Extraordinary Sea Views from Villa Overlooking French Riviera
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Valbonne villa description
Villa Panoramique sits atop a hill, offering exceptional views from every room to the Mediterranean sea, the southern Alpes, and the Loup Valley. Located within a gated residence, bordered by forest on three sides, and 1.5 miles from the nearest road, it provides a tranquil setting. The private 15’ X 40’ pool is adjacent to the kitchen and living room and surrounded by an exotic enclosed garden. The villa is luxurious, with a mixture of modern and antique furniture and comfortable sofas and chairs, high quality beds and linens, the convenience of a modern kitchen and several charming exterior dining areas with custom travertine and wrought iron furniture. The villa is at the end of a private road between the beautiful ancient villages of Valbonne and Biot, each offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, potteries and glass ateliers.
The main floor includes a bespoke kitchen with granite counters, oak cabinets and a stainless steel dual fuel stove. The kitchen opens to wonderful views across the pool and garden to the sea, with an adjacent vine covered dining area seating 16. Custom sliding French doors from the living room access pergola covered terraces offering comfortable chairs from which to enjoy the panoramic views of the sea, mountains and valley. A large bedroom with queen size bed and en-suite bathroom has French doors opening onto a terrace with sublime views of the mountains and valley. The main floor also has an office, laundry and 3 piece shower room.
On the upper floor is the master suite with a king size bed and luxurious en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi for two and open shower, revealing stunning 180 degree views of the Riviera. A second bedroom with en-suite bathroom has French doors opening onto its own balcony with beautiful views of the mountains and valley and two full size single beds.
The independent garden apartment on the lower level has 2 more bedrooms, one of which is a queen and the other has 2 full size single beds, a travel cot for a baby or young child, a bathroom, living/dining room and fully equipped kitchen. French doors from each room provide access to the covered outside dining area set in the garden. This apartment is rented with the villa for large groups, but is available to be rented separately. Please contact us for rates and availability to rent the apartment separately.
Within the residence, there is a large 30 X 20 meter pool, three tennis courts, petanque/boules courts, outdoor table tennis, and young children's play area, all free for your use. There are numerous walks and mountain bike rides in the woods and along rivers directly accessible from the villa. A number of beaches and golf courses famous to this area are within 10 minutes' drive. In the winter, skiing and other snow sports are within 45-90 minutes. Cannes, Antibes, Grasse, and Nice are all nearby. It is 45 minutes to Italy, Monaco and St. Tropez. Guests are amazed at the ease of access to a multitude of places and activities. The buzz of the Riviera is at your doorstep, yet the setting is calm and relaxed.
Fractional equity ownership shares in this villa are now available. For further information about this opportunity and more details about life on the Cote d'Azur, please feel free to ask for additional details.
- Vacation Rental
This is an ideal villa for children of all ages. For extended families with very young children, the separation between apartment and villa provides privacy and calm. For school aged children, the large pool, adjacent forest, quiet domaine and tennis courts, as well as nearby beaches are attractive. For older kids, the separate apartment and access by foot to nearby villages allows independence....moreless
- Limited Accessibility:
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11
- King size beds (1) California king size bed, Queen size Beds (1) American queen size bed, Double Beds (1) American double bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two full length single beds, Child Beds (1) Travel cot for young child or baby, Baby Cribs (1) Travel cot for young child or baby, Bunk Beds (2) Two beds form a bunk bed (stacked) or can be side by side...moreless
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
(2) Main villa has a beautiful American style granite and stainless steel kitchen with dual fuel double electric ovens and gas cooktop, American fridge/freezer with ice and water dispenser, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal. Apartment also has a full kitchen with stove/oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer. ...moreless
- Catering Available:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Wood Fireplace:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet:
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
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The views are amazing BUT it is in the middle of nowhere and you have to go through 3 security gates to get to the house. You can't walk anywhere and the nearest shop is a 10min drive away. The living room and kitchen are beautiful but there is reason why they don't show all the bedrooms and the downstairs apt is a joke and is so moldy, we could not even enter it. The pool is very small and the owner was not very friendly to deal with. I would not recommend it.
- Guest S (US)
- Date of stay 08/21/10
- Review Submitted 11/23/11
$5000/week September through June; $5500/week July and August $1500 cleaning/damage deposit
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Year Purchased: 1998
Why the Owner Chose Valbonne:
We purchased this villa as our primary home. We lived in France for 10 years and recently moved to the US. Because we love the south of France and especially our villa and its beautiful location, we would like to keep it as a second home. The French Riviera is one of the most interesting, multi-cultural environments in the world. Our villa is located in the heart of the Cote d'Azur, with easy access to everything this sophisticated area has to offer. The climate is fabulous throughout the year, there are no natural disasters, and property values in this area are less affected by economic downturns than in other regions of the world.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Waking up nearly every morning to sunshine and blue skies, diving into the pool for a swim before breakfast, picking lemons and pomegranates from the trees in the garden, hearing many languages spoken in the village square, tasting delicious and thoughtfully prepared food and great wine, visiting the Picasso Museum in Antibes, the Maecht Foundation in St Paul de Vence, the Chagall, Matisse and other museums in Nice, going to the open air market in Valbonne on Friday morning, spending a warm day in February at the beach in Antibes, wandering around the old port/town of Nice, watching the yachts race in St Tropez, having dinner in Monte Carlo, driving to Portofino, Italy for Friday lunch and then on to Florence or Venice for the weekend, skiing for the day in the southern Alps...there is never enough time to do everything in one trip.
- Primary: (408) 353-1741 (California, USA)
- Secondary: (408) 348-1067 (California, USA)
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The view of Antibes and the Mediterranean Sea from Villa Panoramique
Poolside lounging under the lemon trees
Panoramic views from the living room across the pool, terraces and garden
The view of the Alpes Maritimes and Loup Valley from Villa Panoramique
Bespoke kitchen adjacent to pool, garden and vine covered dining terrace
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