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Chic, Luminous Family Villa with Endless Views of Bay + Coast

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Gorgeous view of Villefranche Harbor!

Gorgeous view of Villefranche Harbor! View down terraced hillside View from living room View from playroom out to pool First family bedroom w. en-suite bath Third family bedroom with en-suite bath

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Last updated: 04/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Villefranche-sur-Mer villa description

The property is a luxurious modern home available for weekly rental in the charming village of Villefranche on the Côte d’Azur just outside of Nice.

The 200 sq. m., multi-level house, completed 2010, is set in an ideal location overlooking Villefranche Bay, the orange-tiled roofs of the old town and St. Jean Cap Ferrat. Villefranche-Sur-Mer, with its colorful waterfront and many restaurants, is a minute's drive by car, or a 5--minute walk down a public stairway terraced into the hillside.

Features include a gourmet kitchen, heated infinity pool, and terraces affording stunning views of the Mediterranean. Four separate bedroom suites, each with its own en suite bathroom, provide vacationers flexibility and privacy in their sleeping arrangements. An additional room featuring a huge window looking literally into the pool may be used for sleeping or as a play area.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Villa
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge
          • Car Available
          • Chauffeur
          • Private Chef
          • Massage
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Concierge services available 24/7. Luxury bathroom amenities. For 1 week rental: 3 hours mid-week cleaning. More than 1 week rental: 3 hours mid-week cleaning + 3 hours & linen change per week. Welcome Basket Final cleaning Utilities (water, electricity, gas)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Ping Pong Table
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Yes...moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Attractions

                  • Playground
                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Churches
                  • Festivals
                  • Forests
                  • Marina
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Live Theater

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Sledding
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View
                  • Monument View
                  • Ocean View
                  • Water View
                  • Town
                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hunting
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Hiking

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining

                      General

                      • Heating
                      • Parking
                      • Garage
                      • Living Room
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Washing Machine:

                        (2)...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        (2)...moreless

                      • Telephone
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Internet
                      • Security System
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available
                          • Coffee Maker:

                            Nespresso...moreless

                          • Kitchen
                          • Freezer
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Toaster
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Microwave

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Balcony
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Terrace
                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool
                          • Heated Pool
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Recommendation

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                            Recommendation

                            • Guest Sara L., Montreal
                            • Date of stay 07/10/11
                            • Review Submitted 07/22/11
                            July 2011 We just wanted to tell you how much we loved our trip! Your house made it all possible. We just fell in love with your spot directly in the middle of the bay. WOW! I understand why you chose such a magnificent space to build your dream house. Everything in the house has been planned and each room has its own style. With the spectacular view in the living room and kitchen while cooking, again wow. It all feels like a dream now back into reality! We have been doing a lot of promotion for you about the house here with our friends in Québec. We loved it so much that we might come back in the next year. Thanks again for the basket of delicacies that you put in the house and the Fragonard product. Really considerate of you! It's been a pleasure.

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                          • Our wonderful spring break at Villa Hippocampo!

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                            Our wonderful spring break at Villa Hippocampo!

                            • Guest Sharon S.
                            • Date of stay 04/02/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/20/11
                            Dear Sage, My family just got back from Villefranche and the Villa Hippocampo and I had to write.  The weather (which has apparently been very rainy until recently,) could not have been better.  The views from the villa—from every room, are exquisite.  It is at least as fun to stay home as to get out and site see.  The beaches-- which we walked to easily—were filled with locals happy to celebrate spring.  We ate on the many terraces at the house and even took advantage of the pool, even though it was a bit chilly (we decided not to have them heat it, but should have.) It was great for all of us-- me, my husband, and twin eight year olds.  We’ll be back next year for Spring Break.

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                          • Recommended

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                            Recommended

                            • Guest Peter M.
                            • Date of stay 03/19/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/20/11
                            I wanted to thank you for introducing us to Villa Hippocampo.  Because it is a new property, we were a bit nervous to rent it sight unseen.  We could not have been happier.  It is brand new, with very tasteful and high quality furnishings.  The location just can’t be beat.  We drove to Nice, Cannes, Antibes, St. Paul du Vence, and Mougin for short morning or afternoon trips—they were that close.  One day, we drove 1.5 hours into the mountains and there was still snow.  We could have gone skiing! Another day, we drove to Monaco (only 20 minutes) and then on to Italy in time for the weekly market day in Ventimiglia. On our rest days, we just walked to town, relaxed at the beach and seaside restaurants.

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                          • Villefranche as against St. Jean Cap Ferrat

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                            Villefranche as against St. Jean Cap Ferrat

                            • Guest Martin W.
                            • Date of stay 02/19/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/20/11
                            Before you get taken in about renting a villa in the midst of the “beautiful people” of St. Jean Cap Ferrat, do some research on Villefranche-sur-Mer. I have rented in St. Jean for the past ten years, but finally gave Villefranche a try. Perhaps it was because of the glorious villa (Villa Hippocampo) we rented with unbeatable views (including all of the houses we rented in St. Jean Cap Ferrat) or perhaps it was because the weather was amazing for the winter months or perhaps it was because my kids were so mesmerized by the “cool pool” at the villa whose side wall is a window to the lower floor video room, but we had our best winter vacation ever. Villefranche is more accessible, more friendly, and interesting than St. Jean Cap Ferrat which is beautiful but limited, especially since all of the estates are walled off and not visible to outsiders. Try renting a kayak in Villefranche Harbor, taking a tour of the old castle and fort, rummaging through the small outdoor antique and food market on Saturdays, or hopping on a train to just about anywhere on the coast in either direction without worrying about parking. We were two related families—five adults and two children who travel together each winter. It was ideal. Thank you!

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                          • Villefranche as against St. Jean Cap Ferrat

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                            Villefranche as against St. Jean Cap Ferrat

                            • Guest Martin W.
                            • Date of stay 02/19/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/20/11
                            Before you get taken in about renting a villa in the midst of the “beautiful people” of St. Jean Cap Ferrat, do some research on Villefranche-sur-Mer. I have rented in St. Jean for the past ten years, but finally gave Villefranche a try. Perhaps it was because of the glorious villa (Villa Hippocampo) we rented with unbeatable views (including all of the houses we rented in St. Jean Cap Ferrat) or perhaps it was because the weather was amazing for the winter months or perhaps it was because my kids were so mesmerized by the “cool pool” at the villa whose side wall is a window to the lower floor video room, but we had our best winter vacation ever. Villefranche is more accessible, more friendly, and interesting than St. Jean Cap Ferrat which is beautiful but limited, especially since all of the estates are walled off and not visible to outsiders. Try renting a kayak in Villefranche Harbor, taking a tour of the old castle and fort, rummaging through the small outdoor antique and food market on Saturdays, or hopping on a train to just about anywhere on the coast in either direction without worrying about parking. We were two related families—five adults and two children who travel together each winter. It was ideal. Thank you!

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                          • Our relaxing month on the Cote d'Azur

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                            Our relaxing month on the Cote d'Azur

                            • Guest Martha and Walter Kearns
                            • Date of stay 08/28/10
                            • Review Submitted 04/20/11
                            I was worried that one month in one spot would be a mistake. I was also worried that the traffic would be horrific along the coast. As it turned out, there was no reason to worry about either. Yes, there were backups occasionally, but with the view along the coast, it was no big deal. There was so much to do—locally in Villefranche, in the neighboring communities of Beaulieu and St. Jean Cap Ferrat, in Nice, Monaco, the Italian border towns, and then all of the lovely villages from Nice and east to St. Tropez, including Cannes. We started the vacation looking for things to do in all towns within an hour or so; we ended up wanting to spend a lot of time in and around the villa and Villefranche. We sunned, we swam, we barbequed, we napped, we cooked, we partied—the entertainment was endless. One month was not quite enough. We can hardly wait to return.

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                          • A lovely time

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                            A lovely time

                            • Guest Sylvie D.
                            • Date of stay 06/06/10
                            • Review Submitted 04/20/11
                            My husband and I drove to Villefranche from Switzerland where we were visiting our son in boarding school. It was a lovely drive, but the bonus was the spectacular villa that awaited us. The views upon entry are just breathtaking and just don’t stop. We spent our time bicycling the coast—even made it to Italy one day!--, dining outdoors at the numerous restaurants along the water, and hanging out by the pool. originally had much more adventurous plans to sightsee, but the villa was so inviting, we ended up spending a lot of time at home.

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                          • Heaven for families with teens!

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                            Heaven for families with teens!

                            • Guest Charlotte M.
                            • Date of stay 04/10/10
                            • Review Submitted 04/20/11
                             My friend and I stayed in the villa over the Easter holiday with our combined four children — all teenagers.  As its inaugural residents we found it absolutely ideal.  The kids could safely walk to town down the public stairway near the villa, they could go to the beach by themselves, and we even let them take the bus or train both to Monaco and to Nice. The pool and the big underwater window were a big hit with all of us. My friend and I made great use of the outdoor terraces and we joined the kayaking club at the Bay—a great 10 days.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Shoulder Season
                          May 1 - Jun 29
                          7 night min stay

                          €8,015
                          High Season
                          Jul 1 - Aug 30
                          14 night min stay

                          €10,010
                          Shoulder Season
                          Sep 1 - Sep 29
                          7 night min stay

                          €8,015
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          €5,005

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                          Last updated: 04/03/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008


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                          Photos

                          • Gorgeous view of Villefranche Harbor!

                            Gorgeous view of Villefranche Harbor!

                          • View down terraced hillside

                            View down terraced hillside

                          • View from playroom out to pool

                            View from playroom out to pool

                          • Third family bedroom with en-suite bath

                            Third family bedroom with en-suite bath

                          • View from living room

                            View from living room

                          • First family bedroom w. en-suite bath

                            First family bedroom w. en-suite bath

                          €5,005 - €10,010 per week (EUR)
                          8

                          4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

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                          Minimum stay: 7-14 nights
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