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Bay of Villefranche.... 5 bed villa with pool and 100 yards to beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Villa Oursinade overlooks the bay of Villefranche to Cap Ferrat and has been modernised to the highest standard. The location is perfect because it faces South, gets the sun all day and is only a 4 minute walk into the port with restaurants + shops + small supermarket . 100 metres from the beach so ideal for children . The train is a short walk and 2 stops from Nice or 6 stops to Monaco. Fully restored with marble and oak flooring throughout, fitted out with top of the range furniture and a Clive Christian kitchen. Side garden with large terrace plus two front terraces overlooking the sea. Garage for 1 car with further parking outside. Full WiFi , Sky Satellite TV, 3 bedrooms en-suite, + 2 bedrooms with bathroom beside. Perfect Air Con in every bedroom + lounge + kitchen. Heated salt (gated) swimming pool. This is one of the most outstanding villas in a quiet area . The views from this part of Villefranche are regarded as unrivaled anywhere in the word.

Best location + world class view. : This villa has been completely modernised to the highest possible standard and is very child friendly. The heated salt pool can be locked off for child security. Everything in the villa is new and nicely arranged as follows : Entrance from front patio to large lounge with fully fitted kitchen on the right. Bedroom 5 is off the lounge. Floor 1 has a large bright hallway with the main bedroom off. This bedroom has a huge bed with special quilted underlay + 4 windows overlooking the bay. There is a terrace outside. Bedroom 2 is opposite with main bathroom off it. Laundry area is on floor 1. Floor 2 has bedroom 3 and 4 with a terrace and garden off to the side.

See owner's website for more photos....

Very central. : Villefranche is very central to all the exciting areas along the Cote d'Azur. It is located on the coast road between Nice and Monaco and is particularly suitable for children as the station and buses are very close . Villefranche is a very historic location .... walk along 'Rue Obscure' to get some idea of France in the 14 the century. There are 2 old forts . The Old Town (4 minutes walk) has a bakery, small supermarket, newsagent, pub, many restaurants , art galleries etc. This is not just a tourist village ... most of the occupants live there.

Free parking: The kitchen and bathrooms are fitted out to the highest standard. The most impressive feature is the commanding view and the quiet location yet close to all the restaurants and shops. Parking outside is in a garage and on the road if you have a second car. Shopping can be in the Old Town or a bigger supermarket in Beaulieu-sur-Mer (1 stop) , next to the train station.

More Details

Property Manager
Jonathan Aird
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Jonathan Aird

This villa was restored by owner in 2010 as it was in 3 apartments.

Jonathan Aird purchased this villa in 2008

Why Jonathan Aird chose Villefranche-sur-Mer

The reason for this property is the location. It is genuinly in the best

part of the best village on the Cote d'Azur and one strong feature is the proximity to restaurants , shops etc.

What makes this villa unique

Benefits are 1. Fully restored , 2. Location

Many clients rent wonderful large villas up on the hills and then realise that a car is needed for everything. The following year they rent near the village / beach !

This villa has been rented for 4 years.

Guestbook comments from the manager


Regarding our trip, my family was extremely satisfied with both of your Oursinade Villa & Seagulls Apartment properties. They were beyond all of our expectations on how good they were and how comfortably we felt staying there. Thank You.

Our trip was beyond outstanding, and Gaston and his son were absolutely fantastic hosts for us. His connections and his taking care of us in very special ways helped make our trip experiences outstanding. Please extend my thanks to him for a job well done.

Members of our family are already talking about going back and staying at either units and for a smaller group would stay at the Seagulls Apartment because of its special appeal and location.

Thanks again and I am personally glad that we were able find you on Home Away and rent your properties.
Jul 2016
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Villefranche-sur-Mer Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet , Marble floors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Marble floors
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , bidet , Marble floors
    Bathroom 4 - shower , bidet , Marble floors
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Marble floors
  • The bathrooms are top class and very smart. They are fully equipped.... mirrors, hair dryers, bidets, power showers. Main bathroom has large free standing bath, overlooking the bay.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , En Suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bathroom in hall
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom in hall
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En suite bathroom
  • 3 double bedrooms, One twin, 1 single , All bedrooms overlook the bay and 3 of them have walk out terraces. Three bedrooms are en-suite and the other bedrooms have a bathroom in the hall . Nanny's bedroom has a sink and WC All bedrooms are top of the range with provencal furniture. There are also 2 wheeled single beds and a cot (crib) for extra guests.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You will be completely looked after by the 4 staff and any extra item can be organised for you..... Boat hire, dinner party, shopping, driver, cook, nanny, maid, doctor , airport collection etc. English speaking manager. All facilities are on site and everything supplied. The only items to bring are large beach towels.


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Bay of Villefranche.... 5 bed villa with pool and 100 yards to beach
average rating of 4.625 based on 17 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Great View, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

The view is much better than what you can see in the pictures.

The location is nearly perfect - very, very close to public and private beaches, but also very close to the old village for restaurants, bakery, groceries, etc. Coming back to the villa does include a bit of a climb, but that climb is what affords the stunning views. Not only is the villa walking distance from the beach and village, but it is in a great location along the coast and close to a very convenient train, which can save some driving headaches. We twice bought day passes for the pool/beach at the nearby Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, which was absolutely breathtaking. We also took the train to Eze Bord du Mer to hike the Nietzsche Trail up to Eze - this is probably one of the more beautiful hikes anywhere in the world. It is also possible to take the train very easily to Monaco or Cap d'Ail.

We had so much fun, we asked if we could stay another week and just abandon our full payment for the next villa we were scheduled to visit.

The house is newly renovated and in good condition. The bathrooms are modern and nice. Jonathan was a great host.

If i had to mention some negatives, the worst I could think of would be:

-The wifi really only works on the main floor of the three floors.

-The top floor master bedroom (there are two masters) is stunning, but would be even more stunning if the windows could be opened 100%, rather than just partially.

-The pool is a bit small, but with the sea just 4-5 minutes walk, this didn't matter.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul Thanks for the review and hope to see you again some time Regards Jonathan
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Our favourite villa in Villefranche!

  • 5 of 5

This superb villa is quietly located near the old town. Very tasteful decor and furnishings. Among other items, air conditioning, satellite TV, internet, washing machine ... It has 5 spacious bedrooms and a balconies with wonderful views of the Old Port of Villefranche. The beach, shops, the market and restaurants are just a few minutes walk away. The villa is an ideal starting point to explore the streets and get to know the surroundings. Everything is just a stone's throw away. The nearby station connects you to all the cities and attractions of the Côte d'Azur.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place & trip!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was superb and had world class views. Location is perfect as walking distance to Old Port and railway. A car is not required. Very clean and well laid out and management were very helpful.

Villefranche is the most amazing location.... very old streets and great restaurents.

Very memorable

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was great. Experience was disappointing.

  • 2 of 5


Money was stolen from inside the house on the day of departure. Someone was able to sneak in to the house, lock the bedroom door from the inside and remove money from my Jacket and then slip out by the patio without being noticed.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is most unfortunate when a guest has had property stolen. That is why we have a safe installed in all our villas. I offered this client a free week in the villa November - March but he declined.
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Wonderful Villa, Best Location

  • 5 of 5

This villa is amazing. We stayed over Christmas 2014. There was 2 families , 8 in total. The villa is set on 3 levels and is equipped with everything you need. The views are to die for looking over the bay at Villefranche and out to Cap Ferat. We did a tour with Premium Riviera Tours which was great, they picked us up at the door and dropped us back. The train line is right near the villa so it is easy to go to Nice,Monaco, Menton and even Italy !! The supermarket in Nice -Carrefour -even did a free drop off of all our shopping which was a great help. The area is very hilly and there is lots of steps/stairs so wear flat shoes as you will get plenty of exercise. Villefranche Village is medieval so there is small alleyways and a maze of streets but it is absolutely beautiful.We eat/shopped quite a lot in the village with everybody being so welcoming. The villa does seem expensive ,but when you work out the price per person and for why you get it actually isn't. We had a wonderful time and will treasure precious memories of the time we had.Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THanks for the review and hope to see you again ! Regards Jonathan Aird
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dana point, california, usa

Oursinade in Villefranche

  • 5 of 5

After twenty-six of travelling the world, my husband & I can now say that we had the trip of a lifetime. We spent seven weeks in Villefranche, on the French Riviera, in an absolutely spectacular villa - L'Oursinade. I write a monthly cooking column & required a good, modern kitchen; indeed, I got the perfect, large granite workplace that I needed with a window looking out to the Mediterranean. The bathrooms are beautifully renovated in creamy marble & all 3 levels have soaring ceilings with views over the sea. We look forward to our return visit next year & highly recommend this villa to any prospective renters.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Beachfront.... several
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Villefranche Beach
Car: not necessary

Villefranche is considered the most picturesque village on the Cote d'Azur and is located between Nice and Monaco with a fascinating Old Town + port. The villa is only a 3 minute walk to the beach and 4 minutes to the port. Villefranche is truly one of the world's great locations and this villa is in the best part ..... quiet, sunny, world class view and easy walk to the train. Bakery, and supermarket are also nearby. A car is not needed here although there is a garage + plenty of free parking outside. Cap Ferrat is on the opposite side of the bay and Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a 15 min walk along the seafront.

Other Activities: All beach activities.

Golf: There are several golf courses nearby.

Ski: Skiing is good from December - March and is 90 km away in Auron, Isola or Limona


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit by credit card. No extra charges except for electricity (approx € 75 / week). Cancellation policy on the application form which can be supplied with info sheet before any payment made.
Payment by bank transfer or credit card (+3%)
Everything supplied except big beach towels.
Changeover day negotiable. Long term rentals possible.
FRAUD PREVENTION : 1. Complete application form unless booking through HomeAway site
2. Call owner afterwards (+353872208601, Jonathan)
3. Pay initial 25% by credit card if possible
4. Balance should only be paid to owner's Bank of Ireland account ending in '....2153'

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund