5 bedroom villa with pool and beautiful terrace facing south
Carole de Zulueta y besson
- english, french
About Carole de Zulueta y besson
We are a retired couple with 4 adults children, who all grew in this house. We spend 4 months a year on our sailing boat and have decided to rent our house during summer. It is ideally designed for family or friends looking for a quiet place with a great swimming pool and at walking distance from the village of Saint-Cezaire.
Carole de Zulueta y besson purchased this House in 1998
Why Carole de Zulueta y besson chose Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne
Great provencal villa located in the quiet part of french riviera, between Cannes(40 minutes drive) and Nice (1hour drive), near the city of perfumes Grasse (20 minutes drive). Swimming pool of 14mx7m with an unspoiled view of Cannes bay and the Esterel mountain. Nice garden with olives trees, roses, lavand and jasmin. Saint Tropez, Cannes, Nice or Monaco are at around 1 hour drive. The 5 bedrooms are all equipped with king size beds. We can provide a baby chair as well as a baby cot on request.You can relax on the upper terrasse or near the pool in the sun bed chairs .
What makes this House unique
Perfect place to enjoy quiet holidays in the Cote d'Azur.Thanks to many buses leaving from the village of Saint-Cezaire nearby (15 min walk), you can reach hot spots like Cannes or Saint-Tropez even if you don't have a car. If you wish to stay in Saint-Cezaire, you can still have a lot of activities : Grottes de Saint-Cezaire, Horse riding, Tennis lessons...
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Great villa in a beautiful location
Spent 11 nights at the villa. Feels like a family home with everything you need & the decor / paintings are beautiful. Never experienced a salt pool before so wasn't sure what to expect but it was great & much nicer than chlorine. Very peaceful & beautiful views and lots of outdoor space. The village is lovely and has a great market. We visited the Saint-Cezaire caves & had a great day at Saint-Cassien Lake where the kids went on the aquatic park & we had a go at paddle boarding. Visited Cannes on the train & also spent a day visiting some of the local villages. Vence lovely but most things were shut (avoid a Monday!) & Tourrettes Sur Loup was beautiful but there are lots of other villages to visit. We had problems with our transport/transfers & Getty really helped us out. Would definitely recommend!!
We are so happy you spent a great time in our villa. Getty will be very proud of your kind words for her. She really do her best to make sure you enjoy your time with us. Your were as well great guests and we would be very happy to have you again. Thanks a lot for choosing our villa. All the best
Carole and Juan
Good Holiday in France
The overall stay was enjoyable , however it would have been a great holiday if some of the issues were addressed before our arrival
Firstly coming from England for the first visit to France it would have been helpful to advise visitors of the roads to and around the villa , they are very narrow and if I had had a very large people carrier or car it would have been quite tight to get around.
Next when we arrived, there were cats wondering around the house, I am allergic to cats so that was a complete no for me and had to then make sure all my holiday that they did not come into the house. You should ensure that your guests are made aware of that or deal with it, as Getty didn't seem to care really that I had that issue and shrugged her shoulders. Also when showing us around she found that there were no dishwasher tablets, this is not a big issue but why hadn't she done the check before we arrived. Attention to detail was lacking.
The Hot tub was out of order, which if advertised should be able to be used, this was a disappointment to my family., Also the 3rd Fridge was out of order, when you have large family to feed and for drinks the 3rd fridge is essential in the Kitchen.
Next was the electrics, the majority of the electric sockets in the Kitchen and one of the bedrooms did not work. These should all be checked before guests arrive, one of my sons had bedroom 4 and didn't have any sockets to plug anything in, so had to plug his fan into bedroom 5 which was not ideal for my eldest son and girlfriend.
This may all sound negative however on the positive note, the outdoor space , Pool and dining area are superb and we really enjoyed the outdoor living as that is were we spent most of our time. I think if you are are renting out to guests the attention to detail is essential and if this had all bee addressed before our arrival, then we would have had an excellent holiday rather than a good holiday. Thank you, Nicola and Family , England
Thank you for your feedback. May I just add some comments.
About the narrow roads. I understand it can be difficult for English Guests as you are used to drive on the left but I can't do anything about the roads. You are in Provence, not far from the sea but also close to the mountains. Those roads are part of the charm of Provence. No big highway to reach the place, so few people to share it. I would advise you to go to Google Maps before your next trip so you can check the roads before choosing your next place.
About the Cats. We do have 3 cats that use to come to the 3/4 villas around to claim for food. Like other animals, if you do feed them, they come back and if you don't, they will claim for it elsewhere.
About the dishwasher tablets. Sorry if we forgot to give you them on the first day. Getty found them afterward but I hope you found a nice compensation with the complimentary welcome basket that was waiting for you and where we put the olive oil we make with our olive trees, some wine, water, salt, vinegar, sugar, coffee (also nespresso machine tablets), some washing machines tablets, toilet paper, kitchen roll paper, dish washing product... We try to anticipate to your first needs when you arrive at the villa but we may forget some small things.
About the out of order fridge. It just went out of order before the family left the house and as it is a very specific one (built-in refrigerator) we had no solution for a quick and proper replacement.
About electrical sockets, Any sleeping room has got at least 5 electrical sockets. The room 4 and 5 are the one youngest sons leaves in all year round and they never complain about this, as we installed at least 5 sockets per room . And they use plenty of electronic devices such as TV, iPads, fans, music boxes...You should have ask Getty to request our maintenance man to fix this or to show you were to plug yours. We had no complain from the following guests.
About the hot tube. It is 'out of order' on purpose. We never mentioned it in the description of the villa as we do not use it during summer. You would not find any advertising / picture of it in our announcement. So don't be disappointed, none of the guest we ever had (and we will have) got (will get) access to this hot tube.
We invested in a large (7x14m) no chlorine swimming pool and I hope you could enjoy it all day long.
Again, thank you for having chosen our villa this summer. I wish you all the best.
A Perfect Week
We had a wonderful week in this luxurious villa with it's beautiful decor, wonderful pool and fantastic views. We couldn't have hoped for more, with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, and lovely outside spaces to sit in drinking our wine looking over the dramatic river valley. The village itself is very pretty and a lovely place to while away the time. When you can tear yourself there is much to do and more beautiful places to visit than we had time for. We have rented many villas in Europe over the years and whilst they all had their good points, this is the only one where everything seemed perfect. I hope to return one day.
I am so happy you enjoyed your stay in villa lou simbeu. Getty and Françoise who prepared the house and welcomed you will be very proud in reading your great comment. I would be delighted to have you again as you have been the perfect guest family!. Best regards to you and your family. Carole
une superbe maison !
Malgré un début difficile ( frigo qui tombe en panne, pompe de la piscine qui casse..), l'intégralité de nos problèmes ont été réglés avec rapidité et efficacité!
Les prochains auront donc un frigo américain tout neuf!
La maison est superbe, bien proportionnée et très bien agencée. Les repas sur la terrasse avec vue sur la piscine et le paysage nous manquerons à tous !
Nous recommandons sans problème cette maison, tant pour le lieu que pour la sympathie de ceux qui s'en occupent.
Merci pour votre appreciation. Et surtout bravo et merci pour votre comprehension et patience face aux soucis rencontres, malheureusement independants de notre volonté. Getty et Françoise seront enchantée de voir que vous avez apprecié leurs efforts pour que vous soyez contents de votre sejour. Elles ont fait de nombreux compliments sur ces vacanciers si agréables et si respectueux de leur travail et de la maison. Nous aurons plaisir à vous recevoir à nouveau. Quel bonheur d'avoir de tels vacanciers!. Cordiales salutations. Carole et Juan
Juste formidable !
Magnifique séjour dans cette superbe villa très bien entretenue et décorée avec goût, tout confort, où nous avons pu nous retrouver en famille en toute quiétude. Nous avons également pu apprécier l'accueil de Guetty très agréable et à l'écoute. Nous recommandons vivement cette location et nous y reviendrons, c'est sûr !
Une famille formidable!
Des vacanciers modèles, d'une gentillesse et d'une correction rare. On ne peut qu'espérer avoir le plaisir de vous revoir chez nous dès que l'envie vous en prendra. Merci pour votre gentille appréciation qui nous va droit au coeur.
Chaleureuses salutations à tous. Carole et Getty
Accueil est très facile, le manager de la maison Getty est très sympa, simple et efficace avec un brin d'humour.
L'espace piscine est le top : grande, jolie, on peut plonger, pas chlorée, les transats très confortables et très jolie également pour les bains du soir. !
L'espace repas, terrasse, barbecue est également très agréable et parfaitement adaptée.
Un seul bémol : il manque des coupes à champagne pour fêter les vacances et les succès aux concours !!
A 50km from Nice International Airport. A supported at the airport pick-up service can be arranged.
A few minutes walk from the medieval village of Saint-Cézaire offering bi-weekly market and a night in the summer, caves and restaurants. 12km from Grasse, perfume town, 30kms from Cannes, its summer fireworks festival and its luxury boutiques, 1h00 from Monaco, casinos and oceanographic museum or 1:00 village of Saint-Tropez. 40 minutes from Marineland Antibes park, 20 minutes from Lake St. Cassian and Cabris Golfs or Les Terres Blanches Fayence.