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Villa in centre of Villefranche, near beach with big pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10, centre village

Villa Seriamis is in the centre of Villefranche and has been modernised to the highest standard. It has 3 floors and the biggest swimming pool in Villefranche village. The location is perfect because it faces South, gets the sun in the back most of the day and is only a 1 minute walk to bakery, supermarket, main street etc . Sea views + views across the bay to Cap Ferrat. 8 minute walk to 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. Huge swimming pool. Garage for 1 car with further parking for 2 cars inside gate. Full WiFi , Sky Satellite TV, 2 bedrooms en-suite, Air Conditioning. Heated salt (gated) swimming pool.

One of the most outstanding villas in on the Cote d'Azur.

For more photos see owner's website www.airdnet.com

Old Villa from Belle Epoque era.: This villa has been completely modernised to the highest possible standard and is very child friendly. It is located in a very secure location overlooking village of Villefranche and bay.

Everything in the villa is new and nicely arranged with all original features retained from 1896 when the villa was built. It is a very unusual diamond shape with very high ceilings , original cornicing, fireplaces, shutters, ironwork etc.

Good sea views: Villefranche is very central to all the exciting areas along the Cote d'Azur. It is located on the coast road between Nice and Monte Carlo 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 in Villefranche. 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.

Parking....... Parking outside is in a garage and 2 cars can be parked inside the locked gate.

Video taken by client.... http://robinbenzle.com/travelvideosdetail.asp?ID=68

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Jonathan Aird
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Jonathan Aird

Owner has restored this villa over a 9 month period . It was a very difficult task because of the unusual layout. Villa has been on Homeaway since 2009

Jonathan Aird purchased this villa in 2008

Why Jonathan Aird chose Nice Area

The villa is a truely 'Belle Epoque' era building with all the usual outside decorations associated with that period

What makes this villa unique

Very central

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Jonathan -



I wanted to thank you for the great villa and recommendations you provided. The house is outstanding and a great place.

The new bathrooms were very well done and are helpful when using the house as a group. The rooms are also great and have kept their historical feel which everyone appreciated.

Kitchen was also very well equipped and very handy for cooking for a group. This is definitely a highlight.

Also, The location us superb. We expected to spend more time in Nice and ended up enjoying Villefranche everyday! The local bakeries, butchers etc are all great.



In terms of what could be better? Not much really.

We also used the Dark Pelican rental which is a very good service. Great idea.



Thanks for everything
May 2017
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Jonathan -



I wanted to thank you for the great villa and recommendations you provided. The house is outstanding and a great place.

The new bathrooms were very well done and are helpful when using the house as a group. The rooms are also great and have kept their historical feel which everyone appreciated.

Kitchen was also very well equipped and very handy for cooking for a group. This is definitely a highlight.

Also, The location us superb. We expected to spend more time in Nice and ended up enjoying Villefranche everyday! The local bakeries, butchers etc are all great.



In terms of what could be better? Not much really.

We also used the Dark Pelican rental which is a very good service. Great idea.



Thanks for everything
May 2017
  • 1 of 4

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

London, England
5

Beautiful villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

My extended family had a really nice New Year's week stay at Villa Seriamis. It's a beautiful and very atmospheric villa with lots of room for a big group including toddlers.

The location is excellent. The old town of Villefranche-sur-Mer is a 5-minute walk; the train station and beach are 10 or maybe 15 minute walking; there's a boulangerie/patisserie within view; the 81 and 100 buses (which travel to Nice and Monaco) stop right in front, and there is a very nice playground for children across the street. There's a small Casino grocery store just down the street, although we did most of our shopping at a Carrefour in Nice (15 minute drive). There's also a Picard upscale frozen food shop very close, which could be handy for eating a meal in without cooking.

The kitchen is well-equipped for a group, with a good stove with five gas hobs/burners and a big oven (minor glitches are that the hobs need to be lit with a match and the markings on the oven control are almost worn off). There was an extra fridge/freezer, as well as a serious microwave.

The showers were great, with plenty of hot water unless all 8 of us showered very close in time. Since we were there in Dec/Jan, we needed heat, not air conditioning. The downstairs was warm when we arrived, but the top floor was cold the first night. To his credit, the owner's representative came very promptly the next day to adjust the heat so that all the rooms were warm enough (although the master bedroom still felt nicer with an extra blanket...). Obviously, we didn't use the pool, though it's a good size and has a reassuring fence to keep it safe for children. The badminton court in the photos seemed a little beaten up.

We were glad we had a car, but I think it would be easy to stay at this villa without one, especially if eating dinner out instead of cooking.

We found that Villefranche-sur-Mer was a good place to stay, although the old town was almost spooky it was so quiet this time of year. The town is hilly, but not impossibly so. The beach is not huge, but it's sand not rocks. We found lots to do nearby in Nice, Antibe, and Monaco. I was particularly suprised at how much we enjoyed the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a 10-minute bus ride away on the other side of the bay.

The owner was quick to reply to our questions and his representative in Villefranche was easy to get hold of. I'd be happy to return again, maybe in spring or fall the next time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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yuba city, california USA
5

Villa Seriamis-A perfect holiday setting!

  • 5 of 5

The property was so far beyond expectations! The traditional/original aspects of the house were amazing. The beautifully modern bathrooms and kitchen were a very unexpected joy--quite spacious and with every modern luxury available. The layout of the home, property and surrounding town made it a perfect location for a business or extended family retreat. Our thanks and appreciation go to the property manager, Jonathan Aird and his staff who maintained the villa and were able to answer all our questions promptly and effectively.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The villa is a truely 'Belle Epoque' era building with all the usual outside decorations associated with that period

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 9 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Main street at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Nice at 7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Several at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Villefranche at 500 Metres Nearest Motorway : A8 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Just below villa + 4 others within 50 metres at 30 Metres Nearest Ski : Auron at 90 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Villefranche D'Arse at 100 Metres Car: not necessary

Located in Villefranche, between Nice and Monte Carlo, on the Lower Road (Basse Corniche) overlooking the bay of Villefranche to Cap Ferrat. One of the best located villas on the coast. Easy walking (4 minutes) to the Old Port where many of the best restaurants on the Cote d'Azur are located . Quiet but very central position. Bakery, small supermarket, fruit stall, cafes only 1 minute walk. Easy secure parking for 3 cars.

Other Activities: Table tennis on terrace.

Villefranche is an ancient village and boasts the oldest unchanged street in France.... Rue Obscure in the Old Town which is a 4 minute stroll.

This villa has 33 windows and doors and is an unusual diamond shape. Built by King Leopold for his mistress, it was the Belgian Ambassador's residence for many years.

Ski: Skiing in Isola or Auron which are nearly 2 hours by car.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
June '17
26 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£4,043
for 4 nights
From
£1,011
£9,180
 
 
Summer '17
1 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£10,948
for 7 nights
£10,948
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept 2017
28 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£5,246
for 4 nights
£9,180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,369
for 4 nights
£5,895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,888
for 4 nights
£5,053
 
 
April '18
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,850
for 4 nights
£6,738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
May '18
1 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£4,331
for 4 nights
£7,580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
June '18
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£5,294
for 4 nights
£9,264
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer '18
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
£21,897
for 14 nights
£10,948
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept '18
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£5,294
for 4 nights
£9,264
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct '18
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,369
for 4 nights
£5,895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
Winte '18
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,888
for 4 nights
£5,053
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£7,580
for 7 nights
£7,580
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £421.1

Payment + deposit can be by bank transfer or credit card (+3%). Changeover day flexible

25% payable with booking, 75% eight weeks before.
Cancellation policy : 75% of total rental for period refunded before 15 weeks,
50% between 15 and 10 weeks, 25% 10 and 8 weeks, 10% 8 - 4 weeks, 0% ,4 – 0 weeks
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'
*** NEVER PAY INTO ANY OTHER BANK ACCOUNT, EVEN IF IT HAS OWNER"S NAME***

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Very central

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 280 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, En suite
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, En suite
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Hall WC
  • All bathrooms are tiled and fitted out to the highest standard with Creama marble

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, En suite
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Bathroom beside it
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, En Suite
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, En Suite
  • Bedrooms are : Bed 1 ,2 and 3 on top floor Bed 4 on middle floor Bed 5 on ground floor There is also a cot supplied + 2 mobile beds if required

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • The villa is entered by the middle floor. The top floor has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 en suite. Middle floor has bedroom 4 (en suite), dining room + lounge Ground floor has bedroom 5, large bathroom, huge kitchen room with 2 double doors to rear pool area . The BBQ is beside the swimming pool. Parking for 3 cars...... one in the garage and 2 inside the lockable sliding gate. 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.