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Luxury retreat between Nice & Cannes, breathtaking sea view, infinity pool



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Stunning Villa 30 Mins Nice Airport. Sleeps 8 (max 10) In 4 Individual Suites

Villa Soleil is a large, modern, spacious villa with 4 individual bedroom suites all with air conditioning, south facing sea view and glass doors onto their own private terraces. The property offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea and the surrounding countryside with total peace and quiet. It is close to all amenities and only 10 minutes from St Paul de Vence.


Villa Soleil is situated in the uplands of Vence just 30 minutes drive from Nice airport, on the hillside above the medieval village of Tourrettes sur Loup. It is reached by a gated, private road which is shared by a neighbouring villa which is not visible from the property. Villa Soleil has an excellent position overlooking the village with sweeping panoramic views over the sea, from Cap Ferrat to the Esterel Mountains.

Tourrettes sur Loup is a beautiful spot to come home to after a busy day out visiting the many attractions that the Côte d'Azur has to offer. Sea and beaches are only a short drive away as are stunning Saint Paul de Vence, cosmopolitan Nice (distance 35 km), glamorous Cannes (38km) and Monaco (59 km). Italy too is within easy driving distance.


Villa Soleil is designed with relaxation, luxury and indoor / outdoor living very much in mind. The large open plan living / dining area features fully retractable glass walls which means that in the height of summer you can enjoy the cool hillside breeze while in winter months you can close the walls yet still enjoy the clear sea view from within the conservatory area. Electric security shutters throughout keep the property safe while you enjoy the local area.

All four spacious bedrooms (three doubles and one twin) are south facing with a panoramic sea view and sliding glass doors to their own individual private terrace areas. All have en-suite facilities along with air conditioning and underfloor heating. Two bedrooms have their own satellite TV and kitchen area. An extra two folding beds are available to increase occupancy if required. These can either go within one of the bedrooms or in the office.

The extensive south-facing terrace runs the entire length of the house on two levels. Enjoy a coffee or a sundowner overlooking the breathtaking view - possibly the best in the area.

Outside, relax by the private infinity pool (can be heated) with its own outside bar, barbecue and large poolside dining area.

The villa also features a large private boules pitch, table tennis, table football and many board games to amuse all guests.

Quality garden furniture and sun loungers. High quality bed linen and towels provided. The price includes wifi, satellite TV (French and English channels), a welcome grocery pack and a weekly clean and linen change.


There are leisure pursuits galore from horse riding and mountain walking to sea sports, golf and tennis along with a rich array of culture, with museums, theatre, music and opera all within easy reach.

Tourrettes sur Loup itself is a medieval village dating from the 11th century. Violets have been grown in the area for centuries and this has been the village's main agricultural activity since the 1800s. The delicate flowers are used in the perfume factories of Grasse (the perfume capital of the world - well worth a visit) and also in the local speciality - violet ice cream. The annual Fête des Violettes in Tourrettes sur Loup (usually held in March) rounds off the end of the violet season and celebrates spring with music, dancing, a floral procession and even a floral battle. Visit the village website for more information on the history of the village and local events.

Shops and services are all available in the local village (distance 1.5 km). Tourrettes sur Loup has 2 bakeries, 2 greengrocers, a supermarket, pharmacy, 2 butchers, 1 newsagent and restaurants which are open every day. We now also have our first Michelin-starred restaurant – Clovis – which we highly recommend! There is an open air market in the main square every Wednesday.

The property is fully alarmed and has ample parking for 3 large cars.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Having fallen in love with the Côte d'Azur many years ago, we are delighted now to own such a beautiful property in the area and look forward to sharing it with you.

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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Stourbridge, West Midlands

Excellent experience from booking to holiday

  • 5 of 5

Could not fault anything about our holiday at the Villa Soleil. Kathryn was so helpful in the booking process and in her answers to any questions that we had, gave us excellent recommendations and advice that added to our holiday experience. Eric (estate manager) gave a concise handover and was always available if you needed anything. Catherine (housekeeper) was a delight and could not have been more helpful. Welcome pack in kitchen was much appreciated. Villa is well equipped with all you need to have a special holiday experience. Views are stunning both day and night. Tourettes Sur Loup is beautiful with shops selling local produce, butchers and boulangerie is square are amazing. Visited Saint Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo and St Paul de Vence whilst here. Highly recommend Clovis and Chateau de St Martin for food, wine, service and overall good dining experience. Thank you to all involved in this incredible holiday experience. Hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for choosing Villa Soleil for your holiday. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay again in the future. I have more restaurant recommendations for you to try next time! All the best.
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Perfect villa holiday with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were blown away by both the spectacular views and the villa itself. We were a group of 3 couples inc. children. We all had a very good-sized bedroom each with a hotel-style ensuit, really convenient for a large party. The villa is beautiful and has absolutely everything you need - gadget wise, entertainment wise and for cooking which means you can have some fabulous meals while enjoying the most incredible views. The pool is fab and a great temp. The village is so charming, with shops, restaurants and creperies that are to die for!

Great customer service throughout from the owner - so lovely and friendly! The French manager who lives a couple mins away is great too and contactable - which we didn't need but it's handy to know he's there should you need him.

There's lots to do - we found the time to do a day trip to Monaco which was super easy on the train from Nice... but even if you didn't go anywhere you'd still have the best time staying at the villa.

We miss it so much already! And so hope to return in the near future :) Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Aniela, I'm very happy to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves and well done for dragging yourselves away from the comfort of the terrace to go and explore the area! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. All the best.
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A gorgeous, airy, villa almost floating in the sky. The view is astonishing. Perfectly designed.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Justin, thanks for choosing to holiday at Villa Soleil. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again. All the best.
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Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property. The views over the coast from the terrace and infinity pool were spectacular. The property is very well appointed and we were appreciative of the groceries and drinks on arrival. A great location for visiting St Paul de Vence and the old village of Tourrettes just down the hill was beautiful with great restaurants and local craft shops. Thank you Kathryn we would love to return again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again.
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  • 5 of 5

It's a no brainer... Amazing host, incredible villa with outstanding views. Photos cannot do this place justice!

Just book it, myself and 9 others promise you it will surpass all expectations. We have stayed in countless villas, this one sets a new bar

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew, thank you for your kind words and congratulations on your engagement!
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  • 5 of 5

The villa was very impressive and perfect for our short getaway. The views from the pool and the rest of the villa were fantastic and we were lucky to have some great weather. The villa is in a great location for trips to Cannes and Monaco which we really enjoyed I would recommend hiring a car for your stay. The customer service was great, we arrived on a Sunday which meant that most shops were closed so we were worried about what we were going to have for lunch! On arrival at the Villa we found fresh baguettes, ham and cheese along with some fresh juice and wine. This was a lovely touch. I could not recommend the villa enough.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 22 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tourrettes sur Loup at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Nice at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Opio at 7.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cagnes sur Mer at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Cagnes sur Mer at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tourrettes sur Loup at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Gréolières at 22 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cagnes sur Mer at 15 Kilometres Car: recommended

The Côte d'Azur and its numerous artistic and historic treasures are all easily accessible from Villa Soleil. Whether you would like to go people-watching on the famous Croisette in Cannes, admire the art of Matisse, Renoir or Picasso, or even visit Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix - all are within an easy drive. Luxury spa facilities are available at the nearby Château Saint-Martin & Spa in Vence, or enjoy a Michelin starred meal at La Colombe d'Or in neighbouring St Paul de Vence or even in Tourrettes sur Loup at Clovis. Visit Grasse, the European capital of perfume, for a tour of the perfume factories and factory-price scents or enjoy a round of golf at one of the Riviera's many courses. Head to the back country for a hike or try your hand at paragliding from the summits around the old hilltop town of Gourdon. However you choose to spend your day, enjoy coming back to Villa Soleil.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off peak 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Ski / off peak 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off peak 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,344

Contact owner regarding late availability.
Use "Book Now" to pay online through HomeAway with credit card in or "Email Owner" if you have a question or if you prefer to pay by bank transfer (in €). For extra security, please contact owner to confirm payment details.
Standard end of stay cleaning included. Additional cleaning is available and payable locally. If the house is left in an unsatisfactory condition, an additional cleaning charge will be incurred and deducted from the security deposit.
Please note that we are only able to take credit card payments in euros, so if you wish to pay your security deposit on a credit card, you will be billed in euros and so may be subject to credit card fees and/or movements in exchange rates between payment/refund of your security deposit. If you would prefer, you may either (i) pay in euros by bank transfer (ii) pay an equivalent security deposit in sterling by bank transfer and be refunded in sterling or (iii) leave a cash security deposit (in sterling, euros or other major currency) upon arrival at Villa Soleil.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

When we saw Villa Soleil we knew that it was the perfect holiday home for us. The view - stretching almost 60km from St Jean Cap Ferrat all the way across the bay to the Esterel mountains - is possibly the best view in that part of the world. The large terraces and beautiful pool are the perfect places to relax in the sun and recharge your batteries. Tourrettes sur Loup is the perfect place to return to after a busy day visiting its bustling neighbours including St Paul de Vence or the bright lights of Monte Carlo (45 mins), Cannes (40 mins) or Nice (30 minutes drive away). In summer time, we open up the windows across the front of the living area creating a large, airy indoor / outdoor living space. In winter, the windows are closed and the underfloor heating switched on, making it a cosy spot from which to enjoy the view.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Business Center
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to Master Bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to Bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to Bedroom 4
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to Bedroom 3
  • 4 luxury ensuite bathrooms featuring free-standing bath tubs and walk-in stone tiled showers plus 2 separate guest WCs. High quality bath towels provided.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, En-suite bathroom, air conditioning, underfloor heating
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Ensuite bathroom, air conditioning
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite, own kitchen, air conditioning, underfloor heating
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, On ground floor, ensuite shower room, own private entrance
  • Office - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Can sleep 2 extra on folding beds if required
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. Can sleep 2 extra in office on temporary beds. All rooms have French windows (with electronic security shutters) onto their own private terrace area, heating and air conditioning. Upstairs twin room can be accessed either independently from outside or from the hallway. High quality bed linen provided.


  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • The property also has a large utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and iron. The office is a quiet place for those needing to work, with desk space and a wifi printer. End of stay cleaning included. Other cleaning available and payable locally.

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