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Luxurious Villa - private pool, close to Cannes - 5 bed, sleeps 10, A/C

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Splendid, well-presented Villa for discerning guests seeking Quality & Value

Villa Carpe Diem is a Luxurious, painstakingly crafted Provencal Villa which we have recently redecorated and refurnished equipping it superbly to maximise the enjoyment of our guests,

Key Features include :-

* Fully equipped luxurious Provencal Kitchen

* Two 30m2 Terraces, One covered with Teak table and chairs (to seat 9)

* 50m2 Sun deck

* 50m2 (10x5) private Pool which faces due south to ensure optimum summer pool temperatures.

* Magnificent Pool House comprising a spacious Bar area and extensive cooking facilities; it also houses a 5th shower room and a WC.

* Air Conditioned 20m2 Games Room equipped with Pool table and Table Football

* 150m2 Paved Drive area, which can also be used for games. Such a Table Tennis equipment provided.

* Tastefully landscaped, mature and well kept garden area.

* Close to Cannes Centre but still quiet and tranquil. The main A8 Motorway is 5 minutes drive away, making transport by car to and from Nice Airport fast at around 30 minutes. In addition regular Public Transport (Bus) links to Cannes are close by.

* Excellent family and large group facilities provided

Quality is our Number 1 priority: We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standards and in consistently exceeding our client’s expectations. We have ten years experience of delivering high quality, luxurious Villa accommodation on the French Riviera.

NB. We also own another Villa #412101 located only 1.5 km away, which also sleeps 10. This means we are able to accommodate a 20 person sized party split between our two Villa's

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 3 Separate Toilets
  • 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

We are a family of four who lived on Cote d'Azur for 10 years before we returned to live in the UK in 2010. Now we live in Oxford and have hectic working lives; Often we long for those warm winter days of the Cote d'Azur; but for the moment we're happy with our UK lifestyle; we see the French Riviera as our real home though; We miss the warm Winters the most; one day, we WILL return !!

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Speaks English, French, Italian

11 Reviews

4.7
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

4

good value for the money

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the villa with our family.

Everything was Ok.The property was clean en well maintained.We got many towels .And in the kitchen everything was good,even sharp knives .The property had plenty room outside to sit and enjoy the sun whole day with a lot of privacy.

Although it was late in the season the swimmingpool was cleaned so we could use it.It was very chilly but nice to cool off.Close to the villa there is a busstop ,the bus brings you to the center of Cannes.

I would strongly recommend this villa to other guest .5 bedrooms in the surroundings of Cannes for a fair price.

Vera and Peter

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely house, set in a pretty garden.

  • 5 of 5

We took our family to this property to celebrate my birthday. It was excellent for our needs. We took children ranging from 2 to 16, but they were all busy with the games and swimming pool. Nicolina was very helpful and kind to us while we were there and helped to make our week very enjoyable. xx

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

Very Little Luxury but lots and lots of rules!!!

  • 3 of 5

Upon arrival we were met (not welcomed) by Antonio who speaks very little English. His primary role would appear to be to intimidate new guests as to the financial penalties associated with excessive electricity use. Antonio comes armed with a piece of paper containing a meter reading written in pencil. We had no way of verifying the content or monitoring our usage and therefore spent the holiday concerned about the potential impact this may have on the return of our sizeable deposit. Antonio's English did stretch to announcing that all young people liked to steal ( he looked meaningfully at the younger members of the party) and stressed he would be counting all the bed side lamps on check out (which, for some reason, he felt would prove irresistible to the 18-22 year old contingent in our group). Unfortunately, Antonio's communication skills do not allow him to explain anything useful and so, for example, we never got to use the pizza oven or BBQ.

The villa is basically sound but the owners cost cutting really takes the shine off it. The property sleeps 10 people but they provide 5 sun loungers which is ridiculous. Our party of 9 was forced to operate a rota system! Each guest is given an empty duvet cover,1 pillow and a towel. No additional bedding (presumably to discourage use of the air-con). It took us 2 days to get towels for the pool and they were only forthcoming after we had promised that we would not take them to the beach! There are no cushions on the outdoor seats around the table making evenings uncomfortable and no seating at all in the games room. Guests are required to use plastic tumblers by the pool but there isn't insufficient for 1 each and the cutlery is cheap and flimsy.

There are many many rules (more than we have ever encountered) including no lights around the pool after 9 pm. The owner emailed us during our stay when Antonio took photos early one morning whilst we slept, as he had noticed we had moved the table tennis table and left the umbrellas up. This made us feel a little uncomfortable and is typical of the owners formal, somewhat officious style of communication. Instead of calling, he got the agent to send me a text telling me to read his email!

There is little local information in the villa (which is usually provided) and, unusually, you have to clean the oven prior to departure despite having paid a fee for cleaners.

Overall we would not return. The owners need to be more friendly and less frugal.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Your review is a gross exaggeration and not a true reflection of the Super Quality our Villa provides. Firstly I take exception to your assertion that Villa Carpe Diem is not Luxurious. It is and we have many happy guests who testify to this. As VCD has A/C throughout, our summer electricity usage can peak at 10KW+ per hour, so reminding guests to switch it off after use is just common sense. The rental rate you paid was the lowest of the summer season. For the equivalent pro rata per person rate equal to just 1 night in a nearby hotel you rented a week at VCD. This is great value and your expectations are just completely out of sync with the rental rate you paid. When you requested more towels we responded in a timely fashion and provided them. Asking guests to take care of our towels and not take them to the beach, I see as an entirely reasonable request; evidently you do not. The Six not Five Sun Loungers we provide is as stated on our Ad. The ping pong table you moved to the lawn so it was thoroughly soaked overnight by our lawn irrigation system, I afraid did require ME (the owner NOT an agent) to intervene and remind you not to do this; as this stops the lawn irrigation from working and it also ruins the table. The Sun umbrella's you left opened overnight is the cause of several being broken every season, when strong wind gusts catch and break them. There are no rules about no lights by the pool after 9pm. The pool side night-time restriction is on making excessive noise after 11pm, something which is entirely reasonably within a residential area where VCD is located. It seems that you have taken exception to following ANY of the house rules. These rules are just about requiring basic respect and care for our Villa and contents; they are not overly demanding, just sensible and pragmatic; designed to stop injury to guests, annoyance of our neighbours or breakage of the Villa contents due to misuse. You are the only guest to have ever complained about them. Our €100 Cleaning charge covers 4 hours cleaning only. With a large 5 bed Villa we normally need to spend many more hours than this to render VCD to the immaculately clean and pristine condition we require. We simply ask for a little consideration and respect so as to NOT to leave us with MASSIVE end of stay cleaning task. Such respect was completely absent during your stay and the Villa was left in terribly messy state after your departure. Nevertheless your deposit was refunded in full.
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5

Lovely villa, great base for visiting the area

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic time enjoyed by all of our family of 10 including our 2 small granddaughters. Accurate description of facilities, villa very clean & well maintained. The pool was beautiful, we had been a little concerned that the water wasn't heated but we soon discovered heating was definitely not necessary, once you were in the water was lovely! Having 2 little ones with us it was a great plus to have a pool area that was secure.

Part of the family had flown into Nice airport, the rest of us driving down so we had 2 cars during our stay. The drive area was big enough to park 2 cars comfortably and still have room to play, the automatic gates were a bonus. We alternated days at the villa with days out exploring the area always having a dip in the pool on our return and the older kids enjoyed the games room in the evening. Trips out included beaches, Lac de Saint Cassien, Marineland & Les Grottes de St Cezaire. The villa is in a good location, close to local amenities and the main travel routes if travelling further afield.

Re previous review on electricity usage - we didn't incur any extra costs and had the air con on in the bedrooms every night.

Communication with Ian was great and Antonio was most welcoming.

We spent some time watching the Olympics and the satellite tv was much appreciated by the grandchildren (& their parents) in the early mornings. Our only suggestion would be another sofa.

Eating areas were big enough to accommodate all our party both inside and out & it was lovely to have the choice.

A lovely family holiday in the South of France at Villa Carpe Diem!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic villa for a group, great pool, outdoor BBQ area and perfect location close to Nice

  • 5 of 5

Pre-trip Ian was great at answering any questions quickly and providing really helpful info. A short 35 min drive from Nice centre, the Villa is located in a lovely residential area with a supermarket 5 mins away by car (Intermarché), boulangerie, Tabac etc 5 min walk from the Villa. When we arrived we were greeted by Antonio, a bubbly character who gave us a very detailed tour of the house - he spoke little, to no English so make sure someone in your group can translate or you may struggle with the finer details of what to do/not do.

The Villa is as the pics show, nice big pool with good sunbeds and parasols, an amazing outdoor BBQ area with a super handy shower, toilet, fridge for drinks by the pool, BBQ and clay pizza oven. The bedrooms were spacious, most with toilets/en-suite shower and/or bath, air con which was an absolute dream in the hot evenings. A big living room with UK Satellite TV that was hugely appreciated during the Olympics and a kitchen that catered for all needs.

The villa amenities were fantastic, table tennis, games room with fussball, cycling machine (wasn't touched obviously, it was a holiday after all), handy washing line outside for wet swimming gear, wi-fi etc.

We rarely left the Villa apart from making daily visits to the boulangerie so if you're looking for a group villa that you can hole up in and be very content, I'd definitely recommend this place. With a hire car, it was more than close enough to Nice/Antibes etc if you did want days out and about though.

Couple of minor tips/comments would be, taxis from Nice airport to the Villa were extortionate (over €100), uber was much cheaper around €60 so definitely use Uber. Antonio made quite a point about not abusing the gas/electric which left us a little on edge regarding over-using the the air con (not sure what was normal use/overuse), we weren't in unbearable heat so it wasn't a huge issue but for future groups that may have kids/need more aircon, make that a consideration to not be charged for extra use.

We definitely hope to visit again, thanks Ian for letting us use your lovely Villa!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review, especially one so positive. It's very rewarding when we see all the hard work we have expended on creating Vila Carpe Diem is appreciated by our guests. On the energy usage, we find we hardly ever need to charge an Excess energy charge, as our daily usage limit that's included is set a high level. We do however want to encourage our guests not to waste energy unnecessarily and in so doing respect our environment; hence the reason for the daily usage limit. Thanks for being perfect guests!
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5

Cracking place

  • 5 of 5

The villa was fantastic. Lovely big ground area. Cracking swimming pool and outdoor kitchen. We stayed 8 adults and 4 children. Ian was a top guy in sorting us another cot. Supermarket was a 10 minute drive away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Villa Carpe Diem was the first house we owned when we moved to live on French Riviera; we have carried out substantial Villa improvements to equip it perfectly for holiday rentals. We also own another Property Villa Ad Alta, which is located close by. Both these properties have been presented and equipped with a great attention to detail in order to ensure they are best equipped to maximise our guests rental experience.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice Airport at 40 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Nice Port at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mandelieu La Napoule at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cannes La Bocca at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : J41 - A8 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Lavandin at 200 Metres Nearest Ski : Isola 2000 at 80 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Mandelieu La Napoule at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary

La Roquette sur Siagne is a quiet well kept village that borders Cannes, having some excellent road links, for those who want a non-isolated Riviera location but still a peaceful ambiance, La Roquette’s location is perfect, a place where the mountains and sea meet, but still remote from the Cannes summer hub-bub, allowing you to either relax in quiet tranquillity or head out to the lively sights, sounds and sandy beaches of Cannes & Mandelieu that are only minutes away by car (or by the local bus service). Local shops and restaurants are only a short walk away (200m), for those essential trips to buy freshly baked patisserie's.

Extensive amenities are close by (200m), namely local shops and some excellent restaurants.

Availability

Rental rates

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LOW-6 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£759
for 5 nights
From
£135
£844
 
 
XMAS & New Year 16
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 5 nights
From
£253
£1,350
 
 
LOW-1 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£789
for 5 nights
From
£141
£928
 
 
MIPM 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,603
for 4 nights
From
£380
£1,603
 
 
LOW-2 2017
19 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£856
for 5 nights
From
£154
£1,012
 
 
EASTER-1 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£869
for 5 nights
From
£157
 
 
EASTER-2 2017
14 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,348
for 7 nights
From
£181
 
 
LOW-3 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£856
for 5 nights
From
£154
 
 
LOW-4 2017
5 May 2017 - 15 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£894
for 5 nights
From
£162
£1,055
 
 
Cannes Film Festival 17
16 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,856
for 5 nights
From
£354
£1,856
 
 
MID-1 2017
29 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 5 nights
From
£253
£1,350
 
 
CANNES LIONS 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,772
for 4 nights
From
£422
£1,772
 
 
MID-2 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,434
for 5 nights
From
£270
 
 
HIGH-1 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,531
for 7 nights
£2,531
 
 
HIGH-2 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,742
for 7 nights
£2,742
 
 
PEAK 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
14 night minimum stay
£5,569
for 14 nights
£2,827
 
 
HIGH-3 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,700
for 7 nights
£2,700
 
 
HIGH-4 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,784
for 7 nights
£2,784
 
 
MID-3 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,941
for 7 nights
£1,941
 
 
MID-4 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,519
for 7 nights
£1,519
 
 
LOW-5 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
From
£183
£1,181
 
 
LOW-6 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£789
for 5 nights
From
£141
£928
 
 
LOW-7 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,181
for 5 nights
From
£219
£1,181
 
 
WINTER 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£789
for 5 nights
From
£141
£928
 
 
XMAS & New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 5 nights
From
£253
£1,350
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £844
Cleaning Fee £84

Mandatory Post Stay Cleaning Fee: €100 euros per stay.
50% booking deposit required.
Saturday change-over applies during July/August/ Mid September. 1 week multiply stays only e.g. 7, 14 nights

In case of additional persons or children/infants are consented to increase total party size >10 additional fees may apply.

We are able to host events at this Villa. We classify an event as whenever more people that listed on the booking visit the property. An event fee applies on top of the normal rental rates.

Cannes Congress or Festival stays - For these stays we always impose a minimum rental rate for the Entire Event irrespective of how many nights are required. Contact us for confirmation of the rates applicable for Cannes events.

Security Deposit will be automatically refunded 7 days after departure

Prices subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

You are renting a home that we have painstaking crafted to suit our own high standards. Catering for families is one of our key themes; as we have lived as a family in this Villa ourselves, we have ensured that the facilities provided are optimised to be family friendly. It has plenty of character; ideal for those you want a high quality and yet still affordable holiday environment. A great close to Cannes location, that's NOT miles off the beaten track.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Pool House Shower - Shower Enclosure
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - Bath with Shower
  • 1st Floor - WC #2 - Toilet
  • Gnd Floor - WC #1 - Toilet
  • Pool House WC#3 - Toilet
  • Bed #5 En-suite Shower Room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bed #4 En-suite Shower Room - Shower Enclosure
  • Bed #1 En-suite Shower Room - Shower Enclosure
  • All Bathrooms and WCs are modern and equipped to highest standards.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1st Floor - Bedroom #3 - Twin beds - 2 Single Bed
  • Gnd Floor - Bedroom #4 - King size bed - 1 Large Double Bed, En-suite Shower Room
  • Gnd Floor - Bedroom #5 - Double bed - 1 Double Bed, En-suite Full Bathroom
  • Ist Floor - Bedroom #1 - King size bed + Cot - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, En-suite Shower Room
  • 1st Floor - Bedroom #2 - Twin Beds - 2 Single Bed, The 4th Bedroom has two single beds.
  • All Bedrooms are air conditioned to assure your comfort during a hot Riviera Summer.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • A star attraction is our magnificent pool house fitted out to the highest standards, with comprehensive cooking facilities; namely large built-in BBQ, pizza oven, and gas hob. In addition there are enormous tiled work areas, a large sink, and bar. There is also an adjoining shower-room and separate WC We also have large outside terraces, which are fronted by magnificently aesthetic balustrade and hand made wrought iron adjacent to the pool area. We have a detached 20m2 Air Conditioned Chalet which houses our games room which includes a Pool Table and Table Football. The drive entrance comprises a huge flat paved area (150m2), The flat Driveway can also be used for Ball games. Table Tennis and Basketball/Football facilities provides. A Riviera summer holiday is all about outdoor living and so we know that our painstakingly crafted landscapes will make all the difference to your holiday experience.

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