I am writing this review almost a year after visiting this villa in Valbonne. I usually don't write reviews but felt compelled to share my experiences because of the wonderful memories of our stay in Valbonne.
This house is absolute perfection. I have stayed in homes in France, Spain, Greece and Italy and nothing compares to this beautiful villa. The level of quality throughout the house is astounding and the views of the Alps from your verandah are without compare. The setting is peaceful and yet you are only minutes away from the Valbonne city centre. It is a perfect place for a family to stay, with top notch security and amenities to ensure that your vacation is comfortable and issue-free. Collette, the house manager, ensures that everything is exactly as it should be, the twice-a-week gardener keeps the grounds impeccable, and the pool is large and picturesque. The house is clean, well furnished and spacious. My son took the third floor all to himself, my eldest daughter had a room with views and decor worthy of Architectural Digest and my youngest daughter chose the library as her quarters. My wife and I enjoyed the pool-level master suite with walkout to the patio. I couldn't ask for more.
The house itself is situated within a short drive of Antibes (10 min), Cannes (15 min) , St. Paul de Vence (20 min), Eze, Ville Franche and Monaco (30 min), making it an ideal jumping off point for many enjoyable day trips. I highly recommend St. Paul as one of my favourite spots on Earth. The town of Valbonne is quiet yet charming and we spent most nights in the open square enjoying a great dinner in the ambiance of the locals. The open air market on our final day was a treat.
The memories I have of our stay in Valbonne will last a lifetime and I highly recommend this home. Jacob, the home's owner, made sure that everything was exactly to order and Collette (and her son) went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. I couldn't ask for a better vacation experience.
As I continue my travels throughout Europe, I can't help but to compare every vacation to this one in Valbonne. Unfortunately, I have not yet found one that can compare.