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Ian & Nicolina Lawley

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Ian & Nicolina Lawley

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Cannes Luxurious 5 bedroom/4 bathroom Villa - Communal Pool & A/C

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Centre-ville - Croisette Villa Rental Photos and Description

Finely refurbished quality villa in Cannes - sleeps 10, close to facilities

Villa Ad Alta is perfect for families or groups looking to for an idyllic luxurious holiday environment that allows easy access to all the “MUST DO” Cote d’Azur leisure activities and tourist attractions. You can be immersed in Cannes Chic culture (as well as some great nightlife), in the midst of fantastic sights and sounds one moment and then choose to be remote from the hubbub the next. Whatever you're looking for you can find it at Villa Ad Alta! Endless FUN possibilities at your fingertips!

Villa Ad Alta was completely renovated inside and out in 2010, with creative passion, attention to detail and style. We have also equipped it with all essential Internet and family facilities in order to maximise our guests holiday rental experience.

Only 10 minutes’ drive or a short bus ride away from Cannes famous 'La Croisette' and with a large 20m long shared pool. It has beautifully landscaped (NOT OVERLOOKED) gardens, with a large terrace fronted by stone walls, ancient Olive Trees, Fountain, Statues and a covered summer kitchen.

Located within a Cannes Domain which is renowned for its unsurpassed vintage character; Truly one of a kind in Cannes, with a special authentic charm. The Domain’s extensive private grounds contain many pristine mature gardens; its olive lined internal private roads are quiet and secure.

Shopping & Beaches: Villa Ad Alta is located only minutes away shops, super markets, restaurants and local amenities. A New Hyper Market Shopping complex is located just 1km away. The sandy beaches of Cannes & Mandelieu are only a 10 minute drive away.

Quality and Service Assured: We have created the Villa environment that suits our own exactingly high standards, as this is Villa we have bought to keep for life time. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standards and in consistently exceeding our client’s expectations.

We also own another property H-A ID #93158 Villa Carpe Diem, located only 1.5 km away, which also sleeps 10 and has a 10m x 5m private pool. This means we are able to accommodate a 20 person sized party split between our two Villa's.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ian & Nicolina Lawley (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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About Ian & Nicolina Lawley

We are a family of four you 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 busy working lives in UK. 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 Cannes as our real home though; We miss the Winters in Cannes the most; one day, we WILL return !!

Ian & Nicolina Lawley purchased this villa in 2007

Why Ian & Nicolina Lawley chose Centre-ville - Croisette

Villa Ad Alta used to be our home before we moved back to live in UK. Its name means 'To the Summit'; something which is both a metaphor for the effort spent it's renovation as well as our approach to life. We primarily bought this Villa to be our home and not a holiday rental; but life took us back to the UK and we now visit the Villa just during our holidays.

What makes this villa unique

You are renting a home that we have painstaking crafted to suit our own high standards. It has plenty of character; ideal for those you want a high quality and yet still affordable holiday environment. A great Cannes location, that's NOT miles off the beaten track.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a quite perfect holiday at Villa ad Alta. The property is located in a really good position for going to the beach ( just few minutes by car, in June no problems at all for parking ) or to have a walk on the famous Cannes Croisette. It is very comfortable, and suitable for kids too : the swimming pool is very big and often completely at your disposal, the domain very quite and we saw no dangers at all. Recommended for a really relaxing holiday .
Aug 2011
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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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based on 11 traveler reviews

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Cannes Luxurious 5 bedroom/4 bathroom Villa - Communal Pool & A/C
average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews

A good Base for a Stay at the Côte d'Azur

  • 4 of 5

The guarded domain is quiet and well kept, the inhabitants friendly. It is situated somewhat outside La Bocca, but Cannes and the motorway Provencale are easily reached. There are plenty restaurants, supermarkets etc in the vicinity. The Villa Ad Alta (VAA) is on the perimeter of the domain, the quite busy accessroad (goes on in the mountains) is quite noticeable, especially in the mornings. Thze common pool ist oldfashioned but very clean and refreshing. VAA is a spacious, well designed, clean and best equipped holiday home. Much of the installed electronics we did not really need (2 couples over 60, 4 younger persons between 20 and 30), a few didn't work properly (WLAN in the Chalet, sound-system). This bothered us rather less than the gnats, which drive you inside at dusk, at least this time of the year, despite all repellants. Antonio the "property manager" is quite eager to help with all problems, so are Nicolina and Ian via telephone when notified. All in all a recommendable and enjoyable base for a late sumnmer holiday near Cannes on the Côte d'Azur.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that Villa Ad Alta provided you will a pleasant stay. The Chalet WiFi problem is due to a compatibility issue. We will take step to replace the WiFi Access Point with an updated model supporting wider compatibility with different devices.

Villa ad alta ❤️

  • 5 of 5

Villa ad alta, bellissima e molto accogliente. Dotata di ogni confort, capace di collimare sia le esigenze di famiglie numerose che di comitive di ragazzi come noi. Non è la solita casa vacanze. Ha proprio tutto. Provare per credere. Oltre la bellezza della villa, non possiamo rimanere indifferenti sulla cordialità e disponibilità della proprietaria, che sarebbe felicissima ad accogliere soprattutto italiani.

Felicissimi e pronti a ritornare presto ❤️

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious, well equipped, perfect for larger groups. My father particularly enjoyed his own space in the chalet, and son loved the mezzanine. Many hours were had just chilling,playing petanque and chatting in the well kept, quiet, private garden. The huge tv was a great hit to watch the world cup on :) Bus to Cannes couldn't be easier and very cheap. We had a great holiday and would definitely recommend. Antonio who met and showed us round the villa was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway

Stay on the period 23.04-30.04.14

  • 5 of 5

The house is very cousy and perfect for families!

We had 2 boys with us on the age two and they have plenty of room for running. House is surrounded by bushes and fence so it was very safe place also.

The kichen and the outdoor grill were great! Thank you we enjoyed our stay big time!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

It´s a wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Villa adalta. Great location and a superb Villa

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Fabulously well equipped villa for 10

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at Villa Ad Alta. Villa as described and exceeded our requirements. Easy to get around with a great bus service. Pool close to villa and hardly used by other residents. Local amenities not quite as close as described. 20-30 min walk away rather than the stated 800 metres from main entrance. Unless there was a short cut that we never found.

I would love to return and stay here again, would definitely recommend this villa to others. Owners were flexible with entry date and time.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. The nearby Hyper Market shopping centre is exactly 1 km from the entrance to the Domain according to Google maps. We do always recommend that our guests have a car for transportation however. The Bus service from directly outside the Domain is another option for travel to local shopping or Cannes; just not so convenient or as quick, especially when laden with shopping bags.


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
E.LECLERC Hybermarche 3500m2
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Cannes La Bocca
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
J41 Cannes La Bocca
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
E.LECLERC Hybermarche
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Cannes La Bocca
Car: recommended

Villa Ad Alta is perfectly positioned in a non-isolated Riviera location that gives you quick and easy access to all the essential French Riviera hot spots. This makes it perfect for families with teenage children you want to holiday away from Mum and Dad! They can head off to Cannes, for the Buzz, Glitz, and night life, whilst the rest of the family take it easy!

The Villa is served by frequent bus services to central Cannes (Every 12 minutes from 6am until 9pm, 20mins journey time and 1euro single fare), making for easy hassle free transport to the central Cannes areas such as Palais des festivals and Le Croisette.

Hyper Market, Shops, and Restaurants: 3mins

Croissette, beaches and shops: 10-15mins

Fabulous restaurants in the historic town of Mougins: 10mins Marine Land and Antibes water park: 30 mins

Nice Airport: 30mins

The Verdon Gorge 90min drive north to outdoor activities

Karting and water park in Frejus: 30 mins

A E.LECLERC Hyper Market (3500m2) is only 800m away and within walking distance. It also contains a number of restaurants, bars, Beautician, Hairdresser, Pharmacy, Doctor and Dentist and specialist boutiques

Golf: Cannes-Mandelieu Golf Club:

Located 4km away & close to the sea. The scenery is outstanding and the standard of the greens and fairways are impeccable.

Golf: Cannes-Mougins Golf Club:

Located 6km away. This 6906 yards course is nested in the heart of the Valmasque forest in a protected environment which is unique on the French Riviera. In the Valmasque forest, the course is crossed by a river, the Bouillide River. Indeed, a great course, in a great environment.

Ski: The best local ski resorts can be reached within 90 minutes’ drive; Resorts such as Isola2000 (over 250km of piste , 75% snow canon coverage and lift capacity over 20,000 pph), Auron and Valberg. During April you can sunbathe at the beach and go skiing within the same week or even the same day !!


Rates & Availability

From €171 Per night

Centre-ville - Croisette Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
LOW-1 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
LOW-2 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
MID-1 2015
May 1 2015 - May 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
Cannes Film Festival
May 11 2015 - May 25 2015
1 night minimum stay
MID-2 2015
May 26 2015 - Jun 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
Cannes LIONS
Jun 21 2015 - Jun 26 2015
1 night minimum stay
HIGH-1 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 17 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
HIGH-2 2015
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
HIGH-3 2015
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
HIGH-4 2015
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
MID-3 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 25 2015
5 night minimum stay
LOW-3 2015
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 24 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Post Stay Cleaning €100
Refundable damage deposit €1,000
Notes Cleaning Fee: €100 euros per stay.
Credit/Debit cards, PayPal and Bank Transfer payments accepted.
Prices subject to change without notice.

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.

Cancellation Policy

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Centre-ville - Croisette Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Seperate Toilet - toilet
    Shower Room 1 - shower , Bed #1 Ensuite
    Shower Room 2 - shower , Bed #2 Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Chalet Bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Mezzanine
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Detached Chalet with Bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 also has a cot. Bedroom 5 is located within a detached 20m2 air conditioned Chalet within the Villa's grounds and which also is luxuriously equipped with a full ensuite bathroom The properties 4th Bedroom is located at the Mezzanine level. N.B. The access to the Mezzanine is via a steep staircase which is NOT recommended for use by children under eight years old or the eldery. See VILLA PLAN in picture gallery or click on OWNERS WEB SITE link below, for comprehensive information on Layout and Facilities offered.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Steam Shower
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Property has a large Conservatory housing the indoor air conditioned dining area for 10 persons. We also have a Boules court (Petanque Court) in the properties grounds (Boules provided). The Villa benefits from a state of art Audio Visual system, which includes massive 50inch (128cm) plasma TV screen, HOME CINEMA surround sound system, BlueRay Player and HD satellite TV reception in English, French and Italian. Two additional 22 Satellite connected LCD TVs are also provided, one in the Mezzanine and one in the Chalet. The Villa's facilities have been optimised for teleworking; the villa having several purpose-built home office spaces, all with 18Mbps wired and wireless Internet access. A desktop computer and printer are provided for guest use, but free feel to bring your laptop computer so as to keep fully connected (if you wish to!) during your stay. An exercise bicycle, a PS3 Games console and an extensive range of indoor/outdoor games are provided for guest use.

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