Captivating Home Base
Submitted: November 29, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
Upon arriving at the Villa Escale, we were greeted by Pamela, our most gracious host, who familiarized us with the accommodations and surrounding area. Having her pick up a few basic food items to get us started was much appreciated after our long journey from the States. Throughout our stay, Pamela was only a phone call away, at our service at all times.
Using the Villa Escale as our home base, my fiancé and I, along with another couple, thoroughly enjoyed our time in Nice, touring the surrounding towns and nearby cultural sites. The villa, with its views of Nice and the Mediterranean, is just as captivating as the web photos depict, and was equally sparkling and comfortable, equipped with most of the accoutrements we needed. The villa was far more spacious than four people would require, but we enjoyed the luxury of having our own space.
Lounging by the pool and basking in the autumn sun was heavenly, with the occasional friendly visit of the neighbor’s cats. The pool water was far too cool for most of us, but we choose not to heat it, as we thought the cost outweighed the potential benefits.
The cheering of the soccer team on the weekends and the sounds of children playing in the schoolyards during the weekdays, echoed up toward the villa from the valley below. It was bothersome initially, but then we learned to embrace the sounds of the bustling existence surrounding us.
We recommend renting a car that has a tight turning radius and preferably automatic transmission, as negotiating the hair-pins turns on the narrow roads leading up to the villa and the driveway is all quite challenging to anyone not familiar with that terrain. We learned the hard way, with some close calls, and decided to exchange our car for a more appropriate vehicle.
Overall, we were certainly pleased with the Villa Escale and hope to return one day soon.
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