Submitted: January 11, 2013
Stayed: November 2012
My husband and I took our four grown children to Southern France for a week. We had an absolutely fabulous time and loved the area immensely! Belle Vue was a very nice villa, the views are wonderful and it was clean, but I agree with another review that the bathroom situation was less than ideal. There are two showers but they are both in the master bathroom which does not have a toilet. Who puts in a master bathroom without a toilet… anyway Southern France was wonderful.
We took the train out of Nice and traveled to Monaco and Ventimilgia, Italy. It was wonderful, the coast is so beautiful, it is breathtaking. We will absolutely return to this area again, there is much to see and do.
The provisioning and supplies were extremely scarce in the villa, not like rentals in the US where provisions left by previous renters remain in the property for the next people use. The housekeeper keeps track of everything and leaves the absolute minimum, down to the squares of toilet paper! The transfer of funds became burdensome with the owner and ultimately all the fees were on us, which was an added cost and not at all fair. Bottom line we loved Nice, but could have done better on the rental.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Laura, so glad that you had a fabulous time!
It would certainly nice to have an extra bath/shower room, one day perhaps! At least it seems to work well for most, even parties of 7 or more!! I must just to point out to readers though, There aren't two showers in the master bathroom, there is one shower and a bath. I think the idea behind having the downstairs WC in a separate room is so that even if the bathroom is occupied for sometime the WC may still be accessed.
Any supplies left by previous clients is of course at their discretion and we cannot account for that. I think you were unlucky this time Laura, clients have been known to leave next to nothing but generally there'll be a few bits to get new arrivals going but PLEASE don't rely on this.
As far as charges go, with transfers to us for deposits and balances we do of course expect to receive the full amounts requested, that is only natural. When returning your security deposit we will settle all of the bank charges as is normally the way BUT if your bank returns the funds due you providing incorrect account details and your bank has deducted costs we must deduct those costs from the balance.
The rates we offer for the rental of our house are net of any bank charges that you may incur at your end when sending funds to us and we make every effort to cover the costs of fund transfers to you from us provided that we are given the correct information.
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