About the property
- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms/shower-room, sleeps 6 + 1 baby (cot available)
Pura Vida offers luxury accommodation for 6/7 in 3 double bedrooms - one set as a twin - all with en suite bath/shower rooms. From the spacious entrance hall, you enter the dining room (seating 8) which, in turn, leads you through to the beautiful light and airy sitting room with its real log fire. For your entertainment, you have a choice of satellite TV, DVD player, stereo unit and Wifi access. In the fully fitted kitchen, you will also find an American fridge-freezer with ice making facilities and water cooler. From the kitchen, you have direct access to the covered terraces, set out as summer living and dining areas with a gas barbecue. All rooms face South over the pool and beyond to the sea. There is also a utility room with washing machine and dryer. Secure parking for 2 vehicles is available in the gated outer courtyard.
To the West of the pool and sun terraces, across a lawned area, bordered by various shrubs and trees, a pizza oven awaits the more adventurous chefs!
The secluded location -not overlooked- of Pura Vida offers the perfect opportunity to laze in the sun or float on the infinity pool and watch the rare Bonelli's Eagles sailing on the thermals overhead. Leisurely meals can be taken under the covered terrace whilst the cicadas chirp away and later in the evening, the tree frogs seranade you (don't worry, they all go to sleep around 11.30!) whilst you gaze at the stars and the shimmering lights of the coastline.
If you have visited Tourrettes-sur-Loup before, then you have obviously fallen in love with it like we did! If it is your first visit then you will discover the charm of this pretty medieval village and enjoy browsing in the artisans workshops. Sipping a drink at the terrace of one of the cafes on the square is a favorite pastime of both locals and holiday makers, not forgetting, of course, taking part in a game of 'Boules'. Wednesday is market day and the opportunity to sample many delicacies like 'socca' and locally produced honey, olive oil and wine. The village shops, including a newsagent and a chemist, are perfect for your daily shopping whilst Vence, 4km away, offers a good choice of supermarkets.
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- english, french, german, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Why Catherine Law-Perrinjaquet chose Vence
It was just a piece of land back in 2001. We had a dream and we like a challenge.... Now we have Pura Vida and we would love to share it with you!
What makes this Villa unique
Amazing views even from the kitchen sink.... and from every room in the house as well, of course!!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic villa with fabulous views!
I can honestly say that our family holiday at Pura Vida was one of the best we have had, memories of which will stay with us for a long time.
Right from the initial contact with the owners I felt that they had the holidaymakers best interests at heart. On arrival we were shown around the absolutely delightful villa which had everything you would need. Our (older) teenage children loved their bedrooms with none of the usual squabbling as both rooms were special (and have their own bathrooms!)
We only stayed one week but wish it had been longer. The villa is set out perfectly for lazy days by the pool and long evening BBQs on the terrace. In the unlikely event that you get bored of the pool and its view, the Mediterranean coast is only a short drive away situated halfway between Monaco and Cannes. Or there are some stunning medieval villages to explore close by.
I cannot recommend this villa enough and would not hesitate to return.
Beautiful villa in wonderfully peaceful location
Terrific villa for a family holiday. Beautiful infinity pool. Lovely spacious clean rooms. Great views. Lovely hosts Catherine & Don. And very close to Tourrettes Sur Loup a beautiful medieval fortified village perched on rocky hills very close to Cannes and Nice. Lots of great restaurants near by. Highly recommended!
Pura Vida: an impressive villa
'Pura Vida' does indeed give the impression of 'pure life', being very clean and well-maintained. If anything our experience exceeded expectations. From the infinity pool - with orange trumpet vines at one end and leaning pines at the other - one can gaze across wooded hills to the Cap d'Antibes and the yacht-flecked sea, while listening to melodious songbirds or observing Bonelli's eagles soaring above. There is a lawned garden through an arch off the terrace and a large cool salon indoors. In the surrounding area there is a range of towns of historic interest and charm with a variety of cafés and restaurants. The owners, who live next door, were friendly and helpful but not intrusive. We (myself, my wife and our two grown-up sons) had a wonderfully relaxing holiday in this excellent villa, which we would certainly recommend.
This was our second stay at Pura Vida, and once again, we were not disappointed!
The house itself is beautiful, clean and spacious, and the view is spectacular! The pool and garden are exceptional - the owners, Catherine and Don, do not miss any details.
And the location is fantastic . . .it is close to St. Paul de Vence, Nice and Antibes, and the charming village of Tourette sur Loup is just a few minutes away.
We so enjoyed our visit . . . we hope to return in the near future!
Einfach die Seele baumeln lassen
Wir eine 5-Köpfige Familie verbrachten zwei wunderbare Wochen in der Villa Pura Vida. Die Vermieter sind freundlich und hilfsbereit und obwohl Sie gleich nebenan wohnen, hatten wir unsere Privatsphäre.
Das Haus ist schön gross und sauber, alles hat funktioniert und war zweckmässig eingerichtet. Einzig das Internet ist nicht mehr Zeitgemäss, funktionierte nur zeitweise und dann sehr langsam. Aber bei so einem schönen Ort mit der Aussicht, stört dies überhaupt nicht. Wir haben dies gemeldet und die Vermieter kümmern sich um das Problem. Alles in allem wunderschöne Ferien, die man nur weiterempfehlen kann.
Pura Vida could not be more perfect.
The owner Caatherine and Don are perfect hosts. They are so
Welcoming, nice and helpful.
The house is large, beautiful and very clean. The garden is quite and so lovely. The swimming pool , very clean and the view is awesome.We stayed for two weeks. Pura Vida was the perfect choice for us outstanding on every level. Hope to see you next summer. Lots of love from us Olin/Svensson in Sweden.
Enjoying panoramic views over the hills and valley to the sea, Villa Pura Vida is set in 3000m2 of semi wooded land just 1km from the picturesque village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, also known as 'La Cite des Violettes'. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, ideal for hiking and cycling, yet conveniently located only 22km from Nice airport, this is a perfect spot to experience a variety of activities. Nearby Vence and St-Paul-de-Vence, where many artists found inspiration, can be explored at leisure after visiting their many art galleries and museums. A stroll on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice or the Croisette in Cannes is always entertaining whilst you will discover one of the prettiest beaches in the area if you spend a day at La Plage de la Garoupe on Cap d'Antibes, not far from the famous Eden Rock Restaurant. If you've always wanted to drive around the Monaco Grand Prix Circuit, or take coffee at the Cafe de Paris then why not indulge on your way to Italy for that special lunch!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning and pool/garden maintenance is provided once a week. Linen, towels and beach towels are supplied and changed once a week. Additional cleaning, baby-sitting, cooking and French tuition available by arrangement with the owners at extra cost. The cost of electricity is not included in low season rental rates and will be charged at cost.