7-8 bedrooms in 4 suites, 4 bathrms, 2 ind.WC, flexible comfort Home from Home
Belinda Jane and Frank
- english, french, spanish, italian, swedish
About Belinda Jane and Frank
We are a retired British couple who love living in France having lived in several other countries, but were always attracted by the South of France and the French quality of life and stress- reduced living. We had been living in Beaulieu and Villefranche right on the busy coast and found it too difficult to move around and park in the summer months and decided to go for an area that was quieter and easier. We wanted to be close to the autoroute, Nice airport , close to the sea, Antibes, Cannes and Nice and within an hour from Monaco. With 5 adult children and grandchildren, the first granddaughter married this summer and living in the U.S.A. and brothers living in the Bahamas, in the UK and in St. Barts., we both enjoy sharing this home with other families who would like to spend quality time together and enjoy everything we have designed for our own family but who are so busy working they cannot come to stay often enough! I went to school in Sussex in the UK and then went to the Sorbonne University in Paris and then back to London and the USA. Frank studied in the UK, Versailles and then spent most of his working life based in Hong Kong. We both love Classical music and Jazz and enjoy the variety of artistic events there are in this area as well as the wonderful choice of restaurants and art galleries and theatres as this area is spoilt for choice. Golf and sports are much appreciated too! When we rent in July and August, we house and dog sit for one of my daughters who lives in the area. We have been very lucky as we have had such nice families staying here and are happy to see several coming back even for the third and fourth year in a row ! This is really rewarding as we both work hard to please different people and varying ages and improve and fix, throughout the winter months so when we get to see the family, with the babies and children, and granny again, it makes it feel as if they are friends or family! This is a secure, peaceful family home.
Belinda Jane and Frank purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Belinda Jane and Frank chose Roquefort-les-Pins
We chose this property as we had owned homes on the coast in Villefranche and Beaulieu and wanted to live close to the sea but surrounded by land, trees, grass. We wanted to live in a peaceful, secure family neighbourhood, with easy parking and shopping, no traffic jams but we also wanted to be able to nip into the buzzing towns with shopping, theatre, concerts etc. and another important factor was close proximity of the airport as we are always being asked to pick people up from the airport! We also wanted a nice garden for our Cocker Spaniel to run in and we have double security fencing which means no dog can escape and dog visitors are welcome! We fell in love with the Roquefort area, so close to Valbonne, St Paul de Vence, Antibes and an easy drive of 20 mins to the airport and 15 mins to Villeneuve Loubet beach which you can walk for miles on. We love it here! I could go on and on...!
What makes this Villa unique
We love the feeling of space, security and peace and although the house is large, we feel cosy and comfortable and even when we are here without family we do not feel we are rattling around in it! There is room for our 2 grand pianos and we both love music. Why 2 pianos? ... Well it is great when you have 2 jazz pianist playing together! Also, our dog loves it here and so do my children and their friends, when they have time to come. There is so much space in the house that we do not feel cramped when there are different age groups wanting to do different things with their time and yet also wanting PRECIOUS quality time together as a family and need a relaxing place to unwind.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
LIGHTS must not be left on all night nor in daylight. GLASS ( glasses ) are not allowed on Terraces around Pool, SPA, nor in the Sauna/Hammam or Gym.
FRENCH DOORS leading out to terraces, must be left closed to prevent insects or other intruders and also to keep the house cool in hot summer months!
BARBQ Kitchen area. No Food or trash must be left outside as this encourages furry neighbours into the property! NO FOOD left outside please! THANKS
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had amazing holidays will all our family. The villa was beautiful, spacious, and had absolutely everything and maybe more we needed. Everyone of us had its own space. The teenagers downstairs with their own kitchen projector and bedrooms etc and the older ones and babies in the upper levels which made it very convenient ! Belinda and Franck were very responsive to all of our questions and very helpful whenever we needed some advice on the area etc. We highly recommend this property. I just wish we could have stayed an extra week. Thank you again and a biento! +++
It was a pleasure to have such a nice family here and we are so happy you had a nice relaxing holiday! You will always be very welcome!
Thank you for your review.
See you again, we hope!
Perfect familiy villa for all ages - fabulous pool
As Summer’s on its way it has prompted me to think about our return last year to Roquefort les Pins and Villa Kilina after an absence of five years. We don’t often go back to the same place and wondered if it would be a mistake but I can honestly say that it was not! We again had a fabulous holiday and the house was just as welcoming and comfortable as the first time - in fact we probably enjoyed it even more.
At Kilina life centres around the large, sunny terrace where everyone congregates throughout the day as the house blends so seamlessly with pool and garden. Meals can always be eaten outside whatever the weather thanks to the huge canopy on the terrace and days end with long and lazy barbecue suppers, when adults can keep a safe eye on younger children who just want to splash about in the pool, whilst teens can drift-off to the ‘cinema room’ downstairs and keep themselves happily occupied watching films to their hearts’ content!
The weather was mostly wonderful as expected and the September sun still hot so we more-or-less lived outside once again. We also made several excursions into the ‘Back Country’ with its breath-taking scenery and historic mountain villages, finding delightful little restaurants wherever we went; so many places to visit and so much to see in the surrounding area; Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Mougins, Biot, St. Paul de Vence etc. and all within such easy reach of Roquefort. At the end of a busy day-out Villa Kilina draws you back like a magnet to bask in its tranquility. Tucked away from the madding crowd it’s a haven of peace and a pure joy.
This villa lets you enjoy the best of both worlds and - for us anyway - provides the perfect holiday.
Well, what a wonderful and unexpected review! How kind of you to take the trouble and how gratifying to see you were a happy return famiiy! Thank you again and our warm regards to all the family.
Belinda and Frank. (Annie remembers you fondly)
The best rental experience we ever had!
Vi har haft den bästa semestern på flera år och allt tack vare ert otroligt vackra hus. Huset är verkligen fantastiskt. Det är mycket smakfullt och hemtrevligt inrett. Det är bra disponerat med mycket utrymme, så även tonåringarna kan få en egen hörna. Poolen är fantastisk och möjligheten att på kvällen kliva ner i en separat utomhus SPA bad, gör det till en drömdestination.
Lugnet och det fridfulla läget gjorde att vi nästan aldrig lämnade villan, då allt vi sökte redan fanns här, även fast planen vara att resa omkring en hel del här nere i södra Frankrike.
Vi kommer tillbaka nästa år, men då bokar vi troligen en månad i stället!
We have had the best holiday for years and all thanks to your fantastic House. The House is amazing. It is very tastefully decorated and homely furnished. It is well presented with a lot of space, so the teenagers can have its own corner.
The swimming pool is fantastic and the possibility of stepping down in the evening in a separate outdoor SPA bath, making it a dream destination.
Its calm and peaceful situation, resulted in that we almost never left the Villa, when everything we were looking for were already here, even though the plan was to drive around a lot down here in the South of France.
We'll be back next year, but then we probably book a month instead!
Thank you for taking the trouble to write this review and we take this opportunity to thank you all again for caring for our home so well. It was such a pleasure for us to have a family like yours enjoying everything we work hard to maintain and it really makes it worth all efforts!
Please send our regards to all the family and hope we see you again soon.
One of the Best!
Villa Kilina truly has everything for the ideal family or group holiday! We spent a wonderful time there enjoying all that the region has to offer, but mostly just enjoying the villa itself with all its appeal and attractions.
A secluded suntrap nestling in lovely gardens, this provencal villa is very comfortable, beautifully appointed, elegant and attractive and simply bursting with luxurious 'extras' and has pretty-well everything you could possibly need to enjoy your break in the sun - the main problem is tearing yourself away from the villa at all! But once you do, you will find the surrounding area has so much to offer, full of surprises and so near the action on La Cote as well.
It is difficult to imagine that you could easily find a better house for a fabulous holiday and we cannot recommend it enough. Ideal for all ages, flat and secure garden.
Thank you for taking the trouble to write this review.
It was a real pleasure to have such a delightful family in our villa and it so rewarding when a family leaves feeling they have had a memorable and relaxing holiday!
Family holidays, spending quality time together, are so important and we have worked hard to have fun things for all ages.
How nice to see it appreciated and to hear that you will be returning. You have made US happy too!
Love to all of you.
One of the best accomodations we had in the last 8 years at the Cote D'Azur. The description of this beautiful property matches completely with reality. We stayed for three weeks in this peacefull oasis and enjoyed the supreme comfort that contributed to a great holliday, both for us and the children as well. Don't doubt, go there and become aware of the expression 'living as God in France'. Thanks again to the very helpfull staff en and lovely owners.
We are so happy that such a nice family had a memorable holiday in our villa as we work hard to try and provide everything we ourselves would wish for when on holiday with our friends and family.
It is also wonderful to have such charming and appreciative people enjoying everything the property has to offer and especially taking the trouble to write an unsolicited review.
Thanks Judith, Mike and family!
Notre séjour à Roquefort...
Merci beaucoup. Je recommande! Nous avons passé une semaine de détente totale. Les enfants ont été ravis par les cours d'equitation. C'etait très agréable. Maison de très bon gout et parfaite pour une famille nombreuse ayant besoin de depaysement et de nature. Peut-être à l'année prochaine!
The villa is a home from home where luxury, comfort and peaceful Provençale charm blend.
20 Mins from Beach & Sea- Unwind and RELAX in this Family Oasis catering for all ages! Grand pianos, Library, Fitness equipment, pool with easy Roman steps, heated from June until September. Pool can be heated at additional cost in mid-season. Optional Outdoor Spa heated all seasons. Choice of outdoor dining areas.
A peaceful, comfortable but fun home surrounded by Mediaeval villages, Art galleries like the Maeght Foundation just 10 mins away, and superb Restaurants.
There is something appealing for every age and taste and top baby equipment for the V.I.P. baby guest! Fitness with cycling and sport. Family catering can be arranged.
In the winter months, the rental of suite 4 with 3 bedrooms, Cinema , Sauna/Hammam, Spa, can be rented independently, if the whole villa is not required.
We have guests from Amadeus in Villeneuve Loubet and from Sophia Antipolis who come for work and conferences who may not need the whole villa.
Cross country skiing in Grèolieres, 40 minutes away from the villa and magnificent climbs, walks and cycling tours
Beds are very comfortable, linen is top quality. with the optional outdoor Spa, optional Hammam, Sauna, covered Bar B Q outdoor kitchen and outdoor dining, the possibility of breakfast in Provençale Patio outside the kitchen under the morning sun or under All-Weather Pavilion over large round stone table overlooking the pool.
There is a variety of choices for different tastes and different seasons!
Polite Dogs are considered . We have welcomed some very happy dog guests, delighted children and happy babies here!
This villa has A/C, WiFi, and stands on Flat terrain, so important for comfort and ease in peaceful, safe surroundings, close to amenities.
Choice of Supermarkets within 8 mins and excellent bakeries, bio Veg Shops, Fruit shops, hairdressers, Cinemas, Sushi, Pizzerias and restaurants in the village just 5 mins away from the villa. Pharmacy, Newsagent and Café just 3 mins from villa.
Charming local markets and village of Opio Olive Oil press 10 mins away and Bellet wine chateaux 30 mins.
'POLYGONE RIVIERA' , the beautiful new indoor-outdoor giant shopping Mall, with water features outdoor cafés and restaurants , the Casino, cinemas, all shops, and restaurants is a fun family outing , only 15 mins away, in Cagnes Sur Mer!
( The Polygon Riviera is said to be biggest in France .)
Beach & SEA 20 mins ( Villeneuve Loubet Marina Baie des Anges 20 mins) good restaurants, charming Medieval villages, such as St Paul de Vence, Valbonne, Opio 10 mins away and the busy bustling towns of Nice, Antibes and Cannes all 20/25 mins away.
OPIO 6 minutes to Opio and the Chateaux de la Bégude Golf Club.
ST PAUL DE VENCE close to beautiful Provencale markets, museums, Art galleries in St Paul, Fondation MAEGHT Art gallery
MARINELAND 12 mins, 8 kms away,
Golf clubs 6 mins.
MONACO 40 mins. Beach 20 mins. Riding and tennis 15 mins away.
The villa is a home from home villa where luxury, comfort and rustic charm blend and all family members can feel at home and relaxed.
FULL Air cond. 15 units silent Daikin,.
GOLF : The Golf d'Opio Valbonne is 7 minutes from the villa and is one of the 'jewels of the Riviera'.
The Chateau de la Begude Golf Club, is a 17th century Bastide and bergerie and is in the heart of a magnificent domain, in 220 hectares of beautiful landscape including a GALLO-ROMAN AQUEDUCT.
There is a good restaurant and tennis court.
There are 30 practice bays ( 10 covered), practice bunker, putting green and pitching green as well as gold coaches.
The Golf D'opio, route de Roquefort Les Pins, 06650 OPIO.
The Royal Mougins Golf Club is also an excellent golf Club and is around 15 minutes away from the villa.
Ski: 30 mins away 25kms nearest ski at Greolieres (good family skiing)
Greolieres- les Neiges 39 Kms 37 mins
In Greolieres, there are 76 snow canons which means early season skiing is possible. There are 10 lifts for 3 blue, 3 green, 13 red and 2 black runs.The spectacular cross-country Ski trails are the best in the SE.
A wonderful place for beginners and children is La Colmiane, 84 Kms and 1hour 15 away,up the Route de Digne,also providing go-karting on ice and great toboggan runs.