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Magnificent villa in a spectacular setting with 360° views of the Mediterranean

Menton, France
  • Villa1722 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Located in a breathtaking setting on the French Riviera, a dream stay awaits you at this beautiful property nestled in the hillside of Menton facing the Bay of Garavan.

The villa can accommodate up to 6 guests.

With sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Italian Riviera, this ancestral family home is surrounded by lemon, orange and olive groves. Fully renovated and recently redecorated, this superb villa is at once authentic and contemporary. It offers modern commodities and complete comfort – the perfect environment for rest and relaxation.

The villa is on two floors and offers stunning sea views from all rooms. On the ground floor: a vast living and dining area; a fully-equipped kitchen; a second living room which can be used as a third bedroom, and a bathroom with shower. Upstairs: the master suite; a full bathroom with separate shower and tub, and another bedroom. Both bedrooms on the second level have independent terraces for privacy. Off the ground floor: a garden-terrace with summer kitchen; lounge chairs, and Jacuzzi, all facing the sea.

The villa is entirely air-conditioned and has high speed internet. It is also equipped with an alarm system and safe to store valuables. Private parking is available.

Les Citronniers is classified 5 lemons, equivalent to 5 stars, by the Menton Tourisim Office.


Serge et Michéle CERUTTI

Member Since 2012
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within one hour
english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
Why Serge et Michéle CERUTTI chose Alpes-Maritimes

I was born and raised in Menton. Les Citronniers (Lemon Groves) was my family home where I lived with my parents and two brothers. My parents were horticulturalists on the hill of Garavan. My younger brother lived in the villa until 2010. In 2011, the villa was completely renovated and modernized with brand-new furniture and contemporary décor. The intent was to provide our guests with an ultra-comfortable environment and all the amenities to feel right at home, at an attractive cost. It was always my dream to share this enchanting place where life is enjoyable all year round. Nestled between sea and mountain with an astonishing view, Les Citronniers is a place of peace, calm or exciting discoveries. The choice is yours!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • 1 sleep sofa /futon


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Beach
            • Downtown
            • Near The Ocean
            • Town
            • Village


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Parking
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Alarm System
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Safe
                        • Sunbed
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Tumble Dryer
                        • Vacuum Cleaner
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Kitchen
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Kettle
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Cellar
                                        • Courtyard
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Garden Table & Chairs
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          150 sqm / 1614 sqft
                                        • Loggia
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Porch / Veranda


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub


                                                    • marina
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • disco club
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • boating
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  22 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great find

                                                                  Samantha H.

                                                                  We spent a week here last week and had a great time. The house has the most fantastic view of Menton, which can be enjoyed from the hot tub on the terrace! Serge and Michelle (who let the house) welcomed us when we arrived, made sure we knew everything we needed to about the house and the area and gave us a gift including lemon wine (a speciality of Menton). Michelle makes it and it is absolutely delicious! They have tried to think of everything you might need and the house is spotlessly clean and well cared for. I would recommend a stay here.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear friends

                                                                  Thank you for your nice appreciation .

                                                                  We are very glad you had a pleasant stay at the villa.

                                                                  We've enjoyed your knowledge, and we're glad to have you discover specialties and spectacular sights of our region.

                                                                  You will have beautiful mémories of Menton.

                                                                  You always welcome if you want to return for another stay.

                                                                  Goodbye,see you soon.

                                                                  Michèle and Serge

                                                                  Great villa, great location!

                                                                  Martin v.Helsinki

                                                                  We travelled with family (2 adults, 3 kids, youngest was 1 year, oldest 12).

                                                                  The villa was superb: while the photos looked great, this was one of the instances were the reality was even better. The property was wery well maintained, clean and contained e.g. the best kitchen equipment we have seen in similar luxury villas.

                                                                  The wifi was top quality: I could attend on-line meetings and not care about children watching Netflix at the same time.

                                                                  The owners were very helpful, it was really easy to install. We didn't have any problems so we did not need to contact the owners during our stay. In general, the owners were proud of their villa (for a reason!) and the amenities and they clearly wanted to maintain it that way.

                                                                  The villa is, as birds fly, quite close to Menton old city, but with a car it takes about 10 minutes, since you need to climb quite a bit.

                                                                  The views were truly magnifique, and the terraces were great, with great views and functionality. The barbeque area worked really well, planning to do something similar at our cottage house.

                                                                  Our youngest kid was almost two years old: the villa (with stairs etc) might be difficult if you have a very active one year old, but for us this worked very well (and the owners might have something in reserve for the stairs, we did not ask, as we did not need). The owners had an extra baby cot we could place in the master bedroom. The older kids shared the other one of the large bedrooms. In addition, there is a quite large separation (from the living room) containg an another sofa for a third ~double bed.

                                                                  Two toilets, both with showers, good! The washing machine etc. worked well for washing kids clothes during our 10 day stay.

                                                                  Thank you Serge et Michèle!


                                                                  Agnes C.Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

                                                                  Nestled amidst lemon groves on manicured grounds, Les Citronniers is simply exquisite. Its magnificent hilltop setting over the Mediterranean and French Riviera is postcard perfect. This bright, airy villa boasts spectacular views from every room, including the master bath.

                                                                  The property is beautifully appointed with contemporary furnishings, tasteful décor and quality appliances. It has every commodity one could possibly desire, and so much more -- comfortable beds, quality linens, fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, modern bathrooms and ample closet space. It also offers terraces for dining, reading or lounging al fresco (each bedroom has its own private terrace) and a secluded sundeck complete with grill, summer kitchen, lounge chairs and jacuzzi.

                                                                  And the dream does not end here. The best part is the exclusive experience the gracious owners, Michèle and Serge Cerutti, provide their guests. No expense is spared, and every detail is just so. Some examples include: a personalized pick-up in Menton to guide us to the villa; rose petals on the beds; a welcome food basket with lemon jam, tapenade, cured olives, citrus wine, all lovingly homemade by Michèle, along with freshly-picked world-famous Menton lemons... divine! The villa is secured with an alarm system; a safe is available to store valuables. Wifi is quick and efficient. To minimize noise, the laundry room is located immediately outside the unit. Even the dishwasher is preset to avoid guesswork.

                                                                  Cleanliness is a top priority for our hosts. The villa is spotlessly clean and impeccably maintained. A delicate lemon scent permeates the air.

                                                                  To stay at Les Citronniers is to experience the very essence of Menton, the hospitality of the Mentonnais and the best this magnificent region has to offer. You will not be disappointed.

                                                                  amazing hosts, stunning views and every comfort available

                                                                  Lisa M.

                                                                  This is a beautiful property. We had a wonderful stay. I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for the difficult roads. Driving in Menton and Nice is not for the faint of heart. Midwestern Americans like us are not used to this kind of driving! However, Serge and Michele were so kind and thoughtful which helped us recover from the stress of the drive. There was a very nice welcome basket with home made jam, bread sticks, delicious olive tapenade and wine made from oranges and lemons. The villa is very modern with beautiful décor. The bathrooms were fantastic with great water pressure. We had everything we needed. We were able to cook meals and wash clothes. The view is spectacular and you can even hear the ocean waves. The weather was fantastic. We were there September, 2015 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Extremely relaxing and peaceful. After a few days we were able to navigate better once we got used to the steep roads and hairpin curves and knew what to expect. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone! you will be very comfortable and well taken care of! My husband accidentally left his suit and dress shirts behind and Serge graciously mailed them back to us in the US. Menton is a great choice for those of you who would prefer a more relaxing and peaceful setting rather than the loud and more hectic paced Nice or other cities along the Riviera. Monaco and Italy are just minutes away as well and the train is extremely inexpensive and easy to use. Thank you Serge and Michele, we will never forget the gorgeous setting and amazing view :-) Lisa and Anthony Szymanski

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your kind appreciation.

                                                                  You gave us 5 stars on our guestbook of the villa and if it were possible to put 10 stars for the quality of the place and the services we have provided to you.

                                                                  Sorry for our coastal roads which are not as wide as your U.S roads, however, everybody knows that french countryside (one of the most beautiful in the world) have only historical and tiny roads. They are nevertheless very practicable and offer exceptional views. MOREOVER, as you have seen during your stay you had a wonderful view without a noisy highway !!

                                                                  We were very pleased to satisfy you and leave you a very good souvenir.

                                                                  kind regards

                                                                  Toller Urlaub

                                                                  Maximilian und Barbara Z.

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                                                                  Herrliche Lage und wunderbare Ausstattung

                                                                  Eva W.

                                                                  Sehr individuelle über den Hügeln von Menton gelegene Villa , die in jeder Hinsicht perfekt möbliert und ausgestattet ist . Grosszüge , mit bequemen Betten ausgestattete , ruhige Schlafzimmer - mit Rundherum Panorama zum Meer .

                                                                  Die Vermieter sind jederzeit erreichbar und haben uns geduldig von der Autobahn zum Quartier begleitet .

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                                                                  Menton, France

                                                                  From Highway A8 (direction Menton/Gênes), take Menton Exit, direction city center. The owner will meet you there to guide you to the villa. From Castellar, take Baousset, then Chemin de la Colle Supérieure. Rich in a diversified and protected architectural heritage, Menton is a city of art and history renowned for its outstanding gardens. The Mentonnais are attached to Menton’s traditions and faithful to its quality of life. Menton has preserved its identity throughout the centuries as evidenced by its animated local market, museums, art galleries, and the famous Festival du Citron. Ideally located for day-trips, Menton is in close proximity to the Italian Riviera and only a few kilometers from the Principality of Monaco and the authentic villages of Gorbio, St. Agnès, Turbie, Eze, Villefranche sur Mer…

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  OFFRE DECOUVERTE - 4-31/07/2017 - 2000 EUROS POUR 7 NUITS; tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, caution demandée ( non encaissé, restitué en fin de séjour ), acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire présent sur place.

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