Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Villa Belle Colline, exceptionally situated on the hills high above Mandelieu, within striking distance of Cannes, is a a magnificent and luxurious property, offering privacy, absolute calm and stunning panoramic views of 270° over the Mediterranean, the Esterel and the Alps up to Italy. Accomodation for 10 +4 (2+2)
The Villa sleeps 10. With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, a living space of ca 350 m2, recently renovated in a light and spacious style, with a private heated pool and a large enlightened tropical garden, 3500 m2, the villa accommodates 10 guests and is ideal for a Mediterranean holiday or a business stay. Beautiful reception hall giving way into a spacious salon with French windows opening onto dining terraces, pool area and Mediterranean views, in the evening enchanted by the illuminated garden and pool and the sparkling lights of the cities of Cannes and Nice.
NEW option in 2012: Separate STUDIO, Sleeps 4 more guests (2+2), attached to the villa but with independent entrance, all new and well equipped, sea & mountain views. Charged extra.
Caretakers managing the villa and pool, extra maid and cooking service, gardener, electric gate, alarm, flat satellite TV, DVD, CD, PS3, Internet broadband access ADSL, WiFi , fax, safe. AIR COND.
The perfect holiday location for families and groups of friends looking for a relaxing and luxury escape in a delightful setting, close to pretty hilltop villages and spectacular scenery as well as to the glamorous life on the Côte d'Azur.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mandelieu-La Napoule 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Aéroport de Nice Côte d'Azur 38 km, Nearest railway: Gare La Napoule 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 3 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Kitchen in Provencal style, with sliding glass doors all round to enjoy the sea and mountain views. Direct access to the pool terrace. Fully equipped with gas and electric stoves, griddle, espresso, wine fridge.
A spacious salon and dining area with two lounge suites and large French windows opening on to the pool terrace and the Mediterranean views.
On the ground level, there are 2 bedrooms, one with en suite shower room, king- size bed, (poss. 2 single beds)and direct access to the pool. One adjacent double bedroom
Master bedroom, 1st level, with en suite bathroom, king-size (poss. 2 single beds) bed and open sun terrace with outstanding sea views
On the garden level there is large a separate apartment accessed by an internal staircase, with an American kitchen, a dining area, a study area a large living/entertainment, Play Station 3, satellite wall TV, CD, DVD, Fax.
There are further 2 bedrooms on the garden level, one double room with shower room and a separate WC room and the other one with a doble bed (poss. 2 single beds) and en suite bathroom. All with seaview and direct access to the garden and the pool area.
A separate laundry room with washing machine, ironing facilities and a tumble dryer.
The apartment can also be accessed from the outside. This makes the villa ideal for a either a big family/party, two families, a family with guests or a three generation family.
NEW in 2012: Separate modern STUDIO, Sleeps 4 (2+2), attached to the villa but with independent entrance, all new and well equipped, kitchen, shower room, 1 double room, a cozy nest with bunkbeds, drawing room with TV, wifi internet, sea & mountain views.
For your security: alarm system - electronic entrance gates - safe - pool alarm.
|Further details outdoors||
Beautiful entrance area with large lawns, bougainvillea and space for 5 cars. Large terraced tropical garden, 3500m2, with palm, olive, eucalyptus and lemon trees, flowered and well maintained and scenting of rosemary, thyme and lavender.
In the middle of the garden there is a large sun terrace with extensive sea views. The terrace is furnished with dining table and chairs for ten people, 8 sun loungers. Barbecue.
The magnificent curved shaped pool with overflow is 10m x 5 m, depth, 1.30 m - 2.60 m. Can be heated and enlightened by underwater colour changing pool illumination, manual remote controle.
At night, you will enjoy the illuminated garden and pool and the magnificent views of the sparkling lights of the cities of Cannes and Nice.
Relaxing in the sun on the pool terrace enjoying the view or taking a walk in the garden, among orange, figs and apricot trees, maybe pick your own garlic, the first thing you will notice is the infinite feeling of revival.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
This exceptional, famous region offers a truly relaxing atmosphere with a combination of the stunning beauty of the Provencal landscape, e.g. the famous Corniche de l'Esterel along the Côte d'Azur, the blue Provencal mountains far away, the interesting Roman history and the luxurious life of the French Riviera. There is everything from local with atmosphere to elegant with Michelin stars.
The unique possibility of both exploring the attractions of the coastline, with the glamorous cities of Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo, Menton, Antibes, St Tropez and many pretty seaside resorts, as well as enjoying the lovely countryside life of Provence, with vineyards in Var like the Château de Berne, Château S:te Roseline and medieval, scenic “villages perchés” like Auribeau, Montaroux, Tourettes and Fayence, each with its own history, artists, restaurants, shops and weekly markets, makes this region ideal for families or groups of friends who wish to have a wide variety of choices. Villa Belle Colline is perfectly situated as you will enjoy the special feeling of being in a peaceful paradise and yet in the middle of everything.
The Mediterranean climate is one of best in the world. The Côte d’Azur has more than 300 days of sunshine and provides an ideal temperature for vacations all year round. The average temperature in high season is over + 27/28C.
The exclusive and beautiful city of Cannes with its abundance of luxurious boutiques, excellent restaurants, and nightlife offers a great selection of attractions. Most visited is La Croisette, the famous seaside promenade, with chic boutiques jewellery shops, and gourmet restaurants. A shopper's paradise is also the Rue d'Antibes in the town centre with an overflow of shops, art galleries and cafés.
Try a seafood lunch in the old port at one of the restaurants overlooking the yachts or enjoy a dinner in the picturesque old town.
A variety of cultural events attract visitors all year round, such as the famous International Film Festival in May.
A popular attraction in the summer is of course the golden sandy beach in Cannes.
There are miles of beaches along the coast from Cannes to Mandelieu-La Napoule to Théoule offering a wide range of watersports; sailing, rowing, waterskiing, scuba diving, wind surfing, kayak, sea-fishing, parascending, canoeing, boat rentals.
Cannes is 16 km away from the villa.
Mandelieu-La Napoule is well known for its wide variety of water sports and leisure activities. Yachting, water skiing, skin diving can be easily practiced. You can also go fishing, have a trip at sea and visit the islands of Lerins from the port without forgetting, of course, to enjoy the pleasures of the beach.
In Mandelieu you will find all facilities, supermarket, shops, bars, cafés, bakeries, butchers, weekly markets with local producers selling their own products, happily giving their best advice to prepare the best 'coq au vin'. In the very pretty La Napoule there are local shops like bakery, butcher's, grocery store etc.
Lovely small restaurants in the village and great seafood restaurants in the port where you can try the Provencal specialities, aïoli, bouillabaisse, enjoy grilled lobster or daurade, or visit the relais gourmand, l'Oasis, two stars in the Red guide (Michelin), for a romantic night dining under the stars.
The Chateau de La Napoule, an old fortress, originally built in 1387 at the seafront, with magnificent gardens and art collections, receives in July and August the “Nuits du Château”, a festival of drama, music and ballets, that is, with the Mimosa Festival at the beginning of the year, the highlight of the year.
Mandelieu-La Napoule, 10 mins drive.
In the heart of the mimosa mountains on the heights above Mandelieu-La Napoule, is the picturesque charming little village of Tanneron, 5 mins’ drive, with bakery, local shops, a medieval chapel on the top of the hill with a fabulous view and great restaurants e.g. the Auberge de Champfagou, an old 'bastide d'olivier', with excellent food. Here you can enjoy a long delicious lunch the French way, with rosé, on the shadowed terrace in the summer or a great dinner inside at night in the beautiful 'bastide'.
The amazing surroundings with the massif of Tanneron and the Esterel close by might also invite to unforgettable Mediterranean hiking. Excursions on foot, horseback or mountain bike will take you along a lot of paths to the very heart of the mimosa mountains. In February to March the hills in Tanneron and Mandelieu are all covered with mimosa in full flower and at the Auberge in Tanneron you will be served mimosa cocktails and mimosa ice cream during the mimosa festival in February.
Local producers welcome visitors all year round to their mimosa hothouses and can offer other products from the Tanneron region.
Two excellent golf courses also nearby, 15 min by car, the Golf Old Course Mandelieu with outstanding scenery and impeccable greens and fairways. The Riviera Golf Club situated between the sea and the foothills of the Esterel range with 18 holes, encircle 4 lakes in a superb natural environment of umbrella pines and mimosa.
The ski stations of Auron, Valberg and Isola 2000 are about 1H 55 min away. The slopes are usually open from about mid December to mid March. Artificial snow-making machines. Good restaurants in the slopes. Excellent to go just for the day and return for dinner in the evening.