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Les Terrasses

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Villefranche-sur-Mer | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 6 + 4

Rates: from £7,449 per week | Special offers available!

Winner of THE TIMES 2015: 'The 50 Best Villas in the Med'. Enter the exceptional luxury of this truly outstanding property in the most original way possible - through a private elevator. As it takes you down to a hidden path between the rocks, you will enter the rooftop area with an amazing infinity pool that boasts stunning views over Cap Ferrat and the Bay of Villefranche. From this position, perched on the cliffs above the spectacular scenery, all the excitements of the Cote d'Azur are within reach. Discover the Old Town of Nice, enjoy the glamour of Monaco and taste the savours of Italy.

The villa has been designed in a contemporary style and decorated with a great appreciation for detail throughout. The private elevator is only the entrance to a property that is exquisite in every way. Enter the villa via the rooftop terrace with its incredible 12.5 x 6.5m heated infinity pool with views over the Mediterranean Sea. The path leads directly to the upper floor with open plan kitchen and dining room that leads to one of the multiple outside terraces with barbeque facilities and large dining table. A few further steps down, the large picture windows of the living area open the view onto the Cap Ferrat and the Bay of Villefranche. The living room has direct access to the second private 5 x 3m pool. On the middle floor, two studies offer the possibility to work with WiFi internet, scanner, printer and fax. On the same level, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom that share a shower room can be found. The lower level has two double bedrooms which share a bathroom with walk-in shower. The Master bedroom is also located on this level and has its own en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

VILLA ACCOMMODATION

Upper Level

  • Kitchen: Fully equipped, open-plan kitchen and dining room with wood burning stove and TV. Access to outdoor dining terrace.
  • Living Area: Living room with large TV, wood burning stove and access to the pool deck of the 5 x 3m pool.
  • Guest WC

Middle Level

  • Office: Two studies, separated by a sliding door, with desks, internet, fax, printer, scanner and sofas.
  • Guest WC
  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom (1.60m) with TV, large windows with sun blinds and separate shower room
  • Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom (0.90m) with TV, sun blinds. Shares the shower room with Bedroom 1

Lower Level:

  • Bedroom 3: Double bedroom (1.80m) with TV and separate bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Bedroom 4: Double bedroom (1.60m) with TV. Shares the bathroom with Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 5: Master bedroom (1.60m) with TV, sun blinds and bathroom with walk-in shower

Kindly Note

  • Due to the terraced gardens, we suggest this property is not suitable for children under the age of five.
  • Monte Carlo Circus festival:

The greatest circus festival in the world. Created by HSH Prince Rainier III, this festival brings together the most prestigious acts from the world's great circuses where the highlight is the awarding of the "Clown d'Or", considered as the supreme honour for artists in this discipline.

  • Monte Carlo rally:

Sporting event organised by the Automobile club de Monaco. Start and finish in the Principality of Monaco.

  • Monte Carlo Historic rally:

Soon after the Monte-Carlo Rally, the competitors in the Monte-Carlo Historic Rally will have to face an equally selective course.

  • Comba Naval Fleuri:

In the Port de la Santé of Villefranche-sur-Mer, procession of Mediterranean pointus (traditional boats) bedecked with local flowers (carnations, mimosas etc.), representing different motifs.

  • Nice Carnival:

The Nice Carnival almost rivals Rio with its extravagant and colourful parades down the Promenade des Anglais. With over 1,000 dancers and musicians from all over the world, the carnival brings the streets of Nice alive under clear blue skies. The opening and closing festivities are free for everyone, and then each subsequent parade requires a ticket for the grandstands or the promenade. The Carnival starts at the beginning of Lent and lasts for 15 days.

  • The Lemon festival:

Giant motifs made with citrus fruit in the Biovès Garden, parades with floats decorated with oranges and lemons are some the highlights of La Fête du Citron.

  • International Fair in Nice:

In 2014, the International Fair of Nice celebrated its 70th anniversary... Yet, it is as youthful as ever! What is the secret of such dynamism and eternal youth? This is something you can discover by going to the Palais des Exhibitions, Salon Bâtir and Espace Plein Air.

  • Monte Carlo Rolex Masters:

The first major event in the clay-court season, these international championships are among the top worldwide tournaments. The world's finest players compete on the courts of the prestigious Monte-Carlo Country Club.

  • International Cannes Film Festival:

The world's greatest film festival. Every year, the greatest international stars climb the famous steps to the Palais to present their films to critics and professionals from the world over. The Cannes Film Festival ranks second only to the Olympic Games for global media coverage.

  • Monaco Grand Prix:

One of the races in the Formula 1 World Championship and among the world's best known sporting events, this Grand Prix is unique. Its course through the winding streets of the Principality highlights the drivers' talent more than the power of their cars. For both the drivers and car manufacturers, a win in Monaco is the most prestigious victory of the season and means they are an automobile racing legend.

  • Bastille day:

Bastille Day is celebrated across the whole of France with a bang...well, several in fact, fireworks always feature heavily. Various activities are held across the city on the 14th, in memory of the storming of the Bastille on the same date in 1789. Traditionally the fireworks display normally starts off between 10-11pm. Celebrations are also generally free of charge.

Top 5 things to see between Cannes and Monaco

  • Nice Old town:

Nice Old Town (known locally as Le Vieux Nice) is a lovely honeycomb of narrow streets, dotted with beautiful Baroque churches, vibrant squares, shops and restaurants. Thronging with tourists eating the famous ice-cream during the day, at night it becomes one big party with bars and nightclubs spilling out onto the streets. The key things to see are the Cours Saleya (the open air market), Chapelle de la Miséricorde (a wonderfully ornate Baroque church dating from 1740), Chapelle de l'Annonciation (known locally as Sainte-Rita), Eglise Saint-Jacques (dating from 1612 and built by the Jesuits, it has some excellent frescoes), the Cathedral Sainte Réparate (1699), and the Palais Lascaris (paintings and statues).

  • St Paul de Vence:

The medieval era of French history can still very much be felt today, perhaps nowhere better than at the nearly perfect St Paul de Vence. About 12 miles from Nice and almost directly inland from the Nice Airport, this medieval hilltop jewel is what visitors dream of when they say they want to stroll through a charming village in the South of France. From the 12th-century keep, which now serves as the town hall, to the 14th-century church, the 16th-century fortified walls and the cemetery, which stands on the original village land and is the final resting place of Marc Chagall, walking through St Paul de Vence is truly a walk through history. Travelers love the Choisy Gallerie, where it's sometimes possible to find Christian Choisy himself at work. Combined with the stunning views and the town's 20th-century obsession with showcasing artists, it's a day trip you won't forget. As you could guess, the feast of the senses experienced at St Paul de Vence extends to its dining spots as well. Whether at the epic la Colombe d'Or set in a fairytale garden or the casual Le Café de la Place, which offers a first-row view of spirited boules games, there is something for every taste and budget, while sacrificing nothing in ambiance.

Practical Info:
The best way to get to St Paul de Vence is by car, which makes it a natural fit for a guided tour. By public transport, there are buses from Nice (about 45 minutes) and Cagnes-sur-Mer (about 30 minutes).

  • Antibes:

Sixteenth-century ramparts and winding cobbled streets on the French Riviera-welcome to Antibes! A Mediterranean city with quite the history, Antibes was originally known as Antipolis, founded by the Ancient Greeks in 5 B.C. Then came the Romans, who renamed the city Antiboul and erected a theater big enough for 10,000 people. Barbarians and disrepair came next, until the area's famous ramparts were ordered by Louis XIV, safeguarding Antibes from raiders and pirates who trawled the Mediterranean Sea. The first tourists arrived to Cap d'Antibes in the 1880s, and the city and its adjacent resort town of Juan les Pins quickly became a summer playground for Europe's elite, beloved by Golden Age stars like Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Picasso also spent six months living and painting in Antibes, and today you can see his works from that period at Antibes' Picasso Museum in the Chateau Grimaldi. Now a town of 80,000, Antibes stretches deep into the hills. It's home to the largest marina in the Mediterranean and is a city of superyachts and their owners, who relax in the shaded mansions of Cap d'Antibes. Famous for its restaurants and surrounding beaches, Antibes' Old Town also makes for a beautiful wander. Every morning, there's a market by the marina where locals and tourists seek out fresh food from the region.

  • Les Iles de Lerins:

The largest of the Lérins islands located 1 km (2/3 of a mile) from Cannes, the Ile de Sainte-Marguerite is abounding with eucalyptus and pines. The island is most famous for allegedly holding the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask captive during the 17th century. During the summer months, a vast amount of boats stay in the shallow, safeguarded "Plateau du Milieu" between the islands where there is more area for water sports. The village of Sainte-Marguerite is comprised of about twenty buildings. Most of these are home to fishermen, but there are a few establishments offering refreshments to tourists who are exploring the island. The historic Fort Royal now contains a youth hostel and a Museum featuring items recovered from ancient shipwrecks. Island visitors are also able to explore a number of former prison cells and an old Roman cistern room. Close to the Fort Royal is a small cemetery for French soldiers and another alongside it for North African soldiers. You can also explore a number of former prison cells and an old Roman cistern room.

Practical Info The Ile Saint-Marguerite is 15-20 minute commercial ferry ride from Cannes. The island is a very popular attraction, especially during the warm summer months.

  • Eze Village:

The tiny village of Eze is one of the jewels of the south of France which is probably why it is chosen as a holiday spot by royalty, the rich and the famous. Perched on a rocky hill above the sea, it could not get any prettier. With narrow cobblestone, pedestrian-only streets, wonderful views of the surrounding hills and the azure water below, it is just as it was centuries ago. One of the most famous inhabitants was Frederic Nietzsche who, in the 1880s, used to walk up and down a hill path to the sea thinking up his philosophy. At the top of the hill, just above the village, is the exotic garden. Filled with statues of earth goddesses, cacti, winding paths and wonderfully relaxing contemplative spaces and lookout points, this is not to be missed.

Time Zone

GMT +1 hour

Language

French

Currency Information

The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping Suggestions

Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill. However, it is often a subject of controversy whether this amount actually goes to the waiter or not, therefore it is your choice whether to tip more.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather

Due to its favourable climate and geography Côte d'Azur has an average of 300 sunny days, an average temperature of 16°C and short but periodical rain-showers. During summer it can be very hot with average temperature of 27ºC and about 11 hours of sun a day. The average water temperature in the summer months is about 20ºC. In autumn and spring you can rely on warm weather as well. With around 8 hours of sun per day, these seasons are quite mild as well. By the Mediterranean climate the winters are pleasant.

Health

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity

Electrical service in France is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.

Driving InfoRMATION

  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if the road has a white line across it.
  • Passport or national ID as well as driver's license/insurance papers/ownership papers must be carried all the time.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways (auto route).
  • Speeding fines: 30 - 300 Euros.
  • Minimum driving age is 18.
  • For use of the highways (auto route) it is invariably necessary to pay a toll before access. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.
  • An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.

 VILLA LOCATION

Airport:
•  Nice (15km)
Train station:
•  Nice (9km)
Cities:
•  Villefranche sur Mer (3.5km)
•  Beaulieu sur Mer (3.5km)
•  Eze (5km)
•  St Jean Cap Ferrat (6km)
•  Nice (6km)
•  Monaco (12km)
•  Ventimiglia/Italy (32km)
•  Cannes (46km)
Golf:
•  Monte Carlo Golf Club (14km)
Beach:
•  Villefranche sur Mer (3.5km)

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Availability Information

  •  Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

 

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Cost of water and gas utilities (excludes electricity, payment required following departure and meter reading).
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen (weekly change for bookings longer than 7 nights).
  • Wi-Fi Broadband Internet.
  • Final Cleaning.
  • Telephone (landline calls to specific countries are included; list provided on request).
  • Private salt water swimming pool (12.5m x 6.5m) plus smaller pool (5m x 3m) with pool alarm.

Extra Services

  • Cost of electricity as per consumption (0.39 Cent per Unit).
  • Maid service available at 25 EUR per hour.
  • Full air-conditioning available on request (included in the electricity consumption).
  • Pool heating available on request (included in the electricity consumption).
  • Underfloor heating available on request (included in the electricity consumption).
  • Cook service (local cuisine) is available on request.
  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping is available. A service fee of EUR 60 is charged plus the cost of groceries. This service covers up to EUR 200 worth of groceries. This service is included within our A&K Concierge offering.
  • Transfers from Nice Airport to the Villa (one way): Mercedes E class (for two or three passengers) available from EUR 204 or Mercedes Viano (for up to eight passengers) available from EUR 228.
    (Please note: for services between 7.30pm and 7.00am a supplement of 20% is applied).
  • We are also able to arrange additional activities to enhance your holiday experience such as guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting, bike rental, tennis or golf courses, yacht charter or art classes. Please see the activities tab for further ideas or discuss additional activities with your Travel Consultant.

  • Please note that all services confirmed in advance are non-refundable.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.

Les Terrasses, Cote d'Azur, France

Les Terrasses, Cote d'Azur, France

Christmas and New Year Availability
Book Les Terrasses for a stay at Christmas or New Year and receive 25% discount on net rate.

Subject to availability. Terms and Conditions apply

CONTACT US ON 01242 547 705 OR ENQUIRE ONLINE


  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • DVD Player
  • Fans Available
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Library (CD's/DVD's)
  • Music Sound System
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool (Fenced/Gated)
  • Swimming Pool (Heating Available)
  • Swimming Pool (with Pool Alarm)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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