La Marmotte

La Marmotte - From £2,190 - £2,350 per Week

Region: Provence & Cote d'Azur / Department: Alpes-Maritimes

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If you’re looking for a touch of luxury in a glamorous location then this charming Villa is for you.  La Marmotte is a beautiful Villa for rent on the Cote d’Azur, complete with a pool and private garden. The Villa is just below the hilltop village of St Paul de Vence and only 8kms from the cultural attractions of Nice on this, arguably the most glittering and glamorous stretch of the Mediterranean coast.

This accommodation on the Cote d’Azur offers:

  • 2 bedrooms sleeping 4, plus studio with 1 bedroom sleeping 2
  • 2 bathrooms & 2 shower rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool with sunbeds
  • Satellite TV with UK channels, DVD & CD players
  • Dining terrace & BBQ
  • Spacious well-equipped kitchen
  • Free WIFI
  • Cot available with mattress and bedding
  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels included, changed once a week
  • Tennis courts and golf courses nearby
  • Handy for Cannes film festival and Monaco Grand Prix – early booking recommended.

The Villa

La Marmotte is a charming, very private and quiet, superbly appointed Villa, comprising a single storey Main House and a Studio Cottage about 10 metres away. Although there are other houses nearby, the Villa is totally secluded and very peaceful, especially at night. Electronically-operated entrance gates open into the parking area, with an open-fronted garage for one car and space for 2 or 3 others.

A short path then descends to the front door of the Villa. To the left is the entrance to the basement where there is a washer/dryer, a stack of firewood, storage space, gardening and other tools.

Bedroom 1 – the air-conditioned Master Bedroom with a king-size canopied bed which can be split into 2 singles, fitted cupboards, an east-facing window and French windows opening onto a terrace with a table and 4 armchairs. An en-suite (Bathroom 1) has a bath and a hand-held shower, a bidet and a W.C. Bedroom 2 – air-conditioned, with twin beds, fitted cupboards and a window facing west. An en-suite (Bathroom 2) has a bath and a hand-held shower, a bidet, and a W.C.  A separate shower room is also available.

The Cottage

The Cottage offers a studio room with a sofa that converts into a comfortable queen-size bed, plenty of cupboard and drawer space, an east-facing window and French windows opening onto a terrace with a table, 2 chairs and a sun umbrella.  There is an en-suite shower room with a shower and a W.C.

The Garden & Pool

La Marmotte stands in a most attractive garden of 2000 square metres (half an acre), accessed from the road leading to St Paul de Vence. High fences and hedges on 3 sides ensure a great feeling of privacy and security whilst the south side overlooks the beautiful valley of La Colle, with distant views of the Mediterranean. The lovely swimming pool, measuring 9 x 3 metres, has a maximum depth of 1.8 metres and Roman steps at one end. It has a slightly saline content to avoid the use of chlorine and to help keep the water crystal clear. There are 6 sun beds.

Outside there is a BBQ with outdoor dining terrace for relaxed ‘al fresco’ evenings.

Tenants will be met on arrival, shown how everything works and given the code for the entrance gates. There is a cleaner employed by the owner for four hours per day on one mid-week day, in addition to changing bed linen and towels once a week. The gardener / poolman is also employed by the owner.

Local Attractions

La Marmotte is tucked into the landscape below the renowned ‘village perché’ (hill-top village) of St Paul de Vence in the heart of the Côte d’Azur. Known as the “jewel of the Nice countryside”, St Paul de Vence attracts many tourists in high season and boasts La Colombe d’Or hotel and restaurant, whose walls are packed with original works by famous ‘local’ artists including Chagall, Dufy, Matisse, Picasso and Bonnard – the impoverished young artists sometimes exchanged their paintings for a square meal!

The Cote d’Azur is of course famous for it’s beaches, Cagnes-sur-Mer is the closest to your holiday home here, at approx 3km, with plenty of others to choose from in the local area.  Nice is just 8km away, with it’s fabulous beach, shops, restaurants and museums.

La Marmotte is also a few minutes’ drive from La Colle-sur-Loup which has very useful shopping facilities. There are many restaurants in the vicinity, in various price ranges, many of which are listed in both the Michelin and other gastronomic guidebooks. Nearby, for instance, is a 2-star Michelin restaurant, “Alain Lorca”.

The Villa is 8 kms west of Nice and 15 minutes’ drive from its international airport. The superfast TGV train stops at Nice and the nearest junction to the A8 autoroute is just 4 Kms away.



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