French Riviera Villa Rental near Grasse - Le Mas de Valerie
Description from the manager
Le Mas de Valerie offers a quiet and charming French Riviera experience, from the discovery of the small villages nearby, to the beautiful countryside where famous artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Braque and others chose to spend part of their life. While Le Mas de Valerie is located just 5 km from Grasse, the world famous capital of perfumes, it also enjoys easy access to Cannes, Nice, St Paul de Vence, and Antibes, and even allows daytrips to Italy. If comfort, charm, and relaxation are your requirements, Le Mas de Valerie is the French Riviera villa rental where you can combine cultural activities, days by the pool and an authentic experience of the South of France.
This Provencal villa has a river-rock exterior and is surrounded by rose bushes and cherry trees. There is a terrace furnished with a table and chairs that looks out to the garden. An outdoor kitchen has a refrigerator as well as barbecue and a table with four chairs. A private swimming pool (8m x 4m) is surrounded by sun loungers. The villa has an attached one-car garage and the driveway can accommodate two additional cars.
Ground Level: There are two steps to the entrance level. From the beautiful entryway, a short flight of five steps leads into an elegant living room with satellite TV, fireplace, and French doors leading to the terrace. From the living room, five steps lead down to the formal dining room with seating for six. The dining room gives access to a breakfast room with views of the garden. The breakfast room has seating for four. The adjacent kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, dishwasher, and an additional small table with seating for four. There is a guest WC on the ground level. A staircase from the living room leads to the first floor.
First Floor: The first bedroom has two 90 cm single beds (which can be connected upon request) and the second bedroom has a 180 cm king-sized bed. There is one bathroom with a sink and tub (no WC).
Second Floor: The master bedroom has a king-size bed (180 cm), and a balcony overlooking the gardens. The laundry room has a washing machine, dryer, iron, and ironing board. There is also a guest WC. A few steps lead to a bathroom with a sink and shower.
Basement: There is one bedroom with a 140 cm standard double bed, which is comfy for one and cozy for two. There is a guest bathroom with WC. There is also a garage.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Extra Maid Service: Upon request
* Babysitter: Upon request
* Internet Access: According to consumption
* Two single beds can be connected to form one king-sized bed upon request.
* Although common in France, a 140 cm double bed may seem small in comparison to American standards.
* Air conditioning is located in three upper bedrooms, in the living room and in the kitchen.
* Maid Service is provided for 2 hours mid-week. Additional Maid Service can be arranged for an additional fee.
Additional amenities include: iron and board, fireplace - indoor, housekeeping available - extra cost, cd, housekeeping - included, independent villa, balcony/terrace, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, air conditioning - partial house....Read more
Left on 09/30/2007 for a stay in September 2007 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 30, 2007Stayed Sep 2007
It is a well-designed, attractive house that contains quality furnishings. The owner was an extremely gracious woman who was most generous in supplying basic provisions milk, champagne, bread, orange juice, butter, etc. There were ample towels and toilet paper.
The owner, who met us on our arrival, didn't speak English. After a long travel day, it was tiring to try to understand her instructions about the washer, dryer, and dishwasher, etc. I hope that the owner will supply written instruction in English for the house. The house is on a road that carries occasional late at night.
We didn't spend time in Peymeinade or in Grasse. The location was a reasoinably affordable place to stay while we explored the Cote d'Azur and some of the hill towns; however, the traffic around Grasse made travel time-consuming.
Left on 08/31/2007 for a stay in August 2007 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 31, 2007Stayed Aug 2007
We would stay there again in a heartbeat--the location and property were just outstanding.
The property was beautifully maintained and pretty. There was ample room for all of us seven and the sitting areas were lovely. The pool was perfect and surrounded by flowers. The kitchen was a dream and well equipped..Loved it!!! And the landlady was absolutely delightful..She went out of her way to make it sparkle for us.
The bathrooms were tricky to negotiate, but adequate. As the one bathroom was not in the same room as the shower and sink, one had to go down a level to get to the commode or up a level if one was in the lower bedroom.
Everything--the day trips to the hills or coast were all manageable and worthwhile. There is something for everyone really--all age groups. Cabris is special--we enjoyed the beach at Cagnes sur Mer--it was pebbly but more family oriented than the ones around St. Tropez. People were clothed!
Left on 05/31/2007 for a stay in May 2007 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 31, 2007Stayed May 2007
Lovely home to return to after day of sightseeing. We did not have children with us, but it would be a comfortable, easy place for a family to bring who can negotiate stairs and be respectful of a lovely home.
Quiet, peaceful setting. House and grounds are very well maintained. The owner is a lovely, friendly woman and very pleasant to deal with.
You need to drive everywhere. Feels like living in a nice suburb rather than in a village. Need to get used to all the details of the locks and security system on the house and gate. Not really a problem - just good to know in advance that it's part of the experience of coming and going.
Small villages in the mountains and by the coast are wonderful. The Maeght Foundation in St. Paul and other small museums were quite interesting. Valbonne, Grimaud, Seillons and Tourette-sur-Loup were our favorites but many others worth seeing. Some towns more touristy and well traveled than others. It's essential that someone be comfortable with driving on small, winding, precipitous roads.
Left on 05/31/2006 for a stay in May 2006 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 31, 2006Stayed May 2006
The villa was outstanding inside and out...the spring flowers and the grounds around the house were nicely manicured ...and the pool area with all the available seating and cooking areas made it very convenient and a fun place to entertain. We had two young children there and it worked out fine ...the children played outside a lot, as the yard was great for children..they even brought their bikes out from Nice.
Can't think of anything.....
We took many day trips with our daughter who knows the area...easy access into Nice and the surrounding Mediterranean villages and cities...also easy to get into the maritime alps area.
Left on 08/31/2005 for a stay in August 2005 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 31, 2005Stayed Aug 2005
Granted the graciousness of our landlord had a lot to do with my opinion of all aspects of the Villa, I do believe the way she decorated each room was beautifully inviting. The living room beckoned one to sit and relax; the bedrooms solicted one to just lie down and snooze, and of course the pool area accompanied by grill, gas stove, refrigerator, etc., made one want to lounge by it and forget the time of day! That lady was the most pleasant and accommodating person I've ever met even though I needed our one French speaking traveling companion to interpret what she was saying. I knew by her sparkling smile that all she wanted was to ensure our comfort!
If I had to pick one thing, because I really liked the place in its entirety, it would be the 'toilette' rooms- not the bathrooms because they were great, but the fact that they were not co-located with the toilette as I am used to, took a little getting used too. Not a big deal!
The availabilty of many things to do in close proximity is what I liked most about the surrounding areas. Little villages to sight se, enjoy cuisine, and experience the local cultures as well as easy access. It took one hour to the big city offerings of Nice, Monaco, and Italy.
Left on 07/31/2005 for a stay in July 2005 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 31, 2005Stayed Jul 2005
The overall ambience was wonderful....the furnishings and everything in the house made it a home away from home. We enjoyed the pool which was beautifully warm. The food we found on our arrival was delightful. The location was ideal for daily trips to different places. The owner was delightful and made us feel so welcome.
We enjoyed the proximity to many different places - Cannes, St.Tropez, and Monaco. Something for everyone nearby.
Left on 06/30/2002 for a stay in June 2002 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 30, 2002Stayed Jun 2002
Charming house, kichen very well-equiped. Pool was small, but delightful.
We had maid service mid-week (which was included) - would have been nice to have had her take the garbage with her. Clean towells would have been nice mid-week, as well. And, we didn't speak French, so never understood that there was air conditioning that we could have used!
Lovely French hillsides. But when we went to explore, we did have to travel a ways. So the location wasn't optimal to the coast because of all the traffic!
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