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Modern Luxury Villa South of France

From the Guest Book:

I have had the wonderful opportunity of visiting the South of France a few times over my life. This time, I went with two girlfriends to plan my wedding. My fiance and I decided to get married in France and were nervous about how to plan a French wedding from the States. My girlfriends and I decided to stay at the beautiful Villa Eze. This was the best decision I could have made! I am happy to say that I will now be having my wedding ceremony at the Villa Eze, it is that beautiful!  With the beautiful view, spacious villa, perfectly placed in every way! How could I not have my wedding here?! I will be having about 100 guests and will be getting married out on the veranda. The manager of the Villa Eze made me even more excited to get married. He offered incredible ideas, put me in contact with florists in the area, and helped me and my girlfriends map out the event from start to finish. He is one of the most genuine, helpful, kind, and at-your-service managers I have ever worked with. I will ONLY be staying at the Villa Eze during my trips to the South of France from now on.  I would suggest to anyone interested to stay at the Villa Eze. You will have the most incredible trip and have memories for a lifetime. Sandra, July 2013

Villa Eze, Luxurious, Contemporary, Heated Infinity Pool, Air Con, Stunning Sea Views [AM006A]

Our one week stay at Maison Mimosa, Roquebrun in July was absolutely fantastic.  We were a two-family party of 9, with offspring ranging in age from 14 to 23, and parents of appropriate ages!  Everybody had a wonderful time. 

We are all very keen wild swimmers and with children who would want some or lots of independence, we had deliberately chosen a house right on a river and right in a village.  Good decision.  We had dreamy mornings and evenings cooling off and swimming in the crystal clear water of the River Orb against the gentle current right outside the house and also really enjoyed being in the really spacious at atmospheric house looking at the fantastic views of the bridge and mountains beyond and also of life on the other side of the river where happy people and their dogs spend the day mucking about in the river from the large natural river beach.   The river is safe and you can happily let children from 12 years and up paddle and swim on their own.

In the house there is an indoor pool and sauna plus games room with table tennis table and bar in the cellar and the children enjoyed the swimming pool as a novelty a couple of times but the weather was so good and the river so beautiful that it was very under used.  However, I can imagine that these facilities might be wonderful to have mid-winter or when the weather isn’t great. 

Roquebrun is as charming as any tourist website tells you but it feels properly lived-in and real and there is obviously a lot going on.  The Mediterranean Garden right above the village is beautiful and testament to a lively community as it is run mainly by volunteers and there was a really well attended village party on our last night.  We had a couple of great meals out in Roquebrun; Le Petit Nice does really good pizzas and  the relatively new, I think,  Cave de St Martin tapas bar (tapas bar as a description doesn’t really do the place justice I don’t think) was really superb and is making my mouth water just thinking about the meal we had there.  Everything fresh, everything melt-in-the-mouth delicious, every ingredient top quality and everything seasonal – plus great wine.   We came back to England enthused with the peach, tomato and basil salad we had there and  I  have served what I hope is a not-too-bad imitation of it four times since being home!  Both Le Petit Nice and the Cave St Martin have fantastically friendly and helpful staff and wonderful views and it was such a treat being able to walk to both restaurants in less than 5 minutes.     

Out of Roquebrun we spent a great day jumping into and swimming in the beautiful deep clearwater pools in the Gorge d’Heric and another day kayaking 10 and 15km back to Roquebrun., where some of our party saw an otter and all of us loved the scenery and peace and quiet (except when negotiating a rapid!).  Also spent a day at the Lac de Salagou, an amazingly atmospheric damn lake surrounded by martian-like red sand and some really interesting villages and natural rock formations.  The journey cross country to Salagou was beautiful too and a reminder of just how unpopulated and unspoilt this part of France is. 

Shopping was easy, with a village shop and a basic but comprehensive selection of fresh bread plus tinned and fresh food  and drinks in Roquebrun plus a fairly basic twice-weekly market,  and if you needed to do a big shop, the big street market (weekly?  twice-weekly?) and supermarket in St Chinian were a pleasant 15 minute drive away.   And of course there’s a vineyard round every corner……..    

We had to do an airport run to Montpelier near the end of the week and it was extremely hot so we combined it with a trip to the beach on La Corniche, just outside Sete.  We had a good swim in some great waves and it was perfect for a quick cool-off and to dip into the Med quickly.  Easy parking and a nice freshwater shower was available.  But I know there are better beaches in Languedoc and, given a choice, I wouldn’t have moved from the river Orb!

The South France Villas team were wonderful.  Helped with travel arrangements, gave great advice and were generally as helpful as they could possibly have been.  The fact that all their staff have lived in the area for a very long combined time really shows as they have brilliant local contacts and can answer almost any question you put to them.   Thankyou all very much for a wonderful holiday. Phyllida, South France Villas Client, 20-27 July 2013

South of France Large Villa Rental

We had indeed a very beautiful vacation at Fontaine de Domaine de Mas. It is a wonderful place with comfortable houses and a picturesque garden and facilities (pool, tennis, etc.)  No doubt that the kind and friendly attention and assistance of the administrator, did contribute a lot to the total picture. Josef, August 2013

Domaine Fontaine du Mas, Large Provencal Farmhouse with Bedroom Air-con [GR010A]

Modern Luxury Villa South of France

From the Guest Book:

True to its name, this villa really is the accommodation with the best view and services of Eze. Tucked up into the hill, this effortlessly perfect villa is the ideal escape. I traveled to southern France from New York on vacation with friends and it was recommended to me that we stay in Eze (easily the town with the most charm in entirety of Cote d'Azur). And the villa was everything we had hoped for and more. We enjoyed waking up each morning with a view that took our breath away, the short and convenient walk to the beach, lounging by the infinity pool and cocktails on the patio. Each of the villa's sweeping views, from the master bedroom, to the living and the infinity pool are something to be marvelled. The villa is perfectly equipped with spacious and comfortable sleeping arrangements. There were only 3 of us but it could easily accommodate up to 7! The house manager was the LOVELIEST man, always willing to offer sage advice on the best places to go, what to see and where to get the perfect rotisserie chicken. The only downside of villa is that because the villa is so perfectly located, built and equipped, you may never leave and see the rest of the Cote d'Azur!  Thank you!! Maddie, August 2013

Villa Eze, Luxurious, Contemporary, Heated Infinity Pool, Air Con, Stunning Sea Views [AM006A]

villa on beach Beziers

I’ll want to tell you that we enjoyed the holiday a lot! The house was perfect, everything was ok, we had a beautiful view. The owners off the house are really very kind people.  Everything went well. They have helped us to let us know where the beautiful spots are! We liked everything a lot! Also we want to thank your company for the professional help! You have gave us also very importent information. Thanks for the many e-mails! Certainly we will book again with your company! Best regards! Marina, South France Villas Client, July 2013

Villa Aqua, South of France Beachfront Villa, Heated Infinity Pool, Air-Con throughout, sleeps 8 [HE057A]

Just to let you know, we had a lovely week at the villa and thanks to Lili and her daughter we had a great time out each night. thanks again for all your help, G.Curry, South France Villas Client, July 2013

Family Rental Avignon Provence pool

We rented Villa Cassis at the end of May for a 2-week period. It is a beautiful villa with all the comforts one could wish for. It is perfectly located and it was a pleasure to return to Villa Cassis after a day of sightseeing and relax in this quiet and idyllic setting. Many thanks to South of France Villas for their professionalism and always pleasant agents: it made all the difference! 
Kimiko, South France Villas Client, May

Villa Cassis, Provence Holiday Villa with Private Pool, Gardens and Views over the Vines, Close to Avignon [VU027A]

The villa was a perfect destination for us.  We loved that it was tucked into the hills and so close to such a lovely little village (Gattieres) offering great dining, convenient food shopping and kind people.  It was also very easy to get to Nice itself and we were able to explore a lot of the beautiful surrounding villages. The house itself was in wonderful condition and was very comfortable, offering all of the amenities of home.  The pool area had beautiful views as did the outdoor dining area.  We really enjoyed cooking 'a la Plancha' as well!  We will definitely be returning to Villa Minou in the future.  We had a wonderful time.  
Shannon and Michael

We had a fabulous time in the South of France at the end of 2012, thanks to a large degree to the team at South France Villas, mainly Nicky, who quickly addressed all our queries and made sure everything was crystal clear before we arrived. We chose to stay at Maison Mimosa in Roquebrun and it turned out to be a great decision: in our party of 6 everyone could have their own bedroom and ensuite bathroom and this contributed greatly to a sense of harmony. Moreover, the view from the balconies on the second floor onto the river are breathtaking, and as Roquebrun has its own microclimate (which has earned it the nickname 'petit nice') the sun was almost always shining and it was relatively warm for the time of year.
In the lower part of the house there's an indoor swimming pool and sauna - all beautifully laid out and recently installed. The owner also kindly had firewood and a table tennis table sent to the house while we were there, which was much appreciated. The kitchen is very well-equipped and the living room very cosy.
The Owner and her local agent, were extremely kind and helpful and provided us with key information about location and directions, as well as tips on the local region and restaurants, as did the South France Villas team. Roquebrun is a little off the beaten track, but the local food (you must visit the local restaurant 'Le Petit Nice' at least 6 times, as did we - it is famous in the region and very well-priced) and wine and gorgeous medieval villages and towns more than make up for it. I would recommend this property to families with older children (especially in summer, when there's more to do on the river). The region is gorgeous and relatively unspoilt - we can't wait to go back. Nicola Gardner, December 2012

Languedoc Beziers Villa Rental

From the Guest Book:

Thanks for a wonderful staying and a good hospitality.  The house was nice, the pool was nice and cooling in the heat, so was a trip to a vineyard and tasted good wine.  We are now driving back to Norway - 2-3 days in the car.  Thanks for this time. Merci!  Family Flafekval, August 

Gite Lucienne, South of France Gite, Pool, Walking distance to Village [HE039A]

Frejus Pool Villa

I just wanted to take a few moments and tell you how delighted we were with our stay at Villa Chenet.  It was exactly what we thought it would be like.  We met the owners at the villa.  They are delightful.  We had a great time getting to know them.  I also want to mention that Audrey (their keyholder) is great.  She is so very nice. The grounds are beautiful and the views of the mountains are spectacular.  The pool and hot tub were well used. The village is perfect and we enjoyed our morning coffee and croissants and pain au chocolat at the cafe and everyone was very friendly.  Special acknowledgment to the owners of La Table D'Amanda who served us a great dinner and were so very friendly. We were able to explore the area a lot and I enjoyed visiting Gourdon and Antibes in particular. Thanks for all your help in arranging our stay.  It was a great way to spend our anniversaries. We look forward to going back to Le Chenet in the near future. Shelley, September 2012

Villa Chenet, Cote d'Azur Villa with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Wi-Fi, 3 En-Suites, Walking Distance to Bar [VR003A]

Languedoc Beziers Villa Rental

The Henderson family, from London, spent a very enjoyable fortnight at the villa provided a great base for a family holiday.  The table tennis and the pool proved very popular with everyone.  Meals under the vine were also most enjoyable.  The Owner made some great recommendations - the market at St Chinian was well worth a visit - we also had a very good lunch there.  Pézenas was lovely - a beautiful old town with lots of boutique type shops. Canoeing at Roquebrun was great fun. We did the 5km run which was just right for beginners, althought there was more avaialble for the more adventurous/experienced. We visited Serignan beach which was very pleasant, but our favourite was Cabanes de Fleury - not too busy, great sand for castle-building and not at all commerical.  Take a picnic and plenty of water!  We also paid a visit to the lake at Salagou, very picturesque, but we probably should have investigated the best place to head for before setting off. The pizzeria next door to the supermarket does very good food - don't be put off by the surroundings. All in all, we have had a fantastic time and the Wi-Fi worked for us too! Merci Beaucoup! Family Henderson, South Fance Villas Client,

Gite Lucienne, South of France Gite, Pool, Walking distance to Village [HE039A]

Languedoc Beziers Villa Rental

This has been a great week.  In Norwary it has been raining and cold this week and we have been at this lovely villa.  We had wonderful weather - no rain.  Children and parents enjoyed the pool and the surrounding area.  The house is excellent - relaly would recommend this place.  Thank you for the stay. Cecile, Hans Mikkel and family, July.

Gite Lucienne, South of France Gite, Pool, Walking distance to Village [HE039A]

family holiday villa Languedoc

We thoroughly enjolyed our stay it was ideal for the grandchildren.  The area is lovely and quiet, with the people of Magalas being extremely friendly.  The butcher is highly recommended, with the best pork we've ever had.  The baker was superb and provided an excellent "gateau anniversaire" for a family birthday - just about all you could want in the village or nearby, with the delights of Pezenas a short drive and larger stores in Beziers if needed.  Canoeing on the river was good fun, the beach at Valras highly recommended and extremely safe for small children.  We enjoyed an excellent holiday in one of our favourite areas and we'll be going again when we can.  Chris and Christine

Villa Magalas, Villa Rental near Beziers, Languedoc, Air-Con, Private pool and Walking distance to Village [HE084A]

Modern Luxury Villa South of France

From the Guest Book:

We had a wonderful time in your villa.  I must tell you, your manager, John was the very best  Johnny on the spot I have ever seen!! If we needed something fixed or purchased he did it immediately.  He made our trip very special. The housekeeping services were excellent.  The restaurants were wonderful.  We tried all of them. Everyone connected to the villa was friendly and extremely helpful. Thank you for the new linen, much better!! The markets were a treat.  The opening and closing of the villa went without a hitch. Thank you, Gloria July 2012

This is the second summer we've stayed at the villa. It was truly a magical unforgettable experience for me and my husband, our parents, and our little 4 year old son. This is one of those places where you definitely wish the vacation never ended! The location was idyllic (super easy to get to neighbouring Beaulieu, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, and Villefrance either by car or bus...or cycling/running) and the weather was perfect. The owner's attention to detail is second to none, and we couldn't have been better taken care of! This was a very special experience, one that will be etched in our hearts forever. We love the South of France, and we love the magical villa.  Recommended for ages 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway Lynn, Gene, and Lorenzo (and Nancy & Ron, Kay & Jim), August 2012 

Villa Eze, Luxurious, Contemporary, Heated Infinity Pool, Air Con, Stunning Sea Views [AM006A]

Holiday Rental in the South of France

From the Guest Book:

We had a wonderful week staying at your villa-very beautiful! Vence and the local area is fantastic. We hope to return one day. Ann, Mark and Lewis, April 2012

The Brits are leaving having had a wonderful amilyholiday alll thanks to Christophe and Corinne. A French adventure to be remembered. Au revoir Vence! We may well return! Jim and Brenda, April 2012

Thank you for helping to arrange our holiday at such short notice. We had a fantastic time - pool, beach, food and excellent weather. We hope to see you again soon. Andy, Sue, Sophie, Laura, James, June 2012

J'aime la maison! Thank you for a great holiday in Vence. The pool was lovely-especially the temperature. We'd love to return. Andrew, Clayton, Christi, July 2012

We had a really great holiday. Very pretty house, lovely surrounding and very friendlyy people. Thanks for everything. Hopefuly see you again next year! Patrick , Annete and Family, August 2012

We have had a wonderful holiday, enjoying fair weather, good food and the odd glass of excellnt wine! Thank you for making a wonderful holiday possible. The Evans family, August 2012

Villa du Soleil, Cote d'Azur Holiday Villa, Fenced Heated Pool, UK TV and Air Conditioned Bedrooms [AM024A]

Cote d'Azur Rental

Thank you so much for your magnificent villa that was all mine for 5 fantastic weeks. Angie, August.

Villa Reva on the Cote d'Azur, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, Air-Con throughout, Walking Distance to Shops, Near Golf Courses and Cannes [AM026A]

South of France Large Villa Rental

This is a property that combines charm, luxury, authenticity, a beautiful region and a warm welcome. The pool and the tennis court were enjoyed by both the children and the adults. The gardens are beautiful and perfectly maintained (the gardener comes-by every day to service the pool and garden.) Equally, if there are any problems with the house, the repair-man comes within a day. The property is familial and traditional for calm holidays. All that you need by way of shopping is 10 minutes away at St Ambroix. There is even a possibility of ready-made meals to be provided by the owner on request. We were a group of 20 friends and family members spanning 4 generations and everyone had an excellent holiday (15 days in July) thanks to the quality of the property (spacious and charming), the kindness and availability of the owner and the beauty of the surrounding region. We would recommend this rental to all ages; old, young or families with adolescents or young children.  Pierre C, July 2011, From the Visitor's Book

Domaine Fontaine du Mas, Large Provencal Farmhouse with Bedroom Air-con [GR010A]

Holiday Rental Marrakech pool

Thanks again for everything.  You and your team have been a tremendous help!  I want to go as well - : ) - but it's my pleasure planning luxurious honeymoons while working with professional vendors such as yourselves.  I will definitely refer your services to fellow agents.  Thanks again and have a great day!  Loren J. Adams, CTA, DS, Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist, USA, August 2011

Villa Kenza, Luxury villa rental in Marrakesh Morocco [MR021A]

Congratulations on this magnificent oasis you have created.  What a holiday home, magnificent views from every room and the pool!  The kids had great fun exploring the garden, with Jack (9) even getting his dad to sleep in the hammocks one night!  Your Restaurant recommendations were spot on, we tried them all, with L'Ambroise being a real find as we could watch over our kids playing in the playground from our table! 

We had a super holiday, day trips to Perpignan, Barcelona and Figueres where the Dali Museum is a must for any guest at the Villa.  The keyholder was really helpful and Marie a great babysitter for the kids. Very Best Wishes and many thanks, Martine, Niall, Ellen, Jack, Rachel and Jenny, July 2012, Client Comment from Visitor's Book