French Riviera seaside villa Cote d’Azur – Villa Les Galets is a deceptively spacious, modern, family town house with heated pool and air conditioning, set in a quiet residential district of Cagnes sur Mer, halfway between Nice and Cannes. You can walk to a bakery and shops from the villa, and the sea front and promenade are less than half a mile away. Each bedroom offers space and privacy, with the lower ground floor suite also having independent access from the garden. Cagnes sur Mer offers all the amenities of a lively seaside town and a wide variety of watersports are available here. The new Polygone Riviera, opened in October 2015, is a stylish shopping centre with open walkways, fountains and palm trees and futuristic architecture housing fashionable boutiques, restaurants, and a cinema. From Cagnes, you can hire bikes and ride along the wide seafront boulevard into the centre of Nice if you wish, or rollerblade instead, enjoying the relaxed summer atmosphere and views of the bay. The beach is pebbly, but there are plenty of sandy beaches a short drive away at Antibes (la Garoupe, for example) and at Juan les Pins.
The attractive vieille ville - Haut de Cagnes - is a pleasant place to wander and soak up the atmosphere, whilst deciding which of its appealing cafes or restaurants you might want to try for lunch or dinner. If you enjoy art you can join the tourist office's 2-hour tour around the old town, viewing reproductions of old masters on the very sites where the originals were painted. Slightly further afield is Nice, which has something for everyone, and Cannes, where you will find excellent shops and restaurants in the chic Le Suquet quarter, much of which is pedestrianised. For a change of atmosphere, time spent in the perfume city of Grasse, with its evocative old centre, would be another excellent destination.
This property is situated between Nice and Cannes, right at the heart of the Cote d’Azur! If you don’t want to drive you can leave the car at the villa and walk to the shops: you can also walk to the beach and the promenade but as the pavement runs alongside a busy road and you do have to cross the motorway bridge, you may prefer to drive and park just behind the seafront, parallel to the promenade. For a fun day out you can take the train east towards Nice and Monaco (even Italy would be perfectly possible), or west to Antibes and Cannes. At Cagnes sur Mer there are lots of seafront restaurants, many of which specialize in fish caught that very morning. The old town and the castle are waiting to be discovered, and art lovers will want to visit Renoir’s old home nearby.
Air conditioning throughout
Open plan living room (TV)/ dining room (French windows opening onto terrace, pool view) / kitchen (TV), door to garden.
Steps up to master double/twin bedroom (1.80m of 2 x 0.90m), TV, ensuite shower room.
Guest WC. First floor:
Small landing with study area.
Double bedroom (1.80m) with private terrace.
Steps up to double bedroom (1.80m), mezzanine living/TV area.
Lower ground floor: accessible either from within the villa or via independent entrance door.
Games room with billiards and TV.
Shower room, WC.
Bedroom suite with small sitting area, double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite shower room, WC, private terrace with access to pool. Grounds:
Outdoor dining terrace with awning and gas BBQ. Private, fenced 7.5m x 4m swimming pool (depth 1.5m) with water jet feature and Roman steps entrance. Lawned areas. Garage for one car, additional parking for 2 further cars.
Included: 3 hours maid service (2 week rentals only), pool heating (max 30 degrees), pool towels, air conditioning, WiFi internet. Extras: extra maid service €13 per hour.
We were very pleased with the property.
We were very pleased with the property. It was much more spacious than we imagined and the internal layout was very different and interesting. The quality of the furnishings and decoration was excellent.
There were only a few minor points that we mentioned to the owner would improve it. Firstly there was no safe which we found unusual and meant we had to hide valuables instead, although the owner said he was buying one for next season.
Secondly, there was no hand soap anywhere which may sound trivial but for a few euros some hand soap in the bathrooms would have made a nice difference especially given the price of the property.
Lastly it was a little unusual not to have a maid service half way through the week just to clean the place up.
That said we would recommend the place to anyone and everyone.
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About The Location
- Vence 9km
- Nice (Promenade des Anglais) 11km
- Antibes 12km | Cannes 24km
- Grasse 32km | Monaco 34km
- Ventimiglia (Italy) 65km
- Nice 5km (10 mins)
- Cagnes-sur-Mer station 2.5km
- Bakery | grocery 600m
- Cagnes-sur-Mer 800m
- La Garoupe (Antibes) 12km
- Tennis court 2km
- Golf at Biot 13km
- Polygone Riviera complex 4km