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Fantastic villa for a group, great pool, outdoor BBQ area and perfect location close to Nice
Pre-trip Ian was great at answering any questions quickly and providing really helpful info. A short 35 min drive from Nice centre, the Villa is located in a lovely residential area with a supermarket 5 mins away by car (Intermarché), boulangerie, Tabac etc 5 min walk from the Villa. When we arrived we were greeted by Antonio, a bubbly character who gave us a very detailed tour of the house The Villa is as the pics show, nice big pool with good sunbeds and parasols, an amazing outdoor BBQ area with a super handy shower, toilet, fridge for drinks by the pool, BBQ and clay pizza oven. The bedrooms were spacious, most with toilets/en-suite shower and/or bath, air con which was an absolute dream in the hot evenings. A big living room with UK Satellite TV that was hugely appreciated during the Olympics and a kitchen that catered for all needs. The villa amenities were fantastic, table tennis, games room with fussball, cycling machine (wasn’t touched obviously, it was a holiday after all), handy washing line outside for wet swimming gear, wi-fi etc. We rarely left the Villa apart from making daily visits to the boulangerie so if you’re looking for a group villa that you can hole up in and be very content, I’d definitely recommend this place. With a hire car, it was more than close enough to Nice/Antibes etc if you did want days out and about though. Couple of minor tips/comments would be, taxis from Nice airport to the Villa were extortionate (over €100), Uber was much cheaper around €60 so definitely use Uber. We definitely hope to visit again, thanks Ian for letting us use your lovely Villa!
Sarah – Date of Stay – 6 Aug 2016
Lovely house, set in a pretty garden
We took our family to this property to celebrate my birthday. It was excellent for our needs. We took children ranging from 2 to 16, but they were all busy with the games and swimming pool. Nicolina was very helpful and kind to us while we were there and helped to make our week very enjoyable. Xx
Cath – Date of Stay 22 Oct 2016
Lovely villa, great base for visiting the area
Fantastic time enjoyed by all of our family of 10 including our 2 small granddaughters. Accurate description of facilities, villa very clean & well maintained. The pool was beautiful, we had been a little concerned that the water wasn’t heated but we soon discovered heating was definitely not necessary, once you were in the water was lovely! Having 2 little ones with us it was a great plus to have a pool area that was secure. Part of the family had flown into Nice airport, the rest of us driving down so we had 2 cars during our stay. The drive area was big enough to park 2 cars comfortably and still have room to play, the automatic gates were a bonus. We alternated days at the villa with days out exploring the area always having a dip in the pool on our return and the older kids enjoyed the games room in the evening. Trips out included beaches, Lac de Saint Cassien, Marineland & Les Grottes de St Cezaire. The villa is in a good location, close to local amenities and the main travel routes if travelling further afield. Re previous review on electricity usage – we didn’t incur any extra costs and had the air con on in the bedrooms every night. Communication with Ian was great and Antonio was most welcoming. We spent some time watching the Olympics and the satellite TV was much appreciated by the grandchildren (& their parents) in the early mornings. Eating areas were big enough to accommodate all our party both inside and out & it was lovely to have the choice. A lovely family holiday in the South of France at Villa Carpe Diem!
Karyn – Date of Stay – 13 Aug 2016
Good Value For The Money
We stayed in the villa with our family. Everything was Ok. The property was clean en well maintained.We got many towels .And in the kitchen everything was good,even sharp knives .The property had plenty room outside to sit and enjoy the sun whole day with a lot of privacy. Although it was late in the season the swimming pool was cleaned so we could use it. It was very chilly but nice to cool off. Close to the villa there is a bus stop, the bus brings you to the center of Cannes. I would strongly recommend this villa to other guest.5 bedrooms in the surroundings of Cannes for a fair price.
Peter – Date of Stay 15 Oct 2016