Villa Eloi

Côte d'Azur

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Web Ref: 3518
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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, A/C) with French doors to large terrace and jacuzzi. Kitchen diner (oven, microwave, dishwasher, American fridge/freezer) with doors to terrace. Double bedroom (A/C, TV) with French doors to terrace. Bathroom (separate shower). 
  • First floor: Principal double bedroom (A/C, TV) with French doors to balcony and en suite bathroom (separate shower). Double bedroom (A/C) with French doors to balcony.  Twin bedroom (A/C, TV) with French doors to balcony.  Bathroom (separate shower, no WC). Cloakroom (WC). 
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds of lawn, covered and open terraces. Gas barbecue. Jacuzzi. Poolside covered terrace and shower room.  Garage (washing machine). Private parking.
  • Enclosed and gated private heated* swimming pool (12m x 5m) with Roman steps.

Taking full advantage of its elevated position, Villa Eloi boasts sweeping panoramic views over the hilltop village of Biot and the surrounding countryside towards the shimmering Mediterranean Sea.  This far reaching vista can be enjoyed from the terraces and balconies as well as poolside of this elegant villa, which has been designed with easy summer living in mind.

A spacious open plan living/dining room welcomes you on arrival. Large glass doors frame the views whilst the carefully considered mix of plump sofas, marble table, tiled floors and ivory colour scheme creates a comfortable yet sumptuous feel. The well-equipped kitchen also opens on to the terrace and is a few steps from the outdoor dining area.

Throughout, the quality of the furnishings, facilities and décor is high. The bedrooms all benefit from air conditioning and access to the outdoors, with the three first floor bedrooms enjoying a lovely curved balcony. 

The thoughtful design continues outdoors, with completely enclosed grounds, lawn and a gated pool area, where outdoor sofas and loungers adorn the terrace that surrounds the large pool. Just off the living room terrace is the jacuzzi, an enticing spot in the evening, as the lights in the village start to twinkle.

Amenities and restaurants can be found in Biot (3.5km), famous for producing colourful bubble glass. Its glass makers attracted other artists and the village has a creative atmosphere, with galleries, workshops and museums.

With the coast only 6km away, a day on the beach will no doubt feature. Children will enjoy the waterslides and pools at Aquasplash (6km) whilst adults may (or may not!) prefer to wander through the old centre of Antibes (10km) with its chic shops and restaurants.

The appeal of the ‘capital’ of the Côte d’Azur, Nice (24km), never fades. Hop on the train at Biot station and 30 minutes later you are in the heart of this lovely city. The train continues to Menton, famous for its exotic gardens and citrus fruits, and Ventimiglia (just over the border in Italy), giving you the opportunity to explore further afield.

For respite from the summer sun, visit the nearby Brague National Park (between Biot and Valbonne). Take a picnic and follow the marked trails alongside the River Brague and through the Mediterranean woodland of pines, oaks and myrtle.

  • The jacuzzi can be fenced if required. Please request in advance.  
  • The pool can be heated at a cost of 100 € per week (payable locally). Please request in advance.
  • The owners respectfully request that guests do not smoke inside the house.

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Great Things to Do Near Villa Eloi

Antibes

Explore the little streets of the Vieux Ville (old town) where you will discover the impressive cathedral as well as the Picasso museum, housed in the Chateau Grimaldi. Then follow the coast road around the headland, to admire the fancy yachts in the marina as well as the more humble fishing boats with their nets piled up on the quay.

A day at the beach

There are several beaches to choose from in and around Antibes... the Plage du Fort Carré just to the east of the town is the nearest beach to the house, a long shingle beach with free parking and showers. If you prefer a sandy beach, or want to combine beach time with lunch or a stroll, head for one of the town beaches: Plage de la Gravette, Plage de Ponteil or Plage de la Salis. And just beyond Antibes, the Grande Plage at Juan-les-Pins is a lovely white sandy beach with numerous cafés and restaurants behind, and the nearby Plage du Pont Dulys offers various water sports.

Family fun

is close at hand (6km) at the Espace Marineland marine park, the Aquasplash water park, and the Far West theme park. Tackle one at a time, or buy a combined ticket for two or more attractions!

Musée Renoir

This museum dedicated to the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir is less than 14km away in Cagnes-sur-Mer. Once his family home, it had many famous visitors including fellow artists Rodin, Matisse and Modigliani. Extensively renovated in 2013 there are now additional spaces open to visitors and an extended collection of works on display, both sculptures and paintings.

Treetop adventure courses

Great fun for kids (and adults!) who enjoy taking on a challenge and being outdoors. ‘Pitchoun Forest’ is a mini course especially geared up for children as young as 3 years old. Along the way there are nature-themed questions to answer and hidden animals to find. At ‘Canyon Forest’ in Villeneuve, older children and adults can tackle a larger scale adventure course. Rope swings, nets, log bridges, zip wires across the river etc!

Discover Biot

Your local village is lovely to wander round, and its medieval centre has many interesting features and points of interest - be sure to ask for the informative map at the Tourist Office first. There are a good number of restaurants and cafés to choose from, and a weekly market is held every Tuesday with produce and craft stalls.

St Paul de Vence

This lovely walled village is a very popular tourist spot, but deservedly so, packed with numerous cafés, boutiques and art galleries, and with a superb view of the surrounding countryside from atop the walls. Set just above the village, the Fondation Maeght is a modern art museum and garden housing many interesting paintings, sculptures, mobiles, and mosaics including works by artists such as Bonnard, Braque, Kandinsky, and Chagall.

Day out in Nice

Explore one of the oldest human settlements in Europe taking in the sights of the old quarter, Place Rossetti, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and Place Massena which is the main square of the city. Held in the Cours Saleya, the daily morning Marché des Fleurs is a riot of colour and fragrances. Then why not stay on for a spot of lunch on a terrace restaurant in one of the picturesque squares. Being so close to the Italian border, the pizzas are very good but when in Nice, perhaps only a quintessential Salade Niçoise will do?

Nice to Monaco

Enjoy breathtaking sea views from the winding hill road between Nice and Monaco, stopping at Eze - perhaps the most famous 'village perché' - and the Trophée d'Auguste at La Turbie, where the remains of a roman palace sit atop the hillside above the principality of Monaco.

Mougins and its art heritage

Mougins has been considered home by many famous artists including Fernand Léger and Pablo Picasso who spent the last 12 years of his life living in the village. Picasso's studio was in the old village in a building that is now the tourist office, while the studio of Fernand Léger was above what is now the village wine shop. Today, there are many art galleries to explore in the narrow streets and the Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins should not be missed.

A trip to Cannes

...should start on the Promenade de la Croisette: a tree-lined avenue stretching along the Mediterranean coastline, and at the heart of all the city's action. The town's most famous hotels are to be found here, along with a great selection of designer shops and restaurants. Be sure to take in the Palais des Festivals, the hub of all the red-carpet action during the Cannes festival. Wander west of the Palais des Festivals to discover the real Cannes beneath the showbiz glitz and glamour. Stroll around the beautiful Vieux Port before following rue St-Antoine up to Le Suquet, Cannes' oldest district, for incredible views of the bay.

Anyone for golf?

Keen golfers will be delighted to discover several golf courses nearby. There is an 18 hole course at Biot, another 18 holes at Opio-Valbonne, and a 9 hole course at Villeneuve-Loubet. For a unique golfing experience, try out the Old Course at Mandelieu, the Côte d'Azur's oldest golf course and modelled on the famous course at St Andrews in Scotland.

Game set match!

Tennis courts are available for hire from the Tennis Club in Biot. Don't forget to bring your racquets!

Visit Biot's glassworks factory and museum

... to learn about the history of glassmaking there, with the chance to watch master glass-blowers at work. And of course the opportunity to buy a special souvenir or gift to take home.

The Fernard Léger museum

is also located in Biot, and is well worth a visit. Léger (1881-1955) was a painter who became a key figure in the Cubist movement, and this museum has a good collection of his work. The frontage is adorned with a huge colourful mural designed by the artist.

The Chèvre d'Or gardens

are spread over almost a hectare of land, just outside of Biot. Originally created in 1948, the gardens are Italianate in style with features such as olive and cypress trees, fountains, pebble terraces and mosaics. Colour abounds, in swathes of blue African lilies, wisteria and bougainvillea. Other areas to discover include a wildflower meadow, an Orangerie, and a pond topped with lotus flowers and waterlilies.

Nearby

Towns

Biot 10 mins
Antibes 20 mins
Valbonne 25 mins
Nice 35 mins
Cannes 40 mins
Monaco 55 mins

Beaches

Plage du Fort Carré (Antibes) 12 mins
Antibes 20 mins
Villeneuve-Loubet 20 mins
Juan-les-Pins 25 mins

Airports

Nice 30 mins
Toulon 105 mins
Marseille 120 mins
Times are approximate

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