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Oxygenated pool in a south-facing garden with views
Oxygenated pool in a south-facing garden with views
Oxygenated pool in a south-facing garden with views
Master Bedroom with en suite & terrace with private salon
Sitting-room with 100+ DVD library
Open-plan kitchen off front dining terrace
Vence
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

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Festalemps
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“The perfect location, convenient for, but also a haven away from, the tourist spots.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We managed to pack a lot into a week- trips to Cap d'Antibes, old Nice, St. Tropez, the Verdon gorges, an evening walk up to St, Jeannet village and our favourite by far, a day in St.Paul de Vence (get there early if you want to book lunch at the fabulous Colombe d'Or, where you can also view original paintings by Picasso and other artists). La Colette is perfectly located for all these visits, yet tucked away and very private, great to come home to, with a lovely outdoor space to relax in. Local bakery excellent. It was a pleasure to meet you, Camilla- thank you for all your help and advice.
Lyn, David, Richard and Holly

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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peter m
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Peaceful, homely, relaxing - thoroughly enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We recently stayed in this beautiful villa and had a wonderful holiday. We booked at very short notice (having discovered we had been conned on the villa we thought we had booked) but we really got lucky. Camilla, the owner, was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

The villa itself was very homely and well furnished and set in a beautiful tranquil location. The pool and garden are very well maintained and offer great privacy. The terrace is ideal for lazy lunches and evening meals. The villa provided everything we needed, even a bbq, and it was nice to stay in an authentic villa with real character and sense of history.

A car, which we had, is advisable as the closest village doesn't offer a lot in terms of sit in restaurants, and Saint Jeannett is a good uphill walk. However, we just felt a sense of relaxation staying here we didn't feel we missed anything but not being beside one of the closer, busier, towns. The local thai restaurant was within walking distance and was extremely good for takeaway and the bakery across from it served beautiful freshly baked breads and pastries each morning.

I would definitely recommend this villa. Camilla was a text away with advice, if needed, and offered great recommendations on restaurants in Saint Jeannett and Vence. A great place to get away and relax.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Carolyn G
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
“Our best holiday EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We have reluctantly returned to the UK from La Collette, and it turned out to exceed our expectations. The villa was beautifully furnished and provided everything we needed. The loctation was idyllic - within walking distance of local amenities, yet rural, private and secluded. We loved the different seating/eating areas, depending upon the direction of the sun (every day!) and enjoyed happy days around the beautiful pool area. We visited Antibes, Cannes & Nice, but our favourite place in the limited time we had was St Paul de Vence where we had lunch at the famous Colombe D'Or - an unforgettable experience.

Thank you Camilla for ensuring a perfect holiday!
Carolyn, Holly & Andy, Ed & Miranda

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The beautiful views, peace and tranquility
Liked least: Coming home!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Benedicte...
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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“We fell in love with this beautiful villa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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We fell in love with " La Collette" as soon as we arrived at this beautiful villa nestled in the foothills of the famous "Baou" mountain not far from Nice. The house is beautifully presented, well kitted out and perfectly located up in the hills away from the mayhem of the coast. On a quiet day, we were able to relax by the lovely pool in the private gardens surrounding the villa (weather was beautiful in October). When we felt like a bit of culture, we visited the gorgeous surrounding villages of Saint Jeannet, St Paul de Vence and Vence (including the famous Fondation Maeght and the Matisse Chapel in Vence). On our more energetic days, we headed down to the coast and had the choice of such stunning resorts as Cannes, Antibes and other coastal towns of the Cote d'Azur, each of which are a short drive away. But the nicest aspect of this family style villa is the sense of peace, privacy and relaxation you get as soon as you arrive, sitting out having breakfast on the glorious terrace and enjoying the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Camilla, the landlady, was able to attend graciously to our every need, including fabulous recommendations as to where to shop, dine and go "wunching" (walking and then lunching with lots of rose)! Seriously, if you are at all interested in walking / hiking in the South of France, this is the place to be! We only stayed in La Colette for a week but will definitely be back next time for a longer visit.

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Traveling group: Young Children
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PippaD38
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Simply but beautifully furnished - just really lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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We spent a wonderful week at La Collette 4-11 Aug '12. The house is furnished in a simple yet very stylish way. The kitchen had all that we needed and in the sitting room there was plenty of space for a family of 5 to lounge around or sit at the dining table. There is a charming outside eating area, surrounded by shady vines and a wrought iron gate. The pool is along the garden path, with lots of very comfortable sun loungers, shady areas, if needed, and a lovely view. The most amazing boulangerie is c. 10 minutes walk away (uphill!) where we bought delicious fresh bread every day.
We didn't explore as much as usual as the Olympics were on (so it was great to have a TV with all English channels) but the old part of Vence is lovely. The famous St Paul de Vence is close but is absolutely heaving with tourists in August. It's a short drive to Nice - and the old part of the city is really amazing and full of wonderful restaurants as well as a great market. You can drive the beautiful coast road from Nice to the Italian border, passing through Monaco/Monte Carlo, which is fun and doesn't take long.

We stayed somewhere else for the second week of our holiday and it wasn't nearly as lovely as La Collette.

Thank you for a wonderful stay, Camilla!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The open style of the house, great pool, nice area
Liked least: Minor problem that the washing machine didn't work
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2012
No, thank you, Pippa! You were delightful guests. Hope to meet again. Camilla
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Sammy1969
London
1 review
“A quiet, private retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012 for a stay in March 2010

I've stayed at La Colette a couple of times now and it's one of my very favourite places. It's quiet and peaceful - it's actually quite 'homely' - and it's perfect for a sunny retreat, a place to go and write your book or read or just potter about in the sunshine by the pool. It's very close to the lovely village of St Jeannet for provisions, cafes etc., and the bustle of Nice is very close too but I've actually found little need to go there, save for the odd spot of people-watching and restaurant meal out. The weather is particularly great in this area as well. Can't recommend the place highly enough and for what you get and if you think of the area as well, it represents very good value for money.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Homely, peaceful place with great pool, great location
Liked least: Couldn't always find what I needed in St Jennet but minor quibble all said and done
Traveling group: With Friends
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NKilcoyne
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wow, home away from home - could not have been a better holiday.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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We booked La Colette, sight unseen since the new refurbishment. I was a tad nervous as I was responsible for finding the Villa. Ms. Leslie could not have been more helpful on arrival and we settled in to her beautiful escape in St. Jeannet - a charming medievel french village at the foothills of the awe inspiring Baou limestone mountain.
Everything was so clean and we relaxed on the terrace with some French baguette, a local goats cheese and of course a fantastic bottle of the local rose from the St. Jeannet vineyard. There is so much to do on the door steps of the villa.
Thank you for a memorable stay - we are already booking the villa for our next get away.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The feeling of being in a private villa, though near everything
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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