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“Perfect getaway to celebrate a landmark birthday!”
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Front of villa and original house used as annexe
The pool
Outside dining area
Living space on ground floor
Big beautiful fireplace in the livingarea
Kitchen with access to outside dining area
Kitchen
Double bedroom on ground floor
Bedroom with two single beds on ground floor
Shower room with wc on ground floor
Separate toilet on ground floor
View from garden towards villa
Ensuite bathroom on first floor
Master bedroom with view to dressing
Single bedroom on first floor
Second single bedroom on first floor
Hallway first floor
Separate toilet first floor
Master bedroom with king size bed and with access to ensuite bath-room, 1st floor
Bedroom in annexe
LIttle view of shower & bathroom are in annexe
Stair from first floor to ground floor
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Villa -
6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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avaritia7
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway to celebrate a landmark birthday!”
Reviewed November 4, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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First of all, the villa, garden and pool are soooo beautiful! Very Provence with lots of mature olive trees, lemon and bay trees in the yard, and grapes on the fence - yum! We cooked with the herbs in the garden too. The house is light and airy with lots of space for everyone, felt luxurious. Bathrooms very nice and big kitchen with all the tools. It was just warm enough still in October to use the pool, luckily! Great quiet spot not far from Tourrettes village. The village is picture perfect too, very cute with an excellent wine bar The Cave overlooking the gorge. Also went to another wine bar that was open on Sundays - it is next door to Clovis. Handy to know! Went on day trips to Monaco, Nice, the beach at Antibes and Grasse. I took Alain Ducasse's book on Provence and went to an olive farm near Tourrettes that he recommended. Bought some olive oil from the lovely farmers and they have us a sample of their new season olives and their homemade orange wine. Great villa for a group of friends and it would be also great for families. Lene was great from the start of the booking to the end. She met us at the villa and explained everything. She was very helpful and lovely. Highly recommend! Will stay again

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Liked best: The garden and pool
Liked least: A couple of mosquitos, but had repellent and I'm from Australia, so not too bad
Travelling group: Friends
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NickW101
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ticks all the boxes for our extended family holiday”
Reviewed September 25, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We were given a very warm welcome from the lovely Lene when we arrived at this spacious 'farmhouse' with a traditional feel. Villa Des Olivers immediately gave us a taste of medieval France to dovetail perfectly with the charming village of Tourettes Sur Loup. Thick stone walls, a large open plan living room paved with old flag stones through out, the house was cool and airy even on the hottest days. Old church beams and neat reclaimed period features are everywhere which all together enhanced the feel, making it seem as if we were staying in an old farmhouse, but with all the mod cons.

We looked forward each day to spreading out plates of local cheeses, pates and a large tomato salad on the outdoor dining table accompanied by a couple of bottles of Rose of course, while the kids explored the garden and jumped about in the pool.

It's in a quiet spot, a brisk and uphill 15 minute walk away from the village. It was so relaxing to sit by the pool with a book and let all the stresses of work melt away. The garden has many beautiful old olive trees giving shade when sitting doing nothing in the sun got just too hot.
We love a bit of beach too so afternoons saw us making the easy 30 minute drive down to the Promenade des Anglais to do a bit more nothing in the sea. Day trips to Monaco to oggle the rich and famous, Antibes to take in bigger yachts and the old town were easily made.
We BBQ'd in a couple of nights but mostly made use of the many fantastic resturants Tourettes has to offer. Our favourites were Cave Du Vin, Clos de Marquis, Resturant Epecerie and Cafe Rouge - we didn't need to try the michelin starred Clovis. I was glad of the morning walk up to get the fresh croissants for breakfast!

Although the bedrooms are large and airy, the resident mosquitos meant sleeping with the windows open at night wasn't possible. every room did have a fan and there was plenty of mossie repellent in the kitchen drawers. Maybe mesh could be fitted?? Expect, too, a fairly hefty cleaning bill supplement at the end of your stay.

Holidays in France are never bad but i felt we have had one of the best this year in Villa Des Olivers and Tourettes Sur loup

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Liked best: Whole house, garden and pool, lovely village
Liked least: Mosquitos
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
26 Sep 2014
Thank you for your review. I'm still glad that you enjoyed your stay.
As you know, all fees are listed in the description - no fees are hidden.
I hope to see you another time.
With kind regards,
Lene
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Andrew P
Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Spacious and delightful piece of Heaven in lush surroundings!”
Reviewed November 13, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Upon arrival we were greeted by the agent who was fantastic - a very warm welcome and good tour of the villa and its grounds, to show us how everything worked including wi-fi passwords etc. The villa was exceptionally tidy and we were genuinely blown away with how beautiful the whole place was.

We were three families in total and my wife, my daughter and I were the first family to arrive. Over the course of the first day the other two families arrived and it was such a joy to see their beaming faces as we showed them around this fantastic holiday home!

You arrive at the villa down a very private track and enter through an electric gate for which there are two remote keys. There is ample space in the forecourt for three to four cars and once the gate is shut, the villa and grounds are like a fortress - we had no worries about letting the kids wonder around the grounds as it is securely fenced off all the way around the perimeter.

You enter the villa into an incredible open plan diner and lounge, the floor throughout is stone tiles and the villa is very solid with a contemporary yet wonderfully French theme.

There are two large classic style french doors with shutter doors on the outside, in fact every door and window in the main villa has this. To the right of the dining room there is a huge kitchen (the pics on here don't do this room any justice) with everything you need, pretty much everything you would have in your own home. The fridge freezer is a large American style unit, great if you are a big group, which we were and it suited us fine. To the rear of the kitchen at the back corner of the house there is a large table for 10 people (more if required), on a raised stone terrace overlooking the garden.

The bedrooms were all clean, modern, fresh, roomy and very homely as were all the bathrooms/toilets. As three families we all effectively had our own 'wing' which meant we all had privacy and weren't on top of each other all of the time.

To the rear of the property is where the magic continues! Stepping out from either the lounge or dining area there is the most magnificent garden with mature provencal trees, plants and bushes which really is quite breathtaking!

A larged stone flagged area opens up into a lawn which surrounds a large pool (10M x 5M approx) with six wooden sun loungers at either side, on a flagged pool surround. There are three large parasols which help shelter from the 30 degree heat in this amazing sun trap. The pool easily accommodates 10 people and we had plenty of fun in there over the course of our two week stay. The pool is cleaned once a week (Friday) which is also a bonus and it can be lit up on a night if you haven't had your fill through the day!

In the basement there is a huge space and a utility washroom with sink which is very useful.

To the side of the villa, the 17C annexxe offers another large double bedroom with en-suite.

The villa and its grounds are truly stunning and in a fabulous location. I would suggest you hire a car if not driving to the region, as it is a little out of the way, however only 1km to the beautiful village of Tourrettes sur Loup which is stunning. The coast is about 10 - 15km away via mainly country roads.

This is a great location to explore the Cote d'Azur from but equally if you would prefer to kick back at the villa and in the village bars and restaurants with its fab scenery, then you won't go far wrong! I know everyone in my group would like to stay here again someday and I can highly recommend Villa les Oliviers! Bon voyage!

P.S. Lene (pronounced Lena), the agent, is very helpful and answered all my email questions promptly.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
19 Nov 2013
Thank you for your very positive review Andrew and your kind words. I hope to see you again, at the villa, some time in the future.
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