Charming villa with great views, amazing outside space and lots of personal touches. For a holiday with friends or family I couldn't recommend this holiday destination highly enough. Lots of great places within 30 minutes drive, very helpful host and perfect days relaxing by the pool.
A really special home in a stunning part of France! From our first contact with our prospective hosts to the time we closed the front door for the final time, this experience was virtually faultless. The pre-stay information was all-encompassing; the house comfortable, well-equipped and serene; the local host welcoming, friendly, informative and helpful and the area truly beautiful. We could not have asked for more!
We enjoyed a family vacation at this beautiful villa in Provence. There was plenty of room for our party of eight spanning three generations enabling us all to have our own space as well as lovely communal areas. The Villa is well appointed and the pool and surrounding garden beautiful. Opio is conveniently located near many of the region's popular attractions, a car is necessary to take full advantage of this beautiful location. Our hosts communicated well with us both prior and during our visit. We were delighted with our decision to book this villa and would do so again.
Overall, we had an amazing time at the Villa; we loved the location and the garden with colorful and pleasant flowers and trees. The pool was a big hit with the kids and i loved the outside dining tables which were great for lunches and dinners. The service from the owner was very good and their local contact was very friendly.
Paradise. That’s one word to describe Villa L’Aimant.
It was an idyllic stay at a gorgeous property nestled in the South of France, a base from where one can easily do breathtaking day trips to Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Saint Tropez, and Northern Italy with a rented car (a small car is advisable given the narrow roads in the region). The owners gave us wonderful recommendations on where to go, sightsee, and eat. Our family of seven greatly enjoyed being able to explore all these places then coming back to the magnificent, manicured grounds of the villa. The beautiful villa is surrounded by a unique mix of olive, palm, and pine trees as well as vast types of colorful flowers. The grounds are immaculately well kept. The house was well taken care of with every detail provided for. We had plenty of space to ourselves, spread out across the villa in the large three bedrooms and pool house.
My wife and I enjoyed the spacious master bedroom; my eldest daughter and her husband took the other suite on the first floor; my two other daughters shared the other bedroom upstairs; and my daughter’s fiancée took the pool house. Just perfect space for all of us. The bedrooms had verandas overlooking the pool. The pool was one of our favorite features of the house in our quest for relaxation. We enjoyed several summer days lounging by the pool and eating marvelous bread and cheeses.
Speaking of food, the property manager, Margo, even prepared two classic French meals for us while we were there, rabbit stew and beef bourguignon, at a very reasonable cost. She did the grocery shopping and all the cooking and insisted that we just sit down and enjoy the meals. A warm, kind woman, Margo lives close by and made our stay even more pleasant. When we first arrived to the villa, Margo was waiting there for us with a welcome basket with snacks and gave us an enjoyable tour of the villa. She provided us with very helpful instructions and let us know that we could contact her any time we needed something. We had fun trying to converse with her in French!
The villa has many books that you can read while lounging around. There are two large grocery stores nearby and several excellent restaurants. We greatly enjoyed eating meals on the outside dining tables with a stunning view of the sunset. The kitchen is fully equipped and has all you need to have all the meals you want to have in the villa. The two grills (outside the main house and near the pool house) have everything you need for a wonderful family barbecue.
Just one caution, it was very difficult to drag my family out of the villa to enjoy the amazing South of France. We made a compromise. I had to promise them two full days in the villa to enjoy the place, the several areas in the property to just relax and read a book, or to swim. I have to confess, this was not such a bad compromise. I enjoyed that myself.
We took day trips on the other days to places such as Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Saint Tropez, and places in Northern Italy such as San Remo. It was memorable and breathtaking to drive from the Villa, down the mountain, to the beaches, boulevards, restaurants, coffee shops, and famous shops along the Côte d'Azur. And, by the way, Google Maps has accurate directions to the villa and all the nearby attractions.
It was unanimous: this was our best vacation ever.
It was a glorious, delightful week at the villa and we already cannot wait to stay there again. My family and I highly recommend this property. You cannot go wrong. One request: please don’t book the week we plan to be there again next year!!!!!
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