Villa Minerve

  • Location Villefranche sur Mer Villa - French Riviera - Côte d'Azur, France
  • Property Reference: Villa Minerve
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6
  • Rating

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Circa 1890 Villa Minerve overlooking the bay of Villefranche has stunning views and is situated in a sunny spot on a quiet road. The villa has been totally restored with no expense spared and is fitted out to the highest standard. With a 300 foot walk to the beach, beachfront restaurants only 3 minutes on foot from the villa and the train is a within walking distance, this is one of the best villas on the whole coast - in a quiet location with world class views.

Villefranche sur Mer is an ancient medieval village with very small streets. Situated near Nice and Cap Ferrat right in the heart of the Cote d'Azur, it is considered by many as the most beautiful village in France.

The house is ideal for children as it is very safe and has a playground in the side garden with swings, slide etc.



6 bedroom/ 6 bathrooms sleeps 12

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, 2 sinks, WC). Office, dressing, balcony.
  • Bedroom 2 - Two single beds with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC).

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 3 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC). Dressing, terrasse.
  • Bedroom 4 - Two single beds with en-suite bathroom (Shower, 2 sinks, WC).

Cottage house

  • Bedroom 5 - Double bed on first floor with separate bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). No A/C.

Guardian house

  • Kitchenette.
  • Bedroom 6 - Double bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 10 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 10 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 10 People
  • Gas BBQ
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Private Garage for 1 car
  • Fantastic Views on the Bay

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 8m x 4m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Fence

Salt water System: Yes

Heated?: Yes, upon request. Additional charges may apply.

Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed

Note: The panoramic views are just amazing on the Villefranche Bay.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning and daily maid hours included. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


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Rates & Availability


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Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.

We had a very happy time at Villa Minerve and I thank you again for your involvement...everything went to plan and we were well looked after.
The Experience
The villa is in good condition, is well laid out and brilliantly located with easy access to all transport and entertainment needs. There were no operational problems other than a blown fuse and the attention of Manuel and the maids was first class.
I would unreservedly recommend this property to anyone who wants a genuinely classy experience in one of France's most enticing towns. Gucci once said 'Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten'...very true of Minerve.


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Villefranche sur Mer KM 0 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Nice 5 KM 3.1 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Monaco 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Cannes 40 KM 24.8 mi Map Village Info



On the coastal road (N98) and the N7 between Nice (5km) and Menton.

Villefranche sur Mer is situated near Nice and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat right in the heart of the most beautiful and rich part of the Cote d'Azur. It's here that the most splendid properties are hidden away, and where the world's millionaires love to spend their holidays.

Whether it's summer or winter, Villefranche is a stunning place. Its superb harbour is known to be one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. Over-looking the hills and luxurious residences, Villefranche is one of the most exclusive spots on the Cote d'Azur.

The port, the citadelle, the old town, and the gentle curve of the coast all contribute to the beauty of the village which dates back to 130 BC. With its colourful fishing boats and nets, the port is both a base for fishermen and tourists, offering numerous cruises in the summer.

You can wander along the fishing wharves, bordered by restaurants and their terraces. If you continue until the end you will arrive at the lengthy Villefranche beach which is pleasant from the very first days of summer.

The Saint Elme citadel which over-looks the sea dates from the 16th century and appears to watch over the old part of the town today.

The village houses an auditorium, museums, "la cite des metiers d'art" and hanging gardens. The army left here in 1965, (to their regret no doubt) and left in their place numerous art collections : Art and History museum, the Goetz-Boumeester collection (works by Picasso, Picabia...), the "Fondation-musee Volti" (contemporary sculptures) and even the Alpine-Hunting museums.

The old village shelters narrow roads and stair-ways with the most evokative names : rue Obscure, rue du Poilu. Covered passages lead down to the coloured facades of the ancient houses which have been carefully renovated. With their windows wide open at the height of summer you can hear snatches of lively conversation and smell the mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine from within.

Jean Cocteau, a native of the area, liked to come to Villefranche where he made friends with the fishermen to whom he dedicated his re-decoration of the Chapelle Saint-Pierre... a site not to be missed.

Getting here:
The easiest way to get to the French Riviera is to fly to Nice International Airport (NCE). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Nice TGV(5 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Nice TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
Restaurants, bars, discos and also museaums and cultural activities.

Beautiful villages, beaches, and landscape.

Local Markets
Old Nice market at 5 km every morning

Beaulieu sur Mer, every morning

Villefranche sur Mer on Saturday

Local Restaurants
Villefranche sur Mer

Within Walking distance
Beaches are 200 m

Train station is 100m

Old village is 100m

Small shops in Villefranche sur Mer, larger stores in Nice.


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Note: Maps show approximate location


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Terms and Conditions Overview

Arrival: Saturday (arrival date subject to availability)

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months.

Services Included: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page

Making your reservation: These properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, before you reserve, you are required to review and sign a rental agreement for the villa (the “Rental Agreement”). We will send you the Rental Agreement by email. The Rental Agreement explains in detail all of terms and conditions regarding rental and use of the property in detail. We shall have no obligation to accept any reservations, unless the Rental Agreement is fully executed.

Payment: After you have signed the Rental Agreement and filled out the appropriate information, as approved by us, a nonrefundable payment of the one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee (which price is defined in your Rental Agreement) must be received by us within seven (7) days to confirm the reservation. The remaining one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee is due 60 days before the arrival date, and is also non-refundable. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, then 100% of the Rental Fee must be paid upon the signing of the Rental Agreement. Please know that a failure to pay any portion of the Rental Fee as set forth above and in Rental Agreement can result in loss of the reservation of the villa and a termination of the Rental Agreement. We will confirm receipt of each payment and note any outstanding balance and due date(s).

Cancellation: We have a no refund cancellation policy, but usually succeed in rescheduling cancelled reservations to the Spring or Fall or re-booking the cancelled period to another group and refunding the party that cancelled. Failure to pay the final balance (which is due 60 days before arrival) or provide required information for the security deposit may be deemed a cancellation with no refund due. Clients are advised to consider Trip Cancellation Insurance with the carrier of their choice at the time of confirmation.

For more information about how you can reserve this villa for your vacation, please contact us:
+1 (404) 806-2278


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