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Luminx, South of France

Luminx

Cote d'Azur, South of France

Close to Nice and with views over St Paul de Vence, Luminx is a charming Provencal villa, full of character. In a residential part of La Colle sur Loup, it has a large pool surrounded by terraces and comes with a private chef and host. Sleeps 10

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At a Glance

  • Provencal style villa with views over historic St Paul de Vence

  • Walking distance to La Colle Sur Loup

  • Close to the beaches of the Côte d'Azur and vibrant Nice and Antibes

  • Ideal retreat for families of all ages and groups of friends

  • Fully staffed with private chef and host

  • A fully qualified nanny can take care of children under 13

Family, Parties & events, Villa

Insider's View

Luminx has fabulously spacious living areas, and a very welcoming feel. I love the choice of terraces for a bit of peace and quiet.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Adults and children can enjoy a game of pool or table tennis, or watch a movie on the big screen after dinner in the designated 'big kids' area.

Lucy Hunt

Insider's View

Take a stroll down to La Colle sur Loup, a quaint, picturesque village just 10 minutes from the villa door.

Lucy Hunt

Insider's View

If you’re looking to spend some time out on the water, head to Lac de Saint Cassien, where you can find kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and pedalos out in the most idyllic setting.

Hannah Fullagar

Insider's View

The children will love playing with the nanny in the secret garden

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Take the short drive to St Paul de Vence to enjoy at meal at Remparts and watch the sunset

Alice Peal

Insider's View

The views and breakfast al fresco are a welcome start to your day at Luminx

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Luminx

Description

Villa Luminx enjoys a spectacular location overlooking nearby St Paul de Vence, and just a short walk to the old and picturesque center of La Colle Sur Loup. Equidistant between Nice and Antibes, it's 20 minutes to the nearest beach at Cagnes-sur-Mer and the warm waters of the Baie des Anges, as well as being within easy reach of many the attractions of the South of France and its beautiful scenery. Set on a hillside location within gated grounds, it is in a residential part of the village, with the pool and terraces having far reaching views. It's built in an elegant Provencal style with lots of quirky little design touches, and is both spacious and welcoming. Throughout, there's an eclectic art collection, whilst the surrounding area is an art lover's paradise.

Luminx works really well for families and groups of friends with large open plan living on the ground floor, numerous terraces and a small garden. There's a separate TV room and study, and below, there's a gym and a cinema and games room/children's playroom. Upstairs, there are two double and two twin en-suite bedrooms, all with French doors opening out onto balconies, where you can see St Paul de Vence lying from your bed. The fifth bedroom, a twin, is below the living area with direct access to the outside area, garden and pool.

The outside space offers lots of flexibility for al fresco dining and relaxing, with several terraces on different levels around the villa and pool. The children's play area is based in the covered exterior gallery, with a separate terrace and toys and games. Below the villa is the heated infinity pool (heated in low season only) with gentle steps leading into it, making it ideal for younger children. For guests driving down, there's good parking space.

La Colle sur Loup is an historic village with plenty to explore, especially on market day, each Saturday. A 12th Century priory, which has now been converted into a restaurant, Romanesque chapel and bell tower are all impressive, and it's easy to while away the time in the narrow cobbled streets and alleyways. Well-known for being an antiques center, it also has a good selection of shops and restaurants. Nearby St Paul de Vence is a popular place to visit with its shops and galleries, especially on market day. Surrounded by ramparts, it enjoys an impressive position on the top of a rocky outcrop. Inspiration for artists for centuries, evidence of their visits is everywhere. Art lovers should visit the Fondation Maeght, and if you like food too, then lunch at La Colombe d'Or is highly recommended. Further afield, the Alpes Martimes and the whole of Provence has a wealth of diverse attractions for all to enjoy. From cycling in the hills to kayaking in the spectacular Gorges du Verdon, or from people watching on La Croisette to just sitting by the villa pool, it's not hard to see why this distinct corner of France is so alluring.

If you'd like to drive to your villa, or extend your vacation and explore France a little further, we can organize an itinerary taking in a selection of hotels along the way. Speak to one of our travel specialists who'd be more than happy to make some suggestions and help plan your trip.

Accommodation

All five rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with stone floors throughout, and individually decorated bathrooms, with the first floor rooms enjoying panoramic views of St Paul de Vence and the surrounding hills from the windows and balconies. The master bedroom has two bathrooms, featuring two showers, two basins, two WCs and a bath. Bedrooms two and three are twins, both with a shower, basin and WC. Bedroom four is a double with an en-suite bath. Below the living area is bedroom five with an en-suite shower room. All rooms have air-conditioning with the exception of bedroom five, which has an electric fan.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom has two bathrooms, featuring two showers, two basins, two WCs and a bath. It is a very spacious room with glorious views from the bed across to St Paul de Vence.

Twin bedroom

This good sized twin bedroom has an en suite shower room and doors out onto a good sized balcony.

Twin Bedroom

Another good sized twin bedroom with an en suite shower room and doors out onto a good sized balcony.

Double bedroom

A bright and airy bedroom with an en suite shower room and doors out onto the balcony which has views over to St Paul de Vence.

Twin bedroom

This twin bedroom is situated on the lower floor next to the cinema room and gym. It is a good sized room with an en-suite shower room and doors out to the garden. It does not have air-conditioning but does have an electric fan.

Childcare

A fully qualified nanny can take care of all your childcare needs. Our nannies look after children from four months to thirteen years, keeping them entertained and happy with a variety of tailor made, creative and sporting activities. Our villas have dedicated playrooms or areas full of toys, games, creative activities and games consoles for all ages, ensuring our younger guests have endless fun on their vacation. A nanny will ensure that your child’s routine is followed, and your chef will discuss any dietary requirements with you, creating delicious meals for all tastes.

Nannies are available for 5 days per week, for 8 hours per day with 2 different options to suit your family best. Two hours of childcare is available on both your arrival and departure day. If your flights do not allow for this arrangement, 4 hours in total will be offered on either your arrival or departure day. Additional nannies can be requested (subject to availability) from £750 per week for 1 child.

Our villas are equipped with families in mind. We can provide a stair gate, blackout blinds, baby equipment and cots on request and arrange for nappies and wipes to be purchased in advance so that you have one less thing to worry about. Babysitting can also be arranged (at an additional cost) if you’d like go out for dinner.

Facilities

The villa has a gated swimming pool and a number of different terraces with views to St Paul de Vence. The sitting area has Apple TV and DVD player. On the lower floor there is an enormous cinema room and a gym. WiFi and air-conditioning is available.

Air conditioning

Air-conditioning throughout the villa

Apple TV and DVD player

Two TVs with DVD players

Outside dining area

Covered and open terraces with dining area

Swimming pool

Gated heated swimming pool 10 m x 3m/6m plus jet stream (0.7 to 2.4m deep). The pool is heated in the months of May, June and September only.

Wireless ADSl

Free broadband WiFi

Gym

Luminx has a fully equipped gym, with free weights, a bench press, static bicycle and a cross trainer.

Services

Luminx is a fully staffed villa with a chef and host to look after you during your vacation. Guests also have the option of a fully qualified nanny for their stay. From the moment you arrive, your villa team is there to make your vacation as seamless as possible and to look after your every need. Our service is discreet and understated, leaving you to relax and not lift a finger. Using the freshest local ingredients, your private chef will serve original and mouth-watering dishes from a menu tailored to your tastes. Whilst your host, with their wealth of local knowledge will manage every aspect of your vacation, whether it’s serving mid-morning snacks or drinks before dinner, or reserving you a restaurant for lunch, or booking a boat trip.

Our villas are fully staffed with a chef and host for 5.5 days of the week.

For all our villas, the check in time is 4pm and the check out time is 11am. Our villa staff can make arrangements for you if your arrival or departure times do not correspond with these, for example booking a restaurant for lunch.

Location & Directions

Cote d'Azur, South of France

Villa Luminx is in a residential area of La Colle sur Loup, just five minutes from the village center, and a 2-minute drive from St Paul de Vence. The nearest beach is a 10-minute drive away.

When to go

The typical Mediterranean climate of Provence and the Cote d'Azur has long drawn visitors here. Late Spring brings warm temperatures that can reach nearly 30C by July. Sunshine is abundant, with nearly 12 hours a day in mid-summer. The mistral wind can bring a cooler wind in early Spring, but this part of the Riviera is more protected. July is the driest month, and rain showers tend to be infrequent.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Luminx

Luminx, South of France

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