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Villa Constantins

Cote d'Azur, South of France - Sleeps 9

Sleeps:  9
From $700 per person per week based on full occupancy in low season
From $3000 per person per week based on full occupancy in high season

based on 7 nights

per person based on full occupancy for seven nights in a whole villa, including Scott Dunn Essential Villa Service.   

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At a Glance

  • A Provencal villa with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside

  • Lovely covered terrace with soft seating and a dining area - a perfect place to relax

  • Children's playroom with plenty of indoor and outdoor toys

  • Includes your own villa manager and a choice of service options with a private chef.

  • Fantastic villa for families or a group of friends

  • Close to many pretty local villages and towns including Valbonne, Opio, Grasse and St Paul de Vence

  • Cannes and Antibes are easily accessible from the villa

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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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Insider's View

On a really clear day, try and spot Corsica in the distance.

If you are keen for something a little active, head to Opio for a round of golf or game of tennis

On chefs day off, spend the day at the lovely Terre Blanche hotel – golf, spa, amazing food and kids club!

For a great day out head to the nearby town of Grasse and visit the renowned fragance houses of both Fragonard and Molinards. Be sure to take a large bag for all your purchases!

On a Friday don’t miss the local Provençal Farmers market in Valbonne. A huge busy market, it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on regional specialties such as olives and salami and is ideal for those last minute souvenirs of leather bags, lace and beachwear.

Make the most of the Valbonne market with lunch in one of the many café’s located near the main square.

The is a very good tennis club nearby called Vignal Tennis Club, which also has a good restaurant and other facilities such as a swimming pool.

On the way to Gourdon there is a very large go-karting track, as well as a smaller one for younger children. Michael Schumacher used to go there with his children. There is also paint balling next door.

Go to Village ST Paul De Vance and walk down the beautiful cobble streets and see all the lovely art work on display. You could choose to have dinner at the Michelin star restaurant La Commodore where Picasso ate and where his paintings still hang (book far in advance).

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Description

A beautiful Provencal villa with heated infinity pool near Opio, Villa Constantins has an idyllic setting, playroom, petanque and comes with villa manager and a choice of private chef and nanny. It's perfect for families and sleeps 9.

Walking into Villa Constantins, you can't fail to be overwhelmed by the expansive views from the terrace. This south facing villa looks over the Cote d'Azur and on a clear day you can even see the island of Corsica to the distance. It is designed to make the most of its surroundings and outdoor living is at the heart of the design.

Full of natural light, the villa mixes contemporary design with homely touches. The spacious main open plan living and dining area is on the ground floor, with several large French doors leading out onto a sunny terrace and adjacent covered terrace to the side with summer kitchen, BBQ and sitting area. It’s an ideal setting for relaxing and al fresco dining where you can enjoy many evenings on the Cote d’Azur.

The garden and heated pool (heated in low season only) is perfect for families. The pool has a good sized terrace and features gentle steps into it. The garden is a good size too, and ideal for children to play and run around. It's landscaped with typical Mediterranean shrubs and plants. If you have more energy and want to challenge your friends or family, try a classic game of petanque admiring the magnificent views of the mountains.

The bedrooms are spread over three areas of the villa making it a very flexible layout to suit all varieties of groups. In the main part of the house there are 3 bedrooms on the first floor, a good sized double bedroom with an en suite shower room and 2 further bedrooms which share a bathroom. Off the hallway on the ground floor is the ensuite master bedroom with doors out onto the garden. The ground floor wing of the house has the children’s playroom and a further double bedroom with en suite shower room which is accessed via the playroom. The house is equipped with Apple TV and has WiFi connection.

Close to the glamour of the coast, Villa Constantins is also just a stone's throw from some historic Provencal villages. The small town of Valbonne is nearby, with its artisan shops and groves of olive and orange trees. Once you've wandered through the streets of galleries and shops, it's the perfect place to relax in one of the many cafés surrounding the square. Valbonne market is a thriving spectacle which sprawls its way around the town every Friday and attracts all kinds of stall holders and visitors from afar. Here you can find excellent fruit and vegetable stalls, clothing, cheeses, cured meats, jewelry, clothing, leather goods and also some more unusual items. It's a great way to shop and pick up a bargain or an unusual gift to bring back home. In many food stalls you can try before you buy so just ask and experience something new. Afterwards you can relax with a cool drink or lunch in one of the busy restaurants around the square, reflect and enjoy your purchases or just take in the atmosphere of the surroundings.

This is an area well-known for its links to famous artists, and the nearby St Paul de Vence, a 20 minute drive away, is no exception. A hilltop fortified village, filled with galleries and boutiques, it played host to Matisse, Picasso and Dufy, to name but a few at the beginning of the last century. The Colombe d'Or is worth visiting for lunch (a reservation will be necessary) to admire some of the original artwork on the walls.

If you'd like to drive to Villa Constantins, 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.

If you are looking for a relaxing place, magnificent sea and mountain views, outdoor activities and good food and service, Villa Constantins is the ideal location.

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Accommodation

The bedrooms are spread over three areas of the villa making it a very flexible layout to suit all varieties of groups. In the main part of the house there are 3 bedrooms on the first floor, a good sized double bedroom with an en suite shower room and 2 further bedrooms, a good sized single room and a twin/double room (zip and link beds) which share a bathroom. Off the hallway on the ground floor is the ensuite master bedroom with doors out onto the garden. The ground floor wing of the house has the children’s playroom and a further double bedroom with en suite shower room which is accessed via the playroom. The house is equipped with UK and French television and WIFI connection. Air conditioning is only available in the first floor bedrooms. A portable air conditioning unit in the master bedroom on the ground floor.

Master Double Bedroom - First Floor

Situated on the first floor with views over the pool and garden this double bedroom with airconditioning has an en suite shower room.

Double Bedroom 1 - Ground Floor

A lovely double bedroom situated on the ground floor off the hallway with an en suite shower room. It is flooded with natural light from the french doors which lead out onto the garden. If required, there is a portable air conditioning unit available for this room.

Double Bedroom 2 - Ground Floor

This double bedroom is situated in the wing of the house next to the playroom (access is via the playroom) and has an en suite shower room. This room does not have airconditioning but it is always kept cool due the lovely thick walls and north facing aspect.

Single room

This is the middle room of the three upstairs bedrooms. It is a good sized air conditioned single room with views over the pool and garden. This room shares a bathroom (bath and separate shower) with room 4 next door.

First floor double/twin room 1

A double/twin bedroom with zip and link beds at the end of the landing next to the single room. It shares the bathroom opposite with the single room and also has air conditioning.

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 and creative materials, 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 six days a week for 8 hours each day with a choice of three shift patterns to fit in with your family needs. You can liaise with your nanny on arrival to discuss the best option which suits your family.  Your nanny’s day off is on Monday and therefore childcare cannot be provided on your arrival or departure day.  Babysitting is also available on request and is payable for locally.

Our villas are equipped with families in mind. We can provide stair gates, 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.

Services

Villa Constantins comes with a choice of our renowned Scott Dunn service: Essential, Flexi or Full. Whether you are looking for a more independent type of villa vacation, you want the full works or somewhere in between you can be assured it will be the same outstanding, personal service from Scott Dunn.  

Each villa comes complete with a villa manager on hand to make sure you have everything you need, along with the option of gourmet dining provided by your own private chef with tailor made menus, using the freshest local ingredients.

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 enjoy your vacation. 

Our villas are fully staffed for 5.5 days of the week.

For all our villas, the check in time is 4pm and the check out time is 10am. Our villa team can make arrangements for you if your arrival or departure times do not correspond with these, for example booking a restaurant for lunch.

Essential Service

Includes a daily breakfast hamper, a welcome drinks hamper, one staffed meal per day (either brunch, lunch or dinner) and daily housekeeping.

Flexi Service

Includes a daily breakfast hamper, a welcome drinks hamper and up to two staffed meals per day (brunch or lunch and dinner) with pre-dinner drinks and canapes. Daily housekeeping.

Full Service

Includes a welcome drinks hamper and three staffed meals per day.  Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with pre-dinner drinks and canapes. Daily housekeeping. 

Facilities

There is air-conditioning in the upstairs bedrooms only, the Master Bedroom has a portable AC unit. The villa also has table tennis, which guests are free to use.

BBQ

There is a BBQ available

Outside dining area

Covered and open terraces with dining area

Satellite TV and DVD player

There are several televisions at the property. The TV in the main sitting room has Apple TV and DVD player.

Swimming pool

Infinity swimming pool 12m x 4.50m (90cm - 210xm) which is heated in low season only.

Wireless ADSl

Free broadband WiFi

Activities

There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the Cote d'Azur. The market towns of Opio and Valbonne are nearby, the latter of which has a superb market on Fridays, selling a mix of lovely Provencal wears, local cheeses, wines, olives plus a huge amount of stalls selling souvenirs. The historical and picture postcard villages of Gourdon, Tourettes-sur-Loup and St Paul de Vence can be reached by car in 20-40 minutes or the larger town of Vence, has a great selection of shops and restaurants too.

Further a field, Antibes and the beaches of Cagnes sur Mer and Cannes make for a great day of exploration or further inland, Grasse is lovely to explore and is the ideal opportunity to visit the renowned fragrance houses of Molinards and Fragonards. If you're prepared to venture further, the spectacular Gorges Du Vendon can be reached in an hour and half and provides stunning scenery and boasts the deepest gauges in Europe!

Floorplans

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Reviews

5

Mooney - September 2018 (Guest)

We have been beyond happy with our entire experience.  Everything has been exceptional and we are already planning our next Scott Dunn vacation! 

Fergus was an absolutely fantastic chef. His cuisine was exceptional - he paid so much attention to detail and had a
really lovely friendly manner. He paid special attention to my various allergies and intolerances however still made sure I
could eat the same meals as everyone else in the group. Milly was very friendly and efficient and made sure we had
everything we needed at all times.

5

Wallen - August 2018 (Guest)

Fergus was amazing! Our food was outstanding every day and the children were so incredibly spoiled! Millie was just brilliant and could not have done more for us all. We genuinely had our expectations exceeded and really hope we can return!

5

Overson - August 2018 (Guest)

Excellent service, can do attitude. Beautiful venues and all round care. This is our second Scott Dunn vacation - fantastic experience again.

5

Webster - August 2018 (Guest)

The entire team where absolutely first class. Professional yet very friendly and approachable at all times Milly our host could not do enough to ensure we had everything we wanted. She was a delight to have around and ensured the villa remaind top notch at all time whilst offering us advise on visits/ transport such as to the beach and the local villages (market day).

Fergus our chef is a very likeable and more importantly talented man. Frankly he constantly went the extra mile and gave up his time to ensure every meal was prepared and served to perfection. We eat out in London a lot and I can honestly say hes up there with the best of them!!! When we fly its the crew that make for a good flight. Your team made for a really great vacation not withstanding the high quality of the villa.

4

Milner - July 2018 (Guest)

Excellent service - perfect balance of friendliness and professional service. Wonderful with the older children. Maddy was so lovely with Freddie - his face lit up each morning she arrived. To be able to go from a 5mth, to a 20mth old, 3 year old, to then a 7 year old and keep them all equally entertained is a true skill and very impressive and made our vacation very relaxing.

5

Nuttall - June 2018 (Guest)

Excellent staff, never said No, friendly and efficient. Superb nanny Maddy and Chef Fergus, brilliant hosts Millie and
Ben. Perfect vacation, thank you.

5

Stephanie Davidson (Staff)

Constantine is my personal favorite villa of all and I can see this also being a favorite for family parties. Driving up to villa Constantine you arrive at a big beautiful gate and you cannot wait to see how it looks inside. As you walk in to the villa I felt a homely and relaxed which puts you instantly at ease. The inside is brand new and has such a lovely contemporary touch. The size of the rooms are perfect and even some of the bathrooms being finished with wood will make you feel like you are on a yacht!

As you walk through the French doors to the outdoor area your heart soars, with incredible views of the Cote dAzur, a big spacious outdoor area and pool that can be hearted in the low season! Not to mention a lovely outdoor covered dining area where the chef can prepare some amazing food to suite your familys needs! Go to nearby villages or take a day trip to Cannes or Antibes which are easily accessible from the villa.

Offers

Super Early Booking Discount: Up to 20% off all Scott Dunn Villas in Mallorca and France

Book to stay in one of our luxury villas for Summer 2019 by 31 October 2018 and receive up to a 20% discount. Available on all our Scott Dunn Villas in Mallorca and France.

Receive a 15% discount if you stay on the following dates: 25 May - 2 June and 8 July - 1 September 2019

Receive a 20% discount if you stay on the following dates:  3 June - 7 July and 2 September to 23 September 2019

Must be booked before 31st October 2018.

Discount applies to villa and board supplement but not to travel arrangements. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact our Villa specialists for more information.

Book from 17 September 2018 to 31 October 2018
Travel from 25 May 2019 to 23 September 2019
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Experiences

  • Beach Club and Restaurant Nounou, Golfe Juan

    If you prefer a more peaceful beach day on the Chef's day off, head to the small town of Golfe Juan. Nounou Restaurant is set on its own private sandy beach and is renowned for its fresh, local seafood. It's a great place to unwind and dine with a view.

  • Beach Day in Juan les Pins

    For beach lovers the biggest sandy beach is in Juan les Pins, situated about 30 minutes from the Scott Dunn Villas. Choose from either the public sandy beach or the beach club, Plage Helios just further down from the main beach.

  • Cannes Day Trip

    You may not want to leave the villa, but if you feel like a day out, why not visit Cannes. World renowned and glamorous, it's the place to see and be seen.

  • E-biking in the South of France

    E-biking is the perfect way to enjoy biking in the beautiful South of France. It's ideal for older family members too and makes for a great group activity. Take in the incredible views as you explore the beautiful terrain on two wheels.

  • Explore Vence

    Take a delightful walk around Vence, a large town offering a mix of the old versus the new. There's plenty to see and something for everyone.

  • Family Day in Antibes

    For a great day out on the chef's day off, take a tour of Antibes. Visit the beach or wander around the town, marvel at the Picasso Museum or fall in love with the super yachts. For family fun, head to Aquasplash, Marine or Antibes Land on the outskirts.

  • In Villa Massage

    For the ultimate pamper experience, why not receive your chosen massage in the comfort of your own villa or even better, poolside.

  • La Colombe d' Or Experience, St Paul de Vence

    La Colombe d'Or is the most famous restaurant in St Paul de Vence and the surrounding area. Synonymous with lovers of French art, the walls are littered with beautiful and inspiring creations by renowned artists, including Picasso.

  • Make your own perfume in Grasse

    Grasse in the Cote d'Azur has been synonymous with perfume production since the 16th century; the scents of which are used by some of the most prestigious perfume houses of France. For a day trip, tour the perfumeries or create your very own scent.

  • Meal with a View at Alain Llorca, La Colle Sur Loup

    For the best in contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, including fresh roasted meats and shellfish on the grill, head to the restaurant of renowned chef, Alain Llorca. An acclaimed restaurant, Alain Llorca's has a fantastic setting with a large terrace.

  • Olive Oil Tour and Tasting

    Spend an hour or so at the Moulin d’Opio, learning how they have made Provencal Olive Oil since 1848.

  • Sweet Factory Tour

    Those with a sweet tooth will love this quaint traditional confectionary factory, in the heart of the south of France.

  • Visit Lac De Saint Cassien

    Visit Lac De Saint Cassien and have a fun day out surrounded by stunning scenery and a great selection of places to eat nearby. Whether you want to hire the pedalos or try stand-up paddle boarding or just relax, its definitely worth a visit.

  • Visit to the Local Markets in the Cote d'Azur

    There is nothing like the sights and smells of a local market to give you a true sense of the gastronomic delights of the region. The local French Provençal markets of Vence, St Paul du Vence and the Cote d'Azur provide the ideal opportunity.

Location & directions

Cote d'Azur, South of France - Sleeps 9

Villa Constantins is a short drive from the pretty provencal villages of Opio and Valbonne, which are both about a 5-minute drive away. The nearest beach is at Cagnes sur Mer, just 10km away and St Paul de Vence is a 30-minute drive away.

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