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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Vence, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fabulous villa in a great location”
Reviewed 17 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We stayed in the 2 bed flat for 2 weeks and had a great time. The villa is within walking distance to the town but in a secluded street with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside from the flat and the the pool.
We did use the pool once or twice, a wee bit cold but great for a cool down on a hot day. Mostly we sat round the pool chatting to the other guests and playing with Coco the owners kitten (if you don't like cats don't let this put you off, we enticed her every time, she is so cute) There is also a boules court and a great BBQ. The flat is enormous, very well decorated and very clean with everything in it you might need, liked the dishwasher.
We visited Nice a few times, St Paul de Vence (don't go at the weekend, too busy) and lots of other little towns, the Jean Cocteau museum in Menton is worth a visit, but stay away from the Matisse chapel in Vence, a bit of a waste of time.
Overall we had a great time and were sad to leave, hope to be back one day.

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Liked best: The feeling of relaxation (and the kitten)
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jacknick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best apartment and setting ever”
Reviewed 15 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We stayed at the Maison de l'Ara from the end of August to 13th September. We always go away for our main summer break around this time of year, and we always get a self-catering apartment, and this was one of the best, if not the best, we've ever stayed in. It is roomy enough to feel like home, and is furnished like a home, with classic tasteful old furniture, and not crowded or cluttered. The living room and bedroom were really comfortable, and the kitchen and bathroom the most well-equipped we've ever rented, so cooking was easy. There was even a dishwasher, which is a first :)

The poolside area was great, with comfortable loungers. The pool is small, but fine, exactly what was needed in the heat.

Bent and Iwona are very welcoming and helpful, and gave the place a personal touch.

The view across the valley makes it into a real beauty spot. The walk into the town centre of Vence takes ten minutes or so. Vence has some great bars and restuarants, weekly markets and a relaxed athmosphere, and the people were very friendly. There is a forest walk to St Paul Vence - a town full of modern art - which takes 1 hour (apparently - we got lost and it took longer :) The towns along the Cote d'Azur are within a 20-minute to 40-minute drive, depending on the traffic. We were in very easy reach of Cap Ferrat, Villefranche, Cagnes-sur-Mer, and, of course, Nice, all of which we visited. Walks over the local hills, the 'baous', also had starting-points within a 15-minute drive, and in between hill walking we stopped in the towns of St Jeannet and Gattieres. So all in all, the Maison de l'Ara is perfectly situated for us, and for the kind of holiday we like to have, and I hope we can stay there again.

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Liked least: N/A - it was all good.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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