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Wow. This home is the reason I try hard not to give 5 star reviews. It’s totally a 10. Location, beauty, cleanliness, the staff that manages it, their recommendations, the area. Flawless. I d never seen a historic home feel so modern and comfortable. Please note the 4th bedroom works more like a casita as it is not attached. Lots of walking trails with stairs that lead down to old Nice. Quite a trek up the hill once you get down though. Makes you feel less guilty for all of the delicious dinner options: Le Réserve and La Mayssa were incredible stops. The artwork in the house is also inspiring. I simply can’t wait to go back. I’m a little sad it’s all over. Until next time ♥️

Jennifer - USA

Vacancière - Sept 2019

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What an absolutely amazing place! We loved and enjoyed every minute of our stay in this beautiful and charming house, fantastic views over Nice and the sea and a really pretty garden. A plus was the super market only a few minutes away. Florian was a really nice host with excellent communication. I really hope to come back soon!

Linn - Sweeden

Vacancière - Feb 2019

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Villa Dracoena is an absolutely beautiful property. We enjoyed the outside decks, the pool and the convenience of the location to stores and restaurants. Highly recommend!!

Maureen - USA

Vacancière - June 2019

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A place of pure beauty and serenity

This Villa is a place of pure beauty. My husband and I had been looking for some time for a Villa that fulfilled our criteria, which included ‘Must be of Belle Epoque vintage’. We had the best holiday ever here, relaxing in those beautiful surroundings of the wonderfully cared-for gardens and the fantastic views of the sea and mountains. We appreciated the care that had gone into creating a beautiful old atmosphere – – and the fact that it really felt like our home for those weeks. The gardeners were so very helpful and kept the garden well-watered and tended (beautiful blue agapanthus by the way – it was July and very, very hot!). I gather the garden has been kept to its original design/inspiration which I think is lovely. There was always somewhere shady to find to sit with a book and a drink and of course plenty of sunny spots. The pool was very welcome too. We loved the kitchen and the very ‘cool’ ice-machine! The décor was fabulous – tasteful and a bit decadent at the same time and the atmosphere was soothing and reassuringly old-school. We had such a relaxing time, it felt as if time had stood still for us and we really escaped the hustle and bustle of life.We did not want to leave! We hope to return again – it really is a special place, a real one-off treasure in a prime spot

July 2010 - UK

Avis Client / Customer Review

Others have already indicated how well the reality fits the description on the website. We spent April 2013 there with a combination of our children and grandchildren and all agreed it was fantastic location and very well appointed. We really enjoyed our time at the villa and felt some sadness at having to leave. Once our childrens’ families had left we remained for a further very relaxing 2 weeks Given various combination of families staying with us we used 3 of the 4 bedrooms including the garden room and found them all to be great. The recent renovations of the bathrooms has been well done. The owner Pascal is easy to deal with and  the caretakers were excellent and unobtrusive yet there when we needed them. While the late Spring meant we could not enjoy all of the facilities, such as the pool, we were pleased to watch the change in the garden over the 4 weeks we were there. We also enjoyed the walks on Mount Baron and once walked around to Villafranche for a lovely lunch. We would certainly recommend the villa to our friends and relatives. It really is well located and well appointed for a great time on the Riviera

Paul K - Mars 2013 - USA

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We have had the best vacation of all times. The house is unbelievably beautiful, and we treated it with respect. We spent a lot of time by the pool and barbecued in the sunset. The area is perfect for running and hiking, and Nice is an interesting city. We were seven persons all together, everybode loved the place, and we had an unforgettable week together.

Tone D - June 2014 - Denmark

Avis Client / Customer Review

High enough up Mount Boron to have fantastic views over the bay but close enough to the centre of Nice to walk down in half an hour – no need to have a hire car. Villa itself is very well equipped and ticked all our boxes for luxury. Pool was warm enough to use without heating (I believe you can ask for it to be heated though).

Paul- Oct 2015 - UK

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Highly Recommended!

This villa was exceptional. We have travelled all over Europe and it was the only place we rented that exceeded our expectations and was even more spectacular than the pictures depicted. The caretakers, Christian and his wife, were extraordinary and kept the house nice and clean and were always there to help when needed. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a place with easy access to the French Rivera.

Dan - Sept 2016 - USA

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We stayed at the villa in May 2017. The villa is beautiful with views of the sea. The location is perfect, as it is in a quiet section of Nice. The villa is clean with a large kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. The pool and gardens are peaceful. A private garage was available, which was a plus as we rented a car. We were able to walk down to the Promenade (40 minutes) and enjoyed the awesome view while exercising. We also used Ubers to get into town quickly to shop in the open air markets, dinners, etc. Day trips to Monaco and Eze Village were easy. My husband, an avid cyclist, arranged rides up into the hills with Azur Cycling Tours. The scenery was stunning. Would definitely recommend this villa!

 

Diane L - May 2017 - UK

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A week in Nice

We are a family of seven enjoying a week at the lovely Villa Dracoena placed near Cap du Nice. The location is perfect; quiet area but still very close to the city (5-10 min. by bus or Uber), close to the cliffs where we did some fantastic snorkling and close to Coco beach and close to the super market (3 min. walk). The house is spacious and there is a great pool area. Perfect stop for a family of 6-8 persons in Nice

 

Thomas A - July 2018 - UK

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Great location, beautiful views and fast communication. Some added bonuses were the local tips and arrangement of transportation to and from the airport as well as to some sightseeing locations.

 

 

Jasmin - Oct 2018 - USA

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Maison grande, belle et fonctionnelle, super jardin avec plein de recoins à découvrir, la vue des différentes terrasses est magnifique, nous avons passé 15 jours superbes dans un endroit très bien placé 😉

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Julie - Novembre 2020 - France

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Our summer delight
My family and I have spent three very happy and delightful summer holidays at Villa Dracoena and look forward to many more. Staying at the villa is a delight. The villa itself is beautiful and the large gardens are superb, Both the villa and the gardens are blessed with magnificant views and I truly mean magnificant views. As stated above we love the villa and the gardens but for us, what makes staying at Villa Dracoena really special are the people involved with it. The owner of the property really cares that your stay at the villa is an enjoyable one, and the caretakers who look after the Villa to the very hightest of standards, are so friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. My family and I look forward to our next stay at Villa Dracoena. It is always a delight

 

 

July 2008 - Ireland

Avis Client / Customer Review

My group of eight friends enjoyed our stay tremendously at Villa Dracoena in early June. From my initial emails to the owner Mr. Gautier, to our final checkout with the property manager, our stay was smooth, easy and incredibly relaxing. First, the practical information: we chose this location in the upscale Mount Boron neighborhood because we were not renting a car for the week and we needed to be able to access tourist destinations and amenities by foot. The biggest benefit is the villa’s proximity to a very nice Carrefour supermarket, which is just a five minute walk down a lovely set of semi-private steps. This made barbecuing, last-minute wine runs and gathering supplies for picnics very easy. The villa is also a ten minute walk to rocky Coco Beach. Please note the return walk is quite steep but it’s good exercise and the beach is beautiful and different from typical sandy beaches. Just across the street from the supermarket is the bus stop where you can catch affordable 1.50 euro buses to destinations like Monaco, Eze Village, Port St. Jean, and Old Nice/downtown. For the first half of our week we loved taking the bus, especially to Port St. Jean and Paloma Beach – so convenient and cheap! However halfway through the week the French rail operators went on strike, meaning every bus for the rest of the week was packed or delayed. We never made it to Monaco which was a big disappointment, but given how nice the rest of our trip was it didn’t matter. Other transit options are cabs (which were fairly responsive and reliable when called) and the Velo Bleu bike share about a 10 minute walk down the road.

The villa itself has loads of charm reflected throughout its eclectic yet chic furnishings. The first (street-level) floor has an open kitchen-dining-living room with two beautiful patios with incredible ocean views. Downstairs are three bedrooms with three recently remodeled bathrooms, one with a small washer/dryer. The fourth bedroom with en suite bath is accessible through a separate outdoor garden entrance. We initially feared that our friends staying in this room would feel separated from the rest of the group, but it was not an issue. We wholeheartedly would recommend this villa and hope to stay here again. The pool and beautiful gardens alone made it feel like we ad our own corner of paradise. Thank you to Mr. Gautier for his help in making our stay in Nice so pleasant and memorable.

 

Stephan B - June 2014 - USA

Avis Client / Customer Review

Terrific! Views, pool, grounds

Wonderful property for our family of eight (3 generations). Luxury villa with spectacular views, lovely grounds, heated pool. Quite secure in quiet upscale neighborhood. Very accommodating owner. Just a note- seniors, like me (72), should be aware that this is a hilly area so long walks were not for my wife and I, though all the others did well. I must give a big shout out to the wonderful Uber drivers in this area. They were prompt, their vehicles spotless and top of the line (we used Uber Van) and they will go far afield. This was the best Uber service we have experienced anywhere. All this made for a truly great holiday!

 

Michael - May 2017 - USA

Avis Client / Customer Review

 

J’ai passé un excellent séjour dans cette magnifique villa, tout est à proximité (plage, port de nice, ville, commerce…). Il y a une vue imprenable sur toute la promenade des anglais vraiment splendide. La maison est très propre vraiment luxueuse et très bien équipée, l’accueil a été chaleureux et nous avions eux toutes les adresses incontournables de Nice pour profiter au mieux de notre séjour. Je recommande vivement la villa dracoena

 

Sara B - Mai 2018 - France

Avis Client / Customer Review

Great villa, great location Perfectly equipped Extremely clean VERY picturesque Great sea view Nice garden Large (4 bedrooms in total) Supermarket is 2 minute walk Great both for romantic getaways as well as families Very close to major attractions and tourist points Thank you for all!

 

Galina - May 2018 - Russia

Avis Client / Customer Review

 

Wow. This home is the reason I try hard not to give 5 star reviews. It’s totally a 10. Location, beauty, cleanliness, the staff that manages it, their recommendations, the area. Flawless. I d never seen a historic home feel so modern and comfortable. Please note the 4th bedroom works more like a casita as it is not attached. Lots of walking trails with stairs that lead down to old Nice. Quite a trek up the hill once you get down though. Makes you feel less guilty for all of the delicious dinner options: Le Réserve and La Mayssa were incredible stops. The artwork in the house is also inspiring. I simply can’t wait to go back. I’m a little sad it’s all over. Until next time ♥️

 

Jennifer AH - Sept 2019 - USA

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22 Route Forestière du Mont-Boron, 06300 Nice, France

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Depuis l’aéroport en voiture, il faut prendre la promenade des Anglais pour se rendre au Port à d’extrême Est de Nice. La villa se trouve à 1,5 km du port de Nice en direction de Beaulieu et Villefranche-sur-Mer. Un garage sécurisé et de nombreux stationnements gratuits sont disponibles sur place.

Transports

Les arrêts de bus qui desservent de nombreuses destinations de Nice et de la Côte d’Azur sont situés à 100 mètres de la villa.

Sans voiture

Sans voiture, le tramway que vous prenez à la sortie du terminal d’arrivée de l’aéroport vous amène directement au port de Nice en 25 minutes. Vous devez prendre ensuite le bus numéro 100 au port de Nice pour vous rendre à la villa en 10 minutes (arrêt Maeterlinck).

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Les commerces et services essentiels sont accessibles en cinq minutes à pied depuis la villa, notamment un magasin Carrefour, une pharmacie et un médecin.

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La Villa Dracoena

22 Route Forestière du Mont-Boron, 06300 Nice, France

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contact@villadracoena.com
+33 6 09 16 57 35

From the airport

From the airport by car, take the Promenade des Anglais to get to the Port in the far east of Nice. The villa is 1.5 km from the port of Nice towards Beaulieu and Villefranche-sur-Mer. A secure garage and many free parking spaces are available on site.

Transports

The bus stops which serve many destinations of Nice and the French Riviera are located 100 meters from the villa.

Without car

Without a car, the tramway at the exit of the airport arrival terminal will take you directly to the port of Nice in 25 minutes. You must then take bus number 100 to the port of Nice to get to the villa in 10 minutes (Maeterlinck stop).

Practical information

The essential shops and services are accessible in five minutes on foot from the villa, including a Carrefour store, a pharmacy and a doctor.

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