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2020-06-17
A Guide To Booking Holiday Villas In The South Of France
If you’re looking to book your next vacation, then why not consider renting a luxury villa in the heart of the French Riviera? One of the world’s most elegant destinations, the French Riviera is a world-renowned sun-drenched locale. If you want to find out how to book holiday villas in the south of France then read on to discover everything you need to know.

The 5 steps to booking holidays villas in the south of France

1 – Choose your destination

The stunning French Riviera coastline spans some 550 miles. Dotted with quaint villages and towns, each locale is a destination unto itself. Whether you seek a quiet spot away from the madding crowds, such as at Cap Ferrat, or wish to be in the centre of all in the action, such as in St Tropez, understanding the type of vacation experience you desire will help you pick the perfect location.
Also worth considering is how close you wish to be to certain amenities and attractions. Some people wish to book holiday villas near Nice Airport, cutting down on their travel time, while others seek to be near destinations such as Monaco, where a plethora of award-winning restaurants and luxury boutiques await. All of our villas between Cap Antibes and Cap Martin are under a 30-minute drive to Nice Airport.
Other factors include whether you wish to be close to a beach or leisure facilities such as golf, tennis, or polo. For example, Cap Martin is the ideal destination for those who enjoy both tennis and golf as the Monte Carlo Country Club and Monte-Carlo Golf Club are all nearby. Other considerations include whether you wish to book a holiday villa with sea views.
Before you book a holiday villa in the South of France make sure to list your requirements with your agent and they will be able to suggest the ideal villa to suit your needs.

2 – Start your research early

Villas in the south of France are in high demand, especially during high season. The best villas are usually booked months in advance, so start your research at least 6-9 months before the dates you want to book a holiday villa for. During off-season (September to May) there is less demand, so you can often book a holiday villa of your choice with much less notice.

3 – Short-list your villas in the south of France

Once you have made a decision on exactly where you want to book a holiday villa in the south of France make a short-list of all your favourite villas that match your requirements. Our agents will then be able to negotiate the best rates for you. Even better, you can enjoy a villa viewing to ensure it perfectly matches your needs. Alternatively, we can arrange a video call where we will be able to show you around the villa virtually.

4 – Make sure you understand the booking terms

To ensure a seamless transaction, make sure you understand all the terms and conditions of booking a holiday villa in the south of France. For example, some of the key things you will want to check are:
  • How much is the refundable guarantee deposit?
  • Is there maid service included?
  • Are utility charges included, such as water and electricity?
  • Do you need extra items, such as cots and highchairs for children? Are these included, or is there an extra fee?

5 – Sign an agreement and finalise your travel plans

Once you are ready to book a holiday villa in the south of France you will need to sign an agreement, which is when the first payment is required. The balance payment is required two months before arrival. At this stage it’s a good idea to make sure you have travel insurance in place. You will also want to discuss with your agent whether you need any staff, such as a maid, butler, chef, bodyguard, or driver, all of which we can arrange.
Finally, book your plane tickets and let us know your travel plans. We will be able to assist you with organising car or helicopter transfers from and to the airport, ensuring a seamless and worry-free travel experience.
Once all of the above is complete, the only thing left to do is to enjoy your holiday in your luxury villa in the south of France!