When travelling with children it can be hard to find the perfect place to stay. Options are especially limited when booking hotels; if your family consists of young children then without question you will want them to be in the same suite as you, however this can often lead to cramped rooms and sleepless nights all round. Then, if they are old enough to stay in a room on their own, this separation can make the family feel disjointed. Yet there are some amazing luxury options out there for those willing to look outside of the traditional hotel accommodation. Here we bring you our picks of the best luxury child friendly villas in the South of France, perfect for every style of vacation. An incredible holiday for all ages? Check!.
The Multi-Family Trip
What’s the best thing to entertain kids? Other kids. That’s why many friends choose to combine their family holidays, meaning more adult relaxation time as the children amuse themselves. Picture yourself in ultimate tranquility, reclining by the pool, catching up with friends and sleep and even sipping on a cocktail as youngsters run free, delighted for this opportunity to play independently yet safely contained in the villas grounds. The one struggle can be finding somewhere big enough to happily house multiple families. However, there are some magnificent kid friendly rental properties on the French Riviera, especially in the beautiful region of Cap Martin.
Take for example Villa Crocus, a collection of four lavish houses with a total of 12 spacious bedrooms between them, situated in a luxurious expanse of garden. Each large villa is decorated to a high-standard and has stunning views overlooking Monaco, meaning no fighting over who gets which house. Kids will love the large heated swimming pool with accompanying pool house and jacuzzi, whilst its 10-car capacity garage allows for all the vehicles needed for a multi-family holiday. And, if sandcastle-building calls, there is a charming beach within easy walking distance. Lastly, for the adults, the villa’s extensive wine cellar will provide the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. This extravagant Côte d’Azur rental certainly doesn’t skip out on any indulgences.
Alternatively, some families like their holidays to be just as action-packed as their everyday lives – but will an added sprinkle of luxury, of course. Whether you are planning a full day at the beach, trying out the latest watersports and sampling all the local delicacies, or making a trip to the nearest city to take in some culture, you are always on the move and need a base that can accommodate that. And if you and your family have your own surfboards/boogie-boards, these will need to be found a suitable home too. In situations like this, a luxury kid friendly house is really the only option to enjoy a wonderfully active South of France vacation.
Places like Villefranche-Sur-Mer have rental properties offering all the space you could need, whilst being in a prime location for both beach and city. We were particularly impressed by Villa Sunflower, offering a heated swimming pool, barbecue and even a fish pond in its grounds that children will adore. Only a quick stroll from Villefranche-Sur-Mer’s town centre and beach and within driving distance of glamorous Monaco, the options for how you spend your precious holiday are limitless.
Then again, some children love to swim so much that family holidays revolve around proximity to the water. Multiple trips to the beach are a necessity, but this can be a stressful affair involving packing up everything you could possibly need for the day, and almost
inevitably forgetting something. Imagine if going to the seaside was as easy as taking a few steps out of your accommodation, down your very own direct path to the shore.
Luxury villas on the Cote d’Azur are able to provide this and more. One property that caught our attention is Cap Ferrat’s 6-bedroom Villa Aster, a beautiful property offering a direct-access beach passage and large infinity swimming pool with views over the sparkling turquoise sea below. If you ever manage to drag your kids out of the water, they will also enjoy playing in its vast gardens, teeming with beautiful plants and flowers. Then, for the grownups, there is a delightful sauna, providing an authentic spa experience for ultimate relaxation. Stay less than 2 minutes away from the water, whilst in the heart of the vibrant French Riviera, and avoid beach-trip-stress.