Independent Guest Reviews


Guest Reviews (as placed on TripAdvisor, HomeAway, Owners Direct, other websites and by email) are all shown below. Listed in order of receipt, starting with the most recent.  The 'Residence du Jardin' and 'Luxury Pool Apartment' are one and the same! 



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TripAdvisor ***** Review

"Best Villa Ever"

The villa was perfect in every way. Wonderfully equiped with a marvelous pool. All the bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect. A 20 minute walk to st paul and easy driving elsewhere.
Very clean and the owner most helpful in all ways.
Just a perfect place for a vacation.

Andi, Palm Desert, California, USA, 

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TripAdvisor ***** Review

"Stunning Villa St Paul de Vence"

Our family have just spent a wonderful weeks holiday at the beautiful Villa Seburga close to the ramparts of the lovely Historic town St Paul de Vence
The villa is in a stunning location with glorious views over the valley out towards the coastal resort of Cagnes sur Mer!
When we arrived by car we were met by the owners who kindly spent time showing us around and explaining everything we needed to know regards the villa during our stay.
Everything is thought of in this five star property for a memorable stay.
It has a stunning infinity pool with amazing views which we all enjoyed swimming in. It is heated and the temperature was perfect!
The villa is very spacious with plenty of space mid level and lower level for alfresco dining.
The bedrooms are spacious and are very comfortable bedrooms with very comfortable beds and quality bed linen. The bathrooms are up to date and luxurious!
Our family of eleven which span three generations all enjoyed our time spent at the villa and visiting the surrounding area.
What more can I say that without hesitation we all highly recommend Villa Seburga!
Hope to one day to return again!

Angela, Canterbury, UK, 

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Comments received by emails

We had simply the best week in Villa Seburga. The house, and of course the pool, were just perfect for us all with very happy children and lots of evenings spent admiring the beautiful view from your terrace. We swam every day and ate every meal outside so it couldn’t have been better. I’m afraid we have returned home to rain but are full of lovely memories from our glorious week together.

H & P, North Yorkshire, UK, 

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Comments received by email

Returning Guests
Now that we are on the eve of our wonderful holiday, I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and Denise for allowing us to rent your amazing Villa Seburga. Everyone has had a really great time and there is a little feeling of sadness in the air this afternoon because this is our last day!! ...We had a most wonderful time at Villa Seburga and, as everyone said at our supper on the final evening, you can't help but totally 'switch off' and relax in such a beautiful environment!

Colonel MS, Hampshire, U.K., 

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Comments received by email

...had a fabulous time...still holding on to our holiday memories!

Mrs Kate P, Kings Hill, Kent, U.K., 

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Comments received by email

...thanks so much it's been a wonderful week! ...what a lucky bunch we were (to spend) a few days in your lovely setting.

Sarah R, Hertford, U.K., 

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Comments received by email

We're having a great time - everyone in the party loves the Villa, the pool has been very well used and the view is a constant inspiration. Thanks again for making our stay at Villa Seburga so relaxing.

Andrew & Tina S, Kent, UK, 

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Comments received by email

Returning Guests
Thanks you once again for letting us stay in your lovely villa, once again everyone really enjoyed their stay. In particular, thank you for the upgrades to the small room on the ground floor, the girls staying there really appreciated it. We look forward to our next visit.

(Previous review 15 June 2015)

Andy Waugh, Edinburgh, UK, 

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Comments received by email

We had a terrific time and the house was ideal.

Christine C, Sydney, Australia, 

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TripAdvisor ***** Review

“Outstanding luxury villa - we will be back!”

Having spent hours researching appropriate villas in the South of France for our extended family of ten we plumped for Villa Seburga - we were not disappointed! Our experience started after contacting the owner Michael - he responded by return with a detailed plan and description of the villa, room by room, and was most patient in answering all our questions. The scene was set and, as August approached, our excitement levels began to rise!

After a great journey down to Saint Paul - some by car and others by air into Nice - we arrived at the villa around 5pm and were met by the lovely Marzenna and her English husband Jerry. The gardens, pool and house were immaculate and exceeded our expectations. There followed supper at La Terrasse sur Saint Paul, recommended to us by Michael, within walking distance of the villa - excellent food and our holiday had begun.

The villa is extremely well appointed; beautifully and tastefully furnished; and extremely well equipped - the bathroom essentials were a very nice touch, as was the bottle of champagne in the fridge and the bunch of roses. Air conditioned throughout it was a real sanctuary for the non sun worshippers and made sleeping at night easy. However, the highlight had to be the heated infinity pool and terrace area. The diving board was a huge hit and the children perfected their diving skills - the end of the holiday diving competition was fierce! We look forward to the new water slide when we return!

Day to day living was easy, with E.Leclerc and a patisserie within a short drive. For those wishing to go further afield, Monaco and Nice are great trips out.

As we left on the final morning our grandson Charlie said: "that was my perfect holiday" and from a very cool 11 year old boy, that is accolade indeed!

Col. MS, Hampshire, UK, 

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TripAdvisor ***** Review

“Exquisite South of France Vacation”
We stayed at Villa Seburga from July 30-August 20, 2016.
It was two vacations in one! The first part was with our children and grandchildren and the second part was with good friends.
It was perfect for both groups. A sprawling, comfortable villa and roomy enough for all of us! 9-11 people all fit without any crowding.
The views were amazing from almost anywhere in the villa. We spent most of our time in and around the exquisite pool/pool area. There were comfortable lounges and floats and other pool toys for the children. Everyone adored the large infinity pool! Velvety warm water overlooking magnificent land and sea views.
We had breakfast, lunch and dinners in the villa and the fully equipped kitchens were a pleasure to cook in as well as the charcoal grill poolside. We shopped at a large nearby market and local farmers markets.
The bedrooms were large with en suite bathrooms and very comfortable beds.
Our master bedroom/bathroom was a true haven with dreamlike views. The weather was lovely but the air conditioning was great for the couple of humid nights we had.
We walked to Saint Paul de Vence many times which allowed us to eat all the fresh delicious cuisine the area offers. We drove to a number of surrounding towns for visits and beach days and excellent dinners! Oh, the boulangeries and patisseries! We loved the nearby Macht Foundation and Matisse Chapel. We enjoyed Vence, Saint Paul de Vence, Nice, Grasse, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Antibes, Villefranche and the list goes on. Great location from which to drive and train everywhere! And then we got to come home to our gorgeous, fun and easy living villa!
Our lovely, warm and hardworking housekeeper, Marzenna, kept things in tip top shape 2x a week and there was washer and dryer and racks to hang wet swimsuits. Beautiful spacious main floor living and dining room and large terraces for outdoor dining. Tons of movies to watch and many books to read. Everything anyone can need for a perfect stay.
Thank you Michael and Denise-we truly wish to return and do it all over again!

Penelope & family, New York, 

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Comments received by email

We had a wonderful week at Villa Seburga and we were all very sad to be leaving. We certainly do hope to return to the Villa one day soon. I will be in touch.
Thank you again for letting us share your slice of paradise.

HS, Twickenham, UK, 

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TripAdvisor ***** Review

(English Translation) "Mediterranean luxury"
Seburga Villa is a luxury residence located in the lush hills of St-Paul-de-Vence and within walking distance of the old fortified village. The residence offers unparalleled comfort and all the necessary equipment (including cooker, microwave, dishwasher, BBQ and laundry room) made us feel at home during our stay. The villa is well appointed and tastefully decorated. The residence of the garden on the ground level offers two large functional bedrooms with respective bathrooms, ideal for a family or a couple of friends who want to share a good time in a beautiful environment. The property offers spectacular views from the master bedroom and huge terrace with stunning infinity pool. It is the ideal place to relax, unwind and rest between excursions on the French Riviera, Monaco, St. Tropez as well as Aix, Grasse, Antibes, Cannes and Nice. In addition to close proximity to St-Paul-de-Vence, nearby there is also a splendid shopping mall (Polygon), excellent restaurants (for all budgets ...) and grocery stores (E. Leclerc). The owners are friendly and extremely helpful. The housekeeper is effective, discreet and pleasant. Villa Seburga is a superb residence for holidays on the Riviera!

(Original Review in French) "Luxe méditerranéen"
La Villa Seburga est une luxueuse résidence située dans les collines luxuriantes de St-Paul-de-Vence et à distance de marche du vieux village fortifié. La résidence offre un confort inégalable et tout les équipements nécessaires (incluant cuisinière, microondes, lave-vaisselles, BBQ et salle de lavage) pour se sentir chez soi pendant notre séjour. La villa est bien aménagée et décorée avec goût. La résidence du jardin du 1er niveau, avec deux grandes chambres fonctionnels avec salle de bain respectives, est idéale pour une famille ou un couple d'amis qui désirent partager un bon moment dans un environnement magnifique. La propriété offre une vue spectaculaire de la chambre principale et de la gigantesque terrasse avec superbe piscine à débordement. C'est l'endroit idéal pour relaxer, décompresser et se reposer entre les excursions sur la côte d'azur, de Monaco, à Saint-Tropez en passant pas Aix, Grasse, Antibes, Cannes et Nice. En plus de St-Paul-de-Vence à proximité, l'on trouve tout près également un splendide centre commercial (Polygone), d'excellents restaurants (pour tout les budgets...) et des épiceries (E. Leclerc). Les propriétaires sont sympathiques et extrêmement serviables. La gouvernante qui pendant la semaine, est efficace, discrète et agréable. La Villa Seburga est une superbe résidence pour les vacances sur la côte d'azur!

France & Martin, Boucherville, Canada, 

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Comments received by email

"Thank you!"
An enormous "thank you" is just not big enough to express how impressed we all were with your beautiful (comfortable, stylish, immaculately equipped and maintained) villa, your devoted attention to detail, your provision of aids for every need, and the wonderful Marzenna and her family team.
We had a sample of all weathers from rain (and even storms) to calm sunshine and intense heat, which was all great. We managed to bring the awnings in when it rained, though one sudden storm seemed to throw down buckets within seconds before we could react so I hope they're okay!
As an art-loving family the location couldn't have been better for us. We considered attempting to climb over the back wall to the Fondation (only joking) but instead drove round, and I fulfilled my ambition to visit the gallery.
The second kitchen was a blessing in catering for my highly allergic son whose food could be kept away from the others.
Of course we none of us wanted to leave to come home. Such a palace and such a haven. (And such a gorgeous part of the world).
I very much hope we'll be able to return one day if you would ever have us back…
Warm wishes and many thanks again.

CH, London, UK, 

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TripAdvisor ***** Review

"Outstanding"
Three generations of my family spent a glorious week in Villa Seburga. We all agreed it was the best holiday ever. The villa was luxurious and catered for everything we needed to make our holiday very special. Location was superb and the accommodation was perfect for 8 adults and 2 four year olds. We have spent many holidays in this area and did not feel the need to go travelling. It would have been hard to tear ourselves away from the superb infinity pool and numerous sunny terraces. It is going to be very hard to find our next holiday property after staying here. The bar has been set very high. We received the warmest of welcomes from Marzenna and Gerry and nothing was too much trouble for them. I cannot recommend this villa highly enough. It is just perfect.

GlasgowPopy, Glasgow, UK, 

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TripAdvisor ***** Review

"One of the Best Villas and Locations in the South of France"
We have just returned to UK after one week in Villa Seburga having taken the whole premises. We were 10 adult friends and had planned to breakfast on coffee and patisseries and eat out in the evenings. However, the villa is in such a stunning location and the pool is so inviting that we changed our eating plans and enjoyed salads and BBQs by the pool or on the mid-level terrace most lunch times and evenings.
This is a brilliantly planned and presented villa with stunning views over Cote D'Azure and out to Cap Antibes. In addition, every last little detail has been thought of from I-pod docking stations to orange squeezers and BBQ charcoal to Nespresso coffee pods! Well worth a visit although I am loath to recommend it since it might be booked up the next time we want to visit!
Michael, the owner, could not have been more helpful prior to booking. He sent a full description of the facilities, rooms, layout and other details of the local amenities so that it made our holiday planning and booking very easy. Also a big thank you to Marzenna and Jerry for looking after the villa during our stay and for the lovely welcome we got from Marzenna on arrival.

Andy Waugh, Edinburgh, UK, 

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TripAdvisor ***** Review

Thank you Denise and Michael for the use of your beautiful home. It was more than we hoped for...more than the pictures ever lead us to expect!

The amenities (from knowing we would not run out of toilet paper, dish soap, the water toys, towels, bedding, IPod speakers, and on and on) were so much more than we have ever had at any other rental. How clean everything was was a treat.

It was in the perfect place for our 3 generations to visit this wonderful area of France and have a quiet calm place to return to each day to relax.

Jacqui, the chef, cooked 6 dinners for us in the villa. Each meal was perfect!! All of what Jacqui made was perfectly cooked. Each meal had either a salad or vegetable or both.

Every one of us thought each meal was fantastic. We oohed and aahed over each dish. So 7 people liked each and every dish!!

Even though we ate more than we should because it was so good there were always left overs for use at breakfast (i.e potatoes) and/or lunch so each meal went for several meals.

We enjoyed talking with Jacqui. She was fun to be around. I think she would have stayed in the background but that was not what we wanted. She served and presented the meals in a pleasing manner.

It turned out that each meal averaged about 200 euros which included 7 hours of time (shopping, prep, cook, serve and clean) and the ingredients. The ingredients included yummy chicken, beautiful salmon, a beautiful braised beef, etc. This did not include the wine which we bought and found for very little compared to California wines. For our group, this was still less than we paid out at any restaurant.

And to be able to enjoy the great meals in your lovely house was more than worth it to all of us!!

We would definitely use her again and recommend her.

Again thank you so much for the use of your wonderful home.

C, G & Family, California, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

What a wonderful experience! This property is truly 5 star luxury in every respect. Nestled in the hills above Nice, within walking distance (albeit a bit steep in places if you decide to walk) of the lovely village of St Paul de Vence, this remarkable villa has everything that the discerning traveller could possibly want. The owners (Michael and Denise) are such lovely, hospitable people and provide everything you could want for when travelling. Very few villas in our experience have such luxurious fittings and provisions; no need to provide toiletries, dishwashing/laundry detergent, it is all provided; and a housekeeper comes in twice a week to do the cleaning. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need, spotlessly clean with Miele appliances and Portmeirion crockery. If you don’t want to eat in, there is an excellent restaurant (l’Olivier Rouge) on the corner of the main road up to the villa; or in the village close by. The private heated infinity–edge swimming pool is just superb, the view across the valley is remarkable and the gardens are beautiful. We had a lovely week here and were very sad to leave. You just do not normally find this high standard of luxury in a rented villa; it was more like being in a 5 star resort but in a private and peaceful villa. Highly recommended for a lovely holiday.

Stewart & Susan, Melbourne Australia, 

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Posted directly to this Website by Guests

We had a wonderful week of luxury at Residence Du Jardin. The apartment; the pool and the views were all perfect - as were our charming hosts: Denise and Michael.

Jackie Almond, Norfolk, 

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Comments received by email

We are having a wonderful week. We all love it here. Thank you both so much for sharing your lovely home with us. Saturday is coming too quickly and it will be hard to leave.

JY, British Columbia, Canada, 

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Comments received by email

It is our last day and I’ve had a sense of dread all day about leaving tomorrow morning. We’ve had such a lovely time and the last week the weather was just wonderful. We have spent most of our time around the pool area and in the pool and our 18 month old son just loved swimming (with floaties) and does so by himself now.

We all thank you and your family for allowing us the use of your lovely home.

W & J, Australia & Monaco, 

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Review placed on Pure France website

"We and our guests had a wonderful holiday. The villa was perfect, beautiful and in a great place and the owner and their representatives were extremely helpful. 100% good. Sorry we’re not still there!"

R Burdett, London, 

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Comments received by email

We are more than happy here at your beautiful home. It is a wonderful place, best we've stayed at. We all arrived frustrated and exhausted. But your home is a hit with all and the glorious pool, sun and view, as well as the home comforts of this lovely villa have washed all that away. I'm sure we'll want to come again.

RB, London NW, 

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TripAdvisor ***** Review

Thank you, from all of us, for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We’ve been to the South of France many times, but the children voted this visit their best holiday ever! We had such a lovely time.
Thank you, too, for all the extras you left – hugely appreciated, especially the Champagne which was delicious, and much enjoyed. Marzenna was quite wonderful, too - I could easily have wrapped her up and brought her home with me, if I didn’t think she’d miss being on the Cote d’Azur ...
It’s hard to think how such perfection could be improved – you really have thought of everything. It made our holiday SO pleasant, and so easy to settle into new surroundings quickly. We’ve come home feeling fit and well, and slightly unsettled as we know where we’d rather be.
Thank you so much, Michael, for everything.

S & F, Farnham, UK, 

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Comments received by email

Trip and house have been great. Really magical time. Thanks again and great memories were made in St. Paul!

J & C, Austin, Texas, 

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Returning Guests
We are at the airport now. We had another wonderful stay chez Brocklehurst. Thanks!

CB, San Diego, California, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

We spent 10 days here during late May and loved it. Unlike some rentals what you see in the pictures is what you get, and more. We were impressed with the finishing touches Michael and Denise added, large bottles of L'Occitane toiletries in the bathrooms, A bottle of French bubbles in the fridge along with some basics, condiments in the kitchen, books and DVD's, wooden coat hangers, blankets to put round the shoulders on chilly evenings.
The kitchen was well equipped, nice crockery and cutlery, pots and pans, excellent appliances, Miele fridge and dishwasher plus the washing machine and dryer in the garage.
The towels were large and fluffy, pool towels are supplied, plenty of outdoor furniture on which to relax.
The internet worked well, Michael has added a booster for good reception outside.
Having secure parking on the property was a bonus, we felt safe and secure and in fact didn't really feel the need to leave at all. Relaxing around the fabulous pool was the order of the day.
Michael and Denise were in residence upstairs, they were very helpful without being intrusive, we spent some fun times together. Denise was kind enough to drive me to her hairdresser.
Thanks to you both for a memorable time, you are great hosts, I am now drinking much nicer rose'! We will return to our sanctuary at St Paul. Big hugs xx

B & L, New South Wales, Australia, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

(English Translation) "Wonderful location with style and feel-good factor!"
The property description was accurate, without any exaggeration. We enjoyed our stay; there was nothing we missed. The house is equipped with high quality items, clean and tastefully decorated. Very comfortable and relaxing. A car is useful to explore the surrounding area - especially for older people! The owners are extremely helpful and discreet. We will be back!

(Original Review in German) “Wunderbare Location mit Stil und Wohlfühlcharakter!”
Die Beschreibung stimmt und übertreibt nicht. Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen und es hat an nichts gefehlt. Das Haus ist hochwertig ausgestattet, sauber und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Man fühlt sich einfach wohl und kann gut entspannen. Um die Umgebung zu erkunden ist ein Auto sehr hilfreich und gerade für ältere Personen zu empfehlen! Die Besitzer sind äußerst hilfsbereit und halten sich vornehm im Hintergrund. Wir kommen gerne wieder!

Albrecht, Munich, Germany, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

Absolutely stunning property and location!
The first thing we noticed when we arrived is that the photos we had seen did not do the villa justice. It is far far better.......
The property is beautiful and maintained to a very high standard inside and out. The heated infinity pool is fabulous with panoramic views down the valley to the Cote D'Azur!
We enjoyed the most relaxing surroundings and with St Paul de Vence on your doorstep you have a very good selection of excellent restaurants to choose from!
We would have no hesitation in recommending this property. It is just simply the best!

Aberdeen, UK, 

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Comments received by email

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your gorgeous Villa Seburga! You both made our stay very special and thank you so much for that. The whole experience was fantastic!

Aberdeen, UK, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

To start at the beginning: prior to arriving at the villa the owner, MIchael, was exceptionally helpful, advising on how the guests could best be accommodated. For example, I took my 6 year old grandson and Michael gave useful suggestions on space / lay out of the rooms - how to best to fit in the child bed. I also had an unusual request as two of my children (adults, in their twenties) were leaving part way through week 2, to be replaced with some old friends of mine. He arranged for an extra change of bed linen and extra cleaning so the rooms were fresh. In the event, too, all four bedrooms were absolutely super, all en suite with lovely furnishings and fittings. The art work both in the house and round the pool (statues) was lovely. Everything, right down to the kitchen chinaware, was top quality. There was plenty of everything you might need, plates, glasses, and so forth. The fridge and dishwasher were efficient; there was plenty of cupboard space and storage space . We had access to a large walk in cupboard with useful items (e.g. Nespresso coffee pods!). The generosity was unparalleled in my experience - there was even a chilled bottle of champagne awaiting us on our arrival, All aspects of the organisation were efficient. The owner, Michael, emailed to ensure we had all necessary information (e.g. maps on how to get there; details about locks / keys). He told us about how we would be well looked after (Marzenna and Jerry being there to greet us on arrival; Marzenna cleaning on certain days; the gardener visiting; the weekly visit from the pool man). The place was kept scrupulously clean and nothing was too much trouble. However, aside from such practical details, the main thing for us all was the beauty of the villa and surroundings, the ambiance, the good feelings that were engendered. You have so many choices - you can have a tranquil time (two large terraces and in the heated pool) or you can chose to walk into the medieval village St Paul de Vence; or some days use the place as a base for easy travel to Nice or Cannes or other local towns. To note, Vence was only a 10 minute drive and also lovely. I have stayed in rented villas on many occasions, but I have to say this one beats them all. I highly recommend it; you will not be disappointed.

Dr A, Wigan, UK, 

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Comments received by email

All of us were thrilled with the holiday. People could not believe it when they got there. The photos are good but the reality is even better. It was exactly what I had wanted as a base to celebrate my birthday.

Dr. A, Wigan, UK, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

Villa Seburga is an extremely comfortable and well-appointed property. It is a luxurious home-from-home in a beautiful location. The property is designed to make the most of the spectacular views, and we certainly spent much of our time sitting on the terrace or by the lovely infinity pool. It is ideally placed for trips to the countryside (including the mountains) and the coast. St Paul de Vence is a charming little town, with plenty of good restaurants, and nearby Vence is also very interesting. We spent four very happy weeks in the villa (along with family and friends) and the entire experience more than met our expectations. The owners were extremely helpful, and the staff - the housekeeper who comes twice a week, the gardeners and the pool men - were all efficient, unobtrusive, helpful and pleasant. This is a really wonderful holiday home!

Grange123, Singapore, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

We experienced a wonderful week holidaying at Residence du Jardin.
The owners, Michael and Denise, met us on our arrival and explained all that we needed to know for our week's stay. They are a lovely couple and their kindness throughout the week was an extra bonus.
The main bedroom was more like a suite, large, airy and very comfortable and we found the heated infinity pool a joy to swim in. The view from the pool and terrace of the surrounding villages extending down to the Mediterranean was delightful and our week comprised of swimming, reading, relaxing and local sightseeing in Saint-Paul-De-Vence.
We chose to eat out once at a lovely restaurant called La Vieux Moulin. It was a birthday celebration and proved an excellent choice. Otherwise the Villa and grounds created a haven of pure relaxation that we were reluctant to leave.

SD, United Kingdom, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

We were so lucky to stay at Residence du Jardin - Villa Seburga from 14.06-13 to 24.06.13. Everything was just perfect. When we arrived we had a very warm welcome from the owners Michael and Denise Brocklehurst who know how to treat their guests in a very nice and discreet way. The property is wonderful and everything is very clean and nice and "the pool" ...lovely!!! We are now back In Denmark and planning our next stay in Residence du Jardin - Villa Seburga.

VO, Denmark, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

My husband, two toddlers, and our nanny are just back from our stay at Villa Seburga for 11 days. To say simply that we had a wonderful stay is an understatement. I promised the incredible owners that I would not delay to add another excellent review to Trip Advisor.
Our excellent experience with this rental property began as I was conducting my initial search. The owner, Michael, was very responsive and answered all of my questions quickly and thoroughly, as well as to my criteria for a property. We visit the region every other year or more and know the area well. We knew exactly where we wanted to stay so then it came down to amenities. However, I quickly also valued the communication with the owner because we had a negative experience last time we rented a house in the area (but that time through VRBO). It came down to between this property and another similar one. I liked that I wasn't dealing with a management company and I valued the other reviews. It feels a little crazy to pay a large deposit and ultimately in full for a property you have never seen in person, but I had a good feeling from my correspondence with Michael and we decided to book.
Between booking and our arrival a few months later, I corresponded with Michael a few times on some details. My husband wished to be able to watch French TV in the master bedroom. Not only did Michael promise to move the TV and receiver from one of the other rooms, but he sent a full list of the available channels and a photo of the TV now in the bedroom. WoW!! I also asked about the types of draperies in the secondary bedrooms, as we have two toddlers who nap and go to sleep while it is still light out. In addition to describing each bedroom in accurate detail, Michael helped connect me with a local company that rents and delivers baby items like cribs and highchairs. He was better than any concierge at a 5 star resort!
Michael and his wife, Denise, met us in person the day we arrived and gave us a tour of the property and amenities. We felt welcomed into someone's home, rather than just a cold arrival at an unfamiliar place. They even left us a bottle of champagne to enjoy! More than the champagne, however, I have to say what I appreciated most is that they left various household items for our use like hand soap, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and most appreciated, Nespresso pods! This is nice especially when paying several thousand Euros a week to rent a property. The last time we rented a house, we arrived to find not even toilet paper. That was also a primary residence so it was obvious the owners had removed and stored everything before our arrival. It's not enjoyable to arrive especially after an international flight and have to go to the grocery store immediately to buy basic items in larger quantities than you will ever use during your stay, before you can do so much as use the toilet! Thank you, Michael and Denise, for this particular welcome!
The other highlight of Villa Seburga was the wonderful housekeeper, Marzenna. What a warm smile and helpful welcome we received from her! She was paid to come two days a week, but we also paid her separately to come an additional two days to help when we had some friends over for lunch. She was also nice enough to bring fresh bread each day that she came and even helped me get some flour one day from a neighbor for a recipe when I realized I had bought a bag of sugar. She was sweet with our children and was available to help with anything we might have questions about.
Michael was also in touch with us while we were there. Sometimes when something goes wrong, the way it is resolved says even more about service than if everything had been perfect. One day we realized that there was a large amount of shower water draining improperly from the garage. Marzenna contacted Michael, cleaned it up, and contacted a plumber. She met the plumber at the property, who we did not even have to meet. It turned out to be due to some previous renters who had abused the pipes and flushed large items. It was not a major inconvenience to us, but Marzenna and Michael were so nice about it and anyway resolved it quickly.
The property was very clean upon our arrival and Marzenna kept it that way during our stay. I never had to specifically ask her to clean anything, change bed linens, or towels. Marzenna even offered to put out the pool furniture cushions one day while we were out enjoying the pool.
We all slept so well and were so comfortable at Villa Seburga. The owners even have a thoroughly informative notebook with photos as well as user manuals preempting questions and proving a wealth of information.
I could say so much more, but this review is already too long! We were there with our nanny and 2 toddlers. It was a good fit for us because our children are well-mannered and accustomed to delicate items, but I wouldn't say the house is child-friendly for the average child because of all the stairs, the unfenced pool, and the nice furniture and art. Indeed, I would not recommend this property to just anyone. I think many people abuse a rental property as they do hotel rooms so I hope those people will stay elsewhere and leave Villa Seburga for those of us whom will appreciate its nice furnishings and overall beauty!
We will definitely be back!

CB, San Diego, California, 

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We enjoyed our stay at Villa Seburga – the pool is the best we have come across in the south of France. Marzenna and Jerry were very welcoming and accommodating on our arrival by allowing us to unload the car whilst they were still preparing the house. It makes such a difference to be able to get properly settled on the day of arrival and not have to go shopping on the Sunday. Much appreciated, thank you.

Wimbledon, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

Beautiful house situated in a calm area with magnificent views. Close to Nice airport, St Paul-de-Vence, Vence and other interesting places. Great secluded pool area and all amenities catered for. If you want anything better you need to rent a palace.

ThomasP, Stockholm, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

We arrived to a warm welcome from Marzenna and Jerry who look after the property. There was a lovely treat of champagne awaiting us in the Fridge, a perfect way to start the holiday.

We were looking for a private, peaceful, secure, luxurious family sized villa and this ticked all the boxes. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

This was our first time staying in the south of France and we were a little apprehensive how we were going to keep our three teenage children amused for two weeks. We need not have worried between the piano, table tennis, large swimming pool (and spring board!) iPod docking stations, TV and wifi we hardly had to leave the beautiful villa. In fact most evenings they wanted to stay in!

We made good use of the BBQ and there is a very good selection of kitchen equipment which made cooking there was a pleasure, especially when you eat alfresco on the terrace with the most wonderful views. The villa was kept clean by the lovely Marzenna, who is very discreet; you don’t notice she is there. Any queries we had were quickly answered and the villa owners are very pleasant and will go the extra mile to help.

Some tips

The villa is situated in a first-rate location with the main town about a ten minute walk away, with lots of lovely restaurants and I would advise booking. There is a supermarket about a ten minute drive away and a wonderful bakery! Nice was about 15 minutes, Monaco/Cannes 40 minutes.

You are provided with towels to use by the pool. The showers have great water pressure. There is a washing machine to use if you need one. There is a nespresso machine.

This holiday was one of the most stress free holidays we have had and we will return!

(Owners Note: Thanks for booking to return again the following year!)

MsP, UK, 

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TripAdvisor*****Review

Infinity Pool to die for!

We decided to pamper ourselves by booking this very special luxury villa. We were not disappointed!

Everything we had hoped for was there - from the beautiful bathrooms with jacuzzi, the elegant dining areas to the convenience of a second kitchen at pool level. We ate al fresco on most days.

The highlight of our stay was the infinity pool. The pool was heated, which made it possible for us to swim in the evenings, watching the sunset over St Paul de Vence and the Mediterranean. This made up for the unseasonably low temperature in May.

This is a very special villa with many personal touches.

DorothyN, UK, 

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Comments received by email

I keep bemoaning the fact I don't have an infinity pool (either at work or at home!) and making everyone fed up with me going on! I think it is the first time I have really relaxed since (name withheld)'s accident 2 years ago. I pottered down to do the shopping and the girls cooked. Bliss. You really could not have done anything better!

GwenK, London,