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Côte d’Azur Villa Rentals - Rental Conditions

It’s no secret that spending a holiday with your family and friends on your own property is always much more comfortable and pleasant than staying in a hotel. This is especially apparent if you are holidaying with your children for a long period of time.

The opportunity to spend open-air activities in the garden, near the swimming pool or on the grounds of your rented villa on the Cote d’Azur is far more advantageous than the traditional ‘hotel booking’ during the holiday period.

Economically you will understand how beneficial it is to your budget by dividing the expense of your rented south France holiday villa by number of days and number of people sharing the property. You will quickly understand that this variant is extremely attractive!

Rental budget

Villa rentals on the Cote d’Azur has become a popular way of spending holidays for many Russian-speaking tourists. The number of tourists to spend their summer vacation on the French cost is growing exponentially. Those who already have experience renting property in summer can clearly formulate their criteria of selecting a villa or an apartment for the holiday on the French Riviera.

From a budget point of view, it is much more beneficial to rent a villa or an apartment, situated inland, some distance from the seaside. As a rule, these variants offer the best price-quality ratio. The closer you are to the sea, the more expensive your rent becomes. There are few villas rentals with direct access to the sea on the Cote d’Azur and usually their bookings are confirmed long before the beginning of the season!

There are many other factors influencing the rental cost: the quantity of bedrooms and bathrooms, the area of the house, the presence of swimming pool and its heated option, the sea views, the proximity to infrastructure, as well as the year of construction or renovation of the Villa.

Location and prestige

Geographical location of villas or apartments also plays a big role. The rental options on the hills of Super Cannes, Mandelieu, Théoule, Villefranche, Eze will suit those who like a quiet and panoramic view of the sea. Those who prefer vacationing with natural surroundings will surely like villas in Mougins, Biot, Saint Paul de Vence and other villages in 15-20 minutes from the seaside.

Party people and lovers of shopping like to spend their holidays in Saint Tropez, Cannes, Juan les Pins. If you rent to have your privacy as well as a privileged location then your choice must be for the luxurious and prestigious villas in the exclusive neighbourhoods of Cap d’Antibes, Cap Ferrat and Cap d’Ail, bordering Monaco.

Recurrent visitors holidaying on the Cote d’Azur know that its prestige is not related to the presence of a sandy beach! Sandy beaches start from Antibes alternating rocky coastline stretching to Saint Tropez. Thanks to the sandy beaches, picturesque places such as Théoule, Saint Raphael, Frejus, Saint Aygulf were recently recognized and "discovered" by Russian-speaking tourists.

When is it better to start booking?

Experienced tourists know that it is better to book as soon as possible otherwise the house you would like to rent might already be booked. The same tourist who also prefers holidaying on private land on the Cote d’Azur comes from all over the planet. The most popular months of renting are July and August. The peak of the season is August, European vacation time and high season time for cultural and social life in Cote d’Azur.

Reservations for these months start almost at the end of the previous season. Almost directly, the most popular villas “fly off” the market, especially seaside villas. Reservation activity peaks in the first quarter of the year (from January to March) in order to make the ideal reservation of the desired period at the best market price!

If you are ready to start your search for villa or apartment rentals on the French Riviera then you can formulate your wishes, completing our application form on our site and send your message with your search criteria description to our address e-mail: info@serviceazur.com. Your desired options will be dealt with and considered with our immediate attention.

Rental agreement

Rental agreement completed and signed by Agency and Client, regulate payment conditions and services included in rental price and additional costs not included in rental price. The agreement includes the surname and the name of the client, the address of the rented property, the price of the rent, the initial deposit, the security deposit, the prices of all the services provided and the terms of payment.

Reservation of villa completion is considered on receipt of the deposit (30% of the total rent due) to the bank account of the Agency. The balance of the rent is payable to the agency account 2 months before the commencement of the rent.

After the full payment of the rental price, the tenant is sent an agreement with the mark "PAID" and, upon request, a letter is sent by the Agency to the French consulate requesting a visa for the tenant, his family members and friends.

What is a security deposit?

A Security deposit is intended to cover possible loss or damage to the rental property or its contents in the renting period and to cover the costs of living and utility costs (electricity, water, telephone calls) not included in the rental price. This security deposit should be transferred to the agency account two weeks before the commencement of the rent. A security deposit is appointed by the owner of the villa and, as a rule, accounts for 20 to 30% of the total value of the booking.

The balance of the security deposit reduced by the amounts subject to be payed will be refunded within 2 months of the end of the rental period according to the French law.

Utility and personnel payments

Consumption of water, gas, electricity, and use of the telephone line for the international calls, final house clean, household linen and towels – all these costs can be payed additionally to the rental price according to the meter readings, established tariffs and charges. The indicated costs are deducted from the security deposit.

For the additional payment and upon the request of the tenant the household staff can be provided – housekeeper, house guard, cooker, etc.

The cost of personnel services, garden maintenance and swimming pool maintenance is included in the price of the rent.

Arrival on the Cote d’Azur

Your rental agreement as well as a map to the villa or apartment and all necessary contact information will be sent to you in advance. Upon request, we can organise your meeting in the airport and accompaniment to the villa. Our agency representative will be waiting for you at your disposal for the transfer of the villa and will give you the basic instructions.

Welcome to the Cote d’Azur!