The South of France is a great destination for family holidays and these days many tourists choose to rent a private villa rather than jostling for space beside the hotel pool and having to worry about noisy neighbours in the next door hotel bedroom.
But what makes a great family villa given that there are 1000's of seemingly equally wonderful properties available to you?
1. Safety - Especially around the swimming pool. Here in France there are strict pool safety laws and you should ensure that these have been met by any owner who is looking to rent their property. There can be a fence, a safety cover or an alarm system but having this is vital when you are traveling with children.
2. Outdoors - Having a great garden so that the children can play and the adults can enjoy the outdoors is essential. But choose a villa that has a flat garden, many here in the region are made hazardous by the steep slopes. Flat, green and perhaps with some outdoor play things for the children and everyone is happy.
3. Location - Being able to stroll into the village each afternoon or to let the teenagers stroll in on their own makes for a very relaxing holiday. And who doesn't want to wander into a lovely Provencal village each morning and pick up those delicious freshly baked croissants.
4. Helping Hand - Choose a reputable villa company, who are based in the region and are there if you have any issues with your villa or indeed need a helping hand if you don't speak French. The team at Cote d'Azur villas are all bi-lingual and can help with any problems or issues that come up during your holiday. Perhaps some inside knowledge about places to visit or a doctors appointment for a poorly child.
Cote d'Azur Villas are HERE for your holiday - with offices on the French Riviera and in Provence their team are never more than a call away.