“Our second time staying and we loved it just as much! A wonderful location and Marion is a brilliant and thoughtful host. Thank you Marion and Phil!”
“Signing up to this site was worth it just for meeting Marion! She is simply one of a kind - the most kind, generous, loving and fun person that everyone needs in their life. We stayed at Marion's house for over a month in 2019 and are extremely grateful for her extraordinary efforts at hosting us and making us feel welcome and comfortable. I would not be able to recount all the ways Marion looked after us, and how understanding she was on the several occasions we could have been more thoughtful. Marion and Phil's house was the perfect escape for our family, including our 3 year old, who loved finding more and more toys, our grandmas, who enjoyed the sunny terrace and gorgeous pool, and even our newborn! Endless thank you for everything and we look forward to seeing you again in the future, hopefully also at our house in Dubai or Germany.”
“We had a wonderful stay at Marion’s house. Marion was the perfect host - brilliant to communicate with both before and during our stay and very thoughtful in suggesting activities and letting us know what was on. We arrived to a bundle of treats that revived the kids after a long trip and felt at home straight away. We loved the house and the location - ideal for visiting different beaches and attractions and trying out restaurants. Our favourite days were spent at the beach in the morning and by the pool in the afternoon. The house is perfect for kids and our three were kept constantly amused with swimming, the playhouse and trying out all the different toys. They also loved taking care of the cats. It was the perfect family holiday, relaxing, fun and easy - highly recommend - thank you so much Marion and Phil :-)”
“We stayed at Marion's place this Summer (2018) and we really enjoyed it. It is a cute pretty house, well equipped and comfortable. The patio is a great place to rest and drink some wine after a long walk around the Riviera. Our Kids enjoyed the pool and playing with the world’s cutest kittens. Marion was always there for any question or suggestion and made our stay a pleasure. We definitely recommend it. We fall in love with the French Riviera. Merci Marion!”
“Our trip to Marion's home was fantastic. Marion is the perfect host, she could not do enough for us both prior to and during the trip to make us feel welcome. The house is perfect for a family, in particular we spent many a hot sunny day not even leaving the house. The pool and garden were a great place for Emma and I to relax while the kids played in the pool or took refuge from the heat in the house. Phil's Marion's son was kind enough to leave all the toys out for the boys to play with which kept them quiet. Out and about Biot village was our favorite spot to go and eat dinner. The village has a lovely french feel with a great choice outdoor eating options. We also venture out to the lake on a couple of occasions, check out the WIbit if you go, this is a massive inflatable obstacle course on the lake, something we could all have fun on together. Elsewhere there are so many choices for the beach and villages to eat that I couldn't possibly name them all. We'd definitely recommend Marion as a host and her home for it's comfort and location. Thanks so much Marion and Phil. Simon, Emma, Louis (8) & Freddie (5) ”
“Marion fait tout son possible pour rendre votre séjour agréable. Petit lotissement de maisons quasi mitoyennes situé près de Sophia Antipolis, très pratique pour rayonner autour de Biot. L'aéroport de Nice est à moins de 30 minutes. Magasins de proximité à moins d'un kilométre de chez elle et du golf. On peut garer sa voiture devant chez elle, en toute sécurité. La piscine est parfaitement étudiée et intégrée et la maison est très bien équipée et décorée avec goût. Maison adaptée aux enfants, aux chats et chiens ! Plages à proximité : Biot, Villeneuve Loubet et Golfe Juan. Gare la plus proche : Biot. Un combiné entre culture, nature et ville. ”
“We've just had the most wonderful and relaxing holiday in Marion's lovely and cosy provençal "bastida". Marion was delightful, always available to answer any questions that arose, recommending local things to do and places to visit, making our stay very easy and making us feel welcome every step of the way. An absolutely fantastic LHS experience! When we arrived to Marion's warm and child-friendly home we were rapt to find passes for Cannes' famous historic merry-go-rounds on La Croisette promenade left for us courtesy of our hostess, not to mention some delicious artisanal chocolate gifts and treats for our daughters and some groceries to start off our family. What extremely lovely gestures on Marion's part! In short, Marion's accomodation and hospitality went well beyond expectations. Marion's house is in the most perfect location, just a 10-minute drive to "la plage de la Gravette", a lovely sandy beach tucked behind the old city walls offering a great view of the sea front and just a 2-minute stroll to "le viel Antibes" (the delightful "old part" of Antibes) with its charming maze of cobbled streets and squares filled with little restaurants, bars and shops. Marion's house is equipped with everything you need for a carefree family holiday. It's got a well appointed garden with a covered terrace where you can enjoy a lovely family meal. The garden's also got a stone BBQ and even a pizza oven to make tasty home-made pizzas while enjoying the splendor of the Provençal sun and the house's private swimming pool! The house was also a little toy paradise for our daughters. Our girls, who are nearly the same age as Marion's son Phil, spent hours enjoying Phil's toys and always managed to find something new and different with which to play. We cannot say enough about how happy we were with the warm, loving and comfortable home Marion has created for her family and the ease with which the entire trip ran. As it was a simultaneous swap, when we returned home we came back to a house so spic-and-span that it was hard to tell that Marion and her family had been in our house! Needless to say, it was a wonderul homecoming to return to an immaculate house! We certainly were not expecting it and do not know how Marion managed to tidy the house and keep her 3 yr old entertained at the same time. Kuddos to Marion! As can only be expected after such a fabulous LHS experience, we can't recommend Marion's home more highly and are looking forward to coming back! Thanks so much Marion and Phil for allowing us to stay in your warm and positive home and letting us have a truly unforgettable experience. With all our friendship and affection, Luigi & Kasia.”
“Our first home swap and we were so lucky - Marion's home was absolutely perfect for our long summer holiday with two young children. The house is in a great location: in a safe, gated neighbourhood, with a supermarket and local shops a short walk away (past a playground and petanque court, which our son loved). There are a host of excellent beaches and family friendly day trips very close - Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Antibes, Marineland, Grasse, Valbonne and Mougins all less than 45 mins drive away. But Marion's pool and garden are so lovely you may just want to spend all your time there! The house itself is comfortable and very stylishly decorated. Marion was a very generous and thoughtful host. We felt very at home and were sad to leave. We cannot recommend it highly enough and would go back without hesitation. A perfect swap!”
“Our family had a lovely stay at Marion’s very warmly decorated and welcoming home. Marion was there to meet us on arrival and go through everything with us. The house is ideally set up for young children (our 2-year old was in heaven) with lots of great toys and a playhouse in the garden, and a swimming pool that is well secured by a childproof gate. The surrounding area is very beautiful and Nice is only a short drive away. There’s also a large grocery store and French bakery just a few minutes’ walk from the house. Thank you Marion and family!”
“Marion's house is fantastic for a family holiday. It is well located for Nice, the airport, the beaches and even the Alps. The house is great for kids with a child-safe pool and lots of toys. The cats are friendly and everything you could need is to hand. Marion was an amazing host and I am grateful she allowed us to stay in her home for our honeymoon. ”
“Marion is a lovely guest, and she is always welcome to come to stay here again!”
Where is it?
The house is located in a residential area which belongs to the commune of Biot, but really we are at the beginning of Sophia Antipolis, Europe's Silicon Valley, where 2/3 of the area are required to remain green. The house is located in a gated residence comprising of 36 houses, and my neighbours are predominantly French, i.e. they live here all year round. We are in close walking distance to a shopping area with supermarket, bakery, restaurants, pharmacy and doctors and on the way there is a playground, a basketball field and a boules pitch. There is also a picturesque walking trail leading to Biot old town. A reputable golf course in also in walking distance. It's a safe and quiet neighbourhood and there are regular buses to Antibes - and Nice, expect evenings and weekends! A car is recommended in order to take full advantage of the area.
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