Villa "La Citronneraie"

panoramavilla near centre of Nice

Guestbook: notes from groups that stayed at our villa !

Villa „La Citronneraie" is family property. We are a family from the North of Europe and because of the pleasant mediterranean climate a decade ago we were looking for a private villa in the sunny Cote d'Azur as a secondary-residence. After visiting almost 100 properties we selected „La Citronneraie" because of its perfect location; a big 3500 square meter (40000 sq feet) property very near the centre of Nice with breathtaking views! After a big renovation we started renting out the villa in 2003. We are very pleased that we have welcomed people from all over the world to our property ! Please read the notes below we received from former renters of our property!

"We stayed at the villa in July and thoroughly enjoyed it. The pool was used every day and was a very relaxing element. In fact one day we didn't even leave the villa but relaxed all day poolside. The views from the villa are breathtaking and the amenities are perfect. We would definitely stay here again if ever back in Nice. Thanks!"

Dianne Benetz
Kansas City (USA)
Mrs. Benetz stayed in July
with her family. Her mother gave the trip
as a gift to her children and grandchildren

"Tankyou again for the use of your Villa,
myself and my friends enjoyed the week immensely"

Cameron Watt
London (UK)
Mr. Watt stayed in September with
8 friends from Australia and the UK

"Our family reunion at the villa was a TDF (to die for) week (there were 13 of us). If nothing else, the pool and terrace area which overlooked Nice and the sea helped create this memorable time in our lives. From the immaculate, comfortable, and very quiet bedrooms to the modern, well-equipped kitchen to the very spacious living/dining room we were totally satisfied; even as the heat outside rose, the air conditioning and the lovely pool (which could be lit at night) relaxed and refreshed us. The owners (Anita and Joost Peeters) were beyond professional in their attempts to make our stay pleasant and were within a phone call away when we had questions. Their warmth and sincere friendliness went beyond the typical agent/renter requirement. We would highly recommend Villa-La-Citronneraie to anyone who wishes to rent a villa which is exactly as pictured on the website and wants an experience TDF.

Kurt Zscheile
Fort Collins, Collorado (USA)
Kurt Zscheile stayed with his wife, children
and grandchildren in July

"Thank you for a wonderful stay at ”Villa La Citronneraie”. Everyone enjoyed the view over the
Mediterranean, the swimming pool, the short distance to Nice City centre
and the evenings at the terrace… Thank you!"

Tanja Horntvedt & family
Oslo (Norway)
Mrs. Horntvedt stayed with brothers and sisters
and their children at the villa

"Wir waren bereits viermal hier und können Villa La Citronneraie nur weiterempfehlen: fantastischer Blick auf Nizza und das Meer, ein elegantes weiträumiges Haus
mit allem Komfort -vor allem die Küche wird Hobbyköche begeistern- ein schön angelegter Garten. Die Vermieter sind sehr bemüht und die Abwicklung war perfekt"

Gabriele Wegmann
Bad Waldsee (Deutschland)
Gabrielle Wegmann stayed with family and friends in different periods

"We had a lovely two weeks in your villa. The view from the villa is stunning, by day and night. We were a party of 16 plus several small children and the overall spaciousness
of the villa, together with the rooms all having private bath/shower rooms, meant that we never felt crowded. With several keen cooks in the party, we loved the kitchen
which was extremely well equipped and we had some memorable meals - our maximum for dinner was 17 and how great to have a table big enough to accommodate that.
We were also very impressed with the standard of cleanliness to which we arrived."

Lucy & Chris Melrose
Norfolk (UK)
The Melrose family stayed
at our villa for 2 weeks
during Easter

„Wir suchten eine angenehme Umgebung für unser Team , das in Nizza an einem Kongreß teilnahm.
Der Interauftritt gefiel uns sehr und wir buchten die Villa Citronneraie. Ein wunderschönes, gut ausgestattetes und sehr gepflegtes Haus mit kleinen Nebenhäusern auf dem terrassierten Grundstück gaben uns die nötige Ruhe zum Arbeiten. Auf der Sonnenterasse und im großzügigen Wohnzimmer war das Entspannen ein Genuß!
Auch der superwarme Jacouzzie mit wunderschönem Blick über Nizza war ein Highlight! Der hervorragende Eindruck vor Ort wurde ergänzt durch eine reibungslose Abwicklung.
Prädikat: sehr empfehlenwert!
Vielen Dank an die Vermieter, wir wünschen Ihnen, dass noch viele Gruppen auf Ihrem Anwesen eine schöne Zeit verbringen!

Andreas Hulße
Ulm (Germany)
Mr. Hulße stayed at
villa with colleagues for a
business meeting / congres
in the winter

The villa proved to be a fantastic location for
our team offsite.
It’s furnishings and equipment were of the highest quality and the view from the balconies were wonderful.
We were so lucky to catch some February sun having left the rain in the rest of Europe!

Fiona Rasenberg Ardern from Microsoft
Paris / London
Mrs. Ardern stayed with colleagues and business friends from
Microsoft Europe at the villa in February

"Thank you for a wonderful week at the Villa.
We all had a very good time,
and are considering to come back next year"

Gina Sell
Risǿr (Norway)
Mrs. Sell stayed with friends
in May/June at our villa

"Thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful villa. Everyone had a throughly wonderful time and the villa was even more stunning in real life - especially with such great weather!
Our stay at the villa is incomparable to anywhere I have stayed before. The photos of both the villa and the stunning views will never compare to seeing them for real. Although up in the hills, our group found it very easy to get around either by taxi, coach or bus. I would recommend Villa La Citronneraie to anyone who wants both the beauty and tranquility of the villa and its surroundings plus the liveliness of the city of Nice.
I am already trying to think of a reason to go back and would throughly recommend it to family and friends!

Sophie Pountney
Birmingham (UK)
Sophie stayed with 15 of her friends at the property for a weekend in April

"A group of old college friends rented La Citronneraie for a reunion in Nice. Although we hadn't seen each other in up to 48 years or met some of the wives, we were able to have a wonderful time. Thanks to your villa, we were able to visit the Cote d'Azur during the day and have dinner and spend the evening at the villa together. Each couple agreed to prepare the meal for the group for one evening during our stay, so we could spend a lot of time reminiscing. There was enough privacy with separate bedrooms and baths, that nobody felt crowded or in the way. Thank you again for an excellent villa to house old friends."

Richard Eidman
Bethesda, MD (USA)
Richard Eidman had rented the villa in March
to meet again with college friends and their wifes

"There were 13 of us (11 adults and 2 children) staying at Villa La Citronneraie during the last week of August. We virtually lived outside making maximum use of the pool and adjacent terraces with the fantastic views over Nice. The villa was very well equipped; we particularly enjoyed having the use of a first-rate modern kitchen. Whereas the children were very impressed with the large TV and DVDsupplied. All-in-all a wonderful and relaxing holiday in a great villa.

Nina Fletcher
Herts (UK)
Mrs. Fletcher and her husband stayed with
several couples in the summer

"We sincerely thank you for the stay -
it was a perfect house for an office get-away,
and we really enjoyed ourselves.
We were not too unlucky with the weather,
and had opportunity to enjoy the jacuzzi,
which was very nice"

Ellen Heyerdahl
Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech, advokatfirma
Oslo (Norway)
Mrs. Heyerdahl stayed with collegues in the villa for several days in November

"My family spent 14 days this summer at the wonderful Villa La Citronneraie and enjoyed it very much – all 17 of us ( 10 adults, 6 children and 1 baby).
The Villa with it’s facilities and view was perfect for a memorable get together for our family.
Because of the spacious outdoor and indoor environment we never felt that any area was crowded.
I will highly recommend this villa to others for a family get together or other social event. Thank you!”

Ola Rønning
Oslo (Norway)
Family Rønning stayed for 2 summerweeks at the villa

"As party of seven we felt that we might “rattle” a bit but on the contrary we found the house extremely comfortable and both spacious and very user friendly. Undoubtedly the hub of the house became the kitchen which is both extremely practical and also spacious enough to allow for cooking and gossiping family gatherings. Although we did not use the two outside rooms, the extensive garden became a place for expeditions when lazing around the pool became too warm. The hot tub was a particular favourite with all the geriatrics with aching limbs following the walk to the bus stop and shopping expeditions around Nice"

Aileen Taylor
London (UK)
Mrs. Taylor stayed with family 3 weeks at the villa

"We have had a fantastic two weeks in ”Villa La Citronneraie". We think that the villa is situated in one of the best spots above Nice with a tremendous view that was so beautiful every moment during our stay. We made a few excursions to places nearby, but we enjoyed it best when we stayed at the villa just relaxing, reading books, playing chess or swimming in the pool. We are looking forward to our next stay in the villa"

Family Rosen & Family Lindberg
Upplands Vasby (Sweden)
These 2 families stayed for 2 Summerweeks

"We had a very enjoyable time in France.
Your villa is very nice and we will suggest
it to others of our friends"

Alan Runyan
Beaufort (USA)
Family Runyan stayed for 2 summerweeks at the villa

Villa Citronneraie was een uitstekende lokatie voor onze jaarlijkse kick-off meeting. In de ruime woonkamer konden we prima de formele zaken bespreken en dat de slaapkamers aparte bedden en eigen badkamers hadden was natuurlijk perfect. Lekker veel zon in en rondom de villa; we hebben zelfs buiten op het terras geluncht! De oude stad van Nice was beregezellig en het uitje naar de sneeuw (skiën in Isola 2000) was pure teambuilding"

Ingrid Verburg - APX International Amsterdam (Nederland)
Mrs. Verburg and 12 colleages
stayed for 10 days at the
villa in February for
a businesstraining

"Samen met een 11-tal medelopers (die de Marathon Monaco hebben gelopen) en 4 supporters hebben heb ik in November gebruik gemaakt van de Villa. Het was samen te vatten als fantastisch. De villa is goed uitgerust, schoon en erg ruim. De kamers zijn allemaal goed en mordern ingericht.De uitzichten zowel overdag als 's avonds zijn fantastich. De foto's op de site laat een uitstekend beeld zien van de Villa. Wij hadden erg goed weer waardoor het natuurlijk helemaal te gek was. Kortom: Wij hebben genoten en kunnen iedereen aanraden deze villa te bezoeken"

Martin van Straten - loopgroep Just Run Almere (Nederland)
Mr. Van Straten and friends participated in the Marathon of Nice
in November and used our villa to accommodate the group

“Especially the evenings were splendid. The luminous glow from the pool behind us, the glimmering lights of the city beckoned. With a glass of wine in hand, we sat on the terrace into the wee hours discussing the happenings of the day. We all had a fabulous week at the villa”

Martin Lundhagen
Stockholm (Sweden)
Mr. Lundhagen stayed for 1 week in September at the villa

"My friends and I found Villa La Citronneraie to be an oasis
of quiet and relaxtion, offering the perfect contrast
to the busy beaches and nightlife of Nice."

"The Peeters family were very cordial, pleasant and
ensured we enjoyed our stay at the villa. We would
definately reccommend."

Maxwell Canham
London (UK)
Mr.Canham stayed with friends in June for 1 week at the villa

"All of us (16 people in total) spent a marvellous
family week in your beautiful villa
celebrating my mother's 70th birthday.
Everyting was to our complete satisfaction -
the setting of the villa, the outstanding views of Nice, t
he highly appreciated pool and jacuzzi,
the well-functioning kitchen and the possibility
to dine all together indoors our outdoors.
The villa indeed offered satisfaction to
everyone, no matter of age".

Ulrike Bouvier
Family holiday with 16
persons in June 2007


Greg Nieberding & friends
Dallas (USA)
Greg Nieberding stayed at the end of May/beginning of June with 13 persons at our villa

Nous avons loué la villa la "Citronneraie" pendant 3 jours pour le marathon de Nice Cannes le 8 novembre 2015 pour 16 personnes. Les propriétaires, des personnes charmantes, nous ont donné tous les renseignements nécessaires par téléphone ou par mails. Nous avons été accueillis par Marie qui nous a fait visiter la villa pièce par pièce durant une heure. La maison est très spacieuse; chaque chambre possède une salle de bain; la cuisine est très bien équipée et la salle à manger est très grande pour recevoir 16 personnes( grande table et grand salon). Nous avons eu un week-end ensoleillé et avons profité de la vue magnifique sur Nice autant de jour que de nuit. Nous avons également profité du jacuzzi autant avant qu'après notre marathon et aussi de la piscine ( non chauffée en novembre). Nous recommandons cette villa et espérons y revenir avec des amis.

Family LeRoy & friends
from Brest, France
stayed for a long weekend
in November 2015

“We stayed at villa-citronneraie for my husbands "special" birthday there was eleven of us family and friends. the villa exeeded our expectations the fact that everyone had their own ensuite was great,and we will never forget sitting on the terrace in the evening with that fabulous veiw of nice”

Pam Couley and her family
from England / UK
rented the villa for
1 week in September

“Dear Mrs. Peeters: All eight of us very much enjoyed staying at your villa. The view was marvelous and the villa had all of the furnishings and facilities which any group could desire. Also, we enjoyed the nearby restaurants Bella Vista, Mas des Oliviers and Cicione's and took practically all of our evening meals at one or the other. Your representative was very accommodating. Overall, we had a great time on the Cote d'Azur!! Thanks for your helpfulness in all of our dealings"

Family Kienle
Virginia (USA)
stayed at the villa for 2
weeks in June

"We were a group of 10 persons spending a wonderful week in Nice. The Villa was superior. View over the city of Nice and the Mediterranean, the swimming pool, yacuzzi and the Villa inside were just great. Every room having a good aircondition and private bath made our stay very easy and luxorious. It was easy to drive to the centre of Nice and there were good parking places easy to find. We shall defenitely come again to stay at the Villa. Thank you Mrs Peeters!

Family Rossi
Helsinki, Finland
stayed at the villa
a week in July

"Words cannot express the overwhelming feeling I had as I walked into your villa and saw our accomodations. As tired as I was from a transatlantic flight I just had to stand outside to admire a truely spectacular view.
Thank you for allowing us (the friends of Tom Marquardt) the opportunity to think of your home as our own while visiting the south of France"

Mik Erwin
Chicago, IL (USA)
Mr. Erwin rented the villa
with a group of friends
for 2 weeks in Automn

Nous avons passées une excellente semaine dans votre superbe villa à Nice. Merci !

Family Lindt
September 2009

Myself and my family had a wonderful 2 week holiday at Villa La Citronneraie in August 2009. We enjoyed days out in Nice, Monaco and Cannes travelling by the very convenient bus and train system. The bus stop was only a few yards from the Villa and it dropped us at the railway station.
We also explored Eze and Cap Ferrat by car and would recommend both.
Perhaps the most enjoyable days were those spent lazing by the lovely pool and dining outside whilst taking in the stunning views over Nice.
We dined out at all three local restaurants and made daily visits to the local bakery.
Grandparents, children and grandchildren all had a wonderful time at the Villa and the memories will be with us for many years.
We would recommend the Villa without hesitation.

Clive Newton
Manchester (UK)
2 families from the UK rented our villa in the summer

I can advise that we had a memorable holiday with 2 weeks of glorious sunshine.
We found the villa exactly as we had hoped and used the facilities to the full.
Obviously with the weather we spent most of the time outside, and a large part of that in the pool ,which was excellent.The views both day and night were spectacular and have featured in several photographs.
The indoor facilities in the villa were first class with plenty of room for us all ( and some to spare ! ).
My 3 year old grandson enjoyed feeding the fish from time to time and was fascinated by the evening frog chorus which we quickly got used too.
The location was easy to find from the good directions you gave with relatively quick access to the seafront.
We had an unbelievable time at the Grand Prix over the middle weekend and spent some time visiting other places along the coast, getting as far along as Port Grimaud.
So, in summary we had a superb holiday and I would thoroughly reccommend the villa to anyone who was considering renting it.

Mr. Austick
Leicester (UK)
Mr. Austick stayed with his family for 2 weeks
in our villa during the Filmfestival Cannes and the Formule 1 GP of Monaco

"7 unvergessliche Tage! Die Villa ist sehr schön und gemütlich. Die Sicht auf Nizza atemberaubend. Die Jacuzzi hat auch im Winter einen bezaubernden Effekt. Super!"
Ich bedanke mich noch für alles und verbleibe mit freundlichen Grüssen.

Mascia Brughelli
Gordolla (Switserland)
Mrs. Brugheilli celebrated the 2008-2009 NewYear in our villa with 15 friends

I would again like to thank you for the use of your villa in Nice. The house was wonderful, the size and spaciousness of the building and grounds were even more than we had hoped for, and the views (both day and night) were spectacular! The house accomodated all 10 adults and additional children with room to spare. The children used the pool enthusiastically every day, and we prepared and ate our evening meal together every night we were there.

Everything about the villa exceeded our expectations. Maryse was extremely helpful and accomodating. The location in the hills above Nice, as I said, was spectacular, and provided us with a perfect base for our travels each day up and down the coast of the Riviera. I would not hesitate to stay there again, and I would strongly reccommended your villa to anyone who is thinking about a holiday in Nice or the Cote d'Azur.
Galen Beske
Princeton Junction (USA)
Mr. Beske stayed
for 1 week in
July with friends
and family

All 14 of us want to thank you for allowing us to use your villa in Nice. It was beautiful and had everything we were looking for. Once we figured out the roads we were fine taking our day trips. I would say our best days were just spent hanging around the pool and playing games.

families Scobell and Abert Minneapolis (USA)
2 families
stayed togehter in
our villa for 1 week
in Spring

15 of my colleagues and me have spent one fantastic week in this wonderful villa. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed very much the nice view over Nice as well as the perfect site. The house by the way is even better than described on the website due to several small but intelligent details as e.g. a socket on terrace or a remote-controlled openig system for the gate.

Kai Föcking
Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices Bocholt (Germany)
this group from Siemens rented the villa for a 6 day period in April

The Villa was all it was advertised to be, and it met our requirements and expectations fully. It was spacious and comfortable and just what we needed for our family reunion. Check in and check out were efficient and friendly and we very much appreciated the flexibility for the family with the babies.
We will have no hesitation in recommending the villa to our friends.

Alan and
Sheila Hooker
Buckinghamshire (UK)
this family rented the
villa for a holiday in

We were group of 16 persons staying a week in Villa La Citronneraie celebrating birthdays in the family. The view over Nice and Mediterranean was spectacular - specially enjoyable from the jacuzzi during the sunset. The Villa worked very well for our group - lot of space, private bathrooms in the rooms, air-conditioning, very spacious livingroom attached to the terrace, swimming pool and jacuzzi. The whole family enjoyed our stay in the Villa and our many trips to center of Nice and other places in the area. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to stay at your Villa!

Family Pulkkinen
Helsinki (Finland)
September reservation