This beautiful, spacious one bedroom apartment is located near to the 13th century "portail Levis" area of the historic town of Vence.
There are several other individually decorated apartments in this charming old villa so if you are going as a group, ask us for details and availability of the other apartments.
The villa is set in the middle of a large and quiet Mediterranean garden - approximately 3600 square metres on different levels with palm trees, cypresses, bougainvillea, mimosa and roses.
The heart of the house was built in the middle of the 19th century. All rooms are light and airy, some fitted out in typical Provencal style with French doors and shutters.
For the summertime there is a communal, fully equipped outside-kitchen with a barbeque. Deck chairs and sun umbrellas can also be used in the garden.
All apartments have on site parking (one car per apartment), central heating, and fully equipped kitchens.
Maid service and facilities for babies are available upon request.
Prices quoted are based on an occupancy of 3 adults – there is a small supplement payable for additional adults or children between 7-12 years old – please ask us for details.
Please note: this apartment has a lot of steps to get to it, therefore it may not be suitable for the elderly, young children and those with prams.
This spacious, 1 bedroom apartment has been tastefully furnished and includes its own private terrace with beautiful panoramic views over the surrounding hilly countryside.
It has an independent, fully-equipped kitchen, opening onto a light and airy dining room with French doors to a sitting room. All the windows have superb views over the hills around.
Kitchen facilities include an oven, 4-flame gas hob, fridge, dishwasher, coffee and espresso machine.
There is a good-sized bedroom with a large bed and high ceilings.
There is also a sofa bed in the sitting room (140 x 200cm).
There is a spacious, en-suite shower area with WC off the bedroom and a separate WC off the dining room.
Communal washing machine facilities are available.
Baby facilities: baby cot and high chair are available upon request
Bed & bathroom linen: has been priced separately to give you the option to take your own (or in case the number of people in your party is less than the number of places). If you wish to hire these, they are available from the owner for 20 Euros per person, per change, paid direct.
End-of-stay cleaning: has been priced separately, so that if you are staying for more than 1 week you are not paying in duplicate. It is 60 Euros and paid directly to the owner.
Taxe de Séjour: In France it's usually necessary to pay this (tourist tax) and it's calculated based on the number of people in your group and the time of year you stay. Under 18's are exempt. We will advise you of the tax due at the time you make your reservation and how it is to be paid.
Gas, electric & water: all included in the rental cost.
Winter heating: included in the rental cost
Internet: connection available here for your laptop
The owner may request a damage deposit of 150 Euros on arrival. This will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: normally a Saturday
Pets: permitted here upon request - please ask for details
Smoking is not permitted in this apartment, however outside on the terrace is.
About the local area
Vence is an artist’s town and along with its equally well-known neighbouring town of Saint Paul de Vence, is situated amidst the beautiful hilly scenery west of Nice.
It has drawn artists both well known and amateur, and a special attraction is Matisse’s Chapel, a short walking distance from the old town. Another is the Chagall painting in the Cathedral.
There is a wide range of shops, restaurants and markets in the historical old part of the town, and the apartment is situated adjacent.
The Mediterranean beaches of Nice, Antibes and Cannes are close by.
Tennis, golf and other sports facilities are nearby, as well as a local outdoor swimming pool from May - Sept.
With its close proximity to the hilly countryside, this makes the apartment an ideal base for those who enjoy the outdoors, walking and cycling.
Within easy reach of Nice, its international airport and all that the Cote d’Azur has to offer.
Our apartment was perfect, with plenty of space and a beautiful view from the balcony. We even had a couple of cats to keep us company (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr B. from London, August 2015.
Good. Great view and location. Felt French rather than just another new house (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mr M. from Australia, Sept 14.
The apartment was exceptionally well equipped particularly in the kitchen. Very well and comfortably furnished and very close to all the amenities. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs T. from Cambridshire, Aug 12.
Hi Paul, we had such a good time and meeting lovely people while there. We were  taken  care of in such a family way. While Bob was painting his heart out I was enjoying my walks into the Old town enjoying all the displays of  food and vegetables and etc. I also enjoyed the fresh markets. I even got to play golf! I would definitely plan to come back. It was nice meeting you in person and we certainly will recomend "Savonnerie" to anyone that is interested in going to the South of France. We also want to thank you.... very helpful in guiding and advice to get us to where we ended up. All in all it was a great successful 150 year combined birthday celebration for Bob and myself - Mrs R. from Florida, 4 weeks Sept 10.
Excellent - surpassed expectations (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr D. from Newport, Aug 08.
A very nice apartement. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs G. from Denmark - July 08.
Paul- I want you to know what a WONDERFUL time we had at "The Old Savonnerie 2" and I mean it when I say I can`t wait to return...everything was fabulous and just as beautiful as the pictures on line. Thank you so much. I`ll never forget it and do plan to return someday! - Mrs L. from California, June 2007.
We had a super time! Thankyou.Could have done with a bath in the flat, not just a shower ( I have babies!) - Mrs G from London, Oct 06.