This modern 3 bedroom Provencal-style villa with large heated pool and beautiful gardens is set in a perfectly tranquil location, for a sunny and relaxing holiday. Within a private domain of just 10 detached houses it’s located about 1.5km from the shops and restaurants at Saint Jacques and a short drive from the perfumery town of Grasse.
Built in 2003 on a single-storey, the villa comprises large living/dining room, kitchen, utility, three good bedrooms, three bathrooms, covered terraces, beautifully landscaped gardens, heated swimming pool and secure parking for up to 4 cars. Thick walls and window shutters help keep it cool in summer and underfloor heating toasty throughout in winter.
In an elevated position the gardens have views down towards Cannes, where you'll find lovely sandy beaches and many leisure activities like golf, water sports, cycling, jogging - and of course all that shopping and dining!
It has a maximum occupancy of six (children only if they can swim please) and would be perfect for those wanting a comfortable base for relaxing, but close to the coast and villages.
Living room: very large with sliding doors to gardens on all sides, sofas & chairs set around fireplace (sealed off), satellite TV (UK Freeview), DVDs & player, music/CD player, dining area with large table & six chairs, dresser containing plenty of crockery and glassware; a great room for congregating.
Kitchen: provencal in style and well-equipped for cooking, with oven & hob (gas), microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster & filter coffee machine; doors lead out to a lovely dining terrace with gas barbeque, for those late dinners into the evening.
Utility room: adjacent to kitchen with additional fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board.
Bedrooms: three in total, all on one level along hallway, each with doors opening to the private west-facing rear gardens, perfect for that late evening sundowner! Large master with king-size bed (200cm wide), bedside tables, fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room. Second with double bed (180 wide), bedside tables & fitted wardrobes. Third with twin beds (90 wide) and fitted wardrobes. Air conditioning and floor standing fans available for the warmer summer months. Very comfortable and spacious for 6 people.
Bathrooms: three in total, beautifully appointed with white suites and earthenware tiles. Independent family bathroom with bath, shower head, walk-in shower, washbasin & WC. Ensuite to master bedroom with large walk-in shower, vanity washbasin, WC and lovely views towards Cabris. Guest WC from living room also has walk-in shower & washbasin and two hairdryers available. You'll never be queuing for a bathroom!
Outside: beautifully landscaped south and west-facing gardens all around, planted to lawns, lavender, mulberry & olive trees, jasmine archways and other Mediterranean planting. Totally private and not overlooked with wonderful views across to Grasse, small sea view over the hedge! Dining table & chairs in three areas around the gardens and a covered lounge-seating area in rear garden (good for smokers). For the active amongst us table tennis, boules (petanque) and badminton are available. Gardener comes weekly on Fridays. Secure parking in front for up to 4 cars.
Swimming pool: private and approximately 11x4 metres wide, 2m at deep and 1m at shallow end, ideal for doing lengths! Secured with alarm, can be heated to 27C during shoulder periods May-June and Sept-October, cover keeps the heat in. Pool man comes every Saturday. At least 6 sun loungers and various deckchairs available.
Internet: Wi-Fi available for your devices
Telephone: no landline available
Bed & bathroom linen: included in the rental, as are beach/pool towels.
Gas, electric & water: all included in the rental.
Winter heating: underfloor and included in the rental.
End-of-stay cleaning: included in the rental.
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.
Damage deposit: the owner requests a damage deposit of 1000 Euros by way of credit card, made with us in advance of arrival. This will be refunded at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: normally Saturday, however may be flexible outside of peak/high season.
Long weekend stays: possible here outside of peak/high seasons.
Pets: not permitted here, sorry.
Smoking: not permitted inside sorry, garden ok.
Supplementary services: the following may be arranged upon request, as a supplement: car service for transfers, additional cleaning/change of linen.
Environmental features: electric storage heater
About the local area
Local shops and restaurants can be found at nearby St Jacques (1.5km), including a poissonerie, boulangerie, deli, wine shop, boucherie, pharmacie, banks and Casino supermarket.
Local markets are also held in the nearby towns of Grasse, St. Cezaire-sur-Siagne, St Valier-de-Thiey, Antibes & Cannes.
Sporting activities in the area are abundant– there’s golf, tennis, horse riding, paragliding, rafting and all water sports at the beach; you’re also within the mountains and foothills of the Alpes Maritimes region here which make walking and cycling very popular. You can also go to Cannes for public swimming pools (indoor at Montfleury, outdoor at Grand Bleu).
Beaches can be found in the bay of Cannes about 15 km away. They're lovely and sandy, south or west facing and ideal for a day by the sea either picnicking or enjoying one of the many cafes and restaurants with sun loungers. For the sporty there's a great Nautical Base at Mandelieu-la-Napoule offering windsurfer’s, hobbiecats and cayaks etc.
The ski station of Greolieres-les-Neiges is just 47km away which makes for a great day out on the slopes; or for higher skiing Valberg, Isola 2000 and Auron are about 2 hour’s drive.
Getting around is easier if you have a car, however there are train and bus stations in the nearby town of Grasse.
Sightseeing is abundant here; you’re ideally placed to tour the mountains of the Alpes Maritime region. The nearest places of interest are the town of Grasse and its perfumeries, the perched medieval village of Gourdon (views to the sea quite breathtaking!), the cafes in the square at Valbonne, the town of Cannes and its “Croisette”, the artist towns of Vence and St Paul de Vence, the Grottes de St Cezaire, swimming at Lac St Cassien, Gorges du Verdon for canyoning, the hilltop villages of Tanneron and Cabris, the Bastide de St Antoine for beautiful food and setting and the village of Mougins for art and food.
Other entertainment includes the cafes and restaurants in Grasse, the casinos & nightlife of Cannes, the Marineland at Antibes and the peaceful relaxation of the countryside.
......another wonderful week at Les Oliviers - everything was perfect - we appreciated the better bed linen on our bed, nice towels - the fans in the rooms - the four new chairs to sit in outside - duck in the pool (thermometer!) the garden looked heaps better - everything there now looks so well looked after and the villa was very clean as always. Pool was lovely and 28 degrees so thank you. We were so lucky with the weather - blue skies and sunshine every day - no cloudy days so only went out for one day as we all love being at the villa! We noticed the planning for the extension but hopefully we will still be able to go next year? - please pencil us in for the week - Mrs F. from Kent, Sept 23 (6th visit).
The accommodation was excellent, enjoyed all the games available. The table tennis table didn't seem to have any bats and balls so we bought some and donated them. What a relief it was to deal with professionals again after several years of dodgy service from AirBnB and the like - Mr M. from Perth, Aug 23.
Another wonderful week spent at Les Oliviers - the villa is in great condition - superbly kitted out and feels much more loved again - the garden was looking great - the pool was warm - we put the cover on every night and it kept a steady 28 degrees which was great. All in all we couldn't fault it so a big thank you to the owner. We were spoilt with wonderful weather and visited our favourite haunts and ate in our favourite places. We tried not to use the wifi too much but my husband has to work for several hours every day - hopefully we didn't use too much. We saw Antonia briefly as we left so were able to thank her for the lovely clean villa. We would very much like to book again for next year...... - Mrs F. from Kent, Sept 22 (5th visit).
Lovely spacious villa, good sized bedrooms and good bathroom facilities. Lovely swimming pool and garden area. Very well equipped with household essentials. However, we felt air conditioning is a necessity for the future as the heat in the Villa and especially the bedrooms was almost unbearable at times, even with several fans going. The garden could also benefit from more regular mowing of the grass and general maintenance as it looked a bit overgrown in places. Also the dishwasher did not work very effectively and items often had to be re-washed. That said, this did not detract from our overall enjoyment and appreciation of the Villa and its stunning surroundings, and we would thoroughly recommend the property, albeit in the slightly cooler months of the year! - Mrs H. from Kent, Aug 22.
Peaceful and not overlooked. We were very happy with the location and the pool, but it didn`t completely feel like it was worth the money we paid. For the amount we paid we were expecting a few more 5* touches - Mrs D. from London, Aug 22.
We very much enjoyed Villa Oliviers and if we could not get to Maison Fleurie, this was a great alternative. Thank you for the suggestion. At least we are now used to the hot weather, but miss the lovely swimming pool outside! Fortunately, the south-eastern part of France seemed to be a little cooler than the south-western side - Mrs B. from London, June 2022.
What a joy it was to be back at Les Oliviers and to see the villa being loved and cared for – the pool was up to temperature all the time – we put the cover on every night so hopefully that helped but thank you. Lovely to see all the tiles mended in the pool – it was a joy to be in and the tiles round the outside all mended too. The new pergola is fantastic – we ate every meal there and with the big new umbrella were able to get shade for those that needed it! The lights for dinner are wonderful and new table and chairs very smart! The house had everything we needed – lovely new fan in the main bedroom and everything in the house worked a dream. The garden was looking great – the lawn had been mown before we arrived and he came on the Friday and mowed again – all looking so much better. All in all it was so lovely to see it back to life again – must have been a lot of hard work but it is a gem of a house and we very much hope to be able to be back again next year – we left counting the days until we could be back! With many thanks and very best wishes - Mrs F. from Kent, Sept 21 (4th visit)
Hi Paul, yes we back safe at home. We really enjoyed our vacation and the villa was so awesome :) We keep your contact for next year. Thank`s for your services - Mr T. from France, Aug 21.
La maison est conforme à sa description, les nombreuses terrasses vous permettront de petit déjeuner à l’ombre le matin et de dejeuner et dîner face à la piscine, dont la taille est idéale. Quant à l espace nuit, les chambres sont spacieuses et fonctionnelles. La résidence est quant à elle sécurisée, Le wifi est assez capricieux, mais on va dire que ça nous permet de se couper du reste ! Maison Idéale pour une famille - Mme C. from France, Aug 2020.
Very secluded although other villas were quite close we weren`t overlooked at all. Spacious, very clean and well equipped inside and out. Lovely pool. excellent service thank you! - Mr D. from London, August 18
Great villa, secure, lots of space, great layout, lovely location, only really let down by lack of Air Conditioning and very poor internet. Great location with nice views. Easy access to lots of Riviera tourist spots. I found the website to be excellent and provided the correct level of information - Mr L. from Guernsey, August 18