Close to the old town of Saint-Jeannet and in a wonderfully peaceful location, this charming rustic two-bedroom villa has private pool and lovely views over the Cote d’Azur! Set within large gardens, the house opens onto a large sunny terrace plus a further shaded area for dining – it’s a place of real calmness and serenity.
Built by the owner’s father in the 1960s, using stones from the land on which it’s built, the house is full of charm and simple but welcoming. The neighbourhood is quiet, and thanks to the size of the garden the nearby road isn’t disturbing.
Over 100 sq metres in size, it comprises bright living/dining room, independent kitchen, utility area, two double bedrooms, one shower room, independent WC, large dining terrace, extensive gardens all around, private swimming pool and parking for numerous cars. In the summer thick walls and window shutters help to keep it nice and cool.
Accessible by foot on a Roman road, the perched village of Saint-Jeannet is typically Provencal and attractive, and there are great restaurants with many local products (cheese, wine, olive oil). Just 10-20 minutes by car and you’ll find yourself in the delightful towns of Gattieres, Vence and St Paul-de-Vence, and the city and airport of Nice are just a 30-minute drive. Nearby access to the A8 autoroute will have you touring the whole of the Cote d’Azur, from Monaco to St Tropez!
The villa has a maximum occupancy of 4 people (plus babies) and would be perfect for a family or group of friends.
Living room: accessed via small entrance hall and traditionally furnished with sofa & armchairs, TV (French/English/German) & DVD player and corner office area. French windows all around, opening to the terraces and gardens, enable light to pour in; and there's beautiful original features like fireplace, beamed ceilings and tiled floor.
Dining room: combined within the living room with large table and 6 chairs.
Kitchen: in traditional style with oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, kettle and filter coffee machine.
Utility room: in basement with washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board.
Bedrooms: up a couple of steps, the master has king-size bed (160cm wide), fitted wardrobes and doors to balcony overlooking the front gardens. The other has double bed (140cm), fitted wardrobe and views over the rear.
Bathrooms: just outside the bedrooms, with large shower area and washbasin, plus there's an independent WC. Hairdryer available
Outside: gardens all around laid to lawns, Mediterranean plants like bougainvillea and jasmine and many old oaks. Large sunny terrace stretches the length of the villa and further shaded terrace to the side with dining table, chairs and charcoal barbeque. Parking for numerous cars.
Swimming pool: a vital asset in the summer, keeping children and adults entertained for hours and ideal for cooling and splashing about. With security barrier and gate for children and depths of between 0.80 and 1.8m. Deckchairs available.
Internet: Wi-Fi available for your devices.
Baby facilities: necessary to take your own travel cot, or please ask about local hire.
Bed & bathroom linen: included in the rental.
Gas, electric & water: all included in the rental.
Winter heating: 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 500 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: flexible.
Long weekend stays: not possible here - sorry.
Pets: permitted upon request - please ask for details.
Smoking: not permitted inside sorry, however outside is ok.
About the local area
Local shops, boulangerie, restaurants, pharmacy and small supermarket can be found just 1.5km away in St Jeannet’s commercial centre. In addition, just 20 minutes on foot there’s the charming perched village of St Jeannet, where you'll find a further choice of restaurants – from here you can also take in the superb views over the whole of the Cote d’Azur and down to the sea. For a wider variety the towns of Vence and Gattieres are just 5km away and a drive down to Nice is only about half an hour.
Local markets are held in St Jeannet on Wednesday & Saturdays and the old town of Vence, Tourettes-sur-Loup and also in Nice. Here you can choose from an array of olives, cheese, vegetables, flowers and fresh produce. There is also a great antiques market held in Nice on a Monday.
Sporting activities in the area are abundant– there is rock-climbing, fishing, horse riding, paragliding, tennis, water sports, sailing, diving and of course the beaches. You are also in very close proximity to the mountains and hills of the Alpes Maritimes region here, which makes walking and cycling very popular.
Beaches can be found just 15km away at Cagnes-sur-Mer, where the promenade has recently been renewed and is ideal for walking, jogging, cycling, rollerblading and just generally taking in the sea views. There is also a small sailing base here offering catamarans and windsurfers.
The ski station of Greoliere is just 45 minutes by car plus Valberg, Isola and Auron are between 1-2 hour’s drive, if you fancy a couple of days winter sports!
Getting around is easy - for buses to Vence there’s a stop about 2km away and for trains (which have a great network along the coast) the nearest station can be found 15km in St Laurent-du-Var. A car however is recommended here.
Sightseeing is endless; the nearest places of interest are the old town of Vence; the Matisse chapel in Vence; the art galleries of St Paul-de-Vence; the pretty villages of Carros and Tourettes-sur-Loup; the perched village of Gourdon; the town and perfumeries of Grasse; the city and “Promenade des Anglais” of Nice; the port of Nice; the beaches and old town of Antibes; the sea life park Marineland and water theme park Aquasplash near Antibes.
Other entertainment includes exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, cinema, wine tasting, the many art galleries, watching the French ‘joie de vivre’ and boules in the square, or just good old relaxing on the terrace!