This modern 3 bedroom villa with private pool has stunning views over the surrounding Esterel Mountains, and down towards the sea. It’s perfectly located in an elevated position in the hills near to Cannes, yet just 1km back down to the many shops and cafes in the town of Mandelieu-la-Napoule.
The villa comprises of a large living/dining area, open-plan kitchen, utility area, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two independent WC’s, a large dining terrace, beautifully landscaped gardens, private swimming pool and parking for one medium-sized car. Air conditioning units in the two upstairs bedrooms and window shutters help keep it lovely and cool in the summer.
In a small gated domain of recently built houses, it’s just 5-10 minutes by car down to the old village of La Napoule with its marinas, sandy beaches and restaurants. A short drive around the bay and you'll soon find yourself in the port and town of Cannes. It’s great for those wanting a comfortable base for relaxing, but also close to the sea and inland villages. The town of Mandelieu offers direct access onto the A8 AutoRoute, so touring the whole Cote d’Azur coastline couldn’t be easier.
It has a maximum occupancy of 6 people (plus babies) and would be perfect for a family or group of friends (but no organised parties please).
Living room: is one great big open-plan room, with windows across the front giving great views across to the hills! It’s tastefully furnished with sofa, armchairs, coffee table, dining table & six chairs and has a large TV (French) and DVD player. The doors open out onto the large pergola-covered terrace, with gardens and pool below.
Kitchen: modern and open-plan with gas hob, large extractor hood, electric oven, large fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, kettle, toaster and microwave.
Utility: washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board in the garage. Drying rails available.
Bedrooms: three in total, two on the first floor and one on the ground. The master bedroom has double bed, fitted wardrobes & drawers and doors leading out onto lovely balcony with superb views. Great place to watch the sunset with a glass of rosé! The other first floor bedroom also has double bed, fitted wardrobes & drawers. The third bedroom is located off the living room, with double bed, drawers and hanging, plus French doors out onto the main terrace. For the warmer summer months there are air conditioning units in both upstairs bedrooms and floor-standing fans for the downstairs rooms.
Bathrooms: two bathrooms both located upstairs, and two independent WC’s one on each floor. The master bedroom has an en-suite, with over-bath shower and washbasin; the independent shower room opposite the other bedroom has shower cubicle and washbasin.
Outside: the villa’s located in a small modern domain of private residences, all enclosed with electric gates. Parking for one medium-size family car directly outside the house (no large vehicles please as parking here is tight). It has south-facing terrace and gardens, totally enclosed and planted with small lawn and beautiful Mediterranean flowers. The large terrace is superb, with comfortable lounge seating area, parasols, long dining table with 6 chairs, gas barbeque and fantastic views!
Swimming pool: is private, oval-shaped and secured for children with an alarm. There are 4 sun loungers with mattresses, perfect for sunbathing and reading a book!
Internet: connection available here via Wi-Fi.
Telephone: not available here but you could always make calls through the Wi-Fi.
Baby facilities: baby cot available upon request.
Bed & bathroom linen: is included in the rental cost.
Gas, electric & water: all included in the rental cost.
Winter heating: included in the rental cost.
End-of-stay cleaning: included in the rental cost. However please note that if taking pets the owner requests a supplement of 50 Euros, paid in cash upon arrival.
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 that a damage deposit of 1000 Euros be made with Joie de Vivre, by way of a credit card. This will be released at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: normally a Saturday in July/August and flexible at other times of year. Two week minimum stays during the low season.
Long weekend stays: not possible here sorry.
Pets: some are accepted upon request, please enquire with us before making a reservation.
Smoking: not permitted inside this property – sorry.
Supplementary services: the owner is able to arrange the following services for you, as a supplement: additional cleaning.
Environmental features: communal recycling facilities
About the local area
Local shops, restaurants, banks & supermarkets can be found just 1km downhill in the local town of Mandelieu. There's also a very large ‘Geant’ supermarket and shopping mall a little further away, offering just about everything you will need! A further selection of shops, boulangeries and restaurants can be found in the nearby coastal village of La Napoule. There's also a good selection of restaurants around the Port of La Napoule (including the famous Relais & Chateau Oasis) and in the surrounding coastal towns of Cannes and Theoule-sur-Mer.
Local markets are held in nearby Mandelieu and La Napoule, plus in Cannes you'll find a daily huge covered-market which offers an array of fish, vegetables and fresh local produce.
Sporting activities in the area are abundant – the main activity here is golf as there is both a 9 and 18 hole golf course (visitors welcome!); there’s also tennis, plus all the aquatic sports like sailing, diving, fishing, jet skis and water skiing. You’re also in very close proximity to the mountains and hills of the Esterel region here, which makes walking, cycling and horse riding very popular.
Beaches you'll find a long stretch of superb, sandy beaches just a short drive away, running right around the bay from La Napoule to Cannes. The beaches in front of the seaside village of Theoule-sur-Mer are also sandy, beautifully kept and offer great views across the bay to Cannes. Snack kiosks and showers are available on most beaches.
The ski stations of Greoliere, Valberg, Isola 2000 and Auron are between 1 and 2 hour’s drive away if you fancy a couple of days winter sports!
Getting around, a car is really a necessity from here, but once in the town of Mandelieu-la-Napoule, you have a good bus and train service with a great network along the coast and further inland. From here you can travel in either direction, to Cannes, Nice & Monaco or the other way to St Raphael.
Sightseeing is endless; you have the famous town of Cannes and its old town ‘Le Suquet’; the Port of Cannes; the designer shops in Cannes on the ‘Croisette’; boat trips out to the nearby ‘Isles de Lerins’; the charming hilltop village of Mougins; the fabulous coastal road and ‘red rock’ mountains of the Esterel; the Château de la Napoule; the amazing Gorge de Verdon; daytrips to St Raphael, Saint Tropez & Monaco; and lots lots more!
Other entertainment includes shopping, the casinos & nightlife of Cannes, cinemas, festivals, wine tasting, helicopter rides, the Festival du Mimosa in February or just good old relaxing on the beach!
Excellent stay in this magnificent villa of the laurels of the Golden Islands domain. The villa is very pretty with a splendid view over the bay of Mandelieu. We made good use of the beautiful pool that was deep enough for some dives. The villa is very nice with all you need for comfort. The dining room and the living room are well appointed and the unshut kitchen is very functional, the bedrooms are large with enough storage space, the mattresses are comfortable. We thank the Norwegian owners for decorating all the rooms. Finally, we would particularly like to thank Paul Rhodes for his listening, reactivity, professionalism and humor, Susan for her warm welcome on our arrival, her good mood and punctuality which allowed us to leave on time on Saturday and of course her small Anglo-Belgian accent (^ _ ^) - Mr C. from France, August 21.
Arrived safely after enjoying "black Saturday" on the road. It is good to thereafter enjoy the great house with an astonishing view! Susan instructed us well. Thanks for prepping all of this! We are very happy and satisfied with the services of JdV, but especially with yours and Susan`s personal inputs. That really gave us a good feeling of being welcome and appreciated. If I can help you out in any way to get introduced in The Netherlands I’m happy to see if I can assist you with that - Mr N. from the Netherlands, July 21.
Accommodation was exactly what we expected. Arrival service and Danny`s quick turn around on the repair of the dish washer were appreciated. The best features were the terrace and pool. Umbrellas and the pool furniture pillows were "tired" and partially broken in the case of the umbrellas (owner is addressing) - Mr F. from Germany, Aug 20.
Séjour agréable, villa sympathique dans un lotissement sécurisé avec une vue magnifique. Le seul petit bémol : le bruit de l autoroute assez présent. Mme V. from France, Aug 2020.
The views and nice pool were the best features. The 3rd bedroom was an add on (part of garage) and air con in this room would have made things much more comfortable (electric fans are available) - Mrs W. from Somerset, Aug 19.
Spacious living area and great outdoor space. The outdoor area and the view was the best feature. Paul was helpful, informative and very knowledgeable about the local area which is stunning! - Mrs M. from Hampshire, June 2019.
Hello Paul, just to say that we had a super time at the villa which was beautiful! Absolutely superb. The best feature was the outdoor dining area, gardens and pool - which stayed at a perfect temperature till midnight!.....we visited one of the villages you recommended – Mougins – wonderful with a fabulous museum of classical art. Thank you so much for the recommendation. A first class experience and we hope to come back next year. With best wishes - Dr C. from West Yorkshire, July 18
....the best feature of the accommodation was the views from the house, the garden and the house itself. Very comfortable, however it would be a bonus to be able to get BBC news for English speaking visitors. The assistance we received from the neighbour and (local rep) Sue was excellent - Mr M. from New South Wales, Australia, May 18.
A nice house, in a private, secured residence/area, very calm, excepting the motorway far away. A very kind host, a nice collegue for checkin- and out! Just not good the problem with the heating, which I hope will be solved soon as it is not always very hot in Cannes. But all in one the house is recomendable to someone who knows the area! - Mr R. from Germany, March 18
......we were happy with the accommodations and your assistance. Will recommend JDV :) - Mr B. from Denmark July 17.
We love it. Back 3 years in a row so that says it all. The pool, the view and the location were the best features, in that order. We deal with Paul Rhodes and he provides all the information we need. It is our 3rd time so we are now quite familiar - from Ms E.D. from London, June 2017
Excellent excellent excellent we will be back next year. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs T. from Thames Ditton , July 2016
Great  (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - from Mr S. from Antrim, August 2016.
This is our second consecutive year there and we will go again. Great location, close to everything, very well equipped villa. The kitchen is well equipped and that"s important for us. The walk down the hill to the bread shop was lovely and the beach is so close and parking is always available. Cannes is a short drive away and getting to other places around is easy. We love this place. It is perfect for our family of 3 (11 year old boy was not bored). We were in the pool most afternoons until 7-8pm. Julian is always available if we have questions and is very helpful. Great accommodation. Highly recommended. Recommend a car for convenience. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Ms ED. from London, May 2016.
Fabulous! The view from the villa will live with me for ever (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Dr H. from West Midlands, August 2015.
Excellent, lovely clean pool and terrace. Villa had everything you could want and nicely presented (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied, Paul Rhodes was very helpful and so was our contact in France. We were able to get into the villa earlier than expected and the local rep was waiting for us at the villa - Mr J. from Denbighshire, August 2015.
Very good, it was nice to have washing up, washing and cleaning products in the property as well as pool towels. Property clean and outside it was very well cared for. It would have been nice to have had the option of two pillows per person on the beds. Great to have the air conditioning newly installed! (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs H. from Stockton on Tees, July 2015.
......very happy with the accommodation and overall service received (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Ms P. from London, Aug 13.
Very good, very hot though, the only thing I would suggest is air con or at least a fan in each bedroom The local rep Julian was very good  (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs C. from Surrey, Aug 13.
Lovely villa, excellent standard. Please pass our thanks on to the owners. It was a real "home from home". Could do with a few more fans in the rooms - should really have one per bedroom. Also, a visitors book so that we can all write in it - every other villa we"ve stayed in has one, and it would be interesting for the owners. Loved the place! We hope to be back!! (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - very easy to deal with, very helpful, and would definitely recommend. - Mr D. from South Gloucestershire, Aug 2013.
......nice place to stay, marvelous vendor. extreme friendly and helpful!!!!!! (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mr F. from Germany, March 13.
A well fitted out property with everything you would expect. Nice and clean everywhere as well. Thanks Paul, we had a great time, and may well like to rent this place again sometime in the future. Kind regards (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs LR from Bucks, March 15.
Very clean. Julian a good local agent. Property a bit tired in places - outside seat covers especially. IPod docking station would also be useful for music as poor local TV channels (French) (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied, very happy with service from Paul and local agent Julian - Mr A. from London, July 2014.
top class accommodation. first week was very hot so could have benefited with some air conditioning. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mr  R. from Co. Antrim, Sept 2013.