This modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with private pool & (bedroom) air-conditioning has stunning views over the bay, Cannes and beyond to the Iles de Llerins. Perfectly located in an elevated position in the hills, it’s just 1km back down to the many shops and cafes of Mandelieu-la-Napoule.
Approximately 120 sq.m in size it comprises living area with open fireplace, dining room extension, open-plan kitchen, study, utility, three bedrooms (two with balconies), two bathrooms, two independent WC’s, very large covered terrace area, beautifully landscaped gardens of 200sq.m, private swimming pool and parking for two cars. Air conditioning in the bedrooms and traditional window shutters, help to keep it lovely and cool in the summer.
In a gated domain of just 19 villas, it’s just 5-10 minutes by car to the charming village of La Napoule with its ports, sandy beaches and restaurants. A short drive around the bay and you'll soon find yourself in the famous town of Cannes. Great for those wanting a comfortable base for relaxing, but also close to the sea and inland towns like Mougins and Grasse. The town of Mandelieu itself offers direct access to the A8 autoroute, so touring the whole Cote d’Azur couldn’t be easier.
It has a maximum occupancy of 4 adults and 2 children and would be perfect for a family or small group of friends (small children must be able to swim please).
Living room: one large open-plan room with windows across front, great views over garden and sea! Tastefully furnished with sofas & chairs, set around fireplace and TV (French), dining table & six chairs and doors out to large covered terrace, pool and garden.
Kitchen: modern and open-plan with gas/electric hob, extractor, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, kettle & toaster.
Utility room: with washing machine, dryer, additional fridge & freezer, iron & ironing board.
Other rooms: a study/office room downstairs adjacent to kitchen.
Bedrooms: three in total, all upstairs. Principal has king-size bed (160cm wide), walk-in wardrobe, ensuite bathroom and doors to balcony with superb views. Others have two x single beds (or 180 cm king when placed together) and fitted wardrobes, one with doors to balcony. For summer months air conditioning and shutters on windows.
Bathrooms: two in total upstairs, plus independent WC on each floor. Ensuite has over-bath shower, washbasin & WC; independent shower room has walk-in shower and washbasin. Hairdryer available
Outside: south-east facing garden with lawn, mediterranean planting and superb views; fabulous covered terrace to side with comfy lounge seating, dining table & chairs and gas barbeque. Area to other side has small table & chairs, great for evening sun. Private parking for two cars directly outside.
Swimming pool: private, 8 x 5 metres, cascading, oval-shaped and secured with alarm.
Internet: available here via Wi-Fi.
Telephone: calls within France available.
Baby facilities: none here, but please ask about local hire companies.
Bed & bathroom linen: included in rental; pool towels also available.
Gas, electric & water: all included in rental.
Winter heating: central and included in rental.
End-of-stay cleaning: included in 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 made with Joie de Vivre, by way of credit card guarantee. This will be released at the end of the stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: flexible.
Long weekend stays: not possible sorry.
Pets: not accepted, sorry.
Smoking: not permitted inside, sorry.
Supplementary services: none available
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!