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Stunning Historic Stone Farmhouse with Seaview, Heated Pool, sleeps 10



Updated: 13-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Perched on a hill overlooking Nice, historic stone farmhouse with lovely views of the Mediterranean and surrounding hills. The property faces south & is seated on a very old olive grove on an acre of land. Originally a Roman watchtower, our entirely renovated 'mas Provençal' was built in several stages over the centuries, and is steeped with character & charm. The house is an ideal family holiday home, with lots of outdoor and indoor space, including a big heatable swimming pool, a swing set, fruit trees (including delicious figs in August), a ping pong table and barbecue. The garden is perfectly safe for children & the land is protected by a wall and intercom for visitors. Tennis courts are 5 minutes away 7 the seaside is just 15 minutes down the road. Lots of mountain hiking and climbing too. Please ask for complete set of pictures.

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About the Owner

Edgar Montana
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2017

About Edgar Montana

Hi, I'm an american artist, living in France for the past 35 years with my wife and family.

Edgar Montana purchased this villa in 1998

Why Edgar Montana chose Nice

Tons of character and charm, in a lovely setting, shaded by hundred year old olive and cypress trees.

What makes this villa unique

Beautiful setting with view of the sea, heated pool, a unique historic stone farmhouse dating back to the roman period, including genuine medieval fireplaces.

15 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Incredible Villa and Property

  • 5 of 5

This incredible villa fit our family perfectly. We had 8 adults, 2 toddlers and 2 babies. There was plenty of room to spread out especially with the large property and pool. The villa was clean and the beds were comfortable. We also appreciated the cribs and high chair. We loved the gorgeous view of Nice and the Sea. It was a wonderful place to base out of to do day trips to old town Nice and all the surrounding villages. We had an fantastic trip! Thank you Edgar and Catherine for letting us stay in your amazing Villa!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house with such character, kids welcome!

  • 5 of 5

Our large family stayed in this incredible farmhouse for a week in August 2016 and our only regret was that we didn't stay longer.

The house has such character, is well facilitated and is full of charm. We all fell in love with the house and grounds and felt so at home there.

Edgar was extremely warm and friendly while we organised the trip for a family wedding nearby. We brought young children and Edgar made extra effort to supply cots and high chairs.

The swimming pool had a fence that could be fastened when not in use so it was safe for the kids - though they were rarely out of it!!

Honestly one of the best holidays we have ever had thanks to the helpful host and wonderful property. We hope to come back again some day.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic house with pickturesque view

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely great place with the most fantastic view over Nice and the Mediterranean Sea.

We were two families - kids from 7 - 18 years - in total ten persons and at no time we felt it being crowded. The pool is Perfect and the garden has plenty of Space for kids to play, petanque, tabletennis ect.

We will return one day for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumlage und Traumblick

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben im Juli hier 2 wundervolle Wochen verbracht. Das Haus bietet alles, was man mit 3 Familien braucht, der große Garten und der Pool sind perfekt zum entspannen oder für die Kinder zum Spielen. Das Areal ist abgeschlossen, so dass wir die Kinder immer mit gutem Gewissen aus den Augen lassen konnten. Was aus den Bildern nicht ghervorgeht ist der traumhafte Blick aus Küche und oberem Schlafzimmer. Man ist in 5 min mit dem Auto beim Park and Rail Parkplatz und kann stressfrei mit der Straßenbahn nach Nizza fahren. Bäcker und Restaurants sind fussläufig erreichbar. Edgar und seine Frau sind sehr gastfreundlich und sofort zur Stelle wenn etwas nicht passt/funktioniert. Einziger Wehrmutstropfen ist die Straße vor dem Haus, die man zwar nicht sieht aber aus dem unteren Schlafzimmer manchmal hört, da wir aber aus der Großstadt kommen, hat uns das nicht weiter gestört.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks in this house located in a gated residential area in the hills above Nice. Dating from the 15th-17th centuries, the house and grounds were beautiful. The view of the city and the sea were spectacular especially from the top of the tower. With so many things to do in the area there were days when we just stayed home to enjoy the pool and garden. The owners, Edgar and Catherine were of great help, both in person and on the phone. There are several excellent restaurants about 1 km. from the house.

I highly recommend this property.

Note, a car is essential but the best way to go into Nice is via the tram located about 3 km down the hill.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We just spend 1 week in this wonderful house. Even better is the garden and pool area which is just perfect for kids and to relax. The owner is very friendly and supportive. The house was very clean. One day a toilet was broken and fixed the same day. Perfect service! The place is up the hill and in my opinion requires a car. Scenic view over Nice and the ocean! We will definitely come back if we plan to visit Nice again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Tons of character and charm, in a lovely setting, shaded by hundred year old olive and cypress trees.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice Cote d'Azur at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : L’Autobus at 0.8 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Nice at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Nice Golf Club at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Nice at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Exit 54 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chez Simon at 0.4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Isola 2000 at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Promenade des Anglais at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

Our farmhouse is located on a quiet, wooded suburban hill in Nice, overlooking the city and the Mediterranean. Downtown Nice is 10 minutes away and the Beaches 15 minutes away. Easy access to the towns up and down the coast, including Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, and Italy (35 minutes).

Other Activities: Monaco Gran Prix, Cannes Film Festival, Nice Carnaval, Rolex Masters Tennis Tournament

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
10 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
23 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
12 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
27 Aug 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note that our low season rates start at 1500 euros/week for smaller parties comprising only 2 persons, and are calculated upward toward 2500 euros/week depending on the number of persons in your party.

Rental price includes linens, utilities, local telephone and final cleaning of the house.

Shorter stays (3-night minimum) are available during the low season on a pro-rata basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 13-Jun-2017


From the Owner

Beautiful setting with view of the sea, heated pool, a unique historic stone farmhouse dating back to the roman period, including genuine medieval fireplaces.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cots & high chairs provided if necessary.


  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Lovely verandah and wooded garden, many olive and cypress trees, with Teak furniture for dining and relaxing in the garden and around the pool.