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Luxury Villa with Private Pool sleeps 10. With 2 lounges and 2 kitchens

Bedrooms 5
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet


About the property

Villa in Vence, Cote D'Azur, South of France - Situated in the Hills above Nice

The house and gardens are in excellent condition throughout and have been recently completely refurbished. Villa Mes Nuits Blanches was constructed in the local style about 40 years ago for a local baker and his family (hence the name) and is approximately 5 minutes drive from the centre of the town in a semi rural area with lovely views of the old town and the surrounding hills. The house had been built with a separate apartment on the ground floor which now has been integrated into the villa by internal and external staircases and makes it very suitable for two families as there are two fully fitted kitchens, one up and one down. UK SKY television upstairs and downstairs. All premium Sky channels available upstairs on SKY+ and All Sky Freeview channels in the downstairs apartment. Wireless Broadband internet access available free of charge.

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About The Owner

The property is owned by Phil and Claire Chesworth. We live in the West Midlands, England with our two adult children. Both of us work although we are finding it harder to return to the UK each time we visit our villa.

Why The Owner chose Vence

Year purchased: 2005. We have had many holidays in the area before deciding Vence was that special place where we wanted to buy somewhere. We chose the area because of its central location on the French Riviera - 50 minutes East to the Italian border and 50 minutes West to St Tropez plus everything in between to explore or even inland into Provence. There are may great marina's beaches, cafe bars and restaurants in the area. Plus Nice airport is so convenient, being only a 20 minutes drive away.

What makes this unique

The property is three to four minutes drive from the centre of the old historic town on Vence with its pretty, narrow streets and some fabulous restaurants. So with our location you can be sight seeing and enjoying the bustling town or relaxing around the pool in perfect tranquility. The large private pool is 14x7m and is not over looked. There are parasols, loungers, and pool towels provided.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Best holiday we have ever had. Very peaceful and private property just minutes from the centre of Vence. We would highly recommend.

Julie and Gary Ross, July 2008
May 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Vence in Alpes-Maritimes

Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • House bathroom with bath, toilet and shower Bedroom 1: En-suite shower room with vanity basin and toilet Bedrooms 2&3: En-suite shower rooms, basins and toilets Cloakroom with WC and basin Separate toilet downstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king-size double bed with en suite. Bedroom 2 king-size double bed with en suite. Bedroom 3 king-size double bed with en suite. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 with twin beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Very suitable for children. Electric swimming pool cover. High quality fans in all bedrooms, barbeque, 8 teak sunbeds. Please visit our website link at the bottom of this page for much more information and availability. The downstairs apartment is suitable for wheelchair access. Outside: Swimming Pool: The large swimming pool measures 14m x7m and is 1m deep at the shallow end. It is fitted with an automatic cleaner and electronic ioniser which is much gentler on the skin than chlorine. It is maintained weekly by our gardener. There are 8 teak sun loungers and several large parasols for use by the pool. Terrace: The south-facing terrace has a teak table and chairs to seat 10 under a covered awning and a large barbecue. Gardens: The well-established gardens of approximately 3/4 acre have many olive trees and fruit trees including lemon, orange, grapefruit, fig, apple and pear and there are many shaded areas in which to relax. There is also a boule court. *Please note To meet the new safety regulations in France we have installed an electric pool cover. Utility Room: With large washing machine and two dryers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen provided. House cleaned once a week. Other: Downstairs lounge/kitchen bar with Sky TV. Doors onto the terrace.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Stunning villa, Perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived at the villa we were amazed at the size, and gorgeous exterior. Upon opening and entering we were blown away by the high quality decor and the detailing in every room. The living room being my favourite room of the house, down to the cleanliness and size. Being a family of 8 it was nice to have some seperate space with the upstairs and downstairs both having kitchen and living areas. The pool and garden areas were just stunning the pictures speak for themselves, even though the pool was a salt water pool it is nothing like the sea, you can barely taste the salt and the temperature of the pool is perfect!! Especially when it is so hot outside.

The location of the villa was great, within 20-30 minutes drive of big towns nice, cannes etc and then 10 mins to the train station to visit the likes of monaco and towns further afield. Even closer you have the smaller less touristy but typical french towns Vence, St Paul De Vence, Tourettes etc - all definitely worth a visit as they are gorgeous. The villa is perfectly located for days out, we took part in canyoning with les geckos at 'Gorges de loup' 30 minutes from the villa, and also took part in lake sports at 'lac de st cassien' an hour away.

All in all, this villa is perfect for whether you want to lay around the pool all day, or explore the gorgeous french riviera, i definitely hope to return one day! Thankyou!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful property enjoying idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

A superb villa perfectly placed to explore the incomprable cote d'azure. Set in lovely gardens with pool to relax after a busy day visiting St Tropez or Monaco, the spacious accommodation is fully equipped to satisfy your every need, including sky TV if you need a sport fix! Looking forward to our next visit already and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best villa ever!

  • 5 of 5

The owner provided very detailed instructions in advance of my visit and I was absolutely bowled over on arrival as to how beautiful and immaculate this villa is, inside and out. It is only about 30 minutes by car from Nice airport and Vence itself is only about a 5 minutes drive away. I especially loved the views from the gardens and pool area which overlook the beautiful medieval town of Vence. I would definitely recommend this villa to absolutely everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely holiday with family and friends, plenty of room in large villa with large gardens and pool. Lots of visits to Vence town for family meals and days out to Nice and Monaco. Definitely will be returning. Owner very helpful with supplying directions from the airport and suggestions of places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Luxurious villa in outstanding location!

  • 5 of 5

The best luxurious property you could ever wish for in the most beautiful location. I would recommend to all. Facilities, cleanliness and grounds all perfectly maintained. We have already planned to book for 2017.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Immaculate and superbly situated!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful family holiday with our two older children and their respective partners, and our two teenagers (who we repeatedly tried to lose/sell but to no avail). The teens loved the wifi and the pool, the older 'lovebirds' appreciated the separate 'apartment' layout, and I appreciated the artistic inspiration!

The area is steeped in art history and you can't visit a gallery in any of the nearby towns without being wowed by signed Chagall's, Picasso's, Monet (Antibes), Paul Signac (St Tropez), Pierre Bonard, Henri Matisse's! Lots of originals and limited edition prints for the art collectors too!

Matisse spent 40 years in Nice from 1917, interrupted only by a 6 yr stay in Vence from 1943 to 1949 where he decorated the Chapelle du Rosier! Check it out if you can - it's very unusual and very close to the villa!

My only regret is that I couldn't fit my easel and paints into my suitcase (easyjet allowance = toiletry bag 'v' painting kit. Vanity won!) However, I managed to take a sketchbook and spent every day sketching during refreshment breaks whilst sight seeing, and family doodles round the pool! I will definitely look to come back with like minded arty folk to fully appreciate the culture and hope to knock out a few paintings to do it justice!


Take mosi repellent and bite relief - they love a sneaky nibble on the veranda!

Hire a car! You will struggle to get around otherwise though there seemed to be lots of taxi firms advertised.

Food is expensive in the supermarkets! But there is plenty of choice. We ate out maybe 5 or 6 times, but the kitchen is brilliantly equipped for eating in!

Don't limit yourself to the towns - we went Canyoning* in the Alps (about a 45 minute drive away) and the scenery was breathtaking!

*Canyoning involves getting kitted out in a rubber suit and throwing yourself down waterfalls, and off high ledges into innocent looking pools of doom! As designated photographer for the day I fully recommend it!

Thank you for giving us the best holiday in a long time! We will treasure the memories forever and hope to be allowed back sometime soon!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Juan Les Pins
Car: recommended


Situated in the hills above Nice, about 20 minutes from the airport. Vence is a centre of the flower growing industry, with small flower markets held several times a week in the charming square. The pedestrianised old town is a maze of narrow streets with many artisan shops, bars, cafes & restaurants. The beaches of Nice & Cannes are within easy reach as are the hill top villages of St Paul de Vence & Tourettes, with many art galleries and museums associated with the artists of Provence.


20 minutes from Nice Airport. Car hire recommended.


Centre of Vence, Cite Historique, 5 mins by car. St Paul de Vence 10 mins by car. Nice - Promenade D'Anglais 25 minutes, Antibes 40 minutes, Monaco 50 minutes. Cannes 50 minutes, St Tropex 1 hour.

Further Details:

There are three supermarkets in Vence and a local Boulangerie. There are many restaurants in and around Vence.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday in Vence, Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2018
6 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
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
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
We ask for a £500 refundable security bond to cover any accidental damage or breakages etc. This is refunded after the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day - Saturday. All linen provided. Maids attend each weekend.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Other weeks please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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