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Villa With Pool And Stunning Panoramic Views Of Riviera Coast

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Space 2,938 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Nr. Vence, Cote d'Azur - Exceptionally Beautiful and Secluded Natural Setting in Private Forest.

The villa is situated in 20 acres of private woodland within a large "inconstructible" green zone. It occupies a secluded beauty spot long known in the village as 'Le Paradis'. It is appoached by its own paved drive. The privacy, beauty and natural seclusion of the setting are exceptional, with stunning views of the Riviera coast from Nice to Cannes. On some days, Corsica and Elba can be seen. The local village is one of the prettiest in France, comparable to Saint Paul de Vence, but less overrun by tourists. (A former owner of the property was Monsieur Pathe of Pathe Cinema. It was he who constructed the cave and the 'bassin' to make use of the spring water. And it was his company, Pathe Cinema, which produced the film 'Les Enfants du Paradis'.)

Michael Whitehead
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 September, 2017

About Michael Whitehead

The property is owned jointly by my wife and me. I am a British expatriate, who has spent his career working as a regional manager for different airlines, mainly in Asia.

Michael Whitehead purchased this villa in 1990

Why Michael Whitehead chose Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

When it was time for us to get a foot on the property ladder, squatters were still a problem for absentee owners of UK property. So my wife and I drove from Rome to Madrid looking for a place to buy in Europe. We were most favourably impressed by the Cote d'Azur, which at that time was the most expensive place in Europe to buy property. We could afford only a very small place near Valbonne. When our family grew too big for it and it was time to move on, the estate agent asked if we would like to buy again in the same region. Based on what our friends had bought, I told them that the only property that would interest us was 1 hectare of land above Tourrettes-sur-Loup. The agents then found our property with 8 hectares and the unbeatable view of the coast, Cannes to Monte Carlo.

What makes this villa unique

There is something very relaxing living in a property which is completely secluded in its own forest, surrounded by forest and cliff, breathing in the pure fresh air from the surrounding trees, and looking down on the Mediterranean coastline from Monte Carlo to Cannes. There are many properties in this area which are much more expensive, but hardly any have the same amount of land and the same degree of privacy and in such a natural setting.

The local village Tourrettes-sur-Loup is as pretty as Saint Paul de Verce, but without its busloads of tourists. There is a very wide choice of things to do in this famous holiday region, and they are easily accessible. But you may find it is best to stay at home, and enjoy the unique beauty of this unusual place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Michael

we had the most amazing week in your vila and it was absolutely perfect!

Oct/Nov 2012 tenant

Firstly thank you so much - we had a wonderful time. The place was even more beautiful that I remembered from my last visit. Your local agent and cleaner we great. Very satisfied. I'm sure to be back! April 2013 tenant

Hi Michael

Thanks for your email and yes we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Paradis. I do not normally use clichés but it was exactly as per the label but more. What amazing views and the house was superb. I had the advantage of having the whole house to myself for the first week, apart from the dog of course, what a way to cool out as they say! May 2013 tenant

Just to let you know we had a fantastic time in your villa the family thought it was great just what we wanted.

June 2013 tenant

Thank you, we had a very pleasent stay at your wonderfull house. July 2013 tenant from Denmark

Still recovering, but we all had a wonderful stay at Le Paradis. July/August 2013 tenant

Many thanks for a super stay at Le Paradis. ……

Yes, it really was wonderful, three generations of us all found it very relaxing and peaceful. And a beautiful pool and obviously a very beguiling house in all respects - we loved all the different levels. Next time we'd very much want to stay for two weeks not least to take in the view..

September 2013 tenant

Dear Michael,

Thank you for the opportunity to stay a week at Le Paradis. The property is wonderfully situated and Tourettes is the most attractive village in the entire area.

we must also say how kind and helpful was Laurette - a real gem.

We will long remember the happy days spent at Le Paradis and enjoy our photos of the spectacular setting,

All the best,

Sep/Oct 2013 tenant from Australia

Of course we had a fantatstic time at Le Paradis- it really is superb and an amazing location that we really love.

October 2013 tenant

The house was lovely, the view fantastic, the weather fabulous, Tourette's beautiful.

October 2013 tenant

I would like to thank you for a wonderful stay at 'la Paradis'. It's truly paradise! Even though we saw the pictures, we couldn't believe our eyes when we arrived. What a magnificent view! And what a wonderful environment.

But most memorable was to see my father enjoy the view. He would sit for hours on the balcony, just enjoying the surroundings. Thanks to your house, we had a very special time in France and everybody is already fantasizing about a possible 'next year'.

Best regards,

Tenant from Holland October 2013


I've been meaning to email you to thank you. We all had a wonderful time. It really is a such a beautiful location. We had lovely warm weather, only one day of rain! The children even braved the pool.

We are tempted to return next year!

Oct/Nov tenant 2013
Dec 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tourrettes-sur-Loup in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2938 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is for the bedrooms with twin beds.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , This bathroom is ensuite to bedroom 1.
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , This toilet is for communal use, and has a wash basin.
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This shower room is ensuite to Bedroom 4, with double bed.
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This shower room is between bedrooms 6 and 7 in annexe.
  • Ensuite bathroom to bed 1 bath, sep shower, WC, bidet, 2 basins. Main bathroom, bedrooms 2,3 & 5: bath, sep shower, WC, 2 basins. Ensuite bathroom, bedroom 4: shower, WC, basin. Bathroom between bedrooms 6 & 7: shower, WC, basin. Toilet: WC &basin.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , With seaview
    Bedroom 1, with sea view and ensuite bathroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Cot , Cots optional and can be placed in any bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , With seaview.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , With ensuite shower-room and toilet, and with sea view.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , With seaview
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , In annexe.With seaview.Ensuite bathroom shared with bedroom7
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , In annexe, with ensuite shared with bedroom 6. Seaview.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 adults + 2 infants (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with double bed. Bedroom 5 with twin beds. Bedroom 6 with double bed. Bedroom 7 with twin beds. All bedrooms have seaview.
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms enjoy unobstructed sea view (as also does the bath in the ensuite bathroom of bedroom 1). The living room and bedrooms 2 and 3 open onto a balcony, part of which is covered. Most bedrooms have desk and armchair. Bedrooms 6 and 7 are situated in an annexe close to the main house. Outside: Covered barbecue area & 3 open terraces, with barbecue, 3 dining tables, at least 18 chairs, and 7 reclining sun loungers. The swimming pool measures 13.7 x 3.5 metres, with a depth of 85 cms at the shallow end, and 1.9 metres at the deep end. A child security fence was erected around the pool as required in May 2004. The inner garden has been fenced off to allow a reasonably safe play area for toddlers. Directly behind the house is a cave, whence flows a spring, which provides water for the house, pool & garden. In periods of dryness, there is a back-up supply from the mains. Petanque court (plus use of boules, and instructions in English). Utility Room: Separate "buanderie" with clothes washing machine. Clothes drying lines inside nearby stone arches under house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned before and after each tenancy. Towels and linen are provided. Their use is free of charge, but tenants are obliged to pay for their laundry at cost (from which the owner makes no profit). Other: Hall with desk and armchair and WIFI modem. Additional lounge area with sofa, armchairs etc. Billiard room (in converted garage) with American standard size 6ft pool table. Washroom: with electric washing machine, near outside clothes-line.


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Villa With Pool And Stunning Panoramic Views Of Riviera Coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A great villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Le Paradis is very appropriately named. The property is spacious, well-maintained and has every facility you could need, both inside and outside, for a great holiday. It is very peaceful, has amazing views and is particularly good if you enjoy hiking and exploring the surrounding woodland (stout shoes and strong lungs required!). Attentive customer service from owner and caretaker. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A truly unique property.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to stay at Le Paradis.

It is an astonishing location, not least the journey up the lane! But once arrived, the view does take your breath away and the tranquillity and peace envelopes you.

Don't expect glamour and luxury, but the villa provided all that we needed and was comfortable. It soon felt like home.

Without doubt we shall never forget our stay there and considering the location it was exceptional value for money.

Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect week !

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I, (9 guys), have been taking a weeks cycling holiday in Europe for the last 20 years and by common consensus we considered this Villa to be, on balance, the best we have stayed in. This was based on location, with its stunning panoramic views; the quality and facilities of the accommodation; the price which provided very good value for money and finally just its general atmosphere.

The Villa, while remote, is only a 4 min car drive down to Tourrettes sur Loup which is a truly delightful medieval village with all you need in terms of cafes, restaurants and shops.

The climb back up to the Villa from the village, on a bike, was a fantastic challenge for us all, which added a touch of competition for the week !.

A truly fantastic place in the heart of the wonderful limestone scenery of this south eastern corner of France.

Highly recommended.

Also the owner was at all times helpful and informative and the housekeeper charming and again totally helpful and supportive.

Graham Everson

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cafe du Midi and Cafe de Sport at local village
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Royal Mougins Golf Club
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A8 at Cagnes-sur-Mer interchange
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Several in Tourrettes-sur-Loup
Nearest Ski
22 Kilometres
Isola 2000, Auron and Gréolières
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The nearest pebble beaches are those at Cagnes-sur-Mer and at Nice (pebble beach by the Promenade des Anglais) and the nearest sand beach at Antibes. These are about 25km or 30 mins away by car. The sandy beach at Cannes is 45 to 60 minutes away, depending on the traffic.


Nice airport is 22.2km or 30 mins from the property. It is recommended to use or hire a car.


Tourrettes-sur-Loup is exactly 1.9km from the villa by car (slightly less on foot). Vence is 7km from the property and the nearest access to the A8 autoroute at Cagnes-sur-Mer is 16.5km.

Further Details:

A sample of genuine comments by tenants who stayed in 2014:

“We had a glorious week at Le Paradis – such a wonderful setting and we had beautiful weather too. Everyone thought it was perfect. And we loved Tourettes-sur-Loup which was a delightful village.” August tenant.

“I'm just writing to say what a fantastic holiday we had at your amazing villa. Le Paradis is a truly unique and beautiful place and I'm so glad we we able to stay there.” August tenant.

“Yes we had the most wonderful time, we’ve been coming back to the area for the last 10 years and I think that without exception the whole party said that Le Paradis was by far the best property we have stayed in and the garden is wonderful so thanks you for such a splendid holiday..” August tenant.

“Our stay was priceless. Really nice place. It was perfect for our needs and modes of being together and such. We just might come back some day, if that is possible.” (July tenant from the Faroe Islands!)

“Thanks for a very pleasant stay in Le Paradis. We liked the place very much, particularly the wiew.” July tenant from Norway.

“We had a lovely time, all settled back into school and work now.” July tenant from Australia.

“We've just returned from Paradise, and had a wonderful time. I was a little sceptical about the tone of some of the previous reviews until I saw the view: truly breathtaking. Wonderful place for a work retreat away. Pure peace.” May tenant.

Tourrettes-sur-Loup has a good range of useful shops and interesting artist studios. The nearest supermarkets are at Vence (where we mostly use Leclerc). The best hypermarket is Carrefour Antibes beside the autoroute at Antibes.

The Cote d'Azur is famous for its many beautiful towns and villages, and its many places of interest. But such are the natural beauty and seclusion of this property, and such are its stunning views, that invariably after a day's sightseeing, one questions the wisdom of having left the property for any length of time.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low shoulder season
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off-peak season
7 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low shoulder
31 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
8 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July peak
1 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August peak
29 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August peak
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
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 £400

Booking Notes:
To secure a firm booking, please deposit 25% of the rent in my wife's bank account (details supplied), and send me a signed copy of the Terms & Conditions (which I can send you by email). I shall then send you a confirmation letter with full details. The balance of rent plus a security deposit should be deposited 8 weeks before the rental period.
Please note that the only extra charged, apart from breakages above 'fair wear and tear', is for laundry of house linen, if used. The use of the house linen is free, but tenants are required to pay for its laundry. The laundry charges are the same as what is paid by the owner, and he makes no profit from them. This arrangement means that smaller parties may use the villa without incurring a charge based on full occupancy.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the changeover day. Departing tenants should depart by 1000, and arriving tenants should arrive after 1800.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are per week in UK Pounds.
The price includes everything except the following: loss and breakages 'beyond fair wear and tear', laundry of house linen, and in the winter months, electricity consumption. By charging laundry of house linen as an extra, the cost of renting can be made less expensive for smaller parties. The laundry tariff is available for inspection in advance (and they are the same laundry prices as those paid by the owner when he stays at the property).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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