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Provencal Villa with Private Pool and stunning Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa between Mougins and Valbonne, Nr. Cannes, Cote D'Azur, France - Secluded Provencal Villa with Panoramic View to the Sea

Marvellous Provencal villa of 200sqm in perfect state offering views to the sea and across to Grasse. Elevated panoramic view to the Mediterranean Sea. 1.5 acre landscaped garden. 13 metre swimming pool. Situated in the hills above Cannes which is 15 mins away. Set at the end of a hilltop hamlet, the property is completely private with no visible neighbours. The gardens boast olive, eucalyptus, fruit and hazelnut trees and wild herbs.

Jefferson Saunders
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Japanese
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Jefferson Saunders

Now retired and living in Kyoto, Japan.

Jefferson Saunders purchased this villa in 2007

Why Jefferson Saunders chose Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

After years of searching we bought this property the first day we saw it (you will understand why if you stay there).

As an Englishman living in Asia I find this the perfect retreat to give all our European family and friends who visit, a holiday.

The provencale-stlye house is perfectly private with no visible neighbours.

While being situated between the gastronomic town of Mougins and picturesque Valbonne within 45 mins you can be in Cannes, Nice/airport, Eze, Monaco, Italy, Saint Tropez or the Gorges du Verdon (Europe's equivalent of the Grand Canyon).

This is the perfect location for golfers, being surrounded by 6 world-class golf courses, some of which you can see from the house.

What makes this villa unique

The house is situated at the end of a hill-top cul de sac with mature gardens (~40 olive trees) and as such is 100% private (the neighbours are about 80m away and are very friendly, largely non-French, english speakers).

Some properties have an infinity POOL, this house has an infinity GARDEN with unbeatable panoramic views: to the left the Meditteranean, Mougins and the villages below; to the right, the town of Grasse and the hills. Naturally we eat outside under the jasmine (all garden furniture is high-end teak).

We typically town-hop/sight see for 3-4 days and then spend a few days in the house as, being secluded, it is a beautiful, private retreat.

Shopping - there are 2 supermarkets within 8 mins, bakers, pizza, groceries and Cannes for fashion, bigger items, etc...

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Best place I have ever stayed at", Christopher, Australia

"You've got something special here. Truly a marvelous setting", Alan, UK
Feb 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mouans-Sartoux in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two en-suite bathrooms with wc and shower. 1 fully equipped bathroom with wc, bath, shower, his and hers wash basins.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Double Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and complete bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed and en-suite/ shower. Bedroom 3 with double bed and en-suite/ shower. Cot also included
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Fitted safety sensor in pool, alarm system, automatic watering of plants. Electric security shutters, wireless internet, good reception for cell phones. 60 meter long driveway with ample space for parking. Orange cable TV recently installed to add channels such as HBO. Outside: Large landscaped garden with approximately 40 olive trees, hazelnut trees, fruit trees, giant cactus, mimosa tree, grapes and wild herbs. 13 meter Pool, barbecue, patio, covered summer area with brand name teak dining table and chairs. Brand name teak loungers and poolside umbrellas. Outside eating area. Utility Room: Large utility room with washing machine, tumbler, ironing board, iron, gardening equipment (Karcher pressure washer, etc...), brooms and brushes, etc.. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Garden tended to once a week. Child minder/domestic helper (Philippina) available upon request. Linen and cleaning is usually done by a cleaning company before arrival. Other: Guest toilet. Elevated pool house/ terrace at bottom of garden which overlooks the Mediterranean sea and the valley.


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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
mouans sartoux
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Greolieres les niege
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Cannes or Antibes
Car: necessary


The closest beach is on La Croissette in Cannes with fantastic restaurants and sporting activities, a 20 minute drive away. 25 mins away is the beach at Juan Les Pins which attracts the young and trendy. My favourite is Plage Keller at La Garoupe in Antibes where they have valet parking and fantastic food on the beach. You'll need to call ahead to book your spot before you go.


The property is accessible from Marseille or Nice airport with Nice being much closer at 20 minutes. Car hire is recommended.


The gastronomical town of Mougins and Valbonne are less than 10 minutes away, Cannes is 15 minutes away and Nice international airport is 20 mins. Eze and Monaco are 30 mins away with Italy a further 5 -10 mins. To the West St Tropez is 30 mins away. To the North, the historic perfume town of Grasse is 10 mins away with the historic hilltop town Gordon (officially top 100 in France) and Gorges du Verdon about 25 mins and 45 mins away respectively.

Further Details:

Banks, post office, bakers, grocers, market, chocolatier all can be found in the local town of Mouans Sartoux or Mougins.

Mouans Sartoux also has a castle and some excellent restaurants.

There are 2 major supermarkets (Super U is 3 mins away and Casino is 9 mins away). Pizza parlor 3 mins by car.

The closest petrol station is 2 minutes by car as is the local bakery (ask for a "grand baptiste") and fruit and veg store

Patrick Viera's restaurant La Ferme is minutes away.

The Cannes film festival at Le Palais in Cannes just 20 mins away and the F1 in Monaco about 40 mins away.

The artistic town of St Paul de Vence is about 25 mins away.

For an evening stroll the beautiful Castellaras is 5 mins on foot http://www.chateaucastellaras.com


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mouans-Sartoux, Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season
2 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 3 Mar 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
Damage Deposit £685.17

Booking Notes:
1 week deposit to be taken up front if booked a month in advance. Otherwise the whole sum to be taken up front. Last minute bookings not a problem. Will accept pre-agreed rates of EUR equivalents in GBP, USD and JPY to save you FX costs.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual changeover day, though we can be flexible on this given the difficulties of international travel it is necessary to leave by 10am on the departure day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. Fees include pool cleaning and gardener

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.