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1st Class Villa - Panoramic view - Saltwater Pool - Petanque - Table Tennis

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,444 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 in Vence, Cote d'Azur - Panoramic Sea, Coast and City view

Our very luxurious Provencal villa, redesigned, equipped and furnished during 2008 without any compromises, offers you the best position in Vence with a breathtaking panorama view over the city, the coast and the Mediterranean. Here you find secluded terraces with sun from sunrise to sunset in a quiet and calm residential area, only 10 minutes walking distance to Vence city. The villa hides above a grove of olive trees and is completely undisturbed. It offers around 320 square meters under roof in various levels. Up to 10 persons can stay comfortable in the villa, having 5 bedrooms, all with air conditioning and own bathrooms. The heated salt-water pool is equipped with a swim-trainer and the covered terrace with a barbeque. The kitchen is build in modern Italian design and equipped semi-professional. The bar is equipped with a wine-fridge and the living room with an open fireplace. The villa has its own Petanque court and guests can use our own tennis court 10 minutes away.

About Us

Lars Svendsen
Le Haut des Espinets, 260 chemin de Peyre Long
06570 Saint Paul de Vence
APE 552E, 444 067 052 00019
SARL Le Haut des Espinets – SIRET 444 067 052 00019 - APE 552E
VAT Reg NoFR64444067052

Property Manager
Lars Svendsen, Le Haut des Espinets
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Lars Svendsen, Le Haut des Espinets

We, Joan and Lars, are from Denmark. In 1996 we sold our company within the IT Industry and we left this business in 2001 with a clear target, to create something unique within the 'vacation industry' - far away from meeting rooms and business travelling. The idea was to create a very personal and luxurious place, smelling of good food and wines, in a nice climate and wonderful surroundings. We moved to St. Paul de Vence, where we we turned an exquisite Provencal villa into an Exclusive Guest House. Today we have expanded with a very luxurious Villa above Vence, placed in the very best position you can imagine. You can see this villa under FR4508 or on our own home page.

Lars Svendsen, Le Haut des Espinets purchased this villa in 2008

Why Lars Svendsen, Le Haut des Espinets chose Vence

Vence is a living city in the 'backyard' of the Cote d'Azur, where you find everything you need. At this special location above the historic city of Vence, you have an extraordinary panoramic view, - difficult to match elsewhere. At the same time you are very close to the major cities Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo. In winter time you are 1½ hours from very good ski areas and you find +10 golf courses open all year around within ½ hour.

What makes this villa unique

Best location you can get in the area!

And here you find Italian design and Scandinavian comfort on a very high level. A few examples, - our bed linen has been through our own laundry, dried in the sun and mangled carefully, - we clean the villa two times per week - we offer various other services like cooking service, airport pick-up and car-rental.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vence in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • All bathrooms are styled in the same way with Italian furniture and they are equipped with shower, wc, hairdryer and other amenities. In the en-suite bathroom belonging to the Master Bedroom you will also find a whirlpool and a bidet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms are equipped with king size beds of high quality (200cm x 180cm), air conditioning, wooden night tables, designer night lamps and wardrobes. One of the bedrooms has it's own balcony and annother it's own roof terrace. All bedrooms are equipped with aircondition.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: As we (owners) are living in, and running an exclusive guesthouse 10 minutes away, we offer an extended service programme for our guests in the Villa. This might include extended maid service, cooking at gourmet level, VIP-service with airport pick-up and ready to drive car at the Villa, pre-odering of wine, food, firewood, charcoal, gaz for the ourdoor heaters etc. Pets are welcome, however subject to our approaval prior to booking confirmation. Outside: On the main terrace, linked to the living room you find a sofa, some soft chairs and some sun-chairs. Half of this terrace might be covered by a remote controled sunshade. The terrace below next to the pool is equipped with a shower (warm & cold) and some additional sun/chairs. The saltwater pool offers a swim-trainer powered by an electric engine. The covered terrace, just next to the kitchen, is equipped with dining furniture for 10-12 persons and a barbeque. Above the covered terrace you find annother relaxing terrace and the petanque court. If you like to play tennis, you are welcome to book our private tennis court for free. The court is located at our Guesthouse, Le Haut des Espinets, 10 minutes drive from the villa. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide towels, bath-robes and other items you would expect at a five star hotel. Pillows in beds are filled with goose down and covered with sun dried and fresh mangled linen made of Indian cotton. Cleaning and maid service two times per week. Other: The big main terrace can be integrated with the living room by pushing the sliding glass-doors into the wall.


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1st Class Villa - Panoramic view - Saltwater Pool - Petanque - Table Tennis
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Fantastic Villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time at this Villa. Beautifully finished and furnished which felt just like a five star hotel. Everything you would ever need on a holiday was there and you are really well looked after. Stunning location with a superb view to sip our evening drinks with. The Pool was a lot bigger than expected and not at all salty. BBQ was a huge hit for doing dinner on and the kitchen was easy to use. All bedrooms were large and extremely comfortable. It is on top of a steep drive but even Grandma managed it a few times. Vence was worth the effort to walk down to though and a dip in the pool on the return meant all hills forgotten!! It's a beautiful area of France to visit with so much to do. We will definitely be returning one day and will hopefully visit this beautiful villa again. Highly recommend it to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice words. We hope to welcome you soon again. - Joan & Lars
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World class all around

  • 5 of 5

This villa is true to the pictures and the ratings it has received. We have rented numerous villas over the years and this is one of the best. Joan and Lars were extremely responsive and flexible in helping us arrange the best dates for our vacation as well as giving us insight into the surrounding area. We could not have had better hosts...and now friends!

The house was spotless and well equipped to allow us to relax, cook, grill, swim, play bocce, or just hang out on the patio and enjoy the wines from the area. The pool was sparkling and was perfect for hanging out all evening. The special touches provided included plush robes and slippers and a wonderful welcome basket of wine and fresh fruit. All of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms and offer simple but comfortable surroundings. With the views in this house, you won't spend much time in the bedrooms anyway!

The villa is challenging to find but Lars met us at an easier location and personally drove us to the villa and walked us thru the entire house. As you can tell from the view in the pictures, this house is on a hill so it does require a car rental but it is within walking distance of Vence, which is a lovely town with everything you would need.

Overall, we could not have asked for a better house for our vacation and Joan and Lars made it even that much better! We hope to return for another vacation in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rod & Co, Thank you so much for your visit and for your warm, kind review. We had some wonderful moments together and we certainly hope to see you again. Best regards Joan, Lars and the whole team at Le Haut des Espinets
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Everything you could wish in Vence

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa with a great reception from the owners. The villa is superbly comfortable and great for a wonderful family holiday. We had nine people there for two weeks on two seperate occasions 2013 and 2015. We have rented a number of villas around the Med. This one is, by far the best.

We recommend the airport pick up and car rental. Saves a lot of time, especially at peak summer times. Clean, crisp five star accomodation.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your review and reccomendation All the best Lars
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Lovely, well appointed, great view.

  • 4 of 5

The villa is beautifully set up in the hills just outside Vence looking towards the Mediterranean. All rooms were lovely and comfortable, with slippers and soft robes supplied. We were a group of 9 and there was plenty of room to congregate or to slip away to relax and read a book. Great kitchen and the extra dining area which was outside, was a treat. Chef/owner Lars and his crew are delightful and we urge others to use their services for at least one dinner. Accommodations are 5-star. I gave it a 4 star for these reasons: it was difficult to find; the steep incline to the villa made walking to and from Vence impossible unless you were extremely fit. Highly recommend this place if you have a car.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you W for your review and comments. Hope to welcome you again and then for two weeks, making sure you are fit when leaving All the best Lars
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
La Provencal
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Cagnes s/Mer
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Cagnes s/Mer
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We arrange VIP-tours to the F1 race in Monaco every year.

We also arrange gourmet cooking courses during the year. Please request information about these events by an e-mail.


Nearest stone beach is Cagnes sur Mer 8km away. At Antibes, 18km away you find nice sandy beaches.


Nice International Airport is 15km or 20 minutes away.


You will have 10 minutes walk to Vence city. Here you find all the shopping facilities you will need. If you go to Nice you drive 25 minutes, to Cannes 30 minutes and to Monaco 45 minutes.

Further Details:

Within a walking distance of 5 minutes you will find a well recognized restaurant.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £31.64 per person per night

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on the number of persons visiting and bedrooms used.
Above prices (except christmas 2015) are based on two persons per week.
Additional price for two persons in one bedroom = 500 Euros per week.
Prices are including cleaning, change of towels and bedlinen two times / week.
Tourist tax 1 Euro per person / day not included.
The Christmas rate 2015 is calculated for 10 persons in 5 bedrooms.
Please mail your request to us.

Booking Notes:
If you like to book a week or you have any questions, please send us an e-mail request or call. We will ask you for a prepayment of 30% to provide your booking guarantee and we will ask you to pay, or gurarantee payment, of the full rental-amount prior to arrival. In addition to this we will ask you for a deposit of 1500 Euros covering eventual damages.

Changeover Day:
Check-in: Saturday, normally between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.
Check-out: Saturday no later than 10.30am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.