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AIR-CONDITIONED luxury villa, pool, mountain views, WiFi, village centre 500m

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Montauroux, near Fayence, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France - Secluded, but close to all amenities

Located in the medieval hill-top village of Montauroux, 20km to the north-west of Cannes and 15km west of Grasse, Villa Neroli is a charming Provençal villa, situated on the sought-after Chemin de Bigarel. South-facing, with far-reaching views of the Esterel across the valley, the large (240m²) villa has its own pool, a choice of dining and lounging areas and a well-tended garden at the front, with a smaller garden, patio area and rising terraces at the back. The interior is very spacious with tiled floors and luxury fittings. Newly AIR-CONDITIONED for Summer 2016. An unusual feature is the sunny, Provençal-style kitchen opening into a very generous living space and also onto the back terrace.

Property Manager
Mrs Miriam Hutchinson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2018

About Mrs Miriam Hutchinson

Back in 2005 we had the slightly crazy idea of living in France for a year...maybe more. Villa Neroli is the lucky result of our moment of madness, having been our family home for 2005/6. Our family had an amazing year here - the children happily went to the local primary school, we all improved our French and we still have the fantastic friends we made then. Thanks to some of these friends, we have been persuaded to rent the villa when we're in the UK so that other people can also enjoy it. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need advice on any aspect of your stay - our 'phone no. and email address are both available via Owners Direct. We hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Mrs Miriam Hutchinson purchased this villa in 2005

Why Mrs Miriam Hutchinson chose Montauroux

Provence/Cote d'Azur is a beautiful area and the hilltop villages are tranquil but atmospheric, with lots to explore. Montauroux itself is unspoilt, with shops, bars and restaurants accessible without having to use the car, yet we're only 20mins from Cannes and 45mins from Nice.

What makes this villa unique

The short walk into the village - (there are two routes, one steeper than the other!)- is truly spectacular, with amazing views across the valley. The villa itself is spacious, well laid out and simply a very relaxing place to be; there is such a wide choice of sitting/lying areas - from the balcony to the hammock, not to mention the tranquility of the pool - that everyone can find a favourite hideaway. The kitchen is a joy to cook in, and the breakfast bar(s) seat 6 comfortably. With nearly all the rooms facing south, the villa is sunny all day, and there are fantastic sunsets followed by clear, starry skies.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Lovely, relaxing place, very private with great views. Being so close to the village really made our holiday because we could walk to the boulangerie every morning for fresh bread and croissants, and in the evening we could walk into the village for dinner." Mrs L. Maile, St Albans

"We have stayed in this lovely family home several times in the summer, each time thoroughly enjoying ourselves. We often walked up to the village in the morning and ate in one of its restaurants later in the day. We could easily drive to Cannes and other parts of the Riviera, as well as the stupendous Gorge of Verdon.

The house itself is extremely comfortable and well-equipped, with a fantastic view over its pool and garden to the Estoril in the distance.

Although many people come by fly/drive, we prefer the train, which takes us from St Pancras via Paris to St Raphael/Frejus, from where one can catch a bus to Montauroux." Mr & Mrs Cussens, Oxon.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montauroux in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , separate toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with large corner bath, separate shower, twin basins, wc, main bathroom with bath, separate shower, twin basins, separate wc. Downstairs wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms all air-conditioned) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (air-conditioned) with super king size bed, bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Children are very welcome, but the villa is not really suitable for the under 5s. School age children will probably love it - our youngest was 5 when we bought the villa and had a great time. AIR-CONDITIONED THROUGHOUT FOR SUMMER 2016. Guests are kindly requested not to smoke inside the villa. No pets. Outside: Over 2000m² of mature, private gardens, with olive, palm, fig and other trees, as well as roses, lavender, jasmine and mimosa. (The extensive terracing in the back garden was once used to grow roses for the perfume industry in nearby Grasse). Private pool 10x5m, with alarm. 'Wraparound' tiled terrace facing the magnificent southerly view, with shaded dining area and table for 6. Tiled breakfast area at rear, directly accessible from kitchen with table + 6 chairs. Further covered area with barbecue, table and seating. 6/7 sun loungers. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, vacuum cleaner. (Tumble dryer for winter use). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels, inc. pool towels, provided and changed weekly. The villa is cleaned thoroughly on changeover day and once more during a 2 week stay. Guests are met by our agents, who will be available should any problems arise during their stay. Other: Large integral garage housing table tennis, accessible via utility room or by door from rear patio. Spacious landing, leading to balcony.


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AIR-CONDITIONED luxury villa, pool, mountain views, WiFi, village centre 500m
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is fantastic! Very clean, larger than expected and more than enough facilities. Bathrooms are large and beds comfortable. It is secluded and we didn't hear anyone else while we were there. Pool is a very good size and there are plenty of places to wonder off to around the villa and have some time alone, if required. Pascal was very helpful, if needed and we had no problems booking etc with the owner of the property. There are a few restaurants in the village, which is about a 10 minute walk. It is a very steep hill to get there but there is plenty of parking if you prefer to drive. There is a lake 10 minutes drive away which has sunbeds and water sports and it is about a 30 minute drive to Cannes. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandra, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Villa Neroli. It is really good to hear that the villa exceeded your expectations, and that you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for recommending! Miriam
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Superb , spacious villa and fantastic pool!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Neroli is a very spacious and beautifully presented villa with wonderful views over the valley towards Callian. The pool is a great size and was much needed as it was very very hot when we stayed! The villa is in great condition , all the bathrooms and bedrooms were a good size and there is AC throughout. There is Sat TV and plenty of English channels inc kids channel which is helpful and albeit it a steep climb up the hill Montauroux village is within walking distance,

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, Tim - so pleased that you had a great time at Villa Neroli and made full use of the pool! Best wishes, Miriam
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Perfect family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed win our two teenage sons . They loved the area and were entertained by bridge jumping, lake swimming and the fabulous pool. Lots to do at the lake , the inflatable obstacle course was a hit and you can hire pedelos with slides. The water park at Frejus was fun but expect to queue for the slides .

The villa was perfect, very private and quiet yet within walking distance of the village. We liked the informal Bar d Clos which was always friendly. They serve good pizza which was again popular with the teenagers.

The villa was spotlessly clean and large enough for us all to find our favourite part to relax on in.

Table tennis followed by a dip in the pool was a common theme.

We don't always like to go to places twice but we would definitely visit Villa Neroli again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tracey, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am delighted to hear that you and your family had the perfect holiday, and that Villa Neroli and Montauroux ticked all the boxes that would make you visit again. Best regards, Miriam
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Relaxing luxury

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the end of July 2016, having booked with Miriam. Miriam was quick to respond and provided all the information we needed. After a long journey we were met by Pascal with a smile and a tour to familiarise us. In the property was also a much appreciated bottle of wine, juice and milk etc. Great after a long journey.

The villa is homely, beautiful, well equipped and very clean. Our children loved the pool and the wifi (a must for any teenagers). There was plenty to do around Montauroux, lots of good restaurants and supermarkets. We drove to Gorge du Verdon, which was a drive, but so worth it. We also drove to Monaco for the day, which was loved by all the family.

We would recommend this villa and location to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your kind review which is much appreciated. I am so glad that you enjoyed you stay at Villa Neroli, and also found time to visit the Gorge du Verdon - definitely worth the drive! Kind regards, Miriam.
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A beautiful villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this stunning and spacious villa. We enjoyed staying in and enjoying the garden and pool as much as we enjoyed exploring the area. A short, steep, walk up to the local village was a daily occurrence for a coffee and fresh croissants but we also explored further afield with trips to Lac St Cassiene, Fayence and Grasse. The area has a lot to offer and the villa offer a great base. But if its just R&R you're after, you could equally be more than happy spending your days at the villa and enjoying the various outdoor eating areas and the lovely pool. Pascal was a great host during our visit and nothing was too much trouble. Overall a highly enjoyable stay and one that I would recommend without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear LH, Thank you so much for your lovely review which will be very helpful to prospective guests. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay at Villa Neroli, and thank you also for your unhesitating recommendation. Kind regards, Miriam.
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Spacious and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, set in an attractive private garden with good shade and a lovely pool. Excellent view from the garden and front windows. The air conditioning works well and is welcome on hot nights. All this in accordance with or exceeding the description. Pascal welcomed us warmly and was available in case anything went wrong but nothing did. There are several walking routes of various lengths up to the village, some steeper than others, but it’s only a short distance as the crow flies and there’s a bakery, cafes and restaurants. There’s also a small Casino for basic food etc. in the village and a big E. Leclerc a few minutes’ drive away. There were four in our party and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Montauroux is in a beautiful and interesting area and the peaceful surroundings of the house helped me make good progress with my second novel. The first can be found here http://tinyurl.com/WmConiston .

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear William, Many thanks for your thoughtful and comprehensive review of Villa Neroli. It is always good to hear that the house lives up to its description, and particularly pleasing to know that the setting helped you to progress with your next novel. Kind regards, Miriam
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Bar du Clos, Montauroux
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Terre Blanche, St. Paul en Foret
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
La Marina, Montauroux
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The closest beaches are Cannes/La Napoule, Fréjus & St Raphael, which are only 30 mins away. Saint-Tropez has a great atmosphere and is about 50 mins away, although this can take longer in high season. The lac de Saint Cassien is only 5 mins away, and offers picnic areas, swimming, a 22 km track for walking or cycling, water sports and fishing.


EUROTUNNEL : 1200 Kilometres

Nearest AIRPORT - Nice airport : 55 Kilometres

Nearest TRAIN - St Raphael or Cannes: 32 Kilometres

Nearest MOTORWAY - J39 on A8: 8 Kilometres

Nearest BEACH - St Raphael or Cannes: 32 Kilometres

Nearest SUPERMARKET - Petit Casino: 600m

Nearest BARPUB - Bar du Clos: 600 metres

Nearest SKI - Gréolières: 47 Kilometres

Nearest GOLF - Domaine de Terre Blanche: 8 Kilometres

Nearest RESTAURANT - Marina: 500 metres

Further Details:

Montauroux, a medieval village "perché", was the birthplace of Christian Dior. The village has a lovely hillside setting with glorious views over the St. Cassien lake and the hills of the Esterel National Park. It offers all the conveniences you may require including a local supermarket, several bakers, butcher, pharmacy, a lively local bar, large tourist office, Post Office, bank (with ATM) and several good restaurants all within a 10 minute walk from the villa. There are also several large supermarkets, numerous shops and many more restaurants within a 5 minute drive.

The area in which Montauroux is located is known as the “Pays de Fayence”, Fayence being the largest local village, while the “département” is the Var, boasting some of the finest scenery Provence has to offer. The countryside is predominantly wooded hillside, dotted with picturesque, perched villages, interspersed with luxuriant valleys and deep gorges sparkling with fast flowing rivers and crystal-clear rock pools. The clear waters of nearby Lake St. Cassien are excellent for swimming. It is also famous for carp fishing and offers a range of watersports. The nearest lake access is located a short drive down the road, and there are many beaches and swimming areas dotted around the lake.

You could also take a trip into the Tanneron hills and enjoy marvellous views over the lake and the Esterel National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and spectacular peaks. Venturing further, the breath-taking Gorge de Verdon - one of the deepest canyons in Europe - is 1.5hrs away and well worth a day trip.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Montauroux, Var

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Oct 2017 - 4 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
5 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
25 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 3 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes: Terms and conditions will be sent direct from the owner prior to any payment being made. These terms are binding, including the the terms under which any cancellation refund, and they override any 'Manager's Cancellation Policy" that has been erroneously added by Owners Direct/HomeAway without any consultation or consent from the owner.
Booking notes
Please ring or email us to book or for further information. We kindly ask you to pay a non-returnable deposit of 25% to secure your booking. The balance and a £500 damage deposit is payable 4 weeks before arrival, (or upon booking if this is within 4 weeks of arrival). It is very unlikely that we would need to keep the damage deposit as we have always found that guests look after our villa extremely well.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. We ask guests to arrive between 2pm and 8pm so that they can be met by our agents, but other arrangements can be made if necessary. We ask them to depart by 10 am so that the house can be prepared for the next guests.

Notes on prices:
Monthly/quarterly rates available on request.
Local taxes payable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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