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Luxury villa with stunning views close to Valbonne and Mougins. Sleeping 6-7

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Opio, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur,Valbonne, Mougins,Biot, Chateauneuf, Le Rouret, Grasse - Peaceful location, close to local amenities. A superb base to explore all the region has to offer

A luxurious, yet a traditional ‘mas’ style villa nestled in the hillside between the historic villages of Opio, Chateauneuf-de-Grasse and Le Rouret and a short distance from Mougins and Valbonne. Conveniently located in an elevated position at the end of a quiet residential lane with a stunning panorama of the old hill-top villages of Opio, Chateauneuf, Castellaras, Grasse, and far reaching views to the Mediterranean and Esterel Mountains.

The gated villa with a remote entry system is an extremely private, secure and secluded property set amongst beautifully lawned and matured landscaped gardens with ancient olive trees, an abundance of local flowers such as Jasmine, Roses, Bougainvillea, all of which can be illuminated by remote control as the sun sets. The entrance driveway has recently been relaid and there is parking for 4/5 cars and a 2 car carport. The villa has a stunning 110 sqm south west facing terrace which enjoys sun all day long with a remote controlled sun canopy for shade if required whilst relaxing on the bespoke provencal outdoor lounge furniture. The decor is Provencal with original terracotta tiles throughout, with many traditional features including a handmade kitchen and is tastefully furnished to the highest standard with quality furniture and fittings. All the doors and windows have refurbished functional provencal shutters and insect screens. The bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, plenty of storage space and large floor standing fans. This is a very stylish, comfortable and quality family home from home. It offers spacious living, with several ‘al fresco’ options to suit all times of the day with a newly added breakfast terrace and herb garden.

The pool has recently been completely re-tiled and the terrace around the pool extended so guests can enjoy the dappled sunshine underneath the ancient olive tree. Around the pool there are high quality sunbeds with cushions. The mature gardens benefit from underground irrigation, high luscious hedging which ensures absolute privacy providing the perfect get away from the pressures of everyday life. The local shops and 2 supermarkets are within a 3 minute drive or 15 minute walk.

The gardens at the villa are tended and the pool (12m x 5m), is serviced weekly. The pool area has an alarm system which can be activated when small children are staying at the villa. Children should be supervised at all times near the pool.

The villa is within a few minutes of the local shopping centre which includes a bakers, post office, butchers, greengrocers, chemist, deli, bistro, hair salon and supermarket. In fact, there are two supermarkets within a 2km radius. You can actually walk to the local shops and supermarket. If you don’t want to drive everywhere there are also inexpensive local buses to Valbonne, Grasse and Nice.

The villa is incredibly charming. Our friends and family love it. The ancient olive trees, gardens, lawns, pool and terraces all blend in with the smart Provencal style house to offer a unique atmosphere, privacy with stylish furniture and fittings. As well as all of this, there is a Weber barbeque, terrific up lighting in the gardens and pool area to add even more charm to your evening al fresco dining.

We have had the pleasure of receiving guests at the villa for 3 years now, and where guests have made a suggestions of something they have been short of, then we now provide it.

For your additional comfort we provide:

• welcome pack on arrival

• high quality beds

• dressing gowns

• slippers

• powerful hairdryers

• American cotton towels

• Egyptian cotton bed linen

• outdoor, private and secluded pool

• pool towels

• room fragrance and pillow mist

• local soaps and handwash

Guests staying longer than one week, will enjoy a mid stay clean and laundry change once a week.

For your enjoyment we provide:

• boules

• office / games room with 2 x 32’ computer screens

• flat screen TV

• broadband WiFi

• Sky HD TV including sports channels

• Bose bluetooth speakers

The villa is well stocked with all the usual items. From kitchen roll to toilet paper and cool boxes for days out.

For your convenience we provide:

• armoire on the terrace containing additional crockery and cutlery for the terrace and pool area

• Weber barbecue

• American style fridge / freezer that dispenses ice and filtered water

• microwave

• coffee machine

• Le Creuset pans

• dishwasher

• Dualit toaster & Breville water filter kettle

• smoothie or juice maker

• extra bed for small children, high chair and cot available on request.

• washing machine, tumble dyer, iron and ironing board

• international adapters

When booking, you will receive a personal service dealing only with the owners.

We will send you a comprehensive information pack including user guides, and our tips on local restaurants and shopping.

There will also be a duplicate folder in the villa for your arrival.

All our guests' needs are taken care of by our trusted team and our house manager is just a phone call away throughout your stay.

Our house manager can organise a number of activities such as winery tours, babysitting, yoga or massage by the pool, hairdresser all at competitive rates.

There are no extra costs and there are no agent fees.

More Details

John Strain
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About John Strain

Having holidayed extensively around the world, we found ourselves returning to the Cote d’Azur very frequently, and so it was a small step to consider buying a home here. However, it did take 2 long years of searching to find our dream house. Living in the city in the UK, we wanted a peaceful semi-rural setting with sort of view that convinced us we were actually living in France. We also wanted to be close to the airport, and to be within a short distance of some lovely traditional villages and the very glamorous Cannes and St Tropez. With both of us having a pressured professional life, tranquillity was also high up on the list of “must haves”. After an exhaustive search for a classic Provençal property with charm and beauty, we now have it. We bought the property in 2014.whilst we are away we have our local villa manager who takes care of the villa and who will welcome you and be on call if needed.

John Strain purchased this villa in 2014

Why John Strain chose Opio

The property is in the commune of Opio, with Valbonne, Chateauneuf Grasse, Mougins minutes away with their unique atmospheres, restaurants, galleries and shops. And of course, Nice, Cannes, Antibes and Juan Le Pins are a also close by. If one thing tipped us into buying this house, it was the view. Our 180 degree vista is amazing. How about a view that covers Chateauneuf Grasse, Grasse, Opio village, Castelleras, a golf course with the Mediterranean and Esterill mountains beyond? For you golfers, the house is minutes away from a lovely course, with others in the area. It’s a perfect base to get away from it all and immerse yourself in French country living or to enjoy the glitz of the Riveria. This combination of location, style, authenticity and views will be yours for your holiday.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bathrooms - Adult bath robes provided Bathroom 1 En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, basin and WC Bathroom 2 Shower room and sink to bedroom 2 with separate WC Bathroom 3 En-suite shower room to bedroom 3 with shower, basin and WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 Doubles ensuite & 1 Double with Shower & WC Notes on bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms - Sleeps 6 adults 2 small children may also be accommodated. Bedroom 1 master bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Additional single bed and / or cots available. Bedroom 2 Double Bedroom 3 Double or twin en suite
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Cots and high chairs are available on request. The Villa is non smoking. No Pets. Outside: There is a further terrace at the pool with sun loungers and parasols. Antique Provencal iron garden furniture on the main terrace includes 2 large tables for ‘al fresco’ dining (seating for 12 + cushions), parasols. There is also a seating area with coffee table, 6 chairs and cushions. A large summer dresser with glasses, cutlery, crockery and tableware provides everything you need for outside dining. All windows and doors (except the front door) are protected by retractable insect screens. Utility Room: Front loading Bosch washing machine and separate dryer, double Belfast sinks, boiler, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels, plus pool towels are included and changed weekly free of charge. End of stay clean is also inclusive. Additional cleaning can be arranged at extra cost. 3 towels are provided per person per week: 2 for the bathroom and 1 for the pool. Other: All outside areas have sensor controlled lighting. There are two terraces at ground level; The main terrace is south west facing (110 sqm) with a retractable sun canopy, and overlooks the gardens and pool with another to the side of the villa (30 sqm


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Luxury villa with stunning views close to Valbonne and Mougins. Sleeping 6-7
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A beautiful and extremely well-maintained villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderful week at the villa and it was the perfect place for us to relax and get away from busy London life. The villa was very clean and comfortable and designed beautifully by the owners. We thoroughly enjoyed eating out on the terrace with the fantastic views and swimming in the lovely pool. The owner and manager were extremely helpful and welcoming and provided an excellent service. We would certainly recommend the villa to friends and we hope to go back one day ourselves.

We only left the villa a few times, but would recommend a trip to the beautiful hilltop village of Gourdon with its stunning views and also Valbonne where there was a buzzy atmosphere in the square in the evening and a great market on Friday mornings. Every morning we went to the bakery, which is next to the supermarket in Opio. Near the end of the week we discovered a much bigger and better supermarket not much further away towards Le Rouret.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed the villa and surrounding area. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a week at the house in July, and were immediately enchanted by the whole property. The interior décor which is stylishly Provençal is simply beautiful. It has such an atmospheric homely feel to it. This is not your average rental, it’s a home that the owners want to lovingly share with a select few…how lucky we were to have discovered it!

On arrival, the meet and greet went very smoothly with the house manager, who told us all we needed to know and she clearly knew the house very well. In any event, prior to arrival, the owners had already sent us a comprehensive set of instructions and helpful information.

We met the gardeners on their weekly visit, and they look to have done a great job. The garden is well kept and charming. We understand the pool had been recently refurbished and it was perfect for the children and ourselves to cool down in. The pool man also looked very happy with his new pool when he arrived!

Although we had done our research on the area before we arrived, it was even clearer on arrival how central the house is in relation the local towns and villages.

Valbonne was really buzzing, and Le Rouret village has a charming centre with its own Michelin star restaurant we understand. The 2 local supermarkets also did the job for us.

While at the house, we spent most of our time on the terrace (3 meals a day in fact), with the occasional barbeque and the sensational garden night lighting system.

All in all, it was such a wonderful house to spend our holiday that we will definitely be back! Perhaps that is the acid test of how much of a good time we had.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted we have another family that had a memorable stay, and will also be delighted to have them back at the villa.
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Relaxing and beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family holiday at Le Massland villa. The villa is in a tranquil, secure and beautiful location with outstanding views across the hills and to the coast. The bedrooms are spacious with White Company sheets and dressing gowns, fans for comfort in the warm nights, and plenty of bathrooms/showers for a large family. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need, including separate corckery and glasses for outside dining.

Whilst we ate in a lot, barbequeing on the terrace, we did visit nearby Valbonne for the markets and restaurants. There are also plenty of picturesque villages to visit nearby. There is a Carrefour supermarket in Opio (a few minutes drive), and also a butcher, greengrocer and bakery with plenty of fresh produce including fresh croissants each morning for breakfast.

Our four young daughters enjoyed playing in the pool and the well-cared for gardens. There was plenty of shady areas under the olive trees for those who prefer time out of the sun.

The owners were very helpful and provided a thorough information pack about the villa and local area. The villa was as described, if not better, and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a luxurious and relaxing time away.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted the family had a great time, and appreciated our French home.
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Awesome sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Le Massland early September for one week. The property is perfectly located for a quiet, secluded holiday but within easy reach of Cannes and Nice for beach and busy environments or beautiful places nearby such as Valbonne (nearest town which is only 5 minutes by car), Mougins and Gourdon. The best of all worlds.

The property has a really warm and welcoming feel; it is beautifully furnished to an exceptional standard with nice finishing touches – White Company dressing gowns, French soap, hairdryers……. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, large American-style fridge/freezer with ice-maker, loads of cutlery, crockery, glassware including an outside armoire containing similar items to use on the terrace and pool area. There is also a separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Outside there is a good size terrace with different seating options – it’s under the canopy that you can sit in the evening with a sundowner and watch the awesome sunsets. Plenty of grass/garden space and gorgeous pool area with sun loungers.

We ate in quite a lot because the villa was so comfortable and it’s so easy to cater for yourselves from interesting local shops and prepare in the fully equipped kitchen or on the outside BBQ. We did eat out a couple of times at Le Rouret (Le Bistro du Clos) and the Auberge Provencale in Valbonne square.

Great holiday just what we needed - could have stayed much longer or actually moved in! We would highly recommend Le Massland and its location.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. We're glad you seemed to enjoy Le Massland as much as we do.
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20-30 minute drive to the popular beaches at Antibes, Cannes, Juan Les Pins and Nice are all within easy access.


Nearest AIRPORT - Nice: 25 Kilometres / 30mins drive. Car essential


7 mins drive to Valbonne. 3 mins to Opio. 5 mins to Le Rouret and 15 mins to Biot.

Further Details:

Details of local shops, restaurants, supermarkets, galleries and places of local interest and leisure activities are all available in the Guest Information File inside the villa.


Prices & Availability

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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Non refundable deposit on reservation (25% of total rent due). Balance of the rental and security deposit to be paid 8 weeks before arrival at the villa. Payments by bank transfer are accepted. The Security deposit will be refundable 2 weeks after departure less any damages or breakages or cancellation.

Changeover Day:
The villa is let Saturday to Saturday: Check in 15:00. Check out 10:00. Arrival after this time is by special arrangement only.

Notes on prices:
We are happy to rent the villa for longer than 2 week periods. If you would like to rent the villa for longer than 14 days, please contact us directly.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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