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Cocteau’s Breath-taking Villa With Private Pool And Beautiful Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment in Villefranche sur Mer, Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Private Pool, Tranquil Garden. Short Walk To Waterside Restaurants

Once the private retreat of iconic artist Jean Cocteau, this elegant classical residence with its sweeping views across the bay to Cap Ferrat is a truly unique discovery. Private pool, private parking, orange trees and a stunning terrace, and yet just a gentle stroll from the waterside shops and restaurants of beautiful Villefranche.

Please be aware that the property is not suitable for children under 16 years of age.

Also please be aware that there is very limited television reception at the property. The footprint of the Sky satellite has moved and very is virtually no television reception either in English or French.

More Details

Howard Harrison
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Howard Harrison

London based Theatre Designer who splits his time between London and the South of France.

Howard Harrison purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Howard Harrison chose Nice Area

I have always, since childhood, adored the South of France. It was always my dream to have a place on the Cote d'Azur and that is now a dream come true. Especially a house with such history. The Belle Epoque Villa was at the turn of the century a Pensione which was frequented by many artists. My apartment was added to the building in 1916 as a self contained apartment for those who wanted more freedom. The guests included Jean Cocteau, Man Ray and Charlie Chaplin to name but a few.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is unique in that it has it's own private garden, terrace and swimming pool. As well as 2 Pool Bedrooms that were added in 2004. A unique blend of the old and the new.

The Villa is very near the centre of Villefranche so a car is not necessary. It is a 10 minute walk to the Beach and the waterside restaurants and shops of this historical village.A bus stop 4 mins away will whisk you to Nice or Monaco and beyond. The SNCF train station is 15 mins walk away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer in Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bathrooms, one with bath/shower and 2 with showers and 2 with WC. Separate WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two double bedrooms in the main house and one further double bedroom by the pool.
  • DVD Player
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Property not suitable for Children under 16. Utility Room: Washing machine is situated in the Pool Room Currently no terrestrial UK or French TV reception. DVD / Blu Ray Player available.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Everything was just as it appears in the photos

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views and easy walk to nearby towns.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful villa with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms - a gorgeous living room with water views

  • 5 of 5

Superb - would love to visit Howard's villa again - the pool overlooking the Villefranche harbour and surrounding garden area are beautiful - we arrived to complementary cheese wine and bread - a generous and welcome gesture. The house is very comfortably furnished - air conditioning in all 4 bedrooms and the view from the living room and 2 bedrooms over Villefranche is superb. Tamsin - our contact in Villefranche was so helpful. The house is an easy walk to the village and the beach and on the bus route for Nice, Monaco and Menton

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
10 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
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Changeover Day:
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