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

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


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:
19 May, 2018

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 Villefranche-sur-Mer

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 Arrondissement de Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
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.


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Cocteau’s Breath-taking Villa With Private Pool And Beautiful Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Everything was just as it appears in the photos

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views and easy walk to nearby towns.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 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: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Villefranche sur Mer
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Further Details:

Property not suitable for children under 16 years of age.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.