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Villa with stunning sea & mountain views. Private balconies, terrace & garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 828 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

All day sun - large shared pool - unique location - a short walk from St Paul

Villa Olivade is a one-bedroom Provençal villa situated on the beautiful, privately gated, Domaine du Piol. Domaine du Piol's elevated position gives it unrivalled views to snow capped mountains and the sea. The villa benefits from the sun starting in the early morning and throughout the day until it sets directly in front of the west facing balcony. Throughout the day, you can enjoy the sunshine and views from either the balconies, the terrace or the sun deck. All of which are on different levels and all offer those essential, amazing views of the Cote d’Azur.

The balconies, large terrace and lower garden area are all private and exclusive to Olivade. No other property on the domaine offers the same amount of privacy.

The terrace has a large shaded Pergola with seating for 4 persons and garden lights mean you can eat late into the evening. Multiple adjustable wooden sun-beds on the terrace an be used for sun bathing or walk down to the lower sun deck which sits amongst palms, bamboo and grasses and is also equipped with adjustable sun-beds & parasol.

Villa Olivade Features: The villa is beautifully appointed and decorated throughout with stylish furnishings, marble bathroom, super-king wooden bateau-lit bed, quality kitchenware, air conditioning and WiFi.

You have a choice of areas for dining either inside or out including either our balcony on the top level or beneath the pergola on the terrace. There are many pretty spots to sit outside in the gardens and enjoy a glass of wine all offering different views either to the sea, mountains or surrounding area and villages.

There is a large, shared swimming pool on the Domaine with views to the sea.

Parking is right outside the villa. The parking is covered which is essential in the summer.

The popular village of St Paul de Vence is a 20 minute walk from the villa but you will need a car if you want to explore further which is recommended in this beautiful area.

St Paul de Vence: The Medieval village of St Paul is just a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away. Here you can stroll through the cobbled streets and enjoy some of the finest art available or watch petanque being played by the locals whilst enjoying a drink in the Cafe de la Place.

Opposite the Cafe de la Place is the famous Colombe D'or. Voted one of the top 10 restaurants in the world, the Colombe D'or has the largest private collection of artwork in the world from Piccasso as well as work by Matisse and Renoir. Although a regular haunt for the rich and famous, the staff of the Colombe D'or makes everybody feel welcome.

An evening walk around the ramparts is recommended to catch the amazing sunset and see the swallows fill the sky. If you prefer, you can enjoy the same sunset from the villa!

The Côte d'Azur: The A8 which runs along the Cote D'Azur is just 10 minutes from Domaine du Piol and is your fast track to the most famous coastline in the world! Destinations such as Nice are just 15 min, Cannes 30 min, Eze 25 min, Monaco 30 min, Menton and the Italian border 35 min, .... the list goes on.

Heading out beyond Saint Paul there are many beautiful villages such as Vence, Tourette Sur Loup, Gordon and Grasse as well as famous institutions such as the Maeght Foundation, Ville Emprussi de Rothchild and National Parks like the Mercantour and Massif de l’Esterel.

More Details

David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis

Sally and I have been in love with the Côte d'Azur since the mid 90's. We first went with EasyJet using tokens collected from a national newspaper! Before I met Sally I used to ride my motorcycle to Bandol for the big event in the motorcycle racing calendar The Bol d'Or. Bandol was a place I loved and hoped that one day, I would live there also.

David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis purchased this villa in 2001

Why David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis chose Nice Area

The plan was simple. The area was to be in or around Bandol. The property to be manageable with NO RENOVATION. We ended up 150 Kilometers away standing in a property signing papers with rain coming through the roof and looking out of the broken windows and shutters. But. What a view! 2 years later, (after a lot of hard work) we had a property we could actually use!

The first thing that hits you is the view. There is no other property on the domain that has such a magnificent view to the sea and the surrounding countryside. In fact, only St Paul itself has the same views. That view can be enjoyed from the balconies, the terrace or the lower garden. Each area offering a different aspect. There is always something to see. According to Google maps, the view to the west is up to 40 kilometers and takes in Cannes as well as the mountains of L'estoril.

What makes this villa unique

The location is ideal for exploring the region and is centrally located between Nice and Cannes. St Paul is a pleasant 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by car. Don't just visit the famous costal resorts though. Point your car the other way and drive into the mountains to visit hill top villages and mountain streams. Not enough people in my opinion explore 'the interior' as it is called by the Azurians. I don't think they tell anyone actually. They keep it to themselves! Whatever you decide to do, there are so many wonderful places that you would need a month just to see a fraction of what this area has to offer.

We always offer all our guests help and advice to plan their holiday. Sally and I lived in the villa for 6 years and have good knowledge of what to do and where to go to get the most from your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi David, We absolutely loved your villa; it is so beautiful and everything was fantastic; Thank you so much. I can not thank you enough for a wonderful vacation; I will recommend it to everyone I know! I hope some day to be able to afford to go back! You are a very lucky person to be able to go there often. We loved all of your movies, and watch when the weather was bad, which was about 2 days.Thanks again for everything.
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint Paul de Vence in Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 828 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom has twin basins set in marble. Above the basins is a full width mirror. There is plenty of cupboard space under the marble top for all your items. A hair dryer and quality towels are provided. The large shower has plenty of room and mixer taps to get the temperature exactly as you like it. There is also a Bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The air conditioned bedroom is large and spacious with a super king-size 'bateau-lit' bed. There is ample storage in the large wardrobe, bedside cupboards, dressing table and chest of drawers. The double glazed French windows open onto the balcony and you can enjoy stunning views to the surrounding countryside, the sea and Cap d'Antibes. Red squirrels are a regular sighting in the Pine trees around the villa.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


An amazing property with outstanding views.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Olivade for 6 nights and could happily stayed longer.

After seeing the photographs of the property we had high expectations and were not disappointed. This is truly a beatuful place to get away from it all and yet is close enough to local amenities and the lovely St Paul de Vence.

The interior and exterior of the property were immaculate and well maintained.

We particularly enjoyed using the balcony off the living room and bedroom for breakfast and in the evenings. The views and sunsets were amazing, it was a lovely way to end the day.

The information provided by the owners was very useful and accurate and help make our holiday stress free.

The shared swimming pool is another advantage to this property and it was always very peaceful.

Overall we had an amzing holiday, being able to visit NIce, Monaco, Cannes, Villefranche, Antibes etc from an ideally located base. We recommed Juan les Pins form a lovely sandy beach.

We would stay at Villa Olivade agian and recommed it to anyone looking for a beautiful location, property, great views and excellent lbase for exploring.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Andrea and Steve Thank you very much for your review. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your week at the villa and Saint Paul de Vence. Hopefully you come again soon and enjoy the unique views and amazing sunsets. A Beintôt Sally-Anne & David
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at this comfortable well-equipped location with a magnificent vista.

We did not have a car but fortunately met Lionel Merle at the owner's recommendation who was a wonderful tour guide. He was always exactly on time and had an enormous amount of knowledge about the history and beauty of the area.

David was always available and helpful by email or phone--a superb host!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, Ontario, Canada

Stunning vistas--charming space, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and I recently stayed for 2 weeks at Villa Olivade. It was a perfect choice to explore and experience the French Riviera. The photographs on the website are entirely accurate in their description. Yet they do not capture the feeling of the space; the beautiful morning and evening skies with the broad horizons available for view from the bedroom and the living room.

The location is ideal for exploring the coast both east and west--as we did, from Menton to Saint-Tropez. And it is close to so many charming hill towns and villages, from nearby St. Paul de Vence to Vence, to Gourdon, Mougins, Biot and so many more. The trip to the Gorge du Verdun was exceptional. Careful driving on weekends, as cyclists by the hundreds will share the road with you.

David and Sally have made the space warm and inviting. And they are truly wonderful hosts--extremely responsive and engaging, seeking to ensure those who have the privilege of sharing their villa will have a memorable experience.

We will always treasure the two weeks we stayed in Villa Olivade. We highly recommend that you seek out this treasure as well.

Henry & Kathy--London, Canada

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Henry & Kathy Than you so much for your review of Olivade. We are both glad that you enjoyed your vacation and it is always a pleasure to help guests get the most from the Côte d'Azur. I think the 2 weeks of excellent weather went a long way to making your stay a memorable one! Thank you again for staying in Olivade. Sally-Anne & David
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Just fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We received a wonderfully complete brief about the villa before we left the UK. The villa was exactly as described, quiet with brilliant views all around.

Internally it was spacious, light, well equipped and a joy to be in.

The locality was an ideal base for tours inland or down to the coast.

We thoroughly recommend the villa and the helpful owner; can't wait to revisit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Linda's and John Thank you for your review of Olivade. We are glad that you found the villa was as described. We have tried to capture the views as best as possible but camera's have limitations. However I think this is a good thing because the surprise of the views to the sea and the mountains are a welcome surprise. Just so you know, the observatory that you can see from the west balcony to the PréAlpes is 58 Kilometers away! Best regards David & Sally-Anne
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Beautiful villa with a gorgeous setting above countryside and sea

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Olivade in early March. It is the perfect holiday home, comfortable and charming, perched high above the landscape with views of the Mediterranean. David was such an excellent and helpful host, and provided many details about the villa and the surrounding area. The kitchen was equipped with every possible tool for preparing occasional meals -- such as just-caught fish from Cagnes-sur-Mer and local markets. The supremely comfortable bed, lovely linens, large towels, and bathrobes were elegant. Sitting outside on the various terraces amongst flowering plants, rosemary, and olive and pine trees was a treat, and the weather was warm and sunny. We enjoyed day trips to Menton, Eze, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, and a short ferry ride to Ile Saint-Honorat. Lunch on the patio at La Colombe d'Or and a visit to the Fondation Maeght were a festive end to the week. A lovely visit!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Karen and thank you so much for your review. You certainly made the most of your stay in St Paul and visited all of the right places. You obviously did your research and hopefully our information pack helped you with some of your decisions. We hope to see you again one day at Olivade. David & Sally-Anne
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Week at Olivade

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The leaflet of details we were given before arrival was comprehensive and useful, giving us some good ideas of places to visit. The situation of Olivade is really pretty with great views to the sea, we particularly enjoyed sitting in the dusk, with a glass of wine, watching the planes come in to the airport. The pool was great to cool off in after a busy day out.

Olivade itself was well appointed and had ideal amount of space for 2 people. It was comfortable and quiet. A nice place to have as a base while unwinding from daily hubbub of normal life.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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High season 2017
27 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer Season
1 Jun 2017 - 27 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Peak Season 2017
28 Jun 2017 - 13 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season 2017
14 Sep 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season 2017/18
2 Nov 2017 - 28 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay
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