Luxury Apartment in villa with pool 20 mins Nice
From $112 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Type: Apt. / Condo
Beautiful Provencal apartment which forms the east wing of a Mediterranean stone villa. 100 m2.
Private entrance. Fully fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer, washing machine, drier, oven, microwave, electric hob, dishwasher, blender, coffee machine, juicer, kettle, plus many more items for the real cook.
Kitchen opens to a large, spacious, and bright sitting/dining room, with high ceiling and beams. French windows open onto a private balcony with breathtaking views down the valley to the sea. Comfortable seating. Colonial ceiling fan. Original art works, by resident artist. Satellite plasma TV, DVD player, large library of English books. Wifi ...Read more
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Luxury Apartment in villa with pool 20 mins Nice Saint-Laurent du Var, Provence, France
Additional Location Information
The romantic stone villa is set amongst beautiful exotic gardens with a swimming pool, pool house, pizza oven, BBQ and many ancient olive trees. The grounds measure 2500 m2. and its stone terraces are lined with exotic fruit trees - many olive, orange, lemon fig and cherry. The views down the Var Valley and river to the Mediterranean are breathtaking.
The medieval perched village of Gattieres is only a ten minute easy walk from the villa. It is a lively village with bars, restaurants, bakers, supermarket, butcher, pharmacy, post-office, Roman vineyard, ancient church, hairdressers, beauty salons, fresh local vegetable stalls, and buses to the seafront. During the year, many cultural events take place, such as a famous open-air opera in July. Famous artists lived in the area, such as Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, all due to the fantastic light in this part of the world. The Victorians used to holiday in the area for their health as the air is so pure. Our winters are mild with many days of sunshine where one can dine outside - even in January!
For cyclists also, this is a major sport here in France and the famous Tour de France passes by our door annually.
Skiers will find excellent ski slopes only a short drive away with levels for all abilities.
Many well-known walks are available from the village which cross the whole of France, and many pass through ancient villages. The national park - Le Mercantour is on our doorstep, separating us by mountains from Italy. Here you will find lakes, rivers, wild life, and exotic flowers.
A car is necessary in the area, if only to access the wonderful mountain villages locally. There are buses but they are infrequent. A hire car is your best option. We have plenty of private parking space within the grounds of the villa.
Vence, and St Paul de Vence is only a 20 minute drive away where you will discover fascinating art galleries and museums. The well-known Meicht Fondation can be found in St Paul.
Nice, with its fascinating markets, narrow streets full of interesting shops and galleries, old churches, opera house, restaurants and bars, is again, only 20 minutes drive from the villa. The Promenade des Anglais - a five kilometre walk along the seafront, is a favourite with locals, where you can hire bicycles, roller blades, jog, or simply sit and admire the turquoise sea.
Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, Menton, and the Italian border are all within a short drive away. One can also take the local train from ST Laurent du Var which travels along the sea front, to all of these places.
The Isles of Lerin with a famous monastery, still used by the Cistercian monks and the Chateau where the Man in the Iron Mask was reputed to be imprisoned, are a short ferry trip from Cannes.
Here on the Riviera there is something for everyone, and thousands of people flock here in the summertime and even the wintertime to enjoy life on the Mediterranean Sea.
The villa is extremely well situated to offer both a peaceful stay and yet on the edge of the high life or the Alpes.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest train station: 11
Nearest airport: 11
Car is recommended