Juliet Fallowfield

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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St-Paul-de-Vence Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Spacious en-suite Bedrooms plus Games Room, Heated pool, ideal for 2 families

La Sonine is a beautiful stone-built villa, nestled in 5500 sq meters of garden and wood-lands just outside the walled hill-top village of St. Paul de Vence , one of the world's most beautiful medieval villages. La Sonine is located 1km from the village, an easy walk along a pretty path just outside the gates. We are in a unique position bordered by protected forest lands and therefore offer rare peace and privacy in the heart of Cote d'azur. The grounds are extensive with lawn for croquet and badminton, forest for shady naps and children's adventures and various sunny terraces for basking. The villa is typically French in style with ancient terra-cotta floors, arched windows and simple elegant furnishings. Inside, there are 4 double bedrooms, all en-suite. We are just completing a complete remodelling of all bathrooms and kitchen - do ask for photos of the improvements! Gessi fixtures and beautiful tiling and practical design - very luxurious. Underfloor heating provides comfort to our Christmas and mid-season guests. Two bedrooms have spacious private terraces, one opens onto the garden and tiled pool and the 4th enjoys its own access from outside.

The furniture and furnishings all originate in France, China, Japan and Indonesia and have been carefully chosen to create a simple but elegant Asian/French atmosphere.

The cupola-ceilinged dining room seats 8 and the spacious and light sitting-room has a fabulous fireplace, card table and gorgeous artwork. The kitchen has just been remodelled\fully equipped, including 2 fridges, Nespresso, Quooker, ice-maker, food processor, micro-wave and lots of cook-books, 2 ovens for our culinary guests and underfloor heating for Christmas and off-season guests.

In the basement is a large TV/Games room with flat-screen T.V.,

DVD player, DVDs, Ping Pong, Table Football, books, games and sofa-bed. The separate Laundry room is also in the basement and has Washer and Dryer and sink - very practical for large groups and busy families.

There are two bedrooms upstairs, both enjoying lovely private terraces and en-suite bathrooms. The spacious upstairs master bedroom, has a queen-size bed and walk-in wardrobe while the smaller 'blue and white' room has two single beds which can be pushed together to make a king if required. The master bedroom, with its king-size four-poster bed is located on the ground

floor and opens up onto the garden and pool area. This spacious room has a study area (with fax machine, scanner, printer) and sofa-bed should one wish to accommodate a child within the same room. The fourth bedroom is in the basement but is light and airy, due to a large glass door than offers independent access. This 'Japanese' room, enjoys a modern bathroom with double sinks in glass and multi-head shower.

Outside, the dining terrace off the kitchen seats 12 and makes an ideal place to eat during the day (when the cover of the oak tree provides welcome shade) and in the evening. The gas barbeque makes for easy al-fresco cooking and, if you prefer, there is also a charcoal version. The covered terrace off sitting room makes a lovely place for drinks and a quiet retreat from sun and pool. The stone and tile pool (4.5m x 11m) is heated, has an automatic, retractable security cover. The pool is salinated as opposed to chlorinated - salinsation is much gentler on the eyes and skin, having a PH level that is the same as one's eyes. It is surrounded by grass which is lovely under-foot and there are plenty of sun-loungers and chairs.

Bikes, heaters, fans, stroller, cot, highchair and some toys for children are all provided. Our storage 'chalet' is a wonderful place for children to play house, have camp-outs etc. La Sonine is a highly secure property. It can only be accessed by electronically controlled gates covered. All access points are under 24hr-digital CCTV surveillance, linked to a Response Centre. Fire and Emergency panic buttons are in place that link directly to a voice-response centre. There is also a sophisticated burglar/bandit alarm

system and 2 safes. Saying this we have never had any issues with security.

In terms of location, we are 15-20 minutes drive from Nice airport - We are about 1km from St Paul de Vence which is an ancient walled city, made famous as artists such as Picasso, Chagall and other impressionists settled here. Chagall's house is just down the road from us. Every year, over 2.500.000 people come and visit St Paul. Statistically, it is the third most visited historical site in France after the Mont St Michel and the Chateau de Versailles. St Paul 's landscape, natural site, architecture and buildings are all protected by law as part of the national heritage. Its uniquely mild climate, with over 300 days of sunshine a year means that it

is wonderful place to visit summer and winter alike. It also enjoys a unique geographical position with the Med, the river Loup, wonderful museums, ancient villages and fantastic dining all within 15 minutes drive and La Fondation Maeght in walking distance. I love this art gallery because it is small enough to visit with children and lots of it is outside so they can run around. It is very much an artists town - to find out more visit:


We love the location because there is so much to do a stone's throw away. You can be swimming in the Mediterranean Sea in about 15 minutes drive or visiting some other stunning local villages such as Tourettes sur Loup, Vence (where there are some fantastic music festivals), Biot, Valbonne, Grasse . The river Loup runs through a pretty village called Villneuve Loubet which is about 10 minutes away and it is nice to take the kids there with fishing nets and a picnic. There is also a fantastic tree climbing place here which our kids adore. There are 2 Michelin starred restaurants in

St Paul and others a short drive away. Nice itself is about a 20 minutes drive and I think a trip is never complete without a stroll down the promenade and lunch on the beach there. Frankly, there is so much to do andmnone of it is difficult because we are so central. Saying this, we are away from the crowds and traffic on the coast in July and August and as we are tucked up against the National Park we could be in the middle of nowhere.

Many of our guests say that they don't do half as much exploring as they had intended as the villa is so comfortable that it is difficult to leave.

More photographs: If you'd like to see a further 51 photographs of the property and village, please ask us for link. Here are some comments from the guestbook we keep at the house.

Guest Comments: Mr L Taylor (UK) 2007

The villa more than lived up to its description on the excellent web-site. Very comfortable, very spacious, very comprehensively and tastefully furnished, with everything we could have wished for in terms of extras. I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone to anyone who, like us, prefers the comfort, convenience and congeniality of a villa, rather than several hotel rooms to meet the needs of a group.

July 2007

Idyllic, peaceful, beautiful and a wonderful place for a family holiday. What a contrast from Doha, Qatar, Manchester, Dubai, Southampton and Scotland. Thank you for all your help, advice and recommendations. This is a very special place and we would love to return. Excellent place to celebrate our 60th birthday. Thanks for the Champagne.

T. Roose (USA) 2007

We greatly enjoyed our stay at La Sonine. What a lovely place! You are indeed fortunate to have it -- I hope you and your family are able to get back and forth to France very frequently to enjoy it --

Aug 2 2008

A beautiful house with absolutely everything you could want to make you feel immediately at home. Perfect environment to just unwind and relax and lovely hot weather all week make this a lovely experience. St paul is a fantastic area with a beautiful town and the main areas of Nice, Monaco, Cannes and St Rafael are all within easy distance. The swimming pool was brilliant. Kent, England

Aug 2008

We have had a lovely time in the Villa and out. It is lovely and big and the forest is very exciting. St Paul is a lovely little walk and we have found a shortcut! We have been to some really nice beaches in Juan les Pins and Antibes. The swimming pool was excellent and all the floats for it were very good. All the bedrooms are very nice and the beds are very comfy. We have had a lovely time. Thank you very much! Liverpool, England

Aug 2008

Many thanks for sharing your absolutely amazing place with us. We have had a fantastic week in beautiful surroundings. Warm Regards - Kazakhstan

May 2009

We had a wonderful stay at La Sonine. The kids had a wonderful time running around the garden and swimming in the pool while the adults enjoyed the peace and quiet of the patio and terrace. We love St Paul de Vence. Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. Looking forward to a return visit in the future. Boston, MA


The house was cool. The pool was warm. The beds were comfortable. We loved our stay here at La Sonine. The home is beautiful and we had a great time. Many memories have been cherished in this house. With thanks The Watenabes

April 2010

Dear Fallowfields

We had a fabulous stay. Your house and suggestions were the foundation for an amazing family getaway. Great Cultural experience for our kids and great relaxation for us. Thanks

Boston MA

June 2011

This past week met our expectations in every way. The Villa was just right...comfortable, relaxed and beautiful.

June 2011

Is the week over already. Darn feels like we've just arrived. Many thanks for sharing your home. It was fabulous. Thanks especially for such a well stocked kitchen and linens. We loved dining outside also laundry access was a great benefit. Thanks for everything. Colorado Springs, USA

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  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Juliet Fallowfield

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks french, english
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We live in London having just returned from 17 years living in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. We have 3 children aged 11-14 and for them, La Sonine is home. Having owned the house from the time they were infants, we are experts on what do to in the area and are very happy to advise.

Juliet Fallowfield purchased this villa in 2002

There are few places left untouched on this planet, and even fewer which are located 15 minutes from an international airport. To walk through the alley ways and around the walls of St Paul de Vence is to step back in time. In more modern times, the town was adopted by many well-known artists and this has only added to the richness of the area and village itself. Tourettes sur Loup, Biot, Valbonne, Grasse, Moujins and Vence all offer different flavours of the region and make wonderful 1/2 day trips for lunch or breakfast. A favourite for us is to nip up to Tourettes for breakfast and the market on a Wednesday morning or to walk to Vence for lunch. With the beaches and the high-life of the Cote d'Azur in view and just 15 minutes drive it is easy to duck in and out of this scene and then retreat to the quiet and tranquility of La Sonine. There are not many houses in the area that offer flat land, or houses that are well laid out for 2 or more families. This is what we love about our home and we hope you will too.

We are upgrading. The bathrooms and kitchen are being remodelled Autumn 2012 - do ask for photos!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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  • 5 of 5
La Sonine was a wonderful place for 2 families to vacation together (4 adults and 4 children). The kids wanted to spend all their time in the beautiful pool and the adults enjoyed all our meals and evenings out on the terrace. Juliet was immensely helpful as we planned our trip and was incredibly responsive. I never waited more than 24 hours for a return email. St. Paul de Vence was a beautiful town that you could walk to but it would have been a long walk back up the hill, so we drove. We did some adventuring to neighboring towns but spent most of our time at the villa. There was ample information at the house to allow for more exploring. We definitely recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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  • 5 of 5
The villa was a perfect choice! The grounds and pool were so well kept, and the inside was decorated beautifully. The kitchen and the four bathrooms were all up to date with modern appliances and fixtures. The owner was so informative about the locale, and the manager of the home was always available. The location was perfect in order to visit many nearby sites or even for a beautiful walk to the nearby village of St. Paul de Vence. We hope to some day return and stay at La Sonine.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: So delighted that you had a lovely stay and thank you for taking the time to wire this review. Look forward to seeing you again!
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  • 5 of 5
Lovely very we'll maintained property with comfortable interiors and very good quality appliances and kitchen.
Extensive garden in attractive countryside yet very close to all amenities.
Friendly management and lovely cleaning lady, the information supplied on things to do in the area and useful telephone numbers etc was fantastic.
An ideal family or group rental.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: Delighted that you had a lovely stay and thank you for your review. We are always delighted to hear that our guests have enjoyed themselves.
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  • 5 of 5
The house within a magical setting was truly spectacular. The location was perfect the pool large and the interior was modernized to a high standard whilst being simple, elegant as well as homely.
The owners clearly know the area passionately and provide a 'bible' that proved accurate and very helpful.
Our stay could not have been better and we intend to return with our family again.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to your return. Warm regards The Fallowfields
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  • 5 of 5
My wife and I chose La Sonine as vacation home and as a location for our wedding ceremony. Several of our friends stayed with us at the villa also, along with our 1-year-old son. It was absolutely perfect in all respects. On top of the spacious comfortable rooms, every single picture taken there was beautiful. Everything about it down to the fine details was exquisite.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Owner's Response: I am so glad that you chose to have your wedding ceremony at La Sonine. It was a pleasure to help you coordinate it all and we will look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Juliet
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  • 5 of 5
Our family of two adults, two 13 year olds and an 8 year old stayed at La Sonine at a time of year where the weather wasn't particularly consistent but the villa was so well equipped and homely that we still enjoyed every minute of our stay. Everything in this sprawling villa is absolutely pristine. Having just benefitted from a refurb' we couldn't find fault with any aspect of the accommodation. The quality of the rooms, bathrooms and relaxation areas is first class and we didn't want to leave. The kids were thrilled with the 'fooseball table' in the basement and spent hours happily playing on it plus the new enourmous plasma TV (english channels available)proved a hit with them when the weather outside wasn't so great. Most of all we enjoyed sitting around the log fire in the evening together and just relaxing. We did use the garden once or twice when the sun came out and it is just a wonderful space that's surrounded by a forested area and so feels really peaceful and calm.
The position of La Sonine is second to none. There's just no where like the village St Paul de Vence which is just up the road from the villa. Wandering the ancient cobbled alleyways browsing through the art galleries and gift shops and then catching a glimpse of the stunning coastline from its position high on the hillside is just one of life's greatest pleasures.
I can only imagine how idyllic La Sonine is in more clement weather, with the french doors open and the kids swimming in the pool. Breakfast outside in the sun and an infinite choice of beautiful French villages all within a short distance.

I spent a long time searching for the right place to rent in this area and La Sonine was without doubt an exceptional find. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We so love hearing from guests and love knowing that La Sonine is being enjoyed when we can't be there and that all of the careful planning of the refurbishment was worthwhile.

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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nice, Cote d'Azur
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer / Antibes
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
St Paul de Vence
Nearest Ski
95 Kilometres
Auron / Isola 2000
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Opio / Mougins
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Alain Lorca; La Colombe D'Or; Mas de Pierre
Car: necessary

La Sonine provides a secure, peaceful and private hide-away in one of the world's most beautiful, exciting and varied landscapes. As wonderful as it is to just stay at the villa, Nice, St Paul de Vence and the Fondation Maeght, known as centres of art for decades are on your doorstep and cannot be missed. Vence and Tourettes, completely different from each other, are lovely places to explore, have lunch or a drink in the evening, and slightly further afield, Valbonne, Biot, Grasse and Mougins. If you have children, you are just 10 minutes from the beach or river and the hundreds of activities that these have to offer. For culinary excellence, you have only to go to St Paul where there are 2 Michelin-starred restaurants. Nice and Cannes (25 minutes) offers a the wilder night-life and Vence is a great center for Festivals and Music. There are excellent walks on the doorstep or you can drive into the back-country to the foot of the Alpes and in Winter, skiing at Isola.

Other Activities: tree climbing; art galleries, Michelin Star Restaurants

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St-Paul-de-Vence Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 5 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2014 - Sep 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
Nov - March 2015
Oct 26 2014 - Mar 28 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €2,000
Notes We can also arrange for babysitting services, extra housekeeping and other services on your behalf. Bookings outside the months of July and August may be charged a surcharge for pool heating at up to E300 per week, depending on usage. A deposit of 50% of the rental value is requested on booking. We are happy to help you arrange for cooks, additional cleaning, babysitting or other services if you
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St-Paul-de-Vence Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Activities Guide
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • fax
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , double sinks, ensuite to ground floor master bedroom
    Bathroom - combination tub/shower , bidet , double sinks
    Bathroom - combination tub/shower , ensuite to twin bedroom
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , double sinks, ensuite to basement bedroom
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
  • All of our bedrooms have en suite bathrooms which are being renovated Autumn2012 so let me know if you want the most up-to-date photos. Walk-in rain showers, heated floors (for winter guests), practical fixtures and fittings, heated towel rails. The upstairs master bedroom has a bathtub. There is also an independent guest toilet on the ground floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , king 4 poster bed with study area with sofa bed and ensuite
    Bedroom - 1 queen , large private terrace, walk-in cupboard and ensuite
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Private large terrace and ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom - 1 queen , ensuite bathroom and dressing area
  • The twin-bed blue room is ideal for 2 children (with the possibility of a 3rd on a blow-up mattress) with parents occupying the elegant master bedroom next door. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet and high-speed internet access. Both upstairs bedroom are en-suite and enjoy private terraces which make wonderful quiet and secluded sun-traps. The ground floor master bedroom with 4 poster bed, also enjoys a large study area with separate sofa-bed. For those on a working holiday, this room is ideal as it has internet access, fax, scanner and printer. This room opens onto a stone terrace and then the pool so one can keep an eye on things while working. The bright and air basement bedroom has private access from the outside in the form of a large glass door, separate dressing area and arguably the best bathroom. Adult guests can use the bedroom and older children can sleep on the sofas and sofa beds in the adjacent TV/Games room.
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Child's Swing
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are a family with 3 young children and love to spend our summers at La Sonine. While we are living in Asia, we cannot do this, so are happy to rent out the house to other families. We hope that you and your children will get as much enjoyment from tramping around the forest, swimming in the pool, making daisy chains, playing in the 'Wendy' house etc. as ours do. As tempting as it is to stay at the villa, don't miss the Fondation Maeght, the views from St Paul or Tourettes, lunch in Vence or a walk along the Promenade des Anglais. Each village is different, so don't miss them. For our kids the beach, the river on the way to Villneuve-Loubet and the tree climbing in Villneuve Loubet are essential. If you are there at the height of the season, just make sure you leave early for the beach and read our guest book for suggestions. On a practical note, shopping, doctors and hospitals couldn't be easier with 2 major supermarkets within 7 minutes and local shops on the way.
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