Designed by a student of le Corbusier, this villa combines Provencal charm (stuccoed walls and tile roofs) with an open modern plan, all arranged on a few levels (the main floor is on three levels, so the elderly and the very young will want supervision) with a full pool and spectacular view of the Mediterranean You can see a panorama extending from The hills of Monte Carlo to Corsica (on a clear day) to Cannes, all while lounging by the pool beside fruit trees, and sipping on the local Vin du Var.
We are in a nature district, so great hikes up mountain streams or along the foothills of the Maritime Alpes are nearby. Vence, a charming hill town is 5 minutes away, with cafes, restaurants and shopping, and St. Paul de Vence, with its famous galleries, museum and boule court, is 10 minutes. Haute cuisine restaurants, including the well-resepcted Chateau St. Martin, from modest to extravagant, are peppered throughout the neighborhood, and both Nice and Cannes, with their famous promenades, hotels, museums, beaches and shopping are 20-30 minute drives.
This is our family home, which my parents purchased after traveling to the Cote d'Azur for thirty years and searching for the perfect perch above the sea. It possesses charms for young and old, loungers and sightseers, athletes and intellectuals, connoisseurs and folks who just want to chill. It is not luxurious, but it is comfortable, serene and tasteful. It is the most relaxing place I know.
I am a teacher in Bronx, NY and a lover of the Cote d'Azur. The contact info will lead you to our property manager.
Patrice Bertocco purchased this villa in 1982
My parents summered in Vence and the Cote d'Azure and I fell in love with the area.
Shopping in the old city of Vence. The local museums. The best restaurants in the world. An unparalleled view and a simple life by the pool.
We rented this villa July 14th, 2012 for 1 week. We have vacationed several times in the south of France and have always rented villas and this was by far, our favorite villa to date. We were two families, 4 adults and 4 kids (ages 4-7). The accommodations were comfortable, the main living areas were decorated beautifully, and we loved the layout of all the different levels. We spent most of our time outside on the terraces and at the pool and the view from anywhere in the back is breathtaking. We could see all the way from Italy to the east and Cap d'Antibes to the west. The only thing that was different from advertised was the TV/DVD/stereo system. There was no DVD player and no stereo system to play music by the pool other than a portable radio/CD player, so make sure you bring CDs if you like to listen to music by the pool. The description of the villa has since been modified on its website and no longer includes this, but we did not know this beforehand. The villa is located pretty high up and the road is narrow and steep leading up to the villa, but well-worth the drive up. The town of Vence is charming to say the least and we were within easy drives to all the surrounding towns. I absolutely loved our stay and am already making plans to return next summer! Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
This is no ordinary villa, but an oasis of calm and beauty in this already wonderful part of France. Most rooms have spectacular views over the foothills, Cap d’Antibes and the Mediterranean. On a clear day you can see the peaks of Corsica rising like a mirage out of the sea. The house itself is spacious, well-designed and has artistic touches echoing the Matisse Chapel just down the road in Vence. The spacious garden and pool area with its own small kitchen is its own delight and is completely private from the other houses on the hill. The location is superb, just a few minutes from restaurants and shopping in Vence and a few more from the artist’s village of St. Paul de Vence and the remarkable art museum at Fondation Maeght nearby. The Airport and Nice is just 1/2 hour away and Monaco, Antibes, nearby mountain villages like Grasse, Biot and the rest of the Cote d’Azur is all within easy reach for day trips. We had an unforgettable stay in August 2011, and can’t wait to go back.
We stayed in this villa several years ago and I was delighted to Google it at VRBO to recall our lovely days there. I think if one likes quiet, peace, spectacular views out to the Nice airport and the Mediterranean, this is a perfect spot. I especially remember the breakfast patio, lovely hours by an almost infinity-like view pool, a grassy area for children to play, charming contemporary architecture, and access to interesting hikes, museums, day trips and restaurants - one with high and sweeping views of the Mediterranean. I do hope we will be able to visit this villa again. I actually came home and did a pastel drawing from our photos of the marvelous angels/lines of the home.
A gorgeous spot for us to end our month in Europe.
Our family loved the villa, with its sweeping views and
secluded address. The pool was great on a hot day
and the terrace the perfect place to dine al fresco. An
easy drive to the Nice airport. We can't wait to go
back for another restful visit.