Classic Riviera villa with great ocean views, the charm of a bygone era and all the conveniences of a modern home.
Beautifully situated, 10 minutes from Nice airport, walking distance to the beach and the train station, this truly exceptional classic 'Italian-style' villa is all the Riviera used to be.
Quiet, tranquil, private and secluded, but minutes from the action of Cannes or Monte Carlo, this haven of peace and beauty has smitten many, many guests from all over the world.
The large gated garden is safe for pets and children, filled with palm. olive trees (some 200 years old) oak trees (300 years old), and other Riviera vegetation.
The house dates from the golden era of the Cote d'Azur (1922)
Aside from great restaurants and fabulous sight-seeing, there is the beach just minutes away (3/4 mile) and lots of activities of children and young adults, including the famous Cagnes horse race track just minutes away.
It is lovingly nurtured with all the charm of a bygone era, but with modern facilities, including fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer & dryer and high speed wireless Internet.
The Area: We are nestled in the heart of the Riviera, The fortified sea-coast town of Antibes (with Picasso museum) is ten minutes away. The beautiful walled medieval town of St. Paul de Vence (home of the famous Galerie Maeght) is also 10 minutes away. Our town of Cagnes-sur-Mer is noted as the home of Renoir, whose house is now a wonderful museum. Activities for young people include, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, a gigantic water park and dolphin show (Marineland), and lots of zoos and aquariums.
The ares is dotted with famous dining spots, featuring fresh caught seafood and great Provence and Italian dining.
Golf courses and horseback riding are plentiful in the region.
Horse riding and racing : Cagnes boasts 6 horse riding stables and schools and one of the largest professional race tracks in Europe. Whether you want a beautiful ride through the Provencal countryside, a lesson by some of the top riding professionals or you just want to watch exciting thorougbred racing at the Cagnes iRacetrack (just a five-minute walk from the house) this is your spot.
The villa has been owned by the same family - American expat filmmakers - for nearly 60 years.
There are few houses on the Riviera (or in the world, for that matter) that have preserved their oroginal charm as successfully as 'La Terre de Sienne'. As soon as you enter the property, you are transported to another time.
Other Activities: horse racing
Golf: There are many Golf Courses in the locality of Cagnes Sur Mer suitable for both novice golfers and professional golfers alike. The dry climate and warmer weather make Cagnes Sur Mer a great destination for Golfers. The Cote d'Azur has a golfing tradition hard to find anywhere else. The area has twenty seven courses with nineteen open all year. What better place than Cagnes Sur Mer to enjoy your Golf surrounded by fantastic scenery and of course the Club Houses are great too - typically with good Restaurants perfect for Golf Widows and Widowers! One nearby example is cited below....
Biot Golf Club - La Bastide du Roi, 06410 Biot. - Tel: +33 4 93 65 08 48
This is one of the Riviera's oldest courses. The fairways gently succeed each other, with calm and untroubled play to look forward to – a pleasant golfing experience for all players - without many difficulties, you will find here a course full of rustic and romantic charm which welcomes visitors. This is the nearest course to the Apartment and is very popular with people who have stayed. They offer golf lessons in English, club and shoe hire and a superb Restaurant at the 19th.
Ski: It is often assumed that the Alpes-Maritimes mountains are too close to the Côte d'Azur with its mild winters to offer any serious skiing options however the high altitudes and favourable weather conditions can make skiing possible right through until April.
The largest resorts in the region are Isola 2000, Auron and Valberg/Beuil but there are many small resorts that offer competitively priced lift passes and are in easy reach for a day or weekend trip.
The département has a long association with the sport of skiing and the first ski club, 'Ski Club des Alpes Maritimes' was founded in 1909 by Victor de Cessole, from Nice, who spent much of his life conquering these tough mountains.
There are 465 peaks over 2,000 meters in the region with, towards the Italian border, six peaks standing over 3,000 metres.
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