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The Owners

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
Bedrooms 4
Property type mill
Minimum Stay 7 nights

The Owners

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Bedrooms 4
Property type mill
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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

Secluded, authentic olive mill w/ guest house, private pool. Walk to village

There is nowhere quite like this charming olive mill, built in 1575 on top of a still visible Roman settlement. It lies next to a small brook that crosses the property with its ancient aqueduct, surrounding moat, jasmine covered water mill and secluded grounds. Ivy covers the old well, flower beds abound and fish swim in the lily pond beneath cascading stonework. Le Moulin des Trois Arcs has been lovingly renovated to preserve the spirit of the past with all the comforts of a modern home. It is full of character and charm, in an exceptionally great location for sightseeing.

Located just outside the picturesque village of Le Rouret, there is easy access to beaches, lively village markets, trendy restaurants, historical sites and, to get you there, nearby trains and planes. But once inside our gates, you may not want to leave the peace and tranquillity of the old Moulin. It is an ideal place for couples who want to live their dream of being at home, in France, living like the locals do. It is also a memorable place for family and friends to gather for holidays, anniversaries, those special birthdays and reunions. This quiet oasis makes an idyllic retreat for food and wine lovers, hikers and climbers of all ages, cyclists, artists and writers, even book clubs! It is also a unique spot to host seminars, which have been conducted here by a variety of companies and institutions over the last 10 years - see our Dialogues in Design at for more information. Our activities include cooking classes, tours to our favourite wineries and out of the way attractions, meeting the locals, and personalized cultural events. Spa facilities, reike and yoga are available upon request. There are several charming inns in the area to increase space for larger numbers of people or extra guests.

Le Moulin des Trois Arcs consists of three buildings. The mill itself will comfortably accommodate six - eight people. There are three double beds and two singles (one of which is up a tiny ladder in bedroom two), with two full bathrooms. The near-by guesthouse, Rose Cottage, has one double bed and one single bed. The large bathroom with shower, toilet and hand sink also has a washer/dryer machine. An iron and ironing board are provided as well as are hair dryers. Free wifi is available throughout the house. The artist atelier is available separately for seminars.

The mill house and its guesthouse have been tastefully decorated for comfort and convenience, and can be seen in leading decorating magazines. The building features the original beams, stone work for grinding and producing oil, and the16th century floors. There are three wood burning fireplaces and one pizza oven.

Ground Floor

Here you find the vaulted ceiling kitchen, ideal for gourmet cooking and enjoying our local foods and wine. There is a comfortable library with Sky satellite television, and a large bathroom with sink, wc, luxuriously large tub and hand shower. A cheerful glass dining room with fireplace and pizza oven looks out onto the terrace with 3 more dining tables, parasols and chairs. (The bbq is next to the stream, with additional tables available.)

First Floor

A few stairs lead up to the living room, another small library, and three main bedrooms, each with a double bed. The smaller bedroom also has stairs leading to a single platform bed. French doors grace the larger two rooms, opening onto the centuries old walled gardens, flower beds, rose gardens and passing stream.

Rose Cottage

A small wooden bridge crosses the moat, leading to the guesthouse, aptly named Rose Cottage for all the roses that surround it. The entry hall has a small kitchenette; the main room has a double bed and single bed/couch. The fireplace is fully functional. There is a covered side terrace with table and six chairs overlooking the pool, olive trees and gardens.


There is a refreshing pool 4 meters by 6.4 meters to cool off in, or splash beneath its ivy covered fountain. Peace and serenity abound as you relax and unwind around the pool and the surrounding gardens.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
The Owners (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian

About The Owners

This property is owned by an Italian designer and his wife, an American born anthropologist (an intercultural business coach) who spend their time between France and Italy. They give seminars in design and intercultural training at the mill throughout the year for people from all over the world. The couple has recently added spa and bien-essere to their offerings. Both are writers, lecturers and public speakers - they often customize programs for their guests who want an educational holiday. Their two children were raised in the house, as well as a happy array of cats and dogs.

The Owners purchased this mill in 1998

Why The Owners chose St-Paul-de-Vence

It was a coup de coeur! Love at first sight. This is not an ordinary home, but an extraordinary adventure that we have had the pleasure to share with people from all over the world. The house has magic to it, it touches the essence of anyone who visits. It was built on a sacred spring, and is as healing and comforting today as when it was built, 75 years after Columbus discovered America. We don't own it, it owns us. It is a very special place that we feel privileged to share with others who love history, culture, travel, good food & wine.

What makes this mill unique

Everything about this property is unique due to the age, setting and integrity of its architecture. The benefits are that, because the owners actually live at the mill on and off throughout the year, it feels like home. They also share their professional knowledge and expertise with their guests about French culture, design, art, history, literature, philosophy, cooking, and living and working abroad (upon request, of course). Or, they just hand over the keys to your home in France. They also provide spa & well-being treatments upon request.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We travel a lot, but nothing beats this one. It was extraordinary. Fabulous kitchen, wall-to-wall charm, bubbling brook. it felt like we were in movie. Great condition, comfortable and cozy. The fireflies lit up the stream at night, and we had really trouble leaving during the day it was so special. However, lots to do in the area...very well located to sea and villages. Very pretty local village with great shopping. You need a car to see everything. Unforgettable experience, we loved every minute at the old mill. The owners were super charming and helpful. This one is super amazing - Lucy and Jacques, Martin and Ariana Australia
Jun 2013
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Bedrooms 4
Property type mill
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Live like locals 16thC Olive Mill above Roman ruins, ideal for families.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Live like locals 16thC Olive Mill above Roman ruins, ideal for families.
St-Paul-de-Vence Nice Area

Extraordinary property with great ambience.

  • 5 of 5
We had a truly wonderful time. The owners did everything to make us feel welcome and relaxed. Cynthia and Armando are such friendly and kind hosts. They gave us loads of tips for activities and locations that we would never had found on our own. And the house was a dream! A one of a kind place where we spent our days just relaxing and playing with our children in the garden. We feel we have gained friends for life with this vacation that exceeded all our expectations. Thank you so much, Cynthia and Armando!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Le Rouret
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Cannes or Nice
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Opio (there are 4 others in the immediate area)
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Autoroute 8 exit Villeneuve-Loubet
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Le Clos Saint Pierre with Michelin star
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: necessary

This property is an oasis of tranquility, in the heart of both Cote-d'Azur with its lively beaches and the historic villages and museums of Provence. It is no wonder the artists chose this area to live and work. Your home will be a beautifully furnished and comfortable 16th Century Olive Mill with its old stone walls, flowers, fruit and olive trees. A totally unique, quality experience. As rare as it is beautiful.


Rates & Availability

From $2,795 Per week

St-Paul-de-Vence Mill Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Oct 15 2014 - May 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
mid season
May 15 2015 - Jul 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
high season
Jul 2 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
cleaning,meet&greet,concierge,tourism $180
Refundable damage deposit $780
Notes Rates ae subject to change until reservation is made.
September 8 - September 28, 2014 is 2300 Euros
September 29 - October 23 is 2000 Euros
Christmas week is 2800 Euros

10 euros per person is due to be paid for French local rental tax.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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St-Paul-de-Vence Mill Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mill
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , washer/dryer
  • 1 bath/hand shower with sink, wc 1 shower with sink, wc 1 shower in guest house with washer/dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , there is a platform bed with a single futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Superb views of grounds
    Bedroom 4 Guest House Studio - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Full shower room washer/dryer and small closet kitchenette
  • 3 bedrooms in millhouse, each with double bed. Plus one single loft bed in second bedroom. 1 studio apt in guest house with double bed and single bed. Quality linens and furnishings.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Live as the locals do, in an ancient olive mill built with all the comforts of home. Explore the remains of the Roman settlement and working aqueduct. The owners can provide history and culture courses, design, cooking, Italian or French conversation, book club agendas, Reike, massage, personalized tours....a very unique opportunity to 'be almost French' in an oasis of tranquility with the glamour of the French Riviera at your doorstep. Provence Cote d' Azur at its best.

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