HISTORIC VENCE: STUDIO APARTMENTS HOUSED IN 15TH CENTURY GATEHOUSE

LIZ O'SHAUGHNESSY AND ROGER BADALASSI

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Bedrooms Studio
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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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HISTORIC VENCE: STUDIO APARTMENTS HOUSED IN 15TH CENTURY GATEHOUSE

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CHARMING STUDIO APARTMENTS IN 15TH CENTURY GATEHOUSE IN THE HEART OF VENCE

Don't just visit Provence - live here, among the locals, within the very wall that embraces the region's most picturesque medieval village-even if it's only for a week or two. How ever long you stay, we know it will not be long enough. How do we know? Because our guests are always returning. And besides, you will soon see for yourself! The Gatehouse is a magnificent six storey medieval tower, built into the heart of the original 'rempart' and wall of Vence 'La Jolie'. This is the perfect retreat to immerse the adventurous tourist into the authentic heart of Provence and Côte d'Azur. Here you will feel part of history-part of the local culture-and very much at home. It is also the ideal hub from which to explore Provence: the ancient city itself, the numerous picturesque towns and charming villages of the Alpes-Maritimes, and the scenic splendour of the Riviera's sparkling jewel, the Côte d'Azur and hinterland. Whichever Gatehouse studio you choose, you are certain to enjoy the authentic, rustic charm, with all the comforts of home, including a practical kitchen and private ensuite.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
The village of Vence is a perfect example of a medieval village, but with mod cons where you need them - outside the walls. We love the Provence area and have been there four times. The other times we were in a rented VW campervan and only stayed near Vence for a few days each time. We decided that this trip we would stay put for 5 days in Vence. But we ended up loving it so much we agreed to skip our other proposed stops in Provence and we stayed in The Gatehouse for 9 days and loved it.

It is a village where you an become part of the villagers' life. We don't speak much French - but we got by and really enjoyed our afternoon/evenings in the square at some of the numerous restaurants who serve drinks and food outside. There are usually boules games going on and they often become very animated! There are regular markets in the same square.



There is a wonderful visitor centre fronting the square and they will tell you (in English) of the local happenings for the time you will be there. We lucked out as there was an exhibition of Chagall paintings in Vence while we were there!



If you can handle some up and down walking, we would definitely recommend a walk to the Matisse Chapel, about 30 minutes across a steep valley. And also a visit to St Paul de Vence - we walked following a map given to us be the visitor centre - not very accurate, but it got us there - we caught a bus to return.



The Gatehouse is wonderfully situated and is only a short walk through the walled village or along the outside of the walls, about the same distance and no more than 5 minutes. The Gatehouse studios have one room and a bathroom. The main room is fitted out with cute decoration and has a table, chairs, bed, some hanging space and kitchen bench, sink, refrigerator and pantry. It has windows that open to the village path and from the bathroom past the village to the distant hills. No TV, however, there is a radio and there are plenty of books in the stairwell. We can only give the accommodation our highest recommendation. Our stay at The Gatehouse was the highlight of our 4.5 weeks trip which included a one week cruise in the Greek Islands! You will love your holiday at The Gatehouse in Vence.
Oct 2013
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LIZ O'SHAUGHNESSY AND ROGER BADALASSI

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Speaks french, italian, spanish, english
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Map

Nearest Airport
16.5 Kilometres
NICE AIRPORT
Nearest Ferry
21 Kilometres
NICE
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
CAGNES SUR MER
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A8 AT CAGNES SUR MER
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
CAGNES SUR MER
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
LE CLEMENÇEAU
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
GREOLIERES LES NEIGES
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
VILLENEUVE-LOUBET
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
LA LITOTE
Car: not necessary

The Gatehouse is a magnificent six storey medieval Tower, built into the heart of the original 'rempart', and wall of Vence 'La Jolie'. The accommodation consists of five separate studio apartments spread over four of the storeys of The Gatehouse. Studio 1, located on the ground floor, has easy access to the street, whilst entry to Studios 2, 3, 4 and 5 is gained via the original stone-hewn spiral staircase leading to each of the separate levels. With this in mind, we suggest you consider the accessibility of the studios in terms of the relative mobility of each member of your party. Studio 1 which is ideal for one person consists of a trundle bed by night and a sofa by day, a small kitchenette/dining area and ensuite bathroom. Studios 2, 3 and 4 each comprise a double bed, with roll-away single bed, kitchenette/dining area and ensuite bathroom. Studio 5 which is also ideal for a single traveller, comprises a double bed, kitchenette/dining area and ensuite bathroom. Studios 3, 4 and 5 afford magnificent views towards the Alpes-Maritimes and across the village of Vence. Within easy walking distance from The Gatehouse, there are numerous first class restaurants, outdoor dining areas, and historic sites, including the ancient Cathedral, and Roman artifacts. Amenities including post office, tourist bureau, markets and fashion and gift shops are all within minutes of The Gatehouse.

Please note: The Gatehouse in Vence comprises five separate and self contained studio apartments, and as we are unable to indicate availability for each studio on the calendar provided, please contact the owner directly regarding availability and bookings.

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Vence Studio Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
AU$ 865
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit AU$200.00
Deposit of $200.00 required upon booking, with balance payable eight weeks prior to departure for France.
Notes RENTAL PERIOD IS FROM SATURDAY TO SATURDAY, WITH A MINIMUM OF FOUR NIGHTS STAY. RENTAL FOR PERIODS FROM FOUR NIGHTS TO SIX NIGHTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. A DEPOSIT OF $200.00 IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF BOOKING, WITH BALANCE Of RENTAL PAYABLE EIGHT WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. CHARGE FOR END OF STAY CLEANING IS INCLUDED IN THE WEEKLY RATE.
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Amenities

Vence Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 25 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Each studio at The Gatehouse has a full ensuite bathroom with toilet and spa shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Please note Studios 3, 4 and 5 contain a double bed with roll away single bed. These studios sleep a maximum of 3 people. Studio 1 is ideal for a solo traveller with a trundle bed by night and a sofa by day. Studio 5 contains a double bed and sleeps a maximum of 2 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • library
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • waterfalls
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • sailing
  • pier fishing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • paragliding
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
THE GATEHOUSE STUDIOS ARE PERFECT FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS, COUPLES, AND COUPLES WITH ONE CHILD. IDEAL FOR GROUPS TRAVELLING TOGETHER WITH ONE STUDIO PER COUPLE, UNDER THE SAME ROOF. VENCE IS THE PERFECT BASE FROM WHICH TO EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF THE MAGICAL TOWNS OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA, FROM CANNES TO MENTON, INCLUDING NICE, ANTIBES, AND MONACO, TOGETHER WITH THE AMAZING HINTERLAND REGIONS OF THE ALPES-MARITIMES.
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