Golfe Juan Villa Rental Photos and Description
5 bedrooms, 5 ensuite bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 11
Located on the foothills of Golfe-Juan between Cannes and Antibes, minutes from the center of the village and the beach, la Pokade was built and designed in the finest French Riviera tradition starting with its facade crafted of local sienna stucco and its red tile roof. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature a terraced garden with a variety of tropical flowers and plants including palm, almond and olive trees, cactus, lavender and many other flowering shrubs and plants. Down a flight of stairs below the entrance is a large infinity pool surrounded by a stone terrace as well as other open and covered terraces with ample outdoor lounging and dining furniture. Wherever you decide to relax, you'll enjoy beautiful and peaceful views of the garden. This five bedrooms property boasts all modern comforts and conveniences including ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioned rooms, high-speed Internet access, cable television, DVD player and music system. Free local and international telephone.
Surroundings: The bay of Golfe-Juan, nestled between the Cap of Antibes and the Îles de Lérins in front of Cannes, is well protected from the winds. A wide range of golf courses and seaside activities is on offer, from walking or lazing about on the sandy beaches, to visiting old harbors and medieval ramparts and many museums or other cultural activities. Here you'll find a full range of shops, services, cafés, restaurants, supermarkets and weekly open-air markets and antiquities shops. And within easy driving distance in a 3 miles radius are the larger towns of Juan les Pins, Antibes and Cannes. Other delightful French Riviera towns and villages, such as Mougins, Biot or Saint Paul de Vence are also easy ½ day trips.
Pokade setting: The two-story house has been designed with great style and flair and equipped with all comforts and conveniences. The décor combines comfortable contemporary furnishings accented by a palette of colorful walls and a variety of antique pieces. And the property boasts all modern comforts and conveniences including air-conditioned rooms, high-speed Internet access, cable television, DVD player and music system. Stairs from the main entrance lead down to the gracious open-plan living-dining room with almond walls and terra cotta tile floors. A rattan sofa, love-seats and several easy chairs are grouped around an antique coffee table in front of the fireplace. Across the room is the dining area with farm oak table and dining chairs for 10 people. French doors open to the pool area and the covered dining terrace with teakwood dining tables and chairs.
Getting there: Pokade is easily accessible by:
-- Air - Nice Cote d’Azur International airport is 11.8 miles or 25mn away by car
-- Train - Cannes or Antibes train stations are 15 mn away by car (about 3 miles) and well connected to EuroRail (TGV trains)
-- Car -- the A8 highway is about 3 miles away with easy connection to Italy, Paris and the rest of Provence.
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Although living in the US since 1979, I always wanted to go back to the Riviera, in general, and to the village of Golfe-Juan, in particular, where I spent endless summers with my family when I was growing up in France. Since 2006, I am enjoying La Pokade 2 to 3 months a year. Between sailing, skiing, hiking and golfing, little time remains to relax but reliving his childhood 'souvenirs' is fun for a happy retiree.
An opportunity stroke in 2005 when my cousin sent me pictures of a provencal house nested on the hills above Golfe in a peaceful and very private setting but only minutes away from the buzz of Antibes, Juan les Pins and Cannes. Keeping the old walls and the original character of the property, I had the house entirely rebuilt, an infinity pool was added and a new soothing garden was created. Since then friends and family are joining me every year when I am done there. A sure sign that they love the place!
The seclusion that La Pokade offers after a day at the beach, golfing or visiting the surroundings, is a gem. Noise is reduced to hearing the crickets or the birds signing, or the wind in the 'pins parasols'. The property offers total privacy and allows real rest. Kids have a safe environment to play and families can gather on the terraces around the pool or in the summer kitchen for memorable moments.