This lovely, large villa features a south-west orientation, and offers unlimited panoramic views of mountains, valleys and the Mediterranean Sea. Outdoor features include a private swimming pool with sunbathing areas, and a 1500 m2 terraced garden with olive, citrus, apricot, and fig trees. This five-bedroom/three-bath home offers approximately 250 m2 of living space, and sleeps up to ten persons. There is a big entrance hall, two living rooms (one with a fireplace), five bedrooms, three bathrooms and toilets, two kitchens, a winter garden with a panoramic view, and open and covered terraces. One living room, one bedroom, one kitchen, and one bathroom and toilet are in an independent studio. The villa is fully air-conditioned with temperature individually controllable in all rooms. A double garage and parking behind gates is available. The villa is within walking distance(500 m) of the medieval village St. Jeannet, where you'll find high-quality food shops and six restaurants and bars
The Surroundings: The neighbour village La Gaude is only 4 km away. It is another charming medieval village. IBM has chosen this site for its
Southern France research centre with its praised architecture.
Saint-Paul de Vence, the top tourist attraction in the area. Do not miss this fascinating village with its many top gourmet restaurants and shops. Near this place you may also find the magnificent art museum Fondation Maeght.
Vence, with medieval charm yet 15.000 inhabitants and all facilities. It is only 5 km from the villa in St. Jeannet. The
road to Vence exhibits marvellous views of the Côte d'Azur and the Mediterranean Sea. In Vence you find Chapel Rosaire, the museum for Matisse.
Cannes, the famous city of the film festivals is situated only 30 km from the villa and Nice, with its famous harbour, beaches and charming old city is only 20 minutes away.
Activities in the area: Golf near St Jeannet may be found in the Var valley and at Mougins and other places. At least 16 excellent golf courses are available near by.
Mountain walking and even rock climbing is possible on site.
Skiing in winter is only 1-1,5 hours away, for instance at Isola 2000.
Rafting, canoe and hydrospeed are activities, which may be found in the Var and Tinee Valleys.
More information: For further details about the superb holiday villa at St. Jeannet please contact the owner and/or his own website.
Anne Marie and Hans Janus here sitting on the terrace in their rental home in St Jeannet. Their primary home is a little north of Copenhagen. Hans has a Phd in physics and has been a business executive in Denmark for many years and Anne Marie has an MA degree in languages. She has been teaching and part of her life she also was active distributing high fashion clothes from Italy to the leading fashion shops in Scandinavia.
For many years we had been travelling in Italy and Southern France. Finally we focused on the French Riviera which we found having a fantastic selection of possibilities regarding tourist sites, nature and picturesque villages together with all the entertainment in Nice, Monaco and Cannes. Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea all year round and only one hour drive to the nearest ski pist in winter were also adding to the choice. We then made a strategic document describing everything we wanted for our future villa regarding size, location, orientation, number of rooms, pool, view, distance from the airport, walking distance to a charming village with restaurants etc. After intensive search the villa-st-jeannet was found to fulfil all the wishes and it was purchased in 2003.
The villa in St. Jeannet is situated just outside the charming medieval village and every morning it is a fantastic experience to walk up to the bakery enjoying the magnificent views over the French Riviera all the way. Sometimes a visit to the butcher is also part of the stroll. He has the best meat possible including that of his own lambs in the surrounding mountains. The morning coffee and the lunch are enjoyed on the terrace at the pool and in the evening the external kitchen is the base for grilling the meat and vegetables. Sometimes the meals are enjoyed in one of the village restaurants or in the old city of Vence nearby. Other days visits are made to one of the many art museums or the markets in Antibes. If the need of exercise is there a walk to the top of the 800 m Baou just behind villa certainly makes you fit. After that a relaxing stay at the pool makes you think life is just worthwhile!