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Medieval Villa In Haut De Cagnes, With Sea Views, Very Close To Nice

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms and 5 Baths, Large pool, Overlooking the Mediterranean

Villa Adorable is a luxury home, newly renovated and redecorated stone farmhouse. The house is from the 17th century, and ones served as a Clementine grove. The villa is embedded in a large garden on 5 levels, with a large swimming pool, several outdoor eating areas, and table tennis. It even has a private Pétanque area.

There are 5 bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, and a den with a double bed in from of the master bedroom. 10 adults and 2 kids is a definitive maximum for the house.

The two top floor bedrooms are air-conditioned. The others are on the ground floor, so less warm, but equipped with fans. From the living room, you enter the garden and an amazing terrace overlooking the Mediterranean and the different levels in the garden. Here, as in some of the other rooms, there is a fireplace.

The dining-room area, is next to an open style kitchen, and also opens up to the terrace.

Villa Adorable is perfect for 2 families, as the house is located on many levels, it is very easy to retire and find privacy. Moreover, the garden offers many private areas, where you individually can find peace and calmness, while others are floating around the pool or playing pétanque, or maybe someone is cooking a pizza in our outdoor pizza-oven, probably one of our favourite things to do in the family.

More Details

Niels Eskildsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Niels Eskildsen

Villa Adorable is owned by the family Bernhoft and the family Eskildsen, both families lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. We have been coming to the Riviera for decades and we have alway been very attracted to Haut de Cagnes - mainly due to its incredible charm and seduction, its calmness and the very authenticity that the main square offers - Chateau de Grimaldi.

We have decided to open our house up for rentals, and share the preciousness of our Villa Adorable. Once opening our house up for rental, we do ask our renters to respect our property, and treat it as if it was your own. Renting out our home, was not an easy decision, but since we do not have enough time to enjoy the house, we thought we better share the oasis with others.

Niels Eskildsen purchased this villa in 2018

Why Niels Eskildsen chose Haut de Cagnes

We fell in love with the village a long time ago, mostly because families and friends had been vacationing the village and surrounding area for many years.

We first visited Villa Adorable in 2008, and fell in love immediately. The house offers many spectacular things and hide aways. Villa Adorable is located on a hilly side, and therefore the grounds/garden spreads over 5 levels. The garden area is very beautiful and has many different settings, there is a fig tree, a clementine groves, olives trees, beautiful flowers and many other indescribable hidden treasures.

What makes this villa unique

Mostly because of the amazing garden, the sea view, the large pool and incredible charm of the house and the possibilities it offerers. The many levels the house and garden is located on, makes it very unique and cannot be described with proper words. Only experiencing this at first hand will get you closer to the uniqueness of our Villa Adorable.


Haut de Cagnes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Upper level bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest 1 bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest 2 bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Studio bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Huge bathroom with bathtub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upper level bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Astonishing view of the Mediterranean
    Guest bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Guest bedroom 1 and 2 is located next to each other
    Guest bedroom 2 - 1 double , Guest bedroom 1 and 2 is located next to each other
    Studio - 2 twin/ single , Studio with direct access to the garden.
    Master bedroom - 1 double , Direct access to charming patio.
  • The upper level bedroom is accessed through a beautiful Provencal inspired stairway also pictured. The bedroom offers a huge bathroom, and an astonishing view of the sea. There is a sofa bed to accommodate children. The master bedroom offers direct access to the garden and a lovely terrace. There is a den next to the bedroom, with a double bed for children. It offers a huge bathroom with both shower and bathtub. Guest bedroom 1 and 2 are similar in size, one with 2 beds and the other with a regular double bed. Both bedrooms are equipped with nice bathrooms with shower and toilets. Studio offers a small sitting area, 2 beds, separate kitchenette and nice sized shower and toilet. The studio has separate entrance and direct access to the lower level of the garden (same level as the swimming pool).
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Medieval Villa In Haut De Cagnes, With Sea Views, Very Close To Nice
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful property , a real oasis

  • 4 of 5

We spent three wonderful days at Villa adorable. The house is old but it has plenty of charm and the grounds are amazing. We loved coming back to the house at the end of the day as well as having breakfast outside in the morning

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, it's truly appreciated. Yes, the house is very old, and thanks for that because this is what makes it very unique. Nothing really compares to our house in the area.
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Needed cleaning and desperatley needed updateing the beds and bedding were dreadfull

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the pool and outdoor area the garden and house need £50k spending on them the garden very overgrown no maintance to the property at all

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Villa

  • 5 of 5

The furniture and decor doesn't match what is shown in the pictures, but the villa is still charming. The outdoor gardens and the pool area are the main draw and were a dream. It is a short walk to the center of Cagnes-sur-mer and the bus station or a short but steep hike up the hill to Haut de Cagnes. The train station was a walkable distance away and my group got by without a car as the roads around the villa are narrow. The kitchen was well appointed and the beds were comfortable.

The property manager Anna Varga was more than accommodating with our check-in as our flight into Nice was delayed multiple times.

Would highly recommend this villa and would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your kind review. I do apologise that the furniture doesn't match the pictures. We changed most of the furniture this spring and unfortunately we have not uploaded pictures of the new furniture. This will be done when we're back in the house in October. I would be very happy to welcoming you and your family again in our house. Best regards, Niels
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house and garden with outdoor kitchen and pool area. Our family 7 adults and 6 children loves the place. The host is very nice and the lady Anna that takes care of the house was very proffesional and took care of us when we needed. We can defintely recommend the house and surroundings

Anne from Stockholm (Sweden)

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful house with superior location

  • 5 of 5

This property continues to be a fantastic place for relaxed family vacation. The true value, other than the wonderful pool area, being that everything is within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House & Stunning Gardens

  • 5 of 5

The house and the gardens are absolutely stunning. The host and the housekeeper went out of their way to accommodate our check-in, stay and check-out. The rooms and groups areas are generous and well appointed. The weather was divine and we took every opportunity to use the pool and alfresco dining areas. Very minor comment would be to perhaps provide toilet paper, mosquito repellent (candles or plug-in devices) and coals for the outdoor oven. Overall we were so pleased with the accommodation and we had a delightful weekend. Would highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Haut de Cagnes
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf de Biot
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Greolieres Les Neiges
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Cagnes Sur Mer

Villa Adorable is located only a few minutes walk from the medieval village of Haut de Cagnes and the medieval castle once owned by the Grimaldi dynasty (the Royal family of Monaco). Haut de Cagnes is a cosy village and has been maintained successfully over the years and offers an alternative to the concrete of the modern French Riviera.

The district of Le Haut-de-Cagnes was listed as a historical site in 1948. It has held on to the calm atmosphere of a village with its history-laden stones, its shady, narrow streets decorated with flowers, and its unique viewpoints over the Mediterranean.

A number of artists, in love with the Mediterranean light, settled down in this pretty village known as 'The Montmartre of the Côte d’Azur'. The village also attracted celebrities from the universe of the arts and theatre until the 1960s.

Know artists and writers are; Renoir, Soutine, Klein, Foujita, Modigliani, Derain, Georges Simenon, John Lewis, Brigitte Bardot and Greta Garbo. Most of whom had either lived here or vacation for a longer period of time.

There is a free shuttle (Navette) that will take you through the village of Haut de Cagnes, and ends up at the local square in Cagnes sur Mer, very close to various shopping possibilities, like the supermarket Casino. Maybe a little more interesting is the market - Les commerçants de la Cité Marchande, which is open from Monday to Thursday from 7.30 until 13 and Friday from 730 – 19, where locals from the surrounding areas sell there home grown vegetables and products. The shuttle is very convenient if you have a lot of groceries to carry or if you are with kids in strollers, as you will be able to travel all the way up to the famous ”Place de la Chateau”, in Haut de Cagnes.

Villa Adorable is located very conveniently, as we are very close to Haut de Cagnes, yet also very close to the shopping that Cagnes sur Mer offers.

Villa Adorable is very close to many various things; Nice Airport 15 min, Antibes 15 min, Cannes 25 min, Juan les Pins 20 min, several golf courses within 1 hour drive - closet being Biot Golf, shopping for groceries only 5 minutes away on foot.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $234.99
Additional Guest Fee $23.5 per person per night

Since we receive many inquiries throughout the season, its important to know that we cannot secure your booking, before we have received your initial payment. Final payment is due 60 days prior to your arrival.
We strongly suggest that you sign up for a cancellation insurance, in case you should need to cancel your booking.
Cancellation policy: See Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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