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Artist Village Home with Large Sunny Terrace + Balcony Close to Everything + WiF

Bedrooms 3
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

Sunny House, Large Sea View Terraces, Outdoor Dining, Wifi, Close to Amenities

Accessed from a pretty winding laneway off the village main street, La Maison d’en Haut (approx 60m2) lies behind a thick wooden door encompassed by a radiant bougainvillea.

The ground floor

You step up into the house and arrive in the entrance hallway – this level goes around on itself giving a great feeling of space. To the left is a long Provencal-style kitchen and straight in front of you are wooden stairs taking you up to the next level. The open plan sitting room boldly greets you with its black and white tiled floor flowing from the downstairs bedroom through an open archway into this bright and airy room – this is definitely the heart of the house. To the left are 2 large double doors opening onto a substantial east facing terrace (13m2) from both the sitting room and ground floor bedroom. Quirkily decorated with a mix of antique furniture, unusual, unexpected little pieces combined with the odd splash of colour from the contemporary orange sofa (can be converted to a double bed) and vibrant paintings by the artist owners. This house is completely eclectic.

There is a round dining table, which can be set up in the house or easily carried onto the terrace for summer dining beneath a parasol during the heat of the day or under the stars on a balmy evening. The terrace is a good size with open views in the direction of Nice and down to the coast. Two comfortable terrace armchairs and a low table are also provided, ideal for reading or enjoying a late afternoon apero. The ground floor bedroom has twin beds (2 x 90cm), which can be made up together or separately – there is easy access to the w.c and bathroom. The bathroom has just been completely renovated with slate grey floor tiles and fresh, white walls – there is an Italian style shower, wash hand basin unit with drawers, hair dryer and mirror. The w.c is separate and the kitchen can also be entered from this part of the house. Simply equipped with fridge, microwave, electric cook top, blender, sink and washing machine – the kitchen has plenty of cupboard and shelf space, a window onto the little entrance lane way, crockery and utensils are plentiful.

The first floor

At the top of the stairs is a single bedroom with charming slanted beamed ceiling and double doors onto a balcony. This room could also be used as a dressing room and has plenty of storage space. Off this is a second double bedroom (140cm), there is a sink and mirror unit for your convenience and a second w.c in the roof space. This bedroom also has double doors onto the balcony (4m2) with similar but higher views than the terrace below.

Fans are provided for both levels as is a washing machine, a DVD player and DVDs for your pleasure.

There is WiFi.

The free shuttle bus, which runs from the town to the village every 15 minutes, has a bus stop close to the apartment – you can also drop your luggage off close to the building if driving. Private parking is very rare in the medieval village but free street parking and the paying town car parks are usually within a 2-7 minute walk away – you also have the option to jump on the free shuttle bus from close to the car parks.

La Maison d'en Haut is a short stroll to a good selection of restaurants and the village's main square, which is a hive of activity during the warmer months. The town below is within easy walking distance, where you can find a boulangerie, food market, boutiques, supermarket, cafes, post office, etc. The free shuttle bus from the town up to the village so that is also an option if you don't feel like walking.

The town is well services with buses going to most places on the Cote d’Azur, plus there is a train station. The sea is a 25-30 minute walk and a free beach bus is provided from the town in July and August.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Owner's Rep
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018


Haut de Cagnes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Artist Village Home with Large Sunny Terrace + Balcony Close to Everything + WiF
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

A Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend Home Away, Kerry-Leigh was waiting for us when we arrived, the apartment was exactly as described and very clean. Tons of things to do in and around the village. A perfect destination for anyone looking to visit the South of France.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toller Ausblick und sehr netter Service!

  • 5 of 5

Die Lage direkt in der Altstadt von Haut-de-Cagnes ist perfekt, die Ausstattung der Wohnung ist ok, der Service von Kerry-Leigh ganz besonders gut!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review - lovely to meet you all and so happy to hear you enjoyed your holiday. Hope to see you and your family back in Haut de Cagnes in the future.
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A Mediaeval Fairy Tale

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I plus two friends stayed in this delightful property and loved it. The owners are artists, and the items decorating the walls reflect their eclectic tastes - this simply adds to the charm.

Downstairs there is a well-equipped kitchen, a living area and adjoining it one bedroom with two single beds which can be made up as a double. A large terrace is accessed from the living area and bedroom, and this was a wonderful place to sit and eat breakfast or simply to sit and sort out the universe. The view is mainly of the town below and the hills and beautiful trees beyond - pretty by day and night - but there is also a view of the Mediterranean to the right, which enhances the delight of being there.

Upstairs there are two bedroom, one single and one double; access to the double is through the single, which demands good relations between the occupiers, but caused us no difficulty. The stairs are rather narrow and there is a rope attached to the wall rather than a rail - care is needed, particularly on the way down.

The village of Haut-de-Cagnes rises steeply from the newer, flatter town surrounding it; at the top is Place Grimaldi and its castle; real fairy tale stuff. The roads in the old village are steep and narrow, with little in the way of pavements; driving along these in a hire car (LHD) is a bit of a nightmare! Best to put your car in the public car park at Place St. Luce at the foot of the road and walk up to the property, in my opinion. It's only 2 Euros per day.

Wandering around the mediaeval village is a delight. As well as the beauty of the old houses, there are plenty of good restaurants at the top - in or near Place Grimaldi. We particularly enjoyed Les Baux, where the lunch menu was one choice only, but absolutely delicious. The other restaurants didn't disappoint.

We spent a lot of time in Haut-de Cagnes and in the newer town (Cagnes-sur-Mer) below. The Musee Renoir (he lived there) is well worth visiting, and Chateau Grimaldi has a fascinating collection of art and artefacts. St Paul de Vence is only a few miles away, and worth a visit. Access to Cagnes from Nice Airport is quick and fairly easy, and the city of Nice is close to the Airport in the opposite direction. We particuarly enjoyed the beauty of the locality, but sun worshippers will equally enjoy the area - provided they protect their feet from the stony beaches.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delightful group of guests you were - it was a pleasure to welcome you to La Maison d'en Haut! Very pleased to hear you enjoyed the house and your experience in the village so much - the terraces really are super for sorting out the universe, aren't they?! Come back and visit us again soon - thank you for your 5 star review.
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A perfect stay for the family

  • 5 of 5

This nice apartment is beautifully appointed, located close to both city center and older parts of the village. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review and high recommendation - very pleased to hear you enjoyed the house so much - we hope you return to La Maison d'en Haut again in the future. Kindest regards.
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very nice stay at the house 'Haut de Cagne''

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the airport of Nice and took public transportation to get there . We can really recommend this kind of traveling because we didn't miss our car at all. Either we went on foot into town ( 5min walk)to the beach (20 min) , to the museum of Renoir (30 min), Or we took public transportation to visit Nice . Too easy ! As for the house itself, we loved the open space : living room-bedroom and terras . we could even enjoy breakfast outside in the sun (sheltered from the wind) in February !A real recommandation

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear you had a wonderful February break in the house and made full use of the sunny terrace. The village is perfectly suited to not having a car, as you say, so easy to get around with everything close at hand. We hope to see you again soon in the village - thank you so much for visiting La Maison d'en Haut and for your 5 star review.
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un séjour authentique et reposant

  • 5 of 5

Une véritable maison de village au calme, parfaitement située sur les pentes du haut de Cagnes. Nous avons été charmés par le mobilier authentique et par la vue sur la mer et les collines (maison de Renoir) depuis la superbe terrasse. Le marché est à 5 minutes à pied ainsi que tous les commerces et facilités.

Un séjour à recommander!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: merci pour ce review élogieux... nous espérons vous recevoir une prochaine fois pour des vacances dans notre beau village! à bientôt!
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nice International Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Place du Château, Haut de Cagnes
Nearest Golf
6.5 Kilometres
La Vanade, Villeneuve Loubet
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Le Perousin, Haut de Cagnes
Nearest Ski
91 Kilometres
Auron and Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Car: not necessary

The charming, fortified medieval village of Haut de Cagnes is the oldest district of Cagnes sur Mer – ideally situated between Nice and Antibes and only a short car journey from Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport and within walking distance to the sea.

Here you are close to a boulangerie for warm fresh bread each morning and an excellent selection of restaurants for great dining. Local food markets, shops and outdoor cafes are all nearby. The area provides a perfect hopping on point to multiple destinations and attractions with its excellent rail and bus services.

Crowned with the original Grimaldi Castle, this enchanting medieval village with charming cobbled streets and remarkable ancient buildings transports you back in time to the 13th Century. The serenity and simplicity found in these pretty French villages allows you to enjoy the sun, sea and breath-taking views in a very relaxed atmosphere. Known as the ‘Montmartre of the French Rivieria’, Haut de Cagnes was the haunt of Renoir, Modigliani, Soutine, Yves Klein, Bardot and Cocteau. It’s easy to see why many famous artists lived or found their inspiration here, falling in love with the soft Mediterranean light and honest authenticity.

But this charming, perched village has so much more to offer, with its tiers of tiny streets, climbing soft stone walls and colourful houses bursting with history. On the main street and Place du Château, there are plenty of bustling restaurants and cafés plus numerous historical cultural events and colourful festivals are held during the year.

A short stroll down the hill will bring you to the town of Cagnes, which provides all amenities such as a boulangerie, a patisserie, a supermarket, post office, the main bus square and a wonderful covered food market. Close to the town centre lies the Renoir Museum, the Hippodrome for horse racing and Cros de Cagnes – the seaside resort of Cagnes sur Mer with its private and public beaches.

There is so much you can do without a car, such as; shopping in Cannes, people watching in St Tropez, perfume sampling in Grasse, gambling in Monaco, lunching in Italy and buying art in St Paul – all easily accessible and inexpensive with most bus journeys costing only 1€50. Or if you prefer to cycle along the coastline to Nice or Antibes by bike, bike hire is rarely far away.

No 44 is a free navette, which runs up to the medieval village every 15 minutes from the town centre of Cagnes at Square Bourdet (the central bus station). It is ideal if you have luggage or shopping bags or when the weather is hot – it travels right up to the Château with a few strategic stops on the way.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit €300 or the equivalent in $ or GBPs.
For all other costs and information - please contact owner.
The daily rate will slightly increase for bookings off less than 1 week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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