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Provencal house with Infinity pool & breathtaking views

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom house - sleeps 10 comfortably - an oasis of calm

Villa Nyasa is an oasis of calm providing uninterrupted southerly views across the mountain valley. The old part of the house which dates from the 18 century has been extended and beautifully adapted and modernised over the years, whilst retaining a distinct Provençal country charm.

Flanked by 3.5 acres of oaks, pine trees and olive groves, it has beautifully constructed terraced gardens with lavender, lemon trees and fig trees, where wild herbs flourish. There are three outside dining areas, and a BBQ area with a fridge and sink.

The terraces on all sides and at various levels, together with the courtyard provide ample space for groups of people to socialise and to find quiet spots for those moments of solitude. Badminton, outdoor table tennis and various games will keep children and adults entertained. Whilst the pièce de résistance is the mosaic tiled 12 metre infinity pool with diving board and views to die for.

The house offers 5 ensuite bedrooms (4 doubles and one twin) and can accommodate 10 adult guests with ease. Two of the guest suites have their own entrances and one is independent from the main house. Bedrooms either have ensuite showers or baths and all are equipped with reversible air conditioning and the main house has central heating. The double aspect sitting room, with open fire place has doors opening on to a balcony.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an American style fridge/freezer, range style cooker, dishwasher and porcelain crockery. The outside laundry has a washing machine, tumble drying and iron. The dining room with open fire place can accommodate 12 for dinner.

The house is equipped with Sky, Fressat, a DVD player and a stereo with Bluetooth and iPhone port. There is broadband and wireless throughout most of the house.

Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels are provided as too pool towels. Guests are provided with a welcome basket of local wine and those things you may have forgotten to pack, sunscreen, insect repellant and electric adapters. All guests are provided with complimentary White Company toiletries. There are no hidden charges. All cleaning costs, air-con, pool heater and weekly change of linen are included in the price. Joanna our house manager will be there to meet and greet and will be available throughout your stay by mobile to answer any queries you may have. Joanna will come each Saturday during your stay to change bed linen and towels and to thoroughly clean the house, pool and terraces.

The house is available for weekly rental, or longer throughout the year. Rental periods run from Saturday to Saturday. Pets are most welcome by prior arrangement.

More Details

Damian Cullen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Damian Cullen

One of us is a lawyer the other a managing director of a media company specialising in the arts sector.

Damian Cullen purchased this villa in 2014

Why Damian Cullen chose Claviers

We fell in love with the house from the off, it had the Wow! factor we had been looking for. We wanted somewhere we could entertain friends and family, but where you were not falling over each other.

We love the area, it is a real get-away-from-it-all experience, but within minutes of wonderful restaurants and amazing wine producers. It is the France you dream of.

What makes this villa unique

The pool and the views are amazing. The house had been developed by the previous owners to a very high standard. It is in an amazing location, it feels miles from anywhere but is in close reach of the many hilltop villages around, the coast and the cities of Cannes, Nice and Marseille.


Claviers Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All 5 bedrooms have either a shower room or bathroom with roll-top baths.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • 5 bedrooms - sleeps 10. 4 double rooms, 1 twin room. All bedrooms are ensuite with either a bathroom or shower room. All bedrooms have reversible air-conditioning. There is central heating in the main house Two bedrooms have separate entrances, one is a studio style room and is independent from the main house
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

I can confirm all the raving reviews below. This is a beautiful place, that completely met or exceeded our expectations. The house is very complete, clean, comfortable, with stunning terraces all around. We stayed with 2 families, 4 adults and 5 kids, which worked out great. Owner was super responsive and a pleasure to work with.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An exceptional villa with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a week with 7 adults and 3 children at Villa Nyasa and cannot recommend it highly enough. From the start communication with the English owner has been easy and helpful and on site Joanna (fluent English) meets you to show you around and answered questions during the week very promptly.

The house, garden and heated pool are really very special and the views from the pool and barbeque area quite spectacular. Everything in the house is done stylishly and is great quality whilst remaining cosy and welcoming. The high quality beds, bedlinen, towels, toiletries and barbeque were a bonus you do not often find in rental homes.

Being able to cycle to Claviers along a traffic free path for morning pastries was lovely and there are many local good quality restaurants.

All in all it is a very special place and we will definitely be returning for another break in this beautiful and unspoilt area of France and in particular to Villa Nyasa which we all thought was absolutely beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay at Villa Nyasa for our family of 10 !

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 (5 adults & 5 children) spent a lovely week here at Villa Nyasa in August 2016.

We were very impressed with the beautiful villa, even though we had looked at pictures online it was even better in the flesh. There was plenty of space, so many little areas outside to sit at and relax so no-one felt on top of each other.

The outside kitchen area was a big hit with us, as a family with children it was ideal as they could swim whilst we cooked dinner with us still keeping a watchful eye over them. It was also lovely of an evening, we spent many a night sitting up there with a glass of wine looking at the stars!

Inside the villa the bedrooms and en suite bathrooms were lovely and felt homely. Beautiful bedding, towels and toiletries were provided.

The nearby village of Claviers was very nice too, had a couple of meals at restaurants there which were very good.

All in all, couldn't fault Villa Nyasa, we would highly recommend and hope to return sometime in the future.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic and relaxing place to that makes you forget about home the minute you walk in

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as on the pictures. Damian said we wouldn't be disappointed and we weren't! The kitchen is very well equipped. So it doesn't matter what you want to make, you'll have everything you need.

We stayed with 10, 7 adults and 3 children. And there was plenty of room for everyone.

The pool area is fantastic and the views are amazing!

If you have any questions or anything is wrong during your stay, the local contact is there for you always. She helps you perfectly during your arrival and your stay.

We had fantastic weeks.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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October Sunshine in glorious Villa Nyasa

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous Villa! glorious rooms and décor, wondeful linen, yet a home from home feel, in a stunning setting with every detail thought through. We came for a very happy week end House Party - a quick easy drive from Nice Airport (excellent directions provided by the Owner) makes it all very doable even for a short break. And we were bathed in glorious sunshine and delicious warmth even though it was almost mid October. The local wines - and restaurants - are excellent too. I am already planning my return trip for a longer stay. Highly recommended. Allez!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is just fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The property is superbly kitted out, seeming to anticipate all possible whims and requirements of its guests. From the very well stocked house kitchen and that by the barbeque above the pool; the luxuriously sheeted beds, ample towelling, house toiletries (hairdrier even); wifi, TV, bluetooth for music; bedrooms and seating areas around various corners so no one is ever on top of another (especially when there is an age range from pre-teens through to grandma!); the mountain bikes and table-tennis; to the magnificent pool and dining terrace with a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside.

And the location is perfect. Nestled above the Mediterranean in the woody maritime foothills of the Alps, ancient charming villages are a very short drive away (the nearest 2 km) and within an hour's drive are the resorts and beaches of Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Frejeus, Ste Maxime – or in the opposite direction up along the banks of the Gorges du Verdon and down into its lakes.

I only wish I had a whole summer – a whole lifetime - to spend here.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Terre Blanche, Tourettes
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Les Arcs - Draguignan
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Le Muy - A8
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
44 Kilometres
St Maxime, Frejus
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,240.69

Rates include meet and greet service and all bedding and laundry. Full house cleaning on change over date. No additional costs for heating or AC. Minimum 7 night stay. Check-in and check-out on Saturdays. Consideration will be given to midweek bookings out of high season. Discount negotiable on longer term rental periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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