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Provencal Villa with private pool and fantastic sea view of Cote D'Azur

Saint-Jeannet, France
  • Villa1937 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 adults and 2 children (max 8)

Villa Clara is a beautiful and private Provençal-style, self-contained holiday home with modern amenities located in the charming medieval village of St Jeannet. Villa Clara is only 16km from Nice airport. Only a 2 minute walk to the village to French bakeries, butcher, grocer, restaurants and bars. Italy is an easy 1 hour drive away. You will be greeted by our wonderful French manager Brigitte and given a personal tour of the villa.Enjoy wonderful coastal views, terrace dining with wood fired pizza oven, swim in the private pool. The location gives you all that the busy Cote D'Azur has to offer combined with the get away from it all retreat that Provence is famous for. A car may not be necessary as there is a 30 minute bus service to train stations and the famous CAP 3000 shopping complex. The local taxi service can pick you up from the airport and take you to the house for approx 60 euros. We have furnished the villa with everything you have at home to make it a true home.

It is ideal for a family holiday, or as place to be enjoyed with friends. The villa and stand-alone studio can comfortably accommodate a group of six adults in total privacy.. You can simply relax at Villa Clara and explore Provence and the Côte d’Azur. Italy too is within easy reach – the Italian border is only a one-hour drive away. Travel along the coast to explore the bustle of Cannes, historic Antibes or take a short trip along the Riviera to Monaco. If you wish to travel further, Nice Airport is just 16 Kilometres away.

The large lounge is beautifully decorated in Provençale style and features exposed oak beams. Comfortable sofas, chairs and great ambiance create the perfect place to relax in front of the large fireplace. For entertainment there is a 47 ' flat screen television which receives English, Italian, French and German cable channels. There is also English Sky and a DVD recorder along with plenty of books and family games. If you love to cook, you’ll love Villa Clara’s kitchen. It has everything you need. Along with all the utensils, there are gas hobs and an electric oven, a microwave oven, large refrigerator/freezer, espresso machine, toaster, electric jug/kettle and a dishwasher. In the centre is an eight-seat Provençale table. The kitchen is supplied with crockery, glasses and cups (along with plenty of wineglasses, of course) for eight people. Indoor and outdoor table linen is also provided.

Although Villa Clara is designed for relaxation, it’s good to know that, if you really need to catch up on work, you can. A laptop, printer, scanner and photocopier are available, as well as wireless high speed unlimited Internet if you travel with a laptop. Villa Clara is equipped with a washing machine and a drier. The laundry also has lots of storage space – ideal for storing your suitcases. Villa Clara has a delightful studio on its grounds. This is a self contained building situated just ten meters from the main Villa. Inside is a kitchenette with two electric cooking hobs, an electric jug/kettle and a fridge. The cottage has its own separate shower and toilet too, along with a 30 " television set. If no-one in your party is using the cottage, why not simply enjoy it as a fantastic summer house – a great place to take it easy on those long, hot Mediterranean summer days.


Anna Pocock

Member Since 2008
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english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Anna Pocock

Bryan and I are Chartered Accountants in New Zealand. We have run our own practice called Pocock Hudson Limited for 25 years. I use my maiden name Anna Stewart for my professional life. We have two sons, our elder son lives in Sydney Australia and is responsible for designing our website. Our younger son is studying for a masters of Planning at Otago University. Our family holidays have always been very important to us which is why we own the properties that we do.

Anna Pocock purchased this Villa in 2005

Why Anna Pocock chose Saint-Jeannet

Our dream started 20 years ago, when we would travel to The South of France for September. We would rent an apartment in Villefranche Sur Mer, and we commented that we could offer so much more (a home away from home) . So in 2004 we started in earnest looking for the ideal French home away from home. We fell in love with Villa Clara after looking at hundreds of properties over a 2 year period (yes we travelled more than just once a year - actually up to 4 trips a year!) In December 2005 our dream became a reality, and we became the proud owners of Villa Clara. 2007 saw us add our beautiful apartment Chez Claude in Paris. The perfect mix of busy city and relaxing countryside holidays. And now the final place a beautiful 7 bedroom villa on Highlands Reserve Golf and Country Club in Orlando Florida. Bryan and I can break our long journey from New Zealand to France by stopping off for some warmth, some park fun and great golf !

What makes this Villa unique

Villa Clara is very special because of the unique village of St Jeannet. We are supported by the most amazing neighbours and locals who LOVE welcoming our guests.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • The Studio Cottage
        1 king
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • Childrens Bunk Bedroom
        2 twin/ single, bunk beds
      • Garden Bedroom
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, The 2 single beds join together to become a King Bed
      • The master bedroom is on the main level. It has a king-sized bed, lots of storage and wardrobe space, 47 ' flat screen television, dressing table and bedside cabinets. It also has an en-suite bathroom complete with large bath, separate shower, toilet, hand basin and vanity with storage space. The garden bedroom has French doors which open on to Villa Clara’s beautiful garden. The garden bedroom has two single beds that can be joined to make a king bed, as well as a 30 ' television and wardrobe. It shares a bathroom with the children’s bedroom that boasts a bidet and a shower with a small, but deep, bath. The children’s bedroom has 2 single bunk beds. The children's bedroom is the perfect size to comfortably sleep two children . Villa Clara has a delightful studio on its grounds. This is a self contained building situated just ten meters from the main villa. Inside is a King size bed , 30 'television and a kitchenette . It has in own's en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Master Bedroom
        toilet, tub, shower, The master ensuite has separate shower, toilet and full bath
      • Garden & Childrens
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet, Separate toilet. The shower is over a small deep bath.
      • Studio
        toilet, shower, En suite shower and toilet

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Mountain View
            Nestled below the grand baou de St Jeannet
          • Ocean View
            Look out on the Mediterranean Sea
          • Village
            5 minutes walk to the village of St Jeannet


              • Family
              • Historic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Separate Dryer
                      • Computer Available
                        Laptop and printer provided
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Electric wall heaters in all rooms as well as the gorgoeus wood burning fireplace.
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • PC
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Security System
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bed linen and towels (Large bath towel, hand towel and face cloth per guest) and pool towels are included in the tariff.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Full sized washing machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Both a sophisticated expresso machine and a drip coffee filter machine are supplied.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Numerous dishes and utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Kitchen
                            If you love to cook this kitchen has everything you need.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Basic condiments
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Music Library
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Blu Ray DVD
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    English, Italian, French and German cable channels UK Sky TV
                                  • Television
                                    47' Flat screen television in lounge 47 ' Flat screen in Master bedroom 30 ' in Garden Bedroom 30' Flat screen in Studio
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Games
                                    Play Station 2 in Garden Bedroom
                                  • Video Library
                                    DVD library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Look out onto the mediterranean sea
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Your very own wood fired pizza oven and charcoal grill
                                      • Patio
                                      • Terrace


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Outdoor Pool
                                              • Private Pool
                                                The private garden pool is 9 meters by 4.5 meters, with a depth of 1.8 meters at ‘the deep end’ gently sloping to 0.9 meters at ‘the shallow end’

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Chauffeur


                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • winery tours

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • skiing
                                                                  • swimming


                                                                      • Enjoy wonderful Mediterranean views; dine on the terrace with our simple to use wood-fired pizza oven; swim in our private pool. The location gives you all the busy Cote D'Azur has to offer combined with the get-away-from-it-all retreat that Provence is famous for. From Villa Clara you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean, the hilltop village of St Paul de Vence and the marvelous surrounding countryside of Provence. Villa Clara is all about long summer days, great food, beautiful wine and pure enjoyment. It’s about experiencing l’essence de Provençale. We have furnished the Villa with everything to make you feel at home while you are transported into a different and beautiful world.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                        19 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Excellent stay close to the French riviera!

                                                                        Catrin V.

                                                                        This is such a beautiful villa! We were two Swedish families that stayed for a week and just loved it! We were all together 8 people in the house, with 4 young adults (16 to 21 years). The Villa is situated perfectly outside the village Saint Jeannet where we could find a bakery, a butcher and some nice restaurants. The view from the Villa is stunning and there´s a nice terrace where we would eat breakfast and at times also lunch and dinner. The pool was very clean and a nice size for everyone to go swimming. The house is well equipped with everything you need for cooking, barbecue and even wine if you want to buy some! The owners Anna and Bryan were very friendly contacting us by email, making sure that everything was okay. They had also prepared a welcomming-kit with things you need when you arrive. Thank you Anna and Bryan for the beautiful flowers and the wine as we arrived! We loved our stay at Villa Clara and would definitely love to come back!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you for your lovely review and we are so happy you had a wonderful vacation.

                                                                        We loved sharing our Villa Clara with you all and we hope to welcome you back sometime.

                                                                        Kindest regards

                                                                        Anna and Bryan

                                                                        Fabulously relaxing and spacious

                                                                        Duncan G.

                                                                        Excellent location, views and everything you'll need

                                                                        A little piece of PARADISE

                                                                        Judith R.

                                                                        We stayed at Villa Clara for a very special family holiday and had the most wonderful week. Everything was perfect starting from the very first reply from Anna & Bryan the owners to our last farewell with Brigitte, the lovely lady who welcomed us and made sure we had everything we needed. Villa Clara is a large, spacious, well presented home. It is peaceful with fantastic views. We spent most of our time outside as the weather was perfect. The village of St Jeannett is quaint and quirky with its narrow streets and offers a bakers for fresh croissant's and bread each day and a wonderful butchers with many delicasies to choose from. We had a car but there is a bus service. If you want to visit the beautiful nearby towns you would be better with a car. This is a perfect place for walkers or if you want to just relax by the pool.

                                                                        We can't wait to return to Villa Clara and I know if you choose to stay here you will not be disappointed.

                                                                        A memorable week with friends in France

                                                                        Michael P.

                                                                        Villa Clara stands in a fabulous location in the beautiful village of Saint Jeannet. The village with its fine choice of shops and restaurants stands on the hillside above the Mediterranean coast and needless to say the aspect from the villa is simply world-class.

                                                                        Accommodation at Villa Clara is wonderful with bright and substantial living rooms, a well equipped kitchen, idyllic swimming pool and, once again, that world-class view.

                                                                        We visited with a group of close friends and all loved the villa so much. With such wonderful accommodation and perfect weather we found it difficult to wander far from the pool and terrace to explore the delights of the Cote D'Azur, however local trips to Cannes, Saint Paul and Grasse made us feel a little more like active tourists.

                                                                        Thank you Anna and Bryan for making our stay in France so memorable. Your management of the booking process was impeccable and with Brigitte's help upon arrival we quickly felt at home in your beautiful Villa Clara.

                                                                        Speaking on behalf of all of our little party we would highly recommend a holiday at Villa Clara.

                                                                        Lovely villa; fantastic views; great location

                                                                        Rock F.

                                                                        Villa Clara is in the idyllic hilltop village of Saint Jeannet, which has the benefit of peacefulness and a lovely breeze, while still being close enough to the charms of St Paul de Vence, the buzz of Nice, and the beachs of Antibes of St Jean Cap Ferrat.

                                                                        The villa itself is set back behind security gates and then looks out to both the sea and the mountains. Despite some pretty close neighbours, the garden and design gives a real sense of privacy.

                                                                        There were four of us - two parents and two young children - and the house was perfect for us: very comfortable; very well-equipped; but not terrifyingly precious. We could easily have had friends (or a nanny) to stay with us in the garden studio. Equally, the main house had another bedroom that could have accommodated another two small children.

                                                                        The pool was great for our needs and our children adored it, but probably not big enough for an adult looking to keep fit.

                                                                        As important as the house itself was the kindness and helpfulness of the owners and the lady who looks after the house for them. Very approachable a friendly, always quick to respond, and keen to solve issues whenever possible.

                                                                        We will certainly come back.

                                                                        Stunning Dog Friendly Villa

                                                                        Liz J.

                                                                        A real hidden gem, nestled in the picturesque village of St. Jeannett which has everything you need within a five minute walk (Butchers, Bakers, Small supermarket, restaurants etc). The villa is very well appointed with every amenity you could possibly want or desire! The views are absolutely stunning, so if you're after getting away from it all for a week then this is the place to go. The owners were so accommodating, allowing us to take our well behaved dogs with us, and we all enjoyed sitting by the pool admiring the well maintained, beautiful gardens and just relaxing in the French sunshine. We have made some very special memories during our stay and would return in a heartbeat!


                                                                        Saint-Jeannet, France

                                                                        Villa Clara is a beautiful, private, self contained Provençal style holiday home. The superb two level villa combines traditional Provençale living with modern comforts, conveniences and amenities, giving you the best of both worlds. Located in the charming medieval village of St Jeannet, Villa Clara is only two minute's walk from the village's butcher, grocer, French bakeries and six restaurants and bars. Other Activities: shopping, parasailing, wildlife viewing and rock climbing


                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        The price includes a personal check-in, tour of the villa, and fresh linen including pool towels. From 27 May to 30 September, check in must be Saturday-Saturday. 24 June to 29 September rates include electricity, all other periods guests are asked to cover actual electricity & wood used. Our manager reads the meter on your arrival and reads it again on your departure. Our short term rental contract must be signed and agreed to.

                                                                        19 Reviews
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