About the property
- Villa1937 sq. ft.
- 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.
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- 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent stay close to the French riviera!
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!
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.
Anna and Bryan
Fabulously relaxing and spacious
Excellent location, views and everything you'll need
A little piece of PARADISE
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
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
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
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!
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.