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Anna Pocock

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

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

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anna Pocock (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

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 Nice Area

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Pat and I had an absolutely wonderful, relaxing week in your beautiful St Jeannet home. The week went by so fast it seemed like we were just beginning to settle in when it was time to start packing for our return to Chicago Illinois.

You are to be applauded for your generosity and for your support of the Chicago Bear Gala and Cancer research. But for your donation, Pat and I would never have been able to know how spectacular the Villa Clara truly is. I will never forget how wonderful you were in accommodating our schedule and switching the Villa Clara instead of Chez Claude Apartment. Finally thank you for having Benoit and Corinne ensure that our every need here was met.
May 2012
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Provencal Villa with private pool and fantastic sea view of Cote D'Azur
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A gem in the hills overlooking the Mediterranean

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular is the word that comes to mind. Close your eyes and envision yourself swimming in a beautiful built in pool and looking up and seeing the most beautiful hilltop. Now pour yourself a nice glass of rose from the region and walk out to the veranda - the blue sea of Mediterranean in the distance. Walk into town for a roasted chicken or some fresh fish for your lunch or dinner. There are wonderful restaurants with the friendliest people minutes away. I didn't want to leave this paradise. I even begged for one more week, but alas there was another booking. I traveled many miles to get here and it was well worth the trip and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Do you know the best part of this trip - it was the chance to be with my family in a way that has not been possible in a very long time. Thank you Anna for your hospitality from afar and brigitte with your warm welcome and Jean Jacques for you coming to get us in your taxi even though it was a holiday!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very quiet and relaxing with great views

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely holiday in Villa Clara. The property is very comfortable and quiet. The weather was really great even in March so we had a few days just sitting by the pool reading. The village of St Jeannet is really sweet, and you can walk from the villa to various restaurants. If you are fit and like a walk, you could actually have a holiday here without a car. It is easy to walk down the hill to the supermarket (walk back up is quite steep but does you good!) and there are buses to Nice, Vence and a connecting bus to St Paul de Vence. Anna who owns the house is really lovely, and puts a lot of effort into making sure her holiday makers are looked after and get the most out of the experience. Brigitte who is on hand locally is also very kind and helpful. We are planning our next visit, and can't wait to come again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Our 8 night stay in Villa Clara was peaceful and relaxing! The owners are easy to work with. We were going to go to Paris a week after the terrorist attack. Anna was very gracious to transfer our lodgings to the Villa Clara.

Once we arrived in the hill village of St. Jeannet we drove though the village on a narrow street traveling back in time. The quaint village of St. Jeannet has the essentials that you would need if you didn't want to leave the village, a butcher, bakery and produce store. There are also restaurants and cafe with a great view.

Villa Clara is in a perfect place to explore the South of France. It takes about 1/2 hour from St. Jeannet to the 8 (highway). From there you are about 1/2 hour to Monaco or 2 hours to St. Topaz or Aux-e-Provance. We rented a car but there are 2 buses that leave from St. Jeannet.  Villa Clara is in a secluded and quiet place. The solid wood door lead us into the entry way, then to the living room to the beautiful view of the French Rivera!! The living room, which is huge, has many charming details, the unexpected small window into the master bedroom, beautiful large wooden beams in the ceiling and a seating nook on each side of the wood burning fireplace to warm our toes or read a book. The library is quite extensive. The master bathroom has a large soaking tub! With a separate shower and water closet(toilet). The gourmet kitchen has the same view of the French Rivera as the adjoining patio. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you may need to cook. The appliances are new with the gas 5 burner stove taking center stage. I prepared our meals at the farmhouse long table while looking at the wonderful view. It was a pleasure to cook! The sweeping stairway takes you down to the laundry room and office (there is a printer and laptop, it was very convenient to print our boarding passes). Also there is 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The villa is conducive to indoor-outdoor living with the arched french doors in the living room and kitchen opening to a wrap around outdoor patio, where there is a pizza oven and charcoal bbq. On the lower terrace there is a pool with loungers, tables and a self contained-cottage (sleeps 2).

Villa Clara will be our Gold Standard for renting a holiday home.  I fear we will sigh and say "Well it isn't Villa Clara but it will do."    Villa Clara is a very charming place.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Best Vacation in Decades!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting vacation homes abroad since the late 1980's and our stay at Villa Clara was the best experience ever. The location is extraordinary: the village is a short walk away but the house and grounds are utterly private, and enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, the coast, and St. Paul de Vence. The house is very comfortable and well-equipped. All of the jewels of the Cote d'Azur are close by. Absolutely a first rate experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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The villa was amazing !

  • 5 of 5

The villa was even better than the description. It had absolutely everything you could need or want. The location was breathtaking with glorious views. The property was very clean and well maintained. we were met on arrival and shown round. I would recommend this property to family and friends. We had come form 6 days in Disneyland , so we "chilled out". walking into the village for our shopping and then relaxing.

We were a party of 7 and so had a large people carrier this was quite difficult to get through the village due to narrow streets but the villa was worth the effort.

many Thanks to Anna

Charles and Shirley

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Perfect holiday home, in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Situated in the hilltop village of St Jeannet, Villa Clara is a wonderful home for a family vacation. The facilities are first class, a superb and fully equipped kitchen, excellent media facilities (hi speed wifi, satellite TV in all bedrooms and a laptop PC), good sized pool and a view that has to be experienced to fully appreciate. Anna's and Bryan's attention to detail is great, from their excellent guide to the Cote D'Azur, that is emailed before your holiday, to the remote assistance they provide whilst you are there, backed up by Brigitte locally.

St Jeannet is a great base for a holiday in the South of France, giving you the option of the coast or the mountains to explore and enjoy. The village itself is picturesque and is dominated by the Le Baou de St Jeanett, an 800m high rock that is striking, especially when view from the pool at Villa Clara. The village has an excellent restaurant (La Table des Baous), as well as a butcher/deli, general store and a superb boulangerie run by the charismatic Laurent.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Nice Cote D'Azur
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Cagnes-sur-Mer, A8
Nearest Ski
49 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Saint Laurent du Var
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Saint Jeannet Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 14 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Middle Season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Middle Season
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Middle Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 11 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Final Cleaning $150

The price includes a personal check-in, tour of the villa, and fresh linen .

From 1 May to 30 September, check in must be Saturday-Saturday.
Christmas, New Year & Easter is charged at the Middle Season rate, and there is a minimum stay of 1 week required.
Final cleaning of 150 € needs to be paid in cash and handed to the manager on check in.
High and Peak season include water and electricity, Low and Middle season guests are asked to cover electricity & wood costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Nice Area Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
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.

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