About the property
- Villa2700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 14 nights
Gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 4 ensuite bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 9
Located on the foothills of Golfe-Juan between Cannes and Antibes, minutes from the center of the village and the beach, Villa la Pokade was built and designed in the finest French Riviera tradition starting with its facade crafted of local sienna stucco and its red tile roof. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature a terraced garden with a variety of tropical flowers and plants including palm, almond and olive trees, cactus, lavender and many other flowering shrubs and plants. Down a flight of stairs below the entrance is a large infinity pool surrounded by a stone terrace as well as other open and covered terraces with ample outdoor lounging and dining furniture. Wherever you decide to relax, you'll enjoy beautiful and peaceful views of the garden. This four bedrooms property boasts all modern comforts and conveniences including ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioned rooms, high-speed Internet access, cable television, DVD player and music system. Free local telephone.
Surroundings: The bay of Golfe-Juan, nestled between the Cap of Antibes and the Îles de Lérins in front of Cannes, is well protected from the winds. A wide range of golf courses and seaside activities is on offer, from walking or lazing about on the sandy beaches, to visiting old harbors and medieval ramparts and many museums or other cultural activities. Here you'll find a full range of shops, services, cafés, restaurants, supermarkets and weekly open-air markets and antiquities shops. And within easy driving distance in a 3 miles radius are the larger towns of Juan les Pins, Antibes and Cannes. Other delightful French Riviera towns and villages, such as Mougins, Biot or Saint Paul de Vence are also easy ½ day trips.
Pokade setting: The two-story house has been designed with great style and flair and equipped with all comforts and conveniences. The décor combines comfortable contemporary furnishings accented by a palette of colorful walls and a variety of antique pieces. And the property boasts all modern comforts and conveniences including air-conditioned rooms, high-speed Internet access, cable television, DVD player and music system. Stairs from the main entrance lead down to the gracious open-plan living-dining room with almond walls and terra cotta tile floors. A rattan sofa, love-seats and several easy chairs are grouped around an antique coffee table in front of the fireplace. Across the room is the dining area with farm oak table and dining chairs for 10 people. French doors open to the pool area and the covered dining terrace with teakwood dining tables and chairs.
Getting there: Pokade is easily accessible by:
-- Air - Nice Cote d’Azur International airport is 11.8 miles or 25mn away by car
-- Train - Cannes or Antibes train stations are 15 mn away by car (about 3 miles) and well connected to EuroRail (TGV trains)
-- Car -- the A8 highway is about 3 miles away with easy connection to Italy, Paris and the rest of Provence.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 25, 2018
About Michel Pommier
Although living in the US since 1979, I always wanted to go back to the Riviera, in general, and to the village of Golfe-Juan, in particular, where I spent endless summers with my family when I was growing up in France. Since 2006, I am enjoying La Pokade 4 to 5 months a year. Between sailing, skiing, hiking and golfing, little time remains to relax but reliving his childhood 'souvenirs' is fun for a happy retiree.
Michel Pommier purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Michel Pommier chose Vallauris
An opportunity stroke in 2005 when my cousin sent me pictures of a provencal house nested on the hills above Golfe in a peaceful and very private setting but only minutes away from the buzz of Antibes, Juan les Pins and Cannes. Keeping the old walls and the original character of the property, I had the house entirely rebuilt, an infinity pool was added and a new soothing garden was created. Since then friends and family are joining me every year when I am down there. A sure sign that they love the place!
What makes this Villa unique
The seclusion that La Pokade offers after a day at the beach, golfing, hiking or visiting the surroundings, is a gem. Noise is reduced to hearing the crickets or the birds singing, or the wind in the 'pins parasols'. The property offers total privacy and allows real rest. Kids have a safe environment to play and families can gather on the terraces around the pool or in the summer kitchen for memorable moments.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
very confort house for family vacations
great house - not luxury but very comfortable.
The bathrooms were new but the bath towels really small.
AC in the whole house working fantastically in the very hot weather.
The floor and windows were pretty dirty though...
well equipped kitchen.
Great pool with sun through the whole day
4 good sized rooms - the fifth is absolutely impossible to sleep due the terrible mould /damp smell. It is also located besides the BBQ and doesn't have AC
To pay attention:
- the daughter of the manager, who can do the cleaning, has only Saturday morning available. She wanted to charge 100 euros just to change the sheets and towels...no real cleaning included
- The management is kind of tricky as the manager hardly spoke English.
- the neighbours houses are very close, cross your fingers nobody is loud (we had to listen to some loud music)
- rent a small car as the access to the house is though a lane with traffic from both sides and they don't drive slowly
Thank you for your comments Luciana. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. With regard to the issues you mentioned my comments are as follows. The floor and all windows were cleaned the day before your arrival. It would have been useful to understand when you noticed they were not to your expectations. Upon your arrival you did not signal any issue to the manager otherwise the problem would have been immediately corrected. The house usually accommodates 9 to a maximum of 10 guests. You asked permission to bring 2 additional persons and I warned you that the house would be crowded and above capacity. Hence the fifth bedroom, which is usually not used, was opened to accommodate the 2 extra persons you requested. The lesson that I will take is that I should simply close this room for rental and never accept parties larger that the maximum announced. Interim house cleaning can also be done with someone other than the manager's daughter. It is just a question of asking. Finally, the property sits outside of Golfe-Juan in a very calm neighborhood. However during the summer season, the municipality offers shows and musical events at the Theatre de la Mer. Sound travels up the hills and sometimes reaches the neighborhood. This is the joy of summer on the Côte d'Azur!
Wunderschoenes Haus an der Côte d'Azur
Wir haben hier mit unserer fünfköpfigen Familie (Kinder 10, 13, 15 Jahre alt) 14 Tage Sommerurlaub verbracht und die überaus kompetente und freundliche Buchung mit dem Vermieter zu schätzen gewusst.
Es handelt sich um ein sehr schönes, geräumiges und sauberes Haus, mit einer geschmackvollen und hochwertigen Einrichtung in allen Zimmern. Die große und gut durchdachte Küche eignet sich sehr gut zum Kochen, eine Außenküche im Garten mit Blick auf den Pool ist zum Grillen gut geeignet. Jedes Zimmer verfügt über ein eigenes Bad, was zu einem entspannten Aufenthalt mit beiträgt. Das geräumige Wohnzimmer ist ebenso ansprechend.
Der weitläufige Garten lädt zum Boule- und Federballspielen ein, der Pool ist sehr sauber und schön gestaltet. Das Haus befindet sich in einer sehr ruhigen Lage nicht weit vom Meer entfernt.
Die Nähe zu Städten wie Antibes, Cannes, Nizza, Saint Tropez und Grasse erlaubt diverse Ausflüge. Der freundliche Vermieter war stets darum bemüht, uns den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten. Wir können dieses Feriendomizil auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen, da wir uns hier sehr wohlgefühlt haben und würden unsere Ferien hier gerne wieder verbringen!
Wunderschönes Haus an der Côte d'Azur
Wir haben mit unserer fünfköpfigen Familie (Kinder 10, 13, 15 Jahre alt) 14 Tage an der Côte d'Azur verbracht und dieses Haus sowie die überaus freundliche und kompetente Abwicklung mit dem Vermieter zu schätzen gewusst. Großzügiges Haus in absolut ruhiger Lage nicht weit vom Meer entfernt. Sehr schöne, geschmackvolle und hochwertige Ausstattung in allen Zimmern. Das ganze Haus ist sehr sauber und gepflegt. Große, sehr schöne Küche, in der es sich sehr gut kochen lässt sowie eine Außenküche mit Blick auf den Pool. Das Haus eignet sich sehr gut für einen Familienurlaub, die Nähe zu Städten wie Cannes, Nizza, Antibes, Grasse und Saint Tropez sowie zum Meer erlauben viele erlebnisreiche Ausflüge. Der Pool ist großzügig, im weitläufigen Garten kann man Boule und Federball spielen. Die Vermieter erwiesen sich sets als hilfsbereit und freundlich. Wir können diese Immobile nur wärmstens weiterempfehlen, da es uns hier sehr gut gefallen hat und wir hier unsere Ferien gerne wieder verbringen würden!
Thank you so much dear Christina for your kind words. Your family and friends will always be welcome to La Pokade for many happy returns. A l'année prochaine j'espère.
A nice quiet Villa
Fabulous villa. We were a group of friends together from around the world, some with children and some without. The layout was perfect with a beautiful private garden and a large pool. Worth getting up early to watch the sun rise over the ocean bay as many times as possible! We stayed for two weeks and it was a true home from home. Can't wait to go back.
A nice quiet Villa
Fabulous villa. We were a group of friends together from around the world, some with children and some without. The layout was perfect with a beautiful private garden, large pool. Worth getting up early to watch the sun rise over the ocean bay as many times as possible! We stayed for two weeks and it was a true home from home. Can't wait to go back.
Superbe séjour dans un cadre reposant
Très belle maison de caractère, typique de la cote d'azur où il fait bon vivre que ce soit dans la journée avec piscine et jardin ou sous le préau pour les apéritifs et repas du soir. Il y a tout le confort moderne dans cette maison de charme. Elle est assez proche de la cote pour le coté festif du séjour mais en reste suffisamment loin pour profiter de son calme reposant. On s'y sent bien. La fin du printemps est une période idéale pour profiter de la végétation en pleine explosion sans trop grosse chaleur. Accès facile avec l'autoroute et l'aéroport très proches. A refaire.
Villa Pokade is located on the hill above Golfe-Juan. The bay of Golfe-Juan, nestled between the Cap of Antibes and the Îles de Lérins in front of Cannes, is well protected from the winds. Thirteen challenging golf courses are within a 15 miles radius (the golf guide of Provence-Cote d'Azur is available at the house) and a wide range of seaside activities is on offer, from walking or lazing about on the sandy beaches, to sailing or visiting old harbours and medieval villages. Within easy driving distance are the larger French Riviera towns of Juan les Pins (2 miles), Antibes (3 miles), Cannes (3 miles) and Monaco (30 miles). Other delightful Cote d’Azur towns and villages, such as Mougins, Biot or Saint Paul de Vence are also less than 1/2 hour away. Golfe-Juan is centrally located on the Riviera and offers easy access to Nice (main international airport), Italy, Monaco, St. Tropez and Provence. The villa is approximately one mile from the sandy beach of Golfe-Juan and its amenities, or one mile from Vallauris famous for its potteries and Picasso museum. Must see museums in the region include: Museum Picasso in Chateau Grimaldi in Antibes, Museum Fernand Leger in Biot, Fondation Hartung Bergman in Antibes, Museum Napoleon on the Cap of Antibes, Museum de la Castre in Cannes, Museum Renoir in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Museum Bonnard in Le Cannet, Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, Museum des Beaux-Arts in Nice, Museum Marc Chagal in Nice, Chateau de la Napoule, Chapelle Matisse in Vence, Museum Matisse in Nice, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Museum de la Parfumerie in Grasse, Parfumerie Fragonard in Grasse, Villa Kerylos in Beailieu-sur-mer, the art galleries of Saint-Paul-de-Vence and the sea museum of Monaco.
Additional information about rental rates
Payment in US$ can be arranged upon request as well as additional cleaning, babysitting and/or cooking services during the stay.