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Stuart Larder

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french

Villa La Tour: Luxury timber/glass Eco villa with superb coastal views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Magagnosc Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom 4 bathroom villa, hill side location, 30 min from Nice/Cannes & airpor

A stunning contemporary architect designed villa completed in 2010 with 180 deg panoramic views of the mediteranean,Cap D'Antibes,Esterel hills,and Grasse.Hiking along The Grande Route 51 from

Marseille to Menton is just a few steps away from the villa which has a wood burning stove and heat

exchangers providing heating in the Winter and air

conditioning in the Summer.Although the property is located in a tranquil location it is within easy walking

distance of the village and its shops and restaurants.

The coast is 30 mins away. The state of the art kitchen and open plan living accommodation with

retractable glass wall lends itself perfectly to inside

outside living and overlooks the Mediterranean landscaped gardens, decking and amazing heated infinity pool.There are 4 spacious air conditioned

bedroom suites, all with walk in dressing rooms, shower rooms and balconies sleeping 8 comfortably

with a choice of twin or double bedded rooms subject

to the customers wishes.For childrens safety there is a pool alarm.

The rental quoted includes heating/air con,all linen and towels,wifi,and welcome pack. Pool heating if required is extra at a cost of 100 euros per week as is the final cleaning/laundry charge of 200 euros. There is no charge if the rental is paid direct to our Monaco bank account but if paid by credit card there is a charge of 2.5%

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stuart Larder (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french

About Stuart Larder

As a surveyor I always wanted to build a striking modern timber highly insulated ecological villa and we had this opportunity in 2010 incorporating many ideas such as heat exchangers which provide low cost heating in the Winter and air conditioning in the Summer,as well as hot water,and a rain water recuperation underground tank.

We have known this area for over 20 years and we were lucky enough to find this stunning hillside location which has panoramic views from all the rooms from Cap D'Antibes to the bay of Cannes.

We wanted to create a villa that gives our holidaymakers an exceptional experience which is in a bit of paradise between heaven and earth.Our recent reviews show we have been successful in achieving this.

Stuart Larder purchased this villa in 2010

Why Stuart Larder chose Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

We have had experiences of staying in holiday villas which were tired,poorly furnished and we were determined to create a high quality villa and furnishings but at the same time offering good value for money.

What makes this villa unique

Whether you like country or town ,quiet or busy the location offers you both with the lower Alps behind us offering fantastic walks,hilltop villages,country markets,and amazing views.The alternative is avaible as within 30 minutes you have the whole of the Cote D'Azure coast to play with from Italian influenced Menton known for its citrus fruits,glitzy Monaco,cosmopolitan Nice,Old Antibes with market and busy port,fun loving Juan les Pins,and buzzing Cannes famous for the film festival.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)
Villa La Tour: Luxury timber/glass Eco villa with superb coastal views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
5

A perfect holiday venue

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect family venue for a holiday. A well equipped and comfortable property, with spectacular views and in a great location. It has everything you would need for a relaxing holiday, with its wine fridge, heated pool, plenty of sun loungers and views to die for!

The property was very clean and well maintained. We had a bit of trouble with getting the air conditioning and tv to work, but the owner was very helpful and quick to sort any queries out for us. Having the owner next door was very useful and meant we didn't have to worry about anything.

This property is perfectly located to be able to enjoy both the tranquility of historic villages such as Gourdon and Valbonne, and the buzz of resorts such as Cannes and Monaco. It is also within walking distance, albeit down a very steep lane, to local bakeries, shops and cafes.

I would definitely recommend this property to groups of friends and families.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: many thanks for your lovely comments and hope to welcome you again.
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Lovely villa but beware of hidden charges

  • 3 of 5

Imagine you’ve spent hours on the internet viewing 100s of villas to find one that fits both your requirements and your budget. This is what we did in order to celebrate my 50th birthday. Having chosen La Tour and made a booking, we then received the Terms and Conditions and information on extra charges, some of which are mandatory: an extortionate amount for cleaning/laundry, more euros for heating the pool (which was unheated for 4 of the 7 days due to an electrical fault, yet the owner refused to reimburse us with more than a quarter of the amount paid), a penalty charge if you check-in after 8pm, another penalty charge if you want to check-out before 7am. This is on top of a hefty security deposit which the owner decided to subtract the cost of a new designer toilet lid which he said had a small hairline crack in it. The fact that we didn’t notice this hairline crack on a lid where the hinges were very loose, fell on deaf ears. The villa itself is beautifully designed with spacious rooms but sadly the memories of our stay were tarnished by these unexpected charges for what is an expensive, albeit lovely, villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our terms and conditions are transparent and clear. Our only mandatory charge is a contribution to cleaning and laundry and this is clearly mentioned on the web site. Our breakages deposit which you refer to as excessive is half of comparable villas in our area. We have never charged a customer in 5 years since we commenced renting the villa for arriving after 8p.m or leaving before 7a.m. You fail to mention that you did not inform us for 4 days that the pool heating was not working ( hence the reason for a smaller reduction than what was demanded) and that within hours of you reporting this problem the pool heating was reactivated. It was disappointing to receive these remarks when your comments were so positive on leaving the villa. We ask holidaymakers to declare any breakages ( minor breakages such as broken glasses are ignored ) which you failed to do. Photos of the damage were sent to you. All our reviews to date have been 5 star and this speaks for itself.
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Tour with our three children and along with their partners/friends - so 8 adults in total for a week, as soon as we arrived we knew we should have booked longer!

The villa is clean and everything was provided, way above the minimum that you usually get in a holiday villa. It was lovely and clean, home from home.

On our first evening Stuart recommended Cappricio's which is only about a 10 minute walk (a bit longer on the way home up the very steep hill!) with live music, dancing and yummy food, not too expensive either. We also visited Grasse, Valbonne (big market on Friday morning), Gordon (amazing views) and the rock pools at Gorge du Loup (rock pools were a hit, but the 'walk/scramble' to get to them is a bit nerve wracking!). The bakers at the bottom of the hill are great for breakfast supplies and it's less than 5 min drive to local supermarket (technically walking distance but I wouldn't want to walk back up the hill with my shopping!) There's also a market in the village on Monday mornings.

There was plenty of space for us all, the bedrooms lovely with dressing area and ensuite bathrooms to all of them.

I would definitely recommend La Tour to anyone who wants a relaxing, comfortable holiday, we were talking about returning for another visit before we'd left!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great comfortable home and astounding views.

  • 5 of 5

my wife chose this home to bring together her side of the family. The attention for details to make you comfortable upon arrival as nothing to envy a W, Meridian or Mandarin hotels were I would have gone if it were just the two of us. This home really deserves the title of Home away as you are there at home. Can't compliment enought.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. We were pleased we could contribute to the successful birthday celebrations of your wife. Best wishes.Stuart and Jane
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5

60th birthday celebrations

  • 5 of 5

We used LaTour to accommodate my brother and sister in law, my daughter and husband and my son and his partner when I celebrated my birthday. It is little more than half an hour inland from Nice airport and easily accessed by car. The 4 excellent ensuite double bedrooms were ideal for our needs and each had stunning views towards the coast. The kitchen and living areas were generously provisioned and the outside space with pool, sun loungers and comfy sofas allowed us to take full advantage of the late summer sun. Everything was spotlessly clean and well maintained. The owner lives next door and after welcoming us said we could contact him with any issues or if we needed information. An excellent information folder was also provided. He had previously sent comprehensive lists of restaurants and places to visit so that we could research some ideas before we went. At his suggestion we dined at L'Ecole des Filles in nearby Bar Sur Loups and had an excellent, if somewhat quirky, meal!

The highlight of the weekend was Lori Mazziotti, a lovely lady who caters for private functions, who came to the house to cook us a beautiful dinner. I highly recommend her.

The younger members of our party drove to Monaco for one of the days and my son and his partner visited Cannes, less than a half hour drive away. We drove into the Gorge Du Loup and visited the hilltop village of Gourdon. We also visited local markets and went to Grasse and Miramar. However, La Tour is a lovely place just to sit, chill and step off the treadmill. A word of warning - the property is on a steep hill (hence the fabulous views) and the morning walk to the boulangerie required some effort on the way back!

One reason why we used this property was that the owner was flexible about our booking. We wanted to cover a long weekend - Thursday to Tuesday - and he was prepared to accommodate our needs since it was no longer peak season.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: M and J, Many thanks for your kind comments. We are very pleased your 6* th birthday went so well. It was a pleasure meeting you and the family. Lori is a brilliant chef and we always receive great reviews. Best wishes to you and the family. Stuart
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5

Familiarity does not breed contempt....

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to La Tour - having stayed previously in 2012. This time round we found it clean and well maintained. Stuart looked after us well during our stay and was available whenever we needed.

The villa and pool are fantastic with a great vista.

All mod cons together with A/C in all rooms

4 spacious south facing bedrooms all with ensuite

there were only 3 in our party but we enjoy our own space and don't believe in compromising when we go on holiday and don't forget your iPad if you want to make full use of Apple TV.

Would highly recommend if you want a relaxed, comfortable holiday in cote d'azur

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks T for your nice review. It was good to see you and the family again.We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Pre du Lac
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Opio
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Grasse
Nearest Motorway
24 Kilometres
Cannes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Pre du Lac
Nearest Ski
32 Kilometres
Greolieres les Neiges
Nearest Beach
24 Kilometres
Cannes
Car: necessary

Located in the lower foothills of the Southern Alps, Magagnosc is a picturesque Provencal village 5 minutes from the ancient town of Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. It is an excellent base from which to explore the Côte d'Azur and is just 30 minutes from the coast and popular destinations such as Cannes, Antibes, Juan les Pins and Nice. Provencal villages with fine restaurants such as Valbonne and Mougins are only 15 minutes drive away. Hilltop villages such as Gourdon, Bar sur Loup and Fayence are all nearby. There are many scenic walks in the Gorge du Loup and the mountains behind the villa, one of which is the GR51 (Balcons de la Cote d'Azur). Lac St Cassien and the Gorge provide excellent (and less crowded!) alternative swimming options to the coast. There are also 5 main ski stations in a 1-2 hour drive away. Road access is excellent and there is a regular bus service at the bottom of the road to Nice town, airport, Cannes and Grasse.

Other Activities: Canyoning, Go Karting, Paint balling,rock pool swimming

Golf: There are 5 golf courses all within 15/20 mins of the villa one of which is the PGA championship course at Mougins. The other courses are situated in Grasse,Valbonne,Mouans Sartoux,Opio,and a second course in Mougins.

Ski: Greoliere les Neiges the nearest ski station 40 mins away offers excellent beginners and intermediate skiing.The 2 largest ski stations in the area at Foux D'Allos,and Isola 2000 are about 2 hours drive away. Foux D'Allos has the longest ski runs in southern Europe.

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Rates & Availability

Magagnosc Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late summer
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,228
 
 
Special price
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,326
 
 
Autumn
Sep 11 2016 - Sep 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,664
 
 
Early Autumn
Sep 19 2016 - Oct 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,326
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,326
 

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning/laundry $225
Refundable damage deposit $846

There is a final cleaning/laundry charge of 200 euros. Optional pool heating 100eur p.w. Refundable breakages deposit of 500 euros p.w. No charge for payment to our bank but 2.5% charge if payment by credit card.All linen,towels,Etc,incl TO AVOID INTERNET FRAUD ALL PAYMENTS ARE IN THE NAME OF LARDER,CREDIT AGRICOLE,MONACO.

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Amenities

Magagnosc Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Twin sinks
  • Double sinks in each bathroom/shower room. There are 3 extra large showers 120 x 80.There are hair dryers to each bathroom/shower room. We supply 2 towels for each individual person plus a beach towel.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Choice of twin beds or king size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Choice if twin beds or king size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Choice if twin beds or king size bed
  • Each bedroom is air conditioned. All bedrooms can be either 2 X single beds or 1 king size depending on demand.All of the bedrooms enjoy walk through dressing rooms leading to en suite bathrooms/shower rooms with twin sinks,etc all bedrooms have a balcony with views of the Med.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ping pong table available. Catering /chef can be provided with prior notice at extra cost. Catering for private parties,weddings,birthdays,etc can be arranged.

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