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A spacious, beautiful villa enjoying a large garden, privacy and great views

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Luxury holiday house with pool, fully equipped for your family holiday

This fabulous free-standing property is located outside the peaceful hillside village of Magagnosc, just above Valbonne and offers the most spectacular panoramic views over its terraced garden down to the Mediterranean coast. La Soleillade is perfectly located for exploring the famous villages and rich culture of the Alpes-Maritimes, and for those families seeking a restful break or an activity-packed holiday.

The modern, light, open-plan kitchen with wine fridge and breakfast bar is fully equipped for all your entertainment needs. The lovely sitting and dining rooms lead onto the south facing terrace, with its large mosaic pool and stone BBQ to the side. Below the terrace lies a large, beautiful and secluded garden which will delight enthusiasts with its colourful beds and many olive, cypress and fruit trees, offering space and tranquillity on several levels.

The villa has six double bedrooms, five of which have an en-suite bathroom and there is a separate shower room downstairs. All bedrooms are light and airy. The master bedroom provides enough space for an additional baby cot, and one of the bedrooms has a third bed if required.

Road access is easy, Nice Airport is only 20km away and there is plenty of secure car parking space.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Bettina Gunn
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
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Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2015
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based on 7 traveler reviews

A spacious, beautiful villa enjoying a large garden, privacy and great views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Traumurlaub in Traumhaus

  • 5 of 5

Die einwöchige Reise mit unseres Freundesgruppe war einfach perfekt. Angefangen mit dem freundlichen Kontakt zu Bettina, der Hausbesitzerin, über die vollständige Ausstattung des Hauses, die Sauberkeit, den herrlichen Pool, bis hin zum atemberaubenden Blick vom Grundstück des Hauses. In La Soleillade kann wirklich wohnen, nicht nur sich aufhalten. Für größere Familien oder Gruppen absolut bestens! Es klingt vielleicht banal, aber es ist wirklich so: wir haben uns wie zuhause gefühlt.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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A perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family of two adults and four children (6 - 10 years) had an idyllic week in this gorgeous house. There were many highlights - the garden and spectacular views, the beautiful pool so accessible from the house, the gourmet kitchen and the layout. The different levels and many rooms meant everybody had enough space. The house could easily accommodate two or three families.

The weather was mixed but it didn't affect us. The house has plenty of activities to keep children occupied; in particular the air hockey table. The magnificent windows in the conservatory meant we could enjoy the view regardless of the temperature! We enjoyed visiting the historic villages in the surrounding area and the easy trips to the beach. Our children also enjoyed horse riding and the adventure playgrounds close by.

The owners made us feel very welcome with fruit, wine, beer and flowers upon arrival. We would recommend the property for families or just adults. It works brilliantly for both!

Bron, Mike, Conor, Bronte, Noemie and Niamh

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Family friendly with space and privacy

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay over Easter. The property is spacious and fully modernised with high quality fittings throughout the house with a kitchen fit for foodies. All the rooms have plenty of natural light, especially the dining and sitting rooms. Being arranged over three floors with a range of places to go outside there was plenty of room and places for people to relax in peace and quiet. What made the property stand out was the size of the garden and being wooded at its fringes, the complete sense of privacy, despite being near the villages and amenities and enjoying a remarkable view towards the coast from the sitting room and the terraces. There is a good range of eateries in the area, all the way up to Michelin standard and a good selection of food and wines from various shops within three miles of the property. It can be heartily recommended for families, with its extras such as table tennis, a useful library and plenty of games. Dr David & Mrs Pauline Lloyd Owen, Wales.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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A great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Never have we stayed in a more beautifully equipped house, it had absolutely everything you could wish for, and was so comfy and charming. We really enjoyed cooking in the hi-tech kitchen, which was just as well, as nobody wanted to go out anywhere, they were so happy staying on the gorgeous terrace, sunbathing, swimming and looking at the view. A great holiday, thank you so much, from Mandy and the girls.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Ein herrlicher Ort um die Côte d'Azur zu erleben

  • 5 of 5

Mit 5 Paaren und einem Hund war dieses Haus mehr als groß genug. Jeden Morgen ging es in den Pool, der Blick von der Terrasse ist fantastisch, in der Ferne strahlt das Blau der Côte d'Azur. Die Küche ist perfekt ausgestattet mit neuester Technik und riesigem Kühlschrank, im Garten steht ein großer Doppel-Grill. Jeden Abend haben wir uns selbst versorgt, wir haben es genossen, den Blick bis in die Nacht über die Küste schweifen zu lassen. Die Lage des Hauses ist perfekt. Vor einem liegen Strand, Kultur und Shopping, hinter dem Haus beginnt sofort die Natur. Ideal zum Wandern und wie in unserem Fall zum Rennradfahren durch Schluchten und über die Pässe.

Der Kontakt zur Vermieterin Bettina lief klasse, die Schlüsselübergabe mit Jaqueline war sehr spaßig, sie spricht zwar nur französisch, aber wozu hat man Hände und Füße?

Unsere Ausflugstipps: Mit dem Bike über den Col de Vence (in Coursegoules ein Bierchen), von Courmes aus eine Wanderung auf den Puy de Tourrettes und den Pic de Tourrettes (Bartgeier beobachten!!), Essen gehen in Tourettes de Vence, die Stiftung Maeght in St. Paul de Vence ansehen (z. Zt. Christo-Ölfässer), am Strand von LaBocca ins Meer springen, und immer wieder auf der Terrasse der Soleillade liegen ... perfekt!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Très belle villa, très agreable à vivre, avec une vue extraodinaire de la terrasse et de la piscine dont on ne se lasse pas. La maison est bien équipée, très spacieuse et les contacts avec les propriétaires ont été très faciles.

Location que je recommande.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nice International Airport
Nearest Ferry
34 Kilometres
Nice Gare Maritime
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Golf de la Grande Bastide
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
A8 - Junction 47 or 42
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Pre du Lac, Magagnosc
Nearest Ski
42 Kilometres
Greoliere les Neiges
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Magagnosc is a picturesque village outside Grasse in the beautiful hills above Valbonne, just 30 minutes from Nice International airport. Our house is in a quiet street below the main village with uniterrupted views down the valley towards the coast and the Esterel mountains. Along the side of the property is a small path that leads to the pretty area around Peyloubet, the little hill you can see from our terrace. All in all a perfect location from where to explore the many sites in the Alpes-Maritimes and Provence.

Antibes and Cannes are just a short ride away, and equally, you are in no time in the beautiful villages of Gourdon, St Paul de Vence and Biot, with many fabulous hiking and cycling routes in the hills. The famous perfumeries in Grasse are less than 15 minutes away. Also close are the rural surroundings of Provence with pretty hilltop villages and the Lac de St Cassien, which offers many great water sports and is often less busy than the coast.

Further afield, it takes only one hour to reach St Tropez, Monaco or the Italian border, and 1 1/2 hours to be in excellent ski resorts.

The nearest village is Pre du Lac, with shops, restaurants and local amenities, while the popular market towns of Valbonne and Mougins are just a 10 minute drive away.

This part of the South of France is a paradise for sports enthusiats. There are many excellent golf courses within half an hour from Grasse, including Golf de la Grande Basitde and Golf Club du Saint-Donat outside Mouans-Sartoux and many others. The Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche has become one of the most favoured golf destinations (the hotel has gorgeous Spa facilities for non golfers!).

Other sports facilities nearby include tennis, horse riding, cycling, go carting, paragliding and of course many fantastic hire places for all sorts of water sports along the coast and nearby Lake St Cassien. Many famous hiking and cycling routes can be found in the hills. Fun Kart on the way to Gourdon is an outdoor, long-track go-karting with breathtaking views for non-karters. Adventure sports are available with guides in Pont du Loup or Castellane. River walking is available between Pont du Loup and Saut du Loup. Excellent skiing is less than 2 hours away.

At home, we have 5 bicycles for casual cycling and an outdoor, good quality, table tennis that is always a great way to burn off excess energy after a fun day out.

On the cultural side you are really spoilt for choice. There is so much to see in the South of France such as the Matisse Chapel in Vence, the Fondation Maeght in St Paul de Vence, the historic centre in Grasse with some wonderful early Rubens paintings in the Cathedral Notre Dame de Puy, many wonderful museums in Nice and Vallauris and last but not least the excellent Picasso Museum in Antibes. If you are into buying art then you will find many fine art galleries in Mougins, Cannes, Nice and St Paul with great exhibitions of talented artists, many from the local area. And don't forget to visit the great perfumeries in Grasse which make this the perfume capital of the world!

The Côte d'Azur wouldn't be the same without the amazingly blue Mediterranean and its famous beaches along the cost. We love the quiter beaches between Théoule-sur-Mer and Pointe de l'Esquillon on the way to St-Raphaël but anywhere around Cannes and also the Cap d'Antibes is simply beautiful.

For rainy days or if you look for activities for the whole family then visit the glass factory in Biot or the Marineland adventure park in Antibes. The Oceanographic museum in Monaco is also a great outing and so are the picturesque hilltop villages in Provence up hill from Gourdon. St. Tropez, Monte Carlo and nearby Italy are also always worth a visit and great fun for a day out.

Closer to home we have many wonderful weekly markets where you find the freshest produce from the local area. Our favourites are the small market in Pre-du-Lac on a Monday morning and of course the fantastic and well famous market in Valbonne on Friday mornings. Le Rouret and Roquefort-les-Pins also have their weekly markets and in Opio there are often special markets in the evenings.

We have a large selection of guidebooks and maps in our house available for everyone to share and enjoy during their stay. There is also a large veriety of books and a well stocked DVD library. Enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Magagnosc Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low - Winter
Oct 29 2016 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,089

The rental price includes a weekly clean (3 hours), bedlinen and towels, pool maintenance and garden upkeep, water and electricity supply. Any additional cleaning and house keeping can be arranged separately at 15 Euro per hour. The rental also includes the cleaning at the end of the holiday.

A non-refundable deposit of 20% of the rental for the holiday period is needed to secure the booking. The balance of 80% of the rental charge is due 30 days prior to arrival. A refundable security deposit of Euro 1,000 is also due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Magagnosc Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to twin bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to twin bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to main guest room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to twin bedroom
    Shower room - toilet , shower , Can be used as pool shower
    Cloakroom - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ensuite bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite shower
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Separate shower room
  • The bedrooms are spread over three floors. The master bedroom suite, with air-conditioning, occupies the top floor of the house. Two twin bedrooms are next to each other on the ground floor, with an inter-connecting door and large french doors leading on to the pool terrace. Three more bedrooms are on the lower ground floor facing south, two of which have direct access to the garden. Five of the six bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and ceiling fans. The sixth bedroom has a separate shower room next to it along the corridor. We also have a travel cot available for use when needed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Small playroom downstairs with an air hockey table. Outdoor table tennis. For the pool we have the standard, state required water disturbance alarm installed and keep a removable pool guard barrier in the cellar that can block off the pool from the rest of the terrace. The contemporary kitchen has a large range of cooking and dining equipment for all your enterteinment needs and includes a large fridge/freezer, American cooking range, two sinks, two dish washers, a separate wine fridge and a breakfast bar. An additional free-standing fridge is in the basement near the access door to the garden and pool terrace. Beautiful breakfast room in the conservatory next to the dining room. The laundry room has two washing machines and two tumble driers. Outdoor drying lines in conventient locations in the garden. Travel cot for babies, car booster seats and indoor stair gates available.

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