About the property
- Apartment484 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 rooms renovated village house ideal for 2 people. possibility sleeps 3
Carefully studied, rustic decor of this house of 45 m² is ideal for spending an exotic holiday in the hinterland of Nice. The house has incredible views of the hills, the mountains and the French Riviera extent of the sea beyond.
Original, the house seems to be one with the rock, the bathroom is even built into the rocks!
It consists of a main room with sitting area and kitchenette, a bedroom and a bathroom: the ideal for a romantic getaway or friends.
The house offers up to 3 beds (1 double and 1 sofa bed) and is equipped with every comfort:
- Appliances (including washing machine)
- Table 4 covered
- Wifi internet access
- Bedroom with double bed
- Corner terrace on the street with a small table and 2 chairs
Note that pets are welcome and long term rental is possible.
Daniel et Sylvia Pilat
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
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Unique rental in beautiful hill town
We enjoyed our stay in Saint Jeannet which is a charming medieval town. The view form the kitchen window all the way down to the Mediterranean was memorable. The house is unique in that it was once a wine cellar for the bigger house and you see evidence of the bedrock within the house. It is well equipped. It made a great home base to visit many of the adjacent hill towns. We also took day trips to Nice, the Picasso museum in the Antibbes, to Eze and spent one night in Avignon. The weather in April was cool and pleasant and we had sunny days with a few rainy nights. Saint Jeannet has a little grocery story, a couple of bakeries, a butcher, and a bar/restaurant with a stunning view. Saint Jeannet has a dramatic location with the craggy Baou towering over the town. For those unfamiliar with small hill towns, please rent the smallest car you can, as driving within the narrow streets of the old town is a challenge. Park in the public lots at the edge of town. There is parking near the house, but while we were there construction work on the access road made it not easy to use.
We stayed a week in this quirky and tastefully furnished apartment in the beautiful village of St Jeannet. The view is spectacular from the apartment looking out over the valley towards Antibes. The property used to be an old cellar (cave) and Daniel and Sylvia have kept some of the original features giving it a sense of history. We had everything we wanted and Daniel welcomed us on our first night there. It is ideally located for walking in the hills but also for driving to the many beautiful hilltop villages in the area and of course not far from Nice and Antibes.
Thank you so much , it was nice to meet you
daniel and sylvia
Lovely apartment and wonderful location
My boyfriend and I stayed for two weeks here and absolutely loved it. The property is in the mountains in a lovely village called Saint-Jeannet. The views from the property are wonderful and you can see Nice and Antibes in the distance. The location is perfect with so many nearby towns and villages to visit. Of course the beach is also a must in addition to walking in the nearby mountains, with breathtaking views. The apartment is very pretty and cosy and had everything you may need. The owners are extremely nice and welcoming. We only came across this property and location by chance on this website and we are so glad we did!!!
thank you so much Rosie
A little piece of heaven
It is difficult to put into words a description of this home and the village. Words such as amazing, peaceful, cozy, panoramic views, friendly, caring, hospitality plus, delightful cuisine, come to mind. The apartment or "Cave," as its called, is homey and the interior design makes the visitor feel at home and welcomed. Everything we needed was right there! The owners are terrific people and welcomed us into their garden which is behind the "Cave." Sylvia is truly a great gardener and interior designer. Daniel is always smiling and interested in so many subjects.
The apartment is clean, well appointed and comfortable. The previous reviews describe accurately the apartment and the owners. We liked sitting in the kitchen with the window open enjoying the view and the breeze. We loved sitting on the small terrace enjoying a morning cup of coffee, a glass of wine, a light meal and the fabulous view. The people in town were wonderful, always greeting us with a bon jour or when we were eating on the terrace with a bon appetit!. The hiking trail to the top of the baou is interesting and there was a slackline festival going on, watching the participants walking the highlines was fun.
Within walking distance (3 minutes) the old village of Saint Jeannet has a boulangerie (where you can also buy the local wine), a small boucherie/traiteur where we purchased a couple of light meals, a few restaurants and an ATM. A short drive down the hill there are two more boulangeries and a U-Express grocery store and another Intermarche grocery store a short drive down to La Gaude. (Jim's Iphone slipped out his pocket in the UExpress and when we called it from Nancy's the manager answered, it had been turned in. )
We highly recommend le Cave!
Jim and Nancy
Hi Jim and Nancy
Thank you so much for your appreciation
we were very happy to know you and to welcome you
we will be delighted to see you again next time to saint jeannet
daniel and sylvia
An authentic taste of French living
If you want to experience the slow-paced French rural life in the foothills of the Alps, far from the madding crowds; there is no better place this little 'Cave'.
Beautifully converted into a little 1 bedroom house from an old wine celler hewn from the rock upon which the main house was built, this little house has everything you need for a short or extended stay.
The location is perfect: On the corner of a picturesque narrow cobbled street and a delightful little church courtyard, with spectacular views over the valley below and the sea beyond.
We found the house very clean and well maintained and had all the essentials, and the owners were delightful - They were particularly welcoming, attentive to our needs, and always on hand to offer advice.
My favourite aspects of the house were the adorable little cottage kitchen, and the very comfotable double bed which sits aptly on a plinth hewn from the rock.
All in all, We can highly recommend this perfect French rural retreat.
Janet & Ken.
Beautiful, cosy, with incredible views
A beautifully renovated wine cellar on the bottom level of a family home.
From the moment we arrived, Daniel and his family made us feel incredibly welcome. On our first night we were invited to the village square where the locals were celebrating Bastille Day — there was food, drinks (including the local Saint-Jeannet wines), a band and lots of dancing. We instantly felt like we were away from it all.
The apartment is completely private to the main home, we always had our privacy, yet we were thrilled to be invited to dinner and aperitif's with the family on two occasions throughout our 2 week stay, which will always stick with us as some of our favourite memories of our holiday.
The village is just idillic, and the views from the bedroom and kitchen windows are incredible — over the mountains and out to to Antibes with the sea in the distance.
We could reach Saint-Jeannet by car in around 20-25 minutes from Nice airport (once we got used to which route to take). The roads are typical for the terrain, winding back on themselves and quite narrow in places, but are a joy to drive and in good condition.
We drove to so many places within easy reach — Saint-Paul de Vence, Èze, Gourdon and the lovely drive along the nearby Route des Gorges, Antibes, Menton, Ventimiglia (Italy), Nice, Vence (the nearest larger town)… we could go on but these were our favourites!
Daniel and his family were great at recommending places to go and pointing them out on the map. They recommended we go to the restaurant 'La Brouette' which is an absolute must. It's truly stunning, sitting in a garden on the side of a mountain, overlooking the picturesque walled town of Saint-Paul de Vence. Our only warning when you go: be careful of the steep driveway down to the tiny carpark — we'd actually recommend parking up at the top (on the side of the main road) and walking down! Our little car struggled to get back up :)
We loved this place so much — we will definitely be going back, and recommend it to everyone we know.
Naomi and Dan
The house is 20 km from Nice and its beautiful beaches. The city calls for walks on the Promenade des Anglais (nicknamed prom 'by the locals), port or through the old town. The house is located 300 m from the village and its shops. The river is 3 km, bathing is refreshing and relaxing fishing.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Sheets and towels : 20 € Cleaning flat : 30 €