pretty and spacious architect villa of 350m2, air-conditioned, 8 bedrooms, for 15 people, with pool area and summer kitchen, very quiet, in a cul-de-sac, near the sea (6km) and close to the airport. NICE (12km), next to VENCE and ST PAUL de VENCE.
- Villa3767 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
12 km from NICE, 10 minutes from the sea, open on the forest of vence, in a quiet dead end and surrounded by nature, very nice and unusual architect villa in open semi-levels, offering 350m2 and its many terraces without facing nature and the cap d'antibes
7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 5 toilets, 3 kitchens including a summer kitchen
, 3 flat screens, 2 pianos
.calme absolute, Mediterranean garden and plot of 5000m2 extending directly to nature and a beautiful pool area, a real independent living place of the house, with its large covered pool house and summer kitchen
air conditioned villa;
Nice international airport at 20 minutes, beaches at 10 minutes, village accessible on foot;
ideal holiday with family or friends
by its configuration, the villa offers the opportunity to live to several generations and at different rates;
do not hesitate to ask us for more photos;
everything is thought so that you spend very pleasant holidays!
so maybe soon, for beautiful and relaxing holiday!
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- Aug 19, 2018
About bernachon jean-françois
with my wife, Catherine, I would be delighted to welcome you in our charming villa in La Gaude; father of four lovely girls, I put all my experience at your disposal to accomodate the best and that you spend an unforgettable holiday; sporty, dynamic, friendly, I remain at your disposal during your stay; So welcome to LA VILLA PHILEAS!
Why bernachon jean-françois chose La Gaude
we chose this beautiful villa: its proximity to NICE AIRPORT IDEAL location for its for the CALM for its proximity to SEA (8km) for its space in the POOL NATURE for IDEAL CLIMATE COTE D'AZUR for his ARCHITECTURE UNUSUAL for its WARM ATMOSPHERE for her a CHARMING VILLAGE NEAR for its CLOSE to Vence and Saint Paul de Vence for its OPEN SPACES for the opportunity to LIVE IN SEVERAL without disturbing for NATURE CLOSE for MANY WALKS POSSIBLE
What makes this Villa unique
well EQUIPPED, and the CALM NESTLED IN NATURE, only few kilometers from SEA; IDEAL SETTING to live more among FRIENDS or FAMILY, without interfering; of distinct spaces for everyone and a GREAT OUTDOOR SPACE AROUND THE POOL, favoring life OUTSIDE; a LARGE INNER SPACE and MANY TERRACES overlooking NATURE; pretty MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, vegetation LUSH; a COMFORTABLE VILLA A VERY GOOD BEDDING, the GAMES, BOOKS, DVD, for ALL
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Disappointing - this villa needs work & cleaning to deliver the holiday experience it promises
Let me begin by saying that Jean Francoise and Catherine are lovely kind and helpful people who welcomed us warmly on arrival to their house, escorting us personally to a nearby restaurant as we'd arrived after the shops had closed to buy food. The house is situated on the edge of a small village with a bar, a restaurant and a few shops. It's also on the Cannes to Grasse walking route which was an unexpected pleasure for us as we love walking. The poolside kitchen and dining area is fantastic and we enjoyed eating there as a family most evenings. The villa is a collection of small rooms and there isn't really a big enough area for everyone (we were 12) to eat. Mysteriously there are two small kitchens when one large one would be better. The bedrooms are OK and the beds comfortable but there is nowhere to hang clothes and when we attempted to put clothes in drawers we found them full of stuff or dirty, so on day one we had to clean. The kitchen cupboards also contained old food and the shelves and curtains were generally very dusty. It felt as if the house hadn't been deep cleaned at the start of the season. Helpfully Catherine came and cleaned for us during the week but if you like a clean house, this isn't for you. Additionally the house and pool have seen better days. There were tiles missing on the pool which were repaired during our stay but only when we specifically requested it. There were also some stains on furniture and the bed linen, though very clean, was old. A house which is rented out a lot needs a lot of attention and having stayed in many villas we have seen a variety of standards. But we've never had to clean a villa before or not be able to put clothes away or had to specifically request repairs which the owners knew about. The other point to add is that the roads in the village to the house are incredibly narrow and are not for nervous drivers or large vehicles. Parking is in a small grass area close but not by the door. We were also besieged by mosquitos during our week and though we always expect a few bites in the Meditteranean, many in our party really suffered despite a lot of strong repellent. But it was humid last week and this may be a one off. As a family we've been renting villas for many years and sadly this one would be near the bottom in terms of quality and value for money. A shame - with some investment and better cleaning it could be fabulous!
Yes we really enjoyed our holiday and the layout of the house was ideal for our mixed family group.
We planned out various arrangements and managed eventually to have 4 “ apartments” with access to bedrooms,shower,toilet each. That worked really well so that you could circumnavigate areas if folk wanted quiet.
The kitchens were fantastic too and being able to cook and eat by the pool was amazing. Wonderful choice of crockery and huge serving dishes.
We found a local taxi driver and used him a lot, but also a local bus which took us to the coast for 1.5 euros per adult, children free. Great delicatessen, ice cream shop, local pub ( 5 min ) store, views, walks, wildlife - all in all, wonderful.
Thank you very much for your kind appreciation!
it was a great pleasure to welcome you!
you are a wonderful family!
we are glad you had a wonderful holiday in our villa!
we do everything for everyone to have an amazing and relaxing time!
your enthusiasm and your compliments go straight to the heart!
Catherine et jean-françois
great place but very isolated
First the hosts Catherine and Jean Francois are great hosts; hey are helpful, kind, friendly and always answer emails.
The house is charming and the pool area is great; the property is really nice and cozy.
BUT, its not close to anything. If you are like me someone who doesn't like walking around, this is not the place for you. The taxis (we had to get taxis everywhere, which cost a small fortune) IF they got to the house helped but many of them either didn't get to the house or they waited for us at a pick up location about 15 minutes from the house. The roads by the house are too small for many taxis.
Its 25 or 30 minutes away from the Nice airport, however, the town of Nice is around another 20 min from the airport meaning you are 40 minutes away from the town of Nice. To visit Vence or Saint Paul de Vence (gorgeous towns) you will need either a taxi or a rental car.
Our host gave us a ride to a supermarket the first day and get groceries (there is another very small grocery closer to the house but with a very limited selection). If you walk, you will need to be prepared to carry your grocery bags a long way. If you rent this house you should certainly also consider renting a car and be prepared for some drive time.
Escape to tranquility
We found we were able to visit the hustle and bustle of the coast easily during the day, but escape to this oasis for quiet time! We loved hanging out by the pool, which has its own kitchen and bar - and found it hard to leave.
The house itself is full of French character and charm, its a maze of bedrooms and hang-out spaces, perfect for large groups or families. You could spend weeks here and come away feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Perfektes Ferienhaus für mehrere Familien (3)
Wir haben zwei wunderschöne Wochen (Sommerurlaub) in diesem tollen Ferienhaus verbracht.
Das Haus ist super ausgestattet. Alles war sehr sauber. Der auf der einen Seite tiefe Pool ist auch für unsere Kinder (4 - 16 Jahre) ein Highlight gewesen. Die Umgebung der Anlage ist sehr schön. Die Besitzer waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Haus ist groß genug, dass man sich auch mit mehreren Personen (14 insgesamt) nicht auf den Nerv geht! Mit dem Auto war man in 30 min in Nizza. Wir mieten uns seit 10 Jahren Sommerhäuser und wir waren alle der Meinung, dieses gehörte zu den absolut Besten. Vielen Dank für die tolle Zeit in Ihrem Haus!!!
Perfect for a big family reunion
Villa Phileas was perfect for a family union of 12 persons in three generations. Long lazy breakfasts in the summer kitchen with fresh bread from the nearby bakery. Suppers in the indoor kithen or the restaurant in the villige. Comfortable bedrooms with good bathroom facilities to withdraw to. A spacious sitting-room area for chilling together. Good internet connections. Lovely sourrundings for jogging or walking. We enjoyed the boulodrome and other
sporting facilities in the big garden area. Our hosts Catherine and Jean-Francois were helpful and friendly. We would highly recommend Villa Phileas.
nice: 10 Km
vence: 5 Km
Sea: 8 Km
charming villa architect, between NICE and ANTIBES spacious and ideal for living with family or friends with confidence;
THE GAUDE, VILLAGE OF MARCEL PAGNOL, PROVENCAL ENVIRONMENT
IDEAL SITUATION ON THE COTE D'AZUR: QUIET AND CLOSE TO ALL THE ATTRACTIONS OF THE RIVIERA;
NICE AIRPORT: 12KM
SEA AND BEACHES 10 MINUTES
BAOU AND BALLADES FROM THE VILLA (FRESH VASQUES, AS IN CORSICA, 15MN TOPIEDS)
VENCE AND SAINT PAUL DE VENCE at 5 and 8 km;
SMALL RESTO SYMPA 5 MINUTES AWAY IN THE VILLAGE
CANNES, ANTIBES, MONACO, JUAN LES PINS, to reach by car;
BACK COUNTRY FOR LOVERS OF AUTHENTICITY AND NATURE
MARINELAND OF ANTIBES AND ACCROBRANCHES FOR CHILDREN;
MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, CENTENNIAL OLIVE AND CIGALES;
PRETTY SWIMMING POOL SECURED (alarm and gate) AND TREATED BY HYDROLYSIS, IDEAL FOR CHILDREN;
LARGE COVERED TERRACE AND POOL HOUSE WITH OLIVE CENTENNIAL
PROVENCAL ENVIRONMENT AND LUNCHES IN THE SHADOW, FRESHNESS OF THE NEAREST FOREST
KITCHEN AND SUMMER BAR SUPER TEAMS, 2 FRIDGES, OVEN, COFFEE MACHINE EXPRESSO, DISHWASHER EXTERIOR
2 OTHER KITCHENS EQUIPPED IN THE VILLA;
7 ROOMS, INCLUDING AN INDEPENDENT PARENTAL SUITE AND STUDIO;
BEDDING OF QUALITY TO BETTER REST;
PETANQUE LAND WITH INCREDIBLE VIEW, PING PONG, READING, CHILDREN AND ADULTS GAMES;
2 PIANOS FOR MELOMANES (silent system for non music lovers!)
VILLA IN IMPASSE, IN PEACE, SINGING CIGALES AND BIRDS GUARANTEED!
OWNERS VERY FRIENDLY, AVAILABLE;
CALL US DO NOT HESITATE!
Rates & Availability
LINGE DE LIT COMPLET LINGE DE MAISON (torchons, tabliers de cuisine,essuie mains,etc…) ELECTRICITE EAU ASSURANCE MAISON ENTRETIEN DE LA PISCINE ET DU JARDIN ( arrosage automatique) INTERNET WIFI ENTRETIEN FINAL ( 350 euros) La villa doit être entretenue quotidiennement: la remise en état final ne correspond pas à un énorme ménage dû au fait que vous n'avez pas entretenu quotidiennement la villa; Si un surcroit de ménage est nécessaire et à l'appréciation du propriétaire, un supplément vous sera facturé sur la base de 30 euros /heure la villa doit être rendue rangée, comme à l'arrivée: si tel n'est pas le cas, 200 euros seront retenus sur la caution