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Pascal Gautier

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french

French Riviera 'Belle Epoque' Villa. Stunning sea view. Heated private pool

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Villa in Nice Baie des Anges

Villa Dracoena is a 'Belle Epoque' 1906 Villa. It is located on Mont Boron, the heart of French Riviera on the cape of Nice, between the 'Baie des Anges' and 'Villefranche', overlooking the sea and the 'Baie des Anges'. Its garden is 1000 meters square and contains many trees, notably orange trees, and exotic plants. The villa is close to the natural forest of 'Mont Boron' where it is very nice to walk between wood and sea. The Villa is located at a walking distance to the old town of Nice and the ' Promenade des Anglais', 5 min from Villefranche, 15 min from Nice International Airport and 20 min from Monaco. Heating for pool is available.

To ski from Nice: It is possible to ski from Nice in winter within 60 min drive:

Ski areas: Isola 2000, Auron, Valberg.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pascal Gautier (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

Why Pascal Gautier chose Nice

Villa Dracoena welcomes you between "Villefranche and Baie des Anges", in one of the most beautiful area of the French Riviera.

Facing the Mediterranean, in the greenery of a beautiful garden and its heated swimming pool, comfort and authenticity are united for your pleasure.

What makes this villa unique

You will enjoy the villa, its panoramic view on "baie des Anges" and its heated swimming pool in its beautiful 1906 garden

Guestbook comments from the owner

Date of Stay 02 June 2012

Our group stayed at the Villa Dracoena for a week at the beginning of June, and we had the times of our lives. The location of the villa is unbeatable (wonderfully elegant neighbourhood, close to Promenade des Anglais and the beach, as well as shops and restaurants, also close to bus stops), and the view is magnificent - even better than it looks in photos. The villa is gorgeous, very well maintained, with beautiful rooms and a very well appointed kitchen. We already miss our morning coffee on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean and are very much hoping to be able to go back to the Villa Dracoena soon.
Jun 2012
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based on 21 traveler reviews

French Riviera 'Belle Epoque' Villa. Stunning sea view. Heated private pool
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 32 reviews

Like your home Part 1

  • 5 of 5

You’ve found dates available for booking this villa? You’ve been incredibly lucky – book it now! Otherwise someone else will do it and you will regret missing these opportunities:

- spending every day watching from all the windows the sparkling surface of the sea;

- going to bed every night feeling as if you’re visiting your “grandmother’s house”;

- sleeping at arm’s length from tangerines hanging in the tree in the garden;

- swimming in a pool, where the water is heated and can be as warm as you need;

- sunbathing at any time of the day by the pool in the garden, where it’s sunny from the early morning to the late evening;

- going for a slow walk in the garden with dozens of different kinds of plants and flowers, picking and eating tangerines and lemons fresh from the trees, listening to birds singing and having a ride on a swing, or having barbeque ;

- having easy access to all the city's entertainment, but enjoying quietness of country life at the same time;

- meeting successful and wealthy people, who have a peaceful and respectful pace of life, who greet you in the friendliest way, every time they see you, as their dearest neighbour;

What does France and the French Riviera mean for you? If it’s progressive art, a little ironic luxury of the Belle Époque, the joy of the good life, friendly respectable neighbours, who have no reason to wish harm to you, then the Villa Dracoena is the place for you.

You will remember you stay in Villa Dracoena as a time of peace and calm in historical interiors created with taste and attention to every detail. The upper level of the villa is the living room with panoramic windows, through which you can look at the sea and palm trees, so you can take a postcard picture of the Baie des Anges without even going onto the terrace. Your photos taken in the living room could also look like a colorful design for theatre interiors.

The Kitchen adjoins the living room, separated only by a bar, which is very convenient and gives you an opportunity to enjoy a gala dinner or a quick breakfast with spectacular views of the sailing yachts. Early birds can have their breakfast on the outdoor terrace with a gorgeous view and a fresh sea breeze. For those who love sitting with a glass of wine and chatting until morning there are plenty of different places inside and outside of the house, plus a wine rack.


  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To know that our guests feel at home at Villa Dracoena is a great satisfaction for us and we try to go on working for this purpose. Thank you to Zievuddin and his family for this delightful testimonial which is an encouragement for us.
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  • 5 of 5

Erano anni che non andavo sulla costa azzurra e sono rimasta incantata per questa casa ....

La Villa Dracoena si trova a Nizza  sul Mont Boron, la zona  più residenziale della città. Siamo stati accolti da una coppia molto gentile che ha risposto a tutte le nostre domande e che ha tenuto pulita la casa durante il nostro soggiorno. La villa è molto elegante, arredata con gusto e tanto accogliente che ci si sente come a casa....ed  è PULITISSIMA!

Eravamo in 7  e siamo stati benissimo. Ogni camera ha il suo bagno (tutti rifatti da poco) e i nostri adolescenti hanno apprezzato la camera indipendente....

Abbiamo potuto prendere la nostra colazione la mattina e il café il pomeriggio sulle due terrazze della casa che hanno una vista stupenda sul mare e da dove si vede tutta la baia di Nizza!!

Avevamo una macchina molto grande ed era comodo poter parcheggiare a 100 metri dalla porta di casa nel posto riservato per la villa.

Comunque  anche senza macchina, ci sono autobus per il centro della città e per Monaco a 5 mn a piedi dalla casa. I nostri giovani hanno provato e hanno detto che era molto commodo!

Comodissimo anche il supermercato a 5 mn a piedi !!

La citta di Nizza ci è piaciuta molto, è stata tutta ristrutturata benissimo  e  ci si mangia anche bene! anche cucina italiana....... Abbiamo fatto delle belle passeggiate per andare a vedere" Ville franche" e" St Jean Cap Ferrat " due posti stupendi!!

Sono stata veramente benissimo in questa casa e non  vedo l'ora di tornare d'estate per godere  della  piscina riparata  dalla gente, e dove c'è il sole tutto il giorno.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento, California

Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa is a wonderful location for a family vacation. The views are spectacular, the home is charming and very comfortable. The house is well-situated near three bus lines with easy access to old Nice as well as surrounding hill towns. The on-site manager, Christian, is very helpful and easy to deal with. A lovely, enormous park on Mont-Baron is easy walking distance from the house. I recommend you hike up to the 16th century fort in the park, it's a fascinating excursion.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

We have had the best vacation of all times. The house is unbelievably beautiful, and we treated it with respect. We spent a lot of time by the pool and barbecued in the sunset. The area is perfect for running and hiking, and Nice is an interesting city. M and Mme Pax were accommodating and helpful.

We were seven persons all together, everybode loved the place, and we had an unforgettable week together.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Beautiful garden villa in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My group of eight friends enjoyed our stay tremendously at Villa Dracoena in early June. From my initial emails to the owner Mr. Gautier, to our final checkout with the property manager Mr. Pax, our stay was smooth, easy and incredibly relaxing.

First, the practical information: we chose this location in the upscale Mount Boron neighborhood because we were not renting a car for the week and we needed to be able to access tourist destinations and amenities by foot. The biggest benefit is the villa's proximity to a very nice Carrefour supermarket, which is just a five minute walk down a lovely set of semi-private steps. This made barbecuing, last-minute wine runs and gathering supplies for picnics very easy.

The villa is also a ten minute walk to rocky Coco Beach. Please note the return walk is quite steep but it's good exercise and the beach is beautiful and different from typical sandy beaches.

Just across the street from the supermarket is the bus stop where you can catch affordable 1.50 euro buses to destinations like Monaco, Eze Village, Port St. Jean, and Old Nice/downtown. For the first half of our week we loved taking the bus, especially to Port St. Jean and Paloma Beach - so convenient and cheap! However halfway through the week the French rail operators went on strike, meaning every bus for the rest of the week was packed or delayed. We never made it to Monaco which was a big disappointment, but given how nice the rest of our trip was it didn't matter.

Other transit options are cabs (which were fairly responsive and reliable when called) and the Velo Bleu bike share about a 10 minute walk down the road.

The villa itself has loads of charm reflected throughout its eclectic yet chic furnishings. The first (street-level) floor has an open kitchen-dining-living room with two beautiful patios with incredible ocean views. Downstairs are three bedrooms with three recently remodeled bathrooms, one with a small washer/dryer. The fourth bedroom with en suite bath is accessible through a separate outdoor garden entrance. We initially feared that our friends staying in this room would feel separated from the rest of the group, but it was not an issue.

We wholeheartedly would recommend this villa and hope to stay here again. The pool and beautiful gardens alone made it feel like we had our own corner of paradise. Thank you to Mr. Gautier and Mr. Pax for their help in making our stay in Nice so pleasant and memorable.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Stephan and his party. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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5 1

Like your home Part2

  • 5 of 5

Here is my wife's review, it could help for families with children.

In the lower level there are three modern, immaculately clean bathrooms, Christian and Juliette thoroughly tidy the house and the garden and take care of every detail.

Three bedrooms retain the romantic spirit of the last century, calming walls and vivid details. Two bedrooms overlook the garden and a small terrace where you can retire from the rest of the guests with a book. Or escape unnoticed by others through the small gate in the garden, along a very little romantic alley, only a hundred steps long. It takes you to the best supermarket Carrefour in Nice, a flower and tobacco shop, a pizzeria and the bus stop to the town center or to Monaco. The supermarket serves the wealthy residents of Mont Boron, and offers a wide selection of organic products, gourmet food and ready meals at a price much lower than in Lafayette Gourmet in Cap3000. If you feel too lazy to carry your shopping bags home, the supermarket will deliver them in an hour straight to your door. Right on the first day you can go there (on Saturday the delivery is available up to 17:00) and buy food for several days. This is very handy when you are with kids - they always need so much, and yet you have to carry them home as well. In the supermarket there is a large childcare department and a pharmacy with a wide range of goods.

In addition to games by the pool and in the garden children will be happy to watch cartoons on the internet or play online games, while their parents are busy. Unlimited high-speed Internet allows you to connect an iPhone / iPad / Android to a big TV. For adults there are 400 TV channels, but we watched television online – the speed allows you to watch HDTV.

The villa has an integrated security system that is connected to the control board of a security company, with cameras, alarm&etc. Life in any city always has its risks. But it is much safer in this area than in the rest of Nice, because it's a small street leading to the top of MontBoron, the neighbours know each other, strangers are rare and conspicuous on the street where the villa is located, there is a gendarmerie car constantly looking after the safety of local residents.

Parking on the street near the house is free, but the street is quite narrow. We parked the car in the garage 100 meters away, which is free for the villa guests.

Just 3 steps takes you from street level to main door, it's very convenient to use baby buggy



  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Pizza du Mont Boron
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
St Jean Cap Ferrat
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Coco beach and La Réserve
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Coco beach
Car: not necessary

The villa Dracoena is located 15 minutes from Nice airport and 20 minutes from Monaco. Nice center, Villefranche, Monaco can be reached by bus (10 minutes to reach Nice center by bus). The bus stop is close to the Villa (100 meters). A large Carrefour store is available 100 meters from the Villa. Several very nice restaurants are located less than 15 minutes walking from the Villa Dracoena.

Other Activities: Ski in winter within 60 minutes drive.


Rates & Availability

Mont Boron Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 28 2016 - Jun 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2016 - Jul 1 2016
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Jul 2 2016 - Aug 19 2016
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7 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 2 2016
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7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 23 2016
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7 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 7 2016
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7 night minimum stay
Oct 8 2016 - Oct 21 2016
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7 night minimum stay
Oct 22 2016 - Nov 4 2016
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7 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
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7 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
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7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,671

Included services
- cleaning of rooms, bathrooms and kitchen at mid week
- a complete maid service once a week
- provision of towels, bath sheets and bath products
- technical assistance 7 days a week

Booking deposit: to refer to the contract
Refundable damage deposit required: to refer to the contract
Heating for pool : 245 Euros weekly additional fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nice Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Blue bedroom bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Violet bedroom bathroom - toilet , shower , separated toilets
    Garden bedroom bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom
    Rose bedroom bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , separated toilets. Ensuite bathroom.
  • Designed Carrara marble bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Rose - 1 queen , A 160cm large bed for 2 persons
    Violet - 1 queen , Bed is 160 cm large for 2 persons
    Bleue - 2 twin/ single , 2 single 90 cm large beds
    Garden - 1 double , bed 140 cm large
  • air conditioning bedrooms
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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