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Luxury hill top Provincial villa with pool, 15 mins from beach, stunning views

Bedrooms 4
Space 130 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Ideal for 1 family or 2 sharing, infinity pool, close to Nice, Cannes & Antibes

A romantic villa, perched on a hilltop outside the medieval village of La Gaude. The house enjoys a stunning view over the surrounding mountains & valleys in the Vence region. In the other direction, you can see the Mediterranean sea glittering between the lush green trees.

The house is surrounded by beautiful trees & plants where you can pick your own lemons, oranges, pears, figs & almonds direct from the tree. Through the iron gates a beautiful infinity pool awaits. Beside the pool is located a summer kitchen complete with pizza oven, BBQ & sun loungers.

The house is furnished with luxury and style in mind. The house contains many typical provincial features including ceiling beams, exposed stone & beautiful tiled floors. The fireplace is a centre point in the living-room. Through the patio doors is a large terrace complete with Moroccan mosaic table covered by a luscious vine.

The villa is ideal for 1 family or 2 families sharing with 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms.

Skiing at Villa Meon: Villa Meon is a great base for skiing. Local ski resorts in the Southern French Alpes are Isola 2000, Valberg, Auron, Greolieres and Limone in Italy. The closest is Isola 2000, about 60 miles and 1.5 hours drive (2 hours on the skibus from Vence or Nice)

You can take the ski bus from the centre of Nice to Isola 2000 for 29 euros (2007 prices) for a day return including the ski pass.

(Please, do not hesitate to contact owner for further information or any useful website links).

Golf at Villa Meon: Villa Meon is a great base for golf. Check out the following local courses:

1) Golf Country Club de Nice - 698 Route de Grenoble, Nice, 06200

Tel: +33 04 93 29 82 00 +33 04 93 29 82 00

open: daily - dawn to dusk

2) Golf Saint Donat - 270 Route de Cannes, Plan de Grasse, 06130

Tel: +33 04 93 09 76 60 +33 04 93 09 76 60

3) Golf de la Grande Bastide - 761 Chemin des Picholines, Châteauneuf de Grasse, 06740

Tel: +33 04 93 77 70 08 +33 04 93 77 70 08

4) Golf Opio Valbonne - Route de Roquefort les Pins, Opio, 06650

Tel: +33 04 93 12 00 08 +33 04 93 12 00 08

5) Golf de Mandelieu - Route du Golf, Mandelieu-La Napoule, 06210

Tel: +33 04 92 97 32 00 +33 04 92 97 32 00

open: daily

6) Royal Mougins Golf Club - 424 Avenue du Roi, Mougins, 06250, France, FR

Tel: +33 04 92 92 49 69 +33 04 92 92 49 69

open: daily - dawn to dusk

7) Golf du Claux Amic - 1 Route des 3 Ponts, Grasse, 06130, France, FR

Tel: +33 04 93 60 55 44 +33 04 93 60 55 44

open: dail

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Oliver

We are a professional couple from London with 2 young girls who adore the villa and surrounding area.

Oliver purchased this villa in 2008

Why Oliver chose Nice Area

The villa is our home from home so will have everything you need. It is close to all the sites and beaches of the Cote d'Azur but located in a very tranquil area so have the best of both worlds.

What makes this villa unique

The village of La Gaude has everything that you could need from a restaurants, cinema, farmers market, boulangerie, cafe/bar, win cave, beauty salon, supermarkets and even an ice cream factory.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house. The pool was very great! :) we hope that we will come again.

Thank you!
Sep 2014
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La Gaude Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Provincial style
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Modern
  • Bathroom 1 - Level 2 (Entrance Level) WC, 2 separate sinks, Jacuzzi bath with shower attachment. Ample cupboard space currently housing all towels. Bathroom 2 - Level 1 (Entrance Level) WC, bidet, 2 separate sinks, shower unit. Cupboard space.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , brand new bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , brand new mattress and frame
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 child bed , brand new bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 child bed , brand new bed
  • Bedroom 1 - Level 2 (Entrance Level) brand new bed with leather headboard. Bedroom 2 - Level 1 old French style bed with new base and mattress. Bedroom 3 - Level 1 two twin beds which can be converted into a double bed. Bedroom 4 - Level 3 (Pigeon room above entrance level) two twin beds which can be converted into a double bed. Cot available for use in bedrooms 1 to 3
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Moroccan and Provincial furnishings, leather sofa with chaise lounge with double seated leather pouffe. Sony 40" TV with top of the range HD DVD / BlueRayHome Cinema System. PS4. Sky satellite TV and wireless broadband access. Nintendo Wii for kids of all ages! Boules, pool toys, scooter Baby gate, baby cot, high chair, baby toilet seat Pool heating. Please feel free to request further details.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Luxury hill top Provincial villa with pool, 15 mins from beach, stunning views
average rating of 4.962963 based on 31 reviews

Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Villa Meon or Villa Dwelling comes no where near the description that should be used for this idyllic, sanctuary of sophisticated luxury nestled into the hills above Cannes. Cannes sur Mer is only ten minutes by car and only a twenty minute drive to the bustling squares, beautiful fountains and excellent restaurants of Vence.

Although we only stayed a week the peace and tranquillity of this villa and it’s setting made it hard to leave and even harder to forget. A most memorable holiday and one I intend to re-live again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our month long holiday at Villa Meon had been planned for a long time.....with the complexities of family and friends arranging leave and travelling from Australia, Germany and USA....... So the pressure was on for this destination to be just right!

We were not disappointed.... The villa proved a home away from home indeed!

We all loved it. We tried to live the life of a local.....walked everywhere: Vence ( careful of the hunters on a Sunday!), Saint Jeanette, climbed the baous, .and lots of up and back to the little village La Gaude. Daily visits to the Boulangerie, great supermarket, restaurants, the Saturday morning Farmers market and an occasional visit to the beauty parlour!

We used the number 49 bus (buy a multiuse ticket in Cannes Sur Mer.....very good value).

We also engaged the services of a private driver , Black Panda (Nicolas) who did the runs to and from the airport and collected us after nights out in Nice. The card for this highly recommended service is at the villa. We found we really didn't need the stress of a hire car. We really had a local experience this way......

We used bus and train for day trips to Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Monaco, Eze and St Paul de Vence.

We loved the spaces at the villa: the weather was perfect for the pool, we lit fires in the bbq, the pizza oven and when the weather did turn in the last couple of day, a cosy fire inside.

All amenities were super: great cook top and oven, washing machine etc in a very handy large utility room downstairs. Each bedroom had its own special views of the surrounds.

I would highly recommend this property.......we have a wonderful month and would return in a heart beat! Thank you Oliver.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Lovely rustic property with lots of character, very spacious with everything you could possibly need

  • 5 of 5

The only negative is that the Attic bedroom, was far to small, with no head height even for a 8 year old,so really would not class that as a bedroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful house in a lovely setting. Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Location - 20 mins from Nice and the airport and short drive to Cannes, Antibes , Monaco etc. 15 min walk to nearest village La Gaude which has a few shops, restaurants and a decent Carrefour.

Great facilities: BBQ, pizza oven, fully equipped kitchen.

Ideal for groups of friends or families. I stayed with a toddler who used the nice grassy part by the patio set.

A great value holiday as we spent most of our evenings using the bbq rather than going out for meals.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A wonderful gem in the mountainside of La Gaude

  • 5 of 5

A super villa that catered for our every need. There were 4 adults and 2 children and the home is very suitable along with the outside entertaining area, pool, barbecue and the endless toys we all had a great holiday based there. The location is ideal for day trips to Cannes, Nice and Monacco. Rental car definitely required for getting around. It was lovely to wake up in the morning and have a walk down the mountain into the old village for fresh croissants. Nothing is far away and the supermarkets are close by for the essentials. Would recommend and use this again. Thanks to Marie and the owner of the property who do a great job to keep so good. Aitken family

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Beautiful house and pool in lovely surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

We (my husband and I, our 3 children, my brother and our little dog Lulu) had a wonderful holiday at Villa Meon. The owners Molly and Oliver weren't there, but we had a very nice and welcoming telephone conversation and the local agent Marie showed us around. The weather was lovely and we were even luckier with the house, the pool, the garden, the views... Everything is as it is described and even better! The center of the village La Gaude is very close and has a bakery, a supermarket, a bar and a very nice restaurant. We visited Vence, Saint-Paul de Vence, Nice... all beautiful and interesting places, but we were always looking forward to going back to the house and the wonderful pool. This is definetely a place we would love to go back to!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Rates & Availability

La Gaude Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 25 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
early summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
high summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $272
Meet and greet service + Cleaning on departure $218
Pet Fee $11

Talk to us about bookings of <7 nights outside of peak periods or bookings not commencing on a Saturday. Rates are inclusive of all laundry and towels including pool towels; a fee of €200 will be charged at the end of stay clean to clean the property. We can also arrange for babysitting services, extra housekeeping and other services on your behalf. The amount of €250 is required prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
St Laurent Du Var
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Car: recommended

Villa Meon is a short walk to the pretty village of La Gaude where you can find a number of facilities including cafe, boulangerie, restaurants, supermarket, cinema, farmers market. A wider range of shops and a great morning market can be found in Cagnes sur Mer which is only a short drive away. Haute des Cagnes is a great spot for a romantic meal

The villa is ideal for 1 family or 2 families sharing with 4 bedrooms (over 3 levels), 2 bathrooms and lots of outside space

The nearest beach is Cagnes sur Mer (which is 15 mins drive). Other beaches can be found at Antibes (20 mins), Juan Les Pins (25 mins) and Cannes (30 mins). Nice also has a long pebbly beach and a great promenade

A 10 min drive inland will take you to the medieval artistic town of Vence, with the stunning hill top village of St Paul a further 5 mins away

25 mins from Nice airport with easy access to Monaco, Cannes, Juan Les Pins, St Tropez and Italy....In the winter you are only 1.5 hours from the slopes

Other Activities: rock climbing


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