|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
VILLA OLEANDER is a luxury villa with 3 bedrooms (all with en suite bathrooms) in Mougins, sleeping 6-7.
Set within a mature, south-facing Mediterranean garden with breath-taking views over the Old Village (15 mins walk) and the Bay of Cannes. Just 20 minutes from Nice Airport and 6km from Cannes.
The villa has been recently renovated to a superb standard with luxury bathrooms and a designer kitchen.
It is air-conditioned throughout.
The accommodation is arranged over two levels. At ground level we have an open plan kitchen, living room and dining room, and also the first master bedroom from which French doors open out to a large terrace linking to the living areas. Upstairs there is a second master bedroom with two private balconies, and also a third double bedroom.
There is a separate laundry room and also a well equipped games room.
The terraced gardens are beautifully secluded and landscaped including a private heated swimming pool, pool house and full sized boules court.
The views from the house and gardens to the Old Village with the Mediterranean Sea and the Esterel Mountains in the background are truly stunning.
It is this wonderful view that has defined the standard for which we have tried to follow in all that we have done at the villa. ====================================================================================
The villa has undergone complete renovation in recent years including, of course, new bathrooms and kitchen and also new air conditioning.
Most recently our attention turned to upgrading the gardens around our existing mature trees which include olive, eucalyptus, oleander, pine, cedar, apricot, palm and cypress trees.
This started with the laying of our full sized boules court on the lower garden terrace, which is great afternoon fun! Then the creation of a large decked area with a viewing gallery overlooking the boules court for the non-players. The inspiration for the deck is our fabulous palm tree, which makes it the perfect place for relaxing in dappled sunshine on our outdoor lounge furniture.
Next, a Chelsea Flower Showing and Tatton Park gold medal winning team of design and landscapers came over and redesigned, extended and rebuilt the sun and pool terracing. The pool itself was also refurbished and pool heating added. The pool has a safety alarm. At the same time, the main flowerbeds were replanted and incorporated a fully automated, underground irrigation system.
By the pool there is an outdoor shower and a pool house (equipped with WiFi, drinks fridge, sink, music player and seating). The pool house and adjacent area get late sunshine and is wonderfully sheltered making sunbathing still possible in cooler months.
The landscaping team returned the following year to create an area by the boules court to enjoy a game of outdoor table tennis amongst other games. They also added new flowerbeds and linking paths, completing the look with a formal garden in the top corner featuring a semi circular teak bench. This is a perfect area for a quiet moment or coffee and newspapers in the morning sun.
In the last year, the exterior of the house has been completely repainted, our access road has been re-surfaced and our pool has just been re-tiled, demonstrating our commitment to a very high level of maintenance. (November 2014).
The pool and garden are beautifully lit at night time and all these areas can be viewed from a large terrace which wraps around the house where we have an outdoor dining table adjacent to our climbing bougainvillea. There is a patio heater for cooler months and a choice of gas or conventional charcoal Weber barbeques. Dining here on the terrace with the sun going down and the lights coming on in Mougins Village is always a delight.
There is high hedging on all sides for excellent privacy.
The villa has private parking for 3 cars and is secured by remote controlled electric gates. ====================================================================================
Children are very welcome at Villa Oleander and we have plastic boules for the boules court and plenty of inflatables for the heated pool. The children (and young at heart adults!) will enjoy the renovation of our games room, featuring a slate bed pool table and lounge area with large flatscreen TV and Xbox 360 games console (with Kinect and DVD player) and seating area for books and board games. ====================================================================================
FACILITIES AND SERVICES
We have had the pleasure of receiving guests at Villa Oleander for 8 years now, and if ever a guest has made a suggestion of something they have been short of, then we now provide it.
For your comfort
We would like to think that we have provided everything for an extremely comfortable stay. Such as;
- air conditioning and heating
- high quality mattresses and bedding
- dressing gowns
- powerful hair driers
- Egyptian cotton towels
- pool towels
- room fragrances and pillow mist
- soaps and hand wash of the region
so you only need pack your personal items!
The villa is cleaned mid week and end of week, and the laundry is changed once a week.
For your enjoyment
When not relaxing in the sun or exploring our stunning region, Villa Oleander's facilities include;
- outdoor, private and secluded pool (heating optional)
- outdoor table tennis
- full size boules court
- games room equipped with
* slate bedded pool table
* 42" flatscreen TV
* DVD library
* Xbox 360 games console (with Kinect) and games library
* board games
- broadband WiFi
- Sky HD T.V. including sports channels
- DVD player
- in house iPad for internet access and preloaded with information pack and activity suggestions
- iPod docks and Bluetooth (including outdoor) music players
never a dull moment!
For your convenience
Everything that we use when we are at the villa, is also at our guests disposal.
The house is well stocked with all the usual small items. From kitchen roll to kitchen foil and beach bags to umbrellas.
The kitchen is very well appointed, including;
- Lacanche cooker
- Le Creuset pans
- coffee machine
- fridge/ freezer
- toaster and kettle
- smoothie maker
And also we have;
- laundry room with washer/drier and iron/ironing board
- Weber barbecues - charcoal and gas
- outdoor heater
- high chair and cot available
- extra bed for small children
- international electrical adapters
so the supermarket trip is simplified to just great food and wine!
For your information
We will send you a comprehensive information pack including user guides, restaurants and shopping guides, suggestions for days out, opening hours and even the rules of boules! This is duplicated in a folder in the villa and on the in house iPad.
For your peace of mind
When booking, you will receive a personal service dealing only with the owners.
When at Villa Oleander you will be looked after by our trusted team.
Our housekeeper is just a phone call away throughout your stay.
There are no extra costs (other than optional extra of €100 per week for pool heating), and there are no agent fees.
Recognition: AS FEATURED in `SHE` MAGAZINE! (July 2008), `BELLA` (Feb 2009), `LIVING ABROAD` (Aug 2010) and also listed in HOLIDAY RENTALS very own `Top 10 Villas with Pools in Europe.` ====================================================================================
Hi! I`m Alastair. My wife, Sue, and I bought Villa Oleander in Mougins with Paul and his wife, Leony, in 2007. I have known Paul since I was 4 years old, and he and I manage all the issues involved in renting our villa out to others. I am a chartered accountant and he is a general dental practitioner.
Alastair Walmsley purchased this villa in 2007
We wanted to find a location and villa that we would never tire of revisiting. That location had to be the South of France because of its year round appeal - there is so much more to do than just sunbathe. Mougins, I think, has the perfect location on the Riviera - centrally placed for Monaco, Cannes, St Tropez and everywhere in between. Our villa feels like it is in the heart of Provence, yet it is only 10 minutes from the Med and 20 minutes from Nice International Airport. Oh, and it just happens to have a picture perfect medieval village famed for its excellent restaurants! Not to mention the golf courses!
Equally, Villa Oleander has the perfect position in Mougins. It is within easy walking distance of the Old Village yet perched up to have the perfect view over the village with the Mediterranean Sea in the background and the Esterel mountains to the west. All the main rooms open to this south facing view, and there is nothing quite like watching the sun going down and the village light up at night whilst drinking a glass of wine on the balcony. I will gladly email a panoramic picture of our view - it really is exceptional! We are very proud of our villa and love to stay there with our families, but take pleasure from the fact that when we can`t be there, others are enjoying it too. I am more than happy to chat with anyone who thinks they may be interested in staying there.
It was our son Frederik who wanted to go to cote d'Azur for holiday as he loves France, and this not only because he has a French girlfriend. He got the task to look for a house to rent by internet and he found.....Villa Oleander in Mougins! The presentation of Villa Oleander in the internet was really good but what we saw when we went there for the first time was even much more than we expected. It is a marvellous place and it was perfect for our family holiday. The view over Mougins and the hills as far as to the sea is spectacular and at any time of the day really brilliant. You are nearby to the great places of Cannes, Nice and Monaco and to all the other lovely villages in the region. There is so much you can do in this region: strolling along the market of Valbonne, eating great seafood by Brune in Cannes, relaxing in the sun in one of the beach clubs, and so on and on.....But also just staying at the Villa will guarantee you a perfect day because it offers everything you need: the swimming pool area is great ,the pool-house with refrigerator guaranties cold wine at any time without moving and the sitting area under the big palm is a good place for reading or having a break from the sun. The little terrace in front of the sleeping room upstairs is the best place to start in the day with a cup of coffee and a croissant in the morning. At the terrace in front of the living room we spent lovely evenings having dinner and having interesting discussions by candlelight with our children. Villa Oleander not only offers you everything you need for a perfect holiday in a house. It is furthermore the spirit of the house which makes you feel that everything to the smallest detail is arranged with enthusiasm and love. We all hope to come back to Villa Oleander one time.......
(review posted on villaoleander.co.uk)
Everything was wonderful about this villa. The position , the views, the facilities! The manager, Emma was so lovely whilst being professional and helpful. It was clean and beautifully furnished and the owners had thought of everything you could possibly need during your stay. We especially loved the table tennis table! I would highly recommend.
There is a total attention to detail with everything. The rooms, the garden the linen and the service from Emma. Very clean and very easy to live in. We have been before and it gets better and better.
pristine accommodation for the more discerning traveller. Attention to detail second to none. you will be relaxed from moment one in this stunning villa with equally stunning views. Excellent bars and rests. within walking distance in Mougins
Six of us, three couples, spent a relaxing winter break over new year in the villa. The villa sits on the pretty hillside facing the hilltop village of Mougins and the sea beyond. The villa itself is very stylishly decorated, with a traditional Provence feel, but also has all the mod cons. It was also spotlessly clean and well maintained. The grounds offer a very private pool and lovely shaded petanque court and table tennis table, as well as a relaxing deck area with good quality seating. If you needed to escape the sun or amuse kids their is also a games room, with a pool table and games console. Everything is well chosen and 5 star standard. The fantastic restaurants in the village are just a 15 - 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi away. Finally best of all is THE VIEW, which is truly stunning day and night! A great base from which to explore the Côte d'Azur. Can't wait to return!
The villa was immaculate and the welcome was tremendously friendly. We were delayed due to traffic and grocery shopping but received calming texts telling us not to worry. We were in contact with the local resource as well as the owners during the stay, and both sides were very helpful and informative. Mougins was a delight to explore, and we did plenty of exploring down in Cannes, St Paul de Vence, Grasse, Eze and one day trip West down to St Tropez. We carved out some time to rediscover talents at bocce ball and table tennis, and we were so glad we did. The villa is amazing and we would come back in a heartbeat.
Our Home in France!!
Bev and I (“young” widow friends) spent 3 wonderful weeks in Villa Oleander! I had a knee that was misbehaving so we spent more time than we had planned in our home with “the million dollar view”! What a treat that was....dining alfresco on our terrace with candles, flowers and wine!
Our visiting friend from Montreal was enchanted!
The entire house was lovely and our bedrooms, very comfortable.....great pillows!
Our kitchen was a pleasure to work in. We had everything we needed and more. We love cooking and food shopping was NOT disappointing. Visits to the Carrefour for staples and wine...Le Grand Frais for everything else and the upscale shops in Valbonne for everything else and more! They had wonderful prepared meals, pates and cheese. And, of course, always a stop at the Patisserie on Ave. Saint Basile for our daily baguette. I think we became “French foodies” !
Alizataxi was a godsend! She drove us to the door of La Place de Mougins where we had a delightful dinner. She also took us on a 4 hour tour along the Mediterranean ending up in Eze..... Beautiful!
Lunches out were always a treat. L’Amandier de Mougins was very special. We also loved Resto des Arts (moules et frites) and Broche de Fer ( Soupe au Poisson). Moulin de Mougins was very disappointing.
Lucy, the delightful English girl who came to clean couldn’t do enough for us.
Claire was superb. She went to great lengths to make our stay perfect. We had a few travel changes due to “the knee” and she was most helpful with those.
We loved our stay in our “Home in France” and would love to return!!
Villa Oleander is a special place!
Our villa is in the picture-postcard, 11th century, medieval village of Mougins, famous in the French Riviera for its superb restaurants, art galleries and surrounding golf courses.
Thanks to excellent road links, it is only 20 minutes from Nice Airport, yet retains its peaceful village charm. And whilst only 6km from Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea, it has the feel of being in the Provence countryside.
Mougins is centrally placed to explore the Cote d`Azur highlights of St Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Nice and Monaco, not to mention the charming neighbouring villages of Grasse, Valbonne, St Paul de Vence, and Biot to name just a few close to our villa. We are also close enough to day trip to Menton and the Italian border, Aix-en-Provence, the magnificent Gorges du Verdon, and the less touristy villages of the Northern Var and Gorges du Loup.
Our in house iPad is full of suggestions for days out.
(see our Pinterest pages for ideas; http://uk.pinterest.com/mouginsvilla)
Mougins is also home to the 427 hectare National Parc de La Valmasque and Lake Fontemerle, giving it a semi rural feel.
At a height of 260 metres, Mougins is beautifully maintained, its winding pedestrian streets filled with art galleries and over a dozen excellent restaurants. Pablo Picasso chose to spend his last 12 years here and his studio was in the Old Village in a building that is now the tourist office. Other famous people that have chosen Mougins to live include Fernand Léger, Jean Cocteau, Yves Saint Laurent, Winston Churchill, Édith Piaf. The michelin starred Moulin de Mougins and the 5 star Mas Candille have cemented Mougins` reputation. Alain Ducasse and Roger Vergé have managed restaurants in the village and now famous chef, Denis Fetisson, owns two of our many wonderful restaurants.
Mougins is fortunate to have the excellent Musée de la Photographie, Musée d`Art Classique, and each year hosts the International Gastronomy Festival of Mougins in September.
There are a dozen golf courses within 45 minutes of Mougins and within 5km of the villa there are three excellent courses which can compete with anything in Europe.
There are courses to suit all budgets.
The closest course to the villa (5 minutes' drive) and one of the best around, is Cannes Mougins, which has hosted European Tour events 14 times with winners including the late, great Seve Ballesteros. Green fees are €100- €120 per round and it is worth every cent!
Just the other side of the village is Royal Mougins, which is a very exclusive golf club with a course to match. Fees are €150-€175, but be sure to book well in advance as the club only allows limited numbers of non-members per day.
Only a ten minute drive from the villa, is Saint Donat, on the road between Mouans Sartoux and Grasse. The green fees are only €79 which is fantastic value for money. The course is not long, but intricate and testing; it always seems to be in great condition. Others a little further away but well worth a mention include the famous Four Seasons golf resort of Terre Blanche, which has two championship standard courses; le Riou is the shorter, but tighter; le Château is over 7,000 yards and is a true test for any standard of player.
Also Château de Taulane, beyond Grasse into the mountains- a stunning Gary Player designed course (green fees are €100 per round), and then Monte Carlo golf club- set high above the principality of Monaco with the most breathtaking views of the area.
We have a short video of a typical day at Villa Oleander.
(this can also be viewed within this page)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,117|
Prices include a mid week and an end of week cleaning, and all linen which is changed weekly. Pool towels, bathrobes and slippers are provided. Complimentary WiFi.
Pool heating is optional at €100 per week.
We have an excellent property management team, who will meet you on arrival and be available to you at any time if required.
Additional maid service, if desired, can be paid for locally.
Babysitting, chef services, airport transfers and yacht charters can be arranged.