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David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french

Villa with stunning sea & mountain views. Private balconies, terrace & garden

15 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Saint Paul de Vence Villa Rental Photos and Description

All day sun - large shared pool - unique location - a short walk from St Paul

Villa Olivade is a one-bedroom Provençal villa situated on the beautiful, privately gated, Domaine du Piol. Domaine du Piol's elevated position gives it unrivalled views to snow capped mountains and the sea. The villa benefits from the sun starting in the early morning and throughout the day until it sets directly in front of the west facing balcony. Throughout the day, you can enjoy the sunshine and views from either the balconies, the terrace or the sun deck. All of which are on different levels and all offer those essential, amazing views of the Cote d’Azur.

The balconies, large terrace and lower garden area are all private and exclusive to Olivade. No other property on the domaine offers the same amount of privacy.

The terrace has a large shaded Pergola with seating for 4 persons and garden lights mean you can eat late into the evening. Multiple adjustable wooden sun-beds on the terrace an be used for sun bathing or walk down to the lower sun deck which sits amongst palms, bamboo and grasses and is also equipped with adjustable sun-beds & parasol.

Villa Olivade Features: The villa is beautifully appointed and decorated throughout with stylish furnishings, marble bathroom, super-king wooden bateau-lit bed, quality kitchenware, air conditioning and WiFi.

You have a choice of areas for dining either inside or out including either our balcony on the top level or beneath the pergola on the terrace. There are many pretty spots to sit outside in the gardens and enjoy a glass of wine all offering different views either to the sea, mountains or surrounding area and villages.

There is a large, shared swimming pool on the Domaine with views to the sea.

Parking is right outside the villa. The parking is covered which is essential in the summer.

The popular village of St Paul de Vence is a 20 minute walk from the villa but you will need a car if you want to explore further which is recommended in this beautiful area.

St Paul de Vence: The Medieval village of St Paul is just a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away. Here you can stroll through the cobbled streets and enjoy some of the finest art available or watch petanque being played by the locals whilst enjoying a drink in the Cafe de la Place.

Opposite the Cafe de la Place is the famous Colombe D'or. Voted one of the top 10 restaurants in the world, the Colombe D'or has the largest private collection of artwork in the world from Piccasso as well as work by Matisse and Renoir. Although a regular haunt for the rich and famous, the staff of the Colombe D'or makes everybody feel welcome.

An evening walk around the ramparts is recommended to catch the amazing sunset and see the swallows fill the sky. If you prefer, you can enjoy the same sunset from the villa!

The Côte d'Azur: The A8 which runs along the Cote D'Azur is just 10 minutes from Domaine du Piol and is your fast track to the most famous coastline in the world! Destinations such as Nice are just 15 min, Cannes 30 min, Eze 25 min, Monaco 30 min, Menton and the Italian border 35 min, .... the list goes on.

Heading out beyond Saint Paul there are many beautiful villages such as Vence, Tourette Sur Loup, Gordon and Grasse as well as famous institutions such as the Maeght Foundation, Ville Emprussi de Rothchild and National Parks like the Mercantour and Massif de l’Esterel.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french

About David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis

Sally and I have been in love with the Côte d'Azur since the mid 90's. We first went with EasyJet using tokens collected from a national newspaper! Before I met Sally I used to ride my motorcycle to Bandol for the big event in the motorcycle racing calendar The Bol d'Or. Bandol was a place I loved and hoped that one day, I would live there also.

David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis purchased this villa in 2001

Why David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis chose Nice Area

The plan was simple. The area was to be in or around Bandol. The property to be manageable with NO RENOVATION. We ended up 150 Kilometers away standing in a property signing papers with rain coming through the roof and looking out of the broken windows and shutters. But. What a view! 2 years later, (after a lot of hard work) we had a property we could actually use!

The first thing that hits you is the view. There is no other property on the domain that has such a magnificent view to the sea and the surrounding countryside. In fact, only St Paul itself has the same views. That view can be enjoyed from the balconies, the terrace or the lower garden. Each area offering a different aspect. There is always something to see. According to Google maps, the view to the west is up to 40 kilometers and takes in Cannes as well as the mountains of L'estoril.

What makes this villa unique

The location is ideal for exploring the region and is centrally located between Nice and Cannes. St Paul is a pleasant 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by car. Don't just visit the famous costal resorts though. Point your car the other way and drive into the mountains to visit hill top villages and mountain streams. Not enough people in my opinion explore 'the interior' as it is called by the Azurians. I don't think they tell anyone actually. They keep it to themselves! Whatever you decide to do, there are so many wonderful places that you would need a month just to see a fraction of what this area has to offer.

We always offer all our guests help and advice to plan their holiday. Sally and I lived in the villa for 6 years and have good knowledge of what to do and where to go to get the most from your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi David, We absolutely loved your villa; it is so beautiful and everything was fantastic; Thank you so much. I can not thank you enough for a wonderful vacation; I will recommend it to everyone I know! I hope some day to be able to afford to go back! You are a very lucky person to be able to go there often. We loved all of your movies, and watch when the weather was bad, which was about 2 days.Thanks again for everything.
May 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

Villa with stunning sea & mountain views. Private balconies, terrace & garden
average rating of 4.866667 based on 19 reviews
5

An amazing property with outstanding views.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Olivade for 6 nights and could happily stayed longer.

After seeing the photographs of the property we had high expectations and were not disappointed. This is truly a beatuful place to get away from it all and yet is close enough to local amenities and the lovely St Paul de Vence.

The interior and exterior of the property were immaculate and well maintained.

We particularly enjoyed using the balcony off the living room and bedroom for breakfast and in the evenings. The views and sunsets were amazing, it was a lovely way to end the day.

The information provided by the owners was very useful and accurate and help make our holiday stress free.

The shared swimming pool is another advantage to this property and it was always very peaceful.

Overall we had an amzing holiday, being able to visit NIce, Monaco, Cannes, Villefranche, Antibes etc from an ideally located base. We recommed Juan les Pins form a lovely sandy beach.

We would stay at Villa Olivade agian and recommed it to anyone looking for a beautiful location, property, great views and excellent lbase for exploring.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Andrea and Steve Thank you very much for your review. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your week at the villa and Saint Paul de Vence. Hopefully you come again soon and enjoy the unique views and amazing sunsets. A Beintôt Sally-Anne & David
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Charming villa, great location

  • 4 of 5

We spent one week at Villa Olivade after 6 weeks in other parts of Europe. It was lovely to come to such a charming villa to finish our holiday.

The villa itself was Provençal in atmosphere and furnishings, clean, with spacious well-equipped kitchen, delightful bathroom, and balcony with 180 degree views, from sea to Alpes. We enjoyed watching spectacular sunrises and sunsets, even a full moon.

The communal pool was very nice, a good length for swimming and never crowded. It also offered a view of St Paul de Vence from the side .

The location was ideal for visits to nearby hill towns and coastal resorts as well as being close to St Paul de Vence with it's shops, cafes and history. We particularly enjoyed Eze with it's exotic garden and spectacular vistas of the Côte d'Azur. Lunch at Chateau Eza was a special treat.

David, the owner, gave plenty of good advice about the villa and the area. It was almost like staying at a friend's home.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lois and thank you for your review. Eze is one of my favorite places to visit for its amazing views to Cap Ferratt and Monaco. We also ate in the Chateau for Sally's birthday. As you say a special treat because it is fairly expensive, but worth the money. I glad that you found my information helpful and of course, you are welcome to stay again any time. David
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5

Stunning and amazing views to the valley and the sea

  • 5 of 5

The property is very good located close to the sea and the amazing and beautiful village Saint Paul de Vence. The apartment is very classic designed in a provencial style. There is everything what is needed to spend a comfortable holiday including full equipped kitchen, spacious living room and cozy and charming bedroom. There are two levels of terraces which let us to choose the most appropriate place for relax. The most amazing views from the balcony near the living room and the bedroom gave us an additional incentive to drink early morning coffe or the glass of wine at the evenings. It was very relaxing and soothing.

In the village Domaine du Piol is located very large swimming pool dedicated to common use but very quiet. We could relax and sunbathing between sightseeing the Provence. This part of Provence is beautiful. There are so many intersting places we visited during our stay especially the the Town of artists Saint Paul de Vence which is located very close to the property.

I recommend the property to any other visitors. It worth the money we have spent for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dariusz and thank you for your review and staying at Olivade. It was great talking to you and hopefully helping you with your plans to get the most from your holiday. We also appreciate your help with the big storm that happened overnight. We can't always guarantee great weather but hopefully the rest of the week was good! You are of course more than welcome to stay again at Olivade in the future. Thank you and best regards David and Sally
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5

Great property and brilliant views

  • 5 of 5

A very nice property and would recommend any couple to holiday there. Views are fantastic and location is easy walking distance to St Paul. Everything worked in the property and the shared pool is enormous. Only issue we had was the fridge / freezer was too small so had to shop more than we wanted. Had a great week there.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Chris and thank you for your review! We are really glad that you had a good experience at the Villa and St Paul de Vence. We fitted a new fridge last Saturday (better wine rack!) and we also have a full size family fridge freezer in the cave which could be used. For the future, I will make sure that guests who require more fridge capacity are aware of its existance so thank you for your useful input. We hope to have you back at Olivade soon! Best regards David & Sally-Anne
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Wonderful Villa, Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a one week stay in the villa and absolutely loved it. The villa was well equipped and very comfortable and the outside space was fantastic. It's elevated positions means fantastic views and great privacy. It is also a great spot for exploring the local area .......... if you can drag yourself away from the sun lounger :-) We will certainly be returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and we are glad that you had a great time at Olivade. You are of course always welcome back to enjoy the sun loungers! David & Sally-Anne
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Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here on a vacation to the French Riviera. The home is the perfect size for two people with a large bathroom and lovely kitchen with all the amenities you need. The highlight is the terrace. We enjoyed all of our breakfasts overlooking the sun spill across the valley and farm land and several homemade dinners sitting out under the stars. The space is clean, the bed is SO comfortable and white, the windows offer in so much light and view. What a magical place. We will hold this home in our memories and hearts forever. (And we will hopefully return soon!)

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Owner's Response: Hello Ginny and thank you very much for your kind review. We are really glad that you enjoyed the outside space as well as the inside and that you managed to see a lot of the area and do some exploring. Sally and I hope to welcome you back to Olivade soon! Warm regards David
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La Colombe D'Or
"If you are coming to St Paul de Vence then you have to go to La Colombe d'Or. Don't expect h..."
Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
St Paul de Vence
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Villeneuve-Loubet
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Villeneuve-Loubet
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
St Paul de Vence
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Valberg (approx 1hour 15min drive)
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Antibes & Cagnes sur Mer
Car: recommended

The Côte d'Azur is like no other place in France. There is a remarkable beauty in its offshore islands, hills and coastline, the scent of the plant life, the mimosa blossom in February and the impossibly blue water after which the coast is named. The Côte d'Azur remains undeniably captivating. Every time there is a gap in the hills, the skyline is dominated by the French Alps. The white capped mountains against the blue sea and the surrounding countryside is something every one should have the privilege of enjoying. The Côte d'Azur really does cater for all tastes.

Other Activities: Yachting & Motorboat hire (include non licence)

Golf: Golf de Villeneuve-Loubet – Route de Grasse, 06270 Villeneuve-Loubet

Opio-Valbonne Golf Club – Château de la Begude, Route de Roquefort-les-Pins 06650 Opio

Golf Country Club de Cannes-Mougins – Cannes, France, 06250

Golf de Roquebrune – Roquebrune, France, 83520

Monte-Carlo Golf Club – Route du Mont Agel, 06320 La Turbie

Ski: The nearest resort to St Paul is Gréoliéres which is just a 35 minutes drive away. Although just a small resort, its location close to the coast means it is a popular visit for a quick morning's ski followed by relaxing on the beach in Cannes in the afternoon. Gréoliéres also has the best cross country skiing (ski du fond). There are about eight courses up to 11km long to suit beginners and experts alike.

For larger resorts you need to head towards the Alps and go to either Valberg, Isola or Auron. These three resorts are less than 1 hour 15 min to get to and offer all levels of skiing. Isola offers the biggest variety. Auron is the prettiest and Valberg fits nicely between the two.

Further into the Alps and the choice of resorts is vast.

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Rates & Availability

Saint Paul de Vence Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Season
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,101
 
 
Low Season
Oct 30 2016 - Mar 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
Mid Season 2017
Mar 30 2017 - Apr 26 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
$1,263
 
 
High season 2017
Apr 27 2017 - May 31 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
$1,490
 
 
Peak Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 13 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
$1,574
 
 
Late Season 2017
Sep 14 2017 - Nov 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,263
 
 
Low Season 2017/18
Nov 2 2017 - Mar 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,004
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$227
From
$259
Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $389
Changeover & Linen $123

The changeover & linen fees are INCLUDED in the prices above.
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We have set the changeover day as Wednesday to Wednesday to allow you to take advantage of cheaper air fares.

A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking and the remainder needs to be paid 60 days before your holiday along with a refundable security deposit of £300.00. The deposit will be returned within 7 days.
We understand that circumstances can change so we have a very fair refund policy. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more details.

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Amenities

Saint Paul de Vence Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 77 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom has twin basins set in marble. Above the basins is a full width mirror. There is plenty of cupboard space under the marble top for all your items. A hair dryer and quality towels are provided. The large shower has plenty of room and mixer taps to get the temperature exactly as you like it. There is also a Bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The air conditioned bedroom is large and spacious with a super king-size 'bateau-lit' bed. There is ample storage in the large wardrobe, bedside cupboards, dressing table and chest of drawers. The double glazed French windows open onto the balcony and you can enjoy stunning views to the surrounding countryside, the sea and Cap d'Antibes. Red squirrels are a regular sighting in the Pine trees around the villa.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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