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Paradise in Provence- A Quiet Retreat (3BR) with Pool, Terrace, Barbecue, Garden

Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France
  • Villa2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Ground Level of House and Guest House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8).

The property is located approximately 7 minutes to Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a charming medieval village that sits between the sea (about 14 kilometres away) and the Alpes Maritime. Take a look at the property in summer using the video link on this page.

The ground level of the villa (the upper level is unoccupied during rentals) and guest cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. There is a full kitchen as well as a small kitchenette in the separate guest cottage. The property is south facing with a beautiful 13 meter swimming pool, gets sun throughout the day, and is still bright in the long summer evenings. This is a very comfortable campus for friends and family. The stone wall terraced garden has olive, orange, lemon, mandarin, apricot, cherry, and fig trees. Imagine eating on the outdoor terrace in the evening in the midst of the many rosemary and lavender bushes that dot the property. There are also many places to get away to read or just sit and relax.

Long summer evenings with a southern exposure, a beautiful swimming pool, and plenty of room on the property to wander.

The views are spectacular! There is even a petanque court shaded by two mulberry trees. This is a house that has become a favorite destination for many friends and family and there have been many repeat visitors.

Property Manager

Kevin Power

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Kevin Power

I grew up in New York City and have worked in many places including the Caribbean, Washington, DC, Monaco, London, and Paris. My professional field is telecom/IT. My business life is hectic with lots of travel but I get back to this house to rejuvenate as often as I can.

Kevin Power purchased this Villa in 1999

Why Kevin Power chose Tourrettes-sur-Loup

I lived and worked in Monaco for 3 years and bought this house as a second home before moving to London. It is approximately 7 minutes to Tourrettes-sur-Loup, a charming medieval village that sits between the sea (about 14 kilometres away) and the Alpes Maritime. It is known as the 'City of Violets' because it is a center for the cultivation of that flower which is used in perfumes manufactured in nearby Grasse. Appreciated by film producers since 1925, Tourrettes became a meeting place for musicians, painters, writers and poets. Artisan weavers also settled there and today more than thirty workshops and galleries are located in the town.

What makes this Villa unique

You are 30 minutes from Nice airport, and the same amount of time if you want to go to the beaches of Nice or Cannes. The hills here are lovely, quiet, and peaceful especially during the summer rush. Market day in the central town square of Tourrettes is every Wednesday where you can buy locally produced cheeses, meats, and other tasty items as well as high quality fabrics. If you do want to leave the property, there is plenty to see. Cannes, Mougins, and Nice are each about 30 minutes drive and offer many attractions including restaurants, museums, and cinema. Monaco is about 1 hour away so you can go for the day and return to the property to relax with an evening swim. Italy can become a day trip as the northern Italian border is easily reachable within 1 hour! Culturally, this is a very sophisticated location and you have access to the Foundation Maeght (15 minutes), one of the premier art museums in Europe. Also, there is a Matisse museum in Nice and the Matisse Chapel in Vence (15 minutes), Picasso museum in Antibes, and the home of Renoir in Cagnes-sur-Mer. Golf is available in Opio (20 minutes) and tennis right in the town. During the summer months there are many music festivals throughout the French Riviera, including Jazz a Juan in Juan Les Pins and the Monte Carlo Summer Music Festival. In the winter you can go skiing for the day at Auron or Isola 2000 and be back in the evening for dinner.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Extra Mattresses
        3 twin/ single, Single Day beds
      • 3 of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with toilet and shower. The other beds are steps away from the toilet. Ideally this accommodates 3 couples and 3 children or 3 singles sleeping on day beds.

      Bathrooms

      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Full 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Full 2
        toilet, shower
      • Full 3
        toilet, shower
      • Half 1
        toilet

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Mountain View
            Alpes-Maritime
          • River
          • Rural
          • Town
          • Village

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Carport
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Living Area
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Vacuum System
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                        Kitchen

                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                            Full kitchen in the main house and kitchenette in the pool house. Extra day bed in kitchen.
                          • Microwave
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                In-house kitchen dining or outdoor terrace dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Radio
                                  • Books
                                    Summer reading library
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Extensive DVD Library in main house
                                  • Music Library
                                    Collection of CDs
                                  • Piano
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Stereo
                                    Portable CD player
                                  • Television
                                    Netflix subscription for hundreds of films and shows.
                                  • Toys
                                    Some pool toys
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    VHS library for pool house guests

                                    Outside

                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Shaded terrace at main house with seating for meals and relaxing.(table and 8 chairs) Shaded terrace at pool house (table and 4 chairs). Poolside seating (table and 4 chairs plus umbrella)
                                      • Fully Fenced Property
                                      • Golf
                                        In Opio about 6 miles from the house
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Fruit trees include cherries (late May), apricots, (early June), mirabelles (yellow plums- early July), figs (mid-late August). Extensive selection of fresh herbs (rosemary, sage, thyme, chives)
                                      • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Tennis
                                        Tourrettes tennis clud in town- about 3 miles.
                                      • Terrace

                                        Suitability

                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • In Ground Pool
                                              • Outdoor Pool
                                              • Private Pool
                                                With child safe electric cover.

                                                Attractions

                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • forests
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis

                                                                Notes

                                                                  • Full kitchen in the main house and kitchenette in the pool house. Shaded terrace at main house with seating for meals and relaxing. Shaded terrace at pool house for additional seating. Terraced garden with old stone walls and olive trees, petanque court, fountain. Multiple levels in garden provide plenty of places to walk and relax or read.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    17 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Best vacation ever - really!

                                                                    Mike and Carol A.

                                                                    This home has terrific amenities: Great kitchen, spacious and private back yard with large pool, large bedroom with incredible main bathroom, and situated in unbelievable, scenic location. Less than an hour from Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Antibbes, Vence (St Paul's). And about an hour to the Italian border (we did a side trip to Portofino, Italy - about 3 hour drive - fabulous). And the local town of Tourettes sur Loop has it's own history and charm - worth at least a day to explore. We'll be back.

                                                                    Mesmerizing French Countryside

                                                                    My girlfriend and I had an absolutely wonderful stay at Paradise in Provence. The house and estate made us feel at home in the hear of Provence. The home is extremely well-kept, exuding with French charm! We really enjoyed day trips to varying towns in the nearby area in addition to lazy days by the pool. We 100% recommend this home- it had everything we could have wanted. The property even comes with tons of information about neighboring towns and places to see!

                                                                    A Perfect Summer Idyll

                                                                    Alison S.Australia

                                                                    A wonderful summer holiday property. The pool is a great size and focus for the outdoor living we were able to enjoy for 2 whole weeks.

                                                                    Most food was cooked on the BBQ and all meals were eaten outside!

                                                                    This is an obviously well loved, well used home and holiday house. So, it is well equipped for living and holidaying -good cooking equipment, great library and things like CD's, outdoor furniture and a Petanque set.

                                                                    The garden was a big attraction -there's a regular gardener, so it is cared for and watered. We loved the bed of plentiful herbs for cooking and the productive orchard supplying fruit for jam and poaching. The shady petanque court under the stunning mulberries was a delight for some drinks' time fun!

                                                                    I was a bit worried the house would be too small and too hot!

                                                                    But the bedrooms are in the coolest parts and there are good spaces for the day beds. There were 7 of us - for 6, it is perfect, but the extra beds will work well for families.

                                                                    We loved our time at the house.

                                                                    The only draw back is the roads -particularly the laneway in from the main road. It is narrow and steep and with an unfamiliar, manual hire car -a little testing when meeting oncoming traffic!

                                                                    But then -this helps keep the area a special, peaceful corner of the Cote d'Azur!

                                                                    One special discovery was a farm at the bottom of the hill by the river, selling local produce on Sat mornings and Wed afternoons.

                                                                    Our favourite local restaurant was Auberge des Gorges du Loup.

                                                                    Heavenly escape a la francaise

                                                                    Amanda T.

                                                                    We can't say enough about this perfect place! For a 9-day escape from our crazy lives, this villa, and the gorgeous towns and villages around it, provided just the right mix of truly wonderful cultural sites that enabled us to bask in French art and history, and a stunning place to just sit in the sun, grill up a meal and enjoy local wine and cheese as the sun set over the mountains. The owner is a true gentleman, and the local caretakers attentive and friendly. It's an amazing place for a couple to get away, a family to reconnect or two families to spend quality time together, with a separate little guesthouse included! - AL

                                                                    Villa La Combe au Loup -- Exceptional

                                                                    F.D.Geneva Switzerland

                                                                    We spent a superb two weeks at Villa La Combe au Loup in July 2013. It is exceptionally nice for a close family or group who enjoy cooking, eating, conversing and swimming together in beautifully maintained, spacious and private grounds that capture the spirit and beauty of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. The covered terrace with grill for outdoor cooking was the focal point of all our meals and gatherings, and a great place to bring guests. The house has excellent access to wonderful places like Tourrettes sur Loup, St. Paul de Vence and other ”villages perchés” of the Alpes Maritimes. Easy access also to the beaches and towns and cities along the coast. Good shopping in nearby markets and small shops and in supermarkets in Vence. Wireless Internet made it very easy to work and stay in touch while enjoying a comfortable and well-equipped home in one of the most pleasant regions in France. The owner and local manager are delightful people – just attentive enough and easy-going. Our family of six adults and an infant had a terrific time here and it would be our first choice for a relaxing return visit to the South of France.

                                                                    A Fabulous Stay in the Cote d'Azur

                                                                    Edna C.

                                                                    We had the most fabulous stay in this lovely home near the little village of Tourettes sur loup. Lovely grounds, swimming pool, outdoor dining, privacy. The village is charming and the locals very friendly.

                                                                    You couldn't ask for a better base to explore this amazing area in the Cote d'Azur. We explored numerous charming villages, as well as the more well known, Monte Carlo, Cannes and Nice.

                                                                    At the end of a busy day, coming back to this lovely home was pure comfort!

                                                                    We would definitely stay here again.

                                                                    Location

                                                                    Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

                                                                    The town is located between Grasse and St. Paul de Vence. Other Activities: Museums (Nice, Vence, Antibes) and art galleries (St. Paul de Vence). Beaches of Nice and Cannes are within driving distance. Golf: Opio-Valbonne Golf Club Chateau de la Begude, Route de Roquefort-les-Pins 06650 Opio Tel : +33 (0)4 93 12 00 08 Fax : +33 (0)4 93 12 26 00 Ski: Isola 2000 Office de Tourisme de Isola 2000 Immeuble Le Pélevos 06420 Isola 2000 Tél. +33(0)4 93 23 15 15 - Fax. +33(0)4 93 23 14 25

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    $308

                                                                    Advance payment of 50% to reserve rental; if reservation occurs 30 days or less before beginning of rental, 100% of rental fee is required. 250 Euros per week for cleaning, bed linens, bath towels, pool towels, and support during the rental period.

                                                                    $353avg/night
                                                                    17 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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