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Beautiful provençal villa with large pool & panoramic views of countryside & sea

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 100 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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About the property

A delightful, modern provençal villa in a pretty, quiet domaine with shared pool

This charming, south facing sunny villa is set in an exclusive, gated, hilltop domaine and is perfectly positioned on the Côte D’Azur, close to the coast between Nice & Antibes. The domaine is full of traditional character and enjoys an elevated position over the valley below. We have a large, shared pool with stunning views of the medieval village of St Paul de Vence in one direction and the sea in the other. It is the ideal base for exploring the French Riviera and the villages-perchés close by. It is only 10 minutes drive from the airport and just 15 minutes walk to the famous village of St Paul. Yet, while the villa ensures easy access to all the Côte D’Azur has to offer, it’s location in such a pretty and tranquil domaine means that on return from a day exploring you can easily relax and soak up the wonderful provençal atmosphere....... perfect! Our villa within the domaine is one of a small number of private one and two bedroom residences and is called Mimosa Villa for the 2 mimosa trees growing there. We have wonderfully sunny south-facing private gardens with three separate terraces all with breathtaking views of the sea, Cap D'Antibes and the wooded valley below. We have dining areas and sun loungers placed throughout which are perfect for alfresco dining and sunbathing. Or if you’d like to relax in the shade, pick a spot under our lovely big old pine tree. For sunny breakfasts, the breakfast terrace has a unique stone table that was once an olive millstone and seats 8 comfortably. At night, the views of lights twinkling along the coast and of starry skys are spectacular too. It all makes it very difficult to ever leave!

Inside the villa, large French doors in both the living area and main bedroom open onto the balconies so the wonderful views can be enjoyed there too. We’ve just added a beautiful new kitchen with all modern equipment and remodelled and redecorated the living and dining areas so they are lovely places to relax and read or listen to some music or watch movies, whatever your heart desires. With 2 double bedrooms, both with great sized ensuites, Mimosa villa can comfortably accommodate up to 2 couples or families of 4/5 as we have a cot bed for very young children or the sofa bed provides useful additional sleeping space.

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Claire Hamilton
Member since: 2003
Speaks english, french, Can communicate in writing for most languages
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Claire Hamilton

Home for me is Belfast in Northern Ireland. It's a convenient spot for small city living combined with easy access to the scenic coast, beaches and mountains for enjoying the great outdoors. I'm a chartered accountant who, pre children, worked and travelled widely through Europe and North America as part of my career and well and truly caught the travel bug and a love of discovering new places! Now married with 2 wonderful children, Luke 12 and Hollybell 10, my husband Peter and I wanted to find a place in the sun we could escape to for some rest and fun with the family.

Claire Hamilton purchased this villa in 2007

Why Claire Hamilton chose Nice Area

Peter and I fell in love with Mimosa Villa on sight. It's in such a characterful and beautiful little Domaine and the accommodation lends itself perfectly to relaxed, get away from it all, living. We own it with Peter's brother Ken, his wife Janet and their 2 children, Rose and Theo and we try to spend as much time there as possible in school holidays. It is the perfect spot for us because it's right on the Cote D'Azur and only 10 minutes from Nice airport so easy to pop over for a visit. While it's easy to access all the French Riviera has to offer, it's location in the hills above the busy coastal routes, in St Paul de Vence, means its a real escape from the hustle and bustle too. Our most favourite thing is to come home after exploring one of the beautiful villages perches to relax on the terraces and soak up the spectacular views down the valley to the sea. It's difficult to leave! Of course, the kids favourite thing to do is swim and dive in the large pool -they've quite perfected the art of diving for treasure there!

As we can't be there all the time, we also love to share our villa with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you and will do everything possible to ensure you have a truely wonderful time there.

What makes this villa unique

The views!

The south facing aspect for all day sun!

Close to the coast for exploring while home is a secluded and peaceful spot in a traditional provencal Domaine.

Convenience to the airport and main A8 autoroute.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Saint Paul de Vence, France

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom - toilet
  • The villa benefits from 2 totally refurbished, luxury, tiled ensuite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a large walk-in shower, a bath with shower attachment , toilet and a double sink vanity unit. The second bedroom has a double shower, wash hand basin and toilet. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Living room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Both of the beautifully presented large double bedrooms have great en- suite facilities. Both have large showers. The master bedroom has a double shower, double vanity unit and bath with overhead shower. The 2nd Bathroom has a large shower & wash basin. There is a third toilet and wash basin in the utility room. Both bedrooms also have plenty of storage space for clothes and suitcases. The master bedroom has a large wardrode with hanging space and shelves, a large set of drawers and 2 bedside tables. The 2nd bedroom has a large wardrobe with hanging space and shelves and 2 bedside tables. The master bedroom has french doors which open onto the balcony and views of valley and sea. The living room has a large, comfortable sofa bed. A travel cot is also available should you require it.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The villa has been totally renovated to a very high standard. The master bedroom with queen-sized bed has patio doors which open onto the south-facing balcony. The en-suite bathroom has a large shower cubicle, bath with shower head, toilet and double vanity unit. The second bedroom also has a queen-sized bed. The en-suite bathroom has a large shower cubicle, toilet & handbasin. There is a further toilet and wash basin in the cloakroom. Heating is by electric radiators supplemented in the Lounge by an electric log-effect stove in winter months. For your entertainment there is a Hi -Fi system with surround sound speakers, DVD player and flat screen TV. The lounge has patio doors opening onto the balcony, and includes two sofa's. One is a quality double sized sofa-bed which is comfortable for two adults. There are steps down to the villa and garden, due to its hillside situation, so is not suitable for toddlers or the infirm. Babies and children over 3 are welcome.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)

Beautiful provençal villa with large pool & panoramic views of countryside & sea
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews

Lovely villa in a splendid setting

  • 5 of 5

The property was very comfortable, clean and well maintained, and in a handy spot to tour around and see many of the local sights.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson, Quebec

Our favorite place to stay in St. Paul

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this villa for the months of January and February for three years and will be there for a fourth year in 2017 but will extend our stay to three months.

We love this place and hope to keep coming back for a long time. Everything is done to a high standard. The villa is big and roomy enough for an long term stay for two persons. The extra bedroom and bathroom is great for guests to stay. The view down the valley to the sea is something we never get tired of seeing. Although we don't use the pool because of the time of year we stay it looks very inviting and is kept very clean even thru the winter months as is all the communal property in the Domaine du Piol.

Centrally located we are near everything or just a short drive away. Polygon Riviera, a large shopping mall is minutes away. And, a large grocery store is at the bottom of the hill.

We have told so many of our friends we now have quite a few who visit the region at the same time as us.

I would not hesitate in recommending Villa Mimosa.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Magnificent Holiday in a Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Mimosa villa was a perfect location for our holiday on the Côte d'Azur. The villa is clean and comfortable with great views to wake up to every day and was very well equipped with everything we could wish for so felt like a real home from home. In particular, the balcony was a favourite spot to relax with a glass of wine after a day touring!

We drove along the coast to Monaco, Nice, Antibes and Cannes and also to the beautiful little villages perches of Eze, Haut de Cagnes, Mougins, all very easy to get to. We especially enjoyed the lovely St Paul de Vence, just a short walk away... a must for our morning coffee and croissant! Claire was always helpful and available to answer our questions. We would highly recommend and with so much more to see and do will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Seamus, thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at our villa and found it a great base for exploring the area. It was a real pleasure to have you as guests at Mimosa Villa and we will look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Stunning home, would recommend in a heartbeat!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful experience staying at this beautiful house just outside the picturesque village of Saint Paul de Vence. If you are looking for a place to stay while exploring the French Riviera, look no further. We spent 5 days exploring the various towns and villages in the area - Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Eze and Monaco were some of our favourites and very easy to get to with the house being so centrally located. To us, the house was truly a luxury experience - gorgeous setting, modern and spacious interior, and plenty of amenities, utensils, etc. The house has everything you may need and the views down to the sea are fantastic. It is spotless, and more beautiful then the photos. Although the pool looked incredibly inviting, with the chilly November weather we weren't quite brave enough...although I'm sure many would. In short - what a wonderful relaxing home.

We highly recommend the house and the fantastic Hamilton family who rent it, they were more than accommodating, provided a lot of useful information and just in general are a pleasure to deal with! We loved every minute of it! Given the opportunity, we'd return in a heartbeat. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and John enjoyed your holiday Katie and very many congratulations on your engagement! It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at villa Mimosa! Perfect setting for travelling around the Riviera and also for just relaxing! Villa tastefully decorated and very comfortable and well kitted out. Janet gave us great ideas for places to go and see which we thoroughly enjoyed!! Pool great too and the other residents we met in the domain were very friendly! Highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great feedback Alison. We're so pleased that you had such a lovely holiday at Mimosa. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again some day
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Relaxing and chilled out week in the sun

  • 4 of 5

Spent a very chilled out week in this lovely villa celebrating my husbands 50th Birthday.

After a late arrival, we headed to bed and awoke to the amazing view from our bedroom window.

There was nearly everything we needed in the kitchen (No dishwasher tablets). Safe was locked so couldn't use, but managed to keep our things safe. Didn't need to eat out, just loved being around the villa. The pool was a wonderful refreshing place to spend our time and chill. We did feel quite restricted having to turn lights out and go inside so early, as the evening temperature was so comfortable and refreshing, but obviously didn't want to upset the neighbours. Had to make sure not to turn on the wrong light in bathroom in case fan came on and disturbed neighbours. So quite a few restrictions, but at the same time very enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Kathy. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at our villa and that you loved those wonderful views and relaxing by the pool. We sincerely apologise there weren't dishwasher tabs for your arrival. That was an oversight on our part as we always have the villa well equipped for guests and will double check this in future. The safe is available for use on request and we ask guests to respect others on the Domaine by keeping noise levels down late in the evening but wouldn't expect you to come indoors or not turns lights on, so thank you for noting these things, we'll be sure to explain this more clearly now. We are really delighted you had such a great holiday and would love to welcome you back some day.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Columbe D'Or
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Cagnes Sur Mer
Car: recommended

The Villa is ideally situated as a base for visiting the French Riviera and exploring the seaside resorts of Nice, Antibes, Cannes and St. Tropez as well as the historic mountain villages nearby. The most famous, St. Paul de Vence is within easy walking distance (15 mins approximately). It's a simple Provençal village… A café nestles on the square, shaded by plane trees. A game of boules is underway. You stroll along the ramparts, wander from art gallery to craft shop, linger by the village fountain, sample the local wine, and take it all in…This medieval village with its ramparts and cobbled streets, described as the most beautiful village in France was once the home of many famous artists such as Chagal, Renoir & Matisse and its association with art is still seen today with its magnificent art shops and galleries. The world class museum Fondation Maeght and renowned restaurant Le Colombe D'Or are both within walking distance. Monte Carlo is half an hour's drive, with the Italian border and Southern Alps both just 40 minutes away. The renowned ski resort of Isola 2000 is an hour's drive. Both Nice & Antibes have historic markets that are not to be missed!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Saint Paul de Vence, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
5 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
27 May 2017 - 10 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak Season
11 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
November/December 17
4 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
17 Dec 2017 - 16 Mar 2018
30 night minimum stay
Mid Season
17 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
3 Nov 2018 - 16 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
17 Mar 2019 - 25 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
High Season
26 May 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
30 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

For cleaning at the end of your stay and utilities A$165
Refundable Damage Deposit A$495

Arrival after 4pm,departure before 11am.We are happy to accept payment in Euro or sterling, by bank transfer in the name of 'Hamilton', personal cheque or paypal . Cancellation policy: The balance is non-refundable, however on notification of cancellation we will re-advertise and If we re-book we will repay the balance in full. Month long stays have a £200 utility charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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