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Character villa in St Paul de Vence

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 110 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3-bedroom detached villa in beautiful historic setting with pool

Situated on a hilltop close to the medieval village of St Paul de Vence this spacious villa has a spectacular panoramic view from the mountains to the sea. It is located within a private gated domain with a (shared) south facing swimming pool and private covered parking. The historic and beautiful village of St Paul, renowned for its art galleries and the famous Colombe d'Or restaurant, is within walking distance. Skiing in the Alps is 80km away.

The villa has been charmingly restored, with master bedroom, one double bedroom and one twin, all with French windows leading on to the private terrace with its magnificent views. There are steps leading down to a further terrace with planted borders. The living area is light and spacious with cream leather sofa and separate sofa bed, DVD player and storage. There is a dining area with seating for 6 people, which is situated next to the open fitted kitchen. There is a main bathroom, shower room and separate WC.

More Details

Liz Widdowson
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, french, german
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • There is a washing machine in the main bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Travel cot available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Deck / Patio
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The shared swimming pool is open from around mid-May to the end of September. Arrival not before 4pm, departure before 11am please.


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Character villa in St Paul de Vence
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

Super Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fabulous holiday in this villa. It is well equipped with extra's such as table tennis,DVD's, Books and board games. The pool was very handy, not busy and had plenty of sun loungers and brollies. The location was good for looking around the surrounding area and visiting the coast, although we did find the restaurants a little pricey. The villa is set in a quiet, private location which we found to be very relaxing. I would happily recommend this villa to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear such compliments for which we thank you. It is true that even in the heart of the season the house and Domaine are still peaceful and relaxing.
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A fabulous villa in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The villa, which is situated close to St Paul de Vence, is very private with wonderful views of Nice and the surrounding countryside. The owners left a bottle of Burgundy in the fridge for us when we arrived, so the holiday got off to a great start. The shared swimming pool is accessed via a side gate on the property and our children spent many happy hours playing in it. There's a local supermarket nearby and St Paul and Vence are easily accessible by car. The domain itself feels very safe and secure and there is parking outside the house. Would we visit again? Unquestionably!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments, Andrew. Delighted you had such a lovely time.
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Beautiful villa in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in this beautiful villa situated in a lovely domaine in St Paul de Vence. To relax on the terrace, looking out at the fabulous views of the valley and sea, as the sun went down was the perfect way to unwind after a day exploring the surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment. With three bedrooms and a light and bright kitchen and living area the villa was very spacious, clean and welcoming. Combined with a large terrace and a large garden too, we were spoilt for choice of places to sit with a glass of wine and plan our next days adventure! We also loved being beside the large pool with private access to the villa, so nice on those warm days to cool down with a swim in such a lovely pool. Liz was very helpful as we planned our trip which helped ensure we had a wonderful time. We have come home with many special memories and will return again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Claire. So glad you had a great time!
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Fabulous stay in a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I and our two-year year old daughter returned to Domaine du Piol in March 2015, having first visited the property in 2011. Needless to say, a second visit speaks for itself: we are enamoured with this charming villa, perched just below the picturesque medieval town of St Paul de Vence. The villa is well-appointed - in fact more than most self-catering villas we have stayed in - and is very clean. Indeed, our daughter was soon romping around the villa shortly after arrival as if it were home.

You are spoilt for choice: the sun-kissed coastline of the riviera, the sophistication of the art galleries in St Paul, or the rugged terrain of the Hautes-Alpes and the Alpes-Maritime. Being walkers, we particularly dabbled in the latter, and thoroughly welcomed returning to Domaine du Piol after a long day's hike to rest weary limbs and to enjoy a glass of red. The villa is nestled amongst other villas, forming what feels like a hamlet. Beautiful views of woodland and coastline from the shaded terrace are abundant.

The villa is in easy reach of NIce, a good supermarket and other conveniences. We could not recommend more highly. Thank you, Liz, for another wonderful stay!

Ravi and Nadia

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Ravi and Nadia - it sounds like you really made the most of your time there!
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Nice location; poor standard of accommodation

  • 1 of 5

The villa is located on a hillside, 5 or 6 km inland; a 20 minute walk up a steep hill will lead you to the picturesque village of St Paul de Vence – well worth the effort.

The villa has a nice view from the terrace down to the coastal resorts. Unfortunately, the villa’s terrace suffers from dampness; attributable to the climate in that area according to the owner. Unfortunately, as a result of this, use of the large terrace was limited.

The facility is quite spacious inside, with 3 good sized bedrooms; a family of six would be accommodated easily. However, the interior of the property is in need of refurbishment. Amenities are pretty basic; there was clear evidence of dampness in several of the rooms and the bedding provided by the owner was of a poor standard, although the owner did offer a 5% refund in recognition of this.

Generally cleanliness was pretty poor throughout the property; it was also unfortunate that the main bathroom toilet leaked; according to the owner, French plumbing can be unpredictable!

The communal swimming pool is really close by and fairly well presented. We were there early in the season, so getting a lounger was no problem.

The property is in a good location for those keen to explore the area, whether you target other hillside villages or trips to the coast, everything is pretty much in reach – providing you have a car! Beware the numerous toll-roads; make sure you carry plenty of Euros in change within easy reach inside the car!

We found that the cost of eating out (across the entire region really) is not great value; a family of four will struggle to keep the bill under 150 Euro for a reasonable restaurant (for only 2-courses and soft drinks!).

A more appropriate accommodation could have resulted in a higher rating for this area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It will be seen that this review is totally at odds with all the others posted, and indeed with comments made to us personally by other clients. This client made no complaints during the two weeks he was there, despite contacting us on a matter relating to the Wifi we arranged for him, but instead is attempting to claim a refund on his return. The weather both before and during his holiday was damp - indeed, there was a tornado over the sea while he was there, not a common occurrence - but once the sun comes out in the South of France everything dries out. We totally refute his comments concerning cleanliness, we have professional cleaners and no client has ever complained before. Totally the opposite, actually - we had a comment last year from a client who has returned this year and is at the house at the moment, that the house was "spotlessly clean". It is possible there was a small leak from the main toilet, but only if anything other than toilet paper was put down it - and there is a notice asking clients not to do that. We can only assume this client did not heed that notice.
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Lovely villa for perfect family holiday

  • 4 of 5

On the edge of St Paul de Vence but away from the tour buses and crowds the villa in Domaine du Piol was a great and quiet escape for our family. The pool is large (shared but generally not heavily used) and well kept with direct handrailed access from the villa's terrace. The terrace itself gets oodles of sun and is a lovely place to sit and catch some breeze on the warm evenings, plenty of shade for dining at the table outside.

Kitchen well equipped, loads of toys and games for the kids to play with. All clean and tidy on arrival, the owner very easy to liase with over sorting keys/directions etc.

We went as a family of 4 which worked great, you could comfortablt be a 6 in there but any more might feel a bit of a squash.

Worth exploring the neighbouring villas in the hills such as Tourettes sur Loup, Biot, etc, Nice is fab(old town especially), Marineland at Antibes is fantastic but be warned, it costs a flipping fortune.

Antibes old town great fun for supper out with kids - lots going on and lots of kids zooming around. Don't miss Fennochio in Nice old town for the best ice cream known to man.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great when other people enjoy your property as much as you do. We always do our best to ensure there is plenty of communication prior to arrival and to try and be as helpful as possible so it is lovely to be appreciated. We have owned the house for 6 years and as a family of 6 can honestly say that with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms we have never felt that it is "a bit of a squash", even in the winter when outside living isn't so easy (though still possible). The house is, in fact, the largest on the Domaine!
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Cagnes Sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A8 - Junction 48
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Cagnes Sur Mer
Car: recommended

Only 10-15 minutes drive from Nice airport, St Paul is a beautiful fortified medieval village 'perche' situated on a hilltop with stunning views, and home to the famous Colombe d'Or restaurant which displays original art work by Chagall, Matisse, Picasso and others. The area is popular with artists attracted by the extraordinary light quality, and the renowned Fondation Maeght art museum is a short walk away. Domaine du Piol is an excellent base from which to explore Nice and Antibes, Cannes (20 min), Monaco (40), St Tropez (90) and the surrounding picturesque villages of Vence, Tourrettes sur Loup and Mougins. Beaches are a short drive away, and in the winter skiing at Greolieres is only 40 minutes away; the international ski resort of Isola 2000 is 80km.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
28 May 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$492.62

Discounts available on longer lets. Arrival not before 4pm and please vacate the villa by 11am on departure day.
25% deposit payable at time of booking, balance payable one month before arrival date. Three hours' cleaning is included in the rental rate but if further cleaning is required it will be charged at £20 per hour and deducted from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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