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Villa Olivade. Panoramic Sea Views – Private & Balconies, Terrace & Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 77 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

All Day Sun – Swimming 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 or views.

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 and the Mountains.

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

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
Registration Number : 06128 000013 AT

David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

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 Saint Paul de Vence

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 very much enjoyed our time in the house and Nice. Visited Monaco and Menton also.

Took a boat trip in Nice and watched the large catamarans in the harbour.

The tram service is really great and worth mentioning to guests where you park, buy a day pass and get your stay for free, great value and accessibility, €5 per person.

The house was very comfortable and great views.

Didn't get around to using the bike but thank you so much for the offer, the car was too easy!! The bottle of wine was also a lovely gesture.

Many thanks again
Apr 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Saint Paul de Vence, France

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 77 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Villa Olivade. Panoramic Sea Views – Private & Balconies, Terrace & Garden
average rating of 4.870968 based on 37 reviews
Cumming, Georgia, USA

Beautiful villa with spectacular terrace views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect one week stay in this villa. One of the best features is the large French doors in both the living room and bedroom that let you soak up views of the Mediterranean Sea, mountains and lush landscape. There even is a big window in the kitchen with its own sweeping view! We really enjoyed having morning coffee on the balcony and wandering down to the lower terraces with a glass of wine at sunset. You feel like you are perched on a cliff overlooking the South of France...because you are!

The interior is spacious and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is very large with high-quality appliances and all the equipment you need to whip up an omelette or a gourmet meal. The bedroom has a comfortable king size bed and plenty of closet and storage space. Bathroom is beautiful with Italian marble topped double vanity, blue and cream French tile work, and a good shower. (There’s also a second half-bath.) Living room has plenty of seating and a television set up to get several English-speaking channels like SkyNews, BBC, and CNN.

This villa is very private and secure. It is within a nice gated community, built on a hill and filled with unique stone homes. We didn’t use it, but the shared pool looked crystal-clear and was only a minute away. Make sure you check out the view of St. Paul de Vence and the mountains from the parking area! Perfect place for a great “selfie”!

Working with the owners was very easy. David sent us lots of info ahead of time and has directions for EVERYTHING in a kitchen drawer, in case you might have a question. He even recommended and made reservations for us at La Colombe d’Or, a historic restaurant with a superb collection of art by Picasso, Miro, Calder, and other greats. It was a highlight of our vacation!

It really was difficult for us to leave this villa at the end of our stay. What a great find!

  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Marita & Dar. Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Olivade. We are glad that you found everything as described and that you enjoyed the views. You are both welcome back at any time and we'll reserve that table for you again at La Colombe d'Or! Warm regards David & Sally
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This property has everything you could wish for and more!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Les Olivades. The property has a rustic feel with every modern convenience. We immediately feel at home as soon as we arrive. The rooms are airy and beautifully furnished. The kitchen has every appliance that you could possibly require. The views from the terrace are stunning. The outlying villages are some of the best in Provence, their restaurants and cafes first class. We will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Valerie and thank you again for returning to Olivade. It was a pleasure to have you back and I hope you enjoyed the resent improvements that we have made to the villa. David & Sally-Anne
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A real home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Olivade is a cozy villa with fabulous views of the mountains, sea and sunsets. We enjoyed breakfasts and many dinners on the balcony taking in the French countryside. Charming decor, excellently appointed, luxurious linens and monogrammed bathrobes! Over the top, helpful, responsive owners!

  • Review Submitted: 04/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jeanne and thank you so much for your review! We hope you didn't find our enthusiasm to make your vacation one to remember too ‘Over the Top’! We like to share our knowledge and experience gained from the years of living in St Paul de Vence with our guests to make sure they get the most from their holiday at Olivade. It is also nice to know that the small touches such as the robes are appreciated. Thank you again and we hope that you can come back to Olivade again to enjoy the views. David & Sally-Anne
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Utter bliss!

  • 5 of 5

After a really busy year we were looking forward to a relaxing holiday and we weren't disappointed! As soon as we arrived at Les Olivades, we felt completely at home. The facilities, decor and general ambiance were all that we had hoped for. Although we knew the area quite well we decided to visit the tourist office in St. Paul de Venice. I wanted to know when the local markets were held! We spent our mornings visiting beautiful hill top villages such as Mougins and Biot to name a couple. We usually had lunch out and as David recommended, the Café de la Place in St Paul does a very good Plat du Jour. Then back to the villa to relax, read and snooze. If anyone wishes to visit the Colombe d'Or I would advise reserving a table before your holiday. They were completely booked for lunch and dinner for three weeks! We did go for drinks one evening and were able to view the art collection. Our evenings were spent mainly sitting on the terrace with a bottle or two of wine, some pâte and cheese and the view. The villa was everything we could have wished for and more. We will be back!

Val and Mike

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Valerie and Mike and thank you so much for your review. It is a shame that you could not get into La Colombe d'Or for lunch but at least you got to see the art and have a drink in the wonderful bar. It is a good tip to book early. The reception speak all languages. I do think La Colombe d'Or keep a few tables free just in case someone well known turns up. Somehow they always get a table! We certainly hope that you will be able to return to Olivade in the near future! Thank you and take care. David and Sally-Anne
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Beautiful apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We spent two very comfortable weeks at Olivade. David could not have been more helpful with suggestions as to where to go and what to do and provided clear information about the apartment, arrival was completely stress free. We had everything we needed. We had intended to eat out more in the evenings but the apartment was so agreeable that we did so only a handful of times. The balcony and terrace were lovely and felt very private, there is a lot of outside space which suited all times of the day and requirements. We slept soundly and despite the heat didn't feel the need for the air conditioning - we used it only a handful of times when we got back after a long hot day touring around. There seemed to be a cooling breeze most evenings which was lovely. We had a small car (which we were grateful for with all the narrow roads) and visited a great deal inland and along the coast, there is so much to see and do! We would highly recommend Olivade and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Katie and thank you for your wonderful review! It is so nice to hear that personal suggestions and our information pack help guests get the most from their holiday. As you say, there is a lot to do and everyone has a different ‘must do’ list. If we can help make that easier then it is a pleasure to do so. It is also nice to know that you ventured inland as well as the coast. Everyone likes to visit the famous landmarks but there is so much more to see in the Pre-Alpes behind St Paul de Vence. Stunning vista’s small hill top villages which are a complete contrast to the Côte d’Azur that every one knows. We certainly hope that you will visit Olivade again and we we keep you informed of our plans to improve the outside experience.
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Happy holiday

  • 4 of 5

A perfect hideaway for two. The property is perfectly located for visits to St. Paul de Vence, Nice and the surrounding area and is fitted with everything we needed, especially an excellent air conditioning system and King bed (not common in France). There are several other properties in the Domaine, but we enjoyed complete privacy. The large heated pool was a joy, especially at breakfast and evenings when we often had it totally to ourselves. On the rare occasions we had questions, the owner David was responsive and informative. The level of service he gave on email was impeccable and friendly. We hope to go back and enjoy this beautiful and tranquil oasis in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Allyson and thank you so much for your review. I’m glad you enjoyed the Super King Bateau lit bed and the domaine. It is also a great pleasure to help guests get the most from their vacation. Thank you again and we hope you will return soon!
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
St Paul de Vence
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$169.39
Damage Deposit AU$534.92

The changeover & linen fees are INCLUDED in the prices above.
We recommend that you use the payment service provided by this holiday website which has a Book with Confidence Gaurantee
In the Summer months, we rent on a week by week basis (7 days, 14 days etc.) and the changeover day is Saturday to Saturday but please talk to us if you have other date requirements. We are flexible and will always try and accommodate where we can.

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.
Taxe de Sejour is levied by the Commune of St Paul de Vence. The cost is €2.30 per person per night. This can be paid in advance or left in the villa when you leave. More information about tax de Sejour can be found on the official St Paul de Vence website. If you have any questions or queries about any of the above, please just contact us so we will help you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.