1920 Mansion with panoramaview
About the home
This Mansion, really and truly a beauty spot, is located directly above Grasse with impressive panoramic views to the front. Grasse lies approx 15 km from the coastline and is protected by the foothills of the Alps behind it. The excellent climate has attracted the European Aristocracy for over a 100 years, Queen Victoria spent her holidays here. Numerous buildings - like this villa - were built to house them. The villa is within walking distance of all shops and amenities.
The villa sits in a Mediterranean garden, with a pool and a large south-facing terrace. There is parking for 3 cars and the driveway is gated. There are two/three bedrooms, one of them with en suite facilities and balconies. There are two stylish bathrooms and a shower room. There is a large living area, one further living-area with television - dvd - hifi - , a fully equipped kitchen as well as a billard table, bar and large terraces. The estate is lined with hedges and is very private.
As it is the regular residence of the owner throughout the year, you will find all equipments on a very high standard.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Cannes, 15km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 400m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Gym, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax, Pool / Snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
*You will find some detailed information on your arrival, including maps and guidebooks, on loan without additional costs and to be used during your stay.
*German satellite TV includes CNN and CNBC Europe, HiFi and DVD player and several radios are available.
*The use of the WiFi-internet connection is free.
* Bar, billiard table and dart board are all there for your use.
* The owners wine-cellar is at your disposition against refund of costs.
Further details outdoors:
*There are several sunny terraces as well as numerous balconies. You have got direct access from the kitchen to a large terrace (over 60 square meters) with a mosaic table. A BBQ is available.
*There is a private Mediterranean garden with palm-trees, orange-, pomegranate- and lemon-trees, olive-trees etc …
You might help yourself with the herbs planted in the garden ( rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley, chives etc … )
*The dimension of the outdoor pool is approx 8 x 4 meters and it is between 1.60 meters and 2.50 meters deep. The temperature is comfortable between May and October.
*A car is not necessary, but recommended. All day to day shopping needs can be met within walking distance of 5 to 7 minutes.
*Automatic gate-opening from the access-road to the secured private parking space for up to three cars.
*General check out is before 10.00 hrs and check in is after 17.00 hrs.
*The owner disclaims all liabilities for the use of the object during your stay. He will hand over the villa in good order and condition. Children have to be under parental control at any time.
*Concerning pets, please contact the owner in advance.
*You should leave the villa like you would like to find it at your arrival. If you´re unable, cleaning costs of € 100 appear.
*Towels, including beach towels and linen are provided, the final washing of towels and linen is included in the price.
*A non refundable deposit of 20% is required on booking and the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival, or immediately if booking is made within 8 weeks of arrival date. A refundable cash security deposit of € 500 (or equivalent) is required against breakages and damage which will be refunded at the return of the villa keys to us providing our agent has found everything to be in order after checking the villa inventory.
*A cancellation is possible up to 8 weeks prior to arrival at the cost of the deposit. From 8 weeks to 2 weeks prior to arrival a cancellation is possible with costs of 50 %, and, sorry, for the last two weeks it´s 100 %.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Alpes-Maritimes region
The French Riviera is the ideal destination for golfing ethusiasts who like a Mediterranean backdrop to their swing. There are 19 courses near the Villa, including:
10 minutes drive: Saint Donat Country Club: 18 hole (6031m par 71 and its 9-hole course are set in a typically natural decor combining trees, fragrances and flower beds. A fine American-style course, beautiful sculpted, it easily accommodates all levels of play. It owns all the triumphs of a big golf centre. Clauxamic Golf Course - 18hole course (6021m par 72 lies on a superb hillside estate above Grasse. The quiet and serene atmosphere, encourages relaxation and concentration. A fine day's golf under the shadow of an oak forest and the smell of Grasse's perfumes.
In the Côte d'Azur is ideal for sailing. Cruises along the coast or further out to sea are easy, with about 30 harbours along the coast. There are opportunities for complete beginners, both adults and children as well as experts.
Monaco Oceanographic Museum, a remarkable collection of marine fauna. Marineland is great for children, with a brand new pool for orcas, the dolphin and sea-lion shows, the shark tunnel aquarium, the 'hands-on', rayfish pool, the Jellyfish Odyssey, the Tropical reefs and aquariums.
* Interesting Towns and Villages.
Le Suquet (Cannes), Biot, Mougins, Haut de Cagnes, St Paul de Vence, Eze Village, La Turbie, Beausoleil, Roquebrune. For interesting and historical walls and old military buildings- Ramparts of Antibes and the Fort Carré, Fort du Mont Alban in Nice, Citadel at Villefrance, Château de la Napoule, Château de Roquebrune, Bastion in Menton's Old Port.
The Grasse / Riviera area
Grasse is a medieval town set in the foothills of the Alps overlooking the Cote d'Azur. Being set back slightly from the coast, it overlooks the mediterranean sea from Nice to the gulf of Mandelieu and into the mountains of Esterel with a wonderful panorama.
Grasse is well-known as the world's capital for perfume and houses the 3 large perfumeries: Fragonard, Galimard and Molinard, all of which can be visited and all offer visitors the chance to create their own perfume.
There are numerous activities available in the area:
* Cycling, diving, fishing, golf, horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, canyoning, rafting, canoeing, roller blading, sailing, ski, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, water skiing, wind-surfing
* Art Galleries, Museums, Opera, Theatre, Music, Festivals, Regional Foods, Regional Wines
* Festivals in Grasse include the "Fete des Jasmins" in August and the "Expo Rose" in May. There are even further special events, for example the Trufflefestival in November or the Olivefestival in June.
* Ideal location für the International Film-Festival in Cannes an a good trip to the Formula 1 Grand Prix race of Monaco.
How to get there
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The fast train from Nice to Grasse takes 35 minutes and from Cannes is 25 mins. The TGV from Paris arrives in Cannes and then change for the Grasse express train (25 mins). The villa is near the centre and accessible from train and nearby the bus terminals.
Grasse town is a 35 minute drive from Nice airport. London to Nice takes 1.50 hours and then you can drive or take the train or bus to Grasse town.Taxis await you at both terminals. There are cheap flights to Nice from London with Easyjet , BMI, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Air France. Flights leave from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stanstead & also from Bristol, Manchester, Dublin & Edinburgh.
Car hire is available from Budget, Avis,and Hertz at Nice Airport.
A car is not necessary, but very useful !
Activities near Grasse
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
04 Jul 2012
When we arrived we were met by a very happy and friendly German man - Andreas . His warmth and friendliness instantly made us feel we had made the right decision in renting this property. We were... more
12 Nov 2011
Absolutely lovely villa typical of the region with superb views and easy access to mountain villages and the coastal towns.Shops, museums and cafes within walking distance.
The villa was very well... more
Thank you, it was a pleasure to have had you here for your holidays and I would be very glad to welcome you again.
31 Oct 2011
It is hard to put into words how insulted we were by the German owner of this villa, Andreas. When we arrived, he was incredibly stressed out as he had obviously spent the last few hours cleaning the villa and the washing machine was broken (we have 3 small children). He still took EUR500 cash in deposit (not giving us any receipt - we paid for that later, see below) despite taking over a week to fix the washing machine, not offering any alternatives but the launderette and asking my husband to help him carry it down into the basement. It gets worse - as Andreas lives in the villa when it is not being rented, it is full of his clutter - half used soaps, very old towels and bedsheets, musty smelling cellar, half full packets of food in the cupboards. It gets even worse again - the electric gate broke during the week - he got it fixed but accused us of jumping into the pool with it in our pockets - not true, but even if it had been, not exactly great customer service. It gets worse again - when we left, he accused us of breaking a piece of plastic covering the pool cover. This, he contended, meant that we were not entitled to get ANY of our EUR500 deposit back. We did not break it (again, even if we had, how old was it? how often do they need to be replaced? how much does a piece of plastic cost?). When my husband contested this, he also said we had left the place dirty (despite paying EUR100 for the privilege of him cleaning it). My husband tried to do a last check around the villa but Andreas assaulted him and pushed him to the ground - in front of our three small children. We were terrified. Needless to say we have never seen ANY of our deposit back. When I emailed Andreas to ask for it back on our return, he denied having received it (no receipt you see...). Can't help but think that this must be a standard ruse that he pulls on holiday makers. Stay away holidaymakers - you are treated like naughty houseguests rather than paying clients. Truly unprofessional.
What reslly happened is, that this family - by throwing everything into the pool - managed to break and block the evacuation system of the pool (it needed a complete renovation in winter), they destroyed the remote control of the gate and did not return one complete key set when they finally left more than one hour later as contracted.
To get a true impression of my property, please have a look at what THE SUN wrote about my villa.
And I would be glad to provide you with a link of more than a dozen of holiday-maker-reviews about my property.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April, May 2013||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 1600||€ 300||€ 300||3 Nights|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 1900||€ 300||€ 300||1 Week|
|July 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||€ 2200||€ 400||-||1 Week|
|August 2013||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||€ 2300||€ 400||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||€ 1900||€ 300||-||1 Week|
|October 2013||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||€ 1600||€ 300||-||3 Nights|
|Nov, Dec. 2013||1 Nov 13||1 Jan 14||€ 1300||€ 300||-||3 Nights|
|Jan, Feb, Mar 2014||1 Jan 14||1 Apr 14||€ 1300||€ 300||-||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
* EASY PAYMENT by bank transfer in the European Union
* CREDITCARD PAYMENT is possible although this will incur a small charge
* PayPal accepted !
* SPECIAL OFFERS: Book two weeks or more and receive an EUR100 discount on the second week and all following weeks.
* NIGHTLY PRICES: If available, you might also choose a stay of less than a week. The daily prices are EURO 400 in July and August, EURO 300 for the rest of the year.
* MONTHLY SPECIAL: Profit from the special monthly off-season price of EURO 4000 between November and March
* For a LONG-TERM-RENTAL, please contact the owner.
* FULLY INCLUSIVE PRICES. Only if you are unable to leave the villa like you would like to find it at your arrival, cleaning costs of € 100 appear.Enquire now
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