Villa Saint John with a magnificent panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea is a peaceful retreat perfect for relaxing and enjoying the splendor of the hillsides that rise up from the Cote d’Azur. The self-contained upstairs apartment is available for rent year round, with room for 6, boasting a private pool, lush gardens, and a large terrace ideal for outdoor living. Located on the outskirts of Grasse, Villa Saint John offers the quiet tranquility of a private retreat, with numerous attractions and gorgeous beaches only a short drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Cannes 13 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 30 km, Nearest railway: Grasse 2 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Master bedroom with double bed
|Further details outdoors|
Large (60m2) balcony terrace.
Grasse is set in the hills above the Côte d’Azur, an area that is renowned as a holiday destination, catering to numerous interests, but especially well known for the sunny beaches and warm sea, the cuisine and culture, as well as areas of unique natural beauty.
Attractions and activities are all within driving distance, such as the nearby metropolitan areas of Nice, Cannes and Monte-Carlo which offer the best of holiday life in the city.
For those interested in more active relaxation there is an abundance of sporting activities, made possible by the natural terrain that spans from the low Alps to the Mediterranean Sea: Rock climbing, scenic walking, all manner of water sports, skiing and alpine sports stations (Greoliers, Auron and Isola 2000 are seasonal stations within two hours’ drive).
Cultural attractions such as the famous glazed pottery and glass village of Biot, the art galleries and expositions of Picasso and Matisse
An area of natural beauty that is often overlooked is the Gorge du Verdon, the largest and considered by many to be the most beautiful in Europe
Slightly further afield you can visit Monaco and Monte Carlo to the East or St. Maxime and St. Tropez to the West. Italy is close enough for day trips by car or train if you want to enjoy real pasta or pizza!
Activities possible in the area: Badminton, Ballooning, Bird Watching, Boating, Boules, Canoeing, Canyoning, Caving, Ceramics, Cycling, Diving, Drawing and painting, Fishing, Golf, Gourmet dining, Gym, Hiking, Horse riding, Kayaking, Mountain biking, Paragliding, Photography, Pottery, Rambling, Riverside activities, Rock climbing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Sea excursions, Shopping, Sightseeing, Skiing, Snorkelling, Snowboarding, Spa, Squash, Swimming, Table tennis, Tennis, Walking, Water skiing, Water sports, White water rafting, Wind Surfing, Wine tasting, Wine touring, Yoga
Grasse is a medieval town, famous since the 18th Century as the perfume capital of the world. The old town is a maze of narrow winding streets, with hidden squares surrounded by restaurants, boutiques and shops.
The “Fete du Jasmin” takes place at the start of each August, where onlookers are covered in the petals by the procession, and everyone enjoys the music.
Places of interest include:
• the International Museum of Perfume,
• the 11th Century Cathedral Notre Dame de Puy which sits at the heart of the old town containing some the Old Master Rubens’ painting,
• the perfumeries such as the world famous Fragonard, where you can visit to watch the master perfumers, known as the “Noses” mix fragrances for the most famous perfumes in the world,
• the Two Michelin Star restaurant La Bastide Saint-Antoine, which is just one of several world class restaurants in the area
There are also municipal tennis courts a number of nearby golf courses and a casino.