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Jacqueline Heffernan

Speaks French, English
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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, one bunk bed room. Sea views

Beautiful Provençal villa nestling in the mountains overlooking views of mountains and in the distance, the Bay of Cannes. Set in a conservation area the villa is surrounded by natural beauty and within five minutes walk of Michelin star graded hiking trails.

The villa is set over three floors with three double en suite bedrooms and one bunkbed room for children. Two of the bedrooms have balconies with wonderful views of the scenery and pool. One double room is a blind room (no window) but is bright and has an ensuite bathroom and toilet. A summer kitchen leads off of the indoor kitchen affording outdoor dining by the built in barbecue. A large sitting room with comfortable sofas makes relaxing easy. Satellite+ tv and Blueray DVD player as well as a music system, all provide entertainment when not sitting around the pool on one of the many sun terraces. There is off road parking for at least four cars.

The charming village of Les Adrets is five minutes walk from the villa. There you will find a great patisserie/bakery, supermarket, hairdresser, doctor, weekly market, honey shop, tourist office, Mairie/cinema, boules arena, pharmacy, pizzeria, delicatessen, three lovely restaurants and a bar with terrace overlooking the village. There is frequent entertainment in the village square such as paella night, puppet shows, travelling circus, live music and dancing.

A ten minute drive from the villa takes you to Lake St Cassien where watersports can be enjoyed and fishing. Fifteen minutes down a beautiful road takes you to St Raphael, Frejus or Mandelieu beaches, all are delightful. Cannes is only a 20 minute drive to the centre. Nice airport is 40 minutes.

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  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
It was a very nice stay at your villa.
Aug 2010
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Jacqueline Heffernan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2004
Speaks French, English
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I am English with a Belgian father. My husband is American and has lived in the UK for 15 years. He studied cooking at the Cordon Bleu school in Paris so when we have dinner parties I am at a slight advantage. He is now an investment banker but loves France and the cuisine, so we decided to buy a place near the Cote D'Azur where we could continue to enjoy everything French. Five years after buying the villa, our children, twin daughters arrived. They are now 10. We are very conscientious about renting the villa and do everything possible to make staying at the villa a happy experience. When I stay at the villa I look around and check if there is anything that I would not like if I were renting it for a holiday. If I see anything, I put it right straight away. It is so important to receive feedback and whenever we can assist either before or during your stay we are more than happy to do so. We have a French lady who speaks English, who takes care of guests when they arrive and during their stay. However, we are here at all times to assist. We take personal pride in the villa and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. The villa is spacious, clean, comfortable, well maintained and set in a stunning location with wonderful views. We could put in Persian rugs and designer sun loungers but then it would be classed as luxury and the price would go up. We prefer to keep it basic and user friendly and what you see is really what you get without any embellishments. We are discerning and we love the villa.

Jacqueline Heffernan purchased this villa in 2000

Location, location, location. When we decided to buy a holiday home in France we were first attracted to Nice. At the suggestion of friends who have a house near Les Adrets, we decided to take a look. We venture out of town and into the foothills above Cannes. As we drove, the noise and stress of the city left us. The air was fresh and cooling. Away from the crowds, with breath taking views, Les Adrets was a jewel in the crown. Set in the protected Massif Del Esterel, a national park of forests, rock formations and lakes, the village is unique. The sounds of nature are everywhere. As you drive towards the village and look towards the Bay of Cannes, the views are magical both day and night. The property has every practicality to suit the way of life in the South of France. Shutters on the doors and windows and stone floors keep the villa cool during the hot months. For sun worshippers, the sun terraces provide a place to relax. The private and secluded pool surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna, is a delight to cool off. In the evening you can put the lights on around the pool and enjoy a crisp glass of wine and a night swim. Sunrise and sunsets from the upper balcony are stunning, with the lights of Cannes glittering in the distance. Quiet and away from the village but only a five minute walk to the centre, it is a perfect spot to stay. Very convenient to all major attractions and away from the hustle and bustle when you need it.

The village has every convenience as well as retaining its French charm. The villa is beautiful, secluded and relaxing. The views are stunning.

If you want to be in a very comfortable villa with all the facilities one could need, and yet walk five minutes into the where you will find a bar, restaurants, supermarket, hairdresser, bakery, then this is the place for you. Another unique benefit is the friendliness of the local people that I have not experienced in such depth as in Les Adrets. Everyone says hello and young people step off of the pavement to allow older people to pass. The bakery have a fantastic selection of freshly baked bread and cakes each day that would not look out of place in Harvey Nichols. Again, the supermarket has a good selection of fine wines and the delicatessen prepares regional dishes daily that are delicious. Really, unless you want to explore and go to the beach etc, you have everything you need in the villa and the village to keep you happy for your holiday.

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Private And Secluded Villa
Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence


  • 5 out of 5
The house was very spacious, comfortable, clean and extremely well equipped. The various terraces were beautiful, and the many steps leading down to the lovely pool gave a great view over the valley and surrounding hills. We found the various services available in the lovely village of Les Adrets very useful and the many places to visit varied and interesting. We all found the owner and 'caretaker' of the house extremely accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Villa le Nest.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Private And Secluded Villa
Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence


A True Hidden Gem On The Cot d'Azure ...
  • 5 out of 5
In respect of this wonderful holiday rental, clearly, all the previous comments that have gone before, have said it all.

Moreover, the fact that this particular Villa, has gained a 5 star rating, from all who have taken the time to write a review, says all that you need to know about this wonderful property and the surrounding area.

So I will keep it very simple and just say ...

There comes a time in every family's holidaying life, that you hope to find that one golden nugget of a holiday destination, that one perfect holiday experience and that one all providing holiday rental.

Well, take a deep breath, because when you stay at 'Villa le Nest', you will find all three!

The spaciousness of the villa together with its surounding tranquillity, beautiful views and excellent pool, make this a truly wonderful holiday retreat.

Add to this the magical ambience of Les Adrets, the Esterel and that special magic that can only be found on the Cote d' Azure and you know that you have found - a true 'hidden gem'.
Moreover, that's without even mentioning the warmth of the sun and Mediterrean sea, the food, the wine the the multitudinous markets and other places of art and interest that you can visit, as you seek to quench your thirst for that one special holiday memory that will last a lifetime.... I'll say more!

So I will finish this review by just saying ... you won't find many locations like this one. - It will deliver all that it promises and more !

So, book with every confidence and immerse yourselves in 'Villa le Nest' and the surrrounding area's bounty of suprises and riches... you won't be disappointed... : )

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Private And Secluded Villa
Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence


  • 5 out of 5
Wir waren mit unserer kleinen Familie (2 kleine Kinder) jetzt schon zum zweiten Mal an diesem wunderbaren Plätzchen an der Cote d'Azur! Es ist in der Nähe der Hot Spots gelegen, nahe Fréjus, zwischen Cannes und St.Tropez, und zugleich in unglaublicher Ruhe und Abgeschiedenheit. Ein zauberhaftes kleines Dorf im Estérel-Gebirge, in dem sogar die Schlachterin sexy ist, und das alles bietet, was man wirklich zum Leben braucht: Feine Croissants in der kleinen Bäckerei, ein winziger Supermarkt für alles nötige, ein paar Restaurants, vom kleinen unkomplizierten bis zum sehr feinen in erreichbarer Nähe – und eben die sehr feine kleine Schlachterei mit hervorragendem Produkten, die man in der Villa auf dem Grill der Außenküche zubereiten kann. Danach sitzen Sie auf der Terasse mit einem Glas Wein, blicken ins Tal und sehen der Sonne zu, die über den Bergen untergeht, und die Welt ist in Ordnung. Dass es außer Ihnen noch andere Menschen gibt, bemerken Sie tatsächlich erst, wenn in weiter Ferne am gegenüberliegenden Berghang mit der einfallenden Dunkelheit erste Lichter angehen. Es gibt nicht wirklich einen Grund, dieses kleine Dorf zu verlassen, und wenn doch, dann um an den Strand zu gehen oder einen kleinen Ausflug ins wunderschöne provençalische Hinterland zu machen. Dann fahren Sie vielleicht zwanzig Minuten über enge Serpentinenstraßen herunter und sind mitten im Leben. Aber eigentlich ist das schönste am Ende des Tages doch immer, aus dem Trubel wieder nach oben zu fahren, in die Ruhe der Villa, und ganz für sich zu sein. Die Räumlichkeiten sind großzügig, und auch der Pool ist tatsächlich groß genug, um ein paar Schwimmzüge zu machen, was in dieser Region nicht selbstverständlich ist. Wir lieben dieses schöne und dabei so schön unkomplizierte Haus und empfehlen es uneingeschränkt weiter.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Private And Secluded Villa
Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence


  • 5 out of 5
The first thing that struck us about the villa was how spacious it is. The bedrooms are a good size and there is a large living room area. The villa was clean and obviously well maintained; the owners have a local agent in the village available in case you get stuck with anything. There are breath-taking views from the balcony and pool of the local countryside.

The villa itself is situated a few minutes’ walk away from the centre of the village of Les Adrets where you can pick up supplies and dine at La Table d'Amanda which is run by a an excellent French chef and his English wife. We probably ventured a bit further afield than some but Cannes, Nice and Monaco are all within driving distance and there is plenty to see in the local area.

The location of the Villa is ideal for those who want to explore the area on foot or for those who simply want to relax at the poolside in a peaceful environment.
  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
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Private And Secluded Villa
Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence


Villa Le Nest in Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel
  • 5 out of 5
The location of the villa is situated in a very nice little village called Les Adrets de I'Est?rel, there are several restaurants within close walking distance, the one at the bottom of the village is owned by a very nice couple which speak English and the food is great, I would recommend the steak but don't be offended if you like it well done as they may question you on this, let them cook it their way (its a lot better lol), there are plenty of amenities like a chemist, two bakeries, market, local supermarket, the village is also close to the main highways so getting places is very easy, so if you like to travel around you will not have any problems, there are also large supermarkets a short drive away so you can do a large shop. The villa is in very good condition and has all the luxuries like a pool, free wifi, TV, satellite, music system etc., one of my favourites was the undercover balcony with built in BBQ so even if it does rain (or its two hot for you) you can still sit out and enjoy the day or evening. The local area has plenty of great scenic walking adventures for you to do or you can go further adrift and explore the many valleys, mountains, old villages and towns like Cannes. This is a holiday location where you can make it as relaxing or adventurous as you like, I had a very fun and relaxing time and would recommend it to all types/ages of people. stuart
  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel Esterel - Fayence


  • 5 out of 5
Set in a typical French village with shops, restaurants and bar/hotel the villa nestles on the hillside with stunning views to the bay of Cannes from the balcony. Just half an hours drive from Nice airport and within easy access to the wonderful sandy beaches of St Raphael and Frejus and a short drive up into the mountains. The villa is clean and very comfortable, a true home-from-home with everything you need for a relaxing stress-free holiday. If you're feeling energetic take a walk up Mt Vinaigre and marvel at the views along the coast of the Riviera or head off on one of the more gentle walks just outside the village down to the lake where you can picnic. The villa is ideal for adults only or families with children, the pool will keep them entertained for hours having numerous inflatable toys and they can explore the 'wild' garden beyond the pool. We have been back to this villa a couple of times and would thoroughly recommend it to everyone we know.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Le Relais Des Adrets
Nearest Ski
69.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Le Relais Des Adrets
Car: recommended

Les Adrets is a traditional French village full of atmosphere and charm. Only a short drive are the magnificent beaches of the Riviera, St Raphael, Cannes, Frejus, Agay are a few. Roman architecture including an amazing ampitheatre and aqueduct, can be found a short drive from the villa in Frejus and St Rapahel. There is a wonderful zoo nearby and also Aquasplash waterpark for the children. There are five star walking trails close to the villa which are very popular with walkers from all over Europe. The Verdon Gorge with its breathtakin views and climbing facilities is 45minutes by car. Lake St Cassien is five minutes away and is very popular for water sports including sailing, pedalo hire, rowing, wind surfing. Rowing boats can also be hired and picnics enjoyed either on the water or on the shore. The glitz and nightlife of Cannes are all within easy reach and there you will find not only world renowned restaurants but also wonderful boutiques and shops such as Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes. St Tropez is an easy drive and there are beautiful beaches and restaurants. Why not enjoy a day at Club 55, a place to spot celebrities (http://www.destinationsperfected.com/2011/08/st-tropez-france-club-55-celebrity.html). In the villa we have a booklet with the many attractions that are available close by and the tourist office in the village has abundant information about attractions and forthcoming events in and around the area. The staff in the tourist office speak English, German and French. There are many wonderful restaurants near to the villa, 3 within walking distance - one has a beautiful terrace and another has panoramic views and is wonderful at sunset. We love Les Adrets, it is friendly and full of Provençale charm. Don't miss the boulangerie in the village as they bake absolutely delicious bread and pastries. In the morning I stroll to the bakery and pick up baguettes and pan au chocolate and stop at the café for a coffee in the early sunshine. It's wonderful. The hairdresser is very good and she has a manicurist who does an excellent manicure and pedicure all at reasonable prices. The pharmacy has a selection of high quality skincare such as Nuxe and Caudalie and also stock a large range of other cosmetics, orthopaedic footwear, medicines, suncreams etc. The Doctor, who is also the Mayor, is fantastic. My children, who are now 10, really enjoy the entertainment in the village square on weekends. It is a good environment for the whole family to enjoy dinner, dancing and listening to bands. There are also classical concerts in another square near the Eglise, 10 minutes further along the road. There you can enjoy listening to music from the terrace of a restaurant. For a day of action the children love Aquasplash in Frejus or simply playing on St Raphael beach and going on the wonderful old fashioned carousel afterwards. They tell me the ice cream in France is the best in the world. Fayence is about a 30 minute drive and has many cultural events and concerts in there modern theatre. There are also some great restaurants there including Le Temp de Cerises (booking usually required). For a whole day out I would recommend the train trip from Nice to Monaco which winds along the beautiful coastline. Similar stunning scenery can be seen if you take a drive along the Corniche D'or from Mandelieu to Agay. For those who enjoy the Movies, the Cannes film festival in May is a must see event. The villa is available as discounted rates during this time as it is low season so its a great opportunity to stay. It takes around 25 minutes into the centre of Cannes. We love walking along the Croisette in Cannes and taking in the views of the coast and the huge yachts. Much glamour and sophistication can be seen during a walk along this famous stretch of promenade.

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel, Esterel - Fayence

Special Offer: 25% off!! Last minute bargain

Special Offer From:
Dates 19-Jul-2014 to 26-Jul-2014

I have sudden availability for one week commencing Saturday 19 July to Saturday 26 July. Usual price 1800 Euros now 1350 Euros including end of stay cleaning, WIFI, linen. Beautiful villa with private pool and three double bedrooms with bathrooms. The villa is in a beautiful location with private pool and all amenities for a great holiday.

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1 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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1 Sep 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit 720
Notes If you require a long term stay during off peak times please contact me to discuss a discounted rate. Also, from Jan to July and from Sept to Jan I am often able to offer a discount depending on availability. Please always ask me and I am happy to do that if I can.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Les-Adrets-de-l'Esterel in Esterel - Fayence

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • mountain
  • beach
  • rural
  • town
  • Rustic
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom and balcony with views over Bay of Cannes
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom and terrace with views over pool
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom. This room doesn't have a window.
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Yard
  • Veranda ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Housekeeping
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • bay
  • marina
  • naturist beach
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • bay fishing
  • hunting big game
  • surf fishing
  • caving
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • diving
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Les Adrets is a short journey from Nice airport. It is very easy to access off of the A8. Resorts such as St Raphael, Frejus and Cannes are all a short distance from the villa. We are in the heart of the Riviera.
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