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Luxury villa, pool, south facing balcony & gardens, fabulous valley and sea view

Claire Hamilton

Member since: 2003
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Claire Hamilton

Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, German
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Calendar last updated:
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Luxury villa, pool, south facing balcony & gardens, fabulous valley and sea view

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in St-Paul-de-Vence - Mimosa Villa, St Paul de Vence

A lovely provençal villa in a pretty and quiet domaine with pool and views

This charming, south facing sunny villa is set in an exclusive, gated, hilltop domaine and is perfectly positioned on the Côte D’Azur, close to the coast between Nice & Antibes. The domaine is full of traditional character and enjoys an elevated position over the valley below. We have a large, shared pool with stunning views of the medieval village of St Paul de Vence in one direction and the sea in the other. It is the ideal base for exploring the French Riviera and the villages-perchés close by. It is only 10 minutes drive from the airport and just 15 minutes walk to the famous village of St Paul. Yet, while the villa ensures easy access to all the Côte D’Azur has to offer, it’s location in such a pretty and tranquil domaine means that on return from a day exploring you can easily relax and soak up the wonderful provençal atmosphere....... perfect! Our villa within the domaine is one of a small number of private one and two bedroom residences and is called Mimosa Villa for the 2 mimosa trees growing there. We have wonderfully sunny south-facing private gardens with three separate terraces all with breathtaking views of the sea, Cap D'Antibes and the wooded valley below. We have dining areas and sun loungers placed throughout which are perfect for alfresco dining and sunbathing. Or if you’d like to relax in the shade, pick a spot under our lovely big old pine tree. For sunny breakfasts, the breakfast terrace has a unique stone table that was once an olive millstone and seats 8 comfortably. At night, the views of lights twinkling along the coast and of starry skys are spectacular too. It all makes it very difficult to ever leave!

Inside the villa, large French doors in both the living area and main bedroom open onto the balconies so the wonderful views can be enjoyed there too. We’ve just added a beautiful new kitchen with all modern equipment and remodelled and redecorated the living and dining areas so they are lovely places to relax and read or listen to some music or watch movies, whatever your heart desires. With 2 double bedrooms, both with great sized ensuites, Mimosa villa can comfortably accommodate up to 2 couples or families of 4/5 as we have a cot bed for very young children or the sofa bed provides useful additional sleeping space.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Claire Hamilton (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2015

About Claire Hamilton

Home for me is Belfast in Northern Ireland. It's a convenient spot for small city living combined with easy access to the scenic coast, beaches and mountains for enjoying the great outdoors. I'm a chartered accountant who, pre children, worked and travelled widely through Europe and North America as part of my career and well and truly caught the travel bug and a love of discovering new places! Now married with 2 wonderful children, Luke 10 and Hollybell 8, my husband Peter and I wanted to find a place in the sun we could escape to for some rest and fun with the family.

Claire Hamilton purchased this villa in 2007

Why Claire Hamilton chose St-Paul-de-Vence

Peter and I fell in love with Mimosa Villa on sight. It's in such a characterful and beautiful little Domaine and the accommodation lends itself perfectly to relaxed, get away from it all, living. We own it with Peter's brother Ken, his wife Janet and their 2 children, Rose and Theo and we try to spend as much time there as possible in school holidays. It is the perfect spot for us because it's right on the Cote D'Azur and only 10 minutes from Nice airport so easy to pop over for a visit. While it's easy to access all the French Riviera has to offer, it's location in the hills above the busy coastal routes, in St Paul de Vence, means its a real escape from the hustle and bustle too. Our most favourite thing is to come home after exploring one of the beautiful villages perches to relax on the terraces and soak up the spectacular views down the valley to the sea. It's difficult to leave! Of course, the kids favourite thing to do is swim and dive in the large pool -they've quite perfected the art of diving for treasure there!

As we can't be there all the time, we also love to share our villa with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you and will do everything possible to ensure you have a truely wonderful time there.

What makes this villa unique

The views!

The south facing aspect for all day sun!

Close to the coast for exploring while home is a secluded and peaceful spot in a traditional provencal Domaine.

Convenience to the airport and main A8 autoroute.

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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxury villa, pool, south facing balcony & gardens, fabulous valley and sea view
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
5

Great winter stay!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious villa with outstanding view of the valley and sea in the distance. Close to all amenities and many "village perche" a short drive away.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to you both. We are so glad you enjoyed your winter break at the villa and very much look forward to welcoming you back again next year.
5

Geweldige plek!

  • 5 of 5

We zijn bij aankomst meteen weg van het uitzicht. Er staat een heerlijke bries. Die maakt het overdag heel prettig en 's avonds niet te warm. We genieten iedere avond op het balkon van het uitzicht. Binnen is het perfect en warm ingericht. Met oog voor detail. De bedden zijn prima en de openslaande deuren van de grote slaapkamer maken het plaatje compleet. De keuken heeft alles wat je maar wensen kunt. Ook een magnetron is aanwezig. Het zwembad is groot en schoon. Ook hier een mooi uitzicht naar de zee toe en op St Paul. Tripjes genoeg in de omgeving. Wij hebben hier een fantastische twee weken gehad!! We love it!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dank u voor uw vriendelijke opmerkingen. Ik ben blij dat je genoten hebt van uw verblijf en alles was naar tevredenheid. Ik hoop dat we bij het plannen van je terug op een dag.
5

The location is perfect in every aspect!

  • 5 of 5

Very cosy house, very good equipment and design, including a booklet by the owners with all necessary information; nothing is missing. Calm surrounding.

Beautiful view over the hills until to the sea. Very nice balcony and terraces. The whole "Domaine" is very well maintained. Close to the picturesque and famous village of St.-Paul-de-Vence (about 20 minutes walk).

I can highly recommend for relaxed holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Maria. We're delighted that you and Martina enjoyed your stay at Mimosa villa and had such a great holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back some day.
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5

Charming property in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful Christmas we had at the Villa Mimosa. This is a really comfortable, stylish and thoroughly charming property with marvellous views over the valley towards the sea - which shone in the distance when the sun came out. The villa is very well equipped, it is very tastefully decorated and we wanted for nothing. It's ideally situated in a quiet domaine, very secure, and walkable to both the big Leclerc supermarket one way and the village of St Paul the other way.

We were very well looked after by the lovely Elaine, who was most helpful and very friendly, a pleasure to meet.

We would love to return, perhaps in warmer weather when we can make full use of the terraced garden (and large communal pool). This is a property of the highest standard and we had a super stay - thank you The Hamiltons, who were warm and welcoming from the outset.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Relaxing holidays in a perfect evironment

  • 5 of 5

The villa is situated near the beautiful medieval village of Saint Paul de Vence. It has stunning views to the sea and over the hills from the living room, the bedroom and three terraces. It is very well equipped and offers everything we could think of for very relaxing holidays. Claire was very kind and helpful and we will definetely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect retreat ideal for that Riviera Experience.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Domaine du Piol, this time with friends to the larger Mimosa Villa. We cannot fault this group of properties just 500m walk from St Paul de Vence. Mimosa is well fitted out with a good kitchen, comfy lounge and bedrooms and great balcony & gardens. A car is a must, but that gives you the freedom to explore. There are dozens of all levels of restaurants, Vence is a much underestimated attractive town, and the other surrounding villages are fascinating. The only downside of Nice is the TRAFFIC, so I advise you head for the hills and escape most of the hassle & bustle.

Overall Mimosa Villa/Domaine du Piol is a great base for the Cote d'Azur and we recommend it without any hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Villeneuve-Loubet
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Cagnes-Sur-Mer
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Cagnes-Sur-Mer
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Columbe D'Or
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Cagnes Sur Mer
Car: recommended

The Villa is ideally situated as a base for visiting the French Riviera and exploring the seaside resorts of Nice, Antibes, Cannes and St. Tropez as well as the historic mountain villages nearby. The most famous, St. Paul de Vence is within easy walking distance (15 mins approximately). It's a simple Provençal village… A café nestles on the square, shaded by plane trees. A game of boules is underway. You stroll along the ramparts, wander from art gallery to craft shop, linger by the village fountain, sample the local wine, and take it all in…This medieval village with its ramparts and cobbled streets, described as the most beautiful village in France was once the home of many famous artists such as Chagal, Renoir & Mastisse and its association with art is still seen today with its magnificent art shops and galleries. The world class museum Fondation Maeght and renowned restaurant Le Colombe D'Or are both within walking distance. Monte Carlo is half an hour's drive, with the Italian border and Southern Alps both just 40 minutes away. The renowned ski resort of Isola 2000 is an hour's drive. Both Nice & Antibes have historic markets that are not to be missed!

See www.saint-pauldevence.com for up to date information on all the interesting places to see and things to do.

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Prices & Availability

From £145 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in St-Paul-de-Vence, Nice Area

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid season
11 Apr 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
High Season
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Peak Season
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
High Season
29 Aug 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Mid Season
4 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
5 night minimum stay
£950
for 5 nights
From
£170
£1,200
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
£825
for 5 nights
From
£145
£900
 
 
Christmas and New Year
20 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
5 night minimum stay
£975
for 5 nights
From
£175
£1,300
 
 
Low Season
4 Jan 2016 - 26 Mar 2016
5 night minimum stay
£825
for 5 nights
From
£145
£900
 

Additional pricing information

For cleaning at the end of your stay and utilities £100.00
Refundable Damage Deposit £300.00
Notes Arrival after 4pm,departure before 11am.We are happy to accept payment in Euro or sterling, by bank transfer in the name of 'Hamilton', personal cheque or paypal . Cancellation policy: The balance is non-refundable, however on notification of cancellation we will re-advertise and If we re-book we will repay the balance in full. Month long stays have a £200 utility charge.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in St-Paul-de-Vence in Nice Area

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • The villa benefits from 2 totally refurbished, luxury, tiled ensuite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a large walk-in shower, a bath with shower attachment , toilet and a double sink vanity unit. The second bedroom has a double shower, wash hand basin and toilet. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Both of the beautifully presented large double bedrooms have great en- suite facilities. Both have large showers. The master bedroom has a double shower, double vanity unit and bath with overhead shower. The 2nd Bathroom has a large shower & wash basin. There is a third toilet and wash basin in the utility room. Both bedrooms also have plenty of storage space for clothes and suitcases. The master bedroom has a large wardrode with hanging space and shelves, a large set of drawers and 2 bedside tables. The 2nd bedroom has a large wardrobe with hanging space and shelves and 2 bedside tables. The master bedroom has french doors which open onto the balcony and views of valley and sea. The living room has a large, comfortable sofa bed. A travel cot is also available should you require it.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The villa has been totally renovated to a very high standard. The master bedroom with queen-sized bed has patio doors which open onto the south-facing balcony. The en-suite bathroom has a large shower cubicle, bath with shower head, toilet and double vanity unit. The second bedroom also has a queen-sized bed. The en-suite bathroom has a large shower cubicle, toilet & handbasin. There is a further toilet and wash basin in the cloakroom. Heating is by electric radiators supplemented in the Lounge by an electric log-effect stove in winter months. For your entertainment there is a Hi -Fi system with surround sound speakers, DVD player and flat screen TV. The lounge has patio doors opening onto the balcony, and includes two sofa's. One is a quality double sized sofa-bed which is comfortable for two adults. There are steps down to the villa and garden, due to its hillside situation, so is not suitable for toddlers or the infirm. Babies and children over 3 are welcome.

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