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Stuart Larder

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English, French
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Stuart Larder

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
24 November, 2014
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VILLA LA TOUR: LUXURY TIMBER/GLASS ECO VILLA WITH SUPERB COASTAL VIEWS

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Magagnosc - Villa La Tour

4 bedroom 4 bathroom villa, hill side location, 30 min from Nice/Cannes & airpor

A stunning contemporary architect designed villa completed in 2010 with 180 deg panoramic views of the mediteranean,Cap D'Antibes,Esterel hills,and Grasse.Hiking along The Grande Route 51 from

Marseille to Menton is just a few steps away from the villa which has a wood burning stove and heat

exchangers providing heating in the Winter and air

conditioning in the Summer.Although the property is located in a tranquil location it is within easy walking

distance of the village and its shops and restaurants.

The coast is 30 mins away. The state of the art kitchen and open plan living accommodation with

retractable glass wall lends itself perfectly to inside

outside living and overlooks the Mediterranean landscaped gardens, decking and amazing heated infinity pool.There are 4 spacious air conditioned

bedroom suites, all with walk in dressing rooms, shower rooms and balconies sleeping 8 comfortably

with a choice of twin or double bedded rooms subject

to the customers wishes.For childrens safety and parents peace of mind there is the option of a removable

safety fence around the pool area in addition to the pool alarm.

The rental quoted includes heating/air con,all linen and towels,wifi,and welcome pack. Pool heating if required is extra as is the final cleaning/laundry charge of 200 euros. There is no charge if the rental is paid direct to our Monaco bank account but if paid by credit card there is a charge of 2.5%

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stuart Larder (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English, French

About Stuart Larder

As a surveyor I always wanted to build a striking modern timber highly insulated ecological villa and we had this opportunity in 2010 incorporating many ideas such as heat exchangers which provide low cost heating in the Winter and air conditioning in the Summer,as well as hot water,and a rain water recuperation underground tank.

We have known this area for over 20 years and we were lucky enough to find this stunning hillside location which has panoramic views from all the rooms from Cap D'Antibes to the bay of Cannes.

We wanted to create a villa that gives our holidaymakers an exceptional experience which is in a bit of paradise between heaven and earth.Our recent reviews show we have been successful in achieving this.

Stuart Larder purchased this villa in 2010

Why Stuart Larder chose Magagnosc

We have had experiences of staying in holiday villas which were tired,poorly furnished and we were determined to create a high quality villa and furnishings but at the same time offering good value for money.

What makes this villa unique

Whether you like country or town ,quiet or busy the location offers you both with the lower Alps behind us offering fantastic walks,hilltop villages,country markets,and amazing views.The alternative is avaible as within 30 minutes you have the whole of the Cote D'Azure coast to play with from Italian influenced Menton known for its citrus fruits,glitzy Monaco,cosmopolitan Nice,Old Antibes with market and busy port,fun loving Juan les Pins,and buzzing Cannes famous for the film festival.

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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Villa La Tour: Luxury timber/glass Eco villa with superb coastal views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Villa La Tour: Luxury timber/glass Eco villa with superb coastal views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442847
Magagnosc Cannes - Grasse - Antibes
5

60th birthday celebrations

  • 5 out of 5
We used LaTour to accommodate my brother and sister in law, my daughter and husband and my son and his partner when I celebrated my birthday. It is little more than half an hour inland from Nice airport and easily accessed by car. The 4 excellent ensuite double bedrooms were ideal for our needs and each had stunning views towards the coast. The kitchen and living areas were generously provisioned and the outside space with pool, sun loungers and comfy sofas allowed us to take full advantage of the late summer sun. Everything was spotlessly clean and well maintained. The owner lives next door and after welcoming us said we could contact him with any issues or if we needed information. An excellent information folder was also provided. He had previously sent comprehensive lists of restaurants and places to visit so that we could research some ideas before we went. At his suggestion we dined at L'Ecole des Filles in nearby Bar Sur Loups and had an excellent, if somewhat quirky, meal!
The highlight of the weekend was Lori Mazziotti, a lovely lady who caters for private functions, who came to the house to cook us a beautiful dinner. I highly recommend her.
The younger members of our party drove to Monaco for one of the days and my son and his partner visited Cannes, less than a half hour drive away. We drove into the Gorge Du Loup and visited the hilltop village of Gourdon. We also visited local markets and went to Grasse and Miramar. However, La Tour is a lovely place just to sit, chill and step off the treadmill. A word of warning - the property is on a steep hill (hence the fabulous views) and the morning walk to the boulangerie required some effort on the way back!
One reason why we used this property was that the owner was flexible about our booking. We wanted to cover a long weekend - Thursday to Tuesday - and he was prepared to accommodate our needs since it was no longer peak season.

Highly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: M and J,
Many thanks for your kind comments. We are very pleased your 6* th birthday went so well. It was a pleasure meeting you and the family. Lori is a brilliant chef and we always receive great reviews. Best wishes to you and the family.
Stuart
business
Villa La Tour: Luxury timber/glass Eco villa with superb coastal views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442847
Magagnosc Cannes - Grasse - Antibes
5

Familiarity does not breed contempt....

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second visit to La Tour - having stayed previously in 2012. This time round we found it clean and well maintained. Stuart looked after us well during our stay and was available whenever we needed.

The villa and pool are fantastic with a great vista.

All mod cons together with A/C in all rooms

4 spacious south facing bedrooms all with ensuite

there were only 3 in our party but we enjoy our own space and don't believe in compromising when we go on holiday and don't forget your iPad if you want to make full use of Apple TV.

Would highly recommend if you want a relaxed, comfortable holiday in cote d'azur
  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks T for your nice review. It was good to see you and the family again.We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
business
Villa La Tour: Luxury timber/glass Eco villa with superb coastal views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442847
Magagnosc Cannes - Grasse - Antibes
5

Great Stay in early April

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed 5 nights with 5 friends at this Eco villa in early April. The villa is up a hill so it has a great view of the surrounding area. The interior is decorated nicely and very comfortable. It has almost everything you need for a great stay from the pots and pans and dishes. It even has an Apple TV which was great for nightly entertainment sent via our iPads. The weather was so nice that we ate outside on the patio for serval of the days and fully utilized the grill for some BBQ as well. In the evening it was still a bit chilly so the fireplace really warmed up the place.

I highly recommend this place to others and Stuart (the owner) is great to work with. Although we didn't have a chance to meet in person (he was in London the week we were there), but his email responses are prompt and very detailed.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa La Tour: Luxury timber/glass Eco villa with superb coastal views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442847
Magagnosc Cannes - Grasse - Antibes
Sunderland
5

Great villa with stunning views

  • 5 out of 5
My Family and I stayed at La Tour for a lovely week in early July. The villa is perfect with very comfortable beds, beautiful bathrooms and very well equipped kitchen. We travelled with our 2 teenage boys who thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the free wifi. The garden is lovely with stunning views and as the weather was good we spent all day outside. We ate at Capriccio's in the village a couple of times which is an easy 5/10 min stroll down the hill ( A bit tougher on the way back up) nice family friendly restaurant with outside seating. We also visited Valbonne and Antibes during our stay and would recommend a visit to both. Stuart was very helpful, conversing with my husband via email before our visit making our arrival very easy and his wife even did a bit of shopping for us as we were arriving late at night, providing us with a lovely welcome pack, which was very kind.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments. We always do our utmost to make our guests stay special and for them to relax completely as soon as they arrive. We know we are lucky that we live here as it is a very special area.
All our best wishes
Stuart and jane
business
Villa La Tour: Luxury timber/glass Eco villa with superb coastal views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442847
Magagnosc Cannes - Grasse - Antibes
Edinburgh
5

Wonderfully equipped house with great views

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I stayed at Villa La Tour for 2 weeks in May 2013, upon arrival we were greeted by a property which looks even better than the images suggest. From the kitchen to the bedrooms, everything is finished to a high standard and we felt right at home from day 1.

Our favourite part of the property was the pool area and also the amazing views of Cannes- the photos really are not able to do this justice.

We would recommend Villa La Tour to anyone, it is a great place to visit with so much to do in the surrounding areas.

Thanks Stuart!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. It was a pleasure to meet you and Cath. We were pleased you had such a great time.
business
Villa La Tour: Luxury timber/glass Eco villa with superb coastal views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442847
Magagnosc Cannes - Grasse - Antibes
5

Perfect 60th Birthday & Engagement Holiday

Perfect 60th Birthday & Engagement Holiday
  • 5 out of 5
Amazing villa, with everything we could wish for! We were on holiday to celebrate my Mum's 60th birthday, but had the added bonus of my brother proposing! We were a group of 6 adults & 2 children. The villa was clean & well set out, with everyone having their own bedroom & bathroom. The views, especially from the 2nd floor were breathtaking. Couldn't keep the kids out of the pool. Set up on a hillside, but quite a few restaurants a short drive away, We especially liked Valbonne. Stuart & Jane were extremely helpful & even brought over a bow of toys over to keep the kids entertained. Definitely a holiday to remember.......thanks again Jane & Stuart!. Regards Liz
  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz,
It was great to celebrate a double celebration of a 60th birthday and a wedding proposal with you.Altho we have had a wedding there a proposal is a first! All the best for the future.
Stuart and Jane

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Pre du Lac
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Opio
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Grasse
Nearest Motorway
24 Kilometres
Cannes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Pre du Lac
Nearest Ski
32 Kilometres
Greolieres les Neiges
Nearest Beach
24 Kilometres
Cannes
Car: necessary

Located in the lower foothills of the Southern Alps, Magagnosc is a picturesque Provencal village 5 minutes from the ancient town of Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. It is an excellent base from which to explore the Côte d'Azur and is just 30 minutes from the coast and popular destinations such as Cannes, Antibes, Juan les Pins and Nice. Provencal villages with fine restaurants such as Valbonne and Mougins are only 15 minutes drive away. Hilltop villages such as Gourdon, Bar sur Loup and Fayence are all nearby. There are many scenic walks in the Gorge du Loup and the mountains behind the villa, one of which is the GR51 (Balcons de la Cote d'Azur). Lac St Cassien and the Gorge provide excellent (and less crowded!) alternative swimming options to the coast. There are also 5 main ski stations in a 1-2 hour drive away. Road access is excellent and there is a regular bus service at the bottom of the road to Nice town, airport, Cannes and Grasse.

Other Activities: Canyoning, Go Karting, Paint balling,rock pool swimming

Golf: There are 5 golf courses all within 15/20 mins of the villa one of which is the PGA championship course at Mougins. The other courses are situated in Grasse,Valbonne,Mouans Sartoux,Opio,and a second course in Mougins.

Ski: Greoliere les Neiges the nearest ski station 40 mins away offers excellent beginners and intermediate skiing.The 2 largest ski stations in the area at Foux D'Allos,and Isola 2000 are about 2 hours drive away. Foux D'Allos has the longest ski runs in southern Europe.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Magagnosc, Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Autumn
26 Oct 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
€1,180
for 4 nights
From
€295
€1,950
€4,000
 
 
Xmas/New Year
21 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,250
for 7 nights
€2,250
 
 
Xmas/New Year
28 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,250
for 7 nights
€2,250
 
 
Winter/Spring
5 Jan 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,180
for 4 nights
From
€295
€1,750
 
 
Spring
29 Mar 2015 - 25 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,180
for 4 nights
From
€295
€1,950
 
 
Early Summer
26 Apr 2015 - 30 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,400
for 4 nights
From
€350
€2,250
 
 
Summer
31 May 2015 - 27 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,600
for 4 nights
From
€400
€2,500
 
 
Summer
28 Jun 2015 - 11 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,250
for 7 nights
€3,250
 
 
Summer
12 Jul 2015 - 1 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,950
for 7 nights
€3,950
 
 
Summer
2 Aug 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,250
for 7 nights
€4,250
 
 
Late summer
30 Aug 2015 - 12 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,980
for 4 nights
From
€495
€3,250
 
 
Late summer
13 Sep 2015 - 3 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,800
for 4 nights
From
€450
€2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €500
Notes There is a final cleaning/laundry charge of 200 euros. Optional pool heating 100eur p.w. Refundable breakages deposit of 500 euros p.w. No charge for payment to our bank but 2.5% charge if payment by credit card.All linen,towels,Etc,incl TO AVOID INTERNET FRAUD ALL PAYMENTS ARE IN THE NAME OF LARDER,CREDIT AGRICOLE,MONACO.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Magagnosc in Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Twin sinks
  • Double sinks in each bathroom/shower room. There are 3 extra large showers 120 x 80.There are hair dryers to each bathroom/shower room. We supply 2 towels for each individual person plus a beach towel.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Choice of twin beds or king size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Choice if twin beds or king size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Choice if twin beds or king size bed
  • Each bedroom is air conditioned. All bedrooms can be either 2 X single beds or 1 king size depending on demand.All of the bedrooms enjoy walk through dressing rooms leading to en suite bathrooms/shower rooms with twin sinks,etc all bedrooms have a balcony with views of the Med.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ping pong table available. Catering /chef can be provided with prior notice at extra cost. Catering for private parties,weddings,birthdays,etc can be arranged.
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