About the property
- Villa3767 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Magnificent Country Villa, large Secluded Gardens with Fabulous Heated Pool
***Heated Pool MAY THROUGH OCT***
***Includes a Free and generous Welcome Hamper!***
***By popular request - 2018 we will provide bathroom toiletries***
***UK TV via Satelite***
*****BOOK ONLINE for your security, and a fast reservation..... Beautiful Mas in wonderful location, perfect to explore the French Riviera! - See our reviews *****
Mas Péonie is a spacious villa that oozes character is light/airy, and set in a calm and tranquil setting. You will enjoy complete privacy with amazing views. Fully air conditioned with WI-FI throughout and perfectly situated to enjoy the fabulous nearby restaurants and the highlights of the Cote d'Azur!
Magnificent HEATED pool of 12m x 5m with the terrace framed by beautiful stone arches and wrought iron fencing/gates... a wonderful area to relax on sofa’s, sun loungers to soak up sunshine throughout the day and umbrella’s for when you need a break !
The Mas has a gorgeous facade of thick hand cut local stones, and the interior has been exquisitely renovated. The gardens are secure and child friendly with 5 large terraces, offering an array of trees including ancient Olive Trees, Cherry, Fig, Apricot and much more …. it’s a great retreat, a wonderful place to paint and be creative, or sit back and relax in the many hammocks strategically placed around the garden! There are also several areas for alfresco dining.
The Gardens and Pool are maintained weekly; the cost of which is included in rental price together with electric consumption.
The property is completely fenced and secured with electric gates. There is parking for up to 4 cars.
Interiors ; Upper Ground Floor: Living/dining room with solid oak monastery table seating 12, beautiful, large white ‘L’ shaped leather Natussi sofa, charming fireplace with wood burner and TV with satellite. The floors are laid with Italian Ceramics in slate grey which exit to an extensive wrap around terrace (30m²), with breathtaking views of the valley below and the bay of Mandelieu in the distance. Large fully equipped kitchen with hand painted cabinetry and travertine floor. Guest toilet. 1 double Bedroom with en-suite plus 2 more double bedrooms and a shared bathroom with roll top bath, walk in shower etc. A staircase leads down to the …
Lower Ground Floor: On this floor there is a spacious TV/Entertainment Media Room with large wall mounted TV with satellite, WII console and large library DVDs, games and books.
The bedroom wing is where you will find the Master Bedroom with a king sized bed, extensive wardrobe space and a large en-suite bathroom. There are also two further bedrooms each with 2 single beds and a shared bathroom consisting of dbl sinks, bath/shower and WC. All of the bedrooms have wood flooring in Country Grey..
The large laundry room is fully equipped with washer and dryer etc.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Mas Peonie
Welcome to Mas Peonie, the home of my dreams! I am the mama to 5 gorgeous fast growing people and have been lucky enough to have lived all over the world. Although Mas Peonie is at the moment a holiday home for us whilst we are based in London, it was our base for 4 years and as such is fully equipped.
Mas Peonie purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Mas Peonie chose Grasse
We fell in love with the house and bought it in 2008 thinking it would be our retirement home of the future but moved there soon after. I spent the next four years renovating this old stone cottage, blogging, laughing at my terrible french and enjoying the good life, I am truly thrilled with the results as I hope you will be. It is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend or a family reunion. Although it is a big house, it always feels homey. There are five garden terraces below the house leading to the swimming pool and an extensive plot in front of the house full of olive trees. We love exploring the beautiful old villages, Grasse being the perfume capital of the world and also a great stop off for gifts and to spoil ourselves! We love walking in the pine forests, going to lake St Cassien , skiing and of course visiting the must see areas of the French Riviera; Cannes, St Tropez, Monaco, St Remo and all the other gorgeous places but secretly my favourite pastime, the one I love most of all are the flea markets!
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is managed by an amazing woman, Tracy, who will be there to meet and greet you but more importantly, if you have any special requirements eg; food hamper, chef, limousine service and so much more, just ask. She is fluent in French and English and as a local she can tell you what's on in the area.
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A beautiful and peaceful place to enjoy this lovely part of the world
We all really enjoyed Mas Peonie and in particular the incredibly peaceful setting that the house and beautiful pool enjoy. Tucked away from the overly busy areas this property is relaxation personified. The pool was a real highlight for us and honestly we even left the beach one day after 2 hours as we just looked at each other and said "why are we here when its so beautiful at the house"?!
The location we really loved. The drive is very steep, but wasn't an issue for us and I think part of the charm of Mas Peonie.
The house has really great air conditioning that's not noisy and even in the middle of a heat wave with temps around 36-38c we slept so well.
We did a mixture of cooking in and obviously dining out in the lovely Mougins and Cabris. Our only feedback would be that the kitchen, whilst very well equipped, could do with a few items replaced, such as the dishwasher. But Tracy was outstanding throughout our stay and on hand to help with any queries we had.
We'd love to return!
Fabulous Review Alex. Thank You. From your very first contact you were an absolute pleasure and I hope to welcome you back soon to Mas Peonie. À bientôt!
We had an amazing stay with my husband, sister and our two daughters!... beautiful home with full of character and the girls room were decorated with the right toys to the ace! Tracy as the the manager was great, she was very attentive and helpful to us as far as finding the right restaurants, even at some point she was trying to help us with hiring a chef ... you do need to have car specially if you're planning to go for sight seeing, but it is possible also to take uber except there's a long wait to it...My only suggestion to the owner would be that I wish the house was stock with some basic toiletries such as shampoo/ soap or cleaning detergent, up on arrival. Other than that, Tracy welcomed us with a delicious cheez and wine spread!...i'd definitely go back again, Thank you for your hospitality!
Wow! Thank you for such a lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. We agree it would be nice to have shampoos and soaps available for guests, so from this year all our guests will benefit, great feed back! Thank you & À bientôt!
What a wonderful villa Mas Peonie is. It comfortably accommodated the 10 of us without falling over each other. The bedrooms are wonderfully decorated and very comfortable, especially with the quiet air conditioning for those hot nights. The kitchen is modern and well equipped, although the built in ice machine took a severe hammering during our 2 week stay! The heated pool was the perfect temperature and we all loved it. I swear the kids developed gills. The pictures of the property do not do justice; it Is much better.
The first time you use the driveway, there was a bit of a 'gulp' as it is quite steep, but you soon get used to it and is easy to navigate.
Grasse is close to Monaco, Antibes, Cannes and we enjoyed exploring, although a word of warning about the traffic (August), which was horrendous. Closer to home we really enjoyed Cabris, which is a short car journey from Mas Peonie. A couple of wonderful restaurants and the added bonus of a full blown circus while we were there!
I have to mention Tracy, who was wonderful throughout our stay. She was there to greet us, with a great welcome hamper (which included a sizable bottle of rose!) and was always on hand for any queries.
Overall, a truly stunning villa that exceeded expectations, which we would highly recommend.
David, what a fabulous review, glad to hear that Mas Peonie exceeded your expectations, you and your entire family were a pleasure, a family of smiles and great humour... we will keep another magnum of Rose on ice till your next visit..... À bientôt!
Beautiful home, gorgeous grounds, great location!
“Our family had an incredible holiday at Nicole’s beautiful home. The pictures give you a sense of how amazing the property is, but once you are there in person, you will want to pinch yourself at your good fortune! The house, the pool, the grounds, the view, and the location all guarantee you a great trip. Nicole ensured we had everything we needed, including a very welcome, welcome basket, as we arrived quite late and she was quick to offer advice in the middle of our trip when needed. While we enjoyed some of the many fine dining options in the region, we really loved shopping the markets and cooking our own fabulous meal in the gourmet kitchen and then enjoying our efforts on the terrace. The area of Grasse is well situated as you are able to easily visit Nice, Cannes, and other beach towns and drive into the mountains to explore the hill towns. We highly recommend Mas Peonie! ”
Thank you Jennifer for such a lovely review, we hope to welcome you back very soon.
Delightful holiday home with stunning views
The description of the property is accurate. A beautifully renovated house and extremely comfortable for our party of 10. Lovely bedrooms and high quality bathroom fittings. Good facilities throughout including SAT TV and wifi on both floors and air-con. A number of eating areas including a large table off the kitchen on the upper balcony with lovely views. Very comfortable large lounge area and good TV/games room on lower floor. The pool area is delightful and private. Property was well maintained and immaculately clean. We ate out only once but highly recommend L'Auberge du vieux Chateau in Cabris which is high quality, not too expensive and has stunning views. The property manager (Tracy) was very welcoming and always on hand. A few points that need consideration :- we were unlucky with mosquitos so bring protection/relief but this can happen anywhere. Access to the property is not straightforward and not for the faint-hearted. You do get used to getting in and out but the driveway is steep and you can only access it from one direction from the road above. We had 2 people carriers and getting them in and out proved a challenge on a daily basis particularly when fully laden. Access for the elderly is possible but there are some steep slopes and steps from the house to the pool area and we did worry about their safety over the first few days. Having said this we had no mishaps and we all enjoyed our time at Mas Peonie.
Thank you Anthony for such a lovely review and for highlighting the so many features which makes Mas Peonie a delight to visit..... I thought you navigated the slope beautifully on your departure with all the suitcases in the large people carriers. Well done! Stay in touch and à bientôt.
The house you wish you owned....
A beautiful house set in a gorgeous location. The house is spacious, decorated immaculately and has everything you could ever want. It is surrounded by perfect scenery and with easy access to the coastal towns. We are a family of five that and were joined by some friends to make nine in total. Never did we feel cramped...in fact we kept discovering new elements to the house the longer we stayed. The gardens are lovely and the pool is first class....my kids returned home with webbed feet as they spent so much time in there. All in all, a wonderful place....the type of place I wish I could own and visit month after month and year after year. Tracy was also extremely helpful not only whilst we were there but also in the build out, providing very good tips and recommendations on places to visit, restaurants to eat at etc.
Thank you Rob for such a glowing review, and glad to hear that Mas Peonie exceeded your expectations, I have a feeling we will get the chance to welcome your family back soon..... À bientôt!
Featured in the International Herald Tribune 2012
Feature in French Property News 2013
Saint Francois is a small village nestled in the hills overlooking the 'Vallee Verte', 5 mins West of Grasse (world capital of perfume). Grasse is situated on the border of the Côte d'Azur and Provence. Nice Airport (40 min), Cannes (25 min), Monte Carlo (1hr), or in the winter months the skiing is less than an hour’s drive!
'Mas Peonie is well situated for the highlights of the Cote d'Azur & the French Riviera. There are fabulous restaurants offering fine dining with the 5 star hotel restaurant La Bastide Saint-Antoine (5 mins), the beautiful L'Auberge du Vieux Château on the hill top village of nearby Cabris( 5mins), not forgetting the many fabulous restaurants in Mougins (15 mins).
There are plenty of old provencal villages, where famous Artists have trodden before such as St. Paul de Vence, Beaulieu-sur-mer, Villefrance, and Eze, all within easy reach.
Many respected golf clubs within 30 mins:
Golf Country Club de Saint-Donat
Golf de Biot
Royal Mougins Golf Club
Terre Blanche Four Seasons Resort.
Lac St Cassien is a must see, for a refreshing swim in the fresh water lake (20 mins). See Monaco (1hr) and Nice by car or take the train from Grasse and enjoy a scenic journey along the coast. Try reaching St Tropez by ferry from Ste. Maxime – it misses out on the worst of the traffic, and you get a great view of the town as you approach it from the sea, just a 15 minute trip.
The spectacular Verdon Gorges are a 2-hour drive away. A magnificent canyon with gigantic cliffs of calcareous rock, you can enjoy the Azur fresh water lakes, or for the more adventurous do some white water rafting in the intertwining rivers.
Additional pricing information
***Includes a Free and generous Welcome Hamper!*** ***Heated Pool at no extra cost*** END OF STAY CLEANING €350, This is payable in Cash on arrival for our cleaners, and linens/towels. Mid-stay cleaning or your own cook can be arranged in advance for an hourly rate, or hire a yacht or helecopter! No request too small. Taxe de sejour, payable upon arrival @ .80c per person per night over the age of 13 We have 2 cots and high chairs ask for availability.