Peaceful villa, sleeps 8, 5BR/2BA, amazing pool with sea-view overlooking nature
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About Alexis M
We are a French London-based family. When young, Alexis used to spend his summer vacation in his grandmother's family home in Mandelieu with his cousins, so we have kept a strong attachment to the region.
Alexis M purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Alexis M chose Pégomas
We bought this property 17 years ago and it has been our main holiday home since then. The kids love it and we now start having their friends as holiday guests! The neighbourhood is lovely and we know all our local neighbours. We have enhanced the house over the years and are continuing to do so. We hope our guests will enjoy their stay as much as we do. Initially, we chose not to have any WiFi and TV to get away from screens while on holidays, but have now obviously given up on some of our principles for rental purposes - we have Internet access and also a large TV!
What makes this Villa unique
We feel in love with the light, the volumes, the fantastic view and the warm décor. We have built the swimming pool 7 years ago and this has changed the way we use the house: the kids are outside the whole time morning and late afternoon. We tend to go to the beach for later afternoon to avoid the crowds and the heat, and also for water activities (sailing or scuba-diving in Cannes or Mandelieu).
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Wonderful family holiday
We visited the property in August 2019. We booked very late having been victims of fraud on another site and only having a couple of weeks to find another holiday. Before arriving we had a number of questions which the owners answered quickly and comprehensively.
We had 3 generations of our family holidaying together; myself and my husband, my 77 year old father, 4 of our children aged from 25 to 13 and our oldest son's girlfriend. There was more than enough space for us all.
We alternated our time between restful days around the pool and sightseeing days and it worked really well. Cannes is about 15 min away. We went by car (parking wasn't easy unless you make an early start) and by bus from Pegomas. We were also lucky enough to see 2 of the firework displays in Cannes which were fabulous.
We visited Monaco, Ste Maxime, St Tropez, Theole and Aqualand in Frejus (very busy but it was school holidays).
We took a boat trip to Ile Ste Marguerite which was a fabulous day out.
The villa and pool were impeccably clean when we arrived. The villa was very well equipped and I couldn't fault it in any way.
We all had an absolutely fantastic holiday and I would recommend the villa to anyone wanting a restful break but with plenty of opportunities for sightseeing.
Very nice villa with great swimming pool. Barbecue and cooking facilities very good
We have stayed in a number of villas in the south of France and this was one of the best. The pool is excellent and being an infinity pool kept itself very clean. We stayed on August and the pool was cooler than we normally experience.
We used the bbq several times and was very good. The kitchen is fitted with a hob with 3 gas rings and 1 electric hob. It also has a separate oven, microwave and large fridge. A freezer is located in the utility.
The drive way is a little narrow and steep otherwise the access is ok and there is plenty of car parking space.
Overall it is a excellent villa with local access to Pegomas and supermarkets
Delightful villa in a great location
This is one of the best properties that we have rented. The location is ideal, completely private with stunning views and a 30 minute drive to Cannes. We had a choice of beaches within easy distance and the Aqualand was just over an hour away.
The house is very well equipped for families, with a lovely kitchen, balcony and everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Our 3 children thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic swimming pool.
We certainly hope to be able to return, as we have been left with lasting memories of a superb holiday aided by warm welcome from Elisabeth and helpful communication from Alexis as soon as we made our booking.
Relaxing and pleasurable stay
We are looking for a place to recharge our inner batteries but at the same time, not to refrain from leasure activities. This charming villa is the right spot! Due to its idyllic location on top of a hill we have not only a stunning view to the nature but also have an absolute privacy. The villa is spacious with its lovely furnished sleeping rooms, opened to the pool. We can spend the day at the villa, relaxing by the pool or playing ping pong or sitting/sunbathing on an oversized terrace with a great view. The next beach is in 10 min drive. Cannes can be reached in a short time. We are used to be in Grasse. From the villa we can reach every place we want (in 10 min we are on the highway!). The owner and his local representative are very friendly and helpful. The villa has everything we need (well equipped kitchen, internet, TV...).
We'll come back next year (hopefully it's vacant at this time!). We recommend warmheartedly to all people searching for "calm & action".
Family Nguyen, Switzerland
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you've enjoyed our villa and look forward to welcoming you again this year.
Comfort in beautiful surrounds
Our family of 6 stayed at this property during the Australian Winter school holidays. Aside from the charming and comfortable home, my best memories include the many alfresco dining experiences enjoyed on the sunny afternoons spent on the wonderful terrace. Of course the kids would say it was the pool (overlooking the green valley) that provided the best memories!
Lovely villa at Pegomas
Our family from Broadstairs, England spent an enjoyable hot,sunny fortnight in this lovely villa during the first two weeks in September 2013. The owner was very helpful at all stages of the booking and we were very impressed with his speedy return of deposit money. We were looked after on arrival by his friendly representative, Elisabeth who even conducted us to the local supermarket for initial supplies.
The villa is spacious and well-appointed, particularly the modern kitchen which opens onto an extensive balcony affording beautiful views of the valley and the hills beyond. This was a good place to have our meals. There was also a new gas barbecue which we did not use. You could hardly find a more calm and tranquil place than this setting on the hillside, no traffic, no noisy neighbours. Serendipity.
Three lower floor bedrooms with comfortable beds open onto the pool and patio area, all facing south. The pool was too cool for the younger folk but ideal for the hardy.From the rear of the villa we enjoyed walks up into the woods full of eucalyptus and mimosa which must be a grand sight in springtime.
A car is essential and the approach to the villa needs care. There is adequate parking for three cars on the level beside the house and the tall iron gates gave a sense of security. We spent days on the beach at Theoule or visiting villages in the Alpes Maritimes. Cagnes for Renoir's house and garden, Mougins for the artist's shops and Biot where we bought glass and saw it being made.there was also the delightful village of Auribeau with a good restaurant just a few kilometres over the hill. Pegomas has an excellent riverside restaurant with what looks to be a discerning clientele on Friday nights.cand there are nice butcher and bakery shops if you do not require the large supermarket. The waterside Chateau of the American couple, Henry and Marie Clews at La Napoule is well worth a visit and close to Mandelieu and Theoule---- only about 20 mins. To the coast.
I have recommended the villa and its unique location to friends and family and will return should this octogenarian writer of the review remain fit and healthy.
Pegomas is a beautiful location set with views of mimosas-laden country side. The nearest beaches of Cannes or Mandelieu are only a 15 min drive, with the famous Perfume capital of the world. 'Grasse' 15 mins in the other direction.
The famous villages of Mougins, St. Paul de Vence, Antibes, Eze, are all within easy reach. Biot and Vallauris are also worth a visit for their glass and pottery crafts.
Monaco and Nice can be reached within 30-50mn by car or take the train from Mouans Sartoux and enjoy a scenic journey along the coast. Use the autoroute to go to St Tropez (allow 1h) or try reaching St Tropez by ferry from Cannes or Ste Maxime (15 minute trip) - 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.
Another great day outing is a visit to the islands opposite Cannes, St Marguerite and St Honorat. Both can be reached by ferry (40mn).
Museum-wise, we have enjoyed the Fondation Maeght (St Paul de Vence), the Picasso museum (Antibes), Fernand Leger museum (Biot), Matisse museum (Nice), Chagall museum (Nice), Bonnard museum (Cannet) and many others all very close by - just to mention as well the Museum of Antique Automobiles (Monaco).
For children, many things are on offer: Marineland is a water centre with fabulous killer whales and dolphins shows (amongst many other things); the Frejus Zoo; the prehistoric caves; Monaco aquarium, and much more !
For nature-lovers, L'Esterel offers great hiking trips that our children love. We also venture in the hills behind our house towards Auribeau for a lovely walk between the eucalyptus and the mimosas. Slightly further away, Lac St Cassien is a must see, for a refreshing swim in the fresh water lake.
The spectacular Verdon Gorge is a 2-hour drive away. A magnificent canyon and gigantic cliffs of calcareous rock, you can enjoy the Azur's fresh water lakes or for the more adventurous do some white water rafting in the intertwining rivers. An alternative, maybe slightly less spectacular but much closer, are the 'Gorges du Loup', only 30 minutes away
Golf: The closest golf course is only 10-15 minutes away and there are another dozen courses within one hour's drive.
Ski: Isola 2000 offers skiing for all levels, just over an hour by car, and for families the small resort of Greolieres-les-Neiges is only 50km away.