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Villa Lavande - tastefully furnished, 3-bedroom villa in a quiet area of Vence

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms.

This charming old villa with sunny gardens is set in the hillside in a quiet area of Vence and is one of my favourites!

Villa Lavande is tastefully furnished, with a large living/dining room, well-equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lovely sunny terrace bordered by lavender, extensive lawned gardens and private parking.

The villa is located in a quiet neighbourhood to the west of Vence town centre, and is approximately 30 minute walk from the town and all of its amenities.

This is a lovely place in which to base yourselves to relax, enjoy the old town of Vence, go walking or cycling in the hills or explore the many attractions of the Cote d’Azur.

This charming old villa comprises of entrance hall, opening into a spacious dining room with table and chairs, a tastefully furnished living room with fireplace, television, video, DVD & Hi-Fi and French doors opening out onto a dining-terrace with table and 6 chairs.

There is a small, but very well equipped kitchen with oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is also a washing machine within a downstairs cloakroom.

From the dining room there is a good-sized double bedroom with wardrobes and other antique furniture, and this bedroom has an elegant en-suite shower room with marble fittings and a WC.

From the living room there is an L-shaped bedroom/study, which has a single sofa bed. It is also possible to add a temporary foldaway bed to this room, suitable for children (please request). The downstairs cloakroom, with WC and hand basin, serves this bedroom.

Independent from the main house, there is a twin bedroom accessed via a staircase outside the front door. This room is ideal for those who want to have separate sleeping quarters e.g. teenagers, grandparents, or au pair. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower over a bath, toilet and hand basin, and it also has views towards the sea.

There are 2 baby-cots and a high chair available at this villa.

Outside, there are beautiful lawned gardens of approximately 1,100 square metres, bordered by lavender and Mediterranean plants and trees. The gardens are private, very peaceful and enclosed for children to play in. There is also a pretty wooden garden house with table and chairs. Please note: the owners do not permit barbeques in the garden here, as they consider them to be too much of a fire risk.

There is a garage and parking for 2 cars.

More Details

Property Manager
Paul Rhodes
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Paul Rhodes

Excellent, we would return and recommend to friends. Owner and Paul were great to work with. Home is nicely laid out and well taken care of. Beautiful yard - Mr W from USA, Aug 17.

Excellent (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs D. from Hertfordshire, July 2016

Lovely (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr S. from Northampton, June 2016

Tranquilité, propreté, très belle maison et très beau jardin. Propriétaires très sympathiques. A recommender (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr & Mrs T. from France, 3 weeks in August 2015.

Excellent. Beautiful house, nicely decorated and well equipped with lovely garden and views (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs W. from West Sussex, August 2014.

Nice house, but it seems not much inhabited, therefore with humidity and painful bugs in one room! Too high trees which prohibited any sight. Overall overpriced even in high season (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mr R. from Switzerland, July 14.

The house, garden and location were perfect, with a stunning view down to the sea. Sonya, the owner, was very helpful and after making sure we were OK, she left us alone, to enjoy the house. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs A. from Norfolk, May 2014.

Very well described in all aspects. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied, Paul went above and beyond the call of duty to provide an excellent service, on a Sunday morning to help us find alternative accommodation after our initial booking with owners direct failed to meet an acceptable standard. Thank you Paul, and we will definitely recommend your service to our family and friends, you saved our holiday from total disaster!! - Mr M. from Midlothian, April 2014

Why Paul Rhodes chose Vence

It was verry good (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr L. from Switzerland, Oct 12.

It was pretty good, further away from Vence than we would have liked, but that was made clear in (other guests) comments (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr. J from Hope Valley, UK, June 12.

Very quiet, very nice owner, would be good to have fans in the bedrooms and a hair dryer (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mrs O. from Poland, Aug 11.

A very lovely villa in a great area - perfect for all our needs.(How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Ms W. from London, Aug 11.

Excellent. Paul Rhodes was most helpful in answering our queries and ensured the smooth booking of our holiday. Thank you! (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs L. from Devon, July 11.

Wonderfully generous and helpful hosts with attention to detail. Easily the best villa we ever stayed in. Fabulous. The walking distance from Villa Lavande into Vence is 30-40 minutes, a car is therefore necessary. From Vence onwards public transport is excellent. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs M. from Warwickshire, Sept 10.

Beautifully decorated and very well maintained. Everything we could have needed was provided, and it was all of a high quality. The children were very well catered for. Would definitely return to this property. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs A. from London, May 2010.

Villa Lavande was superb, and so was the owner who was very service minded and nice! (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied. We would like to use you again! - Mrs H. from Norway, May 09.

Excellent - Villa Lavande met our needs perfectly. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs M. from Belfast, June 08.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vence in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please ensure that you arrive at the property between the hours of 4pm and 7pm. On your day of departure, please arrange to vacate the property before
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , marble fittings and a WC.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , shower over a bath, toilet and hand basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom/study - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , en-suite shower room, wardrobes and other antique furniture
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are 2 baby-cots and a high chair available at this villa.


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Villa Lavande - tastefully furnished, 3-bedroom villa in a quiet area of Vence
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

tres calme, maison et jardin magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Les propriétaires sont excessivement sympathique et ont tout préparé pour que le séjour soit parfait.

La maison, très propre, est aménagée avec beaucoup de goût

Calme et reposante, grâce à son magnifique jardin

Nous y avons passé trois semaines très agréable, et garderons un merveilleux souvenir

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nice-Cote d’Azur
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Car: recommended

By Car – Vence lies in the hills to the west of Nice and can be easily accessed from the N7

By Air – Nice-Cote d’Azur is the nearest international airport, approximately 15 kilometres away. There is a regular bus service from the airport to Vence town centre.

By Train – Eurostar runs from London to Paris city centres and then the high speed TGV service runs from Paris to Nice.

Full directions will be sent to you once you have made a booking.

Vence is an artist’s town and along with its equally well-known neighbouring town of Saint Paul de Vence, is situated amidst the beautiful hilly scenery to the west of Nice.

It has drawn artists both well known and amateur, and a special attraction is “Matisse’s Chapel”, just a short walking distance from the beautiful old-town. Another is the “Chagall painting” in the Cathedral.

There is a wide range of shops, restaurants, boulangeries and markets in the town centre of Vence and Villa Lavande is situated approximately 2.5 km away. It is possible to walk from the villa to the town, which takes approximately 30 minutes via a shortcut (please note: this route is unlit and uphill on the return). There is also a 3-screen cinema in the town.

The Mediterranean towns of Nice, Antibes and Cannes are all close by where you can enjoy a day on the beach, or visit the ports.

Tennis, golf, equitation, and water sports are all nearby, as well as a local outdoor swimming pool from May - Sept.

With its close proximity to the surrounding hilly countryside, the villa is an ideal base for those who enjoy the outdoors, walking and cycling. The region is also well served by ski-stations in the winter, some of which can be reached within an hours drive.

The villa is within easy reach of Nice International Airport and all that the Cote d’Azur has to offer.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

End-of-stay cleaning: has been priced separately, so if you are staying for more than 1 week you are not paying in duplicate. It is 50 Euros and is paid directly to the owner.
Bed & bathroom linen: has been priced separately here to give you the option to take your own. If you wish to hire these, they are available for 20 Euros per single bed and 30 Euros per double, paid directly to the owner.
In France, it is necessary to pay a “Taxe de Séjour” at the end of your stay. On this property it is 0.70 Euros per day, per person over 12 years of age.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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