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Villa in private park, pool, tennis, table-tennis, golf, badminton,near sea.

Bedrooms 3
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms,sleeps 4 adults & 2 -3 children/max. 6 people, 2 bathrooms,

This villa in Biot, is actually for sale. Villa inside 7 acre landscaped park with large pool & paddling pool inside secured hedge and gate, child-proof. 8 minutes by car from the sea with lots of beaches to choose from. La Noria is a haven of peace nestling at the foot of the hills of Biot, a treasure of tranquillity in the heart of the French Riviera; it is composed of 40 individual houses each with their own private terrace and garden. This leads onto beautiful landscaped gardens with a large swimming pool, a paddling pool, a tennis court, an area designated for 'petanque' & a table-tennis area. The house has a fitted kitchen with bar & 3 bar stools, it is well equipped & a pleasure to use. There is a TV (TNT) with DVD / video player & Mini Hi Fi with radio in the lounge. The double bedroom has 160 x 190 cm bed, a balcony with view of Biot, the 2nd bedroom has two 90 x 190 cm beds & the attic room (with air-conditioning) has one 140 x 190cm & two 90 x 190 cm mattresses, all are brand new & made of latex. 2 toilets, shower & small bath/shower. Plenty of cupboard space. Large table with 8 chairs on park-side terrace. Rear terrace with washing machine, barbecue, table & chairs. Parking.

Golf 1: Golf country club De St Donat -

270 route de Cannes - 06130 Plan De Grasse.

Terrain : Saint Donat.

Terrain : Pitch & Putt.

golf du Claux-Amic.

1 route des 3 Ponts - 06130 Grasse.

Terrain : Grasse.

Golf country club de Nice.

698 Route de Grenoble - 06200 Nice.

Terrain : Nice.

Golf de Mandelieu.

route du golf - 06210 Mandelieu la Napoule.

East of Cannes.

Terrain : Mandelieu.

Riviera golf club.

Avenue des Amazones - 06210 Mandelieu la Napoule.

8km west of Cannes.

Golf2:   Golf De Cannes Mougins.

175 avenue du Golf - 06250 MOUGINS.

5 km north of Cannes.

Terrain : Mougins.

  Royal Mougins Golf Club.

424 avenue du Roi - 06250 Mougins.

17km north west of Cannes.

Terrain : Royal Mougins.

  Golf De Villeneuve-Loubet.

Route de Grasse - 06270 Villeneuve Loubet.

3km from Villeneuve.

Terrain : Practigolf.

  Monte Carlo golf club.

Route du Mont Agel - 06320 La Turbie.

A 12km au nord de Monaco.

Terrain : Monaco.

  Academie Autiero.

Route d'Antibes - 06410 Biot.

Terrain : Driving.

  Golf De iotT.

Avenue Michard Pelissier -

Comments: All the golf courses are very nice. The club in Biot has a gorgeous restaurant with a terrace covered in Wysteria which would appeal to the over 50s perhaps.We have a special reduction when playing at Antibes Golf course. For 2 families, possibility to rent another house of the same size.

More Details

Yves or Helen
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Yves or Helen

We love this area, the vegetation, the weather and of course the sea. We are food lovers, the choice of fresh fish down here is fantastic, whether cooking it yourself of eating in some of the wonderful restaurants that you find in the French Riviera. I love swimming, playing tennis and playing table tennis and husband loves the golf!

Yves or Helen purchased this villa in 2003

Why Yves or Helen chose Biot

This is an easy practical villa, just perfect for family holidays. You can spend the day sight-seeing or just read, swim or play tennis in the park. You can barbecue in the evenings and even swim up until 10pm. Kids make life-long friends here whilst adults get time to rest, swim and play sport. This villa, which is actually for sale now, is set in a beautiful landscaped park overlooking the medieval village of Biot. It is a stone's throw away from Sophia Antibpolis and 10 mn by car from the beach.

What makes this villa unique

The park is secured so you do feel safe, kids cannot run into the street or even enter the pool area without an adult, the pool has a hedge and gate to block wandering children from entering on their own.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Helen

Just a belated note to say how much we enjoyed our fortnight at La Noria. We feel so well rested and sunned, and the setup was ideal for us and the children. We felt incredibly lucky to often have the pools to ourselves, and we thoroughly enjoyed trips to Juan Les Pins for seaside fun.

We would certainly love to come back another year. Thankyou!

Best wishes

Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Biot in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Dogs are not allowed in the park at all unfortunately but they can be walked on the parking side, their poos need removing.
  • Pool open 8am-10pm, mobile phone use should be quiet, respect is needed for other bathers at the pool. Children must be accompanied by their parents.
  • Neighbours should not be disturbed between midnight and 7am. Some neighbours actually live at La Noria all year round.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 3/4 bath
  • The top bathroom has been specifically built for children although there is a proper shower fixed against the wall with a shower curtain as well.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , There are mattresses on this floor as shown in the photo.
  • 1 large double, 1 twin, 1 attic bedroom with 1 single mattress & 1 small double mattress, cot available and bath for babies which fits into the 3/4 bath. Sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and 3 children. Linen and bath towels available on request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a caretaker who can assist tenants. The swimming pool is usually open from mid-end of April until the end of September. It is closed off with a hedge, fence & a child-proof gate . Children are not allowed in this area unless surveyed by a parent. There is a sociable, fun atmosphere but respectful to others at the same time. There are a few English families at La Noria. Children roam around the park making friends, this is what makes La Noria very special. It's a great place to relax, a cleaning lady is available. No smoking inside the house. Towels and sheets can be rented, duvets or bed covers are provided depending on the season. Carrefour/Casino supermarkets are close. There is a mini-market, a pizzeria, a restaurant gastronomic, fruit & veg shop, a hairdresser, a newsagents & a pharmacy 10 mn walk away.The fridge freezer stocks enough for a week for a family of 4. There is plenty of larder space for extra bottles and such. The rear terrace is perfect for sun-bathing.


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average rating of 4.65 based on 22 reviews

Lovely villa in a excellent location, with great communal facilities

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday staying at La Noria. The villa had sufficient space for 5 of us (3 children) and had all of the things we'd expect to find in a rental property. We made great use of the recently refurbished swimming pool and tennis court and also played table tennis and Pétanque long into the night. The location is close to the wonderful small village of Biot which has some great restaurants and a lovely laid-back vibe in the evenings and by being within easy access of the A8, trips to the many attractions along the Riviera are easy to do. A lovely spot for a great family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Simon, Thank you for such a lovely review! I'm very happy you had a good time at the Noria and made the most of the facilities and Biot village which we love too!
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La Noria - where holidays are always heaven

  • 5 of 5

I rented this spacious and practical three bedroom house for two weeks in September 2016. The balcony is great for having a quite breakfast in the sun, looking over the park. The kitchen is very well equipped & a pleasure to use, there is plenty of cupboard space throughout & the house remains cool enough. With the choice of two terraces with tables & chairs, you are really spoilt for choice which side to eat outside.

Located at the bottom of the picturesque village of Biot, La Noria provides the ideal holiday getaway for adults and children alike. With a 7-acre stunning park, large pool & paddling pool, tennis court & table-tennis, nearby shops & excellent restaurants, local markets and galleries you are never short of things to do. The tranquillity and beautiful view of the mountains is unspoilt by tourists and remains a French secret to be discovered by a select few.

Just a ten to fifteen minute drive to the coastal resorts of Antibes and Juan-les-Pins boasting open air restaurants, water sports and sailing. The local village of Biot is a 15 minute walk up where there are plenty of bars and restaurants and you can watch glass being blown at the Verrerie de Biot. La Noria has to be one of the best value holidays to be found in the south of France.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane, I am glad that you appreciated our home and the environment as we do! Thank you for writing such an informative review. Looking forward to having you back at the Noria soon. Kind regards, Helen
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Quiet location la Noria

  • 4 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at la Noria in the summer of 2015 with our 2 teenagers and our dog. It is a nice clean villa, small but cosy, in a gated residential area so it's safe for small kids to play in the landscaped common park. The pool was nice too. It is a very quiet place whitch goes by the rules so if you are looking for tranquillity than this is the place to be. We were welcomed by a very friendly lady, very patient with our needs, I believe her name was Henda.

The living area in the house is small but friendly, the kitchen is well equipped for breakfast or preparing a salad in a lazy afternoon. We didn't use it much for anything else.The small terrace was enjoyable in the mornings.

On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms, one double and one 2 single beds. We didn't use the attic as it was too hot up there and I don't tolerate the AC, but they offer another 2 beds and a small bathroom upstairs if you are a larger party than ourselves.

The bathroom on the first floor could have used a bit of refurbishment if you ask me.

There is a parking lot if you travel by car, which I recommend, as there are lot of places to visit around. We spent our evenings in Antibes where you can find lots of restaurants and cafés, and every day tried a different place to discover, from Juanes les Pins to Nice and all the small villages in between along the coast, or Cannes, Grasse, Gourdon, Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

I would recommend this property to a small family with young children or couples in search of serenity.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Monika, I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday at our home. In actual fact, it has just been refurbished, the main bathroom has had a face lift! There is now a newly built swimming pool (see the video online) and a new tennis court with no hedge around, so no lost tennis balls anymore. We would love to see you back at the Noria. Best regards, Helen
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Nice townhouse with good neighborhoods.

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 5 who stayed very good.


Decent townhouse with many bedrooms. The upper floors liked the young in the family. A / C was only in the upper bedrooms but worked fine in the other bedrooms, just doors open, and the windows were closed

Great shared pool which held 32 degrees. few people there.

The kitchen was very well equipped!

We arrived late, drove us crazy, but they waited for us even though the clock was over 22.

Nice neighbors. Quiet area, with local bakers, butcher and a few small shops. Car is a must.10 minutes to the local Carrefour.


Expensive to hire linen, easy chairs, little space for hanging clothes.

Highly recommended, nice host, with affairs in order. The contract and information they sent to you is the best I've ever seen!

We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really glad that you enjoyed your holiday in our villa and we would be happy for you to return. I am a little unsure of your comment about easy chairs as we have two sun-loungers with cushions, regarding hanging space for clothes, we have a clothes line covering the entire length of the wall and a portable foldable one as well.
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Perfect holiday villa for family with children

  • 5 of 5

We had perfect and trouble free holiday thanks to owner's (Helen) very detailed guide to villa and surrounding areas. The park is beautiful and very well looked after. The villa is secured and safe for children. We weren't panicking when our baby was out of sight playing with local girls. Swimming pool has pretty view to Biot village and was open until 10pm. Almost every day we had swimming pool exclusively to ourselves.

I recommended villa to my friends and want to come back next summer. It was great fun staying at La Noria.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Aliya, thank you for such a rave review. I only wish that we could actually meet in person the especially lovely people such as yourselves who have appreciated our villa and its unique calm and independence, albeit within a residence. Finding tenants who are utterly respectful and go out of their way to replace what they believe to be a precious item, is very touching. Would be very happy to have you back this summer! Helen
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Our stay at La Noria

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa for 2 weeks this summer. Wonderful experience. Very nice, quiete, private place. Very convenient location- between Nice and Cannes- 20 mins drive either way and 10 mins drive to beautiful Antibes. Close to beaches, kids' parks, shopping, restaurants. Helen was very helpful and made our stay easy and stress free. There's everything here at the villa to make you feel home. Couldn't wish for a better place to stay. Highly recommend.

Thank you, Helen. Hope to come here again.

Yana and Daniel.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yana, you have been so appreciative and friendly, I feel like we're already friends. It's so nice to have guests who fall in love with the same calm relaxed holiday home that we did when we bought it! You will always be more than welcome at the Noria. Helen
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

There are several miles of coastline from Antibes to Nice with pebble beaches and easy parking, there are sandy beaches in Antibes and Juan Les Pins. There is 'Marineland' with endless entertainment 5 minutes drive from La Noria. The old towns all offer specific interest. The old defence walls in Antibes for nice strolls & bike rides. Biot is famous for hand-blown glass. Vallauris is famous for Ceramic. Mougins has many art galleries and great restaurants to dine out. St. Paul de Vence is one of the most beautiful medieval cities set on top of a hill, with art galleries, terraces & restaurants and a medieval church. Many cities have art museums with works from Chagall, Picasso, Léger. etc. In Antibes, there is a pictoral market with local produce on Friday mornings. Nice has the best market set in the old town, on Cours Salya, every morning. In Italy, which starts at about 30mn drive from Biot, there is the weekly open market in Ventimilla and San Remo is not far away.

Other Activities: casino, night life, Marineland, boating, art galleries, glass blowing, provencal market etc

Golf: There are plenty of lovely golf clubs in the vicinity, Biot Golf Club is in walking distance from the house.


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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £13.15
Damage Deposit £262.94

Deposit of 600 €, 300€ with your booking and 300€ in cash on arrival.

Cleaning charges, bed linen hire and use of electricity are paid in cash and taken out of the 300€ security deposit paid in cash on arrival, this is additional to the 300€ security deposit paid online with your reservation.
If there is no damage, the rest of the security deposit is returned after inspection of the house before you leave.
Guests do need to have holiday insurance to cover them for any eventual damage they may make to the house or other people at La Noria. This insurance is obligatory in France. Homeaway provides a very good one.
For mid-summer bookings, we give preference to 2-wk bookings
Cleaning charges are mandatory, fees are deducted from the cash deposit:
For 1 wk for 2-3 people: 100€,not using top floor
For 2 wks for 2-3 people: 110€, not using top floor
For 1 or 2 weeks for 4 -6 people: 120€
Extra cleaning available € 15€ per hour
15€ per week extra for a dog, we don't accept cats
Tenants can bring their own linen & bath towels or hire ours. Prices as follows:
1) sheets, double: 16€, single: 14€
2) duvets, double: 18€, single: 16€
Towels/Serviettes: 5€ per person

Caution de 600 €, 300 € avec votre réservation et 300 € en espèces à l'arrivée.

Les frais de ménage, la location du linge de lit et l'utilisation de l'électricité sont payés en espèces et prélevés sur le dépôt de garantie de 300 € payé en espèces à l'arrivée, en plus du dépôt de garantie de 300 €.
S'il n'y a aucun dommage, le reste du dépôt de garantie est retourné après inspection de la maison avant votre départ.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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