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Luxury Villa & Private Pool on French Riviera, Stunning Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

Villa des Parfums offers an independent and unique luxury apartment in the heart of a magnificent 19th century perfumer’s mansion, an idyllic setting for the perfect get-away on the French Riviera. Built in the 1830s, the mansion has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur, combining elegant luxury with tradition and comfort.

Just minutes walk from Grasse, the world Perfume Capital and a short drive from the glamorous French Riviera coastline, Villa des Parfums offers a luxurious, fully refurbished, independent apartment for weekly vacation rental with spectacular views of the ancient historic town of Grasse and the Mediterranean.

Villa des Parfums’ splendid rental apartment comfortably accommodates 6-9 people. Its flower-themed bedrooms are chic yet refreshingly comfortable, and the spectacular views along with the tasteful decor cultivate a sumptuous and soothing haven where time comes to a standstill!

Villa des Parfums’ graceful and well designed Living Space mingles comfort, practicality, luxury and refinement. You will enjoy the ~

~ fully equipped open-plan kitchen inc. granite counter tops, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave & fridge freezer.

~ stylish bar area - perfect for informal dining or aperitifs

~ spacious lounge with 36” flat screen TV, leather queen-size sleeper sofa & ipod dock

~ fabulous dining area with hand made solid maplewood expanding table seating 8-10

~ beautiful outdoor furnished deck and BBQ, featuring al fresco dining for 8-10 with magnificent views of Grasse and the Mediterranean coast

2 elegant bathrooms

Private swimming pool & sun loungers. Private parking. Wifi. Fully air-conditioned throughout. Highest quality bed linens, bath and pool towels provided.

The history of the perfumer’s mansion combined with the sumptuous decor and magical surroundings makes the Villa des Parfums a rare secret refuge in the heart of the French Riviera, which will become your home from home.

Keywords: villa, apartment, bed & breakfast, flat, condo, gite, chateau, historical house, home, vacation rental, french farmhouse

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Nicole Derieux
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Nicole Derieux

Growing up in Scotland where the sun rarely shines, my family often vacationed in France. From a very young age I dreamed one day of living in Southern France. After spending a year in France working for my French Masters Degree, my dreams began to come true when I met and then married my handsome and romantic French husband!

After completing our studies and living in Scotland for the first decade of our married lives, we finally moved to the French Riviera in 2006.

We, and our son, love the outdoor life here and enjoy walking and running on the many fabulous trails right on our doorstep. We love waking up to sunshine 300 days a year and to the incredible views of the beautiful and historic town of Grasse and the Mediterranean coast....where the closest beaches are only a short drive away!

Nicole Derieux purchased this villa in 2007

Why Nicole Derieux chose Grasse

The picturesque medieval town of Grasse is rich in history and dates back to the 11th Century.

Well known as the world’s perfume capital which developed in the 18th century thanks to the abundance of floral crops favored by the fabulous year round microclimate, there are plenty of opportunities to discover the beautiful secrets and scents of this creative and fascinating industry in the Museums and Perfumeries.

Grasse is famously known as the ‘Balcony of the Cote d’Azur’, set in the foothills of the Southern Alps and overlooking the mediterranean, so whether you are looking for a peaceful sanctuary or an action-packed vacation, Grasse has it all.

Only 12 kilometers north of Cannes, 20 kilometers from Antibes, 35 kilometers from Nice and just an hour’s drive from Monaco, Grasse is the ideal location for a fabulous stay on the French Riviera, whether you prefer all that glitters on the glamorous coast, a quiet retreat by the pool surrounded with spectacular panoramic views, discovering the many quaint and beautiful close-by villages such as Valbonne, Mougins, Vence & St Paul de Vence or enjoying the many sporting and leisure opportunities available in the area.

What makes this villa unique

Everything you need is within a short walk from the Villa des Parfums. In the beautiful town of Grasse you can explore the many beautiful boutiques, buy your morning croissants at the local baker, stock up on supplies at the supermarket and sample French beers, wines and cuisine in the many cafes, bistros and restaurants! We are even within close walking distance of the bus and train stations where there is a regular service to take you all along the Cote d’Azur and even as far as Monte Carlo and Italy!


20 minutes drive to closest beach


Over a dozen courses just minutes away


GR4 (long distance footpath) 5 minutes walk


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • hairdryer provided in each bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sofabed lounge, baby/toddler beds available on request
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) twin sleeper sofa in red rose room, Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper sofa in living area
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Villa & Private Pool on French Riviera, Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Absolutely breathtaking and gorgeous villa with exquisite views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa with charming views. Reality is ditto as in the description. Luxurious and comfortable, we had the best time staying here. Can’t wait to stay here again when we visit Grasse again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nidhi we are so delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Villa des Parfums! We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future!! Nicole xxx
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What a delightful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this lovely, private apartment was wonderful! The view is truly gorgeous! The apartment itself is completely separate from the rest of the house - private entrance, terrace, fully appointed kitchen! Lovely! The apartment gives you a sense of peace without staying in the middle of town - and yet it is an easy walk into Grasse! I would love to stay here every time we are in Grasse!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa des Parfums and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Nicole
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Amazing location, hosts, and experience!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Villa des Parfums was a dream come true for my wife and me. The villa is located in a beautiful location of France, full of history, and perfect for relaxing. Nicky & Vincent were perfect hosts who provided us with information and support in taking part in activities in Grasse (we made our own perfume!), where to eat or visit and also touring further afield. On arrival, we were greeted with a bottle of wine, fine cheeses, and meats and afterwards settled into bed with the most amazing and sumptuous sheets. Communication before and during our stay was excellent and they also helped us with a taxi to the airport. It was the least stressful and perfectly executed stay we have experienced anywhere. We have told many of our friends and hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa des Parfums and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Nicole
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What a fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations are wonderful, very modern, comfortable, and clean. The views are stunning and the grounds are so beautiful. Just a short walk to the city center with many fine shops and cafes. The staff is so friendly and welcoming. This is the perfect place to stay in southern France. Don't miss out on this gem!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Nicole
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Only the finest.

  • 5 of 5

This was awesome. From the designer decor, bedding and baths it was a luxurious stay. It has its own private entrance and a lovely pool for relaxation. Just minutes from town it’s an easy walk or just minutes by bus. Your hosts are most accommodating. It promises not to dissapoint if you stay and you will want to come back for certain.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Nicole
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Wonderful week in the hills of Grasse!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a lovely and relaxing week at the Villa des Parfums. We were 6 people (my husband, myself, our 3 kids ages 10, 11 and 14, and my 77 year old mother-in-law). One of the bedrooms has an additional single sofa-bed, so all 3 kids were in one room - allowing all of us to fit very comfortably in the apartment! We spent hours sitting (with a glass of wine in hand!) on the balcony gazing out at the Mediterranean view, watching the sun go down and the lights come on. It was perfectly located for trips to the beach as well as to the hilltop towns - but only when we could pull the kids out of the pool! I enjoyed venturing down to the Cote d'Azur, but since we were there in August, I found the crowds to be a bit much! I loved being able to retreat to our own little oasis at the end of the day! The short walk in to town brought you to grocery stores, patisseries & the town square. The kitchen had everything we needed - and more - and everything was spotlessly clean! When we needed something during the week, we were assisted immediately. Nicole was so friendly and pleasant to communicate with - providing us with lots of suggestions for our week in the south of France - even offering to mail something that we forgot. Just writing this review makes me want to be there again...! We highly recommend the Villa des Parfums!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at Villa des Parfums and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Nicole xxx
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Grasse is the world capital of Perfume and we are just minutes walk away from the many fascinating Perfumeries and Perfume Museums.


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Cleaning Fee £66.96

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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