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Spacious, Elegant Cote D' Azur Villa in the Hills Above Cannes

People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Separate WCs1
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Professionally decorated, luxurious and tranquil villa, with lovely views over a classic Provence landscape, in the charming town of Grasse. Ensconced in the hills above Cannes, with easy access to Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez, Cap Ferrat, Monaco, St. Paul de Vence, the Italian Riviera and more, Villa Caprice is an ideal base from which to discover and enjoy this enchanting region. Large, private, landscaped gardens with terracing, olive trees, an 18 X 12 meter mosaic pool with sun-lit patios, and spacious, beautifully furnished terraces overlooking the valley make for an idyllic retreat after a day spent strolling the Croisette or the Promenade des Anglais, exploring a medieval cliff-top village, or taking a tan on the Mediterranean's most famous beaches. This is a private secondary residence, not a commercial property, comprising a 550m2 five-bedroom villa and 140 m2 two-bedroom guesthouse with full kitchen and salon. 65m2 main reception room with fireplace, valley views and french doors to large terrace with lounging and dining for 8-16. Spectacular 50 m2 master suite with vaulted ceiling and panoramic views of countryside out to the sea. Six additional well-appointed bedrooms with en-suite or shared bath and garden and valley views. Indoor dining for 10, eat-in fully equipped American-style kitchen, large outdoor grill. Minutes from several beautiful towns and villages including Grasse, Mougins, and Cabris.

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Owner
Michael Pralle
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Michael Pralle

Michael is a real estate investor and Juliette is a designer. We have four adult children including triplet sons who have enjoyed many summers at our home in Grasse. While traveling and living in the US, Europe and Asia, we've always enjoyed the continuity of a family vacation home on the Cote d' Azur.

Michael Pralle purchased this villa in 2000

Why Michael Pralle chose Grasse

Before purchasing a home in 2000, we rented various properties in the area for 15 years. We love this part of the world as it is one of the most spectacular and sophisticated places we have lived or visited with beautiful seacoast, hills, mountains, charming villages, and large metropolitan areas like Monaco, Nice and Cannes where almost any desire can be met.

We also enjoy other parts of southern Europe, particularly Italy and Spain but choose the French Riviera because it gave us and our children so many options for entertainment, cultural pursuits and healthy outdoor activities for children and adults of all ages. There is more than enough here to satisfy everyone

We have also been fortunate to meet many interesting people, many of whom have become good friends. The area attracts a diverse international crowd, with Britons, Scandinavians, Germans and, of course, French vacationers.

What makes this villa unique

We enjoy dining at some of the finest restaurants in the world, but also at simple brasseries, cafes and creperies.

There are virtually unlimited outdoor activities such as cycling, swimming, canyoning, hiking, paragliding, rock-climbing, riding, rafting, skiing (1.5-2 hours), windsurfing and kitesurfing, or just lying on the beach.

The Riviera also has many cultural attractions including museums, live music concerts and festivals, theatre, cinema, art galleries and dance, opera, symphony

For those who enjoy nightlife, there are world famous nightclubs, discotheques and live entertainment.

From our home, so much is accessible. Within an hour's drive, you can reach the Italian Riviera, the casinos in Monte Carlo, the pristine beaches of St. Tropez, historic Aix-en-Provence and Avignon, the lovely coastal city of Marseilles, chic Cannes, and the Gorges de Verdun, the 'Grand Canyon' of Europe.

Finally, the modern and international Nice airport makes it easy to reach the US, Asia and major European cities every day.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Grasse around the Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensutie dressing room and bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , enuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , shared bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , ensuite bath with tub and separate shower, access to garden
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite bath, french doors to outside
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , ensuite bath
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 9 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large mosaic pool 18x9 meters, separate 2 bedroom guesthouse with lounge and kitchen, spectacular mountain and valley views, very private

Reviews

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(3 traveller reviews)

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Spacious, Elegant Cote D' Azur Villa in the Hills Above Cannes
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Denver, CO
5

Beautiful and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

From the moment the iron gates opened to this beautiful property nestled atop a scenic valley, we felt welcome. The villa is charming and as you explore it, you realize how vast it truly is. Not only is the main home spacious with a large fireplace and access to a gorgeous pool, a separate guest home with a full kitchen and bath is also available. The grounds are extensive and offer secret gardens and a large field for a pick up game of soccer. The property has been updated with modern fixtures and appliances, which made our stay comfortable.

The best part of it all is that the housekeeper is an amazing cook and we were spoiled with home cooked meals that were delicious and a welcomed treat after a long day of exploration and bike riding.

Highly recommend this beauty...

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Okemos, MI
5

Fabulous home for a large group of friends or family

  • 5 of 5

We were 8 mostly retired adults living in luxury for a wonderful 8 days. The property is beautifully landscaped. Furnishings are absolutely lovely. Very private location yet accessible for day trips (once you figure out the way in and out of the area!). We took the train to/from Nice, but drove to Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, and of course, Grasse. We rented both the main house and the guest house which allowed everyone to have their own bedroom and bathroom. The nearby food and wine shopping was great to allow gourmet cooking in a very well-appointed kitchen. A little too cool to use the pool but lounging around the pool in the sun was ideal. Owner was great to work with and very responsive to any needs. Housekeeper, Yvonne, was lovely (she only speaks French). Great art work. All in all, a fantastic experience to live the life of a Provence villa resident for at least a short period of time!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA
5

Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

We recommend this house highly. It is beautiful and its setting is extraordinary. We are used to renting in France (twice a year for the last 7 years). This is the second time we've rented in the south, the first one being in Aix-en-Provence. We brought over a large contingent - it was my wife's 60th birthday and with four children and their spouses and children plus nannies we were a bit of a crowd. We felt totally comfortable - the house is large and extremely well distributed. Our oldest son, who has the largest family, used the second (smaller) house, which is great.

The property is very well kept and the caretaker is responsive and caring. The housekeeper was punctual, professional and reliable.

Decoration is high standard. Everything works, including air conditioning everywhere, which for us is a must. Fantastic swimming pool.

The owners are helpful and were very correct in their dealings with us. This is a house that is used by them - an elegant couple with very good taste. It is not a house that was built or decorated for rental and therefore needs to be treated as one's own. What this means is that they take good care of the house and expected us to do the same. So, if your group will not take the same care, you should look for another property.

Grasse turns out to be an almost perfect location for access to the Cote d'Azur. We used it as our base and parts of our group went from there (to the beach, for dinner or just on walks) to Mougins, Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Saint Paul de Vence, even Aix, on a day trip. Bottom line: as the title says: Outstanding Property!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St Donat, Golf Club de Mougins
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Grasse Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A8
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
numerous in town of Grasse
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Greolieres Les Neiges
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Cannes Croisette
Car: necessary

Situated between sea and mountains our area offers almost all world class winter and summer sports. Canyoning, superlative on and off road biking, winter skiing and other sports 1.5-2 hours drive north.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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