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Secluded villa with lovely pool and stunning mountain and forest views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs2
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in private grounds, 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, large pool, panoramic views

Large air conditioned, modernised Provencal villa with stunning panoramic views and 4 large bedrooms to sleep 8. The large master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower has french windows onto the garden. A second double bedroom, with shower and washing facilities en suite, has a beautiful view of the Southern Alps and pool. 2 further bedrooms on the first floor provide flexible bedding (doubles/twins) to sleep 4. This floor also has its own bathroom/shower and separate W/C. The main living room is large and cool in summer with, on one side, french windows onto a tranquil south facing patio with soothing water features and on the other, a shaded dining terrace with mountain/ pool views. The large well equipped kitchen is adjacent to the dining terrace. The pool is is extremely private, being set in grounds of 3500sqm which are part laid to lawn and part natural with rosemary and thyme growing in abundance. Surrounding the pool is a large sunning terrace with stunning mountain and forest views, and a sunny dining and barbecue area. The villa makes an ideal holiday venue for adult parties and parties with children of all ages. Adults will appreciate the magnificent views, relaxing by the pool, tranquility of the setting as well as easy access to restaurants, sites and beaches. For children the large, enclosed garden will provide plenty of opportunities for exploring and amenities such as table tennis, rope swing, swing set and monkey bars, and trampoline, all tucked away from the pool, will add to the fun. The pool is very large for a private pool with roman steps, a shallow and deep end as well as a safety shelf which runs around the deep end. A number of bicycles are also at your disposition to explore the forest and surrounding countryside. All amenities should be used with appropriate adult supervision and at your own risk

David Howat
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2018

About David Howat

An English family now living and working in France

David Howat purchased this villa in 2008

Why David Howat chose Valbonne

We bought the property because of the amazing forest and mountain views. The large pool, garden and tranquil setting were an added bonus as were the easy access to sites/beaches/villages. The villa has a lovely warm, feeling so we made the decision to buy within 5 minutes of first seeing the property!

What makes this villa unique

Perfect for adults and children alike!


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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , double hand basins
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double hand basins
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , with hand basin
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , with hand basin
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , with hand basin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double use as occasional as this is a sofa bed in TV room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2x single or 1 x double.
  • Bedroom 4 extra bed by arrangement Bedroom 5 Large Play room with 2 x double sofa bed by arrangement
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wheelchair access possible to ground floor although not specifically designed. 2 bedrooms on the ground floor both with en suite bathrooms. Access to pool difficult but possible by outside route.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Secluded villa with lovely pool and stunning mountain and forest views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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We'll be back!!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't recommend this property or the owners highly enough. David, Cathy and their children went out of their way to welcome us and insure that everything was ready for my disabled daughter - they even constructed temporary ramps for her wheelchair! The house was spotless, well furnished and confortable both inside and out. The views are spectacular from every level and the area is beautiful but quiet. It is a really central location - driving distance from everything the south of france has to offer - including Italy! If/when we go back to south of france, I would only stay here. I would recommend to anyone and everyone because the owners are so helpful that there is no insurmountable obstacle. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Improvements this year include changes in the Garden with better side access to the pool area and improved outdoor cooking facilities: Built in BBQ and more. The pool will also be converted to a salt water system so no chlorine taste. New Electric gates improve the overall security and with tele-commands, ease of access by car is effortless.
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Perfect Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa, perfectly situated in the hills of Valbonne. It is a short drive to Valbonne town centre, with it's beautiful square and lovely restaurants. We ate out there twice during the week, and the rest of the time we made great use of the poolside BBQ and wonderful outdoor eating areas at the villa. We were two families with five little children in total (ranging from 12 months to 6 years old) and the villa was perfect. We also spent a fantastic day at Marineland/Aquasplash water park in nearby Biot (10 mins drive or so), a real bonus as we didn't realize there was such fun close at hand. David (the owner) was very helpful both in the build up to the holiday and afterwards, and Lisa (the English-speaking agent) was also lovely to deal with. Thoroughly recommend for a large family or two like us. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous villa in stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Nice airport, collected the hire car and within 20 minutes (following very good directions from David, the owner) were at the Villa. Oh, what an outstanding property, with a superb pool and wonderful views - the photos on the website really do give the true picture. The Villa's amenities were perfect, and the air conditioning was most welcome. The weather was all we could have hoped for during our week's stay. Loved Valbonne, St. Paul de Vence, Antibes and Cannes. The supermarche was only 3 minutes by car but just as easy to cycle down to the Patisserie for the morning croissants and baguettes. Our thanks to David and Cathy for the booking assistance and engaging excellent housekeeping for the changeovers. Would love to make a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb villa with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this superb villa. It was clean, spacious, superbly equipped with everything that a large family/group would want that included a dishwasher, iPod docks, Freesat TV (that is if you wanted to hide yourself away from the views etc!), Weber gas bbq, table tennis table, downstairs fridge and I could go on and on. As the description it is very private with no other property overlooking it and it doesn't overlook other properties either in a very quiet residential area. A salt water pool that didn't leave you smelling of horrible chlorine was cleaned by a robot every night was a great bonus. It was located within a very short drive/cycle of a Carrefour supermarket that had a great range of fresh fish. There was also a really nice patisserie nearby as well and a pharmacy. A ten minute drive took you into the charming village of Valbonne that had a good range of restaurants. The owner and their agent were really easy to deal with and gave some useful hints about the area. Would definitely recommend this place - superb.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding stay

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted by our stay at the Valbonne property. David, the owner, ensured any special request we had could be met. As to the property itself, it is exactly as the ad claims. The swimming pool, amongst others, is outstanding by its cleaning system based on salt and not the usual chlorine chemicals. Staying by the pool is so pleasant that you may reluctantly leave to have a look at the region's numerous other jewels - old medieval villages, etc... Another plus is undoubtedly the small shopping center -including a pharmacy, a bakery and a supermarket - 10 minutes' walk away.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A property quiet and so close to everything

  • 4 of 5

The house was well furnished and comfortable both inside and outside. It was clean and when we had some problem with the parasol or wifi access the owner provide us a solution for everything. The views are spectacular from every level and the area is quiet. We really appreciate the pool and the garden. Another advantage is that the property is close to the supermarket. I would recommend this property to everyone. Thank you very much because our staying was really pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Local domain
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Antibes or Cannes
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Local domain
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Antibes or Cannes
Car: recommended

The Villa is situated between the French villages of Valbonne and Biot surrounded by natural pine forests. Biot is famous for the largest marine park in Europe with dolphins and killer whales. Locally there are many typically Provencal villages such as St Paul de Vence and Valbonne itself display historic charm and excellent restaurants. Local amenities include a supermarket within 10mins walk and local restaurants and bars. Horse riding, tennis, golf and beaches are all located within a 15 min car drive.

Other Activities: Canyoning and tree rope adventure, cycling, walking, mountain biking


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Valbonne, Cote d'Azur - Riviera

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,766.3
Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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