About the property
- House861 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 WC, living/dining room, garden, terrace, balcony, pool
Jasmin Villa is a charming home perfectly located for you to enjoy to the very best of the Riviera. If you are seeking a home with character in a quiet area with wonderful views yet close to a beautiful village then Jasmin Villa could be the perfect choice for you! We welcome families, couples and even dogs!
Jasmin is a petit, semi-detached villa with a private courtyard garden of jasmin (French spelling), shrubs and flowers with woodland beyond. The garden, upstairs balcony and large terrace offer unsurpassed views up to the village of St Paul and the mountains behind. All outdoor spaces are private to the villa, ideal for enjoying a meal, sunbathing or relaxing in the shade. Both the terrace and garden are paved and have wrought iron tables and chairs. We also have a comfy outdoor seating set (sofa and chairs) in the courtyard garden where we guarantee you’ll enjoy your morning coffee as you take in the views!
Inside the villa has been lovingly furnished in a Provençal/'shabby chic' style with unique and charming pieces all sourced locally from brocantes and antique shops. There is a spacious living/dining room with a large sofa, 2 chairs and a dining table with 4 chairs. For your entertainment there is a flat screen TV with a range of English-speaking satellite channels and Apple TV. There is a DVD player, a selection of DVD's and books. Wifi is provided. French doors lead out onto the courtyard garden which has a table and chairs and comfortable lounge seating area. A small separate kitchen is well equipped with a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven and ceramic hob and microwave. We know many of our guests enjoy cooking so we provide a wide range of pots, pans, dishes and cooking utensils. There is a small casual eating area for two. There is also a downstairs WC with wash-hand basin and a washing machine and a hallway with a writing desk. An iron, ironing board, clothes horse, vacuum cleaner and cleaning materials are provided. The staircase (fitted with a handrail) leads upstairs to two double bedrooms, one with a balcony and the other with a large terrace, both with breathtaking views up to St Paul and air conditioning to ensure you have a good night’s sleep during the hot summer months. One bedroom has a king size bed, fitted wardrobe with built in shelves, the other two twin single beds and a large authentic French armoire. There are mirrors in both rooms. Additional pillows and blankets are available if required. We provide free-standing fans/ air conditioning in the bedrooms for the heat in summer and wall fitted electric heaters which are very effective in the winter. There is a fully-tiled bathroom with bath and shower head, a separate walk-in shower and an electric towel rail. A hairdryer is provided.
Our home is situated in an exclusive, gated, hilltop domaine of private one bedroom and two bedroom residences. There are 20 properties in total and approximately half of them are holiday rentals. It was formerly a hotel and in it's hey day competed with the Columbe D'Or! It is located in a prime but quiet semi-rural position on the Cote D’Azur between Nice & Antibes yet only 10 minutes drive from the airport and just 15-20 minutes walk to the stunning medieval village of St Paul de Vence. Domaine du Piol has a lot of history and character and enjoys an elevated position surrounded by woodland with views over the valley below. There is a large, shared pool which gets the sun all day with sun loungers, parasols and an outdoor shower. The pool is just around the corner from the villa but out of sight. The location of the villa is private, quiet and secure. There is only one other villa adjoining it and a small apartment out of view, under the pool.
We want you to thoroughly enjoy your stay so we have tried to think of everything so you will be as comfortable as possible. If there is anything we can organise in advance of your stay it would be our pleasure to do that for you. Our concierge can also organise 'meet and greet', shopping, taxi services. cleaning/laundry changes and baby sitting if required. A comprehensive information pack includes lots of helpful recommendations for your stay.
***PLEASE NOTE: rental fees do not include cleaning/laundry charges which are payable to the concierge on departure ***
CANCELLATION: Any payment will be returned in full once the villa is re-booked. In most cases that has been possible with sufficient notice. We recommend you are fully insured in case you can no longer travel.
We have a number of other holiday rental properties: Dundrum, Northern Ireland: www.homeaway.co.uk/86767, Rose Cottage, Lilac Tree Cottage and Foxglove Cottage, Greyabbey, Northern Ireland, www.homeaway.co.uk/1130644
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How to get to our villa....
The Villa is 15 minutes drive from Nice Airport. Our information pack contains detailed directions from the airport. Once you come off the A8 motorway our villa is just 4.5km away! Well known car hire companies operate from the airport, weekly hire for a 4 door compact car with air conditioning, is approx £180-£200 per week, in high season, we would recommend that you book in advance. A car is recommended for this area, although not absolutely necessary. Taxis are available at the airport, cost approx 70 euros to the Villa. We can organise a taxi for you at discounted rates.
The Villa is 10 minutes drive to the pebble beach of Cagnes Sur Mer, 20 minutes drive to Nice and the beaches on the famous Promenade Des Anglais, also 25 minutes to Antibes/Juan les Pins (with fabulous white sand beaches) , 40 minutes to Cannes, and 45 minutes to Monaco, with the magnificent coast road drive, from Nice to Monaco. The beach resorts of St Tropez, St Raphael and St Maxime are within 2 hours drive. We recommend taking a ferry from St Maxime to St Tropez to avoid the traffic during the summer. The market in St Tropez is on a Tuesday.
The Villa is 15-20 minutes walk from the medieval village of St Paul De Vence, and only 3 minutes drive. You are 10 minutes drive to the next small town of Vence, with its daily markets, and old town. Nice is 20 minutes drive with its famous Promenade Des Anglais and food markets most days (antiques market on Sunday). Cannes is 35-40 minutes drive, Monaco 45 minutes on the A8 motorway, or take all day exploring the coast road, and its many villages, coastal towns, and beaches. If you would like to travel the coast by train it is easy to do so by parking in Cagnes Sur Mer station (10 minutes drive away). We would recommend this if you wish to visit Monaco or Cannes as the stations are central and it helps you avoid traffic and car parking charges.
St Paul De Vence, is a beautiful medieval walled village, renowned for the famous Colombe d"Or restaurant which is adorned by art works of Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani and Bracque, that over the years have been left to the owners "allegedly " in lieu of payment. The area is renowned for its art, exhibitions & luminous light that drew the artists here. St Paul also boasts some of the most interesting art studios, and interesting mix of boutiques. Our villa is an excellent base to explore Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Monaco, Italy, St Tropez, and the surrounding picturesque medieval villages of Vence, Tourrettes, Gourdon, St Jeannet and more.
Special Interest Holidays
There are excellent golf facilities near Cannes and Mougins approx 30 minutes drive away. You can hire bikes through Velo Bleu and roller blades on Cagnes Sur Mer promenade (10 minutes drive) and Nice Promenade (20minutes drive). If you enjoy canoeing/kayaking, you can hire canoes at La Colle Sur Loup and from Villeneuve Leubet - just 10 minutes drive away. You can also play tennis over at La Colle Sur Loup.
You can take wine tours (there is a tour which can pick you up from the villa). The biggest vineyards are approximately an hour away. There is also a small vineyard across the way from the domaine and you can call them to arrange a visit!
Winter, sun and sports close by, skiing at Greolieres (40) minutes.
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- English, We can communicate in writing in most languages
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Janet Hamilton
Jasmin Villa is owned by my husband and I. We have 2 children aged 11 and 9 years. My husband is an artist and I am self-employed. I manage this villa and our other rental properties in Ireland. I also work freelance as a management consultant within the voluntary sector. We live in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Our other rental properties are 'Bayview' Dundrum, Ireland, listing no. 86767, 'Rose Cottage' Greyabbey, Ireland, listing no. 1130644 and 'Mimosa Villa', also in St Paul de Vence, listing no. 18909. We pride ourselves in offering a 'home from home' experience for our guests by ensuring our properties are comfortable, stylish and well equipped.
Janet Hamilton purchased this House in 2010
Why Janet Hamilton chose Saint Paul de Vence
My husband and I fell in love with this property when we first rented it in 2005 and were thrilled when it came up for sale several years later. The views up to the beautiful village of St Paul de Vence are breath-taking and there's nothing we enjoy more than sitting on the terrace or in the garden savouring the views of the village and mountains and enjoying its very beautiful and peaceful green surroundings. The villa is located in a historic domaine which feels rather like a little hamlet. It has a lot of character and charm. We are fortunate on the domaine to have a large, beautiful pool with lovely views right down the hillside to the sea. The domaine enjoys a fantastic elevated position and is surrounded by woodland. Despite its semi-rural location all the delights of the Riviera are only a short drive away.
What makes this House unique
Without doubt the views of St Paul de Vence are very special and we guarantee will capture your heart! The villa is situated in a very peaceful and private location surrounded by woodland. The large communal swimming pool is right around the corner - just a short stroll from the villa. We have taken great pride in renovating the villa in a delightful provencal style with lovely pieces sourced from the local brocantes and antique markets. We take pride in presenting our villa to a high standard and we hope we have thought of everything to ensure that our guests stay is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We have many returning guests - which is a good sign that we must be doing something right!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Beautiful house, great location.
We enjoyed our time here very much. The house is very close to St Paul de Vence and also convenient for car or train trips to nearby resorts on the Côte d’Azur. Just down the road is a new shopping mall which is excellent.
We liked the fact that the domaine where the villa is situated is off the road, gated and tranquil. There is a nice little terrace area outside for dining and also balconies upstairs with picture postcard views.
We were there in winter so the pool was closed but it looks lovely and we would like to return in summer.
We had everything we needed, the villa was very well equipped and furnished with taste and the owner was in contact several times to make sure our trip was going well.
We will definitely return.
Thanks for your kind comments Ruth. We enjoyed having you to stay and I’m delighted that you had a great holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back in the summer next time!
We had a wonderful time there! Thankyou Janet.
The property is well equipped, wonderful location and the village has everything you need!!
I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and your anniversary celebrations. It was a pleasure having you as our guests.
Jasmin Villa is a wonderful, peaceful home base while you explore a beautiful area of France.
We have just returned from a GREAT vacation in the Alpes-Maritimes Region - the highlight of which was our choice of Jasmin Villa as our home for 2 weeks.
Jasmin Villa is every bit, and more, of what it is described to be. The Villa is remarkably well furnished and equipped. The courtyard, balcony and terrace are perfect, and we never tired of the amazing views of the countryside and St. Paul. It was a wonderful, quiet and relaxing place to return to after a day of exploring a beautiful part of France.
In particular, dealing with Janet was an absolute delight!!!! We can't thank her enough for the attention, assistance and advice she provided - which commenced on the 1st day we contacted her inquirying about availability, and continued until we had reluctantly concluded our vacation. We only wish we had been able to meet and thank her in person.
Jasmin Villa was a great find for us and we cannot recommend it highly enough.
Natalie and Bob Schnell,
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
I’m very touched by your kind comments Natalie and Bob. It was our pleasure to have you to stay at Jasmin Villa and I’m thrilled that you had such a special holiday. Looking forward to welcoming you both next time.
Fabulous well-equipped and tastefully decorated home
Well-located house with excellent swimming pool (although it's a shame that the pool furniture isn't a bit nicer).
A 20-minute stroll along the road to St Paul and within easy reach of Nice and Antibes.
Some beautiful villages in the mountains nearby.
Thank you for your kind comments Helen. We enjoyed having you to stay. We're fortunate to have such a large shared pool with a fabulous sunny aspect - great for diving and swimming lengths as well as that perfect cool down on hot sunny days! I'm pleased to say that the pool furniture is all scheduled for replacement so be sure to come back and enjoy another great holiday with us.
A perfect blend of quiet and calm with convenient cooking, washing and dining facilities, all dressed with understated charm, traditional framed views and intriguing images, vintage black and white photographs and the curious company of a young woman's head in clay peering in from the bathroom window ledge! Waking up to the amazing light and opening the doors onto the bedroom balcony for a stunning view of the village of St. Paul de Vence and the surrounding countryside. Villa Jasmin is beautiful, homely, efficient, flexible and ideally situated to experience the best of all that is on offer on the Cote d'Azur.
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We're very touched by your kind comments. It means a lot to us when guests enjoy and appreciate the villa. We are looking forward to welcoming you and Paul back.
A spacious most confortable, well equiped villa.
Our stay at Jasmin Villa was our most wonderful vacation in France over a fifteen year period. The website was extremely accurate and comprehensive, and dealing with Janet was the most accomodating we have had .Janets ever willing and ready offers of assistance, if needed were most reassuring and the visitors pack absolutely full of helpful information. From day 1 we talked about going back and are still discussing this to date at home.
I'm so thrilled by your kind and thoughtful comments David. We loved having you and Eileen to stay and I know you're finalising your dates for returning next year so we'll look forward to welcoming you back again.
Location: Jasmin Villa enjoys a semi-rural location with stunning mountain and village views. It is ideally situated as a base for visiting the French Riviera and exploring the seaside resorts of Nice, Antibes, Cannes and St. Tropez as well as the historic mountain villages nearby. The most famous, St. Paul de Vence is within easy walking distance (15-20 mins approximately). This medieval village with its ramparts and cobbled streets, described as the most beautiful village in France, was once the home of many famous artists such as Chagal, Renoir & Mastisse and its association with art is still seen today with its magnificent art shops and galleries. The world class museum Fondation Maeght and renowned restaurant Le Colombe D'Or are both within walking distance.
The villa is just 5 minutes drive to the large supermarket of Leclerc and the fabulous new Polygone Riviera Shopping Centre with a fabulous selection of shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. There are a number of leading stores there including Printemps.
Monte Carlo is 45 minutes drive, with the Italian border and Southern Alps both just 40 minutes away. The renowned ski resort of Isola 2000 is an hour's drive. The popular seaside resort of St Tropez can be reached in 1.5 hours (longer in summer).
Other Activities: Excellent Golf courses near Cannes/Mougins within 30 minutes drive, bike hire and cycling on the promenade at Nice, (20 minutes away) tennis courts and kayaking close by at La Colle Sur Loup (10 minutes drive), wine tours (just over an hour away).
Additional pricing information
The rental price includes taxe sejour, bed linen, towels, pool towels and tea towels. We have reduced our prices to reflect the website fee paid on booking and our laundry/ final cleaning charge which is payable on departure. The charges are €130 for 2 guests (1 bedroom used) , €150 for 3 guests (double bed and one single bed) and €170 for 4 guests (all beds used) to be left in cash on departure. For stays of 3 weeks or more the cleaning/laundry charge is €200. Additional cleaning/linen changes during your stay can be arranged and paid for locally through our concierge. The damage deposit is £300 is retained by Homeaway and will be returned to the card with which you paid within 7 days of departure, subject to no major damage.