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Janet Hamilton

Member since: 2003
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Speaks English, We can communicate in writing in most languages

Charming home in perfect location! Views, garden, terrace, balcony, shared pool

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Nice Area - Jasmin Villa, St Paul de Vence

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 WC, living/dining room, garden, terrace, balcony, pool

If you are seeking a charming home with character in a quiet location with wonderful views yet close to a beautiful village and all the sites and sounds of the Riviera, then Jasmin Villa could be the perfect choice for you!

About the property (inside): Jasmin villa has been lovingly re-furbished 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 satellite channels, Apple TV or the internet using the 'Film On' app so you need a laptop/ipad or smart phone to access television). There is a DVD player, a selection of DVD's and books. Wifi is provided. French doors lead out onto the garden beyond. 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. We keep a supply of tea, coffee, condiments, aluminium foil, cling film, toilet roll and paper towels for guest convenience. There is a small casual eating area. 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 with views up to St Paul. 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 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.

About the property (outside) : Jasmin villa has a small private garden of jasmin (French spelling), lemon trees and flowers. A private balcony and upper terrace offer unsurpassed views up to the village of St Paul and the mountains behind. There is plenty of outside space 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. The location of the villa is private and quiet. There is only one other villa adjoining it and a small apartment out of sight, beside the pool.

About the location: Our much-loved holiday home is situated in an exclusive, gated, hilltop domaine of private one bedroom and two bedroom residences. 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. It 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 sight, beside 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 recommendations for your stay.

We have a number of other holiday rental properties: St Paul de Vence, www.homeaway.co.uk/18909, Dundrum Ireland: www.homeaway.co.uk/86767, Rose Cottage, Greyabbey, Ireland: www.homeaway.co.uk/1130644.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janet Hamilton (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks English, We can communicate in writing in most languages

About Janet Hamilton

Jasmin Villa is owned by my husband and I. We have 2 children aged 4 and 7 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 Nice Area

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time - thank you. The villa was just as we had hoped , coupled with the weather and the perfect scenery it was just what we needed. Jayne and Peter Snaith
Aug 2010
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based on 47 holidaymaker reviews

Charming home in perfect location! Views, garden, terrace, balcony, shared pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

Wonderful property with superb views.

  • 5 of 5

Jasmine Villa is a lovely place to stay and we quickly felt at home! The property is delightful, well equipped and surpassed our expectations. We loved the garden for relaxing and eating al fresco!! The location is wonderful, an easy walk to St. Paul de Vence, so not to be missed!! We enjoyed a couple of meals there; and so handy for the bus to Nice. It was also very reassuring to know that if any problems occurred, the concierge, Rachel, was only a phone call away. Thank you for a very memorable holiday.

Jane & Tony

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such delightful guests Tony and Jane. I'm so pleased you felt at home at the villa and enjoyed the peaceful garden and views. We're looking forward to welcoming you back!
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada

An amazing property in an incredible area

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the opportunity to stay at this property for 6 weeks over Christmas and January. Wow! The photographs do a great job of showing off its features but when you walk in and experience first hand it is even more spectacular. The location is phenominal sitting on top of a little hilltop as part of what use to be a hotel complex with spectacular 360 views. The villa itself is on the north side of the property and has amazing views of St Paul de Vence and the mountains behind it. The villa is beautifully appointed reflecting the charm and style of the provence. Janet the owner was a pleasure to work with, very responsive and we were suprised she even had a litttle christmas tree setup for us! Nothing like walking in and having a bottle of wine waiting for you! Watching the sun come up and hit the mountains and hill towns each morning from your bed was quite the treat. We were also very pleasantly surprised with how much there is to see and do in the area (100km radius). After 6 weeks we litterally felt we still had so much more that we could do. Besides Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, and St Tropez, there are dozens of little villages, each with their own old world charm to explore. We also greatly enjoyed the many hiking trails. Lots along the sea front, even more in the hills, and spectacular hikes up in the mountains. This villa was a perfect place from which we could do all our daily excursions or just sit back and relax and be very comfortable. We would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you and Marj to stay Stefan and to get to know you through the course of your holiday with news on your many adventures. I appreciate all the recommendations you sent and have updated the information pack so our future guests can benefit from your discoveries - especially with regard to walks and hikes in the area. We hope to welcome you back again next year for more winter sunshine and adventures!
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at Jasmin Villa. Thankfully, Janet was able to accommodate us at the last minute as we literally asked the day before. The place was clean, warm and completely welcoming. Janet supplied us with a high chair, which we requested. And while she arranged for a babysitter, we decided to spend our four nights in because we just enjoyed being there so much.

I have to add that every single time I walked out the front door, I stopped to admire the gorgeous view. You could see it from the upstairs balconies as well, but it was a bit too chilly to sit out on them in November.

Thank you again for such a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to be able to welcome you at short notice Leslie and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the villa and those incredible views and felt so at home during your stay. It was a pleasure having you as our guests.
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A beautiful, peaceful and romantic environment.

  • 5 of 5

A feast for the spirit and the eye. The majestic mountains, rolling hills, and the proud old city of Saint Paul - still standing guard over the valley.

We spend days reading, playing chess or cards, or just relaxing at the villa. The décor is beautifully done - we loved the old photos and the huge mirror in the living/dining area.

We did visit a few very interesting places, and had the most delicious Osso Buco at La Verrerie de Biot, a very special Sunday lunch at Hotel le Saint Paul, and lovely crêpes at La Malouine in Grasse. We drove through Monaco (on the bus!), and had a good laugh at Marineland in Antibes. St Paul was full of surprises with it's medieval secrets still looming...

Although we hired a car, we also used the train to get around. There are pattisseries, boulangeries as well as supermarkets where we could buy everything we needed for our stay - 5 minutes drive from Jasmin Villa.

It truly was an unforgettable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such wonderful feedback Margaretha. It pleases us greatly when our guests have such a memorable holiday. Thank you for all the recommendations. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again to re-live those special memories of your visit.
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beautiful, charming villa with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We koved villa Jasmin as it has heart and soul in every corner. A great place to unwind in a wonderful environment and area with great possibilities for excursions. But instead of rushing out to a restautant on our last evening we preferred to stay home for coziness. Janet our host was very thoughtful and present when having quesions. We would always come back here if Jasmin is available. We can highly recommend this beautiful villa and complex. Thank you - you made our stay so memorable! Steffi and Peter Ortmann

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind and thoughtful comments Steffi. I'm delighted that you and Peter had such a lovely time and that Jasmin Villa was a "cosy home" for you both during your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back some day.
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Country French at its best

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an authentic Country French experience..Jasmin Villa is where you want to be..I fell in love with Jasmin, the moment I saw it on Utube. Its just as you see it there.

The villa is opened and inviting.

Janet Hamilton has done everything to make your time there, one to remember.

The villa is so warm when you first enter it, and you can feel the love that has been put into making it a special place to live.

The kitchen is just as lovely and it was so much fun to cook in it...as I did most every night...country French, of course.

The bedrooms upstairs were typical Country French..beautifully done..You can open the double doors and allow the beautiful flower scents to engulf the bedroom.

Beautiful bathroom with a large tub and shower

St.Paul is 20 minutes away , walking...5 minutes by car.

Every view from Jasmin is beautiful..St Paul is visable from all of them..having your own private garden is a plus.

The pool is very close by. A short walk behind the villa.

My husband and I had dear friends very close by..they pretty much kept us on the go...you can go to Grasse, to see where and how our perfume is made.....

Its a beautiful well kept house that I would recommend to anyone looking for the Country French experience.

I love that area of France , and most certainly hope to return to Jasmin Villa.

Thankyou Janet

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such glowing feedback Valerie. It was our pleasure having you and Mike to stay. I'm thrilled that Jasmin Villa was the perfect base for your holiday and your kind comments on the villa are very much appreciated. It give us great pleasure when guests enjoy their stay and we most certainly look forward to welcoming you both back again some day.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
St Paul de Vence
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Cagnes Sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Cagnes Sur Mer
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
St Paul de Vence
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Cagnes Sur Mer
Car: recommended

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 half an hour's 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).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in St-Paul-de-Vence, Nice Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid season
26 Mar 2016 - 27 May 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
28 May 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak season
25 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
3 Sep 2016 - 7 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
8 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

The rental price includes taxe sejour, bed linen, towels, pool towels and tea towels and many of the essential supplies you are likely to need. There is an additional laundry/ final cleaning charge of €130 for 2 guests, €150 for 3 guests and €170 for 4 guests 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 which will be returned within 7 days of departure, subject to no major damage.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nice Area in Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Cloakroom - Toilet
  • Large fully-tiled bathroom with bath and mixer-taps. Separate walk-in shower Downstairs WC and basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 1 has a kingsize bed, built-in wardrobe with shelving and a free-standing mirror. There are French doors which open to a lovely balcony with seating and woodland/valley views. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. There is a stunning antique armoire. The bedroom opens up onto a terrace with a wrought iron table and chairs which enjoys stunning views up to the village of St Paul de Vence. Both bedrooms have fans to keep you cool in summer and electric heaters for warmth in winter. A cot for babies/toddlers is available.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Jasmin Villa is stylishly furnished. Two upstairs bedrooms with coronets provide romantic ambiance. Each bedroom has access to either terrace or balcony with wrought iron tables and chairs and with magnificent views over St Paul and the mountains. The bathroom with bath and a large walk-in shower is fully tiled. There is a further WC downstairs. The spacious living room has flat screen TV and a DVD player. Bring your laptop, ipad or smart phone to access Apple TV through your iTunes account. A separate, Provençal-style kitchen with all modern appliances is well equipped for cooking. The French double doors from the living room open onto a paved and private garden with lemon and orange trees, table and chairs, parasol and sun beds where you can dine and spend many enjoyable and restful hours. Outside the villa, there is private parking space for 2 cars. The large shared swimming pool close by has sun-loungers and parasols.

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