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An apartment in an authentic Provençal fortified town nestled within the nature.

Bedrooms 1
Space 495 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

In the heights of Vence, 2 bedroom apartment tastefully decorated, garden level, in an authentic fortified town nestled within the nature. You will enjoy a wonderful view of the French Riviera. True haven of peace.

All comfort apartment. Bedroom with a 160 cm bed living room with a 140 cm sofa-bed for sleeping well, large walk-in closet, fully fitted kitchen (washing machine, dishwasher, oven, micro-wave...) Bathroom with bathtub. TV with DVD player. High speed internet access. Cot available. All the linen is provided (sheets, bath towels, tea towels and table linen). Beautiful garden with a variety of Mediterranean plants (olive trees, lemon trees, orange trees, fig trees, oleanders, lavenders...) and a wooded area. Garden furniture and loungers. The property has its own private parking space. 5 min from Vence's historic centre, where the South Evenings festival takes place in summer and 20 min from the beaches. Departure point of several walks. All services within 5 minutes.

More Details

Isabelle Perrin
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have just returned home having stayed at this lovely apartment for two weeks. There is a bit of a climb in the car to the apartment but well worth it for the fantastic views you have from the very private garden. The owners of the property are very helpful and very respectful of your privacy. The apartment is well equipped and is most comfortable. The apartment is close to Vence where there is a fantastic supermarket and St Paul de Vence, a hilltop village, is a must visit. There is a bus service from Vence to Nice which only costs one and a half euros. The apartment is based in a wonderful area, plenty to see if you want to leave the view you already have. You can see Nice and Antibes in the distance and all the way to the Mediterranean. We thoroughly recommend this apartment and hope to return one day."

Margaret and Tony

Canning Vale

May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vence in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • mas
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 1 queen bed 160x200), 1 baby bed, 1 sofa bed (140x200) The room is decorated in the Provencal style. Dressing room facilities.
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • Bowling center
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Garden furniture. Sunbeds with mattresses and cushions.


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An apartment in an authentic Provençal fortified town nestled within the nature.
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely VRBO for 9 days. It was an excellent place that gave us a base to travel to many large and small towns in the general area. The home was very clean and had everything I needed for cooking at home some evenings. Isabelle and Alin were wonderful hosts that gave us many options of places to visit. The rose gardens were a great way to unwind after a full day of site seeing. I would highly recommend their apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far from the madding crowd....but not too far

  • 5 of 5

Driving up the winding road from Vence centre you climb higher and the views get better and eventually you arrive at La Bastide des pins. It's a perfect setting and Alain and Isabelle the ideal hosts full of suggestions about what to visit. The apartment was spotless and well equipped with everything we needed. That winding road to Vence isn't too far and a lovely walk in the morning, as was the forest trail into the hills in the other direction. After the busy galleries and museums returning to the apartment was so relaxing. Recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lexington, MA

Modern Apartment with Private Garden, Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this well-equipped apartment high above Vence. The hosts are very lovely and eager to share their knowledge of the area and attend to every request. On a clear day the view from the apartment's private outside area is amazing, and even in fog, dramatic. Lots of flowers and lucky for us, profuse, fragrant wisteria in bloom, added to the pleasure of the setting. We took lots of day trips and enjoyed returning to eat a home-cooked meal outside, watching the lights twinkle below, or enjoy one of the many excellent restaurants in Vence. The old town of Vence is fun to walk around and less touristy than many others in the area. The house was further from the town than we had envisioned, requiring lots of tight turns and are-we-there-yet moments, and driving time for day trips. The positive side of this is the peace and quiet of the location and the proximity to hiking paths.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Falmouth, MA

Paradise in the South of France!

  • 5 of 5

When my husband and I first arrived, our hosts Isabelle and Alain, greeted us warmly and showed us around their breathtakingly beautiful property~where we stayed for a week! The gardens and view of the Med are spectacular-day and night (at night I would often get up to see the lights of Antibes and Cannes twinkling in the distance)! The cottage is charming, well- appointed, well-equipped, comfortable (the bed and linens are luxurious) cosy and romantic. It's in a great area~ don't miss: St. Paul de Vence ( 10 minutes away), Monaco (exciting but crazy busy), St Tropez (take the ferry from St Maxime), and Antibes (on Thursday for Market day). This little piece of paradise is hard to find and up a very steep hill via a tiny road with hairpin turns but once you get there you will never want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow was our first impression of this wonderful bastide. Even though it was pouring rain & light was fading when we arrived, Alain, Isabelle & that amazing view were there to welcome us.

There is so much that we loved about Le Bastide des Pins - the wonderful hosts, the view from Nice to the Bay of Cannes (and sometimes Corsica), the tranquility, the many interesting places to visit (6 weeks was not long enough!), the hiking possibilities & the well equipped accommodation. We also appreciated the secure parking right outside our door and enjoyed sitting out in the front garden basking in the sunshine (yes - in January) with the birds singing and the scent of mimosa wafting in the air.

We highly recommend Le Bastide des Pins.

Isabelle & Alain, thank you for a wonderful 6 weeks. We hope to see you again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Bastide des Pins October 2013

  • 5 of 5

We have had the pleasure to stay at "La Bastide des Pins" for three weeks in October 2013

First we want to mention that the owners are truly nice and helpful people. One example of that is when we had the bad luck to get a small screw into one of our tyres resulting in a flat tyre.Where that screw was hidden on the roads in Provence is still a mystery. However ,even if it was on a Saturday afternoon and guests were coming the owners helped us to change tyres !

We made many trips by car in the beautiful surroundings. Our favourite discovery was the little town Entrevaux in the Valley of Var. Another favourite was Gourdon perched on a high cliff overlooking the landscape below and the Mediterranian Sea.

We were also impressed by the coast line between Cannes ans St Raphael.

"La Bastide des Pins" is also an excellent starting point for hikes in the mountains. For instance you can walk for less than two hours to Tourrettes-sur-Loup, have a nice lunch there and walk back home.

We enjoyed our appartment that contained all we needed and we adored our garden where we could enjoy some of our meals with the fantastic view over the Sea.

For our "daily" shopping we went to Leclerc in Vence where we found all the food and drink we needed.For more variety we went to Auchan in Grasse a couple of times.

For gifts to bring home we drove to the more exclusive CAP3000 in St Laurent very close to Nice.

We really enjoyed our stay and we are coming back!

Thomas, Ingerid and Dallas (our little dog)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Nice Côte D'Azur
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Car: recommended

Close To

St Paul De Vence : 6 km

Cannes : 25 km

Sea: 11 km

Shops: 2 km

City centre: 2 km

Vence is a charming Provençal village with small streets, picturesque squares, many fountains and markets for local producers. Vence is well known thanks to many painters and sculptors that lived there (Arman, Cesar, Matisse, Chagall).

Near all tourist sites of the Riviera, Provencal markets and perched villages. Saint Paul de Vence, with its art galleries and the MAEGHT foundation, Tourettes-sur-Loup, Haut de Cagnes with its castle, the lovely Cros de Cagnes fishing harbour, the old town of Nice, the Bay of Angels and its fantastic Saleya market, Antibes, its citadel and old remparts, Cannes and its festivals, without forgetting the hinterland with its many hiking trails within the well preserved nature.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vence, Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35.04

Une caution de 380 euros est demandée et restituée le jour du départ après un contrôle des lieux.
Les arrivées des locataires s'effectuent à partir de 16 heures et les départs à partir de 11 heures.
Les arrivées et départs s'effectuent du samedi au samedi.

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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