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Unique mix of Provencal charm and cutting edge architecture near Valbonne

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,930 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Private tennis court, 6 large double bedrooms, ocean/village view

This is an exceptional property with a private tennis court, situated in a quiet dominant position, in the heart of the charming village of Le Rouret. It is nestled within a two acre olive grove with beautiful sea views. This stunning house has been renovated and extended to a very high standard and offers a unique mix of an old bergerie extended sympathetically with traditional stone walls, galleried glass hallway and huge full height bay windows over the gardens. It has beautiful mature gardens and lawns, a large swimming pool which can be heated upon request. At the bottom of the garden you have a gate to stroll down to the village centre where you will find Le Clos St Pierre michelin star restaurant, and many other restaurants and bistros, boulangerie, wine bar and other facilitates all within walking distance. A small track at the top of the property leads you to the unspoilt walks of the Camp Romain hillside. Here you have extensive views on one side of the sea and the other side the hilltop village of Gourdon and surrounding mountains.

Caroline Stephenson
Member since: 2016
Speaks French
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Caroline Stephenson

We live between France and London. La Respelido is our home from home in France. We have enjoyed coming here for the last 20 years and never tire of our true paradise set within this wonderful part of the Cote d'Azur. We particularly love the fact that we are close enough to the beaches but also set back from the hectic peak period tourist traffic. We have have the most glorious walks on our doorstep and also quick drive into famous villages such as Mougins, St Paul de Vence, Grasse and many more. Plus we're only half an hour from the airport which is great for picking up our many guests!

Caroline Stephenson purchased this villa in 1999

Why Caroline Stephenson chose Le Rouret

La Respelido is a unique house, in the way that the stunning new addition of glass and stone has been built onto the charming 200 year old Bergerie. Only the best materials have been used to create this exceptional mix of old and new.

It is highly unusual to find a property of such importance , surrounded by two acres of land in the heart of the village. This ensures both privacy and convenience - great to be able to walk to the boulangerie for your fresh bread and croissants in the morning and a selection of fabulous restaurants, including a michelin star.

What makes this villa unique

Own private tennis court, beautiful mature gardens, lawns planted terraces and olive grove of approximately 100 olive trees.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Le Rouret in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Free standing central bath, balcony, double basin units
    master guest bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Ensuite. Two separate basins.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom in old part of the house have all been newly renovated in traditional style with modern Matki showers and basins. All have windows and are ensuite. Bathrooms in new part of the house are all modern with Matki showers, double basins clean fresh look
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , balcony, full height glass windows, stunning modern bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , ground floor bedroom with double doors opening onto garden
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , bed can be two singles, chaise longue and single sofa bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , beautiful top floor beamed bedroom, great for kids
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , pretty beamed bedroom in old part of the house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , large bedroom with balcony, chaise longue
  • All bedrooms have modern ensuite bathrooms. Bedrooms are large and spacious with beautiful furnishings, paintings, rugs. Three bedrooms are traditional with original stone floors and oak beams and renovated to a very high standard. They are in the old part of the house. Three bedrooms are newly built to exacting standards. Furnished with fine furnishings, antiques, painting and vi-spring beds. All are air conditioned
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Unique mix of Provencal charm and cutting edge architecture near Valbonne
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were three families, 11 people in total staying at the house. Everything was fantastic - well appointed, immaculately maintained, and gorgeous. We are already talking about our next trip back to la respelido!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dianne Thank you very much for your great review. We enjoyed having you to stay at La Respelido and would be delighted to welcome you back next year. Caroline
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Absolutely fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have had a better time at this property! The house, and everything in it, was in absolutely perfect condition and exceeded all expectations. Would be the easiest recommendation I've ever given.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house but a bit farther away from the beaches than I expected.

  • 4 of 5

Nice kitchen, spacious grounds and the master suite is well appointed. The owner and staff were great as well. Only downside to me coming from US is understanding the 10km can take 45 minutes in summer here.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Gem in Cote d'Azure

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this property destination enough, suffice to call it a magnet to joy! Previously we had always loved the pleasures of Italy, but on discovering this treasure set in idyllic scenery, we have returned again and again to the enchanting La Respelido.

The property is a delightful mix of old French traditional charm and new cutting edge architecture. This contrast of styles successfully unites both aesthetics and function; often a difficult call for contemporary design.

The olive grove, wildflower meadow, patio garden terrace with lavender and rosemary (perfect for butterflies in summer!), swimming pool and the tennis court make the exterior pleasures of the house as great as the comforts offered inside.

It is always spotlessly clean and well-maintained. The owner, in the few times we have needed to make contact, has always been delightful and helpful - offering excellent customer service.

There are many local attractions and the big cities of Nice and Cannes are nearby, as are local walks into the mountains with fabulous views.

I wholeheartedly recommend this holiday property for a wonderful vacation guaranteed to ensure glorious memories.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We are always delighted to hear that you have had another super holiday at Respelido. We would love to welcome you again next year!
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Truly a paradise

  • 5 of 5

La Respelido is truly a paradise. From the moment you drive in you are surrounded by beautiful flowering terraces and an abundance of olive trees and lawns. This stunning house has so much to offer, especially with its own tennis court and great space for entertaining, our friends were very impressed especially with its architectural design. All the rooms are huge and beautifully presented. It was great for the kids too, having such a lot of flat lawns for them to run around and kick a ball. We also loved being able to walk into the village and highly recommend Le Clos St Pierre and the Bistro du Clos, and being able to stroll down to the village in the morning to get fresh bread and croissant. Some of our more energetic guests explored the fantastic walks which are literally at the back of the house. I would highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a lovely holiday at Respelido and welcome you back any time.
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Magnifique !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés de merveilleuses vacances à la villa Respelido. L'annonce et les prestations décrites sont conformes. La villa se situe proche de tous les plus beaux villages de la régions. Luxe, calme, beauté sont les mots qui caractérisent cet endroit.Merci à la gentillesse de la propriétaire, l'écoute et la convivialité de Min qui nous a reçu, la discrétion du gardien. Nous recommandons cette location et nous pensons y revenir prochainement. Laurent C.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nice, half an hour away
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Grande Bastide, 5 minutes by car
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Auron, Isola
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

A short walk behind the house you have the beautiful walks of the Camp Romain hillsides. These will take you all the way to Bar sur Loup if you want. We are 20 mins drive from the historic hilltop villages of St Paul de Vence, Gourdon and Mougins - famous for the Impressionist painters. The famous perfumeries of Grasse are 15 minutes drive away. Of course for the foodies we have the famous michelin star restaurant Le Clos st Pierre in the village (must make a reservation) and it's new addition the Bistrot du Clos. We even now have an excellent Indian takeaway for a relaxed night on the terrace, all a moments walk away. At Bar sur Loup, 20 minutes away, you will find the exciting Gorge du Loup where you can trek down to the bottom and experience canyoneering or take a picnic and relax beside cascading water and amazing rock pools - this is a must for the kids.

We have many excellent golf clubs in the area, horse riding and of course your own tennis court.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July/August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
September 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £3,000
extra cleaning per hour £20

Ten hours of cleaning per week, plus weekly change of linen included. Pool heating extra cost of £200 per week.
Tennis racquets included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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