Stay with us if you want:
- A typical French villa
- VERY EASY walking distance to St Paul (3 minutes walk maximum - la Colombe d'Or is just there)
- Pool & ample outdoor space
- Parking & easy access (avoiding the headache of driving into the stone village itself)
There are only a handful of St Paul properties that fit this special niche!
La Lauriere is located just 2 minutes walk from Saint Paul de Vence's center village, known for its arts, views, the Fondation Maeght, and la Colombe d'Or. This typical villa has all the charm one should find to enjoy life in the Cote d'Azur.
Secured parking is available for two cars within the property, which is secured by electronic gates. The private street itself also has an electronic gate which is accessed by a code.
The "Main Floor" has a large open-plan kitchen that opens towards the terrace, pool, and garden. You can harvest rosemary by reaching out the kitchen window. The upper garden has views to the Mediterranean and is reached by stone steps escorted by lavender on one side and orange and lemon trees on the other. We have a gardener two days per week all year round, and with some luck you will find the house and poolside awash in periwinkle blossoms or perhaps our small vegetable garden will offer some courgette flowers or ripe tomatoes during your stay.
On the opposite side of the Main Floor, there is a large living room that opens onto another terrace - which is covered in grape vines and sometimes laden with grapes themselves - yard, and rose garden. There are also three balconies on the Main Floor.
In total, La Lauriere has 4 dedicated bedrooms. On the "1st Floor" (up one flight of stairs), all three bedrooms have huge king-sized beds and en suite bathrooms, as well as balconies. The "Pool View" bedroom has a view to the Alps and over the near valley as well as an extra twin day bed where a child could sleep. Its bathroom has a combination bath/shower.
The "St Paul View" bedroom has a nice view of the perched village of St Paul and overlooks the terrace and rose garden. You can almost reach an olive tree from one of the two balconies. This bedroom has a separate bath and shower.
The "Valley View" bedroom has a terrace with a view through the trees across the valley. Its bathroom has a shower.
The "Ground Floor" (one flight down from the main floor) has one bedroom with 2 twin beds.
There is an additional large downstairs den. This "Bonus Room" also has a large TV and a dedicated built-in work space, perfect to separate oneself from the rest of the house if some work needs to be done. The twin bedroom and bonus room share a bathroom with an extra wide (for France!) tub/shower and brand new appliances. The Ground Floor's windows open to a pathway and staircase that offers direct access to the pool and gardens.
The pool will give you and your family a sense of fun and refreshment after a day sightseeing or at the beach. Don't forget to light it up at night for a teal glow as you use the BBQ grill and eat al fresco on the large mosaic table.
AC is available in all bedrooms and has been newly installed.
Linen and towels are provided and full cleaning is done after your departure. Cleaning is usually required one time per week during your stay.
Please contact us with any questions.
PS If you are coming during high or shoulder season, we suggest booking a lunch or dinner - or both - at the Colombe d'Or at your earliest convenience! Sip & dine with in the presence of Calder, Dufy, Matisse, Picasso, Cesar, and more --- and then walk less than five minutes back to your home for the night.