Perched on a hill overlooking Nice, historic stone farmhouse with lovely views of the Mediterranean and surrounding hills. The property faces south & is seated on a very old olive grove on an acre of land. Originally a Roman watchtower, our entirely renovated 'mas Provençal' was built in several stages over the centuries, and is steeped with character & charm. The house is an ideal family holiday home, with lots of outdoor and indoor space, including a big heatable swimming pool, a swing set, fruit trees (including delicious figs in August), a ping pong table and barbecue. The garden is perfectly safe for children & the land is protected by a wall and intercom for visitors. Tennis courts are 5 minutes away 7 the seaside is just 15 minutes down the road. Lots of mountain hiking and climbing too.
- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Jul 2018
About Edgar Montana
Hi, I'm an american artist, living in France for the past 35 years with my wife and family.
Edgar Montana purchased this Villa in 1998
Why Edgar Montana chose Nice
Tons of character and charm, in a lovely setting, shaded by hundred year old olive and cypress trees.
What makes this Villa unique
Beautiful setting with view of the sea, heated pool, a unique historic stone farmhouse dating back to the roman period, including genuine medieval fireplaces.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing historical home and property!
Antica Serena was a wonderful home base for four friends exploring the region. In the evenings, we came home to relax, cook dinners, eat outside and swim. We made lifetime memories in this eclectic and inviting home. We would definitely stay here again.
beautiful house with great views
Beautiful house located in the hills outside nice. Very well set-up for family’s to keep all entertained. Very easy to get into nice once you get the hang of the buses(25,63 and 76) bring you into henri sappia where you can hop on a tram etc. Very happy with the house and facilities
What a fantastic get-away
Myself, my family and our best friends rented this property over October had term. And we are so glad we did!
The property easily sleeps 10, with mixtures of kids and adults. The top two bedrooms in the ‘tower’ as the kids called it, gave spectacular views over Nice. The ground floor comprised of a bathroom and toilet room, entrance way with plenty of space to store coats and shoes, then a living room with TV. The best part was the huge kitchen/dining area with its warm golden glow. The kitchen then leads out onto a beautiful patio where we ate most meals and then onto the huge garden and swimming pool (both fenced and with an alarm). The gardens are fantastic for the kids to explore with ping pong, swings, hammocks, plenty of hiding places. The downstairs has three double bedrooms (one en suite), a bathroom and a laundry room. There are washing machines and tumble dryers as well as washing lines outside to dry your swimming stuff. The house is child friendly with baby gate, cots and plenty of toys to keep the littlest happy. There is a large hyper market twenty mins away, glorious beaches and plenty of places to visit. A car is definitely essential as the villa is up a steep hill.
Edgar the owner is an absolute pleasure to deal with and was available to talk to at any time had we needed it- but we didn’t because everything was perfect. We will definitely be returning, thank you so much for making a long-overdue holiday so special.
Incredible Villa and Property
This incredible villa fit our family perfectly. We had 8 adults, 2 toddlers and 2 babies. There was plenty of room to spread out especially with the large property and pool. The villa was clean and the beds were comfortable. We also appreciated the cribs and high chair. We loved the gorgeous view of Nice and the Sea. It was a wonderful place to base out of to do day trips to old town Nice and all the surrounding villages. We had an fantastic trip! Thank you Edgar and Catherine for letting us stay in your amazing Villa!
Beautiful house with such character, kids welcome!
Our large family stayed in this incredible farmhouse for a week in August 2016 and our only regret was that we didn't stay longer.
The house has such character, is well facilitated and is full of charm. We all fell in love with the house and grounds and felt so at home there.
Edgar was extremely warm and friendly while we organised the trip for a family wedding nearby. We brought young children and Edgar made extra effort to supply cots and high chairs.
The swimming pool had a fence that could be fastened when not in use so it was safe for the kids - though they were rarely out of it!!
Honestly one of the best holidays we have ever had thanks to the helpful host and wonderful property. We hope to come back again some day.
Historic house with pickturesque view
Absolutely great place with the most fantastic view over Nice and the Mediterranean Sea.
We were two families - kids from 7 - 18 years - in total ten persons and at no time we felt it being crowded. The pool is Perfect and the garden has plenty of Space for kids to play, petanque, tabletennis ect.
We will return one day for sure!
Our farmhouse is located on a quiet, wooded suburban hill in Nice, overlooking the city and the Mediterranean. Downtown Nice is 10 minutes away and the Beaches 15 minutes away. Easy access to the towns up and down the coast, including Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, and Italy (35 minutes).
Other Activities: Monaco Gran Prix, Cannes Film Festival, Nice Carnaval, Rolex Masters Tennis Tournament
Please note that our low season rates start at 1500 euros/week for smaller parties comprising only 2 persons, and are calculated upward toward 2500 euros/week depending on the number of persons in your party. Rental price includes linens, utilities, local telephone and final cleaning of the house. Shorter stays (3-night minimum) are available during the low season on a pro-rata basis.