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Pascal Gautier

Member since: 2003
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Speaks English, French

French Riviera 'Belle Epoque' Villa. Stunning sea view. Heated private pool

22 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Nice - Villa Dracoena

Villa in Nice Baie des Anges

Villa Dracoena is a 'Belle Epoque' 1906 Villa. It is located on Mont Boron, the heart of French Riviera on the cape of Nice, between the 'Baie des Anges' and 'Villefranche', overlooking the sea and the 'Baie des Anges'. Its garden is 1000 meters square and contains many trees, notably orange trees, and exotic plants. The villa is close to the natural forest of 'Mont Boron' where it is very nice to walk between wood and sea. The Villa is located at a walking distance to the old town of Nice and the ' Promenade des Anglais', 5 min from Villefranche, 15 min from Nice International Airport and 20 min from Monaco. Heating for pool is available.

To ski from Nice: It is possible to ski from Nice in winter within 60 min drive:

Ski areas: Isola 2000, Auron, Valberg.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pascal Gautier (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Why Pascal Gautier chose Nice

Villa Dracoena welcomes you between "Villefranche and Baie des Anges", in one of the most beautiful area of the French Riviera.

Facing the Mediterranean, in the greenery of a beautiful garden and its heated swimming pool, comfort and authenticity are united for your pleasure.

What makes this villa unique

You will enjoy the villa, its panoramic view on "baie des Anges" and its heated swimming pool in its beautiful 1906 garden

Guestbook comments from the owner

Date of Stay 02 June 2012

Our group stayed at the Villa Dracoena for a week at the beginning of June, and we had the times of our lives. The location of the villa is unbeatable (wonderfully elegant neighbourhood, close to Promenade des Anglais and the beach, as well as shops and restaurants, also close to bus stops), and the view is magnificent - even better than it looks in photos. The villa is gorgeous, very well maintained, with beautiful rooms and a very well appointed kitchen. We already miss our morning coffee on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean and are very much hoping to be able to go back to the Villa Dracoena soon.
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

French Riviera 'Belle Epoque' Villa. Stunning sea view. Heated private pool
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 33 reviews
5

Like your home Part 1

  • 5 of 5

You’ve found dates available for booking this villa? You’ve been incredibly lucky – book it now! Otherwise someone else will do it and you will regret missing these opportunities:

- spending every day watching from all the windows the sparkling surface of the sea;

- going to bed every night feeling as if you’re visiting your “grandmother’s house”;

- sleeping at arm’s length from tangerines hanging in the tree in the garden;

- swimming in a pool, where the water is heated and can be as warm as you need;

- sunbathing at any time of the day by the pool in the garden, where it’s sunny from the early morning to the late evening;

- going for a slow walk in the garden with dozens of different kinds of plants and flowers, picking and eating tangerines and lemons fresh from the trees, listening to birds singing and having a ride on a swing, or having barbeque ;

- having easy access to all the city's entertainment, but enjoying quietness of country life at the same time;

- meeting successful and wealthy people, who have a peaceful and respectful pace of life, who greet you in the friendliest way, every time they see you, as their dearest neighbour;

What does France and the French Riviera mean for you? If it’s progressive art, a little ironic luxury of the Belle Époque, the joy of the good life, friendly respectable neighbours, who have no reason to wish harm to you, then the Villa Dracoena is the place for you.

You will remember you stay in Villa Dracoena as a time of peace and calm in historical interiors created with taste and attention to every detail. The upper level of the villa is the living room with panoramic windows, through which you can look at the sea and palm trees, so you can take a postcard picture of the Baie des Anges without even going onto the terrace. Your photos taken in the living room could also look like a colorful design for theatre interiors.

The Kitchen adjoins the living room, separated only by a bar, which is very convenient and gives you an opportunity to enjoy a gala dinner or a quick breakfast with spectacular views of the sailing yachts. Early birds can have their breakfast on the outdoor terrace with a gorgeous view and a fresh sea breeze. For those who love sitting with a glass of wine and chatting until morning there are plenty of different places inside and outside of the house, plus a wine rack.

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  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To know that our guests feel at home at Villa Dracoena is a great satisfaction for us and we try to go on working for this purpose. Thank you to Zievuddin and his family for this delightful testimonial which is an encouragement for us.
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London, UK
5

Wonderful stay at Villa Dracoena

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Dracoena from the beautiful era (Belle Epoque) is perfectly located in a very residential area, overlooking the mediterranean sea between Villefranche-sur-Mer and The Baie des Anges in Nice. It is closed to the historical center of Nice and the renowned "Promenade des Anglais".

The villa features 4 bedrooms with AC, 4 bathrooms recently renovated in marble, superbe indivudual terrasses with magnificient sea views. One of the terrasses located on the top roof is easily accessible by a beautiful staircase.

The property also features a heated pool surrounded by beautiful mediterranean plants and an orange tree garden.

Everything make your stay very enjoyable.

The historical center of Nice is easily accessible by foot or by bus (bus stop 2 blocks away). There is no need for a car. There is also a supermarket Carrefour nearby: very useful for everyday's shopping needs.

As many other people, I highly recommend this villa !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

UN POSTO INCANTEVOLE SULLA COSTA AZZURRA.....

  • 5 of 5

Erano anni che non andavo sulla costa azzurra e sono rimasta incantata per questa casa ....

La Villa Dracoena si trova a Nizza  sul Mont Boron, la zona  più residenziale della città. Siamo stati accolti da una coppia molto gentile che ha risposto a tutte le nostre domande e che ha tenuto pulita la casa durante il nostro soggiorno. La villa è molto elegante, arredata con gusto e tanto accogliente che ci si sente come a casa....ed  è PULITISSIMA!

Eravamo in 7  e siamo stati benissimo. Ogni camera ha il suo bagno (tutti rifatti da poco) e i nostri adolescenti hanno apprezzato la camera indipendente....

Abbiamo potuto prendere la nostra colazione la mattina e il café il pomeriggio sulle due terrazze della casa che hanno una vista stupenda sul mare e da dove si vede tutta la baia di Nizza!!

Avevamo una macchina molto grande ed era comodo poter parcheggiare a 100 metri dalla porta di casa nel posto riservato per la villa.

Comunque  anche senza macchina, ci sono autobus per il centro della città e per Monaco a 5 mn a piedi dalla casa. I nostri giovani hanno provato e hanno detto che era molto commodo!

Comodissimo anche il supermercato a 5 mn a piedi !!

La citta di Nizza ci è piaciuta molto, è stata tutta ristrutturata benissimo  e  ci si mangia anche bene! anche cucina italiana....... Abbiamo fatto delle belle passeggiate per andare a vedere" Ville franche" e" St Jean Cap Ferrat " due posti stupendi!!

Sono stata veramente benissimo in questa casa e non  vedo l'ora di tornare d'estate per godere  della  piscina riparata  dalla gente, e dove c'è il sole tutto il giorno.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento, California
5

Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa is a wonderful location for a family vacation. The views are spectacular, the home is charming and very comfortable. The house is well-situated near three bus lines with easy access to old Nice as well as surrounding hill towns. The on-site manager, Christian, is very helpful and easy to deal with. A lovely, enormous park on Mont-Baron is easy walking distance from the house. I recommend you hike up to the 16th century fort in the park, it's a fascinating excursion.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

We have had the best vacation of all times. The house is unbelievably beautiful, and we treated it with respect. We spent a lot of time by the pool and barbecued in the sunset. The area is perfect for running and hiking, and Nice is an interesting city. M and Mme Pax were accommodating and helpful.

We were seven persons all together, everybode loved the place, and we had an unforgettable week together.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5

Beautiful garden villa in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My group of eight friends enjoyed our stay tremendously at Villa Dracoena in early June. From my initial emails to the owner Mr. Gautier, to our final checkout with the property manager Mr. Pax, our stay was smooth, easy and incredibly relaxing.

First, the practical information: we chose this location in the upscale Mount Boron neighborhood because we were not renting a car for the week and we needed to be able to access tourist destinations and amenities by foot. The biggest benefit is the villa's proximity to a very nice Carrefour supermarket, which is just a five minute walk down a lovely set of semi-private steps. This made barbecuing, last-minute wine runs and gathering supplies for picnics very easy.

The villa is also a ten minute walk to rocky Coco Beach. Please note the return walk is quite steep but it's good exercise and the beach is beautiful and different from typical sandy beaches.

Just across the street from the supermarket is the bus stop where you can catch affordable 1.50 euro buses to destinations like Monaco, Eze Village, Port St. Jean, and Old Nice/downtown. For the first half of our week we loved taking the bus, especially to Port St. Jean and Paloma Beach - so convenient and cheap! However halfway through the week the French rail operators went on strike, meaning every bus for the rest of the week was packed or delayed. We never made it to Monaco which was a big disappointment, but given how nice the rest of our trip was it didn't matter.

Other transit options are cabs (which were fairly responsive and reliable when called) and the Velo Bleu bike share about a 10 minute walk down the road.

The villa itself has loads of charm reflected throughout its eclectic yet chic furnishings. The first (street-level) floor has an open kitchen-dining-living room with two beautiful patios with incredible ocean views. Downstairs are three bedrooms with three recently remodeled bathrooms, one with a small washer/dryer. The fourth bedroom with en suite bath is accessible through a separate outdoor garden entrance. We initially feared that our friends staying in this room would feel separated from the rest of the group, but it was not an issue.

We wholeheartedly would recommend this villa and hope to stay here again. The pool and beautiful gardens alone made it feel like we had our own corner of paradise. Thank you to Mr. Gautier and Mr. Pax for their help in making our stay in Nice so pleasant and memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Stephan and his party. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Pizza du Mont Boron
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
St Jean Cap Ferrat
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Coco beach and La Réserve
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Coco beach
Car: not necessary

The villa Dracoena is located 15 minutes from Nice airport and 20 minutes from Monaco. Nice center, Villefranche, Monaco can be reached by bus (10 minutes to reach Nice center by bus). The bus stop is close to the Villa (100 meters). A large Carrefour store is available 100 meters from the Villa. Several very nice restaurants are located less than 15 minutes walking from the Villa Dracoena.

Other Activities: Ski in winter within 60 minutes drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mont Boron, Nice

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
3 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,771
for 7 nights
£3,771
 
 
High
24 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,352
for 7 nights
£3,352
 
 
Middle
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,352
for 7 nights
£3,352
 
 
High
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,352
for 7 nights
£3,352
 
 
High
13 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,771
for 7 nights
£3,771
 
 
High
20 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,190
for 7 nights
£4,190
 
 
High
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,609
for 7 nights
£4,609
 
 
Peak
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,028
for 7 nights
£5,028
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,257

Included services
- cleaning of rooms, bathrooms and kitchen at mid week
- a complete maid service once a week
- provision of towels, bath sheets and bath products
- technical assistance 7 days a week

Booking deposit: to refer to the contract
Refundable damage deposit required: to refer to the contract
Heating for pool : 245 Euros weekly additional fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nice in Nice Area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Blue bedroom bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Violet bedroom bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , separated toilets
    Garden bedroom bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bathroom
    Rose bedroom bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , separated toilets. Ensuite bathroom.
  • Designed Carrara marble bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Rose - 1 Large Double Bed , A 160cm large bed for 2 persons
    Violet - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed is 160 cm large for 2 persons
    Bleue - 2 Single Bed , 2 single 90 cm large beds
    Garden bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 140 cm bed
  • air conditioning bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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