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Luxury hill top Provincial villa with pool, 15 mins from beach, stunning views

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,410 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ideal for 1 family or 2 sharing, infinity pool, close to Nice, Cannes & Antibes

A romantic villa, perched on a hilltop outside the medieval village of La Gaude. The house enjoys a stunning view over the surrounding mountains & valleys in the Vence region. In the other direction, you can see the Mediterranean sea glittering between the lush green trees.

The house is surrounded by beautiful trees & plants where you can pick your own lemons, oranges, pears, figs & almonds direct from the tree. Through the iron gates a beautiful infinity pool awaits. Beside the pool is located a summer kitchen complete with pizza oven, BBQ & sun loungers.

The house is furnished with luxury and style in mind. The house contains many typical provincial features including ceiling beams, exposed stone & beautiful tiled floors. The fireplace is a centre point in the living-room. Through the patio doors is a large terrace complete with Moroccan mosaic table covered by a luscious vine.

The villa is ideal for 1 family or 2 families sharing with 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms.

Skiing at Villa Meon: Villa Meon is a great base for skiing. Local ski resorts in the Southern French Alpes are Isola 2000, Valberg, Auron, Greolieres and Limone in Italy. The closest is Isola 2000, about 60 miles and 1.5 hours drive (2 hours on the skibus from Vence or Nice)

You can take the ski bus from the centre of Nice to Isola 2000 for 29 euros (2007 prices) for a day return including the ski pass.

(Please, do not hesitate to contact owner for further information or any useful website links).

Golf at Villa Meon: Villa Meon is a great base for golf. Check out the following local courses:

1) Golf Country Club de Nice - 698 Route de Grenoble, Nice, 06200

Tel: +33 04 93 29 82 00 +33 04 93 29 82 00

open: daily - dawn to dusk

2) Golf Saint Donat - 270 Route de Cannes, Plan de Grasse, 06130

Tel: +33 04 93 09 76 60 +33 04 93 09 76 60

3) Golf de la Grande Bastide - 761 Chemin des Picholines, Châteauneuf de Grasse, 06740

Tel: +33 04 93 77 70 08 +33 04 93 77 70 08

4) Golf Opio Valbonne - Route de Roquefort les Pins, Opio, 06650

Tel: +33 04 93 12 00 08 +33 04 93 12 00 08

5) Golf de Mandelieu - Route du Golf, Mandelieu-La Napoule, 06210

Tel: +33 04 92 97 32 00 +33 04 92 97 32 00

open: daily

6) Royal Mougins Golf Club - 424 Avenue du Roi, Mougins, 06250, France, FR

Tel: +33 04 92 92 49 69 +33 04 92 92 49 69

open: daily - dawn to dusk

7) Golf du Claux Amic - 1 Route des 3 Ponts, Grasse, 06130, France, FR

Tel: +33 04 93 60 55 44 +33 04 93 60 55 44

open: dail

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Oliver

We are a professional couple from London with 2 young girls who adore the villa and surrounding area.

Oliver purchased this villa in 2008

Why Oliver chose La Gaude

The villa is our home from home so will have everything you need. It is close to all the sites and beaches of the Cote d'Azur but located in a very tranquil area so have the best of both worlds.

What makes this villa unique

The village of La Gaude has everything that you could need from a restaurants, cinema, farmers market, boulangerie, cafe/bar, win cave, beauty salon, supermarkets and even an ice cream factory.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house. The pool was very great! :) we hope that we will come again.

Thank you!
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in La Gaude in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1410 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Provincial style
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Modern
  • Bathroom 1 - Level 2 (Entrance Level) WC, 2 separate sinks, Jacuzzi bath with shower attachment. Ample cupboard space currently housing all towels. Bathroom 2 - Level 1 (Entrance Level) WC, bidet, 2 separate sinks, shower unit. Cupboard space.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , brand new bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , brand new mattress and frame
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , brand new bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , brand new bed
  • Bedroom 1 - Level 2 (Entrance Level) brand new bed with leather headboard. Bedroom 2 - Level 1 old French style bed with new base and mattress. Bedroom 3 - Level 1 two twin beds which can be converted into a double bed. Bedroom 4 - Level 3 (Pigeon room above entrance level) two twin beds which can be converted into a double bed. Cot available for use in bedrooms 1 to 3
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Moroccan and Provincial furnishings, leather sofa with chaise lounge with double seated leather pouffe. Sony 40" TV with top of the range HD DVD / BlueRayHome Cinema System. PS4. Sky satellite TV and wireless broadband access. Nintendo Wii for kids of all ages! Boules, pool toys, scooter Baby gate, baby cot, high chair, baby toilet seat Pool heating. Please feel free to request further details.


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Luxury hill top Provincial villa with pool, 15 mins from beach, stunning views
average rating of 4.903226 based on 35 reviews

Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Villa Meon or Villa Dwelling comes no where near the description that should be used for this idyllic, sanctuary of sophisticated luxury nestled into the hills above Cannes. Cannes sur Mer is only ten minutes by car and only a twenty minute drive to the bustling squares, beautiful fountains and excellent restaurants of Vence.

Although we only stayed a week the peace and tranquillity of this villa and it’s setting made it hard to leave and even harder to forget. A most memorable holiday and one I intend to re-live again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing villa. A perfect home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Villa meon. We stayed as two families with 4 children (aged 3-8) and we had a fabulous time. The villa is beautiful, a real home from home. It is furnished to a really high standard and every detail is thought of. The setting is idyllic, such a peaceful and beautiful location. The views from the villa are wonderful and watching the sunrise on the balcony was breathtaking.

You will need to hire a car to stay here but everything is accessible and day trips to Nice, Monaco, Antibes and Cannes are a must. All around 30 minutes in a car and straight forward when following a sat nav. The village of la gaude is walkable and has some nice restaurants and a small supermarket in Walking distance. There is a larger intetmarche which requires a 5 min car journey or there are hypermarkets which are easily accessible.

It is hilly around the area (perfect for cyclist and there are lots of cyclist) and we also found a perfect 5k running loop from the villa up the D18 (downhill for a mile then a gradual 2 miles up). The pool is beautiful and the children loved playing in it and were rarely out of it. There inflatables and we left ours behind so it was great fun for all!

The communication with Oliver the owner was brilliant and upon arrival Isabelle was very welcoming with and email to advise what to do and the Same on return.

I cannot recommend this villa highly enough and we were all in agreement that this was one of the best holidays we have had!

Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our month long holiday at Villa Meon had been planned for a long time.....with the complexities of family and friends arranging leave and travelling from Australia, Germany and USA....... So the pressure was on for this destination to be just right!

We were not disappointed.... The villa proved a home away from home indeed!

We all loved it. We tried to live the life of a local.....walked everywhere: Vence ( careful of the hunters on a Sunday!), Saint Jeanette, climbed the baous, .and lots of up and back to the little village La Gaude. Daily visits to the Boulangerie, great supermarket, restaurants, the Saturday morning Farmers market and an occasional visit to the beauty parlour!

We used the number 49 bus (buy a multiuse ticket in Cannes Sur Mer.....very good value).

We also engaged the services of a private driver , Black Panda (Nicolas) who did the runs to and from the airport and collected us after nights out in Nice. The card for this highly recommended service is at the villa. We found we really didn't need the stress of a hire car. We really had a local experience this way......

We used bus and train for day trips to Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Monaco, Eze and St Paul de Vence.

We loved the spaces at the villa: the weather was perfect for the pool, we lit fires in the bbq, the pizza oven and when the weather did turn in the last couple of day, a cosy fire inside.

All amenities were super: great cook top and oven, washing machine etc in a very handy large utility room downstairs. Each bedroom had its own special views of the surrounds.

I would highly recommend this property.......we have a wonderful month and would return in a heart beat! Thank you Oliver.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Lovely rustic property with lots of character, very spacious with everything you could possibly need

  • 5 of 5

The only negative is that the Attic bedroom, was far to small, with no head height even for a 8 year old,so really would not class that as a bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Beautiful house in a lovely setting. Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Location - 20 mins from Nice and the airport and short drive to Cannes, Antibes , Monaco etc. 15 min walk to nearest village La Gaude which has a few shops, restaurants and a decent Carrefour.

Great facilities: BBQ, pizza oven, fully equipped kitchen.

Ideal for groups of friends or families. I stayed with a toddler who used the nice grassy part by the patio set.

A great value holiday as we spent most of our evenings using the bbq rather than going out for meals.

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Gaude
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
St Laurent Du Var
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Gaude
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Car: recommended

Villa Meon is a short walk to the pretty village of La Gaude where you can find a number of facilities including cafe, boulangerie, restaurants, supermarket, cinema, farmers market. A wider range of shops and a great morning market can be found in Cagnes sur Mer which is only a short drive away. Haute des Cagnes is a great spot for a romantic meal

The villa is ideal for 1 family or 2 families sharing with 4 bedrooms (over 3 levels), 2 bathrooms and lots of outside space

The nearest beach is Cagnes sur Mer (which is 15 mins drive). Other beaches can be found at Antibes (20 mins), Juan Les Pins (25 mins) and Cannes (30 mins). Nice also has a long pebbly beach and a great promenade

A 10 min drive inland will take you to the medieval artistic town of Vence, with the stunning hill top village of St Paul a further 5 mins away

25 mins from Nice airport with easy access to Monaco, Cannes, Juan Les Pins, St Tropez and Italy....In the winter you are only 1.5 hours from the slopes

Other Activities: rock climbing


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £219.35
Pet Fee £8.77
Damage Deposit £219.35

Talk to us about bookings of <7 nights outside of peak periods or bookings not commencing on a Saturday. Rates are inclusive of all laundry and towels including pool towels; a fee of €200 will be charged at the end of stay clean to clean the property. We can also arrange for babysitting services, extra housekeeping and other services on your behalf. The amount of €250 is required prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

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