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David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, French

Villa with stunning sea & mountain views. Private balconies, terrace & garden

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in Nice Area - Villa Olivade

All day sun - large shared pool - unique location - a short walk from St Paul

Villa Olivade is a one-bedroom Provençal villa situated on the beautiful, privately gated, Domaine du Piol. Domaine du Piol's elevated position gives it unrivalled views to snow capped mountains and the sea. The villa benefits from the sun starting in the early morning and throughout the day until it sets directly in front of the west facing balcony. Throughout the day, you can enjoy the sunshine and views from either the balconies, the terrace or the sun deck. All of which are on different levels and all offer those essential, amazing views of the Cote d’Azur.

The balconies, large terrace and lower garden area are all private and exclusive to Olivade. No other property on the domaine offers the same amount of privacy.

The terrace has a large shaded Pergola with seating for 4 persons and garden lights mean you can eat late into the evening. Multiple adjustable wooden sun-beds on the terrace an be used for sun bathing or walk down to the lower sun deck which sits amongst palms, bamboo and grasses and is also equipped with adjustable sun-beds & parasol.

Villa Olivade Features: The villa is beautifully appointed and decorated throughout with stylish furnishings, marble bathroom, super-king wooden bateau-lit bed, quality kitchenware, air conditioning and WiFi.

You have a choice of areas for dining either inside or out including either our balcony on the top level or beneath the pergola on the terrace. There are many pretty spots to sit outside in the gardens and enjoy a glass of wine all offering different views either to the sea, mountains or surrounding area and villages.

There is a large, shared swimming pool on the Domaine with views to the sea.

Parking is right outside the villa. The parking is covered which is essential in the summer.

The popular village of St Paul de Vence is a 20 minute walk from the villa but you will need a car if you want to explore further which is recommended in this beautiful area.

St Paul de Vence: The Medieval village of St Paul is just a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away. Here you can stroll through the cobbled streets and enjoy some of the finest art available or watch petanque being played by the locals whilst enjoying a drink in the Cafe de la Place.

Opposite the Cafe de la Place is the famous Colombe D'or. Voted one of the top 10 restaurants in the world, the Colombe D'or has the largest private collection of artwork in the world from Piccasso as well as work by Matisse and Renoir. Although a regular haunt for the rich and famous, the staff of the Colombe D'or makes everybody feel welcome.

An evening walk around the ramparts is recommended to catch the amazing sunset and see the swallows fill the sky. If you prefer, you can enjoy the same sunset from the villa!

The Côte d'Azur: The A8 which runs along the Cote D'Azur is just 10 minutes from Domaine du Piol and is your fast track to the most famous coastline in the world! Destinations such as Nice are just 15 min, Cannes 30 min, Eze 25 min, Monaco 30 min, Menton and the Italian border 35 min, .... the list goes on.

Heading out beyond Saint Paul there are many beautiful villages such as Vence, Tourette Sur Loup, Gordon and Grasse as well as famous institutions such as the Maeght Foundation, Ville Emprussi de Rothchild and National Parks like the Mercantour and Massif de l’Esterel.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

About David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis

Sally and I have been in love with the Côte d'Azur since the mid 90's. We first went with EasyJet using tokens collected from a national newspaper! Before I met Sally I used to ride my motorcycle to Bandol for the big event in the motorcycle racing calendar The Bol d'Or. Bandol was a place I loved and hoped that one day, I would live there also.

David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis purchased this villa in 2001

Why David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis chose Nice Area

The plan was simple. The area was to be in or around Bandol. The property to be manageable with NO RENOVATION. We ended up 150 Kilometers away standing in a property signing papers with rain coming through the roof and looking out of the broken windows and shutters. But. What a view! 2 years later, (after a lot of hard work) we had a property we could actually use!

The first thing that hits you is the view. There is no other property on the domain that has such a magnificent view to the sea and the surrounding countryside. In fact, only St Paul itself has the same views. That view can be enjoyed from the balconies, the terrace or the lower garden. Each area offering a different aspect. There is always something to see. According to Google maps, the view to the west is up to 40 kilometers and takes in Cannes as well as the mountains of L'estoril.

What makes this villa unique

The location is ideal for exploring the region and is centrally located between Nice and Cannes. St Paul is a pleasant 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by car. Don't just visit the famous costal resorts though. Point your car the other way and drive into the mountains to visit hill top villages and mountain streams. Not enough people in my opinion explore 'the interior' as it is called by the Azurians. I don't think they tell anyone actually. They keep it to themselves! Whatever you decide to do, there are so many wonderful places that you would need a month just to see a fraction of what this area has to offer.

We always offer all our guests help and advice to plan their holiday. Sally and I lived in the villa for 6 years and have good knowledge of what to do and where to go to get the most from your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi David, We absolutely loved your villa; it is so beautiful and everything was fantastic; Thank you so much. I can not thank you enough for a wonderful vacation; I will recommend it to everyone I know! I hope some day to be able to afford to go back! You are a very lucky person to be able to go there often. We loved all of your movies, and watch when the weather was bad, which was about 2 days.Thanks again for everything.
May 2012
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based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Villa with stunning sea & mountain views. Private balconies, terrace & garden
average rating of 4.909091 based on 15 reviews

An amazing property with outstanding views.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Olivade for 6 nights and could happily stayed longer.

After seeing the photographs of the property we had high expectations and were not disappointed. This is truly a beatuful place to get away from it all and yet is close enough to local amenities and the lovely St Paul de Vence.

The interior and exterior of the property were immaculate and well maintained.

We particularly enjoyed using the balcony off the living room and bedroom for breakfast and in the evenings. The views and sunsets were amazing, it was a lovely way to end the day.

The information provided by the owners was very useful and accurate and help make our holiday stress free.

The shared swimming pool is another advantage to this property and it was always very peaceful.

Overall we had an amzing holiday, being able to visit NIce, Monaco, Cannes, Villefranche, Antibes etc from an ideally located base. We recommed Juan les Pins form a lovely sandy beach.

We would stay at Villa Olivade agian and recommed it to anyone looking for a beautiful location, property, great views and excellent lbase for exploring.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Andrea and Steve Thank you very much for your review. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your week at the villa and Saint Paul de Vence. Hopefully you come again soon and enjoy the unique views and amazing sunsets. A Beintôt Sally-Anne & David
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here on a vacation to the French Riviera. The home is the perfect size for two people with a large bathroom and lovely kitchen with all the amenities you need. The highlight is the terrace. We enjoyed all of our breakfasts overlooking the sun spill across the valley and farm land and several homemade dinners sitting out under the stars. The space is clean, the bed is SO comfortable and white, the windows offer in so much light and view. What a magical place. We will hold this home in our memories and hearts forever. (And we will hopefully return soon!)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ginny and thank you very much for your kind review. We are really glad that you enjoyed the outside space as well as the inside and that you managed to see a lot of the area and do some exploring. Sally and I hope to welcome you back to Olivade soon! Warm regards David
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An outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

An excellent location bordering on the Southern Alps with a stunning view towards the Mediterranean. Local facilities within a few minutes drive as well as historical location of St Paul de Vence just a stones throw away. The villa was very well provided for including Internet and lots of local information.

The owners were particularly helpful to us as keen cyclists and advised us in some detail about routes and local attractions. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone wishing to visit the Nice and Monaco region.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I'm glad that we could help you get the best from your cycling in the local region and the mountains by supplying known routes for your bike computer. I hope it wasn't too challenging for you! David & Sally-Anne
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  • 5 of 5





  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing time at "Olivade". Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and they spent time and effort making sure we had a comfortable stay. The property is well represented on the website, the views are lovely and it is quite private. The only problem was noisy neighbours in the property backing on to the bedroom - they seemed to come home very late and make lots of noise. In spite of this we would very happily return as everything else was perfect. Well situated for many visits and the coast.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nova and thank you very much for your review. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay at Olivade. Obviously not so happy that you had issues which our concierge, Elaine would have resolved if we had been aware of the problem. Despite that it sounds like it didn't spoil your holiday and you managed to get out and visit many of the well known destinations in the Côte d'Azur!
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Perfect house, perfect location, perfect service.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a charming, immaculately maintained small house close to the French Riviera but far enough away from its congestion to enjoy the vistas and the nearby mountains and their perched villages, the Olivade at Domaine de piol is the ticket to a perfect holiday. The charming house has every convenience in small, pampering its guests with sumptuous bedlinens, slippers, robes, soft towels. But its best feature is its location perched on a hill above the Riviera, with views of the mountains, the distant sea, the fields and holiday homes in an undulating landscape. Oh, and did I mention the sunsets? Our host was attentive, informative, responsive to each query, helpful at every turn. There is so much to do in the vicinity. St. Paul de Vence is a 5 minute drive up the road, with restaurants, cafes, shops, and best of all, twisting medieval streets. The drives in the mountains are a bit hair-raising and worth the thrill of spectacular views. More perched villages beckon. And within an hour the other way you can be in Monaco, or grab lunch in Italy. After such rich diversions, it's still a pleasure to come back to the villa, stretch out on the terrace lounge, or cook up a light dinner to eat on the balcony while you watch the sun set. There is no better view than the one out the French doors of the living room and also the bedroom. The house and environs is everything it is written up to be and perhaps even more. We were there in the spring. The weather was sunny and warm, but not warm enough yet for the pool. Still, it's hard to believe summer could improve upon the time we had. A happy sojourn awaits anyone who stops here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Judith and Thank you very much for your kind review. You were lucky to have such good weather after the many days of rain in January (when I was there!). It looks like you explored the region and the mountains behind which not many people do. There is much more to see than the known places such as Cannes, Nice and Monaco. Hopefully you discovered some of them! Thank you again and I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation. David
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
St Paul de Vence
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
St Paul de Vence
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Valberg (approx 1hour 15min drive)
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Antibes & Cagnes sur Mer
Car: recommended

The Côte d'Azur is like no other place in France. There is a remarkable beauty in its offshore islands, hills and coastline, the scent of the plant life, the mimosa blossom in February and the impossibly blue water after which the coast is named. The Côte d'Azur remains undeniably captivating. Every time there is a gap in the hills, the skyline is dominated by the French Alps. The white capped mountains against the blue sea and the surrounding countryside is something every one should have the privilege of enjoying. The Côte d'Azur really does cater for all tastes.

Other Activities: Yachting & Motorboat hire (include non licence)

Golf: Golf de Villeneuve-Loubet – Route de Grasse, 06270 Villeneuve-Loubet

Opio-Valbonne Golf Club – Château de la Begude, Route de Roquefort-les-Pins 06650 Opio

Golf Country Club de Cannes-Mougins – Cannes, France, 06250

Golf de Roquebrune – Roquebrune, France, 83520

Monte-Carlo Golf Club – Route du Mont Agel, 06320 La Turbie

Ski: The nearest resort to St Paul is Gréoliéres which is just a 35 minutes drive away. Although just a small resort, its location close to the coast means it is a popular visit for a quick morning's ski followed by relaxing on the beach in Cannes in the afternoon. Gréoliéres also has the best cross country skiing (ski du fond). There are about eight courses up to 11km long to suit beginners and experts alike.

For larger resorts you need to head towards the Alps and go to either Valberg, Isola or Auron. These three resorts are less than 1 hour 15 min to get to and offer all levels of skiing. Isola offers the biggest variety. Auron is the prettiest and Valberg fits nicely between the two.

Further into the Alps and the choice of resorts is vast.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in St-Paul-de-Vence, Nice Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season 2016
1 May 2016 - 4 Jun 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
5 Jun 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
11 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
30 Oct 2016 - 26 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Changeover & Linen £95
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

The changeover & linen fee is included in the prices above.
We can accept payment by PayPal, credit card, cheque and bank transfer.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking and the remainder needs to be paid 60 days before your holiday along with a refundable security deposit of £300.00. The deposit will be returned within 15 days.
We understand that circumstances can change so we have have a very fair refund policy. Please see our terms for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nice Area in Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 77 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom has twin basins set in marble. Above the basins is a full width mirror. There is plenty of cupboard space under the marble top for all your items. A hair dryer and quality towels are provided. The large shower has plenty of room and mixer taps to get the temperature exactly as you like it. There is also a Bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The air conditioned bedroom is large and spacious with a super king-size 'bateau-lit' bed. There is ample storage in the large wardrobe, bedside cupboards, dressing table and chest of drawers. The double glazed French windows open onto the balcony and you can enjoy stunning views to the surrounding countryside, the sea and Cap d'Antibes. Red squirrels are a regular sighting in the Pine trees around the villa.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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