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Villa Olivade. Panoramic Sea Views – Private & Balconies, Terrace & Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 828 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

All Day Sun – Swimming 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 or views.

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 and the Mountains.

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

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.

More Details
Registration Number : 06128 000013 AT

David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

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 Saint Paul de Vence

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 very much enjoyed our time in the house and Nice. Visited Monaco and Menton also.

Took a boat trip in Nice and watched the large catamarans in the harbour.

The tram service is really great and worth mentioning to guests where you park, buy a day pass and get your stay for free, great value and accessibility, €5 per person.

The house was very comfortable and great views.

Didn't get around to using the bike but thank you so much for the offer, the car was too easy!! The bottle of wine was also a lovely gesture.

Many thanks again
Apr 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint Paul de Vence in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 828 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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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Villa Olivade. Panoramic Sea Views – Private & Balconies, Terrace & Garden
average rating of 4.885714 based on 41 reviews
Cumming, Georgia, USA

Beautiful villa with spectacular terrace views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect one week stay in this villa. One of the best features is the large French doors in both the living room and bedroom that let you soak up views of the Mediterranean Sea, mountains and lush landscape. There even is a big window in the kitchen with its own sweeping view! We really enjoyed having morning coffee on the balcony and wandering down to the lower terraces with a glass of wine at sunset. You feel like you are perched on a cliff overlooking the South of France...because you are!

The interior is spacious and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is very large with high-quality appliances and all the equipment you need to whip up an omelette or a gourmet meal. The bedroom has a comfortable king size bed and plenty of closet and storage space. Bathroom is beautiful with Italian marble topped double vanity, blue and cream French tile work, and a good shower. (There’s also a second half-bath.) Living room has plenty of seating and a television set up to get several English-speaking channels like SkyNews, BBC, and CNN.

This villa is very private and secure. It is within a nice gated community, built on a hill and filled with unique stone homes. We didn’t use it, but the shared pool looked crystal-clear and was only a minute away. Make sure you check out the view of St. Paul de Vence and the mountains from the parking area! Perfect place for a great “selfie”!

Working with the owners was very easy. David sent us lots of info ahead of time and has directions for EVERYTHING in a kitchen drawer, in case you might have a question. He even recommended and made reservations for us at La Colombe d’Or, a historic restaurant with a superb collection of art by Picasso, Miro, Calder, and other greats. It was a highlight of our vacation!

It really was difficult for us to leave this villa at the end of our stay. What a great find!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Marita & Dar. Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Olivade. We are glad that you found everything as described and that you enjoyed the views. You are both welcome back at any time and we'll reserve that table for you again at La Colombe d'Or! Warm regards David & Sally
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Good quality accommodation with a priceless view!

  • 5 of 5

We book 2 or 3 rental properties a year in different places, however an annual trip to the South of France has become established these last few years. We usually find it difficult finding a good quality property for 2, with outside space and a pool, and often end up having to book (and pay for) a larger property than we need. Domaine du Piol has been a real find - this is our 4th stay, and our second in Villa Olivade. This is our favourite due to the open space it provides on 3 levels as it’s built on a hillside, with 180° views to the south and west so it gets the sun on one of its terraces all day. The villa itself is furnished well and everything is provided. There’s every kitchen utensil to cater a gourmet meal, although our holiday cooking is more of the cold meat/cheese/salad/baguette supper after a nice lunch in one of the excellent restaurants nearby. Then it’s lovely sitting on the balcony with a glass or two of wine watching all the lights come on and the stars twinkle.

The bedroom is also well furnished, with a very comfortable bed, and plenty of storage for clothes etc.

The communal pool is very large and well kept. In late July there were only a few people in there; we’ve also been in August when it was a bit more crowded but still able to find a couple of spare sun beds.

I’m sure we’ll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently returned (reluctantly) from an eleven-night stay at the fabulous Villa Olivade. We fully experienced perfection in every way, I’ve immediately booked to return later this summer, that rather sums up the quality of our experience there, (it is understandably very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment).

The villa is beautifully appointed with three levels of outdoor space facing south & west; therefore it benefits from full day sun (but with shady options should you prefer). Uninterrupted views from the Domaine’s unique elevated position reach all the way to Antibes and the mountains to the west. We did walk around to get a feel of the other villas we had seen available for rent on the Domaine, amazing views from all aspects, but none compared to the views from Villa Olivade, it truly is one of a kind, the brightness, the airy, open, refreshing feel in spite of the heat is wonderful.

The villa has everything you could possibly need. The rooms are bright & spacious, a beautifully appointed bathroom, plus an additional WC off the bedroom space. The kitchen is large, thoroughly equipped with new appliances; the extensive large work surfaces were super for food preparation (even by two people). The addition of a second larger fridge/freezer in a secure store on the terrace was totally appreciated (it minimalized the need for multiple supermarket trips). The store also houses an excellent bike for your use and secure storage for your own bike should you wish to bring one (speak to David about that!).

David & Sally-Anne are fabulous hosts, utterly helpful and informative, always available and quick to respond. They provide a comprehensive information pack before you arrive. David & Sally-Anne have lived in France for many years, you have the privilege of their experience, they truly are a source of all knowledge over there.

We chose not to hire a car, as we wanted to stay local to the area on this trip. We met with Lionel (David’s taxi recommendation); he was lovely, charming & punctual. For long or very short trips we would strongly suggest using Uber, very efficient, smart cars with good availability. Economic to use, Nice airport to the villa 28e, St Paul to the villa 6e.

There are many excellent restaurants in the area (do your research before you arrive as the most popular require advance booking). Our favourites were (as in the past), La Colombe d’Or (we book three months in advance), Le Tilleul, Alain Lorca.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice villa, beautiful view, very well located, within walking distance of St.Paul de Vence.

  • 5 of 5

Nice setting, recently renovated, ideal for day trips to Monaco, Eze, Nice, Cannes, Grasse, etc. You can walk up to St.Paul de Vence for lunch or dinner. We really enjoyed our stay. Owner is friendly and reachable. Will surely return one day!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sylvain for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you looked after our villa and plants so well. We hope that one day you will be able to return to Olivade. Best regards David and Sally
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This property has everything you could wish for and more!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Les Olivades. The property has a rustic feel with every modern convenience. We immediately feel at home as soon as we arrive. The rooms are airy and beautifully furnished. The kitchen has every appliance that you could possibly require. The views from the terrace are stunning. The outlying villages are some of the best in Provence, their restaurants and cafes first class. We will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Valerie and thank you again for returning to Olivade. It was a pleasure to have you back and I hope you enjoyed the resent improvements that we have made to the villa. David & Sally-Anne
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A real home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Olivade is a cozy villa with fabulous views of the mountains, sea and sunsets. We enjoyed breakfasts and many dinners on the balcony taking in the French countryside. Charming decor, excellently appointed, luxurious linens and monogrammed bathrobes! Over the top, helpful, responsive owners!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jeanne and thank you so much for your review! We hope you didn't find our enthusiasm to make your vacation one to remember too ‘Over the Top’! We like to share our knowledge and experience gained from the years of living in St Paul de Vence with our guests to make sure they get the most from their holiday at Olivade. It is also nice to know that the small touches such as the robes are appreciated. Thank you again and we hope that you can come back to Olivade again to enjoy the views. David & Sally-Anne
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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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

The changeover & linen fees are INCLUDED in the prices above.
We recommend that you use the payment service provided by this holiday website which has a Book with Confidence Gaurantee
In the Summer months, we rent on a week by week basis (7 days, 14 days etc.) and the changeover day is Saturday to Saturday but please talk to us if you have other date requirements. We are flexible and will always try and accommodate where we can.

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 7 days.
We understand that circumstances can change so we have a very fair refund policy. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more details.
Taxe de Sejour is levied by the Commune of St Paul de Vence. The cost is €2.30 per person per night. This can be paid in advance or left in the villa when you leave. More information about tax de Sejour can be found on the official St Paul de Vence website. If you have any questions or queries about any of the above, please just contact us so we will help you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.