Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Luxurious Villa - private pool, close to Cannes - 5 bed, sleeps 10, A/C

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Splendid, well-presented Villa for discerning guests seeking Quality & Value

Villa Carpe Diem is a luxurious, beautifully crafted, 5 bedroom fully air-conditioned Provencal Villa with 50m2 private pool located in La Roquette sur Siagne very close to Cannes.

It has a large flat beautifully landscaped garden with extensive terraces. There is a 50m2 Sun deck next to Pool equipped with 8 sun loungers and parasols, that is simply fantabulous.

Recently redecorated and refurnished it is equipped superbly to maximize the enjoyment of our guests.

The Villa is excellently located 1 km from Cannes, in a quiet residential area, close to amenities and local shops with easy and fast access to all essential Riviera Tourist attractions.

Other Key Features include :

• Luxurious Provencal Kitchen with fine hand crafted carpentry.

• Two 30m2 Terraces, One covered with Teak table and chairs (to seat 12)

• Magnificent Pool House comprising a spacious Bar area, BBQ and Pizza Oven, it also has a shower room and a WC - allowing you to hang out and tan on the deck or swim in the pool, all day long!

• Air Conditioned 20m2 Games Room equipped with Pool Table and Table Football

• A large flat entrance drive with extensive off road parking, which can be also used for basket ball and Table Tennis. Games equipment provided.

• Excellent family and large group facilities provided

• Close to Cannes but still quiet and tranquil. The main A8 Motorway is 5 minutes drive away, making transport by car to and from Nice Airport fast at around 30 minutes.


Why pay extortionate rates to stay in Cannes Center ? Our rates are generally at-least 50% less than that those charged for an apartment/villa with a similar hosting capacity.

More Details

Ian & Nicolina Lawley
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Ian & Nicolina Lawley

We are a family of four who lived on Cote d'Azur for 10 years before we returned to live in the UK in 2010. Now we live in Oxford and have hectic working lives; Often we long for those warm winter days of the Cote d'Azur; but for the moment we're happy with our UK lifestyle; we see the French Riviera as our real home though; We miss the warm Winters the most; one day, we WILL return !!

Ian & Nicolina Lawley purchased this villa in 2001

Why Ian & Nicolina Lawley chose La Roquette-sur-Siagne

Villa Carpe Diem was the first house we owned when we moved to live on French Riviera; we have carried out substantial Villa improvements to equip it perfectly for holiday rentals. We also own another Property Villa Ad Alta, which is located close by. Both these properties have been presented and equipped with a great attention to detail in order to ensure they are best equipped to maximise our guests rental experience.

What makes this villa unique

You are renting a home that we have painstaking crafted to suit our own high standards.

Catering for families is one of our key themes; as we have lived as a family in this Villa ourselves, we have ensured that the facilities provided are optimised to be family friendly.

It has plenty of character; ideal for those you want a high quality and yet still affordable holiday environment. A great close to Cannes location, that's NOT miles off the beaten track.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the La Roquette-sur-Siagne around the Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Accommodation is strictly for Vacation or Cannes Event attendance.
  • If you require more than 8 adults, we will need to agree this in advance. Contact us
  • Villa Facilities only to be used by persons within the booked party
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WCs
  • Pool House Shower - Shower Enclosure
    1st Floor Bathroom - Bath with Shower
    1st Floor - WC #2 - Toilet
    Gnd Floor - WC #1 - Toilet
    Pool House WC#3 - Toilet
    Bed #5 En-suite Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bed #4 En-suite Shower Room - Shower Enclosure
    Bed #1 En-suite Shower Room - Shower Enclosure
  • All Bathrooms and WCs are modern and equipped to highest standards.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1st Floor - Bedroom #3 - Twin beds - 2 Single Bed
    Gnd Floor - Bedroom #4 - King size bed - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite Shower Room
    Gnd Floor - Bedroom #5 - Double bed - 1 Double Bed , En-suite Full Bathroom
    Ist Floor - Bedroom #1 - King size bed + Cot - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , En-suite Shower Room
    1st Floor - Bedroom #2 - Twin Beds - 2 Single Bed , The 4th Bedroom has two single beds.
  • All Bedrooms are air conditioned to assure your comfort during a hot Riviera Summer.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A star attraction is our magnificent pool house fitted out to the highest standards, with comprehensive cooking facilities; namely large built-in BBQ, pizza oven, and gas hob. In addition there are enormous tiled work areas, a large sink, and bar. There is also an adjoining shower-room and separate WC We also have large outside terraces, which are fronted by magnificently aesthetic balustrade and hand made wrought iron adjacent to the pool area. We have a detached 20m2 Air Conditioned Chalet which houses our games room which includes a Pool Table and Table Football. The drive entrance comprises a huge flat paved area (150m2), The flat Driveway can also be used for Ball games. Table Tennis and Basketball/Football facilities provides. A Riviera summer holiday is all about outdoor living and so we know that our painstakingly crafted landscapes will make all the difference to your holiday experience.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

80% Complete
13% Complete
6% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Luxurious Villa - private pool, close to Cannes - 5 bed, sleeps 10, A/C
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Perfect base for family and young children

  • 5 of 5

Villa had everything we needed for a relaxing week's stay (5 adults plus 2 small children 2 and 5 yrs old). Kids spent most of the time in the pool or playing in the garden, and there is plenty of shaded space outside under the awnings and large trees. Outside kitchen with BBQ was great, as was outside terrace for eating in morning and evenings with a lovely view over the hills. Inside the villa is not quite "luxurious" (maybe just needs a bit of an update), but it was perfect for us as a base and I think the standard is reflected in the price which was good value. Adding aircon to the kitchen/lounge/dining area would be useful given how hot it gets in the afternoon, and the only respite is the pool or a bedroom. Still, it's the South of France so that's to be expected.

Immediate town is not that big but had a great boulangerie in walking distance for breakfast pastries and supermarkets for everything else. We knew nearby towns from previous trips so went to Mougins for dinner or Cannes for beach/day trip (sadly no local bar we could find in walking distance for a quick evening biere pression). Both around 20-25 mins by car. Local gorge/waterfall near Grasse was fun, about 1hr drive, as was kids splashpark near Antibes.

Local property manager Elisabeth was very friendly and helpful, though we really didn't need to ask many questions. The pool was cleaned midway through the week and the maintenance guys were likewise helpful.

All in all, lovely week, just what we were after.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

good value for the money

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the villa with our family.

Everything was Ok.The property was clean en well maintained.We got many towels .And in the kitchen everything was good,even sharp knives .The property had plenty room outside to sit and enjoy the sun whole day with a lot of privacy.

Although it was late in the season the swimmingpool was cleaned so we could use it.It was very chilly but nice to cool off.Close to the villa there is a busstop ,the bus brings you to the center of Cannes.

I would strongly recommend this villa to other guest .5 bedrooms in the surroundings of Cannes for a fair price.

Vera and Peter

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely house, set in a pretty garden.

  • 5 of 5

We took our family to this property to celebrate my birthday. It was excellent for our needs. We took children ranging from 2 to 16, but they were all busy with the games and swimming pool. Nicolina was very helpful and kind to us while we were there and helped to make our week very enjoyable. xx

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very Little Luxury but lots and lots of rules!!!

  • 3 of 5

Upon arrival we were met (not welcomed) by Antonio who speaks very little English. His primary role would appear to be to intimidate new guests as to the financial penalties associated with excessive electricity use. Antonio comes armed with a piece of paper containing a meter reading written in pencil. We had no way of verifying the content or monitoring our usage and therefore spent the holiday concerned about the potential impact this may have on the return of our sizeable deposit. Antonio's English did stretch to announcing that all young people liked to steal ( he looked meaningfully at the younger members of the party) and stressed he would be counting all the bed side lamps on check out (which, for some reason, he felt would prove irresistible to the 18-22 year old contingent in our group). Unfortunately, Antonio's communication skills do not allow him to explain anything useful and so, for example, we never got to use the pizza oven or BBQ.

The villa is basically sound but the owners cost cutting really takes the shine off it. The property sleeps 10 people but they provide 5 sun loungers which is ridiculous. Our party of 9 was forced to operate a rota system! Each guest is given an empty duvet cover,1 pillow and a towel. No additional bedding (presumably to discourage use of the air-con). It took us 2 days to get towels for the pool and they were only forthcoming after we had promised that we would not take them to the beach! There are no cushions on the outdoor seats around the table making evenings uncomfortable and no seating at all in the games room. Guests are required to use plastic tumblers by the pool but there isn't insufficient for 1 each and the cutlery is cheap and flimsy.

There are many many rules (more than we have ever encountered) including no lights around the pool after 9 pm. The owner emailed us during our stay when Antonio took photos early one morning whilst we slept, as he had noticed we had moved the table tennis table and left the umbrellas up. This made us feel a little uncomfortable and is typical of the owners formal, somewhat officious style of communication. Instead of calling, he got the agent to send me a text telling me to read his email!

There is little local information in the villa (which is usually provided) and, unusually, you have to clean the oven prior to departure despite having paid a fee for cleaners.

Overall we would not return. The owners need to be more friendly and less frugal.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Your review is a gross exaggeration and not a true reflection of the Super Quality our Villa provides. Firstly I take exception to your assertion that Villa Carpe Diem is not Luxurious. It is and we have many happy guests who testify to this. As VCD has A/C throughout, our summer electricity usage can peak at 10KW+ per hour, so reminding guests to switch it off after use is just common sense. The rental rate you paid was the lowest of the summer season. For the equivalent pro rata per person rate equal to just 1 night in a nearby hotel you rented a week at VCD. This is great value and your expectations are just completely out of sync with the rental rate you paid. When you requested more towels we responded in a timely fashion and provided them. Asking guests to take care of our towels and not take them to the beach, I see as an entirely reasonable request; evidently you do not. The Six not Five Sun Loungers we provide is as stated on our Ad. The ping pong table you moved to the lawn so it was thoroughly soaked overnight by our lawn irrigation system, I afraid did require ME (the owner NOT an agent) to intervene and remind you not to do this; as this stops the lawn irrigation from working and it also ruins the table. The Sun umbrella's you left opened overnight is the cause of several being broken every season, when strong wind gusts catch and break them. There are no rules about no lights by the pool after 9pm. The pool side night-time restriction is on making excessive noise after 11pm, something which is entirely reasonably within a residential area where VCD is located. It seems that you have taken exception to following ANY of the house rules. These rules are just about requiring basic respect and care for our Villa and contents; they are not overly demanding, just sensible and pragmatic; designed to stop injury to guests, annoyance of our neighbours or breakage of the Villa contents due to misuse. You are the only guest to have ever complained about them. Our €100 Cleaning charge covers 4 hours cleaning only. With a large 5 bed Villa we normally need to spend many more hours than this to render VCD to the immaculately clean and pristine condition we require. We simply ask for a little consideration and respect so as to NOT to leave us with MASSIVE end of stay cleaning task. Such respect was completely absent during your stay and the Villa was left in terribly messy state after your departure. Nevertheless your deposit was refunded in full.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Lovely villa, great base for visiting the area

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic time enjoyed by all of our family of 10 including our 2 small granddaughters. Accurate description of facilities, villa very clean & well maintained. The pool was beautiful, we had been a little concerned that the water wasn't heated but we soon discovered heating was definitely not necessary, once you were in the water was lovely! Having 2 little ones with us it was a great plus to have a pool area that was secure.

Part of the family had flown into Nice airport, the rest of us driving down so we had 2 cars during our stay. The drive area was big enough to park 2 cars comfortably and still have room to play, the automatic gates were a bonus. We alternated days at the villa with days out exploring the area always having a dip in the pool on our return and the older kids enjoyed the games room in the evening. Trips out included beaches, Lac de Saint Cassien, Marineland & Les Grottes de St Cezaire. The villa is in a good location, close to local amenities and the main travel routes if travelling further afield.

Re previous review on electricity usage - we didn't incur any extra costs and had the air con on in the bedrooms every night.

Communication with Ian was great and Antonio was most welcoming.

We spent some time watching the Olympics and the satellite tv was much appreciated by the grandchildren (& their parents) in the early mornings. Our only suggestion would be another sofa.

Eating areas were big enough to accommodate all our party both inside and out & it was lovely to have the choice.

A lovely family holiday in the South of France at Villa Carpe Diem!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic villa for a group, great pool, outdoor BBQ area and perfect location close to Nice

  • 5 of 5

Pre-trip Ian was great at answering any questions quickly and providing really helpful info. A short 35 min drive from Nice centre, the Villa is located in a lovely residential area with a supermarket 5 mins away by car (Intermarché), boulangerie, Tabac etc 5 min walk from the Villa. When we arrived we were greeted by Antonio, a bubbly character who gave us a very detailed tour of the house - he spoke little, to no English so make sure someone in your group can translate or you may struggle with the finer details of what to do/not do.

The Villa is as the pics show, nice big pool with good sunbeds and parasols, an amazing outdoor BBQ area with a super handy shower, toilet, fridge for drinks by the pool, BBQ and clay pizza oven. The bedrooms were spacious, most with toilets/en-suite shower and/or bath, air con which was an absolute dream in the hot evenings. A big living room with UK Satellite TV that was hugely appreciated during the Olympics and a kitchen that catered for all needs.

The villa amenities were fantastic, table tennis, games room with fussball, cycling machine (wasn't touched obviously, it was a holiday after all), handy washing line outside for wet swimming gear, wi-fi etc.

We rarely left the Villa apart from making daily visits to the boulangerie so if you're looking for a group villa that you can hole up in and be very content, I'd definitely recommend this place. With a hire car, it was more than close enough to Nice/Antibes etc if you did want days out and about though.

Couple of minor tips/comments would be, taxis from Nice airport to the Villa were extortionate (over €100), uber was much cheaper around €60 so definitely use Uber. Antonio made quite a point about not abusing the gas/electric which left us a little on edge regarding over-using the the air con (not sure what was normal use/overuse), we weren't in unbearable heat so it wasn't a huge issue but for future groups that may have kids/need more aircon, make that a consideration to not be charged for extra use.

We definitely hope to visit again, thanks Ian for letting us use your lovely Villa!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review, especially one so positive. It's very rewarding when we see all the hard work we have expended on creating Vila Carpe Diem is appreciated by our guests. On the energy usage, we find we hardly ever need to charge an Excess energy charge, as our daily usage limit that's included is set a high level. We do however want to encourage our guests not to waste energy unnecessarily and in so doing respect our environment; hence the reason for the daily usage limit. Thanks for being perfect guests!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nice Port
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Mandelieu La Napoule
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Cannes La Bocca
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
J41 - A8
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Le Lavandin
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Mandelieu La Napoule
Car: necessary

La Roquette sur Siagne is a quiet well kept village that borders Cannes, having some excellent road links, for those who want a non-isolated Riviera location but still a peaceful ambiance, La Roquette’s location is perfect, a place where the mountains and sea meet, but still remote from the Cannes summer hub-bub, allowing you to either relax in quiet tranquillity or head out to the lively sights, sounds and sandy beaches of Cannes & Mandelieu that are only minutes away by car (or by the local bus service). Local shops and restaurants are only a short walk away (200m), for those essential trips to buy freshly baked patisserie's.

Extensive amenities are close by (200m), namely local shops and some excellent restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £444.1

We have an all inclusive pricing policy. What you see is what you pay.The following are included as standard in our rental rates :-
>> Electricity, Gas, Telephone Calls to Landline numbers
>> After Stay Cleaning
>> Supply of Linen and two Bath Towels per Person

Saturday change-over applies during July/August/ Mid September. 1 week multiply stays only e.g. 7, 14 nights
The max party size including adults and children must not exceed Ten (10), except for infants under two years who can sleep in a cot.

In case of additional persons or children/infants are consented to increase total party size >10 additional fees may apply.
Strictly no events. We classify an event as whenever more people that listed on the booking visit the property.

Cannes Congress or Festival stays - For these stays we always impose a minimum rental rate for the Entire Event irrespective of how many nights are required. Contact us for confirmation of the rates applicable for Cannes events.

€500 Security Deposit will be automatically refunded 7 days after departure
We do not host parties looking for long term rentals of more than 30days. Accomodation is strictly for vacation or Cannes Congress/Festival attendance. We do not host tradesmen who are working in the area or nearby.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

You might like these similar holiday rentals