Villa Lys

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

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Close to Cannes and the hilltop village of Mougins, this fine family villa is perfect for relaxing holidays on the French Riviera with its fantastic features, gorgeous swimming pool and terraces.

Newly renovated Villa Lys sleeps up to 10 guests across its four air-conditioned bedrooms, including a master double upstairs with a balcony and en suite jacuzzi bathroom. There’s a vast amount of space across the interior-designed open-plan living and dining room with doors sliding open to the covered dining terrace and swimming pool. The elegant kitchen features Smeg appliances, a wine fridge and ice-maker. We also love the desk area at the other end of the villa which opens to an outdoor lounge and firepit (for winter stays).

Heading down to the basement, guests of all ages will appreciate the table tennis and the stylish cinema room whilst there is state-of-the-art gym equipment in the converted garage. That said, no doubt most of your time will surely be spent outside on one of the attractive terraces, lazing in the good-sized swimming pool or relaxing in the heated jacuzzi. Palm and olive trees are dotted across the south-facing garden and youngsters can play on the trampoline just beyond the shaded outdoor kitchen.

In a residential setting around 10km from Cannes, you can stroll to one of two bakeries in the nearby area whilst the restaurants and amenities of charming Mouans-Sartoux can be reached within a very short drive. Experience the art galleries and gastronomic restaurants of nearby Mougins, one of the French Riviera’s most loved hilltop villages, and head to the Provençal Friday morning market in historic Valbonne, close to the natural beauty of the Valmasque forest.

Spend time on the palm-fringed beaches in and around Cannes, visit its vibrant Marché Forville, soak up the glamour of Cannes’ restaurants, bars and boutiques and take a boat excursion along the Côte d'Azur. Discover the historic charm of Antibes, dine in a beachside restaurant in Juan-les-Pins or even venture as far as Nice or Monaco. In the other direction is the idyllic coastline of Théoule-sur-Mer backed by the Estérel massif, yet another highlight of this wonderful part of southern France.

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What you should know…

  • The villa sleeps up to 10 guests across four bedrooms – two doubles and two triple bedrooms including bunk-beds. Please see the ‘Property layout’ tab for further details.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms and main living area.
  • Even though there are amenities within walking distance (and a bus stop), car hire is needed to be able to full explore this part of the French Riviera and its hinterland.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Safety Deposit Box Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Gym/Fitness Room Table Tennis Home Cinema Fire Pit Heating Ceiling Fans Parking Space

Villa Interiors

Main Floor

-    Living and dining room with Samsung Frame TV. Doors lead to poolside terrace
-    Partly open-plan kitchen with central island. Fully-equipped including SMEG induction cooker and oven, wine fridge, Bosch fridge-freezer and ice-maker. Doors lead to poolside terrace
-    Smaller lounge/office area
-    Bedroom with double bed, air-conditioning, walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with bath and shower. Doors lead to poolside terrace and garden
-    Guest WC

First Floor


-    Master bedroom with double bed, air-conditioning, balcony and en suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath
-    Triple bedroom with bunk-bed, single bed and air-conditioning
-    Triple bedroom with bunk-bed, single bed and air-conditioning
-    Bathroom

Basement

-    Cinema room with large screen and sofa
-    Utility room with laundry facilities and two fridge/freezers
-    Gym with state-of-the-art machines and table tennis
-    Hot tub and steam shower

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (13x6m) with safety alarm. Jacuzzi (3.05m diameter) at one end (jacuzzi is heated except during winter months). Pool maintained weekly approximately April to end-September
-    Outdoor shower
-    Summer kitchen with sink, fridge, bar area and barbecue
-    Al-fresco dining area with exterior fan
-    Outdoor lounge
-    Firepit (winter use only)
-    Large garden (some different levels/rocks)
-    Trampoline
-    Parking (3-4 cars)
-    Gated entrance

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning (living area and bedrooms)
-    Ceiling fans (bedrooms)
-    TV
-    Cinema room
-    Gym
-    Indoor and outdoor hot tub
-    Table tennis
-    Trampoline
-    Children’s games and toys
-    Safe
-    Alarms
-    Outdoor cameras
-    Mosquito nets (on all windows and French doors)
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Lys
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Villa Lys is in a residential area 10km from Cannes, just west of the charming hilltop village of Mougins. This is a great location for visiting the French Riviera and its hinterland.

There are two bakeries within a short distance (300m and 700m) and you can also walk to a pharmacy, fromagerie, wine shop, butchers and fishmongers. A little local restaurant attached to one of the bakeries is also within walking distance. There is a choice of supermarkets within a 5-minute drive. Further amenities and restaurants can be found in and around Mouans-Sartoux (3km), a pleasant village with a historic centre and a train station. 

Hilltop Mougins (5km) is a beautiful village with flower-filled lanes, gastronomic restaurants and little art galleries – the village has inspired many artists and writers over the years including Picasso. It’s one of the region’s most loved villages and it is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Valmasque forest, perfect for family walks and longer hikes.

Head towards the coast and spend time in Cannes (10km) whether pottering around boutiques, exploring the traditional old quarter, soaking up the ambience of the bustling market or admiring mega-yachts by the marina. There is a good choice of seasonal watersports in and around the palm-fringed beaches of Cannes alongside boat trips along the Côte d'Azur and across to the tranquil Lérins Islands.

Juan-les-Pins (17km) is a chic seaside town loved by Parisians in the summer. Enjoy lunch out in one of the beachside restaurants then partake in more water-based activities and boat excursions. Take time to appreciate the historic charm of Antibes (20km) with its warren of medieval lanes.

Continue onwards towards the wonderful city of Nice (35km), gorgeous Villefranche-sur-Mer (44km), the beautiful beaches of Beaulieu-sur-Mer (45km) or even as far as Monaco, around an hour away by car. In the other direction, the idyllic coastline around Théoule-sur-Mer (24km) is worth discovering with pretty bays and incredible hiking opportunities, backed by the Estérel massif.

Heading inland, experience the Friday morning market in the historic town of Valbonne (10km), visit the perfume studios of Grasse (12km) and experience the stunning surroundings of Lac de Saint-Cassien (40km), perhaps combined with a trip to one of the picture-perfect villages in the Pays de Fayence (including Seillans, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages').

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice Airport

(28km)

Nearest Train Station Mouans-Sartoux

(3.1km)

Nearest Village Small village

(750m)

Nearest Shop Bakery

(300m/700m )

Nearest Restaurant Around Mouans-Sartoux

(Within 3km)

Nearest Supermarket

(1km)

Nearest Town Cannes

(10km)

Nearest Beach Cannes

(11km)

Nearest Golf Golf De Saint Donat

(4.5km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Families are welcomed at Villa Lys. The owner can provide books and games and there is a trampoline in the garden. Guests of all ages will love the cinema room in the basement and there table tennis in the converted garage.

It is great having useful amenities within walking distance including two bakeries, whilst Mouans-Sartoux is only 3km by car with its attractive historic centre. On the outskirts of Mouans-Sartoux you will find a trampoline centre, cinema, a small bowling alley and bouldering gym.   

Enjoy some lovely walks through the Valmasque forest with woodland trails, picnic tables and play areas. A little further afield, Lac de Saint-Cassien (40km) is a fantastic place for seasonal water-based activities, hiking, horse-riding, mountain biking and more.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of watersport opportunities along the beaches in and around Cannes, Juan-les-Pins and beyond. Just north of Antibes, discover a wealth of family attractions including Marineland, Antibes Land Park, Pirate’s Island and mini-golf. 

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Home Cinema

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Babysitting

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2250 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs The jacuzzi (next to the swimming pool) is not heated during the winter months.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the living area and bedrooms.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £7,097
May 11th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 £9,124
Sep 16th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £6,590
Nov 1st 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 £5,069
Apr 5th 2025 - May 10th 2025 £7,097
May 10th 2025 - Sep 15th 2025 £9,124
Sep 15th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £6,590

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €7,679
May 11th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 €9,873
Sep 16th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €7,131
Nov 1st 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 €5,485
Apr 5th 2025 - May 10th 2025 €7,679
May 10th 2025 - Sep 15th 2025 €9,873
Sep 15th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €7,131

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $8,224
May 11th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 $10,574
Sep 16th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $7,637
Nov 1st 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 $5,875
Apr 5th 2025 - May 10th 2025 $8,224
May 10th 2025 - Sep 15th 2025 $10,574
Sep 15th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $7,637

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

When did you become the owner?

I think it was April/May 2022.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

Beautiful area, clean air, stunning house, full of French local charm in the Côte d'Azur.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do? 
There is so much to do in the area. Visit hundreds of little villages from the coast to the mountains. Go to local markets held in different villages on different days. Go to tons of different beaches from beach clubs to deserted more natural beaches. Go visit lakes in land. Amazing shopping in different towns from big to small villages to towns. Loads of art galleries to be visited in little medieval villages. So many photos to take. Make sure you sit like the French and go for aperitif and watch the world go by. Research which village is having a village party and join.

Must eat?
Where to start! You have to eat your way through the area. Try out as many bakeries as possible to hunt for the best croissant and best baguette as a personal challenge! Lazy lunches out with great brasseries and eat fresh local produce from the plat du jour. Great fish dishes. Amazing French deserts. You will find anything you want from top upscale Michelin restaurants to cosy small family run brasseries or trendy cafes, wine bars and more.

Must see?
Every village all the way from Théoule-sur-Mer to Sanremo in Italy on the coast. And also must not forget inland villages and sights and attractions  all the way to the mountains which you can ski in in winter.

Mougins, Menton, Grasse, Cannes, Juan-Les-Pins, St Paul de Vence, Monaco are just some of the places to visit and have an amazing time.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

In winter you can access the mountains very easily with 1.5 hours drive and go skiing! Order in restaurants the plat du jour if that is on offer as all the locals do this. In the villa, sit outside at dusk with your aperitif and enjoy looking at the swallows swoop around.

There is also an amazing little pizza hut 2 minutes drive from villa that you can order over the phone and then go to pick up.

Another tip: there is another little boulangerie that is run by a lovely French couple that bakes the best baguettes and croissants- they come out of the oven right in front of you and are fresh and very hot! Please note they are closed on Mondays.

But then guests can walk to the other boulangerie which is even closer – approximately 3 minutes on foot!

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Reviews

  • It goes above and beyond all expectations

    on 19/08/2023

    Having been fortunate enough to stay in your fabulous villa for a week in August, 2023 I cannot recommend it highly enough.
    It goes above and beyond all expectations in size, spaciousness, décor, luxury, practicality and amenities.
    The layout is superb and you have thought of absolutely everything, including the heated pool, jacuzzi, outdoor heated shower and magnificent patios with sunbathing, lounging and dining areas as well as the outdoor kitchen, not to mention the luxurious cinema room, gym, spa and recreational area and I loved the bright, modern kitchen with loads of seating and view of the pool with its atmospheric lighting.
    My family and I just wish we could have stayed there all summer and would love to return and explore the surrounding area with everything it has to offer.

  • Fantastic villa!

    on 15/07/2023

    Fantastic villa! We have now stayed twice at this beautifully and thoughtfully designed home. It is well located and convenient but also very private. The facilities are complete with a pool, hot tub, jaccuzzi, sauna, gym cinema room. Great for children and adults. Airy spacious rooms with clean decor. Lovely place to be based for exploring the region or going into Cannes and other local beaches. Highly recommended.

  • Beautiful paradise

    on 28/08/2022

    Beautiful paradise for anyone who wishes a pleasant stay with everything for everyone. From a perfect temperature regulated hot-tub, a good sized pool, a trampoline and nice garden areas to a grill, fire-pit, a calming coloured movie room and a very well equipped gym, your stay here is going to make you want to get your camera out and snap shots of the coloured lights that illuminate this magnificent house during the evening and the clear stared skies that you cam enjoy during summer from the pool beds. Your stay is guaranteed to be a peaceful one since the area is very quiet and has easy access to shops, beach, restaurants that will suit everyone’s taste. Would go back anytime I get a chance.

  • Will return definitely

    on 03/08/2022

    Breathtaking beautiful property. Quite large and accommodating space, design is quite stunning. Love all the features - gym, games for children, private movie room, sun all day on the pool, outdoor kitchen with lighting. Ideal family and friends property. If you’re lucky there are fresh pomegranates on the tree. Very easy to get around to nearby towns. Walking distance to two bakeries with most incredible pastries. Will return definitely

  • Exceeded our expectations

    on 16/07/2022

    Nested in the lovely village feel villas, our Villa proved to be the perfect summer retreat for my family of four. From the moment we arrived, we loved the villa's charm, blending modern amenities with rustic South of France character.

    The villa's expansive open-plan living area, flooded with natural light, provided a welcoming hub for our family gatherings. We spent most evenings unwinding in the plush sofas, enjoying each other's company and savouring the breathtaking view of the pool and expansive garden.

    When the sun beckoned, we relished in the refreshing waters of the sparkling swimming pool and hot tub! The late evenings hot tub offered a tranquil escape, where we could soak away our worries and rejuvenate our spirits whilst gazing to the havens and watching the planes and satellites float by!

    The villa's well-equipped kitchen became a culinary haven, where we delighted in preparing and sharing delicious meals. The ample parking space accommodated our car under the covered parking.

    While the villa's interior surpassed our expectations, the garden, though well-maintained, could have benefited from a touch of refinement.

    Overall, our stay at the villa exceeded our expectations, providing us with an unforgettable family holiday. The villa's spacious accommodations, modern amenities, and serene setting made it an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We would highly recommend to anyone seeking a tranquil retreat in the Cote D'Azur.

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