Villa Portrait

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Recommended Pool Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite RWC-Nice

In a region that has so greatly inspired the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Miró, stay in your own artistic villa in the French Riviera with contemporary interiors, a glorious swimming pool and unobstructed views towards the Valmasque forest, just 18km from the sparkle of Cannes.

Villa Portrait has recently undergone a complete renovation by its art-loving owners who have a keen eye for interior design and modern style. Also owners of an exclusive gallery specialising in graphic art and photography, guests can appreciate striking prints that adorn the walls of this contemporary home. Objets d’art and designer furnishings also feature in the light-filled rooms whilst sliding doors perfectly frame the verdant views from the open-plan living-dining and kitchen space.

Four beautiful bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms with rain showers, can be found across the two floors. On the ground level, a master bedroom has a gorgeous bath and two sets of French windows leading out to the pool terrace whilst upstairs two of the doubles have an upper balcony with wonderful vistas. High-speed Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a separate TV lounge are yet more modern comforts across this impressive abode.  

Outdoors, large pine and palm trees add to the Mediterranean vibe with the villa’s white-washed and stone walls, a perfect place for al-fresco dining looking out towards the inviting swimming pool and hills beyond. Atmospherically lit up in the evening, enjoy a glass of rosé at sundown before the stars start to appear in the clear skies above you.

Set in a quiet and residential area, between picturesque Biot and Valbonne, the joys of the Côte d'Azur are so close. Enjoy the glamour of Cannes, the natural beauty of Cap d’Antibes and the beaches of the French Riviera or spend time on one of the many golf-courses within a short drive.

Experience Valbonne’s highly regarded Friday morning market and have lunch in the gastronomic village of Mougins where Picasso spent much of his time later in life. Indeed, art enthusiasts should also stop off at Saint-Paul-de-Vence’s Fondation Maeght with its Miró sculpture garden as well as Matisse’s Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence. Not to mention the galleries of Nice, Antibes and Vallauris in this inspiring part of southern France.

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What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is featured in all four bedrooms and the living rooms.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Heating RWC-Nice

Villa Interiors (260m2)

Ground Floor

-    Open-plan living-dining room with doors leading to al-fresco terrace and pool
-    Open-plan kitchen, fully-equipped 
-    TV lounge
-    Master bedroom with double bed (180x200cm) and doors leading to terrace and pool. En suite bathroom with bath, rain shower and WC

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with rain shower and WC
-    2 x bedrooms with double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with rain shower and WC

Two of the double bedrooms can be made into twins on request (90x200cm each)

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (oval shape, 9mx4.5m, depth: 2.5m) with safety alarm
-    Sun-loungers (x6)
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Weber gas barbecue
-    Upper balcony (accessed from two of the bedrooms)
-    Parking (2 spaces)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi (high-speed cable)
-    Air-conditioning (bedrooms and living rooms)
-    Heating
-    Smart TV
-    Sonos speakers
-    Table tennis
-    Yoga mats

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Portrait
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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Just 18km from Cannes and a short drive to the beaches of the French Riviera, Villa Portrait is set in a quiet residential area between the market town of Valbonne and the picturesque hilltop village of Biot.

Historic Valbonne (5km) is such a pleasant place to stroll around with its narrow lanes, ancient doorways, pretty squares and terrace cafes. The vibrant market on a Friday morning is one of the best in the area and a great place to pick up all sorts of wonderful local produce.

Also close by is the Valmasque Parc with forest walks, picnic and play areas as well as the tranquil Etang de Fontmerle at the southern end, especially popular with bird-watchers. There is a peaceful 10km-long hike between Valbonne and Biot, following La Brague river, and many other marked trails across the wooded hills.

The hilltop village of Biot, also just 5km away, is well-known for its glass making and ceramics as well as its gorgeous setting. After exploring its cobbled lanes and perhaps visiting the Fernand Léger museum, stop off for a bite to eat in the historic centre in a shady square or flower-filled archway.

The sparkling shores of the Côte d'Azur are also so near with the beaches north of Antibes around 10km away. The seaside resort of Juan-Les-Pins (13km) is home to relaxed beaches and watersports whilst Cap d’Antibes offers exceptional coastal walks and idyllic beaches such as Plage de la Garoupe, once frequented by Picasso and Hemingway, with its high-end beach restaurants.

The impressive city of Cannes (18km) is also a must-see with its famous boulevard, La Croisette, glitzy bars and boutiques as well as atmospheric markets, sandy beaches and boat trips, including ferries out to the beautiful Lérins Islands.

Art-lovers should look out for Picasso museums in charming Antibes and Vallauris as well as some magnificent galleries in Nice. The gastronomic village of Mougins (12km), once Picasso’s home, is also highly regarded for its art whilst the Fondation Maeght in St-Paul-de-Vence (20km) is well-known in the region.

If you prefer golf then there are a number of prestigious courses close by including Royal Mougins Golf Resort (15km) and Cannes Mougins Golf Country Club (12km) with others even closer.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice Airport

(25km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Biot (Antibes Est)

(9km)

Nearest Town Valbonne

(5km)

Nearest Shop Grocery store

(1km)

Nearest Restaurant Valbonne

(5km)

Nearest Beach Plage d'Antibes

(10km)

Nearest Golf Various top-end courses

(10-25 minutes by car )

Nearest Tennis Moratoglou Tennis Academy

(4km)

Kids

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

Close to both Valbonne and Biot, you have the wonderful Valmasque forested hills close to you with woodland walks, picnic spots and play areas – a joy for many ages and especially welcoming as an escape from the summer heat.

Of course, the beaches are also so near with Juan-Les-Pins, Cap d’Antibes, Villeneuve-Loubet Plage and Cannes all offering a variety of relaxing shores, watersports and boat trips.

The area around Antibes is also home to a number of family attractions such as
Marineland, Adventure Golf, Kid’s Island (with animals and rides) and other amusement parks in the summer months.

You will also find go-karting and tree-top adventures near Grasse, a beautiful historic town known for its perfume heritage with factories where you can create your own scent.

Near Villeneuve-Loubet there are yet more child-friendly places to visit including two theme parks, another tree-top activity centre, football pitches and tennis (as well as the Moratoglou Tennis Academy even closer). 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

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

  • Child-Safe Pool

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome Pack Included

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
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome pack with essentials (coffee, tea, Nespresso capsules, wine, water, soft drinks, ice-cream for kids, fresh herbs, salt/pepper/olive oil)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Airport transfers

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 £1500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra £250, payable locally. Mid-stay cleaning for stays of more than 7 nights also available, subject to an extra cost payable locally. 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
Changeover day Saturday in July and August. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights (except during the Rugby World Cup in 2023 when it is 4 nights). All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool opening dates? 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 Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot is available and a highchair can be requested for an additional charge, payable locally.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 5th 2022 - Jul 16th 2022 - - £6,343
Jul 16th 2022 - Aug 14th 2022 - - £7,310
Aug 14th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - - £6,343
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - £4,247
Oct 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 - - £3,978
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - £4,247
Jul 1st 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 - - £6,343
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 12th 2023 - - £7,310
Aug 12th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - £6,343
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 8th 2023 - - £4,247
Sep 8th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 £2,973 £3,397 £4,247
Oct 21st 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - £3,978

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 5th 2022 - Jul 16th 2022 - - €6,913
Jul 16th 2022 - Aug 14th 2022 - - €7,968
Aug 14th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - - €6,913
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - €4,629
Oct 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 - - €4,336
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - €4,629
Jul 1st 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 - - €6,913
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 12th 2023 - - €7,968
Aug 12th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - €6,913
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 8th 2023 - - €4,629
Sep 8th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 €3,240 €3,703 €4,629
Oct 21st 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - €4,336

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 5th 2022 - Jul 16th 2022 - - $7,213
Jul 16th 2022 - Aug 14th 2022 - - $8,314
Aug 14th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - - $7,213
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - $4,829
Oct 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 - - $4,524
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - $4,829
Jul 1st 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 - - $7,213
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 12th 2023 - - $8,314
Aug 12th 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 - - $7,213
Sep 1st 2023 - Sep 8th 2023 - - $4,829
Sep 8th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 $3,381 $3,864 $4,829
Oct 21st 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 - - $4,524

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

  • How long have you owned the property?

We are living partly in Amsterdam and here in the French Riviera. Our house is in the same domaine as Villa Portrait, which we bought mid 2020. Since then, we have completely renovated the place, decorated it with lots of (photography) art pieces and made it a wonderful place to stay at

 

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

We loved the location. Its south-facing terrace with sunshine all day long and the unobstructed view. The natural stone wall elements give the villa a Mediterranean feeling and the location is quiet and peaceful but close to everything here on the Cote d'Azur

 

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

- Must do? Explore the wonderful beaches and beach clubs, play golf, enjoy art in numerous museums like Miro, Picasso and Fondation Maeght

- Must eat? Salade Nicoise with fresh tuna, Bouillabaisse fish soup

- Must see? The fantastic "marchés Provencal" in Antibes, Valbonne and Cannes

 

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

Visit Christian Senez Champagne for champagne tastin and make your own Eau de Toilette at Fragonrd in Grasse

 

 

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