Villa De La Magie

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Sleeps: 12 - 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Romantic

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Perched on a terraced hillside of olive trees, close to an enchanting village much loved by artists, Villa De La Magie enjoys the most magical setting in the Côte d'Azur hinterland near Grasse.

Feel the historic charm of this gorgeous abode which offers beautiful accommodation for twelve guests. The 19th century house is a delight with pretty blue shuttered windows and south-facing aspect. Step inside and it’s just as lovely with carefully selected antique furnishings and characterful features alongside modern comforts such as a sound system, cable TV and a wonderfully equipped country kitchen. Two of the doubles are en suite, including the romantic master bedroom, whilst the two bedrooms on the top floor share a beautifully decorated bathroom. Downstairs, French windows lead out to a stone terrace and a gorgeous pergola for tranquil breakfasts of coffee and croissants. 

A 500-year old two-storey cottage, just set behind the maison, also features an en suite double bedroom with a grand king-size bed whilst a separate pretty stone annexe can be home to another two guests with its own little rustic terrace.  

Wander through the designer landscaped gardens and admire the glorious scents, bright colours and soothing sounds of your picturesque surroundings. With terraced grounds of olive trees, fragrant herbs, a towering pine, pretty stone steps and a trickling fountain, the ambience is just perfect. At the very end, find the inviting swimming pool and perhaps the pièce de resistance, the spectacular pool house with its vast lounge and kitchen-diner, contemporary shower room and stunning terrace with barbecue for poolside dining at its best.

Just 2.5km away is a much-loved perched village so typical of this region with narrow lanes, historic houses and terrace cafes alongside upmarket restaurants. This characterful village has attracted artists and writers over the many years and its panoramic views are sure to inspire you.   

There are many other idyllic villages to explore, from Fayence and Seillans, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, to Picasso’s beloved Mougins near the coast. Learn all about France’s perfume heritage in nearby Grasse, visit the historic market town of Valbonne on a Friday morning or head further inland to the magnificent landscapes around Gourdon and the Gorges du Loup.

Then there’s hiking, horse-riding and summer watersports around Lac de Saint-Cassien, only 12km away, as well as the sandy shores of the French Riviera with Cannes around half an hour by car and the beauty of Antibes and its peninsular just a little further. You really can experience both mer et montagne in this wonderful part of southern France.

For a group of friends or families holidaying at the same time, the owner's other house Le Petit Prince (10 guests) is around a 4-minute walk away.

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What you should know…

  • The villa sleeps up to 12 guests across six double bedrooms - four in the main house, one in a two-storey cottage and one in a separate annexe cottage. See the “Features” tab for the full layout.
  • For an extra two guests you can also request use of a sofa-bed in the superb pool house - please enquire.
  • The beautiful gardens are on terraced levels and there are lots of stone steps across the charming grounds.
  • During festivals and other special events taking place in Cannes, Monaco or the surrounding area, advertised rates do not apply (minimum stay may differ also) - please contact us for a full, up to date quote.
  • Please note that the portable air-conditioning is available in the bedrooms only.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ TV Heating

Main House Interiors

Garden Level

-    Living room with fireplace, TV, sound system and doors leading to terrace and gardens
-    Open-plan kitchen-diner, well-equipped with doors leading to al-fresco dining pergola and terrace  
-    Office with laser jet printer
-    WC

Upper Floor

-    Upper entrance
-    Hallway with lounge area
-    Master bedroom with grand king-size double bed and en suite bathroom with terrace
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom

Top Floor

-    2 x bedrooms with double bed
-    Bathroom (shared between the two bedrooms)

Two-storey Stone Cottage Interiors

-    Living area and kitchenette with doors leading out to terrace
-    Bedroom with grand king-size double bed and en suite bathroom

Annexe Cottage Interiors

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom

Pool House Interiors (at lower end of terraced gardens)

-    Open-plan living-dining room with sofa-bed, TV and sound system
-    Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped
-    Shower room

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (5x11m) with heating (available on request) and safety alarm. Open approximately May to September
-    Pool house’s al-fresco dining terrace and barbecue
-    Pergola for al-fresco dining
-    Terraced gardens
-    Garage with electric car port and space for 3-4 cars
-    Outside parking (3 cars on lower level, 2 cars on upper level)
-    Electric gate (poolside level)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Portable air-conditioning (free-standing units remote controlled, in bedrooms only)
-    Heating
-    Fireplace
-    Cable TV (with English-speaking channels)
-    Sound system
-    Laser jet printer
-    Washing machine and dryer
-    Fans in every room

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa De La Magie
<1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa De La Magie is set on a terraced hillside on the edge of a beautiful village, close to the idyllic town of Grasse and just half an hour from the glorious French Riviera beaches near Cannes.

The local village, perched further up the hill around 2.5km away (keen hikers can reach it in about half an hour), is a charming place with narrow lanes filled with fragrant flowers, picturesque café terraces, excellent restaurants as well as the most extraordinary views of the Côte d'Azur hinterland. Artists have been inspired by this village for years and you will be able to visit little studios that create artisan crafts.  

From your doorstep there are wonderful walking trails and many cycling opportunities whether rambling by local canals or heading towards Lac de Saint-Cassien and the Tanneron forests, around 12km away, where there are numerous marked paths as well as summer watersports, other outdoor pursuits and lakeside beaches.

Other idyllic perched villages dotted across the beautiful landscapes include Spéracèdes, Fayence, Callian and one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, Seillans, about 30km away. As you follow the winding roads, pass olive groves, oaks and cypress trees and take in the panoramic views all around you.

Of course, Grasse (7km) is just a short drive away, a wonderful town famed for its perfume heritage and beauty. As well as visiting the Musée International de la Parfumerie, you can also step inside many of the perfume studios or factories in and around Grasse such as Galimard and Fragonard. Aside from the fragrances of the town, Grasse has some delightful restaurants and cafes, the impressive Cathedrale-Notre-Dame-du-Puy as well as local produce or flower markets nearly every morning.

Other wonderful places in the Côte d'Azur hinterland include the historic market town of Valbonne (15km), the hilltop town of Biot (30km) and flower-filled Mougins (14km), known for its gastronomy as well as artistic vibe.

The Valmasque forest is another fantastic area for walking with trails for a variety of abilities whilst golf-lovers can choose from a number of courses across this area including the prestigious Royal Mougins Golf Resort and Cannes Mougins Golf Country Club.

The beaches of the French Riviera are never too far away whether you are looking to experience the glamour of Cannes (20km) with its palm-fringed sandy shores or the dramatic beauty and idyllic bays of the Cap d'Antibes. Antibes itself is a charming old town to visit with its walled historic centre, Picasso museum and super-yacht marina whilst Juan-Les-Pins offers great beaches, vibrant restaurants and a fantastic range of watersports. Boat rides depart from along this part of the Côte d'Azur from whale and dolphin watching to sunset cruises or trips to the tranquil Lérins Islands.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice Airport

(37km)

Nearest Train Station Grasse/Cannes

(6.5km/20km)

Nearest Village

(2.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Local area and village

(2-3km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarché SUPER

(1.5km)

Nearest Town Grasse

(7km)

Nearest Beach Plage de la Bocca (nr Cannes)

(18km)

Nearest Golf Golf du Claux Amic Sa

(8km)

Kids

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

In the Côte d'Azur hinterland there is lots to keep all ages entertained.

In nearby Grasse you can visit the perfume museum as well as studios for tours and even the chance to make your own fragrance. For the more adventurous children there is a tree-top activity centre just outside the town as well as go-karting and paint-balling.

Lac de Saint-Cassien is a great spot for families with summer activities such as watersports, an inflatable water park as well as woodland walks, lakeside picnics, horse-riding, cycling and more.   

There are also plenty of other walks in this area from hikes across the hills for the most experienced families to more gentler paths in and around the woodland of Valmasque and the picturesque Etang de Fontmerle.

Of course, there is a great choice of coastline across this part of the French Riviera. Cannes is home to some superb sandy beaches, watersports and plenty of boat trips whilst Juan-Les-Pins has a vibrant ambience and is also popular with families.

Antibes, a charming and historic town in itself, has some much-loved family attractions nearby such as Marineland, Adventure Golf, Aquasplash and Kid’s Island. A little further towards Nice, look out for two family theme parks just outside Villeneuve-Loubet as well as more glorious beaches, watersports and boat hire along the coast.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Extras

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

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 $2000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes (bed linen and bath towels changed every 7 nights if staying 14 nights or more).
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to 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.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July and August, 3 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only in a designated area.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs During festivals and other special events taking place in Cannes, Monaco or the surrounding area, advertised rates do not apply (minimum stay may differ also) - please contact us for a full, up to date quote.
Other Ts and Cs Two cots and two highchairs are available on request.
Pool heating charge? Included (must be requested at least 3 days in advance). Pool can be heated an additional 5 - 7 degrees approximately. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the portable air-conditioning is available in the bedrooms only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £3,418 £4,558 £5,697 £7,976
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £4,375 £5,834 £7,292 £10,209
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - £12,761
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £4,375 £5,834 £7,292 £10,209
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £3,418 £4,558 £5,697 £7,976
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £4,375 £5,834 £7,292 £10,209
Jan 4th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £3,418 £4,558 £5,697 £7,976
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £4,375 £5,834 £7,292 £10,209
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - £12,761

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €3,722 €4,962 €6,203 €8,684
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €4,764 €6,352 €7,940 €11,115
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - €13,894
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €4,764 €6,352 €7,940 €11,115
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €3,722 €4,962 €6,203 €8,684
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €4,764 €6,352 €7,940 €11,115
Jan 4th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €3,722 €4,962 €6,203 €8,684
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €4,764 €6,352 €7,940 €11,115
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - €13,894

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $4,032 $5,375 $6,719 $9,407
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $5,160 $6,880 $8,600 $12,040
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - $15,050
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $5,160 $6,880 $8,600 $12,040
Sep 21st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $4,032 $5,375 $6,719 $9,407
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $5,160 $6,880 $8,600 $12,040
Jan 4th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $4,032 $5,375 $6,719 $9,407
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $5,160 $6,880 $8,600 $12,040
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - $15,050

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 have owned this property since Jan 2021. This property has never been on the market for rentals by the previous owner.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Anywhere you are on the property you will find some serenity. The garden is landscaped by renowned artist Jean Mus. The property is set up like a hamlet on its own and you spend much time outside. You are set on the mountain overlooking hills, the local village and a little bit of water.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The property was part of a village which would be part of the roadway from Grasse to Cabris. There is a splendid Mazet which has been fully renovated from to its original stone from the 15th century. The pool house is a state of the art entertainment living space area.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Owner is famed celebrity photographer.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…
Must do? Go to Mougins, Bar-sur-loup, Cannes, Antibes, St Tropez, GIGI beach club St Tropez, San Juan le Pins
Must eat? Auberge du Vieux Chateau in Cabris, Chez Bruno truffle restaurant in Lorgues, L’Amandier in Mougins,
Must see? Everything is beautiful and anytime of the year. One person said it is paradise.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Go to the local markets like in St Cezaire, Fayence, Valbonne, Grasse. Go to Bar-sur-loup and hike to the beautiful mountain town of Gourdon. Have an aperitif in Cabris which you can hike up from the house in 30 minutes. Explore the town of Mougins and Eze and the wide range of exceptional food. Nowhere in the world have I seen this quality of food/ingredients. Within 20 minutes you are in Cannes and check out the famous beach clubs. If you want something more quiet go to Theoule sur mer and find yourself a hidden bay.

The author of The Little Prince was born in Cabris and Albert Camus lived there later in his life. Many USA celebrities live/lived within 20 minute drive from the house such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Clint Eastwood etc.

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Reviews

  • Charmant!

    on 26/08/2021

    Un hôte adorable, charmant et passionnant avec une belle énergie et pleins de bonnes recommandations.

  • Une belle expérience

    on 15/08/2021

    Un grand merci à Roger notre hôte attentif et très réactif! Nous avons été séduits par cette belle maison authentique, au charme typiquement provençal, dont se dégage une âme si particulière. Partis entre amis, les espaces bien pensés nous ont permis de préserver notre intimité tout en partageant des moments conviviaux. Une belle expérience que nous renouvellerons avec plaisir en famille ou entre amis!

  • Outstanding!

    on 10/08/2021

    The most classically wonderful, enchanting and magical place to stay. It is a stones throw from the beach but in all honesty there is no point leaving. This is a very very very special place. The set up, with what can only be described as the best pool house ever built, is perfect. Every morning we'd stroll down for breakfast and stay down all day, eating, drinking, relaxing, swimming etc... but that takes nothing away from the house. Architecturally outstanding, original, spacious, a place full of adventure and discovery. Roger is a great host. Totally went out of his way to make sure our stay was brilliant and we couldn't have hoped for more. Of course we will be returning. That goes without saying.

  • What an amazing property!

    on 25/06/2021

    What an amazing property! It’s like a little historic village all of your own. The buildings are hewn of ancient stone and the decor takes you back to a more simple time… but with all of the modern amenities. We loved relaxing by the pool and gathering at the pool house for meals and drinks. The location is perfect- I walked up to the lovely local village and did a hike on part of the GR route right from the property. There is also a lovely trail a few minutes walk away along a canal where I did afternoon runs, and there are multiple places nearby for amazing cycling. There are so many short day trips from the area as well- you are within 20-60 minutes of renown beaches, museums, shopping, and outdoor activities. I enjoyed a day trip to Grasse, the perfume capital; Monaco, to visit the oceanography museum; and I biked down to Cannes for an ocean view. I’d go back in a heartbeat and highly recommend!

  • Dream of a lifetime

    on 25/06/2021

    My stay at Villa De La Magie was a dream of a lifetime. The property has so many unique accommodations due to many recent renovations. Some of the homes date back hundreds of years. Taking you back in time while in the comforts of modern technology. From Villa De La Magie there are numerous hiking trails including a magnificent trek to the top of the local village, the famed village of the “Little Prince”. Besides hiking, there is easy access to a beautiful lake where I paddle-boarded and kayaked. I loved the easy access to outdoors activities especially the well-marked bike trails which are endless. At Villa De La Magie there is a beautiful pool and another “pool” houses with a full modern kitchen, beautiful bathroom with shower, huge fireplace and a champagne terrace. It adds a beautiful dimension to this classic country French villa.

  • We will be returning soon

    on 25/06/2021

    This was my first trip to the southern coast of France with my husband. We decided not to stay in a hotel and opted for a private home at Villa De La Magie. It is a resort style hamlet with multiple types of accommodations from an authentic large farmhouse to several small cottages. The grounds are spectacular with beautiful vistas in every direction as well as wonderfully landscaped terraces. There is a separate super modern pool house that is magnificent with a full modern kitchen, bathroom and living room, which can be easily used year-round. Villa De La Magie was so much more that I anticipated. It is a wonderful chance for families, small to medium sized groups or couples. We will be returning soon.

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