Villa Des Parfums

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Walk to Village Parking Space

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There’s such an abundance of charm at this 19th century villa just a short stroll from the heart of historic Grasse in the Côte d'Azur hinterland, only 18km from Cannes and its French Riviera beaches.

The first thing you’ll be yearning to do is climb the characterful stone steps to the very top of Villa des Parfum’s vast grounds and take in those sensational views over the valley towards the Mediterranean. Followed of course by a swim in the inviting pool which is 20m long, the largest in the neighbourhood! Poolside sun-loungers and a covered dining terrace allow you to truly relax in spectacular surroundings.

Back to the villa itself, passing its lush gardens as you go, come across little patios and idyllic terraces just perfect for a quiet read or perhaps a convivial apéritif amongst the olive trees as the evening nears. Inside the residence, which dates back to 1800, there’s an elegant lounge and dining room, a brilliantly equipped kitchen and TV lounge.

Across the villa, there’s a wonderful sense of old-world charm around you yet with the benefit of 21st century features including the air-conditioned gym with its treadmill, cross-trainer and yoga equipment. Each of the four beautiful bedrooms also feature air-conditioning – we especially love the master double with its private bathroom and yet more superb views.

With its swimming pool and vast outdoor space, it’s hard to believe you are so close to central Grasse - just wander down the steps, through the gate and follow the road to the heart of the historic town, famed for its rich perfume heritage. Discover the daily flower market, pick up all sorts of gourmet delights of Provence and seek out pretty cafes, wine-bars and restaurants. Admire the incredible artwork by Rubens in the 12th century Cathédrale Notre-Dame Du Puy.

Within easy reach of Grasse you have a wealth of picturesque hilltop villages as well as glorious landscapes for hiking, cycling and horse-riding. Dine out in Cabris, gaze at the views from Gourdon, soak up the ambience of Valbonne’s Friday morning market and follow Picasso’s footsteps in flower-filled Mougins.

The glitz and glamour of the French Riviera is also close by! Cannes’ palm-fringed shores are around 18km away and the chic beachside restaurants of Juan-Les-Pins are also easily reached. Cap d’Antibes offers gorgeous bays and coastal hikes whilst the old town of Antibes is a must-see with its historic ramparts, Picasso museum, warren of medieval lanes and mega-yacht marina.

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What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms and gym only.
  • One of the four bedrooms is in a studio with its own entrance, but still part of the main house – with a kitchen and bathroom as well, it could be well suited to a couple or accompanying staff.
  • On a hillside estate, there are many steps to the villa and pool area (which is at the top of the grounds) as well as several terraced levels (some open) – children will need to be supervised.
  • It is also worth bearing in mind that this villa is in a residential setting with close neighbours/buildings nearby. It is ideal to be able to walk to restaurants and shops so easily.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine TV Gym/Fitness Room Heating Parking Space

Villa Interiors

Main/First floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Living and dining room with dining table for 8 guests
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including coffee machine and raclette grill
-    Laundry room
-    WC

Second Floor

-    TV lounge/office
-    Master bedroom with king-size double bed (200cm), valley view towards the sea and private bathroom
-    Bedroom with queen-size bed (160cm) and garden view
-    Bedroom with twin beds (80cm each)
-    Bathroom

Studio (40m2, with its own entrance, part of the main house accessed via the lower end of the grounds)

-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed (160cm)
-    Fireplace
-    Kitchen
-    Bathroom

Outside Grounds (1650m2)

-    Swimming pool (20x4m, depth: max 2.8m) with safety alarm and evening lights.
-    Poolside terrace and sun-loungers
-    Pool house with al-fresco dining area, shower and WC
-    Various terraces for al-fresco dining/lounging
-    Charcoal barbecue
-    Lemon and olive trees 
-    Small building with gym
-    Terraced grounds with many levels (some drops) and many steps
-    Parking space (on street level)
-    Garage (one car)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (bedrooms and gym)
-    TV
-    Board games
-    Gym with treadmill, cross trainer and yoga equipment
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Des Parfums
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa des Parfums is walking distance to the historic town of Grasse in the Alpes-Maritimes department of the Côte d'Azur hinterland, only 18km from Cannes and just over half an hour from Nice Airport. If arriving by train, the TGV stops at Cannes or there is a train station in Grasse around 1.5km from the villa.

Located in a residential district with other neighbouring houses/buildings, just walk down the steps, through the gate and walk along the road (with a narrow pavement) all the way towards central Grasse, around a 10 to 15-minute walk away. As well as Grasse’s world-famous perfume studios and the Musée International de la Parfumerie, it’s a beautiful town just to stroll around as you come across charming cafes, restaurants, wine-bars and pretty markets. There’s a flower and food market most mornings at Place aux Herbes whilst the larger Provencal market takes place on a Saturday morning at Place aux Aires.

There are so many picture-perfect villages within a short drive such as hilltop Cabris (6km), a gorgeous spot for lunch on one of the restaurant terraces, and Gourdon (15km), a typically perched village with the most stunning views. Pass the incredible Gorges du Loup en route and continue on to the Saut du Loup waterfalls. This part of the Alpes-Maritimes is ideal for hiking and other outdoor adventures such as canyoning and rock-climbing.

The picturesque and historic town of Valbonne (10km) is especially worthy of a visit for its Friday morning market whilst Mougins (12km) is a must for food-lovers and art enthusiasts as you follow Picasso’s footsteps and dine out in one of the village’s gastronomic restaurants. There’s a wonderful hiking route between Valbonne and Biot following the Brague River or there are gentler walks through the Valmasque Forest.

In just under half an hour you can be strolling along Cannes’ La Croisette, one of France’s most famous boulevards, or relaxing on the city’s palm-fringed shores. Explore the vibrant markets, potter around the old quarter, admire the huge yachts in the marina, take a boat tour of the coast or even hop on a ferry to the tranquil Lérins Islands.

Juan-Les-Pins (27km) is another superb spot for beaches, summer watersports and atmospheric restaurants whilst Cap d’Antibes is home to some idyllic small bays and coastal hiking trails. The old town of Antibes itself may surprise you with its historic charm, much-loved by visitors from across the French Riviera.

Read more about Grasse

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice Airport

(34km)

Nearest Train Station Grasse/Cannes

(1.5km/17.5km)

Nearest Town Central Grasse

(Around 1km)

Nearest Restaurant Central Grasse

(Around 1km)

Nearest Shop Bakery

(800m)

Nearest Golf Golf du Claux Amic Sa/Saint Donat

(7km)

Nearest Beach Cannes

(18km)

Nearest City Cannes/Nice

(18km/40km)

Kids

Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Teens

Wander down the road (there’s a narrow pavement) and within around 1km you will find yourself in central Grasse. Hop on the tourist road train for a fun way to view the town and look out for the little carousel in the school holidays.

The Musée International de la Parfumerie is worth visiting for children who may be interested in the town’s perfume heritage or visit one of the perfume studios where you can often create your own fragrance.

Just outside of Grasse, Riviera Nature offers tree-top trails for a variety of ages (aged 4+ depending on height) as well as picnic areas whilst there is also paint-balling and go-karting within a short drive.

Of course, the Côte d'Azur hinterland offers a wealth of opportunities for walking, hiking, horse-riding, mountain biking and more. Find a range of challenging hikes across the stunning landscapes or gentler walks in places such as the peaceful Valmasque forest near Mougins.  

There are ample beaches for a great day out from the palm-fringed shores of Cannes to the chic resort of Juan-Les-Pins. Look out for boat trips, many watersports and lots of family attractions, especially just north of Antibes where you will find waterparks, theme parks and more.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe 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

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 €1000 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 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays over 14 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean included if staying more than 14 nights. 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 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not alllowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the bedrooms and gym only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £3,111
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,947
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £5,398
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £3,947
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 £3,111
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £3,947
May 31st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 £5,398

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €3,387
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €4,297
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €5,878
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €4,297
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 €3,387
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €4,297
May 31st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 €5,878

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $3,669
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $4,655
Jun 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $6,367
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $4,655
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 $3,669
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $4,655
May 31st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 $6,367

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.

Reviews

  • Highly recommend!

    Created on 26/08/2022

    The most perfect house for an amazing family holiday! Beautiful house, stunning pool, great location. Highly recommended!

  • We enjoyed our stay

    Created on 06/08/2022

    Beautiful house, beautifully furnished. The big pool is a real highlight. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Great success!

    Created on 17/07/2022

    Beautiful and stylish villa. High-quality furnishings. Functional, well-equipped kitchen. Lovely, luxurious swimming pool area. Good location. Short connections to many charming small towns. Walking distance to village shops and restaurants. Caring, helpful local host and the friendly owners ensured that our vacation was a great success!

  • Stunning villa in Grasse!

    Created on 24/07/2021

    The owners' home is absolutely stunning! We loved the versatility of the space - with plenty of room both inside and out. Thoughtfully and tastefully decorated. Incredible views towards the sea. The independent studio, separate gym and garage were a real bonus. And the icing on the cake is the breath-taking pool and view!
    Location also great - could walk to centre of Grasse in approx. 5-8 minute and a short drive to many beautiful villages and of course the sea.

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