Villas Jolie and Zen

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 7


Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed


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Villas which evoke such a feeling of calm, aesthetic harmony, beauty and sheer perfection are rare – Villas Jolie & Zen are two of those villas.

They sit on a hillside amidst pretty landscaped gardens overlooking woodland, with views up to the ancient village of Châteauneuf de Grasse. Villa Jolie sits above the slope with Villa Zen just below, but each villa has been designed to feel quite private and independent from the other, yet they are perfect for larger parties which will benefit from sharing the whole estate.

The magic is everywhere you look, whether indoors or outdoors - high quality furnishings, meticulous attention to detail, soothing colour schemes, original artwork…everything has received complete care and attention. These luxurious family homes are spacious and light with plenty of creature comforts like air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, high quality equipment, a gym, a TV den, a wood-fired pizza oven and a large gas barbecue. The gardens are filled with lavender, rosemary, olive trees and have a lovely children’s play area.

The two beautiful pools and terraces complete the perfect picture.

If you can drag yourself away from all the comfort and beauty, everything here is at your doorstep. The village is a 10-minute walk away via country lanes. Markets are held in Valbonne and Mouans Sartoux only minutes away, Antibes (with its Aquapark) and Cannes are only 18-22km away, the pretty artists village of Saint Paul de Vence is an easy 30-minute drive and Nice is just 35km away.

Villas Jolie & Zen are the perfect blend of both natural and man-made beauty with all the best that the French Riviera has to offer.

Good news! For a little extra, these properties can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The entrance driveway is shared by both villas, but each villa has its own parking area

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV TV Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Heating

Villas Jolie and Zen (max. capacity: 16)
1) Villa Jolie (max capacity: 8)
2) Villa Zen (max. capacity: 8)

1) Villa Jolie

Villa Interior (400m2)

Lower Floor (Pool and Garden level)

- Bedroom 2: king-sized double bed (2x2m) with air conditioning, French windows leading to the pool terrace and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC.
- Bedroom 3: double bed (or two singles if required) with air conditioning, French windows leading to the pool terrace and wet rooms with shower, basin and WC.
- Bedroom 4: king-sized double bed (2x2m) with air conditioning, sofas and en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.
- Games room with fully equipped gym with treadmill, exercise bicycle, multi-gym and yoga area with ceiling fans. There is also a children’s play area and TV area with a sofa bed in this room.
- Utility room with two washing machines, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

Upper Floor

- Fully equipped open-plan kitchen with oven, gas hobs, microwave, large American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, pantry items, dishes, utensils, breakfast bar and sliding doors opening onto the terrace with dining table.
- Large open plan living area with comfortable leather sofas, large plasma screen TV with Sky, Apple TV and Sonos Music system. Double doors lead onto the large terrace with a covered seating area.
- Open dining area with large dining table and seating for 8 guests.
- Utility room with 2 washing machines, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
- Guest WC
- Master bedroom: king-sized double bed (2x2m) with air conditioning, private balcony and en-suite bathroom with bath, double shower, basin, bidet and WC. Access to a private covered terrace with dining area.

Outside Grounds

- Gated private oval-shaped salt-water swimming pool with roman steps and stunning views (size: 13x8m / depth: 1.4m) - can be heated on request
- Poolside shower
- Poolside reclining sun loungers and parasols
- Summer kitchen with built-in gas barbecue, wood fired pizza oven, covered dining table and cocktail table and chairs
- Second outside dining area
- Poolside terrace
- Comfortable seating area on the top terrace overlooking the pool
- Garage
- Trampoline
- Play House
- Swings and slide set
- Sandpit
- Private parking for 6 cars
- Enclosed Mediterranean gardens


- Air conditioning in all bedrooms and living room
- Underfloor heating
- Fans in gym/games room
- Super-Fast Wi-Fi
- Sky TV and Apple TV
- Netflix
- Sonos Music
- Two large washing machines
- Tumble Dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryer in each bathroom
- Central heating
- Security alarm system
- Gated swimming pool (heated at extra cost)
- Electric gates
- Gym and yoga equipment
- Badminton
- Pool inflatables
- Board games

2) Villa Zen

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Open-plan fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, oven, hobs, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine and toaster. Sliding doors opening up onto a covered dining terrace.
- Open-plan living area with comfortable sofas and a large wall-mounted plasma screen TV.
- Open-plan dining area with large dining table for 8 guests
- Bedroom 1: king-sized double bed (1.8m) with air conditioning, double door leading onto the gardens and en-suite bathroom with shower, bath, basin and WC.
- Separate TV room with large sofa and plasma screen TV
- Guest WC and cloakroom
- Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board

First Floor

- Master Bedroom: double bed (1.6m) with air conditioning and en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC. The bedroom has access to a private balcony with steps leading down to the lawns and pool area
- Bedroom 2: king-sized double bed (or two twin beds) with air conditioning and shared bathroom
- Bedroom 3: double bed (1.6m) with air conditioning and shared bathroom
- Family bathroom with shower, basin and WC

Lower Ground Floor

- Cosy TV room with TV, DVD player and sofa bed

Outside Grounds

- Private rectangular-shaped salt-water swimming pool (size: 8x4m / depth: 15cm-1.4m) with jet stream, safety electric cover, roman steps for easy access and optional heating.
- Poolside reclining sun loungers and parasols
- Poolside terrace
- Boules pitch
- Built-in barbecue and built-in pizza oven
- Covered dining area
- Private parking for 6 cars
- Lawned gardens
- Children's play area


- Super-Fast Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Underfloor heating
- SONOS Music System
- Sat TV with International/English channels
- Net-flix
- Hairdryer in each bathroom
- Electronic gates
- Electronic pool cover
- Private parking (note: the driveway is shared with Villa Jolie)
- IPTV and DVD player
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Badminton
- Pool inflatables
- Board games


About the surrounding area of Villas Jolie and Zen
<1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The hilltop village of Châteauneuf de Grasse is a delightful setting surrounded by many quaint French towns and villages. Throughout the summer months there are many festivities and celebrations taking place including open air cinema screenings, the circus, antique fairs and vintage car rallys, which are all highly recommended and certainly worth exploring.

The neighbouring town of Valbonne boasts a charming market square with narrow streets and boutique shops, perfect for an evening stroll before enjoying the delicious Provençal gastronomy from one of the many restaurants on offer. Visit the local markets offering plenty of fresh and delicious produce, head to Valbonne early on a Friday morning for a coffee and croissant before purchasing lunch from the stallholders or visit Mouans Sartoux on Thursday, Friday or Saturday for more wonderful fruits, vegetables, meats and other delicacies. The famous perfume town of Grasse is also right on your doorstep, so a visit to the Fragonard perfume museum and factory is essential.

The Cote d’Azur possesses endless beaches with many water-sporting activities, water parks and attractions to be enjoyed. The chic town of Cannes with the port bustling with super yachts and the famous Promenade de la Croisette are certainly one of many towns to visit. Similarly, the old towns of Antibes and Nice both possess endless winding streets with market stalls, local delicacies and hand crafted artworks providing hours of exploration for all the family.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice/Cannes/Marseilles

(25km-30mins / 27km-40mins / 190km-2hrs)

Nearest Ferry Port Nice


Nearest Village Châteauneuf de Grasse

(1km-10min walk)

Nearest Restaurant Pré du Lac

(2km-15-20min walk)

Nearest Bar/Pub Pré du Lac

(2km-15-20min walk)

Nearest Beach Cagnes-sur-Mer/Cannes


Nearest Town/City Grasse


Nearest Golf La Grande Bastide in Opio


Nearest Train Station Grasse/Nice TGV

(10km-15mins / 33km-30mins)

Nearest Piste Gréolières les Neiges


Nearest Supermarket Pré du Lac

(2km-15-20min walk)

Nearest Shop Pré du Lac

(2km-15-20min walk)

Nearest Tennis Châteauneuf de Grasse

(1km-10mins walk)


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



Swings: Villa Jolie

Slide: Villa Jolie

Playground: Villa Jolie

Climbing frame: Villa Jolie



Stair gates: x1 in Villa Jolie

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Playground
  • Badminton
  • Pool inflatables
  • Climbing frame
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Complimentary Welcome Pack Provided
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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
- Ironing service
- Pre-stocked fridge/shopping service
- Cook/catering
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Chauffeur service
- Babysitting service

Extras available at this property:

- Complimentary welcome pack
- Extra cleaning or ironing 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

Event information

These two luxurious and homely villas nestle together on a hillside with the delightful village of Chateauneuf de Grasse in the distance above. The whole estate is ideal as a wedding venue with landscaped grounds overlooking verdant woodland. There’s a beautiful chapel nearby for a traditional service or a ceremony could take place on the lawns in the villa’s gardens accompanied by the scents of lavender, rosemary and thyme so redolent of the Riviera. The covered terrace near the olive trees is such a romantic spot for dining or a larger group could feast inside the villa or in the grounds.

Wedding Reception
A reception for up to 40 guests could take place inside the rooms of the villas or in the surrounding grounds.

There is a covered terrace by the summer kitchen which is suitable for a seated reception of up to 25 people.

Dancing can take place until as late as you like inside the gym/playroom next to the swimming pool, with no indoor music restrictions. Music is fine outside until 8pm and at a lower volume until 10pm.

Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony could take place on the lawns between the two villas.

There is a beautiful chapel within walking distance for a traditional service.

The owner can provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
16 people can sleep in the villas and a further 24 guests can be accommodated in nearby hotels and B&Bs.

The owners can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The owners are able to recommend an English-speaking wedding planner or clients may arrange their own.

The owners can recommend local caterers or clients may arrange their own.

Other information
Events can be held during July & August but other months may be available on request – please enquire.

It is possible but not advisable to hire a marquee at this venue (the ground is not completely flat for the base required for a marquee)

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 p.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? No.
Changeover day Saturday in July and August. Flexible during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. For stays longer than 1 week a 3 hour clean on the Friday is offered.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Minimum stay 14 nights. All other durations on request.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? Extra €250 per week for both pools, on request (Villa Jolie €150 / Villa Zen €100).
Security deposit €2000 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 £15,205
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £18,957
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 14th 2025 £15,205
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 £18,957

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 €16,555
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €20,640
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 14th 2025 €16,555
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 €20,640

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 $17,934
Jun 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $22,359
Aug 31st 2024 - Jun 14th 2025 $17,934
Jun 14th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 $22,359

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 bought the plot in 2004 when it was used by the previous owner to keep sheep and grow grapes and olives. The first villa was completed in 2008 and the second in 2012.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with? 
It’s a beautiful, large plot of land in a quiet and protected area with lovely views of the village of Chateauneuf.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
As well as previously being used to grow grapes (and still produces a modest olive harvest for oil) the land was previously used to grow flowers for the perfume industry in Grasse.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Of course! Being discrete for the individuals, we have had Saudi royalty and famous musicians stay in the properties.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Have a drink (or a meal) in the square in Valbonne.

Really eat?
La Place de Mougins in Mougins village.

Really see?
The view of the French Riviera from Gourdon village.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area? 
Bring a comfortable pair of shoes and walk, walk, walk – through the narrow streets of the local villages; around the local markets and brocantes; on the country walks in the hills; through the renowned artist villages of Vallauris, St Paul de Vence and Mougins…



  • Superb service from Oliver's Travels

    on 18/08/2018

    From the initial booking right through to the holiday itself Oliver's Travels handled everything very efficiently. The villas themselves were magnificent and nothing was too much trouble for Michelle the owner to sort or advise on. I don't want to recommend too strongly otherwise it will always be full!!!!!

  • Simply Perfection

    on 08/08/2016

    We enjoyed the most relaxing and peaceful holiday at this villa in a delightful part of France. On arrival we received the warmest of welcomes from the owner to a very well considered and comfortable family home which was nothing less than stunning and this theme continued for the duration of our stay. An excellently constructed information guide provided us with all we needed to know and more, including contact details for the friendliest and most reliable taxi service we have ever used. We visited a selection of the restaurants recommended and were never disappointed, but we especially enjoyed the Auberge Provencale in Valbonne. The highlight of this glorious property is undoubtedly the outside space which includes a gas BBQ that doesn't require the purchase of gas bottles, a pizza oven, large pool and lounger area and, an amazing garden. To laze around the pool surrounded by the scents of Rosemary, Lavender and Thyme was a unique experience for us and one we shall definitely return to.

  • Amazing and Beautiful

    on 20/07/2016

    Just came back from a wonderful holiday. Could not have been more perfect. Michelle was the most attentive host. This place is beautiful. Done with such nice details. The pool, the setting - all so lovely. Like being in a private hotel! We will cherish our memories and would absolutely stay there again.

  • Absolutely Stunning!

    on 10/07/2016

    This property is amazing! It strikes a perfect balance of being luxurious and beautiful and yet comfortable and homely. Set in stunning surroundings, the house has everything you could possibly need and we felt instantly relaxed. The owner is charming, incredibly helpful and understanding to your needs. The house is wonderful for families. Parents with young children will be instantly reassured that the house is safe and there's lots to keep the little ones occupied. A truly wonderful house set in the most beautiful location. My boyfriend, a journalist who has edited many leading magazines, said that the best recommendation he could give it is that within 24 hours he was on the phone already recommending it to his friends. We will definitely be booking again and highly recommend it!

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