La Sentinelle

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub

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Whether spending time relaxing by the swimming pool and jacuzzi or getting out and about exploring the gorgeous villages, towns and beaches so near, this elegant air-conditioned villa is wonderfully positioned for a fantastic holiday in the French Riviera.

La Sentinelle has been brilliantly designed with style as well as comfort and ample space whether holidaying with family or a group of friends. The modern and spacious living-dining room is full of light with three sets of French windows opening up to a covered terrace and the jacuzzi by the palm trees. There are four pretty bedrooms, one on the ground floor and three others upstairs, including the master double with its en suite bathroom, all leading out to an upper balcony with glorious views towards Biot, the surrounding hills and beyond.

The grand swimming pool is on the other side of the villa, gated off for safety and featuring a shaded poolside lounge and al-fresco terrace with its own electric sun canopy. With amazing landscapes to look out to, spend endless summer days preparing feasts by the barbecue and cooling off in the 12m long pool.

The charming medieval village of Biot is just a few minutes away by car where you will find delightful restaurants and an artistic vibe with studios and galleries. Head down to the coast with the great beaches north of Antibes just ten minutes by car or venture a little further towards the palm-fringed shores of Cannes and the idyllic bays of Cap d’Antibes.

Visit the gastronomic restaurants of flower-filled Mougins, the vibrant Farmer’s market in Valbonne or the perfume museum in Grasse before playing a round of golf in one of the many prestigious courses of this region.

Keen walkers will love the trail along the Brague river between Valbonne and Biot whilst there are also plenty of horse-riding and cycling opportunities. Not to mention endless activities for children – there is something for everyone in this enticing part of the Côte d'Azur.

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What you should know…

  • A car is essential to be able to get out and about exploring local villages, towns and of course the beaches of the French Riviera
  • Both the jacuzzi and the swimming pool can be heated at an extra cost (see the "T&Cs" tab) except for July and August when heating isn't necessary

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Heating

Villa Interiors (250m2)

Ground Floor

-    Living-dining room with French windows leading to terrace and jacuzzi
-    Open-plan kitchen, fully-equipped including table and chairs
-    Bedroom with double bed (140cm)
-    Bathroom with bath and walk-in shower
-    Guest WC
-    Access to double garage

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with double bed (160cm) and doors leading to shared terrace. En suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (140cm) and doors leading to shared terrace
-    Bedroom with twin beds and doors leading to shared terrace
-    Bathroom with bath and walk-in shower
-    Separate WC

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (12x5m, depth: 1-1.8m) with safety fencing, can be heated on request (not necessary in July/August)
-    Pool house with shower and WC
-    Jacuzzi, can be heated on request (not necessary in July/August)
-    Al-fresco dining terrace with electric sun canopy
-    Gas barbecue
-    Sun loungers (x8) and parasols


-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Heating
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD player and DVDs


About the surrounding area of La Sentinelle
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing 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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A great location for visiting both the beaches and towns of the French Riviera as well as the gorgeous villages and landscapes of the Côte d'Azur hinterland, La Sentinelle is perfectly positioned just 3km from the heart of the charming village of Biot and a 10-minute drive to the beaches north of Antibes.

With views down to the outskirts of Biot and towards its historic centre, you can reach this medieval village in around a 5-minute drive. Famed for its glass-blowing and ceramics, it is a delightful place to go out for a spot of lunch in a pretty restaurant, a peruse in one of the many artisan studios or to visit one of its galleries, including the impressive Musée Léger which celebrates the artwork of French 20th century artist Fernand Léger.

It’s just a 10-minute drive to the Mediterranean coast where you will find a number of beaches north of Antibes stretching as far as Villeneuve-Loubet Plage with its modern marina. Along this part of the coastline you will find plenty of summer watersports and beachside summer restaurants. There are also some fantastic family-friendly attractions about 5km away with waterparks, adventure golf and amusement parks close to Plage d’Antibes.

To the south, the old town of Antibes (10km) is a joy to explore with its fortified walls, characterful lanes filled with pretty shops and restaurants and the Picasso museum in the heart of the old quarter. The beaches of Juan-Les-Pins are fantastic for all ages and you will find watersports and boat trips too. The Cap d’Antibes is a paradise for walkers with its magnificent landscapes or discover one of its idyllic little beaches such as Plage de la Garoupe, once frequented by Hemingway and Picasso.

The palm-fringed beaches of Cannes (20km) also await, as do the city’s bars, glitzy restaurants and shops or hop on a boat to the quieter Lérins Islands with their pine and eucalyptus trees and incredible natural surroundings. The galleries, shops and markets of Nice (24km) are also close enough for a superb day out or continue onwards towards Monaco, about an hour away, and even the Italian border.

Other beautiful villages and towns to visit include artistic Mougins (15km) with its gastronomic restaurants, picturesque Opio (19km) famed for its olive oil and Grasse (26km), the perfume capital of France. Head to Valbonne (15km) on a Friday morning for its brilliant weekly market, perhaps followed by a long walk through the Valmasque forest with a particularly lovely route following the Brague river all the way to Biot.

This region is especially loved by golfers with a great number of well-regarded golf courses across this area including the prestigious Royal Mougins Golf Resort within half an hour by car.

Read more about French Riviera (Cote D'Azur)

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice


Nearest Train Station Biot Gare (by coast)


Nearest Village Biot


Nearest Restaurant Biot


Nearest Supermarket Biot


Nearest Beach Plage Antibes


Nearest Town Antibes


Nearest City Cannes/Nice


Nearest Golf Golf de Biot



The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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

Being so close to the beaches of the French Riviera but also near the beautiful landscapes of the Côte d'Azur hinterland, there is lots for families to do in this part of southern France.

The nearest beaches are just north of Antibes, around a 10-minute drive away, and they stretch as far as Villeneuve-Loubet Plage with its modern marina and boat hire. There is a good choice of summer watersports along this coastline or head south to Juan-Les-Pins for more water-based fun, boat trips and family-friendly beaches. Boat lovers have a greater choice of excursions from Cannes.

You will also find a number of family attractions close to the coast such as Marineland, Kid’s Island, Adventure Golf and Aquasplash. Children may also enjoy the two theme parks near the pretty village of Villeneuve-Loubet, Le Village des Fous and Le Bois des Lutins, as well as tennis courts and football pitches.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • DVD


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!

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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 4.00 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.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean for stays over 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool heating charge? Yes, there is a charge of £100 (2023), £120 (2024) per week for pool heating and £100 (2023), £120 (2024) per week for jacuzzi heating. It is not however necessary in July and August. Please note that like all heated pools/jacuzzis, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights (2023), 14 nights (2024). All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 £4,569
May 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £4,704
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 £5,308
Jul 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £6,115
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 £4,704
Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £4,704
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 14th 2025 £5,308
Jul 14th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £6,115
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £4,704

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 €4,936
May 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €5,081
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 €5,735
Jul 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €6,606
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 €5,081
Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €5,081
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 14th 2025 €5,735
Jul 14th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €6,606
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €5,081

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 1st 2024 $5,259
May 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $5,414
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 $6,109
Jul 15th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $7,037
Aug 31st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 $5,414
Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $5,414
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 14th 2025 $6,109
Jul 14th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $7,037
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $5,414

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?
20 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The views and the quiet and relaxing location.

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

Must do?

Visit the medieval village of Biot, famous for its glass blowing.

Must eat? 
Enjoy local seasonal produce at the local Provencal market in the old town of Antibes.



  • Wonderful

    on 10/09/2023

    Lovely location and first impression!

  • A memorable stay

    on 29/07/2019

    Our first visit to the South of France. Went to Biot, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Grasse and Monte Carlo. And...had a memorable stay in La Sentinelle!

  • It's been the relaxing week we were after

    on 17/08/2018

    We've had a wonderful weekend in La Sentinelle. Biot and Antibes were fantastic. I'd avoid Monaco - not a lot for children to do there. Most of the week was spent in the pool and it's been the relaxing week we were after.

  • We'll be very sad to leave!

    on 03/08/2018

    What a wonderful week we've had in this wonderful house - we'll be very sad to leave! If you can tear yourselves away, Biot is definitely worth a visit, as is Antibes, only a short drive away. The perfect spot for a restful break.

  • Great holiday destination

    on 28/07/2018

    Wonderful week in this most beautiful house. Lots of swimming, food, rosé and relaxation. We loved it here - it is a great holiday destination and a wonderful location and house.

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