Villa Le Jardin Des Baous

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Villa/House Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Not for little ones Parking Space

On a clear day you can see as far as Corsica from the terrace of this beautiful villa in the Côte d'Azur hinterland, perched just above the gorgeous town of Vence.

With panoramic views of Baous mountains, Haut de Cagnes and Antibes, this is a special place to stay close to some of the French Riviera’s most idyllic villages, perfect for discerning travellers looking for more than just a holiday home. This architect-designed stone-built villa is a high-end yet authentic family residence with graceful furnishings, tasteful décor and the most wonderful gardens and heated swimming pool.

Step through the old wooden door and you will immediately be impressed by Villa Le Jardin Des Baous’ welcoming interiors with antique tiled floors throughout the L-shaped lounge and dining room. Doors lead out to the al-fresco dining terrace with a hand-crafted stone table and wrought iron chairs, ideal for serving feasts prepared in the delightful Provençal-style kitchen.

The villa sleeps up to 6 guests across its three bedrooms including two rounded doubles with air-conditioning, one of which is in the tower with a private terrace and far-reaching views of the countryside and sea beyond. The third bedroom, a charming twin, is reached via a glass door designed by a famous mid-20th century artist and has access to the private side garden overlooking the fountain. All three bedrooms benefit from their own private bath or shower room.

Across the terraced grounds you will come across olive, pomegranate, cherry, fig, orange and lemon trees as well as the picture-perfect mosaic-tiled heated swimming pool and poolside summer kitchen. The vistas from the landscaped gardens and terraces are simply magical.

Vence, one of the Côte d'Azur hinterland’s most loved destinations, is a short drive away – the most energetic of guests could even walk there in half an hour (a little longer on the way back up), passing Matisse’s famous Chapelle du Rosaire en route. When you reach the small town you will be enamoured by its narrow lanes, flower-filled doorways, twice-weekly market, art galleries and excellent restaurants; a town which has inspired artists and writers over the many years.

Follow the footsteps of Joan Miró, Chagall and Braque at La Colombe D’or in nearby St Paul de Vence, another gem for art-lovers especially with the renowned Fondation Maeght, and drive to idyllic villages and market towns such as Tourrettes, Grasse and Gourdon. Keen walkers will be delighted to learn there are several hikes straight from the villa whilst golf-lovers have a great choice of courses close to Valbonne and Mougins.

The allure of the French Riviera also awaits whether you wish to enjoy the watersports of Cagnes-sur-Mer, soak up the charm of Nice, explore the beauty of Cap d’Antibes or spend time in Cannes. At the end of the day, return to the bougainvillea-clad patio of Villa Le Jardin Des Baous and appreciate the stunning Mediterranean views from this wonderful and enchanting home.

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What you should know…

  • Due to the fine furnishings and décor in the villa, children under the age of 10 are not accepted at this villa. Babies in arms are accepted and a cot and baby bath can be requested.
  • Air-conditioning is only featured in two of the bedrooms; the third bedroom has a fan.
  • You can walk down to Vence in around 30 minutes via the road or a mule track between the villas – as it’s uphill on the way back it may take slightly longer.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Heating Not for little ones Parking Space Seaview

Villa Interiors

Garden Level

-    Entrance
-    Living room with open fireplace and doors leading to garden and al-fresco dining terrace
-    Open-plan dining area with doors leading to rear/side garden and fountain
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, oven, ceramic hob and fridge
-    Bedroom with double bed, air-conditioning, small dressing area and doors leading to garden. Shower room with shower, sink and toilet
-    Bedroom with twin beds, fan, door leading to garden and shower room with shower, sink and toilet

Upper Floor (via winding staircase)

-    Bedroom with double bed, air-conditioning and door leading to terrace with far-reaching views. Bathroom with bath/overhead shower, sink and toilet

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (12x6m, depth: 1-2.4m) with electric safety cover. Open approximately from late April for as long as possible during the season, depending on weather
-    Poolside summer kitchen and covered dining terrace
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Webber barbecue
-    Garden (terraced levels with steps)
-    Fruit and olive trees
-    Fountain
-    Electric gate and driveway (fairly steep)
-    Parking area (covered parking for one car)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (two double bedrooms only)
-    Fan (twin bedroom)
-    Smart TV
-    Cot, highchair and baby bath (babies in arms only)
-    Washing machine and dryer (in garage)

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Le Jardin Des Baous
<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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With gloriously far-reaching views, Villa Le Jardin Des Baous is just above the idyllic town of Vence in the Alpes-Maritimes department of southern France, less than a 25-minute drive to Cagnes-sur-Mer and the beaches of the French Riviera and only 20km from Nice Airport.

The small town of Vence (3km) is just a 5-minute drive away (it’s worth noting that the driveway from the parking up to the electric gate is fairly steep). You could also walk into Vence if you would like, taking around 30 minutes downhill (slightly longer on the way back) via the road or by following a mule track between the villas.

Vence is one of the Côte d'Azur hinterland’s most loved small towns with its maze of pedestrianised, medieval lanes, flower-covered doorways, ancient houses, shady squares and exceptional viewpoints from its perched position. Discover its art galleries, café terraces, gastronomic restaurants and weekly market on a Tuesday morning at Place Clemenceau. Over the years, the town has inspired generations of writers and artists – a visit to Matisse’s Chapelle du Rosaire (2km) just outside the town is a must.

Slightly further south, St Paul de Vence (8km) is another artistic gem, home to the highly regarded Fondation Maeght and its Joan Miró sculpture garden. The old village is a joy to explore and you can follow the likes of Chagall, Braque and Miró’s footsteps at La Colombe D’Or’s renowned hotel-restaurant.

Keen hikers note that there are several walks straight from the villa, including a trail up to the waterfall that transports water from the mountains to Vence below. You can also venture into the Baou de la Gaude from the village of Saint-Jeannet, both of which can be seen from the villa, or drive down to the Mediterranean for exceptional coastal walks across the Cap d’Antibes.

Golfers have a good choice of courses across this part of southern France from Golf Opio Valbonne (21km) near the attractive market town of Valbonne to the prestigious courses near Mougins (32km), a flower-filled village in the hills behind Cannes.

Cannes (33km) itself is a fine day out with its grand boulevard, glitzy marina, beaches and Palais des Festivals juxtaposing the vibrant Marché Forville and Le Suquet old quarter. Discover the old charm of Antibes (23km) with its Picasso museum and enjoy lunch in a beachside restaurant in the chic resort of Juan-Les-Pins (28km).

Even closer is Cagnes-sur-Mer (12km), home to the Musée Renoir and Château Grimaldi in its old town and a large shopping centre in the outskirts. Cagnes-sur-Mer’s impressive promenade and beach offer a variety of watersports opportunities and they lead to the famous Hippodrome de la Côte d'Azur for horse-racing enthusiasts.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice Airport

(20km)

Nearest Train Station Gare Cagnes-sur-Mer

(13km)

Nearest Village Vence

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant In and around Vence

(Within 3km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour Contact

(3.5km)

Nearest City Nice

(25km)

Nearest Beach Cagnes-sur-Mer

(14km)

Nearest Golf Golf Opio Valbonne

(21km)

Region

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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Kids

Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Teens

Due to the fine furnishings and décor in the villa, children under the age of 10 are not accepted at this villa. Babies in arms are accepted and a cot and baby bath can be requested.

Older children who are keen art enthusiasts will especially adore this part of the French Riviera. Start off in Matisse’s Chapelle du Rosaire just outside Vence before heading south to the famous Fondation Maeght just on the edge of St Paul de Vence, with its contemporary art exhibitions and the Joan Miró sculpture garden.

Despite being in the beautiful Côte d'Azur hinterland, it’s just a 12km drive down to the coast at Cagnes-sur-Mer where you will find summer watersports and long stretches of beaches. Juan-Les-Pins is another great area for beaches, watersports, boat trips and more, as are the beaches in and around the glamourous city of Cannes.

Several family attractions can be found just outside the village of Villeneuve-Loubet  including Le Bois des Lutins with its tree-top trails and Le Village des Fous amusement park. Furthermore, just north of Antibes are Marineland, Adventure Golf, Antibes Land Park and more.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Pre-Arrival Shopping Available (with notice)

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 available at this property (payable locally):

- Pre-arrival shopping (with at least 7 days notice)
- Mid-stay cleaning

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 paid via bank transfer to the owner 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.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
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 heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open and heated approximately late April for as long as possible during the season, depending on weather. 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.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events or parties are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Children under the age of 10 are not accepted at this villa. Babies in arms are accepted and a cot and baby bath can be requested.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is only featured in two of the bedrooms; the third bedroom has a fan.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £5,898
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £6,449
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £5,898
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 £5,624
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £5,898
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £6,449
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £5,898
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £5,624

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €6,405
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €7,003
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €6,405
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 €6,108
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €6,405
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €7,003
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €6,405
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €6,108

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $6,871
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $7,512
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $6,871
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 $6,551
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $6,871
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $7,512
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $6,871
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $6,551

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

When did you become the owner?

We became owners in 1998.

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

We first fell in love with its uniqueness having looked at 56 others beforehand. The size was perfect for us and the views so amazing; far from the crowds but surrounded by charm.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

It was built by the original owners 20 or so years before that. They acquired the land in parcels over a number of years before being able to start construction. All the stone is local, hand cut on site by Portuguese stone masons. 

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

Must do?

Visitors must go to the Chapel Matisse, the Fondation Maeght, visit the old towns of Nice and Antibes. A big must is the village of Tourrettes sur Loup - the wonderful walks above Tourrettes, the waterfalls of Pont du Loup, the crazy lunar landscape of the Col de Vence above us. 

Must eat?

All the local food is good, from Pisaladiere, to Legumes Farcis, Socca- spoiled for choice. 

Must see?

The area is unique and worth taking time to discover, be it in land or along the coast. The countless unique hill top villages, even St Jeannet and Gourdon where there is the tiniest chateau perched very high with a finer garden apparently designed by Le Notre who designed that if Versailles. 

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Reviews

  • Perfect holiday

    on 01/03/2023

    I have enjoyed staying at Villa Le Jardin Des Baous many times and it never fails to deliver the perfect holiday experience. Built in the style of an authentic French home in the region, the property has all the modern features you would want, while retaining the character and charm of a traditional home. The owners have impeccable taste, reflected both inside and out, with immaculate outdoor dining space and gardens, which are only outdone by the outstanding view right down to Nice - and even Corsica on a clear day. I can only imagine it must be one of the best views in the area. The kitchen and sitting room are very comfortable and beautifully styled, and all of the bedrooms have plenty of storage and are en-suite. Beyond the villa you are spoilt for choice with a rich supply of local villages to visit and beach walks to explore.

  • Incredible views

    on 06/08/2022

    The first time we stayed at the villa I nearly had an anarchy; my family didn’t want to go home and threatened they wouldn’t they enjoyed it so much so as soon as things normalised after Covid we couldn’t wait to go back and we all enjoyed ourselves equally. Vence is a beautiful town with great food shops and restaurants. Nowhere is too far, the views are incredible, like the biggest ever plasma screen . We hope to return once more.

  • Enjoyed everything about it

    on 16/07/2022

    We finally got to stay at the beautiful villa last summer after having two delays due to Covid; we were beginning to wonder if it was going to be worth the wait- it so was! My husband and I enjoyed everything about it, the comfort, the view, the pool, the gorgeous area. I can’t say any more .

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