Villa Mercure

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Villa/House Modern Ideal for Kids Parking Space

Close to the artistic town of Vence, it’s a privilege to be able to add this stunning French Riviera villa to our portfolio, a modern 5-bedroom abode with a heated swimming pool and far-reaching vistas of the glistening Mediterranean.

There are glorious views from every angle thanks to the cleverly designed terraces across Villa Mercure, set on the hillside just 4km from the heart of historic Vence. Every feature has been thoughtfully designed across this contemporary holiday home from sleek furnishings and hand-crafted detail to impressive artwork and floor-to-ceiling windows that capture the vistas of the Côte d'Azur and its hinterland.

Sit back on the lounge’s sumptuous sofas before opening the sliding windows to the heated swimming pool. Prepare feasts in state-of-the-art luxury kitchen to be served in the outdoor dining area which is atmospherically lit up in the evening. At the end of the day, retire to one of the five elegant bedrooms whilst there are three bath/shower rooms (one en suite) – look out for artisan tiling and deep ceramic tubs. Other high-end amenities include air-conditioning throughout, a Smart TV and a fitness room available for guests to use.

How wonderful to be so close to Vence and Matisse’s iconic Chapelle du Rosaire, just a short drive away. Vence is an artistic town full of charm with its medieval lanes, pretty squares, galleries, chapels and fantastic viewpoints. Head to the market on a Tuesday morning and come across many excellent restaurants for gastronomic dining.  

Picture-perfect St Paul de Vence is just a little further, as is the highly regarded Fondation Maeght with its Joan Miró sculpture garden. Other historic towns and hilltop villages include Grasse, Valbonne, Biot and flower-filled Mougins. Venture down to the coast and soak up the sun as you walk along the promenade in nearby Cagnes-sur-Mer or dine out in a beachside restaurant in Juan-les-Pins.

Keen hikers have access to some superb walks close to the villa including a trail leading to a nearby waterfall and you are well located for the incredible scenery of the Baous de Vence. Find coastal hikes across Cap d’Antibes, enjoy watersports and boat trips, discover some of the French Riviera’s best golf courses whilst Cannes, Antibes, Monaco and Nice are all waiting to be explored in this alluring region of southern France.

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What you should know…

  • With terraced levels and stunning views thanks to its cleverly designed position, guests need to be able to manage stairs (including the outside spiral staircase connecting the upper and lower level).
  • Please also note that younger guests will need to be supervised across parts of the villa and grounds.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Smart TV Gym/Fitness Room Heating Parking Space Seaview

Villa Interiors

-    Living and dining space with doors sliding open to terrace 
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    Office space
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bathroom with bath and WC (shared between two bedrooms)
-    Bath/shower room with separate WC (shared between two bedrooms)
-    Shower room with shower and WC (en suite)

Four of the bedrooms can be accessed via the upstairs terrace. A spiral staircase outside connects the upper and lower terraces (or you can reach it via the garden).

Outside Grounds

-    Heated salt-water swimming pool (approx. 15mx4m/6.6m including steps, depth: 1.5-2m in one section and up to 5m in another section) with electric safety cover
-    Poolside sun loungers
-    Covered al-fresco dining terrace
-    Covered al-fresco lounge
-    Barbecue
-    Upper balcony terrace (reached via spiral stairs)
-    Garden and terraced grounds
-    Parking (space for 5 cars)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Smart TV
-    Fitness room
-    Laundry facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Mercure
<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 Mercure is located just outside the historic and artistic village of Vence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France, only 18km from Nice Airport. There are spectacular views from the many terraces towards the Côte d'Azur hinterland as far as the glistening Mediterranean.

The hillside town of Vence (4km) is a joy to explore as you stroll around its charming lanes appreciating its rich heritage and charm. Come across delightful shops, art galleries, medieval chapels and pretty squares, always admiring the viewpoints. Experience the market at Place Clemenceau on a Tuesday morning and dine out in gastronomic restaurants.

Art lovers note that just outside the town is Matisse’s famous Chapelle du Rosaire. This area is also a paradise for keen walkers – the nearest hike starts at the waterfall just a short distance from the villa and you are well located for the Baous de Vence trails as well as many spectacular routes through the hills and by the coast near Cap d’Antibes.

St Paul de Vence (9km) is another picture-perfect village close by, home to the highly regarded Fondation Maeght art exhibition centre with its Joan Miró sculpture garden. In the historic village itself, follow the footsteps of great artists and writers as you pass or even dine at La Colombe D’Or hotel-restaurant.

Visit Cagnes-sur-Mer’s (12km) Musée Renoir in its old quarter and the popular Polygone Riviera shopping centre in its outskirts. Heading to the coast, take a long walk along Cagnes-sur-Mer’s beachside promenade which leads to the Hippodrome de la Côte d'Azur, a must for horse-racing enthusiasts.

Of course, the allure of Nice (25km), Cannes (34km) and Monaco (47km) also await, as does the charm of Antibes (23km) and the glorious beaches of Juan-Les-Pins (25km). Meanwhile, find time to visit other idyllic villages and towns of the hinterland including the market town of Valbonne (25km), the perfume studios of Grasse (25km) and the flower-filled lanes, art galleries and high-end restaurants of Mougins (32km).

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice Airport

(18km)

Nearest Train Station Gare Cagnes-sur-Mer

(13km)

Nearest Village Vence

(4km)

Nearest Restaurant In and around Vence

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour Contact

(4.2km)

Nearest City Nice/Cannes

(25km/34km)

Nearest Beach Around Cagnes-sur-Mer

(14.5km)

Nearest Golf Golf Country Club de Nice

(20km)

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: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

What a wonderful part of the Côte d'Azur hinterland whether you are seeking family adventures, art galleries or the beaches of the French Riviera.

Young artists can admire the artwork of Matisse’s beautiful Chapelle du Rosaire just over 2km away. Just a little further in St Paul de Vence is the contemporary art centre, Fondation Maeght, with its highly regarded exhibitions and Miró sculpture garden.

Find a great range of beaches along the coast from Cagnes-sur-Mer with its fantastic promenade and seasonal watersports to Juan-Les-Pins, home to chic beachside restaurants, boat trips and water-based activities in the summer. Cannes’ palm fringed shores are also beautiful and there is a variety of boat excursions from Cannes’ marina as well as ferries across to the idyllic Lérins Islands.

Other popular summer attractions can be found just north of Antibes (water and amusement parks, mini-golf etc) whilst close to the pretty village of Villeneuve-Loubet you will find Le Bois des Lutins, a tree-top adventure centre, and Le Village des Fous amusement park.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(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

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available

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):

- Extra cleaning
- Car hire

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 two weeks 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, changed once for guests staying over 14 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes, changed once for guests staying over 14 nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of more than 14 nights also included. 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 is included.
Minimum stay 5 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.
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 heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 £8,054 £11,276
Jan 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £8,054 £11,276

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 €8,770 €12,277
Jan 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €8,770 €12,277

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 $9,407 $13,169
Jan 1st 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $9,407 $13,169

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.

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