About This Listing
An apartment on the ground floor of a traditional stone villa in the medieval village of St Jeannet. Surrounded by a 2500mt garden of trees, flowers and fruits with parking and a 180 degree view of the Mediterranean coast, 20mins away from the beach.
The villa is composed by two independent apartments with separate access and privacy although the utilities room with washing machine is shared. Usually guests use the machine wash and empty so that if it is in use the other apartment will know that its available later that day. There are 2 laundry portable hangers and a fixed washing line in the garden.
We offer the downstairs apartment to a maximum of 4 guests. The apartment comes with a double bedroom, twin room, a lounge with a small (fully equipped) kitchen and 2 bathroom with shower (1 connected to the garage). There is an outdoor terrace with sun loungers as well as an outdoor dining table with the option to dine indoors if the weather is bad.
- WIFI is available throughout the property.
- The garden is periodically attended by our gardener twice a month but the new lawn which was planted in September unfortunately hasn't grown.
- English speaking caretaker with lots of hospitality experience here to help you check in and assist you with any questions.
All the gardens of the house are open to the guests apart from the upstairs apartment terrace and upper level gardens. We ask that our guests respect the privacy of other guests staying in the upstairs apartment and respect appropriate noise levels -
Interaction with Guests
I am available as a good communicator. The apartment above is also available to rent. We also have Marie who is the caretaker and available for any problems. Marie also checks in guests and shows them the apartment and checks them out too handing over the keys. Marie has great hospitality experience and speaks English, Spanish and French.
A little bit about the area...
The historical medieval village of Saint Jeannet is three hundreds and fifty meters above sea level. Built on the slopes of the Mountain Baou (a large granite outcrop very popular with rock climbers) with fantastic views of the coast, Saint Jeannet is located a few kilometers from the vibrant antique town of Vence and the popular tourist destination of Saint Paul de Vence. It is strategically located for a great vacation on the Cote d'Azur.
Saint Jeannet is fascinating as it still retains its mystical ,medieval aura yet it is untarnished by the tourist pack. With lots of things going on in the village especially in the Summer such as outdoor concerts in the square, great walks in the nature and rock climbing or just walking to the top of the Baou for the expansive view.
There is a biological market in the village on Sundays. Great gourmet food available at the local delicatessens with local wine and olive production of exceptional high biologically produced standards (try the sparkling rose champagne) as well as a great patisserie which is guaranteed to tempt!
Things to do:
-Take a trip to the Asian Art Museum in front of the Nice airport
- Drive down to Cap d'Antibes for a pleasant walk or visit the Villa Eprussi at Cap Ferret.
- Head to the beach of Isis at Eze.
Plus many more....
The location is also a great winter retreat with the mild Riviera climate with some well organized ski resorts such as Valberg and Isola Deuxmille an hours drive from the villa.
- 20 minutes by car from Nice airport.
- 20 mins by car to the beach
There are local buses available to reach the beaches or the local coastal train to access beaches further away or a day trip to Italy.
There is parking in our home. We have automatic gates to enter. There are buses to get around within walking distance and a bus to take you to the train station. From the train station there is easy quick access to Nice and all the beaches. I have caught the bus from the airport one time by walking to cap 3000 over the bridge and taking the bus to St Jeannet. Otherwise a car can be rented from the airport or Marie is available for 60 euro to do a convenient pickup at a reasonable time.
Other Things to Note
We do supply bed linen and towels, tea towels and basic necessities. There will be dish washing liquid, washing powder and softener to do any laundry. Plus mosquito repellent and anti mosquito machines in case you need them, although we have sprayed in August. Please make sure that they are replaced when empty for our next guest.
This is a no smoking house but feel free to smoke outside - just make sure that the buts are thrown away in the bin. No pets please.
Spectacular views from the house, with lovely terrace and garden. Cute bottom floor house. The location is half way up a very steep hill between the old part of St. Jeannet above and the newer part below, so you definitely need a car to get around. Marie and Daniel who meet us were sweet and accommodating. It is a great place to base yourself to discover the surrounding areas, close and well communicated with Nice and Antibes and to nearer smaller towns like Vence. We very much enjoyed our stay here.
Very nice place in a picturesque French village. Orange trees in the garden and a truly amazing view. Easily accommodated 4 people and within walking distance of the local crags that offer excellent sports climbing.
The perfect host welcomed us to the most beautiful place with a breath-taking view over the surrounding area complete with lemon tree and generous patio with dining table & chairs plus comfortable lounge chairs. The apartment was exactly as shown on the web site - very attractive and comfortable. A short drive to grocery store and bakeries.We couldn't have been more
pleased with everything. A very charming place - we would highly recommend to
anyone who chose to stay here.
Accueil très chaleureux et souriant par Daniel, qui s'occupe de la maison. Appartement fonctionnel et calme avec un séjour lumineux, correspondant à nos attentes pour ce séjour de trois jours en côte d'Azur. Magnifique vue panoramique depuis la terrasse et les jardins autour de la maison. À deux pas du vieux village de Saint-Jeannet perché sur la colline et de tout ce qu'il faut dans la partie nouvelle du village en contrebas. Bien situé, proche de Nice et d'autres curiosités, tant culturelles que naturelles, à l'écart de l'agitation de la ville.
Sue's garden villa was an inviting beautiful place to stay. The views from the patio were outstanding. Having an entrance to the trail to the charming city up the hill made for a relaxing afternoon. Daniel, the house manager, was very gracious and clear about keys, access, and the details. I would stay again.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday and sorry that we couldn't settle you in personally . However Daniel and Marie are just great managers and have a keen hospitality touch and we know that our guests are in safe hands. You really couldn't wish for nicer people. Looking forward to having you back soon , kindest regards,sue
We had a fantastic time. The apartment was perfect, cosy and full of charm. Even though it rained the first night we dined in and it was very romantic. The following day the sun came out and we went for a stroll in st. Jeanette and checked out some walking in the area. Actually we didn't plan to venture far as the place was really comfortable. We bought delicacies from the delis in St. Jeannette and some wine from the local vineyard and we chilled out in the beautiful garden.
Sue was very helpful and communicative. She also left a welcome file and Daniel was there to meet us. Everything was well organized and clean. There was a even a bunch of fresh flowers to greet us which I loved.
We would strongly recommend Sue's villa and plan to come back soon cause we work really hard in the city in London and it was a great, relaxing break!
My experience with Sue (the host) was great. No issue with communication. The house is in a very cute town of St. Jeannet, in walking distance to a village with nice restaurants. The apt is in a ground level of the house. The decor is a bit dated for us but some may find it shabby chic. The garden is lovely with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean. We had issue with Mosquitos during our stay so I'd recommend bringing bug spray or mosquito repellent.
Thanks Alxy for your positive helpful comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in St Jeannet and we have already organised to spray the garden regularly and provide mosquito repellent to our guests. We are arriving in August and have already planned during our stay to upgrade the utilities eg . fridge, dishwasher etc (website hidden) all in all for the price point its a great offer for a family looking to pass a vacation on the Cote d'Azur. But we cannot cater to larger numbers - such as previous guests who were disappointed as they stretched our resources to the maximum with their numbers - including our bed settee!!!!!!!!!! Our Kitchen facility just cannot manage that and in the winter when it rains alot our interior dining table can only really manage 4 comfortably. But in summer and spring our outdoor living terrace with dining allows more space, kindest regards sue
About the Host, Sue
I am a creative director of a lighting company. I design lighting and concepts. Infact creating is a major part of my life. I love beauty and harmony and having fun with others and myself. I'm very optimistic and always look on the positive side of life.
I love nature and I love learning. I like giving gifts and I love to be around people that make me laugh. I like meeting people and visiting new places, but then again I love spending time on my own, listening to music and reading. I love my family and creating wonderful memories in the moments that we share together. My spaces are vibrant, alive, comfortable and eclectic.