About this listing
Amazing coastal views from a characterful apartment perched in a medieval village. Mountain walks, culture, food and French village life to hand in this retreat that is also just a short drive from Nice airport, and the fun of the cote d'azur.
An apartment in the medieval village of St Jeannet in the Alps Maritimes. Just short drive from the Cote D'Azur and about half an hour or so from Nice airport, this rural retreat combines the charm of mountain living with accessibility to the cultural and coastal life of France's Riviera. The apartment has a lovely kitchen diner, a double bedroom and shower room. There is a sofa bed in the kitchen diner too, and two small z beds for kids in a mezzanine area. It comfortably sleeps a couple or a family with two kids. Because the village is steep and the kids' beds are on a mezzanine with steep stairs we suggest that some of you may consider it is more suited to slightly older children (6+) though our own kids have grown up there from babies. It also has a large patio looking out over the coast. With its own olive tree to provide shade form those who seek it, the patio also has lovely wooden loungers for sunbathing and exterior tables for eating out under the stars. St Jeannet is a small quiet village perched above the town of Vence. Much of the village is inaccessible by car and so it feels restful and calm. Because it is a mountain village it has stunning views. But those who are elderly or infirm may find some of the inclines in the village a challenge. It is a well known walking and climbing centre, but also close to the coastal resorts of Nice, Cagnes sur Mer and Antibes. The area is well known for its galleries and museums as well fabulous food and great weather. This apartment can be rented in conjunction with the apartment below, which has another double bedroom, as well as a further lounge and sofa bed and shower room.
You have access to the entire property, its garden and wifi.
Interaction with Guests
We are not permanently in St Jeannet. This is effectively a self catering let, with the usual expectations. We provide linen, and basic conveniences for your arrival (there will be toilet paper, a little washing up liquid etc) but you will have to replace these items yourself if you are staying more than a day or so. We are online nearly always and just a call away and have friends in the village if you need assistance.
St Jeannet is a medieval village built on a hill and so not great for people who find walking tricky. But if you a are fit, it's heaven and a great place for hiking and mountaineering. There are restaurants and bakeries, local markets, a vineyard and plenty of provencal atmosphere and breathtaking views
Buses from Vence, as well as Nice and the Coast mean that you don't have a car to visit, but a small car is a bonus to explore the region
Other Things to Note
You can take mountaineering and canyoning trips from St Jeannet which is recommended in the summer. But equally the coast is only a half hour drive away!
Check in is after 4 pm and check out by 10.00 am. The house is fully equipped and we provide linen and towels. Keys are normally sent out by post so please allow for this when booking. We can sometimes provide keys on site for very last minute bookings. Although our kids have always stayed there, we would however say that the apartment is not necessarily suitable for very young children. But we can fill you in on this. St Jeannet is accessible by bus, but we'd recommend a car. Most of the village is just steps and so, like most places in the village, you have to park in one of the free car parks in the village and walk to the house. There are two parking places reasonably close to our house. We are not permanently in St Jeannet. This is effectively a self catering let, with the usual expectations. We provide linen, and basic conveniences for your arrival (there will be toilet paper, a little washing up liquid etc) but you will have to replace these items yourself if you are staying more than a day or so. We are online nearly always and just a call away and have friends in the village if you need assistance.