All Day Sun – Swimming Pool – Unique Location – A Short Walk From St Paul
David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis
- english, french
About David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis
Sally and I have been in love with the Côte d'Azur since the mid-'90s. We first went with EasyJet using tokens collected from a national newspaper! Before I met Sally I used to ride my motorcycle to Bandol for the big event in the motorcycle racing calendar The Bol d'Or. Bandol was a place I loved and hoped that one day, I would live there also.
David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis purchased this Villa in 2001
Why David Tyler & Sally-Anne Francis chose St Paul de Vence
The plan was simple. The area was to be in or around Bandol. The property to be manageable with NO RENOVATION. We ended up 150 Kilometers away standing in a property signing papers with rain coming through the roof and looking out of the broken windows and shutters. But. What a view! 2 years later, (after a lot of hard work) we had a property we could actually use! The first thing that hits you is the view. There is no other property on the domain that has such a magnificent view to the sea and the surrounding countryside. In fact, only St Paul itself has the same views. That view can be enjoyed from the balconies, the terrace or the lower garden. Each area offering a different aspect. There is always something to see. According to Google maps, the view to the west is up to 40 kilometers and takes in Cannes as well as the mountains of L'estoril.
What makes this Villa unique
The location is ideal for exploring the region and is centrally located between Nice and Cannes. St Paul is a pleasant 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by car. Don't just visit the famous costal resorts though. Point your car the other way and drive into the mountains to visit hill top villages and mountain streams. Not enough people in my opinion explore 'the interior' as it is called by the Azurians. I don't think they tell anyone actually. They keep it to themselves! Whatever you decide to do, there are so many wonderful places that you would need a month just to see a fraction of what this area has to offer. We always offer all our guests help and advice to plan their holiday. Sally and I lived in the villa for 6 years and have good knowledge of what to do and where to go to get the most from your stay.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
The Villa is not suitable for parties or events.
There is an ashtray provided for smokers.
Although we love animal's, we cannot accept them.
Children not allowed
Villa Olivade is not suitable for children.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This villa felt like home. It was beautifully appointed in the provencal colors. The bed was comfortable. The kitchen well stocked with even paper towels etc. There was alot of helpful information from the owners and they answered any questions almost immediately. And the view was spectacular. Though St. Paul de Vence and a large modern mall were nearby, it was necessary to drive, for us. That was our only complaint and not with the owners. Many sites were nearby such as Antibes, Grasse etc. A very lovely stay. Would love to be there in the summer and use the lovely terrace, garden and pool.
Hello Craig and thank you very much for your review.
Of course we hope to have you back soon to Olivade in the Summer!
To see the Côte d'Azur ideally you need a car. However, There is an excellent train service that runs along the coast and into Italy making a lot of places accessible without a car.
We have also successfully used Uber for local trips as well as when we arrive at our destinations. The Uber service is also competitively priced and so easy to use. It does make a viable alternative to hiring your own car.
Thank you again!
David & Sally
Villa Olivade is a magical place!
We had an amazing 5 night stay at Villa Olivade! Everything was perfect from the views of the lovely countryside to the sea in the distance. The villa was perfectly situated for either exploring the coast or the inland areas. The villa was well equipped and furnished.
Sitting outside in the garden patios was one of our favorite past times, very peaceful and quiet.
David and Sally were a delight to deal with. And, their attention to detail was extremely helpful. They were extremely responsive and helpful when we had questions.
Thank you David and Sally for letting us experience your dream!
Hi Cynthia and thank you so much for your review.
It was a pleasure to have you stay at Olivade and we really hope that one day you will be able to return and bring more sunshine with you!
David & Sally-Anne
We are just back from 2 ideal weeks at Villa Olivade and still very enthusiast.
Booking the villa was very easy as David and Sally-Anne have been very informative, helpful and always quick to respond to any question or request.
The location is ideal if you want to visit the region…..Antibes, Monaco, Menton, Eze, Tourettes sur Loup, Nice…..etc.
The elevated position of Domaine de Piol gives an amazing sea and mountain view.
The villa is very well furnished and everything is there to have a comfortable stay.
The share pool, very clean and quite, is only 1 mn walk from the villa
We thoroughly recommend Villa Olivade if you are looking for perfect holiday in a charming place
Hello Phillipe and thank you for your review. As always, Sally and I are happy to hear you had a great time. I also hope the cycling routes I supplied for you in GPS format were enjoyable!
David & Sally
We had a wonderful stay in the villa, which has superb views and fantastic amenities. David was excellent in responding to our initial enquiry, answering our questions etc and gave extremely useful information about the area and restaurants to visit. We would definitely love to return and have already recommended Olivade to our friends. Many thanks David and Sally Ann!
Hello Elaine and thank you for your review. It was lovely to have you stay and of course you are always welcome back!
David and Sally-Anne
Good quality accommodation with a priceless view!
We book 2 or 3 rental properties a year in different places, however an annual trip to the South of France has become established these last few years. We usually find it difficult finding a good quality property for 2, with outside space and a pool, and often end up having to book (and pay for) a larger property than we need. Domaine du Piol has been a real find - this is our 4th stay, and our second in Villa Olivade. This is our favourite due to the open space it provides on 3 levels as it’s built on a hillside, with 180° views to the south and west so it gets the sun on one of its terraces all day. The villa itself is furnished well and everything is provided. There’s every kitchen utensil to cater a gourmet meal, although our holiday cooking is more of the cold meat/cheese/salad/baguette supper after a nice lunch in one of the excellent restaurants nearby. Then it’s lovely sitting on the balcony with a glass or two of wine watching all the lights come on and the stars twinkle.
The bedroom is also well furnished, with a very comfortable bed, and plenty of storage for clothes etc.
The communal pool is very large and well kept. In late July there were only a few people in there; we’ve also been in August when it was a bit more crowded but still able to find a couple of spare sun beds.
I’m sure we’ll be back.
Hello Jane and thank you for your review of Olivade. It is always a pleasure to have you stay and I hope that you can come again next year.
David & Sally-Anne
Nice villa, beautiful view, very well located, within walking distance of St.Paul de Vence.
Nice setting, recently renovated, ideal for day trips to Monaco, Eze, Nice, Cannes, Grasse, etc. You can walk up to St.Paul de Vence for lunch or dinner. We really enjoyed our stay. Owner is friendly and reachable. Will surely return one day!
Thank you Sylvain for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you looked after our villa and plants so well. We hope that one day you will be able to return to Olivade.
David and Sally
The Côte d'Azur is like no other place in France. There is a remarkable beauty in its offshore islands, hills and coastline, the scent of the plant life, the mimosa blossom in February and the impossibly blue water after which the coast is named. The Côte d'Azur remains undeniably captivating. Every time there is a gap in the hills, the skyline is dominated by the French Alps. The white capped mountains against the blue sea and the surrounding countryside is something every one should have the privilege of enjoying. The Côte d'Azur really does cater for all tastes.
Other Activities: Yachting & Motorboat hire (include non licence)
Golf: Golf de Villeneuve-Loubet – Route de Grasse, 06270 Villeneuve-Loubet
Opio-Valbonne Golf Club – Château de la Begude, Route de Roquefort-les-Pins 06650 Opio
Golf Country Club de Cannes-Mougins – Cannes, France, 06250
Golf de Roquebrune – Roquebrune, France, 83520
Monte-Carlo Golf Club – Route du Mont Agel, 06320 La Turbie
Ski: The nearest resort to St Paul is Gréoliéres which is just a 35 minutes drive away. Although just a small resort, its location close to the coast means it is a popular visit for a quick morning's ski followed by relaxing on the beach in Cannes in the afternoon. Gréoliéres also has the best cross country skiing (ski du fond). There are about eight courses up to 11km long to suit beginners and experts alike.
For larger resorts, you need to head towards the Alps and go to either Valberg, Isola or Auron. These three resorts are less than 1 hour 15 min to get to and offer all levels of skiing. Isola offers the biggest variety. Auron is the prettiest and Valberg fits nicely between the two.
Further into the Alps and the choice of resorts is vast.