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Tucked between seaside resorts of Cannes and Nice, in the hillside village of Opio, Valbonne centre 5 min, our Provençal stone villa offers a peaceful and luxurious setting, 5000sqm of land with beautiful views over rolling hills and out to the Italian alps from the front garden and very private landscaped gardens around the pool.The heated pool allows for use between April and October. 120sqm stone terrace shaded by 200 year old oak tree offers the ideal conditions for relaxing in the garden, very close to pool area in full sun, convenient for supervising small children. There are 2 houses on the property, La Luciole with 11x4 pool and the guest cottage La Petite Luciole which has its own small bassin pool. Both totally refurbished with new appliances. The property is a 10mn walk from the village of Opio,which is only 15mn drive from the sea,half an hour from Nice/Cannes, an hour from Italy, 45' from Monaco, the Moyenne Corniche and 1.5 hours from ski station at 2000m.The Golf de la Begude and Valbonne are a 5 minutes away.Numerous excursions to do in the area, sports swimming (beach 15mn away) walking, golf, museums, hand gliding, and exquisite cuisine from so many wonderful restaurants in the area.
All bedrooms have an ensuite bath/shower room.The bathrooms are also all newly renovated. The master bedroom ensuite has both bath and shower....moreless
The neighbouring cottage, La Petite Luciole is 70sq meters and has 2 bedrooms, one with twin beds and the other with a double bed as well as a convertible couch in the living room. Each bedroom has an ensuite bath/shower room. There is a fully equiped kitchen and washer and dryer, dining room and living room with television and stereo. It has just been renovated and all appliances are new. Set on 1500sqm of land and it has its own small private pool and landscaped courtyard.
The cottage sleeps 6 and may be rented with the main house or rented separately. The rate for the cottage La Petite Luciole is January-March for 4 people €750, 6 people €1000. April-May 1650/wk, June-Sept €1800. Oct-Dec €750 for 4,€1000 for 6.
Rate for main house alone is Mid€3800wk..
The rate for both is Mid €4800/wk High €5800/wk.
Monthly rate €3200, 3 month minimum only during winter months.
Payments are non-refundable.
In case of internet/cable outage there is no re-emboursement....moreless
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Dining room in the guest cottage for 6 people as well as outdoor dining for 6. Main house outdoor dining for 8 plus 10 more seated on benches on either side of terrace....moreless
Seating for 10 people
Air Conditioning in Master bedroom and the cottage. The rest of the house stays naturally cool with the shade of the oak tree....moreless
Monthly rate from September 2013 until June 30 2014 only, 3 month minimum stay, €5000/month, electricity, water, gardening and cleaning fees not included. Long term security deposit is equivalent to two month's rent. The guest cottage is for the owners use during this period.
March until end June €3000 is the rate for La Petite Luciole only. If you would like to rent the two houses for this period
Reservation is confirmed at the reception of 50% of the total rental.
The balance is due 3 months prior to arrival.
There are no refunds in case of cancellation.
A damage deposit of €1000 is to be given to the caretaker on arrival and will be returned to you on the day of departure if no damage has occurred.
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Located in the rolling hills of provence between Cannes and Nice, Opio is a charming provençal village. Approximately 20 minutes from Cannes and Nice, it is 5 minutes from Valbonne. About 1 hour from Monaco and Italy on the spectacular coast road, the Moyenne Corniche, made famous in the James Bond movies will lead you to the casinos. The area offers limitless sightseeing and interest, and was home to many artists from Renoir to Picasso. La Luciole is also home to a local French painter Philippe Metaireau. On the coast, choose from miles of beaches, relax in one of the seaside cafes/restaurants, or have fun shopping in Cannes or Nice. For walkers and lovers of nature, the mountain scenery, and medieval villages are delightful. Fabulous restaurants can be found in all the small villages nearby. A 5 minute drive from the house will take you to Le Clos St.Pierre one of the best restaurants in the area which has a Michelin star. Also 5 minutes away is the Golf de la Begude, one of the nicest in the area. La Luciole is within walking distance of a small commercial centre where you will find everything you need. Tennis courts with instructor 5mn drive.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I am Canadian and my husband is French. I am a yoga teacher and my husband is an architect and artist. We have lived here for thirty years and finally found the stone house of our dreams to renovate in Opio which has the nicest quality of life of all the surrounding villages. It has the most green zones, therefore is the quietest and most rural yet is 5 minutes from the more built up and lively village of Valbonne and 25 minutes from Cannes. My husband is an architect also and we share the same passion for restoring stones houses in Provence.
Why the Owner Chose Valbonne: We chose this property because it is in the most protected area of the region. There is total privacy and calm. And especially for the 200 year oak tree which shades the terrace like no other awning or parasol can do. The position of the pool is ideal for watching over small children swimming. The Provençal landscaped gardens are charming with olive, cypres, citrus, oleanders, palms and many more.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Our property is situated in one of the most peaceful and green settings of Opio and yet only 5 minutes from Valbonne.
We have a south western exposition so sun all day, with the advantage of having a large oak sheltering just the dining/relaxing terrace from sun by lunchtime. On warm summer days this is an idtyllic setting to relax in to read a book, have lunch or just take a break from the full sun and swimming.
We also offer yoga retreats between September and June. If you are interested please contact me.