3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
- english, french, spanish
About Marie-Claude Heys
We are a French-English couple. We run a boat business in the UK. Sailing is our passion. We enjoy St Cézaire to relax from our busy lives and recharge our batteries.
Marie-Claude Heys purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Marie-Claude Heys chose Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne
Marie-Claude's parents bought a holiday home on top of the hill above St Cézaire in 1962 and then retired here in 1992. So the love of the area is a long story...
What makes this Villa unique
Climate, beautiful scenery between sea, rivers and mountains, olive trees, swimming pool not too close to the house, views...
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The property is set in a stunning location, very private and peaceful.
A beautiful, rustic home which was very relaxing. The facilities were great; the kids loved the pool and running around the olive grove. We enjoyed eating on the veranda, relaxing by the pool and taking in the beautiful views.
The local village is fab, while we stayed there was a Jazz Festival on and we were lucky enough to see several free concerts while soaking up the atmosphere of the village square. There is so much to see and do; the caves and river are a must-see, as well as Lac de St Cassien and Montauroux.
We also thoroughly enjoyed visiting the boulangerie for fresh croissants, the Saturday market and watching the sunset from the view point.
The property and local area is very special and we will definitely be back.
Thank you Marie-Claude for a fantastic stay.
Hi India & family,
Thank you for your lovely & positive review.
It is always a joy when people love our house and village as much as we do.
And you are right, the whole area is fantastic!
You are welcome back any time :-)
All the best
This home is a lovely escape form the hustle and bustle. The pool is especially nice and well supplied with float toys for kids. Lots of comfortable seating too. The kitchen was well-stocked allowing us to prepare meals for the kiddos and laundry machines were great. Lots of space for a group and just minutes from the town. I highly recommend!
Thank you Alicia, I am glad you enjoyed the house and the pool and that coming from so far away was worth it. Thank you for the wine too :-)
Well worth a visit!
I was there in December - shorts and t-shirt weather!
A fantastic location, fantastic view, fantastic house!
Well worth a visit!
I am pleased you had a good time. And thank you for your help picking the olives!
Fabulous and properly rested and inspired.
“I have stayed here before and loved it soo much I took my sister and parents there. Firstly it is only 45 mins drive from nice airport yet you feel soo far away from the hum of the riviera and yet you can pop down to Cannes, Antibes or st tropes easily. It's lovely , homely and very private. The views over st cesaire and the gorges are spectacular and being high it's that lovely clean air not muggy. We walked into town every day for fresh essentials and a coffee in the square experiencing real French life. We did a lot of walking and visited most of the regions stunning gorges and cliff top villages. I love this place it's very special and with sky tv I didn't miss any of the Wimbledon tennis. I don't have kids but there is plenty for them to do in the area and the pool is perfect and we became quite skilled at platonque or boules as you can play close the pool. Super.
I am so pleased you hard a great time! I look forward to seeing you again soon in St Cézaire. ?
You can find tranquillity and lots of things to do
My husband and I stayed there last June and had a wonderful time. We hope to stay again and can recommend this lovely house to family and friends. It's very easy to get to from Nice airport and Marie Claude was very accommodating leaving us instructions of how everything worked, where to eat and places to visit. Some days we just stayed relaxing by the gorgeous pool which was larger than I expected. Others we walked into St Cézaire (15 mins walk) for lunch, went walking in the gorge or visited a local museum of which there are many in the area. The property and pool were very clean and well maintained and the description was accurate. A big highlight for me was sitting in the veranda having breakfast, listening to the early morning birds and looking at a beautiful view of St Cézaire carved in between the treeline. You get a real feeling of how the French live by visiting the area as its mainly full of locals.
The village of Saint Cézaire sur Siagne has a very rich history starting from the XIIth century. The river Siagne also has a great historical importance to the village.
It is a quiet village out of the beaten track. It has a population of 3500 that lives there all year round.
PLACES TO VISIT:
St Cassien lake. 15 km. Beautiful lake with clean water and small beaches, and lovely place for windsurfing and other water sports. Ideal to cool off on a hot day!
Grasse. 20 km. Fascinating historic town and world's perfume capital. Explore the delightful narrow streets or go on one of the factory tours offered by some of the most famous perfume houses.
Fayence. 22 km. Much visited hill top fortified village, between sea and mountains and surrounded by picturesque Provencal countryside. Also renowned for its gliding centre, often considered the best in Europe.
Cannes. 30 km. Beach side resort with its large promenade, chic boutiques, restaurants, bars, shops and festivals including the famous Cannes film festival in May each year. A walk along the “Croisette”, harbour and sandy beaches is a must.
THINGS TO DO:
Les Grottes de St Cézaire, St Cézaire sur Siagne. Discovered in 1890 by local farmer whilst working his land. Full of fantastic formations including draperies, stalactites and stalagmites. Spectacular underground landscapes.
Golf du Claux Amic, Grasse. 21 km. Golf course. 18 holes Par 72 - 5916m. With spectacular views of both the Mediterranean sea and the mountains, this course demands concentration and precise shots. The old oak trees provide some shade and ensure relief from the hot summer sun.
Marineland, Antibes. 40 km. Aquarium. The greatest marine show in Europe with dolphins, orcas, killer whales and seals. Also aquariums and a 30m-long tunnel surrounded by sharks!
Canyon Forest, Villeneuve Loubet. 43 km. Tree top adventure park/Canyoning. Acrobatic adventure park for the young (8 yrs old+) and not so young. Discover at your own pace the 4 trails on offer after an enjoyable 10mn bike ride along a river. Going from tree to tree, balance yourself through an assortment of games such as rope bridges, tarzan swings and giant zip lines, including for the bravest, the longest zip line in France (331m) where you can expect to reach a maximum speed of 70 km/h! Canyoning also available. For the little ones, Pitchoun Forest is a more accessible course for children aged 3 to 10. Larger, more secure and more amusing with an easier access.
Tourrettes sur Loup. 39 km. Charming hill top medieval village known as the Violet village and surrounded by superb landscapes. Well worth a detour.
Antibes-Juan les Pins. 41 km. Two towns in one! Antibes with its vibrant historic centre with narrow winding streets, a good choice of restaurants, cafés, theatres, piano bars, chic hotels, private clubs and Picasso museum, and Juan les Pins renowned for its gorgeous beaches, exciting nightlife with fashionable night clubs, casino and even night shopping. Also Cap d'Antibes, a small piece of paradise, home to a number of millionaires.
St Paul de Vence. 42 km. One of the most beautiful and most visited villages in France which has attracted many artists due to its great natural beauty. Also home to Fondation Maeght, France's most important modern art museum with a remarkable collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other graphic works from the 20th century.
Nice. 55 km. Fashionable and unmissable seaside resort with its wonderful “Promenade des Anglais”, a long boulevard along the seaside dotted with palm trees, its old town with pretty colourful architecture and narrow streets. Take a stroll along the flower market in the “Cours Saleya”, restaurants serving Mediterranean and sea food and bars. Nice is cool in winter and hot in summer!!!
You could also head north towards the mountains, to enjoy tree top adventures and mountain biking in La Mouliere or to the Verdon Gorges where rafting, canoeing, kayaking, tubing or via ferrata and many other activities are available.