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View to Cap Ferrat


Last updated: 07/16/2015

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 3-8)

Les Orangers is an architect-designed villa on two floors in 500 sq meters of garden (olive, citrus, medlar trees, etc.) 50 meters above the sea level with a magnificent panoramic view of the Mediterranean, Beaulieu, St Jean Cap Ferrat, and the Maritime Alps. Off the street parking accesses steps descending to the main entrance on the west facing door. To the immediate left is a full kitchen and to the right stairs descend to the sleeping level. Passing a half bath (WC) the grand salon with 9 door-windows open out to balcony stretching across the eastern ocean facing façade. Three additional door-windows on the south allow exit to a large outdoor living space (lani) covered by a roll down awning to shade from the brutal summer sun. The architect situated the villa perfectly to maximize the natural cooling properties. On the east and south, a gentle sea breeze and pleasant evening land draught keep temperature at a comfortable level because the hill above shades the villa from the west sun. Most of the apartments in area are sited in the plain in the full sun without cross ventilation and thus require air conditioning during the summer months. The natural cooling of site allows visitors optimal temperatures day and night. .
The center of focus is the spacious veranda (lanai) for meals or, according to preference, sun bathing or relaxing in the shade of the awning. A charcoal grill is available for barbecuing.

The sleeping level on the floor below also has another balcony, where you can to relax by exiting from the two eastern bed rooms. In addition a convenient exit opens into the garden from the small 3d bed room with large walk in closet, There is as well as another toilet (WC) and the tub/shower bath room. You have a choice of beaches in Beaulieu (10 minute walk), Villefranche (15 minute walk) or St Jean Cap Ferrat (20 minute walk) to allow a choice of venues to fit your taste.

The bus to Nice or the Nice airport (stop Joffre) or to Monaco/Menton (stop Monte du Reve) are a short walk down the street. A ten minute stroll takes you to the picturesque city square with a daily open air produce market, the train station, the unique Greek museum of Kerylos,a large Marche U supermarket, a variety of shops, the train depot, various cafes and restaurants as well as caterers (traiteurs) offering a wide choice of carry out entrées for those wishing a break from cooking. The 81 bus that stops a few minutes away or a walk brings you to the Rothschild Museum and the Zoo-Park of St Jean. The villages of St Jean and Villefranche as well can be reached by bus or a thirty minute stroll.
Minimum stay one week. Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday

Keywords: Villa, House
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/16/2015

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 3-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • VCR


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Downtown:

    5 minute walk to shopping, super market, etc...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


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Base Rate
7 night min stay


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7 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
250 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
98 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Born on a farm in Chickasha OK, formerly Choctaw Nation, Professor of Modern European History at Ohio University, I have made the study of France and Europe a vocation. After studies of political science and history at Harvard, the University of Oklahoma and Ludwig- Maximilian University of Munich, I have spent much of my subsequent life researching European history. The sale of Choctaw tribal lands in Oklahoma that I inherited allowed me to follow a dream. I bought property France and London as a home for my family. Upon retirement from teaching, I retired to paradise of Beaulieu, a uniquely friendly corner of France. I reserve for my own use a studio apartment in France and fly to London to my other home. I enjoy the opportunity to welcome visitors, to answer any questions of first time visitors, and settle them in before leaving to fly to London or by train and bicycle to travel around France, etc.

Why the Owner Chose Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France:
I came here with my family for sabbatical year of 1974 and found heaven on earth. The former headquarters of the US NATO Fleet and residence of Lord Salisbury, this corner of France has long been the spot that warmly welcomed English speakers. Beaulieu/Villefranche/St Jean is uniquely hospitable. The friendly Anglican Church built here in Beaulieu over a century ago says it all. My visitors from across Europe overwhelmingly return to Beaulieu on an annual basis to an area that is a second home for English speaking visitors and year round residents. I enjoy sharing my home and welcoming new friends to my two homes in London and Beaulieu. where I have wonderful neighbors to deal with problems while I am away. I currently use the income for charity. OK gas wells and Ohio retirement far exceeds my needs. I follow the example of my parents at my age. My father then began to give away to charity all his income from his legal practice and my Mother sold all the 38 units of rental property and put all of the proceeds to a trust, She had give away all of the funds before her death. The greatest disgrace in life is to die rich. I live free and freely give to friends in need. I knew that I could live on renting these properties and share the God given bounty of the excess income. Otherwise I entertain old friends from the past visiting heaven on earth in Beaulieu sur mer.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Between the Alps and the sea, Beaulieu has something for every taste. The weekday trains or the bus open up the attractions of the entire coast without the worries of traffic or parking, For the more vigorous the walking circuit of Cap Ferrat begins at the edge of the Beaulieu beach. The buses also allow access to the entire network of coastal footpaths for active hikers. The attractions of Nice, Monaco, and Menton are too numerous to list. The perched villages of the area are a legion, including Eze, Peille, Peillon, Gorbio, and Sainte Agnes. Any of these perched villages makes an outing a memorable occasion for a stroll and a pleasant meal. Beaulieu has something for everyone from the sedentary who want a welcome escape from daily stress, an excursion among the chic of Nice and Monaco, or an active vacation combining the sea and the mountains.

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Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/16/2015

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  • View to Cap Ferrat

    View to Cap Ferrat

  • Kitchen


  • Entry


  • Lanai eating area

    Lanai eating area

VRBO #287829

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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