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Luxury Villa & Private Pool on French Riviera, Stunning Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

Villa des Parfums offers an independent and unique luxury apartment in the heart of a magnificent 19th century perfumer’s mansion, an idyllic setting for the perfect get-away on the French Riviera. Built in the 1830s, the mansion has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur, combining elegant luxury with tradition and comfort.

Just minutes walk from Grasse, the world Perfume Capital and a short drive from the glamorous French Riviera coastline, Villa des Parfums offers a luxurious, fully refurbished, independent apartment for weekly vacation rental with spectacular views of the ancient historic town of Grasse and the Mediterranean.

Villa des Parfums’ splendid rental apartment comfortably accommodates 6-9 people. Its flower-themed bedrooms are chic yet refreshingly comfortable, and the spectacular views along with the tasteful decor cultivate a sumptuous and soothing haven where time comes to a standstill!

Villa des Parfums’ graceful and well designed Living Space mingles comfort, practicality, luxury and refinement. You will enjoy the ~

~ fully equipped open-plan kitchen inc. granite counter tops, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave & fridge freezer.

~ stylish bar area - perfect for informal dining or aperitifs

~ spacious lounge with 36” flat screen TV, leather queen-size sleeper sofa & ipod dock

~ fabulous dining area with hand made solid maplewood expanding table seating 8-10

~ beautiful outdoor furnished deck and BBQ, featuring al fresco dining for 8-10 with magnificent views of Grasse and the Mediterranean coast

2 elegant bathrooms

Private swimming pool & sun loungers. Private parking. Wifi. Fully air-conditioned throughout. Highest quality bed linens, bath and pool towels provided.

The history of the perfumer’s mansion combined with the sumptuous decor and magical surroundings makes the Villa des Parfums a rare secret refuge in the heart of the French Riviera, which will become your home from home.

Keywords: villa, apartment, bed & breakfast, flat, condo, gite, chateau, historical house, home, vacation rental, french farmhouse

More Details

Nicole Derieux
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Nicole Derieux

Growing up in Scotland where the sun rarely shines, my family often vacationed in France. From a very young age I dreamed one day of living in Southern France. After spending a year in France working for my French Masters Degree, my dreams began to come true when I met and then married my handsome and romantic French husband!

After completing our studies and living in Scotland for the first decade of our married lives, we finally moved to the French Riviera in 2006.

We, and our son, love the outdoor life here and enjoy walking and running on the many fabulous trails right on our doorstep. We love waking up to sunshine 300 days a year and to the incredible views of the beautiful and historic town of Grasse and the Mediterranean coast....where the closest beaches are only a short drive away!

Nicole Derieux purchased this villa in 2007

Why Nicole Derieux chose Grasse

The picturesque medieval town of Grasse is rich in history and dates back to the 11th Century.

Well known as the world’s perfume capital which developed in the 18th century thanks to the abundance of floral crops favored by the fabulous year round microclimate, there are plenty of opportunities to discover the beautiful secrets and scents of this creative and fascinating industry in the Museums and Perfumeries.

Grasse is famously known as the ‘Balcony of the Cote d’Azur’, set in the foothills of the Southern Alps and overlooking the mediterranean, so whether you are looking for a peaceful sanctuary or an action-packed vacation, Grasse has it all.

Only 12 kilometers north of Cannes, 20 kilometers from Antibes, 35 kilometers from Nice and just an hour’s drive from Monaco, Grasse is the ideal location for a fabulous stay on the French Riviera, whether you prefer all that glitters on the glamorous coast, a quiet retreat by the pool surrounded with spectacular panoramic views, discovering the many quaint and beautiful close-by villages such as Valbonne, Mougins, Vence & St Paul de Vence or enjoying the many sporting and leisure opportunities available in the area.

What makes this villa unique

Everything you need is within a short walk from the Villa des Parfums. In the beautiful town of Grasse you can explore the many beautiful boutiques, buy your morning croissants at the local baker, stock up on supplies at the supermarket and sample French beers, wines and cuisine in the many cafes, bistros and restaurants! We are even within close walking distance of the bus and train stations where there is a regular service to take you all along the Cote d’Azur and even as far as Monte Carlo and Italy!


20 minutes drive to closest beach


Over a dozen courses just minutes away


GR4 (long distance footpath) 5 minutes walk


Grasse Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • hairdryer provided in each bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofabed lounge, baby/toddler beds available on request
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) twin sleeper sofa in red rose room, Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper sofa in living area
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Villa & Private Pool on French Riviera, Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful week in the hills of Grasse!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a lovely and relaxing week at the Villa des Parfums. We were 6 people (my husband, myself, our 3 kids ages 10, 11 and 14, and my 77 year old mother-in-law). One of the bedrooms has an additional single sofa-bed, so all 3 kids were in one room - allowing all of us to fit very comfortably in the apartment! We spent hours sitting (with a glass of wine in hand!) on the balcony gazing out at the Mediterranean view, watching the sun go down and the lights come on. It was perfectly located for trips to the beach as well as to the hilltop towns - but only when we could pull the kids out of the pool! I enjoyed venturing down to the Cote d'Azur, but since we were there in August, I found the crowds to be a bit much! I loved being able to retreat to our own little oasis at the end of the day! The short walk in to town brought you to grocery stores, patisseries & the town square. The kitchen had everything we needed - and more - and everything was spotlessly clean! When we needed something during the week, we were assisted immediately. Nicole was so friendly and pleasant to communicate with - providing us with lots of suggestions for our week in the south of France - even offering to mail something that we forgot. Just writing this review makes me want to be there again...! We highly recommend the Villa des Parfums!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at Villa des Parfums and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Nicole xxx
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Stunning property in Grasse

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect property for our stay in Grasse. There is nothing that hasn't been thought of at Villa des Parfums. Beautiful bed linens and towels, a very well appointed kitchen (with a few thoughtful touches left for us in the fridge), lovely toiletries in the bathroom and a fantastic pool. The whole property is absolutely spotless and the setting is wonderful - a short walk to the centre of Grasse, but on a peaceful hillside with breathtaking views. The thoughtful owners even left out a cotbed set up for our infant son with comfortable bedding ready for him, along with a baby bath and high chair.

Highly recommend - I hope we'll return!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this great review! We're so delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa des Parfums and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future!
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Beautiful, Luxurious Apartment

  • 5 of 5

There were 6 of us staying at Villa Des Parfums for 3 nights, we were attending a wedding nearby and struggling to find somewhere we could stay for just 3 the end we could happily have stayed at Villa Des Parfums for 3 weeks! The apartment is beautifully decorated with all the amenities you could ask for and some luxurious touches too, the white fluffy towels, incredibly comfy beds and beautiful feeling bed linen.

Perfectly located so it's just a short stroll into town, and a lovely swimming pool that feels very private even though it's quite close to the main road. The owners Vincent and Nicole couldn't be nicer and only too happy to help. We're already wondering if we can manage a return trip next year!

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time at Villa des Parfums! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Fantastic property with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property as a big family and found it to be perfect. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. The property itself was immaculate and was furnished to the highest quality. The beds were the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Everything was supplied and ready on arrival. The welcome manual was extensive and thorough. The views from all the rooms are breathtaking and eating breakfast on the decking was a particular treat. The swimming pool is a lovely size with lots of deck chairs supplied. There is ample parking for your car (we had a small van and parked it with ease). The directions to the property were very clear and the town itself is small but very pretty. It is a short drive to Cannes which is the nearest big town. It's an excellent base for exploring the entire region and I would highly recommend this property to all of my friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review! We enjoyed meeting you all and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa des Parfums! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!! Nicole & Vincent
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Charming villa on a hillside

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this charming villa in Grasse, France was both relaxing and adventurous. Situated on a hillside overlooking the city as well as views of the Mediterranean, this updated villa provided a great location for many sightsee opportunities. Day trips included lovely medieval villages such as Gourdon and Eze, as well as popular spots like Monte Carlo, Antibes and my personal favorite, The Grand Canyon du Verdon. With charming shops throughout the old town of Grasse, we found a favorite restaurant - the Rendez Vous. The owners are a lovely couple who were willing and able to provide many insights as to places to see and things to do in the Cote d'Azur area. We highly recommend Villa des Parfums for a romantic getaway or a family and friends adventure.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa des Parfums in Grasse and that you have many happy memories of your adventures on the French Riviera! We hope to welcome you back in the future! warm regards, Nicole
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Sandusky, Ohio USA

Great place for R & R

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with both the villa and the caretakers, who proved to be warm and helpful people who answered questions, provided snacks and good recommendations. We came with another couple, good friends, who were also eager to explore the area. The site was a good starting off point for daily excursions to both medieval towns, panoramic vistas, and modern cities. We did have a car at our disposal, but availed ourselves of a recommended (very knowlegeable) tour guide with a car for an excellent overview. Cocktails on the patio with a view of the Mediterranean made for a special memory. Thumbs up! (and kudos to the mission work!)

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so delighted that you enjoyed both your stay at Villa des Parfums and your vacation on the Cote d'Azur. We look forward to welcoming you back to Grasse in the future! best regards Nicole
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Grasse is the world capital of Perfume and we are just minutes walk away from the many fascinating Perfumeries and Perfume Museums.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $92.3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.