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Vence - Beautiful Home built into the Ramparts of Medieval Village

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhouse,4 Bedrooms,4.5+Baths,(Sleeps 8) Garage & Terrace

Vence is called the City of Art and this 600 year old house, which is beautifully modernized reflects that name. Three of the rooms, the entry room, the living room and the master bedroom as well as the large terrace were decorated by Philippe Roessler a well known local artist. The entry room contains a Provence fireplace and genuine wooden beams. The living room also has a fireplace and genuine wooden beams. All four bedrooms have their own bathroom. There are two bedrooms to each floor, the front bedrooms look out on rue de la Coste within the old town. The rear bedrooms have fantastic views of the foothills of the Maritime Alps and the Matisse Chapel. The house has a large garage with easy parking. The large terrace has the view of the foothills of the Alps and looking East towards the hills above Monaco. There are more than 20 restaurants and outdoor cafes within a few minutes walk. The post office, tourist office, banks, gift shops and the market are all only minutes away.

Keywords: Maison de Ville, Vence located in the hills above Nice, village house, with large terrace, mountain views, four very large bedrooms 3 with private bathrooms, garage.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018


I am a concert promoter and music agent.

I run a record company specializing in

Irish and Scottish music.

MAGGIE CADDEN purchased this house in 2001

Why MAGGIE CADDEN chose Vence

We fell in love with the beautiful cite historique and enclosed medieval

village. It is absolutely charming with cafes, restaurants, art galleries and once you step outside the walls there are all the conveniences of modern life, banks supermarkets, shops. The town is located in the hills above Nice and 20 minutes from Nice airport. It within easy driving distance from Cannes, Monaco and Italy.

What makes this house unique

Terrace in the summertime. Fireplace in the winter. Very large Garage. A choice of six bakeries within a minutes walk with fresh French bread and croissants. Fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables from nearby farms. Beautiful tranquil evenings away from the hustle

and bustle.


Vence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Yellow bedroom ensuite - bath toilet and sink
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Red bedroom ensuite - bath, sink and toilet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , White bedroom ensuite (shower sink, toilet bidet)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Blue bedroom ensuite (bath toilet & sink)
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Vence - Beautiful Home built into the Ramparts of Medieval Village
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

So glad we choose this house!

  • 5 of 5

Friends we were traveling with had been to Vence before and wanted to visit it again before going on to Sardinia and Corsica. We were delighted to be on the prettiest little street in the old town yet had our own easily accessible garage beneath the house itself. During the week we visited several of the neighbouring towns and villages and a couple of trips along the coast but looked forward to getting back to Vence and the house. Bedrooms were all very large with en suites, stayed cool and were quiet. Did some cooking in the small kitchen area on the few nights we ate in or rather on the rooftop terrace which overlooked the valley and hills. Maggie and John were very helpful as was their “man on the Spot” – Milan. Our time here was the highlight of this trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quirky house in a beautiful setting. Lots of space for everyone. Wonderful terrace where we spent a lot of time eating food from the market just round the corner, drinking excellent wine and watching the sun go down ( and some mornings watching the sun come up) looking across the hills to the far distance. Vence is a beautiful town where you can spend a lot of time just enjoying the old buildings and the peace - the only big decision every day was the choice of coffee stop. Plenty of things to enjoy in Vence but with the bonus of lots of beautiful villages nearby and easy access to the sea. A great holiday choice.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic week in Maggie's townhouse. It really is in the prettiest street in Vence in our view (and also very quiet), the location couldn't be better for stepping out into the old town, which is completely charming. It genuinely is a picture-postcard location; we bought some postcards to send home and were able to circle the house on the views of Vence and say 'we're staying here'!

At the same time you have the convenience of a huge garage, which is easily big enough to drive in with our roof box attached, and which is located in the basement of the house in effect so gives direct access to the hall room.

We spent most of our time in the house on the lovely roof terrace; it really is a work of art and has a fantastic view. Every bedroom has a bathroom, and the kitchen has everything we needed.

Thanks Maggie for your help and advice, I very much hope we can stay again when we are visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Gorgeous home in beautiful Vence

  • 5 of 5

This house is in an excellent location in historic Vence. The accommodation is superb with very spacious bedrooms, all ensuite (and all immaculate) The views from the rooftop terrace are second to none and worth going up all the stairs for (which we did at least 3 or 4 times every day!) The front door opens onto a beautiful street literally minutes away from cafes and restaurants, which was one of the main selling points for us. No having to drive home after dinner! Vence is very relaxed and we really enjoyed the laid back vibe on our holiday. Maggie and John were very friendly and easy to deal with and did their utmost to provide us with all the information we would need. We would definitely return to Vence, and to this property in particular.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chadds Ford, PA. USA

Best stay EVER - LOVED IT !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the historic town of Vence for a week. The house was perfectly situated in the old part of the town, within the 14th century city walls, nestled nicely on a picturesque street. Bedrooms are of ample size, each with it's own bathroom. Kitchen and sitting rooms (with dining area) are on the ground floor. There is a lovely deck at the top of the house with beautiful views of the surrounding hills. The rear facing bedrooms also have beautiful views of the hills.

The town itself is oozing character, with town squares, a wide array of bistro's, markets etc. The local town council keep Vence very clean making it an idyllic vacation spot. It is also perfectly situated for visits to Nice (20 mins by car), Cannes and Monaco. One day we even went for pizza, in Italy. The Italian border is only approx 40 mins drive, so we had lunch in Italy and dinner in France. There is parking at the house for your vehicle and Nice airport is approx 15 mins away. Maggie and John are sooo lucky to have this perfect hideaway. We travelled as a family of four with 2 teenage guests, there was plenty of room at the house for all of us, and we are very happy we had the opportunity to experience Vence for ourselves. We LOVED it so much we would definitely go back again. Thanks Maggie and John.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada / San Antonio, Tx

Our recent stay in Vence

  • 5 of 5

We are back from France…

I just wanted to tell you that we absolutely enjoyed our stay in your amazing flat in Vence… Being a trained chef, I had a tremendous pleasure with your fantastic cooking range… The produce from our family's favorite local merchants, as well as our obligatory pilgrimage to the market in San Remo, associated to your amazing kitchen made for some great provencal meals…Everything in season was prepared in some way or another! Morrilles, asperges, artichauds violets… amazing cotes de veau and carre d’agneau de chez "La Boucherie de Vence” in the center market next to my old friends at the “Au Poivre D’Ane"… The young man took over from his father and is so enthusiastic about his produce!

It was nice to have the upper veranda for evening vistas on the Baous to decompress at the end of the evening.

Two generations of my family lived in Vence so we know the area well. Great roads for cycling and fantastic hiking trails.

We appreciated the access with the garage!! We had a large car and the space was simply great!

Mr. Milan was fantastic! I forgot my rain coat in the house (and it was predicting rain in Paris…)… He immediately came to the rescue and drove (above the speed limit…I am sure) to the airport to deliver my coat. He deserves praise!!

Hope I am not forgetting anything… Great location, great accommodations… What more could you ask for…

In summary, we thank you for sharing your home with us and we will not hesitate to return if you have it available in the future…

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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