Villa in Auribeau sur Siagne, Grasse Area, Provence Alpes, France - Peaceful Location Near Hilltop Village Of Auribeau Sur Siagne, 15 Minutes To Beaches At Cannes Bay
We are a professional couple who love France and love entertaining our friends and family.
Karen purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Karen chose Auribeau-sur-Siagne
We stumbled across Auribeau when searching for a beach front apartment on the Cote d'Azur. It was only after viewing a number of apartments and 'holiday club' properties that we realised what we value - living amongst the local French with the privacy of our own pool, plenty of outside space to enjoy the sun (and the stars) - without the threat of barking dogs and raised voices in the balconies above/below us. The 'deal' was sealed based on the quality of the lunch at the local restaurant. When we savoured the first forkful we realised that - yes - we were about to venture into the unknown legalities of property buying in France. We are minutes from the excitement of Cannes and Mougins, the perfumeries of Grasse and a stone's throw from the corniche to Monaco or to St Tropez.
What makes this Villa unique
We are on a small private residential domain in a stunning location - we are so calmed and so inspired by the sensational hillside views over the forests of mimosas, oak and eucalyptus. We listen to frogs sing and see eagles soaring in spring, hear nightingales on summer evenings, smell mimosas in February, and watch over the local farmers tending to eucalyptus crops and olive groves. We were lucky enough to be able to change the internal layout to create a three bedroom villa which is all en-suite, so our friends and family have the luxury of hotel style accommodation. We love to cook and we love music, so we have equipped the villa with the utensils and technology that make this a home from home - one day we will make it home permanently but until then you are invited to enjoy
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Stunning villa and location
We stayed for 11 nights in August 2018 [2x adults and 2x children aged 7 and 5]. The villa is absolutely beautiful and equipped with everything you could want. The pool is amazing: large size, stunning views across the hills and very clean and well-maintained. There is ample space on the terrace to sit and read or stare into the distance. We saw eagles [we think], in the hills adjacent to the villa and enjoyed the pleasant scenery in every direction. The villa itself has three large en suite bedrooms [two upstairs and the master bedroom downstairs]. Lovely linen and fresh towels [pool and bathroom] were provided and changed during our stay. The kitchen is well-equipped with oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and all the cutlery/crockery and pans you could want. There is an outdoor dining table and super-clean BBQ on the terrace adjacent to the kitchen which was terrific. The villa is in a great location and felt very safe. There is plenty of room to park outside the villa or on the driveway if you'd prefer. Getting to the villa is pretty straightforward. We took a hire car from Nice Airport and drove to the villa in about 45 minutes via the A8. The villa is about 15/20 minutes north of Cannes and ideally located for day trips to the beaches or to local sites, e.g. Antibes, Monaco, Nice, etc. There are various food shopping outlets in the area but we preferred Super-U in Pegomas which is about 10 minutes drive from the villa. Similar to Morrisons in the UK. Pegomas also has a great family-friendly restaurant La Grill de la Mourachonne which is absolutely amazing. Try the fish and chips and remember to book a table even at lunchtime! In summary, this is a terrific villa for a trip to the Cote D'Azur. We would definitely return! And finally, we were really impressed with the punctual responses to our emails from the owner(s) and the amount of information available at the villa to ensure we had the best possible time in France. Great service all round! Duncan, Emma, Henry and Alice.
Hi Duncan, Emma, Henry and Alice, thank you so much for your very lovely and detailed review of our villa in Auribeau. We are really pleased that you had a good holiday and that you enjoyed staying at the villa. Yes it would have been golden eagles that you saw soaring high up in the sky in the hills around the villa. Their huge wings are dark with white flashes and it’s their heads that are golden. We are so glad that you saw them as they are so beautiful to watch. It’s great that you enjoyed the pool as much as we do, and that you found your favourite restaurant nearby. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. You will be most welcome if you do choose to spend your holiday with us again in the future.
Fantastic nine days with family and friends
We had nine wonderful days at Villa Mimosa first week of August. The Villa is roomy, well furnished and is so well equipped, the owners have thought of everything. Thank goodness for the fans and the pool - we had the hottest week! Before we arrived, Karen was in touch plenty of time before our arrival, with directions and information, and on arrival, as we ended up so late, the two bottles of chilled Provence rose wine were most welcome. Thank you Karen. The views are amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed evenings sat outside watching the moon rise. It's so clear we were able to see stars and planets. I'm so glad we chose Villa Mimosa and hope to return again soon.
Thank you so much for your review of our villa. We are so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed the villa as much as we do. You were excellent guests and we would love to welcome you back if you ever stay in our part of the world again.
Fantastic Vacation Rental
My wife and 4 children (10, 8, 6, 2 months) truly enjoyed our 2 weeks at Karen's house in Auribeau-sur-Siagne!
The pictures on the site don't do the house enough justice. The three bedrooms are generous in size and have plenty of storage for your clothing. The living room has plenty of seating for at least 8 people and the kitchen is nicely appointed. There was nothing we needed to bring except food and drinks.
Speaking of food, I've never seen a BBQ so clean! We used it 6 out of the 10 nights as with two bottles of gas how could we not?
The pool was sublime; clean and the perfect temperature. Plenty of deck beds with enough large umbrellas to escape the hot sun.
I highly recommend this place to families with children!
Thank you so much for your lovely review.
We love having guests at our home who appreciate the same things we do - and we try to explain just what that meabs when we describe the villa, the way we set it up, and its surroundings. We are so pleased that everything worked well with you.
Your family definitely included the youngest guest we had ever welcomed at just 6 weeks old on arrival. We were anxious that the villa provided both you as parents, and your children with everything you needed to have a relaxing time. It's great to know that it did.
Good to know the BBQ was well used also. The terrace and pool area are our favourite places to be to casually cook/eat in between swimming and pool toys. It's what a holiday should be about.
Thank you for being lovely guests. We would be privileged to welcome you back if you ever visit the area again.
Fantastic, very well equipped house with lovely pool
We had a great week at Villa Mimosa. Louise, the property manager was very helpful. The accommodation was perfect. They had thought of everything. The kitchen was very well equipped- even had tea, coffee, condiments. Wine!!
Near to some beautiful villages, lake and river and not far from the sea. We would thoroghly recommend this property.
Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you and your family had a good time and that everyone enjoyed the villa and the surrounding area. You were perfect guests and we would love to welcome you back if ever you choose to stay in the area again.
The best French holiday rental,
We have been holidaying in France for over ten years(Grandparents, children and two grandchildren).Villa Mimosa is by far the best. The house was very clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped. Never before have we had the experience of the bed linen and towels being changed and the bathrooms cleaned mid stay. Louise (the care taker) was lovely,very welcoming and friendly. The owners had provided a very efficient and helpful file giving information about the villa and the surrounding area.
The outside area was also very clean .and tidy.The BBQ was amazing and also clean which was another first for us The sun loungers were very comfortable and the pool was cleaned twice during our two week stay..We ate all our meals outside and the view across the valley was magnificent.
We had read about the eagles in the information about the villa but we didn't expect to see them however we did on four separate occasions, to see those magnificent birds soaring above us on the thermals was the icing on a truly superb cake.
Our favourite place to eat was Le Grill Mourachon in Pegomas by the river, the staff were very attentive and when we were struggling with our French they brought across someone who spoke superb English. Our meal there on the last night of the holiday was spectacular.As a family we would not hesitate in recommending this villa. We would certainly rate in as outstanding. The Emmott family.
Thank you so very much for your lovely review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us - and even more thrilled that you saw the eagles (they had obviously returned after their early summer holidays in the higher alps). Thank you for your feedback about what you liked about the villa - and also your kind words about our local manager - Louise will be as pleased as we are. We would love to welcome you back if ever you stay in the area again. Thanks for being great guests.
A perfect, delightful retreat.
Choosing this villa was the best accommodaton decision we've ever made. Our broad grins started as soon as we arrived and remained throughout our 9 day stay. The lovely owners- who greeted us - clearly love this beautiful home and it shows in every detail, the quality of fixtures and fittings and the level of cleanliness. This isn't an opulent, luxurious villa but what it offers it offers to the very highest standard. All the beds were extremely
comfortable, the bed linen was clean and lovely, the kitchen was fantastically equipped. So much more than a holiday home and no-one has tried to cut corners. You instantly feel at home - revived by the amazing panoramic views and the thoughtful layout of both the inside and outdoor areas. Our best intentions to explore the region were thwarted by our reluctance to leave the villa each day. However, we did venture out and enjoyed the area very much. The villa isn't by any means remote but is 'off the beaten track' so peace and quiet is assured. The beautiful pool is a big draw as is the terrace - off the kitchen - where we whiled away many hours. Our only suggestion would be to improve the outdoor lighting on the terrace so it's possible to read/eat after dark and spend even longer soaking up the outdoor living experience. Thank you Karen and Shaun - you deserve a great deal of success for the effort and care you put in to this lovely home. Tony and Sarah Young
Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the villa as much as we do. Few guests have time to write a review when they return home to their busy lives, and fewer still spend time thinking so carefully about what they liked and what we could do better. So thank you so much for your kind and considered words, and your suggestions which we will definitely take on board. You were perfect guests and we would love to welcome you to our villa again in the future if ever you decide to spend your holiday in the area again. Best wishes to all the family.
The nearest beaches are approximately 15 minutes drive away at La Napoule and Theoule sur Mer, which have lovely sandy areas, are close to beach front restaurants and are all free for public use. Beyond Theoule sur Mer there are a number of small coves, amongst dramatic red volcanic rock, accessed via the corniche parking areas. Beaches in Cannes are about 30 minutes away and a fee is usually payable to beach side hotels and restaurants for their use.
Easyjet, BMI, Ryanair, Flybe, BA, Air France etc., all fly to Nice airport which is approximately 35 to 40 minutes drive away. Airports at Toulon and Marseille provide an alternative but are about 1.5 hours drive away. It is approximately 10 to 11 hours drive from the Calais channel ports (for UK travellers), depending on traffic.
A car is recommended as we are located about a mile from the nearest shops and restaurants, and you will no doubt want to explore all of the attractions in the area.
Approximately 1 to 2 kilometers to nearest shops and to the village at Auribeau sur Siagne. Distance to main towns (in kilometers): Cannes 21, Grasse 10, Mougins 10, Valbonne 12, St Paul de Vence 26, Monaco 42, St Tropez 48. The train stations at Grasse and Mouans Sartoux, both 10 to 15 minutes drive away, have large free car parks. All trains go into Cannes and then run east to Nice, Villefranche, Monaco and Italy; west towards Marseille; or north via Nice to Alpine towns via narrow gauge/steam railways.
A large number of local shops restaurants, large supermarkets, banks and tourist office, etc. are all within 5 to 10 minutes drive of the villa. The villa is situated in the hills adjacent to the old village of Auribeau. The village is perched on a ridge at the entrance to the Gorges de la Siagne, and is very picturesque, both viewed from a distance and within the village itself. It's off the beaten tourist track, even though only 10 to 15 minutes from the beaches of the Cote d'Azur and 13m from Cannes. The Villa is located on the edge of the Péygros forest, a national park. The river Siagne runs in the valley below the villa (five minutes walk away) and provides a great location for trout fishing and pretty walks. After sun set you can sometimes hear the river frogs, which provide a delightful serenade. Walking or mountain biking is possible on the trails in the area around the villa. Part of Les Balcons de la Côte d'Azur, passes through Auribeau. To the south is Cannes and to the north the trail goes up past Grasse and then east to Nice and Monaco to Menton. The GR51 climbs up the steps into the parking lot just below Auribeau centre. Golden Eagles hunt the Forêt de Péygros and the hills to the northeast, and you'll often see one or two of them soaring majestically through the blue sky above the villa, or occasionally hear their hunting cry. The hills are smothered in bluish-green mimosa bushes which bloom in Feb- Mar and cover the hills with bright yellow flowers and a strong fragrance. The flowers are used in the perfume industry in Grasse, as is the Eucalyptus (the pale green trees, planted in rows that you can see growing on the hills in the far distance opposite the villa). Lac St Cassien, used for swimming, boating, fishing, etc., is located at the heart of the Péygros forest national park and is very dramatic especially in spring months when the yellow mimosas are exploding into flower across the entire landscape.