The Tour de la Rose Residence

provence, france
6 bedroom - 4 bath
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€770 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This sensational bohemian home with a pool is 20 minutes from Antibes and Cannes and includes plenty of garden toys for kids and lots to do nearby. Set up with a main villa with 4 bedrooms and 2 annexes in the grounds, it works well for a larger family or group. Kids can run and play in the rose and hydrangea-filled garden while you relax by the pool. Wicker baskets are perfect for taking to the local market; hammocks hang in the shade and a long table in the garden is ideal for lunch and dinner. Stroll into Valbonne, just under 2km away, to experience the market on a Friday and enjoy lunch on Place des Arcades. The location makes exploring the Riviera with kids easy: it is 20 minutes from Antibes and Cannes, and 40 minutes to Saint Tropez or Monaco.

Why Kids Love it

The house is well set up for a family stay with lots of outdoor space, garden toys, a ping-pong table, trampoline and basketball hoop. Bicycles and rollerblades are all there to keep kids busy and having fun. Plenty of toys and books are provided inside too. One bedroom is particularly good for kids and has 2 twin beds; a crib is also available. Teens may love the privacy of the annex rooms in the garden. There are various activities kids can do over the summer in the region, from sailing and scuba courses around the Lerins Islands, to mountain climbing or hiking and biking in Greoliere or Bar-sur-Loup. Water sports are on offer in Juan-les-Pins, which also has the nearest beach (20-30 minutes away) and there are various happenings in Cannes or Nice all summer.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 days. Note that while the house welcomes babies and has a crib, there is no high chair and there are no stair gates. The pool is not gated or heated and some bedrooms open directly to the garden; for this reason we recommend it for those with non-crawling babies or children over the age of 6. Non swimmers will need close supervision. Car rental is essential for this location. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 2 annexes on the property each have a further bedroom.

About the Location

The residence is in Valbonne, an ancient village on the Cote d'Azur with a large Anglophone population. It has a blend of 16th-century character with a modern town atmosphere and the house is a 25-30 minute walk from it. The Provencal villages of Biot, Saint-­Paul-­de-­Vence, Mougins or Eze are all within easy access for simple day trips. Cannes is both lively and child-friendly. The house is close to markets, restaurants and stores, and is a 20-minute drive from Nice airport.

Accommodation Details

This spacious Provencal villa sleeps 10-12 people in 6 bedrooms, with 4 bedrooms in the main villa and 2 bedrooms in separate annexes on the property. The annexes are right next to the pool, and around 40m from the main house. The main house has the master bedroom with kingsize bed plus 2 bedrooms with double beds and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. There are 2 bathrooms, 1 with shower and 1 with bathtub and shower. The studios in the annexes include a double bed, a separate kitchenette and bathroom. The main villa has a eat-­in kitchen, a living area and an outdoor eating area just outside the kitchen along with an outdoor BBQ by the pool area. There is outdoor lounge space and large car parking, plus a beautiful and large (16 x 10m) swimming pool.

Style Notes

Bohemian dream. Set on 5,000 sqm of gardens on the top of the hill surrounding Valbonne, the villa has impressive views of the mountains, Chateau de Castellaras and the Mediterranean sea. It has a lovely indoor-outdoor feel with french windows in every room. The hallway and the kitchen are laid out with vintage terracotta tiles old enough to give character to the space. Bedrooms have beautiful soft fabrics, wooden bowls and wicker baskets; one has a hanging table from the ceiling. This charming light-filled house decorated in soft tones with refined style and colors. We love the flower-filled garden, the beautiful vintage crockery and the relaxed, free-spirited feel.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
4 queen
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Monica M.
Member since April 26, 2014
I greatly enjoy beautiful properties in great surroundings around the world. Buildings have stories to share about the place, and living for a while in a lived-in space, helps tell the story. I was brought up in Romania, Germany and in the US. I relocated back to Romania more than 10 years ago. My three kids (11, 9, 4) enjoy greatly our lake house in Snagov, Ilfov, Romania. We named the lake house Larchwhite because of the four Canadian Larch trees that we found on the property. A charming place in a serene setting. I found that if you name Bucharest a paradox, then you could name this house a statement.

Provence, France

Markets, lavender and the cigale's song

It’s no wonder that Provence has inspired artists from Cézanne to Picasso with colors like these: purple fields of lavender, white horses in the Camargue and blue, blue skies in summer. Experience it like the locals by shopping for fresh figs and sunflowers in local markets, seeking out quiet beaches and swimming in lakes and rivers. From the Alps to the coast, the honey-coloured hilltop villages to the perfume fields of Grasse, and the simple pleasures of country living to luxurious enclaves and Michelin-starred restaurants, this corner of France is divine.