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Superb accommodation with wonderful views within walking distance of the village VILLA OLEANDER is a luxury villa with 3 bedrooms (all with en suite bathrooms) in Mougins, sleeping 6-7.
Set within a mature, south-facing Mediterranean garden with breath-taking views over the Old Village (15 mins walk) and the Bay of Cannes.
Just 20 minutes from Nice Airport and 6km from Cannes.
The accommodation is arranged over two levels. At ground level we have an open plan kitchen, living room and dining room, and also the first master bedroom from which French doors open out to a large terrace linking to the living areas. Upstairs there is a second master bedroom with two private balconies, and also a third double bedroom.
It is air-conditioned throughout.
There is a separate laundry room and also a well equipped games room.
The terraced gardens are beautifully secluded and landscaped including a private heated swimming pool, pool house and full sized boules court.
The views from the house and gardens to the Old Village with the Mediterranean Sea and the Esterel Mountains in the background are truly stunning.
It is this wonderful view that has defined the standard for which we have tried to follow in all that we have done at the villa.
The villa has undergone complete renovation under our ownership.
A Chelsea Flower Showing and Tatton Park gold medal winning team of design and landscapers came over and redesigned, extended and rebuilt the sun and pool terracing. The pool has been retiled and heating added. The pool has a safety alarm.
By the pool there is an outdoor shower and a pool house (equipped with WiFi, drinks fridge, sink, music player and seating). The pool house and adjacent area get late sunshine and is wonderfully sheltered making sunbathing still possible in cooler months.
We have a large decked area with a viewing gallery overlooking the boules court for the non-players. The inspiration for the deck is our fabulous palm tree, which makes it the perfect place for relaxing in dappled sunshine on our outdoor lounge furniture.
The landscaping team created an area by the boules court to enjoy a game of outdoor table tennis amongst other games. They also added new flowerbeds and linking paths, completing the look with a formal garden in the top corner featuring a semi circular teak bench. This is a perfect area for a quiet moment or coffee and newspapers in the morning sun.
The pool and garden are beautifully lit at night time and all these areas can be viewed from a large terrace which wraps around the house where we have an outdoor dining table adjacent to our climbing bougainvillea. There is a patio heater for cooler months and a choice of gas or conventional charcoal Weber barbeques. Dining here on the terrace with the sun going down and the lights coming on in Mougins Village is always a delight.
There is high hedging on all sides for excellent privacy.
The villa has private parking for 3 cars and is secured by remote controlled electric gates.
Children are very welcome at Villa Oleander and we have plastic boules for the boules court and plenty of inflatables for the heated pool. The children (and young at heart adults!) will enjoy the renovation of our games room, featuring a slate bed pool table and lounge area with large flatscreen TV and Xbox One S games console and seating area for books and board games.
We have had the pleasure of receiving guests at Villa Oleander for 10 years now, and if ever a guest has made a suggestion of something they have been short of, then we now provide it.
For your comfort
We would like to think that we have provided everything for an extremely comfortable stay. Such as;
- air conditioning and heating
- wood burning stove
- high quality mattresses and bedding
- dressing gowns
- powerful hair driers
- Egyptian cotton towels
- pool towels
- room fragrances and pillow mist
- soaps and hand wash of the region
so you only need pack your personal items!
The villa is cleaned mid week and end of week, and the laundry is changed once a week.
For your enjoyment
When not relaxing in the sun or exploring our stunning region, Villa Oleander's facilities include;
- outdoor, private and secluded pool (heating optional)
- outdoor table tennis
- full size boules court
- games room equipped with
* slate bedded pool table
* 42" flatscreen TV
* DVD library
* Xbox One S games console and games library
* board games
- broadband WiFi
- Sky HD T.V. including sports channels
- DVD player
- in house iPad for internet access and preloaded with information pack and activity suggestions
- iPod docks and Bluetooth (including outdoor) music players
- Spotify subscription
never a dull moment!
For your convenience
Everything that we use when we are at the villa, is also at our guests’ disposal.
The house is well stocked with all the usual small items. From kitchen roll to kitchen foil and beach bags to umbrellas.
The kitchen is very well appointed, including;
- Lacanche cooker
- Le Creuset pans
- coffee machine
- fridge/ freezer
- toaster and kettle
- smoothie maker
And also we have;
- laundry room with washer/drier and iron/ironing board
- Weber barbecues - charcoal and gas
- outdoor heater
- high chair and cot available
- extra bed for small children
- international electrical adapters
so the supermarket trip is simplified to just great food and wine!
For your information
We will send you a comprehensive information pack including user guides, restaurants and shopping guides, suggestions for days out, opening hours and even the rules of boules! This is duplicated in a folder in the villa and on the in house iPad.
For your peace of mind
When booking, you will receive a personal service dealing only with the owners.
When at Villa Oleander you will be looked after by our trusted team.
Our housekeeper is just a phone call away throughout your stay.
There are no extra costs (other than optional extra of €100 per week for pool heating), and there are no agent fees.
Recognition: AS FEATURED in `SHE` MAGAZINE! (July 2008), `BELLA` (Feb 2009), `LIVING ABROAD` (Aug 2010) and also listed in HOLIDAY RENTALS `Top 10 Villas with Pools in Europe.` ===============================================================
What's in a name ?
By Anton R on 20-Nov-2017
It is just top of the bill & hill !!!
A quality villa in an idyllic location.
By Geraldine W on 01-Aug-2017
We were returning guest to this beautiful villa. As a small group of very fussy travellers we were pleased to see that Villa Oleander continues to impress.
Beautifully maintained pool and gardens and a view from the terrace across to Moujin that is unmatched in the area. Serenity within easy reach of some of the most noted restaurants in the area.
You may not want to leave!
We will certainly return.
Great location and awsome view
By Jeremy L on 10-Jul-2017
The listing and photos were very accurate, but nothing can do justice to the view across the valley except being there. The house is very nice with a magical MBR with French doors in 2 directions. The house is also very well located near with easy access to Cannes and to the north. Dinner on the terrace off the LR/kitchen is worth the trip alone. The owners and local management made everything easy. Highly recommended.
What a villa!
By Gina C on 09-Jul-2017
We had the good fortune to stay at the villa for 6 nights in early July 2017. Our stay was very last minute, but Alastair responded to my request very quickly and was terrific about making sure everything was ready for us the same day! The house manager Emma was very responsive, and checked in with us en route to the villa to ensure that the begs were configured for our family. It was such a great surprise to have "the essentials" there for us upon arrival- milk, cheese, bread, fruit, juice, etc. Emma provided us with restaurant and beach suggestions, and the villa guide also contained a lot of great info on the area. I can't say enough about Emma's care throughout our stay- she's a gem!
The villa is really amazing, and the photos don't do it justice. They've really thought of everything. The beds were comfy, air conditioning in every room, robes and pool towels were provided. The pool house has a mini fridge and sink, and there are Bluetooth speakers in the house and pool house. The pool was fantastic! We used it everyday, and there are zero gravity loungers as well as more traditional ones to choose from. Our boys enjoyed playing table tennis and using the pool table. The kitchen is well equipped and we ended up cooking more than planned. It was just so relaxing to sit on the terrace and look at Mougins and the med in the distance. We were quite happy with the location as it was close enough to go see sights in the area, but allowed us to stay in a calm and peaceful setting. We've been fortunate to stay in many vacation rentals around the world, and this really has to be about the best one we've found! I would highly recommend this villa to anyone!
By Jane B on 28-Aug-2016
The most beautiful villa with breathtaking view of Mougins. The owners are extremely helpful and we have just spent the most fantastic week here in a fabulous location. Not often are expectations surpassed but they were here.
By Sara B on 14-Jul-2016
Everything was wonderful about this villa. The position , the views, the facilities! The manager, Emma was so lovely whilst being professional and helpful. It was clean and beautifully furnished and the owners had thought of everything you could possibly need during your stay. We especially loved the table tennis table! I would highly recommend.
Beautiful villa, stunning view, quiet and safe
By Michael B on 23-May-2016
There is a total attention to detail with everything. The rooms, the garden the linen and the service from Emma. Very clean and very easy to live in. We have been before and it gets better and better.
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By Eric K on 16-May-2016
pristine accommodation for the more discerning traveller. Attention to detail second to none. you will be relaxed from moment one in this stunning villa with equally stunning views. Excellent bars and rests. within walking distance in Mougins
Stunning villa with an amazing view
By Antony L on 31-Jan-2016
Six of us, three couples, spent a relaxing winter break over new year in the villa. The villa sits on the pretty hillside facing the hilltop village of Mougins and the sea beyond. The villa itself is very stylishly decorated, with a traditional Provence feel, but also has all the mod cons. It was also spotlessly clean and well maintained. The grounds offer a very private pool and lovely shaded petanque court and table tennis table, as well as a relaxing deck area with good quality seating. If you needed to escape the sun or amuse kids their is also a games room, with a pool table and games console. Everything is well chosen and 5 star standard. The fantastic restaurants in the village are just a 15 - 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi away. Finally best of all is THE VIEW, which is truly stunning day and night! A great base from which to explore the Côte d'Azur. Can't wait to return!
Fantastic property in a beautiful location
By Dudley H on 21-Apr-2015
The villa was immaculate and the welcome was tremendously friendly. We were delayed due to traffic and grocery shopping but received calming texts telling us not to worry. We were in contact with the local resource as well as the owners during the stay, and both sides were very helpful and informative. Mougins was a delight to explore, and we did plenty of exploring down in Cannes, St Paul de Vence, Grasse, Eze and one day trip West down to St Tropez. We carved out some time to rediscover talents at bocce ball and table tennis, and we were so glad we did. The villa is amazing and we would come back in a heartbeat.
Our Home in France
By Lorna B on 01-Dec-2014
Our Home in France!!
Bev and I (“young” widow friends) spent 3 wonderful weeks in Villa Oleander! I had a knee that was misbehaving so we spent more time than we had planned in our home with “the million dollar view”! What a treat that was....dining alfresco on our terrace with candles, flowers and wine!
Our visiting friend from Montreal was enchanted!
The entire house was lovely and our bedrooms, very comfortable.....great pillows!
Our kitchen was a pleasure to work in. We had everything we needed and more. We love cooking and food shopping was NOT disappointing. Visits to the Carrefour for staples and wine...Le Grand Frais for everything else and the upscale shops in Valbonne for everything else and more! They had wonderful prepared meals, pates and cheese. And, of course, always a stop at the Patisserie on Ave. Saint Basile for our daily baguette. I think we became “French foodies” !
Alizataxi was a godsend! She drove us to the door of La Place de Mougins where we had a delightful dinner. She also took us on a 4 hour tour along the Mediterranean ending up in Eze..... Beautiful!
Lunches out were always a treat. L’Amandier de Mougins was very special. We also loved Resto des Arts (moules et frites) and Broche de Fer ( Soupe au Poisson). Moulin de Mougins was very disappointing.
Lucy, the delightful English girl who came to clean couldn’t do enough for us.
Claire was superb. She went to great lengths to make our stay perfect. We had a few travel changes due to “the knee” and she was most helpful with those.
We loved our stay in our “Home in France” and would love to return!!
Villa Oleander is a special place!
Typically French, superbly maintained
By John M on 20-Oct-2014
We had a wonderful holiday at the Villa late Sept/early Oct, with glorious weather.
The Villa with an immaculately maintained private spacious garden and pool is located in a semi-rural setting with an uninterrupted view of the lovely hilltop village of Mougins, about 15 minutes walk away.
With no nearby passing traffic, everything was peaceful day and night.
The typically French accommodation is very comfortable (including the sleeping accommodation) with a high level of convenience and maintained to a very high standard. The air conditioning system worked well.
The outdoor dining facility on the terrace, with views of Mougins is, a real plus point where we spent many hours.
Stunning Cannes, with its many festivals, is only 6 km away and there are many other interesting places to visit - don't miss St-Paul-de-Vence.
In summary, a wonderful place to relax and re-charge the batteries, in a lovely part of France.
A magnificent Mougins retreat!
By Maureen K on 11-Aug-2014
The perfect place from which to explore and succumb to the magic of Mougins ……… Villa Oleander is a treasure! Seated on the terrace, sipping a glass of Sancerre, lulled by the strains of a French chanteuse and watching the lights begin to twinkle in the old village, it is hard to leave this post card perfect home ……… even to indulge in the culinary delights that await in several of the excellent restaurants in Mougins. Villa Oleander exudes the romantic charm of the south of France, while providing the modern conveniences that make a stay there trouble free. I would go back in a heartbeat and I will!
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Serene Sanctuary Tucked Away in the Mougins Hills
By Trish T on 28-Apr-2014
Our family has just returned from Easter week at Oleander. The villa was ideal as a base to explore the Cote D'Azur region, and then return to relax in tranquillity. The airport is minutes away, the old village of Mougins lingers in the view of the hills, and Cannes is close enough to see the sea, but far enough to feel worlds away from the bustle of La Croisette.
The property is very well equipped, and understatedly elegant inside and out. Our teenagers were even so well occupied with the amenities - boules, billiards, pool & ping pong - they forgot there was a great WIFI signal and SKY TV. It is evident the property has an abundance of TLC and feels like a 'home', and not a rental villa. If you are considering a move to the South of France, a stay in Oleander will give you a refreshing taste of life as a local and not a tourist. We would thoroughly recommend Oleander as a wonderful foundation to build memories of France with family and friends.
Location, Location, location
By Eve C on 23-Oct-2013
We stayed with family and friends at the fantastic Villa Oleander in July 2013; it was our third stay so I guess that sums up exactly what we feel about the place! Villa Oleander just gets better and better each year, the gardens are beautiful and are lovingly maintained, the Villa itself is constantly being updated and we love all the little extra touches such as dressing gowns, information re the area etc, the owners haven’t just bought a villa in the south of France to rent out to make money, you can see it is a definite passion for them. After holidaying in the South of France for many years now, we can honestly say you will be extremely hard pressed to find a villa with such a fantastic location, it is on the door step to Mougins old village with all its fabulous restaurants and art shops, a short drive into Cannes and Antibes, and also an easy commute of under 30 mins to Nice, St Tropez, Grasse, and the pretty villages of Eze and St Paul de Vence. The actual positioning of the villa cannot be beaten; you are in a private quiet area with amazing views towards Mougins and the bay of Cannes in the distance. We spent many a balmy evening eating alfresco watching the firework displays of both Cannes and Mougins. Local amenities are great, there is a supermarket a short 5 minute drive away, bakers, pharmacy etc just 2 minutes drive or 10 minute walk away and then for a lovely family lunch and mooch about there is the very English village of Valbonne, we loved the little shops and boutiques there. Claire and her team make arrival and anything during your stay extra easy, we had our 5 year old son with us and he was well catered for with regards little people’s needs, I cannot say how fantastic the games room addition is both for parents and children, he spent , many an afternoon playing in there. Villa Oleander is a special place, fantastic location, superb interior including beds, linens, fully equipped kitchen, SKY TV etc and an equally amazing exterior. We love the place so much that we have now booked our fourth stay there next year; I really think that anyone would struggle to find a 5 star villa of equal standard.
By NM2 on 30-Jun-2009
Thank you for sharing your beautiful villa with us for the past ten days. Our experience in the South of France was nothing less than magical! The villa was the perfect home for our travels to Italy, Avignon, Monte Carlo, and all over.
We fell in love with Mougins, which was wonderfully convenient - especially for dinner. The accommodations were lovely - the amenities and special touches truly made us feel at home. If only we could take the magnificent vista with us back to our very flat landscape in New Mexico. C`est la vie!
Our only regret is that we must leave, but we hope to be back again soon…
Julie and Bill
Fabulous villa holiday
By Raeburn on 17-Jan-2008
Just looking at Villa Oleander to book again with the family for next year, and thought I would add a note.
We visited in June with friends to celebrate my 40th birthday. Absolutely beautiful!
The villa is stunning, and furnished in style, yet very comfortable - we felt instantly at home. The location couldn`t be better - very peaceful but close to all the Cote d`Azur attractions. Mougins itself, for those who don`t know it, is a fabulous medieval village – great restaurants within walking distance, and the view from the villa to the old village.… the photographs just don`t do it justice! We sat for hours on the balcony drinking wine and admiring the view.
The communication with the owner was excellent and very professional.
Probably not the cheapest villa, but there is quality throughout, and worth every penny to make a superb upmarket holiday.