Villa Epure, South of France

Villa Épure

Cote d'Azur, South of France - Sleeps 8

Sleeps:  8
From $1200 per person per week based on full occupancy in low season
From $2800 per person per week based on full occupancy in high season

based on 7 nights

per person based on full occupancy for seven nights in a whole villa, including Scott Dunn Essential Villa Service.   

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At a Glance

  • Contemporary town villa with spectacular views over historic Vence

  • Walking distance to the center of Vence with its cafés and galleries

  • Between Nice and Antibes, close to some of France's most beautiful hill top villages

  • Ideal location for soaking up Provencal life

  • Includes your own villa manager and a choice of service options with a private chef.

  • The option of a fully qualified nanny to take care of children under 13.

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The typical Mediterranean climate of Provence and the Cote d'Azur has long drawn visitors here. Late Spring brings warm temperatures that can reach nearly 30C by July. Sunshine is abundant, with nearly 12 hours a day in mid-summer. The Mistral can bring a cooler wind in early Spring, but this part of the Riviera is more protected. July is the driest month, and rain showers tend to be infrequent.

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Insider's View

Villa Le Reve, Henri Matisse's residence during the forties, and his celebrated Chapelle du Rosaire, are just above Villa Épure.

The old town of Vence is charming and atmospheric. Full of little alleys with quirky shops and restaurants; terraces perfect for relaxing with a pastis or coffee, and a food market along the very narrow Rue du Marché with an endless choice of local products, there's something round every corner.

Villa Épure is magical at night, with its colored lights giving it a magical glow, and the cicadas singing all around.

The villa owners have personally designed and filled the property, look out for the hand-made art work on the walls.

The villa is south facing and therefore enjoys sun all day every day throughout the summer, a perfect place to top up on your tan.

If you want to venture out for dinner one night, try Le Pigeonnier in Vence. They offer delicious food in the ideal setting, right in the heart of the old town.

From the upstairs terrace, you can see the sea!

Take a bit of time out from the sunshine and have a game of table football

Children will love the pool, garden and imaginative book corner. Story-time awaits!

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Description

Villa Épure is a brand new contemporary villa with impressive views over the town of Vence, a 10 minute walk away. Set in a residential area, it's perfect for exploring this part of the South of France. With choice of a private chef and nanny. Sleeps 8.

Villa Épure enjoys a location that will suit everyone. A ten minute walk into the historic medieval walled market town of Vence, it's also not far from the nearest beaches, the vibrant towns of Antibes and Nice, and the spectacular variety of attractions that the South of France offers. From the mighty Gorges du Verdon to the perfumeries of Grasse, or from the marinas full of super yachts to the lavender fields and vineyards in the hills, it’s all on the doorstep. Vence, with its narrow cobbled streets, little squares dotted with cafés and restaurants, shops, ancient buildings and Matisse stained glass windows in the chapel, is a wonderful base for a week or two in Provence. There are frequent festivals in the town, with the most well-known being the Nuits du Sud from early July to early August, which is not to be missed.

Villa Épure is a modern, bright and airy town house with large floor to ceiling windows making the most of the views of the old town. Far from being a typical Provencal villa, its contemporary architecture is impressive, especially at night when it's all lit up. Predominantly white, with bold design touches and vibrant panels of color throughout, it's reminiscent of some of the celebrated artists synonymous with the town.

The ground floor of the villa is open plan with a double height atrium and glass doors running the entire length leading to the pool and garden, making the most of the magnificent vista. The air conditioned master bedroom is on this floor with French doors out onto the terrace. Upstairs, there are three further air conditioned bedrooms, a double and two twins with en suite shower rooms, all sharing a separate WC. All bedrooms on the first floor have access to the first floor roof terrace which is off the galleried landing with its huge floor to ceiling windows looking out over Vence.

Épure is ideal for children of all ages. There is an air conditioned playroom/TV room on the first floor, with doors out onto the roof terrace, and is fully equipped with a good variety of toys, games and books to suit different age groups and interests. Specialist baby equipment can also be provided. For older children there's table football and a table tennis table, whilst teenagers have the independence of being able to walk into Vence. This is especially appealing during the Vence Nuits du Sud Festival, where the streets and squares play host to music and entertainment.

The south facing, lawned garden with its fig and olive trees is a delightful place to spend the day. A teak terrace surrounds the villa, and there are plenty of loungers, soft cushions and terrace furniture here and on the roof terrace, for some real relaxation. The pool has integrated steps and an alarm, making it ideal for younger children. Views from the house and garden are over towards the pretty old town of Vence, with the bell tower in the center dominating the horizon.

Villa Épure is just a stone's throw from some of France’s most beautiful hill top villages, with their ancient buildings, beautiful squares and views of the Mediterranean. Vence itself is full of artisans and is characterized by its groves of olive and orange trees. Once you've wandered through the streets full of galleries and shops, it's the perfect place to relax in one of the many cafés. Quench your thirst at the Fontaine de la Foux, from where extremely pure mineral water has been flowing since medieval times. There’s a daily market on the Place Clémenceau inside the old village where you'll find flowers, fish, honey and all sorts of herbs and spices, and a weekly market at the Place du Grand Jardin. This is an area well-known for its links to famous artists, and the nearby St Paul de Vence is no exception. A hilltop fortified village, filled with galleries and boutiques, it played host to Chagall, Matisse, Picasso and Dufy, to name but a few at the beginning of the last century. The Colombe d'Or is worth visiting for lunch (a reservation will be necessary) to admire some of the original artwork on the walls.

If you'd like to drive to your villa, or extend your vacation and explore France a little further, we can organize an itinerary taking in a selection of hotels along the way. Speak to one of our travel specialists who'd be more than happy to make some suggestions and help plan your trip.

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Accommodation

All the bedrooms are airconditioned and are comfortably and simply furnished in a modern style. The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has French windows leading out onto the terrace, garden and pool. It is en suite with a dressing area, bath, walk in shower, WC, bidet and double vanity unit. Upstairs are the three further bedrooms. Bedroom Two is a double with an en suite bath and basin. Bedrooms Three and Four are twins, each with en suite showers and basins. All three bedrooms share a separate WC. All rooms have access to the roof terrace, and bedrooms three and four have doors to a balcony at the back of the villa.

Master Bedroom

The Master bedroom is the only bedroom located on the ground floor. It is a large bright and spacious room with doors onto the outside terrace. It has a spacious dressing room and an en suite bathroom, with a double vanity unit, walk in shower, corner bath, bidet and WC.

First floor double room

This double room is located at the far end of the first floor and has a shower room en suite. The room shares a separate WC with the two other bedrooms.

First floor twin bedroom

There are two twin bedrooms side by side which are identical in layout and size. Both have en suite shower rooms and have a door opening onto the rear of the property. These bedrooms share a separate WC with the other double bedroom. NB the beds can be made as a double or twin.

First floor twin bedroom

There are two twin bedrooms side by side which are identical in layout and size. Both have en suite shower rooms and have a door opening onto the rear of the property. These bedrooms share a separate WC with the other double bedroom. NB the beds can be made as a double or twin.

Childcare

A fully qualified nanny can take care of all your childcare needs. Our nannies look after children from four months to thirteen years, keeping them entertained and happy with a variety of tailor made, creative and sporting activities. Our villas have dedicated playrooms or areas full of toys, games and creative materials, ensuring our younger guests have endless fun on their vacation. A nanny will ensure that your child’s routine is followed, and your chef will discuss any dietary requirements with you, creating delicious meals for all tastes.

Nannies are available six days a week for 8 hours each day with a choice of three shift patterns to fit in with your family needs. You can liaise with your nanny on arrival to discuss the best option which suits your family.  Your nanny’s day off is on Monday and therefore childcare cannot be provided on your arrival or departure day.  Babysitting is also available on request and is payable for locally.

Our villas are equipped with families in mind. We can provide stair gates, blackout blinds, baby equipment and cots on request and arrange for nappies and wipes to be purchased in advance so that you have one less thing to worry about.

Services

Épure comes with a choice of our renowned Scott Dunn service: Essential, Flexi or Full. Whether you are looking for a more independent type of villa vacation, you want the full works or somewhere in between you can be assured it will be the same outstanding, personal service from Scott Dunn.  

Each villa comes complete with a villa manager on hand to make sure you have everything you need, along with the option of gourmet dining provided by your own private chef with tailor made menus, using the freshest local ingredients.

From the moment you arrive, your villa team is there to make your vacation as seamless as possible and to look after your every need. Our service is discreet and understated, leaving you to relax and enjoy your vacation. 

Our villas are fully staffed for 5.5 days of the week.

For all our villas, the check in time is 4pm and the check out time is 10am. Our villa team can make arrangements for you if your arrival or departure times do not correspond with these, for example booking a restaurant for lunch.

Essential Service

Includes a daily breakfast hamper, a welcome drinks hamper, one staffed meal per day (either brunch, lunch or dinner) and daily housekeeping.

Flexi Service

Includes a daily breakfast hamper, a welcome drinks hamper and up to two staffed meals per day (brunch or lunch and dinner) with pre-dinner drinks and canapes. Daily housekeeping.

Full Service

Includes a welcome drinks hamper and three staffed meals per day.  Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with pre-dinner drinks and canapes. Daily housekeeping. 

Facilities

The villa has a swimming pool and outdoor dining area to enjoy the surrounding countryside.

The sitting area has an Apple TV and there is surround sound throughout. The villa also has WiFi.

Outside dining area

Covered and open terraces with dining area

Swimming pool

Swimming pool (12m x 5m) Depth 1.1m-2.4m with integrated steps and a safety alarm system.

Wireless ADSl

Free broadband WiFi.

Floorplans

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Reviews

4

Hayday - September 2018 (Guest)

People often say they didnt have a bad meal, well we didnt have a bad mouthful. The food was superb and the service was very attentive.

5

Baars - August 2018 (Guest)

All staff made our stay extremely memorable. Ruths experience and class shone through and Magics food was beyond even our high expectations.

5

Patel - July 2018 (Guest)

The Villa is ideal for our family and the outdoor facilities have been a god send to us and the children. The Pool, Table Tennis, Play room and outdoor sofas have allowed all of us to have our own space and enjoy quality family and individual time.

The villa team have been exceptional and a great introduction to the Scott Dunn villa experience. Something we would definitely like to experience again. They are a credit to the company and very quickly felt like family especially to the children.

5

Gueldner - June 2018 (Guest)

The service and food were excellent. Max and Magic (our spelling) were truly first class. Max was excellent with our children and they loved him. Hannah, our nanny, was exceptional. Hannah is a very talented nanny with amazing patience, creativity and Mary Poppins skills. Both kids have flourished in the last two weeks.

5

Debbie Rainsford (Staff)

Villa Epure has the most dramatic views of Vence and is close enough that you can walk and explore the old town. Its funky, contemporary interior is bright and welcoming and the layout is ideal for large families, particularly two families traveling together. There's an impressive master suite, another double room and two twin rooms plus a really lovely lounge and offset kitchen, which leads directly onto the outside terrace and pool. The interior is a real feature of Epure and there's lots to interest everyone, especially children. I could have spent hours in the book corner, just fantastic!

5

Alice Peal (Staff)

A really fun and fresh villa located on the edge of Vence giving wonderful views of the town and being just 10 minutes walk away. The bell tolling makes you feel fully immersed in the Provencal life! From the moment you walk into the double height atrium, the sleek, modern dcor throughout along with the owners very own inspired art work makes this is perfect for those that like contemporary and funky accommodation! The amazing, well-stocked play room opening out onto the terrace will be sure to make the littler guests eyes light up.

5

Hannah Fullagar (Staff)

Villa pure is a stylish modern townhouse within walking distance from the beautiful town of Vence. The floor to ceiling glass doors covering one side of the villa are such a perfect addition to the villa, presenting the most amazing views over the town and leaving the inside of the villa lovely and bright. Personal touches left from the owner such as her own art work throughout the property make it a real home from home; with added luxuries of the swimming pool and your Scott Dunn staff there to create the perfect vacation destination.

5

Dominic Atterton (Staff)

villa Epure is the perfect party house or one to enjoy with teenagers looking to get out and explore. Its location is everything as it is within walking distance of Vence with all its summer fun. The house itself is very modern and Californian in design, all poured concrete floors and huge sliding windows which open onto the large lawn and pool. Upstairs is a huge terrace perfect for evening drinks as the sun is setting and the bedrooms to crash down in after the party has finished.

The master bedroom is downstairs off the huge living and dining area complete with it's striking fireplace, Fatboy beanbags and integrated sound system. Make sure everyone brings their iPod.

5

Lucy Hunt (Staff)

pure is a modern and contemporary villa looking over the picturesque town of Vence, which is only a ten minute walk away. There's a spacious outdoor area with swimming pool, diving board and a generous patch of grassy area. The living room has huge ceiling to floor windows that completely open out onto the patio meaning the communal areas are constantly light and airy.

Offers

Super Early Booking Discount: Up to 20% off all Scott Dunn Villas in Mallorca and France

Book to stay in one of our luxury villas for Summer 2019 by 31 October 2018 and receive up to a 20% discount. Available on all our Scott Dunn Villas in Mallorca and France.

Receive a 15% discount if you stay on the following dates: 25 May - 2 June and 8 July - 1 September 2019

Receive a 20% discount if you stay on the following dates:  3 June - 7 July and 2 September to 23 September 2019

Must be booked before 31st October 2018.

Discount applies to villa and board supplement but not to travel arrangements. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact our Villa specialists for more information.

Book from 17 September 2018 to 31 October 2018
Travel from 25 May 2019 to 23 September 2019
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Experiences

  • Beach Club and Restaurant Nounou, Golfe Juan

    If you prefer a more peaceful beach day on the Chef's day off, head to the small town of Golfe Juan. Nounou Restaurant is set on its own private sandy beach and is renowned for its fresh, local seafood. It's a great place to unwind and dine with a view.

  • Beach Day in Juan les Pins

    For beach lovers the biggest sandy beach is in Juan les Pins, situated about 30 minutes from the Scott Dunn Villas. Choose from either the public sandy beach or the beach club, Plage Helios just further down from the main beach.

  • Cannes Day Trip

    You may not want to leave the villa, but if you feel like a day out, why not visit Cannes. World renowned and glamorous, it's the place to see and be seen.

  • E-biking in the South of France

    E-biking is the perfect way to enjoy biking in the beautiful South of France. It's ideal for older family members too and makes for a great group activity. Take in the incredible views as you explore the beautiful terrain on two wheels.

  • Explore Vence

    Take a delightful walk around Vence, a large town offering a mix of the old versus the new. There's plenty to see and something for everyone.

  • Family Day in Antibes

    For a great day out on the chef's day off, take a tour of Antibes. Visit the beach or wander around the town, marvel at the Picasso Museum or fall in love with the super yachts. For family fun, head to Aquasplash, Marine or Antibes Land on the outskirts.

  • In Villa Massage

    For the ultimate pamper experience, why not receive your chosen massage in the comfort of your own villa or even better, poolside.

  • La Colombe d' Or Experience, St Paul de Vence

    La Colombe d'Or is the most famous restaurant in St Paul de Vence and the surrounding area. Synonymous with lovers of French art, the walls are littered with beautiful and inspiring creations by renowned artists, including Picasso.

  • Make your own perfume in Grasse

    Grasse in the Cote d'Azur has been synonymous with perfume production since the 16th century; the scents of which are used by some of the most prestigious perfume houses of France. For a day trip, tour the perfumeries or create your very own scent.

  • Meal with a View at Alain Llorca, La Colle Sur Loup

    For the best in contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, including fresh roasted meats and shellfish on the grill, head to the restaurant of renowned chef, Alain Llorca. An acclaimed restaurant, Alain Llorca's has a fantastic setting with a large terrace.

  • Olive Oil Tour and Tasting

    Spend an hour or so at the Moulin d’Opio, learning how they have made Provencal Olive Oil since 1848.

  • Sweet Factory Tour

    Those with a sweet tooth will love this quaint traditional confectionary factory, in the heart of the south of France.

  • Visit Lac De Saint Cassien

    Visit Lac De Saint Cassien and have a fun day out surrounded by stunning scenery and a great selection of places to eat nearby. Whether you want to hire the pedalos or try stand-up paddle boarding or just relax, its definitely worth a visit.

  • Visit to the Local Markets in the Cote d'Azur

    There is nothing like the sights and smells of a local market to give you a true sense of the gastronomic delights of the region. The local French Provençal markets of Vence, St Paul du Vence and the Cote d'Azur provide the ideal opportunity.

Notes

Airconditioning

The bedrooms and playroom are the only rooms in the villa that are airconditioned.

Walking to Vence

The walk to Vence is about a 10 minute walk (approximately 400m) which involves a combination of walking along the road, and a steep path.

As the villa is situated in a residential area, typical noises can be heard from the villa which you would associate to being close to the town. e.g the chimes from the bell tower and mopeds buzzing about.

Bell Tower

During the day the bell tower in Vence rings every hour and half hour.

Location & directions

Cote d'Azur, South of France - Sleeps 8

Villa Epure is a short drive from the historic village of Vence, between Nice and Antibes. The nearest beach is at Cagnes sur Mer, just 10km away and St Paul de Vence is a 10-minute drive away. (The villa does not currently show on Google Maps).

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