Close to the town of Vence

open to rental offers all year round, short or long

Nestled between the gorgeous, medieval and historical towns of Vence and St. Paul de Vence in the south of France with it’s back to the mountains, yet within minutes to the world-famous French Riviera coast, sits the private villa, named Ativoli. It has been our family home so is fully furnished for your comfort and has extensive kitchen and dining appliances and utensils, along with an abundance of ambience and charm

The town of Vence is in the lush green hills above Nice.  Villa Ativoli was designed by a local architect to maximize the sunlight of the Cote D’Azur, the villa is set in an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Yet is just a 15-minute walk into the town of Vence.

Sleeping 8 comfortably, perfect for the family or couples, a private retreat, this Villa is truly a vacation of its own. Enjoy a chocolate drizzled croissant straight from the village bakery or sip a cool glass of local wine while tanning on one of the Villas many sun-drenched patios & terraces, take a dip in the pool! Dine al fresco in the large gardens, under the magnificent hundred-year-old Ash tree, with only bird song or in the evening the frogs’ chorus.

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  • Spacious light sunny villa with large open sitting room and kitchen
  • On the 1st floor are 2 large double bedrooms each with its own bathroom and each with its own terrace and air-conditioning.
  • On the ground floor are 2 large double bedrooms, 1 shower room and 1 bathroom and 1 separate toilet
  • All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and windows overlooking the pool and garden
  • Large open plan/ kitchen leading to a delightful terrace for your breakfast. The breakfast table seats 8
  • Large gardens, Pool and several sunny terraces. Gated gardens and secure parking for 6 cars
  • Large open plan sitting room with fireplace
  • Office / Study
  • Laundry room
  • Dining area seating 12
  • Nice airport is just a 20 minutes drive away, 45 minutes drive to Italy. (Not to be missed on Friday – market day in Ventimiglia)

“The light, open floor plan & well furnished living spaces truly make this private, gated Villa the epitome of tranquil living in the South of France..”

Good to know

  • A car is advisable
  • 20/30 minutes drive from Nice airport
  • 3 minutes by car to Vence or a pleasant 20-minute walk
  • A 40-minute walk through lovely French woodland to St Paul de Vence
  • Vence has both supermarkets and small, local artisan shops
  • Fully equipped kitchen:
    • Microwave
    • Hob with 5 ring burner
    • Grill & 2 ovens
    • Refrigerator
    • Freezer
    • Dishwasher
    • Cutlery, crockery & flatware
    • Glassware
    • Range of cooking implements
    • Blender & toaster
    • Table linen
  • 4 Bathrooms / Shower room
    • Towels Provided
    • Soap/Shampoo Provided


  • Large lounge room with TV annexe:
    • Cable/satellite TV, DVD player
    • Library of DVDs
    • Fireplace
    • Stereo system
  • Laundry room off the kitchen with
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Iron and ironing board
  • General:
    • Linens Provided
    • Local Guides/Maps
    • Central Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • High chair and travel cot
  • Private Garden:
    • Secure Parking
    • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Office / study:
    • Wi-Fi
    • Internet Access
    • Book and DVD library
    • Fax
    • Safe
  • Terraces & balconies
    • Main terrace with pool
    • Kitchen terrace
    • Upstairs terrace off the master bedroom
    • Upstair balcony 
    • Dining table under the shade of an old ash tree
    • Barbeque
    • Several secluded seatings dotted around the property


My villa is also listed on several holiday rental sites where you can read the reviews.

Feel free to book through either of these sites if you prefer 

See Villa Ativoli on airbnb

See Villa on Vrbo

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Rentals from £1500 to £4500 depending on your requirements

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