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La Piccada in December sunshine
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11 reviews
La Piccada in December sunshine
A pool with a view
The villa from across the valley
The spacious living and dining room
The Pool House - a summer favourite for dining
Enjoy long and lazy evenings at La Piccada
The Terrace Bedroom - double or twin
The private terrace.
The Versailles Room - fit for a king!
The Garden Room
The White Room in December sunshine
The downstairs bathroom
The Kitchen - fully equipped with modern amenities
The Conservatory - a winter suntrap
La Piccada from the main gate
Swim under the Baou
Springtime at La Piccada
St Jeannet has its own vineyard
St Jeannet with St-Paul-de-Vence in the background
The walk up to the village
The Baou - fantastic for climbing and walking
There's nowhere better to cycle all year round
Nearby Vence has a lively Friday market
The nearest beach is at Cagnes-sur-Mer
Take a stroll along the promenade
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Saint-Jeannet, Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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FinB
Sutherland, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Value, space and comfort. We didn’t want to leave!”
Reviewed June 25, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our week in St Jeannet. Our group of two couples were extremely comfortable in the villa basically having an entire floor each to ourselves.
Indoor and outdoor cooking facilities are excellent, the kitchen was very well equipped and there was a decent outdoor undercover weber bbq and not one but two fridges. Sleep quality good. Ample parking for probably 4 cars off street behind gates. Decor is rustic French which is what you want when you are Aussies staying in France. Then there is the view - and what a view it is and from practically every room in the house - high up overlooking Antibes and Cagnes sur Mer on the Mediterranean. The icing on the cake is the pool - it is immaculately maintained and has an absolutely surreal view up to the Baou - which is the local mountain. The village of Saint Jeannet is lovely and just a short walk from the villa uphill - helping to burn of a few calories. In St Jeannet there are 3 or 4 restaurants, we visited La Table des Baous - unpretentious but with superb food, there is also a good bar with great views. We had friends over for dinner a couple of nights and the villa easily catered for 8 both indoor and outdoor. Our caretakers Ed and Alex (Ex-pat Brits) are a lovely couple and looked after our every need without being at all intrusive. You are close enough to the beach if you want to go for the day but my advice would be to explore surrounding villages like Vence, Tourettes sur Loup, St Paul de Vence, Gourdon just to name a few. Additionally you can do a number of walks including climbing the Baou (which our group of relatively fit 50 year olds did - what a view from up there) from your doorstep. Although not our cup of tea rock climbers and cyclists would find this place paradise.
All four of us we very sad to leave La Piccada.

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Liked best: Pool, view, space and overall ambiance.
Liked least: Some pool loungers required maintenance, kitchen not large.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Einar F
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“A great stay”
Reviewed April 29, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We stayed at La Piccada for two weeks in April 2014. Hot and sunny enough to swim in the pool. Chilly enough to make a big fire in the evenings next to the long table where we would dine when the three babies were put to sleep. Six adults and a few kids had enough space. The standard is excellent as long as you accept to turn on the dish washer and cook by yourself, and make the 10 minutes walk up in the village in the mornings for fresh croissants!
The surroundings are perfect for smaller or long hikes in the mountains, for lazy sunbaths along the pool, for sipping a pastis at the village restaurants, or for trips, e.g. to nearby Vence or to the coast.
The managers living next door, Alex and Ed, do a great job making you feel at home, and to wish to return.

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Liked best: Suitable both for youngsters, babies and (sporty) oldies
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Sneijd3r
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“Lovely Place, Lots of space !”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We were five adults and three children, and had a wonderful trip. Alex and Ed are more than helpful, we didn't have enough time for all their suggestions ! The pool is great and there is plenty of shade to relax in also. The pool house with two grills and easy seating for 8 or more was perfect for finishing off a lazy day. The kitchen is easily big enough for catering for a full house and has everything you need and more. The bedrooms are big and airy and there's ample parking.

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Liked best: The pool area
Liked least: Take your time iif arriving in the dark, can be fiddly to find !
Traveling group: Large Group
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Families with young children Large groups
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Richmond, Massachusetts
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“Wonderful house in spectacular setting!”
Reviewed June 29, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We rented this villa for our honeymoon and loved it. The caretakers were more than helpful and made sure our stay was as pleasant as possible. The fact that they are native English speakers was a big plus, especially since they knew the area well and were happy to help with recommendations. The villa itself is very comfortable, well-appointed and conveniently located with great views. St. Jeannet is a 10 minutes (uphill) stroll away, and amazing trails for hiking and running are just out the front door. Also, the area is surrounded by many spectacular roads for cycling.

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