La Villa des Lauriers - MOUG123
Prices from £4,326 - £6,716
Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3
Villa des Lauriers is a true gem in an incredible location, overlooking the bay of Cannes in Mougins and a short walk away from the town centre. This property has been renovated to a very high standard and provides everything that you could possibly need and more. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this villa also has a private heated swimming pool, air conditioning, wifi, satellite TV, a table tennis table, a boules court, a pool table, extensive space for sunbathing and relaxing and a wonderful outside space. Child-friendly. Minimum stay 4 nights. Saturday to Saturday only in high season but flexible for rest of year.
About La Villa des Lauriers
Villa des Lauriers is a stunning luxury villa located in Mougins in the Côte d'Azur, boasting superb accommodation with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean and bay of Cannes. Located within walking distance of the village of Mougins. There are 3 bedrooms to sleep 7 people (all with en-suite bathrooms), a private heated swimming pool, air conditioning, a table tennis table, a pool table, a boules court and more.
This villa is ideal for families and is set within a mature South-facing Mediterranean garden and offers breathtaking views over the Old Village (15 minutes walk away) and the Bay of Cannes. It is only 20 minutes from Nice Airport and 6km from the centre of Cannes.
The accommodation is arranged over two levels - at ground level, there is a fully equipped open-plan kitchen with dishwasher, living room and dining room, as well as the first Master bedroom from which French doors open out to a large terrace that links to the living areas. Upstairs, you will find the second Master bedroom which has two private balconies, as well as a third double bedroom. This property is air conditioned throughout.
The ground-floor Master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and French doors which open straight out onto the terrace that overlooks the pool and gardens. (This room can be made up either as a double or 2 singles).
The upstairs Master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and French doors opening onto two private balconies with superb views across to Mougins village and beyond to the Mediterranean Sea. There is a breakfast table on the East-facing balcony, ideal for catching the morning sun!
The double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, adjacent to which there is a charming private dressing room which could accommodate another small child's bed.
A high-quality sofa bed can be made up in the living room as an additional double bed. There is plenty of space for a cot in either of the two Master bedrooms and there is also a fold-away child's bed. A cot and high-chair can be provided on request.
There is a separate laundry room, as well as a well-equipped games room, making this a fantastic option for families with children and teenagers who would like to do more than just making the most of the beautiful private heated swimming pool.
The outside area is one of the many highlights of this villa - the terraced gardens are beautifully secluded and landscaped and include a private heated swimming pool, a pool house and a 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.
By the pool is an outdoor shower and a pool house, which is equipped with WiFi, drinks fridge, sink, music player and seating area. The pool house and adjacent area get late sunshine and are wonderfully sheltered, making sunbathing still possible in cooler months.
There is a large decked area with a viewing gallery overlooking the boules court - the inspiration for the deck is the fabulous palm tree, which makes it the perfect place for relaxing in dappled sunshine on the 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 coffee in the morning sun.
The pool and garden are both beautifully lit at night and all of these areas can be viewed from a large terrace which wraps around the house, where there is an outdoor dining table adjacent to the beautiful climbing bougainvillaea. There is a patio heater for cooler months and a choice of gas or conventional charcoal Weber barbeques. Dining on the terrace with the sun going down and the lights coming on in Mougins is always a delight.
Children are very welcome at Villa des Lauriers and there are plastic boules for the boules court and plenty of inflatables for the heated pool. The children (and young-at-heart adults!) will enjoy the 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.
Facilities and Features
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
- Second Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
The elegant bathrooms all feature high-quality units (for example, Villeroy & Boch).
Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom.
- Bathroom 1 has an oversized bath for luxurious bathing and a walk-in shower.
- Bathroom 2 has a walk-in shower.
- Bathroom 3 has a shower cubicle.
- Separate downstairs guest toilet facilities.
- Outdoor private and secluded pool that is alarmed (heating optional at €100 per week)
- Outdoor table tennis table
- Full-size boules court
- Games room equipped with a slate bedded pool table, a 42" flat screen TV with DVD library, an Xbox One S games console and games library and board games.
- Broadband WiFi
- Sky HD T.V. including sports channels
- DVD player
- In-house iPad for internet access and preloaded with an information pack and activity suggestions
- iPod docks and Bluetooth (including outdoor) music players
- Spotify subscription
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
- Toaster and kettle
- Smoothie maker
- Laundry room with washer/dryer and iron/ironing board
- Weber barbecues - charcoal and gas
- Outdoor heater
- High chair and cot available
- Extra bed for small children
- International electrical adapters
- Private Villa
- Sea View
- Private Pool
- Heated Pool
- Un-overlooked Pool
- 2+ Bedrooms
- 2+ Bathrooms
- Games Room
- Private Parking
- Secure Parking
- Satellite TV
- BBQ Area
- Table Tennis
- Pet Friendly
- Child Friendly
- Easy Walk to Shops
- Golf Nearby
- Watersports Nearby
- Spacious garden
Location and Map
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If you don't want to walk or drive yourself into Mougins then you can take an Uber taxi - very reasonably priced!
Thanks to excellent road links, it's only 20 minutes from Nice Airport, yet retains its peaceful village charm. It is only 6km from Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea and has a feel of being in the Provence countryside.
Mougins is centrally placed to explore the Côte d'Azur highlights of St Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Nice and Monaco, not to mention the charming neighbouring villages of Grasse, Valbonne, St Paul de Vence, and Biot to name just a few close by. You will be close enough to day trip to Menton and the Italian border, Aix-en-Provence, the magnificent Gorges du Verdon, and the less touristy villages of the Northern Var and Gorges du Loup.
Mougins is also home to the 427 hectare National Parc de La Valmasque and Lake Fontemerle, giving it a semi-rural feel.
At a height of 260 metres, Mougins is beautifully maintained, its winding pedestrian streets filled with art galleries and over a dozen excellent restaurants. Pablo Picasso chose to spend his last 12 years here and his studio was in the Old Village in a building that is now the tourist office. Other famous people that have chosen Mougins to live include Fernand Léger, Jean Cocteau, Yves Saint Laurent, Winston Churchill, Édith Piaf. The Michelin starred Moulin de Mougins and the 5-star Mas Candille have cemented Mougins` reputation. Alain Ducasse and Roger Vergé have managed restaurants in the village and now famous chef, Denis Fetisson, owns two of our many wonderful restaurants.
Mougins is fortunate to have the excellent Musée de la Photographie, Musée d`Art Classique, and each year hosts the International Gastronomy Festival of Mougins in September.
There are a dozen golf courses within 45 minutes of Mougins and within 5km of the villa, there are three excellent courses which can compete with anything in Europe.
There are courses to suit all budgets.
The closest course to the villa (5 minutes' drive) and one of the best around, is Cannes-Mougins, which has hosted European Tour events 14 times with winners including the late, great Seve Ballesteros. Green fees are €100- €120 per round and it is worth every cent!
Just the other side of the village is Royal Mougins, which is a very exclusive golf club with a course to match. Fees are €150-€175, but be sure to book well in advance as the club only allows limited numbers of non-members per day.
Only a ten-minute drive from the villa, is Saint Donat, on the road between Mouans Sartoux and Grasse. The green fees are only €79 which is fantastic value for money. The course is not long, but intricate and testing; it always seems to be in great condition. Others a little further away but well worth a mention include the famous Four Seasons golf resort of Terre Blanche, which has two championship standard courses; le Riou is the shorter, but tighter; le Château is over 7,000 yards and is a true test for any standard of player.
Also Château de Taulane, beyond Grasse into the mountains- a stunning Gary Player designed course (green fees are €100 per round), and then Monte Carlo golf club- set high above the principality of Monaco with the most breathtaking views of the area.
Weekly rates and Extra Charges
|rental period||weekly rate|
|31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019||£6716|
|28 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019||£5082|
|02 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019||£4326|
|21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020||£5082|
|04 Jan 2020 - 28 Mar 2020||£4326|
Fees and conditions
- Security Deposit: £1000.00
- - Meet and greet by our hostess.
- - Champagne on arrival with a Welcome Pack of goodies.
- - Pool heating €100 per week
- - Chef service, yoga instructor and yacht charter possible.
- Champagne on arrival with welcome pack
- Chef service, yoga instructor and yacht charter possible
- Linen and towels provided.
- Washing machine and dryer.
- Wheelchair inaccessible.
- The villa has undergone complete renovation
- A Chelsea Flower Show 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. Pool is chlorine. 9m x 4m.
- Outside pool shower.
- Pool house has seating and cushions. Summer kitchen area. Two barbecues available.
- 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.
- Air conditioning and heating.
- Wood-burning stove.
- High-quality mattresses and bedding.
- Dressing gowns and slippers provided.
- Powerful hairdryers provided.
- Egyptian-cotton towels, pool towels, room fragrances and pillow mist all provided, as well as soaps and hand-wash from the region.
- The villa is cleaned mid-week and end of the week, and the laundry is changed once a week.
This house is in a great position, very close to the old town of Mougins - a 2 minute drive (We thought we might try walking, but the lack of pavements and driving style of the locals, put us off that idea after the first attempt!). The house is immaculate and so are the beautiful grounds, Emma is excellent support and very responsive, and we also want to call out the hard work of Christal (apologies, not sure of spelling) who came to clean twice a week. The view of Mougins old town is amazing, and you also have a view of the sea. There are many wonderful restaurants in Mougins, we particularly liked sitting on the terrace at L'Amandier. We have previously stayed in Cannes and Chateauneuf, and would describe this place as somewhere between the busy of Cannes and the peace and quiet of Chateauneuf. Thank you for the opportunity of staying in this beautiful house.
Jayne. S September 2018
The villa was gorgeous and certainly lived up to our expectations. The gardens and pool were beautiful, and we spent most afternoons lounging around it. The view over the old town of Mougins was spectacular whether eating breakfast or dinner. Numerous recommendations for restaurants and things to do nicely collated in the information pack. We can't recommend this property highly enough, and hope to return one day.
Wonderfully appointed villa retreat. Emma greeted us and helped us settle into the property after a chaotic and delayed day of travel. The villa and grounds are beautiful and private. It was a wonderful escape! A group of 7 of us, we found that there was enough space for alone time but enough room for us to gather together. The pool was perfect. It was the perfect spot from which to explore Mougins and all the Côte d’Azur has to offer. Everything was clean and well appointed. The owners were wonderful to work with. We highly recommend this villa and look forward to a return visit!
Kristin V. July 2018
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.
Geraldine W. July 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 the owner was terrific about making sure everything was ready for us the same day! The house manager 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!
Gina C. July 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.
Jeremy L. June 2017