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Romantic little chalet in olive grove
Hosted by Jane
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3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ideal for a couple (+ 1 or 2 small children) looking for a laid back and relaxing holiday, "back to nature", close to the lively côte d'azur.
Beautiful octagonal chalet in romantic and beautiful setting, comfortable and well equipped. A little gem.

The space

The chalet sits in its own grounds of over two acres of olive trees. There is plenty of choice between light and shade. The chalet consists of one main room, octagonal in shape, with large windows giving plenty of light. There is a separate adjoining kitchen, bathroom (basin and shower) and loo.

There is air conditoning which keeps the chalet cool in summer, and in winter it is warm and cozy.

There is a comfortable king-sized bed and a child's bed. Towels and bed-linen are provided.

The kitchen has a gas hob and oven, and a fridge. We tend to eat very simply when we are here, mostly fresh salads, and anything that gives us the excuse of using our own freshly pressed olive oil! Fresh vegetables and fruit are easily available in the local markets, but if you are lucky, you can pick your own wild leeks or other edibles from our land, and steam them for supper

Outside, there is plenty of space, a covered terrace with table and chairs, chaises-longue under the olive trees and a hammock.

Our lovely friend Odile lives nearby and will be there to welcome you and make sure you have everything you need. She knows the chalet and area well and will be willing to help you.

Grasse is 5 minutes in the car, a fascinating old town, well worth a visit and only 3 km away. Its perfumeries are famous worldwide. Free guided tours are available and well worth it too.
Distances to nearby towns and the sea: Cannes 19km, Antibes 20km, Nice 37 km
The hills above Grasse are only a quarter of an hour away and the walks up there are superb, offering panoramic views of the coastline.
The Alps are on the doorstep for walking, climbing, dipping in the icy cold torrents, or even skiing (two ski stations under an hour's drive away.)
Cannes, with the Film Festival each May is ½ hour away.
St Paul de Vence with its art galleries is about the same distance (19 km)

For garden lovers, there are many amazing botanical gardens to visit, all so very beautiful, as much in winter as in summer. There's even one five minutes away in the same area. We can recommend our favourites to you

A car is ideal as there are no nearby buses or other forms of public transport. We will send you detailed directions on how to find the chalet. It is 3km from Grasse. Grasse is easily accessible from the autoroute.

Guest access

Outside, there's plenty of space: a covered terrace with table and chairs, a hammock and sun loungers under the olive trees. There is a short walk up a grass path (about 40m) from the car to the little chalet.

The drive up from the bottom gate is non tarmacked and although we cut the grass regularly, it can be a little slippery after a heavy rainfall.

Interaction with guests

My lovely friend Odile lives nearby and will be there to welcome you and make sure you have everything you need. She knows the chalet and area well and will be willing to help you.

Other things to note

The price announced is the price per night for a 7 night stay. Please make enquiries for the price of shorter stays.

Stays of 3 nights = 80€/night
Stays of 4 nights = 75€/night
Stays of 5 or 6 nights = 70€/night
Stays of 7 nights or more = 65€/night
Please ask for the price per night for shorter stays in July and August.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Merci de ne pas fumer dedans, et attention si vous fumez dehors (grande risque de feu.) Pas de bougies ni feux permis.
Animaux domestiques: merci de voir avec le propriétaire avant la réservation
Pas de bruit fort dehors après 22h.

Please, strictly no smoking inside, and caution when smoking outside. Candles and bonfires, fireworks and flares forbidden.
Well-behaved pets welcome by arrangement. Please contact me before booking.
No loud noise outside after 10pm. Thank you


30 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
August 2017
L'Olivette is in a great location. Very private and peaceful yet close enough to drive to tourist destinations. And the almost circular main room has a calm ambiance with windows showing the olive trees and surrounding hills.
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Response from Jane:
Thank you Sarah for your kind appreciation.
August 2017

Chris User Profile
August 2017
The property is a lovely wooden structure in amongst olive trees. The main living room / bedroom has been very cleverly designed and the air con works very well, especially during the very warm nights this summer. The kitchen has everything you will need. The outside eating area and hammock make for a relaxing stay. In the surrounding area there are many lovely towns and villages. In particular, Grasse, Gourdon, Tourrettes-Sur-Loup, Vence, St Paul de Vence. And of course the coast is only 20-30 mins away.
Jane User ProfileJane is a superhost.
Response from Jane:
Thank you Chris.
August 2017

Stephanie User Profile
July 2017
A fantastic holiday location, secluded enough to feel like the countryside but close enough to town and other attractions. We spent time swimming in the lake at St Cassien, exploring the Gorges du Loup and Grasse, and relaxing with rosé in the lovely garden. The chalet is gorgeous and beautifully decorated, the kitchen is really well equipped and we had some lovely meals out on the terrace. Definitely recommended!
Jane User ProfileJane is a superhost.
Response from Jane:
Thanks Stephanie for the lovely review. I'm glad you had a good time.
July 2017

Rebecca User Profile
May 2017
A charming chalet in amongst the olive groves - perfect for a relaxing break away from it all. Jane was extremely helpful over email and Odile was really welcoming. We stayed with our 6 week old baby and it was exactly what we needed. Thank you!!
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Response from Jane:
Thank you Rebecca and Charles.
May 2017

David User Profile
July 2016
The Little Chalet was just what we had hoped for - rustic charm within a beautiful countryside setting. We were welcomed by Odile who was pleasant and helpful and gave us great tips about the area and what we might do. It was exactly as described and well presented. There was a bottle of water and some wine in the fridge as a welcome gift. A car was pretty essential due to the position of the chalet - this was mentioned the listing, but worth being aware of.

Damian User Profile
October 2017
Such and incredible place! We had a wonderful time at grasse. Jane’s place is exactly as described, a beautiful and peaceful place to relax for a few days. We really loved having dinner outside. Thank you so much for everything Jane!
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Response from Jane:
Thank you Damian. You were a great guest.
October 2017

Katherine User Profile
October 2017
We loved every single day of the ten days we rented this sublime, peaceful and beautiful place. It is truly a magical space to be savored and celebrated. Every morning and every evening we loved watching the light change in the olive trees and across the beautiful valley. The lights in the hills at night were equally beautiful. Having no internet access was a definite plus - it guarantees that one will be sure to savor time here. We will definitely be back! Merci!
Jane User ProfileJane is a superhost.
Response from Jane:
Thank you Katherine. And yes, we'd really love it if you came back!
October 2017

Carla-Bayle, FranceJoined in January 2014
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We are a French/British couple and live in the foothills of the Pyrenees. My husband is a sculptor. We have four grown-up children and two little grandchildren. We love the outdoors and the good simple pleasures of Life .
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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