La vie en prose
The coastal beauty of the south of France has served as a creative retreat for centuries, enabling writers and artists to delve deep and unlock their innermost passions. Those seeking local accommodations that reflect the ponderous spirit of the Cote d’Azur need look no further than this home, with design inspired by graduated French refinement and intellectualism, delicately placed in a town equally inspired by the meandering canals of its titular Italian muse. An amuse bouche all its own, this maison is filled with Occidental touches and rustic charms that are sure to please.
Le Roi Soleil
Your host is an accomplished wordsmith in multiple media who has spent much time travelling among the urban arrondisements and rural campagnes of France. His zest for the egalitarian philosophies of his frères d’écrivant, as well as contemporary French culture and cuisine, is a truth self-evident.
Liberté, egalité, aménité
Apart from subtle Gallic notes throughout, the motif that ties together the disparate spaces of this home is each room’s elevated approach to simple pleasures. Well-stocked shelves and modern lounge seating create a cosy leatherbound study for bookworms and polyglots. Warm wooden notes from floor, tables and plush divans – one bearing “cardiganed” pillows – call up comfort and humour in the living room and entertainment space.
But the pièce de résistance here is inarguably the kitchen, dressed in cordon bleu tones with a high French range and a wide array of professional-grade utilities, perfect for a gallant chef to test his or her mettle on anything from haute cuisine to a simple omelette. Dine in-room, or push out to the pastoral back patio for a summery verdant view and let your wine breathe.
Vive la differénce
Though hidden in nature and delicately sublime – not unlike a ripened champagne grape – this home is as close to the action as Venice can do: walking distance to the beach, Ocean Front Walk, or local dining and boutique shopping along Abbot Kinney. Arrive by auto, or by taxi if you fancy excursions à pied.
The single sofa bed pictured in the Third sitting room has since been replaced with a full sized sofa bed. While the bed is comfortable and the bedroom private, guests used to a plush sleeper should likely not opt for it.
A wonderful and energetic dog lives in this home. While she will not be present for guest stays, guests with severe allergies may find this home unsuitable.
There is no air conditioning in this home, though we are happy to arrange for fans upon request.
There is space to park one car in the private garage and there is street-parking on the surrounding streets.
The minimum stay length for this home is three nights.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.