FR147 – Domaine St Jacques REF: FR147

Beautifully restored, this luxury villa in Provence – Alpes Maritime, France, is the place for a really special holiday and celebratory house parties throughout all seasons. Close to Grasse, the  renowned perfume and soap regional centre,  the sandy beaches of Cannes and hilltop villages, including the renowned artist village of St Paul de Vence and the Fondation Maeght.

Set within 8 hectares, spectacular views stretch over landscaped grounds and formal parterre to countryside beyond.  Perfectly placed to enjoy Grasse (3km), Cannes (17km) and the coast. Facilities and level of service provided makes this property a unique experience.

The grand salon opens onto the water gardens, with a winter drawing room, library, summer and winter dining rooms and orangerie, offering plenty of space to relax.  A ground floor bedroom has independent entrance. A lift gives access to all floors with bedroom and bathrooms en suite, all with air-conditioning.

The original Russell Page water garden features have been meticulously recreated incorporating an enclosed heated swimming pool (12m x 6m) and astro turf tennis court.

What we think: Beautifully restored and immaculately run by well trained staff, this is the place for a really special holiday. Enjoy exploring the acclaimed gardens and grounds covering 20 acres of terraces, woodland and gardens. The most famous part is the water garden designed by Russell Page in the 1950’s and now fully restored.

Swim, play tennis or simply relax and enjoy the view. It’s not far to the coast or the hills but you may never leave the property.



Standard rental is for a maximum of 12 people and an additional 2 young (under 16) can be accommodated free of charge in the junior room that forms part of  the green suite

(2 baby cots + 2 changing mats + 2 high chairs + 2 car seats).

All bedrooms have A/C.

The house is on 3 levels with a LIFT TO ALL FLOORS

Ground Floor:

1) Double bedded (can be twin) + bathroom (bath, shower, basins x 2, WC)

First Floor:

2) Double bedded (can be twin) + bathroom (shower over bath) basin, WC)

3) Twin bedded – suitable for young, beds small and share bathroom with bedroom 2

Second Floor:

4) Double Bedded + bathroom (bath, shower, basin, WC, bidet)

5) (Principal) Double bedded + bathroom (bath, shower, basin x2,WC)

6) Double bedded can be twin) + bathroom (shower over bath, basin x2, WC)

7) Double bedded (can be twin) + bathroom (shower over bath, basin,WC)


Extra Accommodation: additional rooms may be offered at an extra charge for larger house parties – let us know your requirements and we will give you the possible options



WIFI is available all over the house (free) Internet access + internal phone system in bedrooms, A/C in all  bedrooms.

Satellite TV SKY world package , BBC ( not HD). Plasma screen + video + home cinema. Multi-room audio system

Lift to all floors, swimming pool 12m x 6m with pool heating. Security: electric hard cover, (pool heating ** see important information).  Ornamental water garden with covering surface grill

Tennis, table tennis, boules, barbecue & snooker.


Resident gardien, administrator/butler/chef, housekeeper/maid, 5 gardeners.

Cost of let per week in Euro 2024: Rental inclusive of welcome dinner, continental breakfast, staff, house laundry, house heating + electricity. 

Dinner Service 6 days per week (cost of food extra).  Cold lunch preparation included in Peak Season.

Low Season

(Wed 30 Oct 2023/Fri 29 March 2024)

from €8,500

Mid Season

(Sat 30 March/Fri 24 May & Sat 31 Aug/Sun 27 Oct)

from €18,000

High Season

(Sat 25 May/Fri 5 July)

from €24,000

Peak Season

(Sat 6 July/Fri 30 August)

From €30,000



It was an absolutely splendid holiday in a truly exceptional and special spot. In fact, I think I can say that Domaine St Jacques is a property in a category of its own amongst the many wonderful holiday homes we have enjoyed through PPA over the years! The first and most significant fact that becomes clear pretty quickly is that this is truly a family HOME, and a beloved, cherished and meticulously maintained one at that! This special ambiance was enhanced by its truly distinctive staff, who clearly love and feel valued in their jobs, admire and respect their employers, and are part of the spirit of the place. Chef Franck’s cuisine was truly exceptional, gorgeously presented and as tasty as it was beautiful, and his attention to our allergy sufferer was exemplary and so appreciated; Severine, David , Bruno, Pierre & his team were all discreet but present, knowledgeable and so helpful! Finally, I can’t thank PPA enough for all YOUR efforts in ensuring all the details were covered, I am truly grateful……………….2023

I just wanted to drop a note to say what a fantastic time we had back at Domaine St Jacques. It really is an amazing property and we were incredibly well looked after by Bruno, Cecile, Marion and David. Bruno is a really very good cook. Thank you also for ensuring very smooth logistics……………2019

We had an amazing time at Domaine St Jacques and we would recommend the villa wholeheartedly. Not only is the house extremely comfortable, with every facility discreetly provided and much attention to detail, but the garden and grounds are wonderful as well, giving a lot of space for everyone. The staff were also absolutely charming and added to the enjoyment of our stay. For our mixed age party (79 years down to 4 years), the comfort of the villa, coupled with the tennis court, pool table, table tennis etc was perfect. It was a great week and we are very grateful to PPA and the owner for making sure everything was perfect for our arrival……………..2018

We have just returned from our stay at Domaine St Jacques du Couloubrier and could not have been more pleased: with the property and with Bruno and David.  Bruno is extremely knowledgeable and very, very helpful and fun to be around and the food was great.  He makes certain the house guests are well cared for which we found reassuring with 15 people from various countries staying with us.  David also was thoughtful and responsive to our every request…most importantly the trips to Nice Airport.  Please let the owner know how pleased we were with the house and Bruno and David…………2018

We just returned from our week at Domaine St. Jacques – WOW! This is the fourth property we have rented from Private Prop. over the past years and have always loved each house BUT this one (and I hesitate to call it a house – it was so much more than that) was beyond amazing. I had 5 other couples that I’d invited so was a bit nervous not having seen the house beforehand and to say we were all blown away is an understatement. It is lovely beyond description and the staff of Bruno, Cecile and Patrick were kind, helpful and fun to be with. We will never be able to duplicate the week we had there and want to let you know that you and Priv. Prop. have the best home that exists. We’re telling everyone about it…………………2017




Activities nearby

12 excellent golf courses within easy access & sea bathing nearby.

3km Grasse (regional & perfume centre), renowned restaurants & markets at Mougins & Valbonne (10km)

15km Juan les Pins (coast), 15km Cabris (shops, restaurants), 17km Cannes (sophisticated coastal town)

20km Antibes (coast), 30km Fayence (hill market town), 40km Nice (international airport), 75km    St Tropez

68km Monte Carlo (Monaco), 150km Marseille (international airport)

Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 7

Bath/Shower room(s) 6

Price (min) € 8,500

Price (max) € 30,000

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