A relaxing homestay

Welcome to The D’Azur, our stunning home in the Côte d’Azur. We are Darryll and Bettina, a London-based couple who are lucky enough to spend our winters enjoying the Riviera climate and while we’re here, we invite people to join us and enjoy a ‘homestay.’

What’s a homestay you ask? Well it’s a bit like a ski chalet concept – you stay with us and spend your days enjoying everything this stunning region has to offer while we spoil you in the background with food, wine and good company. It’s a much more fun way to travel than staying in a barren AirBnB. And of course because we know the area so well, we can advise you on anything that interests you to make sure you have a wonderful time.

What’s special about the D’Azur?

Particularly well suited to visits off-season, the D’Azur is situated in Théoule sur Mer on the French Riviera, just 6 miles west of Cannes. It has fabulous views over the bay towards the Alpes Maritimes and on the west side over the red rocks of Miramar. Théoule has its own sandy beach with a good choice of restaurants. We are within easy driving distance of lots of places of cultural interest and we also sit on the edge of the Esterel National Park. This means you can enjoy beautiful walks and outstanding views right from our doorstep at all times of the year. The mimosa season is a particularly special time to experience the Esterel.

How does the homestay work?

We want you to feel at home when you’re with us so you’re welcome to just stay in and relax – reading, walking, birdwatching, painting or doing whatever takes your fancy. If you want to go out and enjoy all that the area has to offer then we will do everything we can to advise you on the best places to eat and explore.

There are often local festivals and markets that are fun to visit or you might want to see a special exhibition. If you enjoy sport, there are golf courses and tennis courts nearby or you can even go for a day’s skiing (with an early start) in the winter months.

When you’re staying with us, our home is your home and so we have an honesty bar available 24/7. Darryll loves to cook and so for an extra charge you are welcome to enjoy lunches and dinners here when you can sit together with any other guests and enjoy some simply wonderful home cooking. Breakfast (continental or cooked) is included in your room rate of course and is served from 7 – 10.30am.

Come and join us

We feel very fortunate to be able to call this wonderful part of the world our home and we extend it to you, so that you can enjoy it too. We look forward to welcoming you.

Darryll & Bettina Warnford-Davis
Darryll & Bettina Warnford-Davis




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Cooking is one of Darryll’s passions in life. Always sourcing fresh, seasonal produce at local markets. Uncomplicated french traditional cuisine is his staple menu, although he is sometimes known to prepare some international favourites.

“Darryll’s simply wonderful home cooking is to die for”




  • Weekly street market
  • Ferry from Cannes
  • The Fondation Maeght at St Paul de Vence
  • Musee d’Art Classique at Mougins
  • Musee Picasso at Antibes
  • Massif de l’Esterel

  • The Mandelieu-La Napoule mimosa festival

  • Walks and cycle paths
  • Upmarket shopping
  • Pretty old town and Port
  • Stroll along La Croisette
  • Forville covered market
  • Visit Biot
  • Valbonne and Valauris
  • Pretty streets of Mougins or Fayence
  • A day trip to St Tropez
  • Ski in the snow capped mountains
  • Nice – a Chagall and Matisse Museums
  • Yoga

  • Golf Courses


A unique location with beautiful views across the bay of Cannes.


Boulevard de L’Esterel, Theoule Sur Mer, France

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