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Traditional Townhouse in Old Antibes authentic part with great roof terrace

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 shower, 1 bathroom, 2 toilets, sleeps 8

This charming traditionally styled holiday house is composed of two old townhouses like a pyramid upside down. It's situated in the calm carless authentic medieval part of Old Antibes on historical Greek and Roman ground. The Picasso Museum in the Chateau Grimaldi and the impressing Roman Cathedral are neighbours.

Just around two corners you can buy fresh food at the everydays market as you'll be in no time at the sandy beach, the yacht-harbour, in lovely restaurants, interesting shops or famous museums. When you're coming back you'll profit from the amazing atmosphere of this exceptional house in quietness. The main part of it includes just like a flat a large living area with a passage to an open kitchen with a small open fireplace. The living opens to a wide loft which is often used as third bedroom with a double bed and a sofabed and gives access to the cosy terrace with sea view. 1st floor: bedroom, separate toilet and bathroom. Ground: studio with double bed, shower and WC ++

Les Volets Bleus is a house with character, the former owner a very well known Antibes furniture restaurator kept the century old wooden windows as he looked for handmade traditional material as the unique terracotta floor tiles or as he builded the handmade wooden kitchen or loft about 30 years ago. We see no need to replace these unique interior items by maybe more perfect functioning modern ones.

That also makes that Les Volets Bleus as a whole unit are not a perfect modern flat, as we try to show also with our fotos.

We are owners since 15 years now already and try to keep the house in this spirit, of course we renew despite of that permanently the necessary just to mention as a few example out of the recent past

- the heating-/boiler (in 2013, as all radators have thermostat valves now) we use all usual kitchen technique water boiler, replaced the dishwasher in 2011 etc. We don't use microwaves!

- in 2013 the sleepingroom on the first got a new parquet and a pure white painting instead of the beige former one, that makes the room brighter as before.

- few years ago we replaced the sofas in the living by a big leather sofa that is compatible for bigger parties.

- end of 2012 we built a second terrace level a bit higher than the already existing one ( 4 more steps to go) that permits panoramic sea view above the houses in the first row dierctly at the waterfront but who are also much more touched by traffic noise

- by that occasion we also built a U-formed sitting place opposite the entrance of the former existing terrace that allows diner for up to eight at a big table in the outside

Above all: The house is in a extreme central but despite that unique quiet position: The world-famous Picasso Museum is up this alley in less then 100 m. Here in the 'rue St. Esprit', the important French novelist Jacques Audiberti grew up, and the famous French song writer Claude Nougaro composed a song about him and this lane.

There is a beautiful sandy 'house beach' at the feet of the property without direct access, but the way to it is one of the most alive ones in Antibes and maybe whole the côte. You can buy fresh fish from the fisher-men's harbour sales point on it, can get your newspapers and baguettes on the way back from your morning swim as one out of hundred suggestions. Naturally there are sailing facilities and motorboat rentals in the harbour or nearby beaches.

Nice airport is less then 20 km away. The train station of Antibes is a TGV stop in about 10 minutes walking distance. The Bus station for public transport is about 5 minutes away. Free Parkings are rather nearby or very close on the remparts at the seaside, the house is in the quiet 2nd row

SPECIAL OFFER:: Please contact the owner to discuss rental conditions for eventual long term (winter) periods - for more than two weeks - and in case different periods are desired.

Parking situation: Usually - with very few exceptions - there are no parking's directly at the houses in the old town.

Les Volets Bleus are in the privileged situation to have two of the very last toll free parkings for residents of the old town in only 30/60 meters distance on the Ramparts, but as there are too few, evidently there is no guarantee to get one at every time. As everything is so near, we use ourselves a car seldom.

On request we can offer a parking card for a reserved area in the harbour for inhabitants of the old town reachable in a very nice walking distance by wonderful sightseeing ways.

For renters who come by aeroplane: Our house management provides a pick-up and bring service from and to the airport. Besides the possibility to rent a car at the airport, it is also possible to get one easily occasionally in Antibes, there are several car rentals close to Les Volets Bleus.

Public transport especially busses are cheap since some years and excellent related.

More Details

Owner
Robert Ammann
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

: We wish we were still in Antibes. Antibes was just as you described it, and Les Volets Bleus was a perfect place to spend the week. Thank you again for providing such a great apartment. Is there a place that we can recommend Les Volets Bleus on the Holiday-Rentals website? Thank you again, and we will definitely return to Les Volets Bleus.

Best Regards,

Alan and Annette Montgomery

sales@globetron.com

We had a wonderful time in Antibes. The house was so comfortable and lovely to come 'home' to each day.Thank you for the oportunity to stay in such a lovely place.

Best regards Robyn Marsh and family.

'Robyn Marsh' jbmarsh@eisa.net.au



dear jutta and robert

just to thank you for the use of your lovely house in Antibes

we had a lovely week, a bit too hot but we cooled off in the sea! Thanks to Jacques for his help and being so nice. Is that a picture of Picasso on the wall above the fridge? it looks like he is sat on the terrace upstairs! Kathy
Nov 2007
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Amenities

Antibes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • classical bedroom - 1 double , very nice wooden furniture, firm mattress
    double in the studio - 1 double , double sofa bed, firm mattress
    another sofabed on loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofabed
    beddings on big sofa in the living as double or 2 separate - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double or two single sleeping accomodations
    double on the open loft above the living - 1 double , real double on the loft
  • A bedsofa in the studio on the groundfllor, 1 double in the bedroom on the first floor next to separate toilet and bathroom, second double on the open loft above the living with another additional bedding on a sofabed, in the living another sleeping possibility on the big settee group in leather which is also suitable as bed. 2 cots provided, as one highchair
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The spacious living is connected on one floor with the kitchen (uniting two former separated house parts) and so builds an important flat part on the second floor. It's open up to the roof and leads to a wide wooden loft with double bed & sofa that also can be used as another additional bed. The loft gives access to the wonderfully private terrace on this highest level of the house in direction south-east with possibility of panoramic sea view. The newly renovated famous Picasso Museum in the old Château Grimaldi building as the Sarazene tower of the cathedral completes the panorama in direct neighbour ship. 'La Gravette' is Vieil Antibes bay formed stonewall protected intimate sandy beach and it is the 'house beach' of LES VOLETS BLEUS as it lies at the feet of the quarter just a few steps outside the walls onto the remparts. Access via a very nice walk by entering the harbour.

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Traditional Townhouse in Old Antibes authentic part with great roof terrace
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 14 reviews
Oslo, Norway
5

Tree generations

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We had 2 lovely weeks in the charming house in Antibes old town in september/october. The house is very well equiped and is located close to everything: The beach, the marked, the cathedral, the Picasso-museum and the towncenter. And the walking distance to railway and bus is suitable for everyone. We did not miss a hired care.

We were seven all in all at the range between 10 and 83 years. Everybody were satisfied, and som of us specially enjoined the roof terrace in the evening with a book, cigar, calvados and coffee. Splendid.

Thansk to Jutta and Robert.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exzellent

  • 5 of 5

Dieses Haus, seine Lage, seine Einrichtung ist ein Traum. Direkt in der Altstadt, nah zum Meer und dem Markt gelegen, kann man sich einfach keinen besseren Ort wünschen. Wir waren im Februar dort und so war es für uns auch wichtig, dass das Haus eine Heizung hat und innen sehr gemütlich ist. Alles war sauber, die Küche hat alles, was man zum Kochen braucht und auf der Dachterrasse konnten wir schon im Februar meist den ersten Kaffee am Morgen mit Blick aufs Meer und die Dächer der Altstadt trinken. Uns hat es besonders gefallen, dass das Haus nicht so steril und kühl eingerichtet ist, wie die meisten anderen Häuser/Wohnungen, die im Internet angeboten werden. Wir haben vier (Arbeits-)Wochen dort verbracht und uns vom ersten Tag an sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Kommunikation mit dem Vermieter war schnell und sehr gut. Die englischsprachigen Betreuer vor Ort ebenfalls.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wundervolles Haus in historischer Altstadt

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus liegt ruhig in einer malerischen Gasse von Antibes mitten in der historischen Altstadt. In 3 Minuten erreicht man zu Fuß den Stadtstrand, den Hafen mit Megayachten aber auch günstigem Motorbootverleih, den Marktplatz, die Stadtmauer und die Promenade mit vielen Bars und Restaurants. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll und authentisch eingerichtet. Es hat uns an nichts gefehlt. Wir haben uns von einer nahe gelegenen Boulangerie Croissants und Baguettes geholt und auf der sonnigen Dachterrasse gefrühstückt. Von hier aus hat man einen tollen Blick über die Dächer Antibes und auf das Meer. Die Terrasse ist ebenfalls für lauschige Rotweinabende zu empfehlen.

Die umgebenen Orte Nizza, Cannes und Monaco sind mit dem Auto aber auch mit dem Zug schnell zu erreichen.

Die Besitzer waren sehr zuvorkommend und haben uns noch ein paar Insidertipps gegeben.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Montpellier (France)
5

Fantastic location for the Antibes Yacht Show

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful professional stay at Les Volets Bleus (only 200m from our stand at the Antibes Yacht Show 2011!). The accommodation was spotlessly clean. The house is perfectly well equipped. The house is next to everything incl. supermarkets, the bars and restaurants of Antibes. There is an excellent restaurant just in front of the house in the same street! The beach is at 50m from the house. We have no hesitation in recommending this house to others. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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germany
5

Wonderful holiday in this cozy house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a very pleasant stay in Les Volets Bleus.

While the kids went to school, I had the choice to spend my free hours either on the beautiful terrasse of the house, in the busy alleys of the old town close by sipping a coffee or on the beach around the corner.

During our 5 days stay we had a lot of fun in Antibes in general and in the house in particular, which is individually furnished (comfortable sofa, many lamps for reading, nice posters on the walls, TV, telephone, internet connection, etc.) and equipped with all the guests need (plenty of dishesand pans, washing maschine, dish washer, hair-dryer, etc.)

The pick up from the airport was very convenient as were the many tips and links we received from the owners (very nice couple who spend a lot of time themselves in Les Volets Bleus).

The english couple who takes care of the house welcomes the guests upon their arrival and leaves their number. It was nice to know that there was somebody we could call, just in case. Otherwise we found our way around thanks to the information provided by the owners (map which indicated supermarkets, rubbish containers, parking lots, pharmacies, etc.)

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Paris
5

Great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

"Perfect central location, charming spacious house, big kitchen and bathroom. Quite a lot of stairs for the elderly and toddlers, but all the comforts of home. Almost next door to Cathedral and Picasso Museum, and steps from beach and fine dining -- a great holiday!".

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nice Côte d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
a few corners farther
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
a rich choice of, nearest one
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Antibes
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Antibes
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Figuier rue st. esprit former La Jarre
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
several stations beginning at
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Plage de la Gravette
Car: not necessary

'I have known Antibes for more than forty years and I have lived here for twenty. It stands alone as the only town on the Cote d'Azur that has kept its identity and its soul, and it is also the only one where I truly feel at home.'

Graham Greene ....

This property is situated in the true historical part just a few steps from the sea, 'Plage Gravette' our house beach that makes a pool unneccessary is nestled at he feet of the quarter, some of the most familiar sandy beach places at whole Cote d'azur. At Antibes harbour next to it you'll find yachts only seen in films or television before, the Picasso museum -former Grimaldi castle- is near just like a neighbour, the Marchée Provencale also at no distance to get fresh food every day around the corner, plenty of restaurants to approve every day another one, none that can be called bad. The house is situated in a quiet pedestrian area, no car needed - carrentals nearby - parkingspace with a special resident card in the nearby harbour can be provided on request.

The house has on the loft level above the kitchen and living area a very nice terra cotta tiled terrace which is framed by blossoming climbing plants all around, protected against wind and -view already with partly sea view. NEW: Since 2012 we added a four steps higher new platform with terrific panoramic sea view above the houses in the first row at the waterfront as we widened the older part with a U-form sittingplace with a big table that permits to dine with up to eight on the terrace.

Ski: Greoliere

Valberg

Auron

Isola 2000

in the nearby Alpes fast to reach

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $17.71 per person per night
Damage Deposit $236.18

Extra: 25 Euros for linen, energies, water etc. per person and week, final cleaning included.
The upper part of the house offers all facilities for up to 6, the complete house for up to 8 persons. The studio apartment has an optional separate entrance but is normally connceted to the rest of the house, it has thus it's own kitchenette and is also fully equipped with television, DVD and CDradio.

one third to secure the reservation the rest one month before the beginning of the rental period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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