|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Historic fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment 500 m from the sea on the beautiful French Riviera. Situated in a quiet part with cobbled streets in the Old Town of Antibes, close to the Picasso Museum 2 minutes to the fresh produce market, top restaurants and bars. 5 minutes walk to Antibes port. 1 bathroom with separate toilet. Open plan kitchen and lounge. TV, air-conditioner and 24 h WiFi. Short term, 2- 6 months or 12 months optional.
This was our first ever visit to Antibes, and our first self catering holiday with our young family, so we had a little anxiety prior to arrival at the apartment "Le Bonheur".
First off - everything practically and administratively went very smoothly. Micaela, the owner, fielded the paperwork and payment efficiently, and Cathy (the local property manager) was friendly, responsive and prompt with everything she did.
The property itself has a nice layout with just enough space for a family of four with young children (aged 5 and 2). It is on the first floor entered by quite a steep flight of stairs, which was fine but needs handled with care.
Everything worked as it should, apart from the double sofa bed in the living room which wouldn't open out completely flat, but this was fine as my wife ended up with the kids most nights. The air conditioning was superb and was very much needed as we had daily temps of 37 degrees, even early evening it was still around 34. The fridge was also very cold, which isn't often the case in a hot country.
If there was a negative about the apartment it is that it would benefit from some new towels and bed linen - which wouldn't cost much, and maybe a new double sofa bed in the living room. We didn't try the two single sofa beds so cant comment on them.
None of this was at all a major issue however as the price of the property for the week was extremely good value given the area, location, and the fact it was the start of peak holiday season.
Now, onto the location. Wow! In two respects. Antibes itself is just wonderful, the old town in particular. Just a perfect place to wander around, relax, eat and drink. Great for kids as there is a beach and any traffic is minimal and slow.
And the actual location of the flat itself within the old town, has the main morning vegetable and meat market almost literally on its doorstep - this area transforms into a series of open air restaurants in the evening, so you can eat and drink in a variety of places within 1 minute walk of the property. The area where the apartment is couldn't really be bettered as an area to stay in in old Antibes.
I'd say the nearest sandy beach was 250m away by foot.
So the location of the property is its main selling point, and gave a great base from which my family and I completely fell for the wonderful Antibes.
The apartment is located in the old town, steps from the daily open air market and many shops and restaurants. There is a washing machine, nice for longer visits.
The kitchen is small, but serviceable for breakfast and small meals.
Cathy, the owner's local rep, was VERY helpful, picking us up at the airport, some light grocery shopping before arrival, etc.
for the price, it is a great value!!
My wife and I rented this apartment for 4 weeks. The apartment is ideally located in the old town of Antibes beside the market and restaurants, which is very convenient. The train station is about a 10 minute walk and Nice airport about 30 minutes by car/taxi. The agent who takes care of the details, Cathy, is an absolute delight- extremely helpful. This is a very pleasant apartment most suitable for 2-3 people ( 2 is better) but can accommodate 4. Joe and Evelyn , Rhode Island, USA
Deciding that we would head to Monoco for the 2013 Grand Prix, we wanted to soak up the surrounds of nearby France and see everything and anything that was on offer. Having never visited the south of France we were a little overwhelmed by the language barrier, road systems and trying to find our way around, but on arriving in the beautiful town of Old Town Antibes, our worries faded away quicker than the setting sun. Le Bonheur is drapped over the cobbled streets of the Old Town, to say it's centrally located would be an understatement. Cathy, the local manger went above and beyond the call of duty to help us settle in, helping with our luggage and even our travels plans in anyway she could. The apartment is decorated beautifully and you can tell that much care has been taken to offer up a unique and authentic French experience. The wifi was a blessing as we were constanly planning our daily activities, well not before we hopped down the stairs an into one of the bakeries that serves steaming croissants and fresh coffee. We travelled to nearby towns and of course made it to the Grand Prix without a hitch, all the while reassured in knowing we didnt have miles to travel to get back home. Thank you for such a wonderful stay, we will definitely be visiting this wonderful apartment again, there is simply too much magic in Antibes not to return!
What a lovely experience I had in this delightful apartment in the heart of the Old Quarter! I have been to Antibe twice and both times I stayed in this apartment... and will most definatly go back again! Waking up to watch and listen to the set up of the farmers market in the morning was blissful- no better way to start you day! And a perfect evening consisted of sitting on the window edge eating our freshly made dinner (ingedients from the market in the morning!) watching the wining and dining of the night below us!
The apartment is superbly located with a perfect mixture of one being able to enjoy the quaint quite village but with a dash of vibrancy and fun! A real cultural experince!
The owner, Micaela was so easy to deal with and has gone to a great deal of artistic effort to make the apartment not only extremely comfortable, but also aesthetically pleasing. The rental agent Cathy was friendly and helpful and assisted us with any touring queries we had.
I had everything I needed and more during my stay in the most wonderful Town, in the most beautiful home! So looking forward to my next visit!
After spending the last two weeks in Antibes I have fallen in love with France and wouldn’t want to stay anywhere but this quaint, beautifully maintained apartment.
The building in which the apartment is situated is historically noticeable, and aesthetically pleasing on the outside, as well as on the inside. One of four apartments in the building, allowed for sufficient security with neighbours, yet kept the atmosphere quiet and subdued.
The position of the property is ideal, only a few minutes walk from the fresh market, restaurants, patisseries, bars, and shops. The historical Picasso Museum is a must-see and a mere 200m from the front door, a pleasure for anyone looking for a quick bit of cultural history! The beach a stones throw away, and the port is a perfect sunset walk in the evening. All within the vicinity of the apartment, and not to be missed.
The owner has provided the necessary amenities with regards to kitchen utensils, linens, towels and other house hold appliances. There is a modern set-up with television, Sky TV box, DVD player and wi-fi – all of which I found useful for entertaining and staying in touch with people at home and at work.
When I arrived I found the apartment to be immaculately maintained, and in pristine condition. Everything was neat and tidy, and organized methodically. I enjoyed being able to utilize the books provided by the owner, especially when needing to refer to the guide books and the French dictionary!
Most importantly, I found the property manager a pleasure to work with when I arrived. Cathy was very helpful and friendly and I felt she had everything in her control from start to finish. Micaela, the property owner, was well organized prior to my arrival with lease agreement clearly set out and easy to understand, making business run smoothly and efficiently.
All in all, my experience was unforgettable and one of the happiest times of my life. I won’t hesitate to pick this as my first, and only, choice the next time I visit the South of France. I would without question recommend this apartment to friends and family as a perfect place for holiday.
Old Antibes: A historical gem, Old Antibes is a popular destination for tourists who want to get a taste of the local culture as they wander around the attractive squares and small alleyways from their Antibes villas. The lure and vibrancy of Antibes remains within walking distance of a holiday rental in Old Antibes. Art lovers should take a trip to Old Antibes, the best place to buy local art, which has been so important to Antibes historically. Cap d’Antibes: The La Garoupe beach is world famous and the lighthouse offers spectacular views of this stunning resort. Tourists staying in holiday homes in Antibes are surrounded by a wide variety of things to do. One of the most famous museums in the area is the Picasso Museum (Musee Picasso), housed within the historic Chateau Grimaldi. The museum contains one of the most comprehensive displays of Picasso’s work in the world. History lovers will enjoy the Museum of Archaeology, charting the rich history of the region.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$110|
50 % of rental due in order to confirm your booking and the other 50% to be paid one month before you take occupation of the apartment. 75 Euro cleaning fee per rental and a 100 Euros refundable security deposit in case of damages to the apartment.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.