|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This antique fisherman house, built on three levels above ground, offers an exceptional view on the sea and the Cap d’Antibes.
It has just been renovated, combining traditional materials like hand-made terracotta floors, and complete modern amenities, like air conditioning, sound-insulated windows, towel-heaters, fully equipped kitchen and all TV, HI-FI, WIFI internet equipment.
Each level includes :
Ground floor : entrance, salon/guest bedroom, with two twin beds.
Lower floor : one bedroom with two twin beds, bathroom with tub/shower.
First floor : One bedroom with double bed (can be separated into two twins), one bedroom with two bunk beds, one bathroom with tub/shower.
Second floor : bedroom/dining room with a 2 bed sofa, which can be set as double bed. Bathroom with WC & shower,
Fully equiped kitchen.
Third floor : Living room opening directly on terrace, with sea view.
The vertical distribution with central staircase, one room facing the sea and one facing the street garden maximises privacy and offers great views from each room.
Location: Location :
No car is needed. as the house is within a 5 minutes walk to the market, shops, restaurants, harbour, beach, and within 15 minutes to shuttle trains providing quick access to most Riviera cities : Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Ventimiglia.
Juan-les-Pins, at only 1,5 km, is a lively modern resort town with sand beaches, restaurants, shops, casino, night-clubs , famous Jazz festival in mid-July.
Parking: The pedestrian old town is usually inaccessible by car. The house has the advantage of allowing short time parking at 20meters to unload luggage or shopping. Permanent parking is possible at the harbour private parking, 300 meters away, at the cost of € 35,00 a week. It should be booked in advance during peak summer season.
My family and I (three college kids) found this fantastic home perfect for our stay and needs. The setting in the old town is just beautiful and within walking distance (just a minute or two) from restaurants, shopping, and the harbour; the train station is only a few more minutes walk. Everything was provided for so that if we chose we could visit the local merchants, buy, store, and prepare for our meals as well as enjoy the local establishments. There is nothing missing in the property when looking for entertainment and convenience: Internet, TV, air-conditioning, clothes-washer, etc. (the propertly as advertised is 100% as described and better). The view at night from the top-floor terrace was just stunning.
Our stay was a wonderful one. We would certainly return to this same property if in the area again. We will be recommending it to and any friends or business associates who might be travelling in the area. The owner and the greeter were very warm and responsive in all email, phone, and personal contacts.
On behalf of every one of us (9 ladies) staying in your apartment in September, I would once again say that it was a magnificent week we had. The view from the terrace and the close distance to town and beaches was perfect for us
Can definitely recommend this appartment.
charming place, very good view to the Medeteranien. Nice and helpful people, very good food and vine. I will come back with my husband.
First off, everyone in our family was so taken with this home and had such an entertaining, restful stay that we are already talking about a return. The location of this authentic old French home is superb for a true Mediterranean village experience. As other reviewers have stated, the home is situated centrally in "Vieil Antibes" close to all necessities, beaches, train, bus, etc. so I will focus my review on things that have not been mentioned.
We were a group of 7 adults ranging in age from 24 to 59. There was plenty of room for all and we did not feel crowded. The owners have provided all necessary amenities. The beds/bedding are comfortable – the usual European arrangement of twin beds that can be converted to a large double bed in each room (one room with bunk beds), plenty of space for everyone to have privacy. Although the house is narrow the ceilings are quite high and the rooms feel spacious. Thick, newer windows kept the house quiet for sleeping and the central AC worked very well. We stayed in August and AC was needed. The nicely equipped kitchen has 2 refrigerators, a cook top, dishwasher and a microwave/convection type oven. The 3 bathrooms are adequate and updated relative to the age of the house. Other pluses: wifi, mp3 docking stereo, flat screen TV, a combo washer/drier that works well for small loads of laundry.
Best of all, we spent many happy hours on the high open patio feasting on food and wine purchased on our morning visits to the provincial market that is only a few steps from the front door. Gazing at that incredible view, telling tales and philosophizing until the wee hours - what better way could exist to spend a holiday. We highly recommend this home if you have always dreamt of staying in such a comfortable, simple, romantic place with its winding, 5 story staircase, terracotta tiled floors, shuttered windows overlooking the cobblestone passages and azure sea.
I would only hesitate to recommend this home to those who could not manage climbing the stairs or to families with very young children that might fall on them.
Regarding Antibes: yes, it is a bit filled with tourists at high season, but you can find great restaurants and shops off the beaten path. Not to be missed: Picasso museum, beaches, coffee (espresso, cafe au lait, etc.) and croissants at one of the many cafes in town, local wine and foie gras. Also, bring good shoes for walking because the cobblestone streets can be pretty tough on the feet.
I came to stay here in November 2009 and am writing this a year later.
I often think of this house. In the top floor room you can see the
sea from three different sides of the house without being overlooked.
This room is flooded with light, and opens on to a terrace from which
you can watch and listen to the sea almost directly beneath you just
across the narrow street. Even after the sun had gone down in
November we stayed on the terrace just to gaze at the sea and talk.
The way the house has been renovated means that despite its very
narrow width the spaces are open and uncluttered. Though there are a
few collected ornaments and interesting pieces of furniture the place
has a calm feel to it, it is a very dignified house.
The large daily food market is a stone’s throw away, here you are
right in the old part of Antibes near the Picasso Museum, everything
is within reach on foot - a matter of a few of minutes. Bear in mind
that within the house you have to be good at stairs, they are steep
I’d love to revisit.
We stayed eight persons one week in October. A great stay in a perfect house at the sea with stunning views. The house has room enough for everybody. Perhaps the kitchen is better for a smaller company. A favourite was the breakfast on the roof terrace just above the sea.
Antibes, quiet historical town right on the sea, is ideally located between Cannes and Nice. It is the only sea-front fortified town from Marseille to Italy, and is well-known for :
The ramparts (seafront defence wall), with its unique panorama walkway; the old town with the Cathedral, Picasso Museum in Grimaldi Castle, Vauban Harbour and the Fort Carré, the medieval atmosphere of small pedestrian streets and squares, the colourful Provencal Food Market, the numerous artisanal and commercial shops, restaurants of all types, bars and pubs.
For the boat-fan, the Port Vauban is the largest yachting harbour in Europe.
Sand beaches are distant a few minutes walk.
The exclusive Cap d’Antibes, offers also a spectacular seashore promenade.
Other Activities: mountain activities at 45 minutes drive
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$537|
Rental rates include all expenses for linen, towels, cleaning, Internet, telephone local calls.
Periods are usually from Saturday after 4:00 pm, to Saturday before 10:00 am.
Linen are changed every week in case of several weeks stay.
Special rates can apply for longer periods.
A garantee deposit of EUR 500 in cash is given on arrival, and returned at check-out after eventual deduction for damages.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.