Damian - the property's local contact met us on arrival and gave us lots of ideas of what to do and where to eat. He was great.
The house has recently been refurbished to a high quality. The kitchen had everything you could need and the garage holds a washing machine etc. The roof terrace allows an uninterrupted view of old Antibes.
It was simply lovely to get lost in the small streets and side roads. The Port is only 2 minutes walk away.
Parking is best achieved with a weekly ticket.
What a fabulous find this property is.
We stayed for a week at the end of July so were able to make full advantage of the property’s facilities. The air conditioning ensures a cool welcome from a day on the beach (as well as a good night’s sleep). The roof terrace is an ideal place for early morning breakfast or an evening glass of wine or two. The two bedrooms are more than ample with sufficient storage, both shower rooms are stunning and the sitting room wonderful.
The house is well equipped and finished to an extremely high standard. The beds were extremely comfortable. The kitchen whilst small is more than adequate; we ate out quite often – local restaurants / bars are very good and plentiful. It was lovely to be able to go out and about in the evening but be home in minutes.
It really is just minutes from the town square, market, bars, beaches, shops and restaurants but fabulously quiet. We enjoyed having the bedroom windows open in the mornings and only heard local bird song.
I think along with most town properties there are quite a lot of stairs to negotiate but we used them as exercise to work off the exquisite fresh croissant which we bought in ever increasingly large quantities, fresh and warm from the local bakery every morning.
I have no hesitation in recommending this property.
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This is a gorgeous place to stay. Minutes from the waterfront, seconds from the main square of the old town, and yet surprisingly quiet once you are ensconced inside, it allows you to make the most of a stay in Antibes.
The layout of the house helps. You enter the property via a quiet lobby area into the kitchen and dining room. This is spacious and well-arranged, the kitchen being equipped with all you would reasonably need to cook for yourself. There is a dining table and six comfortable chairs. One floor up are the two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Although the bedrooms are not enormous, there is plenty of storage and the very large beds are super comfortable, something which is so important! We slept incredibly well during our stay. One of the rooms has an ensuite shower room and the second is across the hall from the larger bedroom. Both bedrooms look onto gardens at the back of other houses - perhaps this is why we slept so peacefully, undisturbed by the noise of the town.
A floor up again, in order to take advantage of the stunning views of the harbourside, is the large comfortable sitting room, with two welcoming fabric sofas, music and a TV set. We spent very little time watching TV as there was so much to see and do in the town, but did catch a bit of the French Open tennis!
Another staircase up and you find yourself up on the little roof terrace. I don't think it would be practical to take a meal up here from the kitchen (although it would be possible), but it is an ideal place to sit with a cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening, and watch the world go by.
The whole house is decorated very tastefully and comfortably. Nearby are several good restaurants, especially fish restaurants (unsurprisingly!) Don't miss the Picasso museum, or a wander past the boats. There are some mind-blowing super yachts to gawp at! Also recommended is a walk around the Cap d'Antibes. It's relatively rocky underfoot so don't wear flip-flops. Proper shoes only.
All in all, a great stay.