We arrived earlier than expected in Cannes and thought we would be forced to lug our suitcases to the nearest cafe until check-in time but Patrick rearranged his schedule to meet us and allow us into this fantastic apartment. It is even more superbly-equipped than the description says. You walk into a small hallway with the twin room on the left, the kitchen area ahead of you and the toilet, bathroom and master bedroom to the right. As you walk towards the kitchen, the lounge opens up on the left and the view is amazing.
The kitchen is equipped with a Microwave, an oven, a separate hob, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster and various coffee-making facilities. In the bathroom towels are provided (beautifully presented) along with shampoos and shower gels. There are two hairdryers in the drawer under the sink and even a couple of bathrobes hung on the door.
The bedrooms are a good size with the larger of the two having a nice office space with doors that open onto the larger terrace. My only criticism would be that it lacks a few hangers which seems to be the case everywhere we go... ...or maybe my wife has too many clothes.
The small terrace, accessed from both the lounge and the smaller bedroom, gets the early morning sun and you can watch the comings and goings at the very busy patisserie below. The larger terrace, accessed from the lounge/kitchen and the larger bedroom is superb. We stayed in mid-August and the sun hit the terrace arround 8.30am and disappeared below the rooftops around 8.30pm. On the terrace is a table with 4 chairs, 4 sunloungers with throws and the wonderful jaccuzzi. Once the sun has gone down, it's a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine. Above the rooftop of the Golden Tulip Hotel you can see glimpses of the sea from here with an occasional cruise liner anchored offshore. To the west you can see the tower and museum of the old town (Le Suquet) and the mountains beyond. Absolutely beautiful.
It is just a 5-minute walk from the front door to a large Intermarche and a 10 minute walk in the other direction takes you into the heart of Cannes and the Palais des Festivals. It's probably a 20 minute stroll to Le Suquet and if you fancy a longer walk, the southernmost tip, Cap de la Croisette, is 30 minutes away. The railway station is just 5 minutes away and the train takes you to Nice and Antibes which I highly recommend (don't forget to validate your ticket before boarding as we did!). We also took a boat trip to Ile St Honorat and had a lovely wander around there amongst the noisy cicadas as well as a refreshing dip in the sea in the shadow of the fortress.
Unique a Cannes really is a perfect spot away from the hustle and bustle of La Croisette but not so far that you are isolated from everything that's going on. Patrick is a perfect host and went out of his way to make this an amazing experience. I can't recommend it highly enough.