This beautiful retreat is situated in a quiet neighbourhood in the charming Cote d’Azur town of Antibes. Set within a beautifully maintained garden with plunge pool, the studio apartment is beautifully appointed, walking distance from all amenities & beaches and within easy access to local transportation.
It comprises an independent entrance via external staircase, living room (with sofabed), corner kitchen, one bedroom, one shower room, beautifully landscaped gardens, shared pool and secure parking for one car. The property has been completely refurbished, offers all new modern appliances and is well-equipped and immaculately cared for. Please note: the owner or indeed other guests may be staying in the remaining part of the villa.
With the largest port in the South of France and its sandy beaches, Antibes is a great place to stay and offers direct access to the A8 autoroute, so touring the whole Cote d’Azur coast couldn’t be easier. It’s only minutes by car to the beach and centre of Antibes and the train station is just 10-15 minutes’ walk away. For the airport at Nice there are regular bus or train services.
The property has a maximum occupancy of 2 adults and 2 children and would be perfect for a small family, couple or individual looking for luxury accommodation, close to all the town has to offer. With the Centre International d’Antibes (language school) just a stone’s throw, the studio also lends itself to anyone who might be looking for accommodation whilst attending a course.
Living room: accessed via independent stairs and entrance, comprises comfortable sofa bed (which extends to 5ft), you can request the bed to be ‘made-up’ prior to arrival, wall-mounted Sony TV, Apple TV (2nd generation) installed to channel Netflix or to ‘mirror’ from your personal devices with hi-speed internet (no sky tv at the moment). Kitchenette with fridge, microwave, hob, sink, kettle, toaster and Nespresso coffee machine.
Bedroom: from living room, furnished with standard double (140cms), side tables with lamps and wardrobe.
Bathroom: from living room with shower, washbasin and W/C. Hairdryer available.
Outside: approx 1829 m2 of land with beautiful Travertine paving and gravel all around. Beautifully planted with bushes, bougainvillea, jasmine, olive, orange and fig trees. Small outdoor table & chairs - moved inside to create dining area, ideally would stay on the landing outside the entrance door, they can easily be moved should you prefer ‘al fresco’. Secure parking for one car.
Swimming pool: small plunge pool of 5x4 metres x 1.5m deep, with pool lights, fully maintained and secured with sensor alarm, 2 parasols and sun loungers.
Internet: fibre optic Wi-Fi inside and out for your devices.
Baby facilities: baby / infant travel cot and highchair available. An additional 90x90 single bed also available if required. All upon request, prior to arrival.
Bed, bathroom & kitchen linen: included in rental.
Electric & water: included in rental.
Winter heating: electric underfloor heating throughout and reversible air conditioning, included in rental.
End-of-stay cleaning: has been priced separately, so if you are staying for more than 1 week you’re not paying in duplicate. It’s 50 Euros and is paid directly in cash on arrival.
Taxe de Séjour: In France it's usually necessary to pay this (tourist tax) and it's calculated based on the number of people in your group and the time of year you stay. Under 18's are exempt. We will advise you of the tax due at the time you make your reservation and how it is to be paid.
Damage deposit: the owner requests a deposit of 300 Euros on arrival (more for longer stays). Alternatively, it’s possible here to make it in advance with JDV by way of a credit card guarantee. This will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: flexible upon request.
Short stays: not possible here - sorry
Pets: not permitted – sorry.
Smoking: not permitted inside – sorry.
Supplementary services: the owner may be able to arrange the following in advance and upon request, as a supplement: Babysitter, Masseur, Chauffeur, Daily cleaner, Chef.
Environmental features: yellow bin provided for plastic and paper recycling (no glass)
About the local area
Local shops can be found just 10 mins walk away in the heart of Antibes, where you have a great choice of boulangeries, butchers, fish, cheese shops and markets. There are many cafes and restaurants here too, the best ones being amongst the tiny streets of the old town and along it’s ramparts. The nearest boulangerie and supermarket (Monoprix) can be found at Place de Général de Gaulle, just 10 mins walk away. Juan-les-Pins is also just a 15-20 mins walk and Cannes 20 mins by car.
Local markets - the vibrant Marché Provençal in the heart of the old town of Antibes is a must see. All local produce; fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices, cheeses, honey and lavender, fragrant soaps, butchers, bakers and the poissonnier will Shuck fresh Oysters for you at the top of the market served with a glass of something chilled…. Friendly stallholders offer samples of their delicious products. There’s also a regular evening arts & craft fair held in the marketplace. Further markets can be found in Cannes and most of the towns.
Sporting activities in the area are abundant– there’s sailing, diving, fishing, water sports, jogging & rollerblading round the port, and of course the beaches. You are also in very close proximity to the mountains and hills of the Alpes Maritimes region here, which makes walking and cycling very popular. The Tennis Club d’Antibes and the Stade Nautique d’Antibes (Olympic size public swimming pool) are very close by.
The ski stations of Valberg, Isola 2000 and Auron are just under 2 hour’s drive away if you fancy a couple of days winter sports!
Beaches - there are many public and private beaches in the area of Antibes-Juan Les Pins and Cap d’Antibes. The nearby Plage de la Salis, is a lovely family friendly sandy beach, boasting the Antibes Sailing Club, leading to the beginning of Cap d’Antibes. It has a beautiful view of the historical Ramparts of the old town and there’s lots of activity out at sea where the spectacular superyachts are moored offshore. If you’re lucky enough to find a table outside, you can watch the world go by at the favourite boulangerie of the locals, De L’ilette, they bake the best baguette on the Cote d’Azur ! Royal Beach, plage privée, along the same stretch at Salis, a great place to spend the whole day and night, cool ambience for early evening aperitifs - 15 mins on foot or 5 by car, parking close by but Uber is the way to go.
Getting around - Antibes Train Station and Bus Terminal is just 10 mins walk, enabling you to tour the whole coast and further inland to Grasse. A car really isn’t necessary from here. Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport is approx. only 20 minutes.
Sightseeing is endless; you have Antibes and its historical old town and port; the town of Golfe-Juan and the Route Napoleon; Vallauris and its potteries; Cannes and its port, old town and famous promendae (Croissette); the beautiful Iles de Lerins just off Cannes; the charming hilltop village of Mougins. It’s also possible to travel to Nice & Monaco and cross over the border to experience the flavour of Italy!
Other entertainment - the Musée Picasso is a must see! Marineland and Aquasplash for a family day out are just 10-15 mins away. The Plage de la Garoupe, Cap d’Antibes has a wonderful history. It is one of the prettiest beaches nestled in a small cove - Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Picasso were just a few who came to attend glittering parties back in the day. Must reserve sun loungers and your table for lunch to avoid disappointment in high season. Plage Keller +33 493 61 33 74 Plage Joseph +33 4 93 61 36 52