The apartment is part of a lovely Provençal villa, built in 1933.
There are 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath with double sinks, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with sofa bed, a 160 m2 private garden with BBQ and terrace, and a private parking space.
is part of a beautiful old villa, on a quiet street lined with old olive trees, where cicadas love to sing in summer.
The apartment has a private entrance, with a parking spot directly before the gate. The garden gate leads you through the private garden and past the sunny terrace to the front door. There is an outdoor shower by the door, for rinsing off the sand after visiting the beach, and then you climb the two marble steps up and enter the hall, where beautiful old tiles feel cool on your bare feet. To your left is the fully-equipped modern kitchen, complete with full-sized appliances (oven, 3 burner gas stove/hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine), to your right is the living room, with French doors that open onto the terrace, inviting you out into the garden. The living room has a large comfy sofa.
Continuing down the hall, the second door on your left is the bathroom, cheerfully tiled in white and orange, with a full bath and double sinks.
The last two doors on your left and right are the two bedrooms, both equipped with double beds and ceiling fans, for a cool and undisturbed night's sleep, or a nice snooze after a glass of rosé on the terrace.
has teak furniture, a big parasol, and a top of the line Weber charcoal kettle barbecue for grilling whatever caught your eye at the market.
has been cultivated using only organic methods and is full of roses and 'herbes de Provence' - rosemary, thyme, sage, lavender... and the large tree at the foot of the garden is a culinary laurel (bay leaf tree). Feel free to add them to your cooking! The garden is home to quite a few adorable little lizards and frogs, who are somewhat shy but can be seen sunning themselves or hunting for insect prey.
are very important to us, and the apartment has been renovated and maintained using environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, non-allergenic materials. The house is well-insulated to improve energy efficiency, with built-in air circulation systems to maintain indoor air quality. The lighting is energy efficient and the garden has a drip-irrigation system to conserve water. Ceiling fans, an awning, and shutters keep the apartment cool and comfortable in summer without air-conditioning, and in winter, there is a modern gas central heating with warm water radiators in every room, which keeps it warm and cozy.
are very welcome! The apartment is child- and baby-friendly, and equipped with a foldable baby cot (crib) with organic latex mattress, high chair, baby bathtub and bath seat, potty and toilet seat reducer, as well as a step stool so younger children can use the sinks etc.
is interesting - the house has an Asian name, and has some unique architectural features, including two dragons on the roof, a Buddha statue over the main door, and an octagon on the façade. The house was apparently designed and built according to feng-shui principles, and that is perhaps one of the reasons why the house has such a peaceful, inviting atmosphere.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have complete access throughout the apartment and complete use of the private garden, terrace, BBQ, parking, etc.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
As guests are renting the entire flat, interaction will be low-key, just at arrival and departure for key hand over and inventory. This will be done by a dear friend of ours who lives in Antibes and can be reached at any time in case of questions or if anything is amiss.
We have lived in Antibes since 2006, and the apartment has been our family home since 2010. We sadly had to relocate for work, which is why we decided to offer the flat for rent. That being said, we know Antibes and the local area very well and have prepared for our guests a book and online document containing our tips for the best places to eat and favourite things to do.
The apartment has a private parking spot directly in front of the garden gate (entrance).
The rental price includes all linens: bed linens, bath and hand towels, baby sheets for the crib (if using), tablecloths, kitchen towels. (I hate renting a place and having to bring along all of this stuff - there's nothing like starting your holiday only to discover that your pillow cases don't fit, that there is no toilet paper, or that you forgot to buy salt or dish detergent.... we try to equip the flat as best we can!)
The apartment is equipped with a full baby kit: folding cot with organic latex mattress, high chair, baby bathtub, bath seat, potty, toilet seat reducer, stepstool. There is a stick blender in the kitchen (if you prepare your own baby purées), and there is an SPF 50 beach parasol and some sand toys available for your use.
Guests are expected to be respectful of our neighbours, that means keeping the volume to a reasonable level when outside between 10 pm-8 am.
The apartment is non-smoking. Smoking is acceptable in the garden but please use an ashtray, picking up cigarette butts is a pain and small children love to find them and put them in their mouths, yuck!
It is expected that the apartment be reasonably tidy at check out. It normally takes about 4 hours to completely clean the apartment - if it takes longer than that, a cleaning fee of €25 per additional hour will be deducted from your security deposit. And please: never ever put dirty dishes back in the cupboards.
If the sofa needs to have its covers removed and washed (Nutella, yoghurt, dirt...), €50 will be deducted, as it takes quite a lot of time to do this. There are blankets that can be used to cover the sofa, feel free to use them! :)
Don't forget to close the parasol and awning if you are going out (don't leave them open if you are not at home) - the wind can rise unexpectedly.
I'm Canadian by birth, but have lived and travelled all over. My husband is German, and we have a daughter who is four years old. We lived in Antibes until July 2014, when we moved back to Germany (for work reasons...). The apartment you see listed on AirBnB is our beloved home! It's very dear to us, which is why we decided to rent it instead of selling it. We hope you are as happy there as we have been.
We both love travelling (met in a backpackers in Africa!) and other joint interests include music, diving, hiking, and cooking.
Some memorable holidays have been Sicily, Morocco, and Mozambique.