Sunny Flat With Private Garden
The apartment is part of a beautiful old villa, on a quiet street lined with old olive trees, where cicadas love to sing in summer.
The neighbourhood itself is directly adjacent to downtown Antibes, which means that everything is within easy walking distance: the old town (Vieil Antibes), the Marché Provençal, the Picasso Museum, the harbour, various beaches, all of the restaurants and shops and supermarkets and bakeries... The train and bus stations are also easily reached on foot. And although it's conveniently located, it is a quiet residential neighbourhood, where you can sleep in summer with open windows.
The apartment has a private entrance, 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, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine), to your right is the living room, with French doors that open onto the terrace, inviting you out into the garden.
Continuing down the hall, the second door on your left is the bathroom, cheerfully renovated 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 queen beds and ceiling fans, for a cool and undisturbed night's sleep, or a nice snooze after a glass of rosé on the terrace.
The terrace has teak furniture, a nice big parasol, and a top-quality charcoal kettle barbecue for grilling whatever caught your eye at the market. The garden 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.
Environmental topics are very important to us, and the apartment has been renovated and maintained using environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, non-allergenic materials - e.g. the paint throughout the house is eco-label and non-VOC, the flooring is all tile or non-offgassing laminate/cork, the mattresses and pillows are anti-dustmite covered, the vacuum cleaner has a HEPA filter to prevent recirculation of dust and particles, and the cleaning products are based on soap, vinegar, and other 'green' products. 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.
One small point of interest: 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 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.
One final comment: the house is within a few minutes' walk of the CIA (Centre International d'Antibes, a well-known language school specialised in teaching French as a Foreign Language).
House rulesGuests 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!
|Weekly rate for up to 4 guests||1077 NZ$|
|Monthly rate for up to 4 guests||2961 NZ$|
|Price for > 4 guests||9 NZ$ per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
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