Luxury and Modern 2 bedroom Apt. Quiet gated development with communal swimming pool and beautiful landscaped gardens. Near the Beach.
Sleeps Max: 6
Year Built: 2008
Internal Area in m2: 57
Plot Size in m2: 91.8
Car Parking: 1
Is Car Hire Advised: No
NB: All price includes Meet and Greet, Final Changing of Linen and Towels.
The Cote d'Azur, often known in English as the French Riviera is located on the South-eastern coastline of France. Stretching along the warm, blue waters of the Mediterranean are endless sunny beaches, charming old towns with its quaint streets and glamorous yachts docking in the marinas. In all its glitz and glamour, the snow-capped Alps make a spectacular backdrop where the slopes and the sea are merely an hour apart by car.
The French Riviera enjoys long, warm summers and short, mild winters with the sun legendary shining 320 days a year. During warmer months one can find sunbathers on the beaches of sand or pebbles, roller-bladers and strollers along the Croisette in Cannes, Promenade de l'hippodrome in Cagnes Sur Mer and the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. During winter months the Alps are alive with their snowy peaks and sunny ski resorts, only about an hour's drive towards the north.
The apartment consists of two double bedrooms, a luxury living/dining room, separate kitchen, bathtub/shower room and separate toilet. The bedrooms, separate kitchen and living room have double-glazed glass-doors with electric shutters, each opens to a private terrace and garden. All rooms are South-West facing and catches the bright afternoon sun. The apartment is neutrally decorated and furnished, equipped with a 32" wide LCD cable TV (Digital Channels), Home Cinema System, WIFI broadband, Free telephone calls to international landline (mobile tariffs as per France Orange provider) and telephone entry system.
The property is a secured gated community that composed of several small buildings with beautiful landscaped gardens (broad shaded pedestrian walk-path of palm trees, olive trees, Japanese garden and local regional trees etc). There is a good size swimming pool with an attached wading/baby pool and ample visitors' car-parks within the gated development.
The views along the coastal road, Bord de Mer (RN98) are beautiful and can be enjoyed by car or by train. The coastal route from Cannes takes you through Antibes Juan-les-Pins, Nice, Eze-sur-Mer, Beaulieu, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Monaco and on to Ventimiglia in Italy. You can alight at any station along your route to explore a town, then continue your journey.
Antibes is home of the largest private yacht marina (Port Vauban) in Europe. Some of the world's largest and most lavishly appointed yachts have Port Vauban as their home port, including Russian oil billionaire Roman Abramovich's 86 m Ecstasea and his gift to fellow Russian billionaire Eugene Shvidler (Le Grand Bleu). Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen's yacht Octopus is a regular visitor to the harbor. Next to the Port Vauban is the vieille ville (Old Town) with its tall houses and narrow pavements. Walking along medieval streets of the Old Town, you can find cafes, restaurants, churches, art galleries and authentic shops. Here you will also find Renoir's home and situated in the Chateau Grimaldi, the Picasso museum. During the summer, Marche Provencal (covered market) provides a vast array of local condiments and delicacies.
Cap du Antibes
The Cap du Antibes, marked by the lighthouse at the highest point, is a lush setting of some very large and very expensive estates, even by "French Riviera" standards. One of the most beautiful dwelling of Le Cap d'Antibes is Villa Eilenroc, which is open for visits. It also has the hotel of choice for international celebrities who prefer to avoid the bright lights and bussel of the Croissette in Cannes.
Juan-Les-Pins boasts fine, sandy beaches and a vibrant nightlife. Famed for its jazz festival in July and August, "Jazz a Juan" is a season of music with fireworks displays. Along the street behind the seaside stage where "Jazz a Juan" is held, one will find ceramic tiles laid into the pavement with handprints of more than 50 jazz musicians who have played at this festival. A ride on "Le petit train" (the little train), departing from Juan-Les-Pins will let you experience both the ancient and modern town known as Antibes Juan-Les-Pins.
The Stylish and chic Cannes is a about 14Km away and is perhaps most famous for the Film Festival held each May and the iconic Carlton Hotel. Cannes is worth visiting for its shopping along the famous Croisette with its exclusive designer boutiques but also (and more affordably) the long shopping street running the length of the Rue Antibes.
The village of BIOT, 8km to the north from Antibes. The village itself is extremely beautiful and oozes with art in every form of architectural, sculpted, ceramic, jewelled, painted and culinary. The main attraction is the glassworks which produces the famous hand-blown bubble glass.
Grasse, 27km inland from Antibes and with some stunning views over the Cote, is the world capital of parfumiers and has been for almost 300 years. Its is the center of the French perfume industry and is known as the worlds perfume capital (la capitale mondiale des parfums). It produces over two-thirds of Frances natural aromas (for perfume and for food flavourings).
Cosmopolitan Nice is the largest city on the Cote d'Azur. It enjoys a wealth of traditional architechure and the narrow streets of the old town and their many shops and cafes are great to explore. Nice is also home to a lovely flower market in the Cours Saleya area of the town. A lovely place to stroll is along the Promenade des Anglais which stretches right along the coast alongside the pebble beach. Nice hosts a carnival every February.
Monaco is an independent Principality comprising two towns set on hilltops. The older town of Monaco is full of character with narrow cobbled streets full of cafes and shops, it is here you will find the Royal Palace and the Napoleon Bonaparte museum. Monte Carlo is the newer part which houses the famous casino, which is open to visitors as well as the rich and famous. The Monaco Grand Prix is held each May.
Parc de Vaugrenier
The Parc de Vaugrenier, 2 km up the coast (towards Nice) from the Antibes, has wide, hard-packed running and walking paths in the shade of its trees. There are fields for playing ball and plenty of spots for picnicking. Also, there is a children playground there.
Piscine Municipale Antibes
Piscine Municipale Antibes (1km from the vacation home) is a nearby indoor aquatic centre with heated pools. The local "Piscine Municipale Antibes" is about 15 minutes walk away. There are four pools (Two indoor and two outdoor) altogether, including three olympic size pool and one pool for babies and young children.
Aquasplash Theme Park (http://www.marineland.fr), boasts Frances fastest water slide, the Black Cannon, which propels riders to speeds of 60km/h, open all summer long offering attractions to keep even hard-core thrill seekers happy, including a wave pool, slides, toboggans, flumes and rubber-ring rides.
Marineland (http://www.marineland.fr), a family attraction on the French Riviera near Antibes-Juan les Pins, is all about the sea. Open throughout the summer. A series of shows throughout the day feature killer whales, sea lions and dolphins. There is also an aquarium, where visitors can walk through a 30-metre tunnel surrounded by sharks, along with tanks of tropical species including clown fish and seahorse.
La Ferme du Far West
La Ferme du Far West (http://lafermedufarwest.fr), is a large, far west-themed farm park, part of the hugely entertaining Marineland complex. With everything from chickens to horses, it allows children and adults to get up close and interact with the animals. One of La Petite Ferme's favourite attractions: every child is entitled to a pony ride accompanied by an adult holding a lead. Other attractions are Paddlewheel boats cruise, Galloping horses, Funambulo, Giant Inflatable Structure etc.
This crazy golf of three, 18 hole courses, in the midst of the giant Marineland complex, hides waterfalls, caves and surprising decoration. The course takes about 50 minutes for two players and about 1 hour and 15 minutes for four players.
Antibes Land (http://www.azurpark.com/antibes.html) is an amusement park with international sideshows and fun rides for grown-ups and children. There are also ice-cream parlours and restaurants in the park.
Visiobulle Juan Les Pins
Approximately an hour long excursion via a glass-bottomed boat. Discover the Cap d'Antibes with underwater view in the millionaire's bay along the cliffs, pine forests, the Rascouis reefs and of the lighthouse of l'Ilette.
Karting Juan Les Pins
The Juan les Pins go-cart track is located on the Promenade du Soleil, in the heart of Juan les Pins by beaches and the sea. Children from 5 to 13 can have fun on 200m3 petrol, 4 time, go-karts, with the accelerator on the steering wheel and equipped with an automatic, safety, stopping system that may be manned at a distance.
Nice's Parc Phoenix is home to one of the largest glass-houses in the world, the Diamond Vert ("green diamond"), where the rarest species of plants bloom and thrive in their native climates. Step back in time and discover some of the earliest types of plant life on the Ile des Temps Revolus (Island that Time Forgot), set in the middle of an artificial lake. Ethnographic artifacts are treasured at the park's Musee Departmental des Artes Asiatiques. This nature lover's paradise is suitable for all ages and makes the perfect getaway for both educational visits and fun days out for children. The vast animal collections, intriguing plants and exotic flowers will leave you spellbound by nature's beauty and abundance.
Zoo Parc Cap-Ferrat
Zoo Parc Cap-Ferrat (http://www.zoocapferrat.com), is zoological park can be found in the verdant depths of the Cap Ferrat, among the villas of the wealthy, around 10km from Nice itself (easily accessible by car). Come look at the bears, crocodiles, lemurs, monkeys, macaws and tigers, and the kids can even stroke the little goats. There is also an open air snack-bar and a small playground area.
General FeaturesCable/Satelite TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Furnished, Hair Dryer, Internet,
Outside FacilitiesBBQ, Garden, Outside Dining, Pool, Table/Chairs,
Local Activities and SuitabilityAdventure, Bike Paths, Boating, Children, Communal Pool, Controlled Access, Fitness Center, Playground/Park, Public Transportation, Relaxation, Restaurants/Bars, Small Shops, Sports Complex, Supermarket, Tennis Courts, Theme Park, Water Sports, Walks,
Kitchen and Dining FacilitiesCooker, Cutlery, Dining Table, Freezer, Fridge, Grill, Microwave, Pots/Pans, Toaster, Washing Machine,
Bedroom and Bathroom Facilities2 Bedrooms, 2 Double Beds, 1 Cots, Free Linen, 1 Bathrooms, Free Towels,
Unsuitable ForPets, Same Sex Groups, Smokers,