Sleeps 4-6 People: 2 Large Double Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Plus 2 Single Beds
- English, French
About Celia Greetham
The house has been a much loved family retreat for many, many years. It has been enjoyed by generations of family and friends and although we have recently renovated areas like the kitchen we are keen to retain its character and charm and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Celia Greetham purchased this House in 1973
Why Celia Greetham chose Antibes Old Town
The house is a great mix – a few steps from the Picasso museum and close to the bustling Provencal Market, beaches, restaurants, cafés, nightlife and amenities of Old Antibes, and yet it traffic free setting and picturesque provencal style make it feel like a real escape in the centre of the Old Town.
What makes this House unique
The property is accessed via a pretty cobbled lane in an area that has been pedestrianised to retain its charm. Guests are permitted special access to unload their taxi but beyond this the street remains a car free haven.
Allowed on roof terrace
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely house but not all as described
The house is lovely and nicely done with lots of original features from wooden beams to floor tiles and it is furnished with some antique furniture. We enjoyed the roof terrace despite the 42 steps from ground floor to get there. But I was disappointed in the cooking facilities - there is only a microwave with integrated convector oven which is not easy to cook in - disappointing when you like to bake local fish, etc and this not made clear in the house description. Some of the crockery and glassware is chipped and needs a good sort out. The house info wasn't entirely satisfactory with the manuals in different places in the house (microwave on drawer on top floor). I was expecting more info about the local area - what open on Sunday (including the days of the market) important when you are arriving after closing on Saturday and I know many food shops closed on Sunday. No local maps or info. Not really up to scratch for a house that wasn't cheap to rent. And the tv wasn't working (not that we wanted it but it should have been as mentioned in house facilities).
Wonderful place and location in Antibes.
The property was very clean and well organized.
The location in the vieille ville was excellent.
During the stay there was no need for contact with the owner.
However, at the very end she was available and very helpful to allow a reentry to retrieve a forgotten item.
Very high rating.
I would definitely recommend the place and owner.
I would stay there again.
Wonderful house in the vieille ville of Antibes
It's difficult to add anything to either Celia's description or that of the other guests. The house in the old, medieval village of Antibes is just as charming as it appears in the photos. It is well and generously appointed with a location that is just perfect. Antibes dating back some 2,500 years, created by the Greeks and developed by the Romans, is a town rich in history with a contemporary lifestyle that offers a wealth of activities for today's visitors. Everything is within walking distance of the property but if you wish to go further afield the local Envibus network (Valbonne, Cap d'Antibes, Biot, Cagnes, Juan les Pins e.g.) is cheap and good. The train trip along the coast to Monte Carlo affords some magnificent scenery. The 250 Express Bus from the Pole d'Echanges, Antibes, to Nice airport is comfortable and good value at 11 euros, one-way. In fact, the whole area is well serviced by public transport. A car is not necessary. We especially loved our walks out to the Cap d'Antibes, beaches such as Plage de la Garoupe and the local restaurants and wine shops.
A combination of comfortable beds, old stone walls, heavy wooden shutters and sea air always ensured a great night's sleep. We had a wonderful holiday to reminisce about for years to come due in no small part to this charming house. Unfortunately, I did miss the TV being out of action during our visit.
Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I know you missed watching french television. I am still struggling to get service from SFR and will change supplier if it is not remedied shortly.
Very nice property in the heart of Old Antibes
We enjoyed an early September week in Antibes in this property. Ideal location at the heart of Old Antibes, with its daily market, strolling its medieval sized streets, with large variety of shops, cafés, and restaurants. Easy walk to beaches, either small Gravette or much larger L'Ilette. 15 minute walk to train station for day trips to nearby Nice or Canne. The property itself was as described, cozy, but with enough room for the 4 of us, plus an outdoor sitting area on the top floor, with views on the sea. As there is no AC, the top two floors can get warm during the day, but as we spent our days out, not a problem. Owner was a pleasure to work with, very responsive and helpful. Recommended
Old town charm
18 Rue du Bateau is the perfect address for a relaxed stay in the most characterful part of Antibes with all the comforts of home. A delightful house with an air of antiquity but with all the modern conveniences you need and a lovely view from the roof terrace - the sunrises are magical!
Great house - got a little warm on the upper bedroom floor but nothing too hot
Great town, with wonderful market very close by. Brilliant bus system linking all towns along the coast.
Great buzz around Antibes and the beaches were fantastic!
The house sits right in the heart of Antibes Old Town with its café culture and chilled out Riviera chic. Step out of the front door and take a stroll along the picture postcard back streets of the Vielle Ville, steeped in history and hiding a myriad charming cafes and boutiques.
The house is situated between Antibes town’s three sandy beaches. Take a short (300m) stroll through quiet back streets or past the bustling local produce stalls of the Provencal Market to reach the Town Beach, a protected site nestled right into the old stone city walls. A ten minute walk along the dramatic coast wall ‘Ramparts’ will take you first to the chic private ‘Plage Royal’ and then the long golden sweep of Salis Beach reaching right along to the sailing club and beach bar.
You could take an evening stroll past arts and crafts stalls and a huge selection of cafes, bars and restaurants down to the glamorous Port Vauban, just a 5 minutes walk away, to take in the yachts and super yachts there.
True to its artistic roots Antibes boasts an impressive range of cultural activities – the renowned Picasso Museum is just yards from the house and overlooks the sea from its impressive setting; a short walk will take you to the Musee Peynet; while the Musee Fernand Leger and Musee Renoir are a short bus or car ride away. There are also cultural festivals throughout the year.
There are numerous boat hire options run from the Port (5 mins walk), water ski rides run from beside Plage Royal and the sailing school beyond Salis Beach runs a range of courses from sailing to windsurfing. Nearby Juan Les Pins has yet more night-life options, and ferries to the pretty walks and beaches of the Isles de Lerins.