About the property
- House1184 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 1 shower, 1 bathroom, 2 toilets, sleeps 8
This charming traditionally styled holiday house is composed of two old townhouses like a pyramid upside down. It's situated in the calm carless authentic medieval part of Old Antibes on historical Greek and Roman ground. The Picasso Museum in the Chateau Grimaldi and the impressing Roman Cathedral are neighbours.
Just around two corners you can buy fresh food at the everydays market as you'll be in no time at the sandy beach, the yacht-harbour, in lovely restaurants, interesting shops or famous museums. When you're coming back you'll profit from the amazing atmosphere of this exceptional house in quietness. The main part of it includes just like a flat a large living area with a passage to an open kitchen with a small open fireplace. The living opens to a wide loft which is often used as third bedroom with a double bed and a sofabed and gives access to the cosy terrace with sea view. 1st floor: bedroom, separate toilet and bathroom. Ground: studio with double bed, shower and WC ++
Les Volets Bleus is a house with character, the former owner a very well known Antibes furniture restaurator kept the century old wooden windows as he looked for handmade traditional material as the unique terracotta floor tiles or as he builded the handmade wooden kitchen or loft about 30 years ago. We see no need to replace these unique interior items by maybe more perfect functioning modern ones.
That also makes that Les Volets Bleus as a whole unit are not a perfect modern flat, as we try to show also with our fotos.
We are owners since 15 years now already and try to keep the house in this spirit, of course we renew despite of that permanently the necessary just to mention as a few example out of the recent past
- the heating-/boiler (in 2013, as all radators have thermostat valves now) we use all usual kitchen technique water boiler, replaced the dishwasher in 2011 etc. We don't use microwaves!
- in 2013 the sleepingroom on the first got a new parquet and a pure white painting instead of the beige former one, that makes the room brighter as before.
- few years ago we replaced the sofas in the living by a big leather sofa that is compatible for bigger parties.
- end of 2012 we built a second terrace level a bit higher than the already existing one ( 4 more steps to go) that permits panoramic sea view above the houses in the first row dierctly at the waterfront but who are also much more touched by traffic noise
- by that occasion we also built a U-formed sitting place opposite the entrance of the former existing terrace that allows diner for up to eight at a big table in the outside
Above all: The house is in a extreme central but despite that unique quiet position: The world-famous Picasso Museum is up this alley in less then 100 m. Here in the 'rue St. Esprit', the important French novelist Jacques Audiberti grew up, and the famous French song writer Claude Nougaro composed a song about him and this lane.
There is a beautiful sandy 'house beach' at the feet of the property without direct access, but the way to it is one of the most alive ones in Antibes and maybe whole the côte. You can buy fresh fish from the fisher-men's harbour sales point on it, can get your newspapers and baguettes on the way back from your morning swim as one out of hundred suggestions. Naturally there are sailing facilities and motorboat rentals in the harbour or nearby beaches.
Nice airport is less then 20 km away. The train station of Antibes is a TGV stop in about 10 minutes walking distance. The Bus station for public transport is about 5 minutes away. Free Parkings are rather nearby or very close on the remparts at the seaside, the house is in the quiet 2nd row
SPECIAL OFFER:: Please contact the owner to discuss rental conditions for eventual long term (winter) periods - for more than two weeks - and in case different periods are desired.
Parking situation: Usually - with very few exceptions - there are no parking's directly at the houses in the old town.
Les Volets Bleus are in the privileged situation to have two of the very last toll free parkings for residents of the old town in only 30/60 meters distance on the Ramparts, but as there are too few, evidently there is no guarantee to get one at every time. As everything is so near, we use ourselves a car seldom.
On request we can offer a parking card for a reserved area in the harbour for inhabitants of the old town reachable in a very nice walking distance by wonderful sightseeing ways.
For renters who come by aeroplane: Our house management provides a pick-up and bring service from and to the airport. Besides the possibility to rent a car at the airport, it is also possible to get one easily occasionally in Antibes, there are several car rentals close to Les Volets Bleus.
Public transport especially busses are cheap since some years and excellent related.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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We had 2 lovely weeks in the charming house in Antibes old town in september/october. The house is very well equiped and is located close to everything: The beach, the marked, the cathedral, the Picasso-museum and the towncenter. And the walking distance to railway and bus is suitable for everyone. We did not miss a hired care.
We were seven all in all at the range between 10 and 83 years. Everybody were satisfied, and som of us specially enjoined the roof terrace in the evening with a book, cigar, calvados and coffee. Splendid.
Thansk to Jutta and Robert.
Nice old house in the centre of Antibes
we had a wonderful week in this nice old townhouse.
Everything what we needed was there, the beach nearby and the supermarket an market! 5 minutes to go... the roof-deck was amazing, wheather was perfect.
Thanks for sharing this place!
Dieses Haus, seine Lage, seine Einrichtung ist ein Traum. Direkt in der Altstadt, nah zum Meer und dem Markt gelegen, kann man sich einfach keinen besseren Ort wünschen. Wir waren im Februar dort und so war es für uns auch wichtig, dass das Haus eine Heizung hat und innen sehr gemütlich ist. Alles war sauber, die Küche hat alles, was man zum Kochen braucht und auf der Dachterrasse konnten wir schon im Februar meist den ersten Kaffee am Morgen mit Blick aufs Meer und die Dächer der Altstadt trinken. Uns hat es besonders gefallen, dass das Haus nicht so steril und kühl eingerichtet ist, wie die meisten anderen Häuser/Wohnungen, die im Internet angeboten werden. Wir haben vier (Arbeits-)Wochen dort verbracht und uns vom ersten Tag an sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Kommunikation mit dem Vermieter war schnell und sehr gut. Die englischsprachigen Betreuer vor Ort ebenfalls.
Wundervolles Haus in historischer Altstadt
Das Haus liegt ruhig in einer malerischen Gasse von Antibes mitten in der historischen Altstadt. In 3 Minuten erreicht man zu Fuß den Stadtstrand, den Hafen mit Megayachten aber auch günstigem Motorbootverleih, den Marktplatz, die Stadtmauer und die Promenade mit vielen Bars und Restaurants. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll und authentisch eingerichtet. Es hat uns an nichts gefehlt. Wir haben uns von einer nahe gelegenen Boulangerie Croissants und Baguettes geholt und auf der sonnigen Dachterrasse gefrühstückt. Von hier aus hat man einen tollen Blick über die Dächer Antibes und auf das Meer. Die Terrasse ist ebenfalls für lauschige Rotweinabende zu empfehlen.
Die umgebenen Orte Nizza, Cannes und Monaco sind mit dem Auto aber auch mit dem Zug schnell zu erreichen.
Die Besitzer waren sehr zuvorkommend und haben uns noch ein paar Insidertipps gegeben.
Fantastic location for the Antibes Yacht Show
We had a wonderful professional stay at Les Volets Bleus (only 200m from our stand at the Antibes Yacht Show 2011!). The accommodation was spotlessly clean. The house is perfectly well equipped. The house is next to everything incl. supermarkets, the bars and restaurants of Antibes. There is an excellent restaurant just in front of the house in the same street! The beach is at 50m from the house. We have no hesitation in recommending this house to others. Enjoy!
Wonderful holiday in this cozy house
We enjoyed a very pleasant stay in Les Volets Bleus.
While the kids went to school, I had the choice to spend my free hours either on the beautiful terrasse of the house, in the busy alleys of the old town close by sipping a coffee or on the beach around the corner.
During our 5 days stay we had a lot of fun in Antibes in general and in the house in particular, which is individually furnished (comfortable sofa, many lamps for reading, nice posters on the walls, TV, telephone, internet connection, etc.) and equipped with all the guests need (plenty of dishesand pans, washing maschine, dish washer, hair-dryer, etc.)
The pick up from the airport was very convenient as were the many tips and links we received from the owners (very nice couple who spend a lot of time themselves in Les Volets Bleus).
The english couple who takes care of the house welcomes the guests upon their arrival and leaves their number. It was nice to know that there was somebody we could call, just in case. Otherwise we found our way around thanks to the information provided by the owners (map which indicated supermarkets, rubbish containers, parking lots, pharmacies, etc.)
'I have known Antibes for more than forty years and I have lived here for twenty. It stands alone as the only town on the Cote d'Azur that has kept its identity and its soul, and it is also the only one where I truly feel at home.'
Graham Greene ....
This property is situated in the true historical part just a few steps from the sea, 'Plage Gravette' our house beach that makes a pool unneccessary is nestled at he feet of the quarter, some of the most familiar sandy beach places at whole Cote d'azur. At Antibes harbour next to it you'll find yachts only seen in films or television before, the Picasso museum -former Grimaldi castle- is near just like a neighbour, the Marchée Provencale also at no distance to get fresh food every day around the corner, plenty of restaurants to approve every day another one, none that can be called bad. The house is situated in a quiet pedestrian area, no car needed - carrentals nearby - parkingspace with a special resident card in the nearby harbour can be provided on request.
The house has on the loft level above the kitchen and living area a very nice terra cotta tiled terrace which is framed by blossoming climbing plants all around, protected against wind and -view already with partly sea view. NEW: Since 2012 we added a four steps higher new platform with terrific panoramic sea view above the houses in the first row at the waterfront as we widened the older part with a U-form sittingplace with a big table that permits to dine with up to eight on the terrace.
in the nearby Alpes fast to reach
Additional pricing information
Extra: 25 Euros for linen, energies, water etc. per person and week, final cleaning included. The upper part of the house offers all facilities for up to 6, the complete house for up to 8 persons. The studio apartment has an optional separate entrance but is normally connceted to the rest of the house, it has thus it's own kitchenette and is also fully equipped with television, DVD and CDradio.
one third to secure the reservation the rest one month before the beginning of the rental period