Villa Charlotte is located in a peaceful area of upscale residences, just a 20-minute walk from the center of Cannes. Inviting and fresh, the stylish apartment offers one bedroom and a combined living area, both opening to private patios and gardens. Facing south and west, the apartment features lovely garden views and wonderful light. A bedroom with queen bed looks outdoors to a classical statue, cypress trees and shaded seating area. The living space includes a fully-equipped kitchen and comfortable areas for sitting and dining. Beyond is a patio where outdoor furniture and large planter with lemon tree and roses encourage al fresco living. The surrounding grounds, green and lush, feature an infinity-edge swimming pool and Mediterranean gardens with flowers, trees and birds. Close to all of Cannes’ excitement, but a secluded oasis to refresh and relax, the apartment is a perfect pied-à-terre to enjoy Cannes, Nice and the stunning Côte d’Azur – with easy access to Provence and Italy.
More about the Apartment: The open living space includes a compact, complete kitchen and comfortable dining and sitting areas. The Italian-design kitchen features top-of-the-line Siemens and Bosch appliances, including refrigerator/freezer, oven, induction cook-top, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer combination. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, glasses, cutlery, knives, pots, pans, cooking utensils, toaster and more. The gracious living area also features a dining table for four, Bo Concept leather sofa, comfortable chairs, entertainment center with 26” (68 cm) flat-screen Sony TV, DVD and original artwork. The living space continues al fresco. Sliding glass doors open to the private patio with table, four chairs and a large jardinière with lemon tree, roses, lavender and more. The two terraces are connected by a large, private garden area with grass, a small palm tree and other Mediterranean plantings. The apartment faces south and west, the preferred exposures, and has air-conditioning.
More about Villa Charlotte: Villa Charlotte is a small, gated residence in a tranquil area of Cannes called Oxford, known for its Belle Epoque villas and other high-quality properties. The property is named after Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, born Charlotte of Prussia. She and husband Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Meiningen were former owners, and Charlotte created delightful gardens on its grounds. More recently, the property housed a mid-century hotel. This was taken down to its concrete walls and rebuilt in 2008 to become today’s Villa Charlotte.
Amenities at Villa Charlotte include a large swimming area with inviting infinity-edge pool, wading pool, gated entry and a dedicated parking space for the apartment. Spacious communal gardens feature an iron gazebo, marble bench and flowers. Phoenix palms, cypresses and nettle trees shade ornamental lemon trees, flowers and greenery in a lush and cool haven. The property’s peace and serenity provide a perfect contrast to the hustle & bustle found in Cannes’ center.
More about the Area: Cannes is a charming city renowned for its film festival at the Palais des Festivals on La Croisette. In the nearby port are stunning yachts from around the world. Across the street is Allée de la Liberté, where markets of flowers or antiques start each day. Overlooking the sea and white-sand beaches, La Croisette on one side is a place to stroll along a wide promenade. The other side is for indulgence – at elegant shops like Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Prada – or relaxation at sidewalk cafes. Along nearby Rue d’Antibes, shops are plentiful but less dear. The old town of Le Suquet beckons with delectable dining.
Villa Charlotte is a 15- or 20-minute walk from Cannes’ center. On the way is the train station, with easy access east to Antibes, Nice, Monaco and Italy. Aix-en-Provence and Marseille are west. Buses to town center are just steps from Villa Charlotte. Shops, restaurants, grocery stores and a boulangerie are nearby. The sea is 800 meters away. Nice Airport is 20 kilometers.