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Characterful townhouse, centre of Old Antibes; terrace, sea view, wifi, parking

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom house, walking distance to town market, beach, shops and restaurants

Lovely and characterful charming old townhouse in historic old town of Antibes, it is a 5 min. stroll from the provencal market where fresh local produce and crafts can be purchased. The Picasso Museum and the Cathedral are also very close. Within a few minutes stroll there are many restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. The local sandy beaches are an easy walk from the house. Everything you need is within a walk of the house. Watersports are available at the beach - boats can be hired at the marina. You can also join the locals for an evening game of petanque/boules with the provided set. Lovely setting for family or romantic break. The house is set over 4 floors and has a spiral staircase linking each floor. There are two en-suite bedrooms (1 double,1 twin) on the first and then second floors, a light living-room, with English TV channels and wi-fi and a well-equipped kitchen on the 3rd floor. There is a small roof terrace with a sea view to one side and a terracota roof view to the other, which is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or meal. Juan Les Pins, Cannes, Nice, Monaco and the villages of Biot, Eze and St Paul De Vence are all easily reached for day trips. Please see link at the very bottom of the page for a virtual tour of the house - taken September 2013.

The house is set up as follows: utility area on the ground floor with washing machine, dryer and drying racks; parking is available too, please speak with owner. 1st floor 2 twins in this bedroom with en-suite; 2nd floor double master bedroom. superking bed with en-suite; 3rd floor living/dining room and kitchen; there are 2 comfortable sofas, dining room table and chairs for 4, TV/DVD; kitchen is fully equiped with oven, kettle, dishwasher and all the utensils you might need!; then last set of open-style stairs to the roof terrace. All staircases are shown in the photos.

The stairs up to the terrace are an 'open-style'with a rope handrail which may not be suitable for an older person or toddlers. Please just ask for more info.

The garage may only be used with prior agreement with the owner and is only suitable for a small compact doors. The doors open from the inside so there is space to accommodate a small vehicle. Road access to rue de la Tourraque can be restricted at certain times of the day during the summer. See local signs for more information.

Arriving at the house: Check-in/check-out service is organised via a local property management company. You will be met at the house and they will show you into and around the property. This service for arrivals/departures between 9am-7pm. Check-in/check-out timings will be arranged with them - their contact details will be provided once a booking is made. Outside of these timings, we will make other arrangements with you, which may incur an out-of-hours fee.

We have a contact name to give if you wish to organise transfers to and from Nice airport if you so wish - 70/80€ each way.

During the peak summer months arrival and departure will be on Saturdays - particularly in June/July/August.

Check-in is between 4.00pm - 7.00pm - (earlier check-in may be possible by request).

Check-out is by 10.00am latest- (late check-out may be possible by request).

Check in/out plus cleaning fee is currently €130 (1 week) and €150 for 2 weeks which is left by guests at the stay for the check in representative at the start of their stay.

Further information: Please don't hesitate to e-mail if you have any further questions about the house or area.

More Details

Alisa Gallgher-Pugh
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018

About Alisa Gallgher-Pugh

This is us with Grandma enjoying the beach in Antibes. Although we grew up in London we visited France frequently as a family. We regularly come out for family holidays to Antibes and long weekends away. Our family love coming out to the house too!

Alisa Gallgher-Pugh purchased this house in 1998

Why Alisa Gallgher-Pugh chose Antibes

This house belonged to our father who loved France and everything French. He particularly loved the old town and this house has charm and character of a typical French town house in the 'vieille ville'.

What makes this house unique

Everyone says the climb to the top is worth it. Relax and have a glass of wine on the roof terrace and enjoy the views. We love watching the super yachts during the summer and the sun sets can be pretty amazing too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for letting us stay again at your apartment. We had the best time again. It looks like we are going to want to do another 2 weeks next year....
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Antibes in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Garage only used with prior owner's agreement No more than 4 people to reside at house All parasols/cushion to be taken inside when leaving terrace
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Balcony out French doors
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • - Towels and bedding is all provided. - Ample space for hanging and storing clothes in each room. - A travel cot can be requested for additional charge. (linens not provided). - Hair-dryer, iron and iron board and tea-towels are also provided.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
- The TV has French TNT and English speaking channels; there is a selection of varied DVDs at the house. -The house is tall and thin and has a spiral staircase throughout. - The stairs up to the terrace are really quite steep and are fairly open, there is a rope handrail -therefore care needs to be taken and young children need to be watched; please see the photo. Older/less mobile guests might find the ascent a challenge! - the terrace has a new window/door at the top of the wooden stairs and then one step out to the terrace. Care needs to be taken going down the stairs as they are steep.


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Characterful townhouse, centre of Old Antibes; terrace, sea view, wifi, parking
average rating of 4.655738 based on 103 reviews

very comfortable and great location

  • 4 of 5

lovely 2 week stay in Alisa's house which is situated in Old Antibes

It's a fab location as you are 5 mins away from the local beach and 12 mins away from the other beaches in the cap d'Antibes. You can see the sea and beaches from the roof terrace. It is also close to the market and supermarkets.Lovely restaurants and bars are all in stumbling distance!

It's a roomy ,down to earth house with everything you would need for a self catering stay in France. The stairs upto the roof terrace may be of concern for people with mobility issues or young children and you would have to bear that in mind.

it's very well located for Antibes and exploring the riviera as about a 25 minute walk to the station where you can get trains to Nice,Monaco and cannes.

This is the second time we have stayed in Alisa's house and it feels like home from home.

The french contact Sabrina was also very helpful with queries such as finding a local taxi firm and if the tv lost channels

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad you enjoyed your second holiday at our house. Yes, the stairs up to the roof terrace are steep, so children must be accompanied. The view at the top is wonderful, especially at sunset. I hope to welcome you back again next year. AG-P
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Very nice house!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in the old city, all shops and restaurants are near, the beach and the provancale market just two steps. Clean and comfortable house with all facilities and the terrase with sea view. Helpful and lovely owners. We are happy and shall come next year! Thank's a lot to Alisa and Sabrina!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. We're getting more and more return visitors, which shows how much people enjoy staying in our characterful house...and enjoy the local area. Looking forward to having you back again next year. A G-P.
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August 2017

  • 5 of 5

I love staying in this house in Old Town Antibes. Great location for the town, lots of services close by, great spot to explore the french coast.

Very relaxed owners and very helpful contact in the town.

2nd year there and have booked again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you back for a second year. The house is so central that you can enjoy so much within walking distance and the new restaurants which pop up year after year. Looking forward to having you back again for your holiday next summer. AG-P
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A characterful home from home full of charm in the most idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

Living the french riveria dream in the most delightful townhouse that oozes charm and character set in the most idyllic setting. Nestled in the old town close to the vibrant market, Picasso museum and inbetween two beautiful beaches, you couldn't want for more.

The house even provides a most relaxing roof terrace with the state of the art roof, so you can enjoy late dinners in the closing sunshine with the most romantic view. A house fully equipped from a fully loaded kitchen to beach ready equipment. We thoroughly enjoyed our late summer family vacation with early rises to late night swimming polished off with a game of boules. A few day trips by train to Cannes allowed us to explore the wonderful coastline. Alisa has provided endless information in the house and Sabrina has a lifetime of knowledge of the area if you're stuck for something to do or need help locating anything. Fully recommend, Catherine, who Alisa recommended to us for easy hassle free transfers to and from the airport. A wonderful home from home beautiful house that we just absolutely adore.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, you packed a lot in! So happy that you enjoyed your second holiday in Antibes and that you had such a good time! There are many nearby towns to explore and the train is definitely the best way to get around! AG-P
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Oberlin, OH, USA and London, UK

Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming annually since 2004, so that tells you how terrific the house is. Nice improvement of the roof access this year. Alisa is the perfect hostess.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our most loyal guests -and we look forward to welcoming you back again next year! Glad you like the terrace. AG-P
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Southport, UK

Quirky town house in a superb location at the heart of the Old Town

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just spent 4 nights at this delightful house and the perfect location for exploring Antibes and its surroundings. The property is clean, comfortable and has everything that you could wish for during a stay. The layout of the house is great with the living areas upstairs providing the views over the old town and the sleeping areas in the cooler lower part of the house. The roof terrace is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer while watching some of the world's largest mega-yachts cruise the local waters of the Med.

There are many local restaurants in old town Antibes and no shortage of places to drink. The daily covered market is almost on the doorstep for those who prefer to buy fresh and eat in.

Public transport is very accessible and reasonably priced. We took a bus along the Cap d'Antibes one day and a train to Monaco another day. All in all Antibes is a great centre for exploring this part of the world.

C & R, Southport, UK.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Despite the stairs, it's worth a climb, and it's a lovely place to relax. Getting the local trains and buses is a fantastic way to discover the local surroundings- there's really no need for a car! I hope to welcome you back again. A G-P
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Port Vauban - Antibes
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
golf - villeneuve loubet
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Gare SNCF Antibes
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Le Comptoir
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Plage du Ponteil and Plage de La Salis
Car: not necessary

The house is 25 minutes by taxi from Nice Airport, transfers can be arranged. A regular express bus service runs from Nice Airport to Antibes. It is a 15 minute walk to the train station, there are regular trains to Cannes, Nice, Monaco and to Italy. Other places of interest are: Biot (famous for its glassware), Grasse (known for its fragrances & perfume museum) and St Paul de Vence (a beautiful village known for its art).

Nearby beaches: Plage de la Gravette and Plage de Salis are both 5-10 min. walk. La Garoupe and Keller Beaches are 20 min. walk or can be accessed by bus.

Sailing, yachting, water-skiing, wake-boarding, canoeing and wind surfing are all available locally. There are many golf courses in the area and there are tennis courts in the town. Skiing is available at Isola 2000 or Auron, both are about 1 hours drive away. The Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix are both in May. The Juan les Pins Jazz Festival is in July.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £441.94

- £400/€500 security deposit returned after cleaning and keys returned
- client leaves full cleaning fee of €130/1 week or €150/2 weeks upon departure
- All credit card processing fees for payments/refunds are borne by clients in full
- 30% deposit to secure booking + security and then full payment due 8 weeks before departure.
- Security deposit refunded minus any damage/loss or breakages/additional cleaning.
-there is a supplement of €25 if you arrive and then again if you depart on a French holiday; this will be added to your quote
-there is a supplement if you arrive or depart on a Sunday of €50. This to be agreed prior with the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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