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BEAUTIFUL SUNNY 3-BDRM APMT, CENTRAL, 3 MINS BEACH/PALAIS, AVAILABLE MIPTV,WIFI

Overview

Property

Updated: 11-Nov-2016
Central Cannes,3 bedrms,Full Aircon,Free Wifi, 3 mins beach/trains, balcony

Beautiful, sunny, but well-priced holiday apartment with free wi-fi and full air-conditioning in Central Cannes, near shops, restaurants, the beach, Croisette and Palais de Festival. On the first floor of a lovely old building with lift, this peaceful yet central accommodation is on the pedestrianized rue Hoche. Sleeping 5/6, the main sitting/dining room is bright with double doors to a sunny balcony. A well designed bright kitchen area is fully equipped for modern and easy living, with fridge/freezer, ceramic hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine etc. The three bedrooms, two doubles or twins, the third a little smaller but can also be double/twin, all overlook the courtyard at the rear and are therefore quiet and all have the same blue&white décor. The modern bathroom is equipped with double sinks, bath/shower & large mirrors. The separate toilet has sink and mirror. Large windows and high ceilings throughout the apartment give a light and airy feel and all the windows have lovely authentic old French blue shutters. A large flat-screen tv with dvd is in the comfortable sitting area with a comprehensive library of quality paperbacks, local interest books and brochures/timetables etc. and games. Free wi-fi and also free telephone calls to over l00 countries!

No need to have a car here as three minute's walk takes you to beach and Palais de Festival & two mins to the train and bus stations, making it also an easy location for exploring the whole of the Cote d'Azur. This apartment is also ideally situated for wandering around Cannes, to the markets, cafes, restaurants, beach, and shopping (or window-shopping!) along the famous rue d'Antibes, all on your doorstep. The daily Gambetta market, a couple of minute's walk away, has everything from beautiful flowers, wonderful fresh vegetables and fruit to clothes, shoes etc at amazing prices! In the old town, le Suquet, the large covered Fourville market is less than 10 mins away on foot via the cobbled quaint rue Meynardier and has a breath-takingly large range of fresh produce- a great photo opportunity. There is an antiques market there every Monday. Two-minute's away is a Monoprix departmental store with clothes etc downstairs and an excellent supermarket upstairs! The sea-front, La Croisette, is one of the highlights of a stay in Cannes. About a kilometre long, it has beach restaurants, sand, sun, sea and palm trees, a wide pavement for strolling and special Cannes blue chairs for resting and admiring the wonderful views!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our daughter was at Aix en Provence University and then worked along the Riviera coast for some time. She kept returning to Cannes and we soon got to know and love it as much as she did! It of course has a reputation for glitz and glamour during the Film Festival but it is also a normal working town which means there is something going on all the year round whereas many other locations along the Cote d'Azur can be closed and quiet in the off season. There is always something to see, from the sea front, to the harbour, the old town and the markets, not to mention the wonderful shops in the town centre. You can relax or not as the mood takes you and there are always people enjoying the pleasures of Cannes and we love to join them!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the use of your lovely apartment. We had such a fun two weeks there and it really felt so comfortable. We didn't cook in the little kitchen but it was so handy being able to have easy breakfasts and snacks round the table and cool drinks in the fridge. The air conditioning was a boon and the wifi much appreciated in our modern world. I had thought having only one bathroom would be a bit inconvenient but actually with the separate toilet and double vanity it was more than adequate for our holiday needs. The apartment was beautifully clean when we arrived and it was good to know that Veronique was on hand locally should we have had any issues.



Your apartment is so well located. We loved being handy for both the railway station and the beach. The Gelateria across the street and Pele's boulangerie quickly became firm favourites and my expanded waistline is suffering as a result! We forgot to write in the visitors book that we enjoyed two lovely meals at L'Espelette on Rue Mace. The chef is very friendly and the menu was different each time we went.



One final thing is that we enjoyed playing tennis most days at Cannes Tennis Club which is only a 5-10 minute walk from the apartment. We were able to advance reserve a court for 17 euros for an hour. I thought this was worth mentioning in case any of your other guests ask about playing tennis.



Thank you again Barbara, your apartment is truly a gem in fun, buzzy Cannes and we hope to have the chance to return again one day.

If ever you think about selling it then please let us know!
Jul 2014
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10 Reviews

4.8
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Perfect pedestrian location, yet only a couple of streets back from the Croisette.

  • 4 of 5

The location is perfect for a stay in downtown Cannes. V.convenient for the station'bus terminus, and for the supermarket, so ideal for self-catering. Apartment is ample size for five people, possibly a squeeze for six. All mod cons, including AirCon which is essential in August. Even a balcony to do a bit of people-watching.

Some marvelous bistros nearby. A shortish walk west of the marina takes you to the stretch of really good beaches - clean and a joy to use.

In short . . . we all had a lovely week of R&R.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic and comfortable apartment in a perfect location in Cannes, convenient for everything you might require for a most enjoyable holiday. The apartment is all as promised in the description and all communication with the owner hassle free. Spotlessly clean, with comfortable beds, quiet air-conditioning, a lovely spacious living /dining area and little balcony to enjoy the morning sun. Spoilt for choice with nearby restaurants, and the train station and beach both so close to hand. Highly recommended, and would definitely return

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional Holiday Experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent the first week in July in Barbara’s apartment and we had a brilliant time. During the booking process Barbara was excellent to deal with and all was as described on Owners Direct with the current photographs being accurate. Key points for anyone to consider prior to booking this apartment:

Location is perfect, on a quiet pedestrian street close to absolutely everything

Traditional French shutters can be opened to the balcony to let the street noises in or closed to keep the heat out

The apartment feels very safe being in a block with a (fob operated) security entrance on a busy street during the day and well lit at night. Very much a residential feel to the building and sleep quality is excellent

Air conditioning is in the lounge/kitchen area and all three bedrooms and is very efficient

For supplies Monoprix is literally 100m away and all food is on the 2nd floor (up a well hidden escalator)

The beaches are only 150m away with both private and public options. We tried Plage Mace first (closest beach to the apartment), this being a public facility and we didn’t need anything else for the entire week. Even at its busiest there was always more than enough space and the sand (and sea) was always in pristine condition

Restaurants. Way too many options. We have eaten at the finest restaurants from Barbados to Zermatt and we would say Cannes is at the top of the pile. Every night was a different experience but the food, wine and service was always exemplary. Expect to be extremely well fed for around 85-95 Euros per couple including wine

A typical day consisted of breakfast in the kitchen/diner before pulling on no more than a light tee shirt, swimwear and flip flops for a couple of hours on the beach returning at around noon for a leisurely (cool) lunch while temperatures soared to mid-30s outside. Then a short walk to the beach for another couple of hours mid afternoon, returning for a leisurely shower (excellent water pressure) before getting ready for dinner. If you’ve read this far then our only other advice is simply to go ahead and make your booking because you will not be disappointed. Add in the fact that Barbara offers a superb pre booking service, Veronique (the local contact) is always on hand for any assistance needed, that the apartment is spotlessly clean, that the air con is cool and very (very) welcome, that you are close to absolutely everything you will need and we simply wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful appartment in the centre of cannes

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic little gem in the heart of cannes. Excellent access to shops , restaurants and five minute walk to the lovely beach and the croissette. The apartment is bright and airy lovely little balcony to watch the world go by, a home from home . Will definitely stay again . Barbara was great for giving us all the information for our holiday , and making everything run smoothly, everything was perfect. I would highly recommend this appartment for both comfort and location , a true find in the heart of cannes.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time in Barbara's apartment. There were 4 of us: 2 adults and 2 kids, so we each had our own bedroom. The beds were super comfortable, we slept so well! And the air conditioning worked perfectly. We live in Bahrain, so are used to air conditioning at all times of day, and we were pleased to see that the a/c really cooled properly. The living room is large and bright. The place really feels like a holiday flat.

Now, the location: AMAZING!!! Right next to restaurants, a supermarket, one 1 minute walk to the main street, just amazing! We loved every minute of our 2 week holiday there, and we look forward to going back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in cannes.The apartment was everything the listing said and more. It was central and literally 3 minutes to everything,the beaches,the designer shops,the train station and the restaurants.the apartment was a home away from home,it had everything you could possibly want.Barbara is only a phone call away and nothing is to much trouble for her.As a family we had an amazing time and can't wait to come again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Knowing Cannes so well, we were happy to wait until the right apartment in the right place became available and we have never regretted the wait! We now have what we think is the perfect location for beach, shops and station, a sunny balcony, big windows and lovely old shutters throughout, making it bright, sunny and airy inside. All the bedrooms are on the back of the apartment overlooking the courtyard at the rear and therefore nice and quiet and our main living room overlooks the rue Hoche and has one set of large windows and also a set of large french windows on to the balcony so a sunny room in which to relax or dine!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cannes at 20 Metres Nearest Ferry : Cannes at 700 Metres Nearest Golf : Royal Mougins Golf Club at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cannes at 200 Metres Nearest Motorway : Mougins at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cannes at 10 Metres Nearest Ski : Greolieres at 29 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Cannes at 300 Metres Car: not necessary

The apartment is on the first floor and has a lovely front balcony which overlooks the pretty rue Hoche, a newly renovated and pedestrianised street midway between the seafront and the train station, just a couple of minutes’ walk to both. Cafes, boutiques, tea shops and newly planted trees give the street a very French relaxed feel. The rue d’Antibes, the main shopping street, is between the apartment and the beach, and the old town, Le Suquet, which is full of atmosphere and has many restaurants in it's twisty cobbled streets, is a 5 or 10 minute stroll away. Supermarkets, outdoor markets, all categories of shops, bars and cafes are all very close by but by no means 'in your face'. Down near the harbour are boules areas...and there is a set usually left in the apartment. In this area on Sunday mornings there is an antiques market, as there is also at the Marche Fourville on Mondays, instead of the usual fruit and vegetables. The produce there is an enormous photo-opportunity so do visit there even if you don't want to buy! Actually food shopping is one of the highlights in Cannes, because it has such splendid fresh produce at the markets, some amazing delicatessens and supermarkets. Just gazing in the windows of the delis and the cake shops is a wonder in itself!

When you first arrive, the sandy beach and a stroll along the Croisette is a first priority. Then a visit to the beautiful old Town to see the panoramic views of Cannes and the bay from the church at the top. You can also walk along the seafront in both directions as far as your legs can take you. The train station is only a couple of minutes walk away and the trains are efficient and not expensive. They also allow you to get on and off on the way to your destination so this makes for super days out, especially as it must be one of the most scenic train tracks in the world. Little known is that there are two islands in the bay of Cannes and ferry boats run to them from the harbour. They are great for walking, relaxing or visiting the monastery there. Grasse, an inland small town and the centre of the perfumery industry, is a short train journey inland and again a scenic ride and well worth a visit. In spite of the common belief that the French Riviera is all developed, there are too many scenic walks for me to mention here, both coastal, river and mountain, including foothills.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£314
for 4 nights
£550
 
 
Christmas & New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

PLEASE NOTE: All taxes and Wifi are included. A travel cot and high chair can be provided free. Bedding/towels are charged at £15 per person and a final clean is £50. For this my helper in Cannes will make up the beds to your specification, leave a small starter pack and also be available in Cannes to sort out any problems. Regular housekeeping can be provided if required. Electricity is charged as used with the meter visible to guests. Bookings for less than 7 nights, may be more than the pro rata charge. Returnable Security Deposit is £300. 25% of rental charge required at time of booking, balance 6 weeks before stay.

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Facilities

From the Owner

We can be on the beach in a few minutes, have everything we need on the doorstep and easy access to the railway station and buses. We love walking and are spoilt for choice in Cannes, with the Croisette, the harbour, the old town and plenty more accessible via the railway, which must be one of the most scenic in France. It is so easy to visit the other resorts along the Cote d'Azur from Cannes and having no need for a car is certainly a bonus here.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 72 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom - Toilet
  • The main bathroom is bright and airy. It has his/her sinks and large mirrors. There is also a bath and shower and large towel rail. The separate toilet also has a sink and a mirror.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • The two larger bedrooms can have either two single beds or one large double, with an undetectable seam. The smaller bedroom has a single bed and in exceptional circumstances it can also be made into a double or two singles but is a small room so is better for children. There is also a cot for a baby.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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