We offer here our first holiday apartment on the French Riviera.
This holiday apartment is a true romantic hideaway for 2, very well distributed and wonderfully located. The residence is hidden behind a curtain of umbrella pines and palm trees, on the waterfront of Mandelieu La Napoule, in one of the most beautiful places in the bay of Cannes.
Access to the residence is with an electronic badge through a double lock. An elevator takes you to the second floor where the apartment is located.
Upon entry, you reach an open, new and well equipped kitchen. It's very convenient to immediately put down the victuals you have just bought at local merchants to prepare a nice salad or a more elaborate meal.
In the kitchen you will find new quality appliances: a real oven + a microwave oven, an induction hob, dishwasher, fridge ... Together with many handy utensils: Nespresso coffee machine, Italian coffee maker (French press), toaster, electric kettle ...
The kitchen is part of an open living area that includes a comfortable sofa and a beautiful rectangular table specially made for us by a cabinetmaker.
A nice flat screen provides access to a variety of television programs, including international. The internet connection in the apartment will allow you to stay in touch with family and friends but also to prepare your daily program.
The large window bay lets the sun in and gives a view of the marina and the sea. There you have access to the double covered terrace.
The bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed (160 x 200 cm). It is also a linen chest bed that easily lifts to access a spacious storage space (for your travel bag or suitcase for example).
The bedroom has another large window with direct access to the terrace.
Two closets with hanging space let you organize your belongings. This is very practical for an extended stay ...
The bathroom en suite opens to the bedroom. In reality, it is no longer a bathroom. We removed the existing bathtub to replace it with a spacious shower, much more convenient and also safer for people who have some difficulties to move.
A washing machine with an inetgrated dryer equipment makes good service for longer stays.
The toilets are independent and have a vanity. Access is directly from the living area without going through the room.
The apartment is fully air conditioned with a heat pump that also provides efficient heating in winter if necessary.
A spacious 11 sqm terrace (120 sft) is facing the sea, the marina, the beach and the castle. In this part of the French Riviera the climate is very mild and most of the year the terrace is a real extra living room. You will see that even in winter, from December to February, it is not uncommon to have lunch on the terrace.
The terrace is sheltered and equipped with electric blinds.
To get to the beach, you only have to get out of the residence and cross the land-plain and pines ... The marina and castle are right here! You can stroll on the docks, rent a boat for the day or take a regular boat to the Lérins Islands, Cannes, and everywhere along the coast.
Restaurants and shops are a 3 minute walk.
What about parking?
We have now an underground garage for small cars in our building itself. The car has to be less that 1,67 m wide. We have a list of the models that fit in. They are easy to get from the car rental companies at Nice Airport (make sure they don't upgrade you). For bigger cars many free places are available along the avenue in front of the residence. Except in peak Summer time you will almost always find some free space available just in front of the residence. There is also a free parking near the station in the village center (a 250 meters walk). As well as a large free car park opposite the casino (500 meters, with always space available). And finally, on the harbor, right in front of the residence, there is the pay guarded parking of the marina (almost never full).
This review posted on HomeAway on July 21, 2017 says it all.
Very Comfortable Apartment *****
Having stayed at a few apartments in Mandelieu, some within the same apartment block, this is by far the best, having air conditioning and comfortable lounge and bedroom furniture. Also, a cleaner comes weekly to change the bedding, towels and re-stock toiletries and kitchen utilities. The position of the apartment within the small town of Mandelieu is ideal, putting all the local amenities within walking distance and most importantly, the beach is just across the road. The local train station provides transport to the major towns in the Cote d Azur, so any day visits to other towns, are only an hour or so away. I would highly recommend this apartment for anyone wishing to stay in the south of France but doesn't want to be too close to the busier major town centres but have all the facilites and amenites that allow a very relaxing holiday. Plus there is a very nice wine cave on the ground level of the apartment block.
Review posted: 21 July 2017 | Date of stay: June 2017
|Possible accommodation type(s)|
|Self catering , Apartment , Second floor |
|Sea view , Historical site view , Non smoking only , Low allergen environment , Elevator |
|4 ring stove , Oven , Microwave , Dish washer , Fridge , Toaster |
|Living room facilities|
|Lounge corner , Lounge seating( 3) , Airconditioned , Couch( 1) |
|Dining area , Seating for ( 3) |
|Sleeps a maximum of ( 2) , Linen provided , Total sleeping rooms ( 1) , Double bed room(s) ( 1) , Queen size bed 160 x 200 cm( 1) , air conditioning , Nécessaire de couchage fournis |
|Bathroom(s) ( 1) , Shower(s) ( 1) , Separate WC(s) ( 1) , Towels provided |
|Communications and multimedia facilities|
|Wireless broadband internet access , Satellite or cable TV , Radio , DVD |
|Washing machine , Clothes dryer , Iron , Hair dryer , Dressing gowns , Tea and coffee making facilities , Nespresso coffee machine |
|Terrace , Garden / Beach chair(s) ( 2) , Swimming pool |
|Mandatory house cleaning charge at the end of stay , Linen provided , Towels provided , Washing machine , Clothes dryer |