We had a wonderful stay in Antibes. The house was charming and old, but still modern and comfortable. Very close to restaurants and shopping.
The house is in a great location-in the old town, 5/10mins walk from the marina, next to the main bus station and 10/15mins walk to the train station. It's in extremely good condition with all the amenities you could possibly need. Sarah was extremely helpful and friendly when it came to booking as well as handling our queries while we were there.
One thing to bear in mind is that the steps between floors are quite steep and the bedrooms/living rooms are split between floors so it may not be advisable if you have very young children.
Other than that we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend 5 Star Property Management.
I stayed here for the entire month of September, with a friend who is from UK, I travelled from the US. Let me start by saying that Sarah the property manager, did her very best addressing our concerns. But she must take the actual property owner to task for not fixing the problems that are the main concerns with this house. Namely parking his Vespa motorcycle right inside the front door, as that meant we couldn't access the cupboard that housed the electrical fuse box, and apparently some beach equipment. We had therefore to buy our own, and a shopping cart that we bought and left there, it's red, if anyone stays there in future use it, you are welcome.
I'll start with the best, loved the location, the actual street. Don't agree with previous reviewers, add a few more minutes to their walks to the market, train and main bus tops etc. and the beaches.
The stairs, were a problem for us, they are not flights of stairs, they are two steep SPIRAL staircases from bottom to top. Hence we were unable to get our luggage up to the bedrooms. 33 steps in all. Do the math on the stairs!! Up and down, forget something? up and down again!
Because of the steep spiral staircases we were not able to take our dinners to the roof terrace, as we had to hang on to the handrails. There was only one TV for the entire 3 floors. No music outlet for the ground level kitchen/ dining level. Boring. Kitchen equipment limited, if you like to cook, as we do. No coffee maker. We requested a few extra kitchen utensils that Sarah was good enough to bring over.
We had some issues with loose toilet seats and leaks, that took a week to fix. The bathroom shower needs re-caulking, the mold is not very appealing. I would have happily taken down the curtains to launder them from the bedroom, but they looked so old, I didn't want to be responsible if they disintegrated!
Bed linen is changed on a weekly basis, fine, but you only have one bath, and one hand towel per person that you have to deal with yourself, if stay longer than a week! Very stingy!
We cleaned this place from top to bottom, and only scratched the surface, it needs a good cleaning, especially the floors, please look behind the bathroom doors!, and a total decorator makeover!
I have a rental property in FL that I take a great pride in, therefore with my review here, I am not being mean, just absolutely honest. Sarah does her best, but she has to really take an in depth look at this place, and get the owner to step up to the mark. In my opinion if changes aren't made to this property, Sarah can do better with her growing business. Or get the owner to greatly reduce his rental rates.
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This little house is full of charm and the location couldn't be better. I almost want to keep it a secret! We were there with our son and daughter (20 and 21 years old).
Very attentive and proffessional Sarah will wait for you and give you the keys. Everything you need you'll find here, a full kitchen, nice new bathroom, and even though the house is small, it just feels very confortable and cozy. The only thing I wished for was a second full bathroom (the second bathroom is very small, with just a toilet and a tiny sink). Also, it is divided in three and a halve levels, steep rounded stairs, so if you are traveling with older friends or relatives, it coud be difficult for them.
As you walk out the door, take two rights and you'll be in the middle of everything, the old town, museums, restaurants, the open market. The train station is about 8/10mins away walking. The main ticket office for the local bus is around the corner, two supermarkets are within 2 blocks away, and a weekly clothes open market sets up in a little parking place just 1/2 block away.
I loved this house and I would happily spend an extended period of time there (if I could).
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