|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
The apartment is on the fifth floor and has a 10 m² south west facing balcony, giving it amazing panoramic and infinity views across the Mediterranean specifically the Golfe Juan bay. The view also boasts overlooking one of the two large swimming, there are also kids pools plus a children's water slide. Additionally there is a poolside cafe giving free Wifi access if you buy a drink or a coffee. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Also a sauna and massage area (in season at extra cost). Lots of local sports facilities (excellent tennis and one of the oldest golf courses in France close by) plus everything you might expect in the South of France. The apartment is located in Cannes La Bocca, about 2km west of central Cannes. The hotel complex is spread out in two arcs around the two large outdoor swimming pools and beautiful flower gardens. The beach is literally just across the main road, barely 20 metres away.
I live on the Fulham Road in London with my partner and two pug dogs. I went to school in France and fell in love with the country then. I wish to retire there if possible.
We love Cannes La Bocca because of the fantastic facilities in the residence and it is just far enough away from Cannes central to feel really french. Also there are a great range of bars and restaurants at your doorstep. The area is easily accessible with Nice airport less than 30 minutes drive away. Italy is also just a train ride away. You can also make the most of the great coastline with many sights to see/visit. You only have to walk across the road to get to the beach. There are two beautiful swimming pools. Private car parking space. We provide beach towels, umbrellas so you can travel light.
Melanie Mosselmans purchased this apartment in 2007
My apartment is a great place for a summer holiday on the French Riviera or for a quick visit during a conference. The apartment has panoramic views and 2 swimming pools. Less than 3 km from centre of Cannes and the famous Croisette it enjoys an outstanding location just a few steps from the beach and the lively locality of Cannes La Bocca. You can take one of 3 regular buses which will put you in Cannes centre in less than 5 minutes. All bus transport costs Euros 1.50, wherever you go. You can take the train to Italy and shop at the famous Ventimilia market. The apartment is 2 minutes walk to the La Licorne theatre and cinema - one of the main exhibitor cinemas during the Cannes Film Festival and there is a free shuttle service to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes during major conferences
The apartment is fully furnished with all linen plus towels for the bathroom and the beach. Also all necessary crockery and dish cloths are provided. There is a washer/dryer machine, a hair dryer, an oven and microwave, a rotisserie, a toaster, a fridge with a small freezer/icemaker compartment, dish washing machine and in and outside heating on the balcony during winter,heating and a large air conditioning unit summer. The apartment is equipped with beach chairs and two umbrellas, a picnic hamper and crockery for the beach. If you have a coffee/drink in the poolside bar called the Café Bleu (pictured below) they provide free WiFi Internet access.
- Water leak from bathroom creates puddles on main bedroom floor
- Neither the main bedroom light or bedside lights worked
- 240V socket in main bedroom hanging out of wall
- cold tap in bathroom washbasin randomly turns on
- broken patio chains on balcony
- broken clothes dryer on balcony
Internet is extremely unreliable in the apartment, don't waste your money. The Wifi in the swimming pool cafe is free but slow, taking 2 minutes to load the BBC home page.
The apartment very well suited us as not being too expensive and within a reasonable distance of the Palais des festivals/Congress center, which was only 8 minutes away by bus. Very pleasant views of the sea and the apartment was very clean and tidy.
The apartment is on the 5th floor (there are 5 lifts, but 2 were not working) and has a balcony which we could eat dinner on, with a good fan heater for when it gets cold. Over all I was impressed at the standard and will be very happy to book this apartment again.
The property looks like it has been recently refurbished to a very good standard iand was very well equipped with all our needs catered for. The outdoor space is a fantastic added benefit which we fully utilised (a great sun trap throughout the day)
The property is extremely well located for easy access to the main attraction areas of Cannes including the marina, beaches and convention centre none being more than a short bus ride into Cannes or we could walk (about 20 minutes along the coast).
Melanie, the property owner provided us with excellent directions to the apartment and arranged for us to be met as scheduled at the airport with the keys on arrival. Melanie also provided us with some very good insight as to how to spend our time in Cannes which we found very helpful.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to friends and family and in fact fully intend to book another week here next year.
Would highly recommend The beach Maema Plage , restaurants Le Manoir, for value for money and superb food. For a lively Saturday evening try Le Salon des Independents.
2 adults and 2 children. Description of the apartment is very good and we found everything in the apartment to be clean and very tidy. Lots of spare towels, duvets and sheets with new furnishings, new TV and (important with young children) new clothes and dishes washing machines. We will certainly be coming back here next year! My only warning to others is to make sure that you write down the main complex door entry pin code as the complex security are hard to find if you come back late at night.
Positives: Nice view, nice location.
Negatives: Arrival details not very good. Parking spot cannot be found, no one around to help with this. Apartment was dirty and when I got through to the house keeper I was informed that it had been professionally cleaned and cleaned by them twice, and now that I had cleaned it again it should be ok now. I really didn't want to spend my first day of holiday cleaning this apartment and finding a non existent parking space. I though the attitude of the house keeper was unacceptable.
Don't let the bath water go to overflow level as this floods the bedroom.
The complex had dogs dirt around the walkways and entrance and this was trodden in throughout the complex. This was there for days.
I would not stop here again. Very disappointed.
The apartment was not clean when we arrived, the cleaner had not been in, dirty bedding still on the bed, a pile of dirty towels on the patio and the floor covered in sand, the bathroom still had hairs from the previous tenants, but the dirt was not just due to the last tennants, it's has been building up for years, the balcony would of been lovely if it was not full of things being stored on it. I would not recommend it, the description and pictures do not show the true size or state of the place,
The picturesque town of Grasse is just a short train ride away (or you can use the 610 bus), where you can visit Fragonard Parfumeur or wander around one of the prettiest towns in France. Likewise there are the villages of Var, Villefranche, Eze and Beaulieu-Sur-Mer all of which are easily accessible by train from Cannes La Bocca or Les Bousquet stations nearby. Also you can visit Nice very easily from the apartment – for just €1 from Cannes by bus 200. If you do go for lunch there I would recommend the bistro café at Hotel Negresco on the Promenade des Anglais - it is excellent value and delicious.
If you venture further you can get the train to Ventimiglia in Italy where they have a fabulous market day every Friday until around 4 or 5 pm. A return ticket by train is reasonably priced and the journey time is about 1½ hours. Also there is Monaco en route to Italy, if you have the energy!
Very good municipal tennis courts (grass and clay) are to be found west along Avenue Francis Tonner, just before Cannes-Napoule airport.
Beach is about 50m away. Good sandy beach with kiosks at regular intervals serving snacks and cold drinks. The further west you go towards Cannes central the bigger the beaches, but they are more crowded and not as clean.
Nearest airport is Nice Cote D'Azur (about 37km). 200 bus will take you from airport (terminal 1 bus station) to Cannes for 1.50 euro or get the 210 express bus for about 14 euros. Good car hire at airport and complex has secure underground car parking (key card is in the apartment). Excellent local railway connections between Frejus and Ventimiglia plus Grasse from both Cannes La Bocca and Le Bosquet stations, each of which is less than 5 minutes walk away.
Central Cannes (Salle des Festivals etc) is 2km. 1, 2 or 20 buses take about 5 minutes or it is a 20 minute stroll along the Boulevard Du Midi. Mandelieu-Napoule is about 3km away or about 15 minutes by 20 bus. Grasse is easy to get to by 601 bus or by train from Le Bosquet station. Carte Isobel will cost about €12 per person and will give you return travel to/from any station between Frejus and Ventimiglia (Ventemille) in Italy. All domestic buses cost euros 1.5 no matter how far you go.
There are 2 large supermarkets, Hyper Casino and Intermarché, within a short walking distance. Further along Avenue Francis Tonner there is a new very large Carrefour, or you can take the 20 bus to Mandelieu and visit Géant Casino (a really large supermarket). There are only 2 cigarette shops in the area, one opposite the Place du Marché and one at the roundabout opposite Intermarché. There is a Nicolas wine store opposite the Place du Marché and in Avenue Michel Jourdan (the road that runs up to the left of the Boulangerie) there is another excellent wine store. Bear in mind that most shops close for lunch between 12:30pm and 2:00pm daily, that they also mostly close by 8:00pm and that many are only open on Sundays between 09:00am and 01:00pm. The larger stores do not close at lunchtimes and are mostly open until 08:30pm. During Film Festival most stores will shut early, including the larger food stores. In Cannes there is the Monoprix close to the Gare SNCF which is open late on Monday to Saturdays, but closed on Sundays. Don’t forget to take shopping bags with you.
There is a good quality fresh food produce market in Place du Marché every day until around 2:00pm, which is extended on Saturdays to include clothes and other sundry items. There is a flea market every Saturday and Sunday in central Cannes for antiques and art. If you are looking for good cheap Italian designer clothes, accessories, food, drink, suitcases or even cigarettes (€4.30 a packet!) you might want to take a trip to Ventemille (Ventimiglia) on the Italian border. The market is every Friday from 08:00am to around 04:00pm – even on Christmas Day.
There are 2 pharmacies close to the apartment. Pharmacie Fodda is located opposite the apartment complex (5, Rue de la Verriere) and Pharmacie de La Bocca Compte is just round the corner in Avenue Francis Tonner.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
19 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
20% deposit payable to guarantee the booking. 100% of rental must be paid in advance before keys and key codes are sent out.
Flexible. Require vacancy by 12:00 noon usually.