|La Desirade||Self Catering||Saturday||3||8||3||Sofabed in the living room|
Our apartment is a large 3 bedroom, 3 bathoom penthouse apartment (100 sqm). With a large south facing terrace looking towards the sea. There is a lift.
The apartment is set in spacious grounds with its own outdoor swimming pool and gardens with an olive grove, benches and even a boules pitch.
The apartment is moden and each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom. The separate kitchen is fully equipped and has double doors to the terrace and to the main hall.
The terrace has a table for 6 people with chairs as well as daybeds. We are only 500 yards from the beaches which Golfe-Juan is famous for. They are sandy and safe for swimming even with young children. There are showers and snack refreshment facilities at the beach.
The apartment has wi-fi and a telephone and is equipped with fire alarms throughout. There is no gas in the building so no risks.
The kitchen is a fully equipped kitchen with all the equipment you will need - china and galassware for 12, saucepans, large fridge-freezer, ceramic hob , oven and everything else even Nespresso machine for fans.
The living room has large dining table which can seat up to 10 people. There are soft chairs as well and a sofa for 3 people. We have a large tv which gets both French tv and also UK tv by satellite as well as Amazon Prime.
There is very large double picture window which opens on to the terrace. The terrace has an overhang from the roof to keep the main room from getting too hot during the midday summer sun.
The floor is tiled to keep it cool and easy to keep clean. The room is air-conditioned.
There are 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed and the the other 2 each have twin singles.
All the bedrooms have their own en suite bath or shower room and are air-conditioned. All the bedrooms have their own built in cupboards.
The bathrooms all have power sockets for shaving and either showers or baths. They are fully tiled and have heating for use in winter.
The main heating in the apartment is by the air-conditioning which can be reversed and used as a heat-pump in winter. Additionally there are electric wall mounted radiators in the bathrooms and the living room,
There are lovely gardens, which are professionally maintained. There is a swimming pool with area for sunbathing etc. The gardens have lots of grass and olive trees with benches under them for shade.
The is a "Boules" pitch of you want to try french bowls.
There is one named parking space off street reserved for you. The area is protected as is normal by electrically operated gates and you will receive a remote control who you arrive.
The apartment has a lift and is on the third floor. There are no steps anywhere even to the garden and pool area so access is easy for those with reduced mobility.
We are used to children coming to stay and have a highchair and travelcot available if needed as well as plastic cups etc. One dining chair has a loose cover.
The apartment has a dvd player and selection of dvds together with books, maps and guides for you. When you book you will receive a map, apartment manual and other paperwork to help. On arrival you will be met by our local manager who will give you 2 sets of keys and show you around.
We are a semi retired couple with three children, my wife is an accountant and I have spent most of my life working in the Textile Industry. We live in North London and find the journey to the apartment easy and quick.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||We wanted somewhere near the sea with a sandy beach, and with good communications so we could enjoy it without having a car.
Golfe-Juan is a small typical French town just on the borders of Cannes and Juan-les-Pins. it is quiet, but easy to go out for exciting night life and good shopping.
We fell in love with the harbourside restaurants where we can sit watching the yachts and boats bob up and down or eat on the beach side restaurants on the sand.
|Unique benefits of property||We have lovely grounds with a pool, boules pitch and grass with olive trees for shade. We wanted one bathroom for each bedroom so our friends and children can stay with privacy.
The balcony terrace is large and has shelter from the (hot) noon day sun - but enough space for several sunbeds/loungers and a table for 6 people to enjoy meals
Good excursions with a car: La Turbie, Trophée des Alpes (huge Roman Tower ) and Eze Village (1 day). Explore and eat in Mougins the town is laid out like a snail shell and is very pretty. Mainland, Grasse (perfume factories) and Biot with glass blowers is great for children. Nearby Museums - Renoir's Home, National Leger Museum, Musee Picasso. Spend a day at the Foundation Maeght modern art museum and then on to St Paul du Vence a little way away for a meal and relax with amazing view.
Look out for Pam-Pam a "Rhummerie" and night club where yu can safely go with children and adults and all have a great time. Their ice creams are great for children and Rum cocktails for those no-longer children. Open from 7 till late.
For a low cost fixed price meal, walk to the Harbour of Golfe-Juan and choose any of the little restaurants above the harbour looking out over the boats and the sea. Fixed price menu about 12-18 Euro. For luxury try Bouillabaisse at the NouNou on the beach (expensive) with the film starts from Cannes. Our favourite is Oscars in old Antibes Town or to eat on a beach side restaurant in Golfe-Juan or Juan-les-Pins with your feet on the sand and cold rose wine.