Our advertised rates are weekly, or per night if less than 7 days and our minimum rental is for 5 nights. Unfortunately there are so many costs involved in renting that it is difficult to justify a shorter rental. For any stays longer than a week, we pro-rate for additional days; i.e. if you want to rent an apartment for 10 days, we won’t charge you for 2 full weeks, but rather 1 week and 3/7ths of a week. For stays of one month and longer from October to April we are able to offer longer term rental discounts.
No, we are happy to take bookings commencing and finishing on any day of the week, which leaves you free to shop around for the best possible flight or train prices or travel by car at less congested times.
We only ask for a 25% deposit in order to reserve a booking and the balance is payable directly to the owner of the apartment 8 weeks prior to your arrival. If your arrival is in less than 8 weeks the total rent is payable at the time of booking. All payments are requested by bank transfer either in £ sterling or Euros. Under certain circumstances we are able to accept payments by credit card via PayPal with a small surcharge (3.8%) to cover our costs. Once your deposit is received we always send a written confirmation of your booking and after your final payment you will receive all the necessary arrival details.
The prices on our site are all inclusive – you do not have to pay extra for any utilities, internet access or parking (if available). Each apartment is equipped with a detailed guest folder with full instructions, emergency phone numbers, a guide to the area (including local map) and restaurant suggestions. Throughout your stay we are also available by phone and email for queries or to help solve any problems you may encounter.
There are no hidden costs. However, there are a few extras we do charge for:
We offer the optional hire of good quality towels at 10 EUR per set payable in cash on arrival. This means we can keep the rental cost of our apartments at a competitive rate and allow guests the choice of whether to bring their own. We do not charge for bed linen and if you are staying for longer than 9 days we offer a bed linen change free of charge.
We charge £60 per week for each additional person over the standard occupancy rate, which varies by property. This is clearly stated on the web site. This fee is to cover the extra cleaning and laundry costs.
We will do our best to accommodate early and late arrivals and departures and store luggage if necessary. However, for any check outs before 7.00 am and check ins after 10.00 pm there will be an extra fee to be paid of 25 EUR. Check outs and check ins are not available between midnight and 6.00 am.
If you have to cancel your holiday, you will need to notify us in writing. If you cancel earlier than 56 days (8 weeks) before your arrival date then your deposit will be refunded less an administration charge of £100 (or equivalent in EUR). If the cancellation is requested within the 56 days prior to the rental the owner will retain the rental deposit and also reserves the right to retain the balance of the rental, should it not be possible to re-let the property for this period.
Yes, like most rental agents we do require a security deposit to be held during your visit. This is usually paid in cash on arrival or can be made by online bank transfer in advance if you prefer. This is returned to you on the day of your departure (or within 48 hours if by bank transfer) providing there have been no additional costs incurred. Such costs can include any damage to the property, loss of keys, breakages or extra cleaning required if the apartment is not left in a reasonable condition.
Our official check-in time is 4 pm, and check-out is at 10 am. This gives our cleaners time to fully prepare the apartment between the departure of one party and the arrival of the next. However, we do understand that you may come in on an early flight, or want to leave the apartment a little later, and we do everything possible to accommodate all parties as best we can. As long as you can give us advance notice we are usually able to let you leave your bags at the apartment and pick up keys on arrival and also store luggage for collection later in the day.
All our apartments have fully equipped kitchens with a fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee maker. There are saucepans, oven trays, cutlery, general kitchen utensils, standard crockery and glassware. We also provide washing up liquid, bin liners, cleaning products, cloths and tea towels. Although the fridges are emptied and cleaned between guests we do try to maintain a small stock of tea bags and coffee as well as non perishable items such as olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in the kitchen cupboards.
The bathrooms have a hairdryer and hand wash and we always ensure there is at least one toilet roll to start your visit.
You will always be met at your apartment by one or both of us so that we can personally welcome you to Antibes, and show you around the apartment explain how everything works and answer any questions you might have. If you are arriving late in the evening we are always happy to shop for any basic groceries you may require.
Having lived in Antibes since 2012 we are usually able to help with most queries about local attractions, transport, events and as well as the best places to shop and eat. You will find a wide variety of links on this website and our guest folders also provide many ideas and suggestions. In addition you can rest assured that if you have an health issues whilst on holiday we can recommend an English speaking doctor and dentist.