Villa Chloe in Antibes, southern France, Villa of the Month
Perched on a hill, just below the lighthouse on the peninsula of Cap d’Antibes, Villa Chloe is exceptional.
With stunning sea views from the house and gardens, you can easily walk to the sandy beaches of Salis (Blue Flag) with its pretty port from the villa. Plage de Garoupe is also within walking distance. It’s one of the prettiest beaches in the area with silky-soft white sands and crystal clear waters. Once a favourite with luminaries such as Ernest Hemingway and Picasso, it’s very exclusive and there are some excellent restaurants and bars there.
Quintessential French Riviera charm
The villa has three levels. On the first floor it is all open plan with plenty of light and sea views. The living room has French windows leading out to the pool area. The dining area has steps that lead up to the large kitchen which is fully equipped with an American style fridge freezer and top range facilities.
There are five double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. One has its own dressing room and two open out onto the terrace, with gorgeous views.
In the garden make the most of the glorious weather with the large dining and barbecue area. The loungers round the pool are so tempting.
There is air conditioning throughout the villa plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth stereo.
Must-sees in Antibes
If you can bear to tear yourself away from this gorgeous holiday home and those beautiful beaches, head to the town to discover its charms.
Situated within the old Grimaldi castle on the waterfront is a museum dedicated to Picasso. All the artwork is of the local area, which gives you a fascinating perspective, seen through the eyes of Picasso. There are fantastic sculptures on the outdoor balcony that overlooks the sea.
Antibes market is a great place to shop for supplies to create a wonderful feast to enjoy at the villa. You will find a terrific selection of fresh local produce from scrumptious cheeses and locally grown olives, fish and meat, herbs and spices. You can also get a mouth-watering truffle paste to spread on a warm fresh baguette bought from the bakery at the front of the market. There is one stall devoted solely to tomatoes! It’s a great place for people watching too.
Chapelle de la Garoupe is in an amazing place to visit, its nave is full of votive offerings essentially from sailors. You can walk there from the villa but make sure you wear the right shoes, it’s a bit of a climb. This listed historic monument has recently been restored and from here, you have a wonderful panorama over the bay. It’s the perfect place to see the sun set, you’ll experience one of those wow moments.
Why we love Villa Chloe:
Truly stunning views of the Riveria
Pool that cries out to be lounged around – and a rather irresistible hammock
Amazing walks – just at the end of the garden
Cinema room and surround sound
Close to shops, beaches, restaurants etc.
Details: Villa Chloe, Antibes
More on Antibes from the tourist office: antibesjuanlespins.com