Brand Newly Renovated, Our 53m2 Loft Apartment Is Flooded With Light
Clare Greville Morris
- english, french
About Clare Greville Morris
My husband Guy and I live in a little hilltop village in the South of France and just bought and renovated this beautiful little loft apartment in Cannes right in the old part of town near the port and love using it ourselves. We are excited to be able to rent out the apartment and very happy to let others have the chance to experience the best that Cannes has to offer from a comfortable and luxurious base that is close to everything. I am an artist who loves film, TV, the sea, reading, swimming pools, after dinner games, people, laughing and food! and chocolate!! There is a cinema right round the corner from the flat which shows the latest films in English, and countless restaurants and bars at your fingertips. We love going to Cannes for a taste of the sea and the beach and a bit of retail therapy! The famous bustling marche Forville is heaven for buying fruit and veg and getting a real friendly flavour of France. We also love to rummage in the bric a brac market on Mondays to try to discover a hidden treasure! We sit outside the patisserie drinking coffee and eating croissants and watching the most fascinating characters go by. We will do everything we can to make your stay as special, comfortable and easy as possible. My motto in life is to smile and the world smiles back at you.
Clare Greville Morris purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Clare Greville Morris chose Cannes City Centre
We bought this apartment because we've been living in the countryside nearby for nearly twelve years now, and had been coming into Cannes to go to the beach the shops and the cinema and get a little taste of the metropolitan life we had left behind in London! I had often thought how nice it would be to be able to stay the night and not have to drive home on the motorway. We looked at lots of apartments in Cannes - all near to the port and the Rue d'Antibes and the action - and as soon as we walked into this apartment we knew it was for us. It just had a lovely feeling - very light with double height ceilings and lots of windows and some french doors out onto a little balcony - it is on the 3rd floor but looks out over two roof gardens so you see greenery when you look out of the windows. The bathroom / dressing room is also exceptionally luxurious and generous sized - very nice for anyone staying for the festivals - and it is so central and near to the Palais des Festivals - you can run home and have a shower and change and be back before anyone has noticed you have gone!
What makes this Apartment unique
We also love the fact that the apartment is located right off the fantastic Rue Meynadier and the Marche Forville - there are little cobbled streets and adorable shops and delicatessens, one of the best chocolatiers in France, and so many bars and restaurants, and all just a hop from the port and the beach. If you don't have a car it doesn't matter at all - everything is right on your doorstep - an easy walk to everything. If you do have a car the apartment is right by the pedestrian exit to a public underground car park ( parking Ferrage ) so couldn't be easier. There are special rates for long term parking ( €72,70 for seven days and €139 euros for 30 days ( 1 month ) ). You are also within easy walking distance to the train station, - straight along at the end of the road ( about 4 minutes walk ), also the bus station and taxi rank and express bus to the airport is also about 2 minutes walk from the apartment. Around where the apartment is it all feels like a very friendly village.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
No Better Place in Cannes!
This was our second year at this condo, which is immaculate and cozy. It also comes with your initial supplies (milk, water, fruit, bread/croissants, wine, chocolate, tea, coffee) so you don't have to run out to the store first thing. However, everything your heart could desire is right around the corner:) The Location is PERFECT and you are just a couple blocks from the train so you can fly into Nice and take the train down and then travel by train, bus or boat to all of the locations you want to see. The harbor is only a couple blocks away too! We used UBER and the train to get everywhere! Happy to talk with anyone live if you are thinking about going. Just ask Clare for my number. She is a great host and is there for any questions you have.
A stunning penthouse so close to everything!
Clare & Guy are the consummate hosts and welcomed us to their beautiful apartment by meeting us in the middle of a very rare thunderstorm with umbrellas in hand. Nothing was too much bother for them and their care and attention to detail is prevalent throughout their property. We are annual visitors to Cannes and can’t beleieve we haven’t found this little gem before - it really is a haven of tranquility amongst the hustle and bustle of a busy TFWA convention that we were attending. Thank you so much for having us stay in your property, it is truly magnificent.
Very convenient, comfy, well stocked and lovely.
Clare was the consummate hostess with the fridge stocked with some basics and very helpful about the town and activities. Her apartment is very clean, comfortable and has everything you need for a stay in Cannes. The location was great for beaches, shopping and restaurants. I loved it and will rent again when I return!
A haven of peace and tranquility right in the centre of Cannes!
This loft is absolutely perfect. It is equipped with everything one could possibly need and is so beautiful that, had the weather been poor, we could have quite happily stayed in for days.
Our stay was in July though, so weather wasn’t a problem! The loft is ideally situated as a base for all types of activities; there are excellent beaches a short stroll away, together with fantastic restaurants, galleries, cinemas and shops. The railway station is very handy too, so if you fancy exploring further afield, there are regular trains to Antibes, Nice etc.
Clare is the perfect host. She provided detailed information which enabled us to park our car in a handy space in a parking garage very close to the apartment. She responds quickly to any enquiry and is delighted to offer recommendations and suggestions based on her knowledge of the local area.
If you are looking for a luxurious and quiet place to return to after a hard day sun-bathing, exploring, learning, eating or shopping, look no further - you’ve found your property!
Amazing flat with lovely hosts!
Our stay at Clare and Guy’s was lovely. Their apartment is central, adorable, and had everything we wanted and more. They were such responsive hosts with so many recommendations and helpful in so many ways. The apartment is so tastefully decorated, clean, and lovely. We felt right at home.
Lofty expectations met
How clever of me, to describe in the title, our beautiful loft and wonderful experience. What’s not to love? The property was beautiful, a roomy flat, four easy floors up, everything in spiffy order, modern, well equipped with everything.
As for “location, location, location”, it’s literally steps away from the market, the port, and the glittering shopping/clubbing/restaurant area. And yet, it’s placed in a quiet car-free area so you can retreat from all the excitement and rest up to begin enjoying Cannes again.
I’ve saved the best till last and that would be our hosts: Clare and Guy are as attentive and friendly as can be, particularly Clare who damned near adopted us. If this sounds like a gushy paid commercial so be it, but this entire experience with the property meant we could truly enjoy a dream vacation.
Thank you so much Bob & Linda! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and you were the PERFECT guests! Clean, tidy, responsive, so friendly and such fun! We really hope you will come again and we can see more of you. We would not hesitate for a second to highly recommend Bob & Linda to any other hosts lucky enough to have them staying in their property & wish you both a fantastic stay in Nice for the second part of your holiday! Hurry back!!! 5 stars as guests!
The apartment is very near the old port and is in the old town, right off Rue Meynardier - which is a lovely little cobbled shopping street full of wonderful shops and bursting with French character. The apartment is superbly located for congress and festivals being within about two minutes walk from the Palais des Festivals and is also brilliantly located for transport. Literally round the corner is the famous Marche Forville where every day you can buy fruit, vegetables, fish, pasta, and flowers - on Mondays it is replaced by a brilliant bric a brac market. There are four chemists just around the block, a patisserie where you can buy croissants and cakes, a butcher, fishmonger, bank and countless lovely little bars and restaurants. At the bottom of our ( short ) little alley is a lovely delicatessen and one of the best chocolatiers in France and a lovely little olive oil and soap shop. You are just off the Rue d'Antibes with all its' great clothes shopping, a cinema showing films in English, an ice cream parlour and a Planet Sushi. There is also a little Spar supermarket round the corner, as well as a Carrefour and a Monoprix for everyday supplies. Everything you could need is right on your doorstep. It is literally two minutes walk to the Palais des Festivals so ideal for all the congress events. The beaches are just a few minutes walk from the apartment. You can just wander along and settle down on the main public beach or you can have lunch in one of the beachside restaurants and then get sun loungers on their private areas of beach and waiter service while you sunbathe. You can also take the ferry to either of the two islands which lie just off Cannes - Les Iles de Lerins ( one has a monastery on it ) and spend a heavenly day exploring, wandering through beautiful woodland and find yourself a deserted spot under the olive trees by some rocks for a picnic - with great snorkelling. Or you can also take a boat to Saint Tropez which takes one and a quarter hours each way and is a lovely way to go there and misses out all the traffic of driving. There is a little beauty salon just further down the alley from the apartment, We can provide their phone number before you come.
A couple of hundred yards from the train station, the bus depot, a taxi rank and also from the express bus to Nice Airport. You can easily walk to the beaches, the Croisette, the Palais, the Suquet and the Port in just a minute or two. There is the exit to a public car park ( Parking Ferrage ) literally opposite the front door of the building - 1st hour of parking free and better parking rates if staying for several days or weeks.
Other Things to Note
The apartment is on the 3rd ( top ) floor of a small building ( Three flats including ours ). There is no lift - although the stair flights are wide and short so it doesn't feel too bad at all. Unfortunately therefore not suitable for wheelchairs.