The Property Guide To Cap d’Antibes

The Property Guide To Cap d’Antibes

Cap d’Antibes rental real estate is some of the French Riviera’s most exclusive, often tucked away behind rows of thick pine trees and secured by tall gates, and boasting idyllic gardens and dreamy views out over the water. There is little traffic here and plenty of open space, giving a feeling of a countryside escape, while only being located less than a half an hour’s drive from vibrant Cannes.

Discover what makes this area so special in our guide to Cap d’Antibes.

A dedicated guide to Cap d’Antibes

What makes Cap d’Antibes a desirable place to rent a holiday villa?

Culture and history

Cap d’Antibes is perfect for those who enjoy a slower pace of life on holiday – people who take the time to appreciate the stunning views of the sea and soak up the luscious greenery. Explore the Thuret botanical gardens, featuring rare exotic plants from destinations such as South Africa and New Zealand; iconic French writer George Sand once described these gardens as an eden. Stroll around the La Garoupe chapel, a shrine dedicated to those lost at sea. Offering scenic views over Antibes Juan-les-Pins and across the Côte d’Azur, legend has it that the beautiful location of the chapel was originally devoted to Selene, goddess of the Moon.

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Of course, if you do want to immerse yourself in a more lively neighbourhood, both Antibes and Juan-les-Pins are both just a ten minute drive and offer everything from boutiques and bars to museums and Roman forts. Visit in mid July to enjoy the Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival, which counts Dave Brubeck, Stevie Wonder and Ravi Coltrane among its past performers.

Nature and hikes

Those who wish to hike with a view will love the Le Sentier du Littoral, a panoramic pathway lining Cap d’Ail’s rocky coastline, with several swimming & picnicking spots along the way. A 5km coastal trek suited to most ability levels, Le Sentier du Littoral should take around two hours and requires good walking shoes, plus a camera to snap all the stunning vistas.

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There are some breathtaking beaches in the area, including Plage de la Garoupe, Plage Pointe Quest, Plage du Mallet, and Plage des Ondes. Each beach mentioned in this Cap d’Antibes guide has its own unique charm and is very much worth exploring.

What kind of holiday rental villas are available in Cap d’Antibes?

Let us guide you on Cap d’Antibes’ property market for holiday rentals. Cap d’Antibes is home to the famous Billionaire’s Bay, where the world’s richest and most influential people often choose to buy. Summer rental villas in Cap d’Antibes cater to the most discerning clientele, and offer modern, Provencal and Art Deco styles of architecture to suit every taste. Conveniences include but are not limited to heated swimming pools, tennis courts, private bars and libraries.

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One of our favourite pieces of Cap d’Antibes real estate is Villa Lila, a beautiful holiday property situated within 4.5 hectares of sprawling gardens, and offering a five-bedroom main house and a four-bedroom guest house, both of which are finished to an extremely high standard. Boasting a large heated pool complete with diving board and sun loungers, as well as a fully-fitted gym and tennis courts, guests here will delight in the activities on offer.

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How safe is it to rent a villa in Cap d’Antibes?

Cap d’Antibes boasts a low crime rate, and incidents such as property break-ins are very rare. This means that visitors can feel assured about the safety of their holiday rental. Many holiday rental villas also offer full security systems for added protection and peace of mind.

What are the most famous restaurants on Cap d’Antibes?

The Eden-Roc restaurant – part of the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc – is truly exquisite, focusing around high quality ingredients cooked beautifully. Desserts are a credit to the pastry chef, featuring dishes such as wild strawberry mille-feuille.

La Passagère, the restaurant of the Hotel Belles Rives, is another highly regarded eatery enjoying breathtaking sea views. Dishes here are focused around the beauty of the Mediterranean terroir.

What is the most famous beach club on Cap d’Antibes?

Plage Keller is located on the stunning white sands of Garoupe beach, where legendary ‘20s icons Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Picasso are said to have sunbathed and swam in the crystal clear waters. The beach club here does not disappoint: it offers a panoramic view out over the glittering Mediterranean sea to the snow-capped mountains beyond, while the food is simply divine. Enjoy delicacies such as a simple salad of artichoke hearts, or a local sea bass in a salt crust.

What is the most famous hotel on Cap d’Antibes?

We can’t write a guide to Cap d’Antibes without mentioning the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, favourite holiday spot of A-Listers and the ultra rich. Tucked into the pine groves on the southern tip of the Cap d’Antibes, this secluded property exudes Old Riviera glamour. As a strictly paparazzi-free zone, the rich and famous are free to let loose without judgement. Don’t miss the private saltwater infinity pool, crafted out of basalt rock and cut into the edge of the cliff to blend with the area’s natural beauty.

Is Cap d’Antibes close to Monaco?

Monaco is a hour’s drive from Cap d’Antibes, meaning the Principality is easily accessible for day trips.

How far is Cap d’Antibes to Nice airport by car?

Cap Martin is conveniently located just a 30 minute drive from Nice’s international airport, and 45 minutes from the centre of Nice.

To discover our beautiful Cap d’Antibes villas to rent, contact Emilia today.

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