About This Listing
Welcome to our house on the sunny hills of Magagnosc !
We have a house just outside Grasse where we can offer accommodation in three self contained apartments. Two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.
This one is named the Citronnier (lemon tree)
The apartment is 40m2, has a large bedroom with double bed, bathroom , kitchen,and living with a convertible sofa bed for 2 people.
They all have private balconies with a wonderful view down to the sea (Cannes/Mandelieu/Theoule), the Esterel mountains and the Tanneron forest, the latter well known for its Mimosa.
As for the apartments, they have their private entry, fully furnished and equipped, free wifi, television, washing machines. I provide sheets and towels, so you can just drop your suitcase and start the holidays immediately upon arrival.
Magagnosc is a small hamlet, or rather several small hamlets plus a very large residential area. 4 km to Grasse, 35 km to Nice and 20 km to Cannes. Closest skiing resort is Gréolieres, around 45 minutes drive. Lots of typical Provencal villages aswell : Biot, Valbonne, Mougins, Gourdon, Saint Paul de Vence to name a few.
As we are so close to everything it is just a question of time what you will be able to do.
Golfing, hiking, biking, beach, shopping…………….
You will find maps, guides and information in your apartment and the tourist office of Grasse also have a very complete website. And we’ve lived here for 16 years and are more than happy to give you some ideas of what to do.
A MUST while in Grasse is of course the Perfume museums, my favourites are the International Perfume Museum which was recently renovated, then the Fragonard museum which offers free guided tours, both of these are situated in the Centre of Grasse. Less known by visitors is the beautiful Cathedral of Grasse, worth a visit, and if you come in July and August you can enjoy a perfumed siesta in the centre of town. Also the little streets with lots of nice shops and restaurants is worth a visit, will give you the names of our favorites once you get here.
If travelling with children, I would also recommend going to Monaco and visit the Oceanographic Museum, Antibes with its well known Marineland, or why not go to the lake of Saint Cassien and rent a pedalboat or canoe.
Oh and latest news (Dec.2012) there is now free wifi in Grasse Centre:
News in Grasse!
Free Wi-Fi in Grasse Centre: Covered Zones: Place du Cours Honore Cresp, Jardin des Plantes, Square du Clavecin, Boulevard Jeu du Ballon (lower part), Place aux Aires, Rue des Fabreries and Rue des Quatre Coins
You can also find free wifi in most fast food restaurants in France.
New Tourist Office (from April 2013): the previous three small offices will be gathered in one space at the old bus station in Grasse (Place de la Buandérie), it will be possible to park in front the time to get the information you need.
New bus station! The bus station has been moved down to the train station, there are shuttles up to centre of town, you can park for free at train station the time to take a day excursion by train.
See you soon!
First of all, feel at home, as we have three apartments and everyone should be able to enjoy their stay, just a few rules so that everything is clear:
Pls do not make a lot of noise, we live in a residential area with people working, so pls respect especially late at night. Noise meaning loud music, screaming, not normal talking.
Do not park anywhere else than on our parking, you can load and unload outside apartments
Do not hang clothing and towels on balcony rack, there is a rack for this purpose on the inside of balcony, also if you have to shake off sand, do that on the entrance side of the apartment, not out from balcony, it may end up in our supper.
Garbage is to be kept inside apartment until you throw it in the bins situated on your left hand walking out from our house, do not leave outside door as cats and dogs can come and tear them open.
Smoking is permitted outside, on balcony, for everyones comfort we kindly ask you not to smoke inside apartment, if not disturbing anyone it is also permitted by pool.
Pool: open for our guests from 9am to 6pm from Monday to Friday, we reserve the right to deny access if we have to treat the water to ensure its quality. Children must be accompanied by an adult who can swim. Do not “reserve” sun chairs by laying towels on them if not by the pool.
Règles de la maison
Premièrement nous espérons que vous vous sentez comme chez vous! Ayant trois appartements dans la même maison, nous souhaitons que tout le monde puisse profiter de leur séjour, pour cela je liste quelques « règles » de la maison pour que tout soit claire :
Merci de ne pas faire de bruit, musique fortes, cries etc, nous habitons dans un quartier résidentiel avec des personnes qui travaillent, donc merci de (website hidden) pas garer la voiture autre part que sur notre parking, vous pouvez charger et décharger devant les appartements, mais devons pas gêner le passage pour les voisins. Si vous avez des invités ils peuvent se garer sur le parking public en haut du chemin, ou au bord de route en bas du (website hidden) pas suspendre linge et vêtement sur la rambarde du balcon, il y a étendoirs sur le balcon pour cela. Aussi si vous avez besoin de secouer serviettes/nappes etc, merci de faire cela côté entrée de l’appartement, sinon ça peut finir dans nos assiettes en bas.
Poubelles, les bennes sont situées à gauche en sortant des appartements, merci de garder vos poubelles à l’intérieur avant de les jeter, ne pas poser devant porte d’entrée car des chiens ou chats peuvent venir les déchirer.
Fumer, à l’extérieur, sur les balcons, et si vous ne gênez personnes au bord de la piscine. Il va de soi que des mégots se jettent dans un cendrier, pas par terre.
Piscine : ouvert du 9-18 du lundi au vendredi, nous nous réservons le droit de refuser l’accès si besoin de divers entretiens nécessaires à la bonne qualité de l’eau. Les enfants doivent impérativement être accompagnés d’un adulte qui sait (website hidden) pas « réserver » les transats en posant des serviettes dessus si vous n’êtes pas à la piscine.
Everything was really great - the appartment, the view from the balcony, the silence of the residential area etc.! We enjoyed the stay :)
It is also very easy to explore the area around Grasse, since there is a bus going directly to Nice. Thank you, Tove!
Tove was great! she welcomed us and was waiting to let us get in the apartment.
We had all we need in the apartment, thanks
Tove, nous a très agréablement accueilli, nous avons d'ailleurs eu droit à un bol de tomates cerises fraichement cueillis, également, elle était plein de bons conseils concernant les randonnées à faire, ou encore les chemin à prendre pour de jolies balades.
Le quartier était tout à fait charmant.
L'environnement dans lequel nous nous trouvions était super.
Ce séjour en famille, court, certes, mais à la hauteur de nos attentes.
Merci à Tove pour cet agréable séjour.
Tove was very kind and thoughtful and we were very grateful indeed that she came to pick us up at the station on a Sunday. Her flat is really clean and comfortable and in a fabulous location near to Grasse. It's a beautiful spot with gorgeous views and we had a lovely time in the pool and enjoyed the sun. We made great use of the reliable local buses and visited far flung villages, the Florian confectioners in Pont du Loup, the Galinard perfumer studio just outside the centre ville as well as a very easy journey back to Nice airport on the fabulously useful 500 service. We have no hesitation in recommending Tove's flat to you all.
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About the Host, Tove
Membre de la communauté de Nice Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur:
Hello, originally from Norway, I settled down in the South of France after several years abroad around Europe.
We are a Family of three people: Fred, me and Axelle(our 15 year old daughter) + Shana (the dog) and Mina ( the cat). We live downstairs from the rental apartments, but each apt has their independent entrance.
I just love this area we live in and that is why I would like to share it, couldn't really think of a better place, we have everyting: sea, mountains, small villages, big cities, international airport, country side.......
Been here for 18 years and and happy to share ideas for visiting.
Hope to see you soon!
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