About This Listing
This is the 2 bedroom apt we have in our home, ideal for family with kids,or friends travelling together: one bedroom with double room and one with twin beds.Private balcony with very nice view, equipped kitchen, washing machine, wifi and parking.
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 Le Cerisier ( Cherry tree)
The apartment offers one bedroom with double bed, a second bedroom with two single beds, living, kitchen, bathroom and separate toilets.
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.
Little suggestion, nothing to do about our place, but I see that guests coming from overseas, tend to be upgraded with huge cars with manual gearshift, if not familiar with manual gears,pls ask for a smaller and automatic car, as roads are narrow and steep in this area.
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.
See you soon!
Our guests have access to the pool during summer season, parking and their private balcony and apt.
Interaction with Guests
I usually welcome my guests personally and very happy to answer all questions you may have, but leave you alone during your stay,you will always know where and how to reach me if needed.
Very quiet and safe neighbourhood. You need to love walking if you want to go to bakery shop and get the fresh croissants in the morning, (1,2 km so not too far) this distance also applies for restaurants and bars, there is a Pizza shack just up the (website hidden) nr for restaurants and take away available n apartments.
From Nice airport by car, follow the D2085
By bus, bus nr 500 Nice Grasse, bus stop Les Chauves 200 m from apartment.
By Train: Cannes Grasse, from there shuttle to bus station and continue by bus nr 511 or 500 to bus stop named Les Chauves.
Other Things to Note
Grasse is ideal for people enjoying outdoor sports as running, hiking, paragliding, cyckling,golf
Grasse est idéal pour ceux d'entre vous qui aime le sport à l'éxtérieur:course à pied, randonnés, parapente, cyclisme, golf
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 and security reasons we kindly ask you not to smoke inside apartment, if not disturbing anyone (you are alone by the pool) 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. (sounds a bit strikt but worked as tourist guide in big resorts where people went out at 7 to reserve sun chairs, went back to bed or had breakfast and came back by 10, never happened at my place so maybe I should remove this rule)
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.(ce dernière règle n'a jamais été nécessaire chez nous, mais ayant travaillé dans des club vacances et voyant des gens sortir à 7 h pour réserver leur transat pour y revenir à 10 h, bon, au moins vous pouvez en rire
My partner, 2year old baby and I had a wonderful stay at Bed and Balcony. Tove was the perfect host, very hospitable, attentive and helpful. She kindly helped us fix a scratch on our rental car ( hand break, a must on the area).
The apartment was private, very well conceived and furnished. Plenty of room and perfect for self catering. It offered fabulous views over the coast from the balcony. The communal terrace was perfect for bbqs.
The location is ideal to explore the area. Monaco, Antibes and St Rafael are all within an hour reach. The private car park is a plus.
I wished we have had more time to enjoy the walking treks, the lake available at our door step.
Thank you Tove for making our stay so comfortable and relaxing. Highly recommend !
Le logement a une vue imprenable. Nous avons été bien reçu.
On peut juste regretter la literie dans la deuxième chambre un peu juste pour des ados ou adultes.
Tolle Lage, tolle Aussicht vom Balkon. Alles wie beschrieben, für 4 Personen perfekt geeignet. Liebevoll eingerichtetes Appartement mit fast allem, was man benötigt. Das, was einem noch fehlt, bekommt man sofort von Tove (inklusive großartiger Tipps zu Ausflügen etc). Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und kommen gerne wieder. Dicke Empfehlung!!!
Wir verbrachten eine Woche in Toves Unterkunft. Der Kontakt war freundlich und unaufdringlich, die Unterkunft wunderbar und ruhig gelegen.
Tove was a very wonderful host. She made us feel very welcome and the apartement was even nicer than in the pictures. Grasse was the perfect place to be, because we were able to reach all the hot spots close to the cote d'azur. If we ever come back to france, we would love to stay at "bed and balcony" again.
This place has incredible views out over the French Riviara, with large windows and a petit balcony from which to enjoy them. Tove was a lot of fun and very helpful with directions and recommendations of places to eat and visit, plus a great ocean-side route recommendation, which we really enjoyed on our drive out of the area. Just what we hoped for! The apartment was quiet and well appointed, and Tove made sure we were connected to wi fi, which was necessary for us during our visit. Route there is a bit hectic, what with substantial Grasse traffic, and very narrow mountain side roads (we had a too-large car for easy navigation). However this is true for a lot of the a reas in the south of France, but be forewarned. Overall, once settled in, our too-short stay was very enjoyable, and we hope to return.
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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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PharmacyAvenue Auguste Renoir 06520
Gas station, only payment with credit cardsAvenue Auguste Renoir 93 06520
Bookshop with coffee barRoute Nice Châteauneuf-Grasse 06740
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SupermarketRoute d'Opio Châteauneuf-Grasse Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06740
Post OfficeRoute d'Opio Châteauneuf-Grasse 06740
Grasse Tourist officePlace de la Buanderie GRASSE Cedex Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06130
Bus stationPl. de la Buanderie Grasse PACA 06130
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SupermarketChemin de l'Orme Grasse France 06130
International Perfume MuseumRue Mirabeau Grasse Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06130
Perfume museumBoulevard Fragonard Grasse 06130
SupermarketRoute de Nice Le Rouret Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06650
Train station in GrasseD4 Grasse Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06130
well reputated restaurantAvenue Amiral de Grasse Le Bar-sur-Loup Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06620
SupermarketGrasse Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06130
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Confectionary factory with free guided visitsLe Pont du Loup Tourrettes-sur-Loup Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06140
Nice market on Friday mornings, all yearValbonne PACA
HospitalChemin de Clavary Grasse Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06130
Grottes, nice place to go in summer to cool downRoute des Grottes Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06530
Glasblowing, free visits, parking costs 2 euros for visits more than 10 min. But free if you purchase something from the shop.Chemin des Combes Biot 06410
Absolutely our favourite, a bit expensive, but worth it for a special occassionAvenue de Provence Vence 06 140
Ideal in summer for renting a pedal boat or canoePACA 83440
Market every morning except MondaysRue du Marché Forville Cannes PACA 06400
Closest skiing resortGréolières PACA 06620
Best beach, will tell you exactly where once you get hereThéoule-sur-Mer PACA
one of the favourite spots for a daily excursionLa Palud-sur-Verdon PACA 04120