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1st Floor Apartment With Beautiful Sea View in Magnificent Character Building

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Apartment in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote DAzur, France. Peaceful Location, 15 Minutes Walk To The Beach

A character 1st floor Cannes apartment within magnificent building and grounds close to the centre. Ideal for couples. Views from the apartment over beautiful gardens to the sea beyond. A light and airy apartment. Large open plan room with modern white kitchen units, clean work spaces and breakfast bar. Free WiFi. Protected parking. Front and rear gardens with seating. Quiet and relaxing. Lovely!

Registration Number : 06029009180jd

Elisabeth Dunning
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Elisabeth Dunning

I was brought up in Cannes and always dreamt of having an apartment in the magnificent “Le Californie”. I now live in England but I still I love Cannes as much now as I did then.

Elisabeth Dunning purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Elisabeth Dunning chose Californie Pézou

The situation of Le Californie is perfect: it is slightly up on a hill and therefore kept cool by the breeze and it has a magnificent view. It is just far enough away from the centre of town to be tranquil, yet the town centre and beach are within walking distance.

What makes this apartment unique

Le Californie is one of the most magnificent "Belle Epoque" buildings in Cannes. This beautiful neo-classical buildingIt is set in the middle of 4 acres of well tended exotic gardens with plenty of places to sit and have a drink while admiring the view. It still retains its unique, sculptured façade and majestic entrance hall.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We’ve visited this apartment several times now and enjoy its peaceful environment and yet its proximity to Cannes. It is set in a magnificent and romantic setting with lovely views across the gardens, to the sea beyond. There is private parking but Cannes station gives good access to the whole of the coast and the buses are inexpensive. I would highly recommend Le Californie as an excellent base to explore the area.

After a long train trip it was an oasis of calm and comfort with a view to the sea through waving palms in a manicured lawn. We aspire to living in such style the other fifty one weeks of the year if only we can give up working! For some it might be a bit of a hike to the sea and the town but we regarded it as a bonus to get fit.

This apartment exceeded expectations, and great to come back to after a long day out. We used the local train which was cheap and easy. We also took a boat to one of the islands off Cannes which was well worth doing. We will come again!
Mar 2012
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Californie Pézou Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 16
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The cleaning charge is €50 to be left in cash in the apartment.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom and WC. Bath with shower over and jaccuzzi feature. Seperate shower cubicle.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Partitioned area with double bed, wall mounted TV and door to a Juliet balcony
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Extensive, lush communal grounds with seating areas and parking on site. Communal tennis court for residents only. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 1 set of towels and bed linen per person. End of stay cleaning. This is a strictly non-smoking apartment. Careful tenants only please.


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1st Floor Apartment With Beautiful Sea View in Magnificent Character Building
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Living in a Palace - Can life get any better ?!

  • 5 of 5

Owner Elisabeth has made the right investment here - Wowee! Fantastic suite.

It is absolutely the only place anyone should stay while in Cannes.

The palatial building was first a Palace in the late 1800’s then became a hotel in 1925, occupied by Germany during WWII and taken over by the American’s in 1947 becoming residential building for all the world to enjoy.

There are only great things to say about this location words can’t describe it. I probably took about 100 photos of the view of the ocean from the breakfast table & while lying in bed, location, its grounds and surrounding area are stunning.

Put it this way —

Even if you plan to stay in Nice or Antibes or Monaco - make this your home base - you’ll never want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in quieter location.

  • 4 of 5

This is an unusual and pleasant apartment in beautiful and tranquil grounds. It's ideal if you would rather stay in a residential area, away from central Cannes. It does take approx 45 mins to walk into town, some of it up or down hill but there are local hourly buses until early evening. The local area has some facilities and the closest beach with one or two bars and cafes, and some water sports, is about 15 min walk away. We had a good week just relaxing in the sun and the apartment grounds were lovely to sit in with a drink in the evenings.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

very beautifuland and bright apartment!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We've loved our stay in this property.

The situation is marvellous in a character building.

The flat is perfect for a stay of 2 people.

The view is wonderfull et the flat is so bright

The equipments are perfect

Congratulations to the owners


  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a magnificent building with spectacular views.

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely place and the views from the windows were beautifully Mediterranean.

The facilities were just right for the two of us (apart from lack of a washing machine).

The main disadvantage was the bedlinen. A simple double duvet with a duvet cover would have sufficed. We weren't fans of red bedlinen, and the mix of blankets and bedcovers of different sizes was just a little antiquated.

Altogether an excellent find.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Affordable luxury in Cannes!

  • 5 of 5

The Apartment was totally as described and the attention to detail that Elizabet had given with regard to the directions and access to this lovely home was excellent.. We would highly recommend this Apartment as an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful coastline although it is not ideally situated for anyone who has difficulty in walking.

However local public transport was very good, we used the local 6b bus to the station and were pleased that we took the coastal train to Monaco as the traffic there was horrendous. We would certainly recommend this Apartment to our friends as excellent value and September as a very good time to miss the crowds in this part of the world.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar/restaurant Le Californie
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Cannes old port
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Brasserie Le Californie
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Cannes beach, la Croisette
Car: not necessary


A 20 minute downhill walk to the sandy beach with its famous La Croissette strip where you can watch the rich and famous from beachside cafes.


Public transport from Nice airport: Airport bus to Cannes then taxi.

Driving from Nice Airport: 25 km – about half an hour

Public transport is plentiful and cheap.


20 minute downhill walk to the centre of this glamorous town. Small supermarkets, boulangerie and cafes are also a short walk away.

Further Details:

Coastal railway with special 1st class tourist ticket will take you for a day out in Monaco, Monte Carlo (casino), Nice (old town character and lovely beach front promenade) or Antibes (old fort and marina). Relax on popular seaside resorts and visit gorgeous hilltop villages and towns. Sample the wonderful food and wine in many restaurants. An excellent year-round holiday location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $258.9

Booking Notes:
Minimum 7 night stay Saturday arrivals only. Please read this! Cancellation charges: no cancellation charge up till 1 month before arrival date. Less than one month before arrival half the deposit will be refunded. If I am subsequently able to let the apartment all your deposit will be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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