- engelsk, fransk, spansk
- Kalenderen ble sist oppdatert:
- 8. jan. 2019
Innsjekking: 4:00 PM
Utsjekking: 10:00 AM
100 % refunderes hvis avbestillingen gjøres senest 60 dag(er) før ankomstdato. 50 % refunderes hvis avbestillingen gjøres senest 30 dag(er) før ankomstdato.
Absolute charm, lovely garden, great views!
My wife and I had such a fantastic time in this absolutely charming place with our 3 children!
This was our first trip to the "old world" and our stay in this centuries-old house was something we will never forget. The owners (Edgar and Catherine) were a pleasure to deal with and really helped us get the most from our stay.
We enjoyed New Year's eve drinking champagne around the exquisite medieval fireplace, and with the very mild weather during the holidays, our children were able to play in the big wooded garden and the swings in the trees. We even did a BBQ one day for lunch in early January!
The living areas are warm and comfortable and very nicely decorated. The kitchen was very well equipped, and the spacious dining area looks out directly onto the garden and olive trees.
With the tram terminal at the bottom of the hill, access into town and the seaside Promenade was easy, and fun for the kids. Tons of things to do in Nice and the surrounding area for adults and children alike, and the new park in the center of Nice near the Old Town was a big hit with our kids. We personally enjoyed sunning at the sidewalk cafés and restaurants. The area also offers a lot of outdoor and cultural things to do including the neighbouring towns of Cannes and Monaco.
We will definitely return, no doubt with friends next time.
A wonderful holiday in a gorgeous property, great location too!
This was our second time at this lovely and unique property, where we just spent a magical Christmas holiday in front of the medieval fireplace in the living room. All of us, from grand-parents to grand-children are still under the spell!
We had spent a week with friends here last summer under the olive trees and hanging out around the pool and simply had a perfect time.
The house and garden have tons of charm, in addition to a beautiful sea view.
The interior is very comfortable and tastefully furnished, with a lot of fine art work throughout the house. Very nicely equipped kitchen and dining area with full range of china and all the necessary appliances and utensils for those who enjoy cooking.
Edgar and Catherine, the owners are warm and very helpful, and were able to give us many useful recommendations for all our family needs. We are already looking forward to our next stay!
Poor location, overpriced, mosquitoes, cheaply furnished, some dangerous fittings
A total disappointment for a three-generation celebration of a 70th birthday.
In 40 years, this is the worst accommodation I have ever had!
Location: definitely not the 15 minutes advertised to the sea. It's in Gairaut, not Nice; it was not properly explained on the initial description. It's a 10 minute drive and park at the end of the tram line and a further 30 minutes from there to Nice seaside. By car, other beaches are up to a 40 minute drive. It's on a steep hill, in the middle of nowhere on a relatively busy and narrow road with no pavement, and a car is required for a trip even to the local grocery store.
Garden: half of the garden is dirt. All seating is rickety, old and extremely uncomfortable with very few cushions for the garden chairs.
Interior: children's bedroom- damp room next to utility room with only a curtain to separate. No window. The 2 rooms in the tower are plainly dangerous to get to, very steep stairs, hand rails broken or loose, very hard to access and carry luggage to.
Cracked windows, mosquito nets with big holes flapping in the breeze, light fittings not working, electrical fitting dangerous e.g. could pull oven fully out, some bedside table drawers not possible to open, majority of crockery chipped; the furniture is generally an assembly of mismatched junk.
Mosquitoes: big problem, have seen it on a previous review. Initially owners left us with a box filled with empty bottles of mosquito deterrents until I complained. At times impossible to be outside, all 10 of us including 4 children ended up with big mosquito bites all over our bodies.
Owners: unfriendly. When I mentioned that we were 2 towels short I was questioned on the number of bedrooms we were using.... this for towels that looked beyond use for pets.
Overall, I'd never recommend this property or area! One to avoid, plenty of better places in the area as we experienced in our first week on French Riviera.
A pack of lies by unscrupulous people seeking an easy refund!
For the true picture, we respectfully invite you to read our comprehensive guest reviews, where you will find a 5-star rating overall.
To address our guest's remarks: Apart from the normal presence of mosquitos throughout the French Riviera where our property is located, everything else stated by our imaginative guests is grossly misleading when not blatant lies. This is in direct contrast with all our other reviews.
We take pride in welcoming and attending to our guests with courtesy and heart.
Never once, throughout the course of their stay, did these guests call us to complain or address any of their "exhaustive" list of issues, clearly drawn up in an attempt to dishonestly obtain an easy refund after spending the week on the property.
For the curious holiday-home seeker, one easily verifiable falsehood concerns the location of our property. We are indeed located on Gairaut hill, and not in the middle of nowhere! Gairaut is an integral part of Nice and is in fact the city’s greenest and most prestigious residential neighborhood. A quick look on Google will also show that there is no such thing as an unpaved road in this neighborhood!, or anywhere else in Nice, for that matter.
We have a 2nd holiday property in the area which we proudly rent through Homeaway under listing 50366. If you have the time, do kindly have a look at our guest reviews for this home as well; it too carries a 5-star rating.
Please feel free to request all further details needed with respect to the misinformation given in this guest review. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
A magical holiday
My family and I stayed in Edgar’s beautiful home to celebrate my 70th birthday. I wanted to go somewhere special and wasn’t disappointed. Five adults and three children enjoyed the many facilities offered including a lovely pool. We were able to visit central Nice and the surrounding countryside returning to Serena Antica for barbecues and meals in the local restaurants.
Rustic historic stone watch tower on a pleasant property with good access.
The first immediate impression of this property met all our expectations! The large grounds , pool and covered patio allowed our 4 young grand children to have much freedom and fun! The numerous toys were much appreciated! Many a meal was enjoyed outside under the covered patio as well as in the kitchen open plan area! The kitchen was well equipped with a bbq close by! The tv living room was comfortable with large couches! The bedroom on the top floor of the tower was disappointing, as it was inaccessible due to the very steep staircase , for our young children! The access to the second bedroom in the tower is via a narrow staircase which made it impossible to take suitcases up there!
The downstairs 3 bedrooms were adequate but the road noise and ventilation was inadequate when shutters were closed. The mosquito nets were not fit for purpose! Insufficient fans and coils could not keep them at bay!
Amazing historical home and property!
Antica Serena was a wonderful home base for four friends exploring the region. In the evenings, we came home to relax, cook dinners, eat outside and swim. We made lifetime memories in this eclectic and inviting home. We would definitely stay here again.
Please note that our low season rates start at 1500 euros/week for smaller parties comprising only 2 persons, and are calculated upward toward 2500 euros/week depending on the number of persons in your party. Rental price includes linens, utilities, local telephone and final cleaning of the house. Shorter stays (3-night minimum) are available during the low season on a pro-rata basis.