Nestled between Cannes and Nice, Antibes is one of the French Riviera towns that moves at a slightly less hectic pace. Its proximity to the Cap d’Antibes peninsula means it really does offer travellers everything from glitz to unspoiled coastal pathways. For traditional, urban and chic places to stay during your time here, check out the very best Airbnbs in Antibes.
Stay in a fisherman's house near the harbour
Fisherman's house in the heart of Old Antibes | Courtesy of Airbnb
A beautifully decorated loft-style apartment in an old fisherman’s house in the centre of Antibes. Where you’ll spend most of your time, though, is on the gorgeous terrace area, which includes a summer kitchen – no having to wash up and missing the sunset – and views over the Antibes rooftops. The apartment lies just off Esplanade du Pré aux Pêcheurs, the main harbourside street that’s always bustling with diners and promenaders. The apartment comes with a Nespresso coffee machine for those who like their morning coffee at home and barbeque is part of the summer kitchen on the terrace.
The interior of this bijou one-bedroom apartment is simply stunning. Exposed beams and stone meet curved ceilings and glass walls with accents of yellow and grey. No little touch has been missed, from a log-burning stove for the cooler months and a full-size fridge and efficient air conditioning for the rest of the year. From this attractive nest, you’re within walking distance of both the beaches and train station and well as all the restaurants and markets you could wish for.
Explore this pocket of the Mediterranean from your little slice of luxury, nestled in between Antibes and Juan les Pins. It is a 1930s two-bedroom cottage that was recently renovated by a Belgium architect and boasts 200m² of landscaped garden as its surrounds. This is a cottage for lazy Mediterranean days; a hammock, loungers, soft dining seats under parasols all lie on the sweet terrace out front, making it very hard to find a reason to go out and explore. This is outdoor living at its best, though the cool and colourful tiles underfoot plus air conditioning make the cottage pleasant inside.
This open plan, modern apartment is perfect for a travelling pair; the space is essentially one large room, with just an angled wall separating the living and sleeping space and a walk-in wet room off that. Chic white decor and a high standard of finish throughout makes for a lovely contrast with the golden colours of the Mediterranean in the Antibes streets below.
Only a 15-minute walk into the centre of Antibes and yet surrounded by all the calm and tranquility of the Provençal countryside, this beautiful garden apartment really provides the best of both worlds. Set in an 160 m2 garden with its own entrance, this two-bedroom apartment also has its own parking space; a real bonus for those travelling to Antibes by car. The outdoor shower is a highlight, as are the French doors leading to the terrace and barbecue. Enjoy the scents of rosemary, thyme and lavender in the garden and a view of the olive trees at the garden’s edge.