“Funky apartment sleeping 2-9 in the epicentre of Cannes, 200m from the beach and its famous promenade, La Croisette”
There are 4 ensuite bedrooms, which are all on the small side, but it’s worth remembering the rest of the apartment is yours to roam and you're likely to spend most of your time in the big airy sitting room, where giant windows bring the outside in.
As for the rooms themselves, the comfy designer beds were made especially for the apartment and they make the most of the space with room underneath to hide a suitcase. They come as twins or doubles (the latter attach securely) and you get smart linen and colourful throws, then pastel colours, art nouveau floor tiles and eclectic furniture.
On the walls you find photographs of Cannes, then flat-screen Apple TVs offering a bank of movies, TV shows and music; you can also access the internet. Three have wardrobes, while the biggest room has space for a couple of orange tulip chairs. They all have ensuite bathrooms (the biggest room has a bath, the others have showers, and all have a sink and toilet).
The kitchen opens onto a large dining room that doubles as a meeting room, hence the boardroom table and city-slicker wallpaper. It’s a lovely room, with double doors that open onto the corridor and sitting room, so the feel is open-plan and you float around from one room to another. Back in the dining room, big windows fold back on themselves bringing the outside in, so fling them open for breakfast in the sun; the room faces east with views over rooftops.
You’ve got all the kit to whisk up a 3-course meal, and with 2 fantastic daily markets close to home, there’s no need to slog off to big supermarkets. i-escape guests receive a breakfast starter pack (milk, coffee, fruit), and basics are provided (salt, pepper, washing up liquid, sponges, bin bags).
The friendly owner can arrange a chef for a special occasion, but you've got a whole heap of great restaurants on your doorstep if you want to eat out. A few worth considering are Le Pastis, a cool little brasserie 4 blocks west at 28 Rue de Commandant André. For something special, try Le Palme d’Or at Hotel Martinez on La Croissette, though you might want to stop off at the Carlton first for a cocktail on the terrace; the people-watching opportunities here are quite something. If you fancy eating down by the water, head west to Pizza Crescci at 3 Quai Saint-Pierre, which overlooks the old port; it’s very popular and you can’t book, but the food and setting are equally good. Finally, no trip to Cannes would be complete without lunch on the beach. All the private beaches have restaurants attached, and on the whole the food is excellent. Expect to pay north of €40 per person (price correct in 2011).
Children of all ages are welcome, and there is a baby cot and highchair. It would be perfect for a family of 4-8 with older kids or teenagers, an extended family, or even 2 families travelling together. There are 4 double/twin bedrooms plus a single bed in the lounge. The main bedroom has a tub; all others have ensuite shower rooms.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)