Casa Maria stands across from the Church in the village of Haut de Cagnes and is known by many because of its unusual facade – what awaits you inside is a pure pleasure.
The house is 250 m2 and lies on four and a half floors, it enjoys a fabulous rooftop terrace with a breathtaking 270 degree view from the sea, out to the west and back to the hills behind. An Haut de Cagnes rental property, ideally situated on the quiet old church square, yet very close to the village’s main square with its buzzing cafes and restaurants, boule courts, children’s play area and of course – the medieval Grimaldi Chateau.
You enter the house through an old antique carved wooden door and arrive in a simple entrance hall with wc. There is a staircase going down to the utility room on your right or going up to the main part of the house on your left. The house will surprise and delight you with its simple and tasteful design and enormous attention to detail. This is a home, which has been thoughtful designed and put together by the owners, it lacks nothing – it is comfortable, spacious, bright and the ideal place to spend time when visiting the Cote d’Azur. The tiles, beams and wooden doors throughout are authentic and true to the medieval era, the furniture and decor is of an excellent quality and the sunshine and views that the house offers guarantees that you will want to return again and again!
At the back of the entrance hall, you descend a couple of steps through an arched wooden door into the main bedroom suite with its dressing area with iron single bed and an impressive master bedroom with large wooden 4 poster bed (180 x 200cm) and bathroom. The bedroom has 2 full length double balconette windows, which open out over the quiet little street below – offering a pretty rooftop view. There is a non-working fireplace, a couple of antique chairs and mirror, bedside cabinets with lamps, a television and plenty of wardrobe space. The floors are wooden and there is a ceiling fan. The natural coloured bathroom has a shower and counter top with wash hand basin and w.c. The dressing room with single bed is positioned between the master bedroom and master bathroom.
If you return to the hallway and climb the stairs you will find a large and spacious kitchen under wooden beams. There is an open fireplace, impressive Lacanche wrought iron oven with gas rings, a dishwasher, 2 fridges and large marble sink with double windows above that open onto the little church square below. The kitchen is well equipped and has a nespresso machine, toaster and kettle too.
From the kitchen you look onto the stunning sitting-dining room which stretches out before you – the far wall is almost completely made up with large glass windows presenting a superb west-facing view from where you can also see the Mediterranean Sea and hills beyond.
The walls are in stone, there are high wooden beams, original floor tiles and a large fireplace in the centre of the room. On one end stands a big, oak dining table with 8 chairs and an antique chandelier above and on the other end is a sofa and selection of comfy armchairs. There are plenty of interesting pieces in the room, such as vintage glass bottles, candle holders and lanterns, mirrors, lamps and books which constantly catch your eye – there is even a French dresser with a collection of glassware inside.
Above this room is an open mezzanine bedroom with large 180 x 200 bed which enjoys light from a window behind the bed, as well as from the large sitting room windows. The floor is in wood, there is a very pretty wrought iron balcony overlooking the room below, a lamp, set of drawers and decorative lanterns.
The stairs continue to take you higher from the mezzanine level to a large rooftop terrasse with a fantastic 270 degree view of the Mediterranean Sea, village and mountains. A marble dining table and comfortable chairs are provided for outside dining and you have the option to roll down the electronic awning during the heat of the day. The terrace is primarily adorned with unusual and exotic cacti and the views are spectacular.
The top floor is accessed by a few stairs up from the terrace, here you will find a pretty double bedroom with a large 180 x 200cm bed and double balconette windows opening up over the terrace and enjoying the same impressive views. Resembling an independent studio consisting of bedroom with small fireplace, bedside table and lamp, ceiling fan, its own bathroom and even corner balcony overlooking the pretty church square. Here you can sit and read or spend a quiet moment overlooking the village and sea. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, wash hand basin and w.c. and is in a simple cream and off white colour.
The utility area has a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Casa Maria has WiFi, it is not recommended for small children due to the stairs, roof terrace and pretty breakables but it is a charming Haut de Cagnes rental hard to match.
The free shuttle bus, which runs from the town to the village every 15 minutes, has a bus stop at the Castle pretty close to the house – you can also drop your luggage off beside the Castle if driving. Private parking is very rare in the medieval village but free street parking and the paying village and town car parks are usually within a 2-7 minute walk away – you also have the option to jump on the free shuttle bus close to both car parks.
Restaurants and cafes are a 3 minute walk away, and the town below with its food market, supermarket, bakeries, chemist, bank and selection of shops is about a 7 minute walk. The town is well services with buses going to most places on the Cote d’Azur, plus there is a train station. The sea is a 25-30 minute walk and a free beach bus is provided from the town in July and August.
|From||To||Price (per week)|
|23/12/2017||03/01/2018||€1800 per week/€285 per night|
|03/01/2018||24/03/2018||€1650 per week/€260 per night|
|24/03/2018||26/05/2018||€1700 per week/€265 per night|
|26/05/2018||22/09/2018||€2000 per week/€300 per night|
|22/09/2018||03/11/2018||€1700 per week/€265 per night|
|03/11/2018||21/12/2018||€1650 per week/€260 per night|
|21/12/2018||04/01/2019||€1800 per week/€285 per night|
- Coffee Machine
- Gas Hob
- Hair Dryer
- Roof Terrace
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine