NEW DATES in MARCH ARE APPROXIMATE WILL CONFIRM BY ASAP! 2 Tibetan Terriers desperately seeking mom substitute while you need Mediterranean sunshine!
Shubha and Sona, my Tibetan Terrors, need a supervisor and playmate while I am up in Paris for design and fashion weeks or in hospital. You all get the port and beach promenades, choice of sandy or pebble beaches, the Med, and local delights while I am away toiling. This is our new home and we love it but still exploring and getting used to it and making friends. Between Cannes and Monaco with Italy a 1 hour train ride away. Juan Le Pins and its world famous Jazz Festival are an easy walk or Euros 1.20 train ticket. Beaches available are full range of choices from sandy to galettes and public to private with infamous chaise lounges of south of France—treat yourself at least once. Enough English is spoken in Antibes that even Anglophones will be understood. There is a British grocery store between the apartment and the port and during sailing season (12 months of the year) the Commonwealth is well represented. And the locals love American accents when you speak French! I am French and have lived and worked all over the world and I retired here to live my dream without humidity or snow unless I go skiing!
Our Home & Location
Great neighbourhood in Antibes with its delightful history of Jazz age artists and musicians and villas and old forts. I am an easy 5 minute walk from Port Vauban (home of Yachts too large for harbour at Monaco or Cannes); the town square; the old town; the daily Provencal Market; and the beaches and lots of charm!
About 25 minutes from Nice airport by train and I am 3 minutes, yes three, from Antibes station. Easy local transport via bus or train--I don't own a car and walk mostly. Hills and historic trails to hike or bike. Large 2 bedroom apartment with 50 sq meter terrace and panoramic views from each side of the apartment (traverse) with cross breeze and French doors onto terrace. Building built in 1960s with lift and high security and a delightful gardien . Up dated kitchen plus cafes in neighborhood to explore. Wifi via ADSL but no TV! Pollution free. Lots of charm, museums, and old palaces. Local fresh market every morning except Monday for fish, meat, produce, cheese about 8 minute walk but leave dogs home too crowded for them to enjoy....
All appliances (cooking top, oven/grill, giant fridge-freezer, washer and dryer) in place except for dishwasher being debated. Also, bookcases and sofa are "sur mesure" and this is France so my imagination and patience are being tested.
If you plan to cross into Italy or Monaco have your ID cards or passports with you please! Otherwise just pack your hiking boots, bathing suits, shorts, flip flops/sandals, and lots of SUNSCREEN! + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Looking for someone to care for and love my 2 dogs, walk them at least three times daily and feed and cuddle them. Feeding, walking and playing with the dogs is your primary responsibility. It is France and dogs can go everywhere except museums and grocery stores with you and they are your main responsibility----no going off to Cannes or casino in Monaco for 5 hours without them! You must repeat MUST brush them every day including checking for ticks and wiping sand from paws. Dogs are fed twice daily combination of dried and canned food, eggs, rice, fish and chicken and fresh veggies--obviously not all at one meal. Watering plants on terrace has to do with seasons and temperatures and rare rain. And wash down the large terrace of 50 sq meters daily. Care for orchids as specified in detail. Try to clean up after yourself and not let burning candles set drapes on fire or scar antique tables--treat my home as if it were your home! Washer and dryer so easy for towels after beach. Please put clean linens on my bed for my exhausted return. And please do not lose that key with "Vigik" as it is only way to enter building!! Seriously, texting me will not gain you entrée and replacement of “Vigik” is expensive and time-consuming!