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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This fabulous air-conditioned apartment is on the 1st floor of an historic Old Nice building, inside it's been renovated with style and flair to produce a sophisticated town centre apartment that's the ultimate home from home in the centre of the capital of the French Riviera.
Situated in Rue Saint Vincent, a quiet street off the main drag the apartment is very spacious and has a loft flavour that's accentuated by the huge beams on the ceiling and the very tall French windows.
The apartment has been recently renovated with a lot of style, and it's now presented, decorated and furnished to perfection.
It's very large living room (40 sq m) is complimented by a new kitchen, a beautiful walk in shower with 2 shower heads and three bedrooms.
* Twin beds in 3rd bedroom can be joined upon request
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Just off rue de la Préfecture, on a quiet street off the main drag this rental apartment is right in the heart of the Old Town. It is just a few minutes walk from both the Cours Saleya and Promenade des Anglais. There are countless cafes and restaurants at your doorstep. This apartment, centrally located, is perfect for enjoying all that the Old Town has to offer. The bus station is just a five minute walk through the Old Town. There is a nearby public car park directly underneath the Cours Saleya.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Nice Beach 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice Airport (NCE) 6.2 km, Nearest railway: Nice Gare 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Extremely spacious lounge and dining room with high oak beamed ceilings. Includes 40" HD Sony TV with Bose surround sound and Wi-FI connection. Well equipped kitchen with everything you need for self catering holiday. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have king size beds, Bedroom 1 also has a TV. The third bedroom has twin beds. Fully fitted air conditioned except Bedroom 2 which has a De Longhi portable air con unit, clock radios, table lights, hairdryer. All bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space with hangers and bedside tables and draws. Bathroom with walk in shower and mirrored cupboard unit.
|Further details outdoors|
Bikes are available for rental, there is a bike station at the end of Rue Saint Vincent.
There is a car park at the end of Rue Saint VIncent called "Palais de Justice" , it is expensive though as are all car parks in Nice.
English/French speaking agent on hand to answer any questions or assist in tourist trips, translation, car hire etc.
If you need help on transport I use a local tour company who offer a door to door service and are cheaper than Airport taxis.
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The French Riviera - Cote d'Azur region
The Côte d'Azur polarizes opinions like few other places in France. For some, it is the quintessential Mediterranean playground – the glamour queen of the coast – for others, it has become almost a parody of its image, an overdeveloped expensive victim of its own hype.
But in the gaps between the uncontrolled and often eclectic developments, and on the offshore islands, the remarkable beauty of the hills and land's edge, the scent of the plant life, the mimosa blossom in February and the impossibly blue water after which the coast is named, the Côte d'Azur remains undeniably captivating.
The chance to see the works of innumerable artists seduced by the land and light also justifies the trip: Cocteau in Menton and Villefranche, Matisse and Chagall in Nice and Vence, Léger in Biot, Picasso in Antibes and Vallauris, and collections of Fauvists and Impressionists at St-Tropez and Hauts-de-Cagnes. And it must be said that Monaco and Cannes, places you either love or hate, certainly have an entertainment value, while the two great cities of Marseille and Nice have their own special magnetism.
THE 7 DAY RECOMMENDED ITINERARY:
Nice's historic Old Town is a magnet for tourists and property buyers alike. Full of lively bars, gastronomic restaurants, Provencal boutiques and oozing with atmosphere, the Old Town is undoubtedly one of the most popular areas of Nice.
The Old Town, or Vieux Nice, as the locals call it, dates back to the 16th century and is bordered by the Promenade des Anglais, the 'Chateau on the hill' and Boulevard Jean Jaures. The main bus station, the beach and the new Tramway stops are all within 5 minutes of anywhere in the Old Town, making it an ideal location for holiday-makers.
The Chateau on the hill is the former site of a once great castle that had panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Demolished in 1706, the site and adjacent grounds now contain a large park, playground, a waterfall and many areas from which one can enjoy spectacular views of Central Nice, the Port, the Promenade des Anglais and the long beach that winds itself around the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels). If the 213 steps to the top seem daunting, one can take the public elevator for a token fee.
Vieux Nice is a traditional Medieval village characterised by narrow, winding streets and buildings that date back to the 16th Century. There are many traditional shops selling Provencal fabrics and Nicoise gourmet foods, such as Socca, a pancake made from chick peas and olive oil. The Salad Nicoise is also a local favourite, featuring prominently on restaurant menus in the city. In the evening, the Old Town comes alive with an abundance of fine restaurants and late-night bars, from French Brasseries to Irish bars, from Indian restaurants to Provencal gastronomy.
The Palais de Justice (the courthouse) is the major landmark, linking the Cours Saleya - a street filled end-to-end with restaurants and bars which is famous for its daily markets- with the more typical narrow streets behind rue de la Prefecture. Nice's Opera house, an architectural masterpiece, is in the heart of the Old Town and has regular performances throughout the year.
The area of the Old Town that looks onto the Promenade des Anglais is known as the Ponchettes, and is one of the most sought after locations in Nice.
Vieux Nice is one of the prime attractions of the Riviera, an area with clearly defined boundaries that is carefully protected and maintained and steeped in history. It is an essential port-of-call for holiday-makers and an excellent location for investors. For individuality and charm, nowhere beats it.
There are also "ski stations" : Isola, Valberg, Auron and Val d'Allos. Approx 1.5hours drive in buses for only 1 euro
Also if you have time visit the ltalian market on a Friday in Ventimglia (the French refer to it as Vintimille) Its only a 30 min trip on the train from the main Nice railway station. Things are a lot cheaper!!Ventimiglia has the bigger open-air market (400 stalls) on Fridays, and is connected directly to Nice by half-hourly trains taking a little under 50 minutes.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous then take the train from Ventimiglia to San Remo.
San Remo's market is on Wednesdays and Saturdays and is smaller (230 stalls), though its adjacent covered food market (like Ventimiglia's open every morning except Sunday) is much larger. To get to San Remo requires a change of train at Ventimiglia, or the slower but more frequent bus (buy bus tickets in station bar) which also drops you off nearer the market. If the train connections work perfectly you can get to Sanremo in less than 90 minutes - but don't count on it.
There is also Bordighera's Thursday market - right by the train station, or a much shorter bus journey than to Sanremo. This is the same size as San Remo's, but much more pleasantly situated all along the seafront.
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20 Nov 2014
"perfect located apartment - a must!"
Perfectly located in Vieux Nice, this apartment is spacious, clean, well looked after and offers so much more than you would get in a hotel. The apartment has 3 double bedrooms and a massive living sp… More
20 Nov 2014
"Fantastic place to stay to explore Nice and the French Riviera"
We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at the apartment in old Nice. The apartment is very large, comfortable and beautifully appointed with all mod cons including a Nespresso coffee machine. It is extremely well placed for exploring the old town, as it is quite literally on your doorstep, and in walking distance of the beach and waterfront. The bus and trams stops are again a very short walk which allows you to discover more of Nice and the surrounding area (Cannes, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Antibes). There are so many restaurants and bars in the old town that you are spoilt for choice, and they cater for all ages and tastes. We would definitely recommend this apartment as a base to explore both Nice and the French Riviera.
19 Nov 2014
Possibly the best location in old Nice within available options with air-conditioning. Spacious apartment, fully equipped kitchen, very good collection of books.Surrounded by no of good restaurants. T… More
28 Oct 2014
"Paradise in Vieux Nice"
Wonderful spacious apartment in Vieux Nice. Every effort has been made by the owners to make this apt fabulous. Outstanding deco, spotlessly clean. It is furnished to the highest quality with every home comfort and more. Very stylish. Excellent location for the beach, for restaurants, shopping and all transport to get around the area. This is to be highly recommended. We will definitely be returning regularly.
Thank you to the owners Gilly & Michael.
5 Oct 2014
"Perfect location, gorgeous, spacious apartment with everything you need"
Perfectly located in Vieux Nice, this apartment is spacious, clean, well looked after and offers so much more than you would get in a hotel. The apartment has 3 double bedrooms and a massive living space with WiFi, a/c, tv, full kitchen etc - everything you need. We loved it! Booking was hassle free and the meet and greet service worked perfectly. We were only there for 3 nights...wish we'd stayed longer :)
29 Sep 2014
"Home away from home"
This charming apartment exceeded our expectations and the website description, it is equipped with everything you could possibly need for your stay. It is well maintained and I'd say 5 stars for cleanliness (no dust even in the corners!) it's full of local period character and its location in the old town means you are absorbed into the heart of Nice from the outset. We were given a lovely welcome by Adele, which we really appreciated as our flight had been delayed.
The bakery a minute away provides delicious croissants for breakfast and there are too many excellent bars and restaurants within minutes to mention. Nice will not disappoint and neither will this apartment. We definitely did not want to leave and will recommend both to friends and relatives.
10 Sep 2014
"Location, location, location!!"
We had a brilliant time in Saint Vincent this summer. We were a family of 6 with a young teenager too, and we loved the living room space and kitchen/ dinning area. For a self catering apartment there… More
3 Aug 2014
"Beautiful Nice apartment!"
“OMG”!!! What an apartment, the photos don't do it justice. Its so big and tastefully furnished with all the equipment you will need for a self-catering holiday.
You couldn't wish for a better location, its fabulous location is surrounded by restaurants, bars and family bakers; the baguettes / croissants are to die for and all freshly baked on the premises. Also 1 minute walk to trams and buses and maximum of 3-5mins walk to beach.
Highly recommend the Cours Seleya (1 minute walk!) for restaurants/bars, just sit there with wine and watch the world go around. Also recommend walking through the newly finished park with its fountains etc.
We will return!!!
8 Jul 2014
"Superb apartment and location"
This was my second stay at this apartment with my partner and again was not disappointed. This time the owner an extremely nice and helpful guy called Mike had totally redecorated the place with a new… More
4 Nov 2013
"Amazing Place to Unwind - Chill and Relax"
The Apartment was very comfortable, well equipped and fitted out and we enjoyed our stay and will return again in 2014. All the facilities are to a high standard, and the apartment is spacious. It is … More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, glad you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you back next year.
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