Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Staying here feels much more like living in a house than an apartment, perfect for resting and relaxing whilst enjoying all the advantages of downtown living less than 5 minutes walk from the seafront. AND YOU CAN SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE! We will donate 20 euros for every week booked in 2012 to the charity Krousar Thmey, a grassroots organisation in Cambodia supporting children in many ways, including access to free education and schools for deaf and blind children, both sorely needed in this beautiful but terribly poor country.
The bright open-plan living room with French doors opens on to a sunny balcony overlooking trees and plants, while the kitchen leads to a spacious 15m2 terrace ideal for al fresco dining or a lazy afternoon in the hammock. Guests are immediately struck by how peaceful this location is.
The Port area is Nice’s unsung treasure and we have lots to recommend for your stay in our favourite neighbourhood: dozens of excellent restaurants; swimming and snorkelling at Coco Beach; coastal footpath to idyllic Villefranche-sur-Mer; scuba diving; the Italian architecture and outdoor cafés of Place Garibaldi, the entrance to Old Nice within 10 minutes walk…
The best of Nice is on your doorstep, without the crowds and noisy traffic!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Plage des Militaires beach 600 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice Cote d'Azur airport 8 km, Nearest railway: Riquier train station 1.2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Can be configured as 2 doubles, or 1 double and a twin.
- Bedroom 1 has a super king size bed or two single beds; large closet; ceiling fan.
- Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed (160cm); ceiling fan and desk for starting that long awaited novel you’ll feel inspired to write here!
Living room :
Bright open-plan living room with French doors to sunny balcony overlooking trees and plants. High ceilings. Single convertible sofa bed for a 5th guest. Flat screen HD-TV, cable TV, DVD/CD player, broadband internet, free calls to landlines in over 40 countries. Wifi in all areas of the house.
Spacious 15m2 terrace equipped for al fresco dining. Ideal for a lazy afternoon in the hammock and a breath of fresh air even in the height of summer. Washing machine and clothes drying area. Wifi equipped.
Large bathroom with double sink, bathtub and rain shower. Large window to private terrace. Separate WC
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment has a very cute balcony off the living room, plus a second 15m2 terrace.
There is also a private entrance hall, meaning you can leave a pushchair, bicycle or wheelchair safely on the ground floor.
Parking can be arranged on request.
Smoking is only authorised in exterior facilities.
Cool in summer:
This house was built in the 1900s using traditional Mediterranean techniques to keep it cool in the summer: external louvered wooden shutters can be partially or fully closed to keep out sun and heat, and the walls are insulated using local materials. With windows and French doors on the east, south and west sides of the apartment, you can always maintain a flow of air through the apartment to keep it cool. In addition, all bedroom windows are double glazed, and glass wool insulation in the attic keeps heat out in summer.
The 15m2 terrace is partially covered by the eaves of the house and enjoys a pleasant breeze, making it an ideal living space for the summer months.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Choosing this holiday rental at the Port of Nice allows you to enjoy a relaxing stay within 30 minutes drive of the Italian border, and just 3 hrs to beautiful, picturesque Cinque Terre and Portofino.
1h30 drive to the nearest ski resorts in Italy or France, as well as the Mercantour national park & wolf reserve.
Ferries to Corsica and Sardinia leave from your doorstep should you wish to dive even deeper into the Mediterranean atmosphere.
30 minutes drive to Saint Paul de Vence.
Buses to Villefranche, Eze, Monaco, Menton and the airport all stop at the Port.
Long-distance trains from Nice will take you east to Genoa and beyond, north to Milan and Geneva, or west to Marseille then Barcelona or Paris.
- Over 30 scuba diving sites and dive certification with Nice Diving: boat leaves twice daily from the Port.
- Boat trips to the Iles de Lérins and Saint Tropez.
- 2 Vélo Bleu bicycle rental stations nearby.
- Car rental on the Port.
- Excellent local shops: bakery (La Perle d’Amour), fishmonger, organic butcher, grocer and deli next door.
- Supermarket 2 blocks away.
Our neighbourhood picks :
- Lac, ranked among the top 10 chocolatiers in France – not to be missed!
- Cave Rembrandt – wine seller, wine bar and typical French cuisine at reasonable prices
Local restaurants include French, Niçois, Italian, fish & seafood, vegetarian, Indian, Iranian, Irish, Australian, Lebanese, Moroccan and gourmet cuisine.
Place Garibaldi is 10 minutes walk away for more outdoor cafés and restaurants, ice cream parlours, modern art museum and English language cinema. This is also the entrance to Vieux Nice, where you can shop in the narrow old streets then head for aperitifs at Place Rossetti or Cours Saleya.
Alternatively, avoid the crowds and stroll straight from the apartment around the Port and into Old Nice, enjoying the seafront and unforgettable sunsets along the way.