Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This elegant bourgeois apartment has high ornate ceilings, large French windows and parquet/marble tiled floors. It consists of 3 main rooms, plus separate kitchen with dining table, bathroom & separate WC with hand-basin. It is extremely versatile: for a couple renting as one bedroom with the ample double livingroom, or for two couples or a family, then the french doors and curtains can be closed off dividing the living area into a 2nd bedroom, hence a totally private room, still leaving a generous livingroom area. The owners of this flat lived there for 7 years with their daughter and own a "home decor" shop a couple of minutes' walk away from the property. (English/Italian wife with French husband).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Promenade des Anglaises 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||20 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice Côte d'Azur 5 km, Nearest railway: La Gare de Nice 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Delightful and versatile cosy apartment. One immediately feels at home with the exclectic mix of old and new.
The living area actually consists of two rooms, and so one half can easily be closed off with solid doors and curtains should your group need to make use of the sofa-bed. You will still therefore have a proper separate living area next to the kitchen dining area.
It really is so easy to walk to most places of interest in Nice from this address. No expensive car hire/taxi necessary (and you get fit in the process!)
|Further details outdoors|
The livingroom has French windows that open onto a little, typically French, wrought-iron balconette. We have recently added a little round garden table and chairs set just inside this balconnette to create an attractive "inside/outside" area for that glass of rosé wine !
Terms & Conditions
(PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR 'LAST MINUTE' DEALS AND PAYMENT TERMS)
1. Minimum stay of 2 nights.
2. Unless alternative arrangements have been made, normal arrival time is 2pm and departure time is before 11am.
3. The apartment has one double bedroom, one room with sofa-bed and a further living room and can accommodate upto four people.
4. Please do not smoke in the apartment.
5. Bedding and bath towels for the apartment will be provided, however, please note that beach towels will not. There is an additional one off fee of €40 for linen and towels should the sofabed need making up.
6. A charge will be levied should the apartment key be lost.
7. The apartment must be left clean and tidy as found as the rental fee does not include cleaning. Guests who prefer to book a cleaner for after their departure will need to organise this during reservation, and there will be an additional fee of €60. (Otherwise bathrooms and kitchen to be left clean, floors hoovered and mopped, beds stripped and bins emptied)
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Nice airport is just 10 minutes' drive from the centre of town, making it ideal for a long week-end as there's no time wasted on long bus/taxi journeys.
The town of Nice is shaped around the huge bay in the Mediterranean along what is known as the Cote D'Azur or the "Baie des Anges".
We are lucky to have what they call a "micro-cimate" which means the surrounding hills block the clouds, and we therefore tend to have sunshine almost all year round. Many a winters day do we sit and lunch at a bistro terrace. There are often sun-bathers in bikinis on the odd day right upto mid November and starting out again in February!!!
Nice has a long and interesting history, once upon a time being owned by the Italians, and was made famous in the early 20th Century by the glamorous jet-setters of the day putting the French Riviera on the map, and not to mention Queen Victoria regularly staying in the hills of Cimiez!
There is the long, stunning beach, a wonderful mix of fabulous architecture, a wealth of restaurants to please every palette and purse, a new Casino at Palais Mediterrane, various nightclubs and a multitude of shops to entice both the bargain-hunter and the designer-label addict.
Naturally visitors are drawn to Nice for its beaches, sunshine, Jazz Festival and Carnival, but let's not forget the Monaco Grande Prix, and Cannes Film Festivals which are both just a short train ride away.
During winter months we are perfectly placed to go skiing for the day at either Auron or Isola 2000 in the snow covered Alpes. Both these ski resorts have good bus services or the other option is to hire a car for the day. Isola is about 1 1/2 hours' drive away and Auron just a little further up.
Situated in the highly regarded Musiciens' Quarter right in the centre of Nice and is a mere 5 minute walk from Nice Railway Station and 10 minute bus-ride from Nice Airport.
Whilst you are here you will be very tempted to visit the "Le Vanillier" which is just a block away, and across the road from our shop "Jolie Maison" in rue Verdi. "Le Vanillier" is renowned for its delectable cakes and handmade chocolates. Just seconds away from the apartment we are lucky to have most commerces including various bakeries (for those fabulous French baguettes and croissants!) and a very good selection of restaurants as well as a cinema down the same stretch of road (going along to the beach on rue Rivoli) which shows films in "V.O"; which stands for 'Version Origianle' - therefore very often in English to boot!
The fabulous thing is that Nice is a city to discover on foot - the pedestrian area with its chic shops bars & restaurents, the labirynth of streets and night life in the old town, the world famous flower market, the antiques market on monday, the pavement cafes with some of the best 'people watching' in the world, the Opera House, the museums and of course THE BEACH!
For art lovers the famous Matisse museum is located in Nice together with the museum of modern and contemporary art, in fact after Paris Nice has the most museums in France.
The property is centrally situated and so no need for a car.
For day trips, Nice is efficiently serviced by bus, train and sea ferries to Monte Carlo in Monaco, St Tropez, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Menton, and just a short distance away over the Italian border Ventimiglia and San Remo with their enticing markets!
Ferries run from the Old Port (In the centre of town) to Italy, Corsica ( A possible day trip or for a couple of nights' stay) and of course local spots along the coast.
Alternatively, you can hire a car (or a scooter!) for the day and explore the hill-top villages of Mougins, Eze and Fayence. Just behind Nice the wonderful region of Provence, with its beautiful towns like Grasse, Lorgues etc are easily accessible. Although there are buses/trains that service all these beautiful places.
The Promenade Des Anglais curves alongside the ocean for at least 5 kms with the Nicoise and visitors walking, rollerblading and cycling during the day and in the evening - especially interesting in the summer months with the street artists and performers.
Throughout the year the French Riviera hosts the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival - Nice is ideally located and just a short train ride away to enjoy the fun!
Approx 30mns from Nice Airport, Domaine de Terre Blanche Golf course is a must. It is a luxurious resort located in the heart of Provence, within easy reach of the main towns of the Côte d'Azur, French Riviera and Italian Riviera. This PACA region of France features two of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe and a David Leadbetter Golf Academy.
There are also other beautiful golf courses at: Biot, Cannes-Mougins, Nice Golf Country Club, Valbonne,
Chateauneuf de Grasse, Mandelieu & MonteCarlo.