L'Etoile du Matin (4)
Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 3
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a charming and picturesque unspoilt harbour town situated on the French Côte d'Azur between Nice and Menton. It offers delightful walks, beaches, restaurants and shops surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
There are 3 self contained furnished apartments situated directly on the harbour front, with a balcony, only a very short walk from the delightful beach One apartment is on the 1st floor and the ohter on the second and top floor, both have been completely renovated this year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Villefranche 200 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 10 km, Nearest railway: Villefranche 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Hire of Linen + towels are at extra cost if required
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The apartment is close walking distance to the train station with regular trains running along the coast from St. Raphael to Vintigmille (Italy).
Villefranche Sur Mer
The port, the citadelle, the old town, and the gentle curve of the coast all contribute to the beauty of the village which dates back to 130 BC.
With its colourful fishing boats and nets, the port is both a base for fishermen and tourists, offering numerous cruises in the summer. You can wander along the fishing wharves, bordered by restaurants and their terraces. If you continue until the end you will arrive at the lengthy Villefranche beach which is pleasant from the very first days of summer.
The Saint Elme citadel which over-looks the sea dates from the 16th century and appears to watch over the old part of the town today
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28 Aug 2014
"Excellent position for beach, restaurants and travelling around"
We stayed for 9 days in August. Comfortable accommodation, just about everything you need is included. Just 5 minutes to the beach and restaurants, and also the train station. Snack bars immediately o… More
27 Jul 2013
"Perfect location, cosy apartment"
The apartment is basic but nice and clean. Good wifi even invthe balcony! Very close to the beach and the old town. When in Villefranche go to restaurant Locoloco, it's in the old town ( place du… More
29 Jun 2013
"Perfect place to stay"
The property is right on the front with beautiful views over the bay. It is very clean and had everything we needed for our 2 week stay. Although it is a studio it did not feel small and was a perfect… More
24 Jun 2013
"excellent value for money"
By sheer coincidence we stayed in this apartment 16 years ago (1997). The apartment has had (what we guess to be) a partial refurbishment - kitchen and partly bathroom. So much of it was as we remembered it. As holiday accomodation goes it is perfectly adequate and the cooking facilities, etc are similarly just what is needed.
To breakfast, luncheon or dine on the balcony overlooking the sea with the hot sun nicely shaded by the trees, and admiring glances and comments from fellow holiday makers, especially from guests off cruise ships, as they pass by is a wonderful feeling. Almost like the Queen feels on the balcony at Buck House I would guess!
For two or even three people the apartment is a great base for exploring the Cote d'Azur especially as the railway station is only 5 minutes walk away. In Villefranche there are plenty of lovely restaurants and bars, plus supermarkets, bakers, etc for self-catering.
We have been to Villefranche on a number of occasions - since 'discovering' it about 30 years ago and I cannot say a bad word about it. In fact I describe it to friends as 'the most beautiful place in the world':
In conclusion I would say the apartment is not perfect - nothing is, but it's great value for money and I would recommend it.
26 Aug 2012
"A great apartment in a lovely town"
Etoile matin is an ideal place to stay if you are staying in villefranche. A bit old-fashioned, but it has everything you will need. The best thing is the balcony. We spent many happy hours sat here looking out over the bay and never ending procession of cruise ship visitors walking to the beach. Any problems were quickly sorted out. Very strongly recommended.
10 Aug 2011
We stayed for 8 nights in total, 1st night in one of the apartments and then 7 nights in studio 7 on the top floor which was wonderful, very modern with air conditioning ( the other apartment did not have it) but studio 7 was not available until our 2nd night. We've stayed in Villefranche for the last few years but usually in the Welcome Hotel and decided this year to try an apartment.
We knew exactly where the L'Etoile du Matin apartments were located as you have to pass the building when heading to the beach.
Our apartment was very clean, lovely bedroom with table & chairs and modern bathroom and small kitchen with washing machine, cooker, fridge etc. We only had breakfast on the balcony a few mornings and ate out every night as there are numerous restaurants around. View from the balcony just cannot be beaten, you're looking at all the small boats in the water right on your doorstep.
Balcony could have done with a proper umbrella to shade it in the morning as it was very hot to sit out in the sun and although we used our beach umbrella, it was'nt really big enough, the afternoons and evening were perfect to sit out and enjoy a glass or two of wine, relax and watch the world go by.
We paid extra for towels and linens and had just one set of each, the towels we could throw in the machine in the morning and dry on the balcony by evening but did not want to do that with sheets! With oils, sand etc. a spare set would have been good but its a minor thing.
Would highly recommend this apartment, its good value for money for Villefranche and location cannot be beaten.
31 Jul 2011
great place to stay, location couldn't be better, close to train, beach, shops, restaurants and bars. easy to use as a base for travelling up and down the coast on trains abd buses. people very f… More
12 Jul 2011
"Perfect getaway apartment in an idilic location!"
This holiday rental was in a perfect place to relax on the beautiful Villefranche beach, walk around the old town, and hop on a train to explore the cote d'azur. The apartment itself was better t… More
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