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Swimming and cycling holiday in a luxury apartment – Home 124509 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Swimming and cycling holiday in a luxury apartment – Home 124509

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 25 reviews

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner

Description

This luxury apartment located nearby the Promenade, is rented directly by its owners. It is comfortable and modern and is located on a 2nd floor equipped with an elevator, in a beautiful quiet, central and commercial area (with restaurants and supermarkets) near the Musée Massena and its gardens and the "rue pietonne" where you can stroll by night, sit in cafés and eat at terraces with candles.

This two-bedroom bright and cosy apartment has been completely renovated and consists of a corridor entrance, living area, 1 separate bedroom that contains a luxury designed king size bed, 1 bedroom-dressing and an American kitchen; there is also a large shower room with separate toilet.

THE OWNER OFFERS TO CYCLING LOVERS, FAMILIES, SENIORS AND YOUNGSTERS, FOUR "VELOS BLEUS" SUBSCRIPTIONS TO RIDE ALONG THE PROMENADE AND THE CYCLING PATHS OF NICE: A UNIQUE CYCLING EXPERIENCE IN THE MOST SOPHISTICATED CITY OF THE COTE D'AZUR !.

Location

This luxury apartment located nearby the Promenade, is rented directly by its owners. It is comfortable and modern and is located on a 2nd floor equipped with an elevator, in a beautiful quiet, central and commercial area (with restaurants and supermarkets) near the Musée Massena and its gardens and the "rue pietonne" where you can stroll by night, sit in cafés and eat at terraces with candles.

This two-bedroom bright and cosy apartment has been completely renovated and consists of a corridor entrance, living area, 1 separate bedroom that contains a luxury designed king size bed, 1 bedroom-dressing and an American kitchen; there is also a large shower room with separate toilet.

THE OWNER OFFERS TO CYCLING LOVERS, FAMILIES, SENIORS AND YOUNGSTERS, FOUR "VELOS BLEUS" SUBSCRIPTIONS TO RIDE ALONG THE PROMENADE AND THE CYCLING PATHS OF NICE: A UNIQUE CYCLING EXPERIENCE IN THE MOST SOPHISTICATED CITY OF THE COTE D'AZUR !.

Location description from owner

The French Riviera - Cote d'Azur region

The city of Nice occupies an exceptional natural site in the heart of the French Riviera as Cte d'Azur is often known in English. That Mediterranean coastline of the south eastern corner of France, extends from Menton near the Italian border in the east to either Hyres or Cassis in the west. It is a privileged crossroads between the Alps, Provence, Corsica and Italy. Blessed by a sunny, temperate climate, it attracts visitors from around the world.

The Cte dAzur lies between the mountains peaks of the Alps and the shimmering turquoise Mediterranean. This coastline was one of the first modern resort areas which the British upper class at the end of the 18th century made famous. With the arrival of the railway in the mid-19th century, many aristocrats, wealthy people, writers and artists used to come on holidays, such as Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, when he was Prince of Wales, as well as the Rothschild family, Somerset Maugham and later on, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Edith Wharton and Aldous Huxley. After World War II it became the home of many celebrities, such as Elton John and Brigitte Bardot. It remains to this day, one of the most sort after destinations in France and is ideal for family and group holidays as well as romantic city breaks

Here you find yourself between the Mountains and the Deep Blue Sea. Go from walking in the Mercantour National park or skiing in the Alps to watersports and sunbathing on the local beach. A high quality public transport with a standard fare throughout the Cte d'Azur region of 1.30 euros links Nice to the Mercantour ski resorts at Auron, Isola 2000, Valberg, St Delmas le Selvage, Tende val Casterino, etc. (ideal also for hillwalking in summer). Nice offers the rare possibility of going skiing in the Alps in the morning and spending the afternoon on the beach!

Nice is also within a short journey to nearby St Paul de Vence which is a beautiful town full of Arts and Crafts as well as Grasse with its perfumeries and Biot with its glass blowers. Ventimiglia is an excellent town on the border of Italy that can take less than one hour to reach. The Friday market is particularly well known due to the low cost diverse range of products available.

The Cte D' Azur is renowned for sunshine, glamour, elegance and style, there's so much to do in the area with a lot of events during the year such as the Nice carnival in February, the Menton citrus festival, the Cannes film festival and the Monaco grand prix in May, and the Nice jazz festival in July, so there is always something to keep you occupied. There are also some excellent walks around Cap Ferrat peninsula and Cap D' Ail into Monaco where you can admire the villas of the rich and famous. There are excellent beaches to visit at Cannes, Villefranche, Beaulieu-Sur-Mer and Cap D'Ail. If you hire a car, you can explore the medieval perched villages scattered in the hills across the region or travel over the border into Italy for some fresh pasta lika Mamma used to make!!

The French Riviera also contains the seaside resorts of Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Frjus, Saint-Raphal, and Saint-Tropez, and surrounds the principality of Monaco, with a total population of over two million.

That region is a major yachting centre, with marinas along its coast. According to the Cte d'Azur Economic Development Agency, each year the Riviera hosts 50% of the world's superyacht fleet, with 90% of all superyachts visiting the region's coast at least once in their lifetime.

The Cte d'Azur is the perfect holiday destination all year round. Winter is comparatively warm (average 53f December - March and rarely below 41f) and summer an average of 75f but can hit Mid 80f in July and August.
Known for its hot summers and mild winters, as a tourist centre it benefits from 300 days of sunshine per year.

Among the Riviera's many attractions are its beautiful beaches along its 115 km of coastline, lovely seaside promenades, interesting museums, famous landmarks and other tourist attractions such as18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts and 3,000 restaurants.

The Alpes Maritimes offers a great choice of places of interest to discover, leisure activities, relaxation, culture and traditions. At the heart of the French Riviera, this department offers everything to charm visitors: an important architectural and cultural heritage, the sea for both water sports activities and relaxation, beaches of sand or pebbles, authentic and peaceful inland countryside, a multitude of mountains for sport activities, picturesque and idyllic villages, preserved gastronomic traditions and an incredibly mild climate.

In order to visit all those places, in town or outside, Nice offers a very impressive public transport system with the brand new tram (opened dec 2007) taking you from one end of Nice to another to the efficient bus and train network taking you to Monaco/St Tropez/Antibes/Cannes. Nice port is also nearby where there are regular ferries to Corsica and great options for short cruises up the coast eg to Monaco.

On the other hand, Nice is a major transportation hub in Europe. The low-cost airlines now offer frequent flights to the Nice Cote d'Azur Airport from London, Paris and other cities. A High-speed rail service is also available to Nice from Paris.


Activities near Nice:

Many visitors to Nice enjoy a day excursion to the city state of Monte Carlo, Monaco or the seaside towns of Antibes, Juan Les Pins, Cannes, Saint Raphael, Frjus and Saint Tropez.
A journey to Italy: Vintimiglia, San Remo or Genova.
A tour of Provence with its charming villages and vineyards.
An excursion to the Valley of Marvels in the Alp Mountains for winter skiing or lovely summer promenades.
Hiring a boat, water skiing and learn sailing.
Take a trip by sea from Cannes or Saint Raphael to Saint Tropez.
A day in the callanques of the Golden Corniche in Trayas or Agay.
Explore sandy beaches all along the coast.
Walking along the coast paths on Cap Ferrat, Cap d'Antibes and Cap Camarat in Saint Tropez.
Visit the Lerins islands in Cannes.
A day on Cap Ferrat, visiting Ephrussi de Rotschild Villa, villa Kerylos and the village of Saint Jean.
A drive to the medieval village of Eze which overlooks the sea 700 meters higher, with the opportunity of admiring the breathtaking landscape from the high and middle Corniches between Nice and Monaco.

Nice

The famous sculptor Cesar has been quoted as saying that “Nice is like a woman city. We love her passionately, we may leave her, but we always return to her”. Nice is indeed the capital of the glorious French Riviera, the perfect resort for sun lovers, with its spectacular coastline during the sunny summer months and mild winters, where you are able to sunbathe, paddle in the azure sea, swim, water ski, parascend, jet-ski, or simply stroll in the fresh early morning air, blissful sun, looking at the calming sea, or even only sip a smooth cocktail.

Tourists visiting Nice will find plenty of sightseeing opportunities all around the city. Many of these are historic and date from the greek and roman times as well as the 17th century when Nice belonged to the Kingdom of Savoy from which it separated in 1860. Some of those monuments are the magnificent Palais Lascaris, the Cathédrale de Sainte Réparate and the buildings of the Monastère Notre Dame de Cimiez. Also of interest for tourists in Nice, is the Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St. Nicolas, and also the Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice, the city's main botanical garden. Culture abounds in Nice and the city boasts a number of good museums, such as the Matisse Museum, Chagall Museum and the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art.

In the Vieux Nice or Vieille Ville (Old Town) near the Place Massena square, you find narrow streets curving in irregular fashion between old buildings with red-tile roofs, just as with any medieval village of the region; there are shops of clothes and gifts, etc ., but particularly typical small restaurants where you can taste some typical niçoise food such as pisaladiere, pan bagnat, socca or hand made raviolis. In the Vieux Nice is the Cours Saleya, the most famous market of the city where flowers and local food produce are sold during most of the week and a large flea market take place on Mondays.

Nearby is the Park of the Chateau which is situated at the top of the hill that overlooks the city, on the location of a former 1706 castle. The view from the hill shows the stunning breathtaking beauty of Nice. There are several ways to reach the park; one can drive to the top, take the elevator, climb the 213 steps from the bottom to the observation platform or take the “Petit Train Touristique” which begins its journey from the Promenade.

The main tourist attraction in Nice is the PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, which is 200 meters from our apartment and stretches about 7 km around the Baie des Anges, a favourite "promenade" since the Belle Epoque at the turn of the last century. Always covered with flowers, this wonderful walk looks out onto the beaches on one side, and luxury hotels such as the Negresco on the other. At all hours, people come here to watch the sea, sunbath, jog, cycle and roller skate. There are a variety of water sports available and beach volleyball is the activity of choice of the local youth. On a fine evening, why not have dinner at one of the many restaurants directly on the beach?

Nearby you will find Rue de France, the pedestrian shopping street which runs roughly parallel to the seaside. This area is full of shops, including some exclusive clothing boutiques, and restaurants and cafés with outdoor terraces - a great place to sit and watch the world go by, while you eat or drink.

Our apartment is precisely located at the corner of the Rue de France, near the pedestrian street in the very exclusive Carré d’Or area of Nice (or Golden Square), which is sandwiched between four of the most famous streets in Nice: Boulevard Victor Hugo, Avenue Jean Medecin, Boulevard Gambetta and the world-famous Promenade des Anglais. This area is characterised by superb turn-of-the-century buildings.

There is a unique ambiance here that has to be felt to be understood. From Salsa bars to French Brasseries, this area gives a chic European-style terrace-living that suits those who prefer a more relaxed venue. Have a look at the modern art gallerys that adorn the street, or around the corner join the bustling 'Zone Pieton' and enjoy the shops, bars and cafés, fancy restaurants.

There are several very chic bars within walking distance from the apartment that generally serve crudités and excellent wines and cocktails. The ambient atmosphere, together with music and people, that are well behaved, make in all a very pleasant evening.

Visitors to Nice also enjoy dining at the restaurants located along the French seaside. Wonderful seafood, French wines and Italian and French cuisine can be enjoyed at many seaside restaurants in this Mediterranean city.

In Carré d'Or, the 19th century Palais Massena features impressionist paintings from the Nice school. The palace, located 200mts away from the apartment, also contains ceramics and French folk art.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Lift access
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
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About the owner

Brigitte T
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
25 Jul 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
France

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Mar 2010. Located in Nice, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £604 to £875.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Jul 2016.

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“Welcoming hostess and comfortable central appartment”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2013

Brigitte was most helpful even offering to collect and take us to the airport. The apartment had everything necessary for our holiday. The air conditioning was most welcome. The apartment was in a quiet street but near to all amenities so we could walk to most places. Brigitte went that extra mile to offer us a most comfortable stay offering advice on where to go and how to use the public transport. She even lent out deckchairs and beach mats. My family really enjoyed our stay in Nice.

“Perfect Place in Nice!”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2013

We are from Canada, and had never been to France. We stayed in Brigette's holiday flat for one week in July, 2012. We could not have been happier! It is beautifully decorated, air-conditioned, comfortable with lovely linens and a gorgeous setting. All of the windows have a remote to close the blinds and block out all light if need be. The apartment is in the perfect location. The beach is literally down the street, and on route there are some fabulous restaurants. The shopping is also fantastic. We did not need a car, and we could walk or take public transit which is extremely accessible. I highly recommend to rent out this flat, and have the perfect holiday experience. If I were to come back to Nice (and I hope to some day), this is where I would stay!

“Excellent location, good facilities, good host.”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2012

Very central flat near to the aerobus stop on the promenade and central for bus travel around the city. Close to good supermarkets on Gambetta boulevard and a short walk to the public beach. Flat was suitable for our needs and A/C was a god send due to the very hot weather!! Brigitte the owner was great and a lovely basket of goddies was waiting along with water and champagne in the fridge for our arrival. All in all a good apartment and would reccommend to friends.

“The Best Apartment Ever Rented”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2011

The owner is such a nice person; actually she is the best one we've ever met. The apartment is cozy, clean, and well-equipped which makes us feel at home. We can find everything we need and also some surprise beyond our expectation, such as a basket of snack, bottles of mineral water in the refrigerator...HOW SWEET! We'd definitely choose the place again and also introduce to our friends.

“Excellent location, clean and comfortable, but may be noisy"”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2011

We are a family of 5, with three teens. This apt fits us nicely. The apt's strongest point is its location. It's one block from the beach and about 1km from downtown. There are so many shops and restaurants nearby, the selection is endless. When we showed up to check in at the agreed upon time, the host wasn't available. We had to call the manager (in the US) and then waited about 15 min for a back-up host to check us in. It wasn't a big deal but, after a long day of driving from Paris, it could have been better. When we were there (Nice) in mid July, the weather was beautiful -- warm in the sun, but cool in the shade. It's a good thing because we couldn't get either of the two A/Cs to work. We got it to blow air, but it wasn't cool. It turns out that the A/Cs weren't necessary, the apt was well ventilated and it actually gets cold in the evening. The host kept insisting that the A/C works, so I could be wrong (FYI: I'm an electrical engineer). One thing about Nice and open windows is that there are mosquitoes. On the other hand, even had the AC worked, I would have still open the windows for the fresh air and take my chances. Noise. Those two windows in the bedrooms? They're about a few arm lengths from the high-rise that's being built next door. Construction starts around 8-ish and doesn't end until at least afternoon. Today, the view from those windows is lovely. Once the other building is up, I'm not sure you will even get sunlight. All in all, even with hindsight, I would do it again. However, once the next-door building is completed and you lose the view and cross-wind, I'd think about it some more.

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