Villefranche Old Town holiday apartment rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, balcony/terrace and air con

8 reviews

From the owner

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

From the owner

Welcome to our page for our charming two bedroom apartment available for holiday rental in the picturesque town of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera.

In the heart of the Old Town, this family-owned rental apartment is just 150 metres from the colourful, working harbour – widely acclaimed to be one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean. The apartment is also close to a wonderful choice of bars and restaurants….from casual takeaways to Michelin award-winning eateries.

The air-conditioned, third floor apartment sleeps four and has two bedrooms (one double and one twin). There is also a double sofa bed. The fully equipped kitchen also has a washing machine for our guests' convenience. The large Lounge/Diner opens up onto a balcony. There is WiFi at the apartment.

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a delightful, historic French fishing town on the Cote d'Azur, steeped in history but with all the conveniences of the 21st century. A short journey from Nice and Monaco and a 45 minute drive from Italy, renting an apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer is the ideal place to base yourself for your holiday in the South of France.

With a warm climate, beautiful beach and year-round azure skies, Villefranche-sur-Mer is host to many festivals, markets and events throughout the year. With its roots dating back to medieval times and a heritage of French and Italian occupation, the architecture is inspired and breathtaking.

Bedding is provided but towels are not (please bring your own).

With so much to see and do, one week won't be enough!

Note - there is a refundable £500 security deposit required & a cleaning/sheet washing of £130 per booking.

Please check and confirm you booking with me (Fraser Macdonald) before you book your flights.

Please note that there 3 flights of stairs to the apartment (no lift).

Located in the heart of the Old Town this rental apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer is ideally positioned. Close to all the local amenities and transport links as well as being just 100 yards from the harbour.

The temperate climate, sandy beaches, and ambiance of Old Town in Villefranche-sur-Mer make this enchanting town a popular tourist destination.

The natural beauty and topography of Villefranche-sur-Mer has also made this a favourite location for film directors. Films made here include The Jewel of the Nile with Michael Douglas, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine, Diamond Geezer starring David Jason and Ronin with Robert de Niro.

Attracting a cosmopolitan group of residents and visitors, Villefranche-sur-Mer has still retained its core character and local culture and is one of the most charming villages on the French Riviera in the heart of the Cote D'Azur.

The apartment is in the Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Old town is a wonderful labyrinth of tiny streets with limited automotive access.

Check-in & Check-out times:

Please make sure that you leave the apartment by 11am. Guests can arrive at the apartment after 3pm. You are able to leave your cases in the upstairs landing if you intend to leave after 11am or arrive before 3pm.

Please note that the keys are posted to our guests and that enough time (1 week for UK, 2 weeks for Europe and 3 weeks for the rest of the World) needs to be available for the keys to arrive with you. If a key pick-up or delivery is needed at the apartment then a charge of £30 is made to cover the cost of this arrangement with a local person. This cost will be deducted from the security deposit if necessary.

Please note that as from 1/1/19 there is a local French tax on rental properties of 3%. This will be added to the rental booking cost.

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Bed & bathroom

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


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided

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Interaction with guest

I am available by email, mobile and whatsapp. I am happy to answer any questions that you have. We have an information sheet that I can send to you. We will post the keys to you from the UK and will need you to send them back at the end of your stay (when you get back home is fine). We have a local cleaner who lives in Nice.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £500.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

This apartment is for all ages however it should be noted that there are 42 steps up to the apartment so if you have difficulty with stairs then this apartment is not for you. One quickly gets used to the stairs and they are a good way of exercising off the alcohol and extra holiday calories!

Although we do not allow smoking in the apartment there is a balcony where smoking is permitted and we supply an ashtray for smoking on the balcony.

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About the owner

Fraser M.
Tourist Licence
Average reply time:
3 hours 45 minutes

Calendar updated:
22 Jan 2022

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Feb 2013. Located in Villefranche-sur-Mer, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £481.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Jan 2022.


Very Good
8 reviews
Very Good
Boroughbridge, United Kingdom

Clean,well equipped apartment.
Jun 2018

Nice location,near to all amenities. Plenty of restaurants,shops and lovely walks along the sea shore. Be aware there are many steps to climb both in the town and the apartment. The apartment was up 4… More 

Reviewed 2 Jul 2018

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Holiday apartment review
Jun 2017

Stayed here for eleven days in june. Perfectly central for need for a car. Trains busses all within easy walking distance. We walked everywhere. Did about sixty miles during our stay. Ap… More 

Reviewed 3 Jul 2017

Owner's reply:
Thank you Wendy for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. When we first purchased the apartment it did not have air conditioning and it was one of the first changes we made. I agree, it is a godsend! We do have a hairdryer for guests to use so I am not sure what has happened with that. I will check for it when I am next at the apartment.
Bolton, United Kingdom

Great Location in a Beautiful Area
Sep 2016

If you want a holiday in a traditional French apartment in a beautiful, medieval French town then this is for you ! The location of this apartment is perfect with easy access to bars and restaurants, … More 

Reviewed 30 Sep 2016

Vancouver, Canada

a great find in villefranche su mer
Jun 2016

A very nice two bedroom unit in the heart of the town. Steps to everything (restaurants, the grocery store, all of the restaurants) and a 5 minute walk to the train & beach. A very quiet unit, but… More 

Reviewed 14 Jul 2016

Owner's reply:
Many thanks for your review. There are 42 steps which are a little steep. There were no lifts in the 17th century when this apartment block was built. This can't be changed but we clearly state about the steps in the advert.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

A great holiday location in itself but also a great launching pad to explore Riviera
Jun 2016

Villefranche-sur-Mer is both charming and more tucked away than busier Nice and Monte Carlo. The flat is close to shops, beach and, above all, the railway station. I discovered that (at least in mid… More 

Reviewed 23 Jun 2016

Owner's reply:
I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have built up the DVD collection over 14 years and take DVDs every time we go. There are probably 200+ films.
Review 1-5 of 8


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Send Fraser (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Fraser (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Fraser the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Fraser (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Fraser (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Fraser (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Fraser (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Fraser (the owner) a message.

If Fraser (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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