£229 / night
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Luxury Seafront Penthouse/Loft Villefranche s/mer – Home 53190 Penthouse

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Luxury Seafront Penthouse/Loft Villefranche s/mer – Home 53190

  • Penthouse
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 44 reviews

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Penthouse / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Occupying almost the entire top floor of an old palace, this magnificent open-plan penthouse / loft apartment is completely unique. It is in the heart of the charming and unspoilt old town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, yet it is quiet, extremely spacious, and exudes luxury. Perfect for four people or a couple, but can if necessary accommodate up to six + a baby, by arrangement with the owners.

The large terrace offers a stunning view of what's renowned as one of the most beautiful bays in the entire Mediterranean, while inside the apartment offers the ultimate in comfort. An added bonus is that very few people know the loft even exists. It is invisible from below or above; an idyllic hideaway. Yet is is only moments from the beach, all the great local walks & scenery, and of course the luxury yachts.


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Double Beds
  • 1 En suite, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

BUSES: The Nice – Monaco bus runs regularly (approx. once every 20 minutes); climb up to the main road that runs through Villefranche to find the bus stop: It’s by the pharmacy on Ave. Princess Grace (near the seahorse statue) for buses to Nice and across the road for Monaco buses. TRAINS: The Railway station is just above the beach – at the end of the Rue du Poilu; get hold of a timetable or check them out online via SNCF’s website. They’re not as regular as the buses and they cost more, but they are quicker and go further (beyond Cannes or to Grasse one way, and into Italy the other)

Interaction with guest

Our property manager Richard will meet you at the apartment with the keys. He lives in Villefranche and is therefore a fountain of knowledge! He will also return on the day of your departure to say 'au-revoir'.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
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
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

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

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

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

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We do not allow parties at the penthouse unless by prior arrangement. If you are celebrating a special occasion please let us know in case we can help make it all the more memorable!


About the owner

Kate D.
Average reply time:
2 hours 15 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
20 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Penthouse has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Mar 2008. Located in Villefranche-sur-Mer, it has 44 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1764 to £3269.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

44 reviews

Very Good

“Amazing Apartment in the BEST location”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2018

We arrived back from our stay at this beautiful apartment a few days ago. We had the most relaxing time in the loveliest location in Villefranche. Right on the sea front and close to everything Villefranche has to offer; restaurants, bars, shops, beach, station...the list could go on. The apartment itself is fantastic, it's beautifully decorated with tons of space (there were 6 of us!) and a stunning balcony with a panoramic view over the bay. We spent hours sitting out there eating, drinking and staring at the boats coming and going. It has everything you need - even down to a snorkel and a little fruit juicer! We felt so at home even after just arriving! Kate and Richard couldn't have been more helpful, thank you so much guys,. Hopefully next time we will be able to stay longer! :-)

“Great Penthouse perfectly located in beautiful town!”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2017

Just home from our stay in this gorgeous apartment which fully lived up to our expectations. The location is just perfect - right beside train station - on the seafront - near the beach - close enough to all restaurants and bars. What more could you ask for! The loft is on the top floor but the access is good. It is a bright well furnished, well equipped penthouse with a balcony overlooking the bay with all modern amenities including air con and WIFI which worked perfectly! The view from the balcony is just lovely - a great start to each day. Ville-Franche is a lovely old style French town. Narrow streets with a real quaint feeling. There are a lot of hills and steps to climb if you want to venture further up into the town but this is not necessary and makes the location of this penthouse even more perfect! Great choice of restaurants - we enjoyed L'Aparte which is more fine dining and we had two very good meals in La Caravella right beside it which we thoroughly enjoyed also. Kate was great to deal with and made the booking very easy. She also arranged taxi transfers for us which worked well and her representative Richard was there waiting for us on our arrival. All very smooth and hassle free which is what you want on holiday! A great time was had by all and we would love to go back!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your very kind review. We always appreciate the feedback and love it that our guests really enjoy their stay at the penthouse and want to go back! Just to make clear for anyone who doesn't know ...we are a three to four minute walk from the railway station and we do not have any noise only the added convenience of being able to jump aboard and see the cote d'azur so well as travel direct to Italy. Thank you again for your wonderful words and hopefully we will see you again soon! Kate and Mark

“Wow! Perfect flat with best location in Villefrance”

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Amazing view from the roof terrace with restaurants and beach on your doorstep. Nice and very well equipped flat. Train station is only 200 meters from the flat taking you easily around to the villages on the coast. Having said that, Villefranche in itself is the most beautiful of them all. Very attentive landlady and local representative (Richard). Use their transport service as well for pick up to/from airport/sightseeing/taxi - very convenient, good price and nice car! All in all, - what a Place!. What a location! What a flat! We will return!


Reviewed 9 Jul 2016

Booked this apartment for my sisters wedding in VFSM, and couldn't have been happier with it! Right from the booking process Kate was super helpful with all my queries as it was our first holiday with our new baby. She very kindly arranged a driver to meet us at the airport, and Molly was waiting for us when we arrived to go through everything - she was on hand too for all my anxious new mum questions on how things worked!! The apartment itself is gorgeous - the terrace and views absolutely amazing. We really couldn't fault it!! The location was perfect for access to all the amenities including the beach, shops, restaurants and the train station. There are a few stairs up to the apartment once you come out of the lift but these are shallow and we had no problems at all carrying our cases or the pram up them! VFSM is a beautiful village but beware if travelling with babies that there are a lot of steps everywhere!!! However it didn't stop us having a lovely time, and we can't wait to go back! xx

“Stunning apartment in beautiful village”

Reviewed 31 May 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 5 days in May 2013 with our 18month old boy. The apartment is very well appointed and beautifully furnished. Very spacious with a wonderful big terrace overlooking the lovely bay of Villefranche. We had a very warm welcome from the property manager and were impressed with the quality of the linens / towels and really appreciated the extra touches such as flowers on arrival, starter kit of milk / dustbin bags etc. All in all highly recommended.


Reviewed 8 Aug 2012

Exceptional view and location. Well maintained with delightful and accommodating owners and concierge. We will be booking this flat again, I highly recommend it.

“Simply divine!!!!!”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2012

Centrally located in the pretty fishing port of Villefranche, the Loft occupies a magnificent position overlooking the beautiful harbour and outwards towards Cap Ferrat. It is difficult to imagine a more idyllic spot. The views from the expansive balcony are simply stunning. From your position high above the hustle and bustle of unspoilt Villefranche, life takes on a more leisurely pace as you gaze out to sea , admire the yachts in the harbour below and the comings and goings of the luxury cruise liners. Indeed lazing on your balcony it feels a lot like you're actually on the water in your own luxury yacht. We cannot speak highly enough of the quality of service we received. Kate, the owner, could not have been more helpful. From our initial enquiry right through to our return to the UK, Kate kept in touch. Her efficient, courteous and helpful manner ensured that we had one of the most stress free breaks anyone could hope for. She arranged for transfers to and from the airport and our welcoming pack, which included a bottle of wine was a lovely gesture. Thank you Kate!! We cannot speak highly enough of The Loft. If it has a downside it is that it is so difficult to leave it. You really have to force yourself to go anywhere. We will be back!!!!

“Wonderful, relaxing holiday.”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2012

From the moment you enter this top floor apartment you get the 'wow factor'. The open plan living/dining area is tastefully furnished and includes many luxuries that you would not usually expect in a holiday let. The kitchen is superb and the master bedroom and en-suite as good as any 5 star hotel. The lovely terrace is where we spent most of our time, eating, drinking and relaxing. The beach can get busy, but you can just return to the loft where the noise is minimal & the views are fantastic. Villefranche itself is a beautiful town with plenty of bars & restaurants suiting every taste. We will definately return, we spent so much time relaxing in the apartment that we didn't do much exploring.

“Just perfect!”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2012

My husband and I stayed at The Loft with friends visiting from overseas. From the instant I emailed the owners the entire experience was a dream including the on-ground agent who was extremely friendly and helpful. The Loft is perfectly located right on the water and amongst local restaurants. Inside is modern and spacious added with the penthouse views, it is simply divine. Not only did The Loft live up to our expectations, Villefranche-sur-Mur is also the perfect location to either relax and make the most of the incredible views but also the perfect base to explore the region more broadly. With the train station only a few hundred metres away, we left the car parked for our entire stay making the most of such convenience. We will definitely be back!

“Amazing views and location second to none!”

Reviewed 29 May 2012

We stayed int the loft for 4 days and had an incredible time! It is 2 mins walk for your early morning swim (a must on holidays!) It is very central and the views are quite amazing! It is one of the nicest apartments we ever stayed in in France. Will definitely go back there ... soon!

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