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NICE OLD TOWN (VIEUX NICE): SUPERB 2 BEDROOM 2ND FLOOR APARTMENT

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Iain Vellacott

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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NICE OLD TOWN (VIEUX NICE): SUPERB 2 BEDROOM 2ND FLOOR APARTMENT

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2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, apartment sleeps 4-5, floor area approx 63m2

Wonderful light and airy 2 bedroom apartment in the Old Town (Vieux Nice).

Our apartment is on the 2nd floor of a typical Nicois building in Rue Francois Zanin, a quiet but wide pedestrian street just round the corner (literally!) from the Old Town’s fabulous markets, shops, bars and restaurants and less than 10 minutes walk from both the beach and the port. It is also only a couple of minutes walk from bus and tram stops on Nice’s excellent public transport system which provides excellent services to the airport (20 minutes) and the many attractions in Nice and the wider area.

The apartment comprises a large (5m x 4m) double-window sitting room with dining area, a modern American-style kitchen, 2 bedrooms (one with a double bed and a walk-in wardrobe, the other with two single beds) and a modern WC/shower room.

The Old Town of Nice is one of Euope's 'jewels' - the historic buildings and pedestrianised streets are filled with the atmosphere of the local markets, restaurants and street cafes which you can enjoy or wander through, by day or night, relaxed and secure. Don't get put off by the city's reputation as a playground for the rich - the close proximity of the beach and the bus and trams stops (providing services not just to local attractions but also to Monaco, Cannes, etc) and the myriad of very reasonably priced restaurants and cafes means that you can have just as much fun on a tight budget!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Iain Vellacott

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In 2005 my wife and I decided to move our family from Oxfordshire to South West France where I now work as an artist (www.inoils.com) as well as returning to the UK to continue my professional consultancy practice.

Iain Vellacott purchased this apartment in 2006

We bought this apartment because of its wonderful location at the top of the Old Town - less than 10 minutes stroll through the pedestrianised streets to the front, only a couple of minutes from stops on Nice's excellent public transport and yet quiet (important to me as I am a light sleeper!)

Our fundamental objective has always been that people should have a great holiday so we did up the apartment and maintain it (with the help of our excellent local agent) in the way that we would want to find an apartment ourselves.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday apartment rental in Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice), France

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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice): Superb 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice): Superb 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p63558
+00 33 (0)561 835472
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice
London
5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
Just returned from a great week in Nice and I can highly recommend this apartment. Situated in the Old Town, it is literally 2 minutes from the bus station & tram stop. The beach and market place are a leisurely 10 minute walk through the heart of the Old Town. You also have dozens of restaurants & cafes to choose from too.
The apartment itself was very clean and comfortable. We had 4 staying and had plenty of space and never felt on top of each other, which is important for a relaxing holiday. The kitchen has everything you could want, dishwasher, cutlery, fridge/freezer etc. Also has a washing machine, and space for you to hang clothes. If you want to spend a night in, you have dvds and a comfy lounge.
One of the best things about booking this apartment was dealing with Iain. He was always quick on email response, and returned my security deposit within 1 day of the holiday ending. He also has a guidebooks for you to use in the apartment plus an information booklet for the apartment and local area. It is a definite plus to deal with someone who knows what they are doing and has taken the time and effort to make your stay a good one.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this apartment and the Old Town of Nice in general.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review JustinH - I am delighted that you had such a good time. Iain.
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice): Superb 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p63558
+00 33 (0)561 835472
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice
5

Amazing stay!!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
Me, my husband, our three year old daughter and both of our mothers stayed in this cosy apartment for 10 days. We were met by the most welcoming woman that helped us settle in and get all the necessary information. In this apartment you will find everything you need, even buckets and spades to bring to the beach for our daughter! It's close to everything, in the middle of beautiful vibrant old town, with all it's little boutiques, cafes and restaurant. right around the corner is the bus stop to go Monaco or better yet Villefranche-sur-mer with it's little beach. We will definetly go back and would recomend it to anybody. Iain has been great from first contact til the last. Always doing his best to help us. Outstanding service! Thank you!
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice): Superb 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p63558
+00 33 (0)561 835472
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice
5

Wonderful flat in the old city

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
We had a wonderful stay in Nice. The flat was as advertised. Iain was extremely reliable during each stage: arranging the stay, the payment and the particulars of our arrival and departure. The flat was well-stocked with what we expected -- in the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and general living space. The location is excellent - in old town. We couldn't have been better situated. We would stay there again.
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice): Superb 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p63558
+00 33 (0)561 835472
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice
5

Old Town atmosphere with modern comfort

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
Location, location, location! Having also stayed further west, in the Gambetta area of Nice, we can definitely say this is better. You’ll spend almost nothing on transport in the city once you’re installed here. Rather amusingly, having been attracted to this apartment by its proximity to the bus station (we had decided to challenge ourselves to a holiday using only public transport), we found out from Iain, when I casually mentioned this in a pre-departure email exchange, that the bus station had been demolished! (It turns out that this is to make way for the Coulée Verte/ 'Promenade du Paillon' (google for info) which, when complete – allegedly in Sept 2013 - will only enhance the location…) However, loss of the station was not a problem. Many bus lines from all directions lead to Place Garibaldi (google Lignes d’Azur) and once you’re there, you’re a 3-minute, pleasant walk from your accommodation. We’d endorse all that’s been said by others re the apartment - apart from reservations expressed re the noise. It’s not silent like country gîtes we’ve stayed in, but we didn’t expect that from a town-centre location - there’s no traffic noise and we loved the sounds of the Old Town waking up and going to sleep: (unlike Gambetta) and the pleasant, evening restaurant buzz dies down from 10.30 and disappears by 11.30. Lots of places to eat: high-class busking in Place Rossetti makes it appealing, but la Table Alziari, has a much more authentic feel – and there’s the lovely M. Alziari himself. The temptation to cook at home is also huge, with 3 metro-style supermarkets and many great, small food shops on your doorstep. Ideal location too if travelling with older teenage children, since its centrality allows everyone to satellite off and do their own thing. Also a good introduction to renting from private owners, as communication with Iain couldn’t be easier and Samira, his agent who meets you, gives a very helpful and warm introduction to the apartment and area. Staying here you feel as though you’re living in the town rather than drifting through it as a tourist.
Owner's Response: Thank so much for your kind comments. Yes, the demolition of the bus station came as a surprise to me (and I corrected the advert immediately I learnt about it) but, as you say, the same excellent bus services still stop very close to the apartment. And thanks for all your other comments – I am delighted that you and your family had such a good holiday. Iain
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice): Superb 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice
Seattle, WA
4

Nicely updated apartment in Old Nice

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
The photos and description of the apartment are accurate. It is an old building but the apartment has been updated fairly well. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was usable, bathroom was nice. The washer/dryer was handy, although we used the outside lines for drying. The TV gets English language news channels and there is a good DVD selection. The location of the apartment is in the middle of the tourist zone and within walking distance of the beach and many sights. It is a bit noisy with the restaurants down below, but the windows are good quality and will seal out the noise for those who want to go to bed early or are light sleepers. This apartment and the location are good for those who want an atypical experience from the standard tourist hotel; particularly if you want to prepare some meals at home. There were a few minor maintenance issues, lightbulbs and such, that need attention, and one of the kitchen cabinets is positioned to give you a good knock on the head on the way to the bathroom. The woman who showed us the apartment pointed it out, but try remembering that in the middle of the night when nature calls.
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nice International
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nice (for trips to Corsica)
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Gare Riquier
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Sortie 55 on A8
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
beach
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is on the 2nd floor of a typical Nicois building in Rue Francois Zanin, a quiet but wide pedestrian street just round the corner (literally!) from the Old Town’s fabulous markets, shops, bars and restaurants and less than 10 minutes walk from both the beach and the port. It is also only a couple of minutes from stops on Nice's excellent bus and tram system offering excellent services to the airport (20 minutes) and the many attractions in Nice and the wider area.

Other Activities: Art Galleries, Opera, Museums, Gardens to visit, markets, designer shopping

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice), Nice

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Mid
5 Apr 2014 - 4 Jul 2014
£620
7 nights
 
 
High
5 Jul 2014 - 22 Aug 2014
£730
7 nights
 
 
Mid
23 Aug 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
£620
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£620
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linen/bath towels (£7 per person) £28.00
Cleaning £25.00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) in Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 63 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Hob
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • diving
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
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