Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Carre d'Or - 6 Boulevard Gambetta
Quiet, safe, all comforts, convenient, near all amenities
A comfortable, very central one bedroom apartment renovated to a high standard, with a completely equipped kitchen (oven but no microwave…… this is France) and a large walk in shower room The double bedroom offers a very comfortable double bed, hanging wardrobe for clothes plus a tall boy for other garments, and a CD.The lounge has plenty of comfortable seating plus a large flat screen TV WiFi. Both rooms with hot and cold Air Conditioning. The apartment has conserved its original friezes and oak parquet flooring. Located on the first floor with a wide staircase access and two lifts. The building was an Art Deco period hotel which has been converted and retains a lot of the charm of that period. There is TV security on every floor and a charming and helpful Portuguese couple concierge the building.
This apartment is located in one of the most Cosmopolitan areas of the Carre d’Or one block from the Negresco (where there are good jazz nights) and very close to vibrant street cafes and food outlets, one minute from the supermarket and 1 minute from wonderful fresh vegetable shops. It is a very lively area but the apartment located at the back and gets no traffic noise and is calm and peaceful at night. 50 metres from the beach and Promenade des Anglais where its fun to people watch the joggers, skaters, sunbathers and walkers, the Promenade is always full of bustle. it is only 10 minutes from the airport. A walk to the Nice Old town takes about 20 minutes. The bus service in Nice is excellent and you can travel as far as 15 kms or more outside the town for the same price.
There are many festivals and activities all year round in Nice including the famous Nice festival in February and many music events with famous names in the Jazz and well known music stars world. There is an incredible choice of food from many different French and Ethnic restaurants, and one of the big charms is that even in winter the restaurants on the beach open and many people eat lunch in the sun. A good train service takes you to Italy and Monaco is easily accessed by bus as is Cannes, Juan Les Pins, Antibes and other famous Cote d’Azur destinations.
- wheelchair accessible
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for children
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Mrs. Oonagh Karanjia
In June 2011 I fell in love with the ambience the minute I crossed the unspoiled threshold of this former Art Deco Hotel only one block from the sea. Despite the fact the apartment needed lots of renovation it has retained the original oak flooring and ceiling friezes but the atmosphere was also special in some way. having contracted cancer it took me longer to renovate than I had originally thought but it was finally finished end of 2012. I love it just as much now as when I first saw it.
I have lived in London since I came here from Ireland but I love to get away to Nice on the quick 1.5 hour flight and get fresh air at the same time as keeping my French up to the mark.
Mrs. Oonagh Karanjia purchased this apartment in 2011
Why Mrs. Oonagh Karanjia chose Carre d'Or
It has everything I wanted, close to the sea and all amenities, very good security with lovely, helpful Portuguese concierge and her husband. Easy for the airport, no need for a car with such a good bus service. Most of all it is a happy feeling building.
What makes this apartment unique
Not exactly unique but I have tried to put everything in that might be desired in terms of WiFi; TV; fully equipped kitchen and large walk in shower. I love the wide stairs to the first floor and the option of them or the two period lifts. Everyone who has stayed there has loved the atmosphere of the place. There is a huge entrance hall with the original floor tiles and the wrought iron lifts remind me of every old French film I have seen.