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Delightful Charming Nice Apartment With Lift Between Place Massena And The Sea

Nic Beeby

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Delightful Charming Nice Apartment With Lift Between Place Massena And The Sea

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) - Alexmari

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Apartment with a Lift In An Historic Building

The apartment is on the top floor (5th) of a traditional building two streets back from the famous Promenade des Anglais in the beautiful Old Town having views both onto Place Massena, Nice's main square, and the Sea. There is a lift direct to the 5th floor.

The apartment comprises of a sitting room, a kitchen, two double bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin) both with en-suite bath or shower rooms. It comfortably sleeps four and in addition there is a put-me-up bed for a fifth person if necessary. The style is simple Côte with tiled floors and beamed ceilings. It is very light and airy.

In the sitting room there is a compact stereo with an ipod link, flat screen television and a DVD player. There are a number of DVDs for your use in the apartment. There is a wireless broadband Internet connection throughout the apartment. Facilities in the kitchen include induction hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.

The Apartment is situated in Rue Alexandre Mari which runs between Place Massena, Nice's main square, and the Place du Palais which is the main square in the Old Town.

The sea, the market, the shops, the restaurants and the opera house are all within 2 minutes walk from the apartment.

The Airport is a 20 minutes bus ride round the bay and the bus stop is 2 minutes walk from the apartment. The buses travel every 20 minutes.

The Nice Tramway comes through Place Massena making it extremely convenient. The main Railway station is 15 minutes walk (or 5 mins on the tram) up Avenue Jean Medecin, the main avenue running up from Place Massena. From here one can travel in both directions along the coast.

There are car parks in Rue Alexandre Mari as well as the Place du Palais. Cars can be hired from the airport as well as just across the gardens from the apartment.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Nic Beeby (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks English
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2015

About Nic Beeby

I am English and have connections with Tuscany in Italy. I wanted to have an apartment by the sea where I could go around the coast to Italy or indeed the other way as far as Spain. It is also great to travel up into the mountains behind Nice. I wanted to be able to walk everywhere with all the conveniences of the old town at my fingertips. 100 years ago the high season was in January and February because the climate and the light was so wonderful. I love to be in Nice as I feel rejuvenated!

Nic Beeby purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Nic Beeby chose Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)

Location, Location, Location!!!

Alexmari is perfectly situated between Place Massena, the main square in Nice and the Place du Palais, which is the main square in the beautiful Old Town. When you walk out of the front door, you are within walking distance of wonderful restaurants, fabulous shopping, the spacious beaches, the sumptuous markets and the beautiful Opera House. Whatever your requirements, you are catered for!

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

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Delightful Charming Nice Apartment With Lift Between Place Massena And The Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

A great apartment for a base in Nice.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of four and loved the apartment from first sight. It has a great ambience and everything you need to enjoy the pleasures of Nice and the Cote D'Azur. One of these pleasures was shopping at the market then coming back to enjoy what we'd bought.

Beds were very comfortable and bathroom facilities were very good - all essential to an enjoyable stay. The neighbour who met us was wonderful and we had a few conversations in Italian and got good tips and information on how to travel. Travel itself was very easy and cheap. We visited Ventimiglia, Monaco, Antibes and the Vence area with no problems at all. Next time we hope to go to Cannes, Menton and Villefranche sur Mer, to mention only three.

Food in restaurants was always good but our favourite was L' Esprit Gourmand at 17 Rue Beaumont - fantastic food and wine only 3 stops in the tram.

All in all we had a great week in Nice and were so grateful to have chosen such a good apartment ( with a lift) in a great location. The information from Nic was comprehensive and it is a pleasure to recommend the apartment and Nice to others.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Kathleen, I am so glad to hear what a great time you had. Come back soon! Nic
5

Great situation!

  • 5 of 5

A quiet and sunny apartment in a great location, qualities not easy to be found in the Old Town of Nice for a reasonable price! The small kitchen is well equipped, the beds are very comfortable, the heating works. The twin room with a beautiful view of Place Masséna and the hills has a bath tub beneath the sloping roof which might be a bit of a problem for people who prefer to take a shower. Recommended for people who like to stay in an apartment with a personal touch such as books and dvds ecc. And you will hardly find such a charming neighbour who has grown a "botanical garden" in the staircase!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in the apartment and appreciated the homely nature of it as well as the 'Great Situation'! I know you were able to use the shower in the other bathroom. Do come back soon, Regards Nic
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely a great apartment and the perfect location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this well furnished apartment. It is convenient to the market, beach, shopping and restaurants. It is just off the tram line and close to the bus stops as well. The owner is very kind and hospitable. We can recommend this apartment to all who wish to experience Nice.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard, I am so pleased you enjoyed all the benefits of the apartment and its location. I look forward to welcoming you back to Nice in the near future. Kindest regards Nic
5

Highly recommended apartment in the heart of Nice

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this charming apartment. The owner is very kind and helpfully in every subject, the view is just great, gives you the feeling of the town.

The apartment is very well appointed. We had everything for our needs. The rooms are big to give you enough space. We would go back again soon to this charming place!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yaroslava, it is great that you had such a good time and enjoyed the apartment. I am glad that I was able to be so helpful to you and I look forward to welcoming you back to Nice! Best wishes to you, Nic
5

Delightful stay

  • 5 of 5

Originally going to be a stay just for my wife, Catherine, and me, encouraged to come to Nice by one of our sons and his girlfriend who were staying on holiday nearby, we were delighted that there was sufficient room in the apartment for the other three of our four adult sons suddenly to be able to join us. Nic Beeby was charm personified over the phone whilst making arrangements, and gave us a reassuring sense of confidence. He responded most helpfully as our family plans changed, and gave excellent guidance notes for arrival.

The apartment was ideal in its position near the old town and the sea and a delightful square, and there was plenty of space for a family champagne and brandy cocktails party on one evening before walking to an excellent restaurant by the sea, recommended by Nic.

I felt considerably concerned one day to have had a towel rail come away from the wall in my hand, and called Nic, thinking that I would engage a local craftsman to fix the rail to the wall. No worries at all, he indicated, and more reassurance when Nic said that he knew about the rail, was hoping to have fixed it securely before we arrived but had not managed to arrange that; the charming approach again was most welcome and my initial concerns about potentially being seen as a vandal were quickly dissipated.

The facilities were fine, and although we did not cook anything as such the modern cooking hob worked excellently.

Work was actually going on round the flat whilst we were there, but that was of no consequence inside the apartment itself. There is a good stock of films to enjoy which was pleasant at midnight one evening and would provide entertainment if weather was ever poor.

It was curious to hear that Nic Beeby's wife runs a business from the same Mayfair address as ours; what a small world!

We would be very happy to return at some point.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is lovely to hear what a good time guests have had staying at Alexmari! I do try to put myself in their shoes and think how I would like to be treated if I was staying there. I am so glad you all enjoyed going to Le Castel - I think it really fabulous having dinner while looking round the bay in the evening. Do come back soon! Best wishes, Nic
5

Wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

May I express thanks on behalf of my wife, her sister and husband and myself for the real privilege of living in your fantastic apartment. It really is superb, it all worked out so well, Two of us in the double enjoying our wet-room shower and the other couple luxuriating in the big bath in the twin room!

The living / dining room is so big and bright and airy that even though the temperature regularly hit close to 30C outside, it was a cool tranquil place to rest at any time of the day or evening.

We tried out several of your restaurant recommendations as well as a few we picked out ourselves - all were delicious. On the one and only wet evening we scurried out to the very close restaurant in 5 A. Mari called 'Le Makasser'. It is absolutely superb and we returned there on a second night and it was equally good; it is very small [only 6 or 7 tables]; highly recommended is the Canard a Miel - best duck I have ever tasted! The salmon was delicious as well.

Your lovely neighbour is a treasure, charming and 'motherly' in so many ways!

After trips to St Paul and to Vence itself, to Antibes, Cap Ferrat and Beaulieu, Monaco and Menton we've covered everywhere within easy reach - we skipped Cannes this time - and all on the great bus service for the unbelievable fare of one euro fifty cents each way

I think it is fair to say that we will be back to Nice and definitely back to Alexmari. We will of course be recommending it to any of our friends and families who are even thinking of the Cote d'Azur for a break.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It is so good to hear that you all had such an enjoyable time, using the local facilities to the full!! I shall add 'Le Makassa' to my recommended list of restaurants. I have to say that after fifteen years, I sometimes take for granted the wonderful light and airy feel that pervades the apartment. I look forward to welcoming you back when it becomes impossible for you to stay away!! Kind regards, Nic

Location

Nearest Airport
6.5 Kilometres
Nice Côte d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Attimi
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Nice Port
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nice Golf Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nice Ville
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A8
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Attimi - Italian
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Nice - Beau Rivage
Car: not necessary

Nice, the Queen of the French Riviera, is at the very heart of life on the spectacular Côte d'Azur.

Founded by the Greeks and colonized by the Romans, Nice's temperate winter climate and verdant subtropical vegetation have been attracting visitors for centuries.

It has a lovely warm and sunny climate, good beaches, interesting museums and galleries as well as an atmospheric street life. The 12 day Carnival in February is an explosion of celebrations culminating in a spectacular firework display.

Nice was Italian until 1861, and the pastel façades and balconies of the Old Town have a distinct Italianate feel. It lies at the eastern end of the Bay des Anges, at the foot of the hill still known as the Chateau for the castle that once stood here.

The Old Town is the most vibrant part of Nice, with its narrow streets, which are packed with boutiques, galleries, artists' studios. Nice's beautiful Opera House is situated here with a varied menu of Opera, Ballet and Classical Concerts.

At the centre of the Old Town is the Cours Salaya, the daily morning market bustling with flowers, fruit and vegetable stalls which make way in the rest of the day to cafés, bars and restaurants.

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Prices & Availability

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

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Mid Season
28 Mar 2015 - 29 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
£600
for 5 nights
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£120
£760
 
 
High Season
30 May 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
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£160
£980
 
 
Mid Season
26 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
5 night minimum stay
£600
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£120
£760
 
 
Low Season
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
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£600
 
 
Christmas 2015
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
Low Season
2 Jan 2016 - 1 Apr 2016
5 night minimum stay
£500
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£600
 
 
Mid Season
2 Apr 2016 - 24 May 2016
5 night minimum stay
£600
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£760
 
 
Monaco Grand Prix
25 May 2016 - 30 May 2016
6 night minimum stay
£1,000
 
 
High Season
31 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
£800
for 5 nights
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£160
£980
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Notes Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Rental Rates include Electricity and Water, Bedlinen and Towels.
SWIMMING AND BEACH TOWELS ARE NOT INCLUDED.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 82 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 (ensuite to Bedroom 1) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 (ensuite to Bedroom 2) - Bath with Shower
    Separate Toilet - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 1 has an ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 2 has an ensuite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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