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PRETTY RIVIERA CONDO/PANORAMIC SEAVIEW TERRACE/OLD TOWN/BEACH/RESTAURANTS/SHOPS

Eamon

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Speaks English, French, German
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People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer - '’La Belle Époque’’

2+child,Sea View Terrace,Bbq,A/C,WiFi,5 min walk to beach restaurants shops bus

Our French Riviera apartment, ‘La Belle Époque’ is situated in the Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, between Nice and Monaco. This holiday apartment has a large 11m sq.terrace with a superb view of the Bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat. The terrace is not overlooked. The ambiance of this pretty holiday home, is bright and elegant, created by high ceilings, the 'Belle Époque’ decor and the panoramic view of the Bay through the beautiful French windows which open onto the private terrace. The lounge is comfortably furnished with early twentieth century furniture and incorporates new kitchen fittings. The bedroom, with a modern double bed and period wardrobe also enjoys a bedside view of the Bay through French windows opening onto the terrace. The tiled bathroom has a bath with rain shower and a well-lit vanity unit and wall heater. The apartment comes with dual air conditioning, free WiFi & a gas barbecue. Ideal for a self catering holiday, dining 'al-fresco' on the terrace or just sipping a ' vin rosé ' observing the ever changing bay. It is in an excellent location close to shops, restaurants, ATM booths and public transport. It is a 10 minute ride to Nice or Monaco (bus every 15 minutes) and there are wonderful seaside walks at your doorstep.

* LIVING AREA & TERRACE* The attractive lounge is bright and airy with high ceilings and opens onto the terrace through full length traditional french windows. It is comfortably furnished with a three seater sofa-bed, an arm chair, a circular dining table and dining chairs for two. The south east facing terrace which catches the sun until about 1.30, is furnished with two wicker chairs with foot rests and a table suitable for al-fresco dining. Also a very popular Weber gas *BBQ* (gas supplied) and a retractable sunshade.

* KITCHEN* It is an all electric kitchen with modern appliances. The cooker includes a ceramic 4 ring hob, oven with grill and a single level dish-washer. There is a comprehensive selection of cooking utensils and a double set of table settings.

*HAIR DRYER * is supplied.

* SECURITY SAFE * It is suitable for personal items.

* A WELCOME PACK * includes maps, Bus & train time tables, and local tips.

*BABY COT & HIGH CHAIR* supplied on request.

*PARKING in public car pk

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eamon (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German

About Eamon

We are a retired couple living in Ireland. We love holidaying in France especially the south of France for its ambiance, food and the outdoor activities especially the walking trails, 'les randones'.

Eamon purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Eamon chose Villefranche-sur-Mer

We were wowed by the ' Provencal ' village atmosphere the first time we visited Villefranche in 2005 and were fortunate to find this apartment with a large terrace and fabulous views overlooking the Bay of Villefranche, located in the Old Town close to facilities and public transport. Untouched since the 1920's we have managed to retain the Provencal features while modernising the kitchen and bathroom facilities and furnishing it with ' turn of the century ' furniture.

What makes this apartment unique

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a great location on the Cote d'Azur, close to Nice and Monaco with warmer and brighter winters than the south of Italy. It is has excellent public transport, a wonderful sandy beach, renowned restaurants which remain open all year and a good selection of food outlets and a weekly market.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a lovely apartment right on the edge of the old town of Villefranche with a wonderful view of Cap Ferrat and the bay from the balcony. The balcony is perfect for sitting out and relaxing in the warm Mediterranean evenings. We spent a fabulous week there, with easy access to public transportation for day trips to surrounding towns such as Nice and Monaco. We took a wonderful day trip by train to Saorge, a perched village in the mountains.

Everything you need such as bakeries, supermarkets, and restaurants are within a short walk from the apartment. The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed for cooking so we had a nice mix of eating in and exploring the local restaurants.

The bathroom is bright and airy, and having a washing machine was great. The floor tiling echoes the wonderful colors of Provence and is very nicely accented by the furnishings. The welcoming fresh flowers were a lovely touch.

We would definitely book this apartment again and continue to work on our French.
Jun 2012
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

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Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews
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Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p272702
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Port Townsend,WA US
5

Our stay was perfect... the apartment is beautiful

  • 5 out of 5
This apartment is perfect. We had a wonderful stay for a week. It has all the conveniences of home and a perfect setting. We watched sunsets every night from the terrace... we ate wonderful meals prepared on the grill at home... and great restaurants were close by. The waterfront and beach are a quick 5 minute walk through picturesque Old Town, so we had everything we needed. Eamon also provides wonderful details for some great walks. We highly recommend the trip to St. Jean Cap Ferrat, then walking all along the sea for a wonderful 2 hour walk back. We will definitely come back here if we travel to Villefranch again.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also enjoy watching the sun sets from the terrace and the freedom to cook as we choose.
Eamon & Eileen
business
Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p272702
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

Little Gem

  • 5 out of 5
This is our second time here and the apartment is lovely. Everything you need for the kitchen and also now has sky tv. The view is beautiful and you really feel part of the area with the locals.Eamon the owner is very approachable and very helpful in giving you any details you require.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p272702
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

Great Flat With A Great View!

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I were very pleased to spend our first anniversary at this flat. The flat itself seems small at first, but offers more than enough space for a lazy week in Villefranche. The balcony, the highlight of the unit, is large and perfectly suited for enjoying the beautiful view.
The flat is well appointed with TV and modern kitchen. We used the oven, the stove, the fridge, the coffee maker and the washer with no complaints. The flat sits on a hill, a short (but fairly steep) walk to many restaurants/bars and the harbor. Everything we ate in town was delicious and the beach was great too.
Overall this was a great flat in a great town. We hope to come back soon!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p272702
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

The beauty of the Riviera framed your window

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed in Nice on many occasions since 1973 and thought a more peaceful location nearby would make a pleasant change. We booked over the internet on the basis of the photos and description and were delighted that they proved 100% accurate.
The week we booked was part of a 7 week drive to apartments in France, Germany and Italy, including a week overlooking Lake Como near Menaggio. Our stay at the Belle Époque in Villefranche-sur-Mer was a clear winner and not just because we had good weather there, we were lucky in having good weather everywhere.
The apartment is extremely well located, a steady, but not extreme climb from the waterfront cafes, which is what we liked to help burn off the effects of a good lunch or dinner.
The bus stop for the local service to Nice and Monaco is very close and is a convenient, excellent and inexpensive (1.50 euros) way to visit those interesting places. Cap Ferat is not far away and can be reached by bus or on foot.
We took the train to Cannes from the Villefranche station which is not too far away from the apartment.
The apartment was clean, tidy and quiet with modern appointments blended effectively with traditional furniture which made it feel like it was our home. If there is one suggestion we would make, it is that a microwave oven would have been handy. We often purchased excellent pre-prepared meals from Picard which was about a 10 minute walk away. It just meant that we used the full oven which uses more electricity and is not quite as rapid, but that is a very minor point.
The view from the spacious verandah was exceptional and a lovely place for breakfast or evening drinks. Looking out first thing in the morning to see huge cruise liners moored close to shore in the bay was always spectacular.
A big positive was having Eamon's charming representative, Sue, meet us upon our arrival to explain all we needed to know about the apartment and making herself available to deal with any problems, even though we had no need for that service during our stay.
We were fortunate to snag a free parking spot near the apartment and did not move the car once. Being late September/early October may have had something to do with our luck on that score.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Belle Epoque to anyone and will, no doubt seek to stay there when we return to the Riviera. Great spot thanks Eamon.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for taking the time to highlight the features of our apartment and we will pass on your appreciation to Sue.
We will reconsider a microwave, the limitation is space.
Eamon and Eileen
business
Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p272702
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

Perfect view!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I spent a wonderful, relaxing week at this beautiful apartment. The view is fantastic, the restaurants are charming, and the people are delightful. It was so quite that my husband was able to get a lot of work done writing his next book. A visit to the Chapel St. Pierre, with amazing and unusual paintings by Jean Cocteau, is worth a visit in itself. But, nothing could top the wine on the terrace each evening watching the nightly fireworks. A perfectly equipped apartment in a beautiful setting. Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree with Patricia that 'nothing could top the wine on the terrace each evening '.
Eamon and Eileen
business
Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p272702
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
4

This is a wonderful apartment

  • 4 out of 5
We loved waking up every morning and walking to the local boulangerie just down the hill. Breakfast on the sunny balcony was the next treat. The apartment is very clean with an excellent queen bed. The picture accurately depicts the apartment. The kitchen is fairly well stocked with adequate cookware. The gas grill is a plus. We would definitely return for an even longer stay
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to be in the old town just 5 minutes from the "boulangerie" and fresh croissants each morning.
Eileen & Eamon

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
In Old Town of Villefranche
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Villefranche
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Junction 56 for Monaco on A8
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Large selection in Old Town of Villefranche
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Isola 2000, near Auron
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Villefranche
Car: not necessary

Located on the exclusive French Cote d'Azur, Villefranche-sur-Mer is ideally located 10 minutes east of Nice, 10 minutes from Monaco / Monte-Carlo and 30 minutes from Nice-Cote d'Azur Airport. It is served by the Nice / Menton bus every 15 minutes and the Cote d’Azur rail line. It enjoys a wonderful south-facing sandy beach stretching 1km along the Promenade. The beach has a coast guard service during the peak holiday season.The village is noted for the number and quality of its restaurants. Villefranche Bay is popular for scuba diving and snorkelling and other water sports. There are many scenic coastal walks for all levels of walkers and the adjoining mountains have many way marked routes for the more adventurous.

Popular day trips include Monaco for its Casino and F1 Grand Prix at the end of May, Nice for the Old Town, Promenade des Anglais, shopping and art galleries, Cannes for the glitz, Paul de Vence for art, Ventimiglia for its market, and the old hilltop village of Eze.

LOCATION

Centrally located, the apartment is a 5 minute walk from restaurants, shops including bakeries, supermarkets, greengrocers, pharmacies, ATM, bus-stop, car park and 10 minutes to the beach, train station or l'Institute de Francais

ACTIVITIES

Villefranche has a 1 km long south facing sandy beach which is ideal for swimming (life guards in Summer) sunbathing or just building sand castles. Parallel with the beach is the promenade which is very popular with walkers all year long. The bay is noted for snorkelling and scuba diving.

There are wonderful coastal and hill walking routes. The coastal walk around Cap Ferrat is a must as is a visit to Villa Rothschild and Gardens. The hill walks take you into the foothills of the Alp Maratime affording magnificent views of the coastline from Menton to Cannes and passing through many 'villages perches'

FAMILY ACTIVITIES.

Day on the beach including a picnic.

There is a very popular water and theme park in Antibes, http://www.marineland.fr/ White water rafting is available in the Roya and Var Valleys.

FESTIVALS

Nice, Monaco and Cannes host many musical festivals including the Nice Jazz Festival in July, ballet, opera and classical concerts during the winter months and of course Nice Carnival in February / March and the Lemon Festival in Monton the last two weeks in February

GOLF

Golf is available at the Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie, 10 Km by car.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice Area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Winter '14 / '15
8 Nov 2014 - 13 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
€750
for 7 nights
€750
€1,750
 
 
Early Spring '15
14 Feb 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€850
for 7 nights
€850
€2,250
 
 
Spring '15
28 Mar 2015 - 15 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
for 7 nights
€1,250
 
 
Summer '15
16 May 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,450
for 7 nights
€1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Payment by PayPal or inter bank transfer.(2.5% handling charge applies).
We will be glad to quote for Monaco F1 Grand Prix and Christmas.
We require a €350 refundable damage deposit to be lodged with the manager on collection of the keys. This deposit will be refunded in 7 days of guests departure subject to no damage to fixtures and fittings.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer in Nice Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • mountain ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The shower is a full stand-up in a corner bath with curtain
  • The bright bathroom has the benefit of a external window with a view of 'Les Alps Maritiems' and is fitted with a well lit vanity unit with plenty of shelving and press units. The full height shower is enclosed by curtains and has a standard rose and a 'monsoon rose'. There is a small electric heater for the comfort of winter guests. The washing machine is in a separate compartment adjacent to the bathroom where it does not impose on the living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This is a US Queen size 60 in (150 cm)
  • The bedroom accommodates two people with the third person ( teenager or child ) accommodated on the sofa bed in the lounge. The bedroom is furnished with a king size (US queen size 60in wide x 75in long / 150cm X 190cm ) bed with a very comfortable firm mattress and two pillows for each person. There are attractive antique bedside tables with individual reading lamps. The antique wardrobe with full length mirror provides ample shelving and hanging for clothes for two people. The bedroom opens onto the terrace through french windows providing magic views of the bay as you wake up. The room has a reversible air conditioning unit and an electric wall heater for the winter nights. The sofa bed in the lounge is adequate for children including teenagers. It is necessary to take a few minutes to fold it away during the day as it impedes use of the lounge area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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