Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer - Eclat de Couleur
Apartment,2 Bd,2 Bh, Sleeps 4, Private sunny Terrace, A/C, Wi-Fi, Old Town
This Cote d’Azur apart / condo situated on an elevated position in the pretty fishing town of Villefranche-Sur-Mer, offers the rare combination of a superb sea-view terrace with the facilities and charm of living in an old-world town. As you enter the apartment, you are ‘wowed’ by light and changing colors of the beautiful Bay of Villefranche, and the Provencal Terracotta roofs, against the backdrop of Cap Ferrat.
Excellent location on Ave General Gallieni, this apartment is a 5 minute walk to car park / shops / bus stop / restaurants and is a ten-minute walk to the beach. Nice is a 10 minute bus ride, Monaco 15 minutes and Nice-Cote d'Azur Airport is 30 minutes (7 miles). By rail you can visit Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, Menton and the markets in Ventimiglia (Italy). A car not necessary.
The master bedroom features a Large Queen Size bed 60in (150cm)wide, with bedside tables and reading lamps. The firm mattress is very comfortable and comes with fresh linen and two pillows per person. A large fitted wardrobe with shelves provides adequate storage for clothes and is fronted by a full-length mirror. The ensuite bathroom features a bath with full-sized stand up shower (glass enclosed), a bidet, toilet and a well-lit vanity unit and supplied with a double set of towels and hair dryer.
The guest bedroom features two single beds 35in (90cm) wide, with individual reading lamps and a shared bedside cabinet. The mattresses are firm and comfortable and come with fresh linen and two pillows per person. This bedroom also features a large fitted wardrobe with shelves, which provides adequate storage for clothes and is fronted by a full-length mirror. The guests have the use of a separate bathroom with spacious shower, toilet and bright vanity unit and are supplied with a double set of towels.
LIVING AREA & TERRACE
The lounge is spacious (188 sq ft), bright and airy with high ceilings and opens onto the terrace (100 sq ft) through fully retracting glazed doors, giving commanding 270 degree views of the renowned Bay. The lounge is comfortably furnished with a leather sofa, a sprung arm chair, a circular dining table and wicker chairs for four.The terrace is private and not overlooked. It is spacious and south east facing and catches the sun until late afternoon. It is furnished with garden chairs and table, two sun loungers and a Weber gas BBQ and is fitted with a retractable sunshade.
The fully furnished kitchen features a large refrigerator with ice compartment, a quiet dishwasher, a washing machine, a self-cleaning oven, a four ring ceramic hob and a seperate microwave. It is supplied with new cooking utentisles and place settings for six people. It also features a coffee maker, toaster and a stock of basic cooking needs such as tea coffee, spices.
* Central location close to shops, restaurants and bus stop.
* The Terrace is private and is ideal for Sun Bathing and Al-Fresco Dining.
* 9 ft ceilings throughout gives a spacious and cool athmosphere.
* Air Conditioning in all rooms and electric heaters in lounge
* All electric kitchen with Granite countertop for home cooking
* Bright wide entrance hall and gradual stairs.
* Free Wi-Fi.
* Weber gas BBQ on terrace - very popular.
* On site management to welcome and help guests.
Keywords: Bright modern apartment with Sea View Terrace close to Sandy Beach, Shops and Restaurants in quaint Old Town. Ideal for a self-catering holiday for a family of 4 or 4 adults.
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Eileen and I live in Ireland, north of Dublin. As we are in our mid sixties, with our family grown-up and semi retired we lead a less stressful life and enjoy hill walking and travel. We visit Villefranche three to four times a year thanks to Ryan Air!!! We have always loved holidaying in France, having taken many 'gite' holidays with the children. We love their food, their life style, the brightness / light of the South of France and particularly the friendliness of the Nicoise.
Eamon purchased this apartment in 2005
Why Eamon chose Villefranche-sur-Mer
In 2005 we were fortunate in buying 'Eclat de Couleur'. We chose this apartment because of its wonderful Sea View Terrace and its location being close to restaurants, shops and bus stops in the Old Town of Villefranche on the Cote d'Azur. It is bright and airy. The terrace is a wonderful sun trap with the enchanting colours of the Bay, the Terracotta of the Old Town roofs against the pine forests of the Cap Ferrat. It has an excellent location being a five minute walk to the shops, restaurants and bus stop and ten minutes to the sandy beach. A bus every fifteen minutes to Nice or Monaco at 1€ per trip gives you excellent opportunities for day trips.
What makes this apartment unique
The central location of this apartment allows us to holiday without a car, choosing instead public transport for day trips along the coast or inland exploring the valleys of Maritime Provence. Buses are cheap, clean and frequent.
The apartment is a great base for day-trips. Popular trips are Monaco, Nice for shopping, art galleries, Promenade des Anglais, the Old Town and Flower Market. Further afield there is St Paul de Vence for art, Cannes and its Croisette, Ventimiglia (Italy) for its market
A walk to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild for its villa, formal gardens and fountains, not forgetting a coffee and a choice of the best gateaux on the Cote d'Azur is always worthwhile.
Being avid hill walkers we love to head off on the bus up to the hills behind Nice, La Turbie or Menton.
On Summer evenings another favourite is to grab the swimming gear, pick up a bottle of wine and a pizza and head for the beach and enjoy the setting sun over Mont Albion and the waves lapping the sea shore.
During the Winter season we have enjoyed classical concerts and an opera from the varied programs in Nice, Monaco and Cannes.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We loved our stay at Éclat de Couleur. It is perfectly located to explore this area of the French Riviera and the hinterland villages, being close to both bus and train public transport options, and yet very quiet and peaceful compared to busy Nice. We found living at the top of the charming old town of Villefranche absolutely delightful - walking out daily to pick up baguettes and bakery treats, as well as frequenting a few of the charming restaurants. The apartment had a breathtaking outlook over Cap de Ferat and the old town, and was very well stocked with all the essentials we could need. Eamon was very accommodating when we needed it, and punctual in responding to our enquiries. We tried the recommended Oliviera restaurant in Nice and fell in love with it, and the very passionate owners. Highly recommended! We also visited the villages of St Paul de Vence and Eze... both were charmingly beautiful and quiet in the ' off season'. Finally we enjoyed many walks - including to Villa Rothschild, and following the stunning pathway around Cap de Ferat. We would not hesitate in staying here again, and indeed hope that one day we will be able to return! Mette and Brad ( and our 3 teenagers), Perth, Western Australia