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COTE D'AZUR CONDO/PANORAMIC SEAVIEW TERRACE/CLOSE TO BEACH/SHOPS/RESTAURANTS/BUS

Eamon

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Eamon

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 December, 2014
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COTE D'AZUR CONDO/PANORAMIC SEAVIEW TERRACE/CLOSE TO BEACH/SHOPS/RESTAURANTS/BUS

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

LOCATION HIGHLIGHTS

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.

MASTER BEDROOM

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.

GUEST BEDROOM

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.

KITCHEN

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.

SPECIAL FEATURES

* 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eamon (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 December, 2014

About Eamon

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
Jan 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Cote d'Azur condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Close to beach/shops/restaurants/bus
average rating of 4.909091 based on 14 reviews
business
Cote d'Azur condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Close to beach/shops/restaurants/bus
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p282916vb
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

What a great place to stay!

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second visit to Villefranche and this apartment - we loved it so much the first time, we had to return. The apartment is close to everything - beaches, shops, markets, the bus and the train. However, what we really enjoyed was opening the sliding door all the way, sipping wine out on the balcony and looking at the view after walking, hiking, etc. There are a lot of restaurants to try or you can eat in - the kitchen is well equipped. Sue was great and made sure we had everything we needed. We highly recommend this apartment!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The balcony on "Eclat de Couleur" is really special, everyone enjoys it.
Eamon & Eileen
business
Cote d'Azur condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Close to beach/shops/restaurants/bus
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p282916vb
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Auckland NZ
5

Mature couple

  • 5 out of 5
Our first visit was so good, we went back for a second time. We stayed in both the single bedroom and double bedroom apartments. The location was very convenient. Sue the property manager was very obliging and helpful. Loved it !!!`Thankyou.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Cote d'Azur condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Close to beach/shops/restaurants/bus
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p282916vb
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Dallas, TX, USA
4

Wonderful stay on the French Riviera

  • 4 out of 5
My friend and I vacationed here for 11 days and had a wonderful relaxing time. The apartment was just as described. The owners and the manager were easy to work with and very responsive. It was very easy using the buses and/or trains to make several day trips (we did not use a car). We loved coming out on the terrace and looking out on the fabulous views. Sea, sun, mountains, good food, friendly people, all the narrow alleyways, the stairs, too many sights to name, and more great views. Definitely a winner. Thank you Eamon.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Cote d'Azur condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Close to beach/shops/restaurants/bus
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Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Wirral, Merseyside
5

Holiday Heaven

  • 5 out of 5
This holiday was just what we needed, everything in its place apartment spotless and suited our needs.
The balcony gets the morning sun and with the awning can be toned down to just so. We walked around the local area and took in some sights further afield, everyone friendly and affable with that certain French aplomb.
Especially enjoyed the area of eze with views that were stunning.
Monaco and Monte-Carlo were where the rich hang out and shows just how the other half live the life!
Eamon et al have done themselves proud with a fantastic apartment in a wonderful location , would highly recommend to all.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Cote d'Azur condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Close to beach/shops/restaurants/bus
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p282916vb
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

All you could ask for - with views over the bay!

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment is furnished and equipped to the highest specifications. Its major feature is its expansive terrace divided from the main area by floor-to-ceiling sliding windows. So the mediterranean sunshine floods the apartment from breakfast time right through till sunset. And the view? The sky, the bay of Villefrance and the roofs of the old village. Within walking distance is a wide range of restaurants. If your visit includes a Saturday, don't miss the chance to buy local produce at the market which is held only 5 minutes away from your front door. A word of caution: be ready for some exercise. You can't get back to the apartment from the promenade without a stiff climb.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The 'floor-to-ceiling sliding windows' are fully retractable making the lounge part of the terace.
The 'stiff climb' is a 50m climb up gradual steps or along the footpath which is more gentle.
Eamon & Eileen
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Cote d'Azur condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Close to beach/shops/restaurants/bus
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p282916vb
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Peachland, BC, Canada
5

exceptional

  • 5 out of 5
we stayed a week in this lovely apartment along with another couple. The apartment is a generous size with two bedrooms/two baths and is well equipped, spotlessly clean and well maintained with quality furnishings and appliances. The view from the large deck is not to be missed with large sliding doors that open fully to allow an uninterrupted view from the lounge and kitchen inside as well as from the deck. It is a lovely spot to sip an afternoon glass of wine after being out and about during the day. This is an exceptional vacation home, convenient to the main road for transit, shopping and exploring, yet is a short walk down to the waterfront for numerous restaurants and the ambiance of Villefranche.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: These guests have highlighted the outstanding features of this apartment and we're delighted they found it to be "spotlessly clean and well maintained". Eamon & Eileen

Location

Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chez Bettie
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Villefranche train station
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A8
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Many
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Plage des Marinieres
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandy beach, 10 min walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Bakery/Greengrocer/Local Supermarket/ATM/Pharm, 5 min walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurants. 7 min. walk.
Nearest Point of Interest
Train Station, 10 min. walk.
Nearest Point of Interest
Darse beach (fine pebbles)
Nearest Point of Interest
Children's Playground
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Stop, 5 min. walk.
Nearest Point of Interest
Car Park. 3 min walk
Car: not necessary

Villefranche is unique as a village on the French Riviera in that it has not been over-run by apartment development and commercial tourism. Remarkably, it is still an authentic French and Nicoise fishing village of 7,000 residents. Although it is in the heart of the Riviera, with Monaco on one side and Nice on the other, it is still a little village where the same families have lived for centuries and people know each other - it is a little enclave.

The site of what is now Villefranche, Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has been settled since prehistoric times. Celto-ligurian tribes roamed the area and established farming communities on the surrounding hills. The Greeks and later the Romans used the natural harbour as a stop-over en route to the Greek settlements around the Western Mediterranean. It is a strategically important area where the Alps join the Mediterranean separating France from southern Europe.

Located on the exclusive 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 and the Cote d’Azur rail line. It enjoys a wonderful sandy, south-facing beach and 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 walks for all levels of walkers. Popular day trips include Monaco for its Casino and Grand Prix, 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 hill top village of Eze. Centrally located, the apartment is 5 minutes from shops including bakeries, supermarkets, greengrocers, pharmacies, ATM, restaurants, bus-stop, car park and 10 minutes to the beach, train station or l'Institute de Francais

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 coast line from Menton to Cannes.

For families there is a very popular water and theme park in Antibes. White water rafting is available in the Roya and Var Valleys.

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. Golf available at La Turbie, 10 miles by car.

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Rates & Availability

From €136 Nightly

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

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Low Season
8 Nov 2014 - 13 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
€950
for 7 nights
€950
€2,050
 
 
Early Spring '15
14 Feb 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,150
for 7 nights
€1,150
€2,500
 
 
Spring '15
28 Mar 2015 - 15 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,450
for 7 nights
€1,450
 
 
Early Summer '15
16 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,850
for 7 nights
€1,850
 
 
Summer '15
27 Jun 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,250
for 7 nights
€2,250
 
 
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6 night minimum stay
€1,500
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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.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - Bath is full length, with full height shower & glass screen
  • * The en-suit bathroom is fitted with a bath with a glass shower screen, toilet, bidet and well lit vanity unit with shaving socket and has a window. * The general bathroom has a spacious shower, toilet and well lit vanity unit. Towels supplied for each guest.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • * Bedroom 1. An en-suite bedroom for two people with queen size bed, 60in (150 cm) mahogany framed bed with a comfortable firm mattress. Two pillows per guest. * Bedroom 2. A twin bedroom sleeps two people. Two single beds 35in (90cm) wide. This bedroom adjoins the general bathroom. Both bedrooms have large storage and clothes hanging space and full length mirrors. Each is fitted with reversible air conditioning. Each guest has a bedside table and individual reading lamp. Baby crib / cot available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
* The local manager will meet guests with keys, introduce them to the apartment and show them how the appliances work. She will give advice on local attractions and restaurants and is on call for emergencies. * Price is inclusive of all services including Wi-Fi, gas for the BBQ , linen and towels and cleaning and laundry on your departure. * Electric heating in Lounge for winter nights. * Electric Hair Dryer supplied. * Welcome Pack which includes maps, walking guide, time-tables for bus & trains, and brochures of local attractions.
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