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VILLFRANCHE LUXURY APT., SUPERIOR OLD TOWN LOCATION, SEA VIEWS

Melinda Reach

Advertiser since 2011
Speaks French
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Melinda Reach

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Speaks French
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VILLFRANCHE LUXURY APT., SUPERIOR OLD TOWN LOCATION, SEA VIEWS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

We bought this beautiful apartment after spending four years renting in the area. My husband grew up nearby, and we are convinced that Villefranche is a unique paradise on the French Riviera because of its small-town, friendly ambiance so close to the wonderful city of Nice.

Our location is ideal, offering spectacular views and unusual quiet in a sought after old-town location. The Institut Francais is within walking distance, as is the beach, all shops and restaurants, and very easy access to car, bus and train (just one block from the Place de la Paix,)

The apartment has been perfectly renovated to take advantage of its charming duplex layout, and offers a bedroom, dining area and living room with comfortable sofa bed, two full baths, full kitchen and a washer/dryer. There is a large flat-screen TV with free access to both French and English channels, iPod and CD player, and telephone with free calls throughout Europe and the US.

Keywords: Duplex

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melinda Reach (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks French

About Melinda Reach

Jean-Paul and Melinda Lecomte

We live in Maine during the summers and beautiful Villefranche in winter.

Melinda Reach purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Melinda Reach chose Villefranche-sur-Mer

Jean-Paul grew up in nearby Antibes. We found Villefranche when Melinda attended the Institut Francias and fell in love with the small village and its proximity to Nice

What makes this apartment unique

Villefranche is a 'little paradise.' We have the beach, great restaurants, and the most beautiful view on the Cote d'Azur. Our town still offers a small village ambiance just minutes away from bustling Nice, Antibes, Cannes and Monaco.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Villfranche Luxury Apt., Superior Old Town Location, Sea Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Villfranche Luxury Apt., Superior Old Town Location, Sea Views
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Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
New Jersey
5

Beautiful apartment in great location

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I enjoyed our stay here very much. Most everything we liked about the apartment has been mentioned in earlier reviews. I will just add

- The bed is very comfortable.

- The wifi connection was very good. We used it to stream TV from our various iPad apps, which was good, since the English stations were not that interesting.

- The apartment manager emailed us a copy of a "Welcome Booklet" in advance of our stay. This includes lots of useful info, restaurant recommendations, etc. Having this ahead of time, we knew, for instance, that we would not have to bring beach towels as there were some in the apartment.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Villfranche Luxury Apt., Superior Old Town Location, Sea Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p357381vb
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

Beautiful view, close to it all!

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment is clean, comfortable and has all the modern amenities one would appreciate while on vacation. There is even a clothes dryer and a large bathtub which seem to be rare in the south of France. There is a lovely view and you are very close to all the restaurants and local shops, try Le Serre for yummy pizza and salad which are reasonably priced! The train is a short walk away and can take you to Monaco in about 15 minutes or Cannes in about 40 minutes. If you need groceries, there are patisseries and small grocery stores almost next to the apartment, but if you want a large scale grocery store you can take the train to beaulieu sur mer and shop at the Super 8 as they have everything! I would highly recommend this apartment!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Louise,
Jean-Paul and I are very happy that you enjoyed our apartment and your stay in Villefranche. Thank you for writing such a nice review.
Melinda
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Villfranche Luxury Apt., Superior Old Town Location, Sea Views
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Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
4

Pretty apartment-Not a fit for all

  • 4 out of 5
Firstly, we are very well-travelled, late fifties, fit and have lived in three different countries.
This apartment is very well located in the lovely town of Villefranche.
You can walk to the wonderful restaurants, churches, beach and train station. The trains, were, however, on strike during our stay.
The flat is very bright and well-furnished with dish-washer, washer, dryer and T.V.
There are two bathrooms- a neccesity, because of the curved stairs.
It was extremely clean and well- maintained.
There are two caveats here. This apartment does not have air-conditioning, nor does it have an outside patio or balcony. As a result, it is very warm during the summer months.
Villefranche is located on a hill and contains many steps. This apartment contains stairs as well, both from the sidewalk and within the apartment itself.
It would not be appropriate for children, or people with any physical challenges.
While the owner did contact us to ask for input, she was not helpful in offering a solution to our take on both the heat and the stairs.
We ended up spending a night at a hotel with air-conditioning and a pool in order to cool off.
If this is not an issue for you, then you may like this property.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We are happy that Nigel and Katherine liked our apartment, but sorry that their visit coincided with a heat wave and a train strike which they understandably found trying.
Villefranche is a charming 13th C. village with many stairs leading to the sea in the pedestrian zone. Fortunately, we are located on an ideal street within the old town, just 100 yards and five steps down from the Place de la Paix which has taxi access, a bus stop and many small shops. The apartment is a duplex located on the second floor of our small building, accessible via a flight of stairs, steep by American standards (see photographs in listing.) Normally, our thick stone walls, large modern windows and excellent cross ventilation provide quiet, comfortable sleeping.
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Villfranche Luxury Apt., Superior Old Town Location, Sea Views
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Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Calgary, Canada
5

The best of both worlds

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I spent three wonderful weeks this past June in Melinda and Jean-Paul’s beautiful apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer. For two of the weeks our daughter and our young granddaughter joined us in the apartment. We highly recommend the apartment to anyone wanting to spend time in this fabulous corner of the world.
The location is ideal – the best of both worlds: a very quiet street in the old city yet minutes away from the beach, the historic sites, the markets, the shops, the grocery stores, the restaurants and the very efficient and inexpensive transportation system (buses and trains) on the Cote d’Azur.
Melinda and Jean-Paul have done an amazing and creative job with this unique space: a thoroughly convenient, modern apartment with beautiful new appliances set into an historic building in Villefranche-sur-Mer. The views over the rooftops, the harbor and Cap Ferrat are fabulous. We spent many hours at the open window, reading, catching up on email or just enjoying the sun and the breezes and the famous Mediterranean light.
We always began our day with a coffee in the apartment, accompanied by fresh croissants from the bakery at the corner. Most mornings we walked down to the beach and enjoyed a swim in the sea. Other days we rode the buses or the train and explored the coast: the galleries in Nice, the perched village of Eze, the Rothschild Mansion on Cap Ferrat, the casino in Monte Carlo, the chateau in Mandelieu La Napoule … the list of possibilities is endless!
Later in the afternoon we would explore the old city of Villefranche, shop for groceries in the many excellent stores nearby or take our granddaughter to the playground to hang out with the other kids. On the weekends we would hit the markets.
In the evenings we walked down to the port and participated in local festivities or just relaxed in the apartment. Excellent television!
The weather was consistently good; the sky always blue.
Melinda was great to deal with via email before and during our stay, always prompt in answering our many questions! Apartment manager Valerie kindly met us at the airport and took us to the apartment and briefed us on the neighborhood.
If you want to experience the Cote d’Azur, don’t miss the opportunity to do so from this amazing apartment!
  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: 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: Dear Maureen,

Thank you for your beautiful review. I am so happy that your vacation with your family was a memorable one. I hope to be able to welcome you again.

Sincerely,
Melinda
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Villfranche Luxury Apt., Superior Old Town Location, Sea Views
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Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Southern Pines North Carolina
5

wonderful spot

  • 5 out of 5
A delightful apartment, alll the convenieces you could ask for right in old town Villefranche. Everwyhere you want to go is walking distance, no car needed, the train station and bus stop are very convenient. The owners have done a wonderful job of renovating the apartment with with all new appliances and fixtures. Lovely views to the harbor and there was a
always a breeze.
Villefranche is on a hillside, so be prepared for alot of steps.. There are numerous excellent restaurants within walking distance.
We would recommend tis to anyone and would definiely return.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Ray,

I am so pleased that you loved our apartment. Please come back!

Melinda and Jean-Paul
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Villfranche Luxury Apt., Superior Old Town Location, Sea Views
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Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Harvard, MA, USA
5

Lofty apartment in charming old Villefranche

  • 5 out of 5
This property has been renovated with the utmost care to use every little charming nook and cranny of the old walls for today's luxuries like washer/ dryer/ DW and great oven. My favorite place while home was to sit by the window in a tall chair to view over the rooftops the busy harbor activities of sailors anchoring their boats as well as cruise ships and ferries coming and going, letting off or collecting their passengers. Bring little binoculars! We liked the ease of wifi /phone / ipod player set up. It was wonderful to be right in the old town of stairs and steps, and expect the same with this apartment. The manager was very helpful bringing our suitcases up- and downstairs so this was not a problem for us older folks. Great variety of wonderful restaurants within 5 minutes of sauntering down some steps. Car not necessary since parking is difficult and great train or bus connections are cheap and easy to nearby Nice or Monaco etc.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria,

I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment while getting to know beautiful Villefranche.

Sincerely,
Melinda and Jean-Paul
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A 8
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to French Institute, renowned language school, close to all shops and restaurants, five minute walk to beach, 10 minutes by bus to Nice , 10 minutes by train to Monaco

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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

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High Season
10 May 2014 - 18 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,005
for 7 nights
€1,005
 

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry and cleaning €80
Pet Fee €100
Notes 50% deposit upon booking
Balance due one month before arrival
Cleaning fee payable in cash upon arrival
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full baths: one with shower, one with tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) French Queen, in-between US full and queen sizes, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
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