Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) - Rue Martin Seytour
90m2, Furnished With French And Oriental Antiques, In A Fashionable Area Of Nice
Our huge 90m2 apartment in the historic port of Nice is tranquil, stunningly furnished and benefits from both front and rear balconies, allowing you to sit outside and enjoy the fantastic Nice sunshine at most times of the day.
Situated just off Rue Bonapart, a fashionable and trendy area that as yet is undiscovered by most tourists, you'll be able to rub shoulders with the resident Niçois in the nearby restaurants, bars and cafés that are just 60 seconds away. It's just a few minutes away from over 100 restaurants ranging from our local pizzeria to Michelin-starred fare, the port, several beaches, the historic old town, tram, airport bus and train.
The apartment is the perfect combination of modern and traditional elements, offering high ceilings, little decorative touches, air conditioning and a combination of new contemporary, French and Oriental antique furnishing, which it give it a very homely feel. It's very quiet at night and during the day the apartment is filled with sunshine! Guests tell us that our apartment is a great space to live in and is perfectly located for a visit to Nice and the Cote d'Azur.
The apartment dates from 1900, and to the rear overlooks a secret garden that Napoleon used during his time in Nice. The apartment in on the 3rd floor, but as the apartment block is over 100 years-old we don’t have an elevator.
As you enter the apartment you walk into a light and spacious hall and living space. The living room is vast for a Niçois apartment. It’s a great room, which is split into 2 defined areas to maximise the space, 1 providing a sofa and table which is great for reading, the other a much larger space which contains a sofa, a romantic love-chair and armchair. Hidden discreetly within an antique cupboard you’ll also find a large flat screen TV, DVD player, selection of films and a stereo. The room also features a fold-out double bed.
The kitchen and combined dining area are accessed from the hall. The retro Italian designer kitchen is well equipped, and the antique French dining table offers comfortable seating for up to 6 people. The rear balcony is accessed through the kitchen. It’s a quiet, tranquil place that enjoys sunshine throughout the afternoon. Complete with bistro table and chairs set it’s our favourite place to enjoy breakfast or lunch when eating in.
There are two bedrooms. The first is large in size and through double doors provides access to the front balcony, which also contains a couple of chairs so you can sit down, have a drink and watch the world go by outside. It has a new king size bed and mattress, an antique ceiling light and is well furnished with a classic white suite. The second bedroom, whilst smaller is unusual in design and well suited to 2 children or 1 adult. Furnishings comprise a 4ft bed, and some simple storage. We also have a baby travel cot available.
The bathroom and toilet are separate rooms. The bathroom is spacious and comprises a large bath with overhead shower, which is unusual for Nice.
The apartment was freshly renovated in 2011 and completely refurnished.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
Nice is a location that me and my family have visited regularly over the last 10 years. After spending so much time here we decided it would be a fantastic place to buy a second family home.
The apartment is well loved and in the perfect location to explore Nice and the surrounding Cote d'Azur. By Niçois standards at 90m2 it offers plenty of space.
What's totally unique is the peace and quiet at night, very rare in Nice, especially when you consider the apartment is located just off Rue Bonapart, a fashionable and trendy area that as yet is undiscovered by most tourists, where you'll be able to rub shoulders with the resident Niçois in the restaurants, bars and cafés that are just 60 seconds away.
The apartment was freshly renovated and completely refurnished in 2011.