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Michael Connolly

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Michael Connolly

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BEAUTIFUL 'OLD TOWN', JUST 100 METRES FROM THE SEA.

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

Very spacious (80 sq meters), with well-proportioned, high ceiling rooms and all facilities. Consisting of an office (should you really need to work!), living/dining room (with an extendable dining table that comfortably seats six), generously equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, dressing room and two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and opens onto a sun filled balcony with views over one of the old town’s character filled streets. The second bedroom, up an interesting set of stairs (mind your head if very tall) consists of two single beds and a very comfortable single futon. So the accommodation is able to holiday five people with immense ease. It has its own private entrance off one of the prettiest streets in the old town. Indeed, we think that it would be very difficult to find another property that gives such a total immersion into the real Villefranche whilst offering a similar level of convenience.

The apartment as a base is one thing, but what of Villefranche and what else/where else is there?

Villefranche itself is wonderful. Ten minutes from the exciting city of Nice but in so many ways, another world. The Medieval old town, the beautiful sandy beach, the port, the historic Citadel, the Jean Cocteau decorated San Pierre chapel, the incredible walks and the relaxed pace of life all combine to offer a real holiday experience.

You want more? Take the train as it continues down the coast on one of the most scenic routes you can travel, through Eze, Monte Carlo, Menton and on down into Italy and the lovely market town of Ventimiglia. Or go the other way and explore Cannes, Antibes and St Tropez. Determined to hire a car? Then Grasse and all of Provence await. Golf? try Monaco or Cannes area and again be captivated by the views and the quality.

We offer a comprehensive pack that describes what do and where to go in much greater detail and is a combination of our own and others’ area knowledge! (Thanks due to all who have contributed to this and please feel free to email your own thoughts on your return from what will no doubt not be your last trip here).

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Michael Connolly

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2006
Speaks English
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

4.6
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful 'Old Town', just 100 metres from the sea.
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
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Beautiful 'Old Town', just 100 metres from the sea.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p61329
+353 (0)87 6611202
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

LIVING IN THE CENTRE

  • 5 out of 5
Homeaway.com property # 61329 Villefranche, France

This spacious apartment in the heart of Villefranche was our home for 3 weeks in late February and early March. The owners have done a marvelous job of making it efficient, cozy and homey with a touch of the exotic so we felt we were definitely away from Canada.  The white colour scheme with red and orange accents is so refreshing, particularly at this time of the year and a variety of cheerful and colorful artwork kept us entertained! Freshly renovated with a very comfortable queen bed in the master bedroom; bathroom with shower, hairdryer, all linens; skylights and clothes washing machine, all the comforts of home are provided. Television, WiFi and even a small library is included!

The modern well equipped kitchen was super for making meals for those times when we refrained from visiting the superb restaurants that were just steps away from this wonderful central location. L’Aparte, Les Garcons, Le Serre and Cosmos were within a few minutes of our front door and served fresh, consistently good meals. Small markets, a local butcher, wonderful pastry shops, bars and cafes are short walks from the apartment. The train station is a 5 minute walk, as is the bus to Menton or Nice and beyond.

Larger supermarkets are located on the main routes and easily reached on foot or by bus. On Saturdays the local fresh produce, flower, condiments and meat market convenes in the park and the same location hosts a ‘brocante’ market on Sundays specializing in art, antiques, fine linens and silverware. The Tourist Bureau is steps from the park near a pharmacy, money machines, and more good eateries such as Restaurant Raffaello.

The apartment was quiet for sleeping being located in the oldest section of Villefranche where cars are prohibited and cobblestone streets are narrow. You start to realize that people have been enjoying this street and these buildings for hundreds of years and it does not take long to get caught up in the charm of this place. Villefranche is still a working fishing village and this we saw daily in our frequent strolls to the bay. This was our second trip to Villefranche and we hope to return to the town and this apartment soon. We would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to our friends.

Marta Smith & Bob Muir
Canada
  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful 'Old Town', just 100 metres from the sea.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p61329
+353 (0)87 6611202
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

EQUIPPED FOR YOUR COMFORT IN GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment is very well located within easy walking distance to all amenities for travel, dining, shopping and the beach.
It is comfortably furnished very clean and well maintained with a well equipped kitchen if you want to cook in rather than eating out.
There is a wi-fi connection which was really convenient for e.mail communications and googling places to visit, bus times etc. and also satellite TV, DVD player and a music centre.
Villefranche is a wonderful place to visit and the apartment was a great as a base to enjoy what it has to offer placed as it is in the centre of the old town.
Would be delighted to recommend the property which is a credit to the owners and the service they provide.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
business
Beautiful 'Old Town', just 100 metres from the sea.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p61329
+353 (0)87 6611202
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Canada
4

ENJOYABLE STAY

  • 4 out of 5
This place was beautiful and spacious.The kitchen had everything you needed to make meals. The loft was perfect for our children. Because it is not "full height" it wouldn't be great for adults. It was very convenient located to the beach, to the train, to shopping and restaurants. It was also well suited for daytrips to Nice, Monaco and other nearby towns.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful 'Old Town', just 100 metres from the sea.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p61329
+353 (0)87 6611202
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
denmark
4

LOVELY PLACE

  • 4 out of 5
This is a wonderful place. The locals were incredibly friendly and the apartment lovely. Perfect for seeing the local area as the apartment is walking distance to the train station and the fantastic beach. Wouldn't recommend it to families with young children as the stairs and cobbled streets were a nightmare with the pram. Also parking wasn't ideal but we managed. We went late September which was ideal for us, not too many tourists and not too hot, perfect weather for relaxing.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful 'Old Town', just 100 metres from the sea.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p61329
+353 (0)87 6611202
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Michigan/USA
5

26 RUE BARON DE BRES, VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER

  • 5 out of 5
This is an exceptionally comfortable, clean, well-maintained, safe, and enjoyable property. Things I particularly enjoyed were:

1. Very easy access to the center of Villefranche, which is buzzing with activities and fun on all nights, but especially on weekends.
2. The beach is fun and a short walk from this property. It's great to go for a dip, then enjoy a glass of wine or a crepe in one of the nearby sidewalk cafes overlooking the harbor.
3. Super close to Nice, Cap Ferrat, Monaco, and other great places to spend time.
4. Modern, well-equipped kitchen.
5. Lovely evenings at the cafe playing cribbage with the property manager, Sue, who was a wonderful source of information and assistance throughout my stay.

The one thing I'd be mindful of if you're considering this property is that there are no cars permitted in this part of Villefranche. Since the city is perched on a steep hill, there are a lot of stone steps to climb if you want to get to the bus line, or if you need to "feed the meter" in the parking lot, or if you want to do much in the way of grocery shopping. This could be a very serious challenge for a handicapper or for the elderly.

The view overlooking Villefranche Harbor and the Cap Ferrat peninsula is breathtaking. This is an exceptionally friendly little village, which thrives in part due to the nearly daily arrival of cruise ships from all over the world. The winding road along the coast is world-famous for the scenery. Villefranche is easy striking distance from Italy, where there is an exceptional market in Ventimiglia, right at the border -- and a lovely medieval village called Apricale which is home to a colony of artists. We left Villefranche for two nights and headed into Provence to experience wine tastings at some spectacular Domaines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Cotes du Rhone. We also went to Grasse and worked with a "nose" to develop our own fragrance, which remains on file with the Molinard house of perfume. From the start to the finish this was a splendid experience.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Villefranche sur Mer
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
beach
Car: not necessary

Located on one of the prettiest bays on the Riviera, Villefranche is excellently situated on the sea, has myriad beautiful walks, a tremendous sense of living history and yet is only 10 minutes travel from Nice and all of its charms. The ‘old town’ is one of the gems of the South of France and this apartment really lets you live the experience. 100 metres from the bay, a short walk from the restaurants, shops, bars and railway station; yet in a world of tranquility with it's own ground floor entrance off the beautiful sun dappled lane that is Rue Baron de Bres.

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Availability & Rates

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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
 
Summer
1 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
for 7 nights
€1,250
 
 
Autumn/Winter
1 Sep 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,050
for 7 nights
€1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit 500
Notes Returnable security/damage/breakage deposit of €500.00 payable on arrival, returned upon departure after inspection. €150.00 utilities/services/cleaning fee payable on arrival. Rates can vary from above during Christmas, New Year, Easter holidays and Monaco Grand Prix.
Negotiable rates for longer stays.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Well lit and with a power shower, the bathroom offers plenty of practical space and hanging facilities in a compact space.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    2nd Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedrooms are bright, spacious and sun filled and offer the opportunity of being greeted each morning by the rising sun. The Queen size bed in the master bedroom is extremely comfortable. The second bedroom has two luxurious single beds and a deluxe futon that is as comfortable as can be. The master bedroom has built in wardrobes. The second bedroom has a separate dressing room offering extra space to read and relax. They are both as practical as they are pleasant.
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkelling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • diving
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
All linen and towels are provided. The sound system includes an iPod docking station. The apartment is furnished and decorated to a very high standard and provides the holiday experience that we all wish for but seldom attain. Our aim is to offer a base that matches the beauty and charm of the place, which will captivate you and make you wish to return again and again as it has us. The south of France is special, Villefranche more so – enjoy!
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