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BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT WITH LARGE TERRACE OVER THE MEDITTERANEAN SEA

Mattie Silman

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT WITH LARGE TERRACE OVER THE MEDITTERANEAN SEA

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer - L'Artistes Tresor

Old town apartment near the beach, 2 beds, big terrace and view over the sea .

'Artistes Tresor' is a beautiful apartment in the heart of the old town with a large terrace and breathtaking sea view over the whole bay of Villefranche Sur Mer. Being in the best location in town makes it the perfect setting for a wonderful holiday. Enter the doorway of the house built in the 16th century and be uplifted by the view that is truly unforgettable. The local agent described the apartment, renovated by the artist owner, as 'giving the feeling of being in another poetic world'. Our guests return time and time again. Discover all that VIllefranche has to offer moments away. Great restaurants, the beach and sea a few minutes walk away and the village full of history and charm. The local shops are on the doorstep. With its micro-climate it is perfect here all year round. Without doubt this is one of the worlds most romantic and beautiful locations, within easy access of Nice airport. This is an old village apartment designed for comfort for all the family. Join us soon!

All Year Round: The location is perfect for a holiday any time of the year as the area has so much to offer and Villefranche benefits from a micro climate. Rue Obscure, which is one of the oldest streets in France runs under the apartment and is unchanged since the 14th century. Villefranche is the most charming and authentic town on the Cote d’Azur, nestled on the spectacular shores of the Bay of Villefranche, yet just minutes from Nice and Monaco. Still a genuine French fishing village with a wonderful local culture — yet also attracting a very interesting international group of visitors and residents, including students that attend the renowned French language institute called the Institut Français. This is a wonderful area for walkers with the coastal paths and the hills close by. For example there is a superb walk around Cap Ferrat (about eight miles). The American sixth fleet were stationed here during the second world war.

Villas and Gardens to visit: The unique micro climate has facilitated the development of world renowned gardens which are open to the public such as Villa & Jardin Ephrussi de Rothschild on Cap Ferrat, and Villa & Jardin Kerylos in Beaulieu sur Mer, both within walking distance. There are additional renowned gardens in the area of Menton.

Jean Cocteau Chapel and the Citadel: Jean Cocteau painted the interior of this most beautiful chapel on the waterfront. It has been recently restored to its former glory. Ville franche is a village full of art and artists.

Visit the ramparts of the Citadel and take the guided tour into the Sculpture Gallery and through the cobbled street of the old towns history. Visit the tourist office for details.

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Details for holiday apartment 2 bedrooms with terrace, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

There are three bedrooms, two with king size beds and one twin bedded room. Two bathrooms with bath and showers. The large terrace looks out over the beautiful bay and rooftops of Villefranche sur mer. The glazed windows onto the terrace slide all the way back so that the terrace becomes part of the sitting room in the summer. There is a fully equipped American style kitchen. We have TV and wi-fi internet access. We pride ourselves in our high standard of presentation and cleanliness. Our guests return time and again. Please see the guest book at the bottom of the page to read what our guests have said about this apartment. Guests get proper beds not sofa beds! Check this out as our beds are really comfortable. We now have ceiling fans in all the bedrooms + air conditioning in the living room. Please note: this is an old village building - about 500 years old - so the entrance is old and and there are stairs to climb to the apartment.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome

Mattie Silman

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2003
Speaks French, English
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I found myself in Villefranche in 2003 for the first time. I was enchanted from the outset and saw my apartment on the same day I arrived. I decided to sell my house in London to buy it and knew that I would have to share it from time to time in order to pay for this expensive impulse......It is the best thing I have ever done. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Mattie Silman purchased this apartment in 2003

I realised that the location and view of the sea was priceless. The uniqueness of the location and the age of the building is something that can't be replaced - it has evolved over hundreds of years. It truly is the best location in the South of France. It still retains it's charm due to the fact there are no big hotels around and about.

Being in a village is lovely with the sea a short walk away. It has everything. Restaurants, gorgeous walks, easy transport. I love to sit on my terrace watching the activity in the bay. The beautiful morning skies as the sun rises which you can see on my website. Watching the moon go down over Cap Ferrat. This is my great pleasure and relaxation in life. Sharing this with my guests keeps it all going.......

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful apartment with large terrace over the Meditteranean sea
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
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Beautiful apartment with large terrace over the Meditteranean sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9109
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Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
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5

A TRUE GEM

  • 5 out of 5
Artistes trésor is a true gem; a very comfortable and beautifully decorated apartment in the midst of the Old Town of Villefranche-sur-mer. It has a rather big terrace with a stunning view of the bay, Cap Ferrat and the Mediterranean. We have been in Villefranche many times, and believe that you cannot find a better located or more charming and comfortable place to stay.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely to know that my guests love to come back and appreciate the apartment even more the second time around. We look forward to welcoming and introducing new guests to the charm of this special place.......
Mattie
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Beautiful apartment with large terrace over the Meditteranean sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9109
+44 2076861213
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

FANTASTIC

  • 5 out of 5
Just a quick note to say thank you to Mattie, we rented the apartment in April,weather was fab and the apartment is a home from home,you literally have to turn up with you're clothes and nothing else (well some money would help). The appartment was spotless, There are DVDs washing machine tumble dryer etc etc. The view from the apartment is magical,we are familiar with the area but have not actually stayed in villfranche so we really enjoyed much more of the old town, meters from the entrance are bars restaurants bakers etc. The other great advantage is you don't need a car, the train station is only a 5 minute walk and from there you can explore nice Monaco Italy etc, the fares are very reasonable. I would also like to thank sue who is Mattie property manager, she was very helpful and even arranged a taxi for our departure at a reduced rate.

If the south of France is you're kind of place this is a little gem.

See you next year.

Ian.
  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have up to date reviews from a new season to encourage new guests to come to Artistes Tresor. It's as special as ever and we look forward to seeing you soon!
We are delighted when we get good feedback that echos all the things we love about this wonderful area!
Mattie
business
Beautiful apartment with large terrace over the Meditteranean sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9109
+44 2076861213
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
4

WONDERFUL STAY IN VILLEFRANCHE APARTMENT!

  • 4 out of 5
We spent a week in Villefranche staying in this beautiful apartment for a family holiday of 6 adults. All was as expected and it was a lovely quiet retreat at the end of a busy day sightseeing. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking the bay was a great way to start the day and a variety of fabulous restaurants almost on the doorstep made evening dining easy! Good support form local manager, arranging transport and advising on trips and restaurants. Easy travel around area by train or bus, even better on foot around Cap Ferrat or the footpath to Eze.
We will be back.
The Watkins, UK and USA
  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment with large terrace over the Meditteranean sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9109
+44 2076861213
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 out of 5
What a little gem Artistes Tresor is! My family (me plus my husband and three teenage sons) stayed here for a week and we couldn't have been more comfortable. We really felt like part of the community .. The apartment is right in the old town on the second floor of an old building with great views over the bay. We spent hours sitting on the lovely little balcony happily watching the boats coming in and out of the bay. Tip: bring binoculars for better spying! It was an easy stroll to all the restaurants in the town and the little supermarket is almost next door! The beach is also an easy stroll along the harbour wall. And the train station is a five minute walk down the hill and gives access to lots of interesting places up and down the coast - we made day trips to Eze and Ventimiglia in Italy.
The apartment is very comfortable and immaculately clean and felt like a home from home. The owner has a policy of leaving things that other guests have left so the kitchen had salt, pepper, sugar, tea, coffee, oil, vinegar, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs and even some foodstuffs like rice and pasta etc. I have rented lots of properties and i have never seen this before - it made such a difference not to have to go out and buy all these things! Thank you Mattie! Sue, the property manager, met us from our taxi and showed us to the apartment and gave us tips on what to do and where to eat etc. and even booked a taxi for one of our sons who had to leave earlier than us - she couldn't have been more charming or helpful.
I cannot recommend Artistes Tresor highly enough!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love to get wonderful reviews like this....
Hoping to have many more happy customers.
See you soon,
Mattie
business
Beautiful apartment with large terrace over the Meditteranean sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9109
+44 2076861213
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

SO BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 out of 5
What a beautiful apartement in the heart of old villefranche! L'artistes tresor was fantastic and I would highly recommend it in terms of location, comfort, cleanliness and friendliness.The seaviw was fantastic. Lovely restaurants, good supermarket, french bakery 10 m away. We'll come back!!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Still getting great reviews after nine years which is great. New bathroom and new furniture this year so we are always keeping the apartment up to scratch. We value our guests and it gives us great pleasure when they enjoy Artistes Tresor and have a lovely holiday. Hope to see you soon! Mattie
business
Beautiful apartment with large terrace over the Meditteranean sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p9109
+44 2076861213
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

A LITTLE CORNER OF HEAVEN ON EARTH!

  • 5 out of 5
This is, unquestionably, the most beautiful haven of beauty, peace and tranquilty on the French Riviera!
The apartment is everything one could ask for, either for a short or long term stay. The position in the town makes it so easy to get around and shop locally, whilst the excellent and regular transport also makes it easy to get around the entire Cote d'azur.
The apartment is well laid out, with truly breathtaking views from the balcony and it is very well equipped and heated - an important aspect to a Winter stay.
There is a good selection of restuarants in the town and interesting sights and places of interest to visit in the area. There are antique markets, fruit and vegetable markets and an historical walking tour of Villefranche, which is well worth doing. If you enjoy walking, there is no better place to be based. Villefranche has a micro climate, so with the bright and sunny but gloriously crispy days, we could not have asked for anything more perfect in the middle of Winter.
We were provided with excellent service and advice and the apartment was a 'home from home' with a great selection of books, dvds and a welcoming gift. We shall definitely be returning to this little corner of heaven on earth and to "L'artistes Tresor"!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To many this review may seem too good to be true and I might think so if I had written it myself. However, I didn't and it is absolutely genuine! I am so happy to hear that my renters enjoy this unique location as much as I do.......this winter has been especially mild and I just came back with a tan after two weeks 24th January 2012. It did snow a couple of days ago which is very unusual but then the sun came out and friend told me it was warm again......
That is the beauty of the winter as the sun doesn't stay away for long and the light is crystal clear which you can see on my website www.villefranchevacation.com.
Hope to see you soon,
Mattie

Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nice airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nice port
Nearest Train
0.02 Kilometres
just down the road
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A8 - 20 minutes drive
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
a few minutes
Car: not necessary

Villefranche is situated 4km from Nice Centre and 7km from Nice International airport. A well kept secret as it retains it's charm due to lack of major hotels nearby. You can happily spend all your time in the Village discovering it's wonderful history and why artists such as Jean Cocteau and Sommerset Maughan loved this area so much. In the 60's the music of the Rolling Stones could be heard across the bay from their villa on Cap Ferrat. Yet the village still retains it's authentic feeling. If you do wish to venture forth, the train which is 7 mins away runs all along the coast. Nice or Monaco are ten mins away or you can be in Italy (Ventimiglia) in 40 mins. The village of Eze is 20 mins by car or St Paul de Vence, Cannes and Antibes about 40 mins. A car is not essential and the walks here are fabulous. There is parking nearby. This is the best location on this fabulous coast by far. The French language Institute, Institut Francais, is a 10 minute walk away.

Other Activities: the area is full of art and history.

Ski: One and a half hours and you can be in the mountain snows if you love skiing in the winter.

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

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
5 Jul 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
 
 
6 Sep 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
 
 
25 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,399
 
 
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
 
 
3 Jan 2015 - 6 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,299
 
 
7 Mar 2015 - 1 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,695
 
 
2 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
 

Notes

  • Rental fee includes utilities and linens (cotton sheets, allergy free pillows-), towels, beach towels, kitchen towels for four guests.

    A security / damage deposit of 500 euros will be collected upon arrival in euros, dollars, or pounds and returned prior to departure. In addition there is aservice charge of between 195 and €250 euros (according to number of guests) which is collected upon arrival in cash. We try to provide supplies to get you started-- basically all the supplies a home should have so you don't have to immediately run out and buy items. Obviously you may need to replenish some if they run out but we do make sure you don't have to do that immediately. And there is secure wireless DSL that enables you to connect within minutes of your arrival, should you need to.

    I can offer a special winter rate for periods of 1 to 6 months!
  • Change over in high season is Saturday to Saturday. As the changeover is tight in high season, access to the apartment will generally be 4pm on arrival (unless by arrangement) and we ask you to vacate the apartment by 10 am.

    Please note that the rental rates are mainly for up to four persons occupancy. There may be a supplement charged for the maximum number of guests which number six in total.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS IN THIS APARTMENT IS SIX.
  • There is a package rate available for five nights for the Monaco Grand Prix. Price on application.

    Please note that prices listed up until the 7th March may have a supplement for more than two guests.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom, Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom, Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Both bathrooms have a bath and shower in the bath. We supply soap and toilet paper to get you started.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom, Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom, Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin. BEDROOMS NOW HAVE CEILING FANS. Please note that our bedrooms are proper rooms so you don't need to sleep on a sofa bed like in some places which cost the same or more! We also have excellent quality beds which are carefully chosen for comfort. We also provide plenty of storage space in each room. We have air conditioning now in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
There are wonderful food shops on the doorstop and there is a small supermarket three doors away. Everything you could possibly need is outside your front door. A car is not necessary as the public transport is excellent. We provide beach towels. I leave various condiments in the store cupboard as there is nothing worse than finding the cupboard empty when you arrive and having to buy just about everything. My kitchen compact and fully equipped with granite work surfaces.