Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in West Nice - Les Néréïdes garden side
On the waterfront
Please note that TWO apartments are proposed in this same advert. One has two bedrooms and is named côté JARDIN ('garden side' on account of its lovely terrace that is ornated with a rock garden), the other is called côté MER ('seaside', on account of its truly spectacular and rare 180 degree view of the ocean)
1. Côté JARDIN
This two bedroom apartment has also a sofa bed in the living room and thus the flat allows sleeping for six persons separately and comfortably. The living room gives access to the terrace and has also access to the large entrance hall. This layout allows to preserve the space feeling despite the modest surface of 57 sq.m. The kitchen is separated from the entrance hall and you can cook refined courses without invading the whole living areas with cook smells. The bathroom is small too but it does offer the comfort of a bigger room except that the bathtub has been replaced by a shower. A fine washing-drying machine (as well as a dishwasher) is integrated to the kitchen. Needless to add, the apartment is fully equipped with Wi-Fi, telephone, TV, etc.
2. Côté MER
Because of its exceptional ocean view, this apartment tends to attract attention first in spite of its smaller size (one bedroom and 38 sq. m.). However it to can sleep six persons because there is sofa-bed in the LR, and another one on the large veranda terrace that is accommodated for summer or winter sleeping for two if required. 8. Terrace: It is the best place for breakfast, lunch by day and a wonderful extra bedroom if you need it by night. There is a sofa-bed for two. you will find two heaters for winter evenings. They are necessary if the day was cold, but even only a little sun for a few hours is enough to give the heating a good starting point. In that case, as soon as the sun comes down, the best thing is to turn on the heaters at moderate level (the control for the black heater is on the terrace and Marian will show you how to use it because you must start the heater with it. It will not start simply by being plugged in the wall). That way the terrace will be warm for the whole evening and you can comfortably have dinner and later sleep on it. You should use the strings on each side to pull the curtains otherwise they might not reach their full length easily. Please do not forget to switch off the terrace heaters when you decide to go to bed. Of course this second apartment has all the comforts and advantages of the other one plus a spectacular interactive television. For this one, it is better to reserve well in advance because it tends to be grabbed within the last months of the preceding year...
The residence is at 20 minutes walking distance from the port and the city centre. Down below it there is one of the most beautiful seaside boardwalks anywhere in the world. One can access the city centre and the whole coast all the way to Villefranche and Monaco by four lines of busses, two of which stop a few yards away from the building.
Details for holiday apartment Les Nereides SEA side, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
About Derrick de Kerckhove
As a university professor, I teach digital culture sociology in Naples and Barcelona, and I give lectures all over the world. I am a widower and father of two married and happy children. I live in the apartment when it's not rented because I feel really good in there. Maybe we'll have the occasion to meet, that would really please me.
Derrick de Kerckhove purchased this apartment in 2007
Why Derrick de Kerckhove chose West Nice
I fell in love with the other apartment hung to the cliff. The small garden on the terrace seduced me. Then, when the next door apartment that was looking out onto the sea became available, I didn't hesitate for a single moment. Of course the latter is more spectacular, but I never stopped loving the first one because I spent three happy years in it. As I'm close to retirement (70 years), the rent provides me additional income and, moreover, allows me to live in one or the other apartment, which pleases me.
What makes this apartment unique
What first strikes the visitor, besides the sight and sound of the sea, is the really intimate general feeling for anyone living in these apartments. Moreover, côté MER, the layout of the rooms and the hall allows a independent access to each room and to the terrace, providing at the same time a feeling of space in this small apartment. The view is truly breath-taking. The kitchen may seem small but it benefits of all the appointments necessary for fine cooking and while there are plenty of fine restaurants less than 10 minutes down the hill, none has that view and most renters prefer to do their own cooking not to lose a moment of it.
On the GARDEN side, the view is still beautiful and the sound of the sea haunting, but less spectacular than in the other one. The kitchen is bigger and it has two bedrooms which makes it more comfortable for friends and or children.