About the property
- Apartment592 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights
Sleeps 5 : 1 double bedroom + 1 gallery + sofa bed 1 bathroom 1 WC
Enjoy a holiday in St. Jean-Cap Ferrat, the idyllic peninsular stretching out into the sparkling blue Mediterranean between Nice and Monaco ... a famous destination since the days of the 'Belle Epoque' in the 1890's. Our courtyard garden apartment is in a provençal building on the yacht harbour, next to the village church and campanile: the favourite scene of quayside artists. Reflecting its position on the harbour (and the owners' passion for sailing!) the sunny apartment has been recently redecorated in a Mediterranean nautical style, with terracotta floors and blue & white fabrics. You can relax in the shade of the lemon trees in the tranquil courtyard garden, or step outside the front door into the lively bustle of the yacht harbour, and stroll 5 minutes to the village baker to pick up warm croissants for breakfast. Local attractions include four sheltered beach coves within 10 minutes walk, harbour side restaurants, and the former home of the Baroness de Rothschild.
History: Fishing village to charming small resort: Originally a small fishing community, St. Jean - Cap Ferrat has been famous since the 'Belle Epoque' in the 1890's, when King Leopold II of Belgium and Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild built holiday mansions here. In the century since, famous writers and actors such as Somerset Maugham and David Niven made their homes here, and today the Grand Marnier family and Andrew Lloyd Weber own homes on the peninsular.
Having managed to escape the excesses of the 1960's building craze, the entire peninsular is now under preservation order, with beautiful villas set in lush gardens, some of which can be glimpsed from the coastal path. The village itself curves around the harbour, and has retained its provençal charm: house façades in warm terracotta and ochre shades with wooden shutters.
The main street and sunny village square overlooking the yachts has a bakery, butcher and small supermarket, as well cafés, restaurants, stylish boutiques and real estate agents, selling slices of paradise!
Local activities: sports, sightseeing & nightlife : Sports:
Beaches: 4 small coves, sheltered by cliffs and Mediterranean pines, within 5 minutes walk of the apartment. Water sports: learn sailing and scuba diving, hire a 'pointu' (traditional wooden fishing boat). Walking: enjoy the magnificent views along the coastal path all around the peninsular, passing the mediaeval chapel of St. Hospice and the lighthouse. Sightseeing: Ephrussi de Rothschild mansion: 'Belle Epoque' architecture, themed gardens and salon de the with water views. Villa Kerylos: archaeologist's 1890 recreation of a waterside Greek nobleman's villa. Mediaeval citadelle, harbour and Old Town of Villefranche: former naval garrison of the Kings of Savoy and Sardinia. Nightlife: Quayside piano bars and restaurants, including Le Sloop, Andrew Lloyd Weber's favourite small restaurant (€25 for 3 courses!). Summer concert series in the chapel of St. Hospice, Rothschild mansion and the Grand Hotel du Cap. Venetian Nights: costume parade, music and fireworks.
Excursions & day trips: Regular bus connections from St. Jean, and the scenic waterside train line from nearby Beaulieu offer many attractive day outings, without the need for a car:
Nice: Stroll along the waterfront Promenade des Anglais, or through the narrow lanes of the mediaeval Old Town, with its art galleries, restaurants and flower market. Visit the famous Chagall and Matisse galleries.
Monaco: Watch the Changing of the Guard, and visit the State Apartments of the Grimaldi Palace. Try your luck at the Monte Carlo casino, or celebrity spotting while enjoying a cocktail at the Art Nouveau Café de Paris. Window shop for luxury fashion items: enter if you dare!
Cannes: Stroll along the Croisette Esplanade, and past the Palais des Congrès, home of the famous Film Festival. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the stepped streets of the mediaeval quarter of Le Suquet. Catch a boat out to the beautiful Lerins Islands.
Hinterland: Explore some of the charming perched and walled villages, such as nearby Eze.
Andrea & Graham Facey
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- May 13, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful apartment, fabulous location.
Located literally on the waterfront of St Jean Cap Ferrat, the rear apartment is fabulous. The apartment is quiet and ideal for a couple or a small family. Our family of four managed with our daughters sleeping on foldaway beds. The apartment is very well furnished, bright, clean throughout and has a wonderful exterior courtyard. Our stay was during peak Summer, so we appreciated the respite provided by the small leafy, outdoor area where we ate all our meals. If considering staying in Ville Le Franche, Nice, Beaulieu St Mer or St Jean Cap Ferrat, we would definitely recommend St Jean Cap Ferrat. There are three or four small swimming beaches within a 5 - 10 minute walk, as well as beautiful coastal walk ways that lead directly to the other small towns. St Jean Cap Ferrat nestles beautifully in the French Riviera, is vibrant but also relatively relaxed, without too much pretence. A wonderful Boulangerie and Supermarket are within a minute or two from the apartment, along with many restaurants. If you are able to lure yourselves away from the lovely swimming bays, there are many things to do outside of the village including visiting the many historic hilltop towns close by. We found Graham and Andrea very helpful with the friendly exchange of many, many emails prior to our arrival. Graham also responded quickly and efficiently to our on-site queries. Magnifique!
Thank you for your positive review, Christine. We are delighted that you enjoyed staying here so much. We, and many other past guests, agree that it is a lovely part of the world for a relaxing holiday.
It was a pleasure to meet you and all of your family. I hope that we can welcome you here again some time in the future, when you make another visit to Europe.
Charming apartment in a perfect position
All the descriptions were exactly right it is well appointed and has a delightful garden.Well maintained,clean and pretty. Everything,pictures decorations china was of a matching quality ....lovely.I have already told family and friends how lucky we were.
The customer service was good and we had a wonderful time.
This apartment is cozy and charming.
It has everything you need + a wonderful little garden,where we breakfast and dinner every. night. Bus stop 81 ro Nice within few minutes of walking.
Four beaches close. Wonderful marina right in front of the apartment building.
Casino supermarket for all basic food and supply needs. Owner is very polite, helpful, friendly and I would say really cares about every guest. Helped us a lot. Would recommend too all.
A wonderful week in St Jean
Graham and Andrea's accommodation is perfect. The apartment, the venue, the hosts all wonderful. Graham went beyond the call of duty and helped make this an amazing week. This was our second visit and we will be going back.
It was a pleasure to have the three of you with us, and we look forward to repeating it in the future !
Graham (owner) was the perfect host. Prior to our arrival, I emailed him on numerous occasions and Graham replied promptly each time.
The apartment is ideal for life in St Jean, being located 5 mins from the Casino supermarket, 5 mins from the No. 81 bus stop (which goes to Nice via Beaulieu & Villefranche), 15 metres from the wonderful Bar du Port café / restaurant and within easy walking distance of 4 beaches.
The one thing we really loved about the apartment is that it is well stocked with the basics – tea, coffee, oil etc and also lots of books to browse through.
We (family of three) will definitely be heading back here next year and highly recommend it.
A lovely home away from home.
A lovely home away from home. We so appreciated the hospitality of the owners, Andrea and Graham. Everything was as described or better. The property is beautifully cared for and spotlessly clean. We loved enjoying breakfast or lunch in the garden. Shops, restaurants, cafe's and beaches are all close by. The perfect place to unwind and forget your cares.
It was a pleasure to have you with us, and to catch up on the latest situation in Australia.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, especially since you had travelled so far to participate in a very exciting event at Paloma Beach!
The charming former fishing village of St. Jean curves gently around the yacht harbour, in a sheltered corner of the lush green peninsular of Cap Ferrat, which stretches out into the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea between Nice and Monaco. Four pretty beach coves are within 10 minutes walk from the village, as well as a spectacular coastal walking path around the entire peninsular, past the 12th century chapel of St. Hospice and the lighthouse, and on to the village of Villefranche, with its mediaeval Old Town and Citadel. Good bus and train connections offer outings to Nice and Monaco, 20 minutes away along the scenic Basse Corniche coastal road and rail track, as well as day trips to Antibes and Cannes and up into the picturesque hill villages of the Alpes Maritimes. St. Jean - Cap Ferrat is within easy reach of Nice International Airport (15 kms), Nice railway station (5 kms) and the A8 motorway (Monaco Exit). Contact the owners for details and access maps.
Other Activities: stately homes, museums, art galleries, harbourside restaurants, concerts, provençal markets
Multilingual guided bike tours are offered by a local company: www.lifesparkz.net
Additional pricing information
A deposit of 25% rent and a signed rental contract (sample copy available on request) are required, to confirm a booking. The balance of 75% rent, and a £400 refundable security deposit, are due 30 days before arrival. All payments will be refunded, less a £50 administration fee, if the reservation is cancelled and the property can be re-let at the same price for the same period.