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Luxury Seafront Penthouse Loft: View To Die For ( In The Heart Of The Old Town)

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

'Stunning Gem', 'Breathtaking', 'Magnificent', 'Exceptional'


With a View 'To Die For': Occupying a Fabulous Location at the water's edge, yet right in heart of Old Town of Villefranche, with its ancient streets, and its many cafes, restaurants and shops.

The loft occupies almost the entire top floor of an old palace; this magnificent open-plan penthouse / loft apartment is completely unique. While in the heart of the charming and unspoilt old 'villagey' town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, it is quiet, extremely spacious, and exudes luxury. Perfect for four people or a couple, but can if necessary accommodate up to six + a baby, by arrangement with the owners.

The large terrace offers a stunning view of what's renowned to be one of the most beautiful bays in the entire Mediterranean, while inside the apartment offers the ultimate in comfort. An added bonus is that very few people know the loft even exists. It is invisible from below or above; an idyllic hideaway. Yet is is only moments from the beach, all the great local walks & scenery, and of course the luxury yachts.

More Details

Mark & Kate
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

Why Mark & Kate chose Villefranche-sur-Mer

We spent five years trying to find the perfect property. It had to be near a beach, near international and local transport links, near great restaurants and shops, with plenty of character and lots going on year round. We soon realised Villefranche was the ideal town, but most properties on the seafront were tiny, and had long, steep staircases, with no sense of space or luxury. The alternative was a place on the Col (hill), but with no shops or cafes, and a long hot walk to reach the sea or any facilities, this became a non-starter. Eventually we discovered this apartment; a real gem; exclusive and welcoming. We spend a lot of time there ourselves and never tire of it. For the rest of each year we rent it out; many of our guests coming back time after time and becoming firm friends. Having stayed in other local apartments before we bought the 'loft', we know this is unique and special; a home from home.

What makes this apartment unique

The view, the space, the view, the feel of relaxation and being 'at home' - and did we mention the view?

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband, son, daughter-in-law and I stayed for a week in Villefranche where the apartment was located across a narrow street from the Mediterranean. It was truly heaven on earth. Villefranche is a charming sea side location with wonderful restaurants and shopping.

The living areas in the apartment were very comfortable with plenty of seating for dining and watching television. The bedrooms were large and nicely appointed with furniture. The bathrooms were newly remodeled, but you will need to bring toiletries with you (shampoo, conditioner, lotion,

etc.) The kitchen was also nicely appointed with dishes, utensils and appliances. But the view from the balcony was breath taking. Needless to say, when we were home, we spent most of our time out there. We loved the fact that a driver (at your expense and arranged by Molly) was available when we wanted to venture out. I would most certainly go back and stay in the same apartment in a heart beat.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer in Arrondissement de Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • En Suite Bath / Shower room - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Looking out to sea
    Shower Room - Shower Enclosure , Sink and large walk in shower
    WC - Toilet , Separate Toilet with sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom (en suite) - 1 Large Double Bed , Opens onto the seafront terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ideal for 2 occupants, though room can be divided
  • We recommend maximum occupancy of 4. However, it can accommodate 6 or 7 + Baby, if necessary. Call or email for more details.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Seafront Penthouse Loft: View To Die For ( In The Heart Of The Old Town)
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Holte, Denmark

Super apartment in prime location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this wonderful apartment right on the waterfront. Few minutes walk to restaurants, shops and beach made it unnecessary to have a car.

The apartment is bright with a large, open living area - and the view from the large terrace is unbeatable.

Owner is very quick to respond and provides great help when/if needed. Local host also very helpful and flexible.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Perfect Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

It is so rare to find such a perfect apartment, right on the waterfront of Villefranche with such a relaxing, spacious terrace overlooking one of the most beautiful vistas in the world.

The classy and contemporary interior of the apartment create an idyllic, light and relaxing ambiance and the terrace is simply the icing on the cake!

It's the perfect place for al fresco dining ..... Villefranche and the surrounding mountains are are lit up like a fairytale in the evenings and as you sip your aperitif you feel like you are living in a magical dream.....Plus it's a fabulous for a spot of sunbathing as its very private and getsthe sun all day long. If you want the shade you can just put up the parasols. You can relax, read your books and feel you are in your own paradise.

The interior is equipped with everything you could possibly need for the perfect, luxurious holiday.

The beach, top restaurants, cafes and all the shops are literally on the doorstep....and only one small flight of stairs as the building has a lift. Highly unusual and very welcome in the Old Town of Villefranche!

I could come here any time of the year and feel I'd found my perfect holiday.

The owner, Kate, is a wonderful host and very happy to share all her insider tips on Villefranche, the local restaurants, places to go and things to do.

I have found my paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très bel appartment et très bien situé avec une vue magnifique sur la rade de Villefranche

  • 5 of 5

Décoration raffinée et ambiance chaleureuse

Un endroit agréable à vivre !

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Appartement très agréable avec une vue magique au bord de mer propriétaire très sympathique avec un accueil de Richard parfait merci pour ce très beau séjour

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Golf de Monte Carlo
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
Basse Corniche
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

The most beautiful bay in the Mediterranean, in a charming, historical 'village', surrounded by all the iconic places along the riviera


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £20 per person per night

Payment is by bank transfer / international money mover / UK cheque.
We can accept Pay Pal payments, although Pay Pal costs are to be met by the guest
All quoted rental fees are net (i.e. any bank charges are met by guests)
Nevertheless we are happy to discuss flexible terms to suit our guests' individual circumstances: Please Call or email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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