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Apartment with spectacular sea view fronting the Promenade Des Anglais in Nice

Bedrooms Studio
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Luxury air conditioned 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with panoramic sea view

The apartment is on the first floor of the distinctive Vague Bleue building on the Nice Promenade des Anglais with its own balcony offering a stunning panoramic sea view of the famous Baie des Anges.

Across the road is the Bambou Plage Beach Bar and Restaurant where you can lunch or shower after a quick swim in the sea or hire a deckchair for an afternoon nap. It also has a children’s play area.

Nothing symbolises Nice more than the Promenade des Anglais. This 3km-line of south-facing apartments runs along the wide public beach from the Radisson Blu hotel all the way to the Negresco hotel. Just north of here is the Carré d’Or, the city’s ritziest residential zone, and Place Massena, the geographical heart of the city.

Although within walking distance to the Place Masséna and the Old Town, there are buses along the Promenade or Avenue de la Californie to get you there in minutes, or a nearby taxi rank if you prefer. The local area also has a number of restaurants, bakeries, patisseries and supermarkets.

Whilst the airport is only a short taxi ride away, the 98 airport bus stops almost outside the apartment, as does the 12 bus to the main Nice railway station with fast access by TGV to Provence, Paris or Italy. Other buses will take you to Cannes, Antibes, Cap Ferrat or Monaco along the coast, or up to St Paul, Vence or Grasse in the hills. There is no need for a car as the Nice transport system is one of the best and cheapest in Europe.

A stone’s throw away are two of Nice’s most interesting art museums, the Musée Des Beaux Art, with its large collection of Dufy and Bonnard paintings and the Musée de L’art Naif with its unique collection of works by painters such as Rousseau and Grandma Moses.

Renovated three years ago, the apartment is fully air conditioned with double glazing and electric shutters ensuring a peaceful night's sleep.

There are two large bedrooms, one with a king size double and the other with twin beds. Each room has a large double wardrobe with drawers and a large built-in cupboard with shelves. Bedroom 1 is ensuite.

There are two good sized bathrooms, both tiled in Italian travertine and both with a Grohe shower cubicle, heated towel rail, back-lit wall mirror, magnifying shaving mirror, hair-dryer, basin and toilet. Additionally the second bathroom has a bath with hand shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dish-washer, washing machine, oven, hob and microwave.

The apartment has Wi-Fi to all rooms, a Sony HD television with Blu Ray player and surround sound Hi-Fi and a wide choice of satellite TV to include French, German, Italian and British channels.

Additionally, guests have special access via a private corridor to the Palais Doria building behind, where there is an excellent patisserie and coffee shop on the Avenue de la Californie.

The Palais Doria is a fine existing example of Belle Epoque architecture, and next door to the apartment at 139 Promenade des Anglais you will find an example of pure Art Nouveau fantasy by architect Charles Marius Allinge, one of Nice’s most famous buildings, the Villa Collin-Huovila.

Whilst Cannes may steal the limelight with its glitz, few places can compare with Nice for atmosphere. The Old Town is endlessly fascinating with its warren of small streets, some taking you back a hundred years whilst others offer a spoilt-for-choice array of gourmet restaurants and specialist food shops.

The streets of Nice are in themselves a museum or gallery, and on display is some of the best French architecture of the last three centuries.

More Details

Paul Miller
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Able to understand written Italian and Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

About Paul Miller

I am a photographer and video editor who has retired from running a TV post-production company in central London.

I have now invested in two apartments in central Nice to enable me to enjoy the wonderful climate, food and scenery that the Côte D'Azur offers.

Paul Miller purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Paul Miller chose Les Baumettes

Nice has a microclimate with more sunshine during the winter months than any other place I know close to the UK. It is also very easy to get to, especially with the proximity of Nice airport to the centre of the city. There are many excellent restaurants to choose from, great shopping and a wide array of amenities and magical places to visit.

The Promenade Des Anglais is unique and legendary. it's the centre of Nice life. To Nice residents it is is 'La Prom' stretching for almost 7 kilometres and lit up at night it is known as 'the Queen's necklace' glittering and sparkling all along the coastline.

What makes this apartment unique

I love looking at the sea from my apartment, it is always changing. Most days it is a deep iridescent blue fringed with white surf, other days if the wind is up or after a storm, it is a dark swirling grey and looking angry. But never boring.

In early morning a fishing boat can often be seen checking its nets after a night's fishing before taking its catch to the market in the Cours Saleya. In the distance you can sometimes see a large cruise ship making its way to the deep harbour in Villefranche, or the ferry on its way to Corsica.

There is always an endless parade of joggers of all ages, some fast, some slow, dressed in an array of multi-coloured clothing, rollerbladers, cyclists or just 'promenaders' taking a daily constitutional. There is no need to go to the cinema or watch the TV when the continuous parade outside the window provides such never-ending free entertainment.

The fundamental reasons why Nice and its surrounding area attracted so many artists throughout the centuries, the light, the colours, the air, still remain to be discovered and appreciated by all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed here from the end of November to just before Xmas while studying for 4 weeks at the Institut de Français in Villefranche. While this wasn't exactly a vacation for me, it definitely felt like one when I returned home from class each day. This is a beautiful apartment and I will miss my time here.
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Les Baumettes in Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms should satisfy even the most discerning. The main bathroom is beautifully appointed with Italian travertine stone tiling and high quality modern fixtures. There is a large bath, a glass and chrome shower cubicle, a large basin with mirror, heated towel rail, vanity unit and toilet. The ensuite shower room has been styled and appointed to the same high standard. There is a walk in shower, a basin with mirror over, heated towel rail and toilet.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • The main bedroom with parquet floor has a king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, 2 built in wardrobes and radio alarm clock. French doors lead out onto the quiet rear balcony with table and chairs. There is an ensuite shower room leading off to the right of the French doors. The second bedroom has two single beds, bedside tables and lamps, an alarm clock with iPod dock and a large two door wardrobe. Again there are French doors that lead out onto the rear balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Porch Furniture
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The lounge area is at the front of the apartment and looks out over the Promenade des Anglais with great sea views. There are two white leather sofas and matching arm chair, a large white coffee table and matching console unit which houses an impressive TV and home cinema set up. Guests can dine on the large breakfast bar at the end of the open plan kitchen. The kitchen is open plan to the living area and has been designed with a simple classical style. It has been well equipped with a large integrated fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. There is an electric induction hob, oven, extractor and microwave.


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Apartment with spectacular sea view fronting the Promenade Des Anglais in Nice
average rating of 4.84 based on 31 reviews

Great apartment, awesome location!! Would love to return.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Nice and part of that was the apartment. It was a lot better than what we expected. Clean , lots of space for our family of 4 . Location is unbeatable.

Manu was awesome , gave as lots of info , very attentive and easy to reach .

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your favourable review. Hope you do return one day soon! With very best wishes, Paul Miller
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Nice is a pastel world!! Gorgeous.

  • 5 of 5

We really liked having an apartment by the water. It was not as new and "shiny" as the photos on line but still loved it. Was about 15/20min walk to main area on the promenade. Gorgeous view , great walk. Would not want to be any further out. We actually loved the restaurant right behind us called Auberge, as well as the bakery and little grocer. That warm fresh bread in the morning was SO good. We loved having the room to spread out and unpack. We would definitely recommend this place .

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am pleased to say that the apartment has been fully booked this year with a number of repeat bookings. I am waiting for the end of the season in November when the apartment is due to be refurbished as I am aware that various items need updating in order to maintain standards. I hope very much to welcome you back in the near future and you will see that the 'shine' has been restored. We are also hoping for a complete transformation of this part of the Promenade once the new tram line to the airport is finished and the traffic is reduced.
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Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Nice. I travelled with my husband and son who both had visited the city before. The apartment was wonderful. I was amazed at how close we were to the sea and how wonderful the apartment was. The apartment was clean, comfortable, amazingly quiet, and very convenient. The best part was walking across the street and being on the beach and having a wonderful bakery behind the building. Just remember to take with you beach shoes as it is a pebble beach and not a sand beach. We are going back hopefully soon.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We felt very much at home during the 11 days we spent in this lovely apartment. The location was quite good for us, on the edge of bustle but far enough to be away from it when we wanted. Approximately 1.5 miles to the heart of Old Town, 1.25 miles from the train station. Excellent for day trips, close to groceries, restaurants and, of course, wonderful boulangeries and patisseries. A nice and not-so-crowded beach across the street. Very comfortable double bed. Good bathrooms, excellent water pressure. Kitchen and living area well designed. The apartment is only one floor up and the Promenade is a six-lane street, so we were expecting the ocean-view balcony to be quite noisy with traffic at times and it was. There was also a lot of construction along the Prom, but it was rather entertaining watching them plant a line of large palm trees in the median one night! The manager, Manu, was incredibly helpful. And Paul has a small collection of guide books that provided additional input to our various outings. Thanks again for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful apartment in late March, we could not have asked for anything better. The views were amazing, and the services was great.

We were greeted at the apartment by Manu, who was courteous, and took the time to give us sightseeing and restaurant recommendations.

Everything was clean and the apartment had everything we needed. We would definitely book this place again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ramona, Thank you very much for your kind review, it was very nice having you stay with us and we hope it wont be the last time! You will be very welcome back at any time. With very best wishes, Paul and Manu
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Perfect Piece of Perfect Nice

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view, very comfortable apartment. Everything just like the pictures. Very helpful and accommodating manager, Manu, who met us at our convenience. The location is perfect to enjoy all the Nice has to offer. Our 3 day visit was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Promenade des Anglais
Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Bambou Plage Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Port de Nice
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golf Country Club de Nice
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Gare de Nice
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Brasserie Le Magnan
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Alpes-Maritimes/Isola 2000, Auron, Valberg
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Bambou Plage
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £95
Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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