|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Superb location for private and public beach, shops for day to day requirements and some restaurants. Also very close to the bus stop for the short trip into the town for the sights and a wider variety of restaurants. The bus also provides an inexpensive and very scenic trip to Monaco-a must trip. Apartment clean and well equipped with efficient air conditioning.
we had a great 3 night stay in Nice and the apartment provided everything we needed and with a direct sea view, was the ideal bolt hole for us. it is within a few steps of the beach (the other side of the road) and a short walk into town. we look forward to returning
The apartment is even more stunning and spacious than the pictures depict. We had a fabulous time here! To awaken to the views of the famous Promenade and the ocean was spectacular. At night, when we returned after a day of sightseeing and enjoyed a glass of wine while looking out at the the lights we felt so lucky to have chosen Paul Miller's apartment while exploring Nice. It's very convenient to everything. Bakeries for fresh croissants were steps away as were markets and wine shops and even a pizzeria for a late night snack. We had a rental car, but didn't need it and were able to walk to Old town and experience the many wonderful shops and restaurants every day. Beaches are across the street. We took a bike tour exploring the city as well as the top of Castle Hill. The train made for an easy trip into Monte Carlo.
The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms are completely updated. We didn't cook, but easily could have. The Nescafé coffee machine was put to good use. The air conditioning works perfectly in each room and we were very comfortable there. There are electric shutters that we used at night providing a restful sleep and added security.
Manu, Paul Miller's on site representative, met us when he said he would; explained everything we needed to know about the apartment; offered recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants, and made himself available to us by phone if we had any questions. He was great! This was a flawless rental and Mr. Miller even returned our security deposit less than a week after our stay ended. We would highly recommend this rental without reservation to anyone planning to visit Nice!!
Great location right on the Promenade. Easy bus access if you need to use public transportation. No problem to walk to restaurants or even the old town area. The apartment was as described and well maintained. Manu welcomed us and was available for any questions we had. Great view of the beach and azur blue waters greeted us each day. Highly recommended.
This is a very nice apartment with beautiful views of the sea. We had a relaxing visit in this well appointed location. Access to the central city will be much improved as the Tram is completed although we didn't mind the walk or occasional taxi/uber rides. Our stay in Nice was memorable and we will be returning soon. Manu was a very helpful property manager and very welcoming.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
|Cleaning and linen||£95|