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Superb Sea View with balcony 5 Min Walk to Old Village or French Institute

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

2 BR fully renovated, full air con, high speed WIFI, steps from city center

Owned by former Institut students, our beautiful third floor flat is in a old converted village villa. It is a short 5 minute walk to the Institut de Francais. It has been completely remodeled in March of 2008 to include high speed internet and all modern amenities. It has everything you need to have a completely relaxing experience while feeling like a local not a tourist in the South of France!

Enjoy coffee and a croissant or wine and cheese from the balcony while gazing at the beautiful Bay of Villefranche! It is quite comfortable for up to four adults, with a queen sized bed in the master bedroom and a convertible bed in the second bedroom that can be arranged in multiple configurations. Cook wonderful French food in our brand new fully equipped kitchen or curl up with a book on our comfy living room.

More Details

Property Manager
Muriel Berdat
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, I speak French, Italian, English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 January, 2018

About Muriel Berdat

Our lovely french home is a rendezvous from our hectic lives! We feel truly blessed to have this magical flat. We hope you will experience the true beauty and great location of our getaway!

Muriel Berdat purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Muriel Berdat chose Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche is a truly magical village. We fell in love with it when we first visited and wanted to own a place so we could return. We are happy to share our home with others who are looking to experience this beautiful seaside village.

What makes this apartment unique

Staying in our apartment will give you the opportunity to feel like a local and not a tourist.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a lovely stay. What a wonderful home base to return to after a hard day of exploring and /or lying on the beach. Thank you as well for all of the thoughtful touches – the beach gear in particular. We have added a set of kid friendly “boules” to the lot. We’ll recommend you to our friends and family.
Aug 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer in Arrondissement de Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • + Sleep Sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Superb Sea View with balcony 5 Min Walk to Old Village or French Institute
average rating of 4.862069 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I mean "Above and Beyond" in more ways than one! First of all, the location of this apartment is perfect. The stunning views 'above' the charming village of Villefranche-sur-Mer were unbeatable! The windows look out over the tile rooftops and colorful buildings which represent everything we had imagined about the South of France! 'Beyond' the picturesque village lies the sparkling waters of French Riviera, with the beautiful backdrop of ancient hilltop villages! We wanted to move in!

Secondly, our host Muriel and her husband, William definitely went above and beyond in their hospitality and helpfulness! William had arranged to pick us up from the train station and we also booked some tours with him for our group during our stay. He was very polite and sweet and let us tailor the tours to our personal preferences. We took a wonderful trip to Eze and spent a day in Italy, among other fantastic adventures! We were able to experience much more of this beautiful area than we would have had we ventured out on our own. Would recommend doing this 110% William also retrieved us from the apartment early on departure day to get us to the airport in plenty of time. Invaluable!

We also shopped a bit on our trip, purchasing more than our luggage would allow. Isn't that what one does in France?? Well after a futile search for packing tape (on our last day), we came to the conclusion that part of being a picturesque French village is not riddling the shops with unnecessary indulgences such as shipping supplies ;) So, we had an enormous cardboard box filled with our treasures and no way to get it home to Oregon! Without hesitation, Muriel agreed to ship it home for us upon our departure! (This was no small feat I'm sure, as it took two of us to lift it!) As promised, we received it shortly after our arrival back home, as well as an email to check that it arrived safely!

We had a fantastic stay here, walking down to the waterfront every day, marveling at the beauty that surrounded us. We loved the fact that we felt as if were living like the locals, and the warm welcome from our hosts made it especially comfortable. Thank you Muriel and William for a wonderful first visit to the South of France! We would love to come back to stay!

-Alicia, Vicki, Heidi, Makenzie and Louanne

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Panama City Beach

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The apartment was very comfortable and spotlessly clean! The view is so beautiful! Muriel has put a lot of effort into making the apartment welcoming. She left us a welcome basket of snacks as well as cold drinks in the fridge. She provided helpful information on the town, where the closest shops are, restaurant recommendations, how to catch the bus etc. There is also a binder of detailed instructions, on how to run all the appliances (with photographs), which we thoroughly appreciated! There were beach towels, mats, umbrellas and even a cooler for our lunch! She also kindly let us leave our suitcases there until later in the day so that we could sightsee before our late flight that afternoon. Highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for beach, local transport, grocery shopping and eating out for families with kids.

  • 5 of 5

All you need if you have multiple activities in mind for you family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Riviera Stay

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking to explore the Riviera! The apartment is freshly renovated, and very well stocked with items for the beach, cooking and comfortable relaxation. Our family enjoyed staying here for a week. We were able to explore Villefranche and the surrounding areas. As well, the apartment is very close to the old town, citadel and beach. Everything is just a few flights of stairs away! The view of the water from the apartment is stunning and the balcony is the perfect place to enjoy coffee in the morning, or a drink at night.

Muriel does a wonderful job of explaining the amenities of the apartment, and has left easy to follow instructions for anything you might need. The apartment was spotless when we arrived and Muriel stocked the fridge with a few items for us so we were nourished and hydrated for the day. The location is just outside of the tourist center of town. It is in a residential area with a fair amount of traffic, so be aware when walking to and from the city center.

We would definitely stay here again and would recommend this apartment to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear C. Family, it's been also a pleasure to meet you and have you stay with us. Thanks so much for taking good care of the apartment and for taking the time to give me a review as this is what I work very hard for ! So really happy when it's all there ! I sure hope to see you again sometime. Keep in mind that if you'd like to learn French the Insitute of Français is only minutes walk away ! Next time if you'd rather not have a car, you might want to try our private tours and discover all the local secrets we'd be thrilled to share with you ! Have a great year ! Muriel and William Berdat
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Ojai, CA

Excellent location and awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family for a lovely week this summer. The apartment was very comfortable, well appointed and the views are amazing! It was only a 3 minute walk to the bus, no need at all for a car. It was a wonderful base to explore an amazing region. We hope to be back very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, WI

Truly the BEST

  • 5 of 5

This is a 5 star apartment just as you see from all the reviews. My husband and I have rented through VRBO three years in a row -- all European cities. This is by far the best apartment to date. First of all, Muriel and Erin were superb as contact/manager -- everything from rental to departure went smoothly. All needs/questions answered in a timely and cheerful manner. The apartment itself is so comfortable and bright - very clean & modern. Beds are comfortable, air-conditioning a plus on those hot days/nights, kitchen truly amazing with all equipment, condiments and cleaning supplies, living room/kitchen bright with ample seating for dining and relaxing, WIFI works beautifully, TV even has English speaking channels, balcony absolutely great -- spent a lot of time there w/espresso or wine in hand enjoying the view, bathroom clean/modern & hot showers for everyone! The neighborhood is very safe and the trip down the hill or steps is close to bakery, grocery, restaurants, Tourist Office, bus, post office and Wed/Sat/Sun market. Muriel provided EXCELLENT step-by-step instructions for operating washer/dryer, dishwasher, oven, stove, TV & microwave. Here is the bonus -- cool breezes almost always and fireworks on any random night!

We love the charm of Southern France and this location gives you loads of opportunity to take day-trips. The apartment has many maps, brochures, books and bus schedules to plan your day. The gals at the Tourist Office are very friendly and helpful. It is very easy to travel to Eze, Monaco, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, Vence, Tourettes-sur-loup, Cannes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Nice, Tende, Ventimillia - Italy, Roquebrune, Cap Ferrat. We went to the flea market in Ventimillia twice -- found some good buys there. I would definitely recommend the 2-hr boat tour from the Villefranche harbor to Monaco & return -- very relaxing and gives you that "lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" as you pass the magnificent yachts that hug the coast. Restaurants/food in the area - delicious!

We will definitely return -- I would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to enjoy "home" away from home, the charm of this small city next to the Sea, & the warm & engaging French people. This was our home for a month -- in a word "FANTASTIC."

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Villefranche sur mer
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nice Port
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Villefranche sur mer
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Monaco Exit
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Villefranche sur mer
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Villefranche sur Mer
Car: not necessary

Located on a very safe typical family neighborhood street in town, offering easy access to shops, restaurants, museums and the beach. It is in a quiet neighborhood of Villefranche. 5 minute walk to beachfront promenade and 3 minute walk to the old village of Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Villefranche is easy to get to via car, train or bus and the apartment has off street parking available.


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Cleaning Fee £132.93

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