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Olivia Chapman

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French

Fab Mediterranean View/Walk to Old Town & Beaches-Parking Too!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Nice - Palais Bel Mare

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-3)

Our spacious one bedroom, art deco flat with tall ceilings and newly renovated kitchen, is situated in a private, semi-gated, residential neighborhood with permitted on-street parking available only to residents and their guests. Located on the 6th floor with a recently updated, reliable lift, our apartment is ideal for 1 or 2 persons.

Thanks to superior management and housekeeping, it may be possible, at a reasonable cost, to arrange personalized service from the practical such as buying prepaid mobile phones to negotiating local transportation by taking the bus or tram with you. If cooking is your thing, we may also organize a “french cuisine” class including everything from menu selection and shopping for ingredients to instruction preparing your meal in our apartment.

So come... Take in the spectacular view and laughter of the gulls from your own balcony while enjoying your morning café and petit déjeuner or before dîner as you sip your apéritifs and watch the coucher de soleil into the Mediterranean.


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  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Olivia Chapman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

About Olivia Chapman

We live in rural Vermont with our three beautiful children, but also have a real sense of place and connection with Nice. Scott is the sole-proprietor of a modest home building and remodeling company; Olivia is an artist, recently having gone back to work after ten years at home raising the kids...

Olivia Chapman purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Olivia Chapman chose Nice

This vintage 1920s apartment has been in my family for fifty years, and has been owned by my parents, grandparents, most recently my uncle and as of the summer 2009, it is now ours. We use this enchanting apartment when we can, and share it with our French relatives from time to time. We welcome your impressions, thoughts and ideas...

What makes this apartment unique

Outstanding views, location, and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We really enjoyed our stay @ the apartment in Nice. The view is spectacular -- the sunset, the boats, the helicopter shuttles to Monaco, the fireworks from Cannes. The location was great for exploring Nice and very easy access by bus to Monaco. With the extreme hot weather, we mostly visited the beaches! We went "canyoning" with http://www.altitude06.com/ For an extra fee, the tour co offered a shuttle to/from the canyon which was well worth it to avoid having to rent a vehicle and drive through the area! The extra space in the apartment was perfect timing as we had caught a bug and needed some time to rest, relax and recover."
Jul 2013
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based on 73 holidaymaker reviews

Fab Mediterranean View/Walk to Old Town & Beaches-Parking Too!
average rating of 4.9452057 based on 74 reviews
Washington state

Perfect flat in a perfect location with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently returned from spending a month in this lovely flat in Nice and have already decided to return next year. The pictures of the flat are completely accurate but do not begin to describe the quality of the building, the view, or the fact that it feels like a home, and a very well equipped home. Everything works well, there are lots of linens, a comfortable bed, a fully equipped kitchen and anything else you may need. Both Olivia, the owner, and Lauretta the manager in Nice, are very responsive in answering any questions or concerns. So the flat is wonderful and then there is Nice, a city that we found to be a perfect size for exploring and in a drop dead gorgeous location. The front porch of the city is the amazingly blue and green Mediterranean, the pebbly beach and the wide boardwalk that circles the bay for several kilometers. In the middle of Nice is a green swath, a large park, with benches, children's play equipment and fountains. There is an old , Italian section with shops and restaurants, many pedestrian shopping streets, beautiful old buildings , and trees and flowers everywhere. And busses will take you inexpensively to all sorts of towns along the riviera and to hill towns as well. You will eat mostly Italian oriented food in restaurants and be able to buy really fresh produce to cook at home, should you choose to. And there is gelato. Lots of gelato. The flat is situated overlooking the port and when you get tired from exploring, the deck is there and you can watch ferry boats coming and going to Corsica and Sardinia. If we could give this VRBO rental ten stars we would. It's the best! Thank you Olivia and Lauretta.

Margaret Zimmerman and Bill McIntyre. Seattle

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Campbell River, BC Canada

Best apartment in Nice!

  • 5 of 5

We think this is the best vacation rental in Nice and have returned now for the fifth year in a row! We have stayed in many towns along the French Mediterranean coast, and have come to the conclusion that Nice is the best location because of its ambience, choice of restaurants, excellent concerts and museums, and easy transportation access.

The apartment itself has an outstanding view which is even better enjoyed from the balcony in the sunny afternoon, overlooking the sea. The apartment is charming, bright and airy and is quiet. These are attributes difficult to find in a Nice vacation rental.The kitchen is well equiped if you wish to make a meal yourself. We often visit the local markets and savour the wonderful quality of French ingredients in our meals. The bedroom has a comfortable bed and the bathroom functions well. The living room is very comfortable, and overall the apartment is very charming with many artistic touches.The location couldn't be better, with a bus stop conveniently located right outside the building if you want to explore other areas on the Cote d'Azur. If you want to get away from the hustle bustle of the city, the Park of Mount Boron is directly above the apartment, for quiet walks and beautiful views.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Visit

  • 5 of 5

We spent eight weeks in this wonderful apartment a year ago and loved it so much that we returned for eight weeks again this year. We feel so much at home and appreciate the charm of the place and the views as well. There was a new floor on the terrace this year as well. We are returning again next year for another stay. It's our favorite apartment of our travels and we travel often.

Olivia, the owner, is always wonderful to work with and we appreciated that there was now a DVD player that Olivia and son had got connected before our arrival.

There is a new manager as of December named Lauretta and she is wonderful. We wanted to take advantage of French subtitles for hearing impaired on French broadcasts as we can read French but couldn't get it to work. Lauretta went immediately to Orange and solved the problem...We were so pleased with this...Also on another occasion she came quickly to solve the problem.

We are enamored with Nice. It has so much to offer as does the area. We explore the perched villages in the mountains both above and east of Nice and in Italy which is not far away...And the location of the apartment is a real bonus for accessing everything. And after a day exploring or enjoying the sea and city, It's always good to come back to this comfortable charming place that really feels like home.

Thanks, Olivia, for making it available and for being so pleasant to work with…We look forward to our next stay.

David and Rose Fox (American expats living in Vaucluse France)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Week with a View

  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful week in this apartment. We arrived after several weeks of visiting Paris and cities in Provence. The apartment was like coming home, affording us some down time as well as a convenient base for exploring the city and region. Even on the day we were kept indoors by illness we basked in the warm comforts of the apartment.

Be sure to bring your French dictionary (if needed) and try out some Verlaine or Balzac in the delightful library that includes works purchased in the early twentieth century as well as modern authors, French and English.

The old town and day trips to magical Eze Village and Villefranche sur Mer were favourites of ours, We looked forward each evening to dinner at the old port which was only a ten minute walk away.

We could have easily stayed another week but grandchildren were calling us home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights in November and had a wonderful time. The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos, and is well equipped with everything you would need. It is a short walk to a small beach (rocky, but still a beach), and the port where there are all kinds of shops/cafes. A little further down to the promenade de anglais, but still very accessible. My wife and I enjoyed being a little off the beaten path, where the evenings were quiet and we could enjoy the magnificent views from the balcony. This apartment has everything you'd need, including a bus stop out the front door which can take you to many of the towns/villages nearby. Olivia was always quick to follow up on any of our questions, and went beyond what was expected to ensure we enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this apartment for a week in September. We had read the previous reviews and thought too good to be true but they were right. It is quiet,definitely walking distance to Old Nice, near local food shops and the views from the apartment were spectacular. The apartment had everything to make a stay very comfortable. We ate in quite often as could not get that view anywhere else. Thank you Olivia for always being so prompt with all our queries - made it all very simple. Hopefully we get to return

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport - 17 minutes by auto
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Corsica Ferries - 11 minutes on foot
Nearest Train
1.4 Kilometres
Gare SNCF Nice Riquier - 18 minutes on foot
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Yacht Club Nice - 10 minutes on foot
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is located just below beautiful Mont Boron, known as the “Hollywood” of Nice. The Club Nautique's public beach right next to the Plongee Aigle Nautique (diving platform) is an intimate, uncrowded bathing spot, within a short walking distance. In the opposite direction, just beyond 'La Réserve de Nice' restaurant, lovely public cliff beaches can be found.

Shop on foot for kitchen staples at a neighboring supermarché or select your petit déjeuner of croissant and baguette from several local boulangeries. A brief stroll to the Port offers lots of dining choices. Or just wander by the harbor’s edge and enjoy the exotic yachts and colorful classic Niçoise fishing boats.

Place Girabaldi, 'Vieille Ville' (old town), Place Masséna, Nice’s Cours Selaya Flower Market, and Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill), as well as the Promenade des Anglais, to name a few popular spots, are also all within walking distance, some shorter, some longer. Local public transport is both an easily accessible and affordable option.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice), Nice

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Rates include meet and greet, taxes, utilities, amenities, parking and final cleaning.
200 € refundable security deposit or property damage protection insurance (US only), required.
**Discounts gladly offered for long term off season rentals.**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Nice in Nice Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bath / shower combination with bidet and washer / dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , New mattress 2013. Baby crib available upon request.
    Salon - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Newly purchased and very comfortable.
  • French doors between bedroom and salon may be closed for privacy.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A gated, residential neighborhood with permitted on-street parking, available to our guests.

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