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

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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.

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.


More Details

Olivia Chapman
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2017

About Olivia Chapman

I am a grateful mother of 3 devoted children; two in college, one just beyond and gainfully employed. A longtime resident of Vermont, originally from SF bay area, I enjoy a full range of all-season outdoor activities, music, foreign film, museums and travel. That said, I'm working towards the latter as I'm committed to seeing my remaining children through school, thus tethered to my work. Personal interests that give me pleasure include reading, watercolor painting and spending time in France, when I can, where I have family.

Olivia Chapman purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Olivia Chapman chose Nice

This vintage 1920s apartment has been in my family for sixty years. We use this enchanting apartment when we can, and share it with long-term annual, off-season guests as well as summer travelers.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mont Boron in Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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 ...
  • 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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(77 traveller reviews)

Stunning Mediterranean View/Walk to Old Town & Beaches-Parking Too!
average rating of 4.935065 based on 78 reviews
West Lebanon, NH

Clean, comfortable, well located with a fantastic view from Nice to Antibes

  • 4 of 5

We were delighted to find that the location of Olivia's apartment enabled us to enjoy a month in Nice without having to rent a car. We relied on the busses which run frequently along the coastal road, the regional train (a 20-minute walk to the station) and our sturdy walking shoes to see and do everything we planned when we rented here. The bonus to the location is that the LR and bedroom windows afford a fantastic view of the coast from the Port of Nice to Antibes. In addition, Olivia is a considerate and flexible owner.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tres bon!

  • 5 of 5

Bel Mare

I like to visit France for the month of September and have stayed in a number of different locations and properties in Nice over the years. Olivia's apartment , in a secure, quiet building with magnificent views towards Antibes and Cannes is the best to date.

My son, a keen cyclist visited for a few weeks and found it a great location from which to head off towards Menton and some serious riding without having to plough through the city traffic.

The apartment is well equipped and has character. While there is only one bedroom the sofa bed is very large and comfortable. After cooking a meal with fresh produce from the market there is nothing better than a leisurely meal on the balcony.

Buses 81 and 30 can be caught just a few minutes from the building. Bus 81 is always packed with tourists, so after a few sardine like experiences I opted for the 30 for the city run. Both connect readily with the tram on Garibaldi.

Hint - buy a 10 Trip ticket at the bus stop vending machines ( you save 5 Euros).

However, especially early in the morning it's easy, healthy and enjoyable to walk downhill to the city or around the Port to Promenade des Anglais or the morning markets on Cours Saleya near the old town.

In my last week I discovered the little Bus 38 which took me along the Port and up Bv Stalingrad . I could alight at the supermarket & greengrocer, and then climb up the steps and take leisurely walk to the apartment through the back of Parc Louisa, or continue on the bus to Parc Vigier. The bus is only used by locals who were very friendly.

There are many great restaurants around the Port for seafood, or on Bd Stalingrad if you're tired after a day out and don't want to go back into the city. We enjoyed the Franco Peruvian especially.

Then amble along the sea to Coco Beach before you turn back and walk up through Parc Louisa.

Le Plongior is a restaurant worth going to for the experience. Excellent, well priced food and great atmosphere for a special occasion.

I found both the owner Olivia and local housekeeper Lauretta very responsive to queries and requests.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty and well located, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

It makes it so much easier to relax in a new place if you have a comfortable, beautiful place to stay in so you're not forcing yourself to go out to have a good time, and Olivia's apartment was just that. Watching the ferries go in and out, the sun rising and setting, all that makes it easy to do nothing, if that's what you want to do in Nice.

But if you do want to explore Nice, the apartment is in a pretty good location for it. It's easy to walk to the port area for breakfast or grocery shopping, and the beach and Promenade and Old Town are a pleasant waterfront walk away too. They're not instant and super close, but the walk is nice. We went nearly every night to Fenocchio's for gelato. You catch the bus from the front of the building which will take you either to Place Garibaldi or in the other direction Villefranche-sur-Mer and Monaco.

The kitchen has everything you might need to cook (and we did nearly every night) without hassle, assuming you aren't planning on baking a three-foot wedding cake, and I'd say there's not an amenity missing throughout - TV, wifi, etc. Some might say A/C, but the sea breeze through the balcony doors solved that for us every time and gives you the atmosphere you came to the Cote d'Azur for. With the view from the balcony you wouldn't want to shut all the doors and windows when you're in anyway.

We rented a car for part of the trip (exploring the inland villages is a really cool way to get away from the beach crowds), and it was easy and stress free to park in the private streets around the building.

Olivia also goes above and beyond to get to know her guests and introduce the place, giving the flat a personal connection that we enjoyed, and we had a good amount of information by email before we came and indeed many travel books and maps in the apartment itself to help us with planning. Lauretta, who let us in when we arrived, was communicative and helpful as well, so everything went smoothly.

With the disaster Nice has just endured (just after our visit) I am sure the city and its people will bounce back and I for one want to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place,location & views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was beautiful,well equipped kitchen,and a great elevator.

The balcony was unreal! Spent a lot of time there, the view of the Med,watching the Corsica ferry come and go, and boats from little dingys to 3 masted schooners , or watch the planes come and go,and being glad it's not your time to go.

The sunsets over the low Alps aren't bad either.

The 100 bus to Monaco is just outside the door,but be aware during F1 race week not all stops are used,but an easy adjustment.

Shops and restaurants are close, and fun to visit and browse.

Thank you Olivia for a wonderful place to stay!

Pat & Elizabeth

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 next to the old Plongee Aigle Nautique (diving platform), and now home to La Plongeior restaurant, 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 Mont Boron, Nice Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 May 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Oct 2017 - 28 Jan 2018
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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