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Villefranche/Mer Old Town. Large terrace w/superb seaview. Close to restaurants

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2+child, A/C, WiFi ,BBQ, 5 mn walk to bakery cafes restaurants shops beach bus

Our French Riviera holiday apartment, ‘La Belle Époque’ is situated in the Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, between Nice and Monaco. The outstanding features of this apartment are a large terrace (12 sq.m.) with a superb view of the Bay of Villefranche and an excellent location close to the sandy beach, restaurants, shops and bus services. The ambiance of this pretty holiday home, is bright and elegant, created by high ceilings, the 'Belle Époque’ decor and the panoramic view of the Bay through the beautiful French windows which open onto the private terrace which is not over-looked. The lounge is comfortably furnished with early twentieth century furniture and incorporates new kitchen fittings. The bedroom, with a modern double bed and period wardrobe also enjoys a bedside view of the Bay through traditional French windows opening onto the terrace. The tiled bathroom has a bath with rain shower and a well-lit vanity unit and towel heater. The apartment comes with dual air conditioning, free WiFi, TV & gas BBQ. It is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday, dining 'al-fresco' or just sipping a ' vin rosé ' observing the ever changing bay. Guests comment on the excellent location, being close to the beach, shops, restaurants, ATM booths and public transport. It is a 10 minute ride to Nice or Monaco (bus every 15 minutes) and there are wonderful seaside walks at your doorstep. The apartment is one of five in a small three story development.

* LIVING AREA & TERRACE* The attractive lounge is bright and airy with high ceilings and opens onto the terrace through full length traditional french windows. It is comfortably furnished with a three seater sofa-bed, an arm chair, a circular dining table and dining chairs for two. The south east facing terrace which catches the sun until about 1.30pm, is furnished with two wicker chairs and a table suitable for al-fresco dining. Also included is a very popular Weber gas BBQ (gas supplied) and a retractable sunshade.

* KITCHEN* It is an all electric kitchen with modern appliances including dish-washer, washing machine and microwave. The cooker includes a ceramic 4 ring hob, oven with grill and a single level dish-washer. There is a comprehensive selection of cooking utensils and a double set of table settings.

*HAIR DRYER * is supplied.

* A WELCOME PACK * includes maps, bus & train time tables, and local tips.

*BABY COT & HIGH CHAIR* supplied on request.

*PARKING* There is no dedicated parking space with this apartment, There are two public pay car parks 50 m from the apartment and limited street parking outside the apartment.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2018

About The Owner

We are a retired couple living in Ireland. We love holidaying in France especially the south of France for its ambiance, food and the outdoor activities especially the walking trails, 'les randones'.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2006

Why The Owner chose Villefranche-sur-Mer

We were wowed by the ' Provencal ' village atmosphere the first time we visited Villefranche in 2005 and were fortunate to find this apartment with a large terrace and fabulous views overlooking the Bay of Villefranche, located in the Old Town close to facilities and public transport. Untouched since the 1920's we have managed to retain the Provencal features while modernising the kitchen and bathroom facilities and furnishing it with ' turn of the century ' furniture.

What makes this apartment unique

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a great location on the Cote d'Azur, close to Nice and Monaco with warmer and brighter winters than the south of Italy. It is has excellent public transport, a wonderful sandy beach, renowned restaurants which remain open all year and a good selection of food outlets and a weekly market.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a lovely apartment right on the edge of the old town of Villefranche with a wonderful view of Cap Ferrat and the bay from the balcony. The balcony is perfect for sitting out and relaxing in the warm Mediterranean evenings. We spent a fabulous week there, with easy access to public transportation for day trips to surrounding towns such as Nice and Monaco. We took a wonderful day trip by train to Saorge, a perched village in the mountains.

Everything you need such as bakeries, supermarkets, and restaurants are within a short walk from the apartment. The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed for cooking so we had a nice mix of eating in and exploring the local restaurants.

The bathroom is bright and airy, and having a washing machine was great. The floor tiling echoes the wonderful colors of Provence and is very nicely accented by the furnishings. The welcoming fresh flowers were a lovely touch.

We would definitely book this apartment again and continue to work on our French.
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Villefranche-sur-Mer around the Arrondissement de Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check-in between 3.00 pm and 8.00 pm. Late check-in after 8.00pm will incur a fee of €50 to be paid to the manager on collection of keys.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • mountain ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The shower is a full stand-up in a corner bath with curtain.
  • The bright bathroom has the benefit of a external window with a view of the "Alps Maritiems" and is fitted with a well lit vanity unit with plenty of shelving and press units. The full height shower is enclosed by curtains and has a standard rose and a 'monsoon rose'. There is an electric heated towel / heater for the comfort of guests. The washing machine is in a separate compartment adjacent to the bathroom where it does not impose on the living area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , This is a US Queen size 60 in (150 cm)
  • The bedroom accommodates two people. The bedroom is quiet and is furnished with a king size (US queen size 60in wide x 75in long / 150cm X 190cm ) bed with a very comfortable firm mattress and two pillows for each person. There are attractive antique bedside tables with individual reading lamps. The antique wardrobe / amoir with full length mirror provides ample shelving and hanging space for clothes for two people. The bedroom opens onto the terrace through french windows providing magic views of the bay as you wake up. The room has a reversible air conditioning unit and an electric wall heater for the winter nights.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Sun 'brollies for the beach available in the apartment.


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Villefranche/Mer Old Town. Large terrace w/superb seaview. Close to restaurants
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 49 reviews

A rare pearl

  • 5 of 5

This flat is a labour of love, and every single details have been tended to. The view is amazing, the location perfect, and the flat goes well beyond this by generously providing the comforts and elegance of what rapidly feels like one's own home. Our contact person addressed all our queries with efficiency and kindness. We will definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Third Time

  • 5 of 5

We recently completed our third stay in this apartment and it was great, as always. Our first time in the apartment was back in 2009 and it has not missed a beat. The location is fantastic for either enjoying Villefranhce or for exploring the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted to host repeate guests. They comprise 20% of our bookings. Eamon and Eileen
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The Only Place To Stay At Villefranche-sur-Mer

  • 5 of 5

If you are a person of discerning taste and appreciate stunning views from a good size terrace, in addition to a taste level of beauty and quality, look no further, for this apt. checks off all the boxes in charm, comfort and a brilliant location.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything is as described, with tasteful decor and lovely paintings. The patio is a wonderful place to relax with views both to the mountains and the sea. Easy walking down to shops and the old town.

We wouldn't hesitate to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that John found our apartment to be ‘as described’ and that ‘the patio was a wonderful place to relax and the easy walk to the shops and old town’. Eamon and Eileen
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Perfect apartment in Villefranche!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely apartment for 8 nights. What a great stay! The location is perfect -- a quick 3 minute walk to the bus stop that will take you to Nice/Monaco or Cap Ferrat and about a 15 minute walk to the train. It is at the top of Villefranche so to get to restaurants you walk down the hill/stairs, but it's really not bad if you are reasonably in shape. There is a mini market, produce store, and a butcher all within a couple of blocks. The highlight of the apartment is the incredible balcony, where we ate breakfast every morning, some dinners at home in the evening, and every evening enjoyed some rose as we watched the boats come in and out of the harbor or watched the full moon rise over the Villa Ephrussi on Cap Ferrat. It was truly magical!

Nice amenities include the washing machine and the dishwasher. Kitchen was well equipped with pots, pans, and utensils but lacked staples like salt and pepper. Unfortunately when we were there the grill outside was broken, which was a disappointment at first but turned out to not be a big deal at all as when you open the large french doors, you feel like you are outside all the time in this apartment. The bed was comfy, the bathroom was large with a great shower.

We loved our stay here, and Villefranche was the perfect base for exploring the French Riviera. We can't wait to come back!

A quick note on parking - we had a rental car for one night while we were staying here so we could visit St. Paul de Vence and Vence, and there is a pay garage 1/2 a block down the street. It was not cheap, but very convenient and worth it for one night to not have to try to drive around looking for parking. There was another smaller outdoor pay lot about a block or two before the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that Rehana enjoyed all of the special features of our apartment. We apologize for the bbq grill not working and understand her disappointment as it was a feature which attracted her. The problem is being addressed as I write. Eamon and Eileen
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Beautiful Terrace Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This a very comfortable apartment for two people in a great location just above the historic quarter of Villefranche. The nearby shopping area and bus stops are readily accessible along a fairly level road, and the picturesque old town with its harborside and many restaurants is directly down the hill. The private terrace has terrific views and faces the morning sun, providing a nice start to the day and avoiding the afternoon heat.

The bathroom, larger than many, has a nice roomy shower/tub and extremely generous storage space. The kitchen is well equipped. The living area is well furnished and comfortable with an attractive tiled floor. The only problem we encountered was a minor complication with the wifi, which Heidi handled promptly. We would definitely try to rent this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Large selection in Old Town of Villefranche
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Junction 56 for Monaco on A8
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Large selection in Old Town of Villefranche
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Isola 2000, near Auron
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Plage des Marinieres, Villefranche
Car: not necessary

Located on the exclusive French Cote d'Azur, Villefranche-sur-Mer is ideally located 10 minutes east of Nice, 10 minutes from Monaco / Monte-Carlo and 30 minutes from Nice-Cote d'Azur Airport. It is served by the Nice / Menton bus every 15 minutes and the Cote d’Azur rail line, trains every 25 minutes. It enjoys a wonderful south-facing sandy beach, stretching 1km along the Promenade. The beach has a coast guard service during the peak holiday season. The village is noted for the number and quality of its restaurants. Villefranche Bay is popular for scuba diving and snorkelling and other water sports. There are many scenic coastal walks for all levels of walkers and the adjoining mountains have many way marked routes for the more adventurous.

Popular day trips include Monaco for its Casino and F1 Grand Prix at the end of May, Nice for the Old Town, Promenade des Anglais, shopping and art galleries, Cannes for the glitz, Paul de Vence for art, Ventimiglia for its market, and the old hilltop village of Eze with its maze of winding alleys and quaint stone houses.


Centrally located, the apartment is a 5 minute walk from restaurants, shops, including bakeries, supermarkets, greengrocers, pharmacies, ATM, bus-stop, car parks and 10 minutes to the beach, train station or l'Institute de Francais


Beaches:- Villefranche has a 1 km long south facing sandy beach Plage des Marinieres, which is ideal for swimming (life guards in Summer) sunbathing or just building sand castles. Parallel with the beach is the promenade which is very popular with walkers all year long. There is a second east facing beach, Plage de la Darse, which is fine shingle and more relaxed.

Snorkelling:- The bay is noted for snorkelling and scuba diving. Gear may be hired locally.

Sailing / Boating:- There are a number of hire companies which hire boats or do trips around the bay and along the coast.

Walking;- There are wonderful coastal and hill walks. The coastal walk around Cap Ferrat is a must as is a visit to Villa Rothschild and Gardens. For the more adventurous there are a large selection of hill walks in the foothills of the Alp Maratime affording magnificent views of the coastline from Menton to Cannes and passing through many 'villages perches'. Routes and maps in the apartment.


Day on the beach including a picnic.

Snorkelling and scuba diving ( gear may be hired locally).

Boat trips

There is a very popular water and theme park in Antibes,

White water rafting is available in the Roya and Var Valleys.


Nice:- Nice Carnival for two weeks in February

Nice Jazz festival every July.

Monaco:- The F1 Grand Prix is a huge attraction on the last week-end in May.

Menton:- Hosts a two week 'Lemon Festival' in February

Cannes:- Film Festival in May.

Ballet, opera and classical concerts are held during the winter months in Nice, Monaco and Cannes. Many of the concerts are performed on Sunday afternoons.


Golf is available at the Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie, 10 Km by car.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

The booking deposit is non refundable.
€350.00 refundable damage deposit to be paid in cash on collection of keys. It will be refunded in 7 days of check-out.
€100.00 cleaning fee to be paid in cash on collection of keys.
We will be glad to quote for Monaco F1 Grand Prix and Christmas.
We can book a local English speaking taxi who will meet you at arrivals and deliver you to the apartment .

Check-in 3.00pm to 8.00pm. check-in after will incur an extra fee of €50.00 payable at check-in .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.