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Holiday rental, self-catering. Luxury modern 3-bed, 1st floor, apartment. Located on beautiful Roquebrun Cap Martin hillside, close to Monaco, Carnoles and Menton areas and just a short drive to French/Italian border. Sleeps 6 with travel cot available. Spacious kitchen/dining/living area, all mod cons, including WI Fi, MP3 docking station, DVD player and screen. Large balcony with outdoor furniture. 2 bathrooms (one with shower/toilet/whb, one bath and whb) & separate toilet. Lift access to garage parking. Shared pool area. 10 minutes walk to train station and Carnoles. 1.5km from beach. Car highly recommended, access to apartment is via winding road from the seafront. Also available for long-term rental September to June (rates negotiable).
We booked the apartment for two weeks to cover the Monaco Grand Prix weekend. Making the booking and arrangements with Shirley was very easy, and she was very helpful meeting us and showing us everything we needed around the place. If you pick up a car at Nice Airport, you'll need coins for the two tolls on the motorway - one was 1.50 and the other 2.20! If you take the coast road, it winds through the centre of Monaco, up the start finish straight, through Casino Square etc...
The apartment is nice and big, with a large open plan living space and three bedrooms, plus two bathrooms and a sunny balcony. Everything was clean and tidy. The internet was very fast and proved useful (especially with no TV signal) allowing us to keep up with the weekend's events when we returned from the track. My Mito just fit in the underground garage, so was safely tucked away from the crazy parking around town, though the gated estate which houses the apartment is pretty civilised. We used the rather cold pool a few times, and the surround is certainly an effective sun trap!
Getting in to Monaco is very easy, it's just two stops from Carnoles station (25 min walk down hill). Not far from the station there are also bars and restaurants, shops etc though not everything was open all the time as the Grand Prix seems to be just before the holiday season this side of Nice. We had some very good meals as you would expect on the Cote d'Azur (there's a brilliant Indian restaurant on the sea front).
Getting back from Monaco, and indeed anywhere else you walk to, means walking back up the hill, which is about a mile long and reasonably steep. Having said that, we had the car and only used it a few times to fetch heavy shopping from the supermarket, which is en route to the train & beach.
The plus side of the distance from town is of course that it is very quiet!
Pleasant, well-equipped, spacious apartment in less than convenient area.You definitely need a car as there is nothing nearby; it's a 25 minute walk to the nearest beach and station where you will need to go because Roquebrune itself is unimpressive and Menton is a 45 minute walk away. The walk is largely downhill (obviously uphill on the way back!) and, as there is barely a pavement plus frequent deposits of dog poo along the way as well as speeding cars, it isn't the most enjoyable or relaxing of walks to,say the least. You'll be disappointed if you were hoping for a gentle stroll to the local boulangerie for your morning croissants.
The pool is nice, if a bit small, but you can't sit or sunbathe beside it as there are no chairs or sunbeds allowed, maybe because there's insufficient space which is a shame.
Also worth a mention is the fact that the balance of the rental which is payable on arrival is required in cash or eurocheque (didn't know you could still get them, haven't had to use one for at least 10years!) To avoid wasting valuable holiday time on expensive calls home we would definitely recommend arranging a bank transfer before departure.
We wouldn't recommend this property to friends or relatives because of where it is situated although it is reasonably priced and with hindsight it is clear that the price has been set to reflect the property's less than ideal location...you get what you pay for!
We stayed in this spacious 3 bedroom apartment which was ideally located in a quiet district of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin just 15 minutes walk down the mountain to the beach and centre de ville where there was a frequent bus and train service hence we didn't bother with a car.
The apartment was on the first floor and accommodated 6 people comfortably with 1 double bed and 2 twin beds. The spacious hallway had two bathrooms off it, one with bath/shower, the other with full shower and there was also a separate toilet. And everthing was spanking clean and well maintained.
There was a fully fitted kitchen with all the mod cons and an open plan living/dining room which lead on to the sunny balcony looking seaward. The swimming pool we didn't use as we opted to take advantage of the local beach and the blue blue sea - it certainly lives up to its name - Cote d'Azur.
Highly recommend this place to stay if you like to have access to all the conveniences but be slightly removed from the hum of downtown.
You are within minutes walk to abundance fresh food and local wines at the Supermarche or open market in the town square and there are lots of nice restaurants within easy reach. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.
Have stayed here 2 years in a row now, sept/oct time and I will definitely be going back. The apartment is beautiful, its spacious, everything is brand new. The sea is a walk down the hill, as is the supermarket with the best array of fresh fruit and veg etc..Its a super base for seeing the Cote d'Azur. The buses and trains are all nearby, everything is in easy reach whether its a walk to Menton or a short bus ride to Montecarlo. Roquebrune also has some great boulangerie (of course, its france) and a health food shop! (i always look for them:-))
Un endroit paradisiaque et très calme, un appartement vaste, à l'aspect neuf, très bien équipé et agencé, un garage pour la voiture, sans oublier la très agréable piscine ouverte aux résidents : tout est réuni pour passer d'excellentes vacances familiales, avec des activités pour petits et grands, à deux pas de Menton et quelques kilomètres des villages de montagne
A cela l'on peut ajouter la grande gentillesse et la disponibilité de Tracy, qui nous a rendu le séjour encore plus agréable !
Notre souhait :y revenir pour y goûter de nouveau les charmes.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Security deposit required.
Supplements apply for : Menton Lemon Festival, Formula 1Grand Prix , Monte Carlo Tennis Master, Christmas and New Year holidays.
Supplement for additional persons over 4.
Payment in advance by Bank Transfer or Cash on arrival only. [CREDIT CARDS NOT ACCEPTED)
25% payable on booking by bank transfer. Balance payable 4 weeks prior to arrival date by bank transfer or cash on arrival.