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Luxurious quiet apartment.Stunning panoramic views over the Med, pool & gardens

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom apartment,large terrace, quiet position looking south across the bay.

My apartment is on the 1st floor of Chateau Vallaya, a small tiered complex of 24 flats built in 2005.The sejour opens out onto a large L-shaped terrace looking south and west over the harbour of Garavan and the Italianate old town of Menton and east over Italy.There are tables, chairs and loungers on the terrace so you can eat on the terrace and in the sejour.There are 2 bedrooms,one double en suite and one twin with shower room. A separate WC is provided off the hall. There is air conditioning. The kitchen which is open to the sejour, is well equipped, it has a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, electric oven & ceramic hob. Sky TV, DVD, Wi-fi, radio & CD are supplied. All towels/bed linen (not beach towels) are provided.The main entrance is on the top floor with lift access to all apartments.Our excellent location means you do not need a car but free parking is available on the Boulevarde de Garavan,100yds from the apartment.Access to the garden and pool is adjacent to our apartment.Around the pool is a small deck for sunbathing.The garden has many fine palm trees and is maintained meticulously. Menton is known for its gardens, its Lemon Festival and for its many Belle Époque villas. The beach and local restaurants are a 4-5 minute walk from the apartment. (All photographs taken in the brilliant February sunshine - an artist's dream location).

More Details

Owner
Helen
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Helen

I purchased my apartment in 2005 when the building was just completed. I used to run an award-winning 5 * Bed & Breakfast in Cheshire, UK, between 1994 - 2003. With the experience gained over that period this apartment was a new venture working to the same high standards.

Helen purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Helen chose Menton

Garavan is an exclusive part of Menton on the border with Italy, and many beautiful villas with fine gardens were built, often by British families at the start of the last century. Many of these villas remain. Our building has been most elegantly designed and constructed in the garden of one of these villas, and is on a particularly quiet road just above the main Promenade. Unlike many other resorts this oasis of peace and calm is nevertheless close to shops, bars and restaurants. [I also manage the similar apartment immediately below mine, HomeAway Reference 1083500].

What makes this apartment unique

The former villa garden with its fine trees and shrubs has been beautifully incorporated into the setting of the new building and is meticulously maintained along with the pool and sunbathing deck. From the apartment and the garden there are inspirational views over the bay with its marinas and beach activities to the romantic Basilica and the old town of Menton from sunrise over Italy to sunset behind Monaco!

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
On Porte de France
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Monte Carlo
Nearest Train
250 Metres
Menton Garavan Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A8 Menton
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
'O a la Bouche, Porte de France
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Limone, Italy
Nearest Beach
275 Metres
Menton
Car: not necessary

The ancient port of Menton, between sea and mountains, with one of the most temperate micro-climates on the Mediterranean, was perfect for the Victorian aristocracy to build their spectacular gardens and villas, my apartment being in the garden of one such villa. The apartment has air conditioning and spectacular views from the large L-shaped terrace. Menton is small enough to be able to reach almost everywhere on foot, but there is also good public transport with a bus service along the promenade (5 mins walk) and an excellent train service along the length of the Riviera. Below the Promenade are a variety of restaurants with both public and private bathing areas. Local shops and a supermarket are nearby. To our east is the border with Italy, specifically the region of Liguria with historical resorts such as San Remo. To the west lies Monaco, just 12 kilometers away, and Nice, 40mins by train, both excellent for art, concerts, ballet and opera, as well as casinos! A number of the famous gardens such as Hanbury are open throughout the year. Menton has a famous Lemon Festival every February.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Menton in Arrondissement de Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Heated towel rails, hooks for hanging items, storage cupboard in Bathroom 1.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , With bathroom en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , With shower en suite
  • Bedroom 1 - King size double bed, en suite bathroom, fitted wardrobe, large chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables, wall-mounted TV, clock radio, pedestal fan. Bedroom 2 - twin beds, shower room, fitted wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers, bedside table, clothes stand, TV, clock radio, table fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The facilities of the apartment are very suitable for the elderly and access from the road using the lift is easy. However, the road down to the promenade and beach, albeit only a few hundred yards long, is narrow, winding and quite steep in places with a pavement only on the bottom section. This is usually okay if taken slowly but there will be some for whom a vehicle would be preferable. It should be noted that there is relatively little traffic on this road. The apartment is furnished with personal effects, so we generally do not take children under 12 years old. But we will always discuss any request.

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Luxurious quiet apartment.Stunning panoramic views over the Med, pool & gardens
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
5

Fabulous view and great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for race weekend. It had everything we needed. The unit is clean, well appointed and nicely laid out for two couples. Just steps from the train station - perfect location to explore Monaco.

The view is outstanding. The neighborhood is quiet and charming. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan and Des, Thank you so much it always very helpful to have feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed my apartment and the nearby Monaco Grand Prix, what an experience! Guests keep on returning year after year and always thrilled with the peacefulness of the apartment and position and, of course, the stunning views. I was lucky to find an apartment in such a quiet area. Yes, the apartment is ideally situated for visiting Italy, France and Monaco with an abundance of local transport so no car needed. I hope one day you will make a return visit from America. Best wishes, Helen
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Beautiful apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We're just back from an amazing holiday in Menton. Helen's apartment is beautiful everything you need is to hand and it is very peaceful and secluded. The apartment is well maintained and has the most beautiful terrace overlooking the bay, Menton town and the view on the left into Italy.

A gentle stroll along the beach takes you into Menton town full of interesting shops and restaurants. Transport is very easy with access to Monte Carlo only 20 minutes away by train and the Ventimilia market in Italy only a 10 minute journey.

A wonderful break away from the British winter we will certainly go again and enjoy this lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A real gem!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as described and perfect in every way. Wonderful views towards Italy in the East, the Mediterranean in front of you to the south and the old town of Menton towards the west. It was wonderful to see the sun setting behind the old town. From a practical point of view there is a good supermarket about a 10 minute walk away down by the sea which made food shopping a real pleasure as it was such a nice walk! If you want a more challenging walk from the apartment you can take footpaths up from the lovely Boulevard Garavan, which is just above and behind the apartment, to Castellar. There you can enjoy spectacular views from high up above Menton and over to Monaco. There are plenty of restaurants in the town or nearby, all within walking distance. You can even do the 5 minute walk across the border into Italy and eat at a restaurant there! Oh, and the apartment has good Wifi too - so, all in all everything you could want for a perfect stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is very kind. Yes, that is why I bought the apartment. Many thanks. Helen
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5

Beyond exceptional

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this beautiful, quiet apartment. It is in a spectacular position overlooking the old town, marina and gardens . We spent many happy hours on the large sunny terrace which has very comfortable seating for relaxation and dining. The apartment is spacious, light and airy. The kitchen is well equipped. It is an easy stroll into the town along the promenade and there is a small supermarket close by which is very convenient. A holiday made perfect by staying in such wonderful accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning apartment

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment with glorious views of Menton old town and the Mediterranean from the large terrace. A perfect place to relax, especially with the swimming pool so easily accessible from the apartment. We enjoyed visiting many local attractions and had wonderful times further afield from the local railway station. All in all, a brilliant and very comfortable apartment. Will come again!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

wonderfull appartment!

  • 5 of 5

just a wonderfull appartment!

Well equiped, very confortable.

amazing view on the see and on Menton old village.

Lovely terrasse!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Menton, Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 57
17 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£529
for 7 nights
£529
 
 
Rate 58
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£706
for 7 nights
£706
 
 
Rate 59
5 Jan 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£618
for 7 nights
£618
 
 
Rate 60
16 Feb 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£706
for 7 nights
£706
 
 
Rate 61
2 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£794
for 7 nights
£794
 
 
Rate 62
6 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£882
for 7 nights
£882
 
 
Rate 63
13 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,059
for 7 nights
£1,059
 
 
Rate 64
27 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£882
for 7 nights
£882
 
 
Rate 65
4 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£971
for 7 nights
£971
 
 
Rate 66
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,059
for 7 nights
£1,059
 
 
Rate 67
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,191
for 7 nights
£1,191
 
 
Rate 68
1 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,147
for 7 nights
£1,147
 
 
Rate 69
6 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,191
for 7 nights
£1,191
 
 
Rate 70
7 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,147
for 7 nights
£1,147
 
 
Rate 71
28 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,059
for 7 nights
£1,059
 
 
Rate 72
5 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£971
for 7 nights
£971
 
 
Rate 73
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£882
for 7 nights
£882
 
 
Rate 74
2 Nov 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£618
for 7 nights
£618
 
 
Rate 75
16 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£529
for 7 nights
£529
 
 
Rate 76
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£706
for 7 nights
£706
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,706
for 7 nights
From
£529
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bookings can ONLY be made from Friday - Friday

Special rates for bookings of more than 2 weeks. Long lets are considered.
Bookings will only be accepted after evidence of Travel Insurance received.

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.
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