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Sunny Balcony Apartment on Chic / Quiet / Pedestrian Street, 250m to the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 355 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Superb 3rd floor apartment for 2(+2), with 5m of sunny balcony over Rue Masséna

After a quiet night (no noisy traffic in our street!), awake to the sun filtering through the shutters, open the double French windows to the fresh smell of baguettes and the sounds of the cafés readying the day. Dash down to the famous Ruhl Plage beach and club (250m / under 5 minutes) for a wake-up dip in the sparkling bay. The sun shines all day on our long balcony overlooking pedestrianised Rue Massena at the heart of Nice beside the best restaurants and chicest shops.

This smart, 35 square metre apartment, high up on the 3rd floor has a serene Master 200cm double bed room that sleeps two and a 180cm living room sofa-bed for another two family/friends. There is a lift after an initial short flight of 12 steps. There are two air-conditioners / heating units. Free WiFi. Landline. TV plus 100 DVD films. Mini HiFi with dock for iPod. As one of our guests said 'All that you need and nothing that you don't'. Access is from 4pm with easy key collection and a warm welcome from multi-lingual AnneLine. Rental change-over day is on Saturday. There is an arrival fee of €70 to cover a perfectly clean apartment, cleaning materials, fresh sheets, bath towels, beach towels and time for the welcome and departure. AnneLine is also available for you during your stay if there are any emergencies or questions.

A very special place to relax and enjoy the Riviera. You can see that the calendar books up quickly...if you see a week or two that you want, get in touch!

Nice things to do - Around 28 Rue Massena:

· Bakery under Hotel Felix – fresh baguettes at 7, 9 & 11 am and then at 2, 4 & 6pm

· Newspapers – from the kiosk in Place Grimaldi, pretend you’re a citizen with a Nice Matin!

· Food, Drink & Supplies – out front door, 100m on right for all the basics in the shops in Rue Maccarini

· Fine Shopping – out front door, 300m on left Galleries Lafayette, Ave Jean Medecin as well as Rue Massena

· Restaurants & Cafes – they can all be brilliant so just be bold! See D.Telegraph recommendations in January 2014 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/france/35179/Nice-restaurants.html

· Wifi – free WiFi is installed in the apartment

· Beach – public beaches or super luxurious private beach loungers (~€20/day at Ruhl Plage)

· Radio – Riviera Radio 106.5FM laid back expat music station based in Monaco

· Rooftop cocktails – Hotel Aston (overlooking the new Paillon redevelopment and the old town) and Le Meridien (near) or Radisson (far) Hotels have really superior sunset views

· Market – Cours Saleya for flowers & general foods (except Mondays when it’s a flea-market!)

· Galleries – lots of bright art studios in the dark streets of the old town.

. Open top bus tour - a French Riviera pass is valid for many trips around, including entry to, many sites over 24, 48 or 72 hours. Google "French Riviera Pass" for details

. Since 2015 a 7 day €20 pass is a great way to see all the municipal museums and galleries including:

Musée Matisse or Palais Lascaris

MAMAC (Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain)

Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image

Espace Ferrero

Galerie de la Marine

Galerie des Ponchettes

Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée d’Art Naïf

Musée d’Archéologie (Cimiez)

Musée d’Archéologie (Terra Amata)

Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle

Musée Masséna

Prieuré du Vieux Logis.

Nice things to do - Old Town & City:

· Eat local specialty socca (chickpea pancake) washed down with rosé, in the old town near to Place Garibaldi

· Ice cream – Fenochhio’s in Cathedral square has more flavours than you’d believe!

· Port – gorgeous super yachts and simple fishing boats beside loads of restaurants

· Nice Chateau – on the hill between the old town and the port, a steep walk

· Trams – €1.5 or can be used on extension of €1.5 bus ticket (e.g. from Villefranche via Riquier walk past Carrefour and then take the tram back to Place Massena)

· Museums – free on the first Sunday of the month – we highly recommend: Musee des Beaux Arts (Duffy), Musee Massena (local history) and a stiff walk up to the Musee Matisse (always free) and Chagal (great garden restaurant). Plenty of others!

· Roman ruins – the Roman Spa besides the Musee Matisse in Cimiez is free and fascinating

· Churches – all fabulous, the Russian Cathedral has a small entrance charge

· Open top bus tour - €20 but valid for many trips around the sites over 48 hours

Nice things to do - Further afield:

· Haut de Cagnes – bus 94 west to Bourdet then free shuttle to Place de Chateau & lunch at Le Jimmy

· St Paul de Vence – bus 400 to this iconic, beautiful hilltop village.

· Vence - Matisse’s chapel is magnificent, short walk from the centre

· Antibes – bus 200 for a great old town, markets & huge marina or just carry on to Cannes

· Mougins near Cannes – another outstanding hilltop village, super glamorous with restaurants to match (600 bus from Cannes station)

· Grasse – bus 500, haven’t done this yet but there is promising countryside all the way

· Isle de Marguerite off Cannes - a fast ferry service from Nice port (or carry on to Cannes & St Tropez)

· St Tropez – by boat but also via great train / slow bus through St Raphael or by helicopter if you’ve won the Lotto!

· Villefranche – a spectacular 5m / 8km walk around the Cap de Nice, dine and return by bus from the port to Riquier (see map) then use the same ticket to jump on a tram back to Place Massena

· Bealieu & Cap Ferrat – 100 bus to Beaulieu, walk the beachside path to St Jean on Cap Ferrat, then carry on around St Hospice for the most beautiful walk in France (we think!). Get the 81 bus back to Nice from St Jean Cap Ferrat.

· Eze – get bus map from the box on top of our fridge!

More Details

Property Manager
Anne Line
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, Francaise, Norsk, Svensk, Dansk, Deutsche
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Anne Line

AnneLine is Norwegian, has been living in Nice for 10 years and has much experience helping people make the most of their stays in Nice.

Anne Line purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Anne Line chose Nice

Location - this apartment is central to all the sweet spots in Nice yet beautifully quite at night! Nice is more chic, cleaner and better laid out with car traffic pushed away from the centre by the fabulous new tram system. We bought this central (Carre d'Or) apartment because we knew we wanted to keep on coming back to Nice for the sunlight, the fresh food and the superb way of life here.

What makes this apartment unique

One of the best balconies in Nice, the apartment fills with sunshine all day, it is right in the middle of the 'Carre d'Or' heart of Nice. Central to all the fun, yet quiet at night, easy to use and comfortable!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Jean-Médecin in Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 355 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower & Loo - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Neat bathroom with shower enclosure, wash basin & loo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Double - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Double Sofa Bed - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Master bedroom (firm Bed W200cm x L200cm) is a calm oasis of luxurious, cool, minimalist, white chic - quiet air-conditioning. Living room sofa bed (W180cm x L200cm) is comfortable set in central living space - also with quiet air-conditioning.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This apartment is ideally situated for students of Nice central language schools. Long term lets can be arranged with discounts when outside May-Sept peak season.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Sunny Balcony Apartment on Chic / Quiet / Pedestrian Street, 250m to the Beach
average rating of 4.724138 based on 29 reviews

Winter in Nice.

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth winter we have rented this apartment. It is ideally situated in a pedestrian area with a good selection of shops and restaurants, + easy access to the bus termini to take advantage of the wonderful and cheap service. The apartment is small but has everything that is needed for a comfortable stay, wifi, good selection of dvds, etc. We certainly made a lot of use of the balcony on the sunny afternoons enjoying a glass of wine and people watching the street below. We would certainly recommend this apartment, we will probably back for a fifth stay next winter all being well.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Duncan, hope to see you again next year. Anne Line
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Location, location!!

  • 4 of 5

We had such an amazing time in Nice and your apartment was more than we expected. The location was ideal and the balcony was an additional wow factor. Anne Line was so helpful and informative and I can not thank her enough....so please pass this on :). I have passed on your little gem to so many friends and we are hoping to return very soon. Once again Thank you Amanda and Paul :)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Come back to Nice and you are more than welcome to stay in the apartment. Would love to welcome you again. Sunny regards from Nice, Anne Line
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very central to everything shops, stores ,bakeries, resturants.

  • 4 of 5

lovely apartment within easy reach of all a holiday needs. Main train station 10/15 mins walk away for travel to Monaco, Cannes, St Tropez,

Villefranche etc all at reasonable cost with regular trains. Promenade de Anglais just 2 mins walk away and 10 mins for old Nice. The balcony

is great for relaxing with a drink or having breakfast, in fact any time of day as we did. There's plenty to see and do from this location and would visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice place to stay in Nice

  • 5 of 5

A perfect apartment for 2 persons in the centre of Nice. The apartment is quiet with an extra plus for the air conditioning. Anne Line gave us a warm welcome and was helpful with advice about restaurants and things to do.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hei, great, thank you for this comment. Thank you for coming and come back soon. Stay in touch. All the best for the summer in Norway. Anne Line
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Super location, nice apartmnt

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice little flat in a superb location. Convenient for trams, shops and a multitude of restaurants. We had a couple of issues due to Anne Line being away when we arrived but nothing insurmountable. The street door lock did not work.

The flat had everything that we needed although some of the crockery etc was a little worse for wear.

The main issue which we had was with the shower. I am not a particularly large lady, (size 16) but the shower access was very narrow. We had to enter and exit it sideways. The other issue was that there was insufficient hot water for 2 consecutive showers. It may be fine in summer, but in winter more hot water is probably used. We got round this by showering at different times of the day, again not an insurmountable, just inconvenient. I would stress that neither of these things would stop us from booking the flat again.

Anne Line was present for our check out and was very pleasant and friendly. I am just sorry that she wasn't there when we arrived.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found Nice to be delightful, especially the old town. We also were fortunate that the carnival was on with some very entertaining street theatre on the go.

Thank you Susan and Marcus for letting your apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great, cosy sunny apartment, just as advertised.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week staying in this lovely little apartment. The apartment is very well located with a small supermarket and 2 boulangeries just a few yards away with lots of cafes and restaurants on the doorstep and the seafront just a 5 min walk away.

Although the apartment is small is was very clean and comfortable but perhaps it would be a bit of a tight squeeze for more than 2 people!

We were met at the apartment by Anne Line who is really lovely so friendly, kind and very helpful - thank you Anne Line for looking after us. We would definitely stay again in this apartment when we come back to Nice.

The WiFi was brilliant too!

Janet and Bob

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, thank you so much for the nice note and a perfectly clean apartment and also of course your "well wishes" for the summer event:-) You are adorable and so thoughtful. I hope to see you again very soon. Anne Line
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Taverne Massena
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nice Port
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Country Club de Nice
Nearest Train
950 Metres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A8 Junction 54 Nice Nord
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Nearest Ski
94 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
270 Metres
Nice Ruhl Plage Club
Car: not necessary

Situated in Nice's centre, the Belle Époque fashioned Carré d'Or, our sunny 3rd floor apartment overlooks the wonderfully atmospheric shopping, dining and pedestrian zone - Rue Masséna - see photos. Only 250m from the Promenade des Anglais and the super glamorous Ruhl Plage beach. Chic shopping at the Galleries Lafayette in Place Masséna and Nice's sleek new tramway. A huge selection of Brasseries, fine Restaurants & Bars awaits. Fashionable shopping....Rue Masséna, Rue Paradis, Rue Alphonse Karr and Avenue Jean Médecin are all on the doorstep. You wont need a car as there is easy €1.5 bus access to Monte Carlo, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes/Juan les Pins and the artists havens of Eze, Haut de Cagnes and St Paul de Vence among others. Walk 5 miles along the coast to Villefranche. Stride up to Cimiez to see the wonderful Roman ruins, Musée Matisse and Musée Chagal. For a cosmopolitan, sunny break by the sea – it cant be beaten for style or convenience for 2 plus 2 people.

Ski: If you want beach and ski holiday - it's possible here! Isola 2000 is about 1 hour's drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Jean-Médecin, Nice Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
13 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Welcome Fee £58.95

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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