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Perfect Charming French Home in the Heart of Villefranche

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
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People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer - Villa Nelly

2 Bedroom Apartment with Wondrous Views

With more than 50 reviews we are proud to have been welcoming guests since 2010 to our family owned apartment and look forward to welcoming you too. The apartment was re-decorated in October 2016.

Location, Location, Location - Situated in the heart of the Villefranche the apartment offers unrivalled access to all this historic town has to offer. The renowned beach is but a stones through away as are the many of restaurants and bars.

Transfers from Nice Airport are straightforward and without fuss. Full details or options and routes are available on request.

Our apartment is in a central, safe neighbourhood. The apartment is on the third (top) floor and comprises a living room, separate kitchen, two bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 single beds plus role-away) and bathroom. Recently purchased furniture and beds compliment this traditional riviera building.

As reflected in the many reviews the apartment is the perfect home from home for travellers wanting a base to explore this unique area of France.

If you have any queries or questions about the apartment or location please do not hesitate to contact u.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Stephen & Bella
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, From Bonnie Scotland
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016

About Stephen & Bella

We looked for a long time to locate a holiday home and we fell in love with this apartment and its location, the charm of the village is timeless and wanted to have our holiday home here.

We have made lots of local friends, it’s very safe and the location cannot be beaten.

Stephen & Bella purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Stephen & Bella chose Nice Area

Location is just fantastic, Rustic French charm

We chose the apartment location very carefully as we wanted to easily reach it from Nice airport. The location in the village makes easy walking to the beach, restaurants, shops harbour and public transport all easy. The train station in the village takes you to all of France and Italy. The village is 14th Century with a wonderful rustic French ambiance

What makes this apartment unique

There is no need to travel far from this apartment as you will be genuinely staying in the most beautiful part of the South of France. There’s no need to pretend here, but rather just enjoy. Most guests are happy to stay put for their entire stay: The restaurant locally are extraordinary also within 200 yards of the apartment you can plunge into the Mediterranean Sea. Tom Cruise in his recent film Knight and Day dreamed of kissing a stranger on the balcony of the Hotel du Cap close bye. You will too – this is one of the most romantic places in the world. Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman included a visit here in their latest Film 'Bucket List' you must come and enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have spent 3 vacations here, the place is wonderful. We always take a limousine from the airport and it cruise's all the way along the sea front of Nice to our apartment it's a wonderful way to arrive at the apartment where we're greeted by our Richard (the housekeeper) a charming smiling Englishman who chose to make the village his home he's always helpful always welcoming. We were given his telephone number for absolutely anything needed encouraged to call him and our 2 setts if keys to the apartment. the apartment is situated excellently for the restaurants, the sea and all amenities, it's fresh very quite and has a lovely outlook definitely a relax feel to it.



You can sleep in the double bed looking out at the stars, you can eat alfresco on the balcony and book a restaurant a simple walk round the corner and there hope to spot a famous face.



The restaurants are wonderful with that no rush service. And YES we saw Sir Elton John who gets onto his pilot boat 50 yards from the apartment with his children and David Walliams also



We also saw Tom Hanks eating at our restaurant - and as our children get so excited we decide to make this there evening purpose they he'd down to the restaurants and book the best celeb spotting tables for our arrival and wait for us down there - it's simply lovely. And the food is wonderful it make a great evening.



Of course you can eat at the apartment as it's surrounded by good local shops and dine on the balcony whilst playing a board game with a bottle of fine wine and the children relaxing watching one of the many DVDs provided and there are fantastic local walks which are plentiful for daytime and evenings walking



Our day times were spent with the children booked at the Club Nautique St Jean Cap Ferrat (this is reachable using the small hoppa bus and takes 10 minuets to reach the club) where the children enjoyed their half day sailing courses while I wait relaxed on the beach at the club for the morning we are also able to walk to The Grand Hotel for afternoon tea (this is a must do) wow what a place! and then catch the hoppa bus back to the apartment for the evening in the meantime my husband enjoys a motorboat hire in the bay or enrolee for a morning of scuba diving



The owner is correct you will be staying in a lovely apartment in the most wonderful location, there is simply no need to travel outside the village and a car isn't necessary but it's a guests choice



I want to stay here!!! More and more.....
Aug 2014
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveller reviews)

Perfect Charming French Home in the Heart of Villefranche
average rating of 4.8039217 based on 52 reviews
5

Beautiful apartment in Villefranche

  • 5 of 5

Loved the apartment...Close and convenient to everything. Dvd/tv wasn't working for us but wasn't really an issue since we weren't in the apt much. They said they would take care of for next rental. Keep in mind it is on the top floor and no elevator. This was not an issue for us but some may have issues. Only current negative is that I still haven't gotten my security deposit back and no response to my email from a few days ago.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, thank you for taking time to review at my apartment and for the 5 Stars, it is very much appreciated and hope to welcome you back very soon. I would like to comment on a couple of points you make reference to (1) the DVD Player, on inspection it has been found in good working order, and it may be that you failed to locate the main off/no switch located at the rear of the player. If you had contacted me about the player during your stay I would have sent the housekeeper to inspect. (2) You are correct the apartment is on the top floor (3rd Floor) and reference is made to this in the description on the website. The beauty of this very old ornate building would be tarnished were attempts made to install a lift. I know of no apartment buildings in the "Old Town" that have installed, or have space, for a lift The return of the security deposit is fully automated and actioned 48 hours after a guest leaves the apartment. I confirmed with you that the funds had left my account and asked for confirmation that you had not changed or replaced the card you original booked the apartment. For reasons unknown I heard nothing further, yet have since reached out to you and received confirmation you have received back the deposit. Once again, thank you for your review and comments left in the guest book and look forward. Stephen
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5

charmingly as described.

  • 5 of 5

Booking progress was smooth, payments made easy and the apartment was cosy and charmingly as described.

Key collection made easy and the village a hidden gem. I have stayed at this same apartment 3 times and will continues to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in Ville Franche

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week's holiday in this lovely part of the world.

There were five of us - myself, my husband and our three teenagers. Our kids shared the twin room and the youngest slept comfortably on a pull out bed.

The flat is ideally located and within easy walking distance to everything that Ville Franche has to offer. There is a beautiful bakery up the road (from where we bought fresh bread and croissants each morning), various other shops, pharmacies, bars and restaurants. There is also a play park at the top of the street for smaller children.

The beach is also a 10 minute walk away.

We bought fresh produce from the local market on Wednesday and Saturday (again, just up the road) and had a great time exploring the antiques market on Sunday down near the seafront.

The bus service to Nice and Monaco is very cheap and reliable and the bus stops are also at the top of the road. The train station is near the beach and we were able to get the train to and from Nice airport.

We very much enjoyed our family time and most evenings at some point we spent time on the balcony with a glass of wine or two, playing cards and having a laugh.

Our children appreciated the free wi -fi!

Overall, we had a fabulous stay and could easily have stayed another week.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Return Visit and Just As Good

  • 5 of 5

So pleased to have found this hidden gem within the listings. Return visit to this wonderful top floor apartment in the magical Villefranche-Sur-Mer. The apartment as always spotless and key collection from Richard a breeze. Cannot recommend this apartment highly enough for it's close proximity to the beach and waterfront coupled with the bus stop for regular buses to Nice and Monaco. The apartment is as described and the photographs an accurate depiction of the interior. Perfect for a family or couple wanting a home from home in the South of France.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

With my husband we opted to stay out of season for 4 weeks to learn French at a local school before moving onto Paris.

We both had a wonderful time. The apartment was perfect and the welcome gifts left by Stephen were much appreciated, including wine. It felt like home the moment we set foot through the door.

The apartment is as described, very clean and properly proportioned. The kitchen is fully stocked with every conceivable utensil and coffee maker. The views from the balcony are amazing. The is an abundance of travel books and guides together with a folder containing put together by owner with instructions on use of equipment and tips on where to visit and eat etc.

We chose well. The apartment is in a great central location, close beach, restaurants and the bus stop for travel into Nice (15 mins) or Monaco (30 mins) and beyond. Tip, ensure you choose an apartment close to the old town. Other, more modern apartments are built into the mountain side, and will entail a long walk, up many steps or winding roads to reach.

Out the main door to the market square took me less than a minute and I'm not the fastest of walkers. Not all restaurants were open in November. Highly recommend though is the Cosmo Bar, open all day and cooked salmon to perfection.

Yes we would return again, yes we would return to Stephen's apartment and yes we would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends. Will treasure our memories of our stay for many years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to you both for looking after the apartment and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the summer
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"Delightfully Charming"

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful apartment just as you see from all the reviews. My family have rented through VRBO 2 years in a row this is by far the best to date. First of all, Stephen & Bella and Richard were superb as contact/manager -- everything from rental to departure went smoothly. All needs/questions answered in a timely and cheerful manner. The apartment itself is so comfortable and bright - very clean & modern. Beds are comfortable, kitchen truly nice with all equipment, condiments and cleaning supplies, living room/kitchen bright with ample seating for dining and relaxing on the balcony alfresco, WIFI works beautifully, TV, balcony absolutely great -- spent a lot of time there w/espresso or wine in hand enjoying the view, bathroom small but clean/modern & hot showers for everyone! The neighbourhood is very safe and very close by are grocery, post office, police station, bakery, grocery, restaurants, Ice cream cafe, Tourist Office, bus, and Wed/Sat/Sun market. Richard provided EXCELLENT step-by-step instructions for operating washer/dryer, oven, stove, TV & microwave. Here is the bonus -- cool breezes almost always and fireworks on any random night!

We love the charm of the French Riviera and this location gives you loads of opportunity to take day-trips. The apartment has many maps, brochures, books and bus schedules to plan your day. The staff at the Tourist Office are very friendly and helpful. It is very easy to travel to Eze, Monaco, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, Vence, Cannes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Nice, Tende, Ventimillia - Italy, Roquebrune, Cap Ferrat. We went to the flea market in Ventimillia twice -- found some good buys there. I would definitely recommend the 2-hr boat tour from the Villefranche harbor to Monaco & return -- very relaxing and gives you that "lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" as you pass the magnificent yachts that hug the coast. Restaurants/food in the area - wonderful! A short trip to Nice airport and pic up the helicopter to Monaco is a very exciting treat for appx 100 euros

We will definitely return -- I would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to enjoy "home" away from home, the charm of this small city next to the Sea, & the warm & engaging French people. This was our home for a month -- in two word words "Delightfully charming"

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nice International
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Several
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Monte Carlo
Nearest Train
1000 Metres
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Isola 2000 approx 90 minutes by car.
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Villefranche
Car: not necessary

Very reachable by foot are the Beach, shops, restaurants.

Nice Airport, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Grass and also Italy. (By bus or Train) Your excellently located to very easily walk to the bus stop, train station, tourist office, shops, bank, butcher fishmongers and many restuarants. As well as the beach, sea, Citadel with a cinema, boat hire, harbour. A perfect escape for all

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice Area

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Film Festival & G/Prix
15 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£761
for 3 nights
From
£211
 
 
Summer Sun
1 Jun 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£697
for 3 nights
From
£190
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£85
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & Bedding £127
Pet Fee £21
Refundable Damage Deposit £845

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer in Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The glossy bathroom has a walkin shower We provide basic white towels
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Large French window looking out at the palm tree & gardens
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large French windows looking at the old village and mountain
  • White sheets are provided, all rooms have Wooden floors throughout the apartment, very clean and fresh with white walls and large French windows in every room. Beautiful outlook from every window in the apartments all the beds are comfy Bedroom one has a large double brass bed which you can fall asleep looking up at the mountainside and the stars at night Bedroom two: has 2 silver metal style beds (Laura Ashley) with firm mattresses and a additional fold down bed suitable for a small child, there is also a travel cote available. The outlook is of a lovely Palm tree gardens there is also a travel crib
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment has everything for a most enjoyable vacation. Turn up with only your summer clothes and all is provided Very Relax feeling Le Club Nautique Located on Cro deï Pin beach, the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Club Nautique offers kayak, windsurfer, Deriveur, Optimist, catamaran and pedal boat hire in addition to as sailing courses and catamaran cruise initiation. The club also organises numerous sporting events and festivities during summer season. Deep-sea diving In the old port, Olivier and his team enable you to discover the riches of their region on board a typical Mediterranean trawler. Dive initiation, night diving, lessons for children, private courses. Cap Ferrat Diving Water sports Jet skiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, water skiing, tubing, boat trips, organisation of seminars, day and week sailing trips

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