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Bedrooms Studio
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious studio apartment with private terrace sleeps 2-4

• Stunning views of the Villefranche bay from your private terrace

• Ultra-convenient location – very close to Old Town village restaurants and amenities as well as transportation (1 min walk to frequent bus service, 7 min to train station)

• Well-equipped, modern apartment with bed, convertible sofa bed, quality linens, plush bath and beach towels, robes

• Additional charge of 100 euro per week for parties over 2 guests

• Large flat-screen TV, DVD, Bose speakers, free wi-fi, in-unit phone with free calls to any landline in the world

• Beautiful, tranquil pool for relaxing after a day of sightseeing

• Private, free parking in garage

• SUPERB LOCATION: Located above the famous bay of Villefranche, the studio is within walking distance to the beach and Villefranche itself with its many shops & restaurants. The property boasts a large planted, south facing private terrace, sloping towards the unique view over the bay towards Cap Ferrat & the sea. The modern kitchen is fully equipped. In addition to a dining table inside, there is a seating area for 4 and outside two more dining tables for 4 persons. The flat is southfacing and very sunny and warm in the winter. The flat is on the ground floor of this elegant apartment building and has its own attributed parking space close to the entrance of the building. The pool has the same stunning seaviews.

• LOCAL AMENTIES: The apartment is close to the old town, where you can find all daily essentials in the charming village: very good butchers, bakeries, fishmonger, little supermarket, wine shop, flower shop, newsagent, etc, as well as a multitude of restaurants and cafes.

• CONVENIENT TRANSPORTATION: Public transport is very good in the region. There is a bus to Nice bus terminal from nearby running several times an hour all day long. From there you can connect to a vast network of regional buses, e.g. St Paul de Vence, Biot, the mountains behind Nice, La Turbie etc. Villefranche also has a train station with several trains an hour to Monaco or on to Italy, and the other direction to Nice, Cannes or Antibes. There are several taxi companies available in the village. There are two car rental agencies where you can rent on short notice.

• AMAZING ACTIVITES (walks, culture): There are many walks in the area, for example around Cap Ferrat, approx 1.5 hours. The walk to Beaulieu sur is approx 20 minutes. The area on the coast directly behind Villefranche is quite mountainous and there are many trails which can be explored or hikes to be done with guides, both in summer and winter season. There are many museums and cultural attractions in the area, based on the rich heritage of the region (Nice: Museum of Modern Art, Matisse Museum, Chagall Museum; St. Paul de Vence: Foundation Maeght; Antibes: Picasso Museum; various Chapels with murals from Cocteau; St. Jean: Villa Ephrussi Rothschild, Villa Kerylos, Cap Ferrat: Zoo, and many seasonal art exhibitions and festivals). The local tourist office has additional information.

• WATER SPORTS: There are many brokers locally who offer boats (sailing or motor) for rent, daily and long term, with or without skipper. Several places offer watersports such a water-skiing, wake boarding, pedalos, kite surfing or fun trips for children on plastic floaters. The beaches of Villefranche, and also La Petite Afrique and La Baie des Bourmis in Beaulieu all offer sun-bed rentals, full restaurant service, shower, changing rooms, water ski, wakeboarding, windsurfing etc. The Beaches of Eze, Nice and St. Jean Cap Ferrat are only minutes drive away.

More Details

Natalia or Danka
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Russian, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 July, 2018

About Natalia or Danka

We live full time in Valbonne and take great pride in our rental unit. We offer the best in service from booking to the end of your stay.

Natalia or Danka purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Natalia or Danka chose Villefranche-sur-Mer

Our beautiful studio is ideally located above the Villefranche baye and offers stunning views.

What makes this apartment unique

Parking, pool, ammenities

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The most beautiful spot on the french Riviera' - Kate, Chicago.

'Best holiday ever: sea and beach, sightseeing, walking and gastronomic feasts - what more can you ask?' Alison, Glasgow.

'Most beautiful and tastefully decorated property, thank you very much, we so enjoyed our holiday' - Sharon, Rome
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer in Arrondissement de Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large walk-in power-shower, large mirror, all recently beautifully tiled. Hair dryer & plush bath robes provided. Bath Towels & Beach Towels are provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Main bed comes with soft feather pillows and quality quits and is fitted with high quality cotton sheets. Measures 1.4m (55") x 2m (78.74") Convertible sofa comes with soft feather pillows and quality quilts and is fitted with high quality cotton sheets. Measures 1.3m (51") x 2m (78.74")
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The flat is fully equipped. Plenty of attractive glassware and china. New oven, fridge, washing machine, oven/microwave and hob, NESPRESSO coffee machine, iron and ironing board, large wide screen TV and DVD player. Television has English satellite reception. Telephone calls to USA and most European landlines (no cell) are free of charge.


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Manchester, UK

Perfect apartment & customer service!

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt this is a lovely apartment in a great location and with a second-to-none level of service provided by owners Danka and Jacky (and daughter Natalia who handles the bookings). Our flight out from the UK was unfortunately subject to a significant delay, yet Jacky was still able to meet us at the apartment in the early hours of the morning to let us in and show us around. The apartment itself was spotless, modern (air conditioning, flatscreen cable TV, Bose sound system, DVD player, laptop & free wi-fi internet access), and a comfortable size for a couple, with additional ample outdoor space in the private garden which has a sheltered dining area, and a further table and chairs with a great view of the harbour and beach. The secure complex has a shared open-air pool which is perfect for an afternoon dip, and there is private parking should you be hiring a car, although we found that the proximity of bus stops & the local railway station made car hire unnecessary - it really is very easy and inexpensive to travel along the coast to visit the likes of Monaco, Nice, Cannes etc. The walk down into Villefranche-sur-Mer itself takes approximately 10 minutes – be warned that the walk back uphill can be a bit testing in hot weather but don’t let this deter you – the beach and harbour are very picturesque, the old town is beautiful, and there is an excellent choice of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets (our own recommendation would be Trastevere on the harbour-side). No wonder the cruise ships stop here for day trips! The cost of the apartment rental also includes a meal at Jacky and Danka’s restaurant Les Agaves in nearby Beaulieu-sur-Mer (3 mins away by train) – be sure to take advantage of this superb extra – excellent food and service in lovely surroundings. In short, we can’t recommend this apartment and this location highly enough, we had a fabulous week. If arriving at Nice airport, we would suggest arranging airport transfers in advance with Nice Airport Shuttle who provide reliable private chauffer-driven transfers in luxury cars at a price lower than taxi fares (buses have limited luggage space, and the walk from Villefranche train station to the apartment is uphill so can be a bit tricky with luggage). Thank you Danka & Jacky for being such excellent hosts and allowing us to use your lovely apartment for an unforgettable holiday. Jason & Kathryn, Manchester, UK.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason! It was our pleasure to accomodate you.
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A fantastic place to stay in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, all mod cons with lovely home touches. Lovely outside space although the view comes at a price- a hard walk uphill! Get the 81 bus to Beulieu which stops outside the apt to go to the supermarket for supplies rather than struggling up the hill from the town centre. Communal pool area is great too - very quiet and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Ideal for a relaxing restful holiday, but also well located for sightseeing in the Côte d'Azur.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dream Destination

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful part of the world.

The accommodation is excellent. Limited English speaking channels on tv but free Netflix was a godsend when required, (Which wasnt often). well equipped, Owners very friendly and helpful.

No complaints whatsoever. Stunning views and near communication links also, Bus stop 100yds. 1.5 euros per trip. Nice to Monaco and anywhere in between. Great for walking and exploring this most scenic of areas.

Cant say enough about this holiday overall and the accommodation added to the trip.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sonoma, CA

Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here, loved the studio and the incredible view.

Everything was perfect, nice sitting area, good bed and shower.

Parking was very convenient, a real plus in this area.

Danka was very helpful, a great hostess.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect appartment

  • 5 of 5

perfect location, amazing views and beautiful apartment.

Big pool, all mod cons and attentive Owners

I shall be returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time in the apartment it was attractive clean & the fabric was of high quality. It

  • 5 of 5

We would certainly think of booking this lovely apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Villefranche sur mer is ideally located between the international hubs of Nice and Monaco. Dating back to the 14th Century, Villefranche is a picturesque gem with many historic buildings, cobble stone streets and archways, an array of delicious restaurants and interesting boutiques. Much quieter and more charming than its busy neighbours, it offers a large beach with all the various water sports. . One can easily explore the region through a great network of public transport - buses and trains connect to Beaulieu, Monaco and further to Italy on one side and on the other towards Nice, Antibes, Cannes or the mountains.

Golf: The golf clubs of Monaco, Opio, Mougins and Cannes all welcome visitors and are only a short drive away.

Ski: There are a number of good ski resort located close enough for a day trip. For example Isola 2000 and Auron in France or Limone in Italy. All can be reached by car - approx 1 1/2 hours drive or by public transport. There is also a large variety of accommodation in these resorts for overnight stays and it can be booked over the internet.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £0 - 13.25 per person per night

Reservations over 2 guests will incur a 100 euro flat fee per week.

As is our policy, your deposit, or payment, is non-refundable unless we are able to re-rent the apartment for your dates. If we are unable to re-rent the apartment for the said dates, we reserve the right to keep 100% of your payment or deposit with the understanding that if we succeed in re-renting the apartment for said dates, we will refund accordingly.

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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