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1BR apartment in Old Town, sea view,close to the beach ,

Bedrooms 1
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A little piece of heaven in the heart of Villefranche with a stunning view ,

Great location,great light, great sun year around!

A little piece of heaven located in a quiet old part of town. Perfect if you want to be part of local life. Fully furnished and equipped with mostly everything you need for your stay ( bed linens, towels, air condition, wifi, and a little surprise to make you feel welcome...)

It's an apartment located in the heart of Villefranche, on the top floor with a stunning view on the Bay. 64m4 designed by an Italian architect as an open plan with a bedroom and living part. There is one bathroom and a separated WC. A big living area leads onto the large balcony with all the living space facing the view. Whether sitting at the dinning table inside, lounging on chairs on the balcony, reading on the sofa, cooking in the kitchen, you can always see the water and blue sky...

The bedroom is opened but still very discreet . You can use a wicked screen to feel more comfortable. There is a double bed and plenty of cloths storage . There is also a safety box. And a little desk for you to work if need be...Two windows with charming green shutters with a very local vis a vis, overlook one of the oldest streets of Villefranche where the time has stopped...

Large windows for plenty of light and sun are pretty unusual in old towns. There is actually one more window in the living area, with a very charming roof tops and old buildings facades view.

The kitchen is compact and fully equipped. With a natural gas kitchen range you can achieve your highest culinary ambitions! An alternative to eating out every night and something you would not be able to do in a regular hotel room. And all the local shops such a butchery, bakery ( for croissants and baguette in the morning) are on your door steps.

The Nespresso coffee machine and a traditional Bodum coffee maker are to your disposal. A lovely morning coffee sipped in the sun is always the best start of our day!

The living space is furnished like a real home.

There are small tables and armchairs to relax , a circular glass dining table for 4 and a sofa bed ( Ikea) . As it isn't as wide as a real double bed, one adult person will get a very good night's sleep there. And ,off course you never get tired by watching the water non stop...

In general,the apartment is very peaceful. Though in the summer the old town is very alive , it's never unpleasant noisy.

It's located on the second and a half floor ( you take few extra stair steps from the second floor). There is no elevator. The last stair steps leading to our apartment are pretty shallow. Please be very careful while climbing up or down. The last light switch is just in front of our door. And once entered inside, the light switch is on your left hand side. You have 4 more stair steps to climb.

Taking into consideration these complications, the apartment is not suitable for elderly people, handicapped nor small children.

What makes this apartment unique?

It's located in the heart of Villefranche, there is a balcony with an amazing view. Very cozy and practical. The stress is washed away in seconds! It's a perfect get away from it all - kind of place. And a stone's throw from the beach, shops, restaurants.

In one word- seem less,worry free and very welcoming experience. Our little piece of heaven!

That's why we kindly ask our dear guests to take care of our home away. As it's designed as a home, so it should be also treated. Don't smoke inside, nor on the balcony.

Pets are not welcomed. Don't throw any waste from the balcony. Avoid using the air conditioning while opened windows. Please report any damage caused to the property or its content immediately. Don't remove any items from our property ( apart from the beach towels and the parasol). We just want to make other guests happy!

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Danish, Polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Dorota

We are both very impressed by the charm of authentical Villefranche sur mer, we love our french place .

Dorota purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Dorota chose Villefranche-sur-Mer

It's so unique that we simply couldn't resist. This jewel contains all that you need and even more.

Fantastic located and so bright. It's rare to find an apartment in Old Town with so many big windows . You can really breath there...

What makes this apartment unique

Absolutely the excellent view and a big , open and so very bright space.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is separated from the toilet. In the bathroom there is a shower, a vanity unit and a washing machine .
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All the apartment area is an open space. The bedroom isn't really separated from the living space. There is a screen though. In the bedroom side there is a double bed and a big cloth storage, a lot of shelves and a little desk. There are to windows so besides air conditioning there is a lot of fresh air.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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1BR apartment in Old Town, sea view,close to the beach ,
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Property was perfect for what we wanted and exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We love Villefranche and the property was in a great situation in the old town and was equipped with everything we could possibly want.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place - perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed every moment of our stay here. The apartment is airy and well equipped. But the most important is the wonderful view of the bay and the ships coming and going. We spent most nights just looking at the lights. The owners were very helpful, even when we had a small issue (our fault) during their own vacation. The local representative was also very helpful and keeps the place spotless.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment with sea view, perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very helpful an friendly and we were met by a pleasant young lady who showed us the facilities, The apartment was very clean and comfortable with a lovely view of the sea and Cap Ferrat and centrally located in Villefranche-sur-Mer, very handy for the local restaurants, beach and train/bus links. The apartment was well equipped although we didn't need to do much cooking with all the great local restaurants on the doorstep, we particularly liked the Trastevere Pizzeria. There is a sofa bed for 3rd/4th guest but would recommend an eye mask as the blinds nearby let in light early in the morning. Because the apartment is on the top floor there are characterful but quite steep stairs so would recommend keeping luggage light if possible, nevertheless it was good exercise. There is a patisserie and Casino shop a few doors away which kept us stocked up with all our additional food requirements. In terms of transport links the 100 bus a 10 minute walk away is only €1.50 to Nice and the airport or the opposite direction to Monaco/Ventimiglia. We would definitely like to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Thank you for this nice review. We will be very happy to host you again !
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Østerliveien 22h 1185 Oslo Norway

En lys og trivelig leilighet i Villefranche sur Mer

  • 5 of 5

En lys og trivelig leilighet med fantastisk utsikt over Villfranche-bukten fra terrassen. Ideell for to personer. Godt utstyrt, bra senger, hyggelig møblert. Ligger i et rolig og hyggelig område av gamlebyen med lett tilgang til spisesteder og stranden. Ikke egnet for de som er dårlig til bens - svært bratt og krevende trapp opp til leiligheten.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nice Côte d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Les Garçons
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Golf Country Club de Nice
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Villefranche sur mer
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Les Garçons
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Plage des Marinières
Car: not necessary

Between Nice and Monaco, Villefranche sur mer, considered the most picturesque village with a beautiful bay , reputed as one of the five most beautiful bays in the world, embraced by the Cap of Nice on the right and Cap Ferrat on the left. The charming Old Town cascades down the hillside to the sea, and the sandy kilometer long beach offers great recreation throughout the year. Villefranche sur mer is one of the most charming authentic French and Nicoise fishing village on Côte d'Azur. You will love to watch and hear the neighbors hang out of their windows and greet each other, have a little chat or watch the day pass by. It's a delightful way of life unique to Old Town livings.

Although it's such an authentic village, Villefranche attracts a very interesting groups of visitors and residents,including students who attend the renowned French language school, Institut de Français .

Old Nice is just 5 km away, Monaco is 15 km away. Nice airport is 15 km away,Antibes is 20 km away and Juant les Pins and Cannes just beyond that.

St Paul de Vence ,Vence and Grasse are also just a few km away. And the border to Italy 25 km away.

You do not need a car to enjoy it. The public transport, either bus or train are very available and inexpensive.

There is so much to do there, you can enjoy the beach,sit in the cafe or bar. Or maybe you will enjoy the French lifestyle, cuisine,delicious products and wine, shop in the local groceries. Or maybe you will do some sightseeing in neighboring villages or in Italy to get some Italian experience. Maybe you will choose a reach cultural life, go to the theaters,operas,museums...all of it is just steps away.

Are you bored by the beach? Then try to do some sports. You can play tennis, golf, dive, run,sail,cycle, ride horses and off course walk in mountains.

Between April and October, you can rent a jet ski or try wake boarding at Cap Ferrat Watersports.

Try canoeing, rafting or hiking through the jaw dropping Gorges du Verdon, Europe's own Grand Canyon.

To the surprise of most visitors to the French Riviera, the Alps are but a paltry hour driving inland. Head this way anytime between December and March, and you can easily spend a day swooshing down the slopes. Aaron, Isola 2000 and Valberg are the region's most popular ski resorts. 100% Neige Bus departs daily from Nice's main train station or the airport. Between April and November these mountain resorts offer a cool mix of mountain cycling, horseback riding and hiking.

Get trekking. Take an easy stroll along the Sentier du Littoral. This stunning coastal footpath is clearly marked and runs almost continuously along the Riviera's shoreline.

In Cagne sur mer, 20 km away there is a racecourse holding 80 meetings a year, including evening horse races& trotting ( Aérodrome Côté d'Azur)

Since 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix has been held annually in the streets of Monaco. It's widely considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world(Formula 1)

Monaco has also a major football team AS Monaco FC and they play its home matches in the Stade Louis II.

The Monte-Carlo Masters ( tennis tournament) is held annually in neighboring Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

Every February,Villefranche's fishermen celebrate Carnival with a famous Battle of Flowers ( yellow mimosas, carnations). In the Port de la Sante, procession of Mediterranean pointus ( traditional boats) decorated with local flowers is floating along the shore.

But the main winter event on the Riviera is Nice Carnival, one of the largest carnivals in the world, offering a program of unforgettable entertainment . The giant,colourful parades take place day and night,with entertainment provided by over 1000 musicians and dancers from across the world. For over 15 days the city hums to the rhythm of this genuin,fairytale event. In a unique setting , on the Promenade des Anglais, the elegant flower battles are part of the carnival not to be missed. On floats decorated with the most stunning floral compositions, extravagantly dressed characters throw out mimosas, gerberas, and lilies into the public. Come and forget the dullness of winter and take in the sun on the French Riviera!

Beneath the zest of oranges and lemons lies one of the world's greatest festival. La Fête du Citron ,a unique event in the world, attracts 240000 visitors every year. 145 tons of citrus fruits are used..And the Golden Fruit Parade is unforgettable. But the real show stopper is the exhibition of gigantic citrus fruit sculptures in the Biovese Gardens. Some of these figures can be up to 10 meters tall!

Visit Cap Ferrat's Villa Ephrussi de Rotschild with its nine different themed gardens and a musical fountain , inspired by Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu sur mer, a Greek-style property built in the early 1900s .

Take the guided cruise from the Cap de Nice via the Baie de Villefranche, in the scenery of dreams, the richness of its splendid buildings and hidden villas, a unique way of seeing la Côte d'Azur.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

The damage deposit (500€) has to be payed in cash upon arrival and is refundable.
Bedding, towels, cleaning fee ( 100€) payed cash upon arrival to our house keeper.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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