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Brian Palfrey

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, French

A luxury apartment, secluded, calm and sunny with an amazing view.

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Nice Area - Cactus Roc

2 bedrooms - 1 double bed. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds

This luxury apartment, Cactus Roc is situated in the most beautiful part of the Cote d'Azur. The view from the picture window of the bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat is probably the best in Europe. The apartment complex is small, secluded and calm. There is a private swimming pool and the beach is about a 15minute walk. The lounge area is large and spacious with a picture window/door running the whole length of the room and affording a breath taking view. The windows can be opened onto the terrace which also runs the whole length of the room. The garden terrace has sun in the morning and shade in the afternoons and is an ideal place to chill out. The kitchen is fully equipped with every utensil for cooking a four course meal or a quick snack. Summer or winter this is a very comfortable apartment. The booking arrangements are: Saturday to Saturday. Our representative Eleanor will meet you at the apartment and show you arround.

And has sun all day: The property has two terraces the main front terrace is large 20.7sq m and has a magnificent view of the bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat. The garden terrace is 23sq m and is sunny in the mornings and cool and shady in the afternoons. This terrace is perfect for a romantic dinner or just somewhere to escape to. The front terrace has the sun from 9am 7pm depending on the time of the year. Golf is available locally and during the season skiing is about an hour away by car. The medieval town of Villefranche is a delight with narrow cobbled streets and many restaurants to suit every taste. We provide a meet and greet service, our representative Eleanor will meet you and show you round the apartment.

One of the many features of the apartment is the book library. The library consist of some 500 books, hard and paper back with subjects ranging from the latest fiction, adventure and romantic novels, biographies, history and travel. It would be impossible not to find an interesting read and the collection is continually being upgraded.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brian Palfrey (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks English, French


based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

A luxury apartment, secluded, calm and sunny with an amazing view.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Simply fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as it appears to be, beautiful views, comfortable accommodation an amazing area to explore with something for everyone. So good we've booked again for next year and I think that says it all ! We were glad of hiring a small car, street parking mainly and very tight bends made journeys fun and a little hair raising. Can't wait till next year. You can even book beach sun beds now via the Internet, although we were very happy with the pool and public beaches. Thanks to Brian for great communication & to Sanya for keeping the apartment so nice.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Lovely apartment with fantastic balcony and views

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable. Well maintained apartment affording comfortable accommodation and brilliant views over Villefrance. Small but well-equipped kitchen ideal for preparation of breakfast and lunch. With 2 grown-up children we welcomed having 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets. Huge balcony with a table , chairs and settees, ideal for relaxing and taking in the views with a glass of wine. Shared pool was good for an evening dip but lacked shade and adequate seating during the day. However the beach is only a short drive away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in this beautiful and well maintained apartment. The view from the spacious balcony was simply stunning. We are looking forward to returning in one of the next years.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well equipped, including items that you normally don't find in a vacation rental. It is well maintained, clean. There is quite a variety of books including guide books and maps and many television programs in English. The balcony is large with a most beautiful view of the bay with constantly changing views of yachts and cruise ships. The weather during our stay could not have been better. Construction noise in September was at times quite loud. However, the nights were very quiet for sleeping. Parking during the first week was outside the complex, the remaining time was available within the gated community. The location made driving to various cities in the Provence very easy. We thoroughly enjoyed our time eating breakfast and dinner on the balcony. Since we had a car, shopping was convenient and we did not have to walk up and down a relatively steep hill to town or bus. I would recommend it to friends and anyone interested in this wonderful part of France. Pat R.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Luxury but cosy, great view from balcony

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and were directly wellcomed, this was good organized - we found it corresponding to the description without problems; it is very cosy and personnally furnished, it's like feeling home, the balcony - wide over the whole front with this geat view over the bay is inviting to stay there the whole day to watch the ships, the stars and to relaxe and enjoy the sun!

In the kitchen you find everything you need, the beds are fine, I liked the the shower very much.

Villefranche itself is a nice little town - and you can use the train or bus without problems to reach Nice, Cannes or Grasse; there is the possibility to do nice little promenades, stay on the beach;

The apartment is perfect for a couple with children even they have to share a room, because they need it only at night because of the activities during the day -> not at least the pool!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Wonderful stay at Cactus Roc!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The entire property was very clean, well maintained, quiet and in a good location. The short steep walk was definitely not an issue for us. Our family of 4 felt very comfortable in the apartment, it is very spacious and layout very practical. We spent early mornings and late evenings on the large terrace overlooking the spectacular view of the bay. We received excellent customer service from the owner and the property manager. The location of the property gives you easy access to public transportation which can take you to many towns and cities in the region. We were very pleased with the food and service at all the local restaurants in Villefranche Sur Mer. All service staff were very friendly, language barrier was not an issue and we were never rushed out for next seating. We really enjoyed the beach in Villefranche. Beach and water were very clean and it has convenient parking and is only minutes away from restaurants for a quick lunch. We definitely look forward to returning to Villefranche Sur Mer and would stay at Cactus Roc again. Cactus Roc met all of our expectations and I would highly recommend this property to my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nice, Cote d'Azure
Nearest Barpub
1000 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nice port
Nearest Golf
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A 8
Nearest Restaurant
1000 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Car: not necessary

Villefranche is one of the nicest towns on the Cote d'Azur with narrow shaded streets and restaurants to suit every taste. The town is also ideally situated on the Cote d'Azur for access to Cannes, Antibes, Monte-Carlo and being practically on the Italian border, Northern Italy and the Italian Riviera. During the season skiing is one hour away. By car Villefranche is only 15 minutes from Nice airport.The train and bus services are very good. The whole Cote d'Azur is accessible by train or bus. Nice is 10 min by car Monaco 20 min by car. Italy is a short train journey or 30 min by car.

The apartment is also conveniently located for access to the Institut de Francais. (The French language collage). Further information on our web page, ask for details.

Other Activities: Mountain walking, cinema, theatres, art galleries


Prices & Availability

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

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £607

The price stated is inclusive of all normal charges, bed linen, towels, cleaning,electicity. A security deposit of 800 Euro is required on making the reservation.
For enquiries of four week or more we will negotiate a special rental rate. The rental rate for the week of the Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival and Christmas price on application.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Nice Area in Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 is en suite to the main bedroom, bathroom 3 is a separate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The main bedroom has a new 150-160cm double (queen) bed. The second bedroom has two single bed that can be placed together to form a double bed. Both bedrooms have air conditioning. A cot can be provided if required. There are two large terraces, one South facing and very sunny. The garden terrace has sun and shade, a perfect place for a leisurely breakfast, a barbecue, a romantic supper or somewhere to get away and read.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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