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The apartment that has everything situated in the heart of the Cote d'Azure,.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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 15 minute 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 Diana 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

Brian Palfrey
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Brian Palfrey

We bought the apartment because we love the Cote d'Azur. It is our second home so it is completely equipped with every convenience for living.

Brian Palfrey purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Brian Palfrey chose Villefranche-sur-Mer

The apartment is the perfect base for exploring the Cote d'Azur, the Italian Riviera or just chilling out watching the boats come and go down in the bay.

What makes this apartment unique

The situation of the apartment is such that if you require a relaxing holiday or a more active holiday it is all within reach. For night life there is Monte Carlo and Nice or just hang around Villefranche with its fabulous beaches and cafe's. Ski resorts of Beuil-les -Launes or Auron are only an hours drive from Nice and there are golf courses at Nice and monte Carlo. The Cote d'Azur has it all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Brian

We thoroughly enjoyed, thanks. What a lovely home you have there, we found

it extremely comfortable and well located. We got used to the steep climb

home, it was probably just as well we had this exercise, given all the

delicious French / Italian food we ate! And the pool gave us the welcomed

dip when we needed it. We enjoyed eating at the table on the balcony while

listening to music from your wide collection of CDs - our 16yr old

particularly loved your jazz collection. A very well equipped apartment,

(especially the kitchen larder! - we left behind a few nonperishables that

we had bought, and replenished things like loo roll, washing powder and

fairy liquid),and plenty of information and reading matter that helped us


We can't really think of anything that could improve our experience other

than perhaps you could update the information sheet you sent us regarding

the apartment : -

* the WiFi passcode needed to input on our own devices. The long

digit/letter combination on it did not work, however, we found the correct

password in the file left in the apartment which was 'sunshine'.

* the information about the bus - that it is important to validate tickets

purchased with the driver, at the machine located further down the bus.

Unfortunately we did not realise this until it was too late, and we were

fined by the not so understanding ticket inspector!

All in all though we had a fabulous time in Villefranche sur Mer and will

definitely think of visiting again, and recommending it to family and


Many thanks.

Best regards,

Simon and Ellie
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer in Arrondissement de Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The apartment that has everything situated in the heart of the Cote d'Azure,.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 29 reviews

Superb. Really loved the place.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely apartment. It had everything we could ask for, fantastic views, comfort, fully equipped. Great location with a refreshing swimming pool

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Classy, comfortable apartment with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

This was our second holiday at Cactus Roc and we hope it won't be our last. The apartment was as impressive as we remembered - beautifully clean, spacious and tastefully furnished, well maintained and equipped with everything to make it home for the duration of our stay. The kitchen has everything you need to cook a proper meal if you wish and there's a BBQ too. If not, the town has so many great restaurants you can eat out every day. The view from the front terrace over the bay is magnificent, a constant source of entertainment. The pool is clean and easily accessible and the walk down into town and to the beach is a feature of the holiday in itself. No need for a car as the train takes you all along the coast, and buses stop nearby as well. The very helpful owner answered all our questions and returned our deposit promptly. We would highly recommend Cactus Roc.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb apartment, with stunning view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at Cactus Roc. The apartment was superb, very well equipped and the view was absolutely stunning. Lovely communal pool, which on many occasions we had all to ourselves. We visited Menton and Nice by bus and took the train to Ventimigila. The hilltop village of Eze had fantastic views from the exotic gardens. Visited Villa Rothchilds and gardens on Cap Ferrat which was absolutely beautiful. Villefranche is a lovely and we enjoyed the beach and sea. The weather was superb all week and we finished the holiday with an excellent seafood meal on the beach at Restaurant Passable, Cap Ferrat ,watching the sunset on Villefranche. Communications with Brian throughout were excellent. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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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: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 21-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 16-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nice, Cote d'Azure
Nearest Barpub
1000 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nice port
Nearest Golf
30 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

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

  • 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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