A very spacious (90sq m), high quality second floor apartment (non smoking) with lift, South facing and centrally situated just north of the Old Town, near the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Place Garibaldi. A large living/dining room with 3D HD TV (plus glasses) & including SKY, Netflix, Blu-ray 3D/DVD, high quality stereo system and all leather seating. The practical kitchen is well equipped with an American style fridge freezer, small dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven and microwave. The whole apartment has a solid, polished oak floor. The main bedroom has a double bed, walk-in-closet with Miele washing machine/tumble dryer, a large shower, bath and WC. There is also a computer with wireless broadband Internet access. The second bedroom contains 2 single beds that can be joined to make a large double bed if required and this room benefits from a small balcony. A second shower room with WC leads off the living room, close to the second bedroom.
2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), sleeps 4
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Dec 2018
About Jemima Lawrence
Jemima and Joe live in a small village in the Peak District England. We and our four grown-up children love Nice and come out several times a year. We consider the apartment to be our second home, not just a holiday let, so have furnished and equipped it as such.
Jemima Lawrence purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Jemima Lawrence chose Carabacel
The property is very well located giving easy access to the promenade and beach, the port, the old town and main shopping area. It is dual aspect (South East/South West facing) with seven floor-to-ceiling French windows so is very light and airy. There is a small balcony big enough for two chairs and a small table - great for people watching while enjoying a glass of wine!
What makes this Apartment unique
We fell in love with the 'Frenchness' of the apartment! It is so light and spacious (90 square metres) and fantastically convenient. Bars, restaurants, shops and many of the sights of Nice are on the doorstep. For travelling further afield there is easy access to buses, trams and trains.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Nice location,,, But No Air Conditioning!!!!!!
Think this has been complained about on a review before, there is no air conditioning and made it very very uncomfortable during our stay in July, if we knew this, no way we would have stayed with in this apartment,with no air conditioning. Fans supplied in property were all we had, they were not much use though.
Few other issues in maintenance that needs addressed straight away,ie first time of using shower,I had to remove and unblock shower drain which was full of hairs!!
Communication by owner could be a lot better!!
Overall it did us , but would look elsewhere if we returned to area..
I am sorry, Colin, that you found our apartment too hot. But if you find the heat uncomfortable and visit the south of France in high summer ie July or August, you should really choose accommodation with air conditioning. Our apartment quite clearly states (under ‘facilities’ on the website) that there is no air conditioning.
We always aim to give our guests a great holiday experience and the majority of times it seems we succeed, judging by the number of 5* reviews and positive feedback we have had since 2006, with this being only the second negative review with just 3*. Of course it is disappointing for us when people don't enjoy their stay in our home.
As regards the shower drain, this should not have happened and was undoubtedly a slip up on our side; I can only apologise.
I am unable to respond to the “few other issues in maintenance” as they have not been identified to me.
I am puzzled by the comment that “communication with owner could have been a lot better” as I always responded promptly to emails, except a short delay on one occasion when I was away and I apologised for this at the time. I sent information as requested re car parking and public transport, as well as our detailed and comprehensive ‘useful info’ document all about the apartment and Nice.
Lovely apartment with a good mix of traditional French features and modern conveniences
Terrific break in a terrific apartment. Not a single complaint about anything, it’s in a great location, quite central and yet not too busy. Yes you get traffic noise but it didn’t bother us in the slightest. We intend to return to Nice as it is still a great city and this lovely apartment is the perfect base, we felt at home here. Thank you Jemima
Thank you David and Wendy. It's very pleasing to us that you appreciated the aspects of our home and Nice that we both love.
Jemima and Joe
Perfect location and lots of character
We spent a long weekend in Nice with friends and this was the ideal place to stay.
The apartment is on the corner of a great old building, right around the corner from MAMAC and a few minutes walk from the old city and beach.
There were plenty of bakeries, restaurants and bars around and we didn’t need to take a bus, train, or taxi the whole time we were there.
I was really pleasantly surprised by how large the apartment was, and the high ceilings made it feel even bigger. We had everything we needed to feel at home and would definitely recommend this to families or couples looking for a homely and hassle free base to explore Nice and the Côte d’Azur!
Thanks, Chris, for taking the trouble to write a review. The apartment is our home, and it’s gratifying to us that people enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you to Nice again one day!
Jemima and Joe
Spacious flat in prime location
This beautifully modernised flat in a traditional Niçoise building is equipped with everything you'd need for the perfect self-catering holiday. The attention to detail makes this one of the best apartments we've stayed in.
The location is perfect for all the attractions of Nice and has easy access to public transport.
Correspondence with the helpful owners has been most efficient. Our thanks to them.
It is very gratifying to receive such favourable comments from guests staying in our apartment. This apartment is our home and very special to us, so it is lovely that others seem to enjoy it as much as we do.
Fabulous apartment in great location
This was one of the best properties we've stayed in and was ideal for us (couple and 14 year old son). It is a large apartment with everything you could want or need during your holiday. Little things like having UK plug sockets available, and USB points in the bedside lamps for phone charging, made a big difference.
We had 9 days of brilliant weather. Visiting in winter though it was great to return to an apartment with luxuries like Sky TV, all the BBC channels and Netflix!
The apartment is in a great position. It is an easy walk through lovely gardens to reach Promenade des Anglais, and it is only 5-10 minutes walk to the maze of Old Town streets with individual shops and restaurants. Buses and trams are also close by. Longer trips on the bus, such as to Monaco or Luceram (delightful mountain village full of Christmas nativity scenes at this time of year) are only €1.50, or for other destinations on the Nice 'network' buy a book of 10 for €10.
With the location being so central there is noise from the traffic. You soon get used to it though and it certainly wasn't a problem. I took ear plugs but the other 2 were fine sleeping without them.
We loved Nice and staying here made a good holiday better. Thank you.
Thanks, JK, for writing such a lovely review. It is so gratifying when guests clearly appreciate and love our home in Nice as much as we do.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Nice again one day.
Jemima and Joe
Beautiful apartment but no air con
We stayed here last summer in August. Our first impression was that the apartment was beautifully furnished with all the equipment you could need but was stiflingly hot. There is no air conditioning and the windows need to be kept open (with shutters closed) to keep the sun out but the traffic makes this very noisy. There are fans but it is not sufficient to keep you cool. I'm sure this would be a lovely place to stay off season, but in the summer air conditioning is absolutely essential here.
Thanks for posting a review, Heather.
I'm sorry that you found our apartment too hot.
We and our previous guests have found the fans to be effective as cooling devices, but having looked at weather data from August 2016 (the date of your stay 11½ months ago) I see that temperatures were unusually high i.e. 31C as opposed the the normal 27C, which might help explain why you found the fans insufficient.
Our apartment is centrally and conveniently situated just north of the Old Town, 5 minutes walk from Place Garibaldi, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) and Nice National Theatre. The famous Cours Saleya market and the beach are 10-15 minutes walk through the vibrant and colourful Old Town. There are two bakeries, a supermarket, an excellent wine shop and numerous restaurants very close by. The number 98 airport bus takes about 25 minutes and stops a few minutes walk from the apartment. Avenue Jean Medecin (main shopping street) is about 10 minutes walk.
Arrivals are at a nominated time after 4pm.* Checkout is by 10am. *Late check-in: 9 - 11pm £25, 11 - 12 midnight £40. Check-in not possible after 12 midnight. A 'stay tax' ('taxe de séjour' imposed by Nice Town Hall) will be added to your rental payment by HomeAway. A key/security/damage deposit of £250 (refundable) is payable one month before arrival. THIS IS HELD BY HOMEAWAY. When keys are returned & assuming no damage has been caused, or excessive cleaning required, this deposit will be processed for return by HomeAway 7 days after the end of your holiday. It will take 2 - 3 days to reach your account.