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Iain Vellacott

Member since: 2006
Speaks English

Superb 2 bedroom apartment in great location

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Vieille Ville

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, apartment sleeps 4-5, floor area approx 63m2

Wonderful light and airy 2 bedroom apartment in the Old Town (Vieux Nice).

Our apartment is on the 2nd floor of a typical Nicois building in Rue Francois Zanin, a quiet but wide pedestrian street just round the corner (literally!) from the Old Town’s fabulous markets, shops, bars and restaurants and less than 10 minutes walk from both the beach and the port. It is also only a couple of minutes walk from bus and tram stops on Nice’s excellent public transport system which provides excellent services to the airport (20 minutes) and the many attractions in Nice and the wider area.

The apartment comprises a large (5m x 4m) double-window sitting room with dining area, a modern American-style kitchen, 2 bedrooms (one with a double bed and a walk-in wardrobe, the other with two single beds) and a modern WC/shower room.

The Old Town of Nice is one of Euope's 'jewels' - the historic buildings and pedestrianised streets are filled with the atmosphere of the local markets, restaurants and street cafes which you can enjoy or wander through, by day or night, relaxed and secure. Don't get put off by the city's reputation as a playground for the rich - the close proximity of the beach and the bus and trams stops (providing services not just to local attractions but also to Monaco, Cannes, etc) and the myriad of very reasonably priced restaurants and cafes means that you can have just as much fun on a tight budget!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Iain Vellacott (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English

About Iain Vellacott

In 2005 my wife and I decided to move our family from Oxfordshire to South West France where I now work as an artist (www.inoils.com) as well as returning to the UK to continue my professional consultancy practice.

Iain Vellacott purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Iain Vellacott chose Nice

We bought this apartment because of its wonderful location at the top of the Old Town - less than 10 minutes stroll through the pedestrianised streets to the front, only a couple of minutes from stops on Nice's excellent tram and bus network and just round the corner from Place Garibaldi with its restaurants, bars and supermarket - yet quiet (important to me as I am a light sleeper!)

What makes this apartment unique

Our fundamental objective has always been that people should have a great holiday so we did up the apartment and maintain it (with the help of our excellent local agent) in the way that we would want to find an apartment ourselves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your apartment was fantastic and really was like being home from home. We have said we want to return to Nice in a couple of years or so and I hope

you will still be letting your apartment out by then as we would definitely return to your apartment.

Many thanks. You've made good job of doing up the apartment - we found it very comfortable and had a great time there - a very good location. MC

My family and I had a most enjoyable stay at your apartment. I would not hesitate to rent your apartment again when we next visit Nice. DG

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Nice and the accommodation played a huge part. We will recommend 4 rue Francois Zanin without hesitation. MO'S We had a lovely time, the apartment was perfect! TO'D
Nov 2007
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)
Superb 2 bedroom apartment in great location
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 37 reviews
5

Great apartment in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Iain's apartment. We were exactly where we wanted to be in Nice - the heart of the Old Town but in a little back street so noise was never an issue. We were in walking distance of everything we needed on a day to day basis (the sea, shops, bars, restaurants) and a short tram ride away from the train station when we wanted to go further afield (Antibes, Cannes etc). The apartment was clean and exactly as described - we had everything we needed for a family of four. Iain was exceedingly good to communicate with and the lady who met us, Samira, was lovely and very helpful. We would highly recommend. Thank you for a great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Juliet - I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes. Iain
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5

We loved this property, what a fantasic stay!

  • 5 of 5

This propety is very comfortable and worked very well for the four adults in our party. It is well maintained and very functional. The atomsphere is perfect for a stay in Old Nice. The location could not be better. If you like to cook, the ingrdients for anything you could think to make are just steps away. There are three butcher shops; several cheese and sausage shops; two spice shops and a daily fresh fish market in the plaza about a block away. For produce go to the daily market, a 10 to 15 minute walk. You will be amazed! As for restaurants. Probably the best restaurant in Old Nice is on the first floor of the building. It is owned by the Alziari family who are very gracious and we ate there at least five times. The two other resaurants that can be seen from the apartment windows, are also excellent. There are many restaurants in Old Nice and we never had a bad meal. The only issue we had with the area is being awakened by the wonderful smell of the restaurants preparing their stocks and other prep cooking for the day's offerings. It is amazing. The beach is only a 15 minute walk away as well. Iain, the property owner, is extremey easy to work with and was very helpful to us in answering any questions we had. Another perk to this apartment is having a dish washer and clothes washer. There is a dryer, as well, but we opted for hanging our clothes out to dry on the lines prodived out the windows, just like the locals. I highly recommend this property and would certainly rent it again should I return to Nice in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The great thing about the Old Town is that one can enjoy it on so many different levels and it is lovely to hear how you seem to have become locals during your 3 weeks - from getting to know the wonderful Alziari family, to buying the delicious produce from the small local shops and even hanging your washing out! Everyone was obviously devastated by what happened in Nice at the end of your stay (something that sadly could probably happened in any city in France, if not any city in Europe, these days) but I am sure that the friendliness and many attractions of this wonderful city will enable it to bounce back quickly. Best wishes. Iain PS I should just clarify that when you say first floor you are speaking as an American - this side of the pond we call that the ground floor!
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely apartment. Great location in the old town. Very near shops, markets, transport and restaurants.

Would recommend this spacious apartment.

Had a great holiday in Nice.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect location in nice

  • 4 of 5

I stayed in this apartment with my family (2 children) for 5 days at the beginning of January and I would highly recommend this accommodation. The location is strategic - right in the middle of old nice - and you can forget about using a car. You can easily get to the beach and to the shops walking. The apartment is spacious, very well equipped and perfect for 4 people. The owner is very kind and provided us with all information we needed. We even found parking space nearby, which was quite lucky! There are plenty of garages nearby, anyway.The lady who is in charge of giving the key is extremely kind and friendly. This is certainly an apartment we would use again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Superb on all counts.

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately clean and immensely comfortable in the perfect location. What more could one ask for? Wonderful food is steps away and all museums and sites are within a 30 minute walk. Buses for daytrip destinations are nearby and cost 1.5 euros. January/February is a great time to visit. Few tourists and the weather is dry and sunny - sweaters or light jackets on the cooler days. In short, we spent a great month in the perfect space in a wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We also greatly enjoy staying in our apartment in winter and recharging our batteries with the sun and light. Did you know that Nice enjoys an average of over 300 days of sunshine each year? Best wishes Iain and Pamela Rose
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5

Ideal place to stay in Nice

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th stay in Iain's apartment over 6 years, always in November- the flat is so warm & comfortable & very well maintained. We are 2 retired females, enjoying sketching, exploring, shopping & eating! This year the weather was superb, so we often ate outside in the evenings but nearby Monoprix provides for home catering.The location is a perfect spot from which to explore all aspects of Nice & further afield by bus. On the doorstep, one is spoilt for choice by the numerous restaurants & shops in the narrow streets leading down to the flower market. The new park, Le Paillon, leading down to the promenade is close by; beautifully designed with exotic plants, sculptures, fountains & children's playground. It is a lovely place to stay.t

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nice International
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nice (for trips to Corsica)
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Gare Riquier
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Sortie 55 on A8
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is situated in a quiet but wide pedestrian street just round the corner (literally!) from the Old Town’s fabulous markets, shops, bars and restaurants and less than 10 minutes walk from both the beach and the port. It is also only a couple of minutes from stops on Nice's excellent bus and tram system offering excellent services to the airport (20 minutes) and the many attractions in Nice and the wider area.

Other Activities: Art Galleries, Opera, Museums, Gardens to visit, markets, designer shopping

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vieille Ville, Nice

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn 2016
28 Aug 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
6 night minimum stay
£516
for 6 nights
£593
£1,453
 
 
Low
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
6 night minimum stay
£434
for 6 nights
£498
£1,253
 
 
Christmas/New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
£542
for 6 nights
£623
£1,253
 
 
Early 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
6 night minimum stay
£434
for 6 nights
£498
£1,253
 
 
Mid1
1 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£473
for 6 nights
£543
 
 
Mid2
10 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£542
for 6 nights
£623
 
 
High
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£723
for 7 nights
£723
 
 
Autumn
26 Aug 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£542
for 6 nights
£623
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£648
for 7 nights
£648
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Linen/bath towels (£7 per person) £28
Changeover £25

Generally Saturday arrivals but we can sometimes do other arrival days depending on other bookings - please discuss with us.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vieille Ville in Nice Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 63 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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