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Great location in Menton - Monaco and Italy are on your doorstep!

Bedrooms 2
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, living / dining room, kitchen and bathroom

Impasse des Violettes, MENTON. This two bedroom apartment is the top (second) floor of a traditional “maison Mentonaise”, situated in a quiet courtyard, accessible though a pedestrian alleyway from the Avenue de Sospel. It is located close to central Menton and all local amenities and tourist facilities are close by.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, a dining and living room, a main bedroom with double bed and second bedroom with bunk beds. It is unusual to get such a quiet and secluded location so close to Menton town centre, with such convenient transport links. There is a DVD / TV, stereo and wireless internet. There is a computer equipped with Skype available.

The express coach link to Nice Airport stops at the bus stop a minute’s walk away. The beach is less than five minutes. It's the perfect base for exploring the French and Italian Riviera, everything from the glamour of Monte Carlo to the region’s famous gardens and mountain-top medieval villages.

Arrival: Arrival will be managed by our local agent who speaks English, Italian and French.

Already booked or not what you are looking for?: We can pass your enquiry on to friends with nearby apartments.

More Details

Robin Greer
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

About Robin Greer

Impasse des Violettes is my holiday home. I am from the UK, but live and work in Belgium.

Robin Greer purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Robin Greer chose Menton Area

I wanted something that was not the normal modern tourist box apartments. Impasse des Violettes is a traditional local building.

What makes this apartment unique

It is in a great location and provides an authentic feel for your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

How lucky I feel for myself about having enjoyed living this cute fancy artistic little flat for a month!
Feb 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Menton in Arrondissement de Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • .
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • .
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Shopping & Personal services. Food shopping and other arrangements prior to your arrival can be organised by arrangement.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Great location in Menton - Monaco and Italy are on your doorstep!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The place is an great location. Near the train and bus station, near downtown, walking distance from restaurants and supermarket, and 2 minutes walk from the beach. The apartment is old but but is well man tainted, and has everything that you need during you stay. This is the second time we came to the same apartment. The owner is very nice guy.

It is very quiet and well lighted.

I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Disappointing given 5 star reviews!

  • 3 of 5

On the positive side the flat is clean, well equipped, including WiFi and it is close to train and bus. However ,it is very small & the location is not particularly attractive. The house exterior is extremely run down, something the photographs do not reflect. There is no secure front door to the building and if you have large or heavy bags you will struggle to get them to the top floor. Thankfully Roberta helped me with mine.The bathroom would not suit a larger person as the toilet is very awkwardly placed.

I rented for the month. Roberta the local rep was excellent -very helpful and accommodating.

Menton is a delightful town, with some great restaurants and easy day trips along coast and into mountains. Great cycling cols for the enthusiast too, as my son discovered.

Would I recommend the flat to friends? I doubt it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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could not be better located.

  • 5 of 5

“When buying a property, location is everything. The same goes for renting on the Riviera. This apartment has an EXCELLENT location which will appeal to the discerning traveller. It has all the facilities needed, including wi-fi, a well equipped kitchen and tastefully decorated. Only a few minutes gentle stroll to the beach, or to the old town, it has the further benefit of letting you live with the locals, away from the tourists. Menton is a unique town – great restaurants, friendly French people, and there is plenty to keep you busy. The Apartment is just around the corner from the Railway Station which has frequent services to all the Riviera towns, cities and villages, so it could not be better located. I recommend that you stay here without hesitation if you want to have a great base for your Riviera vacation”

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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fabulous location, charming appartment

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent an extra long weekend here celebrating our wedding anniversary and we simply didn't want to come home! This is a fantastic location for exploring this part of the world, we spent several days driving up into the mountains finding little villages precariously perch on the mountains. I highly recommend a visit to the village of witches, Molini di Triora in Italy to try out their mushrooms and pasta!

The apartment is lovely, charming, cosy, and has everything one needs. We actually cooked for ourselves most nights, not for a lack of good eateries in Menton but more because of the fantastic market right outside the apartment where we picked up delicious fresh veg and fish. The apartment also has wi-fi which is a must these days in my opinion for planning trips and checking things out.

Menton is a great town, plenty of places to eat, shop and chill. We loved just handing out by the sea front, and the water was beautiful, warm and clear. We didn't have enough time to fully explore the town, but that just means we'll have to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

I've just spent a great fortnight staying in this very characterful, colorful and authentically French apartment. And being in an area where the real Mentonnais live, as opposed to just tourists, it gives an extra dimension to a holiday. I needed to work while in Menton and the wireless broadband worked perfectly. My early mornings were spent in front of the laptop, then at around 9am headed across the road to the local boulangerie for grand crême and croissant, followed by fruit and vegetable purchases from the daily food market just down the road. A perfect setting with everything at hand including both bus and train transport. I usually look forward to coming home after a couple of weeks away, but this time I could easily have stayed another fortnight. Heartily recommended location and apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment with unique charm

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed a really lovely week in this apartment in Menton. Tucked away up a pretty little alleyway, it has a uniquely authentic French charm, unlike many of the "concrete boxes" you get along seafronts these days. It is also well equipped and spotless, and very quiet, being back off the main drag. It's central location is great too, very close to the train station and buses, or if driving, convenient to all the main routes with parking close by. There is also a supermarket right across the road. Five minutes walk takes you to the seafront and old town, with its numerous shops, bars and restaurants.

Menton itself is a very elegant resort, a perfect base for exploring the French Riviera, or indeed into Italy. We hope to return very soon and would highly recommend this property and resort.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A8 exit 59
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Menton, Cote d'Azur, near Monaco and Italian Riveria. Menton is Europe's sunniest spot, thanks to its famous subtropical micro climate. It offers a wide selection of festivals, beaches, harbours and marinas, old town alleyways, museums, galleries, markets, gardens, citrus trees, restaurants and cafes. Menton is also the perfect base for exploring the French Riviera and the Italian' Riviera of Flowers', including towns and villages such as Monte Carlo, Dolce Acqua, Villefranche, Nice, Eze, San Remo and Antibes.

Menton is a popular year round resort and a tradtiional wintering destination. It is famous for the many wonderful gardens in the town and nearby. Popular events include the Christmas Festival, the Lemon Festival (February), the Tango Festival and Classical Music Festivals (July / August).

Monte Carlo, the entertainment capital of the French Riviera is just 10 minutes away. The convenient rail link makes Menton a favourite location for visitors to the Monaco Grand Prix.

Other Activities: Boules.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Menton, Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low 2017
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

2 week rates:
Low season - €800
High season - €1250

One set of towels an bed linen for all beds included; additional laundry by arrangement.

A €150 cash security deposit is required on arrival - returned on departure.

Arrivals are 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday. €50 supplements for arrivals outside these hours.

Monaco Grand Prix weekend €200 supplement.

Discounts may be available for last minute

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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