About the property
- Apartment548 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
1 bedroom, LR, kitchen, bath w. tub & shower, 2 balconies; sleeps 3
L'Art des amis (the art of friends) is a beautiful one-bedroom penthouse apartment on the 6th floor (7th U.S.) with a large south-facing terrace of a beautiful Belle Époque building in the Musicians Quarter in central Nice, 5 blocks off the beach, directly behind the Negresco Hotel. Step into the antique cage elevator and be swept up to a romantic vacation escape you will never forget! Facing south, warm sunlight floods the apartment from morning till sunset. French doors in the living room, kitchen, and bedroom open onto balconies where you will enjoy the breezes and rooftop views towards the sea. (That French flag you see fluttering in the distance tops the Negresco.) The art of personal friends is featured throughout.
Remodeled to bring it closer in feeling to the architecture of the Belle Époque period, the apartment features new wood flooring in the living room and bedrooms and period tile set in the entry and kitchen. The kitchen cabinetry has been completely replaced and matching wainscoting installed along with all new appliances and granite countertops. Step through the French door onto to balcony and enjoy petit déjeuner in the sun at your café table for two. Dishes, glassware, flatware, espresso maker and kitchen utensils are all provided should you choose to try your hand at Niçoise cooking. The living room features a black George Nelson-inspired couch for 3 and a comfortable modern 'lipstick' armchair. Flat screen TV, DVD, and internet access provided. The glass coffee table design is by Isamu Noguchi (1948), end tables by Eileen Gray (1927), and glove table lamp by Wilhem Wagenfeld (1924.) While this is actually an 'adult' apartment experience, children are welcome!
Don Corliss and Franklin Reed
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Don Corliss and Franklin Reed
We live in Seattle, Washington USA and when we are here, we are dreaming about our next visit to Nice. We are avid francophiles and do our French lessons everyday. We are also travel agents and own a Cruise Planners travel agency! Don't use Expedia, use us. HomeAway (owned by Expedia) will not allow us to use URL addresses, but you can just use Google to find us.
Don Corliss and Franklin Reed purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Don Corliss and Franklin Reed chose Nice
Angels brought us to our 'dream in the sky!' Our finder Rebecca Russell was one (www.coteabode.com) and the Niçois selling agent the other. His name was Ange (angel in French) and he flew up the 7 flights of stairs to meet us there while we went up in the caged elevator. He had wings, because he met us at the top when the elevator arrived. We were captivated by the apartment's charm and views. You just know when it's right!
What makes this Apartment unique
180 degree rooftop views and centrally located to walk to every area of Nice in minutes. Close to the beach. Close to the grocery store. Close to a large park. Close to local restaurants. Peaceful neighborhood. Charming caged elevator and old-world charm. Seriously, what's not to love!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
February in Nice at 27 Rue Verdi
We stayed at 27 Rue Verdi in Nice for the month of February, 2018. 27 Rue Verdi is a comfortable, functional apartment in an excellent location in Nice. All major centers of interest are easily walkable from the apartment. Grocery stores, boulangeries and other amenities (pharmacy, restaurants, etc.) are also an easy walk. Telephone and internet worked well in the apartment. The owners were responsive and helpful before we got there and afterwards as well. We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property.
Great place! Greatly enjoyed our visit!
Lots of sun - open the blinds and the shutters and it was sunny everywhere! Clean & well equipped kitchen - everything we needed was there. The decor was cheery & pleasant. Plenty of room for the two of us. The combined washer/dryer was a bit of a struggle - but that was us, not it. Wifi was the fastest we ever got in our trip through southern France. We'd definitely go back.
Beautiful apartment in great location
My partner and I stayed in L'art des Amis very recently (August) and had a really wonderful stay in this lovely apartment. It was in a great location in a quiet area but close to the beach and numerous restaurants and only 15 minutes from the fab old town. The apartment itself was beautifully decorated with some very unique art which made it so very different to the hotels we have stayed in and it made it feel really personal. Being on the 6th floor the views from the balconies were amazing and it was so relaxing. The apartment had all the equipment you could ever need and the communication from the owners Frankie and Don was excellent as it was from Sara Jane from Prom Holiday. We have nothing but good things to say and we would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone looking to rent an apartment in this wonderful city. Many thanks.
This apartment was a great place to stay and a convenient base from which to explore Nice. Very well equipped, very comfortable and particularly nice to be able to spend time out on the balcony. Plenty of restaurants 5 mins walk away around Rue Delpozzo or a 15/20 minute walk to the old town. The agent Sara Jane who met us initially was really friendly and helpful, and the welcoming bottle of wine in the fridge was a nice touch.
Comfortable bright and airy with spacious layout and two balconies
Quiet, convenient location with plenty of bakeries nearby and easy access to the seafront and to a good range of restaurants.
Interesting artwork, decor and furniture in the apartment. Photos do not do it justice.
Kind and friendly owners who have provided some useful information about places to eat, shop and explore.
Great experience, good value and would book again.
We are always so thrilled to hear when people enjoyed their stay at our property! Thanks so much for posting a nice review. It's a special place for us too.
Beautiful apartment in a perfect location
We had an amazing 11 nights at L'art des Amis, the apartment was spotless and beautifully decorated with some lovely individual art pieces scattered around the rooms. There is no air con in the room, but you don't need it due to the sea breeze coming through. 10 minute walk to the train station and only 15 minutes to the promenade. Restaurants only 10 minute walk too. Would definitely recommend this apartment to our friends and family. Paul and Ellie
The apartment is in the Quartier Musiciens (Musicians Quarter) in central Nice, a well-kept, stylish, residential quarter 5 blocks from the sea and famous Promenade des Anglais- the perfect place to stroll as visitors have done for more than a century. The busy shopping/restaurant areas of rue Massena and Avenue Jean Medecin are 10-15 minutes on foot and the wonderful 'Old Town' a 20 minute stroll for dinner! Nearby on Boulevard Victor Hugo is the Jardin d'Alsace Lorraine, a quiet garden respite. Downtown terrain is basically flat which makes walking a pleasure!
A car is definitely not needed to enjoy your vacation in Nice. Train and bus service is easily available for visits to other wonderful Riviera sites and in addition Auto-Bleue, a short-term electric rental car service has autos available in the block next to the apartment. For information see their site at www.autobleue.org. At the top of the screen you can choose an English translation of the page.
TRANSPORTATION to & from airport:
Airport Express- take bus 99 (8AM to 9PM) toward Gare Nice Ville SNCF & get off Thiers/Gambetta, a 15 minute ride. Also can take bus 98 (6AM to midnight) to Gare Routière & get off at Gambetta/Promenade. It's a bit further from the apartment. Cost is about €1.50 one way or €6 (at this writing) for a transportation day pass which includes buses & city trams.
PARKING: Closest is VinciPark MOZART/ 11, Avenue Auber. Contact M. Jean Claude Ferrari, +33 4 93 88 69 85 or
Other options: VinciPark LOUVRE/ 20, Boulevard Victor Hugo
or Parking Palmeira/ 47 Rue St. Philippe, +33 4 93 96 40 16.
Cheapest: Airport Secure Covered Parking, 7-8 euros/day,
Additional pricing information
The municipality of Nice, France charges a nightly "Taxe de Séjour" and this is collected and handled by HomeAway. A €450 refundable (24 hours after check-out) damage deposit is required. Late night or late arrival check-in fee apply and is payable directly to Prom'Holiday (key & changeover service) at time of check-in. Check-in time is after 16:00 and check-out is 10:00 (am). HomeAway/VRBO has recently imposed an additional booking fee which I have no control over.