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Nice Pebbles

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment

Nice Pebbles / Riviera Pebbles

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Nice Pebbles: Cognac

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment

Overview

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

Great for both families and groups, this Nice apartment is an excellent combination of style and amenities. The long balcony at the front provides impressive views of the Park opposite and the collines of Nice in the distance. A practical yet elegant option.

Floor/Building

Up on the fifth floor (don't worry there's a lift) guests can share the treetops with the birds and enjoy lovely sunset views of the Collines. The lift is narrow and three people is a tight squeeze. The owners successfully managed a McClaren's double pushchair with their two infants and one adult into the lift for their two years of living here, but wider pushchairs will not fit.

Floor/Building

Up on the fifth floor (don't worry there's a lift) guests can share the treetops with the birds and enjoy lovely sunset views of the Collines. The lift is narrow and three people is a tight squeeze. The owners successfully managed a McClaren's double pushchair with their two infants and one adult into the lift for their two years of living here, but wider pushchairs will not fit.

Neighbourhood

The apartment is situated opposite a pleasant communal park. There are plenty of shops and cafes in the local area and a large Carrefour supermarket is only a few minutes walk away, whilst a bio-supermarket is two minutes walk way.

There is a regular tram service about a five minute walk away which links you directly with the Old Town and the shopping districts of Place Massena and the Carre d'Or. The Port and Old Town are about a 10-15 minutes walk away.

Amenities

Two bathrooms

Balconies with great views

Double-glazed windows

Air-conditioning

Washing machine

Dishwasher

Wi-Fi

Cable TV (50 French channels and some English news channels)

DVD player

Living Area

Like the rest of this Nice holiday apartment, the rooms are tall and elegant but its the small details that brings the apartment to life. The furniture is both intricate and bold. The enormous white leather corner sofa and large walnut coffee table are softened by a colour palette of blues and taupes and more graceful pieces like the overhead chandelier, table lamps, mirrors and framed artwork keeps the space inviting and interesting.

Evenings may well be spent on the balcony enjoying the sparkly view of the Collines but if you prefer to curl up in-front of the box there is a 30' LCD TV with DVD player.

Kitchen

The large wooden dining table takes centre stage. There are four high backed black wooden chairs seated around it, along with a fifth by the window if needed. The wooden units hold a built in fridge and freezer and dishwasher and there is also a microwave, four ring hob and extractor fan.

When dinner is simmering you can step onto the balcony and listen to the laughter of children at play in the park opposite or take in the mountain views.

Bedrooms

The spacious master bedroom with ensuite shower room has a king sized bed, bedside tables and lamps, and a fitted wardrobe. Double glazed French doors open onto a balcony with views of the park and collines of Nice.

The second bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, and a large wardrobe. There are French windows that open onto a rear balcony overlooking a large courtyard. The owners didn't have the heart to paint over the fresco that their son had enjoyed so much when living there. Who could blame them? We're sure there'll be hundreds of little guests who will also love counting stars on the ceiling, elephants, bees and monkeys before they go to sleep. Grown ups might like to know there is a full size single bed, drawers and reading lamp in here as well as plenty of storage at the entrance to the room.

Both of the bigger bedrooms will fit a baby cot. Cots can be ordered at checkout on our website. Please see our packages for more details.

Bathroom

Take a book and a towel from the shelving unit and soak in the big-enough-for two Philippe Starck bath. If showers are more your thing, there is a shower over the bath with glass shower screen. Other amenities are the large wash hand basin and toilet as well as towel radiator.

The washing machine is discretely situated inside a cupboard. French doors lead out onto the rear balcony.

The ensuite shower room has two washbasins with large mirrors and a toilet and walk in powerful shower.

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Nice Pebbles (Property Manager)
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Lovely place, handy location for walks, tram and the supermarket. Very spacious and well-presented. Nadia has been a wonderful hostess, making our stay friendly and welcoming. Towards the end of almost three months travelling, it's good to finally unwind in such a nice environment. Take the time to explore the back streets around the apartment, and you'll also enjoy fresh roasted chicken at a very good price! It's been entertaining to find the bus stop for the 100 bus to Menton and Monaco has moved again, but still great value at 1 euro. Pity our local bus service back home isn't run as well and with such good prices! Very enjoyable stay all things considered.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4
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Nice Pebbles: Cognac
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews
1

Terrible experience

  • 1 of 5

The standard of the accommodation fell way, way short of the impression given by the website description and particularly the statement “ Sure to be appreciated by connoisseurs of life's finer things “. Internally the whole of the property required a thorough deep clean, decoration was of a poor DIY standard and there were numerous defects throughout including - ineffective air conditioning ; a blocked shower drain that caused the bathroom to flood into the bedroom ; plumbing pipes that banged together so loudly when the shower was used that the neighbours hammered on the door to complain; gouges in walls caused by door handles digging into the plaster ; badly marked furniture ; a broken window ; rusty equipment ; chipped crockery ; saucepans & kitchen knives with broken handles ; grubby cushions and badly stained bed pillows – YUK !

Externally it was even worse - the property was badly neglected being desperately in need of redecoration and a thorough cleaning which certainly didn’t encourage us to sit outside.

The problems were promptly communicated to the head of the rental agency who we subsequently discovered is also the owner of the property. She was apologetic at first and addressed some of the problems however she soon showed her true colours and quickly became rude and sarcastic. To add further insult to injury, unbelievably she asserted that we deliberately caused some of the damage ourselves. Aggrieved by a ruined holiday and the attitude of the rental agency we commenced a battle for compensation and 9 months later they finally agreed a financial settlement. We will never use that rental agency again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sadly, this was indeed a terrible experience. There is plenty to say, but Homeaway limitation on words in this response force us to be brief. On the day of arrival the guest signed our standard check in form confirming all was in order. Within three hours he had demanded a move to something bigger. The next day we received a complaint that the air-conditioning was not working. Investigations revealed he had put this onto the wrong setting. Again he demanded a move. The guest stayed for three weeks. In the 1st week he made numerous complaints. We responded to all, ranging from the picky to the ridiculous. Each day he asked for an upgrade. By day 7 we were exasperated and offered him a refund or a move. He refused, deciding to stay. We heard nothing further until his last day when he sent a demand for compensation. His wife however, called us and thanked us for a great stay. On checking the apartment, we found damage everywhere. He sent us photos of this damage claiming compensation. This was not there before his arrival, or noted by him at check in, or reported in three weeks. The guest wrote demanding compensation but refusing to be bullied by this man, we ignored. He then issued a claim, we defended and noted our counter-claim. We attended mediation to try to remove this man from our lives. Sadly, it appears from this review he will still not let us be. The “settlement” reached resulted in the guest left with thousands of pounds out of pocket in legal expenses, and a claim which was never satisfied. This was because his claim had no merit. This is our first legal dispute in 9 years since the inception of Pebbles. It is a shame that some can try to ruin the reputation of any agency / damage property, as revenge. We felt this man was a bully and got mad when people do not meet his demands, to the point of destroying property. The next guest (arrived the day this man left) sent us two unsolicited emails saying how great the property was. 47 other sets of guests have given very positive feedback. In October 2014, we have made some improvement works. We continue to receive positive feedback. All guests will find a sound, well equipped and clean property to a high standard. Pebbles reputation is solid. We have welcomed 17,000 sets of satisfied guests, won various awards and feature in all major Guide books and national newspapers. Guests can see our Pebbles PRESS pages for more details.
5

Mr.Mrs. Robinson

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at this apartment which was very clean and welcoming. The location was perfect for the port and all other destinations and a lovely walk along the promenade. I would recommend this property to friends and Nice Pebbles provided excellent customer service.We will be definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Everything we needed except a third bedroom

  • 4 of 5

The apartment had everything we needed except a third bathroom, but two bathrooms were good enough for our party of five adults. One adult had to sleep in the children’s bedroom, although he did hear the noise of the lift a little in the morning. Sitting on the balcony in the daytime, we also heard the children playing in the park opposite, but again this didn’t bother us too much. We would have liked an egg timer, an alarm clock and one of the knives was now a little blunt. Apart from that the kitchen was very well stocked as was the rest of the apartment. We did appreciate the books and the DVDs. We thought we would miss a clothes dryer but the washing line on the back balcony was fine and clothes dried very quickly in the sunshine. We were hear for three weeks and were very comfortable and have already mentioned your apartment to our friends. The agency was very efficient and no issues there.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Manchester, United Kingdom
5

Spacious stylish apartment with the wow factor

  • 5 of 5

On entering Cognac one quickly realises that the pics on the Nice Pebbles website just don't do it justice. It's beautiful! Stylish, yet we felt totally at home.It is so perfect we almost felt that we could have spent the whole holiday just staying in the apartment!

it is very central.....Hop on a bus and you can be back in Central Nice in minutes or venture further afield to the lovely village of Eze or visit the magic that is Monaco. Just a ten minute stroll brings you into the port where the millionaires moor their yachts and you can gaze at them with awe.

All the staff at Nice Pebbles are very helpful, eager to share with you their favourite places to visit or eat in, some off the beaten track, little gems. Their local knowledge is second to none. This personal touch is something you don't get with other holiday firms.

I've since stayed in another of Nice Pebbles' apartments and the standards are always of the highest and I don't hesitate to recommend them to anyone who wants top quality accomodation and friendly helpful staff.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Sehr hochwertig ausgestattete Wohnung

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten 4 Nächte mit 4 Erwachsenen und einem Kind in dieser Wohnung. Sie ist für französische Verhältnisse sehr hochwertig eingerichtet. Ganz gleich, ob die beiden Bäder, die Betten, die große bequeme Ledercouch, die großen massiven Tische oder die Küche - alles ist richtig hochwertig. Man merkt, dass die Eigentümer (so sagte die Verwalterin) selbst darin gewohnt haben. Dies scheint plausibel, insbesondere wenn man sich das Kinderzimmer anschaut. Die Balkone haben wir nicht genutzt, da es einerseits etwas kühl war und andererseits die Schlauchform nicht so sehr zum gemütlichen Sitzen einlädt. Dafür ist es drin umso gemütlicher.

Die Lage ist auch gut. Innerhalb einer Minute erreicht man mehrere Bäcker und Fleischer, ein großer Carrefour ist nur 3 Minuten entfernt. Zum Hafen sind es rund 5 Minuten, zum Bahnhof ca. 3 Minuten (der Zug braucht nur 17 min. bis Monaco) und ins Zentrum sind es rund 10 min. Sehr gute Lage also.

Extra betonen möchten wir auch die wirklich professionelle Verwaltung. Von den umfangreichen Hinweisen im Vorfeld bis zur Betreuung vor Ort war alles super. Die Übergabe erfolgte in perfektem Englisch (soviel zur Wohnung und zur Umgebung wurde uns bisher noch nie irgendwo erklärt), die Abreise ist unkompliziert und man kann am Abreisetag sogar das Gepäck einstellen. Besser geht es wohl kaum. Der Preis ist zwar nicht so niedrig, aber angesichts der Gegenleistung völlig in Ordnung. Wärmstens zu empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway

Map

The apartment is situated opposite a pleasant communal park. There are plenty of shops and cafes in the local area and a large Carrefour supermarket is only a few minutes walk away, whilst a bio-supermarket is two minutes walk way.

There is a regular tram service about a five minute walk away which links you directly with the Old Town and the shopping districts of Place Massena and the Carre d'Or. The Port and Old Town are about a 10-15 minutes walk away.

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Rates & Availability

From £50 Per night

Port of Nice Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
£145
 
 
Mid
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
£95
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
1 night minimum stay
£50
 
 
Mid
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
1 night minimum stay
£95
 
 
Low
Jan 3 2016 - Mar 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
£50
 
 
Mid
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
£95
 
 
High
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
£145
 
 
Mid
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
£95
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
1 night minimum stay
£50
 
 
Mid
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
£95
 
 
Low
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
£50
 
 
Mid
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
£95
 
 
High
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
£145
 
 
Mid
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
£95
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
1 night minimum stay
£50
 
 
Mid
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
£95
 

Additional information about rental rates

Service Charge £200.00
Administration Fee £20.00
Refundable damage deposit £500.00
Stay tax £0.50 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.
Notes All prices for this holiday rental apartment are inclusive of utilities and Egyptian cotton linen and towels for five guests.

Flexible changeover dates.

The advertised nightly price is based on a one-week stay. You will pay more than the nightly rate for a stay of less than seven days. The longer you stay with us, the better the nightly rate.

Terms and conditions apply: http://www.nicepebbles.com/terms.php

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Amenities

Port of Nice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Take a book and a towel from the shelving unit and soak in the big-enough-for two Philippe Starck bath. If showers are more your thing, there is a shower over the bath with glass shower screen. Other amenities are the large wash hand basin and toilet as well as towel radiator. The washing machine is discretely situated inside a cupboard. French doors lead out onto the rear balcony. The en suite shower room has two washbasins with large mirrors and a toilet and walk in powerful shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • The spacious master bedroom with en suite shower room has a king sized bed, bedside tables and lamps, and a fitted wardrobe. Double glazed French doors open onto a balcony with views of the park and collines of Nice. The second bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, and a large wardrobe. There are French windows that open onto a rear balcony overlooking a large courtyard. The owners didn't have the heart to paint over the fresco that their son had enjoyed so much when living there. Who could blame them? We're sure there'll be hundreds of little guests who will also love counting stars on the ceiling, elephants, bees and monkeys before they go to sleep. Grown ups might like to know there is a full size single bed, drawers and reading lamp in here as well as plenty of storage at the entrance to the room. Both of the bigger bedrooms will fit a baby cot. Cots can be ordered at checkout on our website. Please see our packages for more details.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Notes:
Double-glazed windows extractor fan

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