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Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops

Eamon

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2+child, Sea View Terrace,BBQ,A/C,WiFi,v. close to beach restaurants shops & bus

Our French Riviera holiday apartment, ‘La Belle Époque’ is situated in the Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, between Nice and Monaco. The outstanding features of this apartment are a large terrace with a superb view of the Bay of Villefranche and an excellent location close to the sandy beach, restaurants, shops and bus services. The ambiance of this pretty holiday home, is bright and elegant, created by high ceilings, the 'Belle Époque’ decor and the panoramic view of the Bay through the beautiful French windows which open onto the private terrace which is not over-looked. The lounge is comfortably furnished with early twentieth century furniture and incorporates new kitchen fittings. The bedroom, with a modern double bed and period wardrobe also enjoys a bedside view of the Bay through French windows opening onto the terrace. The tiled bathroom has a bath with rain shower and a well-lit vanity unit and towel heater. The apartment comes with dual air conditioning, free WiFi, Sky TV & a gas barbecue. It is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday, dining 'al-fresco' or just sipping a ' vin rosé ' observing the ever changing bay. All guests comment on the excellent location, being close to the beach, shops, restaurants, ATM booths and public transport. It is a 10 minute ride to Nice or Monaco (bus every 15 minutes) and there are wonderful seaside walks at your doorstep. The apartment is one of five in a small three story development.

* LIVING AREA & TERRACE* The attractive lounge is bright and airy with high ceilings and opens onto the terrace through full length traditional french windows. It is comfortably furnished with a three seater sofa-bed, an arm chair, a circular dining table and dining chairs for two. The south east facing terrace which catches the sun until about 1.30, is furnished with two wicker chairs with foot rests and a table suitable for al-fresco dining. Also a very popular Weber gas BBQ (gas supplied) and a retractable sunshade.

* KITCHEN* It is an all electric kitchen with modern appliances including dish-washer and washing machine. The cooker includes a ceramic 4 ring hob, oven with grill and a single level dish-washer. There is a comprehensive selection of cooking utensils and a double set of table settings.

*HAIR DRYER * is supplied.

* A WELCOME PACK * includes maps, bus & train time tables, and local tips.

*BABY COT & HIGH CHAIR* supplied on request.

*PARKING* in two public car parks 50 m from the apartment and limited street parking outside the apartment.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eamon (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Eamon

We are a retired couple living in Ireland. We love holidaying in France especially the south of France for its ambiance, food and the outdoor activities especially the walking trails, 'les randones'.

Eamon purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Eamon chose Villefranche-sur-Mer

We were wowed by the ' Provencal ' village atmosphere the first time we visited Villefranche in 2005 and were fortunate to find this apartment with a large terrace and fabulous views overlooking the Bay of Villefranche, located in the Old Town close to facilities and public transport. Untouched since the 1920's we have managed to retain the Provencal features while modernising the kitchen and bathroom facilities and furnishing it with ' turn of the century ' furniture.

What makes this apartment unique

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a great location on the Cote d'Azur, close to Nice and Monaco with warmer and brighter winters than the south of Italy. It is has excellent public transport, a wonderful sandy beach, renowned restaurants which remain open all year and a good selection of food outlets and a weekly market.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a lovely apartment right on the edge of the old town of Villefranche with a wonderful view of Cap Ferrat and the bay from the balcony. The balcony is perfect for sitting out and relaxing in the warm Mediterranean evenings. We spent a fabulous week there, with easy access to public transportation for day trips to surrounding towns such as Nice and Monaco. We took a wonderful day trip by train to Saorge, a perched village in the mountains.

Everything you need such as bakeries, supermarkets, and restaurants are within a short walk from the apartment. The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed for cooking so we had a nice mix of eating in and exploring the local restaurants.

The bathroom is bright and airy, and having a washing machine was great. The floor tiling echoes the wonderful colors of Provence and is very nicely accented by the furnishings. The welcoming fresh flowers were a lovely touch.

We would definitely book this apartment again and continue to work on our French.
Jun 2012
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Reviews

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Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews
5

Beautiful apartment - REALLY!

  • 5 of 5

SPECTACULAR! The pictures do not do this place justice! Usually, the online photos look much better than reality when you arrive. NOT THIS ONE! Delightful, spacious, bright apartment with many special touches. For example, in the photo of the terrace, do you see that the painting on the wall is an extension of the actual view? So many nice touches, wonderful updates so that the apartment is modern and comfortable without losing the charm. It was absolutely SO clean, the manager was delightful and helpful (She met us with fresh daffodils on the table & a bottle of wine.)

Of course, the terrace is amazing. You can even see this view from the bedroom through the patio door. Lovely to wake up to church bells and a spectacular sunrise. I almost always had to grab my camera and dash out to the rail for yet another photo. I'll bet I took 100 from here - it continued to awe & amaze us for the entire three weeks.

Nice location - close to the bus stop, so it easy to get to Eze and Cap Ferrat and to Villa Rothschild (must see!) . We walked to the train station for a quick ride to the Italian border for the market. Strong Italian influence here... before long, we were calling it "FrItaly!" The old town is just below you - shops, restaurants, the beautiful marina. Nothing is as far as it looks on the maps! Restaurants are fantastic. Our favorite was L'Aparte in Rue Obscure. Villefranche-sur-Mer is delightful as was everything about our stay! Can I give it ten stars instead of five???

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We like our photos to give a factual representation of our apartment and guests get a pleasent suprise when the views and facilities surpass their expectations. Eileen & Eamon
Port Townsend,WA US
5

Our stay was perfect... the apartment is beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is perfect. We had a wonderful stay for a week. It has all the conveniences of home and a perfect setting. We watched sunsets every night from the terrace... we ate wonderful meals prepared on the grill at home... and great restaurants were close by. The waterfront and beach are a quick 5 minute walk through picturesque Old Town, so we had everything we needed. Eamon also provides wonderful details for some great walks. We highly recommend the trip to St. Jean Cap Ferrat, then walking all along the sea for a wonderful 2 hour walk back. We will definitely come back here if we travel to Villefranch again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also enjoy watching the sun sets from the terrace and the freedom to cook as we choose. Eamon & Eileen
5

Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time here and the apartment is lovely. Everything you need for the kitchen and also now has sky tv. The view is beautiful and you really feel part of the area with the locals.Eamon the owner is very approachable and very helpful in giving you any details you require.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Flat With A Great View!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were very pleased to spend our first anniversary at this flat. The flat itself seems small at first, but offers more than enough space for a lazy week in Villefranche. The balcony, the highlight of the unit, is large and perfectly suited for enjoying the beautiful view.

The flat is well appointed with TV and modern kitchen. We used the oven, the stove, the fridge, the coffee maker and the washer with no complaints. The flat sits on a hill, a short (but fairly steep) walk to many restaurants/bars and the harbor. Everything we ate in town was delicious and the beach was great too.

Overall this was a great flat in a great town. We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The beauty of the Riviera framed your window

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Nice on many occasions since 1973 and thought a more peaceful location nearby would make a pleasant change. We booked over the internet on the basis of the photos and description and were delighted that they proved 100% accurate.

The week we booked was part of a 7 week drive to apartments in France, Germany and Italy, including a week overlooking Lake Como near Menaggio. Our stay at the Belle Époque in Villefranche-sur-Mer was a clear winner and not just because we had good weather there, we were lucky in having good weather everywhere.

The apartment is extremely well located, a steady, but not extreme climb from the waterfront cafes, which is what we liked to help burn off the effects of a good lunch or dinner.

The bus stop for the local service to Nice and Monaco is very close and is a convenient, excellent and inexpensive (1.50 euros) way to visit those interesting places. Cap Ferat is not far away and can be reached by bus or on foot.

We took the train to Cannes from the Villefranche station which is not too far away from the apartment.

The apartment was clean, tidy and quiet with modern appointments blended effectively with traditional furniture which made it feel like it was our home. If there is one suggestion we would make, it is that a microwave oven would have been handy. We often purchased excellent pre-prepared meals from Picard which was about a 10 minute walk away. It just meant that we used the full oven which uses more electricity and is not quite as rapid, but that is a very minor point.

The view from the spacious verandah was exceptional and a lovely place for breakfast or evening drinks. Looking out first thing in the morning to see huge cruise liners moored close to shore in the bay was always spectacular.

A big positive was having Eamon's charming representative, Sue, meet us upon our arrival to explain all we needed to know about the apartment and making herself available to deal with any problems, even though we had no need for that service during our stay.

We were fortunate to snag a free parking spot near the apartment and did not move the car once. Being late September/early October may have had something to do with our luck on that score.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Belle Epoque to anyone and will, no doubt seek to stay there when we return to the Riviera. Great spot thanks Eamon.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for taking the time to highlight the features of our apartment and we will pass on your appreciation to Sue. We will reconsider a microwave, the limitation is space. Eamon and Eileen
5

Perfect view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful, relaxing week at this beautiful apartment. The view is fantastic, the restaurants are charming, and the people are delightful. It was so quite that my husband was able to get a lot of work done writing his next book. A visit to the Chapel St. Pierre, with amazing and unusual paintings by Jean Cocteau, is worth a visit in itself. But, nothing could top the wine on the terrace each evening watching the nightly fireworks. A perfectly equipped apartment in a beautiful setting. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree with Patricia that 'nothing could top the wine on the terrace each evening '. Eamon and Eileen

Map

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
Eze Village - France
Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
In Old Town of Villefranche
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Villefranche
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Junction 56 for Monaco on A8
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Large selection in Old Town of Villefranche
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Isola 2000, near Auron
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Villefranche
Car: not necessary

Located on the exclusive French Cote d'Azur, Villefranche-sur-Mer is ideally located 10 minutes east of Nice, 10 minutes from Monaco / Monte-Carlo and 30 minutes from Nice-Cote d'Azur Airport. It is served by the Nice / Menton bus every 15 minutes and the Cote d’Azur rail line, trains every 25 minutes. It enjoys a wonderful south-facing sandy beach, stretching 1km along the Promenade. The beach has a coast guard service during the peak holiday season. The village is noted for the number and quality of its restaurants. Villefranche Bay is popular for scuba diving and snorkelling and other water sports. There are many scenic coastal walks for all levels of walkers and the adjoining mountains have many way marked routes for the more adventurous.

Popular day trips include Monaco for its Casino and F1 Grand Prix at the end of May, Nice for the Old Town, Promenade des Anglais, shopping and art galleries, Cannes for the glitz, Paul de Vence for art, Ventimiglia for its market, and the old hilltop village of Eze with its maze of winding alleys and quaint stone houses.

LOCATION

Centrally located, the apartment is a 5 minute walk from restaurants, shops, including bakeries, supermarkets, greengrocers, pharmacies, ATM, bus-stop, car parks and 10 minutes to the beach, train station or l'Institute de Francais

ACTIVITIES

Beaches:- Villefranche has a 1 km long south facing sandy beach Plage des Marinieres, which is ideal for swimming (life guards in Summer) sunbathing or just building sand castles. Parallel with the beach is the promenade which is very popular with walkers all year long. There is a second east facing beach, Plage de la Darse, which is fine shingle and more relaxed.

Snorkelling:- The bay is noted for snorkelling and scuba diving. Gear may be hired locally.

Sailing / Boating:- There are a number of hire companies which hire boats or do trips around the bay and along the coast.

Walking;- There are wonderful coastal and hill walks. The coastal walk around Cap Ferrat is a must as is a visit to Villa Rothschild and Gardens. For the more adventurous there are a large selection of hill walks in the foothills of the Alp Maratime affording magnificent views of the coastline from Menton to Cannes and passing through many 'villages perches'. Routes and maps in the apartment.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES.

Day on the beach including a picnic.

Snorkelling and scuba diving ( gear may be hired locally).

Boat trips

There is a very popular water and theme park in Antibes, http://www.marineland.fr/

White water rafting is available in the Roya and Var Valleys.

FESTIVALS

Nice:- Nice Carnival for two weeks in February

Nice Jazz festival every July.

Monaco:- The F1 Grand Prix is a huge attraction on the last week-end in May.

Menton:- Hosts a two week 'Lemon Festival' in February

Cannes:- Film Festival in May.

Ballet, opera and classical concerts are held during the winter months in Nice, Monaco and Cannes. Many of the concerts are performed on Sunday afternoons.

GOLF

Golf is available at the Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie, 10 Km by car.

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Rates & Availability

From €850 Per week

Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring '15
Mar 28 2015 - May 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
 
 
Summer '15
May 16 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
Late Summer '14
Oct 3 2015 - Nov 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
 
 
Low season '15 / '16
Nov 7 2015 - Feb 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
€850
€1,950
 
 
Summer '16
May 21 2016 - Oct 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Payment by PayPal (2.5% handling charge applies).
Payment by SEPA for European inter bank transfers ( no charge applies)
The booking deposit is non refundable.
We will be glad to quote for Monaco F1 Grand Prix and Christmas.
We require a €350 refundable damage deposit to be lodged with the manager on collection of the keys. This deposit will be refunded in 7 days of guests departure subject to no damage to fixtures and fittings.
We can book a local English speaking taxi who will meet you at arrivals and deliver you to the apartment.

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Amenities

Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The shower is a full stand-up in a corner bath with curtain
  • The bright bathroom has the benefit of a external window with a view of 'Les Alps Maritiems' and is fitted with a well lit vanity unit with plenty of shelving and press units. The full height shower is enclosed by curtains and has a standard rose and a 'monsoon rose'. There is a small electric towel heater for the comfort of guests. The washing machine is in a separate compartment adjacent to the bathroom where it does not impose on the living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a US Queen size 60 in (150 cm)
  • The bedroom accommodates two people with the third person ( teenager or child ) accommodated on the sofa bed in the lounge. The bedroom is furnished with a king size (US queen size 60in wide x 75in long / 150cm X 190cm ) bed with a very comfortable firm mattress and two pillows for each person. There are attractive antique bedside tables with individual reading lamps. The antique wardrobe with full length mirror provides ample shelving and hanging space for clothes for two people. The bedroom opens onto the terrace through french windows providing magic views of the bay as you wake up. The room has a reversible air conditioning unit and an electric wall heater for the winter nights. The sofa bed in the lounge is adequate for children including teenagers. It is necessary to take a few minutes to fold it away during the day as it impedes use of the lounge area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Sun 'brollies for the beach available in the apartment.

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