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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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2+child,Sea View Terrace,Bbq,A/C,WiFi,5 min walk to beach restaurants shops bus

Our French Riviera apartment, ‘La Belle Époque’ is situated in the Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, between Nice and Monaco. This holiday apartment has a large 11m sq.terrace with a superb view of the Bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat. The terrace is not overlooked. 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. 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 wall heater. The apartment comes with dual air conditioning, free WiFi & a gas barbecue. Ideal for a self catering holiday, dining 'al-fresco' on the terrace or just sipping a ' vin rosé ' observing the ever changing bay. It is in an excellent location close to 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.

* 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. 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.

* SECURITY SAFE * It is suitable for personal items.

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

*BABY COT & HIGH CHAIR* supplied on request.

*PARKING in public car pk

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  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Eamon (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks french, german, english

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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Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area

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
Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area

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
Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area

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
Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area

This is a wonderful apartment

  • 4 of 5
We loved waking up every morning and walking to the local boulangerie just down the hill. Breakfast on the sunny balcony was the next treat. The apartment is very clean with an excellent queen bed. The picture accurately depicts the apartment. The kitchen is fairly well stocked with adequate cookware. The gas grill is a plus. We would definitely return for an even longer stay
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to be in the old town just 5 minutes from the "boulangerie" and fresh croissants each morning.
Eileen & Eamon
Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area

An exceptional apartment in a superb location

  • 5 of 5
WOW This was my first impression on entering the apartment in Villefranche.My first glance took in the most wonderful view from the balcony looking over the famous Cap Ferrat where the celebs live and holiday. I then turned my attention to the apartment and what a superb apartment it is - very well equipped and comfortable ,a spacious balcony and the luxury of accessing it from the bedroom as well as two accesses from the lounge. The lady who met us with the key was very helpful and knowledgeable.All in all a lovely holiday and suffice to say we are returning next year along with our family who will be staying in the next door two bed apartment also owned by the same person.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were also wowed by the view the first time we saw it, over looking the terracotta roof tops of the old fishing town to the azure of the Bay of Villefranche and the backdrop of the pine covered prominatry of Cap Ferrat. That's why we think it's a special place and we were fortunate to discover it. Eileen & Eamon.
Pretty Riviera Condo/Panoramic seaview terrace/Old Town/Beach/Restaurants/Shops
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Peachland, BC, Canada

our favourite apartment

  • 5 of 5
this was our second stay in this outstanding apartment, I apologize, Eileen and Eamon, that it has taken so long to post a review. Our first stay was in winter months and had a distinct charm with fewer tourists and a more laid-back feel. This time we wanted to experience the area in another season so chose early fall, a perfect time to go. The apartment is probably our favourite of the many vacation rentals we have booked in many countries. The air is crystal clear which enhances the view from the balcony. We thoroughly enjoyed waking up to find cruise ships in the harbour which we could see from the bedroom. The apartment is spotless and meticulously maintained, well equipped and close to transport, shops and restaurants. We were wiser this time and did not rent a car, we learned from our first stay that it was a waste because buses and trains are frequent, efficient, close and reasonably priced. Sue, the manager, remembered us and was a treasure in helping with a medical situation. We stayed in this apartment for three weeks plus another week in their adjacent two bedroom apartment which is equally as special. We will definitely return again!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and ourselves are delighted to supply this service and will endeavor to do the same for future guests.
Eamon and Eileen
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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
Eze Village - France
Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Junction 56 for Monaco on A8
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
In Old Town of Villefranche
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Isola 2000, near Auron
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Large selection in Old Town of 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. 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.


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


Villefranche has a 1 km long south facing sandy beach 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. The bay is noted for snorkelling and scuba diving.

There are wonderful coastal and hill walking routes. The coastal walk around Cap Ferrat is a must as is a visit to Villa Rothschild and Gardens. The hill walks take you into the foothills of the Alp Maratime affording magnificent views of the coastline from Menton to Cannes and passing through many 'villages perches'


Day on the beach including a picnic.

There is a very popular water and theme park in Antibes, White water rafting is available in the Roya and Var Valleys.


Nice, Monaco and Cannes host many musical festivals including the Nice Jazz Festival in July, ballet, opera and classical concerts during the winter months and of course Nice Carnival in February / March and the Lemon Festival in Monton the last two weeks in February


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

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer '14
Sep 13 2014 - Nov 7 2014
7 night minimum stay
Winter '14 / '15
Nov 8 2014 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring '15
Feb 14 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Spring '15
Mar 28 2015 - May 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer '15
May 16 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €350
Notes Payment by PayPal or inter bank transfer.(2.5% handling charge applies).
We will be glad to quote for Monaco F1 Grand Prix and Christmas.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Village ...
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
  • 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 heater for the comfort of winter guests. The washing machine is in a separate compartment adjacent to the bathroom where it does not impose on the living area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 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 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • festivals
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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