We have a small , clean(25 SQ M, 30 sq. yd) apt in a secluded neigborhood, five minutes walk from the beach, shops and buses. The property is unique as it is situated as part of an old French bourgeoise villa that is completely modernized on the inside. You have your own entrance, a sunny garden with a marble table and patio chairs and use of two bikes. The studio has a little kitchen with a stove, oven, large refrigerator, kitchen supplies and sink. The shower room also has a small clothes washer. Accommodation is for two people(non smokers) The bed is a new clic clac standard double mattress which I present as a bed but can be converted as you wish. Utilities and fresh cotton linens are included. Heat in the winter and a fan in the summer. The studio is a perfect nest for seeing all of the Cote d'Azur.
Damage/security deposit/ reservations: To reserve the studio we ask that you pay a deposit of 70 euros to be paid into a pay-pal account. If you are blocking off a second week or more, we ask for half of the rent fee in advance to be put into a bank account.
A cancellation refund will depend on whether we rent the apartment for the blocked off time period.
Departure time is 10am if there is an arrival the same day otherwise we are flexible. Check in is at 4pm but if you come earlier you may leave your luggage safe with us until the apt is cleaned.
The 75 euros deposit is returned upon departure when you turn in your key and leave the place tidy and in good order.
If the studio requires a lot of cleaning, we will keep 25 euros of the deposit.
Bus from airport or train: To get to your apartment from the airport we advise the 23 bus from Terminal one at the Nice international Airport. (In Nice buses stop at 9pm so you will have to take the night bus or a taxi. )
If you come in on terminal two there is a free shuttle to terminal one. The buses are on the west side of the terminal. The bus fee is one euro to be paid in coins to the driver. He will give change for small bills too. Check the number of stops(eleven) at the bus stop or stand next to the driver so he can signal your stop at Av de Fabron. The distance of the bus from the train is also eleven stops. The buses from the station (Gare) is the number 12 or 23 to our bus stop, Av de Fabron. Ask for the details by email if I have not already sent them.
Arrival time/ booking last days of a full month: We usually have a good idea of when folks will arrive if they are coming by plane. However, we would like to advise that you plan carefully, especially if you are driving. Give yourself plenty of time.
We will not accept arrival of guests after 10PM without charging an extra fee of 20 euros.
If there are four or five days left in a month that is already booked and you would like to come for a short stay, we will consider taking you for a shorter period than usual.
Both my husband and I manage the property. We are originally from San Francisco, California .
Mary Puckett/Payne purchased this apartment in 2009
This is one of the few properties with a garden setting in Nice that is still so close to the beach and public transport.
We are next door and can help out with any concerns or questions about the area.
Queridos Marie y Kerry,
Aunque no somos los primeros españoles en venir a vuestro apartamento, se seremos los primeros en dejaros un escrito en español. Nuestra estancia de una semana en Chemin des Grottes 16 ha sido FANTASTICA. Toda la zona de la Cote d’Azur nos ha parecido muy bello y esperamos a visitarla pronto.
Os damos las gracias por vuestra hospitalidad y amabilidad a partir del primer dia. Ojala nos volvamos algún dia.
Ainhoa y Roger
Nice has endless attractions in the way of dining,museums,day trips and night life. Here in our location,you don't need a car. And the new bike system lets you rent a bike for as little as 1 euro and return it to another location in the town. Buses run regularly and provide quick and easy access to the train station for day trips to Cannes, Antibes, Eze, and Monte Carlo as well as market day in Italy right across the border. Trips to the mountain villages (Breil, Tende, Entreveax...).can be accessed by special local trains. At the bus stop 5 minutes away, you can catch the express bus to the airport or nearby towns as well as the old town of Nice. In Winter the ski slopes are only 45 minutes away or in summer the beach is 7 minute walk away. There is something for everyone.
Other Activities: beach, boating, train to mountains, train to Italy, boat to Saint Tropez (summer)