SUNNY BALCONY APARTMENT IN QUIET PEDESTRIAN STREET NEAR TO SEA AND PLACE MASSENA

Marcus Swalwell

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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SUNNY BALCONY APARTMENT IN QUIET PEDESTRIAN STREET NEAR TO SEA AND PLACE MASSENA

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Superb 3rd floor apartment for 2+2, with 5m of sunny balcony over Rue Masséna

Awake to the sun filtering through the shutters, open them to the fresh smell of baguettes and the sounds of the cafés readying the day. The sun shines all day on our long balcony overlooking pedestrianised Rue Massena at the heart of Nice with the best restaurants and chicest shops. The stroll to the famous Ruhl Plage beach and club is 250 metres.

This smart, 35 square metre apartment, high up on the 3rd floor has a serene Master 200cm double bed room that sleeps two and a 180cm living room sofa-bed for another two family/friends. There is a lift after an initial short flight of 12 steps. There are two air-conditioners / heating units. Sony TV with 100 DVD films. Mini HiFi with dock for iPod. As one of our guests said 'All that you need and nothing that you don't'. Access is from 4pm with easy key collection and a warm welcome from English-speaking Vincent. Rental change-over day is on Saturday.

A very special place to relax and enjoy the Riviera. You can see that the calendar books up quickly...if you see a week or two that you want, get in touch!

Nice things to do - Around 28 Rue Massena:

· Bakery under Hotel Felix – fresh baguettes at 7, 9 & 11 am and then at 2, 4 & 6pm

· Newspapers – from the kiosk in Place Grimaldi, pretend you’re a citizen with a Nice Matin!

· Food, Drink & Supplies – out front door, 100m on right for all the basics in the shops in Rue Maccarini

· Fine Shopping – out front door, 300m on left Galleries Lafayette, Ave Jean Medecin as well as Rue Massena

· Restaurants & Cafes – they can all be brilliant so just be bold! See D.Telegraph recommendations in January 2014 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/france/35179/Nice-restaurants.html

· Wifi – free WiFi is available nearby. See http://www.wificafespots.com/wifi/city/FR--Nice

· Beach – public beaches or super luxurious private beach loungers (~€20/day at Ruhl Plage)

· Radio – Riviera Radio 106.5FM laid back expat music station based in Monaco

· Rooftop cocktails – Hotel Aston (overlooking the new Paillon redevelopment and the old town) and Le Meridien (near) or Radisson (far) Hotels have really superior sunset views

· Market – Cours Saleya for flowers & general foods (except Mondays when it’s a flea-market!)

· Galleries – lots of bright art studios in the dark streets of the old town. New Musee Massena (by Negresco Hotel) is a gem.

Nice things to do - Old Town & City:

· Eat local specialty socca (chickpea pancake) washed down with rosé, in the old town near to Place Garibaldi

· Ice cream – Fenochhio’s in Cathedral square has more flavours than you’d believe!

· Port – gorgeous super yachts and simple fishing boats beside loads of restaurants

· Nice Chateau – on the hill between the old town and the port, a steep walk

· Trams – €1.5 or can be used on extension of €1.5 bus ticket (e.g. from Villefranche via Riquier walk past Carrefour and then take the tram back to Place Massena)

· Museums – free on the first Sunday of the month – we highly recommend: Musee des Beaux Arts (Duffy), Musee Massena (local history) and a stiff walk up to the Musee Matisse (always free) and Chagal (great garden restaurant). Plenty of others!

· Roman ruins – the Roman Spa besides the Musee Matisse in Cimiez is free and fascinating

· Churches – all fabulous, the Russian Cathedral has a small entrance charge

· Open top bus tour - €20 but valid for many trips around the sites over 48 hours

Nice things to do - Further afield:

· Haut de Cagnes – bus 94 west to Bourdet then free shuttle to Place de Chateau & lunch at Le Jimmy

· St Paul de Vence – bus 400 to this iconic, beautiful hilltop village.

· Vence - Matisse’s chapel is magnificent, short walk from the centre

· Antibes – bus 200 for a great old town, markets & huge marina or just carry on to Cannes

· Mougins near Cannes – another outstanding hilltop village, super glamorous with restaurants to match (600 bus from Cannes station)

· Grasse – bus 500, haven’t done this yet but there is promising countryside all the way

· Isle de Marguerite off Cannes - a fast ferry service from Nice port (or carry on to Cannes & St Tropez)

· St Tropez – by boat but also via great train / slow bus through St Raphael or by helicopter if you’ve won the Lotto!

· Villefranche – a spectacular 5m / 8km walk around the Cap de Nice, dine and return by bus from the port to Riquier (see map) then use the same ticket to jump on a tram back to Place Massena

· Bealieu & Cap Ferrat – 100 bus to Beaulieu, walk the beachside path to St Jean on Cap Ferrat, then carry on around St Hospice for the most beautiful walk in France (we think!). Get the 81 bus back to Nice from St Jean Cap Ferrat.

· Eze – get bus map from the box on top of our fridge!

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Marcus Swalwell (Owner)
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About Marcus Swalwell

We are a British family that has travelled and worked all over the World. We have lived in and enjoyed USA, Germany, Australia, Japan, Switzerland for many reasons but Nice, in the brightest corner of our beloved France, is where our hearts belong.

Marcus Swalwell purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Marcus Swalwell chose Central Nice

We first visited Beaulieu in the Cote d'Azur in 1978. Since then Nice has steadily become chicer, cleaner and very well laid out with traffic pushed away from the centre. We bought our apartment because we knew we wanted to keep on coming back to Nice for the sunlight, the fresh food and the superb way of life here.

What makes this apartment unique

One of the best balconies in Nice, the apartment fills with sunshine all day, it is right in the middle of the 'carre d'or' heart of Nice central to all the fun, yet quiet at nights, easy to use and comfortable!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Sunny Balcony Apartment in Quiet Pedestrian Street near to Sea and Place Massena
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Sunny Balcony Apartment in Quiet Pedestrian Street near to Sea and Place Massena
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p496385
+44 07824510172
Central Nice Nice
5

January in Nice

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful four weeks in Marcus's apartment. It is ideally situated in the centre of Nice close to all the best bars,restaurants, shops etc. A short walk to the bus terminals for visiting Cannes, Monte Carlo and other places. The apartment is easily kept clean, all the facilities needed for a comfortable stay, I would certainly recommend it, in fact we are going back next year for six weeks.
Duncan & Gladys Millar from Dundee Scotland.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you, its always great to see what our guests enjoy!
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Sunny Balcony Apartment in Quiet Pedestrian Street near to Sea and Place Massena
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p496385
+44 07824510172
Central Nice Nice
5

Excellent apartment, brilliant location!

  • 5 of 5
Excellent apartment, brilliant location just a few paces from a choice of mini-supermarkets. A short walk from the train and bus stations and just 20 mins from the airport by bus.

With a balcony well above the pedestrian street level one can experience the buzz of activity without the 'noise'. The balcony is a real 'plus' for eating out and absorbing the atmosphere.

How nice to find that the cooker, fridge, air-conditioning, double glazing and media systems are all so usable and effective.

Very efficient welcome and handing over of keys etc by Vincent and his wife.

Wide range of restaurants 'at the door'. Especially recommend a visit to 'old' Nice with even more restaurants and markets.

Bus travel is cheap -- 2-hour journey to Grasse cost just 1.5 € .

Seriously recommend a visit to the Tourist Office (under 5 mins walk away) to explore opportunities.

Just cannot recommend a better base from which to explore Nice and the Cote d'Azur
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and warm review. You have identified the reasons why we love returning to "our balcony" to rest from exploring the beautiful culture and geography of Nice Alpes Maritimes! Marcus & Susan
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Sunny Balcony Apartment in Quiet Pedestrian Street near to Sea and Place Massena
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p496385
+44 07824510172
Central Nice Nice
5

cute appartment in the middle of everywhere

  • 5 of 5
Thanks a lot for staying in your appartment. We had a great time in Nice and surroundings.

The appartment is excellent organised, we were a little bit ancious, that it will be too small for 4 persons (2 adults and 2 children), but most of the time we were outside and the other time, we feel comfortable...

Furthermore the appartment is well situated, close to the beach (promenade) restaurants and the old city (10 min walk).

The best is the balcony!!!

Easy getting keys, helpful service from the owner and vincent...

On the whole, we can recommend the appartment...



sunny regards from germany
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunny Balcony Apartment in Quiet Pedestrian Street near to Sea and Place Massena
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Central Nice Nice
Leipzig, Germany
5

nice apartment in central location

  • 5 of 5
cute apartment in the very center of Nice, inmidst one of the busy (but not really noisy) Pedestrian streets with lots of restaurants, bars etc.

- close to the beach (5 min)
- close to restaurants
- supermarkt around the corner (Spar)
- relatively close to the old town (10-15 min)
- can easily be reached from the airport by bus
- 15 min to the train station (to go to Monaco and other places)
- central bus station (gare routiere) with many connections just 10 min away
- wonderful sunny balcony (it's exactly like on the pictures), we always had breakfast there and spent several of our evenings on it - no need to go to a bar, you simply sit there and watch what is happening on Rue Massena
- airconditioning
- decent double bed
- very easy booking
- picking up the keys and checking out was wonderfully simple and convenient - Vincent was very helpful, we actually could get in around 2 p.m, easy to get the deposit back etc.
- communication with the owner was very easy, all questions were answered quickly and politely
- functional kitchen (perhaps not too many utensils, which is only a problem if you're into more elaborate cooking)
- functional bath
- even though the street is busy, we could sleep quite well (with closed windows)
- ideal for 2, we suspect that 4 people may feel cramped
- we would certainly rent the apartment again
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you, I cant wait to go back there! Marcus
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Sunny Balcony Apartment in Quiet Pedestrian Street near to Sea and Place Massena
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p496385
+44 07824510172
Central Nice Nice
5

Amazing Central Location

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed for a week in this brilliant, very central apartment. The apartment is truly in the heart of everything - 2 mins walk to the beach, and 2 mins walk to the main city square. The shops, bars and restuarants are quite literally downstairs and underneath!
The apartment was clean and really well maintained - and the air con came in very handy! It was very easy to book and simple to pick up and return keys.
We enjoyed a number of evenings sitting out on the balcony eating dinner and drinking lovely red wine - without paying the prices of the restaurants below! You really do feel part of the hustle and bustle but with the double-glazed windows, as soon as you shut them, it's nice and peaceful.
The apartment comes totally recommended - as do our days trips to surrounding towns. We went to Monaco and Villefranche and found the buses and trains really easy to use.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: its thanks to Vincent who makes it easy for you to get keys, leave luggage and enjoy the most from Nice!
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Sunny Balcony Apartment in Quiet Pedestrian Street near to Sea and Place Massena
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p496385
+44 07824510172
Central Nice Nice
Newcastle upon Tyne
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5
Nice is an exciting city which needs to be lived in to be understood. This apartment's location is excelent for public transport and walking to the best experiences in Nice. The galleries, the markets, the promenade des Anglais, the old port and the shopping!
The Balcony is such a interesting place to sit and watch the world go
by,day or night,
The apartment itself is neat, easy to enjoy and very, very bright!
Also vincent was a great help,nothing at all was to much bother,gave
good advice....
We shall be back.......

Peter & Dianne Harrison
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nice Port
Nearest Train
850 Metres
SNCF Nice
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A8 Junction 54 Nice Nord
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Nice Ruhl Plage
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Taverne Massena
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Golf Country Club de Nice
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Quebec
Car: not necessary

Situated in Nice's centre, the Belle Époque fashioned Carré d'Or, our sunny 3rd floor apartment overlooks the wonderfully atmospheric shopping, dining and pedestrian zone - Rue Masséna - see photos. Only 250m from the Promenade des Anglais and the super glamorous Ruhl Plage beach. Chic shopping at the Galleries Lafayette in Place Masséna and Nice's sleek new tramway. A huge selection of Brasseries, fine Restaurants & Bars awaits. Fashionable shopping....Rue Masséna, Rue Paradis, Rue Alphonse Karr and Avenue Jean Médecin are all on the doorstep. You wont need a car as there is easy €1.5 bus access to Monte Carlo, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes/Juan les Pins and the artists havens of Eze, Haut de Cagnes and St Paul de Vence among others. Walk 5 miles along the coast to Villefranche. Stride up to Cimiez to see the wonderful Roman ruins, Musée Matisse and Musée Chagal. For a cosmopolitan, sunny break by the sea – it cant be beaten for style or convenience for 2 plus 2 people.

Ski: If you want beach and ski holiday - it's possible here! Isola 2000 is about 1 hour's drive away.

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Availability & Rates

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Central Nice Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€675
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€595
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
Winter Sun
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 6 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€570
 
 
Spring
Mar 7 2015 - May 15 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€630
 
 
Early Summer
May 16 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€675
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€570
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Central Nice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 33 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower & Loo - toilet , shower
  • Neat bathroom with shower enclosure, wash basin & loo
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Double - 1 king
    Double Sofa Bed - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom (firm Bed W200cm x L200cm) is a calm oasis of luxurious, cool, minimalist, white chic - quiet air-conditioning. Living room sofa bed (W180cm x L200cm) is comfortable set in central living space - also with quiet air-conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
Notes:
This apartment is ideally situated for students of Nice central language schools. Long term lets can be arranged with discounts when outside May-Sept peak season.
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