CHARMING & RELAXING BY PARK & SEA IN LIVELY HISTORIC OLD NICE

Françoise Duffau (Owner)

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CHARMING & RELAXING BY PARK & SEA IN LIVELY HISTORIC OLD NICE

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Bright, Quiet & in the heart of entertainments.WIFI.AC. For 2,no smoking,no pets

Zen Om, a cosy and relaxing apartment including 1 BR (in France called T2) for an authentic immersion. Cup of excellence 2014 & 3 stars Nice Tourism office.

Surrounded by the most beautiful landmarks, located in a typical, very safe and strategic area of historic Old Nice (Vieux Nice), the heart of city of Nice, near Sea & Park, and where everything is around just exiting the building: The best bakeries, gourmet food boutiques, wine, food markets, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, shopping, bookstores, theaters, cinemas, museums, antique markets. While quiet, at the center of all entertainments, cultural events, activities. shopping, transportation, city bikes. *Just crossing the street, the beautiful Promenade du Paillon, one kilometer pedestrian green flow, et at 5 minutes walk to the sea and public and private beaches by the scenic pedestrian streets of Old Nice, near the beautiful Castle Park, and newest areas of the city. *About the APARTMENT:

Zen Om apartment open plan, is very tidy, nicely renovated and decorated, with modern & antique, and well equipped. With 3 distinctive areas: living, sleeping: bedroom area , and shower room (closed of course), and kitchen. View of pedestrian street, roofs of Old Nice, the blue sky, birds, and the distant sounds of the church bell…

Wooden floor. Natural ventilation by double exposures. Cosy living area, shower-room with toilet, fully equipped open small kitchen, quiet bedroom. 40 m2 or 431 Sq ft. well layout, 4th floor, in a walk-up small building made of five floors, easy low stairs and well ventilated staircase, and intercom. EQUIPMENT: Reliable WIFI, AC monobloc, Cables TV, DVD, Hifi, washing machine, multifunction oven, microwave. 3 fans. Linen included in Maintenance fee. For winter, a relaxing electric fire-place and electric heaters.

You will find a very tidy and clean apartment. The following linen is scrupulously changed and included in the Management & Maintenance fee: protecting mattress and pillows, sheets, 2 pillow cases, 1 bath mat, 2 large and 2 small towels, 1 kitchen cloth.

Available for your comfort in the apartment: Beach umbrella, umbrella (although rarely used), some sealed bags of coffee for your arrival, tea, sugar, one roll of toilet paper, and cleaning products.

SPECIAL WELCOME:

I’m pleased to offer 30 minutes French language practice, free of charge, optional of course. Sort of a gift “to take with you”. Im an experienced French language teacher, native French with also American nationality. And, if you wish to study or improve your skills during your holiday, I propose special rates for my guests, or for Bilingual assistance. My teaching site: http://francoiseduffau.com

For the check-in and check-out, I like also to be present, to welcome my guests and introduce the apartment, Nice and areas. I’ve designed Zen Om book including tips and suggestions, and the Apartment’s Manual in French and English languages to answer potential questions on the apartment. Maps, guides and brochures on Nice and areas are also available for consultation.

The renovated public swimming pool Saint Francois is in the next street.

The apartment is at the beginning of a small bright pedestrian street, Ruelle Saint Francois, perpendicular to the pedestrian Place Saint Francois facing the park Promenade du Paillon, near also Place Garibaldi.

Importantly and rare in Old Nice, the strategic location allows various paths to the apartment: either just in crossing the street, by the Garden/Promenade du Paillon, leading to the sea, featuring trees, plants, fountains, water sprays, or by the charming historic small pedestrian streets of Old Nice, also by the Bd Jean Jaures,for a faster walks, all transportations, tram (stop: Cathedrale Vielle Ville), city bikes, the “Parking des Arts” located under the Théâtre National of Nice on Promenade des Arts, just in crossing the street ; and allows a fast exit from the city, to go sightseeing.

From Zen Om, you can go by foot all over Nice. The public transportation system is really well organized, renting a car is therefore optional at least for the first days of your stay.

SPECIAL MONTHLY RATES: For January and February 2015: Please inquire.

PAYMENT METHODS:

Rental directly with the owner, myself, therefore legal, and secured rental.

At booking payment of Rental: Either Online by Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover cards) or through PayPal, for American Express cards also as Homeway doen't accept Amex, a Paypal account is not needed, or by bank wire transfer in Euros or Dollars.

At check-in only, payment of:

a) Refundable security, returned at check-out: in cash, Euros or equivalent US bank check, travelers. Upon guests’ request at when paid at booking, refunded within a week after departure,

b) 90 E Management/maintenance fee including linen.

Please note that automatic translations by sites are not perfect. Please do not hesitate to contact me, if in your language the translation is unclear. Thank you.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Françoise Duffau (Owner) (Owner)
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About Françoise Duffau (Owner)

It a pleasure for me as the owner to welcome my guests at Zen Om and to give tips and information on the area. Also, please note that as an experienced French language teacher, native French with American nationality, I pleased to offer to my guests an optional 30 minutes French language session, my teaching site

I’m a freelance French language teacher, in New York City, I taught at Baruch College and Sanofi Synthelabo, for over 8 years. I teach also English as a second language and Hatha Yoga. I’m native French with also American nationality, now offering French classes in Nice, Distance learning through Skype and Bilingual Assistance, I give also French language workshops in USA.

Nowadays, I live in beautiful Nice after few years in Paris, and 16 years in New York City. I choose to live in Nice, as it is at the same time, a village (where the apartment is located), a city with an interesting cultural life and also it is very beautifully close to the nature and the magic Mediterranean blue Sea.

I like very much to travel, the nature, have a special attraction for Asia, where I often take trips and like also to volunteer teaching.

I really love Zen Om apartment when I stay at times, a very cosy and relaxing apartment and its typical, safe, extremely convenient and friendly neighborhood in Old Nice (Vieux Nice), where everything needed is around. The new park by the apartment, just crossing the street called Promenade du Paillon and also Coulée Verte (pedestrian green flow), is amazing, and very relaxing. I like also very much to be at few minutes from the sea and beaches and to feel the atmosphere of the Old Nice, so close from the nature. And enjoy the specially good climate in this beautiful part of France, where there are unlimited things to discover.

It is a pleasure for me to do my best to make my guests feel at home at Zen Om and in order for them to enjoy at best their holidays.

Françoise Duffau (Owner) purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Françoise Duffau (Owner) chose Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)

When searching for a property to buy, I felt immediately in love with the apartment and its feeling of peace, comfort and familiarity, its layout as a 1 BR open plan, double exposures, the view of the sky and birds over the roofs of Old Nice, and the romantic sound of the distant church bells.

And its typical, very strategic and safe area in Old Nice, between sea and garden, where everything is available around and where it is possible to go everywhere walking.

Just exciting the building, are located the best bakeries, gourmet food shops, restaurants and cafes, and great food and antique markets. While quiet, it is at the center of all entertainments, cultural life, and transportation.

*Also, rare asset in the Old Nice, the apartment’s location allows various accesses, offering therefore only the advantages to be in Old Nice:

For relaxing walks through the charming historic pedestrian streets of Old Nice leading to the Mediterranean Sea in 5 minutes,

Also reaching the amazing Castle Park overlooking the Promenade des Anglais and the Baie des Anges. in less than 10 minutes,

Or by the Boulevard J. Jaures, for a faster walk, where, tram, buses, including the 20 minutes airport bus, parking are located,

Also allowing a fast exit to the city to visit around,

Furthermore, just crossing the street, the new relaxing Garden/Promenade du Paillon or Coulée Verte (pedestrian green flow), adds an incredible asset to the apartment.

Why Nice? After 6 years in Paris and 16 years in New York City, I chose to relocate to the French Riviera, full of happy child’s memories beauties and sun! I felt Nice called “Nice la belle” (the beautiful), perfect, as it is at the same time a village, where the loft is located in the Old Nice, a city with an interesting cultural life, and by the beautiful blue Mediterranean Sea and the best climate in France, the light and nature superb and the typical places to visit numerous. The public transportation is great and a car is really also optional.

What makes this apartment unique

A full immersion… As a welcome to my guests, I’m pleased to offer a free optional 30 minutes French language practice, and special rates. My teaching site: francoiseduffau.com and to welcome my guests and to give information as needed.

Zen Om 1 BR open plan apartment is very cosy, with a peaceful atmosphere, going with the warm sound of distant church bell, the view of the small street, birds, blue sky, over the roofs of Old Nice. Carefully furnished and equipped, bright and quiet, with double exposure allowing cross ventilation. During winter you will enjoy the relaxing electric fire place and efficient heaters. Ideal for one or 2 people.

The immersion is guaranties in this historic, friendly, strategic and extremely safe location in Old Nice, living in a charming, and certainly very clean and tidy home. As I’m staying at times at Zen Om, I look after it carefully, and wish for my guests to feel at home as well. Only the benefits to be in Old Nice: the apartment is quiet, and at the center of all entertainments, shopping, near transportation, and rare in Old Nice, allowing various accesses. * Close to the nature: The beautiful and relaxing Garden/Promenade du Paillon, a 1 kilometer pedestrian green flow, just crossing the street. The sea and beaches, at 5 minutes walk through the charming pedestrian streets. The beautiful Castle Park and the newest parts of Nice at 10 minutes walk.

All needed is around: just exciting the building: the best bakeries, gourmet food, cafes restaurants, food and antique markets. Surrounded by landmarks, cultural life and entertainments, the Museum of Modern Art, public library, movies, theaters, opera. St Francois indoor swimming pool next street. At 2 minutes walk: tram, stop Cathedrale Vielle Ville, train station: 4 tram stops, all transportation, airport bus, pay Parking des Arts (just crossing street), city bike stands, and fast exit from the city. Apartment manual in English and French, guidebooks. I wish for my guests the

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Charming & Relaxing by Park & Sea in lively Historic Old Nice
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews
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Charming & Relaxing by Park & Sea in lively Historic Old Nice
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+33 6 07 60 07 09
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice
5

A precious find in Nice !!

  • 5 of 5
I had the opportunity to rent this apartment recently, from april 24 to 29, 2013, and am still feeling the charm of my wonderful stay. Whenever I travel and intend to stay for several days at my destination, I rent an apartment and I must say that this rental was one of my nicest experiences ever.

Impeccably clean, tastefully decorated and extremely convenient from every standpoint. It couldn't be better situated. While it is located in the Old Town, it is on a quiet side street yet set in the heart of all of the lively atmosphere that people expect to find during a vacation in Nice. Furthermore, I returned "home" late practically every night from nearby entertainment and always felt safe. It's location in the Old Town makes it easily accessible via two different tram stops, and there is practically nothing that can't be reached a short stroll away: Place Garibaldi, the sea and beaches, the newest parts of the town, the port, wonderful food markets and antique shops, bakeries, grocery stores, great gourmet food shops, restaurants, cafes, public transportation to museums, Monaco, Menton, Cannes, Italy and more. Although the transportation system is great in Nice to visit around by train and buses, on my next visit I may rent a car for a few days seeing that there is a paid parking garage right across the street.

The accommodation perfectly matched the description and pictures posted on the site, and it was even more attractive "in person". The owner has clearly designed everything to ensure comfort and convenience for her guests, including detailed instructions concerning the apartment and handy tips for visitors.The booking process was very straightforward, and the informative e-mails from the owner made my arrival and welcome at the apartment very easy. The airport bus stop is just across street.

I would highly recommend this apartment for anyone wishing to make the most of a stay in Nice, and I will surely return here on my next visit to the Côte d'Azur.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rodger, Thank you so much for your warm and positive feedback! I'm very glad you've enjoyed and appreciated my apartment and its strategic and lively location in Old Nice. The apartment is indeed charming and extremely well located. As you've noticed I do my very best to make my guests as comfortable as possible, and feeling at home. Therefore your compliments and wish to be back mean a lot to me. Welcoming my visitors in a tidy and clean apartment is essential for me. Also it is a mark of respect and thankfulness to my guests who have chosen my property for their holidays that I wish a wonderful, happy and relaxing experience. I'm very pleased to count you now among my regular guests. Thanks for your time sending your review. And welcome back home! I'm looking forward your visit again. With my warmest regards, Francoise
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Charming & Relaxing by Park & Sea in lively Historic Old Nice
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice
5

Very Cosy apartment, in authentic and quiet area o

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in July, and enjoyed very much our stay in this charming apartment, well and very nicely equipped and extremely clean, in a fantastic location. We felt like in a village, not a city.The living room is well furnished and bright, overlooking the small pedestrian quiet street, and the sky, with the sounds of the birds and discreet church’s bell, very romantic and relaxing indeed.The air conditioning is very appreciable although we didn’t use it all the time.The small kitchen is well equipped, and the bathroom. The bedroom area is quiet as well, we slept very well in the bed made of a wooden frame and soft mattress. We appreciated to find on our arrival, some tea and coffee, fresh water, beach umbrella, some toilet paper, and the cleaning products. Basically the photos and description of the site are absolutely faithful to the reality.

Also the area is probably the best to stay in Old Nice! It is quiet compare to the others parts that are often busy, specially during summer. The apartment is surrounded by landmarks, markets, gourmet shops, bakeries, cafes and restaurants, everything in fact. At few minutes nice walk from the sea, and just crossing the street this beautiful park with water fountains, where we liked to go. The transportations are just crossing the street, we could go everywhere very easily. The owner welcome us very nicely, and gave us precious touristic information. She made books on tourist infos including transportation schedules, and on the apartment, and plenty of guidebooks are available. We’ll be back! and highly recommended the apartment at all levels!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Florence and Lionel,
Thank you very much for your time writing the review, and you warm feedback. I’m really very glad you appreciated Zen Om and found everything you needed, cosy and comfortable. With the feeling indeed to be in a village and not a city although with everything available around and the charm of Old Nice.
I hope to have the pleasure of your visit again, and send you my best wishes. Francoise
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Charming & Relaxing by Park & Sea in lively Historic Old Nice
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice
5

Perfect ! 20/20

  • 5 of 5
We had already stayed at Zen Om for a previous holiday, couple of years ago, and wish to be back as we had a great experience. We found again the apartment very cosy, well equipped and maintained, with additional few extras. And also new very valuable assets, a very efficient air conditioning that we appreciated very much and use at times, and just crossing the street, the beautiful park Promenade du Paillon, a beauty!

Basically the description on the site and photos are absolutely accurate. The apartment is has a lot of charm, extremely clean, relaxing, with everything one could need, including in the small kitchen and the nice bathroom. The quiet bedroom area where we slept very well, has a bed with a wood frame and soft mattress. Everything is impeccable! The staircase of the building is well ventilated, the stairs are low and easy as advertised. We enjoyed the relaxing and peaceful atmosphere of the apartment, windows open, hearing the birds and far away bell of the church, we felt at home, and immersed in the authentic area. Francoise, the owner, created 2 manuals, about the main tourist informations and schedules, and the practical flat manual, a lot of guides and maps are also available. She obviously care about the comfort of her guests, welcome us warmly at the apartment although our schedule was uncertain as we were driving, and meet us also for goodbyes at check-out. The location is great! To go to the sea is only few minutes scenic walk, and just crossing the street, the new gorgeous park is very enjoyable. We waled everywhere. Although, it was the peak season in August, the area was still quiet, even when most of others parts of Old Nice and the city were noisy and crowded. The apartment is indeed well located in Old Nice, with also various paths to the apartment. Beautiful landmarks are around, food markets and antique, authentic gourmet food shops, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, at just few steps of the building, and all transportation. Buses (located just crossing the street) took us to villages and famous near cities, we went also by train, and use very much the city bikes, near by. We found at our arrival: Fresh water, some coffee, tea, sugar, toilet paper, beach umbrella and mats. We will be back again and are sending our friends ! We highly recommend this comfy apartment, its location, and management, and appreciated the warm welcome of Francoise and suggestions. Thanks Francoise for this wonderful holiday!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kate and Henry,

I was delighted to host you for the second time at Zen Om! Thank you very much for your recommendations and your time describing your stay for potential travelers.
It is a great reward for me to hear that my guests had a great holiday, and enjoyed the apartment, the authentic and strategic area, as I wish for them the best time and their visit again as you did. Glad also you appreciated the new efficient AC, and the new Park Promenade du Paillon, just crossing the street, another gem creation of the city of Nice.
As you wish to be back as you say, it will be a pleasure to meet you again, a very friendly and nice couple. Thank you also for having take good care of the apartment as it was yours. I hope you’re well back home, and send you my best wishes. With my warmest regards. Francoise
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice
Berkeley, CA
4

clean, charming studio in old Nice

  • 4 of 5
We had a pleasant vacation in Nice and would recommend this rental. It is a fourth flour walkup, so pack light. The place is very clean and pleasantly decorated. While you are in the middle of all the action, the studio is located on a quiet street. It has all the amenities you need for a relaxed stay in old Nice. The new ac unit is a welcome extra on hot nights. The owner is nice and helpful. If we would change anything, it would be the mattress and/or platform bed. It is comfortable enough for one or two nights, but not ideal for a longer stay like ours.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Evy and Wenn,
Thanks for your time writing the review, and your recommendation. I’m glad you appreciated the apartment and its strategic location.
I wish for my visitors the best time, and also for them to make their choice accordingly to their needs, therefore my guests are usually aware of the 4th floor, that I indicated clearly on the site, my letters, and contract accepted by guests before booking. The stairs are however low and the staircase very well ventilated.
As far as bed, it all depends on each one taste I suppose. On the numerous reviews collected from guests staying on average 7 nights, as the minimum stay is 5 nights, guests reported to have slept very well, and found the bed comfortable (except your review and maybe another). The idea, is to offer a bed adapted to the greatest number, a wood frame and soft mattress, recommended also by experts. Beside teaching French, I’m also a yoga teacher and very aware of postures, and when I stay at Zen Om I appreciate very much this bed, and need an alarm clock to wake up. So I suppose it’s difficult to satisfy everybody at this level.
Thanks for your visit again. With my best wishes, Françoise
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice
3

Buena localización, pero bastante ruidoso.

  • 3 of 5
Tiene una localización muy buena. Está en la ciudad vieja de Niza y cerca de todo. El apartamento, es bonito y agradable. Luminoso y perfectamente equipado. La propietaria está permanentemente pendiente de facilitarte la estancia y procurarte toda información. Al ser un cuarto piso sin ascensor, es mas recomendable para gente con buenas piernas o en forma.
Hemos estado ocho días, y dormir de un tirón sólo ha podido ser un día. Es uno de los problemas, que a nuestro juicio tiene. Puede ser la época, era verano, pero es complicado conciliar el sueño, si se tiene ligero. Los camiones de limpieza están ubicados en la plaza cercana y hacen bastante ruido de madrugada, las voces se oyen cercanas y el mercado de pescado que abre a las 6 de la mañana hacen complicado dormir de seguido.
Según nuestro criterio, un poco mas práctico el apartamento sería mejor. Se lo recomendaríamos a gente mas joven. Y lo pondríamos un poco mas barato.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Nieves y Javier,
Los 25 comentarios Homeaway de mis clientes anteriores de diversas edades, grado 5 estrellas sobre 5 en promedio, y la Taza de la Excelencia 2014 de TripAdvisor, confirman de hecho, la descripción del apartamento, acogedor, bien equipado y situado en una zona tranquila del casco antiguo de Niza , y su buena gestión.
Su comentario sobre el ruido es claramente una ocurrencia ocasional. Antes de partir me dijiste, de 1 noche perturbado por la conducta de una joven pareja en la calle, pero que ha decidido no utilizar el aire acondicionado y, por tanto, a dejar las ventanas abiertas. El uso del aire acondicionado o de ventilación y cerrar las ventanas equipadas con cristales dobles, se han aislado por completo, hasta los pájaros no se puede oír.
Luz? El apartamento cuenta con cortinas y persianas también.
Deseando para mis huéspedes las mejores vacaciones y que se seleccionan de acuerdo a sus necesidades, estoy muy específico sobre el 4 º piso en el sitio, mis cartas, y el acuerdo de que los clientes acepten antes de reservar. Por lo tanto mis huéspedes saber antes de reservar. El edificio cuenta con una escalera bien ventilado y las escaleras son de baja contrariamente a la mayoría de los otros edificios en casco antiguo de Niza.
Precio: Se corresponden con los criterios importantes. Zen OM se encuentra en una zona privilegiada y tranquila del casco antiguo de Niza, también está equipado con aire acondicionado, cómodas y bien equipadas.
Gracias de nuevo a ofrecer para reemplazar la cafetera italiana roto durante su estancia. Me alegré de poder reorganizar el tiempo de limpieza y el mío, que le permite permanecer más tiempo de lo previsto, aunque los próximos invitados llegaron el mismo día.
Para los futuros lectores: El apartamento se encuentra en una zona tranquila del casco antiguo de Niza, en el comienzo de una pequeña calle peatonal residencial con pocas escaleras, cerca también una plaza peatonal frente al parque, lejos de algunas zonas del casco antiguo de Niza a veces ruidosos en temporada alta. El mercado de la mañana avec ses 4 mesas y limpieza a partir de entonces, son desapercibidas. La recolección de basura es de distancia del apartamento, al final de la plaza peatonal cerca del boulevard y generalmente inadvertida.Casco antiguo de Niza es sin embargo en una ciudad y no el campo.Cualquier ruido accidental puede evita cerrando las ventanas con vidrios dobles y el aire acondicionado.Espero Google traducción ok.Atentamente
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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice
5

Gem in the heart of Old Nice

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I stayed in Nice for 6 nights in early July and decided to try an apartment rental vs a hotel as we both travel and work for hotel chains. We were looking for a different experience and really wanted to be immersed in the city. This apartment was exactly what we were looking for. We felt like locals well before our trip ended...we were 2-5 minutes walk to everything...food/drink/museums/bus stops/groceries/promenade/beach/entertainment... you name it! The apartment was exactly as it was represented online... no more and no less so no surprises. We both slept comfortably in this quaint apartment, the A/C was a really nice addition and both of us slept late into the morning without ever being awoken by outside noise. We were there during the World Cup too and there were parties going on at different times but again, never anything we noticed or that disrupted us at any time. A lot more quiet than your typical hotel room. We were looking for a different and unique experience and this location was perfect for us. I would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a similar and authentic experience! A lovely home as your home away from home!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rhonda,
I do appreciate your warm feedback and time to write this review as you must be very busy in NYC at this time.
Your opinion is very valuable to me as a guest and also as a expert working in the hotel industry, and a great reward, as I do my best for my guests to enjoy fully their holiday.
Therefore, I give detailed description on the site, photos and letters answering requests. And, I like to welcome my guests and give information, and have designed 2 manuals, on tourism information, tips, and practical info about the apartment for consultation at Zen Om.
The fact that I stay at times in the apartment, is also a key factor for a proper maintenance and any improvements.
Zen Om is indeed located in a quiet area of Old Nice, although in the city, this is very appreciable.
Please note for information, in the eventuality you speak to your friends about the apartment, I now offer a welcome gift to my guests: 30 minutes French language practice, or bilingual assistance, free of charge, if wished of course, either in Nice or through Skype. Kind of “a gift to go”. I’m an experienced French language teacher, http://francoiseduffau.com
Thanks again for your visit, feedback and recommendation.
I hope to have the pleasure of your visit again.With my warmest wishes, Francoise
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Colline du Château
"At 10 minutes walk from Zen Om apartment, the amazing and luxuriant Castle Park, overlooking..."
Cours Saleya
"At 5 minutes walk from the apartment trough the charming small streets of Old Nice, a great ..."
Nice mamac
"Just crossing the street by the apartment, the Museum of Modern Art and esplanade"
Place Massena
"Just by walking through the Coulee Verte called also Promenade du Paillon, in 10 minutes you..."
Place Garibaldi
"Just walking 2 minutes from the apartment, the historic Place Garibaldi, with great restaura..."
Coulée Verte
"Just by exciting the apartment's building and crossing the street, the wonderful garden/park..."
Vieux Nice
"(Please note it is misplaced in this google map). Zen Om apartment is located in a very stra..."
Promenade des Anglais
"From the apartment, at a short 5 minutes walk through the charming pedestrian street of Old ..."
Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
At 3 minutes walk to bus stop, 20 minutes ride
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
15 minutes walk
Nearest Train
0.2 Kilometres
2 minutes walk to tram: Cathedrale Vielle Ville
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Kilometres
5 to 10 minutes
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
5 minutes walk, Promenade des Anglais, Baie Anges
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Just getting out of the building
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
about 80 kilometers
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
about 10 kilometers
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Just getting out the building
Car: not necessary

In lively Old Nice, by Park & 5 min. walk to Sea

Charming Zen Om 1 BR apartment is wonderfully and very strategically located in a unique and lively historic part of old Nice, the heart of Nice city, near Cannes and Monaco, by the Mediterranean sea, on the French Riveria close to Italy.

In the neighborhood, you will feel really immersed in Nice and in France with a touch of Italy very close by. The quiet apartment loft style provides exclusively the benefits to be Old Nice as it is located:

- Located in a very strategic area of the heart of the city: Old Nice (Vieux Nice), surrounded by landmarks, and all needed around, shopping, transportation, culture.

- By the beautiful one kilometer long park/garden, Promenade du Paillon called also Coulée Verte (pedestrian green flow) leading to the sea and featuring a wide variety of trees, plants from all over the world, fountains, water sprays, by just crossing the street,

- Also, the Sea and public and private Beaches on the famous Promenade des Anglais and Baie des Anges, at 5 minutes walk going through the small charming streets of Old Nice,

- The superb Castle Park overlooking the bay, at less than 10 minutes walk,

- The newest parts of Nice, like Jean Medecin, Acropolis convention and exhibition center, by a close walk,

- Surrounded by beautiful and historic landmarks and museums,

- The museum of modern art and the public library, are just there crossing the street,

- The renovated public swimming pool Saint Francois is just next street.

- While quiet, at the center of all entertainments, cultural events and activities, shopping and transportation. Just exiting the building are located the best bakeries, gourmet food boutiques, food markets, supermarkets, restaurants and small cafes, shopping, antique markets, bookstores, theaters, cinemas, museums.

The apartment’s small bright pedestrian street is called Ruelle Saint Francois, by the historic pedestrian Place Saint Francois facing the Garden/Promenade du Paillon, and the Place Garibaldi.

* Importantly and rare in Old Nice, the strategic location of the apartment allows to choose various accesses to the apartment just exciting the building:

Either by the various charming pedestrian streets of Old Nice, the beautiful Garden/Promenade du Paillon, or the boulevard Jean Jaures, for a faster walk and where you will find at 3 minutes walk: the tram (stop: Cathedrale Vielle Ville) going to the train station Gare Thiers in 4 stops, all transportation, buses, the 20 minutes ride airport bus (stop Lycee Massena), city bikes rental stands, the pay Parking des Arts just crossing the boulevard; and an easy exit to the city to visit around.

By the apartment, buses and trains, will take to known cities, like Cannes, Monaco, the back country and villages. A car is therefore optional and not necessary at least during few days while visiting Nice, although the pay Parking des Arts is just at 2 minutes walk, crossing the Bd, under the Theatre of Nice.

Around Nice:

The apartment is a good base to visit, prestigious cities, like Cannes, Monaco, typical villages and a wide variety of beaches, either by buses, trains or car. Also, the wonderful back country, Provence, hills and mountains, the famous Mercantour National Parc. You will have many wonderful opportunities for relaxing walks or more athletic hiking, where the beautiful landscapes and light will reveal to you.

And during winter, you will enjoy in the loft the relaxing fireplace electric system and very efficient electric heaters. And if you like skiing, resorts are really very near, like: Valdeblore, Valberg, Isola 2000, at about 80 to 90 kilometers.

A wide range of international and national companies fly to Nice including AF, EasyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Alitalia, Iberia, etc..

In essence, from the apartment, you will have a huge range of possible choices for your vacation and will be very close to the nature, with or without car. And will enjoy for certain, like many painters as Matisse, who lives part of his life in Nice, the beauty of the landscapes and light.

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Availability & Rates

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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season 2
Sep 17 2014 - Oct 6 2014
4 night minimum stay
€112
€700
 
 
Low Season 2
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
€106
€650
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
€118
€720
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€720
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Payment of Rental at booking: Either Online by Credits cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), or PayPal (for Amex also).
At check-in, both: 250 E( 1 week & 5 nights) Security deposit Returned at check-out (easier for both), and 90 E management/maintenance fee for person in charge, including linen.The quote therefore includes rental only. However, security deposit can be paid at booking also.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Intercom System
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Nice and quiet renovated bathroom with shower, toilet, small window for good ventilation and light. 2 large and 2 small towels and 1 bathmat are included in the management/maintenance fee. To get by one roll of toilet paper and cleaning products, a small bar of local bathroom soap.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleep 2
  • Quiet bedroom area with window on small courtyard, open on living area as Zen Om is a 1BR open plan with 3 distinctive areas: living, sleeping with BR, shower room (closed of course), and kitchen. Comfortable bed for two people (140 centimeters X 200 centimeters ), queen size bed, wood frame and soft mattress, recommended by experts. One side of bed by window against wall. Alarm clock, lamps, closet, shelves. Fresh linen scrupulously changed including: 1 protecting mattress and 2 protecting pillows, 1 bottom and top bed sheets, blanket and cover bed. Cross ventilation by double exposure, fans and AC available. The windows of the apartment can also stay open during the days and nights as it is very safe and on the 4th floor of a building made of five floors.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • festivals
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Special welcome: I offer 30 minutes optional French language practice, free of charge. Sort of a gift “to go”. I'm an experienced French language teacher, native French with also American nationality. And, if you wish to study or improve your skills during your holiday, I propose special rates for my guests, or for Bilingual assistance. Teaching site: http://francoiseduffau.com For the check-in and check-out, I like to be present to welcome my guests and introduce the apartment, Nice and areas. I’ve designed Zen Om book including tourist tips, suggestions, and practical infos. And the Apartment’s Manual in French and English languages to answer potential questions. Maps, guides and brochures on Nice and areas are also available for consultation. Zen Om is cosy, very tidy and clean. The linen is scrupulously changed. You will feel immersed in a lively (quiet apartment), authentic and strategic area in Old Nice surrounded by landmarks, sea, and Parks. With various paths to the flat.
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