L'ART DES AMIS- DELUXE PENTHOUSE W. SOUTH-FACING TERRACE/ MUSICIENS/ NICE

Don Corliss and Franklin Reed

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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L'ART DES AMIS- DELUXE PENTHOUSE W. SOUTH-FACING TERRACE/ MUSICIENS/ NICE

Musicians' Quarter Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, LR, kitchen, bath w. tub & shower, 2 balconies; sleeps 3

L'Art des amis (the art of friends) is a beautiful one-bedroom penthouse apartment on the 6th floor (7th U.S.) with a large south-facing terrace of a beautiful Belle Époque building in the Musicians Quarter in central Nice, 5 blocks off the beach, directly behind the Negresco Hotel. Step into the antique cage elevator and be swept up to a romantic vacation escape you will never forget! Facing south, warm sunlight floods the apartment from morning till sunset. French doors in the living room, kitchen, and bedroom open onto balconies where you will enjoy the breezes and rooftop views towards the sea. (That French flag you see fluttering in the distance tops the Negresco.) The art of personal friends is featured throughout.

Remodeled to bring it closer in feeling to the architecture of the Belle Époque period, the apartment features new wood flooring in the living room and bedrooms and period tile set in the entry and kitchen. The kitchen cabinetry has been completely replaced and matching wainscoting installed along with all new appliances and granite countertops. Step through the French door onto to balcony and enjoy petit déjeuner in the sun at your café table for two. Dishes, glassware, flatware, espresso maker and kitchen utensils are all provided should you choose to try your hand at Niçoise cooking. The living room features a black George Nelson-inspired couch for 3 and a comfortable modern 'lipstick' armchair. Flat screen TV, DVD, and internet access provided. The glass coffee table design is by Isamu Noguchi (1948), end tables by Eileen Gray (1927), and glove table lamp by Wilhem Wagenfeld (1924.) While this is actually an 'adult' apartment experience, children are welcome!

Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
Don Corliss and Franklin Reed (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Don Corliss and Franklin Reed

We live in Seattle, Washington USA and when we are here, we are dreaming about our next visit to Nice. We are avid francophiles and do our French lessons everyday. Here's a link about us and our property: http://www.frenchentree.com/fe-wemadeit/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=781

Don Corliss and Franklin Reed purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Don Corliss and Franklin Reed chose Musicians' Quarter

Angels brought us to our 'dream in the sky!' Our finder Rebecca Russell was one (www.coteabode.com) and the Niçois selling agent the other. His name was Ange and he flew up the 7 flights of stairs to meet us there while we went up in the caged elevator. He had wings, because he met us at the top when the elevator arrived. We were captivated by the apartment's charm and views. You just know when it's right! More about our buying experience: http://www.frenchentree.com/fe-wemadeit/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=781

What makes this apartment unique

180 degree rooftop views and centrally located to walk to every area of Nice in minutes. Close to the grocery store. Close to a large park. Close to local restaurants. Peaceful neighborhood. Charming caged elevator and old-world charm. Seriously, what's not to love!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were three generations having holiday in Nice: grandmother,daughter and granddaughter in just 10 months. We knew we would spend a great deal of time outdoors in the wonderfull City, but also would enjoy indoor-life in the appartment we rented. L'art des amis seamed to be the right choise from the describsions in Homeaway pages. AND...it fullfilled all our expentations:-). The appartment was just as nice, beatiful, well equiped, and "french artistic" as the pictures and the describsions claimed. With the wonderfull, great balcony - sunlight from early morning till evening - the appartment was exactly what we had wished it to be. We had a wonderfull family vacation with 5 nights stay in Nice. Everything about having the keys and arrival/departing the appartment, were in the best hands of Sara Jane from Promholliday. She was very helpfull and kind. Since we arrived early in the day, and traveled with a baby she took care of us having the appartment some hours earlier than expected. She also were very helpfull when the internet-acces were out off order,- due to an unplugged wire;-)). A baby crib we rented, was placed in the appartment when we arrived and functioned just fine. We also were welcomed by a bottle of wine in the fridge;-).

All email corrspondance with the owner Don Corliss about payment and helpfull informations was a great pleasure.

We Can only give our best recommandations to this wonderfull "place in the sky" . We already are planning a new trip to Nice and we are absolutely sure that the place we want to stay in is in wonderfull L'art des amis.
Apr 2013
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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L'ART DES AMIS- deluxe PENTHOUSE w. south-facing terrace/ Musiciens/ Nice
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L'ART DES AMIS- deluxe PENTHOUSE w. south-facing terrace/ Musiciens/ Nice
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969983
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Musicians' Quarter Nice
5

Excellent as always

  • 5 of 5
This was the third time we selected the l'Art des Amis for our summer stay in Europe. Everything was as expected and just perfect!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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L'ART DES AMIS- deluxe PENTHOUSE w. south-facing terrace/ Musiciens/ Nice
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969983
+1 206 329-5996
Musicians' Quarter Nice
5

Nice at it's best

Nice at it's best
  • 5 of 5
Perfect location and also the apartment is the best place to spend your time in nice, we couldn't have imagined something better! Also the kitchen was ideal, everything you need is there. The only thing that could have been a bit better is the tidiness of the toilet and the bathroom.

We spent a wonderful time at l'art des amis!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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L'ART DES AMIS- deluxe PENTHOUSE w. south-facing terrace/ Musiciens/ Nice
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969983
+1 206 329-5996
Musicians' Quarter Nice
5

Fabulous! Already planning my next trip!!!

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is spacious, open and the balcony's are terrific! Close to the beach, there's a market downstairs at the corner, and the kitchen is easy to cook in... For 2 people the perfect and relaxing apartment. Will definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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L'ART DES AMIS- deluxe PENTHOUSE w. south-facing terrace/ Musiciens/ Nice
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969983
+1 206 329-5996
Musicians' Quarter Nice
5

Gorgeous apartment! We're moving in!!!

Gorgeous apartment! We're moving in!!!
  • 5 of 5
It was a gorgeous and spacious apartment with lots of balconies and beautifully decorated. We loved this apartment and felt very comfortable there! The owner's gave us thorough instructions for the apartment as well as recommendations for restaurants which was so helpful. It was a perfect location; it was 5 blocks or so to the sea and lots of great restaurants, supermarkets and shops within walking distance from the apartment. Would definitely stay there again. Move over boys, because we're moving in!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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L'ART DES AMIS- deluxe PENTHOUSE w. south-facing terrace/ Musiciens/ Nice
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+1 206 329-5996
Musicians' Quarter Nice
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5

Great accommodations

  • 5 of 5
L'Art des Amis is a great apartment. The south facing balconies are relaxing places to sip local Provence wine. The apartment has all the amenities necessary for a pleasant stay. The bathroom is large and well designed, as so is the bedroom. This location is well situated in Nice, since most of the attractions are walking distance away. We had a very enjoyable stay and would definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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L'ART DES AMIS- deluxe PENTHOUSE w. south-facing terrace/ Musiciens/ Nice
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p969983
+1 206 329-5996
Musicians' Quarter Nice
5

My home in Nice away from home in Seattle.

  • 5 of 5
The vacation: It's Nice! The Mediterranean, 6 blocks away, so much to see, enjoy, explore, discover. And the food and the restaurants...friendly people in the town - all equated to magic.
L'art des amis: spotlessly clean, enchanting views toward the ocean and hills; hostess who gave us the tour and explained how everything worked was friendly, helpful and charming. The building has a quaint elevator, which has been upgraded but retains it's 1920's charm. Perfection, perfection, perfection. We are already planning our return trip! I would recommend this to anyone.
A fellow South African lives in a palace in Monaco. I would suggest she consider L'art des amis for when she comes to Nice.
Seriously, I have been telling my friends about this penthouse, confident that they would fall under her spell. 7 stars out of 5. Mike and Deb, Seattle WA
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Musee Marc Chagall
"Chagall will dazzle you with is spiritually inspired color and movement!"
Acchiardo (Chez)
"This family owned and run restaurant is my favorite. Niçois classic food and is a must do o..."
Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas
Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain
"One of the best, if not the best for viewing modern in Nice. Exhibits include the patented ..."
Bistrot d'Antoine
"Make a reservation well in advance and enjoy one of the best meals you can fine in Nice!"
Le Safari
"Great for people watching while enjoying some local favorites. Located right on the Cours S..."
Le Victor Hugo
Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice International Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nice Port
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
SNCF Gare Central http://www.sncf.com/fr
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Junction 50 Route A8
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Multiple beaches off Promenade des Anglais
Nearest Barpub
240 Metres
Bar-Tabac Le Verdi
Nearest Ski
91 Kilometres
Isola 2000 Ski Resort http://winter.isola2000.com
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Country Club of Nice www.golf-club-nice.com
Nearest Restaurant
190 Metres
Le Victor Hugo
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in the Quartier Musiciens (Musicians Quarter) in central Nice, a well-kept, stylish, residential quarter 5 blocks from the sea and famous Promenade des Anglais- the perfect place to stroll as visitors have done for more than a century. The busy shopping/restaurant areas of rue Massena and Avenue Jean Medecin are 10-15 minutes on foot and the wonderful 'Old Town' a 20 minute stroll for dinner! Nearby on Boulevard Victor Hugo is the Jardin d'Alsace Lorraine, a quiet garden respite. Downtown terrain is basically flat which makes walking a pleasure!

A car is definitely not needed to enjoy your vacation in Nice. Train and bus service is easily available for visits to other wonderful Riviera sites and in addition Auto-Bleue, a short-term electric rental car service has autos available in the block next to the apartment. For information see their site at www.autobleue.org. At the top of the screen you can choose an English translation of the page.

TRANSPORTATION to & from airport:

Airport Express- take bus 99 (8AM to 9PM) toward Gare Nice Ville SNCF & get off Thiers/Gambetta, a 15 minute ride. Also can take bus 98 (6AM to midnight) to Gare Routière & get off at Gambetta/Promenade. It's a bit further from the apartment. Cost is about €1.50 one way or €6 (at this writing) for a transportation day pass which includes buses & city trams.

PARKING: Closest is VinciPark MOZART/ 11, Avenue Auber. Contact M. Jean Claude Ferrari, +33 4 93 88 69 85 or email p060006@vincipark.com.

Other options: VinciPark LOUVRE/ 20, Boulevard Victor Hugo

or Parking Palmeira/ 47 Rue St. Philippe, +33 4 93 96 40 16.

Cheapest: Airport Secure Covered Parking, 7-8 euros/day,

www.SmartParkingLimited.com.

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Availability & Rates

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Musicians' Quarter Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$150
$875
$2,800
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
$700
$2,100
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$150
$875
$2,800
 
 
Summer
May 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,500
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$125
$700
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Notes Late night or late arrival check-in fee apply and is payable directly to Prom'Holiday (key & changeover service) at time of check-in. Check-in time is after 16:00 and check-out is 10:00 (am). Damage Protection Insurance available for U.S. residents only at a nominal fee. A $500 refundable damage deposit is required for all others.
Please contact owner for a 3 day request.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Musicians' Quarter Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 51 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The large bath off the bedroom is fully-tiled and includes both a large tub and separate glass-doored shower. The washer and and dryer (european combination unit) is located under the bathroom vanity. The newly remodeled toilet/WC of the apartment is in a small separate room off the tiled entry to the apartment allowing easy access from all rooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large bedroom suite with adjoining bath. French doors open onto a separate 'private' balcony off the bedroom. The romantic Queen-sized canopy bed is the perfect place to end a fabulous day on the Riviera! The bedroom is also furnished with an antiqued white armoire, dresser, desk, bedside table and a reading light. Note: the living room couch converts to a 'double' bed that will sleep an additional 1-2 people. A frosted glass door closes to provide privacy should the living room be used as a bedroom and the french doors to the balcony may be opened there too allowing both sleeping areas access to the fresh Mediterranean breeze.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
NO AIR CONDITIONING - The Riviera is known worldwide for its wonderful climate. Average temperature is rarely too high (average high July/August is 81-82 degrees F/ 27-28C with a low of 68 degrees F/ 20C.) For those who are heat sensitive, we remind you that French doors in each room open to allow circulation, but that NO AIR CONDITIONING has ever been required in the apartment. Fans are also provided for your comfort. Nice Weather - http://www.holiday-weather.com/nice/averages/

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

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