Found in a super smart 1950's bourgois building, this apartment is decorated in cool shades of grey and white. It is upper ground floor level within a safe security gated domain set in lavish gardens. A well established Magnolia tree and mature shrubs tree giving privacy from the city streets. However the apartment is south facing so there is plenty of sunshine streaming in giving it a light, airy ambiance. Tall windows open up to give a view of the garden so you are almost 'outside'. (French custom prohibits sitting in the gardens).
This is unusually a two storey duplex with 2 bedrooms downstairs, the main full size bedroom, light and airy with ensuite facilities and masses of wardrobe space.
Upstairs is a large open plan, high ceilinged walk in kitchen/ living space, as is currently à la mode in Europe. The family size sofa opens up as a proper bed to sleep a 2nd/third person who would have the whole top floor to themselves (like a studio) and immediate access to the main bathroom.
The second bedroom is small, and normally a quiet reading room/study but with a double size sofa bed and concertina folding door which enables it to double up as a second bedroom for a child/teenager or an adult not requiring 100% privacy. This has a small glazed window and adjoins the main bedroom.
The convenience of city living: The advantage of city living is that everything is at your fingertips. There is a supermarket right on the side of the building (through a side gate) and the renowned Nice Etoile shopping centre is just one minute away.
In case of emergency the Hospital St Roch is in walking distance and they offer a walk-in emergency service for both health and dental emergencies.
If you have any mobility problems there is a tram virtually right outside which can take you up to the station or round to the old town and port. Dessange (the famous hairdressers in France) can be viewed behind the Magnolia tree if you fancy a trim!
There are many sophisticated restaurants in the area but if you want a livelier night life you can head for the old town. There are 3 cinemas just minutes away which usually offer one English film between them. We do offer English DVDs and English TV news channels. Full British TV can be watched on your computer/ipad with an internet link that we can provide.
The other great thing about this apartment is the privacy offered by the garden. It shelters from the city noise although we cannot deny it is there. There are electric shutters for nights and further security. There are no immediate neighbours as there are part time doctors on one side and the small entrance stairway on the other. It is only your good selves downstairs and the high ceilings means no noise from above. Please be aware though that noise travels easily on a warm evening with the windows open so please adhere to the 'no noise' rule after 10pm.
The main bedroom downstairs is (lower ground level) but offers a view of the garden and has good natural light. The double glazed windows mean its actually surprisingly quiet for a good night's sleep. The second bedroom is completely separate. There is emergency exit/ access to the downstairs main bedroom from door at back of wardrobe so you may feel secure should anything untoward occur on the upper level preventing exit.
A polished Mahogany spiral staircase connects the two floors which is beautiful (and definitely tempting to slide down) but this makes it not suitable for small children or the infirm. There is a landline phone both upstairs and down for the convenience of all and the WiFi will work downstairs as well as at the computer desk upstairs. Remember Landlines calls back home are totally free!!
WE HAVE ADDED A MOBILE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT IN THE MAIN BEDROOM AND FANS WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE OTHER ROOMS (during Summer months)