Sea views, sunny and perfectly located in a quiet part of Villefranche-sur-Mer
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I have lived in Villefranche-sur-Mer for over 10 years, so if you would like to know what to do, or, where to go, or, where to play tennis, or, how to go on a wine tour, or, walking tour, or, cooking course, or French course, etc. please do not hesitate to ask me.
Why Owner chose Villefranche-sur-Mer
La Rade studio is perfectly located in Villefranche-sur-Mer within easy walking distance of all your requirements. It benefits from being in a luxury building of 12 apartments at the end of a private road in an exclusive, quiet and peaceful part of Villefranche-sur-Mer. There is a lovely communal swimming pool and parking on the private street. This is a perfect well-priced spacious studio. Aimed at : - couples - young families - students of the Institut de Francais - fans of the Monaco Grand Prix - fans of the Cannes Film Festival - business people - long stay renters - dog owners - perfect as a winter sun pied-à-terre if you live in Northern Europe
What makes this Apartment unique
Location : La Rade studio is perfectly located in Villefranche-sur-Mer : - 5 minutes walk to the boulangerie, bank, pharmacy and newspaper shop, local market, - 5 minutes walk to the bus stop into Nice or Monaco (costing Eur 1.50 p/p), - 7 minutes walk to the nearest beach in La Darse, - 5 minutes walk to the closest bar/restaurant, - 10 minutes walk into the old town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, - 10 minutes bus / car ride to Nice, - 20 minutes bus / car to Monaco, - 15 minute walk via the beach to the train station (trains to Nice, Cannes, Monaco and Italy) View : The view of the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer is hypnotic from the terrace. Swimming Pool (open May - October): A lovely swimming pool with a large terrace with stunning views of the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer, a perfect place to top up your tan or keep your child busy. Parking : Villefranche-sur-Mer is notorious for its difficult parking. There is private street parking with the studio should you wish to rent or use your car. Facilities : The linen, kitchen equipment, WiFi and air con/heating are all high standard. Price : The price reflects affordability. Please contact us for a discount for long stays. End-of-Stay Final Cleaning : 50.00 on departure.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Was beautiful and clean
Would stay here again
Thank you Renee, we look forward to having you to stay in the near future. All the best.
Perfect escape for a relaxing break
Well equipped and spacious apartment with lovely sea view. Shame the pool was not yet in use though.
Great location, did lots of walking and easy to access and explore by bus or train, car not necessary.
Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to having you to stay again. I am sorry the swimming pool was not open for your stay. It usually opens around mid-May.
Fabulous studio in great location
Accommodating and helpful hosts.
Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to having you to stay again. Happy travels!
Great pool, quiet studio
We stayed here in August 2016, we loved the pool and the fact that we were not too far from the beach. The studio was spacious (for a studio) the beds comfortable and reasonably new. The view was fantastic but it was a shame there wasn't more of it due to the design of the building. Parking was easy. My husband was particularly impressed by the fact that we were not disturbed at all by our neighbours, important when you are not used to living in an apartment. Overall great location and amenities.
Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to having you stay again.
Aussicht vom Balkon
Alles war wunderschön. Die Lage des Objekts einmalig. Man war sehr schnell am Hafen in der Stadt und in der Altstadt. Auch die Ausstattung war einwandfrei. Leider hat der Architekt den Balkon völlig verplant, da man nicht besonders viel von der schönen Bucht sieht. Man fühlt sich etwas beengt und hätte das schöner lösen können, z. B. in dem man den Balkon bis nach vorne zu den anderen verlängert. Aber das war auch das einzige Manko.
Rekommendation av La Rade
En mycket ljus trevlig lägenhet med fin utsikt över viken. Bra med information både av ägaren innan och i lägenheten på plats. Vi har haft en underbar vistelse och lär komma tillbaka.
Throughout the year there are many different local events to join in. From February onwards commencing with the colourful "Bataille des Fleurs" in Villefranche sur Mer and Nice, the Carnival in Nice, the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix in May.
There is a twice weekly market in the heart of Villefranche-sur-Mer with fresh vegetables, cheese and salamis or take a trip to the larger markets in Italy, a 25 minute train trip.
For those who like beaches there are many beaches with super restaurants, some catering for children with lots of water activities, others catering for adults with sophisticated outdoor beach dining.
The best way to enjoy the day is to hire a day boat from the Dark Pelican in Villefranche and dive in the deep bays off St Jean Cap Ferrat, taking lunch in Eze bord de Mer or Cap d'Ail. All the kids love it, especially those over 25!!
In the evening, walk down to Villefranche via the castle walk. On one side there is the bay with beautiful yachts bobbing on the bay, if you are lucky the moon will be rising behind St Jean, on the other side of the path, the fabulous walls of the castle (don't wear high heels the path is cobble stones!).
If you like films, arguably there are two of the best cinemas on your door step. The open-air castle cinema in Villefranche and the fabulous cinema in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, walk along the beach, it takes about 30 minutes but is worth it (find out times and which films are in english from the Tourist office in Villefranche).
There is so much to do from fabulous shopping to just sitting and watching. Lots of amazing walks, to your right into Nice or to your left into Beaulieu sur Mer and around St Jean Cap Ferrat.
Once you have been you will want to stay and if you want to improve your French, the best French school is on your door step, the Institut de Francais. It is a magical place to visit.