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Exquisite waterside apartment, 3 mins Monaco, direct access to sea from garden

Cap-d'Ail, France
  • Apartment753 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 9 nights

Luxury apartment, for a truly wonderful holiday on the French Riviera.

Waterside apartment Literally Next to the Sea ‘Pieds dans l'eau’ and only 3 minutes to Monaco by train...station 5 minutes away on foot...the best of all worlds.

2016 is fast becoming our most successful year yet with returning guests booked from the USA, Switzerland, UK and Russia..all enjoying our home as much as we do.

This is our luxury home from home that sits right on the Mediterranean, CLICK LINK FOR BING MAP http://binged.it/1gh6mnn only a short glorious walk along the foreshore to Monaco, or a three minute train ride from arguably the train station with the most beautiful view in the world!

With multi million pound villas on either side of us, this is a very rare apartment on the top floor of the building, which gives spectacular sea views out of every window. see the link to Youtube video here ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpxxiWngg1E ) There is nothing more relaxing than falling off to sleep with the sound of waves breaking with a light breeze coming in through the arched French windows.

Complete renovation

We have only just finished completely refurbishing this apartment to a very high standard, as it’s our intention to live in the apartment once we reach retirement in a year or two. We have tried to incorporate everything that we wish for ourselves- top of the range smart Sonos sound system with Amina invisible speakers throughout to keep the apartment clutter free, smart television with Wi-Fi, stone tiled luxury wet room, exquisite kitchen with high end appliances including a steam oven and combination oven, and Nespresso coffee machine. The balcony is a super place to watch the yachts and super yachts sail by, relaxing with a book and a glass of excellent Rose wine, either sitting at the wrought iron table or stretched out on the sun bed. The whole apartment is furnished with handmade bespoke furniture imported from England to fit the apartment. We have also installed double electric blinds inside and out for year round comfort. Everything that you would want in your own home from home!

Easy access

We chose this secluded apartment for ourselves because of its wonderful position, not only in relation to its breathtaking views, easy access to the sea, and sand at Plage Mala just around the corner where you can hire Jet Ski’s, kayaks or day boards etc, but also because of its ease of access to the whole of the Cote d'Azur, Nice, Monaco and the French Riviera. The train station is only a five minute walk away, also overlooking the Mediterranean, with frequent services to Monaco (3mins), Nice (18mins), Cannes (55mins) Ventimiglia, Italy (30mins). Both the train and bus rides are inexpensive and afford stunning views of both the sea and the Corniche.


The light in this part of the world has drawn so many artists over the years because of its amazing intense quality. You only have to mention Picasso, Matisse, Chagal amongst many others. Consequently there are many fine art galleries and museums displaying their work. The Villa Rothschild in Cap Ferrat is well worth a visit and is only 12 or so minutes away on the train. We enjoy walking in the Alpes Maritime in the spring and autumn; it’s a bit too hot in high season for us oldies!

World Class events

Another big attraction for us to this area is the number of world class events that take place throughout the year. There's the annual Monaco F1 Grand Prix, the biannual Historic Grand Prix that takes place two weeks before the main Grand Prix, the Monaco Tennis Tournament, International Boat Show, not to mention the Opera in both Nice and Monaco. Many world famous Rock and Pop stars give concerts here - no doubt because they too like to take time off and relax in this beautiful part of the world.

There's a little of everything here from the peace and serenity of the apartment to the bustle of the markets and night life in both Monaco and Nice and the small towns in between. It goes without saying that there is a lot of high class designer shopping in this region if you wish it!

A word of caution

A number of properties are listed on Home Away as being in Monaco when in fact they are not, Beausoleil, for instance is not close to the sea and is in France. I have noticed one listing where they have the moved the property on the map to the beach!

We take great pride in listing our apartment accurately in description and on the map.


Richard Reeves

Member Since 2014
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About Richard Reeves

Parked outside Castel d'Aglio in our little recently restored 1958 MGA...which, albeit a little quirky, is an ideal car to enjoy the fabulous sea and mountain views. We live 50/50 UK and France but at some point we plan to be here permanently in our little piece paradise. .

Richard Reeves purchased this Apartment in 2006

Why Richard Reeves chose Arrondissement de Nice

Fabulous views, next to the sea CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINKS;(Bing Map .http://binged.it/1gh6mnn).....( youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpxxiWngg1E ) convenience of the train station and super 3 minute access to Monaco by train, Nice, Beaulieu sur Mer, Cannes, Grasse, Villefranche, Italy. Only owning a yacht, or perhaps a helicopter...providing you can find somewhere to land, might be better.

What makes this Apartment unique

Many years ago we bought a holiday home in the Canaries, which frankly we rarely used and found that we were bored after a few holidays. We then spent sometime with our sailing boat in Cornwall...however the time taken to sail our boat for short holidays was considerable....and the weather was nearly always awful. But not wishing to give up on a holiday home abroad looked carefully at the map and decided that the Riviera was not far from many really beautiful European destinations. We took time out to explore the coastline from St Tropez to Menton. We had not seen a beach or town that we liked until we travelled East through Nice to Villefranche...and WOW we fell in love with Villefranche.....but the properties were not so great, in our price band and it was VERY busy with waves of tourists from the enormous cruise ships. We moved on to Beaulieu sur Mer and felt entirely at home...a beautiful small town with everything on our doorstep. Not wishing to make another mistake we bought a studio in 2000 to put a foot, tentatively, in the water. Just loved it and will never sell it. One of the really big deals that we discovered was having the train station only 5 mins, walking, from the studio. That gave us access to all the great places on the Riviera...and why is that important? Parking in the area can be tricky...access by rail is the key to the area....reasonably priced too! Only €2.00 to either Nice or Monaco!!! Why waste your precious holiday time spending a stressful hour trying to find a space to park. Why Castel d'Aglio Cap d'Ail We wanted a larger place and spent a couple of years looking for something special and they all had issues..too high and cold in the spring or/and just average. Then we found a neglected property NEXT TO THE SEA at a ridiculously high price...Castel d'Aglio...near the station. We have since totally renovated it to a high standard and it's now ready to be enjoyed.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, King size bed


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, bidet, Heated floor and Villeroy & Boch double vanity unit
        • Luxury fully stone tiled.... with Italian style walk in rain shower Villeroy & Boch double vanity unit, bidet and WC. Heated floor and towel rail.

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Mountain
          • Near The Ocean
          • Village
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Egyptian cotton bed linen
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Full Wi-Fi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Elevator
                        Top floor apartment
                      • Living Room
                      • Telephone
                        Use with Skype
                      • Towels Provided
                        Egyptian cotton towels
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        Washer drier combined
                      • Washing Machine
                        Washer drier combined together with washing detergents


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Nespresso capsule machine Grinder plus Cafetiere/French press
                          • Dishwasher
                            Built in
                          • Gourmet Kitchen
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully fitted hand made kitchen with steam oven, combination microwave oven, induction hob, fridge freezer.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Ample dishes and utensils for four
                          • Oven
                            Built in
                          • Pantry Items
                            Sugar, salt, pepper, coffee, tea.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Built in
                          • Stove
                            De Dietrich Induction
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining table for 4 and further dining table on balcony
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • MP3 Dock
                                  • Music Library
                                    Streaming with Sonos sound system. Load Sonos app on your tablet or smartphone...and then play your favorite music
                                  • Stereo
                                    The Sonos wireless system allows you to stream from the internet your Apple/Android Ipod or phone...Invisible Amina speakers built into sitting room. Please load the Sonos app on your iphone
                                  • Television
                                    LG 55' Smart TV, Netflix, Youtube.


                                      • Balcony
                                        12 sq metre balcony with dining table and 4 chairs together with sun lounger
                                      • Boat
                                        It is possible to rent a Jet Ski at Plage Mala when in season and boats can be hired in Beaulieu sur Mer
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        It is possible to rent at Plage Mala when in season
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Communal garden...access to sea through garden
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        A multitude of sports gear is available to rent at Plage Mala...it may also be possible hire diving equipment.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • museums
                                              • bay/sound
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • nude beach
                                              • reefs
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Please note, you can play your MP3's via our wireless Sonos system.....far better than an ordinary docking system!

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                24 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Excellent apartment in wonderful location

                                                                Michael G.

                                                                The third time I have stayed in this apartment and still as good as the first time, will always choose to stay here when in this part of the world.


                                                                Ludmila K.Moscow

                                                                Место и апартамент восхитительны.

                                                                Amazing views, right above a beautiful coast line

                                                                Alexandra S.

                                                                Stunning views from all the windows, and overall a very nice and quiet appartment. This was our second visit, and we will book again for next year for sure. Many thanks Richard!

                                                                Exceptional in every way

                                                                Sacha W.Hertfordshire

                                                                My husband & I stayed at this wonderful apartment at the end of May 2016. I'd booked it as a surprise for his birthday along with tickets for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

                                                                We had a bit of a wait for the keys (which we did in the nearby bar) but otherwise the whole process was seamless.

                                                                The apartment itself is absolutely beautiful and finished to impeccable quality. The views speak for themselves. I was honestly truly sad to leave this place after 5 utterly fabulous days.

                                                                Nearby is a really nice bar and delicious restaurant which we visited a few times. Walking distance up on the top of the hill is a pizzeria serving the most divine pizzas and ice cream.

                                                                The station is literally 3 minutes walk and a very short journey of a few more minutes straight into Monaco. No fuss or stress at all.

                                                                I would stay here again in a heartbeat and I would thoroughly recommend to anyone (that is worthy!).

                                                                Richard was great at communicating with details and tips etc and was most helpful throughout the process.

                                                                I need to go back very soon! Sorry my review took so long!!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Sacha,

                                                                Glad you enjoyed your stay in Castel d'Aglio we look forward to you returning again.

                                                                Best wishes


                                                                Amazing! Beautiful place

                                                                christy s.

                                                                Can't say enough great things about this property! Simply amazing!

                                                                Peaceful, beautiful

                                                                maria f.

                                                                Very clean, wonderful location - best seaview and helpful owner. Wanted to stay longer


                                                                Cap-d'Ail, France

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                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $0 - $14
                                                                24 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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                                                                For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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