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Steps to Beaches & Promenade, Walk to old town, Sea View balcony & Great rates!

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


Gambetta Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)




Next to the world famous NEGRESCO HOTEL

is our charming, spacious & very bright two bedroom condo on the 2nd & top floor (US says 3rd flloor) of a typical turn-of-century 'Maison Nicoise.' It is a walk up with 2 flights of easy & wide stairs.

We have the entire top floor of this villa.

A beautiful large wrought-iron balcony - with a SEA VIEW, green wooden shutters, marble fireplaces, very high ceilings and a distinctive decor will delight you in this ideal location!

Most renters qualify our location as 'SUPERB'.

The apartment building is on the corner of Rue de France, a street lined with great shops, restaurants, and cafés.

It leads you into Zone Pietonne (upscale & lively pedestrian shopping and dining area), one of the festive spots of Nice.

THIS IS AN IDEAL LOCATION TO ENJOY THE MEDITERRANEAN! The sea front is steps away! There are both public and private beaches near to the apartment. Public beaches have showers. Private beaches in season (May to September) rent lounge pads and umbrellas.

Our condo is situated in one of the most pleasant parts of Nice, in upscale & residential surroundings, with many grocery stores & bakeries.

The area has belle-époque villas, art-deco apartment buildings and quaint little streets. The Palais Massena and its gardens are a short walk away. It is a superb museum reflecting the glorious 19th century life of Nice.

Wake up to fresh bread & croissants from the choice of boulangeries & patisseries (bakeries) below us.

This neighborhood has many little restaurants & shops where locals go. You will be immersed in the local lifestyle!

Frequent buses nearby will take to all other parts of Nice, i.e. the port, the Acropolis (for those in town for conferences), train station, airport, and ALL THE TOWNS ON THE COAST & THE BACK COUNTRY, i.e. Saint Paul de Vence. Only 1.50 euro each way, 1 euro if you buy a pass for 10 rides.

WALK TO THE TRAIN STATION where you can catch trains to visit the little towns along the coast, as well as Monaco, Italy, Provence, Paris, etc.

The newly renovated apartment has two spacious bedrooms,

a separate kitchen w/ great red lacquer cabinets & new appliances.

a newly renovated bathroom with shower stand

a living/dining room w/French doors leading to balcony.

The walk up to the apartment is very easy, on a wide staircase with low marble steps, in a large entrance with pretty tiles from Provence. The building is very private with only two condos!

This is a very bright apt. It has a large window or French doors in every room, including bathroom, kitchen & hallway!

This apt can accommodate up to 4 quiet adults.

Eventually we can take a family of 5, please inquire.

French king-sized bed in the first bedroom.

French queen-sized bed in second bedroom,

with a single bed available if needed.

Sleek sofa bed in living room.

Fully equipped kitchen with new appliances:

large cooking stove & oven, microwave, fridge.

Tuscan wrought iron dining set

Great decor with many antiques.

Note: French sized beds are slightly smaller than their American equivalents.

You do not need a car in this location,

otherwise street parking or parking garages nearby.

To get to the apartment from the airport (three miles), there is a shuttle bus that drops you off very near the apart, or it is a short cab ride.

Private airport transfer can be arranged.

We have been renting this apt for 13 years now. We have many returning clients every year!

Great sought after location in Nice, it is referred to as 'the golden triangle'.

High speed - wireless internet connection in the apt.

Free calls to US & Canada.

32' flat-panel LCD TV with international channels


art of the OLD TOWN OF NICE - listing vrbo 4057 -


Our friendly team of managers or owners will meet you on arrival & be available for assistance.

Keywords: Condominium Apartment

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  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2016
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About The Owner

I fell in love with the French Riviera and lived there for 20 years.

I left my heart in Nice!

I have 2 properties for rent in Nice, the other one is in the festive old town of Nice - vrbo listing 4057, also steps from the beach.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2003

Why The Owner chose Nice

Nice is so vibrant all year round. All seasons can be enjoyed. Great base to visit the little towns along the coast, as well as Italy & Monaco.

Good public transportation, 1.50 euros to go on buses around the Riviera.

No need for a car.

What makes this apartment unique

Incredible location, a few steps from the beach, famed promenade des Anglais & center of town. Walk to old town along seafront! Central yet authentic, with many grocery stores and bakeries around. All the conveniences plus the charm of a typical nicoise house! W

With its wrought iron balcony looking into neighborhood & sea.

A beach vacation but as well as a shopping, gastronomical & cultural destination for this location.

Perfect setting for a memorable vacation!

And our rates are very reasonable for this upscale location and for the size of our apt.

Great team of managers, can speak Norwegian, English & French.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks to Jean for his invaluable assistance and to Minh for seeing that the apart lacked nothing to make it comfortable. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

The bus system is amazing. We enjoyed Antibes & Biot, the Musee Beaux arts, the Place du Monastere & of course just exploring Nice. Take a trip to St Jean Cap Ferrat & walk around the Cap - beautiful walk & views.

It has been a great month. Time to say au revoir.
Oct 2010
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based on 15 traveler reviews

Steps to Beaches & Promenade, Walk to old town, Sea View balcony & Great rates!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 42 reviews
Ormond Beach, Florida USA

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful week-long stay at Minh’s apartment in Nice. It is very comfortable, clean, well-stocked, and located in a perfect spot to enjoy beautiful Nice and the surrounding areas- and the WiFi service was great. We loved being able to walk to the beach, the flower market, and the train station. Every night we walked to Fenocchio Glacier in Old Town to sample a different ice cream flavor. We had planned to take day trips, but had so much fun with the Euro Cup festivities taking place on the Promenade, in Vielle Ville, and Place Massena that we spent most of our time in town. Minh and her husband were very hospitable. They made the rental process smooth and easy. We appreciated receiving a detailed information/recommendation packet before we arrived and later found the informational notebook with maps and train/bus schedules to be very helpful. Thank you so much for a fabulous experience! We hope to return for a longer stay in the future to explore more of the Cote d’Azur.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Great month!

  • 5 of 5

It's been a great month! Hot in late August, but very pleasant these past two weeks in September. We've enjoyed the apt. and the area very much. It Is very well located, central to old town, bus and train access to surrounding towns and great restaurants. Lovely to walk along Promenade Des Anglais in the evenings and enjoy the night life. Loved local museums - Chagall, Matisse and Palace Massena. Enjoyed all bus trips - Eze, VilleFrance, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, Vence and Biot, each with their own unique charm. By train visited Entrevaux and Tende. Easy bus trip or walk to train station, but get there early - long lineups for tickets! We love the water, so especially enjoyed boat tours to Monaco and St. Tropez. We travel much using VRBO and found this apt. among the best - clean with a very well equipped kitchen! The restaurant downstairs and the nearby boulangerie also a plus. Would recommend NICE and this apt. without reservation.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location was great!

  • 4 of 5

Apartment had all the necessities, and the bakery and Asian restaurant just below was a huge plus. Very close to a groceries stores and markets. The beach is literally only 1 block away! The owners even provided beach toys for our kids to use! Very good people. The only down side is that parking can be very tough to come by if you are driving in. We parked our car in a parking garage and never used it once until we left!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this nice review! This is a great location where you do not need a car. Great & inexpensive transportation will take you along the coast, as well as the back country and Italy! However if you come by car and do not plan to use it, be sure to let us know and we will direct you to park a bit out of the center and do not have to pay for parking.
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Oak Harbor, WA


  • 5 of 5

This apartment is perfect. It has everything and more that you could want for a comfortable home away from home. The location is great with a nice balcony perfect for a little wine and cheese as you look out to the sea and watch the neighborhood activities. Easy walking to the promenade, shopping, bakeries, restaurants and bus stops. The owner, Minh and her husband are perfect hosts providing suggestions for places to eat, how to get around Nice and to other local tourist spots. Loved our stay here and would stay again if we return to Nice. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Steps from the Beach and Old Town Nice. Wonderful stay and very helpful owners.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed in Minh's Old Town Nice apartment for nearly a week. The apartment was in a perfect location in the middle of Old Town Nice and within a block from the beach. It had a very large living area that had several comfortable convertable couches as beds for the children (both adults ages 23 and 20) and a private bedroom for us. The apartment had everything we needed including a short tour and information session with Louis. Minh was very prompt at returning any e-mails requesting information or providing us her recomendations. Although we had a car, we used it only to travel to the country one day. There is a good train system that extends the coast of France and the trams allow for travel throughout the city. Parking is expensive so just rent a car those days you want to travel.

We highly recommend this apartment for travels to the area. We would definately rent again. You will not be disapointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Excellent stay in a lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I enjoyed our stay in Minh's apartment. I travelled to Nice for a conference and have never done VRBO. Didn't know what to expect. The pictures depicted the place nicely. It was nice to have my own bedroom and the kitchen was exceptionally well stocked! Minh gave us all the necessary tips to staying at the apartment as well as an extremely helpful binder with things to do, see and how to get around! The location is superb. Only one block away from the shore therefore quiet enough to rest and close enough to the action. Shopping close by, transportation within walking distance. Overall I would highly recommend this apartment to travellors. No complaints and praise only:) Thank you very much...

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Rates & Availability

Gambetta Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Nov, Jan & Feb
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
March & April
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
May & June
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Refundable damage deposit $218

We have another property in Nice: VRBO 4057 situated in the old town.

Rates include utilities, internet, linen.
Beach towels not included.

Special rates may apply for Christmas and Easter.
Damage deposit of 200 to 300 euros may be be required depending on length & number of people.
We will gladly give discount for low season long stays.

Normal check in time is from 3pm, check out by 10 am. More flexible if apt is free. We could help store luggage for a few hours.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Down payment required at reservation, balance to be paid a month before your stay.
1 week min. stay preferred. For shorter stays: only if it is suitable to our schedule.
For stay of less than a week, extra 20 euros/person.
Monthly rates do not include heating in the winter.
We reserve the right to increase the damage deposit.

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Gambetta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
cable TV (music, sports channels, CNN, etc, ), ADSL high speed wireless internet (Wifi connection), Refrigerator with freezer compartment, full sized stove & oven. Hair dryer. Washer. Laundromat & laundry service very near apt.

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