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Perfect---Location, Luxury, View

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 2 full Baths, (Sleeps 2 +pull out sofa)

We bought this beautiful apartment after spending four years renting in the area. My husband grew up nearby, and we are convinced that Villefranche is a unique paradise on the French Riviera because of its small-town, friendly ambiance so close to the wonderful city of Nice.

Our location is ideal, offering spectacular views and unusual quiet in a sought after, old-town location. The Institut de Francais is within walking distance, as is the beach, all shops and restaurants, and very easy access to car, bus and train (just one block from the Place de la Paix,)

The apartment has been perfectly renovated to take advantage of its charming duplex layout, and offers a bedroom, dining area and living room with comfortable sofa, two full baths, full kitchen and a washer/dryer. There is a large flat-screen TV with free access to French channels, iPod and CD player, and telephone with free calls throughout Europe and the US.

Keywords: Duplex

More Details

Melinda Reach
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Melinda Reach

Jean-Paul and Melinda Lecomte

We live in Maine during the summers and beautiful Villefranche in winter.

Melinda Reach purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Melinda Reach chose Nice Area

Jean-Paul grew up in nearby Antibes. We found Villefranche when Melinda attended the Institut Francias and fell in love with the small village and its proximity to Nice

What makes this apartment unique

Villefranche is a 'little paradise.' We have the beach, great restaurants, and the most beautiful view on the Cote d'Azur. Our town still offers a small village ambiance just minutes away from bustling Nice, Antibes, Cannes and Monaco.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful home you enjoy here! Felicitations! The location is superb, the interiors are so pretty, fresh and clean and all is in order. I am sitting at your kitchen bar with a cool drink, watching the boats, listening to French music.

Thank you Melinda! I will take care of your lovely home.
Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Villefranche 5 minutes walk
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A 8
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to Institut de Francais, renowned language school, close to all shops and restaurants, five minute walk to beach, 10 minutes by bus to Nice , 10 minutes by train to Monaco


Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full baths: one with shower, one with tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) French Queen, in-between US full and queen sizes,
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Perfect---Location, Luxury, View
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Perfect location in Ville-franche!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the LeCompte apartment in Ville-franche. The apartment was in a perfection location to explore the city by foot. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go; all the cafes, restaurants, harbor, and beaches. The only thing that was slightly difficult was the steep stairs with our luggage, and finding parking in the area, but we didn't mind, and Monique helped us with anything that we needed. Beautiful, clean apartment with an unbeatable coastal view!! thank you Monique

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment, and I agree that Monique is the best! Melinda and Russell
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Great location, just like the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfectly located right in the center of the Old Town. It's just like the pictures and Monique made check-in very easy.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mougins, France

Lovely apartment with a great location and a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely and immaculate, is very well located and has an amazing view over the tile rooftops of Villefranche out to the sea. Monique couldn't have been amore helpful getting us settled. We will come back here!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrogate, North Yorkshire. UK

Fabulous property, fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a gem. The property is very well maintained. Monique who manages the property made time to show us the area on our first evening, suggesting restaurants (there are many!), where to go and what to see and do. An amazing location with reliable transport links. You can either stay and enjoy Villefranche or explore places nearby. There are lots of steps, but the view you get is worth it and you can also justify eating croissants each morning guilt free! We will happily return and actually found it hard to leave. You will have a very happy and comfortable holiday if you stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at this lovely apartment on the southern coast of France. The apartment was beautiful, and the view from the window was heavenly. We sat by it morning, afternoon, and night, when we weren't swimming at the beach, eating at one of the wonderful restaurants, or going for a walk in town or to a neighboring town. The manager, Monique, made our stay even more enjoyable, and helped us with a number of logistical details. It is true that there are many stairs in town leading to the apartment, and to the apartment itself, so this is indeed not a place for someone with more limited mobility. But we loved getting a lot of good exercise, and would come back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln, Rhode Island

Modern apartment with old world charm for that special vacation

  • 5 of 5

Melinda and Jean-Paul have chosen to make their beautiful apartment available in the lovely coastal village of Villefranche-sur-Mer and we couldn't be happier. Excellent, modern amenities and old-world charm combine to provide for the perfect rental in one of the most desirable locations in France. The pictures and description really don't do the apartment justice! The view from the apartment of the harbor and Cap Ferrat are spectacular.

I will agree that Villefranche is not an ideal location for those individuals with mobility issues; there are many steep streets and stairs, and the entrance to the apartment is up another set of steep stairs. But after 2 weeks I really have to say that both me and my wife feel great from all the exercise. There is no need for a car in this area due to the wonderful system of public transportation (buses and trains) that is easily accessible from the apartment. I strongly recommend heading to Nice early in your stay and purchase either a 10-ride or weekly bus pass (the unlimited weekly pass costs only 15€ and is a steal!!). We ranged from Menton to Antibe using the buses and trains exclusively.

The restaurants in Villefranche are excellent, and while we loved l'Oursin Bleu on the waterfront for a very special dinner, our favorite "go-to" choice was La Tavola on Rue de Poilu for delicious and reasonably priced meals. Wonderful bakeries, a butcher shop and a small grocery are all close by if you want to prepare your own meals in the modern and fully equipped kitchen (loved the dishwasher!). And if you love the beach, Villefranche has a lovely one that is only a 5 minute walk from the apartment.

I can truly say that this was our best vacation ever thanks to Melinda and Jean-Paul. Their manager Monique was very attentive always available for advice. I really can't imagine a better location for that very special vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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