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Celeste - Quartier du Port, 100 meters form the beach in the port area

Bedrooms 1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

1 bedroom apartment sleeps 3 with huge private terrace, near the old town

Apartment Celeste is adjacent to Castle Park in the port. It has been recently renovated (new bed, new curtains and carpets, new decoration) and it's quite clean.

Less than a few minutes to the sea and a short stroll from the old town, it affords easy access to the hustle and bustle, from a peaceful location.

Part of an ancient convent the typical Nicoise shabby chic building is cool and clean. The apartment has a separate lounge, bedroom, American kitchen and bathroom. The huge roof terrace has a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, unique for its location and size.

The apartment is very quiet, without neighbours on both sides. It is located in the antiquarians and port area.

Local shops and markets make eating al fresco a delight.

More Details

Property Manager
Graciela Vanhecke
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About Graciela Vanhecke

We bought the apartment Celeste 3 years ago but put it only in January 2015 on line in Homeaway. So the 'reviews' present on the Website correspond to the prior management.

My wife was a dancer and I a journalist, specialist of latin-american and iberian matters in the french newspaper 'Le Monde'.

I lived many years in Rio de Janeiro and Madrid.

My wife is Colombian and headed a ballet company in Cartagena, where I met her.

She worked also in Paris, Spain and Hong-Kong.

Graciela Vanhecke purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Graciela Vanhecke chose Vieille Ville

We live in Nice, near the apartment Celeste.

We fell in love at first sight with the flat, because of its exceptional situation : in the heart of Nice, but completely quiet, with a roof-terrace opening on the most beautiful countryside of the town : sea and park (Castle Hill). Near the port and in the antiquarians area !

What makes this apartment unique

You are in the part of Nice where there is the most you can see and enjoy.

You may prefer also to stay on the terrace, for long moments of relax, to take the sun, or to dream looking at the countryside in the parasol shadow, with breaks for drinks or meals.

A rest cure hearing the birds and the sea gulls !


Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Tip Top
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Port of Nice
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Golf Country Club de Nice
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Gare SNCF Nice
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A 8 junction Nice Port
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
La Table Alziari
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
Promenade des Anglais
Car: not necessary

Apartment Celeste is adjacent to the Port and to the Old Town, in the heart of Nice. A few minutes walk from the Promenade des Anglais and the beaches.

Immediate access to the Castle Park (Colline du Château) , with five hectares of greenness, fountains, playground, and magnificent views of the Mediterranean and of the town.

In the area, a lot of restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries. A 10 minutes walk from the Cours Saleya typical market.

Two hours away from the ski resorts, accessible by an early morning bus for 8 euros the round trip.

Nice is a great base for exploring the Cote d' Azur and Provence. Monaco,Cannes, Antibes, even Italy are easily and cheaply accessed by public transport (1,5 euro the trip).

Other Activities: art galleries, live music, vibrant night life. 10 mn walking to the Modern Art museum, 15 mn to the Opera.


Vieille Ville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is small but new and quite useful
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • A sofa bed in the lounge. One queen size bed in the bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment building is an historical and typical building of the ancient Nice. The access to the apartment is only by stairs on the second and last floor. The private terrace is accessed by yacht type wooden staircase and would be unsuitable for toddlers or elderly and infirm people. The terrace has a outdoor kitchen with hot and cold water, table, chairs, armchairs and deckchairs, huge parasol.


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Celeste - Quartier du Port, 100 meters form the beach in the port area
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Delightful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful four days staying in this apartment. Perfect for the Port in Nice and quiet too. The roof terrace was spacious with the comfiest loungers ever. We cooked meals from the outside kitchen and enjoyed the partial views of the port and the sea but mostly the gardens opposite. The apartment was exactly as described, being bright and immaculately clean. It had everything you would need for a holiday including washing machine and tumble dryer. The bathroom is small but has everything you need - a really good shower and plenty of hot water. Graciela was lovely and very helpful with booking arrangements. She had also prepared a very useful booklet with information on buses and local shops etc. Do eat at her recommended restaurants - the Bistro d'Anthoine being especially good. We would definitely stay in this apartment again and would happily recommend it as a lovely place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alison, Thank you very much for your appreciation. Always we are glad (and proud !) when our guests are satisfied. We try to do the best for them. We hope to greet you once more. There are in Nice so many things to see and to do.... Sincerely. Graciela.
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Lovely Apartment, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, warm welcome despite our much-delayed arrival. Apartment had everything we needed and more! Photos don't do it justice. Roof terrace was a beautiful getaway with fabulous views. Outdoor cooking facilities a nice touch. Bustle of the Old Town and Place Garibaldi just a short stroll away. Fantastic stay - thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris and Kerry, It was a very nice experience experience to welcome you in our apartment. We are really glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay in it. We appreciate your rave reviews and we hope to see you again in Nice. We wish you a new year full of happiness and good health. Graciela and Charles.
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Wonderful Summer Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is Bright, spacious, spotlessly clean and the rood terrace is just perfect, we enjoyed sitting on the terrace as often as we could whether it was for breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening. We had a terrific time and we really wished we could have stayed longer, this apartment is in the perfect location 5 minutes walk along the promenade to the Old town and on the way home we would walk home Via Garibaldi in order that we could see as much as possible, we were also close to Bus stops which enabled us to visit our favourite places, Antibes, Villefranche, Eze Monaco and Menton. Our Hosts were so welcoming and very kind and they even walked with us to the supermarket the evening we arrived and also took us to where we would get our bus to the airport, this apartment , we would for sure visit again

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, It was a nice experience to greet you and to guide you up to the supermarket on a Sunday night ! We always try to help our guests to know the good resorts of the city in order to go back to their country only with regrets… Graciela
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  • 5 of 5

If ever there was an apartment that lives up to its name, Céleste, it is certainly this one! I had the privilege of staying in this heavenly place for just over two weeks and I wish I was still there. I have been spending my summer hols in Nice for the past 14 years and have a good knowledge of this beautiful city. However, I have never stayed in a better apartment than this. The place has everything you could wish for: well equipped kitchen, lovely (and quiet) bedroom, charming sitting room and bathroom and of course the most divine and spacious roof terrace overlooking the colline du Château on one side and le Port on the other. You could easily feel inclined just to stay their the entire time! You even have a fridge, sink and the possibility of cooking there. Simply marvellous! The location of the apartment given its proximity to transport links is ideal for exploring all the other breathtakingly beautiful spots along the coast from Nice. I also have to sing the praises of the host who was incredibly charming, warm, helpful and kind. These qualities shone through from our first email correspondence in which a rapport was immediately struck up. I simply cannot recommend this place highly enough and I hope I will have the pleasure of staying here for the next 14 summers!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, many thanks, Henrik, for your beautiful appreciations, and for all the details you give to the future residents. You was a perfect guest, we appreciated the care you took with the plants, and for the touch of elegance you let in the apartment before your departure. It will be a great pleasure for us to greet you once more. Graciela.
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Just Lovely, Great Terrace

  • 5 of 5

Bright, cheerful, comfortable apartment with terrific, spacious terrace. Loved the terrace kitchen and washing up breakfast dishes while enjoying the view of the Collina. Sipping wine and watching the birds swirl over the hills at dusk. Short, stroll along the a Promenade to the beach. Convenient to everything including Port restaurants,Vielle Ville, Garibaldi. We had a terrific time. Host could not have been more welcoming and gracious.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect City break apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We were over the moon with our stay. The roof top made it extra special.

The apartment catered for all our needs, the position to get around Nice was perfect and although only a couple minutes’ walk from the main area’s it was incredibly peaceful.

The apartment was clean and plenty of storage. We cooked on the rooftop for friends and family and spent many hours up there taking in the views and checking out the impressive boats down on the port. We even got Engaged on the roof, it was magical.

The extra bed in the lounge worked well for our 5yr old. The hosts were fantastic and after our return flights were cancelled they happily allowed us to stay an extra night with no fuss.

There is an amazing patisserie just a minutes’ walk as well as a range of exquisite restaurants all within walking distance. The beach is a couple minutes away and the tram stop is close. We walked everywhere directly from the apartment due to the position. The trains worked well for days out, we spent a day at the Monaco Grand Prix, Antibes and more.

We couldn’t recommend it more, we will certainly be booking to return in the future on more than one occasion.

Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Phoebe, Your opinion about the experience of your stay in our apartment has touched me very much.I also can say it was a pleasure to have you as guests. Gladly welcome you during your next vacation, and I hope it will be soon.Thank you very much for letting us to know that your stay in Nice was a great pleasure for you. Best regards. Graciela
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $235.46

Meet and greet, towels, linen and cleaning service are included in the price.
A securit deposit of 200 euros is required, paid in cash on your arrival and returned on your departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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