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Perfect Charming French Home in the Heart of French Riviera

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Location, Location, Location - Situated in the heart of the Villefranche

With more than 50 reviews we are proud to have been welcoming guests since 2010 to our family owned apartment and look forward to welcoming you too. The apartment was re-decorated in November 2016.

Location, Location, Location - Situated in the heart of the Villefranche the apartment offers unrivalled access to all this historic town has to offer. The renowned beach is but a stones through away as are the many of restaurants and bars.

Transfers from Nice Airport are straightforward and without fuss. Full details or options and routes are available on request.

Our apartment is in a central, safe neighbourhood. The apartment is on the third (top) floor and comprises a living room, separate kitchen, two bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 single beds plus role-away) and bathroom. Recently purchased furniture and beds compliment this traditional riviera building.

As reflected in the many reviews the apartment is the perfect home from home for travellers wanting a base to explore this unique area of France.

If you have any queries or questions about the apartment or location please do not hesitate to contact us.

The apartment as been decorated throughout January 2017.

More Details

Property Manager
Stephen & Bella
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, From Bonnie Scotland
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Stephen & Bella

We looked for a long time to locate a holiday home and we fell in love with this apartment and its location, the charm of the village is timeless and wanted to have our holiday home here.

We have made lots of local friends, it’s very safe and the location cannot be beaten.

Stephen & Bella purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Stephen & Bella chose Nice Area

Location is just fantastic, Rustic French charm

We chose the apartment location very carefully as we wanted to easily reach it from Nice airport. The location in the village makes easy walking to the beach, restaurants, shops harbour and public transport all easy. The train station in the village takes you to all of France and Italy. The village is 14th Century with a wonderful rustic French ambiance

What makes this apartment unique

There is no need to travel far from this apartment as you will be genuinely staying in the most beautiful part of the South of France. There’s no need to pretend here, but rather just enjoy. Most guests are happy to stay put for their entire stay: The restaurant locally are extraordinary also within 200 yards of the apartment you can plunge into the Mediterranean Sea. Tom Cruise in his recent film Knight and Day dreamed of kissing a stranger on the balcony of the Hotel du Cap close bye. You will too – this is one of the most romantic places in the world. Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman included a visit here in their latest Film 'Bucket List' you must come and enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Charmingly comfortable with a large balcony. Easy access to restaurants, Shops, Beach. Busses are easy for the coastal trips. There also a mainline station in the village. The appartment had everything we required
Jun 2017
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Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The glossy bathroom has a walkin shower We provide basic white towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Large French window looking out at the palm tree & gardens
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large French windows looking at the old village and mountain
  • White sheets are provided, all rooms have Wooden floors throughout the apartment, very clean and fresh with white walls and large French windows in every room. Beautiful outlook from every window in the apartments all the beds are comfy Bedroom one has a large double brass bed which you can fall asleep looking up at the mountainside and the stars at night Bedroom two: has 2 silver metal style beds (Laura Ashley) with firm mattresses and a additional fold down bed suitable for a small child, there is also a travel cote available. The outlook is of a lovely Palm tree gardens there is also a travel crib
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The apartment has everything for a most enjoyable vacation. Turn up with only your summer clothes and all is provided Very Relax feeling Le Club Nautique Located on Cro deï Pin beach, the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Club Nautique offers kayak, windsurfer, Deriveur, Optimist, catamaran and pedal boat hire in addition to as sailing courses and catamaran cruise initiation. The club also organises numerous sporting events and festivities during summer season. Deep-sea diving In the old port, Olivier and his team enable you to discover the riches of their region on board a typical Mediterranean trawler. Dive initiation, night diving, lessons for children, private courses. Cap Ferrat Diving Water sports Jet skiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, water skiing, tubing, boat trips, organisation of seminars, day and week sailing trips


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(52 traveler reviews)

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Perfect Charming French Home in the Heart of French Riviera
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 54 reviews

Cosy apartment good location

  • 5 of 5

Cosy apartment well placed

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in Villefranche

  • 5 of 5

Loved the apartment...Close and convenient to everything. Dvd/tv wasn't working for us but wasn't really an issue since we weren't in the apt much. They said they would take care of for next rental. Keep in mind it is on the top floor and no elevator. This was not an issue for us but some may have issues. Only current negative is that I still haven't gotten my security deposit back and no response to my email from a few days ago.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, thank you for taking time to review at my apartment and for the 5 Stars, it is very much appreciated and hope to welcome you back very soon. I would like to comment on a couple of points you make reference to (1) the DVD Player, on inspection it has been found in good working order, and it may be that you failed to locate the main off/no switch located at the rear of the player. If you had contacted me about the player during your stay I would have sent the housekeeper to inspect. (2) You are correct the apartment is on the top floor (3rd Floor) and reference is made to this in the description on the website. The beauty of this very old ornate building would be tarnished were attempts made to install a lift. I know of no apartment buildings in the "Old Town" that have installed, or have space, for a lift The return of the security deposit is fully automated and actioned 48 hours after a guest leaves the apartment. I confirmed with you that the funds had left my account and asked for confirmation that you had not changed or replaced the card you original booked the apartment. For reasons unknown I heard nothing further, yet have since reached out to you and received confirmation you have received back the deposit. Once again, thank you for your review and comments left in the guest book and look forward. Stephen
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charmingly as described.

  • 5 of 5

Booking progress was smooth, payments made easy and the apartment was cosy and charmingly as described.

Key collection made easy and the village a hidden gem. I have stayed at this same apartment 3 times and will continues to stay here.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in Ville Franche

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week's holiday in this lovely part of the world.

There were five of us - myself, my husband and our three teenagers. Our kids shared the twin room and the youngest slept comfortably on a pull out bed.

The flat is ideally located and within easy walking distance to everything that Ville Franche has to offer. There is a beautiful bakery up the road (from where we bought fresh bread and croissants each morning), various other shops, pharmacies, bars and restaurants. There is also a play park at the top of the street for smaller children.

The beach is also a 10 minute walk away.

We bought fresh produce from the local market on Wednesday and Saturday (again, just up the road) and had a great time exploring the antiques market on Sunday down near the seafront.

The bus service to Nice and Monaco is very cheap and reliable and the bus stops are also at the top of the road. The train station is near the beach and we were able to get the train to and from Nice airport.

We very much enjoyed our family time and most evenings at some point we spent time on the balcony with a glass of wine or two, playing cards and having a laugh.

Our children appreciated the free wi -fi!

Overall, we had a fabulous stay and could easily have stayed another week.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Return Visit and Just As Good

  • 5 of 5

So pleased to have found this hidden gem within the listings. Return visit to this wonderful top floor apartment in the magical Villefranche-Sur-Mer. The apartment as always spotless and key collection from Richard a breeze. Cannot recommend this apartment highly enough for it's close proximity to the beach and waterfront coupled with the bus stop for regular buses to Nice and Monaco. The apartment is as described and the photographs an accurate depiction of the interior. Perfect for a family or couple wanting a home from home in the South of France.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

With my husband we opted to stay out of season for 4 weeks to learn French at a local school before moving onto Paris.

We both had a wonderful time. The apartment was perfect and the welcome gifts left by Stephen were much appreciated, including wine. It felt like home the moment we set foot through the door.

The apartment is as described, very clean and properly proportioned. The kitchen is fully stocked with every conceivable utensil and coffee maker. The views from the balcony are amazing. The is an abundance of travel books and guides together with a folder containing put together by owner with instructions on use of equipment and tips on where to visit and eat etc.

We chose well. The apartment is in a great central location, close beach, restaurants and the bus stop for travel into Nice (15 mins) or Monaco (30 mins) and beyond. Tip, ensure you choose an apartment close to the old town. Other, more modern apartments are built into the mountain side, and will entail a long walk, up many steps or winding roads to reach.

Out the main door to the market square took me less than a minute and I'm not the fastest of walkers. Not all restaurants were open in November. Highly recommend though is the Cosmo Bar, open all day and cooked salmon to perfection.

Yes we would return again, yes we would return to Stephen's apartment and yes we would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends. Will treasure our memories of our stay for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to you both for looking after the apartment and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the summer
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nice International
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Monte Carlo
Nearest Train
1000 Metres
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Isola 2000 approx 90 minutes by car.
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Car: not necessary

Very reachable by foot are the Beach, shops, restaurants.

Nice Airport, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Grass and also Italy. (By bus or Train) Your excellently located to very easily walk to the bus stop, train station, tourist office, shops, bank, butcher fishmongers and many restuarants. As well as the beach, sea, Citadel with a cinema, boat hire, harbour. A perfect escape for all


Rates & Availability

Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
season 2
Sep 1 2017 - Apr 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $291.65
Cleaning $58.33
Pet Fee $29.16

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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