|Space||1,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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 October 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.
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
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
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.
We have spent 3 vacations here, the place is wonderful. We always take a limousine from the airport and it cruise's all the way along the sea front of Nice to our apartment it's a wonderful way to arrive at the apartment where we're greeted by our Richard (the housekeeper) a charming smiling Englishman who chose to make the village his home he's always helpful always welcoming. We were given his telephone number for absolutely anything needed encouraged to call him and our 2 setts if keys to the apartment. the apartment is situated excellently for the restaurants, the sea and all amenities, it's fresh very quite and has a lovely outlook definitely a relax feel to it.
You can sleep in the double bed looking out at the stars, you can eat alfresco on the balcony and book a restaurant a simple walk round the corner and there hope to spot a famous face.
The restaurants are wonderful with that no rush service. And YES we saw Sir Elton John who gets onto his pilot boat 50 yards from the apartment with his children and David Walliams also
We also saw Tom Hanks eating at our restaurant - and as our children get so excited we decide to make this there evening purpose they he'd down to the restaurants and book the best celeb spotting tables for our arrival and wait for us down there - it's simply lovely. And the food is wonderful it make a great evening.
Of course you can eat at the apartment as it's surrounded by good local shops and dine on the balcony whilst playing a board game with a bottle of fine wine and the children relaxing watching one of the many DVDs provided and there are fantastic local walks which are plentiful for daytime and evenings walking
Our day times were spent with the children booked at the Club Nautique St Jean Cap Ferrat (this is reachable using the small hoppa bus and takes 10 minuets to reach the club) where the children enjoyed their half day sailing courses while I wait relaxed on the beach at the club for the morning we are also able to walk to The Grand Hotel for afternoon tea (this is a must do) wow what a place! and then catch the hoppa bus back to the apartment for the evening in the meantime my husband enjoys a motorboat hire in the bay or enrolee for a morning of scuba diving
The owner is correct you will be staying in a lovely apartment in the most wonderful location, there is simply no need to travel outside the village and a car isn't necessary but it's a guests choice
I want to stay here!!! More and more.....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a delightful apartment just as you see from all the reviews. My family have rented through VRBO 2 years in a row this is by far the best to date. First of all, Stephen & Bella and Richard were superb as contact/manager -- everything from rental to departure went smoothly. All needs/questions answered in a timely and cheerful manner. The apartment itself is so comfortable and bright - very clean & modern. Beds are comfortable, kitchen truly nice with all equipment, condiments and cleaning supplies, living room/kitchen bright with ample seating for dining and relaxing on the balcony alfresco, WIFI works beautifully, TV, balcony absolutely great -- spent a lot of time there w/espresso or wine in hand enjoying the view, bathroom small but clean/modern & hot showers for everyone! The neighbourhood is very safe and very close by are grocery, post office, police station, bakery, grocery, restaurants, Ice cream cafe, Tourist Office, bus, and Wed/Sat/Sun market. Richard provided EXCELLENT step-by-step instructions for operating washer/dryer, oven, stove, TV & microwave. Here is the bonus -- cool breezes almost always and fireworks on any random night!
We love the charm of the French Riviera and this location gives you loads of opportunity to take day-trips. The apartment has many maps, brochures, books and bus schedules to plan your day. The staff at the Tourist Office are very friendly and helpful. It is very easy to travel to Eze, Monaco, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, Vence, Cannes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Nice, Tende, Ventimillia - Italy, Roquebrune, Cap Ferrat. We went to the flea market in Ventimillia twice -- found some good buys there. I would definitely recommend the 2-hr boat tour from the Villefranche harbor to Monaco & return -- very relaxing and gives you that "lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" as you pass the magnificent yachts that hug the coast. Restaurants/food in the area - wonderful! A short trip to Nice airport and pic up the helicopter to Monaco is a very exciting treat for appx 100 euros
We will definitely return -- I would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to enjoy "home" away from home, the charm of this small city next to the Sea, & the warm & engaging French people. This was our home for a month -- in two word words "Delightfully charming"
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Film Festival & G/Prix
May 15 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$269|