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M. Lynch

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

This bright, spacious apartment is located in the heart of the city.

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious bright contemporary living area

A large, luxuriously appointed and newly renovated property, ideally located for holiday rental, just minutes from the old town, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Cours Saleya Flower Market and the beach. Artists such as Renoir and Matisse were particularly attracted to this area of Nice due to it's wonderful light. Matisse opened his atelier within view of the apartment in 1931. Renoir had his just one street away. The apartment is bathed in this light, particularly in the mornings. The living room is luxuriously fitted with Italian Marble floors. It is contemporary in design with a large L shaped sofa, coffee table, dining table and chairs for six people. There is an American style kitchen with electric oven, hob, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine. The living area is fitted with a TV and home cinema. Each of the two bedrooms has an ensuite and there is also a separate toilet. It is air conditioned and is south facing with boulangeries, and all the necessary shopping facilities within minutes. There are parks both to the front and behind the building, with Promenade des Arts to the front and two parks on Rue Foncet to the rear, one with a play area for children. The number 98 bus from airport will take you to within 2 minutes.

To elaborate further on the location - It is five minutes to the Old Town, the main bus stops (Monaco, Cannes, St Paul de Vence) and the Theatre. Place Garabaldi, with it's beautiful buildings and sites of archeological interest, cafes and restaurants is within minutes. Place Massena and the pedestrian zone is also only five minutes away as is the Promenade des Anglais. The situation could not be more convenient for holidays without a car.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
M. Lynch (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

Why M. Lynch chose Nice

When I viewed the apartment for the first time, I walked from the flower market, passing the Palais de Justice on the way where the square was filled with atmosphere. After a short walk from the old town, I was shown into the apartment (the builders were renovating and at work). I walked into the sejour which was filled with light from four big windows. I looked out one of the front windows and saw the view - Tour St Francis and the hills behind. I then walked through the rest of the apartment and it was equally bright, yet totally private. I loved the fact that there were two double sized bedrooms and two bathrooms. The beautiful old building and the big double doors at the entrance to the apartment were all original. The lift was modern and the building felt good. I went outside and walked around the area and I saw there were gardens at the back at Place Wilson and Gardens to the front one street away. A patisserie with delicious breads and cakes was a few buildings up so I pictured fresh croissants each morning. There were lovely local cafes, a small supermarket, and a general village atmosphere. I felt the area was peaceful as it was slightly away from the tourist trail, yet within a few minutes walk from it.

The agent had many apartments lined up for me to see in my three day visit to Nice. I decided on Rue Gioffredo almost immediately, even though I went along to see all the others. I reserved the apartment at the end of that day's viewing as I found it to be so special I was afraid the next person who viewed would take it! I have been so happy with my decision. This apartment is all that I was looking for!

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is completely private from neighbouring ones. It is so bright and the area is all that I would wish for - a village like atmosphere in a city, near all the main attractions and restaurants, so convenient to public transport that I only rented a car once - on my first trip after purchase. The cafes nearby are friendly and I always receive a welcome any time I visit. It is so peaceful in the area that I find, even on a short trip my batteries are instantly recharged. The gardens and squares in the area have a neighbourly atmosphere and are lovely to sit in, perhaps reading a book if one does not wish to go to the beach or the Old Town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment was great and in such a fantastic location that I think we would struggle to improve on anything if it were ours. The big windows give great light to the apartment and the living room is such a fantastic space.
Apr 2014
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based on 21 traveler reviews

This bright, spacious apartment is located in the heart of the city.
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 33 reviews

Great location and lovely apt

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this apt and in Nice. The apt is just as perfect as it seems in the photos and the description. The location is great for parks, restaurants, shops and beach. The owners/caretakers are really helpful and nice to work with. We (2 adults and a young child) highly recommend this apt and hope we can stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia

Beautiful spacious apartment in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in Mary's apartment in central Nice. it was spacious, light and airy, immaculately clean, well maintained and well kitted out. The local agents Kristof and Claire were great, met us on arrival, were available for answers to question during our stay, and organised taxis with kids seats for us.

This apartment worked well for us with two young children, the lift to the door was great with tired little legs, pushchair etc. The agents had provided a high chair and toddler cot for us on request which made it all so easy.

The location was excellent, just a couple minutes walk from the central shopping area in one direction, old town close by, public transport and supermarkets on the doorstep and best of all (if you have young kids) we could see two wonderful parks from the apartment windows with great toys and plenty of space for scooters. Also the fountains near place Massena provided hours of absolute joy for the children. We never seemed to have more than a 5-10 mins walk to get back home.

Getting to the train station was also very easy by tram, enabling trips to Monaco, Eze and Antibes.

Mary had also very thoughtfully provided her personal recommendations for local activities and restaurants which was extremely useful. We would love to stay here again if we return to Nice.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found that the apartment met all your needs. We love Nice and the apartment and hence are constantly making small changes and additions to keep it up to date. We agree - the location could not be better for holiday stays. The park to the front (Promenade du Paillon) was developed a few years ago and is a superb addition to the area. The playgrounds there are beautiful with their wooden carved climbers for children of varied ages. It is lovely to sit there in the evenings and watch the sun go down. All the excellent transport links are on the doorstep and therefore we never find it necessary to rent a car. We would often take the 100 bus (Menton/Monaco) or the 81 bus (St Jean Cap Ferrat) if we wish to go up the coast in the Italy direction to the beach or for site seeing. The drive is spectacularly beautiful. If I have a good dining experience or experience a good trip, I always add it to the brochure. I feel that if guests are only there for a week or two, it is good for them to have some recommendations to help them to plan their stay. Yes, we agree, our agents Kristof and Claire are excellent and work hard to ensure our guests enjoy their stay. We hope to welcome you back some time soon.
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Waterford, Ireland


  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, my fifth stay. Newly refurbished and redecorated since last Summer: air conditioning, new curtains with blackout lining for holiday morning lie-ins. Nice has been refurbished too with beautiful new park nearby. Perfect Spring recuperation!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is always a pleasure to have a guest coming back year after year. Yes, we made improvements to the apartment this year. We have had it for ten years so we decided to do a little makeover. We fitted new showers, redecorated, added some new, contemporary furniture, and, although we ourselves love the shuttered windows, Christophe, our agent advised that some guests like to have curtains in the bedrooms so we fitted some lovely linen ones with black out lining to ensure a good night's sleep. There was always the problem of not being able to install air conditioning, but thankfully due to new technology, we now have new air conditioning. This will make July and August stays much more comfortable for guests. We did not have a microwave, as we don't use one ourselves. However, we found many guests wanted one, so we installed one for their convenience. We are always open to the suggestions of guests and so when we were doing the works, we put in anything that had been requested. We also changed our internet to a new provider. It is now very high speed. Nice is also fabulous after a few years of landscaping. , The new Promenade du Paillon is within view of the apartment. A new tram is being built from the airport, and there will be a stop at Place Wilson, near the apartment. Some really good new restaurants have also opened up nearby. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and we thank you for choosing to stay with us when in Nice.
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Beautiful modern apartment in old Nice building

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot. Near to everything. The location was perfect for all our different activities and for eating out in the evenings. Well maintained with friendly, competent agents. We spent a great week here and just thought Nice a excellent place to visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are pleased that the apartment and it's location ensured an enjoyable holiday. It is close to all the different activities one would wish to enjoy whilst on holiday. We love that it is near the old town, near the beach, near the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, near the theatre, opera, the promenades and the port. Shopping is also most convenient, with the famous French department store, Galeries Lafayettes and the many boutiques and well known stores just minutes away. The gardens in the area are beautiful and it is lovely to sit out in the local cafes, watching the world go by. Nice really is a beautiful city!
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Stylishly chic, clean, cool marble interior

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this apartment for a Cote d’Azur holiday – it is clean, modern, and in a central location. The building is old French style with a cool marble interior complete with film noir lift and the apartment itself is stylishly chic. We found that after the holiday we felt that we knew Nice and its people intimately. As the area where it is located is very French look out for the little bars and coffee shops where the locals hang out. We will be coming back again next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your complementary words on our apartment. We bought because we loved the location and the old building, the brightness of the apartment and the high ceilings. We are glad you enjoyed the area. Whilst it is near to all the sights, it is in an enclave which is non touristy and hence one can experience an authentically French way of life. The cafes and restaurants in the area are friendly and offer a high standard.
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Bright, lovely building, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in Nice, staying in this superb apartment. We loved the interior and the general area. It was very well equipped (tv etc, Wifi, dishwasher, washing machine, comfortable seating, beds and good kitchen). The owner Mary and Christophe, the agent were very helpful and efficient in booking, check in and check out. We sampled some great restaurants, thanks to the informative brochure provided on booking. There were great shops and cafes. We took the bus from nearby to Monaco, St Paul de Vence, and Villefranche. We also took a train to Cannes and the boat to St Tropez. We packed in so much sightseeing and loved every minute of it. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your complimentary comments. We love to get feedback on how our guests enjoyed the apartment and the area and you certainly seemed to have enjoyed many of the beautiful sights in the region. The boat trip to St Tropez is wonderful, especially on a Tuesday or Saturday when the market is on. Monaco is a must see and easy to get to. St Paul de Vence is a gorgeous village perche and everybody needs to go to Cannes at least once! If you visit again, Eze Village is beautiful (another village perche) and a good day trip would be to take the Chemin de Fer de Provence, a one track train into the mountains as far as either Annot or Entrevaux. When travelling to Monaco, it is worth going as far as Menton and taking in Monaco on the way back. The walk around Roquebrun (near Menton) to the cabin that Le Corbusier stayed and the house that Eileen Gray built along the seafront is lovely. Cap Ferrat is also an excellent place to visit, especially to walk around by the lighthouse or to visit the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. . If you visit in the winter, one can ski for a day easily in Auron, Isola and Valburg as a ski bus leaves at 7.30 am and arrives back in Nice at 7.30pm after a full day on the slopes. We are also delighted you loved our apartment. We do too! We love the light filled space the high ceiling and the shuttered windows. We work hard at maintaining it to a high standard and strive to make it a comfortable place to be. Christophe and Claire, our agents maintain a high standard of service and cleanliness and are most helpful to guests.
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice Cotes d'Azur
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Nice Port
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nice Central
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Opera Plage
Car: not necessary

Right beside the Old Town of Nice with it's lively cafes and restaurants and only seven minutes from the sea and the Promenade des Anglais. It is a two minute walk to the Promenade de Paillon and Place Garibaldi is four minutes. Many buses pass this area (Monaco, Matisse Museum, airport). It is a ten minute walk to the train station. Avenue Jean Medecin and the main shopping district is a five minute walk. For lovers of art, the famous MAMAC (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) is on the doorstep. This area is surrounded by relaxing and beautiful gardens, cafes and renowned restaurants. For lovers of french chic and design, Galerie Lafayette, the well know department store is but a short stroll. The location of this apartment could not be better for holiday rental.

Other Activities: Museums, Theatre, Opera

Ski: Ski resorts nearby include Isola 2000, Valberg and Auron. Daily ski trips by bus (advance booking required) are available during the ski season.


Rates & Availability

Central Nice Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 20 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $335

Please note that the price quoted is the net price. Any bank charges incurred in payment for staying in the apartment should be factored into the cost by the guest as they are not included in the price quoted.

Payment is online through and payable in euro. Handling charges charged by Homeaway are in addition to the price of the apartment and are between Homeaway and the guest. If payment is requested by guests directly, it is by IBAN transfer as this has been found to be the most secure. Bank charges for this transfer vary depending on the country. Please note that bank exchange rate fees for non euro clients are the responsibility of the client.

A security deposit is payable on arrival

This is a non smoking apartment. We regret that if guests smoke, an extra charge of €100 will be payable on check out to cover the deep clean required.
If keys are lost there will be a charge of €100 plus the cost of replacement.
The absolute maximum number of people allowed is 5.

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Nice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - shower
  • The property contains 1 full ensuite bathroom with bath, shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and wc, 1ensuite shower room with wash hand basis and 1 separate toilet off the hall with a wash hand basin. New showers were installed in 2016.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Large master bedroom with full en-suite, smaller double with shower en-suite. Beds in each room can be together as a double or separate as two singles. Where there is a fifth person, the fifth sleeps on the sofa in the living room. This is the same size as a single bed and very comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you have special requests, please ask in advance and we will strive to look after your needs. The famous Multari, the Boulangerie is about a one minute walk for your fresh morning croissants, and Chez Alex is about a two minute walk if you feel like that morning coffee, sitting out in the sunshine watching the life of the city pass by. Utile is a well stocked, clean and lovely convenience store, with excellent fresh fruit and is also two minutes from the apartment. Carrefour Express, another convenience store, is three minutes away.

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