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Beautiful 'Old Town', just 100 metres from the sea.

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

Very spacious (80 sq meters), with well-proportioned, high ceiling rooms and all facilities. Consisting of an office (should you really need to work!), living/dining room (with an extendable dining table that comfortably seats six), generously equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, dressing room and two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and opens onto a sun filled balcony with views over one of the old town’s character filled streets. The second bedroom, up an interesting set of stairs (mind your head if very tall) consists of two single beds and a very comfortable single futon. So the accommodation is able to holiday five people with immense ease. It has its own private entrance off one of the prettiest streets in the old town. Indeed, we think that it would be very difficult to find another property that gives such a total immersion into the real Villefranche whilst offering a similar level of convenience.

The apartment as a base is one thing, but what of Villefranche and what else/where else is there?

Villefranche itself is wonderful. Ten minutes from the exciting city of Nice but in so many ways, another world. The Medieval old town, the beautiful sandy beach, the port, the historic Citadel, the Jean Cocteau decorated San Pierre chapel, the incredible walks and the relaxed pace of life all combine to offer a real holiday experience.

You want more? Take the train as it continues down the coast on one of the most scenic routes you can travel, through Eze, Monte Carlo, Menton and on down into Italy and the lovely market town of Ventimiglia. Or go the other way and explore Cannes, Antibes and St Tropez. Determined to hire a car? Then Grasse and all of Provence await. Golf? try Monaco or Cannes area and again be captivated by the views and the quality.

We offer a comprehensive pack that describes what do and where to go in much greater detail and is a combination of our own and others’ area knowledge! (Thanks due to all who have contributed to this and please feel free to email your own thoughts on your return from what will no doubt not be your last trip here).

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April 28, 2017


Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Well lit and with a power shower, the bathroom offers plenty of practical space and hanging facilities in a compact space.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedrooms are bright, spacious and sun filled and offer the opportunity of being greeted each morning by the rising sun. The Queen size bed in the master bedroom is extremely comfortable. The second bedroom has two luxurious single beds and a deluxe futon that is as comfortable as can be. The master bedroom has built in wardrobes. The second bedroom has a separate dressing room offering extra space to read and relax. They are both as practical as they are pleasant.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All linen and towels are provided. The sound system includes an iPod docking station. The apartment is furnished and decorated to a very high standard and provides the holiday experience that we all wish for but seldom attain. Our aim is to offer a base that matches the beauty and charm of the place, which will captivate you and make you wish to return again and again as it has us. The south of France is special, Villefranche more so – enjoy!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 'Old Town', just 100 metres from the sea.
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved this property it was in a perfect location close to everything yet still very quite area. The apartment had all the amenities you could need. Space was perfect and very clean. If we can think if one flaw is that it did get a little warm and the fans were limited or maybe just two small. I am sure this can easily be addressed.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A Gem in the South of France

  • 5 of 5

We spent ten days in Villefranche at rue Baron de Bres and enjoyed every moment. The apartment is comfortable, spotlessly clean and close to everything.

Sue was extremely helpful, arranging taxis and offering advice on where to eat and what to see. And there is lots and lots of information at the apartment on just about everything in the area.

On the one day of chilly, rather rainy weather, we stayed in for half the day with the newspapers and enjoyed the comforts of the apartment, including the washing machine.

Otherwise, we took buses and trains (the people in the Tourist Information Centre near the Octroi bus stop are very helpful) to major and minor sites and walked and climbed and photographed all of it.

We enjoyed our holiday so much that we have decided to leave Villefranche and the apartment on our "bucket list". Both are worth another visit.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Wonderful apartment for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful apartment in a perfect location in the middle of the old town, and a 2 minute walk from the water. It is spotlessly clean and very well appointed. I would certainly stay here again. The hosts were extremely helpful and the local guide was exceptional. Very good value for money.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A summer paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Year after year we return to Villefranche, and to this apartment. A home away from home for the four of us. A perfect location for our holiday. The beach just a few steps away and Villefranche Tennis close by. Nice walking trips. Kozy restaurants. Everything we need for everyone of us. The apartment is well-maintained and everything is just as nice as the photos shows. The location in the middle of the old town is perfect! Villefranche is one of the most charming of all the little villages in this area of Southern France. We deeply recommend it and we are more than happy to stay in this apartment! We are sure to come back - again and again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Living in the Centre

  • 5 of 5 property # 61329 Villefranche, France

This spacious apartment in the heart of Villefranche was our home for 3 weeks in late February and early March. The owners have done a marvelous job of making it efficient, cozy and homey with a touch of the exotic so we felt we were definitely away from Canada.  The white colour scheme with red and orange accents is so refreshing, particularly at this time of the year and a variety of cheerful and colorful artwork kept us entertained! Freshly renovated with a very comfortable queen bed in the master bedroom; bathroom with shower, hairdryer, all linens; skylights and clothes washing machine, all the comforts of home are provided. Television, WiFi and even a small library is included!

The modern well equipped kitchen was super for making meals for those times when we refrained from visiting the superb restaurants that were just steps away from this wonderful central location. L’Aparte, Les Garcons, Le Serre and Cosmos were within a few minutes of our front door and served fresh, consistently good meals. Small markets, a local butcher, wonderful pastry shops, bars and cafes are short walks from the apartment. The train station is a 5 minute walk, as is the bus to Menton or Nice and beyond.

Larger supermarkets are located on the main routes and easily reached on foot or by bus. On Saturdays the local fresh produce, flower, condiments and meat market convenes in the park and the same location hosts a ‘brocante’ market on Sundays specializing in art, antiques, fine linens and silverware. The Tourist Bureau is steps from the park near a pharmacy, money machines, and more good eateries such as Restaurant Raffaello.

The apartment was quiet for sleeping being located in the oldest section of Villefranche where cars are prohibited and cobblestone streets are narrow. You start to realize that people have been enjoying this street and these buildings for hundreds of years and it does not take long to get caught up in the charm of this place. Villefranche is still a working fishing village and this we saw daily in our frequent strolls to the bay. This was our second trip to Villefranche and we hope to return to the town and this apartment soon. We would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to our friends.

Marta Smith & Bob Muir


  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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equipped for your comfort in great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well located within easy walking distance to all amenities for travel, dining, shopping and the beach.

It is comfortably furnished very clean and well maintained with a well equipped kitchen if you want to cook in rather than eating out.

There is a wi-fi connection which was really convenient for e.mail communications and googling places to visit, bus times etc. and also satellite TV, DVD player and a music centre.

Villefranche is a wonderful place to visit and the apartment was a great as a base to enjoy what it has to offer placed as it is in the centre of the old town.

Would be delighted to recommend the property which is a credit to the owners and the service they provide.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Villefranche sur Mer
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Located on one of the prettiest bays on the Riviera, Villefranche is excellently situated on the sea, has myriad beautiful walks, a tremendous sense of living history and yet is only 10 minutes travel from Nice and all of its charms. The ‘old town’ is one of the gems of the South of France and this apartment really lets you live the experience. 100 metres from the bay, a short walk from the restaurants, shops, bars and railway station; yet in a world of tranquility with it's own ground floor entrance off the beautiful sun dappled lane that is Rue Baron de Bres.


Rates & Availability

Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Claeaning & utilities $163.42
Refundable damage deposit $544.74

Returnable security/damage/breakage deposit of €500.00 payable on arrival, returned upon departure after inspection. €150.00 utilities/services/cleaning fee payable on arrival. Rates can vary from above during Christmas, New Year, Easter holidays and Monaco Grand Prix.
Negotiable rates for longer stays.

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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