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Beautiful duplex loft, overlooks a garden at the port of Nice

Bedrooms 1
Space 387 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Duplex looking over a large terraced garden with beautiful views of the sea

More than just a studio, it is actually a little independent house adjacent to our home, with a bedroom and bathroom located on the mezzanine. It is ideally located between the port and the English Promenade yet in a haven of greenery at the foot of Castle Hill. What a pleasure it is to feel like you are in the countryside, so close to the beaches and city center!

Have your breakfast in the garden (reserved for you only), on one of the terraces that rise to the base of the rocks of Castle Hill: 3 garden lounges await you! Take pleasure in contemplating the port and watching the movements of the sailboats, ferries and cruise ships. The astonishing beauty of the lush terraced garden with typical Mediterranean flowers is entirely reserved for you.

The 1st beach (rocks, no life-guard) is at the end of the street, which is to say only a 3 minute walk, at the start of the famous English Promenade.

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Joëlle and Pierre
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Joëlle and Pierre

We are two Nice locals who love our city and introducing it to others. We also enjoy contact with people; we find it very rewarding.

Joëlle and Pierre purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Joëlle and Pierre chose Nice

We are lucky enough to live at the foot of the "Castle" in a unique setting 2 steps away from everything that matters most in Nice: the sea, English Promenade, port, Castle and of course the old town and its Provencal market.

What makes this apartment unique

The 750 m2-terraced gardens that we reserve for our guests are unique in a neighborhood of older buildings that typically only have small balconies. With us you can live outdoors in the gardens, relax in one of the 3 furnished terraces (2 with sea view). It is the countryside in the middle of the city yet waterside and the same time.


Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nice - French Riviera
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
2 bars at the bottom of the stairs, 50m away
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Port of Nice
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Central train station is 5 tram stops away.
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A 8
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
3 restaurants are downstairs
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Auron, Isola 2000, Gréolière...
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
La Païolle, Castel Plage
Car: not necessary

A detailed notebook is at your disposal in the apartment with all our favorite places, as well as the main tourist attractions of the city and region.

Our location is ideal if you want to avoid the hassle of a car or the constraints of public transit. (There is however, a bust stop less than 50m away).

Take an easy stroll to the most important tourist sites in the city: the port, of course, but also Castle Hill (large green and wooded space with a playground for children), the English Promenade, the Saleya Square (large Provencal market), the old town: only steps away.

Many beautiful one or two-hour walks are accessible.

Restaurants abound in every direction offering all the different varieties of cooking possible.

If you like the sea and swimming: it is also steps away.

If you like bicycling, the cycle path on the English Promenade passes 50 metres from us and it is a real treat to 'do' the 'Prom' at any time of the day or night. The 'Blue Bicycles" offer quick and easy bicycle rental.

We are also in the antique district and the new little 'Nice Marais' area with its charming 'trendy' shops and restaurants is at the end of the street.

The all-new 'green belt ', with its reflecting pool, sprinklers, children's playgrounds, lawns and beautiful vegetation that incite indolence or a picnic is 10 minutes away on foot.


Vieille Ville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mezzanine
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Mezzanine - 1 queen
    Living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom is located on the mezzanine
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Parasol
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You can rent 'Blue Bikes' street level right below the house. It is very easy, only a mobile phone is necessary.


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Beautiful duplex loft, overlooks a garden at the port of Nice
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews

Superb property in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely week in this superb property.

Joelle and Pierre are the perfect landlord and landlady welcoming and yet providing us with all the privacy we needed.

The property is well equipped with everything required for a home from home including guide books in English.

The flat is quiet and yet right in the middle of Nice between the port and the lovely old town and is close to public transport.

The garden is a real delight we enjoyed our breakfasts in the garden with delightful views over the old port.

We don't normally say this but we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Geoff et Monique, merci pour votre courtoisie, votre gentillesse.Vous êtes des hôtes parfaits et nous espérons bien vous revoir l'année prochaine comme convenu.
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Beautiful apartment, central location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little apartment just minutes away from the Old Town and waterfront. Very clean and well-maintained, with a comfy bed and pillows - perfect for a short stay in Nice. Joelle and Pierre were so friendly and helpful, and made us feel very welcome. The apartment is 10 minutes' walk away from the train station which takes you along the coast, and the bus stop to the airport is also a similar distance. The outside areas (of which there are three!), are blissful, with fantastic views overlooking the port. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We stayed in this lovely...

  • 5 of 5

"We stayed in this lovely accommodation in June and had a great time. The location is perfect, over looking the old port. The Old Town, beach and bus stops are all 10 minutes walk away. The house itself is beautiful, with its terraced garden over looking the sea; we had spent many lovely evenings sitting there eating, drinking and watching the boats. The decor and furnishings in the apartment are very nice; it is really modern and very well done. Joëlle and Pierre are helpful and considerate; they are lovely. We are already looking forward to our next stay."

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"I recommend this apartme...

  • 5 of 5

"I recommend this apartment to anyone going to Nice - there is no doubt we would stay there again, and we have in fact recommended to some relatives who live in France. The apartment is all it promises to be, and being able to stay in a clean, comfortable apartment - and so close to the Old Nice, the beach and beautiful restaurants - was a pleasure. In addition to this, Joelle and Pierre are such loevely, amenable, and non-intrusive landlords that it was more like meeting friends than renting an apartment from them. I cannot fault the apartment or the atmosphere."

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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"It was our first time we...

  • 5 of 5

"It was our first time we rent apartment instead of hotel as accommodation during vacation and this experience was perfect. It’s cosy studio tasty decorated and equipped all necessary stuff, all details are thought-out. Especially we were impressed with picturesque garden and terrace, where we’ve had dinner. The owners are very pleasant and tactful. Location is convenient as well: calm place in 7 min walking to beach, shopping area and 10 min to place Massena. So we enjoyed our staying in Nice."

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We have spent a very enj...

  • 5 of 5

"We have spent a very enjoyable week in splendid Nice. The studio is very confortable, very close to the many amenities so you can explore the city on foot. The owners were very welcoming and kind. As we were leaving on May 1st there were no buses so they very kindly drove us to the airport"

  • Submitted: May 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, tarif en fonction du nombre de personnes, caution demandée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire toujours présent sur place.
Le ménage est fait par les vacanciers ou s'il ne le souhaitent pas, il sera facturé 30 Euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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