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Air Conditioned Studio Apartment With Big Balcony

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Studio Apartment in Nice, Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Central Location, 10 Minutes To Beach And Train Station

This peaceful, airy, air-conditioned 6th-floor (with lift) studio apartment, suitable for a couple, has a super 18ft (6m) balcony. Located in the neighbourhood known as Musiciens, it’s an easy 10-minute walk to the beach, and about the same distance to the main train station. There are several restaurants within moments of the front door, along with bakeries, supermarkets, pharmacies - and even a VeloBleu (bike rental) park! The “quartier” is popular with local people, and while there are well-known hotels in the area, it retains its genuine neighbourhood feel. The tourist areas of Vieux Nice, the lovely new Promenade du Paillon and the Zone Pietonne, with their wealth of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, are all within 10-25 minutes on foot. Guests will probably spend lots of time enjoying the balcony, which has a table and chairs for four. The main living area has a comfortable, easy-to-pull out sofa bed.

Suellen Grealy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Suellen Grealy

My husband is from Nice, but after 30 years of living in London, he's sort of a Frenchman with an English accent, and I'm a Londoner with a slightly American accent. We talked about moving to Nice for more than 20 years, but the opportunity didn't arise until two years ago, when Joel went into business with his sister here. We miss London, but waking up to blue, blue sky nearly every day makes us happy. We know it makes other people happy, too - which is why we decided to buy this studio apartment with its lovely balcony and share it with our friends - and with others, too. I've been exploring Nice and the Cote d'Azur ever since we arrived, and I really believe it's one of the most magical places in the world!

Suellen Grealy purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Suellen Grealy chose Nice

We looked for an apartment in the Musiciens neighbourhood because even though it's central and close to the beach, it doesn't feel touristy or overcrowded, the way other parts of Nice sometimes do. It's rare to find a studio with such a big balcony, and we loved it the moment we saw it. The apartment has a calm, airy feel and, quite simply, it's a nice place to be!

What makes this apartment unique

There are several things that make this apartment punch above its weight. First of all, the balcony: it's about 18ft (6m) x 6ft (2m), with sliding doors to the living room and separate kitchen, plus a big sun awning (sunny until mid-afternoon). If the beach weren't so close, people might be excused for spending their whole stay lazing, snoozing, reading, eating and drinking on the balcony.

Secondly, it feels spacious. The living room (with double doors), kitchen and bathroom are joined by a bright hall, which gives it an open, airy feel. Thirdly, it's equidistant between the Promenade des. Anglais and the train station - about 10 minutes' walk from either. By train you can easily get to Monaco, Menton, Cannes, Antibes within half an hour!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved the flat. Everything has been brilliant. I was a bit concerned before we arrived about the sofa-bed, but there was no need as it was amazingly comfortable as a bed let alone as a sofa-bed. The kitchen worked fine for us and we had almost all our meals on the balcony!" Julia Binney, May 2013

"A lovely apartment, good location with everything to hand and the sunny terrace was fantastic." Valerie Thompson, May 2013
Mar 2013
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Thiers Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (studio) Notes on bedrooms: This is a studio apartment, so the main living area, which opens onto the balcony, has a sofa bed. There's also a dining table for two, TV (DVDs only), built in cupboard and chest of drawers.
  • Television
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: The studio is on the 6th floor and the balcony has a sturdy metal railing, but if you are afraid of heights, you may find the views challenging! It is also not suitable for young children. Outside: There is a private 18ft (6m) x 6ft (2m) balcony with wooden table and chairs for four, with a retractable sun awning. The balcony is on the 6th floor. Utility Room: There is a washing machine in the bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: One set of bedlinen and two sets of towels (not beach towels) per guest. The apartment is cleaned before guest arrival, but maid service is not available during your stay. Other: There is an entry hall with full-length mirror.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Air Conditioned Studio Apartment With Big Balcony
average rating of 4.925 based on 41 reviews

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Suellen's apartment is great and exactly as described. Walking distance from the beach and other Nice attractions. The balcony is amazing and I spent there every morning, eating breakfast and enjoying the lovely sun..

Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This Studio apartment was just perfect and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. We stayed here for 6 nights - good location (only a short walk to the train station, the old town, the beach etc), spotlessly clean, well equipped and a fantastic balcony. Unfortunately we didn't always get the weather to use it, but that just gives us another reason to come back! Suellen (the owner) met us at the property and explained everything to us - very friendly and helpful - telling us not to hesitate to contact her about anything. Nice is quite expensive, but definitely worth a visit. We bought a Riviera pass, which gave you free access to many attractions - worth it if you want to see/do a lot. We discovered a little restaurant around the corner L'antica - food very nice and good value for the standard of meal you got. Nice is also ideally situated for exploring the rest of the coast - Villefranche and Antibes are beautiful.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location and lovely studio

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived Suellen was there to meet us, She showed us around and how to do things. We found the whole experience brilliant, we could not ask for a more friendly person. We went to Monaco and the train station is only 5min walk away. The beach and Old Town only a short walk. It was the best holiday we have ever had, so relaxing and comfortable, we loved the balcony where we had breakfast every morning. The local Bakery is only down the road for fresh bread and pastries. We needed the washing machine and used it everyday. If you want a relaxing, stress free holiday this is for you, and the shower is brilliant too!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nice little apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little apartment in a great location. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed. Suellen was very helpful and helped to make our stay in Nice even more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great location. Very functional studio. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

- excellent communication/helpful owner

- everything in the studio appears new and is very functional.

- ideal location about 5 blocks back from Promenade.

- Air con works perfectly though we rarely used it as studio is quite airy.

- electric shutters provide security and keeps sun out of appartment. Awn

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful week in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I treated my mum to a week in Nice. I have visited this city on a previous occasion and was eager for her to also experience this beautiful part of France. This apartment was a great choice for ease of accessibility to all key locations, beach, old town, station and key bus-stops as well as great supermarkets etc, extremely clean, modern and perfect in feeling part of the community. A key attribute was air conditioning, my goodness it was hot!!! Suellen was on hand to help on a couple of occasions and was swift in responding to many random questions that us travellers tend to have. Despite recent events in Nice, which was truly heartbreaking I will definitely be returning to this wonderful, exciting city and the glorious riveria and most probably this apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Tourist ferry
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nice Ville
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Blue Beach
Car: not necessary


The studio is a 10-minute walk from the beach - the famous Promenade des Anglais.


Nice Cote d'Azur airport is a short cab ride away (about 20 minutes); there are also buses from the airport that stop within a five-minute walk from the building. The main Nice train station is a 10-minute walk.


The Musiciens neighbourhood is part of central Nice, easily accessible on foot or by public transport (bus/tram) to most of the city's key points of interest. It is a 10-minute walk to the beach.


Rates & Availability

Thiers Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 15 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $128.89

Changeover Day Flexible but late-afternoon/early evening arrivals and mid-morning departures please.

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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