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L'Oranger - apt w/gdn, sea view, in heart of Old Town nr beach & Inst de Franc

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Sea view, short walk to beach and restaurants, 1 bedroom apartment in old town

l'oranger (previously Le Phare) is a chic and stylish one bedroom apartment located in the heart of Villefranche Old Town overlooking the exquisite bay of Villefranche and includes a secluded private garden/terrace. The apartment comprises 1 bedroom with ensuite shower room/separate wc, fully fitted open plan kitchen and lounge/dining room - all of which are decorated to an impeccably high standard with a classic/contemporary feel and where you can expect to find all of your home comforts. The apartment is situated steps away from an array of shops (bakery, butchers, greengrocers, tabac), restaurants, art galleries and a few minutes gentle stroll to the beautiful beach. The village benefits from a market selling fruit, veg, bread, oil, olives, cheese, herbs and flowers. The position of the apartment and garden/terrace boasts vast amounts of natural sun light perpetuating stunning views over the rade de villefranche sur mer and stretching across the bay to st jean cap ferrat. It is a perfect location for those attending the Institut de Francais.

To reach the apartment you do not need to climb any steep steps as you do with many of the apartments in the Old Town. The apartment has a 'chic' feel about the place, with its white washed walls, colourful soft furnishings, stylish french furniture collection and elegant finishing touches. It has all of the home comforts you would expect and truly feels like a home away from home.

The floors are tiled throughout with travertine stone tiles. Down lights are fitted throughout and upvc windows provide good security and extra warmth when required.

Local artworks adorn the walls which add a touch of class, colour and ambience to the place.

The library collection is ever growing thanks to all our guests and provides a varied read of fiction, non fiction, travel writing and recipe books.

There is a comfy large white double seated sofa, 2 armchairs, coffee table, 32 inch Samsung HD tv, lamps, round dining table, very comfortable dining chairs and suspended ceiling lights for added ambience when dining. Alfresco dining is available in the garden/terrace to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner or simply a glass of wine whilst reading a book or enjoying the sea view of the glistening Mediterranean. You can if you wish take advantage of the BBQ and cook fresh locally sourced seafood.

The contemporary style kitchen blends perfectly with the home furnishings. The appliances consist of an electric induction hobb, electric fan assisted oven and ceiling suspended extractor fan. A stainless steel electric kettle and toaster are provided, for the coffee lover there is a cafetiere, expresso maker and an Nespresso coffee machine and for the cook there is an array of herbs and spices to choose from.

An integrated dishwasher is available together with an integrated washing machine for all those laundry requirements.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Louise Dunne
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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October 10, 2016


based on 22 traveler reviews

L'Oranger - apt w/gdn, sea view, in heart of Old Town nr beach & Inst de Franc
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

L'Oranger, Lovers and Couples,

  • 5 of 5

What we liked about our booking was that we could speak to louise and Dan, about the Airport Transfer arrangements, They organised a taxi to pick us up, drop us 50yds from the property!

While eun route he calls Donna, !

Donna" Who is a great contact. is key holder and caretaker, a wonderful, mature, fit, girl! She helped us down the stone steps with our luggage, Opened the door, and wow , this is better than the discription, My Wife, "Antoinette" is an interior designer, The interior

and garden, are set out with personal things, that makes the feel more comfortable, and we had a lot of respect for the property, Just how we would have it,, Lovely situation, everything was walking distance, The restaurants, convenience stores, the beach, They even supplied a sun mat, parasol and beach towels, We took the local bus, (800 yds to the stop) everywhere we wanted to go, Menton, Cap ferrat, nice, Monte Carlo,

We enjoyed a 1 day boat excursion to St Tropez, Starting from Nice Port! It was always a pleasure to sleep in the comfortable king size bed each night, The Old Town is so Quiet you can hear a pin drop! No traffic noise always a good nights sleep, We enjoy a couple of bottles of Ros'e each night with our meal of course, ! We just hope that we can get in again next year!

Ken and Antoinette, Cumbria, uk

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

Perfect position tucked in the pretty streets, but only 5 minutes to the beach. The apartment is ideal for two people, very well equipped and beautifully decorated. Eating out in the courtyard was also lovely. We will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is just as beautiful as described! We met the Agent Donna nearby who showed us in and we were so impressed with how clean and beautifully decorated it was! The views are stunning and the garden is so peaceful and a wonderful place to relax and enjoy alfresco dining!

We had a wonderful, relaxing week in Villefranche exploring parts of the town we hadn't visited before. I'm positive that we will be looking forward to staying here again one day in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Excellent apartment in attractive location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment provided an excellent base for our holiday. It was well equipped, attractively furnished and provided everything we needed. Charmingly located in the old town; convenient for restaurants, small shops and the railway station. Walking around Villefranche involves going up and down lots of steps so requires a certain level of fitness. Donna, the local agent, was excellent, extremely helpful and arranged transport for us back to Nice airport.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as described providing clean, comfortable accommodation for two people. It was excellently situated in the heart of the village and yet quiet. Louise could not have been more helpful both during the booking stage and while we were there as she responded promptly to all queries. She arranged a reliable driver to and from the airport for us and Donna made us welcome on arrival at the apartment. Villefranche was a perfect place to stay, delightful in itself and with such easy access to many other places. There is a wide choice of places to eat in the town but we failed to try them as we quickly discovered L'Escapade near the back of the church where freshly cooked meals were available every day to take 'home' and reheat when we were ready for dinner. There are too many 'must see' and 'must do' things to list. Thank you, Louise, for a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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We fell in love with Villefranche sur Mer

  • 5 of 5

We arrived by train from Nice airport to the little train station at Villefranche sur Mer (VSM)which sits above the most beautiful bay that was shimmering in the sunshine. A short walk through the streets of the old town brought us to a little square where we met Donna who gave us access to Le Phare, which is a first floor apartment. Everything in the apartment was in the same shabby-chic Provençal style which totally suited the building and was extremely well-equipped & maintained, just like a home from home. The bathroom was designer and a delight. It was a heatwave when we stayed and even though temperatures outside were touching 40 degrees we remained cool in the apartment with the provision of 3 fans. The old town has a small supermarket, a first class butchers, deli, greengrocer and boulangerie, all an easy stroll from the apartment; also there is a weekly food market in the new town. Many superb reasonably priced restaurants can be found in the old town streets and on the waterfront all within easy walking distance. The ambiance of VSM is just perfect and the church situated on the other side of the square was very atmospheric when the bells rang throughout the day. Trains and buses that run right along the Riviera are very regular & have very reasonable fares and there are many places to visit if you can tear yourself away from the beach and the clear waters of the Med. The comprehensive information provided by the owner in a folder in the apartment was most helpful for ideas for days out, restaurants, walks etc...We stayed for a week and wish we could have remained forever, we will definitely return. Thanks for a wonderful holiday!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Port of Nice
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Car: not necessary

13th Century Villefranche Sur Mer is a picture perfect French fishing village lying east of Nice that has retained its historical charm, with its medieval cobbled streets filled with pots of beautiful plants, flowers, hidden passageways, colourful Italian architecture and leafy sun dappled squares. There are many steps in the Old Town so if you have difficulty walking you need to bear this in mind. Living among such surroundings within the heart of the Old Town makes it simple to sync into village life and feel like a local. The ancient Citadel St Elmo is renowned for its museums, manicured gardens and open air theatre. The Citadel holds a prominent position overlooking the main square of the Old Town where you will find an abundance of vibrant cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants - the perfect place for an aperitf at night or by day a browse around the flea/antiques market. La Rue Obscure is the oldest street in VSM and to this day you will still find a network of passageways with dimly lit arched ceilings and doorways. (U2 filmed a music video in the famous street a few years ago). The glorious beach (Plage des Marinieres) stretches for 1km and is renowned for being one of the best between Nice and Italy. The Rade de Villefranche is a huge, natural protected harbour which means its a great spot to swim, dive or snorkel. If you enjoy sunbathing or simply people watching you can enjoy the international scene on the beach or kick back and indulge with a chilled rose in one of the beach cafes. Public transport links to VSM are excellent, reliable and very reasonably priced, so trips to nearby attractions to the surrounding towns and villages of Beaulieu, St Jean, Eze, La Turbie, Monaco, Grasse, Cannes, Antibes and St Paul De Vence are easily accessible. Nice is only a 10 minute journey on the bus where you can stroll, roller skate, jog or cycle (bleu velo bike hire available) down the infamous Promenade des Anglais, visit the Cours Saleya or park Le Chateau. If you have the benefit of a car you can easily reach Gourdon, Roya Valley, Valbonne, Aix en Provence, Cassis, Calanaques, St Tropez or head to the Italian hot spots of Portafino, Cinque Terra , Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Sienna all of which are drivable within a few hours. The islands of Corsica and Sardinia can be reached via ferry from the Port of Nice or by air from Nice Airport.


Rates & Availability

Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $328

To secure a booking a 40% deposit is payable with the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. A Refundable Damage Deposit of 300 Euro is due 7 days prior to arrival. All payments are subject to transaction fees.

Check in time is 10am and check out is 4pm.

Additional Fees:
Cleaning Fee - €100 (including bed linen, towels, beach towels and final clean upon departure). Payable in cash on arrival.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The newly renovated en suite shower room comprises of a designer sink/unit with two drawers to store your toiletries and an Italian 'rain' shower with travertin tiles on the walls and floor. There is also an Axor mirrored cabinet and toothbrush holder above the sink which provides additional storage. There is a separate toilet with soft closing seat and lid and sink with Grohe mixed tap. Philippe Starck accessories include toilet roll holder and toilet brush holder. Bath towels, hand towels and shower mats are supplied as part of the rental fee. Beach towels are also included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom consists of a top quality luxurious Euro king-sized bed which is dressed with white cotton sheets, duvet & hot water bottles (autumn/winter), vintage white throw and amazingly soft feathered pillows (2 per person). Stylish bed side tables provide additional storage dressed with elegant lamps for bedtime reading. A fitted wardrobe provides ample storage for hanging clothing, together with a plentiful supply of clothes hangers. A laundry basket, full length mirror, chest of drawers, dyson tall fan and Louis XVI chair are provided for your added convenience. The bedroom benefits from two large upvc windows with the added benefit of shutters to keep out the beaming morning sunlight. The ceilings are high which helps to keep the room cool with the air flow from the windows so you can rest assured that you will have a pleasant night's sleep. Fitted wardrobes, a chest of drawers and bed side tables are supplied.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Free wi-fi and local land line calls are included in the rental fee. Whilst the apartment does not have the benefit of air conditioning it does possess several high quality fans which together with the sea breeze through the windows provides adequate cooling and airflow throughout the apartment. Also for your use is a large provencal style basket, lock and lock lunch boxes, beach towels, cool box, ice packs, cool bag and beach mats. We also supply parasols and a bat and ball for the energetic type. Other features are a good range of glassware, crockery and cutlery, oak chopping serving/board, sewing box, Nespresso coffee machine, powerful hairdryer, books, puzzles, and depending on the season fresh herbs for your use. Coffee, tea and sugar are provided free of charge. Toilet paper and kitchen roll is also provided at the beginning of your stay only. For drying clothes outside In the garden/terrace is a retractable washing line and clothes maiden.

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