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Muriel Berdat

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, I speak French, Italian, English, German, Spanish
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Villefranche historical sunny luxurious charming cozy 2BR/2BA 1600 built

16 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Fully renovated 2011 high end amenities ideal for families or romantic getaways

In the heart of Villefranche sur Mer old town,in a 1600 building, this Apt is on top floor and has been fully renovated in February 2011 with all high ends amenities, to create a home away from home. Charm, comfort, cozy feeling,is all you will find staying here as a family, or for a romantic stay, and even for friends gathering. On Rue Baron de Bres, one of the most quiet and charming, time has stopped feeling Villefranche sur Mer pedestrian street, steps from the beach, from fun, from all the restaurants,shops, and Boulangerie for croissants and baguette in the morning.7 large windows for plenty of light and sun, pretty unusual in old town, with roof top views, or typical medieval views on the arch of rue Baron de Bres. Take the 5 steps up to main door. As you open the door, BR with 2 single beds and an extra to use if needed, full bathroom,living area with Italian designed fully equipped kitchen, granite top, master bedroom w antique marble en suite full shower room with romantic vi

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Muriel Berdat (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, I speak French, Italian, English, German, Spanish

About Muriel Berdat

My name is Muriel, and I have been a property manager in the area for now over 20 years. Years spent trying to give the maximum service to all my guests, to share my love for the area, and my love for the local people too.

Many years ago, I have decided to manage and rent only apartments or villas that I would feel comfortable putting my own family in. To me they need to be spotless, and very very well equiped. Not just 2 skillets and 2 pots for 5 people, or only 4 plates ! A nice reward is when I hear : it's just like the pictures, but my best reward is actually : It's even better than in the pictures ! All the properties are well maintained, I always add little things here and there by listening to our guests comments.

Should you need anything during your stay, I can assure that even the impossible is sometimes done to fix anything as fast as possible. Lots of my guests have become friends and come back regularly. I love to travel, and I know how important a vacation is, especially when you come from far away.

In each of my properties, you'll find a book with all my little inside tips and information, to find the places to see, or to eat, and live like locals if you'd like !

As a property manager, by Law in France, I have a license, and I have an insurance up to 110 000 euro to protect owners and renters of any problem. To keep my license and my insurance, I am audited once a year. This is your best guarantee that I 'll always work my best to meet you needs and follow my ethic line and standard.

I am a the happy mother of 3 great children, a 18 year old and twins 11 years old, the wife of a great man of heart, and an elected city council of my little town Eze where I leave.

Should you not know the area, feel free to ask what would be best for you according to your needs, I'll be more than happy to help. Wishing you a very pleasant Villefranche and the Riviera discovery.

Muriel Berdat purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Muriel Berdat chose Nice Area

I have been a property manager on the Riviera for 22 years now, and when my husband and I saw this apartment, we just loved it because of all the windows, the light that was coming in ( I am a little claustrophobic and usually all the places in the odl town are really close to each other). Plus it was a top floor, but no high steps to reach it as it's only 5 steps up to main door. Very high diamond shape ceilings, the perfect display to have a parent ensuite bedroom on one side, with a romantic view on typical old town street and arch, and the children's bedroom on the other side with their own full bathroom, a well sized for the area living space. So we bought it ! We have remodeled it completely and have made it a home away from home. We have used all our experience as a travelling family, to give you all you need to have the perfect vacation, cosy, comfort, and typical. Because this is what we are looking for when we travel. We want the real experience,not only what tourists area offer. And on Rue Baron de Bres, with all the old stones, the locals taking out their chair after dinner to talk a bit, it is the real atmosphere of a southern France village. We would not say the apartment has a sea view even if you can see a little bit of the sea from the bedroom windows on the side. But so you know, when you are down here, you have a sea view all the time : having a coffee at a local café by the water, driving, having a train ride, the Mediterranean is present all the time. Villefranche sur mer is a unique picturesque little town or village. The old historical town, is right by the seashore, lots to do in the summer but also in the winter. Very easy to get around, train, buses, pedestrian area so no cars around. Only 20 mn from Nice International airport, Monaco is just 20 mn's away, Italy is so close. And Villefranche has everything, lots of restaurants, pubs, bars, shops. Very touristy area, but in the heart of the old town, so quiet, time seems to have stopped!

What makes this apartment unique

It's a very short walk to the beach, and to everything, and at the same time, so quiet. Take a coffee or a glass of wine beeing in an historical area is just amazing. Stress is washed away in seconds. But if you want the crowd, well it will just take 1 mn walk to find it !

Guestbook comments from the manager

Muriel,

Your hospitality is evident in every detail found throughout this beautiful space.

It truly felt like home while we were here and we are genuinely saddened to be leaving.

Thank you so much for everything and we will certainly tell our friends in Canada about this little piece of Heaven !

John, Kelly, Lindsay, Michelle, Amanda

PS : We will definitely be returning in future !
Jun 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

Villefranche historical sunny luxurious charming cozy 2BR/2BA 1600 built
average rating of 4.9375 based on 22 reviews
5

We loved it - so will you!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the entire month of July with another couple. The apartment is very well situated, clean, modern and has plenty of space for two couples. The guide that Muriel provided before we arrived is the best we have ever seen! She went to great lengths and much detail to make sure we could easily get there from the airport, find the apartment and know where to shop and to dine. We tried many of her restaurant recommendations and they were all great.

Muriel greeted us in person when we arrived, the A/C was on and she had a wonderful gift/snack basket waiting for us. Muriel is truly a trustworthy professional and she knows how to make her guests feel welcome!

Even though the apartment is located in the heart of old Villefranche and right next to several restaurants, there was never a problem with street noise. The bedrooms are quiet and cozy. The A/C works great (three units in the apartment). July was a very warm month - every day was sunny and around 80 degrees (or warmer), but the heat was never an issue in the apartment. We all slept wonderfully there!

The television is large and gets plenty of stations (including in English). The internet Wifi worked great throughout the apartment. The refrigerator is large, the kitchen is modern and it even has a dishwasher! The two bathrooms are both modern and good size.

Anyone staying in Villefranche should know that the entire town is built on a steep hill, so there are stairs everywhere. This was no problem for us, but you don't want to be surprised when you get there. Also, there is no driving within the medieval part of the town, so you will need to get your luggage up or down hill depending upon how you arrive. The apartment itself is up one flight of stairs. There is no actual view of the sea from the apartment, but the beach is close by and a very easy walk from the apartment.

We had an absolutely enchanting time in Villefranche. We toured quite a few other nearby towns during our stay and it was always wonderful to come "home" to our apartment. What a great vacation we had!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Wonderful stay - felt like being at home

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first time in Villegtanche and Muriel and her team made our stay memorable. The apartment was very comfortable and had all of the am entities of home. At the end of our busy days it was so nice to come back and just relax. Muriel is a very organized and caring individual and she makes sure you want for nothing! We highly recommend this lovely place!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Heaven is in Villefranche-Sur-Mer!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed at Muriel's place in early April. She is a very hands-on, capable owner and wonderful hostess. Her activity and restaurant recommendations were spot on! She greeted us with a basket of goodies to get us through until we could get groceries. She put me instantly at ease with my 5 year old and 8 year old, she even had sand toys and coloring pencils for them to borrow! She left instructions for the appliances, which was so helpful since the washer/dryer is slightly different than ours in the US. I would definitely recommend ear plugs, because the village church bells will wake you every morning if you are not an early riser.

This was our 3rd out of 4 apartments we stayed in while visiting France, and it was our favorite. It was very clean and so spacious! It was an incredibly short walk to restaurants, the beach, small grocery, bakery... anything we needed! There was easy access to the train, so we took day trips to Monaco and Ventimiglia. We could have just as easily hopped to Cannes or Nice. Villefranche-sur-mer is perfect for day trips, because it is such a quiet place to stay and yet centrally located with easy access to transportation. We also enjoyed the local open air market and a flea market in the main square. Everyone we interacted with in Villefranche-sur-mer was lovely.

The apartment was wonderful and we would definitely love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Charming Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this apartment during Winter 2015 for seven weeks with our two children. The apartment was exactly as advertised. It is very charming and seemed larger than advertised due to the high ceilings and the open concept living room/dining room/kitchen. The kitchen is very well stocked and easy to use. The location of the apartment is extremely convenient to restaurants, stores and public transportation. There are several nearby playgrounds and beaches. Muriel left a wonderful guide to the area as well as a lot of helpful information to help us through our stay. We loved getting to know the area and would love to return to Villefranche-sur-Mer one day. Our daughter says we must stay in this apartment again! It certainly felt like our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Wonderful place to be!

  • 5 of 5

We love this apartment! We have been there a few time and will return several more! Muriel is a wonderful hostess! The apartment is perfect for our family of four. In real estate it's all about location, location, LOCATION! This apart has location. We are close to restaurants, shops, the Mediterranean, the busses, grocery stores, bakeries.......everything! I love how quiet it is there. There are no cars in Old Town, just and occasional scooter and people talking as they walk by. you really feel like you are part of the area, not looking in from the outside. If you want the feel of being part of France and not just a tourist passing through, this is the place to stay! Thank you Muriel. We will see you in a few months.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Superior

  • 5 of 5

S-s-s-s-h-h.

Muriel and William have carved a 21st-century apartment out of a 16th-century structure, but you’d never know it without opening the massive door. Too narrow for cars, the cobbled streets of Villefranche-sur-Mer make it seem impossible for the apartment to offer so much in so little space. Two spacious bedrooms with full baths are separated by a combination living room, kitchen, and dining space. Best of all is the respite the carless village offers. You’re in the heart of Villefranche-sur-Mer sandwiched between the urban bustle of Nice on the west and Monte Carlo’s nocturnal high rollers on the east, yet you’d never know it. Thanks for offering 10 days of such quietude.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Villefranche sur mer
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
La Turbie/Monaco
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Villefranche sur mer
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Monaco
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Villefranche sur mer
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Auron
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Villefranche sur mer
Car: not necessary

Villefranche sur Mer historical town is considered a real gem on the French Riviera. From the 1500 Fortress to the Cocteau chapel, all the old medieval pedestrian streets,and the easy access to a long sandy beach with clear waters makes it a real picturesque little French town to visit. Also, besides the few but very very busy streets, you will be amazed to find that if you turn on another street, you can hear the birds sing !If you'd like the crowd,you can have it,lots of shops,restaurants,bars,in the old town and by the water front promenade. Everything is within walking distance. If you'd like to visit Monaco,or cross the Italian border, it will only take 20 min by train. On the other side,you could be in Nice in 15 min. Local open markets, fisherman selling fish in the morning. And all the Mediterranean colors to greet you. The Rue Obscure the blind street is one of the most famous you should not miss. From a romantic stay to family visits and friends getaway, Villefranche has it all.

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Rates & Availability

Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
$236
$1,573
$5,844
 
 
Indian Summer
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$191
$1,292
$4,271
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$129
$843
$2,697
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$157
$1,101
 
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$135
$843
$2,697
 
 
Spring and early summer
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$202
$1,416
$4,271
 
 
Monaco F1
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,236
Flat fee
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,517
$6,069
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $152
Stay tax 3.0% per night. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival.

Rates are subject to change and confirmation, until reservation is confirmed. Rates include linens, towels, beach towels, heat or air con, water, electricity, starting cleaning kit, internet WIFI. Final cleaning mandatory 135 euro up to 4 people to be paid cash upon arrival. Security deposit is held by credit card authorization and release upon departure if no damages.

Manager'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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Amenities

Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Floor Area:
  • 59 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brand new
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite
  • The en suite full shower room, has antique marble tiling, and is brand new. The second bathroom has Provence like tiles, bathtub with shower and is also brand new.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size new bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has high quality brand new bedding, Ralph Lauren high quality linens, extra pillows for your comfort. The second room has 2 twin beds, with mat toppers to sleep on a cloud, high quality linens. As we are a family with 3 children and we know it might just not be necessary to get an extra bedroom when we travel, we have put in second bedroom a real pull out bed that's attached on the wall when closed. It's perfect for a child.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Villefranche sur Mer old town is only pedestrian, and it's a series of streets with stairs to connect all the streets. So be prepared to walk, as it is the best way to discover this area any way. The apartment has only 5/6 steps to the main door, they are not too high, and could be easily done by anyone. Should you need a baby bed or a high chair, feel free to ask, we will be happy to provide ! Villefranche sur Mer train station is only 7/8 min walk away from the apartment if you arrive by train. Car is not necessary to stay in our apartment. We provide a supermarket card that will allow you to shop at the big Beaulieu sur Mer supermarket (right next door from Beaulieu sur Mer train station), and get everything delivered for 7 Euro only. Bus stops are about 7/8 min up from our apartment, and trips are only 1 Euro/trip/person ; also a pharmacy and a doctor are nearby should you need them.

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