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Absolutely Fabulous, Central Nice, very close to beach - Malonat

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Vieille Ville Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Sunny, airy, modern apartment in historic building in the heart of Vieux Nice

For Shorter Stays and other methods of payment please enquire.

Fabulous apartment with views over the roofs of old Nice to the sea. 100m from the markets of Cour Saleya and the beach with its abundance of cafés and restaurants this is a location that is hard to beat.

The apartment was selected by us, to include as one of our rental properties, for its location. Rue du Malonat is a quiet pedestrien side street, right in the heart of old Nice. You step out of the door, 20 meters to the end of the street, and you literally have hundreds of cafés, restaurants, and shops, not to mention the famous market stalls of Cour Saleya just around the corner. Another few steps from there and you are on the Quai des Etas Unis and the beach.

When you have had enough sun, and enough food, there are a multitude of other things to see and do, from scuba diving and sailing, through cycling and rollerblading, to a multitude of museums and maybe an evening at the Opera.

With all this on your doorstep, you are sure to enjoy your stay.

How to double the size of the apartment.: This apartment is on next door to another apartment we operate called Saleya. The two apartments can be rented separately or together to create accommodation for up to ten people. There is a doorway off the staircase that gives onto a hallway, from that hallway each apartment has it's own front door. If the apartments are rented separately, then the hallway remains 'public', and if they are rented together then the hallway remains 'private'.

Getting around: Busses- The TAM busses are operated by the Conseil General des Alpes Maritimes and now charge a flat 1.50 per person, per trip. ie Every time you get on the bus, you pay 1.50€ regardless of how far you are going. The busses are clean, usually on time, and air conditioned.

Trains- The TER trains are the ones that serve the coastal towns, they are regular and clean. A ticket Nice to Monaco return will set you back 5 euro, but if you fancy spending the day exploring several towns then you are best to go for the Carte Isabelle which allows you on and off the train from Fréjus to Vintimiglia as many times as you like in one day, and costs 12 euro, unfortunately it is only available in the summer month July to September.

If train journeys is what you enjoy then you might want to consider the Chemin de Fer de Provence which offers a very scenic train through the lower Alpes from Nice to Dignes, clinging to the hill sides as it meanders its way across valleys and on up into the hills.

Tram- The tram is popular, and is therefore usually crowded, Tickets can be bought at the stops, from the booths on the platforms

Pricing is as follows;

1 trip ticket =1.50 euro

10 trip ticket = 10 euro

1 day pass = 4 euro

7 day pass = 15 euro

Cyclotour- You will see, dotted around Nice, strange tricycles with a covered back seat. If you are worn out from to much walking and/or shopping, use them. They are usually driven by students who will take you wherever you want for 1.50/km, even on a tour of Nice.

Parking- For those of you who come by car, parking Saleya (under cours Saleya) do passes for the duration of your stay . As a guide they charge 49€ for a three day pass and 9€ a day thereafter, which allows you in and out as often as you like. It is worth remembering that if it is your birthday they will offer you your birthday parking for free, and they have bicycles that they will lend free to car park users. You can get information on all this on site in the car park.

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Details for Malonat 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Half Bathrooms

With oak parquet throughout, generous bathroom, separate lavatory, two bedrooms, and a great living space with views over the roof tops of old Nice to the sea.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the appliances we come to expect in a modern kitchen.

The main bedroom has a double bed, fitted wardrobe, and chest of drawers, so you won't be short of storage space.

The second bedroom has two single beds, open shelving and a chest of drawers.

The bathroom has a large shower, double basin unit, heated towel rail, and again plenty of shelving and space for 5 people to put toiletries.

On the practical side, there is a large 'Monoprix' supermarket nearby for your weekly shop and a multitude of corner shops you can get last minute provisions from. The main bus stops are a short walk away and from there you can get up and down the coast from Cannes to Monte Carlo, quickly, comfortably and for only about 1.50€

  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in the Malonat apartment in July 2007 for 5 magical nights. Fantastic! Thanks to our hosts who were very helpful and welcoming. It was greatly appreciated, our trip was so much more enjoyable. The apartment was gorgeous and well worth the climb! The location was perfect, everything at our doorstep, including the market which had the most delicious food! I'll never forget the taste of those olives! In the afternoon, we enjoyed strolling through the little streets of the Old Town and discovering interesting shops, churches, restaurants and the evening market. Everyone comments on the jewelery I bought in Nice at that market. The other bonus is that the beach is only a few minutes walk away from the apartment.

Cheers and thanks for a great place to stay.

Anna Balasopoulos
Nov 2007
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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average rating of 4.5384617 based on 14 reviews
Charleston, SC

Great Flat and Location

  • 5 of 5

We are currently staying in Malonat. We like it so much we are staying (much) longer than planned. The location is great, pretty much everything you would need is within walking distance. Taking the bus from the airport is easy if you don't have a ton of baggage. Old Nice is Awesome! This is our second trip and we still love it. Rosemary is a great landlord. The flat has the necessities to cook and clean. The stairs are a bit of a task but we are traveling with a toddler and still manage. You also have a pretty good view of the blue water from one window. All the other positive reviews are accurate. We are VRBO landlords (663988#) and recommend staying here when in Nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location and great apartment!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely old building with heaps of character. The 4 flights of stairs balanced out the ice creams each day!

Good facilities and lovely view of the sea. So central yet quiet too.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

The location is in the heart of the old town of Nice so it is close to bars, restaurants, cafes and the famous Cours Saleya, very authentic and practical. The beach and Promenade des Anglais are just couple of minutes away. The flat is in a beautiful, old building, right in the heart of the Old Town, shared with locals. It is a 4th floor walk up, so not ideal for those with knee problems, older people and may be for children. The apartment is great! Two bedrooms with a split bathroom and a great dining area.

Rosemary is a fantastic host - she knows the area well and is so helpful and informative. And speacial thanks to Rosemary again for helping us with our bags . Hope to see you this year again Rosemary ..!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Tidy apartment with great location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is as described and we´ve stayed there several times. Its location in heart of the old town makes it both authentic and practical. In Nice almost everything is reached by foot and if you rent a car you can easily discover the French and Italian Rivieras. The beach and Promenade des Anglais are just couple of minutes away, Cours Saleya even closer. In the evening there are lots of restaurants to choose from or you can just stroll the alleys in the old town or visit the renewed Promenade du Paillon. We´ve always got good and flexible service, couldn´t ask for more!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Tokyo, Japan

Ideal apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The location is in the heart of the old town of Nice so it is close to bars, restaurants, cafes and the famous Nice market. Less than 10 minutes' walk to the seafront and 15 to a great Monoprix (food shop).

The apartment itself is great! Two bedrooms with a split bathroom and a great kitchen/dining area. It was the perfect place to come back to after a long day of walking and exploring! The building itself is quiet as well so there is no worry of noise while trying to sleep.

Rosemary is a fantastic host - she knows the area well and is so helpful and informative. I would absolutely recommend this spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Tokyo, Japan

The perfect spot for an authentic stay in Nice!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do this flat justice! We are a family of 4 adults and stayed in Malonat, which was perfect for us. The wc and shower room are split, which is so convenient for getting ready in the morning, the latter with double sinks. The flat is in a beautiful, old building, right in the heart of the Old Town, shared with local residents. It is a 4th floor walk up, so not ideal for those with knee problems, but great for the rest of us looking to burn off all the cheese and wine! It is such great value given all of the above, and I would recommend it/return myself in a heartbeat. Special thanks to Rosemary for being very helpful all the way through our stay, including in notifying us of a bus strike on the day of our departure!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Nice international
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nice Le Port
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Nice Promenade
Car: not necessary

Location, location, location. Three words that best describe this apartments position. Just a few minute to the beach, main shopping district and to the bus station. You are in the heart of old Nice on a street that is quiet at night and day but with a hive of activity just around the corner. Close to Cours Saleya - the location of the daily flower market. Public transport is reliable and cheap (1.50€ anywhere on the buses) and offers easy access other places to explore from Cannes to Monte Carlo.

The apartment is located in the heart of Vieux Ville - Nice. Close (1min walk) to the Promenade des Anglais - Nice's famous seafront esplanade. It's 6km long and is a fantastic place for a stroll or hire a bicycle or set of Rollerblades. Nearby there are art galleries and museums (Musee Matisse, Musee des Beaux Arts, Musee d'Art Moderne) .

Why not indulge in breakfast on the beach, lunch with a seafood plater at 'Le Safari', and finish the day dancing to the small hours at 'La Bodeguita'


Rates & Availability

Vieille Ville Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
mid season
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax 0.75% per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

3 nights are charged at 70% weekly rate
4 nights are charged at 75% weekly rate
5 nights are charged at 80% weekly rate
6 nights are charged at 90% weekly rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Vieille Ville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - shower
    Lavatory - toilet
  • There is a large shower, double basin unit,heated towel rail and plenty of space to put down toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a double bed and fitted wardrobe and plenty of storage for cases and clothing. The second bedroom has two single beds and a chest of drawers There is an excellent double sofa bed in the living room. Beds are prepared for your arrival, and towels are provided.
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment is on the fourth floor without a lift, but it is well worth the climb. Not only are fixtures, fittings, equipment and furniture of high quality but it remains quiet at night and there is a fabulous view over the rooftops of old Nice to the sea. Child's seats and cots are available on request.

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