|Minimum Stay||6 - 20 nights|
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Zen Om, a cosy and relaxing apartment including 1 BR (in France called T2) for an authentic immersion. Surrounded by the most beautiful landmarks, located in a typical, very safe and strategic area of Historic Old Nice (Vieux Nice), the heart of city of Nice, near Sea & Park, and where everything is around just exiting the building: The best bakeries, gourmet food boutiques, wine, food markets, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, shopping, bookstores, theaters, cinemas, museums, antique markets. While quiet, at the center of all entertainments, cultural events, activities. shopping, transportation, city bikes. *Just crossing the street, the beautiful Promenade du Paillon, one kilometer pedestrian green flow, and at 5 minutes walk to the sea, public and private beaches through the scenic pedestrian streets of Old Nice, near the beautiful Castle Park, and newest areas of the city. *About the APARTMENT:
Zen Om apartment open plan, is very tidy, nicely renovated and decorated, with modern and antique, and well equipped. With 3 distinctive areas: living, sleeping: bedroom area , and shower room, and kitchen. View of pedestrian street, roofs of Old Nice, the blue sky, birds, and the distant sounds of the church bell…
Wooden floor. Natural ventilation by double exposures. Cosy living area, shower-room with toilet, fully equipped open small kitchen, quiet bedroom. 40 m2 or 431 Sq ft. well layout, 4th floor, in a walk-up small building made of five floors, easy low stairs and well ventilated staircase, and intercom. EQUIPMENT: Reliable WIFI, AC monobloc, Cables TV, DVD, Hifi, washing machine, multifunction oven, microwave. 3 fans. Linen included in Maintenance fee. For winter, a relaxing electric fire-place and electric heaters.
You will find a very tidy and clean apartment. The following linen is scrupulously changed and included in the Management & Maintenance fee: protecting mattress and pillows, sheets, 2 pillow cases, 1 bath mat, 2 large and 2 small towels, 1 kitchen cloth.
Occupancy : 2 people (1bed, no convertible), no pets, no smoking.
Available for your comfort in the apartment: Beach umbrella, umbrella (although rarely used), some sealed bags of coffee for your arrival, tea, sugar, one roll of toilet paper, cleaning products, bar of local bathroom soap.
For the check-in and check-out, I like also to be present, to welcome my guests and introduce the apartment, Nice and areas. I’ve designed Zen Om book including tips and suggestions, and the Apartment’s Manual in French and English languages to answer potential questions on the apartment. Maps, guides and brochures on Nice and areas are also available for consultation.
I’m pleased to offer 30 minutes French language practice, free of charge, optional of course. Sort of a gift “to take with you”. Im an experienced French language teacher, native French with also American nationality. And, if you wish to study or improve your skills during your holiday, I propose special rates to my guests, or for Bilingual assistance. My teaching site: http://francoiseduffau.com
The renovated public swimming pool Saint Francois is in the next street.
The apartment is at the beginning of a small bright pedestrian street, Ruelle Saint Francois, perpendicular to the pedestrian Place Saint Francois facing the park Promenade du Paillon, near also Place Garibaldi.
Importantly and rare in Old Nice, the strategic location allows various paths to the apartment: either by the typical small street of Old Nice, or just in crossing the street, by the Garden/Promenade du Paillon, leading to the sea and featuring trees, plants, fountains, water sprays, also by the Bd Jean Jaures, for faster walks, all transportations, tram (stop: Cathedrale Vielle Ville), bus, city bikes, the “Parking des Arts” located under the Théâtre National of Nice on Promenade des Arts, just in crossing the street ; and allows an easy exit from the city, to go sightseeing.
From Zen Om, you can go by foot all over Nice.
The public transportation system is also really well organized, renting a car is therefore optional at least for the first days of your stay. It’s extremely convenient from/to Zen Om apartment.
The rare location allows several ways to the apartment.
At 3 minutes walk are: transportation, tram (Cathedrale Vielle Ville), the 30 minutes ride airport bus 98 (same stop), bus, city bikes rentals, buses, by crossing the street the paying “PARKING des Arts”, under the Théâtre National on promenade des Arts offering various package upon arrival.
The train station (Gare Thiers) is at 20 minutes walk to the apartment, or 4 tram stops (Cathedrale Vieille Ville). Trains and bus go everywhere outside Nice.
Therefore a car is not necessary at least for your first days in Nice.
SPECIAL MONTHLY RATES: For January and February: Please inquire.
Rental directly with the owner, myself, therefore you’’ have a secured and legal rental.
It a pleasure for me as the owner to welcome my guests at Zen Om and to give tips and information on the area to my guests.
Also, I offer on request an optional 30 minutes French language session or bilingual assistance, and Distance learning. I’m an experienced freelance French language teacher, native French with also American nationality. In New York City, I taught at Baruch College and Sanofi Synthelabo, for over 8 years. I teach also Hatha Yoga. and give also French language workshops in USA.
Nowadays, I live in beautiful Nice after few years in Paris, and 16 years in New York City. I choose to live in Nice, as it is at the same time, a village (where the apartment is located), a city with an interesting cultural life, the beauty of the place, the nature, and the numerous sightseeings and activities, and the magic Mediterranean blue Sea. Italy is also very close.
I like very much to travel, the nature, have a special attraction for Asia, where I often take trips and like also to volunteer teaching.
I really love Zen Om apartment when I stay at times, a very cosy and relaxing apartment and its typical, safe, extremely convenient and friendly neighborhood in Old Nice (Vieux Nice), the heart of the city, where everything needed is around. The beautiful park Promenade du Paillon is cross street, a relaxing pedestrian green flow. I like also very much to be at few minutes from the sea and public and private beaches and to feel the atmosphere of the Old Nice, so close from the nature.
And enjoy the specially great climate in this beautiful part of France, where there are unlimited things to discover.
It is a pleasure for me to do my best to make my guests feel at home at Zen Om and in order for them to enjoy at best their holidays, and to have the pleasure to meet them again.
Françoise Duffau (Owner) purchased this apartment in 2010
When searching for a property to buy, I felt immediately in love with the apartment and its feeling of peace, comfort and familiarity, its layout as a 1 BR open plan, with double exposures for good ventilation, the view of the sky and birds over the roofs of Old Nice, and the romantic sound of the distant church bells.
And also the charm of its typical location surrounded by landmarks, in a very strategic, safe and quiet area of Old Nice, the heart of the city. The great park Promenade du Paillon cross street and the beautiful blue sea and beaches. This authentic area felt home.
Going everywhere walking is an asset. Everything is available just exciting the building, the best bakeries, gourmet food shops, restaurants cafes, great food and antique markets.
While quiet, Zen Om is at the center of all entertainments, cultural life, and near transportation, bus, tram, bikes.
*Also, rare asset in the Old Nice, the apartment’s location allows various accesses :
For relaxing scenic walks through the charming historic pedestrian streets of Old Nice leading to the Mediterranean Sea and beaches in 5 minutes,
The amazing Castle Park overlooking the Promenade des Anglais \ in less than 10 minutes,
The Boulevard J. Jaures, for a faster walk, where, tram, buses, and the 20 minutes airport bus, parking are located,
Also allowing a fast exit to the city to visit around
Why Nice? After 6 years in Paris and 16 years in New York City, I chose to relocate to the French Riviera, full of happy child’s memories, beauties and sun! I felt Nice called “Nice la belle” (the beautiful), perfect. As it is at the same time a village, where the apartment is located in the Old Nice, a city with an interesting cultural life, and by the beautiful blue Mediterranean Sea ; the best climate in France, the beautiful nature,
typical numerous places for sightseeings, and also Italy very close.
The public transportation is great and a car is also optional to go around.
A full immersion… Feeling at home. Enjoying the possibility to go by foot about everywhere!
Zen Om apartment is very cosy, with a peaceful atmosphere, going with the warm sound of distant church bell, the view of the small street, birds, blue sky, over the roofs of Old Nice.
Carefully furnished and equipped, bright and quiet, with double exposure allowing cross ventilation. During winter you will enjoy the relaxing electric fire place and efficient heaters. Ideal for one or 2 people.
The immersion is guarantied in this historic, friendly, strategic and extremely safe location of Old Nice, living in the heart of the city, in a charming, and very clean and tidy home.
As I’m staying at times at Zen Om, I look after it carefully, and wish for my guests to feel at home as well.
Only the benefits of Old Nice: as the apartment is quiet while at the center of all entertainments, shopping, near transportation, and with various ways to the apartment which is rare in Old Nice.
Close to the nature: The beautiful and relaxing Garden/Promenade du Paillon, a 1 kilometer pedestrian green flow, is just cross street. The sea and beaches, at 5 minutes scenic walk through the charming pedestrian streets. The beautiful Castle Park and the newest parts of Nice at 10 minutes walk.
All needed is around: just exciting the building: the best bakeries, gourmet food, cafes restaurants, food and antique markets.
Surrounded by landmarks, cultural life and entertainments, the Museum of Modern Art, public library, movies, theaters, opera. Saint Francois indoor swimming pool next street.
At 3 minutes walk: tram, stop Cathedrale Vielle Ville, train station: 4 tram stops, all transportation, airport bus, pay Parking des Arts (just crossing street), city bike stands, and fast exit from the city. Apartment manual in English and French, guidebooks.
I’m pleased to offer a free optional 30 minutes French language practice, or bilingual assistance as a French language teacher: francoiseduffau.com
We had a great stay in Nice from June 25th to June 30th 2015. The apartment is very nice, very clean and with a lot of lovely details. It is really in the heart of old Nice, thus you can reach almost all interesting places in Nice within a few minutes walk. Francoise gave us a very warm welcome and a lot of advise and recommendations related to restaurants or cultural events. We can absolutely recommend this apartment and we are looking forward to our next stay in this apartment in Nice.
Nous avons passé d’excellentes vacances en aout dans l’appartement Zen Om !
Nous y avions déjà séjournés durant l’hiver et notre choix d’y retourner étaient pour nous évident. Car l’appartement est très comfortable, meublé avec goût et beaucoup de charme et bien équipé et extrêmenent propre et accueillant. Il est aussi clair et calme, situé dans une rue piétionne tranquille et pittoresque dans le coeur du Vieux Nice.
En sortant de l’immeuble tout est à disposition, les meilleurs petits commerçants, traiteurs, boulangeries, cafés, restaurants, supermarchés, marché de produits frais, boutiques, bus, tram, vélos bleus de la ville, en bref une situation idéale, pleine de charme et d’authenticité.
Le jolie parc Promenade du Paillon juste en traversant la rue et la mer et ses plages privées et publiques à moins de 5 minutes à pied par les ruelles charmantes et pittoresques du Vieux Nice.
De l’appartement, on peut aller partout à pied. il est aussi très facile d’aller explorer les environs par bus et train, nous avons laissé la plupart du temps notre voiture au parking des Arts, situé à 2 minutes pied.
L’accueil de Françoise, la propriétaire, est extrêmement chaleureux, toujours prête à donner les meilleures recommandations et informations.
Nous recommandons vivement Zen Om !
Francoise has thought of everything to make the stay comfortable and without stress including a free introductory French lesson. The place is beautifully appointed, very clean and an integrated part of old Nice with its centuries old architecture, winding narrow passageways, closeness to the sea, little markets, great restaurants and general hustle. Francoise was just great. The place is clean, and air conditioned (important to me!), and it seems to me she thought of everything one could need.
The apartment is ideally located for your vacation in Nice and was exactly as described. It is within easy walking distance of good markets, the beach and affordable restaurants. Central shopping in Nice is a ten minute walk along the Promenade du Paillon. Public transportation, convenient and easy to use, connects readily with the airport and train stations. While the kitchen is rather small, it is serviceable and contains everything one might need. Air conditioning was appreciated on those warmer days. The apartment, on the 4th floor, does present a daunting climb. However, the light and fresh air well compensate for the climb.
Liked best: The neighborhood.
Liked least: The stairs.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.
• The property was "as advertised".
• I recommend the location.
• The property was a good value for the price paid.
• The property provided wifi/internet access.
• My security deposit was returned on time.
This delightful apartment was just as described. We found it to be a comfortable, quiet but very central base for our holiday. Checking in and out was made very simple by Francoise the apartment owner. We also found all of the information Francoise supplies in the guidance books invaluable for getting around the city. We had a wonderful and relaxing time.
Francoise has seen to every detail for a fabulous stay. There are notebooks with multilingual instructions and recommendations, a complementary French lesson, and the offer to be at your service should you need extra help. The flat is appointed tastefully, is clean, and very functional. It was great being part of the old city with it's charming architecture, old churches, fabulous restaurants, little markets and bustle. The website description was perfectly accurate. Will be delighted to recommend it to friends. Francoise is a very special and caring person and was a significant factor in our enjoyment
Charming Zen Om apartment is located in a prime location in the heart of the city, in a quiet part of lively and historic Old Nice, by cross street a Park and at 4 minutes scenic walk to the Sea and beaches.
Zen Om is at walking distance to everywhere, in a strategic location of historic lively Od Nice, on the French Rivera, near Cannes, Monaco, by the Mediterranean sea, close to Italy.
In the neighborhood, you will feel really immersed in Nice and in France with a touch of Italy very close by. The quiet apartment provides exclusively the benefits of Old Nice as it is located:
- In a very strategic and rather quiet area of the heart of the city: Old Nice (Vieux Nice), surrounded by landmarks, entertainments, and all needed around, shopping, transportation, culture.
- By the beautiful one kilometer long park/garden, Promenade du Paillon, a 1 kilometer pedestrian green flow leading to the sea and featuring a wide variety of trees, plants from all over the world, fountains, water sprays, by just crossing the streets.
- The Sea and public and private Beaches on the famous Promenade des Anglais and Baie des Anges, at 5 minutes scenic walk through the small charming streets of Old Nice and also by the park Promenade du Paillon.
- Surrounded by beautiful and historic landmarks and museums.The museum of modern art and the public library, are just crossing street.
- The newest parts of Nice, like Jean Medecin shopping avenue, Acropolis convention and exhibition center, by a close walk.
- The superb Castle Park overlooking the bay, at less than 10 minutes walk,
- The renovated public swimming pool Saint Francois is just next street.
- Zen Om is quiet while at the center of all entertainments, cultural events and activities, shopping and transportation. Just exiting the building are located the best bakeries, gourmet food boutiques, food markets, supermarkets, restaurants and small cafes, shopping, antique markets, bookstores, theaters, cinemas, museums.
The apartment’s small bright pedestrian street is called Ruelle Saint Francois, by the historic pedestrian Place Saint Francois facing the Garden/Promenade du Paillon, and the Place Garibaldi.
* Importantly and rare in Old Nice, the strategic location of the apartment allows to choose various accesses to the apartment just exciting the building:
Either by the various charming pedestrian streets of Old Nice, the beautiful Garden/Promenade du Paillon, or the boulevard Jean Jaures, for a faster walk and where you will find at 3 minutes walk: the tram (stop: Cathedrale Vielle Ville) going to the train station Gare Thiers in 4 stops, all transportation, buses, the 20 minutes ride airport bus (stop Lycee Massena), city bikes rental stands, the pay Parking des Arts just crossing the boulevard; and an easy exit to the city to visit around.
By the apartment, buses and trains, will take to known cities, like Cannes, Monaco, the back country and villages. A car is therefore optional and not necessary at least during few days while visiting Nice, although the pay Parking des Arts is just at 2 minutes walk, under the Theatre of Nice.
The apartment is a good base to visit, prestigious cities, like Cannes, Monaco, typical villages and a wide variety of beaches, either by buses, trains or car. Also, the wonderful back country, Provence, hills and mountains, the famous Mercantour National Parc. You will have many wonderful opportunities for relaxing walks or more athletic hiking, where the beautiful landscapes and light will reveal to you.
And during winter, you will enjoy in the flat the relaxing fireplace electric system and very efficient electric heaters. And if you like skiing, resorts are really very near, like: Valdeblore, Valberg, Isola 2000, at about 80 to 90 kilometers.
A wide range of international and national companies fly to Nice including AF, EasyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Alitalia, Iberia, etc..
In essence, from the apartment, you will have a huge range of possible choices for your holiday, and will be very close to the nature, with or without car. And will enjoy for certain, like many painters as Matisse, who lives part of his life in Nice, the beauty of the landscapes and light.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
SPECIAL SUMMER 2016 from July
Jul 26 2016 - Sep 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
20 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
IMPORTANT NOTE: The quote includes the price of the rental ONLY. Conveniently, my guests pay only upon arrival, both: The Refundable Security deposit (250 E for 1 week or as agreed for longer stay), refunded at check-out, by either traveller checks, French or American bank checks, or cash. And 120 E management/maintenance fee including linen in cash for person in charge of the flat. Upon request, the Security deposit can be paid also at booking, please advice.
SPECIAL Monthly RATES for Jan & Feb, please inquire.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.