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Ralph & Karen Moorhouse

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, some French

Luxury Nice Vacation Rental, stunning view, fully equiped, free WiFi, phone, TV

21 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Nice Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom [WC], sleeps 4 max.

Contact us NOW for BEST RATES! NO security deposit AND travel cancellation insurance included in quote - ask for details.

You’ll fall head over heels for Nice! The city boasts sparkling beaches, sunlit streets, ocean breezes, and a temperate climate year round. Unfortunately, the vacation rentals here tend to lack the elegance and whimsy of the rest of the town. We know—we stayed in several before buying our own penthouse apartment, Le Tresor de Nice. Call us for more information

Our experience with the accommodations in Nice spurred us to create a vacation rental experience that consistently surpasses our guests’ expectations. We spent months renovating Le Tresor de Nice before opening it to be shared with others, and it features all the personal touches you would expect from a treasured family home.

Two terraces and several large windows showcase the shimmering Mediterranean, the sun-washed architecture of Nice, and the gentle slope of the mountains. One terrace includes a four-seat dining table and lounge chairs for sipping wine under the moon, while the stars and city lights merge into one glittering panorama.

Marble floors pave the way into Le Tresor de Nice, which is reached by elevator and laid out into an open floor plan with a large living room, one bedroom, and one and a half baths.

A brand new, fully stocked kitchen with fittings and furnishings from Italy, stainless steel appliances, and granite counters is the perfect setting for preparing gourmet meals in the country that invented gourmet. A small supermarket for gathering fresh ingredients is located just down the way, along with a boulangerie, where you can induldge in a fresh croissant or buy a loaf of bread for later.

When its time to present your enchanting meal, a glass-top dining table, lit by an elegant chandelier, has room for six. You can also light a few candles and dine on the terrace in the balmy Mediterranean air.

The kitchen also has breakfast bar—an ideal place to settle in with an espresso from our Nespresso machine and catch up on emails (freeWi-Fi is provided). Or, if you’d rather work with a view, Le Tresor de Nice provides an office area in front of a large window overlooking the bay, which bustles with ships, boats, paragliders and planes descending to the nearby airport. This dreamlike view will be the only impediment to your productivity: a printer, scanner, and plenty of desk space for your laptop are included.

Luxury linens enfold a queen-sized bed in the bedroom—a wonderful place to rest after a full day of exploring. A second terrace with bay views is accessed from the bedroom. Here, for a romantic moment, you’ll find two chairs and a table with just enough space to rest a pair of wine glasses.

The bathroom includes a rainfall showerhead, vanity mirror, and spacious marble countertops for all of your cosmetics and beauty products. A half-bath with sink and WC is located just off the foyer. There’s also a sofa that converts to a bed in the living area, which will accommodate two extra guests.

The beach is a ten-minute walk from Le Tresor de Nice (15 to 20 minutes on the way back) or a five minute bus ride. We recommend some form of vehicle transportation so you can motor along the coast or into the mountains. A vehicle will also make it easier to reach the plethora of cafes and restaurants in Nice’s city square or Old Town. An electric car rental service—8€/hour with a one hour minimum—can be found just downstairs.

Prefer not to drive? There are several options for public transportation. Take the convenient bus service to Gare de Nice Ville, where you can take a train along the scenic coastline to Marseille or Italy.

Another perk—two of our friends in the building, French-Canadians who speak both English and French, are available to meet and greet guests, answer questions and assist in emergencies

It’s always a great time to visit, and our luxury vacation rental ensures your stay in Nice will be twice as nice. Get in touch today to book your getaway!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ralph & Karen Moorhouse (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, some French

About Ralph & Karen Moorhouse

We are committed francophiles and after spending many years getting to know Paris, renovating an apartment there [224052] we started coming to the Côte d'Azure, looked for an apartment & knew that this was it when we walked into the living room and saw the view. Another renovation followed to a higher standard than the typical Nice offering - its a place we would live in full time....maybe some day!!

Ralph & Karen Moorhouse purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Ralph & Karen Moorhouse chose Nice

The view! Sitting on the balcony with a cool glass of Rosé enjoying the view, the sun and cooling breeze is magic. This is the enduring feedback we get from guests and why we spend more time here than in Paris [ID 224052]

What makes this apartment unique

We have 2 wonderful on-site staff, who have become good friends, to welcome you and help you settle in. A convenient bus will take you to the SNCF station, for travel along the coast, or hop off en-route to pick up another bus into the center of the town. Local supermarket & bakery will supply you basic needs to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on the balcony.

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

Luxury Nice Vacation Rental, stunning view, fully equiped, free WiFi, phone, TV
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Home from home with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment in a nice quiet area of Nice. It was clean and really well presented, containing everything you could wish for. Was great to wake up in and great to return to after a day's site seeing. There was parking for our car and the public bus was close by for trips to town plus local supermarket and bakery for the essentials.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lyndsey: Sounds like you really enjoyed your stay in Nice and our apartment – we try make visits as smooth as possible. Parking availability and easy access to bus work well – we rarely have a car when we are there, since with combination of bus/train and sometimes Uber, we can easily see most of the towns along the coast. My favorite thing is to wake up with a coffee and pastry on the balcony and then end the day in same spot with a glass or 2 of a cool rosé watching the lights and enjoying a restful hour or so. Come back soon. Thanks. R&K
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5

Excellent place to stay and beautiful view of the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the opportunity to give feedback. Your responsiveness and attention to detail is top-notch. We had a fantastic vacation, and were very pleased with Le Tresor de Nice. It was nice to have the elevator. Also, the grocery store and bakery just around the corner was also very convenient. There is a just a little noise from the street at night, along with almost daily garbage trucks going on late in the night so we did have to shut the bedroom window. I think this should be mentioned for light sleepers.

Jean and Marlene were a true delight, super friendly and making us feel right at home.

Your Nice home is very nice, one of the nicest (maybe the nicest) places we have stayed in in France (this was our fifth France visit). We especially appreciated how spacious it was, and we really enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine. The apartment was very clean and well-appointed. When we first booked we were concerned that the apartment was far from Vieux Nice, but that concern quickly vanished when we found out how easy it was to use the bus system. In fact, we appreciated the peacefulness of the apartment, away from the crowds and hubbub of Vieux Nice.

The bus service is great, we used it a lot, and the bus schedule printouts and other tips were very helpful for figuring out the system. As a bus system is initially a bit daunting to non-bus riders like ourselves.

We appreciated the private parking--we needed to use it one time when we came home late.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heide: Thanks for your kind comments and pointing out some of the advantages of the apartment & location. Yes, sometimes the late night trash pick up can be noisy but its short lived and we do provide earplugs for light sleepers. Its usually the birds in the monrning that wake us, as we alway sleep with the windows open. Now we have access to restricted parking, it makes life easier if you come back late. Thanks and hope to see you again in Nice or Paris
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5

great apartment with wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The apartment is very comfortable, well equipped, the view is great and the area is beautiful. Bakery and bus stop around the corner. Short walk to the Promenade. We consider to be back in September.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michiel: thanks for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed the apartment AND the view!! Having a bakery that is open 7 days a week and small supermarket within 100m of the apartment is very useful. Don't know if you went to the bistro near the bakery - Francise the owner speaks some english and is very friendly [open for breakfast and lunch]. Hope to see you again in September - Happy 2016!!
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5

Beautiful Stay in Nice

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Nice. At our arrival we were greeted by Jean who was very pleasant and took time to give us all necessary information to make our stay in Nice enjoyable. The apartment is very clean, spacious, nicely decorated with a fantastic view of Nice from the balcony. We will carry a long lasting memory of our first dinner at the balcony, while watching in owe the lights of Promenade des Anglais, the full moon reflecting in the darkness of Mediterranean sea and the fireworks in the distance.

In a short walking distance from apartment you can find a nice grocery store with fresh vegetables and fruits, and the bakery with fresh croissants and baguettes. Close by there is a bus stop to take you to the beautiful beaches and to your daily adventures in Nice Côte d'Azur.

Overall it was much more than what we expected. We want to thank to our hosts Ralph and Karen for a memorable stay in Nice. We highly recommend this apartment and would come back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: S&D: We enjoy "getting to know" our guests and always try talk before they book and by email with as much information as requested. Its always pleasing to get good feedback that we have helped make the vacation more enjoyable - that's our goal and we are ably helped by Marlene & Jean in Nice. Those dinners on the balcony overlooking the bay are magical, we've spent many hours sitting there with a glass or 2 of chilled Rosé, relaxing and enjoying the view - also its fun to see the planes swooping over the bay as they approach the airport. Hope to see you again in Nice or Paris
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5

Nice apartment with everything You need

  • 5 of 5

We had excellent time in Nice and we tried to see as much as possible. Every morning we left already at 9.30 and arrived back at 10 o'clock. We spent whole days in St Tropez, Monaco and Menton. We also went in Italy, San Remo and last day we spent at Antibes. As we had very long days we did not have chance to just enjoy Your beautiful apartment. But still we had long breakfasts on the balcony and in the evening kids liked to read their books in the balcony and we had a glass of wine :) Nice and area close to Nice is very beautiful and for sure we would like to come back in one day. I already saw that You have apartment also in Paris. We have not been there but I would really like to see Paris as well. And if kids will hear that there is Disneyland... :)

I liked very much the details in your apartment, there were hand lotions next the soap and the welcome wine And chocolate were very sweet. We felt like we were very expected. Marlene was so nice and we could use your towels in our last day. So, we were very satisfied with Your apartment and for sure we will suggest it for our friends and I will contact you for sure if we will visit Paris or Nice again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Silja: It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. You really packed in a lot of sightseeing and it looked like the kids enjoyed themselves from the pictures you sent. We try to make our guests very comfortable with amenities and flexibility with check out whenever possible. Having Marlene/Jean on site to help out is invaluable. Hope we can see you again, perhaps that Paris visit and Disneyland for the kids ;-). All the best to you all, it really feels like we got to know you via all our email 'conversations' - we like that!!
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5

Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was well fitted out with a magnificent view of Nice harbor. After a busy day sightseeing it was wonderful to come home, kick back on the balcony and enjoy the cool breeze. Marlene and Jean welcomed us and took care of any needs that came up. Ralph and Karen were fantastic in giving prompt, detailed advice to help us make the most of the Cote Azur

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug: glad you enjoyed your stay and it sounds like you were really able to appreciate why we bought the apartment......sitting on the balcony and enjoying the view usually with a cool glass of Rosé!! We enjoyed working with you to make sure you had all the information and suggestions so you could enjoy the area. Of course, Jean & Marlene, our on location assistants, are gems - they are there to help and we appreciate what they do for our guests. Hope to see you again in Nice or perhaps Paris.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A-8
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Nice
Car: recommended

Poised Above the Mediterranean, Our Nice Vacation Rental is a True Treasure

You’ll fall head over heels for Nice! The city boasts sparkling beaches, sunlit streets, ocean breezes, and a temperate climate year round. Unfortunately, the vacation rentals here tend to lack the elegance and whimsy of the rest of the town. We know—we stayed in several before buying our own penthouse apartment, Le Tresor de Nice.

Our experience with the accommodations in Nice spurred us to create a vacation rental experience that consistently surpasses our guests’ expectations. We spent months renovating Le Tresor de Nice before opening it to be shared with others, and it features all the personal touches you would expect from a treasured family home.

Two terraces and several large windows showcase the shimmering Mediterranean, the sun-washed architecture of Nice, and the gentle slope of the mountains. One terrace includes a four-seat dining table and lounge chairs for sipping wine under the moon, while the stars and city lights merge into one glittering panorama.

Marble floors pave the way into Le Tresor de Nice, which is reached by elevator and laid out into an open floor plan with a large living room, one bedroom, and one and a half baths.

A brand new, fully stocked kitchen with fittings and furnishings from Italy, stainless steel appliances, and granite counters is the perfect setting for preparing gourmet meals in the country that invented gourmet. A small supermarket for gathering fresh ingredients is located just down the way, along with a boulangerie, where you can induldge in a fresh croissant or buy a loaf of bread for later.

When its time to present your enchanting meal, a glass-top dining table, lit by an elegant chandelier, has room for six. You can also light a few candles and dine on the terrace in the balmy Mediterranean air.

The kitchen also has breakfast bar—an ideal place to settle in with an espresso from our Nespresso machine and catch up on emails (freeWi-Fi is provided). Or, if you’d rather work with a view, Le Tresor de Nice provides an office area in front of a large window overlooking the bay, which bustles with ships, boats, paragliders and planes descending to the nearby airport. This dreamlike view will be the only impediment to your productivity: a printer, scanner, and plenty of desk space for your laptop are included.

Luxury linens enfold a queen-sized bed in the bedroom—a wonderful place to rest after a full day of exploring. A second terrace with bay views is accessed from the bedroom. Here, for a romantic moment, you’ll find two chairs and a table with just enough space to rest a pair of wine glasses.

The bathroom includes a rainfall showerhead, vanity mirror, and spacious marble countertops for all of your cosmetics and beauty products. A half-bath with sink and WC is located just off the foyer. There’s also a sofa that converts to a bed in the living area, which will accommodate two extra guests.

The beach is a ten-minute walk from Le Tresor de Nice (15 to 20 minutes on the way back) or a five minute bus ride. We recommend some form of vehicle transportation so you can motor along the coast or into the mountains. A vehicle will also make it easier to reach the plethora of cafes and restaurants in Nice’s city square or Old Town. An electric car rental service—8€/hour with a one hour minimum—can be found just downstairs.

Prefer not to drive? There are several options for public transportation. Take the convenient bus service to Gare de Nice Ville, where you can take a train along the scenic coastline to Marseille or Italy.

Another perk—two of our friends in the building, French-Canadians who speak both English and French, are available to meet and greet guests, answer questions and assist in emergencies

It’s always a great time to visit, and our luxury vacation rental ensures your stay in Nice will be twice as nice. Get in touch today to book your getaway!

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Rates & Availability

Nice Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Apr 3 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$142
$939
 
 
Fall 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$131
$867
 
 
Xmas/New Year 2016/7
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$142
$915
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$120
$796
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

Rates in Euro

Travel cancellation and damage protection insurance included as no extra cost - ask for detail

Discounts for last minute [within 7 days]
Nightly rate from 99 euro to 139 euro, depending on season

50% to confirm; remainder 30 days from arrival. Damage deposit of 600€ paid 10 days before arrival in local currency - billed separately

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Nice Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 59 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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