VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Luxury Penthouse with Spectacular Sea Views, Garden and Pool

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 10/17/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Villefranche-sur-Mer apartment description

La Rade is a quiet, small, exclusive residence within walking distance of the village and beaches. This light and sunny apartment is located on the 3rd floor of the residence and is fully air-conditioned with WiFi, SKY TV and Tempur beds. Open-plan living and dining room with a working fireplace and floor to ceiling sliding doors onto the terrace with fantastic views over the bay and Cap Ferrat. The separate kitchen is modern and fully equipped with a door opening onto the beautiful garden planted with palm and olive trees, lavender and geraniums. The master bedroom's terrace overlooks the bay. Its en suite bathroom has a bath, shower, sink, loo and bidet. The guest bedroom (2 single beds) has sliding doors opening onto the garden. Its en suite shower room has a shower, loo and sink. There is also a 3rd guest loo in the entrance hallway. Accessed via a staircase is the breathtaking 100m2 roof terrace with 360 panoramic views. There is a private garage and shared swimming pool.

If you are a larger group, we have another super 2 bedroomed apartment in La Rade, So we are able to accommodate groups up to 8 people in the two apartments. Perfect for two families, or families having friends to stay or larger families with teenage children.

* Superbly located just above the port of La Darse in Villefranche sur Mer
* Light, sunny and quiet 90 m2 penthouse apartment
* Open-plan Living and Dining area with terrace overlooking the bay and St Jean. Outdoor table and chairs
* Modern, fully-equipped kitchen with induction hob, dishwasher, ice maker fridge/freezer
* 2 En suite Bedrooms with fitted cupboards, wooden floors and Tempur beds (1 King / 2 Single)
* Marble modern bathrooms
* 3 Loos
* Large private mature garden with olive, fig and palm trees, BBQ and outdoor table and chairs
* Breathtaking 100m2 private roof terrace with hammock and sun loungers
* Spectacular views from the living room of Cap Ferrat and the bay of Villefranche, La Rade
* Walking distance, 3 minutes, from the bank, boulangerie, newspaper shop, fruit market, weekly market
* Walking distance, 5 minutes, to the beach
* Walking distance, 7 minutes, to the Institute de Francais
* Walking distance, 15 minutes, to the railway station
* Walking distance, 5 minutes, to the bus stop

Located on the glamorous French Riviera, Villefranche is ideally located just 10 minutes from Nice and 15 minutes drive from Monaco. The bus from Nice to Menton runs every 15 minutes and costs Eur 1.00 per person. Villefranche railway station has frequent trains running to Nice, Antibes, Juan les Pins, Cannes to the West and Beaulieu sur Mer, Eze sur Mer, Monaco, Menton and into Italy to the East.


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 90 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                Parents must be vigilant and aware that children under 6 years old must not be allowed to play on the terrace or sun roof unaccompanied by an adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult to the swimming pool....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king

                Balcony with views of La Rade. Fitted wardrobes. Ensuite....moreless

              • Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

                Doors out to the garden. Fitted wardrobes. Ensuite....moreless

              • All beds are Tempur. In the master bedroom the bed is motorized and can be positioned for a more comfortable night's sleep. One of the single beds is also motorized. If there are 3 children, the 2 single beds can be pushed together and a cot can be put in the Guest bedroom....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Master Bathroom Ensuite: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

                Marble modern bathroom...moreless

              • Guest Ensuite: toilet, shower

                Marble modern bathroom...moreless

              • Cloakroom: toilet

                Marble ...moreless

              • Both bathrooms are marble and modern with heated towel rails.

              Other Amenities

                  • There are five stairs up to the apartment's front door so it is difficult for wheelchairs to access the apartment. However, if you are able to walk up the stairs, the apartment if fairly wheelchair friendly....moreless


                  • Books
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    SKY UK TV and French TV...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Speakers which an iPod can be plugged into...moreless

                  • Television


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family


                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people


                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Elevator
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Safe
                  • Security System
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped with Fizzler saucepans...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:


                  • Toaster


                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Boat:


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large terrace off the sitting room overlooking the bay with a table and seating for 4 people. Large terrace in the garden with a table and seating for 6 people. Super large sunroof (100m2)....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Monaco Golf Club...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Mature garden with olive trees, palms, lavender and jasmin....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas BBQ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Tennis:

                    Locally in Villefranche and Beaulieu....moreless

                  • Terrace

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


                      Write a review 5
                      from 12 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Christmas & New Year
                      Dec 15 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Winter Sun
                      Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €1,500 €2,500
                      Mar 1 - May 1, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      €2,000 €4,500
                      Early Summer
                      May 2 - Jun 27, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €2,500 €7,500
                      Super Summer
                      Jun 28 - Jul 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €2,750 €9,000
                      Summer High
                      Aug 1 - Aug 29, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Late Summer
                      Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €2,500 €6,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee €80
                      • OfflineRDD €500
                      • Taxes Not included


                      Rates Include : *Starter kit, linen, towels, beach towels, water, electricity, French TV, Sky Sports TV, Wifi

                      * Starter Kit includes : soap, loo roll, rubbish bags, washing up soap, etc.

                      DISCOUNTS : contact us for discounts of more than one week.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

                      Please wait... Book with confidence

                      Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

                      Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                      Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                      Last updated: 10/17/2014
                      Check availability
                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates


                      12.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Nice Airport - 25 minutes (car)
                      200 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Bar Villefranche sur Mer - 4 minutes (walk)
                      6 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Nice Port - 10 minutes (car)
                      18 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Monaco Golf Club - 30 minutes (car)
                      1.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Villefranche sur Mer Gare - 15 minutes (walk)
                      13 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A8 La Turbie - 20 minutes (car)
                      200 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      La Trinquete - 4 minutes (walk)
                      100 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      Isola 2000 - 80 minutes (car)
                      400 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      La Darse - 5 minutes (walk)

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Villefranche sur Mer is arguably one of the most beautiful old fishing towns on the Cote d'Azur. Located between Nice and Monaco. Behind the town are the mountains of Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier. It is just 10 km (6.2 mi) south west of Monaco. The bay (rade) of Villefranche is one of the deepest natural harbors of any port in the Mediterranean Sea and provides safe anchorage for large ships between Nice and Cap Ferrat.

                      The town limits extend to the hills surrounding the bay climbing from sea level to an altitude of 520 m (1750 ft) at Mont-Leuze. The three 'Corniches' or main roads linking Nice to Italy pass through Villefranche.

                      The apartment is very conveniently located near sea level below the lowest of the three 'Corniches' in an area called La Darse. It is an easy 4 minute stroll to the main street which has a boulangerie, banks, tabac, pharmacy, newspaper shop and mini supermarket. It is another 10 minute stroll into the old part of town via the 'citadel' castle walk. The old town is fascinating to stroll around and has a good selection of restaurants, shops and bars. It is filled with history like the Rue Obscure or “Dark Street” which is a passage way under the harbor front houses which dates back to 1260.

                      There are two beaches in Villefranche. The La Darse beach which is a 5 minute walk from the apartment and Plage des Marinières, which is the main beach, a 14 minute walk, and over 1 km long.


                      Owner info

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french



                      • La Rade :  Roof Terrace (private)

                        La Rade : Roof Terrace (private)

                      • La Rade :  Roof Terrace (private)

                        La Rade : Roof Terrace (private)

                      • La Rade :  Garden

                        La Rade : Garden

                      • La Rade :  Living Room

                        La Rade : Living Room

                      • La Rade :  Kitchen

                        La Rade : Kitchen

                      • La Rade :  Master Bedroom

                        La Rade : Master Bedroom

                      • La Rade :  Master En suite

                        La Rade : Master En suite

                      • La Rade :  Guest Bedroom

                        La Rade : Guest Bedroom

                      • La Rade :  Garden

                        La Rade : Garden

                      • La Rade :  Roof Terrace (private)

                        La Rade : Roof Terrace (private)

                      • La Rade :  Roof Terrace (private)

                        La Rade : Roof Terrace (private)

                      • La Rade :  Living Room Terrace

                        La Rade : Living Room Terrace

                      • La Rade : Swimming Pool

                        La Rade : Swimming Pool

                      • La Rade :  Garden Dining

                        La Rade : Garden Dining

                      • La Rade :  Dining Area

                        La Rade : Dining Area

                      • La Rade :  Kitchen Table

                        La Rade : Kitchen Table

                      • La Rade :  Master En suite

                        La Rade : Master En suite

                      • La Rade :  Welcome!

                        La Rade : Welcome!

                      • La Rade :  Guest En suite

                        La Rade : Guest En suite

                      • La Rade :  Roof Terrace (private)

                        La Rade : Roof Terrace (private)

                      • La Rade :  Roof Terrace (private)

                        La Rade : Roof Terrace (private)

                      • La Rade :  Roof Terrace (private)

                        La Rade : Roof Terrace (private)

                      €250 - €429 per night (EUR)

                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 10/17/14
                      Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
                      Dates are unavailable
                      Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                      This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                      Book It

                      Detailed Price

                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english, french
                      • Calendar last updated: 10/17/2014
                      Email owner

                      +44 (0) 787 682 7228

                      Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                      Add vacation protection services to your booking

                      Three services to protect your trip:

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                      Get it now


                      Share this property via Email

                      Luxury penthouse with spectacular sea views, garden and pool

                      Villefranche-sur-Mer #1016322ha

                      2 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 4

                      You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                      Share this property via Email

                        Please correct the following errors and resend:
                      • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                      • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                      • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.