Le Petit Marais-Avail Dec 1st 1BR-1.5bath $1550 Month
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Available after Dec. 1st, 2013.
Old Port (Vieux Port, right next to Vielle Ville [old town]). It's US $1,500 per MONTH, NOT per week :-)
Guide books and travel blogs have started referring to our rue Bonaparte and the Old Port area as 'Le Petit Marais,' because it's so much like that neighborhood in Paris-- lots of outdoor cafés, shops, bistros, boutiques and restaurants. It's very charming :-)
This apartment has no elevator, no dishwasher, and no air conditioning. It has a washer/dryer.
Booked till Dec. 1, 2013.
People see our ad, then they write us and ask what kind of discount can we offer them. We offer the rate posted here. $US 1,550 per month.
Please don't ask for a discount. These are our rates, and we don't make deals. People rent rue Bonaparte because they like it :-) (And they LOVE the location!!!) We accept almost all credit cards: V,MC, AE, etc.
Our rates are among the lowest for Nice on VRBO. I've looked, and I can't find anything for less on VRBO in Nice. Please don't ask for a discount.
You cannot rent this apartment without a credit card, and we must be able to verify who you are. One bedroom apartment- about 540 sq. ft. total-- or 50 square meters. It is not our intent to offend anyone by saying what we don't want. Sorry to list the negative, but we have been 'burned' as owners.
Please don't ask for a discount.
Also, please don't book your dates until you are sure. If you are having surgery and don't know if you will be able to make the trip, or some other reason, wait till you're sure. Please don't ask for a discount. You already know the answer. It's 'No discounts.'
Booked till December 1, 2013.
Current bookings: March 1 to April 1, April 13 - May 11, 2013, and May 15 to Dec. 1, 2013. Then, Jan, Feb, Apr,May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, and Nov, 2014 are booked in
This is current as of March 21, 2013.
You can consult the calendar here on VRBO.
Note: There is an $1,000 minimum. You cannot rent this apartment for ANY amount of nights for less than $1,000.
There are NO exceptions. Please don't ask. We most likely will not rent to you for one week until the last minute.
It's $1,550 per month; or, $1200 for two weeks; $1350 for 3 weeks; $1550 for 4 weeks or a month. (Plus, you leave 60 euros cash for the cleaning person.)
STRONGLY!!!!! prefer 3 or 4 week bookings-- or even one or two months. There is no way to rent this apartment for less than US$1,000 (plus 60 euros cash for cleaning).
We will probably NOT rent it for just one week-- even at $1,000--- as least not far in advance-- maybe last minute.
For an artist's perspective of her stay at this apartment and her time on the Cote d'Azur, google Susan K Miller and you will see her website with the Nice & Côte d'Azur 'sketch book'. Really lovely. She has a very detailed drawing of the apartment :-)
Or, write and ask me for the link :-) Once on her site, you have to keep clicking on 'Next' at the bottom right to view the whole Riviera portfolio :-)
This is a self-catering apartment. That means it is NOT hosted. You must be self-sufficient. You can not depend on the owners to solve your every problem or whim. We have to rent to people who look after themselves, and who know how to solve their own problems.
If you're very 'needy', this place won't work for you. We love 'go with the flow' kind of people-- especially if they are also clean and tidy. LOL
Please don't ask for a discount.
There are just two flights of stairs. NO ELEVATOR (LIFT). You must be able to walk up the marble stairs.
So sorry to say that we have had recent problems with guests leaving the place like a pigsty. This is NOT acceptable.
When you rent it, you must pick up things, and keep it tidy. When you leave, you should only leave a dish or two, a glass or two (not a sink full of dirty dishes), and you must keep up with the laundry-- so that there are just the last used sheets and towels to clean (you are not to leave 4 loads of laundry to wash!). And you must keep up with the garbage, which is picked up 5 days a week, rather than piling up several bags. And it is simply not kosher to leave used prophylactics under the bed (Ugh!). And please try hard not to break lamps, or spill drinks on the Mac computer wireless keyboard. (Yes, that's what has been going on there!! Shocking, isn't it. We want it to stop, and so does our cleaning person.)
A fee of $75 will be added to your credit card if you cannot or will not leave the apartment in decent order.
Please write and ask me for the YouTube video link. You can take a quick 3 minute tour online :-)
If you want to be right next to the beach on Promenade des Anglais, this is NOT the place for you. We prefer not to rent to 'beach people.' It's not what our neighborhood is about. Ours is like 'the Marais' in Paris.
Please look for other places much nearer to the beach.
Right in the thick of it!!! Old Port area-- see location on map. Right next to the ruelles of Old Town (like Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, or the
French Quarter of New Orleans). This apartment is NOT AIR CONDITIONED!!!!!!! Only ceiling and floor fans. The highest average temperatures
for Nice are 81-82F (20C) for July and August.
Apartment cannot be shown in advance. Sorry. You must book it from the photos and the info on this ad, from the video web link, and from talking to me :-)
Address: 45 rue Bonaparte, Nice 06300
NO MORE THAN TWO PERSONS ALLOWED. Prefer three weeks minimum stay, PLEASE.
(Nearly all credit cards accepted.)
Please don't ask for a discount. The answer is: No discounts.
5 minute walk to Vielle Ville-- the very old part of town with 'ruelles' instead of streets.
3 min. walk (2 blocks) to Old Port harbor restaurants, ships, and antique stores.
One bedroom apartment, spacious living room, open kitchen. Works best for single or a couple sleeping in the same bed. Not suitable for two singles. We prefer a single or a couple-- other owners in the building are locals and keep a quiet, clean place. They are very proud of their location and their building. They are wonderful neighbors-- low-key, and low profile.
Note: You should bring slippers to walk on the beautiful marble and tile floors :-)
Please don't ask for a discount.
Windows on street side with great balcony, and quiet balcony off bedroom-- calm side.
Surface area: 50+m2 or 540 s.f.
- Equipped with:
iMac flat screen computer with hi-speed internet access,
unlimited free phone calling to all of Europe and North America
(3 cents a minute calls to Australia),
and 50 channel cable TV, with about 5 English channels for news, etc.
washer and dryer ensuite
- Bathtub- Two toilets :-)
- American Kitchen
- Terrace (2 balconies)
Address: 45 rue Bonaparte
(Napoleon lived on this street in the 1790's)
Département: (06) Alpes-Maritimes
Post code: 06300
(French) 2nd floor, rue Bonaparte-- where Napoleon lived for some time in the 1790's. There is a plaque nearby on our street.
Restaurants, bistros, boutiques, antique stores, the Port, cafes, shops, the beach-- all at your feet.
No car required.
Front Balcony faces full South :-)
EVERYTHING you need to live is available within 100 meters (or yards) distance from the apartment.
Location, location, location.
To the Promenade des Anglais and the beaches is a 20 minute walk
Please don't ask for a discount. The answer is: No discounts.
You could be old and very tidy. You could be young, or an artist and not have much money. You could be on limited income, or you could just be someone who simply cannot pay the asking rate on anything at any time-- whatever. I'm sorry. We still will not offer you a discount. We don't want guests who feel they are entitled to a discount. Our place is so well-priced already-- very reasonable.
Keywords: Self-catering Apartment Rental (non-hosted) You must be the self-sufficient sort :-)
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Not Suitable For Children
- Non Smoking Only
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Bedroom 1
- Double Beds (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Computer Available
- Free Long Distance
- Broadband Access
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
ReviewsWrite a review
I agree with everything written in the first comment. My wife and I stayed in Ray's apartment for three weeks in August. We had an absolutely fantastic vacation. The apartment is in a perfect location in a wonderful 'real Nice' neighbourhood. It's the perfect place to escape tourist crowds, yet is accessible to all of the 'must see' locations.
- Guest John Barron
- Date of stay 12/04/09
- Review Submitted 12/04/09
I’ve been a full and part-time resident of Nice for years, living and working there. As a Nice “insider”, I’d have to say that out of all the places I’ve lived in, the Port is the most colorful neighborhood and Ray’s is my home away from home. From bakeries and greengrocers to specialty food shops and wine merchants, good restaurants, cafes where you mingle with the locals, and the sea just down the street with its cozy harbor and gorgeous views, it’s all there. Charming, spacious, personal,"très sympa!"... You don’t get that too often with "holiday rental” places on the Cote d’Azur. At Ray’s, you can “play house” and just enjoy feeling like a Nice resident. From the Port, it’s an easy bus ride to Villefranche, Eze, Monaco, and a short train ride to Italy. All in a little day trip!Stella, Montreal, Canada
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/23/09
- Review Submitted 04/23/09
US$1550 per month, then leave 60 Euros cash for cleaner. No discounts! The possibilities of things to do on the French Riviera are endless. Europeans tend to go there to swim and eat. Others tend to go there to sight-see and eat :-) Walking, hiking and antiquing are wonderful, and a part of everyday life in Nice. Spend the day in Monte Carlo, Villefranche-sur-Mer, or Antibes. Travel 40 minutes to Italy for lunch, or just to have a gelato :-) (Though Finocchio's gelato in Vieux Nice is super!!) Ventimiglia and San Remo are close by. It's wonderful in Nice. Go see.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Ray Ruiz rents out his vacation apartments in Nice and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (4 month minimum), and runs a bed and breakfast in New Orleans. You can google him if you like :-) He retired from AT&T in San Francisco. His photography and feature articles have been widely published -- in many publications. Now, Ray is involved mostly in property management, travel and real estate. Ray has studied art at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, concentrating in drawing and painting, as well as in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He has had several one-man art shows. A New Orleanian of French and Spanish heritage, Ray studied at the University of New Orleans, and the Alliance Francaise, Sorbonne on the Left Bank (la rive gauche) in Paris, where Cafe Flore and Cafe Deux Magots were his daily haunts. He graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and English from Louisiana State University in 1970, and earned his M.S. degree in Psychology from Golden Gate University in San Francisco in 1987. During his two-plus decades in San Francisco years, he managed his own downtown Art Gallery, directed college recruiting and management hiring for AT&T for the 13 Western states for 22 years, and ran a popular guest house in San Francisco's colorful Castro District, as well as an art gallery Downtown near the Museum (SFMOMA) and Yerba Buena & Moscone Convention Center. Since his return to New Orleans, besides painting and taking photographs, Ray has been managing his popular bed and breakfast, La Dauphine, Residence des Artistes. He enjoys living a laid-back, Bohemian lifestyle with Dr. Kim Pedersen, a research molecular biologist, who has moved to New Orleans from Denmark to live with Ray. Ray also manages and rents out their apartments in Nice on the French Riviera, and Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Why the Owner Chose Nice:
Location. Location. Location (+ the lovely balcony on the street side). Accessibility: Airport: 10-15 minutes. 2 French windows overlooking the street. No car rental needed during your stay. Nice is the Queen of the French Riviera, surrounded by glamour, but a vibrant, working city itself. It used to be part of Italy, and you feel that. Even now, you can go to Italy for lunch on the train and back--- it's that close. The train station, Riquier, is about 8 blocks away, and you catch the bus that goes all over the Riviera two blocks away at the Port, and for just one Euro, you go to Monte Carlo or Villefranche-sur-Mer, etc.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This apartment is NOT especially near the beach. You can find other apartments MUCH, MUCH closer to the beach-- and you should do so if you are a beach person heading to Nice for a beach vacation. But, if instead, you are not that into the beach scene, and you are visiting to explore the town, frequent the incredible restaurants and shop at the hundreds of boutiques and shops, then this is your place. The neighborhood, the Old Port area, is a virtual beehive of activity. As one taxi driver described it: 'It's humanity in a village.' However, it's all quiet at night, so you can sleep :-)
- Primary: (504) 948-2217 (Louisiana, USA)
kitchen/dining room/living room
kitchen - front balcony French doors on right
nice arch separates the Kitchen from the Living Room; ceiling fans in each room.
foyer, when you walk in- close up
tub/shower (shower curtain not in photo, but it's there :-)
view toward Vieille Ville (Old Town) via rue Bonaparte
dining room- salon
bedroom with rear balcony
iMac desktop and cable flat screen TV on left (rear of TV in photo)
stackable washer and dryer are on rear balcony; washer on bottom; dryer on top.
colorful foyer upon entry- full bath to the right; 2nd toilet left
Main bathroom: toilet, lavatory, bidet (left, tub/shower shown next photo)
view from our balcony up toward mountains
entertaining guests with caviar, salmon, creme fraiche- et de vin, bien sur :-)
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