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Bay of Villefranche & Cap Ferrat from private terrace with Tromp d'Oeil on right

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Last updated: 05/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our French Riviera holiday apartment, ‘La Belle Époque’ is situated in the Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, between Nice and Monaco. The outstanding features of this apartment are a large terrace with a superb view of the Bay of Villefranche and an excellent location close to the sandy beach, restaurants, shops and bus services. The ambiance of this pretty holiday home, is bright and elegant, created by high ceilings, the 'Belle Époque’ decor and the panoramic view of the Bay through the beautiful French windows which open onto the private terrace which is not over-looked. The lounge is comfortably furnished with early twentieth century furniture and incorporates new kitchen fittings. The bedroom, with a modern double bed and period wardrobe also enjoys a bedside view of the Bay through French windows opening onto the terrace. The tiled bathroom has a bath with rain shower and a well-lit vanity unit and towel heater. The apartment comes with dual air conditioning, free WiFi, Sky TV & a gas barbecue. It is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday, dining 'al-fresco' or just sipping a ' vin rosé ' observing the ever changing bay. All guests comment on the excellent location, being close to the beach, shops, restaurants, ATM booths and public transport. It is a 10 minute ride to Nice or Monaco (bus every 15 minutes) and there are wonderful seaside walks at your doorstep. The apartment is one of five in a small three story development.

* LIVING AREA & TERRACE* The attractive lounge is bright and airy with high ceilings and opens onto the terrace through full length traditional french windows. It is comfortably furnished with a three seater sofa-bed, an arm chair, a circular dining table and dining chairs for two. The south east facing terrace which catches the sun until about 1.30, is furnished with two wicker chairs with foot rests and a table suitable for al-fresco dining. Also a very popular Weber gas BBQ (gas supplied) and a retractable sunshade.

* KITCHEN* It is an all electric kitchen with modern appliances including dish-washer and washing machine. The cooker includes a ceramic 4 ring hob, oven with grill and a single level dish-washer. There is a comprehensive selection of cooking utensils and a double set of table settings.

*HAIR DRYER * is supplied.

* A WELCOME PACK * includes maps, bus & train time tables, and local tips.

*BABY COT & HIGH CHAIR* supplied on request.

*PARKING* in two public car parks 50 m from the apartment and limited street parking outside the apartment.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This is a US Queen size 60 in (150 cm)...moreless

  • The bedroom accommodates two people with the third person ( teenager or child ) accommodated on the sofa bed in the lounge. The bedroom is furnished with a king size (US queen size 60in wide x 75in long / 150cm X 190cm ) bed with a very comfortable firm mattress and two pillows for each person. There are attractive antique bedside tables with individual reading lamps. The antique wardrobe with full length mirror provides ample shelving and hanging space for clothes for two people. The bedroom opens onto the terrace through french windows providing magic views of the bay as you wake up. The room has a reversible air conditioning unit and an electric wall heater for the winter nights. The sofa bed in the lounge is adequate for children including teenagers. It is necessary to take a few minutes to fold it away during the day as it impedes use of the lounge area....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The shower is a full stand-up in a corner bath with curtain ...moreless

  • The bright bathroom has the benefit of a external window with a view of 'Les Alps Maritiems' and is fitted with a well lit vanity unit with plenty of shelving and press units. The full height shower is enclosed by curtains and has a standard rose and a 'monsoon rose'. There is a small electric towel heater for the comfort of guests. The washing machine is in a separate compartment adjacent to the bathroom where it does not impose on the living area....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sun 'brollies for the beach available in the apartment.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    A selection of DVD's supplied....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Villefranche is favoured with a kilometer of safe, south facing sandy beach which is a 10 minute walk from the apartment through the pedestrianized streets of the Old Town....moreless

  • Beach View:

    Enchanting view of the Bay of Villefranche against the backdrop of Cap Ferrat. It's an ever changing scene with the cruise liners coming and going and small craft fishing and scuba diving....moreless

  • Mountain:

    This area is sheltered by the Maritime Alps which offer excellent and varied way-marked trails for hill walking....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Enchanting view of the Bay of Villefranche against the backdrop of Cap Ferrat. It's an ever changing scene with the cruise liners coming and going and small craft fishing and scuba diving....moreless

  • Village:

    Villefranche is a quaint and picaresque fishing village noted for its restaurant lined quays and beach promenade....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining area is in the lounge or on the terrace....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    There are two way air conditioning units in the lounge and bedroom....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heating in lounge, bedroom and bathroom....moreless

  • Internet:

    It is a WiFi service....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    White linen sheets and pillow cases provided....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking is in two adjoining pay parking municipal car parks and there is limited on street parking outside the apartment....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Hand, bath and beach towels provided for each person....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee makers a filter hot water unit and a small plunger coffee jug....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    A full set of cooking utensils is supplied....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and cutlery for four place settings supplied....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The dishwasher is located under the oven and is adequate for two to three people....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    This is a fully fitted open style kitchen....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, salt and pepper, tea, sugar, etc and tea towels and kitchen towels are included....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Fridge has a small freezer compartment....moreless

  • Stove:

    It is an electric stove with four rings and an integrated oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A gas BBQ is provided on the terrace with gas included...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer '15
May 16 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,450
Late Summer '14
Oct 3 - Nov 6, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,250
Low season '15 / '16
Nov 7 - Feb 26, 2016
7 night min stay

€850 €1,950
Summer '16
May 21 - Oct 8, 2016
7 night min stay

€1,550
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

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  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Payment by PayPal (2.5% handling charge applies).

Payment by SEPA for European inter bank transfers ( no charge applies)

The booking deposit is non refundable.

We will be glad to quote for Monaco F1 Grand Prix and Christmas.

We require a €350 refundable damage deposit to be lodged with the manager on collection of the keys. This deposit will be refunded in 7 days of guests departure subject to no damage to fixtures and fittings.

We can book a local English speaking taxi who will meet you at arrivals and deliver you to the apartment.


Cancellation policy:

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Location

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10 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nice Cote d'Azur
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
In Old Town of Villefranche
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie
500 Metres
Nearest Train
Villefranche
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Junction 56 for Monaco on A8
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Large selection in Old Town of Villefranche
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Isola 2000, near Auron
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Villefranche

Car: Not Necessary

Located on the exclusive French Cote d'Azur, Villefranche-sur-Mer is ideally located 10 minutes east of Nice, 10 minutes from Monaco / Monte-Carlo and 30 minutes from Nice-Cote d'Azur Airport. It is served by the Nice / Menton bus every 15 minutes and the Cote d’Azur rail line, trains every 25 minutes. It enjoys a wonderful south-facing sandy beach, stretching 1km along the Promenade. The beach has a coast guard service during the peak holiday season. The village is noted for the number and quality of its restaurants. Villefranche Bay is popular for scuba diving and snorkelling and other water sports. There are many scenic coastal walks for all levels of walkers and the adjoining mountains have many way marked routes for the more adventurous.

Popular day trips include Monaco for its Casino and F1 Grand Prix at the end of May, Nice for the Old Town, Promenade des Anglais, shopping and art galleries, Cannes for the glitz, Paul de Vence for art, Ventimiglia for its market, and the old hilltop village of Eze with its maze of winding alleys and quaint stone houses.

LOCATION

Centrally located, the apartment is a 5 minute walk from restaurants, shops, including bakeries, supermarkets, greengrocers, pharmacies, ATM, bus-stop, car parks and 10 minutes to the beach, train station or l'Institute de Francais

ACTIVITIES

Beaches:- Villefranche has a 1 km long south facing sandy beach Plage des Marinieres, which is ideal for swimming (life guards in Summer) sunbathing or just building sand castles. Parallel with the beach is the promenade which is very popular with walkers all year long. There is a second east facing beach, Plage de la Darse, which is fine shingle and more relaxed.

Snorkelling:- The bay is noted for snorkelling and scuba diving. Gear may be hired locally.

Sailing / Boating:- There are a number of hire companies which hire boats or do trips around the bay and along the coast.

Walking;- There are wonderful coastal and hill walks. The coastal walk around Cap Ferrat is a must as is a visit to Villa Rothschild and Gardens. For the more adventurous there are a large selection of hill walks in the foothills of the Alp Maratime affording magnificent views of the coastline from Menton to Cannes and passing through many 'villages perches'. Routes and maps in the apartment.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES.

Day on the beach including a picnic.

Snorkelling and scuba diving ( gear may be hired locally).

Boat trips

There is a very popular water and theme park in Antibes, http://www.marineland.fr/

White water rafting is available in the Roya and Var Valleys.

FESTIVALS

Nice:- Nice Carnival for two weeks in February

Nice Jazz festival every July.

Monaco:- The F1 Grand Prix is a huge attraction on the last week-end in May.

Menton:- Hosts a two week 'Lemon Festival' in February

Cannes:- Film Festival in May.

Ballet, opera and classical concerts are held during the winter months in Nice, Monaco and Cannes. Many of the concerts are performed on Sunday afternoons.

GOLF

Golf is available at the Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie, 10 Km by car.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are a retired couple living in Ireland. We love holidaying in France especially the south of France for its ambiance, food and the outdoor activities especially the walking trails, 'les randones'.

Why the Owner Chose Villefranche-sur-Mer:
We were wowed by the ' Provencal ' village atmosphere the first time we visited Villefranche in 2005 and were fortunate to find this apartment with a large terrace and fabulous views overlooking the Bay of Villefranche, located in the Old Town close to facilities and public transport. Untouched since the 1920's we have managed to retain the Provencal features while modernising the kitchen and bathroom facilities and furnishing it with ' turn of the century ' furniture.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a great location on the Cote d'Azur, close to Nice and Monaco with warmer and brighter winters than the south of Italy. It is has excellent public transport, a wonderful sandy beach, renowned restaurants which remain open all year and a good selection of food outlets and a weekly market.


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Speaks: english, french, german

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Photos

  • Bay of Villefranche & Cap Ferrat from private terrace with Tromp d'Oeil on right

    Bay of Villefranche & Cap Ferrat from private terrace with Tromp d'Oeil on right

  • Villefranche Bay over the Provencal terracotta roof tops.

    Villefranche Bay over the Provencal terracotta roof tops.

  • Terrace with traditional french shutters and comfortable garden chairs and BBQ

    Terrace with traditional french shutters and comfortable garden chairs and BBQ

  • Sofa bed on right, sideboard with selection of books and kitchen in background.

    Sofa bed on right, sideboard with selection of books and kitchen in background.

  • Wrought Iron bed, antique bedside tables with reading lamps, & antique amoir

    Wrought Iron bed, antique bedside tables with reading lamps, & antique amoir

  • Electric hob, oven and dishwasher.

    Electric hob, oven and dishwasher.

  • Well lit vanity unit with reflection of shower unit and tub bath.

    Well lit vanity unit with reflection of shower unit and tub bath.

  • Apartment is the terrace with extended sun awning

    Apartment is the terrace with extended sun awning

  • Sunrise from the terrace

    Sunrise from the terrace

  • Off to the beach through old winding streets.

    Off to the beach through old winding streets.

  • Quaint terracotta roofs, bellfry of St Michel and Villefranche Bay from terrace

    Quaint terracotta roofs, bellfry of St Michel and Villefranche Bay from terrace

  • Medieval buildings stacked behind harbour and waterside restaurants

    Medieval buildings stacked behind harbour and waterside restaurants

  • Lounge with antique furnishings opening onto Terrace through french windows

    Lounge with antique furnishings opening onto Terrace through french windows

  • Bedroom with access to Terrace and view of Bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat

    Bedroom with access to Terrace and view of Bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat

  • Lounge from kitchen-end and charming chandeliers which are dimmable

    Lounge from kitchen-end and charming chandeliers which are dimmable

  • Firm comfortable bed with individual reading lamps and bedside lockers.

    Firm comfortable bed with individual reading lamps and bedside lockers.

  • Marble work top and electric cooker / dishwasher.

    Marble work top and electric cooker / dishwasher.

  • Couch opens out as double bed.

    Couch opens out as double bed.

  • Wide well lit and gradual stairs leading to the apartment.

    Wide well lit and gradual stairs leading to the apartment.

  • Villa San Remi from Avenue Gallieni. Apt on 1st floor opposite side of  building

    Villa San Remi from Avenue Gallieni. Apt on 1st floor opposite side of building

  • The moon lit Bay of Villefranche from the terrace

    The moon lit Bay of Villefranche from the terrace

  • Sandy beach and crystal clear water on an April afternoon.

    Sandy beach and crystal clear water on an April afternoon.

  • Villefranche harbour at sunset

    Villefranche harbour at sunset

  • A sunny afternoon on the terrace.

    A sunny afternoon on the terrace.

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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Speaks: english, french, german
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