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Cote D'Azur Condo. Panoramic Seaview Terr. Close to Beach,Shops,Restaurants,Bus

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View from terrace of Villefranche Bay against the backdrop of Cap Ferrat

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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Villefranche-sur-Mer apartment description

Our Cote d’Azur apart/condo, 'Eclat de Couleur', is situated in the pretty fishing town of Villefranche-Sur-Mer, between Nice and Monaco. Its outstanding feature is the brilliance of colour 'Eclat de Couleur' of the view of the Bay of Villefranche which opens up before you as you enter the lounge and terrace.
The lounge is spacious (18 Sq m) and bright with high ceilings, opens onto the south east facing terrace (10 sq m) through fully retracting double glazed doors, giving panoramic 270 degree views of the renowned bay.
The master bedroom with double bed adjoins the en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom with twin beds uses the adjoining bathroom with shower. The kitchen is in an alcove off the lounge.
The apartment is furnished with modern furniture and a modern electric kitchen with full facilities for self catering for four people including a dishwasher and washing machine. Ceramic tiled floors through-out for easy cleaning.
The lounge and bedrooms are fitted with reversible air conditioning. There is electric storage heating in the lounge for winter evenings and a heated towel rail in the bathroom. Tv channels include Sky, french terrestrial and radio. The Tv is connected to a DVD / CD player with a selection of DVD's, CD's, books and board games.


LOCATION HIGHLIGHTS
Excellent location on Ave General Gallieni, this apartment is a 5 minute walk to restaurants, cafes/bars, shops, including two bakeries, a mini market, greengrocer, ATM's, bus stop and two car parks. There is a twice weekly produce market a 10 minute walk away. It is a ten-minute walk to the beach and rail station. Nice is a 15 minute bus ride, Monaco 15 minutes and Nice-Cote d'Azur Airport is 30 minutes (7 miles). By rail you can visit Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, Menton and the markets in Ventimiglia (Italy). A car not necessary.

MASTER BEDROOM
The master bedroom features a large queen size bed 60in (150cm)wide, with bedside tables and reading lamps. The firm mattress is very comfortable and comes with fresh linen and two pillows per person. A large fitted wardrobe with shelves provides adequate storage for clothes and is fronted by a full-length mirror. The ensuite bathroom features a bath with full-sized stand up shower (glass enclosed), a bidet, toilet and a well-lit vanity unit and is supplied with a double set of towels, and heated towel rail and hair dryer.

GUEST BEDROOM
The guest bedroom features two single beds 35in (90cm) wide, with individual reading lamps and a shared bedside cabinet. The mattresses are firm and comfortable and come with fresh linen and two pillows per person. This bedroom also features a large fitted wardrobe with shelves, which provides adequate storage for clothes and is fronted by a full-length mirror. The guests have the use of a separate bathroom with spacious shower, toilet and bright vanity unit and are supplied with a double set of towels.

LIVING AREA & TERRACE
The lounge is spacious (188 sq ft), bright and airy with high ceilings and opens onto the terrace (100 sq ft) through fully retracting glazed doors, giving commanding 270 degree views of the renowned Bay. The lounge is comfortably furnished with a leather sofa, a sprung arm chair, a circular dining table and wicker chairs for four.The terrace is private and not overlooked. It is spacious and south east facing and catches the sun until late afternoon. It is furnished with garden chairs and table, two sun loungers and a Weber gas BBQ and is fitted with a retractable sunshade.

KITCHEN
The fully furnished kitchen features a large refrigerator with ice compartment, a quiet dishwasher, a washing machine, a self-cleaning oven, a four ring ceramic hob and a separate microwave. It is supplied with new cooking utensils and place settings for six people. It also features a coffee maker, toaster and a stock of basic cooking needs such as tea coffee, spices.

SPECIAL FEATURES
* Central location close to shops, restaurants and bus stop.
* The terrace is private and is ideal for sun bathing and al-fresco dining.
* 9 ft ceilings throughout give a spacious and cool atmosphere.
* Air conditioning in all rooms and electric heaters in lounge and bathroom.
* All electric kitchen with marble work-top.
* Bright, wide entrance hall and gradual stairs.
* Free Wi-Fi.
* Weber gas BBQ on terrace with free gas - very popular.
* On site management to welcome and help guests.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 75 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Baby crib must be reserved....moreless

  • * Bedroom 1. An en-suite bedroom for two people with queen size bed, 60in (150 cm) mahogany framed bed with a comfortable firm mattress. Two pillows and reading lamps per guest. * Bedroom 2. A twin bedroom sleeps two people. Two single beds 35in (90cm) wide. Two pillows and reading lamps per guest. This bedroom adjoins the general bathroom. * Both bedrooms have large storage and clothes hanging space and full length mirrors. Each is fitted with reversible air conditioning. Each guest has a bedside table and individual reading lamp. Baby crib / cot available on request....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    This is a general toilet....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    Bath is full length, with full height shower & glass screen...moreless

  • * The en-suit bathroom is fitted with a bath with a glass shower screen, toilet, bidet and well lit vanity unit with shaving socket and has a window. It is fitted with a heated towel rail. * The general bathroom has a spacious shower, toilet and well lit vanity unit. Two towels supplied for each guest....moreless

Other Amenities

  • * The local manager will meet guests with keys, introduce them to the apartment and show them how the appliances work. She will give advice on local attractions and restaurants and is on call for emergencies. * Price is inclusive of all services including Wi-Fi, gas for the BBQ , linen and towels and cleaning and laundry on your departure. * Electric heating in lounge for winter nights. * Electric hair dryer supplied. * Welcome Pack which includes maps, walking guide, time-tables for bus & trains, and brochures of local attractions....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A selection of novels....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A selection of board games and packs of cards....moreless

  • Music Library:

    There is a selection of CDs and novels....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Reception includes British and Irish TV and Radio on Sky....moreless

  • Television:

    Tv has free to air TV including french terrestrial and english speaking Sky and radio stations. It includes a DVD / CD player. There is a selection of novels, DVDs and CDs and board games....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some beach toys for toddlers....moreless

  • Video Library:

    It is a DVD library....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The view from the terrace overlooking the old town's 'Provencal' terracotta roofs features Villefranche Bay and Cap Ferrat. The sandy beach is a ten minute walk through the pedestrianized street....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Village:

    The old fishing village of Villefranche / Mer is in the most beautiful setting on the 'Cote d'Azure'....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining area is part of the lounge and in Summer extends on to the terrace through fully retracting glazed doors....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Lounge and both bedrooms feature dual air conditioners (cold & hot)....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electrical heating in the lounge area. The air conditioners can be reversed to heat the bedrooms....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Price includes freshly ironed bed linen. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There's a good sized living area with a couch for two, a cantilever arm chair and wicker arm chairs. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    On street parking. Two public car parks 50m from the apartment. The open-air park costs €1.10 / hr from 9.00 to 18.00. 18.00 to 08.00 it is free. The second car park (underground) costs €1.50 / hr. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Price includes bath and hand towels for each guest. Beach towels are also included....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is in the kitchen. Clothes are dried overnight on the 'clothes horse' on the balcony....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    A filter coffee maker and plunger coffee jug....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Includes a comprehensive selection of utensils for preparing and cooking for a family of four. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are double set of table settings to minimize the use of the dishwasher....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The dishwasher is a quiet, full size, dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    the kitchen is an all electric kitchen with modern appliances including a ceramic 4 ring hob, self cleaning oven with grill and separate microwave....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    The oven is an electric self cleaning oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There are a starter supplies of tea, coffee, condiments and spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    It is a large quiet fridge with separate freezer unit....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The large (100 sq ft) Balcony/Terrace is a feature of this property. Being private and not over looked it is ideal for sun bathing and dining al-fresco. It faces South and East, has sun until mid afternoon and features an adjustable Sun Awning. Furnished with 4 garden chairs and 2 sun recliners....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a very popular gas fired Weber grill which is supplied with free gas....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

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

Payment Type

  • Eurocard
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Special offer: Late Spring Deal

20% off listed prices from 4th March to 21st May

Offer for: Mar 4, 2015 - May 21, 2015 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring '15
Feb 14 - Mar 27, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,150 €2,500
Spring '15
Mar 28 - May 15, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,450
Early Summer '15
May 16 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,850
Summer '15
Jun 27 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

€2,250
Autumn
Sep 12 - Oct 2, 2015
6 night min stay

€1,750
Autumn '15
Oct 3 - Nov 6, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,550
Low Season '15 - '16
Nov 7 - Mar 4, 2016
7 night min stay

€950 €2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Payment by PayPal (2.5% handling charge applies) or SEPA inter bank transfer between European banks ( no sur-charge).

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.


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10 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nice Cote d'Azur
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Chez Bettie
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Monaco Golf Club, La Turbie
500 Metres
Nearest Train
Villefranche train station
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A8
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Many
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Isola 2000
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Plage des Marinieres

Car: Not Necessary

Villefranche is unique as a village on the French Riviera in that it has not been over-run by apartment development and commercial tourism. Remarkably, it is still an authentic French and Nicoise fishing village of 7,000 residents. Although it is in the heart of the Riviera, with Monaco on one side and Nice on the other, it is still a little village where the same families have lived for centuries and people know each other - it is a little enclave.

The site of what is now Villefranche, Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat has been settled since prehistoric times. Celto-ligurian tribes roamed the area and established farming communities on the surrounding hills. The Greeks and later the Romans used the natural harbour as a stop-over en route to the Greek settlements around the Western Mediterranean. It is a strategically important area where the Alps join the Mediterranean separating France from southern Europe.

Located on the exclusive 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 which runs every 15 minutes and the Cote d’Azur rail line. It enjoys a wonderful sandy, south-facing beach and 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 walks for all levels of walkers. Popular day trips include Monaco for its Casino and Grand Prix, 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 hill-top village of Eze. Centrally located, the apartment is 5 minutes from restaurants, cafes, shops including bakeries, supermarkets, greengrocers, pharmacies, ATM, bus-stop, two car parks and 10 minutes to the beach, train station or l'Institute de Francais

The coastal walk around Cap Ferrat is a must as is a visit to Villa Rothschild and Gardens. The hill walks take you into the foothills of the Alp Maratime affording magnificent views of the coast line from Menton to Cannes.

For families there is a very popular water and theme park in Antibes. White water rafting is available in the Roya and Var Valleys.

Nice, Monaco and Cannes host many musical festivals including Nice Carnaval every February, the Nice Jazz Festival in July, ballet, opera and classical concerts during the winter months and of course the F1 Monaco Grand Prix on the last week-end in May. Golf is available at La Turbie, 10 miles by car.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Eileen and I live in Ireland, north of Dublin. As we are in our mid sixties, with our family grown-up and semi retired we lead a less stressful life and enjoy hill walking and travel. We visit Villefranche three to four times a year thanks to Ryan Air!!! We have always loved holidaying in France, having taken many 'gite' holidays with the children. We love their food, their life style, the brightness / light of the South of France and particularly the friendliness of the Nicoise.

Why the Owner Chose Villefranche-sur-Mer:
In 2005 we were fortunate in buying 'Eclat de Couleur'. We chose this apartment because of its wonderful Sea View Terrace and its location being close to restaurants, shops and bus stops in the Old Town of Villefranche on the Cote d'Azur. It is bright and airy. The terrace is a wonderful sun trap with the enchanting colours of the Bay, the Terracotta of the Old Town roofs against the pine forests of the Cap Ferrat. It has an excellent location being a five minute walk to the shops, restaurants and bus stop and ten minutes to the sandy beach. A bus every fifteen minutes to Nice or Monaco at 1€ per trip gives you excellent opportunities for day trips.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The central location of this apartment allows us to holiday without a car, choosing instead public transport for day trips along the coast or inland exploring the valleys of Maritime Provence. Buses are cheap, clean and frequent. The apartment is a great base for day-trips. Popular trips are Monaco, Nice for shopping, art galleries, Promenade des Anglais, the Old Town and Flower Market. Further afield there is St Paul de Vence for art, Cannes and its Croisette, Ventimiglia (Italy) for its market A walk to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild for its villa, formal gardens and fountains, not forgetting a coffee and a choice of the best gateaux on the Cote d'Azur is always worthwhile. Being avid hill walkers we love to head off on the bus up to the hills behind Nice, La Turbie or Menton. On Summer evenings another favourite is to grab the swimming gear, pick up a bottle of wine and a pizza and head for the beach and enjoy the setting sun over Mont Albion and the waves lapping the sea shore. During the Winter season we have enjoyed classical concerts and an opera from the varied programs in Nice, Monaco and Cannes.


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Speaks: english, french, german

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Photos

  • View from terrace of Villefranche Bay against the backdrop of Cap Ferrat

    View from terrace of Villefranche Bay against the backdrop of Cap Ferrat

  • The lounge / dining area with recessed kitchen in background.

    The lounge / dining area with recessed kitchen in background.

  • Master bedroom with individual reading lamps.

    Master bedroom with individual reading lamps.

  • Ensuite Bathroom of Master Bedroom

    Ensuite Bathroom of Master Bedroom

  • Guest bedroom with twin beds reading lights and 'Provencal Shutters'

    Guest bedroom with twin beds reading lights and 'Provencal Shutters'

  • Kitchen with ceramic electric hob and coffee maker.

    Kitchen with ceramic electric hob and coffee maker.

  • Well stocked and matching cutlery.

    Well stocked and matching cutlery.

  • Moon light on the Bay from the terrace.

    Moon light on the Bay from the terrace.

  • Early morning mist from the terrace.

    Early morning mist from the terrace.

  • Safe sandy beach & Villefranche sur Mer Old Town on left.

    Safe sandy beach & Villefranche sur Mer Old Town on left.

  • Harbour and medieval houses of Villefranche

    Harbour and medieval houses of Villefranche

  • Villefranche Bay, church of St Michele looking towards Eze and Monaco.

    Villefranche Bay, church of St Michele looking towards Eze and Monaco.

  • Lounge, dining Area and terrace with glazed doors fully retracted.

    Lounge, dining Area and terrace with glazed doors fully retracted.

  • Lounge with TV, leather sofa and wicker armchairs and kitchen in background.

    Lounge with TV, leather sofa and wicker armchairs and kitchen in background.

  • Master bedroom and cooling 'Provencal' window screens.

    Master bedroom and cooling 'Provencal' window screens.

  • Kitchen with electric hob, marble work-top, fridge, oven and microwave.

    Kitchen with electric hob, marble work-top, fridge, oven and microwave.

  • Guests Bathroom with spacious shower

    Guests Bathroom with spacious shower

  • Fridge / freezer on right and oven and microwave in background.

    Fridge / freezer on right and oven and microwave in background.

  • Lunch on the terrace.

    Lunch on the terrace.

  • Eclat de Couleur is the terrace with extended sun awing to the left.

    Eclat de Couleur is the terrace with extended sun awing to the left.

  • Floor plan.

    Floor plan.

  • Off to the beach through the pedestrianised, meandering streets of 'Old Town'

    Off to the beach through the pedestrianised, meandering streets of 'Old Town'

  • Children's public playground.

    Children's public playground.

  • Wonderful beach for children with life guards in Summer.

    Wonderful beach for children with life guards in Summer.

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