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Villfranche Luxury Apt., Superior Old Town Location, Sea Views

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Bay of Villefranche Old town apartment location Front door Dining area Living area Dining/Living areas Living area Living/ dining/hall View from Dining room to Cap Ferat Kitchen with full size refrigerator and dishwasher Downstairs full bath with shower Marble shower Washer/Dryer Staircase to bedroom level Staircase looking from bedroom Bedroom with desk area View from bedroom Walk-in closet and dressing area Dressing area Master Bath Full bath with tub and skylight Evening overlooking Villefranche and Cap Ferat Night view from dining window

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Last updated: 03/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Villefranche-sur-Mer apartment description

We bought this beautiful apartment after spending four years renting in the area. My husband grew up nearby, and we are convinced that Villefranche is a unique paradise on the French Riviera because of its small-town, friendly ambiance so close to the wonderful city of Nice.

Our location is ideal, offering spectacular views and unusual quiet in a sought after old-town location. The Institut Francais is within walking distance, as is the beach, all shops and restaurants, and very easy access to car, bus and train (just one block from the Place de la Paix,)

The apartment has been perfectly renovated to take advantage of its charming duplex layout, and offers a bedroom, dining area and living room with comfortable sofa bed, two full baths, full kitchen and a washer/dryer. There is a large flat-screen TV with free access to both French and English channels, iPod and CD player, and telephone with free calls throughout Europe and the US.



Keywords: Duplex

Property Type

  • On floor 2
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 3 story
  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) French Queen, in-between US full and queen sizes, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining
          • Kitchen
          • Stove
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Traditional clothesline also available...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Heating
          • Hair Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Living Room seats 6

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            2 TVs with French and English channels...moreless

          • CD Player
          • Stereo
          • Television

          Communications

          • Free Long Distance:

            Free long distance calls to Europe and US, NOT to French mobile phone numbers...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Printer available...moreless

          • Telephone
          • Broadband Access
          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Beach towels and umbrella provided...moreless

              Theme

              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Gorgeous sea views over the Old Town, Cap Ferat and the Bay of Villefranche...moreless

                  Car

                      • Not Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Medical Services
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Swimming
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Parasailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Antiquing
                      • Museums
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Marina
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping

                      Other Activities

                          • Walking distance to French Institute, renowned language school, close to all shops and restaurants, five minute walk to beach, 10 minutes by bus to Nice , 10 minutes by train to Monaco...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • The best of both worlds

                            The best of both worlds

                            • Guest Happy wanderers (Calgary, Canada)
                            • Date of stay 06/09/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/24/12
                            My husband and I spent three wonderful weeks this past June in Melinda and Jean-Paul’s beautiful apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer. For two of the weeks our daughter and our young granddaughter joined us in the apartment. We highly recommend the apartment to anyone wanting to spend time in this fabulous corner of the world. The location is ideal – the best of both worlds: a very quiet street in the old city yet minutes away from the beach, the historic sites, the markets, the shops, the grocery stores, the restaurants and the very efficient and inexpensive transportation system (buses and trains) on the Cote d’Azur. Melinda and Jean-Paul have done an amazing and creative job with this unique space: a thoroughly convenient, modern apartment with beautiful new appliances set into an historic building in Villefranche-sur-Mer. The views over the rooftops, the harbor and Cap Ferrat are fabulous. We spent many hours at the open window, reading, catching up on email or just enjoying the sun and the breezes and the famous Mediterranean light. We always began our day with a coffee in the apartment, accompanied by fresh croissants from the bakery at the corner. Most mornings we walked down to the beach and enjoyed a swim in the sea. Other days we rode the buses or the train and explored the coast: the galleries in Nice, the perched village of Eze, the Rothschild Mansion on Cap Ferrat, the casino in Monte Carlo, the chateau in Mandelieu La Napoule … the list of possibilities is endless! Later in the afternoon we would explore the old city of Villefranche, shop for groceries in the many excellent stores nearby or take our granddaughter to the playground to hang out with the other kids. On the weekends we would hit the markets. In the evenings we walked down to the port and participated in local festivities or just relaxed in the apartment. Excellent television! The weather was consistently good; the sky always blue. Melinda was great to deal with via email before and during our stay, always prompt in answering our many questions! Apartment manager Valerie kindly met us at the airport and took us to the apartment and briefed us on the neighborhood. If you want to experience the Cote d’Azur, don’t miss the opportunity to do so from this amazing apartment!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Dear Maureen, Thank you for your beautiful review. I am so happy that your vacation with your family was a memorable one. I hope to be able to welcome you again. Sincerely, Melinda

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                          • wonderful spot

                            wonderful spot

                            • Guest Ray (Southern Pines North Carolina)
                            • Date of stay 09/16/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/26/12
                            A delightful apartment, alll the convenieces you could ask for right in old town Villefranche. Everwyhere you want to go is walking distance, no car needed, the train station and bus stop are very convenient. The owners have done a wonderful job of renovating the apartment with with all new appliances and fixtures. Lovely views to the harbor and there was a always a breeze. Villefranche is on a hillside, so be prepared for alot of steps.. There are numerous excellent restaurants within walking distance. We would recommend tis to anyone and would definiely return.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: Dear Ray, I am so pleased that you loved our apartment. Please come back! Melinda and Jean-Paul

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                          • Lofty apartment in charming old Villefranche

                            Lofty apartment in charming old Villefranche

                            • Guest Maya (Harvard, MA, USA)
                            • Date of stay 09/09/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/25/12
                            This property has been renovated with the utmost care to use every little charming nook and cranny of the old walls for today's luxuries like washer/ dryer/ DW and great oven. My favorite place while home was to sit by the window in a tall chair to view over the rooftops the busy harbor activities of sailors anchoring their boats as well as cruise ships and ferries coming and going, letting off or collecting their passengers. Bring little binoculars! We liked the ease of wifi /phone / ipod player set up. It was wonderful to be right in the old town of stairs and steps, and expect the same with this apartment. The manager was very helpful bringing our suitcases up- and downstairs so this was not a problem for us older folks. Great variety of wonderful restaurants within 5 minutes of sauntering down some steps. Car not necessary since parking is difficult and great train or bus connections are cheap and easy to nearby Nice or Monaco etc.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: Dear Maria, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment while getting to know beautiful Villefranche. Sincerely, Melinda and Jean-Paul

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                          • Perfect Apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer

                            Perfect Apartment in Villefranche-sur-Mer

                            • Guest Bob (Los Angeles, CA, US)
                            • Date of stay 09/01/11
                            • Review Submitted 07/17/12
                            This apartment is located near the church overlooking the village of Villefranche-sur-Mer and it's bay. It is ideally located near stores and is an easy walk to either the waterfront or the village square and bus and train transportation. The apartment has been renovated and includes a modern and stylish kitchen, modern bathrooms, and marble and wooden floors. The furnishings are new and match the the upscale look of the apartment. The listing for this property was accurate with photos of the interior and views. The apartment was extremely clean and well-maintained and the owners were extremely helpful. This apartment is perfect for two people, but could accommodate more with the pullout couch. I definitely would recommend this apartment to friends and would stay there again if I have the opportunity to return to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, sightseeing.

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                          • trip of a lifetime, perfect apartment!

                            trip of a lifetime, perfect apartment!

                            • Guest ACSelects (Port Moody, BC, CANADA)
                            • Date of stay 07/10/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/25/11
                            My husband, two children (10 and 11), and I want to thank you for a glorious 11 days at your wonderful apartment during July 2011! Villefranche sur Mer is a wonderful combination of the best of southern France, and this unique, new, and ideally located property shows the locale off to full advantage. For example, the apartment was beautifully appointed and afforded fabulous views of the Mediterranean and the older parts of the town. The closest bakery is a 2-minute walk, a grocery store is approximately 4-5 minutes away, and the water is easily reached with two children within 5-7 minutes. Additionally, there are numerous fantastic restaurants and shops nearby. We were so grateful that your local contact met us at the train, welcomed us to Villefranche, and walked us to your apartment, which she had carefully and thoughtfully prepared for our arrival. Your descriptions and photos are lovely, however, they fail to do the property justice. As this was our first visit to the area, the owner and local contact were available to answer questions that arose, promptly and with warmth and care. While they are fluent in French, my children wanted me to pass along their thanks for the satellite TV, which featured UK cartoons in English! Our stay was the highlight of our month-long trip to France. It was a tremendous pleasure to live “like a local”, and we would wholeheartedly recommend this property and the location and cannot wait to return. Many, many thanks!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Dear Erika Jean=Paul and I are so happy that your family loved our apartment and had a great trip to France. We hope you'll be back soon. Sincerely, Melinda

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Beautiful Villefranche

                            Beautiful Villefranche

                            • Guest dvalpin (Boston)
                            • Date of stay 06/13/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/06/11
                            This apartment is located very close to the bay of Villefranche. It is equipped with everything (beach towels, washer, dryer, washing machine, high-speed internet, etc) ! We love to cook and found that the kitchen had everything too. The second floor is cozy fitting the bedroom and a bathroom with a tub. We loved getting up being able to see the ocean. There is a market close by (Casino), and a great artisanal bakery steps from this grocery store (much better than the one closer to the apt). The selection is not huge, because it is a small place, but good enough. You do have to climb up quite a bit of stairs when you are coming back from the market or the beach, but we just thought about it as exercise. The stairs in the building to the apartment and to the second floor are steep, so if you have mobility problems you might want to check with the owner first. We didn't have a car and we were fine. It helped that I had lived in Nice before, but the train station is a 5 min walk away, and there are buses too that can take you to Nice, Monaco, etc. The owners were very friendly, accommodating and helpful. Thank you Melissa! We loved our stay here, and we highly recommend Villefranche and this apartment.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                            Owner response: Dear Diana, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I hope you'll come back again, Melinda

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Villefranche luxury apartment on the French riviera. WOW! What a great experience!!!!!!

                            Villefranche luxury apartment on the French riviera. WOW! What a great experience!!!!!!

                            • Guest Hans (San Diego, california)
                            • Date of stay 05/24/11
                            • Review Submitted 06/04/11
                            I had very last minute plans to go Monaco area of France for the Formula 1 race. I found this listing on VRBO and found the title to be just what I was looking for. After speaking with the owner I found that, even though it was very short notice, that they would rent their place to me for the week. The owner was extremely pleasant and helpful. She even made arrangements for me to be picked up at the Nice Airport. I was picked up by one of her friends who spoke English fluentely, and gave a guided tour of the sights as we drove up the coast to the apartment. We arrived in Villefranche, there she pointed out all of the places that I needed to know about, as well as ,some interesting comments about the local venders. The apartment is right in the heart of this little, picturesque ,village. It is a five minute walk to the train station or the bus stop. It is a two minute walk to the ocean. As far as the accommodations, they exceeded my expectations. The apartment has been completely remodeled, with new, modern ,fully stocked kitchen and bathrooms, complete bedding,sheets and towels, beach towels,stereo system,tv, Internet service and more. It has a great view of the villagetheand blue water views of the ocean. It was extremely clean and tastefully decorated. I was extremely happy with everything and have already recommended it to my friends. I will definitely be back. Thank you for making my trip so enjoyable.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                            Owner response: Dear John, I am so happy that your trip to our home in Villefranche was a happy one. I will look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, Melinda and Jean-Paul

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                          May 10 - Oct 18, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €925

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                          Fees:

                          • Laundry and cleaning €80
                          • Pet Fee €100
                          • Taxes Not included

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                          50% deposit upon booking

                          Balance due one month before arrival

                          Cleaning fee payable in cash upon arrival


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                          Last updated: 03/22/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Nice Cote d'Azur at 5 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: A 8 at 5 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2011

                          About the owner: Jean-Paul and Melinda Lecomte We live in Maine during the summers and beautiful Villefranche in winter.

                          Why the Owner Chose Villefranche-sur-Mer:
                          Jean-Paul grew up in nearby Antibes. We found Villefranche when Melinda attended the Institut Francias and fell in love with the small village and its proximity to Nice

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          Villefranche is a 'little paradise.' We have the beach, great restaurants, and the most beautiful view on the Cote d'Azur. Our town still offers a small village ambiance just minutes away from bustling Nice, Antibes, Cannes and Monaco.


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                          Speaks: french
                           

                          Photos

                          • Bay of Villefranche

                            Bay of Villefranche

                          • Front door

                            Front door

                          • Dining area

                            Dining area

                          • Dining/Living areas

                            Dining/Living areas

                          • Living/ dining/hall

                            Living/ dining/hall

                          • Kitchen with full size refrigerator and dishwasher

                            Kitchen with full size refrigerator and dishwasher

                          • Marble shower

                            Marble shower

                          • Staircase to bedroom level

                            Staircase to bedroom level

                          • Bedroom with desk area

                            Bedroom with desk area

                          • Walk-in closet and dressing area

                            Walk-in closet and dressing area

                          • Master Bath

                            Master Bath

                          • Evening overlooking Villefranche and Cap Ferat

                            Evening overlooking Villefranche and Cap Ferat

                          • Old town apartment location

                            Old town apartment location

                          • Living area

                            Living area

                          • Living area

                            Living area

                          • View from Dining room to Cap Ferat

                            View from Dining room to Cap Ferat

                          • Downstairs full bath with shower

                            Downstairs full bath with shower

                          • Washer/Dryer

                            Washer/Dryer

                          • Staircase looking from bedroom

                            Staircase looking from bedroom

                          • View from bedroom

                            View from bedroom

                          • Dressing area

                            Dressing area

                          • Full bath with tub and skylight

                            Full bath with tub and skylight

                          • Night view from dining window

                            Night view from dining window

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                          Date last modified - Monday, March 10, 2014

                          €925 per week (EUR)
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                          1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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