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Beachfront Bliss- Studio Apartment at the Beach with Balcony & Panoramic Views

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Part of view from Beachfront Bliss and its new balcony right on the waterfront.

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Last updated: 02/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Villefranche-sur-Mer apartment description

Beachfront Bliss is a spacious studio apartment, with a new large balcony, situated right on the beach of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Whether sitting at the dining table inside our outside, lounging on chaise on the balcony, reading on the sofa, or laying in bed, you see the sea always and feel as though the sea is at your feet. Although a studio, the apartment is designed so that the bed (a real one!) easily disappears when not in use and the room becomes a lovely apartment. Three great lounging areas exist: a sofa for two with a coffee table and view of the sparkling sea, or the dining table for two with footstools that enable you to slip back into the chair for relaxing in front of the huge picture window, and the balcony where there is a large dining table (easily seating 4) and lounging chairs. There is a great little kitchenette, very well designed and functional, with a stove top, oven for microwave, grilling, and conventional cooking, a large half-sized refrigerator, granite counter tops, and ample storage space. The bathroom has a spacious stall shower and lovely window with a view to the garden. There is plenty of clothes storage and a little desk for you to work away if need be.

About the area: Villefranche-sur-Mer is a traditional Niçoise fishing village dating back to 1295 and anchored by two cosmopolitan cities on either side: Nice to the west and Monaco to the east. One could not speak about Villefranche without exclaiming its physical beauty. Surrounding its large, natural (and world famous) bay are cliffs and steep hillsides, brimming with olive and citrus trees, Mediterranean pines, and bougainvillea flowering plants. This lush vegetation meets the water’s edge, where the shades of blue are as dazzling as a sapphire necklace. The bay of Villefranche is surrounded by two of the most beautiful Caps in the Mediterranean: Cap Ferrat and Cap de Nice. These stunning limestone peninsulas- sprinkled with luxurious villas and lavish gardens- protect and embrace our bay. Amidst all of this is the charming village, hugging the coastline with colorful buildings. During a stroll through the maze-like streets of the Old Town, you will see beautiful balconies decorated with potted plants, fresh laundry flapping in the sea breeze, and hear the sounds of church bells and music wafting through the corridors. And of course, what description of Villefranche would be complete without mentioning the boating scene! Watching the comings and goings- from cruise ships to yachts to fishing boats- could be a full time occupation!

There is no shortage of things to do during your stay! And we are always happy to make recommendations. That said, part of the pleasure of being here is taking in the lifestyle of the village and the area: getting up and going for a walk or swim at the beach, shopping at the fresh markets (on Wednesdays and Saturdays), sitting on your balcony and admiring the beautiful scenery, exploring the village and all of its little quarters... Guests frequently come with a long list of all the things they will do, and then a couple of days into the trip, they decide to reduce the list and just enjoy the lifestyle.

We own six beautiful apartments in the Old Town and one villa set atop the hillside. If you're looking for a special home away from home, please check out our website www.rivieraexperience.com- and choose the perfect fit for you! All of our properties offer the amenities and conveniences you expect and appreciate, including WiFi, Sky TV with English channels in addition to French television, free international calling to many locations worldwide, thoughtfully designed kitchens for those who love to cook, washing machines, and high-quality full-sized beds with lovely linens. And of course, balconies or terraces with exquisite views, potted flowers, and delicious herbs. As the owner of Riviera Experience, I take great pride in my properties (which are all owned and managed solely by me) and in making sure my guests have an unforgettable stay.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 24 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • The bed is a large double bed from a bed store but built into a cabinet with a special hinge so that it can be easily closed during the day, fully made with all the bed linen and covers. It is a normal, thick mattress plus a box spring. It is a great bed- we promise! There are reading lights in the bed cabinet for two, a place to keep books, tissues, and an alarm clock. To open the bed, one simply pulls on the two knobs and it comes down. To close, you simply lift it, again very easy, as it is on a special hinge. Next to the bed are two good-sized closets for hanging clothes and four large drawers for folded clothes. There is also a desk. If you are a couple with an infant, this would still be a suitable apartment as I do have a lovely Baby Bjorn portable bed that would comfortably fit in the apartment, or for a young child, a futon mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • The bathroom is well laid out and includes a toilet, a lovely sink (bowl) with nice counter space and lighting, and a good sized shower. There is also a lovely window that looks on to the private garden....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This apartment is ideally suited for a single person or couple. However, we have had people stay here with a young child or infant and that also works, as we can bring in a small portable baby bed or a futon mattress. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Sky TV with English and French channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo unit with iPod dock, CD player, and radio functions....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat-screen TV...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Raft

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/High Season
May 15 - Sep 19, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,025
Fall
Sep 20 - Oct 23, 2015
7 night min stay

€875
Winter
Oct 24 - Mar 19, 2016
7 night min stay

€700
Winter Program (Monthly Rate)
Nov 1 - Mar 18, 2017
30 night min stay

€2,100
Spring
Mar 20 - May 14, 2017
7 night min stay

€875
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We require a 40% deposit of the total booking price by wire or check, and the balance is due 2 months prior to arrival. A security deposit equivalent to 350€ will be collected upon arrival in euros, dollars, or pounds and returned prior to departure. A final cleaning fee of 80€ will be collected upon arrival in cash. If you stay multiple weeks, there is also a mandatory weekly cleaning fee of 70€.


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Location

10 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nice Cote d'Azur
30 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Villefranche
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Nice Old Port
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Monaco
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Nice Est
5 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Villefranche
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Isola 2000
5 Metres
Nearest Beach
Villefranche

Beachfront Bliss is located in the Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the waterfront quai. Villefranche is nestled between Nice and Monaco (10 minutes from Vieux Nice, 20-25 minutes from Monaco). Although surrounded by a diverse, exciting cosmopolitan environment, it is still an authentic Niçoise village. I know, I live here, and it's hard to believe it is still that way-- wonderful! Within close and easy access are Antibes, Cannes, St. Paul de Vence, Grasse, Mougins, and just a bit further, St. Tropez, Ramatuelle, Bormes les Mimosas, or Aix, Arles, Avignon and all the villages of Provence. Take a ferry from Nice Port to Corsica (3 hours on the fast ferry), or head to Italy and visit Ventimiglia, San Remo, the Vallee de Roya, Portofino, Cinque Terre... But if you stay in Villefranche and the neighboring towns of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, Eze, and La Turbie, you'll exhaust a week or more just exploring and enjoying these lovely villages. Most of these sites are easy to access without a car. And if you are here to attend the French language institute, Institut Français, it is a 10 minute walk away.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: My name is Shelley Dobyns and am the owner, along with my husband Riccardo Leggio, of Riviera Experience. We have 9 holiday rental apartments in Villefranche sur Mer. We have had our business since 2004. We are registered with the French Chamber of Commerce. Both originally American, I (Shelley) also now have French nationality. We live full time in Villefranche and personally run our business along with some staff. We have lived in Villefranche for 14 years.

Why Villefranche-sur-Mer:
We have always loved this building and location. Why? It is a landmark building in Villefranche, is right on the beach, has full sun all day and is convenient to everything. We had the chance to purchase this studio in 2008. We have been working for years to obtain authorization to build the balcony and finally got it done in 2015. We were fortunate to be able to purchase the penthouse apartment in this same building just last year (2014).

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Location location location, sun, beach, balcony.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

 

Photos

  • Part of view from  Beachfront Bliss and its new balcony right on the waterfront.

    Part of view from Beachfront Bliss and its new balcony right on the waterfront.

  • This studio with it's 2.3 meter wide opening to the balcony feels very spacious.

    This studio with it's 2.3 meter wide opening to the balcony feels very spacious.

  • From the balcony and the apartment you have a 150 degree view of the bay.

    From the balcony and the apartment you have a 150 degree view of the bay.

  • View of bed (hidden in closet), sofa and dressing / desk area.  Like a boat!

    View of bed (hidden in closet), sofa and dressing / desk area. Like a boat!

  • Desk & dressing area, wifi, free international calling, great lighting.

    Desk & dressing area, wifi, free international calling, great lighting.

  • You'll need sunglasses most of the day inside the apartment. Bright, cheerful.

    You'll need sunglasses most of the day inside the apartment. Bright, cheerful.

  • Villefranche's sandy beach across from apartment

    Villefranche's sandy beach across from apartment

  • Entrace is through your private garden

    Entrace is through your private garden

  • Looking to the end of the beach and the inside & outside dining areas on the bay

    Looking to the end of the beach and the inside & outside dining areas on the bay

  • Kitchen well equipped for one who loves to cook and has panoramic views of bay.

    Kitchen well equipped for one who loves to cook and has panoramic views of bay.

  • Looking to the end of the beach from the balcony and the apartment.

    Looking to the end of the beach from the balcony and the apartment.

  • The bed pulls down on a hydraulic hinge, box spring, thick mattress, excellent.

    The bed pulls down on a hydraulic hinge, box spring, thick mattress, excellent.

  • Sun streams into the apartment all day.  There is a sun awning & umbrella.

    Sun streams into the apartment all day. There is a sun awning & umbrella.

  • Sitting at table looking out to bay and village

    Sitting at table looking out to bay and village

  • Lush garden outside front door

    Lush garden outside front door

  • Our new balcony was just built in Jan 2015.  Painting to be done next week!

    Our new balcony was just built in Jan 2015. Painting to be done next week!

€490 - €1,025 per week (EUR)
Minimum stay: 7-30 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 57%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/12/2015
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