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Beachfront Bliss- Studio Apartment at the Beach with Panoramic Views

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Sitting at table looking out to bay and village


Last updated: 08/13/2014
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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 situated right on the beach of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Whether sitting at the dining table, lounging on the sofa, or laying in bed, you 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. Two 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. 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 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, dishwashers, and high-quality queen-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


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff


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

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • 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


          • 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


              • Television:

                Flat-screen TV...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Stereo:

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

              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Books For Adults
              • DVD Player


              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions


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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Waterfront

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people


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

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


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


                      • Beach Towels
                      • Binoculars
                      • Raft
                      • Lawn / Garden

                      property descriptor

                          • Semi-Detached


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                          from 12 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer/High Season
                          May 15 - Sep 19, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          Sep 20 - Oct 23, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          Oct 24 - Mar 19, 2016
                          7 night min stay

                          Winter Program (Monthly Rate)
                          Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
                          30 night min stay

                          Mar 20 - May 14, 2017
                          7 night min stay

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

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included


                          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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                          Last updated: 08/13/2014
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                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates


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

                          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.


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                          • Sitting at table looking out to bay and village

                            Sitting at table looking out to bay and village

                          • View from apartment, whether you sit or stand.

                            View from apartment, whether you sit or stand.

                          • View of the beach and sea when bed is open

                            View of the beach and sea when bed is open

                          • Villefranche's sandy beach across from apartment

                            Villefranche's sandy beach across from apartment

                          • Front door leads to private garden, view to bathrm

                            Front door leads to private garden, view to bathrm

                          • Lush garden outside front door

                            Lush garden outside front door

                          • View of kitchenette & dining area.

                            View of kitchenette & dining area.

                          • Bed easily folds away, fully made. Desk & closets.

                            Bed easily folds away, fully made. Desk & closets.

                          • Bed is great double bed from bed store

                            Bed is great double bed from bed store

                          • Bathroom includes great stall shower & window.

                            Bathroom includes great stall shower & window.

                          • View from sitting at the table of beach, Cap Ferra

                            View from sitting at the table of beach, Cap Ferra

                          • Entrace is through your private garden

                            Entrace is through your private garden

                          €537 - €900 per week (EUR)

                          0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

                          View calendar: Updated 08/13/14
                          Minimum stay: 7-30 nights
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