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La Barcasse - a Gorgeous Haven for Two in the Heart of the Old Town + Sea View.

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Last updated: 10/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Overlooking Quai Admiral Courbet and in the heart of the old town with views over the harbor nestles this beautiful one bedroom apartment. The apartment has been lovingly renovated to the very highest standard. You will adore the attention to detail. There is an adjustable bed so you can lift up your feet at night and log your memories of each wonderful day in this magical and special village. Enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony and just outside your door you will be spoiled for choice of great restaurants. Only few minutes lovely stroll away is the beach making this the best location in town. You will be surprised how quiet it is even though in the heart of the village. Read up the history of this village which dates back to the 12th century and marvel that you are following in the footsteps of the most famous artists and film stars of the 20th Century. On arrival you will be greeted with wine and flowers.

Plenty of things to do!
There are a multitude of sea sports in the area including a diving school and sailing school in Villefranche. There is fishing from the rocks or deep sea fishing, canoeing, water skiing, snorkelling, and sailing. For hill walkers there numerous routes along the coast line, and in the hills around Eze and Menton, all accessible from the bus route to Menton. For the more energetic there are higher walks in the Royal valley region which is an hours train journey from Nice, and up the Var valley to Haut Provence which is a one hour car trip from Nice.

Villas and Houses to Visit with lovely Gardens close by.

The unique micro climate has facilitated the development of world renowned gardens which are open to the public such as Villa & Jardin Ephrussi de Rothschild on Cap Ferrat, and Villa & Jardin Kerylos in Beaulieu sur Mer, both within walking distance. There are additional renowned gardens in the area of Menton.

There is a wonderful monastery to visit at La Turbie and a beautiful small church on Cap Ferrat.

Other Activities: Hill walking, painting, museums and art galleries, and Institut de Francais


Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 45 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • The bedroom is very quiet and the beds are electric with individual control so you can sit up and read or write in your journal of your lovely days spent in Villefranche....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • There is a shower and wash hand basin.. In the bathroom you will find the washing machine. There is a hairdryer supplied....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Marina

Leisure Activities

  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Sep 5 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
Low Season
Jan 3 - Feb 26, 2016
5 night min stay
Early Spring
Feb 27 - Apr 1, 2016
5 night min stay
Apr 2 - Apr 22, 2016
7 night min stay

Late Spring
Apr 23 - Jun 25, 2016
7 night min stay

Jun 26 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

Late Summer
Sep 10 - Oct 28, 2016
7 night min stay

Oct 29 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay

Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
5 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


There is a service charge of €220 charged for weekly rentals and €350 on a monthly rental. Rental fee includes utilities and linens (cotton sheets, allergy free pillows-), towels, beach towels, kitchen towels. Read more information on my website

A security / damage deposit of 500 euros will be collected upon arrival in any currency convenient to you and returned prior to departure. Service charges are collected upon arrival in cash. We also leave basic supplies (toilet paper, salt and pepper etc) so you don't have to immediately run out and shop when you arrive. There is secure wireless DSL that enables you to connect within minutes of your arrival, should you need to.

We hold a security deposit in cash of €300 euros or any equivalent currency as this is paid on arrival and refunded on check.

For more than one week we can offer a weekly maid service at an extra charge arranged with the manager on arrival.

Guests pay the deposit in sterling and the balance directly to the owner in euros. Currency rate is set at the time of booking.

Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday. Note: We can occasionally offer five night breaks out of season.

We take a 20% deposit to secure the booking which is paid securely via our online booking system on our website The balance is due 2 months prior to arrival directly to the owner of the property in euros. We recommend TransferWise for the final payment, please enquire for more details and for an invitation to get a special offer.

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Last updated: 10/06/2015
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7 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
250 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Villefranche is situated 4km from Nice Centre and 7km from Nice International airport. A well kept secret as it retains it's charm due to lack of major hotels nearby. You can happily spend all your time in the Village discovering it's wonderful history and why artists such as Jean Cocteau and Sommerset Maughan loved this area so much. In the 60's the music of the Rolling Stones could be heard across the bay as they had a villa on Cap Ferrat. Yet the village still retains it's authentic feeling. If you do wish to venture forth, the train which is 7 mins away runs all along the coast. Nice or Monaco are ten mins away or you can be in Italy (Ventimiglia) in 40 mins. The village of Eze is 20 mins by car or St Paul de Vence, Cannes and Antibes about 40 mins. A car is not essential and the walks here are fabulous. This is the best location on this fabulous coast by far. And if you are here to attend the French language Institute, Institut Francais it is just five minutes walk away!

Golf: Golf: There are several golf courses nearby.

Ski: Ski: Skiing is good from November onwards and is 70 km away.


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  • Our view of the Bay

    Our view of the Bay

  • View from the balcony

    View from the balcony

  • Our most comfortable bed

    Our most comfortable bed

  • Comfortable and Contempory

    Comfortable and Contempory

  • Towards the 'Welcome' and Chapel

    Towards the 'Welcome' and Chapel

  • The Bay of Villefranche

    The Bay of Villefranche

  • So beautiful

    So beautiful

  • Wonderful sunsets from the Apartment

    Wonderful sunsets from the Apartment

  • Over the market - yet not noisy.........

    Over the market - yet not noisy.........

  • Great kitchen

    Great kitchen

  • Second balcony from the top.

    Second balcony from the top.

  • Sofa becomes a very comfortable bed

    Sofa becomes a very comfortable bed

  • Desk for your computer + wi-fi

    Desk for your computer + wi-fi

  • Rue Henry Bias

    Rue Henry Bias

  • Beautiful Villefranche

    Beautiful Villefranche

  • Early morning from the Apartment

    Early morning from the Apartment

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