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Waterfront Penthouse- Private Seaside Balcony, Great Old Town Location

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View from main balcony to entrance of bay

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Last updated: 05/23/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Villefranche-sur-Mer apartment description

The Waterfront Penthouse is in one of the village's most historic (and most photographed) buildings. The views are captivating- intimate, yet panoramic, from the wraparound balcony. And at night, you can hear the waves gently lapping the shore and the trickle of the lion fountain in the plaza below. The apartment is decorated in rich Provençal colors, and furnished with antiques from our travels and art from our local community. The location is ideally situated in the charming Old Town of Villefranche. You're just steps away from the water's edge, the shops, and all the best restaurants.

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, 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
  • 55 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Staff
          • Housekeeper

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • This apartment is ideally suited for a couple with a child (although not too young due to safety issues), or two single people, although it can accommodate 2 couples. (Note there is only one bathroom.) The main bedroom has an excellent queen size bed from Lit de France, a large closet, a French window overlooking a charming pedestrian square with a fountain, bedside tables and reading lights, original artwork, and a sitting chair. The mezzanine has a double bed from Lit de France, bedside tables and reading lights, a closet, and desk. You can stand in the mezzanine but only in the middle area which actually works quite well. The mezzanine overlooks the main living area so it is not private from a noise standpoint from the room below but it is private from a sleeping or dressing standpoint. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

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

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          • The bathroom is a good size with a bathtub/shower, bidet, toilet, a sink with good counter space around it, a vanity with excellent lighting, and plenty of counter and cupboard storage. Also in the bathroom is the clothes washing machine and the furnace. There is a window in the bathroom overlooking the charming pedestrian square below....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We welcome children, but this property is not safe for young children due to the balcony, which measures 5-stories above. The stairwell to the mezzanine has open rises to the stairwell below, which is made of slate stairs-so very hard. We suggest infants or children over the age of 5 or 6 that are fairly calm. Also, there is no AC, but we do provide fans, which are often only needed a couple of weeks during the summer, as there is always a light sea breeze the rest of the time. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Television:

                Flat-screen TV...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Radio
              • Stereo:

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

              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Forests
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Waterfront

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Parking On Street
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Telephone
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided:

                    We provide white cotton sheets, down duvets or cotton blankets, and down or foam pillows (two per person). ...moreless

                  • Fax
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided:

                    We provide bath towels, beach towels, and kitchen towels. ...moreless

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Computer Available

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Stove
                  • Oven

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Binoculars
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Balcony
                   

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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

                  €1,625
                  Fall
                  Sep 20 - Oct 23, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,425
                  Winter
                  Oct 24 - Mar 19, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,150
                  Spring
                  Mar 20 - May 14, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,425
                  Winter Program (Monthly Rate)
                  Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
                  30 night min stay

                  €3,000
                  * 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 500€ will be collected upon arrival in euros, dollars, or pounds and returned prior to departure. A final cleaning fee of 100€-120€ will be collected upon arrival in cash (100€ for one couple, 120€ for two couples).


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                  Location

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

                  The Waterfront Penthouse is located in the Old Town on the waterfront at the end of one of the main pedestrian streets. Villefranche-sur-Mer 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 15 minute walk away.

                   

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                  Photos

                  • View from main balcony to entrance of bay

                    View from main balcony to entrance of bay

                  • View from main balcony to sandy beach

                    View from main balcony to sandy beach

                  • Apt is top floor, yellow bldg, wrap around balcony

                    Apt is top floor, yellow bldg, wrap around balcony

                  • Mezzanine - double bed, closet, desk, full height

                    Mezzanine - double bed, closet, desk, full height

                  • Large closet, original art everywhere.

                    Large closet, original art everywhere.

                  • Kitchen balcony: bbq, herb garden, clothes line.

                    Kitchen balcony: bbq, herb garden, clothes line.

                  • View of 3 French doors to wrap around balcony

                    View of 3 French doors to wrap around balcony

                  • Looking up to mezzanine from office corner

                    Looking up to mezzanine from office corner

                  • Looking down from mezzanine

                    Looking down from mezzanine

                  • Bedroom, queen bed, overlooking charming square

                    Bedroom, queen bed, overlooking charming square

                  • Bathroom, tub, shower, toilet, bidet, great light

                    Bathroom, tub, shower, toilet, bidet, great light

                  • Still a precious French fishing village by the sea

                    Still a precious French fishing village by the sea

                  €700 - €1,625 per week (EUR)
                  15

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 7-30 nights
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