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Le Petit Bijou- Old Town Waterfront, Balcony W/ Stunning Views

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Last updated: 09/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Villefranche-sur-Mer apartment description

Located on the waterfront at the end of one of the main pedestrian streets in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Le Petit Bijou ('The Little Jewel') is in one of the village's most historic (and most photographed) buildings. Staying in this apartment, you will be in the heart of it all, yet maintain great privacy and intimacy. The views from the private seaside balcony are unobstructed and dazzling, and the décor encourages our guests to relax, recover, and renew. Furnished with antiques and paintings from local artists, the floor is one of our favorite features: a fabulous tile called Spanish Tapis that was popular over 100 years ago that looks like a tile rug within the tile floor.

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
  • 40 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

          • Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • The bedroom has an excellent queen size bed from Lit de France, bedside tables with reading lamps and lights on dimmers, lovely original art, and a charming French window with a beautiful old town view of Place du Conseil. There is a large built-in closet for hanging and folded clothes, and a chest. At night, you are lulled to sleep by the alternating sounds of the sea lapping the shores of the quai and beach below, and the trickle of the lion fountain on Place du Conseil. There is also AC in the bedroom. The apartment is additionally equipped with a sofa bed for the occasional guest, a child, or for two people travelling together who don't share the same bed. But this is not an apartment for two couples. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • The bathroom includes a wonderful soaking tub and shower, a mirrored vanity with great light and plenty of storage, a large marble countertop with sink, and a toilet, or as my English friends say, 'the best view from a loo'. The bathroom is all done in white tile and stone. The washing machine is also located in the bathroom. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Le Petit Bijou is located in the same building as our Waterfront Penthouse. The apartment is on the 4th floor from sea level but you enter the building on the 3rd floor and take a private stairwell just one flight up....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • 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
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • 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
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • 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 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                AC in the bedroom...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Computer Available
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking On Street
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

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

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Fax

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Binoculars
              • Small Cooler
               

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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

              €1,325
              Fall
              Sep 20 - Oct 23, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €1,225
              Winter
              Oct 24 - Mar 19, 2016
              7 night min stay

              €800
              Spring
              Mar 20 - May 14, 2016
              7 night min stay

              €1,225
              Winter Program (Monthly Rate)
              Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
              30 night min stay

              €2,500
              * 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 90€ will be collected upon arrival in cash. If you stay multiple weeks, there is also a mandatory weekly cleaning fee of 80€.


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              Last updated: 09/26/2014
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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
              12 Kilometres
              Nearest Golf
              Monaco
              6 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              Nice Est
              30 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Villefranche
              120 Kilometres
              Nearest Ski
              Isola 2000
              50 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              Villefranche

              Car: Not Necessary

              Le Petit Bijou 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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              Speaks: english, french, spanish

               

              Photos

              • JB: View from apartment and balcony of bay & beach

                JB: View from apartment and balcony of bay & beach

              • JB: View entering apartment

                JB: View entering apartment

              • JB: Looking into living room from balcony

                JB: Looking into living room from balcony

              • Kitchen opens directly onto balcony

                Kitchen opens directly onto balcony

              • View onto Place du Conseil from bedroom window

                View onto Place du Conseil from bedroom window

              • Wonderful soaking tub with shower, great view

                Wonderful soaking tub with shower, great view

              • PH: Sun filled balcony for dining & lounging

                PH: Sun filled balcony for dining & lounging

              • Apt in yellow bldg on waterfront, left of arches

                Apt in yellow bldg on waterfront, left of arches

              • JB: Balcony looking to entrance of Bay

                JB: Balcony looking to entrance of Bay

              • Gourmet kitchen, petit but very functional.

                Gourmet kitchen, petit but very functional.

              • JB: Queen bed with view to charming Place Conseil

                JB: Queen bed with view to charming Place Conseil

              • Bathroom, tub/shower, toilet & best view from loo.

                Bathroom, tub/shower, toilet & best view from loo.

              • Looking down onto Villefranche and the beach

                Looking down onto Villefranche and the beach

              €583 - €1,325 per week (EUR)
              19

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 3

              View calendar: Updated 09/26/14
              Minimum stay: 7-30 nights
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              Speaks: english, french, spanish
              • Calendar last updated 09/26/2014
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