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

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Last updated: 04/27/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 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.

And don't forget to 'like' us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/rivieraexperience

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 40 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          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

              • 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

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

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Waterfront

              sports and adventure activities

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

              Arrival Day

                  • Saturday

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Linens Provided:

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

                      • Towels Provided:

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

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        AC in the bedroom...moreless

                      • Telephone
                      • Fax
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Computer Available
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Stove
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Oven
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • 4 Ring Stove

                      Outside

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

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Rental rates quoted in:
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter 2013/2014
                      Mar 1 - Mar 21, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      €825

                      Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


                      Additional information about rental rates:

                      Rental fee includes utilities, linens (white cotton sheets, down duvets or cotton blankets, down and foam pillows- 2 per person), and towels (bath towels, beach towels, kitchen towels). We also provide bath, laundry, and dishwasher soap. There is a secure WiFi connection and we offer a telephone with free local calling and free calling to North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and many other locations worldwide. The apartment is equipped with a stereo unit (iPod dock, CD player, and radio), and Sky TV with English and French channels.
                      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€. (Please note that for more than 2 guests, an additional 50€ will be added onto the rental fee and an additional 25€ onto the cleaning fee.)
                      Please contact us to inquire about long term rental rates.

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                      Location

                      10 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Nice Cote d'Azur
                      3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Nice Old Port
                      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

                      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: french, spanish, english

                       

                      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

                      (EUR)
                      19

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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                      +33 0680412597

                      Speaks: french, spanish, english
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