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Located in one of the prettiest towns on the Côte d'Azur, yet within close proximity to Nice and Monte Carlo, this refurbished 60m2 (internal area) apartment's benefits include a large 25m2 (external area) direct sea facing terrace, swimming pool, private parking, air conditioning and resident caretaker. The beach, old town shops and restaurants, railway station and bus stop are all within 10 minutes downhill walking distance. Great care has been taken to refurbish the entire apartment to a luxurious standard. The finish, including fixtures, fittings and furnishings, is meticulous. Linen, towels and heating are also provided.
Location: Catch the train at Nice St. Augustin Station (10 minutes walk from the airport) and travel only 3 short stops to Villefranche-sur-Mer. From the station, a flight of steps will take you directly down to the beach and a 10 minute walk uphill will bring you to the apartment. In fact, easy walking distance to the railway station provides the possibility of travelling the length of the picturesque Cote d'Azur from Menton near the Italian border, visiting Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Juan Le Pins, Cannes and Théoule-sur-Mer. Alternatively, take the airport bus to the central depot in Nice. From there, travel by bus (Menton/Ventimiglia) for 15 minutes through stunning scenery, alighting at the apartment. Car hire from the airport is available by arrangement and the easiest route to the apartment is to follow the Bay des Anges to Nice Port then proceed along the Basse Corniche past the centre of Villefranche, finding the well sign-posted Les Restanques some 300 metres further on the right.
Exterior: The lovely shared swimming pool is accessed by taking the lift to the ground floor and then wandering along the paved path through the beautifully tended garden. Once more, the setting of the swimming pool provides breathtaking views across to Cap Ferrat.
Interior: The lounge furniture comprises two arm chairs and a double sofabed, a sideboard/dresser, large coffee table with storage within, television cupboard/stand with satellite TV and DVD. Satellite TV channel availability will be confirmed at the time of booking. There is also a small bar area. The luxury fitted kitchen is fully equipped and includes solid wood work surfaces and dining table with chairs, which separates the kitchen and lounge areas. The main bedroom furniture comprises a king size double bed, a large three-section wardrobe, bedside cabinets and console table with mirror above. The separate gallery sleeping area also contains two shelf/work areas with mirrors above. The luxurious bathroom features marble tiles throughout and includes a symmetrically designed bath with central hand shower, wash hand basin over towel storage unit, mirror above basin, toilet and douche, heated towel rail and two further storage units.
The double bedroom king size bed can be split to twin singles if required. The 'sleeping gallery' comprises a tiled sofa bed with built in storage. If required, another pull out single bed is available below the tiled sofa bed. Ideal for children, this area would also suit adults as it is possible to provide privacy by pulling across the ceiling-floor curtains. A further double sofa bed is available in the lounge.
The property is suitable for the elderly or infirm however please note that Villiefranche sur Mer is a hillside town & most walks including to the beach & old town involve downhill to and uphill back.
Four additional lightweight mini pool chairs are also provided....moreless
Easter/Early Spring Mar 28 - Apr 30, 2015 5 night min stay
Late Spring May 1 - May 29, 2015 7 night min stay
Early Summer Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Late Summer Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Wimter Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
Prices include provision of bed linen, towels, air conditioning (in summer), heating (in winter), electricity and hot water. In accordance with normal French custom a 'one off' laundry and cleaning preparation charge of €100 is payable directly to the concierge along with the security deposit. The usual changeover day is Saturday, however other days will be considered by request.
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The picturesque town of Villefranche-sur-Mer slopes down to a beautiful horseshoe bay. Explore the narrow, fascinating streets of the old town which manages to combine French village life with the influx of visitors it enjoys on a year round basis as one of the most scenic spots on the Côte d'Azur.