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L'Art des amis (the art of friends) is a beautiful one-bedroom penthouse apartment on the 6th floor (7th U.S.) with a large south-facing terrace of a beautiful Belle Époque building in the Musicians Quarter in central Nice, 5 blocks off the beach, directly behind the Negresco Hotel. Step into the antique cage elevator and be swept up to a romantic vacation escape you will never forget! Facing south, warm sunlight floods the apartment from morning till sunset. French doors in the living room, kitchen, and bedroom open onto balconies where you will enjoy the breezes and rooftop views towards the sea. (That French flag you see fluttering in the distance tops the Negresco.) The art of personal friends is featured throughout.
Remodeled to bring it closer in feeling to the architecture of the Belle Époque period, the apartment features new wood flooring in the living room and bedrooms and period tile set in the entry and kitchen. The kitchen cabinetry has been completely replaced and matching wainscoting installed along with all new appliances and granite countertops. Step through the French door onto to balcony and enjoy petit déjeuner in the sun at your café table for two. Dishes, glassware, flatware, espresso maker and kitchen utensils are all provided should you choose to try your hand at Niçoise cooking. The living room features a black George Nelson-inspired couch for 3 and a comfortable modern 'lipstick' armchair. Flat screen TV, DVD, and internet access provided. The glass coffee table design is by Isamu Noguchi (1948), end tables by Eileen Gray (1927), and glove table lamp by Wilhem Wagenfeld (1924.) While this is actually an 'adult' apartment experience, children are welcome!
On floor 6
Elevator : Turn left upon entering the building
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Apartment is flat and there is a small lift/elevator. However, there are a few steps to the elevator level and door might be too small for access....moreless
Large bedroom suite with adjoining bath. French doors open onto a separate 'private' balcony off the bedroom. The romantic Queen-sized canopy bed is the perfect place to end a fabulous day on the Riviera! The bedroom is also furnished with an antiqued white armoire, dresser, desk, bedside table and a reading light.
Note: the living room couch converts to a 'double' bed that will sleep an additional 1-2 people. A frosted glass door closes to provide privacy should the living room be used as a bedroom and the french doors to the balcony may be opened there too allowing both sleeping areas access to the fresh Mediterranean breeze....moreless
The large bath off the bedroom is fully-tiled and includes both a large tub and separate glass-doored shower. The washer and and dryer (european combination unit) is located under the bathroom vanity.
The newly remodeled toilet/WC of the apartment is in a small separate room off the tiled entry to the apartment allowing easy access from all rooms....moreless
NO AIR CONDITIONING - The Riviera is known worldwide for its wonderful climate. Average temperature is rarely too high (average high July/August is 81-82 degrees F/ 27-28C with a low of 68 degrees F/ 20C.) For those who are heat sensitive, we remind you that French doors in each room open to allow circulation, but that NO AIR CONDITIONING has ever been required in the apartment. Fans are also provided for your comfort.
Nice Weather - http://www.holiday-weather.com/nice/averages/...moreless
This is not a BluRay player and is very simple in function....moreless
Art: Matisse/Picasso, Yves Klein, Marc Chagall
French: Brice in Nice, Triplets of Belleville
Other: Catherine Deneuve, Grace Kelly...moreless
Renters leave paperbacks behind for other guests. Art books and tourism books are also available....moreless
English news stations are available. Other English stations might be available, but are sometimes not functional....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Provided by Orange.fr and offers many French speaking statioins. On Demand movies are not available to renters....moreless
The kitchen table fold-down leaves can be set up in the foyer for service for 4 people. Extra chairs are provided in the apartment....moreless
Seating for 4 people
forms of payment
Accept Credit Card
Provided by Orange.fr. Passwords will be provided upon check-in and in the Welcome Book provided by management company....moreless
Bath towels are provide per person. 2 beach towels are typically available....moreless
WiFi is provided. Passwords provided upon check-in and in the Welcome book....moreless
NO AIR CONDITIONING: please be aware that this apartment does not have cooling air conditioning. The owners do not feel the seasonal temperatures warrant it and there are no plans to install it. ...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$49
Late arrival check-in fee apply and is payable directly to Prom'Holiday (key & changeover service) at time of check-in.
Damage Protection Insurance available for U.S. residents only. A $500 refundable damage deposit is required for all others.
Please contact owner for a 3 day request.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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The apartment is in the Quartier Musiciens (Musicians Quarter) in central Nice, a well-kept, stylish, residential quarter 5 blocks from the sea and famous Promenade des Anglais- the perfect place to stroll as visitors have done for more than a century. The busy shopping/restaurant areas of rue Massena and Avenue Jean Medecin are 10-15 minutes on foot and the wonderful 'Old Town' a 20 minute stroll for dinner! Nearby on Boulevard Victor Hugo is the Jardin d'Alsace Lorraine, a quiet garden respite. Downtown terrain is basically flat which makes walking a pleasure!
A car is definitely not needed to enjoy your vacation in Nice. Train and bus service is easily available for visits to other wonderful Riviera sites and in addition Auto-Bleue, a short-term electric rental car service has autos available in the block next to the apartment. For information see their site at www.autobleue.org. At the top of the screen you can choose an English translation of the page.
TRANSPORTATION to & from airport:
Airport Express- take bus 99 (8AM to 9PM) toward Gare Nice Ville SNCF & get off Thiers/Gambetta, a 15 minute ride. Also can take bus 98 (6AM to midnight) to Gare Routière & get off at Gambetta/Promenade. It's a bit further from the apartment. Cost is about 1.40 euros one way or 4 euros (at this writing) for a transportation day pass which includes buses & city trams.
PARKING: Closest is VinciPark MOZART/ 11, Avenue Auber. Contact M. Jean Claude Ferrari, +33 4 93 88 69 85 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other options: VinciPark LOUVRE/ 20, Boulevard Victor Hugo
or Parking Palmeira/ 47 Rue St. Philippe, +33 4 93 96 40 16.
About the owner: We live in Seattle, Washington USA and when we are here, we are dreaming about our next visit to Nice. We are avid francophiles and do our French lessons everyday. Here's a link about us and our property: http://www.frenchentree.com/fe-wemadeit/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=781
Why the Owner Chose Nice: Angels brought us to our 'dream in the sky!' Our finder Rebecca Russell was one (www.coteabode.com) and the Niçois selling agent the other. His name was Ange and he flew up the 7 flights of stairs to meet us there while we went up in the caged elevator. He had wings, because he met us at the top when the elevator arrived. We were captivated by the apartment's charm and views. You just know when it's right! More about our buying experience: http://www.frenchentree.com/fe-wemadeit/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=781
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: 180 degree rooftop views and centrally located to walk to every area of Nice in minutes. Close to the grocery store. Close to a large park. Close to local restaurants. Peaceful neighborhood. Charming caged elevator and old-world charm. Seriously, what's not to love!
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Primary:+1 206 329-5996Do not call between 21:00 - 8:00 US Pacific Time
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