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Modern apartment with old world charm for that special vacation
"Melinda and Jean-Paul have chosen to make their beautiful apartment available in the lovely coastal village of Villefranche-sur-Mer and we couldn't be happier. Excellent, modern amenities and old-world charm combine to provide for the perfect rental in one of the most desirable locations in France. The pictures and description really don't do the apartment justice! The view from the apartment of the harbor and Cap Ferrat are spectacular.
I will agree that Villefranche is not an ideal location for those individuals with mobility issues; there are many steep streets and stairs, and the entrance to the apartment is up another set of steep stairs. But after 2 weeks I really have to say that both me and my wife feel great from all the exercise. There is no need for a car in this area due to the wonderful system of public transportation (buses and trains) that is easily accessible from the apartment. I strongly recommend heading to Nice early in your stay and purchase either a 10-ride or weekly bus pass (the unlimited weekly pass costs only 15€ and is a steal!!). We ranged from Menton to Antibe using the buses and trains exclusively.
The restaurants in Villefranche are excellent, and while we loved l'Oursin Bleu on the waterfront for a very special dinner, our favorite "go-to" choice was La Tavola on Rue de Poilu for delicious and reasonably priced meals. Wonderful bakeries, a butcher shop and a small grocery are all close by if you want to prepare your own meals in the modern and fully equipped kitchen (loved the dishwasher!). And if you love the beach, Villefranche has a lovely one that is only a 5 minute walk from the apartment.
I can truly say that this was our best vacation ever thanks to Melinda and Jean-Paul. Their manager Monique was very attentive always available for advice. I really can't imagine a better location for that very special vacation!!"
Guest: Michael G.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015
"We stayed in this glorious apartment for a week mid July 2015.
As soon as you open the door you are met by beautiful panoramic views across the bay to Cap Ferret. The living area and bedroom are both at the front and lead onto the balcony (and the view) – a gorgeous spot for early morning coffee and evening meals. The apartment is comfortably furnished with everything you would need for self catering. The bathroom has been renovated to a high standard, kitchen is well equipped including a dishwasher and washing machine – really is home away from home. There is also another nice sitting out area with outdoor seating.
With the views of course comes some elevation and a bit of a climb from the town to the apartment. Having said that we didn’t move the car all week and found the short walk via the steps to the shops and beach each day an enjoyable part of our stay.
We also had our road bikes with us and found some good climbs in the hills behind for anyone looking for some pre-alps training or a nice way to do some sightseeing. Villefranche, the beach, town and surrounding area really is a beautiful part of the world.
The only downside for me was a lack of air conditioning. Our stay coincided with a particularly hot spell with very high temperatures. However the owner has advised us she is planning on installing air-con for next summer which will be brilliant. We will definitely return and are planning on a longer stay next year."
Guest: Lynn H.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: October 4, 2015