Rigoletto apartment is a freshly renovated, elegant apartment in the charming Musiciens area of Nice. You can easily walk everywhere: only five minutes to the sea for swimming or drinks at sunset and just five minutes to the train station, which makes day trips to Antibes, Cannes, and Monaco a breeze. Also a few minutes to the many boutiques of the piéton, the famous pedestrian area – if you don't shop too long you soon arrive at the lovely Place Masséna, the heart of Nice and gateway to Cours Saleya and the old town. While only steps from everything, Rigoletto's location allows you to enjoy the calm of a true French neighborhood away from the crowds, with an excellent bakery, traditional café, groceries, shops and restaurants just outside your door. You won't feel cramped in the spacious 92m2 that includes a large sitting room with sofa and armchairs around the fireplace, a comfortable dining area with a table that seats six and a separate gourmet kitchen that doesn't intrude on the living space. When traveling with friends and family, two bathrooms make a big difference. One has a shower, the other shower and bathtub. The bedrooms are bright and cheerful, with one king and one full bed. Twenty marble steps lead to the entry door. The apartment is ideally suited to two couples or a family with older children. Of course there are all the amenities: central heat/AC, washer and dryer (discretely concealed), large screen TV, cable with English language channels, DVD player, high-speed internet. The owners take great pride in Rigoletto as it is also their home much of the year. Sharing their enthusiasm for the area, in the guest book you will find a list of suggestions for dining, shopping and sightseeing during your stay. Welcome!
ON YOUR ARRIVAL:
You will be welcomed on arrival to the apartment and shown how everything works. You can choose to be met at the apartment or at the nearest airport bus stop. We speak English and French and enjoy welcoming guests from all over the world to their temporary home on the Riviera. Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10.30am.
For late arrivals after 8pm there is an additional fee of 20 euro, for arrivals between 10.00pm to midnight there the fee is 40 euro.
LIVING AREA/DINING AREA
The original stone walls of the living and dining areas as well as the decoration with historic bas-reliefs from a Spanish church make the heart of this apartment special and warm.
The living room is spacious and relaxing. It is comfortable for reading, catching up on email, or watching the wide screen TV. If you prefer a quiet chat with friends and family, the television won't intrude at all as it is concealed by an elegantly framed mirror above the fireplace when not illuminated (see photo). Wool carpets make the rooms extra cozy.
The dining area easily accommodates six or even eight!
The modern La Peyre kitchen is fully equipped for those who love to cook: oven with standard and convection settings, cooktop with four hobs, extractor fan, microwave, fridge freezer - even a mixer for the ambitious.
There are all the needed dishes and utensils, pots and casseroles, as well as an abundance of counter and storage space.
The kitchen is separate from the living and dining room and it has a small breakfast table ideally placed beside the French window, where you can enjoy your continental breakfast and catch the morning rays of sun.
Both bedrooms are large and similar in size. Decorated in traditional romantic style, each benefits from a French window with a Juliette balcony.
The master bedroom is ensuite and has a king size bed for a perfect night's rest, two bedside tables with reading lamps as well as beautiful floor rugs resting on the wooden parquet. It also has a walk in wardrobe.
The charm of the second bedroom is enhanced by another lovely stone wall, reproductions from Verdi's Rigoletto and a historic map of Nice. It has a double bed, two bedside tables with lamps, a beautiful oriental style wardrobe and a writing desk.
The bathrooms are bright, cheery and modern. The main bathroom has a bath with shower fitting, a vanity unit with hand basin and storage, a large mirror, towel warmer/heater and toilet.
The second bathroom has a shower, hand basin, towel warmer/heater, glass shelf, mirror and toilet.