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The World's Most Beautiful View at Your Feet

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1.5+ Bathrooms (Sleeps 4)+ convertible bed(s)

On top of one of the world's most beautiful bays lies a peak called Col de Villefranche. It overlooks the old village of Villefranche-sur-Mer and the surrounding harbors and beaches and is home to beautiful villas and low-rise condominiums. An elegant 5-storey highrise sits on top surrounded by olive groves and orange gardens hiding its lovely swimming pool.

The apartment is located in the center of the building, on the first floor up and has its own separate entrance. A parking space is located just below. The entire apartment looks out over the gardens onto the bay and the harbor light of St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat. The full size terrace serves for many purposes, including dining and entertaining and, of course, sun bathing and picture taking.

Large rooms are elegantly and efficiently furnished and include a Queen size bedroom with ensuite renovated bathroom; a huge living room in which the chesterfields can serve as single beds for the occasional overnight guests, a sitting area, a dining area and telephone cove. A newly renovated fully equipped kitchen, a hall entrance, a renovated bathroom, and a separate washroom complete this perfect apartment.

The apartment is in short walking distance from the renowned International French language school of Villefranche-sur-Mer and therefore an ideal place to combine vacation and studies. It is also perfectly located for access to some of the most dramatic golf courses in France: the Monte-Carlo Golf Club on the Montagel, 1100m ontop of the Principality of Monaco, is just 10 minutes away; the Nice Golf and Country Club boasts an executive size 18-holes, just 30 minutes away over the speed way and many full size golf courses lie within an hours drive.

The center of the Col-de-Villefranche offers a large variety of convenience stores, a bakery, a restaurant and the post office. Public transportation is cheap and frequent taking the traveler in just a few minutes down to the village and beaches, west to Nice in about 10 minutes and east to Èze-Village, Monaco and Menton.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian, swedish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017


Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Bas Corniche
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Villefranche-sur-Mer Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly Renovated
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(30 traveler reviews)

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The World's Most Beautiful View at Your Feet
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Amazing view~amazing apartment!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous holiday in France. The entire trip was wonderful but the highlight was our stay in Ville-Franche at this lovely apartment. The view is simply amazing and can't really be captured in photos. While we loved Ville-Franche and enjoyed the accessibility to so many great spots our favourite part of every day was our time spent on the balcony. Coffee and fresh pastries from the boulangerie up the road on the balcony every morning; wine and relaxation every evening after our fabulous day trips to other beaches and towns in the area.

This apartment is spacious and has a great layout with every room having sliding doors to the balcony. It is well equipped with everything you might need.

The pool is fantastic and very well maintained as is the entire property.

The owner was exceptionally helpful and easy to book with. He shared great and useful information about the apartment, Ville-Franche and the entire Cote d'Azur area.

Our family of 4 can't wait to return one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our perfect family get-away

  • 5 of 5

Larrys apartment in ´Le California´ has been our perfect vacation base for two years in a row now. The first stay in the Summer of 2016 was just amazing for my family with four young boys my wife and I. We have never before repeated a vacation because we want to explore new spot and seek new adventures. Still we chose to return back to back to Villefrance-sur-Mer and Nice. We did not regret! As a base for a very active family we once again found a perfect balance of tranquillity on the balcony and the many fun hours by the pool and in the many small villages around Nice and Cote'd'Azur. We did snorkling in the ocean and I was free diving with Chango Diving school. Just brilliant. We highly recommend the location and this apartment with the most superb view to the village and sea. We are big fans and will most likely return sometime in the future.

Deposit has been returned quickly after both stays.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arcata, CA

A Fantastic Place to Stay in Villefranche-sur-Mer

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this apartment for a week in June, 2017. The view of the bay and Cap Ferret were incredible. The apartment was very well furnished, had lots of information on local restaurants and places to visit and we really liked the well equipped kitchen and modern bathroom. The pool was a welcome relief after a warm day. The apartment was even more impressive than the pictures and description depicted it. It was very clean and well maintained. The owner was in contact with us during our stay and provided great customer service. During our stay we did several walks down to the old town section and the Citadel, visited several nearby restaurants, walked along the waterfront and enjoyed the local beaches. The town is well served with train and bus service to local towns and attractions. We took the bus to St. Jean and hiked around Cap Ferrat with great views of the Mediterranean Sea and back to Villefranche. We also took a bus to Eze-le Village which is an ancient town built on the cliff-side with outstanding views of the sea and surrounding ports. The Jardins d'Eze were also well worth a visit with again fantastic views.

We would definitely recommend this apartment for your place to stay while visiting the French Riviera.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breath-taking beautiful view of Cote´d Azur

  • 5 of 5

This Apartment is exactly as beautiful a location as the pictures indicate. Actually the pictures can not capture the real beauty off the view you get from the 30 feet balcony. Both the daytime and especially the evening view is just amazing. We travelled as a family 2 adults and 4 boys between 3-11 years old. The Apartment was sufficient in size and most of our time at the apartment we spent outside on the balcony or at the pool area. The pool was nice and clean with enough room for both kids and adults and for relaxing in the sun. Our overall experience of the apartment and pool exeded our expectations. The place was clean and well maintained. The Owner Larry has provided a top level service before during and after our stay. Well beyond our expectations. During our stay we went on numerous trips to the sea to other towns and naturally to Nice which is very close by. There are too many lovely places to mention but Larry has a full book of good places to go. That is a good guideline if you need inspiration. The little pizza restaurant on the top of hill across the Casino supermarket is worth a vist for a cosy evening dinner It is close to the road but very nice local food.

This is a apartment that I would like to revisit and a place I would recommend to my friends and relatives. Only small notion is of course that when you live at a place with and elevated view you will have to climb some steps if you walk to and from the village. But it is only a 15 min walk to the sea still and the view outweigh by far the small walk. All in all one of our best vacation apartments and we have see quite a few.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, dc

A view second to none.

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I recently returned home following our third stay in the apartment. We spent the month of June in the apartment and found it no less wonderful than it was on our previous two visits. The apartment is modern, very well furnished and enjoys a spectacular view from both inside the apartment and from the balcony. There are many places of significant interest to visit in the area and are easily accessible by bus or train. There are any number of helpful guide book in the apartment to help you plan your days. There is so much do and so many places to visit in the area that there is not enough space here to discuss them. For art lovers, however, one place not to be missed is the Fernand Leger National Museum in Biot, which is the train stop before Antibes. Biot is a most interesting village and the Leger Museum is world class. The building itself is a work of art. One of the highlights of each day for my friend and me was arriving back at the lovely apartment and enjoying a glass of wine on the balcony reviewing the day's activities while enjoying the magnificant view. HCE

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you had another wonderful vacation in the apartment in the south of France. Thank you.
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Cote D'Azur Serenity

  • 5 of 5

When you open the door of this lovely modern apartment perched on the hillside overlooking Villefranche sur Mer, the view of the turquoise and sapphire blue of the Mediterranean Sea through the wall of windows, will take your breath away! The initial glimpse will transport you to a peaceful, relaxed, serene vacation state-of-mind that one only experiences in the South of France. This newly renovated, light and airy apartment has simple European style and all the comforts of home. Upon arrival, my family and I immediately took refuge on the huge balcony with a cool bottle of rose and sumptuous French bread, cheese, and olives. The well equipped kitchen allowed us to 
prepare many home cooked meals made with France's finest and freshest ingredients found at the local outdoor markets, bakeries, and butchers. When we didn't want to cook, we had no trouble finding an outstanding bistro, restaurant, creperie, or gourmet take-out in the area.

Villefranche has a large pebble beach, and the surrounding communities have sandy and rocky beaches. Each beach is easily accessible by foot, car, or bus and all are within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and other attractions. Renting a boat is easy even for those who don't consider themselves seafaring aficionados. For the more experienced mariner, there are speedboats, sailboats, and scull rentals. If scuba diving is your pleasure, there are plenty of diving expeditions . 

For sightseeing, there is the beautiful city of Nice, the port of Antibes, and the enchanting medieval village of Eze. For those interested in gambling there are the casinos at Beaulieu or Monte Carlo. One can never be bored in this beautiful setting on the Cote d’Azur.

But whatever you choose, whether swimming, sailing, walking, or sightseeing, it is always wonderful to return to this peaceful, beautiful apartment and relax on the balcony.

From breathtaking sunrises to the pink sunsets, the view from from this apartment never fails to please. For us, the full moon was an added treat as it bathed the entire inlet, filled with yachts, cruise ships, and small boats, with a soft pale purple haze. We all passed such a fabulous vacation that we found it incredibly difficult to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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