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Elite Family Retreat ★ Wifi | Sunshine | Ipad | Central | Bose Stereo

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Our stunning Nice duplex apartment was fully renovated in 2016

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one seriously chic space. Old Town & beach 5 mins

Our 100 previous guests adored the walkable location of our duplex apartment. Over 50 cafés, boulangeries and restaurants are on the doorstep. Yet it's south-facing, sunny and very quiet. Nice's 5km public beach is 7 minutes walk away. As is the Cours Saleya market and Old Town.

The two-storey apartment in the historic port of Nice is huge. Around 100m2 (1100sqft) in total. It contains three entirely separate bedrooms. Every room including the 45m2 (500sqft) living area is south-facing, quiet and filled with sunshine. It sleeps 6 in three double beds in absolute comfort.

The apartment dates from 1850s. Style dates from the 1930s. The entire space was entered renovated in 2016, but every ounce of antique chic remains.

We provide board games, a baby cot, an iPad pre-loaded with movies and a BOSE Stereo. Many of our guests are families. Others are small business groups or couples looking for an exclusive trip.

The living area is utterly luxurious. Like the rest of the apartment it boasts solid oak parquet floors and south-facing soundproof windows, plus great art, a library of books, plus sofas and a dining table for 6.

This lounge area opens onto a fantastically well-equipped kitchen. It’s complete with marble chopping areas, gas stove, oils, knifes, great pots and pan, herbs and spices. Plus cookbooks from Jamie Oliver, Yotam Ottolenghi and Patricia Wells.

More in-depth details follow....

There are three big bedrooms, each bathed in sunlight. The first is effortlessly romantic, with a brand new bed, a €2,000 Habitat mattress, antique lights, fine vies and fine Egyptian cotton linen.

The second bedroom has a 1950s wooden bed, Tempurpedic mattress and fine linen. It also overlooks the Colline du Chateau public park above Nice.

The third bedroom is on the same floor as the massive living room. It has a brand new mattress, our usual fine linen, art on the walls, and is the largest bedroom in the apartment.

Boutique chic describes the brand new shower room (renovated in 2014). Double sinks and swan necked taps have been installed into an ancient French dresser. The oversized shower rose delivers a refreshing zing in winter and summer. The new bathroom upstairs (installed in 2016) overlooks the Colline du Chateau park. It also has double sinks plus a long, long lie-down bath with shower head. Both bathroom and shower room have piped hot water on demand plus heated floors in winter.

We have no TV, but do have an iPad pre-loaded with classic French movies, like A Good Year and Mr Bean Goes to Cannes.

And, as rue Antoine Gautier apartment block is a century and a half old, we don’t have an elevator or air-conditioning. We are on the third (and top) floor - you don’t need an oxygen tank for three flights of stairs!

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 102 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome a dozen wonderful families every year. That's why we leave board games and an iPad pre-loaded with games. Kids are welcome to cook, play, read or recharge their devices anywhere in the apartment. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    With €3,000 mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    With €2,500 mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    With €2,500 mattress...moreless

  • Double Beds (3) A 1950s wooden bed topped with a €2,500 Tempurpedic mattress. Plus a brand new Habitat bed with €2,000 mattress. And another new grand double bed was purchased in 2016. You've never slept better in your life! Baby crib available (1) For under 24 months. For free of course. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Renovated in 2014 with open glass cubicle and twin sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Stunning designer bathroom on top floor with twin sinks...moreless

  • Upstairs duplex bathroom newly installed in 2016.

Other Amenities

  • iPod dock, bikes, iPad, cook books, 200-book fiction and non-fiction library, Roche Bobois sofa and antique furniture, WiFi, awesome kitchen...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A library of 200 from the best cookbooks to classic Agatha Christie and Paul Theroux. ...moreless

  • Games:

    We have lots. From a personalised Nice edition of Monopoly to Scrabble and cards. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    A BOSE Bluetooth stereo will stream your favourite music. It's very simple to use. ...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi Wireless Internet with a download speed of 13.3mb. That's fast enough for you to watch Netflix while your child streams Spotify...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Only the finest Egyptian cotton linens are provided. All are purchased from the World's Best Linen Company. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    At 45mw (nearly 500sqft) it's utterly luxurious. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    If you check the photos you'll see that we provide Turkish hammam towels for all guests. As well as being on trend, they dry quickly and are kitten soft. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    It's amazing. Kathryn is a food writer for the world's leading magazines. The kitchen and gas burners was installed in 2016. The dishwasher, oven and fridge were purchased fresh in 2017. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
6 night min stay
$263
$1,837 $7,023
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$231
$1,621 $5,402
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nice Cote d'Azur Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Nice-Corsica
1000 Metres
Nearest Train
Nice-Ville
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Auron
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Nice

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I am a British travel journalist based in Nice, France. I own this stunning apartment with my American wife, Kathryn. As we write for Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic, The Sunday Times and many other travel magazines, we'd be happy to recommend a heap of charming restaurants and great beaches across the South of France.

Why the Owner Chose Le Port, Nice, France:
Mainly the sun! It's completely south-facing with sunshine from dawn until dusk pouring in. And as it's on a courtyard it's totally quiet at night, despite being in the dead centre of Nice. The location is also amazing, with an award-winning boulangerie on the corner, 100 antique stores on the same block, and the Old Town, beach and scores of restaurants within a five-minute stroll.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We purchased an iPad in 2012 for our guests to use. It is pre-loaded with some great French movies, travel apps, video games and lots of cool links. We love playing games and watching movies with it, and hope you do too. What's totally unique is the peace and quiet at night, very rare in Nice, plus the personal, French, traditional and very chic decoration that makes it so special. Our renovation in 2016 turned our much-loved apartment into three bedroom duplex. There is so much space it's untrue!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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Photos

  • Our stunning Nice duplex apartment was fully renovated in 2016

    Our stunning Nice duplex apartment was fully renovated in 2016

  • The writers desk in the 'downstairs' bedroom. The property has solid oak parquet

    The writers desk in the 'downstairs' bedroom. The property has solid oak parquet

  • The beautiful 'upstairs' suite. Like all our three bedrooms, it's south-facing.

    The beautiful 'upstairs' suite. Like all our three bedrooms, it's south-facing.

  • The second upstairs bedrooms overlooks the peaceful Chateau park.

    The second upstairs bedrooms overlooks the peaceful Chateau park.

  • The brand new bed (purchased in 2016) in the 'downstairs' bedroom by the library

    The brand new bed (purchased in 2016) in the 'downstairs' bedroom by the library

  • The boutique downstairs shower room with twin sinks and heated floor in winter

    The boutique downstairs shower room with twin sinks and heated floor in winter

  • The upstairs bathroom, also with twins sinks, sits in-between the two bedrooms

    The upstairs bathroom, also with twins sinks, sits in-between the two bedrooms

  • Our location is unsurpassed. 60 seconds from bakeries, cafés and piazzas

    Our location is unsurpassed. 60 seconds from bakeries, cafés and piazzas

  • Our official WiFi download speed is 13.38mb. Stream movies while sipping coffee

    Our official WiFi download speed is 13.38mb. Stream movies while sipping coffee

  • 20% of our guests are repeat customer. One couple have stayed six times.

    20% of our guests are repeat customer. One couple have stayed six times.

  • Restaurants and cafés ring the historic Port of Nice, 30 seconds from our door

    Restaurants and cafés ring the historic Port of Nice, 30 seconds from our door

  • The colourful daily Cours Saleya market - 7 minutes away on foot

    The colourful daily Cours Saleya market - 7 minutes away on foot

  • A fabulous kitchen with marble slab, gas oven, ceramic sink and Turkish tiles.

    A fabulous kitchen with marble slab, gas oven, ceramic sink and Turkish tiles.

  • Double glazing and a €3,000 bed and mattress ensures a fabulous night's sleep.

    Double glazing and a €3,000 bed and mattress ensures a fabulous night's sleep.

  • A 1950s bed inside the second upstairs bedroom. It's as romantic as it gets.

    A 1950s bed inside the second upstairs bedroom. It's as romantic as it gets.

  • The 'downstairs' bedroom with (currently open) sealed doors to the living room

    The 'downstairs' bedroom with (currently open) sealed doors to the living room

  • The welcome pack that welcomes guests when they enter our south-facing apartment

    The welcome pack that welcomes guests when they enter our south-facing apartment

  • 180cm (5ft8)  lie-down bath upstairs, which looks up to the Chateau par

    180cm (5ft8) lie-down bath upstairs, which looks up to the Chateau par

  • An iPad and welcome pack with bottle of French wine is gifted to all our guests

    An iPad and welcome pack with bottle of French wine is gifted to all our guests

  • Our satellite image is better: note the Old Town, beach and park, 7 minutes away

    Our satellite image is better: note the Old Town, beach and park, 7 minutes away

  • We have dozens of five-star reviews from our previous 100 guests

    We have dozens of five-star reviews from our previous 100 guests

  • Our instruction manual offers tips from local bakeries to favourite beaches.

    Our instruction manual offers tips from local bakeries to favourite beaches.

  • The wonderful public beach in Nice, a 7-minute walk from the apartment

    The wonderful public beach in Nice, a 7-minute walk from the apartment

  • The long public beach at Villefranche, a ten-minute bus ride from our apartment

    The long public beach at Villefranche, a ten-minute bus ride from our apartment

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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