Elite Family Retreat ★ Wifi | Sunshine | Ipad | Central | Bose Stereo(28 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one seriously chic space. Old Town & beach 5 mins
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.
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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!
Member since: 2010
- On floor 3
- 102 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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
- Upstairs duplex bathroom newly installed in 2016.
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
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Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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!
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Our stunning Nice duplex apartment was fully renovated in 2016
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 second upstairs bedrooms overlooks the peaceful Chateau park.
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 upstairs bathroom, also with twins sinks, sits in-between the two bedrooms
Our location is unsurpassed. 60 seconds from bakeries, cafés and piazzas
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.
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
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.
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 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
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
We have dozens of five-star reviews from our previous 100 guests
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 long public beach at Villefranche, a ten-minute bus ride from our apartment
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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