Beachfront Bliss- Studio Apartment at the Beach with Balcony & Panoramic Views(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5-30 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Spacious studio apt with stunning balcony situated on the beach. It's bliss!
About the area: Villefranche-sur-Mer is a traditional Niçoise fishing village dating back to 1295 and anchored by two cosmopolitan cities on either side: Nice to the west and Monaco to the east. One could not speak about Villefranche without exclaiming its physical beauty. Surrounding its large, natural (and world famous) bay are cliffs and steep hillsides, brimming with olive and citrus trees, Mediterranean pines, and bougainvillea flowering plants. This lush vegetation meets the water’s edge, where the shades of blue are as dazzling as a sapphire necklace. The bay of Villefranche is surrounded by two of the most beautiful Caps in the Mediterranean: Cap Ferrat and Cap de Nice. These stunning limestone peninsulas- sprinkled with luxurious villas and lavish gardens- protect and embrace our bay. Amidst all of this is the charming village, hugging the coastline with colorful buildings. During a stroll through the maze-like streets of the Old Town, you will see beautiful balconies decorated with potted plants, fresh laundry flapping in the sea breeze, and hear the sounds of church bells and music wafting through the corridors. And of course, what description of Villefranche would be complete without mentioning the boating scene! Watching the comings and goings- from cruise ships to yachts to fishing boats- could be a full time occupation!
There is no shortage of things to do during your stay! And we are always happy to make recommendations. That said, part of the pleasure of being here is taking in the lifestyle of the village and the area: getting up and going for a walk or swim at the beach, shopping at the fresh markets (on Wednesdays and Saturdays), sitting on your balcony and admiring the beautiful scenery, exploring the village and all of its little quarters... Guests frequently come with a long list of all the things they will do, and then a couple of days into the trip, they decide to reduce the list and just enjoy the lifestyle.
We own six beautiful apartments in the Old Town and one villa set atop the hillside. If you're looking for a special home away from home, please check out our website www.rivieraexperience.com- and choose the perfect fit for you! All of our properties offer the amenities and conveniences you expect and appreciate, including WiFi, Sky TV with English channels in addition to French television, free international calling to many locations worldwide, thoughtfully designed kitchens for those who love to cook, washing machines, and high-quality full-sized beds with lovely linens. And of course, balconies or terraces with exquisite views, potted flowers, and delicious herbs. As the owner of Riviera Experience, I take great pride in my properties (which are all owned and managed solely by me) and in making sure my guests have an unforgettable stay.
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Member since: 2005
- 24 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
- The bed is a large double bed from a bed store but built into a cabinet with a special hinge so that it can be easily closed during the day, fully made with all the bed linen and covers. It is a normal, thick mattress plus a box spring. It is a great bed- we promise! There are reading lights in the bed cabinet for two, a place to keep books, tissues, and an alarm clock. To open the bed, one simply pulls on the two knobs and it comes down. To close, you simply lift it, again very easy, as it is on a special hinge. Next to the bed are two good-sized closets for hanging clothes and four large drawers for folded clothes. There is also a desk. If you are a couple with an infant, this would still be a suitable apartment as I do have a lovely Baby Bjorn portable bed that would comfortably fit in the apartment, or for a young child, a futon mattress....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Hair Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 2 Ring Stove
- Beach Towels
- Lawn / Garden
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 24 - Mar 19, 2017
7 night min stay
Winter Program (Monthly Rate)
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- No additional mandatory fees
We require a 40% deposit of the total booking price by wire or check, and the balance is due 2 months prior to arrival. A security deposit equivalent to 350€ will be collected upon arrival in euros, dollars, or pounds and returned prior to departure. A final cleaning fee of 80€ will be collected upon arrival in cash. If you stay multiple weeks, there is also a mandatory weekly cleaning fee of 70€.
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Beachfront Bliss is located in the Old Town of Villefranche-sur-Mer on the waterfront quai. Villefranche is nestled between Nice and Monaco (10 minutes from Vieux Nice, 20-25 minutes from Monaco). Although surrounded by a diverse, exciting cosmopolitan environment, it is still an authentic Niçoise village. I know, I live here, and it's hard to believe it is still that way-- wonderful! Within close and easy access are Antibes, Cannes, St. Paul de Vence, Grasse, Mougins, and just a bit further, St. Tropez, Ramatuelle, Bormes les Mimosas, or Aix, Arles, Avignon and all the villages of Provence. Take a ferry from Nice Port to Corsica (3 hours on the fast ferry), or head to Italy and visit Ventimiglia, San Remo, the Vallee de Roya, Portofino, Cinque Terre... But if you stay in Villefranche and the neighboring towns of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, Eze, and La Turbie, you'll exhaust a week or more just exploring and enjoying these lovely villages. Most of these sites are easy to access without a car. And if you are here to attend the French language institute, Institut Français, it is a 10 minute walk away.
Year Purchased: 2008
About: My name is Shelley Dobyns and am the owner, along with my husband Riccardo Leggio, of Riviera Experience. We have 9 holiday rental apartments in Villefranche sur Mer. We have had our business since 2004. We are registered with the French Chamber of Commerce. Both originally American, I (Shelley) also now have French nationality. We live full time in Villefranche and personally run our business along with some staff. We have lived in Villefranche for 14 years.
Why Villefranche-sur-Mer, France:
We have always loved this building and location. Why? It is a landmark building in Villefranche, is right on the beach, has full sun all day and is convenient to everything. We had the chance to purchase this studio in 2008. We have been working for years to obtain authorization to build the balcony and finally got it done in 2015. We were fortunate to be able to purchase the penthouse apartment in this same building just last year (2014).
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Location location location, sun, beach, balcony.
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When you open the door to the apartment this is what you see. Sun all day.
A well designed studio apartment. The kitchen has everything for cooking.
The bed pulls down on a hydraulic hinge, box spring, thick mattress, excellent.
Panoramic view needs 3 pictures, first one - 1 km beach lined w/ bougainvillea
Third view of panorama - old town and waterfront quai.
Lush garden outside front door. Closet with washing machine & storage too.
Balcony table can comfortably seat 4, filled with sun all day.
The sliding glass doors open fully into the wall to a 4.5 x 1.2 meter balcony.
View of bed (hidden in closet), sofa and dressing / desk area. Like a boat!
Desk & dressing area, wifi, free international calling, great lighting.
2nd pic of panoramic view of end of Cap Ferrat and opening of Bay
Villefranche's sandy beach across from apartment
Beachfront Bliss' balcony is middle one. Entrance is at back through garden.
Lounging chairs & sun awning.
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