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Beautiful 'Old Town', just 100 metres from the sea.

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Apartment861 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

Very spacious (80 sq meters), with well-proportioned, high ceiling rooms and all facilities. Consisting of an office (should you really need to work!), living/dining room (with an extendable dining table that comfortably seats six), generously equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, dressing room and two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and opens onto a sun filled balcony with views over one of the old town’s character filled streets. The second bedroom, up an interesting set of stairs (mind your head if very tall) consists of two single beds and a very comfortable single futon. So the accommodation is able to holiday five people with immense ease. It has its own private entrance off one of the prettiest streets in the old town. Indeed, we think that it would be very difficult to find another property that gives such a total immersion into the real Villefranche whilst offering a similar level of convenience.

The apartment as a base is one thing, but what of Villefranche and what else/where else is there?

Villefranche itself is wonderful. Ten minutes from the exciting city of Nice but in so many ways, another world. The Medieval old town, the beautiful sandy beach, the port, the historic Citadel, the Jean Cocteau decorated San Pierre chapel, the incredible walks and the relaxed pace of life all combine to offer a real holiday experience.

You want more? Take the train as it continues down the coast on one of the most scenic routes you can travel, through Eze, Monte Carlo, Menton and on down into Italy and the lovely market town of Ventimiglia. Or go the other way and explore Cannes, Antibes and St Tropez. Determined to hire a car? Then Grasse and all of Provence await. Golf? try Monaco or Cannes area and again be captivated by the views and the quality.

We offer a comprehensive pack that describes what do and where to go in much greater detail and is a combination of our own and others’ area knowledge! (Thanks due to all who have contributed to this and please feel free to email your own thoughts on your return from what will no doubt not be your last trip here).


Michael Connolly

Member Since 2006
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Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • 2nd Bedroom
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • The bedrooms are bright, spacious and sun filled and offer the opportunity of being greeted each morning by the rising sun. The Queen size bed in the master bedroom is extremely comfortable. The second bedroom has two luxurious single beds and a deluxe futon that is as comfortable as can be. The master bedroom has built in wardrobes. The second bedroom has a separate dressing room offering extra space to read and relax. They are both as practical as they are pleasant.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Well lit and with a power shower, the bathroom offers plenty of practical space and hanging facilities in a compact space.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Village
        • Waterfront


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Local Maps
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully equipped for six.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully equipped for six.
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • MP3 Dock
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Music Library
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Towels


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • bay/sound
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • All linen and towels are provided. The sound system includes an iPod docking station. The apartment is furnished and decorated to a very high standard and provides the holiday experience that we all wish for but seldom attain. Our aim is to offer a base that matches the beauty and charm of the place, which will captivate you and make you wish to return again and again as it has us. The south of France is special, Villefranche more so – enjoy!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: Flexible

                                                              Check-out: Flexible

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              14 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Charming, convenient, comfortable

                                                              Melissa M.Grafton, MA

                                                              This was our second stay - and we plan to have a third


                                                              jack h.

                                                              Very comfortable and quiet apt.

                                                              Good Resteraunts close by.

                                                              Too many steps! We are all in our 70's

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We thank Jack for the nice comments about our apartment. Just to clarify - where he has mentioned 'too many steps' he is referring to the Village - there are only three small steps into our apartment from the entrance which is at street level in the old town.

                                                              Wonderful location in a beautifully appointed apartment

                                                              Michael K.Morris CT USA

                                                              We loved our stay in this cozy, bright, well decorated apartment in the midst of old town Villefranche. We were in the middle of everything: art, historical village, fantastic restaurants, beach scene, port side ambiance and easy access to everything the Cote D'Azur has to offer. The owners send you a nice summary of things to do and places to go. This was one of many trips to Villefranche and we returned to many familar places and just took in the beauty, sun and art. If for no other reason stay at Villefranche and overdose on Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, Chagall, Cocteau, Foundation Maeght, Leger, Andre Villers to name just some of the giants of the 20th century art explosion. You cannot make a mistake by staying in Villefranche.

                                                              Elegant and tasteful retreat in an elegant and tasteful setting

                                                              Richard W.Toronto

                                                              Villefranche-sur-mer is one of Southern France's most elegant and tasteful locations. It's only right that you expect the same of wherever you choose to stay. Michael and Anne's apartment does not disappoint. They've taken so much care to furnish and decorate. I'd say it's one of the best appointed holiday rentals we've ever chosen. Everything is just right. The main bedroom is pure white with French doors opening high above one of the charming narrow streets. It faces south and when the sun is streaming in, as it nearly always is, you're in an unequalled romantic setting. Our thanks to the Connolly family. We'll be back.


                                                              Cynthia M.

                                                              We loved this property it was in a perfect location close to everything yet still very quite area. The apartment had all the amenities you could need. Space was perfect and very clean. If we can think if one flaw is that it did get a little warm and the fans were limited or maybe just two small. I am sure this can easily be addressed.

                                                              A Gem in the South of France

                                                              Donna C.Ottawa Canada

                                                              We spent ten days in Villefranche at rue Baron de Bres and enjoyed every moment. The apartment is comfortable, spotlessly clean and close to everything.

                                                              Sue was extremely helpful, arranging taxis and offering advice on where to eat and what to see. And there is lots and lots of information at the apartment on just about everything in the area.

                                                              On the one day of chilly, rather rainy weather, we stayed in for half the day with the newspapers and enjoyed the comforts of the apartment, including the washing machine.

                                                              Otherwise, we took buses and trains (the people in the Tourist Information Centre near the Octroi bus stop are very helpful) to major and minor sites and walked and climbed and photographed all of it.

                                                              We enjoyed our holiday so much that we have decided to leave Villefranche and the apartment on our "bucket list". Both are worth another visit.


                                                              Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

                                                              Located on one of the prettiest bays on the Riviera, Villefranche is excellently situated on the sea, has myriad beautiful walks, a tremendous sense of living history and yet is only 10 minutes travel from Nice and all of its charms. The ‘old town’ is one of the gems of the South of France and this apartment really lets you live the experience. 100 metres from the bay, a short walk from the restaurants, shops, bars and railway station; yet in a world of tranquility with it's own ground floor entrance off the beautiful sun dappled lane that is Rue Baron de Bres.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Returnable security/damage/breakage deposit of €500.00 payable on arrival, returned upon departure after inspection. €150.00 utilities/services/cleaning fee payable on arrival. Rates can vary from above during Christmas, New Year, Easter holidays and Monaco Grand Prix. Negotiable rates for longer stays.

                                                              14 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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