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A Room with a View! Paradise found!

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Minutes from Nice or Monaco, this lovely apartment has a panoramic view of St Jean Cap Ferrat/Villefranche harbor, and the Mediterranean sea. Kitchen, New Italian style shower. One bedroom & living room with sofa-sleeper, sleeps four. Balcony and private terrace for sun-bathing, relaxation, or reading. Newly added Solarium for all-weather. Private garden to enjoy. Short walk to Institute de Francais immersion school. Quiet and serene.

Villefranche-sur-mer, with its harbour and Citadel at the foot of a huge amphitheatre of hills and the majestic curve of the shore has retained its style since its creation in 130 BC. It has kept numerous vestiges of its origin and with its large variety of colors, it became the city of painters and artists. The seaside town with a privileged situation has become a tourism port of the French Riviera, port of call for numerous cruise ships.

The apartment is located between the basse corniche and the moyenne corniche with easy access to the buses. A 5-10 walk to shops and restaurants. Stroll through Old Town and watch the activity on the waterfront. Dine at one of the many restaurants in an unspoiled romantic atmosphere that is unforgettable.

Make this your base home for many one day trips! Italy is only 30 minutes away.

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Debby Woods
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017

About Debby Woods

I fell in love with Villefranche in 1999 and I know you will too! One of my favorite things is to buy local ingredients in the Villefranche or the Nice Market and cook a wonderful meal.

My book..available on

"girl lost - Found in France" !! Twitter: Debby@savvyPassport

Debby Woods purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Debby Woods chose French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)

Villefranche sur Mer is the perfect place! My apt is very peaceful, located in such a special area, and the view of the harbor is magical. You don't be disappointed.

What makes this apartment unique

Make this your base while for day-tripping. We hardly ever rent a car, a bus pass is all you need to go all over the area.

Auto bleu Cars are located in Villefranche sur Mer next to the Office du Tourisme.

Visit Autobleu online, as it will take you at least 4 hours to register with them before you get to use the car.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have found the gem of le Cote d'Azur. Mrs. Woods' apartment, Le Trianon! This is a spacious apartment with a sitting room, lovely bedroom, and a newly renovated Italian bathroom, well equipped kitchen. The view from the balcony is a million dollar view of the harbor and Mediterranean. Also attached to the kitchen area is a wonderful garden and terrace where we enjoy our lunch. We have come back to this apt for 10 years. We love this town and we adore Mrs Woods. She always works well with our flight schedule and accommodates us on each trip.
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Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 highly renovated
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) double
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Independent Full Kitchen, Dishes, Pots and Pans, Open Parking, balcony, terrace, garden


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average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

Springtime in Villefranche

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks in Ms. Woods apartment in April 2016. It came highly recommended from friends who had stayed there. We were charmed with the coziness and the amazing views. The apartment was equipped with everything and more that you would need. Cafes and groceries were close by and Debby was always available by email to answer any questions and make recommendations.

We did not have a car but once we became familiar with the bus transportation, we went everywhere; Nice, Canne, Monte Carlo. The quiet beauty of Villefranche was always nice to come back to at the end of the day.I could certainly say that anyone who wanted to explore the South of France would love the location of Ms. Woods home.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! Look for my memoir soon on Amazon... "girl lost - Found in France! Debby
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this glorious apartment for a week mid July 2015.

As soon as you open the door you are met by beautiful panoramic views across the bay to Cap Ferret. The living area and bedroom are both at the front and lead onto the balcony (and the view) – a gorgeous spot for early morning coffee and evening meals. The apartment is comfortably furnished with everything you would need for self catering. The bathroom has been renovated to a high standard, kitchen is well equipped including a dishwasher and washing machine – really is home away from home. There is also another nice sitting out area with outdoor seating.

With the views of course comes some elevation and a bit of a climb from the town to the apartment. Having said that we didn’t move the car all week and found the short walk via the steps to the shops and beach each day an enjoyable part of our stay.

We also had our road bikes with us and found some good climbs in the hills behind for anyone looking for some pre-alps training or a nice way to do some sightseeing. Villefranche, the beach, town and surrounding area really is a beautiful part of the world.

The only downside for me was a lack of air conditioning. Our stay coincided with a particularly hot spell with very high temperatures. However the owner has advised us she is planning on installing air-con for next summer which will be brilliant. We will definitely return and are planning on a longer stay next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lynn Your wish is my command!!! So happy you are returning and fell under the spell of the Côte d'Azure !!!!
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  • 5 of 5

This apartment is beautiful and beyond our expectation! What wasn't clear to me in the pictures was the second view from the garden area. There is a picnic table, two reclining lawn chairs and another gorgeous view of the bay.

We fell in love with Villefranche-sur-Mer from the balcony where we listened to music and had many lovely meals.

The walk is uphill. I believe we counted about 150 steps from the street. I'd say it was a 15 minute walk to the beach. We visited surrounding towns, but we both agreed that upon our return to the area we would stay here again.

Also, neither of us are fluent in French. We didn't let it stop us from renting a boat a couple of days we were in town. People here are extremely friendly and make the vacation dreamy.

It was so wonderful, I will be returning to attend The Institut Francais which is a 5 minute walk from this apartment.

If you choose this property, you are making a wonderful choice.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Apartment with a Breathtaking View

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough good things about this property. It is exactly as described in the introduction and other visitors' reviews, and only better than the pictures show. It is superbly equipped with absolutely everything you need in a home, and that's exactly how we felt there - like at home.

I absolutely recommend it, and would love to come back any time!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you and your family enjoyed our apartment! You are most welcome to come again! Keep in touch.
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A Perfect Week

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely sensational week in this apartment. We were heartbroken leaving it as it felt like home and the view was spectacular. We would normally go out for meals every night but the apartment was so comfortable that we stayed in and cooked on many of the nights, eating and relaxing on the balcony, watching the sun go down. We used it as a base to visit nearby towns and beaches by train and bus, to access Villefranche beach itself and just for relaxing and taking in the breathtaking view. The apartment is lovely, spotless and has literally everything you'd ever need. The only warning I would give is that it is quite a steep uphill walk from the old town/train station, either via many steps or via the winding road. This wasn't in any way a problem for us, as we are very active and appreciated the exercise. But it might be a bit too much for people with young children, people with mobility difficulties or people who just don't like any form of physical exercise! We loved this though. The key selling point of this apartment is the view, and if it was located any lower down the view just wouldn't be anywhere near as panoramic. We would come back here in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! Please come back again.
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Le Trianon is c'est Bon!

  • 5 of 5

The view from the apartment was spectacular! The apartment was of a large size, clean and very well equipped! It felt like home. The beds including the sofa bed were very very comfortable and the linens were of top quality! The shower was awesome! 2 shower heads and obviously newly remodeled as it was quite modern with a tankless water heater! Debby was always available to answer any questions and even left us a lovely bottle of wine which we drank on the patio while watching the cruise ships and motor yachts come in and out of the harbor. The apartment is located within walking distance of all the shop and restaurants near the waterfront. Old towne villefranche is a must see! It is easy to catch a train or bus into Monaco or all the way up to Cannes. We will definitely return due to a great time! Thank you so much Debby!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kinds words! I'm glad you were happy and that you had a wonderful time. Debby
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Villefranche sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
Basse corniche
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Villefranche sur Mer
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is located in between the Moyenne and Basse Corniche. Get a bus pass for 10 voyages to visit the area. Take the train to Ventimiglia, Italy and see a wonderful scenic Mediterranean sea view for most of the ride.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99.96
Pet Fee $176.41
Damage Deposit $294.01

Saturday arrival / Saturday departure only, rare exceptions
one-time cleaning fee 75 euros

50% deposit upon reservation to hold your dates. Final cleaning 95 Euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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