3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
- english, french, Japanese
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Apartment 3 PLACE MASSENA OCCUPATION & ENTRY CONDITIONS Please note that we will deal with "non guest fault" emergencies at no cost to the guest, but requests for other non-emergency or guest-caused emergency visits will be charged at £25/hour plus the cost of repair. An "emergency" means some event relating to the apartment which renders the apartment unusable as in a water blockage which is not your fault, or an electricity failure. For such emergencies, our Manager undertakes to attend to such problem within 24 hours from the first report personal report of the problem (not by SMS message or other recorded voice message). The emergency number: 0033 (0) 785 06 16 29. Wifi Livebox-60AA Entry to the building: To enter the building, use the key, and for entry into the interior of the building, use the plastic fob on the key ring by touching it against the circular button positioned below the entry phone panel. To exit the building, push the switch to the blue (light) button to the left of the building entrance door. Lift / Mobility: The lift is to the 2nd floor. Rubbish: Rubbish is taken away daily and rubbish bins are located on the ground floor behind a door to the right of the lift as you enter the building. It is important to remove rubbish daily or else insects and nasty smells build up quickly in this semi-tropical climate which is not at all pleasant for you or the following guests. Cockroaches fly here in Nice and an invasion costs us a minimum of €100 to remove with delays on entry for follow-on guests to allow toxic fumes to dissipate. The costs of removing rubbish is €8 per bag by the cleaners, so daily cleanliness will not result in deductions from your security deposit. Entry to the apartment: The apartment is on the 2nd floor and is at the end of the corridor to the left as you exit the lift. The apartment: The apartment is furnished with good quality original modern and antique furnishings, so we ask that the property be treated with the fullest respect and care ie, do not stand or jump on furnishings, do not move furniture from its original place, do not sit on furniture covered with heavy body beach oils or use bleaching:hair removal creams whilst sitting on the furniture. The list of what goes on is endless, so we simply advise guests to simply show respect for what someone has worked hard for for a number of years. Do not use wooden or upholstered furniture to hold cold or hot drinks, or wet towels; Expect a reasonable standard of cleanliness eg, do not expect to walk on wooden or tiled floors (already brushed and mopped) with moist bare feet, expecting your feet to remain clean, given that fine city dust settles within minutes of cleaning or wiping surfaces, and once walking over the floor on entry with dirty shoes and luggage, you can expect "bits" to have dropped off you and us, and the cleaners, onto the floor - we offer "reasonable cleanliness" and not a surgically clean floor, so babies crawling on floors and moist bare feet are not considered reasonable uses of the flooring. All cleaning is checked before your entry and if you require a full scale check-in process, then the cost of this will be sent to you otherwise the costs are kept down with an informal check-in including a description of the facilities, shopping areas, key hand-over, departure procedure, security deposit collection and the like. We do not accept complaints about cleanliness days after entry, along with other complaints that cannot be verified during your stay rather than after your departure. Breakages: In every case of a breakage, the guest will say "it came off in my hand" or "It was already like that". To this, we say the apartment is inspected carefully before each guest arrives and we are fully aware of what is or what is not in need of attention, and our Agent will point out such quirks or other matters in the apartment before handing over keys. Electricity: Please do not be tempted to leave the apartment leaving on lights, fans, TV etc;, as the electricity consumption is marked before entry and at the end of each stay to ensure there has been no excessive usage. Sadly, we have had to do this after abuses by some guests. Please note that the use of excessive electrical items at the same time will cause an electrical black-out in the apartment. The French normally use pots to heat water for coffee. The electrical kettle consumes a massive amount of energy, so if you are brewing water for tea, ironing, using all the fans, and all the lights are on, the French capacity will not cope and "pop" you have a black-out. The electrical control box is located in the inner communal hallway. There is a circular dial to the top right of the inner part of this box. Simply turn the dial - first having made sure you have reduced your pre black-out consumption ie., unplug the iron or turn off some lights etc., or else the black-out will happen again. Washing Machine : The washing machine is operated from left to right - left button is "get set" , the centre button is to select the type of wash, and the right bottom is "go". "Essorage" means "spin". So if, after say a 30 minute wash, you want a further spin, then simply wait until the end of the wash cycle and then turn the dial to "Essorage" and press the flashing gee button to start the spin. DO NOT try to open the machine before the end of any programme cycle, as this will definitely break the machine which is new.. Microwave: This is a standard microwave oven and the operating manuel is available for one or other form of meat, fish, defrosting you are dealing with. Make sure the dial is not showing "red" because this is the grill function which will melt plastics not designed to be microwaved. Windows: The window shutters are electrically operated using wall-mounted controls. The glass is not double-glazed and must be protected against periodic strong gusts of wind from the sea which will cause the glass to shatter if the windows or internal glass doors are not secured. TV: There are 18 French channels and you are advised to use only the "on" "off" "p" (programmes) and "v" (volume). If you use other buttons, you are likely to de-programme the TV as a result of which the full selection of programmes will be lost and the picture quality will deteriorate. Use the black controller and press the red button to switch "on". Use only the "p" button for programme changes and the "v" for volume. Do not search for English transmissions as this is France - French people do not expect to find French speaking programmes in the UK a,d the same works for here. I say this, because the attempt to tap other buttons leads to the TV loosing its clear image or loosing programmes altogether. We just have to accept we are in a foreign country. Please DO NOT search for programmes below programme 1 or about programme 19 as this leads to needing to re-programme the TV. Internet options are to request use of one of our wifi dongles. It is possible to gain one weeks wifi credit for 10€ from the Orange shop located in Place Magenta. We require your specific request to use this device at least 5 days following the date of this e-mail communication where we will send you details of how to use the device. We used to supply internet dongles free, but after 4 guests took them with them on departure, believing they work outside French boarders - they don't - we decided that it is necessary to ask for a separate refundable security deposit of £80 before one of these devices can be left for use in the apartment. There are English DVDs and Videos to be played on the player below the TV and a full instruction booklet for the TV and DVD/Video players. Shower: The bath-shower water must remain confined to the bath, but will not be a disaster if some water escapes onto the tiled floor. The LED lights in the shower rooms so they are low energy usage and safer than halogen lights, but
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A Unique location and an excellent, practical yet lovely apartment.
The owner organised an efficient meeting with the agent who was very informative about the area and places to visit. We were presented with a list of recommended restaurants which, I imagine, would cover most budgets. As a family of 4 plus Gran, we were all most suitably accommodated in a very spacious apartment which was like being in a villa without the pool but in the centre of Nice and next to the beach, shops, restaurants, and public transport. I very much enjoyed my trip to Monaco where the agent made some recommendations we would never have had time to consider as well as some other spots unknown to us. The children were happy, my Mum was happy and my husband and I were able to spend time alone, yet still be in the vicinity of our family. Pops will be coming next time - he was not feeling too well this time round.
Thank you so much for the accommodation.