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Beautiful apartment with panoramic sea view

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 sleeping gallery , 1 bathroom. Sleeps 2 + 2 small children

Located in one of the prettiest towns on the Côte d'Azur, yet within close proximity to Nice and Monte Carlo, this refurbished 60m2 (internal area) apartment's benefits include a large 25m2 (external area) direct sea facing terrace, swimming pool, private parking, air conditioning and resident caretaker. The beach, old town shops and restaurants, railway station and bus stop are all within 10 minutes downhill walking distance. Great care has been taken to refurbish the entire apartment to a luxurious standard. The finish, including fixtures, fittings and furnishings, is meticulous. Linen, towels and heating are also provided.

Location: Catch the train at Nice St. Augustin Station (10 minutes walk from the airport) and travel only 3 short stops to Villefranche-sur-Mer. From the station, a flight of steps will take you directly down to the beach and a 10 minute walk uphill will bring you to the apartment. In fact, easy walking distance to the railway station provides the possibility of travelling the length of the picturesque Cote d'Azur from Menton near the Italian border, visiting Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Juan Le Pins, Cannes and Théoule-sur-Mer. Alternatively, take the airport bus to the central depot in Nice. From there, travel by bus

(Menton/Ventimiglia) for 15 minutes through stunning scenery, alighting at the apartment. Car hire from the airport is available by arrangement and the easiest route to the apartment is to follow the Bay des Anges to Nice Port then proceed along the Basse Corniche past the centre of Villefranche, finding the well sign-posted Les Restanques some 300 metres further on the right.

Exterior: The lovely shared swimming pool is accessed by taking the lift to the ground floor and then wandering along the paved path through the beautifully tended garden. Once more, the setting of the swimming pool provides breathtaking views across to Cap Ferrat.

Interior: The lounge furniture comprises two settees, a sideboard/dresser, large coffee table with storage within, television cupboard/stand with internet TV and DVD. There is also a small bar area. The luxury fitted kitchen is fully equipped and includes solid wood work surfaces and dining table with chairs, which separates the kitchen and lounge areas. The main bedroom furniture comprises a king size double bed, a large three-section wardrobe, bedside cabinets and console table with mirror above. The separate gallery sleeping area also contains two shelf/work areas with mirrors above. The luxurious bathroom features marble tiles throughout and includes a symmetrically designed bath with central hand shower, wash hand basin over towel storage unit, mirror above basin, toilet and douche, heated towel rail and two further storage units.

More Details

Rob and Mandy
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Villefranche-sur-Mer Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • 1 double, 1 separate sleeping gallery in adjacent room, 1 sofa bed in lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The double bedroom king size bed can be split to twin singles if required. The 'sleeping gallery' comprises a tiled sofa bed with built in storage. If required, another pull out single bed is available below the tiled sofa bed. Ideal for children, this area would also suit adults as it is possible to provide privacy by pulling across the ceiling-floor curtains. A further double sofa bed is available in the lounge. The property is suitable for the elderly or infirm however please note that Villiefranche sur Mer is a hillside town & most walks including to the beach & old town involve downhill to and uphill back. Four additional lightweight mini pool chairs are also provided.


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Beautiful apartment with panoramic sea view
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful property in a spectacular locatio

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is fully equipped with everything you are likely to need from just sleeping there to full self-catering. All fixtures and equipment are of a high standard and the building is of an higher level overall. It was still too cold to use the pool but it certainly looks inviting.

The terrace view is spectacular and we could hardly tear our eyes away from it the whole time we were there.

We used buses for all our transportation and there are stops very close by. Figuring out the schedules is another matter altogether! Nevertheless, it is very easy to get into Nice or Bealieu (best for grocery shopping). Recommend bus over train if arriving with luggage as the station is some distance below.

Would recommend this property to anyone holidaying in the Antibes-Monaco area of the Riviera.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA

Villefranche Dream in November 2012

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay in Rob & Mandy's apartment (which says more than words could say). We spent Thanksgiving week here, and it was a wonderful choice, weather-wise, jackets optional during the day; needed at night, but comfortable. The apartment is so well situated relative to bus stops and the train station, and this time we discovered and used 7-day, 15 Euro bus passes. They don't get you back from Monaco, but allowed us to freely take the bus during our stay. The apartment is an exceptional deal, with a million-dollar view from the deck, comfortable living room, complete kitchen and comfortable bed. We enjoyed excellent meals at La Belle Epoque (right down the hill) and L'Aparte (one block above the waterfront, hidden in an alley). We recommend both restaurants - L'Aparte is more upscale, but both have wonderful food. We are already looking to plan our next trip back and are looking forward to retirement, when we will come for more than a week.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb apartment in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

Great quality in every part of the apartment. Fantastic equipment, great cooking, great comfort.

We spent many hours on the terrace soaking up the sun and the views. a stroll down town for dinner, or hop on the bus to Nice, or the train to further afield

We will return to our favourite haven many times we are sure.

Steve & Veronica

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kent, UK

A real taste of the Riviera

  • 5 of 5

This apartment and it's location didn't disappoint in any way. We had a weeks holiday at the beginning of November. The weather was fantastic, the views were brilliant and Villefranche Sur Mer is a delightful little coastal town. The apartment is well equipped and well maintained and extremely comfortable for 2. It was very easy to get around (even without a car) We had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redondo Beach, CA

Heaven in France

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous vacation retreat. This rental was exactly how it was described and fully met all our needs. We have stayed in Villefranche before and really needed to come back again. This time our friends could not join us so we needed a place suitable and affordable to 2. This was just the place! The layout was very well done with full on sea, and Cap Ferrat views from living area and bedroom and even a bit from the bathroom looking through the house. The terrace was outstanding and great for a couple of our dinners at 'home' and a few breakfasts too when we weren't running out for Pastries. A steep but quick walk to the main part of town, groceries, a butcher, everything you need. The on-sight host, Maria and her little dog Nui, were very sweet and accommodating. You will fully enjoy this place. It's perfect for a couple and is suitable to add 1 more comfortably. A 4th might be much. Villefranche is heaven. Enjoy!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment with amazing views. It was easy to find from the directions given, we made our way by two buses from Nice airport. The bus stops outside the apartment, its also easy and cheap to travel to other resorts along the coast. We ate in most nights, the kitchen has everything you need, we found two small mini-markets in Villefranche and a large supermarket in Monte-Carlo, there are restaurants in Villefranche if required. Thanks to the owners and caretaker, all were very helpful and we will hopefully be booking again for next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2009
  • Stayed: March 2009
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nice Port
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The picturesque town of Villefranche-sur-Mer slopes down to a beautiful horseshoe bay. Explore the narrow, fascinating streets of the old town which manages to combine French village life with the influx of visitors it enjoys on a year round basis as one of the most scenic spots on the Côte d'Azur.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include provision of bed linen, towels, air conditioning (in summer), heating (in winter), electricity and hot water. In accordance with normal French custom a 'one off' laundry and cleaning preparation charge of €150 is payable directly to the concierge along with the security deposit. The usual changeover day is Saturday, however other days will be considered by request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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