We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and HIGHLY recommend staying here. The place and owners are absolutely delightful. There are so many things that made our stay wonderful. We could see the beach from the front of the apartment. Cute table to drink your morning coffee and see the beautiful water. Air conditioner worked better than most places in France. And it's all the small details that make this place so great - the beach essentials provided (2 beach chairs, an umbrella, a beach bag, and even a few toys), the kitchen was perfectly equipped with everything we needed including some essentials that were a wonderful surprise (snacks upon arrival, kitchen soap, coffee filters, sugar cubes for coffee, oil for cooking), plenty of things like hand soap, kleenex, toilet paper, etc.., roll down windows in the bedrooms to block sunlight in the morning, elevator to take up luggage, and the bathroom had the perfect amount of space for all of our stuff in the drawer below. Catherine and her husband really do a nice job anticipating their renters needs to make it a great experience.
The location is fairly far down the promenade in terms of proximity to Old Town, which has it's pros and cons. Pros: The beach access across from the apartment is excellent. Much less crowded than up near Quai des Etas-Unis. And lifeguards right there, great even for a strong swimmer on days where waves were huge. If you wanted to go next door and rent lounge chairs from the Radisson, that is an option, but we didn't feel it was necessary to do that given what was provided by the owner. Cons: There are not a ton of great restaurants nearby, you really need to go down near Old Town to get the large variety of restaurants you'll want for meals. It is fairly easy to grab a bus from in front of the apartment up to Old Town area which was nice. But for us, the much smaller crowds made the location perfect for us - tons of room on the beach (just bring water shoes as the rocks will hurt your feet otherwise) and we did cook several meals in the apartment.
The only thing we wish this place had was a dryer. As an American family, it's just something we're used to having at home. The drying rack provided was perfect for our clothes (they actually dried very quickly to our surprise) but I sure did miss the way towels feel when they come out of the dryer =) But that is obviously more of a cultural difference we acknowledge.
Great place, great owners, highly recommend staying here!
This apartment exceeded every expectation from booking to checkout. Christine & Marc graciously accommodated our needs for check in/out. Everything is sparkling clean and tastefully decorated. The bathroom is especially nice. European baths are often cramped and rustic but this one is very nicely modernized.
The location is perfect for exploring Nice from a well kept building in a nice neighborhood. It’s an easy walk to the train station, the old town, shopping and restaurants, the beach and promenade and the metro to the airport is just down the block.
We stayed during a very hot and humid week so the air conditioning was especially appreciated.
Staying here was an A+ experience.