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Exquisite waterside apartment, 3 mins Monaco, direct access to sea from garden



Updated: 07-Oct-2016
Luxury apartment, for a truly wonderful holiday on the French Riviera.

Waterside apartment Literally Next to the Sea ‘Pieds dans l'eau’ and only 3 minutes to Monaco by train...station 5 minutes away on foot...the best of all worlds.

2016 is fast becoming our most successful year yet with returning guests booked from the USA, Switzerland, UK and Russia..all enjoying our home as much as we do.

This is our luxury home from home that sits right on the Mediterranean, CLICK LINK FOR BING MAP http://binged.it/1gh6mnn only a short glorious walk along the foreshore to Monaco, or a three minute train ride from arguably the train station with the most beautiful view in the world!

With multi million pound villas on either side of us, this is a very rare apartment on the top floor of the building, which gives spectacular sea views out of every window. see the link to Youtube video here ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpxxiWngg1E ) There is nothing more relaxing than falling off to sleep with the sound of waves breaking with a light breeze coming in through the arched French windows.

Complete renovation

We have only just finished completely refurbishing this apartment to a very high standard, as it’s our intention to live in the apartment once we reach retirement in a year or two. We have tried to incorporate everything that we wish for ourselves- top of the range smart Sonos sound system with Amina invisible speakers throughout to keep the apartment clutter free, smart television with Wi-Fi, stone tiled luxury wet room, exquisite kitchen with high end appliances including a steam oven and combination oven, and Nespresso coffee machine. The balcony is a super place to watch the yachts and super yachts sail by, relaxing with a book and a glass of excellent Rose wine, either sitting at the wrought iron table or stretched out on the sun bed. The whole apartment is furnished with handmade bespoke furniture imported from England to fit the apartment. We have also installed double electric blinds inside and out for year round comfort. Everything that you would want in your own home from home!

Easy access

We chose this secluded apartment for ourselves because of its wonderful position, not only in relation to its breathtaking views, easy access to the sea, and sand at Plage Mala just around the corner where you can hire Jet Ski’s, kayaks or day boards etc, but also because of its ease of access to the whole of the Cote d'Azur, Nice, Monaco and the French Riviera. The train station is only a five minute walk away, also overlooking the Mediterranean, with frequent services to Monaco (3mins), Nice (18mins), Cannes (55mins) Ventimiglia, Italy (30mins). Both the train and bus rides are inexpensive and afford stunning views of both the sea and the Corniche.


The light in this part of the world has drawn so many artists over the years because of its amazing intense quality. You only have to mention Picasso, Matisse, Chagal amongst many others. Consequently there are many fine art galleries and museums displaying their work. The Villa Rothschild in Cap Ferrat is well worth a visit and is only 12 or so minutes away on the train. We enjoy walking in the Alpes Maritime in the spring and autumn; it’s a bit too hot in high season for us oldies!

World Class events

Another big attraction for us to this area is the number of world class events that take place throughout the year. There's the annual Monaco F1 Grand Prix, the biannual Historic Grand Prix that takes place two weeks before the main Grand Prix, the Monaco Tennis Tournament, International Boat Show, not to mention the Opera in both Nice and Monaco. Many world famous Rock and Pop stars give concerts here - no doubt because they too like to take time off and relax in this beautiful part of the world.

There's a little of everything here from the peace and serenity of the apartment to the bustle of the markets and night life in both Monaco and Nice and the small towns in between. It goes without saying that there is a lot of high class designer shopping in this region if you wish it!

A word of caution

A number of properties are listed on Home Away as being in Monaco when in fact they are not, Beausoleil, for instance is not close to the sea and is in France. I have noticed one listing where they have the moved the property on the map to the beach!

We take great pride in listing our apartment accurately in description and on the map.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Parked outside Castel d'Aglio in our little recently restored 1958 MGA...which, albeit a little quirky, is an ideal car to enjoy the fabulous sea and mountain views.

We live 50/50 UK and France but when Kathryn retires from her practice we planto be here permanently in our little piece paradise.


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Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything has been great here. Your place is fantastic and we have had a wonderful vacation. We wanted to let you know that we have found parking not a problem at all. There has been several spaces to choose from every time.

Thank you very much for letting us use your lovely apartment. We are leaving a bottle of nice white Bordeaux for you to enjoy when you get here next. I will leave it in the closet in the bedroom.


Jul 2014
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18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


Sensational Cap d'ail condo!

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely spectacular place to stay on the Mediterranean. Highly recommend this to any couple.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Apartment, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My 2nd year at this apartment, it has magnificent views out of every window, superb location, park outside although with the station less than 10 mins away you don't really need a car. A short walk into Monte Carlo along the very picturesque coastal path, go through the garden gate and you can swim in the sea.

Don't tell anyone else!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury romantic appartment on the seashore, with wonderful views and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views combines with a luxury appartment. It was a very romantic and quiet yet modern and practical appartment, as close to the sea as you can get. Listening to the sound of the sea waves while being in the living room or terrace was fantastic, and so was the invisible Sonos sound system, which is a truly unique experience. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a stunning property and more than lived up to our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this apartment which is beautifully furnished and equipped to the highest standards. The location is breath-taking with its views over the beautiful coastline and direct access to the coastal path. No need for a car because of the proximity of the train and easy walking to explore. We would happily return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Totally Amazing 5****

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful Apartment in a great location with breath taking sea views!........We are a family of four and stayed at this amazing apartment for a week this July(2016).......The apartment has all the amenities you require and has been beautifully renovated!.....The sea view is out of this world!!!....

We found the house keeper Alan very friendly and really helpful....

Many thanks to the owners Richard and Kathryn for letting us use their lovely home......

Kind Regards The Browns

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beyond what we could have expected. From the time of our check with Alan until we had to leave our stay was exquisite. Perfectly located along the Riviera near the train station and within minutes of wonderful shops and restaurants along the coast. As for the villa itself, the view is spectacular. It is very quiet and private and equilped with all modern technology. It is so tastefully furnished - the pictures do not do it justice. We are so thankful to Richard for sharing his unit so my wife and I could enjoy a trip of a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Fabulous views, next to the sea CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINKS;(Bing Map .http://binged.it/1gh6mnn).....( youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpxxiWngg1E ) convenience of the train station and super 3 minute access to Monaco by train, Nice, Beaulieu sur Mer, Cannes, Grasse, Villefranche, Italy. Only owning a yacht, or perhaps a helicopter...providing you can find somewhere to land, might be better.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice International at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Pinede at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Nice Port at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cap d'Ail at 100 Metres Nearest Motorway : at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : at 30 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Through garden http://binged.it/1gh6mnn at 15 Metres Car: not necessary

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Rental rates

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1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
3 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
24 Apr 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Mid Season
11 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
16 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas New year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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From the Owner

Many years ago we bought a holiday home in the Canaries, which frankly we rarely used and found that we were bored after a few holidays. We then spent sometime with our sailing boat in Cornwall...however the time taken to sail our boat for short holidays was considerable....and the weather was nearly always awful. But not wishing to give up on a holiday home abroad looked carefully at the map and decided that the Riviera was not far from many really beautiful European destinations. We took time out to explore the coastline from St Tropez to Menton. We had not seen a beach or town that we liked until we travelled East through Nice to Villefranche...and WOW we fell in love with Villefranche.....but the properties were not so great, in our price band and it was VERY busy with waves of tourists from the enormous cruise ships. We moved on to Beaulieu sur Mer and felt entirely at home...a beautiful small town with everything on our doorstep. No wishing to make another mistake we bought a studio in 2000 to put a foot, tentatively, in the water. Just loved it and will never sell it. One of the really big deals that we discovered was having the train station only 5 mins, walking, from the studio. That gave us access to all the great places on the Riviera...and why is that important? Parking in the area can be tricky...access by rail is the key to the area....reasonably price too! Only €2.00 to either Nice or Monaco!!! Why waste your precious holiday time spending a stressful hour trying to find a space to park. Why Castel d'Aglio Cap d'Ail We wanted a larger place and spent a couple of years looking for something special and they all had issues..too high and cold in the spring or/and just average. Then we found a neglected property NEXT TO THE SEA at a ridiculously high price...Castel d'Aglio...near the station.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Heated floor and Villeroy & Boch double vanity unit
  • Luxury fully stone tiled.... with Italian style walk in rain shower Villeroy & Boch double vanity unit, bidet and WC. Heated floor and towel rail.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, King size bed


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Please note, you can play your MP3's via our wireless Sonos system.....far better than an ordinary docking system!

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