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De luxe air-cond 2 bed apt close to beach with large terrace and sea view



Updated: 28-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Recently renovated, delightful 2 bed apartment (53 sq m) with a large balcony (13 sq m) and stunning views of Villefranche bay and Cap Ferrat. It has a spacious salon with air-conditioning and an open plan kitchen. It’s close to the beach and station – 5 minutes walk – and an easy 10 minute walk to the centre of Villefranche.

If two parties are sharing the apartment, you’ll have to toss for who gets which bedroom. The front one has a king size bed and access to the balcony; the back one is cosy – it takes a standard double, just – and has a window overlooking the courtyard garden. You'll love the luxury of The White Company bedlinen.

The kitchen opens on to the salon so the chef won’t feel isolated. It has all the electrical equipment you’ll need, including a Nespresso machine, toaster and an electric grill which you can use on the balcony – almost a barbecue but not quite. A fridge freezer gives ample space to store fresh food.

There’s a small library of books and maps on the local area, an assortment of DVDs, a large flat screen TV and internet access.

With the station being so conveniently close, you will hear the swish of electric trains as they pass but this stops for a good period at night. Mostly you’ll be serenaded by the sound of waves on the beach and the tinkling of halyards on the yachts in the bay.

No need for a car as the train service is brilliant! 10 minutes to the centre of Nice, 2 minutes to Beaulieu (with a good supermarket right next to the station), and on to Eze, Monaco and Menton, and 40 minutes to the Friday morning market in Ventimiglia.

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About the Owner

Pat Fortune
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Best Apartment in Ville Franche

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this apartment. We stayed for 5 nights with our two daughters (ages 9 and 13). The apartment itself is beautiful, the beds are super comfortable and the towels and linens high quality. There is a spacious living room and bathroom. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking. The view to the bay is stunning - you can see the train station but the noise of trains never once bothered us. You are a 2 min walk to beach and the train station and 5 mins into town. Pat and George were so easy to work with. They arranged a driver for us from Nice and left us a few provisions when we arrived that was so much appreciated at 11:30 pm when we got in. We only wish we could have stayed longer. If you are looking for a comfortable, two bedroom in Ville Franche to explore the French Riveria, I highly recommend this apartment. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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la vie en rose

  • 5 of 5

The apartment could not be more perfect; it is as comfortable, well-equipped and chic as it looks in the photographs. (Amazingly comfortable beds.) It provides a perfect base from which to stroll down to the beach, or along to the town for shopping or restaurants, or further afield out along Cap Ferrat, (Villa Ephrussi) or over to Beaulieu (beach, palm trees, shops, cinema and Villa Kerylos) and it takes all of 3 minutes to walk down and jump on a train - to Monaco and Italy one way, Nice the other. In spite of all those possibilities, life on the balcony was so enticing, yacht-watching through thoughtfully provided binoculars, it was sometimes difficult to move. George and Pat were most welcoming and helpful. Could not recommend the apartment more highly. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Picture Perfect:

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a delight, had everything we needed, including one of the most comfortable beds ever and one of the best coastal views of the Mediterranean. There's a clean sandy beach with clear blue water just three minutes walk away. We also enjoyed the walk along the coastal path to the southern tip of Cap Ferrat - no traffic, few buildings; don't walk beyond the lighthouse but retrace your steps and admire the return views. Don't miss the Villa Rothschild - you won't meet the original owner but you will know her!

Then there's Villefranche but I'll leave you to discover her charms.

Robin J.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfort and style on the Cote d'Azur

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as we expected in this comfortable and stylish apartment overlooking the Mediterranean. Getting around was easy - by train from Nice airport almost to the door; by bus to central Nice and Cannes; and by taxi for an early return flight organised by George. We'll be returning!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

George met us at the property as arranged, showed us around, leaving a cold bottle of wine and some bread was very welcome and makes all the difference.

The apartment is perfectly located, a five min walk from the stunning streets of old Villefranche, and basically on the beach.

It was clean, airy, had wonderful views, and a lovely bed again with sea views. Perfect we will return

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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One of the very best located properties in town.

  • 5 of 5

The letting agent patiently guided us by phone through the less than intuitive route through Villefranche and saw us properly settled in. The waiting wine and nibbles were welcome. The apt. is wonderfully located above the only beach and within yards of the very useful railway station. (The slow commuter trains are not noisy and stop at night) A couple of hundred yards away is the old town, the restaurant lined quayside and a sufficient supply of provision shops. No long flogs up precipitous cliff-face paths. We used both bedrooms perfectly comfortably. The bathroom and its plumbing works well. The layout's use of space is clever, the furnishings are stylish and comfortable, the domestic machinery and entertainment apparati are in simple to understand perfect working order. Oh yes, the view's pretty good too.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice Cote d'Azur at 15 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Nice at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 at 16 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Mar 2017 - 9 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £181

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Both with double beds


  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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