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Iconic 1960's apartment - views, terrace, close beach and shops, parking



Updated: 22-Nov-2016
2 bedroom apartment sleeps 4, air conditioned, fully equpped including internet

A two-bedroom air conditioned apartment on the fourth floor (with lift) of a 1960's built block. The apartment has views over the city and hills, and a glimpse of the sea. It is close to central Nice and 5 minutes walk from the beach.

There are 2 double bedrooms - Bedroom 1 with 1 King size (5ft width) bed and Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds. Bothe bedrooms have a good sized wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The large living room has French doors onto the terrace which enjoys wide views over the city and hills beyond. It is furnished with modern glass top table, 2 sofas and an easy chair. Internet access, multi-channel TV and phone are all provided, and we have a good stock of books and games.

A dining area with fitted table and chairs leads into the fully fitted and equipped kitchen. This includes a 4 ring electric ceramic hob; full size oven; a separate microwave oven; a large free-standing fridge-freezer and a range of cupboards.

The bathroom has a bath with shower; marble top double basins; and bidet. There is a separate toilet with a wash basin. All linen is included. A designated parking space is available in the gated private car park.

Eating and drinking in Nice: Le Nice is just 5 minutes away from a variety of shops and small supermarkets, including many boulangeries (independent bakeries). Nice like the rest of France maintains high standards of food for sale, both in the supermarkets, small corner shops and the markets themselves. The supermarkets are generally open till 8.00p.m. and on Sunday mornings; the bakeries will provide for your morning croissants and baguettes, lunch time sandwishes and snacks and evening treats!

The apartment is about ten minutes walk from the pedestrian zone of the Rue de France, where you will be spoilt for choice in restaurants of all types. There are numerous cafes along the Promenade des Anglais - and on the beach itself! The Cours Saleya in Nice’s Old Town is both the famous flower market, hosts the ‘Marche Provencal’, with all manner of local products and delicacies, and has a superb range of eateries and places to sit in the sun and watch the crowds pass by.

What to do in Nice: Nice is a ‘city by the sea’ with all the facilities of both. The beaches are within 10 minutes walk from the apartment, and you have an extensive choice whether you want the facilities of a private beach, for which you will pay a daily fee; or are prepared to take your luck on the public plages.

The Promenade des Anglais is literally that and affords easy walking - or cycling, in-line skating - for several kilometres in both directions. You can walk round to the Port of Nice where luxury yachts tie up, and the ferries leave for Corsica, or for a variety of shorter trips up and down the coast.

The Riviera has long been a haunt of and inspiration to artists, and there are numerous large and small galleries and museums in Nice and in the surrounding towns.

Access: The apartment is about 10 minutes by Taxi from Nice Cote d’Azur Airport (or there are local buses); and a similar distance from the train station. Nice is France’s second busiest airport and receives direct flights from all over the world, including all major UK airports, European capitals and daily fights from New York.

You can also travel to Nice easily by express train from Paris, which connects with the Eurostar from London.

The A8 Autoroute from Marseilles via Cannes has a junction by the airport and if you are coming by car it is just 10 minutes drive from there.

Nice is close to the French Italian border – travel to Italy is easy by road (car or bus) and by rail.

Please note: if you choose to use the HomeAway/OwnersDirect 'secure payment service' this site is now adding a charge for holiday makers to the owners set rates. This is an unacceptable practice and I will discount the charge from your rental. Alternatively you can reserve the dates and use PayPal to pay direct - in which case I will send you a PayPal invoice.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a British couple in our 60's and we bought the apartment to have 'a place in the sun'. It has certainly proved to be that, and we spend 10 - 12 weeks a year in the apartment enjoying Nice and exploring its environs. One of the advantages of coming back to the same place time and time again is that we have got to know neighbours and other occasional visitors here, so its always a pleasure to meet up with friends again when we come.

When we're not using the apartment ourselves we make it available for renting - and we hope our guests find it as comfortable as we do. We've rented many holiday apartments ourselves so we know what its like to find your feet in a strange place - and we've tried to equip the apartment so that it is a 'home from home' for our guests. We're always open to suggestions and ideas for improvement - but most people seem to lke it just the way it is!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We have had a wonderful 3 weeks escaping the Scottish winter...we found the flat very comfortable and well equipped'

'We've really enjoyed having the flat as a base. Its extremely comfortable and well equipped and we only wish we could have stayed longer.'

'...we have done very little - loved the apartment - just sat around reading or swimming - very thoughtfully and practically equipped apartment'

'Just had a wonderful time...the apartment, its got everything and the information file is so helpful and extremely thoughtful'

'We've all had a fantastic time in the chic, cosy flat and sparkling Nice'

'Came for a holiday, bought a property! Future 'locataires' beware - staying in this fabulous apartment can be dangerous to your financial situation.'
Nov 2007
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44 Reviews

based on 44 holidaymaker reviews


Le Nice - great apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

Just had a wonderful week at Le Nice and would highly recommend this apartment without any hesitation. The apartment is light and airy with wonderful views and is beautifully presented. A great deal of thought and attention has gone into the decor, presentation and amenities; it is clean and well equiped with all sorts of appliances and incredibly useful information packs.

Being personally welcomed on site is a real bonus. Looking forward to a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted A&J had such a good time and enjoyed their stay in our apartment - we hope all our guests have an equally excellent experience!
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Fantastic apartment in good location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a good quiet location and truly is a home from home. It is clean and very well equipped. The welcome we received from Julian was very good, with all the information you need to enjoy your holiday.We would definitely recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always delighted when our guests enjoy their stay at Le Nice, and its great to hear it described as a 'home from home'.
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Great apartment in fantastic location.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was spacious and airy with a great balcony.

The location is quiet and yet s very short walk to shops and the promenade.

Check in and out was good and very friendly and full of advice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best in Nice town

  • 5 of 5

Super apartment and lovely area in Nice. Second time for us and we will return again. Clean and spacy.

Best from Stockholm

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An idealic stay at Le Nice, Baumettes

  • 5 of 5

From our first enquiry the owners were very quick to respond and positive with all our questions. We chose this apartment as we thought all the photographs were very impressive, the balcony looked fabulous and the description was just perfect. The apartment was even more than we ever imagined, as soon as the door to the apartment was opened we were just amazed, the room sizes all fabulous. The meet and greet with Julian was perfect, he explained all we needed to know.

The apartment was very clean and well provided in the kitchen.

We would definitely recommend the apartment to a friend and to anyone who reads this review they will not be disappointed. We would hope to go again.

When writing our comments in the Visitors Book, there were a number of guests who had returned on many occasions.

Well done to Su and Owen, just perfect. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased our guests enjoyed their stay in our apartment and found it 'more than imagined'. We've stayed in many self-catering places ourselves and we wanted our own place to be like home - comfortable and well equipped. We spend time there regularly ourselves, so we make sure there is everything we need, and hope that our guests find the same. Julian, our agent, is brilliant and is our 'secret ingredient'!
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Excellent property in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay in this apartment. We chose it because of it's location, size and top floor balcony location. It was very clean and well equipped and the location didn't disappoint. A nice distance from the town centre - about 30 minute walk, which is what we are used to doing for our stroll into our local town centre - but of course the warmer weather even in late October made it a lovely walk !!

We were welcomed by a representative of the owners who was really friendly and he had waited longer for us because we were delayed in bad traffic. He explained all the features and keys etc., and it was a lovely touch to have a few breakfast items, tea, coffee and milk (and a couple of beers :-) waiting for us in the fridge !!

We particularly loved the balcony and enjoyed having breakfast in the morning sunshine which bathes the balcony. Although there is a similar height property just across the road we still enjoyed the views beyond of the old town and a glimpse of the mediterranean :-)

It was great to have secure parking and we felt very secure in the apartment in general - sufficiently secure that we didn't feel the need to use the safe.

We would certainly recommend the apartment to others (but perhaps I shouldn't because we want to go again so don't want to make it too popular :-)

A lovely apartment in a great location. Very comfortable for the four of us.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Well, we came to Nice on our way to visit friends in France and just fell in love wth the city. For us it is the perfect combination of the buzz and activity of city life with the fresh sea air and views. So the next year we came back and started to property hunt in earnest! When we saw this apartment we loved the airiness and spaciousness of the open plan living room, the wide terrace with room to sit and relax in the sun, and the quiet environment that is still only minutes from the city centre and the sea front.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice Cote d'Azur at 2 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Rue de France at 250 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Nice (for Corsica) at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Nice Gare SNCF at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 Jnc 50 Nice Centre at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Rue St Phillippe at 250 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Nice at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

The apartment is in a block called 'Le Nice', in the Baumettes district just West of the Negresco Hotel. It is a few steps from the Museé des Beaux Arts, and less than 10 minutes walk to the beach, the Promenade des Anglais and the Rue de France with its shops, bars and restaurants. A short walk along the sea-front Promenade takes you to the market and the bustling ‘old town’. Good transport links connect Nice with the surrounding resorts and interesting hinterland of Eastern Provence. If you come by car there is a secure parking space and you will be able to explore the coast and countryside of SE France.

Other Activities: shopping, museums, galleries, concerts


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2016 - New Year 2017
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early summer 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High season 2017
28 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late summer 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Year 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £126

Please note: if you choose to use the HomeAway/OwnersDirect 'secure payment service' this site is now adding a charge for holiday makers to the owners set rates. This is an unacceptable practice and I will discount the charge from your rental. Alternatively you can reserve the dates and use PayPal to pay direct - in which case I will send you a PayPal invoice.

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Lift
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 75 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, + wash basin
  • Bathroom 1 has a double marble topped vanity unit, with large mirrors, shaving point and cupboards beneath. It is fully tiled, with marble tiled floor. Bathroom 2 has a WC unit and full sized hand-basin contained in a marble topped unit, with a large mirror above.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, The bed is 'king size' (UK)
  • Bedroom 1 has air-conditioning, a large double bed, double fitted wardrobe and 6 drawer chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables with reading lamps, and 2 wicker armchairs. The room is simply decorated, with white walls and natural white curtains. French doors lead onto the rear balcony. Bedroom 2 has air-conditioning, matching twin beds each with a 2 drawer bedside table and reading lamp, a chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe, and 2 chairs. This room has white walls and blue striped curtains. French doors open onto the rear balcony.


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • We provide all you need in the way of linen, bath towels (beach towels can be hired at small additional cost), crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, coffee and tea making equipment, iron, hair dryer. There is a safe in the hall cupboard.

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