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Stunning Sea & Mountain View Balcony Apartment, Former Palace, Steps From Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 236 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine


About the property

Apartment in Nice Old Town, Cote d'Azur, Provence, France - Just Steps From The Beach, Promenade Des Anglais And Famous Daily Flower Market

The apartment building is located in a side street, just a few metres from Old Nice's Main Square and the Cours Saleya, which is home to the famous daily flower market and local produce market. Many restaurants and bars are also situated here. Spend a delightful evening at the opera or in one of the Cours Saleya restaurants or stay in the apartment and dine on the balcony, enjoying the spectacular views and sunset. The beach is just a few steps further than the Cours Saleya and the port is a five to ten-minute stroll. It is a perfect base for exploring the Cote Azur. Monaco is 15-minutes away by train and Cannes, Antibes etc are an easy train journey as well, of course, as Italy. The wonderful listed building is a former palace dating from the 18th Century and was built by an affluent banker to house Nices aristocracy. It is truly majestic with a magnificent entrance hall hidden behind the main front door and wide sweeping stairways.

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Turkish
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just don’t want to go home!! We’ve had a fantastic holiday in this fabulous little apartment. Why stay in the Negresco with it’s restricted view when you can enjoy this panorama?!

Location, location, location! This apartment has all three!

It’s out 6th stay in your fabulous apartment – says it all doesn’t it! The studio is truly a little gem of a place! Central location in the Old Town, close to everything you’ll need and magnificent views.

Absolutely stunning views! Your apartment is lovely – the design, decoration and everything provided.

From the moment we took the last step up into the apartment, we knew we had made the right decision to stay here for our visit to Nice. The views of the sea and rooftops are spectacular. The location is fabulous, within a few minute’s walk of everything. It really was perfect.

We had friends staying at Le Meridien, Monte Carlo at the same time – very nice but we wouldn’t have swapped for anything.

To sum it up-utterly enchanting!

See the full guest book at the studio's own website.
Jan 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 236 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with brand new power shower, loo, sink and radiator.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (Studio) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bed. 1 large single mezzanine bed. 1 travel cot. Would suit a couple, perhaps with a child. Storage for suitcases and wardrobe/shelving space. Balcony in bedroom area with views of the sea, church/rooftops and mountains.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is on the top floor (5th and 6th floor) with no lift, hence the magnificent views. The large single bed can comfortably accommodate either an adult or child. Outside: The beach, daily market, Promenade des Anglais and Old Town are just a few steps from the front door. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly. Other: Balcony furniture.


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Stunning Sea & Mountain View Balcony Apartment, Former Palace, Steps From Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The steps were a challenge, but the view was worth it. Val met us and showed us a wonderful time! It was the highlight of our trip! Would definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda Thank you very much indeed for your review and I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the studio and had a lovely time. I very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Laura
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a great short break in Nice. Laura's apartment may be compact but it is well equipped and the view from the balcony is amazing. Even though it is March and not particularly warm, it is sheltered and sunny in the afternoons so it was great to chill there. The five flights of steps were a bit daunting with bags but we came to appreciate them to help wear off all the wonderful food we were trying in the local restaurants. You couldn't ask for a better location. Laura was also very helpful in ensuring everything was organised well and Valerie was very welcoming on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pied a terre a ciel

  • 5 of 5

Just as perfect as the pictures. Be warned those 125 steps are a haul, but once you arrive, you are on the roof tops with the birds and the kitties. The studio is very well equipped with all that you could need, and Laura and Valerie are very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the studio and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the apartment and your trip. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Nice in the future. Kind regards Laura
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Exactly as it says on the tin!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning apartment with wonderful views from the rooftop balcony over old town nice,the sea with all the boats and the cruise liners from the kitchen window, and the waterfall hill from the side window as well.A clean, well lit and well furnished property, the daily and nightlyclimb up the stairs from the ground floor to the very top where the apartment is was a challenge but worth it!!.

A perfect base for getting around Nice and beyond by bus or train......A trip to Monaco/Monte Carlo, the beach at Beaulieu Sur Mer and the charming village of Eze are recommended.....Old Town Nice is charming and one can wonder about for ages through the streets...bars and restaurants aplenty so one is spoiled for choice without doubt, a hearty stroll along the promenade blows the cobwebs away too!.

All in all an excellent choice for a place to stay and we would definately recommend this property to a friend or relative, customer service from the owner was five star too throughout the booking.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment with a central location, but without disturbance or noise. Astonishing view from the balcony, and excellent excercise when using the stairs.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The beach is just steps from the apartment and the port is a 5 to 10 minute easy stroll away.


The nearest airport is Nice at less than 6 km. Taxis are always readily available at the airport and the journey to the apartment is less than 10 minutes and should cost no more than 30 Euros. Alternatively, there is an airport bus (no 98) travelling to and from Nice Old Town, costing approximately 4 Euros.

Flights are available at or or you can travel by Eurostar ( and take a connecting TGV service to Nice Gare de Ville which is a 20-min walk.


Beach: 100m. Cours Saleya 25m. Old Town: 0m. Airport: 6km. Port: 5 to 10 minute stroll. Railway Station: 1km (Nice Gare de Ville or Nice Riquier). Monaco/Monte Carlo: 15 minutes by train

Italy: Just over an hour by train.

Further Details:

The Opera House, Nice National Theatre, Matisse Museum and Chateau Hill are all a short walk away. The colourful daily flower and local produce market (The Cours Saleya) runs from Tuesday to Saturday with antiquities on a Monday.The Cours Saleya is a few steps from the apartment.

Ventimiglia market in Italy operates on a Friday.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70.19

Booking Notes:
Non-refundable booking deposit with balance payable 6 weeks prior to stay. Refundable security deposit payable on arrival. Extra utility/cleaning fee per week. Amounts (excluding security deposit) payable by bank transfer or Paypal.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during high-season but flexible in low and mid-season.

Notes on prices:
Prices may vary during popular periods such as Christmas, Easter, Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival. Please enquire for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.