OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Hilltop Village Apartment with Superb Sea and Mountain Views



Updated: 28-Jun-2016
Apartment in Castellar near Menton, Cote DAzur, France (French/Italian Border)

The traditional perched village of Castellar provides an ideal base for your holiday. It is set among olive groves and citrus trees just 4 miles from the beaches at Menton. Being situated on the French/Italian border you have easy access by road or motorway to the glamorous resorts of Monte Carlo, Nice, Ventimiglia, San Remo and Imperia. The apartment is located on the second floor (access by stairs only) of the building adjoining the hotel in the village square. It is light and airy and has been refurbished to a high standard and can accommodate 4 adults in two bedrooms - one double and one twin. There are stunning sea views from both bedrooms - one of which has a small balcony. The balcony leading from the living-room overlooks the square with an impressive panorama of the mountains beyond.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

This charming appartment is very comfortable and well equipped. It is perfectly situated, occupying a position on the square of one of the Riviera's most attractive perched villages but with easy access to the coast, the mountains and the other wonderful attractions of this beautiful area. Along with the gentle October climate, it gave us a lovely holiday.

We had a wonderful time in Castellar. What a splendid location you have and such marvellous views. The holiday has been great.

Many thanks for the use of the apartment. The views really are magnificent. The locals were very friendly and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the activity in the village square.
Aug 2007
  • 1 of 1

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Castellar Apartment

  • 4 of 5

The sea and mountain views from this apartment were definitely superb. Breathtaking actually. The small but well equipped apartment is situated right in the heart of this historic mountain village and overlooks the central square. We arrived at the start of the celebrations for the Festival of St Bernard and were able to witness some truly colourful and traditional French festivities with a 'birds eye' view from the kitchen and living room balcony. Apparently there is a great village Boulangerie - sadly our relaxed holiday schedule prevented us from putting this to the test as he was closed by 7am and we were in no mood to set an alarm! But all was not lost - we found one that stayed open much later, just a short journey away. If you are searching for tranquillity amidst the charm of a French village you have found it here. The arrangements were straightforward, reliable and easy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Stunning location

  • 4 of 5

This Lovely traditional ( yet having modern facilities ) apartment overlooking the village square in a typically friendly pretty mountain village is very well equipped with stunning views to the mountains and to the coast and very quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal road and cities yet the coast only 4 miles away .( we stayed during the end of the Cannes film festival period and the few days leading up to the Monaco Grand Prix so it was a particularly busy time on the roads) We particularly found it more relaxing to leave the hire car in the village and catch the local bus into Menton .( bus drivers very friendly and helpful!) . Lovely to have balconies in the apartment both overlooking the mountains and village square at one end and the coastline at the other.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Activity and Interests


The beaches at Menton are 6km from the village and there is a choice of public and private facilities..


It is a 45 min drive from Nice airport to Castellar. Recommended that you have a car but there is a limited bus service of 4 daily return journeys between the village and the bus station at Menton.


Apartment-Castellar is situated in the village square making it easy to visit the bars or restaurants which are only a short walk away. Menton 6km, Monaco 14km, Cap-Ferrat and Beaulieu-sur-Mer 26km, Nice 30km.

Further Details:

Castellar is one of the Riviera's famous perched villages dating back to the XV century and is situated right on the French/Italian border. There are 2 restaurants - one immediately opposite the apartment. It is always advisable to check on opening times. Fresh bread and croissants are available at the bakery but you need to arrive early. The hotel is temporarily closed. There are seats located at various spots where you can relax and enjoy the magnificent views. The village is ideal for people who enjoy painting and sketching and for nature lovers there are beautiful walks (Chemin GR 51) in the surrounding countryside. Menton, 4 miles away, is a charming town with shops selling local produce, markets, several museums and an excellent choice of restaurants. A wide variety of water sports are available and boat trips operate along the coast in summer months. Many of the world renowned Mediterranean gardens are in the vicinity and these include La Serre de la Madonne, the Exotic Garden in Monaco and the Hanbury Gardens just over the border in La Mortola. The delightful Italian coastal towns of Bordighera, San Remo and Imperia are well worth exploring and Dolceaqua, just north of Ventimiglia, is a very picturesque ancient town. The hinterland is dotted with medieval villages and forts precariously perched atop mountain peaks. Back in France there is the glamour of Nice with its Promenade des Anglais, old city, galleries and flower market. In Monaco there are many museums, the Royal Palace and the extraordinary Observatory Caves. The Villa Ephrussi in Cap Ferrat and the Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu are fascinating tourist attractions. There are many cultural events, music festivals and exhibitions in all the towns dotted along the coast. Monaco is known for its spectacular firework displays. The Mercantour National Park with its streams, lakes, rugged peaks and abundance of wild life is an hour's drive from Castellar.


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 6
15 Oct 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 confirms a booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the holiday. A refundable security deposit of £125 {including £10 key deposit} must be added to the final payment. Non payment of the balance in advance is deemed as cancellation of the booking. For bookings made less than 6 weeks in advance, the total amount is payable.

Changeover Day:
Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday. The rental period starts at 4pm on the day of arrival and finishes at 10am on the day of departure. There can be some flexibility with dates from the beginning of October to the end of March.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Total amount
Enquire Now
Updated: 28-Jun-2016
Available arrival


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled shower room, low flush lavatory, hand basin and bathroom cabinet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, antique furniture and balcony overlooking sea. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, fitted oak wardrobe and shelves. Two large windows with sea and mountain views. Bedside light and central light in each room.


  • Golf ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: There are electric radiators in each room which are regulated individually. The windows are double glazed and fitted with wooden shutters. Parking is available in the village. Pets are not allowed and the apartment is not suitable for children under 12 yrs of age or people with restricted mobility. I would ask all guests to observe a no smoking policy. Outside: There is a small balcony leading from the main bedroom with magnificent sea views and there is a larger one accessed by French windows from the living room. there are 2 wicker chairs from which you can observe life in the square below and take in the spectacle of the mountains surrounding Castellar. Seats are placed at various spots throughout the village allowing you to enjoy some wonderful scenery and there is an attractive garden off the Rue de la Republique where you can relax in a tranquil setting. Castellar remains unspoilt and offers a unique glimpse into French country life. It has quaint narrow streets, historic buildings, a lavoir, fountains and an olive oil mill. The village bakery produces bread and croissants in its old fashioned wood burning ovens and it is barely a 2 minute walk to get your breakfast! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and hand towel per person per week. Change of bedlinen per bed per week. These are included in the weekly rental rate. The apartment is cleaned prior to guests' arrival.

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot