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Spacious Accommodation With Spectacular Sea Views



Updated: 12-Aug-2016
Ground floor, Light And Airy Apartment With Large Terrace.Easy Walking Distance To Town Centre And Quay

Light, airy apartment with a large living room, floor to ceiling sliding windows on two sides that lead on to a spacious balcony. Ground floor entry and no steps in the apartment so suitable for small children and people with more limited mobility. Two bedrooms, a double and a twin. Private, gated residence set in beautiful, mature, landscaped gardens. Large shared pool with separate shallow pool for small children. The town, rail and bus transport plus Villefranche’s marina and bay are all within walking distance. Villefranche is an ancient fishing village steeped in tradition. It has a fascinating mixture of historic features and modern amenities, with excellent restaurants, boutiques and galleries lining the quayside and populating the narrow stone streets behind the village square. Nice is about 3km away, with every possible cultural, artistic and sporting facility imaginable. Monte Carlo Menton and the hilltop villages of Liguria are within easy reach.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our family has owned the apartment since the 1970s when my parents were visiting the Cote D'Azur and found an apartment complex being built in a perfect spot! They bought it off plan and since then four generations of Storeys have enjoyed the apartment and Villefranche. It is a comfortable family home and we hope that guests also enjoy it as much as our family has. I have been going their for over 40 years now and I never tire of our beautiful view, the town and the sunshine!

John Storey

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Guestbook comments from the owner

' Everything was great with the apartment and we had a very enjoyable week in Villefranche and around.The apartment is well appointed and comfortable. Everything necessary was provided.The view from the balcony over the sea to Cap Ferret is superb, and there's always something going on.

The apartment grounds are kept to a high standard and the swimming pool large and well maintained.

Villefranche a charming village by the sea, is a 10 min walk away, while the bus stop to Nice, Monaco etc is just outside the main gate to the apartment complex. '

David and Jocelyn April 2015

'We had a wonderful time, the apartment was great, large, sunny and well equipped. Sitting on the lovely terrace, glass of wine and that view! Marvellous!' July 2011.

'We all felt very much at home - your flat has just the right measure of practical comfort (lovely beds!) and convenience without unnecessary complications. Thank you for making it all so care-free! The beds were beautifully prepared too.' October 2011.

'We had a wonderful time, thank you. Your flat is a delight and a lovely outlook.'

August 10.
Dec 2008
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


One of my most favourite views!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from another stay at this lovely apartment and as always had a very relaxing holiday. The apartment has the most beautiful views over the bay and to be able to watch the comings and goings of cruise ships and super yachts from the comfort of the terrace with a glass of wine or two is truely ideal. It is very well equipped with everything you would want when having a self catering holiday with comfortable beds to give you a good nights sleep and a lounge giving the same views as from the terrace when the evenings are that bit cooler. Set in gated well kept gardens and having a designated parking space is also a bonus.

It is a 10 minute walk into the small town where there are many bars and restaurants to suit most tastes as well as the regular markets. Our favourite restaurant is the Trasrevere set by the waters edge and is always visited more than once during our stay. This time we also tried the newly opened tapas bar in the narrow streets of the old town which can definitely be recommended.

Villefranche is ideally located between Nice and Monaco which can both be visited by using the local bus service. For those wanting to explore further a drive into the hills behind will bring you to Eze village clinging to the rock face and giving spectacular views over the sea.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well appointed apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this apartment, which is ideally located to explore the lovely village and harbour of Villefranche and the Cote d'Azur. The apartment has a spacious balcony with a great view of the harbour, all of the rooms are nicely furnished, and we enjoyed using the swimming pool.

We found Villefranche to be a delightful place with many good bars and restaurants within walking distance of the apartment. We particularly enjoyed the tapas restaurant Barrio Libre in the old town, and the rooftop bar at Achills, overlooking the harbour.

There is a train station if you want to explore the area (we went into Italy, to Menton and to Grasse), and the bus to Nice stops a few minutes down the road.

The owners are great to deal with, and answered our questions promptly. We hope to book again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb property and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a super stay at Villefranche. The apartment is well equipped and spotlessly clean, with a large balcony giving superb views across the bay. From the apartment we could walk in to the town and down to the beach. There are lots of places to eat in the town down by the harbour. The apartment is in a brilliant location to explore the area, with good and cheap transport links to the whole of the south coast. We would definitely like to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment. It is very well equipped. It has a big balcony with beautiful views over the bay. The listing was accurate and the communications with the owners were answered promptly and with great care.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent apartment in villefrance

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at this apartment in villefranche with our 2 children aged 11 and 8. The apartment is very spacious and the pool is great - 25m. Very well located just a 5 minute walk into town and lots to see and do around and about. The owners are a delight to deal with, very helpful and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Apartment with Panoramic Views

  • 5 of 5

It was fantastic to wake up to such a beautiful view of Villefranche Bay and all the Cruise Ships and Private Yachts coming and going. Ideally located to explore the surrounding areas. A wide range of Excellent restaurants nearby. Our 2 favourites were 'Le Mekong' Vietnamese restaurant and 'La Caravelle' which are close to the seafront. The apartment is clean, airy, modern, spacious and very well equipped. The complex is secure, friendly and the pool is an added bonus. Nice to watch the fireworks in the evening from the large private balcony. We will certainly return to this apartment if visiting this area again. And finally the weather was exceptional as expected.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the apartment and all that Villefranche has to offer - we look forward to hosting you some time in the future.
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From the Owner

It has an amazing view! Also being on the ground floor the terrace is more spacious that others in the block and still provides a spectacular view as our terrace is elevated being on a hillside.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Villefranche at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Nice at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Villefranche at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 Nice-Est at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Villefranche - wide variety at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Isola 2000 at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Villefranche at 2 Kilometres Car: not necessary


There are two main beaches at Villefranche - a long beach in the town with a fine shingle - not quite sand but suitable for children to play in. There are restaurants, snack bars and parking near to this beach. The other beach is a smaller area with large cobbles and lies near the Port Darse. There is a waterside restaurant/cafe here and it is very pleasant to sit and watch the boats coming and going. This is the nearest to the apartment, directly below and reached by flights of about 200 steps.


The nearest airport is Nice International, 20 to 40 minutes away depending on the traffic conditions in Nice. Buses leave from a stop just outside the residence and taxis can be telephoned. The train station is at the other end of the town, about 20 mins walk away. Car hire is readily available, but not essential as the bus service is reliable and frequent, and right on the doorstep. Buses and trains travel all along the coast in both directions.


Going east along the coast, Beaulieu sur Mer is 5 minutes, St Jean Cap Ferrat 10 mins. It takes 30 minutes to get to Monte Carlo, 45 minutes to 1 hour to Menton and the Italian border. To the west Nice is 10 minutes away, Antibes and Juan les Pins are 45 mins and Cannes is an hour away depending on traffic. The picturesque perched village of Eze is 20 mins, the small town of La Turbie which has a Roman monument is 30 minutes.

Further Details:

There is a small well stocked supermarket with fresh produce a 3 minute walk away. 2 patisseries and bread shops 5 minutes walk, as is the bank and a good tourist information office. Butcher's is 10 minutes away as are a whole selection of local shops as well as boutiques selling a wide range of goods from fashion, to art, to modern jewellery. On Saturday mornings along the wide boulevard going through the upper part of the town there is a local produce market selling olives, cheeses, charcuterie etc On Sundays in the same spot and in the old town square there is a famous antique market that has been a feature of Villefranche for many years. The town has a 16th century citadel which houses permanent sculpture/art exhibition and also hosts many temporary exhibitions throughout the year. There is a small chapel in the town the interior of which was painted by the artist Jean Cocteau. The area is rich in art, there are museums for Matisse, Chagall, Leger, Renoir, Picasso to name a few.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
late autumn
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes: Bookings are taken by phone and email and we ask for a 25% deposit (non refundable) to be paid to secure the booking. Balance is paid a month before departure plus we request a £200 refundable breakage deposit which is returned on receipt of the keys. Our local agent cleans and checks the apartment between lets. Beds will be made up when you arrive, and bedlinen and towels are included in the rental.

Changeover Day:
Arrival is from 4.00pm and guests' departure is by 11.00am

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Discounts may be available for lets of four weeks or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

The view of course! It provides a panorama encompassing the mountains, the town, its citadel, the harbour, the bay and Cap Ferrat.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Double sinks
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, washbasin
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower, separate shower cubicle, twin basins and wc. There is also a separate wc with handbasin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed and ceiling fan. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and ceiling fan.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Central heating and beroom fans. Outside: The balcony/terrace area faces south, overlooking the sea. The panoramic view of the bay of Villefranche and the Cap Ferrat peninsula also takes in the southward sweep of the Alpes Maritimes, the town and its Citadel, the lighthouse at the end of Cap Ferrat, and the Port Darse, the working marina of Villefranche. The shared swimming pool is large and is open from 1st May to 30th September. It also has a safe, shallow children's pool suitable for children under 5. The apartment is within a complex that has beautiful well kept gardens with Mediterranean plants. Utility Room: The utility cupboard contains cleaning equipment, spare light bulbs, insect repellent etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The apartment is cleaned between lets. Linen and towels are included in the rental. Beds are made up and ready for guests on their arrival. Cots and other items can also be hired from our local agent.

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