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Characterful One Bed Apartment in Superb Location Heart of Nice Old Town

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Lovely Apartment in Heart of Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice), Cote D'Azur, France - Quiet Street in the Heart of Vieux Nice (Old Town)

Sitting in the lounge window of Santa Lucia gives a lovely aspect towards Place Rosetti and its church one way, and a stunning view to the old town buildings the other. At night you can again sit under the window, perhaps enjoying a glass of locally produced rose wine, whilst listening to the chatter in the street below. Or if you want perfect peace, just close the original shutters and double glazed windows, and the chatter fades away. Santa Lucia has been lovingly renovated in a fresh style, whilst keeping as many of its original features as possible. The fireplace, tomette floor, doors, shutters and painted beams are all original leaving the apartment bursting with character. That said we have installed all modern amenities you would expect including a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom as well as a technology centre with TV, DVD, complimentary WI-FI and IPOD docking station.

Linda Jones
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Linda Jones

We have been together over 20 years now and 10 years ago were lucky enough to have our daughter Lucy. We have always enjoyed travelling, and we realised that as parents, the best quality self catering accommodation was for us better than a stay in a hotel. Over the years we have found the best and worst experiences of staying in owners properties and we have drawn on all this history to ensure everyone who stays with us has the best holiday possible.

Linda Jones purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Linda Jones chose Nice

We love Nice, it is a beach resort but with a vibrant city feel. There is something happening throughout the year in Nice, Carneval, Christmas Markets, Jazz Festivals. There is nothing better than strolling down the Promenade des Anglais on a summer's evening before dining in a fabulous restaurant or shopping in the quaint shops in the Old Town. Santa Lucia is in the very heart of the Old Town but in a lovely, quiet street.

What makes this apartment unique

We spent many years searching for the right property in Nice. We immediately fell in love with Santa Lucia and have renovated it but kept the period features - Tomette tiled floors, marble fire place, ceiling fans. It is on the second floor of a traditional Nicois building so not too many steps to climb!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved staying in this well equipped, spacious, sunny ,apartment. It is convenient to everything, restaurants, shops, Place Rossetti, the tram line, the market and promenade. It was lovely to relax and watch the world go by from our second floor window. At night it was quiet and peaceful. The decor is tasteful, and modern while retaining the charachter of the old building. There are homely touches such as table mats, books, beach mats , shopping bags. We definitely hope to return.
Jun 2016
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Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Good location, comfortable, well-equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We have recently enjoyed our seventh December stay in Santa Lucia. The apartment is ideally situated in a quiet street in the Vieille Ville a few metres from the Porte Fausse which is close to the bus stops for arriving from or leaving for the airport, and also the tram stops. Although it is close to the main shopping area, it is very quiet and peaceful, especially in the early morning or in the evening. It is surrounded by all the shops one needs for self-catering, plus several excellent chocolateries, and just 5 minutes walk from the Cours Saleya and, a few minutes further on, the beach. The entrance and stairway to the apartments is unprepossessing, but once inside, it is very attractive and has everything one needs. The living area retains the original tile floors, except in kitchen and bathroom and the décor is simple, with comfortable furniture. The kitchen is well equipped, with everything one needs, whether one wants to do a lot of self-catering or just simple things. There is an efficient washing machine. The bathroom has a good shower in the bath. The bed is comfortable. Although the Cathedral is just a few metres away, the bells are not too intrusive and, in the early morning, with the shutters and windows closed, one doesn't hear them. We consider the apartment a home from home. There are many good restaurants in close walking distance. L'Écurie, just across the road is excellent. There are many things to do in Nice – museums and art galleries, parks, the Opera, walks up to the top of the Colline du Château, round the harbour and along the sentier littoral in one direction, or along the Promenade des Anglais in the other, watching the world go by. We are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Old world charm apartment

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay with our kids, the location was excellent just across the road from a park and a few minutes to the beach. Apartment was clean and had everything we needed for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and wonderful service from the owner and on-site contact.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the apartment for two weeks in September 2016. It had everything to make our stay comfortable, although we didn't do much self catering other than breakfast. As we were going on a walking holiday in the area around Nice, the most important thing was for us to have a washing machine. On arrival we were told that there was a problem with the machine but that it would be replaced the next day. This took place as promised, so we were very impressed!

The building the apartment is in is old, with lots of stairs, so not suitable for the infirm, but it is in a superb location, literally three or four minutes walk from the Cathedrale Vieille Ville tram stop where the 98 bus from the airport stops. All the restaurants of the old town are right on your doorstep, so we found there was some noise from these. Although the restaurants closed at 11pm, work went on in the old town right through the night - streets were washed nightly at 4 am, and people started work again in the restaurants at 6. Personally I liked listening to all of this, and closing the windows drowned it a bit, but light sleepers would need earplugs!

There is so much to do in the Nice area - even as non drivers it was so easy to get up and down the coast, to Monaco (for €1,50!), to Eze, and inland to the mountains on the Train des Pignes. We are planning a couple of shorter 'dash and splash' trips to Nice, and will definitely choose to stay in this apartment again. Contact with the owner was good, and the lady on site made getting the keys easy.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. So glad that you discovered that the Cote D'Azur has some wonderful walks, especially enjoyable with the sun shining. We look forward to welcoming you back to Santa Lucia really soon. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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  • 5 of 5

Great location. Good flat with excellent service. All of the inquiries were dealt with immediately with the owners representatives, can't wait to go back there next year. Elena

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you back to Santa Lucia next year. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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Great apartment, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Santa Lucia. It is spacious, clean, and has great facilities, all of which are in good working order. Booking was easy, and the owner is easy to contact, and approachable, if needed. The location is perfect. There is no traffic in this part of town, and the restaurants, markets and shops are all close by. The beach is within 10 minutes walk. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice old town

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely, right in the heart of the Old Town. It has everything you could possibly need. Linda is amazing and helps when ever she can. Dorine was also very lovely and helpful. Old town is quaint and busting. I have never seen so many people eating, drinking and having a good time. Transport was good and easily accessible to sounding areas. We really enjoyed Monaco and Antribes too. A great holiday and will definetly be going back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and for choosing Santa Lucia for your special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
6 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
9 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
30 Apr 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak season
11 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Minimum 3 night bookings. 25% non refundable deposit is required to secure the booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before arrival date. Our lovely local agent will meet you on arrival and show you to the apartment. Beds are made up with high quality linen with no extra charges. It will take you approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to reach the apartment from the time your plane lands.

We take payments in Euro or GBP.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day.

Notes on prices:
We are pleased to take payment in Pound Sterling or Euro either by bank transfer, or credit card via online payments.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vieille Ville in Nice Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with full sized bath/shower over.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bright and light bedroom 1 has a double bed, wardrobe and bedside cabinets. Fully fitted mosquito blinds for added comfort.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: We have tried to make Santa Lucia a home from home. You will find a selection of DVDs and books, games, childrens toys, shopping bag, cooler bag and a beach mat and umbrella. Ceiling and free standing fans keep the apartment cool in the summer, electric wall heaters provide heat if required in the cooler months. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: No extra charges prices are fully inclusive of linen, meet and greet and final clean. No security deposit required.

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