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Historic,Spacious villa size apartment, 3 Bedroom, 3 Shower Room, double lounge. - Place Massena beach & shopping.

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
A villa apartment in the centre of Nice's hisrotic Place Massena square.

This classical apartment right in the heart of Nice being perfectly situated for all this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Just 70 yards from the Promenade des Anglais, the beach, & Nice Old Town with its vast network of narrow Italianesque alley ways, just yearning to be explored.

The apartment building is 18th century and forms part of the centre architectural and cultural centre piece of Nice with the famous archway red buildings, open pedestrian plazza lined with shops and restaurants, modern and ornate classical fountains with beautiful gardens leading directly to the Promenade des Anglais with its 3 mile long beach.

Place Massena is the largest square in Vieux Nice, but, on top of that, most visitors of Nice agree that is also the most spectacular and the most representative of all in the historical district of the city.

The history of Place Massena goes back to the first half of the 19th century, when the local authorities were facing the urge to embellish and to extend the architectural landscape of Vieux Nice.

The square is famed for its monumental statue of Apollo and the five bronzes dotting its edges are the only original ornamental elements. Place Massena is a must-see for all visitors of Nice, since it is one of the sites which concentrate the most stunning Neoclassical structures in the city, being bordered by buildings with impressive red facades (our apartment building). Furthermore, the square is just a short walking distance from attractions like the beach, Jardin Albert 1, Opera de Nice and, a little further away, the Cathedral of Sainte Reparate. As a plus, visitors can simply hand around and relax while exploring the shopping opportunities or the restaurants in Place Massena.

The apartment is set reached by lift set on the first floor and taking you directly to the apartment located on the 3rd floor. The property cuts across the entire building providing North and South wings. There are 3 large double double glazed windows but noise is not a significant factor as the pedestrian areas is located below the windows of the North wing whilst the South wing overlooks the inner courtyards to the rear of the Place Massena buildings.

The three separate double bedrooms each have their own stair cases which means we cannot offer our apartment to those with significant physical disabilities. Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own shower/toilet room which are fully tiled, containing heated towel rails, ceramic hand wash basins, wall mirrors, LED lighting and hair dryers. The bedrooms have wardrobe space, bedroom chairs and sofa, vanity desks and chairs, with ancient wooden beams which are a feature of all older properties in the South of France. The ceiling heights are 2 meters, so those over 6 ft tall may wish to spend less time in the bedroom, than in the sitting rooms which benefit from high vaulted ceilings of 2.5m (roughly 16ft).

The apartment is designed to allow for natural ventilation (South/North) by simply opening windows, however a sophisticated air conditioning system is set to keep Summer temperatures at a steady 25°C and will keep air humidity to within comfortable levels (especially in late August).

The kitchen is split into 2 parts, allowing one or other in a group to prepare separate meals. The kitchens offer 2 washing machines, 2 microwave ovens, two electric hobs, one conventional oven, 2 tall fridge/freezers, cupboard space for pots, pans, cutlery, toaster and electric kettles. I may be instructing a company to replace the 2 kitchens with one kitchen, plus an added dressing room area in the South wing, but things move slowly here in the South of France - even if you pay up-front for the work (especially if you pay up front). The shower rooms are also ear-marked for change, but, again, estimates arrive just when you had forgotten all about them. You can be sure of a relaxed holiday here, but, on a business level, you will tear your hair out in frustration (exactly like in the book 'A year in Provence').

The furnishings were never purchased for filling a 'holiday flat', so each item has been carefully selected to complete a harmonious whole where you can feel relaxed and comfortable whether it be a visit for a Winter sun break or a High Season visit where you have walked your feet off. The photos are accurate, so if you like what you see, then that is what you will get on your arrival.

There is internet/wifi, English DVD library and 2 TVs located in each of the two separate sitting rooms - sometimes we need a little break from one another, so having the option to split off and relax under your own terms can be very beneficial to the overall holiday experience. The floor are parquet and the building is very quiet. When you step out of the door of the building, you are in the centre of the historic, and vibrant Nice where everything is within walking distance - or where the silent tram passes through the square, and where the 98 Airport bus stops just 50 yards before Place Massena square.

Some of the best shopping in Europe is located in Nice, from high street (Zara or H&M) to designer (D&C or Calvin Kline); walk 20 minutes along the seafront to the Old Port of Nice with its display of the rich and famous yachts mingled with quaint & highly coloured little fishing boats. Place Massena with its vibrant yet chic atmosphere is the centre piece of Nice. Our apartment has all mod cons right in the centre of Nice, yet offers a quiet and private escape from it all. Whether its a night on the town a romantic meal out experiencing the best of Nice cuisine, or a quiet relaxing night in you desire our apartment can accommodate.

Our apartment is walking distance to public transport, regular and specialist shopping, sights, Old Nice theaters and the beach. Soak up the Cote d'Azur sunshine or participate in the numerous activities on offer including running, roller blading or cycling, diving, sailing, water skiing and jet-skiing. The Old Town has hundreds of alleys yearning to be explored, The shopping is exceptional, from high street to designer its a shopaholics dream. Nice Port offers a chance to observe the jet set lifestyle over a cappuccino or you can take a boat trip from Nice up the coast to St.Tropez and Cannes or you can explore the numerous little islands. Place Massena is the new cosmopolitan center of Nice, vibrant and luxurious. Nice also has many art museums, exhibitions and theatres to feed the senses. A short bus trip gets you to Monaco, or to the many hidden historical hillside villages or take off to the slopes of Isola 2000 ski slopes.

You really can't find a better location in Nice to access all this City has to offer. Nice Center with the best shopping and restaurants just round the corner. Just over the street is the old town with it's alley ways, galleries and shops. Place Massena is across the public gardens. The beach is less than 100 yards away. The silent Tramway passes the apartment building and will soon be extended to take you to and from the Airport. The nearest cafe is literally across the street. The bus stop to the Airport is just round the corner.

Our Nice apartment has the Best Facilities: All the appliances, bathroom suite and state of the art air conditioning and climate controlled heating system are all brand new and of the best quality.High speed Internet access is fee to use.

We really have spared no expense to ensure we and our guests can enjoy the apartment when they stay because it is furnished for the owner and his family.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Place Massena beach & shopping., 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

Place Massena is the largest square in Vieux Nice, but, on top of that, most visitors of Nice agree that is also the most spectacular and the most representative of all in the historical district of the city.

The history of Place Massena goes back to the first half of the 19th century, when the local authorities were facing the urge to embellish and to extend the architectural landscape of Vieux Nice.

The square is famed for its monumental statue of Apollo and the five bronzes dotting its edges are the only original ornamental elements. Place Massena is a must-see for all visitors of Nice, since it is one of the sites which concentrate the most stunning Neoclassical structures in the city, being bordered by buildings with impressive red facades (our apartment building). Furthermore, the square is just a short walking distance from attractions like the beach, Jardin Albert 1, Opera de Nice and, a little further away, the Cathedral of Sainte Reparate.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

What can one say about oneself that is not conceited or self-elevating? I hardly know myself so how can anyone else know me from a write-up? On the whole, I am happy enough, honest enough and always willing to help anyone in real need. Hope you enjoy your stay in Nice. I am one of the reckless fools shown in the photo.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an absolutely fabulous break in Nice this summer. The weather was wonderful, and the apartment did just what it said on the tin. It was spacious, well equipped and very conveniently located. We made good use of Nice's excellent public transport: for the first week we bought a 7-day bus/tram pass for 15 Euros. This covered the bus fare from the airport to the town on Day 1, and gave us freedom to explore lots of different parts of Nice and its immediate environs. The apartment was very centrally located, and we had absolutely no difficulty in getting to and from bus stops/tram stops. There were some excellent boulangeries and charcuteries very close at hand. We made more use of these than we did of the many nearby restaurants. We loved eating out in Nice. D.Ramsey

I can thoroughly recommend this flat, both for its location and for the actual furnishings . There is a lot of thought that has gone into providing a well equipped flat. We certainly lacked for nought during our week.
Jan 2013
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Decor and location of the place is fantastic, but the low beams left bruises! James was great too!

  • 4 of 5

Property location is really nice, in front of the trams, place massena, shops, breakfast place right outside and close to amenities.

I would say, taller people would struggle in the sleeping quarters. There are very low beams that did leave few of us with bruises!

James was great, happy to provide any information. Apartment is also walking distance to beat too!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Sun, sea and relaxed life-style.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice International Airport at 3 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Outside the apartment at 20 Metres Nearest Ferry : Old Port of Nice at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Nice Central Train at 350 Metres Nearest Motorway : A 8 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Take your pick at 10 Metres Nearest Ski : Isola 2000 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Promenade des Anglaise at 80 Metres Car: not necessary

The apartment is located on Place Massena which is the jewel in the crown of Nice, leading directly onto the beach and Promenade des Anglais. You walk to the beach on the Promenade des Anglais in less than 2 minutes - you sea the sea from Place Massena.

Place Massena is the link between the Old Town, with its highly coloured ancient narrow Italian passage streets, and the elegant buildings of the Victorian (Bel Epoc) era such as those along the tree lined Boulevard Victor Hugo.

We hope we are providing you with a fabulous home in Nice. This flat is located in the best of both worlds. Carré d’Or is an upscale, true local neighbourhood with Place Massena at its centre. The apartment is located in the historic Place Massena which is a pedestrian zone with Ave de Massena to your left and the Old Town of Nice and the beach immediately to your right. You will not be disappointed with the location of this flat. All the stores you will need are within 5 minute walk. The building is early 19th century and quite luxuriously positioned. It has great security and is kept very clean. The unit itself is very comfortable, and very easy to live in- guests have lived here for 40 days and say it was easy to do so (current guests are staying for a month). The 3 bedrooms have their own showers and toilets, the beds are comfortable, dressers and built-in wardrobes are for all guests with high speed internet, and double sitting rooms. We hope you would not hesitate staying here again or recommend it to friends and family.

Distances:

ANTIBES 6.2 miles

VILLEFRANCHE 6.7 miles

MONTE CARLO 11.9 miles

CANNES 14.3 miles

SAINT TROPEZ 38.4 miles

Tourist Office and Ticket office seconds from the apartment

Tourist Office and Ticket office seconds from the apartment;

Further Details:

Location Information: Our apartment is walking distance to all cosmopolitan Nice has to offer. The Promenade and the beach give you a chance to either sit in style soaking up the Cote d'Azur sunshine or participate in the numerous activities on offer including running, roller blading or cycling the promenade, diving, sailing, surfing, water skiing and jet-skiing. The Old Town has hundreds of alleys yearning to be explored, full of character and history. The shopping is exceptional, from high street to designer it's a shopaholics dream. Nice Port offers a chance to observe the jet set lifestyle over a cappuccino or you can take a boat trip from Nice down the coast to St Tropez and Cannes or you can explore the numerous little islands. Place Massena is the new cosmopolitan centre of Nice, vibrant and luxurious . Nice also has many art museums, exhibitions and theatres to feed the senses. A short bus trip gives you Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez, many hidden historical hillside villages and the ski slopes at Isola. Other Activities: Shopping, Art and Culture, Antiques, Eating, Drinking, Promenading, Relaxing, Wine Tasting, Homes of the Rich and Famous, Yachts, Boat Trips, Sun Ski: The French Riviera is not only famous for its coastline, the nearby mountain villages and ski resorts are very popular. Why Ski Nice ? Skiing in Nice France Not only can you stay in our luxury apartment and take advantage of the winter sun of all this all year Mediterranean coastal micro climate. The nearby ski resorts offer Guaranteed sunshine, snow and mountain peaks reaching 3000 meters in altitude and all can be done in a day trip from Nice. There is a great mix of beginner, intermediate, and advances routes on and off piste and of course some of the very best ski schools for adults and children alike. Family ski and beach holiday in Nice France Ski Nice France How do I get to the piste ? Ski Bus leaves daily from the Apartment strait to the Pistes!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November-December
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£391
for 3 nights
£846
 
 
December
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£593
for 3 nights
£1,319
 
 
January
5 Jan 2017 - 12 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£474
for 7 nights
£474
 
 
January-February
13 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£454
for 3 nights
From
£135
£746
 
 
March
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£406
for 3 nights
From
£119
£846
 
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£514
for 3 nights
From
£155
£1,046
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£604
for 3 nights
From
£185
£1,346
 
 
June-August
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£721
for 3 nights
From
£224
£1,746
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£634
for 3 nights
From
£195
£1,391
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£657
for 4 nights
From
£152
£1,091
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£775
for 3 nights
From
£242
£776
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Clean/Laundry/Key Agent £49

An information schedule and house rules follow the confirmation of the reservation. Towels & bed linen are provided as a matter of courtesy and guests are therefore required to return these items in good condition, ie, no avoidable stains such as happens when towels are used for the beach, used to wipe off make-up, blood stains from shaving, cut feet etc. Such towels are immediately discarded and the cost of replacement comes from the security deposit. Please do not sit on furniture with an oily body, nor with bleaching products (eg, hair removal chemicals/products) as this results in non-removable stains whereby the cost of recovering the sofa is far in excess of the requested security deposit. Please just reflect on all our overheads including high French taxes, and take reasonable care not to be responsible for undue damage to the apartment in general. Otherwise enjoy your holiday and allow us to prepare the apartment for follow-on guests to enjoy equally.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Sun, sea, relaxed atmosphere, and offers enough for what anyone could ask for. I have met people who have travelled the world - Brazil, Japan, Russia, and they all say that Nice has something special, something intangible, something that drifts into and out of your eyes, ears, nostrils and heart.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 115 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 3 en-suite fully tiled toilet/enclosed shower rooms each having a hand wash basin, towel rail, electric radiator, hair dryer. There is constant hot/cold running water. There are large wall mounted mirrors and electric shaving sockets.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 3 double bedrooms with high quality furnishings. One of the 3 double beds can be split into twin singles. The South facing bedroom is extremely quiet. The 2 North facing bedrooms overlook the pedestrian zone of rue Massena.

Outside

  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Our Nice apartment is a 3rd floor apartment, in the historic Place Massena buildings with well maintained common parts. On entry to the building, you have a choice of taking the very shallow flights up to the elevator on the mezzanine floor. N.B. Having an elevator is very rare in the Old Town where many of the apartments are beyond the 3rd floor in buildings with poor communal lighting, uneven stair cases - so being across the Square from the Old Town can benefits you in many ways where human noise levels are also generally lower than being in the Old Town. All mod cons including: Air-conditioning and heating; Oven; Microwave; Washing Machine; Hair-dryer; TV, DVD/CD player, WIFI Internet access. Linen and towels provided with no added cost. Children are welcome. A cot and high chair are available on request at no additional cost. For the benefit of all our guests this is a non-smoking apartment and no pets are allowed. Outside: The proposed re-construction of part of Place Massena is already under way and due to be completed in July of 2013 where you will step directly out from our apartment building into Place Massena which faces directly onto the sea with its ornamental gardens, statues and shallow lakes stretching from the Acropolis down to Place Massena on the sea front of the Promenade des Anglais. Shops to your left, the sea to your right, buses direct to Monaco and beyond with the train station a 7 minute walk away or a few second by the silent electric tram which runs past our apartment building in the centre of Place Massena. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Cotton bed linen and towels provided if required. No cleaning costs apply were guests elect to clean after their stay; if guests do not wish to clean after their stay, then cleaning costs apply at £85. Key handover takes place at the apartment, but cannot Other: The South facing sitting room is perfect for a quiet breakfast and basking in the direct morning sun. The North facing sitting room is perfect for a comfortable night in front of the TV or listening to music as one prefers.

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