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Air Conditioned Studio Apartment With Big Balcony

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Studio Apartment in Nice, Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Central Location, 10 Minutes To Beach And Train Station

This peaceful, airy, air-conditioned 6th-floor (with lift) studio apartment, suitable for a couple, has a super 18ft (6m) balcony. Located in the neighbourhood known as Musiciens, it’s an easy 10-minute walk to the beach, and about the same distance to the main train station. There are several restaurants within moments of the front door, along with bakeries, supermarkets, pharmacies - and even a VeloBleu (bike rental) park! The “quartier” is popular with local people, and while there are well-known hotels in the area, it retains its genuine neighbourhood feel. The tourist areas of Vieux Nice, the lovely new Promenade du Paillon and the Zone Pietonne, with their wealth of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, are all within 10-25 minutes on foot. Guests will probably spend lots of time enjoying the balcony, which has a table and chairs for four. The main living area has a comfortable, easy-to-pull out sofa bed.

Suellen Grealy
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Suellen Grealy

My husband is from Nice, but after 30 years of living in London, he's sort of a Frenchman with an English accent, and I'm a Londoner with a slightly American accent. We talked about moving to Nice for more than 20 years, but the opportunity didn't arise until two years ago, when Joel went into business with his sister here. We miss London, but waking up to blue, blue sky nearly every day makes us happy. We know it makes other people happy, too - which is why we decided to buy this studio apartment with its lovely balcony and share it with our friends - and with others, too. I've been exploring Nice and the Cote d'Azur ever since we arrived, and I really believe it's one of the most magical places in the world!

Suellen Grealy purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Suellen Grealy chose Thiers

We looked for an apartment in the Musiciens neighbourhood because even though it's central and close to the beach, it doesn't feel touristy or overcrowded, the way other parts of Nice sometimes do. It's rare to find a studio with such a big balcony, and we loved it the moment we saw it. The apartment has a calm, airy feel and, quite simply, it's a nice place to be!

What makes this apartment unique

There are several things that make this apartment punch above its weight. First of all, the balcony: it's about 18ft (6m) x 6ft (2m), with sliding doors to the living room and separate kitchen, plus a big sun awning (sunny until mid-afternoon). If the beach weren't so close, people might be excused for spending their whole stay lazing, snoozing, reading, eating and drinking on the balcony.

Secondly, it feels spacious. The living room (with double doors), kitchen and bathroom are joined by a bright hall, which gives it an open, airy feel. Thirdly, it's equidistant between the Promenade des. Anglais and the train station - about 10 minutes' walk from either. By train you can easily get to Monaco, Menton, Cannes, Antibes within half an hour!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved the flat. Everything has been brilliant. I was a bit concerned before we arrived about the sofa-bed, but there was no need as it was amazingly comfortable as a bed let alone as a sofa-bed. The kitchen worked fine for us and we had almost all our meals on the balcony!" Julia Binney, May 2013

"A lovely apartment, good location with everything to hand and the sunny terrace was fantastic." Valerie Thompson, May 2013
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Thiers in Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The modern tiled bathroom has a walk-in shower, and a washing machine.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (STUDIO) Notes on bedrooms: This is a studio apartment, so the main living area, which opens onto the balcony, has a sofa bed. There's also a dining table for two, TV (DVDs only), built in cupboard and chest of drawers.
  • Television
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
CHECK-IN 3pm-10pm CHECK-OUT by 11am Notes on accommodation: The studio is on the 6th floor and the balcony has a sturdy metal railing, but if you are afraid of heights, you may find the views challenging! It is also not suitable for young children. Outside: There is a private 18ft (6m) x 6ft (2m) balcony with wooden table and chairs for four, with a retractable sun awning. The balcony is on the 6th floor. Utility Room: There is a washing machine in the bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: One set of bedlinen and two sets of towels (not beach towels) per guest. The apartment is cleaned before guest arrival, but maid service is not available during your stay. Other: There is an entry hall with full-length mirror.


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(49 traveller reviews)

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Air Conditioned Studio Apartment With Big Balcony
average rating of 4.897959 based on 50 reviews
Kew, London

Clean, compact, modern and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment in a lovely block. The area is quiet yet within easy walking distance of the beach and the town. Such friendly and helpful service from the owner. I cannot recommend this place too highly. Two words of advice - stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great little studio in Musicians Quarter in lovely old building. This is our second visit and it did not disappoint. The studio has a great balcony, kitchen and bathroom as well as spacious bed/living room. The owner has thought of everything you might need for your stay. The apartment is spotlessly clean and contemporary.

The owner also leaves a really useful guide for things to do in Nice and great places to dine.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 16 days, studio was spotless with everything you would need, even a lovely bottle of wine from the owner Suellen on arrival. Central for everything, trains, Buses, Restaurants and beach. Excellent

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Studio,

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just perfekt! beautiful balcony with great view and the studio was just a 10 min walk from the beach. Suellen was great and solved the small problems right away.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Studio with a great balcone

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a week in the end of July at rue Verdi, and it was excellent. The nice flat is located at 6th floor with its big balcony, for us it was great and we enjoyed late afternoons and evenings under the awning. All facilities in the studio was as described and was to our satisfaction, it was well equipped. Internet, AC, cooler, coffee machines etc worked well

The flat is situated in a very nice area and anything needed is just around the corner. ( bakery, shops, café and small restaurants) approx.

10 min walk to the beach, 10 min walk to central station and 15 minutes to shopping centers

We have recommended the place our friends

We will be back

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nice Cote d'Azur
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Tourist ferry
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nice Ville
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Blue Beach
Car: not necessary


The studio is a 10-minute walk from the beach - the famous Promenade des Anglais.


Nice Cote d'Azur airport is a short cab ride away (about 20 minutes); there are also buses from the airport that stop within a five-minute walk from the building. The main Nice train station is a 10-minute walk.


The Musiciens neighbourhood is part of central Nice, easily accessible on foot or by public transport (bus/tram) to most of the city's key points of interest. It is a 10-minute walk to the beach.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The initial part-payment is non-refundable.
Changeover Day Flexible but late-afternoon/early evening arrivals and mid-morning departures please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.