This traditionally Provencal two-bedroom, two-bathroom detached house with air-conditioning and private parking is located in a great spot in the centre of Villefranche-sur-Mer, within walking of all shops, restaurants, beach and train.
Approximately 92 sq metres in size and set over two levels, it comprises living/dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, independent WC, pretty gardens, upper-balcony and parking. The property is entered via front door on the upper floor, where there's the bedroom with shower room & balcony, then the rest of the house and garden can be found downstairs.
Ideally situated to visit the nearby, sandy beaches and port, it’s also well-placed for the train station for the neighbouring towns of Nice, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Cap Ferrat and Monaco.
With a maximum occupancy of 4 (plus babies) it would be perfect for a small family or two couples, wishing to be in town and near to the sea.
Living room: good-size, with lounge furniture around fireplace, dining table & chairs, large TV (cable), air conditioning and double doors out to garden.
Kitchen: semi-open to living room and well-equipped for cooking with oven, gas hob, hood, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge and freezer.
Bedrooms: on lower-floor, one with double bed (140cm wide), wardrobes and doors to garden. On upper-floor with king bed (160cm), armoire, ensuite shower room, TV, air conditioning and doors to terrace.
Bathrooms: on lower-floor, original with over-bath shower, washbasin and independent WC, then on upper-floor new with ensuite shower, washbasin and WC.
Outside: lovely garden (quite overlooked), planted with Mediterranean trees & flowers, table & 4 chairs, barbeque and sun loungers, accessed via living room and lower-floor bedroom. Upper-floor bedroom has sunny south-facing terrace with small table & 2 chairs. Secure off-street parking available immediately outside the front door for 1 or 2 cars.
Swimming pool: not available here, but you do have the beach on your doorstep!
Internet: available for your devices via Wi-Fi.
Baby facilities: necessary to take your own travel cot, or please ask regarding local hire company.
Winter heating: included in the rental.
Electric & water: both included.
End-of-stay cleaning: priced separately so if you’re staying more than 1 week, you’re not paying more than once, it’s 150 Euros and paid upon arrival.
Bed & bathroom linen: priced separately to give you the option to take your own (or in case the number of people in your party is less than the number of places). If you wish to hire these, they’re available for 25 Euros per bed for linen and 10 Euros per person for towels, paid upon arrival.
Taxe de Séjour: in France it's usually necessary to pay this (tourist tax) and it's calculated based on the number of people in your group and the time of year you stay. Under 18's are exempt. We will advise you of the tax due at the time you make your reservation and how it is to be paid.
Damage deposit: the owner requests a damage deposit of 500 Euros by way of credit card, made with JDV in advance of arrival. Refunded at the end of your stay less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: is flexible
Long weekend stays: not possible here sorry, minimum 7 nights.
Pets: not accepted here, sorry.
Smoking: not permitted inside, sorry.
Supplementary services: additional cleaning may be available upon request
About the local area
Local shops restaurants, boulangeries and supermarket can be found very nearby on foot. There’s a fantastic array of restaurants, you can either dine along the quay-front whilst watching the boats bobbing around on their anchors; or amongst the maze of tiny streets in the old town - there’s something for every budget and taste. In the town’s yacht marina, you’ll also find other cafes & restaurants.
Local markets are held in the old town square, on the main road through Villefranche, and also in the Cours Saleya in Nice approximately 3 km away. Here you can choose from a colourful selection of fresh fruit, veg, olives, fish and local produce. They also hold a ‘Brocante’ market (flea market) every Sunday where you can buy all sorts of artefacts and ornaments.
Sporting activities in the area are abundant – being near to the sea, fishing, water sports, sailing and swimming are a favourite; you will also find tennis nearby and golf courses further a field.
Beaches can be found approximately 500 metres away in the sandy bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer. It’s good for swimming, has cafes and restaurants for refreshments, and from here you get great south-facing views down the bay to the open sea. The cruise ships also drop anchor!
The ski stations of Valberg, Isola 2000 and Auron are between 1 and 2 hours drive away if you fancy a couple of days winter sports! You are also in close proximity to the mountains and hills of the Alpes Maritimes region here, which makes walking and cycling very popular.
Getting around is very easy - you have the local bus network on your doorstep and the train which runs along the coast (Nice to Monaco to Italy) stops nearby at Villefranche-sur-Mer. A car is not required at this location.
Sightseeing is endless; you can take the coastal path which runs around the old Citadel ‘Fort St-Elme‘ to the old town square. Villefranche is a beautiful 14th Century town set in one of the Cote d’Azur’s most charming natural harbours and overlooking the exclusive peninsula of Cap Ferrat. Wandering through the warren of evocatively named tiny streets, broken up with steps, you get occasional glimpses of the sea. The houses are painted in a rainbow of Mediterranean colours. Apart from Villefranche, you are also ideally placed here between Nice and Monaco to visit the most famous places on the Cote d’Azur. To the east there is St Jean-Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, the medieval hilltop village of Eze, the principality of Monaco, Cap Martin and the town of Menton at the Italian border. To get there, you can choose on which of “Les Trois Corniches” you would prefer to drive and take in the spectacular sea views. To the west you have the coastal towns of Nice, Antibes and Cannes. Further inland you can visit the delightful towns and villages of Vence, St Paul-de-Vence, Valbonne, Biot and Mougins.
Other entertainment includes the water theme-park at Marineland near Antibes; the Old Town of Nice; The Promenade des Anglais; the Port of Nice; the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on Cap Ferrat; casinos and shopping in Monaco; helicopter rides from Monaco; yacht marinas in Villefranche, St Jean-Cap-Ferratt and Beaulieu-sur-Mer and much, much more!
Lovely, quirky, quaint, cool downstairs and sunny balcony upstairs. Amazing garden. Great situation in town. Great for holidays at any time of year - Ms W. from Stirling, April 23.
My family and I stayed at this house for almost two weeks, and we really enjoyed the stay. The house is well kept and clean, and it is very comfortable for a family of four. In addition, the air conditioning worked quite well, which is important during the warm Cote d`Azur summer weather. Walking to the old town and the beach was easy, but do be prepared for a hike up the hill when returning to the house (the house is situated toward the top of the hill, just the topography of the town). I would easy stay here again and I hope I have the opportunity again sometime - Mr C. from USA, July 2022.
Lovely two weeks. Perfectly situated in a quiet spot. We had everything we needed in the house. Particularly enjoyed having the outside space. A very restful time - Mr G. from UK, June 22.
It was great! Nothing to complain about. Could update garden furniture, table and chairs. Location and feeling were the best feature of the accommodation - Mr G. from Sweden, July 21