At the heart of the port of Villefranche-sur-Mer in a lovely neighbourhood, this stylishly designed 2 bedroom apartment has an unforgettable view of the Port de la Darse and over to Cap Ferrat.
Approximately 80m2 in size and located on the 2nd floor (equivalent to 3rd, with lift), it comprises a beautiful living/dining room, fully-equipped open-plan kitchen, large south/east facing terrace, 2 bedrooms, study room, shower room, independent WC and parking within a private garage.
Within easy walk of the citadelle and beautiful old town of Villefranche - with its many winding streets, shops and markets - the apartment is also close to the town’s sandy beaches, quayside restaurants and train station.
It has a maximum occupancy of 4 people (but 5th upon request) and would be perfect for a family or group of friends, wishing to be near the sea & beaches and the city of Nice.
Living room: bright room with modern open-plan kitchen, furnished with sofa, coffee table, large TV (English channels), dining table & 4 chairs, it has two sets of doors opening on to a sunny terrace.
Kitchen: very stylish and well-equipped for cooking & dining with oven, microwave, electric hob, hood, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso and washing machine.
Bedrooms: two in total, both situated quietly at the rear. Master bedroom with king-size bed (160cm wide) and the other with two singles (90cm, placed together make kingsize) and both with wardrobes. The apartment crosses the building, so a lovely sea breeze can be enjoyed if the windows are left open front and rear.
Bathrooms: one contemporary shower room, also with washbasin and bidet. Plus one independent WC.
Outside: south east-facing terrace with table & chairs and super views over the port and sea. For parking one garage, available with supplementary payment of 60 Euros/week or 180 Euros/month.
Swimming pool: not available here, but you have the lovely beaches nearby.
Internet: Wi-Fi available for your devices.
Baby facilities: necessary to take your own travel cot, or please ask regarding a local hire company.
Winter heating: included in the rental.
Electric & water: both included in the rental.
End-of-stay cleaning: priced separately so if you’re staying more than 1 week you’re not paying in duplicate. It’s 100 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 20 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 500 Euros, made in advance of arrival with JDV by way of credit card. This will be refunded at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Changeover day: is flexible.
Long weekend stays: not possible here sorry.
Pets: not permitted here sorry.
Smoking: not permitted inside (terrace OK).
About the local area
Local shops restaurants, boulangeries and supermarket can be found on foot in the town. 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 port directly outside 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 300 metres away at Plage de la Darse and also in the sandy bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer. They’re good for swimming, havw cafes and restaurants for refreshments, and you’ll get great south-facing views down the bay to the open sea. The cruise ships also drop their 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 Citadelle ‘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’re also ideally placed here between Nice and Monaco to visit the most famous places on the Cote d’Azur. To the east there’s 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” 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!