Rare property in Villefranche sur Mer - one bedroomed apartment with bright and incredible sea view, located on the top floor of a small residence on the seafront of the “Corne d’Or”.
Approximately 40m2 in size and fully air-conditioned, it comprises large living room, fully-equipped open-plan kitchen, one bedroom, shower area, independent WC and roof terrace solarium. Free parking is available nearby.
Within close proximity of a supermarket and bus stop, it’s ideally placed to visit the towns of Villefranche, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, the city of Nice and their beaches.
It has a maximum occupancy of 2 and would be perfect for a couple, looking for a base from which to tour the whole Cote d’Azur.
Living room: large air-conditioned room with sofa, TV (French) and fabulous views from 3 picture windows, out across the bay and Cap Ferrat.
Kitchen: open-plan and equipped with fridge/freezer, small dishwasher, oven, microwave, hob and washing machine.
Bedrooms: one large air-conditioned master bedroom with bed 160cm wide, large cupboard and again the breathtaking sea views.
Bathrooms: one shower area open to the bedroom, plus an independent WC just before the living room.
Outside: you have exclusive use of the building’s roof solarium, with sun loungers (accessed outside the apartment). Possibility of free parking on the pavement (depending on availability) or at the viewpoint 100 meters away.
Swimming pool: not available here, but you do 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 70 Euros and paid upon arrival.
Bed & bathroom linen: priced separately to give you the option to take your own. 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 200 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 can be found about 25 minutes’ walk down in the town of Villefranche and an Intermarche supermarket just 5 minutes along. 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.
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 30 minutes away (downhill) at Les Marinieres, which is a sandy bay around Villefranche. It’s good for swimming, has 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!