This lovely 2-bedroom bourgeois-style apartment, located in a typically old Nicoise building, is in a great location with fantastic views over the Port and Chateau of Nice. From here you can enjoy the many cafes, shops and restaurants of the port and old town, or just sit and watch the world go by from your balcony!
Approximately 88 sq metres in size, and totally refurbished in 2012, it’s on the second floor (with lift) and comprises of large entrance hall, spacious living/dining room, an independent kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a small balcony. Air conditioning units in the bedrooms keep it cool in the hotter summer months.
It’s very well-placed to discover the whole of Nice, plus the beautiful neighbouring towns of Villefranche & Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Monaco.
It has a maximum occupancy of 4 people (plus baby) and would be perfect for a small family or group of friends, who wish to be in Nice and all it has to offer.
Living room: good size, with lovely wood parquet flooring and great views over the port! Furnished with modern sofa, coffee table, television (French) & DVD player, large dining table & chairs plus an antique sideboard, and French doors opening up to a balcony. There’s also an office area in one corner with Wi-Fi.
Kitchen: independent and well-equipped for cooking & dining with oven, ceramic hob, extractor, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, small washing machine, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board. There's also a small dining table and 4 chairs here. Recycling facilities.
Bedrooms: two good bedrooms, both with double-glazing for sound insulation and air conditioning for cooling; the master is at the front with great views over the port, double bed (160cm wide), fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom. The second is at the rear overlooking the courtyard, with twin beds (80cm each, placed together), carpeted, table and chairs & fitted wardrobe.
Bathrooms: both newly-appointed, fully tiled and sparkling clean. The en-suite has an over-bath shower, double washbasins and WC. The independent shower room off the hall has shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. Heated towel rails. Hairdryer available.
Outside: from the living room there’s a small sunny balcony with 2 chairs and sun canopy – just enough to perch yourself, catch some sun and watch the world go by! There’s no parking space here but a car really isn’t necessary. Some free parking can be found on the surrounding streets and there are public pay car parks in the port.
Swimming pool: not available here, but then you do have the beaches and sea on your doorstep!
Internet: connection is available here for your laptop via Wi-Fi.
Telephone: landline not available here - sorry.
Baby facilities: it would be necessary to take your own travel cot, or please ask regarding a local hire company.
Winter heating: is by central heating radiators and included in the rental cost. This property also has air-conditioning in the bedrooms.
Gas, electric & water: all included in the rental cost.
End-of-stay cleaning: has been priced separately, so that if you are staying for more than 1 week you are not paying for it more than once. It is 85 Euros and is paid directly to the owner.
Bed & bathroom linen: for the three beds and four people is included.
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 on arrival. Alternatively it can be made in advance with JDV by way of a credit card. This will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: is normally a Saturday; however the owners may be flexible outside of June to September inc.
Long weekend stays: may be possible- please enquire..
Pets: some will be considered, please enquire.
Smoking: is not permitted inside this property – sorry (balcony is OK).
About the local area
Local shops and boulangeries can be found just 200 metres away, a supermarket 500 metres and restaurants & cafes directly downstairs on the quay front! You also have a great selection of restaurants to choose from in the nearby old town of Nice. There is a great choice of shopping in the department stores, the designer shops and gift shops of Nice.
Local markets are held in Nice and Villefranche. The most well-known is held 900 metres away in the ‘Cours Saleya’ in Nice, adjacent to the old town, and offers an array of olives, flowers and fresh produce. There is also an antiques market held here on a Monday.
Sporting activities in the area are abundant– there is sailing, diving, fishing, water sports, jogging and rollerblading along the Promenade des Anglais, and of course the beaches. You are also in very close proximity to the mountains and hills of the Alpes Maritimes region here, which makes walking and cycling very popular.
Beaches can be found just 500 metres away at the ‘Plage de la Reserve’ and right along the Promenade des Anglais 900 metres away. From here you can enjoy the sunshine glittering on the azure blue waters of the Med, watch the many boats crossing the ‘Baie des Anges’, and see the planes and helicopters coming in and out of the airport.
The ski stations of Greoliere, Valberg, Isola 2000 and Auron are between 1 and 2 hour’s drive away if you fancy a couple of days winter sports!
Getting around is very easy from here. You have the bus and train services, which have a great network along the coast and further inland - the nearest bus stop is 300 metres away and Nice Riquier train station is also within walking distance. A car is really not necessary here.
Sightseeing is endless; you have the historical old town of Nice; the restaurants and yachts in the port of Nice; a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais; the views from the Chateau of Nice; the Museums of Art in Nice; the animals & plants at Parc Phoenix; the charming Mediterranean towns of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer; the zoo and coastal walk around Cap-Ferrat; the perched village at Eze; the casinos and port of Monaco; and the Italian border town of Menton. It is also possible to cross over the border to experience the flavour of Italy!
Other entertainment includes shopping, the casinos & nightlife of Nice, boat trips, cinemas, wine tasting, helicopter rides, or just good old relaxing on the beach!
Excellent, and as a returning guest, I would suggest this was evidence enough! :-) View over harbour was the best feature. Air conditioning is not very effective - Mr J from Belgium, June 2021 (2nd visit).
We love the location in The Port the apartment is spacious and sunny, and very quiet. We loved sitting out on the front balcony looking out onto the yachts and watching the glorious sunsets. We have stayed in Apt Azalee on four visits and are pleased to say we`re already planning our dates for 2021. The Location in the Port is superb, with great views across to the tree-covered hillside opposite. There are several excellent bakeries and supermarkets nearby, and the new tram-line runs from the port direct to the airport in only 30 minutes. We cannot think of any improvements by Joie de Vivre we have always been very pleased with the professional, courteous and friendly service we have always received from Paul and Sandra - Mrs G. from West Sussex, Feb 18 (4th visit).
goed ingericht appartement, keuken met vele faciliteiten, mooi uitzicht winkels en restaurants in de beurt, goed unshutbaar vervoer. Translation: cozy well furnished apartment, kitchen with many facilities, nice view shops and restaurants in turn, good public transport - Mr S. from Netherlands, May 19.
L´appartement est merveilleux et dans un trés bon endroit (the apartment is marvellous and in a great location) - Mrs W & Mrs F. from Germany, Oct 18 (3rd visit).
The best feature of the accommodation were the French windows looking out towards the harbour. A beautiful apartment, amazing location. We really enjoyed our stay there. Air con could be improved. - Mr F. from London, August 18
Sandra met us at the agreed time, the apartment is in the prefect location with great views. Perhaps as returning guests a bottle of wine for our arrival however that is a small suggestion. We enjoy staying here and cannot think how it could be improved. We had a great time and we are considering a visit again next year. Thank you - Mrs C from York, March 18 (2nd visit)
We were pleased with the apartment and especially the location. The Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town are an easy 15 minutes walk away. We found an excellent restaurant, "Jan", in Rue Lascaris, and, for great oysters: Cafe de Turin, in Place Garibaldi. The apartment is bright and sunny and spacious, with a balcony off the living room to catch the sun. Paul, the UK agent who handled the booking was most professional and efficient. Sandra, the local agent, met us to hand over the keys and was charming and helpful throughout our stay. We told her about a few minor problems: a dining chair with unsafe back legs a table lamp with a faulty connection the TV & DVD did not work. These did not at all affect our holiday enjoyment. All in all, we were happy to have chosen this apartment and we look forward to staying again in the future - Mrs G. from West Sussex, Feb 18.
Excellent. The accommodation and location were excellent and couldn`t have been improved. Beautifully presented and furnished, clean and in a great location. We loved it. We had wondered if it might be noisy but it isn`t at all. There is a row of great restaurants below so you can have dinner in a different one every night and be on your doorstep at the end of the evening. Easy short walk into the old part of Nice. Sandra was helpful and very pleasant. - Ms N. October 17
Très très bien. Appartement très bien situé, tel que la description, bons restos à proximité. À conseiller, situation idéale Très propre et accueil chaleureux Très professionnelle - Mme B, from Canada, Sept 17.
We just returned from a 4 night stay in the Apartment Azalee in the Port of Nice. The property is perfectly located right on the port and just a few minutes walk to the main beach in Nice and the "old city." The flat is very spacious and well furnished, and Sandra was very easy to work with. Air conditioning is limited only to the 2 bedrooms, so if you`re coming in summer be prepared to be warm inside during the day. Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much and could not have picked a better location being without a car. - Mrs F. from the USA, June 17.
We were very satisfied with the property and sufficient information was supplied- Mrs W. from Nuenburg, May 17 (2nd visit)
Lovely apartment, very light and cool. Good location with supermarket and restaurants nearby (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs T. from  LONDON, September 2016.
We had a splendid time in Nice and it was hard to find fault with the apartment.  Sandra met us on arrival and showed us how everything worked, then left us to get on with things.  Needless to say the flat was beautifully clean and met all our expectations.  She showed up on our departure as promised and it took no time to finalise things and get going.  She is a very competent soul.  I pointed out a breakage (a vase), which had occurred before our arrival (you can`t check everything on arrival obviously) and hopefully there will be no arguments over this - there was none from Sandra! The lift up to the 2nd floor is perfectly ok but it would I think be very difficult for a wheel chair user to get in or out. The weather at that time of the year can be changeable and it was, but it did not spoil the holiday in any way.  The apartment is ideally situated for restaurants, shops and other facilities - and the view across the harbour was magical.  There is a lot of work underway at the north end as a tram terminus is being built there.  This will probably go on until 2019 but it has hardly any impact on the surroundings or one`s enjoyment of the apartment - Mr K. from Moray, Oct 2016.
It`s our opinion that this apartment occupies one of the best positions in Nice. Great apartment the only drawback is sheets and towels not included in price. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mr M. from Co. Down, September 2016
Top quality accommodation, great location, very quiet and comfortable. Joie de Vivre offer a helpful and professional service, all in all cannot see how they can improve. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Miss F. from West Midlands, August 2016
Azalée is very refined apartment facing the gate of Port de Nice which means watching everyday ferries and passengers and dreaming about all this later when you leave this apartment I.e We r now one month away from our stay in this apartment and till now we can`t forget the nostalgic ferries picking and dropping passengers to Corsica .the apartment is furnished with refined taste and classy .The service of Paul till the start of our stay and of Sandra during our stay was perfect .Paul and Sandra are professionals and they are mastering their work . The building is old and very charming with walking distance to promenade des Anglais and old Nice . The apartment has no Parking and we parked our rental car at port Lympia and it is better to reserve a parking via Sandra who can advice you in this respect .voila - Mr & Mrs G. from Lebanon, July 16.
Amazing! Perfect location and apartment, everything you could ask for in an apartment and more. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr L. from Mid Glamorgan , July 2016
very good (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr R. from Thailand, June 2016
Good except the dishwasher needs to be repaired or replaced. Even following the instructions only worked once in a while. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mr B. from USA, July 2016
Very well maintained with lovely view. Aircon could have been more powerful. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mr H from Hemel Hempstead, July 2016
Spotlessly clean (probably the cleanest apartment/hotel room I`ve ever had), spacious, nicely decorated and furnished (with all the appliances and kitchen equipment you could want), perfectly located (for Nice and attractions along the coast), and beautifully positioned, with balcony overlooking the marina. Ten out of ten! (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr K from Colchester, May 2016
Excellent location with a beautiful view.  (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mr M from Arab Emirates, April 2016
great location, spacious, bright, and very nicely decorated, everything you needed for living in nice for 2 weeks. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs C from North Yorkshire, March 2016
Lovely apartment. Excellent views over port. Very clean. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs S. from Swindon, December 15
The apartment is excellent spacious, elegantly decorated, clean, and in the perfect location- walking distance to old town/beach/ bus stop to Monaco/shops/restaurants! Sandra, the local rep is so helpful and accommodating our request. Thank you! (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr H from Kenley, October 2015
Excellent. Very happy with everything (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr H. from Canada, October 2015.
Elegant accommodation in great location. Living-room would benefit from air-conditioning or at least a fan (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs M. from Overijse, July 2015.
Very pleased . Don`t think the website did justice to apartment. It was much nicer than it looked (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mrs O. from Worcestershire, June 2015.
Lovely comfortable, light and airy property which was well equipped. Great views and Sandra was very helpful (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs M. from Argyll, May 2015.
The accommodation was lovely. As advertised and in a beautiful part of Nice (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied  Dr Y. from Vancouver, BC, April 2015.
Excellent. Very clean and comfortable and spacious (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs H. from Hertfordshire, March 2015.
Very good,lovely apartment harbour side with fab very tastefull fixtures & fittings (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr W. from Wiltshire, March 2015.
Superb (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied, we have used Joie de Vivre on a number of occasions and the service just gets better - Mr P. from Inverclyde, Oct 2014 (4th visit).
......it was very enjoying for us and comfortable for my 18month old son (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr O. from Turkey, Sept 14.
Start to finish, excellent! (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs P. from Canada, Aug 14.
We stayed just under a week at this well equipped apartment. It was very comfortable and clean for our party of 4 adults. The location really couldn`t be any better! A beautiful view over the marina and walking distance to the old town and many restaurants. The restaurant `Le Marlin` below the apartment was great. This is also a perfect location for buses and trains to visit towns along the riviera. We didn`t hire a car and didn`t miss it. The airport bus dropped us 5 mins walk from the apartment and worked well to and from the airport. A well stocked supermarket is a few mins walk from the apartment. Sandra met us when we arrived, was friendly and gave us all the info we needed. We went by bus to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu Sur Mer and Monaco. Caught the train to Cannes. All recommended! We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment or booking through Joie De Vivre who made the whole process very easy. . We look forward to returning to Nice and staying here again in future.(How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs W. from Herts, July 2014.
Super accommodation (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs S. from Denmark, July 14.
It was a super nice apartment, where we were greeted by a smiling Sandra, who told us everything we needed to know. Everything lived up to our expectations, and the apartment had all the modern conveniences, and everything worked perfectly. All in all a wonderful experience and we can highly recommend Joie de Vivre that complied with all agreements and always gave quick response to our emails. Many thanks to our contact Paul.(How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied, everything was perfect - Mrs A. from Denmark, June 2014.
Excellent site, very easy to access all transport and a supermarket nearby. Lovely view of the port. The flat is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. The downsides were: a thin, hard mattress on the double bed and insufficient pillows (JDV: the owner has confirmed there are two pillows per bed). (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs B. from Bristol, June 2014.
.......brilliant (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr F. from Cavan, June 2014.
It was great, really nice, clean, spacious and up to date, all positive, had a wonderful time and the apartment was brilliant, really great, Sandra was great to deal with too. I have attached my friends email to the feedback form as he was impressed to and will probably use your services in the future. Thanks again Paul  (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr S. from Durham, May 2014.
Excellent. Exceeded expectations. Spacious, clean. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied, it was a lovely property and bigger than I had imagined, all beautifully clean too.  Sandra met us and was very helpful.  It was a great week, we`ve spent several great holidays in that area and it never fails to please! - Mrs L. from Hampshire, May 2014.
....very satisfied you could add the information that the street is very calm. only the dish washer did not work well (now been fixed) How satisfied were you with the property ? Very Satisfied - Mrs S. from Germany, March 14.
very good size, equipment, position, owners representative Sandra was very helpful (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr M. from Glasgow, Oct 13.
Our holiday was really great and we had a beautiful stay !! Sandra was very nice and friendly and gave us good tips for going around. wunderfull location and big appartement. Great stay for enjoy the city and around (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Miss P. from Germany, Oct 13.
.....the apt was fantastic, good fitout, comfortable beds, great view, close to everything, good meet and greet person - Sandra (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs H. from Australia, Sept 13.
First class (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr P. from Inverclyde, Oct 12 (3rd visit).
We had a lovely stay in Apartment Azalee and the situation was great.  We thoroughly enjoyed the Port life, day and night. Thank you for your help in arranging our holiday, it was everything we hoped it would be. - Mrs C. from East Yorkshire, Aug 13.
Lovely apartment. Very well equipped. Owner`s agent very helpful. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs D. from Gloucestershire, June 13.
...comfortable spacious apartment with everything we needed. as previous visitors to Nice, we thought the position excellent (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied. We will definitely book with you again we found you professional but friendly,with a personal touch, thank you for your help and consideration. we will give your site details to our friends  - Mr & Mrs E. from Gwent, May 13.
.....lovely apartment - very bright and spacious, comfortable, everything we needed. Rep was very helpful and friendly. Will definitely stay here again. Highly recommend it to friends. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs K. from Ireland, Oct 12.
First class in all respect. Joie de Vivre are an excellent operation...............experience was excellent (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr P. from Inverclyde, Oct 12 (revisit).
The accomodation suited our needs very well. Clean,spacious,in good order ,good location (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied. Paul answered all our questions and was very helpful and informative - Mrs G. from Durham, Sept 12.
Beautiful apartment in a great location with all mod cons (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs H. from East Yorks, Sept 12.
Good but not quite up to expectations 1. seating in lounge not good. Sofa took two with third person sitting with legs stretched out because that part was head of the sofa bed. At least one other easy chair required. 2 Toilet in main bathroom not suitable for overweigt or limited person as wc space so squashed. 3. 1/3 lounge space wasted by vast dining room table with 6 upright chairs all covered with cream tailored calico. Unusuable. Would even French owners use it? 4. Agent ok. Helpful. Her English and our French sufficed. Good holiday. Above comments are meant to be helpful. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mr M. from Tyne & Wear, Sept 12.
Overall very good. only negative point is the lift which was incredibly small and couldn`t fit the children`s stroller. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Satisfied - Mr B. from London, Aug 12.
A delightful, spacious property with fabulous views over the port. We had a marvellous holiday thanks. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr H. from Middlesex, Aug 12.
Apartment Azalee is a beautiful oasis from the hot and hectic pace of Nice. Very well located in the port with a beautiful view over the water and boats. Easy access to trains and buses to go up and down the cote d`azur and into Nice itself. The apartment is immaculate and has everything you could possibly need. We very much enjoyed our glass of wine on the petite veranda overlooking the port.There is nothing additional that Joie de Vivre could have done to improve the holiday experience. Paul responded to our inquiry immediately and answered all our questions. He went out of his way to accommodate our needs. Sandra is delightful and full of useful information about Nice. She also went out of her way to meet us at the property later than expected which we very much appreciated. (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mrs W. from New Zealand, 4 weeks in July 12.
The accommodation was if possible above first class, the apartment was of a very high standard immaculate condition and spotless in every area, not that I was wanting too but impossible to find fault. Joie de Vivre would find it difficult to improve on my family’s experience, everything about the holiday was fantastic so much that we are considering returning within the next 9/10 months. I would be delighted to speak on behalf of both Joie de Vivre and apartment Azalee as this was an experience that will remain with this family for a long time. I wish the company all the success in the world they deserve it and thanks again (How satisfied were you with the property ?) Very Satisfied - Mr P. from Inverclyde, Jun 12.