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Seafront Luxury:Stunning Views

Certificate of Excellence 2014
  • Loft / Penthouse luxury apartment by the beach
    Loft / Penthouse luxury apartment by the beach
    Loft / Penthouse luxury apartment by the beach
    The Terrace - Looking towards nearest beach
    Vast open plan dining / kitchen / living area
    Mediterranean Light floods into the large rooms
    Palace at the Mediterranean's edge
    Property description
    Condo/Apartment – 
    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
    Occupying almost the entire top floor of an old palace, this magnificent open-plan penthouse / loft apartment is completely unique. It is in the heart of the charming and unspoilt old town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, yet it is quiet, extremely spacious, and exudes luxury. Perfect for four people or a couple, but can if necessary accommodate up to six + a baby, by arrangement with the owners.

    The large terrace offers a stunning view of what's renowned as one of the most beautiful bays in the entire Mediterranean, while inside the apartment offers the ultimate in comfort. An added bonus is that very few people know the loft even exists. It is invisible from below or above; an idyllic hideaway. Yet is is only moments from the beach, all the great local walks & scenery, and of course the...
  • Amenities & details
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Blender
    • Books
    • Cots:(1)
    • Dining Seats (6)
    • Dishwasher
    • Double Beds:(3)
    • DVD Player
    • En Suite Rooms (1)
    • Freezer
    • Hairdryer
    • Highchair
    • Internet Access
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (7)
    • Microwave
    • Ocean Views
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower Rooms (1)
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Terrace
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • TV
    • Washer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Additional amenities & feature info
    Large picture windows (with shutters) allow the beautiful and invigorating Mediterranean light to flood into the loft-style interior, with its luxury fittings; the fully-equipped Italian designed kitchen, the 'Moroccan' area, the cosy seating and dining areas and the atmospheric bedrooms, all set off by local and Mediterranean art and cooled or heated by an efficient air conditioning system.

    For added entertainment there is a large Plasma screen, with English speaking satellite TV (BBC & ITV footprint just reduced to the French Riviera; we are working on that) and a DVD player.

    The apartment is best suited for 4 guests. However, since there are two double beds in the large 2nd bedroom, it can accommodate 2 more if desired; possibly children. A screen (provided) can be placed...
    Listing #HL53190 by: Holiday Lettings
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  • Property location
    Car not needed
    How to get there
    Airport: Nice Cote d'Azur: 8.7 mi
    Railway: Villefranche sur Mer: 0.2 mi
    Ferry: Nice: 3.4 mi
    Regular flights from major UK and other European cities to Nice, with BA, Easyjet, Air France etc.
    Eurostar + TGV is another rapid option
    From Nice airport there is a regular bus service (express or standard) into Nice, and regular buses or trains from there to Villefranche. Negotiate if taking a taxi; it shouldn't cost more than 40 Euros.
    The property is a 5 minute walk from Villefranche railway station (although too far away to hear the trains), or a 10 minute walk down the hill from the main bus stop.
    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 mi.
    Nearby cities
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English first
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
person found this review helpful

Travelled with friends for a couple of special birthdays. Chose the loft as the photo's were impressive and the location looked perfect. On arrival it was great to see the photo's did the apartment justice and we weren't disappointed. The location had great views out over the bay and has easy access to the numerous restaurants in Villefranche and the... more

Gail L
Bellevue, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
people found this review helpful

This was our first visit to Villefranche and this rental was the perfect place to stay. Although there are two bedrooms it was only my husband and me but the size was great - and definitely comfortable if we had 2 -3 additional people with us. Kate the owner was very accommodating in arranging the reservation and Molly the manager... more

Management response:

Many thanks for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. With regards to the terrace, we have had many families with young children staying with us over the years, and there has never been a problem. For the large part the wall is high, except where there are stairs up to the sun deck.... more

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Melanie B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
people found this review helpful

A seasoned traveller to the french riviera - I have long been enchanted by the pretty fishing village of villefranche sur mer with its particular unspoilt charm and character, quietly nestled as it is between the popular resorts of nice and Monte Carlo - and having just spent two weeks chez Kate at #502 le palais de la marine, I... more

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Listed since : Mar 2008
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