Nice holiday rental apartment in the Cote d'Azur
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||61 square meters|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Beach, City, Resort|
Description from the owner
1 bedroom self contained Nice terrace apartment for holiday rentals with a sea view sleeps up to 3 people, and is next to the sea and beach on the Promenade des Anglais. Be close to other surrounding local attractions, including cultural events - Nice Jazz Festival, museums and tourist attractions.
For the opportunity to experience the cosmopolitan decadence of the Cote d'Azur, then look no further for your holiday rental accommodation in Nice. We can place you at the heart one of the chic-est French Riviera resorts and top attraction of the beach and Promenade des Anglais.
Our elegant 1 bedroom sea view terrace apartment in the t...Read more
Nice holiday rental apartment in the Cote d'Azur
Nice, Provence, France
Additional Location Information
Our holiday apartment to let is located on the Promenade des Anglais on rue Massenet. Rue Massenet is a small street with the beach at one end and the pedestrianised area of rue De France at the other. It is a short walk to the main square of Place Massena.
Place Massena holds events like the Nice February Carnival celebrations, the Christmas Village and ice skating rink, magnificent fountains, silent tram system, Art festivals, gardens. This square is constructed in the Italianate style with arch-ways and shops, cafes and is like little Rome.
The apartment is at the edge of Vieux Nice (Old Nice), filled with the aroma and sounds of all things Nicoise including the Flower Market any many traditional religious and historical celebrations in the square of Place Rossetti.
Nice arrival and travel to Holiday rental flat
Travel by sea from Nice apartment to Corsica, Italy or St.Tropez from Port Lympia which is minutes from our holiday apartment. Port Lympia is surrounded by splendid Italianate buildings and is a haven for cruise-ships and pleasure boats.
Arrival by train to Nice by the high speed TGV train. Nice train station is not far and gives easy access to Monaco and all parts of the Riviera, stretching from Cannes to the Italian boarder. Nice is considered to be the most mythologized stretch of the Mediterranean coastline, attracting plutocrats, princes and entourages.
Because of its clear sunlight and vivid colours, Nice drew a new breed of travellers in the form of painters, followed by jet-set chic and film stars, musicians and millionaires. Nice is where modern tourism started.
Bus travel costs only 1 euro for traversing the Alpes Maritime region. Busses are comfortable, air-conditioned and reliable. The bus station (Gare Routiere) is minutes from our holiday rental apartment where you can get to Antebes, Grasse, Eze, Isola 2000 or even Barcelona and Portugal.
Local Nice holiday rental apartment attractions.
Our Nice holiday apartment offers a beautiful sea view, a large terrace, soft sounds of people talking in nearby cafes, smartly dressed people coming and going from the hair dressers, families taking a short cut through to the beach - life, peace, and tranquility.
You have the option to step out round the corner to lively restaurants and out door cafes, with street entertainers trying to impress. You can watch high rollers gamble in the Casino Rhul and it is all within seconds to our very convenient holiday rental apartment in the centre of the Carre d'Orr, Nice.
Photographs of our Nice holiday rental apartment
Our holiday rental photographs show things exactly as they are with the sea view being exactly as shown on the photographs. However, there are limits to what photographs can reveal and we feel that the photos do not do justice to the "atmosphere" of this lovely apartment. You just have to come and find out for yourself.
None of our photos are contrived, we just snapped at random when we saw something and Cristal clear light of the Mediterranean did the rest.
Holidays in our Nice holiday rental apartment
Our holiday apartment is ideally located for those seeking to exercise the option to relax on the beach or take in the foreign sights and sounds of Nice and its natural beauty.
Access to all forms of public transport in Nice is no more than a 3 minute walk (to the Promenade des Anglais for the Airport bus) or 6 minutes to the bus station (for buses to Nice, Grasse, Cannes, Monaco and all over the Alpes Maritimes region) or a 10 minute walk (or tram ride in 2 minutes) to get the train to Menton or Italy for a day trip.
This self catering apartment in Nice is a perfect base for travel and exploration of Nice and the Cote d'Azure in general.
Vacation in the Nice Cote d'Azur
If any part of the world deserved its title, then the Cote d'Azur (Blue Coast) is one such region. The morning sea is blue, the sky is blue and a one week vacation in Nice will evaporate the blues you may bring with you from work or other pressures.
Your mind will clear and you will formulate a plan to sort things out. We hope our holiday apartment will assist. We hope you will return to this apartment or one of our others with friends to share your vacation experiences with them.
Cultural history of Nice holidays.
William Shakespear wrote: 'If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work; and nothing pleaseth but rare accidents'. The great man was wrong here because playing and working on the Cote d'Azure and especially, Nice continues to give me great pleasure throughout the year. Thus, a one or two week holiday will be heaven.
Holiday rental apartment Winter holiday breaks.
A city break is often associated with a cheap deal in a hotel in Northern Europe. This need not necessarily be the case with the high standard of our self catering holiday apartment in Nice South of France. Easy Jey leads the way for the cheap flights and you can be in warm Winter sun in under 2 hours for a one week stay costing under Â£400.
Nice is a living city and so does not shut down for the Winter like some smaller towns and villages along the Cote d'Azur coast. Nice is lively at Christmas, New Year and for the 2 week February Carnivals. Then there is Easter and it all kicks off again.
Self catering rental opportunities in Nice.
Nice has limited space for new building developments to increase the housing stock. Much of the land is under restricted planing access for new buildings and the height of any new buildings must conform the the 5-storey limit of pre-existing buildings in Nice. This preserves a human feel about this living city by the sea, but rental property is limited.
In general, holiday rental property investors who purchase in Nice are advised to remain within the boundaries of the Old Town to the East, Boulevard Gambetta to the West, and Avenue Clemenceau to the North. Therefore most of the holiday rental opportunities will follow the same pattern for availability.
Place Massena square in Nice is considered to be the centre-piece of Nice and much money is spent on keeping its beautiful fountains, gardens and distinctive red Italianate 17th century buildings in good order. Rental property here is rare and so there is a price to pay if you can rent a holiday apartment on Place Massena in central Nice.
Place Massena is in the highly priced area known as the 'Carre d'Orr' which includes the area running from the Negresco Hotel on the Promenade des Anglais down to Place Massena and back North only as far as Boulevard Victor Hugo. This area ends to the East of the fantastic pedestrian avenue Jean Medicin.
Our holiday rental apartment is right in the middle of the Carre d'Orr and has the added bonus of being a quiet cul-de-sac street on the Promenade des Anglais. Therefore this apartment gets the best of both worlds in terms of its ideal location.
All the factors mentioned make this apartment an ideal holiday rental apartment opportunity for anyone seeking a terrace and sea view and quietness.
Location Type Beach, City, Resort
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$150||$150||$451 - $1,058||$3,812||1 night|
|Jan. 18 2012 - Feb. 16 2012
Winter sun breaks
|Feb. 17 2012 - Mar. 5 2012
Nice Carnival Season
|Mar. 6 2012 - Mar. 31 2012
Pre Spring break
|Apr. 1 2012 - Apr. 30 2012
Easter Spring break
|May. 1 2012 - Nov. 3 2012
Summer high season
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Nov. 4 2012 - Dec. 17 2012
Early Winter break
|Dec. 18 2012 - Jan. 3 2013
Christmas New Year
|All Other Dates||$150||$150||$1,058||$3,812||7 nights|
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- Damage deposit - $228 / stay - Security Deposit
- Additional guests - $76 - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
- Cleaning fee - $0 / stay - Other
- Tax rate - 0% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
discount for full payments received for bookings at least 4 months prior to arrival.
discount for bookings over 3 weeks.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
When should a letting agent find a new career
We were venturing away in January after a very busy Christmas period in the catering company, so were looking forward to a break for a week as a treat.
I approached the search for an apartment in the same way I have for the past 10 years, got many responses and chose 1 that seemed perfect for location, price and facilities. I sent a deposit and expected a reply confirming this. It didn't arrive and I then had to chase to check it had been received, in all 3 emails before finding out that all was ok. It was simply that my emails went unchecked as the money transfer would have been instant as it was within the same bank company.
Then came the time to send the balance, I did this in the same way as the deposit but again had no reply about its receipt. I sent 3 emails again over 17 days before I got a reply. By this point in the booking we were getting anxious about it as it was all very unprofessional.
The only positive email we received was one stating we could have the apartment from 11am which was when our flight landed, this was a bonus as it gives you time to settle and make the most of the day left.
The final straw was only 24 hours before our flight out to Nice when we got an email saying
"I have just discovered that you were offered the apartment 1 rue alexandra Mari when it had already been reserved" !!!
The deposit had been received in cash for it and he didn't know who it had come from or who it was for, - surely when someone puts cash in your bank as a business dealing with lettings its your job to check and make sure you find out !! There was no apology for the mix up or the hint that he had made a mistake.
The agent said we could have an alternative apartment or our money back, with 24 hours notice how is this a solution? We obviously had no option and so had to take the alternative. It was further from the old town with views, facilities and space that didn't match the original apartment.
When we arrived in Nice we were indeed met as promised and given a tour of the apartment. Still no apology though for the mix up. We found that there was only 1 key as previous people have stated and they stayed there in 2011 - surely it's not that impossible to get duplicate keys or fobs.
Also the bath had a hand held shower attachment which is not a pleasant way to shower or necessary, as a curtain is easy to attach with a wall fixed shower.
Our feeling is that he knew it was double booked all along but rather than give us time to find an alternative of our own accord he left us no time and so got 2 of his apartments occupied.
We enjoyed Nice and overall the apartment was fine. I would however, never book if I see the same name as a property manager on another property in the future because the ability to deal with customers is completely missing and I don't earn money to go away to feel stressed and undervalued. If comments left by other people regarding this company are also true they should take notice and consider getting a professional company to deal with their properties
Response from James Dunhill - 01/29/2013
I am sorry to read such a severe review against myself and can only apologize for any diplomatic failures on my part and, as mentioned to these guests on arrival, the shower curtain is a matter which was to be dealt with and has now been dealt with.
The couple never requested 2 keys, and I simply mentioned the reason for the need for me to return before they left on their departure day to collect the apartment key. I explained it was very difficult to obtain an second door fob from the Building Managers.
I refunder the deposit within one day of departure. The alternative apartment is, in my view, in a superior position to the Place Massena apartment having a sea view and the furnishings are of equal quality.
On looking back at our communications, I leave it to other to decide if I am professional and whether my communications are efficient or not:
5/11/12: Enquiry received
6/11/12: Reply made
6/11/12: Guest's e-mail extract : "Many thanks for your email confirming the availability of the appartment, it was very informative".
7/11/12: Reply to guest confirming I will watch out for the payment.
8/11/12: Guest confirms deposit payment made.
12/11/12: After weekend, guest asks if payment received.
14/11/12: (2 days after weekend) guest asks again if payment received.
15/11/12: Deposit received and confirmed to guest ( 4 days after payment made excluding Saturday & Sunday). No name given next to the payment, but because not many payments were being received, it was easy to deduce who was the payer.
16/12/12: Guest was 10 days late in making the final payment and wrote: "Sorry for the delay, however i am writing to advise that i have transferred the balance of £198 and £100 to cover the remainder of the costs for the hire of the appartment in Nice and also the refundable deposit".
23/12/12: Guest asked for confirmation of receipt.
24/12/12: Reply to guest stating that receipts would be confirmed once funds appear in account.
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR, like others, I visit family ie, off work.
January 2013 - I have to ask guest for bank details as there is no record of her name in the bank accounts as having paid - I write to guest: "I received several unnamed payments over the past week. Can you confirm that this payment is yours as I am sure it is, but one never knows for certain in this business where several properties are marketed for the exact same rental rate:
17 Dec 2012 Transfer from **26/*****912 Credit 16 December 2012 £298.00 "
03/01/13: Guest writes: "Yes this is the transfer I have made".
07/01/12: Guest writes: "I am writing to just let you know that our flight arrives in Nice on the 18th January at 10.15..Please can you let me know the time we will be able to enter the appartment and also the arrangements for collecting the keys."
08/01/12: I write to guest: "The apartment can be prepared early for your arrival although the cleaners often ask for extra payment to expedite the clean as they turn up extra early. I will arrange for something to accommodate your early arrival".
16/01/12: I write to guest" I have just discovered that you were offered the apartment at 1 rue Alexandra Mari when it had already been reserved. The money had been paid in cash and, as such, we have no idea who has made the payment nor do we know for which apartment the payment has been made. I have received an e-mail from the Australian guest who paid ahead of you advising of his arrival time on Friday the 18th January. When I searched his e-mail address, he had indeed asked if he could pay in cash during his stay in the UK and we answered in the affirmative. However, many people say they will make a payment and do not, but if they do we can see their name next to a bank transfer, but not a cash payment.
In the above circumstances, I have managed to secure a lovely alternative apartment which you can see on the web link below. However, if you wish for a full refund, please advise asap and I will make the transfer back to your account. All I require are the following details:"
No reply was received from guests who arrive at the new address and were met on time as promised. No complaint made about the apartment on being shown around. No mention of being unhappy in any way. I should have apologized for booking error, even though it was not my error (other booking agents are also used). I was pleased that the guests were happy with the alternative apartment and saw no profit in upcasting the booking error.
There are large (professional) organizations who double book on flights, hotels, conference rooms etc, etc. It happens because no matter how professional we may think we are, we are nonetheless human and subject to error. I cannot apologize for being human, and, as a professional, I believe I am as good as any other as can be seen from the e-mail exchanges. Again, I am sorry for any unintentional upset caused as I am not a bad person.
Property Manager needs to work on his people skills
My husband and I first stayed in this apartment for 2 months in January and February of 2010. The location is great! We specifically asked if the kitchen would be well enough equipped for a 2 month stay as we like to cook and would be eating in more than eating out.
We were assured that it would most definitely meet our needs. Well, we don't require a chef's kitchen but we do require more than one very small pot, and a small frying pan. There were only a couple of small cereal bowls, 4 dinner plates, 4 knives, forks and spoons, 2 wine glasses and only 3 mugs for tea or coffee. When we asked the manager about this not being suitable for cooking meals for us and any friends we might have over he replied that the apartment was for a" holiday letting and not for entertaining people and cooking gourmet meals. Most people who go to Nice eat out." We reminded him that we rented this apartment on his recommendation that it was a fully equipped kitchen. We ended up buying a few things for the apartment and he finally did pick up a few more things and it was great.
After 2 weeks he also brought around an extra bed sheet. He insisted that there were 2 complete sets of sheets and if not then I should get up early and wash them and hang them to dry and they would probably be ready by bed time.
Internet access was another problem. He said that it would be available and after waiting for a few days it was. That was great.
I know it sounds crazy to say that we needed help to change the light bulb but it was in the main hall with 12 foot ceilings and no window so very little light coming in and no step ladder to be able to reach the fixture. That too took about a week and when he finally did come he realized that the only way to change it was to move the bureau under the light and stand on it and change it. Obviously it hadn't been done before because he didn't have the right kind of special light bulb. Another few days passed and then we had light. All was good.
After all was said and done, we enjoyed the apartment and felt that our requests were reasonable and would only help other guests. I just don't think one should be made to feel an unwelcome nuisance by the property manager who is there to represent the owner.
We ended up going back the following January of 2011 thinking that everything would be good. James said that there was someone else who wanted it for the first week of January but he could move them to another apartment and confirmed that we would have the apartment for the month of January. Life was good until I emailed him just before we left and he then told me that he didn't get our deposit in time so we would have to stay in a different apartment for a week and he assured us it was just lovely. Well, it wasn't but what could we do? It was only for a week. The supposed wifi that he assured us was there wasn't. He kept saying that he didn't understand wifi and we could just go to MacDonald's and pick it up for free there. I told him again as I had the year before that even though I was away, I needed wifi for my business. That's when he told me that these were holiday apartments and not for people to work in. We ended up having wifi for 10 out of 30 days for which we paid an additional 25 euros. C'est la vie.
The real kicker though that has prompted me to write this review is that he told us we were lucky to get the first apartment for a week as it was going to be undergoing major renovations but he had them halt so that we could stay there. Lovely. After our first hour in the apartment, we turned on the water in the kitchen sink and the tap was just not connected to the counter and just flopped around. We lived with that and didn't mention anything about it to James because we just presumed that it was part of the renovation.
Wrongo! After waiting a whole day for him to call to say the other apartment was ready we finally made the move and were ready to get on with our time. Unfortunately he only had one key for the apartment so it made going out separately a bit tricky. Left the key under a bush outside many times so one of us wouldn't get locked out if we got home before the other. MacDonald's was just around the corner when the wifi wasn't working.
The clincher came when James called to say that he had us pegged wrong because we had broken the kitchen tap and hadn't had the decency to tell him! No No James! It was like that! We didn't say anything because we thought it was part of the reno and you must have known! Oh no...we were the bad guys and it was going to cost him 100 euros to have it fixed. He then went on to send nasty emails and proceeded to tell us that even though the owner had more money than he could ever spend or that we would ever see, he would still be upset at having to repair the kitchen sink and James would probably have to incur that cost because he hadn't taken a damage deposit from us.
All in all, the apartment is good and the location is great. I would recommend it. The issues we had were with the property manager. After telling us he was a former litigation lawyer I guess it makes sense that his people skills and customer service skills wouldn't be quite what one would expect in this situation.
Response from James Dunhill - 01/29/2013
This is a "review" amounting to :
1. The guests for more bowls - already there were 4 bowls, but the guest wanted "soup" bowls as well as "breakfast" bowls. I did not know there was a difference. I purchased 6 colored bowls (exactly like the breakfast bowls) and she was happy.
2. The guest asked for more cooking pots and these were also purchased for her.
3. I visited the apartment to fit a light bulb in the hallway which already had two other sources of ceiling light. I offer 24 hour help for "emergencies", which does not stretch to fitting a light bulb, but I did it with no complaint or resistance.
4. The internet became an issue because of the volume of files the guest wished to down load. This is a holiday apartment with holiday facilities and does not offer a business facility for working from home as seemed to be the need of this guest.
5. This guest was very exacting as can be seen in the review. It was therefore highly suspicious for us to have arrived at the apartment on her departure to find the kitchen tap hanging like a limp flower off its mountings which were also missing. The guest would NEVER have put up with for her stay and, as with the request for the light bulb, would have been on to it like a flash. But nothing was said at all during the stay. The plumber also said the fact that the mounting was missing meant someone had disposed of it. The guest did not pay for a new tap but refused to acknowledge she had anything to do with it. It just grated with me that she thought me so dumb as to believe her story.
6. The guest tries to belittle the Agent because he was a litigation lawyer - this is rich coming from an Estate Agent. Both hated professions but, in the UK, we lie just above the Estate Agents on the public's hit list.
7. It seems the harder one tries, the more one is attacked. Perhaps we should resort to sending keys in the post and leaving guests to get on with finding the place, letting themselves into the building, finding the apartment door and dealing with any issues that arise in the good old tradition of Self-catering. OH hum.