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Le Douzy on the French Riviera
Le Douzy on the French Riviera
6 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
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Le Douzy is a two bedroom, one bathroom, first floor gem in the heart of old Nice. Built in the 1700's, it has all the charms of an old Niçois apartment but was refurbished in 2013 by the previous owners and then renovated and re-decorated in 2017 when we bought this place. Close to shops, restaurants, historic churches, galleries, bars and colourful history.

You can read reviews about this listing before the recent change of ownership here:

The space

Le Douzy is perfect for 4 people but could accommodate up to 6 people.

Le Douzy is special because it's located in the heart of it all without the inconveniences of a typical tourist destination. You'll live among the natives, able to do your market shopping at the Cours Saleya and take a morning dip in the Mediterranean, while also being able to visit the small food shop around the corner for those forgotten items or buy a fougasse for lunch from the local boulangerie. All are literally between 30 seconds and 5 minutes away from your doorstep. The building is secure and protected by a main door .

Not next to the t-shirt or tacky tourist shops, but some of the best restaurants in town. Le Bistrot d'Antoine, for example, recommended by the Michelin Guide as "the hearty bistro cuisine, with some southern French accents, that has foodies hooked" is just down the path from the apartment.

It's just a quick walk to the easy to navigate Tram network which will take you in all directions, including the Place Masséna, the Palais de Congres, or even the central train station from where you can easily hop on a 20-minute train ride to Monaco for the day, or the beautiful village Menton.

Unfortunately, there is still no air conditioning in the apartment after the renovation as we could not find solutions to overcome technical and regulatory obstacles... (old building, condominium rules, laws against altering the front face of a building in the historic center, etc)
The good news is that the average temperature in summer is around 24°C (~75°F) and the fans in both bedrooms are usually enough at night.

Guest access

- The flat is strictly non smoking.
- The flat is on the 1st floor the French way, which is one level above ground level. Like most Old Town apartments, there is no lift in this building.
But the stairwell is spacious and makes the access easy.

- High-speed Internet (fiber-optic)
- Television (living room) with a wide variety of TV channels and USB connections (bring your own videos)
- Chromecast available through the ISP's Android TV set-top box

The apartment is beautifully furnished and has all the modern appliances needed to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

- Open kitchen (stove, oven, dishwasher, pots & pans, etc.)
- Double glazed windows
- Iron/Ironing board
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Hair dryer
- Convertible leather beds
- Hotel luggage racks
- Large Italian style shower, with built in bench
- Full size refrigerator
- Bright living room with two comfortable sofas, and coffee tables
- Bed linens and towels are naturally included

We offer the following sleeping configurations:
- Master bedroom sleeps two people: Queen bed (160x200 cm)
- Second bedroom sleeps two people with two configurations (a or b):
a) Queen bed (160x200 cm)
b) two Twin beds (80x200 cm)
- Living room sleeps two people: two convertible sofas that turn into somehow unusual size beds (110x180 cm) - comfortable but these are probably best for children or young adults.

Sorry, but smoking and pets are not allowed inside the apartment.

Late check-in / Check-out
Please note that check-in after 8pm must be requested prior to booking and, only during the months of July and August, includes a 30 € surcharge and can only be accommodated until midnight. Thank you.

Late check-out and luggage storage can be arranged dependent upon availability.

Interaction with guests

We would be happy to show you around the neighborhood and go the extra mile to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Other things to note

- if you are a light sleeper, you might want to bring your ear plugs (just in case!), especially if you are staying over a weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) or the night before a public holiday AND if you are sleeping in the master bedroom. The second bedroom is very quiet.

Not suitable for people:
- seeking a very quiet place (although the apartment is located in a quiet area of the old town, it is still in the heart of the city!)
- having trouble climbing stairs (no elevator)
- travelling with large and heavy luggage (no elevator)

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Extra people £23 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £55
Security Deposit £367
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM

We only ask that you respect the apartment as if it were your own.
Sorry, but no smoking, drugs or pets are allowed inside of the apartment.
- Before the check-out, please tidy up a bit the apartment, do the dishes and take the trash outside if the bin is full.
- Please be respectful of other residents of the building.
- Check-out before 10am
- Check-in from 4pm but no later than 8pm (unless previously approved)
- No parties, no overnight guests without previous approval

Late check-in / Check-out
Please note that check-in after 9pm must be requested prior to booking and includes a 30 € surcharge and can only be accommodated until midnight. Thank you.

Late check-out and luggage storage can be arranged dependent upon availability.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Unfortunately there is no elevator in this old building and the apartment is on the first floor the French way, which is one level above ground level.
Potential for noise - The area is very central and lively so it's not the most quiet place of the city, especially on Friday or Saturday nights or before a holiday.
No parking on property - There are no parkings in the building but you can park your car in the nearby public parking (200m away - about 30€ per 24 hours)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

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36 Reviews

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Theresa User Profile
September 2017
Very central place. Nicely decorated with all of the necessities. However very noisy because it is in the middle of the city.

Matt User Profile
August 2017
Brilliant place in a fantastic location. 2 minutes on foot from the seafront and the market. We had a really friendly welcome to an apartment that really feels like a home from home. Everything adds up to a great stay! Would really recommend!!!

Lucy User Profile
April 2017
A beautiful apartment right in the heart of the old town. Extremely comfortable, with everything you need. We will definitely be back!

Yifan User Profile
April 2017
Celine and Charlie are both nice people who always try to make us feel comfortable during our trip. Their house is very warm and clean which is a good choice to live in. Hoping another trip in Nice in the future.

James User Profile
February 2017
The apartment was easy to find and very close to some good restaurants if you arrive tired and hungry. Charlie met us and was very helpful, an experienced airbnb host with a very easygoing manner. The apartment was spacious and very clean and felt very secure. We would definitely stay there again.

Richard User Profile
October 2017
Charlie was great, with a handy list of info about restaurants and shops nearby. The unit is beautiful and very well appointed. We had a great time being able to walk to anything we wanted to do or see.

Sarah User Profile
October 2017
The appartement is ideally located next to restaurants, boutiques, bars, Promenade, transports... Celine & Charlie are very nice, available and provide the best food adresses and help you to discover Nice. They will do their best for you to remember your stay. The appartement is charming and equipped like home. Might be a bit dark during the day and noisy at night but all appartements in Vieux Nice will be. We will go back!

Nice, FranceJoined in June 2015
Céline & Charlie User ProfileCéline & Charlie is a superhost.

Nous avons vécu en Asie pendant de nombreuses années: l'Indonésie, le Japon, puis enfin l'Australie.
Ces expériences nous ont donné le gout des rencontres et nous serions ravis de vous accueillir à Nice et de tout faire pour que vous y passiez un agréable séjour.
A bientôt!

We spent many years in Asia: Indonesia, Japan and Australia.
These experiences gave us the taste for meeting new people and we would be very happy to welcome you in Nice and to make sure you enjoy your stay .
See you soon!

Languages: English, Français, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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