A breath taking location in the heart of Old Town, in an 17th century former Italian palazzo. Spectacular, spacious layout. Only a short three minute walk to the beach, the Promenade and Cours Saleya. 3 gorgeous, large rooms, every modern comfort.
A breath taking location in the heart of Vieux Nice, high up in a former Italian palazzo from the 18th century with a spectacular layout right in the middle of the Old Town, only a three minute walk to the beach, the Promenade des Anglais and Cours Saleya.
The spacious 3 room apartment (64m2) full of character has been completely renovated in high quality. Fresh, tranquil and light, It faces out over a quiet side street and inner patio, on the third floor, with a cool organic bistro café downstairs. The spectacular Cathedral Sainte Reparate and Place Rosetti just around the corner, you couldn't be in a more awe inspiring location with countless art galleries, restaurants and boutiques all around you.
The apartment will host 4 persons comfortably, the living room couch transforms into an additional bed for a guest, if needed.
All rooms have very large double glazed windows, access to free High Speed Internet, loads of power plugs, comfortable mattresses and hotel quality pressed crisp white cotton sheets and fluffy pillows for restful sleep. You'll need it, Nice is only second to Paris with the impressive number of Museums, Art Galleries and cultural events!
Kitchen - contemporary modern with wooden top, high quality appliances, Nespresso Coffee machine, dishwasher, oven, toaster, french press cafetiere, stainless steel kettle, a large fridge and all the quality cookware to cook a gourmet meal at home. Great Wine and Champagne Glasses for the afternoon Apéro after a day at the beach.
Living Room - large flat screen TV, DVD player, bluetooth & AirPlay Speakers, laser printer, diner table, convertible sofa for an overnight guest
The historic Rue Benoit Bunico will lead you in a very short walk straight to the gorgeous beach at the Baie des Anges and famous Cours Saleya with its antique and flower market and the large al fresco open air dining street. Discover hand made pasta shops, local soap manufacturers, olive oil vendors, pubs, bars and nightclubs mixed with French locals living peacefully in this maze of cobbled narrow streets. Simply follow the street a few short minutes to walk directly to beautiful Beach Castel Plage, or go the opposite way to the green park Promenade du Paillon.
You will be very conveniently located next to a legion of bakeries, grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and cafés. However, the Old Town's charm and ambience may not be for everyone. There are a few downsides to staying in the city's ancient heart. The ancient Italian palazzo from 1795 where Opal is located does not have a lift, the apartment is located on the third floor. Normally no problem as the open staircase is wide, but I like to give a clear picture before you arrive. Remember, this is a residential area is where people live and work. You may hear the garbage collectors rumbling through the narrow streets early in the morning from the master bedroom (the shifts and times vary, but the street cleaning can be noisy!) or people making their way home from a night out on Weekends of pub nights. While one bedroom faces the side street, the other bedroom faces the indoor patio and is completely quiet.
This is a gay friendly apartment and neighborhood.
Staying in the Old Town will make you fall in love with its bohemian spirit. Exploring it should be high on your list of things to do when you visit!
I will do my best to accommodate an early check in or late check out if needed, yet this depends on the arrival of the next guests. Please do note that a check in after 9PM has a surcharge of 25€.
Guests will have the complete Apartment privately. Please do respect my personal items stored in a locker.
Interaction with guests
While I try to be on location whenever possible to meet & greet personally, I do have a brilliant ground manager to help me out should I be out of town, to look after guests.
There is a lovely organic bistro downstairs outside for guests who enjoy smoking as the full apartment is strictly non smoking. You'll be living in an ancient historic building, please be respectful with the property and neighbors. While I do have incredibly nice and caring neighbors, I want to make sure you respect their sleep by taking loud parties to the pubs out in the streets where they belong. The Old Town Vieux Nice may seem like a gorgeous movie set, but please remember that people live and work here! Thank you!
Normally, there are a variety of spices, olive oil and basic incredients in the kitchen. Please help yourself, it's lovely if you do stock back up.
Please remember to bring out your trash before checking out (There is a trash collector behind the building free of charge) and put back dishes and furniture. Should anything break during your stay (it happens and it's no big deal) I very much appreciate a quick heads up message to me so that I can get the item replaced.
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I'm a Performance Artist, Stunt Double and Aerialist from Zurich, Switzerland. Living out of a suitcase for the largest part of my year makes me appreciate comfortable living away from home - I've become somewhat of an expert in what makes a home enjoyable, practical for travelers and comfortable. I love the south of France and I'm always happy to rent out my places for great guests. I'm a pseudo adventurer, with a passion for exciting Jungle hikes, dangerous waterfalls, mythical ruins, chic cities and a never ending desire to discover uncharted territories. Then again, I appreciate fluffy pillows, comfortable beds, crispy white Egyptian Cotton Sheets and showers with steamy hot water. I'm a passionate scuba diver and I love to cook hotter than hell Thai Curry Dishes. I've lost my spicy taste buds while eating one of those thai beef and glass noodle salads on a street vendor in the north of Thailand.