Nice Harbour

To Let

2 Bedroom apartment on the Harbour edge

Nice Côte d'Azur

A second floor two bedroom flat, literally on the waters edge. Post card views and a short walk to the market, restaurants bars etc. Easy access to both rail and bus connections, and only a bus or taxi ride from the airport.

Where the flat is!

70 sq. metres, has two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, leading off a bedroom that can be used as a single, twin or double. All the beds are English Sealey or Myers. The shower room was completely replaced early 2003, and has a large corner shower, new basin and toilet. All finished to a high standard with expensive fittings.

The Kitchen is fitted in oak and includes, sink, oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a table that can seat six and a floor to ceiling window overlooking the harbour.

The living room, is spacious and airy, has two sofas (the larger of which is a double sofa bed), and there are a couple of low tables and a wicker sun recliner. To complete the décor is an 18th century cupboard, a comptoise clock and original works of art. There is a large floor to ceiling double window again with views across the harbour and out to sea in one direction, or inland to the mountains.

The flat has full central heating, and double-glazing. It faces west (good sunsets and afternoon sun) and is the quietest place in central Nice directly on the waters edge. It's also a home, and has good quality cutlery, crockery, glassware and cooking equipment, (and plenty of everything!)

This is the actual view form the lounge!

View from the living room

The flat is on the waters edge overlooking the old harbour with views out to sea. The moorings on this side of the harbour are reserved for the gaily-painted little fishing boats; the large “gin palaces” (and they are large!) are moored on the opposite side. (Roman Abramovich regularly has his one of his mega-yachts here!)

The coast traffic runs along the sea front at Nice, around the Chateau (opposite the flat) along the East side of the harbour and then straight on to Monte Carlo, only local traffic and some ferry traffic uses the road outside the flat on this side of the harbour.

The old town, with its daily market (wonderful) numerous bars and restaurants is reached by walking around the harbour and staying on the waters edge, or by walking around the back of the chateau along a street of antique shops to the back of the old town. Either way is about a 15-minute walk for somebody in average condition.

Thanks to google maps for providing the satellite imagery! You can zoom in and out using the controls on the left side of the image.

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I chose Nice because of its ease of access, for us in the east of England, we fly from Luton or Stanstead, and either get the bus or a taxi to the flat. Both easy to arrange, (Full details in our information pack). Travel by train is also easy with the TGV to Marseilles and then onto Nice, Lastly the Autoroute runs from Calais to Nice, and the journey can be done in one (albeit long) day.
There is short term parking immediately by the flat for 3 Euros an hour, so we suggest if you need to unload luggage, that you park there for a short while, and then seek alternative parking in the streets surrounding the flat, or one of the many multi-storey car parks in Nice.

We will be happy to offer advice on the finer details of travelling.


Situated on the Cote d’Azure, Nice is the fifth largest city in France, and has many art galleries, an opera house and museums. It prides itself on its extravagant festivals and fetes. There is the long “Bay of Angeles” some 7 kilometres long with the airport at one end and the harbour at the other. Some of the beach is pebbles and some sand; there are occasional bars and restaurants on the beach. The market is wonderful, and is open six days a week; the seventh (Mondays) is all antiques. I cannot count the bars and restaurants, many of which offer fantastic value for money, a 15 Euro menu including wine is not unusual. Again I have a list of recommendations, including a Michelin starred restaurant, a fish restaurant, and a vegetarian restaurant all on the harbour side, very close to the flat!

Weekly letting rates for 2009 :

July 4th to Sept 4th
Sept 5th to Oct 16th
Oct 17th to Oct 23rd
Oct 24th to Dec 19th
Dec 20th to Jan 1st

Payment is requested at least two weeks before the date you wish to stay.

Nice beach
Due to the quality and value of the fixtures and fittings, the above rates are for a maximum of four people, No children or pets, and sorry NO SMOKING. We reserve the right to refuse to let at any time.

There is a deposit payable of £100, in addition to the above, refundable upon return of the keys, and the flat being vacated as it was let.

The deposit will be forfeited if the occupancy is exceeded, or if people smoke in the flat. Our cleaner visits the flat after every occupancy, and will report breakages, etc.

Please contact me to discuss bookings & availability :

Alan Carter
Marrs Leather Shops, Cambridge.

Mobile 07801 462028
Daytime office tel. 01223 327826

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