View from the front door and the work station areaView from the main bed. Smelling fresh croissant from downstairs


Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Great new central air conditioning unit:)

The space

This apartment is perfectly located to enjoy the vibrant city of Nice. It’s at the center of the “vieux nice” which means “old town”. The old town is connected to the beaches (5 minute walk). Unlike other villages, this old pedestrian is not a relic for tourists. Its actually an alive maze of artisanal shops, various daily markets and fantastic restaurants (be sure to get our recommendations). All you need to do is stumble outside and drift through the streets to be entertained. During the week there is a vegetable market and a fish market. A typical summer day for me consists of slowly putting together a local organic lunch. I usually get fresh seasonal produce at the market (place Massena), then to the spice shop, wine boutique (rose is a must for hot afternoons), then to the fish merchant. The fish merchants get their catch from the Nice bay, and you can see the fishermen out at night. Other days I’ll grab some hand made pasta and stop by the antique market. Everything is walking distance in this pedestrian zone. Summer afternoons can be spent lounging around with the windows open, letting the vibrant street sounds and frequent street musician music fill the apartment. You can smell when the fresh bread is ready at the boulangerie downstairs (amazingly open 7 days a week). You can see the end of the french Alps from the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom windows. Two blocks up is a mile long stretch of small art galleries. The same street turns into a mini LGBT neighborhood at night. There are at least a dozen nightclubs walking distance, and well as hundreds of café terraces to perch and people watch. Shopping is endless and there are many bargains. There are no chain stores in the “Vieux Nice” (Gap, Bennetton etc…) which I love. If you are feeling less lazy, you can catch a bus to Monte Carlo. We complete every stay with a visit to the Cousteau’s Oceaonographic museum in Monaco, as well as the Matisse museum up the hill. Italy is 3 freeway exits away. We go have dinner near the village of Andora, on the Italian Riviera, and have the best pasta dishes for cheap. The tram way that connects to the international train station is a 2 minute walk away, as is the bus stop that links you to the other sea side villages.
We love the crowd in Nice, they are very unpretentious and colorful. If you are looking for the Jet set this is not the city for you. Try our Cannes apartment (see other listing).
Downside/upside: It is a 4 floor walk up. This means you can have an extra croissant and a great backside, but it is a hike up the stairs! We spent months here –with a baby- but its not for everyone. Also, the beaches do not have sand, but thick flat rocks. The bay is amazing to swim in, but you need sandals to tolerate the rocks. I swim out 15 minutes and look back while floating on my back in the ultra salty Mediterranean and am always awe-struck. At night the beach turns into a massive 20 something hang out and pick up spot.
As you can tell we love this apartment. Its perfect for a couple. It’s a grand adventure with a baby. It sleeps 4 (2 couples) comfortably, except there is only a half wall separating the beds. Depending on how you see it, this is a good or bad thing!




The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $113
Security Deposit: $309
Weekly Discount: 13%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

I need your arrival time and phone number within a week of your arrival. You must we willing and enjoy climbing the 4 flights of (website hidden) pets or smoking. Sleeps 4 but only a half wall separates you.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise
No parking on property
Amenity limitations - no stove, just large toaster oven.

Cancellations

Strict

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Availability
4 nights minimum stay

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Johanna User Profile
September 2016
Stayed here for 5 weeks. Everything was good except the apartment was not really clean in my eyes (floor was really bad and also the windows because of birds...). Location is superb, but be aware that it is loud in the night. 2 min to the beach. Bathroom is very small but okay. Kitchen also okay. Aircon was only medium well working. But in combination with the fan okay. Would recommend it.

Jennifer User Profile
June 2016
Natacha'a place has an AMAZING location in the old town of Nice. There is a bakery right beside it that we went to every day, and there are hundreds of great restaurants just minutes away. The beach is a 3 minute walk away, with stunning views (and she also has 2 seat covers for the rocky beach in her apartment). We had the most amazing week and it was very nice to have a working kitchen and clean place to stay in after a day of sightseeing. There is also a mountain to climb about 5 minutes away with a great view. I didn't mind the noise or the climb to the room since we ate so much and drank a lot of wine so it was a nice workout. The bed is very comfy and the room has nice new windows that block out the noise (Ac and wifi included). The washing machine was also very useful and she even left some books that we could read on the beach, and a guide for Nice. We also did day trips to Monte Carlo and Antibes which are not far and both beautiful. Overall amazing stay here and I would recommend it to anyone!

Stef User Profile
October 2015
I was in Natacha's place for a month and I liked it very much. The old town is the place where to stay in Nice, the apartment is very cozy, bright and actually bigger than it looks in the photos, I felt welcomed from the very beginning. Upon arrival I broke the keys into the front door lock. I used a temporary lock for my all stay and Natacha was very honest and nice saying that I wouldn't have to pay for the broken lock since it was old. The wifi wasn't working properly and there was actually no window frame in the bathroom but I'm sure they took care of it now that it's colder. Natacha is very easy to talk too and always replies to messages. I would recommend Natacha's apartment to anyone who wants to have a great time, feeling and experiencing the real Nice and live it as the locals do. I would definitely go back!

Sissi User Profile
July 2015
The House is centrally located and clean. Natacha has been really nice but unfortunately she lives in the USA so getting in touch with her has some timing problems. The House is quite noisy because the center of the town is overcrowded. I had a problem with the air conditioning but the woman that manage Natacha's flat never came to fix it so the temperature was super high ( Last floor). I recommend it if you are looking for a super central flat and you don't care about noise, hot temperature and 4 floors without the lift.
Natacha User Profile
Response from Natacha:
Hi The AC break down was unfortunate during the heat wave. We are installing a much more robust central system at the moment. The guest manuals clearly states who to contact locally since I travel so much. Communication isn't usually a problem. The listing also emphasizes the 4th floor and the vibrant neighborhood. I do recommend keeping these in mind when planning your visit. This is a place you go to to live like the locals and to stay up late enjoying city life and get inspired creatively and romantically. Its not a spa retreat. :)
July 2015

Julia User Profile
July 2015
Our flight was delayed so there was no one to meet us when we arrived, but we were able to call Natacha's friend Roxana, who came straight away to pass on the key and get us set up. The apartment was incredibly well located, as described, in a great neighbourhood in old Nice. It was lovely being so close to shops, restaurants, the market, coffee shops, etc, and we didn't mind the stairs. The downside for us was the heat - the air conditioner was not set up when we got there, and we had to dig around for one of the pieces required to get it working. It was also either missing the proper drainage component, or we just couldn't find it, but regardless, we had to manually empty the water from it every time we used it. After about 4 hours of air conditioning, it would then shut off automatically and we would have to empty it again. We were in Nice in the middle of the heat wave, so the apartment was steaming hot and the AC was a pretty crucial element. Overall, we were happy with our stay, and felt the apartment was great value for money in a perfect location - we would recommend it for someone on a budget coming to Nice, but if you're looking for something with more to offer than the basics, it would be worth spending a little more money to be totally comfortable.

Adam User Profile
June 2015
We meet Natachas friend who meet us up in time for check-in who was really helpful. Perfect apartment for couples who wants to explore Nice and surroundings. close to the beach and a lot of restaurants next to the apartment. A bit noisy in the night, but i guess whole old-town are. We really liked the apartment and would definitely recommend it!

Alistair User Profile
June 2015
I enjoyed this little apartment. Actually, it is not as small as it seems: the bedroom and living areas are joined to make a nice long room, and the kitchen with dining table is quite large for an apartment in old town. With windows in every room, the wind makes a good breeze. The mattress is solid. Natacha was extremely considerate and helpful. When the wifi went out for several days (the provider's fault), she even offered to reimburse me for buying a mobile hotspot (I decided to keep the hotspot, since it will be useful elsewhere in France or at other times in Nice). The only possible alert for the next renter is that the streets are noisy outside, even at night - this is the center of Old Nice. Fortunately, the windows are double or triple glazed, which cuts the sound well. Still, I used earplugs to sleep. The 5 flights of stairs don't bother me - I enjoy the exercise. I hope you enjoy it as I did.

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Natacha User Profile

Scientist (biologist) and photographer. (URL HIDDEN) I've been coming to spend my summers in the south of France since I was a baby, and am very familiar with all the different ways to enjoy the region (as a kid, party/debauchery teenager and now a mom). I currently live most of the year in San Francisco and can appreciate glitzy glamor and grungy fun.

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