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Paul Miller

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, french, spanish, Able to understand written Italian and Portuguese

Apartment with spectacular sea view fronting the Promenade Des Anglais in Nice

20 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Les Baumettes holiday apartment

Luxury air conditioned 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with panoramic sea view

The apartment is on the first floor of the distinctive Vague Bleue building on the Nice Promenade des Anglais with its own balcony offering a stunning panoramic sea view of the famous Baie des Anges.

Across the road is the Bambou Plage Beach Bar and Restaurant where you can lunch or shower after a quick swim in the sea or hire a deckchair for an afternoon nap. It also has a children’s play area.

Nothing symbolises Nice more than the Promenade des Anglais. This 3km-line of south-facing apartments runs along the wide public beach from the Radisson Blu hotel all the way to the Negresco hotel. Just north of here is the Carré d’Or, the city’s ritziest residential zone, and Place Massena, the geographical heart of the city.

Although within walking distance to the Place Masséna and the Old Town, there are buses along the Promenade or Avenue de la Californie to get you there in minutes, or a nearby taxi rank if you prefer. The local area also has a number of restaurants, bakeries, patisseries and supermarkets.

Whilst the airport is only a short taxi ride away, the 98 airport bus stops almost outside the apartment, as does the 12 bus to the main Nice railway station with fast access by TGV to Provence, Paris or Italy. Other buses will take you to Cannes, Antibes, Cap Ferrat or Monaco along the coast, or up to St Paul, Vence or Grasse in the hills. There is no need for a car as the Nice transport system is one of the best and cheapest in Europe.

A stone’s throw away are two of Nice’s most interesting art museums, the Musée Des Beaux Art, with its large collection of Dufy and Bonnard paintings and the Musée de L’art Naif with its unique collection of works by painters such as Rousseau and Grandma Moses.

Renovated three years ago, the apartment is fully air conditioned with double glazing and electric shutters ensuring a peaceful night's sleep.

There are two large bedrooms, one with a king size double and the other with twin beds. Each room has a large double wardrobe with drawers and a large built-in cupboard with shelves. Bedroom 1 is ensuite.

There are two good sized bathrooms, both tiled in Italian travertine and both with a Grohe shower cubicle, heated towel rail, back-lit wall mirror, magnifying shaving mirror, hair-dryer, basin and toilet. Additionally the second bathroom has a bath with hand shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dish-washer, washing machine, oven, hob and microwave.

The apartment has Wi-Fi to all rooms, a Sony HD television with Blu Ray player and surround sound Hi-Fi and a wide choice of satellite TV to include French, German, Italian and British channels.

Additionally, guests have special access via a private corridor to the Palais Doria building behind, where there is an excellent patisserie and coffee shop on the Avenue de la Californie.

The Palais Doria is a fine existing example of Belle Epoque architecture, and next door to the apartment at 139 Promenade des Anglais you will find an example of pure Art Nouveau fantasy by architect Charles Marius Allinge, one of Nice’s most famous buildings, the Villa Collin-Huovila.

Whilst Cannes may steal the limelight with its glitz, few places can compare with Nice for atmosphere. The Old Town is endlessly fascinating with its warren of small streets, some taking you back a hundred years whilst others offer a spoilt-for-choice array of gourmet restaurants and specialist food shops.

The streets of Nice are in themselves a museum or gallery, and on display is some of the best French architecture of the last three centuries.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul Miller (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, french, spanish, Able to understand written Italian and Portuguese

About Paul Miller

I am a photographer and video editor who has retired from running a TV post-production company in central London.

I have now invested in two apartments in central Nice to enable me to enjoy the wonderful climate, food and scenery that the Côte D'Azur offers.

Paul Miller purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Paul Miller chose Nice

Nice has a microclimate with more sunshine during the winter months than any other place I know close to the UK. It is also very easy to get to, especially with the proximity of Nice airport to the centre of the city. There are many excellent restaurants to choose from, great shopping and a wide array of amenities and magical places to visit.

The Promenade Des Anglais is unique and legendary. it's the centre of Nice life. To Nice residents it is is 'La Prom' stretching for almost 7 kilometres and lit up at night it is known as 'the Queen's necklace' glittering and sparkling all along the coastline.

What makes this apartment unique

I love looking at the sea from my apartment, it is always changing. Most days it is a deep iridescent blue fringed with white surf, other days if the wind is up or after a storm, it is a dark swirling grey and looking angry. But never boring.

In early morning a fishing boat can often be seen checking its nets after a night's fishing before taking its catch to the market in the Cours Saleya. In the distance you can sometimes see a large cruise ship making its way to the deep harbour in Villefranche, or the ferry on its way to Corsica.

There is always an endless parade of joggers of all ages, some fast, some slow, dressed in an array of multi-coloured clothing, rollerbladers, cyclists or just 'promenaders' taking a daily constitutional. There is no need to go to the cinema or watch the TV when the continuous parade outside the window provides such never-ending free entertainment.

The fundamental reasons why Nice and its surrounding area attracted so many artists throughout the centuries, the light, the colours, the air, still remain to be discovered and appreciated by all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed here from the end of November to just before Xmas while studying for 4 weeks at the Institut de Français in Villefranche. While this wasn't exactly a vacation for me, it definitely felt like one when I returned home from class each day. This is a beautiful apartment and I will miss my time here.
Dec 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveller reviews

Apartment with spectacular sea view fronting the Promenade Des Anglais in Nice
average rating of 4.8 based on 26 reviews
5

Perfect Piece of Perfect Nice

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view, very comfortable apartment. Everything just like the pictures. Very helpful and accommodating manager, Manu, who met us at our convenience. The location is perfect to enjoy all the Nice has to offer. Our 3 day visit was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Superb location for private and public beach, shops for day to day requirements and some restaurants. Also very close to the bus stop for the short trip into the town for the sights and a wider variety of restaurants. The bus also provides an inexpensive and very scenic trip to Monaco-a must trip. Apartment clean and well equipped with efficient air conditioning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for reviewing the apartment. We hope to see you back with us some time soon.
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Ideal location

  • 4 of 5

we had a great 3 night stay in Nice and the apartment provided everything we needed and with a direct sea view, was the ideal bolt hole for us. it is within a few steps of the beach (the other side of the road) and a short walk into town. we look forward to returning

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Apartment! Perfect Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is even more stunning and spacious than the pictures depict. We had a fabulous time here! To awaken to the views of the famous Promenade and the ocean was spectacular. At night, when we returned after a day of sightseeing and enjoyed a glass of wine while looking out at the the lights we felt so lucky to have chosen Paul Miller's apartment while exploring Nice. It's very convenient to everything. Bakeries for fresh croissants were steps away as were markets and wine shops and even a pizzeria for a late night snack. We had a rental car, but didn't need it and were able to walk to Old town and experience the many wonderful shops and restaurants every day. Beaches are across the street. We took a bike tour exploring the city as well as the top of Castle Hill. The train made for an easy trip into Monte Carlo.

The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms are completely updated. We didn't cook, but easily could have. The Nescafé coffee machine was put to good use. The air conditioning works perfectly in each room and we were very comfortable there. There are electric shutters that we used at night providing a restful sleep and added security.

Manu, Paul Miller's on site representative, met us when he said he would; explained everything we needed to know about the apartment; offered recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants, and made himself available to us by phone if we had any questions. He was great! This was a flawless rental and Mr. Miller even returned our security deposit less than a week after our stay ended. We would highly recommend this rental without reservation to anyone planning to visit Nice!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Manu and I are really delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay. We very much hope you will come back to Nice some time very soon. With very best wishes, Paul
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5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Great location right on the Promenade. Easy bus access if you need to use public transportation. No problem to walk to restaurants or even the old town area. The apartment was as described and well maintained. Manu welcomed us and was available for any questions we had. Great view of the beach and azur blue waters greeted us each day. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are very grateful for your positive response. We hope to see you back in Nice in the very near future. Best wishes.
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Very pleasant apartment for our stay in Nice

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice apartment with beautiful views of the sea. We had a relaxing visit in this well appointed location. Access to the central city will be much improved as the Tram is completed although we didn't mind the walk or occasional taxi/uber rides. Our stay in Nice was memorable and we will be returning soon. Manu was a very helpful property manager and very welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We would certainly love to see you back in Nice in the very near future. We are all very excited about the new tram extension to the airport from Place Masséna which will mean that access to both ends of the city will be vastly improved, even though it's pretty good at the moment. We think that the current mayor's plans for Nice will ensure that it will become an even more attractive destination for visitors from all over the world. So hope to see you back soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Bambou Plage Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Port de Nice
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golf Country Club de Nice
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Gare de Nice
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A8
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Brasserie Le Magnan
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Alpes-Maritimes/Isola 2000, Auron, Valberg
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Bambou Plage
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Les Baumettes, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
November - March
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$211
A$1,474
 
 
April - May
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$295
A$2,064
 
 
June - September
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$379
A$2,654
 
 
October - November
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$295
A$2,064
 
 
December - March
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$211
A$1,474
 
 
April - May
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$295
A$1,474
 
 
June - September
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$379
A$2,654
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$379
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$421
Cleaning and linen A$160

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Les Baumettes, France

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
  • Both bathrooms should satisfy even the most discerning. The main bathroom is beautifully appointed with Italian travertine stone tiling and high quality modern fixtures. There is a large bath, a glass and chrome shower cubicle, a large basin with mirror, heated towel rail, vanity unit and toilet. The ensuite shower room has been styled and appointed to the same high standard. There is a walk in shower, a basin with mirror over, heated towel rail and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • The main bedroom with parquet floor has a king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, 2 built in wardrobes and radio alarm clock. French doors lead out onto the quiet rear balcony with table and chairs. There is an ensuite shower room leading off to the right of the French doors. The second bedroom has two single beds, bedside tables and lamps, an alarm clock with iPod dock and a large two door wardrobe. Again there are French doors that lead out onto the rear balcony.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The lounge area is at the front of the apartment and looks out over the Promenade des Anglais with great sea views. There are two white leather sofas and matching arm chair, a large white coffee table and matching console unit which houses an impressive TV and home cinema set up. Guests can dine on the large breakfast bar at the end of the open plan kitchen. The kitchen is open plan to the living area and has been designed with a simple classical style. It has been well equipped with a large integrated fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. There is an electric induction hob, oven, extractor and microwave.