Price: 389,000 EUR
Elegant 2-bedroomed apartment, central, 200m from The Promenade.
Elegant, spacious and gracious ‘belle-époque’ 2-bedroomed apartment in a very central and convenient location. Excellent holiday rental income. All the attractions and facilities of Nice are within walking distance + buses, railway station and the tram.
This is a gracious “belle époque” apartment building with its stone façade, wrought-iron balconies, traditional louvred shutters, handsome solid front doors, marble staircase, charming old mahogany ‘Victorian’ lift and elegant high ceilings.This Nice apartment would grace the smartest Parisian street. This is a real “town” apartment, yet is situated just 200 metres from the world-famous Promenade des Anglais, the Mediterranean and the beaches, and just 400 metres from the renowned Negresco Hotel ( ‘the wedding cake hotel’ – the most photographed landmark on the French Riviera), and the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (Palais Massena) in one direction and the Musée des Beaux Arts at the same distance in the other direction. Within 200 metres you have all the restaurants, pavement cafés, bars, brasseries and bistros, shops and supermarkets you could possibly want.
All the many attractions of Nice – the famous Promenade des Anglais, the beaches, the Mediterranean , the fascinating Old Town, the Port (marina), the Chateau Hill, the Opera House, museums, galleries and concert halls, the beautiful Place Massena and the Parc du Paillon with its impressive fountains are within an easy walk.No fewer than 8 bus routes pass the door whenever you wish to explore the region. Nice central railway station is within a 10-minute walk. Nice’s 2nd new tramway (which will be completed next year) will take you direct to Nice International Airport in 7 minutes, and in the other direction to the Old Town and the Port (marina) in 5 minutes.
Important: 8 bus routes pass the door and to add to the convenience of this apartment, next year there will be a tram stop/station within 150 metres of this apartment.
The apartment is ideally placed for you to enjoy Nice and all of the French Riviera. A car is definitely not required although there are parking meters in all the streets around and there is a multi-storey car park within 200 metres should you arrive by car or hire a car whilst you are here. There is private parking available to rent on a permanent basis in the courtyard ( ‘cour’) immediately behind the apartment building. By taxi, hire car or private car, the property is conveniently only seven minutes from Nice Airport.
There is an entry-phone system. You enter the building through massive double doors into a marble floored hall with ornate ceilings and either walk up the marble staircase or take the charming old lift to the second floor. You enter this Nice apartment through tall double doors. This is a very spacious, light and sunny apartment with high ceilings and generous-sized rooms with marble-tiled floors throughout. There is a large hall with elegant double doors to one side, giving access to the large, sun-filled, south-facing lounge with a stylish dining area (this room alone is some 28m² or 300 sq.ft.). There are two pairs of full length French windows – one pair has an ornate Juliet-style wrought-iron balustrade/balconnette facing the street, the other pair allowing you to step out on to the balcony overlooking rue Dante and giving you a good view up and down the street. It is always fascinating to observe the local Nicoise going about their daily lives.
There is WIFI available in the building. All the furniture and furnishings throughout the apartment are in the Louis XVI style and there are chandeliers in every room – even the kitchen and the bathroom! Note: The entire contents of the apartment are available by separate negotiation, so that the apartment can be immediately run as a successful holiday lettings business as an on-going concern.
Also from the hall, to the other side, there are again matching double doors into Bedroom One, which is again spacious and elegant. There are twin-linked beds giving you a king-size double with separate mattresses and bases which can therefore be separated to make twin beds if you prefer. Full-length windows with a wrought-iron Juliet-style balustrade/balconette give a view over a well-maintained “cour” (inner courtyard). There is plenty of wardrobe space.
Bedroom 2, also accessed from the hall and south-facing, has full-length windows and an ornate, wrought-iron Juliet-style balustrade/balconette. There are 2 single beds which can be placed side-by-side to create a double bed (see photo). There is again a large wardrobe.
There are 2 fold-up beds with proper mattresses, which are normally stored out of the way, thus providing a 5th and 6th bed if required. These can be utilised in the lounge, therefore creating 3 separate sleeping rooms if needed. In addition, one of the sofas in the lounge gives you the option to convert it into a double bed, should you wish.
Because the apartment is what the French call “traversant” (running from the front of the building through to the back) you have light from the south and north and ‘through-air’ – very important on hot days and nights. All the windows and French doors have the traditional louvred shutters to keep the apartment cooler on very hot days.
The kitchen is typically French and with room to sit for breakfast. There is a fridge/freezer, cooker with oven and hob, microwave, electric kettle, toaster and cafétière and washing machine, iron and ironing board.
This Nice apartment has a large, well-fitted traditional bathroom with a proper full-size window, full-size bath with shower facility and wash hand basin. There is a separate toilet room with a wash hand basin. Both the toilet and the bathroom can be accessed at all times of the day or night without going through a bedroom. or disturbing each other. Gas-fired central heating and hot water.
Please note: We have regularly rented this apartment to holiday visitors for GB£ 1,190 sterling per week, and as our prices are still the same as they were in 2002, there is now plenty of room to increase this income significantly.
1. A big, elegant apartment with 2 double bedrooms accommodating 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 people.
2. Excellent central location and within 200 metres of the Prom, the beaches and the Med.
3. Great rental income (and can be bought complete with all contents – ready to go ! )
4. 8 bus routes pass the door and very close to the new tramway (opening next year)