"Lovely location and views"
The studio apartment is clean and tidy, has an open plan kitchen and living room with bed, leading to a balcony so is very light and airy. It has air conditioning, and a microwave and modern inversion hob for faster cooking. There is a separate bathroom with toilet, sink, bath with handheld shower, also containing a washing machine. But its best feature is its location in a small apartment block at the quiet end of town, next to the harbour. Being on the second floor, the balcony overlooks the harbour walls so has beautiful views of Villfranche bay so we were able to watch the frequent cruise liners coming and going while eating breakfast or evening meals. There are a few restaurants and bars around the harbour if you don’t want to cook, or it is ten minutes walk to the old town, along lovely coast path beside citadel walls and sea, for a wider selection of restaurants. There are a few grocery stores, butcher, and bread/cake shops, plus a market several times a week. There is a Carrefour supermarket a bus ride towards Nice. There is a small, quieter pebble beach 2 mins away, over the harbour wall, safe for swimming. The main beach has sand and is the far side of the old town about 20 minutes walk away. I like swimming and particularly enjoyed swimming back and forth across the calm, safe waters of the bay. All beaches have yellow buoys clearly marking swimming only areas. We also enjoyed the various easy, coastal walks in either direction from the apartment. We walked around the headland to Nice, to Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, which has some interesting shops set back from the beach front, and all the way around the peninsular to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferat. Also, there is a pretty walk up to the top of Mount Boron and the citadel overlooking the bay and Nice. Monaco (2 Euro per person by bus) and Menton (4 Euro by train), or Italy are within easy reach and cheap by either bus or train. However, the buses are often full, even in October when we went, so train is more comfortable. Also bear in mind, the buses between Nice and Menton (100 or 81) are closer but up a steep walk from the bay to the main route, or the rail station is on the flat behind the main beach. Mr Seston, who administers the flat is also very knowledgeable and helpful.