We were looking for an apartment that was close to town, had convenient access to public transportation, ideally had a view of the sea, and an enjoyable place to relax when we weren't out exploring. We found all of that with John's apartment and at a price that allowed us to stay a week. What more could you want! And best of all John's hospitality and local knowledge ensures that when you have the inevitable travel hassle he's there to help you figure out your options. You can't get this type of experience at an overpriced, indifferent hotel. And if you are considering off season or shoulder seasons, we went in late March and it was perfect - no crowds, no traffic, easy restaurant reservations, no wilting in the heat. We had some rain, but it adds to the charm. Duck into a cafe and have an espresso or glass of wine and enjoy!
This apartment is really amazing. We looked forward every morning to opening the shutters to that view and tried to make it back to the apartment in time for the sunsets. The apartment is very quiet, comfortable, and secure and you can close the shutters at night if you like it dark. The kitchen is well equipped. We liked the restaurants in the port and old town is a short walk that we enjoyed. John was very nice to make recommendations on places to eat and things to do and see. We rented a car while in Nice and the parking garage is really great. I didn’t want to leave this apartment, it was the highlight of our trip to Europe. A great home base for a trip to the south of France or even to just relax and enjoy this beautiful apartment and pool with an ocean view.
We spent five days in John Durnford's apartment in November 2017. Booking is a doddle and John's comprehensive instructions make it easy to get to the apartment, however you intend to travel. We would recommend the taxi to and fro' the airport. The apartment is comfortable and particularly well-equipped, with everything you need for self-catering (although you would have to be a stoic to ignore the attractions of Nice's restaurants) The first thing that strikes you is the fabulous view over Nice and the lovely balcony to enjoy it from. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, the seating area light and airy and the bed is comfortable. The port is a 10 minute walk away and the old town 20 minutes, but we wholeheartedly recommend the public transport system, especially using a five euro day pass. Two well-stocked supermarkets are a ten minute walk away, but Carrefour was our choice as you walk downhill with the shopping!
My wife and I stayed here 3 days as a part of our honeymoon. We had a wonderful stay. The location is great to walk to the port, old Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, a supermarket(if you’re on a budget) as well as much more. John was great from the day we booked. He went out of his way to find out our interests and give us things to do that fit our personality’s and likes. While we loved Nice, our favorites spot was on the patio looking out over the port. Would definitely reccomens. Thanks John!
This was our 3rd stay and have booked again. We love the views over the harbour, the bay & Mediterranean and the city.
The apartment has everything you ever need inc. excellent Wi-Fi, swimming pool and parking.
Easy access to everything Nice has to offer as well as Villafranche, Cap Ferrat, Monaco either by car or bus. John is an excellent host and all arrangements very easy and friendly.
Prior to our visit to Nice we received lots of helpful information from John the owner about the apartment and the local area. Also great communication during our stay.
The apartment is well equipped and certainly big enough for two adults and a teenager. The views from the apartment are spectacular, looking across the port. Also located in a quiet area. The pool area was clean and relatively quiet for this time of the year.
Great location. 10 minutes walk to the sea or port. 10 minutes walk to the supermarket. Easy to travel around as the bus stop is right outside of the apartment. 1.50 for a single travel (for example to Monaco - bus from the Port). Visiting Eze Village is a must.
We would certainly stay in the apartment again.
Lovely apartment in a great location to explore the Cote d’Azur. Walkable to the centre of Nice, 10 mins from supermarket and a bus stop outside to take you along the coast, very handy and cheap, the train station is also walkable. The balcony has stunning views of Nice, the port and Baie des Anges. Good size pool, ideal to use in the morning if you like the shade. Recommend going to Villefranche just along the coast. The owners have thought of everything that might be needed during a stay. Would recommend for a couple.