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“Lovely apartment (a few cautions)”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Villefranche-sur-Mer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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YooperLJ
La Jolla California
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“Lovely apartment (a few cautions)”
Reviewed 1 November 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Petit Tresor is a perfect, lovely and well-stocked vacation rental. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

The location is within a reasonable walking distance to any local shops, the bus, taxis, a pharmacy, boulangerie, and even a nail salon. The pace is slow which suited me perfectly.

Sue, who is the owner of the apartment went out of her way to make my stay as pleasant as possible and helped me get to Italy, shared dinner at a great restaurant and is a lovely lovely person. She was prompt in her replies to my endless questions and all-in-all everything was satisfactory.

There is ample storage in the bedroom closet, the bed is extremely comfortable, the kitchen, a dream, and the view breathtaking over the water.

What I would advise to make it even more fabulous:

1. Make sure that you are very comfortable with walking long distances and up the goat hill that serves the apartment complex. I counted, and it's 650 steps straight up. Great exercise and I lost 15 pounds but if you're carrying groceries, you'll be hurtin'.

2. Coming from Nice airport: If you take the train and have difficulty walking, you will find it rough going to get to the apartment. Take a cab, the bus or arrange for transport from the airport. Sue will arrange this for, at the time, 50eu. (He was a great driver)

3. The bus stop is just down the aforementioned goat hill to the property so it's easy peasy. Ignore what everybody says about when to take it - it's ALWAYS packed. The routes are easy to follow and you can get to Monaco in about 15-30 minutes. Nice? Another story:

4. Getting to Nice by bus. This dang route changes with the hours of the week, but I took it several times and usually, get off at the marina and then cross your fingers and sit at the marina stop to get back. I can't remember the bus numbers now but I think it's 100 or 80. Sorry. Nice is kind of a waste of time, for me. Really dirty and touristy but a good place to get trinkets for folks back home (magnets, key chains, ash trays). You'll find a couple of good restaurants there but I'll have to look at my travel diary and mention them elsewhere. Had a great lunch and there's a super italian joint.

5. Be VERY careful with how you arrange your payment before you rent this place. I found myself dealing with two separate individuals and, at times, the exchange went through a London bank and other times through a euro and I got hosed financially against the GBP. Be very firm on only using euro exchange rates. I probably lost about $800 not knowing this.

6. There's a convenience store at the bottom of the hill of the apt that has long hours of closure during lunch but has some great baguettes, coffee, and some fresh fruit but remodeled the last week I was there and has expanded a lot of their goodies. It's a great place to pick up food when you fall off the bus and face the hill towards home to pick up an instant dinner (microwave in apt is great).

7. Get a car if you're going to be there for a long time. I was there two months and wish I had done it. The public transport is fine but you don't get a real feel for the countryside and Eze/Grasse would've been more fun with a car. Rent one for a week anyway. Or a scooter which are everywhere.

All in all, that's all I can think of for now, but will add more later if necessary and welcome any questions.

There is great wifi in the place, the oven is a marvel, the terrace perfection, washer works great, bathroom is lovely with the usual half-glass coverage for showering but quite nice. The neighbors can see in the bedroom so close those at night. There are blackout metal closures in the living room which I enjoyed and cured my jet lag.

Enjoy your stay!

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Liked best: Carrefour food delivery and Casino chocolate bars
Liked least: Crowded transportation for late winter but ok I guess
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 22 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Plattsburgh, New York
Reviewed 11 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Liked best: Everything, apartment and warm welcome
Liked least: Having to transfer money through bank rather than PayPal .
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 19 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Liked best: Location, friendliness of owner, great town location
Liked least: wiring the money
Travelling group: Solo
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Crowborough
Reviewed 29 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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Management Response
29 Dec 2013
We love when our guests are happy and feel at home and look forward to welcoming many more new 'friends' in 2014. We wish you all a Happy New Year and hope to see you sometime soon! Warmest Wishes, Mattie
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New York
Reviewed 28 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Nashville Tennessee
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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