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High amidst the rooftops of baroque Old Nice, with an amazing dawn-to-dusk southern exposure, sits The Swallows Nest. From this immaculate apartment you can see views from the Château gardens to the green-and-gold stucco of the Cathedral directly opposite and across Place Rossetti.
Renovated in 2021 with walls painted in the palest pistachio to complement Nice's vibrant architectural tradition, this fully equipped holiday home has a spacious kitchen with dining table ; a working / reading space with two large windows, and a sleeping area. There is a Queen-size bed, a desk and a wardrobe. Your view from the bedroom window to the Cathedral is breathtaking. The building is historically listed, so air-conditioning units are prohibited, but the through-draft from the open windows and overhead f...High amidst the rooftops of baroque Old Nice, with an amazing dawn-to-dusk southern exposure, sits The Swallows Nest. From this immaculate apartment you can see views from the Château gardens to the green-and-gold stucco of the Cathedral directly opposite and across Place Rossetti.
Renovated in 2021 with walls painted in the palest pistachio to complement Nice's vibrant architectural tradition, this fully equipped holiday home has a spacious kitchen with dining table ; a working / reading space with two large windows, and a sleeping area. There is a Queen-size bed, a desk and a wardrobe. Your view from the bedroom window to the Cathedral is breathtaking. The building is historically listed, so air-conditioning units are prohibited, but the through-draft from the open windows and overhead fan in the bedroom are wonderful even in the height of summer.
On a really hot day keep the windows open but the curtains and shutters closed!
***Super important note!
To feel on top of the world you have to CLIMB stairs!
The Swallows’ Nest is high above the roofs of medieval Nice, on the 6th floor.
There are virtually no elevators in Old Nice, so sadly if you find stairs difficult, this wonderful hideaway is not for you. If you're checking your 10,000 steps this will be PERFECT!
*** Please note the charge of € 60 payable through the HL site.
This is inclusive of: welcoming you at the apartment, running through how everything works, giving you keys: help by phone during your stay if needed: supply of clean bed linen and towels: beach towels/umbrella/beach mat: check-out cleaning costs.
*** Please be aware of late arrival charges for arrivals after 20.00 - € 50 ***
SORRY! NO CHECK-INS AFTER 23h.
***Please note too the French legal requirement for a Taxe de Sejour to be charged per night for rentals on internet platforms like Holiday Lettings, this is 3% of the nightly charge per person and payable direct to your hosts before you arrive in Nice!
***LONG STAYS and the ENERGY CRISIS. For monthly stays, it's fair you pay for what you use, so we'll take a meter reading at the start and end of your stay. We found it more transparent than adding a guessed amount to your monthly rate. This will be paid direct to your hosts after your stay.
Due to it’s fabulous setting, nestled in the narrow streets of Vieux Nice, there is NO parking offered at the Swallows Nest, but you can park at Cours Saleya or other public street parking. Searching for free parking in Nice, can lead you to find street parking a wee bit further out with a stroll back into the old town.
The kitchen has both an oven and microwave, fridge-freezer and ample equipment for the cook within you. If you don’t always want to eat out, you have the most wonderful market with fresh local produce just a 5 minute stroll away. There’s private Wi-Fi and an MP3 CD player with a USB port, there’s no TV so you can truly unwind! The bathroom has a shower. There’s a ceiling fan for summer and a solid wall-mounted radiator for winter visitors. The front door is a security door.
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Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 06088009778JD
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
We are happy to be flexible, and only have one house rule, Think of our Lovely Neighbours!
Any questions or concerns before you book JUST ASK!
1 Full bath
Meet the host
Hosting since February 2014
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: You will be met at the Swallows' Nest, given a set of keys, shown round the apartment and able to ask any questions you may have that are not explicitly covered in this website. Any pre-arranged birthday/anniversary surprises will greet you! Feel free to ask for tips for your stay! We will coordinate your departure and the return of the keys.
The apartment will be cleaned before and after your stay.
Bonnes Vacances and enjoy your stay high above the rooftops of Old Nice at the Swallows' Nest!
We spent 4 weeks in the Swallows Nest, it was gorgeous and such a great location. The stairs were tough at first but after a week we were acclimatised! The apartment was so nicely furnished with really sweet little touches. We love cooking and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare food from the awesome market at Cor Saleya. Lovely linen, crockery it was so nice and we felt really at home. We’d love to come back next year.
Visited May 2022
Written 18 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Really cute apartment
Really cute apartment with great location in the old town of Nice. It has all you need to spend comfortably some days there. However, the 6th floor became a little annoying at the end... taking into account that was 32 degrees in August and the last thing you want to do is go up and down all the time. Also, the apartment is pretty noisy at nights. The rest just perfect!
Visited August 2020
Written 19 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
i am so glad you enjoyed being in old town rooftops!
ah my friends the stairs!!
no-one saw this european heatwave coming but i feel for you with 32 degrees.
i do star/flag and maybe even use capitals to make sure folk are aware of our old town stairs.
i look at it as my daily cardio so i can feast on Nicois delicacies.....
Written 5 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
I had a wonderful stay in Nice and the apartment was certainly responsible for that, as well.
The apartment was clean and offered everything one needs. It was really easy to feel like home.
The apartment is located in the heart of Nice (Vieille Ville) so it just takes a few steps to get to restaurants, little shops and the tram/bus station is only 5 minutes away.
A little con would be the many steps you have to walk to get to the apartments since it's an old building and there's no elevator, but once you get there the view makes everything worthwhile.
Besides that, the owners of the apartment were very kind and understanding (given that I wasn't so sure about my trip because of the Corona virus) and always responded my messages fast.
In total, I know that I'll book the apartment again on my next trip to the Côte d'Azur.
Visited August 2020
Written 10 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
i am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
it was a pleasure to keep in touch as so much was unknown regarding travel.
thank you for your brilliant approach to old town stairs and the VIEW!!
i always love that moment of opening the door and seeing the incredible view over medieval Nice.
you are so welcome any time!
Written 5 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wunderschöne, zentrale Wohnung mit tollem Blick!
Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen! Die Lage ist hervorragend, die lebhafte Altstadt beginnt direkt vor der Haustür und man ist in wenigen Minuten am Strand. Die Kommunikation mit den Gastgebern war unkompliziert und schnell, check-in und check-out verliefen problemlos. Die Ausstattung der Wohnung insbesondere der Küche ist ausgezeichnet und es ist alles da für ein Abendessen zuhause. Ein schönes Extra sind der tolle Blick und die Musik, die man vom Platz in der Altstadt bis in die Wohnung hört. Insgesamt eine wunderschöne Wohnung, die wir sofort wieder buchen würden!
Visited August 2019
Written 28 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sally Jane R
Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom19 contributions
Great view ,great location
Great view from apartment in the centre of all the tourist attractions. not far from the market and the beach. The apartment is quirky and relaxing with everything needed to make the stay comfortable. There is a few flights of steps to the apartment.
Visited June 2019
Written 26 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Perfect location, right in the heart of Old Town Nice
The location is fantastic,live like a local for your stay. The apartment was lovely,spotless clean and had everything you would need for a stay in Nice. The views are amazing and the bells were a pleasure to hear in the morning.The square below has restaurants and cafes so is lively in the evening. Consider the 6 flights of stairs as your fitness regime for your stay. It was easy to reach from the airport the bus number 98 brings you to within a short walk from apartment. Local buses to Monaco,Villefranche sur Mer are also only a short walk away and well worth a visit.
Visited June 2019
Written 10 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay!
Thank you for your thoughts and your brilliant approach to old town steps!!
Written 6 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom9 contributions
Lovely, helpful and so friendly.
Jacqueline and Daniela have been so helpful towards our stay, we had an issue for our booking next month and they sorted it out straight away for us- being so kind and helpful. We can't wait to book to stay here later in the year. Thanks for being so welcoming and helpful!
Visited May 2019
Written 19 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
you were so welcome! thank you for your feedback much appreciated....jacqueline
Written 22 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wonderful apartment, great view
Great location, very comfortable and clean. Very easy check in and you are forwarned about the many steps.
Visited September 2018
Written 20 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you very much, we appreciate your time and care! Daniela
Written 21 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Berlin, Germany12 contributions
Bessere Lage geht nicht!
Nizzas Altstadt ist wirklich bezaubernd und das Schwalbennest liegt mittendrin und dabei doch nur fünf Minuten zu Fuß von der Promenade und dem Strand entfernt. Hier lassen sich viele kleine Geschäfte und Restaurants entdecken, am Abend wächst fast alles zu einem großen Freiluft-Cafe, Eisdiele und Restaurant zusammen. Vom Schwalbennest hat man eine großartige Aussicht über die Dächer von Nizza, man muß sie sich allerdings über viele Stufen erarbeiten, das kann schon mal Puste kosten. Die Räumlichkeiten sind praktisch und funktionell ausgestattet, einziges Minus: Das Kochgeschirr erinnert eher an eine Campingausrüstung. Wer etwas weniger touristisch/teuer essen möchte gehe in die Av.de la Republique, hier gibt es gute und sehr preiswerte Küche, die auch von Einheimischen gefragt ist. Valerie, die alles vor Ort managed, ist völlig unkompliziert und hilfsbereit. Wir waren 14 Tage dort und hatten eine wundervolle Zeit!
Visited October 2017
Written 19 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Liebe Gäste des Schwalbennests! Schönen Dank für Ihre Betrachtungen. Um mit dem Leichteren anzufangen: 1), ja, eine Erneuerung der Ausrüstung (Geschirr, Besteck u. Ä.) war schon geplant und wird zu dieser Gelegenheit gerne vorwärtsgerückt! —
Zu Ihrer schwierigeren Frage anläßlich der Höhe des Schwalbennests läßt sich vielleicht Folgendes erwägen: 2), logischerweise muß ein Schwalbennest schon seinem Wesen nach tatsächlich hoch hervorragen … und nicht zu Unrecht sagt man, wenn man das ganze Tal unter sich sehen wolle, so müsse man in die Höhe steigen. Steigen, freilich, aber wie? That is the question. ——
Wie unsere Webseite mehrfach und ohne Umschweif unterstreicht, gibt es im mittelalterlichen Vieux Nice bekanntlich so gut wie keine Aufzüge; und es kann dort ja auch kaum Aufzüge geben, da die Baukonzeption der mittelalterlichen bzw. barocken Architekten, die wir andererseits so bewundern, mit unserer heutigen einfach nicht vereinbar war. (Ähnliches gilt übrigens auch für Parkplätze; doch sind zu letzterem Zweck Tiefgaragen inzwischen erfunden worden. Da wir aber im gegebenen Fall in die Höhe wollen und nicht in die Tiefe, ist eine solche Idee für unser Problem nicht passend). Die Frage ist also in unserer Zeit nicht ohne irgendwelche Mühe zu lösen! 8-) ———
Es gibt in Nice natürlich jede Menge relativ tief liegender Wohnungen, die eine schlechte oder überhaupt keine Aussicht haben. Solche Wohnungen sitzen im 1.-2. Stock und üben an menschliche Beine eine größere Nachsicht als das Schwalbennest; wie man leicht vermuten kann, wird diese *Nachsicht* aber natürlich durch den Verlust an *Aussicht* eingebüßt. ————
Philosophisch gesehen könnte man eine solche Sachlage als ein wirklich einleuchtendes Beispiel der «menschlichen Bedingungen» («la condition humaine») bezeichnen! Oder aber könnte man in der Sprache der Wirtschaftswissenschaftler behaupten, es sei unmöglich, alle Faktoren zur gleichen Zeit zu optimieren … 8-). —————
Mit besten und freundlichsten Grüßen,
Written 6 November 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hamburg, Germany2 contributions
tolle Aussicht, mittten im Leben
Diese hübsche Wohnung hat einen tollen Ausblick auf die Kirche in der Altstadt.
6 Etagen zu Fuss ersetzten das Fitness-Studio.
Die Wohnung ist hübsch eingerichtet. Wir haben den Aufenthalt genossen.
Visited June 2017
Written 2 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Just below the apartment on Place Rossetti you can find formal and informal dining, excellent gelato, food and wine shops, a few minutes will bring you to the Cours Saleya and Nice market. Explore the Port, a wonderful choice of beaches, the gardens and terraces of the Château, and the Opéra de Nice. Don't miss Nice's museums and art galleries, Chagall, Matisse, Maeght to name a few. Explore the Côte d’Azur by train or bus, from Cannes to Monaco and Menton, or over to Italy! There is so much to see and experience!
Take buses to any of the major Côte d’Azur destinations from stops just steps away from the Swallows’ Nest. For full information, there is a convenient bus info point very near (they give out plans and schedules) The railway station has fast and inexpensive travel around the area, both inland and along the coast east and west. Walking is a delight and a great way to see Nice, and so too is using VeloBleu Nice’s bicycle rental scheme.
Car not needed
How to get there
HOW TO GET THERE AND BACK:
For the intrepid traveller armed with a mobile phone, credit card and bunji cord: take a Velo Bleu! There’s a terminal near the airport,
Download the app which locates terminals and tells you bicycle status.
The new Tram 2 runs from Terminal 2 then 1, where buses leave from. You can either change at Jean-Medecin to the Tram 1, which leaves outside on Avenue Jean-Medecin and take it to « Cathédrale - Vieille Ville » 4 minute walk or stay on the 2 to « Garibaldi » 8 minute walk.
If you need to stretch your legs and are travelling light you can walk into Nice, keep the sea to your right, it takes about 45 minutes, you can enter Old Town through Cours Saleya.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
No refund available if you cancel thereafter
*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount
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