Nice, France: Old Town area, 3 Bedrooms, stunning Nice holiday rental apartment

from €180 p.n.*
*based on a 7 day booking please contact us for shorter stays

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HIGH SEASON: 2065€ per Week & 295€ per Night

MID SEASON: 1610€ per Week & 230€ per Night

LOW SEASON: 1260€ per Week & 180€ per Night

*Nightly rates are based on a 7 night stay or more*

EXTRA: All our guests enjoy a complimentary transfer from Nice airport to your property in central Nice



Located in the heart of the Old Town, Cristal offers the possibility of long romantic walks through time; in the beautiful streets and quaint narrow alleyways that Nice is famous for. With a maze of hidden cafés, authentic restaurants and adorable boutiques close by, you are well placed for unearthing curious finds of your own.

Enjoy the sea breeze as it winds amongst the colourful sun-soaked buildings and cobbled pathways over towards the grey pebbles of Nice’s famous beaches. The Promenade des Anglais and beautiful Mediterranean are just 3 minutes away, making beach days and ice cream strolls a daily temptation.

The Palais de Justice sits on a lovely square just beyond your front door with fountains and local specialties galore. Discover several popular Nice attractions including the Cours Saleya, Opéra de Nice and Place Masséna, all nearby.

The tramway stop is located a couple of minutes away, and will take you anywhere in Nice, including the Nice-Ville train station. Here you will find connections to all major cities on the French Riviera: explore Monaco, Cannes, Menton or take a day-trip to Italy. The possibilities are endless.

You can find more information on the neighbourhood of this property here.

This holiday rental apartment in Nice is located near other vacation rentals: Neptune, Nid Nicois & Eden.



Wander amidst the bustling centre of cobbled pavements, restaurants and cafés to find your prestigious holiday home for the week.

Your Nice holiday rental apartment is located in an original Niçois building. The tiled floors in the well-maintained entrance hall lead to the historical stone stairway.

Unlike most Niçois buildings, it benefits from an elevator from the 1st  floor. Please note: steps from the ground floor need to be taken up one floor to catch the elevator. The elevator is not the widest (3 people maximum).

This gorgeous holiday rental apartment awaits you on the 2nd  floor. 

Living Area

A rare gem for a vacation rental in central Nice, its luxurious charm is a delightful surprise.

The front door opens onto a welcoming entrance hall with two armchairs and an elegant wall-mounted mirror, which sets the refined tone to come. Lovely French fashion prints, highlighting iconic designers from the 1950’s, grace the hallway leading to the lounge.

Enjoy the sense of grandeur as you walk into the open-plan sitting room, where high ceilings and vast windows frame the space. The room is wonderfully eclectic: a gorgeous chandelier twinkles and splashes its light on the cream walls, whilst a matching bench and armchair sit around the beautiful hardwood coffee table.

The vintage-styled leather sofa comfortably seats up to 4. It rests beside the wall-mounted flat screen TV and might just be the prime place to settle back and admire this home’s detailed treasures.

Ornate furnishings, paintings and intricate statuettes come to complement this unique space in central Nice.



The beautiful parquet floor stands out against the sleek white kitchen. All open-plan, it has abundant countertop space and plenty of convenient storage. The attached cooking island doubles up as a pristine dining bar, with six bar stools.

The kitchen itself boasts the best of modern conveniences, with a full-sized American fridge and freezer, four gas hob rings, oven, microwave, and dishwasher.

Amenities include a washing machine and separate tumble dryer. These can be found conveniently nestled in the separate laundry room, along with a hand washbasin.  

A dining table can comfortably accomodate 6 for dinner parties and casual entertaining.


Dreams will certainly be sweet in any of the three well-appointed bedrooms.

The master bedroom is adorned with floral wallpaper and cream-coloured curtains. Spacious and welcoming, it is stylish with an elegant chandelier, bespoke side tables, wall mounted reading lamps and last, but not least, an extra large comfortable British king-size bed (190cm). 

Other perks include the tailored walk-in closet with plenty of storage and a beautiful en-suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower, rain head, and freestanding bathtub.  All fittings offer an extra point of luxury from the crystal chandeliers to the polished silver taps.   

The second bedroom is found across the hallway. In hues of pink and light cerulean blue, it is fun and distinctive with its colourful floral wallpaper. It enjoys a British King sized bed (160cm).

The third bedroom, down a separate hallway is calmer in its charms, covered in light French grey and soft stripes.  It benefits from a desk and two single beds (90cm), making it ideal for children or friends to share.

Both the first and second bedrooms enjoy beautiful ornate headboards, private hanging/ cupboard space, bedside tables, wall mounted reading lamps and mirrors – all contributing to create a truly comfortable and magnificent space.

All bedrooms enjoy separately controlled AC units, black-out curtains and double glazed windows.

Bathrooms & WC

This holiday rental apartment in Nice has the advantage of having two separate bathrooms and an additional water closet.

The en-suite to the master bedroom has its own charm with gorgeous black tiles on both the floor and the wall. It is beautifully appointed with a ceramic hand basin, large glass walk-in shower with rain head, a towel warmer and a classic freestanding bathtub.

The second bathroom is equally sophisticated, perfectly polished with designer tiles. It presents two hand basins, ornate wall-mounted mirrors, vanity unit, gorgeous walk in shower with rain-head and hand-held showerhead, a towel warmer, plus a toilet.

Last but not least, there is a separate water closet with sink and toilet at the end of the hallway.


-- Air conditioning

-- Washing machine, separate tumble dryer

-- Dishwasher

-- Wi-Fi:  We cannot be held responsible for breakdowns beyond our control.

-- Telephone: Local and international landline calls free including French, U.S & Canada mobiles

-- French cable TV and English news channels and Premium Movie Package (Netflix, Zivie)

-- DVD player

-- Lift: We cannot be held responsible for breakdown of lifts.

-- View (Old Town Streets)

-- 2 toilets

-- Microwave

-- All of our properties have a hairdryer, iron & ironing board, toiletries (including hand soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion) and basic start up pack including toilet paper, bin bags, dishtowels, sponge, organic wine, etc.

-- Beach towels are available in apartment, but must be left clean, ready for the next guest. Otherwise, a supplement of 15€ per beach towel will be charged via credit card upon departure.


Security Deposit & Rules

-- Security Deposit: 500€ blocked by Credit Card on arrival, charged only when damage occurs

-- No Smoking, inside property. Smoking outside is permitted if there is a terrace or balcony available in your holiday rental apartment in Nice.

-- No Pets

-- For more information, please see our terms and conditions here.

Photos: 3mille

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The apartment is beautiful, functional, and an excellent home base for any trip to the French Riviera. It is conveniently tucked away on a lively street in Old Town Nice. Tons of restaurants are merely steps away and lots of cute boutiques. An added bonus is that the outdoor market is also only one block from the holiday rental apartment. Our host, Hanna was so sweet and incredibly helpful. She took the time to give us restaurant recommendations, tell us a little about the nightlife in the area and offer some sightseeing tips... and all of her suggestions were excellent! This vacation rental is modern, well appointed, and very clean. There are some stairs that you will have to get your bags up before you reach the lift but that wasn't really a problem and Hanna helped us get everything into the apartment. They also arranged our transfers for us and the driver was prompt and helpful. I cannot say enough good things about our experience and I would recommend this rental to anyone looking for a lovely stay in Nice! Thank you, Hanna -- we will be back again soon!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Lynsey Shanklin, US
on the 2017-04-07 15:01:39

Whether you are a family or a set of couples looking for a large, centrally located and totally fabulous place to stay, this is it! You can't beat its location in the heart of the Old Town, but don't worry about noise as the interior is a quiet and beautifully furnished oasis. There are two parks within a 10 minute walk, so Cristal is perfect if you have kids. The communication and service from Sunlight Properties was exceptional. Having the taxi from the airport pre-arranged was such a treat, and small details like fresh flowers made the stay super special.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Sara Stratton, UK
on the 2017-05-09 14:56:08

Cristal is a beautiful home right in the heart of old town. It is a perfect location to restaurants, shopping and steps away from the local nightlife. Elena was an absolute pleasure and very helpful. Our group of 6 were very comfortable staying her for a few days.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Dawn Beasley, US
on the 2017-05-09 15:13:19

We stayed at Cristal - the apartment is gorgeous! Very well appointed, with all amenities one would need for a perfect stay. The apartment is very bright and airy, and the chandeliers add to the charm and give it a touch of luxury! The beds were super comfortable, especially the super king size bed in the master bedroom. The bathrooms are very large with plenty of space to move around inside the showers too. The bathroom in the master bedroom as well as having a lovely walk in shower also features a wonderful roll top bath, which we enjoyed using very much! There is plenty of storage space and there is an ample walk in wardrobe in the master room too. The laundry room inside the apartment came in very handy, we were able to wash and dry all of our clothes, even the washing tablets were provided for us! There were also organic toiletries for us to use in the bathrooms. The apartment is in the perfect location, at the heart of the old town of Nice, restaurants, bars, bakeries, etc all at your doorstep! Also very close to public transport links, such as the tramway which can take you to the central train and bus stations for a day trip to the many idyllic towns on the French Riviera - we definitely took full advantage of this! All in all, we definitely had a perfect stay, and we would also like to mention that Hanna our property agent, went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was as relaxing and enjoyable as possible; we even had an issue with being locked out of the apartment without our key on one occasion, and Hanna was fantastic at dealing with the issue, she resolved the issue for us as swiftly and calmly as possible - thank you Hanna! We absolutely recommend this apartment to anyone considering a holiday to Nice, we will definitely be back soon!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Rita Martins, US
on the 2017-06-07 20:07:06

Lovely location! We enjoyed our stay.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Chris Stoneman, AUS
on the 2017-06-22 09:46:15

This apartment is well appointed, spacious, clean and very close to all the amenities. A delightful experience with check in. Great Location in the old town of Nice. I highly recommend it. Car park is very close at Indigo Saleya and once you drive in, walk up to the ticket office and upgrade to a multi day pass. This is only a three minute walk away. I don't think you can go past this apartment in Nice. Highly recommended.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Frank De Fazio, IT
on the 2017-07-04 10:28:03

This is probably the 20th VRBO space I've rented and the nicest. It is completely refurbished and decorated beautifully. It looks just like the pictures. It had lots of plates and glasses and cookware so you are good to go if you want to cook. They started us off with two bottles of Rose in the fridge. Hanna, the manager was FANTASTIC! She gave all the info needed to use everything in the house and set up our airport ride, confirmed rides and recommended places for whatever we wanted. It is right downtown in Old Town Nice... walk out your door and tons of restaurants and entertainment and the beach 3 blocks away... shut the windows and its quiet. My only complaint is we only stayed 2 nights on our way from Paris to Rome... next time I will book a week! Thank you Hanna!!!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Edward Golstein, US
on the 2017-07-17 19:35:58

Very spacious and beautifully furnished apartment in a perfect location for beach, market and nightlife. Looks exactly like the pictures. Airport transfer organised by host made for a very easy start to the visit. Hanna was a very thorough host and made sure we had everything we needed for a successful stay.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Patricia Hayes, UK
on the 2017-08-18 17:47:23

This apartment is amazing. Check in and out was stress free. They arranged a free transfer that picked us up at the airport, Hanna was waiting to meet us and show us around. She also organised a transfer for our friend for the next day and to pick us up going home again. The service was excellent. The location is fantastic, and the apartment itself is brilliant. I would highly recommend.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Laura Lynch, UK
on the 2017-09-19 13:57:00

I cannot rate the Cristal Apartment highly enough. It is impeccably appointed and is spotless throughout. It was a real pleasure for us to stay here. A really rare find. The apartment is in an unrivaled location near the Palais de Justice, close to the beach and about a five-minute walk from the tram. There are lots of quaint bars and restaurants nearby including the famous Bar des Oiseaux! If you are looking at this Apartment, don't hesitate. You will not be disappointed. I am a notoriously fussy traveller and this ticked all the boxes. It was a real pleasure to stay in this stunning apartment. I will be returning as soon as I can....

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Susan Murray, UK
on the 2017-10-03 17:12:30

From the outset we had great communication from the Sunlight property team. On arrival, we had an excellent complimentary one-way taxi service where we were met by Hannah. She spent time with us showing the property, how things work and answering questions about the local area. She was really brilliant and really helpful - thank you again. The property itself was beautiful - well appointed and extremely clean and tidy and plenty of kitchen and other accessories available. Fresh roses from the market also were provided as were two lovely bottles of Rose. Just a stunning apartment. Location of the property was ideal - a few minutes walk to the sea and close to all lovely shops/cafes and restaurants. A really brilliant location. Thoroughly enjoyed time in Nice waling along the promenade, in the markets and old part of Nice, the trip to Antibes and the bus ride along the coast to Monaco. 4 nights was great but could have spent longer! Overall, a very wonderful stay in a brilliant apartment in a really lovely area of France. Will be back!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Jason Goodhind, UK
on the 2017-10-30 11:21:42

Very central location, we really enjoyed it and wished we could stay longer. Nicely furnished, loved the kitchen and could walk everywhere. It was a bit noisy, but due to party in the building in front, not the neighbours, so, I guess, it was just a bad luck. We would definitely come back.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Jurgita Ovenaivate, IRE
on the 2017-12-05 15:13:04

Outstanding place. Very chic and comfortable. Thank you. We will be back !! We had a very nice stay and your apartment is very comfortable and charming. Great Job !! Hannah was very sweet and helpful.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Elisabeth Galvin, UK
on the 2017-12-27 17:11:47

We loved the Cristal apartment for our girls trip! It is so beautiful and well maintained. We enjoyed the restaurants and little bars/clubs within a short walk from the holiday rental apartment. We also loved shopping at the market especially the Antique market on Monday in addition to all the locally owned stores within walking distance. We did 3 day trips from Nice - all very easy from the Nice Ville train station - Cannes, Eze-Village/Monaco and Ventimiglia, Italy. We would do them all again except Ventimiglia... we wish we would have spent more time in Nice instead. Special thanks to Hanna for meeting us to orient us to the Cristal and providing local tips!! Merci beaucoup!!!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Emily Hext, UK
on the 2018-02-15 18:55:54

We just stayed a week at Cristal and absolutely loved it. We had 3 generations ranging from their 60s to a 2 year old. The weather could not have been worse: snow and freezing rain for a week. We can tell you that the heat and hot water works just fine. The pictures show the apartment just how it is. Plenty of room and extremely well equipped to the point where there were champagne glasses when we needed them. I was not there for the instructional by Hanna but I heard that she was extremely thorough and covered all bases. What you may want to know is that, first, you will have to walk up at least one floor to even get to the elevator. No disability access that is for sure. Location could not be better, however. Close to everything that old town has to offer. Amazing number of restaurants within blocks. My summary is that I was off season, the weather was horrendous (snow on palm trees?!) but the apartment was warm and inviting. All of us really enjoyed it and recommend it without reservation. Great job!!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Andrew Fruckaz, US
on the 2018-03-07 11:06:16

We had a very nice stay in Nice. The holiday rental apartment is like the description, as nice as on photos. Everything clean, nice service! We did a lot of walks around Nice, but also took the bus to Saint Paul de Vence and the train to Antibes. No need for a car, great to stay in the center of Nice, lots of shops and restaurants.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Stefan Girardi, IT
on the 2018-05-05 18:05:51

Amazing location and great value! Would stay here again for sure.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: David Carizzales, US
on the 2018-05-27 18:10:46

We had a fantastic stay at the apartment. The decor was lovely and such an oasis after a busy day in Nice. The property manager was very helpful. We traveled around to many other small cities. I would highly recommend St Paul de Vence and Eze. We ate at the Chèvre d'Or and it was one of the best meals in our lives. Thank you for sharing your beautiful apartment.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Cassell Fitzhugh, US
on the 2018-06-29 15:57:47

To sum it up: The place is amazing!! I was sceptical when I saw the nice pictures and if they meet the expectations in reality. But indeed what you see is what you get. A very cosy, extremely nicely decorated (with fresh flowers) and very clean appartment. All amenities are there and there is a booklet which answers already many questions on transportation, excursions, shops etc.. we even received two bottles of Rose wine and in fact the sundowners we took in the flat with the bustling noise from the street where better than any hotel bar :-) The appartment is right in the old town in the middle of everything. Very short walking distance to the beach, night market, castle etc.. actually there are two very good restaurants just downstairs around the corner. Very convenient if you don’t plan to make reservations and need a table before 8pm. You are rewarded with the real city life looking out of the window at nice narrow streets, old houses... so if you want to stay in the old town, that’s the place to be! Reception: our flight was delayed till early morning 1am. Nevertheless the driver waited at the airport and Jessica met us at the drop off location to guide us to the appartment. She also invested a lot of time to show us the appartment and providing us with tips. Thank you for a great stay!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Paul Blackenstein, US
on the 2018-07-06 16:33:46

This was an amazing place to stay in Nice!!! It was our first trip to Nice and the apartment provided was perfect. We enjoyed the proximity to restaurants, boulangeries, the daily market and bars as well as being able to easily walk to the beach. The place was spotless and accommodated our family of 5 perfectly (‘kids’ are 23, 22 and 19.) We ?? Nice AND this apartment! The management was very quick to respond and accommodating. Do not hesitate to book this apartment!!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Emily Bentley, UK
on the 2018-07-09 15:02:12

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Cristal. A beautifully appointed appartmen with stunning interior design. It is centrally located to Old Town which us right in the heart of all our needs; restaurants, beach and central to the local culture! Thank you!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Julian Redman, UK
on the 2018-07-13 19:35:09

It would be hard to imagine how one could do it better. From the complimentary pick-up at the train station, to the great personal introduction to the property and its environs, to the clean, functional and beautifully designed apartment in the heart of Old Town Nice; Cristal and Sunlight Properties combined to help make our stay in Nice a fantastic one. While you can retreat into the confines of your private apartment removed from the street in quiet comfort, just outside the building's door everything is steps away (including beach, flower market, restaurants, cafes, shopping).

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Adrianne Rans, US
on the 2018-07-19 09:48:44

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the apartment. It was beautiful and well appointed. We had a great dinner at Bar des Oiseaux and relaxed at Castel Plage. We recommend renting a boat from Dark pelican at Villefranche sur Mer and wandering around Eze. Lunch at La Colombe d'Or in St Paul de Vence is magical. We hope to return soon! Thank you Diana and Sunlight!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Ana & Sean, US
on the 2018-07-25 07:38:08

We loved this apartment situated in the perfect spot! You are just a couple of blocks from the beach, and can walk out the front door to many restaurants, shops etc. The property manager was very polite, helpful and gave us great service. The apartment is equipped with everything you should need for a comfortable stay!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Julie Wright, US
on the 2018-07-26 18:15:18

Thank you for the lovely stay at the apartment. The location was perfect and the design absolutely stunning. We highly recommend the vineyard tours with "Friend in France) - it was an amazing experience and the wine was great. Don't miss out on a day trip to Cannes and St Paul de Vence. Dinner at Citrus and Le Marquis... just a minute walk from the apartment. Thank you Diana and Sunlight for the wonderful stay! Heading back to London!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Asher, Natalie, Deena, Christina and Tom, UK
on the 2018-08-01 13:41:48

Gorgeous apt in ideal location! Diana was amazing to work with! We truly enjoyed our stay in Nice while staying at Cristal apt. We walked to Cours Saleya every morning and the beach every afternoon. Wonderful restaurants and fun bars all around, yet we slept very well in the quiet, well air conditioned bedrooms with the black out curtains. We hope to come back agagin soon! Thank you!!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Ana Harris, US
on the 2018-08-03 11:00:17

The apartment is beautiful and feels high end luxury. The owner had taken the time to leave fresh flowers throughout, in time for our stay. There were many instances of support of our holiday, through a file listing recommended stores and restaurants, as well as the manager being accessible by phone in case of any problem or question. We would reserve a holiday with them again in the future.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Carolyn Moore, US
on the 2018-08-07 11:11:45

Thank you so much for sharing your apartment with our family. It is so lovely! The location was great. Thank you to Diana for her help in getting us settled in. We enjoyed Castle Park, the beach, day trip to Monaco & Eze are must! So many great restaurants just steps away. We will definitely be back for another visit and would stay here again. This place was everything you said it would be!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: The Clouse Family, USA
on the 2018-08-28 09:40:21

Great location on a pedestrian street in Vieux Nice, with easy access to restaurants, the market and beach. In comparison with other apartments we have experienced in Europe, the apartment was quite spacious, very well equipped and functional. The kitchen is fairly newly remodeled and well supplied. The second floor location, with an elevator only from the 1st floor (second floor in US) could be an issue for those with some mobility impairment. Sunlight Properties were very pleasant to deal with, provided a good introduction to the apartment, including an excellent book of information and instructions.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Douglas Albright, US
on the 2018-09-28 02:34:19

Beautiful trip, beautiful apartment. Although it was very hot, we always returned to a lovely, cool apartment, extremely well equipped and a wonderful location. We enjoyed the Palais Masséna, Rothschild House, trips to Eze, Gourdon, St Agnès - hilltons. Au revoir et Merci!

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: The Albrights, US
on the 2018-09-28 02:36:54

Beautiful, well-equipped condo with attractive comfortable furnishings. Fabulous location next to market + Promenade des Anglais. We particularly enjoyed the excursion to the Rothschild Estate with bus #81. Weather held despite a forecast of rain for the week. Also enjoyed Castle Park with lunch at La Colombe d'Or. Merci Diana pour votre assistance. À la prochaine! - Les Canadiens

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Denny, Rod, Tony & Helen, Wendy & Bob - Toronto, C
on the 2018-10-19 12:13:27

Lovely place to stay in the centre of the old town in Nice. Spacious and nice decor. High quality fittings and fixtures - a very comfortable place to stay.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Nick Clayson, US
on the 2018-10-29 17:03:55

If I could I would give Cristal 10 stars! Our stay in Nice (in October/November) was wonderful, but staying at Cristal made our stay really magical. Cristal was even more beautiful than we hoped it to be. We felt like we were staying at a 5-star hotel. There was so much attention to detail - so many nice amenities. The apartment was in a perfect location. It was close to the everything – the produce market, the sea and lots of shops and restaurants. Everyone we talked to before and during our stay were so helpful. Even when it rained, it was so nice to know that we could come “home” to the comfort of our apartment. We are looking forward to coming back next year.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review by: Susan Schwartz, US
on the 2018-11-24 01:48:23


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