Why Holiday rent in Nice?

There is much to attract tourists, students, professionals and those of all backgrounds to holiday rent in Nice. It is one of the highlights of the French Riviera, and a desirable place to spend time. Here are just a few of the reasons why Nice is such a fantastic place to stay, and why people flock there for studies, holidays and a place to live!

Food:

There is a great range of cuisine on offer in Nice, with the signature French dishes on offer rivalling some of the very best restaurants in the world. Anyone who likes fine dining without the price tag of a gourmet restaurant will be more than catered for.

Transport:

Nice has an excellent road safety record, so if you are a driver you will feel safe and comfortable. If you use trains, the services in Nice are fast, efficient and reliable.

Weather:

If you holiday rent in Nice you can enjoy a range of weather throughout the year in Nice. Enjoy cold, sometimes snowy winters for that perfect Christmas, and revel in the glorious sunshine of the summer, when there is almost never a rainy day.

Rent:

You will not be overcharged for rental fees as there are government regulations in place to prevent this. Nice is an excellent place to study as well as there is strict regulation on housing prices for students.

Crime:

Nice is a safe place to live, furthermore, the crime rate is far lower than that of a typical large city.

Cost of Living:

Nice is known as the least expensive area to live in the French Riviera, so you can enjoy all the benefits of the country’s most picturesque region without stretching your monthly budget to breaking point.

Friendliness of locals:

In Nice, there are close communities of friendly people who are always very welcoming to new people.

These are just a few of the many things that make Nice a great place to live, study or holiday. every day in Nice will be exciting and new. If you would like to enquire about staying in Nice for a long- or short-term visit, contact us at HB Property to learn about Nice apartments and vacation rentals.

When you’re preparing to rent out your apartment in Nice, it’s the attention to detail that will make the difference between an average review and a repeat booking. And a welcome basket should offer that unexpected wow that makes your guests’ stay a memorable one.

Create a five-star experience

Renting vacation apartments in Nice is now no longer the preserve of the holidaymaker on a budget. Experienced world travellers appreciate that renting holiday apartments in Nice offers greater freedom and flexibility to really experience a city, but they also have high expectations of their stay and expect it to offer the same comfort and convenience as a 5-star hotel.

So how can you replicate that experience? Imagine your guests are tired, stressed out and hungry on arrival and create a Nice apartment welcome that helps them to relax immediately in their new surroundings.

The food and drink option

A bottle of good Provencal Rosé chilling in the fridge and some carefully sourced artisanal Pâté and chèvre cheese with a fresh baguette and some delicious black Nicoise olives could form the basis of your welcome pack. Make sure that the kitchen is stocked with good coffee, herbal teas and drinking chocolate and that you provide bottled water and fresh milk. Fresh croissants, butter and delicious local jam will be welcome at breakfast time.

You could also go the extra mile and arrange a restaurant booking, set up options for click and collect shopping with the local hypermarkets and leave a full list of directions to your favourite market stalls, boulangeries and gelato shops.

Going the extra mile

If you’re welcoming a family with children, then provide age-appropriate toys – from a teddy to a games console – to keep them occupied. Discount vouchers from local attractions will also be appreciated.

For business travellers, hi-speed WiFi is essential so invest in a WiFi booster if necessary. You could also leave a useful power bank as a gift, branded with your logo and contact details.

If you offer a premium experience for a romantic retreat then scented candles, high thread count bedding, an iPod dock and samples of some delicious local olive oils, chocolates and other artisanal products will add to the atmosphere.

If you’d prefer to focus on the finer details and leave the management of your property to the professionals, then contact us at Harrison Brook Property and we’ll be pleased to discuss your requirements.

HB Property Wine Tasting

What a great way to end a work year and get ready for the holidays! A wine tasting with our friends from Vin de Terre. The HB Property team participated in an open house wine tasting event in the original location where Vin de Terre is based just in central Nice. We have tasted a large variety of white wines with special notes like the Duberny Chardonnay Viognier, Pouilly Fume and the Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc. Every sip came with a little anecdote and a piece of history so time and glasses just flew by.

 

Vin de Terre

We’ve learned that a good Chianti wine can be recognised by a label with a black rooster. An important lesson learnt! This will not guarantee that you are drinking the best Chianti but it will say it is a good quality one. We also tried Spanish red wine from our friends at Vina Ijalba and we were quite impressed by the Ijalba Graciano – the first 100% organically-grown Graciano in the world.
So whenever you are in Nice and you are looking for a nice experience that involves wine, friends and interesting historical facts don’t hesitate to contact Ewan from Vin de Terre. Needless to say, all tours and wine tasting events are bilingual so everyone can join in. You don’t even need to travel far thanks to their central location!

 

Vin de Terre

Feeling thirsty? Harrison Brook Property can arrange your stay on the French Riviera. We deal with everything from fresh linen to airport transfers. We’ll even stock your fridge, and of course, include a bottle of wine from our friends at Vin de Terre. So, whether you’re ready for a holiday or you’re looking to rent out your property get in touch today! We’ll remove all the stress and make your experience unforgettable.

Whether you’re currently renting our your holiday apartments in Nice to visitors and tourists, or you’re just thinking about leaping into your first property investment, there’s a lot to think about. While your decor might be acceptable, with so many stunning properties out there, it’s important to ensure yours stands out from the rest – impressing your guests and improving your chances of return custom. Here are some of the latest trends you can incorporate into your property to inspire your visitors and improve your profits.

Modern fixtures

Many vacation properties feature stunning views, gorgeous furniture and great proximity to local amenities. But can lose out with less than up-to-date features, such as an old-fashioned kitchen or a retro bathroom. Though these aren’t dealbreakers for most, there are always guests who want to feel at home in their apartment, from being able to cook a meal purchased from authentic French markets to relaxing in the tub at the end of a long day of sightseeing. Providing attractive modern amenities ensures every part of your guest’s visit exceeds their expectations.

Unique features

We’re firmly in the time of social media, and there’s nothing better than seeing your property elicit delight or encouraging additional bookings thanks to an Instagram post or Facebook review. Something as simple as statement wallpaper, beautiful toiletries or vibrantly coloured furniture can make your property attract a younger, more social media savvy crowd – offering you free advertising and great reviews.

French inspired decor

If modern isn’t your thing, Nice’s floral and romantic Mediterranean past is another way you can differentiate your property. Combine French decor with painted shutters, well-maintained climbing plants and luxury furniture for a more classic feel that can transport your guests back in time. To those who live in Nice, it may feel a bit cliche, but to holiday goers these little touches will add to the novelty and romance of a vacation in Nice.

Feeling inspired? If you’re ready and raring to rent out your Nice property, we can help. At Harrison Brook Property, we take the stress out of holiday letting, leaving you to enjoy your profits and positive reviews. Set your property apart with stylish decor, exciting features and a stellar management service and you’re sure to impress. Contact us today to start your journey to profitability.

Nice marathon… the perfect excuse to see the city and stay fit

Whether you’re the sporty type or you prefer to watch the runners commit to a 42 kilometre run along to coast, the Nice marathon, otherwise known as ‘marathon de Alpes Maritimes’, is an event you don’t want to miss.

The event, taking place on November 5th 2017, will mark the 10 year anniversary of the Nice marathon. The marathon is open to everyone and offers a shuttle service for those a bit out the way. 

The run will see you beginning in Nice and crossing the finish line in Cannes. Your victory is rewarded upon arrival in Cannes as you’re given a “FINISHER” t-shirt courtesy of Skechers.

Taking place in November means a fresh air and maybe a slight breeze. But, sun lovers, don’t forget you are in the South of France. The sun is almost sure to be shining at some point during your trip.

The beautiful course is set along the coast. Running between palm trees with a beautiful sea view is juxtaposed by snowy mountains in the background.

If running 42 kilometres sounds a little bit steep to you, that shouldn’t put you off participating. You have the option to run the marathon and at the 21-kilometre mark switch with a partner who will finish the race you started! It’s a great way to get involved and run for the cause of your choice.

Practicality

The French Riviera is a popular holiday destination year round. Offering warm weather and beaches in the summer and Christmas markets, shopping and even skiing, just an hour away, in the winter. So if you’re coming from afar it’s important to book ahead.

With the large event drawing in athletes of all levels from across the world it’s almost certain that hotels will boost their prices. A private apartment may be the perfect solution.

Here at HB Property, we have on offer a range of apartments in and around Nice. With airport transfers, fresh linens, professional cleaning and even grocery shopping our rentals are perfect for a stress-free holiday.

If you’re interested in joining the Nice marathon or any events on the Cote-d’Azur, get in touch today for first class accommodation.

Making the most of your trip to the French Riviera

For many of us, a holiday is a perfect opportunity to really get the feel for a city. Immerse ourselves in the culture and lifestyle of somewhere far from home. But, sometimes it’s good to see the bigger picture!

Soaking up the charms of Nice on foot is a great way to get to grips with this quaint city – you can stroll along streets lined with traditional seafood restaurants, shop in tiny local boutiques and wander down the promenade to get a feel for what life in Nice is like.

Hire a boat for a trip off the coast of Nice, is also perfect. You’ll be treated to some of the best views there are of this delightful French seaside city. By taking the long view you can see all that this wonderful city has to offer in one panoramic view.

It’s not the only reason you should hire a boat, of course. For the keen scuba diver, there are some fantastic opportunities available. The French Riviera has some of the best underwater wildlife anywhere in the world. A trip beneath the waves will not disappoint.

For those with a more sedentary approach to life, hiring a boat can be the ultimate luxury. You can sunbathe, enjoy a glass of wine and feast on some local cheese and meat for an off-shore picnic whilst acting as your own private sun-lounger moored off the coast of one of France’s most beautiful cities.

If you’ve got kids in tow, your little ones will love the excitement of doing something different; and unlike other modes of transport, it may even be safe for them to take their turn at steering (under close supervision). It’s a great mid-week treat if you’re staying in Nice on holiday, to mix things up a little!

How can we help

The ocean is just one of many things that draws thousands of tourists to Nice every day – and it’s the perfect spot for a family holiday. If you’re thinking of booking a trip to Nice, take a look at the properties we have available to rent. Get in touch today for the best rate!

Nice is a city that is very much alive whatever time of year you visit. Making it the ideal out of season destination. Renting your holiday homes in Nice outside the high season window is viable. For example, a focus on Christmas can be both enjoyable and lucrative.

1. The perfect festive getaway

With a little research, you can provide your guests with an itinerary for a Christmas they’ll never forget. From the Circuit des Crèches in the nearby hilltop village of Luceram to skating in Monaco harbour, to the wonderful Christmas markets in the region, this is the perfect festive getaway. And with world class ski resorts just an hour away, your guests can hit the piste to ski away that Christmas dinner. Provide outstanding service with plenty of information, website addresses and details of car hire and public transport and you’ll get five-star reviews on your holiday apartments in Nice.

2. Market the ideal Christmas

Emphasising the appeal of your property whatever time of year you’re hoping to attract new guests is important. Perhaps you’re a short walk from the glittering festive Ferris wheel with its stunning views over the town and coast – just perfect for a romantic getaway. Or maybe you’re on the seafront, so an adventurous family can take part in one of the Christmas swims that happen throughout December – Santa hat obligatory! A tight focus on a particular marketcan reap rich rewards.

3. Take the time to decorate

Provide a tree and some appropriate decorations. Featuring the famous clay santons of the region is a touch that elevates your homes in Nice above other options. Why not add some Christmas food and wine regional specialities likethe thirteen desserts of dried fruit and nuts. Maybe even add a bottle of a good Provençal rosé or a French fizz to celebrate with?

4. Ask the professionals

You can offer an outstanding Christmas experience to your guests if you have the time and expertise, or you can let a professional agency like Harrison Brook property handle it for you, making renting out your property in Nice simple and hassle free. Contact us to see how we can help you create the ideal holiday rental at any time of year.

Hidden Gems of the popular Cote-d’Azur town, Nice.

Nice is one of Europe’s most beautiful and enjoyable cities. But, did you know it offers much to do outside of the usual tourist attractions? Here, we’re going to take a look at some of Nice’s hidden gems, ideal for when you fancy going off the beaten track.

1. Rue Bonaparte

Set next to the Place Garibaldi, Rue Bonaparte is a stylish network of bars, restaurants and cafes perfect for when you feel like unwinding on your vacation. Despite having lots to enjoy, Rue Bonaparte doesn’t have the same touristy feel as some of the city’s other venues, even in the busier season.

2. Chateau de Bellet

If you’re a wine fan, the Chateau de Bellet vineyards are definitely worth a trip to see. The combination of rare grapes and sulphurous terrain lead to wines that are quite unique and offer a once in a lifetime chance for any vino lovers. Take the tour and you’ll be able to enjoy the vineyards themselves, as well as the wine cellar and the Belletchapel. And, of course, there’s the chance to participate in tasting sessions.

3. Galerie Eva Vautier

If you love art but want to avoid the busier venues Galerie Eva Vautier is a great option. It’s based in the Liberation part of Nice town centre, and shows off the best contemporary work from France and beyond. The gallery also regularly puts on cutting-edge expositions, so if you time your trip right you might be able to catch some of Europe’s most compelling work.

4. La Grande Corniche

The south of France has long attracted driving enthusiasts, and La Grande Corniche is one of the most stunning roads in the region. The scenery along the road – which will take you all the way to Italy, if you want it to! – is jaw-dropping in places, taking in some of southern France’s most beautiful towns, as well as a unique bird’s-eye view of Monaco. For lovers of the road, La Grande Corniche is a must visit.

5. Coco Beach

For many people, holidays are all about the beach. In Nice, Coco Beach is the hidden gem. It’s never as crowded as the coastline and has an almost tropical feel. There are also a lot of opportunities for diving and climbing on the surrounding rocks. Snorkelling is also an option if you’re an animal lover and want to say hello to the local wildlife.

These hidden gems are a brilliant way to spend a day or two, especially when you have a great holiday apartment in Nice as your base. Contact us today to get your property sorted.

With just a 2-hour flight time from the UK, Nice is the ideal hotspot for an alternative city break. From the Bay of Angels, the most beautiful urban beachfront in Europe, to the gorgeous old town, there’s so much to see and do. It really is so much nicer to have a city break in Nice!

Must see sights

Though it’s perfectly possible to spend a long weekend simply strolling along the fabulous Promenade des Anglais, Nice has more than enough attractions to fill as a city break destination and leave you wanting more. From the warren of bustling and picturesque streets that make up the old town with its incredible flower market, to the mesmerising Matisse and Chagall museums, Nice is thrillingly cosmopolitan and cultured. Don’t miss a deviation from the Promenade des Anglais to the newly opened Promenade du Paillon, a green space that cuts through the heart of town with fountains and sculptures, then continue up Castle Hill for astonishing views over Nice and to the sea.

Unmissable eats

Eating in Nice is as laidback as the city itself. Enjoy the traditional and delicious chickpea socca pancakes (they’re also gluten free!) or a proper Salade Nicoise as you gaze across the Mediterranean. Beautiful southern stuffed vegetables and salty and delicious Pissaladiere are perfect washed down with some delicious rosé for a healthy and flavoursome lunch. From Michelin starred restaurants like the outstanding Chantecler to the mouthwatering array of seafood at La Petite Maison in the old town, you’ll love the Mediterranean diet.

Perfect places to stay

The Riviera has long been synonymous with style and luxury. The best way to enjoy a city break is to have one that puts you in the heart of the action . If you want to pop to the local boulangerie for a croissant or enjoy the best coffee in town at the Brulerie des Cafés Indien that has been roasting its own beans since the 1940s, have a picnic on the beach or grab a terrace table at Les Distilleries Idéales to enjoy the sunset, then an apartment offers you all the flexibility you need for the nicest city break in Nice. At HB Property we have a property to suit your needs, so contact us today for more details.

Once you’ve made the decision to let your property for holiday accommodation, you will want to do everything you can to ensure that it will appeals to guests and maximise your Nice holiday let. Here are our top tips for giving your apartment the wow factor:

1. Location

Nice is a winning location for holiday lets. The name is recognised the world over and brings with it associations of warm weather and beautiful scenery. Make sure that your listing makes the most of this, and of where in Nice you are. Are you close to any particular location or attraction which visitors may want to know about? Be sure they can tell.

2. Find your niche

Is your apartment particularly suited to one type of holidaymaker? Could it be perfect for families looking to escape to the beach, or is it the ideal romantic getaway? Is it close enough to the centre for those with mobility problems to enjoy sight-seeing or on a bus route for those without a car? Make the most of what is special about your place.

3. Tell a story

When creating your listing, don’t just deliver dry facts – tell people the story of what a stay in your apartment might be like. Talk about what other visitors have enjoyed, or what experiences are possible to have. Make it real – make it something that people want to experience, not just read about!

4. Exceed expectations

Having a great Nice holiday let is all about making the experience really magical for your guests. If you do then they are more likely to share their experience on review sites and help you build more business by word of mouth. Make sure everything is perfect, and if there are any problems then deal with them on the spot. It’s a rule of customer service that sometimes the clients who have the biggest problems end up being your biggest fans.

5. Let us help you!

We’d love to help you with listing your property. We are currently building up our portfolio of Nice holiday let properties, so if you have any questions, or you would like to hear more about who we are and what we do, then please contact us!