Three ways to make renting to families easier

The summer holiday season is by far the most popular one of the year in Nice. This isn’t just because the sun is shining and skies are blue, but also because there are loads more families free to jet off and enjoy the picturesque city. The question is: how can you make sure that you’re welcoming families as well as couples to your apartment? Luckily there are a number of things you can do to make sure that mums and dads are happy to book your holiday rental over others in the area. Here are three tips that should help with renting to families.

Proximity

Nice is so readily explorable, which is just one of the reasons why it’s such a hotspot for holiday-makers. However, if you’re to attract families you’ll need to emphasise your apartment’s proximity to key spots – such as the beach or Vieille Ville. This might include tips on using a hired car, a public bus or even walking routes. Just don’t underestimate that couples with kids will always have an added concern about getting around.

Beds

Your apartment could become a family-friendly home in an instant with the help of extra beds. You need not squeeze in extra mattresses because this could make the place look cluttered and turn away couples. Instead, the best option is to invest in fold-out cots that can be stored away and a pull-out sofa. These additions can make all the difference to parents travelling with young ones.

Itinerary

Families may need a small push in the right direction when it comes to their itinerary. Nice, as many people already know, can be a wondrous place for mums and dads with their kids, so make sure you put together a firm itinerary to attract them. This can include beaches with play areas, like Ruhl or Neptune Plage. This plan of action just means that families will feel like they can relax in your home rather than waste time searching for child-friendly places.

Try it!

Don’t let the summer holiday season pass you by without letting families know that your apartment is open for business. If you want to leave the responsibility to someone else, HB Property offer management services for a range of holiday apartments in Nice. Get in touch for more information.

Holiday like a champion on two wheels! cycling in Nice!

Cycling is enjoying a boom in popularity right now, and cyclo-tourism is big business.

Each July the eyes of the world are on France for the annual spectacle of the Tour de France. But with its favourable year-round climate, spectacular terrain and great cafes, cycling in Nice is always popular.

It’s easy to see why so many professional cyclists and their teams prefer cycling in Nice and the Cote d’Azur. Due to this popularity, tourists want to rent out apartments in Nice to ride the same routes as their heros. There’s a high chance that you will even see several professional cyclists whizz past you during your stay!

The Paris-Nice cycling stage race each spring has made local mountain climbs famous worldwide amongst cyclists. Col d’Eze, Col de Vence, Col de Turini, Col de Braus and the Col de la Madone are all big attractions and all cyclists would be proud to boast that they have attempted (and hopefully even conquered) these climbs!

A stay in Nice allows you to ride in the day and enjoy the city’s excellent restaurants in the evening. For those wanting something a little less arduous, nothing beats a steady ride along the world famous seafront of the Promenade des Anglais, or take in the picturesque views by enjoying a short ride for coffee in the sunshine beside Nice marina.

Demand is already high for vacation apartments in Nice, and it’s only likely to grow with the popularity of new events drawing more sporting tourists to the city. In June, the Nice Ironman event attracts thousands of participants from around the world, creating further demand for holiday apartments.

At Harrison Brook Property holiday rentals boasts a selection of Nice apartments and vacation rentals, perfect for your sporting adventure.

Make more money renting in Nice

If you want to make more money renting in Nice you must first find the right rental market. That’s where HB Property can deliver an outstanding service, connecting you with potential clients. But there are certain steps you can take to maximise the return on your holiday property by maximising its potential.

A new paint job

You should aim to refresh the decor in your apartment at the end of every holiday season. Take the time to thoroughly clean your property. Attend to any niggling maintenance issues like leaky taps or loose handles and give everywhere a new coat of paint. This is a great time to get inspired by your surroundings to deliver some real Riviera chic.

Add an en-suite

If you can squeeze in an en-suite, it’s well worth finding the money to do so. En-suite bath or shower rooms add a real cachet to a property and take up surprisingly little space. Even a small walk-in wardrobe can become a luxury walk-in wet room with a little imagination.

Upgrade kitchens and bathrooms

If you’re hoping to attract longer rentals, upgrading a tired kitchen or a grimy bathroom will elevate any Nice apartments and vacation rentals above the competition. There are some surprising bargains to be had if you buy online or hit the big French DIY stores – if you’re buying off the peg, pay attention to the small details like handles, taps and accessories to create a unique style that clients will love.

Make the most of outdoor space

It may not be possible to physically add more space to your rental apartment, but if you can create an outside ‘room’ with an awning or pergola and smart furniture and accessories you’ll automatically add value for your renters. If you can a unique experience you will start to make more money renting in nice.

Offer added extras

Whether that’s local artisan toiletries or high speed WiFi, you can target a premium market with those vital added extras. From the latest tech to stunningly unique decor, state of the art security systems to A+ energy efficient appliances, those details show care and thought that your clients will appreciate.

If you’d like to improve the rental income of your property and you’re looking for property management in Nice, France to achieve your goal contact us at Harrison Brook today.

is Nice worth visiting? 4 reasons why you should spend your holiday in Nice

With a myriad of different destinations available to the modern holidaymaker, it can be hard to know exactly where to start first. Sometimes the temptation can be to search out the most exotic locations in far-flung places, but there’s a host of exciting and affordable destinations just a short flight away. Nice is one such destination, with its beautiful environment on the Mediterranean coast on the south of France. Is Nice worth visiting? Here are just a few reasons why you should pick Nice as your holiday destination.

1) Sun, sea, and sand

If you’re looking for a beach holiday with plenty of opportunities for water sports and activities, then Nice is the place for you. With a host of top quality beaches, Nice is the ideal spot to just lie back and relax. Moreover, there are lots of opportunities to take in the sea, such as whale watching boat tours, and ferry trips that can take in Corsica and the Lerin Islands.

2) Art for art’s sake

If you love taking in high culture on your holidays, then Nice has plenty to offer. With a host of museums, such as the art museums dedicated to Picasso, Chagall, and Matisse, you can spend hours taking in some of the greatest art pieces of all time. Moreover, for fans of modern art, Nice is host to a state-of-the-art modern art gallery, the MAMAC.

3) The bigger picture

One of the things that really sets Nice apart from other holiday destinations is the proximity to Cannes, and therefore, the eponymous film festival. Be sure to visit in May if you want to experience the glitz and glamour of the world’s most famous film festival. Out of season, there are still plenty of sights to see for film lovers, such as the avenue of stars.

4) The scenery and greenery

For those who look for natural beauty during their holidays, Nice also has that covered. Park Phoenix is a must-see, an impressive garden and park with a host of flora and fauna. The park boasts one of the world’s largest greenhouses; containing themed gardens, and is the perfect spot to spend a day taking in nature. Moreover, there are monastery gardens in Nice that cannot be missed.

As you can see, Nice is a holiday destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list. To learn more about the best vacation properties in Nice, contact HB Property today!

LGBT Nice, explore the amazing LGBT scene Nice has to offer!

There are some cities that are long-established for welcoming people who are LGBT. This includes Montreal, San Francisco and New York. It’s now time that people experience LGBT Nice. It takes just a two-hour plane journey from London to enjoy the open-minded and free-spirited community that’s growing in this hotspot in the French Riviera. Here are three great ways Nice is becoming the go-to destination for all things LGBT.

Celebrations

The crème de la crème of LGBT celebrations is the Pink Parade. This is a huge gathering of people – many from outside of France – who flock to a party on the streets of Nice. It’s a vibrant affair, typically accompanied by the glow of the sun. The parade happens every summer and is only getting bigger and better each year. Similar annual celebrations include Lou Queernaval and In and Out. There’s also the Zefestival, which attracts many up-and-coming LGBT film-makers looking to feature their work.

Nightlife

There are a growing number of bars and clubs that are catering to the LGBT Nice community. These, expectedly, are amongst the most lively and exciting venues in Nice. For instance, Le Glam on Rue Eugène Emmanuel – which welcomes revellers until 5am most nights – features top DJs and dancers to help visitors let loose in a unique setting. There are also more intimate venues where people can enjoy a quiet drink, such as the Le Kult cocktail bar on Rue Benoit Bunico.

Hangouts

There are LGBT-focused cafes and shops on Rue Bonaparte, many of which have only just begun to crop up. There are now also beaches that are gaining popularity for their inclusively. The most frequented of which is arguably Coco Beach, which is often full of gay, lesbian and bisexual sunbathers. There are also private beaches, such as Hi Beach.

It’s time to head to Nice

Whether you’re part of the LGBT community or simply eager to embrace a different culture, you can’t go wrong with making your next trip to Nice. If you’ve decided that the stunning city on the French Riviera is for you, be sure to check out the amazing vacation rentals in Nice at HB Property.

Enjoy the unique culture of Nice with a historical holiday

We all know that Nice is one of the cities of romance – and why wouldn’t it be. Set on the French Riviera, there’s much to see and do in and around Nice; a location steeped in culture and history. If you’re a fan of more educational trips as far as historical holidays in France go, Nice is as fascinating as it is beautiful.

A long and storied history

Historical holidays in France should be by definition full of history. Nice offers exactly that. Nice hasn’t always been a quintessentially French city; Greek seafarers founded the city in 350BC, naming the colony Nikaia – after their term for victory. It wasn’t until 1860 that Nice became a permanent part of France. Offering delightful views and a beautiful holidaying location for English and European royalty thanks to its temperate weather. Historically attracting artists and fans of the arts, Nice was nicknamed ‘Nice la Belle’, or Nice the Beautiful, thanks to its stunning views and appealing architecture.

A culture of warmth and food

What’s a French city without food? Thanks to Nice’s choice location, and international patronage, this city has the best of French-Italian cuisine including excellent wines, delectable candied fruits and many fine cheeses. Known as Niçois cuisine, there are many food tours and restaurants for those inclined.

Nice as a home for art

Containing many different artists’ museums paying homage to the artistic background and culture for creativity, Nice has many different locations in which to enjoy art inspired by the azure blue seas and stark white architecture. If art is your kind of culture, there’s plenty to see and explore, from modern galleries to museums of art, sculpture and simply dedicated to the history of the Nice area.

If you love art, history, culture and great food, Nice has all you need. Choosing a holiday apartment in Nice is an excellent way to immerse yourself in that culture. Why not book one of our amazing vacation rentals today.

Hidden Nice, 5 of the best kept secrets in Nice

Nice attracts thousands of visitors every year who visit the city to enjoy its stunning coastline and rich history. rather than staying in your apartment why not discover the gems hidden Nice has on offer.

La Tete Carree Library

Designed by French artist Sacha Sosno, the sculpture which houses the Central Library in Nice is striking. The cube-shaped building, which balances on top of a neck and chin, is home to three floors of books.

Coco Beach

Coco beach is hidden away from the many tourist hotspots that make up Nice and is a favourite among locals. The Beach is situated between rocks, and is a short walk away from the packed tourist beaches that make up much of the coastline in Nice. Climbing and diving are often enjoyed due to the rocks that surround the beach, and the clear waters provide the chance to snorkel and enjoy marine life.

La Crypte Archeologique de Nice

There is a crypte near the tramway at Place Jacques Toja. A door leads to a staircase that descends into the crypte. A poster that advertises the historical location gives a clue to the archeological secrets which lie beneath. a panel seals the entrance during certain hours obscuring the staircase and making it blend into the square.

Parc du Vinaigrier

Located on the eastern side of Nice, north of the port, Parc du Vinaigrier is a picturesque place to visit. Visitors to the park have a chance to see foxes, badgers and hedgehogs if they’re lucky.

Chateau de Bellet

Northern Nice boasts its own wine region, producing braquet, folle noire and rolle. The Barrons of Bellet family established the vineyards that have over 70 years experience when it comes to winemaking. A short drive from the centre of Nice, visitors can enjoy a tour of the vineyards and the Bellet chapel, which lies within the same grounds.

 

For more information visit Harrison Brook 

French Riviera apartment rentals | tips for letting holiday apartments in Nice

To get the best out of your French riviera apartment rentals you need to be smart about how you promote the property. Here we explore some top tips for increasing the profitability of your holiday apartments in Nice.

Use a property manager

Using property management Nice, France, can help you to get more exposure for your property and ensure that more people are seeing it. This will help to keep the property full and maximise your profits.

Update your calendar

Keeping your calendar up to date is hugely important and the sooner you can provide availability the better. Plan your own holiday in your holiday apartments in Nice and then open up every other date to customers to get them filled.

Upload more photos

Showing the customer exactly what you have to offer them can increase interest. Remember, people will assume that anything you are not displaying is not attractive, so ensure that you photograph the whole property. With more information you will be more likely to get bookings.

Request reviews

Customers want to see reviews from other guests and they will be more likely to book your Nice apartments if there are good reviews of the property when they look. Requesting reviews from guests will help to increase your profile and bookings.

Accept online payments

One big downfall for many people letting properties by themselves is not being set up to take money in an easy and simple manner. If you cannot take online payments then you will lose a great deal of interest in the property. You can using a pre-existing online payment system without the cost of setting one up and running one yourself.

Provide detailed information

Finally, you should give as much information as possible. Inform tenants of the local attractions such as beaches and restaurants as well as their locations. With more information guests are more likely to decide on your apartment over another and pay their rental to you.

To find out more of the information and services Harrison Brook can offer please visit our website.

Make money leasing! Residents of Nice, France are getting paid to go on holiday

Romantic, relaxing and radiant with sunshine, Nice provides the kind of heaven that people dream of all year long.

In fact, France is the most popular tourist destination on the planet. 86 million foreign tourists annually is now a common statistic for the country. The French Riviera plays host to a lion’s share of this market, with a long tourist season starting in March and ending in October (with major peaks during the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival).

But even when you live in paradise, you still want to explore.

With an upsurge in vacation rentals in recent years, property owners in Nice are realising that when they go on holiday, they could break even – or even make money leasing their home.

<h2> The vacation rental market in Nice: bigger and better than ever </h2>

Over the past five years, Airbnb has normalised the holiday rental market – there’s no doubt about that. But with new political and legal obstacles revealing themselves every month, it’s not for everyone.

Awareness of ‘hosting’ is at an all-time high; but many people are put off by the worry of becoming embroiled in the smaller irks – or even legal nightmares – of the relatively unprotected route to the vacation rental market. Instead, responsible property owners are turning to property rental services like Harrison Brook Property Holiday Rentals.

The ultimate benefit of Airbnb is a passive income, but that’s traded off for risk. Harrison Brook Property Holiday Rentals is providing Nice residents with the ability to make money leasing with none of the risk. On top of this, we’re experts in the Nice vacation rental market, so we attract the kind of guests any host would be delighted to have.

<h2> €1200 a week for homes in Nice </h2>

A typical home with two bedrooms in Nice generally attracts between €900 and €1200 for a week. Great locations and extra special touches can take that figure even higher.

At Harrison Brook Property Holiday Rentals, many of our property owners come home and tell us they actually made more money by going on holiday than they would have if they’d stayed at home. For them, and perhaps for you, it’s a no-brainer.

So sit back, relax, and let the passive income flow. All you have to do is decide where you’d like to do it.

Three reasons Nice is perfect for a post-break up getaway

Everyone knows that Paris is the City of Love. However, there’s not really a particular place that’s perfect for people going through a break up – or is there? It just so happens that anyone whose romantic life isn’t going their way could really benefit from taking themselves off on a trip to Nice. The French Riviera hotspot is ideal for anyone who’s trying to pick themselves up and move on after going through a break up, so let’s look at a few reasons why nice is the ideal holiday after break up.

Distractions

Your love life woes will quickly slip to the back of your mind when you come face to face with some of the most stunning sights in Europe. Take, for instance, the beautiful Nice Cathedral. You’ll be so absorbed by its stunning architecture that it’ll feel like all your problems just slip away. There are plenty more sights in the city that will have the same effect too.

Seclusion

It’s nice to just get away from it all sometimes when things aren’t going well in your romantic life. Yes, Nice is a vibrant city – but it’s also one that offers a degree of seclusion when you need it. For example, the Parc de la Colline du Château. Located on the east of the city, this picturesque spot offers a great opportunity to collect your thoughts and enjoy precious ‘me time’ at a time when you need it most.

Locals

The locals are famously friendly in Nice. In fact, you can expect to be treated with the warmest of attitudes at all times – whether you’re dining at a restaurant, shopping in the markets or even savouring a glass of wine in a bar. It’s ultimately a great chance to once again see the good in people at a time when you need people to laugh and smile with.

Don’t miss out!

A Nice holiday after break up could actually be your secret weapon to getting over a relationship. The city is just a two-hour flight from London and there’s an amazing selection of vacation apartments in Nice just waiting to welcome you with open arms. For more information on booking a place to stay, check out HB Property.