Three ways tourists can keep fit and healthy in Nice, how to not gain weight on vacation

The prospect of a sunny getaway can leave some tourists questioning how they’ll ever manage to maintain their health and fitness levels when they’re on holiday. After all, most people are waving goodbye to their gym membership for a week or two – and this can leave them at a loose end when it comes to staying active and eating well. Luckily, this isn’t an issue in Nice. Instead, you’ll find that the stunning coastal city is the perfect destination to maintain your fitness levels. Here is our guide on how to not gain weight on vacation.

Exercise

You’ve got a world of physical activities at your fingertips when you touch down in Nice. For instance, you can rent a bike and spend the day racing along the network of cycle paths that are established across the city. If you choose to cycle along one of the promenades – such as Promenade des Anglais – you’ll also find picturesque seafront views that trump anything you’ll see while exercising at home. There are also countless beaches to run along and oceans to swim in if those are more your thing.

Sleep

Nice isn’t the type of place that attracts stag or hen parties. This means that without revellers waking you up at all hours, you can always get a good night’s rest during your break. Sleep, of course, helps stabilise your metabolism and provides you with energy to partake in exercise. You’ll no doubt be hopping out of bed feeling as fresh as a daisy and ready to enjoy the sun-soaked mornings unfold in a city where there’s just so much to explore.

Food

There’s no need to come off your diet should you not want to in Nice. After all, countless restaurants offer freshly-caught fish – meaning you can consume protein and steer clear of processed food. In addition to this, salade niçoise – which originated in Nice – appears on many menus and contains nutritious favourites such as lettuce leafs, tomatoes and olives.

Nice awaits!

Nice is the perfect destination if you’re adamant you want to return from your holiday looking and feeling as great as you already do. If you’ve decided that it’s the city for you, be sure to use HB Property to find the very best vacation apartments in Nice.

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.

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.

Fall in love with Nice this autumn….

From beautiful vacation rentals to stunning apartments, the holiday rentals market is booming in Nice, and it’s not difficult to see why. Located in the French Riviera, right on the French coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and nestled at the foot of the Alps, there are more than a few reasons why people fall in love with Nice la Belle.

From as far back as the 18th century, the English have been packing up their bags and making their holiday plans in Nice, due to the stunning views, warm weather and beautiful beaches that delighted a country far more used to wet, windy weather throughout autumn. Since then, Nice has become a hotspot for visitors across every month, with visitors enjoying the laid-back metropolitan vibe that the city provides with plentiful shopping, great food and mild weather.

Here are just some of the reasons you’ll fall in love with Nice this autumn:

Visit the Riviera

With many picturesque coastal towns, beautiful blue seas and countless yachts dotted along the waves, you don’t get much more glamorous than the French Riviera – which is probably why all the celebrities choose to sun themselves there too. Boat tours, driving tours and more allow you to further explore the coast, from Cannes to Monte Carlo. Mediterranian architecture in earthy tones is everywhere, creating the feeling of a river lost in time that is anything but autumnal.

Experience the taste

Nice takes the metropolitan feel even further with a huge variety of eateries, delis and restaurants to choose from. If you’re looking for gelato or ice cream, you’ll certainly be spoiled for choice, with some establishments having been open for more than 50 years. Whereas it’s time for hot chocolate and warm jumpers in the UK, in Nice you can sample gourmet French cuisine, as well as get a taste of the Mediterranean with Italian-style cooking and bakeries if that’s more your kind of scene.

Take in the history

Not only is Nice beautiful, it’s got a long and storied history that’s fascinating to learn about. Discover the Victorian Promenade des Anglais, one of the most famous and lengthy beaches on the Riviera; or visit La Colline du château, the site of an ancient fortress that’s now the ideal place for a picnic with beautiful greenery. Nice also features multiple stunning art galleries and museums to explore, and thanks to the lack of rainy, miserable weather you can enjoy a picnic at many historical locations.

Want to explore the area for yourself with vacation apartments in Nice? Contact us today to discover what the French Riviera can offer you this autumn. We’re sure you’ll fall in love.

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!

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.

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!

Nice has long been a firm favourite for holidays and getaways, due to its stunning scenery, culture, and architecture.  With so many things to explore, it can be difficult to fit everything in; that’s why we’ve compiled this list, so you can be sure to make the most out of this spectacular city.

Explore the culture

There are a plethora of museums to discover in Nice, varying from sport to contemporary art. There is a museum to suit all interests, but the Musée Matisse and Musée Marc Chagall are firm favourites that explore the works of some of France’s greatest artists.

The architecture of Nice is simply stunning.   You will never tire of seeing the city’s colourful buildings entwined with grand architecture.  You should make time to visit the Basilica Notre Dame, which is the oldest of Nice’s modern religious buildings and is perhaps even grander than its Parisian counterpart.  The Opéra de Nice is home to Nice’s philharmonic orchestra and national ballet. All of which are well worth a Visit during your stay.  If you’re visiting Nice in February, ensure that you take in the sights and sounds of Nice Carnival.

Eat, drink and relax

No visit to the French Riviera is complete without experiencing the vast array of wines and fresh produce it has to offer. Stop off at one of the many brasseries on the ever-popular Promenade de Anglais for a stunning Mediterranean view, and make sure to try a Socca – a chickpea flatbread that is one of the region’s specialities.

For something a little different, stroll down to Place Rossetti in the heart of the old town. Place Rossetti is right in front of the baroque Cathédral Sainte-Réparate and is filled with energy, music, and atmosphere. There are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby too.

Due to its location on the French Riviera, no visit to Nice would be complete without a day soaking up the sun on one of the region’s beaches. There are numerous private and public beaches in and around Nice – but do be aware of the pebbles!

Rent a holiday apartment in Nice

There is truly no better way to explore and do in Nice than from the comfort of your own holiday apartment. A holiday rental provides comfort, privacy, and space that a hotel room can not provide, and it is the perfect base to explore all of Nice, as well as its neighbouring towns and cities.

Here at Harrison Brook Property, we are passionate about helping you find the perfect holiday rentals in Nice, France, so do get in touch if you’re interested in booking your perfect escape today.

Nice is the perfect destination for your next trip and we can help with that. If you’re looking for high-quality accommodation, then our holiday rentals in Nice. France are a perfect and affordable solution for you. HB Property specialises in vacation apartments in Nice. We offer a fantastic range of vacation rentals and Nice apartments that are guaranteed to suit your needs.

Contact us today to find out more.

Nice holiday home

If you’ve decided to rent out your Nice holiday home for the first time, there’s a lot to think about. One issue on your agenda should be the things you should leave in your property ready for guests to use. Aside from the essentials, like cutlery, bedding and crockery, here are four other items that could help make their stay memorable . You can boost their chances of recommending your property:

  1. A basket of goodies for their arrival

When guests arrive to stay, they’ve often been travelling for hours. They’re tired, thirsty, hungry and need a rest. What better way to greet your guests in their temporary home than by leaving a special basket of goodies to welcome them?

For example, a French stick, some local speciality cheese, butter, a bottle of French wine, soft drinks if you know children are coming, pastries, chocolate or biscuits. It doesn’t have to be expensive items, but if you package it up nicely in a basket. It will make a good impression when they arrive and they’ll have something to enjoy as they settle in.

  1. A welcome pack

It’s always a nice touch to leave your visitors some kind of guide to the property and the area. But rather than just leaving a bundle of information guides or home appliance booklets, why not go one step further and make a special welcome pack?

You could include details of the property, how things work, what to in the local area, details of restaurants nearby. Also what to do if there’s a problem and include details of how they can contact you if they need to. If you’ve got WiFi in the property, don’t forget to include the code too!

  1. Maps of the local area

While a lot of people rely on GPS or their mobiles for maps these days, it’s still nice to leave some paper maps of the local area in your property. It gives people the chance to pore over a map in the evening as they decide what to do and is especially useful if there’s poor, or no, WiFi in the area.

  1. Toiletries in the bathroom

Many properties don’t provide any toiletries for guests, but it can be a nice added touch to leave a few items. You can either add a small basket of essentials to a bathroom – a small bar of soap, a small bottle of shampoo or a shower cap – or add a larger bottle of bath and shower gel. The latter can be easily fixed to the wall and simply topped up when required.

Contact us for more information on renting out your holiday apartment in Nice, get in touch with Harrison Brook Property today.

Nice Holiday Rental

It’s that time of year again. You are starting to get the travel itch and you really want a getaway. Celebrated throughout the years for its outstanding scenery, architecture and culture, Nice, France is the perfect choice to satisfy those holiday cravings with a Nice holiday rental. With so much accommodation choice within Nice, it can be difficult to make a decision, so here are our top reasons why a nice holiday rental apartment is better than a hotel stay:

1) Privacy

You can experience privacy in your hotel room, but breakfast areas and general lobbies tend to be busy, meaning you can’t wander around endlessly. With an Nice holiday rental, the whole apartment is yours to do what you wish!

2) Freedom

Don’t you hate when breakfast finishes at 9 am but you were hoping to have an unexpected lie-in that you can never achieve at home? With a Nice holiday rental, you have the complete freedom to do as you wish without needing to adhere to a fixed schedule. Our team ensure that you have all the luxuries and conveniences that you should expect from a holiday in beautiful Nice, so you can have breakfast whenever you wish!

3) Child-friendly

Children are people too! Lots of hotels just aren’t geared for families. Family rooms are limited, which means you need to book two or more rooms to cater for your family, which not only bumps up the cost but the inconvenience too. Fortunately, it’s easy to find a Nice holiday rental that can satisfy the needs of a family. You even have the option to cook from home.

4) No hidden charges

It’s frustrating when you check-out at a hotel and suddenly there’s a balance that needs to be paid for things you thought were included, such as linen and towels or WiFi. When you book a Nice holiday rental, you’re dealing directly with the agent. That means you know what your stay includes and exactly how much it will cost you. With us, you also receive a luxury welcome pack to help you get started. Such as local organic wine, fresh ground coffee, kitchen essentials, and high-quality linen and towels.

These are just a few reasons why a Nice holiday rental is a better choice than a hotel stay. If you’re looking for quality accommodation, then we are what you are looking for. Our holiday rentals in Nice, France are a perfect and affordable solution. HB Property specialises in vacation apartments in Nice, with a fantastic range of vacation rentals and Nice apartments to suit your needs. Contact us today for more information.