A special place because this is not an apartment but a little house !
Erica van Zutphen
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About Erica van Zutphen
From 15 June 2018 we are owner of this special House. In the Netherlands we rent 3 apartments in Zandvoort aan Zee, in Belgium, we have a holiday home at the river Ourthe at la Roche in the Ardennes and also we rent villas on the Costa Brava for third parties. We were looking for a place in the warmth where we can go on a regular basis but what also is nice to rent out. With the find of the "Secret House" It can't get better. It is already several years rented out ( see Tripadviser) and so far are all travellers are very enthusiastic.
Erica van Zutphen purchased this House in 2018
Why Erica van Zutphen chose Old Town
What could be nicer than a quiet place in a tourist city! After a day at the beach, the sea and the city you return on your private balcony with city views. On the patio you can laze with a book, a glass of wine, eat and recover from all the impressions that the city has left behind.
What makes this House unique
There are several cheap flights to Nice. From the airport you're in half an hour at the place of your destination: Rue de la Providence. Now even with the airport shuttle but they work hard on the new tram line. (end 2019). The weather is wonderful. Even in January we walked on the promenade without coat and we sat in a t-shirt on the beach.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:26
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Arrival on Sunday or on a public holiday must always be consulted in advance / Arrivée le dimanche ou un jour férié doit toujours être consultée.
The House is not suitable for people with walking difficulties due to the stairs/ Ne convient pas aux personnes ayant un problème de mobilité.
On arrival you pay 90 Euro for final cleaning/ À l’arrivée vous payez 90 euros pour la ménage final.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Loved the place and the vibe if the Secret House. Erica always available for questions! Would stay again
Nice is even nicer at the Secret House
Erica is by far the best vacation rental host we have experienced in our 15 years of securing vacation rentals. Erica's level of communication, insider tips and activity suggestions are brilliant!
The Secret House is roomy and comfortable for 4 adults. It is well appointed and the amazing galley kitchen is very well stocked.
The location in Old Nice is superb and close to the tram. What a find!
Dear Mrs. Reincke, Thank you for this big compliment !!!
Hope to see you back, one time. All the best, Erica
Beautiful apartment in a great location
Loved our stay in Nice. The apartment is just beautiful and very well appointed. Erica is a wonderful hostess who attended to all of our needs. Thank you for recommending and booking the wonderful restaurants and the lovely bottle of wine waiting for us on our arrival.
Dear Mrs. McCrimmon,
Thank you for your kind words !
We are happy that we could contribute to a pleasant stay.
Best regards, Erica
This is a great property. I had a conference at the Acropolis and this was a great location to commute to. It is near local shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. The property sits close to a beautiful overlook of the city. I will say that this may be difficult to reach for those with bad knees. There are a lot of stairs. Would definitely recommend it.
Dear Mrs. Suski,
Thank you for your compliments. The secret house is indeed a great spot, close to everything but the stairs can be a problem for people with difficulties walking and climbing stairs. Maybe we see you back one time when you visit Nice again. Best regards, Erica
The Secret House, simply paradise.
The home is lovely in every way. Yes, there are many stairs but Nice itself requires much traversing up and down hills so we expected this. Our family now has such wonderful memories of our trip, thanks in great part to the accommodations. The gorgeous views morning, noon and night from the living room, kitchen and balcony and we had such great family time even on the evenings that we decided to just stay in, instead of venturing out for dinner. We enjoyed homecooked meals prepared in the modern kitchen, card games, and lounging on the balcony soaking in Old Towne. There were plenty of linens, comfy bedding and ample room for all four of us. Erica the owner was always just an email away and quick to respond to our questions. Cynthia, the housekeeper, too was very helpful in calling a cab to assist in transporting our baggage to our second place. When we left we finished the last 5 days of our vacation at another rental located on the beach/Promenade which didn't hold a candle to this place and we now wish we could have stayed at The Secret House for our entire vacation...it's that wonderful. We truly hope to visit again!
Dear Mrs. Llorens,
Thank you for this perfect review and your kind words.
We are happy that you had a good time with us and we hope to see you back one time.
The property met all expectations and more
The location of "the secret house" could not be better! Situated at the end of a UNESCO heritage site, not affected by traffic, noisy tourists and early garbage trucks.
But within minutes you find yourself in the little streets with a wide choice of local restaurants, small shops with all kinds of local products and cosy bars.
Everything what's fun to do and visit is within walking distance.
Cours Saleya: every day market (except Mondays) from 6 o'clock in the morning, the first stalls already put down. It's called the flower market but there is a lot more to buy , such as meat, fish, fruit, herbs, baguette and much more.
In high season (June to September) there is an arts and crafts market in the evening. On Monday – if there is no normal market you can find antique and brocante/trinkets