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Post-Christmas Holiday Lettings in Nice

It can be a fantastic tonic for your health and happiness to book a New Year getaway, especially if you are one of many that are feeling a bit tired and jaded after Christmas. Therefore it is important to choose the best destination in which to spend your holiday time, and holiday lettings from Stay YNA can help.

January in the UK can be hard work with short, cold days and long chilly nights. It is when most of us realise just how long we have to wait to see a bit of warm sunshine again.  So what could be better than to escape the grey cold weather and head to a beautiful spot such as Nice to recharge your batteries for a week or two!

Stay YNA have a superb range of beautiful holiday lettings in Nice for you to choose from. Nice is a popular destination for many UK holidaymakers, but if you want to avoid the crowds and really get to know the real Nice and its unique culture, then a January break is highly recommended.

Nice in January

Despite January being the coldest month in Nice, the average temperatures remain mild when compared to the UK and there is plenty of winter sunshine to be enjoyed.

January is also a great time of year to explore the city because it is less crowded and the beautiful beaches will be relitively empty too, making it a great time to visit Nice to relax and recharge your energy levels.

Temperatures average around 9°C, which is high enough to keep frosty weather at bay. However, by mid-day average temperatures sit around 13°C and above, providing you with a very pleasant and comfortable environment to walk around and explore.

While January is the coldest month in the UK, it certainly isn’t the wettest month of the year! Yes, it does rain in Nice during January, but the rainfall average is around 70mm and falls throughout the month in short, sharp downpours. Chances are if it does rain while you are there, you can dodge the worst of the showers by chilling in a cafe over a large cup of coffee until it passes.

Plenty of sunshine to enjoy

You can boost your Vitamin D levels and enjoy an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day during January. This will give you plenty of time to amble around the town and take in the sights and sounds this beautiful location has to offer.

Why not enjoy the sunshine to the maximum by booking one of Stay YNA’s holiday lettings with a balcony, such as the Gabrielle! The Gabrielle has a stunning view from the wraparound balcony too. Sit and gaze over terracotta rooftops, colourful streets and people watch as Niçoise life is laid out before you.

The location is central, with Nice on your doorstep just waiting to be explored. While it is surprisingly sunny in Nice during January, remember to pack a jumper as the evenings can get chilly.

Things to do in Nice in January

While most of the beaches in Nice are closed for water sports and other activities due to the lack of tourists, Blue Beach in Nice does remain open and offers several water-sport opportunities and there is plenty of beach and shores to stroll along to take in some winter sunshine and sea air.

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Take a stroll around the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, showing an excellent timeline of Nice’s art history. With an eclectic mix of experimental art, New European Realism, and Pop Art, the museum also displays many works from famous local artists, such as Cesar, Klein, and Sosno.

The Cathedrale Saint Nicolas

The Cathedrale Saint Nicolas is a must-see local attraction in Nice. With a striking exterior of colourful domed turrets, it is a perfect example of traditional Russian Orthodox Church architecture. Inside it is just as stunning with a display of engravings that date from the early 20th Century. Please bear in mind that you will need to cover your feet, legs and shoulders when visiting.

Old Town Nice

Exploring Vieux Nice, or the Old Town, is an amazing experience. The old town plan is built on a serious of narrow, winding alleyways set between busy squares full of activity. The old town is packed full of fascinating independent local boutiques, cafes, confectionery shops selling traditional sweets and treats, and lots of small art galleries.

Why choose holiday lettings in Nice from Stay YNA?

Your holiday is a time that you should be able to enjoy to the full and to stay in accommodation that allows you the freedom of location, style and size of your choice. This is why taking a holiday letting in Nice from Stay YNA can give you all of this and to have a self-catering holiday where you can choose to eat in or go out to eat at a time that suits you.

You will have the freedom to choose how you spend your well-earned getaway time!

Browse our Nice apartments today to book your New Year escape, or contact our friendly team to discuss your holiday lettings needs – we are here to help!


Looking for Holiday Lettings? Choose Stay YNA!

Holiday letting is the act of renting a property to a person (or people) to stay in during their holiday. Holiday lettings can be used for both domestic and international stays, but have become particularly popular in European countries. These typically come fully furnished with self-catering areas, and allow those renting to experience life a little more like a local. They are suitable for short stays and sometimes longer ones too, and are often recognised for the flexibility and space they provide, in comparison to other accommodation options. As a popular alternative to a hotel, and much more exclusive than a hostel, you’re likely to find that there are numerous holiday lettings in and around your next holiday destination.

How do holiday lettings work?

Companies that offer holiday lettings often showcase properties online like Stay YNA Privately renting through a holiday letting company is a common practice, and can ensure you get the best experience when choosing your accommodation.

Holiday lettings generally work by an individual discovering a letting in the area of their next holiday. This may be done by browsing the website of a holiday lettings agency, to see what they have to offer. After determining whether the property is available for their desired dates (usually the whole duration of their holiday), suitable for their needs (and others who may be staying with them), and meets their preferences and budget, they will then decide whether to book. Depending on the company, this can either be done by phone or online.

The availability of a holiday letting will depend on when you want to stay and how long you want to stay for. The cost of holiday lettings will depend on the location of the property and its specifications.

Why use holiday lettings?

The number of people using holiday lettings has grown over the past few years. Some people choose to use them as they find it more cost-effective and better value for money. Others prefer the privacy and personal space that these lettings have. The added benefit of having a self-catering area means that you can eat and explore the local restaurants and cafes to your heart’s content. Alternatively, you can make the meal that you’ve been craving all day when you back in from a long day of local adventuring.

What does a holiday lettings company do?

Every holiday lettings company will work differently, but at Stay YNA we work to support you through every step of the holiday lettings process. If you haven’t used them before, they will be especially useful to you. Furthermore, if you’re looking into holiday lettings abroad, the company will be able to communicate better where there might be a language barrier that hinders communication.

Firstly, a holiday lettings company should be able to show you options for the type of letting you’d like to stay in. If you know where you’ll be spending your holiday, the company should be able to see if they can provide any accommodation to suit you in that area. They can tell you about other people who have stayed there, their thoughts on it, and even find you great deals on other lettings if you’re struggling to decide.

You should feel confident that your chosen company will facilitate things for you. A holiday lettings company should be able to sort out any problems you might come across, whether leading up to your stay or during it. They will be able to work between you and the individual offering the holiday letting, to get you the best result. Additionally, if you have a review or a complaint to make after staying in your holiday letting, the company should be able to deal with this. Of course, problems and complaints aren’t ideal, but a good company will know how to deal with them.

Why choose holiday lettings with Stay YNA?

By using Stay YNA, you can be sure that you’ll get a holiday letting that is truly to your tastes. Our website displays a number of images of the lettings we offer, so you can have a clear idea about the place you’re agreeing to stay in. Whether a big holiday home or small apartment, Stay YNA can offer you a great selection of accommodation choices for your next holiday. We also make it easy to search through our property lettings, and you can filter by dates, locations, and number of bedrooms.

We have vetted all of our accommodation, so you don’t have to worry about being disappointed by your holiday lettings with us. Our evaluations and assessments and strict criteria for property selection allow us to gain full insight into what the property will be like for you.

Stay YNA’s specialism is finding holiday lettings for our customers in either France, Spain, or Ireland, and we’d be thrilled to help you too. Whether you’re from Europe, or from further afield, we are experts in making life easier for you. There’s no need to take a risk with a less reputable company, so choose Stay YNA for your future holiday lettings. You can read even more about why we are a trusted holiday lettings company here.

What else should I know?

Stay YNA should be your choice when it comes to holiday lettings. There’s no need to shell out money for stays at expensive hotels, when you can have your own luxurious stay in one of the holiday lettings offered by us.

If you’d like us to get started on finding you your dream holiday letting in France, Spain, or Ireland, give us a call today on +44 (0)203 397 7903. We’d be happy to hear from you.


What To Look For in a Trusted Holiday Lettings Company

When you go on holiday you want to feel safe where you are staying, especially for those who don’t travel often or don’t like being away from home for long. You need to be able to put all of your trust into the quality of the holiday lettings company service being provided.

The last thing you want to happen is to discover that your holiday let isn’t very nice or your accommodation isn’t quite in the exact location you were promised.

This is why it is very reassuring to learn that when you book with Stay YNA you will know that the holiday lettings we offer have all been personally stayed in by our team members. That’s right! We make it our priority to stay in every single holiday home we let so that we know exactly what experience you will have with your stay. Because we make a point of personally vetting each and every property and staying overnight to get a full picture of what’s on offer, we are able to answer your questions with confidence and our first-hand experience.

Going one step better

When Amanda and Simon Walker founded Your Nice Apartment Ltd. In 2009, they found that there was no shortage of home owners wanting to offer their property for a holiday let, but in truth quite often what was being offered was really not up to their requirements and many properties were not very well maintained.

This wasn’t good enough for Amanda and Simon, so they decided to raise the bar and only accept those properties that could meet their exacting standards of quality and care. Stay YNA go one step better than their competition and pay a close eye to every detail of the holiday lettings to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your well earned holiday.

Honest previews of our holiday lettings

We understand that when you go on holiday you want to have a relaxing and enjoyable time, but you will also want to stay in holiday accommodation that is clean, tidy, well-appointed and comfortable.

You can browse our beautiful selection of holiday lettings and get a preview of the accommodation on offer. Stay YNA want to show you exactly what you will get with your holiday reservation. This is why you will notice that our property photographs are genuine shots of the accommodation. There are no special filters added to our photographs and the shots are not taken using any special camera lenses or use any visual tricks or tweaks to make the accommodation look any better or more impressive than it actually is in real life.

We know from our own personal experience that your holiday excitement can be seriously deflated when on arrival at your accommodation you find it isn’t at all like how it was depicted on the lettings website. Discovering this can affect your enjoyment and lessen the benefits of taking some time away from the stresses and strains of life back home. This is why we only show genuine accommodation shots so you will know exactly what to expect and can look forward to enjoying during your stay.

Stay YNA is a holiday lettings company offering a fantastic range of lettings in four very unique destinations and we pride ourselves to be able to offer our guests the chance to stay in some very stylish homes with a great deal of flexibility. You can get to choose the level of service that perfectly suits your needs, so you can tailor your stay to suit your level of independence.

We can take your bookings directly over the telephone on 0203 397 7903. If you have any enquiries about our holiday lettings, feel free to email us at: [email protected]