Secret Garden

Art lovers haven with peaceful garden!

Traditional Provençal

Quartier Etoile, Nice, French Riviera

  • Apartment
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms

Secret Garden is located in central Nice and is very rare as boasts a private and peaceful 40 square metre south facing garden. Relax in a sun lounger or dine at the six-seater table whilst surrounded by flowers, vines and the smell of summer jasmine. Heaven! 

The owner has a passion for music and is a collector of art. You’ll find wonderful artworks with bursts of colour splashed throughout and there is also a digital piano (with headphones) for your musical enjoyment! Your provençal paradise awaits you…

Address: Rue Pastorelli, Quarter Etoile, Nice

Floor/Building: 1st Floor with Lift

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Outside space

A stunning private 40m2 tiled garden leads out from the master bedroom. The owner has planted flower beds, with climbing plants as well as flowers, all around and these are irrigated. There are chaises longues, other chairs, a picnic table with six chairs and umbrella, on this private garden.

It is a very special peaceful and rare area in the heart of the city! 


Two large bedrooms at the rear of the apartment, not near any traffic, will ensure a peaceful night’s sleep. The colourful master room has a king size bed, a ceiling fan and oceans of storage space. It also leads out into the secret garden! The second bedroom is of equal size and has twin beds, a ceiling fan and plenty of storage space. It also has an additional (22”) TV c/w DVD (English and French channels) for private viewing by the kids – or the adults!

Both of the bedrooms can be heated or air-conditioned by newly installed Mitsubishi outdoor units, which allow guests to set the temperature desired for each bedroom.


There are two bathrooms, one with a full-size bath and overhead shower, vanity unit and toilet. The other bathroom has a shower room, a toilet and sink unit.

Living area

The living area is at the front of the apartment. It is decorated in a combination of provincial and modern style with a mixture of original contemporary and traditional art – paintings and an amazing sculpture commissioned for the apartment, in the niche. There are two ceiling fans creating a cool breeze throughout the apartment. The lounge area has a large comfortable sofa and two casual chairs, a 32” TV (English & French channels), Internet/WIFI access, DVD and CD player. For music lovers, there is even a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano with headphones.

Double glazed windows provide a uniform temperature throughout the apartment: alternatively, in the evening, the ceiling fans with open windows create a delightful breeze.


The spacious and exceptionally well-equipped kitchen has everything you could possibly wish for and more. At your disposal is a four-ring electric hob and oven, microwave, free standing fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, iron and ironing board, coffee machine and expresso maker, toaster, kettle and a vast array of pots and pans and provençal dishes to rustle up a feast.

Dining area

Choose to eat at either the large six seater table in the spacious dining area or in the SECRET GARDEN.


Secret Garden is in the area of Quartier Etoile which is a wonderfully central location.  A ten minute walk out of your door and you are on rue Jean Medecin, the shopping area with its high street and designer boutiques,  or , take a different direction, and you will be in the tourist centre of Old Town (Cours Saleya) and one block from the beach on the Mediterranean and the Promenade Anglais.  An array of restaurants, both modern and traditional, is virtually on your doorstep at Secret Garden, including the restaurant Flaveur, which was just awarded 2 Michelin stars.

Directly opposite the apartment there is a new underground station, “Station Durandy,”  on the new second tram line in Nice.  Therefore,  you  can now go DIRECT from the airport to Station Durandy in 20 minutes, and the cost per person, including of course, luggage, is 1 euro and 50 centimes.   Surrounding the station, and thus directly opposite the apartment, is a newly restored park which occupies one city block.


Closest parking: Hospital St Roche on rue Pastorelli and Delille, or under shopping centre Nice Etoile.

Public transport

The tram system in Nice has recently expanded. There are now 3 tram lines facilitating travel across the city and meeting up with the many buses. Line 3 (approx. 4:23am to 0:45am) connects the airport to the Alliance Riviera stadium, National Museum of Sport and St Isidore shopping centre. Line 2 (approx. 4:45 am to 1:10 am) connects the airport to many stops along the promenade and then onto the centre of Nice, ending at the Port and the port. Line 1 (approx. 4:25 am to 1:25 am) meets line 2 on the main shopping avenue of Jean Médecin and then goes north to Nice Ville train station (Gare Thiers) and on through the market neighbourhood of Liberation, or in the opposite direction passing the Old Town, Place Garibaldi for the Bonaparte neighbourhood and onwards to the exhibition centre and the main hospital, Pasteur. Buy your tickets from machines on platforms before boarding: a one-way ticket costs €1.50 (bus/tram changes included up to 74 mins) or you can buy ten tickets for €10 and other passes. All tickets must be stamped onboard.

Traditional Provençal

These homes embrace the summer meadows and Mediterranean sea and are full of life. They have a rustic elegance and a sunny disposition with wood and soft painted furniture. Old and antique objects that feel like family heirlooms are embraced and rural paintings decorate the walls. Patterns are floral and colours of olive, terracotta, lavender and sunflower yellow are deep and bright, but look faded.

  • Air Conditioned
  • Central Heating
  • Child Friendly
  • Welcome pack
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Towels inc.
  • Bed Linen & Towels
  • En-suite
  • King
  • Linen inc.
  • Twin
  • Seats indoors
  • Seats outdoors
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Full Modernized
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Living area
  • Chair
  • Sofa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Dryer
  • DVD
  • Iron Board
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable
Surrounding area
  • Cinema
  • Mall
  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Sightseeing

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Arrive to a sparkling clean home, beds made with crisp white linen, fluffy towels in the bathroom & boutique toiletries unique to the area. You’ll also receive an artisan welcome pack with some local goodies so you can have a snack on arrival.

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WIFI & Smart TV's

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