Two outdoor terraces and several huge windows at Le Tresor de Nice showcase the shimmering Mediterranean, the sun-washed architecture of Nice, and the gently sloped mountains. One of the two terraces includes a 4-seat dining table and lounge chairs for sipping wine under the moon, while the stars and city lights merge into one glittering panorama. Meanwhile, the remodeled kitchen with Italian finishes and the breezy, open floor plan create a true seaside sanctuary. The coastal city of Nice boasts sparkling beaches, sunlit streets, ocean breezes, and a temperate climate. Yet Nice vacation rentals sometimes lack the elegance and whimsy of the rest of the town. We've stayed in several and always left a bit disappointed. This spurred us to purchase a penthouse of our own and create a wonderful vacation rental experience for Nice visitors. Main Living Area & Kitchen Marble floors pave the way into Le Trésor de Nice, which is reached via elevator. The floor plan is open, with a large living room, one bedroom, and 1.5 baths. A brand new, fully stocked kitchen with fittings and furnishings from Italy, stainless steel appliances, and granite counters is the perfect setting for preparing a gourmet meal in the country that invented gourmet. A small supermarket for gathering fresh ingredients is located just down the way, along with a boulangerie, where you can buy a crusty loaf of bread for your dinner guests and a fresh croissant for yourself. When its time to present the meal, a glass-top dining table, lit by an elegant chandelier, has room for six. You can also light a few candles and dine on the terrace in the balmy Mediterranean air. Office For work with a view, Le Trésor de Nice provides an office area overlooking the bay, which bustles with ships, boats, para-gliders and planes descending to the nearby airport. If you can keep your focus long enough to work, a printer, scanner, and plenty of desk space for your laptop are included. The free WiFi doesn't hurt, either. Bedroom & Bath Luxury linens enfold a queen-sized bed in the bedroom –a wonderful place to rest. A second terrace with bay views is accessed from the bedroom. Here, for a romantic moment, you'll find two chairs and a table with just enough space to rest a pair of wine glasses. The bathroom includes a rainfall shower-head, vanity mirror, and spacious marble countertops. A half-bath with sink and WC is located just off the foyer. There's also a sofa that converts to a bed in the living area, which will accommodate two extra guests. The Setting The beach is a ten-minute walk from Le Trésor de Nice (15 to 20 minutes on the way back) or a five minute bus ride. We recommend renting a vehicle, so you can motor along the coast or into the mountains and easily reach the many cafes and restaurants in Nice's city square or Old Town. An electric car rental service [from 8 euro/hour with a one hour minimum] can be found just downstairs. Another perk – two of our friends live in the building. They are French-Canadians and speak both English and French, are available to meet and greet guests, answer questions and assist in emergencies It's always a great time to visit, and our luxury vacation rental ensures your stay in Nice will be twice as nice.