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October 2017: French Property News talks to our CEO Gayle Roberts on how to look after guests and maximise rental return as discussed in her book Room for Profit. French Property News... French property News interview
August 2017:The A -List Getaway. C’est cheap! Going glam doesn’t have to make going broke, says Alicia Miller. The Cote d’Azur can be done on a budget – and it’s still fabulous dahling… Sunday Times Travel Magazine. Alicia Miller, Assistant Editor, stayed and reviewed Pebbles Valentina apartment. Sunday Times Travel Magazine review... Sunday Times Travel Magazine review
October 2016: "Pebbles purvey scores of uniquely chic properties in the most plum quarters of Nice. Some have wraparound balconies. Others have panoramic vistas. All are handpicked, then stocked with Egyptian cotton linen and a bottle of Cotes de Provence rose to get your holiday started. " The Telegraph review... The Telegraph review
December 2015: Pebbles features as the Riviera's top holiday lettings agency in The Times (UK edition). The article lists the best places to stay in France during Euro 2016 next summer. "The Riviera's top holiday lettings agency, Pebbles (00 33 497 20 27 30,, manages 165 apartments in downtown Nice from £65 a night - one of them owned by a French football star. Each property offers superfast wi-fi, TV and a complimentary beer pack for each Euro 2016 booking. Read the full story at " The Times website (subscription to The Times required)... The Times
July 2015 : Nice Pebbles features in the top 10 hotels on the French Riviera in the UK's Guardian and in the top 5 hotels on the French Riviera in the UK’s Observer: "Nice Pebbles manage the city’s finest collection of apartments, which often work out more affordable than a hotel when booked by the week. Each one of its 180 properties is artsy, well equipped and near the beach. All have Wi-Fi and sleep from two to ten guests. New offerings for 2015 include Valentina (sleeps 4, from €135 a night), a mammoth two-bedroom property in a belle-époque building, wrapped with balconies all round. Other picks include Serenity (sleeps 6, from €195 a night), a three-bedroom palace beside the iconic Negresco Hotel. Pebbles also manages a dozen wow-factor apartments in Antibes, Cannes and Villefranche. One-bedroom apartments are available from €90 a night, +33 4 97 20 27 30," read full story at The Guardian's website... Guardian/Observer
March 2014 : Nice Pebbles features in the March issue of UK’s Sunday Times in a feature A twin-city break - Nice to Calvi: "The capital of the Cote d'Azur, with the Promenade des Anglais and the Matisse Museum, needs no introduction. It's a classy place to while away a few days and you can keep it classy on the five-hour cruise to Calvi on Corsica Ferries, which has alfresco terraces, sun loungers and the fine Italian cuisine. Calvi in Corsica is special. Its towering medieval citadel overlooks a a 15-mile beach that ribbons east to the resort town of L'Ile-Rousse. Where to stay Nice Pebbles (00 33 497 20 27 30,; apartmetns from £90 per night) manages 100 artsy apartments in the city's old town, port and promenade areas. Each comes with wi-fi and fine linen..." read full story at Sunday Times website (subscription to Sunday Times required)... Sunday Times
October 2013 : Nice Pebbles features in the October issue of Australia’s Gourmet Traveller. We’d all love to stay in Villa Manderinette and now raves about Pebbles and this villa reach across the continents. Many Australians venture to the south of France, in increasing numbers, especially with Emirates flying into Nice. Some would say Australians get all the luck – sun and sand at home, and the ability to stay with us for several weeks at our low season prices. read full story at Australia's Gourmet Traveller website... Gourmet Traveller
February 2013 : Riviera Pebbles won Best British Accommodation Award from The Telegraph. British-owned and run company that offers boutique-style apartment as an alternative to a hotel room on the Côte d'Azur. "We had a lovely stay with Pebbles. All the staff were very helpful and they provided a detailed guide of Nice and we had everything to feel at home," said Francesca and Tim. "We will surely return back and choose one their amazing apartments again." read full article on The Telegraph website... The Telegraph
May 2012 • Nice Pebbles wins annual Stelios Award for Entrepreneur of the Year on the Riviera. The annual Stelios Award for Entrepreneur of the Year on the Riviera awards event, hosted by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and 106.5 Riviera Radio, was initiated in 2012 to attract local small companies, looking for a boost to grow and create new jobs in the region. The winner, Gayle and Matt Roberts of Nice Pebbles, wins an "Ultimate Business Boost" prize of €10,000 in cash plus €20,000 worth of radio, internet, event and database marketing. read full story at Stelios website... Stelios Award
May 2012 • Little Pebbles rock the Riviera CityOut Monaco noticed our Stelios Award and published an article about us and the award. read full story at CityOut Monaco website... CityOut Monaco
Nice Pebbles and Riviera Pebbles. If you've ever fantasized about living on the French Riviera, renting a furnished apartment is the next best thing. Established a few years ago, the friendly agency Nice Pebbles has a wide variety of comfortable apartments to choose from, many of them in the Old Town and all less than 20 minutes' walk from the beach. Fully equipped kitchens allow you to make the most of the fabulous produce at the local markets, and a welcome pack of local delicacies comes with each rental. Riviera Pebbles has a further selection of apartments in Nice, as well as apartments and villas in other key locations along the Côte d'Azur. Note that while all apartments have kitchens, some do not have swimming pools, elevators, telephones, air-conditioning, or Wi-Fi.
Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera
We cannot recommend this apartment rental company highly enough. Nice Pebbles manages around 50 high-class properties in the city's premier zone, included the old town and harbour, and along the Promenade des Anglais. All the properties are carefully selected, presumably to minimize any complaints or hassles. Its stock is thus in excellent condition and has first-class amenities (generally MP3 docks, high-definition TVs, and designer bathrooms). Sizes vary from one-bedroom properties with large terraces, to large seaview places sleeping 10 or more guests. When booked by the week, prices work out much more competitively than a hotel, especially when traveling with a family. Booking can be made online, although due to high demand, reservations are best made as far in advance as possible.
Frommer's France 2012
Frommer's France 2012
A luxurious alternative to staying in a hotel is to hire an apartment through the super-helpful Nice Pebbles. Properties range from elegant, antique-dotted hideaways to slick, super-modern renovations with home cinema systems and immense walk-in showers. The pick of the bunch include the quirky Katja (a hip mix of modern design and flea market finds) and Vincent, an opulent Old Town pad (best feature: a magnificent Philippe Starck bath at the foot of the bed).
TimeOut South of France
TimeOut South of France
Purveyors of over 50 magnificent apartments in Nice (plus others in nearby towns) all of which can be booked online. These upscale properties (from around €55 per night) are uniformly well located and well equipped. Ranging from one-bedroom modern apartments in the Old Town to three-bedroom villas in the Port, the entire selection fills up fast.
Footprint Provence & Côte d'Azur
Footprint Provence & Côte d'Azur
Nice Pebbles & Riviera Pebbles are the highest ranked apartment rental agency in Nice. Pebbles Tip: If you are searching for a holiday apartment in Nice on TripAdvisor because you want to find something reviewed highly, then be sure to list properties in the order of number of reviews rather than travellers ratings. All properties listed are paid listings, and TripAdvisor is paid on a per-click basis. So, their default is "travellers ratings" which allows them to promote the properties they want to be paid for per click. Searching by number of reviews will give you more properties that are highly reviewed and allow for a more impartial listings search.
Nice Pebbles & Riviera Pebbles are the highest positively reviewed agency in Nice. Hundreds of guests have left positive reviews with Flipkey and Riviera Pebbles was awarded a Top Manager award for 2011 based on these reviews.
Have you dreamt of feeling like a real Niçois? Coming back to your designer pad in Vieux Nice, opening a bottle of ice-cold rosé and cooking up a storm with the treatsyou bought at the market? All hail this holiday flat company set up by English couple Matt and Gayle. Their concept is simple: offering the quality of a four-star boutique hotel in holiday flats. The apartments (ranging from one to three bedrooms) are gorgeous and quipped to high standards (flatscreen TV, kitchen, linen bedding and, in some cases, wi-fi, swimming pool, balcony, etc.) Matt and Gayle also run Riviera Pebbles, with apartments in Cannes, Antibes and Monaco.
Lonely Planet Provence & the Côte d'Azur
Lonely Planet Provence
For this month's profile we talked to Gayle Roberts, owner of Riviera Pebbles and Nice Pebbles. She and her husband Matt relocated from England to the famed French Riviera where they established a rapidly-growing boutique vacation rental agency which places high emphasis on customer service and quality accommodations. They provide a range of well-priced vacation rentals.
I have not met Gayle but I worked with her looking at vacation rentals for an upcoming trip and I recommend her agencies. This is one vacation rental secret that we are stealing from the Brits - it is time to get more Americans exploring Nice and the French Riviera! Read entire article here.
Slow Europe: Guide to Vacation Rentals in Europe
Slow Europe
Chic, not cher, on the Riviera. Nice's largest apartment rental agency manages more than 50 properties in locations that the big hotel brands simply can't reach, including the old town and the port. All have wi-fi, washing machines, chic interiors and Egyptian cotton linen. You can book online for the Providence apartment, two minutes from the beachfront (£90 a night in August), or stay in the two-bedroom Cathédrale apartment for £100 a night in October for a minimum of four nights (quote The Times) for this special offer and 5 percent off any booking this year).
The Times, July 9, 2011
The Times
Highly Commended by the Telegraph in its Best of British Awards 2011. The Telegraph award is designed to celebrate the best that Britain has to offer around the world. Riviera Pebbles came runner up (Highly Commended) in the category of Best Accommodation for 2011.Read entire article here The Times