Whether sea, whether mountains, Italy or France - all next to one another and with an amazing view into space.
As a house or as an apartment
160° Marine panorama
Next to French border
View on Monaco & Menton
The house offers a 160 deg panoramic view of the sea. Due to the height, you can see the roundness of the earth and it seems as if you are looking straight ahead into the infinity of space. Monaco looks a bit like Hong Kong in the distance with its skyscrapers and the rock above.
The houses's location is very quiet in a dead end. The otherwise omnipresent Autostrada runs here for several kilometers in a tunnel as well as the railroad and the coastal road in the vicinity.
The house consists of 2 apartments, which can be rented separately or together. The apartments can both be entered from the outside, but they are also connected by a lockable internal staircase.
The house has 2 magnificent gardens: 150 m2 behind and 80 m2 in front of the house. The back garden is assigned to the upper apartment, the front to the lower apartment.
The gardens are arranged in three landscape types, thus relating to the neighboring Villa Hanbury
The garden extends over 2 terraces under landscape protection. Old olive trees and exotic plants offer a relaxing environment with views over the sea. The garden offers an outdoor kitchen and sunbathing areas, later a pool is also planned.
The house is located about 500m from the French border at the junction of the Italian Riviera and the Cote d'Azur. Both countries seem quite different, so diversity is ensured.
The famous Balzi Rossi beach is 1.2km away, a hiking trail through a wild gorge to a 1150m high mountain starts almost at the house. Menton is 2km away, Monaco and Bordighera 12km, Sanremo and Nice 30km. If the traffic is too heavy in summer, the train station in Menton is 3km away.
Also known as the Riviera dei Fiori, the coast - especially in the Grimaldi area - is much more pristine than the French side. Many locals visit the numerous bars of Ventimiglia, instead of large outlets, the streets are filled by small stores. There are many beach bars but also free beaches.
The famous Hanbury Gardens (Giardini Hanbury) 2km away are considered one of the most famous botanical gardens in Italy. Also the famous Balzi Rossi with 200.000 years old human hip bones and stone age paintings are 2km away.
Lance Armstrong regularly trained at the Col de la Madone. The area offers many other and even more beautiful passes. Even if the roads are sometimes narrow, the cars in the area drive very considerately for the most part.
If you don't like it so mountainous, you can ride along the former railroad line from Ospedaletti via Sanremo to San Lorenzo along a very nicely laid out bike path, where the train stations have been converted into small bars for the cyclists. Also heading west to Nice and Cannes is a not too hilly, beautiful path along the sea. And best of all, from both directions you can also return by train, which significantly increases the radius of action.
And for those who like it mountainous, the mountains are open with racing bike tracks and trails for the mountain bikers. A large bike rental is 3km away at the port of Menton.
Nice airport is about 45min away by car. But you can also take the streetcar line 2 or 3 two stations to Grand Arenas and then from the station St. Augustin in 40min to Menton. Cabs are available at the main station, from which it is about 6km to Grimaldi, or you can walk 2-3km from Menton Garavan station (or call Uber).
Coming from the west exit Menton, coming from the east exit Ventimiglia. From the road between Menton and Mortola Inferiore take the turnoff for Grimaldi Spueriore.
Smaller cars (and motorcycles) can be parked in front of the house by good drivers. But the access road is narrow and steep.
Larger cars can be parked up to about 50m in front of the house. The red house on the picture with the passage to the rear part of the village is the bottleneck. The area on the right hand sideremain free to allow other cars turning there.