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Matt and Gayle

When you book your Nice Pebbles apartment, you get a Nice rental apartment that will far surpass your expectations of what a Nice rental could be. Because along with your apartment, you also get the assistance of the Pebbles team. Our greeters and other team members appear to be psychic in the way they will anticipate your questions and have all answers at the ready. They’ve been there, done that and know people who know people, which of course, makes you feel like an immediate local resident with an all-access passeport to what’s hip, haute and fun. In short, our greeters facilitate the Nice holiday of your dreams.

They’ve got your key to the front door. And the key to your most memorable Nice holiday.—Matt CFO and Gayle Roberts CEO

Maggie Collins Maggie Collins – Office Manager. Leaving England before her twenties, Maggie spent close to 40 years in the South of France before returning home. Prior to coming back to the UK, Maggie got to know our Nice team. One thing led to another and a few months after returning to the UK, we were able to persuade Maggie to come and head up our UK office. In her time in France Maggie worked in the yacht and luxury villa industry and has a wealth of experience of the hospitality industry. She also speaks fluent French.
Neil Brereton Neil Brereton - Reservations. Neil brought with him almost 30 years of international experience in hospitality management. Originally from the UK, he has also worked in Bermuda, Australia, the Caribbean and the US. His experience includes management of independent hotels and resorts, condominiums, villas and holiday home rentals, including 4-diamond and 5-star properties. When not working he likes spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors.
Shona McFarlane Shona McFarlane - Reservations. Shona was a Pebbles guest – she booked a holiday in Nice for her family little realising that a year later she would be working for us!

She has always had a passion for travel and learning languages and speaks Spanish and French. After studying European Studies at University, she worked for VisitBritain promoting the UK as the perfect holiday destination. After fifteen years living in London, her family relocated to the Northwest and Shona developed her expertise in Customer Care working in the banking & education sectors before joining the Nice Pebbles team.
Tom Whitehead Tom Whitehead - Reservations. Tom has years of experience of the travel industry starting first at TUI as an overseas holiday rep. After several years in Lanzarote, he returned to Manchester UK to work in TUI pre-travel department, doing his best to make sure all guests holiday dreams come true. He then moved to Etihad Airways making flight reservations, and then Jet2holidays as a holiday consultant booking package holidays to all their destinations. Along the way, Tom’s held positions in business travel and specialist holidays for children with disabilities.
When Tom isn’t working, he’s being a dad to his young daughter, and supporting Manchester United.
Sophie Langton Sophie Langton - Reservations. Recently graduated from Newcastle University (BA honours in Sociology), Sophie has spent those long student holidays interrailing across Europe and travelling to Asia. She has spent time in our Nice office as well as now being based in our UK office in guest reservations.

In her spare time, she seeks out adrenaline sports and is an active community volunteer, especially with working with the homeless.
Katie Barnes Katie Barnes – Store Manager / Pebbles Representative. Katie joined our reservations team in February 2014. After completing her A-Levels in French, philosophy and fine art, she pursued her creative talents in gaining an art degree from the Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University. Upon graduating she moved to Southampton and worked for fashion company Arcadia in an administration and customer service role for 16 months. Now back in her hometown of Glossop, she enjoys keeping arty and crafty knitting and stitching gifts for friends and family as well as drawing and painting the Derbyshire landscape.
Katie Ann Katie Ann – Pebbles Representative/Reservations. After studying business studies and IT at A level, Katie took a year out working for local businesses. During this time Katie decided that she preferred full-time work and joined Pebbles at the end of 2015. Katie fell in love with the south of France when she first visited in 2010 and has been returning ever since. She enjoys going on long walks with her dog in the country side as well as going to gigs, shopping and catching up on the latest TV programmes.
Charles Shepley Charles Shepley - UK Director, Nice Pebbles. Our UK based director, Charlie is responsible for our strategic planning, budgeting and UK based marketing. When not tied to his desk he loves to visit us in Nice. Over the years he has visited all parts of the French Riviera, with a particular fondness for Monaco, but now with a young family, he now likes the quieter areas of Cagnes and Menton.

Our Owners. We choose our owners carefully. All of them are pro-active, pleasant to deal with and responsive to any problems which occur in the rental apartments. We all appreciate how they are continually open to suggestions by way of improvements. Without them there would be no Pebbles Rentals Ltd or Riviera Pebbles Ltd and we wouldn't be able to offer you the service we strive to give our Guests.

If apartments that appeal to you are booked, . We are acquiring new apartments all the time. Some that are only available for a couple of months a year, we do not advertise on the site.

Thank you for taking an interest in Nice Pebbles and we hope to meet you soon. If there is any way we can help with your trip here, please get in touch.

Matthew & Gayle Roberts

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