I let my apartment for short holiday stays. It is a 70m2 2 bedrooms very bright and charming apartment with a terrace overlooking a green courtyard-garden below.
The kitchen and the living-room look onto the terrace and green gardens of the neighborhood, the apartment has nice high ceilings and really a lot of light. Charming old floor cement decorated tiles.
Bathroom with a bath tub, sink, WC, washing machine and there is a second WC outside on the terrace in an outhouse.
It sleeps 4 people (2 beds 160cm and 120cm) plus there is a sofa/daybed (for 1) in the living room. The kitchen is brand new (2011), there is Internet connection and I will leave space in my closets for the guests who will be very welcome to use my things, books, cd, iPod station, etc.. as if they stayed at a friend's home.
The location is 60m (3 minutes walk) from Banyuls front beach and right in the heart of the village with all commodities around (shops, bars, restaurants).
More details : air conditioning / wifi / heating / table and chairs on the terrace and stone barbecue downstairs in the courtyard-garden, professional massage table at your disposal.
Linen, towels and all the usual kitchenware + fridge, freezer, oven, micro wave etc...
Train station is 6 minutes away (walking). Bus to anywhere in the region for 1€ per trip ("1€ buses in Roussillon).
Banyuls is a lovely small wine producing town, the farmers market is twice a week, on thursdays and sundays. Many activities like swimming, diving (national marine reservation), boat/kayak renting, trekking, wine tasting. Spanish border at 10km, Barcelona is 2h away, we have a train station in Banyuls sur mer, airport in Perpignan and in Girona (both 1h away).
Charming place at the very south of France, with a catalan cultural strong identity and splendid food and wine !
This is a lovely apartment, perfectly located in the centre of pretty Banyuls. The apartment has lovely ancient tiled floors and a nice balcony. The kitchen is really modern and well equipped and designed. The shower is very good. Chris was very welcoming and easy to deal with prior to arrival.
There were some minor difficulties with the flat. We were disappointed that the barbeque is not useable. The garden is very overgrown. The beds were of poor quality and a bit uncomfortable. There are possessions and trinkets on most surfaces and clothes in the wardrobes, which means there is nowhere to put your things while you are there and the space quickly looks cluttered. There is a slight smell of rotting grapes at night due to the winery downstairs. The rubbish was not collected and we had to bring it ourselves to a bin in the town. We had a small child and a pram however the apartment was not really suitable for the pram as we had to fully lift it over the car parked directly outside the door each time we went out.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay and were very comfortable in the apartment. We had planned to return, but will not now. This is because we were surprised, confused and hurt to find a negative and untrue review of us from Chris.
She stated that we did not clean a plate and the whole place was “a disaster” after we left. This is simply not true. We did not leave one dirty plate. We looked after Chris’s apartment (our deposit was returned in full ! ). We left the flat like we always leave rental accommodation i.e tidy, with the beds stripped, dishes washed and ready to be professionally cleaned.
This is in accordance with airbnb policy and Chris's own house rules (which do not mention cleaning), When we arrived at the apartment Chris was cleaning up after the previous guests (mopping the floor). Therefore it was reasonable to assume we were not required to thoroughly clean the apartment.
This has cast a shadow over an otherwise lovely holiday!
Be very careful about this issue if you are considering renting this apartment.
Chris est une hôte accueillante et cool !
L'appartement se situé à 5mn du centre ville, donne sur une petite ruelle, très calme alors que nous étions en août. La petite terrasse est très lumineuse et agréable, seul petit bémol, nous n'avions pas pu accéder dans la cour pour faire notre barbecue.
Nous étions 4, nous avons apprécié notre séjour chez Chris et la découverte de cette belle région.
Je recommande l'appartement de Chris et j'y reviendrai.
L'endroit est idéal (200m de la plage et des commerces de proximités) et L'hôte très accueillante.
Nous avons fait l'erreur de ne pas prévenir de notre départ et de la casse d'une chaise, de ce fait notre hôte a été déçu à juste titre mais nous n'avions pas eu pour but de nuire à l'état de son logement..
J'espère qu'à cause de notre maladresse, Chris n'hésitera pas à relouer son appartement à des jeunes gens..
Ahélya : Chris est une super hôte qui nous a accueilli chaleureusement, avec beaucoup d'attentions.
L'appartement est beaucoup plus spacieux que ce qu'on peut penser en regardant les photos. Le petit déjeuner le matin sur la terrasse est un vrai bonheur!
Lucie : L'appartement idéal pour passer des vacances au top car on s'y sent tout de suite comme chez soi! Merci Chris pour vos attentions et peut-être à une prochaine fois!
Mari : Un coin de paradis entre terre et mer