About This Listing
This is a great spot, the flat is facing due South with a shady terrace, lots of birds and vegetation and a comfortable dueling, refresh in the pool after a game of table-tennis, enjoy Summer dinner under the trees… just relax!
Lovely self contained flat in leafy garden with swimming pool and car park, an oasis in the city center, very quiet. Large King size bed or twin beds, baby cot and high chair on request. The nearest beach (email hidden) drive. The flat is 10 mn walk from historical center, bus at the door, 3 tram (email hidden) walk. We lend free bicycles, our street is on a cycling track, Montpellier counts 150km of bike tracks. A free secure car park available is in the property.
Restaurants within walking distance, quiet location.
I am French and Graeme is Australian, we speak fluent English and French and love having visitors, "Carpe diem is a saying we like".
I love cooking and Graeme is an experienced sailor as well as a passionate glider pilot. We love travelling and we have connexion in many countries, especially Australia where we go every year.
We love Montpellier for its climate, its cultural offer, its café society and its great cosmopolitan atmosphere.
A breakfast basket and kitchen basics to start your stay are offered.
Dinner in our home (next door) on request, 25 € per person, wine for each course (3 courses) and coffee included.
The swimming pool and garden are shared. A table and some chairs are set under a shady tree for the guest use.
Interaction with Guests
We try to make things easy going and private. Should our guests want advise or wish to share their experiences, we are there for them on request.
We live in a green oasis, minutes from everything, in a dead end lane, with caring and discreet neighbourgs.
Bus at the door, tram 8mn walk, train station 25mn by walk, 67 km of cycling track at the door (we lend bicycles)
Other Things to Note
We have a ping pong table!
Smoking outside only.
We had a wonderful time in Catherine’s studio apartment in Montpellier. The flat is perfect – all you need and it was so lovely to have access to the beautiful garden and pool. The fridge was stocked with food (thank you!) and we made good use of the free bikes provided. Catherine’s friend Laurence was our host and she was brilliant. Catherine had left all the information we could need. We love Montpellier and will not hesitate to recommend staying at Catherine’s to friends and family! Merci Catherine, Graeme and Laurence!
We had a fantastic time at Catherine's studio. She is very nice and helpful and the studio is very clean and comfortable with everything that you need. The neighbourhood is quiet but close enough to the city center with the bicicles that she lends. Thank you Catherine!
Accueil plus que sympathique.
Catherine et son mari sont vraiment des hôtes discrets et en même temps disponibles...
nous avons passé une semaine agréable , au calme dans un petit écrin de verdure à quelques minutes du centre de Montpellier.
le studio était parfait, propre, bien agencé.
Tout était parfait, à recommander !
Our stay in Montpellier was fantastic. The property was very well set up, comfortable and roomy. Was so lovely to share the pool after a long drive. Thank you so much for your hospitality Cathy and Graeme, very good hosts.
Catherine and Graham are great hosts. Very friendly and easygoing. The apartment is easy to be found and (with the bikes provided) only a few min from the center. Guests are welcome to use the pool and leave the car safely parked behind a gate. At arrival the fridge was filled (Thank you!) and the apartment nice and tidy. We would chose this apartment again.
We had a lovey stay with Catherine and Graeme. They were friendly and welcoming, but left us to our own devices and we didn't feel like we were imposing at all, even though they were just next door. It's a lovely apartment - clean, tidy and with everything that you may need for a short stay. It's a bit of a walk to the city centre (25mins to place de la comedie) BUT the benefit of being a little out of the centre was the pool, free parking and availability of bikes. I would definitely recommend, and would happily go back.
About the Host, Catherine
I love travelling,"Carpe Diem" is a saying I like. Literature, cinéma, theaters, dance shows and concerts going, cycling, gourmet cooking, architecture, gardening are all activities which give a meaning to my life and which I have shared with Graeme for the last 30 odd years. Graeme is Australian and French. He enjoys gliding and sailing as well. We have a very special relationship with Australia where we go every year.
We love Montpellier for its climate, its cafés, the art scene and festivals as well as the fact that we meet people coming from all around the world. The proximity of the Mediterranean sea is also a plus.
We lend bicycles since Montpellier counts over 70 km of bike tracks, one of which starts in front of our street and goes right up to the sea. we supply a 'breakfast basket/kitchen basics", all food is organic, the tomatoes and herbs are coming from our city garden.
On demand, I will cook for you and you can share our dinner table.
If we are away, a friend of ours will welcome you and make sure everything is fine for your stay.
It is always a real pleasure to share our knowledge of this magnificent area and give addresses, places to visit, "must see" and various tips to our guests.