Kitchen new in 2007, chimney to original wood stove kept for vent.  Dining table, not visible, seats six. Ground floor living room.  There is also a high ceilinged studio- work room on top floor.
Private room/bath Caunes Minervois-

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1 bedroom

2 beds
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Share 3BR-2Bth townhouse with semi-retired American businessman.from Seattle. Top foor, queen bed, private bath, or 2nd fl. twin beds- share bath with owner. 45 Euros single, 50Euros double. Prettiest village in region, surounded by vinyards, with all services- restaurants, market, etc. Transport to/from nearby Carcassone available.

The space

The house is a mid-late 19th century addition on a street of 17th centruy houses, in a village whose roots go back over 1,000 years. The house is plain, 2 stars not 4 stars, but extremely functional, totally renovated in 2007- new kitchen, plumbing, electric etc. One block off the main street, 1 block from the river- a few hundred yards to parking, restaurants, bakeries, a small market (epicerie) etc. There is an english-speaking tourist office and the community supports many local concerts and events.
Vineyards, walking trials, and historical sites abound

Guest access

Guests have kitchen and washer/dryer priviedges- acess to 2 bicycles, the internet and a printer (or wi-fi). If the host likes you and has time, he can occasionally be talked into tours of neighboring villages. There is occasional bus service to Carcassonne- or the host can provide drop off/pick up service for an additional charge..

Interaction with guests

Owner is semi-retired, but busy as Chair of a non-profit cancer research organization in the U.S.. Lives summers & early Fall in Caunes- takes in occasional boarders for a change of pace. Happy to share the occasional meal, or his knowledge about the Minervois and south of France- or to converse in general about art, politics, economics, etc. Or, also happy to provide complete privacy and just pass you on your way in and out with a simple "bon journee". Host occasionally travels; if not here, there is a key box for access to the house, and a 3-ring binder of "how tos" and directions- all pretty simple.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Private room

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Heating
Washer

Prices
Extra people $6 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit $246
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Availability
7 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Susan User Profile
August 2017
Very helpful host.

Pascal User Profile
August 2015
Bill et son amie sont des personnes d'une grande disponibilité et... d'une très grande gentillesse. A notre arrivée Bill nous a aidé à apporter nos bagages.depuis le parking. La chambre est agréable et les hôtes font tout pour vous laisser votre intimité. Tout est conforme à la description, accueil en prime ! Un petit plus, ils sont américains et cela a enrichi les échanges, passée la barrière de la langue. Thank you Bill et Elisabeth

Caunes-Minervois, FranceJoined in August 2013
Bill User Profile

Semi-retired commercal real estate broker from Seattle (originally a NYer). Busy as founder/Chairperson of non-profit studying efficacy of non-traditional cancer therapies
(see Long history of avocations in education and the arts
(taught remedial English in Harlem in 1970s, was Dance Critic for Seattle Weekly in 1980s- board member, NEA peer panelist in 1990s. etc). Well-traveled, but embarrassed by my lousy French (if it was only prounounced like it is spelled). In general, pretty easy-going guy.

Languages: English

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