About this listing
Newly renovated town house providing accommodation for bed & breakfast, workshops & seminars in Port-Vendres.
Designed primarily as a Bed & Breakfast, with a focus on creating a retreat for workshops and seminars, the tranquil environment of Maison Funambule delivers a sense of calm and wellbeing. The two bedrooms in the rear of the house have direct access to the garden and terrace areas. The two bedrooms in the front of the house open onto a balcony with spectacular views of Port-Vendres' hills and vineyards.
A creatively-stepped garden built into the side of the hill offers a peaceful setting in which to enjoy breakfast al fresco, or simply sip a glass of wine or take a siesta in a hammock as you survey the view from the heights of Port-Vendres.
Each room contains an artisan-designed ceramic washbasin with fresh linen and towels provided. The WC and bathroom are separate. There is a luxury Italian shower in the bathroom, and a hairdryer, soaps, shampoos, beauty products and an emergency kit are included for your bathing pleasure. Downstairs in the kitchen, a communal refrigerator is available for guests’ convenience. A barbecue is also available in the garden (on request).
Guests are welcome to picnic in the shady garden, thumb through the diverse library of books or borrow from our collection of documentaries on DVD, or access our WIFI Internet.
There is a private entrance for guests on the upper floor of the house, complete with outside lighting for safe entry when returning after dark.
The two bedrooms in the rear of the house have direct access to the garden and terrace areas. The two bedrooms in the front of the house open onto a balcony with spectacular views of Port-Vendres’ hills and vineyards, from which you can enjoy your breakfast.
Interaction with Guests
As owner of Maison Funambule, it is my pleasure to help guests with information about the area and its many activities. My mobile number will be available, so feel free to contact me for any reason. Please also check the website regularly for the various workshops, seminars or courses that will take place throughout the year (except during the high summer season in July and August).
Maison Funambule is far enough from the village to give you a feeling of peace and privacy, yet still only a short 10-minute walk to Port-Vendres’ charming harbor. The village boasts a range of excellent bars and restaurants where you can sample the local seafood and regional produce, wine shops that encourage you to try a degustation of superb regional wines, as well as supermarkets, a petrol station, a fish market and a tourist office.
Port-Vendres is a commercial harbour with large container ships bringing in fresh fruit and vegetables from Africa. Fisherman start the day before the sun comes up, so an early-morning stroll around the port and a swim in the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea, followed by a coffee and croissant in one of the cafes is a great way to start the day.
By Gare SNCF (train):
“There is a small train station in Port-Vendres,10 minutes’ walk from Maison Funambule.
If you are coming from Spain, take the train to Port-Vendres via Cerbère Station, 4 km north of the Spanish border in France.
If you are coming from France, take the train from Perpignan to Port-Vendres.
By Gare Routiere (bus)
A local bus (which costs only 1 euro) travels between Cerbère and Perpignan, stopping in all the villages along the coast: Argeles sur Mer, Collioure, Port-Vendres, Banyuls and Cerbère.
The closest airports are Gerone (ES) (1h15 min by car), Perpignan (30 min), Carcasonne (1h30 min), Barcelona (2h), and
Other Things to Note
We owe some cats, but they are not present at the upperfloor where the rooms are.
Difficult access for people with reduced mobility because of several stairs.
Respect for others, by which I mean, taking care of the noise and hygiène. There are cats in the house, so for dogs we have to discuss. Maybe 1 dog is possible. No smoking in the house. There is a garden and a balcony where you can smoke.