About This Listing
Artist's apartment in the city center, with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, multi-media space and high speed Internet. The art works on the walls change following our art shows.
The studio has a bedroom, a living room with kitchen, a bathroom and two small balconies.
A single person or a couple may use the studio loft-style, one big open space.
If you are two friends, profit from two separate beds and close the separations to the bedroom.
one king sized bed 180x200cm (mattress bought in 2014), books in several languages for all tastes and a cupboard with mirror doors in front of the bed.
Blankets, sheets and a folding bed for a baby.
The living room:
a comfy chair and a convertible chair bed 205x88cm (2014), computer with 27" flat screen. Internet by ADSL and very fast wireless access, (website hidden) via the computer and sound via a great hi-fi system. Days of music and series via iTunes on computer.
The TV offers 18 channels, some evening series can be switched to English or other languages. Films and series on Itunes are mostly in English.
Free phone to France and other destinations (will check your kind of numbers to tell you before if free or payable at real fees).
two gas hobs, electric oven, microwave, new fridge-freezer, a small dishwasher, espresso machine or coffee maker etc.
tub, washing machine, hair dryer etc.
Towels are provided.
Note: the balconies offer flowers and kitchen herbs, to hang out washing and you may put a chair on each balcony, no table.
You may use everything but things in a locked cupboard. You have only a guest access to the computer and please do not change cables or try to reprogram anything.
Interaction with Guests
I'm always available by phone or mail for questions and can guide you how to use or where to find a thing. You get the keys either from me or a friend, who lives close by and may help you in case of need.
Sète is a port and a working town. It's alive even in winter.
The quarter is residential and quiet, at two steps from the center. You have all the shops, markets, halls, a cinema, two theaters at short distances from the house.
10 minutes walk home, if you eat out in the most lively district, but then you spend a quiet night.
Sète is a town where you can live well without a car, arriving by train / TGV, just minutes from home and go to the beach on foot or by bus. The beach extends over 10 km to the next town.
If you come by car, parking is still free in our street and some surrounding streets, and on a large square nearby.
Public transport by bus is cheap in the region: same price for some stations in the town, to the beach or to 8 neighbor towns.
Other Things to Note
Pet - exceptionally upon request
Strictly non-smoking inside but you may smoke on the balconies.
You get a clean apartment and you have to give it back clean.
You may leave one machine of laundry still washing, we will hang it. (3 persons: laundry for a second machine). Further machines cost 20 Euros per machine. During summer, you'll probably use a lot of towels - please wash them the last evening to avoid extra costs.
Please water the plants.
Great place, really comfortable and lovely to be surrounded by so much art! Communication was excellent and Helga was very helpful and professional. Heartily recommended!
We had seven good nights in Helga's apartment, she's a real friendly host! Before arrival, she sent us all the info so there was no stress about getting the keys or whatever.
One remark: the convertible sofa bed is too small to share with two grown ups for 7 night. Rather rent this flat with a couple and two kids or just 3 grown ups.
Besides that, we'd love to go back next year!
It's only one week a year, during world wide festival, that I accept four grown ups, if there are couples - from time to time, I used the same sofa with my husband elsewhere. It's a French standard product, fine for lovers or kids but small for two young men used to much larger beds.
I'll probably have a better solution for four independent adults during the festival week next year, but only for the one week. Please check before booking.
sympa, agréable, joli, confortable, bien équipé, bien situé, bref, c'est top!
I rented Helga's apartment for 9 days with 3 friends during the Worldwide festival and it was perfect for us. The flat had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and Helga was very sweet and hospitable. It was cosy for 4 people but we didn't feel it was too small. The flat has loads of paintings, photos, books and also a stereo, computer, desk etc. that we all enjoyed. It's located just outside the centre on a quiet street and a short walk to all the waterfront restaurants. As a runner I enjoyed running over the hill with amazing views to the beaches on the other side which took about 30 minutes. My friends took a cab or bus there which took about 15 mins. We had a lovely stay and would highly recommend Helga's place.
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About the Host, Helga
je suis artiste photographe et vis entre Paris et le sud de la France. Je préfère voyager léger moi-même, ainsi il y a tout sur place. Je lis beaucoup, en plusieurs langues, écris, aime l'informatique qui fonctionne ou le chaos dans l'art ou la musique - par contre je déteste le chaos dans les choses censées fonctionner et trop d'harmonie dans le décor ou dans l'art.