About this listing
"Porte 22", our stylish 350 (!) years’ old stone house in the center of the beautiful market town of Pézenas. Wooden beams, exposed stone, secluded roof terrace, 5 star kitchen, just steps from the weekly market. Authentic charm with a modern touch.
100 sq meters, Sleeps FOUR: two bedrooms (1 double + 2 singles); fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher); living room (wifi, tv, dvd, games); gorgeous night lit roof terrace (washing machine, sun drenched clothes line).
Stylish furniture locally sourced (not a single Ikea item!); high quality bed linen and cozy towels; fully-equipped Denby kitchenware; and a generous welcome basket with complimentary tea/coffee selection.
We call this property "Porte 22", after its famous door and its street address. Porte 22 could be your Gastronomical experience: opt for a unique PRIVATE COOKING lesson with the delightful Fanette, your own private in-house chef. Tour the local market together, choose the freshest in-season ingredients and Fanette will prepare an unforgettable french cuisine with you in your custom designed kitchen at Porte 22. You will not find a better price for such a private chef cooking experience anywhere in France: €35 for 1 person; €60 for 2 people; €75 for 3 or 4 people (+ the cost of ingredients).
Fancy exploring the region by BIKE? Rent one of Porte 22's mountain bikes or Dutch bikes for just €25 per bike per week.
Consider a personalised WINE TOUR of the local vineyards with Patty, your private and highly knowledgeable local host and guide. Leave the wine tasting to you and the driving to Patty!
Interaction with Guests
Porte 22's accommodation is located on the first floor of our three floor home. The first floor is designed and dedicated exclusively for holiday guests, and you will enjoy complete privacy.
Patty will welcome you in person, provide you an intro tour, and share as much knowledge about Pezenas and the surrounding region as you require.
French neighbours on both sides will have you living the full authentic French experience. Slip into the local life and make yourselves chez vous.
A charming French town featuring its very own "Old Town" with cobbled streets, the region's largest weekly fresh market, a summer long festival, and a short drive to the Mediterranean coast.
At home in Porte 22 sip local wine on the sun-filled roof terrace...and be charmed...southern France style....
A secured, locked parking garage is available for your use at no extra charge. Several free open parking lots around town are also within a few hundred meters of the house.
BEACH: Pezenas shuttle bus service available for transport to the Mediterranean beach just 30mins away: Grau d'Agde or Marseillan Plage. Beach towels, picnic bags, beach mats available for use.
Public bus service to neighbouring southern cities: Montpellier (50mins); Beziers; Agde
Other Things to Note
High Season: €160 / night
Mid Season: €140 / night
Low Season: €90 / night
Stay 9 nights and get your 10th night FREE!
Discount rates for longer stays, special offers for birthday and anniversaries.
Additional house cleaning / turnover during your stay can be provided at additional cost.
We dearly love our and other peoples' pets, but unfortunately we don't have beds and other amenities to accommodate them at Porte 22.
Please be considerate of your neighbours and keep noise down on the roof terrace after 10pm.
Please help us to conserve energy and water, by switching off unused lights and use dishwasher and laundry machines only when necessary.
Your help in leaving the floor as clean and tidy as you found it is much appreciated, thank you!
From Nov 01, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
porte 22 est un endroit magnifique, qui correspond plus que largement a la description! Pezenas l'est tout autant! Nous avons passé des vacances splendides! Merci a Louise pour son acceuil chaleureux et sa disponibilite! Nous reviendrons certainement!
Un grand plaisir d'avoir cette famille chez nous à Porte 22; un jeune couple très sympa et deux enfants adorables. Ils étaient chez nous pendant une semaine et je les ai trouvé très agréables. Nous sommes contentes que Porte 22 vous a plus autant et sommes impatientes de vous accueillez de nouveau.
Wow! Our whole experience here was simply lovely. First, Louise was amazing at responding to our queries and making us feel welcome. Patty (who is based in Pezenas and who you will most likely meet) was very generous with her time and extremely helpful is providing us with local tips and helping us with transport. Then there is the apartment. It fills the entire first floor of the building and is beautiful and functional in its design and comfort. The lounge room is at the front of the property with a small balcony so you can hear the local sounds and enjoy people watching if you want. The bedrooms are in the back around a private courtyard and nice and quiet. From the main bedroom the stairs wind up to the rooftop terrace which is fabulous for a sunny breakfast or evening drinks (or just lounging about during the day). There is even a small kitchenette on the rooftop where you can keep your drinks and heat food so you don't need to keep carrying things up and down there stairs. The main kitchen is very well equipped and was great for preparing meals from the local butcher (30m away) and greengrocer (around the corner). We loved the town and spent our days simply enjoying walking the streets exploring the shops, restaurants and ice cream parlours. Louise also provides bikes and what you need for a day at the beach. We loved the place! Thanks Louise & Patty.
Dear Matt, it was a pleasure to welcome you both at Porte 22 this summer and to be part of your southern France exploration. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed feedback and to mention so many positive aspects of your stay. We know you are well traveled, so an enthusiastic review from you makes us especially pleased! We hope to welcome you again.
From the moment we arrived at this remarkable home, we were blown away! The house is exactly as described in the Airbnb posting. My husband and I were traveling with our teenage daughter and her friend. We stayed in the house for 8 days and were very comfortable. It was extremely hot weather (40 degrees) but the house is air conditioned,so we were fine. The kitchen is very well appointed (which came in handy for our cooking lesson with Fanette). We made great use of the living room, dining area. The bedrooms are also very comfortable with beautiful linens. The highlight of the entire house, for us, was the rooftop terrace. In the evening, under the stars, gorgeous!!! Incredibly quiet. My husband even slept up there, only to be awakened by the flocks of swallows in the morning. Because there were four of us, traveling for two weeks, I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to have use of a washing machine!! Clothes dried in two minutes under the Mediterranean sun. The town of Pezenas is charming beyond words and the local people are so friendly and accommodating. Some of us spoke French, others did not but that was of no concern anywhere. We felt completely at ease in a safe environment. As a base, Porte 22 was so well located. We walked through the old town, saw historical sites and then went further afield to UNESCO world heritage sites. The girls enjoyed the beach and can now claim to have swam in the Mediterranean sea. There is also a local swimming pool which was very useful. The history of the house is so interesting. Check out the oven in the basement. Dates to the 11th century, I think.
I have only wonderful, positive memories of Porte 22 and I KNOW my husband and I will return (sans les enfants)!! Thank you, Louise and Kam
Dear Lynda, we are so pleased to receive your enthusiastic review of Porte22; it makes all our reno and deco work worthwhile! All of our guests rave about the rooftop terrace, especially as it so sun-filled and quiet even through the night as your husband experienced. Good that you mentioned the swimming pool in town, we'll be sure to remind our summertime guests of this local amenity. See you again soon, sans ou avec les enfants.
Prettig contact met Louise van te voren en een goed ontvangst. Ze heeft het karakteristieke oude huis geweldig mooi opgeknapt, apparatuur in huis is van goede kwaliteit en voor alle faciliteiten zijn duidelijke instructies. De stad zelf heeft ons minder kunnen charmeren, maar Louise weet je de leukste plekjes van te voren aan te raden.
Fabulous experience. This home is perfect: quality!!! Like a 5 stars resort! Trust us! We just seen our next airbnb and it was so not nice, we refuse to stay there! Louise your place is outstanding! I could have lived on the roof terrace. Thank you also for the great service of patty and Clemence. And the great cooking class with Fanette. Delightful! We will recommend your place.
Always a special pleasure to have fellow Canadians in the house... thank you for choosing Porte22 from such a distance and for being such excellent cooking students with Fanette. She very much enjoyed your cooking company and input! We are luck to have Patty to provide the guest welcome and be such a source of knowledge about Pezenas in our absence. We will pass on your kind words to her and to Clemence. Wishing you many more happy vacations to come, perhaps another time chez Porte22!
Was für ein tolles Wochenende in einem wunderbaren, bis ins kleinste Detail geschmackvoll dekorierten, authentischen Haus! Wir waren eine Gruppe von vier Personen (1 Paar und zwei Freunde) und das verlängerte Wochenende hätten wir nicht besser verbringen können. Die Dachterrasse ist mein persönliches Highlight, sie lädt ein zum Grillen, relaxen und sonnen. Man fühlt sich wunderbar abgeschnitten, obwohl man mitten in der Stadt ist. Auch der Service war wundervoll. Louise hat einfach alles bis ins kleinste Detail durchdacht (nahegelgene Geschäfte für was man so braucht während eines Kurzurlaubs, Fahrräder und andere Vorschläge für Ausflüge und sogar Strandtücher!). Wir haben uns rundum betreut gefühlt (ohne Aufdringlichkeit, weil alles auch einfach im Welcome-Booklet stand), was ich von einer AirBnB Unterkunft eigentlich gar nicht erwarte. Ich bin begeistert und komme bestimmt wieder! :)
We, a group of 4, were enchanted with this beautiful and very tastefully renovated house in Pezenas. The terrace was a bliss and the town gorgeous!
We were also impressed how well equipped the house was and how clean! Last not least, the host had carefully thought of everything we would need during our stay and welcomed us very warmly with a generous welcome basket with regional products, maps and good suggestion on activities in the area…you just needed to pick what to do.
I would say a top recommendation!! We will certainly return to Porte22
About the Host, Louise
France, especially southern France with all its beauty and wonderful climate is our absolute favourite place to be.
We love to be in Pezenas year around and to explore the region on foot, bike, skis, car, and train.
We are delighted to share this passion through our rental accommodation at "Porte 22", which we have created exclusively for your holiday stay.
We joined Airbnb in August 2014 and we love their concept of facilitating holiday home experiences with a home owner's personal touch, and to give you the guests a chance to experience our town as a local.
- Louise & Kama