Bijou de Soleil- A Jewel of the Sun

House - Entire home/apt · Caux, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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Bijou de Soleil is a charming 400 yr old holiday home in the Herault in the heart of the Languedoc region. Located between Beziers and Montpellier and only 30 minutes from the coast, in the village of Caux, 7 km from Pezenas. It is nestled amongst the sun-drenched vineyards and the surrounding beautiful countryside – in the South of France. The real Mediterranean region! The Languedoc has on average, more than 300 sunny days per year. The Languedoc is also the largest wine producing region in the word.

Bijou de Soleil is a 3 level village house including a basement. It boasts character with its stone exterior, Provence blue shutters and wood door. It has been recently renovated. It has an updated American kitchen, tile floor and stairwell, open beams, Master King Bed and 2nd bedroom Queen Bed with wood floors, adjoining (Jack & Jill) bathroom with new shower and additional toilette facilities in the basement plus a washer and (website hidden) TV is a bonus. Sleeps 4 comfortably, but will accommodate 6 with a sofa sleeper in living room if needed, and an extra full sized bed in the basement. Comes fully furnished for your holiday!
Best of all, this is a lock up and go-turn-key property, no maintenance, so you can enjoy every minute of your vacation experience. Perfect for a weekend get a way, vacation or extended long term let. With street access to the basement, it's also ideal for those great outdoor-lovers needing to store their vacation equipment for biking, fishing, hunting or kayaking.

The quaint medieval village of Caux dates back in history. The spectacular 12th century church dominates the village and the bells can be heard throughout the day. Just like a dream, it truely feels like a step back in time. The house is ideally situated within easy walking distance to the local Boulangerie (the croissants are some of the best in the South of France!), Patisserie, Green Grocer, Butcher, Pharmacie, Pizzaria, Bar & Post Office. There is a weekly Friday street market with all the fresh produce just steps from the front door. And...Be sure to taste the local wines which are some of the best wines in France! Bijou de Soleil offers you a charming place to stay at affordable pricing. Great location for day trips and beaches. The area offers much for the outdoor enthusiest such as biking, hiking, kayaking, antiquing or just exploring the many historical sites and villages. Experience the culture and enjoy the french way of life! Whatever brings you to the South of France, welcome to Bijou de Soleil, relax, unwind, and enjoy your walk in the vineyards.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Weekly Price: $677 /week
Monthly Price: $2394 /month
Security Deposit: $142
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Fabulous little house with lovely furnishings and lots of thoughtful inclusions like the wine, bread and milk as we arrived in the evening and nothing in Caux was open late.

    October 2013
  • Our stay in Caux was a great base to explore the loacl region. It delivered what we wanted; small town with local feel, semi rural so close to wineries and lots of creature comforts in accommodation.
    We picked up our keys from Rob in Pezenas (10 min from Caux) and shared a glass of wine at his bar. He gave us some help with local bookings and ensured our accommodation was ready.
    A real find is the Barrages Des Olivettes - the local lake 10 min from Caux if you don't feel like driving down to the beach. It was a little tricky to find as it's tucked away at the end of a culdsac. WiFi and British cable TV was very good. Only negative was it got a bit hot upstairs (30c+ outside) and the floorboards squeaked badly in the main bedroom. The fans provided some nice relief. Great kitchen facilities. Would stay here again.

    August 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay in Caux. Michele's apartment was clean and cozy, and a great home base for exploring the area. There were basic supplies on hand like coffee, tea, olive oil, etc., which made it easy to stock up on everything else we needed at the store.

    We met Michele's property manager, Rob, in nearby Pezenas. He led us to the apartment the first time which was helpful because it is tucked away in a little corner of Caux. After that we found our way around easily and enjoyed the countryside.

    Thanks for a pleasant stay!

    July 2013
  • We had a wonderful time in Caux. The house was perfect for the three of us. The village is small - it was great to explore and something totally different from what we have ever seen. Kirsi met us and was very helpful and it was nice not to have to use our terrible French for a change! The house is set up beautifully with nice touches and everything one might need. We spent time in the market at Pezenas and visited other local villages in the area which were close by. Recommended!

    November 2012
  • We stayed in Caux at Michele' place in July and I have to say we had a wonderful time there. We had been looking for a true experience of staying at an old historic beautiful village in Southern France that is not overcrowded with tourists - and found it in Caux. Michele and Kirsi have been very helpful and polite to us before and during our stay - my wife and our 2 kids had a really good time at Michele's house, which is beautifully decorated, very clean and well equipment by the way. When visiting this area in France again we'll definitively stay at Michele's place and charming Caux again.

    July 2012
  • Nous y avons séjourné deux fois une nuit avec 3 adultes et un bébé en mars comme étape sur la route de l'Espagne.
    Maison très jolie qui donne envie de rester un peu plus ! Décorée avec goût par une américaine pour des américains. Pleins de petites attentions dans le frigo afin de diner et de petit déjeuner. Accueil très sympathique par Kirsi (Michelle étant en Californie pendant notre séjour).

    2 petites remarques à savoir : pas mal de marches dans la maison et une faible luminosité à cause d'un petit nombre de fenêtres (pas gênant du tout le soir, mais + durant la journée).

    March 2013
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I am a fun, outgoing, person that loves people and loves to travel. I enjoy the arts and currently learning to improve my French. I have worked in the insurance industry for almost 30 years and looking forward to enjoying our home in France as part of our retirement plan.
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