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About this listing

Charming and bright, with a spectacular roof terrace overlooking our medieval village and surrounding vineyards. Updated, fully equipped and comfortable, with sunny eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms, sleeping 5, shower room, WC, Wifi.

The space

Charming maison with the most spectacular roof terrasse you have ever seen, in a medieval hilltop village. The terrasse is completely private, so you can sunbathe in complete, glorious seclusion, relaxing in a comfy chaise on its tiled floor, hidden behind its pretty walls. Stand up, and the view over those walls is stunning, as you can see for miles over the surrounding rolling hills and vineyards. The terrasse is huge, covering the entire roof of the house, and equipped with a built-in stone BBQ, so you can while away a whole day up there, under the bright blue Mediterranean sky. This extraordinary house is located in Languedoc, the area known as the "real south of France." Just 15 minutes to white sand Mediterranean beaches, Maison Rose-Clair is fully renovated, comfortable, and sunny, with everything you need for an unforgettable, authentic French holiday, including a large country kitchen, sleeping space for five, two bathrooms and tiled floors and big windows throughout. A French country kitchen for cooking up fresh food from the market in the bustling town of Pezenas, just five minutes away. A large salon for entertaining. Two big bedrooms - one with a big double bed and the other with a double and a single mattress that can be pulled out for a fifth person. Best of all, the enormous, secluded terrasse on the roof, overlooking vineyards and the village, and equipped with a stone BBQ. A new washer and tumble dryer, microwave, toaster, blender, Nespresso machine, brand new giant 40-inch (101 cm) flat-screen TV, DVD and CD player. Free wireless internet, printer, and free phone calls to Europe and North America. The house is partially accessible for those with limited mobility. Please contact me for details. The village of Castelnau-de-Guers is charming and historic, and you can walk out each morning to its boulangerie, which boasts the best baguette in France, and warm buttery croissants. The village is near everything you want to see as a tourist, without being overrun by tourists itself. The mountains of the Haut Languedoc, the Canal du Midi, the Mediterranean, the awe-inspiring Cirque des Navacelles, mountain biking and hiking trails, abbeys and cathedrals, the river Herault with its stunning gorge, the ancient village of St. Guilhem le Deserts, the oyster port of Meze, the artsy medieval city of Pezenas, the home of Moliere, the canal town of Sete, and vineyards! We are in the largest wine-growing region in the world. The Languedoc is the sunniest part of France, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. That means fresh market produce and amazing wines year-round, and Maison Rose-Clair can be your own private food and wine paradise. Getting here is easy, from anywhere. International airlines fly into Toulouse, Montpellier and Barcelona. Budget airlines fly regularly to Beziers, Montpellier, Perpignan, Nimes, Carcassonne and Girona. Spain, Andorra and the Pyrenees are within easy reach. By rail, the TGV operates from Lille to Beziers or Agde, and from Paris to Montpellier or Beziers. Eurostar has a non-stop service from Waterloo to Avignon.

Guest access

The entire house - this is a self-catering house

Interaction with guests

I'll be available via phone or email, and also provide a comprehensive guide book with instructions for the house and village and recommendations of things to do, places to see and cafes to dine in.


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 6 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 73
Security Deposit: 242
Weekly Discount: 18%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Smoking only on terrasse. Pets by prior approval.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Patricia User Profile
September 2016
A very lovely place. Exactly how it was described The bakery was wonderful and Prezenas was a great little village. Many of her suggestions were spot on.

Gavin User Profile
July 2016
Very charming house in quaint, quiet village. Carolyn has put a lot of effort into making sure that gusets are fully informed of the regions attractions.

Mary Jo User Profile
July 2016
Great house in the village. Very calm and quiet the whole time we were there. The access to getting to beaches worked out well - easy to find places for eating and shopping. Beautiful views from the terrace. Really lovely. The beds were comfortable and all was ready for our arrival. Carolyn was available for answering a few questions - her suggestions are the key to your visit. Especially the beaches. Thanks for the booking.

Clare User Profile
June 2016
A lovely authentic experience in the South of France. Carolyn's book of tips was invaluable we went to all the beaches which were lovely and certainly provided a unique experience. It was great to be able to have so much room in the villa. The roof top terrace was delightful. It was great being do closely located to Pezenas which was a lovely town and able to fulfil our grocery requirements. Very good communication and clear instructions on how to access the property. Thank you.

Aaron User Profile
September 2015
We loved our week in Castlenau-de-Guers and Carolyn's home was a perfect place to stay! The rooftop patio is a great hangout when the weather is nice, we spent quite a few morning and evenings up there enjoying the fresh air. There is a extremely helpful binder of all the goings on in the area that was invaluable. In it we found great restaurants, bakeries, flea markets, even info about the local rugby team and we attended one of their local games just down the road in Pezenas. And could the amazing wine here be any cheaper? Wow! We had never heard of the town, and knew almost nothing about the area, so we were definitely taking a chance when renting here, but we couldn't be happier with our stay.
Carolyn User Profile
Response from Carolyn:
Thanks Aaron. I'm really happy that you appreciated the binder and that you took the time to explore and enjoy and take advantage of the area. And thanks for treating my house so beautifully!
September 2015

Rebecca User Profile
October 2014
The description was accurate. Carolyn had a packet of things we should do at the flat and was sweet to leave flower petals for us since she knew we were celebrating our honeymoon.

Mary User Profile
August 2014
Carolyn made us feel very welcome and all the information about the house,directions to get there and suggestions of things to do were very helpful. We loved this house - it was a typical, shuttered French house in an ancient narrow laned French village. Furnishing very comfortable and house very easy to live in. The roof terrace was fantastic and really made the house special. Our activities included visits to Pezenas (great market, lovely old town streets) and other stunning villages within 30 minute drive, swimming in limestone gorges and also local river - loads left to do for our next visit! Easy reach of Beziers airport and also Carcassonne. Highly recommended
Carolyn User Profile
Response from Carolyn:
Lovely hosting you Mary, and I hope we see you again soon! So glad you got to enjoy the river. It's a favourite of mine.
August 2014

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Carolyn User Profile

I'm a screenwriter for film and television living in Toronto, with as many forays to the south of France as I can manage. I love my French home, and often go there when I have a long project to write. The rooftop terrace is such a quiet, beautiful and inspiring place to work. I like to mountain bike, cross country ski, cycle and play tennis and I do all those things in France and in Canada. I also like to swim - in Toronto I am in Lake Ontario every day, right up till the end of October - I pride myself on being the last person in the lake every year. Only my old dog Endzone swims later than I do. In France I have the river Herault walking distance from my house, and it's beautiful to swim in, but also the Mediterranean, of course. I love the thought of other people getting as much enjoyment out of my house and my heavenly piece of the world as I do. Magical places are meant to be shared.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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