About This Listing
Albatross Villa "La Petite Maison"
Although from the outside the house appears to be very small you will find once you step over the threshold that you will feel somewhat like Alice in Wonderland as the house gets bigger once you are inside. Like a lot of the houses in the Center Ville the outside is often a bit of an illusion and you are almost always pleasantly supprised.
We have installed a Mitsubishi Air Conditioning /Heating System on each floor to add to your comfort throughout the changing seasons.
The Roof-Top Terrace designed by Swedish Architect, David Gölen is the perfect place to chill out in the shade of the specially designed UV Protection sail. If you prefer to sunbathe with a view over the rooftops of Marseillan Ville lay on loungers on the raised deck area.
A Weber Gas BBQ has been installed to cook your evening meals and if you feel like Pizza there is a Pizza stone to try your culinary skills on.
In the kitchen there is a gas stove with an electric oven beneath.
We have w-ifi in the house from SFR
We welcome you to share the experience by visiting our new home in the South of France. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us .
Anita & Janne
"Marseillan is like St Tropez before Bardot. Staggeringly pretty, one of the most unspoiled ports in France."
Sunday Times, London
Can you imagine yourself taking breakfast whilst sat on the rooftop of a centuries old petite maison du village or better still enjoying a glass of wine at the end of a day that was filled with as much or little activities as you would like? …. Be it a Romantic Getaway for Two or a Break away from Routine for the family, whatever it is, we can help make it happen in our little house set in the heart of Marseillan Village. La Petite Maison sits in a maze of narrow streets amongst a mixture of restored and unrestored, back to back, mainly 3 storey, very old, terraced houses, many origionally dateing back to the 16th and 17th Century's. If you want character and authenticity then you will find it in an abundance.
You can use everything in the house.
Interaction with Guests
We do not live in France but have an excellent housekeeper called Carolle and we are always available via internet or telephone.
The local town people are very friendly and we have lovely neighbours. The house is a few minutes walk away to the Bakery, Butchers and the Local shop,which sells everything from Eggs to Wine! One of the great advantages of living in the center of town is that everything is closeby.
The bus stop is 5 minutes walk away, next to the harbour were you can take a bus journey to Marseillan Plage - a little like Benidorm with lots of people, inexpensive food & drinks ...Karaoke Bars and even a Fairground!
Other Things to Note
Great Local wines and food. Many festivals in the summer which should not be missed. Fantastic Beaches to enjoy. Marseillan has it all! Please have a look on this blog.
No smoking inside the house please but if you would like you can smoke on the terrace.
Janne and Anita were very pleasant to deal with and responded quickly to any queries. They also checked up with us after a few days.
We stayed in Marseillan for 5 nights. The house is in a very convenient position just a short walk from the town and lovely port. Parking in the street a few minutes walk away was no problem. There is a good selection of restaurants and bars.
The house is indeed much larger than it looks and very quiet. The kitchen is very well equipped. Wifi connection is very good.
However the bathrooms are rather tired with the extract no longer working nor the basin plug sealing.
Also be aware that neither bedroom has windows. This is not really a problem in the second floor bedroom as there is borrowed light but we found it strange waking to darkness in the ground floor bedroom.
Noilly Prat was well worth visiting for 4.50 euro, very interesting and included tastings.
My three children and I had a wonderful four days in Villa Albatross in the off season of mid-April. The house was exactly as described. The kids actually really liked the fact that there were so many floors! The rooftop terrace was indeed very cool. We spent most of our time up there, weather allowing. We did not get to meet Anita and Janne, but they were very welcoming from afar, and asked halfway through our stay if all was well. I used their guide book for restaurant and shopping recommendations, which were perfect. The house was very welcoming, since there were a lot of (well appreciated) personal touches. We had an excellent time. I enjoyed walking up and down the stairs to get a bit of exercise!
Quelle découverte ! Marseillan tout d'abord, petit village plein de charme méditerranéen. Mais ici point de constructions touristiques à la mode et surfaites, non, les maisons sont restaurées dans un esprit authentique. Tout comme la maison de Janne & Anita. Nous y sommes allés 3 jours en plein mois d'avril. Le temps était ensoleillé mais encore frais. Et pourtant nous n'avons pas quitté la magnifique terrasse de l'Albatross Villa, comme le pont d'un bateau en bois voguant sur un océan de toits aux nuances roses et brunes des tuiles romanes. On aurait eu envie de savoir peindre à l'aquarelle. La maison est étroite mais est incroyablement fonctionnelle et calme. La cuisine est parfaite lorsque l'on aime comme nous se faire plaisir avec des produits locaux. Le barbecue sur la terrasse d'une simplicité enfantine et très efficace. Nos hôtes ont été à nos petits soins malgré la distance, en répondant à nos messages avec beaucoup de gentillesse et de savoir-vivre. Nous recommandons ! Parfait pour un WE prolongé en amoureux ;)
Bon moment dans cette maison originale sur 3 étages petite mais très bien conçue et très bien équipée. Comme il n'y a pas de vue (sauf sur la terrasse) la maison est bien quand on passe du temps aussi dehors et quand on y est c'est un vrai nid douillet. Nous n'avons pas pu profiter de la terrasse car il faisait trop froid mais elle doit être merveilleuse aux beaux jours!
Marseillan est un petit port très sympa avec quelques bons restaurants, des super pistes cyclables à portée de main et plein de belles plages tout près. A découvrir!
We had a lovely time in Marseillan. A great, friendly neighbourhood. Brilliant restaurants, and wonderfully quiet.
I am writing this back home with a Baguette and Coffee in my hand; but it is not really the same feeling as on the roof terrace in “La petit Maison” in France.
My girlfriend and me spent a week early in July in Janne’s and Anita’s town house. If you are looking for relaxation it is the place to be. Walking in the narrow streets of Marseillan in the morning to the local bakery and the experience of an old Mediterranean fishing village is hard to beat. Ad the historically interesting surroundings and some good food and wine to that, and you get a perfect week off.
The house might look small on the outside, but inside it is roomy and well renovated with great care; keeping that “old town house atmosphere” that I really like. The more modern touch of Internet and Air Condition that works throughout the apartment is however most welcome and makes it extra comfy, not to mention the roof terrace where we spent most of the time. Big plus for the Weber Grill and sunbeds on the terrace!
Tips for the area:
1. The Bakery just left of the Spar Supermarket has great baguettes in the morning
2. La Pacheline: Restaurant on the west key in the port, great fish dishes and three course meals for a good price with friendly service.
3. Delicatessen: Restaurant just by the old Church in the centre, good place for meals and drinks with great service from owner Alex and his staff (speaks good English as well)
4. Beach: Marseillan Plage, 10 min drive with free parking opposite the tourist office. “Le Mosquito Beach” a Beach club, just follow the main road from the parking lot to the beach, serve great espresso and offers sun beds or boats for rent.
5. Noilly Prat, by the port in Marseillan: take the tour of how these historic drinks are made and finish with a tasting, it is most well spent 4 € if you like vermouth =)
Janne and Anita have been great hosts and easy to deal with, thank you for this time and all good tips of what to do we got for our stay!
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About the Host, Janne & Anita
We are an international family, Janne from Sweden and myself from New Zealand. We both enjoy travelling and meeting people, eating good food and wines and our family and friends. As we both love to cook the only problem can be who is the boss in the kitchen! We met in New Zealand in 2004 when Janne was sailing around the world with his friend Carl on their yacht S/Y Albatross, which took them three years to complete. Since then we have lived in Sweden and after a holiday in Marseillan two years ago we bought our little pearl of a house.
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