Entrée de la maison avec terrasse et porcheEntrée de la maison avec terrasse et porche
House from the 1920's by the sea.
Hosted by Tiphanie & Mathias
Tiphanie & Mathias is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Our family house « Villa Sita" is not only a beach house, is a house of plenty of memories that has been in our family for nearly a century. Located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France.

The space

We offer a fully furnished apartment in the ground floor of a house with terrace and a garden for your holidays by the Mediterranean sea in Valras Plage. The apartment is located 2 minutes walking from the beach; you can literally go there barefoot and in swimming suit!

Located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France, Valras Plage is a city that was built at the end of the 19th century. Our house is located in the historic part of the village. The cute town center is really close, you can go groceries shopping by foot.

Guest access

It's a house with two separate apartments. Each apartment was just renovated this summer, and by renovated, we mean entirely. Everything was changed from the pipes to the roof and the floors.
There is a 40m2 terrace in the garden that includes an argentinean brick barbecue, furnitures...
The garden is 150m2 big.

It includes:
- a direct access to the terrace.
- a porch in the front.
- A fully equipped kitchen, microwave, oven, refrigerator / freezer
- a living room
- two bedrooms
- A bathroom with sink, Italian shower and toilet.
- Phone with free calls to 104 countries (list of countries here: (website hidden))
- High speed internet

Interaction with guests

We are always available by email or phone for our guest. We always try to answer the question and solve the problem in the moment.

Remind to read the house rules. We integrate all the details, phones numbers... etc. We have (email hidden) filled with info on the page of the house.
Do not hesitate to contact us by email if you have any question.

Other things to note


PHOTO AND BIO: For security reasons, we don't pre-approve enquiries without a face photo (so we know the person who shows up is the person who booked). No exceptions, it's nothing personal. Please also make sure either your enquiry or profile says a bit about you - your interests, job, reason for travelling to France etc. "Hi Mathias and Tiphanie my name is X from Y your home looks great is it available these dates" will not suffice :-)
PRE-APPROVAL: Reservation is made at time of payment. A "preapproval" just gives you permission to book the room. It does NOT reserve the room for you. I may pre-approve several enquiries for the same


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Cleaning Fee $61
Security Deposit $1215
Weekly Discount: 18%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12AM (midnight)

We ask you to understand and respect the sentimental value that it is for us. We hope that our future generation will be able to enjoy the « Villa Sita", so it is very important to us that you take care of the house and also of the furnitures and the objets. We’ll share with you the old desk of our great-grandfather, the objects that our father brought to each of his trips and the furnitures of our grandmother and father… etc. Please if you are not able to understand and respect it, abstain of making any reservation.

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Some spaces are shared - L'entrée de la maison


2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Natalia User Profile
August 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at Mathias and Tiphanie's place. The location was so central to the beach, shops and restaurants and yet in quiet and peaceful surroundings. The apartment itself had lovely personal touches from Mathias and Tiphanie's family history, was very airy and clean. We particularly enjoyed the very large private terrace at the back for al fresco dining and relaxing. In case you are driving down (as we were), there is parking (unrestricted) on the street in front or the back of the house. We never had a problem finding a parking spot. Overall, we would really recommend this apartment for a beach break or as a great base for exploring the south west region of France. Lastly, Mathias and Tiphanie were always very quick at replying to any emails or questions that we had and provided excellent and clear check in/check out instructions as well as useful information regarding the apartment. We will definitely consider staying here when coming back to the area.
Tiphanie & Mathias User Profile
Response from Tiphanie & Mathias:
Thank you Natalia for your commentary. We are very glad that you enjoy your stay on our house and we hope to see you soon.
August 2016

Joseph User Profile
June 2016
The Minquet family home was a delight to stay in. Only a 15/20 minute drive from Beziers airport. We arrived an hour earlier than expected, Mathias and Tiphanie kindly rearranged for their representative come to meet us at the apartment earlier too, that was a very unexpected and thoughtful thing for them to do. The apartment surpassed our expectations, very chic and comfortable too. The major bonus was the amount of private outside space, both at the front and at the back (both very sunny thought the day) - the large terrace at the back is perfect for sunbathing during the day and dining at night while looking over their beautifully lit garden. The apartment is within a short walking distance to many lovely local shops and literally just 5 mins walk to the beach. Its also a great base for exploring the region by car - we particularly liked Serignan beach (10 min drive) Pezenas (25 min drive). We had a great time staying at your home Mathias and Tiphanie, we would have liked to have stayed longer and really appreciated being able to use your family home. Thankyou!

Caroline User Profile
June 2016
We had a very nice stay at the Minquet's home. It's very nicely furnished and has a very homely feel. The terrace is great! The place was clean when we arrived and was cleaned throughout the time we were there (we stayed for 1 month). Tiffany and Mathias were very friendly and all our questions were answered quickly. The location is good, close to the shops and to the beach. I would definitely recommend this property for a seaside break in the charming South West of France.

Mairead User Profile
September 2015
Host had caretaker to meet us and she was not too helpful. Contact with hosts by email was prompt. Didn't fix problem we had with bathroom fan staying on all the time, noise annoying at night. Small complaints fixed would mean perfect holiday! Mairead.

Jacquie User Profile
September 2015
We absolutely loved the house,especially the outdoor living space. It has been tastefully renovated with the quirky charm of the art deco period. It is in a very good location with the beach at the end of the road, and a short walk to a fabulous food market open in the mornings. There are plenty of restaurants and bars. I had my 2 teenage daughters who thoroughly enjoyed their stay. We would love to come back bringing my 2 sons who couldn't make this time.
Tiphanie & Mathias User Profile
Response from Tiphanie & Mathias:
Thank you! :)
September 2015

Christine User Profile
August 2015
We had a very nice stay in the Minquet house in Valras-Plage. The backyard with patio & plancha bbq was great & in use by us each day. The beach was just a few minutes by foot. The communication with the Minquets was very frequent & friendly.

Julia User Profile
July 2015
The house is really very nice! It is decorated with much taste, so we felt like we’ve been invited to our friends’ house. There is a huge glass door between the house and the terrace, so lots of light and fresh air comes into the room. We left it open during nights (only shutters were closed) and had cool air instead of using a conditioner (which is also available). On the terrace there is a big table and it is located in the corner which is most of the time is in the shadow, so it was comfortable to have meals outdoors. The house is located in a very calm and quite place and no noise disturbed us. The sand beach is 5 minutes walking and very big. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen our hosts, but they helped us with all our requests very quickly. Also I would like to mention that the internet connection was perfect! It was very important for us as we were travelling a lot and were planning our trips the day before. Also the speed was so high that we could watch films online on two different computers at the same time. I’d like to thank our hosts for the nice holidays we had spent in their lovely house.

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Tiphanie & Mathias User Profile

My sister Tiphanie and I rent an apartment in Paris and a house in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France. We are from a french and argentinian family and, the things that we have both in common is: be passionate & be globetrotter :-)

Mathias: I just graduated from Berklee College of music in Boston and I live now in San Francisco (US). I'm currently working as professional guitarist. I love Airbnb not only because of the travel, but also because it's a way of connecting with people from all around the world!

Tiphanie: I live in Buenos Aires and I’m a director of a music & cultural magazine. I’m also dance teacher. My life revolves around dancing, travel, passion for work and of course my family and friends.

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

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