About this listing
Comfortable and cozy airconditioned holiday cottage on private holiday estate with pool (Les Mers du Sud) just 100 m from the large, sandy Blue Flag beach of Gruissan Les Ayguades - halfway between Gruissan village and Narbonne Plage.
The house is built in the local tradition with high ceilings and the second sleeping accomodation on the open mezzanine level. On the ground floor there is a kitchen/living area, a bedroom with French double bed (140 cm), shower room and separate toilet. On the mezzanine level there are two single beds of 80 cm each that can be put together to make a double bed if so wished. Well equipped kitchen, two terraces. The reversible aircondition unit (heat pump) and panel heaters make the cottage suitable for all year occupation.
Guests have full access to a 35 square meters/376 square feet holiday cottage, a garage and a private parking space just 100 m from a blue flag, sandy beach.
Interaction with Guests
I do holiday rentals more than hosting. In season interaction with clients is through a very competent and multilingual caretaker. In off season I am present myself and can interact according to need.
The neighbourhood is quiet in off season. Ideal for walks on the beach, hiking along the many marked paths, cycling on the numerous cycling paths, all the excellent wine makers just waiting for you to sample their wines. Easy access to nature, bird watching, windsurfing paradise. In high season it is a perfect family beach holiday destination.
Small grocer/wine shop/restaurant/bread outlet/take away at 5 minute walking distance from late May till September.
Unique and sought after location in conservation area just 100 m from the large, sandy and child friendly beach.Dead end street with no through traffic. Perfect for a family holiday in high season, the rest of the year ideal for those seeking peace and quiet, for nature lovers, for walkers/hikers, birdwatchers, windsurfers. Many marked hiking trails and miles of biking paths.
The nearby and lovely medieval circular village of Gruissan is a delight and offers all services, restaurants and a lively market three times a week. Gruissan is one of the few places on the Languedoc coast that is lively all year and can be recommended also out of season.
Narbonne is our nearest town with history back to Roman times.
Public transport is limited so a car is handy for getting around, especially outside the peak season. There is room for a small car in the garage plus one extra private parking space at 70 m.
Closest airports are (in this order) Béziers, Carcassonne, Perpignan, Montpellier, Toulouse, Girona, Barcelona. Excellent train connections from Paris to Narbonne.
Other Things to Note
In season rentals are by the week, Saturday to Saturday. In off-season, please inquire.
Communal pool in season (mid June to mid September).
Bedlinen/towels at extra cost from mid May through September (€ 20 per person) when the property is managed by our caretaker. In off-season when I am present myself, linen is included and there will be no cleaning fee.
Mobile 3G Internet connection modem possible at extra cost and will be charged according to consumption. You will need your own computer/tablet/smart phone for connection. Maximum charge is € 30 per month or € 9 per week.
Polite smokers welcome provided they smoke outside. Please read the manual on how to leave the house on the day of departure. Although there is a cleaning fee, the house must be left tidy and ready for the wet cleaning. Bicycles must be left as found.
One pet accepted. Small, quiet dogs are ok.
From May 1 - Sep 30, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Semi-retired, living in the south of France in winter and north Norway in summer. The best of both worlds ! :)
I love to travel and I am a big fan of home exchange and have made more than 30 successful exchanges so far.
I like the great outdoors, gardening, walking/hiking, cycling, something I now can do year round when spending the winters in France.
I am also fortunate to have a second home in Norway that I can share with other travellers.