"Bonheur du Soleil"
£121 / night£845 / week
About the home
Ideal for couples - young to "mature" - or bring a friend - swim in the luscious Mediterranean - walk to 5 beachs within 5 minutes!..or, hike in the hills of the Pyrennes mountains through terraced vineyards....watch the grapes growing, and then drink some great local wine, after cooking a delicious meal in the new Ikea kitchen, that opens onto private patio - or walk to one of the many nearby local restaurants. Cafes and shopping in the old town are a pleasure, as is the open air market on Wednesday and Sunday mornings (a leisurely 8 minute walk around the scenic port and chateau).
Be creative in the studio/atelier - write, paint!!! Or, just read and relax, and watch the sunlight move across the hills, and listen to the birds singing. ”La vie est belle!” (life is beautiful). BE a part of this delicious southern France lifestyle!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Port d'Avall/Faubourg, 200m|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
* Street level/1st floor - Salon/living room with fold out couch (double bed), TV, etc. Bathroom with full bathtub and "French" shower (hand held or wall mounted), WC (separate toilet room), laundry room with washer and drying racks.
* 2nd floor - Dining room with balcony with view of foothills/vineyards, new Ikea kitchen, private outdoor patio.
* 3rd floor - bedroom, and day room/studio/atelier with balcony and even better views on vineyards/foothills. In day room there is a "day bed" (a short person could sleep here) and a toilet and wash basin (curtained off - not a separate room), and an iPod player.
Further details outdoors:
Picturesque views from both front balconies are of charming french neighborhood street, terraced vineyards, oak groves, and foothills going up to the Pyrennes, Fort St. Elme (sometimes called "the castle - one of them!), and the windmill. The private patio opens off the kitchen and has a table which can seat 4 persons. There are stone walls, some plants (on automatic watering system), and it is completely hidden from the view of any neighbors.
I can help you arrange private or public parking, on request.
Double bed in bedroom, and fold out couch in Sitting room is double bed. Lockable safe available in bedroom. There is a phone available to call land lines (NO mobiles or cells!) in Europe at no additional charge, and you may receive calls also - no answering machine or service at present.
Weekly house rentals change on Saturdays, other options are possible. Discounts for long term lets - over a month - especially in winter. Signed contract and refundable security deposit required in advance.
The Languedoc-Roussillon / Pyrenees-Orientales region
Beachs, mountains, plains, sun, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, historical villages, great summer festivals, excellent wine!!!!!
The Collioure / Faubourg area
You can walk everywhere in town - cafes, restaurants, shopping, beachs, vineyards - from the house. Collioure is famous for it's amazing beauty, charming ambiance, artists and delicious wines. It is the birth place of the painting style of "Fauvism", and in fact, Henri Matisse did a painting of our street - rue du Soleil. There are 5 little beaches and swimming in the Mediterranean is a heavenly experience - the water feels like liquid silk on your skin. There are numerous summer festivals, performances and activities. The town is divided by the grand "Chateau Royale", with a promenade along the sea front, to go from the old town ("centre ville") to the more residential Faubourg. You can also take the train from Collioure to anywhere - Perpignan is 20 minutes away. This is "Catalan" country and the lifestyle is easy and casual.
How to get there
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By car; by train - there is a station in Collioure with connections to everywhere; by plane: closest airports are Perpignan, France (a half hour drive) and Girona, Spain (2 hour drive) both served by Ryan Air. Car rentals available at both airports and Perpignan train station. We are located on the Mediterranean, the French "Cote Vermeille" in the foothills of the Pyrennes, 10 km from the Spanish border.
Activities near Collioure
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
09 Aug 2012
We (my wife, daughter and I) spent here a one week wonderful holiday during July 28 - Aug 4. Everything (really everything) was great: cozy apartment, service and environment in the city: people,... more
19 Apr 2012
There are scores of rentals in Collioure, and we probably looked at all of them. We picked 22 Rue du Soleil based on its amenities: wi-fi, clothes washer, dishwasher, terrace, balcony...which seemed like an impossible list.
What we got was much, much more. Being Americans, we prefer older buildings as nothing is very old back home. In Collioure there are many old buildings for rent, but not many with a spectacular view of Fort St. Elme and the windmill, and a great deal of light and sky.
Also, everything works. There's a new Ikea kitchen with all the amenities (including the dishwasher we like), and for those Scandinavian appliances that might confuse, instruction manuals in English. There's a huge water heater, a large bathtub, and separate heaters in every room. The wi-fi is reliable and fast.
Finally, the location. It's a two-minute walk to the sandy beach, a few cafes, a baker. a grocer and a good wine store. The old historic town is five minutes past that.
The street is not a main thoroughfare, but there is just enough activity that you know you are in a real neighborhood, and a friendly one. It's quiet, and all we hear are birds and the occasional susurration of a train.
Laurie Lalena Vann is a delight. She met us at the train and gave us a thorough introduction to the house before we took over, and we've found that she's well loved throughout the community. We're staying here a month, and it's an honor.
Visit our blog of the trip at http://april-in-france.tumblr.com/.
10 Sep 2011
this was a perfect house for up to 5 persons two people to sleep on sofa bed on ground floor plenty of space in living areas great kitchen good outside eating area, everything you need for the perfect holiday.
Glad you enjoyed your vacation in my beach house. Just to clarify - the maximum number people allowed is 4, per advert. And it's really great for couples!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Holiday Season||15 Dec 12||12 Jan 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter Season||16 Feb 13||9 Mar 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||5 Jul 13||29 Sep 13||£ 845||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A refundable security deposit of 450 GBP is also required, via PayPal, and refunded via PayPal.
All rental fees payments are by bank transfer, or PayPal.
Discounts for longer stays - inquire by email.
There are gaps in my rental rates because this is my home, and I live here part time!Enquire now
See below for next 9 months' availability - to see the next 24 months click here
This is my part-time home, and I travel a lot, advance bookings are usually always possible. Discounts for stays of one month or more, especially for winter months!
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