Street Love – Home 5150 Townhouse
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Street Love – Home 5150
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Townhouse / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 3 km
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
Welcome to our Maison Village, a tastefully converted fisherman's cottage built in the 18th century. Located in the old town quarter of Marseillan, a delightful port-side town on the Etang de Thau, a magnificent saltwater lagoon all just moments from the Mediterranean.The house has been completely modernised and well appointed, including a superb architect designed Terrasse Tropezienne (Roof Terrace) We offer all you need for a comfortable stress-free stay. A short walk from the front door you will find a wonderful selection of shops, cafes and many excellent restaurants – everything from pizzeria to most excellent fine dining. 'Marseillan is like St Tropez probably looked before Brigitte Bardot decided to grace the beach there. It is staggeringly pretty, with one of the most unspoiled ports in France. You can while away many an afternoon at the Château du Port restaurant, drinking wine and watching the boats go by.'The Sunday Times. Marseillan is also the home of Noilly Prat Vermouth,
Welcome to our Maison Village, a tastefully converted fisherman's cottage built in the 18th century. Located in the old town quarter of Marseillan, a delightful port-side town on the Etang de Thau, a magnificent saltwater lagoon all just moments from the Mediterranean.The house has been completely modernised and well appointed, including a superb architect designed Terrasse Tropezienne (Roof Terrace) We offer all you need for a comfortable stress-free stay. A short walk from the front door you will find a wonderful selection of shops, cafes and many excellent restaurants – everything from pizzeria to most excellent fine dining. 'Marseillan is like St Tropez probably looked before Brigitte Bardot decided to grace the beach there. It is staggeringly pretty, with one of the most unspoiled ports in France. You can while away many an afternoon at the Château du Port restaurant, drinking wine and watching the boats go by.'The Sunday Times. Marseillan is also the home of Noilly Prat Vermouth, where hundreds of barrels of James Bond's favourite mixer lie maturing in the sun, and all just minutes from the Mediterranean.
Location description from owner
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
‘...a cheaper and more charming alternative to the Cote d'Azur'.
BBC Holiday programme
Marseillan is an enchanting port town located on the Etang de Thau, 'the home of France's best oysters' and surrounding vineyards. On the 'Route des pecheurs et de vins' - you'll find an abundance of delicious seafood and glorious wines inc. AOC Picpoul de Pinet characterises the taste of the local area.
Marseillan is also home to Noilly Prat Vermouth, you can take a tour - tasting - of the famous aperitif distillery. Try a Marseillanaise - a mix of red and dry golden Noilly Prat!
Celebrity TV chef Rick Stein discovered the area on his French Odyssey and described the famous Bouzigue oysters and shellfish, from the (Grade A) waters of the etang, as spectacular and the best he'd eaten all over the world........
'Languedoc - the home of France's best oysters'
And there's so much more to discover. Historical towns - The ancient Greek port of Agde - wander around Molière's historic Pézenas. The Crusaders' Aigues Mort, World Heritage sites of St Guilhem le Desert (voted #2 prettiest village in France) Pont du Gard nr Nimes and cosmopolitan Montpellier. Scenic driving routes for day explorations - punctuated by degustations of the wonderful local wines - picnics in the hills or by lakes, or join the locals at the weekend at one of the many extensive Marches aux Puces - flea markets - where you may just find the bargain of a lifetime!
Further afield the birdlife of the Camargue, the spectacular Cévennes, the exhilarating white-water gorges of the Haut-Languedoc, the fairytale citadel of Carcassonne or the Provencal towns of Avignon and Arles are not far.
'...mile after mile of the best and least crowded beaches we’ve found in the South of France’.
A short stroll from our front door you'll find many bakeries, fresh bread and croissants hot from the oven, choose from a mouth-watering selection of locally sourced fish, fruit and vegetables, wonder around the daily indoor food market "Les Halles" or the bustling weekly market which overflows into all the streets. The sunny pleasure port is flanked by cafes, bars & restaurants, all offering great value menus. The town also boasts three gourmet restaurants as well as pizzerias and a creperie, or enjoy steak cooked over the wood fire in the Boulevard restaurant.
TO THE PLAGE a short drive, Beach Bus or cycle ride will take you to Marseillan Plage, the place to start your exploration of the finest Mediterranean beaches - enjoy (La Corniche) 20km of unspoilt, uncrowded sandy beach to Sete, or opt for the wide expanses of Rochelonge or Richelieu plage, punctuated by sheltered rock pools, beach cafe / bars. Head east to Sète, the Venice of the Languedoc, lounge in one of the many canal-side restaurants, or climb the heights of Mont St Clair, for breathtaking views reaching to the Pyrenees. Sete has the largest fishing fleet on the French Med, and a regular port of call for cruise ships, it has a unique atmosphere, with a variety of artistic and cultural pursuits to enjoy.
Sete is famed for its water jousts, Marseillan also has its own jousts and greasy pole climbing in the summer - and if you enjoy boating - Marseillan has two sailing schools, - windsurfing, wake boarding, tennis and riding, are all in the locality. Take a boat tour across the Etang (the only navigable lagoon in the area) visit the oyster parks. Cap d'Agde is a popular holiday resort and has one of the largest marinas in the South of France, here you'll find more fabulous beaches and one of the largest nudist beaches in Europe, funfairs & water parks, boat hire, water-sports, beach bars, lively nightlife, and a casino.
For a more energetic excursion, hire a bicycle, explore the Canal du Midi or the Lagoon, celebrated for its abundant wild-bird life, notably the year round flocks of pink flamingo's. Protected nature reserves around the town make this destination a paradise for bird spotters and walkers. Or enjoy quad biking at Marseillan Plage, and golf at Cap d'Agde, Beziers, Montpellier or Grande Motte.
But most of all, just enjoy the lazy pace of life in one of the most delightful little towns in the south of France.
'Marseillan is like St Tropez probably looked before Brigitte Bardot decided to grace the beach there. It is staggeringly pretty, with one of the most unspoiled ports in France. You can while away many an afternoon at the Château du Port restaurant, drinking wine and watching the boats go by.'
The Sunday Times
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: Single Bed
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
Ric & Sue F
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 20 Oct 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, French
This Townhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Feb 2005. Located in Herault, it has 18 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £400 to £696.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Oct 2016.
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– based on 18 reviews
- Very Good
Most of the glowing reviews are from some time ago. This house needs a thorough scrub and re-decoration then some money spent on updating. With some care it could be nice as the layout is good - it just did not meet our standards. I have deliberated for a month about posting a review and in the interim sent our observations in full (including lots of photos) to the owners. Until it has been sorted I wouldn't recommend it, I am sure the owners care so I imagine they will deal with the shortcomings and post here when they have. Communication with the owners is very good, this was our second time in Marseiilan it is a great place to holiday.
Thanks for the comments. Actually our last “glowing” review was received from guests that stayed even more recently, and only 2wks after this visit. Other guests directly prior to and following on from this stay wrote to tell us the house is great and they had a wonderful holiday etc. In May 2012 the exterior of the house was refinished, new custom made shutters fitted and the façade completely re-rendered with a bright white finish. The interior was also refreshed, new flooring fitted in the bathroom and toilet areas along with general maintenance and updates. Recently, Sept 2012, a new water heater and an A rated electric oven installed. We continue to update the house on a regular basis, everything from the kind of major works mentioned to purchases of new equipment and decor, and of course dealing with any incidental problems, when informed. We are obviously disappointed these guests found our house not what they expected, in spite of regular attention and investment.
“Don't believe the hype. This place is dreadful!”
When my family and I arrived at this house, we were horrified to find dog hairs (lots and lots of them) on the carpet. The hairs had even made their way into the linen basket where the "clean" sheets were kept and were also on some of the utensils in the kitchen. We contacted the owners in the UK immediately who told us they would investigate. The very next day an extremely aggressive local lady came hammering on the door explaining that she was the cleaner and suggesting that we were being unreasonable. When we showed her the hairs, she backed down and then complained that she simply wasn't given enough time to clean. We cleaned the place ourselves after this. The bathroom was also filthy. The shower curtain was mouldy and the tiles rotten. In the set of instructions that were provided for the house it was stated that all dirty sheets should be removed at the end of the let so that they can be cleaned. This is reasonable and usual. However, the instructions also said that duvet covers should NOT be removed as the cleaner will decide whether or not they need to be changed! In other words, THERE IS A VERY REAL CHANCE THAT YOU COULD BE SLEEPING UNDER AN UNWASHED DUVET COVER THAT THE PREVIOUS OCCUPIER HAS USED! I get the impression that the owners haven't visited the place for some time and are quite delusional when it comes to their own idea of what the house is like (just read their description!). Or perhaps they simply don't care...
We are obviously disappointed by this client's negative experience, which is a far cry from 7 years of positive feedback we have received from our many guests, some who have stayed two or three times, as can be seen from our online guestbook. We did everything possible at the time to respond to their issues, including a discount, and have remedied any genuine problems. The fact they feel we never visit and don't care - couldn't be further from the truth. We listen to all our customers, and constantly look at ways of improving and upgrading our much-loved house.
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