This location has multiple holiday properties
|Villa Belles de Mai||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||3|
Air-conditionned, tastefully furnished Villa plus Garden Apartment, each with their own separate private pools. Five minutes to Mediterranean beaches.
Located on vineyard. Safe walking to harbour side restaurants day or night. Private boat trips offered by owner, please enquire for more details.
Previous Reviews from 2015. For more up to date reviews please click on link at top right of page.
'Fabulous holiday home'
5 of 5 stars
Derek met us on arrival and went through everything we might need to have a great holiday. The house is super.It has wifi sky TV plus everything else you need like fridge cooker washing machine etc. A short walk to lovely harbour and short drive to fantastic beaches.
I can not say enough about the place it was lovely and my wife daughter and her boyfriend and I had a great time.The house has loads of room and a lovely pool which was spotless.A wonderful holiday in a lovely part of France.
Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015 Date of Stay: May 2015
'Your little slice of paradise'
5 of 5
Even now sat back home thinking of what to say we cannot recall anything about the property that was not exactly as the listing described. Our stay was well into the season but the apartment and all of its facilities were in tip top condition .
The stroll into town is flat with the lagoon offering something new every time and most evenings there were free events around the port area.
The more I think about it,the more Id like to tell you, but if Idid there would be
no slots available at Derek & Lisa for us to return!
Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015 Date of Stay: Aug 2015"Brilliant Place To Stay"
Lovely comfortable villa, with relaxing pool and sun patio. Location is excellent for pleasant walk to port, restaurants and town. The villa is situated on a small estate which was very quiet, and the road ended at the vineyard. The owners, Derek and Lisa were great hosts and were very attentive and informative. The visit to Noilly Prat was excellent and Lisa a great tour guide. They also made a fuss of our dog who loved it. We would definitely consider visiting again.
Reviewed by: Sue Roberts. Uxbridge
Reviewed: 30 September 2014
Date of stay: September 2014
"Fantastic Week in Marseillan!!!"
Thanks Derek and Lisa for a wonderful week in your villa. We had a lovely relaxing week with some great recommends from Derek in terms of restaurants and beaches. The villa was everything we expected and more we will definitely be back again when we holiday in the South of France.
Reviewed by: Jo & Pete, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 14 September 2014
Date of stay: August 2014
Very comfortable accommodation, extremely well equipped, very spacious. Exceptionally nice and helpful owners. Recommend to anyone- friends get-away, families with children, romantic getaway. Have fun! :D
Reviewed by: dorota, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 26 May 2014
Date of stay: May 2014
Open plan kitchen with all Bosch appliances including dishwasher, fan oven and fridge-freezer.
External purpose built barbecue and patio area leading to utility room with Bosch washing machine.
Well furnished living/dining area complete with open fireplace.
Adjacent garden and patio leading to swimming pool.
Tv room with leather sofa and chairs. 50" flat screen Sony tv with English satellite and French cable channels and Sony dvd player. Free high speed wi-fi!!
Twin bedroom with wall to wall fitted wardrobes and en suite shower, wc and basin on ground floor.
Large king size double room with wall to wall fitted wardrobes adjacent to family bathroom on first floor.
Twin bedroom adjacent to family bathroom on first floor.
Family bathroom with bath/shower, wc and basin on the 1st floor.
Shower room with wc and basin on the ground floor.
Extra 3rd. shower/wc and basin in external utility room!
Reversible air conditioning for Summer Cooling and Winter Heating ! Plus additional Central heating with convectors.
50" flat screen Sony tv with English Satellite reciever and French cable tv. Sony dvd player.
Free high speed broadband wi-fi!
In ground 8m x 4m private swimming pool with 'Roman' entry steps and child safety alarm.
Tiled patios and gardens front and rear complete with sunloungers and garden furniture. Built In barbecue and patio area adjacent to kitchen.
Off road secure parking for 2 private cars. Dog proof gardens.
Suitable for couples, families with children and elderly.
Regrettably due to previous problems, we only accept a max of 2 children or teenagers per booking for the Villa !
The ground floor twin en suite bedroom is ideal for guests not wishing to climb stairs!
Private Mediterranean boat trips can be arranged with owners.
All watersports are available locally including sailing, kite surfing etc.
Bicycle hire is available in Marseillan.
Lisa and I have been living in Marseillan for over 13 years now successfully operating our self catering holiday Villa and Apartment which keeps us very busy in between occasionally sampling the local beverages!<br/><br/>I am retired from business but keep very busy running our bookings and maintaining swimming pools etc. Lisa works part time locally as a guide/ interpreter for a well known winery here.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||Marseillan is a very picturesque harbour side village on the sea water lagoon (connected to the Med.) called the Etang de Thau. It is full of Mediterranean charm with bags of French atmosphere and lots to do and see and lots to eat and drink! <br/>Often likened to St. Tropez 50 years ago ! <br/>Our properties with pools are located on the vineyards, 300 metres from the Lagoon, 800 metres from the Port and approx. 3kms from the long sandy Med. beaches running between Sete and Cap D'Agde. Both are within easy safe level walking distance (day or night) alongside the lagoon of the harbour side restaurants and town centre. <br/>Marseillan is famous for it's locally grown Oysters and shell fish which are especially delicious washed down with the local Picpoul White wine. <br/>The Canal du Midi starts at Marseillan which was originally built in the 17th century to facilitate transport connection with the Atlantic and Bordeaux|
|Unique benefits of property||Our properties, both with private swimming pools are located on the vineyards, 300 metres from the Lagoon, 800 metres from the Port and approx. 3kms from the long sandy Med. beaches running between Sete and Cap D'Agde. Both are within easy safe level walking distance (day or night) alongside the lagoon of the harbour side restaurants and town centre.|
WINE TASTING - The local Vineyards ( and there are lots !) all offer FREE wine tasting ! Of particular interest is Vinipolis with it's top food guide restaurant - Bistro Alex where the wines are priced at similar attractive prices to the vineyard take away !
The famous Noilly Prat vermouth is made here so visit the winery and taste the world famous products !
RESTAURANTS - 'Gourmet Heaven' !
Chateau du Port - Michelin Class harbourside with Jazz nights in high summer. Top end Table d'Emille - a foodie favourite, Chic Entre Ciel et Mer, Tavern du Port with huge classic wine list and shellfish bar, Le Paucheline, O'Soleil brasserie, Maison Camille for quayside value ... the list goes on !
SITE SEEING - Visit the Roman Games at the Coliseum in Nimes, the spectacular Roman Pont du Gard, local wild Flamingoes, Salvador Dali Museum in Figueras, Walled Cities at Carcassonne and Aigue Morte. Tall Ships and art galleries in SETE, trips to the Oyster farms, Cap D'Agde harbour with it's Super Yachts. Tuesday is Market Day in Marseillan and there is also an evening 'designer' market in July & August !
BEACHES - Marseillan Plage's golden sand beaches with safe bathing, stretch for over 30kms between Cap D'Agde and Sete. Most have Lifeguards, good beach bars and cafes.
WATERSPORTS - The Marseillan 'Etang' (sea water lagoon) is ideal for Sailing, Kite & Wind Surfing, Water Skiing etc - all are on offer. There is a special 'static' water sports training facility for beginners and experts alike ! Canoeing - a great fun day out on the 'white water' river Orb !
BOAT TRIPS - Private Boat Trips with the Owners on the Med. - Swim and snorkel around the Isle de Brescou and finish a memorable day with a gourmet meal and a glass or 2 of the local wine !
Why Not Pay Us a Visit for your Very Relaxing Holiday in the 'Midi' Sun ?
The villa is well placed for exploring the area of south west
France- walks, beaches, trips on the Canal du Midi.
Marseillan is a pretty little port with good restaurants a convenient distance from the villa to enjoy the walk home along the Etang towards the sunset.
Many thanks for leaving your review and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
We are sorry that our rental conditions preclude leaving dogs unattended inside the Villa but we trust you understand we disallow this to prevent any unforeseen accidents or possible suffering by the animals feeling abandoned in a strange environment .
However we feel that the immediate proximity (15m) of the vineyards where you are allowed with dogs more than compensates !
We hope to welcome you all again in the not to distant future.
Very best wishes
Lisa & Derek
The property was excellent and surpassed our expectations based on the photographs and description on the web site. It was well located and Marseillan village/harbour was only 15 minutes walk away. The harbour has a good selection of restaurants, The property was very clean and was well equipped with all modern appliances and everything you would find in your own home. The owners, Derek and Lisa were both excellent hosts and they had a really good information folder with leaflets and maps about local towns and things to do whilst on holiday. The location of the villa was good with secure off street parking in a quiet location. I would not hesitate to recommend it and would stay there again.
Many thanks for you excellent review of our Villa + Private Pool.
It is very nice of you to take the trouble to write your comments which are very much appreciated.
We look forward to welcoming you again next year.
Lisa and Derek
We had a wonderful week in the Villa. The owners were charming and helpful, and we had very thing we needed for a varied vacation. The area is full of interesting things to do, including some great beaches, excellent restaurants, and of course a visit to the village of Marseillan which is wonderful. We had a lovely time. The accommodation was just what we needed. Plenty of space, characterful, and functional.
It was a real pleasure to welcome you and your family to our Villa + Pool in Marseillan.
We hope your visit to Noilly Prat, based in Marseillan was also very rewarding and we look forward to welcoming you here again soon !
Lisa and Derek
First class facility exactly as described. The hosts were welcoming and extremely helpful in making recommendations. I would be happy to recommend to anyone wanting best value for money in the south of France.
Hello Andrew & Patricia
Many thanks for your excellent review of our Villa Belles de Mai with private pool.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends again in the future and maybe sampling your Veritas wines from the USA !
Lisa & Derek