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|Beau Jardin||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1|
Tastefully furnished, air conditioned villa and garden apartment, each with their own separate private pools. Five minutes to Mediterranean beaches.
Located on vineyard. Easy safe walking distance to harbourside restaurants day or night. Please enquire for more details.
Previous Reviews from 2014. For more up to date reviews please click on link at top right of page.
We chose Beau Jardin as we wanted a small Gite for 2 with a pool, which was crucial for us. The apartment was very comfortable. We've been to so many where the chairs and bed and cheap but Derek and Lisa have kitted it out as though they were living in it. The patio area offered much needed shade and pool is fabulous and secluded. The local area and towns were full of character and, as well as our mission to 'generally chill out and get as much sun as possible' we mooched around Agde, Marseillan and Sete and loved it. Each restaurant we went to served great food but if we were to pick one then Chez Philippe offered best value with stunning tasty food. We didn't use the beaches until meandering back along the coast road to Montpelier on our way home and found some great ones to laze around on. Our week was truly a great holiday and honeymoon and Beau Jardin proved a perfect place to stay. We felt relaxed from day one. Thank you Derek and Lisa for a great holiday.
Reviewed by: R&S, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 1 September 2014
Date of stay: August 2014
"Summer Break 2014"
This is our second stay at the garden apartment. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. Sole use of the pool was a real bonus. We have visited Fance for a number of years and feel this area is one of the best as it really feels you are on a relaxing holiday. I would recommend this apartment for anybody wanting a relaxed vacation, there are plenty of places to eat well and there are lots of places to visit.
Reviewed by: debbiec, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 29 August 2014
Date of stay: August 2014
What a little gem! The most perfectly appointed apartment, with exclusive use of a pool, in a secluded location. The sea is a 100 yard walk away and the site of major oyster production in the region. The layout of the apartment has been thought out very carefully - the sockets are all in the right place for hairdryers and other appliances. It is immaculately decorated and maintained. The equipment is extensive; everything necessary for self-catering if preferred. Marseillan has a wealth of restaurants offering good food at varying prices. We thoroughly enjoyed a meal at Chez Philippe. Meze is a slightly larger port, but just as pretty. Just outside Meze is the Roman villa at Loupian where guided tours will show the extensive mosaics discovered on the site. Derek and Lisa are delightful hosts - the pool is cleaned every morning by 09.30 and no question is too much trouble. We would definitely recommend a stay there.
Reviewed by: HelenZ, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 28 June 2014
Date of stay: June 2014
Open plan kitchen with modern kitchen units, cooker hob and microwave oven.
Comfortable living area with easy chairs and reading lights. Frenchdoors leading to barbecue, patio, gardens and large 10m x 6m private swimming pool!
Large bedroom with king size double bed, wardrobes, English and French new 32" flat screen Toshiba tv with English and French channels!
Tiled shower room with basin and wc. Hair dryer.
32" flat screen Toshiba tv with English satellite and French channels.
Free high speed wi-fi.
In-ground large 10m x 6m tiled private swimming pool and child safety alarm.
Tiled patios and gardens adjacent to vineyards, complete with sunloungers and garden furniture. Barbecue area adjacent to kitchen.
Off road secure parking for 1 private car. Dog proof gardens.
Especially suitable for adult couples looking for a special relaxing holiday or honeymoon.
Private Mediterranean boat trips can be arranged with owners.
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!
Often likened to St. Tropez 50 years ago !
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.
Marseillan is famous for it's locally grown Oysters and shell fish which are especially delicious washed down with the local Picpoul White wine.
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 ?
We loved our stay in this apartment which exceeded our expectations. Derek and Lisa were very welcoming and so helpful with planning each day's activities, yet we had plenty of privacy.
They even did a load of washing for us and put it out while we were out enjoying ourselves - so they went above and beyond. The property was a great size and layout and really worked, as we like to cook. Everything was ready and waiting when we arrived and felt very homely. The pool was lovely and clean and in a nice private setting. There are supermarkets not far away and it is a nice easy walk along the waterfront into town. We went to the Vietnamese restaurant which was very good, owner was lovely and we would highly recommend the food.
We did so many great outings thanks to Derek's advice and still didn't get to Montpellier, so must return. The area was great, full of surprises. Plenty of clean beaches with lovely white sand and vineyards everywhere. Visit to Noilly Prat is a must, was extremely interesting and delicious!
A superb holiday property with its own private pool. The location is very quiet and peaceful within walking distance of the town with its amenities and restaurants. A great place to unwind and take in the mediterranean sun. Great location for exploring this part of the South of France.
Thank you to Derek and Lise for being great hosts. Look forward to going back!
Hi Vic and Alison
Many thanks for taking the time to do a very good review of our Apartment + Private Pool in Marseillan Ville.
We very much look forward to welcoming you again possibly next year !
Very best wishes
Derek & Lisa
Stayed two weeks in July and really enjoyed it. The private pool was a real treat, it was well kept and very clean. The courtyard with barbecue and plenty of shade was our favorite place for meals.
Our hosts who lived on the first floor were very kind and helpful. The Marseillan village could be reached by a 15 minute walk. The harbour area had great restaurants and a wonderful ambiance.
The beach at Marseillan Plage was really nice, wide and not too crowded, it was 15 minutes away by car.Lots of opportunities for daytrips to interesting and beautiful places in the area. We can only recommend this place.
Hello Nikolai & Nette
We are most pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return maybe next year.
Very best wishes
Liselotte and Derek
As an older couple, we chose Beau Jardin because of its location and the fact that it was just for two. The apartment and pool/garden is just as described and shown in the gallery. The expression compact and bijou might have been invented for it with everything one is likely to need on a short vacation with more than adequate power points and equipment. Although not air conditioned, fans are provided and were welcome on one or two very warm nights. Derek and Lisa, our hosts could not have been more welcoming and are a veritable mine of information on local activities, restaurants and places of interest. Lisa gave us the opportunity to attend the official opening of a new bar area in the Noilly Prat establishment and gave us the chance to meet local residents and time to also have a guided tour of the production area which I can recommend. We would happily recommend this property for a couple and having been given the chance also to view the separate villa nearby can also recommend that for a family or 2 couples. Both rentals are in excellent condition and cannot be faulted. All in all, a great break in fine accommodation, with warm yet unobtrusive hosts.
Hello Mike & Fiona
Many many thanks for your excellent review of both our Garden Apartment with Pool and separate Villa with own Pool nearby.
We look forward to your next stay with us !
Lisa and Derek