Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6, Ratings 11 9.4/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|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 ?
What a gem of a find! In a perfect location, just a short walk into the beautiful harbour resort of Marseillan, with it's vast array of restaurants and shops, all along the marina. Beau Jardin certainly lives up to it's name ( lovely garden ), which are extensive, well maintained with shady patio & barbeque area, adjacent to the sunny poolside. The pool is absolutely perfect and for your exclusive use! The apartment has every amenity you could wish for and is beautifully presented and of 5 star quality. The owners - Lisa & Derek are a lovely couple, having a wealth of knowledge of the local area with it's array of attractions and activities and are on hand to give help & advise if you need. Lisa even gave us jars of her delicious chutney, made with the garden's produce! We had a very relaxing time at this idyllic place and will definitely recommend to our friends and family and are looking forward to coming back soon.
The Beau Jardin apartment was exactly what we hoped for, clean, comfortable and practical. Set in a beautiful garden with a lovely private pool and private parking, it was the ideal property for a relaxing break in the South of France. Just 15 minutes level walk from Marseillan Ville with its numerous restaurants and bars and 10 minutes drive from the long sandy beaches of Marseillan Plage, it was for us the perfect location. Shopping at the Tuesday market or local Carrefour provided everything you could want for those rare occasions when you might want to prepare a meal at home and the owners Derek and Lisa were the perfect hosts, knowledgable with recomendations for where to eat, places to visit and explaining how everything worked. The Beau Jardin was exactly as described and even better than the photos suggested - a lovely experience which we hopefully will enjoy again. Highly recommended 👍
Many thanks for your super review of our Garden Apartment + Large Pool . We very much look forward to welcoming you again very soon !
Very best wishes
Derek & Lisa
Even though I am sitting here on the computer back at work I feel so refreshed and much more relaxed and that is thanks to Derek and Lisa and their lovely apartment in its peaceful setting - no sounds except the birds singing in the trees - bliss! Swimming in your own lovely private pool was reviving of the spirits. We hired bikes and found there were many off-road cycle tracks to meander around the lake and into Marseillan or down to the beach at Marseillan Plage watching out for flamingoes when on the south side of the lake. Pretty Marseillan harbour was about to have its inauguration ceremony after several years of being upgraded to a quite upmarket pedestrian area and we found it a great place to sit and chill. From here we took a boat trip and also experienced fine dining in Le Château du Port restaurant and toured the Noilly Prat vermouth distillery. Everyone was so friendly, the food was great, Derek and Lisa informative and helpful, not forgetting the Rose wine 🙂 a memorable holiday!
Hi Nicki & Clive
Thank you very much for such an excellent review. We are most pleased that you had a great holiday in our Garden Apartment with pool and we look forward to welcoming you again very soon !
This apartment is an integral part of Derek and Lisa's residence and is maintained and furnished to a very high standard. It includes all necessary amenities, private access to a refreshing swimming pool, outside dining area and provides an excellent base within the small port town of Marseillan which is situated alongside the Etang de Thau and a short drive from the beautiful beaches of Marseillan Plage, Sete and Vias Plage. Derek and Lisa are wonderful hosts who offered support and advice when required but never intruded on our privacy. On their advice we visited a few local sights which were all very interesting and Lisa arranged a tour of the historic Noilly Prat vermouth distillery located in Marseillan which was excellent (don't drive there though)! This apartment is perfect for a couple or party of two who want a high quality, peacefully quiet base for their French sunshine holiday and we are happy to recommend this property.