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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 ?
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
We enjoyed a wonderful relaxing two weeks holiday in July / August 2016 at Beau Jardin. It is a clean well equipped apartment providing comfortable accommodation for couples wanting to stay near Marseillan. There is ample outside space, with a shady patio and two sets of garden tables and chairs,a beautifully clean, good sized pool and sun loungers.
The apartment is perfectly positioned yards from the Etang, a short walk to Marseillan port / ville and a ten minute drive from the sandy mediterranean beaches.
Combine this with friendly helpful hosts Derek and Lisa and it makes for the perfect holiday.
Hello David & Adele
Many thanks for your much appreciated review of our Garden Apartment + Pool in Marseillan Ville.
We look forward to welcoming you back again next year.
Lisa & Derek
This appartment is absolute Heaven on Earth !! We had never had this kind of holiday before, but would highly recoment a stay here....... it is soooooooo relaxing and calming after a busy working life. This is where you can completely swith off and take it easy...... the accomodation is of a high standard, it is comfortable and has everything you need... only one this I forgot to pack was my ipod docking station however the radio CD player was brilliant. The Town is only a short walk away where you can find some lovely retaurants and cocktail bars, we ate out several times, although we also did cook some meals in the Appartment. The local supermarkets are 6 mins drive away where there is a wide choice.
Derek and Lisa who own the property and live there are the most lovely peole you could ever meet, right from the informative emials prior to arrival, up to the day we left , if we needed to ask anything about the local area or where to go out for a day they gave advice. ( A big thank you to the both of them is in oder)
We would most definately return to this idilic accomodation and resourt.... and again would say that we would highly recomend it............ Go on take a look!!!! and I bet you Book!!! If you look at the advert, just imagine sitting by your own private pool, and if you do book this holiday that is exactley what you will be doing!!!
Hi Janet & Steve
Many thanks for such a great review ! We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday so much - it makes our efforts seem worthwhile ! We very much look forward to seeing you again next year.
Thank you again and very best wishes
Derek & Lisa
We found the apartment to be clean, well decorated and equipped and attractively furnished. The outside area has trees for shade if required, two tables and chairs give a choice of whether to sit in the sun or shade. There is a sturdy built in barbecue. The pool, which was checked and treated every morning, was a real bonus. Walls and hedges shelter it from the wind. Derek and Lisa were welcoming and helpful; their local knowledge very usefulThe location is ideal, just a short distance from the lagoon and an easy and attractive walk along it’s edge to Marseillan. Marseillan Plage is about 4km away.Marseillan stole our hearts. To sit in one of the lovely restaurants on the port is a joy. The town is clean, well maintained and free from the usual tourist/beach shops, with the exception of one small gift shop. The majority of buildings in the centre are traditional. There are several squares with trees giving shade if you just want to sit.We took bikes with us and used them almost every day. There are dedicated cycle tracks at the side of the lagoon. You can also ride along side of the Canal Du Midi. The track here is just soil and quite narrow in places, but well worth riding to Bagnas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for wild life. There is also a lock on the canal here. The plage is about 4km away, an easy bike ride on mostly dedicated cycle tracks. Boats, kayaks, paddle boards, fishing rods, bikes and motor boats can be hired. Lots more, but have run of space.