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Albatross Villa ' La Petite Maison' In Marseillan France

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

We welcome you to visiting our new home in the South of France

Albatross Villa 'La Petite Maison'

Although from the outside the house appears to be very small you will find once you step over the threshold that you will feel somewhat like Alice in Wonderland as the house gets bigger once you are inside. Like a lot of the houses in the Center Ville the outside is often a bit of an illusion and you are almost always pleasantly supprised.

We have installed a Mitsubishi Air Conditioning /Heating System on each floor to add to your comfort throughout the changing seasons.

The Roof-Top Terrace designed by Swedish Architect, David Gölen is the perfect place to chill out in the shade of the specially designed UV Protection sail. If you prefer to sunbathe with a view over the rooftops of Marseillan Ville lay on loungers the raised deck area.

A Weber Gas BBQ has been installed to cook your evening meals and if you feel like Pizza there is a Pizza stone to try your culinary skills on.

In the kitchen there is a gas stove with an electric oven beneath.

We have w-ifi in the house from SFR

We welcome you to share the experience by visiting our new home in the South of France. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us .

Best Regards,

Anita & Janne

'Marseillan is like St Tropez before Bardot. Staggeringly pretty, one of the most unspoiled ports in France.'

Sunday Times, London

Can you imagine yourself taking breakfast whilst sat on the rooftop of a centuries old petite maison du village or better still enjoying a glass of wine at the end of a day that was filled with as much or little activities as you would like? …. Be it a Romantic Getaway for Two or a Break away from Routine for the family, whatever it is, we can help make it happen in our little house set in the heart of Marseillan Village. La Petite Maison sits in a maze of narrow streets amongst a mixture of restored and unrestored, back to back, mainly 3 storey, very old, terraced houses, many origionally dateing back to the 16th and 17th Century's. If you want character and authenticity then you will find it in an abundance.

More Details

Owner
Anita Larsson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German, Swedish, English with Anita
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2017

About Anita Larsson

Janne is Swedish and met Anita in New Zealand while sailing around the world in his S/Y Albatross from 2002-2005. We enjoy travelling with our children Antonia(18) and Shaun(12). We have two house cats, Leon & Mitzi who live with us in our apartement in Helsingborg, Sweden and we also have a Typical Swedish Summer House sat in the middle of a forest that has been in Jannes family for 47 years .... this is also a holiday rental www.villaalbatross.com if you would like to have a look .. although we call it our summer house we tend to use it more in winter as it is close to a small ski field!

Anita Larsson purchased this house in 2012

Why Anita Larsson chose Cap d'Agde area

We came to Marseillan in March 2012 and fell in love with the town and the friendly locals, who despite our not being able to speak French made us very welcome ... Combined with the abundance of local Seafood & Wine we realised we had discovered a Real Treasure! Before going back home to Swedenwe found our ' La Petite Maison', signed on the dotted line and after a mountain of legal paperwork travelled back to Marseillan in August to renovate and refurbish our little gem not only to make our visits very comfortable but also anyone else who chooses to stay in our home...Sante!

What makes this house unique

We find it amazing to live within the old town being so close to everthing .... the shops,restaurants,vineyards,harbour,bakeries etc etc ... not to mention the beautiful beaches that are very close. There is something to suit all ages, be it taking a leisurely walk or bike riding throughout the town, windsurfing or kayaking in the 'Etang de Thau' , exploring the ' Canal du Midi', Eating Oysters fresh from their beds to Wine tasting in the many local vinyards ... these are just a few of the experiences we have enjoyed in 2012 ... not to mention the many parties held by the town in the Harbour throughout the summer months!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marseillan in Herault

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 has a separate toilet with handbasin and a separate shower with handbasin. Bedroom 2 has a shower, toilet and handbasin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom 1 is the Master bedroom and is situated on the ground floor of the property. You will find the bed to be very comfortable as we feel it is of the up most importance that guests are able to have a good nights rest at the end of a busy day. There is ample storage for your clothes with a large chest of drawers and hanging racks. There is also a bedside table with reading lamps should you wish to settle down with a good book before you drift off to sleep. To the back of the room there is an en suite with separate toilet and shower facilities. Bedroom 2 is on the first floor and has bunk beds which can easily fit three children with the bottom bed at 120cm and the top bed 90cm. This room has a tallboy chest of drawers and hanging racks for storage of clothing. There is also a bedside table with reading lamps and an en suite with toilet and shower facilities.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
While the house is perfect for a Romantic getaway for two, a fun place for two couples to share or a family with children of most ages, because of the stairs we would not recommend it as suitable for family’s with toddlers. The Rooftop terrace has a table with six chairs (plus 2 additional chairs). A sun bed, Large sun Umbrella(270cm), smaller table with sun umbrella and BBQ. High above the sleepy street it is a perfect setting for a wonderful relaxing evening away from the bustle of everyday life. While Smoking is not permitted inside the house so long as you dispose of your cigarettes responsibly we do not object to smoking on the terrace ....

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Sheffield
5

Charming, Quirky and Great Value

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 adults spent a 4 night stay and were very pleased we chose Albertross Villa in Marseillan. The property is just 15-20 mins drive from Beziers airport, as described and good value. Jan & Anita were very helpful with communication beforehand & Jan was also kind enough to show me the lovely luxury B&B property they have nearby that will be open from Summer 2016 & even signed a copy of his interesting travel journal 'Brave or Stupid' for us!

Plenty of sleeping options with comfortable beds and 3 social areas. We enjoyed the kitchen/diner space the most but had the evenings been warmer we would have spent more time on the nautical-themed sun terrace which is quite unique. The BBQ is a nice touch and we made use of that too. Free on street parking is available a couple of mins walk from the accommodation. Shops and supermarket etc. just a few minutes wander through lovely old streets.

Marseillan is in my opinion the most characterful, peaceful and charming of the small towns in the area - we did explore a few others including Meze, Sete & Portiragnes-Plage which are worth a look on a day trip. We also ate twice at the O'Soleil restaurant in Marseillan overlooking the boats & water - good food and 3 courses for around 23 euros each (excluding drinks).

We highly recommend staying at Albatross Villa - we certainly had a lovely time!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sheffield
5

Perfect location, wonderfully quirky and characterful

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 adults spent a 4 night stay and were very pleased we chose Albertross Villa in Marseillan. The property is just 15-20 mins drive from Beziers airport, as described and good value. Jan & Anita were very helpful with communication beforehand & Jan was also kind enough to show me the lovely luxury B&B property they have nearby that will be open from Summer 2016 & even signed a copy of his interesting travel journal 'Brave or Stupid' for us!

Plenty of sleeping options with comfortable beds and 3 social areas. We enjoyed the kitchen/diner space the most but had the evenings been warmer we would have spent more time on the nautical-themed sun terrace which is quite unique. The BBQ is a nice touch and we made use of that too. Free on street parking is available a couple of mins walk from the accommodation. Shops and supermarket etc. just a few minutes wander through lovely old streets.

Marseillan is in my opinion the most characterful, peaceful and charming of the small towns in the area - we did explore a few others including Meze, Sete & Portiragnes-Plage which are worth a look on a day trip. We also ate twice at the O'Soleil restaurant in Marseillan overlooking the boats & water - good food and 3 courses for around 23 euros each (excluding drinks).

We highly recommend staying at Albatross Villa - we certainly had a lovely time!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

perfect "mid ville" location

  • 4 of 5

property thoughtfully equipped: beds and bedding good quality, kitchen very well outfitted. Third floor dining/kitchen are most pleasant and even in december, we enjoyed the roof top terrace. The sitting area is, as described, quite small but nicely furnished and cozy..rather like a salon on a boat. We are used to stairs (there are over 30 steps bottom to top of this house not counting the circular staircase to the roof) and were not unhappy with the workout. This would present a serious consideration for many and should not be understated. The owners are lovely,accommodating folks who were not on site in december but were most concerned and helpful with any questions via email. The little town of Marseillan is friendly, has nice shops, bakeries, etc. and is within a reasonable distance by car to other places of interest. There is no on site parking but we had no trouble finding spots 5 minutes away. Part of the charm after all, is strolling through those very old streets and imagining what sorts of lives others have lived there. We were very comfortable in "the little (vertical, town) house" and would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jean and Philip, it was lovely to hear that you had an enjoyable time in our little 'vertical' town house ..haha very aptly put. Although we didnt get to meet in person it was a pleasure talking with you via email.. and hope one day in the near future we may get to meet. Best Regards, Anita and Janne
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5

Über den Dächern von Marseillan

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus liegt mitten in den verwinkelten Gassen der hübschen Altstadt. Wir haben zu zweit 7 Nächte dort verbracht und uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus hat einen besonderen Charme, den nur alte Häuser bieten. Die Treppen sorgen für Fitness. Schön ist, dass zu jedem Schlafzimmer ein Bad gehört . Die Nachbarn in den umliegenden Häusern sind alle sehr freundlich und wir fühlten uns willkommen.

In direkter Nähe des Hauses findet sich leicht ein guter Parkplatz für das Auto.

Es ist herrlich, auf der Dachterrasse den Tag zu beginnen oder ausklingen zu lassen. Die Terrasse ist wirklich ein Highlight. Tagsüber gibt es in der Stadt und in der Umgebung sehr viel zu sehen und zu entdecken. Kilometerlange Strände, die Weinkellereien, Austernlokale, Canal du Midi und die Stadt selbst, die immer noch ein französisches Flair hat.

Der Vermieter ist überaus gastfreundlich und hat sich persönlich um uns gekümmert. Danke Yanne!

Die Kommunikation und Abwicklung war sehr gut.

Es war ein toller Aufenthalt.

Hinfahren!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Über den Dächern von Marseillan

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus liegt mitten in den verwinkelten Gassen der Altstadt. Wir haben zu zweit 7 Nächte dort verbracht und fühlten uns sehr wohl. Die Treppen sorgen für Gymnastik. Zu jedem Schlafraum gehört ein Bad, das ist sehr praktisch.

Die Nachbarn in den umliegenden Häusern waren alle sehr freundlich. Wir fühlten uns nicht wie Eindringlinge.

In direkter Nähe des Hauses findet sich leicht ein guter Parkplatz für das Auto.

Es ist herrlich, auf der Dachterrasse den Tag zu beginnen oder ausklingen zu lassen. Die Terrasse ist wirklich ein Highlight. Tagsüber gibt es in der Stadt und in der Umgebung sehr viel zu sehen und zu entdecken. Kilometerlange Strände, die Weinkellereien, Austernlokale, Canal du Midi und die Stadt selbst, die immer noch ein französisches Flair hat.

Der Vermieter ist überaus gastfreundlich und hat sich persönlich um uns gekümmert. Danke Yanne!

Die Kommunikation und Abwicklung war sehr gut.

Es war ein toller Aufenthalt.

Hinfahren!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Cleaning £46.32
Refundable Damage Deposit £126.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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