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Stylish waterside apartment in Port Rive Gauche with breathtaking sea views

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Light and airy luxury 2-bedroom waterfront apartment with south-facing sea views

Located on the quaint historic port of Marseillan, Salicorne is a luxury waterfront 2 bedroom apartment with breathtaking sea views of the 'Etang de Thau' lagoon from every room. The south-facing sitting room windows slide open completely and disappear into the walls, turning the whole room into a spacious interior terrace where you can almost believe your toes are in the water. The stylish apartment offers elegant and comfortable self-catering accommodation for 4. Marseillan, described by the UK's Sunday Times newspaper as 'staggeringly pretty' and looking like St Tropez before Brigitte Bardot, remains an unspoiled local village with an unhurried nature and no crowds. In the village, its market and in the many restaurants alongside its pretty port you will find some of the best seafood you will ever taste.

Simply decorated in natural hues, the apartment is a blend of traditional elegance and contemporary living. It sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms, one with a very large double bed and the other with 2 single beds, both with fitted wardrobes. Both bedrooms have sea views and double 'French Doors' which open onto a covered terrace overlooking the water, ideal for relaxing and outdoor eating. The sunny dual-aspect living room with dining area looks onto the lagoon as well as the port entrance and has an additional small side-balcony perfect for a quiet read or an aperitif. In addition to casual seating, a large comfy sofa is perfect for viewing the passing sails and sea birds. The dining table seats six and there is an additional outdoor table and chairs seating 4 on the terrace. Two deck chairs are also provided.

The open-plan kitchen is small but perfectly formed and has all the modern equipment necessary for relaxed self-catering, should you wish. This includes a dish-washer, large fridge, induction hob and multi-function oven. A kettle, coffee-maker and toaster are also provided.

The bathroom offers both a luxury deep double-end bath as well as a separate walk-in shower with overhead rainshower. Along with a wash basin, there is also a heated towel rail and hair drier. Good quality bathroom towels are provided within the rental cost. There is a separate wc with wash basin.

The apartment has integrated air-conditioning/heating, controllable in the living room and both bedrooms. Should you need to stay in touch, free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout your stay. For leisure, in addition to a small flat-screen satellite TV with integrated DVD player, there is an i-pod dock music system. Other amenities include a communal laundry room with washing machine and separate drier. Secure on-site car parking is available in the garage on request.

The apartment Salicorne is on the first floor and can be reached by stairs or lift. It is wheelchair accessible and is on one single level.

Located in a quiet waterfront spot, the port with its cafes and restaurants is just around the corner from the apartment. The centre of Marseillan, dating back 2500 years and reputed to be the oldest continually occupied village in France, with its myriad of narrow winding streets, shops bars and restaurants is a 5 minute walk away.

For those seeking activities, there are bicycles, boats, canoes and kayaks for hire at the port. There are also water sports such as kite surf, wind surf and water-skiing in the village or close by. Dinghy and yacht sailing are on offer and Salicorne guests can take advantage of the owner's membership of a local sailing association 'Atouvents', enabling them to take accompanied sailing excursions on the etang at very low cost.

Cycle hire on the doorstep and a new dedicated cycleway can quickly get you around the southern edge of the Etang to Marseillan Plage and then along the sandy strip to Sete. For the more enthusiastic cyclist there are many quiet, well-surfaced back roads amongst the vines and foothills to enjoy.

For beach lovers there are miles of soft sandy beach and the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean are good for swimming and monitored in summer months.

Just a little further down the coast lies Cap d'Agde, one of the largest marinas in France where sea tours in glass-bottomed boats can be taken.

More Details

Hazel Connors
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Hazel Connors

Salicorne at Port Rive Gauche was bought from the heart and remains so. I am an artist and I love spending time there enjoying the light and the ever-changing views in all seasons. For me both Port Rive Gauche and Marseillan are rare places with a special touch of magic.

Hazel Connors purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Hazel Connors chose Cap d'Agde area

Salicorne at Port Rive Gauche is a wonderful place to stay in Marseillan - it is in the best location with unparalleled sea views and having the advantage of cafes, bars and restaurants just metres away but without their noise or intrusion. Our rates are fully inclusive of taxes, end of stay cleaning, linen and towels. Dedicated WiFi is in the apartment and is also included in the price.

We discovered Marseillan whilst cycling through on a touring holiday many years ago and instantly fell in love with it. With friendly people, beautiful scenery, fabulous food, delicious wines and lots to see and do, what's not to love?

What makes this apartment unique

With breathtaking views from dawn to dusk and beyond, Salicorne at Port Rive Gauche combines elegant calm and comfort whilst also being close to all amenities. Being able to slide the living room windows away completely to create a huge open vista is amazing.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marseillan in Herault

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Luxury deep double-end bath + separate walk in rain shower
  • Luxury deep double-end free-standing bath with hand-held shower attachment for hair-washing. Separate walk-in rain shower wet room area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Luxury cotton bed linen. Both bedrooms have double 'French Doors' to terrace and sea views. Fitted wardrobes. Bedside lamps and cabinets. Wall mirrors in each bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


Most relaxing holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

sadly we had to leave Salicorne and Marseillan again after having spent there a wonderful week in April. It was the second time we chose Port Rive Gauche and it was just great again. The appartment has an amazing position and a stunning view out the sitting room window over the lake. You feel like on a boat floating in the water – sitting on your couch. That view is really unique.

The appartment is very tastefully furbished and the beds are a dream - we all slept so well!

The arrival is very easy as you can just collect the key in a key box outside the house. Everything you need to know is explained in the white folder in the appartment. We spent nice days cooking in the kitchen or going just round the corner for lunch or dinner in one of the nice little restaurants in the port. Oysters and seafood everywhere.

We rented 4 bikes and cycled one day to the other side of the lake and had lunch at Les Voiles Rouges.

We also had lunch at the Oyster degustations places nearby (la Cabane), one day we went to Carcassonne (amazing city!!! 1 ½ hours drive) and the best of all - spent a wonderful day at the Abbaye de Fontfroide. That place is truely magic!

The last day we went for a canoe ride in the Gorges at Saint Guilhem du Désert (1 hour drive) and also visited the village. That was fantastic too. But there is so much more to see here in Okzitania, so hopefully we come back in Autumn or at the latest in Sping 2018

So we can really recommend the place Marseillan and especially Salicorne apartment at Port Rive Gauche. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Magnificant!

  • 5 of 5

A luxurious apartment in a relaxed setting with spectacular views! Moments away from the beautiful port and all other amenities. Heaven if you're looking for a stress free break where you can put your feet up do nothing but relax! Salicorne, I can't wait for my next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. It's very true that Salicorne is a great place to relax but it's also a good base to explore the beautiful Languedoc area and enjoy lots of local activities too - from sailing to wine-tasting, cycling to petanque. We look forward to having you back soon.
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  • 5 of 5

The only word to describe this place. Utter heaven. The apartment is beautifully equipped and in a fantastic location. Restaurants, boulangeries, everything you could need is around the corner. I really can't recommend it enough. Did I mention the view? To die for!

On top of all the amazingness,Hazel the owner was excellent at communicating and went above and beyond with local advice and help. Not forgetting to mention Carole the agent on site who was also really helpful.

We had a fantastic 2 week stay with our children. My heart had always previously belonged to Provence but Salicorne and Marseillan have stolen it. Go! You will not regret it

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. It seems you've now fallen for Salicorne and Marseillan, just as we did! Carole and I are very much want our guests to enjoy their stay to the full so we are always both happy to help. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Highlight of our French Holiday...

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, beautiful outlook, perfectly located to village and restaurants. The Apartment was spotless, beautifully decorated so you felt like you were somewhere really special. Facilities were excellent, much needed laundry machines, lift, air conditioning, very convenient car parking.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Salicorne. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay - in particular the location and the apartment facilities. We'll certainly pass on your 'spotless' comment to our cleaning team too - it's great to know that their hard work is appreciated. We hope to welcome you back in future.
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Lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We found the apartment to be accurately described. It was well-equipped and bright, with a spectacular view of the lagoon. It was in a very central location - easy access to restaurants, food stores and harbor activities, and a reasonable driving distance to beaches and sightseeing.

The owner provided a helpful binder with info on the apartment area, and the local manager was very responsive to our questions.

We would highly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We found the apartment well appointed and in a beautiful location overlooking the water. The lift up to the apartment was very useful as my husband needed a stick after a hip operation. It was not far to walk to the village and restaurants were just round the corner. Also it had the best air conditioning I have experienced. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed the apartment and our stay in Marseillan.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. We enjoy hearing from our guests and we're very happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Good to learn too that the lift proved helpful and that the weather was such that you enjoyed the air conditioning. The latter is a very clever and very quiet system and, if the temperature happens to drop, it automatically warms too. Must work by magic I think.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn/Winter 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 2018
4 May 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
3 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £210.55
Tax Rate 10.0%

Minimum booking is 3 nights. Alternative payment and security deposit arrangements possible by agreement with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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