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Tasteful A/Con. Villa + Private Pool & Garden Apartment + Sep. Pool Nr. Beaches - Villa Belles de Mai (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6 or less for Discount ! )

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights



Villa Belles de Mai (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6 or less for Discount ! )

Newly refurbished, Air Conditioned, comfortable 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom villa with own exclusive private pool, open fireplace and electric central heating throughout. Ground floor - large lounge/dining area with traditional open fireplace. French doors to walled front barbecue terrace and rear garden with swimming pool (7mx 4m) and terraces. Open plan Kitchen with fitted units and double sink. New appliances including dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Bosch fan oven and ceramic hob and microwave. Fully equipped for 6. TV room with French doors to rear garden and pool - 50" Flat Screen Satellite TV/ DVD. Comfortably furnished with large sofa and wicker chairs etc. Twin Bedroom with en-suite shower/WC, large wall to wall fitted wardrobes.

First floor- double bedroom adjacent to Bathroom with large wall to wall fitted Wardrobes. Views to distant mountains. Twin bedroom with 2 fitted wardrobes. View to rear garden and pool. main bathroom with bath, shower screen, basin, bidet and WC.

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About the property


Situated 3kms from sandy Mediterranean beaches in the charming harbourside village of Marseillan, alongside the vineyards, just 300 meters from the sea water Lagoon and 1 km from the Port, a tastefully furnished Villa (sleeps 6) with own private swimming pool and separate Garden Apartment also with separate own private pool, adjacent to Vineyards and close to the Canal du Midi. Walk to the harbourside for Seafood and local wines, visit the International marinas and Golf course of nearby Cap d'Agde and also discover the local picturesque French villages, including Pezenas and Sete. Marseillan specialises in local Oysters and seafood and has excellent sports facillities for Sailing, Windsurfing, Riding (on the beach off season). Take a Private Motor Cruiser boat trip with the owners on the Mediterranean - see Boat Photo !

Derek & Lise
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Derek & Lise

Lisa and I have been living in Marseillan for over 12 years now successfully operating our self catering holiday Villa and Apartment which keeps us very busy in between occasionally sampling the local beverages!

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.

Derek & Lise purchased this villa in 2003

Why Derek & Lise chose Cap d'Agde area

We first came on holiday to Marseillan in 1995 and fell in love with it’s timeless French charm and the beauty of the surrounding countryside and beaches etc.

Marseillan Ville is a picturesque, unspoilt old harbourside village located on the Etang de Thau (a sea water lagoon off the Mediterranean) which is famous for oysters and seafood. It is often likened to St. Tropez 50 years ago !

The Canal du Midi starts at Marseillan, which was originally built in the 17th century to serve the transport of the local abundance of wines via the Canal up to the Bordeaux Atlantic Regions of France.

You may have seen Marseillan featured on Chef Rick Stein's recent TV series where he travelled down the 'Canal' sampling the local culinary delights here!

What makes this villa unique

Our Villa ‘Belles de Mai’, with its own private Pool, and our entirely separate Garden Apartment "Beau Jardin" also with its own private Pool, are located right on the Vineyards, 300 meters from the Lagoon, 1 km from the Port and 3 kms from the long sandy Med. Beaches, running between Sete and Cap d'Agde. Both properties are within easy level walking distance alongside the Lagoon to the village centre and harbourside restaurants etc.

There is an abundance of Sailing and water sports available in Marseillan alongside the famous Flamingos !

The well known International Marina and top class Golf courses of Cap D'Agde and Beziers are also nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Derek and Lisa

Just to let you know we have received the balance of the deposit.

Thanks for the week in your lovely villa, it was very relaxing. We really enjoyed ourselves.

It was lovely to meet you both and hope to return in the near future.

Many Thanks

Paul,Tanya & Family (Buckinghanshire)

Thank you for such a great holiday in Marseillan. After quite a hectic 6 months, the peace and solitude of the apartment and pool meant that our batteries are now fully recharged. Thanks again for everything and we may very well take you up on your offer of the boat trip next time we visit.

I will leave a review on the Holiday Rentals site.

Kind Regards

Ian and Jill - West Sussex, UK

Review April 2012

Wonderful Place to Holiday !

Review Submitted: August 1, 2010 Date of Stay: June 2010

A wonderful place to holiday.

Villa perfect in every way.

Derek & Lisa great hosts.

Hope to come again !
Feb 2006
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Booking Notes:
Booking Deposit 25% - final balance 8 weeks before arrival date.
Rental conditions confirmed with booking.
Prices do NOT include Beach / Swimming Towels.
Local French 'Tax de Sejour' not included and payable on departure.
Heating supplement November to May €35/ week

BEFORE MAKING PAYMENTS we strongly advise you contact us by telephone (+33467942344) to VERIFY BOOKING AUTHENTICITY !

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Notes on prices:
Local French 'Tax de Sejour' payable on departure.
Prices do NOT include Beach / Swimming Towels.
Rental conditions available on request.
Heating supplement November to May €35 / week.
Air conditioning supplement if required €35 / week.

BEFORE MAKING PAYMENTS we strongly advise you contact us by telephone (+33467942344) to VERIFY BOOKING AUTHENTICITY !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Marseillan in Herault

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , En Suite Shower /WC/Basin located on Ground Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Bedroom adjacent Family Bathroom 1st Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located on 1st Floor adjacent Family Bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We offer our personally owned and managed Villa with Private Pool and entirely separate Garden Apartment with own separate Private pool, located directly adjacent to the vineyards at SPECIAL OFFER PRICES in May, June, September and October which are some of the nicest times in Marseillan, with NO crowds and very Sunny days !!! Outside: Private 10m x 6m large swimming pool, BBQ, patios, gardens and private gated shady parking for 1 car. Sun loungers and fully equipped with garden furniture etc.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)


Fabulous holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Derek met us on arrival and went through everything we might need to have a great holiday. The house is super.It has wifi sky TV plus everything else you need like fridge cooker washing machine etc. A short walk to lovely harbour and short drive to fantastic beaches.

I can not say enough about the place it was lovely and my wife daughter and her boyfriend and I had a great time.The house has loads of room and a lovely pool which was spotless.A wonderful holiday in a lovely part of France.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bryan & Julie Many thanks for your 5 star review of our Villa + Private Pool. We are most pleased you had such a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you again next year ! Warm regards Derek & Lisa, Marseillan.
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Superb villa - quiet location - wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely villa and quiet location. Our family of 5 were met by Derek, although we unknowingly met his wife Lise earlier in the day at Knoilly Prat in Marseillan. The villa was as described in a very quiet cul-de-sac location about 20 minutes walk along the beach front from the lovely town of Marseillan. Derek showed me around the villa and went through the various facilities available - all equipment is totally up-to-date and there were also lots of fans available as it was very hot - although the villa also had air conditioning which automatically came on from early evening. Derek advised us to lower the shutters to the south-facing windows during the day when we went out to lower the temperature of the rooms when we returned. The villa had a BBQ which we used using a variety of ingredients from the local butchers, bakers and vineyards that we found. The pool was a little cold at first, but enabled us to cool down and relax either in the mornings or after coming back from a long day out.

The town of Marseillan is very pretty and is only a 20 minute walk along the beach from the villa. There are lots of excellent restaurants around the small harbour all serving excellent locally caught seafood. We also enjoyed the cafe-style culture of just people watching at local restaurants in the town with just a coffee.

We went to a variety of local towns as well as driving to the hillside town of Carcassonne, however we would recommend going to Pézenas, which has a lovely historic centre. We also tried a number of wine tasting sessions, however the best we found including a through tour of the vineyard and domaine at Domaine Saint Hilaire about 30 minutes drive from Marseillan.

Overall, our family had a wonderful time and found the villa very relaxing after a long day sight seeing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John & Family Many thanks for your really excellent comprehensive review of our Villa in Marseillan ! We look forward to seeing you again next year. Warm regards Lisa & Derek
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Recent 1 week stay in lovely house in Marseillan.

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for us; 2 small families,allowing us both privacy and plenty of room for eating, sitting around and watching TV/films etc, as well as the pool area (sunny) and barbecue, outdoor eating (shaded).

It is equipped with everything you could need and was immaculate.

We rented bikes ; the house is a short distance from the cycle route to either Marseillan or Marseillan Plage, and being on the edge of town is lovely and quiet.

Derek had recommended car hire and we rented a car from Beziers Airport for 2 days and went to the Pont du Gard, which was fabulous including a swim in the river. We went to Sete, Agde and Cap d'Agde. The beach at Cap d'Agde was more sheltered than Marseillan Plage and we swam a bit more there.

In retrospect we think we should have hired a car for the full week, though being August the roads and car parks were busy. It was easy getting around on the bikes but limited where we went.

The only downside to the whole week was the temperature of the sea (and the pool) but we think that was because it had been particularly windy.

Derek and Lise were helpful and friendly, both whilst we were there and through the booking process.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John Many thanks for your excellent review of our Villa + Private Pool in Marseillan Ville. See you all next year ! Derek & Lisa
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Villa with Pool, Marseilles

  • 5 of 5

A lovely quiet location, about 10 minutes walk from the lovely town of Marseillans. A spacious villa with two terraces, a private pool and a barbecue area. British Sky TV, which was not something we expected. We enjoyed our holiday and our hosts were charming and helpful, I would recommend this villa wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dawn and Friends Many thanks for the very good review of our Villa + Pool in Marseillan. We look forward to welcoming you all again next year ! Very best wishes Derek & Lisa
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Great Villa, great location & beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in an excellent quiet and safe location within a short walk to Marseillan town with off street parking. The property was better than we expected and was very well equipped with all modern appliances. It was ideally suited to our family of five but would equally be good for two couples with a separate self contained bedroom on the ground floor. We were met on arrival by Derek who was very welcoming and covered all the salient points on the villa and the surrounding areas and sights. The villa was very clean and had been very well looked after by Derek and Lisa who lived nearby, this proved useful when I needed help to work the air conditioning control. Derek also handed to us on arrival a well prepared and comprehensive information pack of places to see, restaurants, maps of towns etc etc. Marseillan as an area has lots to do to suit all tastes, the mussels in the harbour were great, the markets very interesting and the beaches easy to access by car. The local towns of Sete, Meze and Agde are well worth a visit with great food, shops and beaches. A must see, is a visit to Noilly Prat distillery in Marseillan Town as they organise tours in English as well as French languages. It is a very interesting and an alcoholic visit and in my view better than any vineyard. We would not hesitate to recommend Villa Belles de Mai for a holiday and would consider visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nikki & Nick Your really great review of the Villa is most appreciated and we thank you for your time and trouble in writing it. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future when you next visit Marseillan ! Very best wishes Lisa & Derek
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A week of peace!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very peaceful week here - a comfortable, clean, well equipped and maintained villa, more than enough indoor space, good outdoor spaces to the front and rear, private and secluded even though it's in the middle of a small estate. The pool is a good size, and we enjoyed having use of the built-in barbecue. The walk into Marseillan Ville is around a mile, takes 20 minutes or so, but it's a beautiful spot - a small but lively town, picturesque harbour with some lovely seafood restaurants, and the Noilly Prat distillery was a really interesting place to visit. It's certainly a place that we'd like to return to in future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Neil & Rachel Tunnicliffe Many thanks for your good review of our Villa and Private Pool. We are pleased you found the location to your liking. Being located right on the vineyards more than compensates for the edge of a small estate situation particularly as it is also only 200m to the sea water Lagoon ! We hope to see you again next year. Very best wishes Lisa and Derek
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