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Chic Waterside Air-Conditioned Apartment With Shared Pool



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Apartment in La Tamarissière,Ground floor 50m From Unspoilt Long Sandy Beaches

Converted in 2005 from the famed Hotel-Restaurant La Tamarissière on the river L'Hérault estuary, this modern ground floor apartment in a secure private Résidence 3 miles from Agde is just 15 mins/4 miles from Beziers airport. Cafés, bars, restaurants and shops for everyday needs within a minutes walk or jump on the cross-river ferries for a daily market and other shops. The apartment makes an ideal base to simply enjoy our local sandy beaches, visit the Canal du Midi or tour the Haut Languedoc National Park and celebrated vineyards in St. Chinian & Faugères. Its position on the banks of a beautiful river with the fun of taking a boat to go shopping, plus beaches right on the doorstep makes it a genuinely great setting for relaxed seaside holidays.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Now retired I spent 40 years in the UK seafoods industry including extensive travel in France promoting export sales and in the process, getting to know much of the country. After holidaying with my wife in several regions we chose the unspoilt Hérault coast in the Languedoc to buy a family holiday home and thoroughly enjoy our frequent visits.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had an absolutely super time in your wonderful holiday home....It was perfect, everything was clean and easy to maintain." (Valerie H. )

"Very pleasant stay. Extremely well equipped apartment and it was reassuring to have excellent security" (Mike H. )

"The apartment was absolutely great, spotless and modern; wonderful location and the detail provided in the Welcome File was excellent. Such a change to be somewhere which lived up to and beyond expectations..." (Tracey M )

"Very well equipped/furnished, we felt at home straight away, the location is wonderful ; did not want to leave....perfect holiday!" (Margrit E )

"What a fantastic spot, we loved our holiday. The apartment is great and very convenient..." (Imelda G )

"Fantastic place - both the flat and La Tama; loved decor....Lovely week, thank you for having us..." (Gina B )
May 2007
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Ticks every box and many more!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful well equipped apartment with comfortable beds, air conditioning and a shady outside space for meals in the dappled sunlight. A gently shelving beach with crystal clear water just a few minutes walk away. Use of a good sized, clean swimming pool. Wide selection of restaurants within walking distance or via a charming boat ride across the river. Plenty of activities for all ages. Excellent and attentive service from the owners. All contributed to a fantastic holiday for all the family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy that Holly and family took full advantage of what our home at La Tamarissiere offers and enjoyed such a great seaside holiday.
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment and an ideal location - close to beach and restaurants. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that Richard and family enjoyed La Tama so much.
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An unspoiled corner of France

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful place. The apartment was very well equipped , comfortable & in a great location over looking the river & with a lovely beach a few minutes walk away. There were small local shops & restaurants nearby & a 3 minute ferry ride across the river to a lively little town with a daily market. There were plenty of opportunities for water sports & boat trips . All in all an idyllic spot.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thoroughly pleased that Elfyn & Chris found La Tama as delightful as we do; it's the perfect spot for sunshine, sand and sea with wonderful views from our patio.
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Wonderful apartment in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We spent fantastic week at La Tama with our two young and hyperactive boys. The flat is very well equipped, but for us the biggest selling point is the location. The beach is less than a five minute walk, where you will find a beautiful and pretty quiet beach. The sea was warm and being very shallow, perfect for kids. The apartment has a stunning view over the estuary - perfect for long lunches and enjoying a glass of vino whilst the sun sets. The swimming pool was great and luckily we had it pretty much to ourselves for the entire week. Local restaurants all good, especially La Tamaris. All in all a fabulous week. Very relaxing with lots to do and see. The owners were VERY accommodating and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy that Peter & family have joined quite a long list of people who love this special corner of France and the location of our seaside appartment.
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A wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

I just want to say how much we enjoyed our week at your apartment... It ticked all the family boxes and literally had everything we needed, a real home from home place to stay. We loved eating out on the terrace and watching the world go by. We were also blessed with beautiful weather for the whole week, enjoying time at both the beach and the swimming pool.

We even hired a little boat and took it up the river! The cycling was wonderful and so easy to join the Canal du Midi after cycling to Agde.

Such a lovely spot to stay, with lots to do... the boys... both big and teenage very much enjoyed the karting!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: La Tamarissiere is a truly delightful place and we're really pleased that others also appreciate our French hideaway home so much.
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La Tama - Hard to beat!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our two energetic boys and I had a truly great week based at La Tama. The apartment is great and kitted out with all you could need - even buckets and spades for the kids which saved us buying another set. The apartment is much bigger than it looks in the photos and the owners have arranged and included so many little touches to make the apartment a joy to stay in - from the welcome pack, to the house slippers, to the comprehensive and incredibly helpful guides to the apartment - everything is made to make your transition very very easy and enjoyable.

The apartment in only one minutes walk from a lovely stretch of beach at which we spent a couple of days. The sand shelf is shallow so great for kids - and with a bit of adventuring you can snorkel out by the rocks and see lots of different fish. Within the apartment block is a great pool too that was perfect to retire to in the afternoon.

The ferry across the canal is great and easy to use should you wish to venture across for the restaurants or boat hire. That said, our nicest meal out was at the restaurant only 40 yards up from the apartment. There is also a fantastic deli nearby that also sells wine from the local Cave Cooperative.

We've stayed at a number of gites and apartments in France, and this is one of the best due to the combination of location, amenities, the apartment itself and the care and attention from the owners Tony and Carole.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We stayed here when the building was a wonderful Hotel and Restaurant owned by the local Albano family so when they retired and redeveloped it into appartments we jumped at the chance to acquire one. Our flat includes a large part of the indoor Dining Room and our patio formed part of the wonderful outdoor Terrasse restaurant.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Les Dunes at 80 Metres Nearest Golf : Cap d'Agde at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Agde at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Tamaris at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : La Tamarissiere at 50 Metres Car: recommended


La Tama's unspoilt sandy beach just 100 metres stroll away extends several Km including beach-guard-supervised stretches during the main July/August season. The riverbank and seawall areas towards the nearby Lighthouses are both

popular with keen anglers and boat excursions are available locally to go upriver and along the Canal du Midi, or by sea along the coast towards Sete.


Fly to Beziers, Perpignan,Carcassone,Montpellier for closest airports,otherwise consider Nimes,Toulouse or even Girona 100 miles just over the Spanish border. Driving from Calais takes about 10-12 hours. A car is recommended to tour the region but in season is actually not essential for just a great seaside stay.Also worth checking TGV trains e.g. St.Pancras & Ebbsfleet to Agde or Béziers can be done in about 7 hours (via Lille is simplest but via Paris and/or Montpellier for greater frequency)


5 mins drive to Agde, 30 mins to Sete (superb),25 mins to Beziers(a delight), 50 mins Clermont L'Herault (the Cevennes foothills) Perpignan, Carcassone & Montpellier are about 60 minutes. Toulouse is 2 hours, Nimes & Avignon 1.5 hours. Barcelona about 3 hours. Cap d'Agde 20 mins. Agde has trains to Beziers,Perpignan,Toulouse or Sete & Montpellier.

Further Details:

Four bars/bistros within 200m walk, two of which serve breakfast. All offer various good-value bistro food and the K'Lamar specialises in Tapas/Spanish cuisine. A superb Deli shop is within 100 metres offering top quality meat, cheese, fruit & veg, wine plus daily cooked specials making cooking for yourselves really quite unnecessary! Also a small supermarket for basics, 2 bread shops, ice-cream kiosks and in high season several other take-away food outlets such as pizzas,chicken,chips etc. There's a cash machine opposite the shops and another one over the river in the main square next to Spar. Otherwise the banks are in Agde: nearest Post Office is over the river in Grau d'Agde and a main post office in Agde itself with car park bang opposite, right next to the main Credit Agricole Bank. Along with Restaurants in La Tama on the banks of the river, we also have a large variety of other Cafés, Bars and Restaurants on the opposite riverbank (Grau d'Agde) reachable by passenger ferryboats 50 metres from our apartment. As well as our own superb sandy La Tama beach,there are also long beaches stretching from Grau d'Agde all the way to Cap d'Agde. Leisure activities within reach include horse riding, Jet-Skis, sea-fishing ; there's also golf, sailing and a wide range of other diverse water sports based at the lively Cap d'Agde resort some 20 minutes drive away. There are loads of leaflets and notes in the flat for you to browse. Our waterside setting with fun river ferries and just a gentle stroll to the beach or restaurants(no drink/drive issues) make us a truly sought after unique holiday location.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
peak Summer
29 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Once you have checked our "availability calendar" please e-mail or telephone us with details of the dates you'd like so that we can confirm availability. If you'd like to proceed, we send you our standard conditions and Booking Form for completion and return to us along with 25% Rental Deposit. The remaining 75% Rental Price along with a (refundable) £250 'damages' deposit is due for payment 8 weeks prior to start of the Rental.
Changeover Day: Saturday, with departure by 10.00 am please and arrival time from 5 pm onwards.

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From the Owner

We always found La Tamarissiere truly exotic with it's mix of older villas & fishermens cottages, unspoilt beaches and a beautiful busy river. Sitting on the terrace watching the boats go by, plus views of the sea a short stroll away has always been simply a delight.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, small wash-basin
  • Bathroom comprising bath with mixer-tap & shower over, wash basin, WC, shaver-point, electric radiator. Hairdryer in cupboard under basin. There's a second and fully separate WC with small wash-basin off the hallway next to the bathroom.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom at front with door onto riverview patio; second double bedroom; both have wardrobe-style hanging rails & shelves for clothes. New pillows on all beds at start of each season with quality fluffy towels in bathroom.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: easy access from our patio to the small beach-road makes it unsuitable for very young children so we cannot accept bookings for children under say 5 yrs old, and there is no provision at the apartment for cots/highchairs etc. Also we can't accommodate animals and the apartment is a strictly non-smoking property. From our patio, lockable iron gates protect entry and all windows/patio doors have electrically operated security shutters. There is a detailed 'house manual' in English covering how all the equipment works so you can safely enjoy all the facilities and this includes updated notes about the various bars, bistros, shops etc. Complimentary welcome pack (saving weight if flying) includes toiletries such as shower gel, soap, shampoo, bath/bedroom tissues, Hotel-style slippers,tea & coffee. Outside: Large excellently maintained shared swimming pool open 15 June-15 Sept (unheated). The apartment's outdoor sun-loggia gives straight onto our patio with picturesque views of the river 10 metres in front and sea/beach 100m to the right. The apartment has one reserved space in the building's secure open air private Car-park accessed via motorised gate (Code supplied) Entrance to the building also has a security door with similar code supplied to you along with access to keys for the apartment itself. For "location" info click Google Earth with our postcode and location: La Tamarissiere 34300 France. Our apartment building with Pool is some 10 houses back from the seafront on the left side of your screen. La Tama is on the left and Le Grau d'Agde on the right. Cleaning etc :- Bed linen plus kitchen, bathroom & pool towels provided. Apartment fully cleaned between rentals but should please be left in good condition on departure.Dustbins by car-park gate. Re-cycling bins near shops. Other: Garden table and 4 chairs provided for meals out on our delightful riverfront terrace, relax and watch the boats go by! Two sun-loungers located poolside (marked with our name) plus another in the sun-loggia/terrace area.

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