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Private Detached House With Superb Sea And Vineyard Views



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
House near Collioure and Port Vendres, Languedoc Roussillon, France - Exceptional Location, Extremely Private And Tranquil, Ten Minute Walk To The Beach

This house sits on one of the most beautiful sites in the world. The ground floor consists of the bathroom, main bedroom and 'cabine' bedroom. Upstairs has a fully fitted kitchen and open plan living/dining area. Every room offers superb views. The interior is quite small however there is ample outdoor space, the large sea facing terrace gets the sun from early morning until evening, in addition to the main outdoor dining table there is a light portable dining table which you can take to other parts of the garden to enjoy the different views or indeed to get in or out of the sun, there is also a BBQ on wheels supplied. There is an exterior stone staircase which links the two floors. There is no interior staircase. It's located on a hill overlooking the sea and vineyards just a 10 minute walk to the beach and 20 minute walk to the lively village of Port Vendres. It is on a private two acre site with pine and eucalyptus trees ideal for hanging the hammock in the shade from which you can enjoy the sea and vineyard views while listening to the wonderful sound of silence! There is a steep driveway up to the house so it is not entirely suitable for the elderly or those with mobility problem. Previous guests have described this house as 'magical' and 'a little corner of paradise'. One week may not be enough! Feel free to ask about our last minute booking deals.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am Irish and have lived in France for about 20 years. My partner is French and we have two little ones. We live all year round in the Pyrenees Orientales. I toured the world throughout my twenties but when I stumbled across Collioure and Port Vendres I knew instantly that I had found my new home. It is handy for our guests that we are close-by for any tips on the region or assistance that may be required during ones stay.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'While sitting in the garden facing the sea we spotted dolphins, does it get any better than this?' John Ahearne.

'Walkers paradise.' Shauna from West Cork.

'We really enjoyed snorkeling in a nearby bay called Sainte Catherine, also from the house there is a designated walk down the hillside away from any traffic which leads onto the most beautiful sheltered little beach which gets the sun all day and late into the evening. Swimming in the area was really safe for our young children, they had so much freedom on the site itself and also in the surrounding areas, it was the best family holiday we have ever been on. The sea water was so clean and transparent, a real joy! The pressure is on to go back!

The Gannon family from Yorkshire.
Nov 2007
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing location, beautiful villa, incredible view

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this beautiful villa at the end of June with my husband & the kids. We where so happy when we got to the villa. It was perfect for us. The bedrooms where clean & a good size, the bathroom was immaculate with a lovely big shower & the kitchen/sitting room was very well equipped. We ate outside most nights as the veranda is huge & with views over the Med where incredible. Front view was the glistening blue sea & to the right of the villa was rows & rows of vineyards...this is what a holiday is all about. The kids loved it too & went swimming everyday in the sea, which was only a few minutes walk away.We had a wonderful relaxing time here, but there was plenty to do in Port Vendres & the outlining areas..we even had a day trip to Spain which was great fun. Port Vendres has plenty of restaurants which are so reasonable & the wine was incredible in this area. This really is such a beautiful part of France & we can't wait to go back.

Suzanne was very helpful, from booking the villa, giving us lots of info on where to eat or visit. Having a fluent English & French speaker really helps also.. I couldn't fault anything. I would definitely recommend this property as either a Summer or Winter let. It really is so relaxing & it gets one away from the hassle & bustle of life...That's what a holiday is all about. So thank Suzanne & Mathieu for letting us stay in your beautiful villa & we look forward to coming back to stay soon :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cork, Ireland

An amazing romantic serene location by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We arrived by car and the drive up to the house from Port Vendres was breath taking with a panoramic view of the sea. Our holiday home was just what we expected having reviewed it online before we arrived. Set in a private location in the middle of vine yards with a view of the Med from our balcony yet within walking distance from the beach. Our accommodation was spotless with terrace and living quarters upstairs to maximise the view. We could sit sipping our local wine watching the sun setting without being overlooked by anyone. The holiday was most peaceful and relaxing away from the busy crowded beaches elsewhere in France. Definitely to be repeated.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic enclave set amongst the vines.

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and well presented and it was so great to have all the linen and towels provided so we could save packing space for the Saturday market bargains! Loved the split level making it easy to put the kids to bed and then stay out on the terrace enjoying the amazing views across the coast drinking a bottle (or two) of the local produce. Owners greeted us and were helpful in accommodating our requests. We liked being in the peaceful surrounds of the vineyards and also being able to walk to town for the restaurants and cafés. Perfect spot for relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Away from it all..

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this little house in the hills above Port Vendre with our two dogs for four weeks in July. The place overlooks the sea and we spent many evenings watching the boats go in and out of the harbour. The house had all we needed for our stay. We explored the many footpaths through the hills and found little coves to sunbathe, bought fish from the local fishermen and visited the nearby towns. The little train that takes you through the vines to Collioure is a must! Also visit the local art exhibitions in the building above the square, and shop in the market on the weekend. We had a great time with space to get away from it all and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La dolce vita

  • 4 of 5

We've been coming back to this lovely place for several years. Close to the sea and a superb fish-restaurant (Le Poisson Rouge, highly recommended), and with a tranquil atmosphere between the vines. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Waterford Ireland

Amazing location with med and vineyard views

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family stayed in this pretty little house for a week this September. We loved the privacy and tranquility of the location which offered us breathtaking sea views. There are private little beaches and coves within a short walking distance which we had all to ourselves. Port Vendres, the nearest town has lots of interesting little shops and restaurants and Collioure, a 5 minute drive away, well worth a visit. We popped down to Spain ( Half an hour) via the coastal route and were enchanted with the little villages along the way. There is a LIDL in Port Vendres as well which was perfect for buying the essentials ( check out the little beach beside it which we discovered by chance)

The house itself was spotless and well equipped with one large double bedroom and a bunk bed area for our two kids. We ate outside on the spacious terrace for all of our meals which was a treat.

As an added bonus, the vigneron was harvesting his grapes in the vineyard beside us which was fascinating to watch.

We will definitely be back. As my daughter sang ' I don't like it. I love love love it' !!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We choose to live in this part of the world because of it's sheer beauty, mild year-round climate, fantastic people, top quality wine, superb Catalan cuisine, beautiful clean beaches... need I go on?! It is easy to access with several low cost airlines flying into Perpignan, Gerona and Carcassonne and now one can fly from Dublin to Perpignan direct with Aer Lingus! Hurray!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perpignan at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar L'Escale at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Cyprien at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Port Vendres at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Poisson Rouge at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Font Romeu at 160 Kilometres Nearest Beach : la jetée at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

This is a very peaceful location, ideal for those who enjoy nature, yoga, walking, snorkelling, swimming, sailing and any water sports.

We can provide tailor made language courses with professional teachers:

French or English classes.

We can recommend local trustworthy babysitters.


There are several beaches within a 10 minute walk. Some are sandy while others are stony. It is an excellent area for fishing or snorkeling and very safe for swimmers of all levels.


Toulouse - EasyJet drive time 2 hrs 30.

Carcassonne - Ryanair, drive time 1 hr 30.

Girona, Spain - Ryanair, drive time 1 hr 30.

Perpignan - Ryanair, BMI, FLYBE, drive time 40 mins to villa.

Car hire from airports essential except Perpignan (bus and train). Trains from London Waterloo to Perpignan and Perpignan to Port Vendres. Driving from Calais allow about 11 to 12 hours.


From the villa allow a 20 minute walk to Port Vendres village, 15 minutes to beach, 20 minutes to the stunning lighthouse of Cap Bear. It is an hours walk to Collioure. There is a tourist train and boat services along the coast as well as an SNCF train station in the village for easy access to Perpignan city and Spain. There are many diverse and wonderful places to visit within a half hour drive including Banyuls sur Mer, Argelas, Elne, Chateau Valmy - a haven for wine lovers.

Further Details:

There is an excellent variety of restaurants in Port Vendres village. It is a well lived in village all year round with a market on Saturday mornings and a daily fish market with oyster bar. It is a relaxed, typical Catalan village with everything you could need, supermarkets, pharmacy, banks etc


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
first half year 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure a booking. The balance is required 8 weeks prior to your holiday plus a security deposit of E200 for damages. This is refunded two weeks after your departure assuming no breakages.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day during summer period is Sunday. Departure 10am and arrival at noon. Flexible off season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros. Contact us for long winter lets - monthly rate possible....we also let for long weekends off season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Our villa is ideal for those who love nature, walking, snorkeling, diving, golfing, sunbathing, cycling, fine wines and gourmet dining or simply swinging in the hammock admiring the sea view! The house is extremely private, the gardens are huge and yet you are just a short stroll from the town and the beaches. Excellent wifi access.

Property Type

  • house


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with double sized shower and wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, sofa bed and travel cot. Bedroom 2, separate open room with set of bunk beds. Sofa bed in living room.


  • Notes on accommodation: Each room has electric heating. Outside: 2 acre site with many trees and shrubs, 3 terrace areas, outdoor dining table which seats ten comfortably, BBQ. Hammock, slide, swing, trampoline...Feel free to contact us for more photos and information. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are supplied on arrival free of charge. If you are arriving late we can supply an evening hamper on request. Other: This is a child friendly house with a travel cot, high chair, rocking horse, trampoline and some toys.

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