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Luxury Apartment On Small Cove Overlooking Bay To Collioure,Perfect For Sun

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Apartment in Collioure, Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc Roussillon, France - Breathtaking Location 3 Minutes From Water's Edge,

This is a newly purchased apartment which has been luxuriously upgraded with marble, limestone & hardwood floors, luxury kitchen, bathroom and furniture. The apartment has been refurbished as a home, for our family, we have 2 teenage boys. We have spent the last 3 summers in the area and we love the area, particularly the coves for snorkelling. Both the living room and bedroom have large sliding doors, each with a view of the cove and the living room has the Collioure bell tower, Both rooms are light and airy, with the sun in the afternoon and sunset in the evening. There is a small 'balcony' but we have made an internal sitting area which will be more private and comfortable. Collioure is an all year round resort with a wonderful climate. Perfect for couples or families of 4 who love the area, perfect to relax and enjoy.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of four, we have 2 boys aged 21 and 17. We live in a cottage in the New Forest which we restored over 3 years and have subsequently extended.

We both had careers but enjoyed restoring our home so much that we carried on developing in the UK and renting out properties. It is now our means of income and way of life. Normandy was a challenge but worth it. The chalet in Switzerland was bought as a result of repeatedly visiting the same village year after year and wanting to be independent of rentals. Collioure was again the result of loving an area and our later years when we may enjoy the mild climate and some sunny weather... but we have just bought another property with a pool 1 hour inland from Collioure...In the meantime we want others to share our homes in our absence.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

Not going to put any good comments on O D website as it will be too popular and we won't be able to get it! In fact may put an entry saying what a dump it is!22/9/13

Angela C'est magnifique.Your attention to detail is breathtaking. Panorama to die for. Virginie is a complete delight. We are thoroughly relaxed now . 9/12

6th October 2012 - We have really enjoyed being in the appartment and waking up to the sea view was just magic...You have obviously spent a great deal of time and money on making it as it is and we did wonder how you dare let complete strangers into it.

23rd march 13 Sitting here looking at the sea view after excellent meet and greet from Virginie. Even in my tired state I can appreciate the beauty of this. Thanks Angela.Wow!

thank you for a fantastic week in your marvellous appartment. We had 6 days of sunshine bookended by Tramontane wind. We must congratulate you on the standard of accommodation in particular the presence of a sharp knife for cooking!
May 2012
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8 Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Another wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

Superbly equipped property in fantastic position! Throw in a week of sunshine and the beautiful area in which the apartment is placed and there is a recipe for a marvellous holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I whole heartedly agree. It is a home from home in a wonderful location conveniently placed for shops, restaurants and walking> If the weather is good, it is pperfect, just what the doctor ordered!!
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What a Lovely Apartment in a Beautiful Position

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful spot to watch the sunset over Collioure. We are missing that view already, so much so we have booked for next year! The apartment is really well presented and equipped and there is lots to do within walking distance. The area is beautiful and if you have the chance take the little yellow train in the mountains!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning apartment

  • 5 of 5

Amazing stay in this very high spec apartment with amazing views

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely well equipped apartment right on the beach

  • 4 of 5

Had a great week in this lovely well kept apartment which is right on a small beach. The apartment had everything we required, with well equipped kitchen, free wifi and beautiful views across the sea. Plenty of free parking at the apartment, more difficult finding free parking in the lovely Collioiure, but town centre only a 20 minute stroll away. Would recommend this place to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would agree, once at the appartment it is tempting to not use the car until departure and stay within the walking distance from the appartment, particularly in July and August. That said there are many interesting areas to drive to should the weather turn inclement
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Perfect in Ever Way

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect in every way, from the full instructions on how to locate the property and where to find everything, to having everything you could possibly need for a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Easy walking distance to Collioure and Port Vendres, lots of lovely places to eat in both! And the supermarket within easy reach for eating in the apartment and just watching the stunning views, it really is as good as it looks in all the photos! And is a real home from home. It was hard to leave and we would definitely like to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you would like to return, that says it all. Many of our guests are returning for their 3rd time, some twice in on year, which is great.
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Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment with a wonderful view. You can never get tired of looking at the ever changing view over Collioure.

Although the apartment is compact there is good use of space & there is everything you could possibly need to enjoy a relaxing holiday as we did! We only ate out once in Collioure & used the local supermarket only 100 yards up the road as we were more than happy to sit & watch the view with the obligatory glass of wine!

Virginie (& Bruno) were very welcoming & prompt when we arrived & on the day we left.

I would thoroughly recommend this apartment to a couple looking for a holiday in a lovely area with plenty of places to visit as well as being within easy walking distance of the gem of this coast-Collioure. We hope to return very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Totally agree, it is quintessential 'med' and that is why we could n't walk away from it, after viewing!
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Location

From the Owner

Our main priority was to find somewhere with a view, on a cove and ideally with the sun at some point. This time we thought we would choose an apartment for ease of maintenance and ready to go. The apartment not only has views of the the coast, sea and the landmark bell tower of Collioure during the day in the evening it has the sunset, the twinkling lights of Collioure and the lights from the boats that anchor in and around the bay. There is no road between the appartment and the beach, you can literally walk out of the cellar door to the beach, carrying the sun lounger, canoe, fishing rod or lunch. Even better is that if you fancy a drink/ice cream/need the loo you can just nip back to your own facilitities - Lidl priced ice cream/drinks and a clean toilet - perfect.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perpignan at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Collioure at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Port vendres -several at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Below appartment at 0.01 Kilometres

Coast/Beach:

There are 40 steps to water's edge of the closest cove from the cellar door, there are 2 other coves at 5 and 10 minutes walk. The cove near the apartment has a sandy shallow shore for children, There are rocks and rock pools. Swimming,snorkelling and fishing are possible. There are 2 canoes for guests t use at their own 'risk'.

Shopping

Port Vendres

We are conveniently placed for Lidl which is just along the road , turn left outside the entrance and it is about 200 metres on your left. They bake bread all day, it is amazingly cheap, but you have to get used to their stock levels and queues at tills –they do accept ‘cards’.There are plenty of shops in Port Vendres, there are many boulangeries , butchers, fish shop and pharmacies. There is a Super U in Port Vendres and a Dia supermarket on the outskirts near the Bricomarche. There is a market on a Saturday morning in Port Vendres on the car park behind the Art gallery, it is more for locals than tourists, but is nevertheless interesting. There is a boat which sells its catch at around 4pm on the quayside, near the excursion booths. There is also a fish market, where there is a fresh fish counter and a large shop which also shellfish products and other fish produce, follow the road round to the ‘sea entrance of Port Vendres’ – it looks commercial but enter through the gates and follow the buildings around and it is on your right.

Port Vendres is less touristy and as such their prices are not as inflated as Collioure for some things. There are many restaurants along the water’s edge which I am told are very good. The tourist office is in the corner near the small car park next to the marina .

Collioure

There is a Carrefour Express as you walk into Collioure, take the road up to the roundabout, rather than walk around the walls. There are a couple of boulangeries as you walk in to the ‘Faubourg’ area, a pharmacie and a small ‘epicerie’. In Collioure old town the shops are small, many catering for tourists. The narrow, winding alleyways are a lovely area to wander around when you are fed up of the beach. There is a market on Wednesday and Sunday morning there is a mix of stalls, but again it is mainly targeting the tourists, there is a mix of French, Catalan and Spanish stalls –again an interesting place to wander around.

Collioure has a wealth of restaurants along the water’s edge and in the alleyways. We have sampled some, but the dishes certainly look delicious.

Larger supermarkets – if you want to go larger, there is a Hyper Intermarche on the edge of Argeles near a Mc Donalds, it is the junction after St Andre and the motorway sign to Le Boulou.

Look out for local producers who often have roadside stands selling locally grown, apricots, nectarines, peaches and melons.

Travel:

Perpignan Airport is 30 km away and some use Girona or Carcassonne. Car hire is not necessary as there is a rail link to Collioure, taxis and a 1 Euro bus operates in the area.

We drive to Collioure and have used Ouistreham (Caen) around 12 hours with stops, and Bilbao, around 7 hours with stops

Closest:-

AIRPORT - Perpignan airport: 30 Km

TRAIN - Collioure Station: 2 km

MOTORWAY - A9: 30 m

There is a secure covered parking area as well as an above ground car park.

Distances:

Collioure centre is 13 minutes walk away and Port Vendres is 10 minutes walk.

Argeles sur Mer is approximately 4 km away. Banyuls sur Mer is also around 5 km away.

There are vineyards, olive groves and fruit growers inland to visit. There are many local sites to be seen, but the focus has to be on Collioure itself and the coastline.

Many drive off to Barcelona, Figueres, Carcassone, the Pyrenees details are all at the apartment.

Further Details:

There is a Lidl just along the road from the apartment which bakes bread and croissants on site and Collioure is only a 13 minute walk away which has a small Carrefour 'city'. The coastal walk to the excellent restaurants and bars in Collioure and Port Vendres are well lit with pavements.

Collioure is beautiful, the town has a network of small winding 'alleyways' full of all sorts of shops, including art galleries, 'Celliers' for wine tasting, biscuit makers, chic boutiques, restaurants, to name but a few.

There is a mix of french and Spanish influence which is very noticeable in the weekly markets, there is even a bull ring in Collioure. In the summer fruit such as melons, peaches and nectarines can be purchased direct from the growers as can olive oil, wine and even vinegar. Fish can be purchased fresh from the fishermen in Port Vendres. Collioure and the surrounding area is popular all year round due to its wonderful mild climate.

Both directions have everything that you may need be it a pharmacy, cash point, post office, a whole range of shops.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low
2 Oct 2016 - 20 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
mid
21 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
peak
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
mid
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
low
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
NOTE WHERE CHOOSING A WEEK WHICH INCLUDES A CHANGE IN PRICE OWNERS DIRECT ONLY ALLOWS ME TO CHANGE THIS RATE ON SEPARATE DAYS, EG £375 TO SATURDAY 21ST MAY AND THEN £450 FROM SUNDAY 22ND, WHEREAS THE £450 RATE STARTS ON THE SATURDAY 21ST BUT OWNERS DIRECT WOULD QUOTE £439.29, I TRIED TO REMOVE QUOTE BUT IT DOES NOT ALWAYS HAPPEN
30% on booking (25% ON THIS SITE) which can be paid in sterling or Euros, via cheque or internet banking. Paypal is possible but we would need to discuss the fees charged.
The balance is due 6 weeks before the holiday.(45 DAYS THROUGH THIS SITE) .We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance, as we can only refund deposits and full payments when a replacement booking has been made for the cancelled week(s).


Changeover Day:
Saturday is preferred but other days can be discussed, 7 days are preferred unless the time of the holiday is more out of season.

Notes on prices:
The price quoted is all inclusive of bed linen, towels, heating, wifi, internet telephone, there are no extras. Pricing is saturday to saturday, this site does not allow overlaps so price change is from the saturday preceding the sunday - sounds complicated but it has to shown on website with no overlaps.
A 50 euro security deposit for the safe return of the key fobs and keys is requested on arrival - just in case anything is lost as they are expensive to replace

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Facilities

From the Owner

The close proximity to the waters edge - the convenience of walking down to the cove, without crossing a road, nothing in front of you, bliss. We would have liked a balcony, terrace or garden, but in hindsight we have realised that these options were not very private, whereas our internal terrace is perfect and away from prying eyes. We can walk everywhere and not worry about parking and queues - to be able to walk to Lidl is great - it could have been any supermarket it is the proximity which is great. We can also walk in the hill behind towards Collioure, or venture to Port Vendres along the coastal path. Restaurants are within walking distance and it is a lovely coastal walk. Fresh fish can be bought direct from the boat on the quayside at 4ish each day and wine shops en route.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Luxurious modern bathroom, wall hung toilet and sink, modern shower. Bathroom cabinet with shaver point. Underfloor heating, heated towel rail. Marble floor.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom-view of cove from new double bed, wardrobe, bedside table, chest of drawers, seating, large patio window. Electric radiator,central light with fan & large patio window. The living room has pre made fold out 'hidden' full size single beds.Travelcot

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment which has been luxuriously upgraded with marble, limestone & hardwood floors, luxury kitchen, bathroom and furniture. All works have been carried out between February and August 2012. The apartment has been refurbished as a home, for our family, we have 2 teenage boys. We have spent the last 3 summers in the area and we love the area, particularly the waters for snorkelling. Both the living room and bedroom have large sliding doors, each with a view of the cove. the living room has the Collioure bell tower as well it is light and airy,with the sun in the afternoon and sunset in the evening. There is a 'balcony' but it is small, we have made an internal sitting area which is more private and comfortable. The windows open fully so it is perfect for sunbathing, breakfast, coffee or the inevitable glass of wine. The view is amazing all year round providing a wonderful back drop in any weather. Outside: There is a small balcony but the sea is 40 steps away from the door in the cellar. There is a small storage room in the cellar which will house useful items for the beach and water which can be easily carried for the 2 minute walk to the beach, with no road to cross. Family can be on the beach and they can be called/waved to from the 'balcony' for lunch/dinner! Equally lunch or dinner can be taken down to the beach/rocks. Indeed fish caught in the cove could be cooked there and then - I have seen people swimming there in February and April - in swimming costumes and wetsuits. Fishing can be enjoyed in all weathers. There is secure parking which is under cover and above ground. There is a rubbish container and recycling at the entrance to Les Batteries which is handy en route to Lidl for the croissants in the morning. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board in cupboard Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath towels are included. Tea towels and all cleaning equipment provided. Apartment is cleaned only on changeover day. Other: There is a small storage room in the cellar which will house useful items for the beach which can be easily carried for the 2 minute walk to the beach, with no road to cross. The apartment has a secure main entrance and an inner door to flat.

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