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Superb Modern Apartment On Marina - Water& Sea Views, Easy Walk To Beach/Port



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
St Cyprien Sud Apartment Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - At 800m From The Beach And 2 Mins To A Centre Commercial. In This Residence Is A Big Outdoor Pool

Splendidly situated in Languedoc Roussillon adjacent to Perpignan and 20 km from the Spanish border, St Cyprien is one of the best hidden jewels of Southern France. Safe, sandy beaches, an abundance of amenities and attractions, 300 days of sunshine a year. A holiday to guarantee those in search of activity: kite surfing or relaxation. Located at the heart of St Cyprien plage, this Swiss-built apartment (2006) is in the gated development Les Quais de L'Amiraute" Close to all amenities, an apartment boasting stunning views of the splendid marina from the balcony, and the snow capped beauty of Canigou from the front of the residence. An superb residents' swimming pool with showers, changing rooms, large sunbathing area and loungers. A renowned international golf course in St Cyprien Plage.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am an Australian national with many European connections, particularly in France and GB.I have lived in France for over 6 years and my two children were born in Paris.

I have worked in Senior Management in USA/NYC & Finance & again on relocation to the UK. In addition to a varied career and life, my last (and still) professional work is in Medical Administration.

I and my family have long experience with renting properties, 25+ years, both short term and long term. The most successful and interesting of which was rental over many seasons for the Wimbledon Fortnight to Tennis Officials and the Top-seeded Tennis Players. All very exciting and hugely demanding as a Landlord.

I enjoy relaxed, outdoor life. I find that there is more than enough though to occupy myself, my family and friends with outddoor activities and visits to the museums here in PO and in Spain. In addition, I have friends in the region, both French, Catalan and English speaking and find everyone very welcoming and encouraging. We at the Residence frequently have informal gatherings to discuss how to best look after our guests, exchange advice and information. We can then recommend guests to our friends, knowing they will get the same quality, if our own apartment is already booked for their dates.

I have been renting properties/Gites from other owners (mostly French) for over 40 years in France, so have a good knowledge of 'how it works" I feel.

I can speak reasonable French, though sometimes with an Ozzie accent it has lead to some interesting interpretations!!

I am very keen that the property is well maintained & that guests are impressed and pleased with the quality of the furnishings and equipment. I chose this Residence also due to it's high standards & proximity to many interesting areas. It is considered a 'luxury' Residence according to French standards.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thought your apartment was very comfortable and extremely well appointed

and equipped.

The location next to the commercial centre was also very convenient.

Our weather was varied to say the least, ending with 4 days of the

tramontana wind but with lovely clear skies.

We did see Carcassonne, Montpellier, and some of the Cathar castles as well

as Collioure.

We played two rounds of golf on the St Cyprien course which

were very enjoyable and challenging.

The restaurant at the Grande Stade, la main a la pate, was the best we

sampled in the area.

All in all we had a very nice time, but there is still a lot left for us to

see in future should we return.
Jun 2015
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21 Reviews

based on 21 holidaymaker reviews


Summer sun

  • 5 of 5

Excellent well equipped apartment with the benefit of two bathrooms and two balconies. Great view over the marina and short walk to a range of shops/restaurants.

The pool was quiet during our stay though a second key would have been useful if we didn't all go down at once.

Both the beach and main harbour were in walking distance taking around 20minutes

Ideally located for trips along the coast and into the hills.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Fully Equpied and Excellent locale

  • 5 of 5

As advertised, clean, tidy and tastefully decorated. Close to shops, restaurants and only 10 mins walk from the beach. The pool is clean and "refreshingly" cool. St Cyprien is an ideal location for exploring the Franco-Spanish coast and in September, quiet and easy to navigate. Suzanne was most helpful all through the process and guided a newbie with patience and good humour.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the apartment.. above expectations .. very friendly owner and nothing was any trouble..spotless apartment with a great view.. definitely recommend :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest. That is so very nice of you to post a good review. Also that the apartment you found to be above expectations. We do try to provide guests with all possible amenities that can be available and accommodation in the apartment and make it as comfortable as possible. Like yourselves, many find overlooking the lagoon and the boats to be extremely relaxing. We hope to welcome you again in the not too distant future. Best wishes for the future. Suzanne et al.
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comfortable, quiet and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was comfortable ,quiet and convenient. So good ,in fact ,we have returned for a second holiday there

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Well equipped appartment

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th stay in this gated complex, 1st time in this appartment but it has been the best equipped by a mile. It has everything that you could possibly need.

We usually fly to Perpignan so we opted for linen and towels which worked perfectly. And there was more than enough to go round for 4 adults

Commercial centre is great; perfect for trying out your french and a couple of fab restaurants.

It was probably our 19th time visiting the area and we totally echo the other reviews. If you are looking for adventure; culture or a quiet break you will find something to suit everyone.

Finally, Suzanne is very helpful; quick at responding and takes very good care of her appartment

Already booked for next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sun, Sea, relax and fun

  • 5 of 5

This is a superb location for exploring the world of the Pyrenees Orientales and the Pays Catalan, north and south of the border. It is a different world to the other areas of France. Catalan is spoken here.

We were able to walk to the beach through the Capellans residence and it took about 18 mins total with all the beach kit. We met up with a friend and we had a lovely meal at the beach restaurant.

The apartment is lovely and cool in the hot summer months. A nice cross breeze in the apartment, so no need for the drone of the A/C and plenty of up to date appliances and new TV, DVD so it was nice to stay in and have a lovely meal. We went often to the Centre Commercial to buy one of the freshly made dishes of the day to eat these at home with some nice wine and dessert. I went to the hairdressers, English speakers, to have a nice cut and colour in a relaxed atmosphere. We also went to have the spa treatment at the Ile de la Lagune Hotel - 5 stars- and sit and watch the lagoon while having a cocktail in the garden. Heaven

The apartment has two -standard size for this area- bedrooms with very comfortable beds, memory foam type. There is plenty of water and good quality showers. There are lovely plants on the balconies and it is so relaxing to sit and watch the world go by - that is the boats and the comings and goings of the little ferry. It is evident the owner takes great pride and care of this apartment. I understand that it is very cherished as a 'hideaway' for all the owner's family to come and stay so we were keen to take care of it. We also went down for a two day trip to Girona (where there are many Michelin starred restaurants and concerts) which was easy and then we visited some of the coves and medieval towns in the region to the south east of Girona. All so spectacular and easy to do. We love the museums of the area and particularly Collioure and the walks that are mapped to follow the route to the spots that the early Fauvist painters used to paint the area. Good weather mostly, some windy days, no clouds, so we headed to the bays on these days.

Will definitely come again and felt very much 'taken care of' by the generous owner.

Definitely recommended for peaceful getaways.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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From the Owner

I first discovered this area many years ago and have visited often over the following decades. It is an unique area of France in that it is at the foothills of the Pyrenees while having some of the best sandy beaches on the French Mediterranean coast. There is so much to do and so many opportunities to partake in all types of outdoor activities, from water sports to land sports. Many historical monuments, museums, cultural activities, festivals that it is really quite impossible to do them all at one visit. Most of all, it is the weather. Forecasts are for 300+ days of sunshine a year.No wonder the world's largest solar discs are located in the mountains nearby.Yes, we do have some windy cycles, but it is possible to shelter from these when outdoors. This is what keeps the air so pure.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perpignan at 24 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : X 2 Centre Commercial, Hotel Ile de Lagune at 0.03 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Cyprien at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Elne at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Centre Commercial x 3 Nearest Ski : Les Anges at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Temple Beach at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended


15-20 mins walk to the local beach. St Cyprien beaches are renowned for being sandy - almost 12 kms of long sandy beaches in this area alone. Further down the coast, about 15 mins driving, there are many coves for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Boats for deepwater fishing,There is also a Marine National Park at Banylus. Snokel tours available July-August.Vast number of sporting activities in summer for both adults and adventure parks for Children. Wet and Dry! Safari part Sigean is approx. 1hr drive.

Day boat tours to Spain from St Cyprien/Argeles Port. Or from Leucate boat tours to the north.

Leucate is most known for wind-surfing.

Significant area in France for fruit, vegetables and wine production - since Roman times.

Bio farming- the area is also noted for extensive biological fruit vegetable and wine production. Also known for - organically farmed and raised, lamb, beef pork and chicken. It's possible to go to these farms and buy the produce directly. It is also possible to order from farms for direct home delivery.

Bio- Markets. Specialty supermarket type stores which sell biological and organically raised products.

Boutique Beer Production - In Argeles there is an organic beer producer where you can go for tastings and have light tapas with your chosen beer.

Markets abound everywhere almost every day in this area and also over the border in Spain. Vide Grenier are like 'car boot' sales. Details at Tourist Offices, St Cyprien and also Perpignan www.perpignanfr.com/tourist-information Place François Arago, 66000 Perpignan, France Brocante market in Perpignan every Sunday languedoc.angloinfo.com/whatson/.../antiques...perpignan/

Duty Free or low tax shopping in Spain on border with France La Jonquera and Le Perthus. Andorra is possible to do in a very long day.


Montpelier, 2 hrs, Toulouse 2.5 hrs, Carcassone 1.30 hrs. Beziers approx. 1.15hrs. Girona 1.15hrs, Barcelona 2+hrs.

Perpignan 20-30 mins. (time is by driving). There is public transport from all airports except Beziers. rent-a-cars available at airports, train stations, and other city locations. Bus from Perpignan Airport to St Cyprien with one change- M-S.

1Euros buses go everywhere even up into the Cerdagne.

Ferry- nearest is Portsmouth-St Malo - drive from St Malo approximately 8-9hrs. depending on speed and stops.


Elne is 5km (train ) St Cyprien Village 2.5kms. St Cyprien Plage 1km

Aqualand is 5 mins by car. Canet is 5kms. Perpignan 20 kms, local bus goes there. Driving about 20mins.

Further Details:

As above- local shops are 2 mins from the apartment. Open from April to October, also small Casino supermarket. Larger supermarkets approx. 1-3 kms away by car/St Cyprien Plage has a large selection of shops and restaurants. Here is the Chemist/Pharmacy, Post Office, Banks, Tourist Office, water tours, boat hire (all types). There is a cinema in Elne and Argeles featuring VO movies- original language is English= movie in English with French subtitles. Perpignan is 45 mins by local bus or 20 mins by car. Two large cinema complexes there and in summer, weekly music events. Many music festivals in the summer throughout area. Check at Tourist Office as festivals do abound in this part of the world both locally and over the border into Spain. Ceret is especially interesting, it is in the mountains, 30 mins by car and is famous for being a centre of painting at the start of the 20th century along with Collioure, which is also a must. It is possible to walk there across the cliffs from Le Racou beach then take the boat back to Argeles Port (park the car at Le Racou). Villeneuve de la Rahou (www.villeneuve-de-la-raho.fr) has a nice lake, kayak rentals and it's safe to children & protected from wind Many, many wineries nearby, established since Roman times. Elne is a very ancient village and was a stopover by Hannibal and his elephants.Cathar castles a bit further afield in Aude valley. Possible in a day's drive. Queribus and Peyrepertuse - www.chateau-peyrepertuse.com- is spectacular and worth the hair raising drive up! Carcassonne is a must and also a 'full' day's excursion. The Little Yellow Train takes one up & around the spectacular death defying gorges of the Capcir valley into the beautiful Cerdagne & Mt Louis- 1500m high-really long day but worthwhile. O/night stay best.Spain is nearby- 40 mins by car via the D618 & autoroute. Figueras with it's Dali museum. 'aiguamolls de l'empordà 'for bird watching www.empordaturisme.com - vast national aqua park. Cadaques by the windy & dramatic coastal route, or via the autoroute and then Roses, Classical horses, to ride. Many truly ancient small towns which can be visited in a circular route, starting at Girona. All in a day's drive. Much more information in the apartment.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn
12 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Xmas-New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
18 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Shoulder Season
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 1
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Linen per person £8
Refundable Damage Deposit £190

Deposit of 25% required to secure booking, final payment 6-7 weeks before arrival. PayPal or bank transfers- in sterling or EUROS- acceptable. note: the security deposit-held till 7 working days after departure- covers damages/excessive cleaning. This is £180 (200E)
Linen CAN BE PROVIDED as follows: ONE SET p.person 10E. (£8.50) Contact owner if required. "COLD WEATHER HEATING" not included in price. Apartment is electrically heated in colder weather (usually-6 E per day)
Changeover Day: SATURDAY in shoulder/high seasons. other seasons/off season- shorter stays possible. please contact
Notes on prices: 'early bird' discount on bookings before Dec 7th. discount for long term rentals from 3 weeks. Internet provided -with French TV+English channels via internet. Adult/child DVDs/. Beach towels available for small suppl.
A/C- please note, due to Management Rules, the outlet box is mounted on the balcony floor which makes the balcony VERY HOT when running -advice: best used when necessary & cautiously for outside comfort in summer.

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From the Owner

I bought this particular apartment as it is very well located to transport amenities.However, the apartment itself is quiet,overlooking the marina/garden so although public transport is nearby, there is not the usual rushing and noise of passing traffic. It's a great area for families. With many family centred activities.Numerous shops 2 mins walk from the front door. More activities and shopping than can possibly be explored in one or two stays. The mountain valleys are spectacular, particularly in Spring, with plenty of walks all levels, also all areas-along seacoasts to mountain peaks.The nearby bus can, with a connection, take you to the Perpignan airport.It can also take you to the RR at Perpignan where you can take the TGV to Paris/Barcelona. Via train from Narbonne and Montpelier it is possible to connect to many other areas of France. There is water, water everywhere, with a large pool, lagoon and sea. Sailors can hire a boat easily and golfers can try out the challenging St Cyprien Golf Course. Not to mention the numerous seafood restaurants and local produce for 'foodies' . There is also, by the way, a very good selection of gluten free and vegetarian products in the supermarkets and there are in fact, 'Bio' shops around which cater to both person's wanting organic products of all types and those on vegetarian diets. But what we all like the best is the wonderful blue skies and mild weather. A note on the wind, being near several mountain ranges with wide valleys there is the inevitable Tramontana which does blow, mostly in March and November. This is true for both the north and south of the Pyrenee mountains in this region. However, when it does, the skies are always cloudless and it is possible to find a sheltered area to explore when this happens. Collioure is one such place. Beaches are best visited in the morning and then the pool in the afternoon. For market information: http://anglophone-direct.com/markets-in-perpignan/

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront


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

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 58 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with bath and shower over, 1 shower room with wc- Suitable for persons with disabilities. Washing machine in the bathroom. Heated towel rails in both.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with standard European double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Cot and high chair also available. No extra charge.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: INTERNET service in apt & in the cafe at the Centre commercial. TV with French TV/Internet English channels. Outside: 2 balconies with chairs & tables. Outdoor dining overlooking the marina. Large swimming pool with changing rooms and showers. Allocated parking space behind secured entrance gates. Additional parking in The Centre Commercial de Capellans, 2 mins from apt. Fresh baguettes etc available from 7.45AM.Casino supermarket, fishmonger, butcher, fresh local fruit & vegetables, cheese shop, wine shop (by the bucket or bottle!!) bar, cafe, ice cream/Glacier, holiday wear shops, tapas bar, restaurants, newsagent, pizza takeout (2). These shops make up cooked 'daily' specials to buy and takeout to heat at home. Local boat stops several times a day. Local resort train outside the Centre Commercial bus stop to whisk you around the resort and to Aqualand. Beach is walking distance but parking available also. Restaurants/cafe on the beaches all summer. Jardin du Plantes across the road tennis/gym at Stade du Capellans also across the road. Boats/kayaks/bikes for hire. Utility Closet: Vacuum cleaner, brushes, brooms, mop, buckets, cleaning materials, cloths etc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / 2 Towels and set of sheets are available for £8.50 pp (10E pp) Beach towels available 2.50 E. Water, electricity included (NOT heating) Inclusive Maid service provided on checkout. Extra maid service possible by arrangement Other: Double bed with balcony, south facing overlooking garden and quiet marina. Memory foam topper available as required. Twin room, two beds with memory foam topped mattresses. Pull out quality couch mattress. Balconies: North:overlooking marina and views towards the sea. Cool in summer. South: mostly all day sun. Minimal traffic sounds

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