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Lakefront French Country Cottage in beautiful Gascony!

Jodi LaTourGites

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Jodi LaTourGites

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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Lakefront French Country Cottage in beautiful Gascony!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Cazaubon House Rental Photos and Description

Surrounded by nature-views of forests, fields & lake! 3 bedroom-for 6 guests

We are located in the heart of Gascony - for some of you, Gascony is the tale of d'Artagnan and the 3 musketeers, but for those of us lucky enough to have found this beautiful and yet, truly unspoiled/non-touristic part of southwest France, it is paradise...a region full of magnificent natural surroundings, chateaux, bastides, rolling hills, sunflowers, friendly people, and of course the Gascon cuisine, wines and armagnac! It leaves you with a feeling of wellbeing...that life has rolled on unruffled since d'Artaganan was a kid!

-Looking for something to do? Nearby villages: Chateau and wine tours-armagnac chai's, foie gras and pate artisans, gaming casino, farmers markets, try your hand at pentanque (Gasconne lawn bowling) visit village fetes or festivals, boutique shopping, antique/brocante hopping, and of course...the gastronomic delights of our local restaurants!

A bit further...: The beachs, Bordeaux (has the largest non-vehicle shoppng street in europe!), Toulouse-le ville en rose-such a fascinating city! Oh, and our favorite-The Pyrenees Mountains! We love going for a hike for the day during the spring summer, and every winter drive up with the family for a day ski! We have the best of everything at affordable prices!

The Home: The Lake Cottage is a comfortable place with open loft spaces and large barn windows to let the sunlight flood in. The bedrooms have comfortable beds with crisp linens and fluffy douvets, barn windows providing great views, solid wood floors from the area, with selections from local brocante/antique shops to give the cottage a 'french-country chic' look. All 3 bedrooms are upstairs.

On the main floor is the living space with a large cozy couch, book & DVD library, TV, stereo system and iPod dock. The dining area has views of the east lawn through the large glass french doors. The large farmhouse table has space for 6 hungry guests, and the kitchen just nearby is well equipped for the task! There is a large gas stove and double oven, microwave, dishwasher, Senseo coffee machine, toaster etc. and lots of counter-top space and cabinets! The bathroom has double sinks with an oak counter top and cabinet space, toilet, italian pebble floor, jet shower, and towel warmer. Under the stairs is the laundry area with washing machine and shelves with cleaning products. The wood stove provides ample heat for autumn or winter visitors taking advantage of the proximity of the slopes if just going for the day.

Wether you want to do all and see all, or just be totally stress free and relaxed, its even better knowing you can just sit on the terrace, a glass of wine in hand, while watching the geese fly over the lake, or seeing the kids run by as they explore the forest...the BBQ sizzling...this is it.. the Lake Cottage in Gascony Southwest France!

** We are very proud to announce that our NEW GYM is finished and ready for guests to enjoy the, free-weights, barbells and stereo system!

* Dont forget about July! Jazz in Marciac! We are only 45 minutes away, an event not to miss!

* Now taking bookings for 2013! Start early-dont miss out, last year was fully booked! Thank you VRBO!

September: The grape harvest! Be a part of it, and tour the local domains and chateaus! A great time to be in France!

-Visit my Facebook Page for local events: LaTour.Gites

-All our returning guests get a 10% discount!

**If you find our calendar is already blocked on the date you wanted, I have friends with gites available in the same area- dont miss the chance to visit Gascony!

Keywords: lake house, lakefront views, rural gascony, tranquil settings, rural gite, southwest france, holiday let, gite, vacation home, forest and vineyards, large garden, lakefront, cottage, fitness room, gym, self catering, country cottage

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jodi LaTourGites (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

About Jodi LaTourGites

'We have found the perfect, most magical place ever! ' Thats what we like hearing from our guests, although sometimes, it's said in dutch, spanish or even french!

Jodi (your hostess) has been in the 'gite' business for about 7 years, and loves it. 'As a retired firefighter from Miami, being here in France with my husband and kids was just what I relax, and tackle a new adventurous project! '

Jodi and Jim have 2 vacation homes for guests to enjoy and come back to year after year! 'This is good.... I can relax and enjoy 'la bonne vie' with family, friends and guests, (whom usually turn out as friends too! )

Jodi LaTourGites purchased this house in 2006

Why Jodi LaTourGites chose Cazaubon

We were very lucky to find this lost-in-time, rural part of SW France, where the people are friendly, the landscape is stunning, the food is amazing, and the air is pure.

The history and beauty of this area never ceases to amaze me, we're always exploring new villages and restaurants, enjoying the festivals and brocantes... I can't believe its been 11 years!

What makes this house unique

Just 6 minutes drive from us is a spa village with a large lake that has surveyed swimming and games, playground, picnic areas, large pool, sailing, rowing, paddle-boating, tennis and a snack bar. Our prices are affordable because we simply want folks to have a good time! If my family cant afford to stay at our cottage, then its too much!

The kids can run around outside and 'be kids' and adults have time to relax, and de-stress.. its good for the soul!

Seeking a bit of adventure? Agen has an adventure park called Walibi-beware of the wild rollercoaster! 1 1/2 to 2 hours drive are the beach's! Beautiful dunes and small beach villages are quite special. The Pyrenees Mountains! You don't have to be an expert climber to enjoy a great day in the mountains-the views are stunning-and you might be lucky enough to pass the local cows and horses grazing freely along the trails! Visit Basque villages such as Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the tiny harbor village rich in history and dotted with boutiques and restaurants where the food will not disappoint! For a vacation that is natural, relaxing, traditional...well just different and extraordinary, I think the Lake Cottage in Gascony is the place to be!

Guestbook comments from the owner

>This review is translated from french, added by Jodi A.

Excellent stay spent in the cozy house Bouillin, pierced by bad passing of auto problems to arrive, it was nice to relax and read in front of the warm soothing fire. Beautiful walks in the woods with autumn colors. swimming was good at Saint Jean de Luz. lots of mushrooms and chestnuts found in the forest, the area is superb!
Nov 2010
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Lakefront French Country Cottage in beautiful Gascony!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

French family holiday

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a fabulous holiday at la Tour. I can not recommend the place highly enough! Myself and my family picked the ideal spot for our first family holiday together in years. With the age group ranging from 21 - 61 there was there was enough space and variety to keep everyone happy. The house it's self is beautifully decorated and really well equipped and comfortable. We cooked most nights, used the barbecue to great avail and ate outside to make the most of the lovely weather. The view of the lake is really tranquill and is great fun for fishing and walks (though we didnt catch many fish!). There was also tons of indoor and outdoor games to entertain. It was the most relaxing holiday I've been on in years, getting away from tv, the Internet, newspapers and the ratrace for a week and getting back to nature!

The local area is great to expore too with lovely villages, great for food and plenty to do if you can drag yourself away from the lake and house! The host Jodi is also super helpful and friendly and made is feel very welcome even bringing us delicious eggs from her 4 chickens!

If you really want to get away from it all and have a great la tour!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Anne Marie! You have quite a wonderful family! Im so glad everyone had a great time, its groups like yours that make being a host fun!
Ridgway, Colorado

Charming gite, great location, helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week at the end of October with Jodi and Jim being exceptionally welcoming and helpful hosts. The gite itself is charming, very newly renovated, and renovated with attention to detail and comfort. It is exceptionally well equipped and ideally located for exploring the Armagnac region of Gascony. The lake view is spectacular, the gite is comfortable, the hosts are wonderful, and the region begs exploration. We also spent a day driving to St. Jean de Luz and also explored several Basque villages in the far southwest near the sea. There are numerous small, interesting villages in the region and the food is excellent. All in all it was a great week and we would certainly book here again if our travels bring us back to Gascony.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Orlando, Florida

September Decompression

  • 5 of 5

Carefully read the property description - this is your opportunity to absolutely get away from it all. This is a beautiful retreat from the noise and activity of a hectic life. We live in a quiet neighborhood in Florida, yet really noticed the "noise" when we returned (fans and A/C) and the lack of bird sounds throughout the day!

At the cottage you will awaken to the sound of ducks and geese in the lake, and can indulge in the fresh, cool air of the morning. Jodi is a wonderful host, and offerred fresh tomatoes, eggs and walnuts right from her yard - try the yellow cherry tomatoes for a surprising burst of flavor. And since the Lake Cottage used to be where foie gras was made, you must try the best of the best, just 4 Km north, off the road to Eauze, at Ferme Maunet. The self-guided tour around the farm is quite informational if you can read French, and the owner is a hoot!

Check out the Barbaton TI for local events and free concerts (village is filled with residents who are doing a "cure"); and Cauzebon for a neat picnic in the flower-filled park and the best baquette and pastry ever at the FP bakery on the right of the main square (open Sundays). Get on the Voie Verte (Rails to Trails) either behind the Notre Dame de Cyclistes for a nice 50-minute walk to Labastide d'Armagnac for lunch at the the crepery, or a stroll through active farmland from just above the Porte de Ville and the huge Barbotan thermal bath house (1 Km up the road to Les Mousketieres).

Save your driving for the daytime - the one lane (or less) country roads through cornfields higher than the car can be a bit dangerous at night, especially with locals who know where they are going! GPS does give some not-so-obvious shortcuts through tiny villages, despite wanting to take us directly through a cornfield on the way to the cottage from the nearest road. So enjoy the sunset while gently swinging on the hammock looking over the lake and decompress watching the tree leaves flicker in the late afternoon breeze ...

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review you two! It was such a pleasure having you at the Cottage! I have to admit, Ive learned a couple of new trails and places to visit from you! What adventurists! I hope you can come back and visit some time!
Sarasota, Florida


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Greg and Judy! You two were loads of fun! I almost forgot about that special spot in the Pyrenees! Caves, waterfalls and tunnels all in one hike...Ill have to add it to my list! Glad you liked Gascony and LaTour Cottage, hope to see you again soon! Jodi
Fort lauderdale,Florida

My favorite place

  • 5 of 5

This is my favorite place. I have been there two times and plan to go again in 2012. I love the feeling of the this part of france and this home. It is Very comfortable. The kitchen is have all upgraded appliances. The Lake is beautiful to wake up to with in the morning for a long walk. One of my favorite things is a bon fire at night to gaze at the millions of stars. We have been to the local villages that have such wonderful things to buy fresh produce, yummy pastries, clothes, soaps & flowers. The owners are honest and loving people you can tell they take care of the property with great care.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, we really enjoyed having you and your family at the "Lake Cottage". Looking forward to seeing you next year! By the way, Bob the Rooster misses you! Dont forget "Le Bon Vie" back in Florida! -Jodi and family at LaTour


Nearest Airport
118 Kilometres
Pau Airport-Uzein
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Eauze Golf
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Station in Mont-de-Marsan
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Labastide d'Armagnac - La Bastignac
Nearest Ski
195 Kilometres
Pyrenees Mountains
Nearest Beach
108 Kilometres
Mimizan Plage
Nearest Point of Interest
The Lake Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Creon Boulangerie
Nearest Point of Interest
Lagrange church
Nearest Point of Interest
Labastide d'Armagnac
Nearest Point of Interest
The French Farmhouse
Car: necessary

Nearby is a spa village with a casino, wonderful farmers market, and large lake for swimming, sailing, paddle boating, fishing etc. with heated pool and snack bar. During the summer months, village festivals are a must! Each one unique, and usually with the famous 'Course Landaise' where they dance with the bulls! (not hurt them) Delicious food, chateau visits and wine tasting, Adventure parks, and tree gliding fun for the kids..a great way to get to know the true southwest France! And dont forget the brocantes! (French antique shops) I myself cant keep away from them, and dont mind sharing the locations of the best ones!


Rates & Availability

From €78 Per night

Cazaubon House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2015 - Jan 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €20
Notes My rates are in euros
Well behaved pets allowed-max 2. There is a charge of 25 Euro per pet, payable on arrival.
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Cazaubon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted shower, and towel heater
  • Double sinks atop a solid wood counter top | cabinet and drawer space for large fluffy towels provided. Italian shower with jets | pebble floor | electric towel heater.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , There is space available for a baby bed/crib.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The third single bed has a pull-out mattress.
  • A child bed or baby crib and accessories available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Lake Cottage front lawn has seating areas, with a hammock that overlooks the lake, and a firepit for fun camp fires. There is a small pond just in front of the cleared forest which opens to the prairie and lake coastline. It is a very tranquil/natural place and you're almost sure to see deers, several varieties of birds and hawks-ducks and geese, beavers in the lake, bunnies and jackrabbits...and almost always a large carp jumping in the lake! There is an official walking/biking path just off our property that takes you around the lake, or further to view chateau's and lovely medieval villages. By car there are the small villages full of character, wine tastings at chateaus, the beach's, Basque coast, Pyrenees Mountains....Lovely Gascony!

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