LARGE LUXURY HOUSE IN CARCASSONNE CENTER WITH GARDEN

Sue Gordon & Jeannine Gauthier

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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LARGE LUXURY HOUSE IN CARCASSONNE CENTER WITH GARDEN

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4 bedroom 3.5 bath house with garden, sleeps 9, walk to town & Cité

Beautiful and luxurious stone house in the center of Carcassonne, with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms - perfect for large families or groups of friends.

The traditional 2-story design from the 1860s has been recently updated to offer the best of both worlds. Maison Juliette spans 290 m2 (3000 sq.ft.) of living space. The ground floor includes a newly remodeled kitchen that is fully equipped for gourmet cooking, a dining room that seats 12, two living rooms, plus a half bath. The upper floor includes 4 bedrooms with fireplaces and 3 full bathrooms. Three of four bedrooms can have either single or queen beds. The house sleeps 9 people comfortably.

A landscaped garden offers a beautiful oasis where you can enjoy the outdoors in privacy. The summer kitchen and garden dining area provide a casual and comfortable setting for enjoying meals outdoors.

The Cité is a 1km walk to the east, and the commercial centre of Carcassonne is a 500m walk to the west. Experience a different kind of holiday - luxury in the center of a lively city, an easy walk to everything.

Carcassonne area golf & ski: Carcassonne is ideally located in southwest France, only 45 min. from the Mediterranean beaches, an hour and a half from the Pyrenees ski resorts, and an easy 3-hr drive to Barcelona, Spain.

Most of the ski resorts of the Eastern Pyrenees are easily accessible from Carcassonne: Font Romeu, Les Angles, Andorra and Ax-les-Thermes.

Situated close to the medieval town, the Carcassonne Golf Club well deserves its reputation as a course of international standard. The 18 hole course totals 5800 meters (6280 yds), with a par of 71, and is open all year round.

Carcassonne water sports, cycling and motorcycling: The Aude River, only 100m from Maison Juliette, offers great kayaking. Several companies offer white water rafting and canoeing trips.

Lac de la Cavayère is a small recreational lake just 6km from Maison Juliette. With its sandy beaches, lifeguard-protected swimming areas, fishing, picnic areas, grass walking paths, this lake is a true haven of peace, freshness and delight.

Carcassonne is a wonderful area for bicycling. In fact, many world-class cyclists have chosen to make their home in the area between Carcassonne and Barcelona. Two of the owners of Maison Juliette are cyclists, so please contact us for suggestions on cycling routes in the area.

If you prefer two-wheeled touring with an engine, there are many wonderful motorcycling roads in the area. Three of four owners are also motorcyclists, so we'll be glad to offer you our route maps.

Local events and festivals: Every year, Carcassonne hosts several major festivals - Jazz Week in April, the Festival of Music in June, Festival of the Cité in July, fabulous fireworks on Bastille Day (July 14), Spanish Week in August, Nautical Jousting in September, and a Christmas Festival in December.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Coming to France for our 20th wedding anniversary was an excellent idea! Brought our 3 girls and were joined by brother and sister for part of the week. Enjoyed lots of things in Carcassonne: La Cité [day & night] O2 Adventure [3 hours of fun & challenge - ropes, zip lines, log walking - WOW!], day trip to Barcelona [3 hr drive], castle tour at La Cité, cooking class at 42 rue Victor Hugo with Peter Woodcock, eating & drinking [Restaurant St. Jean in La Cité, Adalaide next to St. Jean, Jardin en Ville, Chateau de Pennautier, Epi dOvalie pastries, La Mine Celine sandwiches, La Magnac restaurant], cute womens clothes at Chatteak near Place Carnot. Thanks, Eric, for letting us know about your Maison!
Jul 2012
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Sue Gordon & Jeannine Gauthier

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Maison Juliette is owned by two California couples: Eric and Jeannine and their good friends, Ian and Sue. Eric grew up in Paris and always dreamed of owning a second home in the south of France. His wife Jeannine was easily convinced of the wisdom of this idea :-), and their enthusiasm soon infected their close friends, Sue & Ian.

Sue Gordon & Jeannine Gauthier purchased this house in 2008

We wanted a vacation home in the center of a small city - walking distance shops, restaurants and tourist sights - so we could relax and experience the European pedestrian-centered lifestyle, and our teenagers could be independent but still safe. Carcassonne is friendly city with about 50,000 residents. The Cite is the largest restored castle in all of Europe, attracting three million visitors each year. Carcassonne is far enough south that the weather is temperate all year. The beach is only a 45-minute drive away - unless you count the lake, which the locals call 'Carcassonne Beach' :-).

Walk to everywhere! And if you really want a rental car, there's plenty of free on-street parking directly in front of the house.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

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MAISON JULIETTE

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a fabulous week in this wonderful house! It's a stunning, large, spotless and very comfortable house full of character. Very well equipped for our party of 7 with a great South facing courtyard area. Within very easy walking distance of both parts of town and fantastic countryside surrounding.
Jeannine, the owner was extremely helpful with information and the site is totally accurate. Thank you!!
Susie, Manchester.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We're happy that Susie enjoyed Carcassonne and Maison Juliette. We've been renting our holiday home for a year now, and we love to share this beautiful corner of France with our guests.
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Large luxury house in Carcassonne center with garden
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WELL PRESENTED AND SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION.

  • 4 of 5
The house was clean and well presented with excellent facilities. The outside courtyard is a feature of the house but is let down by a lack of garden maintenance. Carcassonne is a lovely city and the house is in easy walking distance of all major attractions including the river, the canal, the Citie and Bastide.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Large luxury house in Carcassonne center with garden
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Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
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WONDERFULLY LARGE!

  • 5 of 5
Maision Juliette is a truly wonderful home! 3000 square feet includes everything travelers need including four bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths as well as service for 12! Both owners and caretaker answered every question - including the need for a new French press and a rail strike - with helpful suggestions and immediate responses. The home is as described. We found maps, books filled with recommendations, and wanted for nothing! We took a day trip suggested by the owners and found ourselves in beautiful French countryside driving a magnificent mountain road through a gorge and to a Hermitage - outstanding suggestion. Dining suggestions posted inside the home brought us to delightful Moroccan and Alsatian food. Carcassonne, although we stayed a week, is really a three-day trip unless you include wine-tasting [we did] and day-trips. Our only complaint was lack of air-conditioning on the days the weather and the humidity hovered at 90 F, luckily each bedroom included a fan so we were a little more comfortable. Clearly, the owners have given great thought to the needs of their guests. To end, we highly recommend the home and suggest renting a car for day trips.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: We are glad our June guests enjoyed their stay in Carcassonne!

While Maison Juliette is located close enough to town that no car is required, when we are staying there for a week, we usually rent a car for a few days to visit Cathar castles, Gorge du Galamus, and neighboring villages.

Maison Juliette does not have air conditioning, and average high temperatures in Carcassonne in July-August are 80F/28C. However, the house has operable shutters on all windows, and our house handbook has instructions on how to best use the shutters to keep the house cool during the day. We also provide a fan in each bedroom, which helps keep you cool at night.
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Large luxury house in Carcassonne center with garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401511
+1 408.568.4034
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
5

MAISON JULIETTE REVIEW

  • 5 of 5
We spent four lovely nights in Maison Juliette. All was as described in the literature we had read before arriving and the house was beautifully equipped. Everything was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed sitting out in the secluded garden and enjoying some of the many dvds provided. When we needed assistance with a small maintenance issue, help was immediately on hand. The location of the property is ideal for grocery shopping, restaurants, travelling in the locality and to Spain (we spent two nights in Barcelona before getting the train to Carcassonne). Our family (2 adults, 3 young people aged 14, 12 and 9) would happily stay in Maison Juliette again.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Large luxury house in Carcassonne center with garden
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p401511
+1 408.568.4034
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
5

BEAUTIFUL CENTRAL CITY HOUSE - FABULOUS

  • 5 of 5
Spent a fabulous week in Maison Juliette with my family, easy to find and central to all that Carcassonne can offer. Found it difficult to leave house as it offered all one could ask from a holiday home (a home away from home). The house offered all one could ask in terms of appliances, kitchen set up, living space and bedrooms. The fans in the bedroom were a must at night but it was 30C and the fans worked a treat good nights sleep had by all. I would recommend this property to anyone and hope I can stay again soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Large luxury house in Carcassonne center with garden
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+1 408.568.4034
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
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A WONDERFUL BASE TO EXPLORE THE REGION!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time at Maison Juliette and very much enjoyed the whole region! The house is very spacious and ideally located in a quiet area, yet just a short walk from the river (where we saw the stunning 14th of July fireworks), the old city, shops, etc. The house also has a wonderful garden/terrace where we enjoyed many dinners and summer evenings. One week was definitely not enough, and we hope to be back another time!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Salvaza Airport at Carcassonne
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A61
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Narbonne plage and other Mediterranean beaches
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Many bars/pubs within a 1 km walk
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Font Romeu in the Pyrenees
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf de Carcassonne (18 holes, 5800m)
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Over 100 restaurants within a 1 km walk
Car: not necessary

Maison Juliette is situated in the heart of Carcassonne, midway between the medieval walled Cité and the Bastide St. Louis, Carcassonne's commercial center. No car is required - enjoy a different kind of holiday in the centre of a lively city.

• The riverbank, with its beautiful walking paths offering views of the Cité is only 100m from the house.

• Numerous restaurants and bakeries are within a 500m walk. An internet cafe is within 300m; the post office is 400m, and several ATMs are within 500m.

• The Canal du Midi, which runs from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, is also just 500m from Maison Juliette.

• There's a small swimming lake (Lac de la Cavayère) just 6 km, with lifeguard-protected swimming area, picnic tables, volleyball courts and zip lines.

• Most popular ways to get to Carcassonne:

1) Fly into Carcassonne airport on RyanAir (UK's budget airline) from Brussels, London/Stanstead and many other UK cities.

2) Fly into Toulouse and take a 1-hour train to Carcassonne, or simply rent a car and drive. The Carcassonne train station is 700m from the house. If you arrive by train with only a small rolling bag, you can easily walk to the house, or catch one of the taxis that line the street in front of the train station.

3) Fly into Barcelona and take a 3-hr train (or drive) to Carcassonne.

4) Fly into Paris, stay a few days to see that beautiful city, and take the 5-hr TGV (high-speed train) to Carcassonne.

5) Combine strategies 2 and 4 - you can often fly into Paris and out of Toulouse (or vice-versa) for about the same cost as a round-trip. Then just take the TGV one-way to/from Paris.

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Availability & Rates

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Carcassonne City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High - summer
Jul 3 2014 - Sep 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
€325
From
€400
Fri,Sat
€1,600
 
 
Mid - fall
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€260
From
€325
Fri,Sat
€1,300
 
 
Low - winter
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€180
From
€225
Fri,Sat
€900
€2,700
 
 
Mid - Xmas / New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
 
 
Low - winter
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
€180
From
€225
Fri,Sat
€900
€2,700
 
 
Mid - spring
Mar 28 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
€260
From
€325
Fri,Sat
€1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €500
Notes Discount of 300 €/week offered for 2nd and later weeks offered all year.

Payments via credit card, bank transfer in euros, or checks in USD.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Carcassonne City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 290 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Private (en-suite) shower room for master bedroom
    Family bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Double sinks. Blue & green bedrooms have doors to this BA.
    Ground floor WC - toilet , Memorable tile floor & wallpaper in this half bath!
    Pink shower room - toilet , shower , Small private (en-suite) shower room for pink bedroom
  • The ground floor has a half bath (WC) for convenience. The upper floor has three full bathrooms, all remodeled in 2012. The master bedroom has private bathroom with shower enclosure & bidet. The smallest pink bedroom also has a private bathroom with shower enclosure. Finally, there is a large full bath that is shared by the blue & green bedrooms, which includes double sinks, a bidet and tub/shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Blue bedroom - 1 queen , Fireplace. Bed can convert to 2 singles. Shared bathroom.
    Pink bedroom - 1 queen , Fireplace. Private bathroom.
    Green bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Fireplace. Sleeps 3, dbl+single or 3 singles. Shared bath.
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Fireplace & private bath. Bed can convert to 2 singles.
  • Each bedroom has a marble fireplace and a large window opening either to the garden or the street view. Three bedrooms have large (160cm) beds that can be converted to two single beds , so we can easily accommodate a mix of couples and singles. Just let us know your preference when booking. The largest green bedroom can be configured with either a queen-sized bed (160x200) plus a single bed (80x200) or three single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Yard
  • Bicycles ...
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
House has 12 foot (4m) ceilings throughout. Mosaic terrazzo floors on the ground floor; original wood floors in the rest of the house. Wonderful curved wooden doors in library and green bedroom. Double-glazed windows throughout, so house stays cool during the summer and warm during winter.
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