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A permanently moored House Boat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Moored In The Turning Basin In Aigues-Mortes

Title: Hausboot in ruhiger Lage mit einmaligem Panoramablick – Haustiere


Die Saul Nomad wurde im Jahr 2002 von der renommierten Neilsen´s of

Gloucester-Werft gebaut. Genießen Sie den luxuriösen Stil einer

holländischen Herrenyacht von 1890 - mit allen Annehmlichkeiten des 21.

Jahrhunderts wie Klimaanlage, 230 Volt Stromanschlüsse und WLAN. Zwei

Kabinen mit Satelliten-TV stehen für Sie bereit, eine Master-Kabine mit

Doppelbett und Bad sowie eine Kabine mit Etagen-Kojen. Eine voll

eingerichtete Küche mit Backofen, Grill und Spülmaschine steht ebenso zur

Verfügung wie eine Waschmaschine und ein Trockner. Auf dem geräumigen Deck

finden Sie einen Essplatz sowie Liegestühle mit einmaligem Blick auf die

mittelalterliche Stadtmauer der berühmten Festungsanlage von Aigues

Mortes. Angeln von Deck sowie in dem vom Kapitän angelegten Garten am Ufer

der Rhone ist erlaubt. Bei kühlerem Wetter können Sie Ihr Frühstück im

gemütlichen Steuerhaus einnehmen und dabei den Entenfamilien auf dem

Wasser zuschauen.

(Verträgliche) Haustiere sind hier ausdrücklich willkommen! Der Kapitän

lebt mit seinen drei Katzen und einem Ara mit an Bord und ist rund um die

Uhr verfügbar, um Ihren Aufenthalt auf der Saul Nomad so angenehm wie

möglich zu gestalten. Parkplätze sind kostenlos verfügbar.

Die Saul Nomad liegt fest vertäut am Ende der ruhigen Rue du Port, zu Fuß

sind es nur wenige Minuten bis in die belebte Altstadt von Aigues Mortes

mit ihren vielen Restaurants und Cafes, die zum Verweilen einladen. Der

weitläufige Strand von Grau du Roi ist in nur 4 Kilometern erreichbar.

Aigues Mortes liegt im westlichen Teil des Nationalparks der Camargue mit

rosa Flamingos, Kormoranen und einer großen Vielfalt an Wasservögeln.

Neben der Stadt beginnen die Salinen, in denen das bekannte „Fleur de Sel“

hergestellt wird.

Built in 2002, in the style of a classic 25 meter dutch barge. Fitted out by the renowned Neilsen's of Gloucester (They recently renovated Nelson's HMS Victory), in Sapele, teak and iroko hardwood, white gloss painted pine T&G, and varnished pine floors. in the style of an 1890' gentleman's yacht, but with all the accoutrements of the 21st century. This is a one and a half million dollar ship! Air conditioned, We offer two furnished cabins for rent.There is a washing machine and dryer. We have constant 230 volt power going to British plugs, but continental adapters are freely available.. The captain lives aboard, along with three cats and a parrot, and is available 24/7 to help you. There is free parking

More Details

John Smethurst
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, poor french, but my French girl friend helps here.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About John Smethurst

I built the barge in Gloucester, with some help! We started in 2002, and finished the fit out in 2005. We sailed from Gloucester to the from London to Calais. We cruised a few thousand kilometers around France, and then finally moored here in Aigues-Mortes in 2007. I had previously spent 35 years in the Fashion all aspects.

John Smethurst purchased this house boat in 2002

Why John Smethurst chose Camargue - Costieres

I have put my heart and soul into this magnificent project. I want to share this pleasurable experience with you. We have dropped our prices for 2017. We recognise that things are not fantastic economically. Our ship is not suitable for the cutoff is under 13 years old. We do not are permanently moored.

What makes this house boat unique

I am only letting out two cabins on my luxury barge. On one side of the ship is the 'Canal Maritime' Built originally in Medieval times by King Louis, so his ships could quickly access the sea, and where two Crusades departed from. Beyond our quay, is a small lane. The 'Route du Mole', but which Google for some inexplicable reason calls 'La Rayette'! It is bordered by a field that is the start of the National Park. (La Marette). The main benefit of our mooring is that we are quiet because there is not much traffic but. we are only twelve minutes walk from the center of Aigues-Mortes. The floodlit ramparts dominate the view from our decks. After ten years we are surrounded and accepted by the wildlife. If you love nature and prefer some luxury, we are for you!


Aigues-Mortes House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , adjoins midship's cabin
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , on deck.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite to master cabin. Equipped with a Douchette.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ensuite shower/w.c.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , twin bunks
  • No children under 12 years.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
we have two well appointed cabins available for rent. the two cabins are available for 80 euros per night. the captain, plus three cats and an amazon parrot liveaboard.


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A permanently moored House Boat
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Lovely houseboat in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We spent an excellent couple of days on board the Saul Nomad enjoying John's excellent hospitality, walking into the gorgeous walled town of Aigues Mortes and taking boat trips along the rivers and canals.

Saul Nomad is very comfortable and well-equipped (air con, satellite TV, Wifi...) and John is a great host.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Hébergement original, et des plus sympathiques grâce à l'hospitalité de l'hôte.

  • 5 of 5

Les quatre jours que nous avons passé à trois (plus le chien) sur le Saul Nomade, la péniche de John ont été confortables, avec vue imprenable sur les remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. Notre hôte était chaleureux et discret à la foi. Chaudement recommandé !

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Original holidays and original owner. He is a lovely man!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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logement dans son jus ...trés agreable reposant avec un proprietaire hyper sympathique

  • 5 of 5

tres jolie bateau chambres confortables vue magnifique sur la citadelle ...proche du centre touristique tres bon moment partager avec john le proprietaire son perroquet et ses 3 chats fort sympathiques..ideal pour le farniente la pêche a bord .

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Un barco precioso. Un capitán interesante.

  • 4 of 5

El barco está atracado frente a la muralla de Aigues-Mortes. Es cómodo y elegante. Se comparte la cocina-salón con el capitán. Es inglés, muy amable e interesante. Se trata de un formato bed and breakfast, aunque compartimos cocina, cerveza, vino y el salón. Una gran experiencia.

It's an opportunity to stay at an elegant ship and share time and space with a great english person and captain.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
la grande motte
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
grau du roi
Car: necessary

Aigues-Mortes is a renowned walled medieval town. It was a base for the seventh and eighth crusades. Barbarossa anchored his fleet off its shores. Lawrence of Arabia studied here before WWl. Ernest Hemingway was writing here in 1933, and returned in 1961 with house guests Ava Gardner and Jackie Kennedy.

Places of interest to visit are the seasalt works, The local manades where black fighting bulls are raised. (generally they do not get killed in the local form of 'bull fighting'. The bulls are controlled by the superb horsemanship of the gardians riding their characteristically white horses. We are surrounded by vineyards, and many welcome visitors. Every kind of watersport is catered for. Quadbiking, paintballing and so forth are only ten minute ride away.

Of course there are the long sandy beaches that stretch for miles/kilometers. There are busy beaches, quiet beaches, and nudist beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $11.76 per person per night

these rates are per cabin, and cover the charge for one person.occupying the master cabin. Each additional person will be charged 30 euros per night. Children charged at 10 euros per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.