5 Bedrooms, 2 baths, pool, garden, in village with all amenities. Beach 2 miles.
Jon & Gaynor Howes
- English, French....a little, getting better
About Jon & Gaynor Howes
We love France and the French people and have spent many years holidaying in the Languedoc with our four children. It has always been a dream of ours to own a place close the Mediterranean with access to beautiful countryside, wines & seafood. That dream has now become a reality. This is a real luxury for us, so we hope it will be for you too!
Jon & Gaynor Howes purchased this House in 2015
Why Jon & Gaynor Howes chose Vendres
We live in an old house in the UK, which is great, but can get a bit dusty and is an effort to keep clean and tidy. We were therefore looking for a house that was a little easier to manage. This house is about 20 years old, is a great size; with a lovely south facing garden & pool; views of the Med upstairs. It is secure and private, yet not isolated. Being on the edge of a village, with all amenities within walking distance is fantastic. Yet it is a few minutes from wonderful beaches of Valras and Vendres Plages with activities galour, the nature reserve of Vendres Etang, the Canal du Midi and the vibrant resort of Valras Plage. So there is plenty to do, with attractions to suit all tastes (young and old) yet in a peaceful surrounding.
What makes this House unique
Spacious house & garden. Lovely pool. Catering, airport pickups and shopping options avaialable. Well stocked, (really important for us, having rented for many years) In a village with plenty of facilities. Beach very close by, 10 mins in car with easy parking even in the height of Summer. 15 mins by bike. Huge beaches with restaurants and bar, plus water sports centres. You can cycle to the beach if necessary. Valras with is supermarkets and open air market open everyday all year round selling seafood, amongst everything else, is a real bonus. Easy access to train, airport and motorway. Plus Montpelier, Carcassone, Perpignan, Narbonne and everything the area has to offer. We have fantastic house keepers who keep an eye on the property for us.They can offer pick ups from the airport and food & drink supplies for your arrival & catering from a professional chef! .
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Outside, but not in the house pleaseOutside, but not in the house please
Max guests: 10
- Cancellation Policy: is not as per Homeaway website, which is very inflexible. Details are all in contract of rental.
Perfect home for a chill vacation
With the warm weather, blue skies, we spent a lot of time in the pool and had all meals outside. The house is a mini-paradise. The home and property is very clean. The pool area can be closed off at night, which makes it very safe with young kids. The hosts are very responsive. The lovely backyard, a patio, lounge area, bright flowers and grass makes it a dream to read, chat or play outside. While the town is pretty small, it still has a few good shops and a market a few days a week. We had a lovely holiday. Thank you!
Very pleasant stay
We enjoyed a lovely week here! The house is well equipped and the house provided an excellent spacious safe environment for children.
Having the pool cover was super because you could be safe in the knowledge the children could roam freely and safely and they equally loved the pool - much swimming was done!
Lovely large areas for enjoying meals and an evening drink and the area is excellently places for visits to Montpellier and Valras-Plage was a real treasure.
The French people in the area were super friendly and helpful and we would definitely think of coming back again!
Thank you for creating a lovely comfortable space!
What a stay !!
The house is very nice and warmfull.
Jon is a very good host.
Thanks to Barbara too.
We really enjoyed our stay
Very good experience.
Nice house, well equiped. Little attentions were appréciatif. The owner and Barbara the housekeeper are really friendly and at our service.
We spent a really good moment for Christmas with our Family.
We were a family group of 7 covering 4 generations. Everyone had a great time enjoying the pool, the nearby beach and the local village.
The villa is very well set up and in a great location. We would highly recommend the in-house meal service as they were very good with Mike and Barb being the perfect hosts.
Would definitely return. Many thanks for a lovely holiday.
Built on the outskirts of Vendres about 15 years ago, the house has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms(baths & showers) 2 separate WCs, kitchen & a large lounge/dining room.
Outside there is an enormous terrace for outdoor eating and chilling in the evening, a large beautiful mature garden with figs, pomegranites & other fruits. A gardener attends all year round. There is automatic watering (arrosage) which keeps the lawn very green. BBQ.
A 10 x 4 pool, with a dome cover. The water is saline, which is really soft & easy on the skin & eyes, much nicer than chlorine & absolutely nothing like the sea! The cover keeps the pool immaculate & incredibly warm. It also extends the season for using the pool.
There are two downstairs bedrooms; 1 twin & 1 kingsize. Upstairs 3 bedrooms are a twin, a double & a kingsize, so sleeps 10 comfortably.
There are also 2 foldaway beds, to allow some flexibility, which adults could use, but probably better for those under 6'. There is also a travel cot & highchair available on request(need own linen).
Fans available for the bedrooms; wooden shutters on all windows; double glazing; pull down mosquito blinds if you want to keep windows open at night in the summer.
Large lounge/diner has table for 10, corner sofa, other chairs, coffee table etc. Reversible air-conditioning. Two patio doors to terrace. TV etc
The village centre is a 5 min walk & has the following facilities: mini supermarket(Vidal) & boulangerie open 7 days; cave; pizzeria; hairdressers; tabac; post office; restaurant; pharmacy; cafe/bar. There is also a small traditional market Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday mornings, from June to Sep.
Best supermarkets are large Carrefour in Serignan(open 7 days), Lidl & other shops.
Valras is a vibrant town with a great holiday feel & a whole host of restaurants & shops. A market open every day of the year with numerous stalls selling fresh produce: coquillages, charcuterie, boulangerie, epsicerie. All very helpful & friendly.
We can arrange Beziers airport pick ups and also food & drink welocme packs bought prior to your arrival.
Cold drinks already in the fridge!
Beach: Vendres beach is huge, quiet & has facilities. There are a number of parking areas nearby, but you do have to walk across the nature reserve for about 5 mins. There is a bar/restaurant/beach club, plus water sports centre, toilets & showers. Sand is fine & sea quite shallow for a good distance. Great for all ages. You can see the Med from the property so it is all of a 5 min drive (3 miles). There are good cycle paths as well.
Valras: Lively beach resort with activities all year. Plenty of restaurants & shops. If you like sea food there is an abundance here. The fresh food market is open every day of the year & has pretty much everything you will need.
Kayaking: one of our favourite days out on the Herault Aude or Orb.
Some beautiful towns to visit (Carcassonne, Pezenas, Montpellier), Castles & Abbeys, Domains and even Spain.