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Stylish Stone House: private Roof Terrace, Designer kitchen, secure Parking

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

350 years’ old stone house with roof terrace in the center of beauitful Pézenas

100 sq meters / 1100 sq ft: 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, gorgeous sun drenched and night lit ROOF TERRACE for your exclusive use, secure parking, air conditioning, custom designed French kitchen fully equipped & stocked, stylish furniture locally sourced (no Ikea items!), luxury linen, WIFI, tv (+ dvd, movies, boardgames); and a generous welcome basket filled with local products.

We call this property "Porte 22", after its famous door and house number. Porte 22 is also your Gastronomique experience as you gather fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables from the local markets and prepare yourselves a delectable creative feast in your custom designed kitchen!

Porte 22's accommodation is located on the first floor of our three floor home. The first floor is reserved exclusively for holiday guests. Wooden beams, exposed stone, all just steps from the weekly town market.

Once you have let yourselves in and explored your living space, we will welcome you in person and share as much knowledge about Pézenas and the surrounding region as you require.

Fancy exploring the region by BIKE? Take out one of Porte 22's mountain bikes or Dutch-style city bikes during your stay and take yourselves into the surrounding vineyards.

NEIGHBOURHOOD:

French neighbours on all sides will have you living the full authentic French experience. Slip into the local life and make yourselves at home.

A charming French town featuring its very own 'Old Town' with cobbled streets, the region's largest weekly fresh market, a summer long festival, and a short drive to the Mediterranean coast.

PARKING:

A secured, locked parking garage is available for your use at no extra charge.

At Porte 22, enjoy authentic charm with a modern touch.

More Details

Owner
Louise
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, polish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About Louise

Passionate about France, travel, hosting, stylish yet comfortable living spaces, extra buttery french croissants, and everything about Pézenas.

Louise purchased this house in 2012

What makes this house unique

The secluded sen drenched roof terrace was the selling feature for this purchase and the most attractive amenity for our holiday guests. A rarity in Pézenas, it's a warm weather haven: private, quiet, view over neighbouring rooftops, sun and shade spots, stone walled, and no roof!

Guestbook comments from the owner

FIVE STARS from Keith, UK (Airbnb): We loved everything about Porte 22. The house is spacious, comfortable and full of character. Louise provides everything you could possibly need, as well as some lovely local treats on arrival. There are also plenty of local maps and information provided. Pézenas is a wonderful town with amazing shops and restaurants and it is all just a few steps away from the house, which we found really useful. There was plenty going on even though it was early in the season and the Saturday market was fantastic. Even though you are right in the middle of town it was still really quiet at night, so we all slept brilliantly. Louise communicated really well with us and made a lot of effort to make sure we had everything we needed. Overall we strongly recommend Porte 22. You will love it!
Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Montpelier - Car Rental or Private pick up
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Agde and Beziers
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A75
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Grau d'Agde and Marseillan plage
Car: not necessary

A charming French town featuring its very own 'Old Town' with cobbled streets, Pezenas is also host to the region's largest weekly fresh MARKET, a summer long street festival, and is just a short drive to the Mediterranean coast.

BEACH: Pezenas shuttle bus services available to the Mediterranean beach just 30mins away: Grau d'Agde or Marseillan Plage. Beach towels, beach mats, picnic bags and basket are provided.

Public bus service to neighbouring cities: Montpellier (50mins); Beziers; Agde

At home in Porte 22, sip local chilled wine on the sun-filled roof terrace...and be charmed...southern France style....

Amenities

Pézenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Hand sink included
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Italian shower with beach stones floor, large sink, cupboard
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 Queen bed - sleeps 2 2 Twin single beds 1 child cot with organic cotton bedding
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
At home in Porte 22 sip local wine on the sun-filled roof terrace...and be charmed...southern France style....

Reviews

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Stylish Stone House: private Roof Terrace, Designer kitchen, secure Parking
average rating of 4.864865 based on 48 reviews
Sacramento, CA
5

Wish I could move here......

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently had an opportunity to stay in this most beautiful apartment. We stayed for 4 nights but it was too short! When we arrived in Pezenas, we were greeted by Patty who gave us an excellent introduction to the apartment. She was delightful and very helpful! The apartment was very quiet and we slept well at night. The kitchen is stocked with the most beautiful dinnerware and Louise has thought of everything you could possibly need. Everything about the apartment is high end from the kitchen appliances, the modern bathroom, the bed linens and towels. Wifi reception was superb. We shopped at the butcher store down the street and the small grocer for vegetables. Don't miss the market on Saturday. We had fun cooking our meals and we ate our last dinner outside on the private rooftop patio. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would love to return again for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon, Your review makes us very happy indeed; thank you for taking the time to notice and to comment on so many details. We are continually finding ways to improve our guests' kitchen experience, for instance this weekend we'll be bringing a new fruit bowl and garlic press, all ready for your next visit! Our aim is to create a unique layout for a gastronomic as well as a rooftop experience for all to enjoy. See you next time!
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Columbia, South Carolina USA
5

A Jewel in a small village in the Languedoc

  • 5 of 5

Porte 22 is a lovely apartment right in the old city of Pezenas. We stayed there for 4 weeks and found it to be very comfortable. It is fully furnished to a high standard including the kitchen which is the place most overlooked by vacation rental owners. We love to cook and Louise had stocked the kitchen thoroughly. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower was excellent with plenty of hot water. The welcome basket was lovely. The correspondence with Louise before and during stay was always timely and helpful. Patty, who had oversight of the apartment during our stay, was available to welcome us and to answer our questions. The location is excellent for traveling to other areas. We took day trips to Spain as well as Les Baux-du-Provence to see the Carrieres Lumieres (a splendid light show), the Camargue region to see the salt flats and pink flamingoes. We also enjoyed Beizers (a fabulous meal at Oysters), Narbonne (a fun meal at Les Halles), Marseillan, a beautiful seaport and a great tour of Noilly Prat Distillery, Collioure (a postcard village on the coast) and several wonderful abbeys in the area. We loved having leisurely days in Pezenas to spend time in the great street market on Saturday and to eat at the local restaurants and buy gifts for the local artists. There's a great deal of history in Pezenas including Porte 222 which dates back to 1662. We highly recommend Porte 22

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Donna, Thank you kindly for your lovely review of our accommodation as well as of Pézenas and the surrounding areas. We enjoyed hearing about your many side trips and variety of activities you did during your stay. I think the two of you have taken the greatest advantage of your stay in the region than any guest to date! Happy onward travels.
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in or near Pezenas on many occasions and without any question Porte 22 is just the best. The location is perfect being only a couple of minutes stroll from all amenities. We were somewhat stressed when we arrived but after the warm friendly greeting from Patty we quickly realised what a good choice we had made in choosing Porte 22. Louise has done a superb job in renovating this stone house. It retains all of it's character and feels like a home. Everything is high quality and if there is anything you need but can't find, just look again, it will be there!

The stairs to the roof terrace were a challenge for my husband (he has a damaged ankle) but it was well worth the effort. There is a small second kitchen on the roof terrace, which is well supplied so it is only necessary to carry up any drinks or food you require.

We will certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just what we love to read from our guests! Thank you for your lovely feedback. Our friend Patty does a superb job of greeting our guests in our absence and we're pleased you found the same. Do come back, we'd love to have you again.
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5

An amazing experience for our first trip to France

  • 5 of 5

Porte22 is a wonderful place to experience the south of France. The amenities are excellent, the upstairs terrace was perfect and the bedroom was comfortable and very quite. Having a private parking stall was a huge benefit during the busy summer months in Pezenas.

The local shops and restaurants are great and have friendly staff.

We would recommend staying at Porte22 for any type of traveller.

Jason & Tracy

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jason & Tracy, we are so happy to have been your first accommodation in your first trip to France and that it was all to your liking. The terrace is the right place to heat up during the day and to call down in the evenings, so we are glad you took full advantage. You're right, the staff in the local restaurants are lovely, another asset to this town. Thank you again for the kindness and generosity you showed toward our friend Patty who checked you in and showed you around. See you next time!
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5

great ambiance in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This is my third visit to Pezenas so you can tell I love it there! We especially loved being upstairs, outside on the beautiful terrace - enjoying our rose wine and meals we prepared in a completely outfitted kitchen. The location is superb - right in the heart of town and a minute's walk from the old town. You couldn't ask for anything better!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Three times to Pezenas is a sure sign of your love for this town. So pleased you you saw it from a new angle - the rooftop terrace at Porte 22! The terrace and the kitchen are the two rooms we've put the most effort into, so your appreciation is our pleasure. A la prochaine, louise
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5

Beautiful Pezenas

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Porte 22 was perfect. From the welcome basket and personal meeting with Petti giving us pointers and places to visit and enjoy while in Pezenas it was perfect. The apartment was well stocked with exceptional furnishings that took care of all our needs. The roof terrace was a delight to enjoy at the end of the day. Thank you for the great 'home' in Pezenas.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay In Pezenas and especially at Porte 22, despite the sudden and unusual rainstorm you had to endure in the middle of your stay! You did well to lounge up on the roof terrace in the evening and that you'll have that memory of your stay. We'll be pleased to welcome you back!
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $294.36

Extension of stay: subject to availability, guests who wish to extend their stay after their arrival at Porte 22 can do so in euros cash.

Cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancellation must be made five full days prior to the local check in time (3:00 PM, if not specified) on the day of check in. For example, if check-in is on Friday, cancel must be communicated in writing to the host by the previous Sunday before check in time. If the guest cancels less than 5 days in advance, the first night is non-refundable and the remaining nights will be 50% refunded. If the guest has checked-in and decides to leave early, the nights not spent 24 hours after the cancellation occurs are 50% refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.