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Sue Gordon & Jeannine Gauthier

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, Phone calls in English only please

Large luxury house in Carcassonne center with garden: 20% off Jun-Aug 2016!

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

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Overview

Carcassonne area House Rental Photos and Description

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 10, 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, with a flexible mix of single and double beds, and no sofabeds.

A freshly 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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sue Gordon & Jeannine Gauthier (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, Phone calls in English only please

About Sue Gordon & Jeannine Gauthier

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

Why Sue Gordon & Jeannine Gauthier chose Carcassonne area

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' :-).

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Large luxury house in Carcassonne center with garden: 20% off Jun-Aug 2016!
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An absolute gem in the South of France

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a delightful house in the beautiful South of France, go to Maison Juliette in Carcassonne.

Maison Juliette looked great online and we found it to be even better than we expected. It is a house of grand proportions, fitted out with everything that you need for a comfortable and luxurious holiday. We spent 3 glorious weeks there with our family - 3 generations including a 2 year old -and everyone was able to enjoy the stay. The upstairs bedrooms were easily insulated from the chatter of the delightful but early rising toddler who had plenty of space to play.

Carcassonne is a wonderful and interesting city in itself and Maison Juliette is perfectly placed to explore the new city and the old city and its citadel on foot.

It is also very easy to travel by car from Maison Juliette to the fabulous medieval towns, Cathar castles and beautiful beaches within 1 - 2 hours drive from Carcassonne. We loved: Minerve, Montolieu, Albi, Limoux, Colioure - and many others.

If you're a "foodie", you can access the many Michelin star restaurants within the area - we did and found that they happily catered for a 2 year old as well. We were also able to cook many great family meals at home in the well equipped Maison Juliette kitchen - we put the cookbook (supplied in the house) to very good use during our 3 week soujourn!

We couldn't recommend Maison Juliette more highly. It was a privilege to stay there. 10 stars!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
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5

Todo genial

  • 5 of 5

La casa es impresionante, localizada en buena zona para recorrer Carcassonne, y con todas las comodidades necesarias para pasar unas buenas vacaciones.

Geoff estuvo siempre pendiente de cualquier necesidad.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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A wonderful family retreat in Carcassonne

  • 5 of 5

I searched for a house to accommodate our large family party in Carcassonne and I was happy to make contact with the owners of Maison Juliette. They promptly communicated in the lead up to the booking, and were very willing to make adjustments to our bedding requirements. The point of contact in Carcassonne was a friendly and knowledgeable (and English speaking!) man, who met us at the appointed hour, gave us a comprehensive tour of the house and reviewed the property to ensure we received our security deposit very soon after our stay. Very professional.

We found the house a delight and it was perfect for our family reunion. The living spaces are huge, and can be easily separated for privacy or communal relaxing. The wifi worked perfectly and was very easy to join. All of the appliances had instructions for use, and were very easy to understand.

The kitchen was very much appreciated, and it had all we needed (and more!) for our New Years Eve dinner with our family. The dining room easily seated 10 guests as other family joined us. The bedrooms were spacious, and extremely well appointed and furnished with care and quality. The separate bathrooms in 2 bedrooms were very useful. The photos really do the property justice.

The neighbourhood is quiet and there was plenty of parking. The nearest shops and boulangerie were some distance, but a little walk sharpens the appetite for delicious French pastries! The medieval city was a 20 minute walk, with some fantastic views of the Roman bridge on approach. We mostly ate in, but did enjoy some delicious cassoulet for lunch.

Our only gripe was the amount of dog excrement on the footpaths surrounding the property and in the neighbouring streets. It could have been that the street sweepers were on holiday (or strike?) but we followed the actions of elderly locals and walked down the middle of the street.

The weather was cold, wet and stormy while we were there, so it was great to make use of the salon and library sitting areas. We hope we will return in better weather in the future to make more use of the outside area! I have no hesitations in recommending this property, it made a beautiful backdrop for our family reunion.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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very French, very lovely

  • 5 of 5

Despite being surrounded by new build the house is old and very comfortable, with a complete feeling of privacy. It has a lovely open,airy feel with wide halls and delightful staircase. Perfectly positioned for Carcassone town and cite everything was within easy walking distance, and what a cite it was, worth visiting fro a week.

Being greeted at the property was friendly and helpful, and all the information about the shopping and restaurants very helpful. Well equipped and appointed house, thank you for a lovely stay. We had a lovely time and explored the area around and the vineyards , tasted plenty of wine and bought some home!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Lovely old house

  • 4 of 5

Maison Juliette is a lovely, grand old house in a good location close to the medieval village, canal and town centre. There is lots of space and a nice courtyard to relax in the sun. We were greeted by Geoff who gave us lots of information and explained the quirks and foibles typical of a house of this era. It was good to know that Geoff was available if we needed him (we didn't). The house has everything needed for an enjoyable holiday and the en-suite bathrooms were a bonus. Parking was not an issue (not always right outside but always very near by).

The house is very tastefully decorated and well-equipped. Upgraded mattresses would make the home almost perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Great family holiday

  • 4 of 5

The property was as decribed and better. We walked from the train station and found the location very easily. The location was very central to everything we wanted to see and do. The kitchen was great as we planned a few meals for the family. The spaces were large and welcoming but we found we spent most of our time in the garden area. The property was clean and well maintained. The small bathroom shower head needs some maintainance. We were welcomed by Geoff, the manager and he showed us around.. I would definately recommend this property to others. Overall a wonderful stay. Thank you for sharing your lovely home in southern France.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Salvaza Airport at Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Many bars/pubs within a 1 km walk
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Narbonne
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf de Carcassonne (18 holes, 5800m)
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A61
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Over 100 restaurants within a 1 km walk
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Font Romeu in the Pyrenees
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Narbonne plage and other Mediterranean beaches
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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Rates & Availability

Carcassonne City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer '16
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$419
$1,782
 
 
Fall '16
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$363
$1,782
 
 
Winter '16
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$201
$1,005
$3,015
 
 
Winter holidays '16-'17
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
$1,670
$3,015
 
 
Winter '17
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$251
$1,005
$3,015
 
 
Early spring '17
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$334
$1,446
 
 
Late spring '17
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$363
$1,782
 
 
Summer '17
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$419
$2,228
 
 
Bastille Day '17
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,791
Flat fee
 
 
Fall '17
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$363
$1,782
 
 
Winter '17
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$251
$1,005
$3,015
 
 
Winter holidays '17-'18
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$363
$1,670
$3,015
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $558

Above prices reflect summer special: rates now up to 20% off remaining weeks in June-Aug 2016.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Carcassonne area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 290 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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!
    Rose shower room - toilet , shower , Small private (en-suite) shower room for rose 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.
    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.
    Rose bedroom - 1 queen , Fireplace. Private bathroom.
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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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