|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
'Villa Elysee' rent high quality 2010 ranking of 5 stars. Lots of charm. cozy atmosphere. Furnished. private heated pool in beautiful enclosed private garden invisible from the outside edge of a beautiful 7-hectare public park with tennis court and children's playground.
Wonderful unique house. Great facilities, fantastic town location. Easy reach of Somme war circuit and also champagne region. Comfortable beds, safe covered pool, luxury living for a week or even short break - owners are very helpful and flexible. It helps if you can speak some French in this area. Highly recommended as a great place for a large family party. Plenty of loos and bathrooms. St quentin is a nice small town with shopping, culture, activities and bars within 5-10 mins walking distance of house. Tennis in Park across road too.
Our first impression upon arrival was what an amazingly grand property this was. We were met by the owners who were very welcoming, but were surprised to find out that parts of the house were locked and we felt that we'd maybe intruded into someone's home. We had not realised that our electricity charges were additional to the rental and whilst this was probably stated in the contract it was written in French and I had only got the gist of its contents. Although the website states that the owners speak English all e mails from them were in French and there was a language difficulty which made it difficult to resolve problems which arose during our stay, in particular the electricity supply which kept cutting out all week. Whilst this in itself wouldn't have been too frustrating if we could have sorted the problem quickly we were unable to do so for a number of reasons. The owners implied that this was occurring because of something we were doing( but we only had bog standard appliances with us) and we were either out of the house when the interruption to the supply occurred or in bed! The inability on both sides to explain the situation made resolving the problem very difficult. We asked for a key to the basement so that we could reset the trip ourselves after the second power disruption ( much simpler and quicker as the owners tended to be a couple of hours drive away!) This was initially refused on the Monday and only given to us the next day after another disruption and with the help of an interpreter to explain our frustration with the situation. This meant it was easier to deal with this problem, but the supply continued to come and go all week!
We were also surprised upon arrival to discover that a separate wing of the house could have been let at the same time, which would have meant sharing the garden and the outdoor pool. We didn't feel this had been clearly represented on the website and whilst we enjoyed exclusive use I would recommend checking on booking if this is what you will get.
It's also worth noting when considering a booking that there is a hefty damage deposit of 800 euros to hand over on arrival!
Despite these issues we had a really fab holiday. The house has charm, is in a great location with the town a short walk through the park with lots of good bars, restaurants and a man made beach for the summer. Our main intention was to explore the battlefield sites and it's a great base to do this from.
REIMS: 100 Km
Laon: 50 Km
Shops: 0. 4 Km
Downtown: 0. 3 Km
Saint Quentin in Picardy, its architectural heritage Gothic and Art Deco
museums Quentin de la Tour and Museum of butterflies,
Champs Elysees Park (at the gate), the natural reserve of the Marshes of Isle in the city,
aquatic sports: BUL opened in 2010 with skating rink and bowling alley.
by motorways is 180 km from Calais and Brussels, 100 km of Reims and Lille, 130 km from Roissy, 150 Paris and Disneyland,
50km of the fin Park and Center Parcs
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$762|
|Stay tax||€2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|
25% d'acompte à la réservation, le solde un mois avant le séjour, la caution de 500 à 800 euros est à donner à l'arrivée est restituée au départ ou avant quinze jours.
EDF et Gaz sont facturés selon la consommation
La maison doit être rendue propre et rangée. Option ménage facturée selon le travail restant à effectuer
Traveler checks accepted