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Spacious holiday villa in historic Pézenas, sleeps 2-12, private swimming pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,883 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lovely villa with private pool, in mediaeval Pezenas

Villa Henri is great for a couple, or a family, or two families, or a group of friends. Adults, children, babies, and dogs are all welcome.

Hi, I'm Sara and I'd like to welcome you to Villa Henri Pezenas! Villa Henri is owned by my husband and I and you will be dealing with friendly owners!! Here is a quick summary :-

5 bedrooms, 3 shower-rooms/WCs

- 4 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom (2 single beds)

Exclusive private swimming pool, garden, terraces and barbecue area

- Pool security fence (not shown in photos) and pool splash alarm

Large living room with English satellite TV

2nd living room upstairs with satellite tv and doors to balcony

Family/Games room including table tennis table

Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, cooker, fridge-freezer, etc

Dining room with solid wood tables

English language satellite TV, high-speed WiFi, free parking, walled and gated

Washing machine, ironing facilities, etc


In the highly-desirable town of Pezenas

Nearest airport 20 minutes, 3 more airports within 60 minutes, motorway 5 minutes.

Nearest supermarket 2 minutes drive, 5 minutes walk

The historic, mediaeval town centre is a short walk from the villa

250+ restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets, artisans workshops, galleries, museums, 37 historic listed buildings

20 minutes from Mediterranean beaches, rivers, mountains, and the Canal du Midi

It's rare to find a villa for rent with a private swimming pool, in Pézenas. The town itself is generally considered to be the most desirable location in this region. The Rough Guide says Pézenas is 'one of the most beautiful towns in South-West France'. The Michelin brochure 'Les Plus Beaux Détours de France' calls Pézenas a 'not-to-miss' town. It's alive all year, not only during the summer.


Because the villa is in Pezenas, there is excellent mobile coverage and the internet connection is high-speed and reliable. (This is often not the case in the villages surrounding Pezenas!)

There is more information on my website for 'Villa Henri Pezenas' (see website link below or you can google it), with more photos and a lot more information.

Kind regards, Sara


Villa Henri is actually situated IN Pezenas, not 'near to', like many villas advertised on this site! It's off a quiet square, has views, and yet you can walk to the mediaeval town centre in minutes. The nearest supermarket is 2 minutes in one direction and the nearest cafe is two minutes' walk in the other direction.

Many other villas say they are 'near' Pezenas, but in fact they can be situated in a tiny village which doesn't even have a shop or a cafe. Here, it's possible to stay at Villa Henri without needing a car.

Don't need 5 bedrooms?: Many of my guests don't need 5 bedrooms. However it shows you that Villa Henri is a nice size and there is a great feeling of light and space. The villa has been rented by couples, small groups, and extended families.

I try to be flexible, according to the needs of my guests. If you make an enquiry, you will be dealing with very friendly owners!

My own website has more information and a lot more up-to-date photos. If you search for Villa Henri Pezenas you'll find it, but please always mention that you first saw the villa on this website.

Best regards,


More Details

Property Manager
Sara Sarkozi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, hungarian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Sara Sarkozi

My husband and I live here in Pezenas and we love the way of life here.

We're honest, friendly, and relaxed people. We love the fact that families, groups, and even couples enjoy a great holiday here each year! It's nice knowing that we can share our 'little corner of paradise' with people from other countries.

Kind regards,


Sara Sarkozi purchased this villa in 2009

Why Sara Sarkozi chose Pézenas

8 years ago we chose to live in Pezenas simply because it's the most desirable town in the Languedoc region.

Pezenas is 5 minutes from the motorway, 20 minutes from Beziers airport, 60 minutes from 3 other airports, and it's alive all year round. It's 20 minutes from the beaches, mountains, rivers and lakes.

If you love beautiful countryside, medieval architecture, warm weather, swimming, vineyards and wine, french restaurants and cafes, art, history, culture, and outdoor activities, you'll love staying at Villa Henri for your vacation!


Pézenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1883 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Extra shower room - shower
    Extra WC - toilet
  • There are three shower-rooms in total, two of these have a WC and there is also a separate WC, making Villa Henri very flexible for large families. One of the shower-rooms is ensuite, one shower is a large walk-in shower, one is a jet-shower. Hair dryers are provided, as are hand towels. Bath towels and beach towels can be provided at an extra charge.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are five bedrooms, four of them have double beds and one has two single beds. All of them are a good size. They have wardrobes and bedside tables and all bed linen is provided. I also have more single beds and travel cots, which can be added to the villa for an extra charge. One bedroom is on the ground floor - one double with an ensuite. The other four bedrooms are upstairs; 3 doubles (including the very spacious master bedroom) and a twin room, which gives you maximum flexibility. Everything is very clean, as you would expect!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The private pool has a splash alarm and fencing and is suitable for children. There are three terrace areas with garden furniture and sunloungers, perfect for relaxing in the sun! There's also a large built-in barbecue. The upstairs living room has doors out onto a balcony where you can enjoy a cup of espresso in the morning! The mountains are in the distance and it looks down onto the olive and palm trees and barbecue area in the front garden. The downstairs living room is comfortably furnished with 3 sofas, English satellite TV. There is a nice dining area with a solid wood table. There's also a fully-equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, etc. The kitchen has a view to the garden. The property is walled, fenced, and gated.


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Spacious holiday villa in historic Pézenas, sleeps 2-12, private swimming pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Three weeks passed far too fast!

  • 5 of 5

As always we've thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the weather has been excellent. So many places to visit in the area and never enough days. The coast at Valras, Meze and Gruissan is within very easy reach and the countryside to the north of Pezenas is spectacular. Sara and Leigh are fantastic hosts and any problems are quickly resolved. The house is exactly as described in the details - a comfortable, well equipped holiday home within easy walking distance of the lovely town centre. We very much hope this will not be our last stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The villa is absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

The villa is just absolutely beautiful, we spent the most fantastic week here with our three girls all ages under 10. The pool was a big hit. On arrival we were greeted by sara and Leigh who couldn't do enough for us!

The villa is such a good size we all had more than enough room to relax and unwind.

We visited the local town and the festival on a Friday night is a must! The market on a Saturday is also equally as nice to sample some of the local treats! Overall we had an amazing week and would definitely recommend / return.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I couldn't have wished for nicer guests than Lianne and her family! :) I really enjoyed hearing about your relaxing holiday and that you all managed to unwind. The girls are lovely and I was very touched by listening to their enthusiastic comments at the end of your holiday about the place and the time you spent here. It was a great pleasure meeting you all and we're looking forward to see you again!
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Wonderful Villa, Wonderful Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic 2 week holiday at Villa Henri. The villa was very spacious for 4x adults and 4x children under 9 and was immaculate. The pool was clean and well maintained, as were the garden and terrace areas. It was great to meet the owners on arrival Sara and Lee, they made us feel very welcome, gave us a tour of the villa and lots of information about the area and the town itself. We truly enjoyed our stay visiting local river beaches, Canoeing, wine tasting and even the Aquapark as a treat for the children. We loved the Friday evening Festival in town, can't imagine a better way to spend a Friday night and the Saturday market is a must. There are 3 Supermarkets close by, one walking distance and Lidl & Carrefour within 5 mins drive. The Villa and area really does have something to offer anyone. It was perfect for our family holiday. Thank you very much for a holiday to remember.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your review! I’m so pleased that Villa Henri worked well for both families. It's great to hear about your holiday adventures. I'm very impressed how many places you managed to visit and experience during your holiday, I think you did all you planned for the two weeks and maybe even more. We’re definitely voting you the ‘most organized active’ group of the year. :) It was very nice to meet you all and I hope to welcome you back one day!
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Perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a very relaxing week at Villa Henri. The villa was perfect for us - an extended family group of 9; with many spaces for the older ones to escape for some peace when needed. It is very well equipped and our grand daughters loved the pool. The location is great as it is in a residential area but only a short 8-10 minute walk into the centre of this beautiful town. Can't wait to return - thanks Sara!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for your nice review! I enjoyed meeting you and your lovely family. I'm very happy that you had a great holiday here and both the location and the layout of the villa and grounds worked well for your 3 generation group. Your grand children are adorable! :) Thank you again for looking after the Villa Henri so well and for being such lovely guests. You're welcome to return any time!
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Great villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a great villa with all facilities and it’s in a great position for sea, town and countryside. We had a fabulous holiday and I recommend it happily! On arrival everything was very clean and the welcome we got from Sara the owner was amazing. She told us all we needed to know and all the things to see and do.

One advice – the bed mattresses are different hardnesses and Sara explained this is deliberate. We forgot to check this out so my husband and I decided to move after the first night. On the second night we slept like babies, so if you like quite hard mattress don’t forget this before you choose which room to sleep in!

The best French villa we’ve stayed in so far. Hope this is useful to you and have a nice holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, well-equipped villa in beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in late July/early August 2014 and loved it. There were 7 in our party, me, husband, children of 7, 4 and 1, and grandparents. We've stayed in many villas over the past few years and this one is particularly lovely. Sara is a very kind and conscientious owner and the villa is extremely well-equipped. It is spacious, light and very nicely furnished in a traditional French style. There is everything you could need. The outside space is not huge but is so well organised that it feels much bigger. The pool is a good size and there are several very lovely places to sit outside. It is a short walk from the wonderful town centre where there is tonnes to do. One of the best things is that Sara includes the cleaning charge in her costs which completely removed stress from our leaving date. We would thoroughly recommend Villa Henri to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure for me to accommodate this lovely family! I'm always interested to get feedback from my guests, and it's so nice to hear that once again Villa Henri worked really well for a three-generation group. I always try to think of all kind of groups when equipping/improving the villa each year, so it gives me an enormous encouragement and energy-boost to my work. :) Thank you to this nice family also for the comments in my villa's guestbook, I was really moved! A separate BIG thank you for the review Katherine, because I know it takes time and effort to do that. I know that many people would like to do what you did, but I also understand that everyone leads busy lives and don't get around to it. Thank you so much for taking the trouble!
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Nearest Airport
29 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Hotel Le Saint Germain
Nearest Ferry
38 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Le Domaine de Lavagnac
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Hotel Le Saint Germain
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Les Angles
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Villa Henri is situated in a quiet part of the popular mediaeval town of Pézenas in the South of France. It's only a gentle walk to the supermarket or local café (2 minutes).

Pézenas is beautiful - full of cobbled and historic mediaeval streets, bars, restaurants, shops, cinema and theatre - and it's surrounded by vineyards!

We're 20 minutes from the sandy Mediterranean beaches and fabulous lakes and rivers. Montpellier, Nimes, Carcassonne, Narbonne, Marseille, Perpignan are all close. The nearest airports and train stations are within 20 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $58.75
Refundable damage deposit $704.97

If you would like to stay in a comfortable and spacious villa in a quiet part of a famous mediaeval town, with easy access to shops, restaurants, cafes, beaches, rivers and mountains, and many tourist attractions, then Villa Henri might suit you perfectly!
Being in Pezenas means being in a top location and you will not be facing a 10 minute car journey just to get a pint of milk or a croissant!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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