Artistic Imaginative French Apartment by the Mediterranean
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
I bought this 300 year old stone fisherman's home to house my art gallery and have a place to paint where artists such as Matisse and Picasso lived and worked.
The village is known for it's primal painted fishing boats and it's glorious beaches and small walking streets which are inspiration for the creative spirit.
Collioure is a magical place to nurture your soul.
Keywords: Chez Matisse: Second Story Studio Apartment with sleeping alcove, decorated with original art, mosaics, murals, two minutes walk to the beach, on exquisite gallery street with ambiance, flowers and joie de vivre
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- Bedroom 1
- Convertible bed(s)
- Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Linens Provided
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
Regular free music, dance, theater and art festivals in Collioure and nearby villages. Many castles and fortresses to explore. Colorful bi-weekly authentic French markets with wine, cheeses from the Pyrenees, spices, hand carved wood items and gourmet delights. Apartment is located on the most beautiful art street and two minutes walk to the Mediterranean beach voted one of the best 10 beaches in the world. Fifteen miles to the Spanish border and the Costa Brava. Great for winter ski vacations and hot springs in the nearby Pyrenee mountains. ...morecollapse
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Great location in wonderful village
Great location in wonderful village
I enjoyed my week in the 2nd story apartment belonging to the owner/artist. The location on the street of galleries is great but at the end of the street (20 feet from the apartment) is an elementary school which produces quite a bit of noise all day during school as the play ground faces the apartment. A restaurant has also opened across the tiny street which generates noise until at least 11 at night. Since there is not air conditioning, you need to leave the windows open so it is noisy. Plus the street seems to lead to one of the major parking areas so they are groups of people walking by till at least midnight---they are just visiting but in that small space it feels as if they are in your room. Plus the motorcycle parking is at the end of the street and that was quite annoying---much revving of motors. The apartment is cute---I slept on the day bed as the bedroom alcove was too claustrophobic for me---sort of a sleeping closet. The day bed was passable but not truly comfortable. The toilet bowl could use a good cleaning and the shower was disgusting with mold and a shower head held up with blue painter tape---so it usually fell on your head. There was hot water in the kitchen sink but the shower was hit and miss and never stayed constant. It there are guests in the upper apartment, you will hear their every move---they were here for half my stay. The apartment looks just like the photos but the experience does not match the photos---noise from every direction.
- Guest beachwalker
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 07/10/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Jun-Sep & Dec 15-Jan 07......$800/week Apr, May, Oct ...............$700/week Nov-Mar (except Christmas)...$500/week Please email monthly or yearly rental quote. Reduced rates for renting both apartments:(see VRBO #106689 for other apartment) Jun-Sep & Dec 15-Jan 07.......$1400/week Apr, May, Oct ................$1250/week Nov-Mar (except Christmas)....$800/week
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I'm an artist who loves painting in beautiful places and Collioure is my favorite place in the world
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
I love the simple living of Collioure in that you can forget about your car and walk everywhere on the colorful streets filled with cafes, shops, and Mediterranean magic.
- Secondary: (707) 888-3895 (California, USA)
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