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Newly remodeled American style Open Living Room, Dining, Kitchen, Terrace with all amenities. Non-Smoking Apartment, conveniently located close to Tram line 2 in secured building, close to vibrant city center, close to easy freeway access and 15 minutes from beaches . Short term holiday/sabbatical rental and including all utilities.
Capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, less than 3 hours from Barcelona and Italy and just 11 km from the Mediterranean Sea, Montpellier is the ideal place to discover a high-spirited city and some of the most prestigious world heritage sites.
Montpellier is a destination that is full of history mingled with new fascinating architecture for ancient times. Here you'll find the old mingle with the new, the oldest still-operating medical school in the western world, medieval streets lined with boutiques of all kinds, where top international brands mingle with small boutiques that exude the charm of yesteryear. Add to this state of the art year round swimming pools, 3 light rail above ground tram lines that make the city accessible, bike paths, and a patisserie and fruit/legume store on every corner.
The Paris of the South
Vibrant and active, Montpellier is a city that is simply alive and waiting to be discovered.. Montpellier has its own Arc de Triomphe, the exquisite Musee Fabre, two opera houses, and one of the largest squares in Europe - exploring the city is a joy and can easily and happily encompass the entire scope of your stay. The city has a great music scene and there is always something happening in this very vibrant, active university town.
Montpellier is also a great base for exploring Southern France, and an ideal European base with easy train/TGV connections to Paris, two airports close-by with easy intercity and international connections, is located 10 km from some of the nicest beaches in the Mediterranean. The South of France is world famous for its consistently sunny weather, the beautiful blue of the sky and sea and the relaxed yet chic atmosphere. The Montpellier area is particularly blessed with miles of white sandy beaches, coastal lagoons full of oysters and mussels and the Camargue Nature Reserve, with black bulls, wild white horses and a myriad of bird life including thousands of pink flamingos. Tour nearby chateaux and abbeys and dine on wonderful gourmet meals. Kayak, sail, kite surf, dive, fish, or swim in the Mediterranean or just bask in the sun. Enjoy the Mediterranean end of the famous Canal du Midi, lined with sycamore trees, lilies and lovely villages. The Canal is perfect for a long walks and picnics.
Enjoy tasting the acclaimed regional wines of the Languedoc. In this relatively small area there are thirty appellations. Over the last 20 years Languedoc has actively remade itself with a focus on quality production and organic wines. Visiting some of the award wining wineries, driving country roads through the vines and picnicking in the country side is a great way to spend a day or two. ?
Nîmes is less than an hour away and is spectacular for its Roman history and sites including the best preserved Aréna and Roman temple in the world. A short drive from Nîmes is the great village of Uzes and the Pont du Gard, the Roman built aqueduct to serve Nîmes and the third most visited site in France. Provence is also next door, less than a 90 minute drive. Shop for antiques and enjoy weekend flea markets in Isle-sur-la-Sorge, and visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Orange, Arles, Aix, and Avignon, for example. Finally, return each evening to relax in your own private apartment. With your fresh market purchases only a minute away, you may make your own coq au vin in the fully-equipped, gourmet kitchen or take the tram to one of the 100s of great restaurants in Montpellier (including a three star Michelin) to enjoy the local cuisine. (adapted from Tourism Office website)
The apartment is on the 3rd etage (2nd floor) and is situated with only two apartments on each floor. There is an elevator that is situated half way between the floors (that means you have to be able to walk at least 6 stairs.) It is very spacious with wonderful light coming from large windows and glass doors and 4 bedrooms. The apartment is a see through apartment with windows facing northeast and southwest. Perfect for morning and afternoon sun without it getting too hot. The apartment has been totally renovated and has everything new; brand new kitchen with breakfast room facing northeast for morning sun, top of the line Fratelli Onofri stove/oven, microwave, frig, freezer, dishwasher, pantry, and washer and dryer. All new tile and white wood parquet floors, new windows, heaters, and high end bathroom with shower and bath combination. There is a second sink in one of the bedrooms and a separate toilet. The apartment is approximately 100 sq meters, flows easily and is in a very convenient location in a great city.
The fully equipped kitchen, sun room and living room flow into one in an open plan. The master bedroom contains a large built in closet with a king size high end mattress. The second bedroom has a trundle bed that pulls out to a queen. This room also houses the washer and dryer and a modern sink behind closed doors. The third bedroom has a queen size bed with a built in new armoire closet. The fourth bedroom has a trundle bed as well that pulls out to a queen and a computer table and chair for a home office.
The living room is light and airy and feels like you are living outdoors. There is a 3 seat and a 2 seat couch and ottoman. The dining area is connected to the living room with a table to seat 8 and able to pull out to seat 12. There are 8 dining chairs.
The apartment is wired with fiber optic internet. For more photos go to the webpage healthyjoyfulliving and on the right is Montpellier apartment and photos.
Totally remodeled with all new appliances, kitchen, bathroom, furniture, floors, etc. open kitchen/living area - Light, airy, and great light and windows. Walk to Tram ligne 2 in 5 minutes - two stops from the Gare/ Historique District. 15 minutes to beach by car. In gated apartment complex, Across the street is a fruit and legume store, pizza, down the street is patisserie, boucherie, and 5 minute walk is market, midi-libre, more patisseries, and more. Walk to Historique district in 25 minutes if wish....moreless
TV offered through the internet. Watch on your computer.
Sept - June Sep 1 - Jun 30, 2015 30 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Cleaning if over 30 days$200
Property Damage Protection$89
This property is terrific for short or longterm stays and sabbaticals. See www.healthyjoyfulliving.com/montpellier
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For rentals of 2 months or more - Security deposit of $1,000 upfront. Returned after inspection by property manager. A cleaning fee of $200 non refundable is required. Overcharges for utilities (per contract) will be deducted from deposit.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Montpellier is a historique university town with a pedistrian shopping center. It is 15 minutes from the beach with gorgeous sandy beaches, sailing, swimming, boating, sailing, and more. There is a train station and airport. Visit all the areas of southern France, nearby villages, beaches, and other historique spots.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We are a professional couple married 28 years with a 12 year old daughter. I am a professor and management/learning consultant and my husband Jean-Pierre is a health psychologist. We love to travel and explore new places, be outdoors, hike, and immerse ourselves in new cultures. Our daughter attends a French school in San Francisco (or France) and we speak French, English, Afrikaans, Dutch).
Why the Owner Chose Montpellier: We love France and recently sold a home in Uzes we had for many years and bought in the Paris of the South, Montpellier. We remodeled this home for longer term living and for the convenience of work, good schools, and stimulation all year round. Montpellier is a great university city to settle into for shorter or longer stays.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: Montpellier is situated 15 minutes from the beaches with easy access to traveling throughout the south of France and the rest of Europe. Train station and airport for easy travel. Great restaurants, shopping, french lifestyle in the Paris of the South with lively city living close to the country and beaches. Stimulating activities for everyone year-round.