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Large Luxury House in Carcassonne Center with Garden

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Three story stone house built in the 1860s with a private garden

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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Property Type

  • House
  • 290 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome:

    Highchair and crib available. Kitchen includes a set of unbreakable plastic dishes. Walled south-facing garden is a safe place to play. (The owners have 9 children between the 4 of them :-)...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    While all bedrooms are upstairs, some guests with wheelchair-bound children have found the house comfortable, due to its large rooms and wide hallways and doorways....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Blue bedroom: 1 queen

    Fireplace. Bed can convert to 2 singles. Shared bathroom....moreless

  • Green bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Fireplace. Sleeps 3, dbl+single or 3 singles. Shared bath....moreless

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    Fireplace & private bath. Bed can convert to 2 singles....moreless

  • Rose bedroom: 1 queen

    Fireplace. Private bathroom....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    Private (en-suite) shower room for master bedroom...moreless

  • Family bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    Double sinks. Blue & green bedrooms have doors to this BA....moreless

  • Ground floor WC: toilet

    Memorable tile floor & wallpaper in this half bath!...moreless

  • Rose shower room: toilet, shower

    Small private (en-suite) shower room for rose bedroom...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Over 100 books in English (novels, travel books, historical fiction), plus a few French classics....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    We have a collection over over 100 DVDs - American and French movies, plus some children's movies....moreless

  • Games:

    Chess/checkers, backgammon, cards, and the Carcassonne board game (of course :-). ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    Music library of about 100 CDs, mostly American bands from the 70s and 80s....moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    We have an iPod stereo - bring your iPod so you can enjoy your favorite music. We also have a traditional stereo with CD player & radio....moreless

  • Television:

    French channels only....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Video library of about 200 DVDs, mostly English-language films, some French films with subtitles, and a few children's films....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room table has two removable leaves, and so can adjust in size from 6 to 10 people....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace:

    Marble fireplaces in each room are now decorative only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiators in every room, with individual thermostats....moreless

  • Internet:

    Unlimited high-speed internet. USB printer also provided for guest use....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two living rooms - a more formal salon (with TV) and a more casual library (with desk and bar)....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Plenty of free unlimited parking on the street, directly in front of the house....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer:

    Inside laundry room provided for guest use. We also provide a clothes drying rack....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Inside laundry room provided for guest use....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi throughout the house....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric coffee maker, plus electric kettle for making tea....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well-equipped kitchen, based on feedback from our friends who are gourmet cooks....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes & utensils for up to 12 people....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Main refrigerator includes freezer....moreless

  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Custom kitchen was built in 2008, with two sinks, two ovens, gas and electric cooktops, lots of counterspace, and casual seating for six....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in undercounter microwave also doubles as a secondary convection oven....moreless

  • Oven:

    Kitchen includes standard oven, steam oven and microwave that can also function as convection oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We stock basic cooking ingredients: oil/vinegar, salt/pepper, spices, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators: American-sized refrigerator in kitchen, plus undercounter refrigerator in summer kitchen....moreless

  • Stove:

    Two-burner gas cooktop plus two-burner electric cooktop....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Rental bicycles available at local bike shop (1km away) for only 10-15 euros/day....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat rentals on Canal du Midi are available nearby....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A glass-top dining table under wisteria arbor seats 6, and the bistro tables & chairs seat 8 more. Terrace also has 4 teak armchairs, a coffee table, and large offset shade umbrella....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Golf de Carcassonne (18 holes, 5800m) is only 7 km away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals available just 15 minute drive from house: 18 euros for 3-4 hour (9km) trip....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    South-facing walled garden is a great place to relax and enjoy the sunshine....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal BBQ with built-in thermometer....moreless

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Public swimming pool is about 1km away....moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late summer
Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,900

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall
Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay
€260 €325
Fri, Sat, Sun
€1,300
Winter
Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
€180 €225
Fri, Sat, Sun
€900
Xmas / New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
7 night min stay

€1,500 €2,700
Winter
Jan 9 - Apr 1, 2016
3 night min stay
€180 €225
Fri, Sat, Sun
€900 €2,700
Early spring
Apr 2 - Apr 29, 2016
3 night min stay
€260 €325
Fri, Sat, Sun
€1,300
Late spring
Apr 30 - Jun 10, 2016
7 night min stay

€1,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early summer
Jun 11 - Jul 8, 2016
7 night min stay

€1,900

Changeover Day: Saturday

Bastille Day
Jul 9 - Jul 15, 2016
7 night min stay

€2,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Mid summer
Jul 16 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay

€2,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
€260 €325
Fri, Sat, Sun
€1,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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.


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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Carcassonne:
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' :-).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Three story stone house built in the 1860s with a private garden

    Three story stone house built in the 1860s with a private garden

  • Formal salon has French doors to garden and plenty of seating space.

    Formal salon has French doors to garden and plenty of seating space.

  • Casual library has two couches, desk & bar

    Casual library has two couches, desk & bar

  • Large remodeled kitchen as 2 sinks, lots of counterspace, and bar seating for 6.

    Large remodeled kitchen as 2 sinks, lots of counterspace, and bar seating for 6.

  • Dining room table expands to seat 10 people.

    Dining room table expands to seat 10 people.

  • Master BR has fireplace, desk and reading chair, large closets and private bath

    Master BR has fireplace, desk and reading chair, large closets and private bath

  • Largest bedroom can have 1 double (160cm) bed and 1 single bed or 3 single beds

    Largest bedroom can have 1 double (160cm) bed and 1 single bed or 3 single beds

  • Blue bathroom is shared between green and blue bedrooms and has a double sink.

    Blue bathroom is shared between green and blue bedrooms and has a double sink.

  • Floor plan of ground level living areas.

    Floor plan of ground level living areas.

  • Enjoy the private south-facing walled garden, with dining space for 10.

    Enjoy the private south-facing walled garden, with dining space for 10.

  • Cité, the medieval castle, is only 1km walk. Over 4 million visitors/year see it

    Cité, the medieval castle, is only 1km walk. Over 4 million visitors/year see it

  • Place Carnot, Carcassonne's central square, is just a 500m walk

    Place Carnot, Carcassonne's central square, is just a 500m walk

  • An impressive entrance door welcomes you

    An impressive entrance door welcomes you

  • The TV/DVD are hidden away in a cabinet. Curved doors show artistry of 1860s.

    The TV/DVD are hidden away in a cabinet. Curved doors show artistry of 1860s.

  • You can close connecting doors between salon & library for more quiet.

    You can close connecting doors between salon & library for more quiet.

  • There's a dishwasher, four-burner stove, oven, microwave, and large refrigerator

    There's a dishwasher, four-burner stove, oven, microwave, and large refrigerator

  • Grand central hallways connect all the rooms.

    Grand central hallways connect all the rooms.

  • Master bathroom with shower, sink, toilet & bidet

    Master bathroom with shower, sink, toilet & bidet

  • Blue bedroom has fireplace, armoire, and can have 2 single or 1 double bed.

    Blue bedroom has fireplace, armoire, and can have 2 single or 1 double bed.

  • Smallest rose bedroom has double bed, fireplace and small private bathroom.

    Smallest rose bedroom has double bed, fireplace and small private bathroom.

  • Floor plan upstairs. Red, green and blue bedrooms have separable beds.

    Floor plan upstairs. Red, green and blue bedrooms have separable beds.

  • South-facing garden was redone in Feb 2015, with room to dine and relax

    South-facing garden was redone in Feb 2015, with room to dine and relax

  • Entrance to the Cite over a drawbridge.

    Entrance to the Cite over a drawbridge.

  • Walk to farmers markets, held 3 times/week in the central square

    Walk to farmers markets, held 3 times/week in the central square

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Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, Phone calls in English only please
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/27/2015
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