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Mediterranean Magic

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Last updated: 01/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

This superbly renovated and decorated stone house with roof terrace in a pretty wine growing village about 50 minutes from both Perpignan and Carcassonne airports. This absolute gem is the perfect holiday home only 17 kilometres from the sparkling Mediterranean, in a picture postcard village with shop and bar/restaurant and only five minutes from the bustling village of Durban with supermarket, restaurant, and open air pool.

It is not very big (72 square metres over three floors) and there is only one pukka bedroom but it is full of surprises and wonderful original features; white painted exposed beams, quaint tiled floors, staircases, and fireplace, and is decorated in exquisite taste known here in Southern France as 'shabby chic' (very 'Cote Sud' - the up-market French magazine).

On the ground floor a large sitting room (with a daybed) and bathroom beautifully tiled and separate WC. On the middle floor the most romantic bedroom imaginable with fireplace and again beautifully decorated.

On the top floor a large whitewashed country kitchen with stone walls, tiled floor, dining area, and fireplace, and, over the staircase, a cleverly built-in single bed-size sleeping platform (a child would love it!) with stepladder. Then it is outside through huge sliding glass doors the full width of the house onto the roof terrace - a delightful place for al fresco dining and soaking up the sun, with views across the village to the church.

This wonderful little property is the perfect Mediterranean holiday home.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 72 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Other (See Description): 1 king, 1 twin/ single


  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Daybed/Sofa on the ground floor. Loft Bed in Kitchen overlooking terrace....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • newly tiled large shower area heated towel rack seperate WC

Other Amenities

  • Perfect holiday home, 17 km from the sparkling Mediterraneanm, in a picture postcard village, only 5 min. from bustling Durban. avails itself to al fresco dining, soaking up the sun on the terrace, French style country kitchen, decorated in exquisite taste know as 'shabby chic', very 'Cote Sud'...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    surrounded by vineyards, close to beaches, Pyrenees, Cities...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full sized dryer on the ground floor...moreless

  • Computer Available:


  • Fireplace:

    Romantic Bedroom Fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    individual heaters in each room...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    good stock of quality bedding for twin/ king and loft bed...moreless

  • Living Room:

    First Floor Living Room w/daybed...moreless

  • Parking:

    just around the corner behind the house...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    good quality wash, hand and bath towels as well as beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized washer on the ground floor...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Two Fireplaces, one located in master bedroom and another in the kitchen. kitchen fireplace blocked...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen and dining opening, via vast patio doors, onto the roof terrace with views over rooftops to medieval church....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items


  • Deck / Patio:

    Antique stone sink, large umbrella, 2 lounge chairs, dining table and chairs....moreless

  • Patio


Write a review 5
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$369 $897
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$475 $1,002
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$538 $2,110
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning/more than 2 $26.38
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $211.02
  • cleaning/2guests $73.86
  • Pet Fee $26.38


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in the Old Circulade of the village surrounded by Vineyards





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Last updated: 01/24/2017
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60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Villesèque-des-Corbières, France
Nearest Barpub
Villeseque-des-Corbieres Bistro, few steps away
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A9, A61
Villesèque-des-Corbières, France
Nearest Restaurant
Villeseque-des-Corbieres Bistro
17 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Franquai & Lecate

Car: Necessary

Lovers of the Outdoor Life will love the area around Villesque-des-Corbières, close to the Blue Waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the area offers All Manner of Outdoor Activities with Vineyards, Wine Walking, Horseback Riding, and Swimming to name but a few, there is a Rich and Varied Landscape to enjoy, and no shortage of Dark Ruins of Cathar Castles telling their tales of a turbulent past


Owner info

About the owner: Here I am on a film shoot in Washington, DC with my set makeup bag, holding the boom for the soundman while he made an adjustment. It is obviously winter. I am a free-lance makeup artist/stylist for 34 yrs. in the Balto.Md/Washington, DC Area. I've worked on movies, commercials, politicals, sports, docudrama, corporate, industrial, stills,TV movies, HBO, PBS and love my work, my clients and my peers.

Why the Owner Chose Villesèque-des-Corbières, France:
To be near the be in an authentic non-touristy village......... this area is what Provence once was, quiet, beautiful, full of surprises, lots of creative people are drawn to this area for its purity of spirit. You are able to walk thru the vineyards within steps of the house. Wonderful walking, hiking, biking. As a stylist,I am keenly sensitive to 'style' in the classic sense, the French are masters of living life artfully with great taste and style. Their language is the most beautiful in the world. I love the quiet, with the only noise being church bells, children laughing, birds singing, and of course, the toot of the bread truck.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love my Senior neighbors with their big smiles, their charming dresses. I love seeing my neighbor walking his goats and donkey. How sweet to park under a goat pasture. Hearing the bread truck toot it's horn outside my door. The swallows sweeping overhead, singing..... The star-filled sky when I am having a glass of wine with friends on the terrace in the evening. The chidren after school playing with their friends on their way home, passing my doorway..... a fire in the MBR with a glass of cognac.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/24/2017

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  • Entrance to the Villeseque-des-Corbieres

    Entrance to the Villeseque-des-Corbieres

  • Romantic Bedroom w/Fireplace , Beamed ceilings, full of charm

    Romantic Bedroom w/Fireplace , Beamed ceilings, full of charm

  • 3rd Floor View from Kitchen out to the Roof Top Patio

    3rd Floor View from Kitchen out to the Roof Top Patio

VRBO #120894

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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