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Built in 1840 and now renovated, Villa Florita, Sete, offers a pool & sea view!

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  • Minimum stay:7-10 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

5 bedroom, 3 bath private home w/luxury amenties, overlooking waterfront

First offering & Promotional Pricing! SAVE!!! Experience authentic South of France charm & culture in this ALMOST FULLY RENOVATED 5 bedroom home in the ancient resort town of Sete. Blessed by Mediterranean breezes and a view of the Bassin de Thau, this tri-level, sun-filled abode sleeps 14. It features 3 full bathrooms (1 on each floor) for the comfort and convenience of our guests with a large terrace and private pool. The first level renovation is now complete. The 2nd & 3rd levels are quite liveable, but currently being updated. THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE ON THIS PREMIUM PROPERTY JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER HOLIDAY SEASON!

Since renovation, this residence (built in 1840) offers privacy and luxurious touches throughout -- providing the modern conveniences you expect, while maintaining it's exposed stone facade and classic French charm! The large Villa is suitable for families, several couples, mother/daughter or 'girls only' getaways, reunions, weddings, and social/business functions. We are LGBT friendly.


Level 1 is the first floor, and includes the entryway, modern kitchen with a convenient exit to the terrace, a large bathroom with shower, and a living area with original stone walls, fireplace, TV, and comfortable seating. Next to the raised terrace, there is a pool for refreshment and a lush, fragrant garden with the privacy desired for au natural sunbathing. The second level features a shared full bathroom and 3 bedrooms: #1, Amandine, has 2-single beds + 2- 55x75' loft mattresses that sleep 4-6 children or 4 adults. #2, Elise, offers 1-55x75' bed for 2. #3, Sylvie, also features a 55x79' bed for 2. The spacious 3rd level contains #4, the Michelle Master Suite-- including an American King-sized bed for 2+ a double futon. Also on the 3rd level, is a shared full bath between rooms, and bedroom #5, the Oscar, with a 55x75' bed for 2. The 2nd & 3rd levels each have a functional 'Juliette' balcony with views of the garden, E' Tang de Thau or the town. Of course, all linens and towels are provided.

A flat screen TV with HD (subtitles available in many languages), wifi internet access, plus a washer AND dryer are provided for guest use at no charge during short stays. Rentals over 3 mo., if accepted by owner, pay a utility charge. Free, secluded, on-site, gated parking is included for our guests.

Established in 1666, and known as the 'Venice of Languedoc' for it's extensive canal system, the port village of Sete, France, features culture, regional wineries, and incredible cuisine-- showcasing only the freshest seafood, market, & bakery items-- all reasonably priced!

Whether you choose to take a fun visit to the extensive produce market in the village, or walk 1 block to the local grocery-- groups, families and gourmet cooks will appreciate this home's fully appointed kitchen, including: coffee pot & expresso maker + all new appliances including a microwave, dishwasher, oven, and both gas AND electric stove tops!

Located 50 ft. from the bus stop and a mere 10-minute walk to the town's fabulous restaurants, shoppes, events, flea markets, & nightlife, this delightful vacation residence is favorably positioned for easy side trips to surrounding regions including Paris, Spain, Italy, Monaco, and exotic North Africa just by utilizing nearby air, train, or ferry services. However, there is so much to do in Sete, you may not wish to leave!

Once an island, Sete was built on a 175m (541 ft.) high limestone outcrop, known as Mont St. Clair, on the edge of the Bassin de Thau saltwater lagoon. It's strategic overlook beckons you to photograph, or at least pause and enjoy, panoramic views of the village, it's estuaries, and the ever-changing sea. Sete is famous for its fresh air and high quality beaches. It is also the testing site for ships entering The America's Cup competition. You will also find an internationally known training facility for kite surfing, staffed by world recognized experts, within 5km of Sete.

Areas of interest served by the resort & fishing port of Sete (and nearby areas) include: Architecture; Geology & Paleontology; many forms of the Arts; religious, secular, and military History; Gastronomy; bird watching; Spas; Viniculture and Winery tours; Photography and film; eco-tourism; international trade; swimming, fishing and pleasure boating; live theatre and varied entertainment; landmarks and sightseeing; plus displays of both modern and tradtional culture. Cape d'Agde's au natural beaches and naturist community are also a mere 30 minutes away.

What will YOU remember most about Sete?
Will it be the little bakery you visited for fresh chocolate croissants and cafe au lait? The tour of museums honoring the noted poet, Paul Valery, and Georges Bressens (Sete's version of Bob Dylan)?
Perhaps it will be an afternoon melting into a totally indulgent Thalassotherapy treatment and massage at the famed Balaruc baths...

Will it be the later, romantic dinner of champagne and freshly harvested oysters, consumed at sunset, overlooking neat rows of shimmering shellfish beds?
Or the cool midnight dip in our terrace pool?

What makes Sete special?
As part of the famed, 'French Riviera,' this region truly has something for everyone!
Take a winery tour. Bike the challenging ride up Mont St. Clair. Rent a scooter and explore the idyllic and winding side streets that conceal wondrous surprises and daily village life! Skim the harbor waters in a pleasure boat, while fabled fishermen unload their daily catch at the dock. Spend an hour or two gaining knowledge of aquaculture and the ecology of Sete's many saltwater ponds (known as 'etangs) --home to the region's famous shellfish beds, and providing one of the few natural habitats for flamingos on the French coast! Or just perfect your French in a tiny streetside cafe, as you feel time slow and watch the colorful world go by ....

You may choose to spend your day living like a celebrity: Sleep late, spend a languid day perfecting your tan on Sete's sandy, 12km (7.5 mi.) Mediterranean beach-- stroll the shoppes for a haute couture trinket, then follow that with a dinner of regional delicacies and club hopping (featuring live music and dancing late into the night!)

Have something more meaningful in mind? Invite family & friends, get your ticket, buy your wedding gown in Paris, order your cake in Sete, and make your dream wedding in the South of France a reality!
--with romantic Villa Florita as your first home...

Explore the rich culture and history of the Languedoc region while you visit! In nearby Meze, couples of all ages can reintroduce themselves to the sublelties of 'amour'-- complete with whispered phrases in French and stolen kisses-- on a romantic stroll through Meze's park at the ruined Abbey of Valmagne... or you can take the kids to a one of several area amusement/theme parks for a day of rollicking fun. They will also enjoy Meze's museum on the site of a major palentology excavation site. It has yielded one of the largest troves of Dinosaur eggs ever found! In nearby Maguelone (first settled by the Phoenicians) you can see a fabulous Romanesque cathedral built in the 1100s-- replete with heavenly mosaics (and, of course, sluices above the entry to pour boiling oil onto heathen invaders!) It was once a retreat for powerful bishops and popes during their lengthy disputes with the mighty kings of Europe! Staying for the whole season? It is easy to explore the whole region! Hop Sete's nearby train to Barcelona for some shopping, or take the ferry to Tangier for an unforgetable excursion into it's intoxicating souks!

You can always leave everything behind, and live in the moment! Back in Sete, villagers and 'in the know' international vacationers will be spending an exciting summer season sailing, taking in live jazz or short film festivals, enjoying concerts & street performances, touring Roman ruins, sampling French perfume or pasteries, and strolling the flea market and open-air exhibits looking for that perfect souvenier! They will be falling in love, (perhaps again!) celebrating with relatives and new found friends at the joyous carnivals, or cheering their chosen team at the traditional water jousting tournaments held each summer in Sete.... Will you be among them?

When you get tired, retreat to your serene balcony at Villa Florita -- to shower, nap, relax, enjoy the lovely view, and sip expresso in the fresh sea air. As the day winds to a close-- let your hair down, set the tone with music, and share memories of your day's adventures over artisan cheeses and a glass of good local wine.... Now you understand the true meaning of 'le joie de vie!'
Welcome to Villa Florita! Won't you be our guest?



D'abord offrant et Tarification(Évaluation) Promotionnelle! SAUVEZ!!! Éprouvez authentique au Sud de charme de la France et la culture dans ceci PRESQUE ENTIÈREMENT A RÉNOVÉ 5 chambre à coucher à la maison dans la ville de recours(de station de vacances) antique de Sete. Béni par des brises méditerranéennes et une vue de Bassin de Thau, ce tri-niveau, le domicile rempli de soleil dort 14. Il représente(dispose de) 3 salles de bains pleines(complètes) (1 sur chaque plancher(étage)) pour le confort et la commodité de nos invités avec une grande terrasse et une association(un bassin) privée. La première rénovation de niveau est maintenant complète. Les 2ème et 3ème niveaux sont tout à fait supportables, mais actuellement étant mis à jour. CECI EST VOTRE OCCASION DE SAUVER(D'ÉCONOMISER) SUR CETTE PROPRIÉTÉ HAUT DE GAMME JUSTE À TEMPS POUR LA SAISON DE VACANCES D'ÉTÉ!

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, Any language supported by Google Translate
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Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/25/2016

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 180 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • #4 Michelle, the 3rd flr Master: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    New king bed with water view Juliette balcony and dbl futon....moreless

  • #5 Oscar Chambre 3rd flr: 1 double

    A 55x75' (140x200cm) bed for 2 & shared 2nd flr. full bath....moreless

  • #3 Sylvie Chambre 2nd flr: 1 queen

    One Queen bed for 2 with shared full bath in hall....moreless

  • #2 Elyse Chambre 2nd flr.: 1 double

    One 55x79' (140x200cm) bed for 2. Shared full bath in hall....moreless

  • #1 Almandine 2nd flr: 2 double, 2 twin/ single

    2 singles+2-55x75' loft floor mattresses & shared bath. ...moreless

  • Linens & towels provided. Fully washed & changed prior to arrival. Some bedrooms feature French windows & a sea view. Bed sizes are approximate, a full list is available on request. The Master bed is an American King sz (bigger than Euro king.) Bdrm #1 loft area ceilings are not full height. There is one shared full bath on each floor. There is a functional Juliette balcony in one room on both the 2nd & 3rd floor. Vaccuum available for guest use if necessary. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    NEW 1st level full bathroom w/shower, sink & toilet, no tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    2nd flr shared full bath with corner tub, sink & toilet....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    3rd floor shared bath/shower with sink, toilet & skylight....moreless

  • All linens & towels provided. A bar of soap and a starter roll of toilet tissue are provided in each bathroom on arrival. Guests may procure detergent & wash their items in the appliances on the 1st level during longer stays, or request daily or weekly housekeeping for a prepaid fee, if available. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Rooms are NOT rented separately. The entire residence is at your disposal. Events are at the owners discretion with proper liability insurance binder & higher security bond. Some renters prefer the convenience of a car, however, it is not a necessity as bus, train, air and ferry transport are nearby (or accessible by public transport) and it is a short walk to town. Airport/train transfers, pantry pre-stock for arrival, daily or weekly maid service, professional massage, or catering may be available by prepaid arrangement, please inquire prior to booking as the offer of these services is subject to availability and may be withdrawn without notice at any time. A local store with necessities is approx. 1 block from the residence. The home is conveniently situated for easy access to all attractions -- or just enjoy the water view right from Villa Florita!...moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village:

    The Village of Sete is an approximate 10 min. walk....moreless

  • Water View:

    All levels, except the entry level, have a view of the Bassin de Thau. See our photos....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Seating for 8 people
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday (Christmas/New Yrs.)
Dec 20 - Jan 7
7 night min stay

$1,686
Easter Week
Apr 19 - Apr 25
7 night min stay

$1,476
May (min. rate shown-email us)
May 1 - May 31
7 night min stay

$1,686
Summer Shoulder Season
Jun 1 - Jun 28
7 night min stay

$1,581
Sète Worldwide Festival, Elect
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017
10 night min stay
$527
Late Summer
Aug 17 - Aug 30
7 night min stay

$1,792
Early Fall
Aug 31 - Sep 27
7 night min stay

$1,581
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,265

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $790.48
  • Nonrefundable cleaning f $131.75

Notes:

Rentals are normally Saturday to Saturday or by agreement. Over 12 guests add €12 per person. 14 people maximum. To inquire or reserve, please email michellehmail-frcondo@yahoo.com. The Self Booking feature is NOT accepted. Your booking is tentative & subject to availability, + rates subject to change w/o notice until we email your "Final Booking Confirmation."


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Montpellier - Méditerranée Airport, Mauguio, Franc
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
many within a 5-10 min. walk
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Séte, FR to Tangier, Morrocco
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Cap d'Agde
1.2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Grande Rue Mario Roustan to various national/intl.
41 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A9
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
many within a 5-10 min. walk
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
approximately
19 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Camille Blanc/D2 approx. a 15/20 min. walk

Car: Not Necessary

A doctor lives very nearby. Bassin de Thau Hospital is 4.9 km. Churches nearby. Synagogue approx. 40km. Within a 30 min. radius by car you will find many recreation centers & entertainments featuring activities for adults & children including: a large sandy beach on the sea, movie theatres, a marina, shopping, a flea market & antiques, golf, horseback riding, a zoo, tennis, casinos, a farmer's market, restaurants & bars, art exhibits, cultural events, hiking, landmarks, museums, ruins, & spas. Nude sunbathing in nearby Cap d'Agde. Bus stop 50ft. Petrol station 1 block. High speed rail, international ferry, & airport nearby. Be sure to hike up Mont St. Clair to see the forest, visit the village's peaceful Maritime chapel & get a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea. Water jousting tournaments held in summer each year are a noisy & exciting 'must see' event for locals & visitors alike! Restaurants abound. Local wine is excellent and cheap, seafood is local and extremely fresh. Of course, just dining in Sete is worth the trip!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: I work in the medical field, grew up in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and now live in Chicago. An avid Francophile and semi-professional photographer, I am learning French, taking dancing lessons, and plan to retire at Villa Florita. I enjoy a balance of meditative quiet and mentally/physically stimulating activity in places of natural beauty. I welcome the opportunity to share this beautiful vacation retreat with my guests.

Why Sète, France:
I love a challenge and was drawn to the authentic experience, beauty, and history of Sete. The area offered so much to do, and the fresh seafood and bakery goods were outstanding! I enjoy the regular opportunity to buy incredible produce at the farmer's market, to ensure what I eat is fresh and wholesome. Convenient public transportation and walking distance to the fabulous restaurants, museums, and regular cultural or artistic events provided a perfect balance to this restful, seaside resort escape. When presented with the option to purchase a vintage, water-view, property in the friendly town of Sete, that also offered me the opportunity to have a convenient European base from which to explore other nearby-by countries, I just could not resist!!! Villa Florita was born! I proudly offer you the benefits of the lengthy renovations to my country home. I truly believe that you, like me, will fall in love with with my charming vacation villa and the ambiance of Sete!

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
ALMOST COMPLETELY RENOVATED, sunny, 3-story, vintage, sea-view home built in 1840 and full of character. Conveniently situated, by public or private transport, in the port/resort town of Sete, France, (36km/22.5 mi SW of Montpiellier.) Modern convenience throughout with the original authenticy retained! Comfortably sleeps 10 adults & up to 4 children: 5 Bedrooms with 2 full baths w/tub & entry level full bath w/shower. Several rooms with views of Bassin de Thau (see our photos). Additonal cots may be available for addtl. fee. You may fully zoom to the property using the VRBO map's satellite zoom feature. Kitchen equipped with cooking and serving pieces. We have new appliances, including dishwasher, gas AND electric stove tops, + coffee and expresso makers, all cooking and service utensils, washer AND DRYER! Wifi, flat screen tv, modern sound system, and patio retreat with private pool. I have retained the original, exposed vintage stone walls and fireplace in living room and fascade details. A safe location & friendly town with a 12 km sandy beach on the Mediterranean, gated on-site parking, convenient walk to the village, the water, the grocery, or public transport. Au natural sunbathing in nearby Cap d'Agde, accessible by a 20 minute train trip, leaving hourly. Scooter and bike rentals in town. Villa Florita is an excellent base for forays by train, plane, or ferry into nearby Paris, Spain, Italy, or North Africa. The unobtrusive manager, who speaks French & English, lives next door to oversee your needs and offer suggestions. Sip tea on the & enjoy the view of Bassin de Thau from the balcony or relax on our terrace, surrounded by olive, fig & fragrant vervain. Your dream French vacation awaits!


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Calendar last updated: 10/25/2016

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  • Built in 1840 and now renovated,
Villa Florita, Sete, offers a pool & sea view!

    Built in 1840 and now renovated, Villa Florita, Sete, offers a pool & sea view!

  • Dining for 10, a flat screen TV & comfortable new living room seating await you.

    Dining for 10, a flat screen TV & comfortable new living room seating await you.

  • Fully equipped NEW kitchen with washer & dryer exits to the sunny terrace.

    Fully equipped NEW kitchen with washer & dryer exits to the sunny terrace.

  • NEW! Modern 1st floor full bath with shower for your convenience.

    NEW! Modern 1st floor full bath with shower for your convenience.

  • Villa has new linens throughout.
This is 2nd flr bedroom 1 w/lovely balcony.

    Villa has new linens throughout. This is 2nd flr bedroom 1 w/lovely balcony.

  • The sunny, shared 2nd floor full bath with tub and double sinks.

    The sunny, shared 2nd floor full bath with tub and double sinks.

  • The gorgeous 3rd floor view from the breezy Master bedroom balcony...

    The gorgeous 3rd floor view from the breezy Master bedroom balcony...

  • The 3rd floor shared full bath features a ceil bleu view!

    The 3rd floor shared full bath features a ceil bleu view!

  • Sete is called the 'Venice of Languedoc' for the canal network used by ships.

    Sete is called the 'Venice of Languedoc' for the canal network used by ships.

  • Fishermen at work in the harbor, deliver fresh sole, bass, eel, bream, & squid.

    Fishermen at work in the harbor, deliver fresh sole, bass, eel, bream, & squid.

  • This park features le petite carousel. Other Amusement/theme parks are close by.

    This park features le petite carousel. Other Amusement/theme parks are close by.

  • Terrasse wraps around the house, accessible from the kitchen or front door

    Terrasse wraps around the house, accessible from the kitchen or front door

  • The village of Sete is nestled between the Mediterranean Sea & E'Tang de Thau.

    The village of Sete is nestled between the Mediterranean Sea & E'Tang de Thau.

  • The original fireplace in the living /dining area.  The Villa is freshly painted

    The original fireplace in the living /dining area. The Villa is freshly painted

  • The new kitchen features gas & electric stove tops + dishwasher & coffee maker.

    The new kitchen features gas & electric stove tops + dishwasher & coffee maker.

  • Villa Florita's private terrace & pool, relax and enjoy! (Sorry, no trampoline.)

    Villa Florita's private terrace & pool, relax and enjoy! (Sorry, no trampoline.)

  • Sea breezes lull you at night in the colorful 2nd floor bedroom #2.

    Sea breezes lull you at night in the colorful 2nd floor bedroom #2.

  • Large 1.5 room 
3rd floor master w/an American King sized bed, lovely seaview, a balcony, and and additional futon.

    Large 1.5 room 3rd floor master w/an American King sized bed, lovely seaview, a balcony, and and additional futon.

  • Comfortable, roomy, 3rd floor bedroom #2 with shared full bath.

    Comfortable, roomy, 3rd floor bedroom #2 with shared full bath.

  • In Sete, boating is a passion... Rent a jet ski, sailboat, or take a cruise!

    In Sete, boating is a passion... Rent a jet ski, sailboat, or take a cruise!

  • Fabulous restaurants offer local delicacies, wine, & oysters at reasonable prices

    Fabulous restaurants offer local delicacies, wine, & oysters at reasonable prices

  • The farmer's fresh market in Sete's center is accessible by bus or short walk.

    The farmer's fresh market in Sete's center is accessible by bus or short walk.

  • La Piscine/the pool

    La Piscine/the pool

  • Le Jardin/the garden

    Le Jardin/the garden

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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