Best of All Worlds, Private Pool, Stunning Views, Walk to Village, Drive to Sea - La Paloma House

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

La Paloma is a large residence on the edge of the medieval village of Arles sur Tech in the Languedoc region of South West France.

In 1956 local chiropractor, Mr Boix and his dentist wife chose this prime site on an old vineyard with views over the picturesque village to create a villa to live in and a separate suite of rooms for them to practice in.

When we bought La Paloma in 2003 we converted the practice rooms into a separate apartment, installed a swimming pool and created extra terraces. La Paloma can be rented as a House to sleep 12 or a Villa to sleep 6.

Either option provides:

- Private pool
- Stunning views
- Extensive terraces
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Short walk to shops and restaurants
- Short drive to coast and into Spain
- Cots, pushchairs and high chairs available

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John & Gina Biggs

La Paloma is the ideal venue for a family reunion, celebrations or two family holidays. The two-story layout of the property lends itself to large gatherings. In addition to sleeping 12 people in the bedrooms there are three sofa beds to accommodate a further 6 people. With two kitchens, three bathrooms and three reception rooms there is plenty of room for party members to find their own space.

If your party is smaller you can rent just the villa section for 6 people.

The various outside terraces and seating areas mean that you can be together when you want to and can separate into smaller groups when required. In the evenings party members can find their own favourite spots to group together and enjoy a quite drink and meal or to play music and chat the night away.

One of the most important reasons for us buying a house in France was our love of food and wine. The main kitchen at La Paloma usually becomes the main gathering place when we are there with friends and family. The kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons and some interesting traditional French features. It has a table that will comfortably sit eight people, an American fridge with ice maker and modern gas cooker along with all the utensils and equipment required for the most ambitious cook.

A small library of cookbooks includes books from Elizabeth David though to Rick Stein should you be stuck for inspiration. Coll Frers, the village butcher has a fabulous selection of meat, poultry, and charcuterie and the local Spar has fresh supplies of vegetables each day. To see our Blog about how we live at La Paloma see the owner’s website at

Child Friendly – Cots, pushchairs and high chairs available

La Paloma House: France Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 78363ha

La Paloma House consists of La Paloma Villa and La Paloma Apartment and can be rented throughout the year. La Paloma Villa can be rented anytime apart from July and August. See tab at top of page to rent La Paloma Villa. The house is perfect for large parties, family reunions and two family holidays. The villa section provides the main accommodation, reception rooms, kitchen, bathrooms and three bedrooms with beds for six. The self-contained apartment has its own front door, kitchen, lounge diner, shower room and two further bedrooms with beds for six. When at La Paloma with a large party we tend to consign the youngsters to the apartment. This leaves us to enjoy the peace and quite afforded by the villa with its large terraces and fantastic views. The youngsters meanwhile can enjoy themselves; close enough to be safe and far away enough to feel independent. Meal times are always the highlight of the day at La Paloma. There are several terraces to choose from for lunch providing shade or sun as required. As dinner time approaches party members drift back from the activities of the day and congregate in the large kitchen to share stories and help prepare the meal over a glass of local wine.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/23/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    En-suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Vanity unit...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Vanity unit...moreless

  • We know that planning for a big group holiday can be a challenge and that numbers can change at the last minute. That’s why we charge a flat rate for the property and not a price per person. If you find that you have more people than you planned for we can put an extra single bed in the master bedroom and provide linen for the two double sofa beds in the villa lounge and the one in the apartment. For a copy of floor plans showing the location of the beds see our website at:

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • Bathroom 4: shower


  • Bathroom 5: toilet


  • The house was recently fitted with a high pressure water pump and new water heating system. To celebrate their arrival, and to make maximum use of the benefits they bring we have installed new shower units in the main bathrooms. They have dinner plate size shower roses to drench you in gallons of warm water at the end of day by the pool or to wash away the sand after a day at the beach....moreless

Other Amenities

  • To see an extensive gallery of photos showing the facilities the house offers see the owner’s website at: Child Friendly – Cots, pushchairs and high chairs available...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2016
3 night min stay

Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay

Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2018
3 night min stay

Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2018
3 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $243.40
  • No additional mandatory fees


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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Perpignan France at 30 Kilometres - Girona Spain
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
In the village
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
In Amélie-les-Bains
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
In the village
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Les Angles
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

La Paloma is in the beautiful medieval village of Arles sur Tech. Arles is one of the most southerly villages in France and is just a few miles from the Spanish frontier where you can access Figures, famous for it’s Salvador Dali connection and the historic Catalan city of Girona. The prefecture of Ceret, famous for it’s annual cheery festival and museum of modern art is a short drive away. Beyond Ceret the old Roman road leads to the picturesque Côte Vermeille with the artists’ enclave at Collioure and seafood lovers paradise of, Port-Vendres once the home of René Mackintosh. The regional city of Perpignan is a thirty-minute drive away with its bustling shops, ancient canal network and fascinating Arabic quarter. Further up the coast you can reach Montpelier in one and a half hours and the historic Cathar city of Carcassonne in two.Getting here is easy. You can come by Ryanair to Perpignan or Girona, EasyJet to Barcelona, TGV to Perpignan or spend a leisurely day or two driving down from the Channel ports and crossing the spectacular Millau viadu

Other Activities: For full details of other activities in the area see owner’s website at:

Golf: Bahia Mini Golf & Restaurant

La Baillie 66150 Arles sur Tech

33 (0) 468 87 87 01

Great for the family. Cheap and cheerful and good quality too. Turn left just before the bridge into Arles sur Tech, past the basketball centre and follow the signs up the winding road. You can just play a round of mini golf if you like or take a drink in the sunshine and enjoy the views.

Golf de Falgos

Details: 18 holes length 5044m. Par 70. Barcelona 187km. Perpignan 59km

Location St Laurent de Cerdans open 1 March – 30 November

A stunningly located golf course, hotel, restaurant and spa. Spectacular views over the snow capped Canigou to the north and the bay of Roses to the south. Well worth spending a day here for golfers and non golfers alike.

Golf de St Cyprien

Details: 18 Holes length 6480m. Par 73 : 9 holes 2724m par 35. Barcelona 200km Perpignan 20km

Location St Cyprien

PGA de Catalunya

Details: 18 holes. Length 7160yds. Par 72. Barcelona 45min Girona 15mins

location Caldes de Malavella(Girona).

Ski: We don’t pretend that La Paloma is a perfect ski location, but in the winter there are a number of ski areas within an hour or two’s drive. This works well if only some of your party are keen skiers and others prefer the village life and mild temperatures around La Paloma.

The nearest resort is at Vallter 2000, about 1.5 hours away in Spain. This is good resort for beginners.

For more advanced skiing the resorts around the plateau at the top of the neighbouring Tet Valley provide lots of choice.

It will take you a couple of hours to drive there and we can recommend hotels if you decide to make it an overnight trip.

It is a good idea to carry snow chains if you plan to visit either of there events. The roads are normally cleared each day, but you can get caught out by a sudden heavy dump of snow. We have a selection of chains to fit most vehicles, so just ask.


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Calendar last updated: 10/23/2016

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  • Pool


  • Views from La Paloma

    Views from La Paloma

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Main reception

    Main reception

  • Main kitchen

    Main kitchen

  • Traditional cookware

    Traditional cookware

  • Outside dining

    Outside dining

  • Local history

    Local history

  • Local shops

    Local shops

  • 40 minutes to Collioure

    40 minutes to Collioure

  • By road via the Millau viaduct

    By road via the Millau viaduct

  • or the whole House for 12

    or the whole House for 12

  • Pool & terrace

    Pool & terrace

  • View from La Paloma

    View from La Paloma

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Main reception

    Main reception

  • Fully equipped

    Fully equipped

  • Main dining room

    Main dining room

  • The village

    The village

  • Local market

    Local market

  • 30 minutes away

    30 minutes away

  • Get here with low cost airlines

    Get here with low cost airlines

  • Rent the Villa for 6 people

    Rent the Villa for 6 people

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