Luxuriously appointed and very spacious apartment on quay, completely renovated 2006, with electric heating and air-conditioning.
Our large (123 square metres = 1324 square feet) flat is the entire second floor of an old building on the quay of this lovely old deep-water port, with lots of restaurants, shops, etc, immediately to hand. The position and view are literally unique! The listed facade of the building, completely refurbished and repainted in March 2007, is one of the most photographed sights in Port-Vendres.
Unusually for a second-floor flat, because Port-Vendres rises steeply behind the quay we have a terrace of about 20 square metres at the back, reached by a short raised walkway! On the terrace are a table and chairs as well as a small barbecue.
There are three double bedrooms - the master one with a dressing room and en-suite shower room, including a toilet, with a French (of course) window overlooking the quay.
The other two bedrooms are situated at the back of the flat; one has a double bed and is equipped with an en-suite shower room, including toilet. The other bedroom has twin beds and a shower and washbasin, but no toilet. There is a separate toilet off the entrance hall.
All the bedrooms have reversible air-conditioning (hot for winter; cold for summer).
Each bedroom has colours which are reflected in the bathrooms, the lights, the soft furnishings, and the decorations. The master bedroom has fittings of a turquoise blue which echoes the decorative tiles on the facade of the building, while the other two use a darker blue and yellow respectively in the same way.
The study is situated between the two rear bedrooms and is separated from the entrance hall by a curtain. It has a 'clic-clac' sofa - convertible into a double bed, for occasional adult use or for children. There is a door from the study to a walkway leading behind the flat to the terrace.
The large (35 square metres = 377 square feet), air-conditioned lounge/dining room has two French windows overlooking the quay, and incorporates a fully-equipped kitchen - oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, etc. The dining table has seating for 8.
In the lounge is a television and DVD/CD/Radio system, two three-seater sofas, easy chairs, pouffes, a coffee table and bookcase, with a 'wood-effect' electric fire to brighten those occasional grey days.
We have broadband WiFi Internet access, digital television (therefore Sky News, CNN News,etc, as well as French channels) and telephone giving free calls to landline telephones in all countries of the European Union and a number of other countries worldwide, including Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
The utility room houses the immersion heater and a sink, and also contains a freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner.
For those holidaying with very young children, the apartment has a collapsible travel cot and a baby bath.