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Chez Sidsel, Plage Paulilles. Wonderful views Mediterranean Sea and Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Peaceful, Calm, Eco friendly, Beach..Scandinavian Design...

The house is eco friendly with solarpannels.

It is in a naturel reserve with beautiful view of the sea and the mountains. It is perfect for all seasons, well insulated with good woodstoves it is really easy to heat.

There is 600 meters to one of the most wonderful beaches in France. Plage de Paulilles. You can walk in just 5 min.

There a very large livingroom with dining and kitchenarea.

All rooms have access to garden.

Wonderful views, quiet privat areas and good wood recliners makes your holliday perfect.

The reason this place is so special to me is the effect of the sea and mountains meeting just in front of the house. It is so beautifull to watch and changes constantly.

We have bought a view and build our home around it. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

If you feel like dining out, but also having a glas of vine, there are two very good restaurants just at the close beach. There are great food markeds in the villages close.

It is lovely to go and by fresh food from the farmers of fishermen and then go home and enjoy.

10-12 people.

If you are only 1-2 or 3-4 people you may rent only the upstairs.

Pls. Contact for price...or if you like to come for a shorter periode..

More Details

Mrs. Sidsel Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Little german, spanish,duch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Mrs. Sidsel Smith


I am a scandinavian architect who fell in love with my first french house 30 years ago.

Since then I have renovated houses. My house is insulated with ecological panels and easy to heat.

In summer it works to cool down the house..Perfect all year.

When we had the opportunity to buy this place, we jumped on it straight away.

It is nearly impossible to get something in a nature reserve.

Last year we have transformed the house into our dreamhouse. I am happy to be able to rent it out, when I am not in France.

I spend half of the year in Scandinavia, so while I am away you may enjoy this special place.

The house is keep very minimalist, and some might find it a little strict. Scandinavian style.

Mrs. Sidsel Smith purchased this villa in 2013

Why Mrs. Sidsel Smith chose Port-Vendres

The reason this place is special, is its perfect situation in a calm nature reserve, next to a very lovely beach. Plage de Paulilles. It is so famous that in the high season it is impossible to park your car close. You also find two good restaurants just there. Perfect.

You have perfect views over the sea, vineyards and mountains.

Of Course the house itself is also very appealing, calm, cool in summer and private.

It is strict and with scandinavian classic design furniture. Still a mediterranean atmosphere, with classic catalan cement tiled floors all over. Spacy and cool in summer with the most wonderful view from the big living that has a large bay window.

As there is no close up houses around it is really a wonderful free feeling.

In the large garden you find wooden recliners wooden tables and of course a BBQ.

Still it is all so close, nearest supermarket is just 5 min away in car.

What makes this villa unique

Children can safely walk to the beach on their own.

Very, very calm area with stunning views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Port-Vendres in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Nice big showerroom with toilet. Exit to garden.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Nice big showerroom with aces to washing machine.
  • Both showerrooms have good size. Downstairs there is washing machine and space to dry cloth.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Good extra long singlebeds,can be put together for double.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Good extra long singlebeds, can be put together for double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Good extra long double bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Good extra long double bed.
    Livingroom - 4 Sofa bed/Futon , Two good sofa/beds in the big livingroom. -with real madres.
  • Bedrooms have direct access to garden. downstairs large and with sofa or resting table. Pls. Contact for detailed info and more photos..
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Chez Sidsel, Plage Paulilles. Wonderful views Mediterranean Sea and Mountains
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Just beautiful in every way. Filled with all the comforts of home but transported us away to another life. The owner was lovely and very accommodating. Will recommend this to everyone we know!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect. Wonderful house, beautiful bay window..impressive sea view. Lovely close beach and cafe

  • 5 of 5

Extraordinary house fits perfectly 10 people...

Great BBQ area.good beds, designer stuff. I can't wait to go back..

Soo peaceful. Good for children.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 10 jours dans cette location pendant les vacances de Pacques (3 couples, 3 enfants) et avons passé de magnifiques vacances. La situation de la maison est vraiment exceptionnelle, au dessus des vignes, avec une vue incroyable qu'offre une large baie vitrée panoramique sur la côte en direction de Banyuls et du Cap de Creus. Une vue dont on ne se lasse pas! La maison est suffisamment isolée pour donner l'impression de se retrouver seul au bout du monde, tout en étant à 5 minutes en voiture de Port Vendres et de ses commerces (ce qui est assez pratique). Autre atout considérable, on peut atteindre les plages de Paulliles et de Bernardi ou les criques du cap Béar à pied, sans traverser de route (15 à 20 minutes à pied). La région, entre mer et montagne, est magnifique. La maison est bien conçue, confortable et correctement équipé. L'électricité provient de panneaux solaires, ce qui implique quelques petites contraintes (lave linge ne marche qu'en journée, il faut surveiller la consommation d'électricité) mais qui n'ont jamais été handicapantes et auxquelles on s'habitue vite. Cela rajoute même un certain charme. Peut-être que la maison ne conviendra pas forcément à ceux qui cherchent le luxe d'un hôtel 4 étoiles (il n'y a pas de micro-ondes, pas de lave-vaisselle, pas de garage pour la voiture, il faut déposer les poubelles à Port Vendres etc). Par contre elle sera parfaite pour les amoureux de la nature qui cherchent une maison avec une situation unique. On s'y sent vraiment bien. Nous recommandons vivement cette location et y retournerons avec grand plaisir.

Ps: la propriétaire, Birgithe, est très sympathique.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was really nice and positive to have your group. For a first renting I feel privileged.... Hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Plage de Paulilles
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Port Vendres
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Plage de Paulilles
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Plage de Paulilles
Car: recommended

You have 5 min walk to one of the best beaches in France. Plage de Paulilles...

5 min in car to a lovely village Port Vendres with a large choise of restaurents and shops.

A big atraction is the fresh fish that you can buy directly of the local fishermen. The nearby villages Collioure and Banyuls-sur-Mer each has their own charm and beauty.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Port-Vendres, Pyrenees-Orientales

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £134.21

We live in a very dry area, and I might ask additional fee for water. -The 'normal' amount will be included...
There is a cleaning fee of 100 euros. 20 euros is chargeable as a the pet fee. The damage deposit is 600 euros which is refundable on departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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