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Luxury, air-conditioned 3-bedroom Apartment on Port-Vendres Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,323 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 doubles, 1 twin, all en-suite. 1 occasional bedroom. Sleeps 6

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.

More Details

Frank or Penny Parkinson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

Why Frank or Penny Parkinson chose Port-Vendres

Look at our web site - link given at the bottom of the Facilities page, or telephone us to get in touch with us directly. Payments for the apartment can be made by bank transfer to our English or French banks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A really lovely apartment, great location and stunning views.

Have been coming to PV for the last 6 years and it never disappoints.

Great weather, food and wine.
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Port-Vendres in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1323 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanitory unit, Heated towel rail
    Double en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanitory unit, Heated towel rail
    Twin en-suite - Shower Enclosure , Vanitory unit, Heated towel rail
    WC - Toilet , Wash hand basin
  • The two double bedrooms have full en-suite facilities (shower, wash basin and WC). The twin bedroom has a shower and wash basin. There is a separate WC off the entrance hall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double - 1 Double Bed , With en-suite shower room
    Twin - 2 Single Bed , En-suite shower - no toilet
    Study - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , For occasional use only
    Master - 1 Double Bed , With dressing area and en-suite shower room.
  • All rooms have reversible air-conditioning. This provides individually controllable cooling or heating as required.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The lounge/dining room has two French windows overlooking the quay, with reversible air-conditioning as well as an electric fire. The fully-fitted kitchen has an oven, hob, micro-wave, dishwasher and fridge. The master bedroom has a French window overlooking the quay, a dressing area and en-suite shower room with toilet. The double bedroom has an en-suite shower room with toilet. The twin bedroom has a shower and washbasin but no toilet. A separate toilet is off the entrance hall. The study is equipped with a sofa double bed - it is suitable for occasional or children's use. The lounge is not used for sleeping accommodation. There is a travel cot with bedding and baby bath. All bedrooms have reversible air-conditioning. The utility room has a freezer, washing machine and drier, ironing facilities and storage. The flat is on the second floor and has no lift. Broadband internet access with WiFi is available and free telephone calls can be made to land-lines in many countries.


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Luxury, air-conditioned 3-bedroom Apartment on Port-Vendres Waterfront
average rating of 4.902439 based on 55 reviews
Auckland, New Zealand

Fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is "one out of the box" and we have already been recommending it to friends thinking of making the long trip to Europe for a holiday.

If you are looking for a holiday experience outside the tourist meccas, Port Vendres is worth considering. It is well placed as a central point for day trips [a car is essential for flexible excursions to the many points of interest, though the 1 Euro bus service is great value for local trips]. The apartment is also ideal for lazy days as it is so spacious and comfortable. It is far more than just a place to sleep as being in the centre of a small compact habourside commercial centre it has all you need within a few yards downstairs - good coffee, seafood restaurants, convenience store, supermarket, frock shop etc etc. As a working fishing port the fish is fresh and if cooking in making use of the excellent kitchen is your choice just landed fish is available most mornings on the habourside just along the road along with a stunning range of fruit and veg at the vege shop. There is also a comprehensive fish market at the far end of the town. Of course for breakfast the fresh croisants are also available downstairs. Hint - avoid pizzas - the local chefs may do marvelous things with fish but the pizzas are terrible!

The area is a mecca for those interested in early 20th century modern art with reproductions of famous works positioned at the spot where they were painted. Port Vendres, Coulliere, Ceret [where there is a fabulouse art gallery with the largest Picasso I have seen] are all worth a visit. The comprehensive website and info provided by Frank and Penny also give good info on possible excursions but it is worth while doing some homework on the fascinating history and politics of the area to get the most from your time here We spent 2 weeks with another couple and could have easily stayed longer.

The website for this apartment is exceptional - accurate and informative in so many ways. The property---- I would be happy to live there permanently, it is so comfotable and well placed with beautiful views over he harbour!!! The owners are great, very friendly and helpful, obviously keen to make your holiday experience the best they can.

As mentioned above we have been recommending [raving about] this property to our friends and would love to be able to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison and Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Fantastic apartment right on the harbor!

  • 5 of 5

A delightful apartment located right on the water with awesome views of the harbor in downtown Port-Vendres. The apartment is located on the second (third floor to Americans), right above a small restaurant and next door to a very nice bakery. We experienced no noise from the restaurant. The apartment features three spacious bedrooms, two of which have en suite bath and shower. The third bedroom has a sink and shower with access to a separate toilet across the hall. The kitchen is fully loaded with everything you need. The hosts are easy to work with and have prepared detailed instructions for everything you may need help with. We followed the host written suggestions for interesting day trips. The view over the harbor was enjoyable day and night, from watching the occasional cruise ship dock across the harbor to watching the moored boats bob in the water at night. Very relaxing! There is a free municipal parking lot about 100 yards away. The only day we had trouble finding a parking space was on the day of arrival (a Saturday), when we had to drive around the lot a couple times waiting for a space to open. The only negative about our stay -- we had to leave after seven days! Would love to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacieux, agréable et idéalement situé

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est spacieux, bien équipé, agréable à vivre et idéalement situé sur le port.

Les propriétaires sont charmants, attentifs à notre confort et besoins et arrangeants (clés, départ, arrivée).

Nous étions 6, et nous avons passé une excellente semaine.

Merci Franck et Penny !

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Appartement très bien placé, spacieux

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé de très agréables vacances dans cet appartement spacieux et climatisé. Il est appréciable d'avoir trois salles de bain lorsque vous êtes une famille de cinq personnes.

Le fait d'avoir la literie, le linge de toilette et les serviettes de plage fournis est un point très positif.

Les propriétaires sont très attentifs à l'accueil : les lits sont faits, de la documentation diverse et variée est fournie et un panier de bienvenue attend les vacanciers.

Je recommande vivement cette location.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, clean, and very well located.

  • 5 of 5

A quiet location despite being right on the main street above a restaurant and a cafe. Very convenient, all you need is right outside, grocer, fish sellers, boulangerie, post office, cash machines etc. The best beach in the area is Pualilles, just over the next hill south. It also has a very good beachfront restaurant, Sol Mio, with a terrace overlooking the sea. Very relaxed, its fine to walk in for lunch straight off the beach, put your clothes back on though! We used the bus, no. 400, flat fare 1 euro from the bottom end of the quay in Port Vendres, having arrived by train. there are no Taxis in Port Vendres but the station is only 500m from the flat. The flat itself is very spacious airy and clean. If its three bedroom in Port Vendres you want, I could not think of a better placed property. Port Vendres itself is still a working port with fishing boats and a regular container ship which berths on the other side of the harbour, so its not entirely reliant on tourist money, unlike nearby Collioure and Banyuls. It has the feel of a provincial town and is a very good place to base yourself in.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Near Geneva

A home from home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

I was visiting the area with my mother for family reasons. As soon as we entered the apartment I knew it was the right choice: spacious, light and equipped with everything one needs. Frank and Penny have really done everything possible to make one's stay a pleasure. The location is splendid too: right on the harbour with an unbeatable view from the living room windows, a free (!) car park just across the road, and all the restaurants and bars one needs. And for people like me who need their WiFi connection, the news is good: it worked perfectly the whole time. On a couple of days the weather was hot and humid, but the air-conditioning units dealt with that nicely. And the beds are thoroughly comfortable, so no problems there. The visitors' book in the living room is full of appreciative comments (including mine), and it has been a pleasure to write this review. A big thank you to Frank and Penny for all the care they have lavished on this splendid apartment!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
29 Kilometres
Le Boulou
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Le Racou
Car: recommended

Port-Vendres has a long history - it was known to Greek sailors in the 8th century BC. It is the nearest French deep-water port to Africa and was the embarkation point for Algeria during the period of French rule.

Many fighters fled Nazi occupation from Port-Vendres to join the Free French and the RAF during the last World War. Nowadays it is a lively small fishing port with cruise liners, pleasure craft and some freight.

The town is surrounded by beautiful hills with vineyards producing AOC Collioure and Banyuls wines. The charming resort of Collioure is 3 kilometres away, while the lovely, winding coast road takes you the 21 kilometres to Spain. Also along the coast are the busy beach resorts of Argeles sur Mer, St Cyprien, Banyuls and others. Roads through the Pyrenees take you to Andorra via Mont Louis and Font Romeu, or to Spain via Ceret. Perpignan, with its history, shops and nightlife is 33 kilometres away.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Middle Season
2 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
18 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Middle Season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £196.29

Price includes:-
Electricity (air conditioning and heating included); Bed linen; Towels (including Beach towels); Welcome pack (with local wine, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, jams and biscuits); dishwasher tablets for the duration of the stay.
Normal changeover day is Saturday - but this can be varied.
5% discount for second consecutive week (Prices for longer lets available on request).

Deposit of 25% with booking; balance (plus refundable £150/€220 security deposit) due 8 weeks before arrival. Payment by cheque or electronic transfer to our bank.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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