The panoramic views of mountains, vineyards and beautiful hills Alberes is exceptional. Comfortable house, surrounded by a garden that preserves privacy, gives the feeling of living in harmony with nature. Go to the beach, go to the market to discover the local products, eat out, go to the movies, this is all possible on foot.This house is for those looking to relax without having to take their vehicle because it is really located in Collioure.
The garden, the beach and downtown.
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- 7 Dec 2018
Why Owner chose Collioure
Located at the foot of Albères (mountains), this house facing south, facing the garrigue, the vineyards renowned Collioure and Fort St. Elmo. Its location is very private because the house is a haven of peace, while being 250m from the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. Modern style, all rooms are bright and open on a garden with Mediterranean plants. The large terrace and garden provide lunch in the shade of a pergola covered with wisteria and offer sunbathing. Ideal for those who enjoy the pleasures of the sea and the mountains (hiking).
What makes this House unique
This located in the middle of a garden on a rocky outcrop just minutes from the beach and shops house offers the possibility of a stay varied pleasures, and thus can satisfy the tastes of each holiday.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A very comfortable villa with a beautiful garden in a very peaceful situation
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay 'Sous la Glycine'. The house is very comfortable and well appointed. The beds are comfortable too. The bathrooms are modern and there is always plenty of hot water. The house is well situated in Collioure, a short walk to the beach, the Boucherie and the general store. Evelyne, who looks after the property is friendly, attentive and efficient.If possible take your own bed linen and towels as the cost to hire them from the owner is high!
Not good value for money - brilliantly situated but not all luxurious
House is hard to find (a name on the front would have helped) and involves ignoring ‘No Entry Except for residents’ signs. First impressions not good, with rusty iron railings leading up the steps to the door – and there is an unprotected drop just outside the door. The first thing you see on entering is a printed sign stuck on a mirror threatening that if the property is not left clean then a large charge will be made.
On arrival discovered that no bed linen or towels are provided - despite the website clearly stating ‘good bedding’ and the high rental cost. The housekeeper who met us said that there would be an additional hire charge and laundry cost of €86. She rang/texted the owner about this on our behalf and reported that the owner said we had to pay. So having already driven for over 6 hours to get there, we spent the next hour driving to the neighbouring town to buy bedding and towels at a cost of over €100 – but at least we got to take it home with us. The owner later called and said that she had not been able to respond to the housekeeper’s call, had not said that we had to pay and was willing to supply the linen, but by that time we had already bought it. The owner has not offered any recompense from the very high rent that we paid for the week
* much of the house is tatty, with walls daubed with paint identifying redecoration required
* main bathroom is extremely dated, with some tiles missing and worn lilac sanitary ware
*could not find a plug for the bath and the shower head was broken and fixed so low over the bath that the only option was to kneel in the bath to use it
* ground floor bedroom had extremely filthy, ugly and dirty cracked glass extension leading onto surrounding dirty back garden with decrepit furniture
* main bedroom has only a chest of drawers and no other clothes storage
* upstairs floors were dirty on arrival and on the terrace there were pieces of old bread
*kitchen newly fitted but is small and has virtually has virtually no food preparation surfaces
*only one sun lounger
The good points:
* newly decorated and furnished large dining/sitting room
* excellent garden terrace with a good very large dining table
* downstairs shower room is newly fitted and good.
* beds are comfortable
*house is very quiet.
We are experienced renters in France and despite a good location this property is very very expensive. If and when it is fully refurbished, then it would be worth the current rent.
After a number of misunderstandings, following some uncomfortable hosts ... I regret that you did not say that the linen was provided the evening of your arrival for free, that a cleaning team was proposed, that a team of gardeners has come, the room located 2m from yours offers a large closet (2 wardrobes and shelves) all along the wall, to the ceiling, which measures 200 cm x 60 cm deep, etc.
The house is there to make a very pleasant stay for its guests and it only thinks of improving its comfort every year and being concerned about the well-being of its guests. Fortunately, many guests appreciate it.
Spacious secluded house in great location
We were a family of three generations and this house was perfect for us. It is very comfortable and well-designed. There is plenty of well-furnished living and dining space and the large garden is lovely. Each of the bedrooms has some outdoor access and the general layout ensures privacy. Linen hire is extra (and a bit on the steep side) and kitchen work surfaces are limited, but it is extremely well-equipped. There's no shortage of crockery, glasses, pans etc... plus microwave, rotisserie oven and gas barbecue. The terrace is shaded by a magnificent wisteria and the views of Fort St Elme are superb. Best of all, this tranquil setting is off Collioure's tourist beat yet scarcely five minutes walk from beach, shops and restaurants. We shall look forward to a return visit.
Lovely postion in a gorious town - good garden - pricey for what you get
We booked this as a "luxury" break in a well-known town. It was peak season ( "super peak" is August) yet the villa was quiet and easy to reach. good parking outside. Perfect in terms of position and calm. The garden with a nice terrace looks like the picture as does that magnificent view of the castle.
But, in detail, disappointing, when you take the price into account.
The house is in need of investment and you are greeting by rusty painted grills.
The kitchen is very thin and had no working space at all (as we left they were adding a little). Very hard to prepare meals for 2 let alone a family. Kitchen equipment is basically cast offs from elsewhere, much mismatched and none of quality.
The advertised AirCon was in fact limited to the main lounge and in the hot days we enjoyed, the bedrooms were stifling.
The main bedroom is pretty but has no storage at all. Others had a mixture of old furniture but were very dated. One bathroom is also in the dark early 70's style, while the basement shower room is modern and a model to what we had hoped for in the rest of the house.
Also beware the €1000 deposit which is much larger that others here - to be fair it was refunded quickly.
It could be stupendous but it needs a bit of love and attention from the rent money.... If you want a large house in a great spot and the price works for you then you may overlook the above....
Lovely house in a superb location
Lovely house and a beautiful garden. Friendly reception when we arrived and a minor problem was dealt with promptly and efficiently. The description of the property and location was accurate. Everything was very clean and well-maintained. Would definitely recommend this property to other people and we hope to return to it ourselves at some time.
superbe villa à quelques pas de la mer
Grande maison pleine de charme et joliment décorée. Grand jardin et terrasse parfaite pour des soupers en famille. Superbe vue sur le fort St-Elme de la chambre des maîtres. La plage de Collioure est à 5 minutes à pied et grand choix de restaurants à distance de marche. Très bon accueil à l'arrivée. Je conseille cette maison sans réserve!
Big house full of charm and nicely decorated. Large garden and terrace perfect for family dinners. Great view of Fort St-Elme from the master bedroom. The beach at Collioure is a 5 minute walk and great choice of restaurants within walking distance. Very welcome on arrival. I recommend this house without reservation !
By road: Motorway A9, exit Perpignan Sud direction Elne then Argelès / Mer, 2 then access either the Corniche or the RN 114.
By train: direct train Paris/Port-Bou or TGV Paris-Perpignan. Station of Collioure.
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Royal Castle of Collioure, Fort St. Elmo, Museum of Modern Art Peské - villa Pams, Museum of Céret (20 kms), Cloister Elne (13 kms), the city of Perpignan knowned for his Palace of the Kings of Majorca, Museum Hyacinthe Rigaud and the famous Festival of photo-reporter 'Visa'(25kms)at the beginning of september.
In Spain, Museum of Dali, in Figueres (45 kms).
Un acompte de 25% est demandé pour toute réservation. La réception des locataires, la remise des clés et l'état des lieux se font par une personne présente sur place. Pour le tarif Automne - Hiver - Noël : la consommation électrique est à la charge des locataires.