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Breathtaking sea views from large private rooftop terrace at Port Rive Gauche

Bedrooms 2
Space 624 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Breathtaking sea views from stylish 2 bedroom apartment steps from the old port

GANIVELLE is a beautiful 2-bedroom apartment with one of the most spectacular views in the region. Perched on the top of the Port Rive Gauche building, the panorama is stunning – uninterrupted views over the blue waters of the Etang du Thau and its gentle fishing boat and yacht traffic, the oyster tables, and the sparkling lights of Sète beyond. Full height sliding doors create the quintessential indoor-outdoor experience so that you can take full advantage of the regions glorious climate as well as enjoying the views.

Ganivelle is superbly located on the water’s edge just steps from the picturesque port of Marseillan, in the heart of the Languedoc, described by the Sunday Times as “Staggeringly pretty, one of the most unspoiled ports in France." The area is home to winegrowers and fishermen and its beautiful historic port has an array of excellent bars and restaurants. The Etang de Thau offers a myriad of activities; sailing, swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing. A short drive away you’ll find miles of sandy Mediterranean beaches and the Southern entrance to the Canal du Midi.

Stylish Open Living

The penthouse apartment offers stylish and relaxing self-catering for 4 people. The décor is simple, comfortable and chic, using natural and locally-sourced materials and shades inspired by the terroir.

It is easily accessible by stairs or lift, is fully air-conditioned and offers free WiFi access, TV and DVD player.

Light, relaxed open plan living & dining area

The open plan living/dining area is dominated by floor to ceiling glass doors and the sea views beyond. The doors open completely onto the terrace, creating a seamless living and entertaining area with a stunning sea panorama. It offers a relaxing space, with comfortable sofa, table & dining chairs.

The Terrace

The large south-facing private terrace allows you to enjoy Mediterranean outdoor living. Furnished with sun loungers, table, chairs and parasol, you can enjoy outdoor livings and dining while watching local wildlife as well as passing fishing and sail boats.

The Bedrooms

The apartment sleeps 4 people in 2 peaceful bedrooms. One bedroom has a large double bed and the other has 2 single beds. Each opens directly onto the terrace and the sea views.

The kitchen

The open kitchen is spacious and has everything you need for self-catering; including a fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, induction hob and multi-function oven. There is also a coffee maker, toaster, electric kettle and a full range of china and glassware.

The bathroom

The bathroom has a luxurious deep freestanding bath, a wash basin, heated towel rail. A hair dryer and high quality towels are provided.

Additional facilities

There is a communal laundry room with washing machine and separate drier; an iron and ironing board are available on request.

Secure on-site parking for one vehicle is available in the garage. Free parking for additional vehicles is available outside the building.

More Details

Marie O'Hara
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a luxury retreat in the perfect location right on the waterfront with a very large sun deck, spectacular views, fully retractable glass doors between sitting room & patio, and all the comforts you could wish for. It is finished to a very high standard and furnished with real flare. Everything works, air conditioning throughout, and ample cutlery and glasses. If you are thinking of booking and nervous about flights of stairs, be reassured that there is a lift. Though there is a private car park in the building we were just as happy with the free public car park next to the building. The booking arrangements were easy and Marie was charming throughout. My wife & I changed our arrival time & Carol the local contact was very kind & accommodating. This really is a gem of an apartment and I highly recommend it. I spent many many months planning our road trip & was particularly looking forward to this appartment because it was the best I had seen on all manner of booking sites. It surpassed my high expectations! The photographs don’t quite do it justice.
May 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marseillan in Hérault

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 624 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Luxurious free standing bath with a shower hose attachment
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...


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Breathtaking sea views from large private rooftop terrace at Port Rive Gauche
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful apartment for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just spent a very relaxing week at Ganivelle in Marseillan. The apartment was perfect for our needs and Marseillan proved to be a great spot for winding down after a hectic few months at work, school etc.

During our stay we used our car just once to travel further afield. Ganivelle's perfect balcony was the ideal spot for lounging in the sun and the apartment's air conditioning provided the perfect escape once things got too hot. Marseillan has plenty of restaurant options and shops for those occasions that we decided to stay in for meals.

Would heartily recommend - we will return should we be in this part of France in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of Ganivelle. We are delighted that you enjoyed exploring all Marseillan has to offer and agree that the large terrace overlooking the water is the perfect spot to relax. We will be delighted to welcome you back when you return to the region.
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Superb Viiews from the private Terrace

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 11 nights Genivelle apartment.

Marseillan is such a friendly and pretty village . The apartment is only a couple of minutes walk from the Port. Lots of places to dine within easy walking distance. Safe and secure on site parking. Private Terrace perfect for people and boat watching.

What more could you want for a perfect holiday in the South of France. We have booked again already.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - we are delighted you had such a wonderful stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Ganivelle.
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Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Ganivelle is wonderful - stylish, spotless, light, with glass doors that slide open fully onto the most amazing view. The location couldn't be better, on the top of the building steps from the port, restaurants and village. Watersports, bike hire, boat club are also a short walk away. We found so much to do and visit in the area. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know what a great holiday you had at Ganivelle. We agree, there is so much to do and also love the water activities - sailing, wind, surfing, kite-surfing and paddle boarding are all a short walk away. We are big bike fans too and the cycle paths around the water make it so easy to get around. We'll be delighted to welcome you back in the future.
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A place to unwind and relax

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week - this is our second time in Marseillan - and the property is in an unbeatable location. The view from the terrace is across the water which always something interesting to see. The open aspect gives all day sun (and the sun umbrella is welcome at the height of the day). Restaurants are two minutes walk around the corner.

We went in the week of the fete and there was water jousting at the weekend and during the week a fete for the oyster and a rose wine tasting. Market day on Tuesday was great fun too.

The apartment is beautifully decorated and very relaxing. We slept in the twin room with the air-conditioning and found it quiet and peaceful at night.

I would recommend the apartment for anyone who wants to stay in comfort in an apartment to visit a genuine French town on the water.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review – it was our pleasure to have you back this year and are delighted you had another wonderful experience. It is great to hear how much you enjoy Ganivelle's space and peacefulness as well as all the fun the summer festivals have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.
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Super apartment with fantastic views and near the bustle of harbour restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

The best thing about this apartment is the fantastic terrace overlooking the Etang. We spent much of the week there, watching all the boating and people activity around the harbour. Lots of sailing schools use the Etang. And it was super to be able to walk round the corner to nice restaurants and shops. It's a small apartment but the full width sliding doors make it feel quite spacious and it was well equipped with very comfortable inside and outside furniture. Lack of storage space may make the place feel a bit cramped for four. We preferred the twin bedded room (rather than the platform bed) and this was perfectly fine. Efficient air con kept the place cool at night.

Marseillan is a real gem. A busy little port, small enough to avoid the big seaside crowds but a big enough to feel lively and with a good choice of restaurants. And lots to see in the area if you can tear yourself away from the terrace.We visited Beziers and the canal du midi and Sete.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. The terrace and it's views are difficult to leave! We are delighted you enjoyed exploring Marseillan port and the beautiful local area and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear you had a fabulous stay at Ganivelle and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £223.13

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.