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Bella Mia is a classic broom cruiser originally built to order for '50s British racing driver A.F. Rivers-Fletcher...we bought her 20 years ago and have spent much of this restoring her.We moved to the Languedoc 5 years ago to run a guest house called La a member of the family, Bella Mia came with us and we have explored a lot of the canal du midi.
We now offer our boat as a mini self catering gites.
It's the perfect place for a couple looking for a relaxing break amongst nature. It can,however, accommodate 4 in two has a separate toilet and shower room...
We also offer short cruises.

House boat on the Canal du Midi


House boat on the Canal du Midi

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Bella Mia boat is based on the Canal du Midi in the Languedoc and makes the perfect static mini gites.
If you are cycling the canal du midi, we are just a few minutes down canal from Le Somail...where there's a choice of restaurants and bars.
The boat is moored near a tapas bar where very local wines can be bought.
A short, beautiful walk/cycle away is the village shop in Mirepeisset where bread, croissants can be bought for breakfast. A larger Intermarche is five minutes by car.


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 10AM


14 Reviews

Patrice User Profile
September 2017
Staying in Jonathan's boat was a delight. It's a beautifully restored boat and was s highlight of the trip. Jonathan was very welcoming - made sure we got some food drink ordered in time in the local bar next door. A really nice place to stay.
Nick User Profile
July 2017
Really enjoyed our stay on the boat. Perfect location, great fun and a very helpful host. Proximity to Minerv, the beaches and many attractions in this fantastic wine region were great. We also loved the Tour De France passing near by and our own biking in the area. Many thanks
Aodhan User Profile
April 2017
This boat is amazing, it ranks as the joint best place I've ever stayed and I'd totally recommend staying there. The boat is beautiful, better than the pictures show and moored on a quiet stretch of the Canal du Midi for almost total peace, no traffic noise. Staying here was sup…
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
Hi Aodhan. Delighted that you both had such a great time. I'm so pleased that the boat gives others as much pleasure as it does for me. In terms of powering items up I'm just about to instal a converter that should do the job. Security of items can be a problem on boats...I'm putting a locking device so the boat can be locked shut, but as you know if thieves want to get in they will find a way (although we have never had a problem because we all keep an eye out for each others boats) We are also putting a safe in the boat too. Best wishes, Jon
April 2017
Giles User Profile
July 2014
Jon was a fantastic host and both the boat and location are truly beautiful. I can not recommend Jon's boat highly enough!!!
Jonathan User Profile
Response from Jonathan:
Hi Giles...many thanks for your kind are both welcome anytime. Best wishes, Jon
July 2014
Ulli User Profile
July 2017
The host canceled this reservation 35 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Rasmus User Profile
July 2017
We had a very nice stay at Jonathans boat and he was very helpful. There is obviously no 220v in the boat but he was very kind and brought us a powerpack to charge our phones. Fun way to spend a night during f our bicycle trip.
Elisabeth And Robin User Profile
Elisabeth And Robin
June 2017
Wonderful hosts and place. Breakfast was also great!

Hosted by Jonathan

Mirepeisset, FranceJoined in February 2014
Jonathan User Profile
17 Reviews
A father of three, married to Melanie and owner of two black labs! A qualified Industrial designer who originally established a branding consultancy in London then moved into the area of representing International creative people. Lived in Cambridge (UK) with family before decid…
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