About this listing
A large double room in a beautiful apartment in the heart of Montpellier city, close to the train station, in the room there is a big bed, a desk and an armchair so you should be comfortable! Please don't make a reservation without making an enquiry first to let me know about you!
Je parle français aussi!
Please read the full listing before booking, I don't know about you but I hate surprises!
The charm of this room is that it is 16m2, with plenty of space to unpack and settle in for your stay. It looks onto private gardens and not the street and so it is a pretty quiet room! It has a queen size high quality comfy bed plus a desk and an armchair.
The flat is 85 square metres on the 1st floor of an old style French building with windows on two sides, the kitchen and living room give onto the street, busy with traffic and the buzz of city life but the bedrooms give onto neighboring gardens. The front and back are divided by a large room which separates the living and sleeping quarters very well. It has extraordinarily high ceilings that give it a charm that can only be experienced in person! It is truly French and very beautiful. There is a small balcony that is the full length of the front of the building.
The apartment is very cosy, clean and airy. You have a great boulangerie just yards away on Place Carnon if you would like to step out and collect croissants or pain au chocolat, you won’t be disappointed. The toilet is separate to the bathroom. The toilet has a sink and cabinet too so no queues for brushing your teeth! The bathroom has a sink and a bathtub/shower.
There is a cat called Basil and another called Leo. They are friendly but don't like to be picked up. If you don't like cats, don't book here, the cats are very present!
Guests have access to their room which has a bed, a desk and an armchair, The bathrooms are obviously accessible and also the living room most of the time. The kitchen can be used early evening but I prefer to keep it as a private space later in the evenings.
Interaction with guests
I work but not fixed hours so I am around at different times of the day, I am happy to help with any information but am often busy working at home. Please feel free to come and go as you please as you will have your own keys. There is a folder in your room with all info about the flat, things to do in Montpellier various flyers/business cards left buy guests and maps. I send the main documents to guests in advance by e-mail to help with trip planning.
Just a few metres from the new entrance to the train station, very convenient for late arrivals and early departures. My flat is situated in a charming part of Montpellier on Boulevard Strasbourg, on which you can find everything you need just 1 minute from the door: a great mini supermarket, on Place Carnon there is a fabulous boulangerie, butcher, fruit and veg shop, tobacconist and cafés and take away food places. There is also an “épicerie” downstairs open till 11pm if you forgot something.
Cross the bridge of the station and in 2 mins you are at the bottom of rue Mageuelone, the hub for all 4 tram lines, including that to the beach. There you are only 2 minutes on foot to the Place de la Comédie; the entrance to the historical centre of Montpellier.
Take a shortcut from my flat and you could be in the shopping centre, Le Polygone, in 5 mins. Head to Antigone and you will be at the Olympic swimming pool on foot in 10 mins.
I really like living here as I am not in the absolute heart of the historical city so I don't have to handle the noise of that, but I am just moments away.
All 4 tramlines are right next to my place plus the main train station and any bus route that connects with La Gare.
Other things to note
Please see my profile for more info about me.
I can only accept reservations from guests with a detailed message, complete profile, photo and verifications, ID essential. Reviews are preferred too!
It is important that you communicate your arrival time as soon as you know it so that I can be ready for your arrival. If you just give a date and no arrival time I will assume that after 19hr is ok for you. I try to collect guests at the train station doors when I can.
It is not a smoke free apartment, smoking is permitted on balconies and window ledges however smoking indoors with windows closed is no fun for anyone.
When you go out, the cats might want to go out the door with you but they are not allowed! Guests need to keep this in mind when leaving and leave quickly watching out for the cats!
Also I ask guest to avoid excessive waste of electricity or water during their stay.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I am Irish and live in Monptellier in the South of France. I teach English at the university of Montpellier and have a history of working in Hotel Management and Human resourses in Belfast city, Ireland. In chronological order I have lived in Dublin, Paris, Belfast, Uganda and now Montpellier. I do home exchange for holidays and my favorite exchange is LA, California, I just can't get enough of the great attitude and zest for life. Having had a great experience of Airbnb as a client in San Diego in 2013 I decided to become a host! I love meeting new people and love to provide good hospitality to visitors! I think my flat is beautiful and comfortable enough to host guests who want a comfy bed in someone's home! It is not perfect but is cosy and I am happy that people seem at home here.