vue imprenable sur les remparts des chambres 2 et 4 et de la passerelle !!
"la maison du bonheur" the house of the happiness


Entire home/flat

8 guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds


Entire home/flat

8 guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds

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About this listing

Welcome to Carcassonne What an amazing experience and stay ! Located in the very heart of the old peacefull and picturesque Carcassonne district, this lovely large stone house at the foot of the Castle, offers a breathtaking view on the fortress " No need for a car - the Castle is comfortably reach the center town ? Just cross the "old bridge" (5mn walk) dating back to the 14th century (and built thanks to St Louis as a present to the inhabitants for crossing the aude river)


The space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: £71
Security Deposit: £535
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Description

The space

This wondeful old stone house offers an amazing view on the fortress from two bedrooms and a catwalk ( impressive experience during the fireworks & castle Embrasement of July 14th ) and has been fully renovated recently
4 ensuite bedrooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, a charming living room with wide-screen 3D TV. A delightful patio with a bar and a "plancha" for your summer parties opening on to the small shady, flowered and not overlooked fenced garden, with a little pool in the back , Surrounded by bamboo & bougainvillea ..
Some kind of paradise ...

Guest access

Toulouse airpot : 1 hour drive
Carcassonne Aiport at 15 mn drive
railway station : 10mn drive, 25 mn walk
motorway : 10 mn drive
Transfers available on request for up to 8 passengers *
(just call or email me )
Toulouse airport : 150 €
Carcassonne airport : 20 €
Railway station : 15€
Any other destinations : please ask for a quote
*price including insurance for passengers and luggage

Interaction with guests

Welcome to Carcassonne welcome in the Cathar country As a graduate tour guide and graduate wine specialist I ll be able to give you a fully
help for discovering the region highligts, such as the famous numerous and impressive "eagle nest" cathar Castles or Benedictine Abbeys, or beautiful vineyards and meeting the winegrowers
Or why not join me on a scheduled or taylor made tour ?
For tours of two to five days, I can create a taylor made package tour, matching your interests and your length of stay.

The neighbourhood

You will find all convenience near the house in the streets just nearby 14 restaurants, a wine bar, grocery stores, a bakery, a drugstore, tobacconist's shops, newspapers ..and even (10mn walk) a shady fitness track along a little stream (and then along the Aude river) to reach the Mayrevieille plain stadium for those who want something more energetic.

Castle of Carcassonne 15 mn walk 5 mn drive
Center town : 25 mn walk 8 mn drive
Supermarket : 5 mn drive
motorway : 10 mn drive

Getting around

bus stop at about 200 meters
morotway : 10 mn drive

Transfers all distances available on request for up to 8 passengers *
(just call or email me )
Toulouse airport : 150 € 1.15 hour drive
Carcassonne airport : 20 € 15 mn drive
Railway station : 15€ 10 mn drive
Any other destinations : please ask for a quote
*price including insurance for passengers and luggage

Other things to note

Moreover Carcassonne and its medieval Cité' (a walled town forming part of the UNESCO World Heritage) offers plenty of activities during the summer
The famous great Carcassonne Festival throughout july, offers a host of free concerts and cultural events in the Castle or in the center town and of course do not miss the world famous Castle fireworks & Embrasement of July 14th. Spanish Week in August.. including the charming cruises on the Canal du Midi, the second world heritage site of Carcassonne


House Rules
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM

Nous attendons de nos voyageurs qu'ils aient lors de leur séjour un comportement responsable et respectueux vis à vis de cette maison , vu son état irréprochable dû aux long mois que nous avons passés à la rénover pour qu'elle soit la plus chaleureuse, fonctionnelle et accueillante possible


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

Availability
3 nights minimum stay.
From Jul 13 - 16, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

4 Reviews


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Ken User Profile
August 2016
We could not have enjoyed our stay more! The home was beautiful, comfortable, clean, well-appointed, and had all the conveniences of home. Having a private full bathroom for each of the four bedrooms is truly a rare find. The garden was restful and an oasis for drinking wine and sampling cheeses and meats of the area after exhausting days of sightseeing. The fortress views from the second floor terrace and a third floor bedroom are stunning. The home is close/walkable to free public parking, the train station, markets, shops, and easily walkable to both old and new areas of Carcassonne. The neighborhood is very safe. We were asked to water plants, make sure there are chlorine tablets in the pool if used, and set the trash out on collection days. These were not significant requirements and actually added to the experience of living in the home and neighborhood. Jean Michel was helpful, conversant, and willing to provide practical and tourist-related information. I can't recommend this home, Carcassonne, and the region enough! Everyone in our party agrees that the home was wonderful and would definitely return for another stay. One caveat, however: There is French vacation rental insurance that is an apparent legal requirement for lengthier stays, which is not included in the rental price. We were unaware of this requirement and unfamiliar with this type of insurance. This did created last minute stress prior to the stay. We had to research this and get the policy independently at the last minute. For our two weeks, it costs us about an additional 190 Euros.
Jean Michel User Profile
Response from Jean Michel:
une assurance contre les risques locatifs et responsabilité civile individuelle est en effet demandé par les assureurs (en plus du contrat que l'on a nous même pour nos maisons) ,pour les loueurs de gites ou de biens meublés (ou non meublés d'ailleurs) en France. C'est la loi en France , je n'invente rien ... N'ayant pas vraiment le détail de ce qui est couvert ou pas, l'assurance d 'airbnb ne me semble donc pas entièrement substituable à cela même si en théorie les montants couverts sont importants .Pour ma part je pense qu' il est donc préférable pour tout le monde, propriétaires comme locataires, de prendre cette assurance en plus pour qu'il n'y ait aucune surprise en cas de problème grave (incendie causé par le locataire et pouvant s'étendre aux immeubles voisins etc...) et que vos vacances soient " Zen" avant , pendant et après ! En France, et dans bien d'autres pays j’imagine, ces assurances sont incluses dans le contrât d'habitation principale (ça s'appelle villégiature je crois) et c'est totalement gratuit . ...Sinon des compagnies d'assurance Françaises (dont je donnerai dorénavant les contacts au futurs locataires de nos gites) , peuvent fournir cela et à de prix bien moindres que ceux qu'annoncent Ken qui a payé bien cher je trouve alors que un aménagement de sa propre assurance habitation aurait peut être suffit Tous les gens a qui j'ai demandé cette assurance me l'on fourni sans problème Ken a apparemment un travail très prenant et stressant et cela lui a hélas créé avant de partie un stress supplémentaire. C'est de ma faute car je l'ai prévenu trop tard et je m'en excuse auprès de lui Jean Michel
August 2016

Tony User Profile
August 2015
Jean Michel's home in the heart of Carcassonne, just outside the castle walls, is fantastic! The entire home is renovated. A large, modern kitchen, comfortable living room, charming outdoor space and 4 large bedrooms each with its own bathroom - wonderful! And the location is great for exploring Carcassonne. As a local tour guide Jean Michel can easily point out all sorts of local attractions as well.

Sarah User ProfileSarah is a superhost.
July 2015
What a fabulous first visit to Carcassonne. This place is perfectly located close to La Cite with great views of the castle. There are really good restaurants just a stones throw from the house - we had fabulous cassoulet at the one just opposite the entrance to the street. We also had some delicious meals within the city walls (the Hotel de la Cite three course lunch for 38 euros was out of this world). Jean Michel welcomed us on arrival and explained all about the house. The renovation is beautiful, including deliberately exposed brickwork showing off the age of the property and tasteful decor throughout. The house also has some lovely mod cons (eg a massive 3D TV) and a cute patio area outside. All bedrooms have en suite which was ideal for our group of friends (no arguments over who'd have which room!) Jean Michel was on the end of the phone when we needed and was very helpful.

Dominique User Profile
July 2015
Accueil très sympathique. Maison très confortable et pleine de charme idéalement située au bas de la Cité.

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