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Aniane 34150 France

Listing # 68850

Rates From EUR 1900 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Lovely home with pool near Montpellier

This large house is in a beautiful country setting and close to many fabulous natural and historical landmarks and only 22 miles from Montpellier. It is well set-up for families with kids and could house two families for weekly rentals. Here you will relax in the calm and have fun!

Large villa (2583 sq. ft.): 4 + br 2 ba

Ground floor: 3 bedrooms, kitchen, pantry, dining room, living room, laundry room, and 1 bathroom / 2 restrooms. Upstairs: a large bedroom, a large playroom (stocked with toys!), and bathroom. Sleeps 6-10 people.

Interior amenities: piano, WIFI, DVD/VHS player and huge flatscreen tv, all kitchen accessories and appliances including bean-grinding espresso maker; baby equipment (crib, porta-crib, changing table, video baby monitor, highchair, 2 booster seats for table, 2 porta-potties, baby bathtub, walkers, and baby toys); and kid toys, especially for younger children, including a huge Thomas the train set and lots of books and videos). The windows and doors have electric rolling shutters (volets).

Exterior: on 1/3d+ acre, with large garden, pool, huge trampoline, and swing set, and partly covered outdoor terrace with bbq and pizza oven. The pool has a large step, is gated off by a security fence, and is regularly maintained. The property entrance has a remote controlled security gate and intercom.

While benefitting from the amazing tourist attractions in the area, the house is away from the main thoroughfare, situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. You will be in a charming, southern French small-village setting in the calm, but with all modern comforts and with nice appliances. Only a 30 min. drive from Montpellier, and only 3 & 1/2 hours from Paris or the CDG airport by TGV.

You will be located in the pretty, historic village of Aniane (founded in 777 C.E.), known, among other things for the Mas du Daumas Gassac winery and the Abbey of Saint Benoit. The area boasts a wonderful marché, and amazing restaurants. You'll be near the incomparable St. Guilhem-le-Désert and the must-see Grotte de Clamouse (4 mi.); Pont du Diable / Gorge de l'Herault (2.5 mi.); St. Jean de Fos (potter's village) (3 mi.); and, Gignac (3 mi.). 22 miles from Montpellier.

There are many activities in the area: tourism, hiking, canoeing, wine tasting, horseback riding, restaurants, and swimming. Aniane is on the Saint Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage trail. Have fun exploring the area: 45 minutes from Palavas (and its lovely beaches), one hour from Aigues-Mortes, and from Sète and the Frontignan beaches, one hour from the Cévennes and from the Cirque de Navacelles, 40 minutes from the Cirque de Mourèze and from Knights-Templars village La Couvertoirade, 1 & 1/2 hours to Saintes Maries de la Mer and to the Camargue, 1 hour from Nimes, 1 hour 20 to Pont du Gard and to Arles, one hour from Roquefort and the Viaduc de Millau ...

We are happy to send you more photos and more information upon request.

We would also consider a long-term exchange for a home in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2583 Sq. Feet

Property Type


Available from Saturday, July 1, 2017 until Saturday, July 29, 2017
Available from Saturday, August 12, 2017 until Saturday, June 27, 2020
Minimum Stay
3 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Available for 3+ days in summer (Jun.-Aug.) and by the month during winter (Sept.-May).
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Aniane
Postal Code - State or Province 34150 Languedoc-Roussillon
Country France
Neighborhood Keywords wine (Daumas Gassac), pottery, country, Montpellier, cave, scenic, rustic, quiet, peaceful, calm
Closest University Montpellier
University nearby Montpellier

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Portola Valley
Portola Valley

State or Province
United States of America
Cities Nearby
San Francisco, Portola Valley, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Woodside, Redwood City
Neighborhood Keywords
Menlo Park, Palo Alto
Closest University
University nearby
Berkeley, UCSF

Rental Price:

EUR 1900 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
3-day rate (1050€) and weekly rate (1900€) during June-August. Monthly rate (1900€) for rest of the year. This includes all utilities and telephone + internet/television, gardening and pool maintenance w/ gas capped at a certain level in winter.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: lg family rm., lg trampoline, swing set, baby gear


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome

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