Such a great experience choosing this cosy rental property. The owner has been
nothing but most communicative and genuine person to deal with, he helped us with everything from restaurant tips to kayaking routes recommendations in nearby national parks.
Le Petit Castel house is super clean, cosy, well equipped and feels like home the second you step in (not to mention the welcome package including food and bottle of wine, thanks for that!). The open terrace overlooking rooftops of the charming Olonzac town was probably our favourite spot - true French experience - breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Every Tuesday a buzzing market takes place just around the corner offering anything from gourmaine foods and wine to fresh veggies, fashion and gifts. Lovely cafés and restaurants few steps from the door.
Can highly recommend this gorgeous place to couples, families or groups of friends of all ages. Merci beaucoup Derek! Can't wait to come back again!
Easy and fast communication, Derek (the owner) is friendly guy. When we got to the apartment, vine and some pasta was waiting for us as a welcome gift (nice surprise). You have all the basic stuff you need in the kitchen (salt, sugar, oven, stove, microwave, washing machine etc...) and bathroom. All the rooms looks exactly like on the pictures (maybe better :) And having dinner on the beautiful terrace, with local vine and a sunset is magical.
Once in a week there is a market just next to the apartment. With a rental car you can visit amazing places such as: Historical city Narbonne, amazing Peyrepertuse castle from 11th century or national parks ideal for hiking, canoeing, kayaking or just for a nice walk. I can also recommend you delicious cheeses, salami and off course variety of amazing vine.
What a great find! Really enjoyed our stay here. The house is in a good location in the town - close to bars and restaurants, and we could always find parking close by.
The kitchen is well equipped and has all the basics you need for a holiday (washing up liquid, salt, sugar etc), as well as a welcome pack with wine - what more could anyone need?!
The house is spacious, clean and comfortable and the roof terrace is a real sun trap. There are fans in the bedrooms for those hot nights, a hairdryer, a washing machine, and even a couple of beach towels and beach mats - everything you need for a great holiday.
The house is in a quiet rural village some three quarters of an hour by car from the city of Narbonne. It is well presented with good amenities. The area is surrounded by vineyards, wineries and has good access to the nearby mountains and the Mediterranean. Some people may find the quiet location not to their liking but it was exactly what we were looking for. The small spiral staircase would be daunting for some. We enjoyed it so much we hope to return in the bearish future.
We were very impressed with the service we received. The booking process was simple and easy and the house was everything we expected. We felt right at home at the Petit Castel. We enjoyed many walks around Olonzac and appreciated all it's amenities close by. Renting a car is a must if you want to visit the sights. Parking was not an issue, we always had a spot very close to the house. We made many day trips in the surrounding area all within 30 minutes to 1 hour drive. We definitely recommend visiting Carcassonne, Minerve, the Chateaux Lastours and Narbonne. We also enjoyed driving to Gruissan and Narbonne Plage and seeing the Mediterranean sea, the views were spectacular. The Tuesday market in Olonzac is also a must. It starts a few steps outside our front door and goes through the streets of Olonzac. A good place to stock up on vegetables, cheeses, sausages etc. All in all it was a very enjoyable experience and we want to thank Derek, Ross and Veronika for their kindness and great hospitality.
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