Renting A House in France

Old Feb 4th, 2005, 12:12 PM
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Renting A House in France

Does anyone have any helpful hints on renting a house in the South of France? There will be 10 of us going in Sept of 05.
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Old Feb 4th, 2005, 12:24 PM
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go to www.gites-de-france.fr
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Old Feb 4th, 2005, 12:25 PM
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Where in the South of France? That's a huge area.

Two good companies are www.rentavilla.com and www.provencewest.com

You might also check out www.slowtravel.com - there are many individuals and agencies that advertise there, as well as lots of testimonials from people regarding specific houses.
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Old Feb 4th, 2005, 12:28 PM
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One big house or three small ones?

Seriously, you might try www.holiday-rentals.co.uk or www.frenchconnections.co.uk. We've used both and have been very satisifed.

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If you can find what you want from gites-de-france, you will save around 50% from what you would pay from a commercial rental business.
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I have rented private house in South of France last summer, and my rental agent is excellent. The house was in Cap d'Antibes. If you are interested, please contact my agent. Her name is Madame Claude Kerrenneur, email: [email protected]
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>>If you can find what you want from gites-de-france, you will save around 50% from what you would pay from a commercial rental business.<<<

That's my experience also.

Each department in France (about 90 of them) handles their own booking. The dept uses one of two different on-line (Web) software services. The RESINFRANCE service essentially does not work. The other one (ITEA) is fine. It can be frustrating using the RESINFRANCE one - I never got it to work at all - that's real frustrating.

You can charge the booking on your VISA/MC in most cases. We've rented over 16 Gites, several of them multiple times. For Sept. most "better" 2-3 bedroom Gites rent for 500 - 600E per week, or so - higher in Provence & Cote d'Azur. We rent only 3 or 4 "wheatie" gites, and usually pick the most expensive one in an area we wish to visit. The 2 bedroom Gite we've rented twice near Gordes (Luberon) has a large private swimming pool, and a cabana, rented for 900E per week in '03, and was the most expensive one we've rented. We have one reserved near Bedoin (Mt Ventoux area) this June (also with private pool) which is 650E per week. One of our favorite Gites near Domme in the Dordogne (where we're staying for 4 weeks this Sept) rents for 480E per week.

Don't ask about my specific Gites - the competition is already too tough. One of our favorites in the Var is rented 1 1/2 yrs in advance. I'm just offering these examples to give you an idea about the prices for Sept & June rentals.

Stu Dudley

Better get busy for Sept, however.
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The Rivages guidebook series does a "Gites de Charme" book which could help you narrow your choice if you decide to search for a gite.
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Also, if you Google to a site called French Connections, you'll find a number of possibilities. Attractive site with quite detailed information, in English.
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Chez Nous is another option for you. They too have a large English language web site.
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We rented this house in the fall of 2002 and loved it---- www.maisondesiree.com--- Would rent it again. It doesn't have a pool, if that is a must for you.
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We rented a house in the southwest of France for one week and loved it. The house is called "Grand Guilhem" in the small village of Cascastel not far from Narbonne. It has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and a large pool. The house is huge, 3 stories (american) with a living room den and kitchen. They rent out individual rooms or you can rent the entire house. I thought it was a great value compared to homes for rent in Provence. Here's a link http://www.grandguilhem.com/en/chambres.html
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topping for future reference
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Old Jan 27th, 2006, 02:35 PM
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Try www.francevillas.com

And if you have a very larg basket of money, lok into their (former) Christian Dior property at Montauroux (big enough to accommodate 22, and priced accordingly).

Best wishes,

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Try www.cuendet.com if you like something luxurious.
Some other sites are: www.gite.com or www.interhome.com
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