About the Homestay
I built my 24 meter barge in the style of a 1920's style dutch barge, and sailed it to the south of france. When I found this lovely spot in the port of Aigues-Mortes, I turned the engines off., and that was fifteen years ago now! Although I am retired, I am a people person, and I love having visitors share my very special ship with me. I liveaboard with 6 year old female border collie and a parrot. All rescues, and occasionally grateful for their good fortune. We are at the south westerly end of the port (in the Route du Mole google sometimes call it La Rayette but they are wrong). FREE parking next to the peniche. We have magnificent views of the medieval ramparts across the old turning basin. Alongside us there is the national park. There is abundant wild life all around like Pink Flamingos, White Camargue horses and fish just waiting to be caught. You can't swim off our decks due to busy commercial barge movements but some of the finest beaches in europe are just a fifteen minute bike ride away. It gets hot in the summer, but your cabin is airconditionsd for your comfort. Our kitchen galley is small and cluttered (I would say!), but delicious meals can be prepared there. There is also an outdoor "kitchen" reserved exclusively for our guests. Plancha, friteuse and an oven/rotisserie. Part of the wheelhouse is also reserved for guests. The other part is filled with equipment for ship maintenance. I built the barge and I keep prices down by maintaining it. It still cost over one million euros to build. We are only a 12 minute walk from the centre of beautiful Aigues-Mortes.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Apart from the fact Google calls the Route du Mole, La Rayette, and the spit of land has long been removed...before I arrived in 2005 anyway! We can be spotted here as my Blue Landrover is parked beside the Saul Nomad. The road and the fence has changed radically, as having been designated "un Grande site de France", Euromillions have been spent in 2014 tarting up the fence and the road, which now gives cyclists and pedestrians priority on a superb ride past the Flamingo Lagoons to the small fishing port and resort of Grau du Rois.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
I take a very relaxed view about my visitors. If you don't break the law, and don't behave in a manner that you could hurt yourself, and don't annoy the neighbouring boats, it will be fine. The Captain does not conduct marriages, even if the setting is romantic...just joking!
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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When can I share my contact details?
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