We are all guilty of searching for rentals in the South of France. I’ve spent most of my childhood dreaming of laying out on the beach with the sun on my skin with Southern France as my backdrop. My Google search bar was cluttered with french rentals in Montpellier. Followed by Top Airbnb Rentals in Montpellier and more recently Top 10 HomeAway Rentals in Montpellier. ” Next thing you know my Facebook is showing ads for French rentals in Montpellier. Oops.
Coucou! If you’ve been reading American French Mom, you know I love everything about the South of France. Between the constant sunshine, beautiful views, and unbeatable way of life, it’s no wonder almost 90 million foreigners traveled to France in 2018. Montpellier, a city in the South of France, has stolen my heart. It is the hometown of my French husband, Yannick, and the first location I voyaged to in France. With all the history and architectural beauty, it would be a real shame to not stay as the locals do in an Airbnb or HomeAway French Rental in MPT.
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Top 10 Airbnb & HomeAway French rentals in Montpellier Guide.
There are Airbnb and HomeAway rentals in the South of France for every stay. Now sit back and relax because the hard work is done. By using the American French Mom guide you are sure to uncover your perfect French rental.
- Family-friendly, baby specific rentals
- Pet-Friendly rentals using Airbnb and HomeAway
- Wheelchair Accessible French Rental using HomeAway
- Quiet Airbnb French Rentals
- Castle & Luxury Villas
- Qîtes & 18th Century History
Discovering the Top Airbnb Rentals in The South of France
Airbnb #1: French rentals in Montpellier, the historic center
Looking for a quiet rental in the South of France that’s both close to all the action and away from the crazy tourists can be a real challenge. Luckily, I have found a quiet French rental that will have you jumping into a jacuzzi with a glass of champagne. You can sleep up to 4 guests with sleeping arrangements for a baby as well. Did I mention it’s pet-friendly?
Summary of Suite Jacuzzi Design et Caractère Centre historique Piéton from host Emilie: The apartment is on the first floor of a stone building in the historic pedestrian center with no bars or restaurants, making it a peaceful retreat. It’s just behind the Panacea, which is a modern art living space.” Book this suite jacuzzi design via Airbnb here
Check-in: 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM Checkout: 11:00 AM Self check-in with lockbox No smoking No parties or events Pets are allowed
Price Breakdown: You also cannot beat the price in my opinion. €50 a night with a two-night minimum is not bad when talking about staying in the historic center. I do wish there were actually two beds to accommodate 4 people because it means two people will be sleeping in the living room. Also, the bed in the bedroom is only a full size which is something to keep in mind.
Overall Opinion: I would book this Airbnb if I wanted to stay in Montpellier after a long night out. Excellent if Yannick and I had the baby and Coco Bacon with us. I do however wish it had an outdoor space or balcony. I know that is asking a lot for the price.
Airbnb #2: Castle Rental in the South of France
Perfect for a unique stay in a castle
Summary of Spacious two bedroom and apartment in Castle from host Patrice: Welcome to Castelnau Castle for a dive into history in the heart of a charming hamlet 15 minutes from Uzès. Authenticity, calm, and serenity! Come and discover Arles, Avignon, Nimes, Uzès, Provence, the Camargue, the Cévennes … On your arrival, a welcome drink will be offered in the Arms room. Do not miss the visit to the Tower where we discover 64 villages. Book a corky stay in a castle via Airbnb here
3. For a stay in the heart of the city
The apartment is located in the heart of the historical and pedestrian center. Walk to the famous Place de la Comédie to purchase exceptional local wares, sample delicious delicacies, and spend an afternoon in the scenic parks nearby.
4. For a chic stay for a larger group
The completely renovated apartment in an old building is located in the historic pedestrian area, typical of old Montpellier. In the immediate vicinity of the most shopping streets, bars, restaurants, and lively squares, the Corum, the Palais des Congrès, the Place de la Comédie and emblematic monuments of this beautiful city.
5. For a family adventure, pets included
This place is perfect for any family with young children, babies included. Comes equipped with a crib, pack and play and it’s pet-friendly! A spacious apartment in the center of Montpellier, suitable for 5 people. 2 bedrooms, and free WiFi.2 minutes walk from the main square (place de la comédie), train station and all tram lines.
Breaking down the Top HomeAway Rentals in Montpellier
Yannick’s Maman, Marie-Claude, swears by HomeAway. They have reasonable prices and reliable home listings.
6. Yannick’s Pick (children, pets, smoking (on the terrace) all welcome
A mix of Bohemian, bourgeoisie on the side of fine arts, historic and pedestrian side Ecusson, housing is located just 5 minutes walk from the Place de la Comedie. This part of the city could approach a peaceful little village, with its southern spirit, its small shops, its market, its cafes, and many restaurants, parks, and games for children. You will not be able to resist its charm and the serene atmosphere that reigns there. This atmosphere can be extended to this huge and beautiful private terrace in the city center. 100% Authentic Montpellier.
7. For wheelchair accessibility close to the city
Bright and spacious 3 bedroom apartment with contemporary interiors (110 square meters in total). Conveniently located in the heart of one of Montpellier’s most attractive and sought after ‘neighborhoods’ (Boutonnet). Shops and facilities are close by and a short walk (20 minutes) will take you to the historic city center of Montpellier. The nearest tram station is only 10 minutes’ walk away and connects to locations all over the city. You are also only 30 minutes by car from the nearest beach.
8. For luxury, villa vibes
8 Double beds, 1 sofa bed. Each carefully furnished and decorated room, completely independent, with bath, WC, TV, WIFI Internet, air conditioning, opens onto the terrace and garden. 2 beds umbrella – 2 beds umbrella fitted sheets – 2 baby high chairs.
9. For a gîte experience perfect for babies and fur-babies alike
Inside the closest countryside of Montpellier, 4 stars gîte (prefectorial certification). Up to 5 people. Fully equipped. 10 km away from the sea. On location, there are 4 gîtes and 5 guest rooms. Each gîte has a little private courtyard with garden furniture. The Patio is common with the other rentals (swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, etc). Private car park and large greenery areas for your walks and sports activities. All amenities are perfectly maintained by Stéphane, the owner. He stays here, and he is at your disposal so that you can enjoy the best holidays ever. For weekends or a couple of days’ rentals.
10. For eighteenth-century dreams check out
Experience the history of Montpellier in a modern luxury apartment! In the city center pedestrian, located between a church and a museum, the apartment is quiet yet close to restaurants, museums, and shops, allowing you to experience the atmosphere of the city, day and night. It is less than 10 minutes walk from the Montpellier train station, 15 minutes by taxi/car from the airport, or 3 minutes from the various tram lines, allowing you to discover the city and access the beaches of the Mediterranean. Several car parks are local.
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