If you are looking for a house for long term rentals in the South of France, then we have a number of properties suitable for monthly rentals. At Go Languedoc we visit all the properties we advertise to make sure that they are properly equipped for a long term let throughout the year. You will see some items below that offer a checklist on what to look out for if you are considering a long term rental.
Go Languedoc's long term rentals South France:
Here is a selection of some affordable houses for long term rentals in South France, that we are currently advertising on Go Languedoc during 2020.
There are 5 luxury long term rentals at Domaine de Monteils. In a Mediterranean park of 5 hectares, Domaine de Monteils looks like a little Provençal hamlet and provides and oasis of calm and relaxation. These carefully restored long term rentals provide luxury accommodation for couples without children. Guests are encouraged to use the spas, the large swimming pool and to enjoy the surrounding nature. All of these long term rentals in South France have been equipped to the highest standards with queen sized beds, wifi, satellite HD TVs and high spec kitchens and bathrooms.
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This Pezenas long term rentals property in South of France is a few minutes walk from the historic centre of Pézenas. The house has a south facing screened terrace (shaded by an olive and a pomegranate tree) and a pool in a secluded garden. The apartment, which sleeps six and has a private entrance, is on the ground floor of an old two-storey house, built in the 1800s. It is newly renovated and fully equipped for your comfort and convenience. Well situated, it is 45 minutes from Montpellier, 20 minutes from Beziers and a 15 minute drive from Vias Plage and other fine beaches. Carcassonne is one hour away and the Spanish border is just two hours.
>> more info Pezenas long term rentals South of France.
French long term rentals is a beautiful newly renovated gite in the delightful village of Pepieux, very close to Olonzac, Capital of the Minervois and is situated about midway between Carcassonne and Beziers and about 40 minutes drive from Carcassonne Airport! The very comfortable accommodation, which is over three floors, consists of a very well equiped new kitchen with doors opening out onto fully walled courtyard offering private and quiet space for sunbathing and relaxing. The property sleeps 6 in comfort.
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This beautiful house for long term rentals in Saint-Maximin, Provence, is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing stay in the South of France during the winter months. With powder blue skies and mild daytime temperatures, this really is the best time to explore all that Provence has to offer. The ancient village of Saint-Maximin is located on the western edge of Provence, close to the historic town of Uzes. The whole area is famed for fantastic local produce including truffles, excellent wines, provençal herbs, wonderful goats cheese and plenty of seasonal vegetables. You will discover many local markets and good restaurants on your travels.
>> more info Saint-Maximin Provence long term rental France
This long term rental in France is close to the beautiful town of Uzes, in South of France. It is an 18th century stone houses in a typical Provencal hillside village facing all-day sun. It is covered in vines, has a huge walled garden, a swimming pool and a large terrace. This long term rental in France is in the village of St Maximin, which is just a few minutes from the wonderful town of Uzes and near the Pont du Gard and Nimes.
>> more info Uzes long term rental in France
This pet-friendly house for long term rentals in France is located in the quaint village of Mailhac, close to Narbonne. The house is available for rentals all year around and provides comfortable accommodation for a couple or small family. The house is located in a quiet street in the heart of the old centre of the village and comes with private parking, a lovely courtyard garden, 2 good sized bedrooms and a spacious open plan living room. The house has a good internet connection, TV, washing machine and a wood burning stove for the winter months. Pets will be accepted through prior agreement.
>> more info on this 2 bed house for long term rentals France.
This house for long term rentals in France sleeps 8 people and is a village house with swimming pool and walled garden The long term rentals in France sleeps 8 and has four bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on three floors. Situated in the village of Aumes just outside Pezenas and is ideally located if house hunting or having an extended holiday.
>> more info Long term rentals in France Aumes.
This house for long term rentals, South France, is situated in the village of Servian near to Pezenas and Beziers. The property is a beautifully restored old Wine growers house with 5 bedrooms and 206m2 of living space. This fabulous long term rental, South France also comes with a walled courtyard garden and two terraces. Servian, situated in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, is just 25 minutes from the beaches on the South France coast.
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What to look for in a Long Term rental, South France?
From our own experience, the key items to look for when considering a long term rental in South France are:
- Good cooking facilities
- Large refrigerator/freezer
- Washing machine/dryer
- Telephone & internet
- Indoor & outdoor seating
- Close to a Supermarket
- Car parking
- Heating for winter
Checklist questions for long term rentals South France?
What is the area like in the winter?
Many French towns and villages are quite different once the tourists have left at the end of summer. If you are renting 'out of season' just ask the question? A Long term let is different from a holiday rental and you want to make sure that you see more than one person a day. Even our village, Nezignan L'Eveque, which is a lively little place gets noticeably quieter from October through to March with about 20% of the houses closed up. So just make sure that your proposed long term rental does offer some signs of life in the winter months
Is the holiday home equipped for a long term rental?
What linen and crockery is provided and is it sufficient? Is there decent lighting for those longer winter evenings? Is there enough storage facilities? Is there adequate heating for the winter months? Many holiday homes in the South of France are very simply equipped and lack decent insulation. Whilst open beamed roofs exposing the clay ceiling tiles maybe charming in the summer, you will not think so in the midst of winter. Our previous long term rental house was like a fridge in the winter. Also check that the fireplace works. All landlords in France have to get a certificate proving that the chimney is useable. Another trick to be wary of is to be proudly shown the electric wall heaters in every room as proof that the house is suitable for a long term let. If you are renting a house long term in France over the winter don't even think of turning these heaters on! - they drain money quicker than they heat up the room. Electricity in France is ruinously expensive. Everyone down here in the winter either picks up drift wood off the beach (there is huge quantities of it after there has been a storm), burns vine wood (burns well and gives off a beautiful smell) or uses small oil or gas cylinder heaters. I am sure that you will be fine, but it is better to be warned in advance.
What is included in the long term rental cost?
How and when are utilities charged ? What extras do you need to pay for: logs, linen, gas cylinders? Are local taxes included? Ensure you are fully advised as to what exactly is included in your monthly rental and what is payable as an extra. In France there are two property taxes, (taxe d'habitacion and taxe fonciere - see French property taxes) make sure that you don't get stuck for either of them within your long term rental contract. Get the Landlord to pay.
What deposit is required for the long term rental and when?
Ah, this is a real moot point with us. We rented a house long term in France for 14 months. Everything was sweetness and light until we came to move out and our Landlord turned into Dr Jackal. In particular be wary of clauses in the rental contract that call for you to "return the property back to the condition in which you found it" as this makes no allowance for wear and tear and you could find, like we did, that the most unbelievable deductions are taken out of your deposit. We almost ended up in court over the matter. Again you shouldn't find too many problems and most Landlords are reasonable people, but make sure you check through your long term rental contract thoroughly before signing it.