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First of all, we totally loved our amazing hosts Marie Jo and Jean Paul, who made us feel right at home and who were very helpful with recommendations for the area. We also loved this gorgeous gated country estate location, which is very private and features lush landscaping and lots of birdlife, including doves with their own dovecote. The property is also very quiet, yet close to Nimes, shopping and many very rewarding day trips. We have a hard time making any criticism but we feel there is some room for improvement.
The apartment is ground level and spacious, however in some ways not completely comfortable. It is built into a hillside, with windows only on two sides, and we found it was constantly damp (from absorbing moisture from the rock walls?). A dehumidifier would be useful. A bigger problem, the bathroom had a strong unpleasant odor from both shower and sink drains - we found there was no "S" trap under the sink and probably none beneath the shower either, so sewer gases were not contained. There were some strongly scented air fresheners but they were not very effective in hiding the smell. It was only when we searched and found a shower drain plug and sink plug that these odors finally disappeared. (So it can be done!)
While we were there, it was also quite hot, and we did not discover a fan (inside a corner closet) until late in our stay.
Also, we were surprised the TV is about the size of a computer screen - even though we don't watch a lot of TV while we travel, we would have preferred a larger screen and perhaps a couple English channels (or Netflix or DVD's) to relax in the evening. The kitchen is fully equipped but a few full size wine glasses would have been appreciated. The cupboards have some sundry food items left by previous guests but things appear haphazard.
Finally, the contract provided specified a 40 euro cleaning fee and we paid it even though we had done the dishes and otherwise made things neat and tidy. It was only later that I noticed on the VRBO listing that the 40 euro fee is payable if the renters do not do it themselves. More clarity on arrival as to what is expected would be helpful.
All in all, this is a first class property with wonderful, very helpful hosts. The only thing we could ask for is a bit more attention to detail.