How to book one of our gites at the best price ?
Book your stay directly on our website and pay by credit card with no extra fees or commissions for all. It’s cheaper and even more convenient!
Can we book several gites for a group ?
Yes ! From now on you can book the 2 gites at the same time by paying the 50% of the total price for reservations: The Nest of 67 m2 on the ground floor (for 4 to 6 people : 2 large double beds or 4 small single + 1 sofa bed + 1 folding child bed + 1 cot) and the Tower of 61 m2 on the 1st floor (for 2 to 4 people : 2 large double beds or 4 small single + 1 folding child bed + 1 cot), a maximum capacity of 12 à 15 people (if baby or children in folding beds). We advise you besides for the school and summer holidays to do it as quickly as possible (4 or 6 months see 12 months in advance), to be sure that the 2 see 3 dwellings are free at the same time.
For those who will reserve only one cottage, let them rest assured the Mas is very large, quiet in nature and the entrances are independent as well. The large swimming pool (5 x 10 m) with the Nordic bath and games to share outdoors (table tennis, badminton, trampoline, etc.) or indoors (sports room – games, table football …) also allow to enjoy convivial moments or separately, to choose from !
What is the best payment method ?
There are none because they are all equal! But paying directly by credit card here can be more reassuring and convenient for all, since a reservation is definitively recorded only after receipt of the deposit (50%). Indeed our Eviivo channel manager will then remove your booking from other operators to avoid overbooking. Convenient !
However, if you don’t want or can’t pay by credit card, you can also do it either by CB Paypal (account or email), check (for France only) or phone (no bank transfer for bookings because of the risk of fraud ). In any case, thank you for contacting us beforehand by email via the contact form or by phone at 06 26 50 30 61
The other part of the payment (50% remaining) will then have to be paid (by CB, transfer or cheque) at least 1 month before your arrival depending on whether your stay is planned well in advance (more than 4 to 6 months) or close (1 or 2 months). Instalments will not be paid in the event of late cancellation less than 14 days before the scheduled arrival date.
In any case, we do not accept guests who do not pay the full amount in advance. Thank you for your understanding.
Will we have to pay something else once at the gite ?
Charges (many taxes including residence tax, water, electricity, household products and other miscellaneous expenses) are included in the overall price of the stay, such as parking and free Wi-Fi as well. Only bed linen and towels are not, firstly because in France people prefer to come with it, but also to reduce the costs of water, cleaning, electricity and ironing… Finally, the storage and cleaning of the departure must be done by the visitors, as well as they themselves liked to find the accommodation on arrival and they have the courtesy to leave it to the next ones.
The deposit :
However, after the inventory at your arrival, a deposit will be required by cash up to 300 € or in local currency: £ or $, etc.). This will be fully refunded after your departure if there has been no degradation.
The residence tax :
From 2020, according to the ministry’s new guidelines, the Thuir Tourist Board is asking us to switch to the real residence tax, which is calculated in a rather complex way for unclassified furnished at about 2% per night and number of adults – see : https://aspres-thuir.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/grille-tarifaire-2020-non-classe%CC%81s.pdf
According to your needs (reservation) :
- Sheets and towels : 10€/pers./stay for 2 or 5€/pers/stay for linen or towels.
In each cottage, there are pillows, duvets and blankets available, as well as tablecloths, napkins and tea towels. But, in France, unlike hotels and guest houses, most holiday homes and holiday homes rent their premises as is (without bed linen and towels). Yet if you arrive by plane or train and you do not want too much to load you either, we propose you in supplements on the spot the hiring of all the linen of bed (fitted sheets, flat sheets, covers of quilts and pillowcases), as well as small and large bath towels but not for the beach and swimming pool (to be expected in your suitcases). In this case, thank you to inform us in advance of the organization of the beds : number and ages of babies, children ou teenagers or adults, couples or friends, etc. ?
- Bike rentals : about 5 euros/pers/day (depending on quote).
We currently have 4 mountain bike bikes to rent on site (2 adults and 2 children : 8-14 years), but these are not professional bikes of excellent quality. Please let us know in advance if you would like to book them.
- The Nordic wooden bath : 10euros/pers/hour.
At the edge of the shared pool, there is a nordic wooden bath that we can heat for you (especially in mid-season) with small logs. That’s why we’re asking for extra for that to be paid on the spot as well.
- The departure cleaning : 50 euros/pers/stay.
If you absolutely can’t clean up before your departure (morning plane, very long journey, illness, disability, etc.) we could do it for you. Thank you for notifying us beforehand.
How to prepare your stay ?
Warning at least 15 days before your arrival is always preferable in order to exchange some additional explanations, such as your trip and approximate arrival times, reception hours and meals for the evening or breakfast (if book, and tastes or allergies), your children and / or pets, your choice of activities to organize in advance, the equipment, towel and linen to bring (if not book either), access and parking, etc.
Also remember to visit the sites of the Tourist Offices for activities and events:
Book in advance your adult or child massage sessions (adult chinese massage or ayurvedic massage for baby or child).
Bike rental on site (family) or more professional in Boulou (bike-south-rental) or Argelès-sur-Mer – see: https://www.masnatura.fr/activites-in-pays-catalan/
As a stay in a gite lasts often at least a week (in high season) or sometimes on 2-3 days (in low season), it can be useful to obtain more information and aid than when staying in a hotel. But if you prefer or are of foreign nationality, you can also send us an email or SMS with all your questions and we will answer as soon as possible (English or German).
How to come to Banyuls Dels Aspres?
By train (TGV) or plane via 3 train stations and national airports in France (Perpignan, Narbonne and Bezier) or Spain (Girona), or 3 international airports in France (Montpellier and Toulouse) or Spain (Barcelona).
By car, after Perpignan :
- via the A9 motorway towards Barcelona – exit 43: Le Boulou, D115 then towards St Jean Pla-de-Corts, D900 several roundabouts towards Perpignan, then D40a (rue des Sablon) towards Banyuls dels Aspres then 1st roundabout 2nd exit (Blanquète, Boulou road) and 2nd roundabout 3rd exit Continue on Rue des Vendanges (which goes up to the Town Hall and Post Office) but about the middle is in the right turn the small dirt road that goes up to the gate of 31 rue des Vendanges with a sign “MAS NATURA”. Not the Vendanges dead-end but a street further !
- D900 by the Catalan village – the Oliu to Banyuls-dels-Aspres D40 roundabout exit, follow the avenue de l’Olivier, then left (rue de la Tramontane) and left “rue des Vendanges” and the first street on the left (short path after the pottery workshop at “31 rue des Vendanges ” MAS NATURA”).
How to organize your departure and return ?
The best is to send us a small message (email or SMS) at least 15 days before to notify us of your arrival. Admission to the gite (s) can only be done after 17h and until 23h. In case of early arrival, we advise you to plan to do some quick shopping at supermarkets Boulou (5-10 min) and in case of delay, thank you for notifying us by SMS so that we can organize ourselves also.
In the evening before your departure, thank you to think in advance of the storage and cleaning of the premises for the following guests. The next morning, after loading and last storage plan half an hour before your departure to take inventory together, adjust the last details and say goodbye without haste or stress. It’s better to finish your holiday serenely! Especially since we will need to collect the keys of the cottages at 11h am to prepare them for the guests of the afternoon who arrive after 17h pm precisely them too.
In any case, we hope that your stay with us, in contact with the resources of the Pyrénées Orientales, will have pleased you so much that you will want to come back and talk to your friends and families afterwards.