We had a fantastic week's holiday at Villa Failte in Argele Sur Mer. I can unreservedly recommend the property and the doing business with the owners. If you have any doubt at all, give them a ring or drop an email - we were stunned at how rapidly we received a response.
The house itself is equipped with very comfortable furnishings and ample room for a family. It has pretty much everything you will need including simple toiletries, towels and bedding. For fun; there was a petainque court out back, a table tennis table in the garage, bikes in the shed and....oh yes, a pool! 10m long and covered to keep it clean and warm - the pictures do it justice - it was great!
We ate outside everyday in the bbq area with food bought from a mixture of the town and the nearby Intermarche (5 mins via the back route). The laundry facilities worked, the fridges and freezers were ample and the air con a welcome respite from the heat come bed time.
In a sentence - excellently well equipped, clean, well maintained and owned by people I was glad to do business with.
Location - The villa is near the town but we preferred to drive if it was to the shops, head to the beach or eat. Nothing to do with the Villa, but Argele traffic in the summer can be a bit busy and is not for the faint hearted on a bike. There is a walking route into town, but we didn't like it much, so used a car on most occassions. A car is highly recommended, but parking in the entire region can be tricky.
The surrounding roads were very quiet, as was the immediate area which is well served by a bus route (though we never used it). It's close to a local train station which will take you to Perpignan or Collioure - both worth a visit.
In a sentence - The villa is well located in an easy to access and quiet area. We would highly recommend a car but it is possible to survive without one. (OK, two sentences).
All in all we had a great time. loved the villa and have no hesitation in recommending the property, the owners or HomeAway.