Your three-storey cottage has views of the lagoon from every window, and a narrow pedestrian street runs down beside the house into the town centre. In front there’s a terrace with spectacular views over the water to the Mont St Clair and Sête.
Rob lives nearby and you’ll receive a warm welcome, along with some wine, wood for the fire and kitchen basics, but otherwise you look after yourself. Pop out to buy fresh bread and croissants for breakfast and eat around a wooden table or out on the terrace; there are plenty of restaurants within five minutes’ walk – Meze is famous for its shellfish so you’ll always find mussels and oysters on the menu.
You can cycle or hike around the lagoon or go bird watching, sailing or swimming; there are spas in nearby Balaruc-les-Bains. Visit Montpellier or Béziers, both less than an hour away, for museums, art galleries and shops.