What is a gîte?

A gîte is a furnished self-catering holiday home in France. It’s pronounced zheet.

Gîtes are traditionally in rural areas, hamlets or villages, but there are many excellent holiday properties in towns and cities.

What facilities will my holiday rental home have?

Typically, a gîte will have a fully equipped kitchen, dishes and cutlery, sheets and towels. If in doubt, ask the owner. Some also offer bikes and other sporting equipment.

You won’t need to pack much more than your clothes, wash bag, and sense of fun.

How do I know my vacation rental is secure?

Every new homeowner who joins Gite.com has their identity verified. We require passports for the owners and business records for their property.

Many of our homeowners have been with Gite.com for many years… some since Gite.com started in 1998. You can see on every property page when the homeowner joined Gite.com.

If we ever hear a complaint against a homeowner, we investigate and take appropriate action right away. If we find that a homeowner is not upholding the highest standards, we will remove them and their property from Gite.com.

What can I expect to pay for a holiday rental?

With Gite.com, you rent directly from the owner, so you don’t have to pay the big commissions that other sites charge. Send an inquiry to any property you like, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions that are on your mind.

Normally, you will pay a deposit to secure a rental, and pay the balance either some weeks before your holiday starts, or when you arrive. Owners also usually ask for a security deposit, which can be returned at the end of your stay.

Sometimes, there may be other fees, such as cleaning fees, or electricity costs. Make sure that you are clear on any such additional fees.

Where should I go in France?

Not sure where to start? Find out more about France and learn about the holiday regions:

Or check out the last minute deals and special offers for your holiday.

Why rent a holiday home with Gite.com?

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