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William Davies/Kevin Saunders

Advertiser since 2014
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Speaks English, French
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

William Davies/Kevin Saunders

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Speaks English, French
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CALM, COMFORTABLE AND CHARMING 18TH CENTURY VILLAGE HOUSE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Sainte Marie de Ré - La Maison de l'Ange

Totally renovated 4 bedroom house, gourmet kitchen, media room, near beach

The light and airy ground floor is open plan with comfortable sitting area, large dining table and a step down to separate superbly-equipped gourmet kitchen with breakfast table. There is also free Wi-Fi, mp3 speaker dock system and under-floor heating.

The kitchen looks out onto the sunny private garden with barbecue and seating perfect for al fresco dining. Just off the kitchen is a laundry/utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

The bedrooms are all on the first floor, accessed by two separate staircases. There are two double bedrooms, one looking out on the church square and the Angel, the other has views over the courtyard garden. There is one twin/double bedroom which looks out over a quiet side-street. All have shower or bath ensuite.

Steps off the living area lead down to a media room, large screen TV, DVD player with selection of movies. For iTunes users, an AppleTV box will allow you to download and play movies.

The garage is accessible from the house and is perfect for storing your hired bikes. To make your trip to the beach even easier, there is an attachable beach cart with coolbox, beach chairs and parasol.

Available for rentals of longer than one week. Please call as we show changeover dates as booked on calendar.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
William Davies/Kevin Saunders (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French

About William Davies/Kevin Saunders

After careers in the United States in Medical Management and Law, Bill and Kevin established themselves in hospitality in France seven years ago at Chateau de Villars in the Dordogne.

William Davies/Kevin Saunders purchased this villa in 2014

Why William Davies/Kevin Saunders chose Sainte Marie de Ré

Looking for a new adventure they fell in love with Ile de Re which resonated with them from their childhoods close to the sea in New York and England respectively. They chose Sainte Marie as a perfect location to explore the beach life.

What makes this villa unique

This 18th century renovated house gave them the ability to showcase their attention to detail and flair for interior design always with an eye for the comfort of our guests.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Calm, Comfortable And Charming 18th Century Village House
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Calm, Comfortable And Charming 18th Century Village House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1199991
+33 -0553034158
Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
5

If only we could live there all the time!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful holiday on Ile de Re. We caught the tail-end of the Summer season, but enjoyed a brilliant weather- cloudless skies, shorts and t-shirts and even some sunbathing!
The village of St Martin de Re is small but perfectly formed, with two boulangeries to chose from within easy walking distance (or v.v.easy cycling distance!) and a lovely peaceful atmosphere.
We found it easier and safer to eat out at lunchtimes in nearby villages (La Flotte, St Martin, La Couarde), as the main roads are unlit, so less fun for cycling home in the dark, but this wouldn't be a problem in high season.
The house is beautifully decorated, stylish, comfortable and modern.
We ate breakfast outside every day in the lovely courtyard garden, and made the most of the kitchen, which is comprehensively equipped. We would recommend hunting for clams in La Flotte and making your own tasty seafood linguine (yum!) Special touches like the coffee machine and the all-singing-ice-making-fridge made us wish we had a kitchen like it at home.
The media room is cosy, and complimentary wifi and smart TV provide for the perfect movie night (complete with popcorn machine). The bedrooms again are beautifully decorated and comfortable. What a great place! We will be back!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Calm, Comfortable And Charming 18th Century Village House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1199991
+33 -0553034158
Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
5

superbe maison entièrement rénovée

  • 5 out of 5
maison spacieuse entièrement rénovée
très bien équipée (WiFi, apple TV, lave linge, seche linge etc...)
et meublée avec goût
nous y avons passé de superbes vacances en famille
idéale pour les familles nombreuses
  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Calm, Comfortable And Charming 18th Century Village House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1199991
+33 -0553034158
Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
5

Beautiful, stylish home with luxurious interior

  • 5 out of 5
This is a truly wonderful find. The house combines original rustic charm and features with modern luxury and provides a blissful environment for a holiday.
Having been to Il de Re twice before, this was the best place we have stayed and we wouldn't hesitate to book again.
We were a family of 4 adults and 2 children and found the house to be great for families and children alike, as long as you are watchful of some steep stairs in places and respectful of the beautiful furnishings. The provision of a cot and high chair was so helpful as was the bike trailer for the beach.
Bill was also hugely accommodating letting us have a late check out which was such a help with the children again.
The inside exceeded our expectations, and the pictures don't do justice to the lovely home that it is.
From a practical point of view the home was wonderfully clean, fresh, well cared for with far better facilities and equipment than you would find in most self catering lets. The house is close to the centre of the village of St Martin and an easy bike ride to La Noue and the Plages.
We would not hesitate to return or recommend this lovely house.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming and staying on ile de re... I am so glad you felt at home in the house... I hope to see you again on ile de re... Regards bill
business
Calm, Comfortable And Charming 18th Century Village House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1199991
+33 -0553034158
Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
5

Wonderful house, beautifully renovated.

  • 5 out of 5
Dear William,

What a beautiful house you have created, and in such a magical, and peaceful spot.
We loved tranquility, so close to the beach, the cycle tracks and the daily market.
You have managed to create the feel of a 5 star boutique hotel, and the quality to go along with it.
The children loved the garden, it is so amazing to have sun all day long.
I am sure we will be back.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy you and your family enjoyed the island. Its a spécial place.
business
Calm, Comfortable And Charming 18th Century Village House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1199991
+33 -0553034158
Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
5

As Good as It Gets

  • 5 out of 5
The house is simply perfect. It fully fits to our expectations. We can recommend it
confidentially.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay on ile de re. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for being my watering guy. It looks great now. We hope to see you back on the island ond day. Thanks again for your review.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Les Portes en Re
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
N237
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Plage de La Basse Bernaie
Car: recommended

Sainté Marie De Ré is situated on the south-east coast of the island. It is only 10km from La Rochelle airport and at the bridge end of the island making travel to and from Maison de l'Ange exceptionally easy by plane, train or road and avoiding and jams which can happen in high season on the island.

Whatever you are looking for in your holiday - relaxation, exploration, sports, sandy beaches, great food - there is something for everyone. This comfortable and charming restored 19th century villa has all modern conveniences and is situated in a quiet rural environment close to beaches, cycling trails and lively ports and is an excellent location from which to explore the island. Sainte Marie De Ré, with its 15th century gothic bell tower visible from the bridge, is a typical 'Rétais' village, retaining a great deal of charm and holding on to its maritime agricultural roots, as evidenced by the neighbouring vineyards and fish locks. It is lovely just to stroll through the old streets adorned with colourful flowers, but there are longer marked walks to take you into the forests and salt marshes or why not take a tour to the top of the bell tower for magnificent panoramic views which more than justify the 96 steps to get there! There is a local bakery, grocery, butcher, Post Office, newsagent and a Carrefour mini-market to provide all the essentials (in Sainte Marie and next door La Noue). And of course there is a cycle hire shop. Daily markets in Sainte Maire and around the island, showcase the best local and regional products and seafood. Mouth-watering displays, wonderful colours and aromas provide inspiration for an evening meal. Stalls filled with Artisan cheeses, charcuterie, fresh fish and shellfish, fruit and vegetables and wines. There is ample opportunity to sample the renowned Ile de Ré oysters. Dotted around the island vendors offer tasting or you can stop at one of a number of 'cabannes' for a plate of the freshest oysters and a glass of wine and gaze out over the ocean.

Each village has its own distinct feel.

St Martin is a great place for watching the world go by with busy portside restaurants, designer and souvenir shops, all within the walls of military engineers Vauban's 17th century fortifications.Neighbouring La Flotte is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has an abundance of seafood restaurants around the port and along the sea front. The centre offers some great shopping and it holds one of the livelier markets.Tucked between the coast and marshes, Ars-en-Ré was once a main port for the salt trade, now populated by restaurants and cafés and also enjoys the tilte of one of the most beautiful villages in France. A great place to stroll and enjoy an apéritif or coffee.At the far end of the island, Portes-en-Ré typifies Ile de Ré's laid-back feel, with lovely beaches for long walks, pretty residential streets and a market square with cafes and bars. There is also a 9-hole golf course at Portes-en-Ré.For an overview of the island, climb to its highest point – the Phare des Baleines – a lighthouse on the island's northern tip.

With its temperate climate and an annual sunshine record to rival the South of France, Ile de Ré is perfect for many outdoor activities. The expansive stretches of shallow sandy beaches are ideal for sunbathing, paddling and swimming.Watersports are also popular - windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing, canoeing, paddle-boarding, jet ski - if you can do it in or on water then you can do it on Ile de Ré. From beginner to expert, no matter what level, you will find something to suit. If you prefer someone else at the helm, there are boat trips which provide spectacular views of the island's coastline.Other sports available include tennis, golf (9-hole course and driving range) and horse-riding.

For relaxation, there are a number of spas offering beauty treatments and seawater therapies. Cycling is one of the main ways of getting around the island. With 100km of cycle tracks linking all the main points of interest, it is a great way to soak up the charm of the Ile de Ré.

The largley flat paths allow you to take in the stunning views along the coast, through the vineyards and salt marshes where a variety of sea birds and wildlife can be spotted. There are cycle hire shops all over the island and prices are very reasonable. You can take a bike for a week or even just half a day. Pick up a bike from the local shop explore at your own pace and drop it back whenever you want.

The varied terrain of the island provides an excellent habitat for wildlife. A trip through the marshland on the northern part of the island is a great opportunity for birdwatching.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Sainte Marie de Ré, Ile de Re

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
low 2
5 Apr 2015 - 2 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
for 7 nights
€1,500
 
 
mid1
3 May 2015 - 6 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
for 7 nights
€1,500
 
 
mid 2
7 Jun 2015 - 4 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
for 7 nights
€2,100
 
 
high2
5 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,450
for 7 nights
€2,450
 
 
peak
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,450
for 7 nights
€1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €800
Notes Rentals for longer than one week ARE available. (Our calendar shows changeover days as booked) Please contact us to discuss your holiday.
We also strongly recommend booking from Wednesday to Wednesday. This would help you enjoy the island more... Saturday is the change over for most rentals.. There is more traffic coming and going, and more people in the stores for your supplies.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sainte Marie de Ré in Ile de Re

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Separate shared toilet, adjoining bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Separate shared toilet, adjoining bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet is separate.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Bathroom en suite with shower and toilet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom en suite with bath. Shared toilet adjoining.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom en suite with shower. Shared toilet adjoining.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size or twin, bathroom en suite/shower. Separate loo.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The C de V Group has provided gluten free holidays in the Dordogne for seven years. We know that travelling in France is not always easy and can cause concern for those with coeliac disease. For guests with gluten free requirements, please let us know in advance. The house is equipped with a separate toaster and bread-maker and we can stock the house with gluten-free flours, pastas and to make your stay as easy and worry-free as possible.

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