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VILLA WITH POOL IN SEASIDE RESORT OF ARCACHON, NEAR BORDEAUX

Mr Francois Desarmeaux

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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VILLA WITH POOL IN SEASIDE RESORT OF ARCACHON, NEAR BORDEAUX

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Arcachon

4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, sleeps up to 9 people

'La Ferraudiere' was built in 1960 and is located in 'Les Abatilles', a quiet area of the Arcachon resort, well-known for the exceptional beauty of its bay and beaches.

The villa is a simple but comfortable family holiday home, offering space for up to two families. On the main level it offers 3 bedrooms (2 for adults, 1 for children) and 1 bathroom. On the lower level (accessible directly from the garden or via an outside staircase) there is 1 bedroom with bunk beds, 1 shower room and 1 play room. This floor is used by our teenage children who like the space and the separate access. It may not suit the needs of adults seeking more comfort.

The villa is surrounded by a private garden (1,000 sqm), planted with cedar, mimosas, palm trees... The wooden terrace by the pool (pool size 8x4.5m - alarm protected) is the best spot for sunbathing. The main terrace by the house (50 sqm with built-in barbecue) overlooks the pool and is normally used as a communal and eating area. When the weather becomes cooler, the large and lightly decorated living room, equipped with a real fireplace, contributes to a relaxing holiday atmosphere.

'La Feraudiere' is well situated, a few hundred meters away from the renowned golf course and the pine forest, and 5 min drive from the nicest beaches or livy city centre.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mr Francois Desarmeaux (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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About Mr Francois Desarmeaux

My wife Cecile and I live in the Paris area and have 5 children, aged between 20 and 10. 'La Ferraudiere' is our holiday home. We are happy to let it when we don't use it.

Mr Francois Desarmeaux purchased this villa in 2003

Why Mr Francois Desarmeaux chose Arcachon

Arcachon is very special to both my wife Cecile and I as we grew up and met in the region.

We think there is no better vacation place than Arcachon: we've travelled round the world, but in our view the beauty and the atmosphere of the bay area are simply unique.

What makes this villa unique

Definitely the terrace with the nice and wide perspective, spacious, easily accessible, with a built-in barbecue. Where everyone gathers in the summer to have meals, enjoy the view and relax.

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 14 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.3
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Villa with pool in seaside resort of Arcachon, near Bordeaux
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews
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Villa with pool in seaside resort of Arcachon, near Bordeaux
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p14387
+33 -(0)6 73671111
Arcachon Bassin d'Arcachon
4

Great place for a family

  • 4 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay this summer - it's a great location to explore the Arcachon and Bordeaux area, not far to the shore, either shallow for swimming right around the corner or going south to go surfing. The house is nice, enough space for all of us, being 2 familes, 9 persons total, the kitchen is well equipped but a little small, the terrace was the favorite place with the BBQ and not to forget the pool!
The kids sleeping in the basement complained a little about the noise of the pipes at night, but other than that, the neighborhood is quiet, lots of trees, the center of town in walking distance, great place to stay!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa with pool in seaside resort of Arcachon, near Bordeaux
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p14387
+33 -(0)6 73671111
Arcachon Bassin d'Arcachon
5

A secret gem of a hide-away in Arcachon

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I are so happy to have had good friends recommend that we stay at this very comfortable and tidy beach house in beautiful Arcachon. The furnishings are so appropriate for a summer retreat, with the decor reflecting the worldly travels of the owners. If you're expecting this to be a 5-star hotel, it's not. But with its wicker and canvas furniture, the house is perfect for families with children of all ages. The only drawback might be that someone with mobility challenges might have difficulty climbing the front entry stairs. With various types of bedding, --bunks, twin beds, and double beds, the house can accommodate a large family. After closing shutters, we slept very soundly in our darkened, quiet bedroom, until late in the morning.

Although it rained one day during our stay, we enjoyed having breakfast outside under the awning. Having a swimming pool is a plus, although the beach is just a short distance away. There, the shallow waters and sand are perfect for little children while adults can swim or sunbathe. Be sure to grab a bite or a coffee at the Bar de Soleil right on the edge of the sand.

The kitchen is well appointed and easy to work in. A large BBQ is available for outdoor cooking. There are plenty of dishes, cutlery, and glasses for a crowd. We certainly felt right at home. We can't wait to return!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa with pool in seaside resort of Arcachon, near Bordeaux
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p14387
+33 -(0)6 73671111
Arcachon Bassin d'Arcachon
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 out of 5
The house was presented to me in great conditions, everything was very clean and in order. I found it to be a very good house for the summer, fresh and luminous, spacious if one decides to stay in. The kitchen was very well-equipped, and the terrace a lovely place to have breakfast in with a beautiful view of the ville and its forest. I am very happy with how my holidays went and would definitely recommend the house to anyone wanting to vacation in the area.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa with pool in seaside resort of Arcachon, near Bordeaux
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p14387
+33 -(0)6 73671111
Arcachon Bassin d'Arcachon
Bristol, United Kingdom
1

DISAPPOINTED

  • 1 out of 5
I have given a lot of thought before writing this review. Our first impressions of the villa were not good and unfortunately did not improve throughout our stay. The villa is advertised as having 4 bedrooms, believe me it has 3, the 4th sleeping arrangements are in a converted garage with bunk beds which is accessed by stone steps located off the outside terrace, these rooms can only be accessed from the outside of the Villa perhaps a better description would be “additional rooms with bunk beds as overflow” would be more accurate. We had no choice, but to allocate these “rooms” to my daughter (aged 25) and Son (aged 31) my daughter lasted one night and then she refused to sleep down there again and resulted to sleeping on the bed settee in the living room, not ideal when you have three grandchildren whose ages range from 14 months to 4 years and who had to be contained in our bedrooms rather than having the run of the house as I would have expected.

Unfortunately the villa was by no means clean, the floors had probably not seen soapy water for many months. The bath was dirty and needs a really good clean. The terrace outside the kitchen had clearly not been swept for some considerable time. The advert states two bathrooms – yes there is one in the main house but down in the “garage” there is only a shower, separate toilet and handbasin. I have passed these comments and more to the owner and he has assured me that the villa is to be updated, I do hope so because Archachon is lovely we were just unluckly with our choice of accommodation.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is our first negative review in 9 years of letting our villa and we take it very seriously.
The advert did mention that on the lower level, the bedroom has only bunk beds and that there is only a shower room (the bathroom is on the main level).
Actually this floor is used by our teenage children who like the space and the separate access. It will not suit the needs of adults seeking more comfort. In order to avoid any misunderstanding or disappointment in the future we have added pictures and word descriptions to the advert.
With regards to cleaning we employ a stable a competent team who cleans the villa for several hours after each stay. We have verified the cleaning standards ourselves in July and August 2012 in order to ensure our guests remain fully satisfied.

We wish to offer our guests a simple but comfortable holiday home with lots of space, nice surroundings and privacy. The necessary maintenance and decoration work will continue to be done.
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Villa with pool in seaside resort of Arcachon, near Bordeaux
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p14387
+33 -(0)6 73671111
Arcachon Bassin d'Arcachon
5

Perfect place to unwind with toddlers!

  • 5 out of 5
We loved this villa - sort of shabby chic in style. This suited us well, because if it had been pristine and too chic we would have been nervous that the children would spoil the decor. The pool was great - just the right size and safely away from the villa. The bedrooms are a strange mix of doubles, bunk beds etc - but we managed to find a good solution for our party - 3 grandparents, 2 toddlers, 1 couple, I mum and an auntie - 9 in total. Everything was provided - highchair, cot, and amazing array of cooking equipment and barbecue stuff. We also loved the table tennis table and so useful to have a beach umbrella to take with us each day.
We were lucky with the weather - in 2 weeks only 2 days rain or cloudy, so we spent all our time outside. My only quibble would be that the sitting room sofas and chairs are not really comfortable, and this would have mattered if we had bee forced to stay in.
We would definitely recommend this villa - very secluded and only 10 minute walk to get the bread etc each day.
We had a problem with the hot water in the second week, but this was dealt with promptly and no other problems.
The area is superb - spent lots of time on the beaches - loved le Moulleau and Abatilles beaches. Also climbed the famous Pyla dune twice and had some memorable meals. Favourite restaurant was Cote du sud - delicious food and sunset views. Also we all loved the gelateria at Le Moulleau and Le Cap restaurant too.
Went to Bordeaux on the rainy day and over to Cap Ferret on a blistering day - would not bother to take tiny children over there as the beaches are better in Arcachon. We all loved the markets in La Teste and Arcachon.
The villa description was accurate and the owner very helpful about how to accommodate our needs and also about arrival times.
We had a great time and would definitely recommend this villa to friends.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We would like to thank our guests for this review. We have now changed the sofas and chairs in the living room to improve seating comfort.
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Villa with pool in seaside resort of Arcachon, near Bordeaux
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p14387
+33 -(0)6 73671111
Arcachon Bassin d'Arcachon
Newbury Berkshire
4

La Ferraudiere Le Moulleau

  • 4 out of 5
We had a very nice week in the Bassin d' Arcachon area and in this house. The large upper deck was lovely for breakfast and for supper and the pool area was good in the daytime. The pool was fresh as the evenings and early mornings were quite chilly! I would advise anyone renting the house to decide which bedrooms they will use and rent the appropriate sheets......I shall not make the same mistake again!

Le Moulleau was half an hour's walk away and very attractive with nice bars, restaurants and shops. Arcachon itself was very nice and it had a small indoor market which was excellent. The town was not large and easy to walk around.

Golf d'Arcachon was really very nice and it had a lovely restaurant looking out towards the sea. Golf Biscarosse was exhausting and we would not play it again.

This area is very good for a family holiday and I would certainly recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bordeaux
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Arcachon
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Arcachon
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Arcachon
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Cap Pereire
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

To the West of Bordeaux, the region's capital, the Bay of Arcachon is like a small paradise. Beaches, sand-banks, iselts, saltings, rivers, inlets and marshes surround the vast expanse of water where fishermen, oyster-breeders and sports lovers mingle. The Arguin Sand-Bank, a migratory bird reserve and the unusual, serene Island of Birds are also an integral part of the soul of the Bay of Arcachon.

Offering nice weather, pure water, and a preserved natural area, Arcachon is the right place for sailing, fishing, walking and swimming. The resourceful Tourist Information Centre will help you organise unforgettable boat or cycle trips.

Arcachon provides all the features of an exclusive seaside resort: miles of sand beaches, casino, fine restaurants, international golf course, impressive tennis facilities...

If you stay longer, Arcachon will be the perfect base from which to explore the treasures of the Bordeaux wine region, including many renowned golf courses.

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27 Sep 2014 - 24 Apr 2015
14 night minimum stay
€990
 

Notes

  • Prices are inclusive of normal use of electricity, water and gas.
    Pool maintenance and garden tending are included.
    Bed linen rental and property cleaning are excluded, but can be arranged at a reasonable extra cost.
    Guests will be expected to return a clean villa on departure.
  • Down payment of 40% when booking. Balance payable 30 days before arrival.
    Refundable security deposit of € 1500 required.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Arcachon in Bassin d'Arcachon

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 145 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • Full bathroom is on the main level. Shower room is on the lower level.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Pink (master) - 1 Double Bed
    Yellow (children's) - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bunk beds
    Blue (friends') - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Lower level - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • 1 cot can be added on demand.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Additional facilities: outdoor shower by the pool, tennis table.

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