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STUNNING MAISON BALNEAIRE IN SEASIDE VILLAGE - SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH

Mick Williams

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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STUNNING MAISON BALNEAIRE IN SEASIDE VILLAGE - SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Sainte Marie de Ré - La Maison Balneaire

3 bedroom house to sleep 6, in the heart of Ste. Marie village

La Maison Balneaire has a stunning façade hidden behind an imposing gateway, and the equally beautiful interior of the house will provide all the comfort necessary for a perfect holiday on the island. The house has 3 bedrooms - on the lower floor there is one double and one twin, separated by a bathroom with walk-in shower, bath and WC. The master bedroom is situated at mezzanine level, and has a small dressing area leading to an en-suite shower room. There is an additional WC on the ground floor. The light and spacious dining room leads to a fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer and washing machine. The bright living room with open fire place seats 6 comfortably. The house is WiFi connected and offers English and French TV. There is also a DVD and CD player with a small library of films to enjoy. The beautiful and spacious courtyard, 75 m2 has garden furniture with seating for 6 people, and a barbecue is provided. There is outside storage for bikes.

The Island: L'Ile de Re is a beautiful, unspoilt and fiercely protected island, connected to the mainland and La Rochelle by a magnificent 3 km bridge. 'A flat, fragrant, family friendly holiday spot. Just 30km long and 5km wide, it's criss-crossed by an extensive network (100km) of cycle paths which wind through fields full of poppies, pine forests, pretty French villages, past fishing harbours, salt pans and oyster farms. It's also celebrated for its endless sandy beaches backed by powdery dunes. The island feels like the France, or rather the 'seaside' of yesteryear. It is the perfect place for running barefoot along the shore, playing hide and seek in the sand dunes, picking your way through rock pools and picnics on the sand. Strict building regulations have meant that even new properties have to stick to the low-slung whitewashed-with-green-shutters look. However, the chic shops and waterfront restaurants of the fishing villages give it a very French maritime sophistication.'

St Marie de Re and the immediate surroundings: La Maison Balneaire is in the heart of the authentic and unspoilt village of Ste Marie, situated just 1 km from the sea and the renowned Thalasso Spa therapy centre: 'Ideal for relieving, relaxing, revitalizing, slimming down, toning up - à la carte courses of treatment, special formulas by the day, the weekend, or a few days.' Ste Marie's beach is a perfect mixture of fine sand, rock pools and peaceful tranquility. The village square, providing a fresh food market, bread shop, tabac, restaurant, hairdressers, launderette, post office and bike-hire, is a 5 minute walk away. The beautiful village of La Noue, just 1 km away, offers more restaurants, a fresh fish shop and a cheese shop. Across the road from us is a wonderful library and media centre which is great for both children and adults: the kids can relax with books and magazines in their own comfy and colourful area, while you browse the books, DVD's and CD's, or surf the internet and check out the exhibition and art gallery.

La Rochelle: The beautiful and bustling harbour town of La Rochelle is most definitely worth visiting. The two famous harbour towers date back to the XIV Century and the arcaded streets give the town a real sense of history. The harbour is lined with wonderful seafood restaurants and bars, and by night it becomes both stunning and vibrant. The park is a lovely place to spend some peaceful time - enjoy the bird sanctuary and the animal enclosures, with peacocks, deer, goats and donkeys - the kids will love the well equipped play areas too. The world renowned Aquarium is a real treat for kids and adults alike, and there are numerous places of interest to visit, like the old Hotel de Ville and the Natural History museum. The man-made sandy beach is great for relaxing and sunbathing, with restaurants and casino just a few steps away. Further into the old town are more delicious restaurants and great shopping under the old arcades. Experience the wonderful fresh indoor food market which opens daily.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mick Williams (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks French, English

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning Maison Balneaire in seaside village - short walk to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Stunning Maison Balneaire in seaside village - short walk to the beach
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Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
5

Utterly magical

  • 5 out of 5
This is a fabulous 3 story house owned by kind, polite and considerate people. It's a fantastic layout if you are a family as the main living space is open plan but there is a double bedroom and ensuite upstairs if you want some privacy from your kids but also a nice downstairs double bedroom if you want / need to be close to your children as the other bedroom which is a twin is one this level. The house is well equipped, the decor is understated and chic yet is comfortable and has a great home from home feeling. Small things like UK TV channels for your kids after a hard day of cycling is welcome. The beds were comfortable although I agree that the doubles could be larger but this is minor. Saint Marie is a lovely, authentic village with a wonderful beach and great access via the bike lanes to the other villages and we'd ride La Flotte and St Martin with a 6 and 4 year old with ease each day.

All in all - book this lovely house. You won't regret it.

Thanks to Mick and his family for renting it to us.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Maison Balneaire in seaside village - short walk to the beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p453142
+0033 (0)9 81 18 19 89
Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
5

Charming villa for a holiday

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Maison Balneaire recently and had a wonderful time. This home is very clean, well-maintained, and tastefully furnished. There is no clutter anywhere, which allows you to fully relax, yet it has everything you need to prepare meals and sleep comfortably. We especially enjoyed the patio area for dining and the spacious bed/bathrooms. Mick was very prompt in correspondence before our stay and greeted us upon arrival to show us around, which was very helpful. Our favorite memories include the quaint town/shops, interesting beaches, and bike rentals/paths in the area. Staying here offered us everything we were looking for - a worry-free escape to a simpler time!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Sonja. We love to hear our guests have enjoyed themselves! Hope to see you all again one day.
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Stunning Maison Balneaire in seaside village - short walk to the beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p453142
+0033 (0)9 81 18 19 89
Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
5

As good as it looks!

  • 5 out of 5
We spent a wonderful week at this stunning house in August. Inside, the house was comfortable & immaculate. The courtyard is so relaxing & my son enjoyed spotting lizards, while we soaked up the sun & the atmosphere. The village is peaceful but has everything you need. We ate at the local restaurant several times & also shopped at the deli. I would definitely recommend this lovely house!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lucy for the lovely review - always great to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay. Hope we'll see you again one day.
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Stunning Maison Balneaire in seaside village - short walk to the beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p453142
+0033 (0)9 81 18 19 89
Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 out of 5
What a gem! We could not recommend this gite more highly. In a very quiet, laid back village La Maison Baineaire is the perfect place to kick off your shoes and relax. Situated 5 minutes on a bike from the beach and 3 minutes from the boulangerie and small bar/restaurant, the house is perfect for both adults and older children. Well maintained and nicely decorated, the house has everything you need and the courtyard is perfect to catch a few rays.
Two weeks went by very quickly - and we didn't want to come home.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Andrew - it's always great to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay at the house, and on the island. Hope we'll see you all again one day!
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Stunning Maison Balneaire in seaside village - short walk to the beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p453142
+0033 (0)9 81 18 19 89
Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
5

A memorable holiday

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at this beautiful house at the beginning of June and had a lovely time.The property was clean, very well equipped and tastefully decorated. My husband appreciated the English TV(Barcelona v Man Utd) and the children the selection of DVDs. The courtyard is a lovely sun-trap with the heady aroma of jasmine cascading from the balcony where we spent our mornings eating croissants and pain au chocolat bought from the local boulangerie just a few minutes walk away. The rest of the day was spent exploring this beautiful island on our bikes (bike hire just down the road). We enjoyed visiting the beaches to the south of the island (golden sand) and body boarding in the surf. The beaches were very quiet until the French bank holiday arrived when they got very busy. We had lovely weather all week.

Ste Marie de Re is a pretty quiet village but with all the amenities you need (bakery, market, restaurant) and the village of La Noue just a short cycle away where we spent a lovely evening at a local restaurant.

Overall we had a truly memorable holiday and would certainly recommend Maison Balneaire as a place to stay.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Maison Balneaire in seaside village - short walk to the beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p453142
+0033 (0)9 81 18 19 89
Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
5

A Great Week!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great week staying at Maison Balneaire. The Maison was immaculately presented, tasteful, clean and tidy throughout. The small garden is a great space for a barbq, sunbathing, star spotting or even a game of football if you try hard enough! Ste Marie De Re village is peaceful enough to be relaxing, but with sufficient facilities to be practical - a good restaurant, fantastic deli (for picnics), post office and super market. The nearby beach is quiet, long and only 5 minutes by bike (10 by foot) along deserted country roads.

Thoroughly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
A83 Junction 9 at Niort
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Ste Marie
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Ste Marie
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Les Portes en Re
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Ste Marie
Car: not necessary

Ste. Marie is an unspoilt village on the south coast of the island, right by the sea and close to the bridge from La Rochelle. Full of character - like a '60's Truffaut filmset - with the convenience of restaurants, shops and markets just around the corner.

Discover the island's numerous sandy and beautiful beaches, and the ten villages each with their own unique character. The gorgeous harbour towns at St Martin, La Flotte and Ars are particularly worth visiting - here you can find wonderful restaurants, fresh food markets and chic shopping.

The island is also famous for its salt marshes, oyster beds and bird life, and at the top of the island is the famous Phare de Baleine lighthouse. One of the best ways to discover the island is by bike on the specially designated cycle routes, of which there are many.

Nearby La Rochelle is a beautiful town, full of history and very elegant, with a fantastic daily indoor fresh food market and excellent shopping - well worth the visit.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house 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
 
Late Summer
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Autumn
27 Sep 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Low Season
25 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Xmas and New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,000
 
 
Low season
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£900
 
 
Spring
28 Mar 2015 - 29 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
£720
for 4 nights
From
£180
£1,250
 
 
Early Summer
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Summer
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Priority will be given to bookings of 2 weeks or more during July and August.
Complimentary bottle of wine and baguette on arrival.
50% payable to secure booking (non refundable) Balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
Separate £500 refundable damages deposit cheque required, returned within 2 weeks of your stay providing that everything is in order.
€65 end of stay cleaning charge, payable in cash on departure.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • surf fishing
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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