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***LUXURY BEACHFRONT HOME WITH HEATED PRIVATE POOL AND TERRACE***

Catherine

Speaks English, French, Italian
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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***LUXURY BEACHFRONT HOME WITH HEATED PRIVATE POOL AND TERRACE***

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Sainte Marie de Ré - LES ENSEMBERTS

6 bedrooms, 4 baths, 5 toilets, swimming pool,sleeps 12, no pets, non-smoking

The Family Vacation par Excellence

(see 2013 Youtube video by our guests).

This large luxurious beachfront home http://www.villa-ile-de-re.com is located outside the village of Sainte-Marie La Noue. It has a South-South West orientation: all the rooms give onto the swimming-pool area. At the bottom of the garden, the sea is all yours. Prepare yourself for 'Waow' sunsets.

Total area: 1444 square meters.

The garden - mostly lawn - is planted with Mediterranean trees: mimosas, an old olive tree and a fig tree.

The spacious interior of this two-storey glasshouse is furnished throughout with fine antiques from various regions of France (Provence, Charente, Touraine). Traditional tile and parquet floors add to the gracious ambiance.

In addition to the 6 bedrooms, decorated in authentic Ile de Ré style, there is an upper sundeck on the first floor, a large eat-in kitchen, a mezzanine, study and winter garden with luxury Weber BBQ and elegant resin garden furniture on the lower wooden deck, stylish beige parasols around the swimming pool in the landscaped garden, and tennis-table equipment. There are three flat screens with satellite TV and of course WIFI all over the villa.

You will love our 50sqm swimming pool: we keep it heated all year long. It is legally equipped with an electronic cover that makes a safe and fun-filled environment for children. Large beige beach towels are provided.

Appliances include an induction and gas stove, a microwave, two refrigerators, two freezers, a dishwasher, an Insinkerator, a garbage compactor.

The laundry is equipped with a washer and dryer as well as an ironing board.

There are hair driers in each of the 4 bathrooms.

We can provide 3 baby cots and 2 high chairs.

We have quite a few bikes available for you as well.

The bakery, open air-market, fishmonger, restaurants, cafés and ice cream parlour are 1km away (accessible by car, foot within 15 minutes and bicycle).

A TRENDY CHIC ISLAND TAILORED TO HUMAN PROPORTIONS: This beautiful exclusive beach home is located on Ile de Ré, a popular summer resort on the western shore of the Atlantic. The tiny island (30 km long and between 100 m and 5 km wide) possesses many navigable waterways, a varied coastline with the largest beaches along the southern coast and yachting harbours on the sheltered northern side. The “White Island”, as it is also known, is linked to the busy port of La Rochelle by a 1988-built bridge stretching in a gentle curve over 3, 5 km. It is located 500 km from Paris and is reached daily by direct plane from Paris, London-Stansted, Birmingham and Southampton; by TGV in 3 hours or by the motorway in 4 and half hours from Paris.

Bordeaux, the ancient city and wine centre, is 150 kilometres away.

Ile de Ré is best visited by bike. (for rent everywhere). It is home to 16, 000 islanders who have chosen to live there year-round. It boasts 10 communes, all distinctly genuine villages.

VINEYARDS, SALT, OYSTERS AND POTATOES: In the 17th century, boats exported wine and salt from “Ré la Blanche” so named for its saltmarshes. The second part of the 19th century proved disastrous: phylloxera destroyed the vineyards and the salt- marshes were ruined by bad weather and competition from imported salt from the East and South of France. The population fell by half.

Today, vineyards occupy five times as little area as they once did. However, they still produce the traditional Cognac, Charente table wines and the excellent “Pineau des Charentes”.

Farmers grow a type of early potato, for which they have managed to gain an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (A.0.C.). Oyster-farming made its appearance around 150 years ago when people learned to cultivate the “Fines” and “Spéciales de claires” which so far they had been content with gathering.

Salt production had very nearly disappeared. A new generation has now rolled up their sleeves to prepare saltpans and revive the harvesting of “white gold”.

SIGHTSEEING ON THE ISLAND: The 10 typical villages of the island (Rivedoux,-Plage, Sainte-Marie de Ré (labelled Station Verte de Vacances), Le Bois Plage en Ré, La Couarde sur Mer, Ars en Ré, Saint-Clément des Baleines, Les Portes en Ré, Loix, Saint-Martin de Ré, La Flotte); Saint-Martin, the historical capital with its beautiful Unesco-listed precincts fortified by Vauban; 12th-century Cistercian Abbaye des Châteliers; old royal buildings dating back to the British and French periods and the French religious wars (13th and 17th centuries); small museums such as the Hôtel de Clergeotte in Saint-Martin, or the Musée du Platin at La Flotte; one of the biggest European wild bird sanctuaries: Lilleau des Niges; salt-marshes where salt is still harvested before your eyes, oyster-farms, vineyards; the alleys between the green-shuttered whitewashed houses and their hollyhocks; numerous cycle-paths, windmills and thousands of other surprises – and finally, the bustling protestant city of La Rochelle with its museums and restaurants.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Catherine (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
Speaks English, French, Italian

About Catherine

A Bryn Mawr College, Pa. graduate, after working in the US and Iraq, I have since taught English in various higher education institutions. I lost my husband in February 2012. We have two 25-year-old twin sons.

Emmanuel, a cartoon animator, works in Kilkenny, Ireland, in London and Denmark.

Jonathan, an IT engineer, is currently launching his own IT start-up in Paris with an engineer friend.

Why Catherine chose Sainte Marie de Ré

We fell in love with Ile de Ré in the summer of 1989, our twin sons' first summer. We managed to buy one of the last seafront plots of land on the island. We had the villa built in 1991, with my husband designing it and I in charge of interior decoration.

The villa has been the family's summer place ever since and is constantly being refurbished, repainted and maintained in a perfect state, a challenge for this beachfront villa that was severely battered by the Xynthia storm in February 2010 and continues to be hit by storms every month of February.

You will love the smell of the sea and light breeze every morning when you open the shutters!

What makes this villa unique

The villa is literally on the beach, the views, sunsets, are fantastic. The heated swimming pool is a delight.

The location on the Southern coast means it is protected from the winds.

The secluded spot allows complete privacy.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 out of 5
Dear Catherine, Thank you very much for returning our cheque. We were delighted with our stay on Ile de Re, and your home was quite brilliant for us. I have never come across such a well equipped holiday house and the garden, pool and views were magnificent. I do hope we will be able to visit there again some time. We all had a wonderful time. I hope you too enjoyed your holiday. Kind Regards
Julia July 2006
Dear Catherine,
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your house this past week, and the Ile de Ré in general. It was exactly the vacation we dreamed of having. Everyone we came into contact with, including Véronique, was friendly and helpful. The house was even better than the photos and we loved the beach-front location -- really the best way to enjoy the island! My son especially appreciated all the wonderful books and toys he found in the house.
Thank you again for providing us with such a great vacation villa.
Best regards,
Christina (June 2007)
  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
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Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
New Zealand
5

The Villa is Just Perfect

  • 5 out of 5
Catharine,
"Merci beaucoup"....my family enjoyed the holiday in your villa at Ile de Rey tremendously.
The villa is just perfect. The location. The pool. The large and comfortable rooms. The garden......just perfect.
Having the bikes available was great too. Though the 'round the island' cycle on Thursday morning (some 55 Kms) with my eldest son was a little tiring!
Ile de Rey is an interesting and lively island to visit, but we were always glad to get back to the peace and quiet of 22 Route de Rouine, and finish the day with a family dinner on the patio overlooking the garden and sea.
The weather was kind to us too with hot and sunny days all through till Friday afternoon.
I think everyone would have liked to have stayed for another week.
Philip E.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
London
5

A wonderful holiday

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Villa Les Ensemberts for 1 week at the end of August and it was wonderful! We were 2 families (4 adults, 4 children) and there was enough space for all the kids to have their own room, so we were very comfortable. The pool is beautiful and very clean, and the veiw is absolutely stunning. All in all, this is just a lovely place to spend a week of hard-earned holidays! It is so peaceful and quiet, with the only sound being the waves at the bottom of the garden. The island of Ile de Re is fantastic too. There is tons to do, especially for kids. We hired bikes and pretty much cycled everywhere. And the markets are AMAZING! We ate so well all week!

We would definitely recommend a holiday at this villa, it is beautiful.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
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Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
South Godstone Surrey
5

Property Review June 2009

  • 5 out of 5
Problem with giving this property a good review is that others may will want to stay there too. A villa that is a pleasure to take a holiday in because what is described is what is there and it all works. If you want a truly peaceful break this is ideal, this was our third holiday in the villa.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
Guildford
5

Ile de Re

  • 5 out of 5
Delightful setting. A well furnished, thoroughly clean house in a quiet setting on this busy island that suited our family holiday excellently - 3 couples + 1 20 something and 2 toddlers. Excellent heated pool with reasonably safe cover (for toddlers) Access to beach from garden possible but steepness and erosion meant we used beaches a bit further along. We would certainly recommend and use again ourselves.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
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Sainte Marie de Ré Ile de Re
Brighton, UK
5

Excellent villa

  • 5 out of 5
The villa is in a suberb location in a very quiet area on the island; the accomodation is very comfortable and spacious, with an excellent pool and great views onto the beach. It is worth noting that the beach is not really suitable for swimming etc, being very rocky; also two of the bedrooms are accessed from outside, across the patio from the master bedroom. The villa was very clean, we paid extra for mid-week cleaning and extra towels, which was worth doing. The ile de Re is beautiful, with great beaches and plenty of safe cycle tracks. The villa is located on the edge of Le Noue, which has a great boulangerie, delicatessan and market selling very good produce, and has a couple of decent restaurants/cafes.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
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Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
La Noue
Nearest Ferry
562 Kilometres
Roscoff
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Les Portes en Ré
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
E3-E601
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Les Grenettes
Nearest Beach
On the beach
Car: recommended

Airport La Rochelle – Ile de Re (LRH), lies just outside La Rochelle on the French mainland, and is connected to the Ile de Re by a 3km toll bridge. EasyJet, Ryanair and Flybe provide direct flights to Ile de Re Airport from Bristol (BRS), London Gatwick (LGW), Southampton (SOU), Manchester (MAN) and Dublin (DUB).

The Ile de Re is a glorious island of nature, culture and safe beaches just off the Charente-Maritime coast in western France.

The population increases hugely during the summer months as families flock to the island for the magnificent climate, safe beaches and calming ambiance.

The property is a perfect base from which to investigate the sandy beaches, salt marshes and vineyards that have made the island famous as a holiday retreat in the sun.

Things to do on holiday in Ile de Re, France

The natural beauty of the Ile de Re has been protected by strict planning controls keeping all Ile de Re properties and buildings under two stories high.

Holiday properties on the Ile de Re tend to be low-lying whitewashed apartments with green-coloured shutters and terracotta roofs.

The finest beaches on the island are found to the south of the island, where the sand is soft, and there are plenty of idyllic spots to set your towel.

The northern beaches are rocky and flat, with very shallow waters perfect for oyster and mussel cultivation.

Ile de Re surfing holidays are great fun. The shallow beaches of Le Bois Plage and La Couarde are battered by huge Atlantic breakers, perfect for surfing. Ile de Re is home to a number of surf schools providing both lessons for children who have never tried the sport before to refresher courses for those with a few waves under their belt.

Water-skiing, wake boarding and kite surfing also thrive, and there are some exceptional places to go sailing, take a lesson or hire a yacht and discover your own spot of paradise on the Ile de Re.

There has always been a strong connection between the Ile de Re and horses, and that continues to this day. There is a range of excellent stables on the island, as well as a maze of magnificent bridle paths, taking riders to some of the most spectacular viewpoints on the island.

Walking holidays are also very enjoyable.

After a long day on the beaches or in the hills, there are three spa centres in which to get pampered. Spas specialise in thalassotherapy, the use of the maritime environment for the benefits of your health. Whether you are feeling under the weather or not, an afternoon in a thalassotherapy centre couldn’t be more relaxing!

Places to visit on holiday on Ile de Re, France

The island's capital, St-Martin de Re is a stunning fishing port in the north of the island. Surrounded by 17th century fortifications, St Martin de Re has a glorious atmosphere, maintained by the street café culture and seaside location.

Weather on Ile de Re, France

During the long summer months, temperatures average over 30°C (July and August). For the rest of the year, there is a mystical feel to the island, as the crowds disappear, despite average temperatures remaining above 10°C throughout the year.

Other Activities: the bustling Protestant city of La Rochelle on the mainland.

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Availability & Rates

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Rate 3
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€5,000
for 7 nights
€5,000
 
 
Rate 1
27 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€3,000
for 7 nights
€3,000
 
 
Rate 2
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,000
for 7 nights
€4,000
 
 
Rate 1
3 Jan 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,000
for 7 nights
€3,000
 
 
Rate 2
11 Apr 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,000
for 7 nights
€4,000
 
 
Rate 3
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€5,500
for 7 nights
€5,500
 
 
Rate 4
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€7,500
for 7 nights
€7,500
 
 
Rate 3
29 Aug 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€6,000
for 7 nights
€6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€3,000
for 7 nights
€3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes The villa is absolutely no-smoking, no-pets, thank you.
Add 500 euros per stay for management.
25% + balance 8 wks ahead of arrival.
2 fully refundable virtual Paypal security deposits: €2,700 for damage and €300 for cleanliness
Arrival : 5p.m (flexible)
Departure : 10 a.m (flexible out of season)
Keyholder and 24/24 hotline service.
Additional cleaning during stay at €20 per hour
Weekly change of sheets and towels at a cost
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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:
  • 300 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , summerhouse
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , summerhouse
  • 3 Cots available 2 high chairs available Sleeps a maximum of 12+ 3 babies The summerhouse : two bedrooms, one shower room, one toilet: the summerhouse is accessed from outside, across the patio from the master bedroom thus allowing more privacy if two families (or the grand-parents) are using the villa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
BBQ, outdoor shower, pool-house. Gardener, pool technician and housekeepers on call throughout your stay. Additional cleaning possible at a cost. Weekly change of sheets and towels possible at a cost. 8 bikes available but no helmets. AN ISLAND OF FOUR SEASONS In September the tide continues to rise and ebb twice a day.Those who have the bright idea to visit out of the season never regret their decision: island life goes on with shops and services remaining open all year round. In autumn, visitors can admire golden sun-drenched vineyards and witness the grape harvest first-hand. In winter, the beaches empty to make way for horses and walkers wrapped up warmly against the wind.At Christmas, the oysters taste even better when they come directly from the nearby oyster beds. In spring the air is still cool when the first chairs reappear outside the cafés.

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