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Without doubt the best self-catering property we have rented.
The layout for our family of 4 was perfect. Everyone had their own bedroom. The open plan living area was massive for us. The chairs and sofa were comfy. The dining table converting into a pool table was a bonus. The huge TV was great as we took a PS4 with us for DVDs, games, Netflix, Amazon video (an Xbox 360 is already there for your use anyway!) The galley kitchen is very well specced out and the utility room was handy too.
As the apartment is the whole of the 2nd floor of the building (plus roof space for extra bedrooms), the outside terrace area is huge. The view out to the Atlantic is wonderful and the sound of the sea is ever there, even on calm days when waves are washing up the beach.
We stayed off-season and the area was very quiet which we liked. I imagine in the summer it is chaotic as the shoreline appears to be primarily summer houses and apartments. Having said that, the seafront has a very slow speed limit so I'd guess the traffic noise is pretty minimal even in peak season.
Thanks to Nicolas and Celine for the excellent communications throughout the holiday process. And also to Perrine for the meet and greet, and explanations of everything despite our mutual language barrier!
We'd wholly recommend this as a base for a Vendee holiday. Within a hour's driving radius there is lots to discover.
We had a great stay at this comfortable house in September 2017. The house is very well-equipped, spotlessly clean and well maintained. We decided it was one of the nicest houses on the (small) estate, and probably had the best view. You can tell the owners use it and enjoy it, as there were lots of extra touches like 2 adult bicycles to borrow (great cycle paths along the coast), and useful cookware in the kitchen.
We slept in the mezzanine bedroom and loved the light and airy space, and the sea view. We even stood on the balcony at night and could see the Milky Way and millions of stars, which was really special. The other two ground floor bedrooms were a good size with generous storage/wardrobe space. It was useful having the toilet separate from the shower room, although it could have used a hand-basin in it for convenience. The shower was great, loads of hot water at a constant temperature.
We had good weather so were able to use the loungers and admired the very pretty garden, which still had lots of colour and humming-bird moths buzzing around. Parking was easy as the house has a space under cover by the entrance, which would be especially useful in hot weather.
La Sauzaie beach itself is more for surfers as it's mostly rocky, and would be unsuitable for swimming, but there are spectacular beaches along the coast in both directions, so you're really spoilt for choice. We did enjoy wandering in the dunes behind though.
Our only minor niggle was the lack of wifi, as my phone struggled to get any signal in the area (not just at the house). Luckily the supermarkets and most towns gave you 2 hours free wifi so we had to look up any tourist info when we went there.