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Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French

Charming old village house

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Ile de Re

A quiet and not overlooked house, with a sunny courtyard, 2 bedrooms

Charming house (70 sq.m) at the end of an alley in the heart of the village, quiet, with a sunny courtyard, not overlooked

Ars-en-Ré is rated among the most beautiful villages of France, in the heart of the marshes and with its alleys blooming with Common Hollyhocks, its old harbour, its market and its bell tower.

There are loads of bicycle paths to discover the wild landscapes; they lead to the beaches around Ars-en-Ré for fishing by foot or bathing.

Many activities: sailing school, horseback riding, thalassotherapy, tennis, miniature golf, beach, bicycle...

Fully fitted kitchen, very practical, with bar.

Lounge/dining room with table, 4 chairs, TNT TV, Free Wi-Fi Internet, DVD player, Louis XV sideboard, corner sofa, coffee table.

Bedroom 1 with bed of 140, bedside table, chest of drawers, storage space with shelves, mirror.

Bedroom 2 with bed of 140, bedside table, chest of drawers, Louis XV wardrobe, and mirror.

Shower room with shower and washbasin.

Separate toilet.

Laundry room with washing machine, ironing table and shelf.

The courtyard 1 (30 sq.m) is very pleasant, not overlooked, sunny, with a long window box including a climbing vine (grape-harvest in September).

Garden furniture, chairs and barbecue.

The courtyard 2 (10 sq.m) serves as a storage space for the beach accessories, the clothes line.

The house is equipped with blankets, pillows and bathmats.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Olivier (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French

About Olivier

Married for more than 3 years, native from the Ré Island, surveyor for more than 20 years. We love bike rides, nature, observing migratory birds in the salt marshes. We like the wonderful beaches surrounding the village and go to the markets buy some local products.

Olivier purchased this house in 2012

Why Olivier chose Ile de Re

We inherited this pretty house on the Ré Island, and we recently renovated it. This house has been in my family for almost 200 years. At the beginning of the XIXth century, it was a stable; which was later changed into a shoemaker's workshop. For more than 40 years, this lovely village house has been used as a holiday rental, and we are happy to propose holidaymakers an unforgettable stay between sea and marshes.

What makes this house unique

We love this pretty distinguished house of stone located at the end of an alley, quiet with its sunny courtyard and not overlooked to spend some delightful moments (rest and grilling). This courtyard has a vine allowing the holidaymakers to harvest the grapes in September. This house is very suitable for a couple with children, who can safely play in the courtyard surrounded by stonewalls; or for a retired couple wishing to enjoy the quiet and the practical and functional side of this house; or for friends wanting to gather around a table and grilling after nautical activities.


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Charming old village house
average rating of 3.9230769 based on 13 reviews

A very Enjoyable weeks holiday

  • 4 of 5

Although you enter the property at the end of a small alley, it offers very private and secluded accommodation including a courtyard with all day sunshine and no overlooking. Best suited for a couple or small family, and can be a bit dark in poor weather, a lighting upgrade would help considerably.

Everything you need is provided, all was very clean, and the greeting and assistance we received all made it a great week in what is a delightful village on a delightful island.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not for winter staying.

  • 1 of 5

This property is not for winter stay. There is a moldy smell that comes after long time of no heating. Bath and toilet (that seams to be non-isolated) has no heating and is is cold specially at night. We had leased it for 9 days, but had to leave after 5 days. We could not contact anybody at the time we left and got contact 3 days later. The owner did not answer my e-mails and had not done it yet

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un séjour merveilleux

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Il de Re was amazing! This is in a large part thanks to Monsieur Olivier and also Madame Brandeau. Their help started even before we went to France. Because it was such a long trip and we had never been to Il de Re, we were a bit worried. Monsieur Olivier went out of his way to help us and to. He answered our questions within hours and was extremely helpful and amenable with all our logistical questions. He put us at ease and we have no more worries in making this two week trip at the end of May! We deeply appreciate Monsieur Olivier's help and his responsiveness. When we got there, it was pouring rain and we couldn't get a taxi. Madame Brandeau also went out of her way to help us. The house is extremely clean and comfortable. The patio is lovely. It is a little dark in the house but since we spent most of the time outside, it didn't matter very much. Are en Re is the prettiest village on the island. We thorough had a true vacation thanks to the lovely apartment, the wonderful village and their people and especially the warm welcome by Monsieur Olivier and Madame Brandeau.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Séjour agréable dans cette maison idéalement située dans Ars.

  • 3 of 5

La maison est conforme aux photos et parfaite pour 4 personnes. Bien équipée et confortable elle est située dans une rue calme et proche du centre.

Pas mal de balades à vélo sont possibles au départ d'Ars

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Trés agréable

  • 4 of 5

Petite maison très agréable et bien équipée.

Très bon accueil.

Nous avons eu beaucoup de soleil et avons pu profiter de la terrasse.

En cas de mauvais temps, en effet, risque que la maison soit un peu sombre mais cela est bien compensé par la lumière.

A recommander pour un couple .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Cette maison est agréable mais trop sombre. La venelle qui mène à la maison devrait être entièrement rénovée, avec pots de fleurs, un bon nettoyage ,elle n'est pas du tout accueillante. En revanche l'accueil du jeune couple est vraiment parfait Ils sont très gentils , la maison est TRES propre. Je pourrais recommander cette location à un ami.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
La Pallice
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
A10 highway
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
La Boire
Car: recommended

Observation of the migratory birds (more than 150 identified species), visit of the “Phare des Baleines” [the Lighthouse of the Whales], summer market, visit of the bell tower of Ars-en-Ré.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ars en Ré, Ile de Re

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Tres haute saison
16 Jul 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
20 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Moyenne saison
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse saison
17 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Pour valider votre réservation = suite à la réception du contrat de location (en 2 exemplaires) que nous vous enverrons par courrier , nous retourner par voie postale 1 exemplaire signé du contrat de location accompagné d'un chèque d'arrhes (30% de la location). La totalité du paiement se fera à la remise des clés ainsi qu'un chèque de caution de 500 euros (qui ne sera pas encaissé, sauf en cas d'

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ile de Re in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin and shelf
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 with bed of 140, bedside table, chest of drawers, storage space with shelves, mirror. Bedroom 2 with bed of 140, bedside table, chest of drawers, Louis XV wardrobe, and mirror. Cot available upon request
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Separate toilet

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Portable wifi hotspot

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