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Villa with terrace, garden with table tennis and private swimming pool. Set in quiet cul-de-sac on exclusive forest estate above the Bay of Arcachon with views of The Grand Dune du Pyla and only a short stroll down to the beaches, bars, restaurants, sophisticated yet intimate outdoor nightclub and convenience store. The villa has a terrace and balcony overlooking the pool, with two king size bedroom suites with en-suite bathroom and jacuzzi bath, twin bedroom and single bed on mezzanine. There is a large open-plan living area with open log fire and kitchen, opening out to terrace with 'plancha' BBQ and outside dining. Shower room, hall w.c. and laundry room. The apartment at pool level can be reached by interior and exterior stairs. The apartment has a double bedroom with view of pool, wet room with separate WC. The open plan living area has its own kitchen and opens out to poolside dining area. There is a tennis table in the garden. Wifi, satillite(french tv), dvd players
Conveniently situated in Pyla-sur-Mer, the property is in a safe and secluded area surrounded by pine trees in an elevated position, and yet only minutes from the white sand beaches and blue sea of the Bay of Arcachon. The area is very sophisticated and yet offers all the attractions a family of all age groups could wish for. The bustling town of Arcachon is 15 minutes drive away, with it's chic boutiques, bars, restaurants, casino and from where a short boat ride can be taken across the bay to Cap Ferrat, (tourist train ride, more bars, restaurants, boutiques, oyster shacks, surfing beaches on Atlantic side). Port Plaisance is a little further along with it's marina, (sailing, charters along the coast as far as San Sebastian, deep sea fishing and jet skiing available), and yet more bars and restaurants. Just 10 minutes along the coastal road from the villa lies Moulleu, a lively town with art galleries, boutiques, more bars and restaurants. Just past there is a stunning promenade with beach bars, thalassotherapy spa, tennis club with bistro where courts can be hired by the hour. 5 minutes inland from the villa, at La Teste, one can savour the famous bay oysters at the various picturesque shacks. There are night clubs and discos, yet with no rowdy behaviour. There are sailing schools and clubs for all levels. The Grand Dune du Pyla is just 3 minutes drive away, with it's boardwalk of cafes. The breathtaking view from the top, (particularly at sunset), is well worth the climb as it spans the whole of the bay . There is also a hang gliding school and club there. Carry on south along the forest lined coastal road to reach Biscarosse, (one of the best surfing beaches in Europe), only 20 minutes drive from villa and another lively beach town. The forest along the way hides picnic areas and sand dunes and discreet bars and restaurants and yet another amazing stretch of white sand beach. A little inland from Biscarosse is the lake, (there are several in the area), so big it looks like a bay. It boasts tropical style bars and restaurants, safe bathing for children with water play area, water skiing, speed boats and sailing. There is also a stable that does beach rides in the area. There is an adventure park, a zoo, and on 10 minutes from the villa a water slide park, kiddies park, donkey rides, and exhibition centres. Two more casinos and several discos and nightclubs. The area abounds with golf clubs and tennis courts and clubs. There is also an impressive bird sanctuary at La Teich, as well as the 'Island of birds' in the bay with it's distinctive 'cabanes', which can be reached on boat rides. If all of this were not enough, the very beautiful and historic Bordeaux and it's international airport is only 40 minutes drive. The chateaux with their wine tasting can also be accessed easily. More coastal towns such as Lacanau lie across the Bassin, as does the Medoc wine region. And not to forget that the area is perfect and safe for cycling; hire shops are in abundance. If one wanted, there is white sand beach all the way along the coast south to Spain, 180 km away.
When we arrived we were greeted and shown around by Michaela, the owner of the villa - everything was spotless and there was even a bowl of fruit in the kitchen and flowers in all the bedrooms! The pool was wonderfully warm and we had nice weather the entire duration of our stay - with the beach nearby, clubs, water sports and shops we were spoilt for choice with things to do! We had an unforgettable experience staying here
Lorsque nous sommes arrivés, la villa correspondait bien aux photos, mais la maison était très sale, le ménage n'avait pas été fait correctement, il restait même une couche bébé dans une poubelle, du dentifrice dans un lavabo, des traces de savons et diverses crèmes sur les tablettes des salles de bain, plusieurs ampoules étaient grillées, pas de lumière ni de lunette dans l'un des WC, la plancha était rouillée, la piscine avait tournée (il nous a fallu plus de 3 jours et plus d'une dizaine de kg de produits pour pouvoir nous baigner), le mobilier d'extérieur est rouillé et les tables en plastique cuites par le soleil. a part ça tout va bien...beaucoup trop cher pour la prestation
The villa is situated above the Bassin d'Arcachon in a wonderfully secluded and safe residential pine-forested area, (the scent of the pines and the sound of the sea and birds and little else, has a practically tranquillising effect)! And yet it is only a short stroll down to bars, restaurants, a discreet outdoor Moroccan style nightclub and a convenience store, (400 metres). The beach is just across the road, and The Grand Dune du Pyla is just 3 kilometres away and can be seen from the top balcony. The lively town of Moulleau is 5 minutes drive towards Arcachon, The wonderful promenade with beach bars and restaurants just beyond, (along with thalassotherapy spa and pool at The Novotel, tennis club with restaurant, indoor public pool, sailing school nearby). Just a little further along is the chic bayside town of Arcachon where boats can be taken to Cap ferrat, across the Bassin. There is a railway station there where trains can be taken to Bordeaux and all that it offers. Just beyond the town is Port Plaisance with it's marina, where boats of all descriptions can be chartered and jet skiis hired. 20 minutes south of the villa is biscarrosse, with it's famous surfing beach, and Biscarosse lake, (another day trip in itself).
The motorway to Bordeaux is only 5 minutes drive from the villa, (it takes 40 minutes to get to the airport and 50 the the centre of Bordeaux.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£2,000|
A security deposit of 2,000 pounds or 2,500 Euros is payable by cheque on arrival, to be returned on departure less any breakages or missing items, (these can be paid for in cash by agreement).
Linens are provided, except for pool/beach towels.
A wide selection of DVD’s are available for hire with a returnable deposit of 50 Euros