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Calm, Comfortable And Charming 18th Century Village House

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré - La Maison de l'Ange

Totally renovated 4 bedroom house, gourmet kitchen, media room, near beach

The light and airy ground floor is open plan with comfortable sitting area, large dining table and a step down to separate superbly-equipped gourmet kitchen with breakfast table. There is also free Wi-Fi, mp3 speaker dock system and under-floor heating.

The kitchen looks out onto the sunny private garden with barbecue and seating perfect for al fresco dining. Just off the kitchen is a laundry/utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

The bedrooms are all on the first floor, accessed by two separate staircases. There are two double bedrooms, one looking out on the church square and the Angel, the other has views over the courtyard garden. There is one twin/double bedroom which looks out over a quiet side-street. All have shower or bath ensuite.

Steps off the living area lead down to a media room, large screen TV, DVD player with selection of movies. For iTunes users, an AppleTV box will allow you to download and play movies.

The garage is accessible from the house and is perfect for storing your hired bikes. To make your trip to the beach even easier, there is an attachable beach cart with coolbox, beach chairs and parasol.

Available for rentals of longer than one week. Please call as we show changeover dates as booked on calendar.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
William Davies/Kevin Saunders
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2016
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About William Davies/Kevin Saunders

After careers in the United States in Medical Management and Law, Bill and Kevin established themselves in hospitality in France seven years ago at Chateau de Villars in the Dordogne.

William Davies/Kevin Saunders purchased this villa in 2014

Why William Davies/Kevin Saunders chose Ile de Re

Looking for a new adventure they fell in love with Ile de Re which resonated with them from their childhoods close to the sea in New York and England respectively. They chose Sainte Marie as a perfect location to explore the beach life.

What makes this villa unique

This 18th century renovated house gave them the ability to showcase their attention to detail and flair for interior design always with an eye for the comfort of our guests.


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Calm, Comfortable And Charming 18th Century Village House
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Comfortable & stylish living in the middle of a French community.

  • 5 of 5

Well situated to cycle out to all of the important sites and beaches. The island is best seen by cycling on the dedicated paths . Returning to the property for a well earned rest in lovely surroundings is an additional bonus.

Bedrooms are comfortable and spacious with excellent bathrooms. The kitchen is well appointed and has all the equipment you might require if fully self catering!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We are very glad you had a wonderful stay on ile de re.
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A gorgeous house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at La Maison de l'Ange and it was just as enjoyable as the first, everything is catered for in this gorgeous house in the lovely village of Sainte Marie de Re', ideally located for beaches, shops and local markets, we wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Great holiday in a really nice house

  • 5 of 5

After 12 hours journey everybody was excited to see house. First impression from outside: It is an old house, how will it be inside ? But when entering the house everybody directly felt very relaxed and comfortable.


Nice location, directly next the church.

All you need is inside the house, it is like living at home.

The kitchen is also well equipped in order to cook with fun.

The garden is really nice, not big, but also not necessary.

Beds are comfortable, everybody slept well.


The dishwasher was not able to clean properly.

The property was not perfectly clean, but to be honest, in 5 hours time, it is not really possible to clean a house completely perfect (e.g. under the bed it was very dirty and a bedsheet was dirty.)

Was the listing description accurate: Yes

Was the property clean? Not perfect (but difficult).

Well maintained: Yes.

Would you recommend this property to a friend or relative: Yes

What activities did we like ? Relaxing, sleeping and eating.

Restaurants: We cooked all days because of the nice kitchen (and eating in the nice garden).

One more disadvantage is the beach. Unfortunately you cannot swim because of the stony underground. So we had to drive by car to the more beautiful beaches on Ile de Re.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

A stylish holiday home in a beautiful location, everything you could possibly need has been catered for. The description and location of the property was even better than the listing description. I would certainly recommend this property to anyone. We hope to return one day ourselves

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Stunningly decorated house with fab touchs

  • 5 of 5

What a house! Brilliant position in the church square of St Marie; minutes from the nearest beach; so close to the bike shop, markets and supermarkets.

The house is gorgeous and so well kitted out. We were a young family of 5 and they loved the 'secret room' i.e. The den! Amazing.

The garden is a haven of tranquility, shaded and with enough space to play too.

Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This was my first time on the Ile de Re and at Angel House. The house is located on the main square across from the church in the village of St. Marie en Re. It is biking distance to the markets and shops in St. Marie and walking distance to the beach. It is also only a short drive to other wonderful villages on the island with restaurants, shops and harbors. The house looks modest from the outside, but once inside, it is big, very modern and beautifully decorated. All of the furnishings, lighting, bed linens and towels are superb. The kitchen is modern with lots of counter space, a glass ceiling to the outside and an American style side by side LG refrigerator and other modern appliances. The house also has a lovely and fairly large back garden with flowers, grass and palm trees. A bonus is the media room located in the basement lined with stone walls and is equipped with a large flat screen TV. Also, the house has a garage. The Ile de Re is located just off the Atlantic coast of France and near the city of La Rochelle where there is an airport and a TGV train station with direct routes to Paris. All in all, Angel House is a perfect place for a holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Les Portes en Re
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Plage de La Basse Bernaie
Car: recommended

Sainté Marie De Ré is situated on the south-east coast of the island. It is only 10km from La Rochelle airport and at the bridge end of the island making travel to and from Maison de l'Ange exceptionally easy by plane, train or road and avoiding and jams which can happen in high season on the island.

Whatever you are looking for in your holiday - relaxation, exploration, sports, sandy beaches, great food - there is something for everyone. This comfortable and charming restored 19th century villa has all modern conveniences and is situated in a quiet rural environment close to beaches, cycling trails and lively ports and is an excellent location from which to explore the island. Sainte Marie De Ré, with its 15th century gothic bell tower visible from the bridge, is a typical 'Rétais' village, retaining a great deal of charm and holding on to its maritime agricultural roots, as evidenced by the neighbouring vineyards and fish locks. It is lovely just to stroll through the old streets adorned with colourful flowers, but there are longer marked walks to take you into the forests and salt marshes or why not take a tour to the top of the bell tower for magnificent panoramic views which more than justify the 96 steps to get there! There is a local bakery, grocery, butcher, Post Office, newsagent and a Carrefour mini-market to provide all the essentials (in Sainte Marie and next door La Noue). And of course there is a cycle hire shop. Daily markets in Sainte Maire and around the island, showcase the best local and regional products and seafood. Mouth-watering displays, wonderful colours and aromas provide inspiration for an evening meal. Stalls filled with Artisan cheeses, charcuterie, fresh fish and shellfish, fruit and vegetables and wines. There is ample opportunity to sample the renowned Ile de Ré oysters. Dotted around the island vendors offer tasting or you can stop at one of a number of 'cabannes' for a plate of the freshest oysters and a glass of wine and gaze out over the ocean.

Each village has its own distinct feel.

St Martin is a great place for watching the world go by with busy portside restaurants, designer and souvenir shops, all within the walls of military engineers Vauban's 17th century fortifications.Neighbouring La Flotte is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has an abundance of seafood restaurants around the port and along the sea front. The centre offers some great shopping and it holds one of the livelier markets.Tucked between the coast and marshes, Ars-en-Ré was once a main port for the salt trade, now populated by restaurants and cafés and also enjoys the tilte of one of the most beautiful villages in France. A great place to stroll and enjoy an apéritif or coffee.At the far end of the island, Portes-en-Ré typifies Ile de Ré's laid-back feel, with lovely beaches for long walks, pretty residential streets and a market square with cafes and bars. There is also a 9-hole golf course at Portes-en-Ré.For an overview of the island, climb to its highest point – the Phare des Baleines – a lighthouse on the island's northern tip.

With its temperate climate and an annual sunshine record to rival the South of France, Ile de Ré is perfect for many outdoor activities. The expansive stretches of shallow sandy beaches are ideal for sunbathing, paddling and swimming.Watersports are also popular - windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing, canoeing, paddle-boarding, jet ski - if you can do it in or on water then you can do it on Ile de Ré. From beginner to expert, no matter what level, you will find something to suit. If you prefer someone else at the helm, there are boat trips which provide spectacular views of the island's coastline.Other sports available include tennis, golf (9-hole course and driving range) and horse-riding.

For relaxation, there are a number of spas offering beauty treatments and seawater therapies. Cycling is one of the main ways of getting around the island. With 100km of cycle tracks linking all the main points of interest, it is a great way to soak up the charm of the Ile de Ré.

The largley flat paths allow you to take in the stunning views along the coast, through the vineyards and salt marshes where a variety of sea birds and wildlife can be spotted. There are cycle hire shops all over the island and prices are very reasonable. You can take a bike for a week or even just half a day. Pick up a bike from the local shop explore at your own pace and drop it back whenever you want.

The varied terrain of the island provides an excellent habitat for wildlife. A trip through the marshland on the northern part of the island is a great opportunity for birdwatching.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, Ile de Re

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
After season
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
low season
1 Feb 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Mid low season
16 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Middle season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 17
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £890

Rentals for longer than one week ARE available. (Our calendar shows changeover days as booked) Please contact us to discuss your holiday.
We also strongly recommend booking from Wednesday to Wednesday. This would help you enjoy the island more... Saturday is the change over for most rentals.. There is more traffic coming and going, and more people in the stores for your supplies. We require check. In to be after 3:30 pm and check out by 10::00. If check can not be done by these times an additional day payment will be subtracted from the security deposit... This is to insure the next guest has a clean house at check in

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Separate shared toilet, adjoining bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Separate shared toilet, adjoining bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet is separate.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Bathroom en suite with shower and toilet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom en suite with bath. Shared toilet adjoining.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom en suite with shower. Shared toilet adjoining.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size or twin, bathroom en suite/shower. Separate loo.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The C de V Group has provided gluten free holidays in the Dordogne for seven years. We know that travelling in France is not always easy and can cause concern for those with coeliac disease. For guests with gluten free requirements, please let us know in advance. The house is equipped with a separate toaster and bread-maker and we can stock the house with gluten-free flours, pastas and to make your stay as easy and worry-free as possible.

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