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Large comfortable house, 150m from stunning beach.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs2
Space 1,356 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 2-10.

This delightful seaside family holiday home, situated behind the forested dunes offers a great location for a relaxing holiday to get away from pace of everyday life. Only 3 minutes walk from the beach, local shops, restaurant, tennis courts and boules pitch. A short drive or cycle ride will take you to the village centre. Sailing boats and windsurfers can be hired from the school on the beach.

The spacious house is furnished to a high standard and well equipped. It has 4 bedrooms, including one upstairs via a spiral staircase, a shower room, bathroom with bath, and 2 separate toilets. The well-equipped kitchen opens into the large 'L'-shaped lounge/dining room with vine-covered terrace outside for those lazy lunchtimes and evening meals. The house has central heating. There is a mature and private garden.

For further details, please have a look at our website for the house.

The rental rates vary depending on the season:

Early Season April - May £550 per week

Mid Season June £750 per week

Peak Season July - August £1,250 per week

Late Season September £550 per week

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Christmas and Easter would be peak rate.

More Details

Anthony Stiff
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Anthony Stiff

We are a family of 3 and have holidayed in the part of the world for over 20 years on and off. We fell in love with the area firstly by staying on Ile de Rey, and then we thought we would like to buy a place and found this house. Location, location, location! It ticked all the boxes for us and we have enjoyed many wonderful times with family and friends. It is such an easy and relaxing place to be with everything nearby that we could wish for in terms of a seaside holiday.

Anthony Stiff purchased this house in 2003

Why Anthony Stiff chose World

See Telegraph article extract below

Three generations, three different sets of needs, but for Sam Llewellyn and family the Vendée region had it all.

"Twenty-five years ago we had spent a happy holiday nearby en famille, bouncing around in the pine forests on the dunes"

By Sam Llewellyn

June 2013

Seaside holidays are hard to get right. Very small children wish to play on nice, safe beaches. Their parents, still young and full of vim, do not always wish to sit by the side of a rock pool agreeing with a two-year-old that it is deep. Grandparents, while by no means without vim themselves, have less objection to exploring the concept of deepness with people 60 years their junior.

So a three-generation beach holiday seemed like a good idea. We needed decent weather, tides big enough for rock pools, and waves big enough for surfing but not so big that they would sweep the little ones out to sea. There should also be sand dunes, pine trees and red squirrels.

The Vendée, the part of France just south of Brittany, has most of these attributes. It is unfashionable enough that in early September, after the frenzy of the French August has abated, a house sleeping 10 can be got for a sensible weekly rent.

One of the great advantages of this coast, though, is that the dunes behind the beach are a regional park, on which no building is permitted. We had taken the precaution of assuring ourselves that the house we had rented was a short walk from the sea, and under the eaves of the dune-woods. Having spent an afternoon provisioning in the Super U, we moved in.

And there was a long table shaded by a vine, at which the parents and the grandparents could drink vin rosé (the Provence model, and plan the assault on the sea.

What makes this house unique

Great location, convenient for local shops, beach, restaurants, bike hire. Well equipped for cooking, BBQ and easy relaxing house to live in.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the World around the

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1356 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see Rental Agreement for Cancellation Policy. Note that we do not supply towels and linen.
  • We do expect the house to be left clean and tidy, basically as you found it.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 room with 4 beds, 1 cot
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Facilities for children include a child buggy, high chair and baby foldaway cot. Some games and other toys are also there. Gardens are enclosed for safe playing for younger children. Off-road parking for up to 3 cars is possible within the garden. There are restaurants a short walk from the house including a child-friendly pizza place with crazy-golf and other low-key amusements on hand. Other places to eat include a bar-restaurant with a tropical influence (worth a try)a nearby hotel which offers very good traditional French food and other seafood restaurants in the village centre.


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Large comfortable house, 150m from stunning beach.
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews

Relaxing Holiday

  • 4 of 5

we arrived to find the house clean and well presented, and was well situated close to a good sandy beach. A small shop nearby was useful for the fresh baguettes we bought on a daily basis. getting the car in/out of the drive was challenging. The property felt homely and comfortable with all the essentials you would expect of someone's home. It was lovely to be able to sit outside for most of our meals as the garden was private and not overlooked. The property is in a quiet location about a 20 minutes walk from the village centre. There is no Wi-Fi which my children missed but a local bar with Wi-Fi was the solution.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family holiday house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, a short walk from the beach. The house is pleasant and quiet with a lovely garden.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely house

  • 5 of 5

The house is really comfortable ; you find yourself "at home" !

everything you need is available : for cooking, dishes, bbq ... for cleaning wash-machines ; games ; even some essential food like oil, vinegar, etc.

The table outside is great.

So your holidays start immediatly when you arrive there !

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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landestypisches Haus in ruhiger Umgebung

  • 4 of 5

Ferienhaus liegt in unmitelbarer Strandnaehe in ruhiger Umgebung. Kleiner Garten mit altem Baumbestand, gut abgeschirmt von Strasse und Nachbarn. Kueche verfuegt ueber die noetige Ausstattung fuer Ferienkueche. Ausreichend Platz fuer bis zu 8 Personen.

Kontakt mit dem Inhaber erfolge ueber Internet - Abwicklung war sehr zuvorkommend, schnell und problemlos. Ein Kritikpunkt war der schlecht schliessende Kuehlschrank, der aber laut Vermieter demnaechst ersetzt warden soll. Die Grundreinigung des Hauses koennte allerdings sorgfaeltiger ausgefuehrt warden.

Die gute Lage des Hauses ist auf jeden Fall ein Pluspunkt.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location and place for a quite stay

  • 4 of 5

The pictures don't do justice to the size of the place. Had a really good stay, though sometimes not easy accessing the driveway due to other traffic and the size of our vehicle. For me only one thing missing as I run several business - internet access would have been a great benefit.

Well equipped and plenty of space internally for the 5 in our party.

The owners were very good with communications and it suited what I needed - location etc as I didn't want the hustle and bustle of a main town / resort and so it was perfect in that respect.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable family house in a fine position

  • 4 of 5

Brilliant position for beach lovers just 5 mins stroll from a long sandy beach with fascinating rock pools at low tide. A cycle track is also close to the house. Small shops nearby and more in the St Vincent and Jard-sur-mer which has a fine Monday market which set us up with goodies for the week, a huge supermarket and a pleasant port with lots of restaurants. Fish is excellent everywhere. Easy driving to many interesting places from La Rochelle and the Ile de Re to Noirmutier, the Marais Poitevin, some excellent vineyards - and a fine local castle at Talmont. If you like dolmen & menhirs well they are all around, and there seemed to be an extraordinary number of water parks for children in the area.

The house is comfortable, quiet, well equipped and has loads of space. Two wash/shower rooms with two separate toilets makes group living very easy. There's a good oven and fridge and a large dining table for group eating, with another under the vines outside. The lawn out the front is good for kids. It's very much a family house, homely rather than smart, and that suited us fine.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
240 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Sables d'Olonne
Car: recommended

This small coastal village is situated on the site of a former Gallic port. It has a small centre with church, market and shops. George Clemenceau, a former French Prime Minister (early 1900's) had a summer house here which today remains as a museum. The village is unspoiled by development, and is protected by a dune forest. Talmont-St-Hilaire, is an attractive local destination with historic interest (Richard the Lionheart), shops and restaurants.

The Vendee offers vast beaches of white sand dotted with holiday resorts and fishing ports, and the charm of it's hinterland. In the northwest and south, lie the Marais (the marshes), where vast spaces are divided up by mazes of canal and hedges, forming an intriguing landscape, rich in ecology. There is a rich archaeological heritage, including evidence of pre-historic settlement with numerous standing stones (Dolmens) and medieval castles. The amount of sunshine enjoyed by the Vendee is akin to that found on the Cote d'Azur.

Other Activities: boules, bird watching, canoeing


Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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