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Villa 50m from the beach among the pines in beautiful St. Palais, nr Royan.

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 5

Villa amongst the pine trees, 50 yards from a beautiful, quiet, sandy beach. Ideal for a family with small children. 8 minutes walk by cliff path (or local road with traffic for the surrounding villas only) to local shops, main beach, park and lake with children's playground with electric boat rides, mini-golf etc. Golf and horse racing in the vicinity. 7 km from Royan - a well known holiday resort with marina, tennis, swimming pools, riding, etc. The largest zoo in Europe at La Palmyre is only 6 miles away. One hour's drive from historic La Rochelle, Cognac, islands of Oleron, Aix and Ré. Direct access to approx. 30 miles of forest bicycle paths. 25 mins. by car-ferry to the Bordeaux Médoc vineyards the other side of the estuary.

Particularly suitable for a couple with young children : the town, shops and main beach are about 8 minutes away by footpath. Bicyle paths, free from traffic, start close to the bungalow.

Tennis and riding facilities are available in the vicinity; there is a large marina with all kinds of boating facilities at Royan. Sailing and sail board instruction is available in St. Palais.

More Details

Derek Gibson
Member since: 1997
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About Derek Gibson

We are a retired and active couple.

Derek Gibson purchased this villa in 1969

Why Derek Gibson chose Royan area

The villa is in a marvellous holiday spot which our three children and now our three grandchildren much enjoy. This is why we recommand our holiday home for families with children.

What makes this villa unique

The wonderful La Palmyre zoo is only 6 miles down the road and we have a good quiet beach just on our doorstep!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many of our visitors are long term guests who come back year after year.
Nov 2007
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Good! 3.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Villa 50m from the beach among the pines in beautiful St. Palais, nr Royan.
average rating of 3.9230769 based on 14 reviews

A lovely home with a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

My family (me, wife, two children age 6 and 9) stayed here in May 09. It's a nice house with good facilities. The area is lovely and quiet, yet only 5-10 minutes walk to the centre of St Palais. The real bonus is that it genuinely is only 50m to the beach. It's a lovely sandy beach but with some rocky outcrops with rock-pools and little crabs to seek out. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always very glad to have families staying at the villa as our own children have so many happy memories of holidays there. Thank you for the comments!
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Lovely little house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5
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My wife and I had a fantastic time at Villa 'Ke A ko' with my teenage daughter and her friend. It is a lovely little two bedroom house in a great location. 50m from the beach and a 10 minute walk on the coastal path to the town of Saint Palais Sur Mer. The owners daughter met us on arrival and was very helpful.We hope to return to Saint Palais sometime soon and wouldn't hesitate booking to stay at 'Ke A Ko' again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay so much.
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A lovely house, tucked away near the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Ke a ko was delightfull ! The location is amazing, so close to the beach and to st palais with all its charms.a comfortable and well equiped house.

My husband and I spent 2 memorable weeks and look forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday. We will look forward to seeing again next year!
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  • 4 of 5

We have stayed there as a small family (2 adults, 1 child) for three weeks (for the second time) and it is the ideal spot to explore the area, especially by bike. The house is quite small but sufficiently equipped (including a washing machine and TV), and there is a small yard to sit outside. The hosts are extremely nice and welcoming and arranged for early/late arrival. The location is unmatched. The beach is just down the street in a very quiet, yet in walking distance to Saint Palais centre with a great bakery, a daily market and cafés, everything you need. I would certainly recommend it to somebody who looks for a simple, yet very convenient place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday; many thanks for your kind comments.
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St palais sur mer

  • 2 of 5
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J ai été déçu maison très humide la literie pas bonne

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Il s'agit d'une petite villa de bord de mer très agréable et tranquille avec une bonne literie. Des travaux cet automne ont réglé le problème signalé par ce visiteur.
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Belle situation mais...

  • 2 of 5

Pour nous les + sont :

Un accueil convivial (nous avons été accueillis par la fille des propriétaires qui s'est montrée sympathique et nous as fournie un certain nombre d'informations pratiques).

La location est idéalement placée à deux minutes de la plage du platin et à 10 minutes à pied du centre ville)

La qualité des couchages est correcte.

Pas de problème pour se garer prêt de la location.

Les - sont:

L'ensemble des pièces devrait être rénover pour redonner de la fraicheur et de la clarté à cette location qui est très vieillissante car du coup on ne se sent pas bien à l'intérieur. Ce n'est pas du tout "cosi", chaleureux.

La cour extérieur et petite, juste la place de mettre la table et les 4 chaises. Il n'y a donc pas de transat, et pas de barbecue par manque de place certainement.

Les propriétaires ont leur maison juste derrière la location est sont forcés de passer dans la petite cour de la location pour rentrer est sortir. C'est parfois un peu gênant.

La voisine d'en face s'exprime très souvent à voix haute sans se soucier du dérangement que cela peut causer, ça devient vite pénible....

En conclusion, cette location peut convenir à certaines personnes et moins à d'autre.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: En effet il s’agit d’une villa des années 1930 qui a conservé tout son charme, que l’on rénove régulièrement, idéale pour une famille avec des enfants mais qui ne convient pas pour ceux qui recherchent absolument le grand luxe. Le couple d’en face sont des retraités charmants toujours prêts à rendre service à nous-mêmes ou à nos locataires ! Nota : un barbecue sur roulettes est à la disposition des locataires dans le cagibi derrière la villa.
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
St. Palais
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Plage du Platin

The villa is 50 yards from our quiet beach, plage du Platin, in a protected area of St. Palais with no through traffic. The town is 4 miles north of Royan in Charente Maritime and 50 miles south of La Rochelle; the largest European Zoo at La Palmyre is 6 miles away. The Bordeaux vineyards can be reached by car-ferry from Royan (the crossing takes about 15 minutes). St. Palais is an ideal small holiday resort for children with its main beach, our much quieter beach just below the villa and many miles of bicycle paths through the forest.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April-May 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1st half June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2nd half June 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July-August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End August 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £214
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room. - Shower Enclosure , Shower room. Separate toilet.
  • Separate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
  • Front bedroom with double bed. Back bedroom with 2 bunk beds and 1 single bed. Electric radiators are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The garden furniture is provided and the garden in front of the villa is perfect for meals outside. The villa and its situation make it particularly suitable for a family with small children, or older children with bicylces.

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