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

Bedrooms 2
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type villa
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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Derek Gibson

We are a retired and active couple.

Derek Gibson purchased this villa in 1969

Why Derek Gibson chose Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Lift
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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
  • 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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Villa 50m from the beach among the pines in beautiful St. Palais, nr Royan.
average rating of 3.925926 based on 28 reviews

KE-A-Ko in St. Palais

  • 5 of 5

For the second year in a row we rented this lovely little house close to the beach and st Palais.

it is a well equipped and comfortable with a location that just can't be beat! The proprietors are wonderful. We look forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

Although the location of the villa was superb - only 2 minutes walk to the beach - we were a little disappointed with the accommodation. The villa had a horrible damp smell and it needed a thorough clean. The cooker hood for example had probably never been cleaned and we had to clean out the shower trap which was full of hair. It would have been nice to know that there was a barbecue for our use also as we only knew there was one available when reading other reviews on our return. It would also have been handy (for UK visitors) to know to bring square pillow cases.

All in all, we had a nice holiday, St Palais is lovely and with a little TLC the villa could be too.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always do our best to ensure the villa is as clean as possible, including cleaning the shower trap and the range hood - our apologies! However the villa had been unoccupied for 4 weeks before the arrival of the above guests whereas at the beginning of the season we had, as usual, spent a few days there ourselves using the heating (necessary at the seaside at the start of the season). No doubt this is why the villa appeared slightly damp. At all events we have noted that it would be useful to indicate for UK visitors that they should bring square pillow cases.
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Lovely little house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

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: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 06-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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

J ai été déçu maison très humide la literie pas bonne

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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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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.


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