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House / Villa - Ile de Ré - La Couarde sur mer

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

(Text automatically translated) Old renovated 70 m² cellar, quiet, deep in an alley in the village. The house comprises on the ground floor, a porch for storing bicycles, an American main room kitchen / living room. Private fenced garden. Upstairs 1 bedroom (1 bed 140), 1 bedroom (2 beds 90), 1 smaller bedroom (2 bunk beds), WC and separate bathroom.

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the La Couarde-sur-Mer around the Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Ma maison, située au coeur d'une venelle de La Couarde, ne dispose pas d'une place de stationnement privée.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(34 traveller reviews)

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House / Villa - Ile de Ré - La Couarde sur mer
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Un petit bout de paradis créé avec chaleur pour le plaisir de leur visiteurs. Quel privilège!

  • 5 of 5

Tout était plus encore. La passion et l’amour de cette maison et son village que Franck partage est tres contagieuse... Merci Franck de tout cœur. À bientôt! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chère Aude, Je vous remercie très sincèrement pour votre commentaire. Bien évidemment, si un jour vous souhaitez revenir sur "ma" petite île, c'est avec plaisir que je vous accueillerai. Très cordialement Franck
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Excellent in so many ways

  • 5 of 5

Franck really looked after us-lovely bloke. He thinks about everything - and is always contactable before/during the stay. He'll book a taxi to/from the airport - worth accepting as the bus trip appears to take some time and eat into the holiday. The taxi person Franck books also knows where to drop off/pick up - by La Cabine de Bain restaurant.

The holiday in brief from our perspective:

Hire/take bikes. This is a wonderful place for cycling - flat and easy unless cycling into what can be quite strong winds. St Martin - lots to see/do, Le Boix Plage - massive market, good beach, and Loix (which we found a little boring) are all within a 30-45 minute cycle ride (quicker for a strong cyclist), and the scenery is wonderful. The cycle shop Franck recommended didn't have any electric bikes - but the hire place by Carrefour did (really nice bloke in there). However, electric bike aren't usually necessary (I was fine without) and bumps up hire price.

The house has everything needed. It says no shower, but there is a really good hot shower in the bath. The house is very pretty, modernised throughout - very easy to keep clean.

Carrefour - turn right out of the alleyway, immediately left down Rue de La Motte then right into Rue de La Mail. There is also a really good market in a large building opposite Carrefour (except Monday I think), and most days in the town square.

Eating out - loads of places to drop into on the cycle routes most specialising in oysters and other sea food. Like all of France - there are lots of places to eat in the small towns - we enjoyed St Martin around the harbour. Taking a picnic keeps the price down of course. We only ate out a couple of times - both time at La Cabine de Bain - which was excellent and very friendly. The cost rises quickly with everything beyond a main course (£20-25), but the food was wonderful, there was an amuse bouche on both occasions - we would highly recommend this place - (do - dress warm as the temperature can drop quickly in the evening (we were there in September).


The house is down an alleyway directly opposite the entrance to La Cabine de Bain restaurant.

Sunday evening - restaurants open nearer the beach - not so much in town centre

The pizza place 'A la carabistoule' - avoid .... the pizzas are terrible.

Back late - there is a light switch behind the dustbin.

Mosquitoes - repellents etc. at Carrefour

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Un grand merci à Linda et David pour leur gentillesse et leur bienveillance. Je suis vraiment ravi qu'ils aient pu passer de bonnes vacances dans ma vieille maison. S'ils souhaitent revenir chez moi, ils seront bien évidemment les bienvenus.
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This is a great property ...

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property in a great location. The layout of the house is simple and well thought out, with comfortable beds and plenty of storage space upstairs. The garden is incredibly quiet considering the location in the centre of the pleasant village. We made good use of the large barbeque and outdoor furniture to enjoy the locally bought food in the warm sunshine.

Although in the centre of the village, access is from the traffic-free main street down a short 'impasse' which made it feel very safe for our young children whenever we left the property. The village shops are pretty much on your doorstep, together with the church and small carousel that seems to be a fixture in every village on the island. A few minutes walk beyond the church is the playground for the village, which you could easily miss but is a peaceful and relaxing space to take the kids in the evening.

The walk to the beach is about 10mins with only one fairly busy road to cross, there are several zebra crossings and the traffic in early June was quite sedate and sparse anyway.

There are several cycle hire shops in the village. We used the closest to the property, just to the right as you leave the impasse. They were very patient with us on our first visit and the hire cost was very reasonable - even better value if you hire bikes for several days consecutively.

The owner of the property was extremely friendly and helpful, right from our first contact with him by email to his meeting us on arrival and then on the morning we left. He willingly booked our taxi back to the airport for us on the day we left and was genuinely happy to assist with anything we required.

We would definitely like to return to this property in the future and it contributed to what was a perfect holiday for the four of us.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Fantastic location in lo...

  • 5 of 5

"Fantastic location in lovely little village. Garden was perfect for 2 small children and easy walking disctanec to the local boulangerie. Lots of room in the house for a family of 4. The owner were very helpful in booking and also during our stay. Highly recommended."

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"As always, the house was...

  • 5 of 5

"As always, the house was immaculate. Although in the middle of La Couarde, there is no noise. Except the chuch bell chimming which is pleasant. La Couarde is so special. We love the markets and the local cafe's etc are amazing. The local supermarket is 5 minutes walk away full of everything one needs."

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Deaking with Franck was ...

  • 5 of 5

"Deaking with Franck was a pleasure. The cottage was ideal for our toddler with a small garden and a walk from the beach.The cottage and Couarde are lovely and cycling between villages is a great way to holiday although you could happily spend days just in Couarde."

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the La Couarde-sur-Mer,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
du 08.09 au 22.09
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
du 22.09 au 20.10
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
du 20.10 au 03.11
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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