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Beautiful Villa with heated pool - just 10 minutes from the sea!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beach and countryside - the best of both worlds!

La Marette is situated on the edge of the village which is in itself situated within a Bird Sanctuary and Natural Reserve yet only 10 minutes from the golden beaches of the Vendee!

This well maintained and pretty villa consists of 3 double / tripple bedrooms plus a self contained studio with king sized bed and bed settee with its own toilet and wet room.The main house has well proportioned bathroom including sofa bath with shower and fitted corner shower cabinette, including massage jets. There is a seperate toilet.

The open plan lounge / dinner / kitchen is well equipped with log burner and leads onto a large patio and attractive 2000 sq meter garden. The 10 x 5 meter pool is heated and is surrounded by countryside, palm trees and bamboo. It is cleaned and maintain every morning. The pool area is set within a fenced garden to the side of the villa. It is surrounded by roses, lavander and Russian sage. Sunbeds and a pool side table and chairs are provided. On the main patio, accessed via french doors from both the main house and the studio is a large table with benches and a gas barbeque plus large garden swing chair. The studio and the main bedroom overlook the pool.

There is a children's play area with swings and slides and an outdoor toy box.

Exchange library, games and Netlix provided.

More Details

Property Manager
Allen Williams and Wendy Williams, Property Managers
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Allen Williams and Wendy Williams, Property Managers

Hi I am Mandy Oliver and I am part of the management team of A Place in the Vendee

Allen Williams and Wendy Williams, Property Managers purchased this villa in 2016

Why Allen Williams and Wendy Williams, Property Managers chose Saint-Denis-du-Payré

La Marette is situated in a lovely position being the last house on th edge of the village overlooking countryside and the church , in the distance at the rear. A testimate to this is that we have many return guests who never seem to want to go home!!

Just look at what our customers say:-

'Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the week at La Marette. We really appreciated your warm welcome and hospitality and (daily supply of French bread!). The pool was really great for the girls and the lovely gardens made for a very relaxing week. The location was perfect for cycling or walking and with the beaches not too far away there was much more to be seen and done than we could possibly hope to do in a week.

As requested here is a photo of us all,

Best wishes and Thanks Again,

The Golden & Tucker families.' 2 visits

'It was a long journey back but we had a wonderful holiday, I don't think we have ever relaxed so quickly into a holiday before. We loved La Marette, the pool was wonderful and Katie especially loved it. It

was the first time we've stayed in truly rural France and we'll definitely be back. I have shared our photos with family and friends

and highly recommend you so hopefully they will be tempted' - Wendy and family

'Thank you so much for helping to make our holiday so brilliant again! Glen promises to forward you some photos as soon as he gets round to sorting them out' - 3 time visitors - Julie and Glen

'We have had a lovely holiday. I have left a football and some sweets for your grandchildren. I will be in touch as soon as we get home' - Julie

What makes this villa unique

La Marette is situated within a natural wild life reserve. We have many species of birds including stalks, herons, buzards and geese. We also have a bird hospital in the village who release their 'patients' from time to time which has resulted in a character named 'Loco' a buzard who seems to think he is human and has been known to sit by the pool - don't worry he is harmless and will fly off if you approach him.

We have geese and black sheep next door and often have stalks flying over who nest nearby.

We live in a property accessed through a gate by the pool at the end of another 3000 sq meters of garden.

La Marette is not overlooked and we are there for you if you need us but respect your privacy, we are just a phone call and a long long garden away.

We always leave a list of places to visit, restaurants etc. and will be there to greet you on your arrival with a 'Welcome Pack' of goodies.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had a lovely holiday. I have left a football and some sweets for your grandchildren. I will be in touch as soon as we get home' - Julie
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Denis-du-Payré in Vendée

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom ,2 and 3 have built in wardrobes, double bed and bed side cabinettes. Studio has kngsize bed and bed settee. Sideboard, coffee table,microwave, fridge, freezer, television, freesat box, kettle and toaster
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Villa with heated pool - just 10 minutes from the sea!
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Spacious villa with lovely pool in quiet village

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The 6 of us (3 generations) and the dog had 2 relaxing weeks in La Marette. Allen and Wendy were very helpful without invading our privacy. Being close by they are on hand for anything you might need. They even came with us to the vets to get Milly's check up for the return to the UK.

There is plenty of outside space and the garden has table tennis and swings. The biggest bonus for us was the pool which is heated and big enough to actually swim in.

The inside is homely rather than luxurious and has 1 or 2 minor niggles (such as a stiff door and only 1 chopping board) but not enough to detract from the holiday. The gas barbecue is a useful feature and we ate most of our meals outside. There is plenty of outside seating on the patio. The separate studio is a useful feature although it is not quite as nice as the rest of the villa and the bathroom is rather small and dark. There are some tricky steps to the main villa and a few wobbly patio slabs, so this is perhaps not ideal for the less mobile.

There is plenty to do nearby, the countryside is flat but attractive and you are not far from the coast. However, you will be largely reliant on the car as there is little in the village itself, just a small restaurant with limited opening hours.

Overall we had a lovely time and this is a good size for extended families or groups of friends.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to receive your response. We are always keen to take on our visitors comments and are fixing the one stiff door this week - we think that there may have been some shingle stopping it from closing easily! The furnishings are almost all John Lewis and all the bedding is 100% cotton.. The only thing I would take issue with - and we always listen and try to be fair - is the studio - out guests normally love this and our current guests think it is far larger than they expected. Out of season it is my wife's favourite place to chill out after a swim. The bathroom in the studio is advertised as a wet room and does not have a window. We will look at placing a hand rail against the 3 steps and disguising it with a planter and plants on the outsdie .Thank you for being such good guests and I reiterate we value your opinion. Allen Williams
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar/village shop/restaurant in village
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
La Faute sur Mer
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
St Denis du Payré
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
La Faute sur Mer
Car: necessary

La Marette is situated within a bird sanctuary and nature reserve close to many kilometers of beautiful sandy beaches such as at La Tranche sur Mer and Les Conches (good for surfing and body boarding). We are just 45 minutes from Les Sables de D'Olonne the start of the Vendee Globe yacht race and also historic port of La Rochelle.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-Denis-du-Payré, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
30 Mar 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
2 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End Season
3 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
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 £250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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