|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
In the heart of the village of Colleville Sur Mer, 800 meters from the beautiful beach of Omaha Beach, in the historic landing sites, this old farm seventeenth century, became our family house, welcomes you in a warm and comfortable where you feel you 'at home'.
In a living area of 180m2, you will have a large 35m2 living room with fireplace, a large dining room with integrated kitchen, very friendly of 35m2, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets. Of course, the house has WI FI broadband,
The garden, facing south (1800m2) with trees, flowers and fenced (safety for children), you can enjoy the garden furniture and barbecue, in peace in a green environment. You can park up to 3 cars inside the property.
The location of the house allows you to enjoy sports and to discover local gastromomie within 5kms.
Golf, tennis, boating, swimming, char has sailing, horse riding for sport and for the table, restaurants, shops. and Port en Bessin auction
The house is at the center of a tourist area full of history: Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, but also
Pointe du Hoc, Sainte Mere Eglise, Arromanches, Utah Beach,
Bayeux, etc ...
Our family of 6 adults and 2 infants really enjoyed our recent stay in Omaha Cottage. The property is lovely and spacious and the extensive garden perfect for children to play safely. It is an ideal location for the nearby beaches and has many other places of interest nearby.
We spent 12 days at the Omaha Cottage and out of a month in different parts of England and France, this was our favorite place by far. Colleville Sur Mer the town feels like a picture straight out of a WWII era book and is a slow paced and quiet. From the house to Omaha Beach it's actually 1 mile (I went running with a gps watch), but it's a beautiful 1 mile. It's also close to the Normandy US War memorial cemetery. The home itself is beautiful, definitely not in a neo-contemporary style, but if you're looking for a home that will transport you back in time and give you a feel for what it must have been like to live in a pre-1950's era, this home wonderfully transports you back in time. It has a washing machine, but not a dryer, a small television, a dishwasher and a fridge. Otherwise, everything else feels historic. My wife and I have five children and the yard was perfect. It's all private- both front and back and is large and beautiful, making for fun times playing capture the flag and other games with the kids. It is my pleasure to give the Omaha Cottage a 5 star review and if I ever get the chance to return to Normandy, I would definitely heavily consider staying here again. Also, Christelle the lady that is the property manager was wonderful. She is very kind. Note that she doesn't speak any English, but her son Simon usually accompanies and speaks English quite well. Thanks to the Bonnets (the owners) for renting their home to us, it along with the area truly has created memories we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
A couple of notes-
1. We are from the U.S., when the owner didn't accept payment through VRBO/Homeaway and wanted us to do an international wire for the deposit, I was nervous about this. However, did it anyway, hoping for the best. It worked out great and Claude the owner was great to work with. We paid the rest in Cash when we arrived and everything worked out swell.
2. Google maps does not know about Rue de Anquetil (the street this home is on) in Colleville Sur Mer, so it automatically re-routes you to another Rue De Anquetil in a town about 10 miles away. If you're using GPS, then go to Colleville Sur Mer and when heading east, look for the church (every town has one with a bell tower) and then about 400 meters past that, there is a small street sign for "Rue de Anquetil". The home is then immediately on the left and says "Omaha Cottage" in lettering on the entrance gate to the property.
We spent 7 days at the Omaha Cottage and fell in love with it and the location. We were able to walk to Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery from the cottage. We visited Utah Beach and the museum. Excellent! Arromanches and the 360 Cinema were just a few kilometers away and were well worth the visit. We also visited Bayeux and its beautiful cathedral, the incredible Mont-Saint-Michel and took the train to Paris for a day! And most important, we traced our father's journey from Utah Beach to Aachen, Germany where he was captured in World War II. An incredible week and a wonderful place to call home while we were there. Thanks!!!!
A great location for visiting the Normandy D Day sites as well as other towns, including Bayeux, Honfleur, Caen, Mt. Ste. Michel. Well equipped kitchen and a lovely garden. Can easily accommodate 8 with plenty of large rooms and space. In an area with a number of interesting castles and chateaus, cider farms and calvados distilleries. Highly recommend for those wanting a relaxed, quiet vacation but with plenty of variety in things to do.
Charming, spacious Norman home on about 2 acres of well-kept land. Well-appointed furnishings throughout, large bedrooms, clean bathrooms, large and well-equipped country kitchen, and a lovely garden in which to relax. Located in a hamlet about a 1/2 mile walk from Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. 15 minute drive to Bayeux (celebrated tapestry), 20-30 minute drive to other D-Day sites (Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches) and a day trip to and from Mont St.-Michel. A perfect location to relax and from which to visit all of lower Normandy. Owner is helpful and responsive. We were a family of six adults, had plenty of privacy and space, and would not hesitate to stay at the property again.
Nous avons passé une semaine très agréable au début de l'été 2015 avec 4 adultes et 2 petits enfants. Nous avons été conquis par son charme, ses vieilles pierres, son confort (literie ferme mais pas trop!) et son jardin, qui allie le côté pratique (il est entouré de murs de sorte que les enfants peuvent gambader en toute liberté et sans crainte) et esthétique (roses magnifiques, herbes aromatiques abondantes). Nous avons été acceuillis de manière très gentille et professionnelle par Mme Blaie, qui nous a donnés de bons conseils (notamment d'aller acheter le poisson en direct des pêcheurs au marché couvert de Port-en-Bessin/Huppain ouverts tous les matins). La maison est située à +/- 1 km de Omaha Beach, un plage large, dégagée et très belle. Nos enfants ont adoré y aller. Il y a bien sûr plein de choses à voir dans les environs en rapport avec le Débarquement mais sinon Bayeux, Port-en Bessin et la campagne environnante en valent déjà bien la peine tant pour les fanas de culture que pour pour les gastronomes.
Near Port en Bessin (5 kms) and Bayeux (15kms), the house is located in a highly tourist area. In addition to the American cemetery at Colleville / sea and the landing beaches (Omaha Beach, Utah Beach and Arromanches) you can visit Bayeux, its magnificent Cathedral and its famous tapestry. A little further, you will discover Caen with William the Conqueror's castle, the abbeys to Men and Women, or in the countryside, many castles and manors (Priory Saint Gabriel, castle Fontaine Henry, Vaumicel the manor, etc ...)
If you like the exceptional gardens, do not miss this Vauville in the Cotentin.
Finally, a little further and accessible by highway, the extraordinary site of Mont St Michel (120kms).
It is also a fishing area and you can feast on fresh fish of the night in the hall of Port en Bessin.
You will be able to visit the auction (on reservation) and maritime semaphore.
In sports, you can enjoy the magnificent Omaha Beach for swimming, sand yachting, kite-surf on and parasailing. In the campaign, you can try horseback riding.
If you are a golfer (or if you want to become one) do not miss the exceptional course of Omaha Beach Golf Club,
with 2 times 18 holes, a course with several holes overlooking the sea.
Finally, for tennis enthusiasts, two courses are within 50 meters behind the house and can be rented by the hour.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£520|
|Stay tax||€0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.|
Forfait ménage : 60 euros (optionnel)
Acompte : 30% du montant de la location, à la réservation
Caution : 600 euros
Moyens de paiement : chèques, virements bancaires, ch