Beach Location-offer 24th Aug
Villa | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
OFFER 6TH JULY / 13TH JULY/ 24TH AUGUST 1 WEEK FOR BUNGALOW /. OFFER 3RD - 10TH AUGUST FOR HOUSE .
The property is in an excellent location on the beautiful island of Ile De Re close to La Rochelle. There is a beach and promenade across the road. This is where the islands kite surfing centre is located.
The house is in the centre of Rivedoux village across the road from the market which has fresh produce daily, shops, arguable the island's best boulangerie *(freds very famous) , beach and restaurants. A short stroll to beach (across the road) and all amenties on doorstep.
You have a private terrace and shared access of the outdoor pool and garden.
You can rent the main house for 6 or the bungalows for 4 they can be rented individually or together.
We have availibility for July and August in both the main house and bungalows
we would consider an exchange not UK or Ireland preferable Italy/USA .
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rivedoux plage 50 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 8 km, Nearest railway: La Rochelle 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This house and bungalow have been tatefully furnished and decorated and have a sea view , excellent location with pool .centre of village with a carrefour express close by.
Inside the house you have 3 bedrooms 2 double beds and bunk beds there is also a sofa bed
The bungalow have 2 twins or a double with a sofa bed also .
Each property has a private terrace and a communal garden ,
the pool is shared with 3 properties.
|Further details outdoors|
Private terrace, shared pool and garden. There is a BBQ for evening meals. There is an outdoor table and chairs seating 4 people including sun loungers looking onto the pool or garden.
Boats and bikes availible to rent close by for a resonable charge.If you enjoy saling or windsurfing or kayaking head to beach to rent a boat.
For cycling which is highly recommended there are a number of cycle hire shops in village and many cycle lanes to explore village to village.
Please note sea view is from the main house only not from the bunglaows.
We are French and English speakers and are at hand to help you and can point you in the right direction for hiring bikes, recommending restaurants, suggesting beaches and any other local information that you might need during your stay.
When the owners are not on the island there is a management company appointed to deal with any problems. They are also English and French speaking. The management will prepare and clean the house leaving it ready for your arrival.There is an additional charge for end of stay clean and beldinen. They will be there to greet you with keys and provide information and assistance where required ie babysitters, house cleaning.
Towels and bed linen are supplied at an extra charge.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The department of Charente Maritime is situated on the west coast of France bordered with beautiful sandy beaches to harbours, salt marshes to coastal defences, oyster beds to vineyards.
The organisation of events such as Sites en Scène, Fort Boyard, La Rochelle's Fancofolies, the Festival du Cinéma, the Grand Pavois, the Whitbread Trophy and major international sailing events, the Saintes Académies Musicales and the Montguyon Music Festival all contribute daily to the heritage and vitality of Charente Maritime.
The pretty village of La Flotte 3 km away. A very enjoyable cylce .La Flotte is a very trendy fashionable fishing port which is now home to yachts rather than fishing boats.There are a large selection of gourmet French restaurants and seaside cafes to enjoy a meal, icecream , of cup cup of coffee while taking in the ambience of of the holiday village.
St Martin is also close by this is a larger town also very historic with plenty of evening entertainment and street fun . There is again a beautiful port with many restaurants , shops and a lively market.
Ile de Re
One of the most beautiful parts of France, Ile de Re is the ideal place for a family holiday if you like to be active and enjoy cycling, watersports, beach holidays and true French culture. The village of Rivedoux has everything close at hand from beaches and shops to restaurants all within easy walking distance. There is a lovely promenade in Rivedoux to enjoy an evening stroll.
Ile de Ré, off La Rochelle is linked to the mainland by a bridge. It offers an idealized version of French life. Cars are in the minority; most people use the cycle paths that criss-cross the island’s vineyards, pine forests and salt flats. Ile de Ré salt is now predictably fashionable in gastro circles. The ice cream is hand made and the glorious sandy beaches - all open to the public - are well suited to shrimping and picnics.
Just 15km long and a mere 100 metres at its narrowest point, the island of Ré is home to 16 000 people. The residents congregate around ten main large villages, including St Marie de Ré on the island's southern most tip.
On Ré's southern side you will find many expansive beaches and on its northern side many yachting harbours. Though most visitors arrive in the summer, Ré has much to offer throughout the year - the temperatures may drop after September, but the sun is ever present all year round. Ré's close proximity to mainland cities make it an ideal place as a base camp to explore other cities (Bordeaux and Nantes are just two hours away; La Rochelle a mere 30 minutes). The construction of a bridge in 1988 puts everything within close proximity.
The house is in the centre of Rivedoux village. It is a quaint fishing village with plenty of restaurants and shops... The village has its own produce market, offering high quality fresh fish and locally farmed oysters, cheese and patisserie. Everything is within walking distance including restaurants, hotels, newsagents and a selection of other shops.
There is plenty to do for all the family to include a children's club on the Rivedoux beach during summer holidays. There is also a pony club for kids, a tennis club, and a watersport centre on Rivedoux beach providing jet skiing, wind surfing, etc. The excellent sailing school there provides 1 week courses for both adults and kids. A children's park is also closeby. Rivedoux is also home of the kitesurfing on the island , the best beach on the island is about 200 metres from the house. Opposite the house there is a promenade for walks on the balmy summer evenings. Along the promenade you can stop for a glass of wine or a meal at one of the restaurants.
Cycling is the most popular mode of transport. Although a car is not essential it would allow the exploring of surrounding areas. Renting bicycles for all the family is highly recommended. There are 60 miles of cycle lanes on the island of Ile de Re. It is easy to hire bikes for all ages including babies carriers.
The sea and beach is only steps away from the front gate!
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11 Aug 2013
"Just what we needed"
This property is lovely, not luxury but everything we needed. The pool is great and the garden meant we could let the kids roam about a bit and eat outside. Everything is on your doorstep and the eas… More
29 Jan 2012
"Beautiful island, really relaxing family holiday"
We stayed in the main house with our children aged 7 and 8. Ile de re is just the most beautiful island, Very flat so it is perfect for cycling, we hired bikes locally and spent many days cycling alon… More
4 Oct 2011
"Absolutely loved this place...everthing about it."
I stayed here with my husband and young child. We arrived in La Rochelle and the airport was a breeze to go through, no hassle! The accommodation was about a 10 minute car ride. The main house where we stayed was beautiful. Now I am fussy when it comes to cleanliness and the maintenance of a house. Everything was perfect. It was spotless. It had everything we needed, from dish washer to tumble dryer. Everything worked. The house was clean safe and comfortable. The pool and grounds were spotless. My brother and his three children stayed in the apartment. They were more than pleased with their accomodation. The housekeeper met us on arrival and went through everything with us. Throughout our stay the pool maintainer came at least three different days. The pool was cleaned everyday by Eric! The island itself is to die for. It is beautiful. If you like tacky then don't go there!! It is quintessentially French and the style, food and weather were superb. I had contacted the owners prior to going and they were more than helpful and seemed to be very nice people. Would definitely return.
12 Sep 2011
"Needed cleaning by us on arrival and quite shabby - bit of a let down"
I was not going to write a review after my stay here at the beginning of August 2011 but having seen 2 glowing reports for later that month I feel I must summarise our stay.My family, including our 2 … More
11 Aug 2011
"This was the best holiday either of us, separately or together, have ever had."
We wanted a holiday with (softie!) cycling, a pool, comfortable accomodation,a warm climate, coffee and croissants. We certainly got what we were after... and much, much more besides!
The accomodation at Rivedoux Plage was outstanding. Our bungalow, with mezzanine bedroom (we sometimes slept downstairs on the top quality double sofa bed ) was deceptively spacious and comprehensively well furnished and equipped.
The patio with outdoor barbecue and spacious garden was icing on this dellghtful cake. 'Eric' (our name for the automatic electronic pool cleaner who scoured the pool of his own accord each morning!) ensured that the water was crystal clear at all times.
The location was ideal. Ten minutes from La Rochelle Airport, at the gateway of the beautiful island that is Ile de Re, our accomodation was perfectly placed, 500 metres from the shore with its fishing boats and oyster beds, 50 metres (across the market square-on whch fresh produce was on sale most days) is Fred's Boulangerie withmore varieties of baguette than we had ever seen in one place. Two kilometres to the rear of the property is the Atlantic ocean, and miles and miles of clean and deserted beaches.
We drank coffee at Fred's and in many other places, hired high quality bikes, cycled, swam, ate and drank the fabulous local wine as the sun went down every evening for 10 days.
The accomodation was the foundation of our excellent holiday. We are going with our best friends next year. Whether you go as a couple,as a family or as a group 'Number 88'
is the perfect base. Stylish, clean and comfortable I hesitate to recommend it too highly in case it becomes too popular and there will be no room for us in future years!!
9 Aug 2011
"Super location - next to beach, market, harbour - with pool outside the door"
Our family of 4 just had a super holiday in Rivedoux plage - we loved everything. Il De Re is a wonderful island - villages with amazing character, wonderful variety of different beaches and really accessible. We relied on bikes as our mode of transport for the week which added to the relaxation and switchoff. Rivedoux plage is just 15 minutes taxi journey from airport. There are a choice of 2 lovely beaches - one with lots of watersports to choose from. Super daily market in square beside house and evening concerts / festivals on a number of evenings. A short 5 km cycle brings you to one of the most beautiful, bustling french port side villages.
The property was very comfortable. Small inside for 4 people but perfect if you use of lovely pool and location close to everything is of importance to your family.
Our only problem was the length of our stay - only had a week would have loved 3.
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