Gite 1, Dolphin Gites, Vendee
About the home
Parasol Pine (gite 1), at Dolphin Gites, is the perfect setting and location for a wonderful family holiday. Located near the coast, with great local beaches and excellent facilities on-site, you can relax beside the pool or spend the day at the beach. Our six self-catering holiday gites (cottages), are situated in 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens, with a private heated pool, only 5 mins' drive from fabulous beaches.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Brétignolles sur mer, 5km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
The accommodation is comfortable with a lounge/kitchen area with satellite UK TV, separate bathroom and two good sized bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds, satellite TV, and sofa). The kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster etc. There is a patio with garden furniture and barbecue, direct access to the children's play area and heated swimming-pool and private parking near the gite.
Further details outdoors:
The environment is safe and child friendly, with enclosed gardens, fenced heated swimming pool, sheltered table tennis, children's play area, spacious grounds with football area. The local baker visits every morning with fresh baguettes and croissants in time for breakfast. There is private parking.
"The perfect package in the Vendee. An idyllic hideaway. We wish we had discovered it ten years ago! Thank you Howard and Cathy for being great hosts." (M. family, from Cardiff).
"Gite and area surpassed expectations. Pool and garden lovely. Social aspect of getting to know you and other guests helped overall enjoyment. Thank you for a smashing week and hope to see you again" (W. family, from North Wales)
"We have had a great holiday at Dolphin Gites. The accommodation and location were perfect for us!" (W. family, from Kent).
Reservations are from Saturday to Saturday. The owners live on-site, speak English and french and are happy to give you help and advice, if needed. The swimming-pool is heated with a heat pump and its temperature varies from 26 to 30 degrees. Guests are invited to an informal welcome drinks evening in the garden once a week.
Smoking only allowed outside accommodation.
A 25% deposit is required to make a reservation. Balance due 6 weeks prior to start of holiday.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Vendee region
Dolphin Gîtes is situated in the attractive coastal village of La Chaize Giraud, in the North of Vendée between Les Sables d'Olonne and St Gilles-Croix de Vie. The village is 5 km from the seaside town of Brétignolles sur mer, 10 minutes from the fishing port of St Gilles (to the North) and 20 minutes from the resort of Les Sables d'Olonne (to the South).
It is often said that Vendée offers the best climate in easy travelling distance from the UK! It has an average of 240 days sunshine/ year, plenty of opportunity to appreciate the fabulous beaches the region has to offer.
The La Chaize-Giraud area
The Vendee has many great opportunities for cycling, swimming, fishing, sailing, sunbathing, surfing and walking.
The Normandelière at Brétignolles sur-mer is a great beach with a créperie in the dunes. There is also a sea lake nearby which is ideal for young children. Other great beaches include the Grande Plage at St Gilles, and the famous bow shaped beach at Les Sables d'Olonne. There are miles of new cycle paths along the coast and through the countryside. If you like rambling, you will enjoy the scenic lake Jaunay.
The Puy du Fou Park is one of the most famous attractions the Vendée has to offer and is only a 70 minute drive from Dolphin Gites.
How to get there
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Fly or drive? The choice is yours. You can fly into Nantes and hire a car, or you can drive from the UK crossing the Channel by ferry or tunnel. We are located about 3 hours' drive from the Channel port of St Malo, and about half a day's drive from the other main ports of Cherbourg, Caen and Le Havre.
There are daily flights to and from Nantes airport from the UK, USA and Ireland. You can fly into Nantes, hire a car at the airport for the duration of your stay at Dophin Gites. We are about 1 hour's drive from Nantes airport.
If you are flying from the UK, look at Flybe or from Ireland, Ryanair for cheap flights. The earlier you book your flight, the cheaper the flight.
Activities near La Chaize-Giraud
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
12 Nov 2012
We have stayed at Dolphin Gites for 2 years now & have booked for next year too. Believe me, we are not the types to keep going back to the same place, but the welcome is so warm & there is so much... more
11 Nov 2012
We have stayed in this property several times and have always had a wonderful holiday. The gite is simple and unpretentious but very comfortable and well equipped with good sized bedrooms. The... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Mid season||4 May 13||18 May 13||£ 280||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||18 May 13||6 Jul 13||£ 370||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||6 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 485||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 280||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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