La Maison Bleue – Home 11961 Gite
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
La Maison Bleue – Home 11961
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- 7 nights min stay
Gite / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- 2 Cots available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (heated)
- Private garden
- Swing set
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £100.00
- Yes, smoking allowed
- Cancellation policy
Smoking is not allowed inside the gite.
About the owner
- Calendar updated::
- 24 Jan 2018
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French
This Gite has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 May 2006. Located in Vendee, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 3.5. The average weekly rate is £675.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Jan 2018.
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– based on 7 reviews
- Very Good
Took an age to find because no direction were offered even following request. TV stopped working on day 2 of 14 - no attempt to replace. shared pool was taken over by teenage son & friends to our inconvenience on3 of 14 days. Tatty presentation overall. & refund refused after we had meticulously cleaned regularly throughout our stay given that we knew we were a big group.
Owner's reply: This is a false and unfair review that is damaging to our business and goes against any comments your party made whilst holidaying here in La Maison Bleue. I can only apologies if you didn't receive the directions that I attach to all guest emails, I do not remember any mention on your arrival that you struggled to find us and did not receive the directions. As well as directions we also give out our telephone number in the case of getting lost. If there is anything more I can do than this please do let me know. The TV was a temporary TV as our new TV had to go back to be repaired. Myself and my son came to see you and try to fix the problem, I offered you another TV which you declined saying "it wasn't a problem, we don't need to watch TV we can play games" We clearly advertise 'shared pool'. As we are out at work the pool is used by guests more than ourselves. To say the pool was taken over by teenage son is an amplified comment. Very occasionally our Son does use the pool with friends but it is usual for him to only go down when guests are out. I do remember him using the pool with friends whilst we were all down there but definitely for no more than ONE hour! To spend a day down there or even a whole afternoon is unheard of! .If I remember rightly they were playing volley ball and you were laughing, hey, you are on holiday why not join in? We do our utmost best in making sure our guests are comfortable and having a well-deserved holiday, this is why we offered you an extra room and bathroom to your large party for 100.00 € for the two weeks, you were absolutely delighted with this offer as it was a big help in making your stay more comfortable. We also helped you with phone calls when your car broke down, as a thank you; you very kindly gave us a bottle of wine at the end of your holiday. As for 'tatty presentation’ I do remember one of your members saying" this is the best gite I have stayed in in France" and in our guest book another member of your party has written 'Lovely place to stay for my first visit to the Vendee' I can only think the reasoning behind this review is that I had to charge you for cleaning. It clearly states in the gite to leave the gite clean and tidy and that there would be a charge if it is not. Unfortunately the gite wasn't left clean which meant I had to ask for extra help so as I could have the gite ready for our next guests arrival. I did send you an apology to have to do this and did not charge you the full 60 € It is very sad that you felt you had to discredit us in this way when you clearly had an enjoyable and comfortable holiday. I do hope this review without its constructive criticism is not in any way defamatory to our small business.
“Great gite, beautiful location”
La Maison Bleue is a great holiday gite with character, low doorways (mind your head!) Two bedrooms are large but one bedroom has a beam you need to limbo under. Brilliant for small children but tricky if over six feet. The owners are really nice and helpful and let us use their WIFI. The pool area is lovely and while shared it would have been nice to have one day of sole access in the week. The rustic picnic area is right at the end of the garden with a great view, BBQ and near to the pool. There is no TV, just a DVD with TV to view, lots of bench seating but only one soft chair.There is a great dining table but no sign of the "Table tennis" mentioned on the web site. The area is like Devon with sunshine!
“A place in the middle of nowhere”
If you want a rural location then this is for you. We are used to all the mod cons but this gite has none of them, it is back to basics but is clean. You will need to take absoultely everything with you ie. washing up liquid, toilet roll, hand soap, kitchen roll etc. There is a good corner shop and we stopped at a supermarket on the way back one night. Its about 1/2 hours on country roads to civilisation - we would have preferred to be nearer to eateries and shops. By the end of the week we had got used to our surroundings and the gite owners are a lovely English couple but with not alot of knowledge of the area ie. no suggestions of where we could go or things to do. We can look back and laugh.
Owner's reply: La Maison Bleue is in the village of La Caillere and is walking distance to the Restaurant, bar/tabac, petrol, pharmacie, grocery store(Spar), butcher and baker. La caillere is 15 minutes from the nearest town of Chantonnay, there you will find 2 large supermarkets, restaurants, bars and shops. La Maison bleue is provided with a toilet roll, dishwasher tablets, cleaning products, linen and towels. It is also fitted with mod cons, such as dishwasher, microwave, cooker, fridge, toaster, kettle, washing machine, stereo with ipod dock and tv/dvd player, we do not have English TV. There are games and a large selection of books. My Family have lived here 9 years and we are all very happy to give our knowlegde of what to see and do, we also provide a basket of information from the tourist board. Our guests holiday is very important therefore we leave them in the peace and tranquility the surrounding area offers but are here for any questions they may have. Quotes from our guest book: 'Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful holiday home, There has been so much to do and not enough time to do it in.' 'What a lovely house, thank you so much.' 'Great pool, great gite, great everything.' 'Lovely cottage, comfortable and decorated in a tasteful manner.' ' The house is everything the internet site promised it would be-someone has great taste.' ' A lovely place to come to stay for peace, quiet and rural beauty, the pool is fab.' ' Fabulous holiday in a wonderful location. The use of the pool was what made our holiday complete.' 'had a fab week wish it was longer, best pool we have been to! Gite very homely and we felt at home.' 'We loved your gite from the first moment we saw it! Enjoyed the pool so much that we only went to the coast one afternoon. Lovely area.' 'A lovely gite in a beautiful setting. La Rochelle, la Tranche and Les Sables all a good day out. 'Lovely gite, fantastic pool, great hosts. Puy du Fou was a splendid day out.' ' Maybe next year we can stay for longer.'
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