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La Maison Bleue – Home 11961 Gite

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Gite / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

La Maison Bleue is gated with ample parking. The tranquil garden has a private bbq area with a large rustic table and views over the countryside, the garden incorporates an area for boule and a children's play area.
A private gateway leads to the heated pool.
The 10 x 5 m heated pool is shared with the owners; it has roman steps into the shallow end for easy access .There is a large deck with sun loungers, a covered seating area and again the wonderful countryside views. The pool is fully secured to the latest French standards.
Outside of the pool are many shaded fruit trees to sit under with a book or just pick the seasonal fruit.
The gite is decorated in a calming shabby chic style with exposed beams and stonework. The sociable kitchen/diner hosts a large dining table that seats up to 8 people.
The warm and comfortable lounge has English TV, DVD player, music system with I pod dock and a selection of books.

The owner has a nail business, why not treat yourself

La Maison Bleue is gated with ample parking. The tranquil garden has a private bbq area with a large rustic table and views over the countryside, the garden incorporates an area for boule and a children's play area.
A private gateway leads to the heated pool.
The 10 x 5 m heated pool is shared with the owners; it has roman steps into the shallow end for easy access .There is a large deck with sun loungers, a covered seating area and again the wonderful countryside views. The pool is fully secured to the latest French standards.
Outside of the pool are many shaded fruit trees to sit under with a book or just pick the seasonal fruit.
The gite is decorated in a calming shabby chic style with exposed beams and stonework. The sociable kitchen/diner hosts a large dining table that seats up to 8 people.
The warm and comfortable lounge has English TV, DVD player, music system with I pod dock and a selection of books.

The owner has a nail business, why not treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure or nail art, either in the gite or whilst relaxing by the pool.

Further details

The heated swimming pool is shared with owners and is open at any time.

The pool is ideal for young children as there are wide shallow steps into it (good for little one's to play and splash in). The shallow end is 1 meter with a gradual slope to the deep end of 1.85 metre.

Location description from owner

The Pays de la Loire region

La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire

La Maison Bleue is situated on the edge of La Caillere village within walking distance of the village centre with all amenities. General store, bar/tabac,petrol, restaurant ,boulangerie, poissonnerie, bank and pharmacie. Next to the local football ground children can play at the skate park and tennis court.
There are many local walks around La caillere and St Hilaire de bois. forests and lakes are nearby for swimming, walking, hiking,horseriding,cycling,fishing and canoeing.
You can visit pottery, art galleries and museums.
There are wonderful Restaurants nearby,or sample english fish'n'chips on a friday evening at a local french bar.
The nearest town with supermarkets is Chantonnay,a 10 minute drive.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Tracy C
Response rate:
50%
Calendar updated::
03 Oct 2016
Years listed:
10
Based in:
France
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 £550.

The Owner has a response rate of 50% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Oct 2016.

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“disappointed”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2013

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.

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”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2012

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”

Reviewed 25 May 2011

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.

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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