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Traditional Arcachon Villa 5 minutes from the beach



Updated: 13-Jul-2015
large covered terrace, 3 bedrooms, 1 new bathroom and kitchen, closed garden

Residential part of Andernos les Bains, be woken up by singing birds in a secure neighbourhood. Recently refurbished property with new, fully equipped bathroom and kitchen. Additional outside shower. 800 m squared of private garden surrounded by a 3m hedge. Covered terrace surrounds 2 sides of the villa. BBQ, garden furniture, bikes, boat port, shutters keeping you cool in summer. Ideal for combining coastal activities with the delights of the regions culinary and wine specialities. 5 minutes drive from town centre that is famous for the activities around the jetty.

Bordeaux and other things to do: Bordeaux, the vineyards and other things to do Bordeaux (35 minutes drive) is a beautiful and historic city with much heritage and with all the facilities and amenities of a thriving lively major city. There is something for everyone from shops and port to theatre and magnificent gothic cathedral with beautiful architecture. The old quarter featuring narrow streets and medieval gateways houses the local artisans' shops. There is also much to explore in the beautiful areas surrounding Bordeaux including the very pretty hilltop village of St Emillion. The world famous vineyards and chateaux of Bordeaux are in abundance and many offer tasting and tours and welcome you to stop and buy direct. A visit across the border to Spain is 90 minutes drive by car and makes a popular day trip.

Sea and beaches: The Sea & Beaches Andernos les bains beaches are ideal for children, wading out 25 metres and you are still knee deep. The Lac de maubuisson, a natural water lake, also is very child friendly with wind surfing boat and rental available. For the more adveturous the atlantic coast is a 10 to 15 minute drive. Try out the waves at the Grand cruhot or the Truc vert. Miles of white sandy beaches. Arcachon is the oldest resort on the Côte d'Argent. Boat trips on the bassin are easily available with trips to Archachon, Île aux Oiseaux and the Dune de Pyla, the highest sand dune in Europe.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We thought Andernos les bains and the region were superb, it is somewhere we will definitely visit again, we couldn't fault it for a family holiday. The house was just what we needed, I can't think of anything that I thought it needed or lacked. I will pass on your details to anyone we know who is interested in taking a holiday in the area.

Thank you for the bottle of wine on arrival and also for all the information you sent to us. We may well be contacting you again ourselves sometime in the future. Thanks for everything Anne, Sean, Roisin and Niamh
Nov 2007
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Chester, UK

Recommended Accomodation-Arcachon Coast & Bordeaux

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this ideally situated Villa for main summer holiday. It was less than 30 minutes from the airport and missed all of the Bordeaux traffic. The facilities were clean and well maintained and the owners guide gave a good indication of the hidden gems as well as the more obvious areas to visit. The property was spacious with plenty of garden area for the kids to play in as well as the wooded area directly opposite to collect pine cones and play in the shade. It is a fabulous base for exploring with safe, sandy beaches close by as well as the Pila sand dunes (biggest in Europe) and the charming town of Arcachon. Seafood lovers will gorge on the oysters and the Bordeaux vineyards are well within reach. Andernos itself is just a good size to explore on foot or using the many excellent bikepaths. The people were friendly and very good with children. Even a little French attempted goes a long way with the locals and with the expected variety of fine food and wine we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the specialist clothes shops and spent a little too much time at the home made ice cream vendor (you can always walk it off later).

I have recommended this accomodation to friends and one couple have also used it and were similarly delighted. It seems to blend the ability to live like a local without the tourist trap issues of being so close to the beach, forests and lakes.

The owners were quick to reply to any concerns ahead of the trip and took the time to make sure that we had everything that we needed (such as emergency translation). The bathroom facilities were all new and showers were hot and powerful which had been a concern ahead of the holiday. Nothing was too much trouble and I would definitely use it again even as a base to work out of Bordeaux, so handy is the transfer time for the benefit of being in Andernos, would also consider it for a short break as the weather is so fantastic.

Overall the villa represented excellent value for money and I would urge a little bit of preparation to understand how to get the best from the area and your trip as it depends on your preferences and can be catered for within the stay. Definitely going back as this area has a little bit of something for everyone. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We like to ensure that people get the full benefit of the all attractions in the area that we have enjoyed over the past 15 + years. The villa is located in an area that is suitable for all year round long week ends and family breaks.
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Superb location for Arcachon Coast

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well maintained, this property has a peaceful location within several minutes of Andernos by bike and is a superb destination for an authentic French holiday. All questions were taken care of ahead of time and the facilities allowed a pleasant stay in an area we intend to return to again soon. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Online this property seemed perfect for my family but the reality was completely different. The house was is a state of disrepair and was extremely dirty. The smell of damp was overwhelming. The kitchen, toilet and bathrooms were unbelievable and we had to spend the first evening and day of our holiday trying to make it clean enough for using. We were unable to use the utensils, crockery and cutlery in the kitchen and had to purchase these items locally as well as throws for the sofa and chair as these looked as if a tramp had been on them. Andernos les Bain is a lovely place with lots of things for family to do. I would return to the area but certainly not to this property. It needs to be ungraded. I think what really sticks with me is that we were charged twice for cleaning and had to ask twice and wait three weeks for our deposit cheque

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We agree Andernos Les Bains is a great place to holiday for young and old. The house is looked after by a local hotel who clean the house before and after every rental and treat the house as they do the hotel. The kitchen and bathroom were redone only a few years ago and are immaculate and well equipped with what most people would have in their main house. Dish washer, Washing machine, Induction plates, Oven microwave etc etc. The sofa has a throw on it. The full deposit was correctly returned after the rental during the busy Summer holiday period. The weather was not the best during this rental.
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Whitstable, Kent, UK

The perfect Bordeaux/beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

For a family with young children the beach town of Andernos could not be a more perfect setting! For sun-lovers the beaches in this part of the world are beautiful, safe and clean - as the other reviewers for this property have all commented! And when you need to seek out the shade the amazing pine forests which surround you are just blissful! The proximity of the city of Bordeaux gives any adults in your party that perfect cultural fix - it really is one of the world's great cities! We're all keen cyclists in our family and so the real joy of this holiday was the ability to park up the car and go everywhere by bike - made easy by the many wonderful cycle paths. Andernos is bubbly and lively in the summer, but small enough for all the kids to feel at home there straightaway. There are some fabulous eateries too - although we also really enjoyed the pleasure of buying fabulous food locally, preparing it at the holiday house and relaxing over a long meal on the terrace (washed down with local wine) while the kids scampered round the safe and secluded garden. The house was perfect for us: impeccably clean, bright and airy - and SO close to the beaches and town, while also feeling quiet and secluded. The owner was able to provide a wealth of useful information which helped us get the most out of our trip and to discover the most beautiful spots in the local area. Would highly recommend! Martin family, Kent, UK.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brighton, UK

Great location for exploring the area

  • 3 of 5

The villa is situated in a very quiet and safe residential area of Andernos - which itself is a lovely seaside town - but also provided a great base for exploring the area. Day trips to Bordeaux, St Emilion, Medoc, Arcachon, Lacanau, Cap Feret and Dune du Pilat were all within an easy drive from the house. The fully equipped kitchen allowed us to cook on some days and the local seaside restaurants provided us with some delicious meals on others. Bed linen, towels, kitchen and bathroom were all clean and of a good standard. We had a great week and would definitely recommend the area!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We went to Arcachon Villa two years ago now & our children are still talking about it & asking when we can return. It was located perfectly for the beautiful safe bay/harbours. The beaches were fabulous & so safe for the children. The town had great eating places & lovely atmosphere, not full of holiday makers, so you felt you were really away! Easy distance to Dune du Pyla, Stunning Cap Ferret, Water Park, etc. Great facilities in town, including great market, but also hyper markets nearby. Will be returning next summer. House perfect for our needs (children wished the pool was full though?!)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andernos is great for young children due to the shallow beach on the bassin at Andernos and for older folks on the atlantic side or on the inland water ways. In some years in summer there are water restrictions for the childrens knee high pool but the beach is only 5 minutes away. Andernos boasts some 30 + restaurants ranging from typical south west cooking to Italian, French and German. The wine region is on your doorstep.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux (Merignac) BOD at 28 Miles Nearest Barpub : town centre bars at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Bordeaux at 39 Miles Nearest Golf : Andernos les bains at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Bordeaux St Jean at 39 Miles Nearest Motorway : Bordeaux ring road exit 9 at 31 Miles Nearest Restaurant : town centre restaurants at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : andorra at 200 Miles Nearest Beach : Betey Beach, Andernos les Bains at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Andernos les Bains (33510) is found on the Bay of Arcahon, in the South West of France, some 28 miles west of Bordeaux, a perfect location combining the fun of coastal activities and the delights of the culinary and wine tasting experience of the region. 15 minutes from the Atlantic coast (Cap ferret, Grand Crohot, Truc Vert), Lacanau (surfing), Maubuisson Lake and 5 minutes from the Archachon basin. Pyla sand dune the largest in Europe is 30 minutes drive. Many activities including sailing, cycling (one of the best areas in France for cycle paths), wine tasting (Pauillac, Margaux, St Emillion), walking, links golf (Cap ferret, Gujan Maetras), horse riding, swimming, surfing, tennis, water skiing and wind surfing. Andernos Les bains is renowned for its diverse summer activities for young and old alike including jazz festivals, Oyster and sardines carnivals, lively municipal market, firework displays, Spanish evenings and shopping. The city of Bordeaux is ideal for city shopping too.

Other Activities: Oyster port, music festival during summer

Golf: Golf course in Andernos as well as Cap ferret ,Lacanau and Gujan Maetras.

Ski: Ski ing is found in Andorre and Pyrenese alps - 2 hours drive


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £445
Tax Rate 1.0%

On agreeing a booking we will ask you to complete a booking form and to send us 30% of the booking's value in order to secure the booking. We ask you to pay the balance not later than eight weeks before your arrival date and reserve the right to re-let the house if the balance is not paid by this date. A security deposit of £400 (€600) against damage and leaving the house in an unacceptable state

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 115 m²


  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom - Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • New bathroom with Shower and Bath/Shower. Outside shower for taking off the sand.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Longue - sofabaed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin , plenty of cupboard space, sofabaed


  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • There are 2 small steps leading up to the house level which make it easier for the elderly or infirm. Bungalow.

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