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On the island of Ré, charming restored selfcatering house near beach



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
near la rochelle, on ile de re romantic holiday house -golf,tennis,horseriding

The cottage opens onto a large patio and terrace, where you will enjoy the second longest hours of annual sunlight in France. Located in the heart of the village Ars - selected as one of 'The Most Beautiful Villages of France', in a quiet narrow lane. It was newly renovated, decorated with refinement, in respect of french authentic atmosphere. . Everything is near, sit on the church place café terrace, walk to the marketplace, to the small harbour, or to the sea. You are in the heart of the Wild Bird Sanctuary. Through numerous paths, you will discover the most beautiful sandy beaches, pine forests, vineyards and salt marshes. For those who enjoy shopping, there are home decorations shops, brocante and antiques shops. You will find all kind of refined shops, antiques, bistrots and gastronomic restaurants. Many sports activities : sailling, cycling, tennis, golf, horseriding. thalassotherapy open all year .From November until March,a special price of 750 euros up to 4 persons.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I was an active woman,with an urban life, living in Paris,Lyon and now I just retired .We live now in Provence, and often stay on the Ile de Ré as well .These are two wonderful places to stay ! 20 years ago, I looked for a natural and refined place to enjoy holidays and week-ends at seaside. I would like you to enjoy as well at home the spirit and the way of life of l'île de Ré.

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Speaks English, French, German

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful area of France

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a gloriously peaceful stay at this lovely house in Ars. As there was only two of us and a large dog we had plenty of space. The internal courtyard is very pretty and perfect for catching the late September sun, as is the upstairs terrace in the early evening. The island has beautiful beaches and we cycled a lot with the dog in an enormous carrier on the front. The house is 2 minutes from the centre and 5 minutes from the Port where we were able to buy the freshest fish and produce. It was most relaxing and we would definitely revisit Ars.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at home, the daily life in the village, and the beautiful landscapes and beaches of the island. The house is 130M2 - 1400 ft 2 - I should be glad to welcome you again at home.
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Quiet retreat

  • 3 of 5

This is a quaint little house in a quiet area but handy enough to facilities. The living area is very small, it would be fine if the weather is fine and you could use the courtyard but it rained quite a bit on our stay. The courtyard would be lovely in good weather. Was a bit surprised that there was no dish washing liquid, dishwasher tablets or washing powder. And note that we were charged €200 for linen hire and cleaning for five people for a week plus had to pay €800 bond on arrival!! We have rented 9 houses in France in the last two years and never come across such steep fees. It was returned without a problem but still seems a bit much.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour,I aim that everything is nice and convenient for your stay. About dish cleaning product,I buy some at the beginning of the season,and guests use to leave it behind them,what they usually always do.We shall have to check. Laundry service is very convenient for some guests . I manage it for you,it is delivered before you arrive, and you do not take care of anything.I am trying to get better prices. Cleaning service is essential, because I want you to get into my house totally well cleaned.And it allows you to enjoy totally the last day of your holidays at home. I confide my whole house to you,therefore there is a damage deposit of 800€.In comparison,the damage deposit for a city bike in Paris is 200€. There never was any problem and I give it back to you when you leave. As a comparison,the damage deposit for a city bike in Paris is 200€
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Glasgow, UK

Charming holiday home. Idyllic island

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous 2 weeks on the beautiful Ile de Re and our little home-from-home in Ars en Re made it all the more special. We were a group of six and although the house is not big, it felt spacious, and was a great place to return to after a day's cycling, or sightseeing. We went regularly to the beach at Phare Des Baleines, which is a 25-minute cycle ride across the salt flats from the house. There was never more than 5 or 6 people on the beach there - bliss. There are many lovely places to eat in Ars and the other towns nearby, and the kitchen in the house is really well-equipped for those nights you want to cook. A fabulous holiday - we'll definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour, I am glad you enjoyed my house and the ile de ré ! Thanks
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Nottingham, UK

Nice house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice now (once in 2008 & again this year). The house is in a great location near the village centre and a few minutes walk from the port and market in Ars. House is well equipped, sleeps 8 comfortably and has a very private internal courtyard which catches the sun from different angles throughout the day.

The owner will probably have some flexibility on price if less than 8 people are staying.

The village of Ars is beautiful and an ideal location for exploring the beaches and villages in top half of the island by bike (which everyone does).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property - fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Just come back from a week in this property. We were 3 couples and appreciately that each double room had its own bathroom and some privacy between rooms. Twin room is rather dark - the occupants were knicknamed "the hobbits" . Fabulous central courtyard which is a real sun trap and is where we had every one of our meals iduring our stay. BBQ was an electric grill so we bought disposable BBQ from local Super U. Well equipped accommodation with 2 fridges and plenty of dishes and glasswear. Hire bikes as soon as you get here - everyone does. Highly recommended holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Ile de Ré is a marvellous place,and especially the village of Ars. My family has been there on holidays for 40 years now. Ars is lively the whole year,with the sea life,and the village life .I wished to feel well integrated in the village life,and after having visited many houses,this house was evident .Quiet,luminous,with its secret patio and terrace.... I renovated my house so that,in addition of being in a well decorated house,you also feel as really being in your house of the island,as if you've always been here .

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : La Rochelle at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : La Rochelle at 15 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

On the French Atlantic coast, self-catering, holiday rental and long stay rental - very confortable and charming restored village cottage on the island of Ré - Ile de Ré - in the village of Ars, near beachfront at seaside 15km from La Rochelle- airport with low cost flights - railway station with, direct TGV from Paris, 2h.50, highway access, 150km from Bordeaux, and 100km from poitiers. Sailing, swimming, fishing, surfing, rollerblading, cycling, tennis, golf, thalassotherapy, with indoor swimming pool are all available. Pets welcome.

Other Activities: thalassotherapy la carte with inside swimming pool 800m from home.

Golf: Golf de Trousse Chemise 3 km far.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high summer
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices can be high reduced out of school holidays according to no of persons.Please ask me for any special quotation.For example,the price for 2 persons from october to march is 650 euros .

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Updated: 27-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Once you've arrived,by plane,train,or car,you can forget your car and walk and ride with your bike.Everything is so close,the beaches,the small harbour,the market,the shops,the cafés and restaurants. It is easy for every one,adult or child to have various activities, not far from home. Daily life will be very simple to organize .You will appreciate the patio and terrace,quiet,sun or shadow as you wish, windless and warm even in winter.The atmosphere is warmful and authentic,and staying at home is a good way to discover the ile de ré way of life,rest or have a very active time !

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Confortable 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms - with shower- and toiletts each .Linen can be provided on request. Self catering - upon request house cleaning, cooking or babysitting. Internet access 150m from home . Bicycle and boat rental and sailing,kitesurfing school, tennis court, fishing, golf, horseriding, thalassotherapy, heated swimmingpool ,hammam and fitness room 300m from home .Special price up to 4 persons

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