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Villa With Private Heated Pool



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Villa in St Denis du Payre, LAguillon-s-mer, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France - Peaceful Location, On The Out Skirts Of A Popular Village

Custom built just over 14 years ago to a high specification and ideally situated on a quiet residential lane on the edge of a pleasing village offering all amenities, with beautiful countryside views from the westerly facing rear garden. This attractive private 5 bedroom modern home provides 120mts of bright and spacious living accommodation on one level. The front and more substantial rear gardens (4,000m2 of total garden surface area) are mainly laid to lawn with shrubs and a range of mature trees. In addition there is an attractive secure heated swimming pool well featured in the rear garden. The overall ambiance of the property is one of countryside living in a modern attractive easily maintained, low maintenance house and yet ideally situated to be within walking distance of all amenities. Children's garden play area, swings, sandpit and Wendy house. Within 10 minutes of the beautiful Vendee coast!

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

To our Guests,

It’s been a pleasure and truly rewarding to see everyone enjoying our home over last three year. We understand how precious this special time is for all the family and of course, Villa holidays are extremely expensive during peak season. Corinne and I continue to strive for quality, cleanliness and comfort and yet still offer competitive pricing. Focusing on the needs of all our guests whatever the age is imperative. The pool, Villa and children’s play area’s are maintained to a high standard.

Thank you so much for choosing our home for your 2016 and 2017 holiday here in the Vendee.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Villa la Charme turned out to be a real find. We have rented Gites and villas in Brittany and the Vendee over the last five years, but this was the best by far.The house itself was as described on the website. When we arrived we were greeted with a spotless house fully equiped and suitable for a family holiday.The house itself was only part of the deal. A perfectly maintained pool and beautiful gardens. Swings and sandpits for the kids, loungers and chairs for the adults. A barbeque for the essential alfresco dining, sun all day on the terraces/patios.

Aside from the house and pool, the local amenities were brilliant. Beaches and picturesque seaside towns and restaurants abound. The directions and advice given by Jon {our amiable Host) were invaluable.

Our group was made up of kids aged 8 to Grandad aged 85, all of us had a wounderful time. Jon and Corrine were wonderful hosts. Billy Galgey and Family Dublin.
Oct 2012
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect family holiday villa, lacking nothing.

  • 5 of 5

Jonathan and Corrine demonstrate a real care for, and understanding of, the needs of families staying at their beautiful villa. Nothing is too much trouble for them: their attention to detail is matchles. The enormous garden and lovely swimming pool are perfect and safe play-areas for children and the house offers every amenity. The villa is ideally located for beaches and places of interest. We could not recommend La Charme more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house and amazing garden area!

  • 5 of 5

Wow this is such an amazing property! We were a party of 11, with 6 adults and 5 children ranging from 9 months to 6 years. The house is extremely well equipped with great living space and very homely and the outdoor area is just fantastic with a fabulous secure swimming pool and extensive garden. The huge sandpit, swings and general size of open space was a massive hit with the kids and adults alike. There were lots of special touches and Jon and Corinne were so lovely and welcoming. They really tailor to the specific guests and provided lots of toys to keep the 9 month old very occupied. The added provision of things like extra beach towels and bikes for use with kids seat on the back (we ran out of time to use them unfortunately) a step for the younger children in the bathroom were so lovely. We had such a lovely week here and will be recommending this to all our friends. Thank you for making us feel so welcome in your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a great holiday, villa perfect with high level of cleanliness. Garden amazing, a home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 7, 2 toddlers, mum and dad,Aunty and grandparents. The villa suited our needs perfectly, a very high level of cleanliness and the garden was amazing. For us it was a home from home and everything we needed was in the villa! The pool was a perfect temp. The owners were near by and could not have done more to make our stay a memorable one! I would def recommend a stay here if you are in this part of France!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, it was a pleasure having you to stay at La Charme. We sincerely hope to see you and your family again in the future.
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Fabulous gite - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal gite for our family - 4 children (4 - 13yrs), 6 adults (2 grandparents). The gite is well laid out with two separate 'living areas', so the children could have their own indoor space - not that this was required as the outdoor areas are fabulous. The pool is very secure (one of our prime concerns having young children) and it is maintained daily by the owners. The swings and sandpit area is also a useful space although our children preferred to spend their time in the pool. The kitchen is very well equipped and leads straight onto the patio eating area, with large barbecue. The indoor layout is ideal for mixed family groups, with 2 'living areas', 2 bathrooms, a further toilet and 5 bedrooms (2 with bunk beds).

There is plenty to do in the Vendee area, beautiful beaches, interesting towns and many attractions to visit. Highlights for us were a day out to Puy du Fou,(highly recommended) a visit to the Indian Forest (like 'Go Ape' with crazy water slides and zip wires) and days at the beaches. The younger members of the family enjoyed a visit to the Aquarium at La Rochelle and a Pirate themed Adventure Park. There are also lots of places to enjoy the local seafood.

I must also mention the welcome and friendliness offered by Jonathan and Corrine - this really made the holiday for us. They have got the balance absolutely right of being available if you need advice, an extra pillow, general information about the area, without being intrusive - thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a family or group holiday in the popular South Vendee of France, then we recommend that La Charme is the place for you. On the edge of St Denis du Payre, where we found the shop and restaurant most pleasant and accommodating, this spacious villa easily housed our party of ten people.

It occupies a large plot of land where we were able to make full use of the safe, heated outdoor swimming pool, large well-equipped play areas for the children with lots of toys, swings, slides etc, and the spacious patio dining area with large gas barbeque.

Indoors, we found every modern amenity; a well equipped kitchen, lounges with TV, comfortable bedrooms and more than adequate toilet and bathroom facilities. Jonathan and Corrinne were very welcoming and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for them and, when asked, were always ready to suggest places for our daily excursions to the nearby coastal towns and villages. All in all, we had the most comfortable and relaxing holiday, and one we fully intend to repeat in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

We found La Charme a delightful house to stay in with very good facilities for all ages from 10 months to Granny. It was spotless on arrival and any queries were immediately sorted out by the owners. The property is larger than it looks in the photos. In hindsight the only thing we could have done with was a larger cafetiere (which shows how good everything was!). I would recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in the south of the Vendee.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love the tranquillity and fabulous coast, stunning views and of course beautiful weather!

Activity and Interests


St Denis du Payre is perfectly located in the quiet unspoiled country side of the Marais Poitevin National Park, yet only 10 minutes away from the beautiful south-western coast line of the Vendee region. Costal resorts of L'Aiguillon-s-Mer, La Tranche-s-Mer and La Faute-s-Mer provide the perfect mix of sandy beaches, lovely restaurants for all ages. The cathedral town of Lucon is within cycling distance and the historic city of La Rochelle is within easy reach (30 minutes).


La Rochelle airport is within easy reach (30 minutes)


Lucon 12km, L'Aiguillon s Mer 10km

Further Details:

St Denis du Payre has a local restaurant, shop, post office.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2017 Low Season
20 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Mid Season
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Booking procedure is all conducted by email and telephone with conformation via email. A £200 per week non refundable deposit is required with all bookings. Full payment is required 8 weeks prior to arrival. A security deposit of £200 is payable on arrival in cash, and will be refunded at the end of the stay, as long as the villa is left clean and damage free, as it was found. Throughout May and June 2016 we will offer five /ten day bookings at pro rata rates and small party price discounts.

Changeover Day:
Saturday Am Departure. 16:00 onwards for Arrivals

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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • One family bathroom, one shower/toilet room and one cloakroom with toilet and hand basin.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Four double bedrooms and one smaller bedroom. Currently configured with 3 x 140cm x 190cm double beds and 2 single beds, one bedroom with 2 sets of bunk bed 90cm x 190cm (sleeps four children). We can be flexable on configurations, please ask!


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 3 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Our visitors package includes, toilet rolls, cleaning materials, kitchen rolls, dishwasher tablets, bin liners and recharged soap dispensers. Outside: Large private garden 4000 mts with large patio and outdoor furniture. Secure private pool (9mts x 4mts) 1.25Mts deep. Children's play area with swings and sand pit. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: towels, linen provided including beach towels.

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