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Seaside villa shared pool, sea and lake beaches cycling golf tennis and comfort

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

A lovely, comfortable, relaxing two bedroomed villa with additional w.c. Cloakroom on ground floor. In a stunning golf course location perfect for holidays all year around. Walking distance to beaches.

Our beautiful villa at Lacanau Ocean is generously furnished for your comfort and equipped with large sofas, upstairs carpeting and comfy beds. The setting places you within the exclusive environment of the wooded park surrounding the Garden Golf, amongst the scented pines. You are perfectly situated for the beaches, lakes, forest paths and, of course, the golf. For couples seeking a peaceful relaxing stay or for lively family holidays to remember this is an ideal location where pretty much anything you like to do on holiday is available. If you are a golfer we are moments walk from the first tee, but if you aren't a golfer the beautiful golf course location is select and peaceful. The scent of the pines and the sound of the ocean immediately captivates you when you arrive. Then you can enjoy the seaside, the golfing, surfing, lakes, sandy lake beaches, pool, cycling, walking, tennis, riding, casino, wine tours, pretty much anything is right on hand for you. We are situated only forty minutes drive from Bordeaux Merignac airport. just to tell you a little more about our premium golf course setting, moments walk to the first tee, club house and hotel of Golfing D'Ardilouse (open to all, you don't need to be a golfer) one of France's top class golf courses. Three courses to choose from, a challenging 18 hole, full length 9 hole plus par 3 courses. Golf school and two driving ranges and practice areas (one is just a few steps from our house). Shared pool open June to September. Easy access to many other sporting facilities including stunning lakeside beaches, surfing, body boarding, canoeing, kayaking, horse riding. Use vast network of cycle paths or walk through scented pines to reach beaches and the picturesque surfing seaside resort of Lacanau ocean with its pavement cafes, weekly market, patisserie, oyster bars, artisan shops and bars. Half an hour drive to Bordeaux's vineyards. Visit beautiful historic Bordeaux, take an outing to visit the traditional oyster villages of the Bassin D'Arcachon and climb the Pilat Dune, the highest dune in Europe. You will find activities to suit every taste and every age all close by. Please ask about extra such as body boards, bikes and golf clubs available to borrow at no additional cost.

The house is a perfect base for a holiday in this wonderful part of south west France.

More Details

Carolyn Cardwell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Carolyn Cardwell

My husband Steve and I bought the house in Lacanau Ocean in 2005 It just happened that we got the keys on our silver wedding anniversary so it has always been a very special place to us. Since then we have had so many wonderful holidays there, at least five trips a year, often enjoyed with family and friends. We lived in south west London for thirty years and have a grown up daughter and son. We have come to love France so much that in 2012 we took the plunge to move here permanently and now live just under two hours drive from Lacanau Ocean. We look after the house ourselves and, although we often don't actually meet our guests from Owners direct, we find it so rewarding. We love hearing about people's holidays in Lacanau.

Carolyn Cardwell purchased this villa in 2005

Why Carolyn Cardwell chose Lacanau Océan

We chose our holiday home because we wanted to be very close to the sea and we also love the close proximity of the stunning string of lakes and the fact that you can do pretty much anything you like to do on vacation in this amazing holiday location. The exclusive setting in the scented pine forests gives that sense of coming away into a completely separate world. We also love the freedom of using the cycle paths to get around. On a bike you can ride down the path at the back of the house and be on the beach in around ten minutes (depending on how fast you ride). It's walkable too, around forty minutes stroll through pine shaded paths. In the other direction you have a string of stunning lakes, with sandy beaches for gentle swimming. Our son is a surfer and Lacanau ocean hosts an annual surf competition.

What makes this villa unique

We bought the house when it was just in the early construction stage because we fell in love with the beautiful and unique setting. This is a modern, open plan holiday home set in a mature, pine forest location It is an easy to live in, comfortable, relaxing home from home furnished stylishly and generously. Easy access to beaches, lakes, and forest cycle paths You will love the shared pool only a few steps from the house. Outdoors there is a small garden at the front and sliding doors from your living room lead to terrace and garden at the back.

If you should happen to be a golfer you can walk from the house to the free golf practice range. Golfers will find three beautiful courses, the "Golfing d'Ardilouse is one of the top sixty rated french courses. The club house and hotel are close to the house and have good restaurants. It is a challenging course but you can also choose to play the full length separate nine hole course, or there is a pitch and putt with a golf school. No need for a car for any golfing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

..I have tried for seven years to get my sons to go somewhere else ... cycling through the forests, surfing the huge waves, boating on the lakes, relaxing by the pool, fabulous evening meals out or retreating to the cool of the house with a glass of wine and a good book, Lacanau is simply our perfect holiday. Year after year."

"A very comfortable, well proportioned house in a quiet, well maintained group of houses, Ideally located for someone looking for a peaceful location within walking distance of Lacanau Ocean. Well equipped with a homely feel, we were delighted with the house. Carolyn and Steve were very professional to deal with, we are looking forward to our next visit".

" your holiday house was just perfect for our family. The bike ride into Lacanau ocean was ideal and very safe. We ventured to the lakes and were so glad we did, the bike ride was just beautiful and lake beach fantastic! Voted our best family holiday yet, just wished we could have stayed another week!
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lacanau Océan in Lacanau

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Ground floor
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1st floor
  • Downstairs toilet and sink, Upstairs a shower room with toilet, sink and washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4, one double bedroom and one twin bedroom Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed, large chest of drawers and fitted wardrobes. Twin Bedroom with single beds and fitted wardrobes. There is a double bed settee in the living room for possible additional sleeping, please talk to us if you would like to use it.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This is our much loved holiday home and you will find that it is very comfortably furnished with loads of storage in the bedrooms and lots of extras around which we are happy for you to borrow. We have been told the house has a homely feel and we take a great pride in the cleanliness and well appointed facilities which we look after and service ourselves. Comfy beds and best quality bed linens, ample towels. Outside: The golf course setting is beautiful, prestigious and select, yet with almost any leisure activity you might want easily accessible. All of the villas in the small development are privately owned and even in high season they will not all be occupied. The pool is shared with the other villas. It is 12 x 6 metres. There is no shallow end, being an even depth of 1.5 metres. It is in a lovely wooded setting and has views over the golf course. The pool is open mid may until the end of September. Outdoor furniture, table, four chairs, two sun loungers, two deck chairs, large garden parasol. Barbecue (charcoal not gas). Parasol to take to the beach, picnic cool bag. Two body boards to borrow. One ladies and one man’s bike to borrow but at your risk. Two full sets of men's golf clubs and one set of ladies clubs may be borrowed, please look after them. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for use in the house are included(please bring your own towels for the beach) Bed linen included. Cleaning is done before and after your stay but please leave the house clean and tidy and put the rubbish our! Other: There is heating (via wall heaters) for off season holidays Fans are provided,


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Seaside villa shared pool, sea and lake beaches cycling golf tennis and comfort
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Lovely house in a wonderful setting

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Lacanau. The property is in a great location, close to beaches and the lake, with cycle paths through the pine trees. The owners are very generous in leaving their bikes and beach equipment available for use - our children enjoyed the body boards and skimboard. We also made good use of the swimming pool available to residents which is in a lovely setting overlooking the golf course. The house is clean and well-maintained, with good sized bedrooms and lots of storage. We particularly appreciated the comfortable beds and linens. The garden is perfect for eating outside - lots of dappled sunshine but never too hot. Only thing missing for us as a family of four was a dishwasher! The owners were very responsive and helpful, providing lots of information about the house and local area and clear arrangements for arrival/departure.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A really well-equipped holiday house in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

We booked this accommodation because we were impressed by the photos of the interior and the garden and we were not disappointed. This has all the feeling of a family home and is very comfortable and well equipped. We appreciated that Carolyn leaves a variety of staple ingredients in in the kitchen cupboards and supplies washing powder, cleaning materials etc in the bathroom. The garden is also well stocked with furniture and a good barbecue. The setting on the golf course is lovely - even if the trees do cast some shadow over the garden - and it's conveniently close to the town and the lakes. Having the two bikes was a real bonus and we made full use of them. This is a great location for exploring the surrounding area, especially the vineyards of the Haut Medoc, and we would happily return for another holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you so much for taking the trouble to write us such a lovely review. We are very flattered you liked the house so much as I know you are a professional stylist so that is praise indeed. So pleased that you were comfortable and felt at home. Also that you really did explore all the wonderful region has to offer. You were a joy to deal with and we are so pleased you chose our holiday home for your trip. Do come again you will be so welcome. Thankyou again. Kindest regards Carolyn and Steve
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Fantastic holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely week here, house is home from home, fully equipped and comfortable with loads of information from the owners on the local area. Booking was so easy, great communication from Carolyn and Steve.

Great location, used bikes to cycle to the beach and nearby lake at La Moutchic which our children loved! Wild Atlantic waves to have fun in at the beach and safe swimming at the lake...and fantastic golf course on the doorstep.

Thanks for a great holiday, we hope to return!

Amanda and Neil Blackmore and family

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and Thankyou so much for taking the trouble to write this brilliant review. We are so pleased you found the house so comfortable and that you were able to feel at home. Also that you found the Lacanau Ocean area such a great holiday location. This is our eleventh summer and we always love our holidays there! Really hope you do decide to come again. Thankyou! Carolyn and Steve.
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C'est Manifique

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I booked this house I have nothing but praise for the owners communication and the house itself. My wife and I needed somewhere quiet with the option of activities if we wanted. With food from the local Super U (especially swordfish steaks) and the BBQ, much of our time was spent lazing on the patio enjoying the warmth. However we managed several long walks along the beach and a couple of meals out. The house was clean, tidy and had everything you needed for a home from home experience. The use of the bikes to cycle into Lacanau Ocean was invaluable and the pool, clean and well maintained was very welcome during our stay.Having secured our dates for next year I would strongly recommend this property. Thank you Carolyn & Steve for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you so much for taking the trouble to write us such a lovely review. You were pretty wonderful guests yourselves and deserve your own five star guests review! We are just so happy you loved your holiday, we get great pleasure knowing you enjoyed it and that you are coming again next year. Thank you again.
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Excellent holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We had a really enjoyable stay in Lacanau. It was most efficiently organised by Carolyn and Steve who were very responsive, helpful hosts. The house was clean and had all the facilities needed for a self catering holiday. The accommodation was ideal for 2 adults or a family of 3 or 4. It was perfectly located for golfers with a great course on the doorstep. Alternatively it was only a short walk/bike ride to the beach and other facilities in Lacanau Ocean. A great deal of thought has been put into presenting this as a holiday home - a credit to Steve & Carolyn.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from staying at Lacanau Ocean. The owners are a first class team, Caroline was very efficient with our booking process and even sent us a welcome text on day of arrival! The house was clean and equipped for a family of four to stay. They even had 4 body boards for us to use to enjoy the surf!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Lynne for such a great review as, of course, it makes us very happy to know you and your family had such an excellent holiday. So nice to hear cleanliness specially highlighted! Body boarding is my single favourite thing to do at Lacanau so I am pleased you made use of the boards. Maybe you will come again one day. Thankyou again.
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Hotel du Golf
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Garden Golf Lacanau Ocean
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Hotel du Golf
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Lacanau Ocean
Car: recommended

Our lovely house, in the golf environs at Lacanau Ocean, is a perfect location for a holiday in the area whether you are a family or a couple, friends, golfers or not, whatever age your children, there is just about anything you might want to do. Both exciting Atlantic beaches or safe, warm water lake beaches perfect for little children are on your doorstep. Of course we also have a shared pool set right in the forest.

Ocean beaches are just 3km, ten minutes by bike, forty minutes on foot or moments to drive to stunning expanses of the Cote d'Argent. Lacanau ocean is a surf resort which hosts an annual surfing competition. Lacanau Ocean itself is on the sea front with the town beach very easily accessible.

Drive or cycle a little Inland, about five km from the house, you will find an extensive string of stunning lakes one of which is the Lac de Lacanau, an easy bike ride. With sandy beaches and safe clean bathing, cafes and restaurants. You will find more lake and beach resorts within a short drive or cycle.


Bordeaux Merignac airport is forty minutes drive.

Bergerac Airport two and a half hours

500 miles from Le Havre

Car not absolutely essential once in Lacanau Ocean and there are regular coaches (more in season) to and from Bordeaux.


2 miles from beaches and to Lacanau Ocean the nearest town.

3 miles from lake

37 miles from Bordeaux and vineyards

56 miles from Bassin d'Arcachon

Few steps from Golf

Further Details:

Nearest large supermarket is Super U in Lacanau Ville about 5 miles inland from the house.

Smaller supermarkets in Lacanau Ocean

Weekly large market in Lacanau Ocean

Independent patisserie, market type stalls, fish shop, deli in Lacanau Ocean

Several cash machines, Credit Agricole bank, post office all in town.

Numerous restaurants, cafes, take away, sea front bars, pizzeria in town .... We send you more information and recommendations updated each year from our own experience.

Golf hotel and golf club both have great restaurants, with views over the course, and are on your door step at the house, a short walk through the forest.

L'Herbe is an authentic, working, oyster village just down the coast which is our all time favourite outing. You sit right on the Arcachon Basin eating oysters served virtually straight from the sea. The atmosphere, the light and colour of the water are incredible and unforgettable.

Arcachon is a stunning resort on a beautiful lagoon overlooked by the Pilat Dune, the highest sand dune in Europe, the views from the top are wonderful. Famous for Oysters.

A trip to a vineyard, of course, Bordeaux, but St Emilion is also only just over an hour in the car. Deeply steeped in tradition and history this is fascinating and rewarding on every level! It is Very important to respect the reverence with which wine, wine making and its history is held.

Historic and beautiful Bordeaux is a 40 minute drive, or easy (and cheap) on the coach from Lacanau Ocean. France's second city Bordeaux can be explored by the modern recently installed tram system. Fabulous restaurants at all price ranges, theatres, concerts, shopping and buzzing with atmosphere.

Five minutes walk down the path from the back of the house, large and immaculate tennis club ..... The picture does not do it justice.

Don't forget amazing surfing at Lacanau Ocean, body boarding too.

Horse riding also close by.

Extra cycles can be hired from several local outlets.

If you are thinking of coming for two weeks or more make sure to ask us for a little discount!

Also, you do not necessarily need to come Saturday to Saturday, or for full weeks, please ask us more, it's just tricky to provide for this facility within the constraints of the web site.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £87.88

Booking Notes:
Our change over is on Saturdays in high season, we can be flexible according to demand out of season. Part weeks available out of high season.
Deposit to book is 10% of rental fee plus £100 fully refundable security deposit
Second payment two months before your holiday starts
Full payment to be cleared 1 month before your holiday starts.
Please address enquiries to Carolyn initially by email or phone call.

Changeover Day:
Change over day Saturday in high season.
Flexible out of season depending on demand.
You may arrive after 3pm
Please leave the house by 10.30 am on day of departure
Security deposit will be returned promptly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.