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Les Pins du Phare Villa: Private Heated Pool, 400m From The Beach At Le Phare



Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Les Pins du Phare, in La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France - Set In A Quiet Suburb, Yet Only A 10 Minute Walk To Many Shops & Restaurants At La Tranche Sur Mer

Les Pins du Phare Holiday Villa sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms and is a great place for family holidays or two families holidaying together - with the beach only 400 metres away and the bustling seaside town of La Tranche only a 10 minute walk away.

It has a sunny garden and patio, with a private heated pool (May until end of September) and al fresco dining area under a covered veranda - perfect for relaxing and sampling a glass or two of the local wine.

On the ground floor there is a modern living room, with a wood burner for the cooler winter months and patio doors out to the veranda and pool area. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, hob and electric oven and the washing machine is located in the basement garage.

One of the double bedrooms is located on the ground floor – with an en suite shower room and there is a separate WC in the hallway.

A TV lounge is also on the ground floor – with UK and French Free-to-air TV channels and a PS2 with lots of games.

Upstairs, there are three further bedrooms – one double, one twin and one with bunk beds. All have en suite shower rooms.

Outside there is a covered veranda with a long dining table and chairs and an area in which to relax with a wicker sofa and chairs. There is a security fence around this area to prevent younger children entering the pool area unsupervised.

The 9m x 5m heated pool is open from May until the end of September each year.

In the basement there is a table tennis table and a bike.

In a quiet residential street and with off street parking for 2 cars, this Villa really has everything you will need for a great holiday. All mod-cons are included - with Wi-Fi Internet access, UK satellite TV, French Channels, DVD player, PS2 and lots of other games.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

July 2011 Littlewood Family

Lovely house in a great location - quiet yet close to the beach. Everything provided for a perfect break and loved the town, which had some great restaurants, especially the one with the fire and garden - superb steak (not to be missed!)

August 2011 Breslin Family

Not like a holiday house at all, but very 'homely'. Everything one needs. great pool and garden equipment. Situation is excellent and we'll recommend it! Table tennis table put to great use. Great location.

September 2011 Booth Family

Very comfortable stay (again!) weather was mostly excellent. Really enjoyed the beach and ate lots of good seafood from Super U. Thank you for the use of your very accommodating house. We hope to be back next year!
Apr 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Les Pins du Phare

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in this lovely, homely villa that is ideally placed for both the town and the beach. The villa is packed full of everything one might need for a relaxing stay. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you enjoyed your Holiday here at Les Pins du Phare! Yes, it is in a great location for the beach and the amusements in the nearby town of La Tranche sur Mer - lots of fetes and festivals, colourful markets and street Entertainment throughout the summer months - not to mention the lovely ice creams!
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Family Holiday Favourite

  • 5 of 5

Immediately liked the property on arrival, plenty of space, good sized bedrooms all with en-suite. Well located for access to a sandy beach and local restaurants and shops. Huge Super-U supermarket 10 minutes away for those big shopping expeditions. Good sized pool but as it takes up most of the garden there is not too much room for playing with the kids. Surrounding area is very pleasant, the property is not overlooked and it is very peaceful in the evenings. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you enjoyed your stay here in La Tranche sur Mer. The house is in a great location for the beach and all of the activities in the town - restaurants, shopping, markets and lovely walks along the beach.
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Fabulous family villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was ideally placed for a family holiday. The villa was very well equipped with literally everything you could think you could ever need or want whilst away....very much a home from home. The improvement for 2014 were excellent additions to the villa. It would be nice to see the bunk bed room and en-suite given alittle more attention, with the tree outside the window and painted blue, it's alittle dark and not so airy and bright as the other 3 rooms. Having said that my 3 year old daughter found it very comfortable and really loved the novelty of sleeping in a bunk bed.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Annette for the support she gave us, not only through the booking process and keeping us fully informed with everything we needed to bring with us, but also when our nan was taken poorly and admitted to hospital, Annette met us at the hospital and stayed until they had actually admitted her....which was about 6/7 hours later. It was extremely kind of her and very helpful as we do not speak fluent french and didn't understand the doctors.

We are intending to return to France next year, and should we choose the same area to visit again we will certainly look to book this villa again if available or contact Annette as she was a very approachable, friendly lady, who made everything very simple...ideal when you are booking a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sophie, Many thanks for your great review and I hope that your Nan is recovering well! I will pass your comments on to the property owner - he usually takes note! I look forward to hearing from you if you are planning to come back to the area in the future.
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From the Owner

Les Pins du Phare Holiday Home is owned by Ian and Dorothy from London, and the rentals for this house are looked after by Annette & Jason who live within 20 minutes of the holiday home - so are always on hand to offer help and advice. The house was originally bought several years ago as a holiday home for the family - with two growing boys, this was an ideal location for family holidays - only a short walk from the fantastic long beach at Le Phare and only a 10 minute walk to the seaside town centre of La Tranche sur Mer. There was always entertainment laid on - firework displays, musical evenings and street entertainers! Now the boys have grown up a bit, Ian & Dorothy decided to rent out their lovely house, so that others could enjoy the same holiday experiences.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nantes at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Tranche sur Mer at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 320 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Domangere at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lucon at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Junction 6, A83 at 35 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Tranche sur Mer at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Le Phare at 500 Metres Car: necessary


The lovely beach of Le Phare is only 400m away from the villa. Here you will be able to sunbathe, paddle in the water or body board in the great waves. The beach stretches for miles in either direction, or you can walk along the beach to the main seaside resort of La Tranche sur Mer - with its bustling shops, bars and restaurants. In the summer months there is lots of entertainment in the town - with musical evenings, beach parties, markets and firework displays to mention just a few!


The airports at Nantes and La Rochelle are both around 1 hour's drive from the villa. Both airports are served by many of the budget airlines from the UK and car hire is available.

If driving, the northern ferry ports start from less than 4 hours away. (St Malo is just under 4 hours away, Cherbourg is 6 hours away, and Calais & the Eurotunnel is 7 hours away.) If using Brittany Ferries, we can offer a 10% discount on your crossing.


The Villa is within walking distance of the beach and main town of La Tranche. Further afield, there are many other great beaches - all within a 10 - 20 minute drive.

There are many other activities nearby - such as Karting circuits, crazy golf, tennis, horse riding, cycling and walking the many guided paths.

There are many other interesting towns nearby - several having markets, fetes and festivals throughout the summer months.

The area is a great location for family holidays!

Further Details:

The Villa is located in the quiet residential suburb of Le Phare which has a bakery and a couple of restaurants within easy walking distance.

The main town of La Tranche has a weekly market selling lots of local produce - with seafood straight from the boats, and wines and fruits from the surrounding area. In the centre of La Tranche are many restaurants catering for lots of different tastes - seafood, pizza, steak, and pasta all available. In the evenings there is usually some entertainment laid on - either in the large town square or along the beach. There is a large supermarket in the town, and many other shops, banks and ice cream parlours.

For those who like to explore whilst on holiday, this area has many interesting attractions to visit. The famous Puy du Fou historical Theme Park, with its Gladiators, Vikings, and Musketeers & Medieval Knights is only 75 minutes away.

A visit to the Marais Poitevin - Venise Verte - network of canals and ruined abbeys is a lovely way to spend a relaxing day out - you can be guided along the canals by an experienced punter, or can wander freely along the tow-paths.

For a more energetic day out - The Indian Forest Adventure Park - is a great place to let off steam. There are several high-wire courses through the trees and even a zip wire over a lake. (Only for the fearless!) At ground level there are many other things to do - pony rides, bouncy castle, paint ball, carting and water slides!

The Vendee has several local wine routes to explore - Chateau de Rosnay has a guided tour, museum and wine tasting, and there are lots of individual producers offering tasting sessions.

The pretty town and old port of La Rochelle is only 1 hour away, and is well worth a visit - with harbour-side restaurants, arcaded shopping streets, and lots of entertainment every night.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 13
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
7 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
15 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Changeover Day is Saturday and holidays need to be taken in whole weeks.
Long winter lets are also considered.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in Sterling and are per week, not per person.

Payments can be made in either sterling or Euros, by cheque or bank transfer and into either a UK or French bank account.
This property manager has been advertising with owners direct since 2009, and completing bookings by BACS, one of the recommended forms of direct payment. Online booking incurs a fee of between 6 - 8% of the owners listed price, plus VAT, payable by the holiday maker to owners direct'
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From the Owner

Les Pins du Phare Holiday Home is set in an ideal location for family holidays! It is set in a quiet suburb of a bustling seaside town and is close to all amenities and especially the beach, which is only 400 metres away. The house is well equipped with everything that you would need to have an enjoyable holiday - private pool, patio dining, all mod-cons in the house, table tennis table, all bed linens and towels included, and Wi-Fi internet access. The area is quite flat, and is great for cycling and walking - with many guided paths laid out through the pine forests that line the coastline nearby.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms have an en suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC and hand basin. There is a further shower and WC on the ground floor in the TV lounge.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, First Floor Location
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Travel Cot is available if required, Ground Floor Location
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, First Floor Location
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk Beds on the first floor
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor bedroom with double bed. 3 further bedrooms on first floor - 1 with double bed, 1 with twin beds and 1 with bunk beds. A travel cot is available for younger children.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: - Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the house. - An English speaking representative is available locally during your stay. - The house will be clean and tidy when you arrive, and it is expected that you leave it in the same condition. - Bed linens and towels are included in the price. Cot bedding is not provided. - Please bring your own pool/beach towels. Outside: The garden of Les Pins du Phare faces south and is not overlooked by any of the neighbouring properties. The private heated pool is 9m x 5m and is securely fenced off from the house and patio area for the security of your children. The pool is heated from May until the end of September. A charcoal barbecue is available for your use, and there is outside seating for 8 guests under the covered veranda.

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