Inside the house, you will find a bright and cosy living room (20 sq.m), an open fireplace, a dining table with a large kitchen table and 6 chairs a buffet (there is a reading corner with 2 armchairs and a floor lamp with a coffee table). Bedroom 1 (14 sq.m) offers a double bed (2.00 x 1.80 m), a large wardrobe, a floor lamp, a bedside table, and a reading lamp. Bedroom 2 (12 sq.m) has 2 single beds (2.00 x 0.90 m), a bedside table, a reading lamp, and a larger fitted wardrobe. The kitchen (10 sq.m) is well appointed and has a fitted kitchen. In addition, there is a bathroom with separate WC, a garage, and a fenced garden. Advantages: Security: It offers hot water and a electric stove. It is located in a favourable geographical position. There is sun and shade for each seat throughout the day. It is relatively large, with bright rooms, good equipment, and the usual comfort. There is a TV with satellite dish (with Dutch programs). The property offers a parking space. The plot is fenced and not overlooked in the patio. The on-site personnel are reliable. Also, the property is ideally located between the beach and town centre.
Children and dogs are welcome (there is a cot available, and dogs can run freely and find ideal living conditions around the house, on the beaches, and in the dunes).
There is a 35% discount on booking three days before arrival.
The house does not have a modern kitchen; indeed, it is equipped with modern appliances but old-fashioned Formica furniture.
Tiles are in good condition but come from the seventies.
Bicycles are all German makes of the older generation. Although they have transmissions, they have an old-fashioned design and with smooth functioning and modern wheels. If you want cycling a lot, you should to rent a bike or bring his usual wheel.
Inappropriately used, the fireplace smokes (a telephone call before the first ignition is advised to get help.)
The car must stay in front of the garage (it is full with bikes, stored firewood, and more. However, it has enough space to store sports gear).
I cannot offer the usual Central European standard of cleanliness. According to my experience in France, this standard is only found when German landlords carry out the cleaning and constantly check it. My cleaning lady is willing and friendly, but she overlooks more than I would like her to.
The Vendée: The Vendée is the southern department of Brittany. The Gulf Stream and the Azores high bring a mild and sunny micro climate to this part of the Atlantic coast. Therefore, the coastal strip of the Vendée in France is known as 'the light Coast' (Côte de Lumière). By the sea, holiday makers can find a long and wide sandy bays, which are interrupted by appealing reefs, dunes with abundant flora and fauna in all seasons, and a large forest belt. The resort Bretignolles has an excellent infrastructure. Because of the good and warm climate, there are many wealthy retired residents. Mass tourism does not exist here. Also, you will not find high-rise buildings.
Information about the arrival and the environment: From Germany, you can reach the resorts via the motorway Paris - Nantes. Saarbrücken is about 800 km away and Cologne is about 1000 km. A trip in one day is possible because the motorways in France are in pristine conditions and much less travelled than we are used to in Germany. Even avoiding Paris is not a problem; the No. 104 Francilienne leads easily to the French motorway in 30-45 minutes. Metropolis around. If you want to return from the trip in stages, I recommend Reims, Chartres or staying on the Loire, where there are many interesting things to see and numerous budget sleeping accommodations available
Beaches: Les Dunes is the most beautiful beach, as well as Les Granges, Sauveterre and Les Aubrais, where you will find a beach area of more than 10 km in length. There are wide sandy beaches 2 km away from the rocks and reef edge.
On the north area of Bretignolles, you will find an archipelago with 300-500 m wide sandy bays. At low tide, this is an interesting coast, not only for children!
It goes along St Gilles Croix de Vie. On the coast, there is a marked hiking path (Grand Randonee) and also a cycle path. The coast follows a dune belt, very pretty because it is largely overgrown with bushes, sea grass, flowers.
Lifeguards patrol some sections of the beach. They make about 5% of the total area of the beach.