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Sea front, exceptional views, charming and design house, sleeps 5

Laurence Berdeaux

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights

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Laurence Berdeaux

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Sea front, exceptional views, charming and design house, sleeps 5

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights

Overview

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain House Rental Photos and Description

Ideal to visit the landing beaches, Omaha Beach, Arromanches, Bayeux

The landlady of 'La Maison sur le Quai' welcomes you in 'Un Bateau sous mon Transat', old fishermen's house located directly on the sea front in Port-en-Bessin, Normandy, on the landing beaches. In this stylish gite with charm, design and exceptional sea views, you will enjoy the sea view through the windows, from your bed and even from the shower, and the coming and going of the boats at high tide. At low tide, you can lounge on the sand in the outer harbour, at the foot of the house. Complete renovation in 2011-12, antique furniture and antique sailors’ objects mix with raw materials. New equipment and high degree of comfort. Quiet location. 2 steps away, direct sale from anglers every morning, close to all shops and restaurants, parking in front of the house, free garage and parking nearby. Ideal for 2 couples or a family with up to 5 people: 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 triple), office, 3 bathrooms, table football. No pets.

In Normandy, in the Calvados, in the heart of the landing beaches, 10 km away from Arromanches, Bayeux and Omaha Beach (American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer), in a traditional fishing harbour and marina, genuine and preserved. Port-en-Bessin is particularly known for its Scallop fishing. The Bessin is a very nice region with a great historical richness (Bayeux's tapestry and Cathedral, manor-farms, castles, gardens, abbeys, landing beaches and museums, etc.). Beautiful countryside landscapes and Norman marshlands. On both sides of Port-en-Bessin, the coast allows nice walks along its long sand beaches and seaside resorts from the beginning of the century. The cultural centre of Port-en-Bessin regularly organises visits: auction, boat workshops and semaphore. Many sports...including Omaha Beach golf course on site, hikes, coastal path walks, fishing, walks on the old rigging, etc. 1h30 from the Mont Saint Michel, We fall in love with Honfleur, Deauville, Pays d'Auge, the Cotentin...

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laurence Berdeaux (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights
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5
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Sea front, exceptional views, charming and design house, sleeps 5
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Great Place - Great Views

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks last June at un Bateau sous Mon Transat. The apartment manageress, Mme. Berdeaux, gave us a warm, enthusiastic welcome in fluent English as she told us about the local places of interest and the features of the apartment.

Judging from the extensive cooking paraphernalia in the kitchen, I suspect she is a fellow foodie like us. In fact, when I asked which bakery in the area had the best croissant, she told us about this "secret, secret patisserie" in Bayeux which we were not allowed to tell anyone about. We never made it to the "secret, secret patisserie" because every time we drove there, we stopped at other markets and bakeries on the way, and as a result, we were too full to try the "secret, secret croissant." Maybe next time.

Mme. Berdeaux took care of any problems we had right away. For example, the TV menus kept appearing in Russian, and none of us could navigate to the English or French menus, so she got someone in to fix the problem. Also, the cover on the ironing board was torn, and she brought us a new one the next day. In general, the place was very clean and well-maintained. We especially appreciated the spotless washer and dryer and long kitchen table which was perfect for entertaining our friends.

If you decide to stay at un Bateau sous Mon Transat, be sure to take long, slow, romantic walks along the coast or on the breakwater. Before you go to bed at night, take time to enjoy the calming views of the orange ocean sunset visible from the upper floors of the apartment, and above all, see if you can get Mme. Berdeaux to tell you the location of the "secret, secret patisserie."

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Portland, Maine
5

This house, location, and hostess are exceptional in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at 'Un Bateau' was wonderful. We, two American couples, all agree that our stay here in Port-en-Bessin was the highlight of our two weeks in France. It was ideal in every way: the location in such a picturesque and friendly town, the ocean, the fishing fleet and fish market, the street market, the shops, the Normandie coast, beaches, WWII history. What made our stay particularly memorable though was, specifically, this gite. The tasteful renovation and incredible attention to every detail was noticable wherever one looked. The owner's knack is to retain the old and incorporate the new using high quality craftsmanship in every phase: construction, appliances, fabrics, antique furnishings, decorative items, lighting. Her dedication to making it comfortable, beautiful, and charming was clear. Her design aesthetic was obvious and we thoroughly appreciated marvelling at it. It is fully equipped with high quality modern conveniences. The bathrooms are amazing. Although we were not travelling with children, we noticed that she has provided a play room with a supply of pails and shovels for the beach, games, and even a little row of rubber boots in varying sizes. I don't think it is possible to over emphasize the quality of this place.

Then, of course, there was Laurence, herself. She made everything so easy and was so very warm and hospitable. Quite simply, a lovely lady. It was a genuine pleasure to make her acquaintance and we hope to go back some day.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A great location for exploring the D-Day beaches.

  • 5 of 5

A very nice property, and the second house I have rented in Normandy (and I don't speak any French). This is a good choice for Americans as the owner Laurence speaks english, and she can help you out with a phone call or two. You have plenty of restaurants nearby and Laurence will recommend her favorites (or check Trip Advisor). Bayeux is also close by if you want to take a cab in for dinner (I recommend La Rappiere!) The kitchen in the house is well appointed, so you will have no problem if you want to eat in. The house has wifi too, I didn't watch any TV but it is there. There are markets within walking distance, and a couple of wine shops. I would say the house is good for a couple, or a couple with one to three teens. Oh, there is no door to the master bathroom, not a real problem though. There are 3 bathrooms total. Oh, ask about the hot water. You have to flip a breaker for hot water in the afternoon (easy to do). There is an energy saver built in, so you have to over ride it. The property is spotless and updated, so it is very nice. I highly recommend to fellow Americans, and it isn't far from Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. I would recommend a private tour guide for exploring the beaches (whether one day or 5 days if you are going all week). Laurence leaves a lot of good info for you, so you will have plenty of info. We had a great time staying for the 70th anniversary of D-Day, thanks Laurence!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Cbhicago, IL USA
5

Perfect In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a FANTASTIC stay! The home is charming, and provides the perfect location for visiting the Normandy Beaches, Mont St. Michel, Bayeux, and the Pays d'Auge region. Also, Port-en-Bessin is a great place to explore with quaint restaurants, friendly people and harbor views (from almost every window in the home). Laurence is a joy to work with and even went out of her way to help us get a dinner reservation at her favorite restaurant that was completely booked for the evening. We have traveled all over the world, always renting homes, and this home is one our new favorites. Thanks, Laurence!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Idyllic Seaside Escape

  • 5 of 5

Un Bateau Sous Mon Transat is one of those places you can't believe you are lucky enough to live in, even if just for a week. The house is perfectly positioned at the port and within walking distance of everything you could need downtown (groceries, restaurants, souvenirs, fresh seafood). Trails up the bluffs leave from just down the street and you can watch the tide come in and out from the front stoop. Inside, the house is warm and welcoming, from the spacious, well-equipped kitchen to the cozy bedrooms upstairs. For our family of five with two separate couples, having the bedrooms separated in what was essentially two separate houses was perfect and offered just the right amount of privacy. Laurence couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful - she answered texts promptly and was seemingly always around when we had a question. Her advice for restaurants was perfect as well and we enjoyed several good meals (and some fabulous ice cream at a farm outside town) on her advice. You can't go wrong with any of Laurence's properties but our stay at Un Bateau was truly magical. I would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A beautiful experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Port en Bessin, possibly the highlight of our six week vacation in France. The fisherman's cottage is beautiful, authentically renovated and superbly designed. The quality of the fittings is high and it is well catered for families or couples wanting a romantic retreat. The games room was a hit with my sons and I. The location is perfect, overlooking the port it is easy to waste away hours just watching the tides come in and out whilst fishing boats cross by. Port en Bessin is a tranquil village with plenty of interesting cafés and specialty shops. Our three teenage sons and I spent hours just walking along the port walls and the cliff tops. It is located 10km or 10minutes from Bayeux which has plenty of excellent museums and shops to make it worth a number of trips. What made the stay so special however, was Laurence's hospitality. From the first introduction she was friendly and informative, ensuring that we got the most out of our stay. Throughout the week she was very helpful even helping my elderly parents to reschedule their train trip. Laurence's professionalism was evident from the first time that I made contact for our booking right to our final farewell. I would not hesitate in recommending any of her cottages in Port en Bessin or returning for another family vacation in the future.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Carn-Carpiquet
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Ouistreham
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Bayeux
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Caen
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From €990 Per week

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Basse saison 2015
Mar 8 2015 - Apr 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€990
 
 
Printemps 2015
Apr 5 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,350
 
 
Haute saison 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Très haute saison 2015
Jul 12 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
14 night minimum stay
€1,850
 
 
Haute saison 2015
Aug 31 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Automne 2015
Sep 13 2015 - Nov 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,350
 
 
Basse saison
Nov 15 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
€990
 
 
Noel Jour de l'An
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,450
 

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Port-en-Bessin-Huppain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On the ground floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Exceptional sea view
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Yesteryear charm, sea view through Velux
  • Un Bateau sous mon Transat boasts 3 bathrooms or shower rooms and toilets, each of them entirely tiled with a stylish and design charm, in mosaic or in earthenware (style subway), hand basins and brand plumbing fixtures with an uncluttered design et with a yesteryear charm. Shower room 1 is en-suite and open on bedroom 1 (master). This contemporary sober area with grey shades is totally facing the sea with a beautiful view of the outer harbour, the sea and the horizon. Walk-in shower. Bathroom 2 is en-suite to bedroom 2 with a nostalgic style. Ancient hotel washbasin, freestanding tub and yesteryear charm plumbing fixtures. Panelling ceiling, white earthenware walls (subway style) and grey mosaic floor for a family house spirit of the beginning of the century. View of the sea and the harbour entrance from the Velux. Shower room 3 is en suite to the ground floor room (bedroom or office), a simple and contemporary space with white earthenware and black mosaic floor. Walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Exceptional sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Sea view from Velux, Baby cot available upon request
  • Un Bateau sous mon Transat is perfect for 2-5 people. Beddings are new, duvets and sheets provided. The beds are made upon your arrival. Cot. 2 bedrooms with bathroom Bedroom 1 (2 people): master bedroom with walk-in shower and spectacular view of sea, outer harbour and horizon from the bed and the shower. High ceiling. 160 x 200 king size bed. Bedroom 2 (3 people) : for 1 couple, or 2 adults and 1 child, or 3 persons, with 3 beds (90 x 190) and enclosed bathroom with bathtub and wash basin with yesteryear charm. 2 of the beds can be joined to form a large 180 x 190 bed. Sea view through Velux.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
On the ground floor (courtyard side), you will find an independent room which serves as game room with bar table football and games for children (books, toys, etc.). Beach toys available (prawn net, spades and pails, etc.), garden furniture and deckchairs. Laundry room with washing machine, large capacity tumble dryer and sink. There, you can store bicycles, hiking shoes, golf material, etc. Baby equipment upon request (baby cot, high chair, baby phone...) if available upon booking. By day, a small part of the courtyard shared with the neighbours and south oriented is for you to put a small garden table or deck chairs, for a little moment under the sun, listening to the seagulls and the soft sound of the waves on the hold.

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