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Charming old village house

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

A quiet and not overlooked house, with a sunny courtyard, 2 bedrooms

Charming house (70 sq.m) at the end of an alley in the heart of the village, quiet, with a sunny courtyard, not overlooked

Ars-en-Ré is rated among the most beautiful villages of France, in the heart of the marshes and with its alleys blooming with Common Hollyhocks, its old harbour, its market and its bell tower.

There are loads of bicycle paths to discover the wild landscapes; they lead to the beaches around Ars-en-Ré for fishing by foot or bathing.

Many activities: sailing school, horseback riding, thalassotherapy, tennis, miniature golf, beach, bicycle...

Fully fitted kitchen, very practical, with bar.

Lounge/dining room with table, 4 chairs, TNT TV, Free Wi-Fi Internet, DVD player, Louis XV sideboard, corner sofa, coffee table.

Bedroom 1 with bed of 140, bedside table, chest of drawers, storage space with shelves, mirror.

Bedroom 2 with bed of 140, bedside table, chest of drawers, Louis XV wardrobe, and mirror.

Shower room with shower and washbasin.

Separate toilet.

Laundry room with washing machine, ironing table and shelf.

The courtyard 1 (30 sq.m) is very pleasant, not overlooked, sunny, with a long window box including a climbing vine (grape-harvest in September).

Garden furniture, chairs and barbecue.

The courtyard 2 (10 sq.m) serves as a storage space for the beach accessories, the clothes line.

The house is equipped with blankets, pillows and bathmats.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Olivier

Married for more than 3 years, native from the Ré Island, surveyor for more than 20 years. We love bike rides, nature, observing migratory birds in the salt marshes. We like the wonderful beaches surrounding the village and go to the markets buy some local products.

Olivier purchased this house in 2012

Why Olivier chose Ars-en-Ré

We inherited this pretty house on the Ré Island, and we recently renovated it. This house has been in my family for almost 200 years. At the beginning of the XIXth century, it was a stable; which was later changed into a shoemaker's workshop. For more than 40 years, this lovely village house has been used as a holiday rental, and we are happy to propose holidaymakers an unforgettable stay between sea and marshes.

What makes this house unique

We love this pretty distinguished house of stone located at the end of an alley, quiet with its sunny courtyard and not overlooked to spend some delightful moments (rest and grilling). This courtyard has a vine allowing the holidaymakers to harvest the grapes in September. This house is very suitable for a couple with children, who can safely play in the courtyard surrounded by stonewalls; or for a retired couple wishing to enjoy the quiet and the practical and functional side of this house; or for friends wanting to gather around a table and grilling after nautical activities.


Ars-en-Ré House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
    - toilet
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin and shelf
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 with bed of 140, bedside table, chest of drawers, storage space with shelves, mirror. Bedroom 2 with bed of 140, bedside table, chest of drawers, Louis XV wardrobe, and mirror. Cot available upon request
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Separate toilet


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Charming old village house
average rating of 3.8695652 based on 23 reviews

A very Enjoyable weeks holiday

  • 4 of 5

Although you enter the property at the end of a small alley, it offers very private and secluded accommodation including a courtyard with all day sunshine and no overlooking. Best suited for a couple or small family, and can be a bit dark in poor weather, a lighting upgrade would help considerably.

Everything you need is provided, all was very clean, and the greeting and assistance we received all made it a great week in what is a delightful village on a delightful island.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not for winter staying.

  • 1 of 5

This property is not for winter stay. There is a moldy smell that comes after long time of no heating. Bath and toilet (that seams to be non-isolated) has no heating and is is cold specially at night. We had leased it for 9 days, but had to leave after 5 days. We could not contact anybody at the time we left and got contact 3 days later. The owner did not answer my e-mails and had not done it yet

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vive les vacance

  • 5 of 5

Maison très agréable et idéalement placer pour passer un bon séjour .L’équipement général est très bon .La personne qui reçoit les vacanciers est très agréable et serviable .Je recommande cette maison pour visiter l’île de ré .

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous vous remercions pour votre appréciation et nous sommes ravis de vous accueillir chaque année.
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intérieur charmant mais extérieur décevant

  • 3 of 5

Très bon accueil. Gîte parfaitement situé, confortable, bien décoré. Cependant très sombre, vue du séjour sur mur et palissade. Salle de bain minuscule et non chauffée. Donc impression contrastée.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Séjour pendant les vacances de la Toussaint 2017

  • 1 of 5

La maison est bien située dans le village d'Ars en Ré et son aménagement intérieur est agréable et bien pensé. Cependant, la maison est particulièrement humide et très sombre. De plus, à notre arrivée, nous constatons que, hélas, l'internet ne fonctionne pas. Mais le plus dommageable c'est qu'il a fallu attendre trois jours pour qu'il soit rétabli sans vraiment d'excuses et sans information cohérente. A cela, il faut ajouter que nous avons eu le fort désagrément, d'être privés de chasse d'eau des toilettes (tombée en panne le mercredi) pendant les quatre derniers jours du séjour !! Nous avons prévenu le propriétaire qui n'a toujours pas répondu à ce jour ?? et avons eu comme seule réponse de la part de la personne qui gère le logement qu'il n'y avait rien de possible à faire puisque le plombier, s'il était prévenu, ne viendrait que le lundi suivant ?? Nous sommes donc en effet, plutôt déçus de ce séjour sauf en ce qui concerne l'ile et son environnement. Ajoutons qu'il s'agit de la première fois que nous vivons une telle expérience avec Abritel !

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Séjour de rêve à Ars en Ré

  • 4 of 5

La localisation de cette charmante et accueillante maison est idéale pour passer un séjour agréable et tranquille sur l'Ile de Ré. Ars-en-Ré est un joli et authentique village. Les pistes cyclables au départ de ce village permettent rapidement de découvrir les marais salants, le phare des Baleines et de magnifiques plages (Plage de La Conche, plages de Trousse Chemises et bien d'autres encore sur la Couarde-sur-mer et Bois Plage...). Le marché d'Ars-en-Ré, situé sur le Port, est ouvert tous les matins en été. On y trouve des produits régionaux, artisanaux et bien sûr beaucoup de produits de la mer. C'est un vrai plaisir au quotidien! L'Ile de Ré est un véritable paradis pour les amoureux de l'authenticité, du calme, des espaces "sauvages"... Bref, c'est l'idéal pour un séjour ressourçant et reposant.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
La Pallice
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
A10 highway
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
La Boire
Car: recommended

Observation of the migratory birds (more than 150 identified species), visit of the “Phare des Baleines” [the Lighthouse of the Whales], summer market, visit of the bell tower of Ars-en-Ré.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Pour valider votre réservation = suite à la réception du contrat de location (en 2 exemplaires) que nous vous enverrons par courrier , nous retourner par voie postale 1 exemplaire signé du contrat de location accompagné d'un chèque d'arrhes (30% de la location). La totalité du paiement se fera à la remise des clés ainsi qu'un chèque de caution de 500 euros (qui ne sera pas encaissé, sauf en cas d'

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund