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Charming old village house

Ars-en-Ré, France
  • House753 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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.



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 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.


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 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


      • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
      • toilet
      • Shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin and shelf

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Resort
        • Rural
        • Village
        • Waterfront


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Heating
                      Electric heating
                    • Internet
                      High speed
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Blankets and pillows are provided Sheets, bath towels, tea towels (€ 16/person) can be rented
                    • Living Room
                      Living room: TNT TV, Free Wi-Fi Internet, DVD player, corner sofa, coffee table.
                    • Parking
                      Free parking close by
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Practical fully fitted kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Food processor, electric knife, chip pan, kettle.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          4 hobs gas cooker
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              High chair upon request
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  TNT 80 cm LD Thomson TV


                                    • Bicycles
                                      2 bikes available upon request For your information: rental store 100 m away
                                    • Boat
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      30 sq.m terrace with window box, sunny, not overlooked, quiet, with garden furniture (table and chairs), and barbecue.
                                    • Golf
                                      Miniature golf course 300 m away
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      300 m away


                                        • 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

                                                    • sailing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Separate toilet

                                                          24 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          A very Enjoyable weeks holiday

                                                          MICHAEL T.

                                                          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.

                                                          Not for winter staying.

                                                          Olafur J.

                                                          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

                                                          Vive les vacance

                                                          PIERRE D.

                                                          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 .

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Nous vous remercions pour votre appréciation et nous sommes ravis de vous accueillir chaque année.

                                                          Tres confortable et bien equipee avec un jardin adorable!!Pres du tous les amenities.Plage et ville

                                                          Noreena P.

                                                          La propriete est 5 minutes de la tres belle ville avec ses restaurants ainsi qu'elle est 5 mins de la plage qui est magnifique - un recif tres tres grand a basse maree avec des etangs etc.

                                                          La propriete est bien maintenue avec toute l'equipment necessaire pour cuisiner etc.

                                                          Le petit jardin est mignon mais tres fleuri et aussi tres ensoleille. Les chambres sont grands, la salle de bain avec son douche avec toilette separee sont bien adequats. La cuisine est bon avec four, microonde, etc.. et le salon est assez grand pour une famille.

                                                          M. Pacaud le proprietaire est tres gentil et toujours pret a vous aider et Mme. Sonia qui fait le menage est aussi tres gentille. J'espere que vous excuserez mon francais mais je vous souhaite des bonnes vacances a l'Ile de Re et en Ars en Re en particulier!

                                                          intérieur charmant mais extérieur décevant

                                                          caroline l.

                                                          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.

                                                          Séjour pendant les vacances de la Toussaint 2017

                                                          Pascal et Agnès B.

                                                          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 !


                                                          Ars-en-Ré, France

                                                          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

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          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'

                                                          24 Reviews
                                                          Good 3.9/5
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