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Stylish large family villa with private pool, View Of Grand Dune

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa: 3 bedrooms + , sleeps 11. With apartment and pool.

Villa with terrace, garden with table tennis and private swimming pool. Set in quiet cul-de-sac on exclusive forest estate above the Bay of Arcachon with views of The Grand Dune du Pyla and only a short stroll down to the beaches, bars, restaurants, sophisticated yet intimate outdoor nightclub and convenience store. The villa has a terrace and balcony overlooking the pool, with two king size bedroom suites with en-suite bathroom and jacuzzi bath, twin bedroom and single bed on mezzanine. There is a large open-plan living area with open log fire and kitchen, opening out to terrace with 'plancha' BBQ and outside dining. Shower room, hall w.c. and laundry room. The apartment at pool level can be reached by interior and exterior stairs. The apartment has a double bedroom with view of pool, wet room with separate WC. The open plan living area has its own kitchen and opens out to poolside dining area. There is a tennis table in the garden. Wifi, satillite(french tv), dvd players

Conveniently situated in Pyla-sur-Mer, the property is in a safe and secluded area surrounded by pine trees in an elevated position, and yet only minutes from the white sand beaches and blue sea of the Bay of Arcachon. The area is very sophisticated and yet offers all the attractions a family of all age groups could wish for. The bustling town of Arcachon is 15 minutes drive away, with it's chic boutiques, bars, restaurants, casino and from where a short boat ride can be taken across the bay to Cap Ferrat, (tourist train ride, more bars, restaurants, boutiques, oyster shacks, surfing beaches on Atlantic side). Port Plaisance is a little further along with it's marina, (sailing, charters along the coast as far as San Sebastian, deep sea fishing and jet skiing available), and yet more bars and restaurants. Just 10 minutes along the coastal road from the villa lies Moulleu, a lively town with art galleries, boutiques, more bars and restaurants. Just past there is a stunning promenade with beach bars, thalassotherapy spa, tennis club with bistro where courts can be hired by the hour. 5 minutes inland from the villa, at La Teste, one can savour the famous bay oysters at the various picturesque shacks. There are night clubs and discos, yet with no rowdy behaviour. There are sailing schools and clubs for all levels. The Grand Dune du Pyla is just 3 minutes drive away, with it's boardwalk of cafes. The breathtaking view from the top, (particularly at sunset), is well worth the climb as it spans the whole of the bay . There is also a hang gliding school and club there. Carry on south along the forest lined coastal road to reach Biscarosse, (one of the best surfing beaches in Europe), only 20 minutes drive from villa and another lively beach town. The forest along the way hides picnic areas and sand dunes and discreet bars and restaurants and yet another amazing stretch of white sand beach. A little inland from Biscarosse is the lake, (there are several in the area), so big it looks like a bay. It boasts tropical style bars and restaurants, safe bathing for children with water play area, water skiing, speed boats and sailing. There is also a stable that does beach rides in the area. There is an adventure park, a zoo, and on 10 minutes from the villa a water slide park, kiddies park, donkey rides, and exhibition centres. Two more casinos and several discos and nightclubs. The area abounds with golf clubs and tennis courts and clubs. There is also an impressive bird sanctuary at La Teich, as well as the 'Island of birds' in the bay with it's distinctive 'cabanes', which can be reached on boat rides. If all of this were not enough, the very beautiful and historic Bordeaux and it's international airport is only 40 minutes drive. The chateaux with their wine tasting can also be accessed easily. More coastal towns such as Lacanau lie across the Bassin, as does the Medoc wine region. And not to forget that the area is perfect and safe for cycling; hire shops are in abundance. If one wanted, there is white sand beach all the way along the coast south to Spain, 180 km away.

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Pyla sur Mer Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Food waste to be taken to Dune bins every two or three days and not put in bins outside villa in hot weather, (due to flies attracted).
  • Waste to be disposed of in line with recycling rules: bottles and cans to be taken to decheterie if space in appropriate bins is filled.
  • Pets to be cleaned up after in garden and furniture protected.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - jetted tub , Jacuzzi bath in master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , villa
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite to 2nd bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , entrance hall, villa
    Bathroom 5 - shower , apartment
  • The shower room and wc. in the villa is shared by the master bedroom, twin bedroom and mezzanine on top floor. The two king-sized bedrooms have ensuite baths (jacuzzi in top bedroom), and in terrace level bedroom a separate toilet. The apartment at pool level bedrooms share shower room and separate w.c.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , villa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , villa
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , villa
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , On open mezzanine, villa
  • There are three private bedrooms in the villa; two king-sized with en-suite baths, one twin. Plus a single bed on the mezzanine. Sleeps up to 7. There are 2 bedrooms in the apartment. Sleeps 4. Master bedroom opens out to own balcony. King-size bedroom 2 opens out to terrace. Apartment bedroom and living area open out to pool patio.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The property is on three levels with steps down to entrances to villa and apartment. The apartment can be accessed from the inside also. It is in a quiet cul-de-sac with ample parking for several or more cars. The pool measures 10x5 metres and is surrounded by security fence. It is not shared. Apartment terrace area has paddling pool and is enclosed for toddlers. Dogs may stay in apartment by prior arrangement, (not allowed in villa).


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Stylish large family villa with private pool, View Of Grand Dune
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Formidable vacance

  • 5 of 5

It is one of the best holidays we have had in a very Long Time with a lovely house which has everything you need a great swimming pool which is hard to get out of , then the dune of pyla which is a lot bigger than you could ever imagine but Well worth the walk up with its amazing views, there is a zoo also that is great to visit And also a few minutes walk from the villa there is a great reasturant , but we also spent a lot of Time at the villa its in a great location with a glass or two of wine And a grilled fish caught in the ocean a stones throw away And a dip in the pool its paradise , the beach is only a few minutes away too . The down side is we did not have enough Time to do everything we would have liked to do , so we Will without a doubt be back for longer next Time . Thanks for an amazing holiday .

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Paul & Co, you are welcome back anytime at a discount! (You caught a fish in the ocean? Wow)!!
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Fabulous house, ideally located for beach

  • 5 of 5

We’ve been coming to Arcachon and Pyla sur Mer on and off for over ten years and can honestly say this was the loveliest house we’ve stayed in, with Michaela and Steve the best and most helpful of hosts. We'll definitely be coming back.

The house was stylish, spacious and very well equipped with everything we needed. It was all beautifully presented. Inside the rooms were clean, airy and tastefully decorated; outside, the large pool and table tennis table were a huge hit with everyone, while the long table on the terrace was great for long suppers. The large downstairs apartment, which was perfect for our twenty-somethings, would be ideal for grandparents or two families who are holidaying together.

Fabulous location, just 5 minutes from the beach in a quiet cut-de-sac with great views across to the Dune du Pilat. Being close to the Dune it’s slightly quieter than Arcachon and Le Moulleau but we found everything we needed on the doorstep. The beach was a 5 minute walk, along with a very good local store, bar and restaurant. Arcachon was a ten minute drive, or there’s a handy bus service. Le Moulleau was a half hour stroll up the beach.

Close to the Dune itself (a ten minute walk) we found two excellent Philippe Starck hotels and restaurants, La Corniche on the edge of the Dune (with astonishing views across the bay and over to Cap Ferret), and La Haitza at the foot of the Dune. We also came across a great beach-bar - Blockhaus. We loved strolling down the beach to have breakfast there and it was a great venue for watching the sun go down over Cap Ferret. Our teenagers really loved its surf shack vibe.

For over twenty years the beaches of Arcachon and Pyla sur Mer have been a perfect location for our family holidays. As our children have grown from toddlers to teenagers to adults we’ve always found something to keep everyone happy and without a doubt, this has been

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gill and family, the perfect guests! We are looking forward to seeing you again this year.
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We had a wonderful experience staying here

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were greeted and shown around by Michaela, the owner of the villa - everything was spotless and there was even a bowl of fruit in the kitchen and flowers in all the bedrooms! The pool was wonderfully warm and we had nice weather the entire duration of our stay - with the beach nearby, clubs, water sports and shops we were spoilt for choice with things to do! We had an unforgettable experience staying here

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très belle villa, pas propre et pas entretenue

  • 1 of 5

Lorsque nous sommes arrivés, la villa correspondait bien aux photos, mais la maison était très sale, le ménage n'avait pas été fait correctement, il restait même une couche bébé dans une poubelle, du dentifrice dans un lavabo, des traces de savons et diverses crèmes sur les tablettes des salles de bain, plusieurs ampoules étaient grillées, pas de lumière ni de lunette dans l'un des WC, la plancha était rouillée, la piscine avait tournée (il nous a fallu plus de 3 jours et plus d'une dizaine de kg de produits pour pouvoir nous baigner), le mobilier d'extérieur est rouillé et les tables en plastique cuites par le soleil. a part ça tout va bien...beaucoup trop cher pour la prestation

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guests of three families complained on arrival that the interior stairs to to the apartment were not clean. It was explained to them that, as part of the basement and utility area and not the main entrance to the apartment, which could be reached outside, it was not kept to the same standard as the rest of the property. However, they demanded a further discount, which was denied, and they went on to post this completely false review. Which is a shame, as we have had many satisfied and delightful visitors.
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Michaela Villiers-Kendall
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bordeaux Merignac
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
San Sebastian, Spain
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Bordeaux/Dune du Pyla
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: recommended

The villa is situated above the Bassin d'Arcachon in a wonderfully secluded and safe residential pine-forested area, (the scent of the pines and the sound of the sea and birds and little else, has a practically tranquillising effect)! And yet it is only a short stroll down to bars, restaurants, a discreet outdoor Moroccan style nightclub and a convenience store, (400 metres). The beach is just across the road, and The Grand Dune du Pyla is just 3 kilometres away and can be seen from the top balcony. The lively town of Moulleau is 5 minutes drive towards Arcachon, The wonderful promenade with beach bars and restaurants just beyond, (along with thalassotherapy spa and pool at The Novotel, tennis club with restaurant, indoor public pool, sailing school nearby). Just a little further along is the chic bayside town of Arcachon where boats can be taken to Cap ferrat, across the Bassin. There is a railway station there where trains can be taken to Bordeaux and all that it offers. Just beyond the town is Port Plaisance with it's marina, where boats of all descriptions can be chartered and jet skiis hired. 20 minutes south of the villa is biscarrosse, with it's famous surfing beach, and Biscarosse lake, (another day trip in itself).

The motorway to Bordeaux is only 5 minutes drive from the villa, (it takes 40 minutes to get to the airport and 50 the the centre of Bordeaux.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $34.87
Cleaning $348.72

A security deposit of 2,000 pounds or 2,500 Euros is payable by cheque on arrival, to be returned on departure less any breakages or missing items, (these can be paid for in cash by agreement).

Linens are provided, except for pool/beach towels.

A wide selection of DVD’s are available for hire with a returnable deposit of 50 Euros

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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