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Astrid Barbey

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

Charming apartment in a small fishing harbour from Normandy. 2 nights minimum.

24 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

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

L'Esprit Du Port 2 bedrooms,this is the ideal place to visit the landing beaches

On the harbour, a stone's throw away from the fishing boats, restaurants, shops, the weekly market and 150 m from the sea. Charming duplex apartment, with a seaside atmosphere where the old and the contemporary meet.

Located on the first floor of an old stone house (over a florist), apartment of about 65 sq.m, sleeps 4 people. It includes a fully fitted kitchen (ceramic hob, extractor, oven dishwasher, fridge, TV, hi-fi stereo system, iPhone dock...) with amazing view of the harbour, one bathroom with washbasin, shower, toilet, washing machine and tumble dryer.

On the top floor there are 2 bedrooms in the attic, with roof window, they are very comfortable. One of them has a bed of 160 x 200, a lounge area (sofa, 2 armchairs, TV, DVD). The second bedroom has 2 beds of 80 x 190, they can be joined to have one 160 x 190 bed. Second WC.

New quality equipment, cosy comfort, Wi-Fi, selection of books, CDs, DVD player... Rentals are made on the dates of your choice, with a minimum of 2 nights: weekend, mid-week, week. The prices are all inclusive (charges, linen, sheets, bath towels and tea towels - final cleaning, Wi-Fi). Free car park nearby. No parking in front of the house; however, you can park for a few minutes to unload you bags. No smoking, pets are not allowed. The owner of 'L'Esprit du Port' also has small apartments for two people in 'La Maison Matelot' (Abritel ref. N°873395), located 50 m away.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Astrid Barbey (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

Charming apartment in a small fishing harbour from Normandy. 2 nights minimum.
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Quaint apartment in Port en Bessin

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights at this property, allowing us to see the landing beaches and the countryside of Normandy. The apartment was beautiful and situated perfectly next to the canal. Astrid was a charming and helpful lady which added even more to the weekend.

We wouldn't hesitate to return or to recommend this to anyone looking for a small, quiet village by the sea in Normandy, centrally located, and with all the comforts and amenities you would ever need.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cute - great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this apt near the coast. The apt was very cute and clean, and was perfect for our family of 4-plus it was well-equipped with coffee maker, W/D, hairdryer, corkscrew, etc. Astrid was very accommodating -- met us to show us the apt when we arrived and then again when we were departing to return our deposit. This was a perfect spot for doing a tour of the D-day attractions; we also had a car and did a day trip to Mont St-Michel and Bayeux. There are cute local restaurants and stores, although things do tend to shut down at a fairly early hour each evening. We highly recommend this apt and would happily stay there again! As mentioned by others, there are stairs if that is an issue.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rehoboth, MA 02769
5

Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I spent 10 days in Port-en-Bessin, the excellently located base for all things Normandy. Astrid met us and was helpful in every way. She also runs a downstairs pop-up design shop, open on Sundays only where she serves the most delicious and filling brunch. The apartment is decorated like one you'd see in a magazine. Great charm and comfort coupled with the most modern conveniences. Steps from the harbor, shops, restaurants and the Sunday open air market. Very easy drive to all the landing beaches, Bayeux, Caen, Balleroy chateau. A bit further, but certainly doable, drives to Rouen, Giverny, Honfleur and Mt. St. Michel. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it heartily to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vienna VA USA
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this delightful vacation apartment. Astrid met us and explained everything about the apartment and then left us to enjoy and relax. She also provided some helpful recommendations for restaurants and sights.

As far as the apartment, I felt like this was a home makeover from a magazine or TV. The layout was well organized, with very efficient use of space. The bathroom was modern, had lovely towels and a even a washer/dryer tucked behind the door. The kitchen was very well-equipped. It even had two kinds of coffee brewers. The nautically decorated upstairs had a comfortable bed and our room had a little sitting area where my husband did a bit of work. The location is excellent. The water, the shops and so many restaurants are right there. Free parking and a little grocery store are just steps away. A great place to stay and a very kind and helpful landlady.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay whilst in Normandy. We used it as a base to explore all the landing beaches and related museums for our daughters history syllabus.

The apartment is above a quaint tea shop overlooking the port but does not have any noise from below. There is a fantastic kitchen (looks very new!) and a shower room with washer and dryer which was very handy!

Upstairs there is a double room with sitting area and a twin room, between both a small toilet room.

The hostess, Astrid, is a delight and ensured we were very happy in our temporary home from home!

The attention to detail of furniture and decoration was lovely, even down to the Ralph Lauren towels!!

Highly recommended :)

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Newton, MA
5

Delightful apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Steps from the harbor in Port en Bessin, this adorable apartment is unusually stylish and well-equipped. There were so many thoughtful details, including great CDs, books and films about the history of the area, and even cookbooks with ideas for preparing the local fish that we bought down at the dock. Astrid gave us a warm welcome and offered a lot of good advice. I only wish we could be there for her pop-up restaurant this summer! Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Caen-Carpiquet
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Ouistreham
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Bayeux

Located in the heart of the landing beaches (10 km from the artificial harbour of Arromanches, 10 km from Omaha Beach, and 20 km from the German graveyard of La Cambe...)

10 km from Bayeux (location of the Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde, declared World Heritage Site)

Region filled with World Heritage Sites (castles, manors, and churches...).

Gastronomy is also an important feature.

The owner will gladly tell you what there is to do in the area depending on your mood and tastes.

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Rates & Availability

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Tarif B
Jul 10 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,069
 
 
Tarif B
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$158
$1,069
 
 
Tarif B
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,069
 
 
Tarif B
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
$158
$1,069
 
 
Tarif B
Nov 13 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$158
$934
 
 
Tarif B
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$180
$1,069
 
 
Tarif B
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$158
$934
 
 
Tarif B
Feb 3 2017 - Feb 18 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
$158
$934
 
 
Tarif B
Feb 19 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$158
$934
 
 
Tarif A
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 22 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
$180
$1,069
 
 
Tarif A
Apr 23 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,069
 
 
Tarif A
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,069
 
 
Tarif A
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,069
 
 
Tarif B
Oct 20 2017 - Nov 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
$158
$934
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $338
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Inclus dans les tarifs : eau, électricité, chauffage, draps, linge de toilette, torchons, wifi, ménage de fin de séjour et produits de première nécessité pour vous dépanner à l'arrivée
Non-inclus : la taxe de séjour (0,75€ par nuit et par personne de plus de 13 ans).
Matériel bébé gratuit sur demande (lit pliant, chaise haute) et sous réserve de confirmation de notre part à la réservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 160 x 200 bed, sofa bed, armchairs, TV, DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 beds of 80 x 190. Upon request: joined as a 160 x 190 bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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