About the property
- Apartment807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, 1 BATHROOM (+ separate toilet), SLEEPS 6 PERSONS
DUPLEX APARTMENT FACING SOUTH-WEST, WITH PANORAMIC SEAVIEW SITUATED IN A WELL-MAINTAINED RESIDENCE (ACCESS BY DIGITAL CODE) WITH CARETAKER, LARGE PRIVATE GARDEN, LIFTS AND CYCLE/WINDSURF STORE.
ACCESS TO THE 4th FLOOR TO A LIVING/DINING AREA OPENING ONTO BALCONY FACING BEACH/SEA (EQUIPPED WITH TABLE, CHAIRS AND AWNING) AND SEPARATE KITCHEN.
DOWNSTAIRS TO 3rd FLOOR : 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS AND 1 TWIN-BEDDED (2 BEDROOMS GIVE ONTO SECOND BALCONY ALSO FACING BEACH/SEA, 3rd BEDROOM LOOKS OVER TREES AT BACK OF BUILDING), BATHROOM AND SEPARATE LAVATORY.
THE APARTMENT IS OWNERS' PERSONAL HOLIDAY HOME AND IS THEREFORE NOT FURNISHED SOLELY FOR THIRD PARTY USE !!
THE ALBATROS RESIDENCE IS THE ONLY LARGE BUILDING ALONG A 3 KM BEACH !!
IN 2017, ST GEORGES WAS AGAIN AWARDED A 'PAVILLON BLEU' (BLUE FLAG) : THIS DEMONSTRATES THAT THE BEACH IS CLEAN, THE SEA WATER IS NOT POLLUTED AND THAT THE RESPECT OF THE ENVIRONMENT IS AN ESSENTIAL FACTOR IN THE TOWN'S POLITICS .
Some lines from the 'Pavillon Bleu' organisation :
'The 4 kilometre long beach of Saint Georges, protected by the rocky points of Vallières and Suzac, shows our exceptional environment. In the North, at the Pointe de Vallières, at the foot of the lighthouse, the nice little harbour is a haven of peace. In the South, the forest of Suzac gives harmoniously way to the houses built under the trees. The forest which is composed of many Mediterranean species of trees, shows a temperate oceanic climate.'
14TH JULY & 15TH AUGUST : SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS ON THE BEACH : IDEAL VIEW FROM THE BALCONIES !
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About Micheline McCarthy
I AM PARISIAN, MARRIED TO AN ENGLISHMAN, AND WE LIVE IN THE SUBURBS OF PARIS. NOW THAT WE ARE RETIRED, WE ENJOY SPENDING MORE TIME AT SAINT GEORGES DE DIDONNE AND ALSO IN ENGLAND WHERE OUR SON AND HIS FAMILY NOW LIVE.
Micheline McCarthy purchased this Apartment in 1975
Why Micheline McCarthy chose Saint-Georges-de-Didonne
I SPENT ALL MY CHILDHOOD SUMMER HOLIDAYS IN SAINT GEORGES DE DIDONNE. MY PARENTS WERE SO ATTACHED TO THE AREA THAT THEY BOUGHT THE APARTMENT AS A SECOND HOME FOR THEIR RETIREMENT. OUR SON ALSO SPENT A LOT OF HIS HOLIDAYS IN THE APARTMENT AND NOW HIS TWO CHILDREN ARE FOLLOWING THE FAMILY TRADITION !
What makes this Apartment unique
THE SUPERB SITUATION FACING THE BEACH AND THE SEA AND CLOSE TO THE SHOPS. THE SPACE AND COMFORT OF THE APARTMENT WHICH GIVES ONTO TWO LARGE BALCONIES. THE RESIDENCE ITSELF AND THE GARDEN WHICH ARE WELL MAINTAINED BY THE RESIDENT CARETAKER.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A very clean and well equipped property in an excellent location!
Very clean, well equipped and welcoming apartment - perfect for our family holiday.
3 spacious bedrooms, 2 sharing a balcony overlooking the beach and sea.
The living room has a separate balcony and being on the 4th floor also offers wonderful beach and sea views, there was always something to watch.
Ideally located to access the long wide sandy beach of St Georges, with town centre bars, bakers, restaurants and U Express only a short walk away.
No issues experienced with on street parking despite it being the height of the season.
Would happily recommend a stay here
We are grateful that you have taking the time to write such a full review on our site and that it should be so complimentary. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday.
Micheline and Philip
Beach apartment with stunning views
The apartment was a good base for our week's holiday at Saint-Georges-de-Didonne. It was spacious, clean and well-equipped. As in the description, the apartment is used by the owners and has more personal items than usual in a holiday let. We particularly enjoyed having breakfast and lunch on the balcony with its stunning views. The apartment is only a short walk from the village centre and its indoor market selling a fantastic range of foods. In the evenings we ate at the various restaurants around the village square and enjoyed the entertainment there. As well as the beach just across the road, we hired boards and spent a great day at one of the Atlantic beaches up the coast from Royan. We also visited the pretty village of Talmont and took the ferry from Royan to the Medoc and enjoyed visiting the wine growing areas there. Micheline, the owner, was very helpful throughout, even sendng us an annotated town plan after booking and being available via email during our holiday if necessary. The caretaker of the building was also available and friendly. We wouldn't hesitate recommending this apartment and the location.
Lovely apartment, excellent location.
Lovely well equipped, clean apartment, right on the beach, we loved the easy access to the beach and the amenities. If you don't want to use the car you don't have to, lovely walks around the area, we walked into Royan and out to the lighthouse. We did drive to the zoo which was well worth a visit, probably the best zoo we have been to. We were lucky enough to watch the fantastic firework display from our balcony. The children loved the fact there was always something going on, with market stalls on the prom, a sand sculpturer working all week, being able to just cross the road and go for a swim anytime.
Relaxation at its best
My Wife and I have just returned from a wonderful week in St George Di Didonne. The view from the apartment balcony is wonderful exactly as it is pictured. The apartment is very well equipped and comfortable. It does front onto a main road but there is very little traffic noise at night. Parking was no problem either. There is plenty to see and do in the area. We are already planning our return Visit. Micheline & Philip were most helpful.
Our June Holiday touring the West Coast of France
We spent our middle week of three in this apartment for our June holiday 2010. It is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It is also very spacious and on two levels giving the feeling that it is a house rather than an apartment. The view from both balconies is exceptional overlooking the most beautiful beach and although the complex borders the main coast road there is little or no noise from traffic because it is set back behind well laid out gardens.
Our Holiday in St Georges de Didonne
Lovely apartment with stunning views - take your camera for wonderful sunset pics, looking right from main balcony. Loved sitting in the square of St Georges de Didonne, drinking, eating and on occasion listening to the church bells! Plenty of lovely places to visit along the coast, and our daughter "persuaded" us to drive to most of them. One week just simply wasn't long enough. Will definitely visit the area again, and would highly recommend this duplex apartment - owners are very friendly and helpful.
Saint-Georges is a pleasant small holiday resort attractively laid out with extensive floral displays. Situated beside a large sheltered bay and a pine forest at the mouth of the river Gironde, the village is just south of Royan. The residence stands in its own grounds which give directly onto the beach and the sea and the town centre is 5 minutes' walk away. A car is therefore not necessary for shopping. There is a large sandy beach with safe bathing and activities for children. Royan, 5 minutes drive away and also connected by bus, is the local centre, with a good selection of shops and a superb fish and general food market, a large marina and activities for all ages. La Rochelle and Bordeaux are about an hour's drive away. The Bordeaux vineyards are within easy reach as is the Dordogne area. Charente is known for seafood, Cognac and Pineau (local aperitif). Details of interesting chateaux, Romanesque churches and old fortified towns to visit are in the apartment, together with the addresses of good local restaurants. Other Activities: Children's beach clubs, sand-yachting (not available in July/August) Golf: The ROYAN GOLF CLUB (18 holes), 20 minutes drive from the apartment, is located in the Forêt de la Coubre, close to the sea. For more information : www.golfderoyan.com SPA CENTRE : Sea-water spa treatment is available all year in Royan at the THALAZUR/NOVOTEL centre (a brochure can be sent, if required).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
PAYMENTS TERMS : ONE WEEK'S RENTAL IS REQUIRED ON RESERVATION AND WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED SHOULD THE RESERVATION BE CANCELLED. THE REMAINING RENTAL DUE (PLUS THE COST FOR BEDLINEN, IF REQUIRED) SHOULD BE PAID ONE MONTH BEFORE ARRIVAL (A CHEQUE PAYMENT WILL ONLY BE CASHED ON THE DAY OF ARRIVAL) AND WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED IN THE CASE OF CANCELLATIONA A SECURITY DEPOSIT (1 WEEK'S RENTAL) IS ALSO REQUIRED ONE MONTH BEFORE ARRIVAL. THIS PAYMENT WILL NOT BE CASHED BUT WILL NORMALLY BE RETURNED AFTER THE VISITORS 'DEPARTURE IF THERE IS NO DAMAGE CAUSED IN THE APARTMENT DURING THEIR VISIT. ALL PAYMENTS RECEIVED ARE CONFIRMED BY E-MAIL. TERMES DE PAIEMENT : LE PAIEMENT D'UNE SEMAINE EST DEMANDE POUR CONFIRMER LA RESERVATION ET NE SERA PAS REMBOURSE EN CAS D'ANNULATION. LE SOLDE (PLUS LE COUT RELATIF A LA LOCATION DES DRAPS) SERA DEMANDE UN MOIS AVANT ARRIVEE (CHEQUE ENCAISSE LE JOUR DE L'ARRIVEE) MAIS NE SERA PAS REMBOURSE EN CAS D'ANNULATION DU SEJOUR. DEPOT DE GARANTIE : UN CHEQUE EQUIVALENT AU MONTANT D'UNE SEMAINE DE LOCATION SERA EGALEMENT DEMANDE UN MOIS AVANT ARRIVEE. IL NE SERA ENCAISSE QU'EN CAS DE DOMMAGES CONSTATES DANS L'APPARTEMENT EN FIN DE SEJOUR ET SERA SINON RETOURNE APRES LE DEPART DES VISITEURS. TOUT PAIEMENT EFFECTUE SERA CONFIRME PAR COURRIEL.