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 !!
ONCE MORE, ST GEORGES WAS AGAIN AWARDED A 'PAVILLON BLEU' (BLUE FLAG) IN 2015 : THIS DEMONSTRATES THAT THE BEACH IS CLEAN AND THAT THE SEA WATER IS UNPOLLUTED.
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 !
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
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 THREE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IS FOLLOWING THE FAMILY TRADITION !
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
We have just returned from two weeks holiday and it could have not been better, we came home on the 9th Aug 09. We have been to France eight times in the last nine years and this has been one of the best holidays we have had. Myself and my wife who are 46 and 45, plus we have two sons aged 17 and 11 also we had the grandparents who are in there 70s with us. First the apartment was fantastic loads of space,tv,dvd,washing machine, local information good, attractions further a field good. It was great to have all our food on the balcony over looking the sea. The caretaker was always there if you need him. Too sum the holiday up we are booking again next year for three weeks.
Very happy family
Kevin & Carol
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).
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,146|
A SECURITY DEPOSIT (1 WEEK'S RENTAL) IS REQUIRED ONE MONTH BEFORE ARRIVAL.IF THERE IS NO DAMAGE IN THE APARTMENT, IT WILL BE RETURNED AFTER THE VISITORS 'DEPARTURE.
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