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Chez Mimi your escape to a relaxing rural holiday adjacent to a 'Cave'

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Situated in rural Vendee only 40 mins from the beautiful coast. The cottage comprises three bedrooms, two on the ground floor and one upstairs. All bedlinen and towels are provided. There is a spacious through lounge, dining room and kitchen and bathroom with bath/overhead shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, microwave, dishwasher and of course, a fridge/freezer for all the delicious french food, wine and cheeses available.

Guests have access to their own private courtyard equipped with BBQ and are more than welcome to share the large family area with a herb garden, rose garden and children's play area adjacent to the cottage. It is next to our house and we will be on site for any queries or help required.

The cottage is in a small village next to vineyards and a 'Cave' where you can sample and purchase local wines and 'Bubbles' at very competitive prices. We offer a welcoming, peaceful haven where you can relax and escape the pressures of modern life. Nearby in the village of St Etienne du Bois there is a Boulangerie, Pharmacy, Cafe and small shop. A supermarket (open Sunday mornings) can be accessed at Lege about 8 minutes drive away

More Details

Property Manager
Maureen Chez Mimi
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Maureen Chez Mimi

I am now retired from working within the community as a teacher of adults with literacy and numeracy difficulties aiding them towards employment. I have two gorgeous grandsons, who love their French house and garden and visit as often as possible.

I enjoy renovating property, gardening, reading and embroidery as well as walking my dog.

Why Maureen Chez Mimi chose Saint-Étienne-du-Bois

The house was discovered by chance and had been empty for 33 years. I love its size and shape and the amount of garden it has. The cottage has been renovated from the separate buildings known as 'dependence' in French. I am proud to have helped bring both properties back to life as places to share with family and friends. Having French family nearby is a wonderful added bonus.

What makes this cottage unique

The ambience is relaxing and restful, whilst being next to a 'Cave' is extremely handy for purchasing local wines and 'Bubbles.' Watching the vines move through the seasons is fascinating. When going for walks locally you are likely to spot deer, birds of prey and occasionally wild boar. It is a privilege to live in the little, rural village and there are many different attractions within short driving distances to cater for every single taste and interests

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you Maureen and Jerry for having us to stay in your lovely gite. Everything was perfect, we have never seen a gite as well equipped. Couldn't get the kids of the pirate ship! Within 5 minutes of meeting you, we all felt like visiting old friends. We have to come again soon! Best wishes B, S, G & C
May 2015
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Saint-Étienne-du-Bois Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a bath with an overhead shower facility, hand basin and toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Ground floor. Bedroom 1 has a king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Upstairs Bedroom 3 has a double and a single bed with a wardrobe and chest of drawers
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Chez Mimi your escape to a relaxing rural holiday adjacent to a 'Cave'
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

C'etait superr.....week end trés agréable

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Nous avons été trés bien accueilli par Maureen qui est une personne trés sympathique et chaleureuse

Le logement est trés propre ,fonctionnel,les chambres sont trés spacieuses.

Nous avons pu profiter du barbecue en terrasse du fait du beau temps

Le logement se trouve dans un petit village trés calme et agreable

Nous recommandons sans soucis et y retournerons avec plaisir

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci encore pour vos très aimables commentaires. J'espère que nous nous reverrons Cordialement Maureen Chez Mimi
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
St Etienne du Bois
Nearest Ferry
233 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
St Jean de Monts
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
St Gilles Croix de Vie
Car: necessary

This is a great area for cycling and running. We also have many attractions within short driving distance catering for all tastes - historical, adventurous and picturesque! Come and explore the Puy de Fou, Planete Savage, Coex's sensory garden, Apremont with its freshwater lake, Nantes chateau, Clisson and La Chabotterie - a significant manor house in Vendee's history.

We must not forget the miles and miles of coastal places to explore from Pornic to Noirmoutier right down to Les Sables D'Olonne host to the internationally famous Vendee Globe yacht race. Our favourites are St Jean de Monts with its golf course adjacent to the beach and St Gilles Croix de Vie, which has a pretty marina and nice restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $90.02

25% deposit is non refundable for cancellations within 2 months of arrival date

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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