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Ile de Re newly refurbished village house minutes from beach

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


La Flotte House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom village house sleep 6, 5 mins beach, restaurants, market, bakers

A charming traditional house in la Flotte recently converted and refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation on 2 floors. The house is newly furnished and decorated and is on a very quiet village street about five minutes' walk from the market, bakery, the beach and the harbour and most of the restaurants. The house sleeps 6 and has one shower room upstairs with separate WC.

Ground floor: one very large sitting room / dining room with a kitchen in one corner, and with sliding glass doors which form a movable glass wall opening onto the little courtyard. There is garden furniture outside for al fresco dining. There is a sofa and armchairs beside the fireplace in the sitting room, a dining table with 6 chairs, and another sitting area opening onto the courtyard.

1st floor: 2 twin bedrooms, one double, shower room and separate toilet.

TV / DVD, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, refrigerator etc

Parking outside house

50% deposit required as confirmation of booking, remaining 50% payable 6 weeks in advance of date holiday begins. Additional £400 deposit cheque held to cover possible damage during rental of house, only cashed if needed. Guests must provide copy of own insurance to cover any more significant damage to property. Bed linen and towels available at additional charge of £20 per person per week. Key collection before 1900 on arrival day.

Our house is warm and welcoming in winter as well summer months, and Re is attractive in different ways throughout the year. Autumn in La Flotte can be warm enough for the beach, or frosty, but it is often sunny. Spring comes early, with frequent blue skies and mild sunshine. The winter can be windy and bracing, exhilarating by the sea but sheltered on forest paths or in the villages. La Flotte is delightfully quiet out of season, but most of the restaurants open on different nights, so there is usually a choice and always a warm welcome.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Felicity Malcic
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german
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based on 17 traveler reviews

Ile de Re newly refurbished village house minutes from beach
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews

Charming Village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Flotte in July 2009 and had a wonderful time. It is a charming village which is ideal for families with young children as it has a small selection of beaches, some lovely ice cream shops and a carousel at the end of the pier which was definitely the highlight for my two daughters (3 and 1.) There is a good selection of bars, café’s and restaurants and the vast majority were very accommodating to children. There are plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling around the island and although we had initially thought of hiring a car we decided against it as there really was no need. We went into La Rochelle a couple of times and found the bus that leaves from the centre of the village ideal.

The accommodation was very good with the main plus being its location. It was a short stroll form the centre of La Flotte which was ideal as it meant that we could easily walk into the middle, or to the beach, but it was also quiet at night time.

The house was clean and tastefully decorated. When we arrived there was some supplies left for us and the kitchen was well equipped. We had a party of 4 adults and 2 children and we all felt that the house was spacious enough for us all. The garden outside was very small but the decking ran straight from the living room outside so when the sliding doors were open my 1 year old could easily crawl out. The garden was completely enclosed so that it was very safe for my daughters to play.

The only downside was that the stairs were very steep and curved round so that even my 3 year old needed help up and down. Perhaps a stair gate would be helpful for ever adventurous toddlers?

The owners were very helpful and accommodating by letting us stay an extra night to accommodate flights, this was greatly appreciated.

I would recommend this property to friends and family and we fully intend to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always want guests to enjoy our holiday home and are delighted when we hear that they do! We try to provide all the basics to make life easier for a wide range of ages. We will think about adding a stair gate to baby equipment which we already provide in a convenient cupboard, which includes a high chair, booster seat, travel cot, children's table-wear, and a small selection of toys and books.
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Well-equipped, ideally situated in La Flotte, Ré

  • 5 of 5

Ideal stay with my sisters so we had a room each to ourselves. Beautiful house, ideally situated in La Flotte down a peaceful, pretty street, close to the port (restaurants, market, art galleries, shops, tourist office etc etc.) Very well equipped family home. The bikes were a real bonus, and the patio area was ideal for a breath of fresh air without moving from the house.

Highly recommended. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely village house near the port

  • 5 of 5

House was clean, comfortable, stylishly furnished, with everything we needed.

There are lots of enticing restaurants a few minutes away at the port; we bought local produce from the market, which was a picture in itself. Spent most of our time on the bikes provided and managed to see quite a bit of l'Ile de Re. Highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très très très agreable

  • 5 of 5

J'ai 46 ans et je suis toujours parti en vacances avec ce type de location : il s'agit là d'une des meilleurs que nous ayons fait.

Autant par sa décoration, son emplacement que sa convivialité.

Pour nous à refaire et pour vous à découvrir rapidement...

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely week at La Flotte

  • 4 of 5

It was everything that Felicity had promised - full of character, clean, very well equipped. Just a stroll from shops, restaurants etc. For one of the Ile's better beaches, a (very easy) bike ride was necessary. All the directions, key pick-up etc worked very smoothly.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful house in beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

Lovely old house situated in the heart of a sweet and picturesque town, simply and elegantly refurbished. Great location very close to excellent food shops, a great market and good bars and restaurants. Helpful owner. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
12.5 Kilometres
La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport
Nearest Train
19.9 Kilometres
Gare de La Rochelle
Nearest Motorway
10.6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
270 Metres
Chai nous comme Chai vous
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Plage de l'Arnerault
Car: not necessary

La Flotte is a very pretty village about 10 minutes drive from the toll bridge which connects the Ile de Re to La Rochelle on the French mainland. With year-round flights from several UK airports to La Rochelle, Re is good for holidays out of season as well as in summer, and the weather can be sunny and warm from April to October. The focus of the village is its little harbour, promenade, and sandy beach. The island can be explored on foot, by bike (on a network of dedicated cycle paths) by car or by bus; it offers a wide choice of beaches for swimming, sailing, and surfing. Each of Re's 10 villages has a different character, and the landscape also varies between farmland, vineyards, forests and salt marshes. Although the Re is a popular French holiday destination, development has been strictly controlled and the island's traditional character has been well preserved.


Rates & Availability

La Flotte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 9
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 4 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Rate 10
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Rate 11
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Rate 10
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $487

50% deposit secures confirmed booking
£400 damage deposit payable by cheque, held uncashed by owner and returned following holiday assuming there is no loss or damage
Guests to provide details of travel insurance, showing cover for accidental damage to holiday rental property
End of stay cleaning included (max 3hrs)
Linen hire available at additional charge

50% payment required to confirm booking, balance payable 6 weeks before holiday

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La Flotte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please do not smoke in the property. There is a mandatory cleaning charge covering max 3 hrs cleaning per rental. Bed linen and towels can be provided for an additional charge.

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