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Villa 50m from the beach among the pines in beautiful St. Palais, nr Royan.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Saint-Palais-sur-Mer Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 5

Villa amongst the pine trees, 50 yards from a beautiful, quiet, sandy beach. Ideal for a family with small children. 8 minutes walk by cliff path (or local road with traffic for the surrounding villas only) to local shops, main beach, park and lake with children's playground with electric boat rides, mini-golf etc. Golf and horse racing in the vicinity. 7 km from Royan - a well known holiday resort with marina, tennis, swimming pools, riding, etc. The largest zoo in Europe at La Palmyre is only 6 miles away. One hour's drive from historic La Rochelle, Cognac, islands of Oleron, Aix and Ré. Direct access to approx. 30 miles of forest bicycle paths. 25 mins. by car-ferry to the Bordeaux Médoc vineyards the other side of the estuary.

Particularly suitable for a couple with young children : the town, shops and main beach are about 8 minutes away by footpath. Bicyle paths, free from traffic, start close to the bungalow.

Tennis and riding facilities are available in the vicinity; there is a large marina with all kinds of boating facilities at Royan. Sailing and sail board instruction is available in St. Palais.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Derek Gibson
Member since: 1997
Speaks: english, french, german
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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About Derek Gibson

We are a retired and active couple.

Derek Gibson purchased this villa in 1969

Why Derek Gibson chose Rochefort - Marennes area

The villa is in a marvellous holiday spot which our three children and now our three grandchildren much enjoy. This is why we recommand our holiday home for families with children.

What makes this villa unique

The wonderful La Palmyre zoo is only 6 miles down the road and we have a good quiet beach just on our doorstep!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many of our visitors are long term guests who come back year after year.
Nov 2007
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based on 13 traveler reviews

Villa 50m from the beach among the pines in beautiful St. Palais, nr Royan.
average rating of 3.9230769 based on 14 reviews

A lovely home with a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

My family (me, wife, two children age 6 and 9) stayed here in May 09. It's a nice house with good facilities. The area is lovely and quiet, yet only 5-10 minutes walk to the centre of St Palais. The real bonus is that it genuinely is only 50m to the beach. It's a lovely sandy beach but with some rocky outcrops with rock-pools and little crabs to seek out. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always very glad to have families staying at the villa as our own children have so many happy memories of holidays there. Thank you for the comments!
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Lovely little house in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a fantastic time at Villa 'Ke A ko' with my teenage daughter and her friend. It is a lovely little two bedroom house in a great location. 50m from the beach and a 10 minute walk on the coastal path to the town of Saint Palais Sur Mer. The owners daughter met us on arrival and was very helpful.We hope to return to Saint Palais sometime soon and wouldn't hesitate booking to stay at 'Ke A Ko' again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay so much.
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A lovely house, tucked away near the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Ke a ko was delightfull ! The location is amazing, so close to the beach and to st palais with all its charms.a comfortable and well equiped house.

My husband and I spent 2 memorable weeks and look forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday. We will look forward to seeing again next year!
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  • 4 of 5

We have stayed there as a small family (2 adults, 1 child) for three weeks (for the second time) and it is the ideal spot to explore the area, especially by bike. The house is quite small but sufficiently equipped (including a washing machine and TV), and there is a small yard to sit outside. The hosts are extremely nice and welcoming and arranged for early/late arrival. The location is unmatched. The beach is just down the street in a very quiet, yet in walking distance to Saint Palais centre with a great bakery, a daily market and cafés, everything you need. I would certainly recommend it to somebody who looks for a simple, yet very convenient place.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday; many thanks for your kind comments.
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St palais sur mer

  • 2 of 5

J ai été déçu maison très humide la literie pas bonne

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Il s'agit d'une petite villa de bord de mer très agréable et tranquille avec une bonne literie. Des travaux cet automne ont réglé le problème signalé par ce visiteur.
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Belle situation mais...

  • 2 of 5

Pour nous les + sont :

Un accueil convivial (nous avons été accueillis par la fille des propriétaires qui s'est montrée sympathique et nous as fournie un certain nombre d'informations pratiques).

La location est idéalement placée à deux minutes de la plage du platin et à 10 minutes à pied du centre ville)

La qualité des couchages est correcte.

Pas de problème pour se garer prêt de la location.

Les - sont:

L'ensemble des pièces devrait être rénover pour redonner de la fraicheur et de la clarté à cette location qui est très vieillissante car du coup on ne se sent pas bien à l'intérieur. Ce n'est pas du tout "cosi", chaleureux.

La cour extérieur et petite, juste la place de mettre la table et les 4 chaises. Il n'y a donc pas de transat, et pas de barbecue par manque de place certainement.

Les propriétaires ont leur maison juste derrière la location est sont forcés de passer dans la petite cour de la location pour rentrer est sortir. C'est parfois un peu gênant.

La voisine d'en face s'exprime très souvent à voix haute sans se soucier du dérangement que cela peut causer, ça devient vite pénible....

En conclusion, cette location peut convenir à certaines personnes et moins à d'autre.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: En effet il s’agit d’une villa des années 1930 qui a conservé tout son charme, que l’on rénove régulièrement, idéale pour une famille avec des enfants mais qui ne convient pas pour ceux qui recherchent absolument le grand luxe. Le couple d’en face sont des retraités charmants toujours prêts à rendre service à nous-mêmes ou à nos locataires ! Nota : un barbecue sur roulettes est à la disposition des locataires dans le cagibi derrière la villa.
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
St. Palais
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Plage du Platin

The villa is 50 yards from our quiet beach, plage du Platin, in a protected area of St. Palais with no through traffic. The town is 4 miles north of Royan in Charente Maritime and 50 miles south of La Rochelle; the largest European Zoo at La Palmyre is 6 miles away. The Bordeaux vineyards can be reached by car-ferry from Royan (the crossing takes about 15 minutes). St. Palais is an ideal small holiday resort for children with its main beach, our much quieter beach just below the villa and many miles of bicycle paths through the forest.


Rates & Availability

Saint-Palais-sur-Mer Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
April-May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
1st half June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
2nd half June 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July-August 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
End August 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $273
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

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Saint-Palais-sur-Mer Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
  • Front bedroom with double bed. Back bedroom with 2 bunk beds and 1 single bed. Electric radiators are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The garden furniture is provided and the garden in front of the villa is perfect for meals outside. The villa and its situation make it particularly suitable for a family with small children, or older children with bicylces.

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