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Lovely villa, minutes on foot from the beach in La Couarde

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Just minutes on foot from fine sandy beaches, this entirely refurbished and newly equipped house for 8, situated in a tranquil location on the edge of La Couarde, offers charm, comfort and a typically Ile de Ré decor.

Enjoy breakfast croissants sitting on the patio outside the kitchen or unwind with a glass of local wine on the white-walled deck terrace adjoining the living area.

Peaceful pastel colours and 'old' furniture typical of the island make this the perfect setting for a truly relaxing holiday amidst the vineyards, pretty towns and miles of easy cycle paths on the unspoilt Ile de Ré.

More Details

Jenny Rogers
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

It’s the perfect base for exploring the many delights of the island and taking a stroll to the beautiful local beach. The property is tastefully furnished yet very practical for a family holiday. We particularly enjoy sitting out in the fragrant landscaped patios – ideal for a spot of lunch or a glass of the local wine!
Aug 2014
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La Couarde-sur-Mer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub
    Bathroom 2 - tub
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Lovely villa, minutes on foot from the beach in La Couarde
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at this wonderful house and loved every minute. The house was in perfect condition and was immaculately clean upon arrival. Bottle of wine, water and local biscuits awaiting us with a bunch of flowers and ready made beds! Last time I checked into the Doubltree I got a cookie only ... The house is very well equipped and the shed is full of beach games, buckets & spades and kites. You will have morning sun in the kitchen where I did my Yoga every and lunch in the sun on the patio at the back. Outdoor space was sufficient for our girls to play and run around. The walk to the beach is simple and short - a walk down to the Cafe de Plage for burgers and walk back when sun is setting is highly recommended. So all in all, fabulous stay, we did not want to leave and will most certainly return. Many thanks to owner and host Jenny.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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"The house was spotless, ...

  • 5 of 5

"The house was spotless, and very beautifully decorated, giving a peaceful retreat. There was room for 2 families with 4 young children between them. Very close to sea and beach, and village of La Couarde (all easy walking and accessible with pram). Shop, market etc all easy to get to. No view as such but lovely terraces to front and back. Plenty of kitchen equipment and lots of toys, beach equipment supplied. Not much could be improved."

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
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"We spent a very happy tw...

  • 5 of 5

"We spent a very happy two week holiday staying in this perfect Ile de Re house. The location was great, just a sort walk from the beach and Jenny's house has everything you could possibly need for hot sunny or cool wet August days. We would love to return."

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
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"The quality of the accom...

  • 5 of 5

"The quality of the accommodation is of a very high standard. The attention to detail is also of a very high quality, as are the surroundings, access to facilites and amenities."

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
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"Very nicely furnished, w...

  • 5 of 5

"Very nicely furnished, well equipped kitchen, 5 mins from lovely sandy beach."

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
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"This is the second time ...

  • 5 of 5

"This is the second time we've stayed in the house; we were there for one week in 2006 and decided on two weeks this year. It’s so well maintained you’d think we were the first people ever to rent the house. The accommodation is second to none, spotless clean, comfy beds, parking out-front and very quite. There’s everything you'll need for a perfect holiday from beach towels, buckets and spades, bicycles to a washing machine, dishwasher, DVD and TV, broadband, hairdryers, bath towels, first aid kit, and no nothing has been forgotten. After a day cycling and site seeing returning to this splendid house made a perfect holiday for us. A real home from home and we have no hesitation in recommending this house to friends and family."

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
La Rochelle - Ile de Ré
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
The nearest beach is Plage des Prises, 300m away


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Flights from London to La Rochelle.

Airport to Ile de Ré:

For the time being, the best way is to take a taxi (approx. 50 euros each way). There is no direct public transport between La Rochelle Airport and the Ile de Ré.


You might wish to investigate flying to Bordeaux airport (e.g. with flybe) and hiring a car at the airport. The drive from Bordeaux Airport to the Ile de Ré takes just over two hours (motorway).


Just 5 minutes by car from St. Martin, the island’s lively capital, La Couarde is a small, pretty town with bags of typical Ile de Ré charm: whitewashed houses with green shutters, narrow lanes lined with hollyhocks, gourmet restaurants and family cafés, chi-chi boutiques and a daily outdoor market in the summer. Unwind on the fine, sandy beach or enjoy windsurfing, sailing, horse riding or cycling. The superb aquarium at La Rochelle, the beautiful La Palmyre Zoo (near Royan), Fort Boyard and, further afield, the vineyards of St. Emilion, make good day trip destinations.


The Ile de Ré is a beautiful island just off the coast of La Rochelle which has managed to keep much of its authentic character. It is dotted with nature reserves where multitudes of wild birds and animals live, protected from the advance of technology and mankind. The island is famous for its salt, which is collected by salters towards the western end of the island, its oysters and its potatoes, all of which you can enjoy in the many restaurants scattered throughout the island’s villages.

The waters around the Ile de Ré are loved by all watersports enthusiasts – windsurfers, yachtsmen and all sailors. The Atlantic Ocean is much less dangerous here than in other areas of the mainland coast so bathing is recommended for all.

To make your way around the island, get yourself a bike – it is by far the easiest and healthiest way to travel. There are more than 60 miles of specially adapted cycle paths which link all the main villages and beaches.


Rates & Availability

La Couarde-sur-Mer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July - August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
November - December 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Year 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bed linen, beach towels and towels are included.
Refundable damage deposit of £ 450 required.
Cancellation: We will refund all monies paid, minus administration fee of € 100, if property can be relet for the same price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund