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Artist's studio in nature, natural beach at 30 meters

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Meals, groceries and household products. Pets allowed

A glassed artist studio on three sides, separated from the sea by a narrow street and a small dune. Comfortable in all seasons, winter by a wood fire. Live among works of art, paintings and sculptures, punctuated by the sound of the waves and the birds in the garden, in a gentle and poetic decor. White wooden walls, a floor and a metal ceiling and colourful fabrics. To minimize the luggage you carry, the workshop is a 'mountain retreat': all food and household necessities are provided including meals and snacks in the freezer. The products are available and each is responsible for maintaining stocks. Leave your car behind and walk to the market, the village or the beach. For peace of mind, I will help you prepare your sports and tourist activities


Owner
Martine Rousset
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Martine Rousset

As a former painter, I have worked in different fields, such as engraving, exhibits and at the Historical Monuments in Paris. Currently, work in a new medium less acrobatic than painting atop scaffolding: the "Digigraphie" a digital equivalent of lithography (you will find information on this new art form in the attached link of my email). Living in the region for the last fifteen years, I have a second workshop in La Rochelle. I teach painting and applied arts.

Martine Rousset purchased this villa in 2003

Why Martine Rousset chose Ile d'Oleron

I have known the island in all the seasons for a long time. I chose a sheltered location alee of the winds for living the sweet winter days in the garden or on the terraces. I prefer the sheltered sea view which does not allow outdoor living so frequent. I also chose this beach for its variety of sand and flat rocks. As the workshop is being fixed, I had to settle for the last available land strip that stretches over 100 m. The workshop was designed with the least possible amount of walls to reduce the separation between inside and outside.

What makes this villa unique

Another of my requirements was to live protected from traffic noise. The alley is away from traffic. The soothing waves and bird noises, is immediate and all around. The area has retained its natural, antique charm.

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
St. Denis
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Rochefort
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
Saintes
Car: recommended

In front of the house, the beach of Passe-Blanche and the Boulassiers surf spot. Uncrowded, charming sandy beach. At low tide, flat rock swimming natural pools, ideal for children. Shrimp fishing. At 500 meters from the village centre, small shops and the most famous market of the island. 3 km to the north: Marina St Denis and the sea link with La Rochelle and the island of Aix. 1 km to the south other small coves as ours and another marina, the port of Douhet surrounded by marsh and forest and a huge sandy beaches. An 8 km walk through this landscape takes you to another marina, Boyardville and one of the most beautiful golf in France. 1km from the marsh Douhet, bird sanctuary and salt marsh.

Amenities

La Brée-les-Bains Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub
    Toilets 1 - toilet
  • The bathroom is tiled with stoned collected on the beach and colourful glasses and separated from the dressing by a red theatre curtain. A round window and stained glass squares.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom sea view - 1 king
    Garden side room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • The two bedrooms on the first floor are surrounded by terraces. Bedroom facing the sea and the sun rise, is furnished in white wood, colourful curtains and oiled oak floors. An extra large electric bed: 180 cm. Head and foot of bed are adjustable by remote control. Lounge-library with books on art, literature and a large collection of children's books and comics. TV lounge with TNT. opens onto a partly sheltered terrace, ideal for breakfast. The garden side bedroom is in the teen-kitsch style. A double bed of 140 cm, an electric bed of 90 cm. The terrace is the solarium of the house. For lovers of the starry skies, 2 cots and 2 inflatable mattresses may be installed on the terraces. A fold-out baby bed of 70 cm. Duvets and pillows are available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • naturism
  • thalassotherapy
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The workshop is heated by a Gaudin stove, in the middle of the ground floor. Electric radiators installed in every room. All equipment and materials of the workshop were chosen for their ease of maintenance and to simplify your holidays. Please do not forget that the pavement of the ground floor has to be mixed with sand and the porcelain girder covered with a layer of metal mesh.

Reviews

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Artist's studio in nature, natural beach at 30 meters
average rating of 4.981818 based on 55 reviews
Southampton
5

A truly enjoyable and relaxing experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a young couple (both students) in Martine's villa for a week in spring.

The villa is spacious and furnished with delicate artistic taste. It is very comfortable with plenty of cozy spots, bright and sunlit and has anything your may need during your stay.

The area is an ideal place for a holiday. The villa is buried in verdure while a wide white-sand endless beach is just in front of it. We enjoyed ourselves a lot taking advantage of the morning low tides and going to the sea to collect mussels and oysters. Furthermore, a market situated nearby offers a marvellous selection of seafood including the famous Ile d"Oleron oysters of different types.

Martine is a very pleasant, kind, helpful person and host. She picked us up with her van, helped with our luggage, showed the area around and her villa and remained exceptionally helpful during our stay. As we did not have a vehicle, she even brought us to the ferry and helped with our luggage on our way back.

We had a truly enjoyable, relaxing and peaceful time and would like to thank Martine once again for that!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Southampton
5

A truly enjoyable and relaxing experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a young couple (both students) in Martine's villa for a week in spring.

The villa is spacious and furnished with delicate artistic taste. It is very comfortable with plenty of cozy spots, bright and sunlit and has anything your may need during your stay.

The area is an ideal place for a holiday. The villa is buried in verdure while a wide white-sand endless beach is just in front of it. We enjoyed ourselves a lot taking advantage of the morning low tides and going to the sea to collect mussels and oysters. Furthermore, a market situated nearby offers a marvellous selection of seafood including the famous Ile d"Oleron oysters of different types.

Martine is a very pleasant, kind, helpful person and host. She picked us up with her van, helped with our luggage, showed the area around and her villa and remained exceptionally helpful during our stay. As we did not have a vehicle, she even brought us to the ferry and helped with our luggage on our way back.

We had a truly enjoyable, relaxing and peaceful time and would like to thank Martine once again for that!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Très Charmant Séjour

  • 5 of 5

The home is just like its hostess: warm-hearted and artistic ! The sea edged with a wild beach, in 30 metres, the countless ballades on foot or in bike in the middle of marshes or grapevines, the port villages, and decorative internal coloured, timeless (particular honour in the bathroom's paving) are so many trumps which made of our vacation's week a bunch of very pretty memories, an invitation to peace =) Thanks for Evrything

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Un morceau de paradis !

  • 5 of 5

Quelle maison magique. Un lieu idéal pour un séjour réussi. En plus de son cachet cette maison possède tout l'équipement utile pour éviter de se tracasser des choses matérielles.

Martine est très accueillante et respectueuse de notre bien-être. Merci !

On espère revenir !

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Insolite havre de paix

  • 5 of 5

Oui, très belle maison, très bien équipée, très propre, très bien placée, très calme mais beaucoup plus encore ... on vit dans ce nid de verdure avec les chants des oiseaux et le son des vagues. Cette maison insolite vibre avec les passions de Martine pour l'art, la nature, la beauté sous toutes les formes. Elle respire la générosité, la convivialité. N'hésitez pas.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Une belle semaine dans une belle maison.

  • 5 of 5

3ième séjour dans cette maison lumineuse, pleine de charme et d'originalité.

Confort, propreté, bonne literie, vaisselle à profusion et électroménager adapté facilitent le quotidien.

C'est aussi un havre de paix grâce au calme du lieu, aux chants des oiseaux du jardin et à la proximité de la plage qui permet de profiter pleinement des marées et de ses paysages.

Un grand merci Martine.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,179.52

Ces tarifs s'entendent pour un couple avec ou sans enfants et par semaine,. 20 € par jour et par personne supplémentaire.
Le solde de la location et la caution sont à régler à l'arrivée dans la maison. La caution pourra être rendue au départ sauf réserves et dans ce cas le remboursement s'effectuera dans la première semaine qui suit le départ.

Owner'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.

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