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Home away from home
The property was everything that it appeared to be from the photographs posted online. The local area around St Augustin was quiet with a small village feel about it. There were some local shops within a 5 minute walk, including a boulangerie.
The house provided us with all the space required for a couple, good beds, a great bathroom with ample shower space. The kitchen was big enough for what is needed on holiday. We sat in the garden for breakfast each day, enjoying the early autumn sunshine.
The Bordeaux tram system ‘A’ service is a five minute walk and takes you into the centre of the city in about 10 minutes, once in town there are so many things to see and do with restaurants and brasseries on every corner.
While in the area, we also visited Arcachon, Entre deux Mers and St Emilion, this let us get a good feel for the surrounding countryside, great food and fine wines.
Brigitte was a great host, meeting us on our arrival and coming back to the house before we left, she has a myriad of information, books and paperwork relating to Bordeaux and surrounds.
I think Brigitte and my wife enjoyed being able to speak French to each other, as I struggled to understand with my schoolboy standard.
All in all, a great place to stay and a fantastic town to visit.
Perfect spot on the edge of town
Brigitte was a fantastic host and everything was exactly as advertised. A very cool stone cottage with everything you need for a longer stay. Right on the tram line and 15 min to town. Shops just down the road for fruit and veg, groceries, bread etc. Highly recommended.
Perfect base for exploring Bordeaux
My wife and I had a great week at Brigitte's house, and were able to lock the car away in the garage without a second thought for the week.
The house is well equipped and so convenient for the Hotel Pelligren tram stop, which makes getting into Bordeaux, even just for an evening meal, so easy.
On one day, we just stayed at the house, eating locally, as there are a few god restaurants nearby, in particular, Restaurant Beaubourg at the bottom of the road. There are 3 bakeries to choose from, an excellent deli, a well stocked, small supermarket and even a Chinese nearby (which was very good quality).
Highly recommended, especially if you have a car, as I wouldn't want to drive in Bordeaux at peak time too often. Thanks for a great week, Brigitte.
Eating breakfast on the patio is a lovely treat
We enjoyed our stay in Brigitte’s charming house. The property is only a quick tram journey to rue saint Catherine and the river side. All amenities provided such as crockery and cutlery, a large refrigerator and the all important cork screw. Eating breakfast in the morning on the patio was so enjoyable and relaxing. A real treat and I would definitely rent the property again.
We were met at the property by the very pleasant owner, Brigette. She proudly showed us her home which on the off season is her home. The house is very comfortable with a complete modern kitchen, an A-1 shower and jetted tub and a comfy bed. Our stay was for 2 weeks. We became well acquainted with the neighbourhood which has shops for food, restaurants, pharmacy. A highlight for us was a local fundraiser for Christmas lights where we joined the neighbourhood for a dinner of oysters or sausage and listened to an excellent live band. We did walk once into Bordeaux but commonly used the trams as transport. The station is a short walk from the house and is convenient for accessing all area of Bordeaux. The house has a garage which is a big advantage as parking space is scarce. We used the car to travel outside the city to San Emilion, Le Medoc and Arcachon. After a day of travels it was always a pleasure to return to our comfortable "home".
Just what we wanted.
Lovely house. Brigitte is charming and very helpful. We had a delightful stay. Near a few shops and restaurants, but with very easy access to the tram for broader excursions.
We had a wonderful time. And for USA folks the shower rocks!!
Saint Emilion: 40 Km
Arcachon: 60 Km
Shops: 0 Km
Downtown: 1. 5 Km
Charming house in the residential area of St. Augustine 'Village ...' 3 minutes from the tram, shops (bakery, grocery etc.) and amenities (bank, post office etc) and the sea 1 hour!