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Jean-Luc Viret

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

Exceptionally located on the port, beautiful house, terrace, 50m from the sea

16 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bayeux area House Rental Photos and Description

Newly opened home (April 2011) – Exceptionally located on the port, this beautiful individual house is only a few meters away from the sea. It has a large peaceful and half-covered sunny terrace which offers a unique open outlook.

« Le havre portais » is a luxury holiday house, convenient and comfortable that sleeps up to 5 people in 3 bedrooms. It is the perfect place for children and grown-ups, en famille or among friends, wanting to breathe in the sea air. From the house, you'll had a ringside seat to enjoy the magnificent view of the port, the fishing and sailing boats' traffic and the opposite banks full of shops and restaurants. A few meters away, the seafront appears on low tide to fishermen's' houses and to the Vauban tower.

Last house on Baron Gérard quay before the seafront, "le havre portais” will make you appreciate all year long the “outdoor-indoor” way of life on its south-west-facing terrace under the glass roof or under the awning. From all living rooms and bedrooms,

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Jean-Luc Viret (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

Exceptionally located on the port, beautiful house, terrace, 50m from the sea
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
4

Lovely property in a fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at October half term and were delighted by the location of the property and the views over the harbour and towards the sea. We loved watching the fishing boats going in at night. We even managed to relax on the sunloungers on the terrace one afternoon in the Autumn sunshine. The property was clean and well presented and had everything we needed for our stay. Astrid met us at our pre-arranged time and explained everything we needed to know clearly. It was our second visit to this area and we enjoyed visiting all the D day sites and museums and were moved when we visited the many cemeteries. I would certainly recommend this house to others as its location can't be bettered.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Premium holiday spot in Port en Bessin

  • 5 of 5

We've come to know and love Normandy well during our 30 years of travelling in France, and this was our second stay in Port -en-Bessin. We chose this house for its superb location and were not disappointed; wonderful views from the excellent, spacious, glass-roofed balcony, looking over the fishing-harbour and out to sea. A very short walk to all the small shops, cafes and restaurants around the harbour, and easy drives to the many nearby places of historic and cultural interest. Le Havre Portais is very well-equipped and comfortable (though I don't understand the current French taste for awkward steel-framed dining chairs - they were also in the last house we rented nearby) Oh..... and those noisy, creaky stairs !! But a lovely, clean, and delightful house.

Merci à Astrid pour son accueil chaleureux à notre arrivée et pour un départ très facile. Merci aussi à Mme Viret pour son assistance en ligne. Nous espérons revenir.

...John & Barbara, (Pays de Galles) et Jean & Charles (California, USA)

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Sussex, England
5

A perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Port-en-Bessin is a lovely place for a holiday, and this must be the best house in Port-en-Bessin.

The town itself is a busy fishing port. It's small and pretty, but not too picturesque. It's nice to wander around, with a good walk up to the top of the cliffs on each side, it's easy to shop in, and it's close to places people like to see (it's on the boundary between Gold and Omaha Beaches from D-Day, and is only 15 or 20 minutes from Bayeux, with its famous tapestry and wonderful cathedral - and there are quite a lot of things within reasonable striking distance (we went to Mont St-Michel one day, for example, and to the Suisse Normande for another)).

This house, Le Havre Portais, is just next to the harbour basin, almost directly above the lock-gates which keep the basin full when the tide is low. From its terrace you can watch all the business of the port, and you can get bread in five minutes from the excellent baker just across the water, and basic groceries from the Proxi which is just as close (they're very friendly, and sell very nice fruit and cheese, as well as a lovely cheap local - literally Portais - cider, which has a delicious sharp apply taste). There's also a fish market on the quay every day, where you can buy fish caught the day before by Port's own boats - also just five minutes away from the house.

We were very comfortable in the house itself. The terrace was the really great thing for us: we ate almost all our meals out there, watching the sun shining on the restaurants and cafes opposite at breakfast, and basking in the sun ourselves at lunch and dinner. But everything inside was excellent too. The sitting/dining/cooking area is excellent for a family: you can all be together while meals are being prepared or cleared away. Two of the bedrooms are good-sized doubles; the third is quite small, but also nice.

Astrid, who looks after the key, was very welcoming, and speaks excellent English. Really, if you want a holiday in this part of Normandy, and your party is the right size, you couldn't want better.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Wonderful House in Port en Bessin

  • 5 of 5

Incredible location, very spacious and modern accommodation with everything you would need for a relaxed stay. The owners management of the booking and payment process was excellent.

The meet and greet with keys (Astrid) on time and no fuss, very welcoming. Totally recommended. Port en Bessin is a treasure.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Top location

  • 5 of 5

Nice house with a cosy view on the harbour of Port-en-Bessin. The house has plenty of place, clean and nice situated in the centre. We can recommand this property to all the people who wants to be in the centre of D-day history and shops and restaurants very nearbye.

Fraai huis met gezellig zicht op de haven van Port-en-Bessin. Het huis biedt veel ruimte, is schoon en liigt midden in het centrum. We kunnen dit huis aanbevelen voot iedereen die midden tussen de D-day geschiedenis wil zitten en ook nog eens winkels en restaurants erg dichtbij willen hebben.

Peter Stuy,

Sliedrecht - Nederland (Pays-Bas)

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

A really nice house, well located in a great area.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed with friends from the USA and we had a really great week in this very pleasant house. The location is perfect with views over the harbour and the port.

The house is very well equipped, everything worked and our stay was most comfortable.

We were greeted by Astrid who is very friendly and takes good care of the house. She was most helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

The town has a good selection of restaurants of mixed quality so I would advise to check recent reviews before booking. One to avoid is Le Petite Chaloupe - check on Trip Advisor !

A very nice house, well located for all the Calvados region has to offer - which is a lot.

Just 45 minutes drive from the ferry port in Caen.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Caen Carpiquet
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Ouistreham
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Bayeux
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
4 voies Paris-Cherbourg
Nearest Beach
0.05 Kilometres

The lovely picturesque sailing and fishing port called Port-en-Bessin Huppain is located in Normandy, Calvados, at the heart of the D-day landing beaches area (10km away from Omaha Beach, Arromanches and Bayeux). Caen is only 30km away. On your holiday program: walk on the port and seafront, seafood and fresh fish's tasting, D-day landing beaches tour, cultural and heritage sites, outdoor and beach games, golf, sand yachting, paragliding, trekking or just lazing about and sunbathing on the terrace…

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Rates & Availability

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Tarif D
Jul 23 2016 - Jul 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,313
 
 
Tarif D
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,319
 
 
Tarif C
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,077
 
 
Tarif B
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 21 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$934
 
 
Tarif D
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,077
 
 
Tarif C
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 11 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$934
 
 
Tarif A
Nov 12 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
$769
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $330
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Les tarifs comprennent : la location pour une semaine, les charges (eau, électricité, chauffage), le ménage de fin de séjour, le linge de lit et WIFI.
Non-compris :
- la taxe de séjour
- les serviettes de toilette et les torchons (à apporter par vos soins).
- la caution (300 €) à régler à votre arrivée et restituée après état des lieux de sortie.

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Amenities

Bayeux area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Half Baths
  • - toilet
    - toilet
  • On the 2nd floor: one bathroom with washstand, shower and WC. From the window: great view on the Vauban tower. On the 3rd floor: WC. Bathroom towels not provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • This 3-storey house built in the 30's is about 100m2. Its terrace and all living and bedrooms offer a unique view on the port. From parts of the house, you can also see the Vauban tower or the sea. This exceptional house is neat and well-spaced, comfortable and convenient. It can sleep up to 5 people in 3 bedrooms with new bedding (2 queen-size beds). A cot can also be installed in the parents' room (2nd floor). The living room, the master bedroom as well as the children's bedroom are all of a contemporary and seaside style, in the white, ivory, grey and chocolate-brown tones with new furniture. Other rooms are of a more classical style. On the 3rd floor, one room has been reserved by the house owners for their personal effects. Household linen provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
From the large living-cum-dining room: direct access on the terrace through a bay-window, downwind, south-west facing and all-year-round sunny half-covered terrace with glass-roof and electric awning, with wooden furniture, daybed, barbecue, rotary clothes line. 2 sofas, flat-screen TV and radio. Large fully equipped American kitchen (of a rustic style) with fridge and freezer, dishwasher, electric stove, hood, coffee maker, microwave…), new modern crockery. Hall with WC, laundry room, washing machine, tumble-drier and closet. Private garage at the foot of the house. High chair, baby cot and books (travel guides) available.

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