This stunning 1903 villa enjoys an enviable position on a long sandy beach right on the edge of the Bassin d’Arcachon. The striking architecture is typical of the Arcachon region with a strong Italian influence, but recent renovations have created a modern blend of Zen and European style and a level of sophistication which promises a memorable holiday to all who stay here.
This region has been a well-kept secret of French holidaymakers for many years, offering a slow-paced, relaxed beach environment whilst being only 30 minutes from the historic cultural city of Bordeaux and within 60 miles of the famous vineyards of St Emilion. Sailing and canoeing are popular ways to explore the bassin; don’t miss the iconic ‘maisons tchanquees’ (stilt houses) or an afternoon on the famous Banque d’Arguin (sand bank) situated along the Corniche between the Dune du Pyla and the Cap Ferret.
The Cap Ferret offers surfing for all levels; summer schools for beginners and ‘big breakers’ for the professionals. On dry land, there are many kilometres of cycle paths, two great golf courses, and a climb to the top of the Dune du Pyla offers far-reaching views of the region. There are numerous waterfront villages with charming seafood restaurants to be explored, and of course at least one day must be spent in the beautiful city of Bordeaux with its wealth of museums and galleries, chic shopping district and lively pavement cafes. Take a look at what others think, and what is on offer in this online photo testimonial book http://online.fliphtml5.com/gyky/qmsk/#p=1
An amazing villa, beautifully maintained and superbly managed, right on the sea front. Your stay will be tailor made to suit you, from the catering to local outings - just let us know what you want to do! The on-site concierge knows all the best places to eat and the freshest seafood and fish is available in the local restaurants; inexpensive and delicious! There are endless activities for children in and around the bay which can be arranged. There are wine tastings to be enjoyed. The fabulous city of Bordeaux is close by for a spot of shopping and culture; the newly opened Cite du Vin in the centre of the city is strongly recommended - an amusement parc dedicated to wine! French holiday-makers have kept the Bay of Arcachon a closely guarded secret for decades, but it is now firmly on the Quality Villas map as one of our favourite destinations in France.
Steps up to entrance hall with guest WC.
Ramp access for people with reduced mobility.
Dining room, table seating 16, central fireplace, French doors to covered outdoor dining terrace.
Living room, sea view, open fireplace, French doors to covered terrace.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Bar area (can be stocked on request).
Well stocked library, open fireplace.
Cinema/seminar room (large flat screen TV, DVD), seating for up to 24.
Sliding doors from living room to double bedroom suite which is suitable for wheelchair users; (1.60m electronic raised bed), sea view, door to veranda, ensuite walk-in shower room, WC with grab rail.
Lower ground floor:
Both bedrooms on this floor have flat screen TV and floor fans.
Studio with internal or external access; double/twin bedroom (1.60m or 2 x 0.80m), kitchenette, walk-in shower room, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.60m or 2 x 0.80m), ensuite shower room, WC.
All bedrooms on this floor have flat screen TV, air-conditioning.
Study (printer/scanner), French doors to terrace with sea views.
Master bedroom suite (2m), sea view, French doors to private sun terrace, his/hers dressing areas with door to terrace overlooking the pool, ensuite bathroom with open fireplace, jacuzzi bath, walk-in double shower with two shower heads of which one rainshower and water jets. Separate WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), open fireplace, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), open fireplace, door to veranda, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m), sea view, integral walk-in shower, separate WC.
Bathroom (for tower bedroom) with sea-view bathtub and walk-in shower, WC.
Spiral staircase to third floor/tower:
Double bedroom (1.80m), 360 degree sea and forest views, French doors with step down to private balcony.
4500 m2 of totally enclosed grounds. Beautiful Zen style gardens with fountains, small stream, 15m x 4m ecological lap pool (one depth of 1.60m), pool deck with large gazebo, Balinese bed, hammock. Outdoor dining terrace, portable gas barbecue. Parking for 6 cars. Private, gated access directly onto beach. Small cottage in the grounds (opposite car parking) used by a member of staff during the season.
Included: 6 hours daily maid service. Air-conditioning and winter heating. Wi-Fi internet. Butler each morning and waiter each afternoon during high season only. Daily French breakfast and all soft drinks throughout the day. Welcome drink and local specialities on arrival. Toiletries, bathrobes and hairdryers in each bedroom. On-site concierge service. Safe. Use of bicycles, canoes, trampoline, volley ball, boules, croquet and table tennis (all at own risk).
Extras: Telephone (local calls free). Additional maid service at €25 per hour. Laundry service and extra linen and towel changes on request. Butler (charged outside high season only), body guard, chef, massage service, helicopter or limousine hire on request. A local tourist tax may apply.
Advertised prices are for self-catering with breakfast included only
A fully catered option is available – please call us for full details and pricing.
This villa is ideal for
Weddings and special celebrations
Wine tasting tours.
What a beautiful place you have here!
What a beautiful place you have here! Absolutely loved the setting. the closeness to the beach, the attention to detail in decor & service. Enjoyed our week here and hope to return soon! Extra mention to the two interns who were always ready to help with small things with a smile of their faces Hope the place and atmosphere remain he same also in the future”
(Review shared with Quality Villas from the villa Owners guest book)
The villa is simply a total package of hospitality
Mr & Mrs C.
The villa is simply a total package of hospitality, comfort, good food, amazing service - all in all it was more than one expected. The tour and days out organised were carefully planned - difficult to put into words but Marc and Karin you were wonderful- thoughtful. Thanks
(Review shared with Quality Villas from the villa Owners guest book)
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About The Location
- Lanton | Andernos-les-Bains 4.5 km
- Cap Ferret 40 km
- Arcachon | Dune du Pyla 38 km
- Bordeaux 50 km
- St Emilion 95 km
- Restaurant 5 minute walk
- Beachfront location
- Paragliding | archery | Tennis | Golf
- Surfing | kite-surfing | Sailing | caoeing
- helicopter rides | boat trips
- Bird watching reserves
- Bird watching reserves nearby
- Dune du Pyla 38 km
A credit card pledge is required locally upon arrival (charges up to max €5000 can be made against this card for damage or breakages).
The balance of rental must be paid 10 weeks prior to arrival. The prices given include a house insurance provided by the owner.
This is a no-smoking villa.