Villa de la CornichePR1204

Pyla Sur Mer, Arcachon · Bordeaux | Gironde

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  • The Beach front location
  • Fantastic Sea Views
  • The spacious, comfortable style
  • The private beach house
  • Walking distance to restaurants


This stunning villa is in an enviable position right on the beach with fabulous views across the Bassin d’Arcachon to the Cap Ferret.  This is a spacious family home situated in the smart residential area of La Corniche which encompasses La Teste de Buch and Pyla sur Mer.  This villa strikes the perfect balance between casual beach house and sophisticated holiday retreat; comfortable, relaxed furnishings, beautiful wooden floors, large glass windows and doors offering stunning sea views from most rooms and opening onto balconies and terraces for an easy outdoor lifestyle.
The long, golden sandy beach is perfect for children.  The added bonus of the beach house means lunches are easily prepared and afternoon siestas can be enjoyed without leaving the beach. You could hire a boat and the skipper will show you around the bay; don’t miss the iconic ‘maisons tchanquees’ (stilt houses) or an afternoon on the famous sand banks which make the Corniche so unique. Local restaurants are within walking distance to the property offering fresh fish and seafood.  One of the best restaurants in the area is nearby at the hotel La Corniche.

The bay is home to a variety of wildlife and bird-watching is popular here.  However sailing is one of the main pastimes and this tidal bay is suitable for all abilities.  Canoeing is also an exceptional way to enjoy this natural environment and there are many kilometres of cycle paths.  You are on the Atlantic coast, so of course surfing is very popular and there are summer schools for beginners and ‘big breakers’ for the professionals.  If you’re feeling completely ‘beached out’ and need a day on dry land, then there are two great golf courses nearby, or you could venture into the region’s fine vineyards, take a day trip into the beautiful city of Bordeaux, or visit the fortified town of St Emilion.

Insider Tips

What a fabulous place!  The beaches are superb with miles of golden sand.  The views over the sandbanks by the Dune du Pyla are wonderful; if there is one thing any visitor should do it is to have lunch at the Hotel La Corniche next to the famous Dune for the best vantagepoint and superb dining.  The fabulous city of Bordeaux is close by, and the newly opened Cite du Vin in the centre of the city is strongly recommended - an amusement park 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.


Ground Floor:
Steps & archway to entrance courtyard with views through the villa to the sea, outdoor living room (open fireplace) and dining area.
Open plan living/dining room, open fireplace, glass doors to covered terrace and garden, sea views. 
Large fitted kitchen with breakfast table, doors to courtyard and outdoor dining/living area.
Double/twin bedroom (1.60m or 2 x 80cm), (TV, safe), French doors to terrace & garden, integral bathroom, separate WC. 
Double/twin bedroom (1.60m or 2 x 80cm), (TV, safe), French doors to courtyard, integral bathroom, separate WC. 
Double/twin bedroom (1.60m or 2 x 80cm), (TV, safe), French door to terrace & garden.
Separate bathroom , WC. 
Children’s triple bedroom (0.80m bunk beds and 0.80m single bed), (TV),  ensuite shower room, WC. 
Guest WC.

First Floor: 
Stairs to mezzanine TV area (flat screen TV), French doors to balcony overlooking courtyard.
Master double bedroom suite,(1.60m), living area (open fireplace), French doors to balcony with sea views, ensuite dressing room and spacious ensuite bathroom with separate shower cubicle.  Separate WC.  
Double bedroom (1.40m),  French door to balcony overlooking courtyard.  This bedroom adjoins the master dressing/ensuite and the mezzanine TV area.

All on ground floor:
Open plan living/dining room and fully equipped kitchen (TV),  French doors to garden.  Double bedroom  (2m), French door to garden. 
Twin bedroom (0.90m). 
Separate bathroom, WC.

Steps down to BEACH HOUSE
Roof terrace with outdoor dining (this is at garden level to the main house).
Day room with twin beds, TV, triple aspect sea and beach views. 
Summer kitchen (hotplate, fridge and sink). 
Shower room, WC.

Enclosed grounds with electric gated entrance. The guest cottage is at the entrance and a grass driveway leads past the cottage to the main villa, giving the impression of a large lawn between the two properties. Grassed parking area under pine trees.  Steps lead through an archway to a courtyard with outdoor dining, barbecue and living area and views through the villa to the sea.  To the rear of the villa there is a gently sloping lawn then steps down to a lower level where the beach house roof terrace provides further outdoor dining. Further steps lead down either side of the beach house to an enclosed, gated beachfront terrace and the entrance to the beach house.  A small flight of wooden steps leads onto the beach.  The garden steps are steep in places with no rails – care with young children and the elderly.


Included: 2 hours maid service per day (Mon - Fri).

Extras: No internet. Additional maid service €15 per hour. Skippered boat hire on request. 


  • The house was amazing

    Mr Southall

    Very quick note to thank everyone for the fantastic holiday enjoyed by the Welsh supporters !! The house was amazing and even with bad weather it delivered !! We will be back . . . Arcachon , PSM , La Corniche , the Dune , Bordeaux etc etc The whole area was perfection and to start the day with breakfast on such a wonderful beach was what holidays are all about. Never been so relaxed ! Please pass our thanks on to the owners and the caretakers. All very happy

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About The Location

  • Town/Village
  • Pyla sur Mer 3 minutes drive
  • Bordeaux city centre 50 minutes
  • Airport
  • Bordeaux 40 minutes
  • Harbour / Ferry
  • Arcachon
  • Shop/Restaurant
  • Restaurants 2 mins walk
  • Small supermarket 2 mins walk
  • Supermarket & shops 10 minutes
  • Beach
  • Beachfront location
  • Activity
  • Surfing local
  • Golf local
  • Canoeing local
  • Attractions
  • Bird watching reserves local
  • Vineyards local

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