Ref: AC46, Vendée, Pays-de-la-Loire, France, £2200 to £4950 pw
This newly-constructed holiday villa is the last word in pristine, comfortable, and convenient holiday accommodation. It is just a couple of minutes' stroll down to a lovely sandy beach, and offers a peaceful and private setting for a relaxing stay by the sea. The surrounding Vendée region offers plenty of attractions of all kinds, from golf courses, water sports, exciting amusement parks, and of course the best local cuisine.
Living room/sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms with en suite shower room with wc, 2 double or twin bedrooms with en suite shower room with wc, 1 twin bedroom, 1 children's bedroom with 4 bunk beds, 2 separate wcs
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, 2 travel cots (bottom sheet only provided), highchair, no telephone, good mobile reception, WiFi, satellite TV, DVD player, wireless HiFi system, heating (included), air-conditioning throughout, Jacuzzi, barbecue, table tennis
Bed linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided, as well as a weekly change for bookings of more than one week. Housekeeping / cleaning can be arranged at the cost of 20€ per hour, for a minimum of 3 hours. A cook may be available on request. Services are payable locally.
Prices quoted are subject to change.
The Ocean Villa is set in very peaceful seaside grounds amongst the pines and sand dunes of the Atlantic beach coast near Longeville-sur-Mer. A garden gate leads to a sandy path down to the beach. The rear south-facing garden contains the heated 7x3m swimming pool (heated to 28°C free of charge, weather permitting) and Jacuzzi, a great spot for relaxing in the sun. The pool house has a washing machine, a dryer, and a sink. There is a small changing room, and an outside shower by the pool. There is a barbecue and table tennis, and parking for 3 or 4 cars. There are two body-surfing boards provided, as well as a beach parasol and a small trolley to transport all this paraphernalia down to the beach.
A magnificent spacious entrance hall welcomes you into the villa, with a spectacular spiral staircase leading up to the first floor. The 35sqm living area is divided into two open-plan seating areas, with a luxurious U-shaped leather sofa offering comfort for relaxing and watching the TV. A separate area with sofas and chairs overlooks the garden, and the entire ground floor is covered with fine wood-effect stone tiles. The dining area adjacent to the kitchen is bright and airy, seats 14, and has direct views onto the garden and the pool. The well-equipped kitchen has a large central island for preparation and serving and works extremely well for a large group.
There are three bedrooms on the ground floor. The master double bedroom has a king-size bed and an en suite shower room and wc. Another double bedroom can be converted into a twin, and also has an en suite shower room with wc, and a third bedroom on the ground floor has four custom-built bunk beds, ideal for a children's bedroom.
Three further bedrooms are on the first floor. A double bedroom with a king-size bed has a walk-in dressing room, an en suite shower room with wc, and its own private terrace overlooking the garden, the pines, and the sand dunes. Another double bedroom can be used as a twin, and also has its own walk-in dressing room, an en suite shower room with wc, and its own private terrace overlooking the garden. A sixth bedroom is furnished with a day-bed that can be converted into two twin beds.
There is air-conditioning throughout the villa.
This villa is located next to Vendée Beach House.
Changeover day: Saturday
Public courts 200m
Sandy beach 75m
18 hole 19km
18 hole Golf le Port Bourgenay 19km
This brand new contemporary-style villa is set in a tranquil location in a residential area, discreetly hidden among pine trees and dunes a mere 75 metres from an unspoilt sandy beach. The beach is supervised, and there are several snack bars and a surf and sailing school nearby. Cycling paths, children's play areas, go-karting, and sports facilities are all within easy reach of the property, and there are plenty of wonderful day outings on offer in the region: an Indian Forest adventure park, various châteaux to visit, water parks, and the amazing Puy de Fou.
The small seaside village of Longeville-sur-Mer, only 2 km away, is delightfully family-friendly with a pleasant "French" ambience. The nearby towns of La Tranche, St-Vincent-sur-Jard, and slightly further Les-Sables-d'Olonne have plenty of restaurants, bars, and shopping, and during the summer offer plenty of diverting activities and entertainment. Local culinary specialities naturally feature plenty of seafood, with oysters occupying top spot on list of local delicacies.
Baker and grocery at 300 metres.
Bouil (500m): General food store and two small restaurants
Vincent-sur-Jard (1km): Parc de Clemenceau and restaurants
Longeville-sur-Mer (2km): All shops and services
Jard-sur-Mer (3km): Super U supermarket, restaurants
Longeville-sur-Mer (2km) Friday
Jard sur Mer (3km) Monday and Friday
La Tranche (6km) lively twice-weekly market
Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits (15km) Tuesday and Friday
Pizzeria-créperie Okoumé: Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits (5km)
Restaurant gastronomique l’Equinoxe La Tranche-sur-Mer (6km)
Restaurant gastronomique Le Nautile: La Tranche-sur-Mer (6km)
Brasserie Le Phare West: La Tranche-sur-Mer (6km)
Créperie Les Flots Bleus: Longeville-sur-Mer (2km)
Restaurant traditionnel La Cour d’Aron: St Cyr-en-Talmondais (6km)
L’Océan: Vincent-sur-Jard (0.5km)
Le Kimana: Jard-sur-mer (3km)
Baie de Cayola: Château d’Olonne (15km)
Les Sables D’Olonne (25km): a big selection of restaurants
These restaurants have been recommended by our owners and this list is updated by us as often as possible. Their ownership and quality may have changed since the list was last updated.
Puy du Fou (90km) a spectacular medieval theme park, great for all the family.
The Marais Poitevin is the Green Venice of France - a wonderful day can be spent rowing along canals and small rivers, picnicking along its shores and spotting the rich wildlife. One of the starting points is the pretty village of Maillezais (80km).
Vouvant (74km) is the only ‘Plus beau village de France’ in Vendée. A lovely small town.
Poupet Music and dance festival at St Malo du Bois (90km) in July
Medieval festival at Bazoges-en-Pareds (65km) in August
Many fêtes in other villages in the summer
Fish and shellfish – sardines from St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, mussels from l’Aiguillon, oysters from the Baie de Bourgneuf, prawns, crab, langoustines. Fish soup.
Poultry from Challans.
Veal from Chalais.
Brioche – many varieties of this rich sweet bread.
There are 4 main vineyards in Mareuil, Pissotte, Brem and Vix which make up the Fiefs Vendéens.
Just down the path by the villa is a beautiful 8km long beach looking out to the Ile de Ré. The water is generally quite calm as it is part of a bay which is sheltered by the Ile de Ré.
Other beaches close by:
La Tranche-sur-Mer (13km)
La Faute-sur-Mer (21km)
Les Sables-d'Olonne (28km)
All the beaches in this area are sandy.
Tennis courts: 500m
Horse riding: 5km
Bicycle hire: 300m
Windsurfing, kite surfing, Surf Boarding, sailing, sailing club with equipment hire: 500metres
Theme Parks: Indian Forest adventure park (10km), Puy du Fou (80km) and Futurescope (150km)
Golf: The Vendée is home to six 18-hole golf courses, four of them on the coast and two inland. For serious golfers the best by a distance is the Domangère course at La Roche-sur-Yon. The next recommendation is the links course, Golf de la Prée, which is north of La Rochelle. At Saint Jean-de-Monts, a number of holes on the edge of the beach is a links course. At Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, the Fontenelles course and its surrounding countryside is one of gentle undulations, maritime pines and green oaks. The course at Port Bourgenay is on a villa estate covering 85 hectares and is fringed by pine woodland and small lakes. At Olonne-sur-Mer a reasonable holiday golf course. All are an easy 1 hour's drive from the villa.
The house does not appear on the Google satellite map as the current image predates its construction.
The owners and caretaker were at the villa when we arrived and were very welcoming. The villa was amazing and was home from home.
Please note that the comments given above were taken from letters and holiday questionnaires from our clients over the years. We cannot acccept responsibility for any misleading information but the comments are given by us in good faith.
We have not always been able to obtain written comments from clients so the number of comments does not necessarily reflect the quality or the popularity of the villa.
A stylish new addition to our villas, and an excellent ocean-side villa, just steps away from the sandy beach, in a wonderfully serene setting among the pines and dunes of the Vendée coast.