Maison Alouette

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Recommended Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach

Create memories at this lovely family home just a short walk from a sandy beach, near Les Portes-en-Ré in the north-west of this alluring island.

Maison Alouette is a true gem, not just because of it’s quiet setting near the pine forest backed beach, but also due to its welcoming ambience. Step inside and appreciate the spacious interiors of the main house with its open-plan living space, light-filled dining area and traditional kitchen with everything you may need. Pretty touches create a warm and homely abode and wide windows frame the beautiful garden views.

There are four bedrooms in the main house, two delightful en suite doubles and two pretty twins that share a shower room. Wander across the patio to an annexe with a second living area and small kitchen as well as two further bedrooms, each with their own shower room. This set-up makes the home ideal for a holiday with extended family or a small group of friends wanting to appreciate the maison’s charm and its wonderful location.

The mature gardens are a joy with century-old trees, picturesque terraces and a covered al-fresco dining area and barbecue. There is lots of space for children to run around whilst you relax in the sun admiring the colourful flowers and plants. Step outside your home and a path will take you down to a wonderful sandy beach, only 400m away.

As well as scenic sandy shores and a beachside restaurant so close, you are also near a nine-hole golf course as well as a tranquil nature reserve, home to a number of migrating birds and wildlife. Hire bikes and cycle up to the pretty village of Les Portes-en-Ré with its flower-filled lanes and daily summer market or cycle further to idyllic villages across other parts of the island such as Ars-en-Ré, La Couarde-sur-Mer and Bois-Plage-en-Ré.

Hike through woodland, discover beautiful stretches of coastline and a wealth of watersports, ride horses on the beach and explore historic towns and colourful markets – the captivating Ile de Ré is the perfect destination for relaxed summer holidays in glorious surroundings.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Two of the bedrooms can be found in a pretty annexe with its own living-dining area and small kitchen

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Heating

Maison Interiors (220m2 across two parts)

Main House (split-level)

-    Open-plan living room with fireplace and TV lounge
-    Open-plan kitchen-diner and separate back kitchen, well-equipped with dishwasher, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, pressure cooker, fridge-freezer, toaster, cafetiere, electric kettle and mixer
-    WC with sink
-    Bedroom (20m2) with double bed (160cm) and bathroom with bath, bidet, sink and WC
-    Bedroom (10m2) with twin beds (90cm each)
-    Bedroom (10m2) with twin beds (90cm each)
-    Shower room with shower and sink
-    Bedroom (20m2) with double bed (160cm) and open-plan bathroom with bath, sink and WC

Separate Annexe (80m2, split-level)


-    Open-plan living-dining area with fireplace and kitchen with ceramic hob, small fridge, dishwasher and microwave
-    Bedroom (15m2) with double bed (160cm) and shower room with shower, sink and WC
-    Bedroom (15m2) with twin beds (90cm each) and open-plan shower room with shower, sink and WC
-    Separate WC

Outside Grounds (3000m2)

-    Covered al-fresco dining terrace
-    BBQ
-    Sun-loungers (x4)
-    Garden
-    Swings
-    Private parking (outside garden)

Facilities


-    Internet access
-    Telephone
-    Heating
-    TV
-    Hi-Fi
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Alouette
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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In a quiet residential area, Maison Alouette is located in the north-west of the island, just south of the village of Les Portes-en-Ré, around a forty-minute drive from the 3km-long toll bridge that connects Ile de Ré to the mainland of France.

Step out of your gardens and join a path that takes you down to the beach, around 400m away. Backed by pine trees, this sandy stretch of coastline is beautiful. There’s a beachside restaurant serving good food in an informal setting looking out towards the bay (book in advance) and if you stroll a little further you will reach Le Banc du Bûcheron where you can walk out far into the bay when the tidal conditions allow you to.

Most locals and tourists alike cycle around the surrounding area and island – the nearby Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve is a great place to bike or walk, admiring the salt marshes and fascinating wildlife, or head north to pretty Les Portes-en-Ré, just 4km away. Here you will find both useful and charming shops (including a boulangerie, butchers and small supermarket), a handful of restaurants and cafes as well as a daily market in the summer where you can pick up all sorts of locally grown produce as well as the region’s famous Trousse-Chemise oysters.

There’s a place to hire bikes in the village as well as volleyball and basketball courts, a watersports centre on the main beach and tennis just a little further inland. An equestrian centre can be found a short drive or bike ride away and even closer is a picturesque nine-hole golf course near the nature reserve.

There is so much of the island to explore whether you are wanting to discover yet more idyllic beaches, hike through stunning natural landscapes or visit pretty markets in lovely villages and towns. Ars-en-Ré (11km) and La Flotte (30km) both host bustling markets and are classified as two of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ whilst La Couarde-sur-Mer (20km) and Bois-Plage-en-Ré (25km) are delightful villages with outstanding beaches close by.

The historic town of Saint-Martin-de-Ré (27km), a UNESCO World Heritage site, is great for a day out whatever your interest with its fortresses, lively restaurants, lovely harbour and famous ice-cream parlour.

If you have the time, head back over the toll-bridge to the city of La Rochelle to discover its historic beauty, charm and relaxed ambience – be sure to bring back yet more regional treats from one of the many wonderful markets.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Aéroport La Rochelle

(44km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nantes

(182km)

Nearest Train Station La Rochelle

(50km)

Nearest Beach

(400m)

Nearest Restaurant Beachside summer restaurant

(450m)

Nearest Village Les Portes-en-Ré

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket Les Portes-en-Ré

(3.5km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Trousse Chemise

(1km)

Nearest Tennis Les Portes-en-Ré

(4.5km)

Nearest Town Saint-Martin-de-Ré

(27km)

Nearest City La Rochelle

(49km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

How wonderful to be able to walk to a sandy beach just 400m away, accessed via a path from outside your holiday home. Take a family walk along the pine-backed coastline and, when the tidal conditions allow you to, stroll out far into the bay at Le Banc du Bûcheron.

You are also close to the Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve, a tranquil place for cycling or walking on paths through the salt marshes and wetland, discovering wildlife and spotting migrating birds.

Another nice trip out is to the 19th century lighthouse, Phare des Baleines – climb to the top if you have the energy and be rewarded with amazing views. Combine your visit with a picnic on the beach at Conche des Baleines watching surfers ride the waves in this beautiful setting, before cycling home via the pine forests.

Les Portes-en-Ré is home to shops and a handful of cafes and restaurants as well as a tennis centre, sports courts, bike hire and a watersports centre on the main beach. Indeed, watersports is incredibly popular on the island, especially kite-surfing (watch out for the kites at Rivedoux-Plage as you approach the island from the toll bridge).

The historic town of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is another great day out with its fortresses, walls, lovely park and charming harbour – make sure you try the home-made ice-cream from La Martinière, renowned to be some of the best in France!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef
- Catering
- Breakfast
- Baby-sitting
- Airport/Train Station transfers

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit A pre-authorisation of €900 will be charged to the clients’ credit card upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection (this will also be used to cover any charges/excess not covered by the guests’ insurance policy).
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. (late arrival fees apply)
Departure time 10.00 a.m. (early check-out fees apply)
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Minimum stay 7 nights except peak season when 14 nights. All other durations on request only.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request only.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? No.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1- €4.60 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance A mandatory insurance policy which covers guests for tenancy liability and property damage liability during their stay is included in the rental price.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Highchairs and cots are available on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £5,144
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 £7,939
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £7,895
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £5,372
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £4,252
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £5,144
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £4,415
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 £4,524
Dec 29th 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 £3,653
Feb 1st 2025 - Feb 8th 2025 £3,911
Feb 8th 2025 - Mar 1st 2025 £4,483
Mar 1st 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 £4,252
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 £5,144
May 3rd 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 £4,959
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 £5,144
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 £7,939
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £7,895
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 £5,372
Sep 6th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 £4,252
Oct 18th 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 £5,144
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 £4,415
Dec 15th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 £4,524

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €5,662
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 €8,739
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €8,690
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €5,913
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €4,680
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €5,662
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €4,859
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 €4,979
Dec 29th 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 €4,021
Feb 1st 2025 - Feb 8th 2025 €4,305
Feb 8th 2025 - Mar 1st 2025 €4,934
Mar 1st 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 €4,680
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 €5,662
May 3rd 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 €5,458
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 €5,662
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 €8,739
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €8,690
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 €5,913
Sep 6th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 €4,680
Oct 18th 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 €5,662
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 €4,859
Dec 15th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 €4,979

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $6,084
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 $9,391
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $9,339
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $6,354
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $5,029
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $6,084
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $5,222
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 $5,351
Dec 29th 2024 - Feb 1st 2025 $4,321
Feb 1st 2025 - Feb 8th 2025 $4,626
Feb 8th 2025 - Mar 1st 2025 $5,303
Mar 1st 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 $5,029
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 $6,084
May 3rd 2025 - Jun 7th 2025 $5,866
Jun 7th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 $6,084
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 $9,391
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $9,339
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 $6,354
Sep 6th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 $5,029
Oct 18th 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 $6,084
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 $5,222
Dec 15th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 $5,351

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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