Maison Troglodyte

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Recommended Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

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On the enchanting island of Ile de Ré, near charming shops and vast sandy beaches, Maison Troglodyte is a fine family home for carefree holidays in this wonderful part of France.

Set in a quiet street a short walk from the heart of Les Portes-en-Ré, in the north-west corner of the island, this typically French home has a warm ambience about it. The spacious living and dining room features homely touches, a perfect place for relaxed feasts and cosy evenings whilst the modern kitchen is well-equipped to prepare meals, perhaps with ingredients brought back from one of the many Farmer’s markets scattered across the island.

Four simple but pretty bedrooms can be found on both floors – three bright bedrooms upstairs, one with a TV and another with an en suite bathroom whilst on the ground floor a delightful en suite double has doors leading out to the garden.

Indeed, the glorious gardens are a real highlight of this lovely holiday home – relax in privacy on the sunloungers surrounded by splashes of summer colour, lay a picnic rug out on the lawn by the characterful stone walls or enjoy al-fresco meals by the barbecue and covered terrace. It’s a wonderful place to spend time with family or friends in the warmth of the spring, summer or autumn sunshine.

Wander into Les Portes-en-Ré, explore its shops selling regional produce and look out for the daily market in the height of the summer. There are some nice places to eat – make sure you try the renowned Trousse Chemise oysters with a glass of chilled white wine. Stroll along to the vast sandy beach just a short walk away or hire bikes to explore further afield – follow the trails through the pine forests to the magnificent Conche des Baleines beach or cycle to the salt marshes and wetland of the incredible Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve.

As well as hikes and bicycle trails across the island, there’s also kite-surfing, wind-surfing, sea-kayaking and horse-riding alongside historic sights and incredible nature. Listen to jazz on warm summer evenings in August in Saint-Martin-de-Ré, explore the wonderful Farmer’s market in Ars-en-Ré, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, or be inspired by the beauty of La Couarde-sur-Mer with its idyllic port – there is so much of this alluring island to explore.

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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
  • A spiral staircase which is slightly steep leads up to the first floor – a stair gate can be provided if you are travelling with young children
  • Bring your bikes or hire them locally – the house has its own bike storage and cycling is a great way to explore the village and surrounding area
  • Please note private parking is not available

Property Features

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

Maison Interiors (150m2)

Ground Floor


-    Living-dining room (50m2) with fireplace, TV and dining area for up to 8 guests
-    Kitchen (7m2), well-equipped with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, electric oven, microwave, gas hobs, electric cafetiere, Nespresso machine, mixer, kettle and toaster
-    Bedroom (13m2) with double bed (180cm), TV and doors to garden. En suite bathroom and WC
-    Guest WC
-    Bike garage
-    Laundry area

First Floor (via spiral staircase)

-    Bedroom (11m2) with twin beds made up as double (160cm) and shower room
-    Bedroom (14m2) with twin beds (90cm each) and TV
-    Bedroom (8m2) with twin beds (90cm each)
-    Bathroom with bath and double sink
-    Separate WC

Outside Grounds

-    Garden
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    BBQ
-    Sun-loungers (x4)
-    Outside shower
-    Garage for bikes

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    TV x3 (TNT channels)
-    DVD players x2
-    CD player
-    Books
-    Stair gate
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Troglodyte
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic Boat Trips
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Ile de Ré is a wonderful place for relaxed holidays at a slow pace with delightful villages, stunning scenery and vast beaches. The island is reached by crossing the 3km long toll bridge, Le Pont de Ré, which connects the French mainland to the island.

In a residence on a quiet road in Les Portes-en-Ré, Maison Troglodyte is just a few minutes walk away from the village’s shops and restaurants and only 1km from the beach. In the village itself you will find a boulangerie for your morning pastries plus other useful shops such as a butchers, patisserie and grocery store as well as charming places selling local products. In the summer months look out for the daily market in the main square for more regional delights, including the area's famous Trousse Chemise oysters. 

Les Portes-en-Ré is the type of village where you will receive a warm welcome from the locals as you wander around the flower-filled lanes. It’s easy to explore both by foot or bike – look out for cycle lanes around the village and across the island (bike hire is available in many places). There are some stunning beaches close to the village, the nearest being just 1km away, and wonderful walks to reach more remote stretches of sandy coastline.

Watersport enthusiasts can take part in a wealth of activities such as windsurfing and sailing at the local beach as well as kayaks, stand-up paddle boarding and kite-surfing. There is a picturesque 9-hole golf course just south of the town and horse-riding is also a wonderful way to appreciate the beauty of the island.

The natural landscapes surrounding Les Portes-en-Ré are incredible – discover beautiful forests and explore the magnificent Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve with its salt marshes and wetland that can be visited by foot or bike. It’s a true paradise for lovers of nature and wildlife, especially birds, and there are many guided tours available.

Of course, there are so many other parts of the island to explore – Saint-Martin-de-Ré (20km) is the main town with its historic charm, bustling restaurants and markets. In August look out for the jazz festival with open-air concerts taking place on warm summer evenings.

If you can bear to leave the relaxed pace of island life, then drive back to spend a fascinating day in La Rochelle with its fantastic daily market, many historical sights, a pretty port and interesting marina.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Aéroport La Rochelle

(40km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nantes

(180km)

Nearest Train Station La Rochelle

(47km)

Nearest Village Les Portes-en-Ré

(Walking distance )

Nearest Restaurant Les Portes-en-Ré

(Walking distance )

Nearest Supermarket Small local supermarket

(700m)

Nearest Beach Les Portes-en-Ré

(1km)

Nearest Town Saint-Martin-de-Ré

(24km)

Nearest City La Rochelle

(46km)

Nearest Tennis Les Portes-en-Ré

(1.2km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Trousse Chemise

(3.5km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Ile de Ré is superb for children of all ages. Based in Les Portes-en-Ré, you have a good choice of amenities within a short stroll and bike hire is available, or you can bring your own if arriving by car. It’s a fantastic place for exploring by foot and bike.

The nearest beach is around 1km away where you will find vast sandy shores, a summer children’s play area and a watersports centre offering sailing, sea kayaks and windsurfing including beginner courses for children aged 6+. Watersport enthusiasts will also enjoy the many kite-surfing opportunities across the island.

The village also has a tennis club whilst there is horse-riding a short drive or bike ride away. For lovers of nature and wildlife, especially birds, discover the incredible Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve with its walking and cycling trails across the wetland and salt marshes.

The island also has a number of museums, galleries and historic sights from incredible lighthouses to fascinating fortresses and castles. Phare des Baleines, just 5km away, enjoys outstanding views as well as housing a museum and tower – combine with a trip to the wonderful beach, Conche des Baleines, backed by pine trees and popular with surfers.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

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 €600 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.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. A mid-stay clean at the end of the first week (excluding Saturdays) or a mid-stay clean in the middle of each week is also included. 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- €3 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.
Beach towels included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 £2,543
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £3,858
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 £3,870
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £4,639
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £2,825
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 £2,083
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 £2,515
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 £2,083
Dec 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £2,363
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 £2,083
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 1st 2021 £2,664
May 1st 2021 - May 8th 2021 £2,503
May 8th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 £2,543
Jun 12th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 £3,858
Jul 3rd 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 £3,870
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £4,639
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 £2,825
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 16th 2021 £2,083
Oct 16th 2021 - Oct 30th 2021 £2,515
Oct 30th 2021 - Nov 28th 2021 £2,083

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 €2,683
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €4,069
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 €4,081
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €4,893
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 €2,979
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 €2,197
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 €2,652
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 €2,197
Dec 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €2,492
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 €2,197
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 1st 2021 €2,810
May 1st 2021 - May 8th 2021 €2,640
May 8th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 €2,683
Jun 12th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 €4,069
Jul 3rd 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 €4,081
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €4,893
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 €2,979
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 16th 2021 €2,197
Oct 16th 2021 - Oct 30th 2021 €2,652
Oct 30th 2021 - Nov 28th 2021 €2,197

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 $2,943
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $4,464
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 $4,477
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $5,368
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $3,268
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 $2,410
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 $2,910
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 $2,410
Dec 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $2,734
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 $2,410
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 1st 2021 $3,082
May 1st 2021 - May 8th 2021 $2,896
May 8th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021 $2,943
Jun 12th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 $4,464
Jul 3rd 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 $4,477
Jul 17th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $5,368
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 $3,268
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 16th 2021 $2,410
Oct 16th 2021 - Oct 30th 2021 $2,910
Oct 30th 2021 - Nov 28th 2021 $2,410

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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