Villa Bastien

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Parking Space

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Whether taking a cycling holiday with friends or seeking a family vacation with easy access to all of the stunning locations on Ile de Ré, the four-bedroomed Villa Bastien welcomes guests to the beautiful port village of Ars en Ré.

The open-plan living space is bright and welcoming, with exposed steel beams offsetting the whitewashed, vaulted ceiling and doors leading to two of the three terraces – ensuring no shortage of natural light during the day. There’s no lack of comfortable seating either, with a large sofa in front of the television and stylish chairs next to a wood-burning stove, giving even larger groups a great space to wind down at the end of the day.

Rustic chic meets contemporary family life here, and it looks and feels great - a distressed sideboard sits just alongside a large dining table, with the kitchen’s modern countertops and cabinets in tasteful contrast. The superbly appointed kitchen’s range cooker and generous marble countertops lend themselves to culinary enthusiasm – no bad thing when you have incredible local produce nearby! The kitchen sink is within an impressive preparation island, which also incorporates a relaxed breakfast bar adjacent to traditionally-styled portes-fenêtres that invite hungry guests to the dining terrace.

Villa Bastien’s master bedroom features a large double bed and a bright, well-appointed bathroom. Along with one other bedroom, which has twin beds that can be joined together, guests in this room enjoy direct access to the garden. With two additional bedrooms - one double, one twin – Villa Bastien comfortably delivers a great night of sleep for up to eight guests.

A barbecue is provided – perfect for relaxed dinners with family or friends. In addition to the dining terrace just outside the kitchen, you can recline with a glass of wine in the outdoor lounge, while the terrace outside two of the bedrooms is a great little sun trap – what a fabulous way to start any morning! 

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What you should know…

  • You’ll have private parking space, even though you are likely to explore the island on two wheels!
  • 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.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Heating Parking Space

Villa Interior

- Open-plan lounge with television and wood burner 
- Dining room
- Kitchen with range oven, microwave, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, ice maker, kettle
- Master bedroom with a double bed, garden access, en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, twin sinks and WC
- Bedroom with a double bed 
- Bedroom with twin beds 
- Bedroom with twin beds 
- Bathroom with bathtub and shower head, twin sinks, WC
- Laundry room
 
Outside Grounds (450 m2) 

- Garden
- Three terraces
- Barbecue
- Outdoor lounge
- Dining table
- Sun loungers
- Parking space

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating in bedrooms
- TV
- Sound system
- Washing machine
- Iron and board

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Bastien
Easy By Train Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Classified as one of France’s plus beaux villages, Ars en Ré is a delightfully refined, historic port village in the quieter southwest of Ile de Ré. An air of serenity pervades this picturesque village, with its whitewashed houses and cafés on the village square, whose iconic black and white church spire stands proudly over boutiques, artisanal bakers and charcuteries, galleries and restaurants serving delicious local seafood.

On the bucket lists of many cycling enthusiasts Ile de Ré, with a dedicated cycle path network of over sixty miles across the island. Many enthusiasts consider Ars en Ré to be the best positioned of the island’s villages for a dedicated cycling break, though the casual rider is equally well-catered for. You’ll have the choice of several bike rental outlets in the village, with options to hire road bikes, beach cruisers and even E-Bikes, for as long as you need.

The island’s uniquely varied landscape is at the heart of its agrarian heritage, with oyster farms, vineyards and salt marshes frequently observed while cycling between villages. The Marais Salant Ecomuseum is just over twenty minutes away by bike, at one of Ile de Ré’s salt marshes, where guided tours outline the origins and methods that enable the production of the island’s distinctively flavoured salt.

A little over fifteen minutes away by bike, La Ferme des Baleines is one of the island’s – if not France’s – premier oyster farms. Also producing delicious clams, imperial prawns and sea bream, this thirty-five-hectare farm offers tours of the site, giving fascinating insights into Ile de Ré’s aquaculture. Set alongside the beautiful Lilleau des Niges nature reserve, the farm also offers wine and oyster tasting sessions, all the more enjoyable in such fantastic surroundings.

Head a little further north – nowhere is far away on Ile de Ré! – and discover the Phare des Balienes lighthouse at the northwest tip of the island. Enjoy fantastic walks along golden sands, sample the fabulous frozen macarons and gelatos at La Martinière, and then ascend the iconic lighthouse itself. From the top, you will enjoy views across the island, including, on a clear day, the tip of Ars en Ré’s painted church spire, once used as a day marker for boats approaching the harbour.

Read more about Ile de Re

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport La Rochelle

(32km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nantes

(173km)

Nearest Train Station La Rochelle

(38km)

Nearest Village Ars en Ré

(1km)

Nearest City La Rochelle

(38km)

Nearest Supermarket Ars en Ré

(1km)

Nearest Restaurant Ars en Ré

(1km)

Nearest Beach Plage de la Grange

(1km)

Nearest Tennis

(1km)

Nearest Golf

(11km)

Kids

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

With a baby cot and highchair provided, Villa Bastien welcomes babies making their first trip to Ile de Ré. The garden’s three terraces offer great spots to relax outdoors, while the lounge’s television and Wi-Fi are ideal for winding down at night.

Beach-loving families can easily visit a different stretch of coastline on every day of their holiday, with the whole island measuring at just eighty-five square kilometres. You will find no shortage of golden sands, miles of unspoiled coastline, with great spots for a family lunch – if you don’t take a picnic! The outdoor culture of the island isn’t confined to cycling, with watersport equipment hire available at most resorts, along with the chance to take lessons in body boarding, kayaking and more.

Families keen to discover more about the island’s famous exports can head twenty minutes east to explore the salt marshes at the Marais Salant Ecomuseum and oyster farm at the Ferme des Baleines. The Lilleau des Niges nature reserve makes for leisurely bike rides and hosts hundreds of different bird species throughout the year. Some birds you’ll see are native to the island, with many others simply visiting with family – just like you!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • No car required
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Easy By Train
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Extra Cleaning Available
  • Extra Linen and Towels 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
- Bike hire

Extras available on request at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Extra linen and towels 

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 €1500 charged to client’s credit card by the owner as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m
Departure time 9.00 a.m
Minimum stay 14 nights approximately mid-July to mid-August. 7 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Tuesday approximately Christmas and NY, Saturday in April, July, August, September and end-October. Flexible during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €240, payable to Oliver’s Travels at the time of balance payment. 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Energy costs included? Yes during May to September. Extra cost, payable locally, during October to April.
Linen & towels included? Bed and household linens can be hired on site for an extra cost of €47 per person per week.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Villa Bastien is located in a residential area. Loud noise and/or music are prohibited by law from 10.00 p.m.
Other Ts and Cs Events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
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 Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pool towels included? Pool towels can be hired on site for an extra cost of €8 per person per week.
Beach towels included? Beach towels can be hired on site for an extra cost of €8 per person per week.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,528
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £3,164
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 £4,026
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £4,026
Aug 31st 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £2,528
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,441
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £2,528
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £1,441
Apr 5th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £2,528
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £3,164
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 £4,026
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £4,026
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £2,528

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,736
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €3,424
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 €4,356
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €4,356
Aug 31st 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €2,736
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,560
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €2,736
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €1,560
Apr 5th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,736
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €3,424
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 €4,356
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €4,356
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €2,736

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,930
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $3,667
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 $4,665
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $4,665
Aug 31st 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $2,930
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,670
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $2,930
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $1,670
Apr 5th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,930
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $3,667
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 $4,665
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $4,665
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $2,930

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.

Reviews

  • Thank you!

    on 15/08/2020

    We liked the house a lot! Well equipped and furnished with a good taste for a holiday rental home. The service was very professional and friendly.

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