Villa Ecarlate

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Beach Walk to Village Parking Space

A true gem of a villa, Villa Écarlate is a stylish abode situated just a short walk from the beautiful sandy beaches of Île de Ré, an island off the west coast of France known for its unique landscape full of salt marshes and sand dunes.

All the ingredients for a dreamy island stay are here – think contemporary interiors boasting modern comforts that offer pleasure for the eye, a decked-out terrace with a pool and an abundance of space for al-fresco soirées.

Bathed in light all day thanks to the large bay windows that don't obstruct the views, the holiday home accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms spread out across one floor. Pale interiors pair harmoniously with Moroccan rugs and textured furnishings, with the occasional blue lending a refreshing pop of colour to the otherwise pared-back space. Cook your meals in the state-of-the-art kitchen superbly equipped for any budding chef, and enjoy precious downtime over a glass of wine in the dining room or on one of the terraces outside.

The outdoor spaces create a sense of relaxation, with a sleek pool and wooden deck fringed by palm trees and typical Mediterranean greenery. Here you can truly forget the sense of time as you lounge and work on your tan. On balmy afternoons, curl up on the snug roofed terrace or escape the crowd by finding a quiet space to read in the inner courtyard. When you're ready to go exploring, all it takes is to hop on one of the bikes provided by the property to start ticking must-see places and attractions off your list.

You're in the heart of Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré, a small seaside village full of charming cafés and cobbled streets excellent for sunny strolls. The closest beach can be reached in just 10 minutes on foot and hosts a lively beach club and abundant space for relaxing in the sun.

On other days, head to one of the neighbouring villages, such as La Couarde-sur-Mer or Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, offering a change of scenery. The historic town of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is excellent for a day out with its fortresses, buzzing restaurants and a lovely harbour while being only a 10-minute drive away.

Alternatively, hop in the car to explore the coastal town of La Rochelle with its picturesque old harbour and a colossal marina, as well as an old town decorated with mediaeval houses and Renaissance architecture.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that hiring a car is highly recommended for exploring the island.
  • 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.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Parking Space

Villa Interior (150m2)

- Living room with sofas, armchairs, TV and fireplace
- Kitchen equipped with a fridge, freezer, induction hob, dishwasher, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee machine
- Dining area with a dining table and chairs
- Bedroom with a double bed and en-suite bathroom with a shower and WC
- Bedroom with a double bed and doors opening to the terrace
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom with a shower and WC
- Bathroom with a shower/bath and WC

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool (8m x 4m). Open approximately May to September 
- Pool terrace with sun loungers, bean bags and garden furniture
- Outdoor dining table and chairs
- Covered lounge area with lounge furniture, chairs and fireplace
- Jacuzzi with a hang-out area with chairs
- Inner courtyard with garden furniture
- Outdoor shower
- Barbecue
- Plancha
- Parking space for 1 car

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Sound system
- Hairdryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ecarlate
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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In a quiet residential area, Villa Écarlate is just a short stroll away from the pretty local village Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré and equally far away from Plage des Gollandières with its vast, sandy shores made for sunbathing, swimming and relaxing. The French island of Île de Ré is famed for its beaches and salt marshes, with this location being perfect for exploring all the hidden and not-so-hidden gems.

Step outside to follow a path down to the beach, where you can stretch your legs in the honey-hued sand and enjoy moments of well-deserved relaxation. Alternatively, hire paddle boards to explore the coast from the opposite side or bicycles to travel swiftly and more comfortably around the island. Luckily, other iconic strips of sand, such as Plage des Prises, are just a short stroll away, offering more amenities and picturesque views.

You're also just a 10-minute walk to the village's lovely central square and streets filled with small boutiques, cafés and restaurants. Here you can also find a supermarket to stock up on groceries, while a local bakery can be reached in just 5 minutes on foot – ideal for picking up fresh pastries with your coffee in the morning.

Your trip to this stunning little island should include visiting its salt marshes on the west coast. These unique natural pools are composed of three main basins: the mudflat, the evaporation reservoir and the marshland. These basins were expertly carved into the natural clay so that water could flow through them by simple gravity. While there's a museum dedicated to this local natural heritage, Maison du Fier, there are also tranquil strips of sand, such as Plage du Petit Bec, waiting to be discovered. A little bit further, Conche des Baleines is a white sandy beach with a lighthouse and sands dunes, popular for swimming and thrilling water sports. From here, you can take a scenic walk to the Phare des Baleines lighthouse, built from limestone in the mid-1850s and climb to its octagonal tower offering far-reaching views.

If you're happy to swap harmonious island life for a bit of the hustle and bustle, head to La Rochelle – a coastal city just across a bridge on the mainland. Only 30 minutes away by car, this sunny seaside city offers plenty of opportunities for an enjoyable day trip. Its maritime past is reflected in its Vieux Port (old harbour) and huge, modern Les Minimes marina. In the old town, you can admire the half-timbered mediaeval houses and Renaissance architecture, including passageways covered by 17th-century arches. A couple of museums will save the day in case of bad weather, although it barely ever rains here, and there is an abundance of restaurants, cafés and bars where to sample the local cuisine too.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport La Rochelle

(19km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nantes

(160km)

Nearest Train Station La Rochelle

(26km)

Nearest Village Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré

(1km)

Nearest City La Rochelle

(26km)

Nearest Beach Plage des Gollandières

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré

(1km)

Nearest Restaurant Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré

(1km)

Nearest Tennis

(6km)

Nearest Golf

(23km)

Kids

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

Young holidaymakers of all ages will love the island's vast, far-stretching beaches with endless entertainment options, including water sports, snorkelling, swimming and playing in the sand. The closest to the property, Plage des Gollandières, has a convenient wooden path built into the coast offering sweeping views, and there's plenty of space on the beach for children to run free. There are also paddle boards available for hire. You can even rent a boat and embark on a family adventure to explore the island from the water.

Alternatively, Plage des Grenettes is backed by a green pine forest ideal for lunchtime strolls when you need to escape the heat, and you can watch surfers and kite-boarders ride the waves as you keep tabs on sandcastle-building little ones from the comfort of a picnic blanket.

For a change of scenery, hop in the car to explore the city of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, with its ice-cream shops, small boutiques and family-friendly restaurants dotted along its sleepy cobbled streets.

A day trip to La Rochelle is a fantastic idea to entertain the entire family. The city hosts several museums dedicated to its maritime past, such as Musée Maritime de La Rochelle with models and nautical artefacts – and children will love exploring the heritage fleet. Then there is the mediaeval lighthouse, Tour de la Lanterne, with a Gothic spire, prisoners' graffiti from its time as a jail, excellent harbour views, and an expansive aquarium with over 600 sea creatures - Aquarium La Rochelle.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • 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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome Basket on Arrival Included
  • Extra Linen and Towels Available
  • Extra Cleaning 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 included at this property:

- Welcome basket on arrival

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 €3000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner as a pre-authorisation upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m
Departure time 9.00 a.m
Minimum stay 7 nights - all other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday - all other changeover days on request.
Energy costs included? Yes during May-September. Extra cost, payable locally, during October-April.
Linen & towels included? Bed and household linens can be hired on site for an extra cost of €47 per person per week, payable prior to arrival.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €320, 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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
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).
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool heating charge? Included. The pool is heated from approximately May to September. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Villa Éclarte 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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £4,274
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £6,411
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 £7,120
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £7,830
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £6,411
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £4,274
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £3,556
Dec 21st 2024 - Nov 27th 2025 £3,556

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,670
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €7,004
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 €7,780
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €8,555
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €7,004
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €4,670
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €3,886
Dec 21st 2024 - Nov 27th 2025 €3,886

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $5,051
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $7,577
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 $8,415
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $9,254
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $7,577
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $5,051
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $4,203
Dec 21st 2024 - Nov 27th 2025 $4,203

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

  • Beautiful!

    on 07/08/2022

    The house is perfect for two families because everyone has a lot of privacy due to the good layout. Beautiful garden with different areas and views. The entire house is very tastefully and contemporary furnished. The kitchen is well equipped including spices. You feel right at home.

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