Villa Spartina

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4


Recommended Villa/House Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village


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Hear the sound of the ocean as you sip your morning coffee on the pretty terrace looking out towards the bay - this delightful beach house enjoys a wonderful setting within walking distance to the picturesque village of Les Portes-en-Ré.

Villa Spartina is perfect for care-free holidays by the sea. There’s a relaxed vibe across this five-bedroom home which is ideal for a large family or a group of good friends. The spacious and characterful living-dining room is filled with light whilst the contemporary kitchen is perfectly equipped to prepare meals for everyone. Step outside into the courtyard for al-fresco meals by the barbecue on warm summer evenings.     

The five bright bedrooms and four modern bathrooms are scattered across three annexes, each accessed via the central courtyard. A range of doubles, twins and even bunk-beds, all across the ground floor, means there is space for up to twelve guests in this welcoming abode.

Enjoy a sundowner in the privacy of your courtyard with its romantic covered terrace and al-fresco dining area or venture out to the vast garden that stretches as far as the beach at the very end. Let off steam in the spacious grounds with the sight and sound of the sea, then clamber over the plants and rocks to a glorious stretch of coastline with magnificent northern views. Even in the height of the summer you may be fortunate enough to only spot a neighbour or passer-by in this relatively uncrowded corner of Les Portes-en-Ré – it really is a remarkable place.

You can easily stroll into the village, around 1km away, for your morning bread and pastries as well as a daily summer market and a nice selection of local shops. Hire bikes for every age, play volleyball or tennis, try out some of the watersports at Plage du Gros Jonc or cycle a little further south for golf close to the Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve. Look out for the enchanting cabin selling wines, beers and Trousse Chemise oysters to devour whilst looking over the salt marshes and wetland.

Also close by is the great beach and lighthouse at Conche des Baleines, reached by cycling through the pine forests, or head south to one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, Ars-en-Ré, for another charming market and vibrant village atmosphere. Look out for kite-surfers at Rivedoux-Plage, discover yet more historic markets at villages such as La Flotte or taste award-winning ice-cream in the historic town of Saint-Martin-de-Ré.

Just like the island itself, Villa Spartina is all about authenticity and charm in beautiful 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
  • The five bedrooms are located in various annexes, each with their own separate access – please see the Features tab for the full layout
  • As per French law, the upper bunk in the quad bedroom is only suitable for children aged 6+
  • The large grounds are unenclosed in parts and open up to the rocks, beach and sea

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Coffee Machine Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Beachfront

Villa Interiors (180m2)

Main Villa

-    Living-dining area with fireplace
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge, electric hob (x2), gas hob (x2), electric oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and mixer
-    Utility room
-    Access to central courtyard

Annexe 1

-    Bedroom with twin beds (90cm each)
-    Shower room with double sinks
-    WC
-    Dorm-style bedroom with one set of bunk-beds and two single beds (80cm each, top-bunk only for children aged 6+)

Annexe 2

-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm)
-    Shower room with double sinks and WC

Annexe 3

-    Bedroom with twin beds (90cm each) and shower room with sink
-    WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (140cm) and shower room with sink

Outside Grounds (4000m2)

-    Garden/grounds (partially unenclosed, leading to beach)
-    Terrace with ocean view
-    Internal courtyard
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    BBQ
-    Sun-loungers and garden furnishings
-    Outdoor shower


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Satellite TV (French channels only)
-    Hi-Fi
-    Telephone
-    Washing machine


About the surrounding area of Villa Spartina
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing 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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Villa Spartina is located just outside Les Portes-en-Ré in the north-west of the island, around 46km from La Rochelle and reached via the 3km-long toll bridge that connects Ile de Ré to the French mainland.

In a semi-residential area (the driveway is partially shared with a neighbour) with a rural feel, guests have the privilege of being able to walk out to the end of the grounds, over the rocks and on to the wild beach. This part of the coastline is stunning – a mixture of rocks and sand and even in high season it isn’t usually as crowded as some of the other beaches around this part of the island.  

You are also close to forests of pine trees which are wonderful for walking and cycling. Follow the trails all the way across to Conche des Baleines, a beautiful beach popular with surfers. At the western end, around 6km from your villa, you will reach the superb lighthouse, Phare des Baleines, as well as its museum and tower. Climb to the very top and gaze at the tremendous views around you.

The pretty village of Les Portes-en-Ré is within walking distance – within 1km you will be in the main square which hosts a market every summer morning selling all sorts of wonderful produce including the famous Trousse-Chemise oysters. Explore flower filled lanes, discover delightful shops and a small handful of cafes and restaurants. Watersport lovers can try out some activities at the main beach, Plage du Gros Jonc, around a 20-minute walk away. Bike hire is available in the village, a fantastic way to explore this part of the island and beyond.

Heading south, cycle to the Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve, an ideal place for wildlife lovers as you wander or bike across the wetland and salt marshes, the home to a number of rare species of migrating birds. The golf course is near here, Golf de Trousse Chemise, or if you prefer then find one of the superb sandy beaches or walk out into the bay when the tidal conditions allow you to at the incredible Banc du Bucheron.

Outside of Les Portes-en-Ré there are so many other lovely villages and towns to explore. Ars-en-Ré (9km) is one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and an enchanting place to visit with its twice weekly market, charming village centre and watersport opportunities. Further east, La Flotte (28km) also hosts an historic market whilst those seeking yet more watersports should try out kite-surfing at one of the many beaches including famous Rivedoux-Plage (33km) – watch the kite-surfers as you arrive over the toll bridge.

The island’s main town, Saint-Martin-de-Ré (24km) is another great day out. A tourist hot spot, visitors flock to learn about the town’s history with its fortresses, enjoy a lunch by the harbour and then queue up for an ice-cream at La Martinière (try the salted-caramel using the island’s own fleur de sel).

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport La Rochelle Airport


Nearest Airport 2 Nantes Airport


Nearest Train Station La Rochelle


Nearest Village Les Portes-en-Ré

(Within 1km)

Nearest Restaurant Les Portes-en-Ré


Nearest Supermarket Small village supermarket


Nearest Beach


Nearest Tennis Les Portes-en-Ré


Nearest Golf Golf de Trousse Chemise


Nearest Town Saint-Martin-de-Ré


Nearest City La Rochelle



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

The setting of this villa will appeal to all ages – wander to the bottom of the gardens, through the foliage to the wonderful beach, a mixture of rocks and sand in a wild setting. This is perfect for long summer days when you don’t wish to venture far. It’s mainly just locals from the neighbouring villas that tend to access this beach so in the high season it’s often less crowded than some of the others in this area.

You can also walk to the charming village, Les Portes-en-Ré, where you will find most amenities you will need including bike hire for all the family (including ‘triporteurs’ for youngsters). The main beach in Les Portes-en-Ré has a watersports centre offering activities such as sailing, wind-surfing and sea-kayaking.

Kite-surfing is also a popular pursuit on the island – sometimes you can watch people kite surf around Plage de Trousse-Chemise, 4km away, or head to the island’s famous kite-surfing beach at Rivedoux-Plage (33km).

The fascinating  Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve will inspire wildlife lovers with its flora, fauna and great variety of birds – it’s a lovely place to walk or cycle around. You are also very close to cycling and walking trails through the pine forests that lead to other remarkable beaches, including Conche des Baleines, a popular spot for surfers. Visit the brilliant lighthouse and museum at Phare des Baleines and admire the views from the top if you can manage the 250 steps.

If you are thinking about horse-riding, there’s an equestrian centre a short cycle ride or drive from Les Portes-en-Ré, an amazing way to explore the beauty of the island.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • 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

  • Beachfront

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available


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
- 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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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. 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- €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.
Beach towels included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Jun 29th 2024 £7,559
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £6,506
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £6,957
Jul 20th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 £7,559

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Jun 29th 2024 €8,231
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €7,085
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €7,576
Jul 20th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 €8,231

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Jun 29th 2024 $8,973
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $7,724
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $8,259
Jul 20th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 $8,973

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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