What makes Les Cabanes du Moulleau a great holiday rental
These apartments are an excellent example of the smart, contemporary holiday accommodation now available in Aquitaine. Le Moulleau's local beach, cafés and restaurants are just a five minute walk away, as is Le Moulleau's superb 100 year-old chapel. It's easy to get about by bike. You'll find several very good restaurants along this stretch of coast, or by hopping on the foot ferry over to Cap Ferret. All in all, a lovely, relaxing place to be.
Couples or families (especially those with younger children who will enjoy the sheltered beach) wanting the convenience of a car-free holiday, whilst retaining a very good standard of accommodation.
Anything to watch out for?
No. These are apartments so neighbours are close by, however they have been arranged in a way so as to give each apartment as much privacy as possible.
Why Arcachon-Le Moulleau?
Le Moulleau is a chic beachside district 4 kms south of Arcachon proper, famous for its beautiful 19th century villas. There are a some excellent restaurants nearby, cycle paths for exploring the area, the famous Dune de Pyla, ferry trips around the Arcachon Bay or over to Cap Ferret. Arcachon itself has a good selection of bars, seafront restaurants, a small casino and the plus of being reachable by train. It's a lovely, distinctive area of south west France.
A newly-built, stylish & high quality development comprising three spacious apartments each with its own private terrace and/or garden
Les Appartements du Moulleau is a modern, two storey development in a plot of approx. 1500m2. It comprises three purpose-built apartments, each independently accessed and with its own private outside space. Two are at ground floor level ('Cabanon' & 'Vogue'), one on the first floor ('Japonais').
As the names suggest, each has been originally and distinctively furnished - the owner has a very good eye for interior design. High quality, stylish furnishings and equipment have been used throughout.
Cabanon (3/4 bedrooms, sleeps 6-8)
> Inside: spacious living area with well-equipped open-plan kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, cabin-room with twin beds, bathroom, shower room & WC.
> Outside: sliding doors from living room to 40m2 terrace with garden furniture, built-in hot tub, plancha. An outdoor cabin provides a 4th bedroom (bunk beds), plus shower room & WC.
Vogue (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6)
> Inside: spacious living area with well-equipped open-plan kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room and 2x WCs.
> Outside: sliding doors from living room to 40m2 terrace with garden furniture, hot tub, plancha.
Japonais (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6)
> Inside: spacious living area, well-equipped open-plan kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, cabin-room with bunk beds, bathroom, shower room & 2 WCs.
> Outside: sliding doors from living room to 130m2 terrace with outdoor 'salon' (with 2 garden settees), outdoor dining table (seats 6), hot tub, plancha and outdoor shower.
NB Supplement applies for Japonais - 250 EUR pw in August, 200 EUR pw in July, 150 EUR pw the rest of the year.
Equipment: each apartment is equipped with its own: oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, fridge-freezer, TV, wifi. Each garden/terrace has its own hot tub!
All the apartments have off-street secure parking.
Les Cabanes du Moulleau make an ideal place to enjoy a unique corner of Aquitaine, in style.
Either: 3 doubles or 2 doubles + bunks. One apartment (Cabane) has an extra set of bunks in a garden cabin.
1 bathroom & 1 shower room per apartment
Kitchen also equipped with steamer
Sorry, no pets and no smoking inside.
The apartments are located in a quiet residential street about 400m from the beach and centre of Le Moulleau where are there are few shops and a couple of cafés & restaurants. The area has a relaxed, upmarket feel. The Dune de Pyla is 5 kms to the south, Periere - another lovely little area - 1 km north, while Arcachon proper is 4 kms north, all easily reached by bike or a summer shuttle bus service. Cap Ferret is 3 kms across the bay by foot ferry or water taxi.
Nearest village / town: Le Moulleau
Nearest beach: Le Moulleau
Boulangerie: Le Moulleau
Restaurant: Le Moulleau
Market: Arcachon (4 kms)
Le Moulleau is an attractive district of Arcachon with its own beach, jetty, and a few restaurants, shops & boutiques. It's quieter and lower-key than Arcachon, qualities make it a popular destination for Parisian families. Cycle trails and a shuttle bus service link Le Moulleau with the Dune du Pilat (5 kms to the south) and central Arcachon (2 kms north).
The Dune du Pilat is the largest sand dune in Europe, standing at over 100 metres. A journey to the summit (try it without the staircase provided!) is a must; sunrise and sunset are the best times.
Arcachon is an all year round sea-side town that's hugely popular with French families and it's easy to see why: exceptional sandy beaches, long, picturesque sea-front promenade, a manageable size - shops, bars, restaurants, small casino, even the train station - all within easy walking distance. All topped off by Arcachon's signature architecture.
For a change from Le Moulleau beach there is also Pereire, 2 kms north, less developed than Le Moulleau and backed by an attractive tree-lined promenade.
Ferries run from Arcachon and Le Moulleau jetties to a host of destinations including Cap Ferret, a stylish resort on the other side of the Bay at the point of the peninsula of the Presqu'Ile de Cap Ferret. The 'petit train' runs from close to the jetty on Cap Ferret over to the magnificent rollers of the Atlantic beach on the other side of the peninsula, a wonderful trip, especially for children. Or, without kids, why not have dinner and return on the late evening ferry?
Back into Arcachon, the delightful Ville d’Hiver (Winter Town) is well worth exploring for its fabulous collection of eclectic villas. The Parc Mauresque offers plenty of shade to cool off in the shade, and a chance to watch the locals play petanques and enjoy the view over to the Ville d'Eté (the summer town, the main resort district of Arcachon) below and to the sea beyond. A fascinating walk leads from the Parc to the 'Belvedere', a viewing platform with magnificent 360 degree views of the town.
The Arcachon Bay is packed full of oyster farms and you will have no difficulty finding these delicacies to dine on in one of the town’s many seafood restaurants. Or head to Gujan-Mestras (France's oyster-farming capital) or one of the villages on the Presqu'Ile (l'Herbe is recommended) and 'déguster' a few at the water's edge direct from ostréiculteur (oyster farmer).
The Bay is also home to wide variety of birdlife and consequently is a popular birdwatching destination. In fact, there are birdwatching reserves at nearby Parc Ornotholigique du Teich and Ile aux Oiseaux (Bird Island) in the basin which can be visited by boats that depart from the Arcachon jetties.
As a change from the sea-side, a little further down the coast there is bathing in Sanguinet and Biscarrosse lakes - with no ocean currents to worry about and the forest setting providing plenty of shelter, these are especially popular with families with young children.View More Arcachon Rentals
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