What makes Maison Aiguillon a great holiday rental
The charming owner knows the area intimately and will be delighted to share her knowledge and help you discover the 'real' Arcachon Bay.
A couple wanting comfortable and convenient accommodation for discovering Arcachon, the beautiful bay, and surrounding areas. Food-lovers (esp. oysters), water-sports enthusiasts, golfers (2 courses nearby), will love it too.
Arcachon is a fabulous and authentic year-round sea-side town, known for its signature architecture, lovely beaches (ideal with younger children), great restaurants and shopping, including a superb food hall. Easily reached by car from Bordeaux airport, or by train from central Bordeaux - it's an excellent base for a car-free holiday.
Contemporary & well equipped beach cottage within a short walk to all amenities
Maison Aiguillon is a brand-new detached cottage of 50m2 (built 2015) on a quiet residential street close to Arcachon centre, a short walk from the marina and local restaurants.
The design is contemporary and well-thought out - the owners are very experienced managers of rental properties. Fittings and furnishings are modern and good quality, the décor neutral with a tasteful sea-side feel.
The house entrance is via the front decked terrace (15m2) with dining table & chairs (well-screened from the street), facing east-south east and ideal for le petit déjeuner al fresco.
The front door opens in to a good sized living room with kitchen / dining area at one end, including dining table (seats 3) & well-equipped kitchen (oven, 4 ring hob, micrwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, etc). The entrance can open double-width on to the front terrace, and bring in lots of air and light.
At the other end of this room is a sitting area with seating for 3-4 and flat screen TV. A large window opens on to the front terrace.
A wooden staircase leads up to the first floor:
In all, Maison Aiguillon is a comfortable, modern and, importantly, sensibly-priced, beachside cottage.
1 double (180 x 200cm) + 1 single (90 x 190 cm)
Contemporary shower room
Maison Aiguillon is located in the Aiguillon district of Arcachon centre, and is home to a small marina, a renowned fishmongers and some excellent local restaurants. It's an authentic area of the town. The boutiques and food hall in the centre are just 1500m away - an easy bike ride, where you can also pick up the ferry to Cap Ferret or boat tours around the bay (both highly recommended).
Arcachon is a short drive from Bordeaux airport, or a train ride from Bordeaux central to Arcachon station just a short taxi ride away (2 kms), making a car-free holiday easy - several places hire bikes to get around during your stay.
Nearest village / town: Arcachon
Nearest beach: Arcachon (600m)
Boulangerie: Arcachon (200m)
Restaurant: 200m - good choice within a short walk
Market: Fish market 200m; Les Halles 1500m
Arcachon is an all year round sea-side town popular with French families for its 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.
Ferries run from Arcachon and Le Moulleau to a host of destinations including Cap Ferret, a stylish resort on the other side of the Basin 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?
Arcachon's 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 Basin 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 over on Cap Ferret (l'Herbe is recommended) and 'déguster' a few at the water's edge direct from the producer.View More Arcachon Rentals
Service: Polite and friendly staff
Product: Beautiful, good position for all amenities. Caroline charming and helpful.
Service Comment: Thanks for sharing your comments. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at Maison Aiguillon - I love the interior style and agree that it's in a really great location. Fantastic to hear that you would like to visit Arcachon again - it's a special place! Bethan