Maison Aiguillon

Feefo Rating 1 modern and charming beach cottage for 2-3 people
Ref: 208 Arcachon
  • 2 bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • no pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Walk to beach

We Say

Delightful & contemporary beach cottage renovation close to the marina, beach, restaurants & shops. Perfect for 2-3.

Pricing & availability

Maison Aiguillon
2 bedrooms, sleeps 3

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen, bathroom towels (one set per booking)
  • Compulsory extras: Final cleaning 70 EUR; tourist tax, around 1.35 EUR per person aged 18+ per night - both payable locally.
  • Optional extras: Baby-sitting
  • Security deposit: 1000 EUR (GBP 900)
  • Changeover day: Saturday in July & August, flexible at other times subject to availability
  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: Minimum fortnight bookings 13th July to 31st August (any 2 of last 3 weeks)

What makes Maison Aiguillon a great holiday rental

  • Walk to local beach, restaurants and shops
  • Easy reach of Arcachon centre, Dune de Pyla, Cap Ferret
  • Outside space (quite rare in central Arcachon)
  • Wifi, modern kitchen & bathroom

The charming owner knows the area intimately and will be delighted to share her knowledge and help you discover the 'real' Arcachon Bay.

Best for:

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.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers: care needed on wooden staircase
  • Teenagers: good access to central Arcachon & lots to do
  • Reduced mobility: upstairs bedrooms and bathroom

Why Arcachon?

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.

Accommodation

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:

  • Bedroom 1 (13m2) - good sized double bedroom with 180 x 200cm bed, flat screen TV, nicely furnished (bedside tables & lamps, desk, etc)
  • Bedroom 2 (8m2) - small bedroom with single bed (90 x 190cm)
  • Landing with large cupboard with plenty of hanging space
  • Shower room (6m2) with good-sized shower cabinet, sink, towel rail and door connecting through to separate WC

In all, Maison Aiguillon is a comfortable, modern and, importantly, sensibly-priced, beachside cottage.

Bedrooms

1 double (180 x 200cm) + 1 single (90 x 190 cm)

Bathrooms

Contemporary shower room

Pool

Equipment

Kitchen

  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • oven & hob
  • microwave
  • fridge freezer
  • kettle
  • coffee maker
  • toaster

Entertainment

  • tv with French channels
  • wi-fi

Outside

  • bbq or plancha

General

  • cot
  • high chair

House Rules

No pets

Location

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.

Local Amenities

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

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Bordeaux airport: 70 kms
  • Bergerac airport: 170 kms
  • Arcachon railway station: 500m
  • Bordeaux railway station: 80 kms
  • St Malo ferry port: 650 kms
  • Calais ferry port/tunnel: 950 kms

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • Evening stroll around the Parc Mauresque, Ville d'Hiver and Belvedere
  • Take the water shuttle to Cap Ferret for dinner at l’Escale or Chez Hortense
  • Watch the sunset from the top of the Dune de Pyla
  • Any day on Periere beach – one of the nicest this side of the Bay
  • Boat tour around the Ile aux Oiseaux, oyster beds and Maison Tchanquées

Nearby Activities

  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Degustation

Day Trip Ideas

  • Take a foot ferry to Cap Ferret, & 'Petit Train' to l'Horizon beach
  • Cycle down to the Dune de Pyla and climb to the top
  • Train & tram ride into Bordeaux for café-crawling & retail therapy
  • Tour the Médoc vineyards wine-tasting
  • Visit beautiful St Emilion (UNESCO world heritage site) - but get there early!

The Local Area

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.

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Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 25 Sep 2016

Service: Feefo Service Rating Product: Feefo Product Rating

Service: Polite and friendly staff

Product: Beautiful, good position for all amenities. Caroline charming and helpful.

On 26-Sep-2016 we responded:

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


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