La Cabane Mimbeau

Feefo Rating 1 charming, authentic 'cabane' in the sought-after 44 hectares
Ref: 114 Cap Ferret
  • 4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • no pool
  • Comfort Rating Simple quality
  • Character property in a unique, natural location

We Say

One for Cap Ferret aficionados - an authentic cabane, tastefully modernised without sacrificing its simple charm, in the 44 hectares area

Pricing & availability

La Cabane Mimbeau
4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen & bathroom towels (1 set per booking)
  • Compulsory extras: Exit cleaning charge, 180 EUR per booking; tourist tax (around 1.30 EUR per person aged 18+ per night) - both payable locally in cash.
  • Optional extras: Cot & high chair available on request; mid-stay change of linen & towels 30 EUR per person; mid-stay cleaning 30 EUR per hour (min. 3 hours)
  • Security deposit: 1800 EUR (GBP 1500)
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Arrival and departure: Your expected arrival time is between 5pm & 6pm. Departure time is by 10 am please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: Minimum fortnight bookings 13th July to 31st August (any 2 of last 3 weeks)

What makes La Cabane Mimbeau a great holiday rental

This is an authentic Cap Ferret property in a peaceful, natural residential area. With a spacious plot (1300m2), local beach just 100m away and all the amenities of Cap Ferret village plus great ocean beaches a short bike ride away it's a lovely place for a couple of families or group of friends to unwind for a week or two.

Best for:
Anybody who appreciates, or would like to discover, the unique, natural & stylish surroundings of Cap Ferret. This property would suit two families, one extended family, or group of friends sharing.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - no stairs to worry about, large grounds to play in.
  • Teenagers - one bedroom is independently accessed and would suit teenagers. Cap Ferret village & ocean easily reached by bike.
  • Reduced mobility - entrance to house is raised, but otherwise accommodation all on single level.

Anything to watch out for?

The décor and furnishings are quite simple, in keeping with the tradition of this style of property. Two of the bedrooms have independent access; a third bedroom (one of the other doubles) is accessed via the twin bedroom forming a 'family suite'.

Why Cap Ferret?
Cap Ferret village is one of France's chic-est holiday destinations featuring smart boutiques, cafés and restaurants in a low-rise, laid-back setting - the ambience is casual, relaxed but appreciative of good living. The bay is renowned for sailing & oysters, the Atlantic beach is superb. It's easy to get around. It's an Aquitaine gem.


Authentic 4 bedroom cabane in Cap Ferret less than 100m from the beach

La Cabane Mimbeau retains the character and simplicity of many Cap Ferret cabane-style properties, with with the addition of a modern kitchen & bathrooms to make it more comfortable. The property stands on a plot of approx. 1300m2, and is set back from the road. The accommodation is laid out on one level.


Living areas: the entrance leads to an L-shaped living area, with sitting area (includes, small TV, DVD player & fireplace), dining table (seats 6-8) and modern, fully-equipped kitchen (oven, hob, microwave, dish-washer, washing machine, American style fridge-freezer).

Bedrooms: the bedroom layout is slightly unusual: Bedroom 1 is the 'master' bedroom, containing a double bed with en-suite bathroom, and is reached from the living room via Bedroom 2, a twin bedroom; together the two rooms form a 'family suite'.  Bedroom 1 also has French doors which open onto the main east terrace. Bedroom 3 (a double) is also located off the living room. Bedrooms 4 & 5 have their own entrances even though they are attached to the building. Bedroom 4 is a large double with en-suite shower room & basin. (There is a possible fifth bedroom, a small cabin room with bunks, and basin, located around the side of the house and best suited to older children.)

Bathrooms: There are two en-suites (see above) - 1 bathroom and 1 shower room, plus a shared shower room with toilet, and a second separate WC.


French doors lead from the living area (and from Bedroom 1) onto a lovely terrace area overlooking the garden with two garden tables & chairs seating 6-8, plus two deck-chairs. The garden is a good size, natural & typical of Cap Ferret with several pine trees and a pine needle base.

Overall, this is an ideal rental for one extended or two families to experience a unique corner of Aquitaine.


Three doubles, one twin; (also, small separately accessed room with bunk beds)


1 ensuite bathroom, 1 ensuite shower room, 1 shared shower room


No pool.



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


  • tv with French channels


  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

Additional House Info

 Around Cap Ferret there are now various Wi-fi hotspots.  If you connect to these once you will then have automatic connection the next time.

There is also a smart phone application which can be scanned or downloaded, this gives very useful information about the bassin d'Arcachon!

House Rules

No pets and no smoking in the property please.


La Cabane Mimbeau is located in a charming residential district of Cap Ferret known as Les 44 Hectares, a protected area known for its natural forest, unmade roads and characterful wooden chalets.

The local beach (plage de Mimbeau) is less than 100m away; Cap Ferret's famous Chez Hortense restaurant just 500m, and la Pointe (the tip of the peninsula) just 1 km. The village itself is 2 kms - a short bike ride - away.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Cap Ferret
Nearest beach: Bay beach 100m, Atlantic beach 2 kms
Boulangerie: Cap Ferret village 2 kms
Restaurant: Chez Hortense 500m
Market: Cap Ferret 2 kms

Distance to nearest major transport connections

Bordeaux airport: 70 kms
Bergerac airport: 160 kms
Arcachon railway station: 2 kms + foot ferry ride
Bordeaux railway station: 70 kms
St Malo ferry port: 600 kms
Calais ferry port/tunnel: 950 kms

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • Meander through the 44 Hectares down to La Pointe (tip of Cap Ferret)
  • Visit charming local market and oyster-farming villages
  • Explore Cap Ferret's wonderful forest cycle trails (pick up 100m from the house)
  • Shopping in chic Cap Ferret village
  • Boat trips around the Bassin and to Dune de Pilat
  • Le Petit Train trip across the peninsula is a delight
  • Take foot-ferry to 'mainland' le Moulleau and cycle to Periere beach

Nearby Activities

  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Water-skiing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Wine-tasting
  • Degustation
  • Adrenaline park

Day Trip Ideas

• Climb the Dune de Pilat (esp. by water taxi)
• Ride a tram through central Bordeaux
• Tour the Médoc vineyards and wine-tasting
• Walk around St Emilion (UNESCO world heritage site)

The Local Area

Cap Ferret is a beautiful sandy strip bordered by beautiful Atlantic beaches & dunes on one side, the gentle Bay shore on the other, and the scent of pine forest in between. It has a stylish, laid-back ambience and an unspoilt, natural environment which give it an 'island' feel - what could be better for a holiday.

The famous '44 Hectares' is probably the most natural, exclusive yet unpretentious housing estate in France and is worth exploring by bicycle. It is also home to the island's most famous restaurant, Chez Hortense - laid back (what else could it be here?) and popular with France's VIPs for its slick service, great mussels and beautiful views to the Dune from the terrace, especially at sunset.

Cap Ferret village is 2 kms away, there you'll find all the amenities you need: restaurants and cafés, boutiques, daily market, cycle & surf hire, children's club, etc. The Bay beach in Cap Ferret is lovely & tranquil, an attractive contrast with the stunning l'Horizon Atlantic beach on the other side. The two are joined by the charming 'petit train' that runs from the Bay jetty to the Atlantic; the trip takes 10-15 minutes and, especially if you have children, is a delight!

Heading on down to La Pointe is a must, stopping to climb to the top of the famous Cap Ferret lighthouse on the way - the views across the bassin to the sandy wild-life reserve of the Banc d'Arguin and over to the Dune de Pyla (Europe's highest sand dune) are breathtaking.

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Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 02 Feb 2017

Service: Feefo Service Rating Product: Feefo Product Rating

Service: We have booked with them for several years and always been totally satisfied with the service.

Product: The property is relaxed and lived in. Perfect for a laid back family holiday.

On 03-Feb-2017 we responded:

Service Comment: Thank you so much. We know you love this house and the Cap Ferret peninsula. Still the best-kept secret in France, we think! Justin

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