Pricing & availability
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6
Notes on prices
- Price includes: Beds made for arrival, bathroom towels, welcome basket, toiletries
- Compulsory extras: None
- Optional extras: Concierge services, eg restaurant bookings, in-villa services (chef, yoga, massage), activity bookings etc. Late arrival (after 8pm), cleaning & baby-sitting.
- Security deposit: 1500 EUR
- Changeover day: Saturday in July & August, flexible the rest of the year
- Arrival and departure: Arrival is from 5pm-8pm, departure by 10am please
- Fortnight booking restriction: No
What makes La Régate a great holiday rental
- Genuine fisherman's cabin, fully restored
- Beach-front location, facing the Bay
- Eat outside on the veranda & terrace
- Swims & beach walks from your doorstep
- Beautiful views, unspoilt area
La Régate is the ultimate beach retreat, ideal for friends, couples & families who want to experience living on the water's edge in a real Cap Ferret cabane - who wouldn't!
- Toddlers: all on one level, paddling beach in front, terrace is fenced & gated
- Teenagers: better for younger teenagers; older ones may want more amenities nearby
- Reduced mobility: house is accessed via sandy beach; once inside accommodation is on one level
Anything To Watch Out For?
Third bedroom is in garden annex (with ensuite shower room). Parking is 50m away.
Why Cap Ferret?
Cap Ferret is one of France's most chic holiday destinations and renowned for its seafood (especially oysters), fabulous beaches, sailing, surfing, lovely cycle trails, markets, some fantastic (and famous) restaurants. The ambience is relaxed and casual, in a low-rise, island-style setting - where good living matters most. It is an Aquitaine gem.
Stylish & authentic beach cabin, tastefully renovated with all mod cons
La Régate is a remarkable holiday home - a genuine fisherman's cabin, 90m2 altogether, entirely renovated to a very good standard, in the most magical of Aquitaine locations on the Arcachon Bay shore. Imagine watching an early sunrise, enjoying a pre-breakfast jog or swim, gazing at the yachts gliding in front, and days passing to the rhythm of the tides.
The décor and furnishings are very much in the Cap Ferret's tasteful beach-house style, simple & unshowy, balanced with smart bathrooms, modern kitchen plus wifi.
It comprises a main house, plus garden annex (bedroom & bathroom).
Access is via the beach (parking in the oyster village 50m away), on to the bay-facing terrace and veranda, with barbecue, dining table & chairs for 4-6, bench and two loungers.
The entrance is to the main living room of the house, which has a front sitting area where there are two sofas for enjoying panoramic views through the bay windows, dining area with table seating 6, next to the original fireplace.
At the rear is a small, well-equipped kitchen, including oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, etc, with door opening in to the back garden.
The two bedrooms and bathroom in main house are located off the living room:
- Bedroom one: brass double bed (140 cm) with sea views
- Bedroom two: two sets of 90 x 190cm bunk beds (top bunks suited to children aged 6+ years)
- Bathroom one: smart shower room with double sink & toilet
Across the small garden is the 'bungalow' - further cabin-style outbuilding converted, as is common in Cap Ferret, to a third bedroom, with double bed, plus ensuite shower with sink & toilet.
2 double bedrooms, 1 in main house, 1 in garden annex; 1 bedroom with 2 sets of bunks (in main house)
2 shower rooms - 1 in main house, 1 in annex
- washing machine
- oven & hob
- fridge freezer
- coffee maker
- iron & ironing board
- tv with French channels
La Régate is located in Les Jacquets oyster-farming quarter on the eastern shore of the Cap Ferret peninsula, a short walk from a couple of oyster shacks where you can buy direct from the producer. There is a local grocery store 2 minutes' walk away, and a wider choice of shops plus a couple of restaurants in Petit Piquey, a short bike ride, or a 10 minutes walk along the beach at low tide. Le Truc Vert Atlantic beach is 4 kms away - a cycle path takes you most of the way. Cap Ferret village is 12 kms.
Nearest village / town: Les Jacquets
Nearest beach: On doorstep! Le Truc Vert Atlantic beach 5 kms
Boulangerie: Petit Piquey 750m
Restaurant: Petit Piquey 750m
Market: Claouey 4 kms
Distance to nearest major transport connections
- Bordeaux airport: 55 kms
- Bergerac airport: 155 kms
- Bordeaux railway station: 65 kms
- St Malo ferry port: 600 kms
- Calais ferry port/tunnel: 950 kms
Things to do and see
- Daily baguettes, croissants and assorted treats from Pain Paulin
- Waterfront oyster-tasting in any of the villages on the bay
- Exploring Cap Ferret's wonderful forest cycle trails
- Seafood & sauvignon at le Chai-Nous (Grand Piquey) or Chez Bobo (Claouey)
- Surfing or body-boarding at le Truc Vert beach
- Adrenaline park
- Boat trips
Day Trip Ideas
- A day's sailing around the Bay to the Ile des Oiseaux and Dune de Pyla - magical
- A walking or cycling tour of the Bay's distinctive oyster farming villages and protected wetlands
- Follow the route des vins to tour the Médoc's famous wine châteaux
- Take a water taxi across the Bay for lunch on the 'mainland' before returning to your island home
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.
Les Jacquets is one of half-a-dozen villages on the Cap Ferret peninsula, comprising a small oyster-farming quarter where a couple of producers sell direct from their cabins, a residential area of holiday homes, plus a local grocery store and newsagent. It is 1 km to Petit Piquey, which has a bigger centre including a couple of local restaurants, and several shops including boulangerie, plus bike, surf & boat hire. There are many more places to eat in Grand Piquey (3 kms) and Claouey (4 kms). Boat tours of the bay leave from Grand Piquey jetty. Two markets, Claouey & Piraillan, are both an easy 4 km bike ride away. Piraillan food hall (July & August only) is a gem.
Lovely forest cycle trails lead up & down the peninsula connecting to the Atlantic beaches for surf, and several other villages all the down the peninsula to the southern tip.
From Le Canon, 5 kms south, you can take a ferry over to Arcachon, Le Moulleau or Dune de Pyla. Or try a boat tour spotting the oyster beds and bird life of the bassin d'Arcachon - relaxing, beautiful and highly recommended.
12 kms to the south is Cap Ferret village: smart boutiques, cafes and restaurants in a low-rise, laid-back setting - the ambience is casual, relaxed but appreciative of good living. A couple of 'bonnes adresses': it's worth stopping for a drink the stylish Tchanqué bar of the Hôtel Maison du Bassin (so named after the famous houses on stilts close to the Ile aux Oiseaux) - the address for an 'apéro'; and Fredelian, a salon de thé renowned for its patisseries, especially the local favourite (and ours), canelés.
There's also a charming 'petit train' that runs from the jetty on the bassin side over to the fantastic Atlantic beach "l'Horizon" on the other side of the pensinsula; the trip takes 10-15 minutes and, especially if you have children, is a delight!
Heading on down to the 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.
The famous '44 Hectares' of the Cap Ferret peninsula are situated south of the lighthouse. This is an area of villas built in the earlier part of the century set amongst the pine trees all served by unmade roads, owned by several French stars, Bordeaux vineyard owners and generations of Cap Ferret inhabitants of more modest means. It's 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.
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