What makes Villa Ardea a great holiday rental
Villa Ardea is a modernised holiday house for up to 8 people in the lighthouse district of Cap Ferret village, a few minutes' walk from the shops and restaurants of the centre. The dining and kitchen areas open onto a north-west-facing terrace for eating alfresco. Beaches, the superb local market and good restaurants are a walk away. Villa Ardea is a great place to enjoy this unique corner of France.
Families and groups of friends wanting an easy holiday where everything you need is a walk or cycle away, in one of France's most chic destinations and which is laid-back too.
Anything to watch out for?
Villa Ardea adjoins another rental property, Maison des Hérons, on the east side; the owners have been meticulous about ensuring the best possible insulation from neighbouring noise and visual screening so you are not overlooked. In July & August the owners live in a nearby apartment and are on-hand for help or information if required, but will otherwise leave you in complete privacy.
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.
Villa Ardea is a modern, tastefully decorated house adjoining another of the owner's rentals, Maison des Herons, on one side. There is excellent interior sound-proofing and good screening outside so that neither house overlooks the other.
The house is reached via an enclosed garden at the front of the property, gated from the road outside. The entrance porch leads via double doors into the downstairs area comprising:
· Good sized living/dining room, with extendable dining table and chairs for up to 10 people
· A small kitchen opening onto the terrace, equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, oven, 4-ring hob, microwave, fridge
· Lounge/reading room
· Bedroom 1: double bed, with built-in cupboards
· Shower room
Open stairs lead to the first floor and:
· Bedroom 2: double bed, with built-in cupboards
· Bedroom 3: bunk beds and built-in cupboards
· Bedroom 4: twin beds (can make a double), shelves
· Mezzanine area/TV corner with single bed
· Bathroom, plus separate WC
The porch at the front of the house doubles as a very pleasant outside sitting and eating area - with two sets of double-doors into the house it also nicely extends the space inside, and is directly accessed from the kitchen as well as the dining/living area. The porch is raised from the front garden by a single step; the gardens are partly-paved, partly-unmade ground, with a small grassy area, totally enclosed and have plenty of playing space for children. There is a barbecue, garden furniture and parasol.
The owner Caroline is, like us, passionate about Cap Ferret and will be delighted to share her enthusiasm and knowledge with you. Speaking from experience, it is infectious!
2x doubles, 1 x twin (can make double), 1 x bunk beds, plus single bed on mezzanine level
1 shower room with WC downstairs, 1 bathroom (no WC) upstairs, further separate WC upstairs
Please note the Wifi is of a low level and at times the signal can be very weak, this is due to the location of the property and unfortunately means a signal can not always be guaranteed.
No pets, sorry. No smoking in the house.
Villa Ardea is situated on a quiet residential road on the edge of the high sought after area of Cap Ferret village, just 500m from the lighthouse and a five minute walk from the village's first shops (including boulangerie - always essential) and 10 minutes amble from the centre (including Cap Ferret's summer daily market), and ocean and Bay of Arcachon beaches.
Nearest village / town: Cap Ferret
Nearest beach: Cap Ferret (300m), l'Horizon (600m)
Boulangerie: Cap Ferret
Restaurant: Dozens in Le Cap Ferret
Market: Cap Ferret (open everyday in summer)
Service: Very efficient service
Service Comment: Thank you for your kind comments - Cap Ferret is such a special place and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday there. Bethan
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