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Maison Merindot

Lovely, historic Ile de Ré townhouse, stroll to market, port & restaurants
Ref: 292 St Martin de Ré
  • 2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • no pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality

We Say

Pretty, charming and very well-located Ile de Ré character townhouse, a short stroll along cobbled streets to gorgeous St Martin harbour, shops & restaurants

Pricing & availability

Maison Merindot
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen (but not bathroom towels)
  • Compulsory extras: Final cleaning, 140 EUR payable locally in cash pls
  • Optional extras: Bathroom towels, tea towels, hand towels, tea towels: 50 EUR per bedroom, payable locally
  • Security deposit: 750 EUR
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival is usually between 4 & 6 pm, departure by 10am please
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What Makes Maison Merindot A Great Holiday Rental

  • Charming, character 17th century townhouse, very comfortably furnished, including smart kitchen & bathrooms and lovely sunny courtyard terrace
  • Fantastic location on a quiet cobbled street close to St Martin centre
  • A short stroll to fabulous covered market and harbourside shops & restaurants
  • St Martin is a chic and elegant destination
  • Easy bike ride to local beach and further afield around the island

Best for:

Maison Merindot makes a fabulous island getaway for younger families, foodies and lovers of the French seaside. Also a great option for a car-free holiday, all amenities are in walking distance and it's easy and safe to explore further afield by bike.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers: need a bit of care of the narrow staircase; good toddler-friendly beach in St Martin
  • Teenagers: wifi; safe to explore independently by bike; watersports; limited nightlife
  • Reduced mobility: level entrance from street & downstairs; bedrooms are on first floor

Anything to watch out for:

The living room and bedrooms are more cottage than contemporary in style, with some quirky vintage elements (shown in the photos) which we loved.

Why Ile de Ré:

A chic and understated island destination connected by bridge from La Rochelle. Known for a lovely climate and authentically French, almost Mediterranean, feel. Dotted with charming harbour towns and character villages, connected by an extensive network of cycle trails with criss-crosses the island through fields & vineyards, woodland and salt-marshes. It offers something for everyone: markets, boutiques, watersports (esp. sailing, surfing, paddle-boarding, kite-surfing), markets & food halls, fantastic choice of restaurants.  And now part of Nouvelle Aquitaine, where it belongs!

Accommodation

Pretty, charming & well-equipped 17th century townhouse with lovely courtyard garden

The entrance to Maison Merindot is pure Ile de Ré: historic façade in a cobbled lane, painted front door in lovely green shade, antique knocker, ancient well outside. The doorway takes you through a lovely courtyard garden to the entrance hall and into the house itself - and suddenly a world away from the street outside.

Inside the houses mixes the modern and vintage delightfully - smart & very well-equipped kitchen, nicely-fitted bathrooms, very comfortable bedrooms and spacious living-dining-sitting room featuring charming vintage and antique items which give away the owners' love for visiting brocantes. (One half is a successful interior designer.)

The good-sized entrance hall - plenty of space for flip flops, beach bags, etc - leads in to a lovely kitchen with Neff oven and microwave. Bosch induction hob, Miele dishwasher and Nespresso machine. (Please bring your own Nespresso capsules due to a shortage on the island.)

An open doorway leads into the main salon, a a large open plan room with beautiful chandeliers and antique furniture. There is a large sofa, two armchairs, dining table and chairs to seat 4, and a large screen television and DVD player.

The two bedrooms are on the first floor, one a large double bed with wardrobe, the other a large zip & link double bed which can be separated into twins.

The second shower room (with WC and basin) is also upstairs.

On the top floor is a quite working corner with desk & chair, and window with views over the rooftops of St Martin de Ré.

Outside the lovely courtyard garden features a delightful garden room with original tiled roof that opens directly onto the small courtyard garden. It has a dining table and chairs, cushions, vintage lighting all for you to enjoy eating outside, plus day bed for those holiday siestas!

On the lane outside the house is a secure ring for fastening bikes - saves them cluttering up the courtyard. There are two large public car parks on the outskirts of town about 500m from the house: you can drop unload outside then it's a 10 minute walk back.

Bedrooms

One bedroom has a large king-size bed, the other has zip & link single beds which can be joined to make a large double

Bathrooms

Two shower rooms both with basin & WC, one upstairs, one downstairs

Pool

No pool

Equipment

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • tv with English-speaking channels
  • wi-fi

General

  • cot
  • high chair
  • hair dryer

Additional House Info

Nespresso machine, please bring your own pods due to shortage in the island!

TV has Netflix

Alexa radio in kitchen

Sorry, no pets

Location

Maison Merindot is located on one of St Martin de Re's quiet, historic cobbled lanes a short stroll from the harbour. It's a short stroll to the covered market, grocery store and quayside cafés and restaurants, and an easy cycle ride to St Martin's toddler-friendly beach (La Cible) or across the island to Le Bois Plage (4 kms). It's a short journey from La Rochelle airport by hire car or taxi, and a very manageable drive down from channel ferry ports.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: St Martin de Ré
Nearest beach: St Martin La Cible (1 km)
Boulangerie: St Martin de Ré
Restaurant: St Martin de Ré
Market: St Martin de Ré

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • La Rochelle airport 17 kms
  • Nantes airport 155 kms
  • Bordeaux airport 215 kms
  • St Malo ferry 345 kms, Roscoff 475 kms
  • Paris 495 kms
  • Calais ferry/tunnel 745 kms

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