La Cabane du Lac

spacious modern chalet with fabulous lake views
Ref: 216 Lacanau-Ocean
  • 4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • no pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Lake views

We Say

Attractive chalet in tranquil area of Lacanau, fantastic lake views and access and just a 15 min bike ride to the beach

Pricing & availability

La Cabane du Lac
4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen and bathroom towels
  • Compulsory extras: Short stay (4 nights or less) supplement - 100 EUR
  • Optional extras: Additional cleaning
  • Security deposit: GBP 500
  • Changeover day: Saturday June to September, flexible at other times of year
  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes La Cabane du Lac a great holiday rental

This is a lovely holiday home. Located in a tranquil area of Lacanau, it has plenty of space inside for two families or a group of friends, really well-equipped and above all, there is the lake - just enjoy the incredible view, or head out to stroll round the shore, find little swimming coves, go paddle-boarding etc. Restaurants are 15 mins walk; golf, tennis and the amazing beaches of Lacanau-Ocean a short bike ride. Easy access from Bordeaux airport. Ideal for a varied and relaxing holiday.

Review left by German guests April 2017: The accommodation with breathtaking lake views really leaves nothing to be desired. The house has a huge roof terrace, which is equipped with everything your heart desires (barbecue, deckchairs, garden furniture...). The interior is very clean and very comfortable. There is enough space for a large group (10 people). The generous open kitchen is the perfect meeting place for all guests! In addition, the two bathrooms are very modern and luxurious. There is really nothing missing and our expectations were more than exceeded! To the location you can also say only good: 30 minutes' walk to the beach (sea) and only a few steps to the shore of the wonderful lake (the sea beach with rental possibilities is also just around the corner). We would recommend the holiday house to everyone!

Review left by French guests, May 2017:The house is beautiful, perfect for the weekend we had planned with 3 couples of friends. We had a memorable evening on the large terrace overlooking the lake. Decoration, interior design, kitchen equipment, everything was perfect. Mathilde, who welcomed us is lovely and received us upon arrival with kindness and efficiency. This rental is a nice surprise and we will definitely be back. Congratulations to Mark and his wife: we loved staying at home between the lake and the pine forest...

Best for:

Families with children of all ages, group of friends/couples of all ages. Very flexible sleeping arrangements mean most groups of eight can be accommodated.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers: will require supervision because of spiral staircase and proximity of lake
  • Teenagers: will love the space, range of activities and being able to roam independently
  • Reduced mobility: not suitable (main living areas upstairs, via steps or spiral staircase)

Anything to watch out for?

No.

Why Lacanau?

The Carryre district of Lacanau is a tranquil, pine-forested area whose pace of life is in tune with the gently lapping lake. A few restaurants, lovely walks, lake activities (esp. kayaking, sailing and paddle-boarding and sailing) all close by. The Lacanau area generally offers superb beaches, lovely cycle trails, tennis, golf, surfing, water-skiing, sailing. In July & August there's lots going on in the day time and evenings, and quieter outside these months. Beaches stretch for miles, so finding your own patch at whatever time of year is not difficult. There's golf courses, horse-riding, tennis, and an adventure park. The famous chateaux of the 'Medoc rouge' (the wine producing part), the Bay of Arcachon and Cap Ferret are all in easy reach.

Accommodation

Attractive & well-equipped chalet-style house with fabulous lake view

The house was bought in 2016 and new for rental this year. The first clients said:

"The house is wonderful, and has everything for a lovely break. The location is perfect, I highly recommend this house! Thank you, Mark."

It is very well located in a quiet residential area, just one row back from the lake shore. Bike paths to reach the lake, ocean.

There is plenty of off-street parking (up to 4 cars).

It is a spacious, modern timber chalet, on 2 levels with large terrace on the 1st floor. The decoration is in good taste (clear paintings, walls with clear paneling on the 1st floor). The parquet flooring on the 1st floor rooms gives a warm and cozy touch. Furniture and kitchens are also new. Each floor has independent access, as well as internal access (via spiral staircase).

Downstairs:

Entrance (tiled floor and white walls) with fridge / freezer

Secondary lounge / dining room with small kitchen area. Two sofa beds, television, and corner kitchen (microwave, sink, cupboard with dishes) - perfect teenagers hang-out, reading or TV-watching room.

Toilet, plus shower room with large walk-in shower, 1 washbasin, washing machine and dryer (door to outside).

Small bedroom with bunk beds and large closet

Second bedroom with 2 bunk beds (sleeps 4) and dressers (quite a dark room)

Upstairs (access via a spiral staircase):

Smart & spacious living room with parquet flooring including:

  • smart, new kitchen corner with central island (table for 6 people): the kitchen offers a lot of storage (enough crockery); Ceramic hob, oven, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • dining area with table seating 6-8 (most guests eat on the terrace outside). Two high chairs are available - one free-standing; one which straps to a chair.
  • desk area with bluetooth speaker
  • sitting area with 2 sofas, TV and wood burning stove

Bedroom 3: 2 beds of 1m which can also propose a double bed, shelf, bedside tables and bedside lamp

Large bathroom with large shower, washbasin and wc

Bedroom 4: double bed in 180 with wardrobe and shelf tables and bedside lamps

Sliding doors on two sides lead to a large, partially covered wooden terrace - usually the sun shines out here but if not there is plenty of shelter to eat outdoors in all weathers. The terrace also goes around the house on the lake side with a very nice view. The terrace at the moment is equipped with a large dining table and chairs (seats 10), 4 loungers, and an electric barbecue.

Garden

The front garden is a quiet, pretty area, partly covered by the deck, and has a table and chairs. The back garden is suitable for playing or a game of boules. Both are attractively planted. There is ample parking just outside the back garden.

Bedrooms

Two bunk bed rooms downstairs, one twin (can be made into double) plus double upstairs

Bathrooms

2 shower rooms

Pool

Equipment

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

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

Outside

  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

General

  • high chair
  • hair dryer

House Rules

Pets allowed

Location

The house is located in Carreyre, a quiet residential district of Lacanau bordering the lake. Easy access to the lake and local restaurants on foot,and it's an easy bike ride into Lacanau Ocean.  It is possible to hire bikes, pedaloes, wind-surf equipment etc at the lake - a 15 minute walk from the house.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Lacanau-Ocean
Nearest beach: Lake beaches less than 1 km, ocean 6 kms
Boulangerie: Le Moutchic 1km
Restaurant: Le Moutchic 1km
Market: Lacanau-Ocean (6 kms)

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Bordeaux airport 57 km
  • Bordeaux train station 66 km
  • Bergerac airport 173 km
  • St Malo ferry port 583 km
  • Calais tunnel 908 km 

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • Picnicking by the lac de Lacanau - find a shady spot and enjoy the tranquility
  • Hit the beach late afternoon and stay for an evening gourmet picnic, like the French do, watching the sun go down
  • Cycle rides along the forest trails - mainly flat, easy & very enjoyable
  • Driving by some of the outlandish Medoc chateaux - impressive, and humbling
  • For some real exhiliration try a surfing lesson, or just hire a body-board!

Nearby Activities

  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Water-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Horse-riding
  • Fishing
  • Wine-tasting
  • Adrenaline park
  • Paddle-boarding

Day Trip Ideas

  • Lacanau is also well-located for exploring further afield - many places of interest in this south-west corner of France are within an hour's drive:
  • Tour and tasting around world-famous Medoc vineyards
  • Boat trips along the Gironde and to the Phare de Courdouan
  • Drive down to Cap Ferret, for oyster-tasting and to climb the lighthouse
  • Spend a day strolling beautiful St Emilion (but get there early)
  • Explore the narrow streets and squares of central Bordeaux and soak up the history 

The Local Area

  • Lake: are a great opportunity for whiling away the hours in tranquility, listening to the water lapping the sandy shores. The surrounding forest are perfect for picnics and rambling. The lake beach at Moutchic is popular, but Longarisse is the one the locals go to!
     
  • ‚ÄčWatersports: sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and kayaking at the local lakes. Domaine Departemental de Sports and de Loisirs de Bombannes - known as "Bombannes" for short (the French like to over-elaborate names where possible!) is situated in the heart of the pine forest, on the Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans, 15kms from Lacanau. This is one of France's premier leisure resorts with a varied choice of activities focusing on waterports. There's also a gym, tennis, rock-climbing wall, archery, Basque pelote, sauna & hammam, children's leisure area.Ocean beaches: wide, sandy Atlantic beaches are long enough that you can always find a quiet spot to yourself even in high summer just a short way away form the centre of town.
     
  • Golf: the Lacanau-Ardilouse Golf Course is on your doorstep (18 holes; par 72, 5,926 m). Designed in 1980 by John Harris, it is a very enjoyable course, built on undulating terrain among pine forest and sand-dunes. There is also a driving range and practice green, a pro-shop offering equipment, advice and lessons, plus a clubhouse serving drinks, snacks and a full lunch-time menu. Lacanau is also home to the 9 hole Golf de la Mejanne (par 36, 3,209 m) and Golf du Baganais (par 27, 910m) courses. Two top quality courses are found 45 kms away at the highly-rated Golf du Medoc: les Chateaux and les Vignes. Further courses at Arcachon, Gujan-Mestras and around Bordeaux. Lacanau Ardilouse also participates in the Medoc Golf Pass scheme with Golf de Margaux and the two courses at Golf du Medoc.
     
  • Cycling and hiking trails: over 120 kms of safe cycle tracks lead through the forests up and down this stretch of coast, from Carcans-Maubuisson north of Lacanau, all the way, ultimately, to the Pointe de Cap Ferret to the south. Several local bike hire shops, it's a lovely way to get around.
     
  • Surfing & body-boarding: excellent waves at Lacanau-Ocean, which every August hosts an edition of the world professional championship. Local surf clubs offer tuition for all levels and ages, plus board hire. Lacanau Surf Club
     
  • Horse-riding: Lacanau counts two major equestrian centres each offering tuition and trails through the local forests.
     
  • Tennis: Ardilouse Tennis Centre is 500m and offers 16 courts (4 indoor) and 2 squash courts. Book on-site at the Club House. Group and one-to-one courses available.

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