Messanges Domaine de la Prade Villas

Feefo Rating 8 Modern villas with private heated pools

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  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Simple quality
  • Modern villas with private heated pools
  • Nearest Town: Moliets-Plage (4 kms)

We Say

The only Moliets villas which have a heated private pool and a shared pool on-site. Cycle ride to Moliets Plage beach & amenities.

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Sheets & towels (collect from reception), TV & internet.
  • Compulsory extras: Tourist tax paid on-site c.1.5 EUR pp per day
  • Optional extras: Baby equipment, cleaning, electric BBQ, bringing pets, beds made for arrival - please enquire. Pre-book, payable locally.
  • Security deposit: EUR 500
  • Changeover day: Saturday to Saturday all season
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 17:00, departure by 10:00.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: none

What makes Messanges Domaine de la Prade villas great holiday rentals

This is the best option if you're on a budget but still want a villa with its own pool. 

These villas are the most basic of the Moliets Resort Villas ( but guests appreciate the pine forest tranquility.

Also, each villa has a heated private pool plus there's a larger shared pool on the site - ideal for kids to meet up.

There are forest tracks directly from the site to the stunning beaches of Moliets Plage.

Best for:
Families seeking an active seaside and sporty holiday, these villas are also well-suited to groups of golfers or surfers outside July and August.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers: pool protected by safety cover; baby kit available for hire
  • Teenagers: plenty to do nearby; Moliets easily accessible
  • Reduced mobility: level site, villas have at least one downstairs bedroom & bathroom

Anything to watch out for?
The first 400m of the cycle ride to Moliets is on a B-road with light traffic, after which it is quieter (there are forest trails leading directly to quieter stretches of beach).

BBQs are prohibited at Moliets because of the forest fire risk. You can use an electric plancha though - cheap, portable ones can be found in local supermarkets.

The plots are more open and therefore less private than found at the other villa estates at Moliets.

The villas are simply furnished. This does though make it practical and relaxing for family holidays at the beach. 

Why Moliets-Plage?
Moliets is an oasis amongst the endless pines of western Europe's largest forest. It's basically a big playground! Activities include: surfing, cycling, golf, tennis, adventure parc, horse-riding, kayaking, etc etc. Many places of interest are within an hour's drive. It's an ideal destination for an active and varied sea-side holiday.


Modern villas with heated pools

There are three sizes of villa available - 2/3, 3/4 and 4/5 bedroom villas - the extra 'bedroom' is a mezzanine sleeping area.

There are just 12 villas at the venue plus a similar number of houses and apartments.

We know the site very well so please do contact us if you would appreciate some guidance.

Spacious and light, all the villas are detached, offering good quality accommodation and equipment. The modern style blends well with traditional Landais touches, such as oak beams and terracotta tiled roofs.

The different villa options are as follows:

Villa (DMV8) 3 bedrooms including mezzanine - 2 bathrooms - Sleeps 4-8 - 100m2
Villa (DMV10) 4 bedrooms including mezzanine - 2 bathrooms - Sleeps 6-10 - 120m2
Villa (DMV12) 5 bedrooms including mezzanine - 2 bathrooms - Sleeps 8-12 - 140m2


  • Spacious living/dining room with sofa-bed and plasma TV
  • Integrated corner kitchen
  • 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms at ground floor level with either double bed or twin beds
  • Mezzanine with double bed or twin beds with balcony (usually overlooking pool)
  • Bathroom with bath & WC; 1x shower room; 1x separate WC


  • Private swimming pool - 8x4m, heated and protected by an approved cover.  Pool is open mid-May to mid-September.
  • Terrace & loungers, teak garden furniture, private parking
  • Guests may also use the shared heated pool of the residence - ideal if you want your children to meet and mix with others, 112m2, open mid-April to mid-October.

Internet access is provided free of charge.


8x4m, heated & protected by approved cover, open mid May to mid Sep. There is also a shared heated outdoor swimming pool, 112m2, open mid Apr to mid Oct.



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


  • tv with French channels
  • wi-fi


  • cot
  • high chair


  • parking space

House Rules

Pets permitted (supplement applies). No smoking in the villa


Domaine de la Prade is located just off the minor road which runs south from Moliets to Messanges, about 2 kms outside the village centre, 3.5 kms from Moliets-Plage. A forest track also runs from the site direct to a quiet stretch of beach about 3 kms away.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Moliets-Plage (4 kms)
Nearest beach: Local beach 3kms via cycle track and Moliets-Plage & Chenes Lieges beaches are both 4kms - plenty of cycle paths to get there and there's parking at Moliets-Plage
Boulangerie: Moliets-et-Maa 2 kms (approx). N.B. There is a breakfast delivery option available at the villas
Restaurant: Moliets Plage 4kms
Market: Moliets Plage 4kms

Distance to nearest major transport connections

> Biarritz airport: 75 km > Bordeaux airport: 160 km > Pau airport: 180 km > Dax railway station: 40 km > Biarritz railway station: 60 km > Bilbao ferry port: 220 km > Santander ferry port: 320 km > St Malo ferry port: 680 km > Calais ferry terminal/tunnel: 1020 km

Sports & Leisure

Moliets Plage offers excellent surfing, golf, tennis, cycling, watersports, lots of kids activities and, of course, superb beaches. It is an ideal destination for active families.


  • Par 72 championship golf course
  • Ranked 14th best in Europe
  • Golf packages available
  • Practice area & driving range
  • Clubhouse, bar & restaurant

Guests of Moliets Villa Resort (La Prade, Clairiere and Ocean 17 villas) can save up to 40% on a golf pass giving them unlimited access to the 18 & 9 hole courses...

LOW SEASON - 40% saving: 1 week pass = 150 EUR; 2 week pass = 300 EUR. Jan-Mar & Nov-Dec.

MID SEASON - 30% saving:  1 week pass = 220 EUR; 2 week pass = 400 EUR. Apr-Jun & Sep-Oct.

HIGH SEASON - 20% saving:  1 week pass = 280 EUR; 2 week pass = 480 EUR. Jul-Aug.


  • Tennis centre
  • All-weather and clay courts
  • Indoor courts
  • Lessons available
  • Equipment hire
  • Visitors welcome


  • Classic beach break 
  • Surf, body-board, kite-surf
  • Surf lessons available
  • Group classes possible
  • Equipment hire
  • Booking required


  • For all the family
  • Network of forest cycle trails
  • Several bike hire shops
  • Kids & adult bikes
  • Tag-alongs & chariots
  • Guided excursions possible

Lake Beach & Watersports

  • Lac de Leon 7 kms
  • Kayaking, sailing, wind-surfing
  • Courant d'Huchet canoe trip
  • Sandy lake beach
  • Cycle trails and walks
  • Tranquil alternative to ocean!

Adrenaline Park

  • Treetop walk
  • Junior version for 5-10 yr olds
  • Quad bikes
  • Paintball
  • Open April to October
  • Cycle ride from your villa

Horse Riding

  • Equestrian centre locally
  • Beach gallops
  • Forest treks
  • Kids and adults
  • Beginners and experienced


At Domaine de Messanges there is a shared pool available for use by villa guests as well as those staying in the neighbouring lodges.

Staff at reception can advise about bike hire (a collection & drop-off service is available in summer), day trips and will often have suggestions for babysitting services.

There is free wifi at reception as well as inside the villas.


Out & About

Moliets-Plage is a stunning and endless sweep of sand and Atlantic surf. There's more to this destination than just the beach. It boasts a variety of leisure activities including golf courses, tennis centre, watersports (at the ocean and also Lac de Leon), horse-riding and adrenalin park.

Moliets-et-Maa, 2 kms inland, is the old village centre with church and petanque square, butchers, couple of bakeries and a grocery store.

The network of cycle trails around the resort make it very easy & enjoyable to get around - bikes are generally the preferred mode of holiday transport, and are easy to hire.


  • Restaurants - a few at Moliets Plage, also Moliets-et-Maa and Leon. There are a few 'gems' in nearby villages such as the Relais de Post at Magescq. Recent clients' restaurant recommendations include Ti'bou (Moliets et Maa), Hotel de l'Ocean, Chez Vincent (Moliets Plage) and Relais de la Poste (Magescq)
  • Shops - basic amenities at Moliets Plage (seasonal opening times) and at Moliets et Maa (all year round).
  • Nightlife - bars and one nightclub
  • Supermarket - mini-market at Moliets Plage (seasonal opening times) plus Super U on the road to Messanges
  • Markets - weekly market at Leon and summer night market at Moliets Plage.


  • Belle-Epoque Biarritz - style & surf chic combined
  • Pretty Basque fishing port & resort, St Jean de Luz
  • Discover the 'postcard' hillside villages of the Basque Country
  • Hop over the border into Spain for San Sebastian or the Guggenheim
  • Visit the under-rated city of Bayonne, the Pays Basque capital


  • Canoe or kayak along the Courant d'Huchet
  • Explore the coast, forests and lakes via the network of cycle trails
  • A day's golf & surf at Moliets
  • Take a break from the beach and unwind at the Lac de Leon - go by bike
  • Catch an exhibition of Course Landais at St Vincent de Tyrosse
  • Croissante aux amandes + espresso from Le Fournil de l'Olivier (on the roundabout in Moiets-et-Maa village)
  • Running the network of forest trails - find a different path each time but try and take in the early morning mist rise off Etang de la Prade
  • Choosing between these bonnes addresses for dinner - Dune, Cave aux Moules, Grille de l'Ocean, Chez Vincent - it's the toughest decision you'll face on holiday!


  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Pelote Basque
  • Course Landaise
  • Adrenaline park
  • Customer Reviews By Feefo

    Review posted on 09 Sep 2017

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    Service: Generally ok

    Product: Complex was ok although all the gardens are very open so you feel exposed. Our house was pretty run down. The pool was not heated but should have been and the pump stopped working in the first week and was still broken when we left. Also the toilet was leaking.

    On 12-Sep-2017 we responded:

    Product Comment: Thanks for your review – delighted you enjoyed the area, we agree Moliets is fabulous & there is so much to do!  About the villa itself, anything less than a 4/5 gives us cause for concern, we’re sorry to read about the problems with the pool & toilet. We are in touch with the operator Odalys as we would have expected any such issues to have been resolved quickly. We very much hope it didn’t affect the enjoyment of your holiday.

    Review posted on 05 Aug 2017

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    Service: Very helpful on the telephone- good service

    Product: This property was lovely for having sun and shade. Comfortable beds for the most part. Unfortunately one room didnt have a foam mattress and the bed was very uncomfortable, due to cheapness of sprung mattress. It was changed immediately we asked; which was good. The kitchen and the equipment were not suitable for feeding 10 people. Not enough cupboard space and not enough large saucepans. We have been to Arts et Vie and they supply good quality kitchen equipment for people who like to cook. Although they took 125 euros for cleaning they still expected the kitchen to be cleaned by us! When we arrived however the floor had not been wet wiped only hoovered and there was a fine dust on it which the baby who was crawling got all over her knees and legs! Reception sent the cleaner next day but she refused to clean it. I did it myself and the water was grey. One thing that struck us was that in the washroom where there was a separate washer & dryer, there was only plug for them as the other plug hole was for the watering system. This meant that you could not use both machines at the same time. We were told by reception that we were under no circumstances to use the watering system plug. How many times has she had to tell people this? We were surprised to see that many of the properties were empty at the height of the season because the location of the property was perfect and we enjoyed our stay, but I think the above shows that there is a certain meanness about the thinking of the management of Odalys. I would not recommend this firm to anybody.

    On 07-Aug-2017 we responded:

    Product Comment: Thanks for giving feedback on the villas and from your 4 star rating it sounds as though the villa was a success overall. I've read through your detailed comments regarding the on-site maintenance side of things. This is really helpful, thank you, as it gives us plenty to back to Odalys with. We know the Arts et Vie site nearby and have visited before; we found them to be a little too basic but perhaps it's time to visit again. I'm really glad that you enjoyed your latest stay at Moliets.

    Review posted on 18 Sep 2016

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    Service: Very efficient and useful information supplied before we set off.

    Product: Fantastic holiday, great service both on initial booking and in France, thank you all very much!

    On 19-Sep-2016 we responded:

    Service Comment: That makes for great reading, thank you! Justin

    Review posted on 01 Sep 2016

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    Service: Justin and his team are fantastic... we have used them before and will no doubt book through them again next year! Their expert advice on the areas, resorts and accommodation is second to none and they were really helpful when we were planning our holiday.

    Product: Comfortable and well equipped - small and peaceful complex perfectly located for the beach and touring around the area.

    On 02-Sep-2016 we responded:

    Service Comment: Enjoyed reading that, thank you! I think this venue is good value and the Moliets Plage area is perfect for active families. Same again next year I hope! Justin

    Review posted on 17 Jul 2016

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    Service: Easy and clear process to book ... Timely communication and reminders.

    Product: Great place, calm, very friendly and helpful staff. Not Excellent due to the status of the house. No airco, the kitchen is not very well equipped to properly cook, and there are some minor damages.

    On 18-Jul-2016 we responded:

    Service Comment: Really pleased to read that you had a good holiday at Messanges. It is perfect for beaches and family activities. The pine forest location of the villas is very appealing. It's a shame more places don't have aircon - it's not especially common in SW France. I agree the kitchens are quite small/functional but they have all the essential appliances. Thanks again for writing. Justin

    Review posted on 13 Aug 2015

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    Service: Directions to find the villa could of been better.

    Product: Nice stay we were very lucky with the weather.

    On 14-Aug-2015 we responded:

    Service Comment: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We are checking the directions now, sorry if you had any problems. Thanks for letting us know. Alex

    Review posted on 11 Sep 2014

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    Service: they were very helpful and documents received prior to our trip was thorough and had all the basic and important information we needed

    Product: Excellent

    Review posted on 28 May 2014

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    Service: Good service and communication

    Product: Very pleased with villa. Reception attendance a bit variable but really didn't matter. Good holiday

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