Maison Tetris

Contemporary villa with outstanding outside space
Ref: 263 Arcachon
  • 4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating High quality
  • Brilliant pool and outdoor dining space

We Say

Spacious summer house designed for outdoor living, ideally located near to the beaches and restaurants of Arcachon.

Pricing & availability

Maison Tetris
4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Linen, towels, a midstay housekeeping visit for bookings over 7 nights, concierge services, exit clean.
  • Compulsory extras:
  • Optional extras:
  • Security deposit: EUR 2500
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  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes Maison Tetris a great holiday rental
A high quality summer house, spacious and private, with a superb pool and terrace area. Quietly located yet within easy reach of the beaches, restaurants and shops of Arcachon.

Best for:
Two families sharing or an extended family group or several couples.  

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - safe, enclosed garden. Child-friendly beaches too*
  • Teenagers - cycle into Arcachon for a real summer buzz. Lots of activities in the area
  • Reduced mobility - ensuite bedroom on the ground floor. Level plot.

Top 5 Toddler-friendly Beaches in South West France

Anything to watch out for?

No.

Why Arcachon-Pyla?
Pilat Plage is a sought-after, leafy residential district of Arcachon, approx. 5 kms south of the main town, with its own stretch of beach, restaurants, etc, known for its famous sand-dune, Europe's largest - 100m high! Arcachon is an all year round sea-side town that's very popular with French families: it's a manageable size, a great choice of shops, bars, restaurants, and attractive promenade with views over to the Cap Ferret peninsula. The Bay of Arcachon is a fascinating, natural area to explore, and is one of our favourite Aquitaine destinations.

Accommodation

Contemporary villa with heated swimming pool

A stylish villa that has been recently completed to provide a very high quality holiday home with a total floorspace of 350m2.  The villa is well-located within easy reach of the beaches of Pilat as well as the Arcachon basin itself.

The accommodation is arranged on two levels: the villa entrance is at ground level and this is where the living room is situated.

Ground floor:

  • 1 double bedroom with an en suite
  • Living room with an adjacent office space
  • A large kitchen which opens on to the livign area and which benefits from stunning natural light.
  • Separate WC

First floor:

  • Staircase from the ground floor leading to three further en suite bedrooms
  • Two of which have en suite shower rooms 
  • The master bedroom suite has a glass-walled bathroom and its own dressing room. 
  • Separate WC

Outside

A large terrace surrounded by mature planting gives this space a secluded feel. This is a super place to relax by the pool and take meals at the large table which seats 12.

The pool terrace incorporates a stunning 14x2.5m heated swimming pool surrounded by wooden terrace.  

Bedrooms

4 double bedrooms, one with its own dressing room

Bathrooms

3 en suite shower rooms and 1 en suite bathroom

Pool

14m x 2.5m, heated from mid-May until Mid-September to around 27 degrees

Equipment

Kitchen

  • dishwasher
  • tumble dryer
  • washing machine
  • oven & hob
  • fridge freezer
  • coffee maker
  • toaster

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • music dock/speaker
  • tv with French channels
  • wi-fi

General

  • cot
  • high chair
  • aircon
  • hair dryer

Outside

  • parking space

Additional House Info

There is covered parking for 3 cars and space for 2 further vehicles outside.

There is an office overlooking the living room.

The master bedroom has a projector and can be turned into a home cinema room.

House Rules

No pets & no smoking please

Location

A very peaceful and leafy residential location, extremely private yet within easy reach of the local sandy beach and amenities. Pilat Plage is one of a handful of very sought-after districts within Arcachon which is very well know to well-heeled French yet virtually unknown on our side of 'le Manche'. This is a very 'well-to-do' area of chic bistrots, boutiques and sailing clubs. Hop on bikes and cycle along the water's edge all the way into Arcachon or head south to the mighty Dune du Pilat. Just inland, a short journey through the pine forests and you'll arrive at the great lake of Cazaux-Sanguinet, a beautiful spot for watersports or a day of pure relaxation.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Arcachon
Nearest beach: Pilat Plage
Boulangerie: 750m
Restaurant: 1km (Pilat) or 2km (Arcachon)
Market: Arcachon

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Bordeaux airport: 75 kms
  • Bergerac airport: 170 kms
  • Arcachon railway station: 5 km
  • Bordeaux railway station: 85 kms
  • St Malo ferry port: 650 kms
  • Calais ferry port/tunnel: 950 kms

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • Evening stroll around the Parc Mauresque, Ville d'Hiver and Belvedere
  • Take the water shuttle to Cap Ferret for dinner at l’Escale or Chez Hortense
  • Watch the sunset from the top of the Dune de Pilat
  • Any day on Periere beach – one of the nicest this side of the Bay
  • Boat tour around the Ile aux Oiseaux, oyster beds and Maison Tchanquées

Nearby Activities

  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Water-skiing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Wine-tasting
  • Degustation
  • Aqua parc
  • Paddle-boarding
  • Boat trips

Day Trip Ideas

  • Take a foot ferry to Cap Ferret, & 'Petit Train' to l'Horizon beach
  • Explore Arcachon, le Moulleau and Periere by bike
  • Catch a train to Bordeaux and ride a tram around the city
  • Tour the Médoc vineyards wine-tasting
  • Visit historic St Emilion (UNESCO world heritage site)

The Local Area

Arcachon's southern districts such as Pyla, Pereire and Le Moulleau, are sought-after by the French - each offers quieter beaches than those found in central Arcachon and some very good restaurants too. for those with smaller children and a lot of equipment, easier car-parking. Pereire beach is regarded by locals as the most attractive around.

Ferries run from Arcachon and Le Moulleau to a host of destinations including Cap Ferret, a stylish resort on the other side of the Basin at the point of the peninsula of the Presqu'Ile de Cap Ferret. The 'petit train' runs from close to the jetty on Cap Ferret over to the magnificent rollers of the Atlantic beach on the other side of the peninsula, a wonderful trip, especially for children. Or, without kids, why not have dinner and return on the late evening ferry?

The Banc d’Arguin sits at the foot of the famous Dune du Pilat, 5 kms south of Arcachon and close to the house. A journey to the summit (try it without the staircase provided!) is a must; sunrise and sunset are the best times.

Back in Arcachon, the Parc Mauresque offers plenty of shade to cool off in the shade, and a chance to watch the locals play petanques and enjoy the view over to the Ville d'Eté (the summer town, the main resort district of Arcachon) below and to the sea beyond. A fascinating walk leads from the Parc to the 'Belvedere', a viewing platform with magnificent 360 degree views of the town.

The Arcachon Basin is packed full of oyster farms and you will have no difficulty finding these delicacies to dine on in one of the town’s many seafood restaurants. Or head to Gujan-Mestras (France's oyster-farming capital) or one of the villages on the Presqu'Ile (l'Herbe is recommended) and 'déguster' a few at the water's edge direct from ostréiculteur (oyster farmer).

The Bay is also home to wide variety of birdlife and consequently is a popular birdwatching destination. In fact, there are birdwatching reserves at nearby Parc Ornotholigique du Teich and Ile aux Oiseaux (Bird Island) in the basin which can be visited by boats that depart from the Arcachon jetties.

As a change from the sea-side, a little further down the coast there is bathing in Sanguinet and Biscarrosse lakes - with no ocean currents to worry about and the forest setting providing plenty of shelter, these are especially popular with families with young children.

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