< Villa Pilat

Villa Pilat

Feefo Rating 1 outstanding summer villa with pool near the beach
Ref: 137 Arcachon (6 kms)
  • 6 bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Heated private pool
  • Comfort Rating Best quality
  • Brilliant pool & terrace

We Say

Spacious and very tasteful summer house in a quiet residential street near the beach. Fabulous pool terrace includes hot-tub and bar!

Pricing & availability

Villa Pilat
6 bedrooms, sleeps 14

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen & towels & exit clean
  • Compulsory extras: Tourist tax, approx. 1 EUR per adult per night
  • Optional extras: Additional cleaning approx EUR 15/hour (payable locally)
  • Security deposit: 960 GBP
  • Changeover day: Saturday preferred
  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes Villa Pilat a great holiday rental
A high quality summer house, spacious and private, with a superb pool and terrace area. If you can drag yourself away from the pool and outside bar, the sandy beach of Pilat Plage is no more than 5 minutes' walk.  

Best for:
Two families sharing or an extended family groups or a ahndful of couples. Rentals like this don't come cheap, so sharing the cost will make it more affordable. This area of Arcachon is distinctly 'upmarket' without being pretentious. 

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - heated pool is a bonus (and the pool has a cover).
  • Teenagers - lots of space; a good area for teens to roam independently, with lots of activities too.
  • Reduced mobility - no bedrooms are accessible without negotiating several steps.

Anything to watch out for?


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.


Superior west-facing summer house with heated swimming pool

A stylish villa that has undergone a complete programme of renovations to provide a very high quality holiday home, and an excellent new addition to this owner's growing portfolio of holiday rentals in the Pyla & Le Moulleau districts of Arcachon (all of which can be found on our website).

Originally constructed in the 1970s, Villa Pilat offers extremly modern, high quality and tasteful accommodation in a sought-after loaction (the Parisiens love Arcachon, particularly the districts heading south towards the Dune). Total floorspace 240m2.

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:

  • 3 double bedrooms
  • Bathroom and 2x shower rooms
  • Separate WC
  • Open-plan living area, very spacious and naturally light (see photos), incorporating lounge, dining area and kitchen. All the equipment you could expect in a kitchen is provided at Villa Pilat!

Garden level:

  • Staircase from the ground floor leading to additional bedroom space
  • 3 bedrooms all with double beds and each with en-suite shower room. It is possible to add a single bed in two of these rooms
  • Laundry room
  • Separate WC


Very relaxing and private west-facing terrace surrounded by verdant, exotic shrubs. This is a super place to relax by the pool and take meals.

The pool terrace incorporates:

  • stunning 10x5m heated swimming pool surrounded by wooden terrace. Protected by a removable cover and with a depth range from 0.5m to 2.0m. 
  • hot-tub heated to 36 degrees
  • exterior bar for serving cold drinks on a hot summer's day
  • summer kitchen including plancha hotplate for cooking outside
  • beautiful summer house which can accommodate a further 2 people (double bed, WC, single basin)
  • exterior shower poolside

Arriving at the front of the house, the fragrant gardens are well-stocked and give way to the front terrace which catches the morning sun - an ideal spot for lazy breakfasts.

The property also has a garage and private parking. 


6x doubles


5x shower rooms; 1x bathroom; 4x W.C. + 1 exterior W.C.


Stunning 10x5 heated pool, depth 0.5 - 2.0m, protected by removable cover



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


  • dvd player
  • tv with French channels
  • wi-fi


  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space


  • cot

House Rules

Pets allowed by prior arrangement


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 (6 kms)
Nearest beach: 300 metres to sandy le Pilat Plage
Boulangerie: Local amenities 200m
Restaurant: Pilat Plage including La Co(o)rniche
Market: Arcachon (6 kms)

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

Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 23 Feb 2014

Service: Feefo Service Rating Product: Feefo Product Rating

Service: Very helpful and very easy booking procedure and obviously very good at selecting outstanding properties

Product: Every need accommodated for, comfortable, well equipped and delightful house

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