What Makes Villa Netta A Great Holiday Villa
Villa Netta is a rare find - a spacious, private and very comfortable villa with pool in the heart of south-central Cap Ferret. It is an easy walk to beaches 500m east or west, and 5 minutes by bike to the village centre, boutiques, market & restaurants. A fabulous place to unwind and immerse yourself in a magical corner of south west France.
The convivial layout is ideal for 2 or 3 families sharing, or a multi-generation family to come together.
Anything to watch out for:
Two of the bedrooms are quite small and simply furnished, but still tastefully done. Downstairs living room simply furnished - more of a teenagers room.
Why Cap Ferret
Cap Ferret village is one of France's most chic holiday destinations featuring smart boutiques, cafés and restaurants in a low-rise, island-style setting - the ambience is relaxed and casual, where good living matters most. The bay is renowned for its seafood (especially oysters), fabulous beaches, sailing, surfing, lovely cycle trails, some fantastic (and famous) restaurants. An Aquitaine gem.
Spacious, convivial & comfortable villa with pool ideal for 2 or 3 families to share
Surrounded by pine trees, near Cap Ferret lighthouse, the villa is located at the end of a private boardwalk in a residential area of south-central Cap Ferret. It feels very secluded and private.
White-painted walls, timber floors and beams are stylish, utterly in keeping with Cap Ferret, and give the house a real holiday-by-the-sea atmosphere. It feels like France's Long Island. Bathrooms, furniture, kitchen equipment, etc are all good or very quality.
The house is on three levels, starting on the ground floor (middle, entrance level):
- large living room with lounge at one end (sofa, chaise longue, chair) with fireplace, dining room (table & chairs seating 8), opening on to a large covered terrace equipped with a long table for outdoor dining
- smart, well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, which also opens on to the dining terrace
This is a very convivial area, perfect for gathering around a good rosé and a BBQ. Also at this level:
- laundry room
- double room (bed 160) with private bathroom (shower)
- room with two single beds (both 90cm) and a cot
Garden level (swimming pool & rear terrace level)
- second living room with table & chairs for 4, two sofas, television (Netflix subscription) opened on the swimming pool - ideal reading or TV watching/games room for teenagers
- twin bedroom (2 single beds of 90cm which can be joined to make a double bed) with en-suite shower room
- children's room with bunk beds (90 cm beds)
- small double bedroom (160 cm) with skylight
- large bathroom
Upstairs (first floor):
- Attic room with three single beds (90 cm)
There are two terraces, one at the front with covered dining area plus sunny salon d'été, a second at the back by the pool with loungers and another corner sitting area. The garden is mature, beuaitfully planted with local flora, surrounded by trees - it feels natural & private.
Overall Villa Netta is a charming, peaceful, sociable family holiday villa.
2 double bedrooms (both 160cm beds), 3 twins (including one with bunks), 1 triple
large shared bathroom, 2 ensuite shower rooms
8m x 3m, heated, protected by electric cover. Roman steps at shallow end
Villa Netta couldn't be more central - located in a residential area midway between Cap Ferret's bay & ocean beaches, both 500m away, and about a kilometre from village centre to the north and tip of the peninsula to the south. It's an easy walk to some fantastic (and famous) restaurants, a short bike ride on quiet lanes to market for daily baguettes, delicacies and boutiques Cap Ferret village.
Nearest village / town: Cap Ferret
Nearest beach: Sail Fish or Mimbeau 500m
Boulangerie: Cap Ferret
Restaurant: Sail Fish or Mimbeau 500m
Market: Cap Ferret
The Cap Ferret peninsula is a treat for the senses - the scent of the pine forest, the constant rumble of rollers washing up on the western coast, the salty, slippery taste of oysters washed down with a Bordeaux blanc and, at the end of the day, sitting on top of one of the dunes overlooking the Atlantic and watching the sun go down. Bliss!
All these experiences and more are within very easy reach. The Atlantic beach l'Horizon, popular with surfers, is about a 800m away to the west, the bassin d'Arcachon beach of la Mimbeau is just 200m away.
It's only 500m to Cap Ferret's smart boutiques, cafes and restaurants in a low-rise, laid-back setting.
From the village you can take a ferry over to Arcachon or Le Moulleau, but you'll probably miss your 'desert island' home quite quickly! Or try a boat tour spotting the oyster beds and bird life of the bassin d'Arcachon.
There's also a charming 'petit train' that runs from the jetty on the bassin side over the Atlantic beach on the other side of the pensinsula; the trip takes 10-15 minutes and, especially if you have children, is a delight.
Heading on down to the Pointe is a must, the panormic views across the bassin to the sandy wild-life reserve of the Banc d'Arguin and over to the Dune de Pyla (Europe's highest sand dune) are breathtaking. Climbing to the top of the famous Cap Ferret lighthouse gives an even better view. The famous '44 Hectares' of the Cap Ferret peninsula are situated south of the lighthouse.
Just south of the villa is an area of villas built in the earlier part of the century set amongst the pine trees all served by unmade roads, owned by several French stars, Bordeaux vineyard owners and generations of Cap Ferret inhabitants of more modest means. It's probably the most natural, exclusive yet unpretentious housing estate in France and also home to the island's most famous restaurant, Chez Hortense - laid back (what else could it be here?) and popular with France's VIPs.
If you feel the urge to leave the Cap - and many don't while they are here - the famous appelations of Pauillac and Margaux north in the médoc rouge are not far away.
Around the other side of the basin is Arcachon, a popular French resort; a part of the town known as the Ville d'Hiver (winter town) is well worth strolling to see the quirky architecture of its many 19th century villas, as is the newly-pedestrianised town centre. South of Arcachon is the famous Dune du Pyla, the largest sand dune in Europe, standing at over 100 metres. A journey to the summit (try it without the staircase provided!) is a must; sunrise and sunset are the best times.
If you're feeling beached out, Bordeaux is about an hour away and is a good option for a day-trip, whether it’s boutique shopping, sight-seeing or culture. Medieval gems of the Gironde east of Bordeaux are also wonderful days out; St Emilion, with its 11th century basilica, is the best known but can be busy - get there early.View More Cap Ferret Rentals
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