What makes Villa des Ramiers a great holiday rental
Villa des Ramiers is a rare thing - a genuinely luxurious villa with pool in the heart of Cap Ferret. It is relaxed, elegant, spacious and secluded. The bay & Atlantic beaches are an easy walk or short bike away, as are the chicest restaurants on the peninsula, including chez Boulan & chez Hortense. A truly fabulous home for a holiday, superbly located in a beautiful & unique corner of south west France.
Families and groups of friends looking for a very high quality home-from-home, in a relaxed, chic, island-style destination, a France treasure.
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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.
Relaxed, stylish contemporary villa with heated pool in the heart of Cap Ferret
Villa des Ramiers is a beautifully designed villa - light, open, spacious and private. Furnishings emphasise comfort as well as style and quality. This is luxury at its most relaxed, you feel instantly at home.
The living room is a light, open space under a high timber-frame ceiling, comprising living area seating 6-8 around a contemporary fireplace, a dining area with long table seating up to 10, and a smart, open-plan kitchen, superbly equipped. Folding glass doors open on three sides to the surrounding terrace.
There are four bedrooms, all situated off the living room:
• Bedroom 1: parental suite - large double bed (180 cm), large bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, terrace access
• Bedroom 2 - double bedroom, kingsize double bed (160 cm), en-suite bathroom (shower and toilet), terrace access
• Bedroms 3 & 4 - two more double bedrooms, each equipped with a double bed (160 cm) plus a mezzanine accessed via a ladder/steep stairs with two mattresses of 90 (not accessible to very young children). Each room would suit couples or 2-3 older children.
NB The second bedroom is accessible from the outside or through the first.
Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a bathroom containing shower and toilet.
Surrounding the house is a vast hardwood terrace of 250 m2 where a coner summer living area (covered) and big dining table allow to take full advantage of the marine air and the scent of pine.
The pool is heated, salt-water (not chlorinated), 11m x 4m and protected by an electric cover.
There is parking for 3 cars in the property.
The villa can be rented with an independent annexnext-door - a contemporary two bedroom cabin-style house, built in the same style, which can be accessed via the garden and accommodates 2 to 4 people. (When not rented with the main house the annex is completely closed off and separately accessed.)
4 double bedrooms - two also have mezzanines with two single beds
3 shower rooms (2 ensuite, 1 shared)
Heated 11m x 4m saltwalter pool (not chlorinated), electric cover
Villa des Ramiers is in an superb location between the Arcachon Bay and ocean beaches, a short walk east to the plage Mimbeau and Cap Ferret's oyster district, not much further to the ocean on the western side. It's a quick bike ride up to the market, food hall and boutiques of central Cap Ferret, or down to panoramic La Pointe.
Nearest village / town: Cap Ferret
Nearest beach: Plage Mimbeau 300m, Sail Fish 750m
Boulangerie: Cap Ferret 700m
Restaurant: Chez Boulan 300m
Market: Cap Ferret 800m
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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