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What Makes Villa St Martin A Great Holiday Rental
Extended families or groups of friends wanting a special & very well-located place to stay. Layout ideal for groups suited to some members using the two annex bedrooms.
Anything To Watch Out For?
Two of the bedrooms are in a separate annex next to the pool, at the other end of the garden.
Parking is in a secure garage nearby where there is space for one vehicle.
Why The Ile de Ré?
A chic and understated island destination connected by bridge from La Rochelle. Known for a lovely climate and authentically French, almost Mediterranean, feel. Dotted with charming harbour towns and character villages, connected by an extensive network of cycle trails with criss-crosses the island through fields & vineyards, woodland and salt-marshes. It offers something for everyone: markets, boutiques, watersports (esp. sailing, surfing, paddle-boarding, kite-surfing), markets & food halls, fantastic choice of restaurants. And now part of Nouvelle Aquitaine, where it belongs!
Luxurious & spacious townhouse villa, elegant and homely with room to relax
Villa St Martin is a rare holiday home indeed: spacious, luxurious and private, yet just a stroll from shops & restaurants in a destination as elegant as the house itself.
From the gorgeous entrance courtyard, to the views over the 40m garden, tasteful living areas, high quality kitchen and bathrooms, Villa St Martin is a truly exceptional villa. It has been completely renovated by its current (English owners), in a style true to its Ile de Ré heritage combined with some contemporary "English country" touches & colours.
The entrance to Villa St Martin is the loveliest surprise: an unassuming painted wooden door on the street outside opens into the most lush & gorgeous courtyard, reminiscent of an upmarket Italian boutique hotel.
Inside the view through the house to the extended gardens is astounding, and feels a world away from the street outside.
The living areas of the house add up to a generous 345 square metres. It's made up of the main house (4 bedrooms), plus garden annex with two bedroms. The layout is:
Main House - downstairs
Main House - upstairs:
Single annex building divided into two annex bedrooms, both with two single beds, each with an ensuite shower room & WC
The garden and outside spaces are an extraordinary feature of Villa St Martin especially given its central location.
French doors from the hallway and floor-to-ceiling glass folding doors from the kitchen open to the the main terrace, a wide, stone-paved area which runs the width of the house with comfortable outdoor seating area. It is east-facing so a lovely spot for a sunny breakfast, or for a shady place to sit for early evening aperitifs out of the heat. There is also a covered veranda with open fireplace, settee and built-in barbecue.
The 40m lawn has plenty of room for a gentle family game of croquet or cricket (games provided), plus a pétanque court runs alongside. Between the annex bedrooms at the foot of the garden is a table-tennis table, and beyond that the pool terrace, with 11m x 3.5m pool and several loungers. The adjacent pool house has a further shower & WC.
Parking is in a shared garage nearby (one space).
2 double bedrooms (160 cm & 140cm), 1 small double bedroom (120cm), 3 twin bedrooms (2x 90cm) including one with two pull-out single beds as well
6 ensuite bath or shower rooms, plus additional shower room by the pool
11m x 3.5m with a cover
Croquet and cricket set for garden
Villa St Martin is located on one of St Martin de Ré's historic central streets just a short stroll from the quayside where you'll find restaurants, boutiques and a wonderful covered market. It's an easy cycle ride to St Martin's toddler-friendly beach (La Cible) or across the island to Le Bois Plage (4 kms), a short journey from La Rochelle airport by hire car or taxi, and a manageable drive down from channel ferry ports.
Nearest village / town: St Martin de Ré
Nearest beach: St Martin de Ré (La Cible)
Boulangerie: St Martin de Ré
Restaurant: St Martin de Ré
Market: St Martin de Ré
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