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Villa St Martin

Very high quality & exceptionally located Ile de Ré villa with pool
Ref: 294 St Martin de Ré
  • 6 bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 7 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Best quality
  • Private yet central location

We Say

Exceptional Ile de Ré townhouse-style villa with huge garden and lovely pool area, secluded and private, only a short walk to beach & restaurants

Pricing & availability

Villa St Martin
6 bedrooms, sleeps 12

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Beds made for arrival, bathroom towels, weekly linen change, final cleaning
  • Compulsory extras:
  • Optional extras:
  • Security deposit: 4000 EUR
  • Changeover day: Saturday preferred
  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

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What Makes Villa St Martin A Great Holiday Rental

  • Beautiful character villa, renovated with style & elegance
  • Lots of space inside & out including huge (40m) garden
  • Delightful entrance courtyard, lovely pool area
  • Secluded, yet just a stroll from shops & restaurants & an easy cycle to the beach
  • Chic island destination with authentic French feel

Best for:

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.

Suitability For:

  • Toddlers: cot & high chair available; toddler-friendly beach nearby; will need supervision around pool area
  • Teenagers: will love the annex bedrooms; lots of space; table-tennis; safe destination to roam independently
  • Reduced mobility: one main house double bedroom with ensuite is on the ground floor; annex bedrooms are on ground floor with ensuite facilities; other bedrooms are on first floor

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!

Accommodation

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

  • Large entrance hall with views over the garden
  • Comfortable double sitting room with original fireplace
  • Large fully-equipped kitchen with dining room, plus arrière kitchen (additional sink and appliances)
  • Home cinema room
  • Downstairs guest bedroom (accessed via a secret book-case door!) with 140cm double bed & ensuite bathroom, opens on to front courtyard

Main House - upstairs:

  • Master double bedroom with 160cm bed, views over the garden, dressing area with stand-alone bath tub, separate ensuite shower room with WC
  • Twin bedroom with adjacent bathroom with WC, bath and overhead shower
  • Single bedroom (120 cm double bed) with ensuite bathroom with WC

Annex:

Single annex building divided into two annex bedrooms, both with two single beds, each with an ensuite shower room & WC

Outside:

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).

Bedrooms

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

Bathrooms

6 ensuite bath or shower rooms, plus additional shower room by the pool

Pool

11m x 3.5m with a cover

Equipment

Kitchen

  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • oven & hob
  • microwave
  • fridge freezer
  • kettle
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • iron & ironing board

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • tv with English-speaking channels
  • wi-fi

Outside

  • table tennis
  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

General

  • cot
  • hair dryer

Additional House Info

Croquet and cricket set for garden

Location

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.

Local Amenities

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

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • La Rochelle airport 17 kms
  • Nantes airport 155 kms
  • Bordeaux airport 215 kms
  • St Malo ferry 345 kms, Roscoff 475 kms
  • Paris 495 kms
  • Calais ferry/tunnel 745 kms

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