Seaside apartment to rent in Western Loire - LA001453

La Bernerie-en-Retz (32km from Saint-Nazaire), Loire Atlantique, Western Loire Reference: LA001453 Advertiser since: 8 August 2003
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Bernerie-en-Retz Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Seaside Apartment on Complex with Shared Pool. This apartment is in a coastal setting.

Located in small seaside holiday complex. The adjoining village has restaurants, shops and popular weekly market. Safe sandy beach (200 yards). Oysters and shellfish to gather at low tide.

Plenty of interest in the area. Shipyards and submarine pens at St Nazaire. Loire River trips to view the chateaux etc.
Upstairs.  Double bedroom and twin bedroom (both with sea views),  2 bathrooms.
Downstairs. Cabine (bunk beds), wc, lounge/dining/kitchen area and balcony. Fully equipped. Washing machine. Dishwasher.
Outside. Lockable garage and reserved parking space.
Non smokers only.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan.
Fully equipped with electric induction hob and multifunction oven.
Fridge, dishwasher, washing machine.
Large built-in pantry and everything you could need for up to 8 place settings.
Table will extend to seat 8 people.

Living rooms

Open plan. See photo.


See photos for upstairs rooms.
Upper Floor
Bedroom 1: Double bed
Bedroom 2: Twin beds
Lower Floor
Cabine: Adult sized bunk bed with under bed storage
The sofa in the lounge also converts to sleep 2.


Upstairs there is a shower room with shower cubicle, wc and wash hand basin. Large bathroom with bath and wash hand basin. Downstairs there is a separate wc.


All rooms have electric radiators with individual thermostats


Shared swimming pool.
Beach and beach sports.
TV, DVD Player
Games and books available.

Garden and outside

No garden.

Balcony with table and chairs with seating for 4. Also has a canopy to give shade on hot days

Parking and garages

Private lock up garage.
Reserved car park space wIth pop up lockable barrier.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for family with 2 or 3 children who will appreciate an apartment with all the comforts of home.


  • No smoking

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Bernerie shops and market. Large covered market - Fish/Veg etc. Tuesdays & Fridays.
Distance: 1 km

Beach holidays


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Mackerel, sole, turbot, red mullett, bass, skate, conger eel
Name of nearest fishing location: Sea


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Pornic, Ave Scalby-Newby, 44210 Pornic
Distance: 4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre, L'Arche du Boivre 44250 St Brevin le Pins
Distance: 25 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Loire Muscadet Route



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Route des duaniers. 300 yds.


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Gerard Padiou, Les Pries, 44580 Bourgneuf en Retz
Distance: 8 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Claire Philpot

Brian Dosser (Retired Chartered Accountant) & wife Sylvia.

Year property purchased 1989
Why this location? Atlantic seaside town less than 3 hour drive from St Malo.
Good touring centre and coastal walks.
Unique benefits of property Well equipped apartment in a quiet French town with coastal views.
Great fish, shellfish, wine and cheese all on the doorstep

The Owner Recommends

Location and activities

Seaside apartment. Peche a pied. Oysters, palourdes and shrimps etc at low tide. The tide goes out for over 1km! Local activities include tennis, boules, fishing, golf and watersports. Thalassotherapy complex 4 km. 15km or more of uninterrupted coastline walks.

Nearest restaurant

Under 1km (walking distance). The town has numerous bars, cafes and several hotels. Best food in town is at the "Artimon". Soigne cooking. Menu around 28 Euros, reservation essential.The "Grand Large" seafront restaurant/ hotel (English speaking proprietor). Casual there is "Les Ton Tons Nageurs" actually on the beach. Many other good restaurants along the coast and in Pornic.


We love the beach across the road from the apartment, when the tide comes in there are lots of lovely little coves and rock pools. When the tide goes out you can walk out for over 1KM and join the locals collecting shellfish ( Mussels, Oysters, Palourdes)

There are several beaches a short distance towards Pornic, we like "La Source" and " La Fontaine aux Bretons". This summer we walked there and caught the local free shuttle service back to "La Boutinardiere".

Pornic beaches - we like both Porteau and Portmain just north of Pornic.


There is a nice golf course at Pornic

L'Ile de Noirmoutier

We highly recommend a visit over to the Island of Noirmoutier. The island can be seen from the apartment. If you time it right you can drive across the "passage du gois" at low tide or via the bridge. Visit the salt marshes, Noirmoutier town, try some watersports or spend an afternoon at the waterpark "Oceanile"

8 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 9.6
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 9.6
10 / 10 Lesley & Alan 12 April, 2018

A very comfortable apartment / villa (about 2h 30m from St Malo by car) with everything you need for a holiday (washing machine, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, kettle, toaster, microwave combi oven/grill). WiFi and bluetooth for music etc.

Superb location for exploring the west coast and Loire Valley. Great walks from the doorstep - GR8 Sentier des Douaniers. If you like walking we recommend you get the IGN TOP 25 maps.

Lots of lovely eateries nearby. Local supermarket open every day. Great bakeries.

Helpful staff in the local tourist office. Be aware of the tides.

Very helpful owner who provided really useful information.

9 / 10 Jenny Hunter 17 July, 2017

The property was clean & appeared to be freshly decorated.
Beds were comfy & the kitchen was well stocked.
Very private balcony.
Apartment very hand for the on-site pool
The village was a 10 minute walk away, was friendly, had a good market & lovely beaches.
Stairs in the apartment are a bit tricky when carrying bags/cases up them but this was clearly advertised.
Enjoyed my stay, would recommend.
I found the owner to be helpful & friendly

10 / 10 Claire LBR44 18 August, 2014

Home from home!

8.8 / 10 Joanna 2 September, 2013

Good points
Well situated near to the beach and a short stroll into the lovely little market town. The apartment was clean and very well equipped with everything we needed for a two week stay. The children loved the pool. Would happily recommend the apartment to our friends and go back again. Good value for money.