Bungalow with heated pool nr La Tranche - LV001792

Saint-Denis-du-Payre (13km from Lucon), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV001792 Advertiser since: 21 September 2004
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Marette Self Catering Saturday 4 11 2

About this property

Bungalow and Studio in Large Garden, Heated Pool. This villa is in a coastal setting.

La Marette consists of a villa (sleeps 6-8) and an attached but self-contained studio suitable for a couple or a couple with 2 children. La Marette is situated within 2000m² of un-overlooked gardens, on the edge of a pretty village. The studio is also great for grandparents wanting their own 'space' and for teenagers also wanting their own 'space'! Both the house and the studio are included in the price quoted.

St Denis-du-Payre nestles within a natural reserve boasting many species of birds including herons and storks. The unspoilt beaches are within a 10-15 minute drive with the nearby coastal towns of La Tranche and La Faute-sur-Mer. La Rochelle and Les-Sables-d'Olonne are within a 40 minute drive.
Activities include horse riding, golf, and watersports, walking and cycling and can all be found locally. There is a newly opened golf course and driving range at La Faute plus pools, cycle paths and walkways. There are wooded areas next to the beach and picnic areas.
The property has a 10m x 5m heated pool, including electronic safety cover with european safety certificate. The pool itself sits in a fenced area surrounded on one side by bamboo and palms and is accessed through a gate. It is private and un-overlooked. Sun beds and pool side table and chairs are provided around the pool terrace as is table tennis and a children's play area with swings and slides. La Marette is equipped to a high standard and includes a logburner for those wanting a winter break. There are 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, kitchen, lounge/dining room plus attached studio with own wetroom and equipment such as tv, toaster, kettle and microwave.

Just look at what our customers say:-

'Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the week at La Marette. We really appreciated your warm welcome and hospitality and (daily supply of French bread!). The pool was really great for the girls and the lovely gardens made for a very relaxing week. The location was perfect for cycling or walking and with the beaches not too far away there was much more to be seen and done than we could possibly hope to do in a week.
As requested here is a photo of us all,
Best wishes and Thanks Again,
The Golden & Tucker families.' 2 visits

'It was a long journey back but we had a wonderful holiday, I don't think we have ever relaxed so quickly into a holiday before. We loved La Marette, the pool was wonderful and Katie especially loved it. It
was the first time we've stayed in truly rural France and we'll definitely be back. I have shared our photos with family and friends
and highly recommend you so hopefully they will be tempted' - Wendy and family

'Thank you so much for helping to make our holiday so brilliant again! Glen promises to forward you some photos as soon as he gets round to sorting them out' - 3 time visitors - Julie and Glen

'We have had a lovely holiday. I have left a football and some sweets for your grandchildren. I will be in touch as soon as we get home' - Julie



Kitchen and dining

The modern fully fitted fully equipped kitchen including, cooker, micro-wave, washing machine, fridge, dishwasher, toaster and kettle.

The dinning area has an indian wood dinning table with 6 chairs (additional 5 chairs are provided).

An office table houses the Livebox for internet connexion and WIFI.

Living rooms

The open plan living area has leather suite seating 7 adults (further chairs are provided in the studio and bedrooms) living room may be configured to include these if needed. Two suite side coffee tables plus a matching indian wood glass top coffee table.
La Marette has flatscreen television, english TV (freeview) and Yamaha (bose style) CD Player and docking station.
Netflix is provided for use via your PC and connextion to TV.

Living room has wood burner (not used or required in summer months!)


There are 4 double bedrooms all of which are comfortably furnished. Each bedroom may be configured with 1 double and 1 single bed or cot as required plus bedside cabinets. 3 bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. The studio has a kingsized bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe, sofa/bed settee, coffee table, sideboard, fridge, freezer, sink, kettle, microwave and toaster.


La Marette has a fully-fitted bathroom with over bath shower(sofa bath) plus newly fitted shower cabinet with massage jets
The studio has wet room with shower including massage jets, toilet and washand basin.


La Marette has log burner and electric radiators.


Tv, Freeview, Bose style cd player and docking station.
Library, board games, swings and slides in garden.
Pool games and inflatables.

Garden and outside

Heated 10 x 5 meter swimming pool in adjoining pool area. Owner maintains pool each morning and checks chlorine and ph levels, including opening up and closing the safety cover at night. Should you require a night time swim just let us know!

Large patio areas with gas barbecue, large table and benches plus sun beds and poolside table and chairs. Additional lounge style seating on patio with wooden swing chair.

Parking and garages

Outside parking on drive for 3 cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families with or without children. Suitable for elderly but has three steps onto patio and 3 low wide steps to pool area.

Information about any additional facilities

We provide all towels and bedding. Highchairs and cots can be provided.
Internet connection available including WIFI.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: L'Aiguillon sur Mer
Distance: 8 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various fresh water fish
Name of nearest fishing location: St Michel en L'Herme
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Les Sables D'Olonne and La Rochelle
Distance: 35 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: L'Aiguillon
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Corpe



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Marked trails over the Marais and BIrd Sanctuary


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Local wine tasting and Cave outlets.
Distance: 12 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Wendy Williams

We are Property Managers and work closely with our homeowners to provide a high quality service both to them and to their holiday makers. We have many years of experience in hospitality and property management. Vendee Vacations, a part of A Place in the Vendee Limited, takes pride in providing that extra 'something' to make your holiday special for our customers and guests old and new.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? From Mr and Mrs Peet the new owners 'Our family have been holidaying in this area since we were children. Now with children of our own we chose La Marette, as our regular holiday home.

After several holidays at the house we fell in love and purchased it from the original owners in 2016.

We are situated on the edge of a pretty village within a natural reserve and bird sanctuary, just 10 minutes from miles of beautiful beaches, cycle paths, woodlands and lakes. For more entertainment then La Tranche sur Mer and other pretty seaside towns and just 10 - 20 minutes away. Golf, surfing, holiday parks, go-cart racing, ten pin bowling and horse riding are also within the same
Unique benefits of property Our villa is well maintained and we value it as a family residence. It is child and elderly friendly and we have a pool safety cover for peace of mind. Please be aware that the pool is the star of the property and sometimes children refuse to go to the sea. We have a box of arm bands and pool toys for playtime.

Should families wish to have privacy for part of the group i.e. teenagers or grandparents then La Marette incorportates a studio with separate access attached to the property and overlooking the pool. La Marette is not overlooked and incorporates recently fitted kittchen and bathrooms.

La Marette is sits within 2000 square meters of garden within a bird sanctuary and you will often see storks, herons and birds of prey flying overhead.

A Place in the Vendee add a high level of service and are there for assistance should you require.

The Owner Recommends

Walking and wild life spotting on the Marais.

Why not visit the Natural Reserve office in the village where they will provide you with maps for walks across the Marais. There is also an Observatory to view the many varieties of birds such as herons, stalks and birds of prey around the village.

Cycle paths

There are many country and coastal cycle paths in this area. We will be happy to advise.

La Rochelle

Why not visitthe historic port of La Rochelle just 40 minutes away. Charter a and skipper, sail to Ille de Ré. Visit the well known Aquareum or just have luch by the harbour.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 8.3
  • Setting: 9.3
  • Value for Money: 9.3
10 / 10 Annie Clements 8 August, 2018

We had a wonderful time staying at La Marette. The property is well cared for, cool and spacious, the pool is fabulous and the grounds expansive. You are in a peaceful setting with a lot of wildlife about, and the couple caring for site couldn't be more helpful. The local beaches are a short drive away with water sports available with La Rochelle and Ile de Re a 30 minute journey, well worth a visit. The local supermarkets are well stocked with everything you could need to have a great family week, and if you have older teenagers or 2 families, the annex is a special option for some space for everyone. Thank you for a wonderful holiday :-)

Owner response

Thank you all so much - this is what makes doing what we do so worthwhile!

7.8 / 10 Les 27 July, 2018

Great location for a family holiday. We had our five grandchildren with their parents and we had a great time especially in the pool. We got great service from Allen and Wendy who look after this property. They were extremely friendly and helpful.

10 / 10 SkinnerFamily 22 August, 2017

Without a doubt this amazing gite is everything a large family could ask for. From the information sent beforehand with all the details needed, to the warm arrival we were greeted with by Allen and Wendy who not only explained the local arrangements but answered all our questions so well. Even when one of our family fell ill towards the end of the stay, this couple went to every length possible to help sort things out.

The pool, garden, toys, games and facilities are second to none and we not only would we highly recommend staying at La Marette, but we definitely will be going back!

Ideally situated a short walk from St Denis Du Payré, 15 minutes from both the beaches at La Tranche Sur Mer and from the beautiful town of Luçon 15 minutes in the other direction, there is plenty to do, or just the peacefulness of the patio, poolside recliners and the garden is a relaxing alternative too. Al fresco dining with our family of 11 was our favourite.

The pool was a focal point for our grown-up children. Made available every day, regularly cleaned and checked, the heated pool swim each morning and evening was so lovely to have all to ourselves. Very highly recommended.

Owner response

We also would like to thank Mr and Mrs Skinner for being such excellent guests.
What a lovely family.
We loved having you - our No 1 for 2017!!

Allen Williams