Holiday let overlooking the sea in Vendée

Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003671 Advertiser since: 7 May 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Villa Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Ocean Front- Contemporary. This villa is in a coastal town setting.

180° SEAVIEW Contemporary VILLA ABOVE THE WAVES - Les Sables d'Olonne - Vendée
Great Choice ! You will love this Hidden Gem - "Feet in the water"- for 6 people ( 5 beds and baby beds);

Your private well equipped large terrace (60 sqm²) is all day long full East- SOUTH and West sun exposed and wind sheltered.
We live close-by and will personally welcome you, set you off, and we tell you all about the area.
( Bilingual couple) - To know more about the great stay you will have, please do read previous guests reviews; Feel free to ask us questions.
--- Off peak season: Do inquire for Special rates for small party of 2 people;

Beds are made for your arrival and some towels provided, bath floor mats, kitchen towels etc. 1 bike to get morning croissants § - complimentary services.
1 car private GARAGE parking; Easy free street parking - space for your bikes..
--- Self-catering property; -- On request; optional "help to end of stay finishing cleaning service"

Shorter stays (5 nights minimum ) available from September to June 14;
Upon request and availability, courtesy pick-up, drop up at the train station Les Sables d'Olonne ;
SNCF - Direct train from Paris-Nantes-Les Sables TGV; ( Easy bus service train- center town- villa)
2 closest AIRPORTS: Nantes ; 110 km (1 hrs20 by train or car) and
or La Rochelle (approx 130 km - by car)

Beach-front self catering contemporary elegant villa in a quiet residential area in sunny micro-climate of Les Sables d'Olonne (La Chaume) . (Pays de la Loire- Western Loire region)
The villa is situated on the water's edge, as close as you can get to the sea, your family will enjoy peace and quiet and the stunning sunsets over the ocean.

Garage parking - easy free street parking, WI-FI, internet access and phone.
Close to all commodities and the beautiful beaches of the wild coast sandy beaches, dunes, forest trails, salt marshes bikes and pedestrian trails and water activities;

The sea is your swimming pool; The Bassin Dombret is within pleasant walking distance and offers a huge flat sea water pool and a sandy beach (free with lifeguards on duty in July-Aug).

At any time of year, the villa is a fabulous destination for families of all ages, as well as a romantic get-away for 2 people ( as us for special small party rates) or for an escape among friends ( great house lay-out for more privacy among friends).



Kitchen and dining

Generous room size proportions, with gourmet kitchen, dining room and living room offering gorgeous panoramic sea views and sunsets.

- Waterfront modern open floor plan, American kitchen and breakfast nook facing the sea.
- Enjoy sea-food platers from your private ocean front outside dining room stone table with umbrella.

For your convenience, starter kits await you:
- in kitchen cupboards (salt/pepper, oils, coffee/tea, rice/pasta, sugar
- cleaning gears and products on site.

Living rooms

This rare and unique beach-front rental opportunity is the perfect place to unwind and feel cut off from the world!!!

-- Lucky are the ones who can enjoy this villa that is occasionally put for let -- .

Many rooms with views overlooking the sea.
Living room has a large flat screen tv and a help yourself bookcase and dvd to choose. Free internet access and wi-fi.

No sleeping in the living room.


Bedroom 1: "Marine Melody" is 22m² - (Chic master bedroom )-
Sea-view side with 1 double size bed (140 x190cm)
and a pull-down bed (140x190) hidden in the wall unit bookcase, large closet.

Bedroom 3: "Forever Young bedroom" (kids room) (East - courtyard side)
has 2 twin beds (90 x 190cm) well apart from one and other Or
that can be put together to make a big bed (180 x 190cm).

Bedroom 2: En suite "Zen" bedroom, -( 2nd master suite - in separate wing ) - (East- Court yard side )
1 double bed (140 x 190cm) with private dressing room and shower room # 2 , bidet / toilets / Italian shower with cascading water!

Complimentary baby folding bed and blankets, changing mat, and large and secure baby bathtub available on request at booking. beach kid's tent, beach umbrella....

All closets are empty with hangers, ready for your belongings.
Many French and English books, social games, beach items await you!


Two modern shower rooms, 1) one has an Italian shower with cascading water,
2) the other one is a off the corner shower enclosure.
Two toilets (suspended WC), one toilet room has a window and sink / electric plug;

Starter kit - in bathrooms : shampoo, hair-dryers, toilet paper.. - floor mats

-- ! Some "access restrictions may apply" - please do inquire for more height and weight, and steps access requirements !


Pleasant Summer sea breeze !
Heaters: on from November 1 to March 15 - included in rates.
Heating outside that period will be billed as per meter reading.
Well isolated new home. Provided in closets are nice new blankets and duvets.


- The sea is your swimming pool: Enjoy fully the clear sea-water since we have no estuary, river flowing in the sea.
Numerous life-guarded beaches as well as calm deserted fine gold sand beaches are easily reached on pedestrian trails or bike trails or by car.
- A short walk away, swim or float on the always flat sea-water of the free, huge public sea basin/pool with life guards on duty in July and August - see coastal pictures : by the white lighthouse).

- The wild coast 30 km long sandy beach, its sand dunes and pine forest starts at the end of the street (3 minutes walk). Plage de la Paracou is a15 minutes pleasant ocean front walk by the dunes paths.
Or enjoy at low-tide, the sun warmed natural sand tide-pools of the wild coast starting at the end of the street.
- There is also a sea-water heated public pool on the Main beach - Les Sables (up current pool, spa, sauna..Entry fee)
Board games, beach toys, table football, on the premises.

Garden and outside

The Perfect sun exposures of the villa (E/S/W) offers enjoyment of the large private terrace sunny all day long, all year long (+60 m²) above a small quiet cove/ beach of the Wild Coast, (outdoor urniture/ umbrellas, dining table).
Direct beach access from the house, enjoy the sea breeze and the as far as the eyes can see panoramic ocean views.

Quiet residential area, conveniently located near beaches, bike and pedestrian trails, bus stops, commodities, restaurants.

-This sea front area of Sables d'Olonne is well-known micro-climate means that you benefit from warm, sunny summers that can last from March to November-December, including sunny end of the year dining on the seafront sheltered terrace.

-The miles long beaches are perfect for all ages, with acres of fine sand, sun-warmed tide pools, body-boards surfing, kites flying and of courses miles and miles of easy flat land bike trails in the dunes

Parking and garages

No car needed.
- 1 car garage parking and free easy street parking around;( only part of Les Sables with free available street parki
Space for your bikes.
Only in this residential area of all the Sables d'Olonne, you can easily find free a street parking spot close by - you will appreciate that .

A Bientôt in this lively and lovely oceanside town.

Direct flights from London-Nantes international airport (105 km), then train from Nantes to Les Sables or car rental (1:20h drive). Direct motorway access via A83.
SNCF/ train station - TGV Paris / Les Sables: direct in 3:20 hrs - upon request, we can pick you up at Les Sables train station (3 km);

La Rochelle airport is further South, about 140 km; (great Aquarium-nice town)
La Tranche sur Mer is south about 40 minutes drive
St Gilles Croix de Vie, Brem sur Mer, Bretignoles sur Mer are nice day trips;

Le Puy du Fou Medieval theme park (Cholet - 1:20h drive), (east)
St Jean de Monts (50 Kms) (north)

Visitor suitability

For the comfort of all: We apologies in advance for not accepting all request guests due to the following contractual rental restrictions (Sorry, but NO exceptions).

-The Villa Dolphins is a NON-smoking and NO pets allowed - NO special events gathering - No wheel chairs access/staircase -. House not suitable for family with too many young children; Thank you for your understanding.

Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday from June 15 to Sept 15.
**Off season: Short stays of 4 nights are often possible, do inquire.
***** Promotional Off peak season: (winter and shoulder seasons Heating included,) rates shown are for up to 4 persons (children included)
To get a quote: Do inquire with the number and ages of people in your party;

Information about any additional facilities

- This is a pleasant Self-Catering property:
Daily house cleaning and "Check-out cleaning End of stay" are the responsibility of the guests;
Property must be returned nicely cleaned as received, Merci
- Upon request "Help to end of stay cleaning service" is available for a pre-booking/pre-paid fee (to be reserved at booking) Do inquire;
Local bed taxes are due upon check-in; Per day/per adult; 1.10 €

The supermarket opens Sunday mornings and there are two golf courses nearby (1 at 5 km, and 1 oceanfront golf at 19 km).

Massotherapy/balneotherapy centres, Zoo, karting, tree climbing parks, pools, numerous beaches, fishing, golf, laser tag, museums, summer sardine/tuna festivals, sailing, jet ski, marina, casinos, cinema, bowling, rollers paths, tree climbing parks, waterparks, kite flying in the dunes, kayak-canoes in the salt marshes, horse back riding on the beach and forest, racetrack.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

  • Splash pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Several in area
Distance: 5 km

Beach holidays


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Sea Fish.. and salt marshes fishing area
Name of nearest fishing location: In front of the villa

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Pierre Levée 4 kms . also Oceanfront golf at 8 km
Distance: 4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Forest and sand dunes horse riding
Distance: 3 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Several in area



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many pedestrian trails + bike trails in the forest, the dune, salt marshes and along the sea


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Several in area
Distance: 6 km

About the Owner, Mrs Monica and Glenn

World travel International couple, French and English speaking, we will personally welcome you and tailor your stay according to your party.Beds are made upon arrival. A BIENTÔT for a memorable vacation in Vendée.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? We know you will love this rare and unique 180°oceanfront view, contemporary property, tastefully decorated and easy maintenance Villa. Everything is new; The Villa Dolphins is only rented few weeks a year...Lucky are the ones who come to enjoy it. .
The perfectly south exposure sheltered terrace offers year round outstanding sunsets and a direct access to a small peaceful beach of the wild coast. Quiet residential area. Private garage,
Unique benefits of property The terrace is above the coastline; Ocean views from the American kitchen, dining-room and master bedroom;

The Owner Recommends

Great Bike Rides, watersport activities,

La Chaume is a quiet residential part of Les Sables d'Olonne, on the other side of the harbour channel entrance. Les Sables d'Olonne area has miles of bike trails, even in town. Bikes and walking are the best mode to go around as the countryside around is flat. Different summer festivals, ocean front golf course, many excursions are possible but we believe that you will simply enjoy the house views so much, that you will finally relax, swim, bike or stroll and do sunset dining’s! Looking forward to meeting you!

Local Activities

Local activities: Swimming, relaxing, dining, fishing, biking, water activities, casinos and golf. Marina, water sports, wild coast beaches, forest and dunes trails, salt marshes, all within biking distances. Karting, Acrobranch, light house tower climbing giving panoramic views, Thalassotherapy and a zoo. There is a bowling alley, cinema, sea pools, fishing in ocean and salt marsh waters. The main beach is Le Remblai and the centre is Les Sables d'Olonne (approx. 3 km).

7 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 David and Kellie 28 June, 2017

A wonderful holiday in a wonderful house, right on the sea. House is fantastic and photos do not do it justice. Very comfortable stay and our daughter loved being so close to the beach. Owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome and had lots of things put in place for our 2 year old (including a seat for the bikes so she could come with us to the bakery!) House is well appointed with equipment including washing machine and dryer. We would definitely consider staying again. Our only advice would be to those with young children, to consider paying extra for the cleaning service - we didn't and spent our last night trying to get small hand prints off patio doors! If we were to stay again, we would pay for the cleaning, to maximise the time we have to enjoy such a wonderful holiday house.

10 / 10 Shelley 12 September, 2016

We spent a week at Villa Dolphins from Aug 27th to Sept 3rd. I definitely recommend this property for several reasons. The views are just spectacular and we all enjoyed watching the changing tides and sun positions throughout the day. The location was perfect as it was close enough to the main area of Les Sables D'olonne, but away from the all bustle. The nearby sandy beach was great for boogie boarding - or the rock pools on the doorstep were great for spending time searching for crabs, fish, shrimps etc.
The villa has first class amenities and we were grateful to be able to use boogie boards, beach mats, bats and balls, mini deck chairs etc that were all available. The great WiFi was also enjoyed by our teenagers!! The hosts Monica and Glen were brilliant and we were thankful that their English was excellent (as sadly our French is only basic!)

My only criticism is that the photos on the website do not fully reflect how stunning the villa is!

10 / 10 Rob and Lucy Gill 24 August, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Dolphins, it is such a relaxing and comfortable house - we just couldn't believe the panoramic view! Our two children aged 12 and 9 really loved it too.
We only ate out once, as sitting on the terrace with the sea view is the best!
Monica and Glenn made us all feel so very welcome, and provided lots of thoughtful extras such as fishing nets for the children, boogie boards....They stayed in touch during the week, and suggested plenty of fun activites too.
It was easily the best holiday house we've ever stayed in, and we miss it! The view out of the huge windows is wonderful...
We stayed quite local to Les Sables d'Olonne during our stay as it is such a relaxing place, and plenty to do such as the natural sea pool, and lovely beaches nearby. Also there is lots of lovely seafood to eat as well.
A big thank you!

10 / 10 ELEANOR and MIKE 24 November, 2015

The VILLA DOLPHINS is gorgeous and is tastefully decorated throughout and has the most stunning views that we just didn’t want to leave! . It’s one of the best family holidays letting we ever had,. We didn’t eat out as much as we normally do on holiday as staying in the villa, eating dinner on the terrace and enjoying the views was far more appealing! We have spent a week in Villa Dolphins with our two boys and Monica and Glenn are the most fantastic hosts and made us feel at home straight away with lots of really nice touches for us (some samples of the local produce) and the kids (games, nightlights and table football!) and had lots of ideas and suggestions of what to do and what not to do in the area. They have thought of everything and when we needed them throughout the week. We loved cycling along the coastline to the patisserie in the morning with the kids and we cycled a lot around town and out to the forest with a picnic. There is lots of choice for eating out in La Chaume and we found a few really nice places to eat; The kids were in heaven and all they wanted to do was explore the rock pools and look for crabs and shrimps and go boogie board at the Paracou beach not far away;. We have all fallen in love with the villa and we will certainly return…We are already trying to plan how we can factor in a week there again next year! MAZ from London ; July 2015