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Actually on D Day Utah Beach Normandy, Sea Views & Direct Access to the Beach

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A totally renovated, well furnished Beach House with sea views, 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms we can accommodate from 2 to 10 persons.
Our Beach house has 3 star classification by Manche Tourisme, not only do we offer tranquility with all regulations adhered to with smoke & CO2 alarms etc. we also do a concierge service, give you a free war tour & can organize car combat internet fraud we also offer PAY on ARRIVAL and for complete peace of mind we talk on the telephone.

****2nd July 2016 The Tour de France has a stage finishing 500 meters from the house!! (Note roads will be closed from 10 am therefore arrivals that day have to be no later than 9 am), with the 3rd July the Tours departing from St Lo a 35 minute drive away...

The house has 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms is located actually on the world famous WW2 Invasion Beach - Utah Beach.
This house is less than 800 meters, to your right, from the museum yet completely private and tranquil as it is tucked up in the dunes, enjoying elevated views across to Point du Hoc, Grandcamp-Maisy and the Îles Saint-Marcouf then 800 yards on the left is the Beauguillot Nature Reserve/Bird Sanctuary of 1,200 acres from your doorstep.

A path leads from the back gate onto the wide expanse of Utah Beach.

Completely renovated in 2005 with ongoing changes.

NOTE this house has flexibility due to it's design to be let out as as a small 2 bed with 1 bathroom for a couple or 3 persons (rates available for smaller groups), or as a bigger house with 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms sleeping up to 8

The house is an upside down house with the design maximising the sea views with the living space on the 1st floor plus 2 bedrooms & a bathroom means the house can be used just as a small 2 bedroom ...we do special rates for this!

On the 1st floor there is a large open-plan living room, kitchen and dining area in a brand new purpose built conservatory,here is a large dining table for 10, plus another seating area, leading out to the huge sun terrace with a patio table for 10, a Portuguese BBQ and sun beds.

In the living room is a TV (satellite Freeview programmes include BBC, ITV, Sky News, etc.), DVD player, CD player, big wood burner for the winter (logs included), a well-stocked book case, even jigsaws in case of emergency! Free WIFI throughout the house.

Bedrooms: Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, (1 double & 1 single ) and the family bathroom with a large enclosed shower and separate bath. On the ground floor are 2 bedrooms, 2 Italian shower rooms ensuite plus the laundry room. The large double room has an en suite shower room, the twin room with an ensuite Jack & Jill' shower room. Both bedrooms at the front of the house have French windows opening out into the garden.

We have tried to create a very comfortable home-from-home feeling with all the linen, bedding and decorations reflecting a nautical theme. All the beds are made up for your arrival, with towels in the bathrooms. Beach towels, sun bed covers and even a bucket and spade for the kids are provided.

The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, gas hob & electric oven, kettle, toaster, coffee maker and a large family-sized American fridge/freezer with chilled filtered water & ice on demand.

In the laundry room there are separate washing and drying machines, iron and ironing board.

Actually ON the famous WW2 Invasion Beach Utah Beach house has views across to Point du Hoc & Grandcamp Maisy with Omaha Beach, Arromanches & the Mulberry harbor, Gold, Juno, Sword, plus The American Cemetery all in close proximity 40 minutes away, Pegasus Bridge the furthest point from us is just an hour away, Bayeux is very close by. In the other direction are the beautiful fishing ports of St Vaast La Hougue & Cherbourg. Mont St Michel just over an hour away.

Ste Mere Eglise & Carentan are the 2 closest towns to Utah Beach with plenty supermarkets, shops, tourist attractions including museums and restaurants.

PLUS our Normandy Utah Beach house is set in the heart of The Cotentin and Bessin Marshlands Regional Natural Park which covers 145,000 hectares with 144 villages and towns within this Park in Normandy. Utah Beach is located on the eastern side of the peninsular is set in a significantly important coastal protected area of 12,000 acres with the Beauguillot Nature Reserve/Bird Sanctuary of 1,200 acres 500 meters from our house. The bird watching is incredible especially when the migratory birds pass over.

The area is in stunning countryside and completely different each season. For example in the winter the marshlands flood to create a beautiful watery scenery with the big skies reflected, then in the summer it becomes pasture with cows peacefully grazing. A haven for photographers & those wanting to learn more about photography with the special light here.

The East coast being slightly wilder than the west coast is very unspoilt especially with the government owning vast tracts of the coast line to preserve the natural beauty we are presently under going the transition in to a UNESCO site.

It is possible to have a day out visiting the Channel Islands, Jersey & Guernsey as there are ferries across on a regular daily basis from Granville, Portbail or Barneville Carteret. these ports on the west coast less than an hour away from us.

This area in Normandy is also famous for it’s horses with numerous stud farms and training stables. Trotting Horses are trained everyday on Utah beach, further up the coast is Honfleur, Deauville & Le Harve under 2 hours away and you cross the fabulous Pont du Normandie on the way.

Giverney Monet's garden takes just over 2 hours to get to & is worth a visit.

Lots to do and see: There is something for everyone, bird watchers, beach lovers, gourmets, wine lovers, walkers, bike riders, horse riders, wind surfers, sand yachting, sailing, diving, horse racing, interest in the 2nd world war or just generally exploring…the problem here is that there is too much to do!

Yet in the summer the beach is paradise, miles and miles of golden sands a perfect spot for a peaceful read, a sun bathe or a busy day with the family on the beach, beach combing, shell fish gathering when the tide is out, it's safe to swim and it's not crowded.

With the bird sanctuary just a few hundred meters away we enjoy an amazing number of different species of sea birds and ducks. If it is particularly quiet on the beach you may be able to spot the colony of harbor seals.

Huge mussels and oysters beds right opposite our house destined for the finest restaurants and tables in Paris and other gourmet destinations – it is possible to purchase shellfish direct from the farm shops locally.

Gourmet dining & spectacular sunrises: The house is on the beach – the other houses around are mainly holiday homes so are only opened up 2 weeks of the year – it is an incredibly tranquil and peaceful spot, but not completely isolated...we are also lucky enough to have some splendid restaurants around us, we keep a list in the house & do try them out ourselves!

The museum which is undergoing huge renovation project to be finished for June 2012 attracts in excess of 500,000 visitors per year, however, with our house tucked up in the dunes you won’t be aware of any activity at all! Near the museum is Café Roosevelt.

Half way between Utah Beach and Ste Marie du Mont is a former farm that has been converted into an equestrian center with hotel and a restaurant.

The nearest village 4 kms away, Saint Marie du Mont which has the most beautiful church, 2 boulangeries, mini mart, bars and restaurants. St Vaast La Hougue 20 minutes away is a UNESCO site with the whole harbor surrounded by restaurants.

We positively welcome dogs, our vet that we have used for the past 13 years speaks excellent English to help with passports etc.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    there is a ramp at the side of the house cars can get up to 1st floor level - there are steps over the conservatory doors (we have a wooden ramp) however doors inside have not been widened - showers with the glass walls make it difficult for wheelchair access - we do have a regular visitor who is confined to a wheelchair and can manage very well with all the facilities but this is attitude and nothing beats her & her husband...please check with us 1st we are not advertising disabled facilities......moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking outside is OK ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    dogs positively welcomed. Note you are on the edge of a 1,200 acre bird sanctuary you do need to keep dogs on a lead during nesting periods whilst in the dunes....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    z bed...moreless

  • 2 doubles, 1 twins, 1 single. Total of 3,singles, can supply up to 2 cots or z bed - z bed & 1 cot. Bedroom 2 large enough for z bed or cot. Bedroom 1 can take cot. Bedrooms 1 & 3 en suite shower room & toilet. Bedrooms 2 &4 share family bathroom with separate shower & bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    1st floor which doubles as day time cloakroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    lower floor en suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    lower floor en suite...moreless

  • 3 toilets, 3 showers and 1 bath. Upstairs bathroom on the living accommodation floor doubles as the day time cloakroom. New for 2011 the shower rooms downstairs have been totally refurbished with Italian showers installed....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house on 2 floors has a large ramp to the side outside, it is feasible for wheelchair access...however, note we do not have disabled toilet facilities. The house is suitable for elderly. The showers down stairs have been refurbished for 2011 - are now Italian style/ wet room style - the step up is less than 3 cm and on a non slip surface.... but sorry you cannot get a wheelchair in. The washing machine & tumble drier are in the laundry room on the lower ground floor. We positively welcome well behaved dogs, we have an excellent vet very au fait with passports for pets.. this is dogie paradise!!. The beach is safe and clean - however it is naturally, necessary, to supervise children swimming, as the currents can be strong when the tide is coming in. American fridge with ice maker and chilled filtered water We are totally ecological - all our products are biological, no chemicals, recycled containers and not tested on animals - recycling is part of our terms....moreless


  • Books:

    chick lit, fiction, local reference & tourist info, war books....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Sky free to view...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    table extends to seat 10 comfortably, large garden table also seating 10...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds made up...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Room for up to 6 cars off street with gates....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    garden can take up to 8 cars...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    3 per person - bath sheet, bath towel & hand towel...beach towels also available...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    tumble drier and clothes line...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:


  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Stock cubes, salt pepper sugar tea bags coffee herbs oils dried pasta & some tinned goods...we ask if you use please restock......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    American fridge with chilled filtered water & ice on demand...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    5 euros per day...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Fontenay sur Mer nearest...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Property Descriptor

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Write a review 4.8
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high season
Jul 24 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest

Autumn 2015
Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2015
Dec 19 - Jan 9, 2016
7 night min stay

Spring 2016
Apr 1 - Jun 3, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 2 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

6th June week
Jun 4 - Jun 10, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 8 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

June 2016
Jun 11 - Jun 29, 2016
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

Tour de France week*****
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 8 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Jul 9 - Jul 22, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add €50 per night, per additional guest

peak season
Jul 23 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 8 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

September 2016
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add €40 per night, per additional guest

Oct 1 - Dec 16, 2016
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add €40 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2016
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee €50
  • Taxes Not included
  • Stay Tax *

* This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.


*****2nd July 2016 The Tour De France arrives Utah Beach that afternoon - we anticipate all roads closed from 10 am arrivals must be BEFORE 9 am

Obligatory Taxe du Sejour introduced from 1st January 2014 0.80 centimes per person per night to be paid on departure.

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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330 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
800 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Utah Beach
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Fontenay sur Mer
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Ste Marie du Mont
Nearest Beach
Utah Beach

Car: Necessary

In the heart of WW2 June 6th 1944 Invasion Beaches actually ON Utah Beach.

Set in the heart of a conservation area of significant importance we are in the beautiful and stunning Parc Naturel Cotentin et du Bessin on UTAH BEACH. On one side of us to the right there is a bird sanctuary 500 yards from the house, on the left side 500 yards away is the memorial and museum for Utah Beach.

Our local village Ste Marie du Mont was the first village in France to be liberated on June 6th 1944.

Band of Brothers story featured around here for parts 2 & 3.

The 82nd & 101st airborne troops parachuted into the area with St Mere Eglise just 6 miles away.

Further up the coast the other invasion beaches Point du Hoc Arromanches, Mulberry Harbour, are all easy access and well worth a visit. The museums, memorials and information are superb with films in most museums, all of them are really worth visiting...we highly recommend the 360 degree cinema at Arromanches. There is so much to do here, not just the invasion beaches....Bayeux Tapestry, mont St Michel, Caen, St Vaast la Hougue & the Isle Tatihou, Barfleur where William the Conqueror (set sail from), Briquebec, St Saveur Vicompte & Valognes where castles exist from the 100 years war. We have Roman remains, the 1st stone built castle against the Vikings, Hitlers defenses in the Atlantic's all here!

Other Activities: Bird watching,dolphin & seal watching, boat trips round the invasion beaches or round the headland above Cherbourg, sand yachting,para wind surfing, beach combing, sea fishing, course fishing,

Golf: Golf here is quite fantastic...

Golf Fontenay-sur-Mer a true Links course only 20 minutes away.

Omaha Golf Made up of three 9 hole courses, the outstanding views of the d-day landings beaches from this course make the whole trip worthwhile. An excellently maintained undulating cliff top course, some of the shots possible are not for the faint hearted.

Barneville Carteret An outstanding links course with undulating fairways, sand dunes, water hazards and narrow greens, this 9 hole course (soon to be developed to 18) benefits from outstanding views of the channel islands

An 18 hole links close to the quaint town of Agon-Coutainville and only 5km west of Coutances, Coutainville is a challenge for golfers of all abilities particularly in the wind.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We were working & living just outside London before taking the decision to leave our careers take the plunge & move here to Normandy in 2001, we had no plans to start vacation just sort of happened! For me it is the answer to my dreams as my first career was in the Hotel & Catering Industry training for 15 years as a Hotel Manager...I always yearned for my own this is as good as it gets! 15 years later on from our move to France, we are thoroughly enjoying running our business, we are passionate about this hidden area of France and offer more than just a vacation rental, more than happy to share with you where to go, what to see, how to get there, we've struck a deal with a local dealership to hire cars - have devised a WW2 tour which we will give you at no charge and we'll make reservations for you at restaurants. We now have 4 rental vacation properties, beach, town or country with us no more than 10 minutes away. We are based in Houesville our little farm where we have the 2 couple only units and keep our Llamas, Alpacas, chickens and other creatures to include 3 nutty Jack Russell's and 7 or 8 cats (1 keeps going walkabout so we're not sure if he is our cat!).

Why the Owner Chose Ste.-Mere-Eglise:
Utah Beach is unique, not only is it one of the historic WW2 Invasion beaches in 1944 it is so beautiful with miles of sandy beaches, wild and not over constructed. Our house is built on a parcel of land the French Government sold off just after the war to raise funds...luckily only a small part of the coastline was sold therefore protecting the amazing dunes and it is protected so no more construction can take place plus about to be given UNESCO status. On 1 side of us is the Utah Beach Museum & in the other direction a bird sanctuary covering 1,200 hectares...the bird life here during migration is truly wonderful...we even have harbour seals that pop up in the sea right in front of our house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
For over 15 years we've been constantly renovating and developing not only our Utah Beach house,a beautiful 4 star town house in center of Sainte Marie du Mont & our home where we keep our Llamas & Alpacas 8 miles inland from the beach we have 2 couple only units on or little farm - we have tried to blend old with modern conveniences, to supply every thing anyone could wish for in a holiday, from hair driers to free wifi throughout it should be there! We do get a lot of repeat bookings and referrals... so we must be doing something right - we certainly hope so! For me Utah Beach house is totally unique & when we stay there I always find myself on the beach (always as the only person to be seen for miles), still in my dressing gown with a cup of tea in my hand and our dogs having a ball...a wonderful way to start the day...

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Speaks: english, some French

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • the beach behind the house

    the beach behind the house

  • we're 3rd house up from bottom of photo

    we're 3rd house up from bottom of photo

  • double bedroom ground floor with ensuite

    double bedroom ground floor with ensuite

  • twin room ground floor

    twin room ground floor

  • conservatory seating area

    conservatory seating area

  • shower room with Italian shower

    shower room with Italian shower

  • huge sun terrace

    huge sun terrace

  • The liberty marker 500 meters from our house

    The liberty marker 500 meters from our house

  • Looking towards Museum from rear of house

    Looking towards Museum from rear of house

  • American Veterans with Restitance veteran

    American Veterans with Restitance veteran

  • Angelos 1st man ashore & Harry ashore on 6th June

    Angelos 1st man ashore & Harry ashore on 6th June

  • Horse pss the Mussel beds Utah Beach

    Horse pss the Mussel beds Utah Beach

  • terrace with BBQ & seaviews

    terrace with BBQ & seaviews

  • Trotting horse training on the beach

    Trotting horse training on the beach

  • dining in the conservatory

    dining in the conservatory

  • lounge area doors leading to conservatory & sea vi

    lounge area doors leading to conservatory & sea vi

  • kitchen with American fridge

    kitchen with American fridge

  • seating area with sea views

    seating area with sea views

  • starlings flocking at sunset over Ste Marie du Mon

    starlings flocking at sunset over Ste Marie du Mon

  • Outside the museum

    Outside the museum

  • Parachutist depicting 6th June Ste Mere Eglise

    Parachutist depicting 6th June Ste Mere Eglise

  • Coleville Sur Mer American Cemetery 25 minutes awa

    Coleville Sur Mer American Cemetery 25 minutes awa

  • Taps at Coleville Sur Mer American Cemetery

    Taps at Coleville Sur Mer American Cemetery

  • veterans at a celebration

    veterans at a celebration

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