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Penthouse Condo Close to Beach in Arcachon, France

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Last updated: 12/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Arcachon condo description

NEWLY REMODELED: You will love this sunny two-bedroom condo apartment and Arcachon, France!

A destination resort with beautiful beaches and boardwalks, Arcachon is the largest town on the Bay of Arcachon, which empties into the Atlantic just 45 minutes west of Bordeaux. The bay is Europe's oyster capital, and is a commercial and sport fishing center as well. Beautiful beaches (both on the bay and the ocean!) and all kinds of water sports and shopping await you in town, or you can use it as a base to explore the Bordeaux wine country or the Basque region (Pyrenees Mountains) and Spain.

Your toddlers will love the calm waters at the beach on the bay, and your teenagers will safely find lots to do within walking or biking distance; it's a great spot for families of all ages!

The condo is the ENTIRE very private top floor of a 4-story modern building, with elevator. It's a two block walk to the beach, and three blocks to the shopping district. It has two bedrooms; one with a queen-sized bed, and one with two twin beds. Playpen/crib too. There are three balconies, a large double living/dining room with two VERY comfortable sofabeds, lovely antiques and oriental rugs; a full bath with tub and in-tub shower, a full bath with walk-in shower off the twin bed room, plus a 'WC' powder room off the kitchen. With three sinks and three toilettes in the various bathrooms it never feels too crowded! Large by French standards, the condo is 863 square feet plus 295 square feet of balconies.

The condo is on a very quiet residential street, but in five minutes you can walk into 'centre ville', the wonderful large French daily market, the casino, the park, all the cute shops, and many, many restaurants. There are walking and tourist train tours of the area's unique 'arcachonnais' architecture, which is sort of a cutesy Victorian. (Belle Epoque)(Click on link below to the tourist bureau's website to see photos of the bay and the town.) Many tourist boat excursions and ferries leave from the pier, a five-minute walk away from the condo. If the bay is too tame you can ride the ferry across to the ocean side at Cap Ferret and take surfing lessons, or learn to hang glide off the Dune de Pilat, the largest sand dune in Europe! Kite surfers have an ocean beach too.

The condo is equipped with all linens, and ample cookware (new Calphalon for new induction cooktop!) for the gourmet chef. An oyster purveyor (a personal friend of the owner)has a stand just around the corner, and you will enjoy trying the croissants and the pain au chocolat each morning from the many bakeries within walking distance. The town market is open daily, too. The area restaurants have varied cuisines: Basque, Morrocan, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Italian and many, many seafood choices along with traditional French.

There are plenty of books to borrow and read, plus games to play with the family, and toys for the beach. There are French and American DVDs to watch, and CDs to play on the stereo. Even a guitar for the musician in your party! Bring your ipod and play your favorite tunes from the new Sony player.

Great day trips: St. Emilion for wine tasting and visit of the beautiful medieval town; Bordeaux for it's bistros, churches, designer shopping, museums, and antique dealers; Biarritz for lunch at the gorgeous Hotel du Palais; St. Jean de Luz for 15th century church, quaint port, and Basque shopping; San Sebastian, Spain for the Paris-like city and great 3-star dining; Paulliac for lunch and tours of Mouton Rothschild and Chateaux Margaux; the amazing Chateau La Roquetaillande belonging to Montaigne's descendants, and Chateau La Brede, Montesquieu's former residence; the very chic Caudalie spa for massages and lunch. Or just spend your time relaxing in Arcachon on the beautiful beach!

Arcachon is easy to get to: you can fly to Bordeaux from European hub airports and rent a car, or take the 'TGV' fast train from either Charles de Gaulle airport or from the Gare Montparnasse in downtown Paris. (Good option if you want to spend a few days in Paris!) At least one train daily from Montparnasse station is direct all the way to Arcachon, and from Charles de Gaulle airport you can change trains easily at the Bordeaux train station. From the train station in Arcachon it's a seven minute walk to the condo, so a car is not necessary unless you want to explore!

The condo is owned by Ann Sanford, a veteran (37 years!)Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley in Toledo, Ohio, USA, and avid francophile. Ann can help you plan your trip to Arcachon and give you lots of tips if you want to spend time in Paris or other regions of France as part of your vacation.

Make sure and check the link below to the rental calendar, which is religiously updated for all available weeks, before you email or call. You can also view the Guestbook for comments from past visitors. Thanks for viewing this! Bon voyage!

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 963 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • guest: 2 twin/ single

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          • Master: 1 queen

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          • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) foldup crib/playpen in closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Guest room bath: toilet, shower

            Tiled guest bath has walk-in shower, new vessel sink...moreless

          • Powder Room: toilet

            Powder room has antique vanity, new vessel sink...moreless

          • Master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

            tiled master bath has new vanity w/vessel sink, towel warmer...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            lending library, lots of paperbacks-take one, leave one!...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Canal+ Cable-the ability to change language and subtitles on many movie channels will help your French progress!...moreless

          • Stereo:

            ipod/iphone dock...moreless

          • Television
          • Video Library:

            lots of DVDs you can watch on code-free player-French and English, comedies, action, and classics!...moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Water Parks
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Parasailing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Broadband Access
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Computer Available:

            laptop and printer available...moreless

          • Elevator
          • Free Long Distance:

            free calling to the U.S....moreless

          • Garage:

            Garage parking included-a necessity in high season!...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            lots of towels including beach towels! Bath towels are large US variety....moreless

          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet:

            wifi password on printer...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            Regular coffee maker and Nespresso machine, bring your own pods if you want to use it....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            Open kitchen so you can enjoy cooking while talking to your friends. All new Whirlpool appliances include induction cooktop and new dishwasher!...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator:

            American style refrigerator with freezer on bottom....moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony:

            (3) A large balcony runs width of living area, two smaller balconies off kitchen and second bedroom...moreless

          • Bicycles:

            2 Bikes in the garage for your use...moreless

          Payment Type

          • Amex
          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          LOW season
          Oct 4 - May 29, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,050
          SHOULDER season
          May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,400
          HIGH season
          Jun 27 - Aug 29, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,700
          Shoulder season 2
          Aug 30 - Oct 3, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,400

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          10% at time of reservation, remainder 30 days before you go.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 12/12/2014
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          21 Unavailable
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          Location

          Wine Tasting, Aquarium, Hang-gliding, Canoeing, Petting Zoo, Water Park, Thallassotherapy Spa

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2000

          About the owner: Ann Sanford is a First Vice President at Morgan Stanley in Toledo, Ohio. She spent her junior year of college at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1973-74, and has been a Francophile ever since. Ann graduated magna cum laude from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa while there. She serves on countless non-profit boards and committees, and was recently given the YWCA Milestones award for Volunteerism in NW Ohio.

          Why the Owner Chose Arcachon:
          Ann fell in love with Arcachon while visiting friends. It's architecture, weather, and culture make it the perfect place to spend a week or six months. The town is full of interesting shops, great restaurants, and the whole west coast of France is one long beach! Pop stars, ballets, and operas come to town frequently, and you can also take the train to Bordeaux for cultural events. Did we mention the wine?

          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
          Ann is obsessive about equiping her apartment with everything one needs to have a happy stay, from hair dryers and magnifying mirrors to oyster knives. With free calling to the U.S. and free computer/wifi use you can enjoy your home away from home to the fullest. Ann is always available to answer questions and give tips on France travel, and truly enjoys meeting the families who visit Arcachon. Two renters have gone so far as to buy apartments in town themselves and many return year after year.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english, french

           

          Photos

          • Newly remodeled open kitchen

            Newly remodeled open kitchen

          • antique table, chairs, and oriental rug

            antique table, chairs, and oriental rug

          • Kitchen and powder room on left, full bath on right, shower in smaller bedroom

            Kitchen and powder room on left, full bath on right, shower in smaller bedroom

          • two sofabeds face one another in living area

            two sofabeds face one another in living area

          • antique baker's rack holds TV, books, and DVDs

            antique baker's rack holds TV, books, and DVDs

          • master bedroom, access to balcony to left

            master bedroom, access to balcony to left

          • Tiled master bath with tub, shower, vessel sink and towel warmer not seen

            Tiled master bath with tub, shower, vessel sink and towel warmer not seen

          • tiled guest bath with shower and vessel sink

            tiled guest bath with shower and vessel sink

          • beautiful oyster beds in the bay at Cap Ferret, a fun ferry ride from Arcachon

            beautiful oyster beds in the bay at Cap Ferret, a fun ferry ride from Arcachon

          • the beach-kids' summer camps and carousel in the distance

            the beach-kids' summer camps and carousel in the distance

          • antique carrousel for the kids at the beach

            antique carrousel for the kids at the beach

          • kitchen has every gourmet convenience

            kitchen has every gourmet convenience

          • antique buffet and etchings of NYC

            antique buffet and etchings of NYC

          • powder room off kitchen with faux wine label wallpaper

            powder room off kitchen with faux wine label wallpaper

          • writing or vanity corner with antique desk

            writing or vanity corner with antique desk

          • antique dresser and mirror in master bedroom

            antique dresser and mirror in master bedroom

          • twin beds in guest room

            twin beds in guest room

          • The perfect place for reading, cocktails, or lunch

            The perfect place for reading, cocktails, or lunch

          • sunset on the bay, looking over to Cap Ferret

            sunset on the bay, looking over to Cap Ferret

          • view from the Dune de Pyla, highest sand dune in Europe

            view from the Dune de Pyla, highest sand dune in Europe

          • just a short drive from Bordeaux

            just a short drive from Bordeaux

          VRBO #25312

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          This listing was first published here in 2003.

          Date last modified - Friday, December 12, 2014

          $1,050 - $1,700 per week (USD)
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          2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

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          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Member since: 2003
          Speaks: english, french
          • Calendar last updated: 12/12/2014
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