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Actually on Ww2 D Day Utah Beach, Sea Views & Direct Access to Beach

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Suitable for dogs, couples or families & ON the beach with seaviews

A totally renovated, furnished, comfortable, well equipped Beach House with sea views, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, along with modern amenities such as American fridge (with ice & water on tap), every cooking utensil you can think of, WIFI, French & English TV.

This is not a gite with bear minimum to pass the regulations, we've made this a holiday home...we hope you will be comfortable & enjoy your stay with us and even come back! One of our guests has been 22 times now...

Accommodation suitable for 2 to 8 persons...the configuration of the house allows it to be rented as a couple only retreat, I can promise for a couple on their own, it is perfect!!

Our Beach house has 3 star classification by Manche Tourisme, therefore all regulations are adhered to with smoke & CO2 alarms etc. we also offer a concierge service, give you a free over view of the WW2 area with a war tour to do at your own pace, plus for our overseas guests we can organize local car hire with pick up at Orly or CDG airports to station for train here...we do not charge a damage deposit as we prefer to make our guests feel welcome & trusted.

The house has 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms is located actually on the world famous WW2 Invasion Beach - Utah Beach. These are all proper bedrooms not tucked up in eaves or mezzanines with 4 single beds & 2 doubles.

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.

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! Don't worry you will be the only people in the house!

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 8, plus another seating area, leading out to the huge sun terrace with a patio table for 8, a Portuguese BBQ and sun beds.

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

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 is separate washing and tumble drier, if you prefer line drier, 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.

For those that are staying longer 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 17 years speaks excellent English to help with passports etc.
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Speaks: english, some French
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 186 m²

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: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    z bed...moreless

  • 2 doubles, 2 twins, The double & 1 twin on 1st floor share family bathroom with separate shower & bath. Lower floor 1 double & 1 twin have ensuite....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:

    2 filter machines for the larger parties...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    everything to include a rolling pin!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    enough for 1 in wash & 1 on table for 10 persons...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Oven:

    electric fan assisted...moreless

  • 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:



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

Property Descriptor

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winter early spring
Jan 10 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay


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Late Spring
Apr 29 - Jun 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$202 $212
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Jun 10 - Jul 21, 2017
5 night min stay
$212 $223
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Jul 22 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

late summer
Sep 2 - Oct 6, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Oct 7 - Nov 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$212 $223
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Rates are based on 4 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$202 $212
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Stay Tax *

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


NOTE : NO CHECK IN AFTER 6 PM - we are flexible for arrival departures EXCEPT SUNDAY...Sorry this is an area that does not trade on a Sunday & our cleaning teams will not work on Sundays either...

Obligatory Taxe du Sejour introduced from 1st January 2014 1.00 € per person per night to be paid on departure.

We will accept payment in € on arrival.

We do NOT charge a damage deposit.

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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
Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France
Nearest Beach
Utah Beach

Car: Necessary

In the heart of American Sector of the WW2 June 6th 1944 Invasion Beaches actually ON Utah Beach with sea views.

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 & 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 - 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 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France:
Utah Beach is unique, not only was it one of the historic WW2 Invasion beaches in 1944 it is 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 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 and dolphins have been spotted too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We've been in this part of Normandy for over 15 years, we speak French & know the systems, spent our time constantly renovating and developing not only our Utah Beach house, a little town house in center of Sainte Marie du Mont & our home where we keep our Llamas & Alpacas 8 miles inland from the beach where we have 2 couple only units on our little farm. As we too like to travel and plus prefer to book vacation rentals ourselves, over the years we have experienced the frustration of not finding things, being made to feel rules, pay large damage deposits & treated with 'that's your lot' attitude! We've taken from these experiences and would like to think we provide a welcoming service along with everything you could possibly wish for while on holiday - if it's not there tell us & we'll do our best! 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
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

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  • 6th June 1944 D Day Utah Beach

    6th June 1944 D Day Utah Beach

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

    we're 3rd house up from bottom of photo

  • the kitchen with American fridge, dishwasher , gas hob & electric fan oven

    the kitchen with American fridge, dishwasher , gas hob & electric fan oven

  • lounge with TV & woodburner for the cooler evenings

    lounge with TV & woodburner for the cooler evenings

  • double bedroom upstairs

    double bedroom upstairs

  • the terrace with BBQ, sea views - just friends,family & good food needed!

    the terrace with BBQ, sea views - just friends,family & good food needed!

  • Angelos T Chatas, who our road is named after - 1st man ashore 6/6/44 & Harry

    Angelos T Chatas, who our road is named after - 1st man ashore 6/6/44 & Harry

  • a busy day on the beach in late July

    a busy day on the beach in late July

  • sunset on the beach with starlings flocking - Sainte Marie du Mont backdrop

    sunset on the beach with starlings flocking - Sainte Marie du Mont backdrop

  • Utah Beach from the air

    Utah Beach from the air

  • Coleville Sur Mer The American Cemetery just 35 minutes away

    Coleville Sur Mer The American Cemetery just 35 minutes away

  • everyone dresses up 6th June weeks!

    everyone dresses up 6th June weeks!

  • the beach behind the house

    the beach behind the house

  • the conservatory with sea views dining & seating

    the conservatory with sea views dining & seating

  • the dunes - believe it or not in February!

    the dunes - believe it or not in February!

  • dining


  • horse riders on the beach at the end of the garden passing the Oyster & Mussel b

    horse riders on the beach at the end of the garden passing the Oyster & Mussel b

  • June 6th week Sainte Marie du Mont

    June 6th week Sainte Marie du Mont

  • sunset Grandcamp Maisy across the bay

    sunset Grandcamp Maisy across the bay

  • Pointe du see this in the distance from the sunroom

    Pointe du see this in the distance from the sunroom

  • He was awarded the medal of valor for his actions on Utah Beach

    He was awarded the medal of valor for his actions on Utah Beach

  • even in February blue skies!

    even in February blue skies!

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