A lovely, comfortable, relaxing two bedroomed villa with additional w.c. Cloakroom on ground floor. In a stunning golf course location perfect for holidays all year around. Walking distance to beaches.
- english, french
About Carolyn Cardwell
My husband Steve and I bought the house in Lacanau Ocean in 2005 It just happened that we got the keys on our silver wedding anniversary so it has always been a very special place to us. Since then we have had so many wonderful holidays there, at least five trips a year, often enjoyed with family and friends. We lived in south west London for thirty years and have a grown up daughter and son. We have come to love France so much that in 2012 we took the plunge to move here permanently and now live just under two hours drive from Lacanau Ocean. We look after the house ourselves and, although we often don't actually meet our guests from Owners direct, we find it so rewarding. We love hearing about people's holidays in Lacanau.
Carolyn Cardwell purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Carolyn Cardwell chose Lacanau Océan
We chose our holiday home because we wanted to be very close to the sea and we also love the close proximity of the stunning string of lakes and the fact that you can do pretty much anything you like to do on vacation in this amazing holiday location. The exclusive setting in the scented pine forests gives that sense of coming away into a completely separate world. We also love the freedom of using the cycle paths to get around. On a bike you can ride down the path at the back of the house and be on the beach in around ten minutes (depending on how fast you ride). It's walkable too, around forty minutes stroll through pine shaded paths. In the other direction you have a string of stunning lakes, with sandy beaches for gentle swimming. Our son is a surfer and Lacanau ocean hosts an annual surf competition.
What makes this Villa unique
We bought the house when it was just in the early construction stage because we fell in love with the beautiful and unique setting. This is a modern, open plan holiday home set in a mature, pine forest location It is an easy to live in, comfortable, relaxing home from home furnished stylishly and generously. Easy access to beaches, lakes, and forest cycle paths You will love the shared pool only a few steps from the house. Outdoors there is a small garden at the front and sliding doors from your living room lead to terrace and garden at the back. If you should happen to be a golfer you can walk from the house to the free golf practice range. Golfers will find three beautiful courses, the "Golfing d'Ardilouse is one of the top sixty rated french courses. The club house and hotel are close to the house and have good restaurants. It is a challenging course but you can also choose to play the full length separate nine hole course, or there is a pitch and putt with a golf school. No need for a car for any golfing.
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A well equipped, good property that was true to pictures and earlier reviews. Recommend.
We really enjoyed our stay at Lacanau. The house was great, clean, well equipped and had a lovely sunny patio. It was perfect for us and our two girls. We also took advantage of the shared pool and the bikes and body boards in the shed. I generally cycled into the boulangerie each morning and we often walked into town for dinner. Loads of choice in terms of eating out. The local beaches were easily accessible and great and we went to the lake a few times. Safe easy swimming there particularly for small children. All in all a good holiday destination and a recommend from us.
Hello Sheila and Family, we are just so happy you had a good holiday and we really appreciate the trouble you have taken to write us such a lovely and detailed review. We are glad you found the house as you hoped it would be and that you were so comfortable there.
Of course we hope you might come again one day.
Thankyou again for coming,
Carolyn and Steve
Lovely house in a wonderful setting
We absolutely loved our stay in Lacanau. The property is in a great location, close to beaches and the lake, with cycle paths through the pine trees. The owners are very generous in leaving their bikes and beach equipment available for use - our children enjoyed the body boards and skimboard. We also made good use of the swimming pool available to residents which is in a lovely setting overlooking the golf course. The house is clean and well-maintained, with good sized bedrooms and lots of storage. We particularly appreciated the comfortable beds and linens. The garden is perfect for eating outside - lots of dappled sunshine but never too hot. Only thing missing for us as a family of four was a dishwasher! The owners were very responsive and helpful, providing lots of information about the house and local area and clear arrangements for arrival/departure.
A really well-equipped holiday house in a superb location
We booked this accommodation because we were impressed by the photos of the interior and the garden and we were not disappointed. This has all the feeling of a family home and is very comfortable and well equipped. We appreciated that Carolyn leaves a variety of staple ingredients in in the kitchen cupboards and supplies washing powder, cleaning materials etc in the bathroom. The garden is also well stocked with furniture and a good barbecue. The setting on the golf course is lovely - even if the trees do cast some shadow over the garden - and it's conveniently close to the town and the lakes. Having the two bikes was a real bonus and we made full use of them. This is a great location for exploring the surrounding area, especially the vineyards of the Haut Medoc, and we would happily return for another holiday.
Hello and thank you so much for taking the trouble to write us such a lovely review. We are very flattered you liked the house so much as I know you are a professional stylist so that is praise indeed. So pleased that you were comfortable and felt at home. Also that you really did explore all the wonderful region has to offer. You were a joy to deal with and we are so pleased you chose our holiday home for your trip.
Do come again you will be so welcome.
Carolyn and Steve
Fantastic holiday home!
We had such a lovely week here, house is home from home, fully equipped and comfortable with loads of information from the owners on the local area. Booking was so easy, great communication from Carolyn and Steve.
Great location, used bikes to cycle to the beach and nearby lake at La Moutchic which our children loved! Wild Atlantic waves to have fun in at the beach and safe swimming at the lake...and fantastic golf course on the doorstep.
Thanks for a great holiday, we hope to return!
Amanda and Neil Blackmore and family
Hello and Thankyou so much for taking the trouble to write this brilliant review. We are so pleased you found the house so comfortable and that you were able to feel at home. Also that you found the Lacanau Ocean area such a great holiday location. This is our eleventh summer and we always love our holidays there!
Really hope you do decide to come again.
Carolyn and Steve.
From the moment I booked this house I have nothing but praise for the owners communication and the house itself. My wife and I needed somewhere quiet with the option of activities if we wanted. With food from the local Super U (especially swordfish steaks) and the BBQ, much of our time was spent lazing on the patio enjoying the warmth. However we managed several long walks along the beach and a couple of meals out. The house was clean, tidy and had everything you needed for a home from home experience. The use of the bikes to cycle into Lacanau Ocean was invaluable and the pool, clean and well maintained was very welcome during our stay.Having secured our dates for next year I would strongly recommend this property. Thank you Carolyn & Steve for a wonderful holiday.
Hello and thank you so much for taking the trouble to write us such a lovely review. You were pretty wonderful guests yourselves and deserve your own five star guests review!
We are just so happy you loved your holiday, we get great pleasure knowing you enjoyed it and that you are coming again next year.
Thank you again.
Excellent holiday home
We had a really enjoyable stay in Lacanau. It was most efficiently organised by Carolyn and Steve who were very responsive, helpful hosts. The house was clean and had all the facilities needed for a self catering holiday. The accommodation was ideal for 2 adults or a family of 3 or 4. It was perfectly located for golfers with a great course on the doorstep. Alternatively it was only a short walk/bike ride to the beach and other facilities in Lacanau Ocean. A great deal of thought has been put into presenting this as a holiday home - a credit to Steve & Carolyn.
Our lovely house, in the golf environs at Lacanau Ocean, is a perfect location for a holiday in the area whether you are a family or a couple, friends, golfers or not, whatever age your children, there is just about anything you might want to do. Both exciting Atlantic beaches or safe, warm water lake beaches perfect for little children are on your doorstep. Of course we also have a shared pool set right in the forest.
Ocean beaches are just 3km, ten minutes by bike, forty minutes on foot or moments to drive to stunning expanses of the Cote d'Argent. Lacanau ocean is a surf resort which hosts an annual surfing competition. Lacanau Ocean itself is on the sea front with the town beach very easily accessible.
Drive or cycle a little Inland, about five km from the house, you will find an extensive string of stunning lakes one of which is the Lac de Lacanau, an easy bike ride. With sandy beaches and safe clean bathing, cafes and restaurants. You will find more lake and beach resorts within a short drive or cycle.
Bordeaux Merignac airport is forty minutes drive.
Bergerac Airport two and a half hours
500 miles from Le Havre
Car not absolutely essential once in Lacanau Ocean and there are regular coaches (more in season) to and from Bordeaux.
2 miles from beaches and to Lacanau Ocean the nearest town.
3 miles from lake
37 miles from Bordeaux and vineyards
56 miles from Bassin d'Arcachon
Few steps from Golf
Nearest large supermarket is Super U in Lacanau Ville about 5 miles inland from the house.
Smaller supermarkets in Lacanau Ocean
Weekly large market in Lacanau Ocean
Independent patisserie, market type stalls, fish shop, deli in Lacanau Ocean
Several cash machines, Credit Agricole bank, post office all in town.
Numerous restaurants, cafes, take away, sea front bars, pizzeria in town .... We send you more information and recommendations updated each year from our own experience.
Golf hotel and golf club both have great restaurants, with views over the course, and are on your door step at the house, a short walk through the forest.
L'Herbe is an authentic, working, oyster village just down the coast which is our all time favourite outing. You sit right on the Arcachon Basin eating oysters served virtually straight from the sea. The atmosphere, the light and colour of the water are incredible and unforgettable.
Arcachon is a stunning resort on a beautiful lagoon overlooked by the Pilat Dune, the highest sand dune in Europe, the views from the top are wonderful. Famous for Oysters.
A trip to a vineyard, of course, Bordeaux, but St Emilion is also only just over an hour in the car. Deeply steeped in tradition and history this is fascinating and rewarding on every level! It is Very important to respect the reverence with which wine, wine making and its history is held.
Historic and beautiful Bordeaux is a 40 minute drive, or easy (and cheap) on the coach from Lacanau Ocean. France's second city Bordeaux can be explored by the modern recently installed tram system. Fabulous restaurants at all price ranges, theatres, concerts, shopping and buzzing with atmosphere.
Five minutes walk down the path from the back of the house, large and immaculate tennis club ..... The picture does not do it justice.
Don't forget amazing surfing at Lacanau Ocean, body boarding too.
Horse riding also close by.
Extra cycles can be hired from several local outlets.
If you are thinking of coming for two weeks or more make sure to ask us for a little discount!
Also, you do not necessarily need to come Saturday to Saturday, or for full weeks, please ask us more, it's just tricky to provide for this facility within the constraints of the web site.