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Peaceful 2-bed stone house with sunny garden near city centre

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 double bedrooms, open-plan living room, kitchen, bathroom, sunny garden

Simple stone house and garden in quiet residential area. Bought and restored in late 2011. Two double bedrooms (upstairs) and ground floor living room, dining room, new kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, separate WC. Private and sunny garden with BBQ. New sun-trap patio area for 2017.

Out of season long-term lets are welcome - please get in touch.

The house is in a quiet, residential area - just 20 minutes on foot to the centre of town, the daily food market, historical old town and old port. Supermarkets, bank and bakery are ten minutes on foot. A local cafe two minutes away. Free parking on street.

La Rochelle is lively all year round with restaurants, bars, waterfront cafes, a huge boating marina, cinemas and a lively cultural programme at La Coursive. There is an annual Film Festival and the week-long music festival Les Francopholies.

The house is well-placed for the airport and easy access to the road bridge to Ile de Re and its idyllic beaches.

The house has a steep staircase so not suitable for the elderly or for those with young children. The WC is on the ground floor.

More Details

James Mavor
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2018

About James Mavor

We are a relaxed, arty couple in our 50's. James teaches at Napier University and Jude teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Music in Glasgow. We have two grown-up children and live between Edinburgh and France.

James Mavor purchased this house in 2011

Why James Mavor chose La Rochelle

We bought this house to live in, work in and take holidays when we can. It's a home more than a holiday place and one we hope to retire to.

What makes this house unique

We have friends in this quiet residential neighbourhood so when this house came up, we were quick to decide this was the one for us. It's easy to get into town but even easier to just stay put and relax in the cool of the house or the warmth and shade of the garden. La Rochelle is lively all year round - at its best in May/June and September/October but great fun in the busy summer months too. Easy to get to the Ile de Re by car or bus and only ten minutes to the house from the airport by taxi.


La Rochelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A small enamel bath with shower over. Wash hand basin. Water heated by electric immersion. Separate WC (ground floor).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two comfortable double beds. Clean, fresh linen. Wooden floors. Large windows with shutters. An extra single mattress is available if needed. The sofa in the living room can also be used as a single bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a steep staircase to the two bedrooms so the house is not suitable for very young or very elderly guests. There is no toilet on the upper floor.


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Peaceful 2-bed stone house with sunny garden near city centre
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

1 rue de la Saone, La Rochelle

  • 5 of 5

Pleasant character house, open living area, clean and comfortable, quiet area, easy to look after, friendly neighbours, everything you need. 20 minutes walk into town and frequent bus service if necessary. Shops within easy walking distance. Very helpful and friendly owners.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bolton, Lancs, UK

Fantastic return visit!!

  • 5 of 5

This property never fails to impress. Its location makes it an ideal place to explore La Rochelle and the surrounding areas. The owners have ensured that there is everything that you need. They maintain excellent contact from the minute you make the booking We have visited the property before & we will be looking to go again. Everything was clean , tidy and in excellent condition throughout. If you are going for the first time -stroll down to the port & visit the numerous excellent cafes & restaurants. Also drive out to Royan beach and stop for a bite to eat on the sea front.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday in this beautiful house. It was located 25 minutes walk into la rochelle and the owners left us lots of information on where to go and where to visit which was priceless. On days we wanted to relax the house provided everything we needed and enjoyed sitting in the garden and cooking in the large kitchen. We definitely will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very pleasant stay in this nice and cosy house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and welcoming at our arrival. Everyday, we could easily park just in front of it. It was perfect for our young children thanks to it's safe garden we could watch from the kitchen or the living room. Even the stair were not such a big problem ! The is located in a quiet area of La Rochelle, away from road traffic, so we had a really nice journey in the city.

Moreover, James, the owner of the place, was really helping and nice to us from the booking till our departure. Go even eyes closed !

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely house for 2 weeks. It's in a very quiet area, only 20 mins walk into the centre - which has many great bars and restaurants (there is also a regular bus service). It has 2 large, airy, double bedrooms, lounge, dining area and a kitchen which is very well equipped. The cooker is fab, there are more kitchen utensils than you think of!! Large fridge / freezer. Lovely wooden floors throughout, bright, modern bathroom. 2 min drive to the supermarket (or 6/7 min walk). Lots to see and do. The garden is lovely, lots of sun and also lots of shade under the mulberry tree. We made great use of the BBQ, which was fully stocked of coals and wood. We would definitely recommend this house. Thank you James and Jude. Paul & Fiona

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul and Fiona - very happy you had a good stay. September/October are often the nicest time of year - much quieter but still nice and warm.
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une charmante maison dans une ville superbe

  • 5 of 5

Location située dans un endroit calme et reposant. Le centre ville est facile d'accès, de plus le terrain est très agréable et joliment agrémenté.

La maison est pleine de charme, typique de la région, confortable et très bien équipée. Les propriétaires ont su créer une belle ambiance, on a l'impression d'être chez soi. . .

Bien qu' éloignés de plusieurs centaines de kilomètres, les propriétaires ont toujours été aux "petits soins " du premier contact jusqu'à la fin du séjour.

Nous y retournerons volontiers et recommandons vivement cette location.

Merci James et Judéité.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Marc and family. We are glad you had a good time. Hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
La Rochelle/Poitiers/Nantes
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
La Rochelle/Ile de Re
Car: not necessary

Beauregard is a peaceful residential area just 15 minutes walk from the city centre, daily market and old port. A local bus stops near the house and goes to Place de Verdun in 5 minutes. Local shops and supermarkets within easy reach. Easy access by bus, car or bike to Ile de Re.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $81.76
Refundable Damage Deposit $350.39

€300/£250 damages deposit ('caution') required by electronic transfer one week before start of rental. Returned within one week of departure.

€70 cleaning fee.

Holiday rental rates include electricity, gas, hot water, TV, WIFI + local taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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