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Destination guide

Charente-Maritime is a French gem

The department of Charente-Maritime occupies a scenic stretch of France's south-west coast. Its historical sites, sandy beaches and surprising amount of annual sunshine have made it one of France's vacationing hotspots in recent years. Its almost 500 kilometers of coastline provide endless water sport opportunities. It doesn't matter if you're into sailing, kite surfing or water skiing, you can find it all near your Charente-Maritime vacation rental. One day you could be splashing around in the sea, the next pulling up and shucking oysters at the local beds in Marennes-Oleron and the following one ambling around a Romanesque church.

Things to do

France's most beloved zoo in Charente-Maritime

When you stay at the Charente-Maritime vacation rental, you'll have one of France's most beloved zoos right on your doorstep. The 50-year-old La Palmyre Zoo spans 18 hectares and houses more than 1,600 critters. For more wildlife, swing by the Aquarium de La Rochelle where you can get face-to-face with many creatures of the deep, including sharks, jellyfish and shoals of piranhas. Those with an interest in botany shouldn't skip the Jardins du Monde in Royan. Other than the beautiful manicured gardens packed with tropical flora and bonsai trees, you can admire the country's largest orchid greenhouse.


Seafarers and landlubbers love Charente-Maritime

You don't need to worry about what you are going to do when you stay at a Charente-Maritime vacation rental. Its position along the Atlantic Ocean means many outdoor activities are centered around the sea. You can take your pick from windsurfing, kayaking or sailing and if you don't know how, you can always take lessons. Landlubbers won't miss out. Jogging along the coastal trails is popular, as is cycling through the parks. Alternatively, find a sunny spot along the shoreline and cast in your line or saddle up for a day on the equestrian trails.


Summer sees the most visitors to Charente-Maritime

Being located along the French coastline, it will come as no surprise that the biggest influx of travelers is during the summer. Between June and August, Charente-Maritime vacation rentals get booked up by families looking for a beach break and to escape the stuffy cities. If you plan to visit during the warmer months, try to score a rental early. With some luck, the shoulder seasons can have a very agreeable climate and with rental prices taking a nosedive and far fewer people on the beaches and hiking trails, it can be just the ticket if you're looking for a bargain getaway.

Natural features

Herons and crooking frogs in Charente-Maritime

The marshlands, rivers and woodland of the Marais-Poitevin provide a habitat for lots of wildlife. There is birdlife here aplenty, including magnificent herons which paddle in the shallows in search of fish before taking off and skimming just above the water's surface. Along the rivers and streams you will hear the croaking of frogs and the sound of crickets. The scenic waterways, with overhanging weeping willows, are best seen from one of the wooden boats called "barques" that ply the rivers. When you stay in a Charente-Maritime vacation rental, the nearby reserve in Saint-Denis-du-Payre is another good introduction to the flora and fauna.

What are the top vacation rentals in Charente-Maritime?

Whether you're planning your next exciting adventure with friends or a romantic trip with your loved one, one of these top vacation rentals in Charente-Maritime is sure to entice you:

  • "2 - Bdr Main St. Loft, Pet Friendly": If you're after a comfy living space in Ile de Re, make yourself cozy here. It comes with 2 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a toaster and a balcony.
  • "Casa Cove Beautiful Tropical Decorated 3 King Suites Pool 2 Mi Beach": Located in Ile de Re, this popular getaway has 3 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. A dining table and a DVD player are just a couple you'll find here.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Charente-Maritime vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Charente-Maritime?

Nothing beats getting behind the wheel and heading to somewhere new. When you're ready to get away from it all for a day or two, take a look at these popular weekend getaways in Charente-Maritime:

  • Experience relaxation and adventure at the same time at "Etna And Sea. Your Relaxing House". This comfy retreat in Ile d'Oleron is a terrific base for checking out nearby attractions such as Lido Moby Dick and Le Saie Golf Club. If you're looking for something a little more active, spend your time mountain biking or cycling.
  • "Gorgeous 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Perfect For A Quick Getaway" in Gentilly is also ideal for a fast-paced getaway. Stay in and catch up on rest or get out and enjoy cycling and fishing. If you'd love to see some nature attractions, St. Charles Parish West Bank Bridge Park and Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge should be on your to-do list.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Charente-Maritime?

Usually conveniently located and at a price that's easy on the wallet, studio apartments offer style and privacy with the comforts of home. Book one of these studio apartments for rent in Charente-Maritime and use it as a base to explore:

  • "Paris 20 Pere Lachaise: Very Quiet Studio With A Terrace" in Les Mathes puts you within reach of some of the area's sought-after cultural attractions, including Paradis Latin and Le Grand Point-Virgule. An oven and golf are some of the handy amenities here.
  • Located in Ile d'Oleron, "Condo With Beautiful Ocean Views Kona Alii" is another wonderful base for your adventure. When you're not exploring highlights like Studio 7 Gallery and Aloha Performing Arts Center, make use of a microwave oven and games back at your apartment.

Can I find short term rentals in Charente-Maritime?

Yes, so forget about bunking down in a soulless hotel or paying to sleep in someone's extra room. Book one of our short-term rentals in Charente-Maritime and live it up in a place that's all your own. Here are a few options to consider:

  • You'll be close to the center of Chéray when you stay at "Etna And Sea. Your Relaxing House". Make the most of your quick escape by visiting the cool sights around you, beginning with Etna Park Visitor Center and Barone di Villagrande 1727.
  • Come for the relaxed vibe at "Gorgeous 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Perfect For A Quick Getaway", stay for the terrific sights around it. This retreat in Gentilly puts you close to Jackson Square, City Park and other hot spots.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Charente-Maritime?

Whether you've been an item for a couple of months, a year or an eternity, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway to stoke passions. If you're looking for somewhere dreamy to spend a few days with your significant other, consider these escapes:

  • Channel your inner Casanova at "2 - Bdr Main St. Loft, Pet Friendly". This Ile de Re getaway is tailor-made for romance, offering amenities like a balcony and housekeeping services to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, spend your weekend canoodling at "Casa Cove Beautiful Tropical Decorated 3 King Suites Pool 2 Mi Beach". A swimming pool and a music library add to the atmosphere of this property in Ile de Re.

Are there mansions for rent in Charente-Maritime?

Forget waiting in line at the hotel breakfast buffet or fighting for a chaise lounge around the pool during your vacation. Rally your favorite people and seriously upgrade your getaway by booking one of these mansions for rent in Charente-Maritime:

  • Spend a few nights or more enjoying the high life at "Charming Xviiith Century Mansion With Swimming" in Saint-Savinien. Concierge services and a fireplace are just a couple of the high-end amenities waiting to wow you here.
  • With a fireplace and golf among its myriad of highlights, "Le Bois Plage En Re: Mansion - 7 Rooms" also promises to make your vacation one that's hard to forget. This palatial pad is located in Ile de Re.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Charente-Maritime?

If you're thinking about taking that special trip away, don't go alone; bring the whole gang. You'll have more fun sharing the experience with friends and family. These vacation rentals in Charente-Maritime are perfect for large groups:

  • "A Beautiful, Twin Towered, Charente": Featuring 6 bedrooms, this vacation rental in Aujac has enough room for you and all your friends. Amenities such as a swimming pool and a fireplace will keep everyone in your group happy.
  • "Beautiful Manor House With Heated Pool In A Village": This retreat in Épargnes has 7 bedrooms, so don't stress about leaving anyone off your invite list. A garden and a swimming pool are some of its many highlights.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Charente-Maritime?

Whether you're organizing a stay with family and friends, a big engagement party or even a wedding, we'll help you find a space to fit your whole gang. Gather your best buddies and look at these large vacation rentals in Charente-Maritime:

  • "Charm And Comfort In A Renovated House Rétaise": This vacation rental in Ile de Re has 12 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 44 people. As well as lots of space, it comes with a swimming pool and a garden.
  • "La Biroire N ° 2: Large House 600 M From The Sea With Classified Wifi": Sleeping up to 30 guests and with lots of excellent amenities such as a kitchen and a lake view, this is another good choice. It has 8 bedrooms and is located in L'Échardière.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Charente-Maritime?

Get ready to take your pick and cannonball right in. Here are a few top-notch house rentals in Charente-Maritime where memories are made at the pool:

  • The pool at "Etna And Sea. Your Relaxing House" is guaranteed to add another level of fun to your getaway. Located in Chéray, this rental home also features a TV and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Jump out of bed and take an early morning dip at "Detached House 6 - 8 People With Sup - . . . 100m From Matha Beach" in Ile d'Oleron. A toaster and outdoor furniture are other amenities on offer here.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Charente-Maritime?

The first step to any memorable family getaway is finding the perfect place to stay. If you're looking for a home away from home with enough room for everyone, one of Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in Charente-Maritime will be just the ticket:

  • For size, style and function, it's hard to top "Casa Cove Beautiful Tropical Decorated 3 King Suites Pool 2 Mi Beach". Situated in Ile de Re, this property features 3 bedrooms and handy amenities like a porch and outdoor furniture. It comfortably sleeps up to 8 guests.
  • Alternatively, treat the gang to a few nights at "Zen Vacation Rentals Ocean Front Nela". This Hollywood South Central Beach gem boasts 4 bedrooms and can easily accommodate 10 guests. Settle in and enjoy amenities such as cable/satellite TV services and a kitchen.

Get out for the day and head to Palmyre Zoo — one of Charente-Maritime's foremost family-friendly attractions. Les Antilles de Jonzac and L'Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou are also worth visiting while you're in the area.

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