The "Tofinou" is a small sailing boat that was created on the Ile de Ré in the 1930s. Its elegance, its intricacies and its efficiency are qualities which also apply to this lovely holiday home. Located in the heart of the village, you’ll enjoy its closed garden, its South-facing terrace sheltered from the wind and the sun thanks to its large shading sails. Perfect for relaxing after the beach and bicycle rides through Sainte-Marie’s winding roads. This house is located 300 metres away from the Antioche square with its market and shops and 800 metres from the beach. Out of the high season, “Tofinou” can be rented for 6 people max. (3 bedrooms) at a lowered rate (cf "price per week" section).
Sainte-Marie is the first village you’ll come to when taking the south route around the island. It has managed to maintain its rural identity and is home to many oyster farmers and wine growers.
Easily recognisable from afar thanks to its superb gothic church tower, Sainte-Marie offers a range of activities to visitors: bathing, surfing at Les Grenettes, walks on foot or cycling along the wild coastline or through moorland and vineyards.
In 2002, the village became a Green Holiday Resort and is an ideal spot to recover from city life in a family oriented ambiance, either alone or with friends.
“Two faces, one village” is the motto of Sainte-Marie, host to a number of festivals, two markets, flea markets, long rambling footpaths and numerous cycle paths. What is surprising is that this small village is 5km long, stretching from the renowned seawater treatment centre to the east, to the Grenettes area to the west, passing by the church square, the market square of Place d’Antioche and through the Tilleuls square with its restaurants and various shops.
The transition from the rural landscapes of the vineyards and bramble filled moors to the seascapes of medieval fish locks which trapped the fish as the tide went out, and low water rock shelves is seamless.
In a nutshell, Sainte-Marie provides a perfect holiday home backdrop for those who enjoy living in the country and long rambles through the vineyards to those who prefer the more urban attractions of La Flotte or Saint-Martin.
Go on holidays with peace of mind: protect yourself from unexpected events and unpleasant surprises which could compromise your stay on the Ile de Re! We propose to you an insurance custom built, adapted to your needs.
This insurance is available through an insurance company (Cabinet Albinet) which is a partner of Bon Sejour en France.
This cancellation insurance, interruption and Tenant's liability will enable you to be :
reimbursed of the unused period should you be forced to cancel or break your holiday on the Ile de Re
covered for damage caused by fire, an explosion or water (to be insured for Tenant's Liability is obligatory under French law)
To consult our general terms and conditions, please click here.
If you want suscribe, please tick the insurance box on the contract (important notice: you have 10 days until your commitment of rent to subscribe this insurance).
Enjoy your stay on the Ile de Re!
Your rental terms
Electricity included from May to September
Pets might be accepted only with prior approval at time of booking Out of the high season, “Tofinou” can be rented for 6 people max. (3 bedrooms) at a lowered rate (cf "price per week" section).
Holiday home to rent for 11 people