A unique and unusual property on the Ile de Ré, ideally located between the village of Ars and the sea. The house and its former windmill, both recently renovated, offer all the comfort of a recent build, while retaining the genuine spirit associated with typical Ré architecture. The restful and harmonious decor relaxes and soothes. An extensive garden, filled with flowers and ancient stone pine trees, surrounds the heated pool. At the top of the windmill, a sunroom affords stunning views over the surrounding countryside and is a magical place from which to watch the sun go down over the Atlantic.
As you head towards the end of the island, your gaze will be drawn to the black and white church tower which is still used as a sea mark by sailors and which belongs to the church of Ars (yes it really is pronounced arse), and is the symbol of one of France’s most lovely villages. Its narrow streets lined with stone built and white washed houses and the ubiquitous hollyhocks all converge on the port and the summer market, which is possibly the best on the island.
Lying around 100m from the church, the marina is dominated by the former railway station, opposite the famous Café du Commerce, one of the trendier restaurants on the Ile de Re. The marina and harbour are accessible by a channel which slips through the salt marshes.
The salt marshes which surround the village are an invitation to long bike rides towards La Couarde via Le Martray (the narrowest point on the island), or towards Saint-Clément and Les Portes via the breathtaking nature reserve and bird sanctuary of Lilleau des Niges. Everywhere you look, magical sights await you, especially at sundown when sky, sea and salt weave together in an enchanting palette of colours.
On your way back from the beach or from a bike ride, or after wandering around the tiny streets, stop off at the church square and enjoy a coffee on the terrace of one of the cafés, and breathe in the smell of pure sea air.
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
Breakage deposit: €2,000
Heated pool from begin of May to end of September
Pets might be accepted only with prior approval at time of booking
Out of the peak season, special price for 6 guests (3 bedrooms version)
Property to rent for 10 people with pool