1908 home one block from the beach

House - Entire home/apt · Rue Jean Loiseau, Châtelaillon-Plage, Poitou-Charentes 17340, France

Maison Emile is a 4 bedroom/2 bath traditional house from 1908 with all modern comfort. Conveniently located walking distance from the beach, restaurants and markets you 'll enjoy the privacy of the garden and proximity of beautiful La Rochelle.

The Space

Maison Emile is the family second-home my grand-father built in 1908 with his father. It is located in a very charming village of Charente Maritime, 6 Km from La Rochelle, one block from the 2 mile long sandy Beach of Chatelaillon-Plage , one block from the typical market that happens everyday in July/August/September and less than a 5 min walk from restaurants, bars, shops, a casino, bakeries, grocery store and many more.
Located in a one way street, Maison Emile represents the arcitectural standarts of "Charente Maritime" while the enterior has been remodeled to fit today's confort expectations. The 2 story house offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms while a large mezzanine under the roof makes a great space for an additonal bedroom. The downstairs features a double living room and a fully equipped kitchen.
Maison Emile offers both a front and back yard, the backyard being the ideal place to enjoy meals outside and relaxing moments.
The city of La Rochelle is a marvel from the Middle-age era, its harbor and famous tours make for one of the most lively costal city in France (great night life also) with gourmet restaurants serving world-class sea food and charming boutiques. La Rochelle has direct transport from Paris in 3h1/2 hour with TGV (high speed train) or plane service.
Famous Ile-de -Ré island is (email hidden) drive while Oleron Island is also close by.

The Neighborhood

You'll enjoy the quiet atmosphere of a small French beach town. Its gets busier and more lively during July and August but we are located in a quiet street leading to the beach. There is a covered parking area in the garden so you don t need to find parking in the street during the busy months. You walk to the gourmet market (happening daily year round; plus a big market/fair on tuesday and friday) and to several restaurants from the house, including the famous "Bain des Fleurs" Crêperie that is just around the corner.

Getting around

La Rochelle city, one of the most beautiful of the country with its middle age architecture has daily TGV (high speed train) service from PAris while Chatelaillon has a train station walking distance from Maison Emile.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $426
Cleaning Fee: $114
Cancellation: Strict
  • Die Unterkunft ist absolut perfekt - das gilt sowohl für die Unterkunft selbst, mit besonderem Fokus auf die tolle Veranda mit Kochmöglichkeit und Meerblick,
    als auch für die Lage, abseits der Straße nach Hana (300m, man bemerkt diese nicht vom Haus aus) und in etwa 15 min. Fahrt von Paia, unserer Lieblingsstadt auf Mauii).
    Das kleine Haus ist absolut freistehend + autark - absolute Privatsphäre.
    Die Vermieter strahlen eine Hawaii - typische Zufriedenheit und Souveränität aus,
    was es Ihnen leicht macht, die Gäste in allen Belangen zu unterstützen, ohne dabei aufringlich zu wirken.
    Für uns gilt jedenfalls : wenn Mauii, dann hier !!!

    April 2014
  • The nearby town of Paia, it was in a very comfortable place.
    Emmanuel & Carine Bouvet ,a very friendly, it is wonderful natural.
    Nice kitchen because it was on, I cook more, and I want to enjoy a leisurely cottage next time.Thank you!

    April 2014
  • It was very nice to stay at the studio. Thank you for having us.

    March 2014
  • Ett enkelt boende, med skön säng. Utsikten är väl inte direkt fantastisk, grodorna gör sig hörda på natten! För penfarna ett helt OK boende.

    March 2014
  • Das Cottage ist sehr niedlich und liegt romantisch am Teich. Es ist auf der Nordseite der Insel, ideal für Surf-Fans:-). Ruhige Strände findet man an der Ostseite der Insel. Die "Road to Hana" liegt direkt vor der Tür und der "Hippie-Ort" Paia ist in ca 10min mit dem Auto zu erreichen.
    Das Cottage ist liebevoll hergerichtet, Bad und WC getrennt. Wobei sich das WC in einem SEHR kleinen Verschlag befindet (Große Leute aufgepasst). Das Schlafzimmer ist sehr hell, und hat ausreichend Fenster. Leider befinden sich an beiden großen Schiebetüren keine Fliegengitter, so das ein anständiges Lüften nicht wirklich möglich ist, ohne danach von den Mücken belagert zu werden. Das "normale" Fenster hat Fliegengitter und stand den ganzen Tag/Nacht auf, was aber der Feuchtigkeit nicht abgetan hat. Die Outdoor-Kitchen ist toll.
    Im Teich gibt es diverse Frösche und Kröten, ein nächtliches Quark-Konzert inklusive...

    February 2014
  • My husband and I spent a few nights at the Water Lily Farm cottage during a recent trip to Maui. The cottage is lovely! Very quiet and peaceful with a fabulous lanai. We could have easily spent HOURS relaxing on the lanai in the late afternoons. The kitchen is essentially outdoors, on the lanai. Actually, the entire cottage is essentially outdoors (covered of course), except for the bedroom. It was one of my favorite experiences to cook outside! Comes with a fully stocked kitchen for cooking meals at home.

    Emmanuel and Carine are very friendly and helpful--answering our questions, and engaging us in warm conversation. They were also very respectful of our privacy, so it was a nice balance.

    It didn't bother us, but the toads/frogs in the water lily ponds are quite talkative ;) If you're sensitive to that kind of thing, best to bring ear plugs. Also, there isn't a screen on the sliding bedroom doors. We kept the doors closed to reduce mosquito and other bugs from bothering us at night which was fine, as we visited in the winter. Though I can imagine it might be rather hot doing that in the summer. There is a small moveable fan, however, which can help keep the air circulating.

    The cottage is also well located for day trips along the road to Hana.

    If you're looking for a peaceful place where you can enjoy time outdoors on a great lanai, I'd definitely recommend a stay at the water lily farm! I wish we could have stayed longer.

    February 2014
  • This is a lovely cottage, serene and quiet. Carine and neighbor were welcoming and answered all our questions. The bedroom is central and has glass doors on either side and a window facing the lanai and pond. Get some bug spray if you are sensitive to mosquitoes as there are no screens on the glass doors and you may want to keep them open for ventilation (no air conditioner, but there was a small fan). The outdoor kitchen is stocked with all the tools you need to cook plus some basics. Our favorite part of the cottage was the lanai. Plenty of sitting area for eating, relaxing and reading, all with a nice view. We'd love to stay here again on a return trip.

    February 2014
  • Me and little family of my husband and I, and our 1 1/2 year old spend some time at this slice of heaven in Maui.
    The cottage is beautiful, the outside living area is gorgeous, and the family is warm and inviting. I felt that we had a lot of privacy, as well as the opportunity to hang out with this sweet family and live in their beautiful creation. There was so much space for my son to toddle around, and I loved being serenaded by the frogs every night.
    The kitchen has everything you need for cooking, and the bedroom is cozy with really nice sheets. It has a loft also which would be perfect for an older child. It was so fun to learn about how they grew lilies too. I would definitely recommend this place, and stay here again.

    February 2014
  • If you're planning a trip to Maui, I highly recommend that you consider staying at the Maui Water Lily Cottage. Right off the Road to Hana, passed the town of Paia, the cottage sits behind Emmanuel and Carine's beautiful home, right on one of their lily ponds. It's away from the tourist population offering sanctuary, while still be close to everything Maui has to offer. The location can't be beat. It's also close to Makawao, Jaws, the Hookipa lookout, the Twin Falls, and many other must-see ares of Maui.

    The cottage itself is quaint and extremely comfortable, with many details thought out for your stay. I loved having the kitchen outdoors on the lanai. In the town of Paia, there is a great health food store called Mana. On my first day, I bought some groceries for the week. Each morning, I cooked breakfast (with ample cooking supplies/spices they provided) and sat out on the lanai and listened to the frogs, watched the ducks go for a swim, and took in all of the beauty that surrounded me. I packed a few lunches as I traveled around the island to see the sites. The bed was extremely comfortable and everything was nice and tidy! The shower is awesome as well - and I loved having it separate from the restroom, which is on the other side of the bedroom.

    Emmanuel & Carine were such great hosts. Emmanuel greeted me upon my arrival and was happy to help with any questions I had about the island, things to do, or where to go. He knew that I was going to Hana the next day and since Carine and her sister were staying in Hana at the time, he connected me with them in case I needed any insight. They are truly wonderful people who have a passion for the land they live on.

    My only regret is that I wasn't able to stay at the cottage for my entire stay in Maui. The last night, I stayed in Kihei and found myself wandering back up to Haiku and Paia the very next morning.

    Many thanks to Emmanuel and Carine for creating such a beautiful space! Mahalo nui loa!


    January 2014
  • We enjoyed our week on the water Lili Farm a lot. Surrounded by beautiful nature, seeing the ocean in a distance. The hosts are very kind and helpful. We liked the outdoor living room very much. The frogs sang their song, but it did not bother us.

    January 2014
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Originally from France, we moved to Maui Hawaii to become professional windsurfer. We have been living our dream for the last 15 years, traveling the world in search of perfect waves and rich experiences. We fell in love with Costa Rica and built The Beach Bungalows nearly 3 years ago. We are proud to offer a project that has a low impact on the environment. Our friends and partners Christian and Heidi are also the owner of The Beach Club, a restaurant/bar that has the best nights in town. They will welcome you in town and guide you thru your stay if you need help. Enjoy Pura vida at its best
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