Maison Atlantique, Arcachon

Sleeps 16

€9,300 - €28,000 per week

Just west of Bordeaux, this luxurious and historic, traditional, beachfront villa is discreetly tucked away in the serene and tranquil bay of Arcachon on the southern French Atlantic coast.

Maison Atlantique is not your average boutique villa-hotel. This is a home away from home and the perfect location for the ultimate luxury experience. Either book by the room or take the whole villa in its entirety for that perfect holiday, surrounded by friends or family, but with all the advantages of staying in a hotel.

The villa is quite beautifully run and all eight bedroom suites are finished to an extremely high standard with most offering fabulous sea and/or forest views. The bathrooms feature Philippe Starck fittings and there are televisions and safes in all bedrooms. The reception rooms are large and spacious, perfect for entertaining and with French windows opening up to the huge covered terrace running the length of the house.

From the gardens there is direct beach access but, for those who don’t like saltwater, the rectangular minimalist infinity pool with its natural filtering and regeneration ponds is perfect for cooling off – no chlorine in sight!   The pool deck offers yet another site perfect for a massage, a romantic candlelit dinner or a sundowner.

Arcachon Bay is just a stone’s throw from Bordeaux, home to the world’s most famous vineyards and wonderful restaurants and bars. There is so much to do in this area and the concierge service provided can organise all types of activities from boat tours, wine tours, shopping with a guide, restaurant reservations and numerous ideas for children.   What about horseback riding through the pine forests or a round of golf at the Golf du Medoc Chateaux course? Try your hand at paragliding or kite surfing at the Dune du Pyla or just a laid-back boat trip followed by the perfect picnic. There really is something for everyone here.

Price Guide 2019:

€9,300 – €28,000 per week exclusive use
Long weekends on request
Rooms available low and mid season: From €139 – €182 per person per night.
All rates subject to 10% VAT

Sleeps: 16

Garden Level:

  • Le Studio – 30sq.m. Double/Twin Bedroom and Bathroom with kitchenette and direct access to garden, parking and pool
  • La Chaudiere – 20sq.m. Double/Twin Bedroom and Shower Room

Ground Floor:

  • La Verandah – 20sq.m. Double/Twin Bedroom and Bathroom with terrace leading directly to the gardens and beach

First Floor:

  • L’Eau Vive – 80sq.m. Master Suite with Kingsize bed, double size Jacuzzi, his and her Dressing Rooms and private terraces overlooking the pool and the sea.
  • Le Bassin – 20 sq.m. Kingsize/Twin Bedroom and Bathroom with access to terrace
  • La Foret – 20 sq.m. Kingsize/Twin Bedroom and Bathroom with log fire

Second Floor:

  • Le Confort – 20sq.m. attic Bedroom and Bathroom

Second & Third Floor duplex:

  • La Vue – 40sq.m. Bedroom and Bathroom
  • Concierge service (8am – 8pm 7 days a week)
  • Daily cleaning 6 hours
  • Butler or Waiter (high season only)
  • Private Chef and Waiter upon request (additional charge)
  • Welcome Drink and cheese/local specialities
  • Daily French breakfast
  • Regular Tea/Coffee/Soft Drinks (free of charge)
  • Change of bed sheets weekly (or twice weekly on request)
  • Daily towel cleaning on request
  • Natural (ecological) Pool 4m. x 15m.
  • Direct beach access
  • Home Cinema with Satellite TV and In Room Movies
  • WiFi
  • Office with printer and fax
  • Boules
  • Croquet
  • Table Tennis and Table Football
  • Trampoline
  • Volleyball
  • Canoes and Cycles
  • Wine cellar
  • Safes in all bedrooms
  • Bordeaux Airport 45 mins
  • Bordeaux centre 35 mins
  • Arcachon 45 mins
  • Sailing, waterskiing, surfing, wind surfing, fishing, riding golf and vineyard visits

Please note that the map is only a general indicator of location

What Sarah thinks:

Aurelien who manages this property does a really fantastic job – that and the exceptional position on the beach is a powerful combination. Try it out of high season with a couple of friends or just as a couple. Perfectly located for exploring Bordeaux.

Client Reviews:

“What a beautiful place you have here! Absolutely loved the setting. The closeness to the beach, the attention to detail in décor and service. Enjoyed our week here and hope to return soon! Extra mention to the two interns who were always ready to help with small things with a smile on their faces. Hope the place and atmosphere remain the same also in the future!”

Mr K, August 2016

“So the Villa dream. You made our stay so memorable with a beautiful home and an attentive staff. Our cocktail party was fantastic. We look forward to returning next summer”

August 2016

“For us the villa was not accommodation but rather a home from home where we experienced a level of hospitality that transformed the feeling of being guests to one of being family. Nothing was too much trouble for Aurelien and his team. The food and wine were key in providing an unequalled gourmet experience unique to Bordeaux!”

Mr and Mrs K, South Africa, 2014

“We had a wonderful time here with our family, an unforgettable experience. Thanks to Aurelien and his team who looked after us very well. A memorable stay, everything was perfect ….. we couldn’t have asked for more”

M Family, France/Hong Kong, August 2014