Guest Comments

A sincere and HUGE thank you to all our guests who have taken the time to write to us about their holiday experience at our home. As you can imagine we are just thrilled, again this year, to receive so many wonderful comments and it really does make it worth getting up every morning....!!!

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beau rivage - 6 bedroom villa

A selection of our 5* 'Trip Advisor' guest reviews

Fantastic villa for big parties with children! - We found the booking process extremely straightforward with all queries answered promptly and in a friendly manner. Beau Rivage is very well laid out and was well suited to our party of 6 adults and 6 kids. The kitchen is very well equipped, although we do suggest a few more roasting tins to help future guests. The heated and fenced pool is fantastic and the children loved playing in for hours on end. The fence around the pool in particular was really useful as was the guidebook sent through prior to arrival as we visited a number of local attractions recommended from it. When we requested help with the hot tub, maintenance attended the very next day and got it sorted. Overall we have all greatly enjoyed our time at Beau Rivage and we would definitely recommend this villa. Thank you for a great holiday x


Fantastic Villa and Location - We had a brilliant time at Beau Rivage. Everything was excellent including our welcome, the friendliness of staff and the cleanliness of the villa. We were a large, three generation, family group of 11, including three two year old children. The villa was superbly equipped and with plenty of space to accommodate all of us easily. The playroom was a big hit, as was the swimming pool and hot tub. The nearby village and beach were lovely and there was plenty to do all of the time. The local water park was very good too. We would definitely recommend, Thanks to Donna and Jay for a great holiday!


Wonderful holiday - We had a lovely stay at Beau Rivage. The house catered exceptionally well for children and the playroom was fantastic! There is lots to do close by and would highly recommend visiting the water park and going bodyboarding on the nearby beach. We had a lovely meal in the local village restaurant which again catered well for children. Thank you Donna for a wonderful stay!


Perfect holiday - From the first point of contact everyone has been very helpful, efficient and friendly.  Beau Rivage is a perfectly safe house for a happy family break.  Thank you for a great holiday - we've had fun.


Fantastic stay - We had an amazing week! Villa was fantastic and could easily accommodate 9 of us. It is well located with lots of things to do close by. Nothing was too much trouble for Donna and the team - they even laid on the Tour de France !!


Fantastic Holiday - We were a part of five adults and four children all of whom had a great holiday at this well equipped and well located villa. The children loved the playroom and the adults the spacious accommodation. There is loads for everyone to do close by. We'd recommend O'Gliss Waterpark, the Indian Adventure Park, Go Karting and BellyBoarding at La Terriere (and the beach cafe for lunch). The restaurant in the church square in the village was also very good.


Excellent villa for all ages - We've just returned from a wonderful multi-generation family holiday with ages ranging from 1 to 76. There really was something for everyone at Beau Rivage.  The grand-children were kept entertained every day by the play-room, in particular the ball-pit which they spent hours in as well as the terrific warm pool.  The village was super too with a market on twice a week we thoroughly enjoyed wondering around.  My husband and I especially liked the layout of the house, very easy for 4 couples and grand-children with plenty of space for everyone.  We all had a jolly good time and would recommend this villa for other families looking for a villa to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you, Donna and Jay, for making my 70th birthday incredibly enjoyable. 


Great Holiday - Couldn’t fault the booking process, very easy and great to liaise with the owners directly for peace of mind when booking.  We were sent an electronic guidebook which gave us lots of helpful information in readiness for our holiday which we also used continuously when we were at Beau Rivage.  It listed all the house information as well as nearby attractions, shops and all the restaurants Donna and Jay recommend.  This really did help us find what we were looking for and was very much appreciated.  That coupled with the fact that everything and more was supplied at Beau Rivage made for an excellent holiday and to be honest we didn’t actually need to leave the villa all week. We did of course visit the local beaches (Le Conches was our favourite) which were just lovely and ideal for the kids as well as the fabulous chateau adventure castle and play area at the Indian forest.  One week was not enough to be honest.  The kids were overwhelmed with all the dressing up clothes and toys and we loved the huge TV for the tennis! Overall a fabulous villa, in a fabulous location.  We will definitely be back. 


Enjoyable stay in comfortable home! - A lovely time was had by all at the spacious and beautifully-appointed Beau Rivage. Our cousin, who took the TGV from Paris to Nantes with her daughter and granddaughter, spent a wonderful holiday weekend with us. The Parisiennes proclaimed the house to be lovely! The six bedrooms could easily have accommodated a large family or two and boasted toys for kids of all ages. We walked into town, walked to the wetlands, and could have walked to the hyper-market, though we drove. We also enjoyed short drives to the beaches in Jard sur Mer, and Sables d'Ollone. Longeville sur Mer is a relaxing little town and proved to be a good base for longer day-trips to La Rochelle, and Vendée wine tastings. Donna, Jay and their staff were impeccable hosts. They provided us with exceptional pre-arrival courtesy, and instantaneous assistance on call after checkin. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable!

Here's what our guests say...

Amazing location for stunning beaches


This Villa in La Tranche sur mer had perfect hosts Donna and Jay and also everything we needed, La Tranche sur mer is a really friendly pretty little town providing local shops selling local produce but also has a supermarket nearby. 


The beaches were amazing and we spent most of our days there. We were looking for a chilled relaxing family vacation and that's exactly what we had.

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Le mimosa - 5 bedroom villa

A selection of our 5* 'Trip Advisor '​​​​Guest Reviews

Everything I could wish for supplied - Having pre-school kids we were able to take advantage of the fabulous weather in France in September. We booked Le Mimosa last minute and were just thrilled with the villa and super warm and incredibly safe pool (fully fenced with lock gate) it's the most well equipped villa we have EVER stayed in with lots of extras that really made it a "home from home" experience. The village was just a minutes walk away so each morning we stopped off in the little play-park on our way back from collecting our croissants and baguettes - the kids loved it. The beaches were spectacular and definitely a favourite part of the holiday, sandy beaches as far as the eye could see. My 2 year old loved all the dressing up clothes and toys and was very disappointed she couldn't take them all home. Donna and her team were ever so thoughtful and caring making sure we had everything we needed and the personal touches on arrival were great. The layout of the house was perfect for us (4 adults and 2 kids), but with 3 double bedrooms and an extra kids room, it would certainly fit in easily another couple with kids. We had a wonderful week at Mimosa and highly recommend this great house and area.

Family friendly - We couldn't have asked for a better location for our family holiday. we could wander down to the patisserie for our morning croissants and pain au chocolate. The beautiful safe sandy beaches were only a 10 min drive away and there was a waterslide park and chateau de adventures 15 mins so we didn’t need to travel far to entertain our 3 children. the gite was so well equipped with toys books and games inside and out didn't always have to go out to keep them entertained. their happy place was by the pool and it was so warm clean and safe we were able to relax and watch them having fun.

​We had a wonderful holiday. The accommodation catered for our every need. The pool was fab and provided hours of endless fun for the children. The location was great as not far to a lovely beach and the island of Ile de Re. We couldn’t wish for a better holiday, and looking king forward to returning

We had a mixed age holiday 75 down to 4 and we all had a wonderful time. Booking was easy and the staff were all really helpful, we couldn’t have asked for better service. The house was perfect for all ages with toys for all from Wii to dressing up clothes for the little one. Really clean and the pool was fabulous. The location was excellent as it was so close to beach, supermarket and a short walk to the village. . Brilliant work Donna and Jay.

​Highly Recommended. Just had our second holiday at “Mimosa” and have booked again for next year. It’s a great place for a 3 generation family holiday with lots to do for children of all ages. The pool is excellent. Extremely well maintained and safe. Loads of toys & games for the kids. The kitchen is very well equipped and the layout of the house is perfect for the extended family. Lots of thought and effort have been put into providing everything you can think of for a great family break. The management team drop by from time to time to make sure everything is ok. Beaches are just a 15 minute drive away. The village is just a few minutes walk. There’s a street market there twice a week in the season - Don’t miss it.

Super location, and super villa which catered for our our family needs. Highly recommended and we will certainly consider coming back to Le Mimosa. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Angles in the Vendee. Spacious, well appointed delightful property. Perfect for one large family or two families in separate parts of the house. The pool and hot tub, the magnificent outdoor dining area are perfect for holiday en plain aired experience. Overall a great family friendly property with some thoughtful extras for the children. The dress up inclusions and chalk board a nice touch. I would highly recommend this property for a wonderful stay in The Vendee.

My family all went together and stayed in La Mimosa for our summer holiday and it was incredible. The layout of the house made it seem like it was never crowded but we were able to eat together every day around the massive table which was one of my favourite parts of the stay. The pool was fantastic and it was hard to get the children out of there at any time of the day. The house is equipped with everything you could need and the village is lovely and quiet. There are plenty of things to do nearby, especially for children. Would definitely recommend and definitely go there again.

My father kindly booked this villa for us all over the summer this July and it was fantastic. The villa when you arrive takes you’re breath away and as you explore it seems to go on forever. The villa has a hub in the centre that everyone can use and enjoy making meal times a delight, even when there were 13 of us sat at the table to eat!! I cannot fault the villa at all. Outside is a million times better than inside. The pool is the perfect temperature and is wonderfully clean. It has more than enough room for everyone outside with a large range of facilities. We found we used the giant connect 4 constantly on the decking and the kids were all constantly using the big chalk board. The local village is beautiful and everyone was very friendly. Everything was thought of with regards to children’s toys and comforts. The smart TV was excellent, but maybe instructions for that would be helpful. From start to finish it felt like luxurious holiday in your own home. I wish we could go back again.

​Everything about our holiday was great. Booking was easy and any questions we had were answered swiftly. When we arrived we were so pleased to see how the house was presented. We all said 'wow' as we walked in and looked at everything. The children were thrilled with all the toys etc. and the chalk board was a lovely touch. It didn't take long for us all to put our costumes on and jump into the fabulous pool. The house was right on top of the lovely quiet village which had everything you needed including a market on Wednesday and Sunday

​The booking process was simple; pre-arrival info was comprehensive and extremely helpful.  The indoor equipment was above and beyond expectations and our girls got a bit kick out of the dressing up clothes and enjoyed watching videos in their own den! The garden was nice although our kids didn’t spend too much time in it as the ‘pull’ of the swimming pool was too strong!  The maintenance team is great, we had a couple of things that need sorting and they were dealt with promptly and with a very good attitude. The layout of the house suited our family perfectly (6 adults and 4 kids). Anyone considering this villa can be assured it exactly as advertised – no porkies! The beaches in the area as super family friendly, we had lots of fun and our 8yr old granddaughter discovered surfing is quite easy!  We didn’t use any of the hospitality services at the villa however in different circumstances they would have been very helpful.  The house is tranquil and is the best place we’ve ever stayed in on a self-catering basis.  Donna and Jay have put a lot of thought and organisation in the villa – it’s brilliant.  We have really enjoyed this villa, it’s AMAZING, thank you for a wonderful holiday.  

Here's what our guests say...

A lovely relaxing break 


From the moment we entered the property we were impressed. We absolutely loved the open plan living room, dining room and kitchen area with large door opening onto the patio. The kitchen was the best equipped I have come across is a self catered property - everything had been thought of!


All of our party enjoyed the outside area of the property, the pool was perfectly clean with a great decking area surrounding it. 


We also enjoyed the outdoor seating area a couple of days making full use of the BBQ! Angles (the village where the house is located) was very relaxed, we walked down to the bakery daily to collect our croissants and baguettes for the day. 


La Rochelle, Nantes and Les Sables are all within driving distance so we took day trips to these places during our stay. 


We absolutely loved our stay and would certainly love to re-book to come back.