Our Story


We are Jay, Donna, Emily, Daniel and Charlie the dog - a British family from London.  

As parents ourselves, Jay and I know just how difficult it is to find that 'dream holiday' destination. We struggled for years trying to find accommodation in France that was not only safe for our young kids,  but also gave us parents a bit of a break too - not easy! 

So, we packed our bags (and VW camper van) when our kids were 4 & 5 years old, said a tearful farewell to our family & friends and moved to the Vendee not knowing a soul - it was now or never!  

Our aim from the start was to offer parents a holiday where they knew their kids were safe, entertained, happy and having fun meanwhile ensuring mums and dads also got a holiday too.   So, we started 'Beach Holidays in France' in 2003 and have grown in strength year on year.  

We are a family run business and now the kids are grown-up they are finding their own things to do, but do try and offer to help out when they can.  Our daugher Emily (21yrs old) is bi-lingual (French/English) and is training to run her own dog training and breeding business in France and helps out with all the babysitting when she can so you may well meet her.  Daniel (20yrs old) is trilingual, (French/Spanish/English) and has been away studying for two years and this summer will be finishing his training as a commercial pilot - he doesn't get home as much as we'd like!       

We meanwhile, continue to work hard meeting and exceeding our clients expectations.  We don't claim to be 'luxury', we understand that's a matter of personal opinion, but what we do claim is to be a comfy child-friendly holiday home, offering excellent facilities and a 1st class service.   

We truly believe that these are not just our homes, 

they belong to those who come and visit too :)

Each year we are blessed to receive such fabulous reviews for our product and above all, our excellent customer service and attention to detail.  Please do have a quick look at our wonderful reviews on our 'Guest Review' page by going to the tab at the top of this page. Our properties have been inspected by leading award winning holiday companies and as parents ourselves, 'kitted out' with what us mum's and dad's want (need) for a 'stress free' and relaxing family holiday!  

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our home and meeting you and your family.  

Je vous remercie et je vous souhaite de bonnes vacances.  

Donna, Jay, Emily et Daniel