Our Story


We are Donna, Jay, 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 company and now the kids are grown-up they try and offer time when they can to help out.   Emily (21yrs old) is bi-lingual 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 (19yrs old) is tri-lingual, and has been studying away for two years and is now just finishing his training for his 'Commercial Pilots Licence' which he will have in August 2020 - he doesn't get home as much as we'd like!       

Jay and I continue to work hard meeting, 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 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