Spent 2 weeks in the Vendee area of France in a 4 bed villa within the complex. The villa (No 67) was in the privately owned area of the Domaines de Fontenelles and only 2 minutes walk to the golf course. The villa was excellent - immaculately clean and well furnished. Washing machine, fridge freezer and good quality utensils etc. The pool was great and kept our Grandson occupied for the full 2 weeks. Large open & well maintained garden area to keep everyone happy playing footie, tennis, badminton and plenty of space to locate your sunbed in a quiet corner to read your book. Grass cutting & pool cleaned twice during our stay. The high fence surrounding the garden ensured we had plenty of privacy with no-one overlooking. The garden furniture was adequate with outside table, chairs and sunbeds (only 4 sunbeds could have done with another 2). 2 'complaints' - poor quality BBQ, had to clean before using and wasn't really big enough to cater for 7 hungry holidaymakers & no air conditioning. The surrounding area was quiet and entry was via a remote controlled security gate.
We had changes of towels and bed linen twice during the 2 weeks and could probably have done with another change.
The area is great for cycling and our group brought the bikes with them and covered a few miles during the holiday. The walking was also excellent with plenty of paths off road.
St Gilles Croix de Vie was 15 to 20 minutes in the car - plenty of good quality restaurants to chose from. You can venture further afield to St Jeans de Monts if your looking for a more 'lively' resort. A huge Leclerc supermarket about 10minutes away on the road into St Gilles. Everything you'll need in one location and a great choice for beers & wines. Better prices than you get at the duty free at the Chunnel.
The villa in on the pricey side in high season but we were not disappointed. All in all a great holiday in great accommodation - we would definitely consider returning to this area.
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- Also Known As:
- Domaine Des Fontenelles Hotel Saint Gilles Croix De Vie