Nice clean house with a bit of charm. Looks like it was recently renovated, The layout is a little idiosyncratic but we go use to it quickly. Not a huge house but we found there was plenty of room. Good TV, good Wi-Fi, good shower. Fridge, freezer, micro wave and coffee maker all look new. Sun room is nice but most of the time we were there it was too warm to sit in it because the weather was hot
We were well looked after by the agent and had a good stay.
The house if located about 4K from the city centre. The area seems OK. There are a couple of restaurants dotted around but we didn't get to try them. The bakery just up the road from the house is excellent. There is a good supermarket 5 mins walk away. If you are into pizza I very much recommend Loussa pizza about 2K from the house.
There are bus stops close to the house. The service is very good (except it stops quite early (about 8.30 - 9.00 pm) and is quite limited on Sundays and public holidays) and will get you into city centre and to several beaches (either directly or by changing). There is also a beach about 30 mins walk from the house (Chef de Baie). You go through an industrial area to get to it but don't worry as the beach is nice and there is some parkland around it.
This was my first time in La Rochelle. I really liked the city. Couple of tips:
- There is a big market on Sunday's in the open area just down from the house so watch out if you are planning on driving to the house on a Sunday
- very few shops or restaurants open on Sunday afternoons. Plan ahead so you don't starve
- if you are planning to use the bus look into getting the Rochelais Pass. It's good value and saves fiddling about with change every time you get on the bus. I think you can only buy it from the tourist office in the city centre
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