The Beachhouse

Vendays Montalivet, Gironde
+33 (0)6 77 46 55 71

Stroll back from the Atlantic beach, kids in tow, and stretch out on the 20-metre veranda, surrounded by 1920s charm both inside and out


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 16

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

It matters not a jot if the children trail sand into the house or bounce beach balls in the bedroom. This pretty 1930s wooden seaside house, five minutes from the beach, is just perfect for families – take the whole place in July and August or the separate apartments are available for the rest of the year. It’s painted green and white and is wholly simple yet very inviting. Jane has bleached the floorboards and painted the smallish bedrooms attractive shades of blue and green. The furniture is 1930s – including the beds, with their firm new mattresses and dazzling white covers – and there are three small galley kitchens. The sitting room isn’t huge either; no matter, you’ll be spending every spare moment in the cane rocker on the gorgeous covered veranda. This stretches the length of the house and is decorated with floats from old fishing nets; a great place for lunch. The house has its own little garden and is in the centre of town, yet is surprisingly quiet and private considering its location. There are miles of Atlantic beaches, no shortage of bars and restaurants and a huge daily market in Montalivet. And the fabulous wines of Médoc are just a short drive away. Charming.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. 3 apartments let separately September-June. In July & August whole house must be rented together. Linen and towels included.
Restaurants 1-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £250
Weekly price
from £1750
Cots and highchairs available.
1 House for 16
From £2507 bedrooms


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