Villa La Ruche

Pays de la Loire, Loire-Atlantique
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 18 65 18 24

Old meets new in Benoit’s charming villa with courtyard pool, breakfasts to linger over and all the fun of La Baule on the doorstep


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Benoit’s carefully restored 1903 villa is three minutes’ walk from the famous beach of La Baule, at the peaceful end of the bay. Its swimming pool takes up most of the palm-fringed courtyard and its rooms – ground floor Les Pins, the biggest – are classy in an old-meets-new way: bold modern wallpaper, polished, original floorboards, local art. Bathrooms are generous, and striking – one’s very New York 20s, another is lined with huge marble tiles. Breakfast jams and cakes are a homemade treat in the conservatory; the salon has an open fire, books, games, hot drinks. Your charming host, passionate about La Baule, will guide you.


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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
Parking available (very quiet street).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 3-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €95
3 Doubles
From €95



Villa La Ruche is the perfect place to relax, enjoy Bretagnes Atlantic Coast and visit the inspiring city of Nantes. We stayed in Room Atlantique, a cosy, fresh and light room to stay after a day full of sight seeing in the area. Benoît is one of the most welcoming hosts we have ever met: welcoming, helpful when you need it and a good source if you are interested in knowing a bit more about La Baule history. His breakfast is amazing, the pool is a perfect place to cool down on a hot summer day and the garden is perfect places for reading a good book. We will be back, until next time Benoît

Lucas and Marlies, Delft, The Netherlands

Benoit is in his element and has created a wonderful oasis. Truly an excellent stay in a beautifully modernised and decorated house. Breakfast was heavenly ... home made jams (kiwi & lemon was wonderful), fresh fruit salads and a good strong coffee. 5 minutes from good restaurants / the beach .... ask Benoit for recommendations and you won't go wrong. He is also very knowledgeable / passionate about La Baule.


Great position close to beach and restaurants and yet a quiet oasis of calm. Beautifully decorated room and shower and absolutely charming helpful host with a great chic dinner recommendation. Highly recommended and would stay here again for a longer period, real home away from home.

Grant, Auckland

We have had a wonderful stay at Villa la Ruche. Benoit made us very welcome and made us feel very much at home. Lovely breakfast and gorgeous home made jams! The villa is ideally situated to nearby bars and restaurants including the local market. Benoit has plenty advice if you want to explore the region, we where there for 6 days and found plenty to do and places to visit. We stayed in Les Pins room and it's exactly the same as the pictures, perfectly clean and very comfortable. We very much hope to visit Villa La Ruche again. Thank you Benoir.

Anita, North Wales

Benoit was a fabulous host, making us feel so welcome. The room and house is beautifully decorated with a brilliant pool also. Great location just a stroll away from the town and a delicious breakfast with homemade yoghurt, fruit salad, fresh coffee, jams and pastires, what more could you ask for! One night was not enough!

Sophie, Kent

Wonderful bead and breakfast with a unique history and Charm. The rooms are large and well appointed. Our host, Ben made such an effort to make us feel welcome and give us advice about the area.

Ulrike, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Benoit Colin

  • The peninsula offers no less than 7 golf courses within a radius of 15-20 km. There is something for everyone: hilly golf, links, in the countryside.
  • For horse lovers: equestrian center 10 minutes walk from the villa, international jumping, polo matches, horse racing in Pornichet.
  • In addition: sailing, boat rental and water sports in the Port, 3 tennis courts in the Quartier Benoit with private access, and bike rental nearby.
  • Le Palais des congrès Atlantia is located 10 minutes walk from the villa. The Boesch Museum, the exhibits of the Sainte-Anne chapel, the Escal-Atlantique cruise ships at Saint Nazaire, the Croisic Océarium, the Grand Blockhaus at Batz sur Mer.
  • Guérande and its salt marshes, the ramparts, its collegiate church, Le Croisic and its port, Batz sur Mer, Saint Nazaire and its industrial tourism, discovery cruises, the regional park of Grande Brière. The seaside architecture of the Bauloises villas.
  • Annual events: International Jumping, the Derbys of La Baule, the Audencia Triathlon, the Chocolate Festival, the Mysteries of La Baule ...