La Maison Crocodile

A luxury villa to rent in Cap Ferret, France

A great family house, very much in keeping with Cap Ferret architecture but with a pool watched over by a life-size crocodile – with the Atlantic beaches to one side and the beaches of the Arcachon Basin to the other.

Sleeps: 8

Price Guide 2021:

Rates are available on request

2-week minimum stay
Not available in August


  • Daily maid service


  • Master suite with private terrace
  • 2 twin bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms
  • Annexe with 1 bedroom with a shower room


  • Pool with cover (wooden deck that slides over)
  • WiFi & TV/DVD
  • Parking & shelter for bikes
  • Surf lessons, bike hire, sailing & boat charters nearby


  • Bordeaux international airport 1 hr
  • Bordeaux TGV station 1 hr 30 mins
  • Basin beaches 2 mins bike ride
  • Atlantic beaches 4 mins bike ride
  • Cap Ferret village 5 mins bike ride

Newly renovated, the house is covered in the traditional wood cladding of Cap Ferret. It stands in a good-sized garden and has a large pool watched over by a life-sized crocodile made of resin. He is perched on a teak deck that can be rolled over the water to close the pool, making it super safe for small children, and allowing more space for entertaining.

The garden has been well planted with mature trees and shrubs providing shady areas for eating or just relaxing with a book.

The interior of the house is panelled entirely in wood. On the garden level there is a very well equipped kitchen with an eating area, and a very comfortable and beautifully furnished sitting room with large yellow sofas, a piano and French windows looking onto the garden and pool. There is also a guest powder room on this floor.

The three bedrooms are upstairs; the master suite takes up one wing and the two twin bedrooms are in the other, linked by a corridor. The master suite is very spacious and has a bath, shower and WC. It’s light and airy with windows on two sides, and benefits from a private veranda overlooking the pool.

The two twin bedrooms come with en-suite shower rooms and share a WC. There are a further single bedroom in a separate annexe that has a shower room (outside access only and on the first floor).

This is a really nice, fresh and prettily furnished house, very much in keeping with Cap Ferret architecture. It is excellently situated, with the Atlantic beaches to one side and the beaches of the Arcachon Basin to the other.

The trendy village of Cap Ferret and its famous market are only minutes away on a bicycle.

Arcachon Bay became popular with bourgeois residents of Bordeaux at the end of the 19th century and is famous for its sandy seashore and ludicrously fresh oysters.

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