Maison du Couchant

A luxury villa to rent on Bois Plage, Ile de Ré, France

Bursting with character and personality, this contemporary villa sits just behind the dunes at Bois Plage and is particularly well suited to extended family parties.

Sleeps: 10

Price Guide 2021:

From £11,250 per week

Low season on request


  • Daily maid service
  • Cook, babysitting & bike hire on request


  • Main House:
    Master suite with separate study & bathroom
    2 double/twin bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms
    Separate WC
    Gym with separate entrance
  • Garden Annexe:
    2 double/twin bedrooms
    Shared shower room
    Separate WC


  • Pool (12m) – heated with an electric cover
  • Suspended outdoor fireplace & gas barbecue
  • Boules pitch, table football & table tennis
  • Gym with treadmill & TV
  • TV (inc Canal+ & BeInSports) & DVD


  • La Rochelle airport 30 mins drive
  • La Rochelle TGV station 45 mins drive
  • Bordeaux airport 2 hrs drive
  • Bois Plage village 2 mins bike ride
  • St Martin de Ré 20 mins bike ride
  • Nearest beach 2 mins walk
  • Tennis club, sailing club & surf school 10 mins bike ride
  • Sea canoe & surf paddle hire 10 mins bike ride

Designed by a renowned Ile de Ré architect, Maison du Couchant is only steps from one of the loveliest stretches of beach on the island.

Decorated in a vibrant, relaxed, contemporary style, the house provides a 100 square metres of spectacular open-plan living and dining space, with wide sliding windows opening east and west. This vast space is furnished in a dramatic mix of contemporary Italian and mid-century Scandinavian pieces, beautifully complemented by original artwork.

At the opposite end of the room, near the kitchen, sits a majestic 3m marble-top dining table. The kitchen can be closed off with a glass partition.

An outside sheltered dining space for ten features a suspended fireplace – great for early summer evenings.

A spacious master suite opens out onto its own courtyard. It has its own separate study area that can be closed off with sliding doors, and an airy bathroom. The other four bedrooms can be either twins or doubles. Two are in the garden annexe with views of the pool.

The house is set in a tranquil and preserved environment, a few steps from the 12km, south-facing beach. The sunny, secluded garden is sheltered from the wind by the dunes, and planted with local and Mediterranean species. Taking centre stage is the 12m pool, surrounded by a timber terrace.

The house is on the beach side of Bois Plage with shops and restaurants open all year and a daily food market from April to September. The lovely port of St Martin, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a short bike ride away.

This is just a selection of some of the villas we represent. We are constantly on the lookout for new properties to add to our portfolio and are always delighted to look for that very special house if you haven’t found what you are looking for. Properties are available throughout the year by arrangement.

So do call, we would love to talk to you.

Discover why laidback and beautiful Ile de Ré is France’s favourite holiday island.

Prices start at: £1,607 per night

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