La Maison des Dauphins
Cap Ferret, France
La Maison des Dauphins
La Maison des Dauphins sits perched high atop a sand dune and creates a remarkable beach getaway in the serene, seaside town of Cap Ferret. This three-bedroom home features sweeping views of the rugged coastal beauty of the Littoral National Park and an elegant blend of indoor and outdoor living that ensure an idyllic, sunny, seaside escape.
The main floor of this stunning home features light, smooth wooden finishes and polished hardwood floors, bringing an air of rusticity to the home and enhancing the beachside ambiance. Combined with hues of pristine whites and deep blues, the classic style of this beach home shines through! After a day spent surfing on the Atlantic or basking in the sun by the shimmering blue waters of the Arcachon Bay, kick back with a refreshing glass of wine and enjoy the plush seating in the living room, or head out to one of many sun-bathed terraces to enjoy incredible views of the sunset.
This charming, French beach house offers three bedrooms for you and your guests to choose from. The two bedrooms on the first-floor feature a twin and a king-size bed. On the ground floor, you’ll find a children’s room with two twin-sized beds opening up to an ensuite bathroom. Each room is decorated in a delightful white wooden paneling and high-quality bedding.
On days you don’t spend at the beach, take advantage of your private pool and patio. Surrounded by lush greenery and foliage, the pool is a lovely spot for a leisurely afternoon nap or to settle in with a good book. For a casual lunch, let the grill master make good use of the outdoor barbecue, and dine poolside with your friends and family.
Cap Ferret feels worlds apart from the glam of the French Riviera and presents an opportunity for a serene, charming foray into a restful beach vacation. Your getaway home is just a 15-minute walk through the Littoral National Park across the dune, and the Bay of Arcachon is only a short drive or bike ride away. Enjoy kite-surfing and catching waves on the slightly rougher seas of the Atlantic, and spend a peaceful day at the more lagoon-like Arcachon Bay.
This seaside town is most famous for its oyster cultivation, a tradition that began 200 years ago, and continues and contributes to the laid-back coastal village you see today. Make sure you take advantage of this tasty tradition and sample the delicious and fresh dishes at numerous eateries around town. During the day, you can explore your way through the boutiques, local markets full of fresh produce and artefacts and sample incredible wines from nearby Bordeaux.
Experience the stunning views and coastal charm of this incredible villa in Cap Ferret!
Single Family Home with 3 levels
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1750 square feet
King, 2x Twin, and 2x Twin
6 guests maximum
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport - BOD
1 hour by car
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Cap Ferret Market (5 mins) - Peruse your way through the market and buy the ingredients for a seaside picnic!
- Surfing/Kite-Surfing - Catch a wave and hang ten with the best of them!
- Bike Riding - Explore the neighboring coastal villages by bike!
- Hire a Pinasse, a traditional fishing boat for a day out on the bay
- Sailing/ kayaking on the bay
- Take a boat trip and Visit l'Isle aux Oiseaux, an island in the Bay inhabited by fishermen
Places of Interest
- Dune of Pilat -Make the trek to experience the tallest sand dune in all of Europe.
- Restaurant Chez Hortense (10 minute walk) - Enjoy the fresh seafood and serene ambiance at this lovely restaurant.
- La Pointe du Cap Ferret (15 minute walk) - This narrow, coastal footpath is a great place for a calming, Sunday morning walk.
- La Cabane D'Hortense (6 minutes) - This area is known for its incredible oysters, best time to go is late early evening to catch the soft light off the bay as the sun goes down
- La Chapelle de la Villa Algerienne (15 minutes by car) - This gorgeous monument presents a lovely blend of the religious and cultural architecture of the time.
Pearl of a Find
We didn't find a pearl in an oyster but we did find a house we really enjoyed. La Maison Des Dauphins is a great way to explore the beauty of Arcachon Bay and the Atlantic coast. The house is lovely, in a relaxed, effortlessly chic way. The kitchen is well stocked and the lounge areas are very comfortable. The layout of the house is very European. The showers are in the rooms and the toilet is in a separate room. Alex, the owner was very helpful and responsive to any questions. We look forward to staying again! Thank you. ”
Lovely experience in a loved and cared for home
So many great things to do! Thank you for your great suggestions. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back to experience some of the wonderful things in the region that we didn't get to this time. Great hosts! Thank you!”
A paradise for all ages!
La Maison des Dauphins is one of the most amazing places I have enjoyed in all my life! The house is charming and comfortable. Decorated with care and love. It feels like a true home yet coming out of the pages of an interior design magazine with an effortless boho-chic style. Yet, this wonderful house was only the beginning of an incredible journey since Cap Ferret itself is simply a dream....just 5 minutes walk from the house you can find the most amazing wild beach: kilometers of white sand and almost nobody around. 10 minutes on the other direction you will find the greatest village ever: calmer beaches for those who want to relax, wonderful food (restaurants/bakeries/farmer's market) and a welcoming community. Everyone was so nice to the whole family (that included 3 generations!) Above this all, we had the greatest hostess! Alex made our vacation a total success. She was extremely responsive to all my emails and helpful beyond words: she gave us a ton of advice on what to do and all her recommendations (that we followed to the letter) were absolutely impeccable: the best restaurants and the coolest activities for the whole family to enjoy!!! I am already looking forward to come back...5 stars do not even begin to cover this experience! thank you SO SO SO much for these unforgettable holidays! The Kitzmueller family”
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