Villa Fontaine

Ile de Ré, France

  • 10
  • 5
  • 5
  • Chic & luxurious
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Enclosed gardens
  • Walking distance to shops, beach & restaurants

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This gorgeous new villa has everything we look for in a property a heated pool, private enclosed gardens and stunning interiors plus a great location on the edge of lovely La Flotte.

The sense of space is truly relaxing, with lots of sliding glass blurring the lines between indoors and out. Grab a coffee and savour the sensation of sun-warmed timber beneath your toes, or slip into the 14-metre heated pool to soothe travel-weary muscles. Once evening falls, this is a magical spot for dinner by the pool, perfectly secluded in a walled garden filled with fragrant pines, palms, and semi-tropical plants. Four of the five bedrooms are on the ground floor, helpful for very young or elderly legs, and the pool has a hard cover for extra peace of mind. The size of the villa is also very conducive to an extended or multi-family gathering; inside, there’s a big separate TV room as well as the main lounge, whilst outside you can choose from one of several terraces areas for a sociable pre-dinner drink or a quiet hour with your book.

The location is ideal: tranquil but with enough going on in the local area to appeal to all ages and stages. Older children can reach the beach by themselves, while little ones have the run of the beautiful enclosed grounds as well as the joy of a heated pool. It’s an easy walk or cycle ride to La Flotte, recently added to the official list of France’s ‘most beautiful villages’ and one of the most appealing places on this entire delightful island.

Local area

For shops, cafes, restaurants and a whole stack of island charm, the harbour area of La Flotte is a 10 to 15-minute stroll (900m). This is the social heart of the village, with several places for a drink or a meal at the edge of the sea. Here you’ll also find all your daily essentials from pain to vin, plus a few little luxuries in its boutiques and arty shops. For fresh produce and deli specialities, there’s a daily market too. L'Arnérault beach (1.5km) is accessible in 15-20 minutes on foot, considerably less if you cycle. Bikes rule on the Ile de Ré, and the network of trails connects La Flotte with fortified St Martin de Ré, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and all the other island attractions, from beaches to oyster beds and numerous coastal villages.



  • 5 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-10)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with TV (English-speaking channels)
  • Kitchen with hob, oven, coffee maker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with WC
  • 2 twin bedrooms
  • Shower room with WC

First floor

  • Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with WC


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson pool/beach towels provided
  • Cot and high chair available on request
  • Smoking/vaping is not permitted in the villa
  • Several outside terraces
  • Table tennis
  • Barbecue
  • Private heated swimming pool 14m x 6m pool, protected by hard cover
  • Off-street parking for two cars
  • Activities nearby include cycling, horse riding, sailing, surfing, paddle-boarding, oyster tasting, boat trips


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 5.00-7.00pm
  • Late arrival supplement of €50 for arrivals after 7.00pm (latest arrival time 10.00pm)
  • Check-out time – 10.00am


  • Weekly clean and linen change for stays of two weeks or more

Optional services offered

  • Cleaning
  • Babysitting
  • Bike rental and delivery (please enquire)
  • All extra services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Getting there

  • Airports
    La Rochelle 20km
    Nantes 160km
    Bordeaux 210km 
  • Ferry ports
    St-Malo 350km
  • TGV stations
    La Rochelle 23km 


  • Local beach 20min walk (1.5km)
  • La Flotte (market, boulangerie, shops, restaurants) 12min walk (900m)
  • Watersports beaches 5km


Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

La Rochelle

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday 13 Jun – 19 Sep
Manchester Jet2 Saturday 23 May – 19 Sep
London Stansted Ryanair / Jet2 Saturday All season
Leeds Jet2 Saturday 23 May – 19 Sep
Bristol easyJet Saturday 27 Jun – 29 Aug

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Described as the Pearl of the Atlantic, Ile de Ré has long since been on the radar of upmarket Parisians, sailors and sophisticates, famed for the beauty of its contrasting landscapes and the refined elegance of its towns and villages. The island’s ease of access and well-marked cycle trails afford a realistic opportunity for a car-free holiday and with 100km of glorious unspoilt coastline, a micro-climate that makes it one of the sunniest regions in France and a way of life that celebrates nature and conservation, this chic little island is an enchanting destination for beach-lovers, foodies and anyone looking to embrace the great outdoors.

Explore our collection of villas in Ile de Ré or visit our charming partner hotel Les Vignes de la Chapelle and discover why everyone’s talking about the Pearl of the Atlantic.

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