Holiday accommodation in the Vendee, on the west coast of France.

Vendee holiday cottages, gites and villas

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Coast and countryside French holidays for the independant traveller.

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Select your Vendee holiday accommodation with ease from our comprehensive range of self catering holiday homes. Whether looking for a cottage in the Vendee in a quiet rural country location, or a villa in a lively coastal resort, we have what you are looking for.

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Les Jardins d'Olonne - Get a dream villa like this from only €1200 in September

3 and 4 bedroom villas with pools on the coast

Family friendly holiday park

If you make your booking before 15/8/20 :
For dates 29/8/20 to 26/9/20,
3 bedroom villas from €1200,
4 bedroom villas from €1400.

Villas for 6 and 8, on the Vendee coast, near Les Sables d'Olonne. On a quality holiday park with facilities on site. Easy cycling to beaches and town. An ideal family holiday destination.

Sleeps : 6-8
Bedrooms : 3-4
Pool : Private, heated

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La Borderie - Great value for late season breaks

Quality villa for 8 with pool in the Vendee

Villa near surfing spot at Bretignolles

September dates from only €1115 for 7 nights.
Superb villa with private heated pool and 4 en-suite bedrooms, near the famous surfing spot at Bretignolles sur Mer. Cycling distance to the town centre and beaches.

Sleeps : 8
Bedrooms : 4
Pool : Private, heated

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Le Clos du Baron - In the country, near the coast

Luxury villa with pool in the Vendee

Modern interior, jacuzzi, sauna

Quality villa with heated pool. Sauna, jacuzzi and barbecue hut - ideal for low season breaks. In a rural location near the coast (7 miles from St Gilles) and 1½ miles from village amenities at Commequiers.

Sleeps : 8
Bedrooms : 3
Pool : Private, heated

Small Groups
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Villas with pool to rent in Les Sables d'Olonne

Les Sables d'Olonne, on the Vendee coast

Superb villas with private pool, with shop, bar, restaurant, cycle hire and facilities for children all on site. Lovely beaches and lively town centre within cycling distance.
See these holiday villas at Les Sables d'Olonne.
15% discount on 2024 dates - arrival period 25/5 - 29/6/24 if you book before 18/05/24.

Sleeps : 6 - 8
Bedrooms : 3 - 4
Pool : Private, heated

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About Les Sables d'Olonne.

La Borderie - Near great beaches and surfing spots

Villa for 8 with pool at Bretignolles sur mer

Private heated pool

Spacious villa on the coast. 4 en-suite bedrooms, and its own heated pool. Cycling distance to town amenities and beaches. At Bretignolles sur Mer - surfer's paradise! Open all year.

Sleeps : 8
Bedrooms : 4
Pool : Private, heated

Small Groups
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Villa Beausoleil - Family holidays on the coast

Villa on the Vendee coast

Modern villa sleeping 4 to 6

Lovely two bedroom villa on the coast. 4 miles from the beach and under a mile from village amenities. Enclosed garden and sliding pool cover. Near Les Sables d'Olonne.

Sleeps : 4 - 6
Bedrooms : 2
Pool : Private, heated

Small Groups
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La Haute Mare - Ideal for large family groups

Large group accommodation with pool in Vendee

Sleeping 16 to 18 people

Pair of cottages, sleeping 8 each, plus studio for 2. Rural village, 20 miles from the coast at La Faute sur Mer. 5 minutes from town amenities, Luçon and Ste Hermine. Large gardens and well equipped for children.

Sleeps : 16 to 18
Bedrooms : 8 to 9
Pool : Heated

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Holiday rentals with no security deposit paid up front
Most properties use a secure on-line Security Deposit by card imprint before arrival. Simple, no fees, no debit, no impact on the card limit.

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Book with confidence with an established French company based in the area. Clear rental terms and secure card payment. We have worked in tourism and holiday rentals in this area for over 10 years and this website exists since 2000. Read more.

Our selected range of holiday properties represents some of the very best in Vendee. We know every house shown so you can ask any questions that you may have. Comprehensive property descriptions, backed up by our local knowledge.

As these are mostly French-owned holiday rentals, our prices are in Euros, but you have all the convenience of choosing from exclusive properties presented in English and without the inflated prices and service charges that you can find on the on-line booking systems of some major brand names. You get excellent value for money.

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Self catering holiday cottages, villas, gites in Vendee, west coast of France. offers a selected range of holiday rentals:

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  • vendee villas near the beach
  • prestige cottages in chateau grounds
  • child friendly holiday homes
  • gite for reduced mobility, or handicap
  • cottages gites and villas near golf courses
  • holiday rental accommodation sleeping 4, sleeping 6, sleeping 8, sleeping 10 , sleeping 12, pairs of cottages or gites and multiples sleeping 14 to sleeping 20 or more.
  • select residential holiday parks in the Vendee offering facilities on site.
  • large holiday sites / complexes and pairs sleeping up to 38 people or more, able to accommodate large family gatherings or family events.

For quality self catering holiday properties, gites, cottages villas and holiday homes, in the Vendee, on the west coast of France (Pays de la Loire), see our range of self catering holiday accommodation that has been carefully selected to give value for money, so you can book with confidence. It includes holiday cottages with pool, family gites, villas with pool and villas near the beach, private pool or shared pool, as well as gite complexes and holiday parks with additional facilities.

The Vendee region

Situated on the Atlantic west coast of France, the Vendee is becoming one of France's most sought-after holiday destinations. Its unique combination of glorious coastline and diverse countryside make it perfect for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. It offers a taste or 'real France', with picturesque villages, historic towns, true French culture and some of the best beaches in France - all this easily accessible from the channel ports, yet far enough south to enjoy reliable summers and a warm, sunny spring and autumn - it's one of the sunniest spots in western France. It's also near to the famous port of La Rochelle and the historic town of Nantes - lovely places to visit for a day out.

We cover the west coast of France region of La Vendee, from the southern Loire (Nantes) down to La Rochelle, most of the cottages and villas being within easy reach of the coast (La Faute sur Mer, La Tranche sur Mer, St Gilles Croix de Vie, St Hilaire de Riez, St Jean de Monts, Les Sables d'Olonne, Bretignolles, Brem sur Mer, L'Aiguillon sur Mer, Port Bourgenay, Jard sur Mer, St Vincent sur Jard, Talmont St Hilaire). We have holiday cottages near some of the lovely picturesque towns in Vendee - Lucon, Fontenay le Comte, Challans, Chantonnay, Les Herbiers, Aizenay, Tiffauges, Les Essarts, Mareuil sur Lay, Angles, Mervent, Vouvent, Pouzauges, and some holiday rentals near to the history theme park Le Puy du Fou or the water park O'Glis.

Read all about La Vendee, countryside, beaches, and holiday activities . See our hints and tips for good value holidays in the Vendee.

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Vendee Gites is your one-stop shop for quality self catering holiday cottages, gites and villas in Vendee.

Vendee holiday suggestions

Child friendly cottages, gites and villas
For each of our properties you can see details of the facilities for small children and babies (most provide at least a cot and high chair) as well as full details of the pool safety arrangements.

Holiday cottages that accepts dogs
We have some dog friendly rentals. See Le Clos du Baron - superb Vendee villa with pool, jacuzzi and sauna, Le Griffier - charming family gite with pool. See this list for the dog friendly beaches in the Vendee.

Holiday cottages with broad band Wi-Fi Internet connection
Yes, all of the Vendee holiday rentals on our website have WiFi internet available.

Holiday villas with charger for electric cars.
Yes, we have two villas on the Vendee coast with vehicle charging facilities; Villa Tanchet,  Villa Colombier. For other properties a domestic connection at 10 amps is possible.

Holiday cottages or villas near a golf course
In the Vendee you are never far from an 18 hole golf course. See this holiday villa near three golf courses.

Cheap get-away destination for couples or for a low season break in the Vendee.
Take a look at this 2 bedroom Vendee cottage with covered pool, or this charming coastal cottage for two.

Holiday cottages near La Rochelle (airport) or Ile de Re
Any of our holiday villas in the south Vendee are within just a short drive from La Rochelle airport. See La Chauvetterie, character farmhouse with pool, or La Haute Mare, 4 bedroom cottages with pool.

Holiday cottages with covered swimming pool for low season swimming
Ideal for the start and end of season, see Villa Colombier and Le Griffier.

Holiday villa with a Finnish Kota
These barbecue huts are ideal for low and mid season holidays. Le Clos du Baron has one.

Holiday cottages suitable for disabled, wheelchair access or reduced mobility
These properties are specifically adapted; Le Bocage, Le Logis de la Mariniere.

Holiday accommodation for the Vendee Globe boat race.
Rent a villa in Les Sables d'Olonne for the Vendee Globe weekend. See Villa Tanchet, on the sea front, or Villa Colombier, near the town centre, or Les Jardins d'Olonne for villas near the town.

Cottages villas and farmhouses for large groups and family gatherings, see our listing for large gites sleeping 10, sleeping 12, sleeping 14, sleeping 16 and multiples units sleeping up to 26 or more.

Holiday villas on a complex with activities and facilities on site
See the superb select holiday development at "Oasis- Les Jardins", offering comfortable villas on the coast, for 6 or 8 pople, each with it's own private pool. Restaurant, tennis, and bicycle hire on site.

Looking for a venue in France for a wedding, an event, or family gathering ?
See La Mariniere, 4 adjacent properties for up to 38 people with individual pools and a function room, set in a rural location.

Bargain prices and discounts on holiday lets, gites and cottages in Vendee
See our discounts on late availability.

Full listing of our Vendee holiday villas, cottages and gites.

Mid week /offset start dates and 10 - 12 day breaks in the Vendee.

Mid-week bookings in low season - take advantage of lower ferry prices and more ferry availability. Holiday cottages with mid week start dates - we can offer Sunday to Sunday, Monday to Monday or Tuesday to Tuesday on low and mid season dates for a wide selection of our properties.
10 day or 12 day rentals are possible possible on many holiday cottages, gites and villas for low and mid season dates, April, May, September, October.

Telephone enquiries for self catering holidays in Vendee, western Loire.

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Telephone : 00 33 78 72 00 687 (English and French spoken)
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