The Boat House Port-en-Bessin, Normandy, France

  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 5
  • from € 990 wk
What we like about this property

This lovely converted seaside property sits right on the waterfront in Port-en-Bessin, Normandy. It retains much of its old world charm, while providing all modern amenities. We love the simple elegance of its design, its playfulness – as well as its fabulous location.

Description

Located on the waterfront in Port-en-Bessin, Normandy, this property was originally two fishermen’s houses. Today they have been merged to create a space that’s perfect for two couples or a group of five. Two bedrooms (sleeping two and three respectively) are accessed separately by their own staircases (one a wrought-iron spiral, and the other wooden); each has its own en-suite bathroom.

High ceilings and large shuttered windows (opening right onto the paved waterfront) give this house a spacious feel. Design is unfussy, blending old-fashioned armchairs, a clawfoot tub and wrought-iron railings with a contemporary kitchen and bathroom. Decorative life-preservers, fishing nets, fish and boats pay playful homage to the property’s nautical heritage. And to cap it all off, there’s a playroom with board games and table football.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The house has plasma TV with French and international channels, DVD player, multilingual DVDs, Hi-Fi, CD player, and Bose docking station for iPod/iPhone.

Its fully-equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, Nespresso coffeemaker, kettle, cooker hob with extractor, steamer, toaster, microwave, fridge-freezer and juicer. Other amenities include a hairdryer, and a laundry room with washing machine and dryer. 

Books and magazines (travel, cookery, novels and children’s books) are available, as well as board games, bar football, and beach games. Baby equipment (cot, high chair, bath) is available on request at booking and subject to confirmation.

AROUND

Port-en-Bessin has plenty to offer guests who don’t want to drive. Walks along the sand, journeys by boat, buying produce from local fishermen or at auction, hiking trails, bike rentals… There’s also a 36-hole golf course and a shipwreck museum nearby.

Activities within easy reach include farm visits, swimming (in a local pool), horse-riding, tennis and tree climbing, as well as trawling through flea markets and antique shops.

Slightly farther afield are windswept, sandy beaches, the American cemetery at Omaha Beach and the British cemetery at Bayeux, as well as Bayeux Cathedral and Tapestry, and numerous chateaux and farms. For those happy to drive over an hour there are plenty of other interesting destinations including the beautiful Mont St Michel.

LOCATION

Port-en-Bessin, Normandy, France. Nearest airport: Caen (30km), Paris.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Year round.

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The Boat House

from 990/ wk
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms2 bedrooms
Bed Type1 king, 3 singles (2 convertible into a double)
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms3 bathrooms (2 showers, 1 bath)
AccommodateSleeps 2-5 guests
InternetWifi
Pet friendlyNo pets
RatesFrom €990-1850, depending on season. Mid-July to mid-August, 2 weeks minimum stay.
Minimum Stay1 week
Viewsea view
Notes

Strictly non-smoking.

Iron staircase may be difficult for younger children.

Parking in front of house and private garage in the village.

 

Charges include:

Water, electricity, heating, wifi

Linen (sheets, towels, tea towels)

End-of-stay cleaning

Basic necessities (sugar, salt, oil & vinegar, tea)

 

Tourist tax is not included and is calculated per person over 13 years, per night. This fee is paid to the municipality.

 

Short stays (2 nights) are sometimes available at the last minute. These short-break packages are all-inclusive (excluding tax on a basis of maximum 5 people in 2 rooms).

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Reviews

6 Reviews

  • Thierry S., April 23, 2018

    Gorgeous!
    Beautiful cozy nest facing the sea, direct access to the market
    fish, charming decoration, total calm … a haven of peace
    … the house is very well equipped, the charming owner’s welcome and
    caring. An exceptional rental.
    Splendid!

    Thierry S.

  • Bob S., April 4, 2018

    Perfect Base for D-Day Tours!

    We loved our stay in this very charming harbor-side home. The pictures
    don’t do the views justice. We were two couples and this property was
    ideal for our purposes. Laurence was a perfect hostess and made our stay
    easy and enjoyable. We spent a week enjoying Port-en-Bessin, touring the
    D-Day beaches and Mont St. Michel (only 90 minutes away.) Bayeux is only a
    10 minute drive and worth a day of exploring.
    The on-site laundry facility was a luxury after 2 weeks of travel. Easy
    walk to groceries and a daily fish market across the street. There are
    loads of wonderful little restaurants within a 5 minute walk.
    We highly recommend this property.

    Bob S.

    Anchorage, USA

  • Deborah L., June 17, 2017

    Charming house right on the harbor…

    Beautiful house, with great attention to detail in a fantastic location
    directly at the port of Port-en-Bessin. The house is very clean and Laurence
    a great hostess, who likes one with many recommendations of the area
    helps.
    The house is equipped with everything you need to enjoy. There are
    even children’s toys, beach mats and much more. Also the village
    Port-en-Bessin is one of the nicest in the area with a good one
    Offer of very good restaurant. There are also beautiful beaches in
    immediate proximity (by car). Thank you for the nice week,

    Deborah L.

    Austria

  • François, December 3, 2016

    We spent our holidays in this Bijou ideally located in
    Port-en-Bessin. Nice fishing village not far from all the sites
    landing. As soon as we arrived, a warm welcome from Laurence with
    flowers, cider and apple juice. The house was very clean, very good
    equipped, in the kitchen there were all the necessary utensils, a
    library with area guides, Ralph Lauren bath linens… We went with family (2 adults / 3 children). Children
    also felt very welcome. The game room with foosball is
    extra bonus.
    Laurence gave us lots of tips for restaurants and excursions.
    It really felt like home and we intend
    to go back there.

    Exceptionnel

    François

  • Tal M., July 8, 2016

    Charming cottage with a gourmet kitchen…

    My husband & I spent a week with our children at a boat under
    my Transat. We were in Normandy to visit the D-Day beaches, witness
    Tour de France firsthand, & enjoy the Cider Route. Laurence Berdeaux
    was a wonderful hostess who greeted us in Port-en-Bessin.
    The cottage was clean & well-appointed with excellent flat screen TV in
    which to view the nightly UEFA Europa Cup matches. Having a washer / dryer
    to use was a godsend. The small town was a perfect spot in which
    immerse ourselves in the day-to-day French culture. And then when we
    wanted to venture out, we hopped in our car
    a few minutes away. But returning to the quiet in Port-en-Bessin
    Happy family eating a meal in the cottage
    seafood procured from the fish market right across the street & the
    bakery right around the corner was a highlight. The cottage is
    extremely clean & well-equipped. We plan to return!

    Tal M.

  • Martha Pearson, May 14, 2016

    my husband and I spent a week in the lovely seaside town of Port en Bessin, and although we had a car (parked for free without limitations right in front of the house) we hardly felt like leaving the smartly furnished, very clean and comfortable home. The pictures are what drew us to this house and the ‘real thing’ wont disappoint. It’s spacious, elegantly appointed and well located across the street from the ocean and daily fish market, and steps from any other shops, restaurants or other services. For exploring the Normandy region, this location is ideal with the D-Day beaches at an almost walkable distance. Our hosts English was great, so even though my husband speaks French, I didn’t feel left out of the conversation. The house would be great for families, although there are a lot of stairs which could be a challenge for some. I should also say that my husband and I have two vacation rentals in California, so we know how much work and heart goes into providing a quality product–it’s as much a feeling as it is brick and stone–and this experience with Laurence and Astrid was first rate. Something to which we aspire every day.

    Martha Pearson

    Walnut Grove, USA

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