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Maison des Herons

Charming Cap Ferret holiday home, a walk from beach and shops
Ref: 153 Le Cap Ferret (300m)
  • 3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • no pool
  • Comfort Rating Simple quality
  • Good accommodation in an exceptional location

We Say

Simple, charming holiday home in an exceptional location close to beaches, market, shops & restaurants of chic Cap Ferret

Pricing & availability

Maison des Herons
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen & bathroom towels (1 set per booking)
  • Compulsory extras: Compulsory exit cleaning charge, 130 EUR per booking; tourist tax (2.10 EUR per night per person aged 18+) - both payable locally in cash on departure.
  • Optional extras: Cot & high chair available on request; mid-stay change of linen 45 EUR per room
  • Security deposit: 1800 EUR (GBP 1500)
  • Changeover day: Saturday (mid-June to mid-September)
  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: Minimum fortnight bookings 18th July to 29th August (any 2 of last 3 weeks)

What makes Maison des Hérons a great holiday rental

Maison des Hérons is a charming Basque-style house for up to 6 people in the lighthouse district of Cap Ferret village and a few minutes walk from the shops and restaurants of the centre. The dining and living areas open onto an east-facing wooden terrace with amazing views through the trees to the top of the famous 'Phare'. Beaches, the superb local market, good restaurants are a walk away. Maison des Hérons is a great place to enjoy this wonderful part of France

Best for:
Families and groups of friends wanting an easy holiday where everything you need is a walk or cycle away, in one of France's most chic destinations and which is laid-back too.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - high chair and travel cot available (linen provided). Grounds are safe and enclosed, but sloping and include steps. Care may be needed on open staircase.
  • Teenagers - limited garden space but walkable to beaches, cafés and nightlife.
  • Reduced mobility - sloping and stepped access, plus upstairs bedrooms, make this rental unsuitable.

Anything to be aware of?

Maison des Hérons adjoins another rental we promote, Chalet des Hérons, on the south side; because the two properties are built on different levels, no walls are shared between living spaces, so noise insulation is excellent and you are not overlooked. It also adjoins another rental property, Villa des Hérons, on the west side; here again, the owners have been meticulous about ensuring the best possible insulation from neighbouring noise and visual screening so you are not overlooked. In July & August the owners live in the next-door apartment and are on-hand for help or information if required, but will otherwise leave you in complete privacy.

Why Cap Ferret?
Cap Ferret village is one of France's chic-est holiday destinations featuring smart boutiques, cafés and restaurants in a low-rise, laid-back setting - the ambience is casual, relaxed but appreciative of good living. The bay is renowned for sailing & oysters, the Atlantic beach is superb. It's easy to get around. It's an Aquitaine gem.


An attractive well-equipped holiday home in a exceptional location.

Maison des Hérons is a Basque-style house recently renovated using good quality materials throughout. It is a reasonable size overall: 80m2 inside, and in 200m2 of grounds outside, including a super east-facing terrace with lovely views of Cap Ferret lighthouse (especially at night), and a small north/west facing garden that catches the evening sun.

Inside - downstairs

The entrance is reached via a short, quite steep path from the road leading to a door at the side of the house. (There's parking on the side of the road.) The entrance leads into the kitchen/dining room; this is a spacious (18m2), bright area that includes a new, fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, oven/hob, microwave), dining table and chairs. The large windows south and east offer lovely views into the woods.

The shower room off the kitchen also houses a washing machine.

The living room is located on the north side of the house. It opens onto the east terrace and north/west part of the garden (nicely planted). It is stylishly, quite simply furnished; there is a TV and DVD player, and 2 two-seater settees.

Inside - upstairs

Stairs lead from the lounge to the three bedrooms upstairs:
- Double bedroom (140cm x 200cm bed) with sloping ceiling (10m2) and shelves
- Double bedroom with queen-size bed (150cm x 200cm), dressing table and hanging space (11m2)
- Children's room (8m2) with bunk beds. This last room also has hanging space.
- Toilet and washroom


The outside areas have been very nicely planted with local flora; there is plenty of garden furniture and a barbecue.


Two double bedrooms + one bedroom with bunk beds


1 shower room, plus upstairs washroom


No pool



  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • oven & hob
  • microwave
  • fridge freezer
  • kettle
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • iron & ironing board


  • dvd player
  • tv with French channels
  • wi-fi


  • bbq or plancha

House Rules

No pets


Maison des Hérons is situated on the edge of the highly sought-after area of Cap Ferret village, just 500m from the lighthouse and a five minute walk from the village's first shops (including boulangerie - always essential) and a 10 minute amble from the centre (including Cap Ferret's summer daily market). In spite of its proximity to the village, the only noises you hear here are the rustling of wind in the trees, birds and, if you listen carefully, the rumble of Atlantic rollers a 10-15 minute walk away.


Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Le Cap Ferret (300m)
Nearest beach: Le Cap Ferret (300m), l'Horizon (600m)
Boulangerie: Le Cap Ferret (300m)
Restaurant: Wide choice in le Cap Ferret (300m)
Market: Le Cap Ferret (400m)

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Bordeaux airport: 60 kms
  • Bergerac airport: 150 kms
  • Arcachon railway station: 4 kms + foot ferry ride
  • Bordeaux railway station: 70 kms
  • St Malo ferry port: 600 kms
  • Calais ferry port/tunnel: 950 kms

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