Children at the Beachouse


“I’M BORED” are words you will NEVER hear from your children at Montalivet.

The Beachouse is a 4 minute walk from the beach and a 2 minute walk from Montalivet’s huge everyday market selling everything from Mexican hammocks to foie gras.

Montalivet, retains an old fashioned, small scale seaside atmosphere and is extremely popular with the young due to its slightly “hippy” market and its relaxed surfing image.

-22 bars and restaurants, clothes shops, surf shops, icecream parlours and every kind of entertainment are on your doorstep.

-Safe bathing (only allowed between the two blue flags and strictly monitored by a team of lifeguards) and a high street pedestrianised every morning and evening mean you can relax in your deckchair knowing your children are safe.

-A supervised tree adventure walk in the forest is within walking distance as well as as riding, bike and quad hire, go karting , parachuting and paintball.

-There are courses in surfing and land yachting and lots of different events that come and go all summer. Plenty of live music in the evenings.

-A lively pub scene for young people with four nightclubs (one with an indoor swimming school) are all within walking distance or a short bike ride.

-There are visiting circuses and entertainments all summer.

-Ideal for independent children and teenagers who like to do their own thing from time to time.


What clients loved:

The house itself is adorable and so beautifully decorated, yet feels immensely homely. Our three year old loved the little farm animals and the sandpit and playing with the hose!! You were so kind to her and she was so chuffed that you gave her responsibility of feeding your doves every morning- a lovely touch. In terms of highlights and recommen dations, its hard to know where to begin. But for starters, we loved pur trips to Pilat (the giant sand dune about 90 mins away but we thought it was well worth the trip), Arcarchon, Soulac and Bordeaux (especially the Miroir d’Eau). We also enjoyed wine tasting and recommend Chateau La Tour de By – they made us really welcome….we also liked Port de St Vivien ..a nice little waterside restaurant with tapas. I haven’t forgotten that I also promised to send you a copy of my recent children’s piture book, Max the Champion, for children visiting the flat.” lots of love Alex, Dan and Ella.

Tania Bazell 18th October 2007
Merci Bien Lambeth

Every day we leave the house, according to young Zac “we are going to the beach to catch a whale” Every bathtime is a demonstration of Zac “swimming in the sea.

Clearly your lovely house has left a deep and lasting impression which he resolutely clings to despite And for that matter..

It has inspired me deeply too.

We’ll send information and photos of your place to a couple of location agencies and let you know if we get any interest.
All the best and thanks again
Neil, Tania, Zac and Zeppy

Quintin Babcock 24.09.2010

Thanks again for a fabulous stay, its been brilliant! ..attached are a couple of usable photos of Xanthe from our day at the pool…..we took the West Flat with our 2 year old daughter and had a fantastic 2 week stay in September 2010… Yes the house is very relaxed in a shabby chic kind of way but it is extremely well kitted out, from the kitchen well as the full seclection of books and DVDs…. Daily rides to the local beach/park/Aldi. We’d also recommend Le Canoe restaurant in Port Goulee for great lunch and kids corner of toys plus swings outside to keep them busy. The beach at Montalivet was the best that we tried on the peninsula (compared to Pin Sec. Le Gurp, Pointe de la Negade and Soulac) with lifeguard swimming area, good surf and rock “beach balustrades” which protect you from the breeze and provide a place for high tide pools to form for younger kids to splash about in.

Paul, Madeleine and Natalie, 2013.

Thank you for the wonderful stay in your lovely house.

We fell in love with it while seeing the photos on the internet, but also in reality, that love remains.

Sarah and David Hall, 2011.

…This house is full of nooks and crannies, perfect for a two and a half year old’s imagination.

They LOVED the sand and even David’s aversion to sand was overcome by the sheer delight on the children’s faces. This house has given us a week of pure indulgent pleasure.



The local Montalivet beach