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  • Fenced pool area
  • Gardens and the pool
  • Bedroom 1 set on the ground floor
  • Dining table
  • Rear Aspect at Night
  • By the pool

Villa des Pins Grand Cru. Bordeaux city accommodation with a private heated pool

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€643 to €4000
Bordeaux city centre is just 15 minutes away. Private heated pool. Beautiful detached house in a quiet setting with parking. 1.3 km from the prestigious Les Sources des Caudalie Spa and Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte restaurant. Easily access the city centre by car, taxi or tram. Bordeaux SW France.
€643 to €4000
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  • Private 10m x 4m heated pool
  • Fenced and gated pool
  • Pool alarm
  • Air conditioned bedrooms
  • Private garden
  • Petanque court
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private drive/parking
  • Children’s swings
  • Dishwasher
  • BBQ
  • Satellite TV
  • Short beaks
  • Weekend beaks
  • Bordeaux city 15 mins
  • Restaurant 1.3km
  • Spa treatments 1.3km
  • Smith Haut Lafitte 1.3km
  • Supermarkets shops
  • Cafe bar nearby
  • Restaurants nearby

Villa des Pins Grand Cru, Luxury Bordeaux holiday accommodation offering short breaks and weekend breaks with a private swimming pool and off-road parking. Bordeaux city centre is approximately a 15-minute drive, Saint Emilion 55km and Bergerac 136km, SW France. Ideal accommodation for Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte.

This Bordeaux holiday home sleeps 6 guests over 3 bedrooms, complete with a private heated pool, tranquil garden and private off-road parking. Renovated to a very high standard and offers luxurious holiday accommodation in the heart of the countryside, yet is conveniently just 15-minutes drive from the cosmopolitan city centre of the Unesco world heritage site of Bordeaux, southwest France.

The chic and contemporary open-plan living area flows across the ground floor over travertine tiles and spills out onto the decked terrace which is perfect for al-fresco dining.

The villa has three bedrooms each accompanied by a modern, lavish bathroom and the carefully manicured garden wraps around the house and private swimming pool to complete the setting. Set over 150m2.

Bordeaux – amazing wine and food, a wonderful city

Close to the centre of Bordeaux, cycle, walk, drive and tram.

Conveniently located just 65km to the sandy beach, cosmopolitan shopping and restaurants at Arcachon Bay, famous for its fresh seafood, especially oysters.

Villa des Pins Grand Cru is the ideal accommodation for lovers of fine wine and gourmet cuisine, just 2 minutes drive (1.5km) or an easy 18 minutes walk away by a quiet road is the infamous Grand Cru Classe Smith Haut Lafitte wine estate where a tour and tastings of their sumptuous wines are a must, a stunning Bordeaux wine estate.
The Michelin-star restaurant La Grand’ Vigne is an experience to be savoured, the bistro-style menu at La Table du Lavoir offers superb value for money in beautiful surroundings and last but not least, be thoroughly pampered at the renowned Les Sources Caudalie Vinotherapy Spa.

Bedrooms and sumptuous bathrooms (all bedrooms equipped with air conditioning)

Bedroom 1 ground floor: Double bedroom overlooking the rear garden and pool. 160cm wide 200cm long bed.
En-suite shower room, basin and wc.

Bedroom 2 ground floor: Twin or double bedroom overlooking the front garden. 180cm wide 200cm long bed which can be separated to 2 x 90cm.
En-suite shower room with basin, next to a separate wc.

A separate wc is located next to the lounge and bedroom 2.

Bedroom 3 upper floor: Large twin or double bedroom built into the eaves of the house overlooking the rear garden and pool. 180cm wide 200cm long bed which can be separated to 2 x 90cm. A further single bed (90cm x 200cm) can be provided in this bedroom for a 7th guest.
Large bathroom with bath, shower over, sink and wc.

Living area facilities

The on-trend living area is furnished with comfortable sofas, interesting artwork and objects overlooking the front garden.


Stylish and contemporary kitchen with dual aspect views of both the rear and front garden. The large dining island offers a great social space to eat and the facilities include:

  • 90cm Smeg oven/hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Espresso machine
  • Laundry room with washing machine and dryer


  • Flat Screen TV with international satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth speaker


Books, games, petanque court, croquet and dart board offer entertainment for all ages.

Babies and children’s facilities

  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Baby bath
  • Baby monitor
  • Potty
  • Toys, books & DVD’s
  • Children’s swing

Facilities and services

  • Bed linen, towels & pool towels provided
  • Private chef on request
  • Babysitter on request
  • Heating
  • Cycle hire is available to your door

Private swimming pool and garden

  • Parking on a private driveway for 2 cars, additional parking on the quiet road outside if required.
  • 10m x 4m heated, fenced and alarmed private pool
  • Pool depth 1m to 1.45m. Roman end steps, first step 60 cm
  • Terrace for alfresco dining
  • Weber BBQ
  • Large garden
  • Petanque area

Mature pine and oak trees provide the beautifully landscaped garden with tranquil spots to take shade from the summer sun.

Location, Bordeaux area

The house is ideally situated just 16km from the absolute city centre and the Grande Theatre, drive, tram and taxi it’s quite easy to get into Bordeaux city. 12km if you walk.
24km from the airport of Bordeaux, but in an incredibly peaceful surrounding.

64km to Arcachon and Cap Ferret
55km to Saint Emilion

Cycle hire

Cycle hire and electric cycles are available to hire in the area. Cycle hire information page.

What to do in the area and beyond

There are many towns, villages and castles to explore on your doorstep. The local towns and villages host weekly markets as well as summer night markets and various festivals throughout the year. More information on what’s on locally is in the “Local Area” tab above.


Bordeaux 24km
Bergerac 111km
Toulouse 323km

Bordeaux (TGV) station 13km

Bordeaux Tram:
Park and ride Tram and bus information Transpots Bordeaux Metrople  TBM,   Maps

The nearest park-and-ride tram station is Villenave Pyrénées approx. 5 – 10 mins drive (6km), 530 Route de Toulouse 33140 Bordeaux, on the south end of the C line.

Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:
Calais 547 miles
Caen 435 miles

Use of car essential. Car hire quote with the best price guarantee, click here.

Dates Price for 7 nights from
7 personsShortbreaks from
29 Jun 2024 - 02 Aug 2024€3,500.00
03 Aug 2024 - 16 Aug 2024€4,000.00
17 Aug 2024 - 30 Aug 2024€3,500.00
31 Aug 2024 - 20 Sep 2024€2,200.00
21 Sep 2024 - 18 Oct 2024€1,800.00€771.00
19 Oct 2024 - 13 Dec 2024€1,500.00€643.00
14 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024€2,200.00€2,200.00
01 Jan 2025 - 04 Jan 2025€2,200.00€2,200.00
05 Jan 2025 - 21 Mar 2025€1,800.00€771.00
22 Mar 2025 - 16 May 2025€2,000.00€857.00
17 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025€2,500.00
28 Jun 2025 - 01 Aug 2025€3,800.00
02 Aug 2025 - 15 Aug 2025€4,000.00
16 Aug 2025 - 29 Aug 2025€3,800.00
30 Aug 2025 - 19 Sep 2025€2,600.00
20 Sep 2025 - 17 Oct 2025€2,200.00€943.00
18 Oct 2025 - 12 Dec 2025€1,800.00€771.00
13 Dec 2025 - 30 Dec 2025€2,800.00€2,800.00

Changeover day: Saturday

Flexible arrival/departure dates are available for date ranges that offer short breaks.

Reservation Information:

No booking fee.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A security bond of 500€ is pre-authorised against a credit card 7 – 10 days before arrival and will be cancelled subject to satisfactory inspection after departure.

Our full booking terms and conditions can be viewed here.

Arrival from 17:00
Departure by 10:00

Included in the price:

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels. A complimentary change of bed linen and bath towels are provided for stays of 2 weeks or more.
Taxe de Sejour (tourism tax).
House heating.

Pool opening times and heating information/charges:

The pool is open from April 20th – October 18th 2024. April 19th to October 17th 2025.
Pool heating is included from May 18th – September 20th 2024. May 17th to September 19th 2025.
Pool heating during all other dates if required is €200 per week.

Please note: Specific temperatures can not be guaranteed as pool heating is influenced by weather conditions and other factors.

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The very centre of Bordeaux city by the Grande Theatre is 16km by car or taxi, 12km if you walk. Saint Emilion 55km, 64km to Arcachon & Cap Ferret.

This is the ideal base from which to explore South West France, located in the region of Aquitaine consisting of the Gironde / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne and are considered to be one of the most picturesque areas of France.

The gently rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards, perfect cycling country!

Towns and villages in the area host many festivals and events throughout the year.

The charming city of Bordeaux, with its neoclassical architecture and a reputation for fine red wine, is located in the southwest region of France and is surrounded by green vineyards, mountains and the ocean. The area, which is steeped in art and history, is well situated for a family holiday or a romantic weekend at a Bordeaux property.

From a grand French chateau to a quaint gite, Bordeaux accommodation can be found in a variety of sizes to suit any requirement and budget. If you don’t like the idea of a self-catering holiday rental there are bed and breakfasts in Bordeaux that will allow you to leave the domestic duties to somebody else. The wide selection of holiday cottages and farmhouses around Bordeaux France gives holidaymakers a taste of authentic French charm. Holiday rentals in Bordeaux France make a great base from which to explore the area and enjoy the many opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

You can spend your Bordeaux holiday exploring architectural treasures, including Palais Rohan and the Grand Theatre, or you can visit a Bordeaux wine museum, follow the wine trail and pamper yourself with a vinotherapy spa treatment. From walking, cycling, and horse riding to bird watching and fishing, the opportunities to enjoy the countryside are endless.

For lovers of fine wine and gourmet cuisine, just 2 minutes drive (1.5km) or an easy 18 minutes walk away by a quiet road is the infamous Grand Cru Classe, Smith Haut Lafitte wine estate where a tour and tastings of their sumptuous wines are a must, a stunning Bordeaux wine estate.
The Michelin star restaurant La Grand’ Vigne is an experience to be savoured, the bistro-style menu at La Table du Lavoir offers superb value for money in beautiful surroundings and last but not least, be thoroughly pampered at the renowned Les Sources Caudalie Vinotherapy Spa.


Visit Europe’s largest sand dune, 65km away, the Dune du Pilat where both the climb and the views will take your breath away! Reward yourself by feasting on fresh seafood around the Bay of Arcachon (64km) or take the ferry to Cap Ferret and feel the sand between your toes whilst you enjoy oysters and chilled white wine.

Wine and Gastronomy

The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Caves and Chateau that offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.

Not to be missed is the world-famous Saint Emilion, just a short drive away. A designated world heritage site and is truly stunning. Explore characteristic narrow lanes lined with wine merchants, cafes, restaurants and interesting independent shops. A guided tour of the monolithic church is highly recommended.

Follow Rick Steins French Odyssey (Bordeaux to Bazas) trail across this region and encounter some of the best culinary experiences France has to offer.


The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from Canoeing or boat trips on the Dordogne river to exploring ancient villages.


Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementoes and gifts.

Cycle hire, Bike hire

The countryside around our properties is popular for cycling, whether it’s just a gentle ride around to explore or if you are a keen cyclist, a long training ride on fantastic stretches of road to get the blood pumping whilst taking in the fantastic views.
Bring your own bike or bike hire is available, we recommend booking in advance.

Cycle hire:

  • Bicycle hire with free delivery and collection direct to the villa: Cycle hire
  • Electric cycle, E-Bike hire Bordeaux: Cycle hire
  • Trekking / regular cycles: Cycle hire
  • Children’s cycles: Cycle hire
  • Carbon road bike hire in Bordeaux, they will deliver to Bordeaux train station for free, they do not deliver to your door but if you are serious cyclists just ride the bike back to Villa des Pins Grand Cru. Carbon road bike hire Bordeaux.

Bike guide and information in the Gironde, guide and information.


There are many pay-and-play golf courses within the area.

Wildlife park, animals

Ferme Exotique 4.5km away.


Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is just 19km.

Water park

Aqualand water park is 62km drive located at Bassin D’Arcachon.

What a wonderful stay, thank you for your hospitality and kindness. The Villa is as well appointed we wanted for nothing.
We enjoyed our time immensely, sampling the local wines, watching rugby and travelling in the region.
Patisserie up the road was a great find !
We hope to return soon.

The E. family, Dublin Ireland. September 2023

Loved this place. The house was amazing and had so many useful things inside to make our stay better.
The pool was great to relax by and the area and the area is so peaceful as well.
Great host too and super responsive and provided a number of recommendations in the area . Would recommend to anyone to stay. While having a car would be useful, we only used Uber the whole time we were there and never had an issue as an FYI for potential guests.

The AJ group, UK. September 2023

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. You have thought of everything to make our stay so comfortable.
We have had a great time visiting Bordeaux, St Emilion and the local vineyards. Would definitely recommend visiting the underground church, a brilliant on our tour explaining the fascinating history.
The weather over the week could have been kinder to us but we have managed to make use of your beautiful pool.
Thank you.

The W. Family, London. September 2023

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.
The Villa is just wonderful we love the open plan space and of course the pool and the garden. It has been a great place to be sociable , have fun but also relax !
The location is perfect. We watched the Wales vs Fidji Rugby World Cup game in Bordeaux , had a great day out to St Emilion as well as a day trip to Arcachon, managed 3 Châteaux wine tasting over 3 days.
The train into Bordeaux was easy to do for a day out in the city.
don’t forget to pay a visit to Château Smith Haut Lafitte just around the corner. This is just magical.

The G. Family, London UK. September 2023

Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay. This was the perfect spot from which to explore the beautiful Bordeaux .
Thank you and à bientôt !

The R. Familly, Toronto Canada. August 2023

Dear Gladys, thank you so much for your warm welcome and your kindness.
We had a wonderful time in your beautiful Villa.

The R. family, Belgium. July 2023

Dear Gladys, thank you for having us. We had an amazing stay.
Your place was the perfect spot to discover the beautiful region.
Everything in the house is well maintained and good equipped.
The garden and pool create the feeling of a private oasis.

R. Antwerpen, Belgian. July 2023

Gladys was very welcoming with initial groceries and a bottle of wine. Had a great time.

The S. family, California USA. June 2023

Dear Gladys, on behalf of the whole family we have had a wonderful stay in your beautiful house.
It is the best equipped house we have stayed and thank so much for all of your thoughts care and attention in providing such a welcoming place for your guest.
The garden and pool are fantastic and all had fun.
We do look forward to returning.
Merci beaucoup.

The C. Family, UK. April 2023

We had a great time in this beautiful house.
Gladys was very welcoming and responsive.
Lots of small details helping young parents with young children arriving after a long trip…
The house is immaculate and very well equiped, the garden is wonderful and beds are from very high quality.
The pool was great but we could not use it the weather was not good enough.
Pool is secured and well maintained.
The area is very very calm and next to a tram station which unable to reach the wonderful city of Bordeaux in a few minutes.
The communication with Frédéric and Gladys was very friendly, easy and responsive.

The L. Family, Paris France. April 2023

A huge Merci to Gladys and family for a wonderful 8 days in your beautiful house.
The weather was perfect and we did lots of exiting of Bordeaux, St Emilion, Arcachon, Dune du Pyla as well as some nearby vineyards and the château de la Brède.
It was all fantastic and we really loved the area, the coast and its history.
We all loved the pool and used it every day.
The house is stylish, comfortable and really beautifully decorated.
The garden is amazing too – love the way it surrounds the house and feels very private.
Very grateful for your help in fixing the Wifi after the storm, Gladys, and for all the food and drinks on arrival too- very generous.
Best wishes

The O Family, Wiltshire UK. October 2022

A big thank you from us for giving us a super week in your beautiful house.
We really enjoyed our time here in Bordeaux and the surrounding areas.
Your house is so well equipped and feels like home.
Again a big thank you.

The F Family, Dublin Ireland. October 2022

Thank you for your beautiful house.
Everything needed was available in this great home.
Thank you Gladys for all your help and kindness.
It was such a great pleasure to spend time here!

The B Family, Amsterdam Netherlands. September 2022

Fantastic place, everything you need was here.
A very comfortable stay. Certainly recommend it.
A lovely welcoming from Gladys with lovely provision supplied.

The B Family, Southhampton Uk. September 2022

We had a fantastic holiday. Gladys was a generous host and extremely helpful.
The Villa is the best equipped villa we ever stayed in, it even had a good ironing board (something that we have never had).Great swimming pool and it was nice to have air conditioning in the bedrooms.

The S Family, Edinburg UK. August 2022

Dear Gladys,
Thank you very much for your kindness and for your wonderful welcoming smile.
Your house is a real peace haven, especially the magnificent garden.
We will certainly come back.

The P Family, Luxemburg. August 2022

We had a lovely stay, the villa has everything you could possibly want!
Thank you Gladys for being so attentive!

The T Family, London UK. August 2022

Again a beautiful stay at this beautiful house.
Thanks again for your hospitality Gladys.

The L Family, Rotterdam The Netherlands. July 2022

Dear Jean, dear Gladys,

Thank you very much for the wonderful 2 weeks we have spent in this beautiful house.
We had a great and relaxing holiday getting around in the bordelaise region and Atlantic coast.
A special thanks to Gladys for being always so kind and reactive.

The L-M family, Nurenberg Germany. June 2022

Thank you all for making our stay at Villa des Pins so enjoyable and memorable.
The house is so comfortable and has everything. We were so lucky with the weather – thank goodness for the pool and the airco !
We had such a relaxing time and are sorry to be leaving…
Thanks again.

The R. Family, Glasgow UK. May 2022

A big thank you for your warm welcome.
We were very touched by your various attentions.
We have spent a very pleasant stay together with our family in your beautiful home.
We will come back!

Julie, Paris France. April 2022

Our second stay in this beautiful home. We will come back again.
Thanks again to Gladys with all her nice attention.
See you very soon.

Sylvie, Normandie France. April 2022

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We have really enjoyed our time in your beautiful apartment.Thank you for being such a wonderful and attentive host. Best wishes

Denis, USA. April 2022

Great stay in a beautiful house.
We will certainly come back !

Family J. Paris France. October 2020

Thanks a lot. The house is simply formidable

Blass D Purmerend. The Netherlands. September 2020

Thank you for the wonderful week.
We enjoyed the house very much and the kids loved the pool.
The house felt very complete and beautiful decorated, also a very pretty garden !
Thank you.

The S family. The Netherlands. August 2020

A big thank you for your warm welcome .
The villa is very convenient and cony. Very well equipped in terms of baby equipment.
The location is perfect !
We wanted also to thank Frédéric with his high professional and friendly way of working

Anouk J. The Netherlands. August 2020

A weird year, a weird summer. A last minute booking and we are here just by accident in this great region and this very sweet house.Chance makes things right. Beautiful visit of cities, villages and vineyard and a such a welcoming and relaxing house..
Everything is comfy and easy to live, the garden is gorgeous and the pool amazing.
Thanks to our host we will definitely come back !

Aurelia D. Nantes France. August 2020

Dear Gladys and Frédéric,
thank you very much for the nice stay in your lovely house !
We like Bordeaux and its beautiful surrounding and the chateaux, the city and the beaches.
We hope to come back again !

Maarten M. The Netherlands. August 2020

We had a wonderful and relaxing 2 weeks in your lovely house.
We have never experienced a house so well equipped and beautiful.
A house in a middle of many chateau not far from our family on Martignas.
We are sure this was not our last stay in your house.
Best Wishes.

Mirjam L. Amsterdam The Netherlands. July 2020

Dear Gladys, thank you so much for your warm welcome and generous hospitality.Your home is so beautiful and well appointed and comfortable.The location is wonderful, in the centre of wine country and close to Bordeaux.We had an amazing lunch at the Brasserie Bordelais. Thanks for the suggestion.The pool was nice and refreshing even in October.Your garden looks amazing especially with the sculpture.
We had a wonderful day wine touring with Frederic.His knowledge and friendliness was most appreciated. His connection with shuttle and wineries make it very special.Lunch at La Puce was a highlights. All the best.

Mrs Lori S. San Francisco USA. October 12th 2019

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house. Gladys could not have been a better host. We were greeted with a huge smile and made to feel right at home. The house is very well equipped and there were lots of little extras that made arriving with a tired toddler much easier. I can highly recommend staying here, we will hopefully stay again soon.

Caroline B. NYC USA. October 5th 2019

Dear Gladys, we had a wonderful relaxing stay at your lovely house.Thank you so much for helping us out when we needed it.We recommend St Emilion it’s beautiful and also the lovely restaurant, La Table du Lavoir at Chateau Smith. Delicious !
Lovely to meet to meet such a sweet lady !!!

Mrs Sara P. London UK. September 14th 2019

Dear Gladys, thank you so much for the beautiful garden and house.It has been an absolute pleasure, my family had relaxed all week.With Best wishes to you and your family.

Mrs Liz A. London UK. August 31st 2019

Dear Gladys, thank you very much for letting us stay in your beautiful home.We had such a warm welcome and we thought the fantastic facilities were amazing.We really enjoyed relaxing in the pool and playing in your wonderful garden all week.We would love to return some days because we loved it so much.

Mrs Sharon Z. Hertfordshire, UK. August 17th 2019

Beautiful house and all in perfect condition.Wonderful location for exploring the region in all the vineyard and restaurant.We had a very relaxing time which was just what we needed.

Mrs Sharon H. Leeds, UK. August 2019

We spent the most agreeable, wonderful week here in your perfectly furnished, comfy and super tasteful vacation home.We have rented quite a few houses in the past but nothing that you could compare.Both the garden and pool are amazing, so well-kept and tastefully designed and from the moment we entered the house, we felt at home.
Thank you, Gladys, for the warm welcome, your availability throughout our stay and for creating a space that made our time here very special.

Mr Christoph G. Essen, Germany. July 27 2019

Lovely week thanks Gladys for your hospitality and help.Day trips to Bordeaux, lunch by the pool and a fantastic lunch at Château Smith. Many thanks

Mrs Sam R. Devon, UK. July 20 2019

Thank you so much Gladys we have had a wonderful time staying in your beautiful house.
The garden is amazing and you have been so helpful and friendly.We have spent two weeks exploring Bordeaux, St Emilion and Arcachon, hopefully we will be back again soon, many thanks.

Mrs Trina C. Sheffield, UK. June 29 2019

We’ve really appreciated a lot this beautiful and well equipped house. The great private garden was pure joy. The entire region is worth visiting. This was our first stay here but we hope this won’t be the last.

Mr Frank F. London, UK. June 15 2019

Dear Gladys, you and your husband have created a very lovely, special and extremely beautiful place !
We loved the garden and the pool. Sitting under the great oak tree and listening to the birds while having a coffee and a croissant and spending the most part of the day as relaxing as it started.
Thank you very much, we will certainly come back.

Mrs Hannah P. Bern, Swiss.May 25 2019

Could not have had a better experience. My only regret is that the Weather did not permit a dip in the pool.

Rodriguo R. Milano, Italy. May 25 2019

We had a lovely stay with Frédéric. The garden was a lot nicer and bigger than expected! Next time we have to come back in summer so we can use the pool 🙂

Nick M. Amsterdam, NL. May 2 2019

Thank you so much Gladys for such a lovely and warm welcome.
This home is a wonderful retreat for busy family. So very tasteful !!!.
Your hospitality and this locality is next to none. We would love to come back some day.
We had a fabulous time.

Mrs Michelle G. Bristol, IK. April 20 2019

When first contacting Holiday Cottages and Villas, I was delighted with the friendly and professional service. Tracy was lovely to speak to and could not have done more to assist me. when choosing our villa in Bordeaux. She made everything run smoothly. Our family holiday was spent in Villa Des Pins, Grand Cru, Martillac just outside of Bordeaux. When we arrived we were given the loveliest welcome by the owner of the villas. Her property was absolutely beautiful. She provided everything a family could possibly need in the house which was so comfortable, bright and a pleasure to be in. We all loved the art inside and outside by the swimming pool. I couldn’t have wished for more. A little piece of Heaven!! Highly recommended.

Mrs G. Dublin. April 2019

Thank you Gladys and Jean for your very war welcome. The house is great and homely.
We’ll definitely come back.

The B. family Quebec, CN. October 1st 2018

We spent a very special week with all our family, time to relax , play and laugh together.
Perfect homely home, top quality facilities, delightful garden and pool.
Weather was perfect, enjoyed visiting Bordeaux, boat to Cap Ferret and the amazing Pilat Dune. Lovely tour of Bouscaut winery (within walking distance).
Thank you Gladys for your hospitality and flexibility during our stay.

The C. family. September 8th 2018

Dear Gladys,
Thank you very much for making our first anniversary holiday wit Sienna so wonderful !
You’ve made us so confortable and your home is just perfect with all we would ever need!
We’ll see you soon !

The W. family London, UK. September 1st 2018

We have had the most relaxing and enjoyable week here at the villa.
This has been a wonderful time specially since we have had our new darling granddaughter and her mama & dad all together for a lovely family time. Thank you Gladys fro everything you have done to make our stay stress free and so very comfortable.

The C. family Essex, UK. September 8th 2018

Thank you Gladys, We have loved our week in this beautiful house and garden. There is so much at home and in the region to make you happy.
We’ve all had a great time.

The D. family Wales, UK. August 18th 2018

I have had a really enjoyable stay here. The pool was big and enjoyable. We enjoyed many days by the pool. There was a lovely patisserie near by. We also had many enjoyable days out near here. The beach was great fun and we went bodyboarding. There were some good cycle rides too.
Thank you Gladys.

The D. family Kent, UK. July 28th 2018

Dear Gladys, We have had a wonderful week at Villa des Pins.
You were such a great host !
Villa des Pins and its beautiful garden is the perfect place to relax and just feel well.
We will keep it in our memories.

The A. family Stuttgart, Germany. July 14th 2018

We have had a lovely stay here at Villa des Pins. Gladys made us feel very welcome. She has thought of everything a family could ned on vacation.
The villa exceeded our expectations, beautiful garden and pool area, even though the weather was mixed during our stay we have made good use of the outside area and BBQ.
This was our first family holiday and we will take away lots of special memories.
Thank you Gladys for your kind hospitality. We would love to visit again.

The R. family Buckinghamshire UK. June 9th 2018

Thank you Gladys for your beautiful house with an amazing interior decoration and a fabulous garden. We will come back!

The C. family Paris, France. June 2nd 2018

Perfect house for 6 right near the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We chose this house primarily because it was near the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte where we were attending a family wedding. Turned out to be such a great shout – walking distance from the wedding, and superbly well equipped place to enjoy rare family time with our grown up kids. The house works really well with a big kitchen/dining/living area, 3 double rooms and three bathrooms and then a garden and pool area which are beautifully laid out. We had been warned that our arrival day was a bank holiday in France so the shops would all be closed. As it turned out, some of the big supermarkets were still open, but we were very grateful to Gladys and Mathieu for sorting out some basics for us in advance. We were also fortunate in that we were able to access the house early on our arrival after an early morning flight from UK, and didn’t have to rush to leave, even though check out time is officially 10. It’s just a really nice friendly place which we all enjoyed as our base in this area. My advice would be to deal direct with the owners for payments. I booked via HomeAway and paid the deposit via them, as I thought it might give me extra cover, if for example, we had had to cancel and look for somewhere that could accommodate more people, and then, when the balance was due, I received an email from HomeAway requesting final payment – which I duly completed. Turns out the systems are somehow not joined up and the owner’s agent hadn’t actually received any balance payment from HomeAway, even though I thought I had paid it online. Trying to query this via the contact line was fine if you just want to talk to someone who not only sounds like a robot but also repeats robotic sounding standard answers rather than addressing what your actual problem is. However – the house is great, brilliantly situated and super well equipped.

What a wonderful house to have with my family here for my nephew’s wedding nearby at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte.
Fantastically well equipped house, Thank you !

The Darbey party, UK. May 10th 2018

Our week was a fabulous experience.
Your garden and pool area were one of our favourite places to be !
Your home is the most friendly we have visited and we would love to come and visit again.
The winery was a very special memory we will carry with us.
We saw the Dune and that was amazing.
Everything was beyond our expectation. Thank you, merci.

The W. family Surrey, UK. April 20th 2018

Wonderful stay- Gorgeous setting and very comfortable, thank you.

The N. party California, US. April 30th 2018

Thank you for a perfect stay! Fabulous house garden and pool, the house book was very helpful. I had some lovely runs around the vineyard.
Merci beaucoup for everything.

The D. party Gent, Belgium. April 23rd 2018

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house ! We had a great time and Eleonor loved the pool !!! The weather was great and we had everything we needed for a very relaxing break.

The M. family, Grantham, UK. October 28th 2017

Thanks so much for everything you provided us with Gladys, you were so lovely and welcoming. We especially loved the pool and the wonderfully marvellous facilities of the house.
There is everything you could need fro a hassle free stay.
Gladys we loved your dress !!!

Emma, Daisy, Amanda and Adrian London, UK. October 17th 2017

What a lovely home we had the good fortune to make our home away from home for one week.Thank you for your hospitality and kindness.

The Y. family, Shanghai. October 7th 2017

Thank you for a wonderful week, a magical holiday and the hospitality of your beautiful home.We really had a fantastic time. Take home with us many incredible memories.
You are a wonderful host from start to finish. Merci Beaucoup.

The G. party, Toronto. October 1st 2017

Lovely week. Thank you Gladys! Recommended the Chateau Carbonnieux for an inexpensive tour- beautiful place ! The escape experience in Bordeaux was good and for oysters on the beach at Arcachon wonderful !!!

McD. family, Scotland, UK. September 16th 2017

Thank you for an amazing week in this beautiful villa. Lovely welcome from Gladys who couldn’t have been more welcome and charming. Enjoyed Place de la Bourse by night and the Dune du Pilat early evening- amazing views.
Our boys ranging age from 10 to 19 years thoroughly enjoyed a few wows at the Aqua Park 33 near Mios. Lovely holidays memories.

The K. family, London UK. August 26th 2017

Thank you for a splendid week, lovely warm welcome and wine much enjoyed !
Tempted to stay home all week but we went in Biscarosse beach and at Dune du Pilat for sunset ( which seems to avoid traffic).
Picnic opposite place de la Bourse was a very pretty with nights lights. Chateau de la Brede, La Sauve Majeure Abbey are also lovely places.
Thank you so much.

The P. family, London, UK. August 18th 2017

A perfect villa- absolutely everything we needed for..and more. We had a wonderful time here.
Thank you so much Gladys you were an amazing hostess.

The B. family, Kent UK. August 12th 2017

Thanks a lot for this beautiful and well equipped house. We’ve been following all precious Gladys’s advises specially for the restaurants…
Diet is planned.. we will definitely come back.

The D. family, Neuchatel , Swiss. July 30th 2017

Lovely house, pool and garden. Gladys was brilliant and on call for any problems and questions.
Brilliant info in green folder.
Thank you very much,

The W. family, Kent, UK. June 30th 2017

We had a lovely warm ( hot) week at this lovely place. Sophie said:
I loved the pool, I love the house, i love the swing.
Thanks for this lovely week.

The P. family, London, UK. June 24th 2017

Lovely house, lovely garden, lovely Gladys !!!! Thank you

The S. family, Lake District, UK. July 15th 2017

We have spent a magical week here 2 couple and our son.
Gladys is lovely host and made us feel very welcome, superbly appointed house and pool with wonderful sunshine all week.
We dinned out most days and enjoyed the patio deck evenings and the pool of course !

The B. family, Southhampton, UK. May 27th 2017

Our family spent a lovely relaxing 4 days in this beautiful small piece of heaven. The house is amazing and was exceeding our expectations. The surroundings area is beautiful and there is much to see and explore. We can highly recommend chateau de léogan which is in green folder.
Big thanks to Gladys for this lovely place We will be back !!!!

The H. family, Oxford UK. May 16 2017

A special thanks for a very warm welcome. Very nice house, fabulous stay with lots of holiday memories…

The B. family, Paris, France. May 7th 2017

Villa des pins – wonderful
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A superbly appointed house with a warm, clean pool in a quiet neighbourhood. Pretty garden, well-fitted kitchen, comfy beds etc. Everything good about this location, we loved it, and would certainly return if we get the opportunity.

Robert P. Aug 2017

Peaceful place
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“This was a lovely peaceful place and the garden and pool were exceptional. From Tracey who helped with the booking to Gladys who owns the house we were very well cared for. A private tour of Chateau Smith Haut La Fitte was a highlight and we enjoyed touring the area. Thank you”

Joanne S. July 2017

We stayed at Villa des Pins in May 2017, with our friends and our disabled son. The house is beautifully maintained both inside and in the garden. It is well equipped and was very clean and comfortable. The two ground floor rooms each have separate walk in showers and toilets which was ideal for our son, and very accessible. The upstairs room was equally charming and well equipped with en suite. We paid extra to heat the pool as we were quite early in the season which paid dividends. The pool is very child safe and was really warm. The owner, Gladys, lives next door which is reassuring. She is very friendly and available but left us alone. The house is situated with easy access to the Bastide towns to the east and the coast to the west. Bassin D’arcachon, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion are must see places. All in all a wonderful holiday. Thank you.
W Bond. May 2017

A lovely warm welcome from Gladys and thank you for the food and wine. This is a great place to stay and fabulous home, which is well equipped and a beautiful garden. We can recommend the Bordeaux tourist bus tour, great audio covering the history of Bordeaux.. The zoo is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours although small, very clean and some beautiful animals specially the pandas.
We would highly recommend this beautiful house and great area and would love to return at some time in the future.
The C Party, November 2016

Well appointed villa in good location
★ ★ ★ ★ 
Modern property, well maintained by very welcoming owners who live next door. Nice attention to detail in provisions on arrival, collection of useful cooking ingredients to avoid buying. BBQ used a lot with starter quantities of charcoal and lighters.  Advice pre-visit on wine tours useful, proximity to Chateaux Smith Haut Laffitte a real bonus, lovely property, great setting and tour. Useful notes sent out beforehand on restaurants, local services and so on. A great start to our holiday planning. Pool well kept and great to relax, or travel into Bordeaux, or tour around vinyards. St Emilion visit a must. We hired bikes, delivered to the property and collected afterwards. Gite we stayed in the following week in the Loire had bikes provided. Walk to Boulangerie, Boucherie each morning, almond croissants a lasting memory! Overall an excellent venue, charming host, excellent location and facilities.
Mike, July 2016.

Everything you need!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“We were 5 adults travelling together. We received a very warm welcome and were taken through the house and shown all the essentials. The house was great – 5 adults and we all still managed to have our own space. Being able to cook our own meals and enjoy the garden and pool was a bonus. The house is very well appointed, clean and in a leafy quiet location.  We would highly recommend this as a base if you are visiting the region.”
Irene D, May 2016

“Luxury & Sophistication, Quiet Country Setting Just 15 Mins To Bordeaux Centre”
Short break

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Property was excellent and the owner Gladys was very friendly and helpful – if we needed any information regarding what to do locally Frederic was on the ball and provided this quickly. A visit to the Smith Haut Lafitte wine bar for lunch is a must.
Stuart C, UK. March 2016

Three couples staying over the Easter long week end. We were very happy with the house and its amenities. Gladys was very welcoming and a lovely host. Would definitely recommend, thank you very much.
The F family, UK. March 2016

Thank you for sharing your lovely house with us.
The children ( 13, 12 & 8) loved the pool, thankfully it was heated.
House had everything we needed and more. Very relaxing stay. Quiet area but within easy reach of Bordeaux and the airport. Would recommend.
The R. family, Scotland, UK. October 10th – 17th 2015

Fabulous for 3 couples.
Owners are lovely. Wonderful butcher and baker minutes away. Central location to many wonderful sites. We will be back !!!
Tina L. Boston, USA. Sept. 28th – Oct. 5th 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had a lovely relaxing week at the villa. Villa was in a lovely quiet location but still only 20 mins from Bordeaux. Villa had everything we needed. Kids loved the pool which was heated. Gladys was very friendly showing us around the house when we arrived. We had requested some shopping for when we arrived as it was late arrival. Gladys did brilliantly. She even got sweets for the kids. Would definitely recommend.
Roddie Family, Scotland. October 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Wonderful place to stay in Bordeaux!  We were three couples in our 50’s and spent ten days in the comfortable, well located and newly remodelled Villa des Pins Grand Cru. Each couple was able to enjoy the comfort and privacy of their own bedroom and bathroom. We were able to share breakfast every morning as well as late afternoon happy hours with music and wine in the comfortable, modern and very well equipped kitchen/dining room or the wooden deck in the charming patio.
The house owner, Gladys, is as nice, accommodating and helpful as an owner can be. Not only did she welcome us with a smile, a wonderful bottle of wine and a box of exquisite chocolates but she also offered to and washed our towels and bed sheets halfway through our stay.
On our first day we encountered the only negative moment of our entire 18 day vacation which would have been much worse if it wasn’t for Gladys. After dropping off our luggage, refreshing ourselves from a three and a half hour train ride from Paris to Bordeaux and picking up a rental car next to the train station, our car broke down in front of the driveway of the house as we were getting ready to head back to explore and have dinner in Bordeaux.
Gladys, who leaves next door, noticed we had been trying to move the car but were not able to do so. She came out, called and helped us communicating with the car rental company, then when they said they did not have any large cars to send us at that moment she put pressure on the company to send a car to take us back within an hour. When the car showed up, she went with two of us to the car rental company to “make sure we would be taken care of properly”. When we arrived, she argued with the lady at the counter for them to provide us at the same rate with a top of the line Mercedes Benz passenger van, which was more expensive but the only one available. She got it for us and we were able to save what would have been a wasted rest of the day and next morning.

Even though our stay was short and we had a lot planned in our busy scheduled, when we were home, we also managed to enjoyed morning street walks among several of the neighbouring vineyards as well as our three minute drive to the nearest “boulangerie” to pick up fresh baguettes.

We will come back to the Bordeaux region and when we do, Villa des Pins Grand Cru will again be our home away from home. Can’t wait to see Gladys’ with her happy smile waiting for us again.
Sigurani party, USA. September 2015

★ ★ ★ ★
Beautiful property with lots of light and air. A relaxing week among pine trees and beautiful gardens and a great pool. Really well equipped kitchen and convenient to get out and about as long as you had a car. Gladys was a great help and gave us several locals’ tips only problem was – too much to do and not long enough to do it!!
Sue M. UK. September 2015

Wonderful, fully furnished, fully equipped house. Definitely will recommend this place. Sad to leave.
Sonia R, UK. Sept 5th – 12th 2015

What a wonderful place to spend a holiday.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Gladys is amazingly helpful. In easy reach of Bordeaux ( re-commend the trams!), plenty of vineyards and many other sight seeing location sin easy reach. Having lots of time to relax by the pool and eat al fresco.
All the facilities you could want to make it a memorable stay. Thanks
Sue MC K. Suffolk, UK. August 29th – Sept 5th 2015

We have had a great holiday visiting Bordeaux city ( recommend markets), local vineyards, Châ-teau LaTour Martillac. Recommend trip to Arcachon and Dune du Pyla – great views over the bay. Trip to St Emilion was perfect lovely hilltop tower with plenty of restaurants.

Villa des Pins is very pretty, well equipped and provided us a good base to relax and tour the area. The children loved the swimming pool and the inflatables, as well as playing boules.
Thank you Gladys for having us o stay. This is one area we would like to explore more.
Amanda & John F. Oxfordshire, UK. August 22nd – 29th 2015

Visit the vineyards and go wine tasting, we discovered some excellent wines. Go out to Arcachon coast, lots of fabulous restaurant «  sheds » that serve amazing seafood. Beautiful Villa, we BBQ’d every night and enjoyed the wonderful garden. Thank you we’ll try to come back !
Sarah H. London, UK. Aug. 15th – 21st 2015

Thank you very much for a fabulous holiday, the pool was a huge success with the children. We will be back…
The S. family, Northamptonshire, UK. August 1st – 15th 2015

Wonderfull Villa and beautiful welcome – shame the weather hasn’t been quite so kind !. We’ve had a wonderful stay – Thank you !
The L. family, Kent UK. July 25th – August 1st 2015

We have had a wonderful and relaxing stay here. The house is beautiful and Gladys is so lovely – nothing is too much trouble.
We have had many little adventures to places nearby and have enjoyed all of them.
Thank you for sharing this part of the World with us.
The F. family, London UK. July 11th – 18th 2015

We had a wonderful stay . The house is very comfortable and enjoyed all the local wineries, especially Smith Haut Lafitte and the restaurant at Les Sources de Caudal.
ST Emilion was wonderful too. Our kids said goodbye to every room and the pool. It was wonderful.
Gladys was beyond helpful! So nice to be with someone so accommodating and kind.
Lisa B, Western Australia. July 4th – 11th 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Quality Villa in an Excellent Location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Villa des Pins. From the moment we arrived it was apparent that the pictures matched the reality (which is not always the case!) Located close to Bordeaux city but tucked away in the countryside in the middle of some quality vineyards. We had planned lots of trips but ended up spending most of our time enjoying the Villa , Pool and surroundings. The villa owner Gladys was there to greet us with a lovely welcome pack and guidance on the workings of the villa – which is spotless and well equipped. Worth a visit.
Liam D, Ireland, July 2015

​Gladys, Some of us had an early start this morning so we didn’t get to say thanks, house was lovely, left some comments, happy for you to use them in promoting the villa. Regards
Liam F, UK. 27 June – 4th July 2015

Many thanks for a very enjoyable week.
Went to chateau Smith Haut Lafitte for interesting tour and lunch afterwards. Visited city a number of times but spent most of the time enjoying the house itself.
The house is very well equipped, the pool area is fantastic. The pictures on line reflect the reality unlike many other experiences we have had.
Gladys made us very welcome. Thanks again.
Liam D, Ireland. June  20th – 26th 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We loved every minute of our stay in Bordeaux.
Toured St Emilion and loved all the French Food and wines we tasted. The pool was so nice. Traveled to Arcachon and also saw the big sand dune. Loved downtown bordeaux’s rich history and landscape. Glady’s is so charming and very friendly. Thank you again.
Aimée P, Atlanta, USA. May 27th – June 5th 2015

Thanks for everything. We’ve rented this house for our wedding. The house was very welcoming, beautiful and perfect.
Thanks for all the little details which have made it a memorable stay.
Melanie C, Bordeaux, France. May 20th – 24th 2015

Thank you SO much for a fun and relaxing week!
The house was very well equipped and the kids had lots of fun everyday swimming.
We had lots of fun thanks to your recommendations. We will definitely go home with lots of awesome memories!. Thanks again.
Kate S, USA. April 4th – 7th 2015

“We had a lovely stay in this beautiful home. The location was wonderful. We toured several local chateaus and tasted many fabulous wines of the region. We enjoyed relaxing by the pool and preparing delicious dinners in the evenings.
We hope to visit again in the future. Thanks for a sincere welcome and for sharing this lovely home for our vacation.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Fantastic Property. This is a newly renovated, well equipped house. The owners are great and setting is fantastic. A short drive to downtown Bordeaux, close to fantastic Chateaus and grocery shopping. The house is spacious, well cared for and comfortable. I will stay here again! ”
“The house was perfect in every way. The location is great, quiet yet convenient to the city. Close to great Chateau’s and shopping. It is very well kept and stocked with all your needs for a wonderful holiday. The owner is amazing! We will be back! ”
“Very good location. Easy drive to Bordeaux, shopping and groceries. The house is perfectly appointed and stocked. The grounds are well kept and beautiful. So peaceful yet close to great Chateaus and everything you need. The owner is absolutely wonderful!! ”
Rick C party, USA. April 2015

★ ★ ★ ★ 
Séjour très agréable à la Villa des Pins. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour à la Villa des Pins dans un cadre relaxant, tout près de Bordeaux. Située dans un écrin de verdure, la maison est lumineuse et aménagée avec goût. Bien équipée, elle permet la convivialité. Accueil chaleureux de la propriétaire. Nous recommanderons sans aucune hésitation la location de cette villa à nos familles et amis.
Laure D, France. April 2015

“We (2 adults + 3 kids) had really great time at this place, one of our best vacations definitely. I would say that this is a perfect place to stay with kids. Very quiet, clean, conveniently located and very well equipped. Heated pool, plenty of table games, DVD with all popular cartoons, swings and a slide on backyard. Our kids had a lot of fun time. Pool is excellent, very clean with various equipment for kids to play and for adults to relax. Location of villa is also very good. It’s surrounded by grape fields with Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in a walking distance. There is a decent supermarket, bakery and other shops just within 5 mins to drive. So we had a lot of wine/cheese/local food tasting. Villa has BBQ ready for you to use so you can enjoy steaks or sausages as well. Bordeaux is just 15 mins away by car, there was really no problem with parking in the city with all paid parkings around. So you have easy access to restaurants/shops. For wine lovers it’s a perfect base to explore Bordeaux and visit different appellations/chateaus. You’re already in the heart of Pessac Leognan and everything else within an hour to drive. Go to St. Emillion, Medoc or Sauternes, whatever you prefer. Also I should mention proximity to Archachon which is a “must visit” place from my perspective. Atlantic ocean, bay, pine forests, oysters/seafood and white wine. We couldn’t even mention any downsides of this place. It’s really great and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It’s like having your own house in Bordeaux for a week ”
Vladimir B. Washington, USA. September 2014

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Such a warm welcome and comfortable stay. Thank you for a fantastic week. We have really enjoyed staying and will take home lots of fond memories of swimming, building dens around the swings and creating our own olympic games on the lawn ! We really enjoyed the wine tasting at Smith Haut Lafitte and the spa and restaurant at the Caudalie hotel.
Thank you Gladys and family for such a warm welcome and comfortable stay.”
Emma, M. London, UK. August 2014

Lovely villa, lovely welcome, lovely swimming pool, lovely days out, lovely days hanging round the pool and Gladys is my hero ! Thank you. Great holiday!
Melanie C. London, UK. August 2014

A lovely, comfortable villa with a fantastic pool area.  We all enjoyed a relaxing week.  Thank you so much!
Peter G. Isle of Man. August 2014

Although only a short visit, we had a great time!.  Gladys & David made us very welcome.  Thank you very much for our stay. P.S. We all enjoyed our games of Petanque.
Neil A. Milton Keynes, UK. July/August 2014

We had a lovely stay at Villa des Pins. The house and garden are beautiful. We enjoyed the tranquil setting and the heated pool…that was perfect for the kids. Bordeaux is a very nice city which I recommend for a day trip. Gladys, the owner, was very helpful – giving us information about the right places to eat and to visit. A great place for real holiday and right outside Bordeaux.  Thanks!
Harvey R. Bristol, UK. July 2014

First visitors!  A lovely villa and fabulous swimming pool! We all had a great time.  Thank you Gladys & family!
The Keyte family, UK. June 2014

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