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Les Mas de Saint Hilaire

VendeeSaint Hilaire de Riez, House
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The Residence



Located in the heart of a tranquil, 600-hectare pine forest, Madame Vacances’ Les Mas de Saint Hilaire offers guests the chance to enjoy peaceful surroundings and the warm sunshine of the Atlantic coastline of France. The golden sands of the beach are just a short walk away through the pine forests and sand dunes, and there are plenty of activities available for those who prefer to keep active during their holiday.

Found in a quiet area near the village of Saint Jean de Monts, in the wonderful Vendée region of north-west France, there are a few shops, restaurants and attractions to be discovered in the village itself, as well as plenty to explore further afield. Noirmoutier and les Sables d'Olonne is just under 45min drive away and provides a fascinating history and touristic places. Alternatively, head to Nantes, which is over an hour away by car, and offers a wide selection of shops, bars, restaurants and more.


The Bungalows

Les Mas de Saint Hilaire’s bright and spacious cottages are designed to allow guests to explore their stunning natural surroundings. In a tranquil setting, these cottages are ideal for those wanting to escape the stresses of everyday life and enjoy this beautiful area of France, with warm interiors and private gardens where guests can relax in the sun or dine al fresco. There is a communal swimming pool, as well as a children’s pool, and pretty gardens with lots of greenery.

The cottages sleep between four to six people comfortably and come with living/dining area, a fully-equipped kitchenette, terrace, and a parking space, useful for those who are looking to explore the local area.



All cottages come with:
- Small private garden
- Terrace with outdoor furniture
- Comfortable living room
- Fully equipped kitchenette with an oven, hotplates, a fridge and all crockery and cutlery
- Double or single beds
- Bathroom and separate toilet


Board Options

All of the cottages at Les Mas de Saint Hilaire are self-catered, allowing guests to enjoy exploring the regional cuisine at their own pace. Each of the residences comes with a fully equipped kitchenette, with an oven, hotplates, a fridge and all crockery and cutlery. Guests can wander the 20-minute walk to the local shops and supermarket to purchase local ingredients.

With so many working harbour towns, fresh fish and shellfish are a real delicacy in the Vendée region. Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days, where rustic products can be purchased at good prices. There are also a few restaurants within a 20-minute walk, with the best of the local seafood cooked superbly, French-style


The Resort


Saint Hilaire de Riez

Enjoy the best of both worlds during your stay the Les Mas de Saint Hilaire, with the village of Saint Hilaire de Riez nearby offering a small range of shops, restaurants, bars and attractions, as well as peaceful natural surroundings. Nestled in the popular Vendée region, families are drawn to this area of France year after year as this is seaside holidaying at its best. Visitors can soak up the bright sunshine of the Atlantic coast on the 12km of golden sands or explore the pine forests in the local area.

There are further villages and towns to be explored along the coast for those who wish to hire a car, as well as the city of Nantes just over an hour’s drive from the accommodation.

Find out more about Saint Hilaire de Riez in our destination guide.



The long sandy beach at Saint Hilaire de Riez provides ample opportunity to simply relax. Little ones can paddle safely in the shallow sloping waters, while the cottages themselves have access to a communal swimming pool and a children’s pool with sun loungers.

For something more high-energy, there is a great selection of activities in the local area. Companies along the beach offer sailing, kayaking and wind surfing, while on land there are extensive cycle paths through the forests and along the pretty coastline.

For a family-friendly day trip, head to Ile-aux-Jeux just outside of the town. The park offers slides, a trampoline, karting, mini-golf, pedal boats, pony riding, a maze, zip wires and inflatable games to play on. Alternatively, the Atlantic Toboggan water park offers a huge pool with slides, wave pool, rubber ring rapids, paddling pool, and geysers to keep water babies happy.


Things to see

Don’t miss a day trip to the French theme park Le Puy du Fou, which is just under an hour and a half away by car. The park puts on historical shows and themed entertainment, with stunts and displays, where children can have fun as they learn about the history of France along the way. This attraction gets rave reviews, and is France’s second most visited theme park, only following behind Disneyland.

Take a ferry to the Ile d’Yeu and explore north-western France at its very best, with a pretty fishing village, as well as hiking, cycling and some fantastic beaches on offer.

Those wanting to learn more about the history and architecture of the region will enjoy a trip to the Cathedral of Luçon, with its spire reaching 85m high and dating back to the 12th century.


Useful Information


Late arrival (after 8 pm)

Please inform the reception or the reservations centre in advance and we will advise you of the late arrival procedure.


Key collection

Check in is from 5 pm onwards. The keys are available at the reception on presentation of your accommodation voucher



On arrival you have to pay a deposit of 260 Eu (Visa, Euro Card, French Cheque) for your apartment. This will be returned to you within 15 days of your departure assuming there are no charges for breakages or additional cleaning.



Please note that End of Stay Cleaning is not included in the accommodation price and clients are required to clean the property before departure.Please note that cleaning products are not always provided.

An End of Stay Cleaning deposit of 70-84 Eu (depending on type) will be taken upon arrival which will be returned along with your Damage Deposit.


Compulsory Charges

- Taxe du Séjour (Local Tourist Tax)
- Water and Electricity charges (to pay on departure) 20 Eu per week during Summer months


Payable extras

- Linen Pack (sheets + bath towel)
- Sheets
- Bath towels
- Hand towels
- Daily cleaning service
- End of stay cleaning service
- TV (French Channels)


Booking Conditions


Payment Conditions

Madame Vacances offers 3 options for payment:

1) Pay in 3 instalments if booked more than 60 days prior to arrival:
- 15% deposit at time of booking, 15% payment 60 days prior to arrival & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

2) Pay in 2 instalments if booked more than 30 days prior to arrival:
- 30% deposit at time of booking & 70% payment 30 days prior to arrival

3) Pay in 1 payment (always available and obligatory if booked less than 30 days prior to arrival)
- 100% at time of booking

Additional Extras:
- Any extras added more than 30 days prior to arrival will be added to final payment
- Any extras added after final payment to be paid at time of addition to booking


Cancellation Conditions

If the client cancels a reservation the following amounts will be retained:

- More than 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total accommodation cost
- Between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival date: 45% of total accommodation cost
- Between 20 and 8 days prior to arrival date: 60% of total accommodation cost
- Between 7 and 4 days prior to arrival date: 90% of total accommodation cost
- 3 days or less prior to the arrival date: 100% of total accommodation cost


Booking contract

Your stay at Les Mas de Saint Hilaire is contracted with the organisation LES MAS DE SAINT HILAIRE (Siret: 49410154600013) which is a member of the Madame Vacances group.


Travel Information



Les Mas de Sainte Hilaire
64 Avenue des Becs
Saint Hilaire de Riez
(0033) 228 11 05 42


By car

- Calais to Saint Hilaire de Riez: 6.5 hours


By plane

Nearest airports:
- Les Ajoncs: 50 minutes
- Nantes Atlantique Airport: 1 hour
- Talmont Airport: 1 hour
- La Rochelle Ile de Re Airport: 2 hours




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Madame Vacances Les Mas de Saint Hilaire
64 avenue des Becs, 85270 Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France
4.0 of 5 bubbles
81 Reviews
Ranked #14 of 33 Speciality lodging in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
4.0 based on 48 reviews
4.0 based on 43 reviews
4.0 based on 45 reviews
3.5 based on 65 reviews
Very Good
Recent Reviews:
Trip type:
Not worth it
1 of 5 bubbles 28 Aug 2016
Go somewhere else. It is a boring, low quality, overpriced and badly managed place. Full of false pretences. Nothing is as they commit. A scam. To be avoided. Very nasty... more »
Trip type:
Overpriced and a scam
1 of 5 bubbles 28 Aug 2016
I booked in January and still we had the worst property in the resort, it was an oven inside all afternoon and night, impossible to sleep. Property very far from... more »
London, United Kingdom
Trip type:
Okay but not much to do if rains
3 of 5 bubbles 26 Aug 2015
Stayed here for a little over a week. Whilst good if suns out, if it's wet then all activities are a long drive away. Not much apart from apartments and... more »
James M
Reading, United Kingdom
Trip type:
Ok, but a little beige
3 of 5 bubbles 13 Aug 2015
Turned up 90 minutes early and pleasantly surprised that our accommodation was available already. After the preliminaries and paying other costs (tip: they do NOT have English TV channels despite... more »
Diane V
London, United Kingdom
Trip type:
Great family holiday
5 of 5 bubbles 17 Jun 2015
Really enjoyed our family holiday last year and are looking forward to going back again. Lovely holiday houses, ideal no car areas, so great for the children. Pool is great... more »
1-5 of 81 Reviews

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