Feedback from and reviews by our guests
TripAdvisor for Villa la Cigale (ID = HL31828)
Villa charmante à côté de la plage, très bien équipée. La propriétaire est charmante et la maison est très entretenue. (Deuxième visite)………………… Lovely villa next to the beach, very well equipped. The owner is charming and the house is very well maintained. (Second stay).
Laurence & Gilles PdB• Jul 2019• France
We have had a very lazy 2 weeks at Villa la Cigale. This is now the third time we have stayed here and we spent most of the time relaxing on the shady terrace or on the beach cooling down in the sea. It is a great base for trying out some of the lovely seafood restaurants at Cap Ferret, Port la Hume or Larros. The villa is VERY well equipped and feels like home from home. There was so much beach and sports gear for the boys. As we stayed in early July the area was quieter than previous visits which was good for getting around and sleeping at night. Local shops are well stocked and there is a very good local bakery.
Jane & Gavin F • Jul 2019• UK
This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the villa. The location is perfect, a 2 minute walk to the beach, which is generally quiet and very safe for children. We did have a few issues with working out when the tide was going to be in (which left us with no beach!) but there is a handy ‘tide clock’ in the villa. The villa itself is beautiful and spacious. The kitchen could probably do with a bit of a upgrade but it is extremely well equipped with absolutely every utensil/ pan/ Tupperware etc that you would ever need! The handy shower as you come through the garage is perfect for de-sanding after a day on the beach. The garage is well stocked with toys for the beach, buckets, spades, beach chairs, snorkels, kites etc etc. The children used the 3 body boards provided every day! The host Christine is fantastic. Communication brilliant – always. Information provided about local restaurants etc was extremely helpful. Christine was easily contactable if we needed any advice or if there were any problems. On our arrival she met us at the villa with a cold glass of wine and beer and drinks and sweets for the kids which were very much appreciated after a 7 hour drive! The fridge was stocked with milk and water too and some other goodies. The villa also has good local shops nearby. Overall it was yet again a wonderful, easy, relaxing holiday with a perfect villa, smashing location and great hosts! Can’t really get better.
We had such a lovely time! Thanks again for a fab holiday.
Jennie C & Nick H • Aug 2018 • UK
Nice house which is well located very close to the beach with a nice garden and trees! The owner is very nice and ready to help and answer your questions. Rooms are comfortable. We’ll visit the house again very soon and recommend it to friends.
Laurence & Gilles PdB• Jul 2018• France
Audrey et moi vous remercions tous les deux sincèrement pour votre gentillesse et votre accueil. Votre maison est très agréable à vivre et est un enchantement pour les enfants.
Mark & Audrey • Aug 2017• France
First time in the area, fantastic location right next to the sea! Beautiful house, with great hosts! Everything you need for day to day excursions…highly recommend cycling. Will definitely be back!!
George & Jesse F • Aug 2017• UK
This was the second time we have stayed at La Cigale which probably tells you all you need to know. It has a great position- so close to the beach and handy for shops and restaurants. The villa is very well furnished and stocked . Christine is a lovely host and nothing is too much trouble. An ideal place for a family with sporty teenagers to stay as there is so much to do locally e.g. we hired paddle boards at the local sailing school . The kitchen is well equipped so ideal if you like cooking with the wonderful fish etc. sourced from the local shops and market.
Jane & Gavin F • Jul 2017• UK
Just wanted to say how lovely it was to stay in your beautiful home.
Isobel & Steve M • Oct 2016 • UK
The villa is enchanting… so beautiful love all your special touches… love the garden and gorgeous trees… thank you for all your hard work… everywhere is immaculate!
Venetia E • Sep 2016 • UK
Chris, many thanks for allowing us to stay in your wonderful house, we had a great time!
Eva & Burkhard • Aug 2016 • Germany
What a find! This beautiful villa in such a beautiful part of France. Christine and Eric clearly love their gorgeous home and from first booking it was clear that the attention to detail was present in every part of the process. We were sent brochures so we could begin planning our holiday and loads of info about the villa. Despite all this info I was not prepared for how stunning the villa actually was and how much there was to do in the area. Christine welcomed us to the villa with a glass of wine and there were so many homely touches we really felt we were staying in a friend’s home. Our two sons loved all the activities and paddle boarded and surfed every day. We all had a really relaxing family holiday. My only complaint is the fact we had to leave, and as I write this I just wish I was back sitting on the verandah glass of wine in hand. We certainly hope to be able to visit again.
Carolyn & Jeremy G • Aug 2016 • UK
We have just come back from a very relaxed 2 weeks at the Villa Cigale. Christine is an excellent hostess which shows in the level of care and attention shown in the information given both prior to arrival and when you arrive. The house is very well equipped and extremely comfortable. In fact it feels more like you are house sitting for a friend than staying in a more typical sterile gite or holiday villa. The beach is just across the road and the public transport links are great for getting to Arcachon and Bordeaux. Our teenage sons loved using the bikes on the many local cycle routes and the many games and sporting equipment left for our use. In fact we enjoyed the holiday so much we considering locking the doors and refusing to leave. Unfortunately the real world beckoned and we had to return home.
Jane & Gavin F • July 2016 • UK
A wonderful build up to our holiday with friendly and useful information about the villa and location supplied by Christine and Eric. We received a lovely warm welcome to the villa from our hosts and all our needs met beyond our dreams. The villa is amazing. Fantastic location across the road from a beautiful beach and within an easy stroll to amenities and local restaurants. Beautiful and original features throughout the villa and lovely secluded gardens in which to relax and enjoy. Every home comfort catered for from washing machine to coffee machine; DVDs to English tea!!! We made use of the bicycles to explore and there are a variety of garden games for all to enjoy. We would retire there in an instance! Beautiful villages close by and short drive into Arcachon. We had one of the best holidays ever at the villa and would rate it 10+++. We will be returning at the soonest opportunity and feel truly blessed to have found such a beautiful place. We also feel we have made new and wonderful friends in Christine and Eric. They are exceptional hosts.
Sue & Dawn • July 2016 • UK
Our stay in La Cigale was just perfect ! Christine answered all my questions before our arrival, and she even bought some baby stuff for our stay ( changing table & bath tub ). The house was perfectly clean when we arrived, very well furnished. We had 2 days of rain but it was very nice to enjoy this lovely house and chill out inside. The location is great for children, only a street to cross to be on the beach, only a few Km from la Dune du Pyla, and shops 5min away with a bike. Bikes and beach games were available, which was very appreciable. Only one word to conclude our stay at La Cigale : PERFECT. We will be back !
Helene & Simon • March 2016 • France
Could not be happier, house is divine. All splendid. We were so very very happy at the house it was a wrench to leave.
Zoe & Nick W • September 2015 • UK
Really love your villa. Thank you, we’ve had a lovely time.
Julie S • August 2015 • UK
Wonderful, well maintained villa with the utmost attention to detail in stunning Pyla sur Mer. The sea is a walk across the road ….. Fantastic location…. Christine is such a lovely lady who made us feel most welcome. She really has thought of everything and you can pack quite lightly and then discover in the garage all the beach paraphernalia you’ll ever need! A stunning villa in a wonderful location…
Claire & Huw W •August 2015 • UK
The villa is a true delight. It has been carefully and thoughtfully furnished to provide clean & comfortable accommodation with a welcoming home from home atmosphere and the standard of cleanliness was exceptional. Thank you also for the welcome pack of handy stuff.
Kris R & Nicky B •May 2015 • UK
We have taken holiday rentals in Pyla-sur-Mer for the past 11 years and Villa Cigale is by far the best we have found. It is a beautiful property full of architectural character, light and airy, and tastefully decorated and furnished. It is maintained to a very high standard, spotlessly clean, and all services and facilities are as described on the website. Our holiday was the best yet in Pyla, thanks in no small part to your house and the lovely welcome you extended to us. So thank you again.
Patricia C • August 2014 • UK
Thank you for providing all the small items of detail and a well equipped property that makes holidays easier. We had a wonderful time here, house was perfect, 1 week not enough!!
Tony D • August 2014 • UK
Thanks for renting your lovely villa to us. We had a delightful time, and appreciated the way you made us feel so welcome. Your house is lovely– the small and big architectural features and your thoughtful decorating. We certainly hope to return.
Lene J • July 2014 • USA
I had a most wonderful holiday with the sandy seaside just a 2 minute walk away. Local restaurants were great and it had a wonderful beach holiday atmosphere. Wonderful and memorable holiday !
Jimbo T •August 2013 •UK
Holiday was wonderful. It’s such a lovely area and you are so lucky being in such a great location so close to the beach. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and it was very relaxing!
Nick H • July 2012 • UK
Nous avons les bonnes vacances and la villa cest tres bien.
Sarah B • April 2011 • UK
We had a wonderful holiday in Pyla and thought the location of your villa amazing-it was fantastic being so close to the beach. Your friend Laurent was brilliant and sorted out the boiler so it was just one night we were without hot water. The only thing we would have preferred is to have duvets, rather than sheets and blankets. Thank you again … I would certainly recommend it to friends and family.
Sarah L • June 2010 • UK
Weather beautiful. We had a good relaxing time in Pyla and Cote du Sud
Mark N • July 2010 • USA
We had a wonderful time in Pyla and I can’t think of anything lacking in terms of equipment etc. Also the villa was spotless, which I think has been commented on before. We all loved the villa and had a great holiday. You clearly want to provide guests with the best experience possible. Many thanks and best wishes
Jonquil S • July 2009 • UK
We had a great holiday!
Lars H-H • July 2008 • Sweden
We had a good stay in your very nice house
Jorge F • March 2008 • Spain
An enjoyable week in your lovely house
Catherine B • April 2008 • UK
We had 14 days of sunshine and it was still 70 degrees at 20.00 hrs. The house was perfect for our needs and compliments to your cleaner who did an immaculate job.
Barry C • SEPTEMBER 2007 • UK
We thoroughly enjoyed the week at Pyla and had a great time (although weather was not entirely cooperative – but never mind). Villa was great.
Natalie B • August 2007 • UK