Balance at the Côte d'Argent

For nature lovers, sports people & sunbathers - for big and small families, friends & couples

What makes this holiday house so special...

The smell of pine and the sound of the sea – the Villa “La Balance” stands with its name for balance, peace and relaxation for young and old, kids and adults. With its best location right in the first row behind the dune, the sea is only a stone’s throw away, the nature around and the recreational activities endless. With its natural look and attention to detail, this holiday cottage offers the perfect accommodation for a dream vacation on the French West Coast.

Outside the high season you can profit from special off-season prices and pass agreeable holidays in Aquitania, when the country is most beautiful. In springtime the forest is golden with blooming gorse and broom, autumn is the time of the wine-harvest in the Medoc’s famous vineyards along the Gironde-river nearby, not to be missed …



The three different lodgings of the cottage “La Balance” are perfectly independent, but can be rented as whole if you have a large family or wish to spend your holidays in one place together with your friends. You can also rent the garage that offers enough place for your car and for your sports and leisure outfit. The Villa has central warm water supply and central heating.

The Villa covering more than 120 m², the Villa gives you plenty of room for 6 persons, including two bedrooms with twin beds of about 160 cm x 200 cm inches and direct access to the garden, one master-bedroom with a large bed of 180 cm x 200 cm, a spacious bathroom with shower-bath and toilet, a guest toilet, a large kitchen with dining-room, a living-room and a veranda. The two outdoor-terraces and the garden area in front of the dunes covering about 550 m², with its trees, its pond and varied biotope, are reserved exclusively for the dwellers of the Villa.

The Studio is the beautiful two-room apartment in the first floor of the house of about 65 square yards, a balcony facing the ocean and the dunes. The Studio in conceived for the accommodation of up 4 persons, including a spacious bedroom with a large twin bed of 180 x 200 cm (70 x 79 inches) and special facilities for babies/children, a bathroom with shower and toilet, a kitchenette with complete fittings including a combined electric oven and spit-roaster, a large dining- and living-room with a sofa sitting corner that can be transformed into a double bed of about 160 x 200 cm (63 x 79 inches). You’ll find a washing machine at your disposal on the ground floor.

The Chambre the single-room apartment with it‘s 20 square yarde, it’s large twin bed of about 180 x 200 cm (70 x 79 inches), separated kitchenette and bathroom with shower/toilet. The Chambre is for max. 2 persons who want a comfortable, calm and nice place to stay with a small equipment, a little balcony facing the garden and the dunes (west view). You’ll find a washing machine at your disposal on the ground floor.

Pets (dogs and cats) are not allowed in the whole holiday cottage.

Location & activities on site

The holiday home La Balance is located in a side street, quietly by the pine forest directly in the first row of streets behind the dune, 100 m from the guarded beach, with a large garden. Hourtin Plage is a small bathing and surfort along the Côte d’Argent (Silver Coast) embedded in endless pine and oak forests. Idyllic bike paths lead through the Médoc – the famous wine region of western France. The largest freshwater Lake Lac d’Hourtin with sailing, windsurfing, kite and swimming activities is only 5 km (about 20 minutes by bike) away. Smaller towns such as Hourtin (city), Carcans, Montalivet, Lacanau and Lesparre with larger shopping supplies and markets are within 40 km by car. The estuary of the Gironde river between Royan and Le Verdon-sur-Mer with lighthouse in the middle of the sea and oyster basins, as well as the famous basin of Arcachon with the dune “Dune de Pilar” and the vineyards and Châteaux of the Medoc are in 45 minutes to 1.5 hours Also easy to reach and invite to day trips. The capital of the region – Bordeaux – can be reached in about 1.5 hours by car and offers with its beautiful old town, the new wine museum “La Cité du Vin” and numerous shops an interesting change to the beach holiday for a day trip.

Address of the holiday home:

Rue de Sable 1
33990 Hourtin-Plage


By plane:
Airport Bordeaux Merignac (BOD) – 70 km away (approx. 60 min.)

By train:
Central station of Bordeaux – Gare de Saint-Jean – 90 km away (approx. 1,5 h)

>> continue with rental car or by taxi


By car:

From the North: over the fairy of Royan to Le Verdon-sur-Mer
From the East: over Bordeaux
From the South: over Bayonne / Arcachon


Place: Hourtin-Plage, Acquitaine, France(Europe)
Location: at the sea, rural, quiet, surrounded by pine forests

Persons: 6 (Villa), 4 (Studio), 2 (Chambre) = 12 people in total
Bedroom: 3 (Villa), 1 (Studio), 1 (Chambre)
Beds: 3 double bed (Villa), 1 + 1 bed sofa (Studio), 1 (chambre)
Kitchen/kitchenette: 1 large kitchen (Villa), 1 kitchiinette (Studio), 1 kitchinette (Chambre)
Bath/WC: 1 bathroom + 1 toilet (Villa), 1 bathroom (Studio), 1 bathroom (Chambre)
Terrace: 1 East and 1 West terrace (Villa), 1 West balcony with sea view (Studio), 1 West balcony (Chambre)
Pool: no
Parking: yes

Rental period: June – September (High season), April + Octobre (Off season)

The Landlord

The landlady Claudia, living in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, loves the peace and spatousness of the Côte d‘Argent – the west coast of France – the woods and the Medoc with its famous wine. As enthusiastic cyclist she loves to do day trips for example around the lake Lac d’Hourtin, to Arcachon or to Montalivet to markets. The french cuisine and the locals (Medocains) are making theholidays for her special every time she goes there. The endless beach walks, several outdoor and day trip activities make every holiday individual for her. With local contact people and more then 30 years of experience Claudia handles every booking personally from Germany and is looking forward to  inquiries from all over the world.

All prices & availability upon request. Please contact us for an individual offer.

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Send us your booking request with your desired period, the number of persons as well as your contact details via the form. We are looking forward to your inquiries.