Reviews SV100

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“Select Villas – You have been very helpful as always and made it easy for us to book. Also helping us with the Vet meant something we did not have to worry about!
Oasis Resort – The villa was had (number 28) was the best one we have had so far, a lovely big garden (which was out the back which was good for the dog) and really nice furnishings, good wifi for the kids, beds were ok – we were really pleased. Can you request a specific villa for future reference? The reception were helpful when we needed them (not often). There used be a fresh bread on site but this is now pre-order only. The shop is limited as we know from before (obviously supermarkets very close). The tennis court was ok and we had some good fun playing tennis. The kids park looked well looked after.
Location – We love the area, we had some lovely walks and runs, kayaking (at Des Salines), a few meals in the town and sightseeing.”

Stuart R 19/8/23

“We had a really lovely time at the villa, much more spacious than we imagined, especially the garden. Very well equipped and homely, rather than a sparse holiday let. Facilities on site were ok and the reception staff were very helpful. Location was very useful for the beaches and getting into town was quite quick by car. Good local shops also. Thank you for helping make it a good holiday.”
Fiona L 26/8/23

“We had a wonderful time at Oasis Les Jardins, thank you. The staff at the resort could not have been more helpful and the facilities in the villa were perfect for our family: the pool was a particularly big hit with the children! We are certainly considering returning in the future.”
Julie S 19/8/23

“Beautiful villa. We had a great family holiday. The private swimming pool is really nice. The villa is spacious. Very quiet residence and very friendly staff.”
Morgane N 12/8/23

“We had a very lovely holiday and having Les Jardins as a base was great. We spent days out (including the amazing Puy du Fou) and also had days just round the pool reading – our teenage children loved the pool! The villa was quiet, clean and well maintained and we made good use of the pool, outdoor seating with the automatic awning and the indoor living areas. On arrival, the staff were friendly and welcoming and we were able to find our villa easily. We completed the itinerary shortly after check in and noticed a couple of things were slightly damaged – these were fixed/replaced very quickly and didn’t inconvenience us in any way. We also had maintenance of the garden and the pool twice during our stay, which again was fine – the staff were polite and asked if it was OK if they could complete the maintenance whilst we were there. We used the pre-order service of bread and croissants a few times, although there were also frequent trips to the nearby SuperU or Intermarche, which was very convenient. We didn’t eat at the restaurant on-site and preferred to venture out into Les Sables to find restaurants when we ate out. We would definitely recommend you and Select Villas to others and would consider using Select Villas again. The booking process was straightforward and your prices for villas were reasonable and competitive with others that we were considering at the time. Your correspondence by email gave the holiday booking process (and post booking) a lovely personal touch which we have appreciated and not what you would normally get from other villa companies. Your recommendation of Puy du Fou was great and we are so glad we visited! We very much enjoyed returning to France – we do love our holidays here and look forward to our next one in the future.”
Rebecca R 5/8/23

“We had a brilliant time in Oasis Les Jardins once again this year. Just as good as 2022. Thanks!”
Joanna A 5/8/23

“Lovely Villa Near Les Sables-d’Olonne. Villa was extremely well maintained and pool was spotless, perfect place to cool down in the sun. Resort itself was quiet and staff very helpful. Nice boulangerie, small supermarket and newsagent within 10 minute walk. The coastal walk toward Les Sables-d’Olonne was very nice and the kids enjoyed playing in the Atlantic surf. The town itself was lovely, with lots of restaurants and shops along la grande plage. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday.”
Scott S 29/6/23

“Just perfect. Ten days of proper rest! Christophe handled the management of our holidays with exemplary rigor. Communication is immediate and constant. Les Jardins is located close to the sea, food shops and hiking trails. The residence and the villa are very well maintained which allows you to quickly feel comfortable. The service of a swimming pool specialist throughout the week makes it possible to take full advantage of this option. In short, I recommend contacting Christophe for a successful holiday.”
Denis N 29/8/22

“As feedback I would say the location and site is very good. I didn’t have to use reception except first morning and she was very helpful and I had a look in the shop but it wasn’t stocked with anything I would buy food etc. The Villa itself was nice , plenty of hot water and quiet, if I was going to suggest any improvements is that the Villa internally looked tired and fry pans past their sell by date as well as the fridge issue. We also had rubbish from previous guests under bed. All that in mind I would book again but probably go straight to reception re fridge shelves as that caused a right pain trying to juggle what to put in it.”
Sue M 20/8/22

“We had a lovely stay at Oasis les Jardins. The villa was just what we needed and the location was great. We really enjoyed the pool (although we thought it would be slightly wider as in the photos on the website – we didn’t realise that some villas had different shaped pools). We also enjoyed planning tennis and mini golf. We were surprised that the larger, communal pool wasn’t open though. The staff at reception were very helpful and responsive. We called them a few times when the level of the swimming pool water sank down and they sent maintenance staff to come and have a look straight away.”
Joanna A 6/8/22

“Fantastic family villa. The villa exceeded all my expectations. It was clean, spacious and the pool and garden stunning. The complex is very peaceful and it was a great place for a family holiday. Everyone we dealt with from booking to our stay were extremely helpful. Would highly recommend.”
Emma K 18/6/22

“Our holiday and the villa were both fantastic – very happy to say that we loved it as much as on our previous visits and actually could easily have stayed longer. We have no complaints at all and hope to be able to visit again next year. I would happily recommend to anyone.”
Helen W 2/7/22

“Fabulous first family holiday. Clean, tidy and spacious villa with own pool, our villa was not overlooked by other properties. Three good-sized bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite), and very spacious living/dining/kitchen area. We went with two very small children and the villa layout worked well for us. The pool is perfectly adequate for cooling off and playing with plenty of inflatables! The reception area has a small shop, where you can buy essential food provisions, and the nearest supermarket is a 10-minute drive away. Oasis Les Jardins is an attractive setting, about a 10-minute walk from the coast. There are flat, sandy beaches slightly further up the coast towards Les Sables d’Olonne, which are accessible via about a 30-minute walk, or a 10-minute bike ride. Lots of bike paths everywhere, the area is very well setup for cycling! We drove down and took bikes and bike trailers with us in the van, but you can hire bikes/trailers etc from the reception. We’re certainly keen to return again, it’s a 670km drive from the Eurotunnel, but in our experience the French motorways are quiet and you can make good progress. We drove from Oasis Les Jardins back to Bristol with two under 3-year-olds in 1 day, so it’s doable. Thanks for the happy memories!”
Richard W 4/6/22

“We had a great stay, as we did last year and enjoyed the residence and its setting immensely. Regarding the villa, everything was perfect and the equipment excellent (jacuzzi, table football and boules pitch delighted us)! We will remember villa n°132 hoping to be able to rent it again next year.”
Pauline D 11/9/21

”Superb holiday, beautiful villa with the heated swimming pool the best! Lots of opportunities for activity and outings in the area. Affordable price and very friendly staff. Thank you Christophe for the information and arrangements before the stay. We will be back!”
Alexandre E 12/9/20

”We did a last-minute booking as weren’t sure if we would be able to go on holidays; we contacted Christophe and were advised that there was a cancellation and that a Villa Acacia was available. Christophe and team were very responsive with our enquires so it was an easy decision to go ahead and book it on a Thursday and then heading there on the Saturday. It is an over 8 hours drive from Luxembourg to the Villa, but once in Les Sables d’Olonne it was easy to get there. The Villa Acacia was perfect for us, a family of 4 and a pet dog, the kids 6 and 4 loved the place too; they enjoyed the pool and the stay so much; we really appreciated Christophe advice of heating the pool, considering that the kids used the pool from early to late in the day. The villa was in excellent condition and the service was excellent. We highly recommend it to any family than wants a relaxing vacation.”
Antonio F 1/8/20

”We’ve had a perfect week in les Jardins d’Olonne, a beautiful villa, well equipped and with a good kitchen, set in a very tranquil residence. Despite the often-cloudy weather in September we used the heated pool almost every day. The staff at the reception was very kind and helpful when the pool wasn’t heated on arrival, this little problem was quickly solved. Booking the villa went smoothly, the deposit by credit card was rapidly returned, directions to the villa and residence were very clear, nothing but positives here. We’ve been to the Vendee before, as always, we enjoyed the landscape, the seaside and the town of Les Sables d’Olonne and we hope to come back next year for more.”
Wim V 14/10/19

”The villa was perfect and the residence lovely, so much so we were even enquiring if any properties were for sale on the residence! We had a slight glitch with the pool one day but that was fixed pretty quickly. The service provided by both yourselves and the residence staff was flawless – thank you.”
Darren A 5/9/19

“We had a lovely stay at Jardins d’Olonne and cannot fault it. The staff were very helpful. The villa was lovely and well equipped. The area was just what we needed. Our dogs were, like us, relaxed and well behaved!! The restaurant on site was wonderful and we visited it twice. Absolutely no complaints. Thank you. ”
Jacqueline W 4/9/18

“We had a fabulous time in the property. Very clean and spacious with the additional facilities on site. Villa Acacia gave us peace and privacy to the extent that we used the basketball on 2 or 3 evenings only. We had a few trips into town to break up the week, but both of the kids had such a good time in the pool with each other we never went too far. A lovely patio and electric veranda cover, loungers etc meant lots of options for time to relax. We would love to come back in the future possibly for 2 weeks should the funds stretch to it. ”
Neil 25/8/18

“We had a wonderful time. The villa and the complex were exactly what we expected, clean and pleasant. The pool was lovely and kept very clean also. We liked having the bar and food available although we didn’t try the restaurant on site. Great location – we were able to cycle into Les Sables with the kids. All the staff onsite were extremely helpful and pleasant and spoke excellent English if we needed them to! And service from yourself and your colleagues before we went was also great. Overall, I only have positives and can’t think of anything negative to say! ”
Alisha 11/8/18

“We had a lovely holiday at Villa Acacia in Jardins d’Olonne. The villa set up was very practical with plenty of space for a family of five inside and out and the children loved being able to jump in and out of the pool whenever they liked. We had a slightly green pool when we arrived but the staff were very efficient and this was sorted out promptly. With regard to the communal areas although there was plenty to do (tennis, table tennis, table football, mini golf etc.) we felt that certain things were looking a bit tired. Only one of the table tennis tables was playable and the ‘grass’ on several of the mini golf holes had definitely seen better days but this didn’t stop us making good use of these facilities. The staff at the residence were always very pleasant and very helpful when booking trips and asking advice. Booking through Select Villas made everything very easy and you offered plenty of help and advice at the time of booking for which I thank you. We would look at going back sometime in the future as we really enjoyed ourselves and the Residence is located in an ideal spot with lots of things to do and places to visit on the doorstep – half of which we didn’t get around to doing. ”
Antonia W 18/8/18

“We are so sad to be home. We had a brilliant holiday. Thank you for all your help. The complex and house were spotless, the staff super friendly and the pool was a total hit (especially in the hot weather). We used bikes all week and made the most of the cycle paths, had a fantastic day at Le Grand Defi and ended the holiday with a visit to Puy de Fou (including the Cinesceine). The villa was perfectly located to make this possible.”
Clare B 4/8/18

“Had a wonderful stay. The villa, resort, location and staff were all very good. The only 2 comments I would make are that the wi-fi was all but unusable and the charge for change of linen and made beds is excessive at €156. I could have simply gone to the Geant Casino and replaced all with new! With all that said these are small issues, I would definitely visit again!”
Iain B 28/7/18

“We had a wonderful time at the villa -the staff were very welcoming and helpful. The villa was well presented and equipped although at times we found it very warm at night for sleeping. Overall however it met most of our requirements and we would certainly consider returning for another holiday.”
Catherine D 23/7/18

“We had a fabulous week in the fantastic villa. It was clean, great pool and garden!! We enjoyed our stay and will come back for sure!! Also our dog!!”
Jo W 22/7/18

“Everything was perfect, we took advantage of the pool and the beach – a really pleasant change of scenery. The staff at the reception were extremely friendly. We had a really good week. Thank you.”
Olivier M 16/5/18

“The stay was pleasant, a nice surprise for us. The residence is rather well located (beach, activity nearby) which contributed to a good holiday. I recommend the place.”
Steeve H 16/5/18

“We really enjoyed our stay at Jardins d’Olonne. The villa was a good size and for six people never felt crowded. It was very well equipped in terms of cooking utensils, outdoor chairs, loungers etc. The private swimming pool was perfect for our needs in terms of size and our location meant it was secluded. We didn’t use many of the facilities that were available other than the tennis courts on one day and also the takeaway pizzas one evening from the on site shop. In terms of location it was ideal to enable us to visit the local town, beaches and amenities as well as supermarkets as we self catered.”
Matt V 15/9/17

“We had a fabulous holiday. The villa was excellent and we were very pleased to find the pool immaculately clean. We were blessed with wonderful weather and always enjoy exploring the Vendee area, there’s so much to see!”
Adele K 4/9/17

“Perfect family villa. Good size, modern villa, with pool and near the beaches. Also, family friendly with direct access to the bike routes into Les Sables d’Olonne. The villa was very clean and a great location for a family summer holiday.”
Seth W 6/9/17

“The villa was beautifully furnished and equipped with everything we needed. Wonderful pool and very pretty garden. We love the location. Really enjoyed our stay.”
Karen B 7/9/17

“We had a good time at Jardins d’Olonne. The house was very clean, spacious and equipped to high standard. Our plot was particularly nice as it faced south east and was not overlooked.”
Simon W 28/7/17

“This is our third visit to the Vendee region, but our first to Les Château d’Olonne and this beautiful villa. The villa itself is very lovely with spacious open plan living. On arrival you can see that it is pristine clean throughout, modern, and has everything a family would need from home to home! It is kitted out to the highest standard of cookwear, utensils, household products, even down to candles for dining. The pool is lovely and kept clean also during our stay. There’s ample room around the pool for outside dining and lounging in the sun! The sun itself could have popped out more during our 2 week stay. The staff at front office are kind, courteous and efficient at all times. There is bike hire available for both young and old. Also on site is a little eatery where you can purchase your croissant and baguette for breakfast or have a pizza, muscles, ribs etc if you fancy not cooking! And beside this is a Michelin Star Restaurant…. All without need of getting into your car, so enjoying the local wine is great and cheap! Plenty supermarkets around, we found the Geant very good…We will return to this lovely spot.”
Elaine C 27/8/17

“This is a really nice villa in a wonderful location. The villa was spacious, very well maintained and had a wonderful pool, we spent more of our time in the villa than we normally do on holiday on account of this. The resort staff were extremely pleasant and helped immediately we asked for anything. The area is wonderful, great surfing, beaches, restaurants. We were there with teenage kids and they relay enjoyed the self contained luxury.”
Ciaran 23/8/17

“The villa was absolutely ideal for our family holiday. Everything was ready for us on our arrival. The villa was well equipped and really clean. Fabulous pool for all to enjoy with great outside eating space. Awning which meant we could chose to sunbathe or keep cool in the shade. Beach “Le Tanchet” was close by and we all enjoyed the big waves! Les Sables d’Olonne is a lovely town and as we visited it in July it wasn’t too busy. Great gastronomical restaurant on site and also a very handy snack place where we bought our bread, croissants and pains au chocolat every morning. We also enjoyed a couple of games of tennis. One important point is that there is a real sense that the Domain is peaceful and relaxing and it is so easy to walk or cycle around it. From our initial enquiry to the final arrangements Christophe made the whole booking process easy and really went the extra mile to make sure our holiday was a great success. I can highly recommend Select Villas and we will book through them again next time we holiday in France!”
Elen C 21/8/17

“Comfortable and well managed. We have stayed at this location 3 times now in 3 different villas and have enjoyed it every time. The location is perfect and the villas are all of a very high standard – well equipped and well looked after. The staff at reception are helpful and they speak several languages. The location is very good for young children as it is gated and all pools are alarmed and within secluded and private gardens.”
Dan J 12/9/16

”Nous avions loués cette maison sans réellement connaitre l’endroit. La qualité est au rendez vous, nous étions au calme dans une charmante maison propre et bien entretenu. 2 Salles de bain et 3 chambres. La piscine est super et adapté pour les enfants avec détecteur de mouvement pour éviter les accidents. La maison est tout équipé comme il faut et comme il se doit. Je recommande vivement cette endroit pour passer un séjour de calme et volupté… Merci”
“We rented the villa without really knowing the setting. We were happy with the quality, a charming property in a quiet location, clean and well maintained with two bathrooms and three bedrooms. The pool was great with a motion sensor to avoid accidents with the children. The house was well equipped with everything necessary. I strongly recommend it for a calm and pleasurable holiday…Thank you.”
Thibaut H 30/8/16

“We had an excellent time and fully relaxed. I would not hesitate to recommend Jardins d’Olonne. The villa was excellent – the perfect size and well equipped. The staff at the site were great and very helpful, the design of the site itself and the faculties were good and the general area is very nice. Everyone had a great time…. Not much else to add – it was great holiday. Many thanks to you and your staff.”
Ken M 30/8/16

“We had a wonderful holiday thank you. The villa was fantastic and met all of our requirements. We also enjoyed the shared facilities including the play area, crazy golf and boules pitch. We love the Vendee area and enjoyed visiting the wonderful beaches. We hope to return to the Domain again in the future.”
Adele K 29/8/16

“We really enjoyed our holiday at villa acacia. The holiday passed too quickly. Thank you to the team for making it an enjoyable holiday for all my family.”
Kerrie H 30/8/16

“We had a fantastic week in the villa. We were really impressed with everything there – the villa was spacious and well equipped, the garden lovely and the pool a fantastic size. We also really like how private it was and how quiet. We would definitely return and recommend the place to friends.”
Rachael C. 20/8/16

“Total Relaxation. Wonderful property and location. Staff on site extremely helpful. Stayed on several occasions and would not hesitate in booking again”
Steve S. 22/4/15

“Great location, close to the sea and great coastal walk or run to Les Sables-d’Olonne. Villa modern and very clean with everything you need for a great stay.”
Penny R 22/2/15

“Excellent accommodation for family of 5. The house and area were excellent and the service provided by the vendor was outstanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending this to any one.”
Adam M 6/9/15

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