Reviews SV101

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“Fantastic staff amazing house very clean and comfortable great stay shame about the weather that week but we made the most of it. Would highly recommend again.”
Ross H 29/7/23

“Fabulous time in the Vendee. We had a great time at Villa Sophora. The facilities at the villa were excellent both inside and out. The garden and pool area were well designed allowing us to maximise the outside area for eating, relaxing and playing. Big thanks to Christophe for answering my questions and helping with last minute changes to our plans. We would definitely return and use Select Villas again.”
Mike S 27/5/23

“We had a most enjoyable stay in the villa. The cleanliness was 10 out of 10. The on-site facilities were excellent and the staff were most helpful. The only one thing we have to say is that air conditioning would have been an asset to the villa. You yourself have been extremely helpful and we have recommended you and your villas to friends and families. We will definitely stay with you again in the future. Thank you for all your help.”
Michelle M 19/6/22

“Concerning the villa:
It is extremely well equipped with 3 coffee makers (normal, senseo, nesspresso), the crockery, the 3 TVs, the Weber barbecue, board games and more … that I cannot list. Everything was perfect and above our expectations. If we had to criticize there were only 2 sunbeds. We bought 2 and left them there. We had a problem with green and opaque water, but which was resolved very quickly. The lawn was parched and a little bare. But all this is minor considering the impeccable equipment of the villa.
Concerning the residence:
Perfect! Calm as we wished, good neighbours, the reception efficient, friendly and welcoming. Everything was perfect! Of course, not everything open due to COVID issues. In terms of location, the proximity of 2 shopping centres made shopping easy. In short, we could go back!
Regarding your service:
You were very responsive, answered all my questions, even the most… excessive, and in a careful and considerate manner. In short, the best of the best in terms of service. AND you offered, in addition, the best price and the best product info. I think we were very lucky to get in touch with you!
In summary, we had a great holiday, everything was perfect, better than we had hoped for.”

Jean-Marc L 18/7/20

”We had a fantastic time at the villa – the only problem was the stay was too short!! It was a beautiful and comfortable villa and we enjoyed Sable d’Olonne and the perfect waves on the beaches too. The staff were really helpful and when we had a problem with the Pool it was sorted quickly and professionally. Thanks for a great stay.”
Ray S 24/8/19

“A comfortable, large villa beautifully situated in a small park from where you can walk or bike to the coast/beach of Sable d’Olonne. The villa has a large living room with a view of the green lushy garden with swimming pool. We had a wonderful stay with our family here.”
Jolanda T 27/4/19

“Jardins D’Olonne is situated in a quiet area about a five minute car ride from the lovely town and beach of Les Sables D’Olonne. The villa that we hired had its own pool which was not overlooked by any of the other villas. The villa itself offered fantastic accommodation with good quality furnishings and modern kitchen equipment. Booking in was easy, and we were in fact, able to book in early which was a real bonus. Upon arrival all the beds were made and the accommodation was spotless. The people on reception were very helpful and very pleasant. We hope to visit again in the future.”
Adrian G 15/9/18

“Our feedback overall is that the Jardins d’Olonne is a very pleasant resort. What is particularly impressive is that there are many villas on the park, but everything is so well screened by the trees and plants, that you feel a good level of privacy, which is great. The staff on resort are extremely helpful and polite and I was amazed to find out that they have staff in reception all night long through the high season! Villa Sophora itself is a well placed behind reception, so its easy to get to all the facilities. The pool was a pleasant surprise, as we weren’t expecting it to be quite such a good size. And the villa itself was very well equipped and the showers themselves are powerful which makes a big difference. Now onto the slightly less positive feedback! The mattresses in all the rooms are not good quality and really not comfortable, which is a shame, as nobody managed to get a great night’s sleep. The wardrobe space is extremely limited, which although this is only a holiday villa, is slightly disappointing, especially if you’re staying for two weeks. What’s also slightly disappointing is that in the sofa/armchair space, there are only 6 seating spaces, when the villa sleeps 8! Not the end of the world, but its just the little things that help. The decking in the back garden does really need to be treated, as its looking very tired and it also needs to be fixed, as there were a number of broken planks which are actually quite dangerous for children. Finally, the wifi across the resort is very poor and although I appreciate there are many villas who access it, some investment in a better system would not be expensive and would make a difference. All that said, we had a relaxing time and would recommend the villa and hope to come back again soon. ”
Alex D 18/8/18

“We had a lovely stay and thought the parc was perfect. We will definitely consider returning soon. ”
Brian D 18/8/18

“We had a lovely time at the Jardins d’Olonne complex. The house was perfect, well maintained and well equipped, and the pool was also lovely. The staff were very efficient and extremely helpful and charming. We loved the location close to the local shops and beaches, and we went to three different beaches. We also enjoyed going to Les Sables. All in all, it was a lovely holiday- the sun shone, the pool and sea were warm, and we all enjoyed being in France.”
Emma V 4/8/18

“The villa was very well appointed, a lovely size and the private pool really made the holiday. The location is good, very close to a beautiful sandy beach. The complex was clean and quiet. We didn’t use many of the communal facilities to be able to comment on those. The staff were very polite, friendly and helpful and very patient with our attempts at speaking French! Your customer service has been excellent. You have responded quickly to my emails and have communicated everything we needed to know. Overall we have been very happy with our holiday, just disappointed that we didn’t book two weeks!!”
Lyn E 4/8/18

“We have had a wonderful time away thank you! The villa was absolutely fantastic and all the staff were very helpful and friendly. The villa was clean and had everything we needed and more. The private pool was lovely.”
Kirstan B 31/7/18

“We had a lovely time in the villa but here is some feedback.
The outside space is beautiful, garden, loungers etc however when we arrived the pool hadn’t been cleaned. We did have to go to reception twice and show pictures of the pool to get this rectified. It was rectified on Sunday but it was probably Monday before we could swim in it. Apart from that the outside space is large, private and really lovely.
The villa itself was clean on arrival, cot etc were all in the villa however the villa is smaller than the pictures advertise and the bedrooms a lot smaller. The downstairs space for us was definitely smaller than we expected.
The playground / crazy golf are definitely in need of updating, very tired and old.
The restaurant was lovely, we had a lovely meal there.
Staff were all helpful and lovely.
Would we stay again, probably not, I think the villa / compound was all a little dated. We had a lovely time but I’m not sure it represents value for money.”

Aisling F 24/8/18

“We had a great time. We thought the villa was lovely and our particular spot (very private) felt like one of the best plots in the whole place! My only observation for the villa was that air conditioning would have been nice, (especially when it hit 34 degrees!) but overall, we thought the property was perfect for us. The restaurant was also superb and we enjoyed visiting the village up the road, Sables d’Olonne and various tourism attractions. Overall, we felt very happy with our holiday and were delighted with the service from everyone. We will be back, I’m sure.”
Ramsay C 6/9/17

“We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Sophora. Lovely villa and amazing pool, just what we needed to relax and unwind. Very happy, everything we needed was there, absolutely perfect.”
Vincenzo M 5/9/17

“The service, area and villa were fabulous. We would recommend to others without hesitation.”
Helen E 4/9/17

“Great family holiday. Nice welcome, pretty house combining calm and comfort. Private swimming pool very much appreciated by young and old alike. Ideal for a family holiday.”
Francoise G 10/8/17

“Perfect place to relax. This is a luxury holiday park. The villas are secluded and separated from each other so it does not feel like you are close to others. Our villa had everything we needed, including UK TV (BBC1 & BBC2) so we could also catch up with the Olympics in the evening! Pretty much everything you need is on site, including a great restaurant (one of the top ones in the area) and a snack bar/ bakery shop. There are plenty of activities on site like tennis, table tennis and a large pool. We had our own smaller pool which was great to dip in during the hot weather we had. The coast is very close by and we rented bikes so that we could explore it. We had a very relaxing time here and will probably return”
Jonathan L 5/9/16

“My family – a group of 14 people ranging in age from 2 years old to 77 – booked two villas for a two week holiday in July. We would definitely go back if we were holidaying in the same area again. The accommodation was perfect with basic but perfectly adequate rooms, big living/dining areas and good pools. The bakery on-site was great – the kids loved getting up early in the morning to go and get the baguettes and croissants for breakfast. The shared playground and swimming pool were also great – a good option if you wanted to get out of the villas. Because it’s a gated community it felt very safe and the kids could wander between villas without the worry of fast cars/roads. The local beach was a short drive away and was great for rock-pooling and swimming. We found a great restaurant – Anguilla Beach – which was wonderful when we rolled off the beach at the end of the day in need of a beer and some good food.”
Ruth 30/8/16

“All the family enjoyed the stay in the villa which was extremely well presented clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed our time lazing around the pool having family meals under the canopy without all the requirement of dressing up and being able to relax. Le Sables has changed a lot since our last visit 20 years ago and it was very nice strolling along the promenade especially with all the free entertainment and numerous restaurants and bars, but equally nice to return to the villa and be able to sit around and drink wine and beer with the family playing board games, an exceptional holiday that will be remembered by all for many years to come. Could I mention the staff in the take away shop who provided us with crossants and french bread each morning for their kindness and smiling faces”.
Bernard J 30/8/16

“So good we’ve booked to come back! An absolutely fabulous location and the villa itself exceeded our expectations. Very well equipped and exceptionally clean. The staff at the complex were really helpful and polite. Nothing was too much trouble. There is a restaurant on site and a small takeaway which is reasonably priced and the food was excellent. The complex itself was very quiet and tidy with good security. I think this is possibly the most relaxing holiday we have had as a family as all the children (they are 10, 7 & 4) had loads to keep them occupied. There is a huge variety of things to do locally. Our favourite was Chateau Talmont which is just a few miles away and featured real jousting. We planned on being there a couple of hours and ended up staying all day.”
Emma H 26/6/15.

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