Welcome at Gîte de l’écureuil

 Beautiful view of the facade – Gîtes de l'écureuil
Beautiful view of the facade – Gîtes de l’écureuil

Our Gîtes de l’Ecureuil is located 15 km from Royan and 10 km from La Tremblade, on D14 road, in the oyster-farming village of Chaillevette, in the Charente-Maritime (17). Nestled in the peaceful green setting of the Arvert peninsula, in Marennes-Oléron Bay, the house offers superb accomodation with modern ameneties. You will feel at home in this thoughtfully decorated and tastefully furnished holiday cottage, just a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic coast, between land and sea. It is also close to La Palmyre Zoo renowned for conservation, research and education.

Being a charming and faithful friend of our pines and holm oaks, the squirrel is never very far away… Our red squirrel host is so curious he will be sure to honour you with a visit…

Your hosts

Jo et Dany
Jo et Dany

Jo and Dany

Jo and Dany are delighted to welcome you at the Gite de l’écureuil. Having lived in the small village of Chaillevette for a few years, they have had the opportunity to restore a traditional Charente-type house in tranquil and pleasantly wooded surroundings.

Squirrel bonus

Join us at our table d’hote and enjoy delicious home made cuisine from local producers of our region.
Jo is fond of ornithology and nature and will be happy to guide you in the local wildlife. You’ll look in a different way at the local ecosystem shaped by the oyster-farming landscape.


The cottage


The Gîte de l’écureuil is fully equipped and  well furnished. It offers a single storey living area and may sleep up to 6 persons.

2 bedrooms offer in total 1 double bed, 2 twin beds and 1 trundle bed.
The lounge has a seating area with a sofa bed, a dining table and an open kitchen. It opens onto a terrace with garden furniture and barbecue.
The shower room has a shower, toilet and double basin unit. A second toilet is situated next to the kitchen.
The cottage is fully enclosed and offers parking for two cars.

You’ll be amazed for sure!

Contact & Rates

Jo and Dany are at your disposal. Feel free to contact them from now on and benefit from their advice of how to book with them in the best conditions.

Les Gîtes de l’écureuil

+33 6 10 97 02 16

10 rue de l’étang

Rates for 2019 (rates per week for the cottage)

15th DECEMBER – 15th JANUARY € 500 Mid season
16th JANUARY – 30th APRIL €350 Low season
1st MAY – 15th JULY €500 Mid season
16th JULY – 31st AUGUST €750 High season

Closed from September 15th to October 31st

« Taxe de séjour » (Tourist tax) is charged extra.

For renting for the week-end only (Friday night to Sunday night), please contact us.

We offer 2 renting options for bedlinen:

Complete option Simple option
It includes bedlinen and towels (bath and tea towels).
Beds will be made ready for your arrival.
Rates : €10 per single bed / €20 per double bed
It includes only bedlinen.
Beds will not be made for you.
Rates : €5 per single bed / €10 per double bed

To contact the Gîtes de l’écureuil, please use the contact form online or feel free to give us a call.

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