Rent a luxury 18th Century townhouse holiday home in the heart of Saint Martin, Île De Ré.
No.7 of "The 50 best holidays in France - Carolyn Boyd picks this year's top trips" The Times, 7 January 2017.
"Three of the best - Francesca Syz’s pick of French holiday rentals for autumn breaks" The Telegraph, 15 August 2016.
"One of the best four places to stay on Île De Re" The Telegraph, 20 August 2015.

The Accommodation

This townhouse, in the heart of Saint Martin de Ré, is incredibly romantic and very practical. It has been refurbished to an extremely high specification by an English Interior Designer.

You are just minutes on foot from the quayside of Saint Martin harbour with plenty of restaurants, shopping and antique shops to explore. At the farmers market, stroll around the colourful stalls and have a drink in one of the cafés.

The house sleeps 4. There are two double bedrooms, two shower rooms, a very large salon, newly fitted kitchen, and garden room to enjoy those hot summer evenings. There is a second floor level with the best view of the sea.

The Location

Île de Ré is France’s favourite holiday island – a 30km-long flat strip of land with photogenic villages, old ports and sandy beaches – is small enough to cycle round, or to explore on horseback. Long the holiday haven of affluent Parisiens, this dreamy, golden-hued island can be found a half-hour drive from La Rochelle. Perfect if you’re looking to rediscover life’s simple pleasures.

Saint Martin de Ré is one of the most beautiful and the biggest town on the Island of Ré. Everything in Saint Martin is historic, it has retained almost all of its original walls and buildings and evidence of the numerous fierce naval battles fought here, remains.


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Guest Comments
We had a great time again île De Ré and Galathée was a wonderful place to stay. What a charming and well-appointed home. We made good use of Bikes (electric!) and revisited Ars, Loix, Flotte and Bois Plage, oh, and ...

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It was perfect, it felt so good to be back in your gorgeous home! Thanks so much Karon - we will most definitely return next year :)

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Galathée. We were lucky with the weather and were able to get out on the bikes every day. An added surprise was bumping into an old friend and colleague from London, who has a ...

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We had a lovely time at Galathée, thank you! We loved being a part of the gorgeous village of St Martin and being able to walk or cycle to get around. Yes, there were some hot days but we were ...

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Thank you Karon, we’ve had a lovely 2 week holiday at Galantée celebrating Jackie’s special birthday. Back home now to a completely overgrown garden!

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We had a wonderful time thank you and loved the house. We have been to île De Ré before so already knew that we would love it! The little courtyard was perfect for parking our bikes and hanging wetsuits and ...

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We have nothing but positive feelings towards our stay in your gorgeous house and truly felt at home there! I was in heaven the entire stay! Thank you again. We cannot wait to return!!

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We really enjoyed our stay at Galathée - the house was perfect and we voted your courtyard our favourite of all the houses we have stayed in on the island (5 so far!) Thank you again for thinking of everything ...

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Bonjour Karon! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay this year. The location really is perfect. Please let me know if you ever want to sell the house. Seriously! Merci mille fois.

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We enjoyed our first visit to île De Ré immensely and found the house very comfortable and ideal for 4 people. The facilities are of a high standard, notably the kitchen (although we did not cook much!) and the bathrooms. ...

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We returned from France yesterday, having had another delightful stay at Galathée. The house is so charming , it’s position in St Martin perfect. We were able to enjoy the courtyard more this time because of the long warm evenings. ...

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We had a wonderful holiday. Île de Ré is amazing and staying in your lovely house was perfect. We very much hope to go back to the island one day; you are so fortunate to have a second home in such a ...

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Again, we had a wonderful time at your lovely house. Valerie was very kind.Best wishes and we hope to stay again one day in the future!   

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As I said earlier we’ve had a brilliant stay and I’m sure we’ll be booking with you again in the foreseeable future.  

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Have been forced back down to earth today after our wonderful, wonderful stay at Galathee. I have never considered myself an envious/covetous kind of gal, (and I will be 60 next year.....), but I am now.....all down to Galathee and ...

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