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 Decorator. The house sleeps 4. There are two double bedrooms, two shower rooms, a very large salon, gorgeous newly fitted kitchen with all new appliances, utility room, entrance lobby and very pretty garden room ready to enjoy those hot summer evenings. For those quiet uninterrupted moments, there is a second floor level with a desk, WIFI, and the best view of the sea. This house is ideally located for exploring the beaches, villages and markets of Île de Ré by bike. Bike hire is just a 2 minute walk from the house.


Two large double bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and one with two zip and link single beds which can make one kingsize bed. There is also a cot but please bring your own cot linen.


There is one shower upstairs with power shower, toilet and handbasin. There is one shower downstairs with power shower, toilet and handbasin.


The kitchen has been completely re-fitted with a Neff oven and microwave. Bosch induction hob, Miele dishwasher and Nespresso machine – please bring your own coffee capsules if required.

Utility Room

The utility room has a new Miele washing machine & dryer, iron and ironing board.

Living Room

The main salon is a large open plan room with beautiful chandeliers and antique furniture. There is a large sofa, two armchairs, dining table and chairs to seat 4, and a large screen television and DVD player.

Nothing has been left to chance in this gorgeous old townhouse. New wiring, central heating, shower rooms, and kitchen. Completely renovated by a team of local artisans.


There is a beautiful garden room with original tiled roof that opens directly onto the courtyard. It has a dining table and chairs, cushions, vintage lighting all for you to enjoy eating outside. There is also a day bed for those siestas you may take!


Bed linen is included in the rental price – towels are not. We don’t supply bed linen for babies.


This is an old townhouse and is not suitable for wheelchair access.


You can park in one of two nearby public car parks approx 300m from the house. Please refer to the map of Saint Martin.

There is a ring outside the house for which bikes are to be secured to.

Please note:
Children over 2 welcome – baby travel cot is available. There is a Nespresso Machine (guests need to bring their own capsules). There is no laptop provided at Galathée.

This is a non smoking house, inside and outside.

Guest Comments
It’s such an awesome place, it’s exactly what I’d buy on the island if I could find one!!

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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 the Cave Coop of course !! We ate and enjoyed La Cabane, Les Embruns  La Marin, and La Cible. Weather mixed but did not prevent our enjoyment. Valerie was a great help, thank you, and we can look forward to ...

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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 property just around the corner and a daughter of the same age as one of my sons. Our favourite beach was 73 chemin des Brardes - scarcely a soul even in August!  Favourite restaurant (without a doubt) was Le tout ...

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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 lucky to avoid the heatwave which swept across central Europe last week. There is a cooling breeze on Ile de Ré for which we were grateful (especially on bikes!)

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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 the house was in a perfect location - quiet but around the corner from the centre of St. Martin. The information you gave by email and in the welcome booklet was very useful. Especially the parking info and restaurant recommendations.I ...

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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 to make our stay so comfortable and relaxing. I am sure we will return!

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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. The courtyard is a lovely feature and the close proximity to the town centre, while still in a very calm location, is a great asset. Valerie was responsive and helpful with anything we needed.

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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. As promised , plants duly tended , the plumbago and jasmine are looking fabulous as is the orange plant by the well which has just come into bloom ( don’t know what it’s called ). We found people often stopped ...

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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 lovely place.

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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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