Julie, our host is a good communicator, answered all pre-holiday enquiries and literally went the extra mile to collect me and 6 cases from a La Rochelle Hotel in her Mini car when there was no hope of a prompt taxi! She even took me to the local bakery to buy provisions and we were welcomed into her home with a large bottle of rose wine. Her family home is contemporary and secure, located in the quiet, secluded La Rochelle neighbourhood, Fetilly. It is the family home, reflected in its immaculate cleanliness throughout, and is brightly decorated and tastefully adorned with a personal collection of original, contemporary art. This airbnb dwelling, has everything a family could ever need with plentiful crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils. Three showers, extra toilets and a good balance of open plan and private room space was welcome with our party numbering six. The spacious, sunny tranquil garden has so much to offer too- swimming pool with inflatables, sun loungers, split-level decking, ample chairs and occasional tables for relaxation, covered and uncovered areas for alfresco dining, barbecue, and table tennis. To help us get around we were also offered two bicycles, the most popular mode of transport to explore this beautiful, ancient port. We were even encouraged to use the fresh herbs and ripening fruit and vegetables growing in the garden. Lilou, the family cat and resident goldfish do not leave the airbnb with the rest of the family and guests are expected to feed them and in return Lilou befriends and charms. Julie's warmth and enthusiasm were apparent from the outset and nothing was too much trouble. Unfortunately an internet line fault near the beginning of our week's stay could not be rectified but our host tried repeatedly in vain to sort the issue with the provider! We had a brilliant time, regularly crossing the fantastically loved and used Espace Vert park to get into the heart of the town, some 25 minutes stroll. We cannot recommend this gem of an airbnb more highly,nor its host family where their impeccable standards and hospitality helped our family to have a memorable and relaxing stay in this beautiful part of France.