Ocean Front Historic Villa
La Grand Villa Hardelay
4500 sq feet
6 Bedroom, Sleeps 14
10-13 foot ceilings throughout.
Incredible sea view from almost every room.
Fully equipped, updated eat in kitchen, large living room with open fireplace, formal dining room, T.V. room with large screen T.V., library/museum with WIFI. 6 large bedrooms with 2 Master bedrooms, nursery off one Master bedroom and several balconies.
Large yard with secluded back patio. Large raised deck with sea views and party cabana.
Ideal for sea lovers or for putting yourself directly in a piece of D-Day history.
EXPERIENCE HISTORY FIRST HAND.
A historically protected house right on the beach at Vierville sur mer, Normandy, France, nick named during WW11 as Omaha Beach. The home is in the Dog Green sector. Dog Green beach was portrayed in both movies Saving Private Ryan and The Longest Day. The house was standing, unoccupied, on the beach front during the D-Day landings and managed to remain with only some roof damage, quite a bit of damage to the fence and some bullets imbedded in the walls of the building.
On the top of the hill to the left side of the first picture was the German position WN70. WN stands for “Widerstandnest” in German and in English the “Resistance Nest”. At this position the German’s had a 75 mm gun in a pill box and another 75 mm gun, 4 tobruks with MG’s, 2 mortars in concrete emplacements and one 20 mm flak gun. This position was taken by the American’s on the morning of D-Day.
The house was built in approximately 1907 and then had a larger addition and major renovations added in approximately 1920. The house is over 4500 sq. ft., it is 4 stories, 9 bedrooms (only 6 bedrooms available for renting) with very large public rooms. It retains the quirky charm of an old French villa but has had been fully renovated in 2015.
Stand right in the spot that the Americans invaded and the German’s defended.