If you're looking for an inexpensive coastal getaway in France, skip the hostels and cheap motels: there's something so much better. And you won't believe it's only $200 for a weekend.
What's included in that $200? Oh, just your very own island.
The cottage is the Ile Louët, a lighthouse on a rocky island in the middle of the Morlaix Bay in Brittany, France.
The lighthouse was built in 1857 when lighthouse keepers would live on the island with their families to keep constant nighttime vigil on the lights.
In the 1960s, the lighthouse became automated and there wasn't a need for entire families to stay isolated on the island. But the cottage remains.
But you won't be too far from civilization; the island is only 0.2 miles away from Brittany's coast of Carantec.
The cottage has the perfect mix of old-school charm...
And modern design.
Although be warned that you won't have hot water for your stay. (But hey, it's only a weekend, right? You've always got the option of a good old-fashioned sponge bath.)
Follow these gorgeous winding steps all the way to the top of the lighthouse.
Or take a nap in the quiet serenity of an island with nobody around to disturb your slumber.
It's the perfect place to unplug and unwind. With no wifi, you'll have a blissful weekend completely away from your barrage of emails.
A quaint cobblestone patio is the perfect place to fire up the grill and listen to the sounds of the sea.
You'll also have a perfect view of the Château du Taureau (Castle of Taurus), built in 1520 and today a historic monument.
You can arrange your own sea travels to the island or you can hire a local sailor to ferry you out to the island.
This sunset view is almost other-worldly.
It's been called one of France's "Dreamiest bed & Breakfasts." It's not hard to see why.
Credit: Messy Nessy Chic | Baie deMorlaix Tourisme