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Property Amenities

Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Pets allowed
All bedrooms en-suite
Tennis court on site
Party House (Ideal for celebrations!)
Ground floor bed & bath
Heated Pool
Child-safe Pool
Indoor games
Cable TV
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Child-safe Pool
Gated/fenced grounds

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids
Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Beach
Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Walking/Hiking paths
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Villa Bidart

What Oliver loves…

  • You’ll feel like you’re floating above the garden and ocean in this French villa’s heated infinity pool.
  • When you’re ready for salt water and waves, the walk to the beach is just a few steps.
  • The kitchen is truly enormous. If you choose self-catering, two dishwashers make for easy clean-up.

What you should know…

  • Underfloor heating keeps you warm in the cooler months, and the ocean stays warm through the fall.
  • The discrete caretakers live moments away.

Enjoy the height of luxury at Villa Bidart, a holiday villa in Aquitaine with direct access to the beach. This classic Neo-Basque house sits above the Atlantic coast just south of Biarritz. Swim in a heated infinity pool or walk from the large garden to the beach. With panoramic vistas of the ocean and mountains from every room, maid service included and a media room featuring cable TV with surround sound, you’ll relax in style.

The villa’s six well-appointed bedrooms have modern en-suite bathrooms. Pick your favorite coffee from a well-stocked Nespresso machine in the massive state-of-the-art kitchen with gorgeous Spanish tiled floor. The house’s stunning architecture includes exposed wooden beams and glass-lined mezzanine. Two salons, one with a huge fireplace, have breathtaking views.

You’ll find this luxury villa in the centre of the idyllic village of Bidart, which has a vibrant market and restaurants. The Pyrenees-Atlantiques region draws sun-worshippers, surfers and outdoor enthusiasts to its world-famous beaches and the Pyrenees mountains. Known as the birthplace of golf in France, the Basque region holds 12 quality courses. Just 25 minutes away is San Sebastian, the epicentre of tapas/pintxos for gastronomic adventurers.

Villa Bidart is 6.6 km from the Biarritz airport.

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Interior & Grounds

Villa Bidart Interior
Villa Bidart is a classic Neo Basque house overlooking the beach, with six en-suite bedrooms, heated infinity pool, massive state of the art kitchen, media room, salon and pool deck. You are on the beach, right in the centre of the ancient village of Bidart on the outskirts of Biarritz.

Villa Facilities:
- Balcony
- Bath Tub
- Bath/Shower
- Coffee Maker
- Complimentary Toiletries
- Cooker
- Dining Area
- Dishwasher
- DVD Player
- En-suite Bath/Shower Room In Unit
- Extra Linen On Request
- Freezer
- Fridge
- Fridge/Freezer
- Ironing Facilities
- Kitchen
- LCD/Plasma Television
- Linen & Towels Supplied
- Living Room
- Log Fire
- Private Car Space
- Radio
- Satellite/Cable Television
- Ipad Air 2
- Sea/Loch View
- Shower Room
- Tea/Coffee
- Television
- Washing Machine

Amenities
Panoramic views from every room through 360 degrees over mountains and ocean
- Heated outdoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the sea (3.5m x 8m)
- 1300m garden overlooking the beach
- Direct path from garden to beach
- 6 bedrooms all with ensuite. 2 Twinnable beds and 4 Kingsize
- Underfloor heating
- Media room overlooking the beach
- Broadband wifi internet
- Cable TV with surround sound
- Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin sound system
- Nespresso, fully stocked
- 2 Salons, 1 with huge fireplace
- Massive state of the art kitchen
- Laundry room
- Outdoor barbecue  and dining area
- Secret lookout
- Garage
- Board store
- Egyptian cotton linen
- Frette towels.

Map, Location & Local Information

Villa Bidart is on a shallow cliff overlooking Bidart’s main beach on the southern edge of Biarritz. On top of the beach, with panoramic views of the ocean and the Pyrenees. In the heart of the historic village of Bidart on the outskirts of Biarritz, this six bedroom villa is the most luxurious & well situated on the Basque coast.

Local Area
One of the most famous regions of France and renowned for its natural beauty, Pyrenées-Atlantiques is the pearl of the French Atlantic coast. A mecca for surfers and outdoor enthusiasts, a playground of the moneyed, a magnet for the gastronomically adventurous, and the ultimate sun-worshipping climate – it would be challenging to find anywhere so universally tempting as Biarritz and her neighboring regions.

Biarritz
In the 1800s and 1900s, Biarritz was the playground of Europe’s royal families, with its Grande Plage dominated by the Hotel du Palais, built by Napoleon III. Today its fan-base is slightly more democratised, with surfers, golfers, partygoers, snowboarders and sailors all drawn to its unique combination of southern France chic, renowned ocean waves and eclectic nightlife.

San Sebastian
The jewel of Northern Spain’s Basque Country. One of the most famous tourist destinations in Spain, San Sebastian is a ‘small big’ city dedicated to the finer things in life. The smaller scale of San Sebastian is deceptive however, as the city has now risen to the international stage hosting festivals and such for the world. The city is also home to 16 Michelin Stars, so you’ll certainly never be short of amazing restaurants in which to eat.

The Pyrenees
A dizzying natural landscape crying out to be scaled by mountain lovers. The Pyrenees mountain range is littered with hundreds of hiking trails set into undulating, often dramatic terrain, making the area a mecca for hikers and mountain bikers alike. The curving roads also serve as the ideal track for road cyclists. The region is also spoiled with no less than 5 excellent ski runs within very easy reach.

Biarritz is Basque, but with a clear Parisian influence. It sits on the edge of the Atlantic, but at the foot of the Pyrenees. Its unique position means that there is a distinct Spanish influence running through its architecture and cuisine. Biarritz is a wonderful example of a region with a rich cultural heritage like no other.

Things to do in Biarritz
When it comes to finding activities and pursuits to fill your days in Biarritz, Villa Bidartis is absolutely spoiled for choice. Whether it’s the renowned surfing locations, the idyllic French markets or the sumptuous culinary delights of the local restaurants, there is truly something for anyone seeking an experience to cherish.

Beach
Right on your doorstep you will find Bidart’s beaches: a selection of cliff-lined coves that link up at low tide. Water temperatures in summer are as high as 27c (86F), and stay good for swimming until mid-October. Other beautiful beaches nearby include Parlementia (at Guethary), Erretegia, and Ilbarritz.

Golf
The Basque country is often considered the birth place of golf in France. There are 12 top quality golf courses within quick and easy reach to satisfy any golfing itch – whatever your level of skill.
 
- Golf de Moliets
- Gold Hotel de Seignosse
- Golf d’Hossegor
- Golf de Chiberta
- Golf de Biarritz
- Golf d’ilbarritz
- Real Golf Club de San Sebastian
- Golf de Chantaco
- Golf de Bassussarry
- Golf d’Epherra
- Golf de la Nivelle

Festivals & Events
- January: San Sebastian La Tamborrada drum parades
- February: San Sebastian Carnivals and Tinker Day
- April: Avrilexpo in Biarritz
- May: Festival Des Arts De La Rue
- June: La Casetas (Surfing festival) in Biarritz
- Les Océanes in Biarritz
- San Sebastian Beer Fest
- Show jumping in Biarritz
- July: Biarritz Surf Festival – Roxy Pro
- Festival De Jazz
- Foire Internationale D’art Contemporain
- Fetes De La Magdalena
- Le BIG Festival
- Jazzaldia (San Sebastian Jazz Festival). This has become of the Spain’s most important events of its kind.
- Suez Gaz French Open in Biarritz
- July / August:   Fêtes de Bayonne (a 5-day world-famous festival)
- Semana Grande De Vitoria Fete Patronales
- Quinzaine Musicale
- Semana Grande De San Sebastian Fete Patronales
- Semana Grande De Bilbao Fete Patronales
- Marche Medieval
- September: Le Temps d’Aimer Biarritz dance festival
- San Sebastian International Film Festival
- Regates Trophee Bandera De La Concha
- Fete Des Jars
- Fete De La Vendange
- Foire D’Artisanat Medieval Vitoria Gasteiz
- Quiksilver Pro Landes

Markets
A defining feature of any Basque town is its friendly atmosphere and bustling market life, which can be found in the nearby towns any day of the week.
- Visit the historic Biarritz market in Les Halles.
- The Antiques Markets in Pau, Bayonne, Anglet and Cambo Les Bains are great for those with an eye for a good bargain.
- Walk out of The Beach House on a Saturday morning and saunter around the charming weekly Bidart market.
- If staying in the Summer months of July and August, Navarrenx evening market is also a real treat to behold.

Pintxos & Tapas
A twenty five minute drive away, San Sebastian is the epicentre of the Pintxos (Tapas), and is one of the top 10 eating experiences in the world. The old town in San Sebastian is packed with hundreds of small pintxos bars where you can eat tortillas, baby squid, delicious black pudding toasts, and other delicacies, accompanied by local ciders, sherry, or for something a bit different, a glass of sparkling Txakoli.

Highlights include Bar Nestor near the fruit market (cote de boeuf and amazing tomatoes), and Alcalde near the church (Ham and an array of pintxos).

The pintxos influence, however, is seen throughout the Basque country including in Biarritz, where the best to be found are in Bar Jean, in the Halles market zone.

Wine
If there is anyone who knows their wine it is the French, and the southwest regions are certainly no exceptions. Vineyards are set on the steep, sunny mountainsides surrounding the Baïgorry valley. Original Basque vine-varieties are used to make the local character-filled wine. Txakoli, once a farmer’s thirst-quencher, is now a unique local white wine that’s a perfect partner with seafood and pintxos.

For real wine connoisseurs The Beach House sits not a million miles from the Bordeaux wine region to the North East, while Rioja lies just a couple of hours south into Spain.

From Airports
- Biarritz: 6.6km (13 minutes)
- Bilbao: 138km (1 hour 25min)
- Bordeaux: 196km (1hour 55 mins)

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz

(6 km)

Nearest Ferry port Bilbao

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Bidart

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Biarritz
Nearest Restaurant Blue Cargo Nearest Bar/Pub Blue Cargo
Nearest Beach Bidart Nearest Golf Golf d’ilbarritz

(2 km)

The Region

Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

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Catering & Services

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service included twice per week (mid-week and end of stay cleaning)*
- Extra cleaning*
- Linen and towels changed weekly*
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

* all these services must be requested at the time of booking.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit 2000 Euros. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time Check in between 16:00 and 18:00.
Departure time Check out between 08:00 and 10:00. Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? Included Pets welcome? Pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday. Smoking Allowed? Smoking is only allowed in some of the open air areas.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property. Other Ts and Cs - Children of all ages are welcome. - Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
High chair(s)
Beach
Cot(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
High chair(s)
Beach
Tennis court on site
Cot(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Indoor games
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Child-safe Pool
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Gated/fenced grounds
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 30th 2017 - April 29th 2017 - - £7,800.98
April 29th 2017 - July 1st 2017 - - £11,701.47
July 1st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - £16,382.07
September 2nd 2017 - September 23rd 2017 - - £11,701.47
September 23rd 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - £7,800.98
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - £11,701.47
January 6th 2018 - April 28th 2018 - - £7,800.98
April 28th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - £11,701.47
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £16,382.07
September 1st 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - £11,701.47
September 22nd 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - £7,800.98

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 30th 2017 - April 29th 2017 - - €8,673.68
April 29th 2017 - July 1st 2017 - - €13,010.51
July 1st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - €18,214.73
September 2nd 2017 - September 23rd 2017 - - €13,010.51
September 23rd 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - €8,673.68
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - €13,010.51
January 6th 2018 - April 28th 2018 - - €8,673.68
April 28th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - €13,010.51
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €18,214.73
September 1st 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - €13,010.51
September 22nd 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - €8,673.68

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 30th 2017 - April 29th 2017 - - $9,331.64
April 29th 2017 - July 1st 2017 - - $13,997.45
July 1st 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - $19,596.45
September 2nd 2017 - September 23rd 2017 - - $13,997.45
September 23rd 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - $9,331.64
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - $13,997.45
January 6th 2018 - April 28th 2018 - - $9,331.64
April 28th 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - $13,997.45
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $19,596.45
September 1st 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - $13,997.45
September 22nd 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - $9,331.64

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Jeremy

How long have you owned the property?
04 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
It's a traditional Basque house in the middle of this historic village, but it's on the cliff overlooking 3 of Europes best surf spots.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
REALLY famous... but we can't talk about anyone by name - sorry!

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
Please find me a kilo of prawns to put on the plancha - but they must be alive!. We succeeded. Oh and Please take me snowboarding.... likewise (up the hill 90 minutes).

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Go the the Fete de Bayonne - "hallucinante!"

Really eat?
Go to San Sebastian and eat Pintxos. Or Harotzen Kosta for seafood.

Really see?
The Pyrenees - in snow or sun - beautiful

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The St Jean de Luz markets are amazing - do all your shopping there. Moped v useful as easy to park. Sundowner at the Heteroclyte, a short stroll at Guethary.

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