Californie

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

It’s hard to imagine you could be any closer to Biarritz’s famous La Grande Plage than when you are sitting out on your ocean-view balcony at Californie. In the heart of this vibrant seaside town, this apartment offers guests superb accommodation which will impress any of its guests in terms of designer-style as well as location.

In the centre of Biarritz, Californie is on the first floor of a beautiful, historic building on a sea-facing boulevard less than 100m from La Grande Plage. You enter from a central street filled with restaurants, modern apartments and boutiques and wander up the old-fashioned staircase to your grand entrance. As you step into your home you will be totally amazed. This architect’s apartment has been renovated with an amazing sense of style with colourful, en-vogue interiors filled with eclectic furnishings, vintage features and an overall surfy vibe.

Light floods in from the four sets of French windows that open up from the huge open-plan living and kitchen space to the ocean-facing balcony outside. The state-of-the-art kitchen stands bold in blue which harmoniously leads to a bistro-style seating area, perfect for breakfast as you peek out towards the sea. Three large leather couches offer comfort, backed by modern art and facing the ocean whilst a stainless-steel library adds an über-modern touch to the room.

Each of the four bedrooms has sumptuous beds, cool décor and their own shower room or, in the case of the master bedroom, a decadent bath in the room as well as doors opening up to part of the balcony looking out towards the sea. 

You really are in a great location, just a few steps from the bars, restaurants and exciting nightlife that the town is so famous for. Within a couple of minutes you can be strolling along La Grande Plage, admiring examples of the Art Deco architecture or simply relaxing on this wonderful beach.

Try some of the restaurants around the characterful Port des Pecheurs, the former fishing port or pick up some Basque delights in the amazing market at the Halles de Biarritz, just a ten-minute walk away. Discover the shops around the Port Vieux and then admire the incredible views from the Rocher of the Vierge peninsular.

Surf lovers take note that this coastline has become a mecca with surfers from all over the world, not only on the impressive beaches of central Biarritz but also further south including the beaches near the traditional Basque village of Bidart and trendy Guéthary.

This is city living at its best in the very heart of Biarritz yet with all the wonders of the marvellous Pyrénées-Atlantiques so near.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • In the heart of Biarritz, this apartment is perfectly suited for those who love city life with bars and night-clubs in the neighbourhood, including a club just below the apartment which can sometimes be heard (although the bedrooms are isolated and have sound proofing)
  • There is a space in an underground car park a short distance away for guests to use

Property Features

Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Heating Beachfront

Apartment Interiors (150m2, all on first floor)

-Open-plan living-dining room with doors opening up to front ocean-view balcony with small tables and chairs
-Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, induction hob, microwave, juicer, kettle, toaster
-Twin/double bedroom (beds 90cm) with TV and open shower room
-Twin/double bedroom (beds 90cm) with steps up to open shower room
-Separate WC
-Double bedroom (bed 160cm) with shower room and WC
-Double bedroom (bed 160cm) with open-plan bathroom with bath, shower and separate WC. Doors to small ocean-view balcony
-Laundry room

Facilities

-Wi-Fi
-Heating
-Satellite TV
-Netflix
-Music system
-Hairdryers x 2
-Fans on request
-Washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities
-Underground parking space x 1 nearby

Location

About the surrounding area of Californie
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Californie is an apartment on the first floor of an elegant, historic building in the centre of Biarritz with the main entrance on a central street with boutiques, modern apartments, hotels and restaurants.

The location is ideal for those looking to be within walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants and the vibrant nightlight that Biarritz has to offer. Indeed, there is even a nightclub just below the front of the apartment, after all this is the heart of trendy Biarritz.

The elegant resort of Biarritz, part of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region, dates back to the mid-19th Century when aristocracy built their summer residences along this part of the coast, including the well-known Hotel du Palais, built by the wife of Napoleon III, just a short walk away (you can catch a glimpse of it from your balcony).

To reach the beach, simply walk out of the main entrance (on the non-sea facing side), around the corner, follow the road towards the sea (or the other way down a number of steps), cross over the sea-front boulevard below your balcony and wander through the gardens straight down to La Grande Plage. Walk along the beach promenade (or take the little road-train), passing some amazing examples of Art Deco buildings such as the casino (also home to a theatre and swimming pool), the Aquarium (a must for sea-lovers or families) and the famous Hotel du Palais so near. At the top-end of Biarritz you will reach the fascinating lighthouse where there are some incredible views.

There are restaurants within walking distance, including some lovely ones in the Port des Pecheurs, the former fishing port, where you will find fresh seafood. Food lovers don’t miss the amazing market at the Halles de Biarritz, a 10-minute walk away, including many wonderful Basque specialities.

It’s also a lovely atmosphere around the Port Vieux, about 15 minutes away, where there is a tiny sheltered beach loved by locals and the town’s main shopping street, Rue Port Vieux. Nearby, another one of the town’s highlights is the incredible Rocher of the Vierge peninsular, which can be visited via the Eiffel bridge that connects it to the mainland.

Biarritz and the surrounding area offers a 6km long coastline including some other wonderful beaches alongside La Grande Plage including Plage de Milady to the south and Plage de la Cote des Basques, both of which have become a favourite for surfers. Indeed, Biarritz has become a surfing mecca with surfers from all over the world being attracted to the Bay of Biscay and there are plenty of surfing schools for abilities and all ages. Oliver’s Travel’s guests can arrange surf coaching or just equipment hire during their stay.

For a change of scene, head south to the authentic Basque village of Bidart (7km) up on the cliffs with tremendous views or further south to Guéthary (10km) with its relaxed vibe, excellent beaches and surfing hang-outs.

Hire a car and head inland to explore some of the idyllic Basque villages such as pretty Ainhoa (28km) and Sare (27km), where you can take the old wooden train up to the summit of La Rhune, one of the most dominant peaks of the Pyrénées, where there are some restaurants with incredible views as well as hiking opportunities. Both are two of France’s Plus Beaux Villages.

Indeed, this whole region offers an extended range of outdoor activities, such as walking, horse-back riding, fishing, cycling, canoeing and many others including water-sports along the coast.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz

(4km)

Nearest Train Station Biarritz

(3.5km)

Nearest Town/City Biarritz

(On your doorstep)

Nearest Restaurant

(100m)

Nearest Supermarket

(1km)

Nearest Beach La Grande Plage

(100m)

Nearest Golf Golf de Biarritz le Phare

(1.5km )

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There are some great activities that can be arranged for Oliver’s Travel’s younger guests such as kids golfing lessons, bike rental for all ages and surfing lessons for the family. Skateboard hire and Segway tours can also be arranged for families with older children.

The 6km of coastline around Biarritz includes some wonderful beaches for families, not just La Grande Plage so near the apartment but also smaller beaches such as Plage Milady with its little playground, so near the museum Cité de l'Océan and Cotes des Basques, which has become a favourite for surfers. Indeed, Biarritz has become a surfing mecca with surfers from all over the world being attracted to the 6km of Biarritz coastline and beyond and there are plenty of surfing schools for beginners of all ages including children.

You can take the little Biarritz road-train along the coast for a more leisurely way to see the coast with a trip lasting 30 minutes.

If you want to explore further afield, head south to St Jean de Luz where you’ll find plenty of family-friendly activities such as trampoline parks, mini golf and another road-train to beautiful sandy beaches featuring playgrounds and games.

Real train lovers should head inland to Sare to catch the old wooden train up to the summit of La Rhune mountain where you are greeted with spectacular views of the Pyrénées and coast on a clear day.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Beachfront

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Surf/Golf/Yoga/Basque Pelota/Personal Training
  • Healthy Cooking & Nutrition/Massages & Reflexology
  • Guided Basque Country Tours/Private Chauffeur

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Home-delivered fresh breakfasts
- Home-delivered barbecue platters
- Home-delivered seafood platters
- Personal chef and catering services
- Wine, Champagne and beer tastings
- Tailor-made surf lessons or equipment hire
- Golf coaching
- Yoga, breathing, meditation and relaxation courses
- Basque Pelota courses
- Massage and reflexology treatments
- Personal trainer
- Healthy nutrition and detox coaching
- Cooking classes
- Private chauffeur
- Bike, scooter and skateboard rental
- Guided tours
- Helicopter rides

Oliver’s Travels guests will also have access to special rates to use the 5* Sofitel’s Pool and Spa in Biarritz, featuring a thalassotherapy centre as well as an indoor pool.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit A pre-authorisation of €650 will be charged to clients’ credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection (this will also be used to cover any charges/excess not covered by the guests' insurance policy).
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for bookings of 2 weeks or more also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are provided. Beach towels are available at extra cost.
Energy costs included? Yes, within reasonable use.
Heating costs included? Yes, within reasonable use.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday in July and August. Flexible during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance A mandatory insurance policy which covers guests for tenancy liability and property damage liability during their stay is included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Dogs are accepted on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a higher security deposit will be required.
Other Ts and Cs One high chair, one cot and one baby bath are available on request. An extra highchair and cot are available for hire at a cost of €120/week.
Other Ts and Cs Extra bed + towels and/or an inflatable mattress + towels are available on request for an extra charge of €150/week and €100/week, respectively.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £2,524
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £3,687
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 £2,524
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 £3,687
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £4,744
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £6,859
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £4,744
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 £3,687
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £2,524
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £3,687
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 £2,524
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 14th 2021 £3,687

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €2,753
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €4,021
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 €2,753
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 €4,021
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €5,174
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €7,480
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €5,174
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 €4,021
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €2,753
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €4,021
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 €2,753
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 14th 2021 €4,021

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $3,033
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $4,430
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 $3,033
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 $4,430
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $5,701
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $8,242
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $5,701
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 $4,430
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $3,033
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $4,430
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 $3,033
Apr 3rd 2021 - May 14th 2021 $4,430

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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