La Baleine Bleue

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

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

As you gaze out of the balconies towards Biarritz' famous La Grande Plage, you'll appreciate what a privileged location this is. In the heart of downtown Biarritz, with trendy boutiques and bustling restaurants around you, this elegant and beautifully designed apartment is the place to be!

With the characterful entrance on the ground floor of a charming building, your senses will be dazzled as you enter La Baleine Bleue. With cool and stylish furnishings alongside striking feature wallpaper, this is an impressive abode which has been renovated by a well-regarded interior designer. Open the French doors to be greeted with stunning views of La Grande Plage and ocean, allowing light to flood in to this incredible open-plan living and dining space.

There are three contemporary bedrooms, each one with its own TV, sleek and modern shower rooms and glimpses of the ocean from their sea-facing windows. The master bedroom is on the ground level whilst there is a twin and further double upstairs in the characterful and cosy eaves of this duplex apartment.

Wander outside where you will immediately find upmarket shops, then follow the steps down towards the La Grande Plage in a couple of minutes, home of some impressive Art Deco architecture dating back to the mid-19th century when aristocracy built their summer residences along here, including the well-known Hotel du Palais, just a five-minute stroll away.

Biarritz has a modern, laid-back atmosphere yet there's also an air of glamour across the town, making it the perfect place to relax, enjoy the trendy shops and restaurants, admire the stunning ocean views and soak up the surfing vibe. Indeed, this part of the Basque coastline has become a mecca for surfers from all over the world and you'll find surfing schools across Biarritz and beyond. Oliver's Travels guests can arrange surf lessons and/or equipment hire, whether a beginner or pro!

Hire bikes, scooters or a car and get out and about exploring, heading south to the typically Basque village of Bidart on the clifftops or discover the surfing hangouts and glorious beaches in Guéthary. To the north you can explore the wilder beaches and lovely promenades around the Anglet coastline whilst golf-lovers have a great range of sea-facing golf courses to choose from, including the prestigious Golf de Chiberta.

At the end of the day, return to your beautiful apartment, open the sea-facing windows, open a bottle of Irouléguy wine and enjoy the stunning sunset from this enchanting home.

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
  • There are renovations being made to the facade of the building until the end of June 2019 where scaffolding is currently obstructing the sea views
  • There’s a restaurant just below the apartment – this really is the heart of vibrant Biarritz
  • The two beautiful bedrooms upstairs (in the eaves) have small windows but you can still catch a glimpse of the sea
  • Private parking for one car in a car park 150m away is included in the rental of the apartment

Property Features

Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Heating Beachfront

Apartment Interiors

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living-dining room with double-glazed doors opening up to juliet balconies overlooking the sea
- Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped including oven, induction hobs, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, juicer, toaster, Nespresso machine and kettle
- Master bedroom with double bed (160cm), TV, dressing room and ensuite shower room with WC

First Floor

- Double bedroom with queen-size bed (160cm), TV and ensuite shower room with WC
- Twin bedroom (beds 90cm each, can also be made up as a king-size bed) with TV, dressing room and ensuite shower room with WC

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- TVs x 4
- DVD player
- Music system
- Car parking for one car (nearby)
- Washing machine, dryer and iron 

Location

About the surrounding area of La Baleine Bleue
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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La Baleine Bleue is in downtown Biarritz, just a couple of minutes walk to the famous La Grande Plage. Set in an old apartment building on the ground and first floor, there are beautiful shops nearby and a restaurant just below the apartment as you gaze out towards the sea. This is a prestigious location in the very heart of this vibrant town.

On the Bay of Biscay, in the in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region, near the border with Spain, beautiful Biarritz 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 couple of minutes from this apartment.

The most famous beach, La Grande Plage, takes just a couple of minutes to walk to and you have stunning views towards the beach and ocean from the apartment. Walk up to the incredible lighthouse to the north of the beach and enjoy the incredible views as more energetic guests climb the 200-odd steps. To the south you can wander past the famous casino towards the incredible Rocher of the Vierge peninsular, which can be visited via the Eiffel bridge that connects it to the mainland.

You will find some wonderful restaurants 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 including many wonderful Basque specialities. Some of the local specialities include the local touron (marzipan), locally cured ham as well as mussels, mushrooms and more.

This stretch of 6km coastline includes some excellent beaches suitable for families, sun worshippers and of course surfers. Indeed, Biarritz has become a surfing mecca with surfers from all over the world being attracted to this Basque coastline 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 to the beaches to the north of the lighthouse with wide, sandy stretches, some surrounded by grassland and forests and with beautiful promenades for walkers and cyclists. There are some excellent golf courses along this part of the coastline including the prestigious Golf de Chiberta about 4km north of Biarritz overlooking the wild beaches of Anglet.

To the south, passing the family-family beaches of Milady and Plage d'Ilbarritz (3.5km), visit the enchanting Basque village of Bidart (6.5km) with incredible ocean views from the cliff tops or trendy Guéthary (9km) with its excellent restaurants, beaches and overall surfing vibe.

If you hire a car or take a private tour, there are also some idyllic Basque villages inland to explore such as two of France’s Plus Beaux Villages; 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.

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

(3.2km)

Nearest Train Station Biarritz

(3.3km)

Nearest Town/City Biarritz

((heart of town))

Nearest Restaurant

(1 minute walk)

Nearest Supermarket Les Halles

(750m)

Nearest Beach Grand Plage

(2 minutes walk)

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.

It’s just a couple of minutes from the apartment to La Grande Plage in the heart of Biarritz. Pick up the little road-train and go on an adventure to see this part of the coast. The more energetic can head to the Lighthouse at the northern end of Biarritz and climb the 200 or so steps to be rewarded with magnificent views or head to the south and discover the incredible Rocher of the Vierge peninsular with its Eiffel bridge for more wonderful views.

The 6km of coastline around Biarritz includes some wonderful beaches for families including beaches just outside the centre such as Plage Milady (3km) to the south, together with the excellent Cite de la Ocean nearby and also Plage de Marinella (3km) to the north, near the wilder Anglet beaches, loved by surfers, not forgetting the beach at Cotes des Basques, which has become a favourite for surfers from all over the world. There are plenty of surfing schools for beginners of all ages including children.

If you want to explore further afield, hire a car and 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
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • 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

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? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
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 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 £6,311
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £3,943
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 £2,641
Oct 19th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 £3,351
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £2,641
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £3,351
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 £2,641
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 £3,351
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £3,943
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £6,311
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £3,943
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 £2,641
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 £3,351
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £2,641
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £3,351
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021 £2,641

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 €6,607
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €4,128
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 €2,764
Oct 19th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 €3,508
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €2,764
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €3,508
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 €2,764
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 €3,508
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €4,128
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €6,607
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €4,128
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 €2,764
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 €3,508
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €2,764
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €3,508
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021 €2,764

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 $7,324
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $4,576
Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 $3,064
Oct 19th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 $3,889
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $3,064
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $3,889
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 $3,064
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 $3,889
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $4,576
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $7,324
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,576
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 $3,064
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 31st 2020 $3,889
Oct 31st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $3,064
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $3,889
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 22nd 2021 $3,064

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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