L'Arc

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Walk to Beach

If you love the sight and sound of the waves, L’Arc is the perfect place for you – it’s a holiday home to dream about during those dark winter days.

This apartment, part of a distinguished looking residence in the heart of historic Biarritz, is entered at street level and sleeps six. Recently renovated, it is the ideal place for lovers of the beach and the city - just imagine sitting on the terrace with your coffee gazing at the wide sandy beach below you and letting your eyes wander towards the surfers riding the foamy breakers of the Bay of Biscay. Pour a glass of wine to watch the sun set over the ocean as you listen to the sound of the waves.

The living area is designed to maximise the spectacular views with its large sliding glass doors leading out to the terrace. A wonderfully spacious, sea-blue curved sofa is perfectly positioned for all six to comfortably enjoy the panorama from the living area. There is dining space at the breakfast bar next to the well-equipped, open-plan kitchen. The furniture and art work in the three simple yet comfortable bedrooms have been carefully chosen to reflect the contemporary design and historic charm of the whole apartment.

It’s going to be difficult to leave your terrace but there is plenty to explore nearby. There are good restaurants in the Port des Pecheurs, a short walk away, where fresh seafood can be found and food aficionados should not miss the eating places and amazing market at the Halles de Biarritz (1.2km). Walk a few minutes beyond Miramar beach towards La Grande Plage to view the grand Art Deco style of the Hotel du Palais nearby, so typical of the city.

Guests also benefit from complimentary use of the outdoor swimming pool, also overlooking the beautiful beach, as well as the gym and indoor pool at the 5* hotel right next door.

Biarritz is of course a mecca for surfers and Oliver’s Travels guests can arrange surf coaching for all abilities or just equipment hire. Other services that can be offered include guided tours, bike rental and scooter hire or you may wish to hire a car or even personal chauffeur so you can get out and explore some of the further wonders of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region, whether idyllic Basque villages near the majestic mountains, wilder beaches along the coast or pretty seaside villages.

You may prefer to just stay in your perfectly ocean-view apartment in Biarritz where you can explore, shop, dine, surf, play golf or just relax by one of the many wonderful beaches this part of the Basque coastline has to offer.

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
  • Reaching the beach is very quick – there are steps down a street to the side of the apartment building leading down to the promenade and then further steps down to the beach

Property Features

Shared Pool Internet Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room Heating Beachfront

Interior of Apartment (95m2)

- Open Plan living area with comfortable seating area and TV. Sliding doors open to terrace with beach views
- Open-plan kitchen, well equipped with breakfast bar, gas cooker, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and juicer
- Master bedroom 1 with double bed (1.4m) with open-plan walk in shower and separate sink
- Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds( 0.9m x1.9m)
- Bedroom 3 with double bed (1.4m)
- Shower room with washing machine
- 2 WCs

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Satellite TV
- Bose Music Centre
- DVD Player
- Radio
- Hairdryer
- Fans on request
- Washing machine, dryer and iron
- Use of owner’s surf boards, on request
- Two car parking spaces

Location

About the surrounding area of L'Arc
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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L’Arc is situated in the heart of the city on a residential road parallel to the beach, right next to one of the entrances to a 5* hotel (guests benefit from complimentary access to the hotel’s swimming pools and gym).

Biarritz is an elegant resort in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region of south-west France, dating back to the mid-19th century when the aristocracy built their summer residences along this part of the coast, following the example of their Emperor.

The apartment is a few minutes’ walk away from the well-known Hotel du Palais built by Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III, who had spent her childhood holidays on the Basque coast and fallen in love with its landscape - the hotel remains a symbol of the luxurious lure of Biarritz.

Eugenie also built the exquisite Chapelle Imperiale nearby - the small chapel contains mosaics reminiscent of the Alhambra in Spain and a bust of the empress can be found in the pretty garden.

Plage Miramar is a continuation of the town’s most popular and famous beach, La Grande Plage. It’s less busy than the main beach and therefore more popular with the locals. There are plenty of other beaches around the town such as La Plage de la Cote des Basques (2.1km), which has become a favourite for surfers. Indeed, Biarritz has become a surfing mecca with enthusiasts from all over the world attracted to the 6km of Biarritz coastline and beyond. There are plenty of surfing schools for abilities and all ages. Oliver Travel’s guests can arrange surf coaching or just equipment hire during their stay.

When you need a break from the giant waves, there is a tiny sheltered beach at Port Vieux (1.4km), situated near the town’s main shopping street, Rue Port Vieux.

Walk away from the sea to visit Le Colisee (450m), a neighbourhood theatre within walking distance for evening entertainment or to enjoy the Art Deco architecture which is a theme throughout the city. The Casino Municipal (700m) and the Aquarium (1.5km), a must for sea-lovers or families, are good examples of the style. The Casino also houses a theatre and swimming pool.

From your apartment terrace you will have a good view of the Phare de Biarritz (1km), a tall lighthouse built in 1834. Walk there to experience the stunning ocean and town views or look northwards towards the beaches of the Anglet coastline, another paradise for surfers. Some of these northern beaches are surrounded by grassland and forests and are well worth a visit.

When you are ready to eat, there are plenty of good restaurants in the Port des Pecheurs (1.1km), the former fishing port, where fresh seafood can be found. Food aficionados, don’t miss the restaurants and the amazing market at the Halles de Biarritz, (1.2km). Try out some of the Basque specialities including the touron (marzipan), locally cured ham and mussels.

There are also some idyllic Basque villages inland to explore such as two of France’s Plus Beaux Villages, pretty Ainhoa (26km) and Sare (24km) where you can take the old wooden train up to the summit of La Rhune, one of the highest peaks of the Pyrénées - there are restaurants with incredible views as well as opportunities for hiking.

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

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz Pays Basque Airport

(3.3km)

Nearest Train Station Biarritz

(3.8km)

Nearest Town/City Biarritz
Nearest Restaurant

(Within 1km)

Nearest Shop Bakery

(450m)

Nearest Supermarket

(500m)

Nearest Beach Miramar

(50m)

Nearest Golf Golf de Biarritz le Phare

(1.1km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers 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.

Having the beach so near will be just heavenly for kids! If you manage to get them to leave Plage Miramar, the whole 6km of coastline around Biarritz includes some wonderful beaches for families, not just La Grande Plage but smaller beaches such as Plage Milady, Port Vieux and Cotes des Basques, which has become a favourite for surfers. Biarritz is a surfing mecca with enthusiasts from all over the world attracted to its coastline and beyond - there are plenty of surfing schools for beginners of all ages including children.

To tempt them away from the beach take the 30 minutes Biarritz road-train trip along the coast. When they are hungry, stop off at the Aquarium and lunch at the café which serves pizzas and wraps. Enjoy the display of marine life before you leave.

Just beyond the local supermarket is a square with a children’s play area.

If you want to explore further afield, head south to St Jean de Luz (15.5km) 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 (24km) 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 Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • 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 complimentary use of the neighbouring 5* hotel's swimming pools and gym, plus discounted rates on spa treatments, featuring a thalassotherapy centre.

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 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £8,473
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £5,314
Sep 28th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 £4,130
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £2,827
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £4,130
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 £2,827
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 £3,487
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £5,314
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £7,683
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £5,314
Sep 26th 2020 - Nov 7th 2020 £4,130
Nov 7th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £2,827
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £4,130
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 24th 2021 £2,827

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €8,868
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €5,562
Sep 28th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 €4,323
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €2,959
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €4,323
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 €2,959
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 €3,649
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €5,562
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €8,041
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €5,562
Sep 26th 2020 - Nov 7th 2020 €4,323
Nov 7th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €2,959
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €4,323
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 24th 2021 €2,959

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 24th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $9,955
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $6,244
Sep 28th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 $4,852
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $3,322
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $4,852
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 $3,322
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 $4,096
Jun 6th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $6,244
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $9,027
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $6,244
Sep 26th 2020 - Nov 7th 2020 $4,852
Nov 7th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $3,322
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $4,852
Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 24th 2021 $3,322

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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