Le Recif

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

The perfect place to watch the sunset, this ocean-view contemporary home is a Basque gem in an outstanding location close to the glorious beaches and surfy vibe of Bidart.

The views of the sea are all around you due to the hillside location above the beach. Whether sipping sundowners from your decked terrace or gazing out from the sumptuous sofa, the vistas of the ocean are incredible.

The open-plan layout allows for convivial living amongst friends or family with comfortable sofas, a stone fireplace and an elegant dining table perfect for cool winter evenings and French windows opening up to a glorious terrace for more summery days. The sleek and stylish kitchen is well-equipped and features a cool breakfast bar opening up to the living and dining space.

The master bedroom has a lovely snug with a window over looking the sea and steps down to a lavish king-size bed and more seating with ocean views. A glass fronted shower adds to the impressive bedroom and its contemporary style. Upstairs, via a striking spiral staircase, is a quad bedroom under the eaves, perhaps an ideal hangout for older kids with glimpses of the sea through the top floor windows.

The pretty gated garden is a great place to relax lazing on a sun-lounger or enjoying a good book with the sounds of the ocean below. This is the place to enjoy some spectacular sunsets with a glass of French or Spanish wine, soaking up the tremendous views of the Basque coastline.

The beach just below the villa is a popular place for surfers with one of the biggest surf breaks of the region – this coastline offers a number of surfing schools for beginners and Oliver’s Travels guests can organise private coaching and/or equipment hire.

You can wander down to the local village, Bidart, a popular hangout for surfers, locals and visitors alike with its cool vibe, excellent restaurants and lively bars in the summer. Beautiful Bidart, an authentic Basque village with more amazing sea-views is just a couple of kilometres away. For a change of scene, head to downtown Biarritz, 8km away, for wonderful markets, brilliant sea-food restaurants and the famous Art-Deco residences along La Grande Plage.

So close to the Spanish border, with so many villages and towns to discover, both along the coast and towards the Pyrénées, this is a very special setting for a memorable holiday of sea, sand, surfing as well as exploring.

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
  • A striking spiral staircase leads to the attic room and there are also steps leading down to the bed in the ground floor master bedroom
  • There are low sloping ceilings in the attic room
  • You can walk to local restaurants and the beach but having a car is still recommended if you wish to get out and about exploring this region. Scooter or bike hire is also an option when booked in advance

 

 

Property Features

Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Indoor Games Working Fireplace Heating Beachfront Waterfront

Villa Interior (110m2)

Upper Ground Floor

- Open-plan living and dining room with fireplace and doors opening up to the decked terrace
- Kitchen (separated by a bar to the living-dining room), well equipped including induction hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, espresso machine and juicer
- Shower room with WC
- Master bedroom with snug, steps down to double bed (180x200cm), living corner with sea-views, shower cubicle in the room and separate WC

Attic Floor (via spiral staircase)

- Quad bedroom with one double (140x200cm) and two singles (90x200cm each)

Outside Grounds

- Decked terrace with al-fresco dining area
- Sunloungers
- Table and chairs
- Enclosed garden (via steps from terrace)
- Parking for two small cars

Facilities

- Heating
- Wi-Fi
- Bose music system
- Satellite TV
- Fans (on request)
- Hairdryers
- Board games
- Washing machine and iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Recif
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Le Recif enjoys an incredible setting on a hillside location overlooking the Atlantic coast on the Basque coast, only 8km south of Biarritz.

There’s a beach you can walk to (the path down to the beach is only 100m from the villa) which is popular with surfers as in the right conditions waves can reach up to 5m high out into the ocean. There are surfing schools across this part of the coastline, including some of the other beaches to the south. Oliver’s Travels guests can arrange surf coaching and/or just equipment hire during their stay.

It’s about a 10-minute walk into the village of Guéthary which is famous for its cool vibe, excellent restaurants and lively bars in the summer. It’s a little further north to Bidart, a charming and authentic Basque village where you will find restaurants, an excellent bakery and your nearest supermarket. From Bidart, walkers can follow the 25km long coastal path all the way to Hendaye on the Spanish border, an easily marked trail with splendid ocean views.

To the north are larger beaches such as Plage d'Ilbarritz (5km) where you will also find a great golf course with amazing views as well as a couple of famous beachside restaurants. Plage de Milady next door is also a popular place with a nice promenade and playground and the fantastic museum Cité de l'Océan (5km) nearby.

It’s only 8km to Biarritz, an elegant seaside town dating 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 on the most famous beach, La Grande Plage.

In Biarritz you will find some wonderful seafood restaurants in the Port des Pecheurs, the former fishing port or shop in the amazing market at the Halles de Biarritz where you can pick up many Basque specialities.

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 or the fascinating lighthouse in the northern part of the town where there are some incredible views.

Other coastal areas to visit include the picturesque town of Ciboure (9km) to the south where Matisse once lived and the lively resort of Saint-Jean-de-Luz (7.5km) with a great sandy beach and plenty of family-friendly activities as well as an abundance of golf courses and lovely walks along the surrounding coastline and hills.

There are also some idyllic Basque villages inland to explore such as two of France’s Plus Beaux Villages; pretty Ainhoa (22km) and Sare (20km), 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

(8.1km)

Nearest Train Station Biarritz

(6.8km)

Nearest Town/City Biarritz

(8.1km)

Nearest Village Bidart

(1.7km)

Nearest Restaurant Guethary

(1.7km)

Nearest Shop Guethary

(2.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Bidart

(1.7km)

Nearest Beach Uhabia beach

(400m)

Nearest Golf Golf Ilbarritz

(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.

There is a variety of beaches around Guéthary which are popular for families as well as surfers and there are numerous surfing schools here as well as further north in Biarritz and Anglet. Biarritz itself also includes some wonderful beaches for families, not just La Grande Plage in the heart of the centre but also smaller beaches such as Plage Milady (with a little playground) and Cotes des Basques.

When visiting the heart of Biarritz, kids may enjoy the road-train along the coast or 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.

Just 7.5km to the south is 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

  • Indoor Games
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

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? Yes, including pool towels.
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
Jun 24th 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 £5,542
Jul 6th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 £7,469
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £5,542
Sep 28th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 £4,899
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £2,842
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £3,614
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 £2,842
Apr 4th 2020 - May 9th 2020 £4,899
May 9th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £5,542
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £7,469
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £5,542
Sep 26th 2020 - Nov 7th 2020 £4,899
Nov 7th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £2,842
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 £3,614

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 €5,939
Jul 6th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 €8,005
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €5,939
Sep 28th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 €5,250
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €3,046
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €3,873
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 €3,046
Apr 4th 2020 - May 9th 2020 €5,250
May 9th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €5,939
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €8,005
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €5,939
Sep 26th 2020 - Nov 7th 2020 €5,250
Nov 7th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €3,046
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 €3,873

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jul 6th 2019 $6,759
Jul 6th 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 $9,111
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $6,759
Sep 28th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 $5,975
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $3,467
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $4,408
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 $3,467
Apr 4th 2020 - May 9th 2020 $5,975
May 9th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $6,759
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $9,111
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $6,759
Sep 26th 2020 - Nov 7th 2020 $5,975
Nov 7th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $3,467
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 $4,408

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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