Maison de la Paix

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

Nestled in beautiful grounds with stunning countryside on your doorstep, Maison de la Paix can be found just outside a small inland village in the Pyrenées-Atlantiques. Just a short drive from the beautiful beaches of Bidart and Guéthary and the larger towns of Saint Jean de Luz and Biarritz, Maison de la Paix offers a haven of peace and tranquillity in a beautiful setting.

Surrounded by flourishing vegetation, this beautifully renovated single-story villa provides a delightful mix of traditional features and modern decor, meaning you can enjoy its quaint charm without compromising on comfort and style. A vast kitchen-diner welcomes you inside, with high ceilings, exposed beams and bright finishes making it a magnificent space for cooking and entertaining in. This leads through to a large lounge area drenched in natural light focused around a huge traditional fireplace, ideal for relaxing in front of as the cooler nights draw in.

The villa sleeps 10 guests in 5 attractive bedrooms. The wonderful master bedroom offers a traditional wooden four poster bed, a second also provides a double bed, there are 2 twins and also a bunkbed room, meaning there are plenty of options for adults and children alike. Each room continues to impress with fresh white decor, wooden features and most having beautiful French doors that can be thrown open onto the patio area with views across the stunning grounds and greenery beyond.

The grounds here at Maison de la Paix are beautifully well maintained. Surrounded by nature, this oasis of calm will feel like the perfect private hideaway. Take shade under one of the abundant trees to enjoy your quiet morning coffee, spend the afternoon making a splash in the luxurious outdoor heated pool, and cook some local delicacies on the plancha BBQ as you entertain your guests al-fresco on those long balmy evenings. Whatever your mood, you'll find the perfect spot to unwind.

Being situated so near the beautiful countryside this area is famed for, means that just moments from the villa you'll be able to enjoy the architectural heritage and historical landmarks that dot this fantastic landscape. A few minutes' drive will find you in the local village, providing all the essential amenities you might need with its smattering of traditional restaurants and quaint shops. Be sure to enquire about local festivities, as an excuse to dance in their traditional garb is never far away.

For the beach and surf lovers amongst you, the drive to the glorious beaches of Guéthary and Bidart is only 10 minutes, and family friendly Saint Jean de Luz is just 15 minutes away. The hustle and bustle of Biarritz and its many restaurants, shops and bars, as well as its world-famous beaches is also a mere 15 minutes' drive from the tranquillity of the villa. So, if you enjoy a quiet setting but like the option to explore the exciting coastline slightly further afield then Maison de la Paix is just perfect.

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
  • The villa offers a range of double and twin rooms as well as a bedroom with bunk-beds, making it ideal for a range of ages
  • It is advisable to hire a car to explore the local area and beautiful coastline further afield

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Heating

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

- Large lounge area with fireplace and seating area, with French doors that lead onto the patio area
- Vast open-plan kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dishwasher, ceramic hob, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, Nespresso machine
- Master double bedroom (bed 160cm) with shower room and WC
- Double bedroom (bed 160cm) with shower room
- Twin bedroom with WC
- Twin bedroom with WC
- Bunkbed room with WC
- Shower room with separate WC
- Guest WC
- Laundry room

Outside Grounds (6500m2)

- Heated Swimming Pool (11x4m) with rolling safety shutter 
- Sun-loungers 
Plancha-style barbecue
- Shaded patio dining area
- Parking

Facilities

 

- Heating
- WI-FI
- 1 TV with DVB-T reception 
- Washing machine, dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison de la Paix
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Upon leaving Maison de la Paix, surrounded by other beautiful houses and picturesque countryside, you are only a moment’s drive from a traditional village boasting fantastic architecture and spectacular views over the  Pyrénées-Atlantiques. With a small but delightful variety of quaint shops and restaurants here, you can easily spend the day ambling amongst its historic backdrop. Be sure to visit St Martin’s church, built in the 16th century and home to an array of beautiful artefacts. The village offers a monthly flea market and numerous festivities throughout the year including the popular wheat thrashing events and a Gala de Force - showcasing a selection of traditional sporting competitions.

The village is surrounded by an array of stunning mountains, the Rhune, the Mondarra in the Artamendi and the Ursuya to name a few. Pretty hillside villages to explore in the area include two of France’s Plus Beaux Villages; charming Ainhoa (18km) and Sare (16km), where you can take the old wooden train up to the summit of La Rhune, one of the most dominant peaks of the skyline, where there are some restaurants with incredible views as well as great hiking opportunities. Whether hiking or driving in this beautiful inland area of France, the viewpoints are astounding, and definitely worth the effort.

For a change of scenery head coast-bound for one of the most famous stretches of coastline in the world. For vibrant town life, enjoy the hustle and bustle of Biarritz (11km), an elegant seaside resort dating back to the 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 famous Grande Plage. You will find some wonderful restaurants in the Port des Pecheurs, the former fishing port, where you can buy delicious fresh seafood. Food lovers shouldn’t miss the fantastic market at the Halles de Biarritz offering many wonderful 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 breathtaking views.

There are so many wonderful beaches along this fantastic coastline including La Plage de la Cote des Basques, which has become a favourite for surfers. Indeed, this area has become a surfing mecca with surfers from all over the world being attracted to this part of the Basque coastline and there are plenty of surfing schools for abilities and all ages.

If it’s a slightly quieter coastal day trip you’re after, head 6km to the idyllic seaside village of Bidart, known for its stunning natural beauty. Full of character and plenty of shops and restaurants, it boasts 6 spectacular beaches, equipped to fulfil surf enthusiasts and beach bums alike. 

Other fabulous coastal areas to visit include the picturesque town of Ciboure (11km) to the south where Matisse once lived and the lively resort of Saint-Jean-de-Luz (10km) 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. 

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

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz

(10km)

Nearest Train Station Biarritz

(8km)

Nearest Village

(1km)

Nearest Town/City Biarritz

(11km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(1km)

Nearest Shop Local village

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket Grocery store in local village

(1km)

Nearest Beach Bidart and Guéthary

(6km)

Nearest Golf Arcangues/Golf de Chantaco

(7km/10km)

Kids

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

The 6km of coastline around Biarritz includes many other wonderful beaches more suitable for families, not just La Grande Plage in the heart of the centre but also smaller beaches such as Plage Milady (with a promenade, playground and nearby museum Cité de l'Océan) and Cotes des Basques, which has also become an essential destination 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. 

In the heart of Biarritz you can take a little road-train along the coast for a more leisurely way to see the town’s coast whilst the more energetic can head north to the Lighthouse and climb the 200 or so steps to be rewarded with some stunning views. 

Driving south to St Jean de Luz (10km) 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 to the inland village of Sare (16km) 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 the coast on a clear day.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Surf/Golf/Tennis Classes
  • Guided Tours
  • Massage Treatments

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):

- Private chef
- Babysitting service
- Shuttle service for transfers
- Massage
- Private Surf/Golf/Tennis instructor
- Rentals: bicycles, electric bikes, vespa
- Sightseeing with local guide: Biarritz market, tapas tour, etc.
- Sea fishing excursions
- Boat excursions
- Extra linen changes: optional 35 Euros per room.

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 €2500 paid to the owner by bank transfer two weeks before arrival and refunded three weeks after departure at the very latest, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? 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, excluding pool towels. Pool towels can be rented at the cost of €8 per towel, please advise us if required before your final balance is due.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Pool heating charge? Extra €100 per week/per day outside of July and August, paid locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms upon booking confirmation.
Other Ts and Cs Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. A copy of this policy may be requested by the owner before or upon arrival.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 £4,644
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 £4,024
Jun 6th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £4,644
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £4,873
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £6,286
Sep 5th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 £4,644

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 €5,033
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 €4,361
Jun 6th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €5,033
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €5,281
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 €6,813
Sep 5th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 €5,033

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 $5,545
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 6th 2020 $4,804
Jun 6th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $5,545
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $5,819
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $7,506
Sep 5th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 $5,545

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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