Maison Gustave

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


Quirky Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

There’s a relaxed yet stylish ambience at Maison Gustave, an architect designed Basque house in the countryside close to the vibrant bistros and surfing beaches of Guéthary, just south of Biarritz.

It’s a grand 21st century villa yet created in an art-deco style with light-filled interiors and balconies or terraces off every bedroom. The open-plan lounge and dining area offers so much space with beautifully arched doors opening straight out to the terrace and garden. The owner’s artistic flair is evident throughout with the use of bold colours, vibrant prints across the walls as well as traditional furnishings interspersed with contemporary pieces. The colourful bar is a quirky spot for a cocktail or two before gathering to feast al-fresco by the plancha-style barbecue.

Each of the five bedrooms is striking with its own character and style – we love the four-poster double upstairs with its romantic bath and balcony, juxtaposed with a marine-toned bedroom with the most gorgeously tiled bathroom and free-standing bath. The two ground floor doubles are equally as impressive in their own unique way and each benefit from an en suite bath or shower room and doors leading to a garden terrace.   

Outside, there is ample room to chill out on the decked patio or laze in the sunshine on the grassy grounds facing the garden and countryside beyond. Yet most of your time will surely be spent visiting the great draws of this region – start off in Guéthary, around 1.5km away, with its restaurants, art gallery and bars – with the waves of the Atlantic shore so near it’s a popular hangout for surf-lovers.

As well as surfing schools for a range of abilities, the local beaches also offer incredible scenery whether you seek out family-friendly sandy stretches or idyllic rocky bays. The Basque coast walking trail passes the Guéthary coastline and continues as far as Hendaye and the Spanish border to the south or nearby Bidart slightly further north. It’s also a fantastic area for cycling enthusiasts with stunning routes passing ocean, hills and mountains.

St-Jean-de-Luz and Ciboure are delightful places for a day out exploring, shopping in local markets or just admiring the sea-views from the beach and harbour. Then there’s the elegance of Biarritz, only 12km to the north, with its enticing restaurants, wonderful indoor market, majestic historic buildings and picture-postcard worthy beach, La Grande Plage.

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What you should know…

  • Villa Gustave sleeps up to 10 guests across five double bedrooms - two of the beds (one on each floor) can be made into twins on request.
  • If travelling with youngsters, it’s worth noting that the entrance and grounds are not gated.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Satellite TV Heating

Maison Interiors (400m2)

Ground Floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Large open-plan living-dining room with doors opening up to garden and terrace
-    Relaxation room with bar and library
-    Office
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    Bedroom with double bed (180cm), doors leading to garden terrace and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (180cm), doors leading to garden terrace and en suite bathroom with bath

First Floor

-    Hallway with small living area and TV
-    Bedroom with double bed (180cm), lounge area, balcony and open-plan bathroom with bath
-    Bedroom with double bed (180cm), balcony and en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (180cm)balcony and en suite bathroom with shower

One double on each floor can be split into twin beds on request

Outside Grounds

-    Decked terrace with al-fresco dining and lounge area
-    Covered terrace
-    Plancha-style barbecue
-    Garden (sloping in parts)
-    Table tennis
-    Basketball net
-    Car parking (5 spaces)


-    Wi-Fi
-    Underfloor heating (ground floor)
-    Central heating (first floor)
-    Smart and Satellite TV (with English channels and Netflix)


About the surrounding area of Maison Gustave
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Maison Gustave is close to the surfing resort of Guéthary, near the Atlantic shores of the Basque coast and almost equidistant between Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

In a fairly rural setting, just off a country road and with handsome neighbouring villas dotted close by, it’s only 1.5km to the heart of Guéthary with its small supermarket, art gallery, bars and restaurants. This picturesque village is a mecca for surfers and as such there is a relaxed and trendy vibe with summer evenings especially lively at the many surfer bars and hang-outs.

Yet it’s not just surfers who are attracted to this part of the Atlantic coastline, it’s also a paradise for walkers with the coastal trail from Bidart to Hendaye on the Spanish border passing through. Cyclists can also follow the Velodyssee route which whizzes through Guéthary or head inland to appreciate trails through the stunning Basque countryside and idyllic villages.

The beaches here are superb for a range of reasons whether you are here for the surf or wish to create sandcastles and seek out rock pools when the tide is out. Then there’s the famous Grande Plage of Biarritz with its Art Deco buildings along the sea-front, the family-friendly Grande Plage in Saint-Jean-de-Luz and the large sandy beach at Hendaye. You may prefer some of the quieter bays dotted along the shore between Bidart and Saint-Jean-de-Luz including Plage de Cenitz just south of Guéthary.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz itself is a joy to spend time in – stock up on all sorts of local meats, cheeses, fish and vegetables at Les Halles indoor market and look out for the town’s three golf courses. Ciboure, just across La Nivelle river, is also full of charm with its picture-perfect harbour and associations with Maurice Ravel and Henri Matisse. It’s also a good spot for watersports.

Of course, Biarritz is also so close for a superb day out whether you choose to visit one of its museums, peruse its trendy shops, soak up the ambience of the indoor market, dine in one of the many fish restaurants by the Port Vieux or dance the night away in one of Biarritz’ trendy night clubs and bars. Admire views from the lighthouse or continue further north to discover the wild and beautiful beaches of Anglet, home to one of France’s most prestigious golf courses in Chiberta.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz Airport


Nearest Train Station Gare de Guéthary


Nearest Village Guéthary


Nearest Supermarket Small Casino Supermarket


Nearest Restaurant Guéthary


Nearest Beach Guéthary coastline

(Around 2km)

Nearest Town Saint-Jean-de-Luz/Biarritz


Nearest Tennis Tennis Club de Guethary


Nearest Golf Golf Ilbarritz


About Biarritz

Ah, the French Basque Country… a region that has such a mix of Basque tradition and French charm that it immediately wins the heart of every tourist that visits. What’s not to love? The incredible beaches, friendly locals and fusion of Spanish and French cultures is one-of-a-kind.

While you’re enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Biarritz, you may well want to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

With a range of beaches along the Atlantic shores and plenty of family-friendly attractions within a short drive, this part of the Basque coastline is wonderful for children of every age.

Close to the seaside village of Guéthary, there are beaches just over 2km away whether you are seeking surf and sand or rocky bays. Dotted along this part of the coast you will find a number of surfing schools suitable for a variety of ages as well as other watersports such as sailing, sea-kayaking and diving in nearby Ciboure and Biarritz.

There’s a family-friendly vibe in Saint-Jean-de-Luz with its great sandy beach and summer activities or head to Biarritz for museums, aquarium, shops and a little road train that tours you around the grand town – hop off and climb the lighthouse for wonderful views.

Horse-riding, cycling and walking opportunities can be found nearby whilst the most adventurous should look out for the tree-top adventure and paintballing park near Oihana, around a 20-minute drive away. Furthermore, transport enthusiasts young and old are sure to love the old-fashioned train that takes you to the top of La Rhune, usually open late April to early September.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef service
- Babysitting

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!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €2000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes (underfloor heating on ground floor, central heating on first floor).
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once during stay.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €250, payable one month in advance at the same time as the security deposit. 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday during July and August. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Small dogs may be allowed on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. A copy of this policy must be provided to the owner minimum one month before arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 7th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 £5,913
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 £6,899
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £5,913
Sep 30th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 £4,928
Jan 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £4,928
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £5,913
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £6,899
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £5,913
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 8th 2024 £4,928

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 7th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 €6,450
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 €7,525
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €6,450
Sep 30th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 €5,375
Jan 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €5,375
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €6,450
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €7,525
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €6,450
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 8th 2024 €5,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 7th 2023 - Jul 15th 2023 $6,902
Jul 15th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 $8,053
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $6,902
Sep 30th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 $5,752
Jan 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $5,752
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $6,902
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $8,053
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $6,902
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 8th 2024 $5,752

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Fabulous!

    on 01/05/2023

    Great stay at this fabulous country view house!

  • Très belle

    on 13/08/2022

    La maison est très belle, décorée avec beaucoup de goût et très spacieuse. Les propriétaires sont extrêmement gentils et serviables. Le centre ville est accessible à pied et la plage également. Les plus courageux peuvent rejoindre la grande plage de Bidart à pied. Mille activités dans cette belle région et quelle joie de rentrer le soir se reposer dans cette grande maison pleine de bonnes ondes!

  • Looking forward to coming back soon

    on 03/07/2022

    Great house, ideally located. The bedrooms are all spacious with bathrooms. The living room is very large and the coffee area very pleasant. 5 min from the beach. We also really appreciated the host's responsiveness. He's a great host and is used to managing hosts outside of a very friendly person.
    Looking forward to coming back soon.

  • Very good!

    on 08/09/2021

    Very good!

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