Maison Ocre

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach

Just minutes from the ocean and within walking distance to one of France’s most prestigious golf courses, Maison Ocre is a wonderful gem in a prime location just north of beautiful Biarritz.

The villa was built in 1925 by a famous French architect yet in a very traditional Spanish style, quite a contrast to many of the Basque villas you will see in this region. The living space is quite spectacular with two large rooms, sumptuous sofas, an elegant reading corner and even a pool table whilst the dining room is full of light, right next to the charming kitchen with its beautiful wooden table and period cooker. Patio doors from the dining and living rooms open up to a wonderful tiled patio with outdoor sofas and dining tables; you would be forgiven for thinking you were in Andalucia rather than southern France.

Upstairs there are five delightful bedrooms, each one with its own character from a sweet children’s room to an impressive master bedroom with its own balcony. Some of the rooms interconnect, others share bathrooms and one of the pretty doubles has its own terrace. The one thing they all share is their homely and cosy ambience in this lovely part of the house.

What’s more there’s also a gym and a sauna in the basement alongside two simple but comfortable bedrooms and shower rooms, maybe ideal for teens looking for a little more independence during their stay or their young visiting friends.

Head outside to the relaxing gardens where you will find the heated swimming pool and a fantastic summer kitchen with a plancha barbecue and pizza oven, another great space for leisurely al-fresco dining after a day at the beach.

In a prime residential location, it’s just a short walk to the wonderful Plage d’Ocean, one of Anglet’s wilder beaches to the north. This part of the coastline is popular with surfers and there’s a lovely promenade where you can walk, cycle or skateboard by the beach.

The prestigious and incredibly beautiful Golf de Chiberta is also just a stroll away whist downtown Biarritz is just 5km away with its amazing restaurants, Art-Deco architecture and fantastic beaches.

If you wish to venture further afield and discover more of this Basque region, hire a car or take a private guided tour to discover idyllic villages inland such as Ainhoa or Sare, two of France’s Plus Beaux Villages or the seaside village of Ciboure where Matisse once lived.

Maison Ocre offers space, character and comfort in one of north Biarritz’ most prime locations and is sure to impress in every way.

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 caretaker lives on site in an annexe of the villa and can be called on in an emergency
  • It’s worth noting that the two bedrooms and shower rooms in the basement are simpler in style compared to the rest of the house

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Indoor Games Pool/Snooker DVD Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Villa Interiors (500 m2)

Ground Floor


- Living room with large sofas and doors leading out to patio
- Open-plan reading corner with fireplace
- Second living room with billiard table, TV, stone fireplace and doors leading out to patio
- Dining room with doors leading out to patio
- Kitchen, well equipped including period gas cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, juicer, toaster, kettle and wooden table and benches
- Separate WC

First Floor


- Bedroom One: Double bedroom (140x200cm bed) with desk and doors leading to a terrace
- Bedroom Two: Children’s bedroom with twin beds (90x190cm each)
- Bedroom Three: Double bedroom (160x200cm bed) with doors to the balcony
- Shower room with WC (with doors leading to bedrooms two and three)
- Bedroom Four: Double bedroom (160x200cm bed) with bathroom and WC (which also connects to master bedroom)
- Bedroom Five: Master bedroom with double bed (160x200cm bed), TV, living area, desk and doors to a balcony. Shower room with WC

Basement

- Gym
- Sauna
- Laundry room
- Bedroom Six: Triple bedroom with double bed (140x200cm) and single bed (90x190cm) plus sink
- Bedroom Seven: Double bedroom (160x200cm) with desk and ensuite shower room with WC
- Separate shower room with WC (next to gym)

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool (13x4.5m) heated from mid-May to mid-September with electric safety shutter
- Poolside outdoor covered seating area
- Courtyard-style patio with outdoor lounge and al-fresco dining terrace
- Covered al-fresco dining terrace
- Outdoor kitchen with plancha and pizza oven
- Enclosed gardens
- Storage shed
- Outside parking in secured grounds

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Central heating
- Satellite and Apple TV
- DVD player
- Bose sound system
- Gym
- Sauna
- Hairdryers
- Fans (on request)
- Washing machine, dryer and iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Ocre
Walk to Beach <1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Maison Ocre is in a residential area just off the main road parallel to the coast, a short walk from Chiberta Golf Course, one of the most prestigious and most beautiful courses in France (do book well in advance). The beaches, Plage d’Ocean and Les Dunes, are also just over a five-minute walk away with their lovely promenade walkways, popular with walkers, cyclists and skateboarders.

You can walk up the Chiberta forests and a pretty lake near the coast in just under half an hour, part of the Izadia Ecological Park (open in the summer months) near the mouth of the Adour River. This is a lovely area for walks, bird spotting and there are discovery kits for children. This part of the coast also has a skate park near the beach, tennis courts, a thalassotherapy centre and a tree-top adventure course near the river.

You’ll find plenty of surfing schools along this part of the coast, as well as further south in central Biarritz; indeed this region has become a mecca for surfers from across the world. Oliver’s Travels guests can arrange surf coaching and/or equipment hire during their stay.

It's only 5km to downtown 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 La Grande Plage, Biarritz’ most famous beach.

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.

For a change of scene, head to Bayonne (6km) where you can walk around the narrow streets admiring the beautiful and historic architecture or walk along the river front.

Other coastal areas to visit include the picturesque town of Ciboure (27km) to the south where Matisse once lived and the lively resort of Saint-Jean-de-Luz (22km) 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 (32km) and Sare (31km), 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

(6.3km)

Nearest Train Station Biarritz

(6.2km)

Nearest Town/City Anglets/Biarritz

(5km/5km)

Nearest Restaurant Near Marinella Beach

(2.5km)

Nearest Shop Bakery

(3.2km)

Nearest Supermarket

(4km)

Nearest Beach Les Dunes

(550m-6mins walk)

Nearest Golf

(350m)

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.

Maison Ocre is in a prime location just a five-minute walk from Plage d’Ocean. There are also tennis courts within walking distance near the famous golf course.

Just further north, about a thirty-minute walk away, is a skate park and a tree-top activity centre as well as the Izadia Ecological Park (open in the summer months) which has activity packs for younger guests.

The 6km of coastline around Biarritz includes some wonderful beaches for families, not just the lovely Anglet beaches nearby (especially Marinella beach) but also smaller beaches further south such as Plage Milady and Cotes des Basques, which has become a favourite 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 downtown Biarritz you can take the little road-train along the coast for a more leisurely way to see the coast with a trip lasting 30 minutes.

The more energetic can head to the Lighthouse at the northern end of Biarritz (south of the Anglet coast) and climb the 200 or so steps to be rewarded with magnificent views or head to the incredible Rocher of the Vierge peninsular with its Eiffel bridge for more wonderful views.

If you want to explore further afield, 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
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

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 thalasso therapy 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.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
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.
Pets welcome? No.
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 The pool is open from mid May to mid October subject to weather conditions (cooler months may not be suitable for swimming).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 £4,197
Apr 4th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £4,764
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £11,563
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £4,764
Sep 26th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2021 £4,197
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 £4,764

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 €4,591
Apr 4th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €5,211
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €12,649
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €5,211
Sep 26th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2021 €4,591
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 €5,211

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 $5,063
Apr 4th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $5,747
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $13,949
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $5,747
Sep 26th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2021 $5,063
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 $5,747

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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