The Basque House

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

Proudly perched above the dramatic coastline of the Atlantic Ocean just moments from the heart of vibrant St-Jean-de-Luz in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, The Basque House boasts one of the most sought-after locations along this famous stretch of coast, with interrupted views out over its glistening waters. Sleeping up to 16 guests over three levels, this spectacular villa offers guests luxurious living in a traditional 1930’s-style dwelling. 

As you enter this grand abode, you’ll be greeted by a wonderful large living area, bathed in natural light through a series of beautiful French windows out onto a balcony, offering views out over the ocean. The décor throughout the villa presents bright neutral tones, with stylish furniture and striking artwork. There is also a dining room and stylish well-quipped kitchen with doors out onto a fabulous dining terrace. The lower level boasts another delightful living space and second kitchen with doors out on to the spectacular garden terrace. 

There are 7 luxurious double or twin bedrooms within The Basque House, each enjoying attractive ensuite bathrooms and comprise of the same stylish contemporary décor that extends throughout the house. You’ll find the lovely master bedroom on the ground floor with spectacular sea views, three bedrooms on the first floor also offering stunning views out towards the ocean and three further rooms on the garden level with direct access onto a fabulous terrace. Finally, two simple single bedrooms on the lower level make this a nine-bedroomed home.

The sprawling grounds here at The Basque House are truly spectacular, and with over 3000sq m, you’ll love the quiet privacy they afford. Whether you’re dining al fresco late into the balmy evenings on the large terrace area, cooling off on hot afternoons in the enticing swimming pool or perhaps you’re challenging your partner to a game of tennis on its private court, these well-maintained gardens are a true delight. Simply soaking up the breath-taking views out over the lush green vegetation down onto the sparkling blue waters is enough to relax and de-stress the most anxious soul.

The location of this impressive residence really is second-to-none. Situated in a residential area with the ocean quite literally on your doorstep, you’ll love its peaceful setting yet know that in only 2km you’ll find yourself in the centre of lively St-Jean-de-Luz. With much of Biarritz’ vibrancy but without the crowds, this pretty seaside town is steeped in historical and architectural heritage, offering some wonderful family friendly beaches, together with an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants. 

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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 two single bedrooms on the garden level are small and simple in style compared to the rest of the house
  • You will need a car to explore the wonderful coastline as well as the spectacular Basque villages inland

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Heating Waterfront

Villa Interiors (approx. 500m. sq)

Upper Ground Floor

- Large living room with French windows onto balcony
- Dining room
- Double bedroom with sea view, dressing room and ensuite bathroom with shower and WC
- Kitchen with doors onto covered poolside terrace (gas cooker, two dishwashers, two ovens, microwave)
- WC

Lower Garden level

- Living room with second kitchen, lounge area with TV and access to large terrace and garden
- Double/twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and WC
- Double/twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and WC
- Double/twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath and WC
- Single bedroom
- Single bedroom with washbasin 

First Floor

- Double/twin bedroom with sea-view and ensuite bathroom with bath and WC
- Double/twin with sea-view and ensuite bathroom with bath and WC
- Double/twin with sea-view and ensuite bathroom with bath and WC

Outside Grounds (5000m sq)

- Heated Swimming Pool 16.5 x 3.5 m (with electric shutter)
- Sun-loungers
- Terrace areas with seating and dining area
- BBQ
- Ping pong table
- Parking
- Electric gate

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- TV
- DVD player
- Table football
- Ping pong table
- Home alarm
- Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of The Basque House
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing 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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The Basque House boasts one of the most sought-after locations along the Pyrénées-Atlantique – in a residential area, just metres from the dramatic coastline of the Atlantic Ocean and about half-an-hour walk or short drive to the heart of vibrant St Jean de Luz (2km).

Originally a small fishing port at the mouth of the River Nivelle, St Jean de Luz later became a fashionable resort for well-to-do French, English and Spanish tourists in the late 19th century. Now you’ll find a quintessential Basque seaside town steeped in historical and architectural heritage, where you’ll navigate between atmospheric narrow streets, a lively harbour and a sparkling sandy beach.

Enjoy some fresh seafood at La Boete, one of the many seafood restaurants in the streets surrounding the Port, visit the wonderful Church of St John the Baptist where the marriage of Louis XIV took place in 1660, and if you’re lucky stumble across a local orchestra performing in Place Louis XIV. Or perhaps spend the afternoon with little ones at one of the many kid’s clubs along the Grande Plage beach. For the more experienced surfer head north to Acotz beach for some spectacular waves. With quad bike excursions and coastal hikes being just a few more activities you can try in St Jean de Luz, you’ll never get bored, and with a number of relaxing spa’s in town you can recover in luxury.

St Jean de Luz’ little sister town of Ciboure, is well worth a visit, just 4.5km away. The birthplace of the composer Maurice Ravel and home of artist Henri Matisse, Ciboure will charm visitors with its old-town full of stone and timber-framed houses, its picturesque fishing port and its bustling Sunday morning market. The beach is fantastic for swimming and sunbathing, watching the boats come and go under the watchful eye of Fort Socoa in the distance.

Another seaside town well worth visiting is the sprawling medieval town of Hendaye lying 15km south of the villa, sitting on the Spanish border, where you’ll find plenty to amuse the whole family. Split into two, the medieval Basque old town is situated on a picturesque hilltop where the impressive Château Abbadia can be accessed on the outskirts of town, whilst a lovely sandy beach and modern marina sit down in the peninsular below. Catch a boat from here to some of the beautiful towns on the Spanish coast.

Further north, 17km away, you’ll find the glittering gem in the Pyrénées-Atlantique crown, Biarritz, 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 La Grande Plage. You will find some wonderful restaurants in the Port des Pecheurs, the former fishing port, where ordering some beautifully fresh seafood is a must. A fantastic atmosphere can be found around the Port Vieux where you’ll discover a small sheltered beach loved by locals and the town’s main shopping street, Rue Port Vieux. Beautiful Art Deco buildings can be appreciated all around the town and especially along the beach, including the casino (also home to a theatre and swimming pool) and the Aquarium which is a must for sea-lovers or families.

The lovely picturesque villages inland should not be overlooked, with the majestic Pyrénées on your doorstep you have a great selection, including two of France’s Plus Beaux Villages; pretty Ainhoa (21km) 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 Pyrénées, where there are some restaurants with incredible views as well as some outstanding hiking opportunities.

With other activities ranging from horse riding, sailing, white water rafting and even paragliding all accessible in the local area, together with the 25km coastal path from Hendaye up to Bidart, you’ll never be short of things to do while staying at The Basque House.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz

(14km)

Nearest Train Station Ciboure

(3km)

Nearest Town/City St Jean de Luz

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant (summer only)/St Jean de Luz

(300m/2km)

Nearest Shop St Jean de Luz

(2km)

Nearest Beach St Jean de Luz

(2km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Chantaco

(4km)

Kids

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

In St-Jean-de-Luz (2km) there are plenty of family-friendly activities such as trampoline parks, mini golf and a road-train to beautiful sandy beaches featuring playgrounds and games. Additionally, the surf here is gentler than further north, so an ideal place for those budding surfers to learn.

The Basque region’s biggest adventure park is situated 12km from the property. Oihana Adventure Park is suitable for children from 6 years and up, with dynamic treetop courses for older children. They also offer Paintball here for the more gung-ho!

The main beach in Hendaye (15km) is very family orientated, with beach clubs for children, plenty of ice cream shacks, washrooms and tent hire. You should know that there is a nudist beach at the far end so don’t pitch up in the wrong area!

The 6km of coastline around Biarritz (17km) includes many wonderful beaches suitable for families. La Grande Plage in the heart of the Biarritz is a vibrant playground for any youngster. But there are 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. 

This entire area is a mecca for surfers from around the globe, so you’ll never be far from a surf school for beginners of all ages, including children. 

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
  • 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

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

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 included at this property:

- 3 hours of maid service per week

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 €4000 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, including pool towels.
Energy costs included? Included.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 2 weeks in July and August, 1 week during all other periods.
Changeover day Saturday.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
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 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 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 18th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £21,374
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 £15,557
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £21,374
Aug 29th 2020 - Jan 18th 2021 £15,557

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 18th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €22,629
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 €16,471
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €22,629
Aug 29th 2020 - Jan 18th 2021 €16,471

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 18th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $25,430
Aug 31st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 $18,510
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $25,430
Aug 29th 2020 - Jan 18th 2021 $18,510

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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