Villa Bidart

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

Enjoy the height of luxury at Villa Bidart, a holiday villa in Aquitaine with direct access to the beach. This classic Neo-Basque house sits above the Atlantic coast just south of Biarritz. Swim in a heated infinity pool or walk from the large garden to the beach. With panoramic vistas of the ocean and mountains from every room, maid service included and a media room featuring cable TV with surround sound, you’ll relax in style.

The villa’s six well-appointed bedrooms have modern en-suite bathrooms. Pick your favorite coffee from a well-stocked Nespresso machine in the massive state-of-the-art kitchen with gorgeous Spanish tiled floor. The house’s stunning architecture includes exposed wooden beams and glass-lined mezzanine. Two salons, one with a huge fireplace, have breathtaking views.

You’ll find this luxury villa in the centre of the idyllic village of Bidart, which has a vibrant market and restaurants. The Pyrenees-Atlantiques region draws sun-worshippers, surfers and outdoor enthusiasts to its world-famous beaches and the Pyrenees mountains. Known as the birthplace of golf in France, the Basque region holds 12 quality courses. Just 25 minutes away is San Sebastian, the epicentre of tapas/pintxos for gastronomic adventurers.

Villa Bidart is 6.6 km from the Biarritz airport.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Underfloor heating keeps you warm in the cooler months, and the ocean stays warm through the fall.
  • The discrete caretakers live moments away.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Bidart Interior
Villa Bidart is a classic Neo Basque house overlooking the beach, with six en-suite bedrooms, heated infinity pool, massive state of the art kitchen, media room, salon and pool deck. You are on the beach, right in the centre of the ancient village of Bidart on the outskirts of Biarritz.

Villa Facilities:
- Balcony
- Bath Tub
- Bath/Shower
- Coffee Maker
- Complimentary Toiletries
- Cooker
- Dining Area
- Dishwasher
- DVD Player
- En-suite Bath/Shower Room In Unit
- Extra Linen On Request
- Freezer
- Fridge
- Fridge/Freezer
- Ironing Facilities
- Kitchen
- LCD/Plasma Television
- Linen & Towels Supplied
- Living Room
- Log Fire
- Private Car Space
- Radio
- Satellite/Cable Television
- Ipad Air 2
- Sea/Loch View
- Shower Room
- Tea/Coffee
- Television
- Washing Machine

Amenities
Panoramic views from every room through 360 degrees over mountains and ocean
- Heated outdoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the sea (3.5m x 8m)
- 1300m garden overlooking the beach
- Direct path from garden to beach
- 6 bedrooms all with ensuite. 2 Twinnable beds and 4 Kingsize
- Underfloor heating
- Media room overlooking the beach
- Broadband wifi internet
- Cable TV with surround sound
- Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin sound system
- Nespresso, fully stocked
- 2 Salons, 1 with huge fireplace
- Massive state of the art kitchen
- Laundry room
- Outdoor barbecue  and dining area
- Secret lookout
- Garage
- Board store
- Egyptian cotton linen
- Frette towels.

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Bidart
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Bidart is on a shallow cliff overlooking Bidart’s main beach on the southern edge of Biarritz. On top of the beach, with panoramic views of the ocean and the Pyrenees. In the heart of the historic village of Bidart on the outskirts of Biarritz, this six bedroom villa is the most luxurious & well situated on the Basque coast.

Local Area
One of the most famous regions of France and renowned for its natural beauty, Pyrenées-Atlantiques is the pearl of the French Atlantic coast. A mecca for surfers and outdoor enthusiasts, a playground of the moneyed, a magnet for the gastronomically adventurous, and the ultimate sun-worshipping climate – it would be challenging to find anywhere so universally tempting as Biarritz and her neighboring regions.

Biarritz
In the 1800s and 1900s, Biarritz was the playground of Europe’s royal families, with its Grande Plage dominated by the Hotel du Palais, built by Napoleon III. Today its fan-base is slightly more democratised, with surfers, golfers, partygoers, snowboarders and sailors all drawn to its unique combination of southern France chic, renowned ocean waves and eclectic nightlife.

San Sebastian
The jewel of Northern Spain’s Basque Country. One of the most famous tourist destinations in Spain, San Sebastian is a ‘small big’ city dedicated to the finer things in life. The smaller scale of San Sebastian is deceptive however, as the city has now risen to the international stage hosting festivals and such for the world. The city is also home to 16 Michelin Stars, so you’ll certainly never be short of amazing restaurants in which to eat.

The Pyrenees
A dizzying natural landscape crying out to be scaled by mountain lovers. The Pyrenees mountain range is littered with hundreds of hiking trails set into undulating, often dramatic terrain, making the area a mecca for hikers and mountain bikers alike. The curving roads also serve as the ideal track for road cyclists. The region is also spoiled with no less than 5 excellent ski runs within very easy reach.

Biarritz is Basque, but with a clear Parisian influence. It sits on the edge of the Atlantic, but at the foot of the Pyrenees. Its unique position means that there is a distinct Spanish influence running through its architecture and cuisine. Biarritz is a wonderful example of a region with a rich cultural heritage like no other.

Things to do in Biarritz
When it comes to finding activities and pursuits to fill your days in Biarritz, Villa Bidartis is absolutely spoiled for choice. Whether it’s the renowned surfing locations, the idyllic French markets or the sumptuous culinary delights of the local restaurants, there is truly something for anyone seeking an experience to cherish.

Beach
Right on your doorstep you will find Bidart’s beaches: a selection of cliff-lined coves that link up at low tide. Water temperatures in summer are as high as 27c (86F), and stay good for swimming until mid-October. Other beautiful beaches nearby include Parlementia (at Guethary), Erretegia, and Ilbarritz.

Golf
The Basque country is often considered the birth place of golf in France. There are 12 top quality golf courses within quick and easy reach to satisfy any golfing itch – whatever your level of skill.
 
- Golf de Moliets
- Gold Hotel de Seignosse
- Golf d’Hossegor
- Golf de Chiberta
- Golf de Biarritz
- Golf d’ilbarritz
- Real Golf Club de San Sebastian
- Golf de Chantaco
- Golf de Bassussarry
- Golf d’Epherra
- Golf de la Nivelle

Festivals & Events
- January: San Sebastian La Tamborrada drum parades
- February: San Sebastian Carnivals and Tinker Day
- April: Avrilexpo in Biarritz
- May: Festival Des Arts De La Rue
- June: La Casetas (Surfing festival) in Biarritz
- Les Océanes in Biarritz
- San Sebastian Beer Fest
- Show jumping in Biarritz
- July: Biarritz Surf Festival – Roxy Pro
- Festival De Jazz
- Foire Internationale D’art Contemporain
- Fetes De La Magdalena
- Le BIG Festival
- Jazzaldia (San Sebastian Jazz Festival). This has become of the Spain’s most important events of its kind.
- Suez Gaz French Open in Biarritz
- July / August:   Fêtes de Bayonne (a 5-day world-famous festival)
- Semana Grande De Vitoria Fete Patronales
- Quinzaine Musicale
- Semana Grande De San Sebastian Fete Patronales
- Semana Grande De Bilbao Fete Patronales
- Marche Medieval
- September: Le Temps d’Aimer Biarritz dance festival
- San Sebastian International Film Festival
- Regates Trophee Bandera De La Concha
- Fete Des Jars
- Fete De La Vendange
- Foire D’Artisanat Medieval Vitoria Gasteiz
- Quiksilver Pro Landes

Markets
A defining feature of any Basque town is its friendly atmosphere and bustling market life, which can be found in the nearby towns any day of the week.
- Visit the historic Biarritz market in Les Halles.
- The Antiques Markets in Pau, Bayonne, Anglet and Cambo Les Bains are great for those with an eye for a good bargain.
- Walk out of The Beach House on a Saturday morning and saunter around the charming weekly Bidart market.
- If staying in the Summer months of July and August, Navarrenx evening market is also a real treat to behold.

Pintxos & Tapas
A twenty five minute drive away, San Sebastian is the epicentre of the Pintxos (Tapas), and is one of the top 10 eating experiences in the world. The old town in San Sebastian is packed with hundreds of small pintxos bars where you can eat tortillas, baby squid, delicious black pudding toasts, and other delicacies, accompanied by local ciders, sherry, or for something a bit different, a glass of sparkling Txakoli.

Highlights include Bar Nestor near the fruit market (cote de boeuf and amazing tomatoes), and Alcalde near the church (Ham and an array of pintxos).

The pintxos influence, however, is seen throughout the Basque country including in Biarritz, where the best to be found are in Bar Jean, in the Halles market zone.

Wine
If there is anyone who knows their wine it is the French, and the southwest regions are certainly no exceptions. Vineyards are set on the steep, sunny mountainsides surrounding the Baïgorry valley. Original Basque vine-varieties are used to make the local character-filled wine. Txakoli, once a farmer’s thirst-quencher, is now a unique local white wine that’s a perfect partner with seafood and pintxos.

For real wine connoisseurs The Beach House sits not a million miles from the Bordeaux wine region to the North East, while Rioja lies just a couple of hours south into Spain.

From Airports
- Biarritz: 6.6km (13 minutes)
- Bilbao: 138km (1 hour 25min)
- Bordeaux: 196km (1hour 55 mins)

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz

(6 km)

Nearest Ferry port Bilbao

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Bidart

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Biarritz
Nearest Restaurant Blue Cargo
Nearest Bar/Pub Blue Cargo
Nearest Beach Bidart
Nearest Golf Golf d’ilbarritz

(2 km)

Kids

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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.

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 2000 Euros. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time Check in between 16:00 and 18:00.
Departure time Check out between 08:00 and 10:00.
Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? Included
Pets welcome? Pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking is only allowed in some of the open air areas.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs - Children of all ages are welcome. - Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £13,096
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £18,108
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £13,096
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 £8,696
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £13,096
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 £8,696
Mar 28th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £13,096
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £18,108
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £13,096
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 £8,696

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €14,485
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €20,029
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €14,485
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 €9,619
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €14,485
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 €9,619
Mar 28th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €14,485
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €20,029
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €14,485
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 €9,619

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 19th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $16,281
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $22,513
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $16,281
Sep 28th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 $10,812
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $16,281
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 $10,812
Mar 28th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $16,281
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $22,513
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $16,281
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 $10,812

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Jeremy

How long have you owned the property?
04 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
It's a traditional Basque house in the middle of this historic village, but it's on the cliff overlooking 3 of Europes best surf spots.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
REALLY famous... but we can't talk about anyone by name - sorry!

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
Please find me a kilo of prawns to put on the plancha - but they must be alive!. We succeeded. Oh and Please take me snowboarding.... likewise (up the hill 90 minutes).

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Go the the Fete de Bayonne - "hallucinante!"

Really eat?
Go to San Sebastian and eat Pintxos. Or Harotzen Kosta for seafood.

Really see?
The Pyrenees - in snow or sun - beautiful

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The St Jean de Luz markets are amazing - do all your shopping there. Moped v useful as easy to park. Sundowner at the Heteroclyte, a short stroll at Guethary.

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