Villa de la Rhune

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

As its name suggests, this fantastic villa bathes in the shadows of La Rhune mountain, in between the Pyrénées and the Atlantic Ocean just 9km from Biarritz. Just moments from a world class coastline, famed for its wild landscape, golden sand and of course tremendous waves, Villa de la Rhune offers up to 10 guests a modern 5 bedroom dwelling in a peaceful location.

Upon entry you’ll be greeted by a marvellous open plan living room, into which the spiral staircase descends, with an abundance of natural light streaming in from one of its many floor-to-ceiling windows. With stylish décor and plenty of comfortable seating, you’ll love entertaining in this living-dining space, especially as French windows can be thrown open onto a spectacular terrace area. There is also a separate modern kitchen and laundry room on this level.

The bedrooms here at Villa de la Rhune are all nicely presented with bright modern décor, with some benefiting from French windows and juliet balconies. Two can be found on the ground floor, one double and one single convertible to a double, both with their own shower rooms. The remaining 3 bedrooms are situated upstairs as you pass a charming study on the mezzanine area. They include a delightful master bedroom, a double and a twin, with some enjoying lovely views out onto the luscious grounds below.

Surrounded by an abundance of trees and fauna, the grounds here are a fantastic space to relax and unwind in. The huge shaded terrace area offers stylish seating and a separate dining area, ideal for cooking up some local delicacies on the Plancha BBQ. And with views out onto the amplitude of green vegetation below you’ll love to while away the afternoon entertaining with friends or family as the sun goes down. Just a few steps down, you’ll find a superb heated outdoor pool, with modern decking and elegant loungers, large enough for the whole family to enjoy making a splash in.

Whilst you won’t want to leave this lovely contemporary haven, if you do, you’ll find a quaint village just a couple of minute’s drive away offering all the basic amenities you will need and some traditional restaurants. The glittering jewel in the crown of this fantastic coastline, Biarritz, is only 9km away. Whilst your nearest beach, just 6 km from the villa, is a 5km stretch of beautiful beaches from Guéthary to Bidart, offering everything a young family to an accomplished surfer could want.

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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
  • It is advisable to hire a car to explore the fabulous coastline and the beautiful countryside inland
  • The villa offers a mix of double bedrooms, twins and a single that converts to a double

Property Features

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

Villa Interiors (220msq)

Ground Floor

- Open plan living room-dining area, with TV
- Modern well-equipped kitchen (Fridge, freezer, induction hob, ceramic hob, oven, microwave
- Laundry room
- Double bedroom (140cm), dressing room, and adjoining room with single bed (120cm)
- Shower room
- Bedroom with 1 single bed convertible into a double bed (160cm) and ensuite shower room with WC

Upstairs 

- Master bedroom with double bed (160cm), dressing room and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower and WC
- Double bedroom (160cm)
- Twin bedroom
- Shower room with WC

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool with rolling electric shutter
- Sun-loungers 
- Plancha-style barbecue
- Shaded terrace seating and dining area
- Parking inside the property grounds for 3/ 4 cars 

Facilities

- Heating
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- DVD Player
- Washing machine
- Dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa de la Rhune
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <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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Situated at the foothills of the majestic Pyrénées, with views of The Rhune mountain, and just moments from the Atlantic coast, this fantastic villa offers guests the perfect location near the quiet countryside with a world-famous coastline just a few minutes’ drive away. With a smattering of neighbours, and a pretty village 1.5km down the road, you’ll feel sufficiently secluded whilst knowing you have local amenities on your doorstop.

The picturesque beach towns of Guéthary and Bidart are a 10-minute drive away. Once a small fishing village, Guéthary has become a stylish getaway for the Basque coast’s jet set. Set out along a steep green hillside that leads down to an attractive harbour and rugged seafront, it provides a perfect spot for an afternoon meander around its winding walkways, amongst some lovely art deco architecture. 

With 5km of spectacular beaches between Guéthary and Bidart you’ll be spoilt for choice. To the north are larger, more accessible beaches such as Plage d'Ilbarritz where you will also find a great golf course with amazing views as well as a couple of famous beachside restaurants. Plage de Milady is also a popular place with a nice promenade, playground and the fantastic museum Cité de l'Océan nearby. And for die hard surfers head to Parlementia Beach boasting a mythical wave sometimes compared to that of Sunset Beach in Hawaii.

If you’re looking to experience a little more glitz and glamour, head north to the heart of Biarritz (9km), 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. Considered one of the finest surf beaches in the world, the Grande Plage is a place to see and be seen, but head slightly up the coast to the long sandy beach Côtes des Basques for a truly authentic surfing experience. You will find some superb restaurants in the Port des Pecheurs, the former fishing port, where ordering some beautifully fresh seafood is a must. Food lovers don’t miss the fantastic market at the Halles de Biarritz, offering many delicious Basque specialities, from delicious touron (marzipan), succulent locally cured ham as well as mussels, mushrooms and so much more.

Other coastal areas that are definitely worth a visit include the picturesque town of Ciboure (15km) to the south where Matisse once lived and the lively resort of Saint-Jean-de-Luz (14km) 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.

For a change of scenery, venture inland to explore some traditional Basque villages, such as two of France’s Plus Beaux Villages; pretty Ainhoa (20km) and Sare (18km), 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 spectacular views as well as some keen hiking opportunities. Hiking in this area is second to none, if you’re lucky you’ll even stumble across local shepherds as they tend to their flocks.

For the sporting amongst you, it’s not just the surf that attracts people to this area. The whole region offers an extended range of outdoor activities, such as walking, horse-back riding, fishing, golf, cycling, and canoeing. You won’t be disappointed.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz

(7km)

Nearest Train Station Biarritz

(7km)

Nearest Village

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1.5km)

Nearest Supermarket

(5km)

Nearest Shop Bakery

(1.5km)

Nearest Beach Guéthary/Bidart

(5km)

Nearest Golf Golf d'Arcangues

(6km)

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • DVD

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 €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? Included.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Pool heating charge? Extra €100 per week/per week 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 18th 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 £6,193
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £5,191
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £5,590
Jul 25th 2020 - Mar 21st 2021 £6,193

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 18th 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 €6,686
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €5,604
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €6,034
Jul 25th 2020 - Mar 21st 2021 €6,686

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 18th 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 $7,401
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $6,203
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $6,680
Jul 25th 2020 - Mar 21st 2021 $7,401

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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