Villa du Ciel

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Beach Walk to Village

There is an abundance of light and space in this magnificent villa which has been beautifully renovated with reminders of the Art Deco style so typical of the French Basque country. Villa du Ciel exudes sumptuousness and comfort with its luxurious furnishings, stylish artwork, pools and terraces from which the ocean can be admired.

The residence is built on four levels with a lift to take you from the rooftop Jacuzzi to the home cinema, courtyard pool, bedrooms and large living area and terrace on the other floors. It’s perfect for a group of twelve as well as providing plenty of space and refuge for those who need to get away from the crowd for a while, with five of its six bedrooms surrounding a courtyard with a pool. A further swimming pool is yours to enjoy in the vast gardens.

Enjoy spectacular vistas from the roof terrace across Ciboure and St Jean de Luz towards the Atlantic, over which the sun is sure to set each night. On a clear night immerse yourself in the Jacuzzi with a glass of Irouléguy wine, look up at the sky to be reminded of how brightly the stars shine when you are on holiday.

Walk down to charming Ciboure and take your time to visit the old town with its stone and timber-framed houses, wander along the pretty fishing port, look at the brightly coloured boats and Pavlovsky lighthouse before finding a picturesque café, bar or restaurant.

Cross over the river to nearby St Jean de Luz with its family-friendly activities, La Grande Plage, golf courses and more. Keen walkers can follow the magnificent coastal path all the way down to Hendaye on the Spanish border whilst to the north there are some of this coastline’s most famous surfing beaches from Bidart to Biarritz.

The glamour of beautiful and glitzy Biarritz is only a half-an-hour drive away or you may simply prefer to discover some of France’s Plus Beaux Villages inland such as Ainhoa with its pretty Basque houses and Sare, where you can take a wooden train up to the summit of La Rhune. With its majestic mountains and dazzling coastline, this part of south-western France is a wonderful region to explore.

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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
  • Some of the elegant shower rooms are either open-plan or glass-partitioned from the bedrooms
  • It’s a short walk downhill to the restaurants, shops and sea but uphill on the way back!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Hot Tub BBQ Cable TV Lift Sauna/Steam Home Cinema

Villa Interiors (420m2)

Garage Level

- Large garage for several cars
- Home Cinema
- Lift to upper floors 

Level 1

- Central courtyard with pool
- Bedroom with double bed (160m), shower room with WC
- Bedroom with double bed (160m), shower room with WC
- Bedroom with double bed (160m), shower room with WC
- Bedroom with double bed (160m) and dressing area
- Bedroom with two single beds.
- Hammam shower room shared by Bedrooms 5 and 6. 

Level 2

- Spacious open-plan living - dining area with comfortable seating, TV, dining table and doors to large terrace
- Modern open-plan kitchen and breakfast bar, well equipped with gas hob, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso machine. Outside terrace.
- Master bedroom with double bed (180cm), dressing area, shower room with WC, TV and doors to terrace
- WC 

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool with safety shutter and wooden terrace
- Garden 1400m2
- Outside terrace on Level 2 with comfortable seating and dining area
- Large roof-terrace on the top level with comfortable seating, dining area, Jacuzzi and Plancha barbecue
- Courtyard swimming pool
- Electric gate
- Garage parking for several cars

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Lift
- Two TVs
- Jacuzzi
- Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa du Ciel
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa du Ciel is situated on a hillside residential road in a historical area of Ciboure but very near its fishing port, shops and restaurants. Ciboure is sometimes described as the quieter “twin” of its livelier northern neighbour, St Jean de Luz, to which it is joined by a road bridge and separated by a harbour. Situated in south-western France, close to the border with Spain, both towns are sheltered by the natural bay.

The artist Matisse lived in Ciboure during the spring of 1940, just a few metres from the famous harbour home of composer Ravel who was born here in 1875. The lovely Quai Maurice Ravel is best viewed from the harbor of St Jean de Luz and remains a source of inspiration for many painters and photographers.

Ciboure has its own distinctive and relaxing atmosphere so take your time to visit the old town with its stone and timber-framed houses, wander along the pretty fishing port, admire the brightly coloured boats and Pavlovsky Art Deco lighthouse before finding a picturesque café, bar or restaurant.

Visit the Fort de Socoa (3km) and climb the circular tower or head straight to its beach where you’ll find water-based activities such as diving, paddle-boarding, catamarans, water skiing and more. Keen walkers will love the Basque Corniche, the magnificent path which follows coves and jagged cliffs all the way from Ciboure to Hendaye (11km) on the Spanish border.

Just a short walk from your villa is the imposing Church of Saint-Vincent, dating from the 16th century with unusual octagonal bell tower, magnificent altarpiece, many wall paintings, and the three rows of wooden balconies that are a common feature of Basque churches.

Cross the river to St Jean de Luz to view another typical church of the region, Église Saint - Jean Baptiste (2.1km) and admire the boat hanging from the ceiling representing the special relationship between the town and the ocean.

The pretty seaside town of St Jean de Luz (1.6km) was originally a small fishing port but later became a fashionable resort for well-to-do French, English and Spanish tourists in the late 19th century. Explore the pretty streets filled with shops and restaurants before heading down to the port, known for its tuna, anchovies and sardines. The town’s beach, La Grande Plage (4km), is a lovely place to spend the afternoon, especially with children. Across the town there are lots of family-friendly activities such as trampoline parks, mini golf and a road-train along the coast to beaches featuring playgrounds and games.

The waves are gentler here than further north so the area is the ideal place for those budding surfers to learn whilst experienced surfers will enjoy the impressive breakers at Acotz (8km). Further north, head to the surfing hang-outs of Guéthary (9.5km) and Bidart (12km) where you can ride the waves amongst some of the world’s finest surfers or just sit back and take in the magnificent beaches and landscapes.

This region is also a paradise for golfers with this area having two beautiful golf-courses, the nearest one being only 2km away with many others nearer Biarritz, including the prestigious Chiberta Golf Course (24km) with its stunning situation near the Anglet beaches.

Glamourous Biarritz is only 23km away, an elegant seaside resort dating back to the 19th century when aristocracy built their summer residences along this part of the coast. Dine in excellent restaurants along the beach, sip cocktails in trendy bars or shop in the wonderful Les Halles market full of Basque specialities to take home and cook.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz

(21.2km)

Nearest Train Station Gare St Jean de Luz- Ciboure

(2.8km)

Nearest Village Ciboure walking distance

(downhill)

Nearest Town/City St Jean de Luz/Biarritz

(1.6km/23km)

Nearest Restaurant

(300m (downhill))

Nearest Supermarket

(1.7km)

Nearest Shop Grocery store/bakery

(300m (downhill))

Nearest Beach Small beach next to port entrance/Plage Ciboure

(350m walk/1.5km)

Nearest Golf Golf de la Nivelle

(2km)

Kids

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

Lovers of water sports should head down to the coast and try out a variety of water-based activities in Ciboure where you can find diving, catamarans, paddle boarding, water-skis and more. Horse lovers will find riding stables nearby.

This region is a mecca for enthusiastic surfers from around the world, so you’ll never be far from a surf school for beginners of all ages, including children. The beaches further north, including

Acotz (8km), Guéthary (9.5km), and around Biarritz are renowned for their excellent surf.

In St Jean de Luz (1.6km) 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.

The Basque region’s largest adventure park is situated 9km from Villa du Ciel. Oihana Adventure Park is suitable for children over the age of 6 years, with adventure playground and dynamic treetop courses and giant zip wires for older children. They also offer Paintball here for the more gung-ho!

The main beach in Hendaye (11km) near the Spanish border is also very family orientated, with beach clubs for children, plenty of ice cream stalls, washrooms and tent hire.

Real train lovers should head to the inland village of Sare (15.3km) to catch the old wooden train up to the summit of La Rhune mountain where you will be 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
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Lift
  • Home Cinema

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:

- 9 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 €6500 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 7 nights.
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 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Jul 4th 2020 £18,734
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £15,852
Jul 25th 2020 - Feb 22nd 2021 £18,734

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Jul 4th 2020 €19,611
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €16,594
Jul 25th 2020 - Feb 22nd 2021 €19,611

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 22nd 2019 - Jul 4th 2020 $21,741
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $18,396
Jul 25th 2020 - Feb 22nd 2021 $21,741

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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