Villa Magellan

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Pool Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

With a lovely garden and mountain views towards La Rhune, yet just a 10-minute drive to the sea, Villa Magellan is all about stylish interiors in a beautiful and verdant setting.

Over three levels, this contemporary villa sleeps up to 10 guests across six bedrooms, each with their own bath or shower room. On the lower floor, four double bedrooms all open out to a long terrace. A fifth bedroom can be found on the main level whilst upstairs at the top of the house the master bedroom has its own TV, dressing room and terrace.

Whether staying with family or friends, gather together in the spacious living and dining room with stylish furnishings and striking artwork. Floor to ceiling sliding doors bring the glorious outside in with the decked terrace just a few steps away, a perfect spot for al-fresco meals and sundowners with such lovely views all around you.

The elevated position of the swimming pool means you can enjoy the wonderful scenery as you relax on one of the sunbeds or lay out a picnic on the hill by the palm trees. Yet despite this picturesque and rural setting, you are also close to the fantastic beaches of the Atlantic coast and the welcoming fishing town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, only ten minutes away by car.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz is home to fine beaches, fantastic golf courses, excellent sea-food restaurants and a lovely atmosphere in its old town. Nearby Ciboure is also full of charm, once the home of Henri Matisse, and a visit to the Sunday morning market is a must.

Then there’s Hendaye and the Spanish border to the south and magnificent Biarritz and its well-known surfing beaches to the north. Not to mention the many stunning walks along the marked coastal paths or around nearby idyllic villages and La Rhune. This part of the French Basque country certainly offers something for everyone.

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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.
  • In a beautiful setting, a stream runs through the end of the grounds.
  • It’s also worth noting that there are a number of steps and terraced/sloping levels across this villa and its gardens.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath DVD Heating

Villa Interiors (450m2)

Main Floor

-    Entrance to villa
-    Open-plan living-dining room with TV, table for 8-10 guests and doors leading to terrace
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and TV. Table for up to 6 guests
-    Bedroom with double bed (140cm) and bathroom with shower and separate WC

Upper Floor

-    Master bedroom with double bed (180cm), TV, dressing room and terrace. En suite bathroom with shower, bath, WC and two sinks

Lower Ground Floor (all rooms open up to a shared terrace)

-    Bedroom with double bed (160cm), single bed (90cm) and bathroom with shower and bath
-    Bedroom with double bed (180cm) and shower room
-    Bedroom with double bed (140cm), single bed (80cm) and shower room
-    Bedroom with double bed (180cm) and bathroom with shower, bath and two sinks
-    WC (x2)
-    Laundry room

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (14x5.8m) with safety shutter
-    Al-fresco dining terrace and lounge (main floor with railings)
-    Plancha
-    Vast grounds (approx. 4 acres)
-    Stream (at end of garden)
-    Parking areas (on two levels)
-    Electric gate


-    Wi-Fi
-    TVs (x3)
-    DVD/BluRay player
-    CD player
-    Washing machine and dryer


About the surrounding area of Villa Magellan
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Magellan enjoys a rural setting with picturesque views towards La Rhune, just a ten-minute drive from St-Jean-de-Luz and the beaches of the Atlantic coast.

The nearest village, around 5km away, is a traditional Basque village with beautiful houses, a lovely central square and church. As well as a grocery store, there is a handful of restaurants along its pretty lanes and Saturday morning is the time to visit for the bustling market.

Other wonderful villages close by include Sare (13km) and Ainhoa (20km), both classified as two of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ with gorgeous scenery all around them. This region is ideal for hikers with La Rhune and glorious Basque landscapes so close. You can also visit the summit of La Rhune via the wooden train that departs from its old-fashioned train station near Sare.

As well as scenic countryside on your doorstep, the Atlantic coast is never far away. St-Jean-de-Luz (8km) is easily reached, a great place to spend time exploring the old town before relaxing on its beach. Families will love all the summer activities such as trampolines, mini-golf, play areas and a little road train that tours you through the town.

Ciboure (8km) is also full of charm, once the home of Henri Matisse. The sheltered bay is a pleasant spot and there is a range of watersports on offer whilst the harbour is an attractive area to stroll around with its cafes and restaurants. Visit on a Sunday morning to experience the atmospheric market.

Heading north, come across some of the Atlantic coast’s brilliant beaches in and around Guéthary, Bidart and all the way to Biarritz – look out for some superb surfing spots and many surfing schools catering for all from beginners to the most experienced. La Côte des Basques is one of the most famous surfing beaches but there are many more, including the Anglet coastline, just north of Biarritz.

Biarritz (25km) is known for its glamourous reputation and is a fine place to spend the day. Wander along La Grande Plage, dine in a high-end restaurant, peruse some of the interesting shops and pick up all sorts of Basque delicacies in Les Halles covered market.

In the other direction, visit Hendaye (14km) on the Spanish border – keen walkers could even follow the wild coastal trail, La Basque Corniche, that links Ciboure to Hendaye with the most spectacular scenery.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Biarritz Airport


Nearest Train Station Saint-Jean-De-Luz - Ciboure


Nearest Village


Nearest Restaurant Local village and area

(Within 5km)

Nearest Supermarket Small spar in local village


Nearest Town Saint-Jean-de-Luz/Ciboure


Nearest Beach Saint-Jean-de-Luz/Ciboure


Nearest Golf Golf de la Nivelle


About Biarritz

Ah, the French Basque Country… a region that has such a mix of Basque tradition and French charm that it immediately wins the heart of every tourist that visits. What’s not to love? The incredible beaches, friendly locals and fusion of Spanish and French cultures is one-of-a-kind.

While you’re enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Biarritz, you may well want to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

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

The lovely beaches in and around Saint-Jean-de-Luz are just a short drive away. In the summer months there are lots of family-friendly activities such as mini-golf, trampolines, a little road train that takes you around the town as well as beach volleyball and surfing. For a break away from the beach, take the kids to play or have a picnic in the town’s park, Parc Ducontenia.

Keen surfers can also head further up the coast, where the surf is often more challenging, and find surfing schools dotted around near Guéthary, Bidart, Biarritz and beyond.

The adventure tree-top courses and paint-balling of Oihana Adventure Park are also close by, as well as the Wow Adventure Park where you can take part in all sorts of outdoor activities. Both centres are usually open from early April to autumn.  

Young transport enthusiasts will love the old-fashioned wooden train that takes you to the summit of La Rhune from nearby the gorgeous village of Sare. At the top you are rewarded with amazing views of both the Atlantic coast and Pyrénées on a good day.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • DVD

Services Available

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


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

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:

  • 4 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 350 Euros for whole villa.

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!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €3000 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.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 14 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool towels included? Pool towels can be rented at the cost of €8 per towel, please advise us if required before your final balance is due.
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, personal 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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool heating charge? Included.

Rental Rates

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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