Smart, modernised Biarritz town house in central location.
What makes Maison St Charles a great holiday rental
It is a traditional town house, recently renovated to a good standard with generous living space, and sunny rear terrace for dining outside, plus three bedrooms upstairs. It is located just 50m from the centre of Biarritz's charming St Charles district, and a 10-15 minute walk from the beaches, shopping & restaurants in Biarritz centre. In all, a very pleasant place to stay & become a Biarritz resident for a week or two!
Beach-loving families, golfers, surfers, spa treatment fans looking for good, well-located accommodation.
Biarritz is the most famous resort in Aquitaine and offers brilliant surfing, shopping, golf and lots more attractions too. St Charles is a charming district of Biarritz with a 'village-y' feel and has a good selection of shops & a few places to eat. Nearby are pretty Basque country villages, dramatic Pyrenean peaks, Spain's glamorous San Sebastien.
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Justin & Alex
A nicely-renovated town house with character features & well-equipped.
The renovation of Maison St Charles was completed in 2007 to a very good standard. The bathrooms, kitchen & equipment are contemporary and high quality, the living areas and bedrooms good quality. Dark-stained exposed floorboards and plain white walls downstairs give a fresh & chic continental feel. Upstairs the same neutral colour-scheme and sea-grass-style floor are pleasant and modern. The house is spacious, 150m2 altogether.
The on-street entrance and hall are shared with the neighbouring property, but once inside the property and terrace are independent. The entrance door leads into the main downstairs living & dining area with open-plan kitchen. The sitting room is in the front bay , and includes a marble fireplace, 2 sofas seating 4 (one convertible into a double sofa bed if required) and television. A dining table and chairs seating 8 is situated at the other end of this room, separated from the kitchen by a breakfast bar.
The kitchen is modern & well-equipped, including washing machine, dishwasher, double-oven range & hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee-maker, and the usual utensils.
A doorway leads down from the living room to a basement with some storage space.
A wooden stair case leads upstairs to a good-sized upper landing. The rear part of teh landing is configured as a working space, additional sitting/reading area or could be a suitable play area for children. It contains a desk, and convertible sofa bed; French doors open onto a small balcony overlooking the rear terrace.
There are three bedrooms in all: a large master bedroom with large double bed, plus two twin bedrooms; one of these is decorated in a style making it more suitable for children.
There are also two shower rooms upstairs, each also with basin and WC.
Sliding glass doors open from the rear of the dining room onto the rear walled terrace, a small but sunny & pleasant outside space, nicely decked and with a few plant pots and garden table & chairs for 4. (Please note that because this is quite a built-up location the terrace is overlooked.)
3 (Master double bedroom, 2 children's twin bedrooms, plus upstairs office/sitting area with sofa bed)
2 (2 shower rooms)
Style of property:
Renovated townhouse with shared entrance.
No pets, sorry. No smoking in the house.
Mme RUSCILLO is often available for extra cleaning visits, shopping, babysitting – please make arrangements with her.
GPS: (43.486116, -1.549887657)
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Maison St Charles is located in Biarritz's charming St Charles district, a local shopping area with a 'village' feel distinct from central Biarritz. All the essentials are here: butcher, baker, greengrocer, cheese shop, wine shop, cafe and a couple of good restaurants! The beaches and boutiques of Biarritz centre are about 500m away: 10-15 mins on foot.
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Surfing · Kitesurfing · Windsurfing · Sailing · Water-skiing · Jet-skiing · Kayaking · Golf · Cycling · Horse-riding · Birdwatching · Fishing · Spa & thalassotherapy · Pelote Basque · Course Landaise ·
* Tour the Basque Country villages: Ascain, Ainhoa, Sare, La Bastide Clairance Cambo-les-Bains, Espelette and St-Jean-Pied-de-Port
* Visit Bayonne, the under-rated capital of the Pays Basque; sample its famous chocolates and hams and visit the splendid cathedral
* Stroll the stylish streets of St Jean de Luz and stay for a seafood lunch or supper
* Crossing the border into Spain & visit San Sebastian, Pamplona or the Guggenheim museum at Bilbao
* Explore the superb Pyrenees National Park for great walks and wildlife
Our Personal Highlights
* Watch the world go by on the Grande Plage promenade - it's like being in L.A!
* See the experts take on the surf at the Plage des Basques
* Take a stroll around the dramatic Rocher de la Vierge walkway, after dinner in one of Le Vieux Port's bistrots
* A round of golf at the attractive Chiberta or le Phare golf courses
* A spa treatment at the Atlanthal or le Miramar, or try retail therapy at Galeries Lafayette!
The Local Area: Biarritz
St Charles district
The house is located in Biarritz's charming St Charles district, a local shopping area with a 'village' feel distinct from central Biarritz. All the essentials are here: butcher, baker, greengrocer, cheese shop, wine shop, cafe and a couple of good restaurants! It's a 10-15 minute walk into the centre of Biarritz itself.
Biarritz's many amenities are a short walk away: cafés, restaurants, boutiques & the Grande Plage are all within 500m or so; Les Halles - Biarritz's bustling covered market - is a 10 minute walk, you need never use a supermarket while you are here!
After the wilderness years of the 1980s, this town is back in fashion. Celebrities and sports stars are flooding back to live in the region, turning their back on the Côte d'Azur. Biarritz is an eclectic place; it somehow manages to mix an affluent elderly population with a steady flow of well-dressed surfers plus a sprinkling of super-rich jetsetters on top. A compact and stylish town, Biarritz really does have something for everyone...famous beaches, museums, fine restaurants, boutiques, casino, golf courses, horse-riding and the south west's famous spa and thalassotherapy centres.
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“The property exceeded our expectations.”
Mrs D Rowbotham, stayed in 2010
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