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Our 2016 top-rated properties as measured by independent client reviews collector Feefo. To see what our clients are saying visit the property's page or check out our Reviews page

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Fantastic early booking savings for summer 2017...

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Popular Destinations

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The Aquitaine coast is home to some fabulous seaside towns, some quite famous, others not so well known and worth discovering too - take a look
Hossegor beach


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A smart sea-side town, Europe's surfing capital, and especially popular with families with teenagers

47 properties
Cap Ferret restaurant

Cap Ferret

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Barbados meets Bordeaux! A relaxing natural environment with the subtle refinements of French life

17 properties
Biarritz grande plage


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Style, glamour and a laid-back ambience, all in a breath-taking sea-side setting - Biarritz is back!

23 properties
Moliets sunset


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Popular with active families thanks to superb beaches, surfing, cycle trails, kayaking, tennis, golf & more

21 properties
Periere beach Arcachon


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Seaside 'oyster town' with safe, sandy beaches, stunning scenery & cuisine. A hit with families and couples

13 properties
Lacanau ocean beach


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Active 'pine forest & beach' destination - surfing, cycling, water sports, golf, tennis & horse-riding

12 properties
Biscarrosse lac


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Lively summer resort with a stunning ocean beach, picturesque lakes, in a lovely area of dunes and pine forests

11 properties
St Jean de Luz bay & beach

St Jean de Luz

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Basque Country gem - charming fishing port with great restaurants, boutiques & family-friendly beach

13 properties
Soulac beach


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Attractive, up-and-coming Medoc sea-side town with fantastic beach and much to explore nearby

2 properties

Looking For Inspiration?

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Looking for inspiration? Try our picks below - villas with pools, walk to beach rentals, villas with lots to do nearby, and more...
Private holiday villas in Aquitaine

Private Villas with Pools

Our collection of fabulous independent villas with their own private pool, each one personally vetted by us. Most are close to the fantastic beaches of the Aquitaine coast.

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Aquitaine walk to beach rentals

Walk To Beach

What the majority of clients ask/wish for! The rentals we've selected below are genuinely no more than 1 km to the beach and some are no more than a few steps...

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Villa Resorts

Resort villas with pools

Villas with private pools, near beaches, ideal for active families - surfing, water sports, golf, cycling, horse-riding and more...

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Villas with pools Moliets Plage

Flexible changeover

Want to stay for 10 nights? Want to avoid travelling at the weekend? Check the La Prade and Clairiere villa estates at Moliets...

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Holiday Parks in France

Holiday Parks

Small & friendly parks with a pool, other facilities and in great locations too - ideal for young families, especially on a budget, and great for kids to make friends...

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Les Villas Milady Biarritz

Biarritz Beach Villas

You want Biarritz, the beach, smart accommodation and a pool?! Try these brand new contemporary townhouses - Les Villas Milady...

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Villa Azkaine

The very best

You can still look even if you can't book! Here's a dozen or so of the very best holiday rentals available in south west France...

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Villas with stunning swimming pool

Stunning Pool!

Infinity pools, 18m pools, pools with superb views - check out these superb villas for your holiday...

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French holiday resorts for teenagers


The Aquitaine coast is brilliant for active teenagers, especially surfers and body-boarders. Try these teenager-friendly resorts and rentals...

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St Jean de Luz villa rental

Ticks All Boxes!

You want to walk to the beach, walk to restaurants and have a private pool? Better go to Villa Baita in St Jean de Luz - we'll throw in a sea view too!

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A New Holiday Experience

Are you looking for an experience on your holiday?  Something new? Or simply taking the time to enjoy activities that you already love, but in a different environment...  

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Online booking announcement

Online booking goes live!

We are delighted that, with the recent introduction of online booking, finalising your holiday plans with Alternative Aquitaine is now even quicker and easier! 

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6 of the Best Reasons to Book Your Holiday With an Agent!

We are positive that there is not just a place for a booking agent in the world of travel but that booking agents provide a fundamentally important service to customers which it is impossible to automate...

Our top reasons why Biarritz is the best alternative destination for a winter break

Although not an obvious destination for a winter break, the winter months, and particularly Christmas, is a delightful time of year to visit Biarritz...

competition entry

Time is running out to enter our 2016 competition!

To enter, all you have to do is submit your name and email address, the winner will be chosen at random on 1st December 2016.

school summer holiday fun!

How to get ahead and make school summer holiday planning a breeze...

We reveal our most popular villas for summer holiday dates; they sell like hot croissants so it's best to book early!

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October holidays : top 5 reasons to visit south west France this Autumn

Looking for ideas for an October holiday? Aquitaine in south west France is the perfect destination for some Autumn sunshine, adventure, delicious food and local wine...

Fancy winning a free week of accommodation at The Surf Loft?

To enter, all you have to do is submit your name and email address, the winner will be chosen at random on 1st December 2016.

We're stoked to be the travel partner for the London Surf Film Festival 2016!

To ease the return to reality after a fantastically hot summer full of great waves, we have teamed up with the London Surf Film Festival and couldn't be more excited to be the official travel partner of the event!

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Where is Europe's California?

You can probably think of several places where it most definitely is not - but any ideas where it could be...?

Back to School: an education in viticulture in Bordeaux

One of The New York Times' top destinations for 2016, Bordeaux has been transformed recently into a cool and cultured destination for those in the know...

Try Something New on Holiday!

Why not personalise your stay in Aquitaine and try something new whilst you are on holiday? Or simply enjoy the opportunity to enjoy a sport or pastime that you never have enough time for in your day to day life...

What are you doing the week beginning 2nd July?

There's now just one week still available at the beautiful Villa d'Ilbarritz this summer. If you don't have plans for the first week in July, we've got a great idea for you...

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