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How does this sound - a fortnight's holiday in a villa with your own private pool, somewhere warm and beautiful in south west France? Well, if you're keen on that idea then here's a selection of 20 or so of our favourite villas each with a fortnight available this summer during the school holidays. 

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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

46 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

Moliets sunset


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

22 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!

27 properties

Periere beach Arcachon


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

15 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

12 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

11 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 Biarritz | 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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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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Family Holiday Parks in South West France

Family Holiday Parks

Small & friendly family holiday 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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Best quality holiday rentals

The very best quality rentals

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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London to Bordeaux train

London to Bordeaux train link - combine a trip to the city and the countryside!

Look no further for your Bordeaux accommodation - Alternative Aquitaine is a regional holiday rental specialist offering a wide selection of rental accommodation in the Bordeaux countryside. Whether you're looking for Bordeaux cottagesBordeaux villasBordeaux villas with pools or Bordeaux holiday parks, we have a choice of accommodation in Bordeaux to suit every requirement! 

Villa Clara, Biarritz, Aquitaine

Fabulous ideas for shared holidays in South West France!

Do you look forward to sharing holiday time with your friends or family?  We have some great holiday ideas to help you to make the most of spending time together this summer!

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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