Appartement Castelcap

Feefo Rating 22 beach-front holiday apartment with superb sea views
Ref: 018 Capbreton
  • 2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • no pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Superb sea views

We Say

Sea views, a few steps to the beach and seafood restaurants in walking distance. A great choice for couples & surfers

Pricing & availability

Appartement Castelcap
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

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Offers

Fortnight Deals
  • 5% off 14+ night stays outside peak season - quoted prices include this discount.

Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen, bathroom towels & tea towels, beds made for arrival. Allocated outdoor parking space, wi-fi, water, gas, electricity & heating for winter lets.
  • Compulsory extras: 80 EUR cleaning charge if apartment not left clean
  • Optional extras: Housekeeping & babysitting services usually available. Three bikes available for hire locally at a cost of 25 EUR per week.
  • Security deposit: 500 GBP
  • Changeover day: Saturday-to-Saturday reservations in summer, although guests can arrive & depart freely. Flexible changeover day at other periods.
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 17:00, departure by 10:00 please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes l'Appartement Castelcap a great holiday rental

A lot of people ask us for a holiday rental with a sea-view. And not just a sea glimpse but a proper sea view! This offers the real thing with great views enjoyed from the living area and balcony. In fact, this is about as close to the beach as you can be without getting your toes wet - the beach of Capbreton is almost on your doorstep. 

*The apartment has been renovated over the winter of 2015/16 with new furniture throughout, a new kitchen and fresh decoration - it's better than ever!*

Best for:
The apartment has proved popular with couples who appreciate the convenient location. Surfers & golfers come here all year round too.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - 1st floor flat with balcony so not ideal. Lift available though. Cot provided.
  • Teenagers - they'll love the proximity of beach and amenities
  • Reduced mobility - ramp access and lift available

Anything to watch out for?
There is a cafe below the apartment; it doesn't open late and previous guests have never found it an issue in the slightest - in fact it's considered a bonus feature.

The appartment has been very tastefully redecorated with bright colours and artwork and a new (small) kitchen with all the gadgets. The apartment is spacious but the chief attraction of Castelcap is the location and views.

Young ones will need to be supervised on the apartment balcony.

Why Capbreton?
It's an authentic working fishing port with a bustling sea-front and marina. There's a lively seafood market, excellent seafood restaurants (the locals eat in Capbreton rather than its more illustrious neighbour, Hossegor) and a good selection of shops. It is a welcome contrast to many of the 'purpose-built' resorts around the French coastline.  

Accommodation

Light & spacious apartment opposite the beach, fabulous sea view.

Most French apartments on the coast tend to be compact, functional and a little dark. l'Appartement Castelcap, however, is both spacious (70m2) and equipped to a good standard.  It is light, bright and airy and enjoys airconditioning to be able to enjoy the views without the heat even on the hottest of days.

Residence Castelcap is in fact the site of the former coastguard's cottage. There are seven apartments in total at this discreet seafront building, Résidence Castelcap. l'Appartement Castelcap is situated on the 2nd floor on the front corner. 

Inside:

The apartment is dominated by a large open-plan living area comprising sofas, dining area with dining table, plus an integrated kitchen. The lounge enjoys access to the balcony with un-interrupted west- and south west-facing sea views.

There are two good size bedrooms:

  • Double bed 160cm, armoire, dressing table, bedside table. South-facing view of the beach and mountains in the distance.
  • Twin bedroom with 100cm beds. Built-in hanging space, chest of drawers, bedside table, south-facing view of the beach and mountains in the distance.

The kitchen comes fully-equipped with fridge freezer, oven & hob, microwave, dishwasher plus kettle, toaster and coffee-maker. There is a washing machine in the apartment too.

The bathroom has a spacious shower and there's a separate wc.

A bluetooth-connected sound bar has been installed, enabling surround sound to be enjoyed via any wireless-connected devices.

DVD player and TV with French channels only.

Outside:

Spacious balcony with chairs and table, and those great sea views of course! Watch the world go by on foot, bike or roller blades as you sip aperitifs!

One outdoor parking space is provided.

There is a ramp into the building and a lift to the apartment from the ground floor. There are no steps inside the apartment.

Bedrooms

1x double & 1x twin

Bathrooms

Shower room (large independent shower) including basin and bidet. There is an independent WC.

Pool

No pool

Equipment

Kitchen

  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • oven & hob
  • microwave
  • fridge freezer
  • kettle
  • coffee maker
  • toaster
  • iron & ironing board

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • tv with French channels
  • tv with English-speaking channels
  • wi-fi

Outside

  • bikes
  • parking space

General

  • cot
  • aircon

Additional House Info

Surfboards & wet wetsuits cannot be brought into the apartment - there is secure basement storage provided.

Three bikes are available for hire at a cost of EUR 25 per week, payable locally.

Please bring linen for cot.

House Rules

Smoking only on the balcony. Pets are allowed but must be well-behaved; any damage caused by pets will be charged to the client.

Location

l'Appartement Castelcap is located on the sea-front of Capbreton just to the north of Biarritz and immediately south of the more famous surfing resort of Hossegor. This sea-front area is really bustling with lots of passers-by walking along the sea-front and stopping at one of the cafes. At ground level there a couple of cafes which offer excellent snacks & lunches - they're popular with locals. Opposite is Cap Club, a major sports rehabilitation clinic where local rugby celebrities are often spotted! There are good connections to the motorway and airport.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Capbreton
Nearest beach: less than 50 metres!
Boulangerie: downstairs next to the cafe!
Restaurant: several to choose from in walking distance
Market: Capbreton town centre

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Biarritz airport: 38 kms
  • Pau airport: 138 kms
  • Bordeaux airport: 170 kms
  • Bilbao airport: 175 kms
  • Biarritz railway station: 36 kms
  • Bilbao ferry port: 174.0 kms
  • Santander ferry port: 271 kms
  • St Malo ferry port: 702 kms

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • Rise early-morning to watch the fish market in full flow
  • An evening stroll along the seafront & jetty, then select a seafood restaurant to dine at
  • Bike hire is available via the owner enabling you to explore the coast, forests and lagoon
  • Surfing at la Piste - walk 300 yards south for your own waves
  • Catch an exhibition of Course Landais or Basque Pelote 

Nearby Activities

  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Water-skiing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Spa & thalassotherapy
  • Pelote Basque
  • Course Landaise
  • Wine-tasting
  • Degustation
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain sports
  • Adrenaline park
  • Aqua parc

Day Trip Ideas

  • Belle-Epoque Biarritz - style & surf chic combined
  • Pretty Basque fishing port & resort, St Jean de Luz
  • Discover the 'postcard' hillside villages of the Basque Country
  • Hop over the border into Spanish for San Sebastian or the Guggenheim
  • Explore the superb Pyrenees National Park for great walks & wildlife
  • Visit the under-rated city of Bayonne, the Pays Basque capital 

The Local Area

The local region of Sud Landes is typical Aquitaine - endless stretches of sandy beaches buffeted by the Atlantic ocean,  vast pine forests punctuated by the occasional lake and criss-crossed by a network of cycle trails.

Capbreton and  Hossegor are neighbouring seaside towns which between them offer an appealing contrast. Hossegor is the more famous, largely through its surfing heritage. It's a 'feelgood' place offering boutique shopping, great bars and restaurants, world-famous surfing beaches, casino, and a lovely golf course and a beautiful lake for safe bathing.

Capbreton lives in the shadow of Hossegor but it's the place the locals prefer for eating out and for beaches. It's definitely the more authentic of the two, largely because of its fishing port and daily fish market. In fact, the town thrived in the 19th century as a whaling port and this sea-faring heritage is still very much apparent today. 

It also has a charming town centre and market. Capbreton is just more French than Hossegor, if you see what we mean.  It remains, admirably, something of a French (and Spanish) secret.

Capbreton sea-front is a bustling place, day and evening. You can walk all the way along the marina and sea-front. The jetty, known locally as l'estacade, offers excellent coastal views. There are normally a few locals here trying to catch a fish for supper. It makes for great viewing!

Like most of the south west coast, Capbreton-Hossegor is something of an outdoor playground. Take your pick from surfing, canoeing, sailing, diving, fishing, cycling, tennis, horse-riding and golf to name a few. Golfers will enjoy the local course, the 1930s-built Golf d'Hossegor. The traditional club house is also a delight. A short drive up the road is Seignosse, a water and forest monster of a course ranked in Continental Europe's Top 50. There are other great courses within 45 minutes drive including Moliets and several around Biarritz.

Capbreton regularly holds major surfing competitions; the whole Aquitaine coast is a perfect venue for surfers but at Capbreton the presence of an offshore hollow in the sea-bed gives the waves here that extra edge. If you don't fancy a go yourself, just sit on the sea-front with a drink of your choice and watch the surfers ride to shore.

Cyclists can enjoy the many safe forest tracks that connect between the towns along the coast. Sailing enthusiasts should head for the Capbreton Marina. Being so close to the Pays Basque border, sporting life also includes the legendary game of pelote; you can watch a game at the fronton in Hossegor.

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Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 22 Aug 2018

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Service: Easy booking system Good communication via email Good contact from liaison in Capbreton

Product: It was just as in the website photos: really great Amazing views Dishwasher didn't work very well!

On 22-Aug-2018 we responded:

Product Comment: Great news, thank you! We will tell the property manager about the dishwasher - thanks for letting us know, very helpful.


Review posted on 21 Jul 2018

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Service: The service was very friendly and welcoming. In contrast to the remark on the accommodation voucher, the beds were not made for revival.

Product: The apartment and the location are great. The vanity unit in the bathroom was damp and moldy due to a leak of the faucet. It was quickly fixed within two days.

On 23-Jul-2018 we responded:



Product Comment: It's a shame this minor point affected your rating of the apartment - as you say, it's a great place with stunning views.


Review posted on 08 Jul 2017

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Service: Excellent, very friendly and enthusiastic. Easy to book with and they sent timely prompts by e mail for balance, deposit and arrival instructions. This was the fourth time we have booked a holiday with Alternative Aquitaine.

Product: Excellent location and very comfortable.

On 10-Jul-2017 we responded:

Product Comment: Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your latest stay at Castelcap, thanks for sharing these lovely comments with us. We agree that there is so much to explore in the area, but as you say, it's a good place to just relax too! We hope to welcome you back next year!


Review posted on 03 Feb 2017

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Service: Always friendly and helpful

Product: We have been there 4 years in a row. Want to buy it! Will be back.


Review posted on 03 Feb 2017

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Service: Always willing to help you out.

Product: Ok nice and clean and enjoyed the wine that the owner left for to try out


Review posted on 21 Sep 2016

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Service: We felt perfectly informed and looked after, during the booking and also in Capbreton.

Product: We were in Castelcap for the second time - this year for 6 weeks! Due to the renovations of the new owner over the winter, the flat has greatly improved! It looks fantastic, it is very well equipped. Especially the direct view from the rooms and the big terrace on the Atlantic ist gorgeous! We surely will come back!

On 22-Sep-2016 we responded:

Service Comment: I agree, the apartment has been transformed. It's a fabulous place for a holiday by the sea. I hope you will come back! Thank you for sharing your experience. Justin


Review posted on 20 Jul 2016

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Service: From booking to leaving the property the overall experience was flawless

Product: Exceeded expectations

On 20-Jul-2016 we responded:

Service Comment: What a pleasure to read this lovely review - thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the apartment exceeded your expectations. The new owner worked really hard over the winter to redecorate - we'll pass on your comments as it seems it was all worth it! Bethan


Review posted on 10 Jul 2016

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On 15-Jul-2016 we responded:

Service Comment: Thank you for responding to the questionnaire - pleased you enjoyed your return visit to Castelcap and Capbreton. Justin


Review posted on 03 Oct 2015

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Service: the admin was excellent especially details about the apartment how to get there and venues nearby.

Product: perfect spacious, well equipped and location right by the sea

On 05-Oct-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Great feedback thank you! Justin


Review posted on 25 Sep 2015

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Service: The booking process was excellent. Straight forward and everything happened as we expected. The Alternative Aquitaine staff members we spoke to on the telephone were very helpful and knowlegable about the area.

Product: The property lived up to all our expectations having read the Alternative Aquitaine information prior to our visit. The handover process, both incoming and outgoing, was fine. The Apartment is in a wonderful position in Capbreton. Nearly on the main surfing beach wih wonderful views from the extensive balcony. It is well laid out, comfortably furnished and with all you will need for a fabulous holiday.

On 09-Oct-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: That sums things up nicely, thank you! Agree that Hossegor is the more sophisticated of the two neighbouring resorts. But, lots of people prefer the authenticity of Capbreton and the locals' favourite restaurants are found here. I can recommend Belharra for your next visit - a table on the terrace facing the ocean :) Justin


Review posted on 17 Sep 2015

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Service: Staff were efficient and extremely helpful

Product: Location was fantastic. Apartment could have been slightly better stocked on utensils/plates/glasses etc but was perfect for accommodating 2 people.

On 17-Sep-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Excellent! Enjoyed reading this :) By the way, the new owners will be upgrading the apartment, including the kitchen items. Justin


Review posted on 14 Sep 2015

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Service: We really appreciate the service provided by Alternative Aquitaine - very professional, yet personal - and have complete trust booking with them

Product: Excellent location, with a fine sea view, especially as the sun sets. Well-equipped, comfortable and spacious. Yes, one or two items are showing a little bit of wear and tear but everything can't be brand new all of the time. We wouldn't hesitate to rebook this apartment.

On 15-Sep-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Hello and thanks so much for your lovely review. I think you've summed up Capbreton (and the apartment for that matter) perfectly! The fish market is a 'must' and worth an early morning alarm call! Agree there is now some wear and tear and there are new owners about to take over the apartment so we will some upgrading for next season. Thanks again for writing - it's much appreciated. Justin


Review posted on 11 Sep 2015

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Service: Could not have been more helpful and communicative.

Product: Excellent. Close to everything you need with a sea view.

On 11-Sep-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Lovely feedback thank you! The apartment will be even better next season - new owners will be doing a little make-over. Thanks for writing. Justin


Review posted on 06 Sep 2015

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Service: Flexible and accommodating. Transparent.

Product: All in all: Very good location. Apartment generally in nice and good condition. Room for improvement: 1. The internet is extremely week: both the signal strength of the WiFi and the speed and reliability of the DSL line, as well (barely enough for SkyPe), 2. the balcony door from the second bedroom let in rainwater in abundance (that was just one evening), 3. the upholstery of the two kitchen chairs were torn, and 4. the TV is still analogue and requires extra set-top box (that needs more setting-up work: Diseq only see 19.2 Astra, not 28.2...) for both satellite and terrestrial signals.

On 08-Sep-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: thanks very much for sharing your experience. Delighted that you enjoyed your break in Capbreton. The wifi is being changed this Autumn and there will be a general upgrade of furniture & equipment at the end of this season courtesy of new owners. It will be better than ever for next season! Justin


Review posted on 19 Aug 2015

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Service: Very efficient and helpful.

Product: We loved the position.

On 19-Aug-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Thanks very much for writing back. The apartment will be even better next year - new owners will be giving it a bit of an upgrade. Same amazing sea views though! Justin


Review posted on 27 Jul 2015

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Service: Superb communication. Would have appreciated a welcome pack on arrival as the shops were shut when we arrived

Product: Beautifully presented and perfect location

On 28-Jul-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Thank you so much, delighted you enjoyed it! Alex


Review posted on 01 Jul 2015

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Service: A painless booking which I have come to expect as this is the third year in succession - thank you.

Product: A beautiful apartment in a superb location.

On 01-Jul-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Thanks very much for your feedback - and your 3rd booking at l'Appartement Castelcap! Best wishes Justin


Review posted on 15 Aug 2014

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Service: LAways helpful and pleasant to talk to over the phone

Product: Never done that before - simply repeating an accommodation and holiday destination. Proof that it could not be beat!


Review posted on 01 Aug 2014

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Service: Efficient service, including property agent in resort

Product: Appartment was very clean, but I think starting to look a little "tired". I think the last time we went it was graded as simply furnished but is now "good", I'm not sure it merits that rating. Lovely views from apartment and very handy for the beaches.


Review posted on 07 May 2014

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Service: confirmation et communication parfaite avec la centrale de réservation Sur place un accueil en toute simplicité, très amical

Product: Superbe appartement, spacieux, très bien équipé, propre et bien entretenu, avec un emplacement exceptionnel face à l'océan


Review posted on 25 Feb 2014

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Service: Efficient commas, a pleasure to deal wirh

Product: Great location, lovely apartment


Review posted on 21 Feb 2014

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Service: nothing to complain about

Product: washing machine broken, could not be repaired within 2 weeks / Great Appartement, great view


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