5% off 14+ night stays outside peak season - quoted prices include this discount.
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!*
The apartment has proved popular with couples who appreciate the convenient location. Surfers & golfers come here all year round too.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
1x double & 1x twin
Shower room (large independent shower) including basin and bidet. There is an independent WC.
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.
Smoking only on the balcony. Pets are allowed but must be well-behaved; any damage caused by pets will be charged to the client.
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.
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
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.View More Hossegor Rentals
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!
Product Comment: Great news, thank you! We will tell the property manager about the dishwasher - thanks for letting us know, very helpful.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Service: Always friendly and helpful
Product: We have been there 4 years in a row. Want to buy it! Will be back.
Service: Always willing to help you out.
Product: Ok nice and clean and enjoyed the wine that the owner left for to try out
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!
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
Service: From booking to leaving the property the overall experience was flawless
Product: Exceeded expectations
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
Service Comment: Thank you for responding to the questionnaire - pleased you enjoyed your return visit to Castelcap and Capbreton. Justin
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
Service Comment: Great feedback thank you! Justin
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.
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
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.
Service Comment: Excellent! Enjoyed reading this :) By the way, the new owners will be upgrading the apartment, including the kitchen items. Justin
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.
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
Service: Could not have been more helpful and communicative.
Product: Excellent. Close to everything you need with a sea view.
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
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.
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
Service: Very efficient and helpful.
Product: We loved the position.
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
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
Service Comment: Thank you so much, delighted you enjoyed it! Alex
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.
Service Comment: Thanks very much for your feedback - and your 3rd booking at l'Appartement Castelcap! Best wishes Justin
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!
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.
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
Service: Efficient commas, a pleasure to deal wirh
Product: Great location, lovely apartment
Service: nothing to complain about
Product: washing machine broken, could not be repaired within 2 weeks / Great Appartement, great view
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