What makes Hossegor Beach House a great holiday rental
Situated at the quieter, northern end of Hossegor, the 'surfer chic' Beach House blends perfectly with its sand & forest natural surroundings. It's an eclectic, modern, bright property and offers a spacious and relaxing retreat by the surfing beaches. The owner is a keen a surfer and still works in the industry; you'll see surfing influences throughout the house.
For a special occasion or just to make your holiday even more relaxing, why not book one of our bespoke catering packages as part of your stay at this villa.
The Beach House is particularly suited to families with older kids who want informality and easy access to the surf - and a 'cool' town to explore.
Anything to watch out for?
The Beach House has some cool designer touches and provides fresh, modern home comforts, but both the front and back doors are accessed by wooden stairs as the main living area is raised above ground level.
The nearest resort is an established surfing 'mecca' with a very 'cool' vibe. Hossegor offers great beaches, good shopping, a lovely lagoon and plenty of activities (surf, golf, tennis, cycling, sailing & more).
Surfers' beach house a short walk to legendary Plage Estagnots
The Beach House is owned by an Anglo-Australian family who live in London. They have worked in the surfing industry for many years and have been visiting Hossegor for business and pleasure for many years too. They are one of the band of Hossegor pioneers and well-known in the community!
Previously, they owned a lovely farmhouse just inland from the coast which we rented for holiday lets on their behalf. That was sold on, and they've made a new base on the beach. We're very glad about that.
The Beach House is certainly unique - the owners have an eye for design and there are retro-designer touches throughout. With a tasteful surf theme also evident, this is a very 'un-French' holiday rental.
Throughout the property, you'll find examples of contemporary artwork, photographic prints and surfing artefacts, all adding to that beach house feel. The garden-level accommodation is particularly fresh and creative.
Here's just a sample of the eclectic design 'touches' that make the Beach House so special:
Plus these entertainment features:
The accommodation is arranged over two levels: the main living room, kitchen and one of the bedrooms are at a slighty raised level, with the garden being raised above ground level. An internal staircase leads down to the lower ground level accommodation where there is another spacious living room plus three more bedrooms. From the outside, the house does not look especially large but once inside it's deceptively cavernous.
Raised Ground Level
Lower Ground Level
From the ground floor hallway there is a staircase leading to the lower level.
2x doubles & 2x twins or doubles
All bedrooms have en-suite/private bathroom facilities. Additional separate WC at ground level
Media equipment includes:
No pets & no smoking please
Quiet residential street in the pine forests close to the beach, situated in Les Estagnots district which lies at the border of Hossegor and Seignosse. It's less than 5 mins walk to the ocean across the road to Les Estagnots beach, a famous surf break in the area. 10 mins on foot and you will reach the lagoon Lac d'Hossegor. There are sandy coves here,as well as picnic spots and watersports. This is an excellent, safe bathing area, ideal for younger kids when the ocean surf is looking formidable. It's a short drive or cycle ride of 3kms to Hossegor town centre where you'll find some very tasteful shops, good cafés, lots of restaurants and a good sprinkling of surf boutiques too. There's also a small cluster of shops at Seignosse which you can walk to.
Nearest village / town: Hossegor 3 km
Nearest beach: Plage l'Estagnots 600m; Hossegor lagoon 800m
Boulangerie: Mini-market 1 km
Restaurant: Estagnots 600m; Bourdaines 1 km
Market: Hossegor weekly market 3 km. Summer market at Seignosse
RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS (thanks to the owners for these tips...)
4kms to the west are the continuous beaches les Estagnots, Bourdaines and le Penon. Seignosse is a mostly residential area with a number of holiday homes and apartments. Whilste the architecture is not especially distinctive, it's the lovely sandy coastline that draws visitors - popular with surfers and families, the beaches are superb! There are seasonal shops, a bit of nightlife and a Water Park.
Golf de Seignosse
A water and forest monster of a course ranked in Continental Europe’s Top 50! Very welcoming clubhouse with a restaurant and bar (serving meals midday-5pm each day) with fabulous views of the course from the terrace. The course hotel serves excellent, more formal à la carte meals in the evening.
Hossegor & Capbreton
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 and sailing.
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's 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 the infamous Golf de Seignosse. There are other great courses within 45 minutes drive including Moliets and several around Biarritz.
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: I would highly recommend Alternative Aquitaine. The property was exactly as they described, their agent in the locality was very helpful and everything worked smoothly.
Product: Alternative Aquitaine provided a great service, the property was as described and the agent in the location was very helpful.
Service Comment: Excellent, glad to hear it!
Service: Document in French is better for me !
Product: Good situation and all arrangement adapted for excellent holidays
Service Comment: Merci d'avoir partagé vos commentaires. Nous sommes très heureux que les vacances se soient bien passés et que vous avez aimé la maison! Comme nous avons de plus en plus de clients français nous travaillons fort pour developper un site internet ainsi que les documents en français - nous espérons que cela vous plaira. Bethan
Service: Always professional service from the office staff to Maarten and his wife SImone on the meet and greet.
Product: Property was fantastic. Only issue I would say was when we arrived there was a bad smell in the downstairs area which lasted a couple of days. Once the property had been aired and used it was fresher!
Service Comment: Thank you for your feedback - we're delighted to hear that your latest visit was a great success! Regarding the downstairs level, the owners have finally got to the bottom of it - they are on-site now installing an air-circulation system and replacing the smaller windows to improve ventilation. Bethan
Service: attentive, professional and friendly service
Product: exactly as advertised. very happy with the house.
Service Comment: Thank you very much for the great feedback! I'm just back from Hossegor myself - 25 degrees all week :) Justin
Service: informations were sent in time and well detailed
Product: Nice house but smell of humidity is very strong in the lower part of the house.We didn't use the bedroom after the laundry , too stinky.... The rental is a little bit off market ,considering other houses we visited in Hossegor.
Service Comment: good service
thanks for writing. You're obviously a regular visitor to Hossegor too! It's our most popular destination on the SW coast these days. We spoke to the housekeeper about the garden level accommodation - it just needed airing. We'll keep an eye on it. Justin
Service: Very good service
Product: We have stayed in this house several times. We love this property as it is spacious, comfortable and beautifully designed! Close to the beach and city centre. Couldn't recommend this beach house enough!
Service: very helpful and knowledgeable
Product: What a great house, in an amazing location. Child friendly garden. Separate TV area for teens. Hot tub. Cool kitchen. And all ensuite bedrooms. If you want 5 star corporate then you will disappointed - this is 4 star boutique. Lots of quirky artifacts and great decoration. A brilliant place to unwind on holiday.
Product: What a great house. Full of Bobo chic. Safe, very private garden for children.. Walking distance to the beach and to the lake, cycling distance to Hoosegor and to Golf. A wonderful place to have a relaxing holiday. It felt like home and we will definitely be returning.
Service: We were very impressed with the excellent service.
Product: Our house in Hossegor absolutely surpassed itself. It was so stylish and of the highest quality. The beds were Exceptionally comfortable and the ensuite bathrooms were all five star. We wanted for nothing on this holiday as the owners have provided absolutely everything and the highlight of the holiday:the hot tub! exactly what we needed after a long day surfing on the beach.
Service: Easy to use and great properties
Product: Amazing place, absolutely massive
Service: Alternative Acquitaine were an excellent source of ideas for our holiday and extremely helpful in helping us choose the destination and property that worked best for our family of teenagers and toddlers. The recommendation of Hossegor was perfect for all the different ages within our family and also ticked other important boxes - the sports on offer, and the cultural excursions nearby.
Product: We really enjoyed the Hossegor Beach House, especially the kitchen, deck and living room. The location was also excellent - easy to get to the lake, to the ocean and to town, and a great bakery and small grocery store just minutes away by bike/car. We didn't eat out much as it was so enjoyable to cook and eat at home, with a great sunset most nights to entertain us. However, the downstairs rooms/area had an unpleasant odor, making it less enjoyable to spend time there - for this reason we would not rent the property again. I am not sure there is anything that can be done to get rid of this smell - which is unfortunate as otherwise we would rebook the property in a heartbeat.
Product Comment: Many thanks for the very comprehensive feedback on the property, Hossegor and the local area. We love it for just the same reasons! Your feedback is really helpful to anyone considering Hossegor. Justin
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