We have over 200 properties in our collection - all personally visited and vetted. For more targeted results please enter your dates and requirements above or use the map on the left. Need a little inspiration? Below we've grouped some of our properties into popular categories.
Looking for a villa in France with private pool and near the beach? We have over 100 visited and vetted villas along the south west's stunning coastline with its wonderful surfing beaches and child-friendly bays. Enjoy the privacy and luxury of your own swimming pool, whether it's a classic French manoir, a luxury modern holiday home, a chalet-style villa on a resort. If you need help choosing please call one of our experts!
How does this sound - a fortnight's holiday in a villa with your own private pool, somewhere warm and beautiful in south west France? Here's a selection of our favourite villas, each with a fortnight available this summer during the school holidays.
Here we've pulled together our recommendations for the best value villas available this summer. Our list includes rentals with some fabulous special offers as well as those which we feel pack a lot in for the price...
It's 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!
If you really want to enjoy a pool then we strongly recommend a heated one if you're staying in June or earlier. The holiday rentals below have either a heated private or shared pool.
Teenager-friendly Aquitaine is the perfect for destinations for active teens, particularly surfers. Many rentals also offer easy access to the beach, shops and cafes in a safe environment. Hossegor is a teenager's dream destination!
All pools in France have to be protected. However, many parents of young children want to relax knowing their pool is fenced or covered - rather than protected by an alarm...
This week I've chosen a very popular farmhouse near Biarritz featuring a superb chef; a villa with pool near Hossegor; and a brand new contemporary beach house in Vieux Boucau...
Some clients simply ask to see the best villas available - here they are. We use the term luxury villa sparingly, and in our collection of over 100 villas with pools only a dozen or so justify the term. They offer five-star levels of comfort, concierge-style services and a real wow factor, often a breathtaking sea view, in desirable locations in Biarritz, Hossegor, Cap Ferret, Arcachon, St Jean de Luz. Please enquire for more help or info if needed.
Arrive by plane/train, short taxi/transfer to your property then it's on two feet (or wheels!) for the rest of your break! Biarritz, Arcachon & St Jean de Luz are good options
A more popular request every season - dog friendly villas in France. All of the villa resorts and holiday parks in our Aquitaine collection allow dogs (sometimes only 1) - a small supplement is paid locally. You will also need the necessary documentation of course. Some of our private, independent villas in France are dog-friendly. Some owners will consider dogs on a case-by-case basis - if in doubt please call.
This is a really popular request - parents can enjoy a drink out and teenagers can feel independent. Rentals in Biarritz, St Jean de Luz, Hossegor, Moliets & Arcachon offer a wide choice of bars, shops, cafes and restaurants...
If warm sea, hot sunshine and no crowds is your thing, then try our selection of rentals available in October- from beachside apartments for 2 to villas with heated pools for larger groups...
A popular request! These rentals have genuinely good sea views - remember, we've visited all of them and taken the photos!
A small selection of rentals feature air-con but the climate in south west France is tempered by the Atlantic - it's not stifling like Provence / Cote d'Azur. N.B. Air-con may not be in all rooms.
Biarritz is so much more than a summer destination. With its plentiful markets, stylish boutiques, twinkling lights and that classic French je ne sais quoi, it's an excellent choice for a winter getaway.
No need to find the village courts - the villas below all have a private court. Some of the holiday parks and villa resorts also have tennis courts - please ask us for details.
The Atlantic can throw up some good surf but there are protected beaches in St Jean de Luz & Arcachon Bay ideal for young kids. Aquitaine's great advantage is its beautiful, sandy lake beaches at Biscarrosse, Lacanau & Hossegor...
Smart, centrally-located rentals within an easy walk of beaches, markets, shops and restaurants in fabulous seaside towns such as Biarritz, St Jean de Luz & Arcachon, all great destinations for two whatever the time of year...
These independent villas and cottages have their own swimming pool. These villas form the core of our portfolio: they are not on a resort and are all hand-picked, individual and distinctive. Typically, they are in the £2,000 - £5,000 per week price band (peak season)
A selection of the rentals in our collection can be booked and paid for instantly, online. Please call, send a mail or live chat if you need any help before you confirm.
Here is a selection of the villas uniquely available through Alternative Aquitaine - they can only be booked through us
Here's a selection of Justin, Alex & Bethan's favourite places which still have a school holiday week available (mid-July to end-August. Most have a private swimming pool, some are a walk to the beach, there's a few family-friendly parks with a shared pool, whilst a handful are genuinely luxurious villa rentals - take your pick!