Property Features



Your perfect escape...

Justin Justin On Aquitaine...

We are specialists for the Aquitaine coast with just over 100 properties in our collection. We aim for quality over quantity and by maintaining a smaller portfolio we are able to personally visit and vet every property we offer. Think of us as the antithesis of Airbnb, Homeaway, etc! To refine your search results please enter your dates and requirements above or use the map. Need a little inspiration? Below we've grouped some of our properties into popular categories.
2020-villas-image New villas for 2020

New Villas for 2020

We have spent the autumn putting together a collection of exciting new properties for summer 2020, including a whole new selection on the glorious Ile de Ré

We have visited all of the new properties ourselves so please feel free to get in touch and we will help you find the perfect destination for your holiday this summer...

Aquitaine Coast villas with private pools Private pool villas

Villas With Private Pools

Looking for a villa in France with private pool and near the beach? We have nearly 100 visited and vetted villas along the Aquitaine Coast with its wonderful surfing beaches and child-friendly bays and lakes. 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!

Villa with private pool near Hossegor Villas, beach houses & apartments available in July/August

Summer School Holiday Villas in Aquitaine

It's not too late to secure a stunning place to stay this summer on the Aquitaine Coast. Looking to accommodate a large group? Do you want to be in walking distance of a stunning beach? Do you want to hire a luxury contemporary villa or something more affordable? Or is a wonderful view more oyur thing? Whatever your requirement is, we can help. Here's a selection of our villas, beach houses and apartments that all have something memorable about them and which also have at least one summer school holiday week available. If you don't want to do the browsing yourself then give Justin or Alex a call on 01395 576655 and they will do the hard work for you!

Best Special Offers On France Villas By The Beach A selection of our best offers on villas in France near the beach

Latest Offers

We've done the hard work for you! Here are the best special offers currently available on our villas and apartment on the Aquitaine Coast...

Hossegor villa with pool Lowest-priced villas with pools

Best Value Villas

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...

late-availability-aquitaine-image Late Availability Holiday Villas in France

Late Availability

Our selection of rentals still available for this summer - from beachside apartments for 2 to villas with heated pools for larger groups. Use the red search box above to refine your search by date, or if you have specific requirements or destinations in mind use the Advanced Search facility. And if you still can't find what you are looking for please just call or email us

Walk to beach villas Aquitaine Coast 1 km or less to the beach

Walk to Beach

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! (Also see our Cycle To Beach Villas)

Heated pool - Le Vignau For early and late season

Villas With Heated Pool

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.

Pet friendly villas France Bring the family dog along

Pet Friendly Villas In France

A more popular request each season - dog friendly villas in France! We have a number of options for pet friendly self catering accommodation, whether it's a villa with private pool or a holiday rental near the beach in the south of France. All of the resort villas with pools and our French holiday parks allow dogs. Plus a few of our private, independent villas in France are dog-friendly too. If in doubt give us a call - many owners will consider it. Just remember he/she won't be allowed in the pool - we have been asked before!

Family cycle to beach villas south west France A bit far to walk, but an easy cycle-ride

Cycle To Beach

We've picked out the villas which are more than a 15-20 minute walk from the beach, but less than 5 kms - an easy bike ride for all ages, you can still leave the car behind! All the villas selected are close to the fabulous forest cycle trails the Aquitaine coast is known for, and hiring bikes is easy. (Also see our Walk To Beach Villas.)

Teenager-friendly - Hossegor For families with teenagers


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!

Heated pool Domaine Orx Security for little ones

Fenced/Covered Pool

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...

Walk to restaurants villas Aquitaine Coast Central locations

Walk to Restaurants & Bars

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...

Luxury villas Aquitaine Coast Luxury holiday villas in Aquitaine

Luxury Villas

We use the term "luxury villa" with caution. We've seen plenty of so-called luxury villas that simply don't justify the name. But, these villas - all visited & vetted by us - do indeed offer genuine luxury. These villas possess a real 'wow' factor, they offer five-star levels of comfort and concierge-style services are often available too. Naturally they are always in desirable locations such as Biarritz, Hossegor, Cap Ferret, Ile de Re and St Jean de Luz and many are in walking distance of a fabulous beach. Alternative Aquitaine has the best choice of luxury villas by the beach in south west France...

Holiday rentals for couples on the Aquitaine Coast south west France Perfect for couples

For Couples

Smart, centrally-located rentals, perfect for two to share and within an easy walk of beaches, markets, shops and restaurants in fabulous seaside towns such as Biarritz, Hossegor, St Jean de Luz & Arcachon, all great destinations whatever the time of year...

Biarritz Ocean View is a fantastic apartment in the centre of town within an easy walk of all amenities and the beach Close to beach & transport

Car Not Required

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

Sea views and the pool terrace at Maison des Pecheurs See the horizon

Sea View

A popular request! These rentals have genuinely good sea views - remember, we've visited all of them and taken the photos!

Temperatures in Aquitaine are tempered by the Atlantic but these rentals all benefit from air con Stay cool in these air-conditioned rentals!


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.

The fabulous safe beach at Cottages du Lac is perfect for toddlers and young families Gentler waters

Toddler Beach

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...

Villa with private tennis France Your own tennis court

Private Tennis Court

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.

online-bookable-image Rentals you can book and pay for online

Online Bookable

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.

Villa les Bruyeres Capbreton You won't find these villas on another website

Alternative Aquitaine Exclusives

Here is a selection of the villas uniquely available through Alternative Aquitaine - they can only be booked through us

Show More

Your Favourites