Villas Bleues

Feefo Rating 10 Modern villas in forest setting close to lake
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Simple quality
  • Modern villas in forest setting close to lake
  • Nearest Town: Biscarrosse-Plage (6 kms)

We Say

Villas Bleues' forest setting close to the lake is typical Aquitaine, ideal for watersports, cycle trails & to explore the area, with the beach nearby too

Pricing & availability

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Linen, towels, beds made on arrival, tourist tax
  • Compulsory extras: None
  • Optional extras: Pet supplement (one pet only, max 15kg - EUR 75 per stay)*, mid-stay (EUR 30/hour) and end-of-stay (EUR 150-195) cleaning; cot (EUR 25/week); high chair (EUR 20/week) - all pre-reserved and paid-for locally. Please enquire for details.
  • Security deposit: 900 EUR
  • Changeover day: Saturday in July & August, flexible at other times subject to availability
  • Arrival and departure: Normal arrival time is 5 pm - 6 pm, departure by 10 am please
  • Fortnight booking restriction: none

What makes Villas Bleues a great holiday rental

Villas Bleues offer well-equipped, modern accommodation at prices which compare favourably to other villa resorts. It's a walk to the golf course, an easy bike to the lake and just a short drive to the ocean beach; Arcachon & Cap Ferret are close by too. A great base for exploring, or just spending time by the pool.

Best for:
Villas Bleues are ideal for anyone appreciating the natural environment on your doorstep, perfect for an active, outdoor holiday. Golfers, surfers or watersports enthusiasts - sailing and kite-surfing are popular here - will love everything being so close. (Golfer packages are available at Biscarrosse, which include half-board meals at the smart club-house restaurant and discounted green fees; there is also a package including golf lessons - please enquire for details.)

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - pools are protected by alarm so supervision required; cots & high chairs can be hired
  • Teenagers - plenty of activities in the surrouding area, some nightlife in Biscarrosse-Plage
  • Reduced mobility - most villas have downstairs bedrooms & bathrooms; a few have steep drives. Please enquire if needed, we can help select a suitable one.
     

Anything to watch out for?
Gardens often have a pine-needle surface, not grass, and can be overlooked. Forest setting means pools & terraces are shadier than in other resorts, a blessing when it's 30 degrees outside! The beach is 6 kms away by cycle trail - the route is quite a strenuous up-and-down ride and won't suit everyone.

Why Biscarrosse-Lac?
Biscarrosse is an area of great variety: endless sandy beaches, great surf, forest tracks, lakes and a warm sunny climate. In summer there's a daily market plus night market in Biscarrosse-Plage. There is golf on your doorstep, forest cycling & hiking trails, sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and kayaking. Arcachon & Cap Ferret are a short drive away.

Accommodation

Contemporary, well-equipped villas for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday.

The villas are modern in style and combine traditional Landais architectural features such as oak beams and low roof, with a more modern, American summer-house appearance. They are spacious, light, well-equipped and provide a generous amount of outdoor space.

The site is extensive, and comprises  approx. 150 villas altogether, however only a handful are rented for holidays.

We promote the good value three and four bedroom villas with pools at Biscarrosse-Lac - all villas have:

  • Spacious and living/dining room with fireplace, sofa-bed
  • Sliding or French door doors opening on to a terrace and swimming pool area and garden with furniture and barbecue.
  • American-style kitchen fully equipped with washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster and coffee-machine.
  • Private pool - usually 7x4m or 8mx4m (3 bedroom villas) and 8m x 4m or 10m x 5m (4 bedroom villas).  The pools are unheated and are protected by an alarm or fence.
  • Private parking space

Villa types:

MGBI-VBB - 3 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms | Sleeps 6 | 100m2
Single storey villa: lounge with double sofa-bed, 3x bedrooms comprising at least 1x double and 1x twin; bathroom; shower room; 2x WCs

MGBI-VBE - 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms | Sleeps 10 | 150m2
Two storey villa: spacious living room with double sofa bed, 4 bedrooms comprising 2 doubles (160x200cm), 1 twin (2x 90x190cm), 1 quadruple (4x 90x190cm), bathroom with WC, 2 shower rooms with WCs, plus separate WC

Pool

7m x 4m, 8m x 4m or 10m x 5m, unheated, protected by alarm or fence

Equipment

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • tv with French channels

Outside

  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

House Rules

Location

The villas are located on the Domaine du Golf de Biscarrosse, very close to the lake shore and a short drive from the ocean (6kms). A cycle trail runs to the beach too - the route is quite a strenuous up-and-down ride and won't suit everyone.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Biscarrosse-Plage (6 kms)
Nearest beach: Biscarrosse-Plage (6 kms), Biscarrosse-lac 1 km
Boulangerie: Biscarrosse-bourg (5 kms); Jul-Aug campsite shop
Restaurant: Biscarrosse-Plage (6 kms)
Market: Biscarrosse-Plage (6 kms)

Distance to nearest major transport connections

Bordeaux airport: 80 kms Bordeaux train station: 90 kms Bergerac airport: 210 kms St Malo ferry: 590 kms Calais ferry: 950 kms

Sports & Leisure

Biscarrosse is ideal for thopse who like to be out & active. The lake is the hub for many of the activities on offer below.

Golf

  • 18 hole, par 68 course through the forest
  • Driving range, pro-shop, excellent restaurant
  • Discounted green fees and catered packages available

Surfing

  • Two surf schools in Biscarrosse
  • Individual & group tuition
  • One-off lessons, or longer courses
  • Board & wetsuit hire available

Adventure Park

  • Adventure trail in the pine trees
  • Enjoyed by all ages!

Aqua Parc

  • Water park on the lake
  • 1.5 kms from the villas
  • Lake beach & café too

Lake watersports

  • Sailing & windsurfing on the lake
  • Lessons, hire or bring your own
  • Kayaks & canoeing too

Horse-riding

  • Treks through the forest & by the lake
  • Novices to experienced riders, all ages

Cycling

  • Cycling trails around the lake, through the forest
  • Bikes hired nearby (1.5 kms)
  • Bikes, chariots, child seats, tag alongs all available
  • From around 8 EUR per day

On-site

Villa reception, also supplies information regarding bike hire, local actvities & places of interest

Fine-dining restaurant (photo opposite - Le Parcours Gourmand) open for lunch, dinner and daytime coffees, aperitifs, etc

 

On-site

Out & About

There are in fact three Biscarrosses!
Biscarrosse Lac - the 'natural' part
Biscarrosse Bourg - the small town about 5 kms away
Biscarrosse Plage - which comes to life in summer, also 6 kms away

Altogether it's an area of great variety: endless sandy beaches, great surf, forest tracks, lakes and a warm sunny climate.

Port Maguide, 1.5 kms from the villas, is the local centre for lake activities - boat hire, wind-surfing lessons, etc - and has a man-made beach and Aqua Parc for children.

The local lakes are great opportunity for whiling away the hours in tranquility, listening to the water lapping the sandy shores. The surrounding forest are perfect for picnics and rambling. The three pleaseure ports of the Etang de Cazauax et de Sanguinet - Ipses, Navarosse and Port Maguide - each provide a good base for exploring.

Flying : there is an aerodrome at Biscarrosse for fantastic pleasure flights or gliding over the lakes, ocean and forests. Or try your hand at parascending (Port Maguide & Dune de Pyla)

Also available to try locally: fishing, horse-riding, tennis, go-karting quad-biking and adventure park.

Local amenities:
* Restaurants - Ispes (1.5 kms) and several in Biscarrosse-Plage
* Shops - local amenities in Biscarosse-bourg, wider choice at Biscarrosse-Plage
* Supermarket - Biscarrosse-Plage
* Markets - weekly market in Biscarosse-bourg; day & night-market everyday in Biscarosse-Plage in July & August

Biscarrosse is well-located for exploring further afield - many places of interest in this south-west corner of France are within 30-60 minutes' drive:

Day-trips:
* Visit Arcachon & climb the Dune de Pyla
* Take the foot ferry to Cap Ferret and 'petit train' across the peninsula
* Café-crawling & retail therapy in central Bordeaux
* Médoc or Bordeaux vineyards and wine-tasting (Graves is closest)
* Tour historic St Emilion (UNESCO world heritage site)

Our personal highlights:
* Climb the Dune de Pyla, and even try a parascending flight to the beach below!
* Boat trips around the Bassin and to the Banc d'Arguin.
* The ferry to Cap Ferret, then Le Petit Train trip across the peninsula is a delight.
* Try surfing in Biscarrosse-Plage - several schools in the area.
* A picnic by Biscarrosse-lac - find a shady spot and enjoy the tranquility. 

Activities

Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 01 Sep 2016

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Service: Booking service excellent - check in too late and check out too early, accommodation structurally excellent but standard of furnishings less than expected - tired and needed updating

Product: See comment above

On 01-Sep-2016 we responded:

Service Comment: Thanks for writing. It would be nice to have an earlier check-in and later check-out. It's because they have a lot of villas to turn around on a Saturday. Glad that you liked the villa and Biscarrosse! Justin


Review posted on 26 Jul 2015

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Service: Very well organised. An improvement for the future would be a map of villas on the website available showing their location and distance to the lakes. We were 2.5km from the lake and it was very hilly so not possible to walk with kids and this was a total surprise as we thought it would be a walkable 700m. Aldo website should mention the site of villas is on steep hills. Map included in ticket and info pack was much appreciated and a nice touch.

Product: Nice, clean villa. Well equipped and perfect space for us. Alarm on pool didn't seem to work properly and went off twice in night for no apparent reason. (Although neighbouring pools seemed to go off randomly at times too) Really could have done with option to pay for wifi or have it in agency reception rather than golf club reception (where it was patchy and involved the staff spending 10 minute to get it working). Again as mentioned before the hills and distance from the main road and lake meant we had to drive each time to the lake.

On 28-Jul-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Many thanks for your review, v pleased you liked the villa and really enjoyed the area. Regarding your location, we requested the quiet location you wanted but unfortunately it meant you were further from the lake - if you ever decide to go back we'll get you closer next time. We totally agree in-villa wifi would be a big improvement, we'll keep pestering the local supplier about it! Thanks again for the feedback. Alex


Review posted on 11 Aug 2014

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Service: No complaints, helpful and responsive.

Product: As described


Review posted on 09 Aug 2014

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Service: We werent quite clear from the documents where we should check in. A map of the exact area, which was given to us upon arrival, would have been helpful. We had to ask at Pierre et Vacances, although they didn't have a clue. Thanks for arranging the villas next to each other. That was a big us for our enjoyment of the holiday!!

Product: Compact wirh enough space for us all. Great pool, quiet location. Close to golf, waterski, boat hire. All mod cons.


Review posted on 12 Jul 2014

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Service: All good.

Product: Did a clean ourselves as they wanted €110 to provide a cleaner. This is normally included in the rental anywhere else.

On 12-Jul-2014 we responded:

Service Comment: Very friendly staff & the villa was as good as shown on the website.


Review posted on 09 Jul 2014

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Service: Professional & friendly service, certainly know the accommodation and area they are promoting.

Product: Light , clean and spacious, nice area.


Review posted on 21 Feb 2014

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Service: Good communication. Would use again

Product: Excellent base, high standard accommodation .


Review posted on 21 Feb 2014

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Service: Good information

Product: Good


Review posted on 21 Feb 2014

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Service: ok

Product: Ok but poor value for money, quality of villa compared with price to Spain, Portugal or Greece very poor. Having extras like cleaning are a really bad idea

On 21-Feb-2014 we responded:

Service Comment: thank you for the feedback. We promote Portugal & Cyprus too and to be honest I agree - those destinations have a lower cost of living than France and the Villas Bleues are not as smart as some at the same price. We continually remind French villa owners that they have to be on their toes. The Villas Bleues have been refurbished for 2014 so we think that will help in future. Alex Spalding


Review posted on 19 Feb 2014

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Service: The people at Alternative Aquitaine were very professional, and I have since recommended the company to a number of friends. They come back to you very quickly with queries etc and I felt I was in safe hands when discussing a part of France I did not know well.

Product: The villa was comfortable but very hot in 40 degrees heat and next time I would look for a property with air con. The location was pleasant but it was slightly off the beaten track and a little quiet for teenagers. You also needed a car to do trips to the supermarket etc. We had a few problems with our swimming pool whilst we were there but the staff in the office were very good in getting someone over to repair it.


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