Villa d'Ilbarritz

Feefo Rating 1 high quality villa, secluded setting, walk to beach
Ref: 046 Biarritz 3 km
  • 5 bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Private oasis

We Say

A quality villa with pool in a private 'oasis' close to the bustle of Biarritz. A rare find!

Pricing & availability

Villa d'Ilbarritz
5 bedrooms, sleeps 10

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Weekly cleaning; bed linen & bathroom towels; beds remade every week; pool/beach towels
  • Compulsory extras: None
  • Optional extras: -
  • Security deposit: 800 GBP
  • Changeover day: Saturday preferred
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 17:00, departure by 10:00 please
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes Villa d'Ilbarritz a great holiday rental:

Be in walking distance of the buzzing coast and retreat to your peaceful oasis...

  • 15 mins walk to sandy beaches & restaurants
  • Modern accommodation
  • Highly secluded, private setting overlooking nature reserve
  • 10m heated swimming pool
  • Golf centre in walking distance
  • 3 km to the heart of fabulous Biarritz - cycle path most of the way

​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.

Best for:
Two families sharing or one larger/extended family.

Outside summer, this would suit a group of couples or friends wanting a golf, surf culutral holiday in French Basque Country.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - heated pool for mid-season breaks
  • Teenagers - surf beach 15 mins walk. Sky TV and wifi at the villa
  • Reduced mobility - ground floor bedroom & bathroom

Anything to look out for:
The two upstairs twin rooms are more simple - but they are rooms for kids.

Why Biarritz?
The most famous resort on France's Atlantic coast. An eclectic and unique combination of sophistication, elegance and surf culture. Magnificent beaches, superb cuisine, golf, spa & leisure, plus plenty of family attractions. We love it!

Accommodation

300m2 villa 'oasis' in walking distance of beach and restaurants

This villa has a wonderful outdoor space for eating and relaxing throughout the day. This is complemented by a high quality interior which is fresh, modern and well-equipped. 

Equipment levels are impressive and include wifi, Sky TV, wifi, BBQ & heated pool.

Ground Floor

  • Guest WC as you enter the house
  • Bedroom 1: double bed with steps up to an en-suite shower room with basin. Access to the side garden. 
  • Bedroom 2: double bed, en-suite shower & WC.
  • Living area with open plan, fully-fitted kitchen, TV area, open fireplace, terrace access (double aspect). This room is impressive and we particularly like the landscape window overlooking the pool and nature reserve - it's designed to frame the view like a photo. Adjacent to the kitchen area is a breakfast table for supplemented by bar stools at the kitchen island. Quality branded kitchen equipment and white goods.
  • Just off the kitchen is a very handy pantry and laundry room.

First Floor

  • Bedroom 3: Master bedroom suite with king-size double bed, private balcony, pool views and a large bathroom (bath, shower cubicle, WC and double basins). NB This bathroom has a slightly old-fashioned feel to it.
  • Bedrooms 4 & 5: both with two singles that can convert to a double.
  • Shower room with WC shared by bedrooms 4 & 5.

Outside

The villa is set in its own manicured and highly secluded grounds, featuring:

  • Heated swimming pool (approx. 10m long) with deck surround and electric cover.
  • Outdoor dining is well catered for and there are relaxing & verdant views from the rear terrace
  • Whether you want to eat/relax in shade or sun, there are options for all times of day.
  • Well-maintained and colourful gardens.
  • Large private parking area with electric gate.

 

Bedrooms

3x doubles + 2x flexible (double or twins)

Bathrooms

3x en-suites + shared shower room

Pool

Heated pool with electric cover approx 10m

Equipment

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • tv with Sky channels
  • wi-fi

Outside

  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

Additional House Info

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House Rules

No smoking indoors, and no pets please.

Location

Villa d'Ilbarritz is set in a unique, beautiful location overlooking a peaceful, protected nature reserve and just  15 minutes' walk to the local beaches of Il'barritz (and restaurants too). The location is at the end of a cul-de-sac not tarmaced) and therefore offers guests seclusion and privacy. It is more-or-less equidistant between the charming Basque village of Bidart and the bustling resort of Biarritz. Both are just a 5 minute drive. A regular bus service runs from the main road into the heart of Biarritz. Also there is a cycle path most of the way into Biarritz centre.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Biarritz 3 km
Nearest beach: Plage Ilbarritz 1 km
Boulangerie: Biarritz 2 km or the nearby campsite in summer season
Restaurant: Plage Ilbarritz 1 km
Market: Biarritz 3.5 km

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Biarritz airport: 5 km
  • Bilbao airport: 130 km
  • Bordeaux airport: 200 km
  • Biarritz railway station: 5 km
  • Santander ferry port: 235 km
  • St Malo ferry port: 730 km
  • Calais ferry/chunnel: 1100 km 

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • A day of sport, Biarritz-style: 9 holes at Ilbarritz, clubhouse lunch then afternoon surf at the local beach!
  • Drinks, dinner & sunset (in that order!) at Blue Cargo restaurant
  • Watch the world go by on the Grande Plage promenade - it's like being in L.A!
  • Take a stroll around the dramatic Rocher de la Vierge walkway, after dinner in one of Le Vieux Port's bistrots (e.g. Chez Albert)
  • Take le Petit Train de la Rhune to this local Pyrenean summit and take in the exceptional views
  • A bit of pampering at the thalassotherapy centre at Plage Milady

Nearby Activities

  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Spa & thalassotherapy
  • Pelote Basque

Day Trip Ideas

  • Tour the Basque Country villages: Ascain, Ainhoa, Sare, La Bastide Clairance Cambo-les-Bains, Espelette and St-Jean-Pied-de-Port
  • Visit Bayonne, the under-rated capital of the Pays Basque; sample its famous chocolates and hams and visit the splendid cathedral - or try a trip to Arcangues
  • Stroll the stylish streets of St Jean de Luz and stay for a seafood lunch or supper
  • Crossing the border into Spain & visit San Sebastian, Pamplona or the Guggenheim museum at Bilbao
  • Explore the superb Pyrenees National Park for great walks and wildlife 

The Local Area

Around IlBarritz
Golfers will appreciate the local course - not the longest but a good challenge and the training facilities are excellent. The clubhouse does a fine lunch too! There's a few resturants to choose from, a wonderful stretch of sandy beach with a surf academy, plus local tennis and horse-riding centre.

Biarritz
After the wilderness years of the 1980s, this town is back in fashion. Celebrities and sports stars are flooding back to live in the region, turning their back on the Côte d'Azur. Biarritz is an eclectic place; it somehow manages to mix an affluent elderly population with a steady flow of well-dressed surfers plus a sprinkling of super-rich jetsetters on top. A compact and stylish town, Biarritz really does have something for everyone...famous beaches, museums, fine restaurants, boutiques, casino, golf courses, horse-riding and the south west's famous spa and thalassotherapy centres.

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Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 21 Jul 2018

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Service: We booked for the first time with Alternative Aquitaine this year. Justin was great, really knowledgable about the area and was able to help us pick the right house for 4 adults and 5 kids. The house and area was perfect for us and we had a great holiday. I would definitely use Alternative Aquitaine again.

Product: Villa d’Illbarritz was a lovely villa. A perfect setting in a really tranquil location. I am not giving the villa 5 stars only because we had a problem with flies due to the farm next door. However screen doors would have stopped this - there are screens on all of the windows. The only other negative is the spiky plant on the steps to the pool which we learned to avoid! Aside from these two issues we loved the house and setting which was great with young kids and a larger group.

On 23-Jul-2018 we responded:



Product Comment: Shame we missed out on 5 stars but it's a valid point and we'll speak to the owner about that. And we will have the spiky plant moved! It's a lovely indeed, a perfect, calm 'oasis' yet so close to the beach and bustle of Biarritz.


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