Villa d'Uhabia

luxurious home with heated pool and superb views
Ref: 128 Bidart
  • 6 bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Best quality
  • Pool & beach access

We Say

Luxury Basque coast beach villa with country home comforts, panoramic ocean and mountain views, direct beach access - as good as it gets.

Pricing & availability

Villa d'Uhabia
6 bedrooms, sleeps 12

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen, bathroom towels, 5x 3 hrs housekeeping pw peak season, 1 visit pw (3 hrs) off-peak
  • Compulsory extras:
  • Optional extras: Fridge stocking service, surf guide, personal chef (€45-€55 per hour plus cost of ingredients), baby sitting, chauffeur pickup, driver
  • Security deposit: 1000 EUR (800 GBP)
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes Villa d'Uhabia a great holiday rental

  • Fabulous panoramic sea & mountain views
  • Generous living spaces
  • Heated infinity pool
  • Direct beach access
  • Short stroll to restaurants & boulangerie - or why not let us arrange for a local chef to come to you?
  • Quiet, private location
  • The house has an ipad Air which is loaded with lots of useful local information to help you to make the most of your stay here.

​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:

For an extended family, 2-3 families, or group of couples, wanting a superior seaside villa with luxury home comforts - Villa d'Uhabia is as good as it gets.  

Suitability for:

Toddlers: will need supervision around the pool, terrace & sloping garden; babysitting available
Teenagers: will be in heaven! Beach, pool, wifi, access to village & easy trip into Biarritz
Reduced mobility: not very suitable due to raised plot, and steps up to entrance.

Anything to watch out for?
No.

Why Bidart-Biarritz?
Bidart is a very pretty Basque village with town hall, fronton & restaurants.  Distinctive Basque architecture, fabulous coastline and the Pyrenees in the background. The beach offers excellent surfing and body-boarding too. Chic, cosmopolitan Biarritz is just 4 kms away.

Accommodation

Superb, luxurious villa with infinity pool & panoramic sea & mountain views

The house is set back in large plot (1300m2), in a raised position off a quite one-way residential street. A short drive leads up to the house and entrance.

Inside:

Several steps lead up to the front door which opens into a large entrance hall with separate WC. Off to the left through glass doors is the main sitting room. Off to the right is a double bedroom with ensuite shower room. (This bedroom is at the front of the house.)

Straight down the hall from the main entrance is the large open plan dining room and kitchen, which take full advantage of the stunning views right over the ocean.

The kitchen is fully equipped (2 dishwashers!) and has all the mod cons. Blue painted wood cupboard doors, loads of work surface, island with the large double cooker and induction hob. 

Upstairs in a gallery above the kitchen, again overlooking the ocean, is a second sitting room with large TV. On the same floor are a further 3 double bedrooms, 2 of which have views over the ocean and very large bathrooms with huge walk in showers and double sinks. One of them also has a bath with low windows to enjoy the views whilst soaking in the tub - heaven!

Balconies off both double rooms on the front of the house. There is also a twin room with small ensuite shower room and another smaller double also with shower. The bedrooms all have very comfortable thick mattresses, lots of pillows and cushions and throws - very much a smart hotel bedroom style, with a lovely personal feel.

Up a further small flight of stairs is the final large double bedroom suite which also has a mini sitting room area, balcony, large bathroom and walk-in wardrobe and spectacular views.

Outside:

The kitchen opens on to the mid-sized sloping garden. There is a gate at the top of the garden that joins the footpath with direct access to the beach below. Off the side of the dining area are double doors leading out on to the deck overlooking the infinity pool and a BBQ area.

The heated infinity pool measures 8m x 3.5m. It has an electric rolling cover and a salt filter.

Bedrooms

5 bedrooms with kingsize double beds, one with twin beds which can be joined to make a double

Bathrooms

6 ensuites: 4 shower rooms, 2 with bath + shower

Pool

8m x 3.5m heated infinity pool, protected by electric rolling cover

Equipment

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • tv with English-speaking channels
  • wi-fi

Outside

  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

General

  • cot
  • high chair

Additional House Info

Additionjal equipment includes: juicer, Nespresso machine, B&W sound system, surround-sound TV, surfboard store, and secret lookout.

Location

Villa d'Uhabia is located in a quiet residential area on a one way street 300m from Bidart centre, in an elevated position above the Plage du Centre.

Bidart itself is an attractive Basque seaside village with lovely traditional feel.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Bidart
Nearest beach: Bidart plage du centre - in front!
Boulangerie: Bidart 300m
Restaurant: Bidart 300m
Market: Bidart - Saturday morning market + Thursday night market in July & August

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Biarritz airport: 9 km
  • Pau airport: 130 km
  • Bilbao airport: 125 km
  • Bordeaux airport: 200 km
  • Biarritz railway station: 10 km
  • Santander ferry port: 230 km
  • St Malo ferry port: 735 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 any of the sea-view restaurants in Bidart or Guethary
  • Stroll the dramatic headland coast path between Bidart and Guethary
  • 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
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Fishing
  • Spa & thalassotherapy
  • Pelote Basque
  • Wine-tasting
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain sports

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

Bidart
Bidart is a charming Basque village-by-the-sea - a church, a fronton (an outdoor court for playing Pelota, similar to squash), a little sleepy but pretty and characterful. It sits on the hill above the Atlantic, on the edge of a cliff, at the highest point on the Basque coastline. There is a little supermarket, bakery, cafés, newsagents, gift shops and a couple of bars and restaurants.

Its cliff-top chapel Ste-Madeleine is remarkable - you won't see many smaller churches anywhere in the world. The views from the coast path are fantastic - there aren't many places where you see mountains meet the ocean.

Neighbouring Guéthary is a similar treasure, a traditional fishing port, large villas and small houses rise in tiers from the seafront.

There are plenty of life-guarded beaches to choose between - almost all offering surf equipment hire and tuition on the excellent waves. (A private surf guide is available - please enquire.) Bidart is often a venue for surf competitions. Out in front the Plage du Centre has volleyball and pétanque courts. South of Bidart, Plage de l'Uhabia offers summer activities and games for children. Plage de Parlementia offers access to the Phare de Koskenia (lighthouse) from Guéthary.

There are plenty of good golfing options nearby. We recommend buying a Biarritz golf pass, which entitles you to play at Arcangues, Bayonne, Biarritz, Ilbarritz, Moliets or Seignosse. Nearby Ilbarritz provides spectacular ocean-side golf (9 holes, par 32). In 1998 it was chosen as the most beautiful nine holes in France.

Beautiful coastal walks link the coves from Bidart through Guéthary and St-Jean-de-Luz, all the way to Hendaye on the edge of Spain. Nearby there is also horse-riding through forests, or along the beach.

Festivals: June to September see festivals and events all along this stretch of coast: horse-riding & surfing competitions, basque culture (especially the Fete de Bayonne in August), art, jazz, wine, beer, film and dance.

Markets: there's Biarritz's fabulous Les Halles covered market (every day), antiques markets in Anglet and Bayonne, plus Bidart's own Saturday morning market in the village centre.

Restaurants: the cuisine in this corner of France & Spain is some of Europe's finest. We can guide you on where to eat.

Biarritz
After the wilderness years of the 1980s, Biarritz is again a thriving, contemporary seaside destination. Celebrities and sports stars are flooding back to live in the region, turning their back on the Côte d'Azur. It mixes 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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