What makes Villa des Yuccas a great holiday rental
Villa des Yuccas offers that rare combination of private pool, and having the beach, town & restaurants within an easy stroll - what better place to relax. The simple furnishings are reflected in an excellent value price for this location.
Families and groups of friends looking for an affordable villa with pool in walking distance of the beach; anyone who knows Hossegor will know this location is to die for!
Anything to watch out for?
Villa des Yuccas combines modern bathrooms & kitchen with simpler, more traditional bedrooms & living room. It works well as a holiday home and helps keep the price down. Guests should expect 'gite' decor and not a luxury villa.
Why Hossegor & Capbreton?
Capbreton is the more authentic, a former whaling village which still relies on the sea for it's prosperity. There's a working fishing port, marina, museum of the sea, fish market and plenty of seafood restaurants. Hossegor is more famous: an established surfing destination with a very 'cool' vibe. It also offers great beaches, good shopping, a lovely lagoon and plenty of activities (surf, golf, tennis, cycling, sailing & more).
Traditional Landes house with pool just 400m from the beach
Villa des Yuccas is built in the traditional Landes style and tucked away in a quiet leafy road just 500m from the glorious sandy beaches of both the Atlantic coast and Hossegor's tree-lined lake. A short stroll will take you to the centre of this busy market town with it's cafés, restaurants, boutiques.
The house is reached via a short driveway at the front of the property, gated from the road outside. There is space for parking a car off the road. The swimming pool is also at the front, screened from the drive and road by hedges, with an extensive decked terrace with loungers and outdoor sitting area.
The décor in the living areas is simple, neutral. The double bedrooms feature matching cottage-style furnishings. The house has a lot of French charm - wooden or tiled floors, furniture in keeping with the age & style of the property, and traditional windows & doors.
Inside - downstairs
The entrance door leads to a hallway and the rest of the downstairs area, comprising:
Good sized living/dining room, with dining table and chairs for up to 8 people, settee & chairs, fireplace, and door leading to narrow rear terrace. There is a TV for use with a dvd player only; no channels are available.
Separate TV room / snug off the living room, a lovely light room with exposed beam, and wood floor. There's a 50inch flat screen tv on the wall, and a large leather sofa. You step down to it from the living room, via an open door way, and it opens out onto the back terrace through glass door, so gets lots of evening sun.
A separate, small modern kitchen, also opening onto the terrace, equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, oven, 4-ring hob, built-in microwave, fridge
Bedroom 1, painted yellow, with double bed, overlooking the front
Bedroom 2, a quite basic children's room with bunk beds, to the side
Bathroom 1 with bath and separate shower cubicle (refurbished early 2012)
At this level is a reading room containing a single day bed and which can be used as a fifth bedroom for one person.
Inside - upstairs
The steepish wooden staircase leads from the hall to the upstairs landing and two further bedrooms:
Bedroom 3 - double bedroom, overlooking the rear
Bedroom 4 - a larger double bedroom with wash basin, overlooking the front
There is also a 2nd bathroom, completely refurbished in 2011, containing shower, basin & WC.
Outside - rear
At the rear of the house, accessed around the side or directly from the living room or kitchen, is a narrow decked terrace running the width of the house, with dining table and chairs - an ideal spot for aperitifs and al-fresco dining. (This area overlooks large gardens belonging to the neighbouring property - the neighbours are seldom present.).
3x doubles, 1 x bunk beds, 1 x single bedroom
Downstairs bathroom with bath & separate shower; and upstairs shower room; both with WC, plus further separate WC
8m x 4m. Unheated, protected by alarm and cover, Roman steps at one end. Usually open late May-end September, other periods on request.
There is a TV for playing DVDs only (no aerial). DVD library in the house.
No smoking indoors, and no pets please.
The villa is located in avenue des Yuccas, almost exactly halfway between the lagoon and ocean (each 400m away). It's a lovely beach with an excellent surfing reputation if you want it, an attractive beachfront with several restaurants & cafés. At the lagoon there are sandy coves, picnic spots and watersports - this is an excellent, safe bathing area, ideal for younger kids when the ocean surf is looking formidable. And it's less than 15 minutes' walk to the town centre - an easy level walk for the daily morning ritual of visiting the boulangerie. Hossegor (pronounced "oz-gor") is in the Sud Landes area of south west France, not far from Biarritz and Spain. The area is dominated by a superb summer landscape of ocean, lakes and pine forests.
Nearest village / town: Hossegor
Nearest beach: Hossegor Plage Centrale, 500m
Boulangerie: Hossegor centre 400m
Restaurant: Hossegor centre & beach, 400m
Market: Hossegor centre 400m
The local region of Sud Landes is typical Aquitaine - endless stretches of sandy beaches buffeted by the Atlantic ocean, vast pine forests punctuated by the occasional lake and criss-crossed by a network of cycle trails.
Capbreton and Hossegor are neighbouring seaside towns which between them offer an appealing contrast. Hossegor is the more famous, largely through its surfing heritage. It's a 'feelgood' place offering boutique shopping, great bars, nightlife and restaurants, world-famous surfing beaches, casino, and a lovely golf course pllus a beautiful lagoon for safe bathing.
Capbreton lives in the shadow of Hossegor but it's the place the locals prefer for eating out and for beaches. It's definitely the more authentic of the two, largely because of its fishing port and daily fish market. In fact, the town thrived in the 19th century as a whaling port and this sea-faring heritage is still very much apparent today.
It also has a charming town centre and market. Capbreton is just more French than Hossegor, if you see what we mean. It remains, admirably, something of a French (and Spanish) secret.
Capbreton sea-front is a bustling place, day and evening. You can walk all the way along the marina and sea-front. The jetty, known locally as l'estacade, offers excellent coastal views. There's normally a few locals here trying to catch a fish for supper. It makes for great viewing!
Like most of the south west coast, Capbreton-Hossegor is something of an outdoor playground. Take your pick from surfing, canoeing, sailing, diving, fishing, cycling, tennis, horse-riding and golf to name a few. Golfers will enjoy the local course, the 1930s-built Golf d’Hossegor. The traditional club house is also a delight. A short drive up the road is Seignosse, a water and forest monster of a course ranked in Continental Europe’s Top 50. There are other great courses within 45 minutes drive including Moliets and several around Biarritz.
Hossegor regularly holds major surfing competitions; the whole Aquitaine coast is a perfect venue for surfers but here, the presence of an offshore hollow in the sea-bed gives the waves here that extra edge. If you don't fancy a go yourself, just sit on the sea-front with a drink of your choice and watch the surfers ride to shore. Surfing visitors will also want to visit the outlet centre at Soorts where the major brands have factory stores selling boards, accessories and clothing.
Cyclists can enjoy the many safe forest tracks that connect between the towns along the coast. Sailing enthusiasts should head for the marina. Being so close to the Pays Basque border, sporting life also includes the legendary game of pelote; you can watch a game at the fronton in Hossegor.View More Hossegor Rentals
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Product: great location, house a little tired in places but clean, spacious and comfortable with nice bathrooms and lovely outside decked spaces, bigger than looks in photos. fairly quiet, a little noise at night from revellers returning from beach but not excessive. bikes well worth hiring to get to north beaches, fish market, top end of lake etc
Service Comment: I think you've summed up Hossegor - and Villa des Yuccas - perfectly! Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for providing some feedback on your holiday. Justin
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Product: Needs a bit of updating which we understand is happening this winter but great location and set up around the pool.
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Stylishly renovated villa with pool, quiet location close to beach
heated pool & walk to beach