Villa Aliénor

Feefo Rating 7 smart villa, heated pool, near fantastic beaches
Ref: 131 Moliets-Plage
  • 4 bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Very good quality villa close to beach

We Say

Smart & well-equipped villa, heated pool, under 1 km to beach, easy bike ride to activities and places to eat - an ideal family holiday villa

Pricing & availability

Villa Aliénor
4 bedrooms, sleeps 10

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Fresh linen & towels
  • Compulsory extras:
  • Optional extras: Pool heating 150 EUR pw, 250 EUR 2 weeks (payable in advance). Mid-stay cleaning (subject to availability) - pre-booked with the house manager and paid-for locally (€150, excluding linen change). Mid-stay change of linen for two week bookings - 80 EUR.
  • Security deposit: 600 GBP
  • Changeover day: Saturday or Sunday changeover subject to availability
  • Arrival and departure:
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes Villa Aliénor a great holiday rental

Attractive, summery villa in the family-friendly resort of Moliets-Plage, known for its vast sandy beaches and delightful forest cycle trails. Property features include off-road parking, private fenced & heated swimming pool, garden overlooking the golf-course, spacious living areas and a feeling of a real "home-from-home". The nearest beach is 15-20 minutes walk or a short bike-ride away, and lots of activities and places of interest are close by as well. In all, Villa Aliénor is a very relaxing, convenient place to spend a summer holiday.

Best for:
Families with young kids will appreciate the fenced pool and nearby beach; those with active older children will enjoy the space, and Moliets' range of activities. Also ideal for groups of friends/couples looking for a surfing or golfing holiday.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - very good, baby equipment available (2x cots), and pool has security fence.
  • Teenagers - wifi & separate mezzanine sitting area; lots to do in Moliets, and easy to roam independently.
  • Reduced mobility - access to the villa is not level, but once inside most of the living accommodation is on one level.

Anything to watch out for?

No - this is a really good holiday villa.

Why Moliets?
Moliets is known as something of an oasis amongst the endless pines of western Europe's largest forest. It's basically a big playground! Activities include: surfing, cycling, golf, tennis, adventure parc, horse-riding, kayaking, etc etc. Many places of interest are within an hour's drive. It's an ideal destination for an active and varied sea-side holiday.

Accommodation

A smart, modern and very well-equipped holiday villa.

Villa Aliénor is a detached property on a development of 50 villas, 800m from Chênes-Liéges beach (a lovely 'Plage Verte' with reduced access for cars, the one locals prefer), and approx. 1.5-2 kms from Moliets-Plage central beach. It's half-French, half-English owners have taken care to give the villa many extras compared to other villas at this site, by including DVD player, baby equipment, fenced swimming pool (can be heated), wifi, modern kitchen, and by using very good quality, modern furniture and furnishings. It adds up to being a very good, and more homely, alternative to Moliets' 'Villa Resort' villas.

Entrance:

Outside a driveway leads to parking for 2-3 cars in an underground garage, where there's also storage for bikes, surf boards, etc. (A second 'drinks' fridge is also located down here.) A short set of steps lead to the front door.

Inside:

Inside the villas comprises: good-sized hallway with room for luggage, shoes, etc, with leads into a very spacious, double-height lounge and dining area. The dining table sits in bay-windows overlooking the garden; it seats up to 8 people. The lounge area includes fireplace, and three sofas (two 3-seaters and one 2-seater one), TV & DVD player. A gallery-style kitchen is separated from the lounge at one end by a breakfast bar, with bar stools. It is fully equipped, including dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer and washing machine.

The living dining/kitchen area is in the centre of two corridors providing access to the bedroom/bathroom areas on either side. On one side is a master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room. On the other side is a second double room, another double room with double bed (can be separated into singles) and bunk-beds, and family bathroom (with jacuzzi bath). The bedrooms are quite simply but comfortably furnished. The bath and shower rooms are modern and good quality.There are 2 separate wc's.

A staircase leads from the living room to a mezzanine 'play area' level with a selection of toys, small TV with DVD player, and sofa. (Can be closed off by stair gate if needed.)

Overall the interior is approximately 140m2 altogether, and feels light and spacious.

Outside:

Glass patio doors lead from the living room to the enclosed rear garden overlooking the golf-course. It comprises: a large decked terrace including covered area with garden table and chairs, 5 sunloungers, fenced 10m x 5m swimming pool and small grassed area to the side. The pool depth ranges from 1m - 1.9m. The pool is unheated and open from April to October (the water is fresh in the early part of the season!) Currently naked-flame barbecues are banned in Moliets, so a particular plus of Villa Aliénor is the plancha (electric grill/barbecue) so you won't be denied the pleasure of cooking outside.

In all, Villa Aliénor is a ideal place for one or two families to enjoy the forests, beaches and activities of a lovely part of Aquitaine.

Bedrooms

2 double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with double bed (can be separated into twins) and bunk bed, 1 twin bedroom

Bathrooms

3 - one bathroom en-suite to master bedroom, one shower room en-suite to twin bedroom, plus family bathroom with jacuzzi bath. 2 separate WCs

Pool

Yes, 10m x 5m, fenced, 1m - 1.9m deep, can be heated (supplement applies - see Optional Extras). Open April-October.

Equipment

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • dvd player
  • ipod dock
  • tv with uk channels
  • wi-fi

Outside

  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space

General

  • cot
  • high chair

Additional House Info

The BBQ/plancha provided is actually an electric barbecue. A baby changing mat is also available. 

House Rules

No smoking, and no pets please.

Location

The villa is a privately-owned property in the 'Royal Club Aquitaine' estate of Moliets-Plage, a residential area of 50 villas, 800m from Chênes-Liéges beach, approximately 2.5kms from Moliets-et-Maa village, and 2 kms from Moliets-Plage (1.5 kms by cycle trail).

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Moliets-Plage
Nearest beach: Chênes-Lièges 800m, Moliets-Plage 2 kms
Boulangerie: Moliets-bourg 2 kms
Restaurant: Moliets-Plage 2 kms
Market: Moliets-Plage 2 kms

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Biarritz airport: 75 km
  • Bordeaux airport: 160 km
  • Pau airport: 180 km
  • Dax railway station: 40 km
  • Bayonne railway station: 60 km
  • Bilbao ferry port: 220 km
  • Santander ferry port: 320 km
  • St Malo ferry port: 680 km
  • Calais ferry terminal/tunnel: 1020 km

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

* Canoe or kayak along the Courant d'Huchet
* Explore the coast, forests and lakes via the network of cycle trails
* A day's golf & surf at Moliets
* Take a break from the beach and unwind at the Lac de Leon - go by bike
* Catch an exhibition of Course Landais at St Vincent de Tyrosse

Nearby Activities

  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Water-skiing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Pelote Basque
  • Course Landaise
  • Adventure Parc
  • Aqua Parc

Day Trip Ideas

* Belle-Epoque Biarritz - style & surf chic combined
* Pretty Basque fishing port & resort, St Jean de Luz
* Discover the 'postcard' hillside villages of the Basque Country
* Hop over the border into Spain for San Sebastian or Bilbao's stunning Guggenheim
* Explore the superb Pyrenees National Park for great walks & wildlife
* Visit the under-rated city of Bayonne, the Pays Basque capital

The Local Area

Moliets is known as something of an oasis amongst the endless pines of western Europe's largest forest. It's basically a big playground! Here's a selection of some the activities you can pursue in the resort:

  • Golf course & training centre - one of continental Europe's Top 50 courses
  • Surfing - championship surf conditions plus a local surf club for tuition
  • Land-yachting - the quickest way to cover several kms of sandy beach!
  • Kite-surfing - windsurfing and surfing combined
  • Sailing - sailing school at lac de Léon (7 kms)
  • Canoeing / kayaking - take the Courant d'Huchet from lac de Léon to the ocean
  • Horse-riding - equestrian centre at Domaine de la Prade
  • Tennis - several courts at the golf club
  • Cycling - 12 kms of safe and shady forest cycle tracks
  • Nature trails - several tracks criss-crossing the dunes, forests and around the lakes
  • Windsurfing - at the ocean or at lac de Léon
  • Adrenaline Park - includes quad biking & karting
  • Children's farm where the kids can see animals of the region including the Gascony pig!
  • Scenic flights to get a real sense of the Cote Landaise geography
  • Cross-country skiing on pine needles!
  • Moliets Golf Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones in 1988, and is a monster of a course. The course is ranked in Continental Europe's Top 50 and 9th best course in France. It is currently used on the European PGA Challenge Tour.

Whilst it's a relatively new course, the surrounding forest dates back to the early 1900s. American in its layout, the course takes in parkland (yes, you've guessed it - a pine forest!) and links-style golf. In fact, it's the seaside holes, 13, 14, 15 and 16, that make for the most attractive golf on the course. The 18 hole course is a shade under 7000 yards, par 72. There is also a 9 hole course and golf training centre.

Green fees for the championship course start at around €55 depending on the season, although the purchase of a Golf Pass is recommended - this gives you discounted access to five local courses.

The local town of Léon has a distinctly laid-back feel to it. It has a couple of restaurants, shops, supermarkets and a tourist office. There are plenty of local markets to enjoy including Léon (every day from mid June to mid Sep and Tuesday all year round); Moliets-Plage (Monday and Thursday all year round and Saturday in July and August); and Dax (Saturday and Sunday).

To sample a pastime particular to the south west, visit Vieux-Boucau to watch Course Landaise (a less gory version of bull-fighting) and the Basque-invented pelota, the fastest ball-game in the world. If you'd like to learn more about the Landaise culture and traditions, try the eco-museum at nearby Sabres.

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Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 12 Aug 2016

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Service: Excellent service

Product: Excellent holiday

On 12-Aug-2016 we responded:

Service Comment: Super! Glad everything worked out for your last minute booking. Justin


Review posted on 24 Sep 2015

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Service: Prompt and courteous and knowledgeable

Product: Well located, spacious villa. Great for small children.

On 25-Sep-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Thank you for replying to the questionnaire. It is a good option for families with young children. Justin


Review posted on 27 Aug 2015

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Service: Justin and Alex are great - they listen, and do their best to match you to a property that fits your needs. They even sent an OS Map of the area and a very local map before we went. Excellent customer service!

Product: Beautiful villa,exactly as described. Excellent location, only 20 min walk from the beach and overlooking the golf course. I don't think the photos do it justice!

On 27-Aug-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Delighted that you had such a lovely holiday! And thanks for doing such a great job for us marketing Moliets Plage!! That Super U Express is certainly new - the resort gets better each year. Thanks for writing, we really appreciate it. Justin


Review posted on 17 Aug 2015

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Service: Very helpful -gave great guidance when trying to choose best option for our family.

Product: Excellent

On 17-Aug-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Great to read you enjoyed your villa holiday at Moliets Plage. Thanks for replying to the survey. Justin


Review posted on 02 Aug 2015

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Service: Great company to deal with, everything straightforward, helpful and responsive by email and phone, felt like a very personal service.

Product: Excellent villa, spacious, well equipped, better than described online, very sorry to leave at the end of our stay....

On 04-Aug-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Thank you! We do appreciate your comments about Villa Alienor, sounds like you had a lovely time. Alex


Review posted on 02 Oct 2014

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Service: very professional

Product: lovely villa, more suitable for families with children 5yrs+ due to balcony.


Review posted on 11 Mar 2014

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Service: Really helpful and efficient. Good knowledge of the area

Product: Lovely villa. Close to the beach.


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