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.
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.
Anything to watch out for?
No - this is a really good holiday villa.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
2 double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with double bed (can be separated into twins) and bunk bed, 1 twin bedroom
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
Yes, 10m x 5m, fenced, 1m - 1.9m deep, can be heated (supplement applies - see Optional Extras). Open April-October.
The BBQ/plancha provided is actually an electric barbecue. A baby changing mat is also available.
No smoking, and no pets please.
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).
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
* 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
* 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
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:
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.View More Moliets Rentals
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