< Villa Baita

Villa Baita

Feefo Rating 2 sea views, heated pool, walk to resort & beach
Ref: 024 St Jean de Luz 1km
  • 3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Superb sea views

We Say

A rare find: a villa with pool in St Jean de Luz. Great sea views and you can walk to the beach & town too.

Pricing & availability

Villa Baita
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: 6 hrs cleaning/wk + exit clean; pool heating in July; linen & household towels
  • Compulsory extras: None
  • Optional extras:
  • Security deposit: 1500 EUR
  • Changeover day: Any day
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 17:00, departure by 10:00 please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes Villa Baïta a great holiday rental

  • Villas with pools IN St Jean de Luz are are hard to come by! This villa enjoys a fabulous location near the coast path in the prestigious Sainte Barbe residential district.
  • Enjoy peace and privacy in this secluded position
  • Brisk 12 minute walk into town (timed by Justin!). Allow a little more coming back up the hill
  • Fabulous ocean views
  • Very spacious 250m2 property with delightful, well-stocked garden
  • Good size pool - 12m
  • 'Retro' styling - a welcome change from today's modern/minimalist villas!

​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:
One family or two or three couples.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - house has secure pool although interior not 'toddler-friendly'. St Jean de Luz has excellent, safe beach for young kids
  • Teenagers - great as you can walk to the town and feel independent
  • Reduced mobility - too many steps

Anything to watch out for?
The interior has several pieces of artwork, antiques & objets which would require vigilance with children.

The bathrooms & bedrooms are what we would describe as "functional" and the decor is 'retro' style - the villa was constructed in the early 80's. The Villa Baita experience is all about the wonderful location, the lovely gardens, ocean views, space and tranquility this close to the centre of St Jean de Luz. 

Why St Jean-de-Luz?
One of our favourites. A colourful and proudly Basque fishing port and holiday resort. A superb & safe town beach, excellent for the 'little ones'.


Basque Villa in secluded location with pool and superb sea views.

A large and luminous summer villa with excellent ocean views and swimming pool. The accommodation is very spacious - 250m2 - and well lit. The villa was constructed in the 1980s and follows the Basque style of architecture found locally; the terracotta roof tiles blend superbly with the blue sea, giving the villa a distinctly 'south of France' ambience.

The decor of the bathrooms and kitchen is somewhat dated - they both have a 1980s design - however, overall we are confident the villa justifies its 'Good Quality' rating.

Owned by a retired Swedish family, the owner mixes her time between Sweden and St Jean de Luz - a unique combination we think!


Ground floor

  • Grand entrance hall with marble floor
  • Vast 'cathedral' living area featuring a contemporary style of decor and artwork
  • Open-plan dining area and kitchen, fully-equipped and with a balcony offering a sea view
  • Living area with feature fireplace, flat screen TV (with European satellite TV), hi-fi and dvd player. Room opens via French doors to the covered terrace offering superb ocean views.
  • Bedroom 1 -parquet flooring, double-aspect (east and south), double bed 2m
  • Bathroom with bath & shower plus double wash-hand basin
  • Separate WC
  • Bureau closed off to guests

First floor

  • Marble staircase to the first floor
  • Bedroom 2 - double bedroom with 2m bed, balcony with excellent sea views
  • Bedroom 3 - double bedroom 
  • Bathroom with bath and double wash-hand basin
  • Separate WC
  • Attic area is closed off to guests


  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Shower room and WC for use with the swimming pool (or returning from the beach)
  • Interior garage is closed off to guests


Covered terrace with ample seating and lighting for dining outside. BBQ-plancha (hot plate) provided.

Mme Frisk takes great care of her gardens and the well-maintained and attractive plants are in keeping with the overall presentation of the villa. Given the adjacent presence of the Jardin Botanique, this is quite appropriate! A gardener will visit during guests' stay to ensure the plants are watered and gardens are maintained.

The swimming pool is 12x5m and heated when necessary. Fenced off for security plus an electric cover which helps keep the heat in overnight. Surrounded by sun-bathing terrace with loungers available. Pool shower adjacent. There is a spacious sunbathing area surrounding the pool.

Parking for 3 cars.


all bedrooms currently set up as doubles although one can be a twin.


ground floor bathroom with bath & shower; upstairs bathroom with bath; basement shower room for pool. 3x WCs in total


12x5m and heated when necessary. Fenced off for security plus an electric cover which helps keep the heat in overnight. Surrounded by sun-bathing terrace with loungers available. Pool shower adjacent.



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


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


  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space


  • cot

Additional House Info

There are European satellite channels available on the TV.

House Rules

No pets & no smoking please. There are a number of pieces of art & antiques in the villa and the owner requests care is taken particularly with young children. The integrated garage is closed off.


The villa is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac leading to the Jardin Botanique. Ste Barbe is a sought-after residential district of St Jean de Luz enjoying a peaceful, elevated position to the north of the Bay. The coast path and botanical gardens are accessed from the road where the villa is situated - the coast path is an excellent way to access the town centre and local beach of Erromardie.

  • 10 mins on foot to the Bay of St Jean de Luz
  • 15 minutes on foot to resort centre (allow extra 5 mins back as it's uphill)
  • 10-15 minutes on foot via the coastal path to Erromardie beach

La Côte Basque is a wonderful, warm and vibrant coastline of south west France, a genuine mix of Spanish and French culture and a great alternative to the more famous Côte d'Azur.

Biarritz airport is less than half an hour away and there's also the option of flying into northern Spain (Bilbao). TGV trains serve Biarritz-Bayonne and there is an SNCF connection to St Jean de Luz.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: St Jean de Luz 1km
Nearest beach: Erromardie 1km; St Jean de Luz town beach 1km.
Boulangerie: St Jean de Luz 1km
Restaurant: St Jean de Luz 1km
Market: St Jean de Luz 1km

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Biarritz airport: 15.7 km
  • Bilbao airport: 130.2 km
  • Pau airport: 134.7 km
  • Biarrtiz airport: 13.8 km
  • Bilbao ferry port: 129.3 km
  • Santander ferry port: 226.5 km
  • St Malo ferry port: 735.9 km

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • An evening stroll of St Jean de Luz's bustling streets, before drinks & supper!
  • Sampling the pintxos - Basque tapas - in St Jean de Luz or Ciboure old town
  • Catching a game of Basque pelote at one of the village frontons
  • A visit to Ainhoa or Sare - both 'picture perfect' Basque Country villages
  • 18 holes at gorgeous Golf de Chantaco or Golf de la Nivelle

Nearby Activities

  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Water-skiing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Spa & thalassotherapy
  • Pelote Basque
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking

Day Trip Ideas

  • Tour Basque Country villages: Ascain, Ainhoa, Sare, Espelette
  • Visit Bayonne, the under-rated ‘capital’ of the Pays Basque
  • Cross the border into Spain - San Sebastian, Pamplona & the Guggenheim
  • Explore the Pyreneees National Park for its wildlife, walks & scenery
  • Taste the glitz & glamour of 'Belle-Epoque' Biarritz
  • A local bus stops nearby and makes frequent trips into St Jean de Luz to the market and beach - this is very useful in the summer time when the town centre becomes busy. 

The Local Area

St Jean de Luz
Whether its beaches, boutiques, culture, restaurants or festivals you are looking for, this town is hard to beat. Stylish but without the pretence of the Riviera, St Jean is an authentic and colourful seaside town and working fishing port. It has plenty to offer discerning visitors of all ages. In particular, this is a great place to eat out - St Jean de Luz is recognised as the capital of Basque cuisine and is noted for its seafood (it is one of Rick Stein’s favourite places).

To the French, St Jean de Luz is one of the nation’s coastal jewels. Beyond France however, this delightful holiday resort and fishing port is known by surprisingly few people – but it is adored by those that do.

With the more famous resort of Biarritz just a few kms up the coast, St Jean de Luz has lived – contentedly – in the shadows of its more illustrious neighbour. To the Basques of St Jean de Luz, Biarritz is practically a foreign land!

In fact, arriving in St Jean de Luz you might well wonder if you are in France at all. This is where France meets Spain and the mix on this side of the Pyrénées creates a distinctly different ambience. This is French Basque Country.

The relative secrecy of this far south western corner of France has served St Jean de Luz well. Whilst it is an ever-popular French holiday destination, the town is also a working port and bustling shopping centre and consequently it is alive and vibrant all year round.

St Jean de Luz suits the discerning traveller: whilst the sandy beaches are excellent for families, this is not a “bucket and spade” resort - the Basques and the fishermen would never allow this! It’s for those who want to experience active and varied days and relax in the evening and enjoy a meal in one of the many brasseries and bistrots which line the town’s enchanting back streets.

The location is enviable, set in a horse-shoe bay with a beautiful sandy beach and a backdrop of the western Pyrénées, peaked by La Rhune, the mythical Basque mountain. This combination of ocean and mountain landscapes is a unique draw and also helps to keep St Jean de Luz surprisingly mild in winter.

More than that, the landscape and vibrant Basque architecture produce a combination of light and colour that gives St Jean de Luz a special, intangible, quality that is matched in only a few other places in France. Little wonder it’s one of our favourite resorts.

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Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 03 Sep 2015

Service: Feefo Service Rating Product: Feefo Product Rating

Service: Efficient

Product: Lovely location

On 03-Sep-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Thanks for writing - glad you enjoyed the villa and beautiful Saint Jean de Luz! Justin

Review posted on 18 Aug 2015

Service: Feefo Service Rating Product: Feefo Product Rating

Service: Friendly, courteous, efficient.

Product: Great property and pool, excellent location.

On 19-Aug-2015 we responded:

Service Comment: Fantastic, glad you enjoyed it! St Jean de Luz is one of my favourite places. Justin

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