Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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 1970s 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 high 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!
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
Bureau closed off to guests
Marble staircase to the first floor
Bedroom 2 - double bedroom with 2m bed, balcony with excellent sea views
Bedroom 3 - double bedroom which can be twins or double bed
Bathroom with bath and double wash-hand basin
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 protected by electric cover (very handy for retaining heat overnight) and a security fence. There is a spacious sunbathing area surrounding the pool.
Parking for 3 cars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
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
Saint Jean de Luz
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.