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Seafront Apartment, with direct access to beaches

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Guethary, Nr Biarritz ,Pyrenees Atlantiques, France - Peaceful Location With Direct Access To The Beach

Situated in the picturesque and charming village of Guethary, the flat has a unique position on the seafront, directly overlooking the sea (there is nothing between us and the sea, it is like being on a cruise liner!). It is ideal for families as there 3 beaches just a stroll away with no road to cross. Although protected from mass tourism, Guethary is a lively village offering a wide variety of activities, restaurants and amenities and an unrivalled basque charm.


Owner
Emma & Simon Pearce
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2017

About Emma & Simon Pearce

Hello,

I first went to Guethary as a small baby. The flat was purchased by my grandparents in the 1940s, and has been our family holiday home ever since. I am french, but lived in the UK for many years. I now live in France with my english husband and our 3 children. They all love the place, and we are happy that he flat will, in time, transfer to its 4th generation in our family.

Family members stay in the flat regularly, and you should realise that it is first and formost our holiday home, not a commercial rental. As such it has a unique caracter which we hope makes people feel at home.

I look forward to seeing you in Guethary soon !

Emma

Emma & Simon Pearce purchased this apartment in 1949

Why Emma & Simon Pearce chose Cote Basque - Biarritz area

Hello,

I first went to Guethary as a small baby. The flat was purchased by my grandparents in the 1940s, and has been our family holiday home ever since. I am french, but lived in the UK for many years. I now live in France with my english husband and our 3 children. They all love the place, and we are happy that he flat will, in time, transfer to its 4th generation in our family.

Family members stay in the flat regularly, and you should realise that it is first and formost our holiday home, not a commercial rental. As such it has a unique caracter which we hope makes people feel at home.

I look forward to seeing you in Guethary soon !

Emma

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our stay and in particular the spectacular view of the Atlantic and the quality of the local restaurants. We enjoyed ourselves so much we only spent one day sightseeing away from Guethary and have already recommended your apartment to friends of ours. Glyn & Helen



Thank you for your hospitality in staying at your nice appartment! We enjoyed it very much and hope to return again next year. Sylvia,Emile,Sophie,Louise and Philippe

Thank you very much for our stay in Guethary. Hope to visit you again. Dinar
Apr 2008
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Guéthary in Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • waterfront
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC. Separate WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom with sea views, including the main Surf Spot.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Small single room.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Good sized twin room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 off living room with double bed, wardrobe, balcony overlooking the sea. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and wardrobe. Window to the rear of the building. Bedroom 3 with single bed. No external window.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The flat is a spacious 80sqm (845sqft) on the 2nd floor but only one flight of stairs. There is no direct vehicular access to the building but there are 2 free car parks within 100m. If you have any specific requirements (cot, highchair amongst others), please do not hesitate to ask and we'll try our best to help. Outside: The outside space is the balcony. It overlooks the beach (our garden!) and the sea (our swimming pool!). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The flat is cleaned between rentals. Extra cleaning during rental possible on request (at extra cost). Linen as well as towels are provided but not beach towels. Other: Large entrance hall with storage facilities.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Seafront Apartment, with direct access to beaches
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5

Amazing view and a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyable week at this property. We walked the coastal path twice to St Jean de Luz. The apartment itself is right on the water making it feel like being on a cruise ship. The apartment is an authentic French apartment, and is well stocked with all the necessities. The owners are very helpful, while booking we asked for a hair dryer, as there wasn't one mentioned in the description, but when we arrived at the apt there it was in the bathroom, much appreciated. Guethary the village worked well for us, as we had given up our car rental, the village has a small grocery store and several bars and restaurants, the bus and train service were sufficient for travels further afield.

But the view and the sound of the ocean is the big appeal.

The only draw back was the third bedroom (with one single bed) did not have a window to the outdoors, it seemed better suited for a child than an adult due to the limited space. Also the dishwasher and washing machine, could use a little attention.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the feedback, and we are very pleased you had a great time. We do our best to help guests have a pleasant stay, and above all profit from the location. The third bedroom is indeed small, but there is built-in wardrobe space just opposite the door. The washing machine has for a while been on our list of things to do to improve the facilities, and I have now got a new machine which will be installed over the winter. Following your remarks, I will also have a look at the dishwasher which we have not previously identified as an issue. Best regards Simon & Emma
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this charming family flat. The location cannot be beaten. The flat is very well equipped and the character of the family is all over it, making it feel as if you have come to someone's treasured multi-generational home, which is what it is.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming flat and enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Emma (and family) for our stay in your charming flat, and also to Matthieu for meeting us on a Sunday at lunchtime. The flat is very French and full of charm and the location is perfect with a beautiful view of the sea. It is very convenient for the railway station, and very close to the centre of the village for access to bars and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Pieds dans l'eau

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement d'Emma et Simon est particulièrement agréable.

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans ce lieu au charme océanique où nous nous sommes sentis tout de suite comme chez nous dans un village qui plus est, auquel nous sommes de plus en plus attachés.

A bientôt !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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situation idéale, la mer à vos pieds

  • 4 of 5

Très bel espace de vie avec une vue imprenable sur l'océan. En un mot, des vacances très réussies

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Emplacement parfait

  • 5 of 5

Merci Emma et Simon, nous avons passe un super sejour . Nous nous sommes sentis tout de suite comme chez nous dans cet appartement parfaitement situe en face des vagues et sur le port de Guethary. Nous reviendrons c'est sur. Nicolas et Benedicte.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci bp. A la prochaine!
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Biarritz
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Heteroclito - Kosta Aldea
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Guethary - Saint Jean de Luz and Biarritz
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Biarritz
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Heteroclito-Txamara-Bahia
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Guethary
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

There are 3 beaches within a few hundred metres from the flat, the nearest ones are next to the building and accessible without crossing any roads. Several other beaches are within easy walking distance. The main beach has life guards in the summer. The beaches are sandy with some stones. They are very child friendly and offer great rock pool fishing at low tide. Guethary is also renown for its surfing spots, one of them is right in front of the balcony! The coastal footpath runs next to the building.

Travel:

Biarritz is the closest airport 10km and is served by Ryanair and EasyJet from various UK airports. Pau, Bordeaux and Bilbao airports are within 2 hours drive on the motorway. The nearest A63 motorway junctions are 5km away (either north or south). Access by train is also possible (main line is Paris to Spain by TGV, in the summer some trains do stop in Guethary otherwise change in Bayonne or Biarritz). Car not essential but recommended to explore the area. Parking in Guethary is free.

Distances:

Biarritz is 9km away, Saint Jean de Luz 6km. Spain is only 20km south. Guethary is situated on the coastal path and you can walk to Biarritz or Saint Jean de Luz.

Further Details:

Guethary is a typical basque fishing village (the quaint and picturesque harbour is right by the flat). Although away from mass tourism, it has several shops (including clothes shops, small supermarket, bakery, pizza takeaways, pharmacy ...). But bigger supermarkets are only a 5 minute drive away. There are several good restaurants right on the seafront or in the village to choose from for a meal out. Traditional basque events are organised during the summer. Also in the village you can find an art museum, tennis courts, surf schools. Several golf courses are within a 30 min drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Guéthary, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,335
for 7 nights
£1,335
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£756
for 7 nights
£756
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Normally Sunday in the summer months. Some flexibility possible, please check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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