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Seafront Apartment, with direct access to beaches

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

Call Owner
Speaks English, French

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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4 Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Vancouver BC Canada
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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5

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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Lancashire
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

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

From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£837
for 7 nights
£837
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£359
for 4 nights
£628
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£879
for 7 nights
£879
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£383
for 4 nights
£670
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£335
for 4 nights
£586
 

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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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

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

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • village
  • waterfront

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

Floor Area

  • 80 m²

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Meals

  • Self-catering

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.

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