When you enter our newly-renovated single-family house and see the century-old palm tree as the centerpiece of the private courtyard, you'll know you've truly entered an oasis of tranquility as the stress and worries of daily life slip away.
Although peaceful, the house is located in the center of Biarritz in what is known as the best "quartier" of the town. You will be a short five minute walk from the famous Cote des Basques surfing beach, a five minute walk from the world-renowned food market, and a short seven minute stroll to the main downtown area, which includes many shops and restaurants, the casino and the grande plage. The... house is situated directly on Parc Mazon, which is a quiet, wonderful little park with a large play area for children.
The house is shaped as an "L" centered by the large courtyard with floor-to-ceiling French doors which fully open onto the space. These doors create an ideal indoor-outdoor living situation. Just to the left as you enter is the new gourmet kitchen, fully stocked with high-quality equipment waiting for you to turn your market purchases into culinary masterpieces. The kitchen flows seamlessly onto the living area, which is equipped with a large, comfy sofa, a large flat screen television, and a surround sound blu-ray DVD player. Up the ladder from the living area is a cozy loft which contains two extra sleeping spaces. Down a short hallway you first come to the laundry room with a full size washer and dryer, followed by the first of two main bedrooms. This bedroom is light and airy has two single beds which can be combined to form a queen size bed. Straight ahead is a half bathroom containing a toilet and just to the left is a well appointed bathroom with a full-size bathtub/shower, sink and toilet. The master bedroom is to the right and contains a separate en-suite shower and sink, queen size bed, and a desk, which also has french doors that open fully onto the courtyard. The courtyard contains a outdoor dining table with space for six, a BBQ, and two lounge chairs for soaking up the Biarritz sun.
The house comes complete with all linens and beach towels, and is fully equipped for a stay with children of any age, including infants (we have everything a child needs including toys and games, a "pack and play" crib, high chair, stroller and more).
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Villa Clairette: A 2br + loft oasis of tranquility Biarritz, Aquitaine, France
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The house is located off a small, quiet alley on the Parc Mazon, 5 minutes walk from the beach, market, and downtown.
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Left on 01/09/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | From Playa
A wonderful, spacious mini "villa”. Great location a bit away from the heavy tourist area in a quite neighborhood adjacent to a lovely little park and a short walk from the market hall, Carrefour and boulangerie. A generous common living space and all of the amenities you could want including a well stocked kitchen. The private patio was truly private and large and with the 3 sets of French doors, extended the living space significantly. While there is no parking included with the rental, there is plenty of free street parking. The only caution here is that we not there during peak time. There were only two of us but this could easily accommodate a family or larger group, especially with two full bathrooms. Our host, Emily, was very accommodating and helpful with recommendations. While visiting, you must visit Emily and her mother's new venture, the Milwaukee Cafe in the market hall ... and marvel at their ability to switch back and forth between upper midwest accented English (well, Mom anyway) and French without missing a beat.
Left on 01/06/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Emmanuelle & Sébastien
Nous avons passé la semaine de Noël dans cette jolie petite maison et nous tenions à féliciter les propriétaires pour tout ce qui s'en dégage. Plus que confortable, très bien équipée, pleine de charme et joliement meublée, cette maison est définitivement très agréable à vitre. Nous étions 4 adultes et 2 enfants de 17 mois et nous ne nous sommes jamais sentis à l'étroit. A la fin du séjour, nous n'avons qu'une seule envie, c'est d'y revenir!!
Left on 08/09/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | CAV
rented with my wife, one year old daughter and a nanny. villa is perfectly located with a quick walk to the market, the beach, central town. kitchen was really well stocked and setup for cooking, there was even a grill. would highly recommend this villa.
Left on 04/27/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Jeremy R
Our Easter week stay at Villa Clairette was perfect in every way! We were greeted upon arrival by the owner's friend and property manager Emily, a local (with perfect English), who was very friendly and had a wealth of knowledge about the area. The house is nestled in between a park and the town centre. With high walls, and a courtyard built around a huge palm tree, it was private and tranquil inside. The house itself is newly renovated (I think we may have been one of the first renters!) with brand new state of the art appliances and a huge chef's kitchen which was fabulous. The light was incredible, enhanced by an open floorplan, loft, and numerous windows and skylights. Although we were just two persons, you could easily fit a family or another couple in the house. The house was also stocked with necessities such as a washer/dryer, iron, kitchen set, etc... truly no detail was missed. We never felt like we were staying in a rental home, and after only a week at Villa Clairette we did not want to leave!
In addition to the house, the location was incredible. After just a 2 minute walk down the street you will find the famous surfers beach, where you could take surf lessons, watch the surfers in awe, or enjoy a cocktail at the Cent Marches (at the top of the a cliff overlooking the beach). Just a few minutes down the road and you hit the famous Biarritz market .. Finally, after just another minute or two walk and you are in the centre of town.
If you've never been, Biarritz is a charming town, with plenty to do, great restaurants, and a laid back beach culture. The locals are incredibly nice and always make you feel welcome. The food is outstanding everywhere we went. The Basque's clearly take their food seriously.
In summary, this was probably the best holiday my wife and I have had in many years, and the Villa Clairette was the most perfect house we've ever rented! We will definitely be back!
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