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Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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St Jean de Luz House Rental Photos and Description

Historic Basque Manor House,Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 5

Can't decide between a holiday in France or Spain? Enjoy both!

Manoir du Chevalier is a wonderful historic house in Basque Country close to the Spanish border allowing the best of French and Spanish culture and cuisine. With views over rolling hills, it is well-placed for golf, hiking, and all kinds of water sports. The fishing port of St. Jean de Luz has a lively life as well as beautiful beaches.

Come to the heart of Basque France, minutes from beautiful, sophisticated Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Biarritz, the Atlantic coast, beautiful beaches, many golf courses and famous mountains for hiking. If there were ever an ideal house for a summer holiday, this is it. This large, historic six bedroom stone Villa, with a separate three bedroom Guest House, sleeps 9 to 14 Guests. It is set in a fabulous green park, with plenty of privacy, breath-taking but comfortable living rooms and bedrooms, lovely and authentic furnishings offering a 5 star vacation for family or friends. Holiday amidst a spectacular green countryside, a few minutes from the sea, with easy access to mountains, golf, tennis, boating and equitation.

The fine stone facade has two entrances into the house, one of which is a large arched doorway into an enormous reception room redolent of the 16th century, with stone floors, beamed ceiling and immense fireplace; adjacent to that room is another large reception room. Up a wonderful old winding stone staircase one finds a huge beamed dining room, another large reception/library, a large kitchen with a breakfast table in it and a couple of pantries. A bedroom wing contains 3 double rooms, 3 single rooms, and 3 bathrooms and two additional independent toilet rooms, sleeping 9 people. 2 hours of maid service per day is included in the price. For more than 9 people, one can also rent the garden house, a self-contained house with three bedrooms, one bathroom, a charming sitting room and a kitchen. It is available only to those who rent the main house, and can raise the overall capacity to 14 people.

With the cultural diversity of France and Spain on offer, you can enjoy your Gazpacho and your Bouillabaisse, too! Built in 1575 by a Bishop as his summer residence, this is a house that continues to captivate. Set on a hillside with panoramic views, 7 km from world-known St. Jean de Luz, once a fishing village and now a summer gathering spot for the under-stated, sophisticated and the sporty. It is famous not only for its beautiful beaches and its many golf courses and also for its hiking. The pretty medieval streets are now filled with elegant shops, restaurants and cafes. Enjoy the fresh seafood and the excellent produce from local markets. It's a 15 minute stroll to a charming and historic village, with shops and restaurants. There are 3 golf courses within 10 minutes and 10 within a half hour or so. The base of Mt. La Rhune, with its train to the top, is 5 minutes away. The Spanish border is 20 minutes away.

This is of course Basque country, yet another culture to explore in addition to French and Spanish. There is no shortage of museums, chateaux, historic sites and restaurants in the area. There is wonderful walking and hiking in the immediate area and in the very close foothills of the Pyrenees. There are caves, nature parks and animal parks, boat trips along the coast, casinos, horse shows and cross country horse riding, spectacles with bulls, canoeing and kayaking in the river or the sea, rafting, surfing, sailing, miniature golf, a train ride up a mountain, hang-gliding, an acrobatic trail through a forest, underwater diving along the coast, to name just a few. It's a golfer's delight, with three courses within 10 minutes, and another 7 available in the region. For the less active there are spas, art galleries and great shopping.

Biarritz and Bayonne are some 25km away. RyanAir flies to Bayonne and many airlines fly to Biarritz. The Spanish border is a few minutes, and the intriguing Spanish port city of San Sebastian is only about 30km away. Bilbao, with its remarkable Guggenheim Museum is an hour and a half. Add a wonderful climate, and the result is clear - this is an extraordinary opportunity for a great vacation.

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Details for Le Manoir 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 2 Bathrooms

The fine stone facade has two entrances into the house, one of which is a large arched doorway into an enormous reception room redolent of the 16th century, with stone floors, beamed ceiling and immense fireplace; adjacent to that room is another large reception room. Up a wonderful old winding stone staircase one finds a huge beamed dining room, another large reception/library, a large kitchen with a breakfast table in it and a couple of pantries. A bedroom wing contains 3 double rooms, 3 single rooms, and 3 bathrooms and two additional independent toilet rooms, sleeping 9 people. 2 hours of maid service per day is included in the price. For more than 9 people, one can also rent the garden house, a self-contained house with three bedrooms, one bathroom, a charming sitting room and a kitchen. It is available in summer only to those who rent the main house, and can raise the overall capacity to 14 people. Off season it can be rented independently.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Susan Doull

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks french, italian, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Le Manoir
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Le Manoir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p841298
+1 8435484213
St Jean de Luz Cote Basque - Biarritz
San Jose, California
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WONDERFUL MANOR WITH STUNNING VIEWS

  • 4 of 5
The manor is rich with history dating back to 1575 and it is large enough to accommodate a number of guests comfortably. There are lovely areas outside to sit and enjoy your wine and cheese or barbeque and listen to the sheep in the pastures below. The home has many interesting antiques and rooms. You can walk to restaurants in the village of Ascain and it is a short drive to St. Jean de Luz. Biarritz was only a 1/2 hour away. Recommend taking a French cooking lesson with Paul@home in nearby Guethary. Couple of drawbacks: only 1 full shower in the house and on our departure we were charged $50 for requesting additional towels and $50 to change the sheets on 1 bed which was unreasonable. If you are expecting a 5-start manor, you may be disspointed as the mattresses and linens are old. If you can overlook some peeling paint and wallpaper and don't mind a little dust, this is a terrific place in a terrific location. Just be sure that if you ask the onsite manager for any type of service that you are informed as to what the charges are upfront.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, the home and the region ofSt. Jean de Luz. We appreciate your feedback and are addressing the issues you mention. We want are guests experience to be perfect.We are going to replace the older mattresses now, and have the wool ones, which are considered the most luxurious in France, re-stuffed to make them firmer. The wallpaper will probably not be changed, as historic wallpaper is valued in Europe, and gives a home a certain "Patina". As far as extra charges, I believe additional sheet charges was €20 per bed which is closer to $25, and is the cost for laundry. There is a washer and dryer for your use, and you are free to wash and dry towels as often as you like. We do make it clear that the housekeeper is there to keep the house clean and that if she is requested to perform other services like personal laundry, you will pay her at the hourly rate. Even hotels, who supply more services than a holiday rental property, charge for laundry. Of course, you are free to do your laundry yourself at no charge. I also understand that we allowed you to stay an extra night for free.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Biarritz
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
St. Jean de Luz
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Ascain
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
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Availability & Rates

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St Jean de Luz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,850
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 12 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance €75.00
End Clean €250.00
Notes End clean of €250 added to all rentals. However, daily maid service is included. €75 for accidental damage insurance will also be added.
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Amenities

St Jean de Luz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
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