Built in 1928 to welcome artists on vacation in Biarritz and named 'Las Carabelas', this Andalucian house has been completely refurbished recently. The original charm and style have been maintained, with lovely outside patio and garden, stylish living room and dining area, as well as fully-equipped bathrooms and kitchen. The house benefits from a mixture of antiques and modern equipment, to ensure a romantic and comfortable stay. Ideally located in the heart of Biarritz, you will be within walking distance to the Grande Plage, the market and the Palais des Festivals. For the golf and surf enthusiasts, Las Carabelas will allow you to enjoy the region while living in a house with character and state-of-the-art facilities.
Biarritz and the Basque country: Biarritz, known as the 'California of Europe' by the surfers, is located on the Atlantic Ocean, ca. 200 km south of Bordeaux and 40km north of the Spanish border. Benefiting from a vigorating climate, Biarritz attracts a wide range of population keen on thalassothérapie (spa treatment), cultural visit, water sports activities, rugby, golf, walks (great walks in the Pyrénées), etc. The region is renowned for its welcoming population, its strong traditions, its quality of life and art-de-vivre (good food and wine). Restaurants offer great value for money if you like foie gras, duck, cepes, or the traditional food from the south west of France.
Originally a small whale-fishing village, Biarritz developed and became famous in the 19th century thanks to Emperor Napoleon III and his Spanish wife Eugenie. Since then, Biarritz developed with style, and represents the stylish and perfect destination for family holidays.
The house: Spread over two floors, the house will strike you with its charm, romantism and its Andalucian atmosphere.
Ground floor: The main feature of the ground floor remains its 60m2 living room with its impressive chimney and wooden floors. The living room benefits from exceptional day light thanks to its two double windows leading to the terrace/garden. There is also the fully-equipped kitchen and adjacent laundry/utility room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a separate WC and the access to the cellar.
A wooden staircase leads to the very spacious and light first floor.
First floor: The first floor features the master bedroom and master bathroom, together with two additional bedrooms and one bathroom. Also on the first floor, a separate toilet and a study.
Outside, a warm and quiet patio leads to a well maintained garden.
One of the most famous and trendy resorts on the Atlantic coast, Biarritz is easily accessible by plane (direct flight from London with Ryanair and from Paris, Lyon / flights to Bordeaux or Pau plus car drive), by train (high speed train from Paris), or by car (motorway all the way).
Amateurs of golf and rugby, surfers, amateurs of good food and wine, as well as walking enthusiasts enjoy the region an its nearby surroundings (San Sebastian just 30 miles South).
Golf: Within less than 30 km from the house, you will have access to no less than 10 golf courses: Biarritz le Phare, Chiberta, Ilbarritz, Chantaco, Arcangues, La Nivelle, Bassussary, Hossegor, Seignosse and Moliets. Please note that a golf pass exists for 5 of them (Biarritz le Phare, Arcangues, Moliets, Bassussary and Seignosse).