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Biarritz area - 2 to 4 people - Charming apartment with stunning sea views

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

I bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2 or 4

This is a lovely modern apartment on the first floor of an old Basque house, Maison Erremunenia, in the charming sea-side village of Guethary, 8 kms from Biarritz to the north and 5kms from St. Jean de Luz to the south. It is a spacious 1 bedroom apartment with truly stunning views directly onto the sea and the coast towards Biarritz. The local beach is minutes away and the fabulous surfing beaches of the Pays Basque coast are all easily accessible. The large ' L' shaped lounge, with it's American kitchen, is stylishly furnished with modern furniture and fittings of greater quality than is normal for holiday accommodation. There is a balcony looking onto the sea for 'al-fresco' dining on those balmy days which are typical of so much of the year in this area. The apartment is tiled throughout with high quality ceramic floor tiles and both the living area and the bedroom have breathtaking views onto the Atlantic with Biarritz in the distance.

The Region: Three beautiful towns are within a few kilometres: Bayonne, built on two rivers - its magnificent ancient cathedral overlooking the winding medieval streets; fashionable and glamorous Biarritz, famous for its shopping, restaurants and surf, and boasting one of the finest seafronts in France; historic St Jean de Luz, the most typical and charming of the Pays Basque seaside resorts with its glorious sandy beach and picturesque fishing port. The Pyrenees with their unbeatable mountain scenery, old Basque villages and wildlife are just a short drive away. They will transport you into a rural heaven as beautiful as anywhere in Europe. The most local peak, La Rhune, can be scaled with the help of an old mountain railway, offering views at the summit to take your breath away. The city of Pau is an important centre for skiing and is about 75 minutes drive away. It is possible to ski in the morning and be on the beach in the afternoon at certain times of the year.

Local Information: The Pays Basque is known to have a warm climate with much sunshine in the winter; T shirts are possible even in February and November and hardy locals swim in the sea throughout the year. This area tends to avoid aggressively hot summer temperatures by the coast, but the sea can become very warm, particularly in more protected bays, such as the one in Saint Jean de Luz.

Spain: Being so close to the Spanish border opens up a different world of culture, gastronomy and architecture.

The old Spanish town of Hondarribia (Fuenterrabia) can be reached by a charming 5 minute ferry ride from Hendaye or by car (25 mins drive from Guethary). This old town, with its castle and old church is famous for its many tapas bars - the locals seem to spend all day eating, drinking and socialising.

San Sebastian, one of the most sophisticated and architecturally attractive cities in Spain, has a glorious esplanade looking onto golden sands and blue sea. A stroll around the old city will show you that, here too, tapas is a way of life. However, for those who think to book well in advance, San Sebastian offers some of the world's finest and best known restaurants; Arzac, Akelare and Mugaritz to mention but three.

Within 2 hours drive is Bilbao, most famous nowadays for the truly remarkable Guggenheim Museum; a triumph of contemporary architecture.

More Details

David Pollard
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017


Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Hotel Madrid or Bar Basque
Nearest Ferry
134 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A63 Junction 3 St Jean de Luz
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cafe Loco
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

Guethary is a charming sea-side village set in the Pays Basque on the coast between Biarritz (8kms) and St.Jean de Luz (5kms). It is about 20 kms from Spain, and only 30 mins drive from the wonderful coastal city of San Sebastian. The nearest airport is Biarritz, about 8kms or 15 mins drive from the village. The Biarritz area is famous for mile after mile of spectacular beaches, its surfing, golf, cuisine and, of course the Pyrenees; these dominate the skyline and offer some of the most breathtaking scenery in Europe. Walks, from short hour- long treks to hiking for several days are possible. Guethary itself has everything you need if you choose to stay in the village - shops, restaurants and beaches. The choice of restaurants in this area is vast and will suit all budgets. The regional cooking uses the wonderful local fish and shows a Spanish influence in some restaurants; in fact, just over the border you also have the choice of fine Spanish restaurants and Tapas bars.


Guéthary Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The one double bedroom has a standard size double bed and substantial hanging and storage space. The window looks over the Atlantic ocean. Bedding is sheets and Duvet. There is a convertible sofa in the living room which sleeps two comfortably.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The balcony enjoys spectacular sea views up the coast to Biarritz. There is a table with matching chairs. This apartment is also frequently used by the owners and therefore is equipped and maintained to a higher standard than normal holiday accommodation; amongst other things, a good selection of books, CD's and films on DVD will be left for you to enjoy. The Hi-Fi is of very good quality. There is a flat screen TV with TNT French Satellite television channels. British TV is no longer available in this part of France. This is a very comfortable apartment for two to four, with everything you will need in order to enjoy your stay in this wonderful area to the full. There is parking for one car only in the communal driveway. The apartment is close to the little local station of Guethary which means there is some noise from the trains for a few minutes a day; this does also mean, however, that you can hop on a local train and be in St Jean de Luz in 5 minutes.


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Biarritz area - 2 to 4 people - Charming apartment with stunning sea views
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Good, well equipped gite in an excellent location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a comfortable and very enjoyable week at Erremounenia with David more than willing to provide assistance when needed. On arrival don't be put off by a somewhat tired and musty entrance lobby to the apartments. Once inside the gite it was well appointed, spacious and in a lovely location. The terrace with its sea views was a real bonus. It was also very useful to have private parking. The proximity to town and to the station was another plus and it was so easy to take a 6minute train ride to St Jean de Lux thus avoiding parking problems in the peak season. We liked the fact that beaches offered different options with some good walks in all directions and, for us, the smaller, quieter beach beyond the old harbour was perfect. Eating out was not cheap compared with much of France but there were plenty of enticing options

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Another perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

The fourth time we have stayed in this apartment. Guethary is charming, even out of season, and eating out in the area is first class. The apartment is exceedingly comfortable and is regularly updated and added to; rather luxurious in fact. We are still bowled over by the views and situation. We hope to return for a week late summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Guethary Appartment

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time that my husband and I stayed at this lovely appartment. It is brilliantly situated to be able to explore the Biarritz area. The appartment is comfortable and well equipped and is always spotlessly clean. Lots to do in the area too. A fab local restaurant 'Le Madrid' is really worth a visit

The owners are very helpful and everything is explained clearly with useful info left for us. Brill holiday

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Beautiful apartment, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very tastefully modernised, well equipped and beatifully clean with wonderful sea views over the bay. It is quite close to the railway line but we didn't find it noisy and were never disturbed by the trains.

David and Brian were excellent hosts; they were staying at the apartments while we were there and were very welcoming and willing to give any help or advise that was needed.

We enjoyed walks along the coast in both directions and had a lovely day in San Sebastian where we dined on the local tapas, I would definitely recommend spending a day there. There are regular trains running from Hendaye station with easy parking.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Wonderful apartment in a beautiful little resort

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to this part of France. It's beautiful. Stunning coastline with so many beautiful towns to explore. The apartment is just perfect, beautifully furnished and equipped. The standard of audio/visual equipment is so high for a rental.... mission speakers, apple mac etc!! Also has a fantastic book and DVD library, sadly we were always out walking at night - Guethary has to be explored to the max! Would recommend without hesitation & hopefully we will be able to return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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As delightful as ever

  • 5 of 5

This year saw our third visit to Guethary and this truly lovely apartment overlooking the sea. The accommodation was as outstanding as ever and we are always impressed by the way there seems to be some little upgrading of the apartment every year - this year a new flat-screen TV and a Mac Computer connected to the internet. I wonder how many holiday apartments offer this type of quality equipment for their holiday makers. This is still our favourite holiday, streets above all others we have ever visited and so will probably come back for a forth visit over the next few years. Guethary itself is a charming little seaside town, idyllic in every way. We feel as if we are visiting an old friend every time we return. To be very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $20.25 per person per night
Pet Fee $27
Damage Deposit $202.48


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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