Villa Perle is a luxurious, modern villa with beautiful ocean views situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz. The villa is exceptionally well finished with sleek, contemporary furnishings and state of the art fittings. A traditional Basque timber façade is given a contemporary twist with large one-way glass panels, flooding the villa with natural light whilst keeping it cool and bringing a sense of the outdoors inside.
Set between the Atlantic Ocean and ‘Trois Couronnes’ National Park, St Jean de Luz is a jewel in the Basque Country. This pretty town is just dripping with charm, from its port lined with colourful boats to its delightful squares and quaint pedestrian streets lined with boutique shops and restaurants. It is the last major town before heading south into Spain and neighbouring Saint-Sebastian. There are many sandy beaches along this coastline and lots of water sports on offer. Fashionable Biarritz hosts the famous Surf Festival which attracts competitors from as far as Australia and Hawaii. Golfers are well catered for on the links course in nearby Bidart.
The Basque people have a strong culture and heritage which is still visible today in the distinctive architecture, traditional dress and language of the region. The Espelette pepper is the cornerstone of Basque cuisine, used in the production of Bayonne ham; if you head into the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains to the village of Espelette you can still see these red peppers drying in the traditional way.
Double height entrance hall.
Open plan living/dining room and kitchen with plasma TV, open fireplace, ultra-modern professional kitchen, views over pool and sea.
Double/twin bedroom (2m or 2x1m), air conditioning, TV, patio doors to deck, pool and sea views, integral bathroom with Stark bathtub, large walk-in shower, separate WC, dressing room.
Double/twin bedroom (2m or 2x1m), air-conditioning, garden views, integral bathroom with central ‘four-poster’ bathtub, large walk-in shower, separate WC, dressing room.
Double/twin bedroom (2m or 2x1m), air-conditioning, TV, garden views, integral walk-in shower room, separate WC, dressing room.
Double/twin bedroom (2m or 2x1m), air-conditioning, TV, pool and sea views, integral bathroom with central bathtub, large walk-in shower, separate WC, dressing room.
Double/twin bedroom (2m or 2x1m), air-conditioning, TV, pool and sea views, integral shower room, large walk-in shower, separate WC, dressing room.
Accessed via internal stairs or from driveway/parking area.
Cinema room (TV/home cinema, piano) Hammam, dressing room, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (2m or 2x1m) with TV, patio doors to pool deck, walk-in shower room, separate WC.
Landscaped garden of approx 2,800 m2. Covered terrace with outdoor dining, barbecue. Private12m x 6m pool surrounded by large wooden deck. Table tennis. Ample parking.
This villa is on a small, secure, gated development of 3 properties – see also Villa Saphire and Villa Opale. Use of clever architecture and landscaping provides privacy for each villa.
Nearest beach 300m. Nearest restaurants 50m and 400m. Guethary 1.25 miles. St Jean de Luz 5 mins, Biarritz 10 mins, Biarritz airport 15mins. Spanish border 12 miles. Mini Golf 400m, tennis 1 mile, golf courses 2 miles. Hiking, mountain biking, surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing and delta planing locally. Thalassotherapy centres along the coast
5 AIR-CONDITIONED bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, 5 WCs
1 bedroom, 1 shower room, 1 WC
PRIVATE 12m x 6m OXYGEN-FILTERED POOL
CLOSE TO SANDY BEACH & RESTAURANTS
Included: Maid service twice per week. Air-conditioning. Telephone (local calls only), WiFi Internet. Concierge service. Pool towels.
Extras: Arrival shopping on request. Daily delivery of bread, pastries and newspaper all payable locally. Non-refundable holiday tax (taxe de sejour) of €1 per day per person (over 13 years old) payable locally.
I'm delighted to have found this wonderful, exclusive little development of only 3 villas close to the lovely town of St Jean de Luz. Although they are close together, the architecture and landscaping has been so cleverly done you still enjoy privacy in each and the services available here are great. There is a sandy beach (listed as one of the Sunday Times' '6 favourite secret beaches in Europe' 03/03/13) and restaurants close to the villa so you can leave your car behind and walk to these places. St Jean de Luz has great shops and good seafood restaurants. Stroll along the promenade in Biarritz and have a leisurely drink watching the world go by. This area is heavenly!