Atlantic coast holiday villa near Biarritz - Villa Saphire is a stylish and contemporary villa with lovely sea views situated between the typical fishing village of Guethary and the chic town of Saint Jean de Luz. No expense has been spared in the fittings, furnishings and cutting edge décor of this superb, spacious villa. Large glass panels set within a traditional timber frame offer lovely views over the beautifully landscaped grounds.
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.
I'm delighted to have found this wonderful, exclusive little development of only 4 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 that you still enjoy privacy in each and the services available here are great. There is a glorious sandy beach 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!
Entrance with study area.
Open plan living/dining room and kitchen, corner fireplace with open hearth, well-equipped ultra-modern kitchen and dining for 12, pool and sea views.
Double bedroom (1.60m), (TV), pool and sea view, dressing room, integral shower room with large walk-in shower/hammam, WC.
Family bedroom suite with sea view, double bedroom (1.60m), bathroom with separate shower, WC, living area with sofa (TV), step up to children's double bedroom (1.60m) (low ceiling).
Double bedroom (1.60m) (TV), garden view, dressing room, integral shower room with large double shower, WC.
Double bedroom (1.6m), (TV), sea view, integral walk-in shower room WC.
2800 m2 of landscaped grounds. Covered terrace with outdoor dining. 12m x 6m pool surrounded by wooden decking, barbecue. Private parking.
This villa is on a small, secure, gated development of 4 properties – see also Villas Perle, Opale and Tourmaline. Use of clever architecture and landscaping provides privacy for each villa.
Included: Maid service twice per week. Telephone (local calls only), WiFi Internet. Pool towels.
Extras: Arrival shopping on request. Daily delivery of bread, pastries and newspaper all payable locally. Local Tourist tax (taxe de sejour) of €1,50 per night per person (over 18 years old) payable locally.
Special rates available for smaller parties except during July and August.
About The Location
- Guethary 2km
- St Jean de Luz 6 (local bus service)
- Biarritz centre 18km
- Spanish border 19km
- San Sebastian 40km
- Restaurants 50m
- Beach cafes 300m
- Mini Golf 400m | golf courses 3km
- Tennis 1.5km | hiking | mountain biking
- Surfing | wind surfing | kite surfing | delta planing
- Thalassotherapy centres