3 Bedroom sleeps 6 adults. Beach front Apartment with parking
- english, french, spanish
My family have had this apartment for over 50 years, it is really the best position in St Jean de Luz. I spent holidays here as a child and have such fond memories of the place. The apartment has a happy and welcoming feel to it. I know you will find St jean and our apartment as enchanting as we do.
Guillaume purchased this Apartment in 1960
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Not what we expected
The location is superb at the seafront and close to the centre. That's about all we can say on the positive side.
We arrived at 14 to check in as stated in the contract only to be told that check in was at 16 hours. When inspecting the flat we were informed that the shower room couldn't be used. No information about this in advance. Two bath rooms was a critical criteria as we were two families. We soon found out that there was a constant and irritating sound from the oven which couldn't be turned off. We understood from later comments that this had been the case for considerable time. The china was chipped, the cutlery old and not fresh. The glasses were almost all of different designs. The furniture was filthy. The whole flat needed a thorough cleaning. There was no information available about anything, i.e. how to turn on the heating. As we believed the heating was turned off for the summer we experienced 15 degrees for two days before we found out how to turn on the heating.
To be fair we should mention that we were compensated to some extent for the defects and we got quick replies to all our questions.
We are family of 5 from California who settled in beautifully to this spacious apartment. The views, the breeze, the location were undoubtedly the best!
The rhythm of our day began with an early morning run along the boardwalk to the Pointe de Sainte Barbe, followed by coffee at Place Louis XIV. We shopped daily at the local Marche for fish, Jambon de Bayonne, Irouleguy, fruits, salads…all to make delicious meals in the well-supplied kitchen. Our time around the kitchen table, looking out over the port, the town of Ciboure and La Rhune, were momentous. You hear the church bells ring on the hour and watch the fishing boats come and go.
Our days were full. Filled with exploring the town, marching our children by foot, to the Fort de Socoa, and beyond to other Basque beach towns (We followed the walking path: le sentier littoral –randonne 64).
We enjoyed strolling and shopping along Rue Garat and Rue Gambetta and had a festive night celebrating le Toro de Fuego….music, confetti, and fireworks!
Our kids loved the direct access to the beach. The umbrella and beach toys were well liked and much appreciated.
As we look through our photos, we dream of returning to this special part of France. We would not hesitate to rent this apt. again. Guillaume responded to all our emails and the transfer of money was easy and our deposit returned promptly. We’d recommend this apt. to anyone.
Thank you, Guillaume!
Fabulous location in the heart of the town.
As previous people have said, this really has to be the best location in town. Our biggest decisions revolved around which balcony to sit on for our meals and/or drinks, depending on the position of the sun. We were here for the 14th July fireworks - I doubt anybody got a better view than we did from our front balcony!
The accomodation is spacious with plenty of room for 6 people. The large range of crockery, cutlery and other kitchen equipment meant we could happily wait until the dishwasher was full before using it and there were also plenty of towels for indoor and beach use.
There was a huge basket full of play equipment for the beach (bats, balls, frisbies etc) so even with young children you would be able to fly to Biarritz with minimal luggage.
The restaurants and bars were all within 5 minutes walk, the beach is literally on the doorstep and the owners were punctual, friendly and helpful.
If you want to venture further afield for a day we would recommend a train ride to San Sebastian where your euro goes a lot further....
I was slightly apprehensive about booking directly with the owners as I had never done this before but it was so easy I will certainly use this website again. All emails I sent were swiftly responded to and the owners gave us their mobile phone numbers so we could ring if there was a problem.
Many thanks to Guillaume and Frederic.
Thank you Sue for being our guests and thank you for your very nice review too! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay - you definitely had the best view in town for the fireworks! Glad you used the toys and found there was enough crockery, we are used to having big gatherings around the table so know its important to have enough plates etc. We feel very lucky to have such a spacious apartment right by the sea! They are very hard to come by as they normally get divided into smaller apartments. Thank you once again for staying, you were fantastic guests and we hope to see you back again!! Guillaume.
Best Location in St Jean de Luz - Ideal Apartment.
Fantastic location, second to none! Right on the water but a bit tucked away out of town. Simply perfect. Apartment lovely and so spacious for a French apartment right on the water. It comes with car parking which is a must if you have a car in St Jean. We know St Jean well and we will be coming back to use this place again. Guillaume was very helpful and accommodating with all arrangements. 100% satisfied. Terry Heart. UK
Thanks Terry for your lovely review, as I mentioned there is another apartment below our one which can be rented out too, there is no sea view, but it has a fantastic sunny courtyard and large sunny living room with views over the port. This also sleeps 6 people (3 bedrooms). Next time you could take both places so your families can be right beside each other!! We look forward to having you back. Thanks Penelope and Guillaume
Perfect family holiday apartment-Amazing location!
My sister, I with our 3 children wanted to take a break somewhere in France with a sandy beach as close as possible to the house. We came across Guillaume's apartment and although we had never been or heard of St jean de Luz decided to take the plunge. It was the best decision we made!! St jean de luz is fantastic and the apartment was perfect for all five of us, so lovely and so much bigger than we expected! It was only a ten minute walk from the train station through the centre of town which is so quaint and picturesque. The apartment which is one of five is located in a beautiful old art deco building with windows on every side. When we got inside we realised how close we were to the beach which was a beautiful golden sandy beach just like the photos - simply stunning! We could hear the waves from every room. The kids loved it, they played football on the beach and just beside the apartment there's a wall for playing tennis which is where our two sons spent the majority of their time and a playground for little ones just close by too - where me and my 6 year old spent most of our time! We were so lucky with the weather...we had five days of around 27 degrees in April!
The apartment was bright, clean and homely with everything you would need for your stay. The bedrooms were nice and tidy and the views from each one were amazing. The beds were comfortable and the deco very French! The bathrooms were new and clean. It was interesting trying to figure out French Television but we found a couple of English channels and there was good wifi in every room.There is a lovely big kitchen area for cooking and eating in. We had great fun buying fresh fish veggies and cheese from the market then cooking back at the apartment. The French bakeries are amazing too plus all the basque deli treats you can buy are so good. The shops where great but we couldn't get used to things closing from 12-3pm.
We loved the church in the main street, it's so beautiful and the little train tour was a great way for us to get acquainted with the area.
Penelope and Guillaume were so helpful and it was easy to organise.
We really had a very special time in St jean de Luz. It's a beautiful and easy town to get around in. We are so glad we choose to go here, it's great for adults and great for kids. Thanks again Penelope and Guillaume, we really had a fantastic and very memorable time and would thoroughly recommend the apartment and St jean de Luz to anyone.
K and B
Thanks Kelly and Barbra for your very detailed review! Since we have done the apartment up everyone seems very happy with it. We are thrilled you had a great time, St Jean de Luz is a very special place and in April / May the weather can be amazing with people swimming and sunbathing.
The tennis wall and children's playground are great being so close and the view from the playground looking out over the port is really beautiful. We have never been on the little train, glad to know it’s worth doing! We are so thrilled you experienced the magic of St Jean de Luz, it really is such a fantastic place for young and old alike. Penelope & Guillaume
Saint Jean de Luz is a small seaside village with a beautiful golden beach in the Basque country region. Basque country in known for its cuisine and surfing beaches and St Jean de Luz is the perfect location to explore this unique area any time of the year. This apartment is as close to the beach as you can get and it is very rare to find one of these waterfront properties to rent. This apartment has 3 bedrooms, off-street parking and is just a 3 minute walk from the center of St Jean de Luz town. Located in a historical and protected building this fantastic apartment offers 360 degree views, and contains all the modern conveniences one would expect. It is situated on the 1st floor so has easy access and also has a bridge connecting directly onto the promenade.