On the southern edge of Biarritz, Villa Ireana perches just above the Bidart’s main beach with stunning sea views. This family-friendly villa has six bedrooms and a private infinity pool, and it’s a 15-minute drive from Biarritz, the most glamorous seaside town in Aquitaine.
Bidart is a pretty seaside resort on the Basque coast, just 13 minutes from Biarritz airport. There’s a string of beautiful sandy coves beneath the villa, with warm waters attracting surfers and swimmers alike. The traditional village is packed with character, with local restaurants proudly championing French cuisine and a bustling weekly market in the square. Biarritz, the famous gem of southwest France, is just a short drive up the coast. This charming town, once a bastion of old-fashioned elegance, is now also known as the surfing capital of Europe. Beyond the beaches and restaurants, Biarritz also has some great cultural attractions, including Cité de l’Océan, an interactive museum, the Musée de la Mer aquarium, and Planète Musée du Chocolate, a must-visit for chocolate lovers.
From its privileged clifftop position, every room in this classic neo-basque house has panoramic views over the mountains and sea. The six bedrooms all have en suite bathrooms with Frette towels and Asprey toiletries, and the two bedrooms on the ground floor also have their own private terraces. The house has a large, open-plan kitchen and two living rooms, plus Wi-Fi, Sonos sound system and underfloor heating throughout. It’s also designed for outdoor living. There’s a barbeque area with a Forge Adour Plancha & Grill, a dining terrace and outdoor beanbags, as well as sunbeds lining the private infinity pool. If the sea views from the pool are too tempting, you’ll find a path in the garden leading directly to the beach below.
This villa rental includes housekeeping five days a week for three hours a day, and a weekly linen change. Extra services can be arranged on request, whether you need a babysitter or a surf instructor, your host will be happy to arrange it for you.
This charming luxury villa is highly recommended for family holidays in Aquitaine. While it’s conveniently close to the glitz and glamour of Biarritz, it occupies a peaceful position in Bidart, with uninterrupted sea views and direct access to the beach.