Vue Montagne certainly lives up to its name - the architect who designed this privately situated villa has done everything possible to make sure that its extraordinary mountain views are a theme throughout. As well as being able to gaze at the iconic summit of La Rhune, you are only ten minutes’ drive away from the seaside delights of the coast and near a charming Basque village. A combination of spectacular location and luxurious design makes this a particularly special holiday home.
Huge glass doors in the living and dining areas frame slightly different, expansive versions of the vista of pool, grass and woodland in the foreground with the constant backdrop of the majestic mountain and its daily subtle changes of light and colour. There is even a view through the kitchen doors to distract the cook and a wider panorama can be enjoyed from the terrace and upstairs balcony. There are arched windows and so many other beautiful design features, particularly the glass enclosed open staircase. Furniture, furnishings and artwork have been carefully chosen for comfort as well as being a visual delight, as if to compete with or complement the view.
Even the white paving slabs down to the heated pool have been artistically designed, matching the smooth surround where the water gently overlaps. The large grounds have a variety of mature trees to provide shade and remind you that it was probably once all forest here.
In the nearby village you will find a small handful of restaurants in a picturesque setting whilst St Jean-de-Luz and Ciboure are perfect for coastal pursuits or a game of golf. The glamour of glitzy Biarritz is sure to tempt or you may simply prefer to discover some of France’s Les Plus Beaux Villages inland such as Ainhoa with its lovely Basque houses and Sare, where you can take a wooden train up to the summit of La Rhune.
With its mountains and dazzling coastline, this part of south-western France is a wonderful region to explore. Indeed, this whole region offers a huge range of outdoor activities, such as walking, riding, cycling, canoeing and many others as well as water-sports along the coast. /n Security deposit /n €3,500 paid to the owner by bank transfer two weeks before arrival and refunded three weeks after departure at the very latest, subject to full inspection. /n Arrival time /n 4.00 p.m. /n Departure time /n 10.00 a.m. /n End of stay cleaning included? /n Included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit. /n Linen & towels included? /n Yes. /n Energy costs included? /n Yes. /n Heating costs included? /n Yes. /n Minimum stay /n 7 nights. /n Changeover day /n Saturday. /n Pets welcome? /n Not allowed. /n Smoking Allowed? /n Outside only. /n Pool heating charge? /n No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures. /n Pool towels included? /n Pool towels can be rented at the cost of €8 per towel, please advise us if required before your final balance is due. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms upon booking confirmation. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. A copy of this policy may be requested by the owner before or upon arrival. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.