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5 Bedrooms
10 Beds

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For all yogi's! Your spacious loft apartment with large sun terrace in a restored wooden beach house. Situated 200m from a surf beach in the friendly small town. Yoga classes in the on site pine studio most days. The owners live on the ground floor.

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Yoga Beach House

The Space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 10
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $22 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $33
Security Deposit: $548
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Our house has been designed to be shared with yoga guests. The house is split in three parts with guest accommodation on the first floor and owners parts on the ground floor. Annexed to the house is a pine cabin providing a 50 sq.m yoga studio and two loft style bedrooms with balcony's and separate access.

Bedrooms are simply decorated with up-cycled furniture with knotted pine decoration and crisp white walls. They are north facing so they are cool in summer but cosy and warm in winter with gas central heating radiators in each room. You will find them quiet, cosy and comfortable, all you need for a good night sleep after all the sea air.

All bedrooms are on first floor unless stated;
Bedroom One: 1 double & 1 single (3)
Bedroom Two: 1 king & 1 single (3)
Bedroom Three: 1 small double (2)
Bedroom Four: 1 small double (2)
Hideout junior bed in the main living room (1)
Bedroom Five (Hideout listing): One king size or two singles. (2)
Bedroom Six (Hideaway listing): One double or two singles. (2)
Bedroom Seven (owners ground floor): One king size (2)
Bedroom Eight owners ground floor): One single (1)

There is a large sun terrace first floor and ground floor.

BATHROOM - There is a contemporary styled bathroom with large double shower, toilet and sink. There are additional solar power showers in the garden for quick rinse after the beach.

There is an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen with sink, hot water, microwave, oven, grill and storage space, a large lounge area and upstairs terrace.

Guest Access

Parking is free on the street in the front of the house and is safe. In summer months the afternoons are busy when you are most likely to arrive so do pull up in front of the main gate to drop your bags off. The bedrooms have independent access to the wooden (bit steep sorry) steps to the side of the house.

The garden and upper and lower terraces are for communal use and there are outdoor tables and chairs available for use too, as well as hammocks for sun lounging.

You can use the outdoor shower and toilet and feel free to hang wetsuits on the line to dry.

The small terrace in front of the yoga studio is not shared.

The owner's living area is private and by invitation only. Please ring the bell if you need anything.

Interaction with Guests

Myself or my husband James will be here to check you in and out. We are available most morning for any questions.

IMPORTANT! If you book this listing and you are one person or a couple then unless otherwise requested the space (except your bedroom of course) will be shared with other house guests.

If you book this space with more than 4 people you will have the first floor apartment and terrace exclusively.

If you wish to book the whole house without the owners present then please request this and a "special rate". If you book for 14 or more persons than you have access to the whole house, owners will not be present.

The Neighborhood

We are situated in the south beach part of the town. The house is very close by foot to the village shops and restaurants and just opposite the school. We are 200m from the beach access at the south beach parking and 300m from a peaceful pine forest. Biscarrosse is a renowed surf beach and is on a stunning coastline of golden sands and dunes that stretches 200km know as the Cote d'Argent.

Sunsets are amazing here and there is no better place than sitting on the dune watching the sun go down. In summer, we recommend the Hotel, La Playa and Siesta restaurant bars for sundowners and food. They have prime spots on the beach and fantastic view of the sunset. All walking distance.

Fruit & Veg shop is next to the tabac and opposite L'Archipel restaurant & bar on Avenue de la plage. 2 minutes walk from the house. Boulangerie is on Boulevard d'Arcachon next to the mini market and coffee shop, 3 minute walk from the house. Fresh fish and butchers is also walking distance. Tourist office is great and very useful and located in the main square, Place Dafau, next to the Post Office. Laundrette is next to the Pharmacy and Spar supermarket short walk from the house on Avenue de la Plage.

We can advise you on best places for surf board and bike hire and surf schools.

Getting Around

Arriving by car is easiest or by rail and bus to Arcachon via Bordeaux St Jean.

Once you are here you do not need a car. The boulangerie, cafes, shops and restaurants are a short walk away from the house.

There is free street parking in front of the house. Sunny summer afternoon scan be tricky to get a space right outside but most of the times it is no problem.

There are numerous DRIVVY cars in Bisca for rent and even one on the same street.

Car share rides with BlaBlaCar offer rides to Arcachon, Bordeaux and other destinations as many people commute out of the town daily.

We have two spare bikes for guests that can be used for small trips around the beach to get bread or check the surf! You are responsible to make sure that is in good order before you take it and that is in good order when it comes back.

Other Things to Note

IMPORTANT! If you book this listing and you are one person or a couple then unless otherwise requested the communal space will be shared with other house guests. (bedroom excluded of course!)

If you book this space with more than 4 people you will have the first floor apartment and terrace exclusively.

If you wish to book the whole house without the owners present then please request this and a "special rate". If you book for 14 or more persons than you have access to the whole house, owners will not be present.

CHECK IN EARLY, LATE or CHECK OUT LATER. Please ask in advance to see if it is possible. We ask you to offer a direct supplement of 5€ per person for late checkout. A an extra half day rental, 10h to 17h is a min supplement of 40€

CHECK OUT is between 9.30 and 9.50 - most morning I start teaching at 10am. You are welcome to do the class and check out afterwards. If not, do make sure you are ready before my class so we can check out and do farewells.

BREAKFAST can be added as a supplement as well as catered evening meals. Just ask before arriving so this can be arranged.

EVENING MEAL can be arranged for up to 18 guests as an exceptional event and expenses covered by the guests directly. A supplement can be arranged with you for this for you.
YOGA: It is unique to stay in a guest house with an on site purpose built yoga studio. Travelling via airbnb is all about doing things out of the ordinary. If you have not tried yoga before, then there is no better place then here to try. From novices to experts, you will leave the class feeling great, I promise. House guests get a discount too. Schedule is on the house Facebook page, do like it and share your experience.

Yoga is my career based here at the house, I teach at the studio daily. Please respect this and ensure quiet and peaceful energy as much as possible.

DISCOUNTED RATES 2015/16: The house will eventually become retreat lodge offering weekly yoga holidays. My husband and I moved into the house in spring 2013 and spent a year renovating before the first guests came in summer 2015. All major works have been completed and some small finishing bits and external landscaping remains to be done over winter 2015/16, so the house is not completely finished. Because of this we are offering stays at the house for discounted rates through Airbnb.

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House Rules


RESPECT the yoga aspect of the house. Leave shoes, flip flops, sandals outside before you come in. Enjoy quietly walking on the real pine floors.

RESPONSIBILITY: As the main guest you are responsible for your fellow guests. Please ensure they respect the rules.
Please be responsible with water usage. Hot water is available until 21h.
Conserve electricity and switch off lights and chargers when not needed. Close the awning on the terrace at night and if you leave the house. Switch terrace lights off too.
Wipe up any spillages on the wooden floors and walls immediately. Ask if you need any cleaning products.
Please keep the front gate closed so the dog is safe.
Close windows and secure shutters if you leave the house, especially in front bedrooms as it is windy most afternoons and these can bang about.
Towels hanging from the balcony blow away and look messy so please use the lines provided.

We do not accept pets as we already have a dog and a cat.
No non-paying guests or visitors without prior consent as it is a shared house, unless you are renting it exclusively without the owners.
No SMOKING, inside or outside including on the terraces. I can help you quit, just ask me!
There is no laundry machine at the house. There is a LAUNDRY 5 minutes walk on Avenue de la Plage next to the Pharmacy.

RECYCLING &BINS: There are two white bin sacks by the front gate. One for glass bottles and one for packaging, plastic bottles (no lid tops) and card boxes. There is a compost bin next to this for tea bags, coffee powder, food and vegetative waste except meat and bones. All other waste to go in a bin bag and to the large bin on the street located at the school opposite.

Say if there is anything preventing you from fully relaxing.
Ask if you are not warm enough and require additional blankets or bedding.
Not sure how something works or forget what was said at check-in, then please shout up. Same if anything break or does not work. Need help lighting the gas bbq? Just say....
Don't suffer in silence, if anything is upsetting you, please discuss it.

Finally, our dog and cat are very friendly and like patting but do not feed or let them in the house. If they come on the terrace to say hello and cause a nuisance, then shoo them away nicely or request myself or James to help.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

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Biscarrosse, France
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