About this listing
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.
The Yoga Beach House is unique in that it is a house created with yoga in mind. I am a yoga teacher and teach at the house studio daily. You can join classes when you like or reserve a private class with me.
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. Bedrooms are north facing so they are cool in summer. You will find them quiet, cosy and comfortable, all you need for a good night sleep after all the sea air.
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.
With an independent access, the guests have access to their private bedroom. 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.
Guests will also be able to take yoga class at the house studio or on the beach or in the forest for a small supplement.
The owners living area is private and by invitation only.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with our guests. We will be present during the stay. We have our own living quarters downstairs. The guest areas is upstairs which benefits from an independent entrance. Group yoga classes take place daily with people from the local community. You are welcome to join these classes or book in a private consultation.
Referred to locally as #Bisca or #Biscawaii! We are situated in the south beach area (5 & 10km from the lake & town). The house is at the edge of 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.
Arriving by car is easiest or by rail and bus to Arcachon via Bordeaux St Jean.
Once your 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.
There are numerous DRIVVY cars in Bisca for rent and even one of our neighbours on the street has one listed for use.
Car share rides with BlaBla Car offer rides to Arcachon, Bordeaux and other destinations as many people commute out of the town daily.
Other Things to Note
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 to our standard. Because of this we are offering stays at the house for discounted rates for summer 2015.
Do bring your own sheets, pillow cases, bed cover and any towels. We can provide these ofr you if necessary for a small supplement towards laundry. Do request in advance please.
We will respond to any enquiries during the evening.
Please clean well before you depart or if your in a rush, we can do it for you for a supplement of 50€.
If you arrive early before checkin time of 5pm, then you are welcome to leave your bags and head off to the beach or wonder around town.
No shoes or sandals in the house, anywhere.
No smoking and non smokers only.
Quiet time during yoga classes.
Respect the house, other guests, pets, owners.
Recycle packaging and compost suitable waste food in pots provided.
Be responsible with water usage.
Sorry no pets as we already have a dog and a cat who rule the premises.
No non-paying guests or visitors.
We had a very pleasant stay. The hosts are very nice, the flat is spacious and cozy with everything needed. We especially liked the huge balcony with awning and gas grill. Beach and shopping area are both just around the corner. During summer the street before the house gets rather busy until late in the night, but we didn’t bother too much. The kids loved the little dog. Over all highly recommended. It’s the first time we actually think about coming back the next year to the same location.
We had a fabulous holiday at Rachel's and James' place. The two are lovely hosts, very caring, helpful and friendly. The gite is a perfect place for a holiday in Biscarrosse: very central, close to the beach and with a huge balcony perfect for barbecue nights. I can highly recommend the yoga sessions with Rachel!!!
This place was fantastic.
It started with a warm welcome and a bottle of white wine.
Rachel is very friendly and together with James they made sure everything was in place.
Close to the beach, close to the food market , the kids loved it. Also the yogaclasses! thanks a lot
Ein wunderbarer Ort mit wunderbaren Menschen! Rachel und James haben schon vor meiner Anreise alle Fragen schnell und informativ beantwortet und auch während meines Aufenthalts waren sie immer für Fragen offen und stets hilfsbereit. Einen Sonnenschirm auszuleihen oder Ähnliches ist kein Problem :)
Rachels Yogastunden sind wunderbar. Man trifft auf viele nette Locals. Das Yogastudio superschön. Rachel & James sind hilfsbereit, offen und interessiert.
Am Garten wird gearbeitet und ich bin sicher er wird ein Traum! Alles sieht aus wie auf den Bildern oder besser, da gerade eifrig renoviert wird.
Der Weg zum (wunderschönen) Strand ist kurz. Nach Süden grenzt ein Militärgebiet an, nach Norden kann man kilometerweit am Strand spazieren.
Gemüseladen, Fischgeschäft und Bäckerei sind in 5 Minuten zu Fuß erreichbar. Das Haus ist perfekt gelegen.
Biscarosse ist ein kleiner typischer Ort am französischen Atlantik. Während der Hauptsaison wird es laut und lustig, für den Rest des Jahres bleibt es ruhig.
Wer die Umgebung erkunden will sollte sich um ein Auto kümmern oder wenigstens ein Fahrrad. Biscarosse ist durch die Lagen zwischen den Seen sehr abgelegen und öffentliche Verkehrsmittel sind eher rar. Wenn der Bus fährt hält er allerdings ganz in der Nähe.
Ich hatte eine wunderschöne Zeit und würde jederzeit wiederkommen!
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About the Host, Rachel
My family and I are very lucky to live by what we consider to be one of the best beach side locations in Europe. For us it is our dream to live and work here - a minute from a stretch of beach stretching over 200km. Most mornings, I feel like I am on the only one on it as I walk/run the dog.
I am a qualified yoga instructor and the house is my livelihood. I teach group classes to the local Bisca Yoga Club and private consultations, both at the house yoga studio. In addition, I provide morning beach yoga classes each day at 8h30 during the summer weeks. A great start to the day.
Myself and my family are English and I live at the house with my husband and young daughter, friendly outdoor cat and well behaved small dog. We have lived in Biscarrosse since 2010. After being guests at many unique places around the world it is our pleasure to be able to host you in our own home by the beach.
As a yogi my family live as simply as possible without waste or hoarding. We aim to live and eat as organically as possible.
My motto is "living authentically from a space of love and joy".
Come and live like a yogi in this unique space.