Charming apartment close to beach

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Avenue d'Ossuna, Biarritz, Aquitaine 64200, France

My cosy, comfortable one bedroom apartment is located just a two minute stroll from the famous Grand Plage and shopping streets of Biarritz. Windows grace every room in the apartment keeping it light and airy. This is your ultimate Biarritz base.

The Space

My 1 bedroom apartment is located 200 yards from the Grand Plage and Casino. It is located on the top floor of a small Basque house. windows surround the apartment making it very light and comfortable to live in. Lots of shops within minutes of the front door and the beach just a couple of minutes stroll.

The apartment has everything you need from big flat screen TV, DVDs, books, equipped kitchen, bathroom, etc.

I have been living in Biarritz for over 12 years and know the area very well including all the best restaurants, bars and places to visit. I am also an avid hiker and can suggest some great walks along the coast or up in the mountains.

The apartment has loads of space and is a great place to relax, enjoy a nice meal or watch a movie.

There is a large double bed in the bedroom and a nice big wardrobe for all your clothes.

I am also happy to show you round town (when possible) and offer advice on how to make the most of your stay in the Basque country.

My apartment is available during the Summer from Saturday to Saturday. For other times of the year other durations may be possible.

Towels and linen are provided.


Dans une immeuble Basque, plein centre et à 250 m de la grande plage, agréable appartement, au denièr étage équipé avec (website hidden) proximité avec la plage et le centre ville finira de vous séduire pour établir, ici, vos quartiers et découvrir les facettes les plus authentiques du coeur d'une des plus prestigieuses stations balnéaires de la Côte Atlantique. Idéal entre amis, couples mais aussi en famille !

2 pièces pour une capacité d'accueil de 2 personnes. Surface habitable 52 m². Intérieur: Cuisine ouverte sur Salon, 1 Chambre, 1 Salle d'eau avec WC. Extérieur: Tous les commerces et la plage à pied.

Très facile d'accès : Situé à environ 3,3 km de la gare TGV de Biarritz, 3,5 km de la l'aéroport international de Biarritz et 5,5 km de la sortie autoroute de l'A63 : n° 4 Biarritz.

Guest Access

You will have full access to the apartment, use of a foam surfboard and bodyboard, loads of DVDs, books, a fully equipped kitchen, wifi, flatscreen TV and surround sound (with jack for your ipod/ mp3, etc)..

Interaction with Guests

I will never be far away and always keen to offer suggestions, I have taken guests surfing, swimming and out for drinks. I will always do my best to make sure your experience in Biarritz is magical.

The Neighborhood

I love my neighbourhood as it takes me less than a minute to run to the beach with my surfboard, the architecture along the street and surrounding streets is simply stunning. Two of the best boulangeries in Biarritz are located at the end of the street so you can have delicious pastries in the morning and fresh warm baguettes for lunch. You have the direct buses to San Sebastian and Bilboa just around the corner along with all the local busses. After a lovely meal in one of the towns wonderful restaurants or drinks in a bar its just a short stroll through town to home.

Getting around

Getting around couldn't be easier, the bus stops are located outside the tourism office, just around the corner, the taxi rank is a couple of minutes walk and the main streets in and out of town run past the end of my street.

To get to the apartment from the airport you simply hop on a bus to Biarritz, it costs 1 Euro per person. The other option is to jump in a taxi, which although expensive will allow you to be on the beach within a few minutes of arriving at the airport. Alternatively its just a 20 minute walk :)

From other larger airports, Bordeaux and Bilboa it takes about 2 hours by car and about twice as long by public transport.

I do not have a private parking but free parking is available on most of the streets surrounding the apartment. In July and August the town gets very busy and parking can be a bit of a hassle but in the 12 years I have been here I have always found a space nearby.

Other Things to Note

Please note during peak seasons, June to September, the apartment will be prioritised to week or fortnightly bookings, I hope you understand. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I am available to help, inform and advice. Through June to August bookings are only available for Saturday to Saturday.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $427
Cleaning Fee: $43
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Super appartement, conforme aux photos.
    On s'y sent bien et James est disponible au besoin.
    Nous retournerons certainement chez James l'année prochaine.

    January 2014
  • Appartement très agréable et très bien placé en centre ville. Tout se fait à pied! Et la mer est à deux pas. Super séjour.

    January 2014
  • Very nice stay at James appartment. Full of light spacious comfortable quiet and near by everything: the sea is at the end of the road les halles to go to food shopping is 10 minutes. And James very friendly wants your stay to be at the top!

    October 2013
  • The apartment was fantastic! Clean, open, and perfectly located. James left a great little orientation packet letting us know how everything worked as well as where to eat and where to beach. The apartment had everything you could want for a pleasant stay in Biarritz. It's a great town, great apartment, and an organized and welcoming host. We hope to be able to return again!

    September 2013
  • We really enjoyed staying in James apartment - it´s perfect! It´s close to the Centre and you can also walk to the Cote de Basque for surfing.
    The flat is clean and has a lovely atmosphere. The kitchen has everything you need and for a rainy day the TV / DVD situation is very good.
    We can highly recommend this place for a wonderful vacation in Biarritz!
    Hope to come back next summer :)

    September 2013
  • Cannot speak more highly about James' place. First the location is PERFECT, just by the beach, close to shops and bakeries. the apartment itself is beautiful, and really cozy. my husband and I stayed here for nearly a week and didn't want to leave. James is wonderful and really helpful in pointing out all of the great places to go. we hope to be back sooner than later!

    September 2013
  • We had an extremely comfortable stay at James' lovely, light and spacious apartment. In addition James is a very attentive host, who left us a self-made guide to Biarritz containing heaps of tips for activities and places to go for a bite or drink. Close to the beach and right in the heart of Biarritz, also the location could not have been better: when next in Biarritz we will definitely try to stay here again!

    August 2013
  • We had a perfect vacation in Biarritz, staying in this charming apartment. James is a fantastic host. Very welcoming, kind and considerate. The apartment lived up to all of our expectations in every way. Great central location, which unfortunately means that you might have to deal with noise from the street outside at night. But it's worth it!

    August 2013
    Response from James:

    thanks Annika, it was a real pleasure to host you and the girls and I am so happy you all enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the noise, those first two weeks in August are exceptionally busy and unfortunately there were some very silly boys staying across the road. A bientot!

    August 2013
  • Mon ami et moi avons loué cet appartement pendant une semaine en plein centre de Biarritz et nous en sommes restés très satisfaits.
    James prend le soin de répondre à toutes nos questions par mail avant de réserver, et même avant notre arrivée. Très bon accueil de sa part.
    L'appartement était propre, bien aménagé et parfait pour y vivre ses vacances. Au cœur des restos, bars, et à 2 min de la Grande plage, cet appartement est idéalement situé, on n'a pas besoin de voiture si vous restez uniquement à Biarritz ! On se sent rapidement chez soi.
    Les photos représentent réellement son appartement.

    Nous remercions encore James pour nous avoir permis de vivre une bonne expérience et le recommandons fortement !
    Août 2013


    My friend and me had rented this apartement located in the centre of Biarritz, during one week and we had been satisfied !!

    James taked the time to answer to all our questions before our arrival. We had been well received.
    The apartment was very clean, well-organized. Perfect for holidays ;).
    Close to restaurants, bars and the Grande Plage, this apartement is well-located. You don't need a car if you stay only in Biarritz ! We definitely felt at home.
    Photos reflect the reality of the apartment.

    I really recommend this apartment
    Thank you again James !
    August 2013

    August 2013
  • We went three people to Biarritz, staying in James apartment for nine nights. The location is perfect, the apartment is very nice and cozy, and we are all very satisfied with our stay. James was a very nice and caring host who gave us useful tips in activities and good restaurants etc. We now love Biarritz and will recommend our families and friends to go there and of course, live in James apartment!

    July 2013
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Hi, I am James, I am 34 years old and have been living in Biarritz since June 2002. I fell in love with Biarritz immediately and have been here ever since. I love to surf and hike, I surf almost everyday the waves are good and usually go to the mountains for walking once a week. I also go snowboarding in the winter in the local resorts. I like doing other sports including swimming across the bay of the Grand Plage, running along the coast and going to the gym. I also enjoy socialising and catching up with my friends who live in the area. I grew up in the North of England in a town called Blackpool from there I spent 1 year in Australia before moving to France after being offered a job for a international distribution company based in Biarritz.
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