L’Arc at Nouvelle-Aquitaine
If you love the sight and sound of the waves, L’Arc is the perfect place for you – it’s a holiday home to dream about during those dark winter days.
This apartment, part of a distinguished looking residence in the heart of historic Biarritz, is entered at street level and sleeps six. Recently renovated, it is the ideal place for lovers of the beach and the city - just imagine sitting on the terrace with your coffee gazing at the wide sandy beach below you and letting your eyes wander towards the surfers riding the foamy breakers of the Bay of Biscay. Pour a glass of wine to watch the sun set over the ocean as you listen to the sound of the waves.
The living area is designed to maximise the spectacular views with its large sliding glass doors leading out to the terrace. A wonderfully spacious, sea-blue curved sofa is perfectly positioned for all six to comfortably enjoy the panorama from the living area. There is dining...
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L’Arc is situated in the heart of the city on a residential road parallel to the beach, right next to one of the entrances to a 5* hotel (guests benefit from complimentary access to the hotel’s swimming pools and gym). Biarritz is an elegant resort in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region of south-west France, dating back to the mid-19th century when the aristocracy built their summer residences along this part of the coast, following the example of their Emperor. The apartment is a few minutes’ walk away from the well-known Hotel du Palais built by Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III, who had spent her childhood holidays on the Basque coast and fallen in love with its landscape - the hotel remains a symbol of the luxurious lure of Biarritz. Eugenie also built the exquisite Chapelle Imperiale nearby - the small chapel contains mosaics reminiscent of the Alhambra in Spain and a bust of the empress can be found in the pretty garden. Plage Miramar is a continuation of the town’s most popular and famous beach, La Grande Plage. It’s less busy than the main beach and therefore more popular with the locals. There are plenty of other beaches around the town such as La Plage de la Cote des Basques (2.1km), which has become a favourite for surfers. Indeed, Biarritz has become a surfing mecca with enthusiasts from all over the world attracted to the 6km of Biarritz coastline and beyond. There are plenty of surfing schools for abilities and all ages. Oliver Travel’s guests can arrange surf coaching or just equipment hire during their stay. When you need a break from the giant waves, there is a tiny sheltered beach at Port Vieux (1.4km), situated near the town’s main shopping street, Rue Port Vieux. Walk away from the sea to visit Le Colisee (450m), a neighbourhood theatre within walking distance for evening entertainment or to enjoy the Art Deco architecture which is a theme throughout the city. The Casino Municipal (700m) and the Aquarium (1.5km), a must for sea-lovers or families, are good examples of the style. The Casino also houses a theatre and swimming pool. From your apartment terrace you will have a good view of the Phare de Biarritz (1km), a tall lighthouse built in 1834. Walk there to experience the stunning ocean and town views or look northwards towards the beaches of the Anglet coastline, another paradise for surfers. Some of these northern beaches are surrounded by grassland and forests and are well worth a visit. When you are ready to eat, there are plenty of good restaurants in the Port des Pecheurs (1.1km), the former fishing port, where fresh seafood can be found. Food aficionados, don’t miss the restaurants and the amazing market at the Halles de Biarritz, (1.2km). Try out some of the Basque specialities including the touron (marzipan), locally cured ham and mussels. There are also some idyllic Basque villages inland to explore such as two of France’s Plus Beaux Villages, pretty Ainhoa (26km) and Sare (24km) where you can take the old wooden train up to the summit of La Rhune, one of the highest peaks of the Pyrénées - there are restaurants with incredible views as well as opportunities for hiking. Indeed, this whole region offers an extended range of outdoor activities, such as walking, horse- riding, fishing, cycling, canoeing and many others including water-sports along the coast
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Payment and Cancellation - 90 Day Policy
- Guests may cancel for free provided that: (1) cancellation is within 48-hours of reservation request, and (2) reservation request was made at least 10 days before arrival.
- 90 days or less prior to arrival: Guests pay 100% at time of reservation.
- More than 90 days before arrival: Guests pay 50% at time of reservation (non-refundable), the remaining 50% will be charged 90 days prior to arrival.
- For guests paying with points: 100% of payment will be deducted at time of reservation, once booking is verified within 48 hours.
- 90 days or less prior to arrival: No refund issued, unless ‘Grace Period’ applies.
- More than 90 days before arrival: initial 50% payment is forfeited; the remaining 50% will not be charged.
- For guests paying with points more than 90 days before arrival: 50% of points taken are forfeited; the remaining 50% will be refunded within 5-10 business days.
- Security deposit : A pre-authorisation of €650 will be charged to clients’ credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection (this will also be used to cover any charges/excess not covered by the guests' insurance policy).
- Arrival time : 4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. Please note that late arrivals will be subject to a check-in fee.
- Departure time : 10.00 a.m.
- End of stay cleaning included? : Yes and mid-stay cleaning for bookings of 2 weeks or more also 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.
- Linen & towels included? : All linen and bath towels are provided. Beach towels are available at extra cost.
- Energy costs included? : Yes, within reasonable use.
- Heating costs included? : Yes, within reasonable use.
- Minimum stay : 7 nights.
- Changeover day : Saturday in July and August. Flexible during all other periods.
- Smoking Allowed? : Outside only.
- Tax : French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
- Insurance : A mandatory insurance policy which covers guests for tenancy liability and property damage liability during their stay is included in the rental price.
- Pets welcome? : No.
- Other Ts and Cs : Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
- Other Ts and Cs : One high chair, one cot and one baby bath are available on request. An extra highchair and cot are available for hire at a cost of €120/week.
- Other Ts and Cs : Extra bed + towels and/or an inflatable mattress + towels are available on request for an extra charge of €150/week and €100/week, respectively.
- Other Ts and Cs : 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.
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