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France by the Sea: Holiday on a Sandy Beach in St Jean De Luz

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Bright open apartment in a bldg on the beach/boardwalk (beach), Sleeps 2

Bright, open (600-square-foot) luxury apartment in a unique building located on a beautiful sandy beach, with a town & mountain view. This grande flat is perfectly located on the boardwalk, in a quaint, safe village with a never ending list of things to do. A world class water spa is below! Camino de Santiago trail is close by; walk to Spain (3 hours).

~ A once in a lifetime vacation!


Use as a base: Spanish Pilgrim Walking Tour: Camino de Santiago (St Jean Pied de Port 1 1/2 hr train), San Sebastian (1 hr), Bilbao (Guggenheim 2 hrs), Bordeaux (1 1/2), Paris (5).

Ease of living; 2 elevators, fully equipped and everything is included. Beautiful wide open sunny apartment with office area, internet, a MAC computer with 21" screen, printer and free long distance telephoning!

'I'm in heaven; what a fantastic holiday we've had. This town is so unique and the people are wonderful. We love your place!' (a renter from Austin, Texas).

Sleeps two comfortably; will sleep three. 5* appeal! View of the mountains; pay parking is available.

Keywords: Apartment, flat, large open bedroom, beach, boardwalk, Saint Jean de Luz.

More Details

Dana Caple
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Dana Caple

Greg and I live on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada. We have an air taxi, flight instruction company called FLY! He is a commercial pilot/instructor. I used to be a business owner for 20 years (alternative health), and am now an artist, entrepreneur (still) and enjoy yoga, family, volunteer work and life in general!

Greg and I are in love with our 2nd home in St Jean de Luz! You will find us there from Dec 1 to Apr 1 - 4 very special months!

Dana Caple purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Dana Caple chose St Jean de Luz

We can walk everywhere! It is a magical, very safe haven, with 'eye candy' constantly in front of us! The architecture and history, the art galleries and the cafes - words don't describe St Jean de Luz! ...Ambiance!

What makes this apartment unique

Every morning and evening, we walk the beach. This year (2011) it has been warm enough to just people watch while sitting on the beach. We walk to Hendaye or Biarritz (3 1/2 hours) regularly - actually, we walk everywhere! The spa is always available, and we use it often. Tues and Fri's are market days - fresh vegetables, eggs, and everything else! As we are here 4 months, we use St Jean de Luz as a stepping stone to visit Spain and other areas of Europe. We don't need a car as public transportation: train, bus and air are all so conveniently located. There are many art galleries (I love to paint), and window shopping is extraordinary, or just watching people in the streets is a sport in itself. St Jean is very animated!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Well, we got home Thursday night and are now back in our groove of daily life in Ohio. Your place in St.-Jean de Luz was everything you said it would be and worked very well for us. Everything worked as advertised. We didn't watch TV at all. We had lunch at Chez Michel and dinner at Chez Pascal's and both were most enjoyable. Good recommendations. We walked all over town, over to Cibore and Socoa, out to the fort and north along the seaside trail. Weather was good. Cloudy every morning, sunny most afternoons...lovely. We slept every night with the window open.

We noticed that the town is a very family oriented vacation spot for the French. We heard almost no English, German or Italian spoken on the street or anywhere. Quite unusual in our experience in Europe. The whole experience was very nice. We wondered what the place is like when you are there over the winter. Is it a winter resort like Florida, with "snow birds" coming down, or is it rather empty of visitors?

Thanks for making your place available to us. We enjoyed our visit.
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in St Jean de Luz in Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Oversize bathroom with large soaker tub/shower for 2 persons.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Great for couple; can sleep 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
International spa below with sauna, gym, pool, Ocean at your door with sandy beach and boardwalk around the bay. Walk to Spain 2 1/2 hours or Biarritz 3 1/2 hours. Quick train to San Sebastian. Ask us best routing (Vancouver-Paris direct 9 hours)..


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France by the Sea: Holiday on a Sandy Beach in St Jean De Luz
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Loved the Beach - great Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

That was an amazing holiday - thank you for providing such a luxurious yet cozy home! Having the beach and town right at our doorstep made everything so easy! We hiked to Spain, went swimming most days, ate in the best restaurants and - what can I say except please book us again for next year!! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

It was like being at home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved your place! The beach was wonderful and literally at our doorstep. We had fresh croissants each morning; cooked some of our meals in the fully stocked kitchen, dined out, even hiked to Spain one day! The Basque Country is beautiful! We also appreciated the comfort of your apt..including wifi and free calling. We will certainly be back! Thank you for our dream vacation...truly! R Powell. Canada

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rod. It was a pleasure having you as our guest!
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Grand Plage on the beach
Car: not necessary

La Pergola is on the beach and in the town. The boardwalk of St Jean de Luz is at your door! Walking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, surfing, dining, shopping & spa-ing are all within minutes of the entrance. Hiking to Spain is 2 1/2 hours; to Biarritz is 3 hours ~ Lots to do and see! Or make it a work holiday..all your amenities are here! Free calling and internet, big Mac computer with paper, printer..etc.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.