• 10
  • 5
  • 4
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Beaches 5-minute drive
  • Biarritz 10-minute drive
  • Secluded grounds & mountain views 

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Good to know... Villa du Fronton is only available to book for stays of 14 nights between 18 July and 29 August 2020. We are pleased to offer a 10% discount on our published prices during this time.

Villa du Fronton is a sizeable and strikingly contemporary home, set in private gardens just inland from Guéthary and Bidart – two Basque Coast gems. The location is peaceful and semi-rural, yet you’re only minutes away from the summertime buzz of this vibrant coastline.

The villa is finished with great taste and imagination, but the real highlight is the heated swimming pool, set in 5000m2 of informal gardens, offering privacy as well as ample play space during the long summer days and evenings. The grounds are encircled by mature trees, hedges and shrubs, creating a delightful away-from-it-all feeling. It’s an idyllic spot for a family meal, feasting on finds from Les Halles, Biarritz’s renowned food market, or indulging in a glass or two of Txakoli, the local lightly sparkling white. A terrace opens directly off the kitchen, making an inviting indoor-outdoor dining space overlooking the pool, the garden and the craggy foothills of the Pyrenees in the far distance. The three upper floor bedrooms share this pretty view, whilst the other two open directly onto the pool terrace, perfect for an early morning dip to ease you into another stunning day. The split layout works well for two families or a multi-generation group, and with so much to see and do virtually on the doorstep, it’s easy to keep everyone happily entertained. In fact, you don’t even need to leave the villa to experience a slice of local culture, as the house has its own fronton wall for playing pelote, the traditional Basque ball game.

The local area

Your nearest village is charming Bidart (4km), which has a very pretty town square and two fantastic beaches: Uhabia and Plage du Centre. There are shops and handful of restaurants here and a coastal path to explore, which can take you to neighbouring Guéthary and all the way to St Jean de Luz (13km) near the border with Spain. Guéthary is very picturesque, popular with surfers as well as those who come to enjoy its authentic Basque-ness with a stroll along the promenade and a drink in one of its popular cafes; if you can hang on till sunset, the views are glorious. The nearest restaurant to the villa is a four-minute drive, and you’ll find a wider section within a ten-minute radius covering Guéthary and Bidart. A visit to Biarritz (7km) is a must, whether you want to shop, sit on the beach or simply soak up its unique combination of grand architecture, gourmet dining and laid-back surf style.

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  • 5 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-10)

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Living room with access to balcony
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar and dining table, access to terrace
  • WC

First floor

  • Mezzanine with TV
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite bathroom with shower and WC, with private terrace
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with dressing area
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed)
  • Shower room
  • WC

Lower floor

  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite shower room (no WC), access to terrace
  • Twin bedroom (90cm beds), access to terrace
  • Bathroom
  • WC
  • Laundry room


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and Simpson pool/beach towels provided
  • Smoking/vaping is not permitted in the house
  • Pets are not permitted
  • Shaded area with outdoor sofas
  • Plancha
  • Private heated swimming pool 10m x 5m, protected by electric cover
  • Extensive lawned grounds
  • Nearby activities include surfing, body-boarding, golf, cycling, thalassotherapy, pelote basque


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 5.00-7.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am


  • Weekly cleaning with change of linen and towels


  • Restaurant 4min drive (2.3km) with several others (Guethary/Bidart) within 10min drive
  • Bidart (beach) 5min drive (2.7km)
  • Supermarket 5min drive
  • Shops 10min drive
  • Biarritz town centre 12min drive (7km)
  • Biarritz airport 11min drive (8km)
  • St Jean de Luz 16min drive (11km)


Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.


Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season
London Luton easyJet Saturday 27 Jun - 29 Aug
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday 23 May - 19 Sep
Bristol easyJet Saturday 16 May - 24 Oct


Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Stansted easyJet Saturday All season
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season


Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Luton easyJet Saturday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday All season
Liverpool easyJet Saturday 2 May - 17 Oct
Belfast easyJet Saturday 4 Apr - 26 Sep
Edinburgh Ryanair Saturday All season

Our choice of French properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading Help

Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5


  • Location


    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort


    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

Steeped in Basque traditions as old as the hills, this destination reflects a very different take on ‘Frenchness’: one that’s also imbued with the colours of Spain just a short drive away. And if swimming, sunbathing, surfing and sandy beaches don’t appeal, you can try a thalassotherapy spa session, watch an adrenaline-fuelled game of Basque pelote or flex your cultural muscle along the narrow streets of ancient towns and pristine villages where museums, galleries and restaurants are in plentiful supply.

Visit our collection of handpicked villas or boutique hotels in Biarritz & The Basque Country to complete your luxury holiday on the Aquitaine Coast.

Read more on our Aquitaine Coast region page

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