Be on the best beach in southwest France!
Please note that only the LAST TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST are currently available (a few days in the first week of September may also be)....let me know if you want to surf!
Hike in pine forest?
Swim in a lake?
Get a mud bath?
Drive to Lourdes for a cure?
Have tapas for lunch in a Basque bar?
Dance all night?
If any of these sound like fun, then Hossegor, home of the famous Rip Curl Pro competition on the Atlantic Ocean in southwest France, which takes place in the summer, is the destination for you.
Off-season rates are MUCH CHEAPER than the seasonal, see them as listed by Audouard Agency #242.
The apartment in Hossegor is in the heart of the Landes region and you can easily visit the mountains or go to other seaside towns, including St. Jean de Luz, or San Sebastian in Spain, which is just 1-1/2 hours away. Fly from New York to Paris and connnect to Biarritz or on the cheap, you can fly New York to London then Ryanair or Easy Jet to Biarritz, get in a rental car and 1/2 hour later, you are on the Hossegor beach. Don't forget to check out Dick's Sand Bar and get one of his wicked teeshirts! You can see the webcam which is located there to check the surf right now!
My apartment was entirely renovated and is now family friendly! It is bright and clean and modern. My flat is an open living studio which feels like a little house. On the main floor, there is a "cabine" with a bunk bed, on the lower level which has a child's be on the top and an adult can sleep on the bottom. There is a separate WC and separate full bath. There is an efficiency kitchen and a table. There is also a clic-clac in the living area and a balcony which faces the next town of Cap Breton from which you can sometimes see the Pyrenees mountains. The second floor mezzanine has a queen sized bed and a skylight so you sleep with the sound of the ocean, the smell of the pine forests and the light of the moon.
The apartment sleeps four comfortably and it's nice to have breakfast on the enclosed balcony with a view of the pool and the bicyclists going to market. There is a TV in the living room now and a microwave/convection oven in addition to the 2 burner stove in the kitchen. NO LINENS ARE INCLUDED. Any which are inadvertently left there are NOT for your use. Please respect this! The dry cleaners in town rent linens as does the agency who helps with check in/out. You must bring your own towels as well.
The building is on the beach but my flat faces the swimming pool.
There is a private parking in the building across the road in the second "sous-sol" level space #16.
There is storage in the basement of the building for your surfboard or rented bike.
There is an article which describes the region better than I could in the National Post entitled "LA COTE DU SURF" On the hunt for some tasty waves and a cool buzz in the surfing capital of Europe" by David Sax, Weekend Post Published on Saturday, June 30, 2007
Please let me know if an off-season or summer/fall holiday in the Landes region of France is for you!
You can also check out the New York Times article from August 31, 2008 which was all about what to do for 36 hours in Biarritz. It's only 1/2 hour's drive away!
To see a 360 view of my flat go lookup the website of the Audouard Immobilier agency and look up my reference 0242 in Le Point d'Or. If my place is not for you, there are certainly others you can enjoy! The calendar on the Audouard site will tell you exact dates of availability, please check there first. Off season is beautiful....quite often, the weather in late September or early October is warm and the waves are mild. True fearless surfers go in November, when the waves can reach 20 feet or more!
Enjoy the sun and the sand and please write with more questions!
Accès des voyageurs
Pool is across the road.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I live in New York City. I need the assistance of the local agent or a friend who lives in Bordeaux. The concierge is on site and also has keys but does not speak English.
You can not beat the sunsets or the surf. Go!
I live in the USA and so I have an agent manage the property and hand out the keys. Usual check in is on a Saturday afternoon.
Linens must be rented (Audouard agency can provide you the number for the closest laundry or you can rent from them directly).
I am a Native New Yorker (yes, I was born and raised here!) and have lived in Boston, Paris and Los Angeles and speak a bit of French and Spanish and about two words of Italian. I work in the legal field. I went to culinary school to study pastry many years ago and now I just bake cookies at Christmas when I have the time!
I have traveled to over 60 countries, go away to my house in Pennsylvania on many weekends and like meeting new people.
As to the listings on AIRBNB: I have one "Supersize Studio" on the Upper East Side, which is a walk-up and has no doorman and I do not live there. The building is approximately 50 years old. The entire apartment is at your disposal. There is a queen sized bed, a table and chairs and it is perfect for a sole occupant needing a home-away-from-home. It is in Yorkville, home of the old Austrian and Hungarian and German bakeries, long gone. On Saturdays, at Saint Stephen's, which is opposite the apartment, there is a market which is wonderful. Otherwise, you have more than enough small cute places to eat and hang out and if you are a couple of young single people, all the bars and restaurants you might want to go to until closing are on Second Avenue, one block over. This apartment is a very large studio with high ceilings and faces north to a garden, which is quiet. It comes with linens and dishes and has a small kitchen. There is a $60 cleaning fee and a $500security deposit required. AIRBNB collects the security and I ask you pre-pay the cleaning fee on arrival in cash.
So as to avoid confusion, the second listing, "Paris in New York" location is my home and about which I speak below and this is the apartment which has been reviewed the most. I no longer allow it to be rented.
I traveled to Europe the first time on my own via SERVAS many years ago and have not forgotten the kindness of the people I met then. I hope to reciprocate and make new friends!
Please contact me if you are interested in staying at one of my places. You MUST be a non-smoker but smoking is allowed in front of the building outside if you are desperate.
Please have your profile here. It is easier if I know something about who you are, where you live and what you do. If I don't know something about you, it's hard for me to answer a request to stay quickly, since I like to have a level of comfort renting.
I've known one friend who lives in Abu Dhabi who I met via SERVAS over 30 years now. I expect to know my AirBNB guests just as long!
Thanks for your interest!
As to the other listings: the apartment in Paris (Chatelet) is not available again until 2015. It is rented a minimum of six months. The apartment in Hossegor, in the Southwest of France, is available off-season each year from October until May.
The Victorian house in northeast Pennsylvania is available on select weeks if you are interested in skiing at Elk Mountain, which is 20 minutes up the hill on Route 106 from Carbondale.
Just ask me!