Just did total renovation in 2016 with interior designer, new tile floors, new kitchen opens to dining/living room so the cook can enjoy the guests. New tiled baths and sinks everywhere.
The apartment is on a residential street and in five minutes you can walk into the beaches, the 'centre ville', the large French daily market, the casino, the park, the shops, and many, many restaurants.
A destination resort with beautiful beaches and boardwalks, Arcachon is the largest town on the Bay of Arcachon, which empties into the Atlantic just 45 minutes west of Bordeaux. The bay is Europe's oyster capital, and is a commercial and sport fishing center as well. Beautiful beaches (both on the bay and the ocean!) and all kinds of water sports and shopping await you in town, or you can use it as a base to explore the Bordeaux wine country or the Basque region (Pyrenees Mountains) and Spain.
Arcachon is often described as the Four-Seasons city. Created in the late 19th Century, the Winter District is in the hills above the town in a green setting. All the villas are in different styles and form a unique architectural ensemble. The Automn District is an old fishing area, characterised by its little houses with red tiled roofs and small verandas. Now it is the oyster farming district. The Spring District is located on the remains of the Pereire family 41 hectare estate. It hosts the Sainte-Anne des Abatilles spring renowned for its water purity and thermal qualities since 1925. The Summer District is in the city centre and hosts Arcachon most beautiful beaches.
Your toddlers will love the calm waters at the beach on the bay, and your teenagers will safely find lots to do within walking or biking distance; it's a great spot for families of all ages! Kids also have plenty to do with the Dune, the zoo and the parks a short drive away
It's a two block walk to the beach, and three blocks to the shopping district. It has three bedrooms; one with a queen-sized bed, one with a standard double bed and one with two bunk beds. Playpen/crib too. Each room has a balcony. There are a large double living/dining room with a comfortable corner sofa; a full bath with tub and in-tub shower and WC , a full bath with walk-in shower off the standard double bed room, plus a separated guest 'WC' and a sink. With three sinks and two toilettes in the various bathrooms, you will have a lot of space !
The west facing balcony is a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the sunset. Large by French standards, the condo is 957 square feet plus 193 square feet of balconies.
In Arcachon, there are walking and tourist train tours of the area's unique 'arcachonnais' architecture, which is sort of a Victorian. (Belle Epoque). Many tourist boat excursions and ferries leave from the pier, a five-minute walk away from the condo. If the bay is too tame you can ride the ferry across to the ocean side at Cap Ferret and take surfing lessons, or learn to hang glide off the Dune de Pilat, the largest sand dune in Europe! Kite surfers have an ocean beach too.
The condo is equipped with ample cookware . New dishwasher, induction, oven, and microwave!
You will enjoy trying the croissants, the pain au chocolat and the famous Canele each morning from the many bakeries within walking distance. The town market is open daily, too. The area restaurants have varied cuisines and is famous for seafood.
You will also find in the condo also a washing/drying machine as well as free WIFI. There are a DVD player and a Bluetooth stereo. Bring your music and play your favorite tunes from the new Sony player.
Great day trips: St. Emilion for wine tasting and visit of the beautiful medieval town; Bordeaux for it's bistros, churches, designer shopping, museums, and antique dealers; Biarritz for lunch at the gorgeous Hotel du Palais; St. Jean de Luz for 15th century church, quaint port, and Basque shopping; San Sebastian, Spain for the Paris-like city and great 3-star dining; Paulliac for lunch and tours of Mouton Rothschild and Chateaux Margaux; the very chic Caudalie spa for massages and lunch. Or just spend your time relaxing in Arcachon on the beautiful beach!
Arcachon is easy to get to: you can fly to Bordeaux from European hub airports and rent a car, or take the 'TGV' fast train from either Charles de Gaulle airport or from the Gare Montparnasse in downtown Paris. (Good option if you want to spend a few days in Paris!) At least one train daily from Montparnasse station is direct all the way to Arcachon, and from Charles de Gaulle airport you can change trains easily at the Bordeaux train station. From the train station in Arcachon it's a ten minute walk to the condo, so a car is not necessary unless you want to explore!Get the full listing »