- At a Glance
- Our Review
A complimentary bottle of chilled champagne.
Basque villa that's a winner in the charm stakes
Sitting pretty between the Pyrenees and the Atlantic Ocean, Villa Catarie is a nest for diehard romantics. With its painted shutters and balconies, this 18th century Basque house glows with comforts.
Know It All
Hit the spot
Midway between Biarritz and St-Jean-de-Luz.
Come here for...
● A place to Basque in this gorgeous corner of France. ● Surfing on breezy Atlantic beaches. ● Golfing and pelote nearby.
There's a plush guest lounge. a sunny terrace and a pool, so you can make full use of the weather.
Good to know
Trains will take you easily into Biarritz or St-Jean-de-Luz, so a car is not essential.
Rooms and suites
14 rooms, two suites
Rooms with shades of urban chic come with every comfort, including satellite TV and soundproofing.
Go for one of the two suites, or the lovely rooms Pluie d'Etoiles and Beaux Rêves.
Eat & Drink
Only breakfast is served but it’s a treat, with pastries, seasonal fruit, croissants and freshly-baked bread. Eat in the chic cream-walled dining room or out on the rustic terrace.
Charged at EUR 12, breakfast is served until 10am.
Yes, for breakfast.
See & Do
Coves and cliff walks are just a few minutes away, as is the surfing beach. Nearby Saint-Jean-de-Luz is great for exploring, with its narrow streets and lovely old buildings, while cultured Biarritz is a magnet: you’re sure to want to walk the promenades and pop into the Musée de la Mer, with its amazing fish. You’ll also see Europe’s coolest surfers in action.
Play Basque pelota in the village square, or hit the fairway: there are 18 golf courses within 20km of here. Those with a sweet tooth, should head straight for Planète Chocolat, the Biarritz chocolate museum, or check out the fixtures list at Biarritz rugby club, which hosts some of Europe’s top matches. Zip down to Spain, just 20km away for a day in Saint Sébastien or Bilbao (the Guggenheim museum is a must), play a different golf course every day or hit a walking trail in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
Surfers from around the world converge on the beach at Côte des Basques for the Biarritz Surf festival – the biggest of its kind in Europe.
August – September
Classical music performed in glorious church settings marks the Basque Coast Music festival at Bayonne.
No smutty jokes please – the Organ festival in Biarritz is all about serious music.
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ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 150 - 205Check In
12:00 middayMinimum Night Stay
Closed November – mid December; and January – mid FebruaryAir Conditioning
Dogs are welcomeWedding License?
Avenue de Général de Gaulle, 64210 GuétharyParking
There is free guest parkingTrains
Saint-Jean-de-Luz station – 5km, or Biarritz TGV station – 8kmTaxis
EUR 15 from St-Jean-de-LuzAirport
Biarritz – 8km