THE ARBOLATEIA GUEST HOUSE WELCOMES YOU IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

In a calm and harmonious environment, our house is the ideal place for your stay; it will seduce you with its neo-Basque architecture and its character, both authentic and modern. Enjoy the private terraces of the lush garden and its many secret corners, to rest or stroll.
Hydrangeas, camellias, maples, rhododendrons, pittosporums...typical species of the Basque Country, will rhythm your walk smoothly. The property Arbolateia, the "place of the trees" in the Basque language, is fully fenced and protected by tall trees and shrubs, also home to beautiful more exotic species.
Around the pool (11 x 4 m), heated, secure and lined with white laurels, dracaenas, phormiums...you can enjoy a moment of relaxation or play with your children, unless you prefer the bubbles of the indoor jacuzzi, sheltered from its wooden chalet.
At the bar or on the terrace, enjoy delicious breakfasts; hearty and varied, they are homemade with local and seasonal products.
The house has a closed parking, to park your vehicle in all serenity.
What to dream of more to discover the Basque Coast, on vacation or for a short stay? The Arbolateia guest house is a haven of peace, near the most popular places of the Basque Country.

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SPA - CARE

The Basque Country is an ideal destination to relax and forget the daily life stress.
During your stay, enjoy the spa in the shelter of its wooden chalet in the heart of the garden. The place has been specially designed to relax after a day of exploring the Basque Coast or simply between two dives to the heated and secure swimming pool. Access is free, on simply request.
To perfect our services and facilities, we work in partnership with the thalassotherapy center Thalmar in Biarritz, located 3 km from the house. Enjoy the sweetness of a massage, where the fragrance of aromatic oils will transport you to the wellbeing and tranquillity!
If you prefer to relax at home, a qualified masseuse can come by appointment to make you discover her healing and relaxing massages.
Beauty care and hairdressing are also available, by appointment.
If your holiday rhymes with relaxation, you will find at Arbolateia everything you dream of. We can also advise you the best addresses of the Basque Country, to make your stay a zen and unforgettable moment.

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Petit déjeuner

Du lundi au vendredi, de 8h30 à 10h00 et le week-end, de 9h00 à 10h30, un petit-déjeuner est servi à la salle de petit-déjeuner ou sur notre terrasse, en fonction de la météo :
12 € / personne. Pensez à réserver la veille, avant midi !
Jus de fruits frais (orange, carotte, pomme), boissons chaudes, cake, pancake ou pain perdu brioché, pain frais, confiture, beurre, fromage de brebis et jambon du pays, yaourt maison, salade de fruits frais.

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LEISURE FOR YOUR STAY ON THE BASQUE COAST, FROM BIARRITZ TO BILBAO

Bidart is a typical Basque village. It stands facing the ocean between Saint Jean de Luz and Biarritz. A stone's throw from Spain, this remarkable site promises a tourism colorful and rich in emotions.
On the coastal path, 10 minutes walk from the house, you will discover an exceptional panorama on the Basque Coast, from Biarritz to Saint Jean de Luz, through Guéthary of course.
Within walking distance, 6 patrolled beaches are open to you, each with its own characteristics: surfing, swimming, diving, fishing on foot...or a tanning session on the sand, a walk on the beach, a picnic at sunset...
The Basque Country is a land of culture, gastronomy and sport. Rugby, pelota, surfing on mythical spots or golf between land and sea, for sportsmen and fans of new sensations, beginners or confirmed.
Strolls with a unique show, in mountain or along the ocean, visits of touristic sites whose reputation is not to make: the amateurs of culture in the great outdoors will find their happiness.
The Basque Country is home to exceptional cultural and natural sites, all along the coast, from Anglet to Hendaye, as in the hinterland, from Espelette to Cambo les Bains, or Bilbao and San Sebastian.
We will not fail to give you detailed maps, so you can discover the richnesses of our beautiful country.
And, if you want to think outside the box, we can also reveal unusual activities, ocean or mountain sides, according to your desires and your tastes.

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THE HOSTS: TWO PASSIONATE CREATORS

Arbolateia, "the place of the trees"
Sandrine and Jean-Pierre welcome you to Arbolateia, "the place of the trees", a beautiful neo-Basque mansion, both authentic and modern, rising in a lush garden, defined and designed by Jean- Pierre, landscaper.
It is in 2002 that they have a true crush on this house and, since then, they renovate it, improve it, rethink it, model it, according to their passion, their desires, their needs. The space and all the possibilities of development offered by this building were a great source of inspiration to create, freely, a place that resembles them, to their taste. And they knew how to surround themselves with local architects, followers of modernity but respectful of the Basque heritage.
For the decoration, each space is unique with different atmospheres, mix of styles, associating the old, the vintage and the contemporary. Sandrine, accomplished bargain hunter, is always looking for objects and furniture, original and offbeat, from the 50s to the 70s. Place is made also to regional artists, whose creations expose themselves in the bedrooms, the living rooms, the entrance, or the garden.

Surfing with nature
To create the garden, Jean-Pierre's bias and challenge were to create a microclimate, close to the beach and spray, with shrubs and groves, to felting the atmosphere and make the place more intimate. He has therefore defined micro zones, precise spaces that preserve the privacy of each. Thus, each apartment has its private terrace, where everyone can really isolate himself, if he wishes, in the tranquillity of lush greenery.
In this garden, there are flowers almost all year long. About the species, he chooses very adapted and emblematic plants of the Basque Coast, like maples of Japan and hydrangeas. They form colorful groves between which we move harmoniously. The earth being acidic, it perfectly accommodates camellias, azaleas, and rhododendrons; some palms and ferns from New Zealand like it a lot too.
But he also lets nature express itself, without much intervention, and only with ecological processes. It's both wild and controlled... Surfing with nature, it's a question of balance.
And about surfing, Jean-Pierre knows everything, because when he's not in the nature, he surfs the waves of the nearby ocean! And he will be very pleased to share this other passion with you...

Pleasure of welcoming and sharing
"We love to welcome, please and invest so that guests are happy at home. The breakfasts are homemade with local and seasonal products: fresh fruits juices and salads, pancakes, cakes, artisanal ham and cheese. We favour contact and conviviality and we like to share our special addresses of the Basque country. This is our philosophy; welcome to Abolateia!"

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