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Maison de la Côte

Parentis-en-Born, South West France

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At a glance

  1. Sleeps 6
  2. 3 Bedrooms
  3. 1 Bathroom
  4. WiFi
  5. Table Tennis
  6. Restaurants & Shops 1.3km
  7. Lakeside Beach 4km
  • Ground Floor: Sun room with patio doors to covered terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Utility room (washing machine). Living/dining room (TV) with French windows to covered terrace. Corridor (AC) with access to: Three double bedrooms. Cloakroom (WC). Bathroom (bath, separate shower, no WC). WiFi.
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds of garden, covered and open terrace. Table tennis. Table football. Pétanque area. Poolside shower. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 4m, uniform depth) with steps.

Beaches and ocean, forest and lakes meet in perfect harmony in this much sought after area south of Bordeaux, known as ‘Bisca Grands Lacs’. Golden sandy beaches line the Atlantic coast as far as the eye can see, walking and cycling trails criss-cross the tranquil verdant pine forests whilst the three ‘Grands Lacs’ offer that tantalising combination of water sports, beaches and swimming alongside vibrant villages and small marinas. And it was in one such town, Parentis-en-Born, on the edge of Lac de Biscarrosse that we came across Maison de la Côte, within walking distance (1.3km) of the centre with its restaurants and shops, and the ideal base from which to explore this fascinating area.

A deep hedge encloses established gardens to the front and rear of Maison de la Côte. Table tennis and pétanque are added attractions for children (and adults!) and a large, decked terrace links the house to the pool, creating a lovely spot for dining and relaxing.

Further dining space can be found in the sunroom to one side, where patio doors allow the outside in. The interior is tastefully decorated, with a cosy living room and three bedrooms, each with its own colour theme.

Home to shops, restaurants and a weekly market, Parentis is proud of its Landaise heritage, celebrating in style during August when the town holds its ‘féria’. The lake is a 10 minute drive away (easily accessible by bike too). The charm of the small lakeside beaches and shallow waters will not fail but if you seek impressive waves, vast expanses of sand and big skies, there are plenty of spots along the Atlantic Coast, including Biscarrosse Plage (20km) and Mimizan Plage (30km). And for something completely different, take the train from Ychoux (11km) and 50 minutes later you will be in the heart of Bordeaux, ready to soak up the atmosphere of this elegant city.

  • Please note that there is a local tourist tax to pay: £2.40 per night for guests aged 18 and over.

Pricing & Availability

Additional Pricing Information

All Prices are per property, not per person.

Please note that all visitors to France aged 18 and over are required to pay a Tourist Tax. We collect this tax prior to your holiday and remit it on your behalf. The notes above specify the amount per person per night which will be added to your booking.

Location of Maison de la Côte


Great Things to Do Near Maison de la Côte

Market days and evenings

A must for all those that love good, seasonal, local products.  Stroll through the markets savouring the friendly atmosphere and leave with traditional products such as pâtés, olives, sausages and pastis landais.  Parentis en Born holds its market on Thursday, Biscarrosse Ville on Friday and Saturday, Ychoux on Wednesday, Sanguinet on Saturday. During July and August, evening markets are held in Parentis en Born (Tuesday), Biscarrosse Plage (every evening) and in Sanguinet (Wednesday and Saturday). 

Pilat Dune

A sight worth seeing – at 110 metres high and 3km in length, Le Dune du Pilat is Europe’s highest sand dune. There are 160 steps to reach the top but worth it for the far reaching views from all sides.  

The Basque Country and Spain

Why not explore a little further south?  Easily accessible by taking the A63, the Basque Country with its glorious countryside and interesting villages and towns is just under 2hrs away.  Explore Bayonne with its half timbered houses, St Jean de Luz on the coast, Espelette famous for its dried red peppers (you will see them hung up to dry outside the shops and houses in the village).  Take your passport and continue over the border into Spain and the wonderful coastal town of San Sebastian (2hrs). 

A day or two or three or more at the beach!

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches.  From the sandy beaches around Lac de Biscarrosse to the kilometres of long sandy beaches that run the length of the coast, you can take your pick.  Biscarrosse Plage is popular – a vast expense of sand, choice of amenities and activities.  Relax with a book or watch the surfers catching the waves, you can even have a go yourself with lessons at the local surf school. 

Ychoux and Bordeaux

Head a few kilometres east to Ychoux, a lovely little village, surrounded by forest.  Visit the Arboretum with its walking trails through the trees.  Ychoux also has a train station, so why not catch the train in the morning and spend the day in the wonderful city of Bordeaux?   

La Vélodyssée and Cycling

There are about 145km of cycle paths linking Biscarrosse, Sanguinet, Parentis en Born, Gastes, Ste Eulalie en Born, Lue and Ychoux. Hire bikes in Parentis and cycle your way through this vast area backed by forests, lakes, dunes and the ocean – a great way to see the area. 'La Vélodyssée' is an official cycle route that follows the Atlantic coastline from Brittany to the Basque Country.

Oysters in Arcachon 

The town of Arcachon is famous for osticulture (oyster farming) so if you like oysters, it is the place to visit. But the oysters are not the only reason to go: it is a beautiful place, on the Bassin d’Arcachon, with 19th Century villas and architecture, a beachfront promenade, sandy beaches and great restaurants – enjoy a glass of chilled wine, a plate of oysters and a sea view!   


Gone fishing… 

Try your hand at trout fishing in Parentis en Born. There is no need for a license and free fishing equipment is provided. Why not catch some trout for dinner? You can also fish in the lakes – check at the local tourist offices for information on permits and costs.

Make a splash

Children and adults alike can have fun on the water at the nearby lakes and beaches, where there are plenty of water sports and activities available, such as water-skiing, catamaran, paddle boarding, windsurfing.


The children can try their hand at the mini golf by the lake near Biscarrosse.

Monkeying around

Swing, climb and zipline through the trees at one of the treetop adventure parks nearby, in Parentis or at Biscarrosse-plage.

Visit the zoo!

The zoo at la Teste-de-Buch is the largest in the Aquitaine region with 150 different species, many of them rare, more than 10,000 animals in total within the wooded 22 hectare site.


The Kart Center Biscarosse runs 10 minute racing sessions on different tracks suitable for different age groups from as young as 3 years old! 

A round of golf

Biscarosse Golf offers 2 courses of varying difficulty, the 18-hole forest-ocean course and the 9-hole lake course. There is also a driving range with 25 stations, 7 of which are covered, and there is a restaurant on site. 

Conservatoire des Landes de Gascogne

At this museum in Sanguinet you can learn about the culture, history and way of life in the Landes forest, including a demonstration of how pine resin was traditionally harvested. There are authentic buildings, a collection of paintings and guided tours are possible on limited days. https://www.conservatoiredeslandesdegascogne.com/ 

Horse riding ...

can be enjoyed nearby at Les Ecuries de l'Hacienda at Parentis-en-Born.



Parentis-en-Born 3 mins 
Parentis-en-Born 15 mins 
Biscarrosse 15 mins 
Sanguinet 15 mins 
Mimizan 30 mins 
Arcachon 40 mins 
Bordeaux 1 Hr 15 mins 


Plage du Lac - Parentis 10 mins 
Biscarrosse Plage 25 mins 
Mimizan Plage 35 mins 
Arcachon (Dune du Pilat) 45 mins 


Bordeaux 1 Hr  
Biarritz 1 Hr 35 mins 
Bergerac 2 Hrs 30 mins 
Toulouse 3 Hrs  


Bilbao 3 Hrs 10 mins 
Santander 4 Hrs  
St Malo 6 Hrs 10 mins 
Caen 6 Hrs 45 mins 
Le Havre 7 Hrs 30 mins 
Roscoff 7 Hrs 30 mins 
Cherbourg 7 Hrs 40 mins 
Dieppe 7 Hrs 45 mins 
Calais 10 Hrs  
Times are approximate

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