About what we do !

The company

Beyond Biarritz was founded in 2003 by Julia Lloyd. Whilst initially sourcing and selling properties in Biarritz and beyond, she built up trusted relationships not only with her clients but with a whole team of local builders, tradesmen, suppliers and artisans creating a reliable and professional team with one common denominator – they are passionate about their desire to please. With this network behind her, clients saw the value of using this same team for other services related to their second homes. And so developed renovation project management and rental services. That all three services could be offered by a single company, with solid work ethics and a strong desire to make the relaxed, Basque coast lifestyle accessible to clients, the advantages were more than appealing to clients. This success has lead the Beyond Biarritz family to expand, to see the creation of a sister company, Biarritz Dream Rentals dealing solely with rentals and managed by Marion Idiart.

Julia Lloyd

Julia moved to France 27 years ago having obtained a degree in Applied Languages at Brighton. She developed and promoted a ski resort in the Alps before moving into property at the demand of an increasing overseas clientele wishing to invest in property in France. Spying a niche market she moved to Biarritz to set up her own company in 2002 and Beyond Biarritz was born a year later! Julia focuses on property sales in Biarritz and manages and coordinates all aspects of sizeable building projects. Due to increasing demand, Julia developped the home rentals side to Beyond Biarritz as a separate entity, now professionally managed by Marion. She juggles her passion for business and people with her love of outdoor sports, particularly triathlon, maintaining an eye on her two grown-up children, Amy and Luc.

Marion Idiart

Marion started her career in production within the film industry and then moved on to TV, producing programmes for Canal + in Paris. She lived between the UK and Australia for several years, as a result speaks perfect English and is used to dealing with overseas clients. A few years ago she decided to come back to her native Basque country here in Biarritz with her husband and two children. She now manages the Beyond Biarritz rental properties and a team of service providers from cleaners, to welcome girls to garden and pool maintenance. She loves this area and is dedicated to ensuring that your holiday is perfect from start to finish.

We know that you will fall in love with this beautiful region of France and everything that it has to offer, so why not look at making that more of a reality by investing in your own change of lifestyle?