About us


Beyond Biarritz has been in the forefront of personalised property services since 2003.

Julia Lloyd, the founder came up with the idea after she and her family decided to buy a property in Greece. She knew that it would be impossible to do so without finding a person they could trust to represent them throughout the purchase experience, someone who knew the local area, where to buy, spoke the language and was 100% reliable. Eventually they gave up on their dream as they simply couldn’t find that person! However it did inspire Julia to create these services herself, for overseas clients wishing to buy in Biarritz and yearing for a better quality of life. And so began Beyond Biarritz. Over the last 13 years Beyond Biarritz has developed its bespoke, premium services from property sales to project management and rentals, all based in and beyond Biarritz.

And we continue to grow beyond…. 2016 sees the creation of property sales in San Sebastian, Spain. This cosmopolitan, vibrant city and its perfectly round bay offers a selection of exclusive sea view properties and numerous opportunities. Our equally-vibrant and trustworthy Spanish team is here to offer you the same high standard of services enabling you to achieve your purchase project with complete peace of mind.


Passionate about where we live and what we do !

Julia Lloyd

Julia moved to France 27 years ago after completing a degree in Applied Languages at Brighton. She developed and promoted a ski resort in the Alps before moving into property in response to an increasing overseas clientele wishing to invest in property in France. Spotting 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 coordinates all aspects of some sizeable building projects, as well as liaising with the Spanish office. She juggles her passion for business and people with her love of outdoor sports, particularly triathlon, as well as keeping an eye on her two grown-up children, Amy and Luc.

Aintzina Intxausti
Property Finder

Aintzina is a native of San Sebastian who knows everyone ! She is completely in love with her land and her people and is excited to share both with our clients. She has worked in promoting sales of her renowned family business which happens to sell high quality Spanish meats, chorizo and speciality foods. She knows the best places for pintxos (tapas) and all the most popular restaurants, as well as the most hidden and beautiful parts of the city. She has moved into the real estate business and has access to a large portfolio of stunning properties for sale. A lover and owner of horses, she has a huge address book and looks forward to sharing it with our Beyond Biarritz clients.

Claudia Chackelson
Property Sales

Claudia is an industrial engineer who moved from Uruguay to San Sebastian in 2009 to finish her PhD at the University of Navarra. She went on to work with a start-up company Planifica tu Éxito (“Plan your Success”) teaching people how to identify profitable investments and improve financial results. In doing so she discovered a passion for the real estate market and is now part of our San Sebastian team. Claudia is perfectly bilngual ( Spanish/English) and excited to assist Beyond Biarritz clients for all aspects of property purchase in San Sebastian. She combines her passion for work with teaching body combat and enjoying life!

Marion Idiart
Rentals Manager

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.