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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in El Astillero, Spain your home away from home

El Astillero sits between the estuaries of a number of rivers just a few kilometres from the city of Santander, capital of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria. The presence of so much water means that much of the area around El Astillero self-catering accommodation forms a large expanse of wetland, which serves as a nesting ground throughout the year for a host of bird species.

Things to do in El Astillero, Spain

El Astiller apartments would be ideal if you’re a keen bird watcher, with herons, moorhens, teals, mallards, little grebes spotted regularly in the low-lying areas of the Massif de Pena Cabarga natural park. If you head further into this large natural haven you’ll encounter oak forests and unusual geological features, such as limestone columns. The Pena Cabarga Mountain was mined for iron ore from Roman times onwards, and today serves as a wildlife reserve and recreation area, just minutes from apartments in El Astillero.

The city of Santander is moments from holiday accommodation in El Astillero. This modern urban centre has a rich history and served as a holiday destination for a succession of Spanish kings, especially King Alfonso XIII, whose holiday residence, Palacio de Magdalena, can still be visited. It’s also home to some fantastic seafood restaurants, especially around the harbour.

Cantabria boasts almost 300 kilomtres of coastline, with some 70 beaches, a large amount of which have been awarded blue flag status. Playa de Bikinis is a beautiful example and offers remarkably calm waters, ideal for families with younger children. There are also a number of surf schools a short way from El Astillero self-catering apartments, while the Muro island, which sits within the Bay of Santander, is a popular spot for divers.

Places to visit on holiday in El Astillero, Spain

Head a little way inland from you holiday villa in El Astiller and you’ll be able to explore Cantabria’s astounding hilly regions. The Picos de Europa National Park, the largest in Europe, features a vast expanse comprising peaks, lakes and gorges. Activities on offer in this region include hiking, mountain biking, climbing, horseback riding and canoeing.

Weather in El Astillero, Spain

At El Astillero self-catering villas you’ll experience a humid oceanic climate, which makes for mild weather for most of the year. There’s also above average rainfall in this Spain, which nourishes the region’s lush greenery. Summers still bring plenty of warm weather, with ideal conditions for the beach common in July and August.

Cheap flights to El Astillero, Spain

El Astillero vacation rentals are no more than a few minutes from Santander Airport (SDR), which can be reached from London-Stansted (STN) via the low-cost airline, Ryanair.

  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6703002
1
Excellent! 4.6/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8092492
19
Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8129559
22
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6706551
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Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6690238
3
Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #408763
8
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #408763
5
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6787612
9
Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #6845433
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Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #493381
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Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Condo #6560418
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
Cottage #1706891
9
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6742569
8
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6814455
Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #463189
24
Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #6566347
3
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6138680
13
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #408763
5
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Condo #484488
7
Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6060895
18
Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
House #1426237
7
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Condo #857349
9
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Condo #6865090
Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #465801
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6783379
4
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6781623
4
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #6628867
10
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #6908133
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Condo #6685830
8
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 6 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 21
House #1673594
3
Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #6804727
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Condo #6849292
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6378342
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Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6506524
4
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Condo #1669245
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #434852
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6394269
5
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8255924
Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
  • 6 BR
  • 7 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #8169658
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Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6938336
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1687195
6
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #1723002
10
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6519045
5
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6737436
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Condo #6798753
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 7 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 16
Villa #6890086
1
Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 8 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 16
Villa #1191015
4
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1541832
8
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6756978
1
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8252159
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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Astillero Holiday Apartments & Cottages (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

The apartment was beautiful. Very clean and with everything we needed.

5 of 5
The location was great, about a 15 minute walk into town. Local amenities 2 minutes away. There is a beautiful view from the balcony and the apartment is very modern. Loved our stay and the hosts are super helpful and kind.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Lovely holiday, very quiet area, house was great.

4 of 5
There're were 7 adult on this trip, and the house was great. Bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and spacious. The kitchen area is small, we ate out mostly, but trying to prepare a meal in was a challenge, the layout made moving around quite difficult. For more people this would I think be very difficult. Restaurants in Somo were average, boat to Santander was good and plenty to see and do over there. We bought a kettle for the house, we needed tea and a saucepan did not really meet our needs. Overall very good, Jose was friendly and helpful.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 07, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017