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GLASSHOUSE (2 km beaches ) in URDAIBAI Estuary Nature Reserve, 40 km to BILBAO

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Ibarrangelu - GLASSHOUSE

With private garden & Parking. Extra larg size bed 180 cm. Bilbao (40 min)

Our apartment is situated in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. It´s vey well situated beside the sea but near enough for day trips to San Sebastian & Bilbao. We are on the coast line but between these 2 wonderful cities.

The apartment is new and very comfortable with everything needed (internet , satelite tv, home cinema). It has a lovely garden with barbacue, exterior furniture and a private outdoor parking.

30 min by car to Bilbao (also airport) and 1 hour to San sebastian.

The most interesting places to see are: Lekeitio, Ea, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Mundaka, Gernika, (check it on google)and Elantxobe ( a pintoresque port where we have a sea salt swimming pool which fills up with high tide) .

The place is surrounded by hills and trees and there are many walks which you can start from the apartment.

The house is in a neighborhood of 7 houses and we live above. The neighbors are quiet and the noise of the river is heard at the end of the garden. We are always close to any questions. We speak English and French. We like to recommend places to walk and restaurants in the area. Good sites for tapas and daily menu or special tasting menus. We also have many cooks in the Basque country with Michelin stars.

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  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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based on 47 holidaymaker reviews

GLASSHOUSE (2 km beaches ) in URDAIBAI Estuary Nature Reserve, 40 km to BILBAO
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews


  • 5 of 5

You may never find better hosts.

Attention to detail, generous, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, warm, aware of your needs, etc.

I had a wonderful stay in the Glasshouse. The space was impeccable: clean, safe, more quiet than my home in a small town in Colorado. Everything you need is here. The location is also incredible. You could spend a lifetime discovering the abundance. If you are going to Bilbao, stay here for part, most or all of your stay if you can. You will be happy you did!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy you liked our place & region. Hope to see you again soon.
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A memorable stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week in this beautiful part of Spain for many reasons: the incredible natural beauty of the Basque coast, the fascinating history, the unbelievably good food, the wine, the many activities both on the beach and inland, the access to other parts of the coast. However, the most important factor making it special was the exceptional hospitality and friendliness of the hosts, Alicia and Igor, and their lovely family. They were hospitable, helpful, friendly, interested and just the perfect hosts. And the apartment is perfect - clean, full of light, inviting, comfortable and stocked with all the necessities, from the modern kitchen to the many travel brochures and maps.. Sitting on the patio surrounded by the beautiful landscaping was a dream. It was just the perfect oasis to come back to after long days of exploring this beautiful area.

We have wonderful memories of our stay and hope to return in the future to make more!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A can't miss place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Alicia and Igor and family are delightful lovely people and made us feel so welcome in their beautiful apartment. They made our visit unforgettable with their friendly and helpful energy.

They are easy to communicate with and provided excellent recommendations for hiking, eating and sight seeing.

The apartment is nicely decorated with lots of natural light and color. It was exceptionally clean and definitely reflects the photos accurately.

The location is perfect for exploring the Basque country and being close to the beach. We were only able to stay 2 days and that was only because there was a cancellation. We would have loved to stay longer and hope to return next year.

We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an outstanding place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week recently, Alice and Igor could not have been better hosts. Gave us tons of tips on restaurants, where to go, what to see. They are very proud of where they live and rightly so. The apartment is large, clean and bright, with a fantastic oasis of a back yard. Nature and beaches are very close, with so much to see within an hours drive it was a perfect location. If you get the chance to come to Basque country, stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacances au Pays Basque Espagnol 2013

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup appécié notre séjour dans cette belle région de Biskai. L'apartement et l'accueil chaleureux des propriétaires n'y sont pas étrangers. L'appartement est très spacieux, aéré, lumineux et situé dans un environnement très calme et reposant. Il est très bien équipé et très agréable à vivre. Les propriétaires sont très sympathiques et ne sont pas avares de conseils et on dispose également d'une importante documentation concernant tous les sites et loisirs de la région. Excellente adresse. Nous y retournerons.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Alicia and Igor and their family made us feel very welcome to their delightful unit. it was very well appointed and imaculately clean. The garden setting was a great place to relax and review one day's exploration while planning the next.

Alicia has several excellent folders of local information. A week is just not long enough to explore this intriguing area. The unit is ideally situated to explore the Basque coast with its wonderful beaches and historic fishing villages. It is also perfectly placed to venture into the famous Basque cities of Gernika, Bilbao and San Sebastian to taste Basque culture and indulge in tapas and sangria, or Liqor 43.

Alicia's advice on the best way to get into these cities, where to park, and how to make the most of a short, one day visit was invaluable and took the angst out of our visits to them. She and Igor were genuinely interested in our adventures and when they had established our interests were able to help us make the most of our all-too-short stay.

As retirees, we found this the perfect place to end our second visit to Spain.

Doug and Cate, Australia

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

North of Spain (Basque Land) . Bilbao 40 km and 1 hour to San Sebastian _

Our village (Ibarrangelu 48311)  which you can look on google earth is situated in the The Busturialdea Urdaibai region which is a unique natural treasure in the Basque Country. In the very heart of Bizkaia, it is a natural area which, due to its size and degree of conservation, is the most important wetland area in the Basque Country. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1984, it is a place where the maritime and rural ambience combines with culture and nature to create a paradise, where humans and nature coexist in a framework of respect and sustainable development.

Our house is in a group of 7 semi-detached houses with view to the mountains. We rent the lower floor with the garden which is private to you. You also have a private parking place for the car and a gym to be used with the owners. We live upstairs so we are around for any questions or helping you with your holiday plan.

The place is very quiet with a little river at the end of the garden.

The beaches are 2 km away but the coast and clifts are 500 m just walking up the village and there are many walking paths from the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ibarrangelu, Vizcaya / Bilbao

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low season
3 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
low season
9 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
april- may
31 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
JUNE- junio
1 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
JULY- julio
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £45
Refundable Damage Deposit £178

Bed linen, shower towels, beach towels are included in price.
Final Cleaning included. No extra charges.
Free wifi internet & secure private parking beside the entrance door .
Garden is private for you with barbecue.
For 1 night stay there is a suplement of 20 e.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ibarrangelu, Spain

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
  • For the children we have bunk beds which are not in a separate bedroom, They are in a corner of the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • smoking allowed
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Bilbao airport (40 km ) Ryan air airport (Santander - 1 hour 30 min) Ryan Air airport (Biarritz - 1 hour 30 min) Gernika (main town 12 km ) Here you have the big shops, museums and frecuency buses to Bilbao every 15 min. Also train to Bilbao and round the coast. From our village you have a Bus to Bilbao direct ( every 2 hours) and to beaches ( every 30 min)

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