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Holiday villa in Natural Park amidst mountains close to a white sand beach.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights


About the property

Total privacy, comfort and cosiness in an overwhelming nature.

Romantic holiday villa, on top of it's own hill, amidst a half acre rural garden that is part of the lustrous green Natural Park of Oyambre and at a 4 minutes drive to a white sand beach of 3 kms width. With great views all around; on the Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa's mountain ridge; the Cantabrian Sea; and the Parque Nacional de Oyambre.

You will appreciate the unmatched privacy and tranquility of the villa Los Milanos amidst an overwhelming nature that combines a lot of green, sea and mountains.

Cantabria is a part of Spain that has hardly been touched by tourism. Its mild climate is absolutely ideal for outdoor activities! During the summer days the temperature stays comfortable and the nearby sea makes the nights nicely cool. At Los Milanos you will sleep well. Guaranteed!

Winter in Cantabria normally does not require much more than putting on a pullover.

Does it ever rain? Yes, that also happens from time to time.

But, day long “English weather” is luckily a rarity!

We are willing to help you!: Help you with what? To get the best out of your holidays

How, e.g.?

We inform and advise you about the possibilities that this region offers. Or, we assist you with arranging things that you need.

We'll make sure that you will find a nice Spanish hot meal ready the day of your arrival and the breakfast for next morning, at no extra costs to you! So after traveling to your holiday house you don't need to go out immediately to shop for food.

Of course we will explain to you the ins and outs of Los Milanos the day you arrive. If you come by car, we will provide you timely with a clear route description to Los Milanos. We advise you about local restaurants and make reservations for you. We can guide you to special points of interest in the region that might otherwise escape your attention. Or simply, we help you where the Spanish language is a problem.

If you come, we wish you already a very nice stay in Cantabria. Los Milanos will be already a good start to that end.

Cantabria = spending time outdoors: Just to mention some possibilities to be outdoors

Beach. 3 Kilometers of white sand beach at a 4 minutes drive down from the hill upon which Los Milanos sits. Because coming back from the beach is going up hill (60 meters) it is recommended to use a car for these trips. There are parking lots directly next to the beach.

Golf: there is an 18 hole golf course located in a beautiful spot, designed by local hero Severiano Ballesteros, just 1 km away from Los Milanos. Buggies/trolleys, clubs, etc are available for rent.

By the way, Seve Ballestero’s beautiful home course is only 40 minutes drive from Los Milanos.

Tennis: 2 outdoor courts, with flood lights, less than 5 minutes away from the house.

Horse riding: there are several stables close by to give you the chance to get to know the area from another point of view.

Biking: through picturesque countryside roads or mountains, there are endless rides to do.

Walking and hiking: as much and as hard as you want. Nature is so beautiful here that you can do just that.

Swimming, surfing, sailing: close to your door, from the nearby peaceful, white sand beaches.

Mountain climbing, wild water canoeing, fishing. In the Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa all this is possible.

Skiing: at 1,1/2 hours.

More Details

Property Manager
Guido van Oppen
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Guido van Oppen

Who we are & languages spoken.

Guido van Oppen (1946), Colonel (RNLA) Ret.

For the past 40 years I have held a variety of appointments in and out of the Netherlands, the last two being diplomatic posts in the Dutch embassies in Washington DC and Moscow. We chose Cantabria to settle down after retirement with my wife Rosana and our 3 sons. Here we have found here the best quality of life. Cantabria was indeed love at first sight!

Rosana Ardanaz (1959)

Born and raised in Madrid, I studied History and Geography at the Complutense University of Madrid and English language at Cambridge.

The diplomatic nature of Guido’s jobs abroad enabled me to gain wide experience in offering hospitality to people of many nationalities.

By the way, I also fell immediately in love with Cantabria!

Because we speak the language and know the area well we think we can really help you to enjoy a wonderful holiday!

Apart from English we can also help you in German, French, Dutch & Spanish.

Guido van Oppen purchased this villa in 1997

Why Guido van Oppen chose San Vicente de la Barquera

As the villa sits at it's own hill top you enjoy complete privacy and security. No other roads nearby than the entrance to the villa. The big garden provides a safe playing ground for children.

Outside you enjoy magnificent views at the sea, mountains and the Natural Parc of Oyambre.

Inside Los Milanos offers a cosy and intimate warm atmosphere. You will certainly feel at ease in Los Milanos

What makes this villa unique

Los Milanos is located in an overwhelming nature and is 10 minutes drive away from the motorway that connects France with North West Spain. Interesting cities like San Sebastian, Bilbao and Oviedo are therefore easily reachable from Los Milanos.

All around and close to Los Milanos are ample opportunities to do outdoors sports. Los Milanos' terrace & big garden invites to spending a sunny afternoon reading quietly a book.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Vicente de la Barquera in Western coast of Cantabria

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms are 'complete'! This is not a 'holyday house'. We lived here for years ourselves with a family of 5!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , this bedroom is located on the 2nd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The Master Bedroom is located on the 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom is 1at floor opposite the Master Bed Room
  • The rental price of Los Milanos is based on a 6 persons occupation. However the house allows for more people to sleep comfortably. Ask The house has 3 bedrooms: the master bedroom has 1 extra large double bed The 2nd bedroom has 2 large single beds the 3rd bedroom has 2 large single beds Additional single beds can be made available in another area A cot can be placed in 1 of the bedrooms All beds are equipped with bedlinen.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This is first of all a family home. We (5) have lived here comfortably ourselves for years! You will find everything you need. The house has not been down scaled for renting purposes! The 'garden' is almost 5400 sq meters. It's big! Sheep keep the grass short in the larger part. The garden together with trees and shrubbery provides all the privacy you could wish for! No neighbours to be seen or heard. Los Milanos offers a cosy and well furbished sitting room, a kitchen/dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a covered attic where children can play inside, a garage for storage of gear and a terrace/outside dining room. There is ample and safe parking space on the premises of the house Los Milanos is centrally heated, equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, microwave, iron & iron board, Sat. TV, video, DVD and radio. The nearby Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa, with its peaks of 2600 m and an area of 6500 sq. kms is an absolute must to visit.


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Holiday villa in Natural Park amidst mountains close to a white sand beach.
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 57 reviews

Cozy, comfy and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Rosana was most welcoming and explained everything about the area, not to mention providing a terrific meal complete with chocolate cake, a bottle of wine and breakfast supplies so we did not have to run out after a day of driving. It was so nice to have supplies like bread, butter, salt, pepper and spices on hand. We took advantage of nearby hikes, beach walks and local restaurants. Everyone was very friendly. We enjoyed the mountain and ocean views.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It felt it was a real family home and was well equipped and fabulously lcated

  • 5 of 5

The owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful giving us the best arrival briefing we have ever had

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Los Milanos September 18, 2017 3.31pm Hi Ronald, just received this review through HomeAway. Short and to the point. Thank you very much and hope to see you & Vivienne back soon. Kind regards, Guido
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Excellent in every respect

  • 5 of 5

We have experienced in Los Milanos wonderful classic summer holidays spending a lot of time on the exposed beautiful estate, the marvelous beaches as well as in the mountains. We do have appreciated the warmth and friendliness of Guido and Rosana very much. Their organisation was in every respect outstanding!!

You always had the feeling that someone is in the background in the case of need for help and assistance. When our little son had to see a doctor Guido was there! So we experienced more the hospitality and generosity of friends than the helfulness of a landlord. Guido and Rosana not only do an extremely good job, they let you feel their passion for the estate and the people coming to live there.

Nils and Monika and Fidel.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just returned from our fourth visit to Los Milanos

  • 5 of 5

The magic of Los Milanos draws us back year after year... we've been 4 times and are already planning our 5th visit next year! The location, comfortable accommodation, spectacular views and warm welcome from Guido and Rosana all contribute to a wonderfully relaxing holiday, for guests of all ages - I would highly recommend to anybody!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Herbsturlaub 2016

  • 5 of 5

Wir wurden liebevoll empfangen. Ein grosses Dankeschön an Guido und Rosana, welche uns mit kleinen Köstlichkeiten begrüßt haben. Das Haus abgelegen auf einem Hügel, mit Blick auf Meer, Felder und Berge - einfach wundervoll. Jeder Atemzug ein Stück Erholung! Auch im Haus mangelt es an nichts! Es ist liebevoll eingerichtet und man fühlt sich von Anfang an sehr wohl. Auch in der Küche kocht und lebt man gerne, die Grundzutaten zum Kochen und diverse Küchenutensilien sind ausreichend vorhanden.

Wir hatten einen wundervollen Urlaub - vielen Dank!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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peace and comfort

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful welcome from Guido and Rosana. Fabulous views, mountains and the beach. Very comfortable house with lots of thoughtful touches, dinner on first night and lots of breakfast provisions. Dot and Tony

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
La Revilla
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Santa Marina
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
San Vicente de la Barquera
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
San Vicente de la Barquera
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
La Revilla
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Alto Campo
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
El Meron, downhill in front of Los Milanos
Car: recommended

Brittany Car Ferries from Plymouth brings you directly to Santander at 50 minutes Motorway drive from Los Milanos. Low cost Air Carriers fly to nearby airports of Santander and Bilbao. Cantabria has white sand beaches. The nearest is located at 4 minutes drive down hill directly in front of Los Milanos. All kinds of shops, med. facility and pharmacies, post office. Bus and train stations are at 3 km. Visits to nearby (Medieval) cities like Santillana del Mar, Santander, Oviedo, Bilbao (where the Guggenheim museum is located) and San Sebastian are really worth it. Cantabria is # 1 place in Europa to visit caves. E.g. the world famous prehistoric Alta Mira cave with its drawings of bison, deer and bears and its museum sits at 25 minutes from Los Milanos. At 15 kms the 6500 sq km Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa with its mountains, ravines, wild rivers, lakes, bears, wolves, eagles, vultures etc. is an absolute must! For good and affordable gastronomy come to Cantabria!

Other Activities: Wild water canoeing; visits to (pre historic) caves;

Golf: within walking distance from Los Milanos a 18 holes semi professional golf course is located. There are many other Golf courses along the coast reachable by car within 1/2 an hour drive.

Ski: Alto Campo is a ski resort at less than 1 hour driving from Los Milanos. Alto Campo is normally opened during the Winter months.

Gastronomy: the whole region is famous for its very rich gastronomy, and there are plenty of restaurants that the owners can advise you to go to.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
middle season
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
16 Oct 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
middle season
23 Dec 2018 - 9 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices for 2018
Los Milanos is for rent at fixed prices at low, middle and high seasons.(Please note different required minimum overnight stays per season) Prices refer to a maximum occupation by 6 persons.
Note: Los Milanos is not a hotel! Therefore no individual rooms can be rented. The house can only be rented as 1 unit!

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