Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Seaside flat is located in a private condominium on top of a cliff, with direct views to Atxabiribil beach in Sopelana.
This luxury apartment is carpeted and sleeps 4 in two comfortable bedrooms (main double bedroom with stunning views over the beach and second twin bedroom with views to the communal swimming pool). The two restrooms are fitted with Philip Starck design faucets, hand-made wash basins and gorgeous rain dance showers.
The study room is perfect for a quiet reading time looking over the ocean, or if you prefer, for surfing the net through an Internet connected PC. The balcony sits 4 and is ideal for a relaxing dinner looking over the Atxabiribil beach.
The area is perfect for those searching for a beach holiday in the summer and for those looking for a more relaxed time all year round who like walking and exploring the Basque country.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Atxabiribil (Sopelana) 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bilbao (BIO) 20 km, Nearest railway: Sopelana 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The flat is on a 3rd floor with no lift, so this accommodation may not be suitable for the mobility impaired.
|Further details outdoors|
Please note that outdoor swimming pools are open only in summer season. Tennis courts, however, are available all year round for a small reservation fee.
Secure parking may be provided on request, if available, and an extra fee would be required.
Rents are based on a weekly rate (two weeks in summer). Longer stays are eligible for a discount (off-peak season only).
Check-in time: 5:00 pm
Check-out time: 10:00 am
(unless otherwise arranged in advance, other occupancies permitting)
To secure a booking, a 50% deposit is required by bank transfer.
Notice prior to 4 weeks of arrival date: Full refund of deposit minus 100 euro handling fee.
The Basque Country region
Nature at a stone's throw from civilisation: Wide plains, mountain massifs with magnificent routes, green woods, great cliffs, rich marshes and relaxing beaches. Nature lovers have a lot to discover in Euskadi. Its uneven landscapes' diversity and beauty is evident not only in the established natural parks, but in most of the territory.
The 7,200 km² of the Basque Autonomous Region present two main landscape types. On the one hand, a wide coastal strip, green, damp and mountainous, which includes Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa and the North of Alava. On the other hand, Alava's southern wide and dry plains, which are a sign of the relief and weather characteristics of the Castilian Plateau. Among those extremes, Alava's plains act as a transition area.
Nowadays Euskadi consists of several protected natural spaces, where different projects for the recovery of flora and fauna take place. Natural parks: Urkiola, Gorbeia, Aralar, Valderejo, Izki and Aiako Harria; Urdaibai biosphere reserve and, finally, protected biotopes: Itxina, Laguardia, Leizaran and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Humid spaces with magic mountains and legendary potholes that allow the visitor to enjoy the charms of nature.
252 kms of coast: Apart from mountains and natural parks, the seaside is one of the main attractions of Euskadi, where steep cliffs alternate with river mouths, marshes and thin-sand beaches.
Most Basque beaches are perfectly equipped with services and offer the chance of practising many water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, surfing, canoeing and scuba diving.
Sopelana's landscape is full of cliffs and wild beaches constituting one of the most striking stretches on the Bizkaia coast due to its natural richness and the beauty of its landscape. This quiet and cosy village is a real paradise for those who want to combine sports with leisure, as Sopelana is a perfect place to practice different activities such as surfing, bodyboarding, paragliding, climbing and routes by mountain bike.
But, without doubt, its four beaches are one of Sopelana's main attractions. Barinatxe, also known as La Salvaje, has heavy swell and attracts numerous surfers. On one side of the beach nudism is practised and every year this beach is home to an international nudist race, very popular in town. Arrietara Beach is one of the most frequented and Atxabiribil is encompassed by cliffs and open to the sea, whereas Meñakoz is perhaps the most solitary and difficult to access.
Leaving aside its four beaches, it is worth going for a walk along the path from Getxo to Sopelana among impressive cliffs where many practise sports such as paragliding and hang-gliding. On the way we will find interesting elements such as the windmill Aixerrota and the Faro de Punta Galea lighthouse. Green spots such as the Parque de Iturrieta park where the estanque De La Ballena pond is located also surround the way.
To its undeniable natural beauty we have to add some interesting cultural features too, such as the Renaissance style church of San Pedro (16th century) and its magnificent baroque tower, the Romanesque hermitage of San Andrés with seafaring details, country houses in the surroundings (interesting sample of popular architecture) and sculptures in the open air as the one dedicated to surfers. Likewise, it should be noted the presence of prehistoric settlements such as Kurtzio, one of the most ancient settlements in Bizkaia.
As for festivals, the main fiestas in Sopelana are San Pedro's, in June, festival of Carmen in July and San Andrés in November. We cannot forget the lively medieval fair in August which includes stands, circus exhibits, theatre performances, music...
Bilbao is located in the mouth of the river Ibaizabal in the north of the historical territory of Bizkaia, surrounded by several mountains such as Pagasarri, Ganeta, Restaleku, Arnotegi, Artxanda and Santo Domingo. Apart from being the capital of Bizkaia, it is the most populated Basque city and the economic driving force of the Basque Autonomous Region, as well as a cultural reference point.
The city has undergone an important transformation for the last decades, thanks to new infrastructures -the underground: Metro Bilbao -, the restoration of many buildings, the port's enlargement, the creation of new green areas, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Euskalduna Convention Centre and the Maritime Museum, but still preserving its old the charm.
The Old Town, better known as Siete Calles (Seven Streets), constitutes Bilbao's core and its main commercial and leisure area. It is a real delight to walk through its narrow streets studded with bars, restaurants and typical and modern shops.
In the nearby, the Arenal Bridge connects the Old Town with the 19th-century urban expansion area, that consists of elegant buildings and big blocks. Don Diego Lopez de Haro Street, commonly called as Gran Via, is the core of the enlargement. This elegant business and banking thoroughfare has now become a semi-pedestrian street. Bizkaia's capital is also a financial and service centre. The Bilbao Stock Exchange -an economic reference at State level-, and the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) -house of relevant international fairs, are two of its main economic features. On the other hand, the Port of Bilbao is the biggest and most important one in the Basque Country and one of the leading ports in Europe.
Cosy, plural and cosmopolitan city, Bilbao welcomes a growing number of visitors every year, especially during the Aste Nagusia (Big Week). Bilbao's main festival takes place in August. Mari Jaia, a big blonde figure built of papier mache, is the soul of the festival.
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25 Aug 2014
"Fantastic seaside apartment"
This is a great apartment for a family with kids. We really enjoyed our stay here, the views of the beach are stunning. The apartment is very clean, spacious and very well equipped, we had everythi… More
5 Aug 2014
"Very nice place"
We stayed two weeks this summer in the apartment. It was large, clean and had a much better location than we believed before arrival. We were two adults and our 3 year old daughter, who had a wonderfu… More
30 Sep 2013
"Superb seaside apartment"
Excellent holiday apartment, superb location, comfortable and great amenities. Sopelana is quite quiet but the beach is fab and there is lots to do in easy driving range. Perfect for active families. … More
3 Aug 2013
A well-equipped flat with fantastic views. There was more inside space than appeared in the on-line photos and the pool was lovely.We received helpful information on arrival, especially about up-comi… More
7 Jun 2013
"Comfortable and Captivating"
Having got an extremely good feeling about the property from previous reviews, photographs and email conversations - I was pleased to say that that was confirmed on arrival.Of course everyone wants di… More
31 Aug 2012
"A home away from home"
As soon as we I walked in with my daughters (14, 11 and 2 years old) we felt right at home!. The apartment had everything you needed (and you need many gadgets when travelling with children!) and the situation is fantastic. There is nothing better than getting up in the morning hearing the waves and been able to admire the fantastic beach while having breakfast in the balcony; this was one of the highlights of the holiday!.
Although I know the area very well as I was born in the next town, this place was a real discovery and finding this apartment was a real treasure. We will be back next year!
23 Jul 2012
"Idyllic - proper Spanish holiday"
We stayed for 2 weeks with small children - apartment is so comfortable, much more so than previous holiday apartments we have stayed in. Also, the owner was very welcoming and helpful. Views are spectacular and lovely to go sleep to the sound of the surf. Apt is in an ideal location for hillwalking and visiting the beach and for a daytrip to Bilbao / Vitoria if weather changes. The complex pool is fabulous, with added bonus that while we were there, friendly lifeguards gave swimming lessons (in Spanish) for children each weekday morning at very reasonable rates while we got to enjoy a cafe con leche poolside.
26 Jun 2012
"A beach vacation right near the big city"
We stayed for a week in June. The town is a suburb of Bilbao with Metro service to the city, but you feel like you are in a beach resort. We were able to drop into town for dinner, to go to the Guggen… More
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