HOLIDAY VILLA IN NATURAL PARK AMIDST MOUNTAINS CLOSE TO A WHITE SAND BEACH.

Guido van Oppen

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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HOLIDAY VILLA IN NATURAL PARK AMIDST MOUNTAINS CLOSE TO A WHITE SAND BEACH.

San Vicente de la Barquera Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guido van Oppen (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Guido van Oppen

Who we are & languages spoken.

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

For the past 38 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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Holiday villa in Natural Park amidst mountains close to a white sand beach.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
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Holiday villa in Natural Park amidst mountains close to a white sand beach.
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San Vicente de la Barquera Costa Cantabria
5

Most relaxing location

  • 5 of 5
Location fantastic - unspoilt countryside, safe, close to beach and mountains. Accommodation - everything we needed, spotless, great facilities
Hosts - couldn't have done more for us - very welcoming, trusting and responsive to queries, really cared
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Holiday villa in Natural Park amidst mountains close to a white sand beach.
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San Vicente de la Barquera Costa Cantabria
5

Total bliss. The perfect family holiday.

  • 5 of 5
We are a small family of three - including a 15 year old boy - and wanted total relaxation from a holiday, after an extremely busy year at home and at work. We couldn't have chosen a better place in the world, or a better holiday home. Los Milanos sits modestly on its own hill, surrounded by beauty and some breathtaking natural features. If you were so minded, you could stay there the whole time without leaving the property, and still have experienced a varied and restorative holiday.

There are views of nearby, dramatic snow-capped mountains (yes even in 30 degree heat!), and vistas of gentle rolling hills dotted with pretty farmhouses. It overlooks the beautiful beach down below, and the turquoise seas beyond. But almost best of all was the beauty of the sky and clouds, which were always different and threw up their own imaginary landscapes. Go and lean on the front wall to watch the sunset, and then see whether you can remember any of your problems at home. You won't.

We were very lucky to be visiting early in the season, which turned everywhere into a cross between a nursery and a private zoo - so delightful for children, and yes, for us! We loved watching the new foals and calves. Even more fun were the exploits of the tiny wall lizards in the garden. They are nothing to fear - they are very shy and stay out of the way. We discovered they were sociable, stuck to family groups, and treated the front wall as a different country from the rear wall. We found their babies had a language - tapping with their front feet - to communicate with their elders. They had different colours and camouflage, so we got to recognise them in time, and we each had our favourite. It was quite a wrench to leave them when the time came to go home!

I've saved the best until last - Los Milanos - the kites that dominate the skies above their namesake house. What a privilege to see, close up, these giant and beautiful birds of prey. They call to each other as they fly over, and like to come and inspect you from time to time from their high position. You can be sitting there and suddenly be shaded for a second as they pass overhead - they are majestic.

Guido is a charming and lovely host, who really cares about your privacy, happiness and comfort. We lived mostly outside, but the house is super-clean and very well equipped. There is a tiny shop down below, and more at what we believe to be the best beach in Cantabria. St Vicente also wonderful. Recommended to all.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 0048
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Holiday villa in Natural Park amidst mountains close to a white sand beach.
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San Vicente de la Barquera Costa Cantabria
5

Delightful holiday home with fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5
We were lucky to get to spend a week at this delightful holiday house, with fantastic views to both the ocean and Picos the Europa.

The owners gave us a warm welcome at arrival-day, and had prepared a nice meal, not to forget about the chocolate-covered strawberries made for dessert...

The house was very clean, well maintained, and well equipped, and it has a lovely garden, perfect for late tapas-evenings. Its a 15 minutes walk down to a beautiful beach (3 min by car, you can see the beach from the house), and a short drive to the Picos the Europa, with plenty of small pictoresque villages to visit. We recommend you to visit Bejes and buy their blue-cheese pasta-sauce made at their local quesoria, have a cidra and a nice meal in Potes, and drive the CA-282 from La Hermida to Puentenansa: - a curvey but still a "must see" route.

Los Milanos has everything for a successful stay in Cantabria!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Holiday villa in Natural Park amidst mountains close to a white sand beach.
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5

Stunning views, good food and a cosy house

  • 5 of 5
I can agree with all earlier reviews about Los Milanos, the owners Guido and Rosanna and the surroundings of San Vincente: all get 5 stars (out of 5).

The weather was variable during our stay. That revealed that the house could be warmed up (and kept warm) fast and easily.

The house is equiped sufficiently, although we did not use the cookware heavily, due to the cheap and good 'raciones' in the restaurants in San Vincente and Comillas. We had bad experiences wth the day menus. If you are with 2 or more people just order 4 or more different raciones and share them.

Guido was very helpful in solving a problem with a flight reservation of a late guest of us with a spanish airline. He and his son spent several hours to not only solve the problem, but limit the penalty too!

Two minusses of Los Milanos: The internet access is limited to a USB mobile phone 3G dongle connected to a Wi-Fi router. Don't expect that you (or your chlidren) can download Youtube videos or TV-series. The speed and reliablity is to limited. Instead: sit on the terrace and enjoin the Picos.
Television is limited to around 30 Spanish television chanlels, most of them are BTW commerical junk.

Los Milans is a perfect lodging for outdoor activities like walking or cycling. Especially the Picos are a 'must see/do'.
We can recommend it, from the bottom of our hearts.

John and Jeannette, 50+ from the Netherlands
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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5

Spectacular house, incredible nature, amazing host

  • 5 of 5
Like others have said, this house is truly incredible - both for its surroundings and the care and attention of the owners, Guido and Rosana.
The house is in one of the most peaceful settings I've ever been in (pics don’t do it justice). Furthermore, it is a short distance to everything – a drive/walk to the closest series of beaches (beautiful, expansive, and empty off-season), a short drive to the heart of San Vicente and a slightly longer but beautiful drive along the coast to Comillas. It is also has easy access to the highway to get to Asturias and or the Picos. I personally can’t imagine a more perfect location.
The house itself is designed to optimize the views - with windows everywhere, a balcony off the master bedroom and a wonderful terrace tucked in the side of the house so you are protected from the wind (if windy). You can stand at the sink in the kitchen and watch the sunset through a window on your left. You can wash your face in the upstairs bathroom and look out on the ocean or on the fields. The balcony on the master bedroom brings in beautiful morning light. The terrace opens onto the grassy yard and overlooks the fields with grazing sheep and cows and the Picos in the distance.
As others have said, the house is very comfortable & is fully equipped with everything you need to cook and relax. We were only two (plus a small dog) so we didn’t need much space but loved the bathrooms and master bedroom which are huge (coming from an apartment in Madrid). The only slight inconvenience is that the internet is a little slow (and buggy) since good coverage is not available there. So, don’t plan on streaming any music or videos ?.
Rosana and Guido are the consummate hosts. They are super-responsive and ensure that you have everything you could possibly need/want/imagine. As noted elsewhere –upon arrival they provide a comprehensive overview of the house/appliances/ surrounding towns/restaurants (with a very detailed binder with maps and instructions) and a delicious homecooked dinner (respecting all our crazy food restrictions) and a kitchen stocked with the basics for breakfast (including a wonderful pound cake that lasted the week) and then they stay out of your hair unless needed. We had to make an emergency pet visit on Sunday night (9pm). I whatsapped Rosana and within 15 minutes we had an appointment with a local (and fabulous) vet. All told, we loved everything about this and hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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5

Excellent - surpassed all of our expectations!

  • 5 of 5
As previous reviewers have said, it's hard to find anything additional to say about Los Milanos, the photo's really can not do justice to the villa, it's surroundings and those views.

If you are looking for a really great holiday villa with all the facilities and comfort of home, combined with stunning views from whatever window or direction you look - then don't look any further than here.

Location, location, location - Los Milanos definitely has all three! and to top it all, Guido and Rosana are truly wonderful hosts and lovely people - welcoming and friendly they really want you to feel at home and offer lots of great advice and local knowledge to enhance your holiday without being "in your face" and even rescuing us on the side of the motorway when our car broke down on the way back to Santander! If that is not going the extra mile then I don't know what is.

We have booked for next year and can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
San Vicente de la Barquera
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
San Vicente de la Barquera
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
El Meron, downhill in front of Los Milanos
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
La Revilla
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Alto Campo
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Santa Marina
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
La Revilla
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.

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Availability & Rates

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San Vicente de la Barquera Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low season
Jan 10 2015 - Mar 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
€770
 
 
middle season
Mar 25 2015 - Jun 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
€980
 
 
high season
Jun 16 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,540
 
 
high season
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
14 night minimum stay
€1,540
 
 
middle season
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
€980
 
 
low season
Oct 16 2015 - Dec 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
€770
 
 
middle season
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
€980
 

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Notes Prices for 201
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 as1 unit!
A deposit of 25% of the total rental costs is required when making a reservation.
The balance is due upon arrival
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Amenities

Amenities

San Vicente de la Barquera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms are 'complete'! This is not a 'holyday house'. We lived here for years ourselves with a family of 5!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , this bedroom is located on the 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , the beds are extra wide
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The Master Bedroom is located on the 1st floor
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
Notes:
This is first of all a family home. We (5) have lived here comfortably ourselves for years! You will find everything you need, and it has not been downscaled 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 full bathrooms, a covered attic where children can play inside, a garage for storage of gear and a terrace/' outside dining room' . There is ample safe parking space on the premises of the house Los Milanos is centrally heated, equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, oven, microwave, iron & iron board, 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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