This property is a large, renovated country home with 5 bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms and multiple sitting areas throughout. The spacious grounds are carefully landscaped with several outdoor sitting or dining areas including an ivy covered terrace for late afternoon/evening drinks etc. The kitchen is updated and complete with all necessary appliances, pots/pans, and cooking accessories. We started out planning for a larger group and this home would be perfect for several couples or a family type vacation. Two couples made the trip and, because of the way the house was renovated, it still felt cozy for a smaller group.
The property is about 1/2 mile outside Usurbil, which has several small markets and a welcoming local bar at the rotary in the center of town. You could easily walk into town from the house. Although some have said the house was hard to locate, we did not find that to be the case, especially with GPS and google maps. SS is about 10k from the house and readily accessible on the local route 634, which also runs along the coast between SS and several towns heading west to Bilbao. The local road into SS is good, easy to navigate and quick. The location was central for travelling to some of the coastal towns like Getaria and Zaruast; a little over an hour to Bilbao and about the same to Logrono for a vineyard crawl. Two hours to Santander and Santillana del Mar.
The house is managed by family owners, particularly Telmo, who is a great help and a font of info on the area and local food options in Usurbil, SS and other spots, like Getaria. Try the local cider houses on the outside edges of Usurbil for traditional local and Basque fare along with the biggest grilled steaks this side of Texas or Florence. Thanks, Telmo, for making your home available and the conversation on the political problems faced by our respective countries. We'd love to come back! Mike.