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San Sebastian. Elegant palace with a privat foret, 20 minutes to the beach

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Oiartzun Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms for 12 people,Close to the city for people looking for peace / relax

Pagaldegarai is an elegant palace, decorated with exquisite taste, divided in four floors, six bedrooms, five bathrooms and a toilet. In total habitable 600 square meters surrounded by 5.500 square meters of garden, that for sure will provide you a memorable stay. On the ground floor: the sports area and the parking. You will find a little Basque pediment to play squash, frontennis or Basque pelota; exercise bikes, regular mountain bikes and a dart game. At the garage there is parking place for two vehicles. On the first floor there are the most common areas: brand new kitchen and the eating room, the living room with sofas and TV, a relaxing area with sofas in front of the chimney. All of them are overlooking the splendid little forest surrounding the building. On this floor you will also have a bathroom so there is no need to use the stairs. On the second floor there are six bedrooms, two of them equipped with double bed and bathroom inside the room. Other three rooms are double-sing

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Joxeanjel Arbelaitz
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Basque
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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based on 20 traveler reviews

San Sebastian. Elegant palace with a privat foret, 20 minutes to the beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

"Pagaldegarai" was simply fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The house and the grounds are ideally located, spacious, well maintained and clean. The property owner, Jose, was very gracious and responsive. He asked us to make ourselves at home -- and that's what we did! The location is great for taking day trips to explore the beautiful Basque country. This is an absolutely beautiful place in the world. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend it for family and friends wishing to stay in a large comfortable home with 6 bedrooms. Our party was 9 adults and the house offered many spacious public rooms, including a beautiful dining room, library, eat-in kitchen and several private sitting and patio areas. There is also a wonderful walking path bordering the house that takes you in both directions to fun excursions in the picturesque town of Oiartzun. It was very easy to fully enjoy ourselves. We would love to stay here again the next time we visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Our visitor also were fantastic people. Agur
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We felt like royalty!

  • 5 of 5

From the very first moment when Joxe met us as we drove up we knew we were going to enjoy our time in his beautiful villa. We are a three generational family with an age range of 11 to 84 years. There was plenty of space for all to enjoy this well appointed home with its fine woodwork, cozy reading areas, lovely outdoor area and lawn and a kitchen that would delight anyone wishing to prepare a simple snack or cook a gourmet dinner.

It is located in a peaceful neighborhood with a fantastic supermarket a short drive away. I would advise taking the bus at the nearby stop to visit San Sebastián if going in high season or a weekend. Our only frustration visiting this part of Spain was the parking.

The location is ideal for visiting the beaches where our family enjoyed surfing, swimming and boogie boarding. The nearby towns are lovely with their narrow, winding streets and frequent pintxos restaurants. We enjoyed our visits to Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum. After seeing Picasso's Guernica in Madrid we wanted to drive to Guernica to see the town that inspired his painting. The Peace Museum vividly describes the 1937 bombing.

Being located near a walking/biking path was ideal, and various family members took advantage of the house bikes to ride on the trail. Some also rented bikes in San Sebastián. We enjoyed short walks and hikes and our grandchildren swam in the nearby community swimming pool.

Our only regret was that we wished we could have stayed longer in this attractive, comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot!
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

As I went to write this review, I took a look at the pictures posted of this beautiful house and smiled recalling how much we enjoyed our stay here. As lovely as the pictures are, the house exceeded our expectations. Six of us stayed for a week recently, and enjoyed our selves immensely. We ate breakfast each morning outside on the terrace at the back, and each evening retired there to have a drink while planning the next day. Lots to do, being within an easy drive of Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona, St Jean de Luz and the beautiful coastal drives. The house is very comfortable and very clean, with a wonderfully equipped kitchen, the grounds are large and the lawns and trees were immaculately trimmed.

Our host Joxeanjel was gracious and welcoming, and took a lot of time helping us to settle in, promptly re-appearing when the wifi did not immediately come up, solving the problem by contacting the service provider, and getting service sorted out almost immediately. He made it clear that we should call if anything else was needed, but nothing was. We had an excellent dinner just down the hill at Zuberoa.

Just a note that in finding the house, our GPS systems (both Garmin) could not locate it, but when we got home and programed it into our Tom-Tom, it had no trouble. But it did not matter too much, one car managed to luck into finding the house and our host just jumped into his vehicle and drove out to escort the other car to the house from the village.

A wonderful house and a great holiday.


  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much!
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grand country house

  • 5 of 5

Nine of us arrived from Australia, Italy and Colombia to a very warm welcome from our host Joxeanjel. His home is meticulously presented and luxuriously appointed near Oiartzun with the Camino de Santiago and the old silver mine railway bike track passing by the front gates. We loved the barbecue facilities, the bicycles, the countryside and of course the wonderful food available in the Basque region. My only regret, we didn't make it to Zuberoa. I would highly recommend this property to families and groups.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot
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Thank you, your house made our stay special!

  • 5 of 5

The location is very good, in few minutes you are on the beach, the house was very clean and well-maintained. The owner is very friendly and helpful.

We are planning to go back there next year! It was a wonderful experience! My little son had a lot of space to play, it feels like home to us!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much!
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Wonderful stay in an elegant, very high end home

  • 5 of 5

We united family of 10 adults and 4 little kids (converging from North America and Europe) for a wonderful week at Pagaldegarai Etxea. We were greeted by Joxeanjel, who is friendly and professional, and he gave us a tour (as one would give friends a tour) of the immaculately clean house. The finishings are all extremely high end, and the house is equipped with everything we needed - and more - with the very hospitable owners leaving their lovely glasses, plates, books etc for use by their guests. We cooked for the big group every night in the wonderful kitchen, and had many happy "aperitifs" in the garden while the kids loved running around and playing soccer (all fenced in, very safe). There is a great bike/running trail just outside the gates (and bikes for use at the house). The game room in the basement (complete with a sort of Basque squash court) was a huge hit with the kids and got a lot of use. Lots of bedrooms, all very nicely appointed, with lots of bathrooms (a must with all the people we had in the house, and we never ran out of hot water!). There is no shortage of spectacular day trips in the area, on both the French and Spanish side of Basque country. All told, we had a wonderful trip, and would have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful rental to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Old town
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Bilbao Ferry
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
San Sebastian
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Zuberoa (Michelin star)
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Luz Ardiden, Irati
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Concha (San Sebastian)
Car: recommended

It is located in Oiartzun, a historic town located in the heart of Basque Country. Fromthe windows of the house you can see the majestic mountains of Peñas de Aya. At thegate of the palace runs the beautiful ride through the village. If the traveller is encouraged, it will take him/her to the feet of those mountains, a place which is pure

nature, perfect for biking.The house is located 100 meters from the world-wide famous Zuberoa restaurant., 100meters from the municipal swimming pool, equipped with a modern spa. A 15/30 minutes are some of the best restaurants in the world: Arzak, Berasategui, Akelarre, Elkano, grills and traditional Cider houses. Perfect for a varied gastronomic tour.For golf lovers there are many fields in 30 minutes from home. San Sebastian, Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz.Three teams from the Spanish Premier League Soccer: Real Sociedad S. Sebastian, Atlethic Bilbao and Osasuna (Pamplona).International Film Festival of S. Sebastian. Cellars Rioja.

Other Activities: Gastronomy tour, Film festival, music concerts


Rates & Availability

Oiartzun Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Otoño Invierno
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Navidades 2017
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $437
Limpieza final $273


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Oiartzun Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Floor Area:
  • 600 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • baño 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , (Planta habitaciones)
    baño 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , (Planta habitaciones) Sauna y baño turco
    baño 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , (Planta habitaciones)
    baño 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , (Planta habitaciones)
    baño 5 - toilet , shower , (Sotano deportivo)
    baño 6 - toilet , (Planta principal)
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • dormitorio 1 - 1 double
    dormitorio 2 - 1 double
    dormitorio 3 - 2 twin/ single , Posibilidad de juntar
    dormitorio 4 - 2 twin/ single , Posibilidad de juntar
    dormitorio 5 - 2 twin/ single , Posibilidad de juntar
    dormitorio 6 - 2 twin/ single , Posibilidad de juntar
  • On the second floor there are six bedrooms, two of them equipped with double bed and bathroom inside the room. Other three rooms are double-single-bedded. And a last one with a double bed. There are two bathrooms, each of them in one side of the corridor. One of the modern showers also has sauna function. The building is surrounded by large terraces, gardens and two outdoor gated parking. In total there is room up for 12 people.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Elegant palace, perfect for going group of friends or families. With large garden areas with benches under the trees. Perfect garden behind the building to play with the ball. In total area of 5,500 square meters. Two outdoor car parks in total for 6 cars outside. Indoor parking for two vehicles. Villa closed wall, fence and trees. Privacy assured.

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