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Elegant Appartments 10 minutes to the beach at the foot of the Pyrenees - Apartment GANBARA

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Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Elegant Appartments 10 minutes to the beach at the foot of the Pyrenees

Welcome to 'Oyan-zain-baita'. The owners Steffen and Susana, a German-Spanish couple, look forward to welcoming you to their renovated and typical farmhouse. The house, which offers 4 lovely and comfortable apartments (apartment etable, grenier,larrun and ganbara), comes from the 18th century.

Our web page is, there you will find very good information about the house and the marvelous environment.

Since 2014 we manage another holiday apartment. The house Maison Ihi-Toki which belongs to the father of Susana and his wife.

The house Ihi-Toki was built 3 years ago and the holiday apartment is brand new.

The house is located in a peaceful rural location with a nice view of the meadows and foothills to the Pyrenees, at the foot of the mountain 'La Rhune' (900 m), between the idyllic villages of Urrugne and Ascain (5 min.). Close to Atlantic Coast St. Jean de Luz (10 min), Hendaye (15 min), Hondarribia (Spain) (20 min.), Biarritz (20 min.), San Sebastian (España) (30 min.).

The holiday apartment is equipped with a spacious garden with chairs (with grill) for the guests. The house has direct access to a stream to refresh during the summer. Plane-trees, a lime tree and an old oak tree give shade during the summer.


Only 10 min. from our house is the picturesque city of Saint Jean de Luz. The whale fishers went to sea here hundreds of years ago. Now, there is an idyllic harbour, a beach, a lively pedestrian zone and a lot of restaurants. Biarritz (20 minutes) is the more elegant city, a city of the 'belle epoque'.

The beaches from Saint Jean de Luz and Ciboure are the closest ones (10 minutes drive). The wonderfull beach from Hendaye (15 minutes drive) and the beaches from Biarritz arround 25 minutes.

San Sebastián (30 min on the Spanish side), the former summer residence of the king, is the culinary capitol of the area and many consider it to be the most beautiful city in Spain. Other destinations: Bayonne (25 minutes), Bilbao with the Guggenheim museum (1.5 hours), the pilgrimage site Lourdes can be reached in 2.5 hours.

Nearby you will find very idyllic villages with typical Basque houses, Urrugne (10 minutes), Ascain (5 minutes), Ainhoa and Sare (each 20 minutes).

With children:

I will list a few examples for children:

An old cog railway on our mountain (10 minutes), the train takes 35 minutes to get to the summit. An adventure park nearby (10 minutes), behind the indoor pool. Another park is only 15 minutes from our house.

The beach of Hendaye (15 minutes) and the lake of St. Pée sur Nivelle invite you to safely swim.

The zoo 'Le parc animalier Etxola' (20 minutes) and the caves of Zugarramurdi, where witches sat earlier, are also popular destinations.

Kayak classes in Hendaye (15 minutes), sailing and surfing classes in Saint Jean de Luz are other options.

Adventure and sports: There are only a few types of sports that can't be done in this region. Due to the close proximity to the sea, the Pyreneese and the mild climate, nature offers us nearly everything.

The sailing schools in Hendaye (15 minutes) offer guided sailing. Jet ski and water scooter in Saint Jean de Luz (10 minutes) rafting and white water rafting (25 min), kayaking in the sea in Saint Jean de Luz and kayaking on a river (5 km). Deep sea fishing with the boat Bateau Nivelle III.

For mountain bikers, hikers and racing cyclists, the possibilities are unlimited! The same for golf players with fabulous golf courses in Saint Jean de Luz and the area of Biarritz.

More Details

Details for Apartment GANBARA 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Ganbera means like granary and is the flat in the 1st residential floor about the flat Larrun.

The orientation of the flat is south and spoils with sun and views to the mountaints.

With a very bright living room and free view of the mountains and a generous balcony the holidays become a perfect pleasure.

The apartment does have two sleeping rooms, a bathroom and a spacious living room.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Susana Pro/Steffen Heckmann
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Susana Pro/Steffen Heckmann

Susana comes from the nearby San Sebastian and Steffen from Karlsruhe (Germany).

We have 2 children (Tom + Eli) and live since 2007 in this fantastic region.

We also live on the property and are therefore any time available.

Susana Pro/Steffen Heckmann purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Susana Pro/Steffen Heckmann chose Cote Basque - Biarritz

The flats of Maison Oyan Zain Baita are very elegant renovated and furnished and offer a lot of place to spend restful holidays.

The region is described in our home-made guide very well and offers between the Atlantic, the Pyrenees, France and Spain nearly everything.

What makes this farmhouse unique

High-class standards (cleanness and equipment of the flats), extremely central situation for beach visits, excursions and wanderings.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Apartment GANBARA
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

Peaceful relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is attractively designed to be comfortable and welcoming with all furnishings and equipment of a high standard. It is in an ideal situation: close to wonderful beaches, good walking on the doorstep, (you can look at out the Rhune from the apartment), plus the delightful town of St Jean de Luz within a stone's throw. A peaceful and relaxing retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Hochwertige Wohnung in ruhiger Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben 2 wunderbare Wochen im Appartment Ganbara verbracht. Der gelieferte Reiseführer ist super ausführlich und enthält gute Tipps für alle Belange. Steffen - Vielen Dank für die Recherche bzgl. Stränden / Restaurants / Freizeit / Einkauf !!

Vermieter sind immer ansprechbar und haben auf alle Fragen gute Antworten (aber nie aufdringlich). Das Appartment ist komplett ausgestattet, besonders die Küche hat alles (!), was man so braucht. Die Wohnung ist hell und sehr gemütlich. Betten auch super. Die Lage ist ruhig. Mit tollem Blick auf den Berg.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A perfect vacation apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation stay in "Oyan Zain Baita". The apartment is completely equipped and furnished, at once spacious, luminous, and very comfortable. It is impeccable maintained, and Steffen and Susana are gracious hosts. The situation in Olheta offers a multitude of visits within a few minutes drive: ocean, mountains, markets, villages of interest. The region was new to us, and we look forward to our return to "Oyan Zain Baita" and the magnificent Pays Basque.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ein wunderschöner Urlaub in der Ferienwohnung Ganbara

  • 5 of 5

Meine Frau und ich verbrachten Mitte Juni 2016 einen zweiwöchigen Urlaub in der Ferienwohnung Ganbara. Wir fühlten uns in der geschmackvoll eingerichteten, sehr sauberen Wohnung von Beginn unseres Urlaubs an sehr wohl. Die Wohnung ist großzügig, hell und ließ von Ihrer Ausstattung her nichts zu wünschen übrig. Die Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft des Vermieters trugen sehr zu unserem Wohlbefinden bei. Sein für die Gäste erstellter Reiseführer enthielt wervolle Tipps und Empfhelungen für unseren Aufenthalt. Die Wohnung Ganbara kann ich allen Urlaubern, die die Ruhe eines kleinen Ferienhauses einer Ferienanlage vorziehen, die gleichzeitig die Berge und das Meer lieben und die Kultur und gutes Essen schätzen, sehr empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Séjour très agréable

  • 4 of 5

Appartement très bien isolé, très bien équipé et très propre.

Accueil chaleureux de la part des propriétaires qui étaient toujours disponibles pour les renseignements et les conseils de balades.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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logement très agréable.

  • 5 of 5

Pour une première location et un premier séjour au pays basque, nous avons été très agréablement surpris.

logement très spacieux, propre, confortable calme. descriptif exact et surtout une vue splendide sur la montagne la Rhune!

logement bien situé car à proximité de nombreux sites.

nous y reviendrons avec plaisir! dommage que le temps en cette période était un peu trop frais.

je remercie les propriétaires pour leur accueil , leur gentillesse et leur discrétion. toujours disponible si besoin.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour, Merci beaucoup pour la bonne critique. Nous espérons que vous reviendrez bientôt. Idéalement avec soleil comme aujourd'hui. Salutations du sud-ouest maintenant très ensoleillé :-). Amicalement Steffen
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Saint Jean de Luz/Biarritz
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Saint Jean de Luz
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Saint Jean de Luz
Car: recommended

The house is located in a peaceful rural location with a nice view of the meadows and foothills to the Pyrenees, at the foot of the mountain 'La Rhune' (900 m), between the idyllic villages of Urrugne and Ascain (5 min.).

Close to Atlantic Coast St. Jean de Luz (10 min), Hendaye (15 min), Hondarribia (Spain) (20 min.), Biarritz (20 min.), San Sebastian (España) (30 min.). Furthermore, you will find the cities of Bayonne (30 min) and Bilbao (Guggenheim museum) (Spain) (1 h 30 min).

For your purchases, you will find nearby (5 min.): a shopping centre (E.LECLERC) with supermarket, pharmacy and everything you need (time by car).


I will just mention some beaches close to our house, basically we do have maps in our apartments where you can watch out for all beaches in the region.

Beach of Socoa:

The beach of Socoa with a harbor and an old fort protecting the harbor and the city, is worthwhile to visit and enjoy. The web page is The beach of Socoa is a 10 minutes drive.

Saint Jean de Luz:

The Grand Plage: the nice protected bay of Saint Jean de Luz is very close to the center of the city and the amazing pedestrian area zone with nice shops opened all week long. The beach of Erromardie is at the northern end of town, nice wild Atlantic beach. For the surfers I recommend the beach Lafiténia, nice surfer atmosphere, which is again 1,5 km further north of Erromardie. More information at It is a 10 to 20 minutes drive to the different beaches.

Beach of Hendaye:

The beach of Hendaye is a great beach for family and beginners of surfing, as it does have a very smooth entrance to the sea and the waves are normally not as big. More information at: It is a 15 minutes drive.

The beaches of Biarritz:

This is where surfing started 30 years ago. The beautiful beaches are between 20 and 30 minutes away from our house. More information at

The beach of Hossegor:

The long beach of Hossegor which belongs to the so called Landas is also a good surfer spot. Just 40 Minutes away from our house, direction Bordeaux. The web page is


Saint Jean de Luz:

Ever since the marriage of Louis XIV and the Infanta Maria Teresa took place in the city in 1660, Saint-Jean-de-Luz has been known as a 'royal' city. Once a center for whaling, cod fishing, buccaneers and corsairs, the town is the leading port for the sardine and tuna industry in France. The town started to develop its tourist infrastructure during the 1950s and 1960s, while at the same time managing to preserve its picturesque houses and historic town centre. A popular family seaside resort, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is lively throughout the year, with its thalassotherapy center, shopping streets, busy pavement cafés, classical music and cinema festivals, and its Andalusian festival. The web page is Saint Jean is just a 10 minutes drive.


A prime destination forever branded by the passage of Napoleon III and the Famous, Biarritz has always been one of France’s most welcoming towns. A century ago, thanks to the Empress Eugenie, the little whaling town became a fashionable summer resort that, through the years, has stayed open to the outside world without losing its identity.

Today, Biarritz is undoubtedly the only town where you can see neoprene-clad surfers with their boards under their arms crossing paths with business men in suits and ties carrying towels. A funny image, yet so common. Open and cosmopolitan, Biarritz, the pearl of the Basque coast, carries this mix of styles close to its heart and loves bringing opposites together. The web site is . Biarritz is a 20 minutes drive.


Bayonne is a great city and many people like it more than Biarritz, the nice river with its restaurants and the old part of town with pedestrian areas and shops is a visit worth. The web site is Bayonne is a 25 minute drive.

San Sebastian

Tradition and modernity go hand in hand in this 'small' big city with touches of the Belle Époque (Golden Age) that has a top-flight cultural agenda with its international film and jazz festivals and its first-class cultural program. Gastronomy rivals nature as the most attractive feature of this city that's world famous for its cuisine and chefs, and boasts 16 Michelin stars.

San Sebastian is the home of the beaches 'La concha' and the surfer spot La Zurriola.

The web page is . San Sebastián is 30 minutes drive.


Our house is only 10 minutes from the two beautiful golf courses of Saint Jean de Luz. Thus, you can enjoy your hobby and be amazed by the Atlantic, discover the Pyrenees, enjoy the Basque cuisine or just unwind.

The highlight for golfers is the Biarritz area (20 min. drive). Here you will find 12 golf courses in a radius of 30 km - 5 of which are among the best in the region.


Rates & Availability

Urrugne Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Oct 15 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - May 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 14 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak season
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak season
Jul 23 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2017 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung $65

Die Wohnungen sind mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet und ausgestattet. Wir legen sehr viel Wert Ihnen einen hohen Qualitätsstandard anzubieten damit Sie die Ferien in unserer schönen Region geniessen können und sich wohlfüllen in unseren Apartements.

Strom, Wasser und Kurtaxe sind in den Preisen enthalten, sowie ein Baguette täglich und ein hauseigener Reiseführer wird Ihnen zur Reisevorbereitung zugeschickt. Handtücher und Bettwäsche sind auch im Preis enthalten.

Erstklassige Betreuung mit Informationen zur Region sind Ihnen sichergestellt.

Es entfallen 40,-- Euro für die Entreinigung.


Pro Woche bzw. Wochenende 100,-- Euro Anzahlung, bei 2 Wochen 200,-- Euro u.s.w.
6 Wochen vor Reiseantritt sind 50 % des Mietpreises fällig.
Die Restzahlung dann bitte am Anreisetag entrichten.

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Urrugne Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 king
    Schlafzimmer 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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