|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Gijón, the main urban centre of Asturias, is a city whose inhabitants are kind and open-minded with visitors. Gijón is very active and offers many sports and leisure activities, especially ones linked to the sea, as well as having many sports centres that any visitor can use. Furthermore, there are many events during the summer such as concerts, fairs and festivals.
In addition, the location of the house in the residential area of Gijón, in the centre of Asturias and well-communicated with the rest of the region, allows you to quickly access all the natural and cultural areas of the territory.
The motto of this region is “Asturias, a natural paradise” is. There are indeed many wild beaches where you can walk and swim, such as Torimbia and Gulpiyuri in the east or Barayo and Silencio in the west; unique mountains that are ideal for climbing and hiking, such as the “Picos de Europa” (the tallest and most visited ones of the Iberian Peninsula and where the famous “Ruta del Cares” is located) or the National Park of Covadonga; enormous autochthonous forests like Pelono, Redes, Muniellos or the nature park of Somiedo with its original “teitos”; pre-historical caves such as the “Tito Bustillo”; and the possibility to go kayaking in the rivers, just to name a few attractions.
All this makes for a region with several of the main attractions for ecotourism in Spain.
This real estate of modern architecture and sculptural design is composed of a main floor and two complimentary ones with extraordinary views to the sea, beach, mountains and seafront of Gijón. It is oriented towards the south and has great windows where the sun shines all day long. With bright rooms, great living spaces, a big veranda and a garden, this house also offers a lot of privacy thanks to the design of the trees that surround the plot. All of these qualities allow you to enjoy a very functional, singular and unique real estate.
It is strategically located at the crossroad of where countryside and city meet, so you can either walk directly to the city or walk to the rural area following the coastline. The distance to the city is less than one km if you take the seafront (there is also a bus stop close by), and the same path continues 10 km along the coast with access to several beaches. Moreover, the area surrounding the house is quiet and spacious, having both urban services and shopping centres within close reach.
Gijón (and its surroundings) is a historical enclave that dates from the Roman times due to its central location in the geography of Asturias. This geography has indeed a great variety of landscapes with magnificent natural beaches, unique Atlantic forests and the Cantabria Mountains (where the famous “Picos de Europa” are located).
Everything was perfect! The view is absolutely gorgeous. Close enough to walk downtown. The kids loved the surf lessons and they even had someone who spoke English! The food was wonderful and the owners delightful. They were extremely helpful and understanding. I would go back again if I ever get to Gijon again.
What a stunning house on the hillside overlooking Gijon! We have stayed all over the world and this is without doubt one of the finest properties we have enjoyed. The house is spacious with large living areas that easily accommodated our large party, which included two small children. And with rain on a few days, this meant we all had plenty of space to relax inside without getting in each others' way. And on sunny days we were able to play games - basketball and table tennis - and the children played on the swings. Cristina is an excellent host, ensuring that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. We hope to return next time we're in Gijon!
It is the perfect home. beautiful views, large garden, art objects in the house, and sports equipment. we rested a large family and enjoyed everything. thank you!
Nuestra estancia duró 4 días, y nos alojamos 4 adultos y 4 niños. Sin lugar a dudas se trata de una casa excepcional en todos los sentidos (comodidad, belleza, localización, etc). Al poco tiempo de llegar, nos sentimos como en nuestra propia casa, pudiendo disfrutar de unos días fantásticos.
Tanto el anuncio como los comentarios de otros viajeros reflejaban fielmente la realidad. Además, la vivienda se encontraba en perfectas condiciones, y tanto Cristina como su marido nos brindaron un servicio excepcional, poniendo a nuestro alcance todas las comodidades posibles.
Por todo ello creo que se trata de una vivienda 100% recomendable y a la que volvería a ir si repito Gijón como destino. El único "pero", por una cuestión personal, es que la casa no tiene persianas que eviten totalmente la entrada de claridad por las mañanas. En cualquier caso, esta pequeña cuestión no empaña ni lo más mínimo lo maravillosa que es esta casa.
Desde que Cristina y Germán nos recibieron como auténticos anfitriones a la enrada de su maravillosa casa, hasta que (16 días después) dijeron adiós con la mano a nuestra pequeña caravana de coches, tuvimos la suerte de pasar las Navidades en una casa que superó todas nuestras expectativas:
- La situación es aun mejor de lo que pensábamos: a un paso del paseo marítimo, la playa, un parque con columpios, senda de bicicletas...y la posibildad de hacer vida sin coche.
- La distribución es inteligente y hace que la vida sea tan confortable como en un piso: casi todo lo que se usa está en la misma planta y no tienes que pasarte el día subiemdo escaleras, hay un cuarto de lavado y planchado, una despensa para dejar las maletas, armarios para colgar los abrigos,...y muchos detalles prácticos que no se suelen encontrar en este tipo de casas que solemos llamar "de diseño".
- Los espacios comunes son tan amplios y luminosos que nos han permitido convivir a 10 personas de 2 a 70 años durante 16 días, y permitirnos el lujo de recibir visitas sin agobiarnos.
Además, hay que destacar la disponibilidad absoluta de los anfitriones (pues actuan más así que como caseros) y su generosidad al ofrecernos varios servicios extras: asistenta por horas, prensa y el periódico.
Todo ésto, unido a las maravillosas vistas y que "nos tocara la lotería" con el tiempo, han hecho de nuestra estancia un éxito.
We were looking for an extraordinary, modern, and oceanfront « castle in the air » with comfortable temperatures in daily as well as at night. And we found it! It was even better than what the website’s pictures suggested!
The great friendly owners Cristina and German welcomed us warmly in this privileged area of Gijon. Deeply imbued with the local Spanish culture, they quickly recommended us the fun things to do and the places to visit so that we can fully take advantage of the attractions of the Asturias.
Another people (recommended by Cristina) was at our service to do some house works and to cook for all family and friends, a pleasant and ideal way to enjoy the local taste wonders!
We also loved taking a walk and swimming safely near those big sandy beach, those many creeks, and in the “Picos de Europa” at an altitude of 1 300m and under an hour’s drive.
Jogging along the seaside and the cliffs was amazing and the Asturian atmosphere (cider, exciting nightlife, fiestas…) with a population composed essentially of Spanish tourists and a few of foreigners too.
I have a dream!
If you are coming from the north of Spain, you can access Gijón by land via Bilbao, Santander and Santiago de Compostela, or via Madrid and León if you are coming from the south. You can also come by train from Madrid.
By sea there are ferries from Saint Nazaire and Poole, and ones to Santander from Plymouth, Portsmouth, Poole and Le Havre.
By plane you can fly to the Airport of Asturias (40 km from Gijón), to Santander (170 km) or to Bilbao (260 km).
Asturias not only offers nature but also culture. For instance there is the unique preromantic art with monuments such as the Santa Maria del Naranco, the San Miguel de Lillo or the Valdedios; the gothic cathedral of Oviedo or the historical building of the University of Oviedo. There are many different museums (Arts, Jurasic, Mine, Cider, etc.). In Gijón you can also visit the Laboral University, the Evaristo Valle Museum or the Ethnographic Museum, and in Aviles you can find the “Niemeyer Centre”.
There are also quite a few medieval villages (Llanes, Villaviciosa, Avilés, etc.) linked to the Camino de Santiago in the north and characterised by their historical centres and unique “Indian” architecture, which is the result of the Asturian emigration to America.
Last but not least, the region's gastronomy, very characteristic due to its history and geography, is diverse and of high quality. The vast and abrupt coast produces a great variety of fish and seafood, and the countryside and mountains have boosted the quality of the meat and the many different regional cheeses. Two typical dishes are the “fabada”, made from beans that are cultivated in the flood plains, and rice milk, which has its origin in the great link between Asturias and America. The typical drink is cider (from apples), which is drunk in a shared glass in “sidrerías” (specialised local bars that can be found all over the place). There are also several restaurants that have even been recognised by the “Michelin Guide”.
Welcome and ENJOY!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$328|
tarifas decrecientes en función de la duración, fianza pedida, arras/deposito de reserva, entrega de llaves realizada por propietario ausente durante la estancia
30% reserva, 30% un mes antes, 40% llegada