|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Now booking for Spring/Summer 2017. Holiday in our light and bright top floor 3 bedroom apartment in block of 3. The property is in a 600 year old listed building which has been tastefully restored and modernised. It is situated at the beginning of the historical quarter of Laredo in the centre of town, with views of the mountains and town square. 5 minute walk to the large sandy bay. The apartment is surrounded by 6 Juliet balconies. 1 double bedroom with balcony, a twin room with balcony, and the 3rd bedroom is the loft room, with 2 windows. The front room has 3 balconies. It has a modern bathroom and kitchen. The apartment is reached by newly installed wooden staircase.
The area is steeped in Cantabrian history. Santander and Bilbao are accessed easily by bus or by car.
It is a 5 minute walk from the lovely 7 km sandy bay of Laredo it is a great beach for all water sports. 2 new surf schools opened last summer. The beach is very safe for all ages as it is in a large bay. The new Marina is now completed and is filling up with all types of boats. There is choice of two boats for trips around the bays and to Santona which is another seaside town also famous for its sea food and Saturday morning market.
Now booking for weekend Guggenheim breaks 2017 and .Spring/Summer 2017.
Laredo is a small, bustling, fishing town full of tapas bars and restaurants serving real Cantabrian food and fresh fish. Laredo is known as the 'capital of the Emerald Coast'. It occupies a prominent position amongst tourist centres in Spain offering excellent nightlife and dancing in the bars in the old town. This is due to it's priveleged location on the sea and the beach 'La Salve'. It's position is further highlighted as it is set in the the beautiful mountainous countryside of Cantabria.
The town offers an excellent bus service for travellers who wish to leave their cars at home, with regular buses into Santander and Bilbao and along to the coastal villages and beaches of Noja, Isla, Santona and Castro. Laredo is accessed easily from Santander (Ferry and Airport) approximately 30 minutes drive and Bilbao (ferry and airport) is approximately 40 minutes drive.
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao offers the latest exhibitions. Bilbao has museums, great food and shopping.
Saturday markets are held in Ampuero and Santona. Laredo Sunday, Castro on Thursday and Colindres on Friday.
Laredo has an newly built golf driving range and pitch and putt, there are golf courses in Santander. Golf can be arranged by ex PGA instructor. Please contact me for details.
This is an excellent area for rural tourism, walking, cycling, birding and canoeing. The sandy beach of Santona is approximately 15 minutes drive away. The surfing beaches of Noja and Isla are 20 minutes drive away. The Picos de Europas mountain range is about a 2 hour drive away and skiing in the winter in Alto Campo is an hour away. There are amazing walks along the cliffs behind the apartment and along to the surrounding villages.
We first got to know and love Laredo through our Spanish Au Pair 18 years ago. Our Spanish family live around the corner and look after the apartment and our guests for us.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2004
Over the years we have grown to love this area, we also lived here for a few years, working and schooling our children in the local school. We love the beach, walking the beautiful countryside and the fresh fish restaurants. Laredo is such a lovely area, being close to both Bilbao and Santander it is easily reached from the rest of Europe.
We fell in love with the light spacious rooms in the apartment and the view over the square, all the fiestas start here so we have a birds-eye view. The apartment gets the sun all day as it moves around. It's central location, being able to walk to the beach, town and night life was an added bonus.
I have recently returned from a fabulous stay in Laredo. This apartment is excellent value, like a home from home. Spacious, modern, clean, light and fully equipped. And the location in the heart of old town Laredo over looking the square gave you a feel of real Spain. The stunning sandy beach is a short walk away and being 9k long you are never short of space.
There are plenty of friendly bars and restaurants around to choose from.
I can't fault the accommodation and the location, it gave a real taste of real Spain (phrase books supplied!) and will definately been returning.
Modern, roomy facilities and contemporary decor in a 16th century building on the edge of the old quarter in this lovely seaside town provided the perfect base for a relaxing holiday. The bathroom in particular is streets ahead of what you would normally expect in a holiday rental - could have spent hours in there! The property is the much-loved holiday home of the owners and local services are provided by family friends so the cleanliness and maintenance is 100%
The sandy beach is a short 5 minutes away and the apartment comes equipped with beach mats, towels and even buckets and spades - if you feel so inclined.- but beds and umbrellas can also be hired cheaply on the beach itself.
There's a market just round the corner with every sort of fish, meat and vegetable and there's a good supermarket a couple of streets away, or any number of well-stocked local shops almost on the doorstep. And the apartment is fully equipped for cooking at home, but as it's also surrounded by excellent, reasonably priced bars and restaurants, it's just as cheap to eat out. The tapas at the nearby Bar el Curro were the best I've ever seen or tasted, but you really will be spoilt for choice.
We were there for the Battle of the Flowers fiesta which was spectacular. You can't actually see the parade from the apartment but you will be entertained by the local bands congregating in the square below, and the Juliette balconies are ideal for watching local party life in the square below until the early hours.
All in all, a great find in a lovely, lovely part of Spain, well away from the main tourist drag.
This was our second visit to the apartment, and no wonder we decided to return. Great, central location for the restaurants, bars and atmosphere of the old town, but within a 5 minute walk of the beach - perfect for all members of our family. We enjoyed the beach, but as we weren't blessed with 14 days of uninterrupted sunshine were also able to venture further afield this time, and follow some of the walking/running routes outside the town. Would definitely recommend this apartment and location, whatever type of holiday you are looking for. We will be back.
Arrived at the flat and it was beautifully located right in the centre of Laredo. The listing was extremely accurate and the property was spotless and had fantastic facilities that made our stay very comfortable. The property manager was on hand at all times when required.
The weather was perfect and with the beach just a 5 minute walk away we could enjoy the sun with ease. Plenty of bars and restaurants on your doorstep you will spoilt for choice. I recommend checking out the burgers at Frankfurt! We were there for the Battle of the Flowers festival and the town was extremely vibrant with local markets and it was amazing to see the floats with their unique and bright themes.
With Bilbao and Santander just a thirty minute drive away with great bus links, each city provided a great new experience with differing Spanish history. We rented a car and went to Cabarceno for a day which is what felt like the biggest zoo/safari parks I've been to and at just 50 € per adult it is a great day out not to be missed! Check out the bird show, absolutely spectacular. We also went to the Picos de Europa and Potes on the way which was a brilliant drive through the mountains culminating in a cable car up a large cliff face, beware if you are afraid of hights but once up there the views are breathtaking with tracks for hiking (so sensible shoes advised) and with the added humorous bonus of friendly mountain greeting you at the top.
All in all, fantastic beach holiday with opportunity for great days out for everyone and I will definitely be going back!
The apartment was full of character and charm whilst being presented in a smart and partly contemporary way. Located in the heart of the lively and very attractive Laredo old town and within a short walking distance of the huge beautiful beach, shops and restaurants. Trips to the nearby Jurassic Park style safari, the Guggleheim in Bilboa and caves in the surrounding hills were highlights of our stay in the area. Julie was very helpful providing information on the town and local area to ensure we made the most of our stay. We found it best to park just outside the centre of town and take a stroll to the apartment.
We ( family of four ) stayed for ten nights in this lovely apartment. The location is excellent, right in the middle of town and ten minutes walk from a fantastic beach ( no big waves, great for swimming ). We cooked most nights and the local supermarket ( "Lupa" ) stocked all kinds of delicious food and drink.
There is no Wifi, but internet access is cheap at the little shop next door. Spaniards stay out late at night, and the streets were quite noisy until 1am, as in any Spanish town.
The apartment is spacious, clean and very well equipped. We parked ( free ) on the street a few minutes walk away. On the last day we discovered incredible chicken kebabs just two doors up the street.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!!
Laredo has 2 new surf schools on the beach, they offer surf lessons and all equipment. Fantastic walks along Laredo's 7 klm sandy bay. There is also horse riding at the local riding school in Laredo. A new golf driving range, with pitch and putt for the kids has recently been opened in Laredo. Boat trips to Santona (daily) and around the coast (summer).
In Ampuero there is a municipal swimming pool with pool attendant, kiddie pool and cafe. Canoe Ason offers guided canoe trips up the river Ason. Voto Ventura offer Quad biking in the mountains. Both accessed by bus or 10 min. drive. There is also a new pool opened in Colindres with 3 pools.
Visit the amazing caves in the Karrantza valley, and an animal rescue park- El Karpin.
Driving along the coast you will come to Santona, excellent for a Saturday morning market and freshly landed shell fish.Santona also has great viewing areas/cabins for the famous bird watching - migrating bird
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$370|
Now booking for Autumn 2014 Easter breaks, April, May and summer 2015, half term and long weekend breaks.
You are advised to book early as this area is very popular and books up very quickly. Spring weekend breaks available 2015.
The prices quoted are for up to 6 sharing. I am able to offer a discount for only 2 people sharing.
Security deposit required against breakages/cleaning. Refundable