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Three spacious completely self-contained apartments in the Picos de Europa - Balcony Apartment

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Basieda Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Olmares apartments in Picos de Europa, Cantabria, Spain

Comfort is the by-word – high quality twin beds, duvets, cotton sheets, soft towels with central heating throughout but cool in summer. Fully equipped kitchen, high pressure shower, heated towel-rails etc. This part of the Liébana Valley remains unspoilt with first rate walking, climbing, bird-watching and wild flowers. The coast with its white sandy beaches is only an hour away through the dramatic Hermida Gorge.

Details for Balcony Apartment 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The ‘balcony’ apartment has a bedroom with comfortable twin beds, duvets, extra pillows and blankets. The bathroom has bath, pressure shower, heated towel rail and soft towels. The living area has a well equipped kitchen, a dining area and sitting room area with a polished chestnut floor giving a ‘home’ feeling. There is a comfortable sofa and armchair, coffee table, reading lamps, bookcase and TV with Sky News and Spanish channels. The entire front wall of the sitting room is of glass – windows and french doors leading onto the balcony. The very substantial wood balcony with garden furniture runs the full width of the apartment. It’s perfect for eating out, relaxing, bird-watching and enjoying the magnificent view. The entire apartment is centrally heated. The apartment is for 2 people – either friends or a couple but is not suitable for children.

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Richard Beazley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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About Richard Beazley

We are in our 60s and live in a nearby apartment - there to help but not to intrude!

Richard Beazley purchased this apartment in 2002


based on 4 traveler reviews

Balcony Apartment
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Rural Beauty

  • 4 of 5

I would recommend this place to people who would like to stay in a typically Spanish rural setting in the beautiful Picos de Europa mountains, with easy access to good walks,stunning scenery and not such a long drive to the beautiful sandy beaches.

The property was extremely well maintained and very clean and tidy when we arrived upon which we were warmly greeted by Richard our host (even though we arrived quite late at night).

A car is essential to make the most of the attractions in the area and be prepared to do a fair amount of driving however, the spectacular views are worth it!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you Sean and Joanne
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London, Esses, UK

Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and loved the peaceful location and the view from our sitting room, terrace and bedroom. The apartment is very well set up and as there are several apartments and a communal lounge and bbq area it would make a fantastic location for a family or group to holiday together.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kilkenny, Ireland

Property 18847

  • 5 of 5

We rented Property 18847 in the Picos De Europa Mountains for the first week of May, having found it on a search of your site. The site has a lot to choose from and it made our decision on where to go very difficult. Olmares, up in the mountains, was our final decision and what a good one that turned out to be. Our hosts Richard and Suzanne were absolutely fabulous, such good hosts, always on hand but never in your face, and both a fountain of knowledge. The facilities were amazing, the standard of accommodation far exceeded our expectations. The directions to get there were spot on and the location was great. Sitting on the balcony all day just looking at the mountains around us was the perfect way to unwind. The walks around the area were great, although neither of us are great walkers, it was great fun to explore. The area is quite spectacular and the wild life exciting to watch. We would definately recommend the property to others. Thanks to everyone for helping to make our holiday the best we’ve ever had.

Alison and Alex, Kilkenny, Ireland

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Landelijk en rustig

  • 4 of 5

Het appartement is zeer rustig gelegen in een gehucht met enkel wat huizen. Een auto is beslist noodzakelijk. Het appartement is compleet ingericht en comfortabel. Fijn is het dat er extra ruimtes zijn die je als huurder kunt gebruiken waaronder de binnenplaats waar schaduw en zon is. Het uitzicht vanaf het balkon is prachtig. We hebben er fijne dagen gehad.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you Yvonne !
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Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
135 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
58 Kilometres
coast motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
58 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The Picos de Europa mountains are a paradise for walking and climbing with magnificent flora and fauna.

Bird watching, wild flowers and butterflies


The coast with its white sandy beaches is only an hour away by car through the dramatic Hermida Gorge.


Basieda is a remote hamlet built into the mountainside 15km from Potes in the Picos de Europa. The Picos de Europa are the most impressive part of the Cordillera de Cantabrica mountain range of the North of Spain. Basieda can be reached by ferry to Santander or Bilbao, by flights to Bilbao, Santander or Madrid or by road through France.

We can give you a travel account number which will give you a discount of 20% when booking a Brittany Ferries crossing to Santander or Bilbao.


Nearest Airport : Santander (also Bilbao 236) at 120 Kilometres

Nearest Ferry : Santander (also Bilbao 236) at 120 Kilometres

Nearest Train : Santander at 120 Kilometres

Nearest Motorway : Unquera at 51 Kilometres

Nearest Beach : Pechón at 51 Kilometres

Nearest Barpub : La Viñona at 1.5 Kilometres

Nearest Restaurant : La Viñona at 1.5 Kilometres

Further Details:

Towels Provided & Linens Provided


Rates & Availability

Basieda Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate E
Sep 17 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Rate F
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $65
Tax Rate 10.0%

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm the booking and the balance is payable on arrival. In the event of cancellation less than 8 weeks before your stay the deposit is not refundable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible and we can give you a travel account number which will give you a discount of 20% when booking a Brittany Ferries crossing to Santander or Bilbao. (25% until 31/10/2014)

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the apartment and not per person. Also your stay with us can normally start on any day of the week to allow you to take advantage of cheaper mid-week airfares. There is a refundable deposit of €60 for the small apartments and €120 for the 2 bedroom apartment against breakages or extra cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Basieda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Twin beds
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
Notes on accommodation: There is a separate laundry room and drying area. There is also a separate communal sitting room used by all our guests. This beautiful room with picture windows has a mezzanine floor with giant tv. and dvd player with a small library of paperbacks and books for improving your Spanish. On the main floor there is a library of reference books on birds, wildflowers, mushrooms, moths and butterflies etc. together with guide books on walking, biking and maps covering the area. Not suitable for young children. Those over 12 by prior agreement only. Free Wifi is available in the courtyard and in the communal sitting room. Internet access is available free at the local Ayuntamiento (Council building 3Km).

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