- Apartment645 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 21, 2018
I´m 43 years old with 2 children. I like walking in the nearby mountains , cycling, swimming in the sea and of course travelling.
igor purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why igor chose Ibarrangelu
Enjoy our ground floor with direct Access to a lovely private garden and a terrace with comfortable out door furniture. Only 1 km to the sea and surrounded by hills and cliffs ready for you to explore. It has been decorated by us and has everything needed in it´s cupboards (from kitchen apliances to beach stuff ready for your use ) The bed is extra large 180 cm wide x 190 cm long
What makes this Apartment unique
I´m fluent in english and know the basque región very well. We have prepared a big folder with info and many maps of the área and for trekking. I will help you at every moment needed as we live upstairs
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic apartment with incredibly helpful hosts that really make it
I could not recommend this place highly enough.
Glasshouse is the ground floor apartment at the end of a row of houses, ideal for two people, but would work for three, with the third sleeping on the futon in the living room. The garden is lovely, with table and chairs and sun loungers out there too. The apartment is light and airy, with large windows. It's also less than a 10-minute drive to Laga beach, which is stunning.
However, I would say that Alice and Igor really make it. They were incredibly helpful, yet unobtrusive. They have compiled a large ring binder with details of the local area, tips, walks, driving instructions etc., but the hosts actually talked us through what to do during our stay and made several recommendations. Their enthusiasm for the area was truly infectious. There are many nice touches, such as cool bags for days at the beach, cooking basics (coffee filters, oil, salt and pepper etc.) and beach towels. The kitchen is also very well appointed with appliances. The bed is very comfortable, too. As non-smokers we were slightly concerned, but smoking is only allowed outside and there is no smell/trace of smoking inside at all.
That part of the Basque coast is beautiful and offers lush forests and unspoilt beaches. Other than it being a little cool on a couple of days (late May), the area had an almost tropical feel to it, due to its position on the Atlantic coast. It is very different to the more arid parts of Spain, but we did get some very warm sunny days, too (28C). Igor and Alice told us that it can get very hot in the summer (35C), so it would be an ideal location for a beach holiday, with Bilbao, La Rioja, and San Sebastian all within striking distance. This was our first visit to the area, and other than in San Sebastian and central Bilbao, we hardly encountered any tourists from the UK. Driving was very easy and the roads are excellent.
We wished we could have stayed longer and would definitely book again on a return visit.
Thank you Marcus for your lovely review. Hope to see you again. Best regards. igor
IGor and Alicia's Glass House is your first step in paradise, right in the heart of the Basque country. We felt like we were back home, welcomed by old friends. THe place is spacious and well organised and equipped.We have spent a great time, 17 nights in total, during a really rainy winter season. And you know what? Thanks to our friendly host, we could do it again .... (Ok, just joking....)
Beautiful apartment and area
We were here for 6 nights in September, and had a very warm welcome from Igor and Alice, both of whom speak really good English! Our stay was enhanced by their recommendations, even before we had arrived. The detail they have created and the time they dedicate to ensuring that you have the best holiday surpasses anything we have experienced before. The apartment itself is super comfortable, well equipped, and with a beautiful private garden which sadly we didn't get to use as we were mostly too busy, and it rained on 2 of our days. The area and beaches are beautiful, with so much to see and do, we wished we could have stayed much longer.
Thank you so much Igor and Alice for your kind hospitality, and being super hosts. We hope to return one day.
Lovely apartment, lovely owners and lovely area of Spain.
Could not fault the apartment, it was lovely and had everything for a comfortable stay. The owners made us very welcome and shared all their local knowledge on places to visit, places to eat and transport. The area itself is ideal for visiting either the beach, mountains or city of Bilbao. I would certainly recommend this place to family and friends. Although public transport is good in the area you really need a car to visit all on offer.
You may never find better hosts.
Attention to detail, generous, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, warm, aware of your needs, etc.
I had a wonderful stay in the Glasshouse. The space was impeccable: clean, safe, more quiet than my home in a small town in Colorado. Everything you need is here. The location is also incredible. You could spend a lifetime discovering the abundance. If you are going to Bilbao, stay here for part, most or all of your stay if you can. You will be happy you did!
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy you liked our place & region. Hope to see you again soon.
A memorable stay!
We enjoyed a wonderful week in this beautiful part of Spain for many reasons: the incredible natural beauty of the Basque coast, the fascinating history, the unbelievably good food, the wine, the many activities both on the beach and inland, the access to other parts of the coast. However, the most important factor making it special was the exceptional hospitality and friendliness of the hosts, Alicia and Igor, and their lovely family. They were hospitable, helpful, friendly, interested and just the perfect hosts. And the apartment is perfect - clean, full of light, inviting, comfortable and stocked with all the necessities, from the modern kitchen to the many travel brochures and maps.. Sitting on the patio surrounded by the beautiful landscaping was a dream. It was just the perfect oasis to come back to after long days of exploring this beautiful area.
We have wonderful memories of our stay and hope to return in the future to make more!
North of Spain (Basque Land) . Bilbao 40 km and 1 hour to San Sebastian _ Our village (Ibarrangelu 48311) which you can look on google earth is situated in the The Busturialdea Urdaibai region which is a unique natural treasure in the Basque Country. In the very heart of Bizkaia, it is a natural area which, due to its size and degree of conservation, is the most important wetland area in the Basque Country. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1984, it is a place where the maritime and rural ambience combines with culture and nature to create a paradise, where humans and nature coexist in a framework of respect and sustainable development. Our house is in a group of 7 semi-detached houses with view to the mountains. We rent the lower floor with the garden which is private to you. You also have a private parking place for the car and a gym to be used with the owners. We live upstairs so we are around for any questions or helping you with your holiday plan. The place is very quiet with a little river at the end of the garden. The beaches are 2 km away but the coast and clifts are 500 m just walking up the village and there are many walking paths from the house.