This spacious 115 m² apartment is in a quiet area near the town centre. It is only a short walk from the beach, 5 min. All exterior windows with a view to the mountains and the marsh (where there is a bird observatory). Fully equipped for six people comfortably accommodated, no sofa-bed. There is also a cot and a high chair for a baby.
In Deba, in the very center of the Geopark of Basque Coast (certificated by UNESCO), near the Flysch Route (National Geographic Jan. 2012), between Bilbao and San Sebastian. Deba is safe and crime is very low or nothing at all. The temperatures are usually mild. An ideal climate for those who want to flee the sweltering heat.
Ideal location to discover the BASQUE COUNTRY:
BILBAO, SAN SEBASTIAN / DONOSTIA, GUERNICA, BIARRITZ and VITORIA / GASTEIZ within less than one hour drive. 75 minutes from PAMPLONA.
Same prices since 2007.
Among the properties advertised on Homelidays and Niumba-TrypAdvisor websites in the Basque Country, this flat has the most positive renter testimonials . They appreciate its spaciousness, cleanliness, comfort, privacy and the helpful and approachable owner.
Last reviews in English on HomeAway:
Comentario #12547757 “Outstanding Location in the Beautiful Basque Count”
Anthony P.- Missouri, USA
comentario enviado: 10 agosto de 2015 Fecha de la estancia: 1 agosto 2015
I, my fiance', and my two youngest children (college age) spent a week in Deba in this apartment and highly recommend it as a vacation spot in the delightful Basque region of Spain.Arrangements with Joxean, the owner, were smooth and pleasant. He greeted us upon arrival and treated us to local apple cider and cheese followed by an extensive discussion of the attractions in the region, complete with tons of brochures and helpful maps.The apartment was perfectly sized for our group and had all the amenities we needed. It was very clean and well kept. The location is good. I estimated an 8 minute walk to the beach, 1-3 minutes to markets, restaurants, bars, pharmacies. and the train station.Great beach with surfers and occasional topless woman.
A pleasant 50 minute train ride will take you to glorious San Sebastian. The fantastic Geopark is nearby with outstanding hikes which take you to magnificent views of the unusual coastal regions.
Finally, I must say that Joxean, our host, is a delightful, gregarious man who is an enthusiastic supporter and explainer of Basque culture, food, and attractions.Our last night I asked him to join us for dinner at the restaurant of his choice. Two of our party went hiking that morning and had not returned by 8 PM that night. Joxean helped us by talking to the local and regional police and showing up in person. When the hikers returned we all had an outstanding time at Urberu Sagardotegia (Cyder house Urberu), an authentic cider house in the hills nearby (to which Joxean commandeered a taxi there and back). Joxean showed us how to obtain unlimited cider directly from the barrels with spigots that spewed forth across the floor. The monkfish and steak were outstanding!
Deba has almost no American tourists. We were often asked by residents why we had come there. The people are very friendly with varying amounts of English spoken. It is a delightful place to stay off the bean path of tourists.
Owner's Response: What can I say after a so kind review? I got my aim, guests satisfaction. Thanks, thanks a lot!
My guest had invited me to dinner last night with them before two of their friends delayed their coming back after having been hiking. The rest were worried.
I went to Deba and communicated local and regional police the description of hikers, but finally they appeared in last train. Apparently they had been hiking in some areas beside the sea without phone service supply.
What a better way to celebrate it than retaking our previous plan and I booked a taxi which is for 9 people and went to Urberu Sagardotegia, a typical cyder house where they serve perfectly grilled natural and fresh products. It was a lovely time and I will miss them.
Family of four, parents and two teenagers
Alan M. - Belfast
comentario enviado: 28 de julio de 2015 Fecha de la estancia: 11 julio 2015
Property description was accurate down to the essential Wifi.
The apartment was clean and well maintained. Joxean met us and advised on all the tourist information leaving a supply of brochures on the attractions etc. Joxean was available to phone is required. We would return to the apartment.
We travelled to Bilbao, San Sebastion, Getaria and Gernika arriving back in time to visit the beach. We travelled by car and train, the station being about 200 yards away.
Meals in the square were good value and we enjoyed the Zahato Bar/Cafe.
The area reminded us of a much warmer Donegal (Irish County).
Owner's Response: It's a pleasure reading that you would repeat the stay in my apartment, because that's my aim. If you want to know the real Basque Country, here you'll find it, in a small and safe town close to the cities.
Comentario #11980305 "A great week in Deba"
#1003556 - "Basque Country, 5 min. from the beach, between Bilbao and San Sebastian"
We had a week in Joxean's flat in Deba. The flat itself is large, comfortable and very well equipped. It's within a few minutes of all the local shops, bars and restaurants. Joxean is a mine of information about the area - we agreed that the table in the flat would have made an excellent tourist information office! Deba is a small town - mainly a place for locals rather than tourists which makes it a great place to experience basque life. There are easy road and rail links to Bilbao and San Sebastian. The scenery is great - both coast and inland - and so are the beaches.
- comentario enviado: Jun 14, 2015
- Fecha de la estancia: Jun 2015
- Fuente: HomeAway
Respuesta del propietario: Thanks a lot for your kind review. I collect all the more interesting information from different Tourism Offices in Basque Country, so as to avoid you lost time looking for it.
The main one is called Santiago, or beach of Deba as well, and Lapari is smaller and close to it. At low tide both connect and allow you to have long walks on the sand
PICTURES OF THE APARTMENT AND VIEWS
Smoke alarm on the ceiling and Internet ADSL 10 Mb & wifi
Kitchen-living room of 26 m² with a balcony and: washing machine, vitrocerámica cooker, smoke extractor, dishwasher, oven,
microwaves, refrigerator, freezer, coffee maker, water boiler, toaster, juicer,
blender and iron.
There´s also a LCD television 26”, DVD, Hi-Fi mini-chain (radio, CD and cassettes) and calendar/thermometer.
15 m² Main bedroom with a 11 m² terrace and an articulated Swissflex bed of 150 x 200 cm. with natural latex mattress and pillows of viscoelastic.
Heating and hot water by natural gas with a wireless programmer.
Another 15 m² green bedroom with a bed of 135 x 190 cm. with viscoelastic mattress and pillows of latex.
The 15 m² third bedroom is painted in blue and has two beds of 105 x 190 cm. and pillows of viscoelastic.
Quick Step floors, ideal for allergics, on hall, corridor and 3 bedrooms of 15 m².