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.
Among the properties advertised on HomeAway 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 #12959678 “A great place to stay”
Isabelle R.- France
comentario enviado: 13 septiembre de 2015 Fecha de la estancia: 8 agosto 2015
We stayed at Joxean's place for 2 weeks this summer and very much enjoyed our stay. The flat was clean, bigger than we expected and really nice to live in. Joxean was a lovely host, welcoming us with cheese and cider on our arrival! We got lots of tips from him, several ideas of trips we wouldn't have made otherwise. Bilbao was fantastic, and very easy to reach by train (the station is 5 minutes from the flat). We also traveled to San Sebastian and little places by the sea like Zarautz and Getaria, one of our favourite spots during our stay. When we weren't travelling, we enjoyed very much Deba's beach, quite long and with lots of waves for the kids. All in all, it was a fantastic stay. Not having a parking space was indeed a problem, but we never spent too much time searching. In the end, we walked or took the train anyway. Thank you Joxean for such a lovely stay !
Thanks for taking your time to fill your review in.
I give some suggestions to better know the real basque way of life, that don´t appear on common touristic brochures.
When my guests tell me about their interests I can make better recommendations to satisfy them.
Comentario #12886463 “Great base for 4 adults, 3 kids in Basque country”
Rob K.- Vancouver, Canada
comentario enviado: 6 septiembre de 2015 Fecha de la estancia: 4 julio 2015
A fantastic host with great local knowledge and a nice location in Basque country add up to a winning formula at this well-appointed flat in Deba. The only challenge with this property was finding street parking as everyone in Spain seemed to be going to beach towns amid the heat wave. If you stay at Joxean's place, you have to take him up on his recommended lunch spots at small towns in the nearby hills, and the 15 K hike from Deba east to the next town is stunning - cliffside views and lush farmland made this a highlight of our trip. The local beach in Deba is nice, and far less crowded than the understandably popular beach at San Sebastian.
Thanks a lot for your comments. Apart of collecting brochures from the Tourism Offices around I suggest other plans to my guests based on my knowledge of Basque Country, tradition, gastronomy, architecture, highlights, etc.
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.
BEACHES OF DEBA
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.