3 Bedroom (Sleeps 7) Villa Rental Arnuero

Beautiful Cantabria Coastal Villa - Santander, Bilbao, Picos Mountains, Amazing Beaches & much more. free Wi-fi

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.

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  • Property Type Villa Rental
  • Location Arnuero
  • Bedrooms 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay4
  • Low season price per night€120
  • High season price per night€215
  • Average price per night€140
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  • Customer rating 4.8 / 5 ( 18 reviews )
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Only Minutes From Many Stunning Beaches, Very Handy For Santander, Bilbao, Picos Mountains, Cabarceno Wildlife Park, Santillana del Mar, Altamira Cave & ​​much more.

* Situated in Castillo-Arnuero, Cantabria
* On the coastal Camino de Santiago pilgrimage path
* This Cantabria Villa is by the beach towns of Noja, Isla, Ajo, Loredo, Somo and Santona and their many outstanding beaches.
* just 50 minutes from Bilbao (Guggenheim) & 20 minutes from Santander city
* Owners live permanently in Cantabria and are nearby should assistance be required (happy to advise on sightseeing, daytrips, restaurants, etc..)

This is a charming, well maintained and well equipped modern semi-detached villa by the Cantabria coast with private garden situated in a quiet village. This is an ideal property for families and couples who will appreciate the spaciousness of the house and garden, the equipment provided especially in the kitchen and garden, and the ease of access to great beaches, sightseeing attractions, shops, restaurants and bars.


* 3 bedrooms
* 2 bathrooms
* Sitting room
* Dining room
* Hallway with coats hangers
* Basement laundry & storage area
* Centrally heated throughout
* Private Garden

Upstairs Features
* 2 double rooms and 1 twin room (can be made into a comfortable triple).
* Ample wardrobe space in each bedroom
* Fully fitted bathroom with bath & overhead shower
* Bedroom windows double glazed & fitted with roller blinds/ shutters.

Downstairs Features
* Modern kitchen with fridge freezer, oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, range of coffee makers (plunger, Italian stovetop and Nespresso machine), juicer and more. Kitchen window gives on to the outdoor patio.
* Bright, spacious lounge with double glazed french doors, tv, dvd, coffee table, sofa, reclining armchairs, unit with books, tourist information, dvds
* Comfortable dining room off the lounge with dining table, chairs, sideboard and stereo unit.
* Rooms offer views of the mountains and the sea in the distance.
* Bathroom with fully fitted shower cubicle.
* Smoke alarm, gas alarm and a fire extinguisher.
* Spanish and limited Sky TV.

Basement Features
* Fully fitted basement (accessed by stairs from hall) with laundry area and hot/cold running water
* Washing machine
* iron and ironing board
* Spacious storage area with toys and beach gear for guests use.

Garden Features
* Well tended private garden
* Cosy tiled patio
* Garden furniture
* Pleasant variety of plants and trees

Across from this Cantabria Villa is ample parking and a small plaza with a childrens playground and the village bowling area.

There is the 14th century church of San Pedro just 100 meters from the house which is one of the many important religious sights along the coastal Camino de Santiago.

This is a prime area for watersports especially surfing and wind-surfing and there are many surf schools in the vicinity. Diving is also popular as is canoeing and sailing. It is an excellent area for hiking and hillwalking both in the mountains and along the coast. The house is less than 5 minutes from the Trasmiera Ecopark (Ecopark of Trasmiera) which was the only place in Spain to be awarded the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) award in 2011.

For those interested in cooking, the closeby 2 star Michelin restaurant El Cenador de Amos in Villaverde de Pontones offers 1 and 2 day cookery courses in Spanish. The 1 star Michelin Restaurante La Bicicleta is also close as well as many other nice restaurants.

Coast / Beach
Superb beaches only 5-13 minutes drive or 3kms-18kms. These include Berria, Trengandin, Ris, Isla, Garlic, Langre, Loredo & Somo. This area, called the Trasmiera Coast, is noted for it's long, fine sand beaches. Extremely popular with surfers and watersport enthusiasts. Only slightly further on the beaches of Santander which can be enjoyably accessed by foot-passenger ferry from Somo. And between each of the beaches mentioned are beautiful areas of high & low coast offering lovely walks & stunning scenery.

Trasmiera Ecopark
The Trasmiera Ecopark where our house is located is a member of EDEN (European Destinations of Excellence) which aims to promote sustainable tourism development models across the European Union.

Several supermarkets, butchers, fishmonger, pharmacy, bank and bars located 2kms away in Meruelo. Two taverns and a convenience store are located less than 1km away. Noja center, 3kms away, many shops, bars, pharmacies, several banks and restaurants. Santoña town (population 12000) has an abundance of supermarkets, bars, banks and restaurants. Island is an excellent area for it s small beaches an abundance of restaurants. This is not a remote area. Access to numerous shops, bars and restaurants is very easy.

MEDICAL CENTER In Meruelo (3 minutes from the house) there is a 24hr medical center. There is also a medical center in Noja and 20 minutes away in Laredo there is a hospital.

PETROL The nearest petrol station is 1 minute drive from the house and here they also sell convenience goods and freshly baked bread.

POOLS In both Noja & Santona there is sports center with a 25 meter covered pool. In Meruelo there is an outdoor pool open in the summer only.

MARKETS In Noja there is a market every Wednesday and in Santona every Saturday.

Bike hire, several spas, tennis, horse and camel riding and golf all available locally.

There is a regular shuttle ferry across the bay from Somo & Pedrena to Santander. This is a 15 minute drive away and it is a very nice alternative to driving into Santander city which would take 25 minutes.

The Cabarceno Wildlife Reserve, 30 minutes drive, is a great day out for kids and adults.

Magnificent beaches and reserves, walking and cycling trails, Camino de Santiago, kids playgrounds, shops, restaurants and bars all within a short distance as is Santander city (25 minutes), Bilbao (50 minutes), Cabarceno Wildlife Park (25 minutes), Santillana de Mar & Altamira Cave (35 minutes) and more. Foodies will be interested to discover small local wineries such as Bodegas Vidular and Sel D'Aiz. Artisanal craft beer producers such as Dougalls and Cierva as well as excellent seasonal and locally grown produce.


* Less than 1 hour drive to Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum
* Located on the Coastal Pilgrimage Trail Santiago
* 90 minutes drive to the Picos de Europe mountains
* 1hr 45min drive to La Rioja wine region
* Less than 2 hours drive to San Sebastian - gourmet capital of Spain
* 2hrs 15mins drive to France (Biarritz, St Jean de Luz)
* 2hrs 30mins drive Pamplona (running of the bulls)
* Less than 4 hours drive to the Pyrenees
* Just over 4 hours drive to Bordeaux
* 4hrs 30 mins drive to Portugal
* 4hrs 30mins drive to Madrid
* 5 hours drive to Santiago de Compostela


Holiday in September 2019

By Derrek O. on 16-Sep-2019

My family enjoyed our week in this house. We had great weather and the house was clean and comfortable.

5 of of 5

Lovely well equipped home in stunning area of Spain within easy reach of gorgeous beaches

By ANN C. on 03-Sep-2018

The house was very well equipped,clean and easily accessible to the coast and mountains of the region. It’s situated in a small, quiet village next to a school and playground with some ambient noise during the day from holiday clubs but otherwise very peaceful and we were out most of the days so didn’t affect us.Easy parking. Easy access to supermarkets and markets within 2-3 kms. Ken has some great suggestions for local activities,restaurants and bars in his info booklet and was very helpful in arranging some of our activities when our Spanish / the systems didn’t allow us to do it. We loved the beaches in the area- both surf-type and swimming beaches and did some lovely walks with great views. The caves at Monte Castillo were well worth a visit but bear in mind the tours are done mostly in Spanish with minimal translation offered for non Spanish speakers which limits your interpretation but still worth a visit as mostly the caves speak for themselves. The region serves mainly Spanish tourists and as a result English isn’t commonly spoken/ written in restaurants which was very refreshing and made us try out our very limited Spanish but added to the experience. Overall a fabulous holiday in a very comfortable house, great host and only 25 minutes from the ferry either end of the holiday so no long drives . Would definitely recommend this place and would love to come back sometime soon.

5 of of 5

A well equipped house near beautiful beaches

By Helen E on 01-Aug-2018

We really enjoyed our first visit to Spain. The house is clean and spacious with a well equipped kitchen and is conveniently located for exploring the area, being close to several beautiful beaches and countryside walks. Ken and Belen were really helpful, booking a restaurant for our son's birthday, offering useful suggestions for activities and immediately sorting out the wifi when it wasn't working. Our teenage children particularly enjoyed surfing at Loredo and we had several tasty meals at local restaurants. It's worth noting that not many locals speak English, so we did struggle a bit with translating menus! The weather was quite overcast for much of our stay, but it was comfortably warm. It seems to be an area of high humidity and the dehumidifier in the house was definitely needed. We would recommend this property as a great base for exploring this part of Northern Spain.

5 of of 5


By Tony C on 06-Jun-2018

Ideal base for area and presented very well. Equipped very high standard and owner very helpful.

5 of of 5

un charmant séjour

By Bertrand S. on 24-Aug-2017

La maison est propre et bien aménagée. elle est située non loin de plages très agréables et notre hôte nous a bien indiqué de bonnes adresses. Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable dans sa maison.

4 of of 5

agradable estancia

By Carmen M. on 03-Aug-2017

La llegada fue muy bien , menos los ultimos metros que estando muy cerca no lo encontraba el gps. La casita esta muy cuidada, tiene un monton de cosas de uso normal, que se agradece al llegar y no tener que salir corriendo al super. Ibamos con 2 niñas pequeñas y al encontrarnos con una trona, cochecito, juguetes, cuentos..... era la sensacion de estar en casa

ken estuvo en todo momento amable y dispuesto a ayudar si lo necesitabamos, arreglo y limpio bicis de sus hijas pequeñas por si queriamos usarlas

El lugar esta muy bien ubicado, en un momento estas en varias playas preciosas, y si no vas con niños pequeños- que no te da tiempo para nada- hay cerca un parque natural, cuevas y un monton de cosas apetecibles

En resumen , una semana muy aradable que puedo recomendar a todo el mundo

4 of of 5

a great stay in a nice part of Spain

By Ludo V. on 27-Jul-2017

We had a lovely stay in the house which was very comfortable and clean. There are a few nice beaches in the environs, and we made a nice walk on the coastal road, whith nice vieuws and a lot of climbing.

The house is ideal to visit the caves of Altamira and the natural park of Cabarceno, with it's elephants and bears and other wildlife.

There are also a lot of nice restaurants in the surroundings.

We were happy that it was not as hot as in other parts of Spain

5 of of 5

Lovely home in spectacular region

By Patty M. on 25-May-2016

We loved our stay at this property. It is conveniently located between Santander and Bilbao, and is a great jumping-off point for exploring the beautiful northern Spanish coast and Basque country. The owners had lots of excellent suggestions for day trips, and so we visited wonderful beaches and fishing villages, famous Santilla del Mar, Picos de Europa National Park and the charming mountain village of Potes, Bilbao and San Sebastian and Santander and many other places. The Camino de Santiago runs through the local village and is within a stone's throw of the house. The house itself is very roomy and comfortable, with a lovely garden and convenient parking, and the owners could not have been more helpful throughout our week-long stay. And the food in the region is spectacular! All in all, we highly recommend this rental any time of the year.

5 of of 5

Fantastic location, extremely comfortable house

By Tim B. on 14-Dec-2015

Fantastic location close to a variety of beaches and towns. The house was very well appointed, it had a great range of beach equipment which is very handy if you come by plane. We would definitely recommend this property for families.

4 of of 5

Family holiday

By Vera G. on 29-Jul-2014

There were a lot of extremely positive reviews about the house (and Ken) which made us slightly sceptical as they were nearly too good to be true. However, both lived up to expectations. A very well equipped and comfortable house where everything worked (lots of hot water even with 2 showers, the dishwasher and washing machine running) and the owner (Ken) went beyond the call of duty to introduce us to the area, some local facilities and even organized bike hire at an excellent price before our arrival. The area is beautiful - great scenery and stunning beaches. Great cycling and walking. Lots of good places to eat, visit and shop. Excellent!

5 of of 5

Clean, comfortable, modern and well equipped.

By Anonymous on 12-Aug-2013

The house is well situated for several activities- beaches, golf, shopping, kayaking, restaurants, supermarkets and a great animal park. The garden is lovely to chill in and enjoy a BBQ. Appreciated the "extras"- a welcome bottle of wine, outside/beach equipment and the owners support in arranging our kayak trip and a local restaurant booking. The weather was fabulous which helped too.

4 of of 5

great stay

By Martin G. on 17-Aug-2012

we had a wonderful holiday on the cantabrain coast. the beaches are wonderful.

the house was perfect - clean, spacious and a great location to explore the region and ken was a great host - able to give us advice and help whenever needed.

our kids (9 and 6) loved the area; beaches, surfing, rock-pooling, ferry to santander, wildlife park and hamburguesas !!

5 of of 5

Como en tu casa

By JOSE MANUEL L. on 14-Aug-2012

Antes de nada tengo que decir que fuimos la primera familia española que estaba en casa de Kent, lo cual es un honor, y es algo que me extraña pues es una propiedad que merece la pena sea cual sea tu nacionalidad.

La descripción que realiza Kent de su propiedad es perfecta e incluso se queda un poquito corta pues os aseguro que cualquier cosa que tengáis en vuestra casa y, alguna mas, la vais a encontrar allí. La cocina equipadísima con todo tipo de utensilios y electrodomésticos que podáis esperar y por supuesto como el resto de la casa con una limpieza exquisita.

Las estancias salón comedor están comunicadas lo que resulta muy cómodo para poder disfrutar de ambas y le da amplitud a la estancia. En las habitaciones no tendréis problemas para guardar vuestra ropa pues tenéis suficiente espacio de almacenamiento .

En el sótano hay una zona de lavado, plancha y juegos que resulta comodísima y en la que podréis encontrar material de ocio de todo tipo (palos de golf, juegos para niños, material de buceo etc.)

En el exterior hay un maravilloso jardín equipado con tumbonas, sillas reclinables y una mesa de madera por si queréis comer en el exterior. Sí os gusta la lectura podéis disfrutar de un buen libro entre cuidadas plantas o simplemente salir a tomar un café. Un lujo.

Por último quería dejar el factor humano. El trato dispensado por Kent es exquisito, preocupado en todo momento por nuestra comodidad y dispuesto a asesorarte sobre cualquier tema que pueda hacerte más agradable la estancia. En el cuidado de su casa y en la atención que presta a sus ocupantes te das cuenta que no alquila una propiedad sino que pretende que estés como a él le gustaría estar.

Espero que mi comentario sea útil para todas nacionalidades.

Gracias Kent y Belén

5 of of 5

Wonderful week in a wonderful house.

By Anna M. on 14-Aug-2012

The house has everything you need for everyday life and recreation. It is situated so that each day you can discover new beaches or other sights of the beautiful Cantabria.

Owners of the house is very hospitable and always ready to help.

We will recommend this house to our friends and maybe we'll come back.

5 of of 5

Perfect holiday in May

By Follo on 01-Jul-2012

Hi All,

the house is well equipped and from there you can go on nice trips, especially at the coast. The beaches are really nice and clean! From middle of may til beginning of june the weather was windy, but you can go tho beach an enjoy the sun. The location is really recommended.



5 of of 5

Fabulous villa with stunning scenery

By Jan H. on 19-Jul-2011

Casa Castillo is a fabulous place to stay. The property is extremely well equipped and immaculate. It's in a lovely part of Spain, which is largely undiscovered by British tourists. There are countless beautiful beaches and stunning views within a short drive. We were a family of 5 adults but it would equally suitable for young children. The owners live very near by and nothing was too much trouble to make sure we had a wonderful holiday. I would highly recommend Cantabria in general and Casa Castillo particularly.

5 of of 5

By Caber Dublin, Ireland on 28-Apr-2011

I stayed in Ken and Belen's Castillo home last Summer with my wife and three boys aged 9, 11 and 14. The house was absolutely perfect for us.

Here's what my wife had to say:

"The house was a perfect home away from home. Beautiful location, spotlessly clean and very well maintained. Ken and Belen had thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable.

They were wonderful hosts and gave us some invaluable tips for days out in this stunning part of Spain.

We had a fantastic holiday and the house far exceeded our expectations. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property."

I loved the local knowledge and tips that Ken and Belen gave us regarding what places to visit and what was worth doing when we got there. The house had plenty of maps, information and a local guide compiled by K & B. The highlights for me were the local beaches, day trips to Bilbao, Santillana del Mar, Frias and several trips into Santander. There's loads of interesting places to see but you can also just hang around the local beaches. My favourite was Playa de Ris.

The kids loved the house. Plenty of room and a DVD player and TV! As well as the obvious beach stuff they enjoyed a trip to a local zoo/safari park called Cabarceno that's a must see. We did a trip on the ferry from Somo to Santander that was good fun. The boys loved the diving platforms in Santander. We went canoeing one day on the River Deva on the Cantabria/Asturias border, a major highlight for the kids. Also Decathlon, a massive local sporting goods warehouse store was a big hit.

We ate at several of the places recommended by K & B and they were excellent. The guide that K & B give you is really accurate and up to date on the eating and drinking options.

We were in Cantabria for three weeks and we didn't have enough time to do everything that we wanted to do. We couldn't recommend the area or the accommodation highly enough! We'll definitely be back.

5 of of 5

Fantastic weekend in cantabria

By Iñaki San Sebastian on 25-Apr-2011

I spent a fantastic weekend in this splendid villa with my family (4 of us). Very clean, confortable, great location and full of details. We felt like at home. We found in this house everything we needed. I strongly recommend it. My family( 2 young daughters 3 and 5) is asking me when we go back. We spent a weekend there, but thinking about spending more time.

5 of of 5
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Children Welcome
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Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
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Internet Heating Linens provided
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Video library Music library Games
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