About This Listing
Design and furnished November 2011 in a building of 1886. I did it with an architect friend of mine. The Guggenheim Museum is 10 minutes walking from the apartment, on the opposite bank of the river.
You don't have to leave any deposit, or add cleaning fee. In relation with the arrival and departure time I try to be as flexible as possible, but when new guests are arriving on the same day I need time to prepare the apartment. In these cases, the check-in will be starting from 16.00 hours and check-out before noon.
Private parking is one block from the apartment in case you need it.
Most of the house is one single space, the bathroom and a separate room (for my daughter when I'm here) where there is has a trundle bed.
I love to cook so the kitchen is fully equipped. High speed Wifi. Large flat TV. The bathroom has a shower and a small bathroom, two sinks. On the balcony, in the back, there is a washing machine. The apartment is on the second floor with no elevator and is very bright.
Castaños neighborhood is very central and yet quiet. There are 2 good supermarkets within a block away, fresh fruits store, a couple of wine shops, fish shop and some nice bars to enjoy with neighbors.
In the square next to the apartment is the funicular up Hill Artxanda from where a great view of the city can be enjoyed. In Artxanda there are also sports facilities (swimming, tennis, etc.) and is also a great place to enjoy a nature walk.
If you like running / jogging the walk along the river is the most popular area in town and just two blocks away.
Just leave it as I left it for you.
There is stuff of my use in the drawers and wardrobes, please respect it and don't be too curious.
There is a wall as a blackboard in the kitchen where and there is all you need to know from wifi code to different phone numbers in case of any need.
Perfect apartment! Clean and cool - just like the picures. It's located in a nice central neighbourhood, close to all hot spots in Bilbao - the old town is a mere 15 min walk away. I recommend it highly! Asier was a great host, always very responsive and helpful, while handling the practicalities smoothly.
English translation below.
Fuimos recibidos por el padre de Asier de una forma muy amigable, gracias por el regalo! y nos sentimos muy bien durante nuestra estancia. El loft es muy bonito y confortable, y aunque a primera vista no lo parezca, está muy bien situado y muy cerca de todos los lugares andando. Lo recomiendo sin ninguna duda.
We were welcomed in a very nice manner, thanks for the present! and we felt very well during our stay in Asier's home. His flat is very cute and clean, it´s very close to all interesting places and I would recommend it again.
We had a very good visit at the apartment of Asier. We enjoyed it because it felt like a warm welkom every time we entered the apartment. The location is indeed close to the guggenheim. We recommand this place .
La estancia en el apartamento ha sido muy buena . El apartamento ha sido tal y como se describía por la web y la localización del mismo es magnífica para poder conocer la ciudad a pie
Bilbao is a great city, but Asier's apartment really stole the show. It's cosy, tidy, stylish and everything we hoped it would be. Just perfect. Located very centrally in a nice neighborhood and within walking distance of the guggenheim museum as well as the old city.
Since Asier wasn't in town, we got the keys from his father Rafa, who was waiting for us upon arrival. Everything worked out smoothly.
After only 4 days the flat already felt like home. And we'll definitely come back again some day.
Estuve 3 noches en el loft de Asier y la verdad no tengo ninguna queja. El lugar es muy moderno, amplio, hay de todo y lo más importante está a 5 minutos caminando a la estación del tranvía desde donde llegas a cualquier punto. A sólo una parada del museo Guggenheim al cual también puedes ir a pie, te demoras 15-20 minutos como mucho. La zona es tranquila. Nos recibió Rafa, el padre de Asir, una persona encantadora y paciente sobretodo ya que nos estuvo esperando cerca de dos horas y nos dio datos de que hacer en Bilbao. Recomiendo el loft de Asir sin pensarlo.
Asier was really nice right from the beginning. He send us lots of useful information and carefully asked how he can help us and what we need for accommodation. When we arrived, his father warmly welcomed us with a big smile and did the checkin perfectly. Thank you!
About the Host, Asier
I live between Bilbao, Madrid and on the road due to my work. I'm the one with the orange T-Shirt, my father next to me in the picture, I asked him to help me to receive the guests when I'm away.
I spent about one third of my time in Bilbao, where I have a daughter in joint parenthood.
I enjoy artisan beer, good wine, I love cooking and learning new things all the time. I cannot live without travelling and meeting new exciting people.
You can either cross the river to go to the Guggenheim using Zubizuri (Calatravas bridge) or taking this one that Frank Gerhy work with when he design the museum. Its free.
If you want to try some basque nouvelle cuisine this might be a great place. Ive never tried still. Let me know if you go, maybe I try to join you.
Yes this is it! But there are more things in Bilbao. Check opening hours and expos here (website hidden)ABANDOIBARRA ETORBIDEA Bilbao 48011
Perfect winery. Mainly Rioja, also you can find wine from other regions and some international. They always have different offers you can trust. They also have a short variety of liquours and spirits.Calle Castaños Bilbao VIZCAYA 48007
I know its paradoxical to mention a hotel, but theyve a paying parking on block from the apartment. They accept cars from non-clients, it cost 18 euros for 24 hours. In case you need let me know.Paseo Campo de Volantín Bilbao Vizcaya 48007
Here is the station to take the funicular to the mountain. In a couple of minutes you get quite high to have a great view of the city. The price is the same as other public transport.Funikularreko Plaza Bilbao PV 48007
Best fruits and vegetables in the area. You will see how little you spend for what you get. If its season dont miss tomatoes from Larrabetzu and green peppers from Gernika among other things.Calle Castaños Bilbao PV 48007
Restaurante Artxanda es una opción segura para desayuno, comida, cena o tomar unos vinos o cervezas con unos pintxos.Calle Huertas de la Villa Bilbao PV 48007
More affordable version of Nerua. Novelle cuisine great menus.Avenida de Abandoibarra Bilbao 48009
Cheapest way to get to the airport is getting the bus here. It will take only 15 minutes from here to the airport. Check the schedules there are few buses per hour.Bilbao 48009
In block from the apartment you access to all the promenade going next to river. Its the perfect spot to do some jogging or having a nice walk.Paseo Campo de Volantín Bilbao PV 48007
Controversial bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava.Paseo Campo de Volantín Bilbao, Vizcaya PV 48007
A bit more sophisticated than Eroski supermarket. Trust the employees at the fish shop (better in the morning). There is no fish on Monday. As lots of business they are closed on SundaysCalle de los Castaños Bilbao Vizcaya 48007
Cheapest option to get from airport to the apartment. It will take less than 10 mins to get to the apartment waliking: cross the bridge over the Guggenheim and take the elevator.Alameda Recalde Bilbao PV 48009
Tipical grill restaurant more for meat. M ianly chuleta (beef) and lamb. Check their web for prices.Calle Ibáñez de Bilbao Bilbao Vizcaya 48001
Great view on the city from the (website hidden) way to get here is with the funicular.Monte Artxanda 48015
In this street you can find some of the best pintxo bars of the city. The ambience is great Friday evening, Saturday before lunch (spanish hours), before dinner and Sunday morning.Bilbao 48005
This square is surrounded with pintxos bars. There are terraces all year round, when its not raining.
Plenty of restaurants and pintxos in this street.Calle Jardines Bilbao PV 48005
This is super well known (and price) pintxos bar and restaurant. It comes in all tourist guides (for good and bad).Plaza Nueva Bilbao Vizcaya 48005
Visit Rio-Oja, Harrobia, Xukela, Kalderapeko, Mandoya and so on.Txakur Kalea Bilbao PV 48005