The holiday accommodation Ibaia (which means “the river” in Basque) in San Sebastian gets its name from the Urumea River, as it is just what one can see by leaning out of the balconies of this exclusive vacation apartment.
The Ibaia vacation apartment is located on the fourth floor of a building with a lift, building which was restored just a few years ago (2006). It is a typical building from the early years of the 20th century, with sandstone front, bay windows and balconies with breathtaking views over the river.
Just on the other side of the river, opposite the apartment, we find the two most emblematic buildings in San Sebastian: the Maria Cristina Hotel and the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, and next to them the famous Boulevard, a pedestrian avenue which separates the Old Town from the city centre. Besides, just 100 metres away from the apartment, next to Zurriola Beach, is the Kursaal Exhibition and Congress Centre, another symbol of this marvellous city.
The holiday apartment is arranged throughout 70 square metres and has two spacious double bedrooms. Both bedrooms have single beds, although in the main bedroom these are wider, 105 cms. while in the second bedroom the beds are standard, 90 cms. wide.
Between both bedrooms there is a bathroom fitted with a shower cubicle.
The lounge is a bright and pleasant space, thanks to its well-cared decoration and the breathtaking views that can be enjoyed from the large windows.
The dining area is situated by the bay window. It is a real delight, on the good weather days, have breakfast or dinner here, with the window open so that we can take pleasure of the amazing views. The kitchen, situated next to the lounge, is perfectly equipped with everything you may need to prepare delicious meals during your holidays in San Sebastian.
The holiday accommodation Ibaia also offers high-speed Wi-Fi Internet system and, for those coming to the city by car, the possibility to rent a parking space in a car park situated just 5 minutes away from the apartment.
The Urumea River separates Gros from the Old Town and from the City Centre by two different bridges, giving it an obvious closeness to them. It borders on the Bay of Biscay at North, on the Ulia Mountain at East and on the Urumea River and the Kursaal Convention Centre at West.
La Zurriola Beach, the newest of them all in San Sebastian, is located in this neighbourhood. It is very popular among surf lovers and professional surfers and it is also just a five minute stroll away from La Concha Beach.
At the end of the promenade along La Zurriola, at the side of the Ulia Mountain, there is an area of houses, pintxo bars and pubs called Sagües. It is a favourite spot among young people. There is also a great esplanade and leisure activity area here.
There are lots of shops all around Gros and in the last few years, it has become a very popular area for those in search of good quality pintxo bars and pubs. However, if what you are looking for is to follow a complete route of typical pintxos, it is a must to finish in the Old Town, just a 7 minute stroll from Gros.
There are some wonderful walks to be enjoyed from Gros to other parts of the city. For instance, starting at Sagües and walking all along La Zurriola promenade until you reach the Paseo Nuevo, a magic place when the Cantabrian Sea is rough. From here you can go up the Urgull Mountain, a mere 15-20 minute climb, then come down to the harbour and from there back again to the Old Town and Gros. A trully enjoyable all around walk.
The Gros neighbourhood has several supermarkets and other grocery shops for those of you who prefer to enjoy a more intimate dinner at the apartment.
If you are visiting the city by car, you should know there are three large public car parks in the area: Plaza de Cataluña, Kursaal and Txofre.
Thanks to a modern and wide network of public transport, the Antiguo is very well connected to the other city neighbourhoods. For more information on public transport you can visit the official webpage: (website hidden)
30 euros extra fee for check-ins after 9.30 pm.
100 euros extra fee for check-ins after 11.59 pm.
Options extra: Crib and Baby chair (free), Intermediate cleaning service (contact us), Parking (contact us).
Not allowed: Smoking, Parties, Pets.
You will pick up the keys at our office:
Plaza Pinares 1, 3rd floor - Office 6
20001 San Sebastian
C'est la troisième fois que nous passons un séjour dans un appartement géré par Juanra et comme d'habitude la qualité du service et de l'appartement étaient au RDV.
Beautiful apt!!! Looks just like the photos and was everything we had hoped it would be. Located just across the bridge facing the mariachristina hotel, the beautiful river. Had a great view of mount urguell from our dining window. The beds were comfortable and the apt was squeaky clean. So great would definitely go back!
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Hi, my name is Juanra, I live in San Sebastian and I've got a degree in Tourism and Enterprises management.
We rent holiday apartments in two different destinations: San Sebastian and Aran Valley (Baqueira ski resort).
I like to share my knowledge with the visitors, advising them about where to eat - the best pintxo bars, restaurants-, what to visit,... so that at the end of the day, you have an unforgettable stay!
Please let me know if you need some tips during your stay!