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San Sebastian. Elegant palace with a privat foret, 20 minutes to the beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms for 12 people,Close to the city for people looking for peace / relax

Pagaldegarai is an elegant palace, decorated with exquisite taste, divided in four floors, six bedrooms, five bathrooms and a toilet. In total habitable 600 square meters surrounded by 5.500 square meters of garden, that for sure will provide you a memorable stay. On the ground floor: the sports area and the parking. You will find a little Basque pediment to play squash, frontennis or Basque pelota; exercise bikes, regular mountain bikes and a dart game. At the garage there is parking place for two vehicles. On the first floor there are the most common areas: brand new kitchen and the eating room, the living room with sofas and TV, a relaxing area with sofas in front of the chimney. All of them are overlooking the splendid little forest surrounding the building. On this floor you will also have a bathroom so there is no need to use the stairs. On the second floor there are six bedrooms, two of them equipped with double bed and bathroom inside the room. Other three rooms are double-sing

Property Manager
Joxeanjel Arbelaitz Irastortza
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Basque
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018


Oiartzun Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • baño 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , (Planta habitaciones)
    baño 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , (Planta habitaciones) Sauna y baño turco
    baño 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , (Planta habitaciones)
    baño 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , (Planta habitaciones)
    baño 5 - toilet , shower , (Sotano deportivo)
    baño 6 - toilet , (Planta principal)
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • dormitorio 1 - 1 double
    dormitorio 2 - 1 double
    dormitorio 3 - 2 twin/ single , Posibilidad de juntar
    dormitorio 4 - 2 twin/ single , Posibilidad de juntar
    dormitorio 5 - 2 twin/ single , Posibilidad de juntar
    dormitorio 6 - 2 twin/ single , Posibilidad de juntar
  • On the second floor there are six bedrooms, two of them equipped with double bed and bathroom inside the room. Other three rooms are double-single-bedded. And a last one with a double bed. There are two bathrooms, each of them in one side of the corridor. One of the modern showers also has sauna function. The building is surrounded by large terraces, gardens and two outdoor gated parking. In total there is room up for 12 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Elegant palace, perfect for going group of friends or families. With large garden areas with benches under the trees. Perfect garden behind the building to play with the ball. In total area of 5,500 square meters. Two outdoor car parks in total for 6 cars outside. Indoor parking for two vehicles. Villa closed wall, fence and trees. Privacy assured.


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San Sebastian. Elegant palace with a privat foret, 20 minutes to the beach
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Sept in San sebastian

  • 5 of 5

We are six couples in our sixties and seventies. We had a wonderful week in oiartzun, the week before the film festival in San sebastian. We went to botanic garden in Asia, hiked the camino in pasajes de san Juan, went to the beach in hondarribia and hendaye and san sebastian, ate pinxtos like crazy, played handball in the court downstairs, made wonderful dinners, enjoyed all the space, and had a terrific time. Jose was great.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also had a great people. Thanks a lot!
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Woodbridge, VA

Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is fantastic! The living area has a variety of rooms, for reading, watching television, using the internet (yes, it has wifi) or having a conversation or two with dear friends. The kitchen was very well equipped, with a good size clothes washer and dryer, and a dishwasher. Plenty of dishes, pots, pans, and cooking utensils made cooking easy, although the location is near so many excellent restaurants we cooked less than we usually do. We are a mixed group, two couples from England, two from the USA, and one from Sweden. We have been meeting somewhere for a vacation every year or so since 2009 and we all agree this is our favorite house! Joxe is a great host as well, with a table full of recommendations for things to do and see nearby.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. You are also a wonderfull people. Kind regards.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Incredible House!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time staying in this magnificent house. As you can see by the pictures, there are many rooms as well as areas for hanging out, reading a book, enjoying a cocktail, or taking a nap! (my personal favorite was the hammock =). The house is truly a masterpiece and the owner Jose does a fantastic job taking care of it. Jose was an excellent host, answered all our questions, and even helped us make dinner reservations we we arrived late on the first night. He was available whenever we needed him. This area of Pais Vasco is gorgeous with tons of small villages, beaches, pintxo bars, and hiking paths explore. The town of Oiartzun is quaint with friendly locals eager to chat and explain their rich culture and history. I will for sure be back at some point in my life!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this fantastic place. If you are coming to the San Sebastián area I heartily recommend you use this place as a base. The host, Joxeanjel was charming and could not do enough for us. The house itself is secluded, secure with lovely grounds. The facilities are excellent with all possible needs catered for. Joxeanjel also recommended a visit to Zuberoa, a wonderful, charming Michelin Star restaurant within two minutes' walk of the house. A lovely, small discreet restaurant with a nice homely feel, lovely relaxed service from a very well-informed, friendly team who put us at ease. I particularly liked the fact that they had an extensive wine list (book!) with wines to suit every budget, not always the case in 'fine dining' restaurants and were so helpful in helping us make the right choice. And the food was amazing too! 😊?. The house is around a 20 minute drive to the heart of the beautiful San Sebastián and its beaches. The house is surrounded by lovely countryside with lots of countryside walk and hill walks. There is a 15km cycle path which runs close by which takes priority over the cars. Excellent! All in all the perfect escape for a large family or group (we were 12) Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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"Pagaldegarai" was simply fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The house and the grounds are ideally located, spacious, well maintained and clean. The property owner, Jose, was very gracious and responsive. He asked us to make ourselves at home -- and that's what we did! The location is great for taking day trips to explore the beautiful Basque country. This is an absolutely beautiful place in the world. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend it for family and friends wishing to stay in a large comfortable home with 6 bedrooms. Our party was 9 adults and the house offered many spacious public rooms, including a beautiful dining room, library, eat-in kitchen and several private sitting and patio areas. There is also a wonderful walking path bordering the house that takes you in both directions to fun excursions in the picturesque town of Oiartzun. It was very easy to fully enjoy ourselves. We would love to stay here again the next time we visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Our visitor also were fantastic people. Agur
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United States

We felt like royalty!

  • 5 of 5

From the very first moment when Joxe met us as we drove up we knew we were going to enjoy our time in his beautiful villa. We are a three generational family with an age range of 11 to 84 years. There was plenty of space for all to enjoy this well appointed home with its fine woodwork, cozy reading areas, lovely outdoor area and lawn and a kitchen that would delight anyone wishing to prepare a simple snack or cook a gourmet dinner.

It is located in a peaceful neighborhood with a fantastic supermarket a short drive away. I would advise taking the bus at the nearby stop to visit San Sebastián if going in high season or a weekend. Our only frustration visiting this part of Spain was the parking.

The location is ideal for visiting the beaches where our family enjoyed surfing, swimming and boogie boarding. The nearby towns are lovely with their narrow, winding streets and frequent pintxos restaurants. We enjoyed our visits to Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum. After seeing Picasso's Guernica in Madrid we wanted to drive to Guernica to see the town that inspired his painting. The Peace Museum vividly describes the 1937 bombing.

Being located near a walking/biking path was ideal, and various family members took advantage of the house bikes to ride on the trail. Some also rented bikes in San Sebastián. We enjoyed short walks and hikes and our grandchildren swam in the nearby community swimming pool.

Our only regret was that we wished we could have stayed longer in this attractive, comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Old town
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Bilbao Ferry
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
San Sebastian
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Zuberoa (Michelin star)
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Luz Ardiden, Irati
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Concha (San Sebastian)
Car: recommended

It is located in Oiartzun, a historic town located in the heart of Basque Country. Fromthe windows of the house you can see the majestic mountains of Peñas de Aya. At thegate of the palace runs the beautiful ride through the village. If the traveller is encouraged, it will take him/her to the feet of those mountains, a place which is pure

nature, perfect for biking.The house is located 100 meters from the world-wide famous Zuberoa restaurant., 100meters from the municipal swimming pool, equipped with a modern spa. A 15/30 minutes are some of the best restaurants in the world: Arzak, Berasategui, Akelarre, Elkano, grills and traditional Cider houses. Perfect for a varied gastronomic tour.For golf lovers there are many fields in 30 minutes from home. San Sebastian, Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz.Three teams from the Spanish Premier League Soccer: Real Sociedad S. Sebastian, Atlethic Bilbao and Osasuna (Pamplona).International Film Festival of S. Sebastian. Cellars Rioja.

Other Activities: Gastronomy tour, Film festival, music concerts


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $321.9


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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