Discover a selection of 58 vacation rentals in Cantabria, ES that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $103 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Cantabria. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The beachside setting of Cantabria is ready to explore

The area's cathedral and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Cantabria. This city's beaches, restaurants and sporting events attract many visitors, and its romantic and walkable location add to the charm. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Prehistoric adventures in Cantabria

With 1,000s of caves in the Cantabria region to discover, you'll want to make some time for a couple of the popular spots which offer tours. Altamira and its surrounding caves are a preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site full of paleolithic art. Though mostly closed off to the public, you can visit the museum to learn about prehistoric archeology and perhaps be one of the lucky few chosen to see the cave each week. For a guaranteed peak at some stalactites, head over to the El Soplao Cave, where guided tours include a mining train ride.


Sightseeing in Cantabria's capital city

If your Cantabria vacation rental is located close to the city of Santander, then spending some time sightseeing along the historic streets here is a must. The Paseo de Pereda pathway is a great place for a walk along an inlet of the bay, leading to a beautiful garden where you can stop for a scenic picnic. Nearby, the city's prominent cathedral looms, with Gothic designs that you'll want to photograph. On a peninsula jutting out into the bay near popular sandy beaches, you'll find the gorgeous Palacio de la Magdalena, open for tours of the palace interior and grounds.


Year-round fun in Cantabria

Summers in Cantabria are ideal for long days on the coast, soaking up the sunshine and taking dips in the ocean to cool off during the afternoon heat. This region in the north doesn't get nearly as hot or crowded as some of the southern coastal areas of Spain, but the weather is still toasty enough for sunbathing and swimming. Summertime is popular, though, so be sure to book your Cantabria vacation rental early if you plan to visit then. Spring and fall, though a bit chillier, are perfect for outdoor adventures, and wintertime means skiing in the Cantabrian Mountains.

Natural features

Soaking up the fresh air in Cantabria

From sandy beaches to soaring peaks, Cantabria does not disappoint when it comes to stunning scenery and chances to escape to the great outdoors. The Bay of Biscay washes onto the coast here, offering lots of places to enjoy seaside views and boat rides. For hiking trips, head inland towards Picos de Europa National Park, where you'll find miles of forested trails to take the family on outdoor adventures through hills and alongside lakes in search of local flora and cute critters. Come winter, snowfall at higher elevations in the Cantabrian Mountains opens the slopes for cross-country and downhill skiing.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Cantabria

The nearest airport is in Santander (SDR), located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Santander Station, Santander (YJL-Santander Train Station) and Valdecilla Station are the main stations in the city.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Cantabria?

Don't have much time but eager to get away? A weekend escape is just what the doctor ordered. Book a night or two at one of these fantastic properties and get ready for sleep-ins, good food and relaxation:

  • "Cabin - Cabaña Pasiega Las Lugas En Plena Naturaleza" - Located in Lierganes, this getaway offers amenities like a hair dryer and nearby museums.
  • "Beautiful Mill - 1824 - Next To The Miera River" - This is another superb place where you can put your feet up for a couple of days. Make the most of coffee and tea making facilities, nearby ecotour services and more during your stay at this Lierganes property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Cantabria?

If you're after someplace a little more personal than your garden-variety hotel room, you'll like our studio apartments in Cantabria. Get creative in your kitchenette, read a novel on the lounge and feel completely at home. Here are some of our comfiest studios:

  • Settle in at "Rural Apartment 70m2 Plus Terrace In A Large House", situated in Meruelo. There are plenty of amenities available here, including a boat and golf.
  • Otherwise, use "Apartamento Con Piscina Y Terraza" as a base to get out and explore the area. This appealing retreat is in Arnuero and offers a nearby waterfront and a stovetop.

Can I find short term rentals in Cantabria?

Cantabria has short-term rentals that come in all shapes, sizes and budgets. Spend your break in a cheap cabin, an upmarket apartment or whatever else suits. Here are a couple of popular options to get you started:

  • Located close to central Lierganes, "Cabin - Cabaña Pasiega Las Lugas En Plena Naturaleza" is an ideal place for a short-term stay. Unpack your bags and then check out all the top sights in the area.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of days at "Beautiful Mill - 1824 - Next To The Miera River" and discover the best bits of Riotuerto. This vacation rental also welcomes short-stay guests and is a top pick if you love being near the action.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Cantabria?

A romantic weekend getaway in Cantabria is sure to stir up passions. Light some fancy candles, take your sweetie by the hand and watch the sparks fly at one of these escapes:

  • "15 Kms From Cabarceno And 2 Kms From Lierganes. Garden Of 1000 Meters" in Lierganes is just made for couples. This retreat is full of nice touches, including a fireplace and a balcony.
  • Another appealing option is "Expectacular Next To The Cabarceno Nature Park" in Grand Elk Ranch. Enjoy amenities here including a fireplace and skiing facilities, as well as each other's company.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Cantabria?

If your idea of the perfect trip away is to bring along all your friends, you're going to need a whole bunch of space. Luckily, there are plenty of vacation rentals in Cantabria that are suitable for large groups, starting with these sprawling sensations:

  • "Cottage - Full Rental - El Pilon For 10 Adults + 10 Children": With 6 bedrooms, this vacation rental in Riotuerto has enough room for you and all your friends and family. Amenities such as mountain views and a fireplace will keep everyone in your group happy.
  • "Ur Valley 2. Near Beaches And Cabárceno 8 Adults And 4 Children": You'll get your crew's seal of approval at this Entrambasaguas option which comes with a garden, a kitchen and more. It has 4 bedrooms that will easily accommodate all your guests.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Cantabria?

Planning a getaway in Cantabria with all your favorite people doesn't have to mean squeezing everyone into just a few rooms. If you're searching for someplace comfy where you and your gang can spread out and relax, one of these large vacation rentals might be just the ticket:

  • "House For Large Groups Facing The Beach": With 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 30 people, this vacation property in Bareyo will give you all the space you need. An ocean view and a garden are just some of the amenities on offer here.
  • "La Cala Hostel | Hostel": Accommodating up to 32 guests and featuring excellent amenities like a kitchen and mountain views, this is another good choice. It has 6 bedrooms and is located in Loredo.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Cantabria?

There's a good selection of houses with a pool in Cantabria, so dig out your swimsuit and get ready to spend your days enjoying yourself in the water. Here are two top options that are sure to entice you:

  • The pool at "Rural House Bahía Pedreña" will add another layer of fun to your getaway. Located in Marina de Cudeyo, this property also features a nearby bay and a barbecue grill.
  • Roll out of bed and enjoy an early morning dip at "Magnificent Restored Manor House 10min From Beach" in Marina de Cudeyo. Outdoor furniture and a kitchenette are other amenities offered here.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Cantabria?

Vrbo makes it a cinch to track down a great family getaway. Packed with amenities and tons of room for the youngsters to run around, these large family vacation rentals in Cantabria are guest favorites:

  • Bring your loved ones together at "15 Kms From Cabarceno And 2 Kms From Lierganes. Garden Of 1000 Meters". Located in Lierganes, this popular property offers 5 bedrooms and amenities including a garden and a microwave oven. It can sleep up to 8 guests.
  • Alternatively, make "Cabin - Cabaña Pasiega Las Lugas En Plena Naturaleza" your new home away from home. Located in Lierganes, this retreat has 5 bedrooms that accommodate up to 9 people. A TV and nearby ecotour services will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

When it comes to family-friendly attractions in Cantabria, Palacio de Elsedo is a crowd-pleaser. If you're staying anywhere near it, organize a visit and discover why it's such a hit.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Cantabria?

Booking a cabin rental in Cantabria is an ideal way to spend time with the family. Gather your loved ones and check out these options:

  • "Cabin - Cabaña Pasiega Las Lugas En Plena Naturaleza" - Located in Lierganes, this charming escape features amenities such as a toaster and a nearby bay.
  • "Pasiega Cabin Near Cabarceno" – This cabin in Lierganes is another big hit with families. Extra touches here include a microwave oven and a dining table.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Cantabria vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Cantabria?

Enjoy a dip first thing in the morning, noon or late at night — the choice is yours when you book one of our Cantabria properties with an indoor pool. And best of all, there's room for the entire gang to be a part of the fun.

  • Come on in, the water's perfect at "Cottage - Full Rental - El Pilon For 10 Adults + 10 Children". Located in Riotuerto, this dreamy vacation rental has 6 bedrooms that sleep up to 20 guests. A nearby river and a swimming pool are other amenities you'll have access to here.
  • Get set for plenty of mingling and relaxing by your private pool at "Private Indoor Pool With A Beautiful House Attached" in La Sorrozuela. With 5 bedrooms, up to 10 of your friends or relatives can tag along with you at this popular getaway. It's filled with features to keep a large group entertained, including a firepit and a swimming pool.

Eager to see some other options? Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page, adjust the filters to find the Cantabria vacation rental that's perfect for your needs and secure your dream getaway today.

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