Discover a selection of 344 vacation rentals in Santander, 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 $51 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Santander. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Taking Spanish lessons in Santander

When in Spain, do like the Spanish do. While international visitors flock to the south of the country, Spaniards head north to Santander. And they're not wrong to do so. Once the Spanish royal family's favourite summer getaway, Cantabria's capital is becoming more and more popular with international visitors. Overlooking the Bay Biscay, this charming seaside city is well known for its golden beaches, picturesque promenades, and grand squares and boulevards. Santander vacation rentals will put you in the heart of the action.

Things to do

Learn to live like royalty in Santander

Sadly, many of Santander's most beautiful buildings were lost in a great fire in 1941. Don't worry though, there are still some pretty spectacular sights to behold. On the Magdalena Peninsula, you'll gaze in wonder at the Magdalena Palace, an incredibly grand mansion that was once the summer residence of the Spanish Royal family. In nearby El Sardinero is the opulent Gran Casino del Sardinero, while in the city center you'll find the medieval Santander Cathedral. And to the north is Parque de Cabo Mayor, which features rugged cliffs and rock formations, plus the imposing Faro de Cabo Mayor, Cantabria's oldest lighthouse.


Santander—a beach for all occasions

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches in Santander. In San Ramon there's the peaceful Playa de la Virgen del Mar, while in Ribamontan al Mar, you'll find the spectacular Playa de Langre sandwiched between 2 cliffs. Santander's most famous beach is Playa del Sardinero in elegant El Sardinero, which is a popular spot for swimmers, surfers, and those who just want to look good. In the city center, there are many fine museums and galleries to explore, and the Mercado del Este, an indoor market, is worth a visit if you're feeling peckish and want some tapas.


Some sunny times in northern climes

So if you're thinking typical Spanish beach weather, then think again. Santander is in the north of the country, which means it has a milder climate than most other parts of Spain. That said, it's still pretty pleasant most of the year. The summers tend to be warm and dry, and you can expect it to reach the high 70s in July and August. It's still quite nice in September, with average highs in the low 70s. It starts to get cold and wet come mid-October, so if you want a Santander vacation rental outside of the busy summer months, try early fall.

Natural features

A close escape in Dunas de Liencras Natural Park

Even though it's a city of some 180,000 people, Santander's very close to some seriously rugged landscapes. The Dunas de Liencres Natural Park, at the mouth of the Pas River, is only a 25-minute drive from the city center. The park consists of almost 500 acres of coves, beaches, dunes, and sprawling pine forests. If you book your Santander vacation rental in winter, chances are that you'll happen upon lots of migratory waterbirds, which reside in the dense forest, as well as a few other reptiles and mammals.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Santander

Fly into Santander (SDR), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Santander Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Santander, ES?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 344 vacation rentals around Santander. From 183 house rentals to 149 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Santander?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santander:

  • Ensanche: 63 vacation rentals
  • El Sardinero: 48 vacation rentals
  • Tetuán: 65 vacation rentals
  • Perines: 26 vacation rentals
  • San Martín: 51 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Santander?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santander. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Santander (YJL-Santander Train Station): 620 vacation rentals
  • Bikini Beach: 614 vacation rentals
  • El Sardinero Stadium: 607 vacation rentals
  • Parroquia Santisimo Cristo: 619 vacation rentals
  • Magdalena Beach: 618 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santander listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santander?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 183 Houses in Santander. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santander include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 149 rentals available
  • Villas: 16 rentals available
  • Studios: 120 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santander?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 53 vacation rentals with pool available in Santander. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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